Thursday, 31 October 2019

Knocknagoshe, a Halloween Window and a Look Forward to Listowel Food Fair

The shadows lengthen as the sun declines

at St. John's Tralee in October 2019


Promoting A Minute of Your Time

 With the lovely Sharon in Garvey's Super Valu, Listowel


A Stroll Around Knocknagoshel

The Village Park


A Little Ditty

Three wise men of Gothan
Went to sea in a bowl
If the bowl had been stronger
My song had been longer.



Craft Fair


Listowel Florist Halloween Window


Listowel Food Fair 2019

Check out the great things in store for us next week.

Listowel Food Fair 2019

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Helios, Knocknagoshel, a Poem and A Spooky Window Display

" I'm trying to read, Helios. Walkies later...."
Helios is the Cork Cogan family's lovely dog.


Arise, Knocknagoshel

The charming village of Knocknagoshel is perched above its neighbours on a Kerry hillside.I took a wander with my camera and here is the first flavour of this village /nation.

Reynard greets you on your approach.

The purpose of my visit was to seek out Kieran in his village shop.

My book is now on sale in 100% of retail outlets in Knockgoshel.
I took a little stroll around as I was at it.


Halloween 2019

Knocknagoshel is the home of Halloween in Kerry but Listowel can do spooky too. Look at Finesse window.


Just for a Laugh

A Baby Sardine     by Spike Milligan

A baby sardine
Saw her first submarine
She was scared and watched through a peephole.

"Oh, come, come, come,"
Said the sardine's mum,
"It's only a tin full of people."


Cogar Mogar

Aidan, Brendan agus Eamon ÓMurchú
Kay Caball snapped the three ÓMurchú brothers deep in conversation at the launch of
A Minute of your time.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Halloween, Sarah Curran and Photos from the Launch of A Minute of Your Time

A Little Egret

Chris Grayson photographed this fellow in The National Park, Killarney


Sarah Curran

Sarah Curran (1782-1808) was the daughter of lawyer and orator John Philpot Curran and love of Robert Emmet. After Emmet was executed she was disowned by her father who disagreed with their relationship and she went on to marry army officer Henry Sturgeon. She died at a young age suffering from tuberculosis and her wish to be buried with her sister in a grave at the family home in Rathfarnham Dublin was refused by her father, who had her buried in his original hometown of Newmarket Cork.

Bernard O'Connell posted the above picture and caption on Facebook.
Since she comes from my corner of the world I was interested to check the pictures I had posted here in 2017.

This is what it says about Sarah in Newmarket, Co. Cork


Some people at the launch of A Minute of Your Time

Breda Ferris was the busy photographer on October 19 2019. She did a great job. My only apology to you is that I am in all of the pictures. I'm usually at the other side of the camera so not used to seeing myself in every photo.

Elaine Kinsella launched the book.

I was surprised and delighted to see Helen and Aidan. Helen and I knit in the knitting group in the library in Ballincollig. Helen is originally from Ballylongford and combined the book launch with a visit home.

Betty and Maria Stack bought an extra book to give to my old friend and now their friend too, Anne Leneghan.

Billy Keane took time out from his busy Saturday night  to attend.

Robert Bunyan was there.

One proud Nana with my 5 grandchildren


Halloween Windows in Listowel

Lynch's has a ver spooky window display


Féile an tSolais 2019


Lost and Found

Anyone missing this umbrella since the night of the launch of my book? It was found in St. John's and I now have it and would like to reunite it with its rightful owner.