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Catherine Cronin Splits the Bucket with Castleisland RFC

Catherine Cronin Splits the Bucket with Castleisland RFC

Catherine Cronin, Castleisland was this week’s lucky winner of €673 in the Split the Bucket draw which was held outside Martin Curtin’s Right Buy on Saturday. The next draw will be held at Moloney’s Bakery on Saturday 16th at 3.30pm. Envelopes can be completed and dropped into many buckets/stands around the town. Alternatively entry can… Read more…

Bill O’Leary: From the Calm on Glounsharoon to the Chaos on Capitol Hill

Bill O’Leary: From the Calm on Glounsharoon to the Chaos on Capitol Hill

As people sat gripped in front of their television screens on Nollaig na mBan at the scenes playing out before their eyes on Capitol Hill, a man with strong Scartaglin connections was in the actual building doing his job. While Caherciveen native, Donie O’Sullivan got acres of coverage in Ireland’s media since, we have a… Read more…

Government Not Tuned In to Post Brexit Plight of Fishing Communities  – Teachta Daly

Government Not Tuned In to Post Brexit Plight of Fishing Communities – Teachta Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, highlights the need for an Taoiseach and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, TD to stand up for Irish coastal communities and to immediately seek a re-negotiation of access to Irish fishing waters following the outcome of the Brexit trade deal. Teachta Daly said… Read more…

Broad Welcome for Town and Village Renewal Scheme Funding

Broad Welcome for Town and Village Renewal Scheme Funding

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae, Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and the busiest Minister for Education ever, Norma Foley TD all sent messages of welcome for today’s announcement by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD of grant funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The messages came in… Read more…

January 15th Deadline for ActionAid Schools Speech Writing Competition

January 15th Deadline for ActionAid Schools Speech Writing Competition

A final call to young people in Kerry and their schools to speak up about how the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the world as we know it. Friday, January 15th 2021 is the final date for entries to ActionTalks, a national speech writing competition run by ActionAid. Calling 14 to 17 Year Old Students  … Read more…

Leaving Cert Students Back to School – The Wrong Decision – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Leaving Cert Students Back to School – The Wrong Decision – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Deputy Danny Healy Rae has said that many concerned parents are contacting him about the Government  decision to have Leaving Cert students going back to school next week.     “I said this week when I spoke on Radio Kerry that I believe the secondary and primary schools should remain closed until the end of January,”… Read more…

Bryan O’Leary to Make RTÉ Today Show Debut Today at 3:30pm

Bryan O’Leary to Make RTÉ Today Show Debut Today at 3:30pm

I think it is reasonable to expect an element of great music and fine roguery on the RTÉ One Today Show, today at 3:30pm. as West Kerry and Sliabh Luachra fluency in both areas meet head on. Bryan O’Leary declared himself delighted to reveal that he’ll be featuring on the RTÉ One television show with… Read more…

People Who Don’t Clean-up After Their Dog – Shouldn’t Have a Dog

People Who Don’t Clean-up After Their Dog – Shouldn’t Have a Dog

I got the following appeal from a local woman in the Pound Road area who appears to be at her wit’s end with dog owning people who let their pets soil the footpaths in her area on an ongoing basis. She was hoping I’d write a piece on the perennial topic but her own words… Read more…

Captain James Hickey Remembered in Ceremony of Historical and Local Significance

Captain James Hickey Remembered in Ceremony of Historical and Local Significance

Dysart Cemetery on the Castleisland to Farranfore Road doesn’t get a lot of attention these days in terms of funerals or ceremonies of any kind. On the most recent St. Stephen’s Day, however, a ceremony of great historical and local significance was held there. A Covid-19 restricted gathering held a ceremony to commemorate the death… Read more…

Staff and Students Rise to the Spirit of Christmas at Castleisland Community College

Staff and Students Rise to the Spirit of Christmas at Castleisland Community College

The Christmas spirit is truly alive and well in Castleisland Community College and the school has a well established and recognised history of altruism. In the run-up to Christmas 2019, the students put together a whopping 164 shoe boxes full of toys and goodies for deprived children in various areas of the world. 2020 On-Line… Read more…

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Category Archives: Uncategorized

