Category Archives: Castleisland

A Covid 19 Time Re-discovery of a Varied Collection of Photographs

A Covid 19 Time Re-discovery of a Varied Collection of Photographs

While on another voyage of rediscovery upstairs recently I found a package of photographs and old negatives. Some were from the late 1940s and others are relatively new, from 1974 and from the Castleisland confirmation ceremony of that year and a couple of the pictures were there for no explicable reason. The package I rescued… Read more…

Tuesday’s Final Padre Pio Devotion Evening Until September 1st.

Tuesday’s Final Padre Pio Devotion Evening Until September 1st.

The final Padre Pio Devotion for this season will take place in Castleisland Parish Church on this Tuesday, June 2nd. at 7.30pm. The witness on the night will be a recording of one delivered by Mickey Harte the Tyrone senior football team manager when he visited Fr. Mossie Brick in Lixnaw on March 2019. A… Read more…

New Zealand Farmers Turning to Dr. John Roche for Reassurance

New Zealand Farmers Turning to Dr. John Roche for Reassurance

Ministry for Primary Industries chief science adviser, Dr John Roche, in an article in the Rural News in New Zealand believes that the country is winning its fight against the bacterium, Mycoplasma bovis. This can cause a range of serious conditions in cattle including mastitis that doesn’t respond to treatment, pneumonia, arthritis, and late-term abortions.… Read more…

When Mick Galwey and Tomás Ó Sé Sat Down to Talk……

When Mick Galwey and Tomás Ó Sé Sat Down to Talk……

Currow’s Mick Galwey, an All-Ireland winner with Kerry in 1986 as a teenager, turned rugby international captain, joined former Kerry great Tomás Ó Sé in his Benetti Menswear Live question and answer session to talk all things GAA,  Munster and Irish rugby, world travel and Kerry. Now sporting a beard – which he described at… Read more…

Cruinniú Project to Highlight Challenges and Dreams of Young People in Lockdown

Cruinniú Project to Highlight Challenges and Dreams of Young People in Lockdown

  Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership is supporting Cruinniú Na nÓg in a unique way this year with a project that will highlight the challenges and dreams of young people in lockdown. ‘Windows On Our Lives’ is a video slideshow which will feature work by young people in video, sound, music, poetry and art and… Read more…

Tribute to Con on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of The Irish Press

Tribute to Con on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of The Irish Press

While there was never a fear that it wouldn’t eventually get out there, an online tribute to the great Con Houlihan was ambushed on its first attempt by the kind of gremlins he so often mentioned in his back page or Tributaries columns in the Evening Press. The tribute was mounted by way of an… Read more…

Two National Titles for Pres Entrepreneurs for a Third Consecutive Year

Two National Titles for Pres Entrepreneurs for a Third Consecutive Year

Presentation Castleisland has scooped third place in the Junior Category and second place in the Intermediate Category in the Student Enterprise National Finals. The school has an outstanding record of achievement in all strands of the competition over the past few years. The various entries and entrants have been shown the way and guided by… Read more…

‘Hold Firm’ Appeal from Front-line Workers to Members of the Public

‘Hold Firm’ Appeal from Front-line Workers to Members of the Public

Front-line workers across Cork and Kerry have joined together in a video plea to people in both counties to “Hold Firm” in their efforts to contain Covid-19. The video, an inter-agency project between an Garda Siochana, the HSE, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Kerry County Council features front-line workers asking people in Cork… Read more…

Supporting Local Strawberry Growers in Season – Cllr. Farrelly

Supporting Local Strawberry Growers in Season – Cllr. Farrelly

“After all the hullabaloo about Keeling’s flying in overseas workers to harvest their strawberries, I am encouraging people to now help support a local business by buying Sliabh Luachra Strawberries,” said Cllr. Charlie Farrelly with no little encouragement and without his customary loudhailer. “Grown locally on John O’Sullivan’s farm just up the road in Dicksgrove,… Read more…

An Urgent Appeal to Dog Owners Using An Riocht and the River Walk

An Urgent Appeal to Dog Owners Using An Riocht and the River Walk

Good morning John, can you please put up a gentle, anonymous reminder to the lovely dog owners of Castleisland to please pick up after the dogs. “I have seen loads of places supplying the bags for this purpose free of charge in the area,” said the worried mom. “Is it really too much to ask… Read more…

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Category Archives: Castleisland

A Covid 19 Time Re-discovery of a Varied Collection of Photographs

A Covid 19 Time Re-discovery of a Varied Collection of Photographs

While on another voyage of rediscovery upstairs recently I found a package of photographs and old negatives. Some were from the late 1940s and others are relatively new, from 1974 and from the Castleisland confirmation ceremony of that year and a couple of the pictures were there for no explicable reason. The package I rescued… Read more…

Tuesday’s Final Padre Pio Devotion Evening Until September 1st.

