Category Archives: Farming

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…

Paddy Bows Out after Closing the Clare / Kerry Circle

Paddy Bows Out after Closing the Clare / Kerry Circle

The just retired Bank of Ireland, Castleisland branch manager, Paddy Garvey surprised a couple of innocent bystanders on the street of the town on Friday evening. Donning a present of an autographed county hurling jersey, Paddy came out as a Clare man. “I was sure he was from West Kerry,” was one man’s response toRead more…

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…