2015 June 24 Knockanure

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 SEE EXTRA NEWS 2015 for recent posts.



KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Wednesday 1st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

 PADRE PIO NIGHT: June meeting at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Thursday night, June 25th  at 7.00 p.m. including Rosary, Mass, prayers  & Benediction. All are welcome.

FREE BUS to  Listowel from the locality every Wednesday, leaving c 10am, details from 1890 528 528.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Contact  on 068 21707.

RECOVERY HAVEN is delighted to announce its Annual Celebration of light. The dates and venues for Celebration of Light are as follows: Friday June 26th at 7.45pm (candles lit at 8pm) - Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Banna, Tarbert, Fenit.

DEATH has occurred of Nancy Enright (née Cronin)

Tieraclea, Tarbert and formerly of Leitrim West on 17th June, 2015 wife of the late Jimmy Enright. Survived by her son Michael, daughters Kathleen, Patricia, Anne and Mary, sisters Mary and Kathleen, daughter-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Nancy Enright at Tarbert Church on Friday 19th, followed by burial at Kilnaughtin Cemetery.

ANNNIVERSARIES: Michael O Sullivan, Brendan Shanahan, Jim Cogan, Con Greaney, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Mary Shanahan, John Culhane, Dan Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, Bridie Long, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan. Mass on Tues. 23rd at Knockanure 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan. Mass on Wed. 24th at 7.30pm for          Tom Managher. Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Tom Kennelly.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, John Corbett. 11am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am, Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy

Collectors for month of July: Vigil , Kay O’Hanlon & Mary Kearney

11am, Eileen Cronin & Patricia Galvin and Knockanure 10am   Ann Mulvihill.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS are hosting an  Open Public meeting to celebrate 60yrs of AA in Kerry on Sunday 28th June at 2.30pm in Listowel Arms Hotel.  Refreshments will be served after meeting.

GRAVEYARD Mass in Listowel St Michael’s Cemetery on June 30th at 8pm and Mass in John Paul Cemetery on July 1st also at 8pm.

CEMETARY MASSES: Lisselton Cemetery  on Monday June 22nd at 8pm.  Gale Cemetery Thursday 25th June 8pm.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped off from 6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.

 HEALING SERVICE AT THE WELL Lixnaw, on June 28th at 3pm.This service will consist of (1) The Liturgy of the Word (2) Anointing with the Holy Oils (3) and a Special Blessing for Carers.

EVENTS: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin starting, Sunday July 5th and  Monday August 3rd Register on the day at 9am at the pier. Contact Iosla 087 120 9965;  Killarney Festival of Food and Music and Horse and Pony Racing in Tralee on 27th and 28th of June. Moorepark Open Day July 1st; West Limerick Singing Club at 9.30pm in the Ramble Inn;

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday/Sunday, June 27th/28th.

SYMPATHY to friends and relatives of The six students, Ashley Donohoe (22) and Irish students Olivia Burke, Eoghan Culligan, Niccolai Schuster( has Listowel relations), Lorcan Miller and Eimear Walsh (all 21), had been celebrating the 21st birthday of their friend Aoife Beary,( has Listowel relations) at an apartment in downtown Berkeley late on 15 June 2015, when the fourth-storey balcony , collapsed to the street below.

HEALTH: Diabetes Public Information Evening will be held on Thursday June 25th at 7.30pm in Fels Point Hotel, Tralee.  All are welcome.

TRIP: An outing to Mount Trenchard and Foynes led by Tom Donovan will take place on Sunday 28th June.  Meet at Parish Church, Loughill, Co. Limerick at 2.30pm.  All are welcome. 

NOVENA to Our lady of Perpetual  Help was held in Limerick last week, thousands attended the nine day event, with ten sessions per day. This is the 150th anniversary of the rediscovering of the Icon of Our Lady of Perpetual help. It was easy to access the event , by bus as the stop is only yards from the church.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 25th, Jim McCann’s Songs and Rare Gems. Friday 26th After Sarah Miles, a play by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy. Sat. 27th , Conal Gallen- Laugh and a half, comedy, details from 068 22566.

PLANS - When ours are interrupted, His are not. His plans are proceeding exactly as scheduled, moving us always (including those minutes or hours or years which seem most useless or wasted or unendurable) "toward the goal of true maturity" (Rom 12:2 JBP).Elisabeth Elliot

LIFESKILLS PROGRAMME:  Come and join us as a First Step to Boost Your Confidence. Self Confidence is extremely important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to find it. The good news is that self-confidence really can be learned & built on. Working on your self-confidence is well worth the effort!   West Limerick Resources is offering four short practical workshops to find your confident self in 1. Healthy Eating & Nutrition, 2. Personal Care & Grooming, 3. Presentation of Self—First Impression and 4. Communication & Confidence in the Newcastle West Family & Community Hub each Thursday from June 25 – July 16 from 10am—1pm.  Free of Charge and open to those in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment. Contact: Adrienne on 087 2773294 or call to the WLR office 

BIG TODDLE FOR BARNARDOS: Toddlers in Abbeyfeale are getting ready for the Annual Big Toddle for Barnardos will take place in the Town Park Abbeyfeale on Tuesday, June 23 from 11am to 12.30pm weather permitting, followed by Teddy bear picnic.

GATHER BY THE FEALE SOAPBOX DERBY:  The 1st annual Soapbox Derby will take place down Abbeyfeale Hill on Saturday, July 18 from 2-6pm next during Gather by the Feale.  It will be followed by entertainment in the Festival Marquee in the Grove with No Direction, Sound as a Pound and Limerick band Hermitage Green.  Entries are now being accepted for the Derby

OPENING OF REFLECTIVE SPACE IN ABBEYFEALE:  The community is invited to the opening of Light on Stone Reflective Space in the Town Park on Wednesday June 24 at 7pm. The project has been a collaboration between the Glorach Theatre and Abbeyfeale Community Leisure Town Park.

CAMP: Listowel Family Resource Centre are hosting their annual summer camp with a wide variety of activities for the younger members of the local community.  The camp runs from Monday 6th July to Wednesday 19th August, from 9.30pm-1.30pm daily. Activities will include: arts/crafts. computers, games, cookery and much more besides.   For further details, contact Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

FARMERS: Most of our First Cut silage is now completed. All are wondering about what happened to Global Warming. The Scottish Farmer; Publishing in Scotland Since 1893, reports the following, Considering how much total farm income has dropped - which could be around 25 to 30% in almost every sector - then we are in difficulty. Compound that with the horrendous cold, wet conditions on the west side of this little country over the past six weeks, then there is little wonder discussions round farm kitchen tables and offices are being held, in order to find ways of surviving this unexpected downturn in TFI, which is wiping out any hope of covering costs, let alone leave any margin!

SECRET police files detailing the extent of surveillance on the leaders of the Easter Rising have been made available to the public for the first time, see link below.

http://www.nationalarchives.ie/digital-resources/chief-secretarys-office-crime-branch-dublin-metropolitan-police-dmp-movement-of-extremists-29-may-1915-20-april-1916/

HEALTH: Hand Sanitizer

http://www.iflscience.com/health-and-medicine/why-you-should-stop-using-hand-sanitizer-immediately

This is also true of a number of cosmetic ingredients — for example, chemicals used in nail polish. The EU banned a plasticizer called dibutyl phthalate from nail polish due to concerns over potential endocrine-disrupting and other adverse health effects in 2004, while the FDA has not issued a regulation on its use, DBP is now found in fewer nail cosmetics sold in the U.S. Use of lead-based interior paints was banned in France, Belgium and Austria in 1909. Much of Europe followed suit before 1940. It took the U.S. until 1978 .

The FDA has asked Pfizer to stop manufacturing the arsenic-containing drug, Roxarsone, that was found in the livers of nearly half of all chicken tested. According to the Wall Street Journal.

BATTLE: Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815. The bicentennial marking the decisive clash between Napoleon's forces and a combined army of British and Prussians.

http://eprints.maynoothuniversity.ie/3099/1/Thesis_-_%27Ireland_and_the_Waterloo_campaign_of_1815%27.pdf

TRIP: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society will have a full day outing to Cobh and Spike Island on Sunday 28th. June 2015 leaving Limerick city at 8.00am.  This should prove to be a most memorable visit which will give us an opportunity to view one of the world’s largest cruise liner ‘The Royal Princess’ which is 19 decks high and will be berthed in Cobh that day and will depart at 6pm.  The visit will include Cobh’s famous Cathedral St. Colman’s, the Titanic Memorial, Lusitania Victims burial plot, Jack Doyle the Gorgeous Gael’s grave.  We will also visit Spike Island with a viewing of the home of ‘Little Nellie of Holy God’.  The trip includes guided tours throughout.  Contact Pat O’Donovan PRO 087 9977340.

 

 

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PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS on June 16th in Lixnaw.  Witness will be given by Kerry Rose Julette Cullotty who will relate her own private battle with cancer.

BEST WISHES to all our members who will compete in the Fleadh Cheoil Charrai  this weekend in Caherciveen.

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from June 18th to 21st.

HORSE AND PONY RACING: The annual Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing in Relihan’s Inch on Sunday 21st June .

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.

WEDDINGS: Best wishes to Julieann Lane daughter of Denis and Anne of Kilmorna who recently married in Duagh church Jonathan Curran a native of Donegal, Fr Tom McMahon officiated. Best wishes also to Grace O Carroll of Clountubrid who married Shane Kiely of Cork at Listowel Church on 13th June 2015. Canon O Connor was the celebrant. The bride is daughter of John and Peggy O Carroll.

 HALL: Shanagolden Hall celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, and they are holding a Showband Concert to mark the occasion on Friday 19th June.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Contact  on 068 21707.

DEATH occurred on 4th June 2015 of Denis Collins, Beechwood Park, Mallow and Knocknagorna, Athea. Survived by his wife Lucy (nee Leahy), father of Maurice, Denise, Edel, Sinéad, John and Donncha.  Also survived by his son-in-law Paul, daughter-in-law Nicola,  grandchildren Simon, Ciara and Liam, brothers Paddy and Seanie, sisters Hilda, Peg, Siobhan, Rosie and Helen, uncles Ben and Dan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces.. Requiem Mass on Monday at  St. Mary's Church, Mallow,  Funeral afterwards to St. Gobnait's Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Donal Mulvihill, David Riordan, Ned Cronin, Maureen Moore, Joan Keane, Bridie O Connell, Eamonn Keane, Myles Kearney, Bridget Guidry, Pat McElligott, Maureen Keane, Liam Barry, Sr. Aquilina Relihan, Joe Lynch, Patrick O Keeffe, Tom Keane, Sr. Elaine McElligott, John Culhane, James Groarke. Mass on Wed.    17th at 7.30pm  for Con O’Connor, Glin. Mass on Thurs.18th  in   Knockanure at 7.30pm for Peggy, John & Betty Mc Elligott. Mass on

Fri. 19th  at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch. Mass on Sat. 20th  at    7.30pm for Nora Walsh, Months Mind. Mass on Sun. 21st at 10.00am for Denis Flaherty and 11.00am  mass is for Patsy Horan, Months Mind. Mass on Tues. 23rd at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan.       

CHURCH NEWS:  Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Readers: Vigil, Eileen Collins, 11am, Kevin Hudson & Karina Stack; Knockanure 10am, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

Collectors for month of July: Vigil, Kay O’Hanlon & Mary Kearney.  11am    Eileen Cronin & Patricia Galvin; Knockanure 10am  Ann Costello. Exam Candle will be lit at all Masses while exams are in progress.  God’s Blessing to you all.

MASS: Medjugorje Anniversary Mass: You are invited to  Confession, Rosary, Mass and Adoration in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday June 15th at 6.30pm.  Confession before Mass.  All welcome.

NOVENA  takes place from Friday June 12th to Saturday June 20th in Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick.

FR PAT MOORE   undergoing surgery  Monday the15th in Cork, operation will last 6 hours. Mass will be offered on Monday morning in Duagh at 10am to coincide with Fr Pat's surgery and Holy Hour on Monday evening in Duagh will be at 8pm to pray for his recovery.  The Rosary will be offered before Mass on Tuesday evening.

BOOK: Poets and Dreamers is the title of a book by the Sliabh Luachra Writers Group which was launched recently. It contains material from 24 of the 35 writers in the group who first came together at a creative writer’s workshop in  2011.

 

TRAIL: The 5th annual 36km Big Walk along the Old Railway Greenway will take place on Saturday 20th June at 10.30am.

 ST JOHN’S: Mary Poppins/ Annie, 15th- 17th and 23rd and 24th; Fri. 19th The Willis Clan, Family band with guest Ciaran Sheehan; Sat 20th Two Solo plays on Joyce, written by Donal O Kelly and performed by Katie O Kelly, more from 068 22566.

CATHOLIC CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Saturday/Sunday, June 27th/28th. Theme “Wake up the World”. Main Speakers: Fr Jack Soulsby SM, UK & Brisbane, and Dennis Wrigley, Maranatha Community. 

SILVER JUBILEE: Fr. Padraig Walsh is celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his ordination at the Vigil Mass in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Saturday June 20th at 6.30pm. After Mass there will be refreshments in the Pastoral Centre. Fr. Padraig ministered in St. John’s Parish for 13 years.  Anyone who wishes to come and celebrate with Fr. Padraig will be very welcome.

DAY: World Refugee Day 2015, the Tralee International Resource Centre/TIRC is holding a seminar about children living in Direct Provision (DP).

This will take place on Friday June 19th from 11am-1.30pm in St John’s Pastoral Centre, Ashe St., Tralee.

The seminar entitled ‘Lost Childhoods’, will feature speakers from HIQA, a local primary school principal, and Teresa O Donovan, General Manager Kerry Primary Care & Integrated Services HSE.  A statement from a family living in DP in Tralee will be read at the seminar. For further information and to book a place please contact TIRC at 066 7127918, info@tirc.ie, www.tirc.ie.

THOUGHT: One who has been touched by grace will no longer look on those who stray as “those evil people” or “those poor people who need our help.” Nor must we search for signs of “loveworthiness.” Grace teaches us that God loves because of who God is, not because of who we are. Philip Yancey

HISTORY: 1916, The roadshow, taking place in City Hall Limerick on June 20 between 2pm-5pm, will allow those to bring original material to have it scanned, photographed and catalogued on the day and returned.

GATHER BY THE FEALE SOAPBOX DERBY RULES:  The 1st annual Soapbox Derby will take place down Abbeyfeale Hill on Saturday, July 18 from 2-6pm next during Gather by the Feale.  It will be followed by entertainment in the Festival Marquee in the Grove with No Direction, Sound as a Pound and Limerick band Hermitage Green.  Entries are now being accepted for the Derby and the following rules apply:

1 . MAX LENGTH FOR CAR IS 2.4 METERS,

2, MAX WIDTH IS 1.4 METERS,

3 .CAR HAS TO BE AT LEAST 125 MM FROM ROAD.

4 .MAX WHEEL SIZE IS 600 MM,

5 . CAR MUST HAVE BRAKES FITTED,

6. CAR MUST HAVE ROLL BAR, THIS CAN ALSO BE USED FOR PUSHING, WEAR A HELMET,

7. PLEASE FIT A TOWING EYE TO FRONT AND REAR OF YOUR CAR.

8. THE DRIVER MUST BE 18 OR OVER. WEAR A HELMET AND WILL BE FULLY INSURED.

9. TEAMS OF 3, 2 PUSHERS, 1 DRIVER

10. THE CAR MUST HAVE FULL FLOOR, AND SIDES AS HANDS AND FEET MUST BE INSIDE CAR AT ALL TIMES.

11. EACH CAR HAS TO PASS SCRUTINY NO EXCEPTIONS.

12. IF WE HAVE ENOUGH INTEREST WE WILL BE HAVING A LADIES RACE TOO.

13. IF ANYONE HAS ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CONTACT US VIA OUR FACEBOOK PAGE - GATHER BY THE FEALE.

