Moyvane Notes – 9th October, 2004


LAST Sunday hundreds of Pikemen from all over Ireland and Australia came to Moyvane Village to commerate the 200th anniversary of Philip Cunningham’s death. There was a tree planting ceremony in the wood and a plaque unveiled at the entrance to the School by Mayor of Kerry Councillor Ned O’Sullivan. Philip Cunningham was born in Moyvane in the 1760s and moved to Clonmel where he ran a pub. He also was a stonemason. In February 1798 he married a woman from Clonmel called Ms Black. Cunningham was eventually deported to Australia where he was placed in chains in prison and released later. He had been active in Australia and was executed in March 1804. The event held in Moyvane was organised by Richard Bethael, Killarney in conjunction with the Moyvane Development Association and Gabriel Fitzmaurice who was also MC for the event.


Seniors: Moyvane play Brosna in the County novice championship on October 17 in Brosna at 2.30pm. We are drawn against the winners of Desmonds and St. Senans in the North Kerry championship. More details later.

The senior panel is on a sun holiday in Spain, until October 10. This is well deserved and we wish the lads a very happy and relaxing time and come raring to go at another championship.


A church gate collection will be held this weekend in aid of Moyvane National School Funds.


Toddle Waddle in aid of research for Meningitis to be run in Moyvane on this Sunday at noon. Contact Annette on (068) 49962. All children up to five years can participate.


The marriage took place recently of Sinead Flaherty, Upper Main Street, and Edmond Kennelly, Pallas, Listowel. The Reception was held in The Ballygarry Hotel Tralee.


Senior Badminton continues on Monday and Wednesday at 8pm. Fees for 2004-2005 must be paid by October 20.


Unfortunately due to a very poor response to last week’s meeting, a further meeting was to be held in the Marian Hall this Wednesday night. The setting-up and running of a Youth Club depends entirely on the support and commitment of both leaders and parents.


The death took place recently of Joan McEnery ( nee Sheehan) Tubbertureen, Moyvane and late of Ballyguiltenane, Glin. She was 75 years of age. Her remains were removed to Moyvane Church on Friday last, and she was buried in Ahavoher Cemetery following Requiem Mass on Saturday last. She is survived by her son fintan, daughters Mary, Philomena, Josephine, Catherine, Celia, brothers John, Thomas, Patrick, grandchildren, nephews, nieces, relatives and friends. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.