Moyvane Notes – 4th November 2013

Thursday, October 31 results. Numbers drawn were: 5 6 25 30. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Noreen & John Lynch, Woodgrove, Moyvane. €50 Derry & Liu O’Hanlon, Ballyhahill. €20 each Mary Stack, Keylod. Johnny Mulvihill, Glenalappa, Moyvane. Gerard & Bridget O’Connor, Inchamore. Joan Manaher, Athea. Mike Lynch, Taxi. Free Tickets: Louise Joyce, Ballybunion. Teresa O’Donoghue, Gurtcreen, Listowel. Gerard Roche, Glin Road, Moyvane. Muireann Cahill, Abbeyfeale. Geraldine Murphy, c/o Nora Fitz. This Thursday night’s draw will be held at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot is €9,000.

Moyvane Development Association’s 21st Anniversary Village Festival, celebrating The Gathering, took place over the Bank Holiday weekend and was action packed with something for everyone.
The National School Art Competition winners were announced last Friday morning in both Murhur & Knockanure schools. The standard of work submitted by everyone was extremely high. Well done to each and everyone who took part. The winning pictures were on display over the weekend in the Marian Hall and Community Centre. 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 art. First place winners in Knockanure National School were: Blathnaid Keane, Tommy Clancy, Aaron Whyte, Lucy Keane, Alice Mc Mahon, Rachel Horgan, Ollie Moran & Leona O’Sullivan. First place winners in Murhur National School were: David Hunt, Maeve Ahern, Cillian Hannon, Diarmuid Og O’ Connor, Ava Fitzgerald, Orla Shine, Eamonn O’Connor, Ciara Hudson.

  • The 21st festival kicked off on Friday night with marquee dancing to High Country and The Kilkennys.  The festival was officially opened, in the marquee, by Gabriel Fitzmaurice, who was director of the first festival in 1993. The night, filled with nostalgia, was a great success with a crowd of over 400 attending. Carnival memorabilia was on display in the community centre over the weekend and provided beautiful memories for many of the people present.
  • The 10th Boro Buffet was a fantastic night in the Marian Hall. This year Kingdom Kitchen Catering catered for 145 people who enjoyed great food in this wonderful building. This year, for the first time, there was music and dancing with Tim Somers.
  • Sunday was a packed day of activities despite the bad weather. At the Community Centre there was a Vintage display, mini-trade and craft fair, Bonny Baby and Glamorous Gran Competitions, face painting & puppet show for kids. The Bonny Baby and Glamourous Gran Competitions were judged by John Sheehan, C.C. Glin. Winners of Bonny Baby Competition were: 0-12 months: Boy- Liam Seery, Girl-Dawn Horan. 12-24 months: Boy-Jack Larkin, Girl-Aideen Kearney. Glamourous Gran-Eileen Collins, Moyvane & Bridie Lynch, Glin. The Dog Show was Judged by Betty O’Sullivan and the winners were: Puppies: Aobh Quinn. Best Female Dog: Niamh Stack. Best Male Dog: Ciaran Sheehan. Fancy Dress: Niamh Stack. A 5k Sponsored walk in aid of the Youth Club also took place on Sunday afternoon even though the weather was very wet and windy. Sunday night was another brilliant night of entertainment enjoyed by a full house- a variety concert with great young local talented performers kicked off the night- Murhur National School singers, dancers from The Johnny Cronin School of Dancing, The Moyvane Ballad Group, local singer & musician Liam Corridan. The Boro Players performed their third play “A Night to Remember” directed by Aine & Eileen Cronin and it was a night to remember as the cast were outstanding. This group only in their third year have exceptional talent. M.C. on the night Tom Moore (renowned Story Teller and Singer himself) had the crowd entertained with his hilarious 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.
  • Bank Holiday Monday saw The North Kerry Harriers hold the first Hunt of the season. Over 30 horses took part. It was a wonderful sight, as always, to see the hunt leave the village in such a dramatic fashion. A Halloween Party & Fancy Dress took place in The Marian Hall attended by over 50 kids. Face painting, dancing and party games proved a great hit with all present and the costumes were exceptional. Winner of the Fancy Dress was David Brassil. The weekend’s programme of events finished with the final of the Moyvane GAA Football Tournament which was won by Clounmacon on the day with a one point win over Moyvane. This tournament was organised by Moyvane GAA in conjunction with Development. Winner of Man of the Match was Timmy Mulvihill, Clounmacon. All proceeds at the gate are going to (Paul O Flaherty is Patron of this charity).

Moyvane Development Association would especially like to thank all their sponsors and patrons who have supported them in good times and bad over the past twenty one years, and thanks to the Moyvane GAA Club who helped organise the charity match and 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.

Don’t forget The Creamery Social will be held this year in the Devon Inn on Friday, November, 15th. Tickets on sale at the Creamery Office.

The annual shopping trip to Cork is on Wednesday, December 4th. Bus leaving at 7am. Cost of bus is €16. Names and money to Eileen Roche 49337.

Members will distribute a newsletter to all homes within the townlands of Knockanure in the coming weeks regarding Community texting. Please fill out the form and return it as soon as possible. The safety and security of all parishioners is important to Knockanure Community Alert.

The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday November 11th in Knockanure Community Centre. Come and enjoy a hot meal followed by music and dance for just €10. All Welcome. If attending please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club wishes to thank most sincerely all those who contributed so generously to our recent Church Gate Collection. Amounted collected €753, also a special thanks to all the collectors.


  • Wednesday, November 6th, 7.30pm – Fr. John Shine
  • Thursday, 7th – Private Intention
  • Friday, 8th, Moyvane – November Intention
  • Friday, 8th, Knockanure – Michael Lane.
  • Saturday, 9th, Moyvane, 7.30pm – Mary Langford
  • Sunday, 10th, Knockanure, 10am
  • Sunday, 10th, Moyvane, 11am – Denis McEvoy and the deceased members of the McEvoy family
  • Monday 11th – No Mass
  • Tuesday, 12th – Annual ICA Mass will be held in the Marian Hall at 8pm.

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