Seeing Red 4 Glowhearts and Crumlin

Seeing Red 4 Glowhearts and Crumlin

A small group of determined, young Kerry mothers – who all have young children living with congenital heart defects – have formed a new action group aimed at generating funds for the facility that saved their children’s lives. The Glowhearts4Crumlin group hosted a novel Wear Red Day on Thursday. Participating primary and secondary school pupils wereRead more…

Rolling Wave on the Move from RTÉ Radio 1

Rolling Wave on the Move from RTÉ Radio 1

As a race, we have a healthy and natural suspicion of ‘moves’ by those in authority or ‘over us’ as we say here. While all isn’t lost by no means in the move I’ve only heard of recently, it doesn’t bode well for the exposure of Irish Traditional Music on RTÉ Radio 1. On thisRead more…

Don’t Forget to Wind the Clock Forward !

Don’t Forget to Wind the Clock Forward !

It is probably more than enough for most of us to know that we must put our clocks forward by one hour before sleep befalls us tonight or in the early hours of the morning. It was a golfer and an Englishman who first suggested that the ‘Daylight Saving’ clock changing arrangement be brought intoRead more…

Castleisland students make semi-final of Irish Angus competition

Two Castleisland students have made it to the final 12 of the Irish Certified Angus Competition in Mitchelstown, Co, Cork. John McMahon and Niall Brosnan, transition year students in Castleisland Community College, made it all the way to the final 12 from an initial field of 150 entrants. Initially the students submitted a two hundredRead more…

Mid-May Come Dancing Line-up Announced

Mid-May Come Dancing Line-up Announced

A school, a club, a cast of local and imported nobility, ballroom cases, a posh poster and posher venue and a date in mid May. Boiled down you’re looking at Castleisland’s adaptation of Strictly Come Dancing. It’s all in the name of good fun and genuine causes with high expectations of great dancing and hilarityRead more…

Castleisland Community College Earns its Fair Trade Status

Castleisland Community College Earns its Fair Trade Status

Castleisland Community College has been granted the status of a Fair Trade School.  The Fair Trade Organisation strives to achieve a better deal for farmers in the developing world. Transition Year students at the college, as part of their Geography class, along with their teacher, Doreen Killington undertook market research and identified the supermarkets inRead more…

Irish Guide Dogs Supported by St. Patrick’s Boys

Irish Guide Dogs Supported by St. Patrick’s Boys

Report by:  Pádraig Brosnan & Jack Butler The third year class from St Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland invited a guest speaker in on Thursday March 5th from the Irish Guide Dogs as part of their Junior Cert action project for C.S.P.E. The Irish Guide Dogs is a charity based in Model Farm Road in Cork.Read more…

Certs for Reading Club Graduates

Certs for Reading Club Graduates

Castleisland Family Resource Centre has been running a book club for children from schools in the area for the past three years. Castleisland Library staff choose the books for the group to read each month. On Thursday, March 12th the final reading club of the year took place and the children were presented with theirRead more…

Scart’s  Ruth Donates her Ponytail for Cancer Research

Scart’s Ruth Donates her Ponytail for Cancer Research

“Twelve-year-old Ruth Borgeat, from Scartaglin has done something truly wonderful for two worthwhile causes, firstly she donated her ponytail to the *Rapunzel Foundation at a salon in Tralee and then raised funds from this kind deed for Breakthrough Cancer Research,” according to a story in the latter’s website today. Her act of kindness merited aRead more…

Huge Cast for Good Friday Drama at Sts. Stephen & John

Huge Cast for Good Friday Drama at Sts. Stephen & John

What’s being billed as ‘A Solemn Celebration of the Passion’ with musicians, singers and a 40 strong cast of actors in costume will be presented at the Church of Saints Stephen and John here in Castleisland on Good Friday night at 8pm. The event will be directed by Fr. Pat Ahern. The musicians and singersRead more…