The late Paddy Reidy, Cordal and Castleisland

The late Paddy Reidy, Cordal and Castleisland

The death has been announced of Paddy Reidy, Tullig, Castleisland. A native of Cordal, Paddy played football with his local team before emigration forced him and many of his peers to travel abroad for work. Paddy found work and a Gaelic Football team to play with in his adopted Birmingham in the UK in theRead more…

Rosaleen is Reaping for U.S. Special Games Volunteer Role

Rosaleen is Reaping for U.S. Special Games Volunteer Role

Castleisland’s Dark Rosaleen is neither sighing nor weeping but full of youthful enthusiasm for a major volunteering project she’s embarking on in Los Angeles this July. “I have been volunteering with Special Olympics for the last five years. This will be my second world games which I am really looking forward to. It is takingRead more…

Pieta House Pulls out of Transport Isolated Castleisland

Pieta House Pulls out of Transport Isolated Castleisland

There is a feeling of disappointment amongst supporters in the Castleisland area at the decision of Pieta House to uproot from its base here and relocate to Tralee. One fundraiser said the level of disappointment felt at the move is wide-spread as the suicide and self-harm prevention facility attracted a lot of voluntary fund-raising activityRead more…

St. Patrick’s Secondary School Graduation Class of 2015

St. Patrick’s Secondary School Graduation Class of 2015

The Leaving Certificate Class of 2015 of St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland graduated recently with mass celebrated by school chaplain Fr. O’Flynn in the Currch of Saints Stephen and John and the awards ceremony afterwards in the River Island Hotel. In his address, Principal, Denis O’Donovan welcomed teachers, students, parents and former teachers. He congratulatedRead more…

Sheila Prendiville’s Bar and Grocery – Sale Agreed !

Sheila Prendiville’s Bar and Grocery – Sale Agreed !

THE vibrant life of the house we knew as Sheila Prendiville’s Bar & Grocery at No. 22 Main Street, Castleisland was stilled somewhat on Friday night, July 11-2014 when the bar was officially closed. Its frequent inhabitants were scattered on the four winds and all between. Now the grand, old building is set to getRead more…

HercOileán Announces Major Sponsor Deal with EBS

HercOileán Announces Major Sponsor Deal with EBS

“There’s a feeling of validity of the event that comes with the arrival on board of a major sponsor like the EBS,” said An Riocht AC manager, Kate McSweeney at the relaunch of ‘HercOileán – The Island Warrior Challenge 2015 at the club headquarters on Wednesday night. “We’re delighted to announce that EBS have comeRead more…

All Hands on Deck for Cordal’s Jamboree Weekend

All Hands on Deck for Cordal’s Jamboree Weekend

It seems to be all systems go in the Cordal area as the local GAA club prepares for two of its busiest weekends in living memory.  Club officers and a willing team of volunteers are putting the finishing touches to the grounds as the weekend nears. Report and Photographs by Nora Fealey The first up is the Cordal Jamboree Weekend. This which will kickRead more…

Browne’s Bar Launch for Didn’t She Dance and Dance

Browne’s Bar Launch for Didn’t She Dance and Dance

Traditional musicians and teachers, Aoife Ní Chaoimh and Paudie O’Connor’s latest CD Didn’t She Dance and Dance will have its Castleisland launch on this Friday night May 29th from 9pm at Browne’s Bar, Main Street. The launch will be followed by an open session and all musicians are welcome. This is likely to be aRead more…

The late Tadhg O’Brien, Carker, Scartaglin.

The late Tadhg O’Brien, Carker, Scartaglin.

The late Tadhg O’Brien of Scartaglin worked on the committee of the Castleisland Co-Op Livestock Mart for  more than 20 years. Richard Harnett’s managerial term covered Tadhg’s involvement there and Richard described him as a hard-working farmer who made good land out of what the Lord provided him with. “The Lord created land – goodRead more…

Writers’ Week to Unveil full line-up of Main Events and Children’s Festival

Writers’ Week to Unveil full line-up of Main Events and Children’s Festival

It’s a case of Let the Magic Begin in Listowel from this Wednesday evening, May 27th. Here we take a look at what’s on and a photographic trip back through a spread of ‘weeks’ in Listowel from recent years. This year’s Listowel Writers’ Week Festival, which runs from May 27th – 31st May 2015 willRead more…