The Late Frank ‘Francie’ Kenny, Cahernard, Killarney Road, Castleisland

The Late Frank ‘Francie’ Kenny, Cahernard, Killarney Road, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Frank ‘Francie’ Kenny, ex Kerry Group, Cahernard, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Counguilla, Scartaglen. Unexpectedly at home, on December 2nd 2022. Sadly missed by his loving wife Kate, his adored family: Ted, Maureen and Margo, son-in-law Tim Healy, his cherished two grandchildren Adam and David, brothers Ted,… Continue Reading

Cordal Community Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Winners

Cordal Community Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Winners

The following are the results of the card game at Cordal Community Centre on Wednesday night last. 1st. Paul and Joe Geaney. 2nd. Moss Horan and Connie Keane. Ladies Norrie O’Connor and Dolly McAulliffe. Gents. Jerry O’Donoghue and Tom Brennan. Mixed. Mary O’Sullivan and Joe O’ Connor. Spots. Patrick O’Donoghue and Mike Leahy, Maria O’Connor… Continue Reading

Edel’s Family and Friends Getting Behind her Fight for Recovery

Edel’s Family and Friends Getting Behind her Fight for Recovery

Edel O’Sullivan is a mother, a fiancée, a daughter, a sister, a teacher and a friend who grew up on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry in Ireland but now resides in London with her partner Shane and their daughter Saoirse. She’s passionate about Gaelic football, playing with Valentia and Southern Gaels in her youth and in… Read more…

Fear a Tógadh le Gaeilge agus Gearmáinis ​    

Fear a Tógadh le Gaeilge agus Gearmáinis ​    

Bhí oíche ar leith ag an ngrúpa ‘Cúpla Focal agus Cupan Tae’ agus iad ag a teacht le chéile seachtainiúil nuair a thug Proinnsias Ó hUrmoltaigh ó Dhún Laoighre cur síos ar a shaol agus é ag fás aníos agus Gaeilge agus Gearmáinis ag a theaghlach i nDún Laoghaire. Éireannach ab ea a athair ó Chorcaigh… Read more…

Castleisland’s Oh Folk! Gig Returns with George Murphy and The Rising Sons

Castleisland’s Oh Folk! Gig Returns with George Murphy and The Rising Sons

Phelim Drew’s visit to Castleisland and his sold out gig in Browne’s back bar here on October 8th was a huge success and a tonic for people longing for a return of the ‘night out’ experience. It was a lovely mixture of songs and stories and brilliant musicianship from Phelim and his stage partner and guitarist, Colin… Read more…

The Late Ann Broderick, nee O’Connor, Castleview Drive, Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Ann Broderick, nee O’Connor, Castleview Drive, Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Ann Broderick, nee O’Connor, Castleview Drive, Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on November 30th 2022 in the presence of her loving family at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by her husband Patrick, her son Shane and her sister Mamie O’Sullivan, Camp, Castleisland. Sadly missed by her loving son Padraig, daughter… Read more…

Supportive and Welcoming Colours Day at Presentation Castleisland

Supportive and Welcoming Colours Day at Presentation Castleisland

Following on from the success of last year’s LGBT+ awareness day in the school, Presentation Castleisland held a colourful and uplifting stand up awareness day recently for the LGBT+ community. Stand Up Awareness Week is a national event that ran from the 14th to the 18th of November. While highlighting the week in the school,… Read more…

Bankers’ Bonuses and Pay – A Kick in the Teeth for Struggling Households – Pa Daly TD

Bankers’ Bonuses and Pay – A Kick in the Teeth for Struggling Households – Pa Daly TD

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has urged local, government TDs to confirm if they support the Fine Gael Minister for Finance’s plans to lift pay restrictions on senior bankers. Teachta Daly said that as households continue to struggle with the cost of living, reports that the Fine Gael Minister for Finance plans to… Read more…

Family Centre Talk for Parents of Teens Presenting with Anxiety

Family Centre Talk for Parents of Teens Presenting with Anxiety

On Tuesday December 6th, Castleisland Family Resource Centre will run the fourth in a series of talks for parents of children presenting with anxiety.   The talk, which runs from 7pm to 8pm, is for parents of children attending from first to third year in post primary school. The talk will be delivered by play… Read more…

The Late Joseph ‘Joe’ Martin, 35 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Joseph ‘Joe’ Martin, 35 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Joseph ‘Joe’ Martin. 35 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and ex Divanes Volkswagon Garage Castleisland. Peacefully on November 28th, 2022, in the presence of his loving family in the wonderful care of the staff at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by his parents Tommy and Josie and his brother Jerome.… Read more…

Community College Students Tick the Boxes for Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal 

Community College Students Tick the Boxes for Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal 

The Christmas season begins in Castleisland Community College with the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal each year. The Shoe Box Appeal celebrates the spirit of Christmas with the students donating shoe boxes to children in need. “It’s a reminder to all of us to help those less fortunate as the children who receive these… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

History in The Hall The launch of the much anticipated The Brosna Land Struggle (1876-1916) is taking place in the Hall on December 3rd at 8pm. Resident historian and raconteur, Tom Roche, will be there to introduce his latest publication. It’s a golden opportunity to get a signed copy of what promises to be a fascinating account… Read more…