Category Archives: Knocknagoshel

The Late Michael Murphy, Castleisland, Clara and The Bronx

The Late Michael Murphy, Castleisland, Clara and The Bronx

The death has occurred of Michael Murphy, O’Herlihy’s Shop, 26 Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Clara, Co. Offaly and The Bronx, New York. December 17th 2017, peacefully at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Sadly missed by his loving family: Anne, Gerard, Michael, Brid, Catherine, Maurice andRead more…

When there is an empty chair at Christmas

When there is an empty chair at Christmas

It was lovely to get an honourable mention from a colleague, Clodagh Finn in her evocative article in The Irish Examiner this morning. Clodagh was writing about the void in her Christmas card list and the inevitable empty chair at the table this Christmas. Clodagh’s cousin, the late Sr. Lelia Boyle of the Presentation OrderRead more…

Council’s 2018 Support Fund to Invest €750,000 in Community Projects

Council’s 2018 Support Fund to Invest €750,000 in Community Projects

Kerry County Council is inviting applications from community and voluntary organisations across the county for a fund of €750,000 for local, community-based projects and initiatives. The 2018 Community Support Fund was launched on Thursday evening at the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre by the Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr. John Sheahan and Council Chief Executive,Read more…

€10,400 Scart GAA Club Lotto Winner

€10,400 Scart GAA Club Lotto Winner

Scartaglen GAA Club Lotto draw was held in O’Connors Bar for a jackpot of €10,400. There was one winner. Numbers drawn were 2 – 9 – 18 – 20. By Paul Murphy, PRO Congratulations to John Collins, Clonakilty, Co. Cork – brother of Timmy Collins. Thanks to everyone who entered. Next Lotto Draw The nextRead 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), GerardRead more…

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News

St. Mary’s Basketball Club U-16 Girls B had a huge win at home on Saturday. Jane Lawlor had an impressive 28 points from the fifty scored by the girls. By: Liz Galwey PRO Results Division two men St. Mary’s 78 Gneeveguilla 50 U-12 girls division 1 B Bobcats 31 St. Mary’s 15 U-16 girls divisionRead more…

Christmas Windows, The Mad Ones and Mickey Joe Harte

Christmas Windows, The Mad Ones and Mickey Joe Harte

On their metaphorical way to the Mickey Harte Concert at the River Island Hotel on this Saturday night, The Mad Ones threw out a bit of a fun challenge in the form of a Windows District League. Online Poll A ‘Best Dressed Window’ kind of competition and the winner was chosen by way of anRead more…

Christmas Gift Ideas from Oilean Beo Craft Co-Op

Christmas Gift Ideas from Oilean Beo Craft Co-Op

Members of the Oilean Beo Craft Co-op here in Castleisland have been working away over the past couple of months at their arts and crafts benches ahead of the seasonal market. They started out a few years ago with Christmas Cards only but they’ve branched off into ceramics this year and their product range hasRead more…

Kerry Bus to Belfast for Cataract Procedures

Kerry Bus to Belfast for Cataract Procedures

“A bus will be leaving Killarney on Saturday morning at 11am going to Kingsbridge Hospital in Belfast taking 12 patients who are having cataracts removed,” said Deputy Danny Healy Rae. Six from Kerry Six of the travelling party are from Kerry and it was organised at this end by Deputy Healy-Rae. While the other sixRead more…

Makings of an Annual in New Book for GAA Fans

Makings of an Annual in New Book for GAA Fans

A new book entitled 2017 – Stories from the Playing Fields of Kerry & Beyond is a 112 page full-colour round up of all the activities of all the Kerry Football, hurling, camogie and Ladies Football teams during 2017. “In simple terms, it is a yearbook for the year that was 2017,” said its creator,Read more…