Category Archives: Killarney

Dozens of Free Events for Culture Night in Kerry

Dozens of Free Events for Culture Night in Kerry

Kerry County Council Arts Office has been busy co-ordinating Culture Night events again this year along with arts groups and other organisations who are happy to get involved and offer a free night of cultural events to their communities. The annual Culture Night takes place on Friday, 20 September and there are dozens of events… Read more…

Reel Designs Studio Opens in Kerry’s Fashion Capital

Reel Designs Studio Opens in Kerry’s Fashion Capital

Reel Designs is a new millinery studio which has officially opened its doors today, Wednesday, 4th of September, at 34 Main Street, Castleisland. Reel Design is founded by Reelika Ollo, originally from Estonia. She has been living in Ireland since 2001. At an open day at the new studio last week there was a truly… Read more…

Local Composer’s Nature Music to Get an Airing in Killarney

Local Composer’s Nature Music to Get an Airing in Killarney

Nature Music is an arts project taking place throughout the remainder of August in Killarney and it’s led by the composer and sound artist Seán Ó Dálaigh in collaboration with the Scotia Ensemble of Tralee. The culmination of the project are two concerts during Heritage Week from Friday August 23rd at 7pm and Sunday August… Read more…

Tears as Darragh Begley Leaves to Pursue Career in UK

Tears as Darragh Begley Leaves to Pursue Career in UK

Coaches and athletes of Flares Gymnastics and Cheer paid a tearful bon voyage to volunteer coach, and Castleisland native, Darragh Begley. The club’s practice session in Tralee during the week was the scenes of the tearful farewells as Darragh, who has just completed a four year degree in Health Leisure and Massage, will soon depart… Read more…

Cruinniú na nÓg a Resounding Success Throughout the County

Cruinniú na nÓg a Resounding Success Throughout the County

Creativity was to the fore at Cruinniú na nÓg recently where children and teenagers enjoyed free cultural and creative events across the county. Events and workshops were all well subscribed and feedback from participants has highlighted the demand for more creative activity choices for our young people in Kerry Great Choice of Activity “Feedback tells… Read more…

St. Pat’s Students and Teachers Walk from Darkness into Light

St. Pat’s Students and Teachers Walk from Darkness into Light

On Saturday morning last, May 11th, at 3:15am 30 students, their parents and their teachers from St. Patrick’s Secondary School left Castleisland to take part in the Pieta House Darkness into Light 5k in Tralee. They joined with the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who got together to walk from the darkness… Read more…

Torc Mountain Fire Warning from Kerry County Council

Torc Mountain Fire Warning from Kerry County Council

Kerry Fire Service has attended and contained a fire which occurred overnight in Killarney National Park but is asking members of the public to stay away from the southern side of Torc Mountain until further notice. Risk of Hotspots and Re-Ignition The fire was reported to the Fire Services at 10pm and two units from… Read more…

Table Quiz to Fund Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Table Quiz to Fund Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes

A popular annual table quiz, which raises funds to send Kerry children and young adults with special needs to Lourdes, will be held in Killarney on Thursday, March 7. The Tim Moore Memorial Table Quiz will be held in the Gleneagle Hotel at 7.30pm and the question master will be local charity champion Cathal Walshe.… Read more…

McCarthys Celebrate Over a Century of Clan History

McCarthys Celebrate Over a Century of Clan History

Three generations of the extended McCarthy family from Castleisland rolled back over a century of family history when they hosted a family reunion in Browne’s Bar on Saturday night 16th February 2019. More than 80 people attended the special event where stories, family folklore and memories were shared in a night of nostalgia. The younger… Read more…

Johnnie’s ‘Born for Hardship’ Flying off the Shelves

Johnnie’s ‘Born for Hardship’ Flying off the Shelves

Johnnie Roche is delighted to report that his memoir, Born for Hardship is ‘flying off the shelves’ in Castleisland at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear; Garveys SuperValu; Phil Horan’s Flling Station and also at the Castleisland Co-Op Mart Restuarant. The book, which was launched to a full house at the River Island Hotel on January 12th is… Read more…

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Category Archives: Killarney

