Second Padre Pio Evening Devotion on Tuesday, February 4th

Second Padre Pio Evening Devotion on Tuesday, February 4th

The second of the monthly, first Tuesday Padre Pio devotions will take place at the Church of Saints Stephen and John, Castleisland on Tuesday night, February 4th. at 7:30pm. The devotion will include rosary and mass and the witness will be given by renowned preacher, Fr. Kevin McNamara. First Class Relic A first class relic…

Invitation to Pre-school Open Evening at Muire Gan Smál

Invitation to Pre-school Open Evening at Muire Gan Smál

Muire Gan Smal Pre-school is holding an open evening in conjunction with Muire Gan Smal Primary School. It will take place on this Thursday 30th January at 6.30pm. “We are looking forward to welcoming any parent who would like to see our preschool facilities and who would like information on the ECCE free pre-school scheme,”…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel seniors commence the 2020 season with a home fixture against neighbours Duagh in the North Kerry League on Sunday, February 2nd at 2pm in Knocknagoshel. Coiste na nÓg The new underage goalposts arrived during the week. We would like to thank everyone who organised and supported the fundraising quiz and draw to help purchase…

Free Heart Health Checks in Castleisland Tomorrow

Free Heart Health Checks in Castleisland Tomorrow

Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College are raising awareness about the importance of heart health. They have partnered with the Irish Heart Foundation and free blood pressure checks, pulse checks, lifestyle advice and heart health information will be on offer in Castleisland tomorrow. Mobile Health Unit This will all be provided when the Irish…

The Late Jimmy Greaney – A Tribute from Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club

The Late Jimmy Greaney – A Tribute from Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club

The late Jimmy Greaney epitomised everything that is so heart warming about the human spirit. A tribute by Castlerisland Desmonds GAA Club He was truly one of nature’s gentlemen, which is evident by his immense contribution to his beloved Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club. The respect and affection within the club for him was reflected by…

Is Kerry Really Just a Three Seat Constituency for Most Candidates?

Is Kerry Really Just a Three Seat Constituency for Most Candidates?

There are people who will tell you that Kerry is really just a three-seat constituency – after the Healy Rae brothers, Deputy Danny and Deputy Michael, have taken their share of the pie. This, they will tell you, is because they are always on the ground and they’re the best in the business at getting…

Day Centre Residency Sparked Discussions on History and Architecture

Day Centre Residency Sparked Discussions on History and Architecture

An artist’s residency of an almost two months duration came to fruition at Castleisland Area Services Centre on Thursday afternoon. A residency is when a professional artist is formally attached to a university or community facility and often on a specific project and time frame. This usually benefits the development of the artist and the…

Invite to Explore Library Toys and Sensory Resources Collection

Invite to Explore Library Toys and Sensory Resources Collection

  People in the Castleisland area are being invited to the local library on this Saturday morning, January 25th from 10am to 12 noon to explore the ‘Kerry Library Toys and Sensory Resources Collection.’ Children With Complex Needs The events of the morning will be co-ordinated by Lorraine O’Hanlon of Anam Saor Play Therapy. The…

Call-Out to Artists to Submit to Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

Call-Out to Artists to Submit to Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase

Kerry County Council is inviting artists to express their interest in being part of the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase. The Showcase is a professionally curated annual exhibition, for qualified artists, working across all media and genres within visual arts and who are from, or living in Kerry. Talent Recognition It recognises local talent and provides…

Castleisland CFR Group Providing Free Introduction to CPR

Castleisland CFR Group Providing Free Introduction to CPR

Castleisland Community First Responders spokesperson, Oorla Casey has issued an invitation to members of the public in the general locality to a free introduction to CPR. The class will be held at Castleisland Community Centre on election day, February 8th 2020 and all are welcome. There will be two sessions of introduction, both with limited…

Scoil Íde Curranes NS now Open for September Enrollments

Scoil Íde Curranes NS now Open for September Enrollments

Curranes National School, Castleisland is currently accepting enrollment applications for September 2020. Curranes NS is a progressive, rural, co-educational primary school in Castleisland parish, located 5 minutes from Castleisland town. There is an after-school service on-site, which operates up to 5.55pm each evening. Fourth Mainstream Teacher There are currently 85 pupils attending the school, which…

