Kerry Charities the Real Winners from Drive-In-Bingo Success

Kerry Charities the Real Winners from Drive-In-Bingo Success

Kerry charities were the real winners at Castleisland’s second Drive-In-Bingo session this month as both, St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort and Comfort for Chemo benefitted to the tune of €3,010 each. The two nominated beneficiaries shared the €6,020 profits from Sunday’s afternoon session on the crowded Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard as players from all…

Kilmurry NS in Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Final

Kilmurry NS in Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Final

Excitement is mounting all this week for all involved with Kilmurry National School as they prepare for the final of the 4/5 teacher Allianz Cumann na mBunscol football competition which will take place on this Thursday evening, November 14th. at 6:15pm. The final will be played in Austin Stack Park, Tralee against Scoil Iognáid Rís,…

Pupils Launch Knocknagoshel National School on World Wide Web

Pupils Launch Knocknagoshel National School on World Wide Web

        Scoil Mhuire, Knocknagoshel National School launched its website on Tuesday morning and it has been described as ‘unique’ by those closest to its creation. Teacher and site mentor, Kate McSweeney and Principal Máire Collins were on hand with their vibrant, village school committee and community to do the honours. Hours of…

Knocknagoshel National School Earns European Blue Star Flag

Knocknagoshel National School Earns European Blue Star Flag

Knocknagoshel National School is one of only eight schools in the country to be awarded a special five-year achievement award by the Blue Star Programme. This programme is run by European Movement Ireland. Fourth, fifth and sixth classes were invited to the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin on Europe Day, Wednesday, May 9th. Display for Invited…

Hazel Byrne is the New Manager at An Ríocht AC

Hazel Byrne is the New Manager at An Ríocht AC

Hazel Byrne has taken up the manager’s position at An Ríocht Health and Leisure Club The Co. Wicklow native has taken up the position which became vacant when Kate McSweeney took up a full-time teaching post at Scoil Mhuire in Knocknagoshel Village last month. Graduate of I.T. Tralee. Ms. Byrne, who moved to Kerry in…

Scart Pip The Mall in Keen Contest

Scart Pip The Mall in Keen Contest

 Knocknagoshel 1-7 Scartaglen 0-11 In a keenly contested district derby played at Willie Walsh Park Knocknagoshel, Scartaglen edged out Knocknagoshel by the slimmest of margins to qualify for the semi finals of this year’s novice championship. Niall Barrett opened the scoring in the second minute with a pointed free after a foul on Michael Walsh.…

Muire Gan Smál U-11s Advance in Credit Union Quiz

Muire Gan Smál U-11s Advance in Credit Union Quiz

It was a busy weekend for credit unions and for over 25,000 primary school children under the age of 13 years of age. They were competing in their local credit union schools quiz throughout the 32 counties, in over 300 venues. The questions, compiled nationally, by primary school teachers, covered such general topics as: geography;…

Kilmurry National School Celebrates 40th with Special Issue Calendar

Kilmurry National School Celebrates 40th with Special Issue Calendar

Scoil Mhuire, Kilmurry National School is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its opening with the launch of a special issue, commemorative calendar. The calendars, which are in great demand, are flying out of their boxes and over 200 were sold just after arriving at the school earlier this week. “As there were only a limited…

Féile Drámaíochta ‘Hit Mór’ ar Stáitse san Ivy Leaf

Féile Drámaíochta ‘Hit Mór’ ar Stáitse san Ivy Leaf

There was a couple of wonderful shows at the Ivy leaf as part of the recent ‘Féile Drámaíochta’ for national schools. Scoil Mhuire of Cordal presented Mrs Brown and this provided a brilliant manifestation of the popular TV show. Scoil Naomh Iosaif of Castlemaine put on ‘Jimín’, which brought us back to our school days…

Handsome Coffee Morning Total for Hospice

Handsome Coffee Morning Total for Hospice

The members of the Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation would like to thank all those supported and contributed to their recent annual coffee morning. A huge thanks to The McCarthy family, Upper Maine Street; The Bank of Ireland;  Aileen Lynch, Lynch’s Pharmacy  and Shanahan’s Haven Pharmacy who hosted in Castleisland alongside the local branch…