Monday, 20 July 2015

Art in St. John's, Travellers and another lovely Listowel paint job

Must See Exhibition, Mórtas Áite Dhuchais, at St. John's

On Friday evening last I attended the opening of Micheál Kelliher's latest exhibition. The show is a tribute to Listowel.  And what a tribute!
Micheál's style is now big and bold, full of colour and vibrancy.

Listowel is Micheál's muse. All the images are about love and pride and Micheál's own love of Listowel, Listowel people in general and his own family in particular, the music, sport and traditions of North Kerry shine out from every image.

It's a pity to sell and break up the collection because it works best, as it is now; the story of Listowel in pictures.

I say about listowelconnection that it is my take on Listowel. Well, this is Micheál Kelliher's take on Listowel. It is hanging in St. John's until August 4th 2015. Don't miss it!

Here are a few pics I snapped on the night of the opening.

 Micheál  Kelliher is congratulated by Ann Fitzgerald.

P.J. and Joan Kenny enjoyed the paintings.

Billy Keane who, in his own witty style, launched the exhibition, chats to Karen Trench.

A Trench duo entertained us.

Eileen O'Connor and her good friend, Eileen Kelliher, proud mother of the artist.
Micheal's old teachers from Listowel Community College


Style is in the Genes

Maria Stack and her niece, Leona at Tipperary Races



In the 1970s Travelers regularly stopped in Ratoo, Ballyduff on their way to Killorglin for Puck Fair or to Tralee for The Rose of Tralee Festival.

Martin Browne posted these photos of one such gathering on his Facebook page.


Looking Good

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