Open Invitation to Currow’s June 16th Two-Club Leisure Cycle

Open Invitation to Currow’s June 16th Two-Club Leisure Cycle

On Sunday, June 16th Currow Cycling Club and Currow Ladies Football Club will come together to host their sixth annual leisure cycle. The cycle is a perfect ‘warm up’ for the Ring of Kerry Cycle with three course options on the day. They are: one over 20 kilometers; one of 60 kilometers and the longest…

Cyclists Wanted for April 6th Tour de Ballyfinnane

Cyclists Wanted for April 6th Tour de Ballyfinnane

Cyclists of all abilities are being invited to enter now for an event which has proven itself in terms of enjoyment and participation levels over the past five years. Following the resounding success of previous year’s cycles the Tour de Ballyfinnane Cycle is back on this year’s calendar of events on Saturday, 6th April 2019…

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

A LIFT for Transport in all Communities – Brendan Griffin, TD

In the course of last week The Maine Valley Post shared the Seán Mac an tSíthigh / RTÉ News story about the LIFT initiative being piloted currently in the Keel and Castlemaine areas. What About Insurance I got a couple of calls after it appeared from people wondering if it would work in and around…

Transport Initiative Aims to Give Rural Ireland a Lift

Transport Initiative Aims to Give Rural Ireland a Lift

The little village of Boolteens / Keel / The Mall has produced many a good native in its time – and I just had a cupán tae and a piece of her baking with one of them. While we sat down to tea her phone alerted her to a great idea being piloted in her…

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Lotto – €31,000 Won in Three Months

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Lotto – €31,000 Won in Three Months

Milltown Castlemaine GAA Club officials were delighted to make presentations of winnings to their two most recent Match 3 winners. By: Deirdre O’Sullivan, PRO Eileen Sugrue, Lissivane along with John and Teresa Foley, Milltown received cheques for €375 at the specially convened presentation ceremony. Busy Time for Treasurer It’s been a busy couple of months…

Post Office Redundancies – Local Offices in Firing Line

Post Office Redundancies – Local Offices in Firing Line

The deadlines issued to rural post-masters and post-mistresses should be extended to allow them decide on redundancy packages – according the Kerry Fianna Fáil TD, John Brassil. New contracts issued by An Post will continue to stymy development and viability of local, rural post offices – he said. Local Communities Hit According to Mr. Brasill,…

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

Boolteen’s Blacksmith on Nationwide Tonight

And further back along the Maine Valley….. Boolteen’s Blacksmith, Florence O’Sullivan will feature on Nationwide after the Six-One News tonight, Friday, November 24th. at 7pm. Florence represents the fourth generation of smiths in his family line one of whom established the forge in ‘The Mall’ in the early 1870s. Never Looked Back Florence left school…

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

New Memoir of Milltown from local Historian

It promises to be a night of memories and nostalgia in Milltown on Friday, 14th July when a memoir of life in the mid-Kerry village is published and launched by a local retired teacher and historian. ‘Gwin for the Blue’ by Pat McKenna from Milltown recounts the happenings and characters of his native place in…

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

Minister of State Brendan Griffin, TD.

These are heady days for Fine Gael. By the admission of its own members and ministers, the party has enjoyed a remarkable ride as the media followed its leadership debate and eventual outcome over the last couple of months. Brand new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s junior ministerial announcements today have been overshadowed by the Máire Whelan…

Tommy’s Charity Total Reaches €50,000 Peak – and Climbing

Tommy’s Charity Total Reaches €50,000 Peak – and Climbing

Incurable and intrepid cyclist, Tommy Sheehy has been raising funds through all of our currency changes over the years. Through it all, not to mention the blisters and the pain, he has raised tens of thousands for the charity closest to his heart, Enable Ireland. He has, however gone up a gear or two since…