The Enduring Tradition of Browne’s Open Day and the Appreciative Hordes

The Enduring Tradition of Browne’s Open Day and the Appreciative Hordes

Back when there was a u in Lyracrompane and an i in Scartaglen, Castleisland and its hinterland was predominantly a farming stronghold – it still is. However, for those who lapse on occasion there is always something there to remind them. Wednesday was one such day in at least two centres of farming related activity…

The Late Tom Dennehy, Ballybeg, Currow, Co. Kerry

The Late Tom Dennehy, Ballybeg, Currow, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Tom Dennehy, Ballybeg, Currow, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, on May 23rd 2024, in his 91st year, with his family by his side, under the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Dearly beloved husband of the late Mary, nee McCarthy. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by…

An Rás Tailteann – It was Here and Gone in a Blur of Colour and Excitement

If you looked around you you’d miss it. The 2024 An Rás Tailteann paid a flying visit to Castleisland this morning and about a quarter of an hour before its scheduled arrival time. A crowd gathered at the Church Street flashpoint and on the median strip on Main Street. There were Gardaí on duty and…

The Late Nora Butler, née O’Connor, Currow and Scartaglen, Co. Kerry

The Late Nora Butler, née O’Connor, Currow and Scartaglen, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Nora Butler, nee O’Connor, Ranalough, Currow and formerly of Knockrour, Scartaglen. Suddenly but peacefully at home on May 21st 2024 in her 94th year. Predeceased by her husband Davy Butler. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her daughters Elaine and Noramay McCullen, her son Brendan, son-in-law David, daughter-in-law Carol, her…

Michelle is Keane for Open Debate with Election Opponents in Castleisland

Michelle is Keane for Open Debate with Election Opponents in Castleisland

The Knocknagoshel based independent candidate in the forth-coming local elections, Michelle Keane has called on all her political opponents to discuss the issues of the day with her in an open debate. Ms. Keane has arranged the debate for the River Island Hotel on Thursday next, May 30th as the big day on June 7th…

A Night of Celebration at Pres Castleisland Annual Awards

A Night of Celebration at Pres Castleisland Annual Awards

On Thursday, May 16th Presentation Castleisland held its eighth annual awards night in the school’ St. John’s Hall. Over forty students received awards on the night in areas of: sport, music, science and enterprise to name just a few. Keynote speaker on the night was sporting legend Mary Geaney. Mary is a native of Castleisland,…

The Late Mary O’Connor, née Bradley, Castleisland and formerly of Threegneeves, Currow

The Late Mary O’Connor, née Bradley, Castleisland and formerly of Threegneeves, Currow

The death has occurred of Mary O’Connor, née Bradley, Coolnageragh, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Threegneeves, Currow. Mary passed away peacefully at her home, on May, 19th 2024. Predeceased by her husband Ted, son Pat and brother Patsy. Deeply regretted by her loving family: daughters Maireád, Noreen, Siobhán and Marian, sons Tommy and Tadhg,…

Castleisland Community College Students Pilot KDYS Peer Education Programme

Castleisland Community College Students Pilot KDYS Peer Education Programme

Students from Castleisland Community College together with KDYS Youth Information co-ordinator Anne Murphy and Youth Information Officer Shannon O’Sullivan piloted the KDYS Peer Education Transfer Programme to sixth class pupils in Castleisland town. “The programme would not have been possible without the co-operation and commitment from Muire Gan Smál – Presentation Primary School; Gaelscoil Aogáin…

Riverwalk: Barrack Street to Killarney Road to Close from Tomorrow for Works Completion

Riverwalk: Barrack Street to Killarney Road to Close from Tomorrow for Works Completion

Kerry County Council wishes to advise you that works to upgrade and enhance the section of the Castleisland Town Riverwalk between the Killarney Road and Barrack Street will recommence at 8am tomorrow morning, Wednesday, May 22nd 2024. In order to facilitate these works, a full closure of the Riverwalk between Killarney Road (L-2040) and Barrack…

May Day Call for Runners for Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K for Friday 31st.

May Day Call for Runners for Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K for Friday 31st.

