Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

A Prophet In His Own Land Unlike the old adage about prophets, let’s all tip our hats to the very impressive Edmond Scanlon. In a brilliant interview in The Sunday Times on 18 October 18th the heading read How Edmond Scanlon, son of a local dairy farmer, took Kerry round the world. It’s no small…

Take a Fresh Look at Presentation Castleisland 

Take a Fresh Look at Presentation Castleisland 

Presentation Secondary School Castleisland has a proud tradition of education in Castleisland.  While witnessing many changes and modernisations over the years, at its core are still its values of care, respect, academic excellence and encouragement, ensuring each individual student reaches her full potential in a safe and caring environment.  New Methodologies and Up-skilling Staff strive for excellence and are constantly evaluating…

Teachta Daly Calls for Clarity on Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Teachta Daly Calls for Clarity on Pandemic Unemployment Payment

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry is asking Minister for Employment Affairs and Social Protection Heather Humphreys, TD for clarity on changes to the Covid-19 Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) “I have been contacted by dozens of constituents in recent days, anxious because their Covid-19 PUP claim was declined or is unanswered,” said Teachta Daly.…

Katie Jane is National Senior Secondary Schools Art Award Winner

Katie Jane is National Senior Secondary Schools Art Award Winner

Green-Schools and Irish Water moved their 2020 awards ceremony online with a virtual presentation shown on screens in 24 schools around the country. Among the major award winners, and away up there on her own as winner of the National Senior Secondary Schools Category for her poster, was Ballymacelligott student Katie Jane O’Connor. Creating, Drawing…

Sliabh Luachra Area Pilot for Kerry’s Call – A Phone Service for Older People

Sliabh Luachra Area Pilot for Kerry’s Call – A Phone Service for Older People

An initiative that will provide older people with a phone call service to check on their well-being, particularly during the Covid-19 outbreak, has been launched and is to be piloted for a period in the Sliabh Luachra area.  The service is being provided by Sliabh Luachra Active Retired in conjunction with the HSE, NEWKD, Island…

Tanya is the Latest On-line Split the Bucket Draw Winner

Tanya is the Latest On-line Split the Bucket Draw Winner

The winner of the Split the Bucket Draw held in the Chicken Club on Saturday night was an online winner, Tanya Fitzgerald. Tanya won €768. The next draw will be held in Den Joe’s American Style Restaurant on Saturday October 31st at 5.30pm. Each week two extra envelopes are drawn for entry into our New…

The Late Jeremiah ‘Jerh’ Burke, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The Late Jeremiah ‘Jerh’ Burke, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of Jeremiah (Jerry) Burke, Killahalla, Cappoquin, Co.Waterford and Castleisland, Co. Kerry. On October 23rd. 2020, peacefully, Jeremiah, ‘Jerry’ loving father of the late Jeremy (Jer), brother of the late Josephine. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Ursula, née O’Donnell, son Leo, brother Ned, sister Kit Kerins, daughter-in-law Maren, grandchildren: Cormac, Lenny…

Clocks Go Back an Hour Tonight

Clocks Go Back an Hour Tonight

While clocks and watches may be a thing of the past as vital time-keepers for many, others still rely on the wrist watch and alarm clock to order their morning, noon and night. Mobile devices of all descriptions will automatically adjust to ‘winter time’ at 2am when the clocks traditionally ‘went back’ the hour. For…

The Treasure Chest Open for Business On-line and Behind Closed Doors

The Treasure Chest Open for Business On-line and Behind Closed Doors

For shops and stores around the world today there’s a new reality in being open and that in itself is open to interpretation with many implications. How to open your shop with health and safety as your uppermost priority is the new guideline to which traders must adhere. The Treasure Chest in The Island Centre…

Castleisland District Heritage Website and Fundraiser Launched

Castleisland District Heritage Website and Fundraiser Launched

A new website has been launched this week to preserve and showcase the rich and varied history of the Castleisland area and its hinterland. The need for the new site has grown from the sheer depth and scope of material left by the late Michael O’Donohoe (1936 – 2008). While his material has been digitised…

