Category Archives: Caherciveen

Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

It was standing room only as hundreds of Kerry Republicans turned up at the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Thursday night for the launch of the book: Ireland’s Hunger for Justice, The Story of Our Hunger Striker Martyrs. By: Cathal Foley MC for the night was Cllr. Toireasa Ferris who started proceedings by asking theRead more…

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

Civil War Monument Destruction – Lingering Bitterness or Pure Vandalism ?

A act of destruction in Knocknagoshel last night has sickened the chairman of a 1923 commemoration committee. A Civil War monument to the six Irish Free State Soldiers killed by a land mine in Barnarrig, near Talbot’s Bridge in Knocknagoshel on a March night in 1923 was smashed to pieces in the course of lastRead 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…

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age and, on that note, Martyn Bell will give felt-making workshops in Castleisland Library on May 10th and 17th. Tel: 066 71 6 3403 This year, Kerry County Council, in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council, is bringing workshops in creativeRead more…

Belfast Republicans on Kerry Visit to Honour Ballykissane Dead

Belfast Republicans on Kerry Visit to Honour Ballykissane Dead

Approximately 60 republicans from the Short Strand area of Belfast are to visit Kerry this weekend to honour the three men who lost their lives at Ballykissane Pier on Good Friday morning 1916. They include members of Volunteer Charlie Monahans family who drowned alongside his comrades Donal Sheehan and Con Keating. The three day visit willRead more…

Exciting Line-Up of Festival Singers Revealed

Exciting Line-Up of Festival Singers Revealed

Aileen Roantree Early on in the life of the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival, Aileen Roantree took charge of the rapidly blossoming Saturday afternoon singing session. Because it appeared like she knew what she was doing and she knew the crowd around her, she stepped up and dived in. The Latin Quarter’s Anthony Cronin hasRead more…

Credit Unions Support Students Through Hard Times with Padraig Pearse Fund

Credit Unions Support Students Through Hard Times with Padraig Pearse Fund

This week, Chapter 23 credit unions announced its sponsorship of the Padraig Pearse Fund to assist adult learners who face financial hardship in completing their post Leaving Cert courses. The fund is being administrated through Kerry Education and Training Board and will be allocated to those needing additional financial support to complete their chosen courses.Read more…