Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

A Prophet In His Own Land Unlike the old adage about prophets, let’s all tip our hats to the very impressive Edmond Scanlon. In a brilliant interview in The Sunday Times on 18 October 18th the heading read How Edmond Scanlon, son of a local dairy farmer, took Kerry round the world. It’s no small… Continue Reading

Take a Fresh Look at Presentation Castleisland 

Take a Fresh Look at Presentation Castleisland 

Presentation Secondary School Castleisland has a proud tradition of education in Castleisland.  While witnessing many changes and modernisations over the years, at its core are still its values of care, respect, academic excellence and encouragement, ensuring each individual student reaches her full potential in a safe and caring environment.  New Methodologies and Up-skilling Staff strive for excellence and are constantly evaluating… Continue Reading

Teachta Daly Calls for Clarity on Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Teachta Daly Calls for Clarity on Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry is asking Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Heather Humphreys, TD for clarity on changes to the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) “I have been contacted by dozens of constituents in recent days, anxious because their Covid-19 PUP claim was declined or is unanswered,” said Teachta Daly.… Continue Reading

Katie Jane is National Senior Secondary Schools Art Award Winner

Katie Jane is National Senior Secondary Schools Art Award Winner

Green-Schools and Irish Water moved their 2020 awards ceremony online with a virtual presentation shown on screens in 24 schools around the country. Among the major award winners, and away up there on her own as winner of the National Senior Secondary Schools Category for her poster, was Ballymacelligott student Katie Jane O’Connor. Creating, Drawing… Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Area Pilot for Kerry’s Call – A Phone Service for Older People

Sliabh Luachra Area Pilot for Kerry’s Call – A Phone Service for Older People

An initiative that will provide older people with a phone call service to check on their well-being, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak, has been launched and is to be piloted for a period in the Sliabh Luachra area.  The service is being provided by Sliabh Luachra Active Retired in conjunction with the HSE, NEWKD, Island… Read more…

Tanya is the Latest On-line Split the Bucket Draw Winner

Tanya is the Latest On-line Split the Bucket Draw Winner

The winner of the Split the Bucket Draw held in the Chicken Club on Saturday night was an online winner, Tanya Fitzgerald. Tanya won €768. The next draw will be held in Den Joe’s American Style Restaurant on Saturday October 31st at 5.30pm. Each week two extra envelopes are drawn for entry into our New… Read more…

The Late Jeremiah ‘Jerh’ Burke, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The Late Jeremiah ‘Jerh’ Burke, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerry) Burke, Killahalla, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry. On October 23rd. 2020, peacefully, Jeremiah, ‘Jerry’ loving father of the late Jeremy (Jer), brother of the late Josephine. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ursula, née O’Donnell, son Leo, brother Ned, sister Kit Kerins, daughter-in-law Maren, grandchildren: Cormac, Lenny… Read more…

Mary Daly’s Debit Card Found on the Street in Castleisland Today

Mary Daly’s Debit Card Found on the Street in Castleisland Today

Liz McGaley sent a message that an Ulster Bank Debit Card was found on Main Street, Castleisland today, Saturday and the name on it is Mary Daly. “I was wondering would you be able to put a post up in The Maine Valley Post to in the hope that we can get the card back… Read more…

Clocks Go Back an Hour Tonight

Clocks Go Back an Hour Tonight

While clocks and watches may be a thing of the past as vital time-keepers for many, others still rely on the wrist watch and alarm clock to order their morning, noon and night. Mobile devices of all descriptions will automatically adjust to ‘winter time’ at 2am when the clocks traditionally ‘went back’ the hour. For… Read more…

The Treasure Chest Open for Business On-line and Behind Closed Doors

The Treasure Chest Open for Business On-line and Behind Closed Doors

For shops and stores around the world today there’s a new reality in being open and that in itself is open to interpretation with many implications. How to open your shop with health and safety as your uppermost priority is the new guideline to which traders must adhere. The Treasure Chest in The Island Centre… Read more…

Castleisland District Heritage Website and Fundraiser Launched

Castleisland District Heritage Website and Fundraiser Launched

A new website has been launched this week to preserve and showcase the rich and varied history of the Castleisland area and its hinterland. The need for the new site has grown from the sheer depth and scope of material left by the late Michael O’Donohoe (1936 – 2008). While his material has been digitised… Read more…

Daly Reveals Whistle-Blower Concerns Over UHK Downgrading

Daly Reveals Whistle-Blower Concerns Over UHK Downgrading

With the regional hospital system under unprecedented strain, and after making a speech today in the Dáil on the topic, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Pa Daly has raised concerns that were passed on to him by several staff members within University Hospital Kerry. Dire And Sobering Conditions “I have been informed by a number… Read more…

Cordal GAA Club News Round-Up

Cordal GAA Club News Round-Up

Covid Blues….and Gold – Help is at Hand Cordal 2020 Covid Volunteer Group can help out with home deliveries for vulnerable people living in Cordal who don’t have family members. By: Tim O’Donoghue, PRO Please contact any Cordal GAA Club officers and we can help out any way we can. All our volunteers are Garda… Read more…