Category Archives: Co. Kerry

Per Cent for Art Scheme – Does it Make You Wonder?

Per Cent for Art Scheme – Does it Make You Wonder?

Do you ever drive past a sculpture at the side of the road and wonder what it is and why it’s there? More than likely it’s a commission under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. The scheme is a government initiative which requires up to one percent of the total budget of each capital project,… Read more…

Classes at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Classes at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Effective Parenting is a short course which will be delivered over four weeks at Castleisland Family Resource Centre. Parents will get the opportunity to discuss some of the challenges of parenting in a confidential setting. Four Week Course Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows: Effective listening skills; Self Care/stress management;… Read more…

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Máire Holmes is Kerry County Council’s new writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland. This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved immensely popular here a number of years ago, interacting with students and writers all across the county at events, libraries and readings. Home for Holmes “I am… Read more…

Motions of Local Impact Down for Council Consideration on Monday

Motions of Local Impact Down for Council Consideration on Monday

The next ordinary meeting of Kerry County Council will be held in Áras an Chontae, Tralee on Monday, February 17th 2020 and the following is the agenda and list of notices of motion down for consideration. For those of us of a strictly parochial outlook I have highlighted in bold lettering the motions of particular… Read more…

St Valentine – The Patron Saint of Beekeepers

St Valentine – The Patron Saint of Beekeepers

Before you imagine I’m jumping on the band wagon of romantic excess let me focus your attention on a lesser part of the St Valentine story. This saint, in addition, to having the moniker of saint of love and romance is also one of the patron saints of beekeepers. In honour of his feast day… Read more…

Safer Internet Day at Presentation Castleisland

Safer Internet Day at Presentation Castleisland

Safer Internet Day was celebrated in style in Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland recently. Safer Internet day is globally celebrated to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology among young people and this year’s theme was ‘Together for a Better Internet.’ It is promoted in Ireland by Webwise, an online tool for teachers, parents… Read more…

Pres and St. Pat’s Pack St. John’s for Annual Talent Show

Pres and St. Pat’s Pack St. John’s for Annual Talent Show

Presentation and St. Patrick’s Secondary school students hosted their annual talent show in a packed St. John’s Presentation School Hall at the end of January. Many students made their debut as singers, dancers, actors, poets and musicians on stage and are already talking about next year’s show. Review by: Anne Laurent / Photography by Katie… Read more…

Conor’s Amazing ‘Run’ of Athletic Achievements for An Ríocht

Conor’s Amazing ‘Run’ of Athletic Achievements for An Ríocht

An Riocht AC athlete and Tralee native, Conor O’Mahony has had what his club described as ‘an amazing run of recent achievements’ in events in various parts of the country. Newly elected club PRO Catherine O’Sullivan tells us that Conor finished in fourth place and just missed out on a medal in the National Novice… Read more…

Vincent Elected in First Count in Split the Bucket Draw

Vincent Elected in First Count in Split the Bucket Draw

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Kearney’s Bar on Saturday 8th February was Vincent Murphy. Vincent won €1,193. The next draw will be held in Browne’s Bar on Saturday 15th. Go n-éirí go geal le gach éinne. How To Play Buckets and envelopes are available in pubs and shops throughout Castleisland… Read more…

Community College Joined Up Thinking with Tidy Towns and Ecologist

Community College Joined Up Thinking with Tidy Towns and Ecologist

The Castleisland Community College Transition Year students applied for and received a grant from Community Foundation Ireland to work with ecologist Brendan Kirwan. The purpose of the grant is to improve the biodiversity of the town. Areas of Potential They have surveyed the town and decided that the areas with the greatest potential were the… Read more…

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Category Archives: Co. Kerry

Per Cent for Art Scheme – Does it Make You Wonder?

Per Cent for Art Scheme – Does it Make You Wonder?

Do you ever drive past a sculpture at the side of the road and wonder what it is and why it’s there? More than likely it’s a commission under the Per Cent for Art Scheme. The scheme is a government initiative which requires up to one percent of the total budget of each capital project,… Read more…

Classes at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Classes at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Effective Parenting is a short course which will be delivered over four weeks at Castleisland Family Resource Centre. Parents will get the opportunity to discuss some of the challenges of parenting in a confidential setting. Four Week Course Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows: Effective listening skills; Self Care/stress management;… Read more…

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Máire Holmes is Kerry County Council’s new writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland. This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved immensely popular here a number of years ago, interacting with students and writers all across the county at events, libraries and readings. Home for Holmes “I am… Read more…

Motions of Local Impact Down for Council Consideration on Monday

Motions of Local Impact Down for Council Consideration on Monday

The next ordinary meeting of Kerry County Council will be held in Áras an Chontae, Tralee on Monday, February 17th 2020 and the following is the agenda and list of notices of motion down for consideration. For those of us of a strictly parochial outlook I have highlighted in bold lettering the motions of particular… Read more…

St Valentine – The Patron Saint of Beekeepers

St Valentine – The Patron Saint of Beekeepers

Before you imagine I’m jumping on the band wagon of romantic excess let me focus your attention on a lesser part of the St Valentine story. This saint, in addition, to having the moniker of saint of love and romance is also one of the patron saints of beekeepers. In honour of his feast day… Read more…

Safer Internet Day at Presentation Castleisland

Safer Internet Day at Presentation Castleisland

Safer Internet Day was celebrated in style in Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland recently. Safer Internet day is globally celebrated to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology among young people and this year’s theme was ‘Together for a Better Internet.’ It is promoted in Ireland by Webwise, an online tool for teachers, parents… Read more…

Pres and St. Pat’s Pack St. John’s for Annual Talent Show

Pres and St. Pat’s Pack St. John’s for Annual Talent Show

Presentation and St. Patrick’s Secondary school students hosted their annual talent show in a packed St. John’s Presentation School Hall at the end of January. Many students made their debut as singers, dancers, actors, poets and musicians on stage and are already talking about next year’s show. Review by: Anne Laurent / Photography by Katie… Read more…

Conor’s Amazing ‘Run’ of Athletic Achievements for An Ríocht

Conor’s Amazing ‘Run’ of Athletic Achievements for An Ríocht

An Riocht AC athlete and Tralee native, Conor O’Mahony has had what his club described as ‘an amazing run of recent achievements’ in events in various parts of the country. Newly elected club PRO Catherine O’Sullivan tells us that Conor finished in fourth place and just missed out on a medal in the National Novice… Read more…

Vincent Elected in First Count in Split the Bucket Draw

Vincent Elected in First Count in Split the Bucket Draw

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Kearney’s Bar on Saturday 8th February was Vincent Murphy. Vincent won €1,193. The next draw will be held in Browne’s Bar on Saturday 15th. Go n-éirí go geal le gach éinne. How To Play Buckets and envelopes are available in pubs and shops throughout Castleisland… Read more…

Community College Joined Up Thinking with Tidy Towns and Ecologist

Community College Joined Up Thinking with Tidy Towns and Ecologist

The Castleisland Community College Transition Year students applied for and received a grant from Community Foundation Ireland to work with ecologist Brendan Kirwan. The purpose of the grant is to improve the biodiversity of the town. Areas of Potential They have surveyed the town and decided that the areas with the greatest potential were the… Read more…

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