Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

It was standing room only as hundreds of Kerry Republicans turned up at the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Thursday night for the launch of the book: Ireland’s Hunger for Justice, The Story of Our Hunger Striker Martyrs. By: Cathal Foley MC for the night was Cllr. Toireasa Ferris who started proceedings by asking theRead more…

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has been told by Kerry County Council that it is to consider a 4-Way Stop system at Ballyfinnane Crossroads as part of a possible application to the Department of Transport to try to prevent collisions at the dangerous junction in theRead more…

Ring, Roads and Praise from Deputy Danny

Ring, Roads and Praise from Deputy Danny

Danny Healy-Rae TD tells us he’s glad that €727,000 has been made available to Local Improvement Schemes in Kerry. “I would like to thank the Minister for Rural Affairs, Michael Ring TD, for providing this funding,” said Deputy Healy Rae. Suspended in 2011 “These Local Improvement Schemes were suspended since 2011. Kerry County Council envisagesRead more…

Good Luck to Club U-12s / Congrats to Kerry Minors

Good Luck to Club U-12s / Congrats to Kerry Minors

U-12 Boys in District Final Good luck to the club’s U-12 Boys team in one the finals of the Castleisland District Blitz this coming Friday evening, September 22nd when they play against Knock/Brosna. The game takes place in Castleisland along with other finals on the evening. It will be 25 minutes per half.Throw in forRead more…

Caroline’s Campaign to Pack Comfort for Cancer Patients

Caroline’s Campaign to Pack Comfort for Cancer Patients

Local business woman Caroline McCarthy is appealing to this and the wider community for sponsorship for a good cause. Caroline works under the umbrella of a global health and wellness company called Forever Living, retailing natural Aloe Vera products. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and with this in mind Caroline has decided to putRead more…

Invitations to Classes in Arts, Crafts and Men’s Cookery

Invitations to Classes in Arts, Crafts and Men’s Cookery

Castleisland Family Resource Centre has a range of courses this autumn. Castleisland Craft Club invites new and existing members along to its re-opening on Tuesday evening, October 3rd from 7.30pm in the Family Resource Centre, Church Street, Castleisland. An Ideal Opportunity “This is an ideal opportunity for anyone interested in joining us to come alongRead more…

Castleisland man’s Photographs in Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

Castleisland man’s Photographs in Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

The success of the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase over the past two years prompted Kerry County Council Arts Office to invite applications for inclusion in this year’s event. The invitations were issued in May with an early June deadline. The initiative is jointly supported by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council and recognises localRead more…

Chamber Remembrance Day for Con on September 30th

Chamber Remembrance Day for Con on September 30th

The annual remembrance day for Con Houlihan takes place in Castleisland on Saturday September 30th. This year sees the launch of the Con Houlihan Trail by Castleisland Chamber Alliance. The trail consists of a short tour of Castleisland town taking in some of Con’s favourite places in the area. Fifteen plaques will be unveiled onRead more…

A Theme of Revelations on Culture Night in Scart from 7pm

A Theme of Revelations on Culture Night in Scart from 7pm

Everything you wanted to know about about the notion of erecting a monument to the last of the great fiddle masters in Scartaglin will be displayed exhibition style at the village heritage centre on this Friday night from 7pm. People were capped and gowned for far less work than what PJ Teahan has put intoRead more…

Town Stood Still for Willie O’Brien’s Spectacular Cortege

Town Stood Still for Willie O’Brien’s Spectacular Cortege

“They have great respect for their dead,” one woman commented while another remarked: “They’ve their own way of doing things.” Both indisputable comments came from the duration of the horse and carriage drawn remains of the late Willie O’Brien (61) on its long way around Castleisland on Thursday. A heavy garda presence manned the variousRead more…