It’s All In The Cloud – Keep on Looking – and Seeing

It’s All In The Cloud – Keep on Looking – and Seeing

Everything that can be, it seems, is in ‘The Cloud’ these days. I was in my shed last night and painting stuff and I stepped out to take the night air and enjoy the filling moon. Then I noticed the partial face in the cloud and the fón póca came to the rescue. There are… Continue Reading

Pres Castleisland Students Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Pres Castleisland Students Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

The students of Presentation Castleisland recently remembered the six million Jewish people who died during the Holocaust. The third year students planted yellow crocus bulbs to remember one and half million Jewish children and thousands of other children who died in the concentration camps during World War Two. The yellow colour of the flowers reminds… Read more…

Back to the Well for Handed Down Scartaglin Saturday February 18th 8pm

Back to the Well for Handed Down Scartaglin Saturday February 18th 8pm

A great night’s entertainment and a good crowd carried the night in Scartaglen Heritage Centre on Saturday as Matt Cranitch expertly conducted the ‘Picture Paints a Thousand Words’ programme in the ever delightful, always surprising Handed Down series. “Now as the evenings get brighter and spirits lift we are getting ready for this month’s Handed… Read more…

Divanes Announced as Kerry Winners of the ZEVI Electric Vehicle Dealership of the Year Award

Divanes Announced as Kerry Winners of the ZEVI Electric Vehicle Dealership of the Year Award

A list of 124 car dealerships from 24 counties participated in the second ZEVI Electric Vehicle Dealership of the Year Awards. It has emerged that Divanes Volkswagen are the Kerry winners and the Castleisland firm has made the shortlist for the regional finals to be announced at the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards on February… Read more…

United Nations Veterans Association Post 2 AGM in Castleisland

United Nations Veterans Association Post 2 AGM in Castleisland

Members of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) Post 2 held their AGM in The Kingdom House / Fountain Bar in Castleisland on Friday night. In the course of the business of the evening Post 2 Chairman, Con ‘Rocky’ Roche presented Secretary John Wade with the Frontline Emergency Security Services Eire Forum medal. John… Read more…

The Sad Story of Michael McSweeney To Be Recalled in Rathmore on Saturday

The Sad Story of Michael McSweeney To Be Recalled in Rathmore on Saturday

On the coming Saturday, February 4th at 2pm at Shrone, near Rathmore, a commemoration will be held at the road side monument about a mile east of Shrone church. Here, 17 year old Michael McSweeney was killed in action on February 4th 1923. This is a community based and non-political event to mark one hundred… Read more…

Happy St. Brigid’s Day – Tutorial on Cross Making

Happy St. Brigid’s Day – Tutorial on Cross Making

There are several ways of making a St. Brigid’s Cross and this simple, step by step tutorial is probably the easiest to follow. And anyway the music that accompanies the video is soothing and that’s important in the world we live in today. I should have posted this earlier but duties called. Happy St. Brigid’s… Read more…

Brendan Bows Out with Ringing Praise from Taoiseach Varadkar

Brendan Bows Out with Ringing Praise from Taoiseach Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described Brendan Griffin as “a brilliant representative for Kerry” as the Fine Gael organisation in the constituency started its preparations to regroup to identify possible candidates to replace the former junior minister on the party ticket for the next general election. By: John O’Mahony, Killarney Today Deputy Griffin’s decision to make his… Read more…

Peer Mentoring Policy at Castleisland Community College

Peer Mentoring Policy at Castleisland Community College

Transition year students under the guidance of Geography and Civic Social Political Education (CSPE) teacher, Doreen Killington are undertaking a series of mentoring workshops with Junior Cycle classes. Transition year geography class has seen the students participate in the workshops themselves which they then present to the junior classes. The practical workshops are based on… Read more…

Castleisland the Headquarters for Easter Time Rás Mumhan

Castleisland the Headquarters for Easter Time Rás Mumhan

Cycling Munster organisers are delighted to announce that Rás Mumhan will once again take to the roads over the Easter Weekend. As with 2022, the River Island Hotel, Castleisland is the race headquarters and will act as a centre point for all stages. Open to Juniors and Seniors The race is open to both senior… Read more…

Anne Boyle Back in An Ríocht 50/50 Winners’ Enclosure

Anne Boyle Back in An Ríocht 50/50 Winners’ Enclosure

Anne Boyle from Scartaglen was this week’s An Ríocht 50/50 fundraising draw winner of €500 when her entry was drawn from the drum at Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar on Monday morning. Last week’s winner Eamon O’Sullivan collected his winning cheque for €432 at the draw. Anne Boyle became the draw’s first online winner and the… Read more…