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…

September 8th Date for Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle

September 8th Date for Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle

Call it presumption if you like but it was felt, months ago, that the date of this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Final and Kerry’s involvement on September 1st would impact on the organisers of the annual Castleisland Day Care Centre Cycle. Consequently, they’ve had to move their date for the annual event further than ever…

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…

Heart-warming and Meaningful Service at St. Stephen’s

Heart-warming and Meaningful Service at St. Stephen’s

Every day you learn something new is a good day. The attendance at the Ecumenical Service and Blessing of Graves Ceremony at St. Stephen’s Churchyard here in Castleisland on Tuesday evening learned that the day marked the feast of St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Patron Saint of Bee-keepers and Candle-makers. Wearing the Geansaí The information came…

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…

Healy Rae Pointing Groups Towards Community Environment Fund

Healy Rae Pointing Groups Towards Community Environment Fund

Councillor Jackie Healy-Rae has today welcomed nearly €1m in national funding under the Community Environment Action Fund for projects on waste, biodiversity, climate change, air, water and sustainable development. Eligible projects are those which support and complement, at a local level, national environmental policies. A Co-ordinating Hand The fund is administered by local authorities, while…

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.…

Bin Collection Arrangements for College Road on ‘Closure Week’

Bin Collection Arrangements for College Road on ‘Closure Week’

A message from South West Bins for the residents of College Road ahead of their collection date tomorrow Thursday, August 20th. “Due to major road works on College Road Castleisland, the road is closed tomorrow.* Please put your bins out tonight either at the start or end of the road works and they will be…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Councillor Warns Kerry Fans on Dublin Hotels Over Pricing

Councillor Warns Kerry Fans on Dublin Hotels Over Pricing

While welcoming Kerry’s qualification for the All-Ireland Senior Football Final for 2019, Councillor Michael Cahill has called on the Government to crack down on ‘Rogue Hoteliers’ in Dublin who are quoting exorbitant prices to coincide with the All Ireland final weekend. “There appears to be some kind of agreed pricing system between many of the…

Revival Festival: An Unwavering Brilliance of Musicianship

Revival Festival: An Unwavering Brilliance of Musicianship

It seems that it rained almost everywhere else but on Listowel on Friday night. The North Kerry capital of culture hosted a genuinely star studded, open-air ‘Revival’  concert on its accommodating and spacious square on Friday and Saturday nights. Dark and ominous cloudy skies threatened a deluge that obligingly bypassed Listowel on Friday night –…

Responders Delighted at Community Response to Golf Classic

Responders Delighted at Community Response to Golf Classic

The committee and responders in training of Castleisland Community First Responders would like to thank Castleisland Members’ Golf Club for facilitating their golf classic on Saturday last. Committee spokesperson, Oorla Casey said that they are very grateful to their main sponsors, Walsh Color Print and Educate.ie who sponsored the prizes on the day. Responders’ Sincere…

Appeal for Information on Daylight Robbery in Castleisland

Appeal for Information on Daylight Robbery in Castleisland

The team of heartless scam artists who approached a local man and conned him out of a small sum of money in broad daylight here in Castleisland on Monday evening deserve to be caught and punished – that’s according to Cllr. Bobby O’Connell. Cllr. O’Connell also said that the community here has a role to…

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Knocknagoshel GAA Club News Round-Up

Seniors Away to Ballylongford ​ Knocknagoshel seniors will play Ballylongford in the final round of the County League in Ballylongford on Saturday 17th August at 7pm.​ Knocknagoshel Harvest Festival The Annual Simon Keane Memorial Blitz took place on Saturday 10th August. This was a great success with teams from Brosna, Cordal, Scartaglen and Knocknagoshel taking…

Local Artists Invited to Enter ‘The Banksy Project’ in Tramore,

Local Artists Invited to Enter ‘The Banksy Project’ in Tramore,

A group of people in Tramore, Co. Waterford are organising a weekend of Banksy inspired art to pay tribute to the man, the art and the messages of his artwork. The idea is to have Banksy inspired art in our town that will be created by 30 selected artist from all around Ireland and Europe.…

Local Composer’s Nature Music to Get an Airing in Killarney

Local Composer’s Nature Music to Get an Airing in Killarney

Nature Music is an arts project taking place throughout the remainder of August in Killarney and it’s led by the composer and sound artist Seán Ó Dálaigh in collaboration with the Scotia Ensemble of Tralee. The culmination of the project are two concerts during Heritage Week from Friday August 23rd at 7pm and Sunday August…

Up From The Ivy Bridge – The Toughest Climb in North Kerry

Up From The Ivy Bridge – The Toughest Climb in North Kerry

One of the events in this year’s very successful Dan Paddy Andy Festival was the annual 5K/10K Run/Walk along the byways of Lyreacrompane. “The 10K run took the participants through Renagown Crossroads, the site of the Dan Paddy Dancehall from the 1930s to the 60s.,” said co-organiser, Joe Harrington. Pressure On “From there it was…

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.…

Paris in Sofia for U-16 Women’s European Championships.

Paris in Sofia for U-16 Women’s European Championships.

St. Mary’s Basketball club member Paris McCarthy headed off to Sofia on Sunday where she will represent her town, county and country in the U-16 women’s European Championships. Second 2019 Club International Paris is the second club member to represent Ireland this year as Siofra O’Shea was a member of the U-18 women’s squad earlier…