Category Archives: Charity

Day Centre and Cycling Club Appeal for Big Cycle Support

Day Centre and Cycling Club Appeal for Big Cycle Support

Castleisland Day Care Centre has launched full details of its 11th annual Fun Cycle. The event is scheduled to take place on Sunday, September 3rd and again there is a choice of routes to suit both beginners and the more experienced cyclists. Routes vary from an easy 15km to a 40 km spine to aRead more…

Card Players Turn Up Trumps for Charities

Card Players Turn Up Trumps for Charities

Five charities received €1,000 each from the card players at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Sunday night. The funds are raised through the 31 game held every Sunday night at the hotel. The recipient charities were: Bru Columbanus; Castleisland Day Care Centre; North Kerry Alzheimer’s; Kingdom Carers and Our Lady of the Angels. ResultsRead more…

Carrauntoohil Climb – A Day of Banter and Camaraderie

Carrauntoohil Climb – A Day of Banter and Camaraderie

Breda McGaley was part of the recent Carrauntoohil Climb on Saturday August 5th as part of a fundraiser for the Ray of Sunshine Foundation. Hannah Curtin, Charlie Farrelly, Martina O’Mahony and Willie Reidy are travelling to Kenya early next spring. Breda is a keen photographer and a founder member of the Castleisland Camera Club –Read more…

Rescheduled Classic Car and Honda 50 Run on this Friday at 7pm

Rescheduled Classic Car and Honda 50 Run on this Friday at 7pm

Members of the Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club were all set to go on their eighth annual charity run from Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant on the Friday evening of July 21st at 7pm. Weather took a hand – bad weather that is – and the event had to be postponed. Ready toRead more…

Dan Paddy Andy Festival Time in Lyreacrompane

Dan Paddy Andy Festival Time in Lyreacrompane

This year’s Dan Paddy Andy Festival in Lyreacrompane, over the August bank holiday weekend, has all the usual ingredients of an entertaining and fun-filled five days. However, the big news is that Declan Nerney and his mighty band are back in The Marquee on Sunday night, August 6th. Extended to Five Days The Hooley inRead more…

Weather Knocks Out this Evening’s Kingdom Classic Car and Honda 50 Run

Weather Knocks Out this Evening’s Kingdom Classic Car and Honda 50 Run

George Glover just rang to say that the weather has taken a hand and caused the postponement of this evening’s scheduled Kingdom Veteran Vintage & Classic Car Club’s eighth annual charity run from Ó Riada’s Bar and Restaurant. The run, in aid of Downs Syndrome Kerry, was scheduled to get underway at 7pm. Reschedule OverRead more…

Castleisland’s Hospice Ball back by Popular Demand

Castleisland’s Hospice Ball back by Popular Demand

‘Mark Saturday, November 25th into your Diary.’  That’s the message coming from the Castleisland fundraising branch of the Kerry Hospice Foundation. They have just announced the return of the popular Castleisland Hospice Dinner Dance. Taking a Break For several years the local group organised a Black & White Ball before taking a break for aRead more…

Join the Giro D’Jigsaw Cycle for Kerry youth this September

Join the Giro D’Jigsaw Cycle for Kerry youth this September

Jigsaw, Ireland’s National Centre for Youth Mental Health, is looking for 60 brave cyclists to join in an epic Giro D’Jigsaw Cycle Tour this September. This three day, eight stage, 470km charity cycle tour of Ireland is taking place from Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October to raise vital funds to support young peopleRead more…

Castleisland Race Committee Charity Donations Total €132,876

Castleisland Race Committee Charity Donations Total €132,876

Castleisland Festival and Race Committee presented cheques to nominated charities on Friday night in Tom McCarthy’s Bar. This year €8,086 was raised and presented to the charities and organisations as follows: Glebe Lodge Residential Centre received €955 from the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race / Fun Run. Drive-In-Bingo Gaelscoil Aogáin received €1,205Read more…

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…