Category Archives: Castlemaine

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 theRead 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 inRead more…

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

‘There’s a light beyond these woods, Mary Margaret. Do you think that we will go there, And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret? The lines of the hauntingly lovely song by Nancy Griffith occurred to me last week when talking to an American who had flown to Ireland and travelled to Castleisland to gazeRead more…

Deputy Ferris Congratulates Minister Griffin and Raises Plight of Listowel Boy

Deputy Ferris Congratulates Minister Griffin and Raises Plight of Listowel Boy

Sinn Féin TD for Kerry Martin Ferris has welcomed the appointment of fellow Kerry TD Brendan Griffin as a junior minister. “I would like to congratulate my colleague Brendan Griffin, on his promotion, it is a proud day for himself and his family,” said Deputy Ferris. “It is welcome news for Kerry as we seem toRead more…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire WhelanRead more…

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Con Curtin Festival 2017 Details Launched

Details have been released of the 2017 Con Curtin Music Festival in Brosna Village. The village will be a hive of music related activity from June 23rd -25th this year in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddler. The festival will get underway on Friday night June 23rd with a top class traditional concertRead more…

Tommy’s Charity Total Reaches €50,000 Peak – and Climbing

Tommy’s Charity Total Reaches €50,000 Peak – and Climbing

Incurable and intrepid cyclist, Tommy Sheehy has been raising funds through all of our currency changes over the years. Through it all, not to mention the blisters and the pain, he has raised tens of thousands for the charity closest to his heart, Enable Ireland. He has, however gone up a gear or two sinceRead more…

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

The official launch of the 2017 Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals took place on Friday morning at An Ríocht AC in Castleisland. It was the last official engagement on the old red tartan track as the new, two-tone surfacing material was being unloaded as the launch was going on. The event, sponsored by Denny, willRead more…

Talent Shines at Kerry Scór Na bPaistí Finals

Talent Shines at Kerry Scór Na bPaistí Finals

Music, song and dance were the predominant sounds in picturesque South Kerry as Foilmore Community Centre hosted the Kerry Scor na bPaistí finals recently. More than 137 competitors representing GAA clubs and primary schools from all over Kerry took part in the event, one of the social and cultural highlights of the GAA in Kerry.Read more…

Brexit and Eamon Casey Discussed at Castleisland Fine Gael AGM

Brexit and Eamon Casey Discussed at Castleisland Fine Gael AGM

An Ríocht AC kindly played host to the 2017 AGM for Castleisland’s Fine Gael branch last night. By: Art O’Mahony, Kerry Young Fine Gael Chairman Membership spanning three generations congregated in the front room for a healthy catch-up and to discuss a range of topics, from Brexit to Eamon Casey. Committed their Time Fine GaelRead more…