Race Committee Raises its Charity Yield to €117,600

Race Committee Raises its Charity Yield to €117,600

Castleisland Race Committee held onto its annual ritual of presenting cheques to local charities in the wake of its June meeting at Powell’s Road.Tom McCarthy’s Bar was the venue and a large gathering represented the committee and the beneficiaries. Before the formalities, Charlie Farrelly informed the gathering that it’s because of the volunteering nature ofRead more…

Jerome Closes the Door on No. 127

Jerome Closes the Door on No. 127

Jerome Stack may be better known to theatre audiences here as the director of the Island Players. In tuxedo and bow tie, he is the man who introduces guests and groups to the Ivy Leaf Art Centre at the annual Kerry Drama Festival each March since 1988. However, a cast of loyal customers in theRead more…

The Wedding They’re all Raving About – A Hen’s View

The Wedding They’re all Raving About – A Hen’s View

There was a Castleisland / Knocknagoshel wedding in these parts at the weekend. Its centre point was the ceremony at the Church of Saints Stephen and John on Friday. However, the lead into the big day involved a hen party which took in a huge streak of the country and a traveling party which hadRead more…

Cordal Launch for African Mercy Mission

Cordal Launch for African Mercy Mission

A huge fundraising effort was launched in Cordal this week and its far-reaching effects will be felt by abused and deprived children in Eastern Africa. Three local volunteers: Tina O’Mahony, Hannah Curtin and Charlie Farrelly have heard and answered a plea issued by the Ray of Sunshine Foundation – an organisation which had the avidRead more…

The late Siobhan Culloty (née McQuinn) Arabella, Ballymacelligott

The late Siobhan Culloty (née McQuinn) Arabella, Ballymacelligott

The death has occurred of Siobhan Culloty (née McQuinn) Arabella, Ballymacelligott, Siobhan Culloty (nee McQuinn) Arabella, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry, June 29th 2015, peacefully at home after a long illness bravely borne, surrounded by her loving family and friends. Sadly missed by her loving husband Sam, family, Amanda, Paul and Orla, their partners Jason, AleishaRead more…

Car Boot Sales/Day Trips / KDYS/Garda Soccer & Ballykissane Pier History

Car Boot Sales/Day Trips / KDYS/Garda Soccer & Ballykissane Pier History

  HercOileán – The Expo & Car Boot Sale on July 25th Among the fringe events at this month’s July 24th – 26th HercOileán Island Warrior weekend is an opportunity for local business people to showcase their products or services. With a wide range of attractions it promises to be a fantastic family day out.Read more…

Castleisland Teenager helps Scorchers to Two Euro Golds

Castleisland Teenager helps Scorchers to Two Euro Golds

Cheerleading has come out from the shadow of its big event, side-show status and become a demanding, physical sport in its own right. A Castleisland teenager helped a Killarney club to put Kerry on the European Cheerleading map recently when they won two golds at the fifth and rapidly growing Jamfest Europe Cheer Competition andRead more…

All-Star Invitation to Ballymac PO Book Signing

All-Star Invitation to Ballymac PO Book Signing

  Ballymacelligott Post Office will host a book signing session by its own world champion athlete, John Lenihan at 11am on this Thursday, July 2nd. Fresh from their Griffin’s Newsagents signing in Castleisland on Friday – where book stocks had to be replenished half-way through the two-hour session – John and his biographer, Con DennehyRead more…

Maireád Uí Bhrosnacháin – Ní Bheidh A Leithéid Arís Ann!

Maireád Uí Bhrosnacháin – Ní Bheidh A Leithéid Arís Ann!

There was a rather unique occasion at Scoil Breandán Naofa in Scartaglin on Thursday morning. The day and its many unfolding events were about to bid farewell to school principal, Maireád Uí Bhrosnacháin. However, this was a principal retirement with a difference as Mairéad’s son, Paddy was also putting down his final day at theRead more…

Local Faces on Kerry Junior Team to Face Cork in Munster Final

Local Faces on Kerry Junior Team to Face Cork in Munster Final

The Kerry Junior Football team to play Cork in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Rinn at 7-30pm on Wednesday evening shows two personnel and a number of positional changes from the side that defeated Tipperary in the semi final. While Thomas Hickey, Desmonds; Philip O’Connor, Cordal and James Walsh, Knocknagoshel are on the startingRead more…