Proper Wages for Healthcare Support Workers – Michael Healy Rae, TD

Proper Wages for Healthcare Support Workers – Michael Healy Rae, TD

Independent TD Michael Healy Rae has called on the HSE and the department of health to pay the healthcare support workers their proper wage. “It’s ridiculous to think that for the past four months these people are being fobbed off and they are being  told that the money that is rightfully owed to them will…

Minister Foley Welcomes Multi-Million Euro Investment in Kerry Health Care Services

Minister Foley Welcomes Multi-Million Euro Investment in Kerry Health Care Services

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes the announcement of almost €10 million investment of capital funding to support Kerry healthcare services. In total €9,710,000  is now being announced for Kerry Healthcare this year ensuring vital enhancements and upgrades are provided across the county. Included in the funding is almost €5 million for…

Social Media Companies Must Face Down Abuse on Businesses – Daly

Social Media Companies Must Face Down Abuse on Businesses – Daly

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has spoken about his concern over abuse of Kerry businesses on social media. Teachta Daly said that he is disappointed but not surprised to see the abuse of pubs, restaurants and other hospitality businesses through their social media outlets. “Comments and messages are one thing, and some of…

Men of the Road, Heavy Over-Coats and The Homes of Donegal

Men of the Road, Heavy Over-Coats and The Homes of Donegal

I heard a song on Lyric FM this morning which was a soundtrack to a period of my life that was coloured by a collection of ‘men of the road’ who rambled in to our house in Knocknagore, Tralee Road, Castleisland.  They just seemed to land on in an instinctive kind of way – in…

The Late Margaret O’Sullivan, Oakpark and Kevin Barry’s Villas, Tralee and New York, USA.

The Late Margaret O’Sullivan, Oakpark and Kevin Barry’s Villas, Tralee and New York, USA.

The death has occurred of Margaret O’Sullivan, née Courtney of Ardara, Oakpark, Tralee and formerly of Kevin Barry’s Villas, Tralee and New York, USA. Beloved wife of John and adored mother of John, Michael, Denise and Noreen. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken family – her husband, sons, daughters, grandchildren Shane, Sophie, Kyle, Joshua, Dáithí and…

Follow Paris and Management Team at the U-18 European Challenge

Follow Paris and Management Team at the U-18 European Challenge

With the country getting its fill of all kinds of sporting activity from Tokyo these days and a trickle of medals coming Ireland’s way, let’s not forget that a Castleisland sportswoman is representing her country in the Czech Republic these days. Paris McCarthy has represented her country in many of Europe’s major basketball arenas over…

Walk-in Vaccinations for 18s and Over Available in Kerry on Saturday and Tuesday

Walk-in Vaccinations for 18s and Over Available in Kerry on Saturday and Tuesday

The vaccination centres in Kerry in Kerry Sports Academy, Tralee and Killarney Sports & Leisure Centre have planned a  ‘walk-in’ first-dose Covid-19 vaccinations for anyone aged 18 and over.   Anyone in that age category who has not already received a vaccine can attend at Killarney Sports & Leisure centre on Saturday, 31st July or Kerry…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel Lotto Jackpot Worth €11,000   Next month’s Knocknagoshel GAA Club Lotto jackpot will be worth €11,000 and the draw will be held on August 7th.   Play online using Clubforce or from our lotto boxes in shops throughout the locality. Thanks for the continued support.   Club Results Senior County League Division 4B: Knocknagoshel: 1-15 –…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Lights, Camera, Barking Hollywood arrived in Brosna last week with the filming of Joyride taking place in the Village.  The Oscar winner, Olivia Colman, was one of the stars of the show and in between filming she mingled with some of the local extras and observers.  One individual in particular caught her eye. The fabulous Honey,…

The Late Eileen Reidy, nee Geaney, Meenleitrim, Knocknagoshel and Kilmurry Cross, Cordal

