Castleisland Parade To get Underway at 1:30pm – Everyone Welcome

Castleisland Parade To get Underway at 1:30pm – Everyone Welcome

People wishing to take part in the Castleisland St. Patrick’s Day Parade tomorrow do not need to contact anyone in advance of their participation. They just need to turn up on time – meaning before 12:30pm – at the Castleisland Co-Op Mart Yard. Calls and messages received over the past few days from people intending…

The Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vehicle Run is Back

The Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vehicle Run is Back

As a curtain raiser to this Sunday’s 10th Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Tractor and Vehicle Run, a bucket collection will be held on the streets of Castleisland on the coming Saturday, September 4th between 11am and 4pm. Details of the run and its associated events and timings were officially launched on Sunday afternoon at Muire gan…

€4,000 Pot for Castleisland Drive-In-Bingo This Sunday from 1:30pm

€4,000 Pot for Castleisland Drive-In-Bingo This Sunday from 1:30pm

Members of the Castleisland Races Committee also run the charity fundraising, hugely successful, often copied, never equalled Drive-in-Bingo sessions here in Castleisland. They’ll be doing it all again tomorrow, Sunday, December 20th on the yard of Castleisland Co-Op Mart from the earlier time of 1:30pm. Gates Open at 11:30am The committee is asking the bingo…

Drive-In-Bingo Returns to Castleisland on Sunday at 2:30pm with €4,000 on Offer

Drive-In-Bingo Returns to Castleisland on Sunday at 2:30pm with €4,000 on Offer

The concept of Drive-In-Bingo may not have been conceived in Castleisland but it is being well fostered and reared here. I got an Email from a woman in Galway a few weeks ago looking for Cllr. Charlie Farrelly’s telephone number and wondering if he’d mind advising her club committee on how to go about organising…

Kerry Charities the Real Winners from Drive-In-Bingo Success

Kerry Charities the Real Winners from Drive-In-Bingo Success

Kerry charities were the real winners at Castleisland’s second Drive-In-Bingo session this month as both, St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort and Comfort for Chemo benefitted to the tune of €3,010 each. The two nominated beneficiaries shared the €6,020 profits from Sunday’s afternoon session on the crowded Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard as players from all…

Sunday 26th is Drive-In Bingo Day – Mark II

Sunday 26th is Drive-In Bingo Day – Mark II

You could say that our habit of striking while the iron is hot goes all the way back to the iron age – couldn’t you ? The most modern day application and result was forged by Cllr. Charlie Farrelly at the recent record breaking break-out by the Drive-in-Bingo players from this and neighbouring counties on…

Organisers ‘Blown Out of It’ by Support for Castleisland Drive in Bingo

Organisers ‘Blown Out of It’ by Support for Castleisland Drive in Bingo

Bingo addicts from all and every corner of this and neighbouring counties converged on Castleisland on Sunday afternoon to indulge in their passion for the first time since everything closed down in mid spring. A count of cars alone came to 312 and each of those cars had parties of two, three or four players…

Covid-19 Awareness Governing and Guiding Drive-In Bingo Procedures

Covid-19 Awareness Governing and Guiding Drive-In Bingo Procedures

While the exorbitant insurance costs of running events in rural Ireland ‘checked’ the holding of Castleisland’s hugely successful ‘Drive-In Bingo’ meeting in 2019 it hasn’t put down a ‘marker’ for the future. The event, with a bit of a boast of being Kerry’s only Drive-in -Bingo, is coming out fighting this year and plans are…

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Invited to Paudie’s Memorial Run

Tractors and Vintage Vehicles Invited to Paudie’s Memorial Run

Tractors and vintage vehicles including cars and motorbikes and their drivers and riders are being invited to take part in the eighth annual Paudie Fitzmaurice Memorial Run. The event will start and finish in the Castleisland Co-Op Mart yard on Sunday September 22nd, 2019. After registration, at €20 per entry, the run will get underway…