Category Archives: Charity

Cash for Ash at Today’s Castleisland Vintage Run

Cash for Ash at Today’s Castleisland Vintage Run

A 7′ x 4′ x one metre deep trailer of seasoned ash firewood will be raffled as part of the Castleisland Vintage Run efforts to raise funds for the Kerry Cancer Support Group’s Kerry / Cork Health Link Bus service. To win the contents of the trailer, tickets for €5 each or three for €10Read more…

Today is Kerry Hospice Sunflower Day in Castleisland

Today is Kerry Hospice Sunflower Day in Castleisland

Today, Friday, June 9th. is the annual Hospice Sunflower Day in Castleisland and volunteers will be collecting in the area. All of the funds collected go directly to the Kerry Hospice Foundation. The Suimhneas Centre, located at Kerry University Hospital, is described as ‘a fantastic facility’ and the in-patients unit which is currently under constructionRead more…

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Treatment figures and statistics released by the Castleisland based addiction treatment centre, Talbot Grove this week show that alcohol continues to be the main drug of addiction in Irish Society. The report also shows that 85% of all participants successfully complete the residential treatment programme at the centre. Prestigious Award Talbot Grove was recently awardedRead more…

Leisure Cycle and Drive-In Bingo to Wrap Up Festival 2017

Leisure Cycle and Drive-In Bingo to Wrap Up Festival 2017

Charity Cycle and Drive-In Bingo To usher in the latter-up of the Castleisland Summer Festival 2017, on this Friday evening, June 9th there will be a 40k Leisure Cycle in aid of St Ita’s and St Joseph’s National School, Tralee. Registration will take place at the Library Car Park at 6.30pm. There is an entryRead more…

Aisling and Thomas, Emma and Michelle Shine at Glittering Dance Finale

Aisling and Thomas, Emma and Michelle Shine at Glittering Dance Finale

If you instantly cop the link between: Paddy White, Nora Fealey, Thomas ‘Harry’ Callaghan, Aisling O’Connell, Michelle Reidy, Emma Sweeney, Lezek Brozozka, Siobhán Daly, Sandra Hartnett-O’Connor and Michael ‘Trod’ Broderick – you’re well up on your history then. The three-year history of Castleisland’s involvement with the countrywide, fundraising phenomena of Strictly Come Dancing – thatRead more…

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Friday turned out to be a Leo kind of evening. As I made my way towards the start of the annual Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K / 10K Road Race / Walk, the cheers of Leo Varadkar supporters and the announcement of his elevation rang in my ears. I got to the Limerick Road starting pointRead 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…

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

Survivor Noel Keeps His Vintage Promise Rolling

In celebrating his second chance at life, Castleisland man, Noel O’Connor pledged to help fund the work of the people who brought him back from the brink. Noel lost a lung to cancer in 1999. Before he went under the knife he made a pact with his Maker that he would get actively involved inRead more…

Donated Camera Collection on Sale at Sue Ryder

Donated Camera Collection on Sale at Sue Ryder

Keen photographers in the area might like to know about a collection of cameras which has just been donated to the Sue Ryder Charity Shop at Lower Main Street. It’s quite an eclectic collection as all the well known makers are represented. Most of the cameras are of the film variety and they look likeRead more…

The Door is Always Open at Second Chance

The Door is Always Open at Second Chance

The Second Chance Charity Shop on Main Street, Castleisland is dedicated to increasing awareness of mental health issues and promoting positive mental health for everyone. Originally the brainchild of two local ladies, second chance has now become an established presence on Castleisland’s Main Street and, is in its fourth successful year of trading. All theRead more…