Castleisland Community College Trebles Up on National Titles and Awards

History was made by teams and coaches with Castleisland Community College winning two All Ireland A Division basketball school finals. The school, along with coach Maurice Casey, has won a staggering 15 All Ireland titles. Máire McLoughlin who joined the school this year as guidance counsellor has, in one year alone,amassed two All Ireland A… Read more…

Another One Bites the Dust as Keane Debate is Shelved

Another One Bites the Dust as Keane Debate is Shelved

Independent candidate in the Castleisland electoral area, Michelle Keane sent a message declaring that the candidates’ debate, which she proposed and planned to host, at the River Island Hotel on this Thursday night at 8pm has now been cancelled. This is the second such proposal for an all candidate, open debate to bite the dust… Read more…

Student Exam Mass and Special Church Events This Week

Student Exam Mass and Special Church Events This Week

There will be a Special Exam Mass for all the Junior and Leaving Cert Students and their families in Castleisland Parish Church on this Wednesday evening, May 29th at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Best wishes go to all the second level students who are sitting exams this year with a reminder that everyone is behind… Read more…

Brosna Parish News Round-Up

Brosna Parish News Round-Up

May Mass Celebrated by Fr. Spillane A lovely mass was celebrated by Fr. Spillane at the Holy Well on Friday. It’s wonderful that our Holy Well remains such a focal point of our community. The recent tarring of the pathway has added a polish that doesn’t detract from the natural and holistic experience of the… Read more…

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Cheque Presentations in Ballymac and Castleisland

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Cheque Presentations in Ballymac and Castleisland

Recent Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw winners, Tony Marshall, Ballymacelligott and Tom O’Connor, Castleisland collected their respective winnings of €680 and €784 from Kevin Lenihan at the Half Way Bar and from Billy O’Sullivan at the Green Door Restaurant. This week’s winners of the €701 prize fund are: Ian and Louis Sheehan, Castleisland.  The… Read more…

The Late Sheila Roche, née Walsh, Firie, Castleisland and Cordal, Co. Kerry

The Late Sheila Roche, née Walsh, Firie, Castleisland and Cordal, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Sheila Roche, nee Walsh, Firie, Castleisland Co. Kerry and formerly of Coom, Cordal. Peacefully, on May 25th 2024, after a short illness, under the excellent care of the staff at the Bon Secours Hospital, Tralee and the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by her loving husband… Read more…

St. Patrick’s Secondary School Celebrates its Class of 2024 and Award Winners

Staff, students and parents of St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland gathered for a celebration of the sixth year graduating class and of the school award winners of 2024. This was a chance for all involved with the busy school life to reflect on a year full of academic achievement. The focus of the day was… Read more…

The Full List of Kerry’s Local Election Candidates Published

The Full List of Kerry’s Local Election Candidates Published

Following the closing of nominations for the local elections at 12noon on Saturday, May 18th. a total of 77 candidates have lodged their nomination papers with the Kerry County Council’s returning officer, Martin O’Donoghue. The full list of candidates and their respective areas is as follows and formal notice of poll and associated details will… Read more…

The Enduring Tradition of Browne’s Open Day and the Appreciative Hordes

The Enduring Tradition of Browne’s Open Day and the Appreciative Hordes

Back when there was a u in Lyracrompane and an i in Scartaglen, Castleisland and its hinterland was predominantly a farming stronghold – it still is. However, for those who lapse on occasion there is always something there to remind them. Wednesday was one such day in at least two centres of farming related activity… Read more…

The Late Tom Dennehy, Ballybeg, Currow, Co. Kerry

The Late Tom Dennehy, Ballybeg, Currow, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Tom Dennehy, Ballybeg, Currow, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on May 23rd 2024, in his 91st year, with his family by his side, under the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Dearly beloved husband of the late Mary, nee McCarthy. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by… Read more…