Category Archives: Farranfore

Joe Delighted to Celebrate 50th with Family and Friends

Joe Delighted to Celebrate 50th with Family and Friends

Those born under the astrological symbol of Scorpio are said to be blessed with desire, resilience and willfulness. Local taxi driver, Joe O’Callaghan – ‘Smokey’ to his friends – was born on the cut-off point of October 31st all of 50 years ago. He shares the date with a whole raft of artists of manyRead more…

Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor, Farmer / Musician R.I.P.

Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor, Farmer / Musician R.I.P.

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music,” – Philosopher, Friedrich Nietzsche. The Late Jackie Dan Jerry O’Connor I have the late Jackie Dan Jerry in my phone as ‘Farmer/Musician’ and that’s a fair summation of the man’s life. He was equally serious aboutRead more…

Kerry Deputies Raise Health Issues in Dáil Éireann

Kerry Deputies Raise Health Issues in Dáil Éireann

Ferris Raises Plight of Families Awaiting Respite Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has once again raised the plight of families with adult children with physical or intellectual disabilities on the floor of the Dáil. This week under the order of business Deputy Ferris said that families are continuously having to fight for basicRead more…

Successful Presentation and Race Night for Desmonds

Successful Presentation and Race Night for Desmonds

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club’s Presentation and Video Horse Racing Night at the River Island Hotel proved a great success.  By: Gerdie Murphy, PRO We wish to thank all of those who sponsored races on the night and to all of those who bought horses and supported the event  on the night. We presented awards toRead more…

Medals, Moving and More for Boxing Club and Revamp

Medals, Moving and More for Boxing Club and Revamp

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club has just had a fantastic weekend of activity with a strong squad of eight boxers. The travelling group included: Paddy Walsh, Barry O’Connor, Paul Browne, Ava Fitzmaurice, Katelyn Horan, Jordan Coffey, Liam Walsh, Sean O’Brien and Bridget O’Brien. Team Manager Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey, Coaches: John O’Connell, Barry Walsh and John Coffey. ARead more…

Great Dane Gives Irish Supporters The Boot

Great Dane Gives Irish Supporters The Boot

The news on the sporting landscape was all dark on Wednesday. Tuesday night’s crushing defeat of Ireland by Denmark and the end of the 2018 World Cup dreams was enough to be going on with. Close on its heels came the news that Ireland didn’t quite make it on the Rugby World Cup front eitherRead more…

Camera Club Coffee Morning and Exhibition

Camera Club Coffee Morning and Exhibition

Castleisland Camera Club PRO Breda McGaley has issued a subtle reminder that the club will open its charity coffee morning and photographic exhibition on this very Saturday, November 18th. from 11am to 2pm at its pop-up gallery in J.K. O’Connor’s. Breda also sent a selection of photographs taken by members for your perusal. Available toRead more…

Kerry County Council Announces Arts Funding for 2018

Kerry County Council Announces Arts Funding for 2018

 The annual call for applications by Kerry County Council for arts grants and bursaries is currently underway. The application process is managed by the Arts Office of the council is co-ordinated by Arts Officer, Kate Kennelly. “We welcome applications across all our funding streams and see the awarding of grant-aid as an essential part ofRead more…

Rae Roasts Ross on Rural Regulations

Rae Roasts Ross on Rural Regulations

The Rural Ireland / Red Rag to a Bull Flag was raised in Dáill Éireann again this week when Minister Shane Ross drove another knee into the groin of all outside of the Pale. The words of the Leo Sayer song – When I Kneed You – come to mind. The red rag rose DeputyRead more…

Siobhán as Gaeilge agus Oileán Chiarraí ar TG4

Siobhán as Gaeilge agus Oileán Chiarraí ar TG4

On this Wednesday night, November 15th Castleisland will feature on a new TG4 programme ‘Gléasta chun Féasta.’ The programme takes a look at a special day in the life of someone who lives their life through Gaeilge. Past Pupil Siobhán Ní Lioncháin is a past pupil of Gaelscoil Aogáin who was taught by her principalRead more…