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Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Best Wishes to Adam Donoghue as he plays in Croke Park with the Kerry Minor team as they take on Cavan in the All Ireland semi-final on Sunday. Leaving Cert Wishes Congratulations to all of the Desmond’s girls and boys on their Leaving Cert Results on Wednesday. Wishing them all the best in the future.Read more…

Currow GAA Club Lotto of €4,100 Jackpot Won

Currow GAA Club Lotto of €4,100 Jackpot Won

 Seniors Gain Points in Listowel Currow went to Listowel on Friday night and came away with another two points to keep our hopes for promotion to Division 1 alive.  The final score was 1-9 to 1-8. The first half was a low scoring affair with Currow creating a number of scoring chances but our accuracyRead more…

A Pleasant Weekend to Remember Mike By

A Pleasant Weekend to Remember Mike By

It was last weekend in 2011 that Castleisland artist / sculptor, Mike Kenny passed away in Kerry General Hospital and at 9:30pm on the Friday night of August 12th. His memory is alive and well and his legacy to his native town is surviving and thriving. At the re-unveiling of his painting The Shoemaker inRead more…

Tributes to the Late Anthony Cronin 1946-2017

Tributes to the Late Anthony Cronin 1946-2017

Since the death of Anthony Cronin on August 3rd I’ve got texts and emails about various aspects of his life. An outstanding theme of these is of the solid platform of friendship he provided to those he cared for. Dependability is another of the traits that come through and his sheer decency. There have beenRead more…

McMahon Mass Live on Radio Na Gaeltachta

McMahon Mass Live on Radio Na Gaeltachta

West Limerick Singing Club members are delighted to announce that the Garry McMahon Mass will be performed by the Listowel Choir in Ennis Cathedral on Sunday morning August 20th at 10.30am by the bishop of Killaloe. The mass will be part of Feadh Cheoil na hÉireann. The choir will include two members of West LimerickRead more…

Funeral of the Late Richard ‘Dick’ McCarthy This Weekend

Funeral of the Late Richard ‘Dick’ McCarthy This Weekend

A reminder that the funeral of Dr. Richard McCarthy (59) will arrive from the UK to the Church of Saints Stephen and John here in Castleisland on this Friday evening at 7:30pm. The Announcement The death occurred on July 11th of Dr. Richard (Dick) McCarthy, Bexley, Kent, England and late of Castleisland, Co. Kerry, JulyRead more…

Join Kenya Project Volunteers on Carrantouhill Climb

Join Kenya Project Volunteers on Carrantouhill Climb

A huge fundraising effort was unveiled in Castleisland in February of this year to help send four local volunteers on a mission of mercy to Kenya. They are going to work on a Ray of Sunshine Foundation project to improve the lives of abused and deprived children in that area of Eastern Africa. Now threeRead more…

Dancers, Musicians – New Department of Performing Arts at KCFE

Dancers, Musicians – New Department of Performing Arts at KCFE

A new suite of Performing Arts courses in Music and Dance has been launched at Kerry College of Further Education in Tralee. From September, interested students can obtain a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music or Dance with a number of focus areas including performance, theatre and music technology. Knowledge and Skills The new coursesRead 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…

The Late Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballymacelligott and New York

The Late Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballymacelligott and New York

The death has occurred of Lilian Bonn-Hanafin, Ballydwyer and and Gortagullane, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry and Yonkers, New York. Pre-deceased by her father, Brendie Bonn. Deeply regretted by her loving family: her husband Joe; mother Kitty; sister Kay; brothers Auty and JJ; mother-in-law Eileen; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and many friends. May She RestRead more…