Daly Reveals Whistle-Blower Concerns Over UHK Downgrading

Daly Reveals Whistle-Blower Concerns Over UHK Downgrading

With the regional hospital system under unprecedented strain, and after making a speech today in the Dáil on the topic, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Pa Daly has raised concerns that were passed on to him by several staff members within University Hospital Kerry. Dire And Sobering Conditions “I have been informed by a number…

Moloney’s Traditional Halloween Barm Brack on the Shelves Now

Moloney’s Traditional Halloween Barm Brack on the Shelves Now

‘Hello everyone, We hope you are all keeping safe. Just to let you know we are happy to say WE ARE OPEN. So Come On In or order online or phone us on the number below. Our special Halloween Barm Bracks are on the shelves now. You can order all your cakes and mince pies…

Pa Daly Calls for Additional Resources for UHK

Pa Daly Calls for Additional Resources for UHK

Teachta Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry has called for additional resources to be provided for UHK’s Rheumatology Department. “I have written to Minister Donnelly asking his support for additional resources in UHK’s Rheumatology Department as the depertment is grossly under-staffed and resourced at the moment,” said Teachta Daly. Horrific Pain And Distress “This…

Bringing Bodhrán Making from The Claddagh to The College

Bringing Bodhrán Making from The Claddagh to The College

Castleisland Community College Transition Year students recently enjoyed an all day workshop making and eventually playing bodhráns! Michael Vignoles a bodhrán, uilleann pipe maker, musician and craftsman from The Claddagh in Galway provided the innovative workshop. “It was an exciting, cross curricular lesson which saw the students engage with woodwork, history, art, music agus ‘an…

Six In-A-Row Best Customer Experience Award for Credit Unions

Six In-A-Row Best Customer Experience Award for Credit Unions

For the sixth consecutive year, credit unions have claimed pole position for the best customer experience in Ireland at the official CXi awards just announced. Credit unions have strengthened their reputation as Ireland’s undisputed CX champions by not just taking the top spot again this year, but by also extending their lead at the top…

Update on Covid-19 Restrictions from Kerry County Council

Update on Covid-19 Restrictions from Kerry County Council

Kerry County Council’s senior management team met to consider the government’s announcement that the country is moving to the Level 5 category of COVID-19 restrictions at midnight tonight. The following is a broad layout of the implications for the services which the council provides to the people of Kerry. List Of Essential Services In accordance…

Social Bubble Concept – A Workable Weapon Against Social Isolation – Cllr. Fitzgerald

Social Bubble Concept – A Workable Weapon Against Social Isolation – Cllr. Fitzgerald

An Email from the Ballymacelligott based Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald expressing his interest in and approval of the ‘Social Bubble’ concept as the Covid-19 winter-time lock-down takes a grip on the nation from midnight tonight. “I see it as something of huge value for those elderly, vulnerable or living alone in our communities,” said the Fianna…

A Different Kind of Patrick O’Keeffe Festival to Get Underway on Friday Evening

A Different Kind of Patrick O’Keeffe Festival to Get Underway on Friday Evening

The 28th Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival begins this Friday, October 23rd and will run right through to the following Monday the 26th. While it was hoped to have a greatly reduced presence of musicians in town over the weekend, concerns over the spiraling Covid-19 rates brought its own pressures to bear and community concerns and…

‘We’re Here to Help Get You Through Covid Restrictions’ – Castleisland Day Care Centre

‘We’re Here to Help Get You Through Covid Restrictions’ – Castleisland Day Care Centre

Since last March and the announcement of the original lock-down, Castleisland Day Care Centre hasn’t been accepting the elderly clients who would normally avail of its care services. However, with the renewed period of restrictions upon us all, the management and staff wish to inform all its clients and friends that the services of the…

