Category Archives: Arts

Culture Night Launch for Handed Down No. 4 in Scart

Culture Night Launch for Handed Down No. 4 in Scart

Castleisland archaeologist, historian and Skellig Michael tour guide, Maggie Prendiville-Keane, will give a talk on the his/story of the Patrick O’Keeffe monument and on its creator, Mike Kenny in Scartaglin on Friday, September 22nd. at 7pm. If the weather obliges on Culture Night the talk will be delivered on the plinth. If not there areRead more…

KCFE Information Session on Further Education Options

KCFE Information Session on Further Education Options

School Leavers and adults considering a return to education are invited to an Information Session on Further Education Options Outside of CAO at Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE), Tralee on Wednesday, August 23rd. commencing at 6.30pm sharp. “The information session will highlight how career goals can be achieved through Level 5 and Level 6Read more…

On a Window in a Town Far from the Sea

On a Window in a Town Far from the Sea

On a window in a town far from the sea, I spied this notice on Saturday evening. ‘Gone Sailing in the ‘Fastnet’ Race in Schull – See you Tuesday.’ And because the same Saturday evening marked the sixth anniversary of Mike Kenny’s death it reminded me of a saying of his when the breeze wasRead more…

‘The Shoemaker’ to be Re-unveiled Tonight at 9pm

‘The Shoemaker’ to be Re-unveiled Tonight at 9pm

A reminder that on this Friday night at 9pm in the Shoemaker’s Bar, Nuala and Steve Curtin are facilitating a Mike Kenny memorial event. The late Mr. Kenny’s mid 1980s painting, The Shoemaker – which was rediscovered in the store-room of the bar recently – will re-unveil by Matt Cranitch and he will be joinedRead more…

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Vocal Training Opportunities for Young People

Young people interested in getting involved in choral singing now have an opportunity of joining a group near them thanks to a Creative Ireland Kerry initiative. Creative Ireland Kerry is co-ordinated by Kerry County Council’s Arts Office. No Cost to Parents One of its early projects is the creation of opportunities for young people toRead more…

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Dancing with the Stars champion, Aidan O’Mahony has found his inner rhythm once more as Kerry’s Culture Night Ambassador. The Rathmore Garda and GAA star will represent his home county as an ambassador promoting the arts on Friday, September 22nd. Culture Night takes place right across Ireland on that evening / night between the hoursRead more…

Dan Paddy Andy Festival Time in Lyreacrompane

Dan Paddy Andy Festival Time in Lyreacrompane

This year’s Dan Paddy Andy Festival in Lyreacrompane, over the August bank holiday weekend, has all the usual ingredients of an entertaining and fun-filled five days. However, the big news is that Declan Nerney and his mighty band are back in The Marquee on Sunday night, August 6th. Extended to Five Days The Hooley inRead more…

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

The question was asked even as the The Galway Street Club played on. Will they do this or something like it again ? Betty and The Mad Ones provided the finest example of how a most unlikely business partnership can work together to bring a dream / idea to fruition – when the will isRead 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…

Castle of the Island Society Launch GoFundMe Page

Castle of the Island Society Launch GoFundMe Page

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 later this summer. A number of short videos outlining the contentsRead more…