Category Archives: Ballymacelligott

Ballyhar Winner of An Ríocht Athletic Club Draw Nets €610

Ballyhar Winner of An Ríocht Athletic Club Draw Nets €610

An Ríocht Athletic Club’s 50/50 fundraising draw took place at the pavilion on Friday. Last week’s winner Mary Barrett from Killarney Road was present to collect her cheque for €712. Mary drew this week’s winning ticket for €610 and the winner was, Mike Allen from Ballyhar. This week’s draw will take place in Browne’s Bar… Read more…

Community Rallies in ‘Push for Paul’ Fundraiser

Community Rallies in ‘Push for Paul’ Fundraiser

A week-long 350-kilometre multi-region wheelchair push in support of a Wexford man who was diagnosed with a life-altering disease in October 2019, is aiming to raise €100,000. Paul Murphy, from outside Killarney, is living with Mitochondrial Myopathy (MM) a condition similar to Motor Neurone Disease. The devastating diagnosis has left Paul wheelchair-bound, while also impairing… Read more…

Cordal Community Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

Cordal Community Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

Cordal Community Resource Centre Cards Results The following are the results from the card game at Cordal Community Resource Centre on Wednesday night. First: Mike and Denis Geaney. Second. Kathleen and Tommy O Connor, Mairead Nolan and Theresa Lenihan. Ladies: Norrie O’Connor and Dolly McAuliffe. Gents: Mick Leahy and Patrick O’Donoghue. Mixed: Martina O’Donoghue and… Read more…

The Late Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Vincent Murphy’s Sports Shop, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Unexpectedly on April 17th 2024. Predeceased by his mother Mary and his brother Fergal. Sadly missed by his loving and heartbroken wife Joan, his dearly loved father Vincent, brother Rory, brothers-in-law Peadar and… Read more…

The Late Derry Sheehan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Dripsey, Co. Cork

The Late Derry Sheehan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Dripsey, Co. Cork

The death has occurred of Derry Sheehan, 4 Cloghers Lodge, Tralee, Co. Kerry and formerly of Castleisland and Dripsey, Co. Cork. Peacefully on April 17th 2024 at University Hospital Kerry in the presence of his family. Sadly missed by his loving family: Ian, Rory and Annette, daughters-in-law Louise and Monique, his grandson Hunter, sisters Sheila… Read more…

Overpowering Feeling of Loss and Sadness at Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy’s Sudden Passing

Overpowering Feeling of Loss and Sadness at Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy’s Sudden Passing

The sudden and unexpected passing of one of the Castleisland’s most loved characters, Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy is the talk of the town today.  Yet, there is a complete loss of words to adequately describe that flattening feeling, isolation and dark, deep sadness which accompanied the weight of the news early this morning. With his father… Read more…

Desmonds Ladies Thank Gaelscoil Aogáin for Partnership on Day Care Centre Visit

Desmonds Ladies Thank Gaelscoil Aogáin for Partnership on Day Care Centre Visit

Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club was selected from clubs in Kerry to take part in the LIDL promoted One Good Club programme. In turn, the Desmonds ladies partnered with Gaelscoil Aogáin recently to provide their young members and pupils, respectively, with a truly unique experience and opportunity. “We wanted our young club members to experience… Read more…

Cordal Ladies and Girls Springing into LGFA Action With Local Support

Cordal Ladies and Girls Springing into LGFA Action With Local Support

Late last year a number of parents came together in Cordal with the intention of forming a ladies club. The early days of the new year saw Cordal Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) hold its inaugural meeting with the aim of bringing ladies Gaelic football to the girls in the community. An executive of 15… Read more…

Currow’s Kate Cronin Wins €1,000 Split the Bucket Special Club Social Draw

Currow’s Kate Cronin Wins €1,000 Split the Bucket Special Club Social Draw

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner, Patrick Healy from Currow collected his €702 winnings from club president Matt Keane at the club house. Patrick was unable to attend the draw at the River Island Hotel on Saturday night. This week’s winner of the big Split the Bucket Draw prize of €1,000 was Kate… Read more…

A New Dawn: Castleisland Celebrates Posthumous Pardons for Poff and Barrett

A New Dawn: Castleisland Celebrates Posthumous Pardons for Poff and Barrett

Sylvester Poff and James Barrett were hanged in Tralee Jail on January 23rd 1883 for the murder of Thomas Browne of Dromoulton on October 3rd 1882. Both men were innocent of the crime. Today their innocence is acknowledged by the government of Ireland in the announcement of posthumous pardons for both men. Castleisland gained a… Read more…

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Category Archives: Ballymacelligott

