Vote of Confidence and a Welcome €500,000 for Abbeyfeale

Vote of Confidence and a Welcome €500,000 for Abbeyfeale

Abbeyfeale got a vote of confidence and a welcome €500,000 investment from six new and expanding businesses. By: Marian Harnett We would like to extend a very warm welcome and a sincere thank you to the following businesses and their owners who are either setting up for the first time or further expanding in the…

The Late James ‘Garda Jim’ Lordan, Castleisland and Macroom

The Late James ‘Garda Jim’ Lordan, Castleisland and Macroom

The death has occurred of James ‘Jim’ Lordan, Barrack Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Tullytreada, Macroom, Co. Cork. Retired Garda Siochána. Peacefully on July 10th. 2020,after a short illness, surrounded by his loving family in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by his beloved wife of…

Kerry College and Radio Kerry Recruiting for Hands-on Media Training

Kerry College and Radio Kerry Recruiting for Hands-on Media Training

Always dreamed of working in radio or the media?  Or are you a media graduate who wants hands on experience​? Would you like the opportunity to train in an existing media organisation while you learn​? If you have a passion for news, sports, research and production, presenting music shows, sound engineering, podcasting or mobile journalism…

Super Scan Self Scanning System Launched at Garvey’s SuperValu, Castleisland

Super Scan Self Scanning System Launched at Garvey’s SuperValu, Castleisland

Wednesday of this week saw the roll-out of new Covid-19 prompted technology at Garvey’s SuperValu here in Castleisland. The roll-out of the ‘Super Scan’ self scanning technology has been described as ushering in an era of ‘Business Class Shopping.’ The Super Scan lives up to its name as it puts all the controls in the…

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club Members in ‘Cycle For Michael’

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club Members in ‘Cycle For Michael’

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club PRO, Deirdre O’Sullivan sends the  congratulations of the club to event cyclists: Seán Counihan, Liam Kelliher, Mike Carroll and Seánie Costello. They cycled a 55 km route at the weekend in memory of their dear friend and former club player Mike Dennehy. In 2019, they designed tops and completed the Ring…

A Letter from London in Praise of Cordal’s Talented Laura Reidy

A Letter from London in Praise of Cordal’s Talented Laura Reidy

“I thought I’d get in touch about a Cordal, Castleisland local and old school friend from Presentation Convent Castleisland,” that’s the opening line of an email from Áine Nì Niallagáin flagging the artistic successes of her former classmate, Laura Reidy from Cordal. “Laura Reidy stars in ‘Unlucky’ written and directed by Orlaith McManus. This is…

Safe Destination Badges Presented To Kerry’s Premises

Safe Destination Badges Presented To Kerry’s Premises

Hotels, hospitality and visitor attractions across Kerry have begun to receive their ‘Safe Destination Badge’ as up to 4,000 staff participate in bespoke safety training in Kerry. The ‘badge’ is presented following the completion by staff from the various establishments of specialised training on cleanliness, hygiene and customer interaction in the COVID-19 environment. A Safe…

Cordal Community Preschool and Afterschool Going the GoFundMe Route

Cordal Community Preschool and Afterschool Going the GoFundMe Route

Cordal Community Preschool and Afterschool is a community run project and a non-profit childcare facility which operates on the grounds of Kilmurry National School in Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. This service is run by a voluntary committee and presently employs up to four staff since the year 2000. “In 2019 a significant milestone was reached…

The Late  Colm Kirwan, Moanmore, Castleisland and Bray and Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.

The Late Colm Kirwan, Moanmore, Castleisland and Bray and Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow.

The death has occurred of Colm Kirwan, (65) of Moanmore, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Bray and Rathdrum, Co. Wicklow. Retired Deputy Principal of Castleisland Community College and former teacher of the Wicklow V.E.C., former member of the executive of the Teachers Union of Ireland and former member of the Wicklow County Council. Beloved…

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Currow Draw Produces Knocknagoshel Winner

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Currow Draw Produces Knocknagoshel Winner

The Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw was held for the first time in Currow in McCarthy’s Foodstore on Saturday evening last July 4th. Gerard Brosnan from Knocknagoshel won €723 as his half of the contents of the bucket. The next draw will be held in Martin Curtain’s shop at Upper Main Street, Castleisland at…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

  Club Sympathy to the Thompson Family The death has taken place of Joe Thompson of Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale and formerly of Headley’s Bridge. Joe played for Knocknagoshel for many years and was captain of the team that won the Kerry Novice Championship in 1969. We express our deepest sympathy to the Thompson family. May he…

Public Masses Have Resumed in Brosna and Knockaclarig

Public Masses Have Resumed in Brosna and Knockaclarig

There will be three masses celebrated every week – Saturdays and Tuesdays in Brosna at 7.30pm and on Sundays in Knockaclarig at 10am. The churches will be cleaned prior to each mass. Due to social distancing requirements, places are limited as half of the church seats will be cordoned off. The remaining seats will be…

Organisers ‘Blown Out of It’ by Support for Castleisland Drive in Bingo

Organisers ‘Blown Out of It’ by Support for Castleisland Drive in Bingo

Bingo addicts from all and every corner of this and neighbouring counties converged on Castleisland on Sunday afternoon to indulge in their passion for the first time since everything closed down in mid spring. A count of cars alone came to 312 and each of those cars had parties of two, three or four players…

