LYREACROMPANE -- all the news


Lotto: There was no winner of the 21st April lotto jackpot of €3,100 the numbers drawn were 10,12,18,23. The €35 was won by Pat O'Keefe, Maugha and the €20 by Theresa Long, Lyre. The four sets of free tickets for next weeks jackpot of €3,250 were won by Mike & Mary Dowling, Grandchildren, Jer Kelly, Duagh, Ned Lyons, Lyre and Mike Galvin, Rathea. The whiskey was won by Mike O'Connell, Bromadda and the voucher by JJ Kelliher, Banemore.


At the moment raffle cards are in circulation in the community to raise funds for Lyreacrompane N.S. First Prize is An Apple iPad 2, (Sponsored by Lyreacrompane Development Company) Second prize, Breakaway to the Woodlands Hotel, Adare for 2 adults, 2 days Bed & Breakfast and one dinner and third prize dinner for two in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. The draw will take place in the Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane on Saturday 4th May at the school reunion. Lines are €2


Come and Ramble in Cloghboola on May 6th Bank Holiday Monday in aid Sliabh Luachra Active Retired Network Folklore Project Meeting Point for Walk is at Lyreacrompane Resource Centre 10.30am for Registration and transport to start of 8 mile Ramble..Donation for walk €10 Adult or €5 under 18. For further Info: 087413893

The Hooley in the Hills

The festival gets underway on Friday May 3 with Marquee dancing to TR Dallas and PJ Murrihy. On Saturday night it's the turn of Mike Condon and the King of Country Music, Mick Flavin. Eddie Keogh is in the Festival Marquee on Sunday from 3-6 and on Sunday Night its dancing to Micheál Sexton and on Bank Holiday Monday at 3pm The Eddie Lee Band will bring the Hooley in the Hills festival to a conclusion. Details

School Reunion

The first Lyre School reunion will take place on Saturday May 4. This reunion will be extra special when former pupil, Fr Bryan Starken, will celebrate Mass in a special erected marquee on the school grounds at 4pm.


CARD GAME: Winners last week were Florence O'Connell, Paddy Sheehan and John O'Connell. Runners up were Mossie McCarthy, Connie Lenihan and Connie Brouder.

Table prize to Hannah O'Grady, Dan Reidy and Michael O'Grady; Jackie Hartnett, Dan Fitzgerald and JJ Lenihan. Door prizes to Eileen Murphy and Mossie O'Donnell.

Raffle prizes to Joan O'Grady, Sheila Breen, Betty Brosnan, Eileen Murphy, Dan Brosnan and Paddy Sheehan.


Numbers last week were 15, 17, 19, 28, no winner. Lucky dips to Ellie Lane, Mountcollins; Michael O'Connor, Tarbert; John J O'Connell, Mountcollins; Michaela, Ashling and Thomas Brosnan and Paddy Madden, c/o Kostal. Promoter's prize to Jeremiah Naughton. Jackpot is €12,700 this week.


A new initiative from the local NS is the publication of a newsletter which gives an insight into various activities of the pupils during school term.


No jackpot winner last week, numbers were 2, 17, 25, 30. Lucky dips to Michelle Kelly, Tournafulla; Mary McCarthy, Mountcollins; Martin O'Mahony, Tournafulla and Teddy Alex, c/o Kostal. Promoter's prize to Dan Horgan. This week's draw is at Danahers Bar, Mountcollins for a jackpot of €3300.


to Mai Brosnan, Riverside Drive who celebrated her 80th last Friday night with family, relatives, neighbours and friends at The Devon Inn where Mai was the centre of attention for this important occasion and she took it all in her stride.



MARIAN HALL BLOTTO: Results for Thursday, April 18. Numbers drawn were: 9 22 29 31. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Margaret Dalton, Athea. €50 Margaret Halpin, Clounmacon. €20 each: Annette Browne, Dromin Upper, Listowel. Helen Nolan. John Moloney, Derry, Listowel. Katie Phillips, Newcastlewest. The Wrenn Family, Carlow. Free Tickets: Jim Hickey, Luachra Road, Clieveragh, Listowel. Sheilanne Dee, Ballyline, Ballylongford. Breda Brosnan, Woodgrove, Moyvane. James Fogarty, Moyvane. Patricia Houlihan, Tarbert. Results for Thursday, April 25. Numbers drawn were: 18 19 27 29. There was no Jackpot winner. Lucky Dips: €100 Teresa McAuliffe, Knockachur, Knocknagoshel. €50: Yvonne Shine, Kilbaha, Moyvane. €20 each: Teresa Holly, O'Connell's Avenue, Listowel. Margaret O'Sullivan, Ballybunion. Josie Mulvihill, Ballylongford. Con Fitzgerald, c/o Marie Wrenn. Maurice Kelly, O'Connell's Avenue, Listowel. Free Tickets: Katie Galvin, Leitrim East, Moyvane. Betty Murphy, Athea. Sheila O'Connor, Tournafulla. Trish, Sam & Oz, c/o Trish Leahy. B. O'Connor, Templeglantine. Next draw will be held at Bingo on Thursday night May 04 at Bingo in the Marian Hall. Jackpot is €5,500.


