Category Archives: Charity

Tommy Takes Chequered Flag on €100,000 Mark for Enable Ireland Kerry

Tommy Takes Chequered Flag on €100,000 Mark for Enable Ireland Kerry

Castleisland native fundraiser extraordinaire, Tommy Sheehy has raised an amazing €101,665 for Enable Ireland Kerry Services since 2011. This year’s figure of €12,497 was raised from a series of spinning completed early in 2020 and a massive cycling challenge where the Tralee resident, Tommy climbed 200,000 meters in 2020 and thereby taking his total over… Read more…

New Starting Point for Hospice Walk 2018

New Starting Point for Hospice Walk 2018

After breaking with its traditional Kilbanivane / Churchtown route last year, the annual Good Friday Hospice Walk is introducing a new starting point again this year. Off street, off road starting points for events like this are now all the go on health and safety grounds. Away from Passing Traffic Grounds where cars can be… Read more…

Ray of Sunshine Volunteers Experience – ‘Money Couldn’t Buy It’

Ray of Sunshine Volunteers Experience – ‘Money Couldn’t Buy It’

A few weeks ago a total of seven volunteers from Kerry headed to Kenya with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation. Five of those were from Castleisland and its hinterland: Willie Reidy, Charlie Farrelly, Martina O’Mahony, Hannah Curtin and Rachel Flood. They were joined by Tralee colleagues, Robert O’Mahony and Mark Greer. Here, Martina O’Mahony shares… Read more…

Join the Samaritans for Brew Monday – What’s Brew Monday?

Join the Samaritans for Brew Monday – What’s Brew Monday?

We’ve all heard of Blue Monday. It can be one of the most difficult days of the year for a host of reasons. Anyone can feel overwhelmed this time of year-Christmas is over, many New Years resolutions are already broken,  our bank accounts are empty, the days are dark wet and cold with nothing to… Read more…

Lighting up Christmas for Children and Barnardos

Lighting up Christmas for Children and Barnardos

The increasing prevalence of Christmas lights being used for charitable purposes continues unabated. Barnardos is the latest charity to benefit from this kind of altruism and the Horan family of No. 31 Cahereens West is the latest to provide it. Absolutely Festooned This Christmas, the Horan home is absolutely festooned with festive lighting of every… Read more…

Murphy Family Remember Nora in 5K Rudolph Run

Murphy Family Remember Nora in 5K Rudolph Run

In spite of the weather and counter attractions almost everywhere else you’d care to think of, Sunday morning’s Run Rudolph Run 5K attracted up to 120 hardy participants to the streets, roads and athletics track in Castleisland. Conditions were bitterly cold and wet for most of the run and the participants ran into head winds… Read more…

Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair on Saturday from Noon to Five

Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair on Saturday from Noon to Five

Tralee Shopping Centre will be oozing Christmas spirit this Saturday, December 2, as the town centre premises hosts the annual Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair – that’s according to Recovery Haven Kerry’s PR and Marketing Officer, Marisa Reidy. Management at the shopping centre on The Mall has offered to open up several empty units to… Read more…

Caroline Thrilled at Response to Cancer Care Packs Appeal

Caroline Thrilled at Response to Cancer Care Packs Appeal

A Castleisland woman has made an incredible gesture to cancer patients across Kerry during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.  Caroline McCarthy put together specialised care packs for clients of two cancer charities – according to Marisa Reidy the recently appointed PR and Marketing Officer at the Tralee based Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House.… Read more…

Pilot Programme for Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week

Pilot Programme for Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week

Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week will run all the coming week from Monday, October 9th. to Saturday, October 14th. Kerry Mental Health Committee member, Kate Shanahan explained what people can expect from the week and its free courses at various locations throughout the town from Monday to Saturday. “We’re bringing a big programme here to… Read more…

Kerry Samaritans on Recruitment Drive

Kerry Samaritans on Recruitment Drive

Kerry Samaritans had 35, 909 contacts in 2016. These contacts included telephone calls, emails and people who called to the branch centre. That’s according to a recruitment call from the organisation which receives a call every six seconds.  Calls Increased Dramatically “Since the introduction of the free to caller number in 2014 our calls have… Read more…

