Brosna GAA Club and Parish News

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News

Sláinte – They’re Back After a long abstinence, our local pubs have reopened. This should be welcome news for those in our parish who have missed the sociability of meeting up with friends. We wish our publicans the very best as they resume their roles, under difficult circumstances, providing a very important service in our community.…

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival 2020 Going All Virtual

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival 2020 Going All Virtual

One of Castleisland’s big, end-of-year events which had been in doubt for some time now due to the evolving Covid-19 situation, has been diverted off the streets and out of the pubs to an online presence this year. The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Committee Chairman Cormac O’Mahony confirmed today that the event would have…

Glenlarhan Cross – ‘The Long Wait Is Over’ – Cllr. Charlie Farrelly

Glenlarhan Cross – ‘The Long Wait Is Over’ – Cllr. Charlie Farrelly

“After many years of waiting for a positive outcome, locals and passing motorists who use the L2030 Castleisland to Brosna road will be delighted to know that work by Kerry County Council commenced on Monday morning to remove the very dangerous bend at Glenlarhan Cross,” said Cllr. Charlie Farrelly in welcoming the progress on the…

Marian Wins the Last of the Lock-down Era Split the Bucket Draws

Marian Walsh was last weekend’s lucky winner of €865 in the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw at The Half Barrel Bar on Saturday night. Joan Riordan and Margaret Jones – an online entrant – were drawn for entry into the Bonus Draw for €1,000 which takes place as well as the regular draw on…

Pa Daly TD, Issues Statement on Addiction, Recovery and Support Groups

Pa Daly TD, Issues Statement on Addiction, Recovery and Support Groups

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has slammed the continuing confusion and contradictions coming out of government.  “Yet again we see confusion and contradictions coming from government on matters that profoundly impact people’s lives and their well-being.  Minister Tweeting Strategy   “On Saturday, Minister of State for Public Health, Well Being and National Drugs…

MARY O’CONNOR – YOUR CREDIT CARD WAS FOUND IN CASTLEISLAND !

MARY O’CONNOR – YOUR CREDIT CARD WAS FOUND IN CASTLEISLAND !

I know you couldn’t throw a stone in any direction in these parts without hitting or near missing a Mary O’Connor. But this is giving a shout to a Mary O’Connor who lost a credit card in Castleisland on one of the days of the weekend of September 18th / 19th or 20th. . The…

Deputy Michael Healy Rae to Oppose New Bill to Ban Hare Coursing

Deputy Michael Healy Rae to Oppose New Bill to Ban Hare Coursing

Deputy Michael Healy Rae TD has confirmed that he will fully oppose Rise TD Paul Murphy’s new bill that seeks to ban hare coursing in Ireland. If passed, Deputy Murphy’s proposal would see anyone who takes part in coursing fined €1,000 and they would also face up to six months in prison. However Deputy Michael…

Castleisland Bypass Closure Notice for Today and Tomorrow from 8am to 4pm

Castleisland Bypass Closure Notice for Today and Tomorrow from 8am to 4pm

A reminder of the notice from Colas Teoranta and Roadbridge Joint Venture on behalf of Transport Infrastructure Ireland of the temporary bypass closure for the next two days from this morning at  8am to 4pm and the same tomorrow. The notice urges awareness of plans to close over a period of the two days to…

Culture Night: Artists Shine in Kerry’s First Online Night of Celebration

Culture Night: Artists Shine in Kerry’s First Online Night of Celebration

Culture Night went online this year in Kerry. On Friday night there were events hosted on Facebook pages, and livestreams and feeds as Kerry artists once again gave the public the opportunity to experience the best in dance, music, visual arts and more. Highlights Included …… Highlights included: a dance performance film from Catherine Young’s…

