One Good Idea Lands Pres Team in National Finals

One Good Idea Lands Pres Team in National Finals

“Our One Good Idea project has succeeded in getting to the National Finals in Dublin Castle in May!.” The statement from St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School bristles with delight and pride. The project is being conducted with a hands-on, green-fingers approach in an ancient, elegant glass-house in the Convent Garden. That the project made itRead more…

The Late Norr Devereux – nee O’Connor, Barrack Street, Castleisland

The Late Norr Devereux – nee O’Connor, Barrack Street, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Norr Devereux (née O’Connor) 
Barrack Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Beloved wife of the late Mike. Sadly missed by her loving family:  Keith, Eileen and Michael, daughter-in-law Christine, adored granddaughter Anna, brothers: Mossie and Paddy, sister Martina, all extended family, relatives, neighbours and many friends. R.I.P. Reposing at Tangney’s Funeral HomeRead more…

Mount Eagle Forestry Saved – Firemen Praised

Mount Eagle Forestry Saved – Firemen Praised

“Fair play to the firemen they kept it at bay and away from the forestry,” said local man, Willie Reidy after units of the Kerry Fire Service were joined by colleagues from Abbeyfeale in curtailing a potential disaster in the Knockatee, Ballinard and Mount Eagle areas up to midnight last night. “You could say theyRead more…

Dermot Makes his RTÉ TV Debut on The Week in Politics

Dermot Makes his RTÉ TV Debut on The Week in Politics

He was seen in The Irish Times, with matching stitches and stride for stride with Bobby Molloy and a few other newly elected TDs and they heading for Dáil Éireann after the Progressive Democrats’ first election in 1987. He was the ‘poster boy’ for an embattled business community in Castleisland on the front page ofRead more…

Connie’s Book/ CD  Celebration at Browne’s Tonight

Connie’s Book/ CD Celebration at Browne’s Tonight

Cill na Martra fiddler and now author and composer,  Connie O’Connell has just released a book ‘Bóithrín Na Smaointe’ which includes a pair of CDs of tunes he has written and some of them co-written with his daughter, Áine. Friends of his are organising ‘a celebration of the book rather than a book/cd launch’ atRead more…

Book of Condolence Opened for Murder Victim Karen

Book of Condolence Opened for Murder Victim Karen

There will be parents and brothers and sisters the length and breadth of these islands who have been visited by an unspeakable tragedy and thereby enabled to empathize with the torment and turmoil known by the Buckley family today. Right-minded people the round of the world will sympathize with their plight and offer what theyRead more…

The  Treasure Chest – Fiche Bliain ag Fás

The Treasure Chest – Fiche Bliain ag Fás

It’s very much a case of Fiche Bliain ag Fás (Twenty Years A-Growing) this week at The Treasure Chest at Lower Main Street, Castleisland. The temptation to borrow the title of the iconic Blasket Island literary gem proved too strong. The Treasure Chest opened it’s doors on 19th April 1995 in The Island Centre onRead more…

Rugby Stars Due at Palliative Care Dance

Rugby Stars Due at Palliative Care Dance

A Fundraising Dance in aid of the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General Hospital will be held at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on this Saturday night, April 18th from 9pm. Tickets are: €10 each and music is by J&K Country. There will be raffles and spotprizes. There’s a rumor that departing Munster Rugby star,Read more…

The late Mrs. Sheila Kearney, Castleisland and Cordal

The late Mrs. Sheila Kearney, Castleisland and Cordal

The death has occurred of Sheila KEARNEY (née O’Connor) Kilmurry, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Sheila Kearney nee O’Connor, Kilmurry, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Churchtown, Casteisland. April 15th 2015 peacefully in her 94th year, beloved wife of the late Daniel. Sadly missed by her loving family:  Mary, Breda, Rita, Jimmy, Johnny and Martina,Read more…

Tidy Towns Call Public Meeting

Tidy Towns Call Public Meeting

Castleisland Tidy Towns Committee is holding a public meeting on this Thursday, April 16th in the River Island Hotel at 7p.m. “We’re appealing to those already involved in Tidy Towns in all areas of the town to attend. We’d especially like to invite people interested in becoming involved in helping us out over  the comingRead more…