Moyvane Notes

BLOTTO There was no winner of last week’s Jackpot. Numbers drawn: 6  14  20   25.  Lucky Dips: €100: Betty Flaherty, Ahalahanna. €50: Jason & Louise, c/o Bridgie Keane. €20 each Emma McGlynn, Listowel. Helen Smith, Athea. Diane Canavan, c/o Nano Nagle School, Listowel. Elaine Flaherty, Ashgrove, Moyvane. Joan Manaher, Athea. Free Tickets: Mary Leahy, Moyvane. Paudie Reidy, Upper Athea. Dutch Doherty. Colm, Gearoid, Marc & Ruth, c/o Auntie, Trish. Eamon McSweeney, Upper Aughrim, Moyvane. This Thursday night’s Jackpot is €14,000 and the draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall Thursday night (JUNE 06) 
SPIN THE WHEEL: Congratulations to Bridie O’Sullivan, Causeway who won €400 on the wheel last Thursday night.
SPLIT THE BUCKET:  Denis O’Connor, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane won €320 in last Thursday night’s draw. Envelopes are available in all the usual outlets locally, Holly’s Gala, Mike Kennelly’s HomeValue Hardware, Noel Stack Butchers, Enright’s Bar, The Village Grill, Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane. Newtownsandes Co-op Curl up and Dye (Anna Enright Fogarty) and at Bingo in the Marian Hall.  €2.00 per entry or 3 for €5.00. Thank you all for supporting this very important fundraiser for your local school. Next draw Thursday night, June 13.
Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure: Please note the Astro Turf Opening Day has been postponed. It will now take place on Friday, June 14 at 1.00pm. All are most welcome to attend.  Eoghan O’Sullivan Principal.
D-DAY This Thursday, June 06 is the eightieth anniversary of the landing on the beaches in Normandy. D-Day had been planned for 24 hours earlier. A 21 year old young lady from Knockanure, Maureen Flavin, was Post Mistress & operator in the weather station in Blacksod Bay, Co. Mayo. She took hourly  barometer readings throughout the day and night and her readings showed a storm approaching from the Atlantic on June 03. Maureen phoned an urgent report to the British Meteorological Office in London and got a call back to check the readings again. She confirmed “Force six wind and a rapidly falling barometer”. It is said that Winston Churchill even phoned Maureen to make sure and she confirmed that the storm was on the way bringing hazardous winds and poor visibility. Eisenhower took the decision to postpone the D-Day landings for 24 hours. 5,000 ships and 11,000 aircraft had transported 156,000 troops ready for the offensive at Normandy. In the early hours of June 05 another report from Blacksod confirmed that the cold front had passed and the rest is history As she said later in her life “They could arrange everything but they couldn’t pre-arrange the weather”. Maureen Flavin Sweeney had a very long life only leaving this world last December. I hope she realised how many lives she saved, probably 150,00 or more. Hers is a life that should not be forgotten and should be commemorated locally. Congratulations to the Flavin family. Remember her with pride.
JOHN MORIARTY FESTIVAL JUNE 21-23 A 3-day festival celebrating the life and works of Moyvane-born writer and thinker, John Moriarty. We extend an open invitation to all to join ‘A Way to Wonder’, a free community event taking place in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on June 21 at 7.30pm, to mark the opening of the festival and launch a new collection of John’s writings, John Moriarty Grounded in Story.  Special guests and speakers include Fr. Pat Aherne, Tommy Tiernan, and editors of the collection Amanda Carmody & Mary McGillicuddy. For the full festival line up and ticket information visit
“Ger Kennelly” Memorial Fundraiser Dance Friday, June 07 at Fr. Casey’s GAA, Abbeyfeale.  Doors open at 9pm.  Pay at the door on the night.  All proceeds going to Bru Columbanus Cork.  Contact 087-7206449.
BALLYBUNION BLOOD DONATION CLINIC at the Community Centre on this Thursday, June 06 from 4.50pm to 8.10pm. New donors are welcome. Phone 1800 222 111 for appointment. Existing donors can also book online. Blood donation is very important so please support.
       Thursday June 06 Private Intention Mass at 10.00am.
       Saturday, June 08 BIKER’S MASS Mass at 2.00pm. Second Anniversary Mass for Gerald Kennelly, Ahalahanna at 7.30pm.
       Sunday, June 09 Fourth Anniversary Mass at 11.00am for Pa Joe McEnery, Tubbertoureen.
     Friday, June 07 Private Intention Mass at 10.00am. 
     Sunday, June 09 9.30am Anniversary Mass for Denis & Nancy Flaherty.

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