Moyvane Notes – 2nd January, 2008

Review of the Year:
At this time of the year, one looks back at the different events and happenings that took place in the locality during the year. The Development Association won the North Kerry Open Gates competition for the walk in the Wood, and also held the 17th Annual Village Festival during the October Bank Holiday Weekend. The Association continues to do improvements around the village. 'A lot done, a lot more to do.'

Moyvane were defeated in the first round of the North Kerry Championship. The underage football teams had a very promising year making a good impression. Paddy Curtin played for the Kerry minors and Breda Lane played for the Kerry Ladies minor team. John Mulvihill won a county championship medal with Feale Rangers in the County Championship Final in November. The first County Championship medal to come into the area for 27 years. In 2007 a lot of people from the locality got married.

The marriage took place recently of Joanne Mulvihill, Leitrim East and Tom Black, Drogheda at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane. The reception was held in Ballyseedy Castle.

Congratulations to Dr. Kieran McCarthy, Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane who recently qualified as a medical doctor. Kieran was educated in Murhur National School and St. Michaels College Listowel. He studied Medicine in University College Galway. Kieran is presently working in Galway University Hospital. Wishing him well in his career.

Old Story:
This man one time said he would go to the Pensions officer to see if he would qualify for the Old age pension. So before he went, he searched the house for his Birth Certificate but could not find it so when he went into the Office, he told the Pensions Officer that he could not find his Birth Certificate, so the pensions officer said that's fine. The Pensions Officer said open down the neck of your shirt until I see your chest. The Pensions Officer then said 'Oh You are pension age alright'. Afterwards he went home and told his wife that I have qualified for the Old Age Pension so the wife says to him how did you qualify for the pension without a Birth Cert. so he said I met a very nice man and He said open the buttons of your shirt and the wife then says to him Tis a great pity that he did not ask you to open below and you would have qualified for Disability.

The AGM of Moyvane GAA Club will be held in the Marian Hall on Friday 11th January at 8pm sharp.

Moyvane GAA Club will hold a social in Kirby's The Lanterns Hotel on Friday 8th February 2008. Entertainment provided by the PJ Murrihy Band followed by a Disco. A presentation will be made on the night to the Moyvane Senior team on winning the 2006 County Novice Championship. A presentation will also be made to Sean Walsh to celebrate his 10 years as Kerry County Chairman. Further details will be announced in the coming week.

65 mms of rain fell in the Moyvane area during last week.

The Samaritans would like to thank all those who contributed so generously and assisted with the Annual Church Gate Collection at Christmas.

A night will be held to mark the recent retirement of Gabriel Fitzmaurice at Maireads on this Friday night, 4th of January.


  • Wed. 2nd, 9.15am – Michael Sheehan & deceased members of the Sheehan family.
  • Thurs. 3rd, 7.30pm, Knockanure
  • Fri. 4th, 7.30pm – Angela Lowney (nee O'Connor)
  • Sat. 5th, 7.30pm – Jams Culhane
  • Sun. 6th, 10am – Teresa Bambury
  • Sun. 6th, 11am – Bridget (Pidge) Holly

Diocesan Collection next weekend for the Needs of the Holy Land.

The death took place recently of John Joe Sheehy Aughrim. He was 85 years of age. His remains were removed to Moyvane Church on Thursday last. He was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Friday last. He is survived by his brothers James and Joseph, sisters Bridie, Elizabeth, Hannah and Teresa , In Laws, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.