Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Benedek Hernold-Csorba, a first year student at Castleisland Community College, came second in Ireland in the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association Quiz. Benedek emerged from a total of 6,306 first year students competing for the top honours. This yearly event has been organised nationally since 1994. It consists of answering multiple choice brain teasers based on… Continue Reading

Chamber and Council Didn’t Drop the NTA Funding Ball – M.J. Kearney

Chamber and Council Didn’t Drop the NTA Funding Ball – M.J. Kearney

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Chairman Michael John Kearney, in the following article, is addressing the perception that the chamber and Kerry County Council had dropped the ball between them in terms of Castleisland’s pointed exclusion from the National Transport Authority (NTA) funding announcement at the end of March. In that windfall, the towns of Killarney, Tralee,… Continue Reading

Information Sought on Lady’s ‘Guess’ Purse Lost in Castleisland on Thursday

Information Sought on Lady’s ‘Guess’ Purse Lost in Castleisland on Thursday

I just got a message from a lady who lost a black ‘Guess’ purse in Castleisland yesterday. She left Lidl on the Tralee Road and drove towards town and turned towards Killarney Road around JK’s Corner. For most of this journey the purse was on the roof of her car and she went back to… Read more…

Council’s Outdoor Dining Grant Scheme is Open for Applications

Council’s Outdoor Dining Grant Scheme is Open for Applications

Kerry County Council has now published details of the Outdoor Dining Grant Scheme which it will administer on behalf of Fáilte Ireland. All required details can be found on the website link at the end of this article. The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business… Read more…

Today is Muire Gan Smál Rescheduled Amber Flag Activity Day

Today is Muire Gan Smál Rescheduled Amber Flag Activity Day

Pupils and teachers at Muire gan Smál Primary School here in Castleisland had planned to hold a day of activity and working together towards this year’s Amber Flag status at the end of last month. However, a major water supply pipe burst up town meant that the school’s supply was cut off on the chosen… Read more…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Lotto Results and the €10,700 Jackpot Numbers drawn were 11, 22, 23 and 25. No jackpot winner.  Lucky dip winners of €30 each: Joe McAuliffe, Australia; Hannah O’Keeffe, Abbeyfeale; Michael Moynihan, Knocknagoshel; Tommy Curtin, Brosna and Kay O’Connell, Castleisland.   Next draw is on Saturday, May 8th for a jackpot of €10,700.   Play online… Read more…

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

The arrival of ‘The Tech’ in Castleisland in 1935 must have given the town at the time a near incredible morale boost and a monumental lift in spirits. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the College Road based Castleisland Vocational School was marked by a great community celebration at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre… Read more…

Quality Job Opportunities on Offer in Residential Building Projects in Kerry

Quality Job Opportunities on Offer in Residential Building Projects in Kerry

In 2015 Castleisland native Denis Casey joined the AA Euro Group – a recruitment company founded in 2005 by Larry Ryan with home offices in Waterford, Cork and Kildare and others much further afield. The company’s focus is on the provision of trades and labour to construction projects and manufacturing facilities. Denis Casey was tasked… Read more…

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

The fields of Ahaneboy have, historically, contributed with abundance and generosity to the economic well-being of its neighbouring communities. For countless generations it meant ‘The Bog’ and the light and the heat and the cooking and all that carried those generations through the autumns, winters and springs of their lives. Low Lie the Fields.. Nowadays,… Read more…

Ballymac Community Alert for Overnight Theft of Cattle Box

Ballymac Community Alert for Overnight Theft of Cattle Box

An appeal from Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald on behalf of Ballymacelligott Community Alert for people in the broad locality to keep an eye out for an 8′ X 5′ ‘Cow Box.’ The box, with a swinging loading door, was stolen from a farmyard in the Ballydwyer area sometime last night. Its registration number is: 05 C… Read more…

Clinic Hosts Launch of New Breastfeeding Guide

Clinic Hosts Launch of New Breastfeeding Guide

Scotia Clinic, Tralee hosted the launch of ‘Your Guide to Breastfeeding’ by Anna O’Donoghue, Lactation Consultant and Practice Nurse on Thursday, April 8th. This resource provides guidance and reassurance to new mothers while nursing their babies. She has been a practice nurse for the past 17 years and has been working with the clinic for… Read more…

The Late Leila (Mary) Moloney, nee Riordan, Castleisland and Killarney.

The Late Leila (Mary) Moloney, nee Riordan, Castleisland and Killarney.

The death has occurred of Leila (Mary) Moloney, nee Riordan, Cahernard, Castleisland, Co Kerry and formerly of 12 O’Connell’s Terrace Killarney. Lelia passed away peacefully on the 12th April 2021 in her 95th year, at her daughter Maura’s residence in Ballyrehan, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. Beloved wife of the late Garda John. Sadly missed and lovingly… Read more…