 

HISTORY: 3-5-1919, p5 Kerryman; Wage Craz has caught on in Newtown. About 7.30 in the morning, farmers of all sizes numbering about 140 arrived at Moyvane, many labourers also assembled as there was a rumour that two creameries were to be dismantled. The employees of the creameries had settled their wages already.Fr Keane arrived on the scene as things were in danger of getting out of hand. On his advice a delegation from each side was picked to discuss their disagreements. Farmers were, W Collins JP. Jer Nolan JP, J F Scanlon, Tom Leahy, G Stack, P O Connor, C C Mulvihill, M Mulvihill. Transport Union, James Lynch, John Brandon, Tom Fitzgerald, Sec Transport Union and member of North Kerry Sinn Fein executive and Pat Scanlon. After discussions at the Co—Operative office the transport man submitter 10 points to farmers delegates. Ten Historic Points; Working hours 7am to 6pm old time. The payment for overtime and Sunday work to be agreed between employee and employer. The employment of non union labourers  to terminate agreement. All men employed before the strike to be taken back until completion of their contract. Employers not bound to take back men whose term of employment has expired. As to wages, men who were offered continuous employment till 1st Dec. 1919 to be paid£1-1s per week with diet. Men employed weekly to be paid £1- 2s 6d with diet per week. Servant men who lived in farmers houses, who were employed more than three months were free to make their own agreement. Several men over 18  who were not in receipt of the £28 for 10 months, increase for that term 22 April 1919. Casual labourers to be paid 5s per day with diet, all bound until 1st Dec. 1919. Winter pay agreement by both sides about start of Nov. Praise for all sides including Fr Keane and Tom Fitzgerald Secretary for termination of an unpleasant embargo.

Death of Sir Morgan Ross O Connell, great grandson of the Liberator in his 57th year.

Atlantic Flight prospects, American competitors having an equal start becomes brighter as time passes. Advance guard of destroyers assigned to guide and patrol duties along route. Officers who piloted F5 which travelled 1250 miles in 20 hours , it was lack of fuel that forced them to land.

GARDA: Michael Joseph Kennelly Garda

http://www.geni.com/people/MichaelKennelly/6000000019280598541

From: http://www.clifden2012.org/history/history-of-clifden.html - written by Alice Kennellly, daughter of Paud Kennelly

 "My Grandfather, Garda Michael Kennelly is featured in the 'Gardai 1930' photo, seated extreme left. He hailed from Newtownsandes (now Moyvane) Co. Kerry and lived in Aillebrack with his wife Alice McHale-Kennelly. He was killed 'on duty' in January 1934 when he and his colleague Sergeant Forde, were returning to Maam Garda Station after escorting a female patient to Ballinasloe Mental Hospital. On driving through Galway the hackney car in which they were travelling left the road and entered the River Corrib at Woodquay. Garda Kennelly was drowned along with the others in the car."

Corpus Christi Listowel

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvdYXdN6Nzw

 

 

 

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ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was held on Monday 08th  June 2015.  Details on 068 49799. 

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015.

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee  – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm.  Audition by appointment only.  Please call 066 7123055.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre. 

CHARITY: Duagh Motorcycle Charity Run on June 13th, starts at noon.

HALL: Shanagolden Hall celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, and they are holding a Showband Concert to mark the occasion on Friday 19th June.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Brandon Hotel, Mon 8th June from 5pm to 8.30pm. Tues 9th, Wed 10th and Thurs 11th June from  3pm - 5pm & 7pm - 9pm. 

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from June 18th to 21st.

VOLUNTEER: The Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers. For further information contact Bridie 068 23584/086 8556431.

NOVENA  takes place from Friday June 12th to Saturday June 20th in Mount Saint Alphonsus Redemptorist Church, Limerick.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Claude Sheehy, Dan Scanlon, P J Flavin, Hannah Barnes, Paud  Woulfe, Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O Dwyer, Liam Cronin, Charles J Haughey, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Mass on Wed. 10th at 7.30pm  for      Agnes Mulvihill. Mass on Sat. 13th at 7.30pm  for Jack Mulvihill. Mass on Sun. 14th  at 10.00am  for Joan Keane and 11.00am   mass is for     Christy Barry. Mass on Tues. 16th  in Knockanure  at 7.30pm for   Peggy, John & Betty McElligott.

CHURCH NEWS:  Exam Candle will be lit at all Masses while exams are in progress.  God’s Blessing to you all.  Medjugorje Anniversary Mass: You are invited to  Confession, Rosary, Mass and Adoration in St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday June 15th  at  6.30pm.  Confession before Mass.  All welcome.

OPEN AIR MASS: As part of Féile na mBlath at The Park Festival Tralee the 10.30am Mass  Sunday , June 14th, will be celebrated in the Town Park. Some seating will be available.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS on June 16th in Lixnaw.  Witness will be given by Kerry Rose Julette Cullotty who will relate her own private battle with cancer. 

THANKS: Irish Cancer Society would like to thanks the parishioners of Moyvane for their generosity in the recent Annual Church Gate Collection, which raised €657.  A special word of thanks to the collectors.

ICE CREAM SUNDAY. June. 14th to aid Down Syndrome.

MOYVANE Development Association: Village Clean up  Tuesday night June 9th at 7.30pm.

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP meet at the Listowel Family Resource centre. on Tuesday June 9th at 12.30pm.

PARISH SOCIAL Listowel on  June 12th  in Listowel Arms Hotel beginning with mass of the Feast of the Sacred Heart at 8.00 p.m

ST MICHAELS LISTOWEL -A special information evening for the Parent(s)/Guardian(s) of incoming 1st year students September 2015 will take place on Monday June 15th at 7.30pm in the College.

BEST WISHES to Timmy Hanrahan, Clash, who celebrated his 80th birthday recently in the Devon Inn with family and friends.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL  will be travelling to Lough Derg on the following dates: Tuesday June 30th 2015 to Thursday July 2nd 2015. Friday July 24th  2015  to Sunday July 26th 2015 Thursday 13th August 2015 to Saturday 15th August. Contact us on 068 21707

DAY TRIP TO ST.MEL'S CATHEDRAL, LONGFORD.

Roscrea Castle / Damer House & Moneygall.Sat June 27th .Dep Listowel 8am. Contact Marie 0861032436

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT group meet on June 9th  at 12.30pm at Listowel Family Resource centre.

MINISTER ;The Minister for Heritage, Heather Humphreys is visited the Mens Shed  in Abbeyfeale on Saturday , June 6  and then to see the Purt Castle project.

TRIP: day trip will take place to Kilkenny on Tuesday, July 14th. For more information contact Marie Wrenn on 087-7674832 or Joan Fitzgibbon on 087-9865005.

 YOUNG PEOPLE, FAITH AND CULTURE,

Wednesday, June 24th at 7pm Thursday, June 25th 11am - 4.45pm

Don Bosco Centre, Salesian House, Milford, Castletroy, Limerick

To mark the Bicentenary of Don Bosco’s birth (1815) the Salesians and Salesian Sisters are hosting a seminar in Limerick on ‘Young People Faith and Culture’ in our digital age.

HORSE AND PONY RACING: The official launch of the annual Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Racing in Relihan’s Inch on Sunday 21st June takes place on this Friday night in Donal and Ann’s. All welcome.

AWARE:  Depression Support Group meets: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 7pm; Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm.  Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

SWIMMING: Two weeks of swimming and water safety classes in Glin this summer starting: Sunday July 5th Monday August 3rd Register on the day at 9am at the pier. Contact Iosla 087 120 9965

HUNT MUSEUM ; Father Browne’s First World War will consist of 40 photographs taken both at the front and in the trenches in Flanders and near the Somme, and will be opened by journalist Kevin Myers on July 9-2015, running until September.

FOOTBALL: 25,000 fans are expected to travel to Dublin for the meeting between Boston College and Georgia Tech in the Aviva Stadium on 3rd September 2016.

SPACE: Space Station  is visible in evening skies until June 14th.

For the most up to date and detailed predictions for Ireland check   www.astronomy.ie/iss

DOMINICANS:  The church in Knockanure predates any Dominican arrival. However, the evidence in most of these refuge sites is that the friars lived like secular clergy and worked in the churches near to the houses of refuge. The administration appears to have turned a blind eye to secular clergy. Their particular interest was in breaking the religious orders. The main reason for this is that the religious orders were international organisations and open to continental influences contrary to the policies in Westminster. In Creggs, Milltown, Donore, Castlewellan, Sixmilebridge, Ballingaul, Longwood, Swords, Malahde, Thomastown, Killyon, Rathcabban, Boula, Mount Mary, Castlelyons & Kilcommac the friars were living and dressing as secular priests at that time - there is no reasonable explanation as to why Knockanure alone would be the only one that was different. Their poverty would have necessitated work in the area and, whilst it is possible that they never worked in the chapel at Knockanure they would certainly have worked in other chapels in the area as incumbents.

The arrival in Knockanure was probably at the invitation of the Stack family but sadly there are no documents to tell us anything about what was happening or how the friars arrived there or why Knocknure was chosen. The friars were also in possession of a house near Spa but the likelihood is that the bishop of Ardfert wanted help in more remote places of his diocese during those troubled times. The redundant friars of Tralee would have been a welcome help in the years between the Puritan era and the rebuilding of Catholic dioceses in the early 19th century. Sadly much of this story remains a series of speculations as records do not exist and living memory is long gone by now.

By Fergal a Dominican

 

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TIDY: Knockanure Tidy Towns: Once again an appeal goes out from the Tidy Towns to all householders in the Village and its environs, to do their best to make their places as attractive as possible before the judging starts on June 1st.

RAMBLING House on Thursday 04th  June 2015 at 9pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at  086 3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 08th  June 2015.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. 

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place in Listowel on Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

CHIROPODIST in the Marian Hall on Thursday June 4th at 10.30am.  For booking, please phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

SENIOR Citizens Meeting Tuesday 2nd June at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

RADIO KERRY had a lovely programme on the Parish of Moyvane Knockanure, thanks to all who contributed to the Frank Lewis show on the 30th May 2015.

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015.

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee  – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm.  Audition by appointment only.  Please call 066 7123055.

HAPPY 90th Birthday to Birdie Mai Beaton of Ahalahana who recently celebrated the event with family and friends.

DEATH has occurred of Bridie Histon (née Mulvihill) of 2 Markievicz Park, Athea. Requiem Mass on Sunday 31st May 2015 at St Bartholomew Church, for Bridie Histon followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

ANNNIVERSARIES: Hannie Fitzgerald, Eileen Healy, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Maurice O Connor, David Flynn, Owen McGillicuddy, Chris Sweeney, Eileen Goulding, Chris Moriarty, Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. Emilian Bunce, John Costelloe, John Moriarty, Fr. Tim Enright, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Br. Hermes OConnor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom Connor, Bill Barry, Fr Tommy O Hanlon,Willie Flaherty, Hannie Mulvihill, Sadie Shanahan, Howard Flannery, Eugene O Sullivan, Elizabeth Emmery, Sr. Gabrielle Galvin, Fr. William Scanlon, Mass on Tues. 2nd at 7.30pm for Eileen Keogh nee Cronin, who died in San Franciso, from Leitrim West. Mass on Wed. 3rd  at   7.00pm at 7.00pm for  Brid Brouder. Mass on Fri. 5th at 7.30pm        in Moyvane and  8.00pm in Knockanure for Eileen Goulding. Mass on

Sat. 6th at 7.30pm for John, Dan & Bridie Kearney. Mass on Sun. 7th     10.00am for Kathleen O’Dwyer and  11.00am for Hughie Fitzmaurice

Mass on Thurs. 4th at   Knockanure 7.30pm Private Intention

FIRST Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection on 6th & 7th June for ACCORD.

Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Adoration:    Moyvane Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm,  Wed.     10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

Readers: Vigil Catriona Farrelly. 11am Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh.

Knockanure 10am    Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

 

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.  All clothes, shoes, bags, towels, curtains etc. accepted (no duvets/pillows).  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

BEST WISHES all the students who are heading abroad to work for the summer months and also to all the secondary students who will be starting their Junior & Leaving Cert exams.

WEATHER broken and cold for time of year, the whitethorn is in full bloom at present. If you around you can easily find a dozen flowering plants and shrubs.

WRITERS WEEK. Had a packed schedule with something for most people. Local wood turner Donnchadha O Connor of Kilbaha, was there demonstrating his skill, creating hand turned pens; he is continuing the long tradition of craftsmen in his family.

ABBEYFEALE Town Park Dog Show on Sunday June 7 at 2.00 p.m.

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER/NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART in Listowel starting on Thursday next June 4th to Friday June 12th at the 10.30 a.m. mass each day. All are welcome! 

HALL: Shanagolden Hall celebrates its 65th Anniversary this year, and they are holding a Showband Concert to mark the occasion on Friday 19th June. The line-up will include Tommy Drennan, Trudy Lawlor, Ronan Collins, Sean O’Dowd, Lorraine and the Conquerors.

ST JOHN’S: On Wed. 3rd, from Portland Oregon The Underscore Orchestra. Friday 5th The Best of Traditional. Tuesday 9th, Have a Heart, a play written and Produced by Seamus Moran, more from 068 22566.

RUN: Fun/Adventure Run” which is being held on June 7th and organized by the Athea GAA Club, please contact Kevin O’Keeffe on 087-7636568.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE are hosting their annual summer camp starting in early July. Further details from Pat Lyons on (068) 23584.

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from June 18th to 21st.

FETE: Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will take place on Sunday 5th July.

LISTOWEL HOSPICE:  Sunflower days are 5th & 6th June this year Please contact Jenny 086-3934134 or John 085-1032343 CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE: Summer advance set dancing classes beginning 8th June at 8.30pm. everyone welcome.

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH  OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION are holding their AGM on Wednesday 3rd  June at 1pm at their Day Resource centre at Ballygologue road New volunteers are always welcome.

KERRY TRAVELLERS HEALTH AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PROJECT: are holding an Exhibition to celebrate ‘Young People and Creativity’ for Traveller Pride. The Exhibition will take place in Tralee Library from the 2nd to 5th June from 12pm each day, with a launch on Thursday 4th at 3.30pm.

For more information please contact: Éadaoin Moynihan 087-2474428.

HISTORICAL OUTING IN WEST KERRY A historical tour of Lough Adoon, Cahir and Shronebrin will be led by Mícheál Ó Coileáin on Sunday 7th June. Assemble at the church carpark in Cloghane at 2.30pm. All welcome. Organised by the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society.

ARDFERT. Preached Retreat: July 6th - 12th 'The Human Journey - a way of relating to oneself, other and God' with Fr Michael Rodgers.

OPEN AIR MASS: As part of Féile na mBlath at The Park Festival the 10.30am Mass on Sunday , June 14th, will be celebrated in the Town Park. Some seating will be available.

A HEALING SERVICE AND BLESSING OF THE SICK will be celebrated at St. Michael’s Well, Lixnaw on Sun. June 28th at 3pm. 

VOLUNTEER: The Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers.  If you are a caring person and have a few hours to spare, this is a lovely opportunity to help Alzheimers patients in the daycare setting.  For further information contact Bridie 068 23584/086 8556431.

CHILDREN: If you have ever wondered how to program a robot, help may be at hand in the form of a week long summer camp for children to be held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre in Mid July.  The camp is open to children aged 8-12 years old and will teach participants, how to programme a robot to perform various actions such as; driving challenges, mexican wave, maze challenges, clap sensing, obstacle detection, line sensing and many other fun experiments.  The cost of the camp is €50 per child including use of the robots, hand outs and a certificate upon completion.  A discount will be offered for two or more children.  The camp runs from Monday 20th July - Friday 24th July from 10 - 12 noon daily.  Contact Sinead on 086 8307698.

PILGRIMAGE: Lough Derg is a place of welcome where no one is judged and everyone is equal.  You can begin your three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August.  No need to book.  Daily boats to the Island, from 10.30am until 3.00pm, 7 days a week until 13th August.  Regular pilgrimages throughout the season country wide.  Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518 email info@loughderg.org       

THOUGHT: If you seek Him because you love Him, and not for your own agenda's sake to be successful or noticed, you will not go wrong. John Arnott.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, March 18, 1891; Page: 2

THE PARNELLITE DELEGATES IN AMERICA.

New York, Monday.

The Parnell delegates were waited on last night by the Irish Societies, here, and invited to join in the St. Patrick's Day parade reception to-morrow. They are to head the procession in an open carriage through all the principal streets. They will attend a mass meeting to be held later.

