Category Archives: Schools

Parents’ Association on Gael Scoil Photo Hunt

Parents’ Association on Gael Scoil Photo Hunt

“Gael Scoil Aogain is 30 years going this year and we are looking for anyone who would have some old school photos and if they have would they please drop them into Bríd in the school office at College Road.” Photo Appeal That’s the opening line of an appeal by the parents’ association at theRead more…

Pres Class of 1997 Plotting a Reunion for October 21st

Pres Class of 1997 Plotting a Reunion for October 21st

Twenty years after leaving school, members of the Castleisland Presentation Girls Class of 1997 are plotting a reunion. The event is planned for the River Island Hotel on Saturday, October 21st at 9pm. The night is open to anyone who attended the school between 1992 -1997- including those who repeated years or left the schoolRead more…

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project – A Labour of Love for Paddy Flynn

For most students the dawning of their Leaving Cert year looms large and dominates the landscape and mindset for the duration. Not for Paddy Flynn. The St. Patrick’s College student, Cordal GAA Club PRO and now founder of the Sliabh Luachra Old Photos Project is busier than ever at this important juncture in his youngRead more…

Teacher Mary Frances Retires from School She Attended as a Child

Teacher Mary Frances Retires from School She Attended as a Child

In her almost life-long association with Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School in Castleisland, a just retired teacher has gone through three transformations. As a pupil she was Mary Frances Woulfe. In 1982, as a newly qualified teacher, she became Miss Woulfe and later changed her name to Mrs. O’Shea. “My retirement marks the endRead more…

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Past pupils, parents, teachers, retired teachers and a huge cast of current pupils were all on their best behavior bright and early on Wednesday morning. Former Kerry, All-Ireland winning footballer and Dancing with the Stars co-winner, Garda Aidan O’Mahony made his way to the highest school in the area on a special mission. Gaining FlagRead more…

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Twelve children graduated in style at Bright Beginnings Pre-School on Wednesday. The excitement had been building all week with regular rehearsals taking place in the days prior to the big event. Songs and Rhymes Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended and enjoyed songs and rhymes prior to the presentation of certificates by pre-school teachers. BrightRead more…

Georgie Leading Gang to the Aviva for Austria V Ireland

Georgie Leading Gang to the Aviva for Austria V Ireland

A travelling party of up to 50 soccer supporters will leave Castleisland by bus on this Sunday morning heading for the FIFA World Cup qualifying round game between Republic of Ireland and Austria in the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. The kick-off time is 5pm and the Castleisland support group, which will include players and parentsRead more…

St. Patrick’s Win First Year Football Championship

St. Patrick’s Win First Year Football Championship

The first year boys from St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland were crowned winners of the Kerry Post Primary Schools First Year League recently. To take the title they defeated Killorglin Community College but it took two games to separate the sides. Draw After Extra Time The first game ended in a draw after extra time.Read more…

Dramatic Celebrations at Loughfouder National School

Dramatic Celebrations at Loughfouder National School

Pupils and teachers from Loughfouder National School had, quite literally, dramatic reasons for celebrations recently. They won an All-Ireland Best Set Award for their play The Yank Returns at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin at the Student Theatre Awards Ceremony. The Loughfouder NS team was nominated for the award along with three otherRead more…

Castleisland Community College Day of Celebration

Castleisland Community College Day of Celebration

After a raft of preparations which began at the turn of the year, Castleisland Community College has finally reached the highpoint of its Tríocha Blian as Fás celebration day. This Friday evening, May 19th 2017 between 6pm and 9pm the college will draw on the considerable talent pool of its student and teacher base toRead more…