Sliabh Luachra Drama Group Back on the Boards in Scart this Weekend

Sliabh Luachra Drama Group Back on the Boards in Scart this Weekend

Sliabh Luachra Drama Group members are delighted to tread the boards again this month with a hilarious three act comedy, The Maidens Aunt by Jimmy Keary with group member Nora Walsh as director. It tells the story of the maiden aunt Gertie O’ Grady, a retired school teacher and spinster who comes to stay with her niece…

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Wins Doing the Rounds of the Parishes

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Wins Doing the Rounds of the Parishes

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner was Jack O’Sullivan from Currow. Jack won €810 but was unavailable to receive the cheque at the weekly Saturday night draw at the Castleisland RFC clubhouse. His brother Garry stepped in to collect the winnings from committee member and club player, Joseph Sheehy. Garry did the honours and dipped…

The Late Patricia Gould, née Reidy, Creamery Road, Brosna, Co. Kerry and Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

The Late Patricia Gould, née Reidy, Creamery Road, Brosna, Co. Kerry and Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.

The death has occurred of Patricia Gould, née Reidy, Creamery Road, Brosna, Co. Kerry and Newcastle West, Co. Limerick. Patricia passed away peacefully on Friday, February 3rd 2023. Wife of the recently deceased Jim, Patricia is very sadly missed by her sons Matthew and James, daughters-in-law Clare and Stephanie, grandchildren Monty, Padraig, Luca, Sebastian and…

The Late Michael Costello, Clontarf, Dublin and Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Michael Costello, Clontarf, Dublin and Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Michael Costello, Clontarf, Dublin and Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Royal Dublin and Portmarnock Golf Clubs. On February 3rd. 2023, peacefully, in the loving care of his family and the staff at Nazareth House Nursing Home, Malahide Road. Beloved husband of Pauline, loving father of Gary, Theo and the recently deceased…

Minister Ryan Should Put his Hand in his Own Pocket to Solve Road Crisis – Michael Healy Rae

Minister Ryan Should Put his Hand in his Own Pocket to Solve Road Crisis – Michael Healy Rae

Deputy Michael Healy Rae TD has called on Transport Minister Eamon Ryan to put his hand into the pocket of his own department and help support the Department of Rural Affairs which is unable to provide financial support for some 673 remaining Local Improvement Schemes (LIS) in Kerry. Under LIS, funding can be provided to…

Pres Castleisland Students Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

Pres Castleisland Students Commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day

The students of Presentation Castleisland recently remembered the six million Jewish people who died during the Holocaust. The third year students planted yellow crocus bulbs to remember one and half million Jewish children and thousands of other children who died in the concentration camps during World War Two. The yellow colour of the flowers reminds…

Back to the Well for Handed Down Scartaglin Saturday February 18th 8pm

Back to the Well for Handed Down Scartaglin Saturday February 18th 8pm

A great night’s entertainment and a good crowd carried the night in Scartaglen Heritage Centre on Saturday as Matt Cranitch expertly conducted the ‘Picture Paints a Thousand Words’ programme in the ever delightful, always surprising Handed Down series. “Now as the evenings get brighter and spirits lift we are getting ready for this month’s Handed…

Divanes Announced as Kerry Winners of the ZEVI Electric Vehicle Dealership of the Year Award

Divanes Announced as Kerry Winners of the ZEVI Electric Vehicle Dealership of the Year Award

A list of 124 car dealerships from 24 counties participated in the second ZEVI Electric Vehicle Dealership of the Year Awards. It has emerged that Divanes Volkswagen are the Kerry winners and the Castleisland firm has made the shortlist for the regional finals to be announced at the SIMI Irish Motor Industry Awards on February…

United Nations Veterans Association Post 2 AGM in Castleisland

United Nations Veterans Association Post 2 AGM in Castleisland

Members of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association (IUNVA) Post 2 held their AGM in The Kingdom House / Fountain Bar in Castleisland on Friday night. In the course of the business of the evening Post 2 Chairman, Con ‘Rocky’ Roche presented Secretary John Wade with the Frontline Emergency Security Services Eire Forum medal. John…

