Bernadette’s Beautiful Experience on The Green

Bernadette’s Beautiful Experience on The Green

People’s Art, Dublin is a visual feast.  An open-air art exhibition held six weekends a year, from Friday to Sunday, on the railings around the beautiful St. Stephen’s Green. Dozens of artists, both amateur and established, travel from all over the country to display and sell their work. I have always wanted to experience exhibiting there,Read more…

Cordal Rag Meeting Cancelled – Night at the Dogs Planned

Cordal Rag Meeting Cancelled – Night at the Dogs Planned

A note from Cordal GAA Club at lunchtime today confirmed that they have cancelled their planned Greyhound Rag Meeting for this Sunday, September 7th. “Due to circumstances beyond our control and with the lack of entries  for our Greyhound Rag Meeting it was decided to cancel our meeting for this year,” said the Cordal club spokesperson,Read more…

Knocknagoshel Women Support Two Worthy Charities

Knocknagoshel Women Support Two Worthy Charities

Cheques with a combined value of just over €1,600 were presented to two worthy charities in Knocknagoshel recently. One of the sums was for €786.00 and it was presented to Pieta House Castleisland from the Knocknagoshel Women’s Group as part of the proceeds of the Carmel Linehan Memorial Walk 2013. Cora O’Brien accepted the donationRead more…

Seán and Conor get on their Bikes Up North

Seán and Conor get on their Bikes Up North

Scartaglin cyclists, Sean Barrett and Conor Kerins, under the watchful eye of their coach Tom Barrett, travelled to Co. Donegal to take part in the Errigal International Youth Tour which was held over the August bank holiday weekend. The four stage event was a big success. The event is now without doubt the top cycling event forRead more…

New Members’ Initiative Launched at Castleisland Golf Club

New Members’ Initiative Launched at Castleisland Golf Club

Keep the ball rolling is the message from the Castleisland Members’ Golf Club this week as the club launched a fundraising Golf Classic this Friday in aid of the new golf club and to keep the golf club sustainable into the future. The Classic will take place on the 13th and 14th of September andRead more…

New Direction Set for River Island Hotel

New Direction Set for River Island Hotel

  The man at the helm of the new-look River Island Hotel has a deep and long-abiding relationship with the business here and abroad. He once fed Gay Byrne. He didn’t divulge this fact in a boastful fashion. In fact, he didn’t say it at all – not in so many words anyway. I wasRead more…

Weather Breaks Kindly for Couch-to-5K Opener

Weather Breaks Kindly for Couch-to-5K Opener

Friday’s weather looked anything but inviting to all but the absolutely determined Couch-to-5k participants. However, as the Angelus was close to striking in the spire of Saints Stephen and John, almost biblically, the rain stopped, the clouds parted and the finest of evenings unfolded. There was a great atmosphere about the place and the excitementRead more…

Another Gold-en Autumn for St. Mary’s Girls

Another Gold-en Autumn for St. Mary’s Girls

Legendary American basketball coach John Wooden once said “Winning takes talent; to repeat takes character.” And so it proved as Castleisland’s own equally legendary basketball coach, Denny Porter led his U-13 girls’ team to a brilliant All-Ireland Community Games triumph in Athlone last weekend. Castleisland played the Leinster champions, Westmeath in the semi final onRead more…

Tripping down a busy Memory Lane

Tripping down a busy Memory Lane

It is estimated that over 400,000 people took part in National Heritage Week events throughout Ireland over the past week. And it’s not over yet. This year’s week opened last Saturday, August 23rd and it will wind-up on this Sunday. There were some 1800 events planned throughout the country to mark the hugely important weekRead more…

Canine Capers, Green Shoots and Birthday Bashes

Canine Capers, Green Shoots and Birthday Bashes

Disciples of the ‘Green Shoot’ mentality would have taken great heart if they visited Castleisland over the weekend. The place was the proverbial hive of activity from early on Friday. On Friday evening the luxurious motor-homes began to arrive with their built in doggie flats/ pads and all the canine comforts a dog could barkRead more…

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