Category Archives: Scartaglin

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

Presentation Project on The Moonlighters Ready to View

St. Joseph’s Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland was one of just six schools in the south of Ireland chosen to take part in the North / South History Initiative late last year. The initiative is run as part of a joint collaboration between The Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) and the School Development Service (SDS)Read 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…

Doyle and O’Leary Packed Scart on Saturday Night

Doyle and O’Leary Packed Scart on Saturday Night

Jimmy Doyle of Sliabh Luachra was the title of Saturday night’s, latest installment in the Handed Down series of concerts and lectures. While many in the series to date have been dedicated to the memory of characters and players long gone from the worldly stage, a small handful have honoured the living. Saturday night’s eventRead more…

Forum On Raising your Child in a Digital World

Forum On Raising your Child in a Digital World

The safety of children in today’s Digital age is a topic of growing concern and importance to adults and parents. Many people are struggling to cope with the challenges thrown up by this increasingly complex and mercurial world – a world they feel they have little or no control over. A Free Talk On thisRead more…

Ex FCA / RDF Members Called to Arms

Ex FCA / RDF Members Called to Arms

All ex Forsa Cosanta Áitiuil (FCA) and Reserve Defence Forces (RDF) members have been called to arms – the Listowel Arms – that is. For the past six years, Listowel has held a military festival and 2016 saw the introduction of the first 15th Battalion FCA/PDF and 32nd RDF Reunion. This year’s reunion will takeRead more…

Castleisland Camera Club Developments

Castleisland Camera Club Developments

Castleisland Camera Club had another very successful meeting last Thursday night with more new members in attendance. By Breda McGaley PRO Con Dennehy also attended and gave a very comprehensive talk to the group before answering questions on photography and camera basics. Something for Everyone The club is made up of people of varying abilityRead more…

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

Kerry Poets Found in The Deep Heart’s Core

There was a Grand Parade of contemporary Irish poets at the launch of The Deep Heart’s Core at Cork City Library on Wednesday night. Edited by poets, Kiskeam native, Eugene O’Connell and Pat Boran from Portlaoise, the anthology takes the pulse of the state of poetry in Ireland today. Kerry poetry and poets are wellRead more…

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Sub Committees Formed

Castleisland Chamber Alliance Sub Committees Formed

Castleisland Chamber Alliance recently formed a number of sub committees to focus in depth on different areas of potential development in and around the town of its concern.  The sub committees have been formed in the areas like tourism, local area planning, event planning and enterprise promotion. Committee Appointees The tourism committee appointees are: LisaRead more…

Castleisland Camera Club’s Third Meeting Tonight

Castleisland Camera Club’s Third Meeting Tonight

Out of a need for such a club or support group in the general area, a cabal of local, keen photographers from this and surrounding parishes got together last month and from this emerged Castleisland Camera Club. Now, the club is about to hold its third meeting tonight, Thursday, April 20th at 8:15pm. The previousRead 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…