Beauty, Charm, Excitement and Style at Pres Debs Gathering

Beauty, Charm, Excitement and Style at Pres Debs Gathering

The girls looked gorgeous, the boys dashing. The sullen sky and the weather it sent made no attempt to reflect the joys of life radiating from the vicinity of St. John Hall on Friday evening. The young ladies from St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School presented themselves as their class-mates and teachers and dates had neverRead more…

The Day Margaret Cronin Upstaged the Tánaiste

The Day Margaret Cronin Upstaged the Tánaiste

Farranfore’s Margaret Cronin was only three years old on the day then Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Dick Spring, TD performed the official opening of the new £13.5m stretch of roadway between Lissivigeen to Curraglass outside Killarney. That was on Thursday, September 19th 1996 – twenty years ago this week. Ribbon Cutting The TánaisteRead more…

Benny Thade’s Invitation to Abbeyfeale Rambling House

Benny Thade’s Invitation to Abbeyfeale Rambling House

Benny Thade McCarthy of West Limerick 102FM sent an open invitation to people with stories to tell, songs to sing, poems to recite…… He wants a gathering of interesting people around him for the official launch of his monthly Rambling House at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale on Monday, October 3rd 2016 at 8pm.Read more…

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

The third in the series of three 5K road races / fun runs organised by An Riocht AC was held on Wednesday evening from 7pm. A busy registration room at headquarters signaled that the numbers facing the starter would be well past the 100 mark as the others had done on the previous two WednesdayRead more…

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Expo is Back

Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Expo is Back

Summing up last November’s Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Expo, I finished off my piece with the verdict of a man I encountered at the end of the first night at Castleisland Community Centre. Manners took a back seat as he spoke between and through massive mouthfuls of a free-of-charge burger he had just beenRead more…

Local Women Unlock the Lotto Code at the Shoemaker’s

Local Women Unlock the Lotto Code at the Shoemaker’s

The Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Lotto Jackpot of €5,400 was won on Saturday night when the draw took place in the Shoemaker Bar. The numbers drawn were 8,10,17 and 28. The winners were Breda Crowley and Rachel Gallagher and the received €2,700 each. Rachel, who picked her winning numbers from family birthday ages and dates,Read more…

BBQ-Fun Football after Final Training Session Tonight

BBQ-Fun Football after Final Training Session Tonight

To mark the end of a fantastic outdoor football training season and to acknowledge the tremendous progress made, Milltown/Castlemaine GAA Club will host a barbecue for the footballers – after their final training session this Thursday night. The adults will be treated to tea, coffee and home baking. We will be catering for at leastRead more…

Presentation’s Healthy Ireland Achievements an Exemplar for Others – HSE

Presentation’s Healthy Ireland Achievements an Exemplar for Others – HSE

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School Castleisland became the latest in the country to be presented with the Healthy Ireland Health Promoting Schools’ Flag. The flag was presented on Wednesday morning to teachers and pupils at the school by Máire O’Leary the Health Promoting Officer with the Health Service Executive. While the presentation and flying ofRead more…

One Hospice Coffee Morning Opportunity Left for 2016

One Hospice Coffee Morning Opportunity Left for 2016

 For people who missed this year’s Hospice Coffee Morning, there is one last chance to attend and contribute on this Friday, September 23rd. Eileen O’Shea, in Dromroe, Currow will hold an event in her own house from 10am to 5pm. “This is Eileen’s first outing and we hope that she will have a very successfulRead more…

Disgraceful use of Speed Vans on Kerry Supporters

Disgraceful use of Speed Vans on Kerry Supporters

“When Kerry played Dublin recently in the All Ireland Football Semi Final in Croke Park, returning Kerry supporters ran a gauntlet of six speed vans between Duagh and the Six Crosses. These were purposely deployed at the time that the Kerry fans were entering the county coming home from the match,” said a fuming MichaelRead more…