Moyvane Notes – 2nd October, 2006

Golden Jubilee of Moyvane Church:
On Saturday night last, Mass was celebrated to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the building of the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. The Church was full to capacity to celebrate this memorable event. The main Celebrant was the Bishop of Kerry, Bill Murphy. The other con-celebratants included Fr. John Lucid PP, former Parish Priests: Fr. Michael O'Leary, Fr. Joseph Nolan & Fr. Michael Fleming, former Curates: Fr. Tom Hickey & Canon Pat Horgan, Moyvane/Knockanure natives: Fr. John Shine, Fr. Pat Ahern, Fr. Tom McMahon & Fr. Brendan O'Callaghan and Canon Declan O'Connor (Duagh), PP Killarney.

Fr. Pat Ahern gave the homily. In his homily, Fr. Ahern spoke of his memories of the opening of the Church 50 years ago, the preparations involved in putting up bunting and flags on the shops and houses in the village, the fundraising efforts involved in the selling of tickets, the holding of concerts, etc; Fr .Ahern also spoke of Fr. Dan O’Sullivan, the Parish Priest of Moyvane who was responsible for the building of the Church and how sadly Fr. O’Sullivan died only five weeks after the opening of the Church.

At last Saturday night’s Jubilee Mass, parishioners participated in the readings, prayers of the faithful and the offertory procession. At the end of the Mass, Gabriel Fitzmaurice thanked all those who helped during the ceremony and who helped in the preparations for the Golden Jubilee. He thanked our Parish Priest, Fr. John Lucid, for carrying out and co-ordinating the recent refurbishment and painting of the Church. The Ceremony was followed by refreshments in the Marian Hall.

  • The first baptism to take place two days after the opening of Moyvane Church was Tom O'Connor, Glin Road.
  • The first wedding to take place in the Church was Mary O'Connor, Clounbrane & Patrick Keane, Kilemeaney.
  • The first funeral to take place in the Church was Jimmy Moore, Glin Road.

Past Parish Priests since the building of the Church include: Fr. Dan O’Sullivan, Fr. Bill Murphy 1956-1957, Canon Pat Lynch 1957-1961, Fr. Edmond Fitzpatrick 1961-1964, Fr. Denis Mangan 1964-1972, Fr. Willie O’Brien 1972-1980, Fr. Michael O’Leary 1980-1998, Fr. Joseph Nolan 1998-2001, Fr. Michael Fleming 2001-2003 and Fr. John Lucid 2003-present.

West Limerick Set Dancing Club:
Céilí at the Convent Hall, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, October 8th at 3pm. Music by The Davy Family. All are welcome.

Remembering our Townlands:
How many of the old names are being lost forever? Townland names that were once known to everyone in a locality are now known to only a few and the passing away of our placenames is rapidly accelerating. In an attempt to reverse this process, Dr. Eamon Lankford of University College Cork has embarked on an ambitious placenames survey of Cork and Kerry. Dr. Lankford will be giving a lecture in the Tarbert Community Centre on Thursday, September 28th at 8:30pm.

Annual Village Festival:
The Annual Village Festival will take place at the end of the month, starting on Friday night, October 27th, with a Fine Food & Beverages Boro Buffet. On Sunday night, October 29th, the Boro Pageant will take place. Bank Holiday Monday, October 30th, will see the Kerry Hunt take place.

Moyvane GAA – Seniors:
Moyvane had a great win over Fossa in the semi-final of the County Novice Championship on Sunday last. This was a very keenly contested game with scores level on several occasions in the opening half. At half time, it was five points each and the game was still very much in the balance. Moyvane got the vital goal midway through the second half from David Flynn and went on to win in the end on a score of 1–10 to 0–7. That win puts them in the final against Na Gaeil. That fixture will be clarified later in the week.

Dressing Rooms:
Work is progressing in the new dressing rooms so again we ask people to be careful around the area and take notice of the warning signs. Thank you again for your co-operation.

Moyvane Parents Council:
The Parents Council of Murhur National School are holding a Church Gate Collection next weekend, 7th & 8th October.

Emigrants Collection:
The recent Emigrants collection amounted to €732.86. Thank you for your support..

Community I.T. Access:
Community IT Access is now accepting bookings for the following computer courses: Basic, Advanced, Intermediate, ECDL, Payroll, Sage Certified Accounts, Web-Starter, and Basic Web Design. These courses will be run in our centres in Listowel, Tarbert, Ballybunion & Ballyheigue. Places are limited. Phone Listowel 21999, Tarbert 39638 or Ballybunion 28888.

Moyvane Bord na n-Og:
The fundraiser held to purchase team jerseys, etc. for the boys & girls football teams amounted to €4122.80. We wish to thank the parents and children for their wonderful support. We thank most sincerely our sponsors and all those who contributed so generously.

U-12 Moyvane Ladies:
The majestic Moyvane ladies U-12 team took part in the football blitz held at Finuge sportsfield on Sunday 24th September. There were three teams involved: Moyvane, Finuge & Ballduff. Moyvane played a hugely exciting game against a fine Ballyduff outfit. The scoreline was 2-3 each. They then went on to win their game against a good young Finuge side with a scoreline of 6-4 to 3-3. All credit to the girls, backroom team, parents & to John for providing transportation. A special word of thanks to Johnny, Trassa, Niamh & to Seamus Stack & all in the Finuge Club for the refreshments.

The panel on the day was: Ciara Gormley, Patricia Goulding, Tara Finucane, Shannon Lynch, Trish Mulvihill, Aileen Kennelly, Niamh Stack, Elaine Hudson (capt.), Maggie Flaherty, Grace Carmody, Erin Finucane, Charlene Mulvihill, Ashley Sheehy, Sheila Moore, Leanne Aherne, Laura Quinn, Kerrie-Anne Finucane, Sarah O'Connor.

Masses For The Dead:

  • Wed. 4th – 9.15am – Private Intention
  • Thurs. 5th – 8pm – Knockanure
  • Fri. 6th – 8pm – Bridie John & Bridge McCarthy
  • Sat 7th – 8pm – Henry Stackpoole
  • Sun. 8th – 10am – People of the parish
  • Sun. 8th – 11am – Michael, Stephen & deceased members of the Kiely family