Right2Water Calls on Kerry to March on Saturday

Right2Water Calls on Kerry to March on Saturday

A day of nationwide demonstrations is to be held across the country on this Saturday, January 31st. The people of Kerry are being urged to support the protests planned in Tralee, Listowel and in neighbouring Abbeyfeale. The Tralee demonstration kicks off at12 noon at the Brandon Hotel car park while Listowel will hold its firstRead more…

Community College Project Maths For Parents

Community College Project Maths For Parents

Castleisland Community College is planning to run a ‘Maths taster’ programme for parents of 5th and 6th class primary school students. The course will commence on Thursday, February 5th at 7pm for the duration of two hours per night and will run for three weeks. “The course is run every year for  the parents ofRead more…

Preparing Professor Tim for the Stage in Scart

Preparing Professor Tim for the Stage in Scart

After their unprecedented 11-night run with ‘Wake in the West’ last year, the Sliabh Luachra Drama Group is back with its 2015 offering. This year’s production is the 1925 penned play, Professor Tim by Co. Antrim born dramatist George Shiels (1881 – 1949) “We have never done a play by Shiels before so we’re excited toRead more…

Luke’s Award for Entrepreneurship and Fundraising Efforts

Luke’s Award for Entrepreneurship and Fundraising Efforts

A Scartaglin teenager who was diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome when he was four-years-of-age has won a Garda Youth Achievement Distinction Award at the recent awards function at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel outside Tralee. Luke Scollard was one of a hundred nominations for the awards initially.  On selection night 26 finalists were honoured for their selflessRead more…

Colour, Excitement and the Hot Drop – All part of the Hunt

Colour, Excitement and the Hot Drop – All part of the Hunt

There was colour galore and excitement to spare on a dullish day in Castleisland when an almost 40 strong pack from the Kerry County Hunt Club rode down town on Sunday afternoon. “The club travelled to Castleisland on Sunday and based itself at the Half Barrel where there was a very warm welcome from Kathleen O’Read more…

Music in the Micro Tourism Mix

Music in the Micro Tourism Mix

They’d be talking about tourism and what works and what doesn’t. There are people being paid vulgar sums of money to promote and sustain a culture here in Ireland and in an ever changing global market. Right under our noses and right here at home we have some shining examples of people doing just thatRead more…

White Smoke Replaces Dark Clouds over Golf Club’s Future

White Smoke Replaces Dark Clouds over Golf Club’s Future

The interim committee of Castleisland Golf Club is delighted to announce, that following its appeal earlier this month for a once off donation, that it is now in a position to proceed with a members’ club. There is little doubt that congratulations in huge measures are due to the people who shouldered the wheel andRead more…

Chatting is the Postcard Theme

Chatting is the Postcard Theme

Chatting is the accidental theme of this week’s Postcard from the Past. Accidental only because I found them in the vault while rooting for something else altogether. Chatting is a deeply rooted tradition and it was free-to-air pastime in its heyday. Now it’s under pressure from the onslaught of an amazing wave of modern technologyRead more…

Gussie Shanahan’s Case to Feature on Crime Call

Gussie Shanahan’s Case to Feature on Crime Call

Today, January 23rd 2015 Aengus ‘Gussie’ Shanahan should be celebrating his 35th birthday with his family and friends. However they lost him to Ireland’s increasing ‘Missing Persons’ list on Friday, February 11th 2000. That family and those friends have never heard from him since that night, 15 years ago now. The Castleisland connection is thatRead more…

World Premiere for ‘The Mountainy Puck’ on Mall Stage

World Premiere for ‘The Mountainy Puck’ on Mall Stage

The latest offering from the Knocknagoshel based, Spike Players Drama Group is ‘The Mountainy Puck’ – the origins of which are veiled in mystery. And, a group spokesperson said that they have a World Premiere on their hands after “the script landed out of the blue and into our laps a couple of months ago.” It is due toRead more…