2013 Moyvane Development Association Newsletter

Our application for the competition has been submitted, its all systems go to improve on last year’s results. The results for last year show an improvement of seven marks which brings us to 261 out a possible 400.

Adjudication time is upon us already and can take place anytime from the beginning of June to the end of July. In addition if we are in the running for an award we will be revisited in August so keep up the good work all year round.

We need your continued support and help to enhance the overall appearance of the village. Adjudicators will take into account everything from house painting, flower displays, gardens, general tidiness and litter control. We have the potential to improve our score further by concentrating on the areas mentioned above and also on those outlined in the adjudicators report.

Last year, for the purpose of clean-ups, each housing development and each road/street was looked after by the local residents. This proved very successful, keep up the good work. We would appeal to businesses to keep a constant watch on the area outside their premises and we request smokers not to litter and use the cigarette disposal units provided. As the Village Walk and Nature Trail is for everyone’s enjoyment we must insist on people keeping this area clean and tidy. Our association fully encourage residents with dogs on leash to use the walk, however, please use the poopscoop bags which are available free of charge at the Post Office.

Regular clean ups will continue for the summer period and we could appreciate more involvement on these evenings. Everybody is welcome to come along.
Next Village clean-up is on Wednesday 19th June at 8pm.

Our committee met with Mr. Dink Huttermann (a town planner consultant) last year and a five year Village improvement plan was drawn up. We are in consultation with KCC re the implementation of some short term projects, however due to financial constraints the majority of the plan will be long term. The Final Plan can be viewed on

The erection of directional finger signs and information boards throughout the Village is almost complete and should be finalised before the summer is out.

We are looking for some old photos, especially of old Murhur National School on the Glin Road, and the old Church and presbytery on Main Street to complete village information board. Photos can be dropped to Bobby Stack and will be returned once copied.

General Activities

  • Our Fás, TUS & RSS workers continue to carry out the general maintenance programme throughout the Village. They have been busy in recent times, removing dead hedging, painting, fence repairs and replanting.
  • Work on the stone piers at the Community Centre and entrance to the Nature Trail are a credit to the skills of those involved. A new timber fence will replace the present concrete fence in the coming weeks.
  • Our committee has been in contact with the OPW re the old Garda Station but we have failed to make progress with them on the maintenance and up keep of the building and grounds.
  • Our Village Festival continues to be our main fundraiser, with last year being another great success, thanks to everybody who supported us in any way, from helping out with organizing, and supporting the various events, a special word of thanks to our many sponsors, who continue to support us, even in these very difficult economic times.
    This coming festival will be the 21st anniversary of running the event, and in conjunction with “The Gathering” we hope to make this an extra special occasion.
All village residents and parishioners are welcome to participate in our regular clean-ups.