Category Archives: Castlemaine

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

Ballinskelligs family, Paudie, Susan and their son JC will feature on Wednesday night’s TG4 documentary. Photograph Courtesy of TG4. BUMBLEance, unique to Ireland – born in Kerry, is an ambulance service that has been adapted exclusively for children and there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world! Bumbleance – Aistear Álainn is a one-hour… Read more…

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Arising from the ongoing success of the Keel-Castlemaine LIFT Scheme, Local Individually Flexible Transport, which was initiated by Minister Brendan Griffin and Tommy Griffin last February, a new national scheme has been announced. Funding Available Funding is being provided by the Department of Transport to pilot similar community transport services in each of the fifteen… Read more…

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

In the course of last week The Maine Valley Post shared the Seán Mac an tSíthigh / RTÉ News story about the LIFT initiative being piloted currently in the Keel and Castlemaine areas. What About Insurance I got a couple of calls after it appeared from people wondering if it would work in and around… Read more…

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Lotto – €31,000 Won in Three Months

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Lotto – €31,000 Won in Three Months

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club officials were delighted to make presentations of winnings to their two most recent Match 3 winners. By: Deirdre O’Sullivan, PRO Eileen Sugrue, Lissivane along with John and Teresa Foley, Milltown received cheques for €375 at the specially convened presentation ceremony. Busy Time for Treasurer It’s been a busy couple of months… Read more…

Award Recognises ‘Heaven On Earth’ at Inch Beach

Award Recognises ‘Heaven On Earth’ at Inch Beach

One of Kerry’s and Ireland’s best-loved and most popular beaches has picked up a national award, coming out tops in the Irish Independent Travel Awards for 2018. The beach, which was hailed by readers of the newspaper as ‘Heaven on Earth’ was chosen as the country’s favourite. Praised the Work The award was accepted by… Read more…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

Mobiles Muscle Their Way onto Table Quiz Culture

Mobiles Muscle Their Way onto Table Quiz Culture

O’Shea’s Bar in Milltown will host a table quiz with a difference on this Friday night, January 5th. The quiz is the latest in a series of fundraisers for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2018 which will take place in Milltown in June. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is running a quiz league locally called… Read more…

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

And further back along the Maine Valley….. Boolteen’s Blacksmith, Florence O’Sullivan will feature on Nationwide after the Six-One News tonight, Friday, November 24th. at 7pm. Florence represents the fourth generation of smiths in his family line one of whom established the forge in ‘The Mall’ in the early 1870s. Never Looked Back Florence left school… Read more…

Down Syndrome Kerry to benefit from Richard’s ‘Songs from the Past’

Down Syndrome Kerry to benefit from Richard’s ‘Songs from the Past’

It’s thumbs up to Adam Dunphy of Glencar, the boy who inspired Richard Prendergast to put together a fundraising CD, Songs from the Past. By Janet Murphy Richard, a native of Keel, Castlemaine, met Adam, who has Down Syndrome, in the course of his job driving the local school bus. “Adam would be at the… Read more…

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

It promises to be a night of memories and nostalgia in Milltown on Friday, 14th July when a memoir of life in the mid-Kerry village is published and launched by a local retired teacher and historian. ‘Gwin for the Blue’ by Pat McKenna from Milltown recounts the happenings and characters of his native place in… Read more…

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Category Archives: Castlemaine

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

Ballinskelligs family, Paudie, Susan and their son JC will feature on Wednesday night’s TG4 documentary. Photograph Courtesy of TG4. BUMBLEance, unique to Ireland – born in Kerry, is an ambulance service that has been adapted exclusively for children and there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world! Bumbleance – Aistear Álainn is a one-hour… Read more…

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Arising from the ongoing success of the Keel-Castlemaine LIFT Scheme, Local Individually Flexible Transport, which was initiated by Minister Brendan Griffin and Tommy Griffin last February, a new national scheme has been announced. Funding Available Funding is being provided by the Department of Transport to pilot similar community transport services in each of the fifteen… Read more…

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

In the course of last week The Maine Valley Post shared the Seán Mac an tSíthigh / RTÉ News story about the LIFT initiative being piloted currently in the Keel and Castlemaine areas. What About Insurance I got a couple of calls after it appeared from people wondering if it would work in and around… Read more…

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Lotto – €31,000 Won in Three Months

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Lotto – €31,000 Won in Three Months

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club officials were delighted to make presentations of winnings to their two most recent Match 3 winners. By: Deirdre O’Sullivan, PRO Eileen Sugrue, Lissivane along with John and Teresa Foley, Milltown received cheques for €375 at the specially convened presentation ceremony. Busy Time for Treasurer It’s been a busy couple of months… Read more…

Award Recognises ‘Heaven On Earth’ at Inch Beach

Award Recognises ‘Heaven On Earth’ at Inch Beach

One of Kerry’s and Ireland’s best-loved and most popular beaches has picked up a national award, coming out tops in the Irish Independent Travel Awards for 2018. The beach, which was hailed by readers of the newspaper as ‘Heaven on Earth’ was chosen as the country’s favourite. Praised the Work The award was accepted by… Read more…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

Mobiles Muscle Their Way onto Table Quiz Culture

Mobiles Muscle Their Way onto Table Quiz Culture

O’Shea’s Bar in Milltown will host a table quiz with a difference on this Friday night, January 5th. The quiz is the latest in a series of fundraisers for Fleadh Cheoil Chiarraí 2018 which will take place in Milltown in June. The local branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann is running a quiz league locally called… Read more…

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

And further back along the Maine Valley….. Boolteen’s Blacksmith, Florence O’Sullivan will feature on Nationwide after the Six-One News tonight, Friday, November 24th. at 7pm. Florence represents the fourth generation of smiths in his family line one of whom established the forge in ‘The Mall’ in the early 1870s. Never Looked Back Florence left school… Read more…

Down Syndrome Kerry to benefit from Richard’s ‘Songs from the Past’

Down Syndrome Kerry to benefit from Richard’s ‘Songs from the Past’

It’s thumbs up to Adam Dunphy of Glencar, the boy who inspired Richard Prendergast to put together a fundraising CD, Songs from the Past. By Janet Murphy Richard, a native of Keel, Castlemaine, met Adam, who has Down Syndrome, in the course of his job driving the local school bus. “Adam would be at the… Read more…

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

It promises to be a night of memories and nostalgia in Milltown on Friday, 14th July when a memoir of life in the mid-Kerry village is published and launched by a local retired teacher and historian. ‘Gwin for the Blue’ by Pat McKenna from Milltown recounts the happenings and characters of his native place in… Read more…

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