Catherine Cronin Splits the Bucket with Castleisland RFC

Catherine Cronin Splits the Bucket with Castleisland RFC

Catherine Cronin, Castleisland was this week’s lucky winner of €673 in the Split the Bucket draw which was held outside Martin Curtin’s Right Buy on Saturday. The next draw will be held at Moloney’s Bakery on Saturday 16th at 3.30pm. Envelopes can be completed and dropped into many buckets/stands around the town. Alternatively entry can… Read more…

Bill O’Leary: From the Calm on Glounsharoon to the Chaos on Capitol Hill

Bill O’Leary: From the Calm on Glounsharoon to the Chaos on Capitol Hill

As people sat gripped in front of their television screens on Nollaig na mBan at the scenes playing out before their eyes on Capitol Hill, a man with strong Scartaglin connections was in the actual building doing his job. While Caherciveen native, Donie O’Sullivan got acres of coverage in Ireland’s media since, we have a… Read more…

Government Not Tuned In to Post Brexit Plight of Fishing Communities  – Teachta Daly

Government Not Tuned In to Post Brexit Plight of Fishing Communities – Teachta Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, highlights the need for an Taoiseach and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue, TD to stand up for Irish coastal communities and to immediately seek a re-negotiation of access to Irish fishing waters following the outcome of the Brexit trade deal. Teachta Daly said… Read more…

Broad Welcome for Town and Village Renewal Scheme Funding

Broad Welcome for Town and Village Renewal Scheme Funding

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell, Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae, Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and the busiest Minister for Education ever, Norma Foley TD all sent messages of welcome for today’s announcement by Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD of grant funding under the Town and Village Renewal Scheme. The messages came in… Read more…

January 15th Deadline for ActionAid Schools Speech Writing Competition

January 15th Deadline for ActionAid Schools Speech Writing Competition

A final call to young people in Kerry and their schools to speak up about how the coronavirus pandemic is reshaping the world as we know it. Friday, January 15th 2021 is the final date for entries to ActionTalks, a national speech writing competition run by ActionAid. Calling 14 to 17 Year Old Students  … Read more…

Leaving Cert Students Back to School – The Wrong Decision – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Leaving Cert Students Back to School – The Wrong Decision – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Deputy Danny Healy Rae has said that many concerned parents are contacting him about the Government  decision to have Leaving Cert students going back to school next week.     “I said this week when I spoke on Radio Kerry that I believe the secondary and primary schools should remain closed until the end of January,”… Read more…

Bryan O’Leary to Make RTÉ Today Show Debut Today at 3:30pm

Bryan O’Leary to Make RTÉ Today Show Debut Today at 3:30pm

I think it is reasonable to expect an element of great music and fine roguery on the RTÉ One Today Show, today at 3:30pm. as West Kerry and Sliabh Luachra fluency in both areas meet head on. Bryan O’Leary declared himself delighted to reveal that he’ll be featuring on the RTÉ One television show with… Read more…

People Who Don’t Clean-up After Their Dog – Shouldn’t Have a Dog

People Who Don’t Clean-up After Their Dog – Shouldn’t Have a Dog

I got the following appeal from a local woman in the Pound Road area who appears to be at her wit’s end with dog owning people who let their pets soil the footpaths in her area on an ongoing basis. She was hoping I’d write a piece on the perennial topic but her own words… Read more…

Captain James Hickey Remembered in Ceremony of Historical and Local Significance

Captain James Hickey Remembered in Ceremony of Historical and Local Significance

Dysart Cemetery on the Castleisland to Farranfore Road doesn’t get a lot of attention these days in terms of funerals or ceremonies of any kind. On the most recent St. Stephen’s Day, however, a ceremony of great historical and local significance was held there. A Covid-19 restricted gathering held a ceremony to commemorate the death… Read more…

Staff and Students Rise to the Spirit of Christmas at Castleisland Community College

Staff and Students Rise to the Spirit of Christmas at Castleisland Community College

The Christmas spirit is truly alive and well in Castleisland Community College and the school has a well established and recognised history of altruism. In the run-up to Christmas 2019, the students put together a whopping 164 shoe boxes full of toys and goodies for deprived children in various areas of the world. 2020 On-Line… Read more…

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