Retracing the Steps of Greatness on The Crown Balcony

Retracing the Steps of Greatness on The Crown Balcony

The worst thing about apparitions in Ireland is that they almost always occur in the most appalling weather conditions. Take Knock some 140 years ago – one of Ireland’s most famous – the conditions were atrocious but the legacy endures. The Fab Four At The Crown Hotel here in Castleisland on Saturday evening after mass,…

Castleisland’s New Councillors Tracing the Footsteps of History

Castleisland’s New Councillors Tracing the Footsteps of History

Nothing re-creates history. It’s cast in time, poured and molded as it happens and we see it then – flaws and all – and we add some of our own. We can, however, re-enact history which can give us a glimpse of what a given event might look like in its given time – flaws…

Castleisland Man Takes on Scouting Ireland Abuse Cases

Castleisland Man Takes on Scouting Ireland Abuse Cases

Today’s report in The Irish Times by Jack Power makes anything but pleasant reading. But that’s not Power’s fault. It’s turned by the subject matter and the brutal treatment of children at the hands and evil minds of those they thought they could trust. Abuse Cases Castleisland native, and a man with a historically significant…

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visiting Kerry this Week

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall visiting Kerry this Week

The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall are visiting Northern Ireland and Ireland from 12th – 15th June. On Friday they will be in Kerry. In Northern Ireland, Their Royal Highnesses will undertake a range of engagements, including visiting Omagh as part of commemorations on the twentieth anniversary of the Omagh bomb. Meeting Local Community The Prince’s…

Martin Ferris TD Opens Veon’s New Castleisland Office

Martin Ferris TD Opens Veon’s New Castleisland Office

Martin Ferris TD, Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture and Fisheries and member of the Oireachtas Committee on Agriculture, Food and the Marine officially opened the Veon Forestry Management Consultants new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, The Crageens, Castleisland Mart on Wednesday morning. Deputy Ferris welcomed the new office as a vote of…

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Progressive Forestry Company to Open Office in Castleisland

Sinn Féin’s junior spokesperson on Agriculture, Fisheries and the Marine, Martin Ferris TD, will officially launch Veon’s new regional office at the Advance Factory Unit, Castleisland Co-Op Mart, on Wednesday, September 6th. at 11am. Farmers and Landowners Welcome Veon is creating two positions at its new office in Castleisland to look after the South West…

The Crown Gets the Green Light for 16 Bedroom Re-Development

The Crown Gets the Green Light for 16 Bedroom Re-Development

Castleisland is set to enjoy a major employment and tourism boost as the Crown Hotel is to undergo a huge extension and bedroom redevelopment project. Planning permission has just been granted for a 16 bedroom extension at the long established hotel. The development is being heralded as one which will bring this historically significant, town…

Barrack Street Residents Seek Traffic Calming Measures

Barrack Street Residents Seek Traffic Calming Measures

One of Castleisland’s oldest streets has come under considerable traffic pressure in recent years. Now Barrack Street is to be examined by a Kerry County Council roads design team to see what effective traffic calming measures best suits the area. It served as the old road to Cork and locals say that the great liberator…