Category Archives: Castleisland

New Autism-Friendly Communication Board in Tralee Town Park

New Autism-Friendly Communication Board in Tralee Town Park

Tralee is aiming to become an Autism Friendly Town and, as part of achieving that ambition, Tralee Municipal District has installed a Communication Board in the playground at Tralee Town Park. The board, which is the first of its kind in Kerry County Council managed playgrounds, will assist those with disabilities to communicate in different… Read more…

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Timothy Murphy and myself had cause to collaborate on a project before Christmas and as we were winding up our work on that, he kept the conversation going with this gem of a picture from the boys national school classes six and seven from 1959. The photograph would, most likely, have been taken by one… Read more…

New 12 Month Health Scheme Deal – Hope in Dark Times – Michael Healy Rae, TD

New 12 Month Health Scheme Deal – Hope in Dark Times – Michael Healy Rae, TD

Michael Healy-Rae T.D. has warmly welcomed news this morning that a new Northern Ireland Planned Healthcare Scheme, which will run for 12 months, will operate on the same parameters as the EU Cross Border Directive scheme, which ceased due to Brexit. It will ensure patients needing operations ranging from cataracts to orthopedic will once again… Read more…

The Late Anne Moloney, née Geaney, Kilkee, Co. Clare and Brosna, Co.Kerry

The Late Anne Moloney, née Geaney, Kilkee, Co. Clare and Brosna, Co.Kerry

The death has occurred in the wonderful care of the staff at Milford Hospice, Limerick of Anne Moloney, nee Geaney, Bella, Kilkee, Co. Clare and formerly of Knocknadarrive, Brosna, Co. Kerry. Daughter of the late Mikey Geaney and sister of the late Davy, Noreen and Breda. Sadly missed by her loving husband Joe and daughter… Read more…

News from 1934: Castleisland Never Lost its Tradition for Music !

News from 1934: Castleisland Never Lost its Tradition for Music !

Castleisland’s tradition for music and enterprise didn’t go unnoticed by the town’s notes writer for the Kerry Champion Newspaper in 1934. In the Saturday, August 11-1934 edition of the paper, which was founded in 1928 and ran for 30 years until 1958, the notes writer, signed as L.B., described the initiative of the band members… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Students Enter Design a Home Competition

Castleisland Community College Students Enter Design a Home Competition

Past pupil and CEO of Madden and Mangan Construction Ltd, Lee Mangan, visited Transition Year students before the Christmas holidays to go through the optimum home building type. He also provided advice on costs, materials, alternative building techniques, building time frames and advice on everything from foundations, insulation, windows and doors and roofing materials to… Read more…

Laura Joins Split the Bucket Winners’ List

Laura Joins Split the Bucket Winners’ List

The winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held at Moloney’s Cake Shop on Saturday, January 16th was Laura Enright, Currow. Laura won €683. Laura’s uncle David was a previous winner in November 2020 when he won €737. The next draw will be held in Diarmuid’s Butcher’s on Saturday 23rd at 3.30 pm.… Read more…

Cara Credit Union Included in Government Scheme to Boost Local SME and Agri Lending

Cara Credit Union Included in Government Scheme to Boost Local SME and Agri Lending

Seven of Ireland’s largest credit unions, including Cara Credit Union, have been approved under the Government’s COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS) to provide low-cost loans for SMEs, with credit decisions being made at local level. Cara Credit Union is a member of Metamo – the first Credit Union Group to offer loans under the Scheme… Read more…

Officers Elected by Zoom at Knocknagoshel GAA Club AGM

Officers Elected by Zoom at Knocknagoshel GAA Club AGM

The AGM of Knocknagoshel GAA Club was held on Saturday, January 16th 2021 and was well attended via zoom.  The following officers were elected for 2021: President; Lar Hickey; Vice Presidents: Micheál Walsh, Richie Walsh, Thomas O’Connor, Eamon Walsh, Dan Neligan, Sean Lyons and Paud Scanlon. Patron; Fr. David Gunn; Chairperson, Dan Roche; Vice Chairperson, Noel Brosnan;… Read more…

And Now for Something Completely Different – Pound Road on RTÉ in 1966

And Now for Something Completely Different – Pound Road on RTÉ in 1966

In early1966 the residents of Pound Road here in Castleisland were deemed to be living in primitive housing conditions. The conditions of the houses and the lack of urgency regarding the building of new houses in the area was highlighted by The Kerryman at the time and on the Frank Hall fronted ‘Newsbeat’ programme on… Read more…

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Category Archives: Castleisland

