Category Archives: Castlemaine

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. TwoRead 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 calledRead 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 schoolRead 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 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…