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Statement by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley on the Passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Statement by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley on the Passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

A statement by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley on the passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh “I am saddened beyond measure to learn of the passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. He was a legendary figure in GAA circles, but he was a legendary figure in all of our homes and in all of… Read more…

Breandán Fitzgerald Elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council

Breandán Fitzgerald Elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council

Fianna Fáil county councillor, Breandán Fitzgerald, has been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at its Annual Meeting at County Buildings in Tralee today. Cllr Fitzgerald, who has been a member of Kerry County Council since 2019, represents the Local Electoral Area of Corca Dhuibhne. A native of Dingle and a native Irish speaker, the… Read more…

An Ríocht 50/50 Draw and Munster Juvenile Championships

An Ríocht 50/50 Draw and Munster Juvenile Championships

An Ríocht 50/50 Draw took place in Hartnett’s / Fagin’s Bar on Friday evening. Eileen O’Donoghue, Scartaglen, who won €600 the previous week, was presented with her cheque by club president Denis Brosnan. Erika Greenwood from Maynooth, a granddaughter of Denis’s drew the winning ticket and Marie Cotter from Knocknagoshel won €606. The weekly draw… Read more…

Cathy and Thomas Climbing Ireland’s Highest to Help Féileacháin for Helping Them

Cathy and Thomas Climbing Ireland’s Highest to Help Féileacháin for Helping Them

Cathy and Thomas O’Regan first got to hear about Féileacáin when they lost their twin boys Fionn and Paddy in 2015. Tragedy and grief would visit the family again on June 21st 2021 – “Our beautiful little girl Luisne was stillborn,” said Cathy. “At this unimaginable and heartbreaking time in our family, Féileacáin were there… Read more…

A Character of a Councilman: Cork City Elected Bernie Murphy in 1985

A Character of a Councilman: Cork City Elected Bernie Murphy in 1985

I don’t know too many people now who remember the hub bub around the results of the local election of 1985 in Cork City when a sandwich board man, backed by a group of local businessmen, won a seat in the council in June of that year. I remember following the story on radio and… Read more…

15,460 Entitled to Vote in Tomorrow’s Castleisland Municipal District Election

15,460 Entitled to Vote in Tomorrow’s Castleisland Municipal District Election

A total of 15,460 will be entitled to vote in the Castleisland Municipal District Council election tomorrow, Friday, June 7th 2024. Overall, in the six Kerry electoral areas, there will be 127,351 with a vote and, of those, 26,411 are in Tralee, 25 821 in Listowel, 23,922 in Kenmare, 23,159 in Killarney and 12,578 in… Read more…

Swift Resolution Sought to Poor Barrack Street Lighting – Cáit Ní Ríordáin

Swift Resolution Sought to Poor Barrack Street Lighting – Cáit Ní Ríordáin

Aontú candidate in the Castleisland LEA, Cáit Ní Ríordáin has called for lighting on Barrack Street, Castleisland to be repaired as a matter of urgency. “I have spoken with a number of residents on Barrack St, many of whom leave for work very early in the morning and also elderly residents who have to navigate… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Trebles Up on National Titles and Awards

History was made by teams and coaches with Castleisland Community College winning two All Ireland A Division basketball school finals. The school, along with coach Maurice Casey, has won a staggering 15 All Ireland titles. Máire McLoughlin who joined the school this year as guidance counsellor has, in one year alone,amassed two All Ireland A… Read more…

The Full List of Kerry’s Local Election Candidates Published

The Full List of Kerry’s Local Election Candidates Published

Following the closing of nominations for the local elections at 12noon on Saturday, May 18th. a total of 77 candidates have lodged their nomination papers with the Kerry County Council’s returning officer, Martin O’Donoghue. The full list of candidates and their respective areas is as follows and formal notice of poll and associated details will… Read more…

An Rás Tailteann – It was Here and Gone in a Blur of Colour and Excitement

If you looked around you you’d miss it. The 2024 An Rás Tailteann paid a flying visit to Castleisland this morning and about a quarter of an hour before its scheduled arrival time. A crowd gathered at the Church Street flashpoint and on the median strip on Main Street. There were Gardaí on duty and… Read more…

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Statement by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley on the Passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

