Moyvane Notes – 26th October 2015

There was no winner again last Thursday night so the €20,500 Jackpot still stands. The numbers drawn were 13  14   20   28. Lucky Dips: €200 Joseph O’Connor, Cockhill, Tarbert. €100 John Quinn, New Houses, Moyvane. €50 each Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh. Ita O’Connell, Glenalappa, Moyvane. Marie Wrenn, Athea. Paul kennelly, Ahalahana, Moyvane. Mark Phillips, Strand, Co. Limerick. Free Tickets: Mary Wallace, Moyvane Bingo. Kay Mulvihill, Moyvane. Ann mulvihill, Barragougeen, Moyvane. Mary McCauley, Erdington, Birmingham. Gerald (Jasper) O’Driscoll, Feale Drive, Listowel. This week’s Blotto Jackpot is €20,500 and the draw will be held on Thursday night, October 29th at Bingo in the Marian Hall.

The 23rd Moyvane Village Festival took place over the Bank Holiday weekend and the weather was kind to us this year. The festival kicked off on  Friday 23rd afternoon when the results of  The Murhur & Knockanure Schools Art competition were announced. This year the pupils made Halloween Face Masks and the standard of work was extremely high. Well done to all the students for such creativity. The Development Association would like to thank all those who helped organise this competition especially the teachers in both schools.   We would also like to say a special word of thanks to Brenda Fitzmaurice who judged the competition. First place winners in Knockanure National School were: Emily McMahon, Conor Buckley, Chloe Kennelly, Jack Buckley, Clodagh Donegan-Ward, Megan McElligott. First place winners in Murhur National School were: Ella Farrell, Kate Mulvihill, Abbey O’Sullivan, Conor Mulvihill, Jack Quinn, Mary Kearney, Rían Quinn & Orla Shine.

Friday night saw the first Rambling House take place in the Marian Hall. Organised by Tom Moore & James Fogarty, the night was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone present with  great music, singing, story telling, dancing and Sylvano the magician. Michael Healy-Rae also dropped in on the night and entertained those present by doing his own party piece…whistling.

Thanks to P.J. Mulvihill who did a great job on sound for the Saturday morning there were Children’s workshops (Art with Rachel Fitzgerald & Baking with Noreen McEvoy) held in the Community Centre, at the same venue  a FIFA Playstation competition also took place. An extra treat this year was creative face painting by Leanne Ahern.  Again this year these activities proved to be very popular with all who attended. Thanks to Leanne, Rachel Fitzgerald & Noreen Mc Evoy who ran the workshops and to Caroline Maune who co-ordinated the FIFA Tournament. The winners of the playstation tournament were David Brassil & Killian Hannon.

The 12th Boro Buffet took place on Saturday night with 140 people attending. The food by Denis Doody of Kingdom Kitchen Catering and his staff, was excellent and live music with Tim Somers had the floor full. Fr Kevin got a surprise on the night when he was presented with a cake for his recent  birthday.

A packed day on Sunday included the Youth Club sponsored walk, Bonny Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions, Puppet Show & Dog Show as well as Vintage Show, The Bonny Baby and Glamourous Gran Competitions were judged by Aoife Hannon. Winners of Bonny Baby Competition were: 0-12 months: Boy- Ryan Hanrahan, Asdee Girl- Ella McCarthy, Athea. 12-24 months: Boy- Killian Brosnan , Moyvane Girl- Chantelle Lenihan Lynch, Glin. Glamourous Gran-Esther Foley, Moyvane. The Dog Show was Judged by Betty Halpin and the winners were: Sophie Slemon, Pat Curran, Katie Mulvihill, Chloe Kennelly, Marie Maguire, Esther Foley & Niamh Ambrose. Overall winner was Margaret O’Sullivan and runner up was Aobha Quinn.

Sunday night was another brilliant night of entertainment enjoyed by a full house- a variety concert with great local talent, singers & musicians Aíne Sheehy, Niamh Flaherty, Liam Corridan and  Aoibheann McCarthy & dancers from The Johnny Cronin School of Dancing, The Boro Players did a comedy sketch ‘The Boro Retirement Home’ written and directed by Aíne Cronin. Aíne was also one of the actors on the stage. Another hilarious night of drama will be remembered no doubt. M.C. on the night, Tom Moore, had the crowd entertained with his yarns. The night was a fantastic success and a credit to all involved. Thanks to all those who took part and helped behind the scenes.

Moyvane Development Association would especially like to thank all our sponsors and patrons who have supported us down through the last 23 years. The Village Festival is one of our main sources of income for the various projects undertaken during the year. A special word of thanks to all the RSS, TUS, FAS workers, volunteers and committee members who did fantastic work over the weekend organising the various venues and helping out at the various events . The festival would not be possible without this help.

Beginning of year badminton tournament on Wednesday night, October 28th at 8.30 pm. All members welcome.

North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Poker Run, August 29th 2015 would like to thank all of their sponsors for their support especially the New Kingdom Bar, Listowel, Manor West Hotel, Tralee, Murphy’s Bar. Dingle and Brosnan’s Bar, Moyvane. A special thank you to all of the bikers who participated on the day. The total amount collected was €4,123.55.


  • Wednesday, October 28, 7.30pm Month’s Mind Mass for Mike Lynch, Leitrim Middle.
  • Thursday, October 29 7.30am Jeremiah& Elizabeth Buckley & loving sons John & Timmy, New Houses & all the deceased of Buckley & Kiely Families.
  • Friday, October 30 Month’s Mind Mass at 7.30pm for Sr. Nuala (Peg) O’Flaherty, Recently Deceased in England and late of Tubbertoureen.
  • Saturday, October 31 Anniversary Mass for John O’Connor, Inchamore.
  • Sunday, November 01 (Feast of All Saints) Mass for our Holy Souls at 11.00am. Monday, November 02 Mass at 10.00am All Saints of Ireland. 7.30pm Month’s Mind Mass for Joe O’Connor, Kilbaha.



  • Tuesday, October 27 7.30pm Dick Clark (Recently Deceased)
  • Sunday, November 01 First Mass for our Holy Souls at 10.00am.

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