Category Archives: Adare

The Late Eilish McGaley, nee Hartnett, Castleisland and Athea

The Late Eilish McGaley, nee Hartnett, Castleisland and Athea

The death has occurred of Eilish McGaley, nee Hartnett, Mill View, Church Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. Peacefully on June 25th 2020 surrounded by her loving family at her daughter Pauline’s house in Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Sadly missed by her loving family: Bride, Jackie,… Read more…

Plans for Castleisland Drive-In Bingo to Return on July 5th

Plans for Castleisland Drive-In Bingo to Return on July 5th

Though spring may be the season for which we most look for signs of its coming, now we’re watching out, with caution, for signs of a springing to life of a virus subdued summer. One of the first arrived last night by email from Pat Hartnett on behalf of the Castleisland Races Committee and gladly… Read more…

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The shock at the announcement of broadcaster, Marian Finucane’s sudden death last night has been replaced to a degree this morning by a flood of tributes from colleagues and friends on RTÉ Radio One. Her courage and strength in the face of the depth of criticism she faced for the topics she tackled in a… Read more…

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

Excitement was building at Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School just before Christmas as angels, stars, elves and a host of other festive characters were arriving with family and friends for the school’s annual Christmas concert. The big show kicked off with an amazing performance by teacher Grace Kelter’s dance group followed closely by Junior… Read more…

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Kerry-based addiction treatment centre Talbot Grove has announced that from now, the centre will be known as The Grove. New Identity To coincide with this new identity, The Grove unveiled their new logo which features a birch leaf. “We are delighted to introduce our new identity as it signifies change and progress which is critical… Read more…

Playing in Pink for Breast Cancer Research at Castleisland GC

Playing in Pink for Breast Cancer Research at Castleisland GC

There was nobody more qualified than Castleisland Members’ Golf Club Lady Captain, Maryann Downes when it came organising a charity outing for Breast Cancer Research. The Brosna native’s qualifications came layered and wrapped in experience. Ms. Downes was there. Ms Downes survived. Play in Pink It’s the backdrop of that interruption to the normal pattern… Read more…

Limerick’s Big Chance to Bridge the Gap to 1973

Limerick’s Big Chance to Bridge the Gap to 1973

It isn’t too often that us Kerry people get a chance to wish any of our neighbouring counties well in an All-Ireland final. This year is one such rarity and, as neighbours should, I’m passing on my good wishes to our Limerick friends in their quest to win the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship and the… Read more…

Dick Fitzgerald Cup Set for Castleisland GC on May 18th – 20th

Dick Fitzgerald Cup Set for Castleisland GC on May 18th – 20th

The third annual Dick Fitzgerald Cup will take place in Castleisland Golf Club from Friday, May 18th. to Sunday 20th. inclusive. The 2018 competition was launched in the Woodlands House Hotel and Spa in Adare over the weekend. Family and Club Members at Launch The Fitzgerald family members are delighted that Dick is being honoured… Read more…

Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup August 24th to 27th

Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup August 24th to 27th

The second annual Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup was launched in Leen’s Hotel in Abbeyfeale on Friday. The competition will be held at Castleisland Golf Club from Thursday, August 24th to Sunday 27th from 7am to 4pm. Mary Fitzgerald and her son, Richard cut short their attendance at the Galway Race Festival to be at… Read more…

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Category Archives: Adare

The Late Eilish McGaley, nee Hartnett, Castleisland and Athea

The Late Eilish McGaley, nee Hartnett, Castleisland and Athea

The death has occurred of Eilish McGaley, nee Hartnett, Mill View, Church Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Cratloe, Athea, Co. Limerick. Peacefully on June 25th 2020 surrounded by her loving family at her daughter Pauline’s house in Gortatlea, Ballymacelligott. Beloved wife of the late Bill. Sadly missed by her loving family: Bride, Jackie,… Read more…

Plans for Castleisland Drive-In Bingo to Return on July 5th

Plans for Castleisland Drive-In Bingo to Return on July 5th

Though spring may be the season for which we most look for signs of its coming, now we’re watching out, with caution, for signs of a springing to life of a virus subdued summer. One of the first arrived last night by email from Pat Hartnett on behalf of the Castleisland Races Committee and gladly… Read more…

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The Late Marian Finucane and the Ballydesmond Aunt’s Influence

The shock at the announcement of broadcaster, Marian Finucane’s sudden death last night has been replaced to a degree this morning by a flood of tributes from colleagues and friends on RTÉ Radio One. Her courage and strength in the face of the depth of criticism she faced for the topics she tackled in a… Read more…

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

True Meaning of Christmas Rediscovered in Murie Gan Smál Concert

Excitement was building at Muire Gan Smál Presentation Primary School just before Christmas as angels, stars, elves and a host of other festive characters were arriving with family and friends for the school’s annual Christmas concert. The big show kicked off with an amazing performance by teacher Grace Kelter’s dance group followed closely by Junior… Read more…

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Talbot Grove Rebranded to ‘The Grove’

Kerry-based addiction treatment centre Talbot Grove has announced that from now, the centre will be known as The Grove. New Identity To coincide with this new identity, The Grove unveiled their new logo which features a birch leaf. “We are delighted to introduce our new identity as it signifies change and progress which is critical… Read more…

Playing in Pink for Breast Cancer Research at Castleisland GC

Playing in Pink for Breast Cancer Research at Castleisland GC

There was nobody more qualified than Castleisland Members’ Golf Club Lady Captain, Maryann Downes when it came organising a charity outing for Breast Cancer Research. The Brosna native’s qualifications came layered and wrapped in experience. Ms. Downes was there. Ms Downes survived. Play in Pink It’s the backdrop of that interruption to the normal pattern… Read more…

Limerick’s Big Chance to Bridge the Gap to 1973

Limerick’s Big Chance to Bridge the Gap to 1973

It isn’t too often that us Kerry people get a chance to wish any of our neighbouring counties well in an All-Ireland final. This year is one such rarity and, as neighbours should, I’m passing on my good wishes to our Limerick friends in their quest to win the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship and the… Read more…

Dick Fitzgerald Cup Set for Castleisland GC on May 18th – 20th

Dick Fitzgerald Cup Set for Castleisland GC on May 18th – 20th

The third annual Dick Fitzgerald Cup will take place in Castleisland Golf Club from Friday, May 18th. to Sunday 20th. inclusive. The 2018 competition was launched in the Woodlands House Hotel and Spa in Adare over the weekend. Family and Club Members at Launch The Fitzgerald family members are delighted that Dick is being honoured… Read more…

Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup August 24th to 27th

Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup August 24th to 27th

The second annual Dick Fitzgerald Memorial Golf Cup was launched in Leen’s Hotel in Abbeyfeale on Friday. The competition will be held at Castleisland Golf Club from Thursday, August 24th to Sunday 27th from 7am to 4pm. Mary Fitzgerald and her son, Richard cut short their attendance at the Galway Race Festival to be at… Read more…

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