Grandparents Day has become one of the highlights of Catholic Schools Week

Pupils and staff of Dromclough NS were delighted to host a large number of grandparents at the school last week, to celebrate the occasion.



The children held a prayer service and performed songs and poems.

The grandparents then visited the classrooms and chatted with pupils.

We heard stories of what their school days were like, how they travelled to school, First Holy Communion Day, etc.

There were also stories of chores they did on family farms, jobs which they worked as young adults and even wedding day photos.

Grandparents Day gives us the opportunity to meet.

Grandparents get the chance to see the school and understand what their grandchildren are referring to when chatting at home.

For some off them, it is a return to their alma mater and time to reminisce.

For all in Dromclough NS it is a privilege to have the opportunity to acknowledge the enormous contribution grandparents make.


Congratulations to 6th class, Dromclough NS, comprising of Megan O'Sullivan, Yvonne Dillon, Kieran Healy and Jack O'Donovan, who won first prize in the recent Credit Union quiz, U13 section, in Listowel.

This was a great win, there were 32 teams taking part and the standard very high.

Well done to the team and their teacher, Mrs. Trench, and to other teams that took part and also did well.


COMMUNITY CARE LOTTO: The numbers drawn in the Lotto of the 4th February were 1,2,6,8. Numbers were drawn by Joe O Sullivan. There was no jackpot winner of €3,200. Two €50 winners were Martin O'Connor, Kilmoyley and Brendan Harris Snr, Ardrahan.

BOOKINGS- Anyone wishing to book the Centre can do so by contacting 087-1611720.


FOR RECOVERY HAVEN AND KERRY CORK HEALTHLINK: Sigerson Legends Football Cancer fundraising challenge game will take place on this Friday 15th February at 7.30. P.M. in Austin Stacks Park Tralee. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


This coming Sunday 17th February, the walking group have a change to the original programme, instead it will be a trip to Ballymacelligott to take in the Glanageenty loop. This is a three and half hour approx trek with wooded landscape, rivers and some pulls. Please bring boots, sticks and a light lunch. Meet at Tochar car park 9.30am. All Wednesday morning walks are local walks and take about two hours. Meet at Church car park at 9am. All welcome.


Training U6, U8 and U10 at Kilmoyley community centre Mondays 7 to 8pm.

Training for U12 and U14 Thursday morning at Pairc Naomh Erc Kilmoyley at 11am.

Co. minors play challenge match Wednesday at IT Tralee.


Credit Union Quiz - Congratulations to Kilmoyley's U.13 Quiz Team (Sarah O' Sullivan, Tríona Curran. Marcus Leane and Ciarán Monahan) who finished second in a nail biting contest at the Credit Union Quiz hosted in Causeway Comprehensive School on Sunday 3rd February.

Sporting Achievement - Congratulations to Robert Monahan who was presented with a trophy by St. Brendan's Athletic Club to acknowledge his outstanding achievement in last seasons Track and Field athletic events.

Green School - Angela Wall, Travel Education and Development Officer with An Taisce visited Kilmoyley National School on Friday 8th February. Angela addressed the staff and pupils and encouraged them to think of "greener" ways to travel, for example, car-pooling, park and stride and cycling. Angela also emphasised the importance of being safe and seen on the roads. "Follow traffic rules, save your future."


Come along to this fantastic fundraiser in aid of Irish Red Cross in Tralee on February 28th, 2013 in Ballyroe Heights Hotel: Tickets are €10 and are available from Ballyroe Heights hotel, Just cooking (Firies), Annmaire (087-7953066), Lynda & Majella (087-7088395).


Card results for 6th February 2013 at Kilmoyley Community Care Center.

Table prizes - Jenny Harty, Peggy Geary, Liam Herlihy. Cards - Diarmuid Lawlor and Philip Maunsell. Sean McGrath and Valerie Barrett. Dan and Mary McCarthy.

Raffle - Moss Harmon, Ann O Callaghan, Brendan Harrington and Peggy Geary. Cards continue every Wednesday night at the Centre at 9pm. All card players welcome.


CONGRATULATIONS to Knockanure N.S Quiz team who have won four in a row in their category in the Credit Union Quiz. Well done to the U11 team of Ollie Moran, Brian Reidy, Cian Murphy and Ryan Large, thanks also to their parents and teachers.

CLOTHES Collection

will take place on Thursday 28th February between 12 - 4pm at the Community Centre, Moyvane. Bags can also be dropped off on Wednesday 27th between 6 - 8pm.

All funds raised will go towards running Moyvane Ladies Football Club.


are hosting their Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday Feb. 17th2.30pm. to 6pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel, Everyone welcome.


Open Public Meeting in Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Ash Wednesday February 13th at 8pm. All welcome.


The death has taken place of Nora Walsh nee McMahon of Upper Dirreen, Athea, on January 31st, 2013, she was aged 85, predeceased by her husband Joe; survived by her, daughters Katrina, and Gerardine, sons Eddie, & Conor . Requiem Mass for Nora Walsh was celebrated in Athea Church on 5th February 2013, she was laid to rest following mass at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.


Catherine Mulvihill, Billy Murphy, Teresa Sheahan, Fr Dan Griffin, Bridget Kelliher, Nora Sullivan, Billy Fitzgerald, Bryan McMahon, F X Martin, Mary B Healy, Stephen Donegan, Benedict Kiely, Nora Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O Brien, Cissie Kennelly, Richard Sheehan, Mary Teresa Kennelly, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Mary Fitzmaurice, Jack Quaid, Patcheen Mulvihill, Mickey Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, Bill Fitzmaurice, Mary Ann Kennelly, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Pat Hudson, P J Kennelly, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy. Mass on Tues. 12th at 7.30pm for Nell & Jer Kiely; Mass on Wed. 13th Ash Wednsday

Knockanure 10am and 7.30pm in Moyvane for Jack, Mary, William, John & Jim Guiney; Mass on Sun. 17th at 10.00am for Dan O'Connor and 11.00am for Mairead Moore; Mass on Tues. 19th at 7.30pm for Tom & Jack O'Connor.

