Moyvane Notes – 6th November, 1999

LOCAL history: When Fr. Matthew the spiritual director of Temperance visited Moyvane in the 1840’s, where Fr. Long was P.P. at the time they were collecting for the building of a new church, where the presbytery now stands. Fr. Matthew contributed £25 back then, £70 was collected at the doors of the chapel during Fr. Matthew’s visit to Moyvane. Upwards of six thousand persons received the pledge at his hands, including seven priests during the two days he spent in Newtownsandes. He was entertained each day at the hospitable residence of the worthy parish priest, where upwards of thirty of the most respectable persons in the neighbourhood after the celebrations at Murhur Church were invited.

Kerry Parents and Friends of Mentally handicapped: Funds were raised through sponsorship or buying tickets. The amount raised was £2,703. The presentation of cheques will take place in Joe’s Bar on Friday night, November 12 at 9pm. Music on the night.

West Limerick Set Dancing Club will take place in the Convent Hall, Abbeyfeale this Sunday at 4pm. Music by Matt Cunningham.

A committee has come together to publish a history book of the parish of Moyvane/Knockanure to mark the Christian Jubilee and the beginning of the new millennium. In particular the committee will welcome items of history that people may have such as local history, fairystories, and photographs. Photographs may be given to Jerry Kennelly, Knockanure and Mike O’Sullivan, the Village.

The wedding took place of Joanne Hudson, Kilbaha and Gerard Betts Tipperary at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. The reception was held in the Woodlands, Adare.

The death has occurred of Hanna Scanlon, Church Rd. Her remains were removed to Moyvane Church on Saturday last. She was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery following requiem Mass on Sunday last She is survived by her husband, daughter, sister, brother, son-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends.

The death has also occurred of Sr. Imelda O’Connor, Mallow and late of Keylod.

Sympathy has been extended to the bereaved families.

Moyvane juniors had a great win over Laune Rangers C in the final of the Barrett cup recently. This was a tremendous win for our lads and in fairness to them they put a big effort into this competition. A great goal by Johnny Stack put Moyvane on their way and with our forwards picking off points from all angles Moyvane ran out winners on a score of Moyvane 1-14, to Laune Rangers C 0-10. Well done to Mike Brosnan and his selectors on a fine win and end their year on a high note.

Moyvane are playing Emmets in the North Kerry championship on the weekend of Nov. 21. More details next week.

Presentation Family Centre: There will be a talk and discussion on Addictions and Alcohol, Drugs etc. at the Presentation Family Centre, Listowel on Tuesday November 9 at 8pm.