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Listowel - Snapshots of an Irish Market Town, 1850-1950

This book by Listowel native, Vincent Carmody, is an account of life in a prosperous market town from the years 1850 to 1950. The town in question is Listowel, Co. Kerry, but it could be any town at that time. This is a valuable social history, full of information, gossip and anecdotes, amply illustrated with old billheads and photographs. You will see here handwritten receipts, gentle requests for payment to recalcitrant debtors and rare posters, flyers and other assorted memorabilia from that slower age.

Vincent Carmody's lovely book paints a picture of a gentler age, an age of craftsmen and industry. This was the era of the horse and donkey and the handwritten letter. It was an era of fairs and markets.

Vincent takes you back in time in this comprehensive account of life back then.The book is a one off, a collectors item, a treasure for anyone who values historical artifacts and stories.

To contact Vincent, email or call +353 (0) 87 966 7112.

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Vincent Carmody, 25 Upper William Street, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland • Tel: +353 (0)87 966 7112 • Email: