Category Archives: Charity

Pilot Programme for Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week

Pilot Programme for Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week

Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week will run all the coming week from Monday, October 9th. to Saturday, October 14th. Kerry Mental Health Committee member, Kate Shanahan explained what people can expect from the week and its free courses at various locations throughout the town from Monday to Saturday. “We’re bringing a big programme here toRead more…

Kerry Samaritans on Recruitment Drive

Kerry Samaritans on Recruitment Drive

Kerry Samaritans had 35, 909 contacts in 2016. These contacts included telephone calls, emails and people who called to the branch centre. That’s according to a recruitment call from the organisation which receives a call every six seconds.  Calls Increased Dramatically “Since the introduction of the free to caller number in 2014 our calls haveRead more…

Betty Empties her Coffee/Tea Jar for Day Care Centre

Betty Empties her Coffee/Tea Jar for Day Care Centre

When Betty O’Connell and her staff took over the reins at Kearney’s Bar in August 2015 one of the first decisions they made was to place a special jar on a shelf behind the counter. A twin decision was made to donate the takings from coffee and tea drinkers to various charities. The first theyRead more…

Benny Thade Celebrates A Year at The Rambling House

Benny Thade Celebrates A Year at The Rambling House

Benny Thade McCarthy’s new season of the Rambling House begins on this Monday night October 2nd at 9pm at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse in Abbeyfeale. All singers, storytellers, musicians and dancers are welcome to attend. Host Benny Thade would love to see you all there on the night to celebrate the first birthday. A BigRead more…

Currow to Stage Eamon Carey Memorial Tractor/Truck Run

Currow to Stage Eamon Carey Memorial Tractor/Truck Run

Currow is set to stage the Eamon Carey Memorial Tractor/Truck Run in memory of a much loved Currow man and Pieta House will benefit. The run will be held on Sunday, October 8th and the late Mr. Carey’s sister Mary B explained how the event came about: Friends and Family “His friends and family decidedRead 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…

Hospice Branch Thrilled at Coffee Morning Response

Hospice Branch Thrilled at Coffee Morning Response

Though they’re still counting the total from their big fundraising day, Castleisland Hospice fundraising branch members are thrilled with the response to this year’s annual coffee morning which was held on Thursday from 9am to 5pm. Huge crowds turned out at both Jack Shanahan’s coffee space in Garvey’s SuperValu and at the new town venueRead more…

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Wanted for Sixth Paudie Fitzmaurice Run

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Wanted for Sixth Paudie Fitzmaurice Run

A call is going out for tractors and roadworthy, vintage cars and motorbikes of all kinds to take part in an annual run for charity. The sixth annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Run will be held on Sunday, September 10th 2017. The Black Banks The cavalcade will set out starting at Cordal GAARead more…

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…