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The Dog Show is in Town Today

The Dog Show is in Town Today

It happens quietly every year without advertising, fuss or horn-blowing. And if you noticed that Castleisland’s fine Main Street was turned into a dog-walk last evening and night you might just also know that the ‘dog show’ is back in town. Covered in Tents You still have time to catch some action as the track… Read more…

A Little Nudge to Castleisland Camera Club Members

A Little Nudge to Castleisland Camera Club Members

Because there is such a surge of interest in photography in the area since Castleisland Camera Club set out its stall a few years ago and because I came across an outstanding photograph of an amazing man, I thought I’d bring it to the attention of the club members. The Clare Champion John Kelly is… Read more…

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Launches ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ Offer

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Launches ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ Offer

The Castleisland based Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival has just launched its online tickets sale initiative for the 27th annual festival which runs this year from Friday, October 25th to Monday 28th inclusive. By Conor O’Mahony The special ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ will give patrons access to all the events that run over the course… Read more…

Desmonds Ladies Will Take Your Clothes

Desmonds Ladies Will Take Your Clothes

Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club members are organising a ‘Cash for Clothes Collection’ on this Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 12noon. Club PRO, Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy said that the ‘Items Wanted’ list includes: clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, towels and curtains. Bags of clothes can be dropped to the clubhouse on Saturday… Read more…

Memorial Mass at An Ríocht AC this Wednesday Evening at 8pm

Memorial Mass at An Ríocht AC this Wednesday Evening at 8pm

A special mass for the deceased members of An Riocht AC will be offered at the clubhouse on this Wednesday evening at 8pm. The mass will be celebrated by Castleisland PP, Fr. Mossie Brick. The following is a list of people being acknowledged and prayed for on this special occasion: Peter Rodgers, Anthony Cronin, J.J.… Read more…

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…

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…

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…

Mike Kenny – A Celebration of his Work on his Eighth Anniversary

Mike Kenny – A Celebration of his Work on his Eighth Anniversary

Today, August 12th. 2019 marks the eighth anniversary of the death of Castleisland native, artist, sculptor and event organiser, Mike Kenny of Killarney Road. While on a different mission altogether a couple of days ago I happened across a batch of negatives dated Mid July 1992 and labelled ‘MK Work Done’ and it was timely.… Read more…

The Late Tom Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Castleisland

The Late Tom Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Castleisland

The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) Walsh, Moanmore, Limerick Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel. On August 9th 2019 after a short illness bravely borne. Beloved husband of Betty and dear father of William, Marian, Daniel, Rebecca and Thomas. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, daughter-in-law Caroline, Adrian and… Read more…

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Category Archives: Uncategorized

The Dog Show is in Town Today

The Dog Show is in Town Today

It happens quietly every year without advertising, fuss or horn-blowing. And if you noticed that Castleisland’s fine Main Street was turned into a dog-walk last evening and night you might just also know that the ‘dog show’ is back in town. Covered in Tents You still have time to catch some action as the track… Read more…

A Little Nudge to Castleisland Camera Club Members

A Little Nudge to Castleisland Camera Club Members

Because there is such a surge of interest in photography in the area since Castleisland Camera Club set out its stall a few years ago and because I came across an outstanding photograph of an amazing man, I thought I’d bring it to the attention of the club members. The Clare Champion John Kelly is… Read more…

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Launches ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ Offer

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival Launches ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ Offer

The Castleisland based Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival has just launched its online tickets sale initiative for the 27th annual festival which runs this year from Friday, October 25th to Monday 28th inclusive. By Conor O’Mahony The special ‘Early Bird Weekend Pass’ will give patrons access to all the events that run over the course… Read more…

Desmonds Ladies Will Take Your Clothes

Desmonds Ladies Will Take Your Clothes

Castleisland Desmonds Ladies GAA Club members are organising a ‘Cash for Clothes Collection’ on this Saturday, August 24th from 10am to 12noon. Club PRO, Gerard ‘Gerdie’ Murphy said that the ‘Items Wanted’ list includes: clothing, paired shoes, belts, handbags, bed linen, towels and curtains. Bags of clothes can be dropped to the clubhouse on Saturday… Read more…

Memorial Mass at An Ríocht AC this Wednesday Evening at 8pm

Memorial Mass at An Ríocht AC this Wednesday Evening at 8pm

A special mass for the deceased members of An Riocht AC will be offered at the clubhouse on this Wednesday evening at 8pm. The mass will be celebrated by Castleisland PP, Fr. Mossie Brick. The following is a list of people being acknowledged and prayed for on this special occasion: Peter Rodgers, Anthony Cronin, J.J.… Read more…

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…

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…

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…

Mike Kenny – A Celebration of his Work on his Eighth Anniversary

Mike Kenny – A Celebration of his Work on his Eighth Anniversary

Today, August 12th. 2019 marks the eighth anniversary of the death of Castleisland native, artist, sculptor and event organiser, Mike Kenny of Killarney Road. While on a different mission altogether a couple of days ago I happened across a batch of negatives dated Mid July 1992 and labelled ‘MK Work Done’ and it was timely.… Read more…

The Late Tom Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Castleisland

The Late Tom Walsh, Knocknagoshel and Castleisland

The death has occurred of Thomas (Tom) Walsh, Moanmore, Limerick Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and formerly of Knockbrack, Knocknagoshel. On August 9th 2019 after a short illness bravely borne. Beloved husband of Betty and dear father of William, Marian, Daniel, Rebecca and Thomas. Sadly missed by his loving wife and family, daughter-in-law Caroline, Adrian and… Read more…

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