People of the Wild Atlantic Way Photography Project –
Edel Crowley – Kenmare, Kerry.
‘My favourite memory from childhood …. spending Christmas night at my grandmothers bar (Crowley’s Bar, Henry Street, Kenmare).
The whole family would gather (we have a very large family). Aunts, uncles, cousins, we would spend the evening drinking as much minerals and eating as many packets of Tayto as we possibly could until we felt sick! and discussing what Santa had brought us! It was so much fun!
My grandmother, Joan Crowley passed away earlier this year and the bar is now run by my uncle Peter.
She would have loved this project as she was a great people person and was known near and far, a legend in her own right … a great musician, she was loved by everyone who knew her and is missed dearly …
It just goes to show the importance of recording things and writing down memories and taking pictures to ensure precious memories are passed on.’