Category Archives: Scartaglin

Deputy Danny and the Retro-Fit Funding Leak

Deputy Danny and the Retro-Fit Funding Leak

A short, sharp comment from Deputy Danny Healy Rae on the running aground of the funding for the housing retro fit scheme. “Following the news today that the money has run out for the Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme, I think that it is shameful that the Minister for Housing and the Government are leading people… Read more…

Drive-In Bingo – A Victim of the Scourge of Insurance Avarice

Drive-In Bingo – A Victim of the Scourge of Insurance Avarice

That Romantic Ireland, if it ever existed, is dead and gone is now well and truly confirmed as its coffin is rained with rusty nails. The romance of rural Ireland was in the spontaneity of its people and in the rough and tumble of their past-times and pursuits. But the land is now being stalked… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Lotto at The Shoemaker’s The last lotto draw was held in the Shoemaker’s Bar last Saturday. By: Gerdie Murphy, PRO The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 16, 23. There was no winner of the jackpot of €6,300. Lucky dip prizes to: Domo Lyne, Killarney Road, €30 and €20 each to: Denis O’Donovan, Castleisland;  Cait Lynch,… Read more…

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

In spite of a cast iron – if you’ll pardon the unpardonable – guarantee to Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the weekend that a full road closure would not be put in place on College Road this week, the road is as fully closed as it can be this evening. The surface of the road has… Read more…

An Ríocht AC Make Presentation to Denis Finnegan

An Ríocht AC Make Presentation to Denis Finnegan

Killarney native and An Ríocht Athletic Club member Denis Finnegan was back at club headquarters in Castleisland on Saturday afternoon for a special presentation to mark his most recent, high profile achievements. Only last week, competing in the triple jump, he helped Ireland to retain its European League One status at the European Team Championships… Read more…

Kerry County Council Rules Out ‘Full Closure’ on College Road

Kerry County Council Rules Out ‘Full Closure’ on College Road

Residents in the College Road area of Castleisland got notices this Saturday morning of a ‘Full Road Closure’ for the area from Monday, August 19th to Friday 23rd. This is the result of the Irish Water replacement of rusted supply pipes from the old library to Kilbanivane. The replacement of the pipes and links to… Read more…

Maintaining The Maine Valley Post – You Can Help

Maintaining The Maine Valley Post – You Can Help

Over the past few weeks you may have seen the contributions advert on these pages and it’s there for reasons of continuity and survival. We stress in this notice that The Maine Valley Post was, is and will be a free-to-access, local news site. There will never be any obligation on anyone anywhere to pay… Read more…

Podcast: Mag Recalls Heart Transplant On Donors’ Memorial Day

Podcast: Mag Recalls Heart Transplant On Donors’ Memorial Day

  Click on the bar above to hear the podcast. The helicopter which took Margaret ‘Mag’ Mitchell to Dublin on the Tuesday afternoon of April 29th 2014 left the sod of The Crageens with cheers and tears and waves and wishes.  As the chopper lifted, the still gathering crowd shouted and waved its wishes after… Read more…

Cara Credit Union’s €10,500 Giveaway To Third Level Students

Cara Credit Union’s €10,500 Giveaway To Third Level Students

Calling all college students, would €1,500 help finance your studies? if the answer is yes, then check out Cara Credit Union’s Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards. The Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards Cara Credit Union’s Education Awards are open to undergraduates in a full-time course of at least two years’ duration and The Dan Kellegher… Read more…

Ecumenical Service Planned for St. Stephen’s Cemetery on Tuesday Evening

Ecumenical Service Planned for St. Stephen’s Cemetery on Tuesday Evening

A Blessing of Graves with an Ecumenical Service will be conducted at St Stephen’s Cemetery, Castleisland on the coming Tuesday, August 20th at 8pm. It will be celebrated by Fr. Mossie Brick P.P. Castleisland and Rev Joe Hardy, Church of Ireland. Restoration committee members, Sheila Crowley and Sheila Hannon provided the background to the site… Read more…

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Category Archives: Scartaglin

Deputy Danny and the Retro-Fit Funding Leak

Deputy Danny and the Retro-Fit Funding Leak

A short, sharp comment from Deputy Danny Healy Rae on the running aground of the funding for the housing retro fit scheme. “Following the news today that the money has run out for the Deep Retrofit Pilot Scheme, I think that it is shameful that the Minister for Housing and the Government are leading people… Read more…

Drive-In Bingo – A Victim of the Scourge of Insurance Avarice

Drive-In Bingo – A Victim of the Scourge of Insurance Avarice

That Romantic Ireland, if it ever existed, is dead and gone is now well and truly confirmed as its coffin is rained with rusty nails. The romance of rural Ireland was in the spontaneity of its people and in the rough and tumble of their past-times and pursuits. But the land is now being stalked… Read more…

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club News Round-Up

Lotto at The Shoemaker’s The last lotto draw was held in the Shoemaker’s Bar last Saturday. By: Gerdie Murphy, PRO The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 16, 23. There was no winner of the jackpot of €6,300. Lucky dip prizes to: Domo Lyne, Killarney Road, €30 and €20 each to: Denis O’Donovan, Castleisland;  Cait Lynch,… Read more…

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

Full Road Closure It Is on College Road While Resurfacing Lasts

In spite of a cast iron – if you’ll pardon the unpardonable – guarantee to Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the weekend that a full road closure would not be put in place on College Road this week, the road is as fully closed as it can be this evening. The surface of the road has… Read more…

An Ríocht AC Make Presentation to Denis Finnegan

An Ríocht AC Make Presentation to Denis Finnegan

Killarney native and An Ríocht Athletic Club member Denis Finnegan was back at club headquarters in Castleisland on Saturday afternoon for a special presentation to mark his most recent, high profile achievements. Only last week, competing in the triple jump, he helped Ireland to retain its European League One status at the European Team Championships… Read more…

Kerry County Council Rules Out ‘Full Closure’ on College Road

Kerry County Council Rules Out ‘Full Closure’ on College Road

Residents in the College Road area of Castleisland got notices this Saturday morning of a ‘Full Road Closure’ for the area from Monday, August 19th to Friday 23rd. This is the result of the Irish Water replacement of rusted supply pipes from the old library to Kilbanivane. The replacement of the pipes and links to… Read more…

Maintaining The Maine Valley Post – You Can Help

Maintaining The Maine Valley Post – You Can Help

Over the past few weeks you may have seen the contributions advert on these pages and it’s there for reasons of continuity and survival. We stress in this notice that The Maine Valley Post was, is and will be a free-to-access, local news site. There will never be any obligation on anyone anywhere to pay… Read more…

Podcast: Mag Recalls Heart Transplant On Donors’ Memorial Day

Podcast: Mag Recalls Heart Transplant On Donors’ Memorial Day

  Click on the bar above to hear the podcast. The helicopter which took Margaret ‘Mag’ Mitchell to Dublin on the Tuesday afternoon of April 29th 2014 left the sod of The Crageens with cheers and tears and waves and wishes.  As the chopper lifted, the still gathering crowd shouted and waved its wishes after… Read more…

Cara Credit Union’s €10,500 Giveaway To Third Level Students

Cara Credit Union’s €10,500 Giveaway To Third Level Students

Calling all college students, would €1,500 help finance your studies? if the answer is yes, then check out Cara Credit Union’s Education and Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards. The Dan Kellegher Memorial Awards Cara Credit Union’s Education Awards are open to undergraduates in a full-time course of at least two years’ duration and The Dan Kellegher… Read more…

Ecumenical Service Planned for St. Stephen’s Cemetery on Tuesday Evening

Ecumenical Service Planned for St. Stephen’s Cemetery on Tuesday Evening

A Blessing of Graves with an Ecumenical Service will be conducted at St Stephen’s Cemetery, Castleisland on the coming Tuesday, August 20th at 8pm. It will be celebrated by Fr. Mossie Brick P.P. Castleisland and Rev Joe Hardy, Church of Ireland. Restoration committee members, Sheila Crowley and Sheila Hannon provided the background to the site… Read more…

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