Final 5K of 2016 on 60th Anniversary of Ronnie Delany’s Olympic Gold

Final 5K of 2016 on 60th Anniversary of Ronnie Delany’s Olympic Gold

A specially commissioned Christmas Tree shaped, event inscribed, souvenir medal will be presented to all participants and Christmas Hampers for the winners after this Sunday’s (December 4th) annual Run Rudolph Run 5k. The off time is 11am and runners, joggers and walkers can register online at www.riocht.ie or on 066 71 42199 or at theRead more…

Big Awards Night for Gemma, Kayla and Labhaoise

Big Awards Night for Gemma, Kayla and Labhaoise

This Saturday night, December 3rd the Kerry Ladies GAA Awards Dinner takes place in the Dromhall Hotel, Killarney from 8pm. For three Castleisland Desmonds / Kerry players it will be a very special occasion. Gemma Kearney will receive her U-14 Munster Championship medal which she won when Kerry defeated Cork, Limerick and Tipperary. They wereRead more…

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

The highland country straddling counties Kerry, Cork and Limerick was once an ‘asylum’ for outlaws and a risen peasantry, according to the latest issue of the biennial Sliabh Luachra Journal. Many of the principal roads that run through the area today were not built until the 1820’s and ‘30’s by the British authorities who wantedRead more…

Wrap Up for Chamber Alliance / AIB Street Party on Saturday Evening

Wrap Up for Chamber Alliance / AIB Street Party on Saturday Evening

A reminder that Castleisland Chamber Alliance, in association with AIB Castleisland, invite you to their giant / joint 2016 Christmas party on Main Street which will take place on this Saturday, December 3rd from 4.30pm to 6pm. The weather looks like it’s going to be far more obliging than last year’s but it will beRead more…

Christmas Cooking Fun Evening Not to be Missed

Christmas Cooking Fun Evening Not to be Missed

Members of the public are being invited to Thursday evening’s Christmas Cookery Demonstration and Tasting Evening at Kerry College of Further Education, Tralee. On promise is a thoroughly enjoyable evening with tips and tricks from host KCFE Chef /teacher, Kay Lanigan-Ryan. Spirit of the Festive Season “Christmas themed cookery evenings are always a nice wayRead more…

Katie’s Puppies Raise Funds for Irish Cancer Society

Katie’s Puppies Raise Funds for Irish Cancer Society

“Cancer is a bastard for cutting your time short,” – Katie Kerins, (24) Castleisland, Co. Kerry in the course of her final summer of 2014. The late Katie Kerins of Castleisland lost her battle with cancer on Monday, February 2nd. 2015. Even on her final few days she was looking forward to the birth ofRead more…

Students and Teachers Combine in Shoebox Appeal at Community College

Students and Teachers Combine in Shoebox Appeal at Community College

Students and teachers at Castleisland Community College organised our Christmas Shoebox Appeal for children in the developing world. By: Danielle Reidy The school community participated in different ways. Some members brought in made up shoe boxes whilst other members donated money. Recycled Clothes and Toys All students and teachers were asked to bring in recycledRead more…

The Late Jerry Carmody, Maglass, Ballymacelligott

The Late Jerry Carmody, Maglass, Ballymacelligott

The death has occurred of Jerry Carmody (80) Maglass, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry and late of Chicago, U.S.A. November 29th. 2016. Peacefully, at home in the tender loving care of his wife Marie and family. Sadly missed by his beloved wife Marie, his family John, Maureen, Timmy and Jeremiah, daughter-in-law Wendi, son-in-law Bill, his adoredRead more…

Handed Down: Learning from the Master – Nicholas McAuliffe

Handed Down: Learning from the Master – Nicholas McAuliffe

The final Handed Down presentation of 2016 will be given by Dr. Máire O’Keeffe on musician, teacher and music historian, Nicholas ‘Nicky’ McAuliffe of Knockachur, Knocknagoshel and now, Tullig, Castleisland. Tralee native, Máire O’Keeffe is living in Kinvara in Co. Galway and is regarded as one of Kerry’s finest fiddle players. A PhD from theRead more…

Make Every Second Count! Live Life National Film Competition 2017

Make Every Second Count! Live Life National Film Competition 2017

It is over three years now since young teenager Donal Walsh sadly lost his battle to cancer. The impact of his powerful, positive message however continues to be spread nationally and internationally through the Live Life Foundation. The fourth National Live Life Film Competition with the theme ‘Make Every Second Count’ is now accepting entries.Read more…