Met Éireann Weather Warning for Damaging Winds and Rain

Met Éireann Weather Warning for Damaging Winds and Rain

“Bogs are ruined,”  was often a short and very sharp form of greeting on entering a pub not so long ago in our culture. It was usually thrown out by a man as a barely disguised boast that he had his turf at home and in the shed and directed at one whose winter fuel…

The late Eileen Fitzgerald, nee Horan, Dromahane Cork and  Inch, Castleisland

The late Eileen Fitzgerald, nee Horan, Dromahane Cork and Inch, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Eileen FitzGerald, nee Horan, Church Road, Dromahane, Cork, Castleisland, Co. Kerry, Monaleen, Limerick on Thursday October 10th 2019. Peacefully, in the presence of her loving family, at the residence of her daughter Philomena and son-in-law Kieran O’Donnell, Monaleen, Limerick. Eileen, late of Church Road, Dromahane and formerly of Inch, Castleisland,…

Status Yellow – Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry

Status Yellow – Wind Warning for Donegal, Galway, Mayo and Kerry

Southeast winds will occasionally reach mean speeds between 50 and 65km/h with gusts between 90 and 100km/h. Winds will be strongest in coastal areas. Valid: Saturday 13 April 2019 07:00 to Sunday 14 April 2019 03:00. Issued Friday 12 April 2019 18:00. Status Yellow – Rainfall Status Yellow – Rainfall warning for Connacht, Kilkenny, Clare,…

Siobhán Steps Up to the Professional Boxing Ranks

Siobhán Steps Up to the Professional Boxing Ranks

A Kilcummin, Co. Kerry born, Limerick resident will step into the ring for her first professional fight at the Good Counsel GAA Club in Drimnagh, Dublin on Saturday night, November 24th. Fighting at super featherweight and promoted by Boxing Ireland Promotions, Siobhán O’Leary is on the Celtic Clash 7 fight card at the Dublin venue…

Healthy Hormones for Life – Try a Slice of Life

Healthy Hormones for Life – Try a Slice of Life

We are living increasingly busy lives, juggling work, family and friends. Dr Mary Ryan, Consultant Endocrinologist, Bon Secours Hospital Limerick at Barringtons looks at the effect our hectic lifestyles can have on hormone regulation for women of all ages. Advertorial One of the most common causes of hormone imbalance I see is fatigue and women…

90th Birthday Celebrations for Tom Horan of Inch

90th Birthday Celebrations for Tom Horan of Inch

Tom Horan celebrated his 90th birthday with family members and extended family from various parts of Munster and beyond at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick recently. The Limerick venue was chosen as a gathering point for family members who wished to be there for the great occasion as it proved a central location for all…

Three ‘Pres Castleisland’ Teams in Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Finals

Three ‘Pres Castleisland’ Teams in Bank of Ireland Junk Kouture Finals

Presentation Secondary School Castleisland has delightedly announced that is has three teams progress to the regional finals of the Junk Kouture competition. The finals will be held on March 10th in the University Concert Hall in Limerick. A portion of the marks awarded to the teams that will go forward to the national finals are…

Special Defence Force Medals Presented to Locals

Special Defence Force Medals Presented to Locals

Ceremonies have been held in several centres throughout the country in recent weeks in recognition of the contribution of the Defence Forces to the State in this special year of commemorations of the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising. These events also aim to acknowledge the service the Defence Forces have provided to the State…

Best Loved Poems – Castleisland Launch

Best Loved Poems – Castleisland Launch

Two Kerrymen and a Dublin based publisher have joined forces to launch a book of Munster poetry and photographs under the title: Best Loved Poems: Favourite Poems from the South of Ireland. Gabriel Fitzmaurice, poet and writer from Moyvane chose the poems and edited the publication. Castleisland journalist / photographer, John Reidy supplied the photographic…

Removal of Road Markings Making Residents of Fahaduff Cross

Removal of Road Markings Making Residents of Fahaduff Cross

The very first time road rage invaded my innocent thought process was when an elderly friend of my parents had a bit of an accident one day years ago. He had been in Castleisland doing bits of this and that and he had a couple of mediums of porter before taking the few hundred yards…