Moyvane Notes – 16th June 2014

It’s open at last. Congratulations to all involved in providing this fantastic facility for the young people of the parish. It is a work of art, without doubt the best playground in North Kerry and finished in record time. This is what the power of positive thinking can achieve. Since the barriers came down on Thursday evening the place has been packed, as it should be. There is something in there for everyone, from the toddler to the senior citizen. Do we realize how lucky we are in Moyvane? We have two halls, one for sport, the other for sit down events, such as meetings, Bingo etc. The football field has been developed to a high standard in the not too distant past. There is a soccer pitch and the Development Association has done trojan work over the years providing woodland walks and improving the image of the village but this is the icing on the cake. Those of you who have worked to provide this facility take a bow, you are to be complimented and congratulated. To the young people of the parish I would say please take care of your own facility, it is for you to enjoy, be proud of it, respect it and help to keep it in the condition it is currently in. Parents please ask your children to think of it as an extension of their home, and keep it in the condition that you would like your children to keep your house in. When entering and leaving the playground please be safe, the road through the village can be busy.  
There was no winner of last Thursday night’s Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 1  14 29   32. Lucky dips: €100 Dana Scannell, Tarbert Road, Listowel. €50 Betty Walsh, Greenville, Listowel. €20 each Agatha Barrett, Athea. Maura Sheehan, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. J. Evans, Listowel. Susan & Chris Slemon, Cois Baile, Listowel. Morice Hannon, Ballygologue Road, Listowel. Free Tickets: Peig Flynn, Barryroe, Co. Cork. Ita O’Mahony, Mountcollins, Co. Limerick. Nora Stack, Asdee. Breda Murphy, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Eileen Lynch, Asdee. Next draw will be Thursday night, June 19 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. The Jackpot is €12,500.
Now that the Summer season has kicked off in Ballybunion, members of the  Carers Association are spending some time by the seaside. One lady got lucky at Bingo last week. Peig Flynn of Barryroe, Co. Cork spun the wheel and took home €300. Nice one. You too could Spin the Wheel and win up to €2,000 any week just by playing Bingo in Moyvane.

A dare to Design with eml architects & Cliona’s Foundation. The 7.5km military style obstacle challenge, Adare to Survive, is set to return to the picturesque village of Adare in Co Limerick this September.  Limerick charity, Cliona’s Foundation which provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children, is the official ATS charity partner for the second year running. This year, one of the 2014 obstacles will be designed by a member of the public thanks to a collaboration between the ATS organisers and eml architects. 

To be in with the chance of seeing your design in life size form on event day, all you need to do is provide a sketch of your proposed obstacle along with a short description.  This should be submitted via email by midnight Wednesday, July 09, 2014 along with the official entry form which can be downloaded from or  The winning design will be announced at the launch of ATS on Thursday, July 17 thin Fitzgerald’s Woodlands Hotel, Adare, Co Limerick.

The County Athletics will  be held at An Riocht track in Castleisland on next Saturday &  Sunday, June 21st & 22nd. The parade begins at 10am. Forty athletes  from Moyvane/Knockanure have qualified for the Finals. Good luck to all  the competitors.

Listowel Rambling House will take place on Thursday June 26th in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square from 9.15 pm.  Admission free.


  • Weds. 18th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Con & Catherine Mulvihill and their son Con
  • Thurs. 19th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Jack & Maud Fitzmaurice, Moyvane Village
  • Fri. 20th, Knockanure, 7.30pm – Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen
  • Sat. 21st,  Moyvane, 7.30pm – People of the Parish
  • Sun. 22nd, Knockanure, 10am – Denis Flaherty
  • Sun. 22nd, Moyvane, 11am – Thomas Flaherty, Gortdromagouna who died recently in England
  • Mon. 23rd – No Mass
  • Tues. 24th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Month’s Mind Mass for John Buckley, formerly of Leitrim Middle who died recently in Birdhill, Co. Tipperary. Also included are deceased members of his family.   

The death took place recently of Kathleen O’Dwyer (née Stack), wife of the late Tom O’Dwyer, of  Shrone Middle, Listowel and formerly of Drommurhur, Moyvane.   She is survived by her  sister-in-law Noreen, nieces and nephews and their families.  Requiem Mass was celebrated in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Kathleen was the last surviving member of the Stack family, Drommurhur. Sympathy is also extended to the Stack family on the death of Paud Woulfe of Cratloe, Abbeyfeale who was an Uncle on their mother’s side of the family. Requiem Mass was celebrated in Athea Church on Thursday, June 12 followed by burial in Temple Athea Cemetery. This was the third funeral for some members of the Stack family in ten days. May they rest in peace.

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