2016 December 28 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

WISHING all our readers the best in the New Year. Thanks to all who contributed to the notes over the past years. Looking forward to your continued help.

PROLOGUE:  “A moment of clarity without any action is just a thought that passes in the wind. But a moment of clarity followed by an action is a pivotal moment in our life.” – Don Miguel Ruiz Jr.

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Thursday December 29 from 9.15 pm.  A great evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling is guaranteed and audience participation is welcome.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 16th Dec. No winner of the €16,700 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 14, 27, 28, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 euro each were; 1. Brid Enright, Moyvane South; 2. Hannah Pierce, Moyvane; 3. Timothy Riordan, Upper Direen; 4. Breda & Margaret c/o Tidytowns; 5. Mikey Lyons, c/o Goulds Shop; 6. Lucky Dip Hamper goes to Liam O'Connor, Ashgrove, NCW.

This was our last draw of 2016! The first draw of 2017 will be held on January 13th with the jackpot to be €16,800. We would like to thank the supporters of the Knockanure GAA Football Club and Lotto for their dedication and support throughout the year. We look forward to another great year to come. To our supporters, sponsors, their families, and the community we wish you a very healthy, happy, safe Christmas and a prosperous New Year.      

DON’T BE LONELY: Senior Help Line, LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents. All calls are confidential.

DIED during the week, Micheál Carr, Pipers Cross, Ballyconry, Lisselton and of The Golf Hotel, Promenade Hotel & Tinteán Theatre Ballybunion & Ceol Chiarraí Productions. Micheál ancestors the O Keeffe Family came from Kilmorna.

DEATH of Sr. Dympna Mulvihill (Cork and Moyvane,) On December 17th 2016, of North Presentation Convent, Gerald Griffin Street, Cork, daughter of the late Edmund and Hannah Mulvihill and sister of Sr. Joan and the late Michael, Sr. Ursula and Mary. Survived by sister, Sr. Joan, nieces, grand nephews, grand nieces, her North Presentation Community, The Presentation Congregation, relatives, friends and all at Darraglynn Nursing Home. Requiem Mass on Monday 19th in The North Cathedral followed by Funeral afterwards to St. Catherine’s Cemetery, Kilcully.

SYMPATHY: To Gerard & Tony Buckley, Knockanure on the death of their brother Neelie Buckley, Knockanure & London.  To the Corridan Family, Murhur on the death of their aunt Mary’s husband John Dillon, Duagh & Kanturk. 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEnery, Sr. Rita Donegan, Jim Kelly, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Michael Flanagan, Bea Galvin,Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Pat Dalton, Der Connor, Fr. Daniel Dee, Peg Dillane, Sr. Patricia O’Connor, Peggy Mahony, John Joe Hanrahan, Sr. Magdalene Harnett, Paddy Curtin, Maureen McSkane, Kit O’Rourke, Maurice Kennelly, Denis Histon, Sr. Declan Buckley, Mary Ann O’Carroll, Irene O’Keeffe, Hannah Wetherall, Francis Dowling, David Kennelly, Brendan Mulvihill, Peg O Shea, Sr. Felicitous Joy, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 26th  at  7.30pm  for  Ned & Maureen Sheehy.  Tues  27th at  11.00am  for  Des Morgan & Family.  Thurs 29th at 7.30pm for  Patrick Curtin. Fri       30th at   7.30pm for John Dore, and Deceased Members of the Dore Family.  Sat 31st at 7.30pm      for Niall Morgan. Sun 1st  at 11.00am   for Ben Mulvihill.

Knockanure Mass, Sun 1st  at  10.00am  for Irene O’Keeffe.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: will cease in both Churches over the Christmas Season and will resume on Tuesday 10th January in Knockanure and Wednesday 11th January in Moyvane.

 BADMINTON at the Hilton Airport Hotel, Dublin, the results of the Badminton Club of the Year was announced. Three clubs were shortlisted, Moyvane, Oranmore, Galway and Fair Play Club, Dublin. Moyvane Won. There are nearly 300 clubs in the country.

MÍLE BUÍOCHS to all in Moyvane, Knockanure, our Pastoral Area and beyond who attend our celebrations here in the Parish on a regular basis.  I wish to express my heartfelt thanks for your great witness you give to your faith and your tremendous generosity and support.  Very many thanks to all involved in Parish Ministries and to all who help in our Churches in anyway.  May your Christmas be filled with the Peace and Joy of Jesus and His life giving Gospel. Happy Christmas to one and all.- Fr. Kevin.

CEILI will be held in aid of MS Ireland, Listowel branch on Tuesday, December 27th from 3pm to 6pm at the Marian Hall, Moyvane, music by Donie Nolan.

CHRISTMAS WEEK WALK:  The Great Southern Trail Ltd. Christmas Cycle/Walk along the Greenway. Cyclists will set out from Newcastle West (Gaelscoil on Station Road) at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 27 and walkers will leave from Ardagh Community Hall at the same time. The destination for both groups is Rathkeale.

CORN NA FEILE:  Abbeyfeale Coursing club annual coursing meeting on Wednesday and Thursday December 28th and 29th on the club grounds Abbeyfeale. This is the 45th running of the Corn Na Feile meeting

ST. ITA’S WRENBOYS:  King of the Wrenboys Paddy Finucane musicians and singers and his merry band of Wrenboys who were out on St. Stephen’s Day fundraising for Fr. Tim Galvin who has just returned home from South Sudan.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

CHRISTMAS GIFT IDEA FROM LOCAL SCRIBE: “Last One For The Road”  A final collection of short stories and articles has been published by Abbeyfeale scribe, Raymond Fennelly. “Last One For The Road” is available from Ann Lyons, The Square or can be ordered online from Amazon.

DRAW: Athea & District Credit Union The office will re-open  on Tuesday 3rd January at 6.30pm.

Winner of the first draw was John Paul Stack, Park. Winner of the second draw was Mike & Joan Kennelly, Kilmorna.

CHILDREN from Scoil Chorp Chríost and Murhur N.S put on Concerts and entertained us before Christmas.

BEST WISHES to Donal and Lillian on another Athea Journal – an ideal Christmas present for our emigrants. Ballydonoghue and Knocknagoshel, journals are also now available.

FR. PAT: Jan 1 2017; Fr.  Pat Moore Weathering a Storm on Horizons at 9am is a special feature with Pat Moore as he introduces us to excerpts from his new book: Weathering a Storm. Included are reflections on his life in Gneeveguilla and journal entries during his cancer treatment. His writings are imbued with hope and gratitude.

Fr. KERIN: Touring Tousist Horizons, 08 Jan. On Horizons at 9am this morning we take a trip with Fr. John Kerin to Tuosist to meet the people of the parish and celebrate 150 years of St Kilian’s Church and 25 years of Fr. John’s priesthood.

WALK: The annual Knockfierna New Year’s Day walk, will depart from the Rambling House at 1.30pm. It will be followed by music song and story at the Rambling House, and all are welcome to bring in the New Year.

UNVEILING of  1916 Memorial in Tarbert on Sunday 18th Dec. 2016 and it went off well. It’s a bronze harp with the portraits of the seven signatories fixed to a stone supplied by Leo Finucane . The bronze was designed by Lavery’s and fabricated in France.

FITNESS: Morning fitness class for everyone in the Community commences on Thursday 12th January at 9.30am in Knockanure Community Centre. Fun fitness for all levels of Fitness, All welcome

Evening classes at 7.30pm every Thursday – step in tone. All welcome. Call Maggie Large on 087/9866533

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP:  Abbeyfeale’s Bereavement Support Group can be reached on 068 31230 or 068 31262.

COUNSELLING SERVICE:  Limerick Diocesan Social Service provides Counselling in Abbeyfeale on Monday’s.  Tel 061/314213 for an appointment.

THIRD ANNUAL CONNIE HARNETT SWIM:   The third annual New Year’s Day swim in Ballybunion in honour of local cattle dealer Connie Harnett takes place on Sunday, January 1 with proceeds going to the Dialayis Unit in Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Ava and Daniel who are travelling to Calcutta next Spring.All those taking part will be entered for a draw for a Limousin calf which will take place at the Corner House on Saturday, January 14.

KERRY GIRLS: Radio Kerry broadcast a one hour documentary on The Kerry Girls: Emigration & The Earl Grey Scheme, on Christmas Day at 2pm.   The documentary, produced by J.J. O'Shea features snippets from Kay Caball as well as a range of contributors. Mr O Shea, Over a month in Australia in Spring of 2016, interviewed a number of prominent Irish/Australian historians as well as descendants of these 117 Kerry girls from Dingle, Kenmare, Killarney and Listowel, who arrived in Australia in 1849/1859 under the Earl Grey 'Orphan' scheme.

HUNT On Thursday the 29th of December the North Kerry Harriers will hunt Glin Castle. Glin Castle is set within some 380 acres of mature parkland overlooking the Shannon estuary. Leaving from Glin Village at 12 O’clock.

THREE people die from alcohol side effects and hundreds are being treated in hospital, but vested interests use their skill and have celebrities, put a joyful face on a sad affair.

PRESIDENT: Carols from Áras an Uachtaráin (RTE Christmas Eve, 6.15pm) President Michael D & Mrs Sabina Higgins welcome into their home a star-studded and eclectic mixture of guests, to celebrate Christmas, including presenter Mary Kennedy, Imelda May, Iarla Ó Lianáird, John Sheahan, Mick Flannery, The Voice UK runner-up Lucy O'Byrne and Dutch special guest star Gert van der Vijver, aka The Sand Magician. They are joined by children from Rutland Street National School, Dublin and Carlow's Aspiro Choir, plus The RTÉ Concert Orchestra, under the baton of Gavin Maloney.

PAPERS: Irish Independent 1905-current, Thursday, 30 August, 1928; Page: 6

FLYING "STUNTS" FOR SHOW visitor LADY HEATH AT LISTOWEL

Lady Heath provided thrills for the visitors to Listowel Show yesterday by her aeroplane stunts, says the Irish Independent representative. Lady Heath flew from Ballybunion. She gave an exhibition of flying, including looping the loop and banking. She landed on the racecourse, and motored to the show grounds. There she was met by members of the Committee. Mr. T. J. Walsh, chairman of the Urban Council, presented to her on behalf of that body, an address of welcome. Lady Heath, returning thanks, said that aviation could do a good deal for Ireland. No country could lead if its

Transport lagged behind.

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, 19 July, 1913; Page: 5

The following engagements are announced to take place in the near future:—Bridget Enright, of Ballylongford, Co. Kerry, to Timothy Driscoll, of Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry. John Barry, of Tullahinnell, County Kerry, to Delia Hannan, of Ballyduhig, Co. Kerry; Katherine O'Connor, of Co Antrim to John Sullivan, of Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry; Hannah Cox, of Ballylongford, County Kerry, to P. Stack, of Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry; M. Sullivan, of Tullamore, Co. Kerry, to Miss Kennedy, of Co. Limerick; Thomas Hennessy, of Larha, County Kerry, to Catherine Callahan, of No. 2649 Harrison street.

(Break)

Among those who have sailed for Ireland are:—Miss Josephine Shea and Miss Ellen Curran. to Cahirciveen; Mr. Maurice Boland, to Dingle; Miss Bridget Browne and Miss  Katherine Leahy, Miss Nora Dowling and Miss Margaret O'Connor, to Listowel; Miss Julia Noonan and Miss Mary Noonan, to Rathmore; Miss Margaret Keane and her sister, Julia to Kilmorna. Co. Kerry; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene O'Connor, and Eugene junr to Tarbert: Miss Catherine O'Shea  to Kenmare; Miss Nellie Walsh. Chicago to-Listowel: Miss Ellen Mangan to Listowel; Miss Catherine Sullivan to Tralee.

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Monday, 07 October, 1940; Page: 8

IRISH CHILDREN. Refugee Committee Formed In America

The formation of the Irish Children's Refugee Committee, of which Rev. Edward Lodge Curran, President of the International Catholic Truth Society, is chairman, is nearly completed, says the " New York Enquirer." The purpose of the Committee is to bring Irish children to America in the event of an attack on Ireland. Members of the Committee include:— New York Secretary of State, Michael F. Walsh; Former Postmaster-General, James A. Farley; United States Senator David I. Walsh; Former State Supreme Court Justice Cornelius F. Collins; Congressman Thomas H. Cullen; State Justice James T. Hallinan, and State District Attorney William O'Dwyer.

MARYKNOLL

Born in New York, Fr. Kennelly came to Maryknoll in 1916 and was hoping to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, a Jesuit, who served many years in Shanghai. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1926 and left for Kongmoon, China, the same year. He began work in the Loting Orphanage and in 1936 considered it a great honor to bring the body of Maryknoll co-founder Rev. Thomas F. Price back to Maryknoll. He returned to Kongmoon in 1937 as Society Superior of that mission and held the role until 1948. The Loting Mission was often bombed or attacked by bandits. His work ended in 1951 in Kongmoon when he was arrested, interrogated and expelled to Hong Kong. In 1951 he started another 25 year career missioned in Hawaii.

