Healyracing's Father Figure
I took these photos of Liam Healy on Listowel Racecourse, a place where he is truly at home. For years I watched from my perch beside Jim on the wheelchair stand as Liam went about his work. Liam always had a kind word and a bit of banter. He never had a tip though!
I took this photo of a chance meeting on the street in October 2009. Jim loved to run into Liam when we were out and about. He was always good for a chat.
Now back to my story of Liam's early life and his awakening interest in photographing horses and horse racing.
Recently I had occasion to visit the picturesque North Kerry village of Knocknagoshel.
|Knocknagoshel post office|
|the parish pump|
|an older parish pump|
|old milk churns|
Anna and Cáit braved the elements to collect for The Irish Heart Foundation. Liz Dunne stopped to buy a badge.
Snapped in Bank of Ireland
Are you a cyclist who loves a card game?
If you answered yes to the above question here is Saturday next, May 23 2015 sorted for you.
"A great fun event - cycling 65KM purely at leisure through the rolling North Kerry countryside - collecting playing cards from 5 locations - returning to McCarthys Bar in Finuge for BBQ, refreshments and good banter and more importantly handing in those cards - the one with the best poker hand wins. A day of fun to raise money for MS Ireland and great preparation for the Ring of Kerry, The RoNK (Ring of North Kerry) - perfect for beginners/ leisure cyclists."
Make your way to McCarthy's Bar, Finuge at 3.00p.m. and away you go.