Is Catherine a Hospice Hero or a Hospice Heroine ?

Is Catherine a Hospice Hero or a Hospice Heroine ?

Congratulations to Catherine Horan of Castleisland Hospice fundraising branch. Catherine was recognised as a Hospice Hero at a special presentation in the Palliative Care Unit in University Hospital Kerry on Thursday night. Is Catherine a Hospice Hero or a Hospice Heroine – either way the distinguished honour applies. A Founding Member Catherine is a founding…

2018 Route Re-Visit for Good Friday Hospice Foundation Walk

2018 Route Re-Visit for Good Friday Hospice Foundation Walk

The Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation is preparing for its annual Good Friday walk. This year the route will commence and finish at the library car park as it did, for the first time last year. Last year, Nana Beas Café management and staff gave up their day off to provide tea and…

20 Years On: Castleisland Members’ Golf Club’s Dual Membership Deal

20 Years On: Castleisland Members’ Golf Club’s Dual Membership Deal

Easter Hamper competitions and an attractive ‘dual membership’ offer are the main news items around the Tulligubeen course and clubhouse at present. The dual membership offer means that members of other golf clubs can join the Castleisland club for €250. The Easter Hamper competition has attracted an impressive list of sponsors and an array of…

Graduations Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-School

Graduations Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-School

Seven children graduated in style at Bright Beginnings Pre-School on Castleisland’s Church Street this morning. The sun shone for their special event as they sang and recited poems in celebration. Performances Before Presentations Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended and enjoyed songs and rhymes prior to the presentation of certificates by their teachers: Susan O’Mahony,…

Ireland South MEP Impressed with Local Services in Castleisland

Ireland South MEP Impressed with Local Services in Castleisland

The Ireland South MEP, Liadh Ní Riada visited Castleisland on Tuesday in another of her regular calls to the area on constituency business. While here, she visited the Kerry Diocesan Youth Service in the Latin Quarter and got a tour of the building and its function from Justice Youth Worker, Helena Falvey. KDYS Doing Incredible…

Welcome for Fundraising Ideas at Castleisland Hospice AGM

Welcome for Fundraising Ideas at Castleisland Hospice AGM

At the recent AGM of the Castleisland Branch of Kerry Hospice Foundation members heard that a total of €20,126.00 had been raised locally over 2016. This figure was transferred to the foundation. Chairman, Jack Shanahan highlighted the importance of fundraising in the area. He encouraged members to get the word out that the branch would…

Graduation Celebrations at Bright Beginnings

Graduation Celebrations at Bright Beginnings

 Pre-school staff, Susan O’Mahony, Marguerite Egan and Catherine Horan are delighted with the feedback received from parents following this year’s graduation and they feel that such an event is wonderful for the children’s confidence. The focus of Bright Beginnings is to provide a child centered affordable, quality and early intervention preschool in a small local…

Spring in the Air at Golf Club Drive-In

Spring in the Air at Golf Club Drive-In

There was a sense of Spring in the Air this morning at the now launched Castleisland Members’ Golf Club. Historic captains, Domhnall de Barra, Catherine Horan and junior club captain, David O’Donoghue conducted their drive-in with an air of new beginnings, fresh growth and yes, a spring in their step. It has been a long,…

Hospice Walk Numbers Up

Hospice Walk Numbers Up

This year’s Good Friday Hospice walk was a huge success with numbers well up on last year. Liz Galwey sent the following report. While final figures for the fundraiser are not yet available, chairman Jack Shanahan is delighted with the response and says that ‘funds are still coming in.’ Once again the event was blessed…