STORY behind song; On Christmas day, 1863, Longfellow—a 57-year-old widowed father of six children, the oldest of which had been nearly paralyzed as his country fought a war against itself—wrote a poem seeking to capture the dynamic and dissonance in his own heart and the world he observes around him. He heard the Christmas bells that December day and the singing of “peace on earth” (Luke 2:14),

https://blogs.thegospelcoalition.org/justintaylor/2014/12/21/the-story-of-pain-and-hope-behind-i-heard-the-bells-on-christmas-day/

FOUND:  http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/historic-papers-found-in-a-skip-to-be-donated-to-the-state-1.2901483

Among the boxes of documents they came across a metal chest bearing the name of Capt Edward Michael Conolly of the Royal Artillery, and the address “Castletown”.

Papers in the box appeared to relate to land deals associated with Castletown, in Celbridge, and Leixlip Castle, also in Co Kildare, and other estates, but the men did not immediately investigate the contents fully.

 

 

 

 

2016 December 21 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

WISHING all our readers the best for Christmas, welcome to our visitors, several have felt disappoint and sadness, let us spare a thought for them, now and into the future. Remember our friends are waiting for us at retirement homes and others who wish they were with us.

 

ST PIO Meeting, Lixnaw, Dec. 20th, witness, Cllr. Terry O’Brien, Mayor of Tralee.

 

CHOIR: Knockanure Choir - will have choir practice for Christmas Eve mass at 8 p.m. on Thursday December 22nd.

 

CHRISTMAS Moyvane : Sat  24th  6.00pm CHRISTMAS EVE Children’s Mass. All welcome.  9.00pm          MIDNIGHT Mass. Mass on  Sun 25th at 11.00am on Christmas day.

 

Knockanure; Sat 24th at 7.30pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass;  Sun 25th at  10.00am, Christmas day.      

 

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER:  The customary and ever popular evening of music, song & poetry will take place in Mairead’s Bar on Fri 23rd.

 

BEST WISHES to Lisa Kearney, (daughter of Angela & Joe, Moyvane Village) recently married Derek Walsh (son of Johnny & Mary, Salthill, Galway) in the Cathedral Killarney.  The ceremony was performed by Fr. Kevin McNamara (P.P. Moyvane).   Reception was held at the Malton Hotel, Killarney.  The couple will reside in Limerick.

 

 SAMARITANS:  Church Gate Collection will take place on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

 

SYMPATHY To Bridie Shine & Family, Moyvane and the Sheehan Family, Kilbaha on the death of Bridie’s brother Jack Conroy, Dublin whose funeral took place recently. Sympathy to Jim Leahy of Upper Athea on the death of his sister Breda in Newmarket-on-Fergus.

 

Sympathy also to family of Gerry Griffen, Glenagragra, to his sisters Nora (Glin), Mary (Sligo), brother Mike (New York).

 

DEATH of Breda Meehan nee Hudson, Drimeen, Ennis and formerly of Culleen, Kilmaley. Died  December 14th 2016 in Ennis. Wife of the late Jimmy and mother of Eamonn, Martin and Mary (Coote). Survived by her sons, daughter, daughters in law Mary and Geraldine, son in law Noel, grandchildren Michelle, Barry, Caoimhe, Darragh and Eoin, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Funeral Mass on Saturday 17th December at Kilmaley Church. Burial afterwards in Mount Temple Cemetery, Kilmaley, County Clare.

 

DEATH; Fr. Placid (Charles) Nolan OP. Dominican Community, Holy Cross and formerly of Kilgulbin, Ardfert. Funeral Mass on Monday 19th December 2016  at 12 noon followed by burial in Rath Cemetery. Breda Meehan was born at Kilbaha, Moyvane.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Loretto Relihan, John Mulvihill, Kevin Barrett, Nancy Daly, Sr. Ann Patrick O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Peg Meade, Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Margaret Carmody, Eileen Moriarty, Michael Collins, Ted Brosnan, Liam Foley, Kitty Bowden, Noreen Buckley, Jim Sheehy, Sr. Marguerite Shine, Sr. Maura Carmody, Mary White, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O’Brien, Michael Bunny Dalton, Bridget Finucane, Hannie Quin, Tom Walsh, Mary Moriarty, Margaret Lynch, John Behan, Dan Shine,  Mass  Moyvane: Mon  19th  at    7.30pm  for  Sheila & Ned Buckley, and Deceased Members of the Buckley Family. Wed 21st  at    7.30pm  Remembrance Mass. Fri  23rd  at   7.30pm  for  Jack O’Brien, and his wife Emma.

 

Knockanure Mass; Thurs 22nd  at   7.30pm  for   Hannie & Ned Quinn, and Deceased Members of the Quinn & Reidy families.

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: on Monday (Dec. 19th) at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church, Listowel. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with the priests of the Pastoral Area present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity for their Christmas Confessions.                                               

 

ST JOHN’S: Shine, End of term performance by students from Tim Lander’s drama school.

 

JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE:  Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockaloucca with the next one taking place on Tuesday, December 20.

 

ALONE can be contacted at 01 679 1032.

 

Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups and downs of life, and are happy to listen, to keep company and to support. So let us put the companionship into Christmas this year. LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents.

 

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN THE CARE SECTOR: Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI.

 

Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017.  More information on training call 0579322920.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre; The Marian Movement of Priest’s & Laity: Saturday 7th Jan 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Contact: (066) 7134276

 

KNOCKNAGOSHEL Then and Now, magazine is now available in the usual outlets, emigrants, look forward especially to the magazine which is in its 33rd year.

 

THOUGHT: "Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet, especially your family." —Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

 

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care in University Hospital Kerry. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075. Donations accepted on the day.

 

WALK: The Great Southern Trail Ltd. wishes all its supporters and friends a very Happy Christmas and invites them to participate in the Christmas Cycle/Walk along the Greenway. Cyclists will set out from the Newcastle West (Gaelscoil on Station Road) at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th December and walkers will leave from Ardagh Community Hall at the same time. The destination for both groups is Rathkeale where tea/coffee and mince pies will be provided at Rathkeale House Hotel. Cyclists will return on their bikes to Newcastle West (total distance 16miles/26km). Walkers only have to cover 5miles/8km as they will be returned to Ardagh at 4.30pm by bus with Coach House Travel.

 

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:  Community/Voluntary Groups & Sporting Organisations: Applications are also invited from organisations interested in having suitable work carried out in their areas.  Further details and application forms can be obtained from the Rural Social Scheme Supervisors at The Weigh House, Market Yard, Newcastle West.  Tel: 069 61540

 

RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME: West Limerick Resources in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection implement the Rural Social Scheme in West Limerick. If you are: (a) currently in receipt of Farm Assist, (b) have a herd number, a copy of your Single Farm Payment application and are in receipt of a qualifying payment from social welfare (www.welfare.ie/en/Pages/Rural-Social-Scheme.aspx) then you (or your spouse) could benefit from the scheme.

 

THIRD ANNUAL CONNIE HARNETT SWIM:   The third annual New Year’s Day swim in Ballybunion in honour of local cattle dealer Connie Harnett takes place on Sunday, January 1 with proceeds going to the Dialysis Unit in Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Ava and Daniel who are travelling to Calcutta next Spring. All those taking part will be entered for a draw for a Limousine calf which will take place at the Corner House on Saturday, January 14.

 

AWARD: Willie Wall was recently presented with The Pride of Place Award 2016 at Conway's. Glin, by Development and Tidy Town group.

 

WALSH

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 22, 1908; Page: 7

 

DEATH AND FUNERAL OF MR. M. WALSH. LEITRIM EAST.

 

It is with extreme regret we have to announce the death of the above esteemed gentleman, which occurred at his residence on Sunday night. Deceased was one of the oldest and most respected members of the parish of Newtownsandes, and of his family it need only be said that they are widely known and respected? The funeral cortege was the largest witnessed in the parish for many years. The Rev Father Lyne officiated at the graveside, assisted by Rev Father Fitzmaurice.

 

The chief mourners were –Mrs Walsh,(widow).Mrs Patrick Stack, Mrs Ml Scanlon,, Mrs Ml Enright, Mrs John Culhane, Miss Sarah and Miss Nora, (daughters). James, William and Mossie, (sons). Annie Walsh, Kattie Walsh, Mossie Walsh, John Stack, Mossie Stack, Patrick Stack, Daniel Joe Enright, Mossie Scanlon, (grandchildren). Mrs Thomas O Neill,( Aunt in law)

 

Mrs. James Walsh, Mrs. William Walsh (daughters-in law). Ml. Scanlon. Michael D. Enright, John Culhane, (sons-in-law).Mrs. Jerh. Walsh, Mrs Thos. Buckley. Mrs. Patk. Culhane, Mrs. Michael Scanlon, Mrs. John Stack. Mrs. Michael Scanlon, Mrs. John Stack, Mrs. Michael Walsh (nieces), John Finucane, William Finucane, Michael Finucane, John Walsh. Maurice Walsh (nephews), Patrick Neill , Miss Maggie Neill, John Walsh , Miss Kattie Walsh , Farranfore: Miss Hanna Horgan, Miss Birdie Wolfe, Listowel: Miss Nora Bunce, John Culhane, Maurice Culhane, Patrick Culhane, Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Moloney, John Walsh, James Walsh, Pat Walsh, Mike Walsh, Miss Bridget Walsh, Maurice Bunce, Michael Bunce, John Stack, Pat Culhane, John Kissane, Jerh. Walsh, Thos. Buckley, Michael Scanlon, Mrs. Ml. Finucane, Mrs. William Finucane, Mrs. John Walsh, Miss Lizzie Finucane, Michael Finucane, Patrick Finucane, Listowel; Ed. Walsh, Thos. Walsh, Thos. O'Shea, James O'Sullivan, Mrs. O'Sullivan , Thomas O'Sullivan, Miss O'Sullivan, Mrs. O'Brien, Miss O'Shea, Mrs. Ahern, Glin (cousins).

 

 

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, November 21, 1891; Page: 3

 

 LISTOWEL BOARD OF GUARDIANS. STATE OF THE HOUSE. (Edited)

 

Remaining in workhouse last Saturday, 236; corresponding period last year 200.

 

The following is the amount of out-door relief granted in the under mentioned electoral divisions for the half-year ending 29th September, '91. ;( 956 were on outdoor relief costing for week £49-7-10)

 

Mr. Walshe's district—Asdee, £47 6s 6d : Beale, £19 1Os; Carrig, £35 ; Clountubrid, £32- 19s Od ; Duagh, £26- 11- 6d; Gullane, £25 12s; Gunsboro, £26- 5s ; Kilmeany, £36 -5 ; Liselton, £35 -12s; Lisloughtin, £85 7s 6d; Listowel, £312 -13s; Moynsha, £11- 18s; Newtownsandes, £76- 18s; Shroneowen, £8- 8s ; Trieneragh, £53- 4s; Urlee, £13- 4s ; total, £704- 6s -2d.

 

Mr. O'SuIlivan's district— Ardagh, £23 -6s ; Ballyconry, £25.; Ballyduff, £24- 13s; Ballyegan, £2- 9s -6d ; Ballyhorgan, £25 -17- 6d; Ballintogher, £23- I2s -6d ; Causeway, £15- 18s- 6d ; Dromartin, £15- 16s- 6d ; Ennismore, £43- 1s-6d ; Kilfeighney, £44- 5s -6d; Killehenny, £50 -1s -6d ; Killury, £14- 2s -6d ; Kilshenane, £16 -15s; Kiltomey, £26- 10s; Lixnaw. £22- 12s ; Rathea, £29- 17s; total, £415 -I3s

 

The Clerk read the minute's of the preceding meeting, which were duly signed.

 

PROPOSED MEDICAL OFFICER FOR NEWTOWN DISTRICT.

 

The Clerk (Mr. M. O’Connell) read a petition signed by a large number of ratepayers in the Newtownsandes and Leitrim districts, whose gross valuation represented £800 odd, requesting that a medical officer should be appointed from the districts named. Mr. Henigan asked if there was anything else before the board but the petition of the ratepayers. Clerk—Nothing else, sir. Mr. Henigan—Should not you have a petition from the clergyman of the district?, Clerk—Not necessarily. It is a matter entirely for the board. Captain Leslie—They got on for a great many years without one, that's all I can say. Will it be any increase in the taxation? Mr. Henigan—I would like to see the clergyman stand up and take action. Clerk—The petitioners say it will be no increase in the taxation, inasmuch as they intend to dispense with the apothecary and midwife. Mr. Henigan—They were talking of grabbing last board day over the rate-collectors, but this would be regular grabbing to do away with the apothecary and midwife. Mr. O'Connor—Isn't there a dispensary

 

in Newtown  already ?

 

Clerk—There is. It is portion of the Listowel dispensary. Mr. O'Connor—And is not there another in Tarbert? Clerk—Yes. Mr. O'Connor—That is only five miles. That is not too far. Mr. Henigan—That is regular grabbing. Where will they put the midwife and the apothecary ? The matter was further adjourned.

 

COLLECTORS' SURETIES.

 

The sureties tendered by Messrs. Henigan, Mulvihill, and Dove, for the collection of the rates and the administration of relief, were, after a discussion, accepted, and a notice was given that a resolution would be proposed that the board did not consider it necessary that the collectors should get a guarantee society to secure 20 per cent, of their sureties to the guardians.

 

 

2016 December 14 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

CLOUNMACON ANNUAL COMMUNITY MASS & PARTY: Is taking place in their Community Centre on Friday night Dec. 16th at 7.30 p.m.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 12th Dec beginning with Mass at 12noon, followed by dinner and music by Stevie Donegan. Details ring 49799.  All welcome.