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Category Archives: Charity

Tommy Takes Chequered Flag on €100,000 Mark for Enable Ireland Kerry

Tommy Takes Chequered Flag on €100,000 Mark for Enable Ireland Kerry

Castleisland native fundraiser extraordinaire, Tommy Sheehy has raised an amazing €101,665 for Enable Ireland Kerry Services since 2011. This year’s figure of €12,497 was raised from a series of spinning completed early in 2020 and a massive cycling challenge where the Tralee resident, Tommy climbed 200,000 meters in 2020 and thereby taking his total over… Read more…

New Starting Point for Hospice Walk 2018

New Starting Point for Hospice Walk 2018

After breaking with its traditional Kilbanivane / Churchtown route last year, the annual Good Friday Hospice Walk is introducing a new starting point again this year. Off street, off road starting points for events like this are now all the go on health and safety grounds. Away from Passing Traffic Grounds where cars can be… Read more…

Ray of Sunshine Volunteers Experience – ‘Money Couldn’t Buy It’

Ray of Sunshine Volunteers Experience – ‘Money Couldn’t Buy It’

A few weeks ago a total of seven volunteers from Kerry headed to Kenya with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation. Five of those were from Castleisland and its hinterland: Willie Reidy, Charlie Farrelly, Martina O’Mahony, Hannah Curtin and Rachel Flood. They were joined by Tralee colleagues, Robert O’Mahony and Mark Greer. Here, Martina O’Mahony shares… Read more…

Join the Samaritans for Brew Monday – What’s Brew Monday?

Join the Samaritans for Brew Monday – What’s Brew Monday?

We’ve all heard of Blue Monday. It can be one of the most difficult days of the year for a host of reasons. Anyone can feel overwhelmed this time of year-Christmas is over, many New Years resolutions are already broken,  our bank accounts are empty, the days are dark wet and cold with nothing to… Read more…

Lighting up Christmas for Children and Barnardos

Lighting up Christmas for Children and Barnardos

The increasing prevalence of Christmas lights being used for charitable purposes continues unabated. Barnardos is the latest charity to benefit from this kind of altruism and the Horan family of No. 31 Cahereens West is the latest to provide it. Absolutely Festooned This Christmas, the Horan home is absolutely festooned with festive lighting of every… Read more…

Murphy Family Remember Nora in 5K Rudolph Run

Murphy Family Remember Nora in 5K Rudolph Run

In spite of the weather and counter attractions almost everywhere else you’d care to think of, Sunday morning’s Run Rudolph Run 5K attracted up to 120 hardy participants to the streets, roads and athletics track in Castleisland. Conditions were bitterly cold and wet for most of the run and the participants ran into head winds… Read more…

Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair on Saturday from Noon to Five

Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair on Saturday from Noon to Five

Tralee Shopping Centre will be oozing Christmas spirit this Saturday, December 2, as the town centre premises hosts the annual Recovery Haven Kerry Craft Fair – that’s according to Recovery Haven Kerry’s PR and Marketing Officer, Marisa Reidy. Management at the shopping centre on The Mall has offered to open up several empty units to… Read more…

Caroline Thrilled at Response to Cancer Care Packs Appeal

Caroline Thrilled at Response to Cancer Care Packs Appeal

A Castleisland woman has made an incredible gesture to cancer patients across Kerry during Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October.  Caroline McCarthy put together specialised care packs for clients of two cancer charities – according to Marisa Reidy the recently appointed PR and Marketing Officer at the Tralee based Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House.… Read more…

Pilot Programme for Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week

Pilot Programme for Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week

Castleisland Positive Mental Health Week will run all the coming week from Monday, October 9th. to Saturday, October 14th. Kerry Mental Health Committee member, Kate Shanahan explained what people can expect from the week and its free courses at various locations throughout the town from Monday to Saturday. “We’re bringing a big programme here to… Read more…

Kerry Samaritans on Recruitment Drive

Kerry Samaritans on Recruitment Drive

Kerry Samaritans had 35, 909 contacts in 2016. These contacts included telephone calls, emails and people who called to the branch centre. That’s according to a recruitment call from the organisation which receives a call every six seconds.  Calls Increased Dramatically “Since the introduction of the free to caller number in 2014 our calls have… Read more…

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