Philip O’Connor Appointed to CU Cultivate Development Role

Philip O’Connor Appointed to CU Cultivate Development Role

Cara Credit Union is pleased to welcome the appointment of Kerry’s Junior All-Ireland winning captain Philip O’Connor as its Cultivate Development Officer. “Cultivate is a great value agricultural loan, designed specifically by farmers for farmers. Under Cultivate, Cara Credit Union in Tralee, Castleisland and Killorglin can now offer loans up to €50,000 unsecured for a…

Christmas Floral Demonstration – A Date to Save

Christmas Floral Demonstration – A Date to Save

The good people at Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House are asking you all to keep your diaries free on Thursday, December 5th. On that date award winning floral expert, Kathleen Reidy will host a fundraising Christmas floral demonstration at the River Island Hotel at 8pm. Free Support Services Always a fabulous pre-Christmas event, all…

First Loss of the Season for Team Tom McCarthy’s

First Loss of the Season for Team Tom McCarthy’s

Team Tom McCarthy’s suffered a loss at the weekend when they hosted Portlaoise Panthers in a Garvey’s SuperValu home game. By: Liz Galwey, PRO As expected it was a close game with little more than the minimum separating the sides for the most part. However, it was a low scoring game during which both sides…

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Raised €7,712

Joanne’s Hoops4Hospice Raised €7,712

St. Mary’s Basketball Club has announced that €7,712. has been handed over to the Castleisland fundraising branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The funds are the proceeds of the recent Hoops 4 Hospice fundraising event which the club held in memory of the late Joanne Walmsley. Huge Numbers Attended “The club would like to thank…

Camera Club Exhibition and Fundraiser on November 30th

Camera Club Exhibition and Fundraiser on November 30th

Castleisland Camera Club’s annual exhibition and fundraiser will take place on Saturday November 30th in the Ivy Leaf Art Centre, Castleisland. “This year’s fundraiser is called ‘Now and Then’ The ‘Now’ section of the fundraiser will consist of a display of portraits of characters from Castleisland and the surrounding areas taken by club members,” said…

Payments Delay Causing Hardship for Farmers – Danny Healy Rae TD

Payments Delay Causing Hardship for Farmers – Danny Healy Rae TD

Danny Healy Rae, TD is calling on Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed and his department to sort out the long delays in processing payments to farmers due to mapping issues. “This year over 2,500 farmers are held up due to remote sensing and satellite inspections and only one third of these…

The Late Sheila Walker nee O’Connor, Leeds, UK and Dulague, Castleisland

The Late Sheila Walker nee O’Connor, Leeds, UK and Dulague, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Sheila Walker (nee O’Connor) Leeds, England and late of Dulague, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on November 7th 2019 in the presence of her loving family. Beloved daughter of the late Bernard. Sadly missed by her loving mother Philomena, sisters: Kathleen and her partner Paddy, The Half Barrel Bar, Castleisland; Maureen…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Fundraising Draw for Goal Posts Knocknagoshel Coiste na nÓg is holding a fundraising draw and table quiz to help purchase new goalposts. There are fantastic prizes on offer in the draw including bed and breakfast and dinner for two at the International Hotel Killarney, a Christmas Hamper worth €100 from Kieran’s XL and a €50…

Ferris Welcomes 2019 Sports Capital Announcement

Ferris Welcomes 2019 Sports Capital Announcement

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has welcomed the announcement of the 2019 Sports Capital Equipment Grants for the county. “I want to congratulate all those organisations that were successful in their applications for sports capitation grants,” said Deputy Ferris. “The number of applications from Kerry show the vision of the people involved in our…

Cordal Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

Cordal Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

Cordal Resourse Centre Cards Results The following are the results of the card game held in the Cordal Resourse Centre. 1st.: Annie O’Connor and Eileen Donovan. 2nd.: Donie Cremins and Jeremiah Kerins, Neily Shanahan and Dick Collins. Connie Keane and Eamon O’Connor. Ladies: Gabe O’Sullivan and Theresa Lenihan. Gents: Paul Geaney and Ned O’Callaghan. Mixed:…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature Seven: Sheila Hanrahan

Castleisland Camera Club Feature Seven: Sheila Hanrahan

This is the seventh week of our featured photographers from Castleisland Camera Club and this week it’s the turn  of club member, Sheila Hanrahan. The following is Sheila’s account of her history of involvement with photography and with the club. “In a nutshell, I always loved photography and was overjoyed when it was announced there…

Jimmy’s ‘Hillside Scribbler’ Collection Launch in Cordal

Jimmy’s ‘Hillside Scribbler’ Collection Launch in Cordal

Cordal native poet, Jimmy Cullinane is launching his book of poems titled ‘The Hillside Scribbler’ this weekend. The launch will take place at Hughes’ Bar, Cordal on Saturday and will start at 2pm with a top class music session afterwards by Jimmy’s son, Dónal along with Emma O’Leary and Bryan O’Leary. Everyone is welcome. Inspired…

St. Patrick’s Progress to All-Ireland U-19 ‘A’ Cup Semi Finals

St. Patrick’s Progress to All-Ireland U-19 ‘A’ Cup Semi Finals

The St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland U-19 basketball team has reached the semi-finals of the All- Ireland U-19 ‘A’ Cup competition. This has been a fantastic journey for the team and it’s the first time in the school’s history that a basketball team has reached the semi-finals of the U-19 cup competition in the ‘A’…

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Scartaglin Results

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Scartaglin Results

Castleisland Rugby Club took its rolling fundraiser on the road again last weekend and wound up in Lyons’ Bar in Scartaglin. The winner of the draw was Carmel Leader. Carmel, a native of Scart won €1,192. The next draw will be held in The Crown on this Saturday night, November 16th. How to Play Split…

Jennifer Honoured Among Nationwide Volunteer Sport Awards

Jennifer Honoured Among Nationwide Volunteer Sport Awards

The Federation of Irish Sport, supported by EBS, announced the winners of the 2019 Volunteers in Sport Awards earlier this week. Castleisland’s Jennifer O’Sullivan-Coffey, a founder member of the Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club, was among the nationwide 32 county pool of winners to be presented with an award at Farnleigh House on Tuesday in Dublin…

Castleisland First Responders Launch on Friday Night

Castleisland First Responders Launch on Friday Night

An invitation to members of the community in the general Castleisland area has been issued by Castleisland First Responders spokesperson, Oorla Casey and coordinator, Andrew Foran. The group members are happy to announce their official launch night on this Friday, November 15th at 8pm in the River Island Hotel. They are also inviting members of…

It’s Ballymacelligott Parish Bazaar and Sale of Work Weekend

It’s Ballymacelligott Parish Bazaar and Sale of Work Weekend

The final touches are being put to plans for the annual Ballymacelligott Parish Bazaar and Sale of Work which takes place over the coming Sunday and Monday nights. It will be held at St. Brendan’s Hall, Ballydwyer on the coming Sunday, November 18th from 6pm until 10pm and on Monday, November 19th from 7.30pm until…

Cork And Kerry Combine To Promote ‘Winter Ready’ Message

Cork And Kerry Combine To Promote ‘Winter Ready’ Message

The regional ‘Be Winter Ready’ campaign for Cork and Kerry was launched this week. The awareness campaign is an inter-agency initiative across Cork and Kerry involving the HSE, Kerry County Council, Cork City Council, Cork County Council, local Fire Services and An Garda Síochána. Awareness Campaign The public awareness campaign was launched at St Mary’s…

Kilmurry NS in Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Final

Kilmurry NS in Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Final

Excitement is mounting all this week for all involved with Kilmurry National School as they prepare for the final of the 4/5 teacher Allianz Cumann na mBunscol football competition which will take place on this Thursday evening, November 14th. at 6:15pm. The final will be played in Austin Stack Park, Tralee against Scoil Iognáid Rís,…

