Can You Help with the Naming of this Old Castleisland Gem

Can You Help with the Naming of this Old Castleisland Gem

People involved in the subculture surrounding the arts, local history and its associated activities will know that photographer and photo collector, Timothy Murphy is currently involved in digitising a three or so decade long celluloid mountain of material from the 1970s on. And the journey is a fascinating one during which days can turn into…

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…

Friday is Golden Ticket Day at Lynch’s Pharmacy

Friday is Golden Ticket Day at Lynch’s Pharmacy

Aileen Lynch has announced that her pharmacy will hold its ‘Golden Ticket’ Christmas Promotional Day on the coming Friday, December 6th. Kick off the Festive Season Nibbles and non-alcoholic mulled wine will help kick off the festive season and there will be discounts and special offers and more at the Lower Main Street pharmacy. There…

New Guidelines for Kerry Shopfronts from Kerry County Council

New Guidelines for Kerry Shopfronts from Kerry County Council

Ironically, on a day when the deterioration of the street-side facade of the former Sheila Prendiville’s Bar and Grocery was finally tackled, Kerry County Council published new guidelines to ensure best practice for retailers and their design advisors when considering shopfronts in the county. A Wealth of Craftsmanship Prendiville’s is one of the oldest surviving…

Camera Club Grateful for Support on Fundraiser Coffee Morning

Camera Club Grateful for Support on Fundraiser Coffee Morning

Castleisland Camera Club would like to thank everyone who supported its recent exhibition, fundraiser and coffee morning. “The event was held on November 24th in the former Esmay Boutique on Lower Main Street. The venue was beautiful and the club would like to thank David ‘Dago’ Fleming and his daughter Joanne for giving us the…

Lynch’s Celebrate Silver on Black Friday

Lynch’s Celebrate Silver on Black Friday

While the world and her partner were obsessing on Black Friday and its fall-out at the weekend, Lynch’s Pharmacy was celebrating on an all-together brighter, lighter tone. The pharmacy celebrated its 25th or silver anniversary on Friday with a whole host of treatments and service at the Lower Main Street location. A Latin Quarter Story…

Joanne Takes the Reins at NCBI Castleisland Shop

Joanne Takes the Reins at NCBI Castleisland Shop

The running of the National Council of the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) Castleisland shop has been taken over by local woman, Joanne Fleming. Joanne has stepped into the managerial role at the Lower Main Street outlet following an 18 year stint in the retail side of the fashion business. Team of Volunteers Feeling blessed with…

Camera Club Coffee Morning and Exhibition

Camera Club Coffee Morning and Exhibition

Castleisland Camera Club will hold a club fundraising coffee morning and exhibition with photographs and greeting cards available to buy on the day. Lower Main Street The fundraiser will take place in former Esmay Boutique at Lower Main Street on Saturday November 24th from 11am to 2pm. A contribution will be made to Castleisland Day…

Play Your Part in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Play Your Part in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning which is sponsored by Bewley’s is one of the major fundraisers for Hospice nationally. Thursday, September 20th is the date set for this year’s event. The Castleisland fundraising branch is inviting people to host an event in their own homes or businesses. Material Provided by Hospice Coffee and promotional material will be provided…

Phone Shop Hit in Typical East European Flying Raid

Phone Shop Hit in Typical East European Flying Raid

Gardai in Castleisland are investigating a theft in the early hours of Monday morning in which a large quantity of mobile phones were stolen from Castleisland Computer and Phone Shop at Lower Main Street. All Stock Stolen “Unfortunately all of our phone stock was stolen. We aim to be re-open for business on Tuesday with…