Indian Passport Lost in Castleisland on Friday Night

Indian Passport Lost in Castleisland on Friday Night

I just got an urgent message from a work colleague of a man who lost his passport on Friday night in the area of Castleisland town around 8pm. “The man’s name is Toby and the passport is an Indian one. He’s very worried and has informed the Gardaí locally,” according to his friend’s appeal. If…

Castleisland Lost Keys Found and Reunited With Owner

Castleisland Lost Keys Found and Reunited With Owner

Just to let those involved know that the lady who lost a bunch of keys in Castleisland earlier this week was reunited with them at the local Garda station. She wants to thank all involved in the search for the keys and especially the person who handed them in there. She also wants to thank…

Fountain Damaged, Lamp Standard Knocked Sideways on Main Street

Fountain Damaged, Lamp Standard Knocked Sideways on Main Street

Standing, looking at the pitiful sight of the badly wounded body of the Fountain on Sunday, a memory of the late Anthony Cronin standing there immediately hit me with force. I remembered him standing there over a decade ago with a glass of water on the very day on which then Cllr. Danny Healy Rae…

Family of Stuart Simmonds Baffled at his Disappearance Over a Week Ago

Family of Stuart Simmonds Baffled at his Disappearance Over a Week Ago

There is growing concern over the welfare of 43 year old Stuart Simmonds who was last seen at around 8:30pm on Thursday evening, September 9th after leaving his home in St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland to go to the Centra shop on the town’s Main Street. Stuart is described as being approximately six foot tall and…

A Weekend that Got Better for Ahaneboy and the Environment – Cllr. Farrelly

A Weekend that Got Better for Ahaneboy and the Environment – Cllr. Farrelly

A delighted Cllr. Charlie Farrelly posted and sent a message which, as he put it, is an environmental victory and a significant blow against the outlandish behaviour of rubbish dumping in rural areas. Cllr. Farrelly highlighted three examples of outstanding ignorance and disregard for the environment on the bog-lands around Ahaneboy recently. House Repairs in…

Castleisland Garda Station ‘Covid Stand-Down’ Strictly Precautionary – Sgt. O’Keeffe

Castleisland Garda Station ‘Covid Stand-Down’ Strictly Precautionary – Sgt. O’Keeffe

News breaking on Drivetime on RTÉ Radio One this evening has it that Gardai attached to the station here in Castleisland are being ‘stood down’ as a result of contacts made with colleagues from other counties. Kerry based reporter, Anne Lucey informed programme co-anchor, Sarah McInerney that the members of the force were being monitored…

Sgt. John English Retires after 38 Years in the Force

Sgt. John English Retires after 38 Years in the Force

“The people of the town of Castleisland I found to be very decent and friendly. I have always been treated very well by the locals. I have enjoyed working in Castleisland very much and I will have fond memories from my time here.” That, in plain English, is the opinion of a man who made…

Castleisland Gardaí Investigating Crime of Vandalism on Beauty Salon

Castleisland Gardaí Investigating Crime of Vandalism on Beauty Salon

Gardaí in Castleisland confirmed that they’re actively investigating an act of vandalism perpetrated on the usually quiet Killarney Road area in the early hours of Sunday morning. One of the windows of Marion’s Beauty Salon was smashed with a pavement plant pot which belonged to the salon. The vandals threw the pot through the window at…

The Late Jim Lordan – A True Legend

The Late Jim Lordan – A True Legend

To the people of Castleisland he was Garda Jim Lordan, to his parents and seven siblings in Cork he was Jimmy, to his wife Kathleen he was Jim and to his 11 children he was Daddy. By Garda Michelle Lordan James ‘Jim’ Lordan served as a Garda in Castleisland for 29 years and for 35…

Castleisland Joins in Nationwide Tribute in Respect and Silence

Castleisland Joins in Nationwide Tribute in Respect and Silence

While the state funeral of Detective Garda Colm Horkan was being held from mid-day today in St James’ Church in Charlestown, Co Mayo his Garda colleagues around the country stood in respect and silence. In Castleisland, present and retired members of the force were joined – at a distance – by local people and elected…