Two New Dates for Castleisland’s Car-Boot-Sale Converts

Two New Dates for Castleisland’s Car-Boot-Sale Converts

After the success of his initial Car-Boot-Sale toe-in-the-water earlier this month, Brian O’Sullivan is back for more. There are two red letter days for the converted traders in the locality to look out for: Bank holiday Monday, June 6th and Sunday, July 10th. The next installment on Brian’s list will be at Castleisland Rugby ClubRead more…

Memory of Actor and Seanchaí Eamon Kelly Honoured by Bursary

Memory of Actor and Seanchaí Eamon Kelly Honoured by Bursary

The 2016 Eamon Kelly bursary recipients were announced at a presentation at Killarney Library on Thursday. The joint winners are Grace Foley, a singer and musician from Killarney and Darragh Guerin, an actor from Beaufort. Grace intends to develop her career as a singer and plans to launch a CD called Home to Kerry, aRead more…

Desmonds to Drive on with New Strip from Divanes

Desmonds to Drive on with New Strip from Divanes

Less than a week after they kitted St. Kieran’s GAA Club for its annual Cycle Tour of the Parishes, Divanes Castleisland stepped to front-of-house again to enact a similar association with Castleisland Desmond’s GAA Club. Club members are delighted to have secured this sponsorship arrangement with Divanes VW. The partnership agreement was officially announced onRead more…

Two More local Women in Connect Kerry Finals

Two More local Women in Connect Kerry Finals

I told my loyal band of readers last evening that Castleisland was to be represented by two women from, or with strong business links to the town in the finals of the Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards 2016. I was wrong as Moll Bell and I wasn’t long finding out my mistake either. ThereRead more…

€26,200 in Community Support Fund for Castleisland Groups

€26,200 in Community Support Fund for Castleisland Groups

Castleisland got a total of €26,200 in grant aid under the Killarney Municipal District Community Support Fund 2016. Area mayor, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell announced the figure on Friday and said he was delighted to be in a position to deliver that amount to a variety of community, sporting and voluntary organisations during his term asRead more…

Local Women among the Nominated for Connect Kerry Awards

Local Women among the Nominated for Connect Kerry Awards

Applications closed at the end of April for the annual Connect Kerry Women in Business Awards. The awards ceremony and presentations will take place at a black tie gala ceremony on Friday, June 10th in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. The event is organized by Margaret Kissane, publisher and editor of Kerry’s only monthly lifestyle glossyRead more…

Mayor Bobby to Rent The Poet’s Inn

Mayor Bobby to Rent The Poet’s Inn

A desire for more family time, added to the fact that he has recently taken on more political responsibilities has set Cllr. Bobby O’Connell pondering on his future as a publican. The current Mayor of Killarney Municipal Area, Cllr. O’Connell is also the longest serving publican / bar owner in the trade in Castleisland. “ThereRead more…

The National Children’s Festival Highlights at Listowel Writers’ Week

The National Children’s Festival Highlights at Listowel Writers’ Week

Some of the most exciting names in children’s literature will be in Listowel between June 1st – 5th for what is certain to be a fun-filled, magical adventure at The National Children’s Literary Festival at Listowel Writers’ Week. Here, the team behind Ireland’s premier literary festival takes us through an amazingly stimulating programme of eventsRead more…

It was a Busy Weekend for St. Kieran’s

It was a Busy Weekend for St. Kieran’s

St. Kieran’s Cycle The St. Kieran’s Annual Cycle Tour got underway on Sunday at 10am from Desmond’s GAA Club grounds for a picturesque journey of 80km. Over 250 cyclists took part making the event a great success again this year. Well done to all who took part. Report by Paddy Flynn We would also likeRead more…

Amber Flag Award for St. Patrick’s Secondary School Mental Health Initiative

Amber Flag Award for St. Patrick’s Secondary School Mental Health Initiative

In September 2015 the staff and students of St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland took on the task of promoting positive mental health in the school by becoming involved in the Amber Flag Initiative. The Amber Flag Initiative aims to encourage schools, societies and clubs to promote and actively bring about a cultural change in theRead more…