Firies GAA Club Launches Big Drop €25,000 Fundraiser

Firies GAA Club Launches Big Drop €25,000 Fundraiser

Firies Football, Hurling and Ladies Football Club members have launched an innovative fundraising drive to develop their new playing facilities in Firies village. The drive will also raise funds for the Irish Community Air Ambulance Service and the vital work it does throughout the country. The club has grounds and facilities at Páirc Eamonn in…

Kerry Social Farming Interests in Important Meeting with Ministers in Dublin

Kerry Social Farming Interests in Important Meeting with Ministers in Dublin

“This morning Joseph McCrohan, South Kerry Partnership; Noel Spillane, NEWKD; Eamon Horgan, Kerry Social Farming Host and I met with both Minister Charlie McConalouge and Minister Norma Foley to discuss Kerry Social Farming,” Michael Healy Rae, TD. The initiative was established in 2013 and operating social farms since 2014, Kerry Social Farming (KSF) was founded…

Castleisland Parish Schedule of Graveyard Masses

Castleisland Parish Schedule of Graveyard Masses

“Our Brothers and Sisters, we want you to know that we haven’t forgotten you. We remember you. Your memory most definitely brings life to us. May it also assure us of life for you – that Eternal Life Christ came on earth to give us,” – A message from Castleisland Parish Office “This summer, Graveyard…

Scartaglen Rambling House is back on the Scene from Monday Night

Scartaglen Rambling House is back on the Scene from Monday Night

Scartaglen Rambling House will return on Monday night, July 11th at 8pm to the local heritage centre. Fear a’tí Jerome O’Driscoll will take up where he had to leave off a few years ago as Covid 19 tightened its awful grip on the country and on the world. “The Rambling House in Scart will resume…

Mary O’Connor joins her Brother Joe O’Callaghan with €1,002 Split The Bucket Win

Mary O’Connor joins her Brother Joe O’Callaghan with €1,002 Split The Bucket Win

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw winner, Con O’Keeffe from Lixnaw collected his winnings of €981 from Timmy Leane  of The Kingdom Bar. Timmy then performed this week’s draw and the lucky envelope belonged to Mary O’Connor for a fine €1,002 win. Mary lives in Ballymacelligott and she’s a sister of  former two-time Split the Bucket…

Marie Keating Mobile Health Unit on Castleisland Mart Yard on Wednesday

Marie Keating Mobile Health Unit on Castleisland Mart Yard on Wednesday

The Marie Keating Foundation mobile information unit will be available all day on this Wednesday, July 6th on the yard of Castleisland Co-op Mart for free health checks to members of the public wishing to avail of the service. The Marie Keating Foundation’s work focuses on raising awareness of all of the common cancers affecting…

Emergency Accommodation in Kerry at Breaking Point – Daly

Emergency Accommodation in Kerry at Breaking Point – Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has described the emergency accommodation situation in Kerry as being at breaking point. Teachta Daly said that Kerry County Council Homeless Services are totally overwhelmed and have now effectively run out of available homeless accommodation. “Every single council owned accommodation space is at capacity, and more and more…

Exciting New Musical Development for Muire Gan Smál from September

Exciting New Musical Development for Muire Gan Smál from September

All at Muire gan Smál Primary School, Castleisland are delighted with the announcement that a new partnership with Music Generation will begin from September 2022. A music teacher will be working with the boys and girls for the school year introducing them to a variety of instruments and developing their musical ability. Music Generation strives to…

The Late John ‘Johnny’ O’Connor, Mein, Knocknagoshel and formerly of Knockatee, Cordal

The Late John ‘Johnny’ O’Connor, Mein, Knocknagoshel and formerly of Knockatee, Cordal

The death has occurred of John ‘Johnny’ O’Connor, Mein, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Knockatee, Cordal. Predeceased by his loving wife Bridie, brother Denis and sister Margaret, Johnny will be sadly missed by his loving, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May he Rest in Peace. Johnny’s Funeral Arrangements Reposing at Leahy’s…

