Category Archives: Knocknagoshel

The Late Mary O’Connell, Nee Marie Nolan, Aherla and late of Castleisland

The Late Mary O’Connell, Nee Marie Nolan, Aherla and late of Castleisland

The death has occurred of Mary O’Connell, Aherla and formerly of Ballincollig, Co. Cork  and late of Castleisland, Co. Kerry. On October 26th 2021, peacefully, at Marymount University Hospital and hospice. Surrounded by her loving family, Mary, nee Nolan, loving mother of Liam, Stephen, Anne-Marie and Laura, fond grandmother of Kayleigh, Jack and Gracie Mai.… Read more…

Gerdie Murphy – Not Half the Man he Used to Be – Nearly

Gerdie Murphy – Not Half the Man he Used to Be – Nearly

There’s a line from the famous mid 1960s song ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles and one with which Castleisland man Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy could claim empathy – but with a positive twist. ‘I’m not half the man I used to be.’ Gerdie has been on a mission for the past 15 months to become close to… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club / Divanes Castleisland Car Raffle The VW Golf raffle launched by Brosna GAA Club in June reached a thrilling conclusion on Saturday last.  Hosted by Divanes Castleisland, the draw revealed the lucky winner to be Willie Fitzgerald, Meelin, Co. Cork. Mr. Fitzgerald is already a great supporter of the club and a… Read more…

Weekend AGM and Farm Walk for Irish Aubrac Society in Castleisland

Weekend AGM and Farm Walk for Irish Aubrac Society in Castleisland

Shane McAuliffe of Parknageragh House will host the Irish Aubrac Society farm walk on his adjoining lands in Castleisland on this Saturday, October 30th starting at 1.30pm. The society will host its AGM at the River Island Hotel on Saturday evening and large numbers of Aubrac farmers from across Ireland are expected in Castleisland for… Read more…

Split the Bucket’s Bank Holiday Pot of €1,047 Went up to Scart

Split the Bucket’s Bank Holiday Pot of €1,047 Went up to Scart

The bank holiday weekend’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw carried a guaranteed a prize of at least €1,000 and club members were delighted that the prize got over the line with €47 to spare. The lucky winner of the prize of €1,047 was Ger O’Connell from Scartaglin. Up to Scart Next Weekend “It is… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Remembers President Donal Kelliher, RIP

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Remembers President Donal Kelliher, RIP

On his month’s mind Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club has paid tribute to a long serving player, official and club business stalwart, Donal Kelliher, RIP. By Eilish O’Leary, Club PRO Donal, who passed away on September 21st was involved with the club for many years and anchored the team at full back where he was aided… Read more…

Play on Lyreacrompane Bog Drainage Scheme of 1752 – Rehearsals in Full Swing

Play on Lyreacrompane Bog Drainage Scheme of 1752 – Rehearsals in Full Swing

Richard Walsh from Ballybunion is currently theatre artist in residence at St. John’s Theatre in Listowel – a post funded by the Arts Council with support from Kerry County Council. His theatre company NoKe Theatre (North Kerry Theatre) has been founded to develop theatre that unravels the landscape of North Kerry and the effects of… Read more…

Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Kerry in Infrastructure Scheme

Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Kerry in Infrastructure Scheme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes the Government announcement of an allocation of €210,341.78 for 11 Kerry projects as part of an investment in adventure and rural tourism. The funding, under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), will further enhance our unique natural amenities and support Rural Ireland as a destination for… Read more…

Ballymac Luckily Lands €10,000 Winnings Windfall For Castleisland Day Care Centre

Ballymac Luckily Lands €10,000 Winnings Windfall For Castleisland Day Care Centre

Last July at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee the final of the Pestana@stud and Droopy’s Kennels Hospital stake was run off. The result of that race triggered a series of positive reverberations for Castleisland Day Care Centre and just this week saw the presentation of a donation of €10,000 to the centre by Fr.… Read more…

Inefficiencies in the Handling of Parcels and Packages – Daly

Inefficiencies in the Handling of Parcels and Packages – Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called out inefficiencies causing financial and environmental waste that is occurring in the handling of parcels and packages. Teachta Daly said that there are two issues affecting parcel deliveries in Ireland, however the common theme is a scandalous waste of money and environmental resources in delivery of… Read more…