The Sad Story of Michael McSweeney To Be Recalled in Rathmore on Saturday

The Sad Story of Michael McSweeney To Be Recalled in Rathmore on Saturday

On the coming Saturday, February 4th at 2pm at Shrone, near Rathmore, a commemoration will be held at the road side monument about a mile east of Shrone church. Here, 17 year old Michael McSweeney was killed in action on February 4th 1923. This is a community based and non-political event to mark one hundred…

Happy St. Brigid’s Day – Tutorial on Cross Making

Happy St. Brigid’s Day – Tutorial on Cross Making

There are several ways of making a St. Brigid’s Cross and this simple, step by step tutorial is probably the easiest to follow. And anyway the music that accompanies the video is soothing and that’s important in the world we live in today. I should have posted this earlier but duties called. Happy St. Brigid’s…

Brendan Bows Out with Ringing Praise from Taoiseach Varadkar

Brendan Bows Out with Ringing Praise from Taoiseach Varadkar

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar described Brendan Griffin as “a brilliant representative for Kerry” as the Fine Gael organisation in the constituency started its preparations to regroup to identify possible candidates to replace the former junior minister on the party ticket for the next general election. By: John O’Mahony, Killarney Today Deputy Griffin’s decision to make his…

Peer Mentoring Policy at Castleisland Community College

Peer Mentoring Policy at Castleisland Community College

Transition year students under the guidance of Geography and Civic Social Political Education (CSPE) teacher, Doreen Killington are undertaking a series of mentoring workshops with Junior Cycle classes. Transition year geography class has seen the students participate in the workshops themselves which they then present to the junior classes. The practical workshops are based on…

Castleisland the Headquarters for Easter Time Rás Mumhan

Castleisland the Headquarters for Easter Time Rás Mumhan

Cycling Munster organisers are delighted to announce that Rás Mumhan will once again take to the roads over the Easter Weekend. As with 2022, the River Island Hotel, Castleisland is the race headquarters and will act as a centre point for all stages. Open to Juniors and Seniors The race is open to both senior…

Anne Boyle Back in An Ríocht 50/50 Winners’ Enclosure

Anne Boyle Back in An Ríocht 50/50 Winners’ Enclosure

Anne Boyle from Scartaglen was this week’s An Ríocht 50/50 fundraising draw winner of €500 when her entry was drawn from the drum at Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar on Monday morning. Last week’s winner Eamon O’Sullivan collected his winning cheque for €432 at the draw. Anne Boyle became the draw’s first online winner and the…

Jack’s Last Minute Split the Bucket Entry Nets €810

Jack’s Last Minute Split the Bucket Entry Nets €810

Last week’s Castleisland Rugby Club’s Split the Bucket winner, Marion Walsh collected her €751 cheque from host Tom McCarthy at The Central Bar during Saturday night’s draw. As draw host, Tom also pick out this week’s winner, Jack O’Sullivan from Currow. Jack, a former under-age player with Castleisland RFC, played Split the Bucket in Lyons’…

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words – Tonight in Scart at 8

A Picture Paints a Thousand Words – Tonight in Scart at 8

A reminder that the latest installment of the Handed Down series of concerts and lectures at the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre in Scartaglen will be held tonight from 8pm sharp. Tonight’s programme will celebrate the connection between the culture and traditions of Sliabh Luachra and Cork City. Taking the form of a lecture by the…

Stories to Mark the New St Brigid’s Public Holiday – Radio Kerry with Frank Lewis

Stories to Mark the New St Brigid’s Public Holiday – Radio Kerry with Frank Lewis

As we tumble headlong towards the most significant St. Brigid’s Day since it was initiated Frank Lewis will mark the new public holiday with a Radio Kerry Saturday Supplement Special this very morning, January 28th from 9am to 11am. The programme comes from St. Brigid’s Secondary School in Killarney. “We’re marking our new Public Holiday…

GOAL’s Thank You Letter to Denis Brosnan and his Castleisland Team

GOAL’s Thank You Letter to Denis Brosnan and his Castleisland Team

Organisers and participants agree that the Castleisland Christmas morning GOAL Mile at An Ríocht Athletic Club was the best in its two decade plus history. One of those in total agreement is Denis Brosnan and, as event founder and organiser for every single one of those Christmas mornings – he’d know. “So many people came…

