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Diarmuid and Shane: Gardening Together at Parknageragh House

Diarmuid and Shane: Gardening Together at Parknageragh House

Gardening Together is a new television series on RTÉ One and BBC One Northern Ireland and the coming Friday night’s episode on RTÉ One at 8pm will feature Castleisland’s Shane McAuliffe and the fruits of his relatively recent conversion to the joys of gardening. Presenter, Diarmuid Gavin will focus on Shane’s massive and time consuming… Read more…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel in Junior Championship Quarter Finals   Knocknagoshel qualified for the quarter finals of the Junior Championship following an easy victory over Sneem / Derrynane in Beaufort on Saturday evening.    Sneem / Derrynane opened the scoring with a point from play by Denis O’Sullivan. A point by John Walsh and two points each by… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up – Kerrie Browne Memorial Run Raised €10,300

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up – Kerrie Browne Memorial Run Raised €10,300

Kerrie Browne Memorial Run Raised €10,300 The Browne, Kiely and O’Sullivan families wish to thank everyone who contributed in so many ways to Kerrie’s run on 5th January last.  An impressive €10,300 was raised and is being shared among the organisations so close to her heart. Special thanks to Noel Lane, Duhallow Running Club and… Read more…

From Social Care Studies to the Silver Screen – Laura Reidy’s Storyboard to Date

From Social Care Studies to the Silver Screen – Laura Reidy’s Storyboard to Date

A few weeks ago The Maine Valley Post was contacted from London by Castleisland native, Áine Nelligan with a tip-off that I should look at what her former St. Joseph’s Secondary School classmate, Laura Reidy is doing in the related areas of film, theatre and writing. Apart from the tip-off, Áine also provided a summary… Read more…

Enhanced Restart Grant Details Available from Local Authorities this Week

Enhanced Restart Grant Details Available from Local Authorities this Week

Cllr. Charlie Farrelly send a message to alert business people in the qualifying categories that details of an ‘Enhanced Restart Grant’ will be available from all local authorities this week. “The groups eligible for this enhanced grant will include those in the bed and breakfast and sports club businesses. “The grant scheme will also look… Read more…

€25,000 to Help Castleisland be Street Wise in New Normal

€25,000 to Help Castleisland be Street Wise in New Normal

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD has just announced the first towns and villages to benefit from the new July Stimulus Package of COVID-19 supports. The fact that Castleisland got €25,000 and is among those included the first tranche of the support scheme has been welcomed locally by: Cllr. Bobby O’Connell,… Read more…

New Group to Promote Employment Creation and Retention in Kerry

New Group to Promote Employment Creation and Retention in Kerry

A new inter-agency group has been established to promote employment creation and retention in Kerry. The working group is one of the many initiatives in place to help to reboot the Kerry economy and to support businesses through the current economic challenges. The Employment Creation and Retention Working Group has been welcomed by the Cathaoirleach… Read more…

The Late Theresa O’Shea, nee Morrin, Cordal, Co. Kerry and late of Irishtown, Co. Mayo.

The Late Theresa O’Shea, nee Morrin, Cordal, Co. Kerry and late of Irishtown, Co. Mayo.

The death has occurred of Theresa O’Shea, nee Morrin, Glenlarhan, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Boleyboy, Irishtown, Co. Mayo. Mrs. O’Shea passed away, peacefully, on June 28th 2020, in Birmingham, U.K., in the care of her loving daughters. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Sadly missed by her loving son Tom, daughters Helen… Read more…

Enquiries on O’Keeffe Festival and Horse Fair as we Turn into Autumn

Enquiries on O’Keeffe Festival and Horse Fair as we Turn into Autumn

November 1st has fallen on a Sunday on innumerable times over the years and certainly on a couple of occasions recently  enough. So what? The consequences of this harmless occurrence for Castleisland is that the town’s annual horse fair moves to the Monday 2nd when November 1st lands on a Sunday. This occasional coincidence of… Read more…

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Diarmuid and Shane: Gardening Together at Parknageragh House

