Category Archives: Education

KCFE Information Session on Further Education Options

KCFE Information Session on Further Education Options

School Leavers and adults considering a return to education are invited to an Information Session on Further Education Options Outside of CAO at Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE), Tralee on Wednesday, August 23rd. commencing at 6.30pm sharp. “The information session will highlight how career goals can be achieved through Level 5 and Level 6Read more…

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

For most students the dawning of their Leaving Cert year looms large and dominates the landscape and mindset for the duration. Not for Paddy Flynn. The St. Patrick’s College student, Cordal GAA Club PRO and now founder of the Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project is busier than ever at this important juncture in his youngRead more…

Two Murders in Three Days Left Scartaglen Shaken in 1923

Two Murders in Three Days Left Scartaglen Shaken in 1923

Galway author, Colm Wallace has written a book entitled The Fallen and it tells the story of twenty one Gardaí killed in the line of duty during the lifetime of the Irish Free State. One of the stories included in the book is that of Sergeant James Woods, who was shot dead in Scartaglen inRead more…

Teacher Mary Frances Retires from School She Attended as a Child

Teacher Mary Frances Retires from School She Attended as a Child

In her almost life-long association with Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School in Castleisland, a just retired teacher has gone through three transformations. As a pupil she was Mary Frances Woulfe. In 1982, as a newly qualified teacher, she became Miss Woulfe and later changed her name to Mrs. O’Shea. “My retirement marks the endRead more…

Castle of the Island Society Launch GoFundMe Page

Castle of the Island Society Launch GoFundMe Page

The recently formed Castle of the Island Society held a launch at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland on Friday, June 2nd. This launch was held in order to promote the society which aspires to make a documentary about the history of Castleisland Castle later this summer. A number of short videos outlining the contentsRead more…

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Past pupils, parents, teachers, retired teachers and a huge cast of current pupils were all on their best behavior bright and early on Wednesday morning. Former Kerry, All-Ireland winning footballer and Dancing with the Stars co-winner, Garda Aidan O’Mahony made his way to the highest school in the area on a special mission. Gaining FlagRead more…

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Twelve children graduated in style at Bright Beginnings Pre-School on Wednesday. The excitement had been building all week with regular rehearsals taking place in the days prior to the big event. Songs and Rhymes Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended and enjoyed songs and rhymes prior to the presentation of certificates by pre-school teachers. BrightRead more…

St. Patrick’s Win First Year Football Championship

St. Patrick’s Win First Year Football Championship

The first year boys from St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland were crowned winners of the Kerry Post Primary Schools First Year League recently. To take the title they defeated Killorglin Community College but it took two games to separate the sides. Draw After Extra Time The first game ended in a draw after extra time.Read more…

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Food not only fuels our everyday activities it is also used to form every cell in our bodies, as the saying goes ‘You are what you eat’. It really makes sense then to think about our food choices and choose wisely! You can learn more about healthy eating and how to create delicious summer salads,Read more…

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Treatment figures and statistics released by the Castleisland based addiction treatment centre, Talbot Grove this week show that alcohol continues to be the main drug of addiction in Irish Society. The report also shows that 85% of all participants successfully complete the residential treatment programme at the centre. Prestigious Award Talbot Grove was recently awardedRead more…