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Minister Byrne Drops in on Talbot Grove

Minister Byrne Drops in on Talbot Grove

Minister of State for Communities and National Drugs Strategy, Catherine Byrne TD, paid a visit to Talbot Grove, addiction treatment centre here in Castleisland on Friday. Minister Byrne was invited by Talbot Grove Executive Director, Con Cremin, who gave her a guided tour and introduced her to key members of the team and those receivingRead more…

Ferris Welcomes Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson O’Reilly to Kerry

Ferris Welcomes Sinn Féin Health Spokesperson O’Reilly to Kerry

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has welcomed the visit to Kerry of his party spokesperson on health, Louise O’Reilly TD, on Monday March 6th. Deputy O’Reilly is in Kerry to speak to a number of different groups and organisations involved in the health care sector, as well as fulfilling media interviews. “It isRead more…

Danny Healy Rae TD Welcomes 2017 National Reserve Scheme

Danny Healy Rae TD Welcomes 2017 National Reserve Scheme

Danny Healy Rae, TD was pleased at the announcement by Minister Michael Creed this week of the 2017 National Reserve Scheme. “I would like to welcome the announcement made by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, that there will be a National Reserve Scheme for 2017. “I have been advocating for this scheme to beRead more…

Three ‘Pres Castleisland’ Teams in Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Finals

Three ‘Pres Castleisland’ Teams in Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Finals

Presentation Secondary School Castleisland has delightedly announced that is has three teams progress to the regional finals of the Junk Kouture competition. The finals will be held on March 10th in the University Concert Hall in Limerick. A portion of the marks awarded to the teams that will go forward to the national finals areRead more…

Garvey’s Initiative Attracts 140 on Walk and Talk Programme

Garvey’s Initiative Attracts 140 on Walk and Talk Programme

Garvey’s SuperValu got its Walk and Talk show on the road on Saturday morning with an estimated 140 strong participation from the locality. On a morning which was kind to the planned activity, the gang at Garvey’s and their followers were delighted with the turnout on the first of the penned in, six Saturday morningsRead more…

Red Carpet Treatment for The Mad Ones at Kearney’s Bar

Red Carpet Treatment for The Mad Ones at Kearney’s Bar

Why not?’……When The Mad Ones contemplated hosting a red carpet party event in Kearney’s Bar in the latter days of Christmas week, the ‘Why Not Attitude’ came to the fore again. By: Kate McSweeney, Co-Founder, The Mad Ones It is this same mantra that has been evident in our many conversations and decision making processesRead more…

Castleisland Expansion for Acupuncturist, Naturopath and AromaTouch Practice

Castleisland Expansion for Acupuncturist, Naturopath and AromaTouch Practice

Acupuncturist, Naturopath and AromaTouch practitioner, Sarah Meaney trained with the College of Naturopathic Medicine in Dublin where she gained a great store of experience and knowledge working with many different practices and people. Sarah has just launched her Castleisland practice at An Ríocht Health and Leisure Centre recently. “I started working in Millstreet where IRead more…

CF Campaigner Marisa on UTV Ireland this Evening at 5.30pm

CF Campaigner Marisa on UTV Ireland this Evening at 5.30pm

Castleisland native, Marisa Reidy spent over the past 15 years of her life as a journalist with The Kerryman. It’s a career she’s put on hold as she wades into a battle with government and drugs companies. A battle that only the heartless can defend on the side of government, big business and pharmaceutical companies.Read more…

JOS Skin & Beauty Salon Now Open at Riverside Drive, Castleisland

JOS Skin & Beauty Salon Now Open at Riverside Drive, Castleisland

Jessie O’Sullivan is a Castleisland native who has just returned to Ireland after spending the most of a decade in Australia. While in exile, Jessie gained invaluable experience in the area of beauty treatments as well as in skin and anti-aging techniques. “I am a qualified beauty and massage therapist for eight years and haveRead more…

Dawn-to-Dusk Charity Spinathon at Garvey’s SuperValu

Dawn-to-Dusk Charity Spinathon at Garvey’s SuperValu

The Castleisland based, Garvey de Bear has imposed his great hulking frame on a keenly anticipated charity event being held from dawn to dusk on this Saturday, October 22nd. The 8am to 8pm Spinathon is being organised jointly by a newly formed group, Castleisland District Parents Together and it’s being enthusiastically facilitated and hosted byRead more…