Olympic Medalist Cllr.Kenneth Egan to Visit Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club

Olympic Medalist Cllr.Kenneth Egan to Visit Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club

2008 Beijing Olympics Silver Medalist Boxer, Kenneth Egan is scheduled to pay a flying visit to the Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club in Castleisland this Friday evening. Also a European gold medalist, Mr. Egan is now a politician and he won a seat for Fine Gael in the South Dublin County Council 2014 local elections in…

Races Charity Presentation 2018 Worth €7,680 to Local Causes

Races Charity Presentation 2018 Worth €7,680 to Local Causes

Castleisland Race Committee had great pleasure in presenting cheques to the various beneficiaries of the proceeds of the fund-raising associated with the recent race festival. Local Charities Benefit First up was Castleisland and District Social Club which received €500 toward its Christmas party for the elderly. Scoil Muire Gan Smal received €2,080 as a result…

Boxing Club Delighted with O’Donoghue’s Garage Move

Boxing Club Delighted with O’Donoghue’s Garage Move

I mentioned here a few weeks ago that Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club was on the move. Due to circumstances outside its control it had to leave its NEWKD headquarters in The Crageens before the end of December. Up the Road It got over that and more and skipped off the couple of hundred yards up…

Spike Players Invited to Perform ‘The Mountainy Puck’ on London Stage

Spike Players Invited to Perform ‘The Mountainy Puck’ on London Stage

The Knocknagoshel based Spike Players Drama Group members have been invited to take their home created and produced play, The Mountainy Puck to London. They have delightedly accepted the invitation and are due on stage at the Clayton Crown Hotel in Cricklewood on Saturday night, October 1st.  The curtain up is at 8pm and the…

Local Generosity Takes Races Donations to €124,500

Local Generosity Takes Races Donations to €124,500

Funds generated by committee of the Castleisland Races and the Humphrey Murphy Memorial Fun Run were distributed by means of the well established cheque presentation ceremony at Tom McCarthy’s Bar on Friday night. The committee had a total of €5,590 to share out and which it had raised from both recent events. The Humphrey Murphy…

Beneficiaries Decided at Castleisland Races AGM

Beneficiaries Decided at Castleisland Races AGM

The annual general meeting of Castleisland Horse and Pony Races Committee was held on Friday night. This year the beneficiaries will be Castleisland Social Club Senior Citizens €500; St. Ita’s and St. Joseph’s School, Tralee, €500 and the main beneficiary will the newly formed Castleisland Graveyard Committee which will look after the upkeep and maintenance…

Dust Settled on 155th Castleisland Races

Dust Settled on 155th Castleisland Races

The Castleisland Horse and Pony Races meeting was held on Mossie Brosnan’s land at  Powell’s Road on Sunday afternoon. There wasn’t a cloud on the horizon in any direction and the atmosphere was as laid back as you’d find in a day’s walk. Organising committee PRO, Pat Hartnett sent the following report: “Altogether 13 races…

Racing for Sovereigns in Castleisland in 1839

Racing for Sovereigns in Castleisland in 1839

“The Castleisland Races is the oldest meeting of its kind in Ireland,” said committee chairman, Charlie Farrelly – with a straight face at the launch of this Sunday’s programme of events at Glebe Lodge recently. Well, there is chronicled evidence of a meeting in 1839 from a newspaper article – which appeared in ‘The Tralee…