Castle of the Island Society Launch GoFundMe Page

Rob McGuireThe recently formed Castle of the Island Society held a launch at the River Island Hotel in Castleisland on Friday, June 2nd.

This launch was held in order to promote the society which aspires to make a documentary about the history of Castleisland Castle later this summer. A number of short videos outlining the contents of the documentary were shown.

Now, organiser, Rob McGuire has sent a message to inform the people of Castleisland and beyond that the society has launched a Facebook page.

The page is dedicated to the future of the Desmond Castle.

Launched a ‘GoFundMe’ Page

“Furthermore we have launched a new GoFundMe Campaign. Through this channel we aspire to reach our target cost which will enable us to make a documentary about the history of Castleisland Castle this summer,’ said the Currow native.

Further information on our aims may be found on the Facebook page or, alternatively through the link provided below.

Castleisland Castle was known in medieval times as The Castle of the Island and it was controlled by one of the most powerful families in medieval Ireland, the Fitzgeralds.

They were the earls of Desmond and were also known as the Geraldines.

Non-Profit Society

“We are a voluntary and non-profitable society. The research and script is complete and a production team is ready to commence recording in August,” said society founder, Rob McGuire in explanation.

“Once post production is complete, a free premiere of the documentary will be held in Castleisland town. It will eventually be available to access on-line for free in 2018.

“In order to achieve this goal we need to reach our target cost of €30,000. To date, local and regional funding bodies have failed to support our society financially.

Promote Castle History

“However, this will not deter our society as we are determined to preserve and promote the history of our local castle after which the town of Castleisland was named.

“The castle is now in danger of being lost forever unless action is taken,” said Mr. McGuire. Please Click on the link here for all the information you need:

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