Category Archives: Entertainment

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

Castleisland Prepares For Lip Sync Battle 2018

Castleisland Prepares For Lip Sync Battle 2018

Last year Castleisland AFC’s running of Lip Sync Battle was one of the most talked about local events of the year. A capacity crowd filled Castleisland Community Centre last April as 11 acts battled it out to be crowned Lip Sync champions. Freddie Mercury’s and Shakira Steve wowed the crowd and were crowned winners on… Read more…

Red Oak and Time Capsule Complete 30th Year College Celebrations

Red Oak and Time Capsule Complete 30th Year College Celebrations

In the final act of its 30th year celebrations, teachers and students at Castleisland Community College also marked the winter solstice by planting a symbolic red oak tree in the grounds of the school. The end of the calendar year, in which the college celebrated the 30th anniversary of its relocation to its current base,… Read more…

When Culture Night was Handed Down in Scartaglin

When Culture Night was Handed Down in Scartaglin

There was a sublime mingling of Culture Night with more than a hint of the prevailing Handed Down mindset in Scartaglin on Friday evening. The simple, understated style of the presentation on the village square belied the months of preparation which went into the event there and in the kitchen of the nearby heritage centre… Read more…

Thomas Recalls a Whirlwind Week as the Dust Settles

Thomas Recalls a Whirlwind Week as the Dust Settles

With the dust settling back around the Vale of Tralee and the weariness wearing off those who wholeheartedly partook of the Rose festivities, one Castleisland man has made enough friends and memories to last him an entire life time. When Thomas Lynch’s name tripped off Dáithí O Sé’s tongue in ‘The Dome’ that night, it… Read more…

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

It was as an adjudicator on the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland circuit that the late Michael Twomey endeared himself to audiences at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre in Castleisland and at Siamsa Tire in Tralee. Mr. Twomey, whose acting career spanned over 70 years, died after a short illness in Cork last week at… Read more…

Card Players Turn Up Trumps for Charities

Card Players Turn Up Trumps for Charities

Five charities received €1,000 each from the card players at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Sunday night. The funds are raised through the 31 game held every Sunday night at the hotel. The recipient charities were: Bru Columbanus; Castleisland Day Care Centre; North Kerry Alzheimer’s; Kingdom Carers and Our Lady of the Angels. Results… Read more…

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

Glórach takes a lead from President Trump The Glórach committee has invited President Donald Trump to attend its special screening of Finding Dory at 2.30pm on Sunday August 20th. If he happens to be nearby at his golf club in Co. Clare and can attend – he’s welcome. No Fake News here. During his recent… Read more…

Castleisland Race Committee Charity Donations Total €132,876

Castleisland Race Committee Charity Donations Total €132,876

Castleisland Festival and Race Committee presented cheques to nominated charities on Friday night in Tom McCarthy’s Bar. This year €8,086 was raised and presented to the charities and organisations as follows: Glebe Lodge Residential Centre received €955 from the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race / Fun Run. Drive-In-Bingo Gaelscoil Aogáin received €1,205… Read more…

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

The question was asked even as the The Galway Street Club played on. Will they do this or something like it again ? Betty and The Mad Ones provided the finest example of how a most unlikely business partnership can work together to bring a dream / idea to fruition – when the will is… Read more…

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Category Archives: Entertainment

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

Castleisland Prepares For Lip Sync Battle 2018

Castleisland Prepares For Lip Sync Battle 2018

Last year Castleisland AFC’s running of Lip Sync Battle was one of the most talked about local events of the year. A capacity crowd filled Castleisland Community Centre last April as 11 acts battled it out to be crowned Lip Sync champions. Freddie Mercury’s and Shakira Steve wowed the crowd and were crowned winners on… Read more…

Red Oak and Time Capsule Complete 30th Year College Celebrations

Red Oak and Time Capsule Complete 30th Year College Celebrations

In the final act of its 30th year celebrations, teachers and students at Castleisland Community College also marked the winter solstice by planting a symbolic red oak tree in the grounds of the school. The end of the calendar year, in which the college celebrated the 30th anniversary of its relocation to its current base,… Read more…

When Culture Night was Handed Down in Scartaglin

When Culture Night was Handed Down in Scartaglin

There was a sublime mingling of Culture Night with more than a hint of the prevailing Handed Down mindset in Scartaglin on Friday evening. The simple, understated style of the presentation on the village square belied the months of preparation which went into the event there and in the kitchen of the nearby heritage centre… Read more…

Thomas Recalls a Whirlwind Week as the Dust Settles

Thomas Recalls a Whirlwind Week as the Dust Settles

With the dust settling back around the Vale of Tralee and the weariness wearing off those who wholeheartedly partook of the Rose festivities, one Castleisland man has made enough friends and memories to last him an entire life time. When Thomas Lynch’s name tripped off Dáithí O Sé’s tongue in ‘The Dome’ that night, it… Read more…

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

The Late Michael Twomey, Actor and Adjudicator

It was as an adjudicator on the Amateur Drama Council of Ireland circuit that the late Michael Twomey endeared himself to audiences at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre in Castleisland and at Siamsa Tire in Tralee. Mr. Twomey, whose acting career spanned over 70 years, died after a short illness in Cork last week at… Read more…

Card Players Turn Up Trumps for Charities

Card Players Turn Up Trumps for Charities

Five charities received €1,000 each from the card players at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Sunday night. The funds are raised through the 31 game held every Sunday night at the hotel. The recipient charities were: Bru Columbanus; Castleisland Day Care Centre; North Kerry Alzheimer’s; Kingdom Carers and Our Lady of the Angels. Results… Read more…

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

Glórach takes a lead from President Trump The Glórach committee has invited President Donald Trump to attend its special screening of Finding Dory at 2.30pm on Sunday August 20th. If he happens to be nearby at his golf club in Co. Clare and can attend – he’s welcome. No Fake News here. During his recent… Read more…

Castleisland Race Committee Charity Donations Total €132,876

Castleisland Race Committee Charity Donations Total €132,876

Castleisland Festival and Race Committee presented cheques to nominated charities on Friday night in Tom McCarthy’s Bar. This year €8,086 was raised and presented to the charities and organisations as follows: Glebe Lodge Residential Centre received €955 from the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race / Fun Run. Drive-In-Bingo Gaelscoil Aogáin received €1,205… Read more…

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

The question was asked even as the The Galway Street Club played on. Will they do this or something like it again ? Betty and The Mad Ones provided the finest example of how a most unlikely business partnership can work together to bring a dream / idea to fruition – when the will is… Read more…

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