Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Storm Imogen, 1960 GAA, North Kerry Toffees and Sr. Maura Carmody R.I.P.

Imogen: the worst storm of 2016 so far

Ballybunion February 8 2016     (photo; Jason at Ballybunion Prints)


The Viking

This carving is on the roadside on the way to Carrigafoyle Castle.


G.A.A. Celebration in 1960

Photo from Junior Griffin


A Historian Found These

Kerryman  Saturday, March 27, 1920; Page: 3

ESTABLISHMENT OF A SWEET FACTORY. ' To the pleasure and satisfaction

of the people of  Listowel a sweet factory, which bids fair to develop
into an industry of far reaching importance, has been established in
Listowel by Mr T Armstrong, J.P., the well-known creamery proprietor,
Gurtinard House. The enterprising promoter has refitted and converted
into suitable premises for the purpose the creamery run by him up to
recently on the Castle Inch, and under the manager ship of a highly
competent sweet manufacturer  in the person of Mr Postlethwaite the
business of the  factory has been conducted with most satisfactory
results, and benefit to the community, for though but recently set in
motion there are  a number of hands employed, principally young
respectable girls, who from the start  and without any previous
experience entered the very fascinating and light-laboured business at
very good wages.

Freemans Journal 25 -11-1921 p 8 reports death at Listowel of Mrs
Thomas Armstrong  wife of owner of the North Kerry Sweet Factory. She
was daughter of Mr B Johnson of Rathmines , Dublin, he was also
manager of Bank of Ireland in Listowel for many years. Funeral Service
was conducted by Canon  Adderly. Chief mourners were Mr. Thomas
Armstrong(Husband) Walter (son)Mrs Dr. Crosbie (sister) Dr. Cox Dublin
(brother in law)

Kerryman of 2-2- 1924 reports that George Gleasure and Mr. J Medill of
William Street, have purchased the Mill Premises by the river off the
Square from Mr Tom Armstrong, which was used as a sweet factory called
N K M.

Examiner of 17-4-1924 page 4 reports

Promoters of Listowel Toffee Factory held meeting in the premises of
the old factory. Mr Medill presided. Present were George F Gleasure. P
Browne, J J Walsh, P Landers, E Stack, T Corridan, T F Cotter, T O
Connell, assistant clerk of the union, William Elder, H Larsson, T T
Cronin, Etc. They hoped to open the business to provide employment, a
deputation was to canvass businesses in the town to enlist support,
could open within a month or six weeks.

Kerryman, Saturday, May 09, 1925; Section: Front page, Page: 1

There are rumours in circulation latterly that an attempt is to be
made to restart the  North Kerry Sweet Factory in Listowel. It is to
be hoped that there is some truth in such reports, as the North Kerry
capital—like almost every Irish town at present—could do with a little


Do you remember this?


Obituary of Sr. Maura Carmody of Listowel


Some Winning Teams in the recent Credit Union Schools Quiz

U11 1st Dromclough National School
Leo Daly Listowel Credit Union, Aisling Leahy, Tadhg Galvin, Ashling Neville Teacher Thomas Kelly, Grace Linnane.

3rd Knockanure National School
L-r Paddy Mulvihill Listowel Credit Union, Katie Keane, Tadhg O'Connor, Rachel Horgan, Megan Large, Mrs Kiely Teacher, Betty O'Sullivan Listowel Credit Union

U11 3rd Listowel Convent Primary School
Mary Hennessy Teacher, Casey McCormack, Ellie Ava Liston, McKenzie Mulvihill, Lily Twomey, and Denis Dillane.

U11 2nd Coolard
Front L-r Stephen Cunnane, Brian Dalton, Ciarán O'Connell, Seán Mahony.
Back L-r James Kenny. Listowel Credit Union, Elizabeth Kissane Teacher, Leo Daly and Denis Dillane Listowel Credit Union


One to watch

This is Mark Hennessey from Ballybunion who came first in his competition at Feis Maitiú

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