Re-opening Our Schools – ‘More Imagination Needed’ – Deputy Daly

Re-opening Our Schools – ‘More Imagination Needed’ – Deputy Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has expressed his disappointment at the narrow and impractical approach the Department of Education has taken with the interim recommendations for the re-opening of schools and educational facilities. Deputy Daly slammed the lack of awareness on current classroom size and setting, and the lack of engagement with related…

The Late Sean Brosnan, Knockananlig, Castleisland and Gortatlea Mart

The Late Sean Brosnan, Knockananlig, Castleisland and Gortatlea Mart

The death has occurred of Sean Brosnan, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Tullig, Castleisland and Gortatlea Mart. Peacefully on July 3rd 2020 surrounded by his loving wife and family in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by his loving wife Imelda, his adored daughters: Eilish,…

The Late Matt O’Donohoe, Mullingar, Dublin and Castleisland

The Late Matt O’Donohoe, Mullingar, Dublin and Castleisland

The death has occurred of Matt O’Donohoe, Greenpark Meadows, Mullingar, retired Ladies Fashion Designer, Wicklow Street Dublin, late of Templeogue and Castleisland, Co Kerry. On July 4. 2020, peacefully in the company of his loving family and the caring staff of the Midland Regional Hospital, Mullingar. Beloved husband of the late Ann and dear father…

Deferred ‘Call of the Wild’ on RTÉ One This Morning at 10:35am

Deferred ‘Call of the Wild’ on RTÉ One This Morning at 10:35am

In 2015 a documentary team, led by Dublin native and one time Scartaglin resident, Vincent Hyland, filmed the series Call of the Wild. The five-part series was due to begin its run on RTÉ One on Saturday morning last at 10:35am. However, due to the evolving news of the government formation on that day, the…

Writer in Residence Back After ‘Unexpected Break’

Writer in Residence Back After ‘Unexpected Break’

After an unexpected break due to Covid 19 safety measures, Máire Holmes is recommencing her work as Kerry County Council’s writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland. Email and Video Link This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved immensely popular here a number of years ago, interacting with…

Search on War of Independence Memorabilia in Brosna

Search on War of Independence Memorabilia in Brosna

Here’s a call to anyone with medals, mementos, or printed materials relating to the War of Independence. Anyone who has that kind of material is being asked to contact either Jerry Leahy on 087 41 34 929 or George Daly on 086 81 16 279. A DVD is being created that will bring together the…

National Young Social Innovators Open Call 2020 Win for Micheál

National Young Social Innovators Open Call 2020 Win for Micheál

Castleisland Community College student Micheál O’Shea was a national winner at the Young Social Innovators Open Call competition. The competition, which had over 300 entries, looked for young people’s ideas about how to overcome the problems that we are facing during the Covid 19 pandemic. Educational Board Game The Ballymacelligott teenager designed a board game…

Tendering Process for School Buildings Excludes Kerry Builders

Tendering Process for School Buildings Excludes Kerry Builders

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has called on Minister Norma Foley and the Department of Education to urgently review the tendering criteria for school buildings and  to ensure that local builders have an opportunity to submit tenders. Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Site Kerry County Council signed over the site for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the Kerry…

Castleisland man Honoured by His Adopted Limerick City and County

Castleisland man Honoured by His Adopted Limerick City and County

Castleisland native and Limerick resident, Pat Kearney was honoured in his adopted city and county recently for services rendered there over the past half century. “I was invited / instructed / ordered – or whichever way you’d like to put it – to attend a Mayoral Reception at County Hall, Limerick City last week,” said…

Dymphna is the Latest Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Winner

Dymphna is the Latest Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Winner

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Ann Macs / Circle K on Saturday, June 27th was Dymphna O’Connor. Dymphna won €711. The next draw will be held in Frances McCarthy’s in Currow on the coming Saturday, July 4th. “There are buckets and drop off stands in many outlets around the town…

Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks – An Invitation to Explore our County

Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks – An Invitation to Explore our County

Since March we have all been asked to stay home and now, that these restrictions are being lifted, we can start returning to a more normal way of living. With the reopening of the county, Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership, is delighted to announce a new walking initiative called Kerry’s Wellbeing Walks. This is a…

Procedures Must be Followed as Clubs Return to Play

Procedures Must be Followed as Clubs Return to Play

Sanitising stations have been placed at the entrance to the Knocknagoshel GAA Club pitch. We ask that all people entering the pitch use the sanitiser provided. All team mentors, senior players and parents/guardians of underage players must complete the online module and health questionnaire before the first training session. Cúl Camps​ Knocknagoshel GAA Club will…

Castleisland Welcomes Norma Foley’s Promotion to Minister for Education

Castleisland Welcomes Norma Foley’s Promotion to Minister for Education

It is with great delight that the Castleisland area welcomes the news that Norma Foley TD has been made Minister for Education in the government announced last weekend. By: Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald The name Foley and Castleisland are synonymous with each other. Norma’s late father, Denis Foley represented the area as a county councillor and…

Rubbish Dumped at Recycling Bins in Castleisland as Fire Destroys Dunes in Banna

Rubbish Dumped at Recycling Bins in Castleisland as Fire Destroys Dunes in Banna

On the face of it, it hasn’t been a good weekend on the local environmental issues front. Disgusting scenes of household refuse dumping greeted shoppers at the weekend beside the recycling bins on the Aldi car park at Tonbwee here in Castleisland. Incredibly, the bags of rubbish were dumped against one of the bins which…