The Late Louis Barton, Dromore, Farranfore and formerly of Tarbert Co. Kerry

The Late Louis Barton, Dromore, Farranfore and formerly of Tarbert Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Louis Barton, Dromore, Farranfore and formerly of Tarbert Co. Kerry. Peacefully in the excellent care of University Hospital Kerry Palliative Care Team. Deeply regretted by his wife Josephine, his sons Roy, Ivor, Michael, Paul and Killian, his daughters in law Deirdre, Darval, Andrea and Lesley, his grandchildren, his brother and…

The Late Lilian Brosnan, nee McGrath, Castleisland and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee

The Late Lilian Brosnan, nee McGrath, Castleisland and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee

The death has occurred of Lilian Brosnan, nee McGrath, Brosnan Tours, Lower Main Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of St. Brendan’s Park, Tralee, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on January 26th 2023 at University Hospital Kerry in the presence of her loving family. Predeceased by her daughter Linda. Sadly missed by her loving husband Michael, her…

Card Games Results from the River Island Hotel and Cordal Community Centre

Card Games Results from the River Island Hotel and Cordal Community Centre

The Results of the Card Game at the River Island Hotel on Sunday night. First: Maria O’Connor and Dan McCarthy. Second: Mick Leahy and Patrick O’Donoghue, Annie O’ Connor and Sean Walsh. Ladies: Bridie Guerin and Betty Began. Gents: Jerry O’Donoghue and Danno Dennehy. Mixed. Siobhan Kelliher and Gene Guerin. Spots. Neily Shanahan and Dick…

CAMHS Review Raises Questions on Treatment of Patients in Kerry

CAMHS Review Raises Questions on Treatment of Patients in Kerry

Pa Daly, Sinn Fein TD for Kerry has stated that the interim report of the Mental Health Commission and the almost simultaneous announcement by the HSE about the North Kerry Look-back Review into the care of patients at North Kerry CAMHS raises many questions for treatment of patients in Kerry. Teachta Daly said that the…

Minister Foley Welcomes over €4 million in Community Recognition Funding

Minister Foley Welcomes over €4 million in Community Recognition Funding

Minister for Education and Kerry T.D Norma Foley has welcomed the announcement €4,403,073 in funding for Kerry County Council through a new Community Recognition Fund. This major initiative, the first of its kind, is designed to specifically support communities across the country that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other…

The Late Maryanne ‘Mary’ McQuinn, Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry

The Late Maryanne ‘Mary’ McQuinn, Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Maryanne ‘Mary’ McQuinn, Gurrane, Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry and formerly Department of Social Welfare, Dublin. Peacefully on January 22nd 2023, in the wonderful care of the staff at St. Columbanus Home, Killarney. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Ellen, her sister Peggy and brother Pat. Sadly missed by her…

Introduction to Beekeeping Course Begins on Tuesday Night January 31st

Introduction to Beekeeping Course Begins on Tuesday Night January 31st

The Sliabh Luachra Bee Keepers Club will turn Browne’s back bar into a hive of buzziness each Tuesday night for an hour between 8pm and 9pm from the coming Tuesday night, January 31st on. Enrollment for their Introduction to Beekeeping Course will be held at the Lower Main Street, Castleisland bar on that first Tuesday night,…

Pres Castleisland’s 2023 Basketball Season Off to a Cracking Start

Pres Castleisland’s 2023 Basketball Season Off to a Cracking Start

The First and Second Year South West Basketball League has commenced and the visitors to Castleisland were Ennis. The first years got the proceedings underway and the Pres girls led this one from start to finish, ending the first quarter with a 22-4 lead. The level of skill, tenacity and unselfishness on display was extremely…

The Late Patrick ‘Pat’ O’Sullivan, St. Martin’s, 3 College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Patrick ‘Pat’ O’Sullivan, St. Martin’s, 3 College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Patrick ‘Pat’ O’Sullivan, St. Martin’s, 3 College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully at home on January 22nd. 2023 in the presence and care of his loving family. Predeceased by his wife Mary. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his loving sons: John, Patsy, Anthony and Francis, his daughters: Patricia, Noreen,…