It is significant that no invitation was sent to the M'Carthy delegate to join in the proceedings, in which all prominent Irishmen will take leading parts. He still remains obscure, and is not to be seen in the street  or hotel. The Parnell delegates, on the contrary, have received many invitations to social gatherings, and their rooms are crowded with visitors all day long.

 The following despatch has been received by the Parnell delegates Montreal City—Parnell to the back bone. No use McCarthy. Signed, George  Langan. Many other telegrams of the same nature have been received.

Freemans Journal 7 March 1891 page 6

 Irish delegation  to make a speaking tour of America , leaves Queenstown for New York. The delegated nominated by Parnell and the Irish Party include J J O Kelly MP a member of the Old Guard. He joined the Irish Party in 1880 and had been prominent in the party since. As a young man he was a soldier of France, active against the Arabs in Mexico on behalf of Maximilian. Was in the Irish movement in 1867. He was one of the editors of The New York  Herald. Fought in Cuba 1873, the story of which is in three volume novel. Mr. O Kelly worked actively in 1880  and ’81 as a follower of Parnell. He wrote a series of articles on Soudan struggle in the Freemans Journal and predicted the outcome. O Kelly advised well calculated , he should be a powerful  advocate for evicted tenants.

 

Mr W R Redmond MP, not yet 30 years old is from Wexford, his father represented Wexford for many years and was a supporter of Home Rule. In 1882Mr Redmond was in prison for his part in the No Rent manifesto, spent his 21st birthday in jail with Parnell, O Brien, Dillon and others. On release he went to America, speaking with Davitt in many of the big cities there. In 1883 he went to Australia with his brother J E Redmond. While William was in Australia he was elected for Wexford In 1885 he was elected for North Fermanagh. He was on his fourth trip to America.

John O Connor MP, is popular on both sides of the Atlantic, has been jailed, done some yeoman service while in England and Scotland. He is in constant demand and prime favourite on platforms.

Mr Harrison MP. His Physique is of no ordinary fibre, his northern pluck and English training. Since he entered parliament , he is fighting the battle of the tenants.

WRITERS WEEK;

https://youtu.be/jnT6W1uYDXw

 

 

 

2015 May 27 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

ROSARY will be recited at The Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

MASS for 31st May, 2015 for the intentions of all those people who supported the Groarke Family during Jim’s illness and his death.

TIDY: Knockanure Tidy Towns: Once again an appeal goes out from the Tidy Towns to all householders in the Village and its environs, to do their best to make their places as attractive as possible before the judging starts on June 1st.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 08th  June 2015.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799.   New members especially welcome.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place in Listowel on Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

FLEADH in Glin  begins on 30th May.

RACING in Listowel on June Bank Holiday.

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015, they employ 11 staff.

DEATH Eileen Keogh, Resided in San Francisco, CA. Passed away on May 13, 2015. Eileen was born at Moyvane on May 29, 1928. Eileen was married to Patrick Joseph Keogh for over 50 years, he died in March 2012.  Mother of Kathleen and Edward Keogh. Also survived by daughter-in-law Rose Keogh and grandson Sean Patrick Keogh. Sisters Mary Cronin, Nancy Enright and Kathleen Mulligan . Eileen was preceded by her brothers, Thomas and Patrick Cronin. Eileen is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.

 Eileen was an active parishioner of St. Gabriel's Church for over 50 years. Funeral Mass on Wednesday June 3 at 11:00 am at St. Gabriel Church, 2559 40th Ave at Ulloa St. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, P J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Fiona Moore, Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O Flaherty, Sr. Camillus Buckley, John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Teresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, J B Keane, Tom Lynch, Mass on Tues. 26th at 7.30pm for Tom Flaherty. Mass on Wed. 27th  at    7.30pm for Kathleen Dore. Mass on Fri. 29th at 7.30pm for Michael & Margaret Mulvihill. Mass on Sat.30th at 7.30pm for John & Peggy Collins and the deceased members of the Collins Family. Mass on

Sun. 31st at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney. Mass on Tues. 2nd  at     7.30pm  for Eileen Keogh nee Cronin.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, John Corbett, 11am  Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

QUEEN of the May procession was held in Knockanure on May 17th. It was a lovely ceremony with walk to and from the grotto, followed by sermon and singing in the Church. Thanks to all who participated.

RADIO Mass Link: An Engineer is visiting the Parish the end of May.  Any parishioner having difficulty with their reception of Mass, please contact Fr. Lucid or Eileen Collins at 068 58221 or 087 9313912. 

GLASSLAND will be shown in Listowel on 29th May at 8.30pm and Matt Mooney is also launching his book  at 12.30 also on the 29th. Another book Teampall Ban, will be of interest to locals.

HOLY CROSS:  St Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles will take place on Sunday 31st May. A coach will leave from the Market Yard Newcastle West at 9.30 am. Contact Pat Dalton for additional information and booking on 069-62306

DAY TRIP TO BLOOM IN THE PARK. Sat May 30th. Dep Listowel Arms Hotel 6.30am. Contact Marie 0861032436.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 28th, Art Exhibition at 12pm; James Joyce and 3 Cities at 1pm; Christine Dwyer Hickey  at 3pm;  and Lucinda Sly at 8.30pm, more from 068 22566.

WRITERS WEEK 2015: Opening Night on Wednesday 27th May. Full details of programme of events on www.writersweek.ie  Usual mass for Writers Week will take place at St. Mary’s Listowel on Sunday at 11.00 a.m.

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee  – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm.  Audition by appointment only.  Please call 066 7123055.

PILGRIMAGE: Lough Derg three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm 7 days a week until 13th August. Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518 .Local bus on 30th May and 30th June, details from 0873966399.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.  All clothes, shoes, bags, towels, curtains etc. accepted (no duvets/pillows).  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

ADORATION: Wednesday Adoration Moyvane Church: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday in The Sacristy from 10am to 7pm.  People attend for One Hour on a rota basis, but if this is not possible maybe two people would share doing half an hour each. Because of the small numbers attending for some Hours, it would be appreciated if people who can’t give a commitment to attend every week, might volunteer to be on standby to cover for, when regulars are unable to attend.  Think about it.  Contact Anne O’Flaherty or Philip Kiely.

RAY OF SUNSHINE FOUNDATION.  They are looking for volunteers to travel to Mountbassa in Jan. & Feb. 2016 to build a rescue centre for abused girls aged 3 to 16 years.  Trades & non trades people are welcome to spare ten days and help these vulnerable children.  Mountbassa is a world renowned tourist resort on the east coast of Kenya.  If interested contact Tina O’Mahony on (087) 9449569 or call into the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. May 26th at 6pm.

ROAD Works on the Abbeyfeale side of Newcastle West is causing big delays and is best avoided. Very little work appears to be in progress any time I passed. With a small bit of consideration for the public, things could be greatly improved.

THOUGHT: The great paradox of faith is that we find our perfect freedom only when become slaves - slaves to God...In the ancient world, slaves judged their self-worth in relation to the importance of their masters. The greater the social status of a master, the greater the esteem of the slave. Christians are slaves of the greatest and kindest master of all. Says Alister McGrath.

MEENKILLY CENTENARY;  Meenkilly N.S. is holding its Centenary Celebration on Saturday 13th June commencing with the celebration of Mass by Bishop Brendan Leahy at 12 noon, followed by light refreshments and live entertainment. 

TULLAMORE NS SCHOOL We are trying to organise a Tullamore school reunion we would be very grateful for any past pupils that could help us out organising the event, we would welcome any information on the school, old photographs and memories anyone interested, please contact; Birdie 0863269761 Breda  0879386370.

ABDUCTION: Limerick Leader 30 July 1932 page 7.

Abduction and fight for a bride. To set the scene, Lord Norbury  in 1803 sentenced 20 to death in the Munster Assizes. 1811 was a very wet year9th Sept. 1813 ?large meteorite fell near Adare, making a great noise, on section weighed 4 stone and is now in possession of Mr Tuthill. Abbbeyfeale unrest  and the Rockite gang activities from 1819 to 1823. In the unsettled tomes women were carried off to be married by force. One was a Miss O Sullivan of Headley’s Bridge, Knocknagoshel. She was engaged to Dan O Keeffe or better known as Dan Gan Scaw, he lived at Dromtrasna Hartnett, Abbeyfeale. Before the wedding the Whiteboys carried off the bride to East Kerry mountains. O Connor was the chief raider, while they were beside the river she pushed him in a waterhole and he falling pulled in another raider, both were rescued and continued their journey to a safe house. When O Keeffe heard the news he and his friends followed the gang and besieged the house, after some shots being fired by both sides, the girl was rescued. Dan and his wife lived together for many years after.

"Fr. Cyprian Davis, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died on Sunday, May 17, 2015.

DEATH: Fr. Cyprian was professor emeritus of Church history at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. One of Fr. Cyprian's major projects, his 1990 publication The History of Black Catholics in the United States, resulted from his search for the documents and stories of African-American Catholics. In 1991, the book received the prestigious John Gilmary Shea Award from the American Catholic Historical Association.

BIRTH: Israeli woman gives birth at age 65

Chaya Sarah Schachar of Bnei Brak is the oldest woman ever to birth a child in Israel and one of the oldest in the world.

 

 

2015 May 20 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

FRIARS FROM MOYROSS MINI RETREAT Listowel

It will begin with Mass on Friday night  May 22nd  at 7.00 p.m. followed by a Guided Holy Hour 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. with Adoration up until midnight.

BUS: Local Community Bus, details from 1890 528 528.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL: Bingo will take place in the School Hall on Sunday next  24th May at 3.00pm.

 KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION – Clieveragh -. Summer Garden Sale Sunday next  May 24th  (1pm-5 pm) Lots of special offers on the day! Contact: 068-22977.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place in Listowel on Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

MUNSTER FLEADH 2016 A meeting to elect a committee for will take place at the Seanchai Centre, Monday 18th May 2015 At 8pm.  Members of the public are invited to attend.

DEATH: Nora Walsh (née Mulvihill) Leitrim East, Moyvane. Nora died on May, the 10th 2015. wife of the late Jack and mother of Mary, Maurice, Brendan, Timmy, Joe, Seán, Jerry, Michéal, Betty, Anne, and Pat, also survived by sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Requiem mass for Nora Walsh was celebrated on the 12th of May in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery.

DEATH: Darragh Lanigan (Kilpadogue, Tarbert and Raheen, Limerick died on May 10, 2015. Survived by his wife Louise (nee Higgins), his dad Micheál, mom Patricia, brothers Conor and Ciaran, sister Fiona, grandad Michael, granny Noreen, father-in-law Pat, mother-in-law Bernie, sisters-in-law Leanne, Lorraine and Ciara, brothers-in-law David and Chris, uncles, aunts, grandaunt, granduncles and  nephews. Darragh Lanigan was laid to rest following requiem Mass at St. Mary's Church, Tarbert at St. Mary's Cemetery. His mother Patricia was born at Kilbaha.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Shanahan, Danny Curtin, David Kennelly, Maureen O Connor, Con Flaherty, Sr. Loretto O Connor, John P McGrath, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Nancy Ellis, Nancy O Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott. Mass on Tues. 19th at     7.30pm is Months Mind for Mai Quinn. Mass on Wed. 20th at     7.30pm for Betty Meehan. Mass on Thurs. 21st at Knockanure    7.30pm for    Jerry Enright. Mass on 7.30pm for Christopher O’Carroll. Mass on Sun. 24th at 10.00am for Hanna & Nancy Flaherty

Mass on Tues. 26th at 7.30pm for Tom O Flaherty.

EXAMS: Mass on Fri. 22nd at 7.30pm for all who have Examinations this year

FIRST Holy Communion in Moyvane at 11am on Sat.23rd.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, Eileen Collins, 11am Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald. Collectors for June: Saturday Philip Kiely & Tommy Moloney. Sunday David Murphy & John Corbett and Knockanure              Margaret Carmody. Rosary In honour of Our Blessed Mother, The Rosary will be recited at The Grotto every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

Exam Prayer Petitions: Those doing exams are invited to fill in an exam prayer petition slip and place it in the box provided at the back of the Church.  These names will be remembered at the special Mass for the intentions of students & their families to be held in Moyvane Church on Friday 22nd May at 7.30pm.  These names will be also remembered in prayer before the Blessed Eucharist by members of the Adoration Groups in Moyvane and Knockanure on Wednesdays 9.30am to 7pm and Sundays 4pm to 5pm and in Knockanure on Tuesdays from 10am to 6pm.  Students are invited to take place in the Mass. Wednesday Adoration Moyvane Church: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday in The Sacristy from 10am to 7pm.  People attend for One Hour on a rota basis, but if this is not possible maybe two people would share doing half an hour each.

Because of the small numbers attending for some Hours, it would be appreciated if people who can’t give a commitment to attend every week, might volunteer to be on standby to cover for, when regulars are unable to attend.  Think about it.  Contact Anne O’Flaherty or Philip Kiely.

RADIO Mass Link: An Engineer is visiting the Parish the end of May.  Any parishioner having difficulty with their reception of Mass, please contact Fr. Lucid or Eileen Collins at 068 58221 or 087 9313912.  New highly sophisticated radios are now available.  Cost €100.

The Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) are currently looking for volunteers to become involved in your community Youth Club.  The KDYS will provide full training and support.  For more information, please contact Gareth Harteveld, KDYS Community Youth Work Team, on 087 0576213.

 AGM: The Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration  Committee are holding their AGM on Saturday 23rd May at the Church of the Resurrection   Mass will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne at 2.00p.m., refreshments served afterwards.   All adorers from each parish are welcome, there will be a consultation meeting after the refreshments from all parish committee members.  Your input will be more than welcome and appreciated 

BEST WISHES to Tom Dunne who recently retired from Kerry County Council after 33 years of service and also wishing happy retirement to Dan Hartnett who has just retired from Kerry Ingredients also after 33 years.

GLASSLAND will be shown in Listowel on 29th May at 8.30pm and Matt Mooney is also launching his book  at 12.30 also on the 29th. Another book Teampall Ban, will be of interest to locals.

DIET: Connecting ADHA & Diet: Nutritional Therapist & Chef Sid Sheehan will be hosting an informative talk on the effects of nutrition on childhood behavioural issues in the Family Resource Centre on Wed. 20th May from 7pm to 8.30pm.  The talk is aimed for the parents/guardians of children affected by such issues, to highlight how diet can influence behaviour and learning ability.  For booking, please contact Angela 087 3748818.  Cost of Talk €5.

GAMES: Community Games Athletics: Monday 18th May, 5:30pm registration.  Venue GAA Field Moyvane., U6 – U16.  Children living in Moyvane Knockanure Parish are all welcome to come along and participate in a variety of community games athletics.

FLEADH in Glin  begins on 30th May.

RACING in Listowel on June Bank Holiday.

ST JOHN’S: Fri. 22nd Trio Elatha, with Brendan Walsh, Lynda O Connor and Ailbhe McDonagh; Thursday 28th, Art Exhibition at 12pm; James Joyce and 3 Cities at 1pm; Christine Dwyer Hickey  at 3pm;  and Lucinda Sly at 8.30pm, more from 068 22566.

KILLARNEY: Summer concerts continue in St. Mary's with the church hosting on Monday May 18th: The Schola Cantorum Middle Tennessee State University with its repertoire of choral works from the Renaissance to the present.

FRIARS FROM MOYROSS MINI RETREAT Listowel

It will begin with Mass on Friday night  (May 22nd ) at 7.00 p.m. followed by a Guided Holy Hour 8.00 p.m. – 9.00 p.m. with Adoration up until midnight. Then on Saturday morning (May 23rd ) they will lead the 10.30 a.m. Mass followed by a Guided Meditation. We will adjust accordingly should there be a funeral. Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue throughout the day. Following the 7.00 p.m. Vigil Mass on Saturday night there will be a Healing Service and Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament will continue in the Church until Sunday morning. We will be inviting people from throughout the Parish to commit themselves to spending an hour in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament throughout Saturday night / Sunday morning. Thanks.

WE ARE LIVE ON THE WEB: masses and liturgical services on www.mcnmedia.ie

TO MARK THE YEAR FOR CONSECRATED LIFE, Bishop Ray has invited all the religious of the diocese to the 6.15pm Vigil Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Saturday May 23rd. Everyone is invited to join in this celebration where we will mark this year in prayer together. There will be light refreshments afterwards in St. Brendan’s College.

