Category Archives: Castleisland Rugby Club

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

End of West Limerick Radio Car Boot Sale The Board of Management of West Limerick Radio would like to advise all stall holders and customers that the car boot sale has been discontinued due to its rapid decline over the past 12 months. By: Marian Harnett They would like to thank all those who supportedRead more…

Wishing You A Very Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing You A Very Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Wishing all our friends and supporters everywhere A Very Happy St. Patrick’s Day. We’re only a whileen away from the 1pm start of the big parade here in Castleisland and the rain is holding off. If you’re planning to get involved in the parade in any capacity, do wrap up well as there’s a cold,Read more…

Castleisland is Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

Castleisland is Ready for St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017

The street has been decorated and the permanent sound system is ready to go for the big event on Friday. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade here is set for the off at 1pm. from its regular blocks on Tralee Road. It will be led out again this year by the blood stirring strains of theRead more…

J.J.Hanrahan’s Move Back To Munster Confirmed

J.J.Hanrahan’s Move Back To Munster Confirmed

The news that all Munster Rugby fans wanted to hear was confirmed yesterday by Northampton Saints and by Munster itself. The UK based club revealed that JJ Hanrahan is to return to his native province. It has emerged that he and a couple of others have signed two-year contracts with Munster. The 24 year oldRead more…

Old Boys Rugby Rivals are Back in Town

Old Boys Rugby Rivals are Back in Town

The touring US based rugby club from New Jersey, whose members have become expert stout tasters through contact with Castleisland natives, are on their way back here with a mission in mind. The Morris Rugby Corporation members have, in fact, two missions in mind and both are of equal importance. They will take on theRead more…

Looking Back at the Business Life of Castleisland in 1970

Looking Back at the Business Life of Castleisland in 1970

As the first St. Mary’s Basketball Club Blitz was held in the Astor Ballroom / Cinema in 1970, for this year’s ‘Blitz Programme’ Colm Kirwan thought it appropriate to look at the business life of Castleisland in the course of that year. Colm looked at how the town and surrounding areas and parishes were servicedRead more…

Stars in Line for Con Houlihan Memorial Concert

Stars in Line for Con Houlihan Memorial Concert

A truly festive, musical treat is in store for the Kingdom as preparations are well underway in Castle Island for the annual Con Houlihan Memorial Christmas Concert. The event takes please on Saturday 17th December from 8pm with doors open at 7-30pm at the River Island Hotel in Castle Island and a host of specialRead more…

Kerry County Council Book of Condolence for Fallen Munster Hero

Kerry County Council Book of Condolence for Fallen Munster Hero

 Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Michael O’Shea opened and signed the Book of Condolence for the late Anthony Foley today. The book for the late Munster and Irish rugby player and Munster coach was opened by Kerry County Council from 12 noon today, Monday. All seven local authorities in Munster had agreed to doRead more…

Dubliner Signed Up for Con Houlihan Festival

Dubliner Signed Up for Con Houlihan Festival

Castleisland Rugby Club has secured the services and talents of composer/musician/story-teller and former ‘Dubliner’ John Sheahan for this year’s Con Houlihan Memorial Festival. Though last year’s event was held over the final week of September, this year’s will now be much later on account of the Run the Runway event taking up the organisational resourcesRead more…

Bank of Ireland To Get Prime Time With Miriam

Bank of Ireland To Get Prime Time With Miriam

RTÉ broadcaster and journalist, Miriam O’Callaghan has been confirmed as the key speaker for next month’s Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town Expo. No stranger to Castleisland, Ms. O’Callaghan has extensive family connections in the Currans and Farranfore areas and has been down here several times recently on family occasions. She visited Castleisland Day Care CentreRead more…