New Autism-Friendly Communication Board in Tralee Town Park

New Autism-Friendly Communication Board in Tralee Town Park

Tralee is aiming to become an Autism Friendly Town and, as part of achieving that ambition, Tralee Municipal District has installed a Communication Board in the playground at Tralee Town Park. The board, which is the first of its kind in Kerry County Council managed playgrounds, will assist those with disabilities to communicate in different… Read more…

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Timothy Murphy and myself had cause to collaborate on a project before Christmas and as we were winding up our work on that, he kept the conversation going with this gem of a picture from the boys national school classes six and seven from 1959. The photograph would, most likely, have been taken by one… Read more…

New 12 Month Health Scheme Deal – Hope in Dark Times – Michael Healy Rae, TD

New 12 Month Health Scheme Deal – Hope in Dark Times – Michael Healy Rae, TD

Michael Healy-Rae T.D. has warmly welcomed news this morning that a new Northern Ireland Planned Healthcare Scheme, which will run for 12 months, will operate on the same parameters as the EU Cross Border Directive scheme, which ceased due to Brexit. It will ensure patients needing operations ranging from cataracts to orthopedic will once again… Read more…

The Late Anne Moloney, née Geaney, Kilkee, Co. Clare and Brosna, Co.Kerry

The Late Anne Moloney, née Geaney, Kilkee, Co. Clare and Brosna, Co.Kerry

The death has occurred in the wonderful care of the staff at Milford Hospice, Limerick of Anne Moloney, nee Geaney, Bella, Kilkee, Co. Clare and formerly of Knocknadarrive, Brosna, Co. Kerry. Daughter of the late Mikey Geaney and sister of the late Davy, Noreen and Breda. Sadly missed by her loving husband Joe and daughter… Read more…

News from 1934: Castleisland Never Lost its Tradition for Music !

News from 1934: Castleisland Never Lost its Tradition for Music !

Castleisland’s tradition for music and enterprise didn’t go unnoticed by the town’s notes writer for the Kerry Champion Newspaper in 1934. In the Saturday, August 11-1934 edition of the paper, which was founded in 1928 and ran for 30 years until 1958, the notes writer, signed as L.B., described the initiative of the band members… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Students Enter Design a Home Competition

Castleisland Community College Students Enter Design a Home Competition

Past pupil and CEO of Madden and Mangan Construction Ltd, Lee Mangan, visited Transition Year students before the Christmas holidays to go through the optimum home building type. He also provided advice on costs, materials, alternative building techniques, building time frames and advice on everything from foundations, insulation, windows and doors and roofing materials to… Read more…

Laura Joins Split the Bucket Winners’ List

Laura Joins Split the Bucket Winners’ List

The winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held at Moloney’s Cake Shop on Saturday, January 16th was Laura Enright, Currow. Laura won €683. Laura’s uncle David was a previous winner in November 2020 when he won €737. The next draw will be held in Diarmuid’s Butcher’s on Saturday 23rd at 3.30 pm.… Read more…

Cara Credit Union Included in Government Scheme to Boost Local SME and Agri Lending

Cara Credit Union Included in Government Scheme to Boost Local SME and Agri Lending

Seven of Ireland’s largest credit unions, including Cara Credit Union, have been approved under the Government’s COVID-19 Credit Guarantee Scheme (CCGS) to provide low-cost loans for SMEs, with credit decisions being made at local level. Cara Credit Union is a member of Metamo – the first Credit Union Group to offer loans under the Scheme… Read more…

Officers Elected by Zoom at Knocknagoshel GAA Club AGM

Officers Elected by Zoom at Knocknagoshel GAA Club AGM

The AGM of Knocknagoshel GAA Club was held on Saturday, January 16th 2021 and was well attended via zoom.  The following officers were elected for 2021: President; Lar Hickey; Vice Presidents: Micheál Walsh, Richie Walsh, Thomas O’Connor, Eamon Walsh, Dan Neligan, Sean Lyons and Paud Scanlon. Patron; Fr. David Gunn; Chairperson, Dan Roche; Vice Chairperson, Noel Brosnan;… Read more…

And Now for Something Completely Different – Pound Road on RTÉ in 1966

And Now for Something Completely Different – Pound Road on RTÉ in 1966

In early1966 the residents of Pound Road here in Castleisland were deemed to be living in primitive housing conditions. The conditions of the houses and the lack of urgency regarding the building of new houses in the area was highlighted by The Kerryman at the time and on the Frank Hall fronted ‘Newsbeat’ programme on… Read more…

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