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Pres Castleisland Responds to St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021

Pres Castleisland Responds to St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021

After last year’s phenomenal response, Presentation Castleisland teamed up again this year with their Church Street neighbours the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to support their Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021. This year demand will be higher than ever for their Christmas food hampers because of rising food and other domestic costs as well as… Read more…

November 30th 1985 – Last Date on Castleisland Cattle Breeding Station Stamp

It must be over three decades ago since I found an old office stamp, quite literally, on the grounds of the former Castleisland Cattle Breeding Station or Glebe House. I was up there on a conker collecting mission and I actually stood on the round handle of the stamp and thought it was another nut… Read more…

Winning Streak for Community College Junior and Senior Girls Basketball Teams

Winning Streak for Community College Junior and Senior Girls Basketball Teams

The junior and senior basketball teams from Castleisland Community College are on a winning streak with both qualifying from the semi-finals of the South West division of the All Ireland A Post Primary Schools Basketball League. Both teams remain undefeated to date having secured wins against Coláiste Mhuire Ennis, Mounthawk Tralee, Cresent Comprehensive Limerick and… Read more…

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… Read more…

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… Read more…

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… Read more…

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…

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Author Archives: admin

Pres Castleisland Responds to St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021

Pres Castleisland Responds to St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021

After last year’s phenomenal response, Presentation Castleisland teamed up again this year with their Church Street neighbours the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to support their Christmas Hamper Appeal 2021. This year demand will be higher than ever for their Christmas food hampers because of rising food and other domestic costs as well as… Read more…

November 30th 1985 – Last Date on Castleisland Cattle Breeding Station Stamp

It must be over three decades ago since I found an old office stamp, quite literally, on the grounds of the former Castleisland Cattle Breeding Station or Glebe House. I was up there on a conker collecting mission and I actually stood on the round handle of the stamp and thought it was another nut… Read more…

Winning Streak for Community College Junior and Senior Girls Basketball Teams

Winning Streak for Community College Junior and Senior Girls Basketball Teams

The junior and senior basketball teams from Castleisland Community College are on a winning streak with both qualifying from the semi-finals of the South West division of the All Ireland A Post Primary Schools Basketball League. Both teams remain undefeated to date having secured wins against Coláiste Mhuire Ennis, Mounthawk Tralee, Cresent Comprehensive Limerick and… Read more…

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… Read more…

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… Read more…

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… Read more…

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…

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