Local Educational and Training Opportunities Available Outside of CAO System

Local Educational and Training Opportunities Available Outside of CAO System

Kerry College of Further Education, Tralee is currently accepting applications for its broad range of full time courses. The college offers an alternative to third level where someone can instead gain a qualification which is employment focused and in less time. Also, students can use the points obtained by doing the  instead of their leavingRead more…

The late Marion Fitzmaurice, 104 Main Street, Castleisland

The late Marion Fitzmaurice, 104 Main Street, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Marion Fitzmaurice, (85) of 104 Main Street, Castleisland on August 24th 2016, peacefully at home in the most wonderful care of her sister Doris. Sadly missed by her beloved sister Doris, her many cousins, neighbours and friends. Marion received a presentation from the late Castleisland Parish Choir director, Sr. RitaRead more…

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg – U-16s Continue to Progress

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg – U-16s Continue to Progress

Cordal/Scartaglin U-16s continued to progress in Division 1 of the Lee Strand County League with a solid win in the play-off between themselves and Legion of Killarney. The match which was played in difficult and damp conditions at Castleisland Desmonds grounds on Wednesday, August 14th. The lads put in a strong and gusty performance toRead more…

Seán Barrett’s Year of Cycling on an Upward Curve

Seán Barrett’s Year of Cycling on an Upward Curve

For cyclists the race of all races for the 2016 season was held in Kanturk recently. It was the National Youth Championships. Sean Barrett from Scartaglin, a member of Tralee Manor West I Bike Cycling Club, had a brilliant weekend of competition there. He came third in the national TT championships bagging a national medal.Read more…

Rhyno Mills Scratch Cups Now on September 10th

Rhyno Mills Scratch Cups Now on September 10th

Castleisland Golf Club Scratch Cups 2016 competitions, which were postponed due to inclement weather on Saturday, August 20th,  will now be held on Saturday, September 10th. The events are sponsored by Rhyno Mills, Castleisland. The following are the details: Junior Scratch Cup Handicap limit: five to 11. Intermediate Scratch Cup Handicap limit: 12 to 18.Read more…

The Pulling Power of Knocknagoshel’s Harvest Festival

The Pulling Power of Knocknagoshel’s Harvest Festival

Knocknagoshel’s Harvest Festival has drawn to a close and yet again it was a huge success with large crowds attending all the events and they were enjoyed by all. It kicked off on Thursday, August 11th. with the long running tiny tots races in the village. By Kieran McAuliffe Prior to these, family members ofRead more…

Meningitis Foundation Seeking Female Athletes and Fun Runners

Meningitis Foundation Seeking Female Athletes and Fun Runners

Monika Marchlewicz, Ireland Manager, Meningitis Research Foundation sent the following note in the hope of recruiting athletes and fun-runners for this year’s Killarney Women’s Mini Marathon on Saturday, October 8th at 11am. “I am writing on behalf of Meningitis Research Foundation to ask if there are any ladies in Co. Kerry who have booked theirRead more…

Denny Site Event to Mark Heritage Week

Denny Site Event to Mark Heritage Week

 To coincide with Heritage Week and as part of Kerry County Council’s public consultation on the future of the former Denny factory site in Tralee, the Council will host a special information session for members of the public on this Friday, August 26th from 12pm to 2pm in the temporary portacabin at the entrance toRead more…

Rose Cup Win for Ballymacelligott U-13s

Rose Cup Win for Ballymacelligott U-13s

Ballymac’s U-13 boys played their first game in the Rose Cup against Austin Stacks. The game was played at a fast pace with a lot of near misses by us. Austin Stacks came out of the game with the win. Great credit has to be given to the Ballymac boys for brushing themselves off andRead more…

Billy Gains Lecturer Status in Bee-Keeper Exams

Billy Gains Lecturer Status in Bee-Keeper Exams

Castleisland bee-keeper Billy O’Rourke has come away from a long established, annual conference organised by the Federation of Irish Bee Keepers in Gormanston with a lecture’s certificate. This means that Mr. O’Rourke is now qualified to lecture anywhere and on all aspects of bee-keeping. The annual conference, having just completed its 70th unbroken year, isRead more…