Category Archives: Ballymacelligott

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)Read more…

Forum On Raising your Child in a Digital World

Forum On Raising your Child in a Digital World

The safety of children in today’s Digital age is a topic of growing concern and importance to adults and parents. Many people are struggling to cope with the challenges thrown up by this increasingly complex and mercurial world – a world they feel they have little or no control over. A Free Talk On thisRead more…

Castleisland Camera Club Developments

Castleisland Camera Club Developments

Castleisland Camera Club had another very successful meeting last Thursday night with more new members in attendance. By Breda McGaley PRO Con Dennehy also attended and gave a very comprehensive talk to the group before answering questions on photography and camera basics. Something for Everyone The club is made up of people of varying abilityRead more…

Castleisland Camera Club’s Third Meeting Tonight

Castleisland Camera Club’s Third Meeting Tonight

Out of a need for such a club or support group in the general area, a cabal of local, keen photographers from this and surrounding parishes got together last month and from this emerged Castleisland Camera Club. Now, the club is about to hold its third meeting tonight, Thursday, April 20th at 8:15pm. The previousRead more…

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

 The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service in partnership with An Garda Síochána held their ninth annual basketball blitz at Castleisland Community Centre on Good Friday. The event was organised by Helena Falvey, Youth Justice Worker with the KDYS and Garda Liz Twomey, Castleisland Garda Station. The event attracted over 100 young people who took part inRead more…

New Hospice Walk Route Worked – Even in the Rain

New Hospice Walk Route Worked – Even in the Rain

The AGM of the Castleisland Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, earlier this year, heard that a total of €20,126.00 had been raised locally over the course 2016. This figure was transferred to the foundation and, as with all money collected for the foundation in Kerry,  it is spent on services within the county. ImportanceRead more…

St. Mary’s U-16 Girls Bring First International Title Home

St. Mary’s U-16 Girls Bring First International Title Home

St. Mary’s Basketball Club’s U-16 girls made the long journey last week to Malgrat de Mar in Barcelona to take part in the 32nd annual Tomas Sola tournament. They also made history by winning it – and the first ever international title for the club in its many illustrious years in existence. Report by LizRead more…

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News Round-Up

Ballymacelligott GAA Club News Round-Up

Ballymac  1-19  – St.Senans  2-13. Ballymac took on St.Senans in Round 3 of the County league. The conditions were excellent on a lovely evening for a game of football. St. Senan’s started the better with some fine attacks and led very early on until Ballymac were awarded a penalty when Vinnie Horan was pulled downRead more…

Going that Extra Mile at An Ríocht

Going that Extra Mile at An Ríocht

It’s tourism of sorts I suppose when you bring people into your locality even for a few hours and send them home fed, watered, sober and happy. Praise was heaped on all at An Riocht AC from all quarters on the facilities, helpfulness, hospitality and organisation of the annual An Ríocht AC / Lee StrandRead more…

Criminal Case Throws Light on Armed Garda Checkpoints

Criminal Case Throws Light on Armed Garda Checkpoints

Gangs of roving, eastern European criminals have been targeting business premises in the Munster area in recent years. In more recent times they’ve concentrated on pharmacies in a search for prescription drugs – which they then forced unfortunate addicts to sell on for them. Nowadays, high quality clothes, jewelry and accessories are being targeted andRead more…