Category Archives: Ballydesmond

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…

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…

Safety Appeal from Kerry Group Ras Mumhan Organisers

Safety Appeal from Kerry Group Ras Mumhan Organisers

The Kerry Group Ras Mumhan Four-Day International Cycle Race will pass through this area on Good Friday afternoon, April 14th. The route and approximate times are as follows: Start in Killorglin at 2:50pm.; Fossa at 3:10pm.; Killarney at 3.16pm.; Kilcummin at 3.24pm.; Quarry Cross at 3.42pm.; Knocknaboul Cross at 3.52pm.; Scartaglin at 4.05pm.; Castleisland atRead more…

Danny and Maura Issue Joint Statement on Ballydesmond P.O.

Danny and Maura Issue Joint Statement on Ballydesmond P.O.

Danny Healy Rae TD and Cllr. Maura Healy Rae have been in touch to express their satisfaction at the conclusion of the Ballydesmond Post Office saga. Public meetings and community fears that the village could lose its Post Office surfaced as the family who ran the business since the 1930s declared they were retiring. BreakthroughRead more…

The Days of Dan O’Connell’s and Women’s Lib in Knocknagree

The Days of Dan O’Connell’s and Women’s Lib in Knocknagree

Bringing Dan O’Connell’s of Knocknagree back to life for an hour or so in front of an audience is the task in the safe hands of one of Sliabh Luchra music’s most devoted students, Matt Cranitch. He’ll do so at Scartaglin Heritage Centre at 8pm sharp on this Saturday night, January 28th as part ofRead more…

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

Souvenir Edition Sliabh Luachra Journal Launched

The highland country straddling counties Kerry, Cork and Limerick was once an ‘asylum’ for outlaws and a risen peasantry, according to the latest issue of the biennial Sliabh Luachra Journal. Many of the principal roads that run through the area today were not built until the 1820’s and ‘30’s by the British authorities who wantedRead more…

Handed Down on the late Jerry McCarthy in Scart Tonight

Handed Down on the late Jerry McCarthy in Scart Tonight

A reminder that the first Handed Down of the 2016 / 2017 is on in Scartaglin Heritage Centre tonight. In tonight’s programme, Paudie O’Connor will look at the life and music of late Gortglass native, Jerry McCarthy. It kicks off at 8pm sharp and people are asked to be seated for a few minutes beforeRead more…

Off the Couch and On To the Road for 3K Graduates

Off the Couch and On To the Road for 3K Graduates

Just over two months ago the people at An Ríocht AC launched a Couch-to-3K initiative to entice those to whom the more established 5K might look like a marathon undertaking. The idea was to get people away from the couch for the summer and it attracted a band of participants who are now looking toRead more…

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

August 9th-11th Dates for First Sliabh Luachra Music Summer School

It’s great to hear about events being organised and happening right where they ought to. Next month’s Sliabh Luachra Summer School in Tureencahill Community Centre is just one of these. This event will consist of three days of music, talks and performances to highlight the music and musicians of the Sliabh Luachra area on AugustRead more…

An Riocht AC / Lee Strand 10 Miler and 5k Road Run

An Riocht AC / Lee Strand 10 Miler and 5k Road Run

The streets and roads of Castleisland will be the focus for athletes on this Sunday morning as the fifth annual An Ríocht AC / Lee-Strand sponsored ‘Kingdom Come 10 Mile and 5k Road Race’ will be held here at 11am. Registration will open at An Riocht AC Clubhouse from 9pm. The event is set toRead more…