The next meeting of Moyvane Devlopment Association take place in the Marian Hall on Tuseday, April 09 at 9.00 pm. You are all welcome to attend.


The last week of Kerry Badminton saw more victories for Moyvane. On Monday night the Division 3 team were in Listowel to take on County in the League Final and it was another League title for the club when they won 6-1. The team was Lisa Sayers, Jeanelle Griffin, Helen Browne, Carmel Hudson, Kevin Kennelly, Dermot Keane, and James Sheehan. On Tuesday the Division 4's defeated Sneem/ Iveragh 5-1 in the final of the Knock-out cup. The team was Francine Collins, Eleanor Sheehan, Krystle Crowley, Joe Coulson, Ivan O'Brien, Diarmuid Fitzmaurice and Timmy Hanrahan. Thursday night it was the turn of the Division 2 team and they defeated Killarney 5-2 in the League Final. The team was Elaine Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Saorcha Fitzgerald, Carmel Hudson, Pat Kearney, Denis Buckley, Donie Enright and Timmy Duggan. On Sunday the Division 2, 3 and 5 teams represented Kerry in the Munster Club finals but unfortunately on the day no team was successful in spite of some very close games. Teams were Division 2 Saorcha Fitzgerald, Jeanelle Griffin, Carmel Hudson, Timmy Duggan, Pat Kearney, Donie Enright. Division 3 team Lisa Sayers, Jeanelle Griffin, Helen Browne, Carmel Hudson, Kevin Kennelly, James Sheehan, and Dermot Keane. Division 5, Michelle Corridan, Suzanne Keane, Charlotte Fitzgerald, Eileen Roche, Jamie Elliott, Timmy O'Flaherty, Oliver Carmody, and Liam Corridan. Friday night was the social night of the season as the Kerry Prizegiving dinner was held in The Carlton Hotel Tralee. Forty three members and friends attended and never were so many cups and medals collected, a record number for the club. Championship Winners and finalists were Elaine Hudson, Saorcha Fitzgerald, Eleanor Sheehan, Francine Collins, Carmel Hudson, Myles Kearney, Timmy Duggan, Jamie Elliott, Denis Buckley, Timmy O'Flaherty and Diarmuid Fitzmaurice and there was a huge number of medal winners. Congratulations to all, it is great to see the club go from strength to strength.


A lecture entitled 'Neutral Shores - Ireland & the Battle of the Atlantic' by author Mark McShane will take place in the Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre, Listowel on Friday, May 03 at 8.00pm. This event is part of Listowel Military Festival and admission is €5.00.


Information officer @ Knockanure Community Centre on the first, third & fourth Monday of each month. Medical Card Forms, Farm Assist, Social Welfare Queries, Housing, Property Tax Forms and much more. FREE & Confidential Service. Call Philomena @ 068 49799.


VTOS Open Information Morning on Thursday, May 09 from 10.00am to 1.00pm for Adults wishing to return to Education.


Wednesday, May 01 Month's Mind Mass in Moyvane at 7.30pm for Denis O'Connor, Glin. Thursday, May 02 Mass in Knockanure at 7.30pm. Friday, May 03 Moyvane 7.30pm Private Intention. Saturday, May 04 Mass in Moyvane at 7.30pm for Jermiah Christopher O'Carroll. Sunday, May 05 Knockanure 10.00am Mass for Padraig McMahon. Moyvane 11.00am John Carmody. There will be no Mass on Monday, May 06. Tuesday, May 07, Moyvane 7.30pm Moyvane, Private Intention.

ostomy support group

IF you have an Ileostomyh, Colostomy, Urostomy or an Internal Pouch why not come along and meet fellow Ostomates and have a chat at Recovery Haven, Killerisk, Tralee (on road opposite Kerry Council offices) on Tuesday, May 7 at 8pm. Tel Pauline 064 6634021 or Patsy 066 7124521, 087 9333669 (for further imformation). All welcome.


The Annual Alzheimer's Tea Day will take place on Thursday May 9th with the Alzheimer Society of Ireland hoping to reach a target of €450,000 following that fund-raising day. Mary Murphy of Adriville is again hosting a tea day in her home in aid of the above cause. Mary will serve tea all day from 10.30am your support and generosity will be greatly appreciated.