DIOCESAN PASTORAL MINISTRY IN LISTOWEL Course. Already about 12 parishioners have done the course in Killarney or Ardfert. Now we are hoping that a further 12 will be able to do the course as it takes place here in Listowel. The Diocesan Course in Pastoral Ministry will take place on Wednesday nights, with 10 nights in Autumn after the Races, and 10 nights in Spring 2016. Closing date for applications is Friday May 29th.  Further information from the Parish Office, Listowel

TULLAMORE NS SCHOOL We are trying to organise a Tullamore school reunion we would be very grateful for any past pupils that could help us out organising the event, we would welcome any information on the school, old photographs and memories anyone interested, please contact

Birdie 0863269761 Breda  0879386370 Elizabeth  0868417688.

Limerick Fleadh in Glin May 27 2015 - Jun 01 2015.

GAA HISTORY: Kerryman 28 June 1958 page 10.

Juveniles; Knockanure footballers qualified for the next round,  when they beat Kilbaha 1-6 to 2-2 in the Parish League. Kilbaha 1-1 to 0-2  at half time. Knockanure best served by J. Lynch, D. O Sullivan, S. Barry (Capt.) T. McCarthy and M. McMahon. Best for Kilbaha, Dalton, Cunningham and Sheehan.

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, August 08, 1986; Page: 6

KNOCKANURE footballers had a good win in the North Kerry League last weekend. This now puts them safely into the semi-finals of the League. This weekend they play Churchill away in the County League. Training will now be stepped up each Tuesday and Thursday nights.

The next County Board Draw is on August 11 1986. So, all money: for this draw should be with the Secretary, Mairead Flavin this weekend. PATTERN DAY — The second annual Pattern day since its revival will be held In Knockanure on Friday, August. 15.1986. This meeting, regarded as one of the oldest in Munster.

 Kerryman 4-9-1987 page 13

Knockanure won Div. 3 title last Saturday , they beat St Senans 3-3 to 0-9 in a game played in Duagh, which was said to be very entertaining and if Knockanure keep going they will be favourites for the Junior Championship. St Senans led by five points mid-way in the first half, then Eamon Sweeney got a goal for Knockanure before the break, bringing new life into the game. In the second half the sides were level and time running out when Jim Keane won the match with his goal to the delight of the Knockanure supporters.

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, April 30, 1999; Page: 68

FOOTBALL; Knockanure play Gale Rangers in the North, Kerry League on Friday evening next at 7.30pm in Knockanure.

Kerryman 27 Dec. 2001 p27; Niall Fitzgerald of the Lanterns presented Paudie Keane with the Referee of the championship award at the N K Football awards night.

Kerryman 6-2 -2009 p18;

Novice Shield Football Championship on May 9th 2009 Knockanure play Gale Rangers at 7pm.

 

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DEATH: Stacia Nelligan (née Hanrahan) of Kilbaha, Moyvane, died  on the 9th of May, 2015. Pre-deceased by her husband Séan, son Séan, and twin brother Jerry. Survived  by her children Bríd, Miriam, and Gearóid, son-in-law Séamus Ahern, grandchildren Clodagh, Anna, Mark, Sé, and Alex, sister-in-law Mary O'Connor, brothers-in-law Timmy and Tom Nelligan.

 Requiem Mass for Statia on 11th of May at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery. Sean Neligan died on August 18th 2012.

 

FIRST HOLY Communion was celebrated in Knockanure on Saturday last 9th May 2015, a large crowd attended, it was a great day for the children, parents and grandparents cousins and friends. Thanks to Fr Lucid, the teachers, the choir and Margaret and the other helpers who have put in a great amount of time and effort in preparations for this special day. The church was decorated for the occasion.

 

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  The monthly car boot sale in aid of WL102fm will take place at the Community Centre, Newcastlewest on Sunday next May 17.  Gates open at 7.30am.  The station will shortly be celebrating 10 years on air and the car boot sale is an integral part of the fundraising effort to help it stay on air.

 

COMMEMORATION on Saturday last at Templeglantine of Timothy O Neill Lane who  was born at Gurteen, Templeglantine 1852, and he was buried in Brosna, Co. Kerry in May 1915 in an ancestral Leane grave. His ancestors on the Lane side came from Knockcoolkeare, Mountcollins and as it seems, previously from Brosna. Mary O’Neill from Ahane Cross, Brosna was his mother. He lived for a time at Kilmorna.

 

 

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Minister Deenihan launches new J1 guide

Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD has launched a new guide for J1 visa applicants.

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ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre

 was on Monday 11th May 2015, please ring office for details on 068 49799.

DRAMA: Animation Drama Group presents: The Wizard of Oz at Knockanure Community Centre on May 12th at 7.00 pm and May 13th also at 7.00 pm.

MAY:   Annual Queen of the May Procession takes place this year on Sunday 17th May at 3.00 p.m. Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

ZUMBA Classes every Tuesday from 10am in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome.  For more information please call 068/49799.

INFORMATION Officer at Knockanure Commmunity Centre every Monday from 1pm to 3.30 pm (except the second Monday of the month).  Medical card forms, farm assist, social welfare queries.  Free and confidential service.

TRANSFUSION SERVICE: are taking blood in Listowel Arms Hotel on May 11th & Tuesday 12th - 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events.

DEATH: Liza Mulvihill of Main Street, Glin and Formerly of Glenalappa East, Moyvane, died on the 3rd of May 2015 in her 100th year. Survived by her nephews and nieces, grandnephews and nieces, great-grandnephews and nieces, great great-grandnephews, relatives, neighbours, carers, and friends.

Requiem Mass for Liza was celebrated on Thursday, the 7th of May in Glin Church, followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

Liza was daughter of Paddy Mulvihill and Mary Ann Kiely of Moyvane and last surviving member of her family. She was predeceased by siblings, Jerry (d 9 Aug. 2013), Mick, William, Paddy, Martin, Mary, Lena and Hannie.

DEATH: Agnes Mulvihill (née McDonagh) of Charles Street, Listowel and Moyvane.Predeceased by her husband Michael, survived by  daughters Anne, Mary, and Una, sisters, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Agnes Mulvihill was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on the 9th of May followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery.

DEATH: Heidi Deegan of Rusheen, Ballylongford. Heidi died on the 6th of May. Survived by her father  Patrick, mother Angela, brother Jason, sisters Katie and Sabrina, her boyfriend Pat, her grandmother and grandfather, her uncles and aunts.

Requiem mass for Heidi Deegan was celebrated in St. Michael's Church, Ballylongford. Burial afterwards in Aughavallin Cemetery on 11th May 2015. Heidi Deegan’s mother Angela is from Keylod, Moyvane.

DEATH: John Neenan of Laccamore, Abbeydorney and  of Crotta, Kilflynn. Died on 6th May 2015 in his 103rd year. Survived by his wife Margaret, son Ger, daughters Maire Moran and Patricia, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchild, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces.

Requiem Mass for John was celebrated  at St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney  on Saturday and burial afterwards in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Kilflynn.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Higgins, John Flavin, Mary Dunfort, Mary Hudson, Gortaglanna, William Flaherty, Lar Buckley, David Dillon, David Foley, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O Grady, John Guiney, Martha O Sullivan, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Eamonn Cotter, Dick O Connor, Jer Scannell, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, John Flaherty. Mass on Tues.      12th at  7.30pm for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty. Mass on Wed. 13th  at         7.30pm for  Con J. & Catherine Mulvihill & their son Con. Mass on

Thurs.  14th at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Galvin Family. Mass on Fri.  15th  at  7.30pm  for Michael Dore. Mass on Sat.         16th at 7.30pm at Maura O’Connor. Mass on Sun. 17th  at     10.00am   for Timothy, Hanna & John Flaherty, Gortdromagouna

 and the deceased members of the Flaherty Family and the                                      11.00am  Mass is for Michael Flaherty. Mass on Tues. 19th at          7.30pm,  Months Mind for Mai Quinn.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, Michelle Corridan,11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure   10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan

ROSARY: In honour of Our Blessed Mother, The Rosary will be recited at The Grotto every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

BEALTAINE FESTIVAL 2015 AT LISTOWEL LIBRARY   is offering the following classes to celebrate creativity with Máire Holmes Writer in Residence, Kerry County Council on Tuesday  12th of May at 3.00-4.30-pm . Watercolour Art Classes with Roisin McGuigan on Thursday 21st and 28th May at 11.30-1.00 pm. Booking and further info:  Library on 068-23044.

THE LARTIGUE MONORAIL AND MUSEUM will be open for visitors between 1 pm and 4.30 pm every day from now until September 12th

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL is holding a Bingo Fundraising event to develop the field and a running track.   Bingo will take place in the School Hall on Sunday 24th May at 3.00pm.

LATIN MASS, TRALEE will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 17th May, at 1.30pm.

THE RAY OF SUNSHINE FOUNDATION: is looking for volunteers to travel to Mombasa, Kenya in January 2016 for 12 days. We are building a Rescue Centre for abused girls who are used in the sex trafficking industry.  We are looking for trades people and also labourers.  For more information, contact Olive on 087/6994599.

WALK in Glin: Green Ribbon Walk: for mental health will take place on Sunday 17th May.  The walk will take place at the Knights Walk at 1.00 p.m., meeting at the Church Car Park at 12.45 p.m.  This is a free event and all are welcome.  Refreshments afterwards at the Heritage Centre.

 MEDJUGORJE Sept 23rd to 30th. Flights ex Cork. Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, Group Leader: Maura Harksen. Further information, 066 7185940.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place on its Feast day - Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass. This year the Procession will begin in The Square and will proceed right up through William Street and into St. Brendan’s Terrace, O’Connell’s Ave and into Feale Drive where it will conclude with Benediction

ST JOHN’S: Play,  Sat 16th My English Tongue, My Irish Heart, written by Martin Lynch, details from 068 22566.

GAA HISTORY: Kerry Champion Aug. 12 -1944 ; North Kerry Football League.  Final of Junior Div. and Semi-Final of the minor competition decided in Ballydonoghue on Sunday last. Small attendance gate was £7. Cooleens 1-4  defeated Knockanure 0-6 in the final of the North Kerry Junior League. An Gleann Listowel 3-3 beat Ballylongford 2-2 in the semi-final of the minor div. Both games poor. In the minor game Ballylongford led at the interval 2-2 to 0-2. Carroll, Sheahan, O’Connell and Curtin scored for An Gleann. Ballylongford scorers were Weir, Brennan and McGrath. J Boyle was Ref.

Junior game Cooleens led at half time 0-3 to 0-1. Cooleen scorers were Houlihan, Leahy, Costelloe and Jones. Knockanure scorers Leahy and Ahern. Ref. was J Fitzgibbons.

Kerryman 12 July 1985 page  16

Two year saga involving three Duagh senior football players who have been looking for a transfer to Knockanure club has been resolved. The three, John Lane, James Keane and Tom Sullivan, all played senior football for Duagh, three seasons ago. All three played for Knockanure from Juvenile up to Minor Level. Chairman Frank King said transfers were legal. No player should be kept out of competitive football for such a long spell.

 

 

 

 

 

2015 May 6 Knockanure

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FIRST COMMUNION: Best wishes to all the children who will receive their First Communion in Knockanure Church on May 9th. Many parents and teachers have put in a lot of work in preparing for the day. A great day also for grandparents and friends of the first communion class.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre

 takes place on Monday 11th May 2015.Music by Stevie Donegan.

If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

 RAMBLING House on Thursday 07th May 2015 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance .Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at  0863090948.

DRAMA: Animation Drama Group presents: The Wizard of Oz at Knockanure Community Centre on May 12th at 7.00 pm and May 13th also at 7.00 pm

ZUMBA classes every Tuesday from 10 am in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone welcome. For more information please call 068/49799.

ROSARY: In honour of Our Blessed Mother, The Rosary will be recited at The Grotto every Tuesday Evening - after Mass - during the Month of May.

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 9th at 4.15am. This is the first year the event is been held in Listowel.

INFO ON THE MARRIAGE REFERENDUM, presentation followed by Q &A, hosted by Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry. Wednesday, May 6th, St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, 7:30pm.

DEATH of Sheila V O'Riordan (née Vaughan) of Briar Rose House, Appletown, Feohanagh, Limerick

Late of Upper Dirreen, Athea. Died on 29th April 2015. Predeceased by her parents Mary & Seamus and her dear sisters-in-law Ita and Nora. Survived by her husband David, sons Killian and Christopher, father-in-law Moss, sisters Margaret (Dalton), Carmel (Reidy), Helen (Ryan), Catherine (Enright), Joan Marie (Hassett-Hartnett), Breda (Foley) and Auine (Reidy), brothers Joe Joe, Myles, Richard, James and Thomas, - David’s sisters Mary (Daly), Kay (Davy) and Carmel (Wilson), and his brother Pat, uncles, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated  Saturday, 2nd May for Sheila V O'Riordan, in St. Mary’s Church, Feohanagh, Burial after in Aughlish Cemetery, Feohanagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Allan, Sr. Conception O Connor, Pat Danaher, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes,  Michael A O Sullivan, John Houlihan, James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, John Carmody, Tom Scannell, Kay OBrien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Patsy Broderick, Noreen McCarthy, Michael Relihan, Sr. Patricia Langan, Michael Dowling, Mass on Tues.  5th at 7.30pm for                  Tom Flaherty. Mass on Fri. 8th at 7.30pm for Jimmy Kennelly. Mass on Sun. 10th at 10.00am  for Mary Rose Kennelly and the Mass at                                 11.00am is for David Foley & the deceased members of the Foley Family.

CHURCH NEWS: Moyvane Liturgy Meeting on Wednesday 6th May at 8 o’clock in the Presbytery, New members are most welcome.

Knockanure Corpus Christi Church:  Annual Queen of the May Procession takes place this year on Sunday 17th May at 3.00 p.m.

Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking. Readers: Vigil Catriona Farrelly & Elaine Hudson, 11am       Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh; Knockanure 10am  Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

I.C.A Meeting Tuesday 5th May at 8pm.  New members welcome.

1916 information night will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 5th May at 7.30pm, organised by Kerry Co. Co.

WRITERS’ Week Programme is now available at the Library.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 6th ,The Best of Traditional. Thursday 7th, The April Verch Band. From 8th to 10th A Doll’s House presented by St John’s Youth Centre Theatre, more details from 068 22566

BOOK: Mary  O’Grady from Ballyduff in north Kerry has written a book called "Life & Loss, a mothers journey in search of her son's soul", about the untimely death of her son, Shane. He died as a result of a motorbike accident while on his way to work one Monday morning, the 28th July 2008. Marys book is an exploration of grief from the physical, emotional and social sides.

THOUGHT: “The author who benefits you most is not the one who tells you something you did not know before, but the one who gives expression to the truth that has been dumbly struggling in you for utterance”. Oswald Chambers

REMEMBERING ZOE MAY 15-17:  The Parish of Abbeyfeale have organized a weekend of events May 15th – 17th to commemorate and celebrate a little girl loved and missed by so many.  The weekend will start with a Variety Show in the Glorach on Friday, May 15 at 8pm featuring Irish music, song and dance and of course the music of One Direction’s Zoë’s favourite group. There will be a special performance from Zoë's friends who attended Scoil Mhathair De with her and loads of surprises on the night.  

Saturday, May 16 will see Abbeyfeale’s first organized cycling event, fittingly called a Challenge in honour of Zoë’s competitive nature.  There will be two cycles - a 105km Abbeyfeale & District Cycle of the 8 parishes at leaving Fr. Casey’s at  10am followed by a 35km Circuit of Abbeyfeale ( Controlled Cycle ) at 1pm.  Registration for both of these will open in Fr. Casey's GAA Clubhouse Abbeyfeale on Friday, May 15 from 7-9pm and again on Saturday from 8 - 9.30am and from 11 - 12.30pm. The official starter for the cycle will be 87 year old local poet Jackie Harnett who continues to cycle the roads around Abbeyfeale as he has done since boyhood.  A Benefit Dance with The Micheal Collins Band and dancing from 9pm will bring the day to a lively end. Sunday is Family Fun Day at Fr. Casey’s GAA grounds from 2-6pm and will involve all the activities that shaped Zoë into the fun, talented, sporty and determined little girl that made her family so proud. The day will consist of sporting blitzes, kiddie’s disco, Bouncy Castles, dog show, face painting and loads more – a day for all the family

KNIGHT of Glin, Desmond Fitzgerald, died in September, 2011 and the title died with him as he had no male children. The castle and estate is being sold according to news reports. The Knights of Glin were a branch of the Desmond Geraldines. Their original base in the West Limerick area was Shanid Castle near Shanagolden. Later  a castle was built in Glin, on the banks of the Corbry River. The castle was attacked in 1600 and  the then Knight of Glin moved to lands west of the village of Glin. A House was built  in the 1700s, burnt down in 1740 and was then rebuilt. The lower, two-storey “wing” of the castle, is the oldest part . More was built in 1780 and the castellation added in the 1820s.

