Category Archives: Co. Kerry

Butty Got a Turnout and Tribute he Would Have been Proud of

Butty Got a Turnout and Tribute he Would Have been Proud of

Castleisland and its hinterland downed tools this morning and its people stood in condolence and solidarity as the remains of Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue were conveyed through the streets and a well populated guard of honour. All aspects of his life were included in the turn out where trucks and motorbikes abounded in a tribute that… Read more…

Deputy Danny Healy Rae’s Education and Skills Joust with Minister McHugh

Deputy Danny Healy Rae’s Education and Skills Joust with Minister McHugh

Deputy Danny Healy Rae sent a report on an engagement between himself and Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, TD. Deputy Healy Rae opened the engagement by thanking the Minister for being engaged and responding as best he can to every query and for how he seems to be on top of everything. “For… Read more…

Funeral of the late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue at 10:30am from Tangney’s this Morning

Funeral of the late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue at 10:30am from Tangney’s this Morning

A reminder that Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue’s funeral will leave Tangney’s Funeral Home here in Castleisland this morning at 10:30am and proceed up along Church Street and onto Main Street before heading to Shannon for a private cremation service. People wishing to express their condolences and solidarity with the family can do so from the street… Read more…

Council Civic Amenity Sites To Fully Reopen Monday, June 8th

Council Civic Amenity Sites To Fully Reopen Monday, June 8th

Kerry County Council has advised that from next Monday, June 8th, all civic amenity sites around the county will fully reopen for business. The civic amenity sites in Kerry have been reopened on a phased basis since Monday, May 18th, but were only accepting domestic black bag waste and recycling at the depots as well… Read more…

Castleisland: Preparing for Life on the Streets – But Not as we Know It !

Castleisland: Preparing for Life on the Streets – But Not as we Know It !

Members of Castleisland Chamber Alliance held a conference call with representatives of the Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District recently. What transpired between them mightn’t be the most reassuring reading today if you’re looking out a window or door on a rain and windswept street. However, optimism reigns in the former, indomitable market town in an… Read more…

Learn from Nature, Fear Not and Sing Out Loud – Lisa Geraghty

Learn from Nature, Fear Not and Sing Out Loud – Lisa Geraghty

I was thinking today about how much I miss driving. I wasn’t quite sure why at first. I suppose, no more than the rest of us, I have lockdownitis. By Lisa Geraghty But no, it’s more than that. The car is where I sing. It’s where I turn on my favourite playlists and shamelessly belt… Read more…

The Late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, Castleisland and Glenealy, Co. Wicklow

The Late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, Castleisland and Glenealy, Co. Wicklow

The death has occurred of Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, 10 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Glenealy, Co. Wicklow. Unexpectedly, on May 29th 2020. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Hannah, his sisters Kathleen, Hilary and Mary Geraldine and his brother Pa. Sadly missed by his heartbroken partner Marie O’Toole, Emmet, brothers: Eddie, Denis, Joe,… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Gesture of Hope and Gratitude to Tralee Nursing Unit

Castleisland Community College Gesture of Hope and Gratitude to Tralee Nursing Unit

Castleisland Community College staff, students and teachers sent their hearts to Tralee Community Nursing Unit recently as a gesture of appreciation, hope, support and thanks. “The school community united to send a combined message of thanks to our front-line workers and to also lift the spirit of the elderly in Tralee Community Nursing Unit,” said… Read more…

Castleisland Stands and Plays in Tribute to Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Player Paddy Jones

Castleisland Stands and Plays in Tribute to Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Player Paddy Jones

The late Sliabh Luachra fiddle player and music teacher, Paddy Jones, of Knightsmountain, Knocknagoshel and late of Kilcusnan, Castleisland got a send-off worthy of the contribution he made to the music of his locality as his remains left Castleisland this morning. It wasn’t the first time that the highly accomplished musician drew a crowd around… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

We’re into June! The sound of the cuckoo and the distant hum of silage rigs operating under a brilliant blue sky, all reinforce my belief that life in Brosna doesn’t get much better than this! With an absence of local news, I looked to the UN calendar for inspiration for the notes. June 1st was… Read more…

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Category Archives: Co. Kerry

