The Late Frank ‘Francie’ Kenny, Cahernard, Killarney Road, Castleisland

The Late Frank ‘Francie’ Kenny, Cahernard, Killarney Road, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Frank ‘Francie’ Kenny, ex Kerry Group, Cahernard, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Counguilla, Scartaglen. Unexpectedly at home, on December 2nd 2022. Sadly missed by his loving wife Kate, his adored family: Ted, Maureen and Margo, son-in-law Tim Healy, his cherished two grandchildren Adam and David, brothers Ted,…

John O’Looney 1939 – 2022 Featured on TG4 Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Documentary

John O’Looney 1939 – 2022 Featured on TG4 Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy Documentary

A new TG4 traditional music series brings together the very best in entertainment and traditional music from Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy in July 2022. In a promotional piece for their programme the station issued a brief, stall setting statement on its aims. “As a festival, Scoil Samhraidh Willie Clancy showcases every single aspect of the…

Cordal Community Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Winners

Cordal Community Centre and River Island Hotel Cards Winners

The following are the results of the card game at Cordal Community Centre on Wednesday night last. 1st. Paul and Joe Geaney. 2nd. Moss Horan and Connie Keane. Ladies Norrie O’Connor and Dolly McAulliffe. Gents. Jerry O’Donoghue and Tom Brennan. Mixed. Mary O’Sullivan and Joe O’ Connor. Spots. Patrick O’Donoghue and Mike Leahy, Maria O’Connor…

Edel’s Family and Friends Getting Behind her Fight for Recovery

Edel’s Family and Friends Getting Behind her Fight for Recovery

Edel O’Sullivan is a mother, a fiancée, a daughter, a sister, a teacher and a friend who grew up on Valentia Island, Co. Kerry in Ireland but now resides in London with her partner Shane and their daughter Saoirse. She’s passionate about Gaelic football, playing with Valentia and Southern Gaels in her youth and in…

Fear a Tógadh le Gaeilge agus Gearmáinis ​    

Fear a Tógadh le Gaeilge agus Gearmáinis ​    

Bhí oíche ar leith ag an ngrúpa ‘Cúpla Focal agus Cupan Tae’ agus iad ag a teacht le chéile seachtainiúil nuair a thug Proinnsias Ó hUrmoltaigh ó Dhún Laoighre cur síos ar a shaol agus é ag fás aníos agus Gaeilge agus Gearmáinis ag a theaghlach i nDún Laoghaire. Éireannach ab ea a athair ó Chorcaigh…

Castleisland’s Oh Folk! Gig Returns with George Murphy and The Rising Sons

Castleisland’s Oh Folk! Gig Returns with George Murphy and The Rising Sons

Phelim Drew’s visit to Castleisland and his sold out gig in Browne’s back bar here on October 8th was a huge success and a tonic for people longing for a return of the ‘night out’ experience. It was a lovely mixture of songs and stories and brilliant musicianship from Phelim and his stage partner and guitarist, Colin…

The Late Ann Broderick, nee O’Connor, Castleview Drive, Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Ann Broderick, nee O’Connor, Castleview Drive, Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Ann Broderick, nee O’Connor, Castleview Drive, Tralee Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on November 30th 2022 in the presence of her loving family at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by her husband Patrick, her son Shane and her sister Mamie O’Sullivan, Camp, Castleisland. Sadly missed by her loving son Padraig, daughter…

Supportive and Welcoming Colours Day at Presentation Castleisland

Supportive and Welcoming Colours Day at Presentation Castleisland

Following on from the success of last year’s LGBT+ awareness day in the school, Presentation Castleisland held a colourful and uplifting stand up awareness day recently for the LGBT+ community. Stand Up Awareness Week is a national event that ran from the 14th to the 18th of November. While highlighting the week in the school,…

Bankers’ Bonuses and Pay – A Kick in the Teeth for Struggling Households – Pa Daly TD

Bankers’ Bonuses and Pay – A Kick in the Teeth for Struggling Households – Pa Daly TD

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has urged local, government TDs to confirm if they support the Fine Gael Minister for Finance’s plans to lift pay restrictions on senior bankers. Teachta Daly said that as households continue to struggle with the cost of living, reports that the Fine Gael Minister for Finance plans to…

Family Centre Talk for Parents of Teens Presenting with Anxiety

Family Centre Talk for Parents of Teens Presenting with Anxiety

On Tuesday December 6th, Castleisland Family Resource Centre will run the fourth in a series of talks for parents of children presenting with anxiety.   The talk, which runs from 7pm to 8pm, is for parents of children attending from first to third year in post primary school. The talk will be delivered by play…

