Ballylongford marks Marian Grotto jubilee

The community of Ballylongford are celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Marian Grotto in the village this May during the month traditionally associated with veneration of the Virgin Mary.

A local landmark, the grotto was built during the Marian Year of 1954 when similar shrines were erected all over Ireland.

For the past seven decades, the Ballylongford grotto has been cared for with devotion by the community who mark the feast day of Our Lady of Fatima on May 13th every year with a procession to the shrine.

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Literature meets art in upcoming LVAC expo

A major exhibition being organised by the Listowel Visual Artists’ Collective (LVAC) is set to bring the artistic and literary talents of North Kerry together in a unique and novel collaboration.

Featuring the creative works of 40 visual artists from the collective alongside the enchanting words of 40 local poets and writers, the exhibition promises to be an extraordinary celebration of the arts.

LVAC is a community-based, volunteer visual arts group which hosted its inaugural exhibition earlier this year to great acclaim showing the work of its talented members from all over North Kerry and beyond.

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