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…

Cara Credit Union and Career Ahead Helping to Rock Your College Experience

Cara Credit Union and Career Ahead Helping to Rock Your College Experience

Cara Credit Union and Career Ahead have joined forces to ensure students rock their college experience and, while going to college is a very exciting time, it can be daunting. Don’t worry, help is on hand. Cara Credit Union has partnered up with Mary Lucey, Education and Career Consultant and Founder of Career Ahead, to…

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Draws Two €1,000 Winners

Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket Draws Two €1,000 Winners

David Conroy, representing the Conroy family, Currow and on behalf of his late father, Brendan received the Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winning cheque for €965 at Hughes’ Bar in Cordal on Saturday night. Brendan’s entry was pulled from the drum at the draw in Lyons’ Bar in Scartaglen by Luke Scollard on Saturday, April,…

Desmonds Family Fun Day is Back on Friday, June 10th

Desmonds Family Fun Day is Back on Friday, June 10th

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club members are very excited to announce the long-awaited return of the the club’s family fun day. This event was initially inspired by, and named after the late Eugene Leonard who showed great enthusiasm both in the organising and running of the day. Pat Hartnett and his team are dusting off and…

Pres Castleisland Students Excel in Enterprise Announcement

Pres Castleisland Students Excel in Enterprise Announcement

Presentation Castleisland continued its outstanding record at student enterprise on 3 May 3rd when two teams from the school were announced as finalists for the National Enterprise competition. The final takes place in the Helix in Dublin on May 18th. Pres teacher Edward Clarke said that only five teams from across the country in each…

Pulitzer Prize Honour for Bill O’Leary and The Washington Post

Pulitzer Prize Honour for Bill O’Leary and The Washington Post

The Washington Post and the New York Times were among several news outlets that were awarded Pulitzer Prizes on Monday for their coverage last year, honouring journalism that covered topics from the attack on the U.S. Capitol to fatal traffic stops. The very local connection is that a man with deep Mount, Scartaglin roots is…

The Late Denis ‘Densie’ Leen, Tylough, Kielduff, Tralee and Kilflynn, Co. Kerry.

The Late Denis ‘Densie’ Leen, Tylough, Kielduff, Tralee and Kilflynn, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of Denis ‘Densie’ Leen, Tylough, Kielduff, Tralee and Kilflynn, Co. Kerry. Denis, formerly of Stacks Mountain, Kilflynn, beloved husband of Kathleen, cherished father of Timothy, Patrick and Denis Jnr and brother of the late Dan and Timmy. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken family – his wife, sons, grandchildren Ella and Ava,…

Castleisland Hospice Branch AGM on Tuesday Evening at 7pm

Castleisland Hospice Branch AGM on Tuesday Evening at 7pm

Castleisland Fundraising Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation will hold it’s AGM on this Tuesday evening, May 10th. in the River Island Hotel at 7pm and new members are welcome to attend. After a couple of years of what branch chairman, Jack Shanahan labelled ‘the hiatus’ the branch is back to full tilt and tomorrow…

The Late John Joe Tangney, Coolnagearagh, Scartaglen, Co. Kerry.

The Late John Joe Tangney, Coolnagearagh, Scartaglen, Co. Kerry.

The death has occurred of John Joe Tangney, Coolnagearagh, Scartaglen, Co. Kerry. Peacefully, at home on May 7th. 2022, surrounded by his loving family, in his 100th year. Predeceased by his son-in-law Brendan, brother Bill and sisters Kate and Nora. John Joe will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by his wife Mary, nee Kerins,…

The Late John C. Burke, Killarney and Sandville, Powell’s Road, Castleisland

The Late John C. Burke, Killarney and Sandville, Powell’s Road, Castleisland

The death has occurred of John C. Burke, Woodlawn Road, Killarney and late of Sandville, Powell’s Road, Castleisland. Suddenly but peacefully at his home in the company of his family. John C, Beloved husband of Mary and loving father of Nicholas, Edmond and Sheila. Sadly missed by his loving family, son-in-law Michael O’Connor, daughter-in-law Noreen,…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Membership is Now Available

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club Membership is Now Available

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club membership is now available and all club members and Vincent Murphy Sports Shop have membership cards. “This yearly membership, for €100, gives each member entry into the monthly lotto draw, 10% discount for club merchandise at Vincent Murphy Sports Shop, free admission to all county league games and entry to a…

Darkness into Light Invitation to The Forge at Five in the Morning

Darkness into Light Invitation to The Forge at Five in the Morning

 The13 year old phenomenon that is the Pieta Darkness into Light fundraiser was first held in the Phoenix Park in Dublin with 400 people in attendance. The most recent attendance figures have soared to an estimated 150,000 participants at more than 150 locations throughout the country. Now add Castleisland. Darkness into Light is coming to…