Category Archives: Gneeveguilla

The Green Door – New Ideas for Friday Nights in Castleisland

The Green Door – New Ideas for Friday Nights in Castleisland

In the course of feeding and watering the people of these hills and valley for just over the past quarter of a century, Margaret O’Rourke has seen some of Ireland’s most famous faces sitting down within the walls of her restaurant, The Green Door. Now situated at No. 53 Main Street, Castleisland since July 2018… Read more…

Decorated America Airman with Local Connections

Decorated America Airman with Local Connections

   American army airman, Col John F. Brosnan, age 89, died on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in San Antonio Texas. John was the son of Denis Brosnan and Mary Ann Hickey and was born on February 18, 1929 in New York City. Col. Brosnan was a cousin of the Kearney family of Tubbermaing, Castleisland  and… Read more…

Knocknagoshel and Gneeveguilla the Latest in Rural Post Office Closures List

Knocknagoshel and Gneeveguilla the Latest in Rural Post Office Closures List

The post offices of Knocknagoshel and Gneeveguilla are the most recent of their kind in the news and for the worst possible reason. In spite of protests and politicians and offers of alternatives within the areas concerned, An Post and its bord snip have decided to cut these areas adrift and let them fend for… Read more…

Deputy Danny Bitterly Disappointed at Post Office Closures

Deputy Danny Bitterly Disappointed at Post Office Closures

Danny Healy Rae TD has issued a statement in which he expresses bitter disappointment that 12 post offices in Kerry are being closed under the watch of this government. Heart Torn Out “The heart is being torn out of 12 communities in rural Kerry and Minister Denis Naughten and his government will never be forgiven… 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…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

A subtle reminder that there was a right gathering of contemporary musical stars at Tureencahill Community Centre on a Saturday night early last month for the visit of the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House crew. This was the latest in the long line of field trips by RTÉ Radio – and going away back too.… Read more…

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

If Sliabh Luachra is a state of mind then Tureencahill is a school of thought. On a Friday afternoon at the end of June 2014 Tureencahill National School closed its doors for the last time. A short while after, the building fell into the right hands. A lot of thought went into its future role… Read more…

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

It’s a rare occasion indeed that a rendering of My Native Brosna Town isn’t sung in celebration or in sadness in the village for which it was so loving written and so clearly associated. Christenings, weddings, wakes and funerals are all ideal occasions on which to give vent to one of the finest local songs… Read more…

‘Kids Go Free Campaign’ Launched by Local Link Kerry

‘Kids Go Free Campaign’ Launched by Local Link Kerry

Local Link Kerry has announced its new rural transport initiative with the Kids Go Free Campaign from August 14th to 27th. Local Link is the National brand for Public Transport services in local and rural areas of Ireland.  There are 17 Local Link offices or transport co-ordination units nationally that operate as agents of the… Read more…

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Category Archives: Gneeveguilla

The Green Door – New Ideas for Friday Nights in Castleisland

The Green Door – New Ideas for Friday Nights in Castleisland

In the course of feeding and watering the people of these hills and valley for just over the past quarter of a century, Margaret O’Rourke has seen some of Ireland’s most famous faces sitting down within the walls of her restaurant, The Green Door. Now situated at No. 53 Main Street, Castleisland since July 2018… Read more…

Decorated America Airman with Local Connections

Decorated America Airman with Local Connections

   American army airman, Col John F. Brosnan, age 89, died on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in San Antonio Texas. John was the son of Denis Brosnan and Mary Ann Hickey and was born on February 18, 1929 in New York City. Col. Brosnan was a cousin of the Kearney family of Tubbermaing, Castleisland  and… Read more…

Knocknagoshel and Gneeveguilla the Latest in Rural Post Office Closures List

Knocknagoshel and Gneeveguilla the Latest in Rural Post Office Closures List

The post offices of Knocknagoshel and Gneeveguilla are the most recent of their kind in the news and for the worst possible reason. In spite of protests and politicians and offers of alternatives within the areas concerned, An Post and its bord snip have decided to cut these areas adrift and let them fend for… Read more…

Deputy Danny Bitterly Disappointed at Post Office Closures

Deputy Danny Bitterly Disappointed at Post Office Closures

Danny Healy Rae TD has issued a statement in which he expresses bitter disappointment that 12 post offices in Kerry are being closed under the watch of this government. Heart Torn Out “The heart is being torn out of 12 communities in rural Kerry and Minister Denis Naughten and his government will never be forgiven… 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…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

RTÉ Céilí House from Tureencahill Tonight just after 9pm

A subtle reminder that there was a right gathering of contemporary musical stars at Tureencahill Community Centre on a Saturday night early last month for the visit of the RTÉ Radio One Céilí House crew. This was the latest in the long line of field trips by RTÉ Radio – and going away back too.… Read more…

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

Céilí House and the Moving Heart in Tureencahill

If Sliabh Luachra is a state of mind then Tureencahill is a school of thought. On a Friday afternoon at the end of June 2014 Tureencahill National School closed its doors for the last time. A short while after, the building fell into the right hands. A lot of thought went into its future role… Read more…

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

Danny Hannon to be Celebrated in his Native Brosna Town

It’s a rare occasion indeed that a rendering of My Native Brosna Town isn’t sung in celebration or in sadness in the village for which it was so loving written and so clearly associated. Christenings, weddings, wakes and funerals are all ideal occasions on which to give vent to one of the finest local songs… Read more…

‘Kids Go Free Campaign’ Launched by Local Link Kerry

‘Kids Go Free Campaign’ Launched by Local Link Kerry

Local Link Kerry has announced its new rural transport initiative with the Kids Go Free Campaign from August 14th to 27th. Local Link is the National brand for Public Transport services in local and rural areas of Ireland.  There are 17 Local Link offices or transport co-ordination units nationally that operate as agents of the… Read more…

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