The Late Joseph ‘Joe’ Martin, 35 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Joseph ‘Joe’ Martin, 35 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Joseph ‘Joe’ Martin. 35 St. Stephen’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and ex Divanes Volkswagon Garage Castleisland. Peacefully on November 28th, 2022, in the presence of his loving family in the wonderful care of the staff at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by his parents Tommy and Josie and his brother Jerome.…

Community College Students Tick the Boxes for Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal 

Community College Students Tick the Boxes for Team Hope Shoe Box Appeal 

The Christmas season begins in Castleisland Community College with the Team Hope Christmas Shoe Box Appeal each year. The Shoe Box Appeal celebrates the spirit of Christmas with the students donating shoe boxes to children in need. “It’s a reminder to all of us to help those less fortunate as the children who receive these…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

History in The Hall The launch of the much anticipated The Brosna Land Struggle (1876-1916) is taking place in the Hall on December 3rd at 8pm. Resident historian and raconteur, Tom Roche, will be there to introduce his latest publication. It’s a golden opportunity to get a signed copy of what promises to be a fascinating account…

Esther Collects Second Split Cheque as Jack Draws his Granny’s Ticket at Tom’s

Esther Collects Second Split Cheque as Jack Draws his Granny’s Ticket at Tom’s

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket second-time winner Ester Murphy, Tullig collected her cheque for €970 from club committee member, Kevin Lenihan at the draw at Tom McCarthy’s Central Bar on Saturday night. Barman Jack Curran picked out this week’s winner and it turned out to be his own grandmother, Mary McCarthy for a €950 win. The club sends…

The Late Willie Leahy, Tralee Road, Killarney and Brosna, Co. Kerry

The Late Willie Leahy, Tralee Road, Killarney and Brosna, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Willie Leahy, Avondale House, Tralee Road, Killarney, Co. Kerry and formerly of Carrigeen, Brosna, Co. Kerry. Former employee of ESB power station Tarbert, who died suddenly on November 25th 2022. Dearly missed by his wife Anne, nee O Meara. Beloved father of Nicola, Noel, Caroline and Kevin. Son-in-law Séan and…

The Late Lynda O’Connor, nee Roche, Monalee, Monavalley, Tralee and formerly of Currow Village

The Late Lynda O’Connor, nee Roche, Monalee, Monavalley, Tralee and formerly of Currow Village

The death has occurred of Lynda O’Connor, nee Roche, Monalee, Monavalley, Tralee, Co. Kerry and formerly of Currow Village, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on November 26th 2022, in the presence of her loving family, after a long illness bravely borne with great courage and dignity, in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at…

The Late Mai Keane, nee Cronin, Carrigcannon, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co. Kerry

The Late Mai Keane, nee Cronin, Carrigcannon, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Mai Keane, nee Cronin, Carrigcannon, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on November, 25th 2022, in the presence of her loving family, in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by her loving husband Sean, her family: Ann, Marie, Tim, Tricia, Kieran, Mark and…

Results of Cordal Community Centre Cards and a Reminder of Sunday Night at the River Island

Results of Cordal Community Centre Cards and a Reminder of Sunday Night at the River Island

The following are the results of the card game at Cordal Community Centre on Wednesday night last.   First: Annie O’Connor and Danny O’Loughin. Second: Mike O’Connell and Tommy O’Connor, Dan Buckley and Sean Walsh. Ladies: Dolly McAuliffe and Norrie O’Connor. Gents: Richie Walsh and John O’Connell. Mixed:  Mary and Joe O’Connor. Spots:  Paul and…

Presentation Castleisland Open Day of Virtual and In-Person Events

Presentation Castleisland Open Day of Virtual and In-Person Events

Presentation’s annual open day took place recently with the now usual mixture of virtual and in-person events. “Current students including our newest, the first years, were enthusiastic to showcase what we do at Presentation Castleisland.” said Principal Pierce Dargan. A wide range of subjects and initiatives were showcased on the day by both staff and…

The Late Philip ‘Phil’ O’Sullivan, Wicklow Town and formerly of Scartaglen, Co. Kerry

The Late Philip ‘Phil’ O’Sullivan, Wicklow Town and formerly of Scartaglen, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Philip ‘Phil’ O’Sullivan, St. Patrick’s Road, Wicklow Town and formerly of Mullin, Cordal, Scartaglen, Co. Kerry. Philip died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family after a short illness. Predeceased by his father Philip and mother Hannah and brother Ned. Phil will be sadly missed by Peggy and his…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Wearing Two Hats and Loving It I get to wear two hats. Notes writer and Brosna GAA PRO. They aren’t mutually exclusive roles. In fact, both hats shelter neatly under the happy umbrella of proud Brosna citizen. Never more so, did I relish my roles as I watched two significant games unfold this past weekend. It’s…

The Late Joan Brosnan, nee O’Connell, Boula and formerly of Ahaneboy, Knocknagoshel.