Tuesday’s Final Padre Pio Devotion Evening Until September 1st.

The final Padre Pio Devotion for this season will take place in Castleisland Parish Church on this Tuesday, June 2nd. at 7.30pm. The witness on the night will be a recording of one delivered by Mickey Harte the Tyrone senior football team manager when he visited Fr. Mossie Brick in Lixnaw on March 2019. A… Read more…

New Zealand Farmers Turning to Dr. John Roche for Reassurance

New Zealand Farmers Turning to Dr. John Roche for Reassurance

Ministry for Primary Industries chief science adviser, Dr John Roche, in an article in the Rural News in New Zealand believes that the country is winning its fight against the bacterium, Mycoplasma bovis. This can cause a range of serious conditions in cattle including mastitis that doesn’t respond to treatment, pneumonia, arthritis, and late-term abortions.… Read more…

When Mick Galwey and Tomás Ó Sé Sat Down to Talk……

When Mick Galwey and Tomás Ó Sé Sat Down to Talk……

Currow’s Mick Galwey, an All-Ireland winner with Kerry in 1986 as a teenager, turned rugby international captain, joined former Kerry great Tomás Ó Sé in his Benetti Menswear Live question and answer session to talk all things GAA,  Munster and Irish rugby, world travel and Kerry. Now sporting a beard – which he described at… Read more…

Cruinniú Project to Highlight Challenges and Dreams of Young People in Lockdown

Cruinniú Project to Highlight Challenges and Dreams of Young People in Lockdown

  Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership is supporting Cruinniú Na nÓg in a unique way this year with a project that will highlight the challenges and dreams of young people in lockdown. ‘Windows On Our Lives’ is a video slideshow which will feature work by young people in video, sound, music, poetry and art and… Read more…

Tribute to Con on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of The Irish Press

Tribute to Con on the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of The Irish Press

While there was never a fear that it wouldn’t eventually get out there, an online tribute to the great Con Houlihan was ambushed on its first attempt by the kind of gremlins he so often mentioned in his back page or Tributaries columns in the Evening Press. The tribute was mounted by way of an… Read more…

Two National Titles for Pres Entrepreneurs for a Third Consecutive Year

Two National Titles for Pres Entrepreneurs for a Third Consecutive Year

Presentation Castleisland has scooped third place in the Junior Category and second place in the Intermediate Category in the Student Enterprise National Finals. The school has an outstanding record of achievement in all strands of the competition over the past few years. The various entries and entrants have been shown the way and guided by… Read more…

‘Hold Firm’ Appeal from Front-line Workers to Members of the Public

‘Hold Firm’ Appeal from Front-line Workers to Members of the Public

Front-line workers across Cork and Kerry have joined together in a video plea to people in both counties to “Hold Firm” in their efforts to contain Covid-19. The video, an inter-agency project between an Garda Siochana, the HSE, Cork City Council, Cork County Council and Kerry County Council features front-line workers asking people in Cork… Read more…

Supporting Local Strawberry Growers in Season – Cllr. Farrelly

Supporting Local Strawberry Growers in Season – Cllr. Farrelly

“After all the hullabaloo about Keeling’s flying in overseas workers to harvest their strawberries, I am encouraging people to now help support a local business by buying Sliabh Luachra Strawberries,” said Cllr. Charlie Farrelly with no little encouragement and without his customary loudhailer. “Grown locally on John O’Sullivan’s farm just up the road in Dicksgrove,… Read more…

An Urgent Appeal to Dog Owners Using An Riocht and the River Walk

An Urgent Appeal to Dog Owners Using An Riocht and the River Walk

Good morning John, can you please put up a gentle, anonymous reminder to the lovely dog owners of Castleisland to please pick up after the dogs. “I have seen loads of places supplying the bags for this purpose free of charge in the area,” said the worried mom. “Is it really too much to ask… Read more…

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