The Late Mai Nagle, nee Russell, Currow Village and late of Ballybeg

The Late Mai Nagle, nee Russell, Currow Village and late of Ballybeg

The death has occurred  of Mai Nagle, nee Russell, Currow Village and late of Ballybeg, 28th February 2021. Predeceased by her son Noel. Deeply regretted by her husband Billy, daughter Norma, son Michael, daughter-in-law Edwina, grandchildren, neighbours and friends. Rest in Peace. Mai’s Funeral Mass will be at 12 noon, Wednesday in The Church of…

Funding for Kerry Bogs Publication Welcomed by Local Green Party Rep

Kerry Green Party representative Cleo Murphy has welcomed the announcement by Minister of State Malcolm Noonan of grant funding for 25 community peatland initiatives across the country. “I’m glad that, under the Peatland Communities Engagement Scheme, North East and West Kerry Development (NEWKD) is to receive €2,000 towards a brochure on Kerry bogs,” said the…

Mary is the Latest Split the Bucket Third Time Winner

Mary is the Latest Split the Bucket Third Time Winner

The winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held in Castlemeats Deli on Saturday, February 27th was Mary O’Connell, Castleisland. This is Mary’s third time winning the draw and Castleisland RFC would like to congratulate her and thank her for her continued support. The winning amount was €703. The next draw will take…

€2.6 Million Housing Adaptation Grant Fund for Kerry County Council Welcomed

€2.6 Million Housing Adaptation Grant Fund for Kerry County Council Welcomed

Today’s announcement of a €2.6 million Housing Adaptation Grant Fund for Kerry County Council has been welcomed by politicians of almost every hue. Deputy Government Chief Whip, Brendan Griffin TD was first with the news followed by Minister for Education, Norma Foley, TD and, close on their heels, by Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Independent. The announcement…

Straws in the Wind Proven Correct as Bank of Ireland Culls Castleisland Branch

Straws in the Wind Proven Correct as Bank of Ireland Culls Castleisland Branch

As a harbinger of doom, the straw in the wind is a most dependable messenger. And so it has been proven here in Castleisland again with this morning’s announcement by Bank of Ireland that it’s to close 88 of its branches through the country. In Kerry, the bank has picked on Castleisland, Kilorglin and Tralee…

The Late Sheila Clifford, nee O’Callaghan, Scartaglen and formerly of Newmarket, Co. Cork

The Late Sheila Clifford, nee O’Callaghan, Scartaglen and formerly of Newmarket, Co. Cork

The death has taken place of Sheila Clifford, nee O’Callaghan, Carker, Scartaglen and formerly of Gooseberry Hill, Newmarket, Co. Cork. Peacefully, on 26th February 2021, in the excellent care of the staff in the Palliative Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry, surrounded by her loving family. Sheila is predeceased by her brothers Micheal and John and…

‘You Have Given Me All I Need’ – Maria’s Tribute to Big Sister, Liz

‘You Have Given Me All I Need’ – Maria’s Tribute to Big Sister, Liz

Maria Nolan-Lucey found herself in the surreal position of delivering a few fond words in tribute to a sibling for the second time in five months at the Church of Saints Stephen and John here in Castleisland this afternoon. Maria was singing the praises of her older sister Liz O’Connor (57) who passed away on…

Daly Welcomes Vaccine Progress for Very High Risk Groups

Daly Welcomes Vaccine Progress for Very High Risk Groups

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has welcomed the news that very high risk groups have been moved into Cohort 4 within the Vaccination Allocation Strategy. “I have made representations to the government on behalf of a number of groups that have now rightly been prioritised. These include the immunocompromised, cancer patients, cystic fibrosis…

Kerry County Council Road Closures in Currow and Gneeveguilla in March

Kerry County Council Road Closures in Currow and Gneeveguilla in March

Kerry County Council has issued notice of up-coming road closures in the Currow and Gneeveguilla areas in late March. And, in conjunction with work proposed for the roads in these areas, the council is also giving notice to anyone who may wish to lodge an objection to these works in the areas mentioned here. Cllr.…

