Are you 85 years or older and living in rural Kerry?
If the answer is yes or if you know someone who answers yes to these two questions, a man called John Hastings has a proposition for you
MALE INTERVIEWEES NEEDED FOR STUDY ABOUT RURAL DAILY LIFE
Hello, I am looking to meet with men who are aged 85 years or over to talk about their daily life in rural Ireland.
· Three meetings with me so I can learn more about your everyday activities.
· We will meet in a quiet, comfortable location wherever you wish.
· Your involvement is confidential and this will be explained fully to you before deciding to take part or not.
· If this study interests you please leave your contact details below. I will ring you to tell you more about the study. Thanks.
Phone number: _________________________________
This study has been reviewed by, and received ethical clearance from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee associated with University College Cork.
University College Cork.
I was in Scribes with my fellow Knitwits on Saturday last when John Brassil and his election team called to canvass our votes.
Passing on the Smiles
Scoil Realt na Maidine, Listowel, February 2016
Photo: Tralee Today
Pictured in Main Street Listowel are Joan McCarthy Head of Tourism, Kerry County Council, with Damien Stack, Eilish Wren, Cara Trant and Máire Logue. They were gathered to promote a Kerry Festivals and Events Workshop.
Planning for Fleadh Cheoil na Mumhan
A Listowel Man in Abu Dhabi
Third from left in this picture (which I sourced on Facebook) is Tadhg Flahive, formerly of Church Street, Listowel.
The occasion of the photo was an interview with RTE radio presenter Damien O'Reilly. Damien was in the Middle East to record a show about Irish food, business and culture for Country Wide. The show featuring Tadhg and others from Abu Dhabi na Fianna GAA club was broadcast on Saturday last February 20 1016. You will be able to catch it on the RTE radio 1 player.
Preparing for Summer in Town
Joni Mitchell sang "It's comin' on Christmas, They're cutting' down trees…."
Well, Christmas is well gone and they're pruning trees in The Square, Listowel in preparation for new growth and abundant foliage come summer 2016.
It can't come a day too soon.
Meanwhile in Montreal……
Padraig O'Connor (in the centre with glasses) is a young man already making waves in the world of marketing. He is a final year Commerce student at UCC and this week he is in Canada as part of a team of 4 who are taking part in an international business competition for undergraduates.
Padraig is the son of John and Bridget O'Connor, of Bishopscourt, Ballyduff.
Definitely one to watch!