Butty Got a Turnout and Tribute he Would Have been Proud of

Butty Got a Turnout and Tribute he Would Have been Proud of

Castleisland and its hinterland downed tools this morning and its people stood in condolence and solidarity as the remains of Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue were conveyed through the streets and a well populated guard of honour. All aspects of his life were included in the turn out where trucks and motorbikes abounded in a tribute that… Read more…

Deputy Danny Healy Rae’s Education and Skills Joust with Minister McHugh

Deputy Danny Healy Rae’s Education and Skills Joust with Minister McHugh

Deputy Danny Healy Rae sent a report on an engagement between himself and Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh, TD. Deputy Healy Rae opened the engagement by thanking the Minister for being engaged and responding as best he can to every query and for how he seems to be on top of everything. “For… Read more…

Funeral of the late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue at 10:30am from Tangney’s this Morning

Funeral of the late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue at 10:30am from Tangney’s this Morning

A reminder that Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue’s funeral will leave Tangney’s Funeral Home here in Castleisland this morning at 10:30am and proceed up along Church Street and onto Main Street before heading to Shannon for a private cremation service. People wishing to express their condolences and solidarity with the family can do so from the street… Read more…

Council Civic Amenity Sites To Fully Reopen Monday, June 8th

Council Civic Amenity Sites To Fully Reopen Monday, June 8th

Kerry County Council has advised that from next Monday, June 8th, all civic amenity sites around the county will fully reopen for business. The civic amenity sites in Kerry have been reopened on a phased basis since Monday, May 18th, but were only accepting domestic black bag waste and recycling at the depots as well… Read more…

Castleisland: Preparing for Life on the Streets – But Not as we Know It !

Castleisland: Preparing for Life on the Streets – But Not as we Know It !

Members of Castleisland Chamber Alliance held a conference call with representatives of the Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District recently. What transpired between them mightn’t be the most reassuring reading today if you’re looking out a window or door on a rain and windswept street. However, optimism reigns in the former, indomitable market town in an… Read more…

Learn from Nature, Fear Not and Sing Out Loud – Lisa Geraghty

Learn from Nature, Fear Not and Sing Out Loud – Lisa Geraghty

I was thinking today about how much I miss driving. I wasn’t quite sure why at first. I suppose, no more than the rest of us, I have lockdownitis. By Lisa Geraghty But no, it’s more than that. The car is where I sing. It’s where I turn on my favourite playlists and shamelessly belt… Read more…

The Late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, Castleisland and Glenealy, Co. Wicklow

The Late Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, Castleisland and Glenealy, Co. Wicklow

The death has occurred of Michael ‘Butty’ Sugrue, 10 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Glenealy, Co. Wicklow. Unexpectedly, on May 29th 2020. Predeceased by his parents Michael and Hannah, his sisters Kathleen, Hilary and Mary Geraldine and his brother Pa. Sadly missed by his heartbroken partner Marie O’Toole, Emmet, brothers: Eddie, Denis, Joe,… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Gesture of Hope and Gratitude to Tralee Nursing Unit

Castleisland Community College Gesture of Hope and Gratitude to Tralee Nursing Unit

Castleisland Community College staff, students and teachers sent their hearts to Tralee Community Nursing Unit recently as a gesture of appreciation, hope, support and thanks. “The school community united to send a combined message of thanks to our front-line workers and to also lift the spirit of the elderly in Tralee Community Nursing Unit,” said… Read more…

Castleisland Stands and Plays in Tribute to Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Player Paddy Jones

Castleisland Stands and Plays in Tribute to Sliabh Luachra Fiddle Player Paddy Jones

The late Sliabh Luachra fiddle player and music teacher, Paddy Jones, of Knightsmountain, Knocknagoshel and late of Kilcusnan, Castleisland got a send-off worthy of the contribution he made to the music of his locality as his remains left Castleisland this morning. It wasn’t the first time that the highly accomplished musician drew a crowd around… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

We’re into June! The sound of the cuckoo and the distant hum of silage rigs operating under a brilliant blue sky, all reinforce my belief that life in Brosna doesn’t get much better than this! With an absence of local news, I looked to the UN calendar for inspiration for the notes. June 1st was… Read more…

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