Category Archives: Kerry County Council

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

There was a Grand Parade of contemporary Irish poets at the launch of The Deep Heart’s Core at Cork City Library on Wednesday night. Edited by poets, Kiskeam native, Eugene O’Connell and Pat Boran from Portlaoise, the anthology takes the pulse of the state of poetry in Ireland today. Kerry poetry and poets are wellRead more…

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age and, on that note, Martyn Bell will give felt-making workshops in Castleisland Library on May 10th and 17th. Tel: 066 71 6 3403 This year, Kerry County Council, in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council, is bringing workshops in creativeRead more…

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Sub Committees Formed

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Sub Committees Formed

Castleisland Chamber Alliance recently formed a number of sub committees to focus in depth on different areas of potential development in and around the town of its concern.  The sub committees have been formed in the areas like tourism, local area planning, event planning and enterprise promotion. Committee Appointees The tourism committee appointees are: LisaRead more…

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Listowel Writers’ Week organisers have issued an open invitation to their 46th festival which will be held from May 31st. to June 4th. 2017. They’re thrilled to share the programme with you and we are now open for booking. “There’s a joyful mix of all genres of literature, poetry, comedy, art, theatre and of courseRead more…

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

The Ghost of Peggy O’Neil Returns to Gneeveguilla

It may have been the ghost of the famous 1920s actress, Peggy O’Neil, who returned to Gneeveguilla recently to launch her memoir, The Girl from Gneeveguilla. The book follows Peggy’s life from her birth in the Kerry village and her childhood in New York – to where her parents had emigrated and on to herRead more…

Ferris Backing Flavins in Repossession Battle with Bank of Ireland

Ferris Backing Flavins in Repossession Battle with Bank of Ireland

This week in Dáil Éireann, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris, called on the Government to protect a vulnerable Kerry family from having their home repossessed by Bank of Ireland. Speaking under Promised Legislation, Deputy Ferris outlined the case in question: “In January of this year Trish Flavin died suddenly leaving five children, twinsRead more…

Area Volunteers Wanted for Saturday’s County Clean-Up

Area Volunteers Wanted for Saturday’s County Clean-Up

Castleisland Tidy Towns Committee members are getting involved with the KWD County Clean Up on this Saturday April 8th. The committee urges all groups in the various areas of the town to come out on Saturday to do a clean up of their areas. Bags, gloves etc… can be had from Mary Walsh or SheilaRead more…

River Maine Clean-Up – From Rubbish to Recycling

River Maine Clean-Up – From Rubbish to Recycling

The transition year students of Castleisland Community College have been learning recently about the voluntary work of the tidy town’s committee. Mary Walsh and Sheila Hannon gave a talk to the students about the different aspects of the tidy town competition and how marks are awarded. Water Explorer Competition The students have already completed workRead more…

Pope Francis and Cllr. Bobby – The Update

Pope Francis and Cllr. Bobby – The Update

Do you remember last December I told you that Cllr. Bobby O’Connell put down a notice of motion at a Kerry County Council meeting which was held in the community centre in Milltown. Cllr. Bobby’s motion was short and sweet and it read: “That Kerry County Council put in place proposals to invite Pope FrancisRead more…

Local Issues Seeking Answers at Killarney M.D. Meeting

Local Issues Seeking Answers at Killarney M.D. Meeting

The next meeting of the members of the Killarney Municipal District will be held in the Town Hall in Killarney on Wednesday, April 5th 2017 at 10am. Among the items which will come under consideration are these questions concerning issues in Castleisland, Currow and Scartaglin among other areas. List of Concerns High on the listRead more…