Brexit Won’t Halt Cross Border Health Directive – Michael Healy Rae, TD

Brexit Won’t Halt Cross Border Health Directive – Michael Healy Rae, TD

Michael Healy Rae, TD is delighted that the HSE has confirmed to him that despite Brexit the Cross Border Directive will continue. This means that trips to Belfast for procedures such as cataract removal, hip or knee replacement can continue as usual. Brexit Won’t Halt Trips North “I was very anxious that the trips would…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

The North Kerry Championship game between Knocknagoshel and Ballydonoghue has been fixed for Sunday 3rd November at 3pm in Knocknagoshel.​ Coiste na nÓg Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh U-16 team will play in the North Kerry Championship Final against either Listowel Emmets or Moyvane next Sunday. Time and venue to be confirmed.​ Knocknagoshel/Brosna lost out to Listowel Emmets in…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature: Denis G. Fitzgerald

Castleisland Camera Club Feature: Denis G. Fitzgerald

In the third of our featured photographers from Castleisland Camera Club we publish the work of Denis G. Fitzgerald. Denis is from Ballybunion and is living in Ballymacelligott. He joined Castleisland Camera Club earlier this year and he joined to pick up more tips. Like a New Job “It’s like a new job in that…

The Late Breda Cronin nee Donovan of Ballyrickard Court, Tralee

The Late Breda Cronin nee Donovan of Ballyrickard Court, Tralee

The death has occurred of Breda Cronin nee Donovan of Ballyrickard Court, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Peacefully at home, on 17th October 2019. Beloved wife of Mikey Joe and dear mother of: Noreen, Junior, Tony, Michael, Gerard, Emer, Joe, Melissa, Mary Kate, Paul, David and the late John. Sadly missed by her loving family, her 24…

Big News Expected at The Crown in Castleisland Tonight

Big News Expected at The Crown in Castleisland Tonight

Historians, students of local history and innocent bystanders may be interested to know that the Michael O’Donohoe Memorial Heritage Project Committee will hold an open and free exhibition at the function room in the Crown Hotel tonight, Friday, October 18th at 8pm. John Twiss Campaign While the event will focus on the ongoing, but rapidly…

Castleisland Chamber Alliance and its List of Priorities

Castleisland Chamber Alliance and its List of Priorities

Since the Municipal District elections in May, Castleisland Chamber Alliance has been working closely with the locally elected councillors and with the municipal district manager. “Our aim is to get the priority projects which we have identified on to the Kerry County Council agenda,” said chamber Chairman Michael John Kearney. List of Priorities Mr. Kearney,…

Two More Split the Bucket Thousandaires Join the Ranks

Two More Split the Bucket Thousandaires Join the Ranks

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in the Kingdom Bar on Saturday 5th October was Martina Browne. Martina won €1,194. Last Saturday night’s draw was held in Tom McCarthy’s Bar and the winner was Mary Kelly. Mary won €1,155. The next draw will be held in the Shoemaker Bar on this Saturday…

Road Signs and Speed Limit Issues Causing Anger in Cordal

Road Signs and Speed Limit Issues Causing Anger in Cordal

Members of the community in Cordal are concerned at the increase of traffic on the roads through their neighbourhood in recent times. The increase in traffic is one thing but the speed at which much of that extra traffic zips through the narrow roads is what’s causing most of the anger and anxiety. An impromptu…

Lifting of Coursing Ban Welcomed by Healy Rae Brothers

Lifting of Coursing Ban Welcomed by Healy Rae Brothers

A statement just in from Deputy Danny Healy Rae which he wishes to have published in response to a deal between and the Irish Coursing Club and Minister Madigan which will allow greyhound coursing to resume immediately. Agreement Reached “I am delighted that greyhound coursing can resume right away following an agreement which has been…

Michael English For Christmas Concert in Abbeyfeale

Michael English For Christmas Concert in Abbeyfeale

The very popular entertainer and singer Michael English and his band will perform in concert in Our Lady of the Assumption Church in Abbeyfeale on Friday 6th of December. By: Marian Harnett All funds raised at this concert will go towards the running the parish resource centre St. Ita’s Hall. “St. Ita’s Hall is a…

