Category Archives: Causeway

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…

Going that Extra Mile at An Ríocht

Going that Extra Mile at An Ríocht

It’s tourism of sorts I suppose when you bring people into your locality even for a few hours and send them home fed, watered, sober and happy. Praise was heaped on all at An Riocht AC from all quarters on the facilities, helpfulness, hospitality and organisation of the annual An Ríocht AC / Lee StrandRead more…

North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day on Wednesday

North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day on Wednesday

The North Kerry College of Further Education Open Day is on the coming Wednesday March 8th between 1pm-7pm. North Kerry College of Further Education, formerly Listowel Community College, is the largest provider of Post-Leaving Certificate education in North Kerry and West Limerick. The college provides a range of accredited courses at Level 5 & 6.Read more…

AIB / Macra Banking Info Night & Table Quiz Reminder

AIB / Macra Banking Info Night & Table Quiz Reminder

AIB Castleisland recently hosted a banking information session for officers of the Kerry Macra na Feirme clubs throughout the area. Presentations and workshops on the night were delivered on areas including: Convenience Banking; Lending to the Agri Sector; Account Opening; Applying for a Home Loan and Financial Planning. “Many queries and questions were raised onRead more…

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

Seán O’Sullivan Sweeps to Victory as An Ríocht 5K Reaches Finale

The third in the series of three 5K road races / fun runs organised by An Riocht AC was held on Wednesday evening from 7pm. A busy registration room at headquarters signaled that the numbers facing the starter would be well past the 100 mark as the others had done on the previous two WednesdayRead more…

An Riocht AC / Lee Strand 10 Miler and 5k Road Run

An Riocht AC / Lee Strand 10 Miler and 5k Road Run

The streets and roads of Castleisland will be the focus for athletes on this Sunday morning as the fifth annual An Ríocht AC / Lee-Strand sponsored ‘Kingdom Come 10 Mile and 5k Road Race’ will be held here at 11am. Registration will open at An Riocht AC Clubhouse from 9pm. The event is set toRead more…

Kerry Motor Insurance Costs Up By 40% – Ferris.

Kerry Motor Insurance Costs Up By 40% – Ferris.

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has strongly criticised both the insurance industry and the last Government following reports from Kerry motorists that insurance premiums have risen by as much as 40 per cent in twelve months. Recent figures released from the CSO’s Consumer Price Index for the past twelve months show a 30.5% increase in the average cost of car insurance in 2015Read more…

New Book Charts Castleisland’s and Kerry’s Pivotal Roles in the 1916 Rising

New Book Charts Castleisland’s and Kerry’s Pivotal Roles in the 1916 Rising

Kerry 1916: Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising – A Centenary Record. Edited by Bridget McAuliffe, Dr Mary McAuliffe, Owen O’Shea. ‘Absorbing … important … significant’ (Professor Joe Lee) How key incidents in Kerry impacted on events in Dublin and beyond. Stories of almost 150 Kerry men and women arrested for their involvement. NewRead more…

Rural Post Offices Under New Threat Following ‘Social Protection Letter’ – Healy Rae

Rural Post Offices Under New Threat Following ‘Social Protection Letter’ – Healy Rae

A new attack on the future of the community Post Office in rural areas may be the catalyst in Deputy Michael Healy Rae’s decision to support any new government formation. Deputy Healy-Rae, while issuing a statement on his own behalf,  may withhold support for any new government unless Electronic Fund Transfer letter is withdrawn. WeRead more…