Glebe Lodge – Close to the Hearts of Castleisland Fundraisers

Glebe Lodge – Close to the Hearts of Castleisland Fundraisers

The charity we now know as the Kerry Parents and Friends Association has been close to the hearts of fundraisers in the Castleisland area for generations. The town’s annual Indoor Market was founded back in 1973 as a fundraiser for the mainly Killarney based charity at that time. The immediate and continuing success of the…

Paul Townend’s Winning Links with Castleisland Syndicate

Paul Townend’s Winning Links with Castleisland Syndicate

The next time you’re in Powell’s Road on Castleisland Races day, pay slightly closer attention to the jockies you’ll see milling around the parade ring and going all out from the final bend. Dingle’s now famous jockey, Jack Kennedy has plied his trade around Mossie Brosnan’s field – though it may have been Geaney’s at…

Drive on to Castleisland’s Drive In Bingo on Sunday

Drive on to Castleisland’s Drive In Bingo on Sunday

The conclusion of the Castleisland Summer Festival 2018 will be marked on the coming Sunday afternoon at the huge yard of the local co-op mart. There, at 2:30pm Drive-In Bingo makes its welcome comeback for its legion of addicts in the area. If you’re going bongo for bingo then, Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard is the…

Humphrey’s Run Launches Castleisland Races Weekend

Humphrey’s Run Launches Castleisland Races Weekend

As the athletes were converging on Castleisland’s Limerick Road from all sides – except Farranfore – an angry old sky  growled frequently and loudly. Its empty retching produced far less rain than its appearance promised. Thunder Rumbled Even as the participants in the seventh annual Humphrey Murphy Memorial 10km and 5km road race limbered up…

Road May be Closed But The Races Go On

Road May be Closed But The Races Go On

The organising committee behind Castleisland Horse and Pony Races claim that it’s the oldest race meeting in the country and is now in its 159th year. There probably isn’t a road in this area which hasn’t hosted the ‘Castleisland Races’ in one of its fields down through all those years. Settled in Powell’s Settled in…

Kerry V Clare Munster SFC Forces Races Postponement

Kerry V Clare Munster SFC Forces Races Postponement

Castleisland Race Committee has been forced to put back its June Bank Holiday meeting to Sunday June 10th. “This follows the changed Kerry v Clare Munster Senior Football Semi-final which is now being played on the bank holiday weekend,” said PRO,Pat Hartnett by way of explanation. Humphrey Murphy Road Race on June 8th The Humphrey…

Charities Invited to Apply for Summer 2018 Races Gate

Charities Invited to Apply for Summer 2018 Races Gate

Castleisland Races Committee Chairman, Charlie Farrelly has opened the inbox for charities to apply for the takings of the 2018 races and associated events. The committee’s annual general meeting will be held at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Saturday, February 3rd at 8:30pm. Get Applications In Interested charities are advised to get their applications in writing…

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

Full Summer Festival Weekends Ahead

The coming Sunday, June 4th at 12:30pm the 158th running of Castleisland Races will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan. This year the races are part of the Castleisland Summer Fest which will kick off on Friday evening, June 2nd with the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k Road Race and…

Charities Invited to Apply for Races 2017 Gate

Charities Invited to Apply for Races 2017 Gate

Castleisland Races Committee Chairman, Charlie Farrelly is dead proud of the fact that they have managed to raise and hand over €124,790 to a variety of local charities in a relatively short span of years. And this year marks the the 158th broken and mended running of the event. The 2017 meeting is also returning…

Daniel O’Donnell Delights all During Glebe Lodge Visit

Daniel O’Donnell Delights all During Glebe Lodge Visit

Residents, management and staff at Glebe Lodge residential facility were delighted to welcome a special guest to Kilbanivane last week. Daniel O’Donnell popped in to say hello and he stayed for a while and posed for photographs, signed autographs and did whatever was asked of him during the visit. He had visited before and some…