The Late Michael ‘Mike’ Riordan, Newcastlewest and Knocknagoshel

The Late Michael ‘Mike’ Riordan, Newcastlewest and Knocknagoshel

The death has occurred of Michael ‘Mike’ Riordan, 8 Lilac Close, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick and Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. Michael ‘Mike’ Riordan, 8 Lilac Close, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick and formerly of Ahaneboy, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. Suddenly on May 5th 2021 at his residence. Sadly missed by his loving brothers Pa in Castleisland and John…

Will Our Proposed Cycle Lanes Draw €40 Parking Fines on Desmonds GAA Supporters

Will Our Proposed Cycle Lanes Draw €40 Parking Fines on Desmonds GAA Supporters

At midnight on Tuesday, November 12th 2019, new laws protecting cyclists came into effect. The new legislation, which built upon existing laws governing cyclists and cycling in Ireland, made it an offence to dangerously overtake a pedal cyclist. And it also provided for an increased fixed charge penalty of €120 and three penalty points for offenders. …

Diversions Through Town as Castleisland Bypass Closes on Monday and Tuesday

Diversions Through Town as Castleisland Bypass Closes on Monday and Tuesday

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell passed on a notice he received from Kerry County Council Senior Executive Engineer, Breda Mulryan about next week’s closure of the Castleisland Bypass over Monday and Tuesday. Ms. Mulryan, head of the roads, transport and marine department at the council, also issued the warning that the traffic diversions mean that the flow…

Danny asked Tánaiste for Explanation on Driver Test Delays

Danny asked Tánaiste for Explanation on Driver Test Delays

Deputy Danny Healy Rae raised the matter with Tánaiste Leo Varadkar of the long delays with waiting times for driver theory tests which are at a standstill along with driver tests. Deputy Healy Rae said that he wanted to draw attention to the fact that there are almost 3,000 learner drivers waiting for a driving…

Libraries Re-Opening from Monday – Castleisland on Tuesday at 10am

Libraries Re-Opening from Monday – Castleisland on Tuesday at 10am

Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald passed on the notice that, in accordance with recent Government announcements, public libraries nationally will re-open for business on Monday,  May 10th 2021. The following services will be provided: browse and borrow; book returns and photocopying. A contact and collect service may also be offered if requested. Tralee, Killarney, Dingle and Listowel…

The Late Tom ‘Tomboy’ Hickey, Nenagh and formerly of Tullig, Castleisland

The Late Tom ‘Tomboy’ Hickey, Nenagh and formerly of Tullig, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Tom ‘Tomboy’ Hickey, (86) Wellington House, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary and formerly of Tullig, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on May 6th in the loving care of the Matron and staff of Rivervale Nursing Home, Nenagh. Predeceased by his wife Mary, his parents, brothers and sisters. Always remembered and sadly missed by…

Political Retirement: Cllr. Michael Gleeson Always Played the Ball

Political Retirement: Cllr. Michael Gleeson Always Played the Ball

Michael Gleeson’s decision to retire from active politics marks a real end of an era on the local political landscape and it brings a very dynamic, effective and dignified four decades of active political representation to a close, Killarney Chamber of Tourism and Commerce has said. Paying tribute to the veteran councillor for the wonderful…

Welcome Return to Action for Currow Coiste Na nÓg

Welcome Return to Action for Currow Coiste Na nÓg

All involved with Currow Coiste Na nÓg are delighted to see their juvenile teams return to the playing fields this week. By: Con Enright Our teams will continue to train once a week on the following days: U15: Wednesday at 7pm;  U13: Friday at 6pm; U11: Monday at 6:15pm; U5,U7 and U9 on Saturday morning at…

The Late Tom Hickey – and The  Voice from the Ivy Leaf Audience

The Late Tom Hickey – and The Voice from the Ivy Leaf Audience

The death has occurred of Thomas ‘Tom’ Hickey, South Circular Road, Dublin and late of Kildare. Peacefully, in the tender care of the nurses and staff at Orwell Private Nursing Home, Rathgar, surrounded by his loving family. Sadly missed by his son Lee, brothers Kieran, Tim and John B, sisters Phyl and Anne-Marie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law,…

Kerry College to Hold Virtual Information Sessions this May 11th.

