Category Archives: Cordal

Remembering Dennis Lane – a Great Castleisland Athlete in Australia

Remembering Dennis Lane – a Great Castleisland Athlete in Australia

An article in a Sydney newspaper from years ago reminds me of the sporting heroics of a Knocknagore neighbour of whom I had often heard as a child. It wasn’t until the late Anthony Cronin, himself an accomplished athlete, gave me the newspaper version of the remarkable story of Dennis Lane / Leane of Knocknagore… Read more…

POSTPONE Your Visit to Kerry During Public Health Emergency

POSTPONE Your Visit to Kerry During Public Health Emergency

Kerry County Council has issued an unprecedented appeal for people not to travel to Kerry over the Easter Weekend and to postpone their visit to Kerry for the duration of the current COVID-19 travel restrictions. Council Chief Executive, Moira Murrell issued the appeal to those contemplating travel to the county over the Easter holidays amid… Read more…

Council Closes Public Car Parks at Beaches For Easter

Council Closes Public Car Parks at Beaches For Easter

Following consultation with An Garda Síochána, and in the interests of limiting the spread of the coronavirus, Kerry County Council will close all public car parks at beaches around the county for the Easter weekend. Public Health Advice The decision follows the issuing of clear national public health advice that members of the public should… Read more…

Community College Celebrates its Emailed Enterprise Awards News

Community College Celebrates its Emailed Enterprise Awards News

Castleisland Community College received the news of its successes via email from Kerry Enterprise Awards. Transition Year student, Micheál O’Shea was runner-up in the senior category with the educational board game which he designed. The board game, Climate Conquest is an innovative approach to learning about climate change. “The game certainly promotes the ethos that… Read more…

Covid-19: Castleisland Among Community Assessment Hubs for Cork and Kerry

Covid-19: Castleisland Among Community Assessment Hubs for Cork and Kerry

Statements just in from HSE communications manager, Mary Smithwick and Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae confirming the imminent opening of the assessment hubs in centres in Cork and Kerry. The centres will be located as follows: Castleisland – Castleisland Primary Care Centre, Limerick Road; Bantry – Bantry Primary Care Centre; Ballincollig – Old Fort Road and… Read more…

Tonight’s Padre Pio Devotions on Church TV from Castleisland 7:30pm

Tonight’s Padre Pio Devotions on Church TV from Castleisland 7:30pm

This evening’s fourth in the series of Padre Pio Devotions was supposed to follow in the path of its three previous, monthly Tuesday night occasions since the start of the year. Who would have thought that Fr. Mossie Brick would be taking to the altar in the Church of Saints Stephen and John and facing… Read more…

Credit Unions Reaching Out to Help Their Current Account Holders

Credit Unions Reaching Out to Help Their Current Account Holders

Last October, Cara Credit Union and Killarney Credit Union launched a much sought after Current Account with a globally accepted Mastercard Debit Card with ‘Contactless’ Payments. Both credit unions have reported great interest in this current account which is no surprise given that credit unions offer something different to other financial institutions in terms of… Read more…

Three-in-a-row for Pres Castleisland Student Entrepreneurs

Three-in-a-row for Pres Castleisland Student Entrepreneurs

Presentation Castleisland has claimed the top prize at the Kerry Enterprise County Final in the Junior Category – for the third year in a row. For the second year in a row, they have claimed the top prize in both the Junior and Intermediate Category and also claimed the Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year for… Read more…

Castleisland’s Rás Tailteann Summer Stage End Postponed Due to Virus

Castleisland’s Rás Tailteann Summer Stage End Postponed Due to Virus

Castleisland’s summertime losses are mounting this week with the announcement that the Rás Tailteann – for which a stage end and start were scheduled in the town on June 11th. and 12th. – have been postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 virus. Cáirde Rás Tailteann “Following the recent developments and recommendations from… Read more…

Katie Wins South Category Green School Water Poster Competition

Katie Wins South Category Green School Water Poster Competition

Congratulations, yet again, to Ballymacelligott teenager, Katie O’Connor – a Castleisland Community College Transition Year student who won the South Category of the second level Green School Water / Art Competition. Katie has won a tablet computer to the value of €250 euro and a professionally mounted and framed copy of the poster. Forward to… Read more…

