Friends and Family Helping Ned Flynn Make his Cordal Home Wheelchair Accessible

Friends and Family Helping Ned Flynn Make his Cordal Home Wheelchair Accessible

Family, friends and neighbours of Cordal man Ned Flynn are rallying to his side and have set up a GoFundMe page. Ned was seriously injured in a road traffic accident on the outskirts of Castleisland on January 2nd. this year. The fundraiser is to help make Ned’s family home wheelchair accessible for when he is…

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Benedek Hernold-Csorba, a first year student at Castleisland Community College, came second in Ireland in the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association Quiz. Benedek emerged from a total of 6,306 first year students competing for the top honours. This yearly event has been organised nationally since 1994. It consists of answering multiple choice brain teasers based on…

Chamber and Council Didn’t Drop the NTA Funding Ball – M.J. Kearney

Chamber and Council Didn’t Drop the NTA Funding Ball – M.J. Kearney

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Chairman Michael John Kearney, in the following article, is addressing the perception that the chamber and Kerry County Council had dropped the ball between them in terms of Castleisland’s pointed exclusion from the National Transport Authority (NTA) funding announcement at the end of March. In that windfall, the towns of Killarney, Tralee,…

Information Sought on Lady’s ‘Guess’ Purse Lost in Castleisland on Thursday

Information Sought on Lady’s ‘Guess’ Purse Lost in Castleisland on Thursday

I just got a message from a lady who lost a black ‘Guess’ purse in Castleisland yesterday. She left Lidl on the Tralee Road and drove towards town and turned towards Killarney Road around JK’s Corner. For most of this journey the purse was on the roof of her car and she went back to…

Council’s Outdoor Dining Grant Scheme is Open for Applications

Council’s Outdoor Dining Grant Scheme is Open for Applications

Kerry County Council has now published details of the Outdoor Dining Grant Scheme which it will administer on behalf of Fáilte Ireland. All required details can be found on the website link at the end of this article. The scheme is open to attractions, hotels, restaurants, cafes, public houses or other tourism and hospitality business…

Today is Muire Gan Smál Rescheduled Amber Flag Activity Day

Today is Muire Gan Smál Rescheduled Amber Flag Activity Day

Pupils and teachers at Muire gan Smál Primary School here in Castleisland had planned to hold a day of activity and working together towards this year’s Amber Flag status at the end of last month. However, a major water supply pipe burst up town meant that the school’s supply was cut off on the chosen…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Lotto Results and the €10,700 Jackpot Numbers drawn were 11, 22, 23 and 25. No jackpot winner.  Lucky dip winners of €30 each: Joe McAuliffe, Australia; Hannah O’Keeffe, Abbeyfeale; Michael Moynihan, Knocknagoshel; Tommy Curtin, Brosna and Kay O’Connell, Castleisland.   Next draw is on Saturday, May 8th for a jackpot of €10,700.   Play online…

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

The arrival of ‘The Tech’ in Castleisland in 1935 must have given the town at the time a near incredible morale boost and a monumental lift in spirits. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the College Road based Castleisland Vocational School was marked by a great community celebration at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre…

Quality Job Opportunities on Offer in Residential Building Projects in Kerry

Quality Job Opportunities on Offer in Residential Building Projects in Kerry

In 2015 Castleisland native Denis Casey joined the AA Euro Group – a recruitment company founded in 2005 by Larry Ryan with home offices in Waterford, Cork and Kildare and others much further afield. The company’s focus is on the provision of trades and labour to construction projects and manufacturing facilities. Denis Casey was tasked…

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

The fields of Ahaneboy have, historically, contributed with abundance and generosity to the economic well-being of its neighbouring communities. For countless generations it meant ‘The Bog’ and the light and the heat and the cooking and all that carried those generations through the autumns, winters and springs of their lives. Low Lie the Fields.. Nowadays,…

