21 Games in KDYS/An Garda Siochana Blitz

21 Games in KDYS/An Garda Siochana Blitz

The KDYS in partnership with An Garda Siochana ran their annual basketball blitz on Good Friday for the sixth successive year at Castleisland Community Centre.   The event was organised by Helena Falvey Youth Justice worker with the KDYS in conjunction with Garda Liz Twomey Junior Liaison Officer at Killarney Garda Station.  The event wasRead more…

‘Fuelling Your Sport – The Importance & Practice of Good Nutrition’

‘Fuelling Your Sport – The Importance & Practice of Good Nutrition’

A reminder that Mary Kerin will give a talk at An Riocht AC on this Thursday evening, April 24th at 7.30pm. The  Castleisland native will be giving lots of tips on ‘Fuelling Your Sport – The Importance & Practice of Good Nutrition’ “Like so many other things in our lives, I believe that health isRead more…

St. Mary’s Teams Did Kerry Proud

St. Mary’s Teams Did Kerry Proud

St Mary’s Basketball Club was proud to have had all four teams representing Kerry in the All Ireland Club Championships on the weekend of April 12th / 13th.  A great return of three cups and three MVP awards saw St. Mary’s add an outstanding 22 titles to the club’s history for the 13/14 season. ARead more…

PJ and Friends Plan World Fiddle Day Special

PJ and Friends Plan World Fiddle Day Special

Saturday, May 17th. is World Fiddle Day.  PJ Teahan and friends: Tom O’Connell, Mick Culloty and Con Moynihan are planning a special weekend of fiddle music in Castleisland and Scartaglin. The event will get under way on Friday evening at Browne’s Bar at 9-30pm.  That’ll be used for turning-up, tuning-up, limbering up and lubricating up inRead more…

Bryan’s Hours of Glory Go On and on…

Bryan’s Hours of Glory Go On and on…

His every move is surrounded by music and friends – and very musical friends. I mentioned here that there was to be a Fáilte Abhaile before Bryan O’Leary as he returned home with the TG4 Gradam Ceoil Ceoltóir Óg trophy last Sunday night. There was and it was quite a celebration and a wonderful gatheringRead more…

The Mystery of May 16 & 17

The Mystery of May 16 & 17

Castleisland’s PJ Teahan is a confirmed disciple of Caoimhín Mac Aodha for the past couple of years. He, PJ that is, took a leaf from the Donegal man’s book in May 2013 and created a thing of beauty that impacted on Castleisland and Scartaglin. That single, downward stroke enriched the already deeply cultural bedrock ofRead more…

Good Friday Favourite & Spare an hour for Hospice!

Good Friday Favourite & Spare an hour for Hospice!

Because our Friday Favourite is usually about looking back through the files we thought we’d do so on this Good Friday morning with a dual purpose. This morning’s 11am start to the annual Hospice Walk is the reason for the duality. The Kerry Hospice Foundation is preparing for its annual Good Friday Morning Walk.  TheRead more…

Easter Weekend Golf Club Fundraiser

Easter Weekend Golf Club Fundraiser

A quick reminder that golfers from everywhere within striking distance and beyond are invited to Castleisland for this weekend’s Easter Fundraiser. Castleisland Golf Club will host a four day fundraiser over the Easter weekend.  The competition will run from Good Friday through to Easter Monday.  The competition is open and teams of three are invitedRead more…

The Sky Won’t Fall With New Reforms – Cllr. O’Connell

The Sky Won’t Fall With New Reforms – Cllr. O’Connell

Those who attended the North and East Kerry Development support meeting on Tuesday night would be forgiven the perception that the sky would fall if the company folded. That there would be a pall of sadness and sorrow bordering on grief in the wake of its demise. A procession of volunteers spoke with great passionRead more…

NEKD Funding Review by Department – “All Bullshit” – Mitchell

NEKD Funding Review by Department – “All Bullshit” – Mitchell

News that a funding issue involving North & East Kerry Development is under review by the Department of the Environment is likely to darken the mood of a meeting called for the River Island Hotel in Castleisland at 8pm this evening. Of course it’s not an agenda the NEKD would wish for – while reeling fromRead more…