Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, September 27, 1991; Page: 10 (Edited)
Picture; Carol McCarthy of Finuge is escorted by Siamsa Tire manager Martin Whelan and Frank Lewis of Killarney at the dedication of the Broderick Balcony at St. John’s Heritage Centre, Listowel on Monday. Pic.: John Cleary.
HARVEST FESTIVAL QUEEN: There were two local contestants in the Listowel Harvest Festival Queen event held at Listowel Arms Hotel on Sunday night. Eleanor Horgan, Finuge and Amanda Hartnett, Coolagown took part. Both girls did exceptionally well in their interview with M.C. Danny Hannon. Both girls can be very proud of their display on the night. The winner was Anne Enright of Moyvane.
THE first ever Pioneer parish magazine will be launched in the Castle Hotel, Ballybunion on Friday at 8.30pm. The book will be launched by Mr. Robert Daughton, who now lives in Kildare. (Break).
PIONEERS: The Ballydonoghue PTAA Centre wish to thank the remaining 28 people who contributed material to their book: Sarah Buckley, Helen Broderick, Ann Connelly, Sean McElligott, Sinead Mason, Bryan Carr, Siobhan Buckley, Pat O’Neill, Tracey Long, Elizabeth Buckley, Ann Tydings, Esther Groarke, Joan McElligott, Rita Kelly, Breda Linnane, Dillon Boyer, Caroline Enright, Pat Brosnan, Bryan Diggins, Una Lynch, John Diggins, Fiona Canty, Deirdre Diggins, Anna Roch, Catriona Diggins, Martina Walsh, Carmel Enright.
This brings to a total of 52 contributors of articles and pictures. The centre also would like to thank all people who gave advertisements which came to £1,200.
REUNION: All plans have now been finalised. For this year’s reunion concert and dance which will again be held in the very popular St. Joseph’s Youth and Community Hall, White Friars Avenue, Harrowealstone on Friday, October 11 at 8 O’clock. A total of 80 people will travel from Ballydonoghue for the event. Tickets for the reunion are very scarce and should be booked immediately from Eugene Moriarty, phone London 081-427-7925.
Anyone with relations living in London should contact them and let them know of this community event. Further information on the home side from Mary Boyer (068) 22182 or Michael Carr (068) 47132.
Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, August 13, 1993; Page: 2
NEWS DIGEST. Spectra boss to open show
THE Listowel Camera Club annual exhibition will take place in St John’s Arts and Heritage Centre in Listowel from Saturday, August 14 to Saturday, August 21.
This is the club’s second exhibition and the opening ceremony will be performed by Listowel businessman Xavier McAuliffe of Spectra Laboratories at 8.30pm on Saturday, August 14.
There will be 120 framed photographs on display in both colour and black and white containing a wide range of subjects such as sports, portraits, still life, landscape and wildlife.
Following the exhibition in 1992, the club has had a number of successes in national competitions. Earlier in the year, Gabriel Cassin — the youngest member of the club won the first prize for a black and white print in the National Shield Competition. Paddy Halpin won second prize for his slide entry and the club came third for their overall slide entry.
Club chairman, Dillon Boyer, brought great honour to the club by winning a gold medal for the second year running in the An Oige National Nature competition. In the Togher Festival of Photography, Club secretary John Stack won second prize for a black and white print.
Kerryman 1904-current, 20.08.1993, page 13
Photo of Listowel Camera Club’s Chairman Dillon Boyer at the opening of the club’s 2nd exhibition at St John’s Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel, picture by Kevin J Flynn.
Kerryman 1904-current, 29.10.1993, page 32
Listowel Camera Club members who played host to Athenry Camera Club. From left: John Stack, Listowel Cub secretary; Martin O’Grady, Athenry Chairman; Irene Conroy, Athenry secretary and Listowel Camera Club chairman Dillon Boyer. Pic Brendan Landy
Kerryman 1904-current, 22.03.1996, page 39 (Edited)
BUIOCHAS: The generosity and support shown by the Board of Management of Lisselton National School towards the Writers Plot project at the Village was acknowledged recently by the Friends of Maurice Walsh. The national flag and a flagpole were presented to the principal, Mr Joseph Linnane, by Kit Ahern on behalf of the friends. The flag will be flown in future to mark major school events. At first hand pupils will be made aware of the symbolism and the protocol surrounding the meaning and the proper usage of national flags. Present at the ceremony were Fr Martin Hegarty, PP, chairperson and members of the Board, Padraig Uas 0 Donnabhain, Cigire Scoileanna, members of the parish committee, the Friends of Maurice Walsh representatives, teachers and pupils of the school The event was recorded by Mr John Lynch and Dillon Boyer for the Ballydonoghue Parish archives. In conclusion do chan scolairi na scoile Amhran- na bhFiann go beo briomhar.
