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Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Fire Dangers with Rivers and Streams at Low Ebb The land has never been so dry.  We’re barely out of April but rivers and streams are at such a low ebb, something we would only see in high summer.  The consequences of all of this, is that hills, covered in gorse and heath, are as… Read more…

Christine Carroll is the Split the Bucket May Day Thousandaire

Christine Carroll is the Split the Bucket May Day Thousandaire

Castleisland RFC would like to sincerely thank everyone for the fantastic response to this week’s Split  the Bucket draw.  The winner of the draw, held at Diarmuid’s Butchers on Saturday, May 1st was Christine Carroll. Christine was the lucky winner of €1,000 making her the latest thousandaire thanks to the Split the Bucket draw. The… Read more…

St. Patrick’s Transition Year Students – Goalmine Enterprise Finalists

St. Patrick’s Transition Year Students – Goalmine Enterprise Finalists

Goalmine Enterprise was a two-day event delivered remotely by the Enterprise Department of Munster Technological University Tralee to participating secondary schools across the Kerry region. Each team was required to create a product, service or solution to a problem presented to them. This initiative blends areas of learning in business, enterprise, technology and design. “St.Patrick’s… Read more…

Cruinniú na nÓg – Ireland’s Day of Creativity Returns on June 12th

Cruinniú na nÓg – Ireland’s Day of Creativity Returns on June 12th

Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s day of creativity for children and young people, returns on June 12th and Kerry County Council’s arts office is in the final stages of planning and co-ordinating this year’s exciting programme. Like last year, in light of current restrictions, all events will take place online – with over twenty projects programmed… Read more…

Scartaglin GAA Club Lotto Jackpot of €12,000 for Tommorrow’s Draw

Scartaglin GAA Club Lotto Jackpot of €12,000 for Tommorrow’s Draw

Wouldn’t it be nice to be heading off into an opened up summer with a prize-fund of €12,000 in your fist. Scartaglen GAA Club is holding its Lotto draw this Sunday May, 2nd and the jackpot is the aforementioned figure of €12,000. Tickets can be bought at Daly’s Shop in Scartaglen, Jackie Reidy’s in Castleisland,… Read more…

Sing it Canon: Canon MacEwan ‘Queen of the May’ – an Anthem of Hope and Joy

Sing it Canon: Canon MacEwan ‘Queen of the May’ – an Anthem of Hope and Joy

The late Gay Byrne always left it to Canon Sydney MacEwan to lift the spirits of the nation on May Day when he played his ‘Queen of the May’ religiously on that day. Canon MacEwan (1908 – 1991) was born in Glasgow and he also died there. The song he made famous is believed to… Read more…

Daly Looks Forward to Progress of Sinn Féin Residential Tenancies Bill

Daly Looks Forward to Progress of Sinn Féin Residential Tenancies Bill

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry looks forward to progressing the Residential Tenancies, Student Rents and Other Protections, Bill in Dáil Éireann. “Sinn Féin’s Student Rent bill looks set to pass as the Minister for Housing has indicated that government will not oppose it. “This is a huge win for the Union of Students… Read more…

Walk-in Testing at the Tralee Covid-19 Test Centre Extended to May 4th

Walk-in Testing at the Tralee Covid-19 Test Centre Extended to May 4th

Walk-in Covid testing, available at Ballymullen Barracks in Tralee from 9.30am to midday and 2pm to 5pm over the coming days and from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, is being extended until Tuesday May 4th and will be reviewed again at that point. The testing is available to anyone aged 16 and over who does… Read more…

The Story Of Castleisland Races Revival – The Kerryman 1960

The Story Of Castleisland Races Revival – The Kerryman 1960

The revived Castleisland Races on Wednesday triumphed over weather conditions that were, to say the least, discouraging. But the energetic members of the new committee resolutely refused to be discouraged, in spite of the rain, a lack of co-operation on the part of some horse owners, and the almost liquid conditions underfoot. By: Patrick W.… Read more…

Lisa Uses Lock-down in her Beloved Kingdom to Pen First Novel

Lisa Uses Lock-down in her Beloved Kingdom to Pen First Novel

A Kerry woman has credited the peace and tranquillity of her beloved Kingdom with helping her pen her first novel, which has just been released on Amazon. Castleisland native, Lisa Geraghty, used lock-down in Kerry in the summer of 2020 to write her debut novel, More Than A Match, which tells the story of West… Read more…

