Moyvane Notes – 3rd October, 2007

Development Association:
The Development Association are pleased to announce the recent results of the National Tidy Towns Competition. With a mark of 241, we are up by one score. We have increased our marks each year since 2001. This achievement is due to a dedicated committee, assisted by members of the Rural Social Scheme and FAS. A sincere 'Thank You' to all those involved.

Preparations are underway for our Annual Village Festival, October Bank Holiday weekend.

Knockanure Development Association:
Knockanure Development Association extend a welcome to all to the official opening of the Community Centre on Sunday October 7th at 3pm. Yoga classes will begin on Monday night 8th October at 7.30pm in the Community Centre, Knockanure. These classes are open to everyone. Enrolment will take place on the night.

The marriage took place recently of Johanna Leahy Clounbrane Moyvane and Gerard Curtin Listowel at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on Friday last. The Reception was held in the Ballygarry Hotel.

The KDYS are currently seeking volunteers to assist in the running of the Crib drop-in centre, Moyvane. The maximum commitment would be no more than 6 hours a month. Please contact Gareth at KDYS, Upper Church Street, Listowel 068 23744.

Parents of Children with Dyslexia Support Group:
Are you interested in joining? If so, contact Margaret Finch, Childcare Development Officer, North Kerry Together Limited, phone 068 23429.

Old Saying:
As the evenings begin to get shorter we must think back when there was no television people used go to houses in nearby townlands, they would be playing cards, talking and at times would hold a dance. A man told me one time he used to go night walking to get away from his wife for a few hours because she used be nagging him.

West Limerick Set Dancing Club are holding a set céil in the Convent Hall, Abbeyfeale on this Sunday 7th of October at 3pm. Music by the Davy Family.


  • Weds. 3rd, 9.15am – William Stack & deceased members of the Stack family
  • Thurs. 4th, 8pm, Knockanure
  • Fri. 5th, 8pm – Month's Mind for Mossie Culhane
  • Sat. 6th, 8pm – Henry Stackpoole
  • Sun. 7th, 10am – Ellen Dowling
  • Sun. 7th, 11am – Bernie Walsh, late of Leitrim East, who died recently in Birmingham 

The death took place of Maurice Mulvihill on Monday 17th September in Tourlestrane, Co Sligo and late of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Maurice died peacefully in his sleep, he had not been ill and had lived life to the very end – having watched his native Kerry win the all Ireland Final the previous day. Maurice was born in Kilbaha, Moyvane in 1915. He was the youngest of eleven children, (six boys, five girls) his mother died when he was 15 days old and as a result he was brought up by his father, older siblings and his beloved Grandmother. Maurice attended the local school and, following this, he joined his older brothers and father to run the family farm. In 1939 Maurice moved to England where he met and later married, in 1941, his wife Winifred O’Hara. The couple set up home in Barnes, London and a few years later were joined by their first son Tony and two years later their second son Christopher was born.

At about this time they decided to move to America, settling in New York where Winnie had siblings. Their third and last child, Maryann, was born there before the family moved back to London in the late 1950s. Maurice and Winnie trained as publicans, working their way through the system and finally running their own Public House. Many family holidays were spent in Kerry and Sligo. Finally, in 1980 Maurice and Winnie moved back to Ireland settling in Tourlestrane Co Sligo where they made many friends and enjoyed happy days. Both Maurice and Winnie loved their traditions especially music, sports and their now grown up family who they were very proud of. They took great pride in their only grandchild Matthew who continued to show and share their love of music. Maurice’s wife Winnie passed away in October 2001 and has now been reunited with Maurice. The above information was provided by Maurice’s youngest daughter Maryann. She would be grateful if anyone who has memories of her father to contact her at [email protected].