Diarmuid and Shane: Gardening Together at Parknageragh House

Gardening Together is a new television series on RTÉ One and BBC One Northern Ireland and the coming Friday night’s episode on RTÉ One at 8pm will feature Castleisland’s Shane McAuliffe and the fruits of his relatively recent conversion to the joys of gardening. Presenter, Diarmuid Gavin will focus on Shane’s massive and time consuming… Read more…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel in Junior Championship Quarter Finals   Knocknagoshel qualified for the quarter finals of the Junior Championship following an easy victory over Sneem / Derrynane in Beaufort on Saturday evening.    Sneem / Derrynane opened the scoring with a point from play by Denis O’Sullivan. A point by John Walsh and two points each by… Read more…

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up – Kerrie Browne Memorial Run Raised €10,300

Brosna GAA Club News Round-Up – Kerrie Browne Memorial Run Raised €10,300

Kerrie Browne Memorial Run Raised €10,300 The Browne, Kiely and O’Sullivan families wish to thank everyone who contributed in so many ways to Kerrie’s run on 5th January last.  An impressive €10,300 was raised and is being shared among the organisations so close to her heart. Special thanks to Noel Lane, Duhallow Running Club and… Read more…

From Social Care Studies to the Silver Screen – Laura Reidy’s Storyboard to Date

From Social Care Studies to the Silver Screen – Laura Reidy’s Storyboard to Date

A few weeks ago The Maine Valley Post was contacted from London by Castleisland native, Áine Nelligan with a tip-off that I should look at what her former St. Joseph’s Secondary School classmate, Laura Reidy is doing in the related areas of film, theatre and writing. Apart from the tip-off, Áine also provided a summary… Read more…

Enhanced Restart Grant Details Available from Local Authorities this Week

Enhanced Restart Grant Details Available from Local Authorities this Week

Cllr. Charlie Farrelly send a message to alert business people in the qualifying categories that details of an ‘Enhanced Restart Grant’ will be available from all local authorities this week. “The groups eligible for this enhanced grant will include those in the bed and breakfast and sports club businesses. “The grant scheme will also look… Read more…

€25,000 to Help Castleisland be Street Wise in New Normal

€25,000 to Help Castleisland be Street Wise in New Normal

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD has just announced the first towns and villages to benefit from the new July Stimulus Package of COVID-19 supports. The fact that Castleisland got €25,000 and is among those included the first tranche of the support scheme has been welcomed locally by: Cllr. Bobby O’Connell,… Read more…

New Group to Promote Employment Creation and Retention in Kerry

New Group to Promote Employment Creation and Retention in Kerry

A new inter-agency group has been established to promote employment creation and retention in Kerry. The working group is one of the many initiatives in place to help to reboot the Kerry economy and to support businesses through the current economic challenges. The Employment Creation and Retention Working Group has been welcomed by the Cathaoirleach… Read more…

The Late Theresa O’Shea, nee Morrin, Cordal, Co. Kerry and late of Irishtown, Co. Mayo.

The Late Theresa O’Shea, nee Morrin, Cordal, Co. Kerry and late of Irishtown, Co. Mayo.

The death has occurred of Theresa O’Shea, nee Morrin, Glenlarhan, Cordal, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Boleyboy, Irishtown, Co. Mayo. Mrs. O’Shea passed away, peacefully, on June 28th 2020, in Birmingham, U.K., in the care of her loving daughters. Beloved wife of the late Michael. Sadly missed by her loving son Tom, daughters Helen… Read more…

Enquiries on O’Keeffe Festival and Horse Fair as we Turn into Autumn

Enquiries on O’Keeffe Festival and Horse Fair as we Turn into Autumn

November 1st has fallen on a Sunday on innumerable times over the years and certainly on a couple of occasions recently  enough. So what? The consequences of this harmless occurrence for Castleisland is that the town’s annual horse fair moves to the Monday 2nd when November 1st lands on a Sunday. This occasional coincidence of… Read more…

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