 

FITNESS Classes every Thursday at 7.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Get in shape and feel great.  All levels of fitness welcome.  Call Maggie on 087-9866533.

 

THANK YOU  to the Knockanure ladies who participated in knitting squares for the blankets being sent to Gaza from the Diocese of Kerry.

 

SCHOOL Meeting; At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed The Stack Family, on the death of Tommy Stack, Keylod, Moyvane. The Collins Family on the death of Maurice Lisiniskea, Kilmorna, & Tralee

 

And Congratulations to Gerard Leahy & Anne McGrath on their recent marriage.

 

POSTERS: Inspirational posters have been erected at both churches, to remind us of the real meaning of Christmas.

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 9th December 2016. No winner of €16,600. Numbers drawn were 2, 3, 18, 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. John Murphy, Brosna; 2. Margaret Geraghty, 37, Feale Drive Listowel; 3. Timmy Noonan, 40, Woodgrove, Moyvane; 4. James & Maureen Connolly, Trien, Kilmorna; 5. Elaine O'Connor, c/o Teresa Collins, Lisaniskea.

 

Next jackpot to be €16,700. Next draw to be held on Friday 16th December will include a Christmas hamper as the 6th lucky dip.

 

RECENT DEATHS: Frank Malone, late of Church St. died in Kilburn funeral to take place in Kilburn.

 

Jackie Halpin, died in England late of Dromin, Listowel.

 

SYMPATHY:  To Margaret, John and  The Carmody Family, Knockanure on the death of their cousin John McMahon, Swindon, UK &   Knockanure & Upper Athea whose funeral took place in Swindon during the week. Sympathy on death Margaret Roff, USA, a sister in law to Ollie Leahy, of Knockanure & Croydon, Surrey. Sympathy,  To John Joy, at Stacks Butchers, on the death of his aunt Anne Kissane, Lacca West, Lisselton whose funeral took place on Friday.

 

 A SPECIAL MONTHS MIND MASS:  Will be celebrated Friday evening 16th Dec. in Knockanure Church at 7.30pm for Tommy Stack, Keylod. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie O’Donnell, David O’Brien, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Danny Dunne, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Liam Scanlon, Patrick O’Connor, Denis McEnery, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary McGuire, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Sr. Anthony Joseph Mulvihill, Elizabeth Mary Murphy, Sheila Buckley, Paidi O’Shea, Hannah Dillon, P J Nolan, Eileen Tierney, Bridie O’Donnell, Fr. Dan Mulvihill, Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Willie Mulvihill, Phyl O Kelly, Eddie Carmody, Tom Moran, Patrick Flavin, Marie Galvin,

 

Mass Moyvane: Mon 12th at 7.30pm for  Tom Mulvihill and his mother Catherine. Wed 14th at         7.30pm for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan, and deceased members of Hanrahan Family. Sat 17th at          7.30pm for Denis McEnery. Sun 18th at 11.00am   for Connie Shine. Mass Knockanure;                                                                Tues 13th at 7.30pm for Betty Neaumann (Anni) & parents, John & Peggy McElligott. Thurs 15th at        7.30pm for Michael O’Connor, Kilbaha. Fri 16th at 7.30pm for Tommy Stack, Keylod. Sun 18th at        10.00am for Kathleen Buckley.

 

ST PIO Meeting, Lixnaw, Dec. 20th, witness Cllr. Terry O’Brien, Mayor of Tralee.

 

WEDDING;Katie Collins (daughter of Kathleen and Paddy, Knocknagorna) recently  married Neilius O’Connor (son of Birdie and Paddy of Kilbaha). The ceremony was performed by Fr. Brendan Duggan in Athea church. The best man was Willie Hanrahan and the groomsman was Mike Stanley. The bridesmaids were Elaine Tierney Collins, and Katherine O’Sullivan and the flowergirl was Hazel Hartnett. Reception was at The Devon Inn Hotel in Templeglantine.

 

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS:  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Mon 19th starting at 7.30pm. 

 

MURHUR N. S. CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Marian Hall on Fri 16th Dec at 8.00pm. 

 

CONCERN: Tarbert Comprehensive School have been in touch to thank all who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection for Concern.  You contributed €490.  Very many thanks to all & especially those who helped with the collection.

 

CHRISTMAS WITH THE O’NEILL SISTERS. On Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff, Tel.   066 7148404.

 

LISTOWEL PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL are hosting a Carol Service at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Thursday 15th starting at 7pm. All are welcome!

 

LISTOWEL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY MASS will take place on Friday Dec. 16th at 2pm .

 

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday Dec. 19th at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church, Listowel, It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with the priests of the Pastoral Area present.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH will take place on Tuesday 13th December at 3pm.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Jumble Sale will be held at Family Resource Centre on Thursday next. Dec. 15 from 12 noon-4pm. Grandparents Tea Party All Grandparents are invited to attend our Grandparents Tea Party, there will be activities available for them to join in with their Grandchildren, Wednesday Dec 14 from 3-5pm.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION IN DUAGH CHURCH on Friday night next  (Dec. 16th ) Come and enjoy some beautiful Carols and singing as we enter the Festive Season.  Proceeds are in aid of Duagh Sports & Leisure Centre. 

 

THE SEANCHAÍ  CENTRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL, will be hosting a Christmas “Giving Tree” Morning Tea event on Tuesday next Dec. 13th between 10am and 1pm. An open invitation  is extended to all, to leave an item under the “Giving Tree” and enjoy the complimentary service of coffee, tea and scones

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel, Listowel from 3pm to 6pm.

 

 MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel on Monday 12th  at 7.30pm

 

LEGION OF MARY continue to meet every Wednesday evening in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel at 8pm. New people always welcome.

 

LOCAL Film director, Gerard Barrett, recently launched a new App for his old collegeat St Michael’s.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Athea/Mountcollins U21 team who were crowned West U21 A football Champions on 3rd Dec. 2016 in Mick Neville Park.

 

JUDGE: Second confirmed judge for the Lip Sync Battle is Athea's Nelius Stackpoole – Presenter, Producer, Social & Digital Media Editor with SPIN South West.

 

AGM of Athea & District Credit Union will take place on Friday, December 16th at 7pm in the Credit Union Office. All members are invited to attend.

 

POETRY: Pat Given recently launched his poetry book, called Stocktaking.

 

MERCY MOUNTHAWK CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE: Featuring the Mercy Mounthawk School Choir. Wednesday December 14th at 7.30pm in Our lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street.

 

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care in University Hospital Kerry. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075. Donations accepted on the day.

 

DON’T BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS: Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10 am to 10 pm. LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents. All calls completely confidential.

 

AGM of the Great Southern Trail was held in Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale on Thursday November 17 2016 with attendance from West Limerick and North Kerry being present. The AGM elected the following officers: Cathaoirleach, Liam O’Mahony; Vice Chairman, Denis McAuliffe; Secretary, Jim Barrett; Treasurer, Pádraig Ó Condúin; North Kerry Convenor, Michael Guerin; Walks Organiser, Eileen Woulfe. Cllr. Liam Galvin, Abbeyfeale and Joe O’Connor of Limerick City and County Council’s technical staff briefed the meeting on the forthcoming €400,000 upgrading of the Limerick section of the GST which will make it much more cycle friendly. Cllr. Jimmy Moloney, Listowel relayed the positive news that planning of the extension to Listowel has now received initial funding.

 

BOOK: The book Good Seed, Fertile Soil, edited by Brother John M Feheney was launched by Bishop Brendan Leahy at Rathkeale House Hotel on Saturday November 26 2016. There are almost 1,000 deceased religious people from West Limerick listed.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT ST. JOHNS: A Christmas Carol Recital by St. John's Choir will take place in St. John's Church, Tralee on Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) at 8.30 pm. St John's choirs have also been invited to perform with Red Hurley at Siamsa Tire on Monday 19th December. The choirs will perform some seasonal pieces from their repertoire as well as joining Red Hurley in some of his well known songs.

 

THOUGHT: ONE MUST BEAR HARDSHIP IN ORDER TO RIPEN, from Fr. Kevin.

 

Vincent Van Gogh was only 37 when he died.  The following day, eight of his friends came and decked the small room where his coffin lay with some of his paintings.  It was only then they realised how beautiful they were.   Vincent had a very difficult life.  He knew loneliness, poverty and mental illness with very few friends to support him.  Now that he was dead as often happens everybody was full of praise for his talents. He once said “I THINK THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT LOSE COURAGE AND WHO DO NOT BECOME INDIFFERENT RIPEN THROUGH IT.   ONE MUST BEAR HARDSHIP IN ORDER TO RIPEN.  MOST PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME CONSIDER ME A FAILURE.  STILL, LIFE IS ONLY A KIND OF SOWING, THE HARVEST IS NOT HERE”.  Today his canvasses are almost beyond price.  Yet only one was sold while he was still alive.  It was sold for few hundred francs.  Vincent certainly did not reap an earthly harvest, but he lovingly showed us how to allow the Lord to gift and bless us in spite of our moods and sickness.  Week three of Advent can make us more patient with our weaknesses and contradictions.  Bless us Lord Jesus as we wait and prepare for Christmas.

 

 

 

JOURNAL: The first edition of the West Limerick Heritage Journal was launched by Newcastle West historian John Cussen, at Newcastle West Library on Friday November 25 2016.

 

MUSIC: On the Highway to Nowhere is the title of the new 20 track album from singer/songwriter George Langan. The album includes tributes to Johnny Donegan, Mick Enright, Gene Stuart, Brendan Shine, and Philomena Begley.

 

 

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, February 03, 1900; Page: 2

 

CREAMERY SHARES

 

INTERESTING ACTION AT THE LISTOWEL QUARTER SESSIONS. At the Listowel Quarter Sessions, before Mr J J Shaw, Q .C , County Court Judge, a number of interesting actions for the recovery of shares in connection with ,the Newtownsandes Co-operative Society, were heard. The defendants were: —Wm Stack, Mrs M Flaherty, and Laurence Buckley and Edmund Stack.

 

Mr E J McElligott, B L, (instructed by Mr F Creagh, solr.,) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr John Condon, solicitor, represented the defendants.

 

Mr M J Nolan, J P, examined by Mr McElligott , said that in the case of Wm. Stack he was aware that the defendant paid a first call of £6 5s-, which was portion of his shares of £25 in the society. The present action was to recover another sum of  £6-5s—  which, was a subsequent call on the outstanding amount of the shares due to the society. This call was  made at a meeting of the committee of the society held on the 10th August last, at which Mr Stack was present as a member of the committee. At that meeting a resolution was passed, making a call upon those shares, which resolution he read from the minute book. The way in which the amount of the shares was generally paid was by deducting the amount from the milk supply of the shareholders every month. But in consequence of some little friction at the creamery some time-since, Mr Stack left, and sent his milk to another creamery.

 

Mr Condon: What position did you hold at that meeting?  Witness: I was president or chairman. Do you hold any other position in the society? —I am treasurer. And secretary?—-No; Mr De Lacy is secretary since July. He is manager and secretary now. Were you present at the meeting that was held at which Mr Stack's shares were allotted? —No. I was away at the time.

 

 Do you produce any record showing the allotment to Mr Stack?—Yes, the share book. Was the meeting hold on the 8th or 10th Aug. an ordinary committee meeting?—Yes. Do you produce any minute in your books showing the purpose for which this meeting was held? —I think it was an ordinary monthly meeting. Was that the only intimation he got about the necessity for this call?—Mr Stack was present at the meeting himself, and I believe he got more intimation.  Do you produce any minute of a circular directed to Mr Stack, showing that the object of this meeting was to call in shares?—The manager will be able to tell you that. Mr Thomas De Lacy, in reply to Mr McElligott, said he was appointed secretary and manager of the society on the 24th July, 1899. He wrote up the minutes of the 10th August, 1899. Mr. Stack was present at that meeting. Mr McElligott: Did Mr Stack at that meeting make any objection to this call?—No.

 

Had he been sending his milk to another creamery since — He was sending  his milk to another creamery before I was appointed.

 

Did you post a circular similar to that one (producing a circular) to the shareholders of the society?  Mr Condon: No; not that one.

 

Witness: No that one was sent round by hand. There was another one sent round by post. The application in Mr. Stack's case, was for £6 5s., and was given to a boy named David Connor who was in the society's employment to post. It was undoubtedly sent to Stack and those other parties here sued. Mr Creagh, solicitor, also made an application.

 

 To Mr Condon: The committee he alluded to was the committee of an ordinary meeting. Did they at an ordinary meeting resolve to call shares?—Yes; I think it was an ordinary meeting. How many were at it? Mr McElligott—Eight. Mr Condon: I take it then that it was in accordance with the resolution of this ordinary meeting that this circular was sent out. Are you familiar with the rules of the committee of management —I didn't study the rules. Mr Condon remarked that there was no general meeting any how since then, and that this call was sprung upon some of them.

 

David Connor said he was in the employment of the society. He remembered getting some circulars from De Lacy to post. He didn't know what month it was. He posted all the circulars given to him at the Newtown Post Office. To Mr Condon: He did not recollect posting one to Mr Stack. He checked them with a list De Lacy had in his pocket. Do you swear you posted a notice to Mr Stack? I could not swear-it. To Mr McElligott: He was of opinion that these circulars included one to Mr Stack.