The Late Joan Brosnan, nee O’Connell, Boula and formerly of Ahaneboy, Knocknagoshel.

The death has occurred of Joan Brosnan, nee O’Connell, Boula, Knocknagoshel and formerly of Ahaneboy, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, surrounded by her loving family in the wonderful care of Aperee, Tralee. Beloved wife of the late Dan ‘Jer Dan’ and loving mother of Jer, Larry, Julia, Con, Kathleen, Mary, Dan, Jack, Joanie, Den, Tadhg, Liz,…

Oíche Trom – Oíche Éadrom – 1980 Sliabh Luachra Visit to RTÉ Vividly Recalled

Oíche Trom – Oíche Éadrom – 1980 Sliabh Luachra Visit to RTÉ Vividly Recalled

A 1980 visit to RTÉ by a delegation of musicians, set dancers and Irish language activists from the Sliabh Luachra area will be recalled in vivid detail at the Scartaglen Heritage Centre on Saturday night, December 10th. at 8pm sharp. Noreen Hartnett of Fagin’s Bar presented a copy of the 42 year old recording to…

First Conservation Works Since 1650s Begin on Castleisland Castle

First Conservation Works Since 1650s Begin on Castleisland Castle

A message from archaeologist and Castleisland Castle documentary maker, Rob McGuire expresses his delight and announces that conservation works have commenced on the ruins of the castle over the past couple of weeks. Since the abandonment of the Desmond Fitzgerald stronghold at the end of the 17th century, its physical remains have suffered greatly. Many…

The Late Kathleen O’Mahony, nee Cronin, Knockrour East, Scartaglen and Direen, Killarney

The Late Kathleen O’Mahony, nee Cronin, Knockrour East, Scartaglen and Direen, Killarney

The death has occurred of Kathleen O’Mahony, nee Cronin, Knockrour East, Scartaglen and formerly of Direen, Killarney. Peacefully at home, on the 21st of November 2022, surrounded by her loving family. Kathleen, beloved husband of Jim and loving mother of John, Margaret and Danny. Very sadly missed and dearly remembered by her family, daughter-in-law Sheila,…

Kerry Public Reminded to Be Winter Ready

Kerry Public Reminded to Be Winter Ready

Statutory and public bodies in Kerry are urging members of the public to be prepared for the winter months and to be ‘Winter Ready.’ The HSE, Kerry County Council and An Garda Síochána are encouraging households to make preparations for adverse weather and to ensure that neighbours reach out to older or vulnerable households at…

The Late Mary Anne McCarthy, nee Cremins, UK and Formerly of Tulligabeen, Castleisland

The Late Mary Anne McCarthy, nee Cremins, UK and Formerly of Tulligabeen, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Mary Anne McCarthy, nee Cremins, England and formerly of Tulligabeen, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on November 4th 2022, after a short illness. Predeceased by her parents Danny and Kitty Cremins. Sadly missed by her loving husband John, her daughter Martina, son James, son-in-law Omar, daughter-in-law Heba, her adored seven grandchildren,…

Derry Collects his €1001 as Split the Bucket Draw’s Luckiest Family Strikes Again

Derry Collects his €1001 as Split the Bucket Draw’s Luckiest Family Strikes Again

Last week’s big Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner Derry Curtin collected  his €1,001 prize winnings  from club coach Billy O’Sullivan at The Half Way Bar, Ballymacelligott. As Derry was collecting his cheque, draw host Patrick McCarthy had a hand in creating a piece of Split the Bucket history as he picked out this week’s winner, Esther Murphy,…

Garvey’s Standing With its Community as Tough Christmas Approaches

Garvey’s Standing With its Community as Tough Christmas Approaches

In Castleisland and its neighbouring villages, Garvey’s SuperValu is known as a business which has never shied away from supporting the locality. Whether it’s community based initiatives or sporting events, the company has never been behind the door in the levels of support it provides. Now, Garvey’s, which has been associated with Castleisland since the…

Christmas Floral Demonstration Returns to Aid Local Cancer Support Charity

Christmas Floral Demonstration Returns to Aid Local Cancer Support Charity

After a two-year absence due to Covid19, Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House is delighted to announce the return of a very special pre-Christmas treat on Thursday, December 15th. Award-winning floral designer, Kathleen Reidy – who had been a member of the Tralee Flower Club for over 20 years – will host a gala festive…