Category Archives: Ballydesmond

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The shock at the announcement of broadcaster, Marian Finucane’s sudden death last night has been replaced to a degree this morning by a flood of tributes from colleagues and friends on RTÉ Radio One. Her courage and strength in the face of the depth of criticism she faced for the topics she tackled in a… Read more…

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

In spite of a cast iron – if you’ll pardon the unpardonable – guarantee to Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the weekend that a full road closure would not be put in place on College Road this week, the road is as fully closed as it can be this evening. The surface of the road has… Read more…

A Maine Valley Post Podcast with Charlie Farrelly, Independent

A Maine Valley Post Podcast with Charlie Farrelly, Independent

Castleisland Area Community Activist And Independent, Local Election Candidate, Charlie Farrelly Sat Down With The Maine Valley Post To Do One Of Our Rare Podcasts.   Charlie spoke about the huge amount of ground and road the new Castleisland Local Election Area takes in.   He also speaks about the requests he’s getting on ‘The… Read more…

Dismay Expressed at Plans for Battery Storage Compound in Sliabh Luachra

Dismay Expressed at Plans for Battery Storage Compound in Sliabh Luachra

Castleisland Sinn Féin local election candidate Kate McSweeney has expressed her dismay at plans for a battery storage compound that could have a devastating effect on locals in the Sliabh Luachra area. Potentially Dangerous Storage “How can people in Kerry be treated like this? Not alone are there plans to build this potentially dangerous battery… Read more…

The Late Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, Castleisland and Ballydesmond

The Late Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, Castleisland and Ballydesmond

The death has occurred of Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, nee Vaughan, Glounsharoon, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Ballydesmond Post Office, Co. Cork. Peacefully on March 20th 2019 surrounded by her loving sons at University Hospital Kerry, Beloved wife of the late Michael. Sadly missed by her loving sons: David and Tim , daughter-in-law Maura, her… Read more…

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Brosna, or rather its citizens, would appear to have found another musical niche for the village. Another, I say with great care and a high awareness of the late Con Curtin’s place in the folklore and musical history there and in the Sliabh Luachra area in general. Blessings in Abundance The resurgence of ‘Country Music’… Read more…

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Sliabh Luachra will feature in a Nuacht RTÉ report this Saturday evening on TG4 at 7pm.  Nuacht TG4 journalist, Marian O’Flaherty from Dingle and cameraman, Eoin Daly from Cork filmed the piece – focusing on the music of the region – in Ballydesmond Credit Union yesterday. Focus on Eoin The piece will focus on the… Read more…

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

Illegal dumping, bad roads and an air of neglect in the Knocknaboul, Tooreengarriv and Glountane areas have prompted residents, Dónal Fitzgerald and Nick Coveney into action. They are out in their local area on an almost continuous basis with their litter pickers and refuse sacks. And while they can make a difference to the appearance… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The death has occurred of Margaret Healy – née Reidy – formerly of Ardmona, Cordal and Knocknaboul, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork.  Margaret passed away unexpectedly and is deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband Tom, son James, daughter Mary Lenihan, Broadford; grandchildren, brothers Owen, Mike and John, sister Carmel, uncle Donie, son-in-law Pat, James… Read more…

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Category Archives: Ballydesmond

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The shock at the announcement of broadcaster, Marian Finucane’s sudden death last night has been replaced to a degree this morning by a flood of tributes from colleagues and friends on RTÉ Radio One. Her courage and strength in the face of the depth of criticism she faced for the topics she tackled in a… Read more…

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

In spite of a cast iron – if you’ll pardon the unpardonable – guarantee to Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the weekend that a full road closure would not be put in place on College Road this week, the road is as fully closed as it can be this evening. The surface of the road has… Read more…

A Maine Valley Post Podcast with Charlie Farrelly, Independent

A Maine Valley Post Podcast with Charlie Farrelly, Independent

Castleisland Area Community Activist And Independent, Local Election Candidate, Charlie Farrelly Sat Down With The Maine Valley Post To Do One Of Our Rare Podcasts.   Charlie spoke about the huge amount of ground and road the new Castleisland Local Election Area takes in.   He also speaks about the requests he’s getting on ‘The… Read more…

Dismay Expressed at Plans for Battery Storage Compound in Sliabh Luachra

Dismay Expressed at Plans for Battery Storage Compound in Sliabh Luachra

Castleisland Sinn Féin local election candidate Kate McSweeney has expressed her dismay at plans for a battery storage compound that could have a devastating effect on locals in the Sliabh Luachra area. Potentially Dangerous Storage “How can people in Kerry be treated like this? Not alone are there plans to build this potentially dangerous battery… Read more…

The Late Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, Castleisland and Ballydesmond

The Late Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, Castleisland and Ballydesmond

The death has occurred of Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, nee Vaughan, Glounsharoon, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Ballydesmond Post Office, Co. Cork. Peacefully on March 20th 2019 surrounded by her loving sons at University Hospital Kerry, Beloved wife of the late Michael. Sadly missed by her loving sons: David and Tim , daughter-in-law Maura, her… Read more…

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Tickets on Sale for Jimmy Buckley Concert in Brosna

Brosna, or rather its citizens, would appear to have found another musical niche for the village. Another, I say with great care and a high awareness of the late Con Curtin’s place in the folklore and musical history there and in the Sliabh Luachra area in general. Blessings in Abundance The resurgence of ‘Country Music’… Read more…

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Sliabh Luachra will feature in a Nuacht RTÉ report this Saturday evening on TG4 at 7pm.  Nuacht TG4 journalist, Marian O’Flaherty from Dingle and cameraman, Eoin Daly from Cork filmed the piece – focusing on the music of the region – in Ballydesmond Credit Union yesterday. Focus on Eoin The piece will focus on the… Read more…

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

Illegal dumping, bad roads and an air of neglect in the Knocknaboul, Tooreengarriv and Glountane areas have prompted residents, Dónal Fitzgerald and Nick Coveney into action. They are out in their local area on an almost continuous basis with their litter pickers and refuse sacks. And while they can make a difference to the appearance… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The death has occurred of Margaret Healy – née Reidy – formerly of Ardmona, Cordal and Knocknaboul, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork.  Margaret passed away unexpectedly and is deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband Tom, son James, daughter Mary Lenihan, Broadford; grandchildren, brothers Owen, Mike and John, sister Carmel, uncle Donie, son-in-law Pat, James… Read more…

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