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Category Archives: Cordal

Remembering Dennis Lane – a Great Castleisland Athlete in Australia

Remembering Dennis Lane – a Great Castleisland Athlete in Australia

An article in a Sydney newspaper from years ago reminds me of the sporting heroics of a Knocknagore neighbour of whom I had often heard as a child. It wasn’t until the late Anthony Cronin, himself an accomplished athlete, gave me the newspaper version of the remarkable story of Dennis Lane / Leane of Knocknagore… Read more…

POSTPONE Your Visit to Kerry During Public Health Emergency

POSTPONE Your Visit to Kerry During Public Health Emergency

Kerry County Council has issued an unprecedented appeal for people not to travel to Kerry over the Easter Weekend and to postpone their visit to Kerry for the duration of the current COVID-19 travel restrictions. Council Chief Executive, Moira Murrell issued the appeal to those contemplating travel to the county over the Easter holidays amid… Read more…

Council Closes Public Car Parks at Beaches For Easter

Council Closes Public Car Parks at Beaches For Easter

Following consultation with An Garda Síochána, and in the interests of limiting the spread of the coronavirus, Kerry County Council will close all public car parks at beaches around the county for the Easter weekend. Public Health Advice The decision follows the issuing of clear national public health advice that members of the public should… Read more…

Community College Celebrates its Emailed Enterprise Awards News

Community College Celebrates its Emailed Enterprise Awards News

Castleisland Community College received the news of its successes via email from Kerry Enterprise Awards. Transition Year student, Micheál O’Shea was runner-up in the senior category with the educational board game which he designed. The board game, Climate Conquest is an innovative approach to learning about climate change. “The game certainly promotes the ethos that… Read more…

Covid-19: Castleisland Among Community Assessment Hubs for Cork and Kerry

Covid-19: Castleisland Among Community Assessment Hubs for Cork and Kerry

Statements just in from HSE communications manager, Mary Smithwick and Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae confirming the imminent opening of the assessment hubs in centres in Cork and Kerry. The centres will be located as follows: Castleisland – Castleisland Primary Care Centre, Limerick Road; Bantry – Bantry Primary Care Centre; Ballincollig – Old Fort Road and… Read more…

Tonight’s Padre Pio Devotions on Church TV from Castleisland 7:30pm

Tonight’s Padre Pio Devotions on Church TV from Castleisland 7:30pm

This evening’s fourth in the series of Padre Pio Devotions was supposed to follow in the path of its three previous, monthly Tuesday night occasions since the start of the year. Who would have thought that Fr. Mossie Brick would be taking to the altar in the Church of Saints Stephen and John and facing… Read more…

Credit Unions Reaching Out to Help Their Current Account Holders

Credit Unions Reaching Out to Help Their Current Account Holders

Last October, Cara Credit Union and Killarney Credit Union launched a much sought after Current Account with a globally accepted Mastercard Debit Card with ‘Contactless’ Payments. Both credit unions have reported great interest in this current account which is no surprise given that credit unions offer something different to other financial institutions in terms of… Read more…

Three-in-a-row for Pres Castleisland Student Entrepreneurs

Three-in-a-row for Pres Castleisland Student Entrepreneurs

Presentation Castleisland has claimed the top prize at the Kerry Enterprise County Final in the Junior Category – for the third year in a row. For the second year in a row, they have claimed the top prize in both the Junior and Intermediate Category and also claimed the Entrepreneurial Educator of the Year for… Read more…

Castleisland’s Rás Tailteann Summer Stage End Postponed Due to Virus

Castleisland’s Rás Tailteann Summer Stage End Postponed Due to Virus

Castleisland’s summertime losses are mounting this week with the announcement that the Rás Tailteann – for which a stage end and start were scheduled in the town on June 11th. and 12th. – have been postponed due to the uncertainty surrounding the ongoing Covid-19 virus. Cáirde Rás Tailteann “Following the recent developments and recommendations from… Read more…

Katie Wins South Category Green School Water Poster Competition

Katie Wins South Category Green School Water Poster Competition

Congratulations, yet again, to Ballymacelligott teenager, Katie O’Connor – a Castleisland Community College Transition Year student who won the South Category of the second level Green School Water / Art Competition. Katie has won a tablet computer to the value of €250 euro and a professionally mounted and framed copy of the poster. Forward to… Read more…

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