 

Mr Condon said that these proceedings against Mr. Stack were, to say the least, somewhat peculiar. He was a man who took a very great interest in getting up this creamery. In the beginning it seems to have been going on all right, and was then under the patronage of the parish priest, but unfortunately friction arose , and like a good many local industrial schemes dissension prevailed, and this society has now formed itself into a company of one man. In his various public duties there is no man who has a greater admiration for Mr. Nolan than he had; but in connection with this matter he did not think the position of Mr. Nolan was as honourable one. Mr. Nolan was a man whose public duties, as everybody know, were many and varied, but still he found time to occupy almost all the available positions in this society—for what ends he could not say. At all events, Mr. Stack, who, although he has not so many alphabetical initials to his name as Mr M J Nolan, may be as capable and intelligent a creamery manager, and also the respected parish priest had to be removed, with the result that what was once a flourishing institution has now dwindled down to a position which made it necessary to call in all the outstanding shares. Everybody well knew that this result was due to the course of management adopted by the committee of one. The "call' that is made here against Mr. Stack has not been made, in a legal way, or in accordance with the conditions of the rules of management. It is true that at an ordinary committee meeting of five or six members a sort  of hole and corner gathering—in a society of over 100 shareholders—this resolution  or "ukase" was-drafted, but the committee had nothing to  do with the finances of the society. The committee mentioned in the rules meant the committee of management, and as this was not a general meeting, the action of the meeting was ultra vires in passing this resolution.

 

Mr William Stack, cross examined by Mr Condon, said he was one of the subscribers of the society, and a committee man. He continued to send his milk there up to last May; except on another occasion, when some trouble arose, and Mr Nolan acted  as chairman for a couple of months. Mr. Nolan then: became president, but he could not be president. The parish priest has been removed and the institution has dwindled down ever since. He got no notice that there was to be

 

a meeting for a call for shares on that day; (See paper for more)

 

 

 

Some more paper extracts;

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2016/12/09/flaherty-in-the-papers/

 

 

 

Advent hymn

 

http://blog.adw.org/2016/12/advent-hymn/

 

 

 

MASSES FROM CHRISTMAS EVE TO NEW YEAR 2016

 

 

 

CHIRSTMAS EVE

 

 

 

MOYVANE                          6.00pm                 Family Mass especially for our youngest Parishioners

 

 

 

                                                                                    All ages welcome

 

 

 

                                              

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE                   7.30PM                 Christmas Eve – Vigil Mass with Choir

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MOYVANE                          9.00pm                 “Midnight Mass” with Choir

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS DAY

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE                   10.00am                             

 

 

 

MOYVANE                          11.00am                                            

 

 

 

ST STEPHTENS DAY         7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

Tue 27th                                 11.00am                              Moyvane

 

 

 

Thur  29th                             7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

Fri 30th                                   7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

Sat 31st                                  7.30pm                                 Moyvane

 

 

 

NEW YEAR’S DAY             10.00am                               Knockanure

 

 

 

                                                11.00am                               Moyvane

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH OFFICE CHRISTMAS OPENING HOURS:

 

 

 

                OPEN                                                                                                    CLOSED

 

 

 

Monday 19th Dec                              10am – 12noon                                 Wednesday 21st Dec

 

 

 

Tuesday 20th Dec                              10am - 1pm                                        Friday 23rd Dec

 

 

 

Thursday 22nd Dec                            10am – 1pm                                       Monday 26th Dec – St. Stephen’s Day

 

 

 

Thursday 29th Dec                            10am – 1pm                                       Tuesday 27th Dec

 

 

 

Friday 30th Dec                                   10am – 1pm                                       Wednesday 28th Dec

 

 

 

Tuesday 2nd Jan                                 10am – 1pm                                       Monday 2nd Jan – Holiday Monday

 

 

 

Thursday 5th Jan                                10am – 1pm                                       Wednesday 4th Jan

 

 

 

                                                                                                                                Friday 6th Jan – Holy Day

 

2016 December 7 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: For Moyvane/Knockanure Care of the Aged will be in the Marian Hall on Wed 7th Dec at 10am.  To book ring Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 12th Dec beginning with Mass at 12noon, followed by dinner and music by Stevie Donegan. If attending ring 49799.  All welcome.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR: Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th December 2016.  Doors open 8 p.m.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec.  For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

 

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party in Athea, will take place on Wednesday, December 7th.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY – The Christmas Senior Citizens Party will take place in The Community Centre Tarbert on Sunday 11th December.

 

SVP. Collection weekend 10th & 11th the St. Vincent De Paul Church Gate Collection will be taken up at all Masses.   

 

CLOUNMACON ANNUAL COMMUNITY MASS & PARTY: Is taking place in their Community Centre on Friday night Dec. 16th at 7.30 p.m.

 

LOTTO results for Friday 2nd December. No winner of €16,500 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 18, 21, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;  1. Martina O'Connor, Kilcoleman, Asdee; 2. Adam & Kay Relihan, 96 O'Connell’s Ave; 3. Steve Smith, c/o Ploughmans Bar, Abbeyfeale; 4. John Looney, Clounmacon and 5. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin's Bar. Next draw to held on Friday 9th of December with the jackpot of €16,600.

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home. We will need the messages in by the 12th of Dec. text 087/6173000

 

RECENT DEATHS: Kathleen Dillon, Gortcreen. Eileen Kelly nee Galvin, Bray, Wicklow, late of Gortcreen. Nora Leahy nee Mulvihill, Tralee, late of Ballygologue Rd. Joan Walsh, The Square

 

Mary Noyce nee Walsh, Essex, late of Coilbee. Stevie Walsh, late of Greenville / Ballybunion & Milton Keynes. John L. Sullivan, Whetstone, London late of Ennismore

 

SYMPATHY:  To Marian Quinn, Woodgrove on the death of her uncle Richie Martin, Glin who died on 21st November 2016.

 

DEATH occurred on 27th November 2016 of Phil Scanlon (neé Moloney), Oak Park, Ennis and formerly of Renagisha, Kilmaley and Kilburn, London. Wife of the Late Tom Scanlon of Moyvane. Survived by her sisters, Susan, Peggy and Patricia and her brother, Michael. She will be sadly missed her sister-in-law Julie, brothers-in-law Tom, James, Tom and Con, her nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews,  and great-grandnieces.

 

DEATH of Sr. Goretti Frances Stack of Convent of Mercy, Military Road, Waterford City, and Moyvane. Sr. Goretti  died unexpectedly on Nov. 29, 2016 at University Hospital Waterford; survived  by her brother Tom (U.S.A.), sister-in-law Mary, nephew Alan, cousins, relatives and friends and her Mercy Community.  Funeral Mass was celebrated on Saturday at the Convent Chapel, followed by burial in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner. Sympathy to Stevie & Phil Stack & Family on the death of Sr. Goretti Stack.

 

DEATH of Nora Leahy nee Mulvihill Died 30th November 2016. Ashgrove, Ballyvelly, Tralee and late of Ballygologue Road, Listowel. Predeceased by her husband Patsy Leahy. Survived by her children Eileen, Sean, Margaret, Mary, Noreen, Breda and Pat, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces.

 

DEATH of Brendan Ferriter took place in his native Ballyferriter, Dingle. Requiem Mass took place on Tuesday 22 November 2016 at Ballyferriter Church for Brendan.   Burial afterwards in Dún Urlann, Cemetery. Many in Athea will remember him from his time teaching in Knocknagorna.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Stack, Mikie Holly, Margaret Dillane, Kay Holloway, Peggy Sheehan, Jackie Healy Rae, Tim Kennelly, Bridie Campbell, James O’Connor, Nora Foran, Breda Cunningham, Fr. Liam Hayes, Jane Desmond, Johnny Broderick, Peggy Moriarty, Tom O’Connell, Derry Tatten, Peggy O’Connor, Tom J ODonoghue, John P Fitzgerald, Tom Relihan, Betty Neuman, Pat Brosnan, Fr. Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald. Mass Moyvane;   Mon 5th at 7.30pm for Alice Hanrahan, her sister Kay Clifford, Glin & London, Thomas Hanrahan, his son Con & his wife Peggy, U.S.A.

 

Wed 7th at 7.30pm, VIGIL:  Maureen Foley. Thurs 8th at 11.00am, Feast of the Immaculate Conception – Patrick Scanlon. Fri 9th at 7.30pm,             Jer Mulvihill, & his mother Margaret &

 

Pat & Mary Hanrahan. Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Joe O’Connell & the Deceased

 

Members of the O’Connell Family. Sun 11th at 11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty.

 

Knockanure Mass: Tues                6th at 7.30pm for May, Jack & Sheila O’Connor. Thurs 8th at 10.00am     

 

Feast of the Immaculate Conception for Tom Relihan, his parents Jeremiah & Annie.

 

Sun 11th at 10.00am for P.J. Nolan.

 

THE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION – CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY in Moyvane:   On Sat 10th Dec, immediately after Mass, the Christmas Tree lights will be switched on! All welcome.  Weather permitting.

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR Friday 9th & Saturday 10th Dec. at the Boy’s School Hall doors opened at 8pm.

 

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH O’NEILL SISTERS: Wednesday 14th December at 7.30 in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff.

 

ST VINCENT DE PAUL, Listowel,  will be hosting a Christmas “Giving Tree” Morning Tea event on Tuesday the 13th December 2016, between 10am and 1pm. An open invitation is warmly extended to all, to leave an item under the “Giving Tree” and enjoy the complimentary service of coffee, tea and scones.  The “Giving Tree”, will provide all visitors to the Seanchaí Centre, the opportunity to donate non-perishable items suitable for packing into St Vincent de Paul Christmas hampers.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Jumble Sale Will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm. Grandparents Tea Party, Wednesday December 14 from 3-5pm.

 

ICA had a very successful Family Fun Day . Great excitement at the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus. Tommy the Magician entertained both children and adults. Lots going on in the hall including the draw with the following winners: 1st prize  Hamper worth €100 sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-Op won by Betty Lynch.  2nd prize Turkey sponsored by Tom and Eileen Roche won by Sonia Gallagher. 3rd prize Christmas ham sponsored by Noel Stack Butcher won by Katelyn Lynch. 4th prize Christmas Cake made by Noreen Roche ICA was won by Kitty Fitzgerald.  'Sweets in the Jar' was won by Diarmuid Lynch and the name of the Teddy winner was Mícheál Mulvihill. 

 

SENIOR CITIZEN COMMITTEE:  Thanks to all who attended our Annual Christmas Party.  A special word of thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us.  This party would not be the success it is without every Business in the Parish supporting us with spot prizes etc.  Thanks also for the continued support of our main sponsors:  Newtownsandes Co-Op, Terry Dunne – Holly’s Gala, Marian Hall Committee, Irish Wire, ICA Guild & The Development Association.  We wish each and every one a very Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year.

 

DANCING IN THE AFTERNOON:  There will be an Afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse with dancing to Noel Cronin on Sunday, December 11 from 3-6pm.  Raffle and Teas served.

 

FARMERS’ MARKET:  We are hoping to have a Christmas Market on Friday, December 16 and a call has gone out to stallholders to join us on the day, so far we have Martin’s Organic Jams, Dee and Sue with their knitted and crochet goods and Mido’s jewellery stall.

 

GLÓRACH NOTES:  The AGM of the Glórach Community Theatre will take place in the Cliabhán building at the Glórach on Tuesday, December 13 at 7 pm.

 

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE:  An Evening of Christmas Carols and Music in the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale Sunday, December 11, at 7pm.  Admission free.   Hampers being raffled on the night in aid of youth activities in our Parish. Please support this wonderful evening.

 

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:   Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, December 7 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION presents “O Holy Night” with soloists Miriam Murphy and Edel Crowley, Sopranos. Sunday Dec 11th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, Tralee.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 6th Dec. Louder than Bombs, a film; Wed. 7th Human Rights Film Awards Shortlist 2016. Thursday 8th, Fellow Pynins, a folk duo from Oregan. Fri. 9th Conal Gallen- Only Joking. Scrooge/ The Lion King, directed by Jo Jordan, on 12th, 13th, 14th, 19th, and 20th.

 

TRALEE 800: the 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church on Saturday December 10th will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne to mark Tralee 800.

 

VIGIL: Dec 7: The 44th Annual Eucharistic All-Night Vigil at Knock Shrine

 

will take place on Wednesday 7th December, beginning with confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation from 10pm, followed by Vigil at midnight in the Basilica with Rosary, Candlelight Procession, Stations of the Cross and Holy Hour with Fr. Brendan Walsh, S.C.A. Concelebrated Mass will then take place at 4am with Fr. Freddy Warner, S.M.A.

 

CAROLS: Dec 9th: Adare Carol Service in the Holy Trinity parish church at 8pm.

 

Liam Lawton will be in concert at the Redemptorists on Friday Dec 9th.

 

Dominicans Holy Hour, December 10th 3-4pm at St. Saviours Church, Limerick.

 

Dec 11th: Raheen Carol Service on Sunday December 11th at 6.30 pm in Raheen Church.

 

The well known annual 'Live Crib in Adare' will be held on Sunday December 18th – 2pm to 5pm.

 

LIGHTS: Noonan’s Lights; Tony, Hannah & Siobhán held holding their annual Children’s Christmas Party on Sunday Dec. 4th at 4pm. Santa will arrived by sleigh with a Garda escort. The Carrigkerry Wrenboys will entertained the crowd .

