Moyvane Notes – 4th July 2014

There was no winner of last Thursday night’s Jackpot. Numbers drawn were: 4  8 13   31. Lucky dips: €100 Tom, Brihanna, Tommy & Cassie Enright, Cois Baile, Listowel. €50 Mary Ita Shine, Upper Direen, Athea. €20 each Marie Lynch, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Muireann Cahill, Abbeyfeale. Sheila Hickey, Ballygologue Park, Listowel. Gerard & Ian Roche, Glin Road, Moyvane. Jamie Leahy, Willowbrook, Clieveragh, Listowel.Free Tickets: Liam Hanrahan, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane. Rita & Tom Hannon, Willowbrook, Clieveragh, Listowel. Patricia Houlihan, Tarbert. Ann & Oliver, c/o Margaret Shine, Moyvane. Majella McCarthy, Hillcrest, Kilbaha, Moyvane. Next draw will be Thursday night, July 10th at Bingo in the Marian Hall. The Jackpot is €13,000.

The Playground is going great guns, well used and providing great  enjoyment for all visitors. This is a wonderful asset in the heart of Moyvane and children are coming from all the surrounding parishes. The official opening of the playground will be on Sunday, July 20th at 2pm and all are invited to come and enjoy the day. Refreshments and fun will be provided on the day.

The Seanchaí Centre, Listowel will start its ‘Living Literature’ drama  performances as part of the tour of the Kerry Writers’ Museum on  Wednesday, July 9th.  Performances will take place every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday at 12 noon & 2 pm during July & August.  For more information tel. (068) 22212 or e-mail [email protected]

Now in it’s third year the Curragh-Chase 10k Run/Walk takes place on Sunday, August  17th and continues to be one of Munster’s most popular and scenic 10K’s!  There are sports packs as well as many promotional offers from the Sponsors for the  first 500 registered!  You can avail of these offers and be part of one of  Munster’s most picturesque 10K’s by going to or  and register  now.


  • Weds. 9th – No Mass
  • Thurs. 10th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Private Intention
  • Fri. 11th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Private Intention
  • Sat. 12th, Moyvane, 10am – Mass of Thanksgiving
  • Sat. 12th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – People of the Parish
  • Sun. 13th, Knockanure, 10am – Timothy & Mary Murphy
  • Sun. 13th, Moyvane, 11am – John Buckley, Birdhill & formerly of Shamrock Cottage
  • Mon. 14th – No Mass
  • Tues. 15th, 7.30pm – Maurice Aherne  


For a small area Moyvane seems to have lost a lot of  people since the beginning of January and the last couple of weeks have  been no different. Jim Groarke, former local Seargent passed away in  Kerry General Hospital on Saturday, June 21st after a very long ilness. As sometimes happens Jim, unfortunately, was never able to fully enjoy his  retirement. Jim was born in Doonbeg, Co Clare in 1933 and spent 30 years as Seargent in Moyvane. He was an active member of the  community. He was a  stalwart during the Carnival in the sixties and seventies, always  keeping a watchful eye on what was going on and never interfering  uneccesarily, supporting the committee in every way possible. He helped  run Bingo for many years. Photography was a big thing in Jim’s life, he loved the sea and boats and was a wonderful gardener. His funeral Mass, celebrated by his brother-in-law who flew in from Texas, was a true celebration of his life. His family provided the music and readings. Rachel’s singing of “I Will Rise” by Chris Tomlin and Alan’s tribute to his father at the end of Mass were stand out moments. Jim is survived by his wife,  Madge, who devoted many years to caring for him, his family Seamus, Rita, Shirley, John, Michelle, Alan,  Rachel, and Susan, his sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and many relatives. Burial took place in Ahavoher.

On June 24 Tom Manaher passed away at Kerry General Hospital at the age of 66. Not in the best of health for a number of years he was cared for, unselfishly, by his devoted sister, Eileen. Tom worked in the milk business all his working life and was known all over North Kerry. He lived all his life in the Glin Road and his funeral Mass was testament to the Glin Road clan with his neighbours doing the readings and prayers of the faithful. Tom was predeceased by his brother, Michael and is survived by his sister Eileen, Aunt Mary Jo, brother-in-law Mike Joe sister-in-law Joan, nieces, nephews and extended family. Burial took place in Ahavoher. May they rest in peace.

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