Rachel’s Kind-hearted Rapunzel Gesture Raises €2,200 and Counting

Rachel’s Kind-hearted Rapunzel Gesture Raises €2,200 and Counting

Rachel’s Great Hair Raising Fundraiser for Rapunzel Foundation Our U-10 player Rachel O’Donoghue made a great and welcome gesture to the Rapunzel Foundation by raising money while donating 14 inches of her hair to the foundation. By: Tim O’Donoghue PRO She has raised a massive sum of €2,200 already but people can still donate by… Continue Reading

A New Volume on Kerry History and Society Published

A New Volume on Kerry History and Society Published

A new book which has been described ‘a milestone in the history of Kerry,’charts the long and diverse history of County Kerry in many of its aspects. The book has been published by Geography Publications as part of its series of county histories. The 650-page Kerry: History and Society is number 28 of the acclaimed… Continue Reading

Our Tidy Towns Year – Keeping the Show on the Road

Our Tidy Towns Year – Keeping the Show on the Road

Castleisland Tidy Towns committee members are glad to report that, in spite of lock-downs and all that goes with them, they managed to keep the show on the road to a certain degree. “We were lucky that we had applied for two grants from Kerry Co. Council for 2019-2020 and would like to acknowledge receiving… Continue Reading

Unique Pres Castleisland Team and Coach Honoured in Virtual Celebration

Unique Pres Castleisland Team and Coach Honoured in Virtual Celebration

On Friday, Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland held a virtual celebration to acknowledge the achievement of the school’s U-15 girls basketball team. The coronavirus pandemic wreaked havoc with the team’s plans to compete at an international level. However, on this occasion team members: Orlaith O’Connor, Doireann O’Sullivan, Blathnaid Casey, Muireann Walsh, Rebecca Reidy, Ciara Cronin, Clodagh… Read more…

Táiniste Responds to Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s Promptings on Mart Crisis Issues

Táiniste Responds to Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s Promptings on Mart Crisis Issues

“Last night I received a phone call from Táiniste Leo Varadkar’s office, I was informed that my views expressed in the Dáil last week in relation to the way marts were being forced to operate under Level 5 had been taken on board, but, that the Government was NOT going to be making any changes… Read more…

Kerry’s Danny and Pa are Fearlessly on the Farmers’ Side

Kerry’s Danny and Pa are Fearlessly on the Farmers’ Side

Two message came in last evening on the same topic from Kerry Dáil representatives. The first was from Deputy Danny Healy Rae, Independent and then from Kerry Sinn Féin Teachta Dáila, Pa Daly and they’re published here in that order.  Deputy Danny Healy Rae Wants Mart Embargo Lifted “I am making a direct call on… Read more…

The Late Jemma O’Shea, Clogheresta, Hawley Park, Tralee and Ballymacelligott and New York

The Late Jemma O’Shea, Clogheresta, Hawley Park, Tralee and Ballymacelligott and New York

The death has occurred of Jemma O’Shea, Clogheresta, Hawley Park, Tralee and Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry Formerly of Kilquane, Ballymacelligott. Jemma passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 27th, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved sister of : Kathleen, Helen, Theresa, Cecelia and twin sister Josie, brothers: John and Eddie and partner Séamie. Sadly missed and lovingly… Read more…

The Late Liam O’Connor, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and Carrigeen, Brosna, Co. Kerry

The Late Liam O’Connor, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and Carrigeen, Brosna, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Liam ‘William’ O’Connor, Portroe, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Carrigeen, Brosna, Co. Kerry. On October 26th. 2020, retired teacher and musician, peacefully, at home, surrounded by his loving family. Predeceased by his parents, Paddy Jerry and Hannah, brothers Patrick and Jerry and his sister Joan. Beloved husband of Mary… Read more…

Cara Credit Union Supporting Businesses With Low-Cost Loans

Cara Credit Union Supporting Businesses With Low-Cost Loans

Cara Credit Union, with branches in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin, has extended the hand of friendship to businesses in their communities. The expansion of the suite of business loans now includes loans for tax purposes spanning to longer term loans up to €175,000. Offering Great Value Cara Credit Union is offering great value, flexible business… Read more…

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… Read more…

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… Read more…

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.… Read more…

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…