Festive Cheer and Fun at Woodlands Gymkhana

Festive Cheer and Fun at Woodlands Gymkhana

A Kingdom Pony Club Gymkhana will be held on Tuesday, December 30th at the Woodlands  Equestrian Centre. This is an End-of-Year event and will get under way at 11am with ‘Most Festive Pony and Best Turned Out Pony’ competitions. The Show-jumping will include Novelty Class and Games. If you renew your membership for 2015 you’llRead more…

Mná le Chéile – From a Need for Social Connection

Mná le Chéile – From a Need for Social Connection

Members of Mná le Chéile met at the River Island Hotel recently for their first Christmas lunch as a group. Established in January of this year, it has 20 members and they meet on a weekly basis. They organise various activities or information mornings and they’ve had Salsa Dancing, Yoga Classes and talks on nutrition to date andRead more…

Packed House for Browne’s Annual Draw

Packed House for Browne’s Annual Draw

  Luck,  if not lightening, struck twice for the Murphy family of Meenleitrim, Knocknagoshel in the annual Browne’s Agri, Steel and Builders’ Providers Christmas Draw at its Castleisland base on Friday afternoon. Séamus Murphy’s name was, eventually, called out after a little playful teasing by store manager and MC John Daly. Picking the highly anticipatedRead more…

The late Seán W.H.O’Connor – An Appreciation

The late Seán W.H.O’Connor – An Appreciation

Sean W.H.O’Connor – An appreciation The townspeople of Castleisland were saddened recently to hear of the passing of Sean O’Connor of Church Street.  Sean was a man who loved Castleisland and who contributed in such a generous spirit to the development of the town, in particular to the availability of local amenities.  We can be thankful toRead more…

Purple Patch for ‘Pat’s with Munster Football Title win

Purple Patch for ‘Pat’s with Munster Football Title win

Munster U-15  Final: St. Patrick’s Castleisland 4-8 V John The Baptist, Hospital, Co. Limerick  4-7 (AET) In an incredible contest which went down to the wire, St. Patrick’s Castleisland dug deep to hold on for a one point win against a talented Limerick side in the Munster Colleges U’15 Final in Rathkeale on Wednesday. St. Patrick’s ledRead more…

Charlie at Liberty to Announce Good News for Cahereen Heights

Charlie at Liberty to Announce Good News for Cahereen Heights

Storm water drains are to be lifted to suit adjoining run-off pipes; public lighting is to be over-hauled;  the footpaths are to be upgraded and any other business at Cahereen Heights is to be cleared up on the orders of Liberty Insurance top brass. The Top Brass in this case goes all the way toRead more…

Castleisland Carol Service on Sunday Night at 7pm

Castleisland Carol Service on Sunday Night at 7pm

The annual Carol Service will be held in the Church of Saints Stephen and John here in Castleisland on this Sunday, December 21st at 7 p.m. The repertoire will include all of the well-known carols and some unusual ones, with solo performances from our cantors. “The choir loves this time of year and, as the carols are onlyRead more…

Food Bank Up Set up in Week of 65 Kerry Home Repossession Court Cases

Food Bank Up Set up in Week of 65 Kerry Home Repossession Court Cases

Two very significant developments in Kerry this week speak volumes on how the so-called ‘Green Shoots’ of the Irish economy are having little or no bearing on counties like ours. That we’re paying the price for our detachment from the main hubs of activity is undeniable. It’s undeniable too that the suffering and mental anguishRead more…

The late John Cronin, Castleisland

The late John Cronin, Castleisland

Castleislanders of a certain vintage will remember with great fondness the whistling abilities of the late John Cronin. John passed away early today after a long illness.  A great darts player during the height of the popularity of the game in the 1970s and 80s, he worked for many years in Browne’s Mineral Waters from bothRead more…

Golf Club Offers Affordable Tee-Time Christmas Presents

Golf Club Offers Affordable Tee-Time Christmas Presents

A presentation of Christmas Hampers took place in Garvey’s SuperValu in Castleisland on Sunday morning. Castleisland Golf Club members were the recipients and Garvey’s the sponsors. The hampers were the prizes for the Christmas League which was run over four Sundays with the three best scores to count. This was won by Kevin Kerins. InRead more…

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