Springtime In The Playground

As we begin to say goodbye to winter the first signs of spring are beginning to appear all around us and what better place to look for these than in our playground. Here are a few things that you might notice this week in the playground or other places around the village so keep  your eyes open and if you ... Read More »

Christmas Jumper Disco Hohoho

Don’t forget Christmas Jumper and Santa Hat Disco in the Abbey Hall tomorrow at 4 p.m.. Admission is €3 per child with all proceeds going to the Playground Fund. Santa has confirmed that he will be in for a bop with the boys and girls Read More »

Ready to Rock around the Christmas Tree

Hohoho. Not many more sleeps left to the big night and we hope that all the boys and girls are on their best behavior. There have been reports of elves being spotted in the playground and reporting back to Santa when someone is naughty. So we have another chance for you to show him how good you are. Put on your best ... Read More »

Reminder! WW1 memorabilia collection Sunday 7 Dec

Members of the Clarecastle and Ballyea Heritage Group will attend the Clarecastle Village Market on Sunday 7 December to scan and photograph World War One memorabilia. We’d love to see any medals, photographs, letters or diaries relating to this period 1914-18. We can scan/photograph and return on the spot. We are compiling a database of soldiers from the parish and ... Read More »

‘Land and People’ Great gift for family and friends abroad this Christmas

 Posting to family and friends abroad for Christmas?  Don’t forget to include Land and People! ‘a wonderful gift for anyone from Clarecastle or Ballyea who lives away from home’ Overseas orders can now be placed through PayPal at or for sale at Clarecastle and Darragh post offices and local shops. Photograph shows Gerry McMahon, Postmaster, Clarecastle with Anne McInerney and ... Read More »

Halloween Photos

Check out the spooky photo’s of the Halloween Disco in the gallery. Thanks to everyone who supported the event and gave generously to the playground fund. Keep an eye out for news of an exciting Playground Christmas party.Ho Ho Ho Read More »