Fame’s Five-Day Stage School Set for Castleisland Summer Camp

Fame’s Five-Day Stage School Set for Castleisland Summer Camp

A well established stage school which is already running for 15 years in the Mid Kerry and South Kerry areas has revealed plans to bring its artistry, magic and skills to Castleisland Community Centre from July 26th to 30th inclusive from 10am to 1pm daily.  “Fame in Castleisland will be a five-day, Monday to Friday…

County Clean-Up Confined to Family Pods this Year

County Clean-Up Confined to Family Pods this Year

The last mass mobilisation of litter picking volunteers to take to the roads and streets of the county was in April 2019. This time last year the Covid-19 crisis was getting into its stride and the event was side-lined with almost everything else like it. In the big clean-up of 2019 many of those who…

A Weekend that Got Better for Ahaneboy and the Environment – Cllr. Farrelly

A Weekend that Got Better for Ahaneboy and the Environment – Cllr. Farrelly

A delighted Cllr. Charlie Farrelly posted and sent a message which, as he put it, is an environmental victory and a significant blow against the outlandish behaviour of rubbish dumping in rural areas. Cllr. Farrelly highlighted three examples of outstanding ignorance and disregard for the environment on the bog-lands around Ahaneboy recently. House Repairs in…

Eileen and Thomas Going Ahead with The Crib at The Bridge Fundraiser

Eileen and Thomas Going Ahead with The Crib at The Bridge Fundraiser

Eileen and Thomas O’Connor of Headley’s Bridge have been setting up their near life size crib beside their home since 2012. I’ve just got a reminder that they’re doing it again this year in spite of all the uncertainties. Banishing some early doubt that it may not happen this year because all comparable events were…

The Lyreacrompane Journal – Looking Back – Moving Forward

The Lyreacrompane Journal – Looking Back – Moving Forward

Lyreacrompane and District Journal is on the shelves again – thirty years after it first appeared. This Lyre Journal is the largest yet – 108 pages packed with local history accounts and photos old and new. The articles deal with local history from the general area and also takes in stories and accounts from as…

Wind Farm Fund Applications Open for Lyre and Knocknagoshel Community Projects

Wind Farm Fund Applications Open for Lyre and Knocknagoshel Community Projects

An annual €10,000 Community Fund is now open for 2020 applications and is designed to benefit projects in Knocknagoshel and Lyreacrompane. The South and East Cork Area Development CLG (SECAD) expressed its delight in announcing that the Dromadda Beg Wind Farm Community Fund associated with the Dromadda Beg Wind Farm is now open for applications.…

Local Grant Recipients Announced in Community Enhancement Programme 

Local Grant Recipients Announced in Community Enhancement Programme 

The Community Enhancement Programme (CEP), which is funded by the Department of Rural and Community Development, has provided €62,534 under Round 1 funding for projects in Kerry in 2020. Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald sent the notification in which groups and clubs in the general Castleisland area feature prominently. Grant Applications Invited  Grant applications were invited from…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club’s 200k in a Day Fundraiser

Knocknagoshel GAA Club’s 200k in a Day Fundraiser

Knocknagoshel GAA Club members would like to sincerely thank everyone who donated so generously to the 200k in a Day fundraiser. Donations came in from Knocknagoshel, surrounding parishes, throughout Ireland and around the world. The number and value of donations far exceeded expectation and €5,280 was raised for Knocknagoshel Meals on Wheels. This will make…

The Late William Hartnett, Meinleitrim, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The Late William Hartnett, Meinleitrim, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of William Hartnett, Meinleitrim, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. William will be sadly missed by his wife Bridget, daughters, Lisa and Anne, sisters, Eileen, Joan, Nuala, Catherine and Doreen, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, neighbours and friends. May William Rest in Peace Family funeral mass for William will take place on…

Handed Down Goes Online to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Handed Down Goes Online to Beat the Covid-19 Blues

Tonight, Saturday, April 25th. from 8pm would see the staging of the final presentation of the 2019 / 20  Handed Down series in Scartaglin. But alas, like all such events where people gathered these plans too have had to be dismantled. Tonight’s planned special edition was to be presented by Paudie O’Connor – but it…