New Lease of Life for Revamp Furniture Recycling Enterprise

New Lease of Life for Revamp Furniture Recycling Enterprise

A note from North & East Kerry Development expresses delight at the announcement of the continuation of the Revamp Furniture Recycling Enterprise to 2017. The news means that it has secured the direct employment for 12 local people in Castleisland. It also allows them to continue providing affordable, good quality, pre-loved and upcycled furniture. “Our funder Pobal has just approved ourRead more…

Your Notes from The Maine Valley & Beyond

Your Notes from The Maine Valley & Beyond

      Results of An Ríocht Members’ Draw. The following are the results of the September, October and November Draws. €100 Ms. Karen McKenna, Cahernard, Castleisland. €50 Mr. Brendan Brosnan, Tullig, Castleisland. €50 Ms. Brenda Griffin, Breahig, Cordal, Castleisland. €50 Mr. George Glover, Ballymacelligott, Tralee. €100 Mr. William O’ Connor, Knockananlig, Castleisland. €50 Mr.Read more…

Bernard’s Strength Shining Through Latest Post

Bernard’s Strength Shining Through Latest Post

It was Michael Healy Rae, TD who alerted me to this powerful post by our mutual friend, Bernard Collins this evening. I sought and was granted Bernard’s permission to print it here. Bernard is, as he would quickly tell you on an enquiry on his health, living with cancer and his post this evening shines aRead more…

Manically Munster – Truly Irish

Manically Munster – Truly Irish

“We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for the Bank of Ireland Munster Rugby Sponsor for a Day Competition. We are one of five companies from across Munster which are vying for public support since voting opened on Monday, November 24th,” said a delighted company director, Shane McAuliffe as the voting opened on Monday morning.Read more…

Archbishop Clifford’s Resignation Accepted by Pope

Archbishop Clifford’s Resignation Accepted by Pope

It has been announced that the resignation of Archbishop of Cashel and Emly Dermot Clifford has been accepted by Pope Francis. Archbishop Clifford resigned on the grounds of age and Bishop Kieran O’Reilly – a native of Cork has been appointed to succeed him. Archbishop Clifford is a native of Ballymacelligott and himself and theRead more…

Green Collapse Highlights Ongoing Estate Problems

Green Collapse Highlights Ongoing Estate Problems

In the pop-up visitor attraction stakes, Castleisland took an early lead on Saturday morning as a cavernous hole appeared in the lawn on the roadside of the Cahereen Heights Housing Estate. People came from near and far to see what many of them called a ‘Sink-Hole’ but this was anything but a natural occurrence. Furthermore,Read more…

It’s the Scenery – You See!

It’s the Scenery – You See!

I got a call from Cllr. Bobby O’Connell during the week and he had an interesting statistic to throw at me. If he had been unsuccessful in last May’s Kerry County Council elections, I would swear blind that he was angling for a job with Fáilte Ireland. “Do you know that it’s because of the sceneryRead more…

Post-Card from the Past takes in Currow in 2000

Post-Card from the Past takes in Currow in 2000

Our Post-Card from the Past this week takes us back to 2000 and to Currow to the opening of the Kileentierna Wild-life Park. Rugby star, Mick Galwey was on home soil on Friday, December 15th 2000 for a special occasion in the village of Currow. Mary Shanahan – secretary of the Currow / Currans RuralRead more…

On a Movember night at Hughes’s Bar ….

On a Movember night at Hughes’s Bar ….

  On a Movember night at Hughes’s Bar in the heart of Cordal, a group of locals will give up their oul moustache hair for the cause of men’s health awareness issues. They had a pre-cut-throat meeting with Castleisland based barber, Eoin Brennan and hairdresser, Catheriona O’Connell at Hughes last week and all were declared fitRead more…

Unislim points to the Healthy Lane with Eileen

Unislim points to the Healthy Lane with Eileen

The health of Castleisland and surrounds is undergoing an overhaul with the addition of Unislim to the town. Under the leadership of Eileen Lane, who is also a Nutrition Advisor, the classes have been arranged for The River Island Hotel on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm. Ms. Lane comes with quite a reputation as anRead more…

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