The Late Elizabeth O’Connor, nee Nolan, Lower Dromulton, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Elizabeth O’Connor, nee Nolan, Lower Dromulton, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Elizabeth O’Connor, nee Nolan, Lower Dromulton, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Aged 57. Liz passed away peacefully on February 25th 2021 after a long illness bravely borne, surrounded by her loving family in the exceptional care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Beloved wife of Tommy and devoted mother…

North Cork Garda Alert for Toyota Corolla Van, Registration 03-WW-1556

North Cork Garda Alert for Toyota Corolla Van, Registration 03-WW-1556

An Garda Siochána Alert – North Cork, 26th February 2021. After the discovery of the bodies of two brothers on a farm in North Cork overnight,  Garda Síochána in the Cork, Kerry and Limerick – Southern Region have issued an alert this morning from the scene of a double murder of two brothers on a…

The Late Nora Mary Hickey, New York and formerly of Ballinattin, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry.

The Late Nora Mary Hickey, New York and formerly of Ballinattin, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of Nora Mary Hickey, New York and formerly of Ballinattin, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. Nora Mary was predeceased by her parents, Laurence and Mary Ann, sister, Sheila in New York, sisters-in-law, Mary and Phil, brother-in-law, Gerald. She will be sadly missed by her sisters, Bride Barry, Angela in London and brothers: James,…

Headley’s Bridge Crib Sets New €2,200 Record in Comfort for Chemo Collection

Headley’s Bridge Crib Sets New €2,200 Record in Comfort for Chemo Collection

In the run-up to a Christmas which promised little, the Headley’s Bridge promoters of an annual charity crib collection wondered if they should continue with their decade long, seasonal tradition. Eileen and Thomas O’Connor of ‘The Bridge’ were encouraged by neighbours and friends to carry on in spite of the cloud which hung over Christmas.…

Resources Are Available to People with Long Term Health Conditions

Resources Are Available to People with Long Term Health Conditions

At this time of Covid-19, Maeve Carmody, self-management support coordinator with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare is reminding those with long term health condition that resources and services are available to support them. People living with a long-term health condition may be more at risk of serious illness if they get Covid-19 and need to take…

Currow Coiste Na nÓg and its First On-line AGM

Currow Coiste Na nÓg and its First On-line AGM

On Wednesday, February 17th the first ever Currow Coiste Na nÓg AGM was held online via Microsoft teams. There was a very good crowd in attendance on the night and the following officers were elected: By Con Enright, P.R.O. Patron – Fr. John Buckley; Presidents: Tadhg Walsh and Johnny Scanlon; Chairman:  Frank Coffey; Vice Chairman:…

Take the Pledge to Read More During Lock-down with Ireland Reads

Take the Pledge to Read More During Lock-down with Ireland Reads

Ireland Reads is a new campaign to get the whole country reading this month in the lead up to a national day of reading tomorrow, Thursday, February 25th. Kerry Library has teamed up with libraries nationwide and some local authors for the campaign, which is part of the government’s Keep Well initiative and aims to…

Prolonged Lock-down Knocks Parade for Second Year. But….

Prolonged Lock-down Knocks Parade for Second Year. But….

Last night’s state of the nation address by An Taoiseach Micheál Martin on the Covid-19 situation and the elongation of the current lock-down has already knocked many great social events off the 2021 calendar for sure.  Taoiseach Martin may have officially answered a thousand questions in the course of his statement – but we had…

Daly Critical of Protracted Processing Delays in Department of Agriculture

Daly Critical of Protracted Processing Delays in Department of Agriculture

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, criticised processing delays within the Department of Agriculture in Dáil Éireann last week, highlighting a range of issues affecting beef farmers, forestry and aquaculture in Kerry.  Teachta Daly said that he has been continually hearing from constituents who are frustrated with the Department of Agriculture and the Marine…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Celebration Time for Patie We extend our heartiest birthday wishes to Patie Brosnan who reaches the incredible age of 96 on Friday.  It’s a phenomenal age and a tribute to the care and love Patie receives from his family and the terrific staff in Columbanus, Killarney. Yearly Lotto New Members For an annual subscription of…

