Category Archives: Ballymacelligott

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Past pupils, parents, teachers, retired teachers and a huge cast of current pupils were all on their best behavior bright and early on Wednesday morning. Former Kerry, All-Ireland winning footballer and Dancing with the Stars co-winner, Garda Aidan O’Mahony made his way to the highest school in the area on a special mission. Gaining FlagRead more…

The late Mrs. Nora Curtin, Knightsmountain, Knocknagoshel and Newport, Co. Mayo

The late Mrs. Nora Curtin, Knightsmountain, Knocknagoshel and Newport, Co. Mayo

The death has occurred of Nora Curtin, nee Mulchrone, Knightsmountain, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Newport, Co. Mayo. Nora, in her 101st year, was predeceased by her husband Charlie, her grandson Éamonn and grand-daughter, Shirley. She will be sadly missed by her sons: Charlie and Éamonn; daughters: Rose, Mary, Noreen, Joan and Kathleen;  grandchildren,Read more…

Fourth Féile Na mBláth Cup Win for Kathleen

Fourth Féile Na mBláth Cup Win for Kathleen

Castleisland resident, Ballyduff (Co.Kerry) native, Kathleen Reidy’s flower arranging skills have won her many accolades down through the years. The latest, thought the completion of her entry kept her up all the previous night, came in the weekend’s Féile Na mBláth / Tralee Garden Festival. 60 Entries for Féile Cup Kathleen piece of pure artRead more…

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Steven’s Day at Mounthawk Park

Two images from Sunday’s Denny Premier B League Final at Mounthawk Park will stay with me. One is of goalscorer, Steven McCarthy being hugged at full time by his childhood and lifelong friend and team attendant, Gary O’Sullivan. The other is of Steven, with the league cup in hand in the car-park, taking a selfie.Read more…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire WhelanRead more…

We’re in Tidy Towns Adjudication Season

We’re in Tidy Towns Adjudication Season

“On the Tidy Towns front, things are progressing well with the residents’ groups doing outstanding work on the roads and estates of the town,” said Castleisland Tidy Towns group spokesperson, Mary Walsh in an optimistic opening line. “One big problem facing us this year is that of weeds. Spraying has been outlawed in order toRead more…

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Maybe there were charities in the history of the state which polarised opinion like the Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) seems to nowadays. But they would have been few and far between and not heard of near as much as the Crag West, Castleisland facility has been over the past couple of years. What’s incredibleRead more…

The late Denis Brosnan, Cahereens West, Castleisland and Scartaglin

The late Denis Brosnan, Cahereens West, Castleisland and Scartaglin

The untimely death, at 59 years of age, has occurred of Denis Brosnan, Cahereens West, Castleisland Co. Kerry and formerly of Knockrour West, Scartaglin. On June 16th, 2017. Peacefully at Kerry University Hospital predeceased by his loving parents Dan and Mary. Sadly missed by his brothers and sisters: Maurice, Joan, Mike, John, David, Noreen, DanRead 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…

Cash for Ash at Today’s Castleisland Vintage Run

Cash for Ash at Today’s Castleisland Vintage Run

A 7′ x 4′ x one metre deep trailer of seasoned ash firewood will be raffled as part of the Castleisland Vintage Run efforts to raise funds for the Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry / Cork Health Link Bus service. To win the contents of the trailer, tickets for €5 each or three for €10Read more…