Church Duties

Those requested for church duties in the local church for the month of May are as follows - collection checkers -Billy O'Connor and Anna Kerin, Eucharistic Ministers-Team E - Sheila Murphy, Margaret Fleming & Marie Daly.


The Make a Wish Foundation would like to thank all who supported their recent collection in which a sum of €1410 was collected on the day.

Blood Donor Clinic:

The Irish Blood Transfusion Service Board will hold a Blood Donor's Clinic in Castleisland Community Centre on this Wednesday and Thursday May 1st and 2nd from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

Lighting The Way:

A new information resource for families and friends of people bereaved through suicide was launched recently 'Lighting the Way' is a booklet for people bereaved through suicide which aims to improve the level of information and support in the community following a death by suicide.


The death took place last week of Mai Buckley (nee O' Connor) of Coolnageragh. The late Mai was formerly Mai O' Connor and came originally of Dromulton the deceased was in her 97th year. The late Mai is survived by her daughters and sons, brother and sister, the burial took place in Scartaglin Cemetery. May she rest in peace.

Education of Priests:

The Church gate collection this weekend will be for the education of priests.

Flower Gardening:

Florist Breda Nagle will give a talk on flowers and flower gardening at Scartaglin Heritage Centre on Wednesday evening May 8th at 8.00pm - All are welcome.


CELEBRATION: The 50th Anniversary of Tarbert Primary School is being celebrated next Saturday from 4 to 7pm. The following is brief outline of the programme of events. Welcome at 4pm, official opening of the John Coolahan Library, presentation of Library Books, Anniversary Book, Art Project, Musical interlude. Keynote speaker Dr. Declan Downey, Tree planting Ceremony, refreshments. 4:45pm meet up with old friends chat and ramble around the school and view old photos and memorabilia.


Parishioners were saddened to learn of the death of Margaret (Peggy) Lanigan (nee Kelly) of The Square, Tarbert on April 8, 2013, at the Oaklands Nursing Home, Derry Listowel. Peggy a member of a large family spent her childhood years in the tranquil surroundings of her parent's farm at Kelly's Road in Tarmons. She went to the local Primary School from where she formed life long friendships. She went from there to work in the hotel industry in Ballybunion living frugally for the purpose of contributing financial assistance to her mother. Peggy spent some years in England but eventually she returned home and inherited her uncle's Bar in Tarbert. She met and Married Michael Lanigan and they ran a successful business for several years. Peggy was loved by all as she was the life and soul of her community and lovingly harboured her school day friendships, being predeceased by only a number of weeks by some of those cherished school pals. She was also a keen follower of the Tarbert football Team and it must have been a great source of joy to her when her grandson Ambrose crashed in a great goal and fielding the kick out sent the ball over the bar in the dying minute of the North Kerry Championship Final of 2010 to ensure that the trophy and medals went to Tarbert. This was a just reward for all the laundry work Peggy had embraced with care and attention for the team down through the years.

Margaret's remains were waked at her home at The Square, Tarbert, on Tuesday April 9, from 5pm to 8pm with removal to St. Mary's Church Tarbert on Wednesday April 10 for Mass at 2pm.

Requiem Mass for the repose of Margaret's soul was concelebrated by Fr. John O'Connor retired P.P. London and Fr Philip O'Connell retired P.P. Ballylongford with a very large crowd in attendance. Peggy is survived by her husband Michael sons Mícheál and Ambrose, daughters-in-law Patricia and Noelle, brother Davie, sister Joan (Moore), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and a wide circle of friends to whom our sincere sympathy is extended. Interment took place in the adjoining cemetery.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam


Ballylongford and Tarbert Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann wish to advise that the closing date for the Fleadh entries is the May 16. Entry forms can be got from the Secretary Aine O'Donoghue or Deirdre O'Neill (086) 3452953. The forms must be returned to either Aine or Deirdre before May 16 as no entries will be accepted after that date.


The organisers of the Good Friday Soup Kitchen would like to thank all those who supported the event. It was a great success and the sum of 1450 euro was collected and this is shared between Recovery Haven Tralee (Cancer Care) and Kerry Parents and Friends Listowel.


The Cuckoo walking Festival begins next Friday May 3. The narration of the John Paul Jones escapades in Tarbert Bay on 1779 will take place at Tarbert Old Pier at 7:30pm and those in attendance will be treated to a cheese and wine reception afterwards in the Bridewell.


The next steering group meeting for the August Festival takes place at the Presbytery on May 9 at 8pm and everyone who would like to get involved is assured of a warm welcome by the volunteers already at work for the planned festival.