Moyvane Notes – 28th October, 2008

Moyvane Village Festival:
The festival was, without doubt, the best festival to date. The highlight of the weekend was the Boro Buffet on Saturday night. A full house enjoyed a meal, the equivalent of which you would only find in a four star hotel. Catering was by Noreen Kennelly, Ballylongford and service was by members of the Moyvane ICA, The Development Association & The Junior Committee. Entertainment was provided by John Collins, Newcastlewest and the usual local suspects!  
Sunday night’s concert was packed. The local school opened the show and they were very entertaining and a credit to their teachers. This was a taste of things to come. You will all get a chance to see them again at their Christmas Concert which will be held on Friday, December 19th. The Foley girls, Esther & Elaine entertained us with a selection of Mary Black songs and need we say any more than that they performed to their usual high standard. Later in the evening their nephews Aaron & Sean Slemon showed us how small fellas can dance. They were a joy to watch and a credit to their mother, Annette, who is their dancing teacher. Many musicians performed, too many to name, including two All Ireland champions, Kieran Flavin & David Keating. Dancing is alive and well. Johnny Cronin, a former member of River Dance, joined by Ciara Faver from New Zealand showed us how it should be done and then some of his pupils showed what they can do. Just to show how international we have become, one of the musicians on the night was Erin Mulvihill from New York. Tom Moore was MC for the night.The highlight of the evening was Brian Murphy from Causeway. Eamon Kelly is alive and well as long as we have young entertainers like this! He told stories and sang songs. This is one talented young man with a bright future.
The Interpub competition was won by Brosnan’s Bar. Congratulations to Anne & Tomas Keane.
On Sunday, the Vintage Rally was bigger and better than ever. Since it began in 2001 it has grown with every year.
On Monday the Underage Blitz was held in the sportsfield with six teams taking part, Asdee, Tarbert, Ballydonoghue, Finuge, Listowel & Moyvane. Ballydonoghue defeated Listowel in the A Final and Moyvane beat Finuge in the B Final. Over sixty horses took part in the North Kerry Harriers Hunt on Monday afternoon. There were horses of every shape size and colour and riders with similar credentials. A huge crowd turned out to watch them gather in the village. This is always a great spectacle. The Rambling House wrapped up the Festival on Monday evening in Brosnan’s Bar.
The committee would like to thank everybody who helped make this a success, especially the various committees who chipped in to give a hand, the members of the Rural Social Scheme who decorated the Marian Hall and of course the generous sponsors, without whom there would be no Festival. You can all take a bow, pat yourselves on the back and begin preparing again for 2009.   

Halloween Party:

On Friday, October 31st, a Halloween Party wil be held in Knockanure Community Centre at 7pm. This party is for Pre-school & National School children only. Admission €3. This is a great opportunity for children to meet their friends in a relaxed party atmosphere and make new friends which is an important part of  young people’s development.
Dress Making Classes:
Dress making classes will begin in Knockanure on Thursday, November 6 for six weeks. Now there’s an opportunity to beat the recession! Contact Patricia at 068 49799 or 086 8392787. 

There was no winner of the €6,000 Jackpot last Thursday night. The winning numbers were 3   13   17   20. Lucky Dips €100: Patrick Brosnan, Coilagurteen. €50 Brendan Fitz, Leitrim Middle.  €20 each: Liam Hanrahan, Aughrim. Tim Buckley, Glin Road. M. O’Sullivan, c/o Lyons’, Derry, Listowel. Con Kennelly, Shanaway, Tarbert. Brendan Fitz, Leitrim Middle. Free Tickets: Pat Mahon, Tarmons East. Keith Moore, Sandhill Road, Ballybunion. Philomena Molyneaux, Knockanure. Mary  Burke, Ballylongford. Hannah Enright, Enright’s Bar. This week’s draw will be held at Bingo in The Marian Hall at 9.15.
  • Weds. 29th, 9.15am – Hannah & Paddy Scanlon, Moyvane Village
  • Thurs. 30th, 7.30pm – Ned Buckley, Moyvane Village
  • Fri. 31st, 9.15am – Private Intention
  • Sat. 1st November, 7.30pm – Mary Desmarais Flaherty
Masses on Sunday, November 2nd – 10am in Knockanure and 11am in Moyvane are for The Holy Souls.