Listowel horse lovers keeping tradition alive

A small group of dedicated horse traders turned out for the centuries-old Listowel Horse Fair held in Market Street on Thursday last, July 2.

Organisers decided not to invite traders from outside the locality to ensure that the government’s 200-person limit on outdoor gatherings could be adhered to.

North Kerry photographer Moss Joe Browne said it was great to see the return of the quarterly horse fair to its traditional setting.

From the green hills of Athea to the Tundra

The daughter of an Athea man living in the UK has made history by becoming the first Irish person to complete a competitive dog-sled race.

Helen Mullane, whose father hails from Athea, was the subject of a recent edition of RTÉ Radio One’s Documentary on One series which detailed her participation as a musher in one of the world’s toughest dog-sled races.

The documentary, ‘The Long Run’, followed the 36-year-old London-Irish woman as she represented Ireland in an arduous 650km race across Norway’s Femundløpet course in February.