Category Archives: Listowel

The late Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Castleisland and Listowel

The late Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Castleisland and Listowel

The death has occurred of Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, (86) Presentation Convent, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Bridge Road, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Former staff member of Mater Dei Institue of Education, Dublin. On April 22nd. 2017, peacefully at Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee. Predeceased by her parents Tom and Maria O’Sullivan, her sister Sr. Mary, PresentationRead more…

Ex FCA / RDF Members Called to Arms

Ex FCA / RDF Members Called to Arms

All ex Forsa Cosanta Áitiuil (FCA) and Reserve Defence Forces (RDF) members have been called to arms – the Listowel Arms – that is. For the past six years, Listowel has held a military festival and 2016 saw the introduction of the first 15th Battalion FCA/PDF and 32nd RDF Reunion. This year’s reunion will takeRead 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…

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…

Going that Extra Mile at An Ríocht

Going that Extra Mile at An Ríocht

It’s tourism of sorts I suppose when you bring people into your locality even for a few hours and send them home fed, watered, sober and happy. Praise was heaped on all at An Riocht AC from all quarters on the facilities, helpfulness, hospitality and organisation of the annual An Ríocht AC / Lee StrandRead more…

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

John Spillane to Conduct Songwriting Workshop in Listowel

The organisers of the annual Listowel Writers’ Week are thrilled and delighted to announce that the wonderfully talented John Spillane is due in Listowel to teach a three-day Song Writing Workshop during the festival. John is a musician, songwriter, performer, recording artist, storyteller, poet, dreamer. His music transports listeners; his live performance captivates the audience.Read more…

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Free Drama Workshop in April – Book Now

Actor and playwright Michael Hilliard Mulcahy, who is currently the drama facilitator with the Killarney Municipal District, will be giving free drama workshops in April for anyone interested in acting. The workshops are being held in the Killarney Cultural Centre on the weekend of April 8th and 9th. Successful Series “We had a very successfulRead more…

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Ross Visit Must be More than a PR Stunt – Ferris

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris has said that today’s visit by Minister for Transport, Shane Ross, TD, must be more than the usual PR stunt for politicians looking towards the next general election. “Kerry is well used to these PR visits by ministers who come and offer sympathy and nothing else,” said DeputyRead more…

Abbeyfeale News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale News Round-Up

Noonan’s Christmas Lights A massive €26,700 was raised by Tony Noonan’s 2016 Charity Christmas Lights in Templeglantine. By Mairan Harnett Tony and his family would like to thank all those who donated and supported them and voted for them during the Energia competition for the best Christmas Display. They received €4,000 to add to theRead more…

Lady Needs Lift from Listowel to Castleisland

Lady Needs Lift from Listowel to Castleisland

It would probably crack the glass and twist the hands on the scale of political correctness now, but I recall a time only recently gone when the following note could be filed under: Damsel in Distress. Well, if this isn’t a moment when PC should get the cold shoulder I don’t know when. I foundRead more…