CANCER Fundraising

football match at Austin Stacks Park, Tralee on 15thFeb. at 7.30pm.


All roads lead to the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee, on this Friday night for Knocknagoshel folk in the fundraising drive to refurbish the old Forge at the top of the Village. This has to be one of the most historic sites not alone in Kerry but in all Ireland. It was from this Forge the Republican Blacksmith Volunteer Dan Murphy was taken on March 24 the 1923 and shot at Baranarig wood by Gaffney, Culihane , and Mc Auliffe of the Free State Army during the final days of the ill fated civil war of that nine month period. It was alleged that the tricker mine which had been laid and exploded at Baranarig wood some time previously causing the death of five Free State soldiers was prepared in Murphy's forge. The 90th anniversary of those turbulent times is just weeks away. When refurbished the Forge will be a fitting memorial to Dan Murphy's memory. Captain Coye Remembered For the past 90 years and iron cross marked the spot on the Corkline where Captain Pat Coye of the Free State Army was fatally wounded by Republicans in an ambush on January 27th 1923. The iron cross has been replaced by a fitting memorial to Captain Coye at the same spot.


The death occurred last week of Mary Keane nee Moloney, Derk, Knocknagoshel. Her remains were removed from Leahy's Funeral Home to St Mary's church and burial was in the New Cemetery, Knocknagoshel. Mary was a native of Clonakilty, County Cork. Sincere sympathy is extended to all her relatives and friends.

News has reached the district of the death in Ballina, Co Mayo of Jeremiah Tangney, late of Tooreenard, Knocknagoshel. Sympathy is extended to all his relatives and friends.


Local Knocknagoshel footballer James Walsh made his debut on the Kerry senior team on Sunday last at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney when the Kingdom went down heavily to Dublin. It looks like Kerry will have to improve their fitness and personnel if progress is to be made in 2013.


The upcoming Irish Cup meeting at Limerick Racecourse should see quite a number of Knocknagoshel coursing fans head down to the Limerick venue. To date no local greyhound has won the Irish Cup. Athletics Congratulations to veteran athlete Pat O'Connor Killmanihan on some recent noteworthy success in athletics notably in weigh throwing.

Gardening Classes

Gardening classes will commence in the Knocknagoshel Community Centre at 7pm next Monday night 18th February 2013. These are 2 hour class and will continue for 6 weeks. Anyone interested in attending these classes please contact Mary on 087 6956817 or Bridget on 087 2213962.


LISTOWEL COMMUNITY GAMES will be holding their annual Church Gate collection next weekend -Saturday & Sunday 16th and 17th February. We would appreciate your continuous support.

ART AND MODEL-MAKING - U,8, 10, 12, 14 and 16 and U.10 Handwriting

Listowel Community Games held their local Art and Model-making and U.10 Handwriting competition on Monday 4th February in St. Michael's College. It was great to see such a large attendance and our outstanding Judges Tom Moloney (Art and Model-making)) and Emma McElligott (Handwriting) said the standard was exceptionally high.


Community Games County Finals of Indoor Soccer U.10 took place on Saturday last in Listowel/Mountcoal. Listowel put forward a very well trained team under the outstanding coaching skills of Jimmy Clancy, Mickey Kelliher and John Carey. The boys and their coaches were delighted receiving their bronze medals which is a fantastic achievement for them at this very young age. Congratulations to all the boys and their coaches. They can all be very proud of their performances throughout the competition.



Best of Luck to Sally O'Flynn who takes part in Community Games Recitation County Finals which will be held in Abbeydorney on Friday next 15th February in Abbeydorney at 6.30 p.m. CHECK-IN 6.00 P.M.

Any information you may need about Listowel Community Games contact Eileen at 087 6701245

Lios Tuathail AC

Congratulations to all the Lios Tuathail Athletes who traveled to Nenagh to take part in the indoor Munster championships at the weekend.

It is the first indoor competition of the year and all the athletes were a credit to the club. A special mention to Katie Dunworth who ran an incredible 500m (u10) and brought home a shining silver medal.

The masters all-Ireland indoor competition was also held at the weekend in the new stadium Athlone, a track which wholly suited Kevin Lynch, who proceeded to shave a cool 7 seconds of his 800m Munster time and ran home in a time of 2:07 to take a well deserved silver medal.


The Convent Primary School is holding an open afternoon from 1.45 to 2.45 p.m. and from 6 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday Feb 19th. Enrolments for September 2013 will be taken on the day. You may contact the school, 068 22294 between 9.10 a.m. and 3 p.m. for an enrolment form. All welcome.


LOTTO: There was no winner of the 3rd February lotto jackpot of €1,450 the numbers drawn were 11,12,14,19. The €35 was won by Sandra O'Donoghue, Lyre. and the €20 by Kathleen Enright, Lyre. The four sets of free tickets for next weeks jackpot of €1,600 were won by Pat & Breda Keane, Lyre, Jack Joyce, Limerick, Mikey O'Mahoney, Maugha, and Mary Byrnes, Duagh . The whiskey was won by Jimmy Roche, Lyre and the voucher by Pat Ahern, Lyre.