Category Archives: Ballyheigue

The Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched

The Kerry Magazine 2018 Launched

The Kerry Magazine is published annually by the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society and edited by Marie O’Sullivan. Issue No. 28, 2018 was launched on Tuesday, November 28, in the Kerry County Library in Tralee by John Breen, Director of the Services, Kerry County Council. A Range of Articles Between its covers is a rangeRead more…

Brassil Calls for Decisive Action of Water Supply Breakdown

Brassil Calls for Decisive Action of Water Supply Breakdown

Every effort must be made to co-ordinate a full response to the Listowel water breakdown as an estimated 17,000 homes are left dry as the mechanisms fail in the town’s supply system – that’s according to Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil. Deputy Brasill has called on Kerry County Council and Irish Water toRead more…

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

For most students the dawning of their Leaving Cert year looms large and dominates the landscape and mindset for the duration. Not for Paddy Flynn. The St. Patrick’s College student, Cordal GAA Club PRO and now founder of the Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project is busier than ever at this important juncture in his youngRead more…

Blue Flags, Blue Skies, Sandy Beaches… All Changed..

Blue Flags, Blue Skies, Sandy Beaches… All Changed..

Children and their parents / guardians knocked great value from the beaches of Kerry over the past week and during and since the weekend in particular. Banna, Ballyheigue, Inch and Fenit were all buzzing with holidaymakers and the sounds of excited children at play – as only they know how. Fish are gasping for aRead more…

Council Raises One of County’s 14 Blue Flags at Inch Beach

Council Raises One of County’s 14 Blue Flags at Inch Beach

At Inch Beach in West Kerry this week, Kerry County Council raised one of the county’s 14 Blue Flags for the 2017 season. Kerry beaches have again maintained their excellent standard this year with the awarding of 14 Blue Flags for 2017 by An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland, as announced in recentRead more…

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Shelbourne Park Re-Opening is Good News for ‘Doggy’ Industry – Deputy Brassil

Kerry Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil has said that the end of the long running greyhound dispute, and picket in Dublin, should be taken as an opportunity for the national greyhound industry to come together and plan for growth and renewal. “First of all, I want to thank those who engaged in picketing Shelbourne ParkRead more…

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…

Book on Famine-Time North Kerry Highlights Powerful Testimonies

Book on Famine-Time North Kerry Highlights Powerful Testimonies

A new book with the gripping title: The Great Famine in Tralee and North Kerry will be launched at O’Mahony’s Bookshop, Tralee on Thursday, June 22nd at 5:30pm. The guest speaker will be Jimmy Deenihan, former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Eyewitness Accounts With a particular focus on eyewitness accounts, the book bringsRead more…

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

The official launch of the 2017 Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals took place on Friday morning at An Ríocht AC in Castleisland. It was the last official engagement on the old red tartan track as the new, two-tone surfacing material was being unloaded as the launch was going on. The event, sponsored by Denny, willRead more…

North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day on Wednesday

North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day on Wednesday

The North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day is on the coming Wednesday March 8th between 1pm-7pm. North Kerry College of Further Education, formerly Listowel Community College, is the largest provider of Post-Leaving Certificate education in North Kerry and West Limerick. The college provides a range of accredited courses at Level 5 & 6.Read more…