Statement by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley on the Passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh

A statement by Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley on the passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh “I am saddened beyond measure to learn of the passing of Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh. He was a legendary figure in GAA circles, but he was a legendary figure in all of our homes and in all of… Read more…

Breandán Fitzgerald Elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council

Breandán Fitzgerald Elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council

Fianna Fáil county councillor, Breandán Fitzgerald, has been elected Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council at its Annual Meeting at County Buildings in Tralee today. Cllr Fitzgerald, who has been a member of Kerry County Council since 2019, represents the Local Electoral Area of Corca Dhuibhne. A native of Dingle and a native Irish speaker, the… Read more…

An Ríocht 50/50 Draw and Munster Juvenile Championships

An Ríocht 50/50 Draw and Munster Juvenile Championships

An Ríocht 50/50 Draw took place in Hartnett’s / Fagin’s Bar on Friday evening. Eileen O’Donoghue, Scartaglen, who won €600 the previous week, was presented with her cheque by club president Denis Brosnan. Erika Greenwood from Maynooth, a granddaughter of Denis’s drew the winning ticket and Marie Cotter from Knocknagoshel won €606. The weekly draw… Read more…

Cathy and Thomas Climbing Ireland’s Highest to Help Féileacháin for Helping Them

Cathy and Thomas Climbing Ireland’s Highest to Help Féileacháin for Helping Them

Cathy and Thomas O’Regan first got to hear about Féileacáin when they lost their twin boys Fionn and Paddy in 2015. Tragedy and grief would visit the family again on June 21st 2021 – “Our beautiful little girl Luisne was stillborn,” said Cathy. “At this unimaginable and heartbreaking time in our family, Féileacáin were there… Read more…

A Character of a Councilman: Cork City Elected Bernie Murphy in 1985

A Character of a Councilman: Cork City Elected Bernie Murphy in 1985

I don’t know too many people now who remember the hub bub around the results of the local election of 1985 in Cork City when a sandwich board man, backed by a group of local businessmen, won a seat in the council in June of that year. I remember following the story on radio and… Read more…

15,460 Entitled to Vote in Tomorrow’s Castleisland Municipal District Election

15,460 Entitled to Vote in Tomorrow’s Castleisland Municipal District Election

A total of 15,460 will be entitled to vote in the Castleisland Municipal District Council election tomorrow, Friday, June 7th 2024. Overall, in the six Kerry electoral areas, there will be 127,351 with a vote and, of those, 26,411 are in Tralee, 25 821 in Listowel, 23,922 in Kenmare, 23,159 in Killarney and 12,578 in… Read more…

Swift Resolution Sought to Poor Barrack Street Lighting – Cáit Ní Ríordáin

Swift Resolution Sought to Poor Barrack Street Lighting – Cáit Ní Ríordáin

Aontú candidate in the Castleisland LEA, Cáit Ní Ríordáin has called for lighting on Barrack Street, Castleisland to be repaired as a matter of urgency. “I have spoken with a number of residents on Barrack St, many of whom leave for work very early in the morning and also elderly residents who have to navigate… Read more…

Castleisland Community College Trebles Up on National Titles and Awards

History was made by teams and coaches with Castleisland Community College winning two All Ireland A Division basketball school finals. The school, along with coach Maurice Casey, has won a staggering 15 All Ireland titles. Máire McLoughlin who joined the school this year as guidance counsellor has, in one year alone,amassed two All Ireland A… Read more…

The Full List of Kerry’s Local Election Candidates Published

The Full List of Kerry’s Local Election Candidates Published

Following the closing of nominations for the local elections at 12noon on Saturday, May 18th. a total of 77 candidates have lodged their nomination papers with the Kerry County Council’s returning officer, Martin O’Donoghue. The full list of candidates and their respective areas is as follows and formal notice of poll and associated details will… Read more…

An Rás Tailteann – It was Here and Gone in a Blur of Colour and Excitement

If you looked around you you’d miss it. The 2024 An Rás Tailteann paid a flying visit to Castleisland this morning and about a quarter of an hour before its scheduled arrival time. A crowd gathered at the Church Street flashpoint and on the median strip on Main Street. There were Gardaí on duty and… Read more…

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