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Walk On Wednesday and Travel Initiatives at Presentation Castleisland

Walk On Wednesday and Travel Initiatives at Presentation Castleisland

People may have noticed that the traffic in Castleisland was lighter on a recent mid-week as the students and teachers of Presentation Secondary School did their Walk on Wednesday to school as part of a Green-Schools’ sustainable travel initiative. Those who travelled by bus or car didn’t miss out but instead got out at designated… Read more…

All Invited to Free Green Ribbon Walk at The Mart on Sunday Morning at 10am

All Invited to Free Green Ribbon Walk at The Mart on Sunday Morning at 10am

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and Coilte have linked up to host the 11th Green Ribbon Walks as part of the nationwide ‘Let’s Talk and Walk’ initiative. This year, Castleisland is one of the many towns involved in the movement which is part of Mental Health Ireland’s national events programme and the walks have been… Read more…

Organisers Thrilled with the €5,824.60 Hospice Coffee Morning Support

Organisers Thrilled with the €5,824.60 Hospice Coffee Morning Support

Over a week after the event and the organisers of the Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning are still buzzing since its return on Thursday, September 22nd. An amazing €5,824.60 was raised thanks to the generosity of everyone who called in and supported the venture. This year they were set up in the Good Table restaurant kindly… Read more…

European Commission Ramps up its Threat Against Rural Ireland and Turf Cutters

European Commission Ramps up its Threat Against Rural Ireland and Turf Cutters

The Irish Times reports today that the European Commission says dialogue with Ireland on the bog issue has been ‘long’, having started in 2011. The commission has stepped up the pace of its action against Ireland because of the State’s failure to halt the cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation. “The commission has… Read more…

Budget 2023 is Bad for Kerry and for the State

Budget 2023 is Bad for Kerry and for the State

“In General Election 2020, the key issues for Kerry were healthcare, housing and rural infrastructure. This has not changed but government seems to have no will to address the core problems,” according to Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly. “In health, Budget 2023 will not deliver one single additional acute bed with only €4.2… Read more…

Split the Bucket Gesture of Good Will and Both Joannes to Receive €920

Split the Bucket Gesture of Good Will and Both Joannes to Receive €920

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner Pamela Kinahan collected her winnings of €925 from club player and committee member Kevin Lenihan. This week’s draw was held at the Kingdom Bar on Saturday night and there was a good crowd present as bar staff member Katie McGaley obliged on behalf of the bar. An online entry… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds Planning an Early November Celebration Social

Castleisland Desmonds Planning an Early November Celebration Social

As the darker evenings set in, the training pitches in Castleisland Desmonds have become much quieter. Last weekend saw a very busy and successful round up to the football year for many of the teams.  The men’s junior team lined out against John Mitchels in the McElligott Shield final on Friday night last in Ballymac… Read more…

Ballymac Vintage Runs Proceeds Going to Glanageenty Walkways

Ballymac Vintage Runs Proceeds Going to Glanageenty Walkways

On two consecutive and recent Sunday mornings, vehicle runs gathered on and left the grounds of Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott. Participants in a tractor run covered a local route from Ó Riada’s and finished at The Halfway Bar. Gathering and registration began at 9:30am and the vehicles set out on the hour-long… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

GAA Round Up It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Brosna. The Knock/Brosna minors had a thrilling victory over a strong Na Gaeil side on Saturday. In flawless weather and pitch conditions in Currow, the two sides put on a display of high-speed and skill in the shield final. KnockBrosna had the edge in… Read more…

Live Congregation Padre Pio Devotions at Castleisland Parish Church on Friday at 7.30pm

Live Congregation Padre Pio Devotions at Castleisland Parish Church on Friday at 7.30pm

Crowds are expected in Castleisland on this Friday evening as the 54th anniversary of the death in 1968 of Padre Pio will be commemorated here. Padre Pio Devotions will return to the Church of Saints Stephen and John in Castleisland on this special Friday evening, September 23rd at 7.30pm and with the first live congregation… Read more…

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Walk On Wednesday and Travel Initiatives at Presentation Castleisland

Walk On Wednesday and Travel Initiatives at Presentation Castleisland

People may have noticed that the traffic in Castleisland was lighter on a recent mid-week as the students and teachers of Presentation Secondary School did their Walk on Wednesday to school as part of a Green-Schools’ sustainable travel initiative. Those who travelled by bus or car didn’t miss out but instead got out at designated… Read more…

All Invited to Free Green Ribbon Walk at The Mart on Sunday Morning at 10am

All Invited to Free Green Ribbon Walk at The Mart on Sunday Morning at 10am

The Irish Farmers Association (IFA) and Coilte have linked up to host the 11th Green Ribbon Walks as part of the nationwide ‘Let’s Talk and Walk’ initiative. This year, Castleisland is one of the many towns involved in the movement which is part of Mental Health Ireland’s national events programme and the walks have been… Read more…

Organisers Thrilled with the €5,824.60 Hospice Coffee Morning Support

Organisers Thrilled with the €5,824.60 Hospice Coffee Morning Support

Over a week after the event and the organisers of the Kerry Hospice Coffee Morning are still buzzing since its return on Thursday, September 22nd. An amazing €5,824.60 was raised thanks to the generosity of everyone who called in and supported the venture. This year they were set up in the Good Table restaurant kindly… Read more…

European Commission Ramps up its Threat Against Rural Ireland and Turf Cutters

European Commission Ramps up its Threat Against Rural Ireland and Turf Cutters

The Irish Times reports today that the European Commission says dialogue with Ireland on the bog issue has been ‘long’, having started in 2011. The commission has stepped up the pace of its action against Ireland because of the State’s failure to halt the cutting of peat within Special Areas of Conservation. “The commission has… Read more…

Budget 2023 is Bad for Kerry and for the State

Budget 2023 is Bad for Kerry and for the State

“In General Election 2020, the key issues for Kerry were healthcare, housing and rural infrastructure. This has not changed but government seems to have no will to address the core problems,” according to Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly. “In health, Budget 2023 will not deliver one single additional acute bed with only €4.2… Read more…

Split the Bucket Gesture of Good Will and Both Joannes to Receive €920

Split the Bucket Gesture of Good Will and Both Joannes to Receive €920

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner Pamela Kinahan collected her winnings of €925 from club player and committee member Kevin Lenihan. This week’s draw was held at the Kingdom Bar on Saturday night and there was a good crowd present as bar staff member Katie McGaley obliged on behalf of the bar. An online entry… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds Planning an Early November Celebration Social

Castleisland Desmonds Planning an Early November Celebration Social

As the darker evenings set in, the training pitches in Castleisland Desmonds have become much quieter. Last weekend saw a very busy and successful round up to the football year for many of the teams.  The men’s junior team lined out against John Mitchels in the McElligott Shield final on Friday night last in Ballymac… Read more…

Ballymac Vintage Runs Proceeds Going to Glanageenty Walkways

Ballymac Vintage Runs Proceeds Going to Glanageenty Walkways

On two consecutive and recent Sunday mornings, vehicle runs gathered on and left the grounds of Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott. Participants in a tractor run covered a local route from Ó Riada’s and finished at The Halfway Bar. Gathering and registration began at 9:30am and the vehicles set out on the hour-long… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

GAA Round Up It was a weekend of mixed fortunes for Brosna. The Knock/Brosna minors had a thrilling victory over a strong Na Gaeil side on Saturday. In flawless weather and pitch conditions in Currow, the two sides put on a display of high-speed and skill in the shield final. KnockBrosna had the edge in… Read more…

Live Congregation Padre Pio Devotions at Castleisland Parish Church on Friday at 7.30pm

Live Congregation Padre Pio Devotions at Castleisland Parish Church on Friday at 7.30pm

Crowds are expected in Castleisland on this Friday evening as the 54th anniversary of the death in 1968 of Padre Pio will be commemorated here. Padre Pio Devotions will return to the Church of Saints Stephen and John in Castleisland on this special Friday evening, September 23rd at 7.30pm and with the first live congregation… Read more…

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