€10,000 Grant for Castleisland & Killarney Libraries

€10,000 Grant for Castleisland & Killarney Libraries

A statement by Brendan Griffin TD (FG) and welcomed by party colleague, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell. KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has  just received confirmation of the provisional allocation of €10,000 by the Department of Children for use at Castleisland and Killarney libraries. The funding will be used to establish a library of toys andRead more…

Castleisland In Conversation Alert this Evening 6pm – 7pm

Castleisland In Conversation Alert this Evening 6pm – 7pm

Just got a call from Weeshie Fogarty now and he ‘weeshed’ to alert Castleisland listeners to his In Conversation slot on Radio Kerry this evening between 6pm and 7pm . Earlier this year he and Caherciveen videographer, Christy Riordan went on a memorable visit to Chicago at the invitation of Gaelic Park and The Kerry AssociationRead more…

St. Kieran’s to Re-Cycle Successful Fundraiser

St. Kieran’s to Re-Cycle Successful Fundraiser

There was a suggestion floating around on Sunday morning that, successful and all as the day was, it may be brought forward in the calendar for next year so that cyclists could test out their ‘Ring-of-Kerry-Cycle legs ahead of that annually growing wonder in Killarney. That sounds like a great idea as this cycling crazeRead more…

Races Charity Donations Reach €113,000

Races Charity Donations Reach €113,000

The annual presentation of cheques, which automatically follows the Castleisland Races and its associated events, was done without ceremony at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Main Street here on Friday night. A total of €3,860 was presented to the nominated charities and they are as follows:  Acquired Brain Injury, Castleisland Branch was represented by Lisa SpoglerRead more…

Active Kingdom Summer Camp Coming Your Way

Active Kingdom Summer Camp Coming Your Way

Active Kingdom Summer Camps are in full swing right now and there will be one at a field near you very soon. In fact the Castleisland version will be run at the Desmonds GAA grounds from Tuesday, August 5th to Saturday 9th. To book a place and to look up the range of activities you canRead more…

Well Deserved Welcome for Kerry’s U-14 Heroines

Well Deserved Welcome for Kerry’s U-14 Heroines

Sunday evening was a notable one in the history of sporting achievement in Castleisland. Shortly after Angelus time the local ‘Boys in Green’ arrived home from Tralee and congregated at Tom McCarthy’s Bar as KDL Soccer League and Greyhound Bar Cup double champions. Later that evening and at about 9.20pm another celebrated, local sports star, LabhaoiseRead more…

Brosnan Magic Delivers Double for Castleisland AFC

Brosnan Magic Delivers Double for Castleisland AFC

  Castleisland AFC  3 – Listowel Celtic   1  Report by Mike Rice  Castleisland completed the League and Cup double in dramatic style at sun drenched Mounthawk Park on Sunday when they won the Greyhound Bar Cup final after a very impressive victory over Listowel Celtic in an epic encounter. It was a game inRead more…

Locals Upset at Attacks on Family Graves

Locals Upset at Attacks on Family Graves

Maher’s side of Kilbanivane Cemetery made national headlines last January as it was continuously under water during the unusually heavy rainfalls of that time. It has crept back on to the agenda locally over the past week or so after items of ‘grave furniture’ were either broken, misplaced within the walls or dumped out overRead more…

Plant Thieves hit Garda Memorial Roundabout

Plant Thieves hit Garda Memorial Roundabout

Plant thieves, who knew exactly what they were looking for, have hit Castleisland Tidy Towns Committee hard last weekend. In a lowdown act of criminal and environmental vandalism and sheer selfishness, the thieves struck the recently planted project on the Garda Eugene Leonard Memorial Roundabout on the Killarney Road outside Castleisland and stole only the mostRead more…

Scart Sessions – As Good as it Gets

Scart Sessions – As Good as it Gets

Brushing up on their routine outside the heritage centre in Scart for their Sliabh Luachra Music Trail stage appearance last year were: Sarah O’Keeffe, Niamh McSweeney, Niamh O’Connor, Eoghan McMahon, Eimear Horgan, Paul O’Connor, Rachel Brennan, Fiona Nelligan and Steven O’Leary. ©Photograph: John Reidy 25-7-2013 DEVOTEES of all things organic will find traditional music, songRead more…