Currow writer’s work to Screen at The Ivy Leaf

Currow writer’s work to Screen at The Ivy Leaf

A new film An Bean Sidhe will have a special screening at the Ivyleaf Art Centre in Castleisland at 8pm on this Saturday night, October 25th. The screening is for contributors who raised the capital to have the short film made. An Bean Sidhe was written by Currow native, Eoin O’Sullivan. Eoin received the ‘GoldenRead more…

Pub Trail for festival Weekend

Pub Trail for festival Weekend

The following is the Pub Trail for the weekend’s 22nd annual Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival. The festival will get underway at 8pm tonight and will be launched with a live broadcast by Radio Kerry’s Mary Conroy. Bystanders, innocent or otherwise, musicians and spectators are all welcome to attend. At 10pm the music sessions willRead more…

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Jimmy O’Brien to get ‘Dedication’ Award

Jimmy O’Brien to get ‘Dedication’ Award

Killarney publican  and singer, Jimmy O’Brien stood behind the counter of his celebrated bar for a couple of years with a half century. The bar closed in the summer of 2013 and just two years after the institution had celebrated its 50th year in business. After a few years spent in Americs in the 1950’s,Read more…

Charity Motivation for Mangerton Climb

Charity Motivation for Mangerton Climb

Climbers from all over Munster and beyond will converge on Mangerton Mountain in Killarney for a huge charity event on Sunday, November 16th. Climb4Life is aiming to attract both novice and experienced climbers in its ongoing bid to raise funds for the Build4life Cystic Fibrosis Charity. The charity has been providing life saving services forRead more…

Brave Boys of Cordal campaign against Irish Water in New York

Brave Boys of Cordal campaign against Irish Water in New York

Some 105 years after the infamous stand by natives against ‘Dick Johnny’s Eviction’ – a new generation of the Brave Boys of Cordal have struck a blow against the tyranny of imposed water charges – in New York if you don’t mind. A Brian O’Malley sent the picture to the Irish news website joe.ie showingRead more…

TR Dallas returns to the River Island on Thursday night

TR Dallas returns to the River Island on Thursday night

The ’Social Dancing’ phase of Castleisland’s evolving history is only being created now and before our eyes. Dancing of one kind or another was always part of the fabric of life here. Now the Willie Buckley christened and created Social Dancing scene is off to a flying start at the River Island Hotel every ThursdayRead more…

Munster Intermediate Title for Desmonds Ladies

Munster Intermediate Title for Desmonds Ladies

Castleisland Desmonds 1-14 Kilmihill 1-9   Report and photographs by Pat Hartnett.  Desmonds Ladies are Munster Intermediate Football Champions following their five-point win over Clare Champions, Kilmihill In the Munster final played in Kilmallock on Sunday. Kilmihill got off to a quick start and lead by two points after as many minutes. Andrea Murphy raised Desmonds first whiteRead more…

Readings of Con Houlihan’s Writings get Festival Slot

Readings of Con Houlihan’s Writings get Festival Slot

Maybe it’s because so many people have been talking about revival plans for Castleisland recently that Con Houlihan’s Herculean efforts in promoting his native town came to mind. I’ll write it as Castle Island for the purpose of this piece – if you don’t mind and in deference to the great man himself of course. Read more…

A Festival Menu of Fine Traditional Fare

A Festival Menu of Fine Traditional Fare

There is no fear that Patrick O’Keeffe will be forgotten at the festival in his honour next weekend. He wouldn’t mind in the least if the spotlight is turned on his old friend and fellow musician, Johnny O’Leary on this the 10th anniversary of his passing. The launch of the Terry Moylan penned book: Johnny O’ Leary ofRead more…

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