Category Archives: Entertainment

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…

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

President Trump Invited to Watch Fishy Film in Abbeyfeale

Glórach takes a lead from President Trump The Glórach committee has invited President Donald Trump to attend its special screening of Finding Dory at 2.30pm on Sunday August 20th. If he happens to be nearby at his golf club in Co. Clare and can attend – he’s welcome. No Fake News here. During his recentRead 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…

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

Betty and The Mad Ones – What’s Next ?

The question was asked even as the The Galway Street Club played on. Will they do this or something like it again ? Betty and The Mad Ones provided the finest example of how a most unlikely business partnership can work together to bring a dream / idea to fruition – when the will isRead more…

Traffic Stopping Performance by Galway Street Club

Traffic Stopping Performance by Galway Street Club

The Mad Ones from The Mad Ones transported them down from Galway; they stopped traffic on Castleisland’s Main Street this afternoon; Betty watered them; Den Joe fed them; They’re brilliant; They’re the Galway Street Club. Welcome to Castleisland, Saturday July 1st 2017. There is many a great saying about music and its hold over thoseRead more…

Castle of the Island Society Launch GoFundMe Page

Castle of the Island Society Launch GoFundMe Page

The recently formed Castle of the Island Society held a launch at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland on Friday, June 2nd. This launch was held in order to promote the society which aspires to make a documentary about the history of Castleisland Castle later this summer. A number of short videos outlining the contentsRead 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…

Abbeyfeale and District News

Abbeyfeale and District News

The monthly West Limerick singing session will be held on this Friday night, June 2nd at 9.30pm in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. By Marian Harnett All welcome to come along and join us for a night of traditional singing and storytelling. Alcoholics Anonymous An open public meeting of AA will take place in Duagh NationalRead more…

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

The coming Sunday, June 4th at 12:30pm the 158th running of Castleisland Races will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan. This year the races are part of the Castleisland Summer Fest which will kick off on Friday evening, June 2nd with the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race andRead more…