The Late Fr. Willie Stack, St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan

The Late Fr. Willie Stack, St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan

The death has occurred of Fr. Willie Stack, (75) St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Doon, Tralee, Co. Kerry; Calabar, Nigeria; Galway; Castleisland; Grenada; West Indies and Cork. June 20, 2019, peacefully in the Care Unit at St Patrick’s, Kiltegan. Predeceased by his sister Joan and by his brother John Brendan;…

Rural Ireland – Death by a Thousand Cuts – Brosna Sorting Office Closed

Rural Ireland – Death by a Thousand Cuts – Brosna Sorting Office Closed

If you believe that the death of rural Ireland is being hastened by the proverbial thousand cuts you can add the latest removal of a local service in the village of Brosna to your list. Friday morning marked the last occasion of the operation of the local sorting office attached to the village Post Office.…

Daniel J.Hannon Folk Festival for Brosna in the Autumn

Daniel J.Hannon Folk Festival for Brosna in the Autumn

The Daniel J.Hannon Folk Festival is set to return to Brosna this autumn and is due to be held there over the weekend of September 20th.to 22nd inclusive. It will feature events for all ages including Gaelic games, folk music and much more. My Native Brosna Town Daniel J. Hannon was well known for composing…

The late John Cronin, St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland

The late John Cronin, St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland

The death has occurred of John Cronin, 30 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland. An ex Rhyno Mills employee, John passed away on  January 7th. 2018 peacefully at University Hospital Kerry surrounded by his loving nephews and nieces. Beloved brother of the recently deceased Denis D.D. Sadly missed by his loving nephews: Denis, Noel and Joe, nieces…

Happy Birthday John

Happy Birthday John

John Cronin, Boulicullane, Farranfore (right) celebrating his 50th birthday at Sherwoods in Farranfore with friends, Julie Rose and Shane Brosnan. Included are the children’s grand-dad Mike Nelligan (back centre) with Sherwood’s Bar and Restaurant staff members Micheál Leane (left) and Timmy Reidy. As well as celebrating his milestone birthday, John also remembered his friend, the…

Eclipse eclipsed over Castleisland

Eclipse eclipsed over Castleisland

Looking as it would in the depths of the deep mid winter, Castleisland darkened considerably this morning during the height of the partial eclipse. It was raining and the absence of the spring light gave the impression of November conditions. There’ll be no applications for the blind pension from anyone around here after the non-event…

Valentine’s D-Day for Football Loving Brosna Town

Valentine’s D-Day for Football Loving Brosna Town

If there was ever a day in Danny Hannon’s imagination where he saw his ‘Brosna Town’ anthem sung with passion and pride – it must be today. All the love on this St. Valentine’s morning is being lavished on the parish and its, by now, famous football team and management. They’re well on their way…

Friday Favourite Takes Us Back to 1989

Friday Favourite Takes Us Back to 1989

Our weekly ‘Friday Favourite’ look-back through the photographic archives is establishing itself as one of our most favoured inclusions. It has caught the imagination of our growing numbers of followers and readers. Our ‘Friday Favourite’ this week concerns members of the Castleisland AFC Youth team in a specially convened photograph to reveal their new Ahern’s…