Category Archives: Currow

Do You Know the Young Man in the Early 1980s Castleisland Street Photograph ?

Do You Know the Young Man in the Early 1980s Castleisland Street Photograph ?

The attached photograph of the Main Street, Castleisland shops of O’Herlihy’s and Prendiville’s was sent to me on request by Timothy Murphy with an explanation of how the image came to be taken. I had a discussion about the photograph with Tomo Burke and the sisters, Eilish Conway and Anne Foran recently as it now… Read more…

Castleisland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Plans Hatching Nicely

Castleisland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Plans Hatching Nicely

After a prolonged period of announcements, unforeseen circumstances, bumps on the road, cancellations, postponements, protests and downright despair at times, we are at the dawn of a most welcome new era. It’s an era with its own set of unknowns but it’s an era in which responsibility for the welfare of one’s health is in… Read more…

Seán Keane’s Return Takes in Two Concert Date at Ó Riada’s in Ballymac

Seán Keane’s Return Takes in Two Concert Date at Ó Riada’s in Ballymac

For the second time in under six months, Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott is about to prepare its stage space for Seán Keane and his band. It was involved in the very same preparations for the very same performers for a two night stint there last mid October but Covid restrictions intervened. The… Read more…

Castleisland and Killorglin Golfers ‘Mixing Well’ Since Amalgamation

Castleisland and Killorglin Golfers ‘Mixing Well’ Since Amalgamation

This time two years ago members of Castleisland and Killorglin golf clubs were staring at the writing on their walls and were rivers apart. In the heel of the hunt the writing was larger and more ominous for the Castleisland club and it slid into oblivion just before Covid 19 raised its head. The Killorglin… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Do The Right Thing Our cemeteries are places of repose.  Quiet corners of our parish where our loved ones are laid to rest.  It’s heartening how well cared for the graves are. It’s especially touching to see the unique displays of flowers, plants are memorabilia.  There’s only one area of discord and it’s in the corners… Read more…

Man Apologetic and Embarrassed After By-Pass Rubbish Accident

Man Apologetic and Embarrassed After By-Pass Rubbish Accident

I was contacted by the person responsible for the rubbish found on the Castleisland By-pass after the article appeared here on Monday. The man was on his way to Higgins’ waste disposal facility in Tralee to recycle and dispose of his cargo with an uncovered trailer. A cardboard box and a bag of household rubbish… Read more…

Maskey Review Into Care at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Maskey Review Into Care at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The HSE has published the Maskey Review into the care received by children and young people at South Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health services between July 2016 and April 2021. The report was commissioned by Castleisland native, Michael Fitzgerald, Chief Officer of Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, which has responsibility for HSE mental health services… Read more…

Team Garvey’s Take on  DCU in Castleisland on Saturday Evening at 6:15pm

Team Garvey’s Take on DCU in Castleisland on Saturday Evening at 6:15pm

Team Garvey’s / St. Mary’s will play DCU in Castleisland Community Centre on this Saturday evening, January 29th with the tip-off at 6.15pm. Team and management would appreciate local and vocal support as they’ve had some outstanding and agonisingly close games against top-class opposition without much luck on the score-board in recent weeks.  For example:… Read more…

The Late Paul Reece, Cahereen Heights, Castleisland and Birmingham, England

The Late Paul Reece, Cahereen Heights, Castleisland and Birmingham, England

The death has occurred of Paul Anthony Reece, 36 The Avenue, Cahereen Heights, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Sheila Prendiville’s Bar and Grocery, 22 Main Street, Castleisland and Birmingham, England. Unexpectedly on January 24th 2022 at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by his loving sisters, Jane in Cahereen’s Heights Castleisland and Carmel in the… Read more…

Mental Health and Well-being Support Booklet Planned by S.C.C.

Mental Health and Well-being Support Booklet Planned by S.C.C.

The Show Castleisland Cares local community group is compiling a booklet of mental health and well-being support available in the local community. This will include sports, recreation and holistic therapies and inclusion in the booklet is free of charge if your service falls into the category above. If you wish to have your business /… Read more…

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Category Archives: Currow

Do You Know the Young Man in the Early 1980s Castleisland Street Photograph ?