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Author Archives: admin

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Fire Dangers with Rivers and Streams at Low Ebb The land has never been so dry.  We’re barely out of April but rivers and streams are at such a low ebb, something we would only see in high summer.  The consequences of all of this, is that hills, covered in gorse and heath, are as… Read more…

Christine Carroll is the Split the Bucket May Day Thousandaire

Christine Carroll is the Split the Bucket May Day Thousandaire

Castleisland RFC would like to sincerely thank everyone for the fantastic response to this week’s Split  the Bucket draw.  The winner of the draw, held at Diarmuid’s Butchers on Saturday, May 1st was Christine Carroll. Christine was the lucky winner of €1,000 making her the latest thousandaire thanks to the Split the Bucket draw. The… Read more…

St. Patrick’s Transition Year Students – Goalmine Enterprise Finalists

St. Patrick’s Transition Year Students – Goalmine Enterprise Finalists

Goalmine Enterprise was a two-day event delivered remotely by the Enterprise Department of Munster Technological University Tralee to participating secondary schools across the Kerry region. Each team was required to create a product, service or solution to a problem presented to them. This initiative blends areas of learning in business, enterprise, technology and design. “St.Patrick’s… Read more…

Cruinniú na nÓg – Ireland’s Day of Creativity Returns on June 12th

Cruinniú na nÓg – Ireland’s Day of Creativity Returns on June 12th

Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s day of creativity for children and young people, returns on June 12th and Kerry County Council’s arts office is in the final stages of planning and co-ordinating this year’s exciting programme. Like last year, in light of current restrictions, all events will take place online – with over twenty projects programmed… Read more…

Scartaglin GAA Club Lotto Jackpot of €12,000 for Tommorrow’s Draw

Scartaglin GAA Club Lotto Jackpot of €12,000 for Tommorrow’s Draw

Wouldn’t it be nice to be heading off into an opened up summer with a prize-fund of €12,000 in your fist. Scartaglen GAA Club is holding its Lotto draw this Sunday May, 2nd and the jackpot is the aforementioned figure of €12,000. Tickets can be bought at Daly’s Shop in Scartaglen, Jackie Reidy’s in Castleisland,… Read more…

Sing it Canon: Canon MacEwan ‘Queen of the May’ – an Anthem of Hope and Joy

Sing it Canon: Canon MacEwan ‘Queen of the May’ – an Anthem of Hope and Joy

The late Gay Byrne always left it to Canon Sydney MacEwan to lift the spirits of the nation on May Day when he played his ‘Queen of the May’ religiously on that day. Canon MacEwan (1908 – 1991) was born in Glasgow and he also died there. The song he made famous is believed to… Read more…

Daly Looks Forward to Progress of Sinn Féin Residential Tenancies Bill

Daly Looks Forward to Progress of Sinn Féin Residential Tenancies Bill

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry looks forward to progressing the Residential Tenancies, Student Rents and Other Protections, Bill in Dáil Éireann. “Sinn Féin’s Student Rent bill looks set to pass as the Minister for Housing has indicated that government will not oppose it. “This is a huge win for the Union of Students… Read more…

Walk-in Testing at the Tralee Covid-19 Test Centre Extended to May 4th

Walk-in Testing at the Tralee Covid-19 Test Centre Extended to May 4th

Walk-in Covid testing, available at Ballymullen Barracks in Tralee from 9.30am to midday and 2pm to 5pm over the coming days and from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, is being extended until Tuesday May 4th and will be reviewed again at that point. The testing is available to anyone aged 16 and over who does… Read more…

The Story Of Castleisland Races Revival – The Kerryman 1960

The Story Of Castleisland Races Revival – The Kerryman 1960

The revived Castleisland Races on Wednesday triumphed over weather conditions that were, to say the least, discouraging. But the energetic members of the new committee resolutely refused to be discouraged, in spite of the rain, a lack of co-operation on the part of some horse owners, and the almost liquid conditions underfoot. By: Patrick W.… Read more…

Lisa Uses Lock-down in her Beloved Kingdom to Pen First Novel

Lisa Uses Lock-down in her Beloved Kingdom to Pen First Novel

A Kerry woman has credited the peace and tranquillity of her beloved Kingdom with helping her pen her first novel, which has just been released on Amazon. Castleisland native, Lisa Geraghty, used lock-down in Kerry in the summer of 2020 to write her debut novel, More Than A Match, which tells the story of West… Read more…

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