Crazy Insurance Costs Force Cancellation of Races and Day Care Centre Cycle

Crazy Insurance Costs Force Cancellation of Races and Day Care Centre Cycle

The weather is wonderful these days but the cheeriness of that bit of news is completely lost on insurance companies and their moguls of late. For the second time in a week, crazily high insurance costs have forced the cancellation of local events in Castleisland which were designed and planned to be of benefit to…

Plans for Castleisland Drive-In Bingo to Return on July 5th

Plans for Castleisland Drive-In Bingo to Return on July 5th

Though spring may be the season for which we most look for signs of its coming, now we’re watching out, with caution, for signs of a springing to life of a virus subdued summer. One of the first arrived last night by email from Pat Hartnett on behalf of the Castleisland Races Committee and gladly…

Castleisland Races Cancelled – Town Festival on Longest Finger

Castleisland Races Cancelled – Town Festival on Longest Finger

One of Ireland’s oldest horse and pony race meetings due to be held in Castleisland on Sunday June 7th. has been cancelled for 2020. “We were looking forward to the running of our annual races which have raised €144,555 for local charities over the past 15 years,” said committee spokesman, Pat Hartnett. Races Depend on…

It’s Road Running and Horse Racing Weekend in Castleisland

It’s Road Running and Horse Racing Weekend in Castleisland

The annual Humphrey Murphy Memorial Road Race / Fun Run will get the annual Castleisland Horse and Pony Races Weekend off to a running start on this Friday evening at 7pm. Humphrey Remembered Athletes of all abilities, shapes and sizes are invited to take part in the event in honour of the late Humphrey Murphy…

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…

The late Joan McKenna, nee Greaney, Castleisland and late of Swords Co. Dublin.

The late Joan McKenna, nee Greaney, Castleisland and late of Swords Co. Dublin.

The death has occurred of Joan McKenna (nee Greaney) Limerick Road, Castleisland, Co. Kerry and late of Swords Co. Dublin. On March 10th 2019 , peacefully after a short illness, surrounded by her loving family in the excellent care of the Palliative Care Team at University Hospital Kerry. Sadly missed by her loving husband George,…

Cordal Goats’ Cheese on LAMA Conference Lunch Menu

Cordal Goats’ Cheese on LAMA Conference Lunch Menu

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell dropped in two sheets of paper containing confirmations from area engineer Brendan Mulhern that two local stretches of by-roads would be resurfaced in the immediate future. Black Road Surface “Further to your representations the L-2036 Black Road from Tonbwee to Tullig will be surface dressed in the coming weeks. Note two brought…

Races Committee Say ‘Thank You’ to Bingo Players and Supporters

Races Committee Say ‘Thank You’ to Bingo Players and Supporters

Castleisland Race Committee would like to thank all who supported the drive-in bingo on Sunday. It was the final part of the races festival and there were some local winners here also. All profits from the day will go to Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál. Races Went Like Clockwork “On the previous weekend, the 158th race…

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…