Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Congratulations to Diarmuid Congratulations to Diarmuid Herlihy and Na Gaeil GAA Club on winning the Munster Junior Final. Diarmuid is son of Micheal Herlihy from Knockane. Knocknagoshel Clothes Collection Knocknagoshel GAA Club holds an ongoing clothes collection to help raise funds for the club. Bags of clothes can be left into the white lorry container…

Christmas Church Services in Castleisland, Cordal and Scartaglin

Christmas Church Services in Castleisland, Cordal and Scartaglin

The following is a list of church services for confessions and masses in Castleisland, Cordal and Scartaglin over the rapidly approaching Christmas season – as issued by the parish office. Castleisland Parish Christmas Confessions and Masses Castleisland Parish Christmas Confessions will take place before and after all masses in the parish this weekend 14th and…

The Hillside Scribbler – Castleisland Launch in Browne’s Bar

The Hillside Scribbler – Castleisland Launch in Browne’s Bar

After a launch day at Hughes’ Bar in Cordal which surpassed all his expectations, The Hillside Scribbler is back on the road by popular demand. Also known as Jimmy Cullinane, the Castleisland launch of his book of poems of the same name will be held in Browne’s Bar, Lower Main Street on this Saturday afternoon,…

The Late Eileen Ellen Harrington, nee O’Connor, Mullaghmarkey, Castleisland

The Late Eileen Ellen Harrington, nee O’Connor, Mullaghmarkey, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Eileen Ellen Harrington, nee O’Connor, Mullaghmarkey, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Harrington’s Butcher Shop, Main Street, Castleisland. Peacefully on December 10th 2019, in the presence of her loving daughter Margaret and the kind and wonderful staff at St. Columbanus Home, Killarney. Beloved wife of the late Denis and mother…

Kerry College Monavalley Campus Awards Night

Kerry College Monavalley Campus Awards Night

Kerry College of Further Education and Training, Monavalley Campus, will hold a certification and awards night at the Rose Hotel, Tralee this Thursday at 7pm. Two students on the Radio Production and Digital Journalism course – delivered by Radio Kerry – will be presented with a special achievement award on the night. Class Inspiration Dara…

Kilcummin: Folk, Land and Liberty – By Conor Doolan

Kilcummin: Folk, Land and Liberty – By Conor Doolan

Kilcummin’s rich and fascinating heritage is unveiled in new local history book and one written by a local. Kilcummin: Folk, Land and Liberty is the first dedicated history of Kilcummin to be written in twenty years. In the book, Conor Doolan recounts the extraordinary stories of Kilcummin’s rich and fascinating heritage. During the course of…

St. Mary’s Launch Golden Jubilee Christmas Blitz Programme

St. Mary’s Launch Golden Jubilee Christmas Blitz Programme

The launch of St. Mary’s Basketball Club 50th Christmas Blitz took place in the River Island Hotel on Friday night. Speakers at the event included Michael John Kearney, chairperson of the Castleisland Chamber Alliance and John Breen, Municipal District area manager. By Liz Galwey PRO Both praised the club for its work in organising the…

Knocknagoshel Church Concert for Cemetery Altar

Knocknagoshel Church Concert for Cemetery Altar

St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel will hold a concert in the church on the coming Sunday, December 15th at 7pm. Doors open at 6pm and the music on the night will be by Noel McAuliffe and Lenord Casey with a troupe of local talent. “The event is a fundraiser for a permanent altar in St. Mary’s…

Shane Brennan Split the Bucket with Castleisland RFC for his €1,150 Share

Shane Brennan Split the Bucket with Castleisland RFC for his €1,150 Share

The winner of last Saturday night’s Split the Bucket draw which was held in the Fountain Bar on December 7th. was Shane Brennan, Killarney Road. Shane won €1,150. The next draw will be held in The Halfway Bar, Ballymacelligott on Saturday, December 14th. Split the Bucket – How to Play Buckets and envelopes are available…

Castleisland Parish Choir in Carol Service on Sunday at 5pm

Castleisland Parish Choir in Carol Service on Sunday at 5pm

The Castleisland Parish Choir will perform a Carol Service on the coming Sunday, December 15th. at the Church of Saints Stephen and John at 5pm. The choir will be singing all the much loved Christmas carols with one or two new pieces and some solos as well. The choir members have chosen My Canine Companion…