 

CONCERT: Glin Tidy Towns invite you to come and enjoy a great night of entertainment in Glin Parish Church on Friday 16th December. BAGATELLE will perform their greatest hits and will be joined by our very own JOHN SHEAHAN of THE DUBLINERS fame

 

FEAST OF THE IMMACULATE CONCEPTION OF B.V.M.: on Thursday , December 8th It is a Holy Day of obligation. Vigil Mass, Listowel on Wednesday evening at 6.15 p.m. and Masses on Thursday  at 10.30 a.m. & 1.10 p.m. lunch time.  (note times)

 

CHRISTMAS MASS FOR KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS CENTRE: Wednesday next (Dec. 7th ) at 1.30 p.m. & in Woodford on Friday evening next (Dec. 9th ) at 6.00 p.m.                                 

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact 066 7180123.

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel, Listowel from 3pm to 6pm. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 6th Dec. 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 7th Dec. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thursday 8th Dec. 8.00pm-10.00pm

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Friday 9th Dec. to Sunday 11th Dec.(bookings also available for Saturday 10th Dec.). Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 11 at St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale from 10am -1pm.  Cakes, breads, jams etc., can be handed into Batt Harnett, The Square or Mairead Daly (086 8594983) on Saturday, December 10.

 

LIONSEÁL/BOOK LAUNCH. “Óglaigh Chill Airne 1913-1916” Tomás B Ó Luanaigh, as part of the “Echoes of Easter” Irish language series. Cill Airne ag Dr. Tim Horgan i Gaelscoil Faithleann, An Pháirc , Dé Luain, 5ú lá de mhí na Nollag ar 7.00pm. I dTrá Lí ag Donie O’Sullivan, Meadowlands Hotel, Páirc an Dair, Dé hAoine, an 9ú ar 7.00pm.

 

PILGRIMAGE: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima: for the Centenary of the Fatima apparitions. Led by Bishop Ray Browne from May 10th to 17th 2017.Contact Maureen Hardy at 066 7131328 or Email: norardy@premiertravel.ie

 

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now . Accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy or diabetes, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life like bereavement are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for application is the 31st of October.  Further information can be found on the website: http:// www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or from Ashley on 086 1030740 or Ruth on 087 2809833.

 

KING OF THE BORO…..COME ON HOME JERRY: From Fr. Kevin;   I must confess that the absence of Jerry Brosnan from Sunday and daily Masses due to his time in Hospital in Limerick and Listowel has been apparent.  Jerry always had a word, a bit of banter, a blessing to share with all of us after the Masses.  I was so proud of Moyvane GAA Club who last Thurs night gathered in the Club room for a Mass for their ‘Hero and Legend’ - the one and only Jerry.  His enthusiasm and love of Moyvane is overwhelming.  Jerry we need you back soon, may God’s healing grace continue to bless you, Nodie and all the family at this time.

 

KERRY News 1894-1941, Friday, March 30, 1900; Page: 4

 

BALLYBUNION v NEWTOWNSANDES

 

Two matches in connection with the Listowel football and hurling tournament were listed for discussion on Sunday last, but for some unaccountable reason one of the teams (Newcastle West "Lord Edwards") did not put in an appearance, so that one of the contests fell through. The other football match between Ballybunion and Newtownsandes, however, was played off, and was witnessed with a good deal of interest. It was on the whole a well-contested game, particularly during the first half hour;

 

Details—Play commenced shortly before three o'clock. Newtownsandes winning choice of sides played with the incline, and in slight breeze in their favour. For twenty minutes the play was of the most even description, neither side gaining the slightest advantage, until Newtownsandes scored their first point after a very stiff tussle with the Ballybunion backs, who with the goal keeper worked splendidly during the game. For the next eight or nine minutes the play changed quickly, from one end of the field to the other. Newtownsandes lost several opportunities of scoring. Before half time was called they scored their second and last point, leaving the play :

 

Newtownsandes - - - 2 pts. Ballybunion - - - nil.

 

 On play being resumed it was evident that the Ballybunion men from the stand they made during the first half would have matters much as they liked. Within two minutes after the resumption of play they had scored a goal and a point, and a few minutes afterwards being awarded a fifty yards, Brennan connected it into a minor. For the following twenty minutes the play was of a more even character. The Newtownsandes men made several excellent raids into their opponent’s territory, but without adding to their record. Ballybunion annexed another minor before time was called, leaving the final score : Ballybunion - - 1 goal 4 pts '(7 pts). Newtownsandes - 2 pts

 

The teams were :—  Ballybunion—J Lavery (captain) ; W Lavery, J M'Mahon, J Mulvihill, J Foley, J Mahony, M Denihan , T Costelloe, Ml Quinlan, W Fitzmaurice, J Brennan, J Collins, J Beasley, D Walsh, E Murphy, M O'Brien and T M'Elligott.

 

 Newtownsandes—M O'Connor (captain) ; P O'Connor, M J O'Connor, W McGrath, M Fitzgerald, M Mahony, E Connor, J Mulvihill, W Murphy, P Shanahan, M O'Connor, James Horgan, Dineen, W Keane , T Hanrahan,. D M'Enery and D Grady.

 

Mr Thomas F O'Sullivan referred the match, and the other officials were—goal umpires—Messrs W Dillon and J Curtin; linesmen—Messrs P O'Connor and P Foley.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner , June 09, 1966; Page: 11

 

T. B. O'CONNELL RACINC MANAGER AT LIMERICK

 

Mr. Thomas Brendan O'Connell, The Square, Abbeyfeale, has been appointed Racing Manager of the Limerick Greyhound Track. He is well known as a slipper, having officiated at several of the principal cup meetings in the country, and had the distinction of being the youngest Clipper in Ireland.

 

He comes from a family long connected with greyhounds and his mother, Mrs. Bridget O'Connell owned the famous coursing dog "Rebel Abbey", who was never beaten In 32 courses, and winner of the Tanist Cup. The Iveragh Cup, the Desmond Cup, the Scottish Welcome Cup, the Loc Garman Cup. and the Cork Cup.

 

He is also keenly Interested In all forms of sport and is a former Intercounty minor and senior footballer and he also represented the county in badminton He was a rugby player of note having played with Castleisland and Bohemians. He took part in athletics and distinguished himself in the long Jump.

 

Mr. O'Connell is a former pupil of St. Ita's College. _Abbeyfeale. Rockwell College and  Pallaskenry Agricultural.

 

NOTE; Ned Mulvihill of Knockanure, bred Rebel Abbey, his wife was aunt of T. B. O’Connell.

 

2016 November 30th Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 1st Dec at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec.  For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

 

PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday Dec. 2nd, The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, on Tues 29th Nov at 7pm.   

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

 

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION William St., will hold its Christmas Shop on Wednesday 30th November from 10am, onwards.

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 25th November 2016. No winner of the €16,400 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 14, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Helen O'Brien, Scrathan, Duagh; 2. Thady Lane, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna,; 3. Bridget Caffrey, c/o Kevin's ; 4. John & Mai Quirke, Rathoran; 5. Buddy Barry, Caherhayes, Abbeyfeale.

 

Next draw to be held on Friday 2nd December with jackpot to be €16,500.

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Michael Finnegan, Brosna at his untimely passing. RIP

 

DEATH took place on 24th November 2016 of Jim Hudson of 6 Ashgrove, Listowel, and late of Kilbaha Moyvane. Son of the late Richard and Catherine and brother of the late John. Survived by sisters Kathleen, Bridie, and Margaret, brother Richard, brothers-in-law Jim Quinn and Jim Lyons, sister-in-law Olivia, nephew and niece. Requiem Mass for Jim was celebrated by Fr. Kevin PP on the 26th of November at Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, Stephen Donegan sang the hymns and played to organ. Jim Hudson was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES; Mary Carmody, Bridie Quille, Una Dore, Ann Maria de Bilde, Mikey Fitzgerald, Josie Lyons, Mark Flaherty, Fr. John J Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Finbar Carmody, Eileen Collins, Mary Manning, Ellen Vaughan, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Julia Leahy, Rita Fitzmaurice, Sr. Maria Costelloe, Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Betty Coughlin, Ollie Leahy, Tommy Foley,

 

Mass in Moyvane: Mon                28th at 10.00am, Mass of Thanksgiving.7.30pm    Michael Dore, his daughter

 

Kathleen & sons John & Mike; Tues 29th at 10.00am for Mícheál & Margaret Mulvihill, Wed 30th at 7.30pm for Kathleen O’Connor; Fri 2nd at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Peggy & Michael Sheehan; Sun 4th at 11.00am for John Behan.

 

Mass in Knockanure: Tues 29th at  7.30pm, Mass honouring and remembering those whose Funerals

 

took place in our Parish since last November; Sun  4th at  10.00am for Sr. Rose Flynn, of Liverpool & Duagh.

 

THANK YOU:  The family of the late Michael McNamara (Fr. Kevin’s first cousin) wish to convey a great sense of gratitude for your prayerful support since Michael’s death on 31st of October and whose funeral was celebrated by Fr. Kevin last Monday 21st.  Thanks to all who sent cards and in particular to the thoughtful parishioner who sent a delicious Christmas cake which was enjoyed by the family.  May Michael rest lovingly in the presence of the Lord.

 

CHIRSTMAS STOCK:  Advent Calendars which heralds the countdown to the birthday of Jesus now on sale in the Parish Office with a collection of Christmas items.  Maybe grannies & grandads could share these calendars with their grandchildren. 

 

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 3rd/4th in aid of the Diocesan Youth Service.

 

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, December 7th. Please give your names to Rose at Brouder’s Shop or Peggy Casey.

 

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY – The Christmas Senior Citizens Party will take place in The Community Centre Tarbert on Sunday 11th December.

 

BEST WISHES to Betty and Jim Fitzgerald of Moyvane who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Best wishes also to John Joe Relihan of Bedford on his 80th birthday.

 

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX will hold a Christmas All Wrapped up on Sun Dec. 4th featuring a variety of Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion and More with a visit from Santa.  Anyone interested in exhibiting contact Mirium on 087 9421862 or Geraldine on 087 2684540

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Tuesday 29th November An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture 7-9 p.m.  Wednesday 30th November Christian Morality  7 to 8.30 p.m.

 

DOWN SYNDROME KERRY ARE HOSTING Strictly Come Dancing Friday 2nd December in the

 

INEC Killarney.  Doors open 7.30 p.m.  Show at 8 p.m. For tickets: 064 6671555 or 0876344829

 

LISTOWEL BAZAAR: Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th December 2016.  Doors open 8 p.m.

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: O HOLY NIGHT: in Castleisland Parish Church on Monday 5th December.  Doors open 7 p.m. in aid of Brosna Church Renovation Fund.

 

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH O’NEILL SISTERS: Wednesday 14th December at 7.30 in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff.

 

TRALEE 800: the 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church on Saturday December 10th will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne to mark Tralee 800.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact 066 7180123.

 

SHOW: Newcastle West and District Lions Club presents an evening with Rebecca Storm, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West on Sunday December 4, at 7.30pm.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 11 at St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale from 10am -1pm.  Cakes, breads, jams etc., can be handed into Batt Harnett, The Square or Mairead Daly (086 8594983) on Saturday, December 10.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE The monthly meeting of the Meala Bereavement Group takes place on Wednesday. November 30 at 8pm. All welcome. Grandparents Tea Party. A Christmas Grandparents Tea Party will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. December 14 from 3-5pm More details to follow in the coming weeks, Jumble Sale will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm.  More details to follow shortly.

 

FAIR: Christmas Craft Fair / Old Fair Day Glin: continues to follow tradition with the Old Fair Day being held on the 1st Saturday in December.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. All Welcome.

 

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel, Listowel from 3pm to 6pm. MASS for Joseph Lambert, Wexford will take place at 10.30am. on Tuesday 29th November Joseph was one of the founding members of the Listowel Adoration Group and other group throughout Ireland.

 

OCTOBER STOCKTAKING Launch of book of poetry by Pat Given, Listowel at St. John’s Saturday 3rd Dec. at 8pm. All welcome.

 

BOOK LAUNCH ‘BEHIND THE FACE’: Stories of International People living in Kerry. Authors—Mary Carroll, Sinead Kelleher and Susan McElligott. Friday December 2nd, 6pm at Siamsa Tire. The Book   proceeds to Tralee International Resource Centre.

 

LIONSEÁL/BOOK LAUNCH. “Óglaigh Chill Airne 1913-1916” Tomás B Ó Luanaigh, as part of the “Echoes of Easter” Irish language series. Cill Airne ag Dr. Tim Horgan i Gaelscoil Faithleann, An Pháirc , Dé Luain, 5ú lá de mhí na Nollag ar 7.00pm. I dTrá Lí ag Donie O’Sullivan, Meadowlands Hotel, Páirc an Dair, Dé hAoine, an 9ú ar 7.00pm.

 

SLIABH Luachra Journal has recently been launched by Fr. Pat Moore.

 

FEALEBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Fealebridge & Headley's Bridge Co-Op will hold their 47th annual social on Friday, December 2 at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine.

 

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, December 7 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

 

PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE organised by Kerry Life and Family on the theme “Winning the Pro-Life-Battle” will take place in the Brandon Hotel on Saturday December 3rd from 2pm to 5,30pm. Speakers include: Anthony Murphy, Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, Kathy Sinnott and John Lacken. Admission Free.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net .

