Thursday, 23 February 2017

Love, The Plaza, Ballydonoghue Couple and some Listowel photos old and new

The Eye of the Ostrich

Photo; Chris Grayson


Two of the Old Stock

Long ago in Dromerin! Eddie and Bridget Kennelly, Dromerin and Kilktean out for a cycle. Have you any precious old photos like this (published in the 2015 BPM)? If you have, why not share them here on Facebook or send to


The Plaza

This photo surfaced recently on the internet. It shows the recently built Plaza.  No. 90 Church Street is not in the photo. This house was  built in 1939, so I guess the photo was taken sometime in the mid to late 1930's.


Enduring Love

Source; Purple Clover

On a similar note here is poem to ponder
There is a kind of love called maintenance
Which stores the WD40 and knows when to use it;
Which checks the insurance, and doesn’t forget
The milkman; which remembers to plant bulbs;
Which answers letters; which knows the way
The money goes; which deals with dentists
And Road Fund Tax and meeting trains,
And postcards to the lonely; which upholds
The permanently rickety elaborate
Structures of living, which is Atlas.
And maintenance is the sensible side of love,
Which knows what time and weather are doing
To my brickwork; insulates my faulty wiring;
Laughs at my dryrotten jokes; remembers
My need for gloss and grouting; which keeps
My suspect edifice upright in air,
As Atlas did the sky.
UA Fanthorpe, from Safe as Houses (Peterloo Poets, 1995)

Progress at Community Centre


Tyre Stop, Bridge Road, Listowel


Casa Mia


New CEO is a Local Man

Photo from shows new CEO of Kerry Group, Edmond Scanlon with the outgoing chief executive, Stan McCarthy

Here's the story from

A 43-year-old farmer's son from the small mountain village of Brosna, Co Kerry, has been named as the next head of Kerry Group, one of the country's biggest corporations.

The Tralee-based global food ingredients group yesterday said Kerryman Edmond Scanlon will take over as the group's third chief executive in September.
Mr Scanlon will succeed Stan McCarthy in what has been a €4m a year role.
Mr McCarthy has been chief executive since 2008, and is retiring this year as he turns 60. He'll be succeeded by another Kerry Group lifer, with deep roots in the original Kerry Co-op heartland of North Kerry.
Mr Scanlon grew up on a dairy farm in Brosna and studied commerce and accounting at University College, Cork, before joining Kerry Group's graduate programme in 1996.
His parents are understood to have been suppliers to the Kerry creamery themselves.
Brosna is located in the north-east corner of Kerry and borders both Limerick and Cork. It is part of the Sliabh Luachra district, which is better known as a mecca for traditional music and as the birthplace of Irish language poets like Aogán Ó Rathaille and Eoghan Rua Ó Súilleabháin, than for producing corporate executives.
Since joining the group, Edmond Scanlon has risen through the company ranks and worked in a string of globe-trotting roles.


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