Darts making a come-back at the Barrel

Darts making a come-back at the Barrel

The ancient and noble game of Darts is set to make a return in at least one local pub for the winter. ‘Half Barrel’ host, Kathleen O’Connor posted a notice outside her premises at Upper Main Street last week to declare just that. Tim Horgan is the organiser and the opening night of the ongoingRead more…

TD Amazed at 35 to 1 Crowded Classroom in Scart

TD Amazed at 35 to 1 Crowded Classroom in Scart

Michael Healy Rae, T.D. took up an invitation to visit Scartaglin National School on Monday morning. The purpose of the visit was to highlight the issue of class sizes as part of the I.N.T.O. ‘Room to Bloom-Reduce Class Size’ Pre–Budget Lobbying Campaign. Its main points are to protect primary education staffing levels in the up-coming BudgetRead more…

Cordal GAA Club Plan Night at the Dogs

Cordal GAA Club Plan Night at the Dogs

On Saturday, October 11th. Cordal GAA Club will host a Night At the Dogs at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee. The club was due to hold a Greyhound Rag Meeting early this year but had to cancel due to lack of entries. However, in early August planning got under way to organise a NightRead more…

Date Move Worked For Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor Run

Date Move Worked For Paudie Fitzmaurice Tractor Run

The move from November inland to the end of September certainly worked for the ad-hoc organising committee of the annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run. Held on Sunday, the run enjoyed its best weather day on this its third outing. The huge cavalcade left the accommodating grounds of Brosna GAA Club close toRead more…

American Style Sponsor for National League Ladies Team

American Style Sponsor for National League Ladies Team

The Castleisland based St. Mary’s Basketball Club members are delighted to announce the sponsorship of their National League Ladies team by local business ‘Den Joe’s American Style.’ “Den Joes has long been associated with St Mary’s having been one of the club’s main sponsors for the Christmas blitz over the years and we are thrilled toRead more…

October 7th Return of Couch To 5K at An Ríocht

October 7th Return of Couch To 5K at An Ríocht

Couch to 5K returns to An Ríocht Athletic Track on Tuesday and Thursday evenings at 7pm. The start date is October 7th. at 7pm. A Walkers club option has also been added this season and is designed for people who want to exercise but have no aspirations to become a ‘jogger. This is a noRead more…

Knockdown is an address not a mind-set for writer John

Knockdown is an address not a mind-set for writer John

A Knocknagoshel man who suffered a horrendous catalogue of injuries in a motorcycle accident almost 30 years ago has been fighting his way back every single day since. John Cotter’s injury list included a cerebral contusion and he spent six weeks in a coma. Now living in Knockdown, Cordal with his wife and family, John readily accedes toRead more…

Handed Down No.2 in Scart on Saturday night

Handed Down No.2 in Scart on Saturday night

The second in the ‘Handed Down’ series of talks / lectures / music will be held in Scartaglin Heritage Centre on the coming Saturday night, October 4th at 8pm sharp. This ‘issue’ of the series will examine the role of Castleisland and Cordal musicians and will be presented by Nicky and Anne McAuliffe. “They willRead more…

Honda Fun Run Gathering at An Riocht on Sunday

Honda Fun Run Gathering at An Riocht on Sunday

The sixth annual Honda Fun Run takes place on this Sunday morning, September 28th, from An Riocht Athletic Club. The event, which is held in aid of Oilean Beo, St John of God, Community Services here in Castleisland, will take registrations from around 9-30am and the bikers will hit the road at 11am. The HondaRead more…

Handsome Coffee Morning Total for Hospice

Handsome Coffee Morning Total for Hospice

The members of the Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation would like to thank all those supported and contributed to their recent annual coffee morning. A huge thanks to The McCarthy family, Upper Maine Street; The Bank of Ireland;  Aileen Lynch, Lynch’s Pharmacy  and Shanahan’s Haven Pharmacy who hosted in Castleisland alongside the local branchRead more…

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