Tangerine Army On the Road – Brosna GAA Club News

Tangerine Army On the Road – Brosna GAA Club News

Tangerine Army On the Road Again – By Bus Here’s a golden opportunity for all you Brosna fans to travel to the epic North Kerry Football Championship Final in Ballylongford on Sunday, December 15th. A bus will depart from the square at 11.45am on match day. Stopping in Listowel for an hour on the way…

Christmas in Castleisland Launched with Magic and in Ideal Conditions

Christmas in Castleisland Launched with Magic and in Ideal Conditions

  Blessed with all the benefits of a dry run throughout Friday afternoon and night, Castleisland Chamber Alliance carried out its launch of Christmas celebrations without a hitch and with more than a hint of magic. The wheels began turning early in the afternoon with the Scoil íde, Curranes National School Choir, teachers and Principal…

Met Eireann: Storm Atiyah Alert Updated to RED for this Afternoon Storm

Met Eireann: Storm Atiyah Alert Updated to RED for this Afternoon Storm

                            Status Red Upgrade – Wind Warning for Kerry Storm Atiyah: West to southwest winds veering northwest will reach mean speeds in excess of 80km/h with gusts in excess of 130km/h for a time this evening. Extreme caution is advised, especially near…

The Late Maureen Barry, nee Collins, Desmond’s Avenue, Castleisland

The Late Maureen Barry, nee Collins, Desmond’s Avenue, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Maureen Barry (nee Collins) 14 Desmond’s Avenue, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on December 7th 2019, surrounded by her loving family in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Beloved mother of the late Kenneth and Teresa. Sadly missed by her loving husband Frank, her family…

Is This a Drone Caught on an Accidental Phone Photograph ?

Is This a Drone Caught on an Accidental Phone Photograph ?

I know there are people out here, there and everywhere who will offer an opinion on my enquiry today on a UFO which appeared in our neighbourhood here in Castleisland during the week. Some will even know exactly what it is. It was flying, it is an object and its exact identity remains unknown so,…

Ferris and Healy Rae Happy at Gaming and Lotteries Bill Bingo Outcome

Ferris and Healy Rae Happy at Gaming and Lotteries Bill Bingo Outcome

Sinn Féin Amendment Alleviates Bingo Concerns – Ferris Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has said he is delighted that common sense has seen through a proposed amendment by Sinn Féin TD Martin Kenny to resolve the issues surrounding the Gaming and Lotteries Bill. Earlier this week the Ceann Comhairle allowed Deputy Kenny to propose…

Earlier Foundations Discovered Under Kilmurry House

Earlier Foundations Discovered Under Kilmurry House

The Georgian rectory known as Kilmurry House in Cordal, Castleisland, is one of only a handful of Irish houses in the prestigious Historic House Association. Its inclusion is due to its interesting history, internal features and unusual asymmetrical architecture. Restorer and owner, Caroline Faulkner, is adhering to ‘best practice’ for such protected structures by only…

Last Handed Down of 2019 Says Goodbye to 1969

Last Handed Down of 2019 Says Goodbye to 1969

The final Handed Down presentation of 2019 will bring the curtain down on the 50th anniversary of the Star Above the Garter LP recording tomorrow night, Saturday, December 7th. from 8pm. Presenter, Matt Cranitch is coming from Cork armed with recording rarities of Denis Murphy and Julia Clifford. Fierce Importance “Matt has placed fierce importance…

Community College Debaters Win Final With Their Motion

Community College Debaters Win Final With Their Motion

Messages of congratulations are being showered on the Castleisland Community College debating team which competed in and won the Castleisland Interagency Youth Forum final against Saint Patrick’s Secondary School. The final took place in the Ivy Leaf Theatre on Wednesday. The community college team passed the motion: ‘That alcohol causes more harm than illegal drugs…