Pres Castleisland Takes Part in All Ireland Maths Week Celebration

Pres Castleisland Takes Part in All Ireland Maths Week Celebration

Maths Week Ireland is an all-Ireland celebration of mathematics which promotes awareness, appreciation and understanding of the subject through a variety of activities. Maths Week took place in Presentation Castleisland from October 12th to 16th this year. The maths department at the school endeavours to improve students attitudes to the subject and consequently improve and…

Give the Gift of Kerry this Christmas

Give the Gift of Kerry this Christmas

Kerry shoppers can give the gift of Kerry this Christmas thanks to a brand-new Kerry Gift Card which can be used in dozens of Kerry businesses and services. The Kerry Gift Card, which will allow shoppers to support local jobs and local businesses in the run-up to the Christmas, is now available to buy online…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Le Chéile – Better Together Le Chéile would like to say a big thank you for the continued help from the Community Support Fund and Kerry County Council whose contributions help to maintain our attractive parish.  As well, many thanks to everyone involved in the day to day work on the ground in Brosna. As…

Mag Browne is the First Three-Time Split the Bucket Winner

Mag Browne is the First Three-Time Split the Bucket Winner

The winner of the Castleisland Rugby Club Split the Bucket draw held at Topline Browne’s Agri, Steel & Builders Providers on Saturday, October 17th. were Mag Browne and Moss Flynn. This is Mag Browne’s third time winning the draw. They won €775. The next draw will be held in Chicken Club on Saturday, October 24th.…

Veterinary Ireland Advice for Pet Owners Ahead of Fireworks Season

Veterinary Ireland Advice for Pet Owners Ahead of Fireworks Season

Veterinary Ireland is advising pet owners on measures to keep their pets safe this Halloween. As their hearing is much more sensitive than us humans, most pets are frightened by sudden, loud noises, as well as flashes of light and so the weeks leading up to Halloween can be a very distressing time. Up to…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Glórach Drive-In Bingo Cancelled Regret to say that the Glórach Theatre Drive in Bingo which was to be held in Abbeyfeale on Sunday has been cancelled until further notice. By Marian Harnett Promoting Your Business on Social Media This free course will be held on Tuesday, October 20, from 9.30am to 1.00pm. The training will…

Kerry College Announces New Ecology & Fieldwork Skills Programme

Kerry College Announces New Ecology & Fieldwork Skills Programme

Kerry College of Further Education and Training (Kerry College) has announced an innovative new programme called ‘Ecology and Practical Fieldwork Skills’ which will run in Killarney starting on Monday, November 16th. Cappanalea and Knockreer Demesne This full-time QQI Level 5 Major Award will be run by Killarney National Park Education Centre in conjunction with Cappanalea…

River Maine Oil Spillage Source Identified and Fixed and Collection Booms Deployed

River Maine Oil Spillage Source Identified and Fixed and Collection Booms Deployed

The appearance of booms in the River Maine at Barrack Street in Castleisland over the past couple of days was the result of a low level oil leak in the locality. Kerry County Council engineer, Mark O’Sullivan confirmed the presence of oil in the river water and confirmed that the source had been discovered. Leak…

Castleisland Gardai Investigating Overnight Break-in and Theft of Tools

Castleisland Gardai Investigating Overnight Break-in and Theft of Tools

A spokesperson at Castleisland Garda Station has confirmed that an overnight break-in in the locality resulted in thousands of Euro worth of tools being stolen. The theft of the tools is believed to have been carried out in the early hours of the morning on a shed at the rear of a house in St.…

The Late Michael Fitzgerald, Barness, Cordal, Castleisland

The Late Michael Fitzgerald, Barness, Cordal, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Michael Fitzgerald, Barness, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on October 13th 2020 in the wonderful care of the management and staff at St. Columbanus Home, Killarney. Sadly missed by his cousins Johnny Smith, Castleisland and Sheila Lampkin, Killarney, all extended family, relatives, neighbours, friends and especially his fellow residents at…