Category Archives: Entertainment

Aisling and Thomas, Emma and Michelle Shine at Glittering Dance Finale

Aisling and Thomas, Emma and Michelle Shine at Glittering Dance Finale

If you instantly cop the link between: Paddy White, Nora Fealey, Thomas ‘Harry’ Callaghan, Aisling O’Connell, Michelle Reidy, Emma Sweeney, Lezek Brozozka, Siobhán Daly, Sandra Hartnett-O’Connor and Michael ‘Trod’ Broderick – you’re well up on your history then. The three-year history of Castleisland’s involvement with the countrywide, fundraising phenomena of Strictly Come Dancing – thatRead more…

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Friday turned out to be a Leo kind of evening. As I made my way towards the start of the annual Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K / 10K Road Race / Walk, the cheers of Leo Varadkar supporters and the announcement of his elevation rang in my ears. I got to the Limerick Road starting pointRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News

Abbeyfeale and District News

The monthly West Limerick singing session will be held on this Friday night, June 2nd at 9.30pm in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. By Marian Harnett All welcome to come along and join us for a night of traditional singing and storytelling. Alcoholics Anonymous An open public meeting of AA will take place in Duagh NationalRead more…

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

The coming Sunday, June 4th at 12:30pm the 158th running of Castleisland Races will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan. This year the races are part of the Castleisland Summer Fest which will kick off on Friday evening, June 2nd with the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race andRead more…

Community College Fashion Show on Thursday Night

Community College Fashion Show on Thursday Night

Dedicated followers of fashion would be well advised to put this Thursday night, May 25th, in their diaries as Castleisland Community College hosts its annual fundraising Fashion Show at the River Island Hotel at 7:30pm. A great night is to be expected with both staff and students taking to the catwalk to raise funds forRead more…

Dancers, Musicians – New Department of Performing Arts at KCFE

Dancers, Musicians – New Department of Performing Arts at KCFE

A new suite of Performing Arts courses in Music and Dance has been launched at Kerry College of Further Education in Tralee. From September, interested students can obtain a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music or Dance with a number of focus areas including performance, theatre and music technology. Knowledge and Skills The new coursesRead more…

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

Cameras to Roll for Finale of Hit Drama Patrick

It’s going to be lights, camera and action for the hit drama ‘Patrick’ when it returns for one night only in the INEC in Killarney on Thursday, May 11th.  The powerful show had a hugely-successful run last year in Rathmore and the INEC when over 7,000 people witnessed the story of Rathmore native, Captain PatrickRead more…

Details of 158th Castleisland Races Launched

Details of 158th Castleisland Races Launched

Castleisland Race Committee has launched details of the 158th running of the meeting. The one-day event will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan on Sunday, June 4th from 12:30pm. There will be a card of 10 top class flat races with leading horses from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales taking part.Read more…

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)Read more…

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age and, on that note, Martyn Bell will give felt-making workshops in Castleisland Library on May 10th and 17th. Tel: 066 71 6 3403 This year, Kerry County Council, in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council, is bringing workshops in creativeRead more…