Calling all Beauty Therapy Enthusiasts – Kerry College Course Starts on September 12th

Calling all Beauty Therapy Enthusiasts – Kerry College Course Starts on September 12th

Kerry College will host an hour-long information session at its state of the art, newly refurbished Beauty Therapy Suite in the E Block of the Clash Road Campus on Thursday, July 7th. Campus facilities include: bespoke nail bar; treatment rooms; spa area and steam and sauna facilities. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the…

End of Year Celebrations at Loughfouder National School

End of Year Celebrations at Loughfouder National School

Staff and pupils at Loughfouder National School enjoyed an end of year celebration day which they enjoyed in glorious sunshine. They were delighted to be joined by Kerry football stars Lorraine Scanlon and Diarmuid O’Connor who chatted to the children and had photos taken with them. The celebrated guests later helped to raise awarded flags…

Martin’s Shop Survived the Three Week Prediction by 40 Years and Counting

Martin’s Shop Survived the Three Week Prediction by 40 Years and Counting

For an astonishing 40 years this week, Castleisland shopkeeper Martin Curtin has stood inside the counter of his shop at 120 Upper Main Street. Astonishing, for the fact that the trend has been dragging hard in a direction so opposed to the survival of the small shop and with increasing ferocity since he opened his…

Kerry Needs an Emergency Budget Now – Daly

Kerry Needs an Emergency Budget Now – Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has spoken about his party’s motion calling for an emergency budget to help workers and families deal with the cost of living crisis. Teachta Daly said that he’s inundated with calls and emails from people who are struggling majorly. “In many cases, work does not pay for them…

Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 4 Applications Invited

Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 4 Applications Invited

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport Media,Catherine Martin, TD has announced a fourth round of the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme (LLPPS). The aim of the scheme is to support employment opportunities for professional performers and technicians across every town, city and county in Ireland and to help underpin the recovery of the commercial…

Sports Fest and Blanket Knitting at Castleisland Day Care Centre

Sports Fest and Blanket Knitting at Castleisland Day Care Centre

Members of the public are invited to a Sports Fest at Castleisland Community Centre on this Thursday, June 30th from 2pm to 4pm for an afternoon of games, activities and a cup of tea. “This Sports Fest, organised by Castleisland Day care Centre management and staff will provide a lovely opportunity to meet people, have…

Towards Pleasure or Away from Pain? How do you Activate into Action?

Towards Pleasure or Away from Pain? How do you Activate into Action?

Recently I did an InstaLive with a fellow coach. I was highlighting how helpful it can be for parents to take a moment before the holidays and choose what habits they want to keep going. ‘Thank you, a planner as always, Kathy.’ Suzanne said lightheartedly as we wrapped up. Birth of a Thought Aha! A…

My Visit To The Oireachtas – By Emily Walsh, Pres, Castleisland

My Visit To The Oireachtas – By Emily Walsh, Pres, Castleisland

Presentation Castleisland student, Emily Walsh writes here about her trip to the Oireachtas – an occasion she describes as ‘a phenomenal experience, a day that I will never forget.’ “On January last, I entered a competition to mark the anniversary of the centenary of the 1921-1922 Treaty. I chose to write about Austin Stack, my…

First Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Win for Con O’Keeffe and Lixnaw

First Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Win for Con O’Keeffe and Lixnaw

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner Steve Curtin of the Shoemaker’s Bar was presented with his cheque  for €928 by Cian Ring of the Crown Bar at Saturday night’s draw. Cian then pulled out this week’s winning entry and it belonged to Con O’Keeffe from Lixnaw who works here in Castleisland  in Browne’s Home, Agri and…

