Tom’s lockdown locks resigned to history

Ballylongford man Tom Kennedy shaved off his hair and beard at the weekend to raise funds for a new plaque marking the centenary of the savage Burning of Ballylongford during the War of Independence.

Tom last ventured into the barbers in March 2020 - just a matter of days before Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced the country’s first snap lockdown.

Since then, he’s really been letting his hair down, and has already raised a phenomenal €1,020 as part of his fundraising goal.

Danny celebrates 50 years

Listowel man Danny Flavin celebrated his 50th birthday over the weekend in the company of his loving family.

The past year has been tough, and just like everyone else, Danny is looking forward to getting out and about again to meet his friends around the town.

On Saturday last, the family gathered at his brother Nathan’s house in Bedford for a tasty dinner and a catch up.