Category Archives: Ballydesmond

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Details have been released of the 2017 Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna Village. The village will be a hive of music related activity from June 23rd -25th this year in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. The festival will get underway on Friday night June 23rd with a top class traditional concertRead more…

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

In celebrating his second chance at life, Castleisland man, Noel O’Connor pledged to help fund the work of the people who brought him back from the brink. Noel lost a lung to cancer in 1999. Before he went under the knife he made a pact with his Maker that he would get actively involved inRead more…

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

Bath UK and Scartaglin Live Link-up on World Fiddle Day

There will be a live link-up between World Fiddle Day celebrations in Bath in the UK and Scartaglin in the heart of Sliabh Luachra on Saturday. The link-up has been set up by PJ Teahan at this end and by fiddle player and band leader, Forbes Robertson on the Bath side. The two men, withRead more…

The late Fr. Pat Moore – Funeral Arrangements

The late Fr. Pat Moore – Funeral Arrangements

The death has occurred of Rev Fr Pat Moore, Littor Road, Asdee, Listowel, Co Kerry. Former parish priest of Duagh and many other parishes. May 1st 2017 in the tender loving care of the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Beloved son of the late Mick and Peg. Deeply regretted by his loving brothers: Diarmuid and Michael,Read more…

The Storm has Passed for Fr. Pat Moore, RIP

The Storm has Passed for Fr. Pat Moore, RIP

A little over two years since they learned of his cancer diagnoses, the parishioners and friends of Fr. Pat Moore received the sad news of his death earlier today. When he broke the news of his condition early in 2015, friends in the twinned Duagh and Lyreacrompane churches organised masses and offered prayers for hisRead more…

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

It’s going to be lights, camera and action for the hit drama ‘Patrick’ when it returns for one night only in the INEC in Killarney on Thursday, May 11th.  The powerful show had a hugely-successful run last year in Rathmore and the INEC when over 7,000 people witnessed the story of Rathmore native, Captain PatrickRead 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…

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…