Community Responding to Castleisland First Responders

Community Responding to Castleisland First Responders

In spite of being stood down from active service in the community with the onset of Covid-19 early last year, Castleisland First Responders members have been keeping their skills up to date in the meantime. Each member has updated their knowledge with a course and an exam held at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre by…

Amateur Photographers Invited to Enter ‘Examiner’ 2020 Competition

Amateur Photographers Invited to Enter ‘Examiner’ 2020 Competition

Castleisland Camera Club did a bit of a cabinet reshuffle recently and is preparing for as busy a year as it put down in 2019. With days out and improvement courses taken and members winning various competitions through their increasing skills levels, the club is looking forward to a full 2020 calendar. Add in the…

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Holmes from Home – Máire Returns as Council’s Writer in Residence

Máire Holmes is Kerry County Council’s new writer in residence, co-funded by the Arts Council and Creative Ireland. This isn’t Máire’s first residency in Kerry – she proved immensely popular here a number of years ago, interacting with students and writers all across the county at events, libraries and readings. Home for Holmes “I am…

Community College Debaters Win Final With Their Motion

Community College Debaters Win Final With Their Motion

Messages of congratulations are being showered on the Castleisland Community College debating team which competed in and won the Castleisland Interagency Youth Forum final against Saint Patrick’s Secondary School. The final took place in the Ivy Leaf Theatre on Wednesday. The community college team passed the motion: ‘That alcohol causes more harm than illegal drugs…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No. 13 – Fiona Hickey

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No. 13 – Fiona Hickey

In the 13th and last of our featured photographers from Castleisland Camera Club we publish the work of Fiona Hickey. Fiona joined Castleisland Camera Club in October 2017. She joined because she had a real interest in taking photographs and wanted to learn more about this fascinating hobby or occupation. The following is Fiona’s account…

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.12 – Anne Bergin

Castleisland Camera Club Feature No.12 – Anne Bergin

    In the 12th and penultimate feature of the work of the members of Castleisland Camera Club we publish photographs by Anne Bergin. Anne joined Castleisland Camera Club in October 2017. Her story and her club history she laid out in the following: “My name is Anne Bergin and I work as an administrative…

Camera Club Exhibition and Fundraiser on November 30th

Camera Club Exhibition and Fundraiser on November 30th

Castleisland Camera Club’s annual exhibition and fundraiser will take place on Saturday November 30th in the Ivy Leaf Art Centre, Castleisland. “This year’s fundraiser is called ‘Now and Then’ The ‘Now’ section of the fundraiser will consist of a display of portraits of characters from Castleisland and the surrounding areas taken by club members,” said…

Free Concert to Honour Con Houlihan’s Memory

Free Concert to Honour Con Houlihan’s Memory

The annual Con Houlihan, Commemoration Concert will take place in the Ivy Leaf Art Centre, Castleisland on this Saturday October 6th at 7.30 pm. A hard working committee, under the chairmanship of Dan Casey and President Donal P. Murphy, has left no stone unturned and nothing undone to provide a repeat of last year’s most…

Dramatic Judgement – Kerry Festival and Jerome Justified

Dramatic Judgement – Kerry Festival and Jerome Justified

Kerry Drama Festival Director, Jerome Stack came home from the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Finals in Athlone last week feeling justified at the outcome of the festival here last March. In Athlone, the Co. Kildare based Prosperous Dramatic Society won the major accolades with their play Sylvia and Brideview Drama Group from Waterford came in as…

Tim Acknowledges Generous Gesture from Spike Players

Tim Acknowledges Generous Gesture from Spike Players

As part of a fundraising drive for Pieta House, Headley’s Bridge, Knocknagoshel native, Tim Moynihan and a few friends are doing a parachute jump at Kilkenny Aerodrome at 12noon on this Saturday. Tim’s jumping friends include former Desmonds footballer, Martin Horgan, Ted Cronin from Rathmore and Louise Ryan from Kilmoyley. Fundraising Events “We have all…