Closed Sign Gone and Path Cleared on the River Walk at Killarney Road

Closed Sign Gone and Path Cleared on the River Walk at Killarney Road

Around the middle of last month a somewhat mysterious, home made, sign appeared on the Herbert Bridge access to the town-long spanning river walk. Like the railway line before it, this little stretch of the walk is a favourite with people on this side of the towns. You have the River Maine humming away to…

Mysterious ‘Closed’ Sign Appears on the River Walk at Herbert Bridge

Mysterious ‘Closed’ Sign Appears on the River Walk at Herbert Bridge

Nobody in the area seems to know who, in the locality, conferred on themselves the authority to declare closed the section of river walk from Herbert Bridge on the Killarney Road to the old railway line and onto the western front of the Cahereens West housing estate. The walk forms a loop within the whole…

The Forge – The Back of the Forge is Back to Stay

The Forge – The Back of the Forge is Back to Stay

The young people of the area think it’s the ‘coolest place in town’ – their elders are delighted to feel a new beat in the heart of the Latin Quarter’s oldest cluster. This was a neighbourhood of dwellings from which the music of lasts and anvils, bicycle repairs and porter barrels competed with the din…

Gerdie Murphy – Not Half the Man he Used to Be – Nearly

Gerdie Murphy – Not Half the Man he Used to Be – Nearly

There’s a line from the famous mid 1960s song ‘Yesterday’ by The Beatles and one with which Castleisland man Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy could claim empathy – but with a positive twist. ‘I’m not half the man I used to be.’ Gerdie has been on a mission for the past 15 months to become close to…

The Late Noreen Burke Fleming, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The Late Noreen Burke Fleming, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of Noreen Burke Fleming, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on June 10th 2021, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of the staff at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by her parents Denis and Eily, her son Donnchadh and her brother Andy. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her…

Castleisland Bypass Closures on Tuesday and Wednesday

Castleisland Bypass Closures on Tuesday and Wednesday

The levels of traffic usually siphoned off from the town centre by the Castleisland Bypass will be flowing back through its old thoroughfare for a couple of days this week. The annual raft of routine maintenance on the bypass at both sides of the Knocknagore roundabout from Dooneen on the Limerick Road to Clashganniv on…

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Appreciation for Help and Neighbourliness

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s Appreciation for Help and Neighbourliness

Acquired Brain Injury Ireland’s new Castleisland facility was the focus of attention for a charity Christmas lighting fundraiser by neighbours in the Cahereens West community. Joan and Siobhán Horan and family did a stand-out illumination job on their house front at No.31 and turned their postbox into a collection box and asked for donations. That…

The Late Breeda Brooks, née O’Donohoe, 11 Barrack Street, Castleisland

The Late Breeda Brooks, née O’Donohoe, 11 Barrack Street, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Breeda Brooks, née O’Donohoe, 11 Barrack Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Unexpectedly, at home on February 14th 2020. Predeceased by her much loved husband Terry, her parents Garda Matt and Catherine O’Donohoe and her brother Michael ‘The Master’ O’Donohoe. Sadly missed by her loving sons, Paul and Kevin, daughter-in-law Michaela, her…

Remembering Dessie and the Brennan’s Bar Tour to Inishbofin in 2003

Remembering Dessie and the Brennan’s Bar Tour to Inishbofin in 2003

    There are times when I wonder a lot about the Man above – He who pulls all our strings and I’m often highly impressed with his sense of humour. Danny O’Mahony invited me to drop into the Radio Kerry studios on Monday night as he was doing a Desmond ‘Dessie’ O’Halloran special on…

Paddy Jones Puts it all Down to Draíocht in Chat with Eoin Stan

Paddy Jones Puts it all Down to Draíocht in Chat with Eoin Stan

If Draíocht (magic) could be defined then it isn’t Draíocht anymore – it becomes reality – and they do say that reality is only for those who lack imagination. Cordal born fiddle player, Paddy Jones dwells on the magic or Draíocht that some people feel while playing or listening to great music. This is in…