Portrait artist Jack is master of the paintbrush

His artistic talents should have him in the running for the portrait artist of the year as the work of Listowel’s own Jack McKenna captures in paint much-loved pets and people to the joy of his happy clients.

The 29-year-old, who is the fourth generation of his family to work in the family business in Market Street, is being kept busy painting portraits of cats, dogs and people having first put brush to canvas for a bit of craic!

Jack studied Animation at Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology but before that undertook a portfolio course in Ballyfermot where he first got to grips with his outstanding hidden talent.


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Walk to honour much-loved Listowel florist

The family of one of Listowel’s best loved figures, Betty McGrath Moriarty, are organising a fundraising walk on September 10th in her memory to mark the first anniversary of her passing.

Betty, who passed away on September 14th last year, ran a florist shop in Courthouse Road and is greatly missed by her family and many friends.

The walk in her memory will take place on Saturday September 10th in Camp, outside Tralee, to raise much needed funds for the Inpatient Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry.


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