Tuesday, 29 March 2016

St. Patrick's Day, A win for Pres girls and a little known 1916 fact


photo: Mike Enright


St. Patrick's Day Parade 2016


Colbert St., 2003

The big blue building is Listowel Garda Station. This unusual view of it was exposed during the construction of Aras an Ghabha on Colbert Street.

And in the same spot today;


Award for Social innovation for Pres. Girls

Katyann Barry Chute, Laura Sheehan, Mairead Brosnan and Mary Keane; These Transition Year girls from Pres. Secondary School, Listowel won the Positive Social Impact Award for their book, Gifted, at the Student Enterprise Awards Final in IT Tralee


Dev nuair a bhí sé óg in Rath Luirc

photo: Footsteps to Freedom

Eamonn de Valera in a school photo from the Christians Brothers in Charlevile.


1916, The Rising and The Irish Grand National

On Easter Monday 1916 as the Rising was taking place in Dublin, The Irish Grand National was taking place at Fairyhouse. The race was won by a horse called All Sorts. All sorts connections had a rude awakening in store for them. All the trains were stopped due to The Rising and so they had to walk all the way home to  The Bishopstown Stud in Streamstown, a distance of 60 miles.

It took them five days to get home.

( Information gleaned from Ireland's Own)


Harnett's Pharmacy Commemorates the centenary of The Easter Rising 1916


Miss Kerry 2016 is a Listowel Girl

photo; Evoque photography

Her name is Niamh Enright and she was chosen to represent Kerry in the Miss Ireland contest in 2016.

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