Moyvane Notes – 7th November 2016

There was no winner of the €8,000 Jackpot last Thursday night October 20 The numbers drawn were 18   22   24   30. LUCKY DIPS: €100 Annemarie Tydings, Asdee. €50 The Stacks & The Courtneys, c/o Julia Stack. €20 each: Breda Dore, Moyvane. Anne Carmody, Lyre. Joe Lynch, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Jason Lynch, Abbeyfeale. Helen Murphy, c/o Nora Fitz. FREE TICKETS: Noreen Roche, Ahalahana, Moyvane. Margaret Lynch, Moyvane Village. Ger & Helen, Abbeyfeale. Pete James Sugrue, Listowel. Kitty Culhane, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. The next draw will be this Thursday night, November 10 at Bingo in the Marian Hall with the €8,000

The 24th Village Festival was held over the Bank Holiday Weekend kicking off on Friday, October 28th. The weather was absolutely beautiful and as you know weather in this country means everything. It really enhanced some of the festivities. The results of  The Murhur & Knockanure Schools Art competition were announced on Friday afternoon. The standard of work was extremely high. Well done to all the students for such creativity. The art was on display in The Marian Hall for the weekend. 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 competition. First place winners in Knockanure National School were: Evan Rodgers, Conor Kennelly, Oran Stack, Grace Barrett, Brona O’Connor, Harry O’ Connor, Lucy Keane & Tara Enright. First place winners in Murhur National School were: Conor Mulvihill, Ellen Lally, Shiona Mulvihill, David Hunt, Aoife Scanlon, Cillian Hannon, Conor Kissane & Aine Sheehy. On Friday night the second Rambling House took place in the Marian Hall. Organised by Tom Moore the night was a fantastic night of great music, singing, story telling and dancing. P.J. Mulvihill  was on sound for the night.
On Saturday morning there was a  Children’s Art workshop with Annemarie Austin. This was held in the Marian Hall. A FIFA Playstation competition was also held in the Hall and the winners were David Brassil & Bobby Riordan. The 13th Boro Buffet took place on Saturday night with 140 people attending. The food by Denis Doody of Kingdom Kitchen Catering and his staff, was excellent and live music with Tim Somers had the floor full all night.
A packed day on Sunday included Bonny Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions judged by Aoife Hannon. Winners of Bonny Baby Competition were: 0-12 months: Boy- Dylan Ryan. 12-24 months: Boy- Logan Shanahan. 0-12 months Girl- Arya Stack. 12-24 months Girl- Ava Burke. Glamourous Gran- Eileen Roche. The Puppet Show is always a hit with the children and this year was no different. The Dog Show was Judged by Betty Halpin and the winners were: Aobha Quinn, Zohra Leahy, Tracey Hogger, Kate Mulvihill, Michael Slemon, Rachel Foley & Laura Mai Leahy. Overall winner was Aobha Quinn with her dog Blondie. A Trade Fair & Farmers Market were all held indoors in the Community Centre. While all these were going on inside the Vintage was going on outside with the usual display of machinery and old farm equipment. Senator Mark Daly, Seanad Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs, the Irish Overseas and Diaspora & Chairman of the Ireland America Association, whose brainchild the 1916 Garden of Remembrance was, visited Moyvane to unveil garden number 365 on Sunday. In a moving ceremony he spoke eloquently before the Garden was blessed by Fr Kevin. Local historian John Looney gave an outline of local involvement and activities during the 1916 period. Timmy Joe Sheehan gave a beautiful and moving rendition of ‘Grace’. Following this Gabriel Fitzmaurice read the 1916 Proclamation. 16 roses were laid at the site by members of the local community followed by one minutes silence. The ceremony was concluded by Commandant Raymond McGibney Staff Officer of Collins Barracks who raised the Irish Flag. Moyvane now has the only Garden that coincides with the number of days in the year, 365.Sunday night was another great night of entertainment. It never fails to amaze me the amount of talent that surfaces when given the opportunity and a variety concert is the best platform for local talent. The lineup was Liam Corridan and  Aoibheann McCarthy, Aíne Sheehy, Niamh Flaherty & Eoin Hand with dancers from The Johnny Cronin School of Dancing and All Ireland winner and multi talented musician Timmy Flaherty playing the banjo. The Boro Players opened the night with another great performance, a One Act play ‘Fledged and Flown’. M.C. on the night Tom Moore had the crowd entertained with his yarns. The night’s entertainment was a credit to all involved. Thanks to all those who took part and helped behind the scenes.
A Halloween Party & Fancy Dress took place in The Marian Hall attended by over 60 children.  Dancing, singing and party games proved a great hit with all present and the costumes were exceptional. Winner of the Best costume was Kate Mulvihill.

The Development Association would especially like to thank all their sponsors and patrons who have supported them over the past 24 years.  Thanks to 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.

The North Kerry Harriers first Hunt took place on Monday with over 60 horses taking part. This is always a wonderful spectacle and it was great to see our local riding school, Streamside Stables, heading in to Moyvane, well policed by Tracey and her staff and helpers. Congratulations to all concerned. North Kerry Harriers would like to say Thank You to the farmers who allowed them to Travel on their lands.

The local ICA Guild had a beautiful ceremony on Bank Holiday Monday where a Time Capsule was buried which will not be dug up for 50 years. The brain child of local guild president Eileen Roche, contributions from local groups and individuals including photos and other mementoes were placed in the capsule. School children representing the generation who will be present when it will be opened in 2066 also attended the ceremony. History in the making.