The Late Sheila Ahern, Knockaclarig, Rockchapel, Co. Cork and Brosna, Co. Kerry

The Late Sheila Ahern, Knockaclarig, Rockchapel, Co. Cork and Brosna, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Sheila Ahern, Knockaclarig, Rockchapel, Cork / Brosna, Co. Kerry on September 17th. 2020. Peacefully at University Hospital Kerry, Sheila, daughter of the late Tom and Joan. Dear sister of Norrie in London; Kathleen in Knockaclarig; Pat in St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland and Jerry of the Three Countries Driving School in…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

West Limerick Community Radio Needs Your Support WL102fm has provided a great service throughout West Limerick since the lock-down began. Advertising and fundraising pay their expenses and like everyone else they need money to survive. By Marian Harnett Please buy a ticket for their weekly draw and help them stay on air – it’s as…

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership Calls for Funding Applications

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership Calls for Funding Applications

Kerry Local Creative Youth Partnership at Kerry Education and Training Board reaches out to community organisations that support youth creativity in Kerry. Now, the Kerry Education and Training Board has announced two new strands of funding available to organisations, communities, youth groups, and after-school groups who wish to enhance the range, volume and impact that…

New Signing Announcement for St. Mary’s Basketball Club

New Signing Announcement for St. Mary’s Basketball Club

Team Garvey’s St. Mary’s, Basketball Club faces its first season in the women’s Super League and has secured a home draw for the first game in the Paudie O’Connor Cup. By: Liz Galwey, PRO The cup draws were made at the National Basketball Arena on Wednesday and the Castleisland side was drawn against current cup…

It’s Culture Night – But Not as We Know It !

It’s Culture Night – But Not as We Know It !

Culture Night is happening in Kerry!  On this Friday, September 18th. lots of the events are online to ensure public safety while still providing arts and cultural groups the opportunity of showcasing their work to the Kerry public. Every year the Kerry Visual Artists’ Showcase is launched on Culture Night. This evening the launch will…

The Late Breda Broderick, née Cronin, Barrack Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Breda Broderick, née Cronin, Barrack Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Breda Broderick (née Cronin) Barrack Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on September 15th 2020, surrounded by her loving family, in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Beloved wife of the late Danny and dear mother of the late Caroline and Timmy. Sadly missed by…

Daly Expressed Concern at Need for Specific Review at Tusla Kerry

Daly Expressed Concern at Need for Specific Review at Tusla Kerry

Responding to the revelations arising from Tusla’s review of its operations in Kerry, Sinn Féin TD Pa Daly has expressed concern at the need for such a review. “The audit of the Kerry area seems to have been undertaken due to specific concerns not found in the rest of the country, and it has revealed…

Brosna Pre-Fixed Connemara Stallion got his Class 1 Papers in Ballinasloe

Brosna Pre-Fixed Connemara Stallion got his Class 1 Papers in Ballinasloe

Brosna farmer, Noel Lane bought his first, registered Connemara pony in 2008 – Her name is Banríon Álainn. Along with another filly Holmestead Cheeky Sparrow, bought in 2010, they have been Noel’s foundation mares since. Connemara Pony Breeders’ Society “These mares are bred most years and have produced some quality foals,” said Noel in the…

Local Grant Recipients Announced in Community Enhancement Programme 

Local Grant Recipients Announced in Community Enhancement Programme 

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, has provided €62,534 under Round 1 funding for projects in Kerry in 2020. Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald sent the notification in which groups and clubs in the general Castleisland area feature prominently. Grant Applications Invited  Grant applications were invited from…

Kerry People Of All Ages – Come Out and Be-Active for Week of Sport

Kerry People Of All Ages – Come Out and Be-Active for Week of Sport

Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership (KRSP) is calling on the young and old to get out and BeActive for European Week of Sport 2020 which runs from September 23rd to 30th. There will be a mixture of events available locally to cater to the needs of every member of the community making it easy to…

Council Launches New Campaign Urging Kerry People to ‘Shop Local’

Council Launches New Campaign Urging Kerry People to ‘Shop Local’

A new campaign is being launched in Kerry this week to encourage people to shop locally and spend locally – with the added message: Every euro spent locally supports local jobs and businesses. The campaign, which is being spearheaded by Kerry County Council and its local partners and stakeholders, will use local media and social…