DUNBLANE MASSACRE: A wonderful friendship exists between the sorrowing community in Dunblane, Scotland and the people of Ballydonoghue, Scarcely two years ago the Friends of Maurice Walsh were lavishly entertained by members of the Stirling Literary Society in the warm and welcoming home of Kathleen Hardie (nee Cleary) of Ballyline, who lives in Dunblane. Among those who sang and played very beautiful Scottish songs and melodies were parents of children attending the local primary school.
Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, May 17, 1996; Page: 6
Successful tour for Ceol Chiarrai group
Sir — Having just returned from a trip to the USA with Ceol Chiarrai I would like to share my thoughts with your readers. I was overwhelmed by the kindness and, hospitality we received from, the Irish, people living in, Boston, New York, Chicago, Milwaukee, San, Francisco, Los Gates and Los Angeles. The Irish people have always been known for their hospitality, but I think that one has to visit the Irish communities abroad to witness this hospitality at its best. I would like to offer my sincere gratitude to all the people who met us at the airports, laid on meals for us and provided us with accommodation. I would love to mention the names of all the people who helped us, but this is not possible. The second point I would like to make concerns the performers in Ceol Chiarrai. These young people range in age from 16 to 21 years. Their behaviour throughout this trip was an example to all young people. During the interval and after the shows they mingled and chatted with their audiences and this was spoken about by many of the people present. The comment I most often heard was: – “These young people are great ambassadors for Ireland” I do not have to tell you, about their musical talents as most of you will have seen them in concert. They are a credit to their parents, Ceol Chiarrai and Ireland. Finally I would like to compliment Martina Morgan, Dillon Boyer, the man himself Michael Carr for the tremendous work that they are doing. Anyone who thinks that they are having a great time touring the world is greatly mistaken. I can assure them that the lifestyle they have on tour is far removed from most people’s idea of a holiday.
May I take this opportunity to wish Ceol Chiarrai every success and many more successful tours in the years ahead.
Sincerely Sean Stack.
Limerick House, Ballybunion.
Kerryman 1904-current, 24.05.1996, page 3
(Louis Mulcahy 21st birthday celebration Ballyferriter).
Photo of Ceol Chiarrai members proudly display a cheque for £100,000which will go towards a planned cultural centre in Ballybunion. From left; Ceol Chiarrai director, Michael Carr, Timmy Carr, Eileen Walsh, Maureen Carr, Dillon and Mary Boyer, Martina Morgan, San Walsh, Tanaiste Dick Spring, Betty Hartnett and John O’Connor.
Kerryman 1904-current, 16.08.1996, page 31
Picture at Cross Roads Dancing at Knockanure. From left; Leo Finucane, Moyvane, Maria O’Connor, Moyvane, Mary and Dillon Boyer, Inch, Listowel.
Kerryman 1904-current, 08.05.1998, page 41
At the Rattoo Heritage Centre Social at the Earl of Desmond Hotel were, front from left: Pat Donegan, Causeway, Dillon Boyer, Listowel, Mary Boyer, Listowel, Sharon Boyer, Listowel, and Keith Boyer, Listowel. Standing from Left; Catherine Buckley, Ballyduff (Founder of Rattoo Heritage Centre), and Michael Buckley, Ballyduff (Chairperson and Founder of Rattoo Heritage Centre)
Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, July 23, 1999; Page: 58
IMAGINE travelling thousands of miles away on a holiday and never visiting a single pub during the entire trip — doesn’t that sound unusual for a group of Irish people. Well, that’s exactly what happened to a group of 53 people from Listowel. who recently participated in an exchange visit to their twin town of Panissieres in France And guess what — they had an absolute ball. As chairman of the twinning committee Michael Guerin told me, going to the pub is simply not part of the culture of this particular area of France. But that’s not to say that these people aren’t sociable or that they don’t like their drink — it’s just that they prefer to do it In each other’s houses instead, of visiting pubs.
