Jigsaw Kerry Service at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Jigsaw Kerry Service at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

​Jigsaw Kerry is a youth mental health service for 12-25 year olds with mild to moderate mental health issues. They provide a brief intervention service. An outreach service is available in Castleisland Family Resource Centre by appointment with Jigsaw Kerry. Appointments can be made confidentially by ringing:  066 71 86785 Know Where to Turn IfRead more…

The late Finola Kerins (née O’Mahony) The Kerries, Tralee and Tralee Road, Castleisland

The late Finola Kerins (née O’Mahony) The Kerries, Tralee and Tralee Road, Castleisland

The late Finola Kerins (née O’Mahony) Passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her loving husband Micheál, daughter Tara (O’Doherty), sons Seán, Haulie and Rory, grandchildren Maurice, Micheál, Emmet, Michael, Kate, Eugenie, Odhrán and Roisín, son-in-law John, daughters-in-law Michelle, Anne and Gena, brothers Adrian (Pat), Des and John, sisters-in-lawRead more…

Kayla, Labhaoise and Kerry U-16 Ladies Face Dublin in All-Ireland Final

Kayla, Labhaoise and Kerry U-16 Ladies Face Dublin in All-Ireland Final

Ladies’ football in Kerry is on a high going into this Wednesday’s U16 ‘A’ All-Ireland final against Dublin at McDonagh Park, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary at 7pm. The Kerry ladies’ team, which includes Cordal’s Kayla O’Connor and Labhaoise Walmsley from Castleisland, cruised past Mayo on a scoreline of 4-15 to 9 points in the semi-final recently.Read more…

Text from Peter Carty: Al Capone is Dead

Text from Peter Carty: Al Capone is Dead

Al Capone lived in Castleisland at a time when freedom of movement was just as assured as food, fresh air, water and a constant stream of female companions. Al left his mark here. I got a text from Peter Carty last night: ‘Al Capone is dead’ – it read. One of Killarney Road’s most famousRead more…

See the Stars – Live in the Marquee – Ballyduff 2016

See the Stars – Live in the Marquee – Ballyduff 2016

Celebrated Dubliner, John Sheahan will be joined by the renowned Inishbofin Islander, Dessie O’Halloran along with local talent, Danny O’Mahony with Cyril O’Donoghue and the added attraction of The Shannon Vale Céilí Band and more.  This August Bank Holiday weekend sees the return of ‘Live in the Marquee – Ballyduff’, featuring some internationally renowned artistsRead more…

Ballymac Seniors Overcome Firies in Action Packed Encounter

Ballymac Seniors Overcome Firies in Action Packed Encounter

Ballymac played host to Firies on Sunday in Round 9 of Division 4 County League. This was a very important game to both sides with only one point separating them for third spot in the table. This game had everything: yellow cards, red cards, great scores and a man of the match performance from Ballymac’sRead more…

Help Available for Septic Tank Owning Householders – Healy Rae

Help Available for Septic Tank Owning Householders – Healy Rae

Home owners who are experiencing problems with their septic tanks and who need financial assistance from their local authorities have been informed by the Minister for the Environment, Community & Local Government, Simon Coveney T.D., that, under the Domestic Waste Water Treatment Systems Financial Assistance, there is a grant scheme available to assist with the costRead more…

Lotto Lightening Struck Twice In the Same Pub in 2002

Lotto Lightening Struck Twice In the Same Pub in 2002

With local GAA club Lottos bursting at their seams and waiting with every draw for an outright jackpot winner, I was reminded of a remarkable Lotto occurrence here in Castleisland in January 2002. It was an event so rare that it had fireside, amateur and freelance mathematicians in the area pondering the odds of oneRead more…

Piper Noel Leads the Way to 1921 Commemoration

Piper Noel Leads the Way to 1921 Commemoration

Noel O’Mahony is the first to admit that he has been involved in a prolonged struggle over the past couple of decades. His struggle is of an artistic nature and he knows exactly the source of his demons. They have all come about in the course of his endless striving for piping perfection. If itRead more…

Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club Run Raised €1,996.35

Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club Run Raised €1,996.35

There was an interesting re-union among the shining chrome and polished bonnets and wings just before the off at the Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club and Honda Bike annual Charity Run on Friday evening. Mrs. Bridget Jones from Glountane got a surprise when her daughter Mary brought her face-to-face with the 1971 VWRead more…