Congratulations to the Staff and Pupils of Murhur National School, especially the Green Flag student committee under the guidance of Mrs Curtin on receiving their First Green Flag. This is no mean achievement, it takes a lot of work and dedication. Well done to all involved and also well done on a beautiful ceremony on Friday, October 28th attended by Kerry Footballers Colm Cooper and Barry John Keane.

The Knockout Cup was held in Killarney last Sunday. Results: Division 5’s were Runners Up. Team: Marie Kennelly, Aoife Curtin, Aoife Bowler,Jolanta Lagan, Miroslaw Jesko Kevin Hudson and Padraig Hanrahan.
Division 4’s were Runner Up. Team: Denise Collins, Eleanor Sheehan, Michelle Corridan, Ciara Hudson, Timmy Flaherty, John Newman, Micheal Collins and Liam O Connor. Division 3’s were the winners. Team: Francine Collins, Amanda Riordan, Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Jamie Elliot, William Flaherty and Chris McCarthy. Division 4 team defeated Kingdom 4-2 in the Ladies League. Team: Denise Collins, Eleanor Sheehan, Bridget McCarthy and Ciara Hudson.

Social day for the Active Retired takes place on Monday, November 14th 2016. On that day Mass will take place at 12 noon for the deceased members of the Community  followed by a meal. Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors. We intend to celebrate this milestone on Friday, November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5pm-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

Would like to thank all who supported their recent Church Gate Collection at both Churches.  You very generously gave €730.  The Club wishes to thank their collectors also.  Thanks to all. (Kitty Windle on behalf of the Club)


  • Wednesday, November 9th Mass at 7.30pm for The Holy Souls (Deceased on the Parish List & Rememberance Trees)
  • Saturday, November 12th Mass at 7.30 for Patsy Healy Leitrim East & the UK (recently deceased)
  • Sunday, November 13th Anniversary Mass at 11am for Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village.


  • Thursday, November 10th Mass at 7.30 for The Holy Souls (Deceased on the Parish List & Rememberance Trees)
  • Friday, November 11th Mass at 10am  for The Holy Souls (Deceased on the Parish List & Rememberance Trees)
  • There will be two Masses on Friday evening. Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Michael Lane Beenaspuig and Mass at 8.30pm for Maurice Collins, Lisaniskea & Tralee, recently deceased.
  • Sunday, November 13th Anniversary Mass at 10am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure and deceased members of the Carmody Family.

WEEKEND MASS SCHEDULE FOR LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA: starting from the weekend of November 06, 2016.

  • SATURDAY night Masses: LISTOWEL 6.15pmDUAGH7.30pmLIXNAW 7.30pmMOYVANE 7.30pm.
  • SUNDAY morning Masses: LISTOWEL 9.00am & 12.00 noonRATHEA 9.30amLYRE 10.00amKNOCKANURE 10.00amIRREMORE 11.00amMOYVANE 11.00am.


The following are some recent deaths in our parish. Sympathy goes out to the families and friends of all.

  • Tommy Stack, Keylod, Moyvane passed away suddenly on October 07 at the age of 18. Sincere sympathy to his heartbroken parents, Mike and Mary, brothers Daniel and David, grandmother Phil, granddad Mike Long, uncles and aunts, grandaunt, cousins, relatives, neighbours, friends, and his carers. Requiem Mass for Tommy Stack was celebrated by Canon Declan O’Connor assisted by at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on October 11th. Requiem Mass for Tommy Stack was celebrated by Canon Declan O’Connor, assisted by Fr. Lucid, Fr. O’Callaghan, Fr. Nolan, Fr. Duggan, and Deacon Sean Jones. Items in memory of Tommy was presented at the altar, included, Rebel Jersey, Liverpool memorabilia, Soccer cap, Board game, Playstation controller and bottle of Coke. Neighbours, the Mulvihill Family sang the Mass. Family and friends did the readings. School friends in big numbers were also at the Mass along with family, neighbours and general public. A Guard of Honour gave Tommy a last farewell. Many little incidents in Tommy’s life were recalled and illuminated his lovable character. Tommy represented Ireland at the U-18 FIPFA International Development event in 2013.
  • Sympathy to Con Healy & Family, Clounbrane on the death of his brother Patsy, Leitrim East whose funeral took place in St Alban’s, UK.
  • Bridie Lynch (nee Flavin), Carrueragh who died in Boston.
  • Seán Dowling, nephew of Kathleen Buckley, and to Mike New Houses.
  • Sympathy to Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane North on the death of Bernie’s sister Ann Higgins,  Coolock, Dublin.
  • Sympathy to Marie Walsh & Family, Barragougeen on the death of her aunt, Joan Hillard, Tullamore, Listowel.
  • Maurice Collins, Alderwood Road, Tralee, formerly of Lisnaskea, Kilmorna died at the age of 62, on October 25. Husband of Delia (Bridget) and father of Máiread, Michael and Bríd. Also survived by, his grandchildren Aoife, Cian and Muiris, brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Michael, sisters Kate, Eileen and Margie, son-in-law Finbar, daughter-in-law Michelle, also Fergus, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Maurice was a stylish footballer and with his brothers played with Moyvane/Knockanure. Requiem Mass for Maurice Collins was celebrated at St. John’s Church, Tralee. Interment afterwards in New Rath Cemetery.
  • Bridget Dillane, Kinard Cross, Glin, and formerly Bridget Carr of Aughrim, Moyvane; sadly missed by her husband Jimmy, son Michael, daughters Ellen (Templeglantine), Maria (Abbeyfeale), and Bridget (Ballyhahill); sister Julia, daughter-in-law Anne, sons-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
  • Sympathy also to Niamh Finucane, Keylod on the death of her grandmother Bridget Dalton, Ballyduff.
  • May they all rest in peace.

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