A Picture Paints a Thousand Words – Tonight in Scart at 8

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words – Tonight in Scart at 8

A reminder that the latest installment of the Handed Down series of concerts and lectures at the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre in Scartaglen will be held tonight from 8pm sharp. Tonight’s programme will celebrate the connection between the culture and traditions of Sliabh Luachra and Cork City. Taking the form of a lecture by the…

Stories to Mark the New St Brigid’s Public Holiday – Radio Kerry with Frank Lewis

Stories to Mark the New St Brigid’s Public Holiday – Radio Kerry with Frank Lewis

As we tumble headlong towards the most significant St. Brigid’s Day since it was initiated Frank Lewis will mark the new public holiday with a Radio Kerry Saturday Supplement Special this very morning, January 28th from 9am to 11am. The programme comes from St. Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney. “We’re marking our new Public Holiday…

GOAL’s Thank You Letter to Denis Brosnan and his Castleisland Team

GOAL’s Thank You Letter to Denis Brosnan and his Castleisland Team

Organisers and participants agree that the Castleisland Christmas morning GOAL Mile at An Ríocht Athletic Club was the best in its two decade plus history. One of those in total agreement is Denis Brosnan and, as event founder and organiser for every single one of those Christmas mornings – he’d know. “So many people came…

The Late Louis Barton, Dromore, Farranfore and formerly of Tarbert Co. Kerry

The Late Louis Barton, Dromore, Farranfore and formerly of Tarbert Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Louis Barton, Dromore, Farranfore and formerly of Tarbert Co. Kerry. Peacefully in the excellent care of University Hospital Kerry Palliative Care Team. Deeply regretted by his wife Josephine, his sons Roy, Ivor, Michael, Paul and Killian, his daughters in law Deirdre, Darval, Andrea and Lesley, his grandchildren, his brother and…

The Late Lilian Brosnan, nee McGrath, Castleisland and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee

The Late Lilian Brosnan, nee McGrath, Castleisland and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee

The death has occurred of Lilian Brosnan, nee McGrath, Brosnan Tours, Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on January 26th 2023 at University Hospital Kerry in the presence of her loving family. Predeceased by her daughter Linda. Sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, her…

Card Games Results from the River Island Hotel and Cordal Community Centre

Card Games Results from the River Island Hotel and Cordal Community Centre

The Results of the Card Game at the River Island Hotel on Sunday night. First: Maria O’Connor and Dan McCarthy. Second: Mick Leahy and Patrick O’Donoghue, Annie O’ Connor and Sean Walsh. Ladies: Bridie Guerin and Betty Began. Gents: Jerry O’Donoghue and Danno Dennehy. Mixed. Siobhan Kelliher and Gene Guerin. Spots. Neily Shanahan and Dick…

CAMHS Review Raises Questions on Treatment of Patients in Kerry

CAMHS Review Raises Questions on Treatment of Patients in Kerry

Pa Daly, Sinn Fein TD for Kerry has stated that the interim report of the Mental Health Commission and the almost simultaneous announcement by the HSE about the North Kerry Look-back Review into the care of patients at North Kerry CAMHS raises many questions for treatment of patients in Kerry. Teachta Daly said that the…

Minister Foley Welcomes over €4 million in Community Recognition Funding

Minister Foley Welcomes over €4 million in Community Recognition Funding

Minister for Education and Kerry T.D Norma Foley has welcomed the announcement €4,403,073 in funding for Kerry County Council through a new Community Recognition Fund. This major initiative, the first of its kind, is designed to specifically support communities across the country that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other…

The Late Maryanne ‘Mary’ McQuinn, Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry

The Late Maryanne ‘Mary’ McQuinn, Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Maryanne ‘Mary’ McQuinn, Gurrane, Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry and formerly Department of Social Welfare, Dublin. Peacefully on January 22nd 2023, in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Columbanus Home, Killarney. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Ellen, her sister Peggy and brother Pat. Sadly missed by her…