HOUSE of COMMONS:

THE CONVICT SYSTEM—TRANSPORTATION.

HC Deb 08 March 1849 vol 103 cc384-424

Some of Mr H A  Herberts speech below.

 

It appeared, from the report of the Inspector General of Prisons in Ireland, that in 1847 there were 12,883 persons crowded into gaols designed to contain no more than 5,655. He regretted to say that of late years there had been, in that country, an increase of crime as well as of distress. In 1845, the number of convictions in Ireland was 7,105; of committals, 16,696. In 1846, convictions, 8,693; commitments, 18,492. In 1847, convictions, 15,233; committals, 31,209. So that between 1845 and 1847, the commitments and convictions had nearly doubled. But there was still a more awful part of the subject. The deaths in gaols were truly frightful. In 1835, they were only 81; in 1836, they were 132; but in 1847, they reached the alarming amount of 1,315

 

After some statements Mr Herbert continues

He would also mention the case of Kerry gaol, built to accommodate 86 persons, but which now contained no less than 582 prisoners, being six times the number it was designed to hold. Amongst that number were 15 male and 16 female lunatics.

SIR G. GREY said

Previously to 1846 the average annual number of persons sentenced in Ireland to transportation was about 600. But in 1847 and 1848 the number was nearly bordering upon 2,000.

The number of prisoners sentenced to transportation in Ireland at the last quarter-sessions, amounted to 596, being equal to the whole annual average for several years prior to 1846.

SIR J. PAKINGTON

He stated that he saw by the papers laid before Parliament, that the convicts on arriving at the colonies were readily engaged, some as shepherds and some as general servants, some at wages to the amount of 5s. 6d. a day, and also 1l. 16s. a week, and that the general servants received from 15l. to 25l. a year. The same papers also reported favourably of the conduct of those thus engaged, which, except in some few instances, had been remarkably good.

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SILVER: Moyvane/ Knockanure U13 Girls recently won  silver medals in County Indoor Soccer held in Duagh.Team, Aobha Quinn, Dion Pierce, Katie Keane, Tara Enright, Ava Fitzgerald, Megan and Kiera Large.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT is taking place in Listowel on May 9th at 4.15am. This is the first year the event is been held in Listowel.

INFO ON THE MARRIAGE REFERENDUM, presentation followed by Q &A, hosted by Mothers and Fathers Matter Kerry. Wednesday, May 6th, St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, 7:30pm.

PUB QUIZ: Scoil Chorp Chriost Parents Association, Knockanure, Pub Quiz at Flynn’s Bar, Knockanure, held on Saturday 25th April, 2015 at 9.15pm. 

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Finucane, brother of Fr. Gerard Finucane. Burial in Mt. St. Lawrence Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Mary O’Shea (nee Fitzmaurice) Corbally Kilcolman on Monday April 13th 2015.  She was the wife of the late Peter (Aughinish Island) who died over forty years ago, Survived her her sons, daughters, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, nephews and  nieces. She was in her 88th year and a native of Gortdromasillihy   Moyvane. She married Peter O’Shea, and they lived in Grouse Lodge for a while before moving to Aughinish Island. She worked in the canteen in Aughinish Alumina for awhile.  Requiem Mass For Mary O Shea was concelebrated in  Saint Colman’s Church, Kilcolman by Fr Tim Curtin, Fr Jim Noonan, and Canon Tony O’Keeffe,   Mary was laid to rest in Ardagh Cemetery on Friday April 17th.

DEATH has occurred of Kathleen O'Sullivan (née O'Connor) aged 89 years of Derry Farm, Listowel And Forthwilliam, Abbeydorney.  Kathleen died on the 20th of April, 2015, she was predeceased by her husband Michael and survived by  son Michael and daughters Mary, Eileen, Margaret, and Bernadette, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, her 10 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews, Requiem Mass in Listowel Church For Kathleen O Sullivan on Thursday, the 23rd of April, followed by burial in John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel. Priests attending the Mass included, Canon O Connor, Fr Kerin, Fr Sheehy, Fr Brick, Fr Crean Lynch, Fr Lawler, Fr Kennelly and Fr Hagerty.

Listowel has close links to St Pio in Italy which was fostered by the friendship between Kathleen O'Sullivan and Fr Ermelindo Di Capua who was the last capuchin who lived with Saint Pio. Fr Ermelindo has visited St Mary's Listowel  several times, thanks to Mrs O Sullivan.

DEATH took place on April 22nd. 2015 of Peggie O'Connor (née McEvoy), Shannon View, Ballinagoul, Glin. Wife of the late John, survived  by her sister Kitty Culhane, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday at the Church of the Immaculate Conception Glin, for Peggie O Connor. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery. Peggie was sister of the late Denis McEvoy of Aughrim.

DEATH occurred of Tom Heffernan, Kilcara Nursing Home, Duagh & late of Keylod, Moyvane. Requiem mass for Tom Heffernan was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 24th April 2014 followed by cremation in Cork. He was son of Patrick Heffernan and Nell Keane, his siblings include, Mary Ann, Joe, Billy and Mike.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kit Mahoney, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Michael OConnor, Paul McEvoy, Sr. Margaret Mary Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Margaret O Donnell, Madge Fitzmaurice, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O Connell, John Joe O Connor, Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Tim Stack, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, Con Synan, Jeremiah C O Carroll, Mass on Tues. 28th      7.30pm for Deceased members of the Halpin & O’Connell Families. Mass on Wed. 29th at 7.30pm for Gerard McEnery. Mass on Thurs.    30th Knockanure at 7.30pm for David Dillon. Mass on Fri. 1st May      7.30pm for Denis O’Connor. Mass on Sat. 2nd at 7.30pm for Bridie, Dan, Danny & Veronica Keane. Mass on Sun. 3rd at 10.00am  for      Padraig McMahon and 11.00am Mass is for John Carmody.     

CHURCH NEWS: Readers, Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins,11am    Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy. Diocesan Collection for the Education of Clergy on 2nd & 3rd May. Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Tuesday 28th at 8pm in the Presbytery. Friday is the First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Diocesan Collection for the Education of Clergy on 2nd & 3rd May.

BEST Wishes to Fr Desmond O Connor who is home on holidays, his mother is Mulvihill from Moyvane.

RAMBLING House at Seanchai on 30th April at 9.15pm.

MILITARY Tattoo in Listowel from May 1st to 3rd.

Anyone wishing to include names of deceased family members who died in W.W.1 and W.W.11 and other wars to be mentioned at a special mass on Sunday 3rd May submit names to Parish Office, Listowel.

1916 information night will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on 5th May at 7.30pm, organised by Kerry Co. Co.

IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Transition Kerry and Kerry One World Centre invite you to a screening of Trócaire’s film “Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change”. Wednesday April 29th in the Kerry County Museum, Ashe Street at 7.30pm. Admission Free.

FLEADH by the Feale celebrating the 21st anniversary, from April 30th until Monday 4th of May 2015.

DELL computers in Raheen has announced 100 new jobs for Limerick.

Dell employs over 1,000 people in Limerick in R and D and related positions. 125 workers were  added to  expansion into cloud-computing  in 2011.

VOLUNTEERS: Every summer hundreds of  Irish students join a range of volunteer sending agencies to work on projects in the global south. Often seen as an alternative to the J1 summer, volunteers are enticed with the promise of a life-changing experience – whether that’s teaching English in Bolivia or building schools in Uganda.

DOGS: The Annual Abbeyfeale Town Park Dog Show on Sunday May 10.

LATIN MASS, TRALEE: (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 3rd May, and 17th May, at 1.30pm.

INTERNET: Names are currently being taken for the Internet Beginners Computers Classes.  For booking, please contact 068 23584.

ST JOHNS: Tue 28th, The Way He Looks – Film Club. From Director Daniel Ribeiro, this award winning Brazilian film was released in 2014.  A blind teenager’s life and world is changed forever with the arrival of Gabriel. Thursday 30th, The Chronicles of Oggle. A play by Peter Gowen (Charlie, Love/Hate, The Butcher Boy).  Presented by Asylum Productions, Cork.  A hilarious and heart breaking story of  small towns and even smaller minds.

MIGRANTS: http://www.thetablet.co.uk/features/2/5330/-men-and-women-like-us-

One in 10 migrants who embarks on the sea crossing from Libya to Italy dies in the attempt. After the latest tragedy in the Mediterranean in which almost 1,000 people drowned, Italy is demanding more support from its European partners.

GALLIPOLI: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-32432725

The Gallipoli campaign 1915-16;   350,000 British troops, 35,000 died;   79,000 French troops, 10,000 died;    74,000 Anzac troops, 10,000 died;    400,000 Turkish troops, 86,000 died; Source: Prof Carl Bridge, King’s College London.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, February 25, 1899; Page: 4

MEETING OF LABOURERS AT NEWTOWNSANDES.

In response to a circular posted extensively through the district a public meeting was held in Newtownsandes on Sunday last by the labourers and artisans of Leitrim, Newtownsandes, and Knockanure districts of Listowel Union, to consider their positions in the coming elections.

Mr. Thomas Mulvihill (Mason) proposed and was seconded by Mr. John Nolan (Carpenter), that Mr. Thos Hanrahan take the chair.

The Chairman dwelt at considerable length (being applauded at intervals) on the great boon conferred on them by the Local Government Act, and asked those present to select good men to represent their interests in the District and County Council’s.

After a general discussion the following resolutions were adopted.

Proposed by John Collins and seconded by Michael Kennelly—" That we, the labourers of Newtownsandes, Leitrim and Knockanure districts, request the voters (farmers and others) to support one labour candidate for each electoral division of the Listowel Union. As the labourers stood by the farmers during the agitation they are now entitled to recognition for such services."

Proposed by Mr John Dore, and seconded Mr. Michael Donovan" That Mr. Michael J. Nolan be selected a candidate to represent us in the County Council, the selection of District Councillors for above divisions be deferred until next Sunday."

Mr Nolan then came forward and thanked the meeting. Speaking at some length, he said it was unnecessary for him to explain his opinions or politics to those who knew him from his childhood. He promised, if elected, to support the labourers and artisans to the best of his ability.

There being no other candidate proposed, Mr. Michael J. Nolan was selected amidst cheers, after which the following resolution proposed by Mr. Thos. Mulvihill, and seconded by Mr. Mathew Behane" That, we, the labourers of this district, ask our brother labourers all over the Tarbert County Council District to vote for Mr. M. J. Nolan, for County Councillor. He being a kind friend, a supporter and large employer of the labourers, and those living under him speak highly of his treatment of them."

 

 

 

 

 


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PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday 23rd April  at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. Devotions in Lixnaw on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called "Voices for Hospice" in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Seán Slemon, World Irish Dancing Champion 2015 In Montreal, his sister Leah also competed in the competition.

GREAT excitement in the locality with the news that Gerard Barrett  has again made headlines with his latest film Glassland.

CEILI at Clounmacon Community Centre Friday 24th April at  9.30 p.m.  Music by Bhrain Uí Ceílí band.

DAFFODIL DAY 2015 was a great success. Communities in Moyvane, Ballyduff, Causeway, Ballybunion and Listowel raised €22,900.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan's College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015.

KNOCK: The first official Pilgrimage to the newly refurbished Basilica will take place on Sunday the 26th of April, 2015..

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Dreams Weekend with Fr Eugene McCaffrey OCarm. Friday 1st May 7pm to Sunday 3rd May 2pm,  Booking: 066-7134276.

ANNIVERSARIES: Madge Heany, Dan Keane, Mary Murphy, Jimmy Crowley, Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Mai Liston, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Sr. Vivian Nolan.

Mass on Tues. 21st at 8.00pm at Knockanure for Sister Elena Goulding. Mass on Wed. 22nd at 7.30pm Jim Cunningham & the deceased members of the Cunningham Family. Mass on Fri. 24th     Knockanure at 7.30pm for Laurence & Ellen Collins. Mass on Sat.    25th at 7.30pm for Nora Brosnan & the deceased members of the

Joy Family.

DEATH: Mary (Mai) Quinn (née Hanrahan) of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, died on 12th April 2015 in her 99th year in Listowel Hospital.  Wife of the late Dan and mother of the late Nora. Survived by sons Mattie and John Joe, daughters Eileen and Bridget, son-in-law and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Requiem mass for Mai Quinn was celebrated in Moyvane Church the 15th of April, followed by burial in Murhur Cemetery.

Sister Elena Goulding, OSF, 81, died in Assisi House in Aston, Pennsylvania, on April 7. Cause of death was cardiopulmonary collapse. Sr. Elena Goulding had been a professed member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 63 years. Sister Elena (Bridget Philomena Goulding) was born in Knockanure, County Kerry, Ireland. She earned a B.A. in English from Neumann University in Aston, Pennsylvania, and an M.A. in Education from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. She ministered primarily in education, prison ministry, and eldercare. In the Archdiocese of Baltimore, she taught at Immaculate Conception School, Towson; St. Stephen School, Bradshaw; Fr. Charles Hall Middle School, and St. Frances Academy and served as a prison chaplain at the Women's Detention Center. Sr. Elena also ministered in Delaware; Washington, DC; South Carolina; and Ireland. All services will be held in Assisi House, 600 Red Hill Road, Aston, Pennsylvania, 19014 on Tuesday, April 14. A Christian Wake Service was held at 9:30 A.M. followed by viewing. Mass of Christian Burial at 11 A.M. Followed by burial in Our Lady of Angels Cemetery in Aston. Sister Elena is survived by two sisters: Mary Clancy and Patricia Danaher; two brothers: Christy Goulding and Michael Goulding; her nieces and nephews, and by her Franciscan family. Donations in her name can be made to the Sisters of St. Francis Foundation, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston, PA 19014.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill and 11am Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

REDEMPTORIST Rector Fr Adrian Egan has stepped down after seven years, he has just completed his two terms in office. Fr Enright the new rector has many relations in our parish.

MILITARY Tattoo in Listowel from May 1st to 3rd.

Anyone wishing to include names of deceased family members who died in W.W.1 and W.W.11 and other wars to be mentioned at a special mass on Sunday 3rd May submit names to Parish Office, Listowel.

STAGE: St. John of God’s Kerry Services stage ‘I have a Dream’ in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday  21st April and Wednesday 22nd April.  A show of song, music and acting. More from  Phone 066 7123055.

IRELAND AND CLIMATE CHANGE: Transition Kerry and Kerry One World Centre invite you to a screening of Trócaire’s film “Drop in the Ocean? Ireland and Climate Change”. Wednesday April 29th in the Kerry County Museum, Ashe Street at 7.30pm. Admission Free.

LOUGH DERG one day retreats for May 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 12, 16, 17, 19, 23, 24 & 25th. Contact 0719861518.

BOWEL CANCER AND STOMACH CARE AWARENESS: on Monday 20th April 2015 from 7pm to 9.30pm at The Carlton Hotel Tralee, Kerry General Hospital will be hosting a free public information beginning at 7pm sharp. All are welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 22nd The Assassination of Brian Boru, presented by New Theatre, Dublin. Exhibition by adult education class in the Community College Listowel, runs from 24th to 30th April. Art exhibition by Catherine Shanahan ends on the 24th.

STARS:  25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope is on 24th April 2015.

PIETA House Darkness into Light 5k   Walk/Run will take place in Newcastlewest on 9th May start 4.15am. 

COMMEMORATION FOR TIMOTHY O’NEILL LANE: The Commemoration will take place on Saturday, May 9th with the Blessing of the ancestral grave in Brosna,  at 3.00pm.  Unveiling of a display table will take place in Templeglantine , followed by reception in Halla Inse Bháin afterwards.

