Entries by Maura McGuire

All Ireland Glory for Community College

‘The Global Gang’ comprising Transition Year students from Castleisland Community College won a national award at the Young Social Innovator’s competition held in Croke Park, Dublin.  Young Social Innovators is Ireland’s largest social awareness and active citizenship and education programme. 431 projects were entered this year and a total of 30 teams competed in the […]

Vibrancy Award: NEWKD recognise deserving local group

Last Monday evening the Sliabh Luachra Culture and Heritage Centre Committee were presented with the NEWKD Community Vibrancy Recognition Award in Partnership with Kerry Group  John Galvin Reports Sustainability Communications Manager Padraig Mallon with Kerry Group was on hand to present the Sliabh Luachra Culture and Heritage Centre Committee with the NEWKD Community Vibrancy Recognition […]

O’Connell welcomes funding for sports clubs

Cllr Bobby O’Connell this week welcomed the government announcement that delivered almost €10m in sports funding in equipment funding for sports clubs. While the main Sports Capital Grant funding is to be announced later this year, details of the “equipment only” cash were released. Locally three groups were amongst the those that secured funding. The […]

When one door closes another always open: Meet the Accidental Shopkeepers of Ballymacelligott keep the show the road

Most people have heard of the term accidental landlord but in Ballymacelligott they are coming to terms with a new one – the accidental shopkeeper – Donal Barry Reports – McCarthy’s shop adjacent to the Half Way Bar in Ballymacelligott, just seconds off the main Tralee/Castleisland thoroughfare is continuing a way of life and a […]

Up, Up and Away

The first Helicopters have arrived in Kerry Airport to service the re-opening of Ireland’s oil and gas exploration industry off the coast of Kerry.  A number of local business and political representatives and members of the press were given a safety briefing from Babcock Aviation who have located their base at Kerry Airport. This was […]

Great Debate: Candidates put their best foot forward in first ever Facebook Live debate

A very sizable crowd attended the first “Great Debate” event at Castleisland’s River Island Hotel last Thursday evening and it was a fascinating experience. The venture was hosted by the Sliabh Luachra Outlook and basically involved each of the seven candidates in the local elections being allowed to address the audience. They were first given […]

Community College News : National Young Social Innovators Final & Green School Biodiversity Flag for Community College

Castleisland Community College received their 4th Green School Flag for biodiversity thanks to the efforts of the Transition Year students.  Their work in the area of biodiversity along with other strategies to combat climate change have won them a place in the National YSI final. The students have worked hard over the year to raise […]