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Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Benedek Hernold-Csorba, a first year student at Castleisland Community College, came second in Ireland in the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association Quiz. Benedek emerged from a total of 6,306 first year students competing for the top honours. This yearly event has been organised nationally since 1994. It consists of answering multiple choice brain teasers based on… Read more…

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

The arrival of ‘The Tech’ in Castleisland in 1935 must have given the town at the time a near incredible morale boost and a monumental lift in spirits. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the College Road based Castleisland Vocational School was marked by a great community celebration at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre… Read more…

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

The fields of Ahaneboy have, historically, contributed with abundance and generosity to the economic well-being of its neighbouring communities. For countless generations it meant ‘The Bog’ and the light and the heat and the cooking and all that carried those generations through the autumns, winters and springs of their lives. Low Lie the Fields.. Nowadays,… Read more…

Free Culinary Arts Training this Summer – Only Eight Places Available

Free Culinary Arts Training this Summer – Only Eight Places Available

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new, fully funded course has been launched to address the skills gap and staff shortage in hospitality and tourism sectors in County Kerry. The upcoming Certificate in Culinary Arts (Food Preparation and Cooking) starts on Monday,  May 10th 2021. The course is fully funded, so no… Read more…

Government Must Address Dental Programme Decay says Daly

Government Must Address Dental Programme Decay says Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Pa Daly has said that he is disappointed, but not surprised, to see spending on the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) in the Kerry area drop by 48% between 2017 and 2020. This was the highest decrease in the State representing a decrease of €1.2m in how much the Government… Read more…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

A return to the playing fields is just a few weeks away now for our under age players. Parents must register their children online this year. To register and pay the child’s membership for the year go to the link below. All registration has moved online this year due to Covid-19. If you have a Return… Read more…

Government Urged to Encourage Youth into Trades – Michael Healy-Rae T.D.

Government Urged to Encourage Youth into Trades – Michael Healy-Rae T.D.

Kerry Deputy Michael Healy Rae has called for a more proactive approach in promoting trades apprenticeships to young people. Deputy Healy Rae feels that young people should be encouraged into taking up more trades opportunities as the country prepares to hopefully open up post Covid. Comments after Funding  He was making his comments after the… Read more…

Spreading Easter Cheer When It’s Most Needed – Albeit with a Chocolate Twist

Spreading Easter Cheer When It’s Most Needed – Albeit with a Chocolate Twist

The residents of Cahereen Heights here in Castleisland woke up this morning to their second Easter Sunday under lock-down and in keeping with communities throughout the country and in many parts of Europe. However, the residents of ‘The Heights’ found that their community leaders had been keeping them in mind and the ancient traditions of… Read more…

Aishling O’Connell in Mighty Company in Today’s Irish Times

Aishling O’Connell in Mighty Company in Today’s Irish Times

Four women at the top of their game feature, one per section, in today’s edition of The Irish Times. Among those making the cut is Castleisland model, Aishling O’Connell in the ‘Magazine’ part – where she has the front page all to herself. On the main front page, Drivetime co-presenter and soon to be Primetime… Read more…

Photograph from the Early Days of The Masters – The Names are All In !

Photograph from the Early Days of The Masters – The Names are All In !

The task of putting names to the faces in school photographs is usually fairly straight forward as most of those included will always remember the friends they made at the time. Betty Walsh sent me this photograph from the early days of Castleisland Boys National School or Naomh Chárthaigh or ‘The Masters’ as it is… Read more…

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Category Archives: Uncategorized

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Benedek Hernold-Csorba, a first year student at Castleisland Community College, came second in Ireland in the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association Quiz. Benedek emerged from a total of 6,306 first year students competing for the top honours. This yearly event has been organised nationally since 1994. It consists of answering multiple choice brain teasers based on… Read more…

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

The arrival of ‘The Tech’ in Castleisland in 1935 must have given the town at the time a near incredible morale boost and a monumental lift in spirits. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the College Road based Castleisland Vocational School was marked by a great community celebration at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre… Read more…

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

The fields of Ahaneboy have, historically, contributed with abundance and generosity to the economic well-being of its neighbouring communities. For countless generations it meant ‘The Bog’ and the light and the heat and the cooking and all that carried those generations through the autumns, winters and springs of their lives. Low Lie the Fields.. Nowadays,… Read more…

Free Culinary Arts Training this Summer – Only Eight Places Available

Free Culinary Arts Training this Summer – Only Eight Places Available

As the country emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, a new, fully funded course has been launched to address the skills gap and staff shortage in hospitality and tourism sectors in County Kerry. The upcoming Certificate in Culinary Arts (Food Preparation and Cooking) starts on Monday,  May 10th 2021. The course is fully funded, so no… Read more…

Government Must Address Dental Programme Decay says Daly

Government Must Address Dental Programme Decay says Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Pa Daly has said that he is disappointed, but not surprised, to see spending on the Dental Treatment Services Scheme (DTSS) in the Kerry area drop by 48% between 2017 and 2020. This was the highest decrease in the State representing a decrease of €1.2m in how much the Government… Read more…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

A return to the playing fields is just a few weeks away now for our under age players. Parents must register their children online this year. To register and pay the child’s membership for the year go to the link below. All registration has moved online this year due to Covid-19. If you have a Return… Read more…

Government Urged to Encourage Youth into Trades – Michael Healy-Rae T.D.

Government Urged to Encourage Youth into Trades – Michael Healy-Rae T.D.

Kerry Deputy Michael Healy Rae has called for a more proactive approach in promoting trades apprenticeships to young people. Deputy Healy Rae feels that young people should be encouraged into taking up more trades opportunities as the country prepares to hopefully open up post Covid. Comments after Funding  He was making his comments after the… Read more…

Spreading Easter Cheer When It’s Most Needed – Albeit with a Chocolate Twist

Spreading Easter Cheer When It’s Most Needed – Albeit with a Chocolate Twist

The residents of Cahereen Heights here in Castleisland woke up this morning to their second Easter Sunday under lock-down and in keeping with communities throughout the country and in many parts of Europe. However, the residents of ‘The Heights’ found that their community leaders had been keeping them in mind and the ancient traditions of… Read more…

Aishling O’Connell in Mighty Company in Today’s Irish Times

Aishling O’Connell in Mighty Company in Today’s Irish Times

Four women at the top of their game feature, one per section, in today’s edition of The Irish Times. Among those making the cut is Castleisland model, Aishling O’Connell in the ‘Magazine’ part – where she has the front page all to herself. On the main front page, Drivetime co-presenter and soon to be Primetime… Read more…

Photograph from the Early Days of The Masters – The Names are All In !

Photograph from the Early Days of The Masters – The Names are All In !

The task of putting names to the faces in school photographs is usually fairly straight forward as most of those included will always remember the friends they made at the time. Betty Walsh sent me this photograph from the early days of Castleisland Boys National School or Naomh Chárthaigh or ‘The Masters’ as it is… Read more…

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