Camera Club Exhibit – ‘A Huge Success’ – Breda McGaley

Camera Club Exhibit – ‘A Huge Success’ – Breda McGaley

Castleisland Camera Club held its final meeting of 2019 last night. The meeting heard that Saturday night’s club fundraiser was a huge success and the feedback received was very positive. “People seemed to really enjoy browsing through the many portraits our members had taken and Timothy Murphy’s photographic show brought back alot of memories for…

River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre 31 Cards Results

River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre 31 Cards Results

The following are the results of the card game held in The River Island Hotel on Sunday night. 1st.: Dermot O’Donoghue and Denis Geaney. 2nd.: Noreen Fleming and Ann Walsh, Maria Murphy and Siobhan Kelliher, Jerry O’Connell and Charlie Farrelly. Ladies: Norrie O’Connor and Dolly McAuliffe, Kathleen Herlihy and Eileen Breen. Gents.: Paddy Herlihy and…

Paudie Collins Wins €1,165 in Split the Bucket Draw at Browne’s Bar

Paudie Collins Wins €1,165 in Split the Bucket Draw at Browne’s Bar

The winner of the Split the bucket draw held in Browne’s Bar Saturday 30th November was Paudie Collins, Currow. Paudie won €1,165. The next draw will be held in the Kingdom Bar this Saturday night, December 7th. Split the Bucket – How to Play Buckets and envelopes are available in pubs and shops throughout this…

Anne Mac’s Revamped and Relaunched with New Service Range

Anne Mac’s Revamped and Relaunched with New Service Range

The recently re-opened Anne Mac’s Circle K in Castleisland now offers an innovative food range, grocery, newsagency and brand-new deli service. Circle K, Ireland’s largest fuel and convenience retailer has, in conjunction with proprietor Declan McGaley, officially opened the redeveloped Anne Mac’s Circle K service station on the Tralee Road in Castleisland. Fresh and Healthy…

Scart’s Cup for Breast Cancer Coffee Morning raised €4,640

Scart’s Cup for Breast Cancer Coffee Morning raised €4,640

Mary Horan and friends would like to thank everyone who supported their recent Cups Against Breast Cancer Coffee Morning. The event was held in the Scartaglin Heritage Centre at the end of October. “We would like to thank the local businesses for their support and a huge thank you to all who donated baking and financial…

Friday is Golden Ticket Day at Lynch’s Pharmacy

Friday is Golden Ticket Day at Lynch’s Pharmacy

Aileen Lynch has announced that her pharmacy will hold its ‘Golden Ticket’ Christmas Promotional Day on the coming Friday, December 6th. Kick off the Festive Season Nibbles and non-alcoholic mulled wine will help kick off the festive season and there will be discounts and special offers and more at the Lower Main Street pharmacy. There…

School Debate Opens Alcohol in Castleisland Conversation

School Debate Opens Alcohol in Castleisland Conversation

The Ivy Leaf Arts Centre, Castleisland will play host to a debate between transition year students from two local second level schools on this Wednesday morning, December 4th from 10am to 12:30pm. Student teams from St. Patrick’s Boys Secondary School and Castleisland Community College will debate the motion ‘Alcohol Causes More Harm Than Illegal Drugs…

Maglass Buildings in Ongoing GLAS Conservation Project

Maglass Buildings in Ongoing GLAS Conservation Project

There are still enough surviving elements of the grandeur that once enveloped the house and lands around Maglass to set the imagination wandering back – away back – to the early 18th century. There’s ample evidence of the walled orchard and of the spacious, stone built outhouses and the cobbled courtyard with solid hints of…

Castleisland Plans For Pre-Christmas Vehicle Run for Hospice

Castleisland Plans For Pre-Christmas Vehicle Run for Hospice

A pre-Christmas Charity Vehicle Run is just beyond the announcement stages and into the arena of finer detail planning. Being organised as a fundraiser for the Kerry Hospice Foundation and on behalf of the Castleisland fundraising branch, the event will be held on Sunday, December 22nd. Mart Yard Start and Finish Vehicle owners are being…

Community College Shoe-Box Appeal Wrapped Up Early this Year

Community College Shoe-Box Appeal Wrapped Up Early this Year

Generosity, heroism and industry abounded among students and teachers at Castleisland Community College as the early spirit of Christmas spread its charms and associated benefits over the past few weeks. It had students and teachers there participating in the annual Christmas Shoe Box Appeal for Team Hope earlier than ever this year. Students Instrumental in…

Christmas Gift Shopping Solved with Pack and Post at Hannons Castleisland

Christmas Gift Shopping Solved with Pack and Post at Hannons Castleisland

It’s all about pack and post with extra customer service at Hannons of Castleisland this Christmas. If you are looking for help with your Christmas shopping, Hannon’s have set up a ‘gift pack and post’ system and they have sourced the most wonderful quality gifts for ladies and gents at amazing prices. They have three…

The Late James ‘Jimmy’ Reidy, Castleisland and Chicago, U.S.A.

The Late James ‘Jimmy’ Reidy, Castleisland and Chicago, U.S.A.

