Moyvane Notes – 11th August, 2008

Knockanure Vintage Day:
The Knockanure Vintage Day will take place this Sunday, August 17. All the usual events will be held, including Steam Threshing, Horse Hay Tossing, Corn Milling, Sheaf Tossing, open, confined & ladies. For the children there will be novelty events and sports from tiny tots up to under 14.
New events this year include a farm yard fowl display, horse shoeing demonstration and at 3.30pm, there will be a slow tractor race. 
Fancy taking home a souvenir of the day? You can have a photo of yourself, your pet, your car or tractor taken and printed on a mug as a keepsake. This is proving very popular at other venues. As usual there will be live music from 2pm to 5pm,  provided this year by a new jovial and lively group on the circuit called "St. Patrick & his Leprechaun". Refreshments will be available all day. 
Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of the €5,000 jackpot last Thursday night so it’s up for grabs again this week. Lucky Dips €100 Mrs. Dowling, Woodford Lodge, Listowel. €50 Kathleen Bowler, Lixnaw. €20 each Martina Reidy, Lisselton, Michael Lynch, Taxi, Saoirse & Rosheen Culhane, Kinard, Glin, Margaret O’Connor, Inchamore, Maureen O’Connor, Upper Aughrim. Free Tickets Mike Lynch, Taxi c/o Eileen Cronin, Mick O’Brien, Church Road, Ronin Kidney, c/o Kit Horan, Terry & Mary O’Brien, Glin Road, John, Jamie & Conor Leahy, Willowbrook, Clieveragh, Listowel. 


You can win up to €2,000 if you Spin The Wheel any week at Bingo.Your next chance is Thursday night at 8.30pm.

Tom Shanahan gives us all an interest in this year’s games. Tom, who lives in Boise, Idaho trains Nick Symmonds who is a contender for a medal in the 800 metres. Symmonds, who represents the United States, qualified in the second fastest time ever run for the distance in the States. Tom is currently coaching athletics at Boise State University and is hoping to be in China to see Nick compete in the quarter finals on August 20. 

Graveyard Masses:
Huge crowds attended all the Masses this week. On Wednesday night, the weather played a part and the Mass had to be transferred to the Church. A special word of thanks to the Graveyard committee who put so much work into organising the Masses.
Masses for the week:
  • Friday 15th –  Feast Of The Assumption is a Holy Day Of Obligation. Masses Knockanure 10am Moyvane 11am.
  • Saturday 16th, 8pm – Maurice O’Connor, Glin Road.
  • Sunday 17th, 10am – Dick, Peggy & John Sheehan
  • Sunday 17th, 11am – Pat Collins. 

Sympathy is extended to Hannah Hanrahan, Lower Aughrim on the death of her father, Gerald McElligott, Lixnaw who died last week.
Sympathy is also extended to the family of Madeline Mulvihill, Lower Athea who died at the weekend. Madeline, formerly McEnery of Tubbertoureen is survived by her daughters Margaret & Maura, brothers Denny, Tubbertoureen, sisters Noreen Mullane, Lower Athea and Hannah, London. Her funeral took place on Wednesday after Mass in St. Bartholomews Church, Athea with burial in Holy Cross Cemetary, Athea.