Scartaglin On Tour of the World on Fiddle Day – In Spite of Everything

Scartaglin On Tour of the World on Fiddle Day – In Spite of Everything

Scartaglin will become the proverbial Global Village this weekend when the music of the area will be beamed to and from around the world with the Sliabh Luachra stronghold as its epicentre. “If the visitors cannot come to Scartaglin to hear the sound of Sliabh Luachra this year because of Covid-19 then we will bring…

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The shock at the announcement of broadcaster, Marian Finucane’s sudden death last night has been replaced to a degree this morning by a flood of tributes from colleagues and friends on RTÉ Radio One. Her courage and strength in the face of the depth of criticism she faced for the topics she tackled in a…

The Late Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond

The Late Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond

The death has occurred of Daniel Herlihy, Newmarket Road, Ballydesmond. On November 8th and peacefully, in the loving care of the staff of Kanturk Community Hospital. Daniel ‘Dan Jos’ musician. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sons: Brendan, Dan, Kieran, stepsons: Mark and Andrew, daughter Marie and in-laws, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, his aunt Kitty Lawlor,…

Battery Station Awareness Group Protests Outside Council Meeting

Battery Station Awareness Group Protests Outside Council Meeting

A Cork / Kerry border straddling community has upped its presence and opposition to the siting of a large energy battery storage compound in its midst. A Kerry County Council planning process which refused permission to locals who submitted home building applications over the past few years was being questioned by many at this morning’s…

Dismay Expressed at Plans for Battery Storage Compound in Sliabh Luachra

Dismay Expressed at Plans for Battery Storage Compound in Sliabh Luachra

Castleisland Sinn Féin local election candidate Kate McSweeney has expressed her dismay at plans for a battery storage compound that could have a devastating effect on locals in the Sliabh Luachra area. Potentially Dangerous Storage “How can people in Kerry be treated like this? Not alone are there plans to build this potentially dangerous battery…

The late John Buckley, Ballydesmond and Scartaglen

The late John Buckley, Ballydesmond and Scartaglen

The death has occurred of John Buckley, 
Tureenglanahee, Ballydesmond and formerly of Coolnageragh Scartaglen. On April 5th, peacefully, in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care staff at Tralee University Hospital. John, beloved husband of Breda, neé O Leary. Deeply regretted by his loving family, sisters Mary Shanahan and Anna Lyons, brothers Dan, Denis, Dave…

The Late Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, Castleisland and Ballydesmond

The Late Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, Castleisland and Ballydesmond

The death has occurred of Kathleen ‘Kit’ McAuliffe, nee Vaughan, Glounsharoon, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Ballydesmond Post Office, Co. Cork. Peacefully on March 20th 2019 surrounded by her loving sons at University Hospital Kerry, Beloved wife of the late Michael. Sadly missed by her loving sons: David and Tim , daughter-in-law Maura, her…

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Focus on Sliabh Luachra Music on TG4 This Evening

Sliabh Luachra will feature in a Nuacht RTÉ report this Saturday evening on TG4 at 7pm.  Nuacht TG4 journalist, Marian O’Flaherty from Dingle and cameraman, Eoin Daly from Cork filmed the piece – focusing on the music of the region – in Ballydesmond Credit Union yesterday. Focus on Eoin The piece will focus on the…

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

The Forgotten Jewel of the Kingdom

Illegal dumping, bad roads and an air of neglect in the Knocknaboul, Tooreengarriv and Glountane areas have prompted residents, Dónal Fitzgerald and Nick Coveney into action. They are out in their local area on an almost continuous basis with their litter pickers and refuse sacks. And while they can make a difference to the appearance…

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The Late Margaret Healy, Ballydesmond, nee Reidy, Cordal

The death has occurred of Margaret Healy – née Reidy – formerly of Ardmona, Cordal and Knocknaboul, Ballydesmond, Co. Cork.  Margaret passed away unexpectedly and is deeply regretted and sadly missed by her loving husband Tom, son James, daughter Mary Lenihan, Broadford; grandchildren, brothers Owen, Mike and John, sister Carmel, uncle Donie, son-in-law Pat, James…