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues. 29th Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm.

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 30th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thursday 8th Dec. 8.00pm-10.00pm.

 

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Fri 9th Dec. to Sun 11th Dec. (Bookings also available for those who wish to attend Sat 10th only).

 

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE:  Leaflets on the Permanent Diaconate are available in both Churches.  It gives practical info on what Deacons do.  For info please email:  admin@dioceseofkerry.ie or write to Bishop Ray, Bishop’s House, Killarney, Co. Kerry. 

 

A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY Maryvale Institute International catholic College, a six-month distance learning course with two specialist modules on marriage and the family. Starting January 2017 for further information: tel: (0) 1213608118, email: mfcadmin@maryvale.ac.uk www.maryvale.ac.uk

 

 

 

ENTERPRISE weekend on Friday, November 25th from 6-9pm and on Saturday, November 26th from 11am – 2pm in the Listowel Community Centre. Over 90 exhibitors over the 2 days. On Friday evening – Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragon’s Den’ cuts the ribbon. Timmy Flaherty  entertained  with his banjo and Darragh O’Donnell of ‘Celtic Steps. Also Cookery demonstrations, hat making with Aoife Hannon (Milliner) and a fashion display and the Ballybunion Choir.

 

Saturday, the Listowel Church Choir, followed by Zumba dancing and Patrick O’Mahony of ‘Riverdance’ fame – Marc O’Shea and various sports stars had a sports panel discussion – and cookery demonstrations from ‘Lizzies Little Kitchen’ and TV3 fame! Entertainment from all the local secondary schools also.

 

CONCERT: Glin Church Christmas Concert 2016 The annual Glin Church Christmas Concert will be held this year on Friday, December 16th.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS 40TH ANNIVERSARY RE UNION: will take place on Sat Dec 17th in the Swanky Bar Tarbert 9pm sharp, with food, entertainment and Presentations This is a get together of all our Players, with our P.E Teacher/ Team Trainer Mr Jimmy Deenihan from the four Teams that won the Russell Cup [Kerry Colleges u15 Championship] in 1976 over St Michaels College Listowel, Won it again in 1977, over St Brendan’s College Killarney, but failed in their, bid for three in a row, losing in 1978 over St Michaels College. The Members of that u15 team, went on to win the Kerry Colleges County Cup, and Won a Munster Colleges Corn Na Carraige in 1978 over Youghal in Kanturk. The Previous year 1977, they lost out in the Munster Colleges to the same opposition in Banteer, Tarbert Comp missing a Penalty in the last kick of the Game [Costly].  They also lost by just one point to St Brendan’s College in the Dunloe Cup, [Kerry Colleges U16] and the Semi Final of the O’Sullivan Cup. There were talented players at that time and among them were John Kennedy, who won 3 All Ireland medals with Kerry in the mid ’80’s; Ciaran Culhane who played full back for Kerry Seniors in 1991, Pa Foley, while Mike Kissane, James Doherty, and John Kennedy won a Munster Minor Final in 1981.  While Tarbert man Liam Liddy won a Munster U21 Medal with Kerry in 1983 and Tom Quaid and Liam Long who played with the Limerick Senior Football Team.  Most of these Players went onto to win North Kerry Championship Medals, West Limerick Championships with their Clubs, and County Championship Medals with their Districts also.  Christy Killeen [ Milltown Malbay] and now with the Kerry County  Gaa Board, and Finbarr Carrig [RIP] also assisted with the training,

 

 

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, Thursday, April 26, 1934; Page: 3

 

KERRY P.P/s WILL LEAVES £200 FOR MASSES FOR HIS FLOCK

 

Very Rev. M. Keane, P.P., Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, who died on February 1 last, left £300 for Masses for the repose of his soul; £100 for Masses for the repose of the soul of his brother, the Rev. R. Keane; £200 for the repose of the souls of all to whom he himself had administered in the course of his life as a priest; £1,000 to the Most Rev. Dr. O'Sullivan, Bishop of Kerry, or the Catholic Bishop for the time being, in trust, for the repair, improvement, and renovation of Newtownsandes Catholic Church; £300 to the Catholic Bishop of Kerry to be invested, the income to be spent on clothes for poor children attending Newtownsandes and Knockanure national schools; £30 each to the Presentation Convents at Killarney, Listowel and Lixnaw, Co. Kerry; £100 to the Presentation Convent at Castleisland, Co. Kerry; £50 to the Sick and Infirm Priests' Fund in Kerry diocese (Rathmore Fund); and the same to the Maynooth Mission in China.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 08, 1957; Page: 10

 

 Knockanure and Moyvane National school students enjoyed their annual outing recently. Among places visited was Tralee. The outing was sponsored by Gael-Linn and the boys spoke nothing but Irish all day. Front row (left to right): S. O Nualiain, T. Mac Carthaigh, T. O Laoc_4iaJ E. Mac Gearailt, T. O MaoitonhichiL CO Ceallachain/M. O Conchubhair_, M. O Cearhaigh, M. O Mapilmhichil. Second row (left to right): M. O Conchubhair_, M. S. O Conchubhair, P. O Dubhda, P. O Luanaigh, L. Stac, E. O Flaithbheartaigh, C. Mac Coisdealbhaigh, T. O Scannlain, B. O Buachalla S. O Loinsigh, S. Mac Coisdealbhaigh. Third row (left to right): D._'.O Conchubhair, L. O h-Airtneide_, R. O Nuallain, P. O Cearbhaill_, P. O Coineallaigh, S. Mac Coisdealbhaigh, S. O _Loinsigh, M. O Murchadha, S. O Coileain, D. O Suilleabhain, S. O Guinidhe, S. Mac Sithigh,.S. Stack. Fourth row (left to right): Cormac O Laoghaire, O.SV D. de Barra, M. O Caileain, T. O Flaithbheartaigh, Ti t O h-Argain, S. de Barra, M. O Buachalla_, L. O Seasnain_, B. Stac/L. O h-Odhrain, M. de Barra, S. Stac.

 

 

 

From Fr. Sean Sheehy’s Notes, snippet of article;

 

   Advent is Jesus’ wake-up call to us through His Church. It’s the season when we prepare ourselves anew to welcome Jesus into our life. Through prayer, fasting and acts of charity we prepare ourselves to meet Jesus at the moment of our death hoping to be welcomed by His words: “Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the place prepared for you since the foundation of the world.”(Mt 25:34) So that Jesus’ welcome may ring in our ears, He warns us to, “Stay awake, therefore! You cannot know the day your Lord is coming.” (Mt 24:42) It’s the season when we clarify our identity, purpose, and destiny, realizing they’re in our hands. How do we do it? The words of a Mexican Prayer helps us: “I am only a spark/Make me a fire. I am only a string/ Make me a lyre. I am only a drop/ Make me a fountain. I am only an anthill/ Make me a mountain. I am only a feather/ Make me a wing. I am only a rag/ Make me a king.” Happy Advent! (frsos)

 

 

 

Knockanure School

 

https://youtu.be/KgahvUG6hr8

 

 

 

2016 November 23 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

  HOLY SOULS MASSES. Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Mon 21st 7.30pm; Thurs 24th 10am; Fri 25th 7.30pm. Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure:  Tues 22nd 7.30pm; Thurs 24th 7.30pm; Fri 25th 10am.  Vigil and Sunday Masses: Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th November

 

MASS for all who died during year; In Moyvane Church on Friday 25th at 7.30pm and in Knockanure Church on Tuesday 29th at 7.30pm.

 

GABRIEL FITZMAURICE is editor of Best Loved Poems, favourite poems from the South of Ireland, book contains many pictures from John Reidy and our President also contributes, Launch was in Listowel on Saturday last.

 

KIERAN DONAGHY, had a huge following at the signing of his book at Listowel also on Saturday, immediately after signing, he had to rush away to play a match.

 

FR. PAT drew a huge crowd to his book signing at the Arms on Friday last, glad to see how well he is progressing.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Callaghan Family, who are celebrating twenty years in business at the Arms Hotel.

 

CELEBRATIONS were held at Knockanure on Friday last to mark 50 years of the New School, Scoil Chorp Chriost, preparations were in progress for many weeks. Bishop Ray celebrated the Mass, assisted by Frs. Kevin, Tom and Brendan. The children’s Choir and local singers excelled themselves in singing and playing the hymns. The Principal, teachers and secretary of the school were actively involved and our sacristan, readers and many others were on duty behind the scenes. Without whose work the night would not what it was, a celebration of 50 years, for all the goodness achieved. There was regret too, for those who have passed away and for people for various reasons who could not attend.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Noreen Broderick, Padraig Tydings, Ned Bunce, Michael Joe Flaherty, Liam Collins, Con Riordan, Fr. John Horan, Mary Harnett, Mary O’Hanlon, Joan Mullane, Bridie Robinson, John Timothy Soules, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Fr. Michael O Leary, Mairead Carmody, Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce.

 

Mass  Moyvane:  Wed   23rd  at 7.30pm for Bridie Robinson (nee Walsh), Aughrim & Dublin (1st Anni).  Sat  26th  at 7.30pm for Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle. Sun  27th at 11.00am          Jer & Lizzy, brother Timmy & Deceased members of Buckley & Kiely Families.                

 

Mass Knockanure:  Sun 27th at 10.00am for John Moloney, New York & Woodford.

 

SANTA & MRS. CLAUS: on Sun 27th Nov 2pm – 4pm.  Guest appearance by ‘Tommy the Magician’.  Browse the Bric-a-Brac, book stall, bake sale (all homemade), children can play games etc. 

 

SET DANCING CLUB:  West Limerick Set Dancing Club monthly Ceili In Devon Inn Templeglantine on Sunday, November 23 at 4pm.   Music by Star of Munster Ceili Band. Everybody welcome, teas etc served.

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 18th November 2016. No winner of €16,300. Numbers drawn 2, 21, 26, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Sinead Sheehy, Iartubber, Duagh; 2. Jay & Millie Stack, c/o Breda Stack, Holly’s ;3. Peg Moloney, Tullahinal, Ballylongford;

 

4. Jamie & Aaron Moloney, Tarmons, Tarbert; 5. Diarmuid Lawlor, Doon Road, Ballybunnion.

 

Next  draw to be held on Friday 25th November with jackpot up to €16,400.

 

The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to thank all those who have supported the club to date.

 

PRAYER MEETING:  Moss and Janice Carrig will hold a Prayer Meeting in St. Mary's Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, November 27 at 3pm.

 

November's full moon was dubbed the “Supermoon” because its revolution brought it so near to the earth that it appeared 14 per cent bigger and 30 percent brighter than normal.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Thursday, November 24th  from 9.15pm.

 

CEILI DANCE will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Sunday, November 27th from 3pm to 6 pm. 

 

ROSARY Holy Cross, Athea Sunday, November 27th at 12.15pm.

 

PRAYER MEETING:  Moss and Janice Carrig will hold a Prayer Meeting in St. Mary's Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, November 27 at 3pm.

 

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, December 7th. Please give your names to Rose at Brouder’s Shop or Peggy Casey.

 

G S TRAIL; The AGM elected the following officers: Cathaoirleach, Liam O'Mahony; Vice Chairman, Denis McAuliffe; Secretary, Jim Barrett; Treasurer, Pádraig Ó Condúin; North Kerry Convenor, Michael Guerin; Walks Organiser, Eileen Woulfe.

 

LIGHTS, official opening of Noonan’s Christmas Lights in Templeglantine was on Friday November 18th.

 

FEATURING READINGS BY  BRENDAN KENNELLY

 

Duagh native and UCD historian Dr Mary McAuliffe will give a talk at 8pm on Thursday, November 24th in Duagh national school hall on Robert Dillon, from Lyreacrompane, who has now become known as the 'Fifth Kerryman' killed during the Easter Rising.

 

BEST WISHES to Jim O’Brien and family, Ballyhahill on receiving the top award for his aged cheddar cheese, at Listowel Food Fair.

 

GLÓRACH NEWS:  Due to popular demand the film based on the Siege of Jadonville in which local man Tadgh Quinn participated will be shown again on Sunday, November 27 at 7.30pm.  There will be no charge but donations for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission will be gratefully received.  Seats can be booked on 087 1383940.   .

 

MUSIC: On the Highway to Nowhere is the title of the new 20 track album from singer/songwriter George Langan, from Glenagragra. The album includes tributes to Johnny Donegan, Mick Enright, Gene Stuart, Brendan Shine and Philomena Begley.

 

CONCERT: West Limerick 102FM Community Radio will present their Harvest Concert at Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday November 23 at 8pm.

 

DAY for parish secretaries will be held on Tuesday Nov 29th 2016 in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 066 7134276 .An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Tues 22nd Nov 7.00pm-8.00pm. Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 23rd Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm. Bereavement Support Day “Be Gentle As You Walk With Grief”: Sat 26th Nov. 10am-4pm.

 

RETREAT: Facilitated by Noirin Ni Rian of Glenstal Abbey. At  St. John’s, Listowel, Saturday last about twenty attended. Noirin, had music, talks and discussions on November 19th from 10am-4pm.Dinner and tea included. Much of the talks and interactions, were of an Eastern flavour, with a bit of Latin, Irish and a smattering of shaker music.   

