Castleisland Family Caught up in Unimaginable Tragedy

Castleisland Family Caught up in Unimaginable Tragedy

News of unimaginable tragedy had to be broken to a Castleisland family yesterday afternoon in the aftermath of the crane tragedy on Limerick’s historic Thomond Bridge. The accident happened soon after 3pm and a Castleisland native was one of the two men who lost their lives. A third man managed to detach himself from hisRead more…

Kerry Ladies Brace Themselves for Cork Backlash – Sarah Houlihan to RTÉ Sport

Kerry Ladies Brace Themselves for Cork Backlash – Sarah Houlihan to RTÉ Sport

One of Kerry’s most dedicated and long-serving footballers, Sarah Houlihan spoke to RTÉ Sport during the week and conceded that she and her fellow team-mates were preparing well and bracing themselves for a backlash from reigning TG4 All-Ireland Senior Ladies Football Champions, Cork. “They are chasing a tenth All-Ireland in 11 years and that incentiveRead more…

17 Women for Sale Online Today in Kerry !

17 Women for Sale Online Today in Kerry !

I had a telephone chat at lunch-time today with Rebecca Beegan, co-ordinator for Waterford based Men’s Development Network. Ms. Beegan told me she had a news item for me and hoped I could publish it here. I explained that The Maine Valley Post is a strictly local news site and that there are plenty ofRead more…

O’Donohoe Exhibition Opens Up Local History Debates

O’Donohoe Exhibition Opens Up Local History Debates

History, they say, is a thing of the past but in Castleisland on Saturday, it was very much a thing of the present and, indeed, the future as people from as far afield as Los Angeles visited the town for the opening of the first exhibition of the archive of the late Michael O’Donohoe. ReportRead more…

West Limerick Singers Ramble Inn to The Poet’s

West Limerick Singers Ramble Inn to The Poet’s

If you’re in the hunt for a night of pure singing, story-telling and good old-style entertainment, in the heel-of-the-hunt you’ll find it all at The Poet’s Inn tonight from 9-30pm. No group anywhere takes its singing more seriously or treats the ancient craft with more reverence than the West Limerick Singing Club. And, to giveRead more…

Just off the Press: ‘Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’

Just off the Press: ‘Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’

Flyleaf Press has just published a ‘Guide to Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ by Kay Caball. Kay is a native of the county, and currently conducts research on Kerry ancestors for clients world-wide. She is also author of several articles and books on Kerry local history. The book will be formally launched by Jimmy DeenihanRead more…

Great Harvest from Community Games All Ireland Finals

Great Harvest from Community Games All Ireland Finals

Castleisland U-16 Community Games Basketball Girls’ team represented Munster in the All-Ireland finals in Athlone at the weekend. They took on the Donegal and Ulster champions Ballyshannon in the semi final on Saturday. Castleisland Community Game PRO, Bríd Kenny reports: The Island girls held a comfortable lead all the way through this game. The scoreRead more…

The Late Eily O’Sullivan (nee McCarthy) Desmonds Avenue

The Late Eily O’Sullivan (nee McCarthy) Desmonds Avenue

The passing of one of Castleisland’s most senior and respected citizens, Eily O’Sullivan – nee McCarthy – has been announced. Eily celebrated her 80th birthday with a huge family party at the River Island Hotel in November 2009. The matriarch of a large and very close family, Eily will be greatly missed by them allRead more…

Henry Shefflin Endorses Ray of Sunshine Fundraisers

Henry Shefflin Endorses Ray of Sunshine Fundraisers

A huge fundraising effort was launched in Cordal in early July and its weekend has arrived – almost. A whole range of events have been gathered around the annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor Run – to which anything with wheels is being invited. The ‘Tractor Run’ will be held this Sunday, August 30th at 1.30Read more…

The late Joan Murphy (née Healy) Scartaglin

The late Joan Murphy (née Healy) Scartaglin

The death has occurred of Joan Murphy (née Healy) Scartaglin. Peacefully, Joan Murphy (Nee Healy) of Scartaglin Village and formerly of Knockacorrin, Currow. Predeceased by her husband Paddy and grandson Don. Sadly missed by her loving sons Michael, John, Donie and PJ. Daughters: Margaret (Jackman,Dunboyne)and Kay (Fitzgerald, Currans), sister Bessie (Dublin), brother Seán (San Francisco),Read more…