Category Archives: Arts

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Launch of Donie’s New CD Glin singer and musician, Donie Lyons has a CD on sale in Ann Lyons, Main St. Abbeyfeale. The CD, The Lovely Banks of Blain will be officially launched at the monthly singing night at Philip Enright’s Ramble Inn on a date to be announced. The monthly singing night at TheRead more…

Fourth Féile Na mBláth Cup Win for Kathleen

Fourth Féile Na mBláth Cup Win for Kathleen

Castleisland resident, Ballyduff (Co.Kerry) native, Kathleen Reidy’s flower arranging skills have won her many accolades down through the years. The latest, thought the completion of her entry kept her up all the previous night, came in the weekend’s Féile Na mBláth / Tralee Garden Festival. 60 Entries for Féile Cup Kathleen piece of pure artRead more…

Castle Documentary Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched

Castle Documentary Crowd-Funding Campaign Launched

The recently formed Castle of the Island Society held a launch at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland on Friday, June 2nd. This launch was held in order to promote the society which aspires to make a documentary about the history of Castleisland Castle this coming summer. A number of short videos outlining the contentsRead more…

Leisure Cycle and Drive-In Bingo to Wrap Up Festival 2017

Leisure Cycle and Drive-In Bingo to Wrap Up Festival 2017

Charity Cycle and Drive-In Bingo To usher in the latter-up of the Castleisland Summer Festival 2017, on this Friday evening, June 9th there will be a 40k Leisure Cycle in aid of St Ita’s and St Joseph’s National School, Tralee. Registration will take place at the Library Car Park at 6.30pm. There is an entryRead more…

Aisling and Thomas, Emma and Michelle Shine at Glittering Dance Finale

Aisling and Thomas, Emma and Michelle Shine at Glittering Dance Finale

If you instantly cop the link between: Paddy White, Nora Fealey, Thomas ‘Harry’ Callaghan, Aisling O’Connell, Michelle Reidy, Emma Sweeney, Lezek Brozozka, Siobhán Daly, Sandra Hartnett-O’Connor and Michael ‘Trod’ Broderick – you’re well up on your history then. The three-year history of Castleisland’s involvement with the countrywide, fundraising phenomena of Strictly Come Dancing – thatRead more…

Paddy Bows Out after Closing the Clare / Kerry Circle

Paddy Bows Out after Closing the Clare / Kerry Circle

The just retired Bank of Ireland, Castleisland branch manager, Paddy Garvey surprised a couple of innocent bystanders on the street of the town on Friday evening. Donning a present of an autographed county hurling jersey, Paddy came out as a Clare man. “I was sure he was from West Kerry,” was one man’s response toRead more…

National Writing Award for Scartaglin Student

National Writing Award for Scartaglin Student

Shane McEnery, a third year student at St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland, was announced as the overall, national winner of the Irish Emigration Museum’s competition ‘Migrant Memories’ which was run in conjunction with the Irish Independent. Shane, from Scartaglin, along with other members of his class entered this competition under the guidance of their teacherRead more…

Community College Wins National Water Explorers Award

Community College Wins National Water Explorers Award

We’ve been keeping you up to date on the exploits of the Castleisland Community College Water Warriors over the most of the past year. They’re the ones who, under the guidance of teacher, Doreen Killington, have been cleaning up and surveying the health of the local River Maine. They’ve been taking drinks cans from theRead more…

Listowel’s Literary Activity Festival for Children to Revel In

Listowel’s Literary Activity Festival for Children to Revel In

The National Children’s Literary Festival is incorporated in Listowel Writers’ Week. This year there’s an imagination tickling programme of events for children and it’s bursting out in various venues throughout the town. Half tired from packing the programme with all the events and from trying to get the lid on it all, Chairperson, Liz DunnRead more…

Deadline Approaches for Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2017

Deadline Approaches for Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2017

Following the success of the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase in 2015 and 2016, Kerry County Council Arts Office invites visual artists to submit applications for its Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase 2017. This initiative is jointly supported by Kerry County Council and the Arts Council and recognises local talent and the importance of providing exposure forRead more…