Camera Club Exhibit – ‘A Huge Success’ – Breda McGaley

Camera Club Exhibit – ‘A Huge Success’ – Breda McGaley

Castleisland Camera Club held its final meeting of 2019 last night. The meeting heard that Saturday night’s club fundraiser was a huge success and the feedback received was very positive. “People seemed to really enjoy browsing through the many portraits our members had taken and Timothy Murphy’s photographic show brought back alot of memories for…

River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre 31 Cards Results

River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre 31 Cards Results

The following are the results of the card game held in The River Island Hotel on Sunday night. 1st.: Dermot O’Donoghue and Denis Geaney. 2nd.: Noreen Fleming and Ann Walsh, Maria Murphy and Siobhan Kelliher, Jerry O’Connell and Charlie Farrelly. Ladies: Norrie O’Connor and Dolly McAuliffe, Kathleen Herlihy and Eileen Breen. Gents.: Paddy Herlihy and…

Paudie Collins Wins €1,165 in Split the Bucket Draw at Browne’s Bar

Paudie Collins Wins €1,165 in Split the Bucket Draw at Browne’s Bar

The winner of the Split the bucket draw held in Browne’s Bar Saturday 30th November was Paudie Collins, Currow. Paudie won €1,165. The next draw will be held in the Kingdom Bar this Saturday night, December 7th. Split the Bucket – How to Play Buckets and envelopes are available in pubs and shops throughout this…

Anne Mac’s Revamped and Relaunched with New Service Range

Anne Mac’s Revamped and Relaunched with New Service Range

The recently re-opened Anne Mac’s Circle K in Castleisland now offers an innovative food range, grocery, newsagency and brand-new deli service. Circle K, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer has, in conjunction with proprietor Declan McGaley, officially opened the redeveloped Anne Mac’s Circle K service station on the Tralee Road in Castleisland. Fresh and Healthy…

Scart’s Cup for Breast Cancer Coffee Morning raised €4,640

Scart’s Cup for Breast Cancer Coffee Morning raised €4,640

Mary Horan and friends would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Cups Against Breast Cancer Coffee Morning. The event was held in the Scartaglin Heritage Centre at the end of October. “We would like to thank the local businesses for their support and a huge thank you to all who donated baking and financial…

Friday is Golden Ticket Day at Lynch’s Pharmacy

Friday is Golden Ticket Day at Lynch’s Pharmacy

Aileen Lynch has announced that her pharmacy will hold its ‘Golden Ticket’ Christmas Promotional Day on the coming Friday, December 6th. Kick off the Festive Season Nibbles and non-alcoholic mulled wine will help kick off the festive season and there will be discounts and special offers and more at the Lower Main Street pharmacy. There…

School Debate Opens Alcohol in Castleisland Conversation

School Debate Opens Alcohol in Castleisland Conversation

The Ivy Leaf Arts Centre, Castleisland will play host to a debate between transition year students from two local second level schools on this Wednesday morning, December 4th from 10am to 12:30pm. Student teams from St. Patrick’s Boys Secondary School and Castleisland Community College will debate the motion ‘Alcohol Causes More Harm Than Illegal Drugs…

Maglass Buildings in Ongoing GLAS Conservation Project

Maglass Buildings in Ongoing GLAS Conservation Project

There are still enough surviving elements of the grandeur that once enveloped the house and lands around Maglass to set the imagination wandering back – away back – to the early 18th century. There’s ample evidence of the walled orchard and of the spacious, stone built outhouses and the cobbled courtyard with solid hints of…

Castleisland Plans For Pre-Christmas Vehicle Run for Hospice

Castleisland Plans For Pre-Christmas Vehicle Run for Hospice

A pre-Christmas Charity Vehicle Run is just beyond the announcement stages and into the arena of finer detail planning. Being organised as a fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation and on behalf of the Castleisland fundraising branch, the event will be held on Sunday, December 22nd. Mart Yard Start and Finish Vehicle owners are being…

Community College Shoe-Box Appeal Wrapped Up Early this Year

Community College Shoe-Box Appeal Wrapped Up Early this Year

Generosity, heroism and industry abounded among students and teachers at Castleisland Community College as the early spirit of Christmas spread its charms and associated benefits over the past few weeks. It had students and teachers there participating in the annual Christmas Shoe Box Appeal for Team Hope earlier than ever this year. Students Instrumental in…