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It’s an eeny, meeny, miny mo situation now. Last week I thought I knew where we were at but this week things are up in the air again. Hopefully we will be up and running but without a doubt there will be restrictions. It is now up to the government and none of us know what they are going to come up with. We will do our best to let you know as soon as we know. Feel free to make the phone call.

Village Festival No. 28

Moyvane Development Association festival is back. After the disruption of last year due to Covid-19 we are delighted to resume our annual festival this Bank Holiday weekend. Preparations are being finalised for the weekend and hopefully we will have fine weather to safely allow you all to enjoy the activities to the full. Considering the current risks, we’re going to focus this year’s efforts on outdoor activities from Sunday October 24 to Bank Holiday Monday, October 25. Sunday will see a Vintage Tractor Run with Registration at the Community Sports Hall from 12 noon. The ever-popular Dog Show, open to all classes, will take place at 1.30pm in the Church Car Park followed by the Kiddies Tractor Run which will take place at 2.00pm, also in the Church Car Park. Bank Holiday Monday will kick off with the 6k run and 3k walk from the Community Sports Hall, Fancy Dress optional, with prize for best Fancy Dressed Runner & Walker. Registration from 9.30am to 0.15am. The North Kerry Harriers first Hunt of the Season leaves the village at 12 midday.

Community Planning

What a great turnout we had at the first of our planning meetings last week. It was wonderful to see members of our community come together and engage in such positive discussion about the future of our area, identifying both the challenges we face, and the opportunities that are available to us as a community. To those that were able to come along, we hope you enjoyed the evening and are excited about what lies ahead. To those that were unable to come along, do not worry! Please mark your diary and join us at the next meeting, on November 16 in the Community Sports Hall starting at 8.00pm. Just a quick reminder to take our online survey if you haven’t already done so. This survey will provide valuable feedback, in addition to our upcoming community meetings. We want to hear from you! Take 5 minutes to have your say.

Moyvane GAA

There was no winner of the €4,800 Jackpot last Sunday. Numbers drawn were 2 7 8 28. Lucky Dips: Pat Scanlon, Listowel. Kieran and Liam Kennelly, Kilbaha. Shea Leahy, Online. Ciara Haugh, Tarmons. Martin, Donal and Brid Stack c/o Corridan’s Garage. Thank you to Shea Leahy for helping with the draw tonight. Tickets are available online by following the link on Moyvane GAA Facebook Page. All online entries to be registered by 6.00pm on the day of the draw. Entries after 6.00pm will be entered in the next draw. Tickets are also available at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Holly’s Gala, Stack’s Butchers, Corridan’s Garage, Newtownsandes Co-op, A New U and Curl Up & Dye. You can also contact any Committee Member. Current Jackpot is €5,000 and the draw will be held on Sunday, October 24 outdoors at Con Brosnan Park at 8.00pm. As always thank you for your continued support.

FIXTURES: North Kerry Junior Cup: Moyvane B will play Tarbert B in Ballylongford on Sunday, October 24 at 2.00pm. Best of Luck to the team and management. North Kerry Rangers are on course to go all the way in the u17 County Championship after taking care of St. Brendan’s in the quarter final last Saturday. They now meet East Kerry in the semi final on Saturday, October 23, time and venue to be confirmed. Best of luck to the team, especially the Moyvane players on the panel. North Kerry Rangers are on a bit of a roll at the moment.

The u15 team beat Castleisland District on Sunday last. Nice one. They now play East Kerry in the Quarter Final next Sunday with the time and venue to be confirmed.

Church news

Please note from the week beginning November, 01 onwards: Tuesday & Thursday Mass in Moyvane will be at 10.00am. Wednesday & Friday Mass in Knockanure will be at 10.00am.


Sunday Evening Dancing

The Neily O’Connor Band will provide the entertainment at The Sliabh Luachra Cultural and Heritage Centre, Scartaglen on Sunday October 24 dancing 9pm to 11.30pm.

GAA Lotto Draw

Scartaglen GAA Club’s next Lotto Draw will take place at the club grounds on Sunday next October 24 when the jackpot will be E3,400.

Eucharistic Exposition

Eucharistic Exposition and Benediction will now take place in Castleisland Parish Church on each Monday with Exposition starting at 11.30am and Benediction taking place at 6.50pm.

