Category Archives: Farranfore

Local GAA Clubs Unite in Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Castleisland

Local GAA Clubs Unite in Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Castleisland

The centenary of one of the bloodiest, darkest days in the history of Ireland’s war of independence against the forces of the crown was commemorated In Castleisland on the actual date of its occurrence yesterday. However, today marks the day so appropriately named ‘Bloody Sunday’ ever since. Special Commemoration In a special commemoration at the… Read more…

Broad Support and €50,000 to Revitilise Glounsharoon Viewing Point – Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae

Broad Support and €50,000 to Revitilise Glounsharoon Viewing Point – Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae

“The view from the Glounsharoon is one of the most spectacular in our county and, since being elected in 2019, the issue of revitalising this area has been a top priority for me,” said Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae in the wake of this week’s Castleisland – Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District on-line meeting. €50,000 Tab For… Read more…

Deputy Pa Daly Laments the Continuing Dearth of IDA Visits to Kerry

Deputy Pa Daly Laments the Continuing Dearth of IDA Visits to Kerry

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has sharply criticised the lack of IDA visits to Kerry over the last number of years.  “I asked Minister Varadkar recently about the number of IDA visits to Kerry since 2016, including the year to date in 2020,” said Teachta Daly.   Kerry Neglected by IDA “Kerry is… Read more…

Science Foundation Ireland Award for Curranes N.S.

Science Foundation Ireland Award for Curranes N.S.

There was cause for celebration at Curranes National School on Friday when the school was presented with a prestigious plaque. The school was awarded the Discover Primary Science & Maths plaque from Science Foundation Ireland for excellence in the subjects. On Line Ceremony The awards ceremony was held on-line due to Covid-19. Pupils and their… Read more…

Councillors Welcome CLÁR Fundaing of Over €14,000 for Knocknagoshel Meals on Wheels

Councillors Welcome CLÁR Fundaing of Over €14,000 for Knocknagoshel Meals on Wheels

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae both welcomed the announcement that a sum of €14,800 has been allocated to the Knocknagoshel Over 55’s Group for their Meals on Wheels programme.  The funding, announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, is being provided under the CLÁR programme and it… Read more…

Council Calls for Applications for Arts Act Grant Awards for 2021

Council Calls for Applications for Arts Act Grant Awards for 2021

The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2021. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate public interest in the… Read more…

Schools in Kerry Reminded of ActionTalks Competition

Schools in Kerry Reminded of ActionTalks Competition

Students in Kerry are reminded to submit their entries to ActionTalks, a national speech writing competition organised by ActionAid. The competition, which opened for entries on October 14th, is aimed at secondary school students aged 14 to 17. ActionAid has already had a lot of interest from students across the country and hopes for more… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Receives Four Kerry Enterprise Awards

Castleisland Community College Receives Four Kerry Enterprise Awards

Castleisland Community College students received four awards for their entries to the Kerry Enterprise Awards Competition. Micheál O’Shea of Transition Year was runner-up in the senior category with the educational board game which he designed. The board game entitled Climate Conquest is an innovative approach to learning about climate change. Lesson Plans for Primary School… Read more…

Castle View Footpath Repairs Welcomed by Cllr. O’Connell

Castle View Footpath Repairs Welcomed by Cllr. O’Connell

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell dropped a note and a photograph to let us know that the bad section of footpath at Castle View on the Cordal Road is being repaired. “I have been campaigning for this since 2017 submitting notices of motion during that time,” said Cllr. O’Connell. “It is one of the most frequently used… Read more…

Kerry College and Cidesco Team in Support of Beauty and Spa Sector

Kerry College and Cidesco Team in Support of Beauty and Spa Sector

Kerry College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) has announced a new fee-free and fully funded skills development programme focused on sterilisation and sanitation for the Beauty Therapy and Spa industry. Given the ongoing pressures on this sector due to COVID-19, Kerry College and CIDESCO International felt that schools, students, salons, spas and members… Read more…

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Category Archives: Farranfore

Local GAA Clubs Unite in Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Castleisland

