Category Archives: An Riocht

The late Anthony Cronin, Lower Main Street, Castleisland

The late Anthony Cronin, Lower Main Street, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Anthony Cronin, (70) of Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly Kingdom Oil Company, Castleisland, August 3rd 2017 (peacefully). Predeceased by his parents Michael and Kitty and brother Christy. Fondly cherished and sadly missed by his loving wife Teresa (Nee Davern, Cork), brother Con, sisters Mamie, Patricia and Mathilda,Read more…

Athletics Golden Girl Roisín’s Special Mention in Ballymac GAA News

Athletics Golden Girl Roisín’s Special Mention in Ballymac GAA News

Athletics Gold and Silver for Roisín Congratulations to Roisín Rahilly, Maglass who performed exceptionally well at the Munster B Juvenile Athletic Championship held in Templemore on Saturday. Roisín came home with a Gold medal in the long jump with a jump of 4.32m and a Silver in the 80m both in the U-13 category. BallymacelligottRead more…

The Kilkennys on Track for An Ríocht AC Fundraising Gig

The Kilkennys on Track for An Ríocht AC Fundraising Gig

Earlier on this year the huge task of resurfacing the running track at An Ríocht was getting closer by the day. It was hoped that the dream would come true well on time for the Kerry Community Games Finals in June. It did with only hours to spare as weather played its part in delayingRead more…

Sugar-Free Treats – Castleisland Cooking Demo Today

Sugar-Free Treats – Castleisland Cooking Demo Today

If sugar consumption is your particular demon you might be interested to know that a one day workshop will help you kick the habit! It’s on today, Saturday, July 8th from 11am to 4pm at An Ríocht AC in Castleisland. Dr. Ailís Brosnan, Your Healthy Living Coach, is so confident that you’ll enjoy the workshopRead more…

Traffic Stopping Performance by Galway Street Club

Traffic Stopping Performance by Galway Street Club

The Mad Ones from The Mad Ones transported them down from Galway; they stopped traffic on Castleisland’s Main Street this afternoon; Betty watered them; Den Joe fed them; They’re brilliant; They’re the Galway Street Club. Welcome to Castleisland, Saturday July 1st 2017. There is many a great saying about music and its hold over thoseRead more…

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

‘There’s a light beyond these woods, Mary Margaret. Do you think that we will go there, And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret? The lines of the hauntingly lovely song by Nancy Griffith occurred to me last week when talking to an American who had flown to Ireland and travelled to Castleisland to gazeRead more…

Rejuvenation Job a Triumph at An Ríocht AC

Rejuvenation Job a Triumph at An Ríocht AC

If you were to script a race against the elements and time itself, where better to stage it than on an athletics track with a hugely important event waiting in the wings. That very scenario played itself out right here in Castleisland all during the week and will draw its final breath only later tonight.Read more…

Betty & The Mad Ones Present The Galway Street Club

Betty & The Mad Ones Present The Galway Street Club

Do you remember Siouxsie & The Banshees; Rocky De Valera & The Gravediggers and, for people who go to last mass, Big Tom and The Mainliners? Well, now we have the purely homegrown, strictly organic, Betty & The Mad Ones and there’s a theme of music and eventing running through them all. You see, BettyRead more…

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

The official launch of the 2017 Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals took place on Friday morning at An Ríocht AC in Castleisland. It was the last official engagement on the old red tartan track as the new, two-tone surfacing material was being unloaded as the launch was going on. The event, sponsored by Denny, willRead more…

Maurice and Larry on the Run for Hospice Fund

Maurice and Larry on the Run for Hospice Fund

An Ríocht Athletic Club members, Maurice O’Connor and Larry Hickey ran the Limerick Half Marathon earlier in the year in memory of Maurice’s father, the late Mick Parick O’Connor of Scartaglin. The two friends and running partners along with Larry’s wife, Marie are familiar figures around the roads of Castleisland in training or serious competitionRead more…