Book commemorating local people who fought in wars

THE people behind Listowel's Military Tattoo - held on the May Bank Holiday - are hoping to bring out a book this year commemorating local people who fought in wars over the centuries, from Viking conflicts to the Korean War.

But organisers need your help - the articles will be provided by history buffs living locally and it's hoped that photorgraphs can also be supplied to brighten the whole publication.

It's fairly amazing how many people from Listowel and north Kerry found themselves in the thick of fighting in various wars over the years and the new book, with the working title The Greatest Stories Never Told, aims to capture as much of it as possible for posterity.

The deadline for stories is just around the corner, however, on February 15, and editor Ger Greaney is hoping to get a list of potential contributors as soon as possible. He can be contacted on (087)9089569 or email

"The article will hopefully be built around a particular person and can describe themselves or their part in a particular event in history," Ger explained.

"For example instead of giving us the life story of Monsignor Hugh O Flaherty again maybe someone could write about a particular day in his life, a specific event he was involved in."

"Articles should be between 750 and 1250 words, have a connection with Kerry, Cork or Limerick and must not contain any libellous material", Ger said.


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