Moyvane Notes – 10th April, 1999

DESPITE a substantial increase in milk deliveries in last few days of March Newtownsandes Co-Op still expects to come in under quota on a butter-fat adjusted basis at the end of the super-levy year.

Over the past nine months the co-op has taken a series of measures to help farmers alleviate the problems caused by last year’s weather. Apart from providing some feed at cost, the co-op has paid three milk bonuses, three feed bonuses and in the period February 22 to March 31 has subsidised dairy nuts by about £50 per tonne. This resulted in the greatest sale of feeds ever recorded in the history of the co-op.

The Easter ceremonies began on Holy Thursday night with Mass of the Lord’s supper celebrated by Fr Nolan. On Good Friday afternoon the celebration of the Lord’s Passion was celebrated by Fr Nolan. On Holy Saturday night, the Easter Vigil was celebrated by Fr Nolan. On Easter Sunday morning, Dawn Mass was celebrated on Knockanure Hill by Fr David Gunn.

Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games Basketball U/16 girls will play in the community Centre, Listowel next weekend. The team to play are Karrie Fitzmaurice, Niamh O’Connor, Aine Hanrahan, Michelle Lynch, Deirdre Moloney, Marguerite Lynch, and Deborah O’Flaherty. A boys’ and girls’ cross country will take place next weekend in Farranfore for age groups U/12, U/13 and U/14.

The death has taken place of Mary Dwyer, Nenagh, Co. Tipperary. Sympathy has been extended to her daughter Maura Nolan, Gale Bridge.