 

 ENTERPRISE TOWN:  Bank of Ireland are hosting an Enterprise Town Event at Listowel Community Centre on Friday 25th Nov from 6pm – 9pm and on Sat 26th of Nov from 11am – 2pm.

 

MEN:  Sports Partnership are delivering a men only physical activity programme at Teach Feile, New Street, Abbeyfeale on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm.  Further information 087 7558459.

 

SOCIAL FARMING:  This is the practice of offering family farms as a form of social services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health difficulties.  The farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farm’s chores and activities.  For further information call Stefanie or Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 62222.

 

TABLE QUIZ:  A table quiz in aid of Fr. Tim Galvin’s Sudan Mission will be held in Thomas T.J’s, New St. Abbeyfeale on Friday, November 25.  Raffle.  Quiz Master Lorcan Curtin.

 

GLÓRACH NEWS:  Preparations are well underway for our production of the John B Keane play, The Highest House on the Mountain.

 

 ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  Calling all bakers and jam makers, the annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 11 at St. Ita’s Hall from 10am -1pm.  Cakes, breads, jams etc., can be handed into Batt Harnett, The Square or Mairead Daly (086 8594983) on Saturday, December 10.

 

FEALEBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Fealebridge & Headley's Bridge Co-Op will hold their 47th annual social on Friday, December 2 at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine. Music will be provided by Heart & Soul, and there will be plenty of spot prizes to be won on the night.

 

HARVEST CONCERT:  PJ Murrihy, violinist Ann Phelan, Ella Maria O’Dwyer, Peter Burke, Tommy McAuley and Willie Relihan are the stars of a fundraising concert for WL102fm which is being held at the Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday, November 23. Doors open 7.30pm, show starts 8pm.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY – The Christmas Senior Citizens Party will take place in The Community Centre Tarbert on Sunday 11th December .

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact 066 7180123.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION WILL PERFORM A Christmas Celebration in St. John’s Church Ballybunion on Sunday 27th November at 7.30 p.m. This is a fundraising event organised by Parents Association St. Joseph’s Secondary School. 

 

SPECIAL MASS FOR DECEASED OF PAST YEAR in Listowel:  (Nov. 1st 2015 to Oct. 31st 2016 ) & whose requiem took place in Listowel church.  On Friday, Nov. 25th at 7.00 p.m, It is organised by the Parish Liturgy Group -view the List of 45 names (RIP) in the board in front of Our Lady’s Altar. There will be cuppa after the Mass in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

 

PRESENTATION MASS Bishop Ray and the Presentation Secondary students and Staff  were at last Sunday 12.00 noon Mass in Listowel in anticipation of Presentation Day which was on Monday, Nov. 21st they joined the Parish Choir at  this  mass. 

 

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD Rosary will be recited at 3pm each Sunday afternoon during November for all the nameless souls interned there. All are welcome.

 

FINUGE GAA ANNUAL MASS Will takes place on Tuesday next 22nd Nov. at 7.30pm. in their Finuge Club Hse..

 

THE LEGION OF MARY have started up and  meet each Wednesday  at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel, All welcome.

 

INVITATION TO MEDJUGORJE FOR 2017. June 21th ex Shannon. Spiritual directors: Fr. Joe Begley and Fr. Danny Broderick August 2nd. Ex Cork Youth Festival. Spiritual director Fr. John Keane Sept 20th.

 

Contact Tom Dennehy 0876468658 for further information.

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE. Diocesan pamphlet on the Permanent Diaconate.  Copies are available at the Parish Office or info at www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ARTICLES FOR CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER:  Articles, reports, photos and Christmas wishes are needed for the annual newsletter.  Please email to fealechurch@eircom.net before Wednesday, November 23.

 

SCHOOLS ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS: 150th Anniversary of Ballymacthomas N.S.

 

50th Anniversary of Flemby N.S. Day of Celebration will take place on Saturday 26th November 2016.

 

ALL WELCOME!!: On Monday, November 28 there will be an event from 7-9pm in Fr. Casey’s clubhouse celebrating life in the River Feale and its tributaries. The night is organised by Streamscapes (see streamscapes.ie) together with Feale Biodiversity, Abbeyfeale Anglers and Abbeyfeale Tidy Town.

 

NEW RAILWAY BOOK:  On Saturday, November 26 at 2p.m. all are welcome to the launch of a new book on the railways of West Limerick and North Kerry in Foynes.  The launch by Lady Geraldine Dunraven will take place in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum in commemoration of the then Earl of Dunraven being the first Chairman of the Limerick & Foynes Railway Company.  The book is primarily a photographic record of the railways which served the Limerick to Tralee route (now partially converted into the Great Southern Trail Greenway) along with the branch lines to Bruree, Croom, Mungret Cement Factory, Askeaton, Foynes, Fenit and Castleisland.  The book has been compiled by railway historians Jonathan Beaumont and Barry Carse who have sourced a very wide and representative selection of photographs to illustrate the publication which is being produced by Colourpoint Books.Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne ar an lá.

 

HISTORICAL LECTURE BY ABBEYFEALE NATIVE:  In a lecture entitled, “Landlords in Eighteenth-Century Limerick Poetry,” Dr. Úna Nic Éinrí  looked at the lives of the following Limerick poets of the 18th century – Fr. William English of Pallas Green, Seán Ó Tuama of Croom, Aindrias Mac Craith (An Mangaire Súgach) of Fantstown, Séamus Ó Dálaigh of Mungret and Tomás Ó Glíosáin of Adare.  These poets were united in their faith in the Stuart kings, who, according to them, would come to rule Ireland and overcome the British forces. However, they sometimes held opposing views on the mostly English, Protestant landlords in Limerick in their time.  In her talk Úna  explored their particular “take” on these matters. Dr. Nic Éinrí is a native of Abbeyfeale and holds primary and post-primary degrees from the National University of Ireland in Galway.  Her doctoral dissertation on 18th century Irish poetry was rewarded with a PhD by Queens University in Belfast. She works with passion at resurrecting and publishing 18th century Limerick poetry from manuscripts.

 

Lecture in the Arts Centre in Rathkeale on November 18. 

 

 

 

Limerick Leader 1905-current, Wednesday, July 17, 1957; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Boys And Girls

 

FORTY KNOCKANURE Irish fluently-speaking boys and girls of the Knockanure National School, County Kerry, were welcomed to the city by the Mayor, Mr. C. Keyes, N.T., at the Treaty Stone to-day. The children, who financed the bus tour out of Gael Linn pool funds run in the school, under their Principal, Mr. Cormac O Laoghaire, N.T., broke their journey historic places in the city.

 

Welcoming the children grouped round the Treaty Stone, the Mayor, speaking in Irish, complimented the teachers on the splendid work they were doing in sponsoring Irish-speaking 'bus tours, such as the one that day. This idea, he said, was a new approach to saving the national language, and considering the great interest taken in this new idea he had no doubt but that it would succeed. Knockanure school had set the example and they were actually pioneers in this unique idea of Irish-speaking tours and he hoped other schools, in country and city, would emulate this example. It was in the efforts of children like those gathered around the historic Treaty Stone, he said, that would eventually save the language.

 

TRIBUTE TO TEACHERS

 

The Mayor went on to pay special tribute to the teachers of the children, and he singled out the work of the principal, Mr. Cormac O Laoghaire, who was the guiding light behind the whole idea.

 

The teachers could be proud of the way they had taught these children, all of whom were fluent Irish speakers. Concluding, the Mayor said that the Irish language would not be fully saved in the class-room and it was only on Irish-speaking tours and such outings where the national language was the only language used that Irish would be kept alive. They must bring it into their historic places, speak it in the streets and not be ashamed to do so; only then would it be truly saved.

 

FIRST TO RUN DRAW

 

Mr. Cormac O Laoghaire told a "Limerick Loader" reporter that he believed the children of the Knockanure national school were the first one to run a Gael Linn pool draw themselves. The discount money of 3d. in the shilling was pooled In a school fund and later utilised to finance games and outings. The children were very enthusiastic about the idea and their parents were very interested In it, too, and Invested in the draw. He hoped the Idea would spread to other schools in the country, for he believed that it was one positive step in the saving of the language. The difficulty of saving the language in the class-room was, he added, all too apparent; a new approach must be made, and where better to begin with than with the children. He felt assured that this experiment would be a success.

 

SHOWN HISTORIC PLACES; The children, who were visiting Limerick for the first time, were shown historic places in the city by their teachers and nothing but Irish was spoken. The children were especially looking forward to their visit to Shannon Airport. When the Mayor, Mr. Keyes, had concluded his address of welcome, a little boy stepped forward and thanked the Mayor in Irish for receiving them at such short notice and in so cordial a manner.

 

2016 November 16 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retired on Monday 14th November 2016.  Mass at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a meal.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 4th November. No winner of 16,100 euro. Numbers drawn 1, 2, 24, 30. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each went to;1. John & Erika, Athea; 2. Brid Enright, Moyvane South; 3. John Looney, Clounmacon; 4. Conor Sheehan, Ballyhahill; 5. Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar, Moyvane.

 

Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 11th November. No winner of €16,200 jackpot.

 

Numbers drawn were 1, 16, 25 and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 euro each were:

 

1. Kathleen McCoy, c/o Ploughman, Abbeyfeale; 2. B. O'Connor, Templeglantine; 3. John Pierce, Ballybunnion, (Hollys Shop); 4. Breda Harley, c/o John Barry; 5. The 'Gunner' (Mick), Mike the pies

 

Next  draw to be held of Friday 18th with jackpot to be €16,300.

 

CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: will take place in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov. starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Maureen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

 

FR PAT MOORE LAUNCHES HIS NEW BOOK ‘Weathering A Storm', on Friday 18 Nov. at 7.30 in the Arms hotel. All welcome.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: AGM Tues 15th Nov at 8pm in the Marian Hall Moyvane.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sharon O’Connor of Tralee and John O’Connell of Ahalana, Moyvane on their recent marriage at St Brendan’s Church Tralee, Fr. Pat Lynch officiated. Best men Jack Buckley, Adrian O’Connell and Jason Buckley. Bridesmaids were Jacqui Quillinan, Lisa O’Connor and Amy O’Connor.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Marueen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season, text 087/6173000.

 

ART Competition at Moyvane Festival 2016; Brenda Fitzmaurice  judged the competition. First place winners in Knockanure National School were: Evan Rodgers, Conor Kennelly, Oran Stack, Grace Barrett, Brona O’Connor, Harry O’ Connor, Lucy Keane & Tara Enright. First place winners in Murhur National School were: Conor Mulvihill, Ellen Lally, Shiona Mulvihill, David Hunt, Aoife Scanlon, Cillian Hannon, Conor Kissane & Aine Sheehy.

 

MASS for Maurice Marian Collins was celebrated at Knockanure Church on 11 11 2016, celebrant was Fr. Kevin P.P and music and hymns was provided by Liam Corridan and Brid Stack. Maurice was born at Knockanure on 19th June 1954, died at his home in Alderwood Road, Tralee October 25th 2016. He worked in Alaska after training and came home to work at Tarbert Island and shortly after married Delia Rice, native of Tralee. Maurice was a stylish and skilful footballer and wore the No 3 jersey with Knockanure when they won The North Kerry Junior Championship in 1973. He was one of the five Collins brothers who played for Knockanure. When he moved to Tralee he became active with Austin Stack’s GAA Club. Coaching and helping with their teams. Father of current Austin Stack GAA footballer Michael, and former club footballers Mairead and Brid, and father-in-law of former Club Hurler, Finbarr Canty. Maurice had a great career as Club team Mentor to many teams ranging from underage to where he finished in Club management and mentoring with the senior Austin Stacks GAA team in 2006. In the nineties and early noughties those Juvenile teams were some of the most successful teams in the Club’s history, winning almost every competition in which they participated.  He was given a guard of honour by GAA supporters dressed in their gear at the removal from his home.

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the family of Maurice Collins, Late of a Tralee and formerly of Lisaniska, Kilmorna. At Maurice's untimely passing we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Maurice's wife Delia, his children Mairead, Michael and Brid, his brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Michael, his sisters Eileen, Kate and Margie, his grandchildren Aoife, Cian and Muiris and finally to his extended family.

 

Father of current Austin Stack GAA footballer Michael, and former club footballers Mairead and Brid, Maurice spent a great career as Club team Mentor to many teams ranging from underage to where he finished in Club management and mentoring with the senior Austin Stacks GAA team in 2006.

 

We extend our sympathies to his family and friends. RIP.

 

DEATH has taken place of Margaret Whelan (nee Lane) Pound Cross, Loughhill West, Co. Limerick, October 25th 2016. Suddenly at her Home. Wife of the late John. Survived by her loving sons Johnny, Eddie, Paddy and Paul, daughters Margaret and Martina, sisters and brother, daughters-in-law. son-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews. Requiem Mass on Friday 28th was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Loughill. Burial afterwards in Loughill Cemetery.

 

Margaret Whelan was daughter of Paddy Lane from Kilmorna.

