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Concert: You are all invited to a Concert in the Club Rooms starring the Village Voices (adult choir) and Local Vocals (childrens’ choir) with surprise guest artists on Friday 22nd June (songs, fun and comedy sketches). Doors open at 7.15pm. Show starts at 7.30pm. The theme is ‘The Grand Ole Opry, the show that made country music famous.   There will be a prize for the best dressed cowboy and cowgirl in the audience on the night. All proceeds to the local St. Vincent de Paul Society. Free in and donations on the way out.


The members of Castlegregory ICA Guild and their friends are holding a coffee morning in aid of Fenit Lifeboat Services on Saturday 30th June, from 10am to 1pm, in the large Clubrooms. Come along with your friends and enjoy some refreshments, while supporting a very worthwhile cause. Keep safe in the water this summer.

Lending Library:

Do you have any books lying around which you could donate to our lending Library here in the Clubrooms, please feel free to drop them in to the office and we will go through them to check they are suitable… other words no “50 Shades of ……anything unsuitable” please. Some childrens books would be great also.

Castlegregory Country Market is in full swing along with the Art Market every Sunday 10am-1.30pm.

Bridge is back- Mondays in the Club Rooms at 7.45pm. All are welcome. If you are a real beginner come at 7pm and we’ll try to give you a hand

MAHAREES REGATTA:. Scraggane Pier-24th June 2018

12.30pm-blessing of the fleet by Fr.Hussey PP Castlegregory

Races at approximately 30 minute intervals:

1.00pm-Jonathan Kennedy Perpetual Cup :

*U-14- 2 Boys and 2 Girls Naomhog Race for the contestants whose date of birth is on/after 1stJanuary 2000.Proof of age required.Kindly sponsered by: Joan Berbst, wife of our late chairman Corty Berbst. Race value €300

*U-14- 2 boys and 2 girls Naomhog Race confined to contestants whose date of birth is on/after 1st January 2004. Proof of age required. Kindly sponsered by: The Station House Blennerville, Paul Browne Garage Maharees. Race vvalue €210.

*Ladies four hand Naomhog Race.Kindly sponsered by: Spillanes Bar and Resteraunt Maharees. Race value €500.

*U-12- 2 boys and 2 Girls Naomhog Race for contestants whose date of birth is on/after 1st January 2006. Proof of age required. Kindly sponsered by : Euroman Constructions Maharees Race Value €200.

*Mens 4 Hand Naomhog Race. Kindlysponsered by: the Green Room Maharees. Race Value €500

Splash Sports Castlegregory and castlegregory Post Office.

*U-16 2 Boys and 2 girls Naomhog Race for contestsants whose date of birth is on /after Jan 2002. Proof of age required. Kindly sponsered by: Splash Sports Castlegregory and Castlegregory Post office. Race Value €220.

*Mens Single Hand Naomhog Race. (Corty Herbst Perpetual Cup) Kindly sponsered by Fitzgerals Bar and Cafe.

*U16 2 Boys and 2 Girls Naomhog race crews by Draw. For contestants aged 12 years and upwards whose date of birth is on/after January 2002. Kindly sponsered by : The Village Fish Shop Castlegregory and Griffin Boats. Race value €220.

*Confined to Parish Naomhog race( Billy Goodwin Perpetual Cup)for men/womemn 15 years and upwards. Crews by draw. Kindly sponsered by : Lynchs Spar Castlegregory. Race value €400.

*2 Man and 2 Woman Naomhog Race for contestants 16 years and upwards. Crews by Draw. Kindly Sponsered by: Boyle Brothers Hardware Tralee. Race value €400.

Presentation of Prizes and Raffle winners at the Green Room Bar.

The Committee wish to sincerely thank all of the sponsers past and present without whom this regatta could not be held. The Committee will not be held responsible for any accident on land or sea. The committee has the right to reject or accept any contestant or craft.

Additional sponsers: Kellihers Mills, T&J ashe, Jamie Knox Watersports, Pisces Resteraunt, Horans Fruit and Veg, Maunsells Garage, Castlegregory Golf Club, Kellihers Agri, Mckennas Hardware Listowel, Tomasins Bar ans Resteraunt, Juncton Bar, Bolands Bar, Tommy Scanlon, Lee Strand, Atlantic oils,The Vilage Pharmacy, Islands Resteraunt, Mike Deane Taxi and Coach Hire, Fitzgibbon Interiors Curraheen, Cosy Fuels Castlegregory, Splash Sports,Moes Cafe, Harbour House.

Free Bouncy Castle For Kids.

Notice: Upcoming elections for the Community council will be taking place in June with new members starting end of August. Stradbally, Maharees, Aughacasla and the Village are eligible to have 5 members per area to sit on the Council.    Some active board members have served the maximum elected term allowed so it is critical that new representation step forward. This is an excellent opportunity for your voice to be heard and positively impact the future of our community.

Summer Festival: Dates for the Summer Festival: Friday-Sunday, July 13th, 14th and 15th

Calling all Artists and Photographers! On 21st and 22nd July there will be a Maritime Festival in the Clubrooms at Castlegregory. We are looking for submissions. Ocean theme. No entry fee but 10% commission on sold works. Must be ready for hanging and labelled with price, title, medium and your name on the back. Drop off date from Sunday 15th July to Thursday 19th July. Exhibition will run until 28th July at 4pm. Pick up either then or Monday 30th July until 5pm. Call Marcia 087 1693493 for more info

Neighbours helping Neighbours A Pay-It-Forward Movement sponsored by Crain International:  Please contact Sharon Crain, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it." target="_blank">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.087 433 9528

The Defibrillator has been moved from Maurice Fitzgeralds Pub and put in a box outside the doors of Spar.

The Community Alert Group: Pendant alarms have been successfully installed for several residents in the community, who are happy with the results. The alarms provide a good measure of security. We are still submitting applications. If you are over 65 and even if you have an alarm that is no longer working you can apply. Please contact the Office: 066 7139422

Castlegregory Community Games: I am happy to answer any query if anyone wishes to text me on 0879246054.  Margaret.Full details on all events are on the Community Games website.

If there is anyone interested in getting involved with Tidy Towns, call the office 7139422. It is the start of the New Year. Please get involved with your community.

Active Retired Summer Schedule: Every Tuesday 1-4pm Clubrooms-Soup and dessert- Entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

Chiropodist: will be in the Small Hall on Tuesdays 31st July and 18th September. For house visits contact Michelle, Active Retired on 087 787 1845.

Castlegregory GAA Membership is now due for 2018. Cost €30 for non playing single member and €50 for a couple and can be paid to any committee member.

Old Fire Station is now open as a gym for new members. For more information contact Colm Sills or Seán Spillane on 087 2572662.

Soccer Notes: Castle are away V Listowel Celtic B in the last league game of the season. A win would see us potentially in a playoff V Asdee Rovers for promotion so all to play for. Kick off in Listowel is 11:30am

The Brandon Bay HM/10k event: we are now just over 3 weeks away from this year's Brandon Bay event. Entries online are far ahead of previous years and with a usual surge closer to the date it's looking like the biggest one yet. If you haven't registered yet you can do so online on where you will also be able to select your t-shirt size. Alternatively, our walk in registration evening will take place on Friday 13th July in the club rooms. As always we encourage all local businesses to share the event on social media. To date there are participants registered and coming from all over the UK, the USA, Poland, Luxembourg, France, Germany and even China plus of course from all over Ireland, meaning it will certainly be an international Day of walking, jogging and running on the beach on Saturday 14th July!

Volunteers wanted: if you have a few hours to spare on Saturday 14th July and would like to help out at the Brandon Bay event simply let us know by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or through Facebook. T-shirt and lunch for all volunteers.

Castlegregory Golf:RESULTS: Friday 15th & Sunday 17th June, 18 Holes Stableford, 1st Niamh McInerney (36) 46 pts., 2nd Mary Moriarty (36) 43 pts., 3rd Miriam Mulhall-Nolan (31) 42 pts.Over 50’s: Wednesday 13th June, 9 Hole Stableford,1st Mary Moriarty.Men’s Club: Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th June, 18 Hole Stableford, 1st Jim Madden (9) 43 pts., 2nd Pat Mulcahy (15) 39 pts., 3rd John Rowan (12) 38 pts., Front 9: Sean O’Connor (A) (16) 20 pts., Back 9: Aidan Smith (14) 22 pts.Seniors: Thursday 14th June, 9 Hole Stableford, 1st Eamonn Travers (15) 21 pts..

 FIXTURES:Ladies Club: Friday 22nd June, 18 Holes V Par, Timesheet.  Sunday 24th June, Rumble for Crumlin, 3 Person Rumble (any combination). Time Sheet.Ladies Over 50’s: Wed. 20th June,  9 Hole Stableford.  Draw 10.00am  Men’s Club: Saturday 23rd & Sunday 24th June, Rumble for Crumlin, 3 Person Rumble (any combination). Time Sheet.Seniors: Thursday 21st June, 9 Hole Stableford.  Draw at 9:30 am. 9 Hole Open Mixed Scramble:  Tuesday, June 19th.  Sign in from 6.30 to 6.45 pm.  Draw for 7 pm.  Members €3, Non Member €10.“Jefferson Tools” Open 9 Hole Tournament – Round 1 – Wednesday 27th June.  €5 Entry / Non Member €10.Members: Our annual Mid Summers Party is this Friday evening, June 22nd.  3 Person Scramble, sign in 6.15 pm, draw at 6.30 pm followed by BBQ and refreshments.  

Castlegregory Golf Club
Co. Kerry +353 (0)66 7139444

Parent and Toddler Group :   Thursday 21st was the last Parent and Toddler for this term but it will resume again in September. Details will be posted here closer to the time.

Get Out… Get Active! Tuesday Walks - Come along.  Suitable For All Abilities: Meeting point Spar Car Park Tuesdays at 10.30am.  For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Slainte Seniors’ Social Club every Monday 10.30am – 12 noon in the Club Rooms. For more information please contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Tai Chi Classes -Thursdays in the Club Rooms at 2.30pm. Contact Debbie: 087 2989537

Whist every Thursday evening from 8pm in the Clubrooms.

Results 14.06.2018

Ladies: 1st Eileen Kennedy and Avila Fitzgerald         

Interval: Elke Hockstrate, Maureen Dowling

Gents:  1st dieter Hockstrate2ndSheila O’Connor        

Interval: Mike Dowling, Jackie Goodwin, Mike Rohan          

Mystery: Edward Hennessy,Eileen Hickson.  

Calendars for 2018 are now on sale. Just €5!

'LIFE ON THE DINGLE PENINSULA IN 1949: CASTLEGREGORY, CAMP, CLOGHANE' voiceover Tommy Daly. DVD on sale in the Office €15

 The Land and People of Maharees and Castlegregory: A History 1560 – 1960 by Martin Lynch. The book is for sale at the Information Office in the village and at Lynch’s Spar. Price €40

 Size of posters for the notice board in the Village no bigger than A4 please!

Castlegregory notes : We would like to invite anyone in the parish to submit items that they would like included in the Castlegregory notes. The column is for you, so we welcome your input. The notes need to be in before 11am on Monday. Thank you.

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