Ballyegan Quarry: Concerned Residents to Meet in Ballymacelligott

Ballyegan Quarry: Concerned Residents to Meet in Ballymacelligott

A meeting of concerned families in the broad area of the old John A Wood / Roadstone quarry in Ballyegan will take place on Thursday night October 17th. at 8pm in St. Brendan’s Hall in Ballymacelligott. The hall is on the old Castleisland to Tralee Road close to the handball alley. The meeting has been…

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up

    Scoil Íde Naofa 1972-’74 Reunion in Abbeyfeale Calling all students of Inter Cert Class 1972 and Leaving Cert Class 1974, Scoil Íde Naofa, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick. By Mairéad Moriarty, PRO We’re having a reunion on Saturday 26th October 2019 in The Winning Circle Bar, Bridge St, Abbeyfeale, Co Limerick starting from 9pm. It…

Cards Results from River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre

Cards Results from River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre

The following are the results of the card game held in the River Island Hotel on Sunday night. 1st.: Carmel Daly and Gerard Walsh. 2nd.: Betty Began and Paddy O’Mahony. Ladies: Mary Bradley and Noreen Fleming, Marie Murphy and Bridie Guerin. Gents: Moss Horan and Connie Keane, Ned O’Callaghan and Paul Geaney. Mixed: Eileen and…

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Fundraiser at €7,000 and Counting

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Fundraiser at €7,000 and Counting

The old ‘bird in the hand’ analogy was wisely rolled out by the organisers of Saturday’s Hoops4Hospice – a day long basketball extravaganza in honour of the late club stalwart Joanne Walmsley. Joanne passed away on March 7th last after a long battle with cancer at only 43 years of age. Ambition and Distinction In…

Tagged Bull Calf Left Rotting on the Roadside

Tagged Bull Calf Left Rotting on the Roadside

A recent funding issue stand-off between the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Animals Collectors’ Association has left parts of rural Ireland blighted with farm animal carcasses. One such case on an isolated bohereen in a townland between Currow and Castleisland is causing concern on health grounds to local residents there. Collectors…

Pres Girls Off to Croatia for World Schools U-15 Basketball Cup

Pres Girls Off to Croatia for World Schools U-15 Basketball Cup

When John Enright, basketball coach at Presentation Secondary School Castleisland, was planning the year ahead for the various teams under his guidance, he certainly hadn’t bargained for a trip to Croatia for his charges. That is until he received the wonderful news recently that, as reigning 2019 All-Ireland U-14 Schools Basketball champions his current Pres…

The late Eileen Fitzgerald, nee Horan, Dromahane Cork and  Inch, Castleisland

The late Eileen Fitzgerald, nee Horan, Dromahane Cork and Inch, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Eileen FitzGerald, nee Horan, Church Road, Dromahane, Cork, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Monaleen, Limerick on Thursday October 10th 2019. Peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, at the residence of her daughter Philomena and son-in-law Kieran O’Donnell, Monaleen, Limerick. Eileen, late of Church Road, Dromahane and formerly of Inch, Castleisland,…

Community-wide Appreciation and Support for Garvey’s Initiative

Community-wide Appreciation and Support for Garvey’s Initiative

Management and staff at Garvey’s SuperValu, Castleisland have taken an initiative where school children and older students are invited to come in from the cold and wet and stay safe during the winter months in particular. Children Safe and Warm A Facebook message from the Castleisland link of the supermarket chain reads as follows: “Dear…

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Kerry-based addiction treatment centre Talbot Grove has announced that from now, the centre will be known as The Grove. New Identity To coincide with this new identity, The Grove unveiled their new logo which features a birch leaf. “We are delighted to introduce our new identity as it signifies change and progress which is critical…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature: Pat Hartnett

Castleisland Camera Club Feature: Pat Hartnett

In the second of our featured photographers from Castleisland Camera Club we publish the work of Pat Hartnett. The photographers are being featured in the order in which they sent in their images and cupla focal for inclusion here. We’ll include one each week up to the time of the club’s annual exhibition and sale…

College Road Final Phase Work from October 29th to November 2nd

College Road Final Phase Work from October 29th to November 2nd

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell relayed news from Kerry County Council of the next phase of the rehabilitation of College Road in the wake of the Irish Water pipe replacement works there during the summer and early autumn. Final Phase of Work “The second and final phase of works on the 2019 restoration improvement project at College…

Danger: Portuguese Man O’War on Banna Strand

Danger: Portuguese Man O’War on Banna Strand

Kerry County Council has received reports of the arrival of one of the county’s most unwelcome visitors. Portuguese Man O’War jellyfish have been appearing on Banna Strand in recent days. They can inflict very serious stings to humans and dogs are also vulnerable so members of the public are asked to avoid these fish if…

The Late Rose Sheehy, nee Fitzgerald, Renagown, Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry

The Late Rose Sheehy, nee Fitzgerald, Renagown, Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Rose Sheehy (nee Fitzgerald), Renagown, Lyreacrompane, Co. Kerry on October 8th 2019. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the staff of Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home, Tralee. Beloved wife of the late Tommy. Sadly missed by her loving son Eamonn, daughter Patricia, daughter-in-law Geraldine,…

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Pitch Dedicated to the Memory of Jimmy Roche

Cordal Coiste Na nÓg Pitch Dedicated to the Memory of Jimmy Roche

Cordal GAA Club welcomed U-12 football teams from clubs including: Ballinorig, Co Cork; St Peters Rockchapel, Co Cork; Adare, Co. Limerick; Legion Killarney and Scartaglen to take part in a tournament dedicated to the memory of the late Jimmy Roche on Saturday, October 5th. 2019. Jimmy’s Many Club Roles Jimmy Roche served Cordal GAA Club…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

The North Kerry Championship game between Knocknagoshel and Ballydonoghue has been postponed to a later date.​ Coiste na nÓg Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh defeated St. Senans 3-12 to 2-8 in the U-16 North Kerry Championship semi final. The date and venue for the final is to be confirmed. ​ ​Knocknagoshel/Brosna will play Listowel in the Tommy Madden U-13…

The Late Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Enright, nee McAuliffe, Knockatee, Cordal, Castleisland

The Late Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Enright, nee McAuliffe, Knockatee, Cordal, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Elizabeth ‘Liz’ Enright, nee McAuliffe, Knockatee, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. On October 6th 2019 in her 92nd year in the wonderful care of her daughter Margaret. Beloved wife of the late Sean. Sadly missed by her loving family: Bridget, Margaret and Pat, sister-in-law Joan in Australia, Con Moynihan and Betty…

Remembering Dessie and the Brennan’s Bar Tour to Inishbofin in 2003

Remembering Dessie and the Brennan’s Bar Tour to Inishbofin in 2003

    There are times when I wonder a lot about the Man above – He who pulls all our strings and I’m often highly impressed with his sense of humour. Danny O’Mahony invited me to drop into the Radio Kerry studios on Monday night as he was doing a Desmond ‘Dessie’ O’Halloran special on…

Irish Rambling House Show Prepared for the Road

Irish Rambling House Show Prepared for the Road

Castleisland Community Centre resounded to the sound of fiddles, accordions, concertinas, flutes and guitars on Sunday afternoon as the musicians of the Irish Rambling House Show rehearsed for their annual tour of England. UK Tour Since 2000 “We have been taking our community-based show to England to entertain the exiles since 2000 and there is…

The Maine Valley Post Memorials, Anniversaries and Birthday Remembrances

The Maine Valley Post Memorials, Anniversaries and Birthday Remembrances

The Maine Valley Post is now providing the facility for its readership to insert memorials, anniversaries and birthday remembrances for loved ones. For more information please call 086 31 53 600 Click below to view memorials, anniversaries and birthday remembrances for this week. http://www.mainevalleypost.com/memorial/