Mai surrounded by family for 80th birthday celebration

Celebrating turning 80 was made all the more special for one very well-known Listowel lady last week as she was joined by her family to mark the occasion.

Retired shopkeeper Mary (Mai) Kelliher who ran the landmark Lofty’s Shop in Convent Street until the mid-2000s, enjoyed the get-together on Wednesday last (August 8).

North Kerry locals going back to old school

North Kerry locals are planning a visit back to the olden times by staging a hedge school reenactment later this month.

The Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival (BBF) committee are staging the reenactment of a hedge school in the Maurice Walsh Memorial Garden at Lisselton Cross on Saturday August 25 from 4.30pm to 6pm as part of National Heritage Week.