Hospice to Benefit from Proceeds of Paudie’s ‘To Castle I’m Going’ CD

Hospice to Benefit from Proceeds of Paudie’s ‘To Castle I’m Going’ CD

A chance meeting with a Castleisland native during the recent Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival has led to a dot joining mission since. The dots are far flung and reach all the way from the 1960s to the present day, from College Road to Church Street, from Galway to Mallow and from the Shandrum Céili…

Seán Butler: Patrick O’Keeffe Young Musician of the Year Award 2022

Seán Butler: Patrick O’Keeffe Young Musician of the Year Award 2022

Learning the button accordion since the age of ten, Castleisland Community College student, Seán Butler is progressing into a talented young musician. Presently being taught by Con Moriarty, Kilcummin and Mike Brosnan, Killarney School of Music, he became joint recipient of the Patrick O’Keeffe Young Musician of the Year Award 2022. Seán was partnered with…

Teen Traditional Music Session Initiative in 30th O’Keeffe Festival

Teen Traditional Music Session Initiative in 30th O’Keeffe Festival

On Friday 28th of October Presentation Secondary School in Castleisland held a teen traditional music session in conjunction with the Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival held annually in the town. The music department of the school wanted to give its students the opportunity to experience a trad session and learn about how traditional airs and…

The Late John O’Looney, Quarter Mire, Mullagh, Co. Clare

The Late John O’Looney, Quarter Mire, Mullagh, Co. Clare

The death has occurred of John O’Looney, Quarter Mire, Mullagh, Co. Clare At University College Hospital, Limerick. Predeceased by his loving wife Joan. Deeply regretted by his family: Marie, Aidan, Geraldine and Ita. Daughter in law Kate, sons in law Mark, Michael and Rory. Grandchildren: Katie, Jack, Sarah, Eóin, Oisín, Hannah, Ailbhe, Cormac, Michéal, Meadhbh,…

It’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket €1,000 Prize Weekend – Guaranteed

It’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket €1,000 Prize Weekend – Guaranteed

Last week’s Castleisland RFC Split the Bucket winner, Shane Reidy collected  his winnings of €943 from draw host Mags Browne at Browne’s Bar during Saturday night’s draw. Mags then pulled out this week’s winner, Noirín Moynihan, from Ballydesmond. Her sister Mary entered  her name when she was in at Ann Mac’s Circle K. Our next draw is on…

Handed Down Return to be Heralded on Culture Night in Scart

Handed Down Return to be Heralded on Culture Night in Scart

Culture Night, September 23rd, will see fiddle player and Sliabh Luachra academic, Matt Cranitch, launch the return of the award winning Handed Down series in the Heritage Centre, Scartaglen. The Handed Down committee is looking forward, with excitement and anticipation, to this season which sees the return of: Nickie McAuliffe, Pádraig MacMathúna, Matt Cranitch, Aoife…

Applications Invited for Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Young Musician Award

Applications Invited for Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Young Musician Award

The Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival has opened calls for applicants for its second annual young musician award.  The award presents an opportunity for aspiring young musicians, who ascribe to the Sliabh Luachra style, to perform at the festival’s prestigious Sliabh Luachra Concert.  Last year’s inaugural winner, Simon Crehan chose the legendary Connie O’Connell as…

The Late Danny Reidy, (82) Knocknagore, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The Late Danny Reidy, (82) Knocknagore, Castleisland, Co. Kerry

The death has occurred of Danny Reidy, (82) Knocknagore, Castleisland, Co. Kerry. Peacefully on September 1st 2022 in the presence of his loving family in the wonderful care of the Staff of Willow Brooke Care Centre, Castleisland. Beloved husband of the late Peggy. Sadly missed and fondly remembered by his son Willie, daughters Bríd and…

Urgent Need for Accommodation for October Weekend Festival in Castleisland

Urgent Need for Accommodation for October Weekend Festival in Castleisland

  Surveying the estimated cast of the 2022 Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival due over the days of the October (27th to 31st) bank holiday weekend, festival President Pats Broderick predicts that there will be tents in every field between here and Cordal if even half of those on the list turn up. That may…

Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 4 Applications Invited

Local Live Performance Programming Scheme Phase 4 Applications Invited

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport Media,Catherine Martin, TD has announced a fourth round of the Local Live Performance Programming Scheme (LLPPS). The aim of the scheme is to support employment opportunities for professional performers and technicians across every town, city and county in Ireland and to help underpin the recovery of the commercial…