Ballygologue gets set to celebrate 50th anniversary

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.

Ballydonoghue continues its bardic tradition

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.