Category Archives: Abbeyfeale

The Late William O’Brien, St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland

The Late William O’Brien, St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland

The death has occurred of William ‘Willie’ O’Brien (61) No.1 A St.Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co.Kerry. September 10th 2017, peacefully. Sadly missed by his loving wife Frances, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brother, sisters ,all extended family, relatives and friends. May His Gentle Soul Rest In Peace. I have two abiding memories of Willie O’Brien. The first isRead more…

Hazel Byrne is the New Manager at An Ríocht AC

Hazel Byrne is the New Manager at An Ríocht AC

Hazel Byrne has taken up the manager’s position at An Ríocht Health and Leisure Club The Co. Wicklow native has taken up the position which became vacant when Kate McSweeney took up a full-time teaching post at Scoil Mhuire in Knocknagoshel Village last month. Graduate of I.T. Tralee. Ms. Byrne, who moved to Kerry inRead more…

Knocknagoshel Céilí to aid Kerry Mountain Rescue Team

Knocknagoshel Céilí to aid Kerry Mountain Rescue Team

On the Sunday afternoon of September 24th, from 3pm to 6pm, a céilí is being held in Knocknagoshel Community Centre in aid of the Kerry Mountain Rescue Team. The event is being organised by local man, John Nolan who has deep family connections with the service the team provides. The music for the Céilí willRead more…

60th Anniversary of ‘Brosna Town’ on Vinyl Celebrated

60th Anniversary of ‘Brosna Town’ on Vinyl Celebrated

The 60th anniversary of the vinyl pressing of Daniel J. Hannon’s My Native Brosna Town was celebrated at the recent festival in his honour. The weekend event took in everything from an U-10 Gaelic Football blitz to a poetry corner and music sessions. Here, organiser and Hannon family connected, Conor Doolan reports on the festivalRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-up

Duagh Sports Complex Big Name Showband Night All roads lead to Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex on this Thursday night, August 31st where a great night of music and fun awaits. By: Marian Harnett Among the stars of the great showband era appearing are: Shaun O’ Dowd; Red Hurley; Crystal Swing; Gina of the Champions;Read more…

Today’s Accident at Mein Claims One Life

Today’s Accident at Mein Claims One Life

One man in his 60s has died and at least one other person has been injured in a road traffic accident at Mein on the Castleisland to Headley’s Bridge road at lunchtime today. The road is still closed and will remain so for some time as Gardaí are diverting traffic at Meinleitrim and Headley’s BridgeRead more…

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Wanted for Sixth Paudie Fitzmaurice Run

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Wanted for Sixth Paudie Fitzmaurice Run

A call is going out for tractors and roadworthy, vintage cars and motorbikes of all kinds to take part in an annual run for charity. The sixth annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run will be held on Sunday, September 10th 2017. The Black Banks The cavalcade will set out starting at Cordal GAARead more…

Noel’s Timely Re-release of ‘In Honour of Conor’ Poem

Noel’s Timely Re-release of ‘In Honour of Conor’ Poem

There are people who believe that Saturday night’s ‘fight’ between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is the greatest sporting abomination in the history of prize fighting. There are others who think that it’s the greatest event ever to be held within the confines of the square ring. One way or another it’s certainly the richestRead more…

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

It’s a rare occasion indeed that a rendering of My Native Brosna Town isn’t sung in celebration or in sadness in the village for which it was so loving written and so clearly associated. Christenings, weddings, wakes and funerals are all ideal occasions on which to give vent to one of the finest local songsRead more…

Day Centre and Cycling Club Appeal for Big Cycle Support

Day Centre and Cycling Club Appeal for Big Cycle Support

Castleisland Day Care Centre has launched full details of its 11th annual Fun Cycle. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 3rd and again there is a choice of routes to suit both beginners and the more experienced cyclists. Routes vary from an easy 15km to a 40 km spine to aRead more…