PHOTOS: Images From John Cleary’s ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’

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John Cleary with Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh at the book launch last month.

TRALEE photographer, John Cleary’s new book ‘T’was Only Like Yesterday’ is already selling well in shops all over town since it was launched last month.

The follow up to ‘Through The Lens’ — which featured images of life in Tralee in and Kerry in the 1970s — his latest book of photographs concentrates on the 1980s with images from sporting, religious, social and political life all contained therein.

John has given us a number of images to feature here over the coming weeks, from a book which is sure to be a big seller in town for Christmas.

• In Tralee, the book is available from O’Mahony’s, Polymath and the Kerry Book Shop, Clearys Photography on Russell Street and the Quality Framing Company on Matt Talbot Road. It is priced €20. Scroll down for photos…

Donie Rooney, Tralee, with Sr. Baptista, Presentation Convent, Tralee, gives a helping hand to his sister Mrs Collins, Ardfert, and helped by her husband John Collins, it happened when they desided to take a short cut after parking the car at St. Mary’s Cathedral in June 1989 for an Ordination Ceremony in the Cathedral.


Derry’s Shoes for all the family, wanted helpers for Derry’s Shoes, Russell Street, which is about to flood and pictured next to Garvey’s first shop in Tralee, and next Cleary’s Photographer’s also in Russell Street.

Fr. Pat Aherne with his cast from Knocknagoshel for ‘Massabielle’ the Lourdes pageant that was first performed in the CYMS Tralee, and then performed in Knocknagoshel by the local community children and adults a fantastic success.


Every vantage point is used in Tralee as Nissan cyclists arrive after their decent on the Short Mountain from Castlemaine.

John Cleary’s ‘Twas Only Like Yesterday’, in shops now.

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