Paul Travels in Hopes of Glory on the Double

Paul Travels in Hopes of Glory on the Double

The wait is down to mere hours now and, with the coming of the moment, a chance for the Kerry minor and senior football teams to bask in glory on this, the third Sunday in September. Both teams face Donegal sides in Croke Park later today to decide the destination of the Tom Markham and Sam Maguire CupsRead more…

Scart ‘Set’ to Celebrate Culture Night

Scart ‘Set’ to Celebrate Culture Night

Timmy ‘The Brit’ McCarthy will take the floor in Scartaglin tonight to lead dancers in a few lively sets at the local heritage centre at 8-30pm.  There will also be lots of music, song and tea and talk and it’s all to do with a celebration of Culture Night 2014.  The event will take theRead more…

Castleisland Man Among Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War

Castleisland Man Among Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War

A book is being launched in Dublin this evening with an interesting inclusion from a Castleisland view-point.  Irish Jesuit Chaplains in the First World War is edited by Damien Burke and is a collection of articles describing the wartime experiences of eleven of these brave men. Catholic chaplains in the First World War served alongsideRead more…

Spraoi ag labhairt Gaeilge

Spraoi ag labhairt Gaeilge

The Irish language group ‘Cúpla focal agus cupán tae’ will meet every Tuesday night, at An Ríocht AC starting on Tuesday night 23-09-2014.  It is a social occasion, with people in small groups discussing various topics. Around 8.30 we have a cupán tae. The rules are very simple, we finish at 9o’clock, no pressure on anybodyRead more…

Kathleen Reidy, Knocknagore RIP

Kathleen Reidy, Knocknagore RIP

Because she took a good run at going, many people were asking for my mother, Kathleen Reidy over the past few weeks.  She passed away early this morning at 88 years of age and I’m fulfilling a promise to those who asked me to let them know when she passed on.  My earliest memories ofRead more…

Kerry Teams for Sunday Announced

Kerry Teams for Sunday Announced

There are two changes to the Kerry team that will take on Donegal in the All-Ireland senior football championship final in Croke Park on Sunday. Marc Ó Sé, introduced as a substitute in the semi-final replay against Mayo in the Limerick Gaelic Grounds, retains his place in the full back line at the expense ofRead more…

Paul White on the Move Cross Channel

Paul White on the Move Cross Channel

Castleisland native and young Forest Green Rovers goalkeeper, Paul White is off to Gloucester City on an initial one month loan. The former Republic of Ireland U-18 schools representative earned a Rovers contract while on trial with the club in the summer of 2013 and had his deal extended for the current season. He madeRead more…

Charity Card School Fiche Bliain ag Fás

Charity Card School Fiche Bliain ag Fás

It wasn’t always like this. The group now known as the River Island Hotel Card Players started out life at Skevena’s Bar and Restaurant across the street from their current abode. And that was 20 years ago this month. The occasion was marked by a presentation to the man who started it all those years ago.Read more…

London Pub Cheque for Kerry Hospice Fund

London Pub Cheque for Kerry Hospice Fund

Brosna native, London domiciled, Thomas Murphy recently handed over a cheque for €1,439.63 to the Kerry Hospice Foundation at a specially convened meeting in Castleisland. The amount was raised by Thomas in his local pub in the UK. A plant hire business owner in the the London area, he came up with the idea ofRead more…

The Island Braces Itself for ‘HercOileán Challenge’

The Island Braces Itself for ‘HercOileán Challenge’

‘HercOileán’ The Island Warrior Challenge which is being organised as a joint venture between An Ríocht Athletic Club and its closest sporting neighbour, Castleisland RFC is nearly all set for October 11th 2014. The idea is based on a military style challenge course of 7.5km in distance. “A registration and information night for HercOileán-The IslandRead more…

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