Cordal to host Monster Greyhound Rag Meeting

Cordal to host Monster Greyhound Rag Meeting

Cordal GAA Club looks all set to hold its ‘Monster Greyhound Rag Meeting’ on Sunday,  August 24th. The meeting will start at 10.30am. Admission for adults is €10 each with a chance to win a break for two in an Irish Hotel. The meeting will be held on David O’Connor’s  farm in the Ballymacadam areaRead more…

Desmonds Appeal for Dogged Support

Desmonds Appeal for Dogged Support

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club launched its annual Night-at-the-Dogs fundraiser on Thursday evening. The event will take place on Saturday, August 9th at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in Tralee. There will be 10-Race card on the night and doors will open at 7pm with the first race at 7 30pm. Entry will cost €10 and U-14Read more…

AUGUST IS SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC MONTH ON THE ROLLING WAVE

AUGUST IS SLIABH LUACHRA MUSIC MONTH ON THE ROLLING WAVE

For the month of August, the Rolling Wave will be celebrating the music of Sliabh Luachra and remembering two great fiddle-players from this most musical area on the Cork-Kerry border – Paddy Cronin and Denis Murphy. On the first two Sundays in August, 3rd and 10th at 10pm the programme will feature a tribute concertRead more…

Duke was in The Bank before Neil was on The Moon

Duke was in The Bank before Neil was on The Moon

It just dawned on me now as I was preparing this piece for dispatch that ‘Duke’ was in the bank before Neil was on the moon. Donal O’Connor stepped over the threshold of the local branch of the Bank of Ireland as a porter in May 1969. This was a full two months before NeilRead more…

Going Back to Phil up at The Fountain

Going Back to Phil up at The Fountain

I’ve thought for a long while that it was only a matter of time before someone with a mind like my own came up with an ‘antidote’ to the water meters. Now it seems that there’s a little €2 device that just trips them up. Irish Water made the lily-white county of Kildare its pilot projectRead more…

Wanted: Family Home for Tangney War Medals

Wanted: Family Home for Tangney War Medals

There are people out there with the knowledge to solve any mystery we can come up with here from time to time. I have a right teaser here that I’ve already tested on a few agile brains in the area and they’re still rummaging away for an answer. A few years ago local man, DermotRead more…

The Market House 1747 – 2014

The Market House 1747 – 2014

A palpable sense of loss swept through the town and valley on Thursday morning as its commercial flagship, The Market House had lowered its colours for the final time. The line ‘The Market House is Closed’ was on the bush telegraph that morning and on the lips of everyone engaged in conversation on the street.Read more…

James and Julianne Keep the Home Flags Flying

James and Julianne Keep the Home Flags Flying

For the first time in its four-year history, the Danny Broderick Memorial Scratch Cup was won by an ‘outsider’ last Sunday.  Kieran Earls from the Parteen club in Co. Clare was victorious after 54 holes  on the Castleisland course. He held off the challenge of local favourite Mike Browne to claim the honour with Listowel’sRead more…

Marking a Milestone for Life-Long Friends

Marking a Milestone for Life-Long Friends

I have a co-conspirator in this week’s Friday Favourite / Postcard from the Past slot. Breda McGaley sent me three photographs of two local and very talented women who shared everything in the course of a life-long friendship. Tuesday, July 29th is a very special birthday for Mary Frances McGaley and her cousin and friend, JeanRead more…

Bridal Shower for Katie

Bridal Shower for Katie

I’ll beg your pardon at the outset here and admit to my complete and utter ignorance on the existence of the ‘Bridal Shower’ tradition. For the benefit of the other handful in my camp, this would appear to be a civilised form of hen party with a bible of etiquette for host and guests. TheRead more…

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