Ballymac Community Alert for Overnight Theft of Cattle Box

Ballymac Community Alert for Overnight Theft of Cattle Box

An appeal from Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald on behalf of Ballymacelligott Community Alert for people in the broad locality to keep an eye out for an 8′ X 5′ ‘Cow Box.’ The box, with a swinging loading door, was stolen from a farmyard in the Ballydwyer area sometime last night. Its registration number is: 05 C…

Clinic Hosts Launch of New Breastfeeding Guide

Clinic Hosts Launch of New Breastfeeding Guide

Scotia Clinic, Tralee hosted the launch of ‘Your Guide to Breastfeeding’ by Anna O’Donoghue, Lactation Consultant and Practice Nurse on Thursday, April 8th. This resource provides guidance and reassurance to new mothers while nursing their babies. She has been a practice nurse for the past 17 years and has been working with the clinic for…

The Late Leila (Mary) Moloney, nee Riordan, Castleisland and Killarney.

The Late Leila (Mary) Moloney, nee Riordan, Castleisland and Killarney.

The death has occurred of Leila (Mary) Moloney, nee Riordan, Cahernard, Castleisland, Co Kerry and formerly of 12 O’Connell’s Terrace Killarney. Lelia passed away peacefully on the 12th April 2021 in her 95th year, at her daughter Maura’s residence in Ballyrehan, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry. Beloved wife of the late Garda John. Sadly missed and lovingly…

The Late Maureen Cronin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Rockchapel, Co. Cork and Brosna, Co. Kerry

The Late Maureen Cronin, Ennis, Co. Clare, Rockchapel, Co. Cork and Brosna, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Maureen Cronin, Ennis and formerly of Toureenfineen, Rockchapel, Co. Cork, Brosna, Co. Kerry on April 12th 2021, peacefully, at home in her 105th year. Maureen, nee O’Carroll, was pre-deceased by her husband Seán. Deeply regretted by her sons Tony and Pat and daughters Sheila and Ann, daughters in law Peggy,…

Free Culinary Arts Training this Summer – Only Eight Places Available

Free Culinary Arts Training this Summer – Only Eight Places Available

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new, fully funded course has been launched to address the skills gap and staff shortage in hospitality and tourism sectors in County Kerry. The upcoming Certificate in Culinary Arts (Food Preparation and Cooking) starts on Monday,  May 10th 2021. The course is fully funded, so no…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Saying Goodbye Patie Brosnan, who had reached the impressive age of 96, was laid to rest in Brosna on Tuesday, 13 April.  We send our sincere condolences to all of Patie’s family especially to his children and grandchildren who live abroad and were unable to say their goodbyes to him in person. Patie was an example of what…

Transport Applications Reminder for New School Year – Cllr. Fitzgerald

Transport Applications Reminder for New School Year – Cllr. Fitzgerald

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald sent a reminder that the applications for School Transport for the new school year are currently open and can be accessed online through the link below. Details of the scheme are also available on Bus Éireann’s website, Facebook page: https://www.education.ie/en/Parents/Services/School-Transport/ The closing date for applications is Friday 30th April 2021. Existing school…

Marie Walsh is Latest Split the Bucket Winner

Marie Walsh is Latest Split the Bucket Winner

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held at Martin Curtin’s shop on Saturday 10th April was Marie Walsh, Castleisland. Marie won €741. The next draw will be held at Anne Mac’s Circle K at 5pm on Saturday 17th. Castleisland RFC would like to thank the retailers and general public of Castleisland and the…

Government Must Address Dental Programme Decay says Daly

Government Must Address Dental Programme Decay says Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Pa Daly has said that he is disappointed, but not surprised, to see spending on the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) in the Kerry area drop by 48% between 2017 and 2020. This was the highest decrease in the State representing a decrease of €1.2m in how much the Government…

Late Night Rambler – Briseann on Dúchas But Skipping a Generation

Late Night Rambler – Briseann on Dúchas But Skipping a Generation

Briseann an dúchas … it was a proverb my father loved to use. Generally, it was trotted out when any of his children were about to indulge in a bit of energetic socialising.  By Mairead Moriarty Much to his disappointment, his passion for playing music was one area in which the dúchas never showed up…