Taoiseach Leo’s Posters Vandalised in Castleisland

Taoiseach Leo’s Posters Vandalised in Castleisland

I don’t know what shade of politics the late Minnie Hugh favoured but her field on the Limerick Road here in Castleisland is now hosting four damaged Fine Gael posters with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s face on them. It is clear that the posters were torn down off the nearby ESB poles as those belonging to…

IUNVA Post 2 Chairman Welcomes Congo Hero at AGM

IUNVA Post 2 Chairman Welcomes Congo Hero at AGM

At their recent AGM, the chairman of Post 2, of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association, Con Roche welcomed their new member Tadgh Quinn from Purt, Abbeyfeale. Mr. Quinn is a real live Irish hero who was part of the 157 strong A Company 35th Infantry Battalion – according to post PRO, John Wade. “In…

Kennelly’s Privatise Health Comments Prove FG Can’t Be Trusted – Daly

Kennelly’s Privatise Health Comments Prove FG Can’t Be Trusted – Daly

Spats between Fine Gael and Sinn Féin candidates are nothing new. But now it’s on our own doorsteps and between two first time Dáil aspirants: Fine Gael’s Cllr. Mike Kennelly and Sinn Féin candidate Cllr. Pa Daly. Cllr. Daly said that the comments made by Cllr Kennelly on privatising the health service proves that Fine…

Call for Southern India Mission Volunteers

Call for Southern India Mission Volunteers

Cordal native, Br. Tom Walsh and the Lasallian mission are seeking volunteers to travel to India for four weeks at the end of June 2020. The aim of the visit by the team and its volunteers is to construct a multi-purpose hall for the people of Suranam in Southern India. Fundraising Necessary Fundraising will be…

Deputy Danny Welcomes Road Funds for Kerry

Deputy Danny Welcomes Road Funds for Kerry

Deputy Danny Healy Rae has issued a statement of welcome for what he labelled ‘the much needed funds for Kerry roads.’ “The funding has been announced by the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport for the regional and local road grants for 2020,” said Deputy Healy Rae. “The total allocation for Kerry is €25,310,959, which…

More Garda Resources Needed in Kerry to Tackle Drugs – Moriarty

More Garda Resources Needed in Kerry to Tackle Drugs – Moriarty

Fianna Fáil General Election candidate for Kerry Cllr. Norma Moriarty has outlined a series of measures to increase the powers and resources of local Gardaí in the fight against drugs. “Unfortunately, Kerry is not immune to the scourge of drugs and related crime. Seeping Through Communities “It has seeped into too many communities in the…

Michelle Added to Castleisland RFC Bucket List

Michelle Added to Castleisland RFC Bucket List

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Fagin’s Bar on Saturday night, January 18th was Michelle Burke. Michelle won €1,113. The next draw will be held in Lyons Bar, Scartaglin on Saturday 25th. How to Play Buckets and envelopes are available in pubs and shops throughout Castleisland and neighbouring parishes. You simply…

Muire Gan Smál, Castleisland – The Video

Muire Gan Smál, Castleisland – The Video

The pupils of Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School made a video to highlight what they enjoy most about their Castleisland based school. The video is a complete in-house job of work as the school choir also provided the soundtrack. The promotional video is aimed at spreading the word about the school’s open evening on…

The late Kathryn Griffin, nee Rahilly, Tonbwee and late of Tralee Road, Castleisland

The late Kathryn Griffin, nee Rahilly, Tonbwee and late of Tralee Road, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Kathryn Griffin, nee Rahilly, 11 Meadow Court, Tonbwee, Castleisland and late of Tralee Road, Castleisland. Peacefully on January 19th. 2020, surrounded by her loving famiy at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Beloved wife of the late Monty. Sadly missed by her loving family Gerard, Helen, John, Dan and Karen, sons-in-law,…

