It’s time to speak out...doors!

Where there’s a will there’s a way with Listowel Toastmasters who are currently meeting outdoors to practice public speaking while ensuring they comply with social distancing guidelines.

The group of around 15 members have been meeting almost every fortnight for the past two years to develop their confidence and skillset when speaking to crowds in a variety of settings.

Club President Derry Butler says the potential among members of Listowel Toastmasters is incredible, and says their outdoor meetings are proving to be a big success.

Mary’s art brings colour back to Listowel

Listowel’s famed St John’s Theatre reopened with a brand new art exhibition last Friday after months of lockdown.

Former Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan officially opened the Irish Wildflower Exhibition by local artist Mary Lavery Carrig that will be running daily throughout August and will feature some fantastic images of Irish wildlife imagery blended with ancient Japanese poetic form.

Mary Lavery Carrig was born and raised in Tarbert and teaches at Tarbert Comprehensive School.