5K Walk in Honour of Connie Fitzgerald – ‘A Proud Currans Man’

5K Walk in Honour of Connie Fitzgerald – ‘A Proud Currans Man’

The family and friends of the late Connie Fitzgerald of Currans, who passed away after a very brief illness in January 2020, are coming together on this Sunday, May 29th in his memory.  They have organised a 5K Walk around the Currans area,  starting and finishing at the local hall followed by refreshments.  They encourage…

Call for Council to Protect Waterways from Wastewater and Sewage – Teachta Daly

Call for Council to Protect Waterways from Wastewater and Sewage – Teachta Daly

Pa Daly, Sinn Féin TD for Kerry, has called on Kerry County Council to cease its practice of discharging effluent from combined wastewater and sewage into rivers in the county.  Teachta Daly said that, last week, the Big River in Tralee was heavily discoloured.  “There were initial concerns about farm or slurry contamination, however it…

Lá Mór na Gaeilge i gCaisleán na Mainge Dé Sathairn

Lá Mór na Gaeilge i gCaisleán na Mainge Dé Sathairn

Tá lá mór na Gaeilge pleanáilte i gCaisleán na Mainge Dé Sathairn seo chugainn 28-5-2022 sa halla pobail (V93 R 273) ann, ag tosnú ar 10.30 r.n. ag dul ar aghaidgh go dtí 3.00 a chlog. Beidh léachtaí, díospoireacht, comhrá, spórt agus craic ann. An chéad léacht á thabhairt ag Pádraig Ó Súilleabháin ó Ghníomh…

The Late Noreen Keane, nee O’Sullivan, 18 St.John’s Park  and formerly of the Railway Station House, Castleisland.

The Late Noreen Keane, nee O’Sullivan, 18 St.John’s Park and formerly of the Railway Station House, Castleisland.

The death has occurred of Noreen Keane, nee O’Sullivan, 18 St.John’s Park, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of the Railway Station House, Castleisland. Peacefully, on May 23rd 2022, in the presence of her loving family, in the excellent care of the staff of Clonfert Ward and the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Beloved…

St. Patrick’s Secondary School Celebrates Cup Double and Teamwork

St. Patrick’s Secondary School Celebrates Cup Double and Teamwork

St. Patrick’s Secondary School recently attended a medal presentation lunch to celebrate and mark the success of their current U-15 footballers. After successfully winning the Munster Éamon Uí Máirtín Cup and the County Russell Cup it was time for the team to have a celebration lunch at Crag Caves. Past pupil and member of the…

A Bird Box Making Evening with the Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project

A Bird Box Making Evening with the Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project

‘A Bird Box Making Evening’ with Kerry Eco-Social Farming Project will take place on Thursday, May 26th from 7.pm to 9.30pm at Killarney Men’s Shed. “Ever wake up in the morning and listen to the bird song outside your window? Or see a little bird perched on a branch and wonder what he’s doing with…

The Late Mary Cronin, nee Fitzgerald, Knockardtry, Castleisland and formerly of Farmers Bridge

The Late Mary Cronin, nee Fitzgerald, Knockardtry, Castleisland and formerly of Farmers Bridge

The death has occurred of Mary Cronin, nee Fitzgerald, Knockardtry, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Farmers Bridge, Tralee. Peacefully at home on May 20th 2022 in the presence and care of her loving family. Beloved wife of the late John. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family: Peter, Helen, Mike, J.P.,Margaret, Mary and…

‘My Little Library Bags’ for all Children Starting School this Year

‘My Little Library Bags’ for all Children Starting School this Year

To help children to navigate starting school, your local library has put together a bag of books just for them that can be collected at any library. Castleisland librarian, Eileen Murphy sent a notice for the attention of our much younger readers about the ‘My Little Library Bag’ initiative. This is a collaboration between libraries,…

Kerry Gains Most Blue Flag Awards for its Clean Beaches

Kerry Gains Most Blue Flag Awards for its Clean Beaches

The high standard of the coastal environment in Kerry has been acknowledged with the awarding of 15 Blue Flags for the county’s beaches and coastal amenities for 2022, the highest number in the country. Kerry has retained its current 14 Blue Flags, including 12 at beaches and one each at the Portmagee Seasonal Pontoon (Operated…

