Brosna Musician is first Kerryman to Win Fiddler of Dooney Prize

Brosna Musician is first Kerryman to Win Fiddler of Dooney Prize

Brosna musician, Darragh Curtin was announced the winner of the Senior Fiddler of Dooney title in Sligo on Sunday. This is a very prestigious fiddle title carrying a prize of €1,000 and a specially comissioned platter. Even more precious to the musical traditions of his native Brosna, and to the Sliabh Luachra area in general, is theRead more…

Lively Interest in November 1st Horse Fair

Lively Interest in November 1st Horse Fair

There is an unprecedented level of local interest in tomorrow’s annual, November 1st Horse Fair. Initially, because there was confusion around a notion that the fair wouldn’t be held on a Saturday. That was never, ever the case. The one and only reason that the Castleisland Horse Fair wouldn’t be held on November 1st isRead more…

Party Safely – Don’t Get Nailed this Halloween!!

Party Safely – Don’t Get Nailed this Halloween!!

The Castleisland Youth Interagency Forum wishes you all a Happy and a Safe Halloween. Its members have no wish to spoil the party for anyone and they hope that you won’t spoil it for yourself either. In their subtle way they wish to see young people avoiding situations where they could nail themselves to aRead more…

Terrifying Pumpkin Parade at Knockaderry NS

Terrifying Pumpkin Parade at Knockaderry NS

The children of Knockaderry National School in Farranfore posed proudly with the pumpkins which they grew, harvested and carved in their school with the enormous help of two local gardeners, Tim and Mike O’Leary.  Each child designed their own pumpkin and, with the help of parents, carved them during the week at the school. All children went home forRead more…

College Embraces Technology as Christian Collects Awards

College Embraces Technology as Christian Collects Awards

Castleisland Community College celebrated the offical launch of its facebook and twitter pages just before the mid-term break. A gathering of teachers and pupils announced the move as they prepared for the bank holiday break. And this is only the start of the college’s relationship with the world of technology. “We are delighted to launchRead more…

Truly Irish Night for Knocknagoshel Pig Company

Truly Irish Night for Knocknagoshel Pig Company

Feirm – a new TG4 series started last Thursday night with a programme on the dairy industry. This Thursday night’s slot at 8pm. will feature Truly Irish Country Foods at its Knocknagoshel base with a look at the pig industry. Presenter, Jamie Costin is a dairy farmer from Waterford and a former Olympic walker and Read more…

It’s Halloween Party Time at Cahereen Heights

It’s Halloween Party Time at Cahereen Heights

Cahereen Heights Childcare Facility opened its doors in April 2009. Operating in a purpose built unit in the newly constructed estate, the facility is open from 8am to  6pm from Monday to Friday. It caters for a range of ages from two months old to 12 yrs of age and provides an array of flexibleRead more…

A week of Honours for David Moran and Kerry

A week of Honours for David Moran and Kerry

After an incredible fightback from career-threatening injuries, David Moran’s football career has come full circle after he was named at midfield in this year’s GAA/GPA All-Stars line-up. To add to his honours list for the year, the Kerins O’Rahillys GAA Clubman has also been named as the only Kerry player on the All-Stars team toRead more…

Let the ML Fitness Team Give you that look for Christmas

Let the ML Fitness Team Give you that look for Christmas

“Weeks after our HercOileán challenge in Castleisland and we’re still feeling the burn!!!  It was indeed a huge and rewarding challenge for our team,” said ML Fitness founder Maggie Large. “It was no problem whatsoever persuading Martin Flannery and Emma Ward to join me and they certainly gave their 100% on the day. Dazzling inRead more…

Great Reaction to The Master’s Collection

Great Reaction to The Master’s Collection

There was a far bigger reaction to Saturday night’s launch of the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial collection that was expected. Momentum had been growing steadily through last week after invitations had been issued and it is estimated that a crowd of 120 people turned up to the River Island Hotel for the official launch. The projectRead more…

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