Residents of Ballygologue Park in Listowel are being invited to help imagine ways of celebrating the community’s Golden Jubilee which is taking place between now and 2022.
In a thoughtful notice sent to each of the roughly 100 homes in the area before Christmas, a local resident called on everyone to make their voices heard by submitting suggestions as to how the community might celebrate the 50-year milestone. A contract signed in 1969 saw the first block of homes built there the following year, and in 1972 the first residents moved into Ballygologue Park.
Ballygologue is known for having a very active and close-knit community that looks out for one another - especially during these testing times.
The Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival (BBF) has been postponed due to the ongoing pandemic - and the deadline for entries into the festival’s various writing competitions has been extended to May 31.
Each year, locals gather to honour the memory of Pádraig Liath Ó Conchubhair, a native of Lisselton, who lived between 1745 and about 1820.
He was a hedge schoolmaster, poet and renowned academic who established the Lisselton Bardic Court, known as ‘Cúirt na Súagh’ - The Court of the Wise.