Category Archives: Keel

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

Ballinskelligs family, Paudie, Susan and their son JC will feature on Wednesday night’s TG4 documentary. Photograph Courtesy of TG4. BUMBLEance, unique to Ireland – born in Kerry, is an ambulance service that has been adapted exclusively for children and there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world! Bumbleance – Aistear Álainn is a one-hour… Read more…

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Arising from the ongoing success of the Keel-Castlemaine LIFT Scheme, Local Individually Flexible Transport, which was initiated by Minister Brendan Griffin and Tommy Griffin last February, a new national scheme has been announced. Funding Available Funding is being provided by the Department of Transport to pilot similar community transport services in each of the fifteen… Read more…

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

In the course of last week The Maine Valley Post shared the Seán Mac an tSíthigh / RTÉ News story about the LIFT initiative being piloted currently in the Keel and Castlemaine areas. What About Insurance I got a couple of calls after it appeared from people wondering if it would work in and around… Read more…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

And further back along the Maine Valley….. Boolteen’s Blacksmith, Florence O’Sullivan will feature on Nationwide after the Six-One News tonight, Friday, November 24th. at 7pm. Florence represents the fourth generation of smiths in his family line one of whom established the forge in ‘The Mall’ in the early 1870s. Never Looked Back Florence left school… Read 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 the… Read more…

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

‘There’s a light beyond these woods, Mary Margaret. Do you think that we will go there, And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret? The lines of the hauntingly lovely song by Nancy Griffith occurred to me last week when talking to an American who had flown to Ireland and travelled to Castleisland to gaze… Read more…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire Whelan… Read more…

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

The official launch of the 2017 Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals took place on Friday morning at An Ríocht AC in Castleisland. It was the last official engagement on the old red tartan track as the new, two-tone surfacing material was being unloaded as the launch was going on. The event, sponsored by Denny, will… Read more…

Talent Shines at Kerry Scór Na bPaistí Finals

Talent Shines at Kerry Scór Na bPaistí Finals

Music, song and dance were the predominant sounds in picturesque South Kerry as Foilmore Community Centre hosted the Kerry Scor na bPaistí finals recently. More than 137 competitors representing GAA clubs and primary schools from all over Kerry took part in the event, one of the social and cultural highlights of the GAA in Kerry.… Read more…

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Category Archives: Keel

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

BUMBLance; Aistear Álainn – The TG4 Documentary

Ballinskelligs family, Paudie, Susan and their son JC will feature on Wednesday night’s TG4 documentary. Photograph Courtesy of TG4. BUMBLEance, unique to Ireland – born in Kerry, is an ambulance service that has been adapted exclusively for children and there’s nothing like it anywhere else in the world! Bumbleance – Aistear Álainn is a one-hour… Read more…

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Keel/Castlemaine Rural Community Transport Idea – Almost Nationwide

Arising from the ongoing success of the Keel-Castlemaine LIFT Scheme, Local Individually Flexible Transport, which was initiated by Minister Brendan Griffin and Tommy Griffin last February, a new national scheme has been announced. Funding Available Funding is being provided by the Department of Transport to pilot similar community transport services in each of the fifteen… Read more…

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

In the course of last week The Maine Valley Post shared the Seán Mac an tSíthigh / RTÉ News story about the LIFT initiative being piloted currently in the Keel and Castlemaine areas. What About Insurance I got a couple of calls after it appeared from people wondering if it would work in and around… Read more…

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

Music Capital Fund Information Session on St. Brigid’s Day

A bugle call is being issued to all Kerry musicians, bands, collectives, music groups, music organisations, schools and interested communities. An information session, on a new capital fund that will support the purchase of musical instruments, will take place in Tralee Library in Moyderwell at 5pm on Thursday, February 1st and everyone is welcome. Two… Read more…

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

And further back along the Maine Valley….. Boolteen’s Blacksmith, Florence O’Sullivan will feature on Nationwide after the Six-One News tonight, Friday, November 24th. at 7pm. Florence represents the fourth generation of smiths in his family line one of whom established the forge in ‘The Mall’ in the early 1870s. Never Looked Back Florence left school… Read 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 the… Read more…

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

Track Update to Trigger Big Meeting Here ?

‘There’s a light beyond these woods, Mary Margaret. Do you think that we will go there, And see what makes it shine, Mary Margaret? The lines of the hauntingly lovely song by Nancy Griffith occurred to me last week when talking to an American who had flown to Ireland and travelled to Castleisland to gaze… Read more…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire Whelan… Read more…

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

Denny Kerry Community Games Finals on June 24th and 25th

The official launch of the 2017 Kerry Community Games Athletics Finals took place on Friday morning at An Ríocht AC in Castleisland. It was the last official engagement on the old red tartan track as the new, two-tone surfacing material was being unloaded as the launch was going on. The event, sponsored by Denny, will… Read more…

Talent Shines at Kerry Scór Na bPaistí Finals

Talent Shines at Kerry Scór Na bPaistí Finals

Music, song and dance were the predominant sounds in picturesque South Kerry as Foilmore Community Centre hosted the Kerry Scor na bPaistí finals recently. More than 137 competitors representing GAA clubs and primary schools from all over Kerry took part in the event, one of the social and cultural highlights of the GAA in Kerry.… Read more…

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