John Twiss Story for BBC One Screening Next Month

There was always a strong and unwavering conviction in these parts that the unfortunate John Twiss was completely innocent of what became infamous as The Glenlara Murder. This was the beating to death of a bailiff, James Donovan, in that part of North Cork on April 21st. 1894. Trial and Hanging The trial and eventualRead more…

Night Time Fly-Tippers Targeting Senior Citizens’ Bins

Night Time Fly-Tippers Targeting Senior Citizens’ Bins

Residents of River View Place, the senior citizens’ complex at Tonbwee here in Castleisland have been plagued by an outbreak on illegal dumping in the vicinity of their cosy, six house estate. Up to recently their refuse bins were being crammed at night with all kinds of rubbish. Checking on CCTV The recent installation ofRead more…

Change in Advertised Handed Down Programme for 27th

Change in Advertised Handed Down Programme for 27th

Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond his control, Matt Cranitch has had to postpone his advertised talk in the Handed Down series in Scartaglin and it has been rescheduled into next season’s run. The Handed Down event on Saturday, January 27th has been given the working title: Creating a Sliabh Luachra Archive – Preserving Our IdentityRead more…

Charities Invited to Apply for Summer 2018 Races Gate

Charities Invited to Apply for Summer 2018 Races Gate

Castleisland Races Committee Chairman, Charlie Farrelly has opened the inbox for charities to apply for the takings of the 2018 races and associated events. The committee’s annual general meeting will be held at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:30pm. Get Applications In Interested charities are advised to get their applications in writingRead more…

Gardaí make Fresh Appeal for Information on Search for Assault Weapon

Gardaí make Fresh Appeal for Information on Search for Assault Weapon

Gardaí are continuing their house to house investigations today into the discovery of a badly injured man at St Stephens Park, Castleisland at around 5.30am on Sunday last January 14th 2018. The man, in his late 20s, is now reported to be stable at Cork University Hospital. Serious Head Injuries He was transferred from UniversityRead more…

Emergency Services Monitor Car Transporter Fire At Dysart Cross

Emergency Services Monitor Car Transporter Fire At Dysart Cross

Four units of firefighters, two from Castleisland and two from Tralee, are still on standby at Dysart Cross on the Castleisland to Killarney Road this mid morning as a car transporting truck smoulders. A fire broke out on the rear of the transporter which completely destroyed many of the almost dozen new cars on itsRead more…

A Night of Ripping Music at Ó Riada’s

A Night of Ripping Music at Ó Riada’s

The people who packed Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant on Friday night for the Sharon Shannon / Alan Connor concert were treated to a night of ripping music. Ticket sales had been going well all week and a good crowd was expected to welcome the duo on their fourth annual trip down to the BallymacelligottRead more…

The Late Abbie ‘Deborah’ Coffey, Breahig, Cordal

The Late Abbie ‘Deborah’ Coffey, Breahig, Cordal

The death has occurred of Abbie ‘Deborah’ Coffey, nee Healy, Breahig, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Glounlea, Scartaglen and London and Canada. January 13th. 2018, at University Hospital Kerry, in her 96th year, surrounded by her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Jimmy. Sadly missed by her beloved daughter, Maureen, Castleisland) sons MichaelRead more…

The Late John Kerins, Chicago USA and Main Street Castleisland

The Late John Kerins, Chicago USA and Main Street Castleisland

The death has occurred of John Kerins, Mokena, Chicago U.S.A. and late of 144 Main Street Castleisland Co. Kerry. Suddenly, on January 13th. 2018 . Sadly missed by his loving wife Rita and his six daughters: Sheila, Angela, Rita, Josephine,Tina and Eileen. His brothers Jeremiah and Liam and sister Joan and all extended family, relativesRead more…

Gardaí Issue Appeal for Information on this Morning’s Assault

Gardaí Issue Appeal for Information on this Morning’s Assault

 Gardaí are investigating the discovery of a badly injured man at St Stephens Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry at 5.30am on 14th January 2018. The man in his late 20s was taken to University Hospital Kerry and subsequently transferred to Cork University Hospital, where he is in a serious condition. Scenes of Crime Examiners The area where theRead more…