Countywide: Moyvane, Newcastle West, Tarbert and Templeglantine

The Carr family, Ballydonoghue, presented a cheque for €3000 to the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry in memory of their brother Michael Carr. Sitting: (from left) Ted Moynihan, Kerry Person of the year and Chairman Kerry Hospice Foundation, Ava Carr, Joanne Kelly Walsh, Martina Carr, Dr. Patricia Sheahan, Palliative Care Consultant and Kay Karim, back (from left) Maura Sullivan, KHF, Aine Moriarty Palliative Care Nurse, Mary Shanahan KHF, Fioza Karim, and Ann Walsh. Photo: John Cleary
The Carr family, Ballydonoghue, presented a cheque for €3000 to the Palliative Care Unit at University Hospital Kerry in memory of their brother Michael Carr. Sitting: (from left) Ted Moynihan, Kerry Person of the year and Chairman Kerry Hospice Foundation, Ava Carr, Joanne Kelly Walsh, Martina Carr, Dr. Patricia Sheahan, Palliative Care Consultant and Kay Karim, back (from left) Maura Sullivan, KHF, Aine Moriarty Palliative Care Nurse, Mary Shanahan KHF, Fioza Karim, and Ann Walsh. Photo: John Cleary

Marian Hall Blotto: There was no winner of the €5,000 Jackpot last Thursday night. The numbers drawn were 6 13 15 31.

LUCKY DIPS: €100: David, Peter & Mary Buston, Coolcappa, Ardagh, Co. Limerick. €50: Ann Brouder, Athea. €20 each: Bridget Donegan, c/o Nora Fitz. Paddy O'Sullivan, Tullamore, Ballybunion. Trish, Sam & Millie, c/o Trish Sheehan. Daniel O'Carroll, Ardoughter, Ballyduff. Esther Foley, Ashgrove, Moyvane. Ellen Slemon, Feale Drive, Listowel. Sheila Casey, Brosna.

FREE TICKETS: Pat Kennelly, Knockanure. Denis Greaney, Ardagh, Co. Limerick. Ger Quinn, Kilmorna. Simone Ashley Borel, Glin Road, Moyvane. Marian Stack, Duagh. This week's draw will be held this Thursday night February 09 at Bingo in the Marian Hall and the Jackpot is €5,500.

Development Association

The AGM will be held in The Marian Hall on Tuesday night February 21 starting at 9.00pm. All welcome.


Munster Graduates competition was held in Killarney last Sunday. Results: Ladies doubles winner Saorcha Fitzgerald and she was also Runner Up in the singles. Mixed Doubles Winner Timmy Noonan and he was also Runner Up in the singles. Senior Singles Runner Up James Flaherty.

Historical Society

Next talk on Friday, February 10 at 8.30pm will be on "Irish Political Prisoners' Memoirs During the 19th and 20th Centuries " Speaker: William Murphy, History Lecturer in Dublin City University. Venue: Arts Centre, Carnegie Library, Rathkeale. All are welcome. Admission Free.

Masses for the Week

CHURCH OF THE ASSUMPTION, MOYVANE: Wednesday, February 08 Mass at 7.30pm for Lily Mae Relihan nee Kennelly late of Glenalappa & St. Albans, UK who died recently. Friday, February 10 Mass at 7.30pm for deceased Priests of the Diocese who served in the Parish of Moyvane/Knockanure. Saturday, February 11 Anniversary Mass at 7.30pm for Margaret & Connie Shine, Kilbaha. Sunday, February 12 Mass at 11.00am for a Special Intention.

CHURCH OF CORPUS CHRISTI, KNOCKANURE: Sunday,February 12 Anniversary Mass at 10.00am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna.

Recent deaths

Mary Nolan (née Whelan) Glenalappa, Moyvane, pased away on January 21 following a brave and long battle with illness. A native of Sleaveen, Ballyduff Mary was predeceased by her parents Jeremiah and Hannah Whelan, her sister Eileen, and brothers Martin and John. She is survived by her husband Connie, brother Pat, brothers-in-law Billy and Con Frank Collins, sisters-in-law Violet and Moira, nieces and nephews. Mary was a quiet kind lady who certainly didn't upset anyone in the parish of Moyvane since she married Connie. Requiem Mass for Mary was held on Monday, January, 23 in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin McNamara P.P. assisted by Canon O'Connor, Fr. O'Callaghan and Fr. McMahon. Lily Mae Relihan nee Kennelly of Glenalappa also died recently in St. Albans UK. Eamon Pelican passed away last week. From Moyvane South Eamon had recently been resident in Lystoll Lodge nursing home. He was predeceased by his sister Tess. May they rest in peace.

Newcastle West

Love is in the Air

Tuesday 14th February, we are going as a group to the Desmond Complex for the day a complimentary visit. Tea/Coffee and a biscuit on arrival, some light exercise, bingo, a fully home cooked three course meal followed by live music and dancing with a cup of tea/coffee before departure. All you have to do is ring me Maureen 087 98454102. for more information.

Mental Health Association

The West Limerick Branch will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 8th at Maple Lodge, Gortboy, at 8pm. New members most welcome.

Padre Pio Meeting

The monthly Padre Pio Meeting begins February 7th and will take place thereafter on the First Tuesday of each month in Monegea Church, 7pm. Adoration, Intercession for new vocations and veneration of 1st class relic. Mass begins at 7.30pm.

