Celebrating the art of storytelling

A packed programme of events celebrated the art of storytelling last weekend at the inaugural Listowel International Storytelling & Folklore Festival.

Organized by the Kerry Writers’ Museum in conjunction with Listowel & District Historical Society, a whole host of events took place including adult and children’s storytelling sessions, workshops, folklore talks, heritage walks and tours.

Visitors from all over Ireland, Scotland and the USA descended on the North Kerry capital for the inaugural festival which took place from Friday September 6 to Sunday, 8th.

Fashion followers all set for Ladies Day

There is plenty of good fun and racing to look forward to this week at the Listowel Races as race-goers gear up for the style and fashion of Ladies Day.

The 7-day Harvest Racing Festival got underway this week with plenty of bumper racing for punters to enjoy.

One of Ireland’s longest-running race meetings, the 161st edition of the popular Listowel Races saw some bumper racing over the last few days, including the Guinness Kerry National Handicap Steeplechase on Wednesday.

The social highlight of the festival is yet to come however, with the McElligott’s Honda Ladies Day set to take place on Friday. Judges Marietta Doran and Celia Holman Lee will have the task of choosing the Best Dressed Lady who will win a Honda Civic for a year and a cash prize of €3,000. Other cash prizes will also be given out on the day.