On Friday evening, May 31st at 6:30pm runners, joggers and walkers will head for Limerick Road and the registration point for the annual Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K. The race / run will get underway further out the road near the Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club grounds at 7pm. Participants are invited to run, walk or jog…

Castleisland to Renew Historic Links with An Rás Tailteann on Thursday at Noon

Castleisland to Renew Historic Links with An Rás Tailteann on Thursday at Noon

A famous symbol of Irish sporting history An Rás Tailteann will grace the roads around Castleisland tomorrow Thursday, May 23rd as the race passes through the area at around 12 noon en route between Kanturk and Sneem. “It will be Stage 2 of the race which, again, has attracted riders from all over the world…

Muire Gan Smál and First Holy Communion Class Mark Global Tradition with May Crowning

Muire Gan Smál and First Holy Communion Class Mark Global Tradition with May Crowning

On Monday, May 13th Muire Gan Smál National School, Castleisland celebrated a very special and deeply traditional day. “The girls in second class who made their first Holy Communion led the annual procession around the Presentation Convent Nuns’ Garden in their beautiful white communion dresses carrying a bouquet of flowers,” according to a note from…

2024  World Fiddle Day Scartaglen Consigned to History and Memory

2024 World Fiddle Day Scartaglen Consigned to History and Memory

The 2024 and latest World Fiddle Day Scartaglen has now been consigned to history and memory where events are played over and over with individual recollection and replay as varied as the numbers which attended. There was a calmness about the Saturday afternoon as the 2pm photos and tunes time beckoned. Even the sun wasn’t…

Charlie is Elected with An Riocht Draw Prize as Michael is Drawn by Margaret

Charlie is Elected with An Riocht Draw Prize as Michael is Drawn by Margaret

An Ríocht Athletic Club 50/50 Fundraising Draw took place at Moloney’s Bakery on Friday afternoon. As last week’s draw winner Cllr. Charlie Farrelly was presented with his cheque for €720 by club President Denis Brosnan. Margaret Moloney pulled out this week’s winning ticket and another well known local Michael McElligott is the lucky winner of…

The Late Seán Joy, Knocknagoshel Cross, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The Late Seán Joy, Knocknagoshel Cross, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Seán Joy, Knocknagoshel Cross, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry. Sean ‘Jack’ Joy, Knocknagoshel Cross and formerly of 1, Church View, Knocknagoshel, died peacefully on Thursday, May 16th after a short illness in the wonderful care of the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by his parents John and Mary, sister…

Notice of Partial Castleisland By-Pass Closures on Monday and Tuesday

Notice of Partial Castleisland By-Pass Closures on Monday and Tuesday

Both Cllr. Fionnán Fitzgerald and Cllr. Charlie Farrelly sent notice of partial Castleisland Bypass closures for maintenance on the coming Monday and Tuesday, May 20th and 21st. From 8am to around 6pm on both days. The notice reads as follows: “Please be aware that routine maintenance and grass cutting works on the Castleisland Bypass will…

Saturday will Host  World Fiddle Day Scartaglen Gathering

Saturday will Host World Fiddle Day Scartaglen Gathering

If it’s music you’re after this weekend and if you’re in the vicinity of Scartaglen and Castleisland you’ll be blessed altogether. Tonight, at the Sliabh Luachra Heritage Centre in Scart at 8pm RTÉ Radio One will record a special Tell Me About Denis Murphy in which Aoife Nic Cormaic will host of panel of people…

Sunday, May 26th Pencilled in for 2024 Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk

Sunday, May 26th Pencilled in for 2024 Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk

The annual Connie Fitzgerald Memorial Walk will take place on Sunday, May, 26th 2024 and this event will mark the third year of the mid-morning walk and fundraiser. Last year the walk, in memory of the popular and much loved man from Currans, who passed away in 2020 from cancer, raised €4,212 for the Pallative…

Pedestrian Crossing Needed on Busy College Road in Castleisland – Cáit Ní Ríordáin

Pedestrian Crossing Needed on Busy College Road in Castleisland – Cáit Ní Ríordáin

Aontú candidate in the Castleisland local electoral area, Cáit Ní Ríordáin has called for a pedestrian crossing to be placed on College Road in Castleisland. Both residents and parents of school going, primary and second level pupils have expressed safety concerns to her. “I have held a number of discussions with residents and school parents…

The Late Sr. Attracta Carmody, Castleisland and Killarney, Co. Kerry

The Late Sr. Attracta Carmody, Castleisland and Killarney, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Sr. Attracta Carmody, Presentation Convent, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Clountubrid, Listowel and the Convents of Killarney, Caherciveen and Cork. Peacefully on May 15th 2024 at the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee. Predeceased by her father John, her mother Elizabeth and her brothers John and Tom. Sadly missed and fondly…

