All’s well down on the Pet Farm

All’s well down on the Pet Farm

THERE has been a very happy ending to the story of the dogs snatched from a pet farm in Killarney in the early hours of last Saturday morning as they are all home safe and sound. It is a particular relief that four three-week old shih tzu puppies, cruelly taken from their mother without havingRead more…

Young Friends Join Today FM Shave or Dye Campaign

Young Friends Join Today FM Shave or Dye Campaign

Two considerate 12 year-old Castleisland friends, Tadhg O’Shea and Eamon (Ned) O’Connor shaved their heads to raise funds for the Irish Cancer Society and the Today FM Shave or Dye Fundraiser. The new celebrity ‘Baldies’ put their locks in the capable hands of John Brennan’s Barbers on Saturday last, August 16th.  Supported by a fan-baseRead more…

A Golden Year for Kayla as Croke Park Invite Arrives

A Golden Year for Kayla as Croke Park Invite Arrives

What a year it’s been to date for Kilmurry National School pupil, Kayla O’Connor. In April she was a ‘Golden Ball’ MVP winner when her St. Mary’s Basketball team won the All-Ireland Club U-14 title at Castleisland Community Centre – home advantage having been won on the court – with a huge contribution from Kayla.Read more…

Lady President’s Prize Day Results

Lady President’s Prize Day Results

Results of Ann Stuart’s Lady President’s Prize at Castleisland Golf Club on Sunday. 1st Margaret Moloney (21)31 2nd Liz O’Connor (26) 31 Best Gross: Leila Moloney (12) 93 3rd: Nancy Fleming (25) 30 4th Geraldine Collins (29) 28 5th Jane Dwyer (25) 27 6th Kim Mullins (32) 27 30-36 h’cap Veronica O’Connor (31) 23 Front nine:Read more…

Castleisland to Croker in Comfort with O’Connor’s

Castleisland to Croker in Comfort with O’Connor’s

It’s booking time if you want to be aboard the bus for Croke Park for Sunday’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship semi-final clash of Kerry and Mayo. The O’Connor’s Coach will leave the ‘Old Library’ at the top-of-the-town here in Castleisland at 7am on Sunday morning for an incredible all-in price of €30 return. You’ll beRead more…

Cordal GAA Rag Meeting Postponed to September 7th

Cordal GAA Rag Meeting Postponed to September 7th

The Cordal GAA Club Greyhound Rag Meeting, which was due to be held on Sunday, August 24th, has been postponed to Sunday, September 7th. Cordal clubmen, Philip O’Connor and Seán Og O Ciardubháin are on the Kerry Junior Football team and a consequentially large number of Cordal GAA Club members will be traveling to Portlaoise on the SaturdayRead more…

41,776 People Reached in Stolen Pets Appeal

41,776 People Reached in Stolen Pets Appeal

Do we love our pets or what ? The heartless hoors who stole those pets and other animals from Kennedy’s Pet Farm in Glenflesk at the weekend must have itchy noses ever since. The Maine Valley Post shared a Garda alert sent to our colleagues on Killarney Today on Saturday afternoon and the numbers clockingRead more…

Skewbald Breeding in The Park

Skewbald Breeding in The Park

Traditionally bred hunter / jumper Skewbald (Brown and White) and Piebald (Black and White)  are fetching prices now from €5K to €10K and you’ll get nothing in that line for less that €1K. I just happened upon a breeding session in the O’Brien yard on Friday evening. It’s nothing Goffs will fret about as theRead more…

Handed Down going Up to Scart

Handed Down going Up to Scart

A new and exciting series of informative performance / talks on the traditional music of the Sliabh Luachra area will kick off in Scartaglin on Saturday, September 13th. The initiative has been taken by Castleisland native, PJ Teahan in conjunction with the Scartaglin Heritage Centre. Mr. Teahan is also responsible for the highly successful ‘WorldRead more…

Denis Murphy on the Rolling Wave Tonight

Denis Murphy on the Rolling Wave Tonight

As I mentioned here over the past few weeks,  the RTÉ Radio 1traditional music programme, The Rolling Wave is celebrating the music of Sliabh Luachra and remembering two great fiddle-players from this area. The first two programmes were dedicated to the late Paddy Cronin by means of a tribute concert which took place in the Community Hall inRead more…

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