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Abbeyfeale Prepares for Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge

Abbeyfeale Prepares for Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge

Remembering Zoë Cycle on May 14th.  The third Remembering Zoë Cycle Challenge around the eight parishes which surround Abbeyfeale will be held on Sunday, May 14th. There are three route options available to participants: 110 km, 75 km or 40 km and online registration is now open – you can register by clicking on: https://register.primoevents.com/ps/event/RememberingZoeCycleChallengeRead more…

Tidy Towns Groups Urged to ‘Get Buzzing’ for Pollinators

Tidy Towns Groups Urged to ‘Get Buzzing’ for Pollinators

Tidy Towns groups throughout Kerry are being urged to enter a special competition as part of the national Tidy Towns awards which promotes the protection of pollinators. Irish bees and other pollinators contribute €35m a year to the Irish economy by pollinating plants, trees and vegetables. They are under serious threat for survival because theyRead more…

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

Bealtaine Festival Forging Links of Age and Opportunity

May belongs to the Bealtaine festival, celebrating creativity as we age and, on that note, Martyn Bell will give felt-making workshops in Castleisland Library on May 10th and 17th. Tel: 066 71 6 3403 This year, Kerry County Council, in association with Kerry Libraries and co-funded by the Arts Council, is bringing workshops in creativeRead more…

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

KDYS/An Garda Síochána Basketball Blitz

 The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service in partnership with An Garda Síochána held their ninth annual basketball blitz at Castleisland Community Centre on Good Friday. The event was organised by Helena Falvey, Youth Justice Worker with the KDYS and Garda Liz Twomey, Castleisland Garda Station. The event attracted over 100 young people who took part inRead more…

Easter Weekend Thieves Caught on Camera

Easter Weekend Thieves Caught on Camera

There was a busy and highly visible Garda presence on the roads in and around Castleisland over the weekend. On Holy Thursday and Good Friday nights a marked Garda car was positioned in various parts of the town and surrounds on breath sampling and vehicle checking duties. However, for the second weekend in only aRead more…

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Happy Easter to Listowel Writers’ Week Followers

Listowel Writers’ Week organisers have issued an open invitation to their 46th festival which will be held from May 31st. to June 4th. 2017. They’re thrilled to share the programme with you and we are now open for booking. “There’s a joyful mix of all genres of literature, poetry, comedy, art, theatre and of courseRead more…

Criminal Case Throws Light on Armed Garda Checkpoints

Criminal Case Throws Light on Armed Garda Checkpoints

Gangs of roving, eastern European criminals have been targeting business premises in the Munster area in recent years. In more recent times they’ve concentrated on pharmacies in a search for prescription drugs – which they then forced unfortunate addicts to sell on for them. Nowadays, high quality clothes, jewelry and accessories are being targeted andRead more…

Who’s the Boy in the 1970s Farranfore Photograph

Who’s the Boy in the 1970s Farranfore Photograph

The photograph here is a copy of one framed and hung in a business premises in Southwest United States for four decades. I got the following email from the son of an American tourist and avid photographer. She took this photograph at Herlihy’s Bar in Farranfore during a family holiday here just about 40 yearsRead more…

Ger’s Memorial Day Raised €2,800 for Kerry Cork Bus

Ger’s Memorial Day Raised €2,800 for Kerry Cork Bus

The family and friends of the late Farranfore native, Jeremiah G. ‘Ger’ Coffey got together again on Sunday night in Sherwood’s Bar and Restaurant in the village. They were there to finalise the business side of the golf fundraiser they held to mark the first anniversary of his death. Proceeds of the Day They invitedRead more…

Ferris Backing Flavins in Repossession Battle with Bank of Ireland

Ferris Backing Flavins in Repossession Battle with Bank of Ireland

This week in Dáil Éireann, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Martin Ferris, called on the Government to protect a vulnerable Kerry family from having their home repossessed by Bank of Ireland. Speaking under Promised Legislation, Deputy Ferris outlined the case in question: “In January of this year Trish Flavin died suddenly leaving five children, twinsRead more…