EU Funded Erasmus Plus Programme at KCFE

EU Funded Erasmus Plus Programme at KCFE

Following a rigorous application process Kerry College of Further Education, Tralee has been successful in securing the Erasmus Plus* programme for future students of the college. This in an EU funded scheme and it provides an option for adult learners at KCFE to complete the work experience part of their course abroad. Grants for ExpensesRead more…

Maurice and Larry on the Run for Hospice Fund

Maurice and Larry on the Run for Hospice Fund

An Ríocht Athletic Club members, Maurice O’Connor and Larry Hickey ran the Limerick Half Marathon earlier in the year in memory of Maurice’s father, the late Mick Parick O’Connor of Scartaglin. The two friends and running partners along with Larry’s wife, Marie are familiar figures around the roads of Castleisland in training or serious competitionRead more…

Fr. Lupton to Celebrate 50th with Fr. Dan at Sunday Mass

Fr. Lupton to Celebrate 50th with Fr. Dan at Sunday Mass

I’ve never heard Georgie O’Callaghan refer to his cross-channel friend by anything but, Fr. Lupton. Out of old fashioned respect – I suppose. But you can be sure it’s a respect that the Dean of Rossendale and Hyndburn has earned over the 40 years of their mutual friendship. Forged a Link People who know Georgie,Read more…

Strictly Come Dancing – The Final Week

Strictly Come Dancing – The Final Week

The event managers at Scoil Muire Gan Smál and Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club are dancing again this year. And they’re delighted to announce the return of their giant / joint Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser for a third year. The club will use the money towards its ongoing running costs and the school intends usingRead more…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News

Tickets are now on Sale at €20 for the Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser set for Saturday June 3rd at Castleisland Community Centre. By Gerdie Murphy They can be purchased at Lynch’s Pharmacy, Lower Main Street and from the Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School or from committee members and the dancers themselves. Lotto at Tom’sRead more…

St. Kieran’s Going West in Search of Championship Redemption

St. Kieran’s Going West in Search of Championship Redemption

St. Kieran’s Going West After a narrow two point loss to Austin Stacks in the Round One replay in Scartaglin on Saturday evening, St. Kieran’s will travel to Gallarus on this Friday evening May 26th to play West Kerry in Round 2B. Throw in time is 7.30p.m. We wish the four players from Knocknagoshel andRead more…

All Go With Water Explorers, Anniversary Celebrations and Fashion Show

All Go With Water Explorers, Anniversary Celebrations and Fashion Show

Right in the middle of last week, on Wednesday, a team of Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College won the national Water Explorer competition in Dublin. They will now represent Ireland in the international finals in London in October. A fact that Principal Carmel Kelly announced at the opening of the college’s annual fashionRead more…

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News Round-Up

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News Round-Up

Ballymac U-14 Girls played their final county league game on Sunday in Ballymac against Killarney Legion. Ballymac won the encounter with a five goal nine points blitz of their opponents in the first half and a rock tight defence that leaked a mere point. The comprehensive lead afforded Ballymac to roll out the bench inRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Canon Neville’s 90th Birthday Hearty congratulations to Canon Neville who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. By: Marian Harnett Canon Neville is still active in the parish both in visiting the sick and housebound and covering for the other priests when necessary.  We want to thank him for his service as Parish Priest of Abbeyfeale andRead more…

The late Fr. James ‘Jim’ Downey, Cragg, Castleisland

The late Fr. James ‘Jim’ Downey, Cragg, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Fr. James (Jim ) Downey, Cragg, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, May 23rd 2017.  Peacefully, surrounded by his loving family in the tender care of the management and staff of Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee. Predeceased by his sisters Kitty Downey and Mary Prendiville, Castleisland and Breda Prendiville, Brosna. Sadly missed by hisRead more…