Tom Barry to Fill Vacant Seat on Kerry County Council

Tom Barry to Fill Vacant Seat on Kerry County Council

Listowel native and former Mayor of Listowel, Tom Barry was selected to replace Cllr. Diane Nolan at a convention of the Listowel Local Election Area in the Listowel Arms Hotel. His was the only nomination received before the deadline closed on Friday. Selected to Replace Cllr. Nolan He was selected to replace Cllr Diane NolanRead more…

Stan’s Double Leg Break Halts Game

Stan’s Double Leg Break Halts Game

All at Castleisland AFC and his friends and neighbours wish Stan Divane a speedy recovery this morning after a serious leg injury halted the ‘A’ team’s Premier A League game away to Killarney Celtic on Sunday morning. The match was abandoned after 48 minutes when the seriousness of Stan’s injury was fully realised. That, alliedRead more…

Funding Green Light For Castle Documentary

Funding Green Light For Castle Documentary

The Castle of the Island Society has succeeded in acquiring sufficient funding to commence filming on a documentary which will reveal the lost history of the 1226 founded Castleisland Desmond Castle. “As founder of the society, as well as researcher and producer of the documentary, I must confess that it is an exciting undertaking toRead more…

New Season, New Coach for St. Mary’s

New Season, New Coach for St. Mary’s

As the 2017/18 basketball season gets underway, St. Mary’s Basketball Club has announced a new appointment to its coaching panel. Liam Culloty is to take over as head coach for the U-18 and U-20 girls and the senior ladies. “The club has made the decision not to enter the division one national league but insteadRead more…

New Writer in Residence with Kerry County Council

New Writer in Residence with Kerry County Council

Donegal woman, Annemarie Ní Churreáin is Kerry County Council’s recent appointee to the post of Writer in Residence. A poet and writer of creative non-fiction essays, Annemarie’s work is primarily concerned with the fragility and complexity of human relationships. The council has for many years, had writers in residence in Kerry. The writer works withRead more…

Hospice Branch Thrilled at Coffee Morning Response

Hospice Branch Thrilled at Coffee Morning Response

Though they’re still counting the total from their big fundraising day, Castleisland Hospice fundraising branch members are thrilled with the response to this year’s annual coffee morning which was held on Thursday from 9am to 5pm. Huge crowds turned out at both Jack Shanahan’s coffee space in Garvey’s SuperValu and at the new town venueRead more…

The late Maureen Foran (nee O’Sullivan) Knockeen, Castleisland

The late Maureen Foran (nee O’Sullivan) Knockeen, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Maureen Foran (nee O’Sullivan), Knockeen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, September 15th 2017. Pre-deceased by her son Nicholas and daughter Eileen. Sadly missed by her loving husband Denis, daughter Nancy, grandson Jordan and his father T.C., sister Eileen, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces Sandra and Nancy, all extended family, relatives, neighbours and friends. MayRead more…

A Day in The Half Barrel and Back out to Sea

A Day in The Half Barrel and Back out to Sea

He may have been blown off course by the heavy gales of the weekend and early week, but a straying Manx Shearwater landed on his webbed feet in Castleisland. Local publican, Kathleen O’Connor took in a Manx Shearwater during the week after finding it cowering in an archway near The Half Barrel Bar at UpperRead more…

Castleisland Community College Awarded Amber Flag Status

Castleisland Community College Awarded Amber Flag Status

Castleisland Community College Student Council members and teachers were delighted to learn earlier this week that they had been awarded the Amber Flag for promoting positive mental health in their school. Promotion of Positive Mental Health The Amber Flag initiative aims to encourage schools and colleges, clubs, societies and organisations to promote and actively bringRead more…

Cordal GAA Lotto Jackpot – A Tantalizing €3,400

Cordal GAA Lotto Jackpot – A Tantalizing €3,400

September Lotto: A Tantalizing €3,400 The Cordal GAA Club Lotto Jackpot for September is now worth a tantalizing €3,400 – according to club PRO, Paddy Flynn.  This month’s Lotto draw will take place in O’Connor’s Bar, Scartaglen on Saturday, September 30th. Maurice Costello and his team are in charge of the September Lotto. As alwaysRead more…