FREE: Meditation for Wellbeing  Free of charge. Starts Monday  20th April 2015  from 7.30pm  to 8.30pm for 6 weeks in An Cliabhan at  the back of Glorach Theatre, Abbeyfeale.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Sept 23rd to 30th. Flights ex Cork. Spiritual Director: Fr. Francis Nolan, Group Leader: Maura Harksen. Further information from 066 7185940 .

KNOCK SHRINE: Mass for Ireland. Coach to Knock on Saturday April 25th. Mass at 3pm. Celebrant Fr. John Mockler. Contact 087 4418482 or John O’Shea on 066 7180123 .

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called “Voices for Hospice” in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

‘BLASKET SHIPWRECKS’ A lecture entitled 'Blasket Shipwrecks' by Micheál de Mórdha, Director Ionad an Bhlascaoid Mhóir, will take place in Killarney Library, on Tuesday 21st April at 7.30pm. All are welcome. 

LOCAL MAN: Gerard Barrett Date of Birth 5 July 1987, Knockanure,  Kerry, Ireland. Was on Late Late Show on April 10th 2015 promoting his latest film 'Glassland'  in cinemas from April 17th 2015

After school Barrett attended Tralee IT where he studied Film, TV and Media. Also worked and trained in Radio with Kerry Radio.

Barrett won the IFTA Rising Star Award at the Irish Film and Television Academy Awards in Dublin for his debut feature 'Pilgrim Hill'. Previous winners of the award include Michael Fassbender and Saoirse Ronan.

In 2012 at the age of 24, Barrett's debut feature film 'Pilgrim Hill' premiered at the Galway International Film Festival in Ireland and immediately garnered critical acclaim, with critics calling the film "a masterful debut from a first time filmmaker". He won the Bingham Ray Best New Irish Talent Award at the Festival and the film won the Irish Times Best Film of the Festival. The film was then personally selected by Tom Luddy to have it's World Premiere at the prestigious Telluride Film Festival in Colorado. Barrett was also selected as the Great Expectation at the Festival, an honour bestowed to such filmmakers as Alexander Payne.

In January 2014, Barrett shot his second feature film 'Glassland' in Dublin, starring Jack Reynor, Will Poulter and Toni Collette. 'Glassland' had it's Irish premiere in July 2014 at the Galway International Film Festival and won Best Film garnering unanimous critical acclaim. Taken from IMDb Mini Biography By: Matt Cuzzocrea

Just before Gerard Barrett’s  film Glassland competed in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition at Sundance. His next job is from Denver & Delilah Films and Foundation Features to write and direct a drama based on Susannah Cahalan’s bestselling memoir Brain On Fire: My Month Of Madness. Dakota Fanning is set to star as Cahalan in a drama that details a young woman’s terrifying descent into insanity.

 

2015 April 15 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement at Knockanure Community Centre was on Monday 13th April 2015.

DANCING: Zumba Latin Dance will start in Knockanure Community Centre on 14th of April 2015 from 10 am.  Everyone welcome.  Bring plenty water and your smile.

For more information please call 068/49799.

LISTOWEL CLUSTER AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL are meeting in Duagh Presbytery on Thursday night next 16th April at 8pm.

INTERNET: Course will include; farm payments, registering calves online, paying your motor tax online, using email and more besides. For further details contact (068) 23584.

BEST WISHES to Joan and Kevin Kiely of Moyvane who won E15,000 in the recent Saturday night game “Million Euro Challenge”

DIRECTOR Gerard Barrett born 5 July 1987, Knockanure,  Kerry.

Was on Late Late Show on April 10th 2015 promoting his latest film 'Glassland'  in cinemas from April 17th 2015.

SYMPATHY  is extended to Fr. Paddy Bowen on the death of his sister Mary Kelly, in Ballingarry

ANNIVERSARIES: Kate Flaherty, Art O Beolain, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Sr. M Paul Bunce, Jerry O Driscoll, Peter Carmody, Brendan Carr, Paddy O Connor, Bridie Liston, Lily O Connor, Imelda Collins, Ita Danaher, Michael Cunningham, Margaret Sheehy, Dawn Murphy, Hannah Sheridan, Rena McAuliffe, Tom Walsh, Tade Collins, Joan O Connor, Chris O Connor, Davie Dillon, Maighread McGrath, Paddy Flavin, Sean Ahern, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greaney, John Kennelly. Mass on Tues.  14th at 7.30pm for Joanie O’Connor, Mass on Fri. 17th at 7.30pm Months Mind for Nora Scanlon & her late husband Jack, Mass on Sat. 18th at 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Mass on Sun.     19th 11.00am for Michael Greaney.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers:  Vigil  Michelle Corridan, 11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure  10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

Collectors for May:  Vigil Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty,  11am Julia Stack & Eileen Roche; Knockanure  10am  Jeremiah Kennelly.

Meeting of the Finance Committee on Tuesday 14th at 8pm in the Presbytery.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan's College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015.

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP meet at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday April 13th at 12.30pm.

PARENTING A CHILD WITH A DISABILITY? on Wednesday, 15th April 2015 12.00noon – 1.30pm. at Listowel Family Resource Centre.

LATIN MASS—celebrated in the Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee at 1.30pm on Sunday 19th April 2015.

MASS: in honour of St. Padre Pio will be celebrated in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church at 6.30pm on Tues. April 14th. All Welcome.

KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL will be hosting a FREE public information evening on Bowel Cancer and Stoma Care Awareness on Monday 20th April, 2015 from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Presentations begin at 7.00pm sharp. All welcome.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Parish Meeting Room Listowel on Monday 13th April at 7.30pm.

KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting a concert in aid of Kerry Hospice called "Voices for Hospice" in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday April 26th at 7.30pm.

LIMERICK  County Fleadh  Cheoil takes place in Glin over the June Bank Holiday Weekend.

HISTORY TALK: A lecture entitled 'New Archaeological Discoveries along the Western Seaboard' by Michael Gibbons, Author, will take place in Tralee Library, on Tuesday 14th April at 7.30pm. All are welcome. 

NATIONAL PIONEER BALL: Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co Cork on Saturday April 18th. For further information contact 027 63384 or 086 3642619.

KNOCK: The first official Pilgrimage to the newly refurbished Basilica will take place on Sunday the 26th of April, 2015.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Dreams Weekend with Fr Eugene McCaffrey OCarm. Friday 1st May 7pm to Sunday 3rd May 2pm,  Booking: 066-7134276.

CLEAN UP: Kerry County Clean Up Day 2015; As part of this initiative Moyvane Development Ass. are having a Parish Clean Up, including The Village, next Friday Evening April 17th starting at 7pm. Meet centre of Village. Everyone Welcome.Bags are being provided by KWD .Contact 087 6309851 or 49298 to order bags & to arrange for rubbish collection from your area.

POPE Francis on Saturday 11 April 2015 proceeded with the presentation of the official Bull of Indiction of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, set to begin December 8. The bull is the fundamental document for the Holy Year that outlines the overall spirit and intentions for the Jubilee, as well as the spiritual fruits that are hoped for.

SPACE: The International Space Station  can be seen until April 20, with a 'space chase' expected on Monday and Tuesday night. Venus passes the Pleiades and  Jupiter is closest to Beehive.

THOUGHT: Learn to hold thy tongue; five words cost Zacharias forty weeks of silence, from Thomas Fuller.

REFERENDUM: Regarding the forthcoming May 22nd Referendum which seeks to redefine marriage, a Public Meeting will be held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Thursday 16th April at 8.00pm

WAR ; Speech of Mr M J Nolan at meeting in Tralee to relieve distress because of war, reported in Kerry Weekly Reporter 26-9 1914 P10. Speech of Mr M J Nolan, Chairman of meeting in Tralee to relieve distress.  Chairman said the met to discharge a twofold duty one of mercy and charity, the other a debt of honour to the wives and families of those who were fighting our battles against would be rulers and oppressors of not only England and Ireland, but of Europe. The Kaiser seemed determined to plant his iron heel not only on France and Belgium but also on England; and although we Irish had some old complaints against England which thank God are about to be remied. There was no use in thinking about or reopening old sores. Now that Home Rule is practically law. They were of a necessity called upon to protect themselves, their duty was now quite plain, they were bound to support England as far as they possibly could. They may in the past find serious reason to find fault with the English government, but for some time that has been altered and in the future when they had the management of their own affairs it would be their own fault if the laws were administered to their own satisfaction’ There is one regiment at the front, the Munster Fusiliers which is made up of their friends, relatives and neighbours and certainly after the glory they have won for themselves and for Ireland, they were not going to forget their wives and families. Some of these brave men  who went out full of heart and hope would alas never return others will come back maimed  and unable to support either themselves or their families and it was their duty to see that dependants would at least not want of necessities of life. There was one outrageous act which the Germans perpetrated without any justification, namely the burning of Louvain, which should stir up every Irishman to look for revenge. Louvain was dear to Ireland and the Irish hearts, as many of Irelands sons received their education there; and the burning of the noble university and library, with its priceless and valuable books; would he was sue, stimulate every Irishman to crush the perpetrators of that sacrilegious act.

Under the altered circumstances of affairs he called upon every Kerryman to do his duty to his country and help as best he could to crush German tyranny and spoliation. It was their duty to appoint a committee to help  to relieve any distress which might arise in consequence of the war. Mrs Fitzgerald said there is a committee at present appointed in Tralee, she also said that committees also existed in Killarney, Listowel and Dingle.

WAR !

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Gusky has noted 1,821 names of soldiers in a mine. About 40% are Australian, with most of the others identified as British. Fifty-five are Americans, and 662 have yet to be traced.

 

 

 

15 April 8 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

THANKS to all who visited us at Easter. Thanks to our priests and their helpers who were so busy with Holy Week events.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 13th April 2015.Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

COACH TO KNOCK 12th April, Mercy Sunday, Departs Tralee & Listowel. Contact  0667180123.

CHIROPODIST will be in The Marian Hall on Friday 10th April at 10.30am.  For appointments, please phone Eileen Quinn on 49478.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS: at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday next, April 12th, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.  All are welcome. The Feast of Divine Mercy will be celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Sunday 12th April, 2015 at 3pm. Special ceremonies  in Abbeyfeale on Mercy Sunday 12th  April  at 3pm.

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the  Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   From  10.30 am  - 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital, All Welcome.

RAHILLY Seminar at Ballylongford on April 11th from 2 to 5pm. Also at 8pm Mike O Mahony will have a show on Robert Service.

BEST WISHES to Dan Flavin of Moyvane who retired from Golden Vale Creamery, Rathkeale on the March 2015, having spent 44 years working with the company. He studied Dairy Science in UCC and began work at Ardagh in 1969, he was appointed Creamery Manager at Rathkeale in 1981, there are now only 30 suppliers in Rathkeale, which at one time had over 190.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  The monthly afternoon tea dance takes place in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, April 12 with dancing to the Seamus Sheehy Band.  Dancing 3-6pm, teas served, raffle. Proceeds to the O’Neill Lane Memorial Fund.


DEATH has taken place of Peg  Moloney (nee Griffin)(Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale, on  March 29th. 2015, wife of the late Joe. Survived by sons Michael and Tom, daughters Breda Collins and Martina O'Connell, sister-in-law Mary, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Peg was celebrated  at  Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, on Wednesday April 1st, Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery Abbeyfeale. Celebrants at mass were Fr O Shea, Canon Neville, Fr Foley and Fr Curtin. Batt Hartnett sang the hymns. Grandchildren of Peg took an active part in the ceremony. Pegs Griffin ancestry can be traced back to Knockanure. She recently celebrated her 99th birthday she was daughter of Tom Griffin tailor Athea and Margaret Hunt also of Athea. Peg had two brothers and two sisters who predeceased her, she married Joe Moloney in 1950.

ANNIVERSARIES: Matt Costelloe, Joe Walsh, Francis Barry, Mary Agnes Brown, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Johnny Buckley, Peg Mulvihill, Fr James Galvin, Tady Buckley, Nora Brosnan, Mary Joy, Peg Kennelly, Dick Collins, Fr Tom Moore, Michael Lyons, Josie Stack, Mass on Fri. 10th at 7.30pm  for  Jer & Catherine Mulvihill and the deceased members of the Mulvihill Family. Mass on Sat. 11th 7.30pm for   Aggie, Sean, Anthony & Nell Aherne. Mass on Sun. 12th at  11.00am for John Shanahan. Mass on

Tues. 14th  at 7.30pm for Joanie O’Connor.

FEALE SIDE PLAYERS Presents a hilarious  comedy ‘Pull the other one’ in St. John’s Theatre 11th, 12th, 13th & 14th April. For tickets contact St. John’s on 068-22566.  Some of the proceeds go to service for the  Listowel Laundry for the Elderly.

PARKINSON’S AWARENESS WEEK will run from 6th to 11th April, 2015.

KERRY DIOCESAN FATIMA 10TH – 18TH MAY:  Monsignor Dan O’ Riordan will be Spiritual Director. Further details:  Maureen Harty 066-7131328 or Premier Travel 021-4277700.

CONGRATULATIONS to Peg Prendeville who came 3rd  nationally in a recent ICA Creative Writing competition. All ten short listed writers read their script in An Grianán ICA college before the result was announced recently.

LARTIGUE MONORAIL & MUSEUM, every Sunday from 2pm to 4pm. Come along and enjoy!

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the  Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   from  10.30 am  - 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital. 

REFERENDUM: Regarding the forthcoming May 22nd Referendum which seeks to redefine marriage, a Public Meeting will be held in the Malton Hotel, Killarney on Thursday 16th April at 8.00pm. The meeting is titled “The Family, Article 41 Of The Irish Constitution, Putting Children First”. Speakers will include Breda O’Brien.

HOLY LAND: June 2015, Some places still remain for our Trip of a Lifetime to the Holy Land, June 8 to 18th, 2015.  Follow the footsteps of Jesus from the Sea of Galilee to the River Jordan and on to the final days in Jerusalem.  Group Leader Micheál de Barra; Spiritual Director Fr. John Newman.  For information and booking, contact Micheál at 086 8337681.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan's College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015. The weekend will consist of workshops, drama, inspirational talks, testimonies, prayer, music  and chill out time.  Retreat starts with registration on Friday at 8.00pm. For young people aged 16-35.  For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie  or call 01 675 3690

SUPPORT: Easter Spring Offerings: The Annual Spring/Easter Offerings which support our priests are due this Sunday (Easter Sunday).  It is the green envelope in your Envelope Box.  Your Spring/Easter Offerings will be collected in a special collection after Holy Communion at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night and on Easter Sunday morning.

SAMARITANS have answered 1.4 million calls in 40 years in Limerick area. 250,000 hours listening to those seeking help, reports regional director Mairead Sweeney.

HERMIT: Fancy living as a hermit for a while? Come to Holy Hill Hermitage for free.  Young Adults Programme (18-35):  Dates - 1st Oct. until 1st December, 2015.  Working retreats: Cost - 15 hours work a week.  Dates - Ongoing, so when can you come?  Hermits are provided with a comfortable hermitage with well stocked kitchen.  The Young Adults Programme includes, Mountain Climbing, workshops, Seminars, Regular Mass, Mountain Biking, Eucharistic Services Eucharistic Adoration, Meditation, Spiritual Direction, Contemplation, Regular Time for Silent Solitude.  Holy Hill Hermitage is a Catholic Diocesan Institute of Consecrated Life practicing Carmelite spirituality. www.holyhill.ie    www.facebook.com/holyhillhermitage

HEALTH: If you have high blood pressure, it could be a sign that you're lacking in potassium or that your ratio of potassium to sodium is upside-down from an improper diet. Signs of severe potassium deficiency include fatigue, muscle weakness, abdominal pain and cramps, and in severe cases abnormal heart rhythms and muscular paralysis. The ideal way to increase your potassium is to obtain it from vegetables.

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WOMEN: Celtic Women International Chicago Branch and the Center present the eighth annual Revolutionary Irish Women Series program: Friends and Foes: Women on Both Sides of the Treaty.

