Moyvane Notes – 6th July 2015

There was no winner of last Thursday night’s Jackpot. The numbers drawn were 2  5   19   26.  Lucky Dips: €100 Josephine Meehan, Kilmorna, Listowel. €50 Jennifer Keane, St. Mary’s Terrace, Killarney. €20 each Breda Histon, Coast Road, Tarbert. Betty O’Connor, Ballybunion. Karen Farrell, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Mary McAuliffe, Loughill. Hannah Pearse, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Free Tickets: Tommy McIntyre, Glin. Michael O’Connor, Tarbert. Mai & Marie, c/o Marie Wrenn. Mary Leahy, Moyvane. Moss O’Connor, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane. This week’s Blotto Jackpot is €19,000 and the draw will be held on Thursday night, July 09 at Bingo in the Marian Hall.

Who remembers Mary Walshe’s Dance Hall that was once in Moyvane? Did you know it was once possible to get a suit made without leaving the village with a choice of two tailors? Join us for a historical walk around the village on Friday, July 17 at 7.00pm. Learn about all the businesses that once thrived in the village like bakeries, butchers, harness makers, and the legendary characters who ran them. The walk led by Gabriel Fitzmaurice will start at the site of Horan’s forge on the Tarbert Road. Refreshments will be provided in Brosnan’s bar afterwards where the conversation can continue. All are welcome to attend. We will notify people via the Moyvane facebook page if the walk has to be cancelled due to weather.

Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea Party will take place in the Marian Hall on next Sunday July 12, from 3pm – 5.30pm.  Music supplied by the very talented local musicians P.J. and Lisa Mulvihill.  Refreshments served.

Moyvane u16 girls were away to Kerins O’Rahillys last Thursday. After a very tight game Moyvane came out winners and although some players were away all players on the pitch played their hearts out. Well done girls. Next up is Dingle at home and it looks like the u16’s will reach the semi final of the County League. The u14’s lost narrowly in their final match, Ballymac unfortunately proving too strong for them. The u12’s finished their County League campaign with a narrow defeat by Milltown/Listry and they now have a North Kerry Plate Final v Kerins O’Rahillys. Moyvane Ladies Club would like to thank everyone who supported  their recent fundraisers.

Can you imagine something free! There isn’t a lot free nowadays so avail of it. Where does it go to? Listowel from the locality every Wednesday, leaving before 10.00am. Call 1890 528 528.for details.

The next social day will take place at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday July 13.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  Price €10.  All Welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome.

Senior Citizens Afternoon Tea Party will take place in the Marian Hall on next Sunday July 12, from 3.00pm – 5.30pm.  Music supplied by the very talented local musicians P.J. and Lisa Mulvihill.  Refreshments served.

The monthly car boot sale and indoor market held in aid of WL102fm takes place on Sunday next July 12 with gates open at 7.30am. Cars €7, vans €10, car and trailer €10.  Set up in the yard or the hall.  Further information 069 66200/087 6866450.

The Limerick band formed in 2010 have toured extensively over the past 5 years selling out gigs in Ireland, UK, Australia, Middle East, France, South Africa and the US.  They have played Sydney Harbour on Australia Day and in front of 7,000 people at the Electric Picnic.  The members of Hermitage Green are; Darragh Graham – Djembe, Tenor Banjo, Vocals, Darragh Griffin – Acoustic Guitar, Vocals, Dan Murphy – Dobro, Lead Guitar, Five String Banjo, Harmonica, Vocals, Barry Murphy – Electric Bass, Vocals, Dermot Sheedy – Bodhran, Drums, Percussion.  Their debut EP ‘The Gathering’ went straight to No 1 in the I Tunes chart and now five years later have been signed to Sony so this may be your only chance to see them locally before they go global.  If you’d like to learn more about this exciting up and coming band then log onto  Ticket sales are really brisk so to get to the celebrity gig of the festival call to the Festival Office in Mary Dan G’s or go on line.

On Friday last a team of six officials from the National Roads Authority [NRA], Galway County Council., Roscommon County Council and Westmeath County Council cycled the Abbeyfeale – Rathkeale section of the Great Southern Trail [GST] on a fact-finding mission. They are spearheading the development of the Galway-Dublin Greenway which is on EuroVelo Route2 from Moscow to Galway. The GST is on EuroVelo Route1 along the Western seaboard of Europe.

The church Webcam is now officially switched on and broadcasting live.   Almost anyone in the world can now view live broadcasts of events in Abbeyfeale parish church by logging onto  A direct link from the parish website has been set up.

The Gather by the Feale will be holding local registration on Wednesday July 8 at Fealefit, Mountmahon @ 8.30pm, just to make things that bit easier!!

All Day Trip on Sunday, July 26, to Valentia Island,  one of Ireland’s most westerly points lying off the Iveragh Peninsula in the South West of Co. Kerry.  Valentia is joined to the mainland by bridge – via Portmagee. This a really beautiful trip taking in breath-taking scenery. When we arrive on the Island we will be met by our guide Ted who will take everyone around the Island in a mini bus and you will be absolutely delighted with the views that you will see.  Going right up to the Valentia Slate mines, view the Lighthouse, and you will see something that you haven’t seen before the footprint of a  prehistoric animal –  a tetrapod. There is lots more but I am not going to spoil it by telling you I will leave that to our experienced guide. We will be calling to the River Island Hotel in Castleisland for our breakfast and dinner on the home ward journey. We will being picking up outside the Church in Abbeyfeale and points en route.  This is a very popular trip and the bus is already half full.  So early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.   Contact Maureen Finnegan 087 9845102.  Everyone most welcome.

Templeglantine Seisiún takes place on each Thursday night at 8.45pm in the function room at the back of the bar on the grounds of the Devon Inn.  A great night for locals and visitors alike.

The  Michael Freemantle Tag Rugby Memorial will take place on Sunday, August 09, 2015  at The Cashen Strand, Ballyduff.  It is 7 a side mixed beach tag rugby. Teams (consisting of 10 players, 3 must be female) must register before July 31  2015. All details are available on  or email [email protected]. All proceeds form the event are going to the Palliative Care unit of Kerry Hospice. Family Fun Day with Bouncy castle, childrens entertainment, penalty shoot-out and much more. Music and refreshments will be also available on the day.

Wednesday, July 08 Moyvane 7.30pm, Private Intention. Thursday, July 09, Moyvane 7.30pm, Private Intention. Friday, July 10 Moyvane 7.30pm, Private Intention. Saturday, July 11, Moyvane (Please note 12 noon)  Anniversary Mass for Jim Groarke. Saturday evening Moyvane 7.30pm Mass for the People of the Parish. Sunday, July 12 Mass in Knockanure at 10.00am for Timothy and Mary Murphy with Mass in Moyvane at 11.00am for a Private Intention. There will be no Mass in Moyvane on Monday, July 13. Tuesday, July 14 Moyvane 7.30pm Private Intention.

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