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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… Read more…

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… Read more…

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… Read more…

Camp Lodge, Rises Again a Century on from its Destruction

Camp Lodge, Rises Again a Century on from its Destruction

On this date a century ago, April 24th 1921, Camp Lodge, as it was known at the time, was set alight and burned to the ground by the black and tans. April 24th 1921 fell on a Sunday. During that turbulent period of Irish history the house, on the Camp Road which links Tralee and… Read more…

Community College Team Wins National Sophia Physics Competition

Community College Team Wins National Sophia Physics Competition

Castleisland Community College students won first, third and four special prizes at the National Sophia Physics Competition. The physics of bees by Ciara O’Shea, Mary Lily Keane and Jessica Pokiri won first prize in the Transition Year category. This project focused on bees and the physics related to the species. They researched different aspects of… Read more…

Healy Rae Calls to Extend Deadline of Small Business Assistance Scheme

Healy Rae Calls to Extend Deadline of Small Business Assistance Scheme

Deputy Michael Healy Rae has called on the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD, to extend the deadline of the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) with applications for phase one closed this week and a decision on the second quarter 2021 will be made in due course. “SBASC gives grants… Read more…

Cllr. Charlie’s Safety Proposals – A Bridge too Far for Kerry County Council

Cllr. Charlie’s Safety Proposals – A Bridge too Far for Kerry County Council

At yesterday’s full meeting of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Independent, again called on the council’s road and transportation department to put arrangements in place to have a disused pedestrian bridge in Killarney transferred to Castleisland. The bridge, which cost in the region of €80,000 at its construction stage in 2017, is now lying… Read more…

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Benedek Hernold-Csorba, a first year student at Castleisland Community College, came second in Ireland in the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association Quiz. Benedek emerged from a total of 6,306 first year students competing for the top honours. This yearly event has been organised nationally since 1994. It consists of answering multiple choice brain teasers based on… Read more…

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

The arrival of ‘The Tech’ in Castleisland in 1935 must have given the town at the time a near incredible morale boost and a monumental lift in spirits. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the College Road based Castleisland Vocational School was marked by a great community celebration at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre… Read more…

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

The fields of Ahaneboy have, historically, contributed with abundance and generosity to the economic well-being of its neighbouring communities. For countless generations it meant ‘The Bog’ and the light and the heat and the cooking and all that carried those generations through the autumns, winters and springs of their lives. Low Lie the Fields.. Nowadays,… Read more…

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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… Read more…

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… Read more…

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… Read more…

Camp Lodge, Rises Again a Century on from its Destruction

Camp Lodge, Rises Again a Century on from its Destruction

On this date a century ago, April 24th 1921, Camp Lodge, as it was known at the time, was set alight and burned to the ground by the black and tans. April 24th 1921 fell on a Sunday. During that turbulent period of Irish history the house, on the Camp Road which links Tralee and… Read more…

Community College Team Wins National Sophia Physics Competition

Community College Team Wins National Sophia Physics Competition

Castleisland Community College students won first, third and four special prizes at the National Sophia Physics Competition. The physics of bees by Ciara O’Shea, Mary Lily Keane and Jessica Pokiri won first prize in the Transition Year category. This project focused on bees and the physics related to the species. They researched different aspects of… Read more…

Healy Rae Calls to Extend Deadline of Small Business Assistance Scheme

Healy Rae Calls to Extend Deadline of Small Business Assistance Scheme

Deputy Michael Healy Rae has called on the Minister for Enterprise, Trade and Employment Leo Varadkar TD, to extend the deadline of the Small Business Assistance Scheme for COVID (SBASC) with applications for phase one closed this week and a decision on the second quarter 2021 will be made in due course. “SBASC gives grants… Read more…

Cllr. Charlie’s Safety Proposals – A Bridge too Far for Kerry County Council

Cllr. Charlie’s Safety Proposals – A Bridge too Far for Kerry County Council

At yesterday’s full meeting of Kerry County Council, Cllr. Charlie Farrelly, Independent, again called on the council’s road and transportation department to put arrangements in place to have a disused pedestrian bridge in Killarney transferred to Castleisland. The bridge, which cost in the region of €80,000 at its construction stage in 2017, is now lying… Read more…

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Community College Mathematician Benedek – an All Ireland Runner-Up

Benedek Hernold-Csorba, a first year student at Castleisland Community College, came second in Ireland in the Irish Mathematics Teachers’ Association Quiz. Benedek emerged from a total of 6,306 first year students competing for the top honours. This yearly event has been organised nationally since 1994. It consists of answering multiple choice brain teasers based on… Read more…

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

Any Spare Copy of ‘Windows of Wonder’ Out There ?

The arrival of ‘The Tech’ in Castleisland in 1935 must have given the town at the time a near incredible morale boost and a monumental lift in spirits. The 50th anniversary of the opening of the College Road based Castleisland Vocational School was marked by a great community celebration at the Ivy Leaf Art Centre… Read more…

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

Cllr. Farrelly Collects Pan Full of Evidence from Latest Dumping Disgrace on Ahaneboy

The fields of Ahaneboy have, historically, contributed with abundance and generosity to the economic well-being of its neighbouring communities. For countless generations it meant ‘The Bog’ and the light and the heat and the cooking and all that carried those generations through the autumns, winters and springs of their lives. Low Lie the Fields.. Nowadays,… Read more…

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