Bright Beginnings – Culture, Practice and Pedagogy

Bright Beginnings – Culture, Practice and Pedagogy

In March 2009 Bright Beginnings Preschool officially opened its doors. The preschool, which is located at Castleisland Family Resource Centre on Church Street, focuses on providing quality early intervention in small local group settings while providing encouragement for social inclusion and support for all families. (Advertorial) In 2012 the work of the centre was recognised…

Met Éireann and Kerry County Council Issue Weather Warning

Met Éireann and Kerry County Council Issue Weather Warning

I just saw the weather forecast for the week ahead and from Friday onwards it going to be kind and nice and warm. Meanwhile, it’s going to be mean and it merits warnings from Met Éireann and Kerry County Council. Met Éireann has issued the following Status Orange warning for rainfall for County Kerry and…

Solid Fuel to be Turfed Out  – Take the Survey – Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald

Solid Fuel to be Turfed Out – Take the Survey – Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald

There is now a public consultation process on the development of new Solid Fuel Regulations. The survey is available online through gov.ie or an email can be sent to the address at the end of the article here. Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald is encouraging everyone to have their say and express their own views on the…

Yvonne Keeps the Currow Flag Flying On-Line with Split the Bucket Draw Win

Yvonne Keeps the Currow Flag Flying On-Line with Split the Bucket Draw Win

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Browne’s Hardware on Saturday, February 20th was Yvonne O’Connor, Currow. Yvonne won €737 and was an online winner. The next draw will take place in Castlemeats Deli at 5pm on Saturday, February, 27th. Castleisland RFC would like to take this opportunity to thank all our…

The Late Mary O’Connor, nee Murphy, Summerhill, Currow and Carker, Scartaglen

The Late Mary O’Connor, nee Murphy, Summerhill, Currow and Carker, Scartaglen

The death has taken place of Mary O’Connor, nee Murphy, Summerhill, Currow and formerly of Carker, Scartaglen, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on 19th February 2021, in her 93rd year, in the excellent care of the staff in University Hospital Kerry, surrounded by her loving family. Mary is predeceased by her husband John and sons Eamonn and…

Castleisland and District Publicans on December 1964 Day Trip

Castleisland and District Publicans on December 1964 Day Trip

Here’s another one of the souvenir photographs from a Castleisland area publicans day trip. This one, I’m sure, is the Guinness brewery in Dublin and it was taken in December 1964 as it’s so marked on the back. There may be a few more blanks in this one compared with the Smithwicks photograph of the…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club Lotto Jackpot at €10,500

Knocknagoshel GAA Club Lotto Jackpot at €10,500

The Knocknagoshel GAA Club Lotto draw was held on Saturday February 13th. The results are as follows: Numbers drawn were 13, 17, 20 and 24 and no jackpot winner emerged. Lucky dips of €30 each went to: Mike Mangan, Behenaugh; Eamon McAuliffe, Scart; Maurice O’Connor, Meenahilia; Mary Doogan, Meenleitrim and Sarah Lynch, Castleisland – an…

Maura’s Cottage Flowers – Grown from a Love of Gardening, Colour and Country Living

Maura’s Cottage Flowers – Grown from a Love of Gardening, Colour and Country Living

Maura’s Cottage Flowers is a family run business nurtured from the seed of an idea and a love of gardening. It was established in its Tralee base in The Spa in 2015 and has expanded and grown with new offerings every year since. Now known throughout the county, the home grown business has a reputation…

Ciara Sharp-est in Radio Kerry’s MEP Schools Essay Competition

Ciara Sharp-est in Radio Kerry’s MEP Schools Essay Competition

Radio Kerry has announced the winners of a special student essay competition titled: If I were an MEP. The winning essay was written by Presentation Secondary School Tralee student, Ciara Sharp. Among the issues Ciara wrote about were: gender equality, the gender pay gap, and sexism. Former US First Lady Michelle Obama was cited as…

Government Bill on Land Development Agency is Concerning – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Government Bill on Land Development Agency is Concerning – Danny Healy Rae, TD

Deputy Danny Healy Rae has voiced his concerned about the Government bill going through Dáil Éireann at the present time. “This proposes to set up a ‘Land Development Agency’ to deliver social and affordable housing and giving them powers to take over any public lands or even privately owned land at agricultural value,” said Deputy…