Breandán Fitzgerald Elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council

Breandán Fitzgerald Elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council

Fianna Fáil county councillor, Breandán Fitzgerald, has been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at its Annual Meeting at County Buildings in Tralee today. Cllr Fitzgerald, who has been a member of Kerry County Council since 2019, represents the Local Electoral Area of Corca Dhuibhne. A native of Dingle and a native Irish speaker, the… Continue Reading

Lisa Kearney – Truly Honoured with National Presidency of IPAV

Lisa Kearney – Truly Honoured with National Presidency of IPAV

Lisa Kearney, a director and co-owner of the Limerick based Rooney Auctioneers, has just been elected President of the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers in Ireland (IPAV). Lisa is a daughter of Castleisland native, former member of An Gárda Síochána and her fellow Rooney Auctioneers director Pat ‘Paddy’ Kearney from Tubbermaing. With over 28… Continue Reading

Deputy Danny Healy Rae Raises Plight of Families Waiting for State Pathology Services

Deputy Danny Healy Rae Raises Plight of Families Waiting for State Pathology Services

In Dáil Éireann on Wednesday, June 19th Deputy Danny Healy Rae raised a topical issue regarding State Pathology services in Kerry. Deputy Healy Rae asked when the State would appoint a pathologist to serve Kerry as many families in the county have had to wait up to nine days for a post mortem to be… Read more…

The Late Timothy ‘Timmy’ O’Sullivan, 15 Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Timothy ‘Timmy’ O’Sullivan, 15 Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Timothy ‘Timmy’ O’Sullivan, 15 Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Clounagh, Castleisland.  Peacefully and surrounded by his loving family on June 17th 2024 in his 87th year. Predeceased by his parents Mary and Danny O Sullivan, his brother Patsy and his nephew Danny O’Sullivan. Sadly missed by his… Read more…

Desmonds U-15 Ladies Playing for Club and County at Féile Peile na nÓg

Desmonds U-15 Ladies Playing for Club and County at Féile Peile na nÓg

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club, while recovering from one of its most successful Garda Eugene Leonard Memorial Family Fun Days, has turned its attention to the John West 2024 Féile Peile na nÓg. With just cause, as the club will be represented by its U-15 Ladies team because of its status as a Kerry Division One… Read more…

Hair Shedding ‘Mush Tash Fest’ Raises Over €5K at Ballymac’s Half Way

Hair Shedding ‘Mush Tash Fest’ Raises Over €5K at Ballymac’s Half Way

A group of lads from Ballymacelligott got together and shaved beards, moustaches and a head to raise vital funds for Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House last November. Now that all the promised funds and support have been collected they arranged a cheque presentation with the afore mentioned charity as recipient of their notable haul.… Read more…

Should Castleisland Consider a Columbarium Wall for Cremated Remains

Should Castleisland Consider a Columbarium Wall for Cremated Remains

The question of a Columbarium Wall, to accommodate the increasing amount of people choosing cremation over the traditional burial, needs to be raised in the Castleisland area. I met three local men before Friday evening’s Padre Pio devotions who felt that the issue of providing Castleisland with the facility should be highlighted in the area.… Read more…

Fatherly Advice at Opening of Business in 1954 recalled at 70th Anniversary at Divanes

Fatherly Advice at Opening of Business in 1954 recalled at 70th Anniversary at Divanes

Fashion you can buy, but style you’re born with it. What else could you say about how Divanes Castleisland go about their business with that vein of style running through every thing they do. The long established Killarney Road business has celebrated many milestones since Stanley Divane opened his garage there on Christmas Eve 1954.… Read more…

Flag Bedecked Limerick Road Celebrates the Memory of Garda Eugene Leonard

Flag Bedecked Limerick Road Celebrates the Memory of Garda Eugene Leonard

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club’s revamped Garda Eugene Leonard Memorial Family Fun Day was held on Sunday morning at headquarters in Moanmore and under glorious sunshine. Every pole on Limerick Road was adorned with the blue and white of the host club and the green and gold of the county in honour of the event and… Read more…

Castleisland RFC Grateful to Split the Bucket Draw Supporters

Castleisland RFC Grateful to Split the Bucket Draw Supporters

This week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Draw was held at the Shoemaker’s Bar on Saturday night. Last week’s winner, Joe Hanafin from Ballymacelligott collected his €631 winning cheque at the Crageens clubhouse on Thursday afternoon. At Saturday night’s draw Niamh Curtin from Shoemaker’s did the honours and picked this week’s winner, Gareth Lawless from… Read more…

Staff and Pupils at Castleisland’s Muire Gan Smál are STEM Gold Award Winners

Staff and Pupils at Castleisland’s Muire Gan Smál are STEM Gold Award Winners

Staff and pupils at Muire Gan Smál National School are delighted to announce that they have been awarded the Science Foundation Ireland Curious Minds Gold Award for hands-on STEM learning carried out by all the classes in the school. Students actively participated in a variety of areas including science investigations, robotics, engineering week, space week,… Read more…

Dé hAoine Seo Chaite – Lá An-Speisialta ar Fad sa Scoil Íde, Curranes

Dé hAoine Seo Chaite – Lá An-Speisialta ar Fad sa Scoil Íde, Curranes

The staff of Scoil Íde / Curranes National School recently got the great news that the school has been awarded the Gaelbhratach or Irish Flag Award and the news made Friday’s official presentation of the flag a lá an speisialta ar fad. The Gaelbhratach is awarded by Gael Linn to primary schools in the Republic… Read more…