Spirit Boosting Well-Bring Week at Pres Castleisland

Spirit Boosting Well-Bring Week at Pres Castleisland

All at Presentation Castleisland celebrated another of their fantastic well-being weeks recently. “The well-being weeks always spark positivity in abundance, and everyone enjoyed a week jam packed with events that boosted everyone’s spirits,” said teacher Annette Leen. “The range of activities for the week left everyone feeling refreshed and ready for the final month of…

RTÉ to Record Handed Down Archive Launch in Scart Tonight at 8pm

RTÉ to Record Handed Down Archive Launch in Scart Tonight at 8pm

There must be near a century of layers of recorded music and song from the Sliabh Luachra area in the RTÉ archives by now. Another layer will be added in Scartaglin tonight when the station’s representatives will record the unveiling of the Handed Down Sliabh Luachra Online Archive from 8pm in the local culture and…

The Late Eileen O’Flynn, nee Kenny, St. Ita’s, College Road, Castleisland and formerly of Roscommon

The Late Eileen O’Flynn, nee Kenny, St. Ita’s, College Road, Castleisland and formerly of Roscommon

The death has occurred of Eileen O’Flynn, nee Kenny, St.Ita’s, College Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Roscommon. Peacefully at home on May 17th 2022 in her 90th year, in the presence and care of her loving family. Beloved wife of the late Con. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her family: Máireád, Anne,…

The Late Mossie Long, Carrigcannon, Lyreacrompane and formerly of Knocknagoshel

The Late Mossie Long, Carrigcannon, Lyreacrompane and formerly of Knocknagoshel

The death has occurred of Mossie Long, Carrigcannon, Lyreacrompane, Listowel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Scart, Knocknagoshel. Predeceased by his brothers Jer and John Joe, Mossie will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, daughters Christina and Eileen, grandson Sean, Sean’s dad Joe, his brothers Albert and Mike, sisters Mary, Kathleen and Noreen, brothers-in-law,…

Castleisland & Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Meeting Today from 10:30am

Castleisland & Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Meeting Today from 10:30am

The next meeting of the members of the Municipal District of Castleisland/Corca Dhuibhne will be held via MS Teams today Thursday, May 19th. at 10.30am to consider the under mentioned items. Notices of Motion are as follows: Cllr. Michael O’Shea: To ask the MD Manager to investigate and report on the poor broadband coverage in…

Achievements and Praise for Sliabh Luachra Club Boxers and Coaches

Achievements and Praise for Sliabh Luachra Club Boxers and Coaches

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club (SLBC) members made names for themselves and their club recently when they fought their way through county and provincial championships and qualified to fight in the Irish finals in the National Stadium in Dublin Patrick McCarthy, (Boy 1 33kg.) won the county and Munster championships. Unfortunately Patrick was unlucky to be…

Up-cycled Fairy Trail Created by Community College Students on River Walk

Up-cycled Fairy Trail Created by Community College Students on River Walk

A beautiful feature of Castleisland is the River Maine that flows through the town. It has created a tranquil river walk and a wildlife corridor for various ecosystems and habitats. The Transition Year students of Castleisland Community College recently decided to enhance the walk in consultation with Castleisland Tidy Towns. They created a fairy trail…

Cllr. Charlie Farrelly Wins His ‘Unfair Treatment’ Case against Kerry County Council

Cllr. Charlie Farrelly Wins His ‘Unfair Treatment’ Case against Kerry County Council

Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, the Castleisland based independent member of the Castleisland Corca Dhuibhne Municipal District Council, yesterday won a High Court challenge he took against Kerry County Council. He initiated legal proceedings against the council over what he saw as unfair treatment in a voting system which denied him a seat on the board of…

Bláithin Wins Colombian Missionary Schools’ Media Competition

Bláithin Wins Colombian Missionary Schools’ Media Competition

Presentation Castleisland second year student, Bláithin McElligott has been announced as first prize winner of €300 in the images section of a competition, run by the Columbian Missionary Society in Britain and in Ireland. The competition, for secondary students nationwide, was based on the title ‘Anyone Can Make a Difference‘ where students were asked to…

Scartaglen’s Bridie O’Sullivan is the Latest Split the Bucket Winner

Scartaglen’s Bridie O’Sullivan is the Latest Split the Bucket Winner

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winners: Karen O’Mahony with €1,006 and Liam Drumm with €1,000 prize winnings were presented with their cheques by Sue Ryder’s Shop host Mags Mitchell at Saturday’s draw. Mags also picked out this week’s draw winner and the envelope entered by Bridie O’Sullivan from Scartaglen was the one to…

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

Brosna GAA Club and Parish News Round-Up

GAA Glory in a Small Parish We’re a small parish from a GAA point of view.  We’re not blessed with huge player numbers but what we lack in quantity we make up for in quality.  The talented and charismatic Jack O’Sullivan of Kilmanihan took centre stage midfield in the green and gold with the Kerry minors…

The Late Laurence Kearney, Proudstown, Tara, Co. Meath and Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Laurence Kearney, Proudstown, Tara, Co. Meath and Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Laurence Kearney, Proudstown, Tara and late of Ratoath, Co. Meath and Smithfield, Dublin 7. Peacefully, at St. Francis’ Hospice, Blanchardstown. Beloved son of Maurice, former principal of Ratoath N.S. and a native of Tobermaing, Castleisland. Laurence will be sadly missed by his aunts, uncles and many friends. May he rest…

The Late Pat de Frein, Killarney Road, Castleisland and formerly of Co. Wexford.

The Late Pat de Frein, Killarney Road, Castleisland and formerly of Co. Wexford.

The death has occurred of Pat de Frein, Killarney Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Crossabeg, Co. Wexford. Peacefully, on May 14th 2022, in the presence of his loving family, in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Beloved husband of the late Marguerite. Sadly missed by his loving…

Padre Pio May Devotions on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm

Padre Pio May Devotions on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm

This month’s Padre Pio Devotions in Castleisland will be held on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:30pm and the witness will be delivered by Fr Mossie Brick, PP. “May is a special month as new life is evidenced everywhere. It is also Mary’s month. Padre Pio had a deep devotion to Mary and referred to her…

Have You a Story You Want to Tell? – Now’s Your Chance

Have You a Story You Want to Tell? – Now’s Your Chance

Noke Theatre in conjunction with St. John’s Theatre in Listowel are setting up a new play-wrighting group. The group will be managed by Richard Walsh, a Ballybunion playwright who has been working as such for 13 years. His plays have been performed both locally and internationally. Monthly Meetings The group will meet once a month…

Castleisland Community Indoor Sunday Market from 11am This Weekend

Castleisland Community Indoor Sunday Market from 11am This Weekend

When I first heard about the proposed Castleisland Community Indoor Sunday Market in early April it didn’t even have a name. Since then it has been quietly christened and has had its future hectically and meticulously planned for. It will be launched on the coming Sunday morning, May 15th at the local community centre with…

Two Awards for St. Patrick’s in County Sustainable Design Competition

Two Awards for St. Patrick’s in County Sustainable Design Competition

St. Patrick’s Secondary School transition year students won two awards at the recent Munster Technological University sustainable design competition. The awards show the ingenuity and design skills of these students who are benefitting from continued development of their learning throughout St. Patrick’s Transition Year programme. Haberdashery was a two-day event delivered remotely by Eve Savage…

Kerry Hospice Calling on Local Artists for its Christmas Card Collection

Kerry Hospice Calling on Local Artists for its Christmas Card Collection

With just 230 days left to Christmas, members of the Kerry Hospice Foundation are busy planning and preparing for the launch of their eagerly awaited, and much in demand, creative Christmas cards. This year they are enlisting the help of the Kerry public to come up with creative designs for the unique collection of cards…

Simply the Best Air Quality Found Around Castleisland Community College

Simply the Best Air Quality Found Around Castleisland Community College

Castleisland Community College was recently invited to take part in the International Globe Air Quality Campaign to ascertain the air quality on the school grounds. Levels of nitrogen oxide – which come from cars, buses, lorries etc-were assessed. The air quality is graded according to figures with 0-10= low, 10-20=low to medium, 20-30= medium to…

The Late Donal Murphy, London and Formerly of No. 6 Tralee Road, Castleisland

The Late Donal Murphy, London and Formerly of No. 6 Tralee Road, Castleisland

The death has occurred of Donal Murphy, Archway, London and formerly of No. 6 Tralee Road, Castleisland Co Kerry. Peacefully on April 21st 2022 at Whittington Hospital London. Predeceased by his parents Patrick and Margaret Murphy, his brothers Cornelius, Harold, Paddy and his sisters Norrie, Margaret and Ellen. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his…