Cordal GAA Club News Round-Up

Cordal GAA Club News Round-Up

Junior Championship Quarter Final After getting over our near neighbors Scartaglen we take on Castlegregory next Saturday evening in the junior football championship quarter final in Blennerville. Best of luck to the lads.   By: Tim O ‘Donoghue Jackie’s Tidy Bonanza Our next Bonanza draw will be held in Jackie Reidy’s Shop in Castleisland. Jackie…

What’s Up: Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Meeting on Wednesday

What’s Up: Castleisland-Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Meeting on Wednesday

The next meeting of the members of the Municipal District of Castleisland/Corca Dhuibhne will be held in the Carnegie Building, Castleisland on this Wednesday, September 16th at 10am to consider the under mentioned items. The confirmation of the following minutes from the ordinary meeting of the members of the Municipal District of Castleisland & Corca…

Minister Martin Announces Arts and Culture Recovery Task-force

Minister Martin Announces Arts and Culture Recovery Task-force

Catherine Martin T.D., Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht has announced the establishment of a new Task-force for the recovery of the Arts and Culture sector under the chair of Clare Duignan. The Programme for Government: Our Shared Future, includes a commitment to ‘establish a cross-departmental task-force to develop a clear…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna seniors have some exciting weeks ahead.  In the Kerry Junior Premier Football semi-final they will be meeting their old rivals Ballydonoghue and in the North Kerry Championship quarter final, they will meet Duagh.  Dates, times and venues to be decided. Wishing the team and management very best as they build towards two thrilling games. Watching…

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Update

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Update

The winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held at Vincent Murphy’s Sports on Saturday last was Noranne Scollard. Noranne won €867. There were also two envelopes drawn for entry into the bonus draw for €1,000 on January 2nd and they belonged to Eddie O’Shea and Martina Browne. Next Saturday’s draw will be…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Fixtures and Results  Knocknagoshel will play Beale in the quarter final of the County Junior Championship on Saturday September 19th in Finuge.   The draw for the North Kerry Championship quarter finals took place on Sunday evening. Knocknagoshel has also been drawn against Beale in this competition. Coiste Na nÓg Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh U-16s had good wins recently…

Good News for Castleisland Community College High Achievers Kevin and Liam

Good News for Castleisland Community College High Achievers Kevin and Liam

There were celebrations all round for the Leaving Certificate class of 2020 at Castleisland Community College when they received their results. It was certainly a roller coaster of a year for them that was finally brought to a conclusion with the first round of CAO offers being obtained Friday, 11th September. Acting principal, Teresa Lonergan…

Garda Advice on ‘Illegitimate Home Repair Services’

Garda Advice on ‘Illegitimate Home Repair Services’

If you’re one of those people who notice vans of all colours, shapes and makes with hefty ladders strapped onto their tops as they traverse the countryside – you’re not alone. This was all normal activity during the era of the so called Celtic Tiger economy and again in recent times before Covid-19 struck. It’s…

Sinn Féin Rising to Save The O’Rahilly Home from Bord Pleanála Approved Demolition

Sinn Féin Rising to Save The O’Rahilly Home from Bord Pleanála Approved Demolition

Sinn Fein TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has today called for Kerry public representatives of all parties to support the campaign to save 40 Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin the home of The O’Rahilly from demolition. “I commend the efforts of Proinsias Ó Rathaille, The O’Rahilly’s grandson, and Sinn Féin colleagues such as Chris Andrews TD…

Cordal V Scart Game Live Streamed Today at 4pm

Cordal V Scart Game Live Streamed Today at 4pm

Island on the Live-Stream A joint venture off the field but maybe not on the field with great news that the big game between Cordal and Scartaglen is being live-streamed.  By Tim O’Donoghue, PRO The game is on this Saturday at 4pm on the Cordal / Scartaglen GAA Facebook page. Ballinard Bonanza Winner A delighted…