Category Archives: Charity

New Hospice Walk Route Worked – Even in the Rain

New Hospice Walk Route Worked – Even in the Rain

The AGM of the Castleisland Branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation, earlier this year, heard that a total of €20,126.00 had been raised locally over the course 2016. This figure was transferred to the foundation and, as with all money collected for the foundation in Kerry,  it is spent on services within the county. ImportanceRead more…

Carmel Linehan Memorial Run/Walk/Jog On Easter Monday

Carmel Linehan Memorial Run/Walk/Jog On Easter Monday

Knocknagoshel Women’s Group will hold its ninth annual Carmel Linehan Memorial Run/Walk/Jog later on today, Easter Monday, April 17th. The event will start at Knocknagoshel Community Centre at 12 noon and finish there – where refreshments will be available afterwards. Over 55s Club This year’s event is in aid of the Knocknagoshel Over 55s ClubRead more…

Wanted: Walkers / Fun Runners For Hospice Walk

Wanted: Walkers / Fun Runners For Hospice Walk

A reminder that the Castleisland branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation is appealing to the people of the locality to come out at 11am this morning in support of the foundation, its work and building programme. The organisers have changed the route for the near 20 year old, annual event and they estimate that thisRead more…

Ger’s Memorial Day Raised €2,800 for Kerry Cork Bus

Ger’s Memorial Day Raised €2,800 for Kerry Cork Bus

The family and friends of the late Farranfore native, Jeremiah G. ‘Ger’ Coffey got together again on Sunday night in Sherwood’s Bar and Restaurant in the village. They were there to finalise the business side of the golf fundraiser they held to mark the first anniversary of his death. Proceeds of the Day They invitedRead more…

The Black Road is the New Route for Hospice Walk

The Black Road is the New Route for Hospice Walk

The local branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation is preparing for the annual Good Friday Hospice Walk. Committee members have made a change to the route this year. It has been decided to go the popular route of heading out the Cordal road towards Tullig and around the Black Road. Branch Left at Garvey’s WalkersRead more…

Grey Mountain Challenge for Ray of Sunshine Mission

Grey Mountain Challenge for Ray of Sunshine Mission

They’re billing it as the Great Grey Mountain Challenge and they’re looking for contemporaries to take on the climb with them. But this is no ordinary mountain and these are no ordinary men. If a previous mercy mission to Africa with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation in 2016 makes him a missionary veteran, then CharlieRead more…

Castleisland and Cordal 31 Card Games Results

Castleisland and Cordal 31 Card Games Results

River Island Hotel Cards The following are the results of the card game held in the River Island Hotel on Sunday night. 1st. Kathleen O’Connor and Patrick O’Donoghue, Charlie Farrelly and Gerry O’Connell, Tess Brosnan and Peter Tangney, Hannah and Liam Herlihy. Ladies: Norrie O’Connor and Dolly McAulliffe. Gents: Tom Horgan and Brendan Maunsell, JoeRead more…

Anyone for the Last Few Wedding Dresses at Sue Ryder Sale ?

Anyone for the Last Few Wedding Dresses at Sue Ryder Sale ?

A large, rectangular sign on the street-side window of the Sue Ryder Foundation shop at Lower Main Street here in Castleisland is letting the world know that new wedding dresses are on sale within for €50. The Sue Ryder Foundation Charity Shop in Castleisland has been operating for four years. The foundation supports the careRead more…

Look Out for Lollipop Day Volunteers Today and Tomorrow

Look Out for Lollipop Day Volunteers Today and Tomorrow

One of Ireland’s favourite and most famous golfers, Pádraig Harrington is the patron of the Oesophageal Cancer Fund (OCF). Though its street awareness campaign fundraiser is being flagged as ‘Lollipop Day’ for today, Friday, March 3rd, tomorrow Saturday, March 4th is tagging along and they make up the two great, nationwide days for the fund. CastleislandRead more…

Tomorrow is Happy Pancake Day at Slice of Life

Tomorrow is Happy Pancake Day at Slice of Life

Kerry Mental Health campaigner, Joan Brosnan is holding a Happy Pancake Day tomorrow, Shrove Tuesday at the Slice of Life health-food shop at 75 to 79 Main Street. Joan will be making regular and gluten free pancakes there from 11am to 2pm. The pancakes will come with a choice of toppings that will suit peopleRead more…