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Category Archives: Knocknagoshel

The Late Mary O’Connell, Nee Marie Nolan, Aherla and late of Castleisland

The Late Mary O’Connell, Nee Marie Nolan, Aherla and late of Castleisland

The death has occurred of Mary O’Connell, Aherla and formerly of Ballincollig, Co. Cork  and late of Castleisland, Co. Kerry. On October 26th 2021, peacefully, at Marymount University Hospital and hospice. Surrounded by her loving family, Mary, nee Nolan, loving mother of Liam, Stephen, Anne-Marie and Laura, fond grandmother of Kayleigh, Jack and Gracie Mai.… Read more…

Gerdie Murphy – Not Half the Man he Used to Be – Nearly

Gerdie Murphy – Not Half the Man he Used to Be – Nearly

There’s a line from the famous mid 1960s song ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles and one with which Castleisland man Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy could claim empathy – but with a positive twist. ‘I’m not half the man I used to be.’ Gerdie has been on a mission for the past 15 months to become close to… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club / Divanes Castleisland Car Raffle The VW Golf raffle launched by Brosna GAA Club in June reached a thrilling conclusion on Saturday last.  Hosted by Divanes Castleisland, the draw revealed the lucky winner to be Willie Fitzgerald, Meelin, Co. Cork. Mr. Fitzgerald is already a great supporter of the club and a… Read more…

Weekend AGM and Farm Walk for Irish Aubrac Society in Castleisland

Weekend AGM and Farm Walk for Irish Aubrac Society in Castleisland

Shane McAuliffe of Parknageragh House will host the Irish Aubrac Society farm walk on his adjoining lands in Castleisland on this Saturday, October 30th starting at 1.30pm. The society will host its AGM at the River Island Hotel on Saturday evening and large numbers of Aubrac farmers from across Ireland are expected in Castleisland for… Read more…

Split the Bucket’s Bank Holiday Pot of €1,047 Went up to Scart

Split the Bucket’s Bank Holiday Pot of €1,047 Went up to Scart

The bank holiday weekend’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw carried a guaranteed a prize of at least €1,000 and club members were delighted that the prize got over the line with €47 to spare. The lucky winner of the prize of €1,047 was Ger O’Connell from Scartaglin. Up to Scart Next Weekend “It is… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Remembers President Donal Kelliher, RIP

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Remembers President Donal Kelliher, RIP

On his month’s mind Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club has paid tribute to a long serving player, official and club business stalwart, Donal Kelliher, RIP. By Eilish O’Leary, Club PRO Donal, who passed away on September 21st was involved with the club for many years and anchored the team at full back where he was aided… Read more…

Play on Lyreacrompane Bog Drainage Scheme of 1752 – Rehearsals in Full Swing

Play on Lyreacrompane Bog Drainage Scheme of 1752 – Rehearsals in Full Swing

Richard Walsh from Ballybunion is currently theatre artist in residence at St. John’s Theatre in Listowel – a post funded by the Arts Council with support from Kerry County Council. His theatre company NoKe Theatre (North Kerry Theatre) has been founded to develop theatre that unravels the landscape of North Kerry and the effects of… Read more…

Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Kerry in Infrastructure Scheme

Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Kerry in Infrastructure Scheme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes the Government announcement of an allocation of €210,341.78 for 11 Kerry projects as part of an investment in adventure and rural tourism. The funding, under the Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure Scheme (ORIS), will further enhance our unique natural amenities and support Rural Ireland as a destination for… Read more…

Ballymac Luckily Lands €10,000 Winnings Windfall For Castleisland Day Care Centre

Ballymac Luckily Lands €10,000 Winnings Windfall For Castleisland Day Care Centre

Last July at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee the final of the Pestana@stud and Droopy’s Kennels Hospital stake was run off. The result of that race triggered a series of positive reverberations for Castleisland Day Care Centre and just this week saw the presentation of a donation of €10,000 to the centre by Fr.… Read more…

Inefficiencies in the Handling of Parcels and Packages – Daly

Inefficiencies in the Handling of Parcels and Packages – Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called out inefficiencies causing financial and environmental waste that is occurring in the handling of parcels and packages. Teachta Daly said that there are two issues affecting parcel deliveries in Ireland, however the common theme is a scandalous waste of money and environmental resources in delivery of… Read more…

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