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…

Local Charities Benefit from Paudie’s Memorial Run

Local Charities Benefit from Paudie’s Memorial Run

Late on Saturday night at The Half Barrel Bar, at Upper Main Street, Castleisland, a presentation of the proceeds of the 2019 Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vintage Vehicle Charity Run was held. The eighth run, founded in 2012 after the unexpected death in a road accident of the likable and popular taxi driver, started…

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Invited to Paudie’s Memorial Run

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Invited to Paudie’s Memorial Run

Tractors and vintage vehicles including cars and motorbikes and their drivers and riders are being invited to take part in the eighth annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Run. The event will start and finish in the Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard on Sunday September 22nd, 2019. After registration, at €20 per entry, the run will get underway…

Castleisland Races Committee Reaches Donations Level of €144,655

Castleisland Races Committee Reaches Donations Level of €144,655

Castleisland Races Committee presented a number of cheques to local charities in the wake of their activities on the weekend of June 14th to 16th. The proceeds presented came from the Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5k and 10k road races / fun run and the horse and pony races which were run, respectively, over that weekend.…

Castleisland District Macra Club Cheque for Glebe Lodge

Castleisland District Macra Club Cheque for Glebe Lodge

On Saturday morning, members of Castleisland District Macra, formerly known as Killeentierna Macra, presented a cheque for €320 to Glebe Lodge residential facility. The presentation took place in the company of some residents and staff members at the Kerry Parents and Friends Association centre in Tullig, Castleisland. Coffee Morning Proceeds The money was raised from…

It’s Indoor Market Night in Castleisland

It’s Indoor Market Night in Castleisland

This Friday night, November 9th at 8pm the doors of Castleisland Community Centre will open to the world. Slightly later than in more recent years, but it’s still Indoor Market night in Castleisland. Ever Since 1974 The market has occupied its slot at this time of year – give or take a few weeks either…

Camera Club Gift of €1,300 to Glebe Lodge

Camera Club Gift of €1,300 to Glebe Lodge

Castleisland Camera Club representatives presented a cheque for €1,300 to Glebe Lodge Residential Centre on Saturday, December 2nd. The cheque represented the proceeds from the club’s Charity Coffee Morning and Exhibition which was held, with outstanding success, at The Market House / J.K. O’Connor’s on Saturday, November 18th. last. First Exhibition On the occasion the…

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Ideal Conditions for Humphrey’s Memorial Road Race

Friday turned out to be a Leo kind of evening. As I made my way towards the start of the annual Humphrey Murphy Memorial 5K / 10K Road Race / Walk, the cheers of Leo Varadkar supporters and the announcement of his elevation rang in my ears. I got to the Limerick Road starting point…

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…

Details of 158th Castleisland Races Launched

Details of 158th Castleisland Races Launched

Castleisland Race Committee has launched details of the 158th running of the meeting. The one-day event will be held on the Powell’s Road lands of Maurice Brosnan on Sunday, June 4th from 12:30pm. There will be a card of 10 top class flat races with leading horses from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales taking part.…