Category Archives: Firies

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…

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Dancing with the Stars champion, Aidan O’Mahony has found his inner rhythm once more as Kerry’s Culture Night Ambassador. The Rathmore Garda and GAA star will represent his home county as an ambassador promoting the arts on Friday, September 22nd. Culture Night takes place right across Ireland on that evening / night between the hours… Read more…

Award Recognition for Firies based Kerry Food Hub

Award Recognition for Firies based Kerry Food Hub

Kerry Group in partnership with NEWKD are proud to present a Community Vibrancy Recognition Programme Award to Firies Community Enterprise Development Ltd. This award recognises the outstanding achievement in the development of The Kerry Food Hub, Firies. Since its official opening in March 2017, the Food Hub has brought four new businesses to Firies Village… Read more…

Weather Knocks Out this Evening’s Kingdom Classic Car and Honda 50 Run

Weather Knocks Out this Evening’s Kingdom Classic Car and Honda 50 Run

George Glover just rang to say that the weather has taken a hand and caused the postponement of this evening’s scheduled Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club’s eighth annual charity run from Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant. The run, in aid of Downs Syndrome Kerry, was scheduled to get underway at 7pm. Reschedule Over… Read more…

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Category Archives: Firies

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…

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Aidan O’Mahony Steps in as Culture Night Ambassador

Dancing with the Stars champion, Aidan O’Mahony has found his inner rhythm once more as Kerry’s Culture Night Ambassador. The Rathmore Garda and GAA star will represent his home county as an ambassador promoting the arts on Friday, September 22nd. Culture Night takes place right across Ireland on that evening / night between the hours… Read more…

Award Recognition for Firies based Kerry Food Hub

Award Recognition for Firies based Kerry Food Hub

Kerry Group in partnership with NEWKD are proud to present a Community Vibrancy Recognition Programme Award to Firies Community Enterprise Development Ltd. This award recognises the outstanding achievement in the development of The Kerry Food Hub, Firies. Since its official opening in March 2017, the Food Hub has brought four new businesses to Firies Village… Read more…

Weather Knocks Out this Evening’s Kingdom Classic Car and Honda 50 Run

Weather Knocks Out this Evening’s Kingdom Classic Car and Honda 50 Run

George Glover just rang to say that the weather has taken a hand and caused the postponement of this evening’s scheduled Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club’s eighth annual charity run from Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant. The run, in aid of Downs Syndrome Kerry, was scheduled to get underway at 7pm. Reschedule Over… Read more…

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