Classes at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Classes at Castleisland Family Resource Centre

Effective Parenting is a short course which will be delivered over four weeks at Castleisland Family Resource Centre. Parents will get the opportunity to discuss some of the challenges of parenting in a confidential setting. Four Week Course Some of the topics that will be covered are as follows: Effective listening skills; Self Care/stress management;…

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Máire Holmes is Kerry County Council’s new writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland. This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved immensely popular here a number of years ago, interacting with students and writers all across the county at events, libraries and readings. Home for Holmes “I am…

Motions of Local Impact Down for Council Consideration on Monday

Motions of Local Impact Down for Council Consideration on Monday

The next ordinary meeting of Kerry County Council will be held in Áras an Chontae, Tralee on Monday, February 17th 2020 and the following is the agenda and list of notices of motion down for consideration. For those of us of a strictly parochial outlook I have highlighted in bold lettering the motions of particular…

Safer Internet Day at Presentation Castleisland

Safer Internet Day at Presentation Castleisland

Safer Internet Day was celebrated in style in Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland recently. Safer Internet day is globally celebrated to promote the safe and positive use of digital technology among young people and this year’s theme was ‘Together for a Better Internet.’ It is promoted in Ireland by Webwise, an online tool for teachers, parents…

Pres and St. Pat’s Pack St. John’s for Annual Talent Show

Pres and St. Pat’s Pack St. John’s for Annual Talent Show

Presentation and St. Patrick’s Secondary school students hosted their annual talent show in a packed St. John’s Presentation School Hall at the end of January. Many students made their debut as singers, dancers, actors, poets and musicians on stage and are already talking about next year’s show. Review by: Anne Laurent / Photography by Katie…

Conor’s Amazing ‘Run’ of Athletic Achievements for An Ríocht

Conor’s Amazing ‘Run’ of Athletic Achievements for An Ríocht

An Riocht AC athlete and Tralee native, Conor O’Mahony has had what his club described as ‘an amazing run of recent achievements’ in events in various parts of the country. Newly elected club PRO Catherine O’Sullivan tells us that Conor finished in fourth place and just missed out on a medal in the National Novice…

Vincent Elected in First Count in Split the Bucket Draw

Vincent Elected in First Count in Split the Bucket Draw

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Kearney’s Bar on Saturday 8th February was Vincent Murphy. Vincent won €1,193. The next draw will be held in Browne’s Bar on Saturday 15th. Go n-éirí go geal le gach éinne. How To Play Buckets and envelopes are available in pubs and shops throughout Castleisland…

Community College Joined Up Thinking with Tidy Towns and Ecologist

Community College Joined Up Thinking with Tidy Towns and Ecologist

The Castleisland Community College Transition Year students applied for and received a grant from Community Foundation Ireland to work with ecologist Brendan Kirwan. The purpose of the grant is to improve the biodiversity of the town. Areas of Potential They have surveyed the town and decided that the areas with the greatest potential were the…

Cordal Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

Cordal Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

The following are the results of the card game held in the Cordal Resource Centre on Wednesday night. 1st.: Johnny O’Connell and Sean Walsh. 2nd.: Danny O’Loughlin and Michael McElligott. Ladies: Annie O’Connor and Eileen Donovan. Gents: Neilus Shanahan and Dick Collins. Mixed: Bridie and Joe Reidy. Spots: Mike Leahy and Patrick O’Donoghue, John and…

Warnings of Frost and Ice Forming Tonight

Warnings of Frost and Ice Forming Tonight

Frost and Ice Forming Tonight Wintry showers will continue for a time overnight. But, for motorists and all road users,  there’s a warning of frost and ice forming in many areas as the strong west to southwest breeze begins to moderate. Lowest temperatures of minus 1 to plus 2 degrees. Tomorrow – Wednesday 12th February…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club Lotto Creeping Away Up Towards €10,000

Knocknagoshel GAA Club Lotto Creeping Away Up Towards €10,000

The lotto draw for a jackpot of €9,300 was held in Walsh’s Bar on Saturday night last. The numbers drawn were 11, 12, 27 and 32. There was no winner of the jackpot. The five lucky dips of €30 each were won by: Matthew O’Connor, Boula, Louise Roche, Knockbrack, Pat Ahern, Lyre, Peg O’Donoghue, Loughfouder,…

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up

Somewhere in North Kerry, Noah was putting the finishing touches to his Ark when Brosna and Tarbert took the pitch in the North Kerry Division 1A League. Brosna were fortunate, at the last minute, to get home advantage due to the difficult pitch conditions in Tarbert. Convincing Win It was a convincing win for Brosna.…

Team Tom’s Overcome UL Challenge before Belfast Game

Team Tom’s Overcome UL Challenge before Belfast Game

Team Tom McCarthy’s overcame the challenge of U. L. Huskies in Castleisland on Friday last in their Garvey’s SuperValu home game. By Liz Galwey, PRO The home team controlled of the game from the tip-off, netting their first score just 40 seconds in. Their defence was excellent and they held Huskies to just eight points…