The Late Eileen Reidy, nee Geaney, Meenleitrim, Knocknagoshel and Kilmurry Cross, Cordal

The death has occurred of Eileen Reidy, nee Geaney, Meenleitrim, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Kilmurry Cross, Cordal, Castleisland. Peacefully, at her residence on July 25th 2021 in the presence and care of her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Johnny and sister of the late Maureen. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by…

After All That – Warnings of Thundery Downpours and Spot Flooding

After All That – Warnings of Thundery Downpours and Spot Flooding

What a difference a day makes. As today brings us a reminder of where we are and of how hard it was to imagine today yesterday, Met Éireann has posted warnings of local and spot flooding.  Whatever about the change in temperatures and the disappearance of the sun, these conditions can present grave dangers for…

€1,000 Split the Bucket Jackpot for This Weekend’s Draw at Kearney’s

€1,000 Split the Bucket Jackpot for This Weekend’s Draw at Kearney’s

This week’s winner of the Castleisland Rugby Club Split the Bucket draw held at Pat Scannell’s Barbers in the Island Centre was Gerrard Reidy, Cordal. Gerrard won €831. The next draw will be held at Kearney’s Bar on Saturday, July 31st at 9pm.  The draw at Kearney’s on Saturday night will be one of the…

Parish Cemetery Masses in Churches in Castleisland, Cordal and Scartaglen

Parish Cemetery Masses in Churches in Castleisland, Cordal and Scartaglen

Graveyard Masses 2021 will be celebrated in the churches in Castleisland, Cordal, and Scartaglen over the coming weeks for loved ones buried in the parish cemeteries on the following dates and times: This Wednesday evening, July 28th at 7.30pm there will be Mass in the Church of Saints Stephen and John for graveyards in Castleisland:…

Vintage Footage of 1964 Castleisland Turkey Market from RTÉ

Vintage Footage of 1964 Castleisland Turkey Market from RTÉ

The power of the RTÉ film archive surfaces from time to time with flashes of pure magic from its roving camera crews and reporters. There is nothing more powerful than discovering a piece of old film footage from your own place and one with so many faces clearly if fleetingly featured. This piece of film…

€30m Fund for Tourism Industry Operators Welcomed by Minister Foley

€30m Fund for Tourism Industry Operators Welcomed by Minister Foley

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes a €30 million fund designed to support visitor attractions, activity operators and tourism accommodation providers during off peak seasons. The funding will be provided under the Tourism Business Continuity Scheme and the supports will be broken down into two phases of funding. Eligible Visitor Attractions The…

Cathaoirleach Moloney Urges Kerry People to Support County’s Olympians

Cathaoirleach Moloney Urges Kerry People to Support County’s Olympians

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council is asking everyone in the county to show their support for the three Kerry athletes who will participate in the Olympic Games which got underway in Japan at noon – our time.  Cllr Jimmy Moloney has extended best wishes to Killorglin rowers Monika Dukarska and Aileen Crowley as well…

The Late Brian O’Mahony, London and Bullockfield, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Brian O’Mahony, London and Bullockfield, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Brian O’Mahony, London, England and formerly of Bullockfield, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, in London, on June 28th 2021. Beloved son of the late Ned and Elsie and brother of the late Mike. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his sister Kay Myers and brothers: Edward, Martin, Ray, Simon, Charlie and…

Daly Questions Eligibility Criteria for Revised Ex Gratia Scheme for Schools Victims

Daly Questions Eligibility Criteria for Revised Ex Gratia Scheme for Schools Victims

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has questioned the rationale for the eligibility criteria for the Revised Ex Gratia Scheme announced by Minister Norma Foley to compensate victims of sex abuse and assault at day schools.  “I can’t understand why this scheme is being unnecessarily restrictive,” said Teachta Daly. “It has already taken far…

