Castleisland Day Care Limited is a voluntary company limited by guarantee with charitable status. Core funding which cover staffing costs and day to day running of the centre is provided by the H.S.E.
Local groups often take the initiative to fundraise on behalf of the day centre- one such group was the sixth year boys of the secondary school. The event was Tag Rugby and the total of €694.27 was raised. It is very encouraging to see local schools and young people becoming involved in their community in this way.
However, Castleisland Day Care Centre relies heavily on the generosity of local individuals and groups for necessary funds to maintain the level of care provided and towards the centre’s upkeep.
Local church gate collections are held in Castleisland , Cordal, Scartaglen, Currow, Currans, Brosna and Knocknagoshel churches during the months of September and October.
Clients and friends of Castleisland Day Care Centre have recorded a second CD. This CD will be launched in February, 2012 to coincide with our ten year anniversary. CDs will be available from local shops and the Day Centre at a cost of €10
Photographic Slide Show
A very successful fundraiser was held at the Ivy Leaf Art Theatre during April 2010. This was a collection of old photos from Mr Tim Murphy’s collection of slides depicting Castleisland from the 1900s. Amount raised on the two nights was €1,503
Mr Tim Murphy is hosting another one of these photographic slide shows in the Ivy Leaf Theatre on Thursday Dec 29th and Friday Dec 30th 2011 at 3pm.Admission €5 at the door.
This is a great opportunity for any one visiting the area to get a rare glimpse of Castleisland of by gone times.
All proceeds go to Castleisland Day Care Centre
Castleisland Day Care Cycle is a leisure cycle and is not a race therefore please be mindful of less experienced cyclists and try to ensure all participants enjoy a safe event.
There will be a group start at 10.00 am from Castleisland Day Care Centre grounds. Both routes will be clearly sign posted with stewards providing additional directions.
The event will be fully stewarded by friends of Castleisland Day Care Centre and members of Currow Cycling Club. Stewards are there for your safety so please follow their instructions.
Exits and Junctions will be assigned to specific stewards in advance of the event. Stewarding and communications will be monitored and coordinated by mobile phone.
The event will be accompanied by a fully equipped Red Cross Ambulance and two trained personnel.
Gardai have granted a permit for the event and there will be Garda back up at key locations.
The wearing of a hard-shell cycling helmet is compulsory during the event.
Bicycles must be of a road
worthy condition. Brakes should be working
properly and tyres inflated to the right pressure
and in good condition Follow the Rules of the road
which normally apply to cyclists
The short route is 15 kms
long and is aimed at beginner and leisure
cyclists. It will start at Castleisland Day Care Centre
grounds, travel through Castleisland town past
the fountain out the Killarney Road Straight on
at the Killarney Road Roundabout, turning left at
Lisheenbawn towards Currow village.
At Currow village left towards Lower Dromulton, Left at Ballybeg towards Davy Roches Cross where you turn left back in towards Garvey’s of Castleisland. The Short Route returns to the finish point at the Day Care Centre.
The Long Route is 80 kms long and will follow the short route before turning right at the Killarney Road Roundabout On towards the Tralee Road Roundabout and on towards Tralee.
Straight on at the Ballycarthy Roundabout towards the Tralee Bypass Roundabout Left at the Tralee Bypass Roundabout Right at the (Tralee) Killarney Road Roundabout and on towards Farranfore.
Turn Left at Farranfore towards Buckley’s shop. Left at Buckley’s shop to Scartaglen. Left at Scartaglen back towards Davy Roches Cross Left at Lower Dromulton, Left at Scart GAA Cross.
Left at Church St around the Fountain and up Main St and Back to Day Care Centre for finish.