    The death has occurred of James ‘Jimmy’ Reidy, (77) Knocknagore, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Desmond’s Avenue, Castleisland and Chicago, U.S.A. On November 27th 2019, peacefully after a short illness at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by his loving brother Danny, nephew Willie, nieces Bríd and Liz, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives, neighbours and…

Clarity Needed on Ultrasound Services at UHK – Ferris

Clarity Needed on Ultrasound Services at UHK – Ferris

Kerry Sinn Féin TD Martin Ferris has called on the Minister for Health and the HSE to provide clarity surrounding the age and quality of ultrasound equipment used in the Maternity Unit at University Hospital Kerry. Expectant Mother’s Concerns Deputy Ferris made the calls having been contacted by a concerned, expectant mother who recently used…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No. 13 – Fiona Hickey

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No. 13 – Fiona Hickey

In the 13th and last of our featured photographers from Castleisland Camera Club we publish the work of Fiona Hickey. Fiona joined Castleisland Camera Club in October 2017. She joined because she had a real interest in taking photographs and wanted to learn more about this fascinating hobby or occupation. The following is Fiona’s account…

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up

North Kerry Championship – Drive Still On The drive is still on as Brosna managed a draw against the favourites Ballyduff on Sunday last. By: Mairéad Moriarty A strong Ballyduff side pulled ahead significantly in the first and second halves only for a dogged Brosna to work hard and smart to secure a draw. This…

Bingo Under Threat from Pre-Christmas Dáil Bill – Healy Rae

Bingo Under Threat from Pre-Christmas Dáil Bill – Healy Rae

The Gaming & Lotteries Bill 2019 is to go before Dáil Éireann in the coming days. Michael Healy Rae TD has issued a statement in which he expresses a belief that the bill will have a devastating effect on the game of bingo in Ireland. An Important Activity “Bingo is a very important activity in…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.12 – Anne Bergin

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.12 – Anne Bergin

    In the 12th and penultimate feature of the work of the members of Castleisland Camera Club we publish photographs by Anne Bergin. Anne joined Castleisland Camera Club in October 2017. Her story and her club history she laid out in the following: “My name is Anne Bergin and I work as an administrative…

Split the Bucket – Three-in-a-Row for Scart

Split the Bucket – Three-in-a-Row for Scart

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Kearney’s Bar on Saturday, November 23rd was Hanna O’Sullivan making it three-in-a-row for Scart. Hanna won €1,158. The next draw will be held in Browne’s Bar on this Saturday 30th. How to Play Buckets and envelopes are available in pubs and shops throughout this and…

River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre Cards Results

River Island Hotel and Cordal Resource Centre Cards Results

River Island Hotel Sunday Night 31 Cards Results The following are the results of the card game held in the River Island Hotel on Sunday night last. 1st.:Ann and Johnny McGillicuddy, Seamus McKenna and Jerry O’Donoghue. 2nd. : Geraldine and Denis O’Leary, Donie Cremins and Jeremiah Kerins. Ladies: Joan Cantillon and Mary McKenna, Kathleen O’Connor…

Scartaglen Childcare Centre’s Annual Cake Sale on Sunday

Scartaglen Childcare Centre’s Annual Cake Sale on Sunday

Scartaglen Childcare Centre will hold its annual Christmas Fundraising Cake Sale on this Sunday 1st of December 2019 from 11am to 1pm. Lots of goodies and home-baking will be available on the day with homemade cakes, puddings, buns, scones and bread etc. Santa will be in his grotto on the day waiting to meet all…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Successful Fundraising Draw A very successful fundraising draw and quiz was held in Moynihan’s Bar on Saturday night. Maurice Moynihan won first prize of dinner for two and bed and breakfast in the Killarney International Hotel. The €100 hamper from Kieran’s XL was won by Mort Horgan, Brosna and the €50 voucher for Kerry Group…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.11 – Nora Fealey

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.11 – Nora Fealey

  Nora Fealey, Cordal is the 11th member of Castleisland Camera Club to be included here in our weekly feature on the work of the club’s members. Nora is housekeeper to Fr. Mossie Brick P.P. Castleisland. She has been a member of Castleisland Camera Club since it began and she provided the following account of…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.10- David Browne

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.10- David Browne

David Browne, Currow is the tenth member of Castleisland Camera Club to be included here in our weekly feature on the work of the members. David has been a member of Castleisland Camera Club from the start and he’s the owner of a very successful hairdressing salon in Currow. Art and Creativity He joined mainly…

Community College Students Win National Physics Competition

Community College Students Win National Physics Competition

It wasn’t all just demonstrations and experiments during science week in Castleisland Community College. Science Week 2019 proved very successful for the college this year as three junior cycle students came first in the Sophia Science Competition in the University of Limerick. Potential Physics Students The project examined the amount of potential physics students in…

St. Mary’s to Launch 50th Blitz Celebrations as Team Tom’s Win Away

St. Mary’s to Launch 50th Blitz Celebrations as Team Tom’s Win Away

St. Mary’s Basketball Club will launch its 50th Blitz celebrations and details at a dinner dance in the River Island Hotel on Friday December 6th. The club will launch a book ‘Something Special’ on the night also. The book is a compilation of memories as told by the founding members and chairpersons throughout the years…

Special Book for Katie from Grand-dad Gabriel

Special Book for Katie from Grand-dad Gabriel

Saturday, December 14th will be a very special day in the lives of the Crowley family of Mullaghmarkey, Castleisland. Then, poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice will launch his latest book, Katie, featuring poems written about his granddaughter, Katie Crowley. Katie’s First Four Years The poems are about the first four years of Katie’s life and were written…

December 1st Date for Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club AGM

December 1st Date for Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club AGM

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club’s annual general meeting will be held on Sunday, December 1st in the River Island Hotel at 7.30pm. All members are urged to attend as this is the most important club meeting of the year. All positions on the executive can be contested but the nominees must be paid up members as…

Presentation Castleisland Choir Launched its First CD

Presentation Castleisland Choir Launched its First CD

On Thursday night in Ballygarry House Hotel there was a special celebration for all associated with Presentation Secondary School Castleisland as the school saw a dream realised when its choir launched its first CD. Path to Special Event Principal Katherina Broderick, began proceedings by outlining the path to the special event for the large audience…