Ballyhar Winner of An Ríocht Athletic Club Draw Nets €610

Ballyhar Winner of An Ríocht Athletic Club Draw Nets €610

An Ríocht Athletic Club’s 50/50 fundraising draw took place at the pavilion on Friday. Last week’s winner Mary Barrett from Killarney Road was present to collect her cheque for €712. Mary drew this week’s winning ticket for €610 and the winner was, Mike Allen from Ballyhar. This week’s draw will take place in Browne’s Bar… Read more…

Community Rallies in ‘Push for Paul’ Fundraiser

Community Rallies in ‘Push for Paul’ Fundraiser

A week-long 350-kilometre multi-region wheelchair push in support of a Wexford man who was diagnosed with a life-altering disease in October 2019, is aiming to raise €100,000. Paul Murphy, from outside Killarney, is living with Mitochondrial Myopathy (MM) a condition similar to Motor Neurone Disease. The devastating diagnosis has left Paul wheelchair-bound, while also impairing… Read more…

Cordal Community Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

Cordal Community Resource Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Results

Cordal Community Resource Centre Cards Results The following are the results from the card game at Cordal Community Resource Centre on Wednesday night. First: Mike and Denis Geaney. Second. Kathleen and Tommy O Connor, Mairead Nolan and Theresa Lenihan. Ladies: Norrie O’Connor and Dolly McAuliffe. Gents: Mick Leahy and Patrick O’Donoghue. Mixed: Martina O’Donoghue and… Read more…

The Late Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy, Knockananlig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Vincent Murphy’s Sports Shop, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Unexpectedly on April 17th 2024. Predeceased by his mother Mary and his brother Fergal. Sadly missed by his loving and heartbroken wife Joan, his dearly loved father Vincent, brother Rory, brothers-in-law Peadar and… Read more…

The Late Derry Sheehan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Dripsey, Co. Cork

The Late Derry Sheehan, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and Dripsey, Co. Cork

The death has occurred of Derry Sheehan, 4 Cloghers Lodge, Tralee, Co. Kerry and formerly of Castleisland and Dripsey, Co. Cork. Peacefully on April 17th 2024 at University Hospital Kerry in the presence of his family. Sadly missed by his loving family: Ian, Rory and Annette, daughters-in-law Louise and Monique, his grandson Hunter, sisters Sheila… Read more…

Overpowering Feeling of Loss and Sadness at Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy’s Sudden Passing

Overpowering Feeling of Loss and Sadness at Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy’s Sudden Passing

The sudden and unexpected passing of one of the Castleisland’s most loved characters, Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy is the talk of the town today.  Yet, there is a complete loss of words to adequately describe that flattening feeling, isolation and dark, deep sadness which accompanied the weight of the news early this morning. With his father… Read more…

Desmonds Ladies Thank Gaelscoil Aogáin for Partnership on Day Care Centre Visit

Desmonds Ladies Thank Gaelscoil Aogáin for Partnership on Day Care Centre Visit

Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club was selected from clubs in Kerry to take part in the LIDL promoted One Good Club programme. In turn, the Desmonds ladies partnered with Gaelscoil Aogáin recently to provide their young members and pupils, respectively, with a truly unique experience and opportunity. “We wanted our young club members to experience… Read more…

Cordal Ladies and Girls Springing into LGFA Action With Local Support

Cordal Ladies and Girls Springing into LGFA Action With Local Support

Late last year a number of parents came together in Cordal with the intention of forming a ladies club. The early days of the new year saw Cordal Ladies Gaelic Football Association (LGFA) hold its inaugural meeting with the aim of bringing ladies Gaelic football to the girls in the community. An executive of 15… Read more…

Currow’s Kate Cronin Wins €1,000 Split the Bucket Special Club Social Draw

Currow’s Kate Cronin Wins €1,000 Split the Bucket Special Club Social Draw

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner, Patrick Healy from Currow collected his €702 winnings from club president Matt Keane at the club house. Patrick was unable to attend the draw at the River Island Hotel on Saturday night. This week’s winner of the big Split the Bucket Draw prize of €1,000 was Kate… Read more…

A New Dawn: Castleisland Celebrates Posthumous Pardons for Poff and Barrett

A New Dawn: Castleisland Celebrates Posthumous Pardons for Poff and Barrett

Sylvester Poff and James Barrett were hanged in Tralee Jail on January 23rd 1883 for the murder of Thomas Browne of Dromoulton on October 3rd 1882. Both men were innocent of the crime. Today their innocence is acknowledged by the government of Ireland in the announcement of posthumous pardons for both men. Castleisland gained a… Read more…

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