The lecture examines active Irish women in Irish Civil War, starting with the Treaty Debates. In past years, the lectures examined women such as Maud Gonne (pictured), Countess Markievicz and Lady August Gregory involved in the Easter Rising, other nationalist, feminist and labour movements, those who set the stage for activism, and women during the period of the Anglo-Irish/ War for Independence. This year, the lecture will cover these women’s activities during the Irish Civil War.

The program features lectures, music, readings and videos.

Friends and Foes: Women on Both Sides of the Treaty lecture was on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 1pm to 4pm. More from  for IAHC Members .

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RAMBLING House on Thursday 02nd April 2015 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at  0863090948.

 Active Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 13th April 2015.Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

 Zumba  morning classes will start soon in Knockanure Community Centre. For more information please call 068/49799

EASTER: Thurs.2nd Mass of the Lord’s Supper in Knockanure at 7pm and in Moyvane at 8.00pm.Fri. 3rd Good Friday Solemn Liturgy of the Passion at 3pm in Moyvane and also in Knockanure, Stations of the Cross in Knockanure at 7.00pm and in Moyvane at 8.30pm. Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence.

Sat. 4th Easter Vigil at 9pm in Moyvane. Sun. 5th Easter Sunday    Knockanure 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan and Moyvane Mass    11.00am for Joe Stack.

COACH TO KNOCK 12th April, Mercy Sunday, Departs Tralee & Listowel. Contact  0667180123.

SOUP Kitchen in Tarbert on Good Friday, also a walk which begins at 10.30am.

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the  Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   From  10.30 am  - 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital, All Welcome.

RAHILLY Seminar at Ballylongford on April 11th from 2 to 5pm. Also at 8pm Mike O Mahony will have a show on Robert Service.

DEATH has taken place of Máiréad O' Connor (nee McGrath) SRN, SCM, 2, Market St., Listowel, & formerly of William St., Listowel. She was predeceased by her husband Tom Tom, died on March 24th 2015. Survived by her daughters Mary M. & Anne (Brosnan), son-in-law Pat, grandchildren Máiréad & Patrick Brosnan, sister Elsie Foran (Chicago), brother-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday 27th and Burial afterwards in St. Michael's Cemetery, listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis, Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O Sullivan, Eily Carr, Georgie O Donnell, Eilish Walsh, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Nora Buckley, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Paddy Scanlon, Aggie Ahern. Mass Sun.5th Knockanure 10.00am for Ellen & Vanda Horgan, Moyvane Mass 11.00am for Joe Stack.

CHURCH NEWS: Knockanure: Holy Week Ceremonies: Preparing for Good Friday Passion,  Ministers of Word, Ministers of the Eucharist and Altar Servers, please note a practice on this Monday Night 30th March at 8pm. Wednesday 1st April 7.00pm Confessions. Holy Thursday Ceremony at 7pm. Commissioning of Eucharistic Ministers, Washing of feet.

Knockanure: Good Friday: Passion of Christ at 3pm. Evening Stations at 7.00pm. Friday is the First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon, after the Passion Liturgy.

Confessions for Easter in Listowel on Monday 30th March at 8pm, in Knockanure on Wednesday  1st April at 7pm and in Moyvane on Wednesday 1st at 8pm with visiting priests.

Adoration Moyvane Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.10.00am to 7.00pm. Knockanure, Tuesday Adoration 10.00am to 6.00pm.

ONE HOUR: Would You Watch One Hour With Me on Holy Thursday night, you are invited to spend some time with The Blessed Sacrament at the Altar of Repose.  To ensure Jesus is not alone at any hour, please sign your name on the time list at back of Church.

Collectors for Moyvane: Vigil Tom Hanrahan & Olive Keane

   11am  Gerard Mulvihill & Brigette Hogan. Knockanure 10am Maurice Dowling.

Readers: Vigil  John Corbett & Jimmy Collins. 11am Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor. Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

RETURN TRÓCAIRE Box Please.

KERRY BRANCH IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION are holding there annual collection for Kidney Donor week in Listowel on Thursday 2nd April.

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE ANNUAL GOOD FRIDAY WALK takes place on the 3rd April from St. Patrick’s Hall at 11am. Sponsorship cards available from Jenny on 0863934134 or J.K. Sports next to Garveys.

EASTER ACTIVITY CAMP is planned in Listowel as the Family Resource Centre hosts their annual Easter activity camp for primary school children.  The camp runs from Monday March 30-April 2 from 9.30am-1.30pm daily. The camp will feature a wide range of activities, Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068) 23584

ABBA DELICIOUS TRIBUTE SHOW:  Gather by the Feale are proud to present the music of Abba as performed by the Abba Delicious Tribute Show in the Railway Bar on Easter Sunday night.

KERRY DIOCESAN FATIMA 10TH – 18TH MAY:  Monsignor Dan O’ Riordan will be Spiritual Director, details from  Maureen Harty 066-7131328.

AWARE DEPRESSION SUPPORT GROUP MEETS: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 8pm. Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

CHRISM MASS March 31st at 7.30 p.m. St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.Bishop Ray has invited all parishioners to this Mass at which the priests of the Diocese renew their priest vows. Also all the Oils used for the various sacraments for the coming year are blessed.

YOUTH 2000 IRELAND Youth retreat in St Brendan's College, Killarney, from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th April 2015. The weekend will consist of workshops, drama, inspirational talks, testimonies, prayer, music  and chill out time.  Retreat starts with registration on Friday at 8.00pm. This is a great opportunity to find out what your faith is all about in a friendly, chilled out atmosphere. For young people aged 16-35.  For more information and to book online see www.youth2000.ie  or call 01 675 3690

BEST Wishes to local filmmaker Gerard Barret with his film Grassland in cinemas from April 17th.

THOUGHT: Fear imprisons, faith liberates; fear paralyzes, faith empowers; fear disheartens, faith encourages; fear sickens, faith heals; fear makes useless, faith makes serviceable.

 Harry Emerson Fosdick.

IRISH Saying: A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest. Both your friend and your enemy think you will never die.

DNA: Most white British people share 30% of their DNA with ancestors of modern-day Germans.

LIMERICK City and County Council recently spent €125,000 refurbishing its management suite at Limerick City Hall.

DEATH on February 13th 1983 of Msgr Michael Moran, a priest and scholar in the Salina Diocese, Kansas.  He was the last of eight priest coming to Salina Diocese from Co Kerry, all cousins of Bishop Cunningham who was from Irremore, but his people came from Kilbaha, Moyvane. The other relations of the bishop who came included, Fr John and William Fitzgerald, Fr Patrick Cronin, Fr Dan Mulvihill and Msgr Michael Mulvihill.

Fr Moran born Oct 9 1899, Ordained 1926, Master of Arts degree in 1930. Thought in Marymount College, Salina for fifteen years, became Domestic Prelate in 1963, retired in 1975. Msgr Michael Moran was survived by a sister Mrs Nora O Sullivan and her daughter  Miss Patricia O Sullivan, both living in Syracuse, New York.

 

Kerryman of 3 August 1963; Reports Golden Jubilee of Monsignor Michael Mulvihill a native of Ballybunion, now in Salina Diocese, was ordained in 1913 , made Domestic Prelate in 1963 and celebrated his Jubilee on 22 June 1963.

MAHONY: David Mahony of Grange Con, County Wicklow, owned 1,155 acres in county Cork, 1,370 acres in County Kerry, 1,467 acres in County Limerick and 1,769 acres in County Wicklow in the 1870s. His County Cork estate was in the parish of Rathcormack, barony of Barrymore, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. He was a younger brother of Pierce K. Mahony of Kilmorna and Gunsborough.

 

Mahony/Gun-Mahony - In the 1870s the estate of George Gun Mahony, of Kilmorna, Listowel, amounted to over 5,000 acres in County Kerry. The estate of Pierce Mahony was one of the principal lessors in the parishes of Galey and Knockanure, barony of Iraughticonnor, at the time of Griffith's Valuation. George Gun had holding townlands in the parish of Kilconly and Lisselton at the same time. Pierce Mahony also held about 500 acres of land at Roxborough, parish of Caheravally in the barony of Clanwilliam, and land in the parish of Monagay, barony of Glenquin, County Limerick.

Tom Moore NYT 13 March     1852

http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-free/pdf?res=9800E0D81331E234BC4B52DFB5668389649FDE

LIMERICK: “It was a great honour for me on behalf of Limerick Archives to investigate one of the greatest mysteries in literature and to discover the missing connect between Limerick the place and limerick the poem,” explained Dr Potter, historian with Limerick City and County Council.The limerick slowly developed between 1260 and 1861 until Edward Lear, who became the father of present day limerick.

 

 

 

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DAFFODILS were sold after all Masses last weekend.  There will be a Tea and Coffee Evening during the break at Bingo in Moyvane on Thursday 26th.

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday 26th March  at 7pm in Listowel, incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. 

BEST WISHES to Nellie Ahern of Upper Dirreen who has reached 90 and Maggie Large of Knockanure who recently celebrated her 50th birthday.

TADHG KENNELLY: "I came out thinking 'I'll give it a crack and see what happens', not thinking I'd be a hall of famer." His grandmother came from Kilbaha, Moyvane.

COACH TO KNOCK 12th April, Mercy Sunday, Departs Tralee & Listowel. Contac  0667180123.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Holly, Peg O Mahony, Michael O Connor, Kitty Shine, Hannah Moloney, Willie Moore, Liam Keane Stack, John Michael Hanrahan, Nell Fitzgerald, Nora Walsh, Sean Summers, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Richard Stack, Mick Relihan, Joan Flannery, Michael and Carmel Flannery, Mary McMahon, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan. Mass on Fri. 27th  at 7.30pm for Michael, Ann & Denis Hanrahan. Mass on Sun. 29th at 11.00am for Nora Walsh.

DEATH has occurred of Paddy Moore of 18 Hillside Drive, Athea.

Paddy in his 90th year passed away on 15th March 2015. Survived by his wife Kitty, son Patrick , daughters Margaret and Catherine, son-in-law Richard (O’Keeffe), grandchildren Rachel, Lisa and Richard, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, Requiem Mass for Paddy Moore was celebrated  on Wednesday at Athea Church burial after in Templeathea Cemetery.

DEATH of Nora Scanlon, nee Flavn of Inchamore, Listowel died  on the 16th March at her home in the loving care of her family.  Wife of the late Jack. Deeply regretted by her loving sons Tim, Dan, John, and Pat, daughter Mary, son-in-law Tim, daughter-in-law Margaret, granddaughters Rachel and Maryanne, brothers and sisters, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces.

Requiem Mass for Nora Scanlon was on Thursday, the 19th of March at Moyvane Church, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery. Nora was daughter of Dan Flavin of Carrueragh and Bridget Broder of Purt, she was of a family of seven boys and two girls.

CHURCH NEWS: Mass on Wed. 25th at Knockanure 7.30pm and Stations of the Cross after Mass.  Mass on Thurs. 26th at 7.30pm        For all who sympathised with the Foley. Confessions for Easter in Listowel on the 30th March at 8pm and in Knockanure on the 1st April at 7pm and in Moyvane at 8pm on the 1st April.

Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Readers: Vigil,  Seline Mulvihill. 11am  Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson. Knockanure  10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

Collectors for April: Vigil, Tom Hanrahan & Gerard Mulvihill.  11am        Olive Keane & Diarmaid Keane. Knockanure  10am, Maurice Dowling.

The Latin Mass in the Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on the following two Sundays at 1.30pm: Palm Sunday 29th March and Sunday 19th April .

TALK on Tuesday 24th March in Glin Library. Professor Barry Conway, California,  will be giving a talk on the “wonderful old souls who left the Glin area for Canada prior to the 1850s.”

VISIT Ardfert Historical Lecture Series - 'The Stranger in Ardfert - as observed by visitors and commentators C. 17th - 20th Century' with Ciarán Dalton. Thursday 26th March at 8pm

EDUCATION: Stephen Goulding, Deputy Principal of North Kerry College of Further Education formerly Listowel Community College is holding an Open Day, on Wednesday, 25th March from 2pm-6pm or ring the school 06821023 for further details.

ST JOHN’S: 24th to 29th March, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, presented by Listowel Drama Group. Details from 068 22566.

PASSION SUNDAY 29th March Blessing of palm will take place at all Masses.

A MASS FOR THE INTENTIONS OF FR. PAT MOORE (curate in Lixnaw from ’98 to 2004).  Will be celebrated on Friday night in Lixnaw at 8.15pm. 

EASTER CONFESSIONS in Listowel: There will be a Penitential Service for Holy Week with a number of Priests hearing Confessions on  Monday 30th March at 8.00pm.

CHRISM MASS: where all the priests of the Diocese renew their priestly vows and Bishop Ray will bless all the Holy Oils for the coming year will take place at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Tuesday evening, 31st March at 7.30 p.m. Each parish of the Diocese is invited to be represented at this Mass and there will be refreshments immediately afterwards in St. Brendan’s College.

THOUGHT: You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink. G. K. Chesterton

SCOUTS: Limerick more than 400 local scouts on Monday 16 March 2015  carried out acts of kindness throughout the city.

TALK on  Tuesday 24th March in Glin Library. Professor Barry Conway, California,  will be giving a talk on the “wonderful old souls who left the Glin area for Canada prior to the 1850s.” They had migrated to the Ottawa Valley in Ontario where Barry, three generations later, became the great  grandson of “Red” Mick Conway, who was born in Glin in 1828, and Margaret Mulvihill, who was born between Glin and Newtownsandes in 1834. Barry, who visited the library last year, is paying a return visit and is willing to give a short talk on the Conway clan who left Glin in the early 1840s for the Ottawa Valley. He promises to bring some curious pictures of Red Mick and others. But to really drive up interest, he also promises to show how the Conway’s of Glin are related to Shania Twain! So be in Glin Library at 8 pm on Tuesday 24th March 2015 for an interesting evening. All welcome.

KNOCKDOWN Are holding a Vintage Car/Tractor, a Modern Tractor Run and a Raffle on Sunday, 29th March.

LIXNAW  DRAMA PRESENT “MOLL” from Sunday March 29th to Wed. April 1st in Ceolann at 8pm.  Doors open 7.30pm. Moll is directed by Chris Fitzgerald. 

TEA/COFFEE MORNING Will take place in the        Education Room, Therapies Unit, Listowel Community Hospital on Wednesday 8th April, 2015   From  10.30 am  - 12.00pm.   All proceeds in aid of Social Activities for Residents in Listowel Community Hospital All Welcome Thank You.  Jacqueline Brick, Director of Nursing. 

 

CHARITY POKER:                                                                             

The Annual Poker Classic 5 card draw in aid of Brú Columbanus at the Anchor Bar Tarbert next Friday March 27 at 9pm.  Refreshments served. Your support would be greatly appreciated. Proceeds go    Brú Columbanus is an independent charity that provides, home from home, accommodation for relatives of seriously ill patients in any of the Cork Hospitals and the Hospice. Many families from Kerry have availed of this facility, to be near loved ones during times illness.

 

Mac Gillycuddy Reeks March 2015 http://youtu.be/Pz1oI3cMjxs

MISSION: The Cork Mission to Peru celebrates it's Golden Jubilee. Cork Priest Fr. Tom Duggan – a former World War I Military Chaplain, volunteered for the Latin American mission in the early 1960’s. He died suddenly in Lima while attending Spanish language classes and was buried in that city’s British Military Plot. Soon after he was re-interred in the grounds of the St. James’ Society Mission House. Graveside prayers were led by Bishop Cornelius Lucey who responded to Tom Duggan’s missionary generosity and witness in the face of the needs of Peru’s poorest by establishing the Cork Mission to Peru on St. Patrick’s Day 1965.

That daring initiative will be marked in Trujillo, Peru on March 17th 2015 in El Buen Pastor Church, El Porvenir which was the first shanty town mission church they built there. As Kerry Diocese actively and generously supported the Cork & Ross Mission to Peru Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh has been invited to represent our Kerry missionary volunteers at the Golden Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving on Lá ‘le Pádraig in Trujillo’s Buen Pastor Church, on Peru’s Pacific coast.

