Category Archives: Abbeydorney

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The shock at the announcement of broadcaster, Marian Finucane’s sudden death last night has been replaced to a degree this morning by a flood of tributes from colleagues and friends on RTÉ Radio One. Her courage and strength in the face of the depth of criticism she faced for the topics she tackled in a… Read more…

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

Excitement was building at Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School just before Christmas as angels, stars, elves and a host of other festive characters were arriving with family and friends for the school’s annual Christmas concert. The big show kicked off with an amazing performance by teacher Grace Kelter’s dance group followed closely by Junior… Read more…

Many Kerry GPs Wrongly Charging Patients for Blood Tests – Cllr Pa Daly

Many Kerry GPs Wrongly Charging Patients for Blood Tests – Cllr Pa Daly

Sinn Féin Kerry County Councillor, Pa Daly has said that many GPs in the county are wrongly charging medical card and GP visit card holders for blood tests and other essential services. Cllr Daly has been contacted by several people from across Kerry who have said that they are being charged for blood tests and vitamin… Read more…

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Kerry-based addiction treatment centre Talbot Grove has announced that from now, the centre will be known as The Grove. New Identity To coincide with this new identity, The Grove unveiled their new logo which features a birch leaf. “We are delighted to introduce our new identity as it signifies change and progress which is critical… Read more…

Local Artists Invited to Enter ‘The Banksy Project’ in Tramore,

Local Artists Invited to Enter ‘The Banksy Project’ in Tramore,

A group of people in Tramore, Co. Waterford are organising a weekend of Banksy inspired art to pay tribute to the man, the art and the messages of his artwork. The idea is to have Banksy inspired art in our town that will be created by 30 selected artist from all around Ireland and Europe.… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

The Desmonds Senior Ladies played a very entertaining game in the Kerry LGFA Co. League at home on Tuesday evening against Beaufort losing by 4-14 to 3-13. By Gerdie Murphy, PRO They played very well on the evening with five U-16s, five minors and six seniors against a strong Beaufort team. Well done to all… Read more…

Harnetts Gathering in Abbeyfeale from all Over the World

Harnetts Gathering in Abbeyfeale from all Over the World

Harnetts from all over the world are travelling for this gathering, so please come along and show them a warm welcome. This gathering is not confined to Harnetts but is open to everybody. We would like a good crowd at the various functions to welcome our visitors.  Genealogy Day, Devon Hotel, Friday July 12 from… Read more…

Garda Drugs Find in Castleisland – Results Awaited

Garda Drugs Find in Castleisland – Results Awaited

Gardai discovered what is believed to be heroin with an estimated street value of €3,000 in a raid in Castleisland last night. Two men have been arrested and a cache of a substance thought to be heroin estimated to be worth €3,000 was seized from a car on the Cordal Road in Castleisland on Sunday… Read more…

Hanna and Marisa in Dream Trip to Paris as Guests of Simon Zebo

Hanna and Marisa in Dream Trip to Paris as Guests of Simon Zebo

                                              It’s been a year of dreams coming true for soon-to-be-nine, Abbeydorney girl, Hanna O’Connell and her mom and Castleisland native, Marisa Reidy. Hanna’s absolute sporting hero is Simon Zebo and she has… Read more…

Castleisland Gardaí Investigating Desecration of Graves Tonight

Castleisland Gardaí Investigating Desecration of Graves Tonight

                                            Gardai in Castleisland were called to a scene of an outbreak of vandalism this evening at St. Stephen’s Cemetery just off the town centre. They launched an investigation after finding distressed relatives around… Read more…

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Category Archives: Abbeydorney

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The shock at the announcement of broadcaster, Marian Finucane’s sudden death last night has been replaced to a degree this morning by a flood of tributes from colleagues and friends on RTÉ Radio One. Her courage and strength in the face of the depth of criticism she faced for the topics she tackled in a… Read more…

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

Excitement was building at Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School just before Christmas as angels, stars, elves and a host of other festive characters were arriving with family and friends for the school’s annual Christmas concert. The big show kicked off with an amazing performance by teacher Grace Kelter’s dance group followed closely by Junior… Read more…

Many Kerry GPs Wrongly Charging Patients for Blood Tests – Cllr Pa Daly

Many Kerry GPs Wrongly Charging Patients for Blood Tests – Cllr Pa Daly

Sinn Féin Kerry County Councillor, Pa Daly has said that many GPs in the county are wrongly charging medical card and GP visit card holders for blood tests and other essential services. Cllr Daly has been contacted by several people from across Kerry who have said that they are being charged for blood tests and vitamin… Read more…

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Kerry-based addiction treatment centre Talbot Grove has announced that from now, the centre will be known as The Grove. New Identity To coincide with this new identity, The Grove unveiled their new logo which features a birch leaf. “We are delighted to introduce our new identity as it signifies change and progress which is critical… Read more…

Local Artists Invited to Enter ‘The Banksy Project’ in Tramore,

Local Artists Invited to Enter ‘The Banksy Project’ in Tramore,

A group of people in Tramore, Co. Waterford are organising a weekend of Banksy inspired art to pay tribute to the man, the art and the messages of his artwork. The idea is to have Banksy inspired art in our town that will be created by 30 selected artist from all around Ireland and Europe.… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

The Desmonds Senior Ladies played a very entertaining game in the Kerry LGFA Co. League at home on Tuesday evening against Beaufort losing by 4-14 to 3-13. By Gerdie Murphy, PRO They played very well on the evening with five U-16s, five minors and six seniors against a strong Beaufort team. Well done to all… Read more…

Harnetts Gathering in Abbeyfeale from all Over the World

Harnetts Gathering in Abbeyfeale from all Over the World

Harnetts from all over the world are travelling for this gathering, so please come along and show them a warm welcome. This gathering is not confined to Harnetts but is open to everybody. We would like a good crowd at the various functions to welcome our visitors.  Genealogy Day, Devon Hotel, Friday July 12 from… Read more…

Garda Drugs Find in Castleisland – Results Awaited

Garda Drugs Find in Castleisland – Results Awaited

Gardai discovered what is believed to be heroin with an estimated street value of €3,000 in a raid in Castleisland last night. Two men have been arrested and a cache of a substance thought to be heroin estimated to be worth €3,000 was seized from a car on the Cordal Road in Castleisland on Sunday… Read more…

Hanna and Marisa in Dream Trip to Paris as Guests of Simon Zebo

Hanna and Marisa in Dream Trip to Paris as Guests of Simon Zebo

                                              It’s been a year of dreams coming true for soon-to-be-nine, Abbeydorney girl, Hanna O’Connell and her mom and Castleisland native, Marisa Reidy. Hanna’s absolute sporting hero is Simon Zebo and she has… Read more…

Castleisland Gardaí Investigating Desecration of Graves Tonight

Castleisland Gardaí Investigating Desecration of Graves Tonight

                                            Gardai in Castleisland were called to a scene of an outbreak of vandalism this evening at St. Stephen’s Cemetery just off the town centre. They launched an investigation after finding distressed relatives around… Read more…

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