The Odd Couple

Ardagh Drama Group presents The Odd Couple a hilariously funny two act comedy.with the proceeds going to Limerick West Special Olympics in Castlemahon Community Hall on THURSDAY 16TH FEBRUARY AT 8PM. Adults €10 and children €5. Looking forward to seeing you all.

Make a note in Diary

Sunday 5th March, We are heading to Portumna, Co. Galway. For more details and booking contact Maureen 087 9845102. We will be able to pick up people in Listowel, Duagh, Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West, Rathkeale, Adare and the South Court Hotel Limerick. We are travelling in Fitzpatrick's bus Listowel.

Medjugorje 2017

The Newcastle West prayer group are organising a Pilgrimage to Medjugorje from July 26th to August 2ns 2017.

Dublin to Dubrovnik and on to Medjugorje by bus. Cost is €649 (incl. insurance) for B/B and evening dinner including flight and bus transfer to and from Dubrovnik. For further information contact Mary Keating 069-6037/0866046524 or Paddy Geary 069-77595/087-6247672 .

Baptism Preparation

A Baptism Preparation Programme will take place at 8.00pm. on Tuesday, February 28th 2017.

All parents in the parish of Monegea, Mahoonagh and Newcastle West who have a child to be baptised must first have attended one of these one-hour baptism programmes. Please ring 069-61816 to book your place.

Social Dancing Classes

Social Dancing Classes have started in Monegea Parish Hall on Friday nights at 9pm. until 10.30pm. Look forward to seeing you.

Sue Ryder Boutique

Beautiful selection of dresses in stock for Valentines. Winter boots & bargin rail garments will be reduced to half the marked price on Saturday February 7th & Monday February 9th 2017. deductions wlll be made at the till. St. Joseph's Foundation

Spring fair

This year's Spring Fair wil take place on Sunday April 9th. A meeting to discuss St. Jospeh's Foundation Spring Fair will take place on Monday, February 6th at 7pm. This year's Spring Fair will take plce on Sunday, April 9th.


Take note

John F Leslie Walk and Fairy Trail will be closed to the public for the month of February.


Jackpot €950 in 49 calls. Bingo in Tarbert Community Centre every Wednesday night at 8.30pm. All welcome.

Historical society

Tarbert Historical Society will resume its activities on Saturday. February 18. in the Bridewell. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Society will take place at 7.30pm. This will be followed by a very interesting talk and a power point presentation by Jerry O' Connell titled, An illustrated personal perspective on the History of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand. Everybody welcome and there will be a cúpan tae afterwords.

Book launch

The Poetical Works of Daniel O'Connor will be launched in the Community Centre, Tarbert on Saturday, February 18, at 7pm. The book contains one hundred and fifty-one poems penned by the author and over four hundred famous and funny quotes, by philosophers of ancient times.

GAA lotto

There was no winner of last week's lotto jackpot draw. The numbers drawn were 2, 15, 23 and 26. Lucky Dip winners were; Anne Stack, Aine Carey, Pa Carmody, Noreen Boland, Keeva and Eala Wren and Gerard Flavin. Next week's draw takes place in Savage's Bar with a jackpot of €1,150. Thanks to all those who continue to support the Lotto. North Kerry League, Tarbert start this year's campaign with a home game against St. Senan's in the first round of the North Kerry League. Membership, Members are reminded that subscriptions are now due with players €50, students €25, Ordinary Members €25 and OAP's €10. Membership dues can be given to Club Registrar Donnacha Enright or Joe Langan (Town).



Templeglantine National School is holding a Grandparents Day on Friday of this week, February 10. It will begin with mass in the church at 12 noon and afterwards there will be refreshments in Halla Inse Bhán. The final part of the occasion will be a visit to the school.


The main focus of attention on the Comhaltas scene on last weekend was the Munster Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh held at Hazelwood College and hosted by CCÉ, Cluain Chréadhail. Our local craobh did very well winning a total of eight prizes in music, singing, storytelling and recitation. A meeting of the local Comhaltas craobh took place at Halla Inse Bhán on Wednesday last where a variety of topics relating to craobh activities over the coming months, were discussed. Half hour television programmes from Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2016 in Ennis are continuing on Friday evenings on RTE 1.

Cúrsaí Eaglaise

Friday next is World Day of Prayer for the Sick and a special mass for the occasion will be celebrated at 12 noon in our local church which will include a blessing of the sick. The daily mass schedule for this week is, Monday 10am, Tuesday to Thursday 11am with Fr Hurley, Friday at 12 noon, Saturday 6pm, Sunday 10.30am. The anniversary mass took place on Saturday evening last for Kate, Michael and Mary Mulcahy and also remembered in the mass was Joan Curran (née Heffernan) who died recently in New York. The anniversary mass for Pat Joe and Billy Browne was celebrated on Sunday. The month's Mind Mass for the late Kathleen Harnett, Devon Road and the anniversary mass for Willie Curtin, Devon Road will be celebrated on Saturday evening next. The anniversary mass for Patrick and Teresa Somers will take place on Sunday. Beannacht Dé ar anamacha na marbh. Eucharistic Ministers for the weekend masses will be Michael Lane, Carol Larkin and Ita O'Donoghue, readers will be Aisling Scanlon and Karen Murphy, basket collectors for February are Steve Murphy, Patsy Mulcahy, Bernie McAuliffe, Katie White.

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