Introduction to Beekeeping Course Begins on Tuesday Night January 31st

Introduction to Beekeeping Course Begins on Tuesday Night January 31st

The Sliabh Luachra Bee Keepers Club will turn Browne’s back bar into a hive of buzziness each Tuesday night for an hour between 8pm and 9pm from the coming Tuesday night, January 31st on. Enrollment for their Introduction to Beekeeping Course will be held at the Lower Main Street, Castleisland bar on that first Tuesday night,…

Pres Castleisland’s 2023 Basketball Season Off to a Cracking Start

Pres Castleisland’s 2023 Basketball Season Off to a Cracking Start

The First and Second Year South West Basketball League has commenced and the visitors to Castleisland were Ennis. The first years got the proceedings underway and the Pres girls led this one from start to finish, ending the first quarter with a 22-4 lead. The level of skill, tenacity and unselfishness on display was extremely…

The Late Patrick ‘Pat’ O’Sullivan, St. Martin’s, 3 College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Patrick ‘Pat’ O’Sullivan, St. Martin’s, 3 College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Patrick ‘Pat’ O’Sullivan, St. Martin’s, 3 College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully at home on January 22nd. 2023 in the presence and care of his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Mary. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving sons: John, Patsy, Anthony and Francis, his daughters: Patricia, Noreen,…

An Ríocht 50/50 Win for Eamon – Just What The Doc Ordered

An Ríocht 50/50 Win for Eamon – Just What The Doc Ordered

An Ríocht Athletic Club 50/50 draw took place in Browne’s Hardware. This week’s winner was Eamon O’Sullivan from Tullig. Eamon won €432. Last week’s winner was Gerard Brosnan who won €430. His cheque was collected by his mother Eileen. Gerard had put his dog Mitzy’s name on the ticket, so Mitzy can expect some nice…

Currow GAA Club AGM – Discussions on Future Plans and Officers Elected

Currow GAA Club AGM – Discussions on Future Plans and Officers Elected

The Currow GAA Club AGM 2023 was held recently at the clubrooms. By Conor O’Leary, PRO The 2022 club report was discussed at length with highlights which included: The success of the senior team; gained promotion to division 2 Co. league and retained intermediate status and that of the junior team which won the Barrett…

First Time Split the Bucket Winner Katie Draws Second Timer Marion at Hughes’

First Time Split the Bucket Winner Katie Draws Second Timer Marion at Hughes’

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner Katie Murphy from Knocknagoshel collected her  winnings of  €900 from club Chairman Bill Horgan at Hughes’ Bar in Cordal on Saturday night. Katie then did the honours on behalf of the premises and drew this week’s winner from the drum. Marian Walsh from Castleisland is a second time winner and…

Coillte and British Investment Fund Joint Venture Must be Stopped – Daly

Coillte and British Investment Fund Joint Venture Must be Stopped – Daly

Sinn Féin Deputy for Kerry Pa Daly TD, has called on the Minister for Agriculture to stop Coillte entering into a joint venture immediately with a British investment fund. “My colleague Matt Carthy TD raised concerns about this venture last November and reference the experience of the Scottish forestry sector which experienced ‘an explosion of…

Friday 27th Deadline for Historic Towns Initiative Submissions

Friday 27th Deadline for Historic Towns Initiative Submissions

Kerry County Council’s application to the Heritage Council for funding for Castleisland under the Historic Towns Initiative is now being prepared. A successful outcome to this application by the council would ensure that work will be carried out that will improve the building fabric of the town at very reasonable cost of 20% to the…

The Late Maurice Ahern, Muingvautia, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The Late Maurice Ahern, Muingvautia, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Maurice Ahern, Muingvautia, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on January 18th, 2023, surrounded by his loving family at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by his wife Mary, son Michael, two brothers, three sisters and two nieces. Maurice will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his daughters, sons, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren,…

Civic Reception for European Silver Medal Heroes Jamesie and Mary

Civic Reception for European Silver Medal Heroes Jamesie and Mary

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club members and European silver medalists, Mary McDonagh from Tralee and Jamesie Casey, Killarney were the recipients of a well earned Kerry County Council Civic Reception on Wednesday. The twin honours were conferred at the Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal Council meeting at the Carnegie Building and the presentations and speeches were made…