Do You Know the Young Man in the Early 1980s Castleisland Street Photograph ?

The attached photograph of the Main Street, Castleisland shops of O’Herlihy’s and Prendiville’s was sent to me on request by Timothy Murphy with an explanation of how the image came to be taken. I had a discussion about the photograph with Tomo Burke and the sisters, Eilish Conway and Anne Foran recently as it now… Read more…

Castleisland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Plans Hatching Nicely

Castleisland’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Plans Hatching Nicely

After a prolonged period of announcements, unforeseen circumstances, bumps on the road, cancellations, postponements, protests and downright despair at times, we are at the dawn of a most welcome new era. It’s an era with its own set of unknowns but it’s an era in which responsibility for the welfare of one’s health is in… Read more…

Seán Keane’s Return Takes in Two Concert Date at Ó Riada’s in Ballymac

Seán Keane’s Return Takes in Two Concert Date at Ó Riada’s in Ballymac

For the second time in under six months, Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant in Ballymacelligott is about to prepare its stage space for Seán Keane and his band. It was involved in the very same preparations for the very same performers for a two night stint there last mid October but Covid restrictions intervened. The… Read more…

Castleisland and Killorglin Golfers ‘Mixing Well’ Since Amalgamation

Castleisland and Killorglin Golfers ‘Mixing Well’ Since Amalgamation

This time two years ago members of Castleisland and Killorglin golf clubs were staring at the writing on their walls and were rivers apart. In the heel of the hunt the writing was larger and more ominous for the Castleisland club and it slid into oblivion just before Covid 19 raised its head. The Killorglin… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Do The Right Thing Our cemeteries are places of repose.  Quiet corners of our parish where our loved ones are laid to rest.  It’s heartening how well cared for the graves are. It’s especially touching to see the unique displays of flowers, plants are memorabilia.  There’s only one area of discord and it’s in the corners… Read more…

Man Apologetic and Embarrassed After By-Pass Rubbish Accident

Man Apologetic and Embarrassed After By-Pass Rubbish Accident

I was contacted by the person responsible for the rubbish found on the Castleisland By-pass after the article appeared here on Monday. The man was on his way to Higgins’ waste disposal facility in Tralee to recycle and dispose of his cargo with an uncovered trailer. A cardboard box and a bag of household rubbish… Read more…

Maskey Review Into Care at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

Maskey Review Into Care at Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services

The HSE has published the Maskey Review into the care received by children and young people at South Kerry Child and Adolescent Mental Health services between July 2016 and April 2021. The report was commissioned by Castleisland native, Michael Fitzgerald, Chief Officer of Cork Kerry Community Healthcare, which has responsibility for HSE mental health services… Read more…

Team Garvey’s Take on  DCU in Castleisland on Saturday Evening at 6:15pm

Team Garvey’s Take on DCU in Castleisland on Saturday Evening at 6:15pm

Team Garvey’s / St. Mary’s will play DCU in Castleisland Community Centre on this Saturday evening, January 29th with the tip-off at 6.15pm. Team and management would appreciate local and vocal support as they’ve had some outstanding and agonisingly close games against top-class opposition without much luck on the score-board in recent weeks.  For example:… Read more…

The Late Paul Reece, Cahereen Heights, Castleisland and Birmingham, England

The Late Paul Reece, Cahereen Heights, Castleisland and Birmingham, England

The death has occurred of Paul Anthony Reece, 36 The Avenue, Cahereen Heights, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Sheila Prendiville’s Bar and Grocery, 22 Main Street, Castleisland and Birmingham, England. Unexpectedly on January 24th 2022 at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by his loving sisters, Jane in Cahereen’s Heights Castleisland and Carmel in the… Read more…

Mental Health and Well-being Support Booklet Planned by S.C.C.

Mental Health and Well-being Support Booklet Planned by S.C.C.

The Show Castleisland Cares local community group is compiling a booklet of mental health and well-being support available in the local community. This will include sports, recreation and holistic therapies and inclusion in the booklet is free of charge if your service falls into the category above. If you wish to have your business /… Read more…

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