Radio Kerry and St. Vincent Team Up for Christmas Jumper Day Fund

Radio Kerry and St. Vincent Team Up for Christmas Jumper Day Fund

Radio Kerry’s annual county-wide Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul will take place on Friday December 6th 2019. This year the event will be supported by Homefire Supertherm Fuels who sell through outlets across Kerry. This will be the sixth year of the fundraising initiative which to date has raised over €80,000.…

Fourth Mainstream Class Teacher For Scoil Íde Curranes National School

Fourth Mainstream Class Teacher For Scoil Íde Curranes National School

There was cause for celebration at Scoil Íde, Curranes NS, Castleisland recently as it officially became a four-teacher school for the very first time in its 150 year history. The school has seen a steady increase in pupil numbers over the years and there are currently 85 on the roll book of the school. Appointment…

Castleisland Monster Bingo Session for Cordal Development

Castleisland Monster Bingo Session for Cordal Development

Cordal Community Council spokesperson, Noreen O’Donoghue gladly tells us that Castleisland Community Centre management has decided to support their local development fundraising drive. The Castleisland centre is allocating the proceeds of a monster bingo night to the Cordal council on Tuesday, November 19th. 2019 and 8.30pm. “The funds raised will benefit our main, long term…

Kerry County Council Invites 2020 Arts Act Grant Awards Applications

Kerry County Council Invites 2020 Arts Act Grant Awards Applications

The Kerry County Council Arts Grants application process opened on Wednesday of this week for projects and activities taking place in 2020. The closing date for receipt of applications is 1pm Monday, December 16th. 2019. Under the Arts Act 2003, funding is allocated to individuals or groups where activities, projects and undertakings stimulate public interest…

Pres Castleisland Students on National Webwise Youth Panel

Pres Castleisland Students on National Webwise Youth Panel

Castleisland Presentation Secondary students, Ava Flaherty and Cáit O’Mahony have been chosen as members of this year’s Webwise Youth Panel. Webwise is an internet safety initiative focused on raising awareness of online safety issues and good practice among students, their parents and teachers. Online Safety Issues Every year Webwise recruits proactive teenagers from all over…

Residents ‘Making War’ over Flooding on The Old Road

Residents ‘Making War’ over Flooding on The Old Road

Closed roads and Castleisland are beginning to sound suspiciously synonymous in recent times for a variety of reasons but with water as a common denominator. College Road’s water pipe replacement – the most recent example was, at least, always working towards a conclusion that was inevitable and predictable. Up in Arms on The Old Road…

The late David ‘Davy’ Geaney, Fossa and Knockadarrive, Brosna

The late David ‘Davy’ Geaney, Fossa and Knockadarrive, Brosna

The death has occurred of David ‘Davy’ Geaney, Grenagh, Fossa, Killarney and late of Knockadarrive, Brosna, Co. Kerry. Beloved husband of Helen Murphy and much loved son of Eilish and the late Mikey and loving brother of: Jimmy, Margaret, Pat, Eilish, Teresa, Anne, Michael, Ben and the late Noreen. Very sadly missed and dearly loved…

The Late Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond

The Late Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond

The death has occurred of Daniel Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond. On November 8th and peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital. Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ musician. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons: Brendan, Dan, Kieran, stepsons: Mark and Andrew, daughter Marie and in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, his aunt Kitty Lawlor,…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

An under strength Knocknagoshel team played Ballydonoghue in the North Kerry Championship on Sunday afternoon. The sides were level 0-3 a piece midway through the first half with Jack Foley and Stephen Foley scoring for Ballydonoghue and Edmond Walsh, John O’Keeffe and David O’Donoghue getting on the scoresheet for Knocknagoshel. Ballydonoghue added four points before…