Lecture by bestselling Tom Crean author in Listowel

The author of the bestselling Tom Crean biography will be in Listowel next week to mark the 80th anniversary of the passing of the great Kerry Antarctic explorer.

Author Michael Smith, who sold well over 100,000 copies worldwide of ‘Tom Crean - An Unsung Hero’, will give a lecture at the Seanchaí Kerry Writers’ Museum on Tuesday next (October 16) at 7.30pm.

Tom Crean’s granddaughter, Aileen Crean O’Brien, will also join Michael on the night to recall the drama of her recent attempt to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps by crossing the mountains and glaciers of South Georgia.



Dromtrasna Challenge to help Miriam’s cancer battle

The fifth annual Dromtrasna Challenge is almost here with all proceeds from this year’s event going to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund’ and Breast Cancer Ireland.

The highly popular event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale.

Organisers are hoping for huge crowds this year to help raise the funds for 32-year-old mom-of-two Miriam, who is from Abbeyfeale and is a teacher in Dromtrasna National School.