Category Archives: Farranfore

Castleisland Should Have Stand Alone Municipal District – Ferris

Castleisland Should Have Stand Alone Municipal District – Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has asked the Local Electoral Area Boundary Committee to grant Castleisland its own Municipal District in the upcoming revision of boundaries. “Castleisland town has been neglected for many years, and has not, unlike other similar sized towns, benefited from tourism or industry,” said Deputy Ferris. New Five-Seat District “MyRead more…

TG4 In Hunt for Talented Families For New TV Show

TG4 In Hunt for Talented Families For New TV Show

I got a call the other evening from Rob at Adare Productions and he told me they’re doing the groundwork for a new television talent show for TG4. The show will be based around a search for Ireland’s most talented family. He asked me if I could think of musically talented families in the KerryRead more…

St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Start from Mart Yard

St. Patrick’s Day Parade to Start from Mart Yard

The scheduled meeting of Castleisland’s St Patrick’s Day Parade ad-hoc committee took place in the River Island Hotel on Thursday night, February 8th. The meeting included valued safety advice from Garda Sergeant John O’Mahony and a welcome increase of members of the public and business people from the town. It was decided that this yearRead more…

Unprecedented Television Coverage for Castleisland

Unprecedented Television Coverage for Castleisland

Castleisland is to be the focus of an unprecedented level of television exposure over the next few weeks. And it starts on this very Sunday morning, February 11th with Fr. Dan O’Riordan as he celebrates Mass live on RTÉ One Television and Radio One at 11am along with Castleisland Parish Choir. Rehearsals have been ongoingRead more…

Pelting Politicians with Turkeys on the Doorsteps

Pelting Politicians with Turkeys on the Doorsteps

“I’m glad to get the opportunity to speak about this important issue but I believe that Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael would be better advised to work together rather than attacking each other across the floor of the House,” said Deputy Danny Healy Rae in Dáil Éireann during the week. He continued: “It ought toRead more…

The Late Ted Moynihan, Chairman of the Kerry Hospice Foundation

The Late Ted Moynihan, Chairman of the Kerry Hospice Foundation

It was with a deep sense of heartfelt sadness that the Kerry Hospice Foundation announced the passing of its founder member and chairman, Ted Moynihan.  By Con Dennehy The 2017 Kerry Person of the Year, Mr. Moynihan (81) passed away on Thursday morning in the tender care of staff at the new Palliative Care InRead more…

Castleisland and Cordal 31 Drive Results

Castleisland and Cordal 31 Drive Results

Cordal Resource Centre 31 Drive Results The following are the results of the card game held in the Cordal Resource Centre on Wednesday night. 1st. Jerry Donoghue and Tom Brennan, Ned O’Callaghan and Joe Walsh. 2nd. Connie Keane and Moss Horan. Ladies: Noreen Reidy and Helen O’Callaghan. Gents: Danny O’Loughlin and Seamus McKenna. Mixed: BridieRead more…

Scartaglen GAA Club News Round-Up

Scartaglen GAA Club News Round-Up

Congratulations to Shauna Tangney  Scartaglen GAA and Scartaglen Coiste na nÓg would like to send its congratulations to Shauna Tangney who has been selected for the U-14 Kerry Ladies Football Team. By Paul Murphy PRO Shauna has been a prominent member of the Scartaglen teams from U-6s to U12s and is now part of theRead more…

The Late Joan Casey, Glountane, Cordal and Monavalley, Tralee,

The Late Joan Casey, Glountane, Cordal and Monavalley, Tralee,

The death has occurred of Joan Casey, (61) Glountane, Cordal, Castleisland and Tamlach Li, Monavalley, Tralee, Co Kerry. On February 5th 2018, peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family. Beloved daughter of the late John and Nora. Sadly missed by her loving brothers and sisters, Bill, Mary, Ray, Abina, Marie, John, Michael,Read more…

St. Mary’s Men Score their Way to Cup Final over KCYMS

St. Mary’s Men Score their Way to Cup Final over KCYMS

Division one men’s Cup Semi-final St. Mary’s v K. C.Y.M.S It was a three point shootout to match no other on Saturday when St. Mary’s hosted K.C.Y.M.S. in the division one men’s cup semi-final at Castleisland Community Centre. By: Liz Galwey PRO No less than 23 three pointers were scored in the game which wentRead more…