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Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

The recent controversy which arose as a result of a vote that was taken at the on-line November monthly meeting of Kerry County Council to elect two councillors to the board of North, East & West Kerry Development took another twist today On the day, three councillors were proposed and seconded for the positions; one… Read more…

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The death has occurred of James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleview Drive, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Galbertstown, Holycross, Co. Tipperary and Coillte. Peacefully on January 20th 2021 in the excellent care of the staff at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home Oakpark Tralee. Sadly missed by his loving wife Maura, his adored sons: Kevin, Colm,… Read more…

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

Castleisland farmer David O’Leary won the Young Farmer category of the Grassland Farmer of the Year awards. David is a new entrant to farming as well as dairying and he started milking on a 32 hectares leased farm in 2018 on an existing dairy operation and he aims to milk 80 cows this year. Grassland… Read more…

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Timothy Murphy and myself had cause to collaborate on a project before Christmas and as we were winding up our work on that, he kept the conversation going with this gem of a picture from the boys national school classes six and seven from 1959. The photograph would, most likely, have been taken by one… Read more…

The Late Jack O’Connor of Marathon House, Castleisland and late of Barrack Street

The Late Jack O’Connor of Marathon House, Castleisland and late of Barrack Street

  The death has occurred of Jack O’Connor of Marathon House, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Barrack Street, Castleisland. Peacefully at home on January 14th 2021 in the loving care of his family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, his adored daughters Orla and Tara, his cherished grandsons Caden and Sean, son-in-law… Read more…

Calls and Good Wishes Pouring in for Mikey’s 90th Birthday

Calls and Good Wishes Pouring in for Mikey’s 90th Birthday

Around this time a decade ago, a bar full of family, neighbours and friends at ‘The Fountain’ wished Michael ‘Mikey’ Conway a happy 80th birthday and they wished him many more. They got their wish and now 10 years on today he’s marking his 90th and looking and sounding more like a man half of… Read more…

Cordal Community Facility Reaches Targets in the Toughest Year Ever

Cordal Community Facility Reaches Targets in the Toughest Year Ever

Early last summer a group got together under the title, Cordal Community Pre-school and After-school Committee with a major local plan for funding and a very single-minded attitude. It was, and still is, a community run project and a non-profit childcare facility which operates on the grounds of Kilmurry National School in Cordal, Castleisland, Co.… Read more…

Cllr. Fitzgerald’s Eye Opening Motion for Fundraisers and Donors

Cllr. Fitzgerald’s Eye Opening Motion for Fundraisers and Donors

The next ordinary meeting of Kerry County Council will be held on-line on the coming Monday, January 18th from 10:30am. Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald has an eye-opening motion which will be of huge interest to the many fund-raisers and donors around the county. It seems that bogus fund-raising sites are targetting well meaning and innocent donors… Read more…

The Late Mary (Paddy Joe) Murphy nee Hickey, Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The Late Mary (Paddy Joe) Murphy nee Hickey, Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of Mary (Paddy Joe) Murphy nee Hickey, Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on January 11th 2021, surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care and Nursing teams at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by her loving husband Paddy Joe, her family: Donal, Carmel, Kieran and Norma,… Read more…

Earls, Axeteers and Hoggies – In the Shops Now – or By Post

Earls, Axeteers and Hoggies – In the Shops Now – or By Post

In terms of the history of an area and its preservation, Castleisland has been as lucky and more so than many other well chronicled towns and villages. There are stories and songs of the deeds and doings of people from here down through all those dead years. Men of the past like: TM Donovan, Eugie… Read more…

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Category Archives: Uncategorized

Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

Cllr. Farrelly Gets High Court Thumbs Up for Disputed Vote Review

The recent controversy which arose as a result of a vote that was taken at the on-line November monthly meeting of Kerry County Council to elect two councillors to the board of North, East & West Kerry Development took another twist today On the day, three councillors were proposed and seconded for the positions; one… Read more…

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The Late James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Holycross, Co. Tipperary

The death has occurred of James ‘Jim’ Ryan, Castleview Drive, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Galbertstown, Holycross, Co. Tipperary and Coillte. Peacefully on January 20th 2021 in the excellent care of the staff at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home Oakpark Tralee. Sadly missed by his loving wife Maura, his adored sons: Kevin, Colm,… Read more…

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

National Grassland Farmer of the Year Award for David O’Leary

Castleisland farmer David O’Leary won the Young Farmer category of the Grassland Farmer of the Year awards. David is a new entrant to farming as well as dairying and he started milking on a 32 hectares leased farm in 2018 on an existing dairy operation and he aims to milk 80 cows this year. Grassland… Read more…

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Castleisland Boys NS from 1959 – A Test for Historians

Timothy Murphy and myself had cause to collaborate on a project before Christmas and as we were winding up our work on that, he kept the conversation going with this gem of a picture from the boys national school classes six and seven from 1959. The photograph would, most likely, have been taken by one… Read more…

The Late Jack O’Connor of Marathon House, Castleisland and late of Barrack Street

The Late Jack O’Connor of Marathon House, Castleisland and late of Barrack Street

  The death has occurred of Jack O’Connor of Marathon House, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Barrack Street, Castleisland. Peacefully at home on January 14th 2021 in the loving care of his family. Sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, his adored daughters Orla and Tara, his cherished grandsons Caden and Sean, son-in-law… Read more…

Calls and Good Wishes Pouring in for Mikey’s 90th Birthday

Calls and Good Wishes Pouring in for Mikey’s 90th Birthday

Around this time a decade ago, a bar full of family, neighbours and friends at ‘The Fountain’ wished Michael ‘Mikey’ Conway a happy 80th birthday and they wished him many more. They got their wish and now 10 years on today he’s marking his 90th and looking and sounding more like a man half of… Read more…

Cordal Community Facility Reaches Targets in the Toughest Year Ever

Cordal Community Facility Reaches Targets in the Toughest Year Ever

Early last summer a group got together under the title, Cordal Community Pre-school and After-school Committee with a major local plan for funding and a very single-minded attitude. It was, and still is, a community run project and a non-profit childcare facility which operates on the grounds of Kilmurry National School in Cordal, Castleisland, Co.… Read more…

Cllr. Fitzgerald’s Eye Opening Motion for Fundraisers and Donors

Cllr. Fitzgerald’s Eye Opening Motion for Fundraisers and Donors

The next ordinary meeting of Kerry County Council will be held on-line on the coming Monday, January 18th from 10:30am. Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald has an eye-opening motion which will be of huge interest to the many fund-raisers and donors around the county. It seems that bogus fund-raising sites are targetting well meaning and innocent donors… Read more…

The Late Mary (Paddy Joe) Murphy nee Hickey, Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The Late Mary (Paddy Joe) Murphy nee Hickey, Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of Mary (Paddy Joe) Murphy nee Hickey, Dooneen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on January 11th 2021, surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care and Nursing teams at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by her loving husband Paddy Joe, her family: Donal, Carmel, Kieran and Norma,… Read more…

Earls, Axeteers and Hoggies – In the Shops Now – or By Post

Earls, Axeteers and Hoggies – In the Shops Now – or By Post

In terms of the history of an area and its preservation, Castleisland has been as lucky and more so than many other well chronicled towns and villages. There are stories and songs of the deeds and doings of people from here down through all those dead years. Men of the past like: TM Donovan, Eugie… Read more…

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