Category Archives: Farming

National Writing Award for Scartaglin Student

National Writing Award for Scartaglin Student

Shane McEnery, a third year student at St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland, was announced as the overall, national winner of the Irish Emigration Museum’s competition ‘Migrant Memories’ which was run in conjunction with the Irish Independent. Shane, from Scartaglin, along with other members of his class entered this competition under the guidance of their teacherRead more…

The late Danny McSweeney, Castleisland

The late Danny McSweeney, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Danny McSweeney, 43 St.Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, late of 33 Convent Street, Castleisland. An employee of the Castleisland Co-operative Mart. On May 18th 2017, peacefully, at home surrounded by his loving family. Beloved son of the late Ikey and brother of the late Patrick. Sadly missed by his heartbrokenRead more…

Ferris Criticises Fianna Fáil’s Failure to Support Hill Farmers’ Motion

Ferris Criticises Fianna Fáil’s Failure to Support Hill Farmers’ Motion

Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has criticised the lack of support from Fianna Fail and Fine Gael for a Sinn Féin motion seeking to improve the terms of the Areas of Natural Constraints (ANC) Scheme. “As a TD for a rural county like Kerry I am well aware of the difficulties that our hill farmersRead more…

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

The roads of Munster and probably beyond will lead to Browne’s Open Day on this Wednesday, May 10th from 10:30am to 5pm. Past masters at catering for huge gatherings of this nature, Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders’ Providers draw people from well beyond that which should be their natural or commercial boundaries. Roll Call ofRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Kerry Gardaí Warn of Credit Card Phone Scam: A number of people have been in touch with Kerry Garda stations saying that they have received a call from an 021 number. By Marian Harnett The caller says that they are from a bank and that there is a problem with their credit card. Garda adviceRead more…

Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Club Show and Sale

Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Club Show and Sale

The Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Club held its annual heifer show and sale at Castleisland Mart on Friday, March 24th. An entry of 43 exceptional quality calved heifers were on offer. Peter Kennelly, Akeragh Herd, Ardfert tapped out his champion. Killarney Winner Lot 39 Aghaleemore Margaret 55 and reserve champion lot 4 Aghaleemore Margaret 46,Read more…

Community College Tractor Run – A Roaring Success

Community College Tractor Run – A Roaring Success

Months of hard work and planning came together recently for the long-awaited, Castleisland Community College Tractor Run. No less than 31 vintage and modern tractors hit the road on Sunday, March 5th in aid of farm safety education for students in the community college. Young Social Innovators The idea for the tractor run came fromRead more…

The late Tony Fleming, Currow Village

The late Tony Fleming, Currow Village

The death has occurred of Tony (John Anthony) Fleming, (84) Currow Village, Killarney, Co. Kerry, on March 5th 2017. Peacefully at home surrounded by his loving wife Maxie and daughters Liz (Cork), Maura (Naas) and Eimear (Kill). Sadly missed by his wife, daughters, sister Mai Kinane (Tipperary), sons-in-law Eoin and Kevin, his adored grandchildren Conall,Read more…

The late Dan Coffey, Kilcusnin, Cordal, Castleisland

The late Dan Coffey, Kilcusnin, Cordal, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Dan Coffey, (60) Kilcusnin, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, March 5th 2017, peacefully at University Hospital Kerry, after a long illness, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Margaret, daughter Mary, sons Daniel, Damian and his partner Fern, granddaughters Leah and Laurie, brothers Richard and Denis, sisterRead more…

Danny Healy Rae TD Welcomes 2017 National Reserve Scheme

Danny Healy Rae TD Welcomes 2017 National Reserve Scheme

Danny Healy Rae, TD was pleased at the announcement by Minister Michael Creed this week of the 2017 National Reserve Scheme. “I would like to welcome the announcement made by the Minister for Agriculture, Michael Creed, that there will be a National Reserve Scheme for 2017. “I have been advocating for this scheme to beRead more…