Sunday 26th is Drive-In Bingo Day – Mark II

Cars providing their own social distancing possibilities at the Castleisland Drive-In-Bingo session on the local mart yard on the Sunday afternoon on July 5th. ©Photograph: John Reidy

You could say that our habit of striking while the iron is hot goes all the way back to the iron age – couldn’t you ?

The most modern day application and result was forged by Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the recent record breaking break-out by the Drive-in-Bingo players from this and neighbouring counties on Sunday, July 5th.

Unprecedented Crowd

Never a man to let a hot iron run cold, Cllr. Farrelly sensed that the unprecedented crowd on the Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard before him that day hungered for the kind of entertainment that also carried the chance of a winning few bob.

Asking for a horn blowing response to the notion of another day out on the same yard with more money and less cost – the iron was flowing just as he planned and the team is in training for next Sunday.

Doing It all Again on Sunday

Castleisland’s Drive-In-Bingo team will reconvene with all the tried and tested health and safety facilities and measures on Sunday, July 26th. at 2:30pm.

The proceeds of the July 5th. session will go to Glebe Lodge and next Sunday’s ‘gate’ will go to: The Kerry Stars; Castleisland Boys National School; Castleisland First Responders; Kilmurry Pre-School Group and Knocknagoshel Over 55 Club Committee. With contributions to St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort and Comfort for Chemo.

Defibrillators will also be supplied to the recently formed Castleisland First Responders and to Glebe Lodge Residential Centre.

Generosity of Mart Committee

“All of this could not have been possible without the generosity of the committee of the Castleisland Co-Op Mart – they have made this ideal venue available to us any time we need it,” said Cllr. Farrelly.

“We must also thank our loyal and regular race day sponsor, the London based Mort Reidy who, in spite of the races being cancelled this year, has still presented us with a €500 boost.

‘Get Here Early’ – Appeal

“This is being added to our jackpot for Sunday afternoon and it’s now worth €3,500 – and it must be won.

“The one thing we would like to ask our players is that they should arrive as early as possible as we’ll be open from 12:30pm.

“It would be great to have everyone settled and ready for the 2:30pm start and, like the last session, we will have lots of toilet and sanitising facilities in all areas of this huge yard,” said Cllr. Farrelly.