All 53 people in the Listowel group stayed with host families In Panissieres and they were treated wonderfully. Every evening during the trip the group gathered in the house of one of the host families, and the eating, drinking and talking went on, all night, never leaving the table.
The days were organised around visits to some of the most interesting and historic places in the Le Rhone region. They had picnics in the open air every day and got to attend wine tasting sessions In the local vineyard. They also went on a guided tour of the old part of Lyon and took a boat trip on the rivers Saone and Rhone.
For the French national day on July 14, all the Listowel visitors were in the town square to watch the French, and Irish flags being raised, on the town church.
Both twinning committees met on various occasions, and discussed problems common to both towns, in particular rural decline, the European elections and student exchange programmes. The council in, Panissieres is at an advanced stage in building a Lartigue monorail project and Is very anxious that Listowel will join them in applying for Transnational Leader funding.
During the trip, the two groups also held a joint photographic exhibition which attracted great attention. The Listowel twinning committee presented a photograph, mounted on canvas, of St John’s in The Square, which was a, gift from Listowel UDC to the Mayor of Panissieres, Madame Veillon. This beautiful picture was painted by Dillon Boyer who was also on the trip.
Listowel is now in its tenth year of twinning with Panissieres and the whole process is going from strength to strength, In that many families participated this year. Listowel people are even visiting the area outside of the official visits and, the students exchange programmes.
Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, January 28, 2000; Page: 82 (Edited)
Joan’s impressive Golf drive from Moyvane 2000.
What a way to start the new year! Joan won this wonderful prize in the Moyvane 2000 draw, definitely the most attractive draw I’ve heard about in a long time.
You see, the Moyvane people have realised what many other committees and fund-raisers should have learned by now: bottles of whiskey and tins of biscuits are all very fine, but when it comes to coaxing people to part with their hard-earned cash, there’s nothing quite as attractive as a chance of winning a car or a large wad of cash.
Anne Marie Kennelly of the Moyvane 2000 committee tells me that their draw will run every month up to and including October, and the mouth-watering array of prizes includes a Volkswagen Polo, a Toyota Yaris, a Renault Clio and the top prize, which is a Suzuki two-litre turbo diesel, is probably worth a frightening amount of money.
There’s an attractive number of prizes up for grabs every month — the March prizes, for instance, include £5,000 in cash or a Honda quad. In total, there are 13 prizes to be won every month.
Anne Marie also tells me that one of the January prizes of £500 in cash went to a winner in Falkirk in Scotland, so it’s obviously attracting quite a lot of interest. The committee hope to eventually raise £75,000 to build a community hall in Moyvane — more about that next week.
If you’d like to be in with a chance of winning one of these prizes, the good news is that there’s a limited number of tickets available. Give Anne Marie a call on (068) 49351 or mobile (087) 8555639.
And by the way, happy motoring to Joan Buckley in her new Golf!
TV crew filming Last Light of the millennium
Thought you’d heard the last about Listowel’s millennium ceremony, but as I found out this week, it was actually local man Dillon Boyer behind the camera.
Dillon took it upon himself to film the prayer service in the Church; the ‘Last light’ ceremony in The Square on the afternoon of new year’s eve; the wrenboy concert in The Square that night, and the fireworks display at midnight.
He also got up at the crack of dawn to film the first sunlight of the 21st century coming up over Cnoc an Fhomhair. There’s a man with initiative. Anyone who missed all the celebrations — and I believe quite a few people were in bed with the ‘flu — might like to buy a copy of Dillon’s video, which can be purchased from either McKenna’s or Danny Hannon’s. If you’d like to see a sneak preview, stroll by McKenna’s some time and watch it on one of the display televisions. Copies can also be bought by calling Dillon on (068) 22182.
When he’s not out capturing moments of history for posterity on video, Dillon tells me he’s busy working on the Great Book of Kerry project with Sean Quinlan from Ballyduff.
Kerryman North Edition, 11.08.2010, page 20
St John’s Theatre Listowel opening of Photographic Exhibition, Travels with a Camera by Dillon Boyer.
Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, September 01, 2010; Section: Front Page
Dillon’s images from around the globe go on display. BY DONAL NOLAN
Picture; Attending the launch of an exhibition of photos ‘Travels With A Camera’ by Listowel photographer Dillon Boyer were Dillon and Mary Boyer, Sean Quinlan who launched the exhibition and Jim Doolan , Listowel Camera club.
Picture; Attending the launch of an exhibition of photos ‘Travels With A Camera’ by Listowel photographer Dillon Boyer were Fiona Ladden, Ansie Plastow, Mary O’Connell, Ger Roche, Pat Tobin and Anne Marie O’Sullivan.
STUNNING images from the canyons in the south-western states of America to French rural landscapes brightened the walls of St John’s Arts Centre this weekend for the opening of a new exhibition by Listowel photographer Dillon Boyer.
A native of Kent, now resident in Listowel over 20 years, the images in exhibition ‘Travels with a Camera’ were taken over the past three years during a number of trips Dillon made around the globe. “They are just simple images I took in places like Yellowstone National Park, the canyons of the south-western states, France and so on. I go each year on a tour with a professional photographer who selects a good location and the optimum times of year for visiting in terms of getting interesting images.”
The exhibition opened to a great reception on Saturday night and will run until the end of September. The shots reflect Dillon’s penchant for the natural and unadorned.
“I don’t use filters or anything like that, I’m kind of old-fashioned in that I just like to take simple photographs with no frills. This exhibition is more about people coming to browse and enjoy the scenery as I’m not looking to make a huge amount of money in sales. If I get enough to cover my costs I’ll be happy,” he said.
Some of Dillon’s images can also be seen on http://www.clownfishphoto.co.uk, a website ranked the world’s second best by Getty Images.
Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, December 01, 2010; Section: Tralee Edition
ARDFERT CAMERA CLUB
met on Thursday 25th November. The comaraderie was wonderful and there were many contributors to the successful evening. Dillon Boyer continues to show his support and encouragement- so, thank you for that Dillon. There was plenty of activity during the evening with a great deal of contributors and immensely contrasting; imaginative and a high quality of images towards the in-house competition which was “Faces”. Thank you to everyone who contributed!
Kerryman North Edition, 10.08.2011, page 55
At St Johns Listowel, this month’s Photographic exhibition is by Dillon Boyer.
ST ITA’S College Abbeyfeale was opened 13th Sept. 1937 by James C O’Kelly who received his primary education at Springmount Abbeyfeale and went to Rockwell College for his secondary education, later receiving a B.A. Degree from UCD and a Higher Diploma in Education. A week after the school opening in St Ita’s Hall there were 24 students enrolled enough for two classes. The teachers were Mr O Kelly and his sister Anna. In 1938 the school was moved to a house in Bridge Street, Abbeyfeale and then had three teachers. School fees in 1945 were £12 per year. By 1958 about 100 students were being taught in the school .When James C O Kelly retired, his son Raymond took over, he was followed by Denis Eggleston, Patrick Lyons, Sean O Neiligan, Jim Tierney and the last principal was Matt O Connor. Vice principals include, Dee Denison, Dr O Connor and David Kennealy. St Ita’s closed on June 3rd 2011.
Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, October 12, 2011; Section: News
Society of snappers put on picture perfect exhibition, BY DÓNAL NOLAN
Picture; Andrea Thorton admires one of the photographs that she modelled for in St. John Theatre as part of an exhibition of photography by North Kerry Photographic Society members. The exhibition runs runs until October 31.
LOCAL photographers made a colourful show of themselves at St John’s in Listowel on Monday night with the opening of an exhibition of their work as part of the North Kerry and District Photographic Society.
Stunning shots of herons in take-off, still life’s and portraits adorn the walls of St John’s as part of the exhibition that runs until the end of the month.
“We were delighted with the opening by Mayor of Kerry Tim Buckley on Monday night, it went really well and the photographs look fantastic,” society secretary Marie Rohan told The Kerryman.
“We have about 40 members today and the society is open to everybody. We meet on Monday nights at 7.45pm in the Listowel Family Resource Centre and photographer John Stack runs classes there at the same time for everybody from beginners to the more advanced. It doesn’t matter if people have a compact or an SLR camera as everyone with an interest can join.”
