Report on the Wind Down of the Season for Castleisland Tidy Towns

Report on the Wind Down of the Season for Castleisland Tidy Towns

Castleisland Tidy Towns group members declared themselves more than pleased with their results this year especially as there was no physical judging. All the judging and marks allocations was done virtually. And the marks allocated have been a great source of satisfaction for the hardworking group. The categories and the criteria on which the points… Continue Reading

Stage Set for Radio Kerry SVP Christmas Jumper Day 2021

Stage Set for Radio Kerry SVP Christmas Jumper Day 2021

The eighth annual Radio Kerry Christmas Jumper Day fundraiser for St Vincent de Paul, in association with Garvey’s SuperValu will take place on Friday, December 10th 2021. Over the past seven years the generosity of individuals, school communities and businesses across the county has led to over €120,000 being raised, every cent of which goes… Continue Reading

Pres Students Celebrate Presentation Day in Castleisland

Pres Students Celebrate Presentation Day in Castleisland

Presentation Castleisland marked the celebration of Presentation Day on November 22nd with a number of events throughout the day. Presentation Day is a day in honour of the Presentation Sisters and Nano Nagle, the founder of the Presentation Order. Visiting the Sisters “Second year students visited the Presentation Sisters in the nearby convent. A large… Continue Reading

St. Pat’s Castleisland and Pobalscoil Sliabh Luachra in High Scoring Joe O’Connor Final

St. Pat’s Castleisland and Pobalscoil Sliabh Luachra in High Scoring Joe O’Connor Final

St. Pat’s Castleisland 5-8 to Sliabh Luachra Rathmore 4-6 St. Pat’s Castleisland and Pobalscoil Sliabh Luachra contested the Joe O’Connor Cup Final in Cordal. Conditions were tough for both teams but it was St. Pat’s who stormed into an early lead with the aid of the wind. Jack O’Donoghue and Shane Browne kicked some great… Read more…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Lotto Jackpot Holding Tough at €11,400 Our November lotto draw took place over the weekend and there was no winner of the jackpot. The lucky dip winners of €30 were:  Mary Long, Gortroe; Antoinette O’Keeffe, Brosna; Mikey Brosnan, New York; Tom Morrissey, Knocknagoshel and the Stewart family, Cratloe West, Abbeyfeale. December’s jackpot for €11,400 will take… Read more…

Cordal Community Preschool and After-school Blessed and Celebrated

Cordal Community Preschool and After-school Blessed and Celebrated

Cordal Community Preschool and After-school committee and staff recently welcomed former Parish Priest of Castleisland Fr. Dan O’ Riordan and school Principal Thérèse Kearney to their new childcare premises on the grounds of Kilmurry National school. Father Dan was delighted to return and blessed the new building for the community and his role was acknowledged… Read more…

Did Locally Based Authors Make Publishing History in Castleisland on Sunday ?

Did Locally Based Authors Make Publishing History in Castleisland on Sunday ?

The now Castleisland based husband and wife writing team, David Butler and Tanya Farrelly believe they may have created a first in Irish publishing circles. How? On Sunday evening at the River Island Hotel, Dubliners, David and Tanya both launched their books of short stories – which, they feel, makes them unique and their achievements… Read more…

Welcome for Cabinet Advice to President Higgins to Grant John Twiss a Pardon

Welcome for Cabinet Advice to President Higgins to Grant John Twiss a Pardon

Minster for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes today’s cabinet decision to advise President Michael D. Higgins to grant Kerry native John Twiss a posthumous pardon 126 years after his execution. John Twiss from Cordal, Castleisland was hanged in Cork County Gaol in 1895 for the murder of John Donovan. Mr Donovan was a… Read more…

Parents’ Association Seeking Talks with Mart on Telecommunication Mast Siting

Parents’ Association Seeking Talks with Mart on Telecommunication Mast Siting

The parents’ association of Muire Gan Smál Primary School is to seek an urgent meeting with the bord of Castleisland Co-Op Livestock Mart to discuss its decision to accept a proposal by the company known as Vantage Towers Ltd.  to go to the planning stage for a 24metre telecommunications pole / mast on its grounds.… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

2020 North Kerry Final The misty conditions couldn’t dampen the fizz of excitement that washed over Brosna on Sunday.  Castleisland Desmonds took on Ballydonoghue in an intense encounter in Páirc na Féile that saw 2020 deferred final reach its natural conclusion. It was Brosna’s first time hosting this prestigious competition and let’s just say we… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds Men Make Club History in Brosna on Sunday

Castleisland Desmonds Men Make Club History in Brosna on Sunday

Desmonds 1-14 Ballydonoghue 1-7 Castleisland Desmonds made history on Sunday in the deferred North Kerry Championship final for 2020. They beat Ballydonoghue by seven points to snatch the ‘double’ for 2020 – the North Kerry League and championship titles. By Eilish O’Leary This has never been done before by the club and as Captain Maurice… Read more…

Knocknagoshel Winner of Castleisland RFC’s Split the Bucket Draw

Knocknagoshel Winner of Castleisland RFC’s Split the Bucket Draw

This week’s winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held at Circle K was Anna Marie Curtin from Knocknagoshel. Anna Marie, whose son Jamie plays with the club’s under 16s, won €1,016. The next draw will take place in the Kingdom House Bar on Saturday, December 3rd at 9pm.  A huge thank you to… Read more…

Kerry’s Heroes of 2021-  Nominations Sought by Radio Kerry and Fexco

Kerry’s Heroes of 2021- Nominations Sought by Radio Kerry and Fexco

In its efforts to encourage the people of the county to nominate their heroes of 2021, Radio Kerry has teamed up with Fexco to honour those nominated.  “2021has continued to be a challenging year for everyone in Kerry. But through it all, some individuals and groups have shown outstanding community spirit, courage, vision and leadership,”… Read more…