Extra Summer Flights From Kerry Airport After 2022 Growth

Extra Summer Flights From Kerry Airport After 2022 Growth

Three is the magic number for sun worshipers flying from Kerry Airport with the introduction of additional flights to Alicante from March 27th 2023. Flights to the popular Spanish holiday destination will operate three times a week for the summer season on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays until the end of October. The route to Faro…

Minister Foley welcomes over €250,000 for Students Coping with Cost of Living 

Minister Foley welcomes over €250,000 for Students Coping with Cost of Living 

Minister for Education and Kerry T.D. Norma Foley, welcomes confirmation of €253,764.00 in funding to assist students attending Munster Technological University (MTU) with the cost of living. This one-off-funding will be provided through the Student Assistance Fund, which assists students with the costs of books and class materials, rent, childcare and transport, among other things. …

Mains Burst Leaves Most of Castleisland Without Water Until Tomorrow Afternoon

Mains Burst Leaves Most of Castleisland Without Water Until Tomorrow Afternoon

Both Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and Cllr. Charlie Farrelly have been in touch about the water supply disruption resulting from a ‘serious break’ in the mains in the Ballyplymouth area on the Castleisland to Brosna Road. Consumers throughout Castleisland town and surrounding town-lands are now without supply. “A repair crew will be on site at first…

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words – Handed Down, Scart, January 28th

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words – Handed Down, Scart, January 28th

In the latest installment of the rolling Handed Down series of concerts and lectures at the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre in Scartaglen, the connection between the culture and traditions of Sliabh Luachra and Cork City will be put under the scope. On Saturday, January 28th. in a lecture by the highly respected musician Dr. Mat…

Pres Begins Preparations for Castleisland’s First Ever ‘Oskars’ Event

Pres Begins Preparations for Castleisland’s First Ever ‘Oskars’ Event

Presentation Castleisland held an information night for their upcoming fundraiser ‘A Night at the Oskars’ last Thursday evening. It proved to be very informative and was attended by over sixty people. Those in attendance included people from local businesses and clubs, parents, teachers, extended family members, in other words everyone and anyone who had interest…

Eileen O’Sullivan, née O’Sullivan, Caheragh, Castleisland and Beaufort, Co. Kerry

Eileen O’Sullivan, née O’Sullivan, Caheragh, Castleisland and Beaufort, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Eileen O’Sullivan, née O’Sullivan, Caheragh, Castleisland, Kerry / Beaufort, Co. Kerry. Eileen O’Sullivan, née O’Sullivan, Caheragh, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Ballygree, Castleisland and Beaufort. Peacefully at home on January 18th 2023 in the presence and care of her loving family. Predeceased by her husband Christy, her sisters Bridie,…

Historic and Spiritual Night in Castleisland as ‘Healing Glove’ is Handed Over

Historic and Spiritual Night in Castleisland as ‘Healing Glove’ is Handed Over

There were three outstanding examples of achievement and persistence in different parts of Kerry this week. Two in the world of Gaelic Football and the other was of a deeply spiritual nature. All three came with presentations or hand-overs and manifestations of those achievements. The footballers of the Fossa and Rathmore GAA clubs delighted the…

A Touch of Weather to Be Wary of

A Touch of Weather to Be Wary of

While we are all being advised to proceed with caution today whether on foot or driving, conditions are not as bad as they were earlier this month. Even so, there are stretches of roads in this and neighbouring localities that could trip us up. There was a sobering reminder for people travelling to and from…

The Late Pat O’Connor, Coolnagearagh, Scartaglen and Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Pat O’Connor, Coolnagearagh, Scartaglen and Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Pat O’Connor, Coolnagearagh, Scartaglen and Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Predeceased by his father Ted, mother-in-law Mary McKenna and brother-in-law Pat McKenna. Pat passed away, suddenly, on the 14th of January 2023. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken wife and best friend Sheila, his adored children; Pádraig, Máire and Eoin, mother Mary, nee…