Danny Healy Rae Apologises for ‘Heat of the Moment’ Planet Comments

Danny Healy Rae Apologises for ‘Heat of the Moment’ Planet Comments

“If my comments offended anyone, I want to sincerely apologise for that,” said Danny Healy Rae, TD in a statement just issued. The statement is a response to a controversy which blew up between himself and Green Party candidate and Kenmare native, Cleo Murphy on Sunday. Fair to the People “Obviously I care about the…

The late Frank Coffey, Killarney Road, Castleisland

The late Frank Coffey, Killarney Road, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Frank Coffey, Rockfield, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co.Kerry and late of Coolnageragh, Scartaglin. Peacefully at home on February 8th 2020, after a long illness bravely borne in the loving care of his family. Will be deeply missed by his loving wife Rosemarie, O’Neill, his adored daughters: Elaine, Annemarie and Michelle and…

Spike Players Make Separate Beds in Knocknagoshel

Spike Players Make Separate Beds in Knocknagoshel

Spike Players Drama Group members are back on the boards this spring after taking a year away from their stage and base at Knocknagoshel Community Centre. A Sam Cree comedy Separate Beds, directed by Pádraig Dennehy, is currently in rehearsals by the big cast and they’re planning to stage it, under their new stage lights,…

Fianna Fáil Grassroots Anger at North Kerry TD Loss

Fianna Fáil Grassroots Anger at North Kerry TD Loss

Members of the Fianna Fáil party structure in North Kerry are seething with anger this evening at the loss of their TD John Brassil – a fate they realised by mid morning. As a picture began to emerge from the tallies, the Ballyheigue politician knew the writing was on the wall by mid morning and…

John Brassil’s Early Concession that His Seat is in Danger

John Brassil’s Early Concession that His Seat is in Danger

Like many other centres around the country today, ballot boxes were opened at the Killarney Sports and Leisure Centre at the promised 9am this morning. Immediately, the figure starved, ravenous tally men and women leaned over the barriers and called out what they were seeing as the ballots were exposed before them. Kerry Playing Its…

February 9th Marks the 125th Anniversary of John Twiss Hanging

February 9th Marks the 125th Anniversary of John Twiss Hanging

Life is littered with irony. Mix in present day events with those of history and you find yourself literally tip-toeing through the tulips in earnest. Today, Sunday, February 9th marks the 125th anniversary of the hanging of John Twiss on a conviction which has been found to be fundamentally unsound and undermined to this day.…

What’s Wrong with Us ?/ What’s Right with Us ? – Tell Kerry Public Participation Network

What’s Wrong with Us ?/ What’s Right with Us ? – Tell Kerry Public Participation Network

An exciting community initiative is coming our way about the development of a community well-being vison. The question is being asked by the Kerry Public Participation Network: ‘What do we need for the well-being of the community? Waiting to Hear from You They want to hear from all the groups and organisations in the Castleisland…

Keeping Eyes and Ears Open for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 Events

Keeping Eyes and Ears Open for Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 Events

Cruinniú na nÓg is an all-Ireland event offering free cultural and creative activities. It is a celebration of making, doing, trying and creating fun experiences for children and young people and all events are free. Visual Art Workshops In 2019 Cruinniú na nÓg Kerry hosted 35 events across the county with over 2,500 under 18s…

Cordal Resource Centre and River Island Cards Results

Cordal Resource Centre and River Island Cards Results

The following are the results of the card game held in The River Island Hotel on Sunday night last. 1st: Maria O’Connor and Dan McCarthy, John Geaney and Ned O’Callaghan. 2nd. : James O’Hara and Dave Nash. Ladies: Kathleen McCarthy and Maureen Fitzgerald. Gents.: Jerry O’Donoghue and Seamus McKenna, Dan Buckley and Seán Walsh, Moss…

Castleisland’s O’Keeffe Festival to Hold Long Overdue AGM Tonight

Castleisland’s O’Keeffe Festival to Hold Long Overdue AGM Tonight

It probably came with the office but Cormac O’Mahony’s opening line in a text this morning went thus: ‘My dear friends.’ That was straight from the vocabulary of his predecessor in the chair of the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival, the late Mike Kenny. Cormac was in the act of sending a text to his…

Sliabh Luachra Camogie Club Registration Day on March 8th.

Sliabh Luachra Camogie Club Registration Day on March 8th.

It may not have had the title it’s now trading under back then, but Sliabh Luachra Camogie Club was launched around this time last year in a blaze of activity and enthusiasm. It continued into the late spring, summer and autumn and attracted players and their little sisters and moms and aunts and cousins and…

GPs Slush Fund Abuse to end if FF Elected – Brassil

GPs Slush Fund Abuse to end if FF Elected – Brassil

Fianna Fáil spokesperson on Primary Care and TD for Kerry John Brassil said that the days of using GPs as an electoral slush fund will end if Fianna Fáil is elected – the party pledges to negotiate a new contract. “For the past two budgets – both of which were possible election pitches – the…

Sliabh Luachra Drama Group Ticket Rush Demands Two Extra Dates

Sliabh Luachra Drama Group Ticket Rush Demands Two Extra Dates

The Scartaglin based Sliabh Luachra Drama Group has just had a great weekend with their staging of ‘It’s the Real McCoy by Tommy Marren. They sold out the Saturday and Sunday night shows and are sold out again this coming Friday and Saturday nights. “We have only a few tickets left for the coming Sunday…