Local GAA Clubs Unite in Bloody Sunday Commemoration in Castleisland

The centenary of one of the bloodiest, darkest days in the history of Ireland’s war of independence against the forces of the crown was commemorated In Castleisland on the actual date of its occurrence yesterday. However, today marks the day so appropriately named ‘Bloody Sunday’ ever since. Special Commemoration In a special commemoration at the… Read more…

Broad Support and €50,000 to Revitilise Glounsharoon Viewing Point – Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae

Broad Support and €50,000 to Revitilise Glounsharoon Viewing Point – Cllr Jackie Healy-Rae

“The view from the Glounsharoon is one of the most spectacular in our county and, since being elected in 2019, the issue of revitalising this area has been a top priority for me,” said Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae in the wake of this week’s Castleisland – Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District on-line meeting. €50,000 Tab For… Read more…

Deputy Pa Daly Laments the Continuing Dearth of IDA Visits to Kerry

Deputy Pa Daly Laments the Continuing Dearth of IDA Visits to Kerry

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has sharply criticised the lack of IDA visits to Kerry over the last number of years.  “I asked Minister Varadkar recently about the number of IDA visits to Kerry since 2016, including the year to date in 2020,” said Teachta Daly.   Kerry Neglected by IDA “Kerry is… Read more…

Science Foundation Ireland Award for Curranes N.S.

Science Foundation Ireland Award for Curranes N.S.

There was cause for celebration at Curranes National School on Friday when the school was presented with a prestigious plaque. The school was awarded the Discover Primary Science & Maths plaque from Science Foundation Ireland for excellence in the subjects. On Line Ceremony The awards ceremony was held on-line due to Covid-19. Pupils and their… Read more…

Councillors Welcome CLÁR Fundaing of Over €14,000 for Knocknagoshel Meals on Wheels

Councillors Welcome CLÁR Fundaing of Over €14,000 for Knocknagoshel Meals on Wheels

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae both welcomed the announcement that a sum of €14,800 has been allocated to the Knocknagoshel Over 55’s Group for their Meals on Wheels programme.  The funding, announced by the Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, is being provided under the CLÁR programme and it… Read more…

Council Calls for Applications for Arts Act Grant Awards for 2021

Council Calls for Applications for Arts Act Grant Awards for 2021

The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process is now open for projects and activities taking place in 2021. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm on Thursday, December 17th 2020. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate public interest in the… Read more…

Schools in Kerry Reminded of ActionTalks Competition

Schools in Kerry Reminded of ActionTalks Competition

Students in Kerry are reminded to submit their entries to ActionTalks, a national speech writing competition organised by ActionAid. The competition, which opened for entries on October 14th, is aimed at secondary school students aged 14 to 17. ActionAid has already had a lot of interest from students across the country and hopes for more… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Receives Four Kerry Enterprise Awards

Castleisland Community College Receives Four Kerry Enterprise Awards

Castleisland Community College students received four awards for their entries to the Kerry Enterprise Awards Competition. Micheál O’Shea of Transition Year was runner-up in the senior category with the educational board game which he designed. The board game entitled Climate Conquest is an innovative approach to learning about climate change. Lesson Plans for Primary School… Read more…

Castle View Footpath Repairs Welcomed by Cllr. O’Connell

Castle View Footpath Repairs Welcomed by Cllr. O’Connell

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell dropped a note and a photograph to let us know that the bad section of footpath at Castle View on the Cordal Road is being repaired. “I have been campaigning for this since 2017 submitting notices of motion during that time,” said Cllr. O’Connell. “It is one of the most frequently used… Read more…

Kerry College and Cidesco Team in Support of Beauty and Spa Sector

Kerry College and Cidesco Team in Support of Beauty and Spa Sector

Kerry College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) has announced a new fee-free and fully funded skills development programme focused on sterilisation and sanitation for the Beauty Therapy and Spa industry. Given the ongoing pressures on this sector due to COVID-19, Kerry College and CIDESCO International felt that schools, students, salons, spas and members… Read more…

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