Category Archives: Firies

Presentation Castleisland Celebrated International Women’s Day 2021

Presentation Castleisland Celebrated International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally to highlight the achievements of women. World renowned feminist Gloria Steinem once explained: ‘The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist, nor to any one organisation, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.’ Campaign Theme The International Women’s Day campaign… Read more…

Leader Funding for Six New Units at Firies Based Kerry Food Hub – Cllr. Farrelly

Leader Funding for Six New Units at Firies Based Kerry Food Hub – Cllr. Farrelly

Local independent Kerry County Councillor Charlie Farrelly, who is also a member of the council’s Local Community Development Committee and the Local Action Group has welcomed the granting of Leader funding of €148,674 to the Firies based Kerry Food Hub. Six More Units Planned The food hub was built in Firies in 2016 and consisted… Read more…

Dr. Liz Chandler – My Journey to Fulfillment

Dr. Liz Chandler – My Journey to Fulfillment

Journalist Liz Chandler’s journey from London to Kerry to Dublin to Manchester and to her native Norfolk has taken up most of the past quarter of a century. She worked for The Kingdom Newspaper in Killarney where she made an impact as a conscientious and diligent reporter and later started her own local newsletter, The… Read more…

Cross Community Welcome for Ballyfinnane School Playground

Cross Community Welcome for Ballyfinnane School Playground

Ballyfinane National School in partnership with Ballyfinane Hall Committee are delighted to have received CLÁR Funding for their community playground which was opened recently by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD. Principal Catherine O’Shea said she is delighted with this new addition to the locality as it provides a great social outlet… Read more…

Bishop Browne to Launch Book Banned by Predecessor in 1933

Bishop Browne to Launch Book Banned by Predecessor in 1933

A little bit of history will be made on Thursday, June 7th when the Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne will officially launch a book which was banned by his predecessor Dr Michael O’Brien, Bishop of Kerry 85 years ago. Bishop O’Brien took exception to a claim by curate Fr. William Ferris in his History of… Read more…

Apprentice Chef Wins All Ireland Local Food Hero Award

Apprentice Chef Wins All Ireland Local Food Hero Award

The Apprentice Chef Programme has been awarded the All Ireland Local Food Hero title at the Irish Restaurant Awards. Known in the industry as the Food Oscars, Mark Doe from Just Cooking Cookery School in Firies and IT Tralee Culinary Arts lecturer, Mark Murphy, who founded the programme together, attended a gala ball in Dublin… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

The Late Joan ‘Babe’ Kearney, nee Flynn, Castleisland and Firies

The Late Joan ‘Babe’ Kearney, nee Flynn, Castleisland and Firies

The death has occurred of Joan ‘Babe’ Kearney (nee Flynn), Castleview Drive, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Kearney’s Bar, Main St., Castleisland and late of Firies. December 14th 2017, peacefully in the care of the staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Sadly missed by her loving husband Jimmy, her devoted family: Elma (Sutton, New Ross), Gerard… Read more…

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has been told by Kerry County Council that it is to consider a 4-Way Stop system at Ballyfinnane Crossroads as part of a possible application to the Department of Transport to try to prevent collisions at the dangerous junction in the… Read more…

Currow GAA Club Lotto of €4,100 Jackpot Won

Currow GAA Club Lotto of €4,100 Jackpot Won

 Seniors Gain Points in Listowel Currow went to Listowel on Friday night and came away with another two points to keep our hopes for promotion to Division 1 alive.  The final score was 1-9 to 1-8. The first half was a low scoring affair with Currow creating a number of scoring chances but our accuracy… Read more…

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Category Archives: Firies

Presentation Castleisland Celebrated International Women’s Day 2021

Presentation Castleisland Celebrated International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day is celebrated globally to highlight the achievements of women. World renowned feminist Gloria Steinem once explained: ‘The story of women’s struggle for equality belongs to no single feminist, nor to any one organisation, but to the collective efforts of all who care about human rights.’ Campaign Theme The International Women’s Day campaign… Read more…

Leader Funding for Six New Units at Firies Based Kerry Food Hub – Cllr. Farrelly

Leader Funding for Six New Units at Firies Based Kerry Food Hub – Cllr. Farrelly

Local independent Kerry County Councillor Charlie Farrelly, who is also a member of the council’s Local Community Development Committee and the Local Action Group has welcomed the granting of Leader funding of €148,674 to the Firies based Kerry Food Hub. Six More Units Planned The food hub was built in Firies in 2016 and consisted… Read more…

Dr. Liz Chandler – My Journey to Fulfillment

Dr. Liz Chandler – My Journey to Fulfillment

Journalist Liz Chandler’s journey from London to Kerry to Dublin to Manchester and to her native Norfolk has taken up most of the past quarter of a century. She worked for The Kingdom Newspaper in Killarney where she made an impact as a conscientious and diligent reporter and later started her own local newsletter, The… Read more…

Cross Community Welcome for Ballyfinnane School Playground

Cross Community Welcome for Ballyfinnane School Playground

Ballyfinane National School in partnership with Ballyfinane Hall Committee are delighted to have received CLÁR Funding for their community playground which was opened recently by Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD. Principal Catherine O’Shea said she is delighted with this new addition to the locality as it provides a great social outlet… Read more…

Bishop Browne to Launch Book Banned by Predecessor in 1933

Bishop Browne to Launch Book Banned by Predecessor in 1933

A little bit of history will be made on Thursday, June 7th when the Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne will officially launch a book which was banned by his predecessor Dr Michael O’Brien, Bishop of Kerry 85 years ago. Bishop O’Brien took exception to a claim by curate Fr. William Ferris in his History of… Read more…

Apprentice Chef Wins All Ireland Local Food Hero Award

Apprentice Chef Wins All Ireland Local Food Hero Award

The Apprentice Chef Programme has been awarded the All Ireland Local Food Hero title at the Irish Restaurant Awards. Known in the industry as the Food Oscars, Mark Doe from Just Cooking Cookery School in Firies and IT Tralee Culinary Arts lecturer, Mark Murphy, who founded the programme together, attended a gala ball in Dublin… Read more…

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra

Creating an Archive of the Culture of Sliabh Luachra. Isn’t that some task. However, and thankfully, a lot of what has gone on in the history of music making, poetry writing and the singing of songs has been well documented. The Handed Down committee has been gifted with some rare gems of recordings, scraps of… Read more…

The Late Joan ‘Babe’ Kearney, nee Flynn, Castleisland and Firies

The Late Joan ‘Babe’ Kearney, nee Flynn, Castleisland and Firies

The death has occurred of Joan ‘Babe’ Kearney (nee Flynn), Castleview Drive, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Kearney’s Bar, Main St., Castleisland and late of Firies. December 14th 2017, peacefully in the care of the staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Sadly missed by her loving husband Jimmy, her devoted family: Elma (Sutton, New Ross), Gerard… Read more…

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Minister Griffin’s 4-Way Proposal for Ballyfinnane Cross

Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has been told by Kerry County Council that it is to consider a 4-Way Stop system at Ballyfinnane Crossroads as part of a possible application to the Department of Transport to try to prevent collisions at the dangerous junction in the… Read more…

Currow GAA Club Lotto of €4,100 Jackpot Won

Currow GAA Club Lotto of €4,100 Jackpot Won

 Seniors Gain Points in Listowel Currow went to Listowel on Friday night and came away with another two points to keep our hopes for promotion to Division 1 alive.  The final score was 1-9 to 1-8. The first half was a low scoring affair with Currow creating a number of scoring chances but our accuracy… Read more…

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