Moyvane Notes – 11th November, 2011

Marian Hall Blotto:
There was no winner of last Thursday night’s €5,000 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 10   11   27   29. Lucky Dips: €100 Mary Scannell, Aughrim. €50 Rita Thornton. €20 each: Mike Mulvihill, Navan. Sheila White, Listowel. Jer Dore, Woodgrove. Tom O’Connor, Keylod. Podge Ronan, Ballybunion. Free Tickets: Eamon McSweeney, Aughrim. Brendan Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Anne McGrath, Glin. John Lynch, Woodgrove. Ava Heffernan, Listowel. Next draw Thursday, November 10th at Bingo in the Marian Hall.

Newtownsandes Co-Op:
Don’t forget the creamery social in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday, November 25th. There is always a huge demand for tickets as you all know so if you need one call to the creamery and book it.

Village Festival:
Sunday night the Marian Hall was packed, people were almost hanging from the rafters for the local concert. There is nothing better than local talent to bring the crowd and there is nothing more enjoyable than watching and listening to local talent. Pity it doesn’t happen more often. There were singers, dancers, musicians, and story teller Daisy Kearney, followed by a play by the Boro Players. They brought the house down with their comedy “A Burglary Will Take Place”. This was last staged in 1958 by local Marca Na Feirme members and over twenty five years later, four of the original cast and four other greats once again gave an “Oscar” winning performance. The show produced by mother and daughter duo Eileen & Áine Cronin. Bank Holiday Monday saw the first hunt of the season for the North Kerry Harriers take off in a colourful parade through the village, followed by an even more colourful, if not scary parade, an under twelve Halloween Fancy Dress parade. “The Rambling House” at Mairead Kearney’s Bar brought a lively close to an action packed weekend. The weather was kind to all and the village looked lovely, thanks to the Fás & R.S.S members, the street lighting by Eddie Sheehy and music by Ger Keane. The committee members wish to thank sincerely all those involved, sponsors, the business community and all those who attended the many weekend events. Looking forward to 2012, the twentieth Festival!

Tarbert Comprehensive School:
Saturday, November 12th, the school is holding a “School Reunion and Race Night” at Tralee
Greyhound Stadium. This is a major fund raising event to construct and equip a Gym and Fitness Suite. A great family night’s entertainment is organised; Best Dressed Lady and Man Competition, Raffles and Music. Entry tickets to track cost €5. Contact Ann (087) 2715367, Mike (087) 4175063 or Brenda (087) 2729215. Please lend your support, most of you have had, or now have some connection with the school and it has served North Kerry well.

Moyvane Badminton:
Kerry Badminton Competition got under way at the weekend in both Senior and Juvenile level. On Saturday the Juvenile Doubles Tournament was held in Killarney and the following were Moyvane medal winners: U11 girls, silver winner was Ciara Hudson and Bronze medal went to Grainne Mulvihill, U13 boy’s gold medal winner was Micheal Collins, U13 girl’s gold medal winner Margaret Mulvihill. U15/17 silver medal winner Tina Gormley and bronze winner Keela Spillane, U17 boys Gold medal winner Shane Winters, silver medal Dylan Bourke and bronze Liam Corridan. Next Juvenile competition, Singles Championships in Listowel on November 19th. Senior competition was held in Killarney on Sunday and winner of Division 3 Waterstone Cup was Carmel Hudson  and finalist was Dermot Keane.

Knockanure GAA Lotto:
Results: November 4th. Jackpot: €10,800. Numbers drawn were 10  13  26  30, no winner. Lucky Dips: Donnchadh Woods, Knockanure. Peg Finucane c/o Thady. Leo Finucane, Keylod. Micheal O’Connor, Keylod. T & T Finucane, Lisaniskea. Ann Finucane, Keylod. Bar Prize: Gerard Greaney. Next Week’s Jackpot €10,900. Knockanure G.A.A. are holding an Irish Night in Flynn’s Bar on Saturday night November 19th. A great night assured. Your support would be much appreciated.

Active Retirement Day:
Active Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre. The next social day for the active retired takes place on Monday, November 14th. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance. Anyone wishing to attend please ring in advance on 068 49799 or 087 7528626. New members always welcome.

Fitness Classes:
Fitness classes at Knockanure Community Centre. Aerobic classes continue every Wednesday night at 8pm. All levels welcome. Contact Maggie for further details 087 9866533.

Trad for Trocaire:
A fundraising, singing night will take place at Ma¡iread  Kearney’s Bar, Moyvane on Friday, November 11th for aid organisation Trocaire. Come along and enjoy the night. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

A Photographic Memoir by Ballylongford native Nancy McAuliffe will be launched on Friday, November 18th at 8.30pm by Minister Jimmy Deenihan in the Eddie Carmody Memoiral Hall, Ballylongford. This is a book of photographs of the village, dating from the early 1800s until the 1970s and capturing the changing life of one of the most historical villages in Kerry. All are welcome on the night where refreshments will be served and entertainment will be provided by members of De Bogadeers.


  • Weds. 9th, Moyvane. 9.15am – Private Intention
  • Thurs. 10th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – November Intentions, especially those who died during the last 12 months
  • Fri. 11th, 7.30pm – Fr. John Shine & deceased members of the Shine family
  • Sat. 12th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Johnny Meade, Aughrim
  • Sun. 13th, Knockanure, 10am – Private Intention
  • Sun. 14th, Moyvane, 11am – Ann, Jimmy & Margaret Flaherty & Bridie Moloney

The death has taken place recently of Nora (Node) Guiney, of Moyvane South & Listowel. Requiem Mass was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane and burial took place in Murhur. She was the last surviving member of her family.