Moyvane Notes

MOYVANE GAA CLUB LOTTO: There was no winner of the €11,000 Jackpot. Numbers drawn were  1   7   16   32. Lucky Dips: €40.00 each: Hannah Enright, Enright’s Bar, Moyvane. Noreen Lynch (Axl & Cassie), Woodgrove, Moyvane. William Leahy, Online. Ciaran O’Connor, Online. Bridget Donegan, Online. Thank you to B. J. O’Connor Agri for helping with the draw. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page.  All online entries to be registered by 6.00pm on the day of the draw.  Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Tickets also available at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op. You can also contact any Committee Member. Current Jackpot is €11,100 and the draw will be held on Sunday, May 16, outdoors at Con Brosnan Park at 8.00pm. As always thank you for your continued support.

CLUB MEMBERSHIP is now open for 2021.  €40 for players and €20 for students and non players. Membership can be paid to any committee member.and must be paid by Monday, May 31.

BOOK LAUNCH: Rhyming History: The Irish War of Independence and the Ballads of Atrocity in the Valley of Knockanure by Gabriel Fitzmaurice will be launched in Seanchaí, the Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel on Saturday, May 15 at 2 p.m. Everybody is welcome to this  historic launch which commemorates the centenary of the tragic events in Knockanure in April and May 1921. The months of April and May, 1921 saw a lot of bloodshed in the parish of what is now Moyvane-Knockanure. This was, of course, during the Irish War of Independence. On Thursday, April 7, Mick Galvin, an IRA volunteer, was killed by British forces during an ambush at Kilmorna in Knockanure. The IRA had been lying in wait to ambush a group of British soldiers who were cycling to Listowel after a visit to Kilmorna House, Sir Arthur Vicars’ residence. Vicars had been Ulster King of Arms and custodian of the Irish Crown Jewels which were kept in Dublin Castle, the burglary of which in 1907, although Vicars was never seriously suspected of being involved in their theft, led to his ruin and, ultimately, to his death. On Thursday, April 14, 1921, Kilmorna House was raided by the local IRA. One of the raiding party, Lar Broder, told the steward, Michael Murphy, that they had come to burn the house, which they proceeded to do. However, three members of the Flying Column led Vicars to the end of the garden and shot him. (One of his executioners, Jack Sheehan, was himself shot dead by the British army near Knockanure on May 26). Then on May 12 Crown forces shot dead three unarmed members of the Flying Column, Paddy Dalton, Paddy Walsh and Jerry Lyons, at Gortaglanna, Knockanure, a short distance from Kilmorna. Their comrade and fellow member of the Column, Con Dee made a miraculous escape from the scene. This is the incident that is commemorated in the ballads of the tragedy, the most famous being Bryan Mac Mahon’s “The Valley of Knockanure”, written in 1946. In his new publication entitled ‘Rhyming History: The Irish War of Independence and the Ballads of atrocity in the Valley of Knockanure’, Gabriel Fitzmaurice has collected all of the ballads from Bryan MacMahon’s to Joe Heaney’s (Seosamh Ó hÉnaí’s) wildly fanciful version, forensically examining each in turn and providing a historical commentary. The book is accompanied by a CD of the main ballads. Rhyming History is published by Kerry Writers’ Museum and the North Kerry Literary Trust with the support of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Art, Gaeltacht Sport & Media under the Decade of Centenaries Programme. It can be purchased through the Museum’s website at or in local bookshops. Gabriel will deliver an online lecture based on the book on Friday May 14 at 7.30 pm and will be doing a signing at Kerry Writers’ Museum when it reopens on Saturday May 15th at 2pm.

SPLIT THE BUCKET RESULT: The return of Split The Bucket was a welcome to some sort of normal! Congratulations to Anna Maria Kennelly who won  the first draw. She shared the pot of  €370 with the school. Next draw will be held at the end of June.

VACCINE: Isn’t it great to see how fast the vaccine is rolling out. This is the secret to some sort of a normal life. Don’t be afraid to accept the offer. Chances are you have had the flu jab and this is no different so grab the opportunity with both hands and if you do feel nervous about it have a chat with your doctor or someone in the medical profession that you trust.

SYMPATHY to the family of Noreen Horgan, Athea whose funeral took place last week. Born 1936 herself and her late husband returned to Athea, from England in 1981. Noreen was a regular at Moyvane Bingo for many, many years together with her sister Joan (Manaher) and her late sister, Bridie and brother Paudie Mulvihill. Many in the parish were shocked to hear of the untimely death of Assumpta Mahony of Coolaclairig. She was a very friendly, outgoing lady and will be sadly missed by her husband Mickey and sons, Sean & Kieran and grandchildren. Her daughter-in-law is Deborah O’Flaherty who is from the parish and teaches in Murhur NS. Her husband Mickey has many relatives in the parish also. May they both rest in peace.

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Wednesday, May 12  Month’s Mind Mass for Michael Buckley, New York & Bunaraha. Thursday, May 13  Mass at 7.30pm for  Michael O’Brien, Ardfert RIP.   Friday, May 14 First Anniversary Mass for Peggy Williams, Ballydonoghue.  Saturday, May 15 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for David Foley, Kilbaha and deceased members of the Foley and O’Connor Families. Sunday, May 16 First Anniversary  Mass at 11.00am for Anne Prendiville, Carrueragh.

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE:  Sunday, May 16  Anniversary Mass at 9.30am for Noreen & Pat Sweeney, Knockanure.

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