 

SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Donal Kennelly, Castlebar, who is a first cousin to the Kennelly Family, Kilbaha.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora McMahon, Kitty Murphy, Michael Scanlon, Michael lucid, Ellen Connell, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Ann Looney, Mary O’Sullivan, Eugene Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Peter Lewis, Bridget O’Connor, Paddy Hurley, Hannah griffin, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Agnes Fitzgerald, Maimie Kennelly, Mary Moloney, Rita Kelly, Mary OMahony, Bridie Pace, Jeremiah Behan, Eileen O’Donoghue, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, Fr John O’Flaherty, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Weekday Masses:  Monday 14th to Sunday 20th November

 

Mass Moyvane; Mon 14th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls. Tues 15th at 10.00am for Holy Souls.                                                                Wed 16th at 7.30pm for Mary & Maurice Dowling, Tarbert & their son Hillary & Seán Larkin, Carrueragh.  Thurs 17th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls. Fri 18th at 10.00am for Richard Sheehan.

 

Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Johnny Meade. Sun 20th at 11.00am  for  Bridie Cambell, Aughrim. Knockanure Mass, Mon 14th at 12noon Deceased members of the Community Centre. Tues 15th at 7.30pm for Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha. Wed 16th at 10.00am for Holy Souls. Thurs 17th  at      10.00am  for Holy Souls. Sun  20th  at 10.00am for Holy Souls.

 

MASS Sunday at  12.30pm  Christmas Mass in Marian Hall.                                                                                                                              

 

BISHOP: Fri 18th  at 7.30pm Mass  for  50th Anniversary of opening of Scoil Chorp Chríost with Bishop Ray and celebrations afterwards. 

 

  THE LEGION OF MARY in Listowel will meet Wednesday 16th at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.                                                                            

 

KERRY INGREDIENTS a memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 16th Nov. at 8pm.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE at Knockaloucca, Duagh on Nov. 15th.

 

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD The Rosary will be recited in Teampill Ban Famine Graveyard at 3pm each Sunday during November.

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 14th November at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room Listowel.

 

ACTIVE RETIRED ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS will take place on Tuesday next Nov. 15th at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.  A special tribute will be paid to the late Micheál O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs (recently deceased).

 

LISTOWEL PARISH PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Come and spend a day with spiritual singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain Arrival and Registration 10.00am, Saturday 19th November, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel. For more information and bookings contact: Listowel Parish Office 068 21188.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact: O’Shea’s on 066/7180123.

 

TOASTMASTER CLUB LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, November 17 from 8 -10pm. More from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE: Benny Thade McCarthy will present his next Rambling House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Thursday November 17. The proceeds from the night will go to Daniel McAuliffe, from Duagh who is going to Calcutta to work with the Hope Foundation.

 

TRAIL: On Thursday 17th November at 8.30p.m  in Leen's Hotel, Abbeyfeale a meeting of the "Friends of the Great Southern Trail" will take place. All supporters of the GST are welcome to attend. The meeting will be informed of the latest developments in Co. Limerick where the Limerick City & County Council will be spending €1.3m on development and extension of the Greenway.  An update on the state of play in North Kerry will also be presented to the meeting.

 

CONCERT: West Limerick 102FM Community Radio will present their Harvest Concert at Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday November 23 at 8pm sharp. It will feature a number of Munster’s best known entertainers: PJ Murrihy, Ella Marie O’Dwyer, Ann Phelan, Peter Burke, Tommy Mc Cauley, and Willie Relihan.

 

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT:  in Castleisland Parish Church on Mon 5th Dec.  Special guests Castleisland Parish Choir and Brosna Musicians.  Doors open 7pm. Tickets €20 available at Castleisland Parish Office, St. John’s Parish Centre and the Cathedral Office, Killarney in aid of Brosna Parish Church Renovation Fund.  As you are so very generous in this Parish, on behalf of the Finance Committee, we have decided to donate €200 to the above fund. 

 

POSTERS & LEAFLETS IN CHURCH:  Would those who regularly leave posters and leaflets at the back of both Churches please have the courtesy to drop these into the Parish Office and we can put them on display ourselves.  Thank you.

 

FARMERS /COMMUNITY GROUPS INTERESTED IN RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME: information evening Tuesday November 15th Seanchai Centre Listowel at 8 p.m.

 

TARBERT REMEMBERANCE Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Plaza at 11am on Fri. 11th Nov. to remember 14 young men from the parish who died in two World Wars.

 

BOOK Launch of The Best of Billy Keane in The Listowel Arms, Saturday 5 November 2016

 

Gabriel Fitzmaurice was MC. Joanna O' Flynn performed the launch and Mickey McConnell and Fergal Keane provided the entertainment.

 

FIRST Book; Tapestry of Love, Life and Spirit, is the first Irish publication of Barbara Derbyshire, who now lives in Moyvane. Launch was at Seanchai recently.

 

BOOK: On Saturday 26th November 2016 at 2p.m. all are welcome to the launch of a new book on the railways of West Limerick and North Kerry.  As the first of these railways to be constructed was the one to Foynes in 1853  the launch will take place in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. At 2.45p.m. Lady Geraldine Dunraven will formally launch the book in commemoration of the then Earl of Dunraven being the first Chairman of the Limerick & Foynes Railway Company.

 

ST. PATRICK’S CAMPUS THURLES INFORMATION EVENING: If you are interested in a second-level teaching career in Business Studies, Accountancy, Irish and Religious Studies then the Mary Immaculate College, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles Information Evening is a must for you. Come along on Thurs 24th Nov from 6pm – 8pm, meet with our lecturers and students and see what MIC St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles can offer you. For more information visit www.mic.ul.ie or ( 0504/21201.

 

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE: provide live in carers for the elderly in your area.  If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087/9916791 or visit www.alhomecare.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  A Positive Approach to Scripture:  Mon 14th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 16th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

 

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 15th Nov 7pm-8pm.

 

Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”: Sat 26th Nov 10am-4pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Sat 19th Nov 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact the Retreat Centre on 066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net for further details.

 

GRAVEYARD: Templeathea Old Graveyard. Remembrance Mass on Sunday, November 13th at 3pm. Also Rosary on Sunday, November 20th at 12.15pm. Holy Cross, Rosary in Holy Cross on Sunday, November 13th at 12.15pm. and Sunday, November 27th at 12.15pm.

 

COMHALTAS: The A.G.M. of Athea branch was held at the Top of the Town on Monday November 7th. It is a new start for the branch with the following officers elected: Chair: Francie Flavin.

 

DEATH has taken place of Mike O’Connor Ex-Army 14th Battalion of No 4, The Cross Ardagh, on November 1. 2016. He  was in his eighties and served with the UN Peace keeping Mission in the Congo and Lebanon.

 

MATCH: Congratulations to Ballyguiltenane NS who won Division 5 Allianz Cumann na mBunscol West Limerick Football Final for the first time beating Kilfinny NS by 6-3 to 5-2. Thanks to Dermot Mulvihill and principal Mary Kennelly who gave their time to train the team.

 

SLEEP OUT at UL on 17th November from 9pm to 9am.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 15th - Sat 19th, POOR JIMMY. A comic drama by P G O DEA presented by St John’s.  The cast features: Gearoid O Connor, Annette O Donnell, Batt O Keeffe, Bernie Daly, Frances Kennedy and Chris Fitzgerald. “Jimmy’s mother is determined to marry him off to the local wealthy widow but poor jimmy only has eyes for the servant girl, Betty.  So how will it all end? Details from 068 22566.

 

FAIR: The Christmas Craft Fair / Old Fair Day in Glin continues to follow tradition with the Old Fair Day being held on the 1st Saturday in December.

 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH is World Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims.  To mark this day Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church Listowel at 9 a.m.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION WILL PERFORM A Christmas Celebration in St. John’s Church Ballybunion on Sunday 27th November at 7.30 p.m..  This is a fundraising event organised by Parents Association St. Joseph’s Secondary School.  Performances by Junior choir and students on night.

 

FASHION SHOW IN AID OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: November 17th at 7.30pm at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel., organised by students of I.T. Tralee. Tickets from IT Tralee, and St. Vincent de Paul Shops in Tralee.

 

DANCING: Irish Dance Lessons: for beginners are held during term time with Johnny Cronin’s School of Irish Dancing.  For more info contact Johnny 087 115 1461 or Sarah 087 944 7794.

 

COHEN: Hallelujah!!! To mark the passing of Leonard Cohen, an evening with Paul O'Brien singing Cohen songs in the Knockdown Arms on Sunday evening November 13th from 8.30 pm.

 

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 2nd – 4th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE:  12 noon Mass in St. John’s Church Tralee, November 13th 2016, Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin Pat Coffey, Killorglin and Denis Kelleher, St. John’s will receive the Order of Acolyte, from Bishop Ray Browne. This is the final stage before ordination as a deacon which will take place next year at the completion of their formation. At the same Mass Francis White, Kilflynn will be called to Candidacy for the Diaconate. Francis is due to be ordained in two years’ time.

 

 PIETA HOUSE: Misneach—Nourishing Hope. A time of reflection and hope. McAuley Centre, Balloonagh. 4pm on Sunday November 27th. This event is free. More information from www.pieta.ie or phone 021 6282111.

 

INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION THROUGH SPORTS SEMINAR. Friday November 18th, NEWKD Community Room, Moyderwell from 9.15am—1pm. Register by November 15th by emailing resources@kade.ie .

 

FOOD: The Redemptorist community in Limerick City has launched its annual Poor Campaign in association with the Saint Vincent De Paul (SVP).

 

The annual campaign, which was started over 34 years ago by the late Fr Gerry Daly, has grown year on year. This week, the rector of Mount St Alphonsus, Fr Seamus Enright CSsR, asked the public to donate food items for families in need of support over the Christmas holiday season.

 

Fr Seamus Enright, rector of the Redemptorists, told the Limerick Leader newspaper that almost 7,000 hampers worth in excess of €120,000 were distributed in Limerick last year. Fr. Enright has many relations locally.

 

St. Fergus NS Glin will host a Fundraising Art Exhibition in the school halla on Wednesday 30th November at 7.30pm. Local artists have kindly donated a piece of art to be sold on the night. Paintings will be mounted and on view with a recommended price attached. This will be a wonderful evening for adults with both the school and buyers benefiting from the sale of works. Light refreshments will be available on the night. Thank you to the artists who have already contributed to the exhibition.

 

BIRDS: From Glin News: Birdwatch Ireland are deeply concerned about the reduction in breeding Curlews in Ireland. If you know of breeding Curlews in Glin please let Birdwatch know using the following link:  http://www.birdwatchireland.ie/Publications/eWings/eWingsIssue22July2011/CatastrophicCurlewdeclinesuncovered/tabid/1189/Default.aspx

 

 

 

MERCY: Nov 20: Mercy in action in Limerick! A special Year of Mercy celebration will take place in St John’s Cathedral on Sunday November 20th at 4.00 pm.

 

THOUGHT: Great faith is not believing that God will heal, or restore; Great faith is believing that God is God.  Leonard Davidson. The quality of your marriage greatly affects the way you relate to your children and the way they receive love. If your marriage is healthy, both partners treating each other with kindness, respect, and integrity—you and your spouse will feel and act as partners in parenting.

 

Gary Chapman.

 

KELLEHER: Please help! I am searching for my g/father Jim/James Kelleher who lived in the Bruree area of limerick in the early 1930's. He was a farm hand on a dairy farm and could have come from the Kerry area. He had an injured leg and was known as 'Bockedy'! He was banished from the farm and has not been heard of since. All I know is he may have served in the war under British service. Unfortunately I don't have much info to go on.

 

WAR I Deaths: Knockanure

 

Barry John, Knockanure / Moyvane, Age 22, Killed In France 1917,

 

Casey J. J. Knockanure/Newtownsands, Age 30, Died at home 1922 Australia served in Australian Army.

 

CRONIN, EDMOND THOMAS. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Australian Army Medical Corps. Unit; 1st Australian General Hospital. Age at Death, 24. Date of Death: 07-May-1917. Service No: 4283. Supplementary information; Son of Thomas and Margaret Cronin, of Knockanure, Newtownsandes, Limerick, Ireland.

 

Enright James D, Moyvane, Age unknown, Killed in France 1918, Served with the U.S Army . Shanahan Martin. Inchamore Moyvane, Age 29 Killed in France 1918 U.S army #

 

Stack Martin, Moyvane/Kilbaha, Age 32, died in 1920. Australian army. Culhane Daniel J, Moyvane Age ??, killed in France, October 25 1918 US Army.

 

Notes (Please  verify details) for ROBERT JONES: Robert Jones 1901-? Teacher at Moyvane. He was a school teacher in Moyvane (Newtownsandes) Children, PAUL was a shoemaker and he married CATHERINE BUNCE. They had 5 children : KATIE who married MARTIN FLAHERTY , RITA who married JIM STRUBLE, MARY who married GEORGE CRELLEY, JOHN who died in the First World War, and PAUL who died of peritonitis at the age of 21years.

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Tuesday, 03 October, 1922; Page: 5

 

THE KERRY FIGHTS HEAVY CASUALTY LIST

 

"Iris an Airm" (" The Army Bulletin") contains the following:— " Killorglin—On Sept. 27, irregulars attacked Kilorglin in great strength under Messrs. Rice and Robinson. The fight lasted until dawn on the 28th ult., when the garrison was relieved by a detachment of troops from Tralee.

 

"The irregulars suffered very heavily in the engagement.  The dead bodies of 6 irregulars were subsequently found by the troops and it is believed that in all 10 irregulars were killed. Eighteen prisoners, with arms, ammunition and equipment and a Lewis gun were also taken. The troops followed up the retreating irregulars and further prisoners were taken. