History Making Male Principal Appointed at Muire Gan Smál

History Making Male Principal Appointed at Muire Gan Smál

Muire Gan Smál Primary School announced its delight and welcome for Seamus Moynihan as its newly appointed principal. Seamus is a graduate of Mary Immaculate College and he also holds an honours degree in maths and science from the Open University. A native of Killarney, Seamus began his teaching career in Cork City and moved… Continue Reading

Student Council Celebrates Presentation Day in Castleisland

Student Council Celebrates Presentation Day in Castleisland

This year’s student council at Presentation Castleisland was officially revealed at a combined event in the school’s sports hall on Friday. The event began with a prayer service lead by the student council to mark Presentation Day. Members of the school choir and musicians accompanied each prayer, lead by music teacher Deirdre O’Brien. Following the… Continue Reading

The Late Jeremiah ‘Jer’ Long, Gortroe, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The Late Jeremiah ‘Jer’ Long, Gortroe, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Jeremiah ‘Jer’ Long, Gortroe, Knocknagoshel, Kerry. Predeceased by his parents, Denis and Eily, Jeremiah ‘Jer’ will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Mary, sons, James, Denny and Diarmuid, daughters, Anna Marie and Eileen, son-in-law, Eddie, daughters-in-law, Norma, Joanne and Amy, grandchildren, Shauna, Jamie, Adam, Jody, Andy, Emma, Chloe, Lauren… Continue Reading

Róisín and Stephen Receive their Split the Bucket Draw Cheques

Róisín and Stephen Receive their Split the Bucket Draw Cheques

The winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held in Castlemeats on Saturday, November 21th was David Enright. David won €737. The two latest entrants to the bonus draw for €1,000 to be held on January 2nd are: Doris O’Sullivan and Michelle O’Sullivan. The next draw will be held in MP Moran’s at… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

A Date For The Diary James Doran, who won gold in the European Masters Championship Half Marathon recently in Portugal, will be given a formal escort from Páirc na Féile, down through the village on Saturday, December 5th at 8.30pm. Everyone is invited to stand, socially distanced, along the street to congratulate James for his… Read more…

The Lyreacrompane Journal – Looking Back – Moving Forward

The Lyreacrompane Journal – Looking Back – Moving Forward

Lyreacrompane and District Journal is on the shelves again – thirty years after it first appeared. This Lyre Journal is the largest yet – 108 pages packed with local history accounts and photos old and new. The articles deal with local history from the general area and also takes in stories and accounts from as… Read more…

The Late Christy Brosnan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The Late Christy Brosnan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Christy Brosnan, Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry Predeceased by his sister, Hannah-mai, brothers, Joe and Mike, Christy will be sadly missed by his loving wife, Kathleen, sons, John, Timmy, Mikey, Patrick, Brendan and Noel, daughters, Mary and Catríona, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers, Jack and Pat, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, relatives,… Read more…

Healy Rae Concerned over Removal of Yet Another UHK Service

Healy Rae Concerned over Removal of Yet Another UHK Service

Independent Deputy Michael Healy Rae has said that he is disappointed and concerned that yet another medical service has been relocated away from University Hospital Kerry (UHK) with confirmation that Histopathology service will now be carried out at Cork University Hospital (CUH) UHK Services Being Eroded  “Over the years vital services which have been carried… Read more…

Signs, Repairs and Upgrading for Loughfouder National School

Signs, Repairs and Upgrading for Loughfouder National School

Cavan native and avid county GAA supporter, Cllr. Charlie Farrelly sent a note to express his pleasure at being in a position to help the management of Loughfouder National School, Knocknagoshel regarding the lack of directional signage for the school. School Signs Secured “As part of my councillor’s allocation I was delighted to contribute €850… Read more…

It’s Séamus Begley’s Turn on TG4’s Sé Mo Laoch on Sunday Night

It’s Séamus Begley’s Turn on TG4’s Sé Mo Laoch on Sunday Night

Sé mo Laoch is TG4’s flagship traditional music series which ably tells the stories of some of Ireland’s greatest musicians and singers. “Each of the five one-hour documentaries celebrates the musicianship and creativity of some of our most well-known and respected performers,” according to the station’s related output. Diversity of Music and Musicians The series,… Read more…

Local GAA Clubs Unite in Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Castleisland

Local GAA Clubs Unite in Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Castleisland

The centenary of one of the bloodiest, darkest days in the history of Ireland’s war of independence against the forces of the crown was commemorated In Castleisland on the actual date of its occurrence yesterday. However, today marks the day so appropriately named ‘Bloody Sunday’ ever since. Special Commemoration In a special commemoration at the… Read more…

Broad Support and €50,000 to Revitilise Glounsharoon Viewing Point – Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae

Broad Support and €50,000 to Revitilise Glounsharoon Viewing Point – Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae

“The view from the Glounsharoon is one of the most spectacular in our county and, since being elected in 2019, the issue of revitalising this area has been a top priority for me,” said Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae in the wake of this week’s Castleisland – Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District on-line meeting. €50,000 Tab For… Read more…

Deputy Pa Daly Laments the Continuing Dearth of IDA Visits to Kerry

Deputy Pa Daly Laments the Continuing Dearth of IDA Visits to Kerry

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has sharply criticised the lack of IDA visits to Kerry over the last number of years.  “I asked Minister Varadkar recently about the number of IDA visits to Kerry since 2016, including the year to date in 2020,” said Teachta Daly.   Kerry Neglected by IDA “Kerry is… Read more…