Bus Éireann School Transport Payments Deadline on July 30th

Bus Éireann School Transport Payments Deadline on July 30th

Bus Éireann has asked Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald to advise his constituents, who have applied for Primary and/or Post Primary School Transport, that the closing date for payments is Friday, July 30th 2021. The following letter from company representative, Miriam Flynn sets out to provide reminders on the payments issue among many others as it prepares…

Castleisland’s Island Point Included in Kerry Digital Hub Grant Scheme

Castleisland’s Island Point Included in Kerry Digital Hub Grant Scheme

Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley welcomes funding of €746,091 to be invested in 12 Kerry Digital Hubs under the Connected Hubs Scheme. The 12 hubs included in the scheme are based in: Killorglin, Tralee, Sneem, Killarney, Dingle, Kenmare, Cahersiveen and Castleisland. Island Point Included Included is Island Point on Tralee Road, Castleisland…

Girl Power and Good News Radiating from Brosna

Girl Power and Good News Radiating from Brosna

There have been so many good news stories around our wonderful new U-12 ladies team.  Firstly, a kind female sponsor as come forward to purchase their new jerseys. All to be revealed along with the new jerseys shortly. On top of all of this, another female power house, Mary Ann Downes, has organised a golf classic…

Paris on Irish U-18 Women’s Basketball Team for European Championships

Paris on Irish U-18 Women’s Basketball Team for European Championships

Paris McCarthy has represented her country in many of Europe’s major basketball arenas over the past few years and will do so again next week. She is the only Kerry player on the Irish squad heading to the FIBA European Challenge U-18 women’s A tournament which is due to start on July 27th. The tournament…

Notices of Motion for Wednesday’s Castleisland/Corca Dhuibhne MD Meeting

Notices of Motion for Wednesday’s Castleisland/Corca Dhuibhne MD Meeting

This week’s meeting of the members of the Municipal District of Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne will take place via MS Teams tomorrow, Wednesday, July 21st at 10.45am to consider the under mentioned items. Notices of Motion for Castleisland & Corca Dhuibhne Md July 21st, 2021 Cllr. Jackie Healy-Rae: Following the construction of the new school in…

Free Webinar for Professionals Supporting Children Impacted by Cancer

Free Webinar for Professionals Supporting Children Impacted by Cancer

Cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry, will facilitate a free webinar on Friday, July 30th for professionals supporting children impacted by cancer. The webinar will be hosted by renowned child and adolescent psychotherapist, Edel Lawlor, of Expressive Play. It aims to offer support, advice and guidance to professionals who wish to learn more about supporting…

The Late Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Keane, nee Fitzgerald, Castleisland and London

The Late Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Keane, nee Fitzgerald, Castleisland and London

The death has occurred of Bernadette ‘Bernie’ Keane, nee Fitzgerald,  Cragg West, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of London, U.K. Peacefully, on July 16th 2021, surrounded by her loving family, in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her husband Mossie, her family Teresa,…

Public Invited to Subscribe to Free Council Alerts Service

Public Invited to Subscribe to Free Council Alerts Service

Kerry County Council is inviting members of the public to sign up for a free alerts service which enables subscribers to receive important messages, updates and alerts from the local authority. The council has partnered with the MapAlerter.ie service to provide targeted messages to citizens which can be received by text message or email and…

Split the Bucket Draw Strikes Twice for Lucky Martina

Split the Bucket Draw Strikes Twice for Lucky Martina

Martina McCarthy, Castleisland was the winner of the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw held at Hughes’ Bar, Cordal on Saturday. Martina already won the draw last August and she won €960 on this occasion. The next draw will be held at Pat Scannel’s Barbers in the Island Centre on Saturday 24th at 4.30pm. AGM…

Enjoy the Sun But Heed Advice from the HSE and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare

Enjoy the Sun But Heed Advice from the HSE and Cork Kerry Community Healthcare

My grandfather was an avid reader and, on fine days, he loved to move his armchair outdoors and read away.  But, on days like that, he always wore his hat, his shirt sleeves were rolled down to his wrists and he placed his armchair under the shade of a tree and moved it to stay…