Category Archives: Arts

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)Read more…

Doyle and O’Leary Packed Scart on Saturday Night

Doyle and O’Leary Packed Scart on Saturday Night

Jimmy Doyle of Sliabh Luachra was the title of Saturday night’s, latest installment in the Handed Down series of concerts and lectures. While many in the series to date have been dedicated to the memory of characters and players long gone from the worldly stage, a small handful have honoured the living. Saturday night’s eventRead more…

Ex FCA / RDF Members Called to Arms

Ex FCA / RDF Members Called to Arms

All ex Forsa Cosanta Áitiuil (FCA) and Reserve Defence Forces (RDF) members have been called to arms – the Listowel Arms – that is. For the past six years, Listowel has held a military festival and 2016 saw the introduction of the first 15th Battalion FCA/PDF and 32nd RDF Reunion. This year’s reunion will takeRead more…

Castleisland Camera Club Developments

Castleisland Camera Club Developments

Castleisland Camera Club had another very successful meeting last Thursday night with more new members in attendance. By Breda McGaley PRO Con Dennehy also attended and gave a very comprehensive talk to the group before answering questions on photography and camera basics. Something for Everyone The club is made up of people of varying abilityRead more…

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

There was a Grand Parade of contemporary Irish poets at the launch of The Deep Heart’s Core at Cork City Library on Wednesday night. Edited by poets, Kiskeam native, Eugene O’Connell and Pat Boran from Portlaoise, the anthology takes the pulse of the state of poetry in Ireland today. Kerry poetry and poets are wellRead more…

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Sub Committees Formed

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Sub Committees Formed

Castleisland Chamber Alliance recently formed a number of sub committees to focus in depth on different areas of potential development in and around the town of its concern.  The sub committees have been formed in the areas like tourism, local area planning, event planning and enterprise promotion. Committee Appointees The tourism committee appointees are: LisaRead more…

Castleisland Camera Club’s Third Meeting Tonight

Castleisland Camera Club’s Third Meeting Tonight

Out of a need for such a club or support group in the general area, a cabal of local, keen photographers from this and surrounding parishes got together last month and from this emerged Castleisland Camera Club. Now, the club is about to hold its third meeting tonight, Thursday, April 20th at 8:15pm. The previousRead more…

Jimmy Doyle of Sliabh Luachra – Handed Down by Bryan O’Leary

Jimmy Doyle of Sliabh Luachra – Handed Down by Bryan O’Leary

The final Handed Down of the 2016/17 series will honour one of Co. Kerry’s favourite musicians, Jimmy Doyle. Presented by Bryan O’Leary, it promises to be a great night at the Heritage Centre in Scartaglin at 8pm on this Saturday, April 22nd. Special guest musicians on the night will include: Jimmy Doyle, himself with ConnieRead more…

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Listowel Writers’ Week organisers have issued an open invitation to their 46th festival which will be held from May 31st. to June 4th. 2017. They’re thrilled to share the programme with you and we are now open for booking. “There’s a joyful mix of all genres of literature, poetry, comedy, art, theatre and of courseRead more…

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

It may have been the ghost of the famous 1920s actress, Peggy O’Neil, who returned to Gneeveguilla recently to launch her memoir, The Girl from Gneeveguilla. The book follows Peggy’s life from her birth in the Kerry village and her childhood in New York – to where her parents had emigrated and on to herRead more…