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The Late Michael Murphy, Castleisland, Clara and The Bronx

The Late Michael Murphy, Castleisland, Clara and The Bronx

The death has occurred of Michael Murphy, O’Herlihy’s Shop, 26 Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Clara, Co. Offaly and The Bronx, New York. December 17th 2017, peacefully at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee. Beloved husband of the late Mary. Sadly missed by his loving family: Anne, Gerard, Michael, Brid, Catherine, Maurice andRead more…

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News

St. Mary’s Basketball Club News

St. Mary’s Basketball Club U-16 Girls B had a huge win at home on Saturday. Jane Lawlor had an impressive 28 points from the fifty scored by the girls. By: Liz Galwey PRO Results Division two men St. Mary’s 78 Gneeveguilla 50 U-12 girls division 1 B Bobcats 31 St. Mary’s 15 U-16 girls divisionRead more…

Christmas Gift Ideas from Oilean Beo Craft Co-Op

Christmas Gift Ideas from Oilean Beo Craft Co-Op

Members of the Oilean Beo Craft Co-op here in Castleisland have been working away over the past couple of months at their arts and crafts benches ahead of the seasonal market. They started out a few years ago with Christmas Cards only but they’ve branched off into ceramics this year and their product range hasRead more…

Happy Special Birthday Dauber

Happy Special Birthday Dauber

Sheila Prendiville once dubbed / daubed him as ‘The Devil Painted’ – but in a funny kind of way. He’s busy all day today and his phone has been abandoned and left at post or pillar. He’s out there somewhere celebrating a special birthday. He’s David ‘Dauber’ Prendiville, former winger with Castleisland RFC in theRead more…

Luke is Chopping Local for Christmas Craft Ideas

Luke is Chopping Local for Christmas Craft Ideas

As long as I ran I’ve never heard the words cabinet making and chainsaw carving cropping up in the one breath. I did on Saturday. I was talking to an entrepreneurialy spirited young man with a name made for product labels and for success itself. Luke King was telling me about his, for now, ChristmasRead more…

Sinn Féin Introduce Bill to Halt Restructuring of MABS

Sinn Féin Introduce Bill to Halt Restructuring of MABS

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has called on his colleagues in Kerry to support MABS in the county by supporting the Social Welfare Miscellaneous Provisions Amendment Bill 2017 in the Dáil. The bill is being introduced by Sinn Féin TD John Brady. A Detrimental Impact “The sole purpose of this Bill is toRead more…

Mag and Niamh Appealing for Sudan Bake Sale Support

Mag and Niamh Appealing for Sudan Bake Sale Support

Castleisland natives and Bon Secours Hospital staff members, Mag Cotter and Niamh Prendiville will hold a Sudan Appeal Bake Sale at St. John’s Hall in Castleisland tomorrow evening, Saturday, December 9th from 5pm to 8pm. The women are part of a two dozen strong party of health specialists from the Tralee based hospital preparing toRead more…

Handed Down – A Journey into Tradition with Máire O’Keeffe

Handed Down – A Journey into Tradition with Máire O’Keeffe

Broadcaster, musician and teacher, Máire O’Keeffe will return to the Handed Down stage in Scartaglin on this Saturday night at 8pm. The title of Ms. O’Keeffe’s lecture, Placing the Button Accordion in the Sliabh Luachra Context surely sets the tone for the evening and ensures a session of pure entertainment. “Sliabh Luachra Music has beenRead more…

Easter Camp Trip to China for Students Eibhlís and Darragh

Easter Camp Trip to China for Students Eibhlís and Darragh

Two students of St. Joseph’s Presentation and St. Patrick’s Secondary Schools Transition Year Programme have been awarded much coveted places at the Study in China 2018 Easter Camp. As part of the T.Y. programme offered by both schools students study Chinese language and culture through an in-school learning module. Eibhlís Brosnan and Darragh Bourke willRead more…

Cordal Delighted with Success in Sports National Lottery Programme

Cordal Delighted with Success in Sports National Lottery Programme

Cordal GAA Club has received some wonderful news this week. Brendan Griffin TD and Minister of State for Sports & Tourism notified our club that we are to receive €26,500 from the Sports Capital National Lottery Programme towards the development of our Juvenile Pitch/Training Area. By Tim O’Donoghue and Paddy Flynn This project will commenceRead more…