Open Call for Culture Night 2022 Extended by Arts Office

Open Call for Culture Night 2022 Extended by Arts Office

The Arts Office at Kerry County Council has extended the Open Call deadline for Culture Night Kerry 2022 programme to 5pm on Thursday, July 7th. Culture Night invites everyone, everywhere, on one night to discover and celebrate all that our culture is today. One night for all. On Friday, September 23rd Ireland will become a…

Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Curtails Kerry Beach Activities

Status Yellow Rainfall Warning Curtails Kerry Beach Activities

Given the status yellow rainfall warning currently in place for County Kerry and the rainfall forecast for the weekend, Kerry County Council has decided to run with prior-warnings for its designated bathing beaches this weekend. The beaches in question are : Ballybunnion North, Ballybunnion South, Ballyheigue, Banna, Fenit, Maharabeg, Ventry, Inch, Kells, Cuas Crom, White Strand…

Castleisland Summer Fest Putting Down Markers for the Future

Castleisland Summer Fest Putting Down Markers for the Future

There was clear evidence of pure enjoyment on the town’s Main Street during last weekend’s festival organised and run by members of the Castleisland Racing Festival Ltd. While enjoyment may be hard to quantify and is something that has to be felt or seen at first hand, there was an element of the festival which…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

GAA Action Time to get on the road to support Brosna in their penultimate game of the SFL.  Dromid, the jewel of South Kerry, is our destination on Saturday, 25th at 7pm.  Looking forward to the scenic drive and a lively game. See you there. Our U15 Knock/Brosna amalgamated team will be in Knocknagoshel on Wednesday…

New Night-Time Economy Support Scheme Launched by Minister Martin

New Night-Time Economy Support Scheme Launched by Minister Martin

The Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, Catherine Martin, has launched a new pilot grant scheme to help boost the night time economy in Ireland. The new Night-Time Economy Support Scheme (NTESS) provides funding of €2.6 million to pubs, nightclubs, cafés and other suitable licensed / unlicensed premises to support the provision…

The Late Susan ‘Susie’ Cox, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

The Late Susan ‘Susie’ Cox, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

The death has occurred of Susan ‘Susie’ Cox, Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare. Deeply regretted by her sisters Anne and Eileen, her niece Alice, nephew Liam, other family members and a wide circle of friends. Autumnal Harbingers of Joy…. Much like the swallows in early summer, Susie Cox and her equals from Clare and…

Pa Daly has Launched Vacant Homes Strategy for Kerry

Pa Daly has Launched Vacant Homes Strategy for Kerry

The Sinn Féin TD for the county, Pa Daly has said that as the housing crisis continues around Co. Kerry, there are thousands of potential homes lying vacant. “These could be homes for people on the social housing waiting lists or the tens of thousands locked out of home ownership in Kerry,” he said. Boarded-up…

Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Community First Responders in Kerry

Minister Foley Welcomes over €200,000 for Community First Responders in Kerry

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes the announcement of €223,022.87 in CLÁR funding for four community first responder groups in Kerry. The funding will be used to purchase vehicles designed to transport people who have mobility issues or people being treated for cancer. Community groups that perform roles such as transporting blood…

Opel/Vauxhall Run Kerry Raised Over €2,000 for Hospice

Opel/Vauxhall Run Kerry Raised Over €2,000 for Hospice

The Opel/Vauxhall/GM Run Kerry was held on Sunday May 8th from the headquarters of sponsors Ahern’s Garage, Tralee Road, Castleisland. Up to 65 Opel / Vauxhall enthusiasts headed off at 11am for a scenic drive around West Kerry. “We headed up Caherconnre just outside Camp and then on to Inch Beach for our first stop…

The State of Play at St. Mary’s Basketball Club After Super League Opt Out

The State of Play at St. Mary’s Basketball Club After Super League Opt Out

“Unfortunately, we have had to respond to a statement released via Twitter, by Liam Culloty, the coach of our Super League ladies’ team, due to the inaccuracies it portrayed. St. Mary’s Basketball Club is very supportive of our women’s teams, including our Super League ladies’ team and what they have achieved over the years. The…