Castleisland Pitch & Putt Club Looking Forward to Post Lock-Down Days

Castleisland Pitch & Putt Club Looking Forward to Post Lock-Down Days

The coming Sunday, May 10th will mark, to the day, the opening of Castleisland Pitch and Putt and Sports Club in 1966. The actual date of its opening was May 8th. but, like everything else at that time, Sundays were reserved for the really big events in communities and in the country as a whole.…

Shock at Sudden and Untimely Passing of Timmy Broderick RIP

Shock at Sudden and Untimely Passing of Timmy Broderick RIP

The shocking news of Timmy Broderick’s sudden passing earlier today has gripped the town and environs this evening. At only 43 years of age, Timmy passed away after a short illness at Kerry University Hospital. As family and friends struggle to come to terms with their sudden loss, those who knew him reflect on the…

RTÉ Footage of Farranfore Airport Opening on August 30th-1969

RTÉ Footage of Farranfore Airport Opening on August 30th-1969

An RTÉ News film was broadcast on 30 August 1969. The film shows the official opening ceremony at Farranfore on that day.  Hundreds of onlookers turned out and were joined by a group of dignitaries and Minister for Transport and Power, Brian Lenihan, TD. To mark the 40th anniversary of ‘Farranfore Airport’ in 2009 a…

GardaI Investigating Attack on Pitch & Putt Club Grounds

GardaI Investigating Attack on Pitch & Putt Club Grounds

Gardaí in Castleisland are investigating an outbreak of vandalism at the local Pitch and Putt club on Saturday night. Several greens on the manicured course were rendered unplayable after the outbreak which was carried out late on Saturday night or early this morning. Club members are confident that the culprits will be caught as several…

James and Julianne Keep the Home Flags Flying

James and Julianne Keep the Home Flags Flying

For the first time in its four-year history, the Danny Broderick Memorial Scratch Cup was won by an ‘outsider’ last Sunday.  Kieran Earls from the Parteen club in Co. Clare was victorious after 54 holes  on the Castleisland course. He held off the challenge of local favourite Mike Browne to claim the honour with Listowel’s…