Dozens of Free Events for Culture Night in Kerry

Dozens of Free Events for Culture Night in Kerry

Kerry County Council Arts Office has been busy co-ordinating Culture Night events again this year along with arts groups and other organisations who are happy to get involved and offer a free night of cultural events to their communities. The annual Culture Night takes place on Friday, 20 September and there are dozens of events… Read more…

Reel Designs Studio Opens in Kerry’s Fashion Capital

Reel Designs Studio Opens in Kerry’s Fashion Capital

Reel Designs is a new millinery studio which has officially opened its doors today, Wednesday, 4th of September, at 34 Main Street, Castleisland. Reel Design is founded by Reelika Ollo, originally from Estonia. She has been living in Ireland since 2001. At an open day at the new studio last week there was a truly… Read more…

Local Composer’s Nature Music to Get an Airing in Killarney

Local Composer’s Nature Music to Get an Airing in Killarney

Nature Music is an arts project taking place throughout the remainder of August in Killarney and it’s led by the composer and sound artist Seán Ó Dálaigh in collaboration with the Scotia Ensemble of Tralee. The culmination of the project are two concerts during Heritage Week from Friday August 23rd at 7pm and Sunday August… Read more…

Tears as Darragh Begley Leaves to Pursue Career in UK

Tears as Darragh Begley Leaves to Pursue Career in UK

Coaches and athletes of Flares Gymnastics and Cheer paid a tearful bon voyage to volunteer coach, and Castleisland native, Darragh Begley. The club’s practice session in Tralee during the week was the scenes of the tearful farewells as Darragh, who has just completed a four year degree in Health Leisure and Massage, will soon depart… Read more…

Cruinniú na nÓg a Resounding Success Throughout the County

Cruinniú na nÓg a Resounding Success Throughout the County

Creativity was to the fore at Cruinniú na nÓg recently where children and teenagers enjoyed free cultural and creative events across the county. Events and workshops were all well subscribed and feedback from participants has highlighted the demand for more creative activity choices for our young people in Kerry Great Choice of Activity “Feedback tells… Read more…

St. Pat’s Students and Teachers Walk from Darkness into Light

St. Pat’s Students and Teachers Walk from Darkness into Light

On Saturday morning last, May 11th, at 3:15am 30 students, their parents and their teachers from St. Patrick’s Secondary School left Castleisland to take part in the Pieta House Darkness into Light 5k in Tralee. They joined with the hundreds of thousands of people around the world who got together to walk from the darkness… Read more…

Torc Mountain Fire Warning from Kerry County Council

Torc Mountain Fire Warning from Kerry County Council

Kerry Fire Service has attended and contained a fire which occurred overnight in Killarney National Park but is asking members of the public to stay away from the southern side of Torc Mountain until further notice. Risk of Hotspots and Re-Ignition The fire was reported to the Fire Services at 10pm and two units from… Read more…

Table Quiz to Fund Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes

Table Quiz to Fund Children’s Pilgrimage to Lourdes

A popular annual table quiz, which raises funds to send Kerry children and young adults with special needs to Lourdes, will be held in Killarney on Thursday, March 7. The Tim Moore Memorial Table Quiz will be held in the Gleneagle Hotel at 7.30pm and the question master will be local charity champion Cathal Walshe.… Read more…

McCarthys Celebrate Over a Century of Clan History

McCarthys Celebrate Over a Century of Clan History

Three generations of the extended McCarthy family from Castleisland rolled back over a century of family history when they hosted a family reunion in Browne’s Bar on Saturday night 16th February 2019. More than 80 people attended the special event where stories, family folklore and memories were shared in a night of nostalgia. The younger… Read more…

Johnnie’s ‘Born for Hardship’ Flying off the Shelves

Johnnie’s ‘Born for Hardship’ Flying off the Shelves

Johnnie Roche is delighted to report that his memoir, Born for Hardship is ‘flying off the shelves’ in Castleisland at Jackie Reidy’s Menswear; Garveys SuperValu; Phil Horan’s Flling Station and also at the Castleisland Co-Op Mart Restuarant. The book, which was launched to a full house at the River Island Hotel on January 12th is… Read more…

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