July 1921 Sacrifices Commemorated on Rice’s Height

July 1921 Sacrifices Commemorated on Rice’s Height

On a recent Monday evening the Castleisland Sinn Fein Cumann held its annual commemoration at the monument on Rice’s Height on the Cordal Road. This was to remember and honour the three men who died there 101 years ago on July 10th. 1921 in a battle with crown forces. The men: Jack Prendiville, Richard Shanahan…

Sam Bennett – From the Drumm Cup to the Tour de France

Sam Bennett – From the Drumm Cup to the Tour de France

Carrick-on-Suir man Sam Bennett has achieved a feat that every cyclist the world over dreams of. Today he won a stage of the Tour de France into the island town of Ile de re Saint Martin. By John Breen, Currow Cycling Club Sam had been knocking at the door in terms of getting this victory…

St. Mary’s Launch Golden Jubilee Christmas Blitz Programme

St. Mary’s Launch Golden Jubilee Christmas Blitz Programme

The launch of St. Mary’s Basketball Club 50th Christmas Blitz took place in the River Island Hotel on Friday night. Speakers at the event included Michael John Kearney, chairperson of the Castleisland Chamber Alliance and John Breen, Municipal District area manager. By Liz Galwey PRO Both praised the club for its work in organising the…

Nothing Bothersome to See on The Old Road Anymore

Nothing Bothersome to See on The Old Road Anymore

Nothing to see here folks ! Is the oft used line by authorities when trying to clear crowds from the scene of an event. Come this evening – give or take – there will be nothing to see on the Old Road around Dulague – nothing out of the way or bothersome that is. The…

Update on the Road Closure and Safety Measures at Glounsharoon

Update on the Road Closure and Safety Measures at Glounsharoon

Cllr. Jackie Healy Rae sent the following update on the ongoing review of safety measures along College Road and at the exit point at Glounsharoon from John Breen, Director of Services, Kerry County Council. “To the Cathaoirleach and members of Castleisland / Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Cathaoirleach and Councillors, As you are aware works are…

Parish Council Organising Fr. Dan’s Farewell to Castleisland

Parish Council Organising Fr. Dan’s Farewell to Castleisland

An official statement was issued earlier today by the Castleisland Parish Office with the news that Monsignor Dan O’Riordan’s official duties as a Parish Priest will conclude with the Vigil Mass on Saturday, July 13th. As a preamble to the statement, the office also provided some background on ‘Fr. Dan’s’ career. “Fr. Dan’s retirement comes…

Desmonds Elects its Club Officers for 2019

Desmonds Elects its Club Officers for 2019

Following the recent meeting of Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club the following officers have been elected for 2019: President: Donal Kelliher; Vice-Presidents: Dr. Dave Geaney, Jim Greaney, John Joe Walsh, Kevin Dillon, Billy Broderick, Mary Horan and Mary Murphy. Chairperson: William O’Connor; Vice-Chair: Michael J. Kearney; Secretary: Colm Kirwan; Treasurer: Angela Ring O’Donoghue; PRO: Pat Hartnett,…

Summer Stars Reading Adventure Launched at Kerry Libraries

Summer Stars Reading Adventure Launched at Kerry Libraries

Libraries across Kerry are inviting children to participate in a fantastic adventure that will keep them busy with reading throughout the school summer holidays – the Summer Stars Reading Adventure. Primary School Children Each year Kerry Library runs summer reading programmes for primary school children to promote literacy development during the holidays and to encourage…

8,000 Bags of Litter Collected in Kerry by Record 5,500 Volunteers

8,000 Bags of Litter Collected in Kerry by Record 5,500 Volunteers

A record 5,500 volunteers took part in the Kerry County Clean Up last month which saw 8,000 bags of litter collected, the highest ever tally in the seven years in which the environmental and community initiative has existed – according to Kerry County Council statistics. Litter Analysis KWD Recycling and Kerry County Council have completed…

Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

Standing Ovations, Standing Room Only at Sinn Féin Book Launch

It was standing room only as hundreds of Kerry Republicans turned up at the Rose Hotel in Tralee on Thursday night for the launch of the book: Ireland’s Hunger for Justice, The Story of Our Hunger Striker Martyrs. By: Cathal Foley MC for the night was Cllr. Toireasa Ferris who started proceedings by asking the…