Finuge’s country beer garden makes national shortlist

There were celebrations all round at McCarthy’s bar in Finuge recently when a glass was raised to the news its beer garden was named among the top beer gardens in Ireland.

Making the shortlist ensured an even more festive mood when the bar finally opened its doors once again on Monday, June 7 after months of lockdown.

“We’re just thrilled, ecstatic, all the community was so proud when they heard the news,” Nollaig McCarthy told Kerry’s Eye.

Virtual Tour brings Literary Listowel to life

A virtual tour of Listowel highlighting the town’s literary heritage is proving a huge hit at home and abroad after it featured as part of this year’s Writers’ Week online programme.

Throughout the years, the festival’s bus tour and walks around Listowel have always been a highlight of the long-running festival but due to the pandemic, they could not take place in the traditional format this year.

So, it was decided to create a virtual tour of Listowel focussing on its literary history.