Presentation Castleisland’s Junk Kouture Entries 2020

Presentation Castleisland’s Junk Kouture Entries 2020

The art room in Presentation Secondary School Castleisland has been a hive of activity over the last few months in preparation for the Junk Kouture competition this year. Five teams consisting of fifteen Transition Year students have emerged from the room dressed up or, in design supporting roles in preparation for the 2020 competition. Joining…

O’Connell Award Handed Down to Teahan

O’Connell Award Handed Down to Teahan

Dublin born, Kerry connected fiddle player, Aidan Connolly is another major figure of a rising generation with a safe pair of hands and a deeply appreciating, cradling nature for the music of his ancestry. On Saturday night he brought his Handed Down audience on a trip through the musical family history of the Cronins from…

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Quiz Fundraiser for 2020 Event

Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí Quiz Fundraiser for 2020 Event

There’s an open invitation to Faha Court Bar in Listry for a quiz as part of the fundraiser for the 2020 Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí on Friday, January 31st. “The Fleadh is back in Milltown for the third year in a row, and the full line up for the free outdoor music will be revealed in…

Pension Age Increase Should be Reversed – Cllr. Pa Daly

Pension Age Increase Should be Reversed – Cllr. Pa Daly

Sinn Féin Councillor Pa Daly has said that in government, his party would stop the upcoming pension age increase due to come in next year. Cllr. Daly will contest next month’s general election for his party in Kerry and is aiming to hold the seat held since 2002 by Deputy Martin Ferris. “The pension age…

Over 3,500 Children Waiting on Orthodontic Calls in Kerry / Cork – Brassil

Over 3,500 Children Waiting on Orthodontic Calls in Kerry / Cork – Brassil

Fianna Fáil TD for Kerry John Brassil says the number of children and young people on waiting lists for orthodontic assessment and treatment across Kerry and Cork is shocking. Figures released to Fianna Fáil reveal that 2,170 young people are waiting on orthodontic treatment across Cork and Kerry, with a further 1,496 waiting for an…

Currow Coiste Na nÓg AGM Takes 2020 View

Currow Coiste Na nÓg AGM Takes 2020 View

The Currow Coiste Na nÓg AGM was held in the Currow GAA Club dressing rooms on Wednesday January 15th. By Con Enright, PRO There was a very good crowd in attendance and the following officers were elected on the night. Patron: Fr Buckley; Presidents: Tadhg Walsh and Johnny Scanlon; Chairman: Frank Coffey; Vice Chairman: Pat…

Glebe Lodge – Close to the Hearts of Castleisland Fundraisers

Glebe Lodge – Close to the Hearts of Castleisland Fundraisers

The charity we now know as the Kerry Parents and Friends Association has been close to the hearts of fundraisers in the Castleisland area for generations. The town’s annual Indoor Market was founded back in 1973 as a fundraiser for the mainly Killarney based charity at that time. The immediate and continuing success of the…

General Election 2020 – Register Of Electors – Are You On It

General Election 2020 – Register Of Electors – Are You On It

Kerry County Council is reminding members of the public to check that they are registered to vote in the general election which will be held on Saturday, 8 February 2020. Kerry County Council is the body responsible for maintaining and updating the Register of Electors for County Kerry. Closing Date is Wednesday 22nd. Members of…

Cordal Community Alert Registration Tonight at 8pm

Cordal Community Alert Registration Tonight at 8pm

A 2020 registration evening for Cordal Community Alert will be held on this Friday night at 8pm in Cordal Community Centre. Registration is €10 and this will add the registered number to the Community Alert Text Service. Community Alert is a community safety programme for rural areas with an emphasis on older and vulnerable people.…

Politicians Good on Poster Free Tidy Towns Campaign

Politicians Good on Poster Free Tidy Towns Campaign

The Castleisland Tidy Towns Committee has declared the town a poster free zone when it comes to elections for many years now – even before it became popular almost everywhere else. “We’re asking the election candidates again this time round not to erect posters inside the 50km signs,” said committee spokesperson, Mary Walsh. Politicians Have…