Category Archives: Kerry County Council

Kerry Airport Grant Welcomed by Minister Griffin and Cllr. O’Connell

Kerry Airport Grant Welcomed by Minister Griffin and Cllr. O’Connell

Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, TD and his Fine Gael colleague, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, today welcomed the announcement by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D., that he is allocating over three quarters of a million in exchequer grants under his department’s Regional Airports Programme toRead more…

Fourth Féile Na mBláth Cup Win for Kathleen

Fourth Féile Na mBláth Cup Win for Kathleen

Castleisland resident, Ballyduff (Co.Kerry) native, Kathleen Reidy’s flower arranging skills have won her many accolades down through the years. The latest, thought the completion of her entry kept her up all the previous night, came in the weekend’s Féile Na mBláth / Tralee Garden Festival. 60 Entries for Féile Cup Kathleen piece of pure artRead more…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire WhelanRead more…

Council Raises One of County’s 14 Blue Flags at Inch Beach

Council Raises One of County’s 14 Blue Flags at Inch Beach

At Inch Beach in West Kerry this week, Kerry County Council raised one of the county’s 14 Blue Flags for the 2017 season. Kerry beaches have again maintained their excellent standard this year with the awarding of 14 Blue Flags for 2017 by An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland, as announced in recentRead more…

We’re in Tidy Towns Adjudication Season

We’re in Tidy Towns Adjudication Season

“On the Tidy Towns front, things are progressing well with the residents’ groups doing outstanding work on the roads and estates of the town,” said Castleisland Tidy Towns group spokesperson, Mary Walsh in an optimistic opening line. “One big problem facing us this year is that of weeds. Spraying has been outlawed in order toRead more…

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Another Lively Liveline Debate on AHAR Today

Maybe there were charities in the history of the state which polarised opinion like the Animal Heaven Animal Rescue (AHAR) seems to nowadays. But they would have been few and far between and not heard of near as much as the Crag West, Castleisland facility has been over the past couple of years. What’s incredibleRead more…

Tenants Wanted for Shared Office at Carnegie Facility

Tenants Wanted for Shared Office at Carnegie Facility

If they didn’t do another stroke in the course of their existence, Castleisland Chamber Alliance members would be entitled to take a bow for restoring pride and purpose to one of the town’s grand, old buildings. There are generations of Castleislanders grateful to the building and what it held in terms of the role itRead more…

Your Input Invited at Castleisland Town Audit Public Consultation

Your Input Invited at Castleisland Town Audit Public Consultation

Castleisland Chamber Alliance has engaged Exodea Europe Consulting to carry out an audit of Castleisland with a view to preparing a strategy for the development of the town. As part of this process the chamber alliance, together with Exodea Europe Consulting, will host a public consultation meeting at the River Island Hotel on Thursday, JuneRead more…

Cllr. Maura, Currow’s Reidy Bridge and the Lags in Farranfore

Cllr. Maura, Currow’s Reidy Bridge and the Lags in Farranfore

Cllr. Maura Healy Rae raised the following motion at the recent meeting of the Killarney Municipal area concerning issues she followed up on from previous meetings. Cllr. Healy Rae outlined the issues she raised surrounding issues in Currow and Farranfore. Farranfore Village Lags “Firstly, I raised major concerns about the dangerous lags on the approachRead more…

Leisure Cycle and Drive-In Bingo to Wrap Up Festival 2017

Leisure Cycle and Drive-In Bingo to Wrap Up Festival 2017

Charity Cycle and Drive-In Bingo To usher in the latter-up of the Castleisland Summer Festival 2017, on this Friday evening, June 9th there will be a 40k Leisure Cycle in aid of St Ita’s and St Joseph’s National School, Tralee. Registration will take place at the Library Car Park at 6.30pm. There is an entryRead more…