Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

And further back along the Maine Valley….. Boolteen’s Blacksmith, Florence O’Sullivan will feature on Nationwide after the Six-One News tonight, Friday, November 24th. at 7pm. Florence represents the fourth generation of smiths in his family line one of whom established the forge in ‘The Mall’ in the early 1870s. Never Looked Back Florence left schoolRead more…

Community College Shoe Box Appeal Epitomises the Gift of Giving

Community College Shoe Box Appeal Epitomises the Gift of Giving

The Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal at Castleisland Community College goes from strength to strength every year. The college and its students began donating items a decade ago and had a target of 50 boxes. Ten years later, the school has reached 163 boxes this year with a €4 bonus in each box. TestamentRead more…

Live RTÉ TV and Radio Invitation for Castleisland Parish Choir

Live RTÉ TV and Radio Invitation for Castleisland Parish Choir

Rehearsal levels have stepped up for members of the Castleisland Parish Choir in recent weeks in preparation for their big Magical Christmas Concert with The Three Tenors on Tuesday, December 19th at 8pm. That may well be enough to be going on with. However, an invitation to perform live on RTÉ Television and Radio OneRead more…

Presentation Celebrates 90 years of Education in Castleisland

Presentation Celebrates 90 years of Education in Castleisland

Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland celebrates its 90th anniversary tomorrow, Friday, November 24th 2017. The date has been chosen as it coincides with celebrations for Presentation week which is an annual celebration for the school community. The celebrations will commence with a formal reception in the school in St. John’s Hall at 11am. for the staff,Read more…

Thrillers and High Scoring Games the Order for St. Mary’s

Thrillers and High Scoring Games the Order for St. Mary’s

U-12 Boys Division 1 St. Mary’s v KCYMS – A Thriller  A thriller of a game took place in Castleisland on Wednesday of last week between St. Mary’s and KCYMS U-12 Boys Division One. By Liz Galwey, PRO. The home team had a strong opening quarter; they were accurate and consistent with both Killian DennehyRead more…

Dedication Leads to Success for St. Patrick’s Secondary School Teams

Dedication Leads to Success for St. Patrick’s Secondary School Teams

The last few weeks have been very successful for a number of teams from St. Patrick’s Secondary School.   Soccer Teams The senior soccer team have won their first two games in the Munster senior cup competition defeating Millstreet 7-1 in the first game at home and defeating Mitchelstown 5-1 in the second game away. TheRead more…

Audrey’s First Novel On-Line Launch on Friday

Audrey’s First Novel On-Line Launch on Friday

A Tralee woman has taken her first step to becoming a self-published author. This Friday, November 24th., Audrey Reidy’s first novel, Hysteria will become available on Amazon to purchase in digital format and in paperback. Creative Writing Audrey is a graduate of IT Tralee, recently obtaining a BA in Creative Writing. Though this is herRead more…

Castleisland Camera Club’s Sell-Out Charity Exhibition

Castleisland Camera Club’s Sell-Out Charity Exhibition

Castleisland Camera Club held an historic first exhibition and sale of work at the even more historic J.K. O’Connor’s or The market House on Saturday morning to early afternoon. The club, which was former only in the spring of this year, has made great leaps of progress since. And, if the show and sale isRead more…

Joe Delighted to Celebrate 50th with Family and Friends

Joe Delighted to Celebrate 50th with Family and Friends

Those born under the astrological symbol of Scorpio are said to be blessed with desire, resilience and willfulness. Local taxi driver, Joe O’Callaghan – ‘Smokey’ to his friends – was born on the cut-off point of October 31st all of 50 years ago. He shares the date with a whole raft of artists of manyRead more…

Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor, Farmer / Musician R.I.P.

Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor, Farmer / Musician R.I.P.

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music,” – Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. The Late Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor I have the late Jackie Dan Jerry in my phone as ‘Farmer/Musician’ and that’s a fair summation of the man’s life. He was equally serious aboutRead more…