Kerry College Announces New IT Fundamentals Programme

Kerry College Announces New IT Fundamentals Programme

Do you know someone who loves to troubleshoot tech problems or is your go-to-person to get tech issues fixed. Could that person be you? Kerry College has just announced an innovative 10 week full-time summer course which provides an opportunity for career changers and career starters and school leavers to explore if a career in…

Presentation Castleisland Students Win Garda Achievement Award

Presentation Castleisland Students Win Garda Achievement Award

A special group of Transition Year students in Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland earned honourable recognition recently with a Garda Youth Achievement Group Award. The Lee Strand sponsored award ceremony highlights examples of young people in the county who exemplify the qualities of what makes a fantastic volunteer. Community Clean-up in Currow Fiona Brosnan, Danielle Moriarty,…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

A return to the playing fields is just a few weeks away now for our under age players. Parents must register their children online this year. To register and pay the child’s membership for the year go to the link below. All registration has moved online this year due to Covid-19. If you have a Return…

The Late Catherine Sugrue, Tulligabeen, Castleisland, late of Meenganaire, Knocknagoshel

The Late Catherine Sugrue, Tulligabeen, Castleisland, late of Meenganaire, Knocknagoshel

The death has occurred of Catherine ‘Kitty’ Sugrue, nee Lenihan, Tulligabeen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Meenganaire, Knocknagoshel. Peacefully on April 7th 2021, surrounded by her loving family in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by her husbands Danny Cremins who died in 1962 and Stephen Sugrue…

Castleisland Confirmation Class Faces and News from May 1979

Castleisland Confirmation Class Faces and News from May 1979

We have another blast from the past this week with the Martin Downey supplied Castleisland Boys National School Confirmation class photograph from May 1979. While the boys were preparing and subsequently celebrating their big day and their meeting with Bishop Kevin McNamara the world went on revolving and the news was as varied as ever.…

Government Urged to Encourage Youth into Trades – Michael Healy-Rae T.D.

Government Urged to Encourage Youth into Trades – Michael Healy-Rae T.D.

Kerry Deputy Michael Healy Rae has called for a more proactive approach in promoting trades apprenticeships to young people. Deputy Healy Rae feels that young people should be encouraged into taking up more trades opportunities as the country prepares to hopefully open up post Covid. Comments after Funding  He was making his comments after the…

Mary B. Is a Second Time Split the Bucket Winner

Mary B. Is a Second Time Split the Bucket Winner

Mary B.Donegan is the lucky winner of the Castleisland Split the Bucket draw which was held in Centra on Saturday, April 3rd. This is the second time that Mary, from Knocknagoshel, won. She previously won in December 2019. Her winnings this time round was €737. The next draw will be held at Martin Curtin’s on…

Community College Student Awarded UCC Scholarship

Community College Student Awarded UCC Scholarship

Kevin Keane, a past pupil of Castleisland Community College, was awarded a University College Cork Entrance Scholarship for the 20/21 academic year on the basis of his Leaving Certificate results. Kevin received the maximum points of 625 in his Leaving Certificate and he also achieved the ninety third percentile in his Health Professions Admission Test result.…

The Late Sr. de Sales Horgan, Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw, Presentation Sisters Tralee and Dingle

The Late Sr. de Sales Horgan, Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw, Presentation Sisters Tralee and Dingle

The death has occurred of Sr. de Sales Horgan, Presentation Sisters, Castle Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry and formerly of Ballyhorgan, Lixnaw, Co. Kerry and Presentation Convent Dingle. Sr. de Sales passed away peacefully in the loving care of the nurses and staff of University Hospital Kerry, on Easter Sunday, April 4th. 2021. Predeceased by her…

First Healthy Kerry Framework to be Launched on World Health Day

First Healthy Kerry Framework to be Launched on World Health Day

The first ever Healthy Kerry Framework will be launched on World Health Day on this Wednesday, April 7th 2021, by the Minister of State at the Department of Health, Frank Feighan TD. The framework was developed to support the implementation of the national Healthy Ireland Framework and campaigns in response to the needs of the…