Traditional Music Festival

The Patrick O’Keefee Traditional Music Festival will take place in Castleisland over this Bank Holiday weekend Friday October 22nd to Monday October 25th. It’s all systems go for this very popular festival and lovers of trad will be well catered for during the duration of the festivities. Corkman Connie O Connell has been nominated for the Dedication to the Music of Sliabh Luachra Award and he’s a very worthy recipient and is no stranger to Castleisland or Scartaglen. It should be a most enjoyable weekend in Castleisland and anyone seeking further information son events and activities should log onto


This Bank Holiday weekend will once again see Castleisland Coursing Meeting taking place at its customary time of the year. All is set for three great days of coursing at Cahill Park, Tullig starting on Saturday morning next October 23 and concluding on Bank Holiday Monday October 25th. As always the main event will be the John, Thady and Dave Cahill Memorial Island Cup. There will be a Derby and Oaks Trial Stake, an Oaks Trial Stake 20/21, A Local Dog Stake, Local Bitch Stake and a three Course Duffer. The judge is Brendan Purcell and the slipper is David Galvin. Coursing commences each day at 11.30am. Best of luck to all involved.

Words of wisdom

Saying sorry may not repair or heal the past, but it could have a huge effect on the future.



Email; or telephone Patrick Lynch at 068 / 36117 on or before 7pm Sunday.


Sympathy of the community is extended to Eilis Egan, Tieraclea on the death of her father Tim Cashin, Kanturk, County Cork. Tim died on Sunday 10 October. Requiem Mass took place at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Kanturk followed by burial in Clonfert Cemetery, Newmarket. Tim and his wife Helen were regular visitors to Tarbert staying with Eilis, Eamon and their grandchildren. Sympathy to his wife Helen and the extended Cashin family. Sympathy of the community is also extended to Michael Murphy of Vereker Gardens, Ennis road, Limerick and formerly of Doonard, Tarbert on the death of his wife Claire. Claire died on Tuesday 12 October in her 83rd. year at University Hospital, Limerick. Requiem Mass took place in the Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Ennis Road, Limerick on Friday 15 October followed by burial in Kilnaughtin Cemetery, Tarbert. Claire, née Broderick, from Dromcollogher worked as a National School teacher for many years in Limerick. She and her husband Michael, a member of an Gárda Sióchána reared a family of two girls and a boy. Sympathy to her children Michele, Gemma and Mark, sisters and brother, nephews and nieces, brothers-in-law James and Des of Tarbert, the extended Murphy family, relatives, neighbours and friends.

Sympathy also to Con Holly, Chapel Street, Tarbert on the recent death of his sister-in-law, Ita Clarke, Birr County Offaly and formerly of Lawrencetown, County Galway.

Beannacht Dé agus suaimhneas sioraí le h-anamacha na marbh go léir agus in iothlainn Dé go gcastar sinn.

Tarbert N.S. Enrolment

Tarbert National School are now accepting enrolments for September 2022. If you wish to enrol a child who will be 4 years of age on or before 31 August 2022 a copy of the school’s Annual Admission Notice, Admission Policy and the Application for Admission for 2022/2023 is available as follows- To download - at On request - by emailing or writing to Tarbert National School, Chapel Street, Tarbert via Listowel, County Kerry V31 TW13. Completed forms to be returned by 15 November 2021.

Community Centre

The Committee have decided to re-open Tarbert Community Centre for meetings, classes, etc. However, because of the high number of Covid 19 cases and the problem with social distancing it has been decided not to host Bingo at the present time. The Committee will meet again at the end of November when the situation will be reviewed. Fan cúramach, stay safe.

Cursaí eaglaise

St Mary’s Church remains open daily from 9am to 7 pm for private prayer. Masses are celebrated daily as follows - Monday at 10am, on Friday at 7pm, on Saturday at 6pm and on Sunday at 11.30am and you can attend by wearing a face mask and following the guidelines.

Cúrsaí Cúrsála

Tuairisc ó Thomás: As we go to press, those connected with ‘Snap Streak’ are being presented with the Horgan Cup at Dromcunnig, Abbeydorney. The Horgan Cup was the most coveted cup of the weekend. ‘Snap Streak’, no stranger to the limelight was previously a Derby semi-finalist. An all Tarbert affair, he was bred by Jimmy Sweeney of Tarmons, owned by James Enright of Doonard and Killian Brosnan of Main Street. He was trained by Patrick O’Connor in Saleen and nominated by Mary Murphy of Lixnaw, formerly Mary Holly of Tarmons.

Dancing classes

Social Dancing Classes for adults and beginners which will include polkas, waltzing, jiving, quick steps, etc. continue every Friday night from 7.30pm in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford. Rinceoirí idir óg agus sean agus gach aon saghas damhsa.

Seanfhocail na seachtaine

‘Ná mol agus ná cáin tú féin’ - Do not praise nor blame yourself.

‘An rud nach leigheasann im ná uisce beatha, níl leigheas air’. - What butter or whiskey will not cure, its incurable.

‘Ceap id aigne go bhfuilir go maith agus beidh tú níos fearr’. - If you think that you are well, you will feel a lot better. Think positive.