The Lyreacrompane Journal – Looking Back – Moving Forward

The Lyreacrompane and District Journal, Number 13 is available now in the outlets listed below or by post if you ring 087 285 3570.

Lyreacrompane and District Journal is on the shelves again – thirty years after it first appeared. This Lyre Journal is the largest yet – 108 pages packed with local history accounts and photos old and new.

The articles deal with local history from the general area and also takes in stories and accounts from as far afield as Castleisland, Ballymacelligott, Knocknagoshel, Duagh, Kilmorna, Listowel and Lixnaw.

Local Murder Cases

“Four local murder cases are revisited including the killing of Bob Browne in Knockalougha, February 2021 is the centenary of that tragic event,” said journal editor Joe Harrington.

“There are more details of Amelia Canty, the rebel woman from Lyreacrompane are revealed along with details of the connections of a Lyre woman with the famous Kelly Gang in Australia.

“Living conditions for ordinary people in pre-famine Castleisland are described as is the Duagh ‘bridge to nowhere.’

Humour And Tragedy

“The journal has humour and tragedy from the past and some wonderful ideas for future development.

“As always, this journal will be of particular interest to those away from home and its appearance has been specially timed to give people abroad a chance to have it in time for Christmas.

“Our thanks to the thirty or so people who contributed material to this journal and a special word of appreciation to the pupils of Lyreacrompane National School who took the time to give us their individual accounts of how they have experienced the pandemic,” said Mr. Harrington.

The Journal Available at….

The Lyreacrompane and District Journal, Number 13, is available in the following outlets:

Jackie Reidy’s and Centra, Main St. and Garvey’s SuperValu in Castleisland; Kieran’s XL Supermarket, Knocknagoshel; Anne Lyons’ Shop, the Square and Garvey’s SuperValu, Abbeyfeale; Watsons in Duagh; Jim Goulds in Kilmorna; Woulfe’s Bookshop and Easons, Church St. and Garvey SuperValu in Listowel; Stacks Londis, Lixnaw; Kelly’s, Six Crosses; O’Mahony’s, Garvey’s SuperValu and Chapter One Manor, Tralee and at Lyreacrompane Post Office.
Or order by post from 087 285 3570.

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