The society was formed in the 90s, but after a hiatus was reignited by the late Fiona O’Connor and her husband Jerry along with John Stack, Dillon Boyer and Tom Fitzgerald.
The weekly meetings cover most aspects of photography, from practical demonstrations to illustrated talks and judging by the work on show in St John’s have really taken members through their paces.
Kerryman North Edition, 29.08.2012, page 61
Picture; At the launch of North Kerry Heritage Trails at the Tintán Theatre in Ballybunion on Friday night were: Danny Houlihan, Anne Cummins, Dave Fitzgibbon, North & East Kerry Development; Bernard Collins, chairman North & East Kerry Development; Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, TD; Arthur Spring, TD; Seán Quinlan, project director; Tom O’Leary, Tom O’Leary and Associates; Patrick Cummins and Dillon Boyer. Photo by John Reidy
Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, October 23, 2013; Section: News
‘Crafty lot’ convert vacant premises to display wares, by MARISA REIDY
Picture; Members of Le Chéile outside their Arts and Crafts centre in Ballybunion. (From left) Mary Boyer, Peggy Casey, Dillon Boyer, Carina Sayers, Neville Sayers, Jessica Hilliard and Catherine Keane.
A GROUP of enterprising north Kerry craftspeople have come up with a clever way of displaying their wares at minimal cost, by turning a vacant premises in Ballybunion into a showroom and shop.
The aptly named Atlantic Creations group have recently developed Le Chéile Arts and Crafts Centre at Main Street, Ballybunion, where over 15 members showcase and sell their crafts on a part-time basis.
The centre, which is located at the former Higginsbottom pub premises near Super Valu, is currently open from 11am to 5pm from Saturday to Monday and from 3pm to 7pm on Thursdays. It is hoped that once more people come on board and volunteer to help out, the centre will extend those opening hours.
At present, the centre offers crafts ranging from knitting and crochet work to, jewellery, art and paintwork, photographs, wood turning and frames. The centre also houses a community stand featuring works by groups such as the Causeway Men’s Shed and the Ballybunion Active Retired Group.
Group member Jessica Hilliard said the centre is a massive boost to crafts people from all over north Kerry and also provides a one stop shop for the public who are interested in seeing the crafts on offer in the area. The centre is now inviting additional craftspeople to rent a space, with those interested asked to call either Jessica on 086 3700459 or fellow members Neville on 086 0739290 or Carina on 086 1788051. The group also hopes to offer workshops and classes in areas like jewellery making, family history, photography, flower arranging, art and mosaics and those interested in taking any of the classes should get in touch.
The group will also be holding daily drop-in arts and crafts, jewellery making and paper craft workshops for five to 12 year olds for the Halloween mid-term break (Saturday, October 26 to Sunday, November 3) for €5 per child.
Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, October 30, 2013; Section: News
Digital photography in focus in new course
IF YOU have newly acquired a digital camera and need to master the basics or simply want to learn more about the skills involved, a new course starting in Ballybunion might just be the thing for you.
Photographer Dillon Boyer will be giving a weekly class starting in Atlantic Creations on Ballybunion’s Main Street on Sunday, November 10, next.
Atlantic Creations, formerly the Le Chéile Arts and Crafts, is a community group promoting local artists and craftspeople and the group has organised the new classes to help people take their interest in photography to new levels. Contact Atlantic Creations on (086)0739290 for more details.
Irish Examiner 1841-current, 07.11.2015, page 15
Photo by Dillon Boyer, called A stormy day on the Dingle Peninsula.
Kerryman 1904-current, Wednesday, December 07, 2016
Ballydonoghue Lisselton Notes (snippet, see paper for more)
The 32nd edition of Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine was launched on Friday night last by Maurice O’Mahony at The Thatch -Bar with a very large crowd in attendance. Maurice gave an excellent overview of the Magazine. (Break)
Among the many prize-winners in the various competitions was; Adult Photography Competition, winner Dillon Boyer.
Kerryman 1904-current, 05.09.2018, page 10
At St John’s Theatre Listowel. September 6th , Dillon’s Films, a series of films recorded by Dillon Boyer over a period of thirty years covering local events.