The first Kerry priests to volunteer were the late Fr. Seán O’Leary, Rathmore and the late Fr. John B. O’Sullivan, Sneem. Four others served in the 1970’s and 1980’s – Fr. Denis Costello, Castleisland, Fr. Pat Murphy, Castletownbere, Fr. Luke Roche, Brosna and Fr. Tomás Ó Luanaigh, Killarney. Sisters from many parishes in Kerry Diocese as members of the Bon Secours and Mercy Orders have served in Trujillo. These are the late Sr. Vincent Mahoney, Castlemaine, Sr. M. Bethany O’Sullivan, Sneem of the Bon Secours Order. Sr. Betty Barry, Abbeydorney, Sr. Mary Leen, Ballybeggan, Sr. Bríd Fitzgerald, Caherdaniel, Sr. Patrice Clifford, Glenbeigh, Sr. Dora Kennedy, Castlegregory, Sr. Teresa and Sr. Imelda Harrington, Eyeries. All served as nurses and catechists together with Sr. Sarah O’Connor of Castlemaine who continues to work as Parish Sister on the Mission.

The Golden Jubilee celebrations will be centred in the Good Shepherd Church which now houses the remains of the late Archdeacon Tom Duggan whose death sparked a tremendous missionary revolution of ministry and service. The generosity of thousands of the faithful back home helped create and sustain a Desert Mission serving hundreds of thousands along Peru’s Pacific Coast into the future.

Moladh go deo le Dia na Glóire.

http://www.stpatrickscork.com/perulink.html

http://www.socstjames.com/files%20for%20download/jun_2014_friendsweb.pdf

CLOCKS GO FORWARD 1 HOUR AT MIDNIGHT ON SATURDAY 28TH MARCH.

 

 

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MASS at Clounmacon Community Centre for Margaret Halpin on Friday march 20th at 7.30pm. Margaret was sister of Ciss Dore.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday March 19th from 6 – 9pm.    

WL102FM:  The station is having a fundraising race night on Friday, March 20 in Cleary’s Bar, Newcastle West. The main reason for this fundraiser is to raise funds for the upgrade of the transmission equipment in Abbeyfeale.

DAFFODIL DAY  2015 takes place On Friday 27th March. We would appreciate continued support from all of those that helped out last year. Please Contact Noreen Queally, Chairperson, 087 1946936.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: Thursday 19th March from 6 to 9 p.m. in Community  Centre, Ballybunon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Kinnane, Dan Joe Murphy, Johnny Stack, Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Mairead Lyons, Margaret Mulvihill, John Flaherty, Margaret O Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary White, Joe Collins, Elizabeth Buckley, Anna Flaherty, Mass on Tues.17th St. Patrick’s Day 10.00am  for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty and 11.00am        For the People of the Parish. Mass on Wed. 18th  at 7.30pm for        Paddy Hughes. Mass on Fri. 20th     Knockanure  7.30pm for Ellen Enright. Mass on Sun. 22nd  at 10.00am for Tim & Hanna Leahy.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil Michelle Corridan & Annie Coulson,

  11am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan. Mass on Mon. 16th  at 7.30pm  Vigil for St. Patrick’s Day . Mass Tuesday 17th March, The Feast Day of St. Patrick is a Holyday of Obligation.  Holy Mass at the usual times.

Diocesan Collection on 14th & 15th March for Emigrant Services.

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on 16th March at 8.15pm in the Presbytery. Stations of The Cross on Thursday Evenings at 7.30pm or after Mass.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw 7.30pm on Wednesday.  Witness by Joe Flynn . 

CONGRATULATIONS  to the pupils from Murhur National School, Moyvane who competed in Knocknagoshel recently.   Solo Singer, Ballad Group and Set Dancers, all go through to the County Finals of Scor na bPaisti on Sunday 22nd March in Killarney. 

PARADE in Abbeyfeale St Patrick's Day from the Convent at 4pm and proceed down Main Street to The Square. It will be led by the Rathkeale Brass Band.

HOLLY’S Store in Moyvane had a special opening day last week, Radio Kerry was there and Knockanure school children were interviewed.

RAMBLING House at Seanchai, Listowel on St Patrick’s Day from 3 to 6pm.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY ANNUAL PARADE organised by Glór na nGael, in Listowel will start this at 12.30pm. You are requested to keep the Square free of cars from 11.30am. to 2.30pm, avoid driving through the Town between 12pm. & 2pm.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING  Tuesday 17th March from 11am. – 3pm. at Nora Mulvihill’s House, 31 Church Street.

COURSING in Duagh on Sunday March 22nd.

HAPPY 21st birthday to Rachel Barrett of Kilmorna.

FINUGE RAMBLING House Friday at 9pm.  At the Thatch Cottage, Finuge. 

EDUCATION: Stephen Goulding, Deputy Principal of North Kerry College of Further Education formerly Listowel Community College is holding an Open Day, on Wednesday, 25th March from 2pm-6pm www.northkerrycollege.ie or ring the school 06821023for further details.

THOUGHT: I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. Martin Luther King Jr.

ST JOHN’S: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, presented by Listowel Drama Group. Details from 068 22566.

GLORACH NOTES: Sam Cree play, performances will take place on March 21 and 22. Curtains up at 8pm each night at the Glórach Theatre.

BISHOP: March 23 2015, Lenten Talk Dr. Brendan Leahy DD, Bishop of Limerick (as Gaeilge) – “Aifreann Dé agus an Chlann” in Séipéal Caitlín, Fionn Trá. 7.30 all are welcome!

STROKE: Senior Kerry Stroke Support Group meet the last Friday of each month in Baile Mhuire Care Centre, Tralee, from 11.30am to 1.15pm.   All welcome.

MOTHERS; While we honour all our mothers with words of love and praise.  While we tell about their goodness and their kind and loving ways.  We need think of Grandmothers as she is a mother too, you see .....For she mothered your dear mother as your mother mothers you.   Author Unknown

ADARE: “€5.2m has been spent already on planning a bypass for Adare without a shovel of earth being turned. Twenty-five years ago, when the bypass was first being discussed, €5.2m would have done it,” Reports Dan Neville TD.

FREE Genealogy Day; This event began three years ago to celebrate

the 200th anniversary of the Methodists being in Limerick city and

 the 300th anniversary of the Presbyterians, It was held at Christ

 Church 51A O’Connell Street, Limerick on March 14th 2015.

GUILLOTINE of French Revolution; In August 1790 the Revolutionary Directors entered the Carmel to make the required inventory.  They returned the next day with armed guards and proceeded to question each sister to see if any of them were being held against their will. Every one of them stated that she wished to remain a Carmelite and seven of them, including Sr. Teresa of St. Augustine said explicitly that they wished to live and die in their religious state.

It was also clear that they had monarchist sympathies and opposed the Revolution. They spent the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in prison and the next day they were taken to the Revolutionary Tribunal to be tried.  of the 35 prisoners tried in the ‘Courtroom of Freedom’ that day 30 were condemned, including the sixteen Carmelites. On their last journey from the prison to the guillotine the nuns sang  Vespers, Compline and the Office for the Dead.  As they entered the Place du Trône and were confronted with the sight of the guillotine high on the scaffold Sr. Teresa began the Te Deum, which was followed by Veni Creator Spiritus. On July 17th 1794 these sixteen nuns died at the guillotine after having offered their lives for the Church and for France.

More at info@carmelitesisters.ie

http://carmelnet.org/biographies/TeresaStAugustine.pdf

 

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CONGRATULATIONS to Katie Keane who came 1st in the U 11 Solo Singing in the Comhaltas Sult na nOg competition in Tralee recently.

BEST WISHES to Sean Walsh in his new position of Referees Development Chairman in GAA Central Committee.

CLASSES: Keep fit classes with Maggie Large in Knockanure Community Classes every Thursday from 7.30pm to 8.30 pm. All levels welcome. New members especially welcome. For more information call Maggie on 0879866533

Depending on the numbers Zumba classes will start in Knockanure Community Centre. Anyone interested please call the office at 068/49799.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday March 19th from 6 – 9pm.    

I.C.A.  Healthy Eating Demonstration’ with Sid on Tuesday 10/3/15 at 7.30pm sharp at the Marian Hall.  Admission is free.

FOOD: Local born Lizzie Lyons with help from NEKD operates a stall at Listowel farmers market, details can be found on facebook page Lizzie’s Little Kitchen.  

AMY MURPHY DEMENTIA ADVISOR with The Alzheimer's Society of Ireland, talk at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tues. March 10th at 12.30pm.

RETREAT at Ardfert last week was well attended, talks were given, stations of the cross, prayers, confessions and mass by Fr Dan Ahern ended the evening.

TRAIL: Great Southern Trail Greenway decided to inaugurate  new trail loops. The first is on Sunday, March 15th at Halla Inse Bán,Templeglantine.

SHRUBS and plants everywhere are showing signs of new life, Daffodills are in bloom and tiny flowers on wild plums are heralding spring.

DEAH took place on 1st March 2015 of Noirín (Dolly) O' Hanlon of The Writings, Listowel and Skehard Road, Cork and formerly of Dooncaha House, Tarbert, daughter of the late Patrick and Mary O'Hanlon, pre-deceased by her brothers John and Fr. Tommy; deeply regretted by her brothers Fr. Jim, Paddy, Ned and Michael, her sisters Bríd (Brassill), Mary (Flynn) and Eileen (Hyland), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass for Noreen O Hanlon was celebrated by her brother Fr. Jim assisted by over a dozen fellow priests on Tuesday March 3rd at St. Mary's Church, Tarbert. Her contributions to teaching and good works are a great monument to a very active and generous life.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Majella Flaherty, Mikey Shanahan, Alice Barrett, Donna Stack, Eileen Egan, Mick Liston, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsell, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Bill Hudson, Mary O Keeffe, Ann O Sullivan, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Tess Stack, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton, Mary Ann Collins. Mass on Tues.     10th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Michael Mulvihill. Mass on

Wed. 11th at 7.30pm for William J. O’Connor Dore. Mass on         

Thurs. 12th  at  7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor. Mass on Sat. 14th at     7.30pm for  Maureen Kinnane. Mass on Sun. 15th at 10.00am  for      Bridie Flavin and 11.00am Mass is for James Beaton.

ST PATRICK’S Day; Mass on Mon. 16th at 7.30pm, Vigil for St. Patrick’s Day. Mass on Tues. 17th at 10.00am for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty and the 11.00am mass is for the People of the Parish.

STATIONS: Mass Fri. 13th at Knockanure  7.30pm, with Stations of the Cross afterwards. Stations of The Cross: Let us continue our Lenten Journey.  Please join in The Way of the Cross on Thursday Evenings Moyvane at 7.30pm or after Mass. 

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection for Emigrant Services on 14th & 15th March. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Adoration  Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.        10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

Readers: Vigil  Elaine Hudson, 11am  Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh.

Knockanure 10am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

MASS at Clounmacon Community Centre for Margaret Halpin on Friday march 20th at 7.30pm. Margaret was sister of Ciss Dore.

LENTEN TROCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the Church. Please take one. Trad for Trócaire will take place during St. Patrick's week, to help us raise money and fund projects.

THANKS: Sincere thanks to all who have given Spring Offerings.

YOUTH Pastoral Ministry Course 2015 - 2016.  More information at Ardfert Retreat Centre, on Monday 9th March at 8pm.  Details from Bernie McCaffrey on 087 6484367.

LISTOWEL FOLK GROUP TO SING ‘AIFREANN NA RIOCHTA’ A mass by Listowel native – the late Garry McMahon will be sung at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night (March 14th ) at 7.00 p.m. All are welcome.

BIRTHDAYS: Daniel Leahy of Kilmorna celebrated his 40th birthday, Nicholas Mulvihill of Moyvane celebrated his 50th Birthday and his son Dylan  had his 18th birthday recently.

NEW: Ard Churam will open in Listowel in June, it will cater for over 100 elderly people.

CONCERT: Traditional fund raising concert on Saturday March 14th in Fr Casey's GAA club Abbeyfeale at 8pm Music, Singing, Dancing and Storytelling. with numerous All Ireland winners performing.

WALK: Athea N.S. will be holding their annual sponsored walk on Friday, March 20th.

RTE Radio Short Story Competition closing date 1st May 2015.

GLORACH NOTES: Sam Cree play, performances will take place on March 12, 14, 15, 21 and 22. Curtains up at 8pm each night at the Glórach Theatre.

24 HOURS FOR THE LORD: In union with Pope Francis, Tralee Pastoral Area will celebrate 24 Hours For The Lord in St. John’s Church on Friday evening next March 13th from 6.45pm until Saturday evening vigil Mass at 6.10. St. John’s Church will be open for Eucharistic Adoration and Confession throughout these 24 hours.

TEMPORARY LIFEGUARDS – GLIN & KILTEERY PIERS Job Description: Candidates must hold a minimum of current Irish Water Safety Beach Lifeguard or an equivalent qualification, and shall not be less than 17 years of age on 20th May 2015.

FUNDRAISING: Glin Comhaltas: We are having another fundraising event. It’s on in O’Shaughnessy’s pub on Sunday 15th of March at 5 in the afternoon.  It’s a mix of Music Song and Dance! 

A.G.M. OF ST. PATRICK’S HALL: is taking place on Tuesday, March 10th in the Hall at 6.30 p.m.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Adoration Chapel room, Listowel on Monday 9th March at 7.30pm.

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY, DAFFODIL DAY  MARCH 27TH 2015 Once again we ask for your support in our collection which takes place On Friday 27th March. We would appreciate continued support from all of those that helped out last year. Please Contact Noreen Queally, Chairperson, 087 1946936.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE a new six-week course entitled 'Parenting when Separated' to run at the Centre on Thursday Mornings from March 5-April 9 inclusive at 10.30am weekly. The course is aimed at parents who co-parent and will cover a number of specific areas including; communication between parents, providing the required support for the benefit of your children, how to communicate with your child about the separation, being a resident/non residential parent and how best to cope with stress Further details from Denis on (086) 088 4853. Driving Theory & Safety Course on Thurs 12th March  at the Centre, Contact Alan @ 087-7671555 or Email alan@aomsom.com Vegetable Crop Production class (Fetac Level 3 ) in association with the Kerry Education and Training Board at the Centre every Monday evening from 7-9.30pm. Social dancing classes take place at the Centre every Monday evening from 7.30pm. Contact  the centre on (068) 23584.

GOSPEL: March 25 will mark the 20th anniversary of the publication of one of the important documents for the Church and the pro-life movement: Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life).

Pope St. John Paul II wrote the encyclical in 1995 to stir the world "to activate a great campaign in support of life " (EV #95) and to end the "war of the powerful against the weak" (EV #12).

DIOCESE OF KERRY COURSE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY 2015- 2016 It is hoped to run this successful Pastoral Ministry Course next Autumn right here in Listowel for anybody actively involved in our Parish. It is in Listowel to facilitate anybody from the North Kerry Parish who have not as yet the chance to do. Already 10 – 15 people who are actively involved in our Parish have done the course and have been certified in either Killarney or Ardfert. An Information Night facilitated by the Diocesan Pastoral Team  will take place on Thursday 19th March  at  8pm. at St. Patrick’s Hall, All who have done the course already and indeed those who think that they may be interested are invited to come along. The Parish will support you with the cost of the course..

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA 11th - 18th May, 2015 7 nights Fatima or option of  4 nights Fatima/3 nights Lisbon Coast Contact: Maureen Harty - Tel. 066-7131328

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES Led by Bishop Ray Browne. September 2nd to 5th 2015. Contact Janice O Sullivan on 064-7758219.  (See poster at the back of church).

CONCERT: Nationwide on RTE television, on March 16th – when snippets of Seinn will be appearing. The Seinn2015 Concert takes place on Thursday 19 March in the University Concert Hall, Limerick, featuring almost 500 secondary school students

FREE: Limerick will host a free Festival of Kindness, from March 13-17,

ENERGY Show 2015 March 25th and 26th at Main Hall, RDS.

LOUGH DERG: New Season Guide for 2015. You can read it on the season guide link on our webpage http://www.loughderg.org.

HOMILY by Sr. Elizabeth Behan at the Requiem Mass for Sr. Berchmans Murphy R.I.P. on the 20th February, 2015, at Christ King Church, Turners Cross, Cork.

“Think of the Love the Father has lavished on us by letting us be called God’s children; and that is what we are.” These beautiful opening lines in today’s second Reading of the Mass express a language of hope for all of us. The hope for our future is rooted in the here and now. It is now that God has lavished great love on