Kerry College to Hold Virtual Information Sessions this May 11th.

Kerry College will hold the first in a series of live information webinar events on Tuesday, May 11th. at 7pm. The event will feature staff, learners and graduates. Participating on the night will be teachers and current students to talk of their experiences with Kerry College and to answer any questions you may have. The…

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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

Community College Recycled Sign for Community Garden

Community College Recycled Sign for Community Garden

The sign which has been erected recently at the entrance to the Castleisland Community Garden was designed and made by five Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College under the guidance of their engineering teacher Jacinta Buckley. Ms. Buckley and the students set out to create a sign that blended with the nature of its…

Super Pink Moon will Return Next Month

Super Pink Moon will Return Next Month

A first glimpse of Monday night’s Super-Moon sent me striding for my camera and a search for a vantage point and an iconic landmark in town – all dictated by the presence and whereabouts of the Moon herself. During that evening’s Moon-rise it appeared much bigger in the sky and I didn’t realise that it…

Outdoor Dining Grants Scheme – Information Session on Thursday

Outdoor Dining Grants Scheme – Information Session on Thursday

Kerry County Council will host an online information session on the Fáilte Ireland Outdoor Dining Grants Scheme tomorrow, Thursday at 4pm. This is aimed at helping to inform operators and owners of hospitality and tourism businesses about the scheme and the grants application process, which is being administered by Kerry County Council. Register In Advance…

‘Glad to See Work Beginning on Limerick Road Resurfacing’ – Cllr. O’Connell

‘Glad to See Work Beginning on Limerick Road Resurfacing’ – Cllr. O’Connell

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell has expressed his delighted to see that work commenced last week on the resurfacing of the old Limerick Road. An allocation of €274,000 is being spent on pavement overlay on a surface which was in a desperate condition. The work is taking in the stretch from Hartnett’s Corner to the Castleisland Desmonds…

New Team Member Joins Castleisland District Heritage

New Team Member Joins Castleisland District Heritage

Castleisland District Heritage is delighted to welcome on board a new team member, Noel Nash, who will concentrate his skills on developing the graphic and social media side of the project. Noel, who hails from Brosna, has a BA in Design for Interactive Multimedia – First Class Honours and a City and Guilds in Digital…

Castleisland Co-Op Mart Goes back to Its Roots with New Appointments

Castleisland Co-Op Mart Goes back to Its Roots with New Appointments

Castleisland Co-Op Mart has gone back to its roots with the recent appointments of a new chairman and an equally new manager. The chosen chairman, Timmy Horan is son of the man who steered the original committee through its formative years at the close of the 1950s. The just appointed manager, Nelius McAuliffe has almost…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Picture Perfect With applause, I mention the new installation that graces The Square.  The image of Con Curtin and his brother Patie in full musical flight is stunning. Thanks to photographer, Paudie Kelly for the wonderful rendering and to the committee responsible for commissioning it. A Bright Light Goes Out Anyone who had the good…

New Bill is Key to Reducing Insurance Premiums – Daly

New Bill is Key to Reducing Insurance Premiums – Daly

Speaking after the moving of Teachta Pearse Doherty’s Judicial Council (Amendment) Bill 2021, Teachta Pa Daly said that he’s supporting the bill in the strongest terms. “No sooner was the ink dry on the new guidelines which reduce assessments of personal injury claims, than the insurance industry was rapidly back-pedalling. Desire for Profit “Having previously…

Split the Bucket Draw Offers a Sizzling €1,000 in May Bank Holiday Prize

Split the Bucket Draw Offers a Sizzling €1,000 in May Bank Holiday Prize

The winner of the Split the Bucket draw held in Moloney’s Cake Shop on Saturday, April 24th was John O’Connell, Cordal. John won €749.  Castleisland RFC and Split the Bucket have a sizzling hot offer by way of a thank you to all our supporters this May bank holiday weekend. Who Wants to be a…