Storm Barra – RED Weather Warning Staying Until 9pm

Storm Barra – RED Weather Warning Staying Until 9pm

County Kerry is now bearing the full brunt of Storm Barra and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team reminds everyone that a Status RED weather warning, the highest such warning, remains in place for Kerry until 9pm. Due to the significant risk to life and property, members of the public should remain indoors and not… Continue Reading

Live Wires on the Road Near Curranes National School in Castleisland

Live Wires on the Road Near Curranes National School in Castleisland

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald rang with news of urgency that electricity wires are down on the on the L-2017 road between Curranes National School and the Top of the Maam now. That’s the mountain road between Castleisland and Listowel. As there is no warning signage in place and work there cannot be undertaken until morning, we… Continue Reading

Storm Barra – Tuesday Noon Update from Kerry County Council

Storm Barra – Tuesday Noon Update from Kerry County Council

Kerry County Council and the Kerry Severe Weather Coordination Team are very strongly reminding members of the public to remain indoors and not to travel due to the extremely dangerous and hazardous conditions caused by Storm Barra. The Council is advising that wind speeds will increase significantly over the coming hours as the storm reaches… Continue Reading

The Late Sheila Griffin, née O’Mahony, Kilquane, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Sheila Griffin, née O’Mahony, Kilquane, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Sheila Griffin, née O’Mahony, Kilquane, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, at home, on December 4th 2021, in her 94th year, in the presence and care of her loving family. Beloved wife of the late J.P. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family: Donna, Anne, Tommy, Trisha and Eddie, son-in-law… Read more…

Weather Warning: Storm Barra – Remain Indoors and Avoid Travel

Weather Warning: Storm Barra – Remain Indoors and Avoid Travel

Met Éireann has issued a Status RED weather warning for County Kerry which is effective from 6am to 9pm on Tuesday. The following details are contained in the Met Éireann advisory issued today “Storm Barra: Southwesterly winds later veering northwesterly will reach mean speeds in excess of 80 km/h with severe or damaging gusts in… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Personal, Meaningful and Local Stunning Christmas Cards that feature amazing aerial views of the parish are available for sale at Brosna Post Office.  Our very own Ciaran Murphy is the creative talent behind these beautiful cards.  If you are looking for something really unique to send to anyone unable to travel home for Christmas, this… Read more…

Anna Marie Collects Her STB Cheque as Lightening Strikes Again for Michelle

Anna Marie Collects Her STB Cheque as Lightening Strikes Again for Michelle

Last weekend’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Draw winner was Anna Marie Curtin from Knocknagoshel. Timmy Leen from The Kingdom Bar presented her with her winning cheque  of €1,016 when the draw took place there on Saturday night. A Second Time Winner This week’s draw winner is Michelle Burke from Castleisland. Lucky Michelle won €… Read more…

Christina ‘Ina’ O’Sullivan, née Moriarty, An Caisleáin Mór, Castleisland and Brosna, Co. Kerry

Christina ‘Ina’ O’Sullivan, née Moriarty, An Caisleáin Mór, Castleisland and Brosna, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Christina ‘Ina’ O’Sullivan, nee Moriarty, 58 An Caisleáin Mór, Castleisland and formerly of The Cross, Brosna, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on December 2nd 2021, at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by her husband Billy, daughter Helen, sons Maurice, Martin, Billy and Mike, her adored grandchildren, brother Frank, sister Teresa, nephews, nieces,… Read more…

The Forge – The Back of the Forge is Back to Stay

The Forge – The Back of the Forge is Back to Stay

The young people of the area think it’s the ‘coolest place in town’ – their elders are delighted to feel a new beat in the heart of the Latin Quarter’s oldest cluster. This was a neighbourhood of dwellings from which the music of lasts and anvils, bicycle repairs and porter barrels competed with the din… Read more…

Pres Castleisland Responds to St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021

Pres Castleisland Responds to St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021

After last year’s phenomenal response, Presentation Castleisland teamed up again this year with their Church Street neighbours the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to support their Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021. This year demand will be higher than ever for their Christmas food hampers because of rising food and other domestic costs as well as… Read more…

November 30th 1985 – Last Date on Castleisland Cattle Breeding Station Stamp

It must be over three decades ago since I found an old office stamp, quite literally, on the grounds of the former Castleisland Cattle Breeding Station or Glebe House. I was up there on a conker collecting mission and I actually stood on the round handle of the stamp and thought it was another nut… Read more…

Winning Streak for Community College Junior and Senior Girls Basketball Teams

Winning Streak for Community College Junior and Senior Girls Basketball Teams

The junior and senior basketball teams from Castleisland Community College are on a winning streak with both qualifying from the semi-finals of the South West division of the All Ireland A Post Primary Schools Basketball League. Both teams remain undefeated to date having secured wins against Coláiste Mhuire Ennis, Mounthawk Tralee, Cresent Comprehensive Limerick and… Read more…

Report on the Wind Down of the Season for Castleisland Tidy Towns

Report on the Wind Down of the Season for Castleisland Tidy Towns

Castleisland Tidy Towns group members declared themselves more than pleased with their results this year especially as there was no physical judging. All the judging and marks allocations was done virtually. And the marks allocated have been a great source of satisfaction for the hardworking group. The categories and the criteria on which the points… Read more…