Oh Brother! Danny Steps in Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Michael in Election 2016

Oh Brother! Danny Steps in Shoulder-to-Shoulder with Michael in Election 2016

In a constituency just recovering from the news of Tom Fleming’s ‘abdication’ last Friday comes the news that Cllr Danny Healy Rae will run alongside his brother, Michael, in the February 26th general election. While others dithered the Healy Raes danced their way to register Danny and made it on the nick of time today.Read more…

Old Negatives,1976, John Creedon, Radio One and Rory Gallagher

Old Negatives,1976, John Creedon, Radio One and Rory Gallagher

I was sitting here in my peaceful space and trying to avoid any more fiscal space guff on the radio on Tuesday night. On came The John Creedon Show and me and my negatives were in the zone and nothing stronger than a mug of Barry’s Tea at my elbow. I was going through stuffRead more…

Griffin Hopes to Continue Class-Act Beyond Election

Griffin Hopes to Continue Class-Act Beyond Election

Kerry Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin has confirmed this week that, if re-elected, he hopes to continue a long-standing arrangement with a Kerry Primary School to donate half his TD’s salary to employ an additional teacher at the school. Deputy Griffin’s act of altruism has ensured the additional teacher has been employed for a fourthRead more…

The Late Catherine ‘Kit’ Watson, Castleview, Castleisland

The Late Catherine ‘Kit’ Watson, Castleview, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Catherine ‘Kit’ Watson (nee Riordan) 15 Castleview, Castleisland and late of Cordal. On February 10th, 2016. Peacefully, at Cork University Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Sadly missed by her loving husband Tommy, daughter Marie Porter, son Brendan, son-in-law Denis, daughter-in-law Victorine, her adored grandchildren Joseph, Richard and Mary, sisters:Read more…

Jack and Kyran Seeking Votes in a Different Field

Jack and Kyran Seeking Votes in a Different Field

Two Senior Infant pupils in Ballymacelligott’s Scoil Nuachabháil have qualified for this year’s Doodle 4 Google competition. They are Kyran Boyle and Jack Lynch. Up to this point, three judges have chosen the qualifiers. It is now up to the public to vote for the shortlisted 75 doodles. There will be five group winners, oneRead more…

The late Patrick ‘Pa Paul’ Herlihy, Mountfalvey, Scartaglin

The late Patrick ‘Pa Paul’ Herlihy, Mountfalvey, Scartaglin

The death has occurred of Patrick (Pa Paul) Herlihy, 
(91) Mountfalvey, Scartaglin. Peacefully at his residence in the tender loving care of his wife and family. Much loved husband of Peggie, cherished dad of : Teddy, Castleisland; Maureen Weir, Kilflynn; Dan, Knockeenahone; Joan O’Connell, Ballydesmond; Michael, Castleisland, Paudie, Mountfalvey and Máiréad Murphy, UK. Adored grandadRead more…

Beneficiaries Decided at Castleisland Races AGM

Beneficiaries Decided at Castleisland Races AGM

The annual general meeting of Castleisland Horse and Pony Races Committee was held on Friday night. This year the beneficiaries will be Castleisland Social Club Senior Citizens €500; St. Ita’s and St. Joseph’s School, Tralee, €500 and the main beneficiary will the newly formed Castleisland Graveyard Committee which will look after the upkeep and maintenanceRead more…

The late Mary Cotter (Nee Nolan) Toureenard, Knocknagoshel

The late Mary Cotter (Nee Nolan) Toureenard, Knocknagoshel

The death has occurred of Mary Cotter (née Nolan) Toureenard, Knocknagoshel. Mary will be sadly missed by her loving husband Dan, sons: Paul, Alan and Declan, her father Teddy and mother Sheila, sister, Ann, brother, Joe,  Eamon, John and Daniel brothers in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, relatives, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace. The late MaryRead more…

Daffodils in the Snow – Hope Springs Eternal

Daffodils in the Snow – Hope Springs Eternal

The daffodil means many things to many people and more recently because of its association with the fight against cancer. It has become a veritable symbol of hope for people living with the disease. The very sight of the little yellow bud breaking cold, wet and often freezing ground couldn’t but inspire hope in thisRead more…

Kerry voters must choose between a Fine Gael-led or Sinn Féin-led Government – Deputy Martin Ferris

Kerry voters must choose between a Fine Gael-led or Sinn Féin-led Government – Deputy Martin Ferris

As General Election 2016 got under way on Wednesday, Sinn Féin candidate for Kerry, Martin Ferris believes that the people of Kerry must choose between a chaotic Fine-Gael led government or a government of fairness led by Sinn Féin. Deputy Ferris said that returning a Fine Gael-led government would be a disaster for the ordinaryRead more…