Category Archives: Farming

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am. Farmers and Landowners Welcome Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South WestRead more…

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Ciara Steps Up Just When Her Country Needed Her To

Listowel native, John ‘Junior’ Griffin is one of Kerry badminton’s best known officials. Now he has to share the ‘Junior Griffin’ moniker with Kerry’s latest rugby star, Ciara Griffin of Ballymacelligott. Ciara Griffin – known as ‘Junior’ to her friends, plays her club rugby with Tralee and with Munster. She made her international debut againstRead more…

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Minister Moran Made Aware of Castleisland’s Flooding Problems

Kerry Independents TDs and brothers, Deputy Danny and Deputy Michael Healy Rae with Cllr. Maura Healy Rae and Cllr. Sammy Locke, met with Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works and Flood Relief during his visit to Kerry this morning. Flooding issues in various parts of theRead more…

Video on Making Griddle Bread by Ann O’Connor

Video on Making Griddle Bread by Ann O’Connor

Thanks to Gina McElligott for sending me the link to the attached film clip. It’s one featuring Ann O’Connor of the talented musical family of Mullaghmarkey here in Castleisland. Ann is filmed here baking soda bread / griddle bread during her years as a Bean a’ Tí at Muckross Traditional Farm in Killarney. Hints andRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Farm Safety Week Farm Safety Week will take place this year from July 24- 28. The campaign will focus on a different risk each day. Farmers will be encouraged to take some time during the week to assess the safety of routine tasks. The message for Farm Safety Week is that farm safety is aRead more…

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Maybe there were charities in the history of the state which polarised opinion like the Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) seems to nowadays. But they would have been few and far between and not heard of near as much as the Crag West, Castleisland facility has been over the past couple of years. What’s incredibleRead more…

Cash for Ash at Today’s Castleisland Vintage Run

Cash for Ash at Today’s Castleisland Vintage Run

A 7′ x 4′ x one metre deep trailer of seasoned ash firewood will be raffled as part of the Castleisland Vintage Run efforts to raise funds for the Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry / Cork Health Link Bus service. To win the contents of the trailer, tickets for €5 each or three for €10Read more…

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Making Hay While the Sun Shines

Because my weather glass is gone down from its all-time-high of Friday morning I was wondering what the Met Éireann forecast is like for the foreseeable future.  Tonight: Continuing dry and sunny in most places this evening with some cloud pushing into western coasts. Very mild tonight and with some mist and fog developing overnight.Read more…

Johnnie Roche – The Story Behind ‘Listowel To The Liffey’

Johnnie Roche – The Story Behind ‘Listowel To The Liffey’

The success of Johnnie Roche’s recently published book, Listowel to The Liffey has taken him aback, somewhat. And that took some doing as anyone who knows him will understand. I took a phone call in the middle of Galway City last Thursday from a lady in some branch of Easons in Kerry looking for hisRead more…

Your Input Invited at Castleisland Town Audit Public Consultation

Your Input Invited at Castleisland Town Audit Public Consultation

Castleisland Chamber Alliance has engaged Exodea Europe Consulting to carry out an audit of Castleisland with a view to preparing a strategy for the development of the town. As part of this process the chamber alliance, together with Exodea Europe Consulting, will host a public consultation meeting at the River Island Hotel on Thursday, JuneRead more…