Christmas Floral Demonstration Returns to Aid Local Cancer Support Charity

Christmas Floral Demonstration Returns to Aid Local Cancer Support Charity

After a two-year absence due to Covid19, Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House is delighted to announce the return of a very special pre-Christmas treat on Thursday, December 15th. Award-winning floral designer, Kathleen Reidy – who had been a member of the Tralee Flower Club for over 20 years – will host a gala festive…

Glamour and Glitz as Desmonds Celebrate Unprecedented Run of Success

Glamour and Glitz as Desmonds Celebrate Unprecedented Run of Success

Saturday night, November 5th was an all glamour and glitz occasion as the Castleisland Desmonds Celebration Social got underway at the River Island Hotel. By Eilish O’Leary. Photographs: Pat Hartnett The night was to mark the achievements of the senior and junior men teams. The seniors were awarded medals for the North Kerry League 2020…

Castleisland Desmonds Planning an Early November Celebration Social

Castleisland Desmonds Planning an Early November Celebration Social

As the darker evenings set in, the training pitches in Castleisland Desmonds have become much quieter. Last weekend saw a very busy and successful round up to the football year for many of the teams.  The men’s junior team lined out against John Mitchels in the McElligott Shield final on Friday night last in Ballymac…

Con is Still King of Castle Island

Con is Still King of Castle Island

Con Houlihan was rightly honoured in his home town of Castle Island at the weekend, when over 250 people turned out for various events on Saturday and Sunday to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his passing. By Michael John Kearney Saturday evening kicked off with the arrival of Con’s old friend – Sam Maguire making…

Johnnie Adds to his Literary Repertoire with Saturday Evening Launch

Johnnie Adds to his Literary Repertoire with Saturday Evening Launch

I’m of Kerry, reminiscences of Johnnie Roche was launched in the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Saturday evening. By Janet Murphy It scores a hat trick for Mr. Roche, who has in recent years published Listowel to the Liffey and Born for Hardship – with a fourth book, Terryfaha, in the pipeline. Johnnie, who is…

Johnnie Adds to his Collection of Publications with Saturday Night Launch

Johnnie Adds to his Collection of Publications with Saturday Night Launch

Local farmer turned author, Johnnie Roche will launch his third book, in recent years, at the River Island Hotel on the coming Saturday night, June 4th. at 8pm. The ‘I’m of Kerry’ launch is booked in for the hotel’s downstairs night club and light refreshments will be available. Johnnie Roche has issued a ‘no obligations’…

Castleisland Hospice Branch AGM on Tuesday Evening at 7pm

Castleisland Hospice Branch AGM on Tuesday Evening at 7pm

Castleisland Fundraising Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will hold it’s AGM on this Tuesday evening, May 10th. in the River Island Hotel at 7pm and new members are welcome to attend. After a couple of years of what branch chairman, Jack Shanahan labelled ‘the hiatus’ the branch is back to full tilt and tomorrow…

Desmonds Ladies Preparing for Victory Night Celebrations

Desmonds Ladies Preparing for Victory Night Celebrations

Castleisland Desmonds Ladies Victory night will take place in the River Island Hotel on March 26th with a kick-off time of 7.30pm. The event is to mark Desmonds brilliant achievement of winning county and Munster championship titles in 2021. By Dan Kearney Their campaign that started off with 4-17 to 2-3 win over Austin Stacks…

Killarney Forestry Rally Ready to Roar into Castleisland

Killarney Forestry Rally Ready to Roar into Castleisland

It’s all systems go for this weekend’s Killarney Forestry Rally as preparations are now coming to an end ahead of the eagerly anticipated rally. The rally will get underway on Saturday evening, as the cars attend a ceremonial start outside the River Island Hotel in Castleisland town. By Ivan Hurley Radio Kerry DJ Ivan Hurley…

Nollaig na mBan Faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh go Léir

Nollaig na mBan Faoi Mhaise Dhaoibh go Léir

You’d hardly know it now but there are just 12 days in the traditional Christmas. And while this side of it remains intact and January 6th is solidly recognised as the last day and night, the other side is being dragged more and more towards the last week of September by vested interests. Ireland is…