Monday, 14 September 2015

Listowel Races, Pride of Place 2015 and a traditional thatched cottage

Race week in Listowel and an All Ireland Final to look forward to

Listowel is festooned for Race Week but football is not too far from people's minds.

Meanwhile on The Island…..

(Photo; Bridget O'Connor)

The weather is spoiling everything.


More Photos from the Pride of Place judging

All of these local people were in The Lartigue Museum for the judges visit.


Looking Lovely!


"Fond memory brings the light
Of other days around me"

By the roadside, Croagh Patrick, County Mayo, c. 1910

An image of a traditional thatched cottage at the base of Croagh Patrick, a mountain and an important site of pilgrimage in County Mayo. It is climbed by pilgrims on Reek Sunday every year (the last Sunday in July). The photograph dates to about 1910 and was taken by Fr. Angelus Healy OFM Cap. (1875-1953) who was known as the ‘Guardian of the Reek’ in honour of his long association with the pilgrimage. This association lasted from 1906 to 1949, during which he climbed the mountain forty-two times missing only two years, in 1919 due to a railway strike and 1922 due to the Civil War. (Image Identifier: CA-PH-1-51).

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