Category Archives: Currow

Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

The recent controversy which arose as a result of a vote that was taken at the on-line November monthly meeting of Kerry County Council to elect two councillors to the board of North, East & West Kerry Development took another twist today On the day, three councillors were proposed and seconded for the positions; one… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

The national and international athlete of great note, Jerry Kiernan, passed away last week and many tributes were paid to him across media channels in Ireland.  His achievements in athletics were extraordinary and well-documented. Here’s a small story about Jerry that was revealed this week. During my career in Dublin, I worked for one of the… Read more…

The Late Jack O’Connor: Remembered by Neighbour and Friend Denis Brosnan

The Late Jack O’Connor: Remembered by Neighbour and Friend Denis Brosnan

It was with great sadness that the district of Castleisland heard of the death of Jack O’Connor. Jack (75) was like a breath of fresh air as he walked through the streets to Barrack Street, always smiling and cheerfully saluting everybody. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He was born in the Latin Quarter… Read more…

Motorists Asked to Watch out for Walkers as Icy Conditions are Forecast

Motorists Asked to Watch out for Walkers as Icy Conditions are Forecast

With the weather taking a dive and road conditions getting more dangerous, Gardai are advising motorists to be vigilant for pedestrian traffic on our roads. With the prolonged lock-down and the 5k restrictions, more people are taking to the roads in their localities for their daily exercise. There was also a suggestion recently that many… Read more…

Garda Patrol: Almost 1,000 Travel Fines Issued for 5K Limit Breaches

Garda Patrol: Almost 1,000 Travel Fines Issued for 5K Limit Breaches

Kerry Gardaí are continuing with the OperationFanacht checkpoints throughout the county. On Thursday at a checkpoint at Castleisland, Kerry Roads Policing Unit arrested a man on suspicion of drug driving. A quantity of suspected cannabis and cocaine was found in the car. Unnecessary Journeys Close to 1,000 fines have been issued for non-essential travel by… Read more…

The Late Leo Suijkerbuijk, Breahig, Castleisland and late of Holland

The Late Leo Suijkerbuijk, Breahig, Castleisland and late of Holland

The death occurred last week of Leo Suijkerbuijk, (60) Breahig, Castleisland and late of Holland. It was a case of the Dutchman, going Irish as Leo came to terms with our habits and lifestyles and the traditions of the area he now called home. Leo, a civil engineer, worked in some of the biggest projects… Read more…

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The death has occurred of James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleview Drive, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Galbertstown, Holycross, Co. Tipperary and Coillte. Peacefully on January 20th 2021 in the excellent care of the staff at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home Oakpark Tralee. Sadly missed by his loving wife Maura, his adored sons: Kevin, Colm,… Read more…

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

Castleisland farmer David O’Leary won the Young Farmer category of the Grassland Farmer of the Year awards. David is a new entrant to farming as well as dairying and he started milking on a 32 hectares leased farm in 2018 on an existing dairy operation and he aims to milk 80 cows this year. Grassland… Read more…

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

The RTÉ news website has announced the death of the Brosna born international athlete and commentator, Jerry Kiernan at the age of 67. He represented Ireland at the 1984 Olympics and later became one of our foremost commentators on athletics on RTÉ radio and television. “A long-distance runner, the Listowel native represented Ireland at the 1984… Read more…

Names Being Taken for the Next ‘Belfast Bus’ – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Names Being Taken for the Next ‘Belfast Bus’ – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Deputy Danny Healy Rae is now taking names for seats on the next ‘Belfast Bus’ following representations he made to the Taoiseach and the Government. “I’m glad that the arrangement has been put in place to ensure people can continue to travel to Belfast for procedures such as cataracts, hip, knee replacements, tonsil removal,” said… Read more…

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Category Archives: Currow

Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

The recent controversy which arose as a result of a vote that was taken at the on-line November monthly meeting of Kerry County Council to elect two councillors to the board of North, East & West Kerry Development took another twist today On the day, three councillors were proposed and seconded for the positions; one… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

The national and international athlete of great note, Jerry Kiernan, passed away last week and many tributes were paid to him across media channels in Ireland.  His achievements in athletics were extraordinary and well-documented. Here’s a small story about Jerry that was revealed this week. During my career in Dublin, I worked for one of the… Read more…

The Late Jack O’Connor: Remembered by Neighbour and Friend Denis Brosnan

The Late Jack O’Connor: Remembered by Neighbour and Friend Denis Brosnan

It was with great sadness that the district of Castleisland heard of the death of Jack O’Connor. Jack (75) was like a breath of fresh air as he walked through the streets to Barrack Street, always smiling and cheerfully saluting everybody. He knew everyone and everyone knew him. He was born in the Latin Quarter… Read more…

Motorists Asked to Watch out for Walkers as Icy Conditions are Forecast

Motorists Asked to Watch out for Walkers as Icy Conditions are Forecast

With the weather taking a dive and road conditions getting more dangerous, Gardai are advising motorists to be vigilant for pedestrian traffic on our roads. With the prolonged lock-down and the 5k restrictions, more people are taking to the roads in their localities for their daily exercise. There was also a suggestion recently that many… Read more…

Garda Patrol: Almost 1,000 Travel Fines Issued for 5K Limit Breaches

Garda Patrol: Almost 1,000 Travel Fines Issued for 5K Limit Breaches

Kerry Gardaí are continuing with the OperationFanacht checkpoints throughout the county. On Thursday at a checkpoint at Castleisland, Kerry Roads Policing Unit arrested a man on suspicion of drug driving. A quantity of suspected cannabis and cocaine was found in the car. Unnecessary Journeys Close to 1,000 fines have been issued for non-essential travel by… Read more…

The Late Leo Suijkerbuijk, Breahig, Castleisland and late of Holland

The Late Leo Suijkerbuijk, Breahig, Castleisland and late of Holland

The death occurred last week of Leo Suijkerbuijk, (60) Breahig, Castleisland and late of Holland. It was a case of the Dutchman, going Irish as Leo came to terms with our habits and lifestyles and the traditions of the area he now called home. Leo, a civil engineer, worked in some of the biggest projects… Read more…

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The death has occurred of James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleview Drive, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Galbertstown, Holycross, Co. Tipperary and Coillte. Peacefully on January 20th 2021 in the excellent care of the staff at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home Oakpark Tralee. Sadly missed by his loving wife Maura, his adored sons: Kevin, Colm,… Read more…

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

Castleisland farmer David O’Leary won the Young Farmer category of the Grassland Farmer of the Year awards. David is a new entrant to farming as well as dairying and he started milking on a 32 hectares leased farm in 2018 on an existing dairy operation and he aims to milk 80 cows this year. Grassland… Read more…

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

Irish Olympian Jerry Kiernan Has Died at 67 – RTÉ News

The RTÉ news website has announced the death of the Brosna born international athlete and commentator, Jerry Kiernan at the age of 67. He represented Ireland at the 1984 Olympics and later became one of our foremost commentators on athletics on RTÉ radio and television. “A long-distance runner, the Listowel native represented Ireland at the 1984… Read more…

Names Being Taken for the Next ‘Belfast Bus’ – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Names Being Taken for the Next ‘Belfast Bus’ – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Deputy Danny Healy Rae is now taking names for seats on the next ‘Belfast Bus’ following representations he made to the Taoiseach and the Government. “I’m glad that the arrangement has been put in place to ensure people can continue to travel to Belfast for procedures such as cataracts, hip, knee replacements, tonsil removal,” said… Read more…

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