Category Archives: Caherciveen

The Late John Coffey, Caherciveen, Farranfore and Castleisland

The Late John Coffey, Caherciveen, Farranfore and Castleisland

Business in the Covid-19 restricted town of Castleisland came to a halt on Monday as the remains of the late John Coffey of No. 9 Cahereens West were taken from the Church of Saints Stephen and John to St. John’s Cemetery in Kilbanivane. Known as ‘Big John’ to his family and friends, John Coffey was… Read more…

Dublin and Kerry Teams Combine in Call of the Wild

Dublin and Kerry Teams Combine in Call of the Wild

In 2015 a documentary team, led by Dublin native and one time Scartaglin resident, Vincent Hyland, filmed the series Call of the Wild. The five-part series will begin its run on RTÉ One on this Saturday morning at 10:45am. The series includes a close up look at the curse of plastics on marine life and… Read more…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

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 the… Read 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 last… Read 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, will… Read 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 creative… Read 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 will… Read 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 has… Read 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…

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Category Archives: Caherciveen

The Late John Coffey, Caherciveen, Farranfore and Castleisland

The Late John Coffey, Caherciveen, Farranfore and Castleisland

Business in the Covid-19 restricted town of Castleisland came to a halt on Monday as the remains of the late John Coffey of No. 9 Cahereens West were taken from the Church of Saints Stephen and John to St. John’s Cemetery in Kilbanivane. Known as ‘Big John’ to his family and friends, John Coffey was… Read more…

Dublin and Kerry Teams Combine in Call of the Wild

Dublin and Kerry Teams Combine in Call of the Wild

In 2015 a documentary team, led by Dublin native and one time Scartaglin resident, Vincent Hyland, filmed the series Call of the Wild. The five-part series will begin its run on RTÉ One on this Saturday morning at 10:45am. The series includes a close up look at the curse of plastics on marine life and… Read more…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

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 the… Read 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 last… Read 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, will… Read 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 creative… Read 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 will… Read 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 has… Read 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…

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