The Cronin Brothers from Reaboy presented by Aidan Connolly

The Cronin Brothers from Reaboy presented by Aidan Connolly

The coming Saturday, January 18th is the date for the first Handed Down presentation of 2020 and it will be a special on the Cronin brothers from Reaboy in Gneeveguilla. Johnny played fiddle and box; Mick played flute and whistle and Paddy favoured fiddle and flute. Presented by the young and accomplished fiddle player, Aidan…

Community College Shoe-Box Appeal Wrapped Up Early this Year

Community College Shoe-Box Appeal Wrapped Up Early this Year

Generosity, heroism and industry abounded among students and teachers at Castleisland Community College as the early spirit of Christmas spread its charms and associated benefits over the past few weeks. It had students and teachers there participating in the annual Christmas Shoe Box Appeal for Team Hope earlier than ever this year. Students Instrumental in…

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Launches ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ Offer

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Launches ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ Offer

The Castleisland based Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival has just launched its online tickets sale initiative for the 27th annual festival which runs this year from Friday, October 25th to Monday 28th inclusive. By Conor O’Mahony The special ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ will give patrons access to all the events that run over the course…

It’s World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Weekend

It’s World Fiddle Day Scartaglin Weekend

The original purpose of World Fiddle Day Scartaglin was to celebrate the instrument’s place in the traditional music of the area. It still is. The area being that surrounding Scartaglin, Cordal, and Castleisland. But the event also tips the peak of the cap to those who kept the tradition alive, safe and well and in…

Currow Coiste Na nÓg News Round-Up

Currow Coiste Na nÓg News Round-Up

U-16s Into County League Final On Wednesday 8th August our U-16 team travelled to Strand Road to play Kerins O’Rahillys in the County League Division 3 semi final. By: PRO Con Enright In a very close game between two good teams, who gave it their all on the night, the home side proved victorious on…

Topline Browne’s Open Day – The Best Yet

Topline Browne’s Open Day – The Best Yet

The Topline Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders Providers open day was the best attended in the six or so years it’s been running here in Castleisland. In spite of the rain the crowds came from many quarters and because of it a Plan B was brought into play. It saw the housing of the many…

Crowds Expected for Browne’s Open Day Tomorrow

Crowds Expected for Browne’s Open Day Tomorrow

It’s easy to believe the claim that all roads lead to Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders Providers for their annual open day. There, you’re likely to meet people from all quarters of this and neighbouring counties and this year’s event won’t be any different. Wednesday May 9th is Open Day The 2018 Open Day will…

Heroic Efforts from Team and Coaches Secures Blitz Title for ‘The Boys’

Heroic Efforts from Team and Coaches Secures Blitz Title for ‘The Boys’

The annual St Anne’s National School Basketball Blitz took place on Sunday in Farranfore. Castleisland Boys’ National School Senior team was drawn against St Anne’s Bulls in the first game. The whole team from Naomh Chárthaigh took to the floor and put in a great performance to beat ‘The Bulls’ on a score line of…

Browne’s Packed for Annual Prize Draw

Browne’s Packed for Annual Prize Draw

Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders’ Providers main store was packed on Thursday afternoon with regular customers who all had an interest in the annual draw. A huge table of spot prizes meant that nearly everyone in the audience got one or other of the quality goods on offer. High fielding was a plus early on…

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

Expert Advice, Trade Stands and Discussions at Browne’s Open Day

The roads of Munster and probably beyond will lead to Browne’s Open Day on this Wednesday, May 10th from 10:30am to 5pm. Past masters at catering for huge gatherings of this nature, Browne’s Home, Agri and Builders’ Providers draw people from well beyond that which should be their natural or commercial boundaries. Roll Call of…