National Student Enterprise Award for Castleisland Community College Students

National Student Enterprise Award for Castleisland Community College Students

Castleisland Community College 2 nd year students, Ellie Horgan, Emma Horgan and Bláithín O’ Rahilly won the intellectual property award in the intermediate category of the National Student Enterprise Awards. The award involved the students being judged on their understanding of IP for business and how they considered the IP issues in relation to their…

Pres Castleisland Students are Queens of the Kingdom in Enterprise

Pres Castleisland Students are Queens of the Kingdom in Enterprise

Champion Irish Entrepreneurs, from left: Marguerite Herlihy, Clodagh Buckley, Lucy Matassa and Seána Walsh at Presentation Castleisland with their two national awards. There was delight and excitement last week at Presentation Secondary School, Castleisland as the school welcomed home the Carry Camán first year team who are celebrating a famous win in the National Student…

Darkness into Light’s Estimated 500 Walkers Raise Over €8.5k in Castleisland

Darkness into Light’s Estimated 500 Walkers Raise Over €8.5k in Castleisland

Tadhg McGillicuddy of The Forge Restaurant reminded people at every opportunity of last Saturday’s and Castleisland’s third and early, very early, Darkness into Light Walk at 5am. Walkers were advised to gather outside ‘The Forge’ at the Back of the Forge and well within the Latin Quarter at no later than 4:45am. Parking was quite…

Brosna News: Wedding Bells, First Holy Communions and Love is the Thought for the Week

Brosna News: Wedding Bells, First Holy Communions and Love is the Thought for the Week

Wedding Bells for Laura and Damien Many good wishes to lovely Laura Leahy of Carrigeen who married Damien Gurnett recently. The glamorous and happy couple celebrated in style. Wishing much happiness to Laura and Damien as they embark on a wonderful future together. A Message From Scoil Mhuire NS Congratulations to Aisling, Kate, Michaela, Fionn…

Mike Collects €620 as Tadhg Draws Cllr. Charlie’s Envelope in An Riocht AC 50/50 Draw

Mike Collects €620 as Tadhg Draws Cllr. Charlie’s Envelope in An Riocht AC 50/50 Draw

An Ríocht Athletic Club’s 50/50 Draw took place at The Forge Restaurant in Castleisland on Friday. Mike Shanahan, Reagloss collected his cheque for €620 which he won in the previous week’s draw. Draw host Tadhg McGillicuddy drew the winning ticket and Cllr. Charlie Farrelly became the latest draw winner with a prize of €720. This…

The Late Mairéad Browne, née Nolan, 19 Church Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Mairéad Browne, née Nolan, 19 Church Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Mairéad Browne, nee Nolan, 19 Church Street, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on May 13th 2024 after a long illness bravely borne, in the presence of her loving family under the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Predeceased by her parents Sonny and Peg, her sisters…

Ballymac Winners Billy and Tony To Collect Cheques in The Half Way on Saturday

Ballymac Winners Billy and Tony To Collect Cheques in The Half Way on Saturday

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket draw winner and club coach, Billy O’Sullivan, Ballymacelligott wasn’t available for Saturday night’s cheque presentation of his winnings of €703. At the latest draw in Browne’s Bar, Neill Browne did the honours and picked out another Ballymacelligott and second time draw winner, Tony Marshall for €680 All roads…

Glountane Residents Held Hostage During Boy Racers Night of Madness

Glountane Residents Held Hostage During Boy Racers Night of Madness

An entire community was held hostage for over two hours by ‘boy racers’ who blocked a road to stage their own car stunts late at night during the Rally of the Lakes weekend, senior Gardai have been told. The incident occurred on the L2032 road from Knocknaboul Cross to Glountane Cordal late on the Saturday…

Announced: This Year’s Dates and Times for Castleisland Parish Graveyard Masses

Announced: This Year’s Dates and Times for Castleisland Parish Graveyard Masses

This summer there will be a series of graveyard Masses throughout the parish and all the ten burial grounds dotted around Castleisland, Cordal and Scartaglen are included in the itinerary. The first Mass will be celebrated on May 31st on Maher’s side of Kilbanivane Cemetery in Castleisland on Friday, May 31st at 8pm. All the…

Martin Stackpoole’s Message of Hope for Addicted Gamblers to be Aired at Padre Pio Devotions

Martin Stackpoole’s Message of Hope for Addicted Gamblers to be Aired at Padre Pio Devotions

The next Padre Pio Devotions will be held on the coming Tuesday evening, May 14th. at 7:30pm and Padre Pio’s Healing Glove will be available for blessings on the night. The ‘petitions box’ will be brought to the altar in the course of the devotions and chief celebrant Fr. Mossie Brick will bless its contents…