Castlemaine is a small town in County Kerry, southwest Ireland. It lies on the N70 national secondary road between Killorglin and Tralee. It is said to be the birth place of The Wild Colonial Boy is a traditional Irish–Australian ballad of which there are many different versions, the most prominent being the Irish and Australian versions. The original version was about Jack Donahue, an Irish rebel who became a convict, then a bushranger, and was eventually shot dead by police
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Castlemaine is a small town at the eastern end of the peninsula, on either side of the River Maine. Situated at the junction of roads to Killarney, Tralee and Castleisland it is close to all of the county’s attractions, and within a few miles of Kerry Airport. It has all the facilities one would expect: shops, post office and pubs.
Castlemaine in the heart of Mid Kerry.
Castlemaine is perhaps best known internationally as the birthplace of the protagonist in tne Irish/Australian ballad The Wild Colonial Boy. There are several versions of the song, but the first verse as usually heard in Ireland is: