Moyvane Notes – 20th December, 2010

Happy Christmas:
Happy Christmas to all of you and particularly to those of you who live away from Moyvane and who keep in touch through the notes.

Marian Hall Blotto:
The Jackpot is €12,000. The numbers drawn were 2   13   16   21. Lucky Dips: €100 Mary McCarthy, Feale Drive, Listowel. €50 Jackie Hanrahan, c/o Enright’s Bar. €20 each: Riona Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Bridget Flaherty, Abbeyfeale. Teddy Keane, Murhur. Elizabeth Moody, Woodgrove. Pat Kennelly, Knockanure. Free Tickets: Mary Walsh, Tarmons West, Moyvane. Mary McCarthy, Feale Drive, Listowel. Darragh & Eoghan Hudson, Listowel. Donal Enright, Main St., Moyvane. Joe Stack, Woodford, Listowel. Next draw, at Bingo on Thursday of next week, December 30th.

Moyvane Bingo:
Just a reminder that there is no Bingo this Thursday night. See you next week.

Wedding Congratulations:
Congratulations to Paudie Walsh, Leitrim East and Ita Kelly, Ballygoughlin who were married last Friday in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Bridesmaids were Caroline O’Reilly, Jeanette Harrington, Pamela Martin & Margaret Brennan. Best Man & Groomsmen were Kieran Walsh, Niall Stack, Kenneth Hanrahan & Sean Kelly. Aoife & Chloe Walsh were Flower Girls and Oisin Donnellan was Page Boy. The marriage ceremony was performed by Fr. Tom Crawford assisted by Fr. Martin Hegarty. The reception was held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney.   

Kerry County Council:
Unfortunately the meeting of the Council planned for last Monday had to be cancelled for safety reasons. It will be rescheduled at a later date.

Senior Badminton:
On Wednesday last, the Division 5 mixed team played Kingdom (Castleisland) away and won 5-2. The team was Olive Keane, Eileen Roche, Celia O’Grady, Micheal Nolan, Oliver Carmody and William Quirke.

Moyvane Development Association:
The Moyvane Development Association would like to thank those involved with the festive decorations and street lighting which greatly enhance our village during the Christmas season: FAS and R.S.S. members and Eddie Sheehy Electrical. Last week three worthy beneficiaries, Nano Nagle School, Kerry Parents & Friends Association, Listowel and Shane Healy fund Glin, received welcome cheques from the proceeds of the Festival Match. Thank you to all in North Kerry and West Limerick who bought tickets and to the local businesses and members of the Moyvane GAA Club who sold them near and far. The draw winners were Jimmy Barrett, Listowel, Sean Walsh, Moyvane and Seamus Roche, London. A big "Thank You" to all the sponsors who have generously supported the association, especially during this tough economic period. The committee and members wish all parishioners, sponsors and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. 

Cold Weather:

Many Organisations are encouraging people to check in on older people living alone, those who may not have a family, and those living in remote areas.  There is now a concern that people who are house-bound by the weather and have not had regular visitors may be running out of supplies of food, fuel or medication. Even older people who are physically fit and can drive have been house-bound by the weather and are now dependent on visitors calling to their homes. You do not have to be a member of an organisation to call on somebody — you just have to be a good neighbour.
Please do not assume that somebody else in your area will visit — they may be depending on you to do so.

HSE Advice for Older People:

In order to stay well and warm this winter older people should take the following steps:
  • Dress correctly – wear layers, rather than one thick layer of clothing. Maybe wear a woolen or fleece hat in bed.
  • Remain active – don’t stay sitting for long periods. Spread your chores throughout the day to ensure to keep moving. Exercise daily, but avoid risks in wet/icy conditions.
  • Eat well – have at least one hot meal a day. Sip hot drinks regularly. Keep a flask of hot drink by the bed, in case you wake up cold. Make sure you use your free electricity or gas units, if you receive the Household Benefits package.
  • Home – stock up provisions in case there is icy weather and you cannot go out. Seal gaps around windows and doors. Insulate your home.
If you have not already received the winter flu vaccination from your doctor, make an appointment to do so today. Dehydration can be an issue for people in cold weather – not drinking enough water when houses can be warm.  Encourage people to have hot drinks.

Calling on a Vulnerable Person:
These may be helpful prompts: Is Food provision sufficient? Is the Water supply ok? Is the person having warm drinks? Is there a need to fill a medical prescription? Is there adequate fuel/heat in the house – many people had accidents bringing in coal/turf last winter?  Are heaters safe? Are there any messages/grocery items required? Are animals looked after?

  • Weds. 22nd, Moyvane, 9.15am – For the People of the Parish
  • Thurs. 23rd, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Month’s Mind Mass for Mike Joe Flaherty
Christmas Masses:
  • Fri. 24th (Christmas Eve), Knockanure, 7.30pm
  • Fri. 24th, Moyvane, 9pm
  • Sat. 25th (Christmas Day), Knockanure, 10am
  • Sat. 25th, Moyvane, 11am
  • Sun. 26th (St. Stephen’s Day), Knockanure, 10am
  • Sun. 26th, Moyvane, 11am – Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East
Sympathy is offered to Bridie Moloney and her family, of Leitrim Middle, on the death of her sister Peggy Moriarty. The death has also taken place, in Philidelphia, of Mary O’Connor, late of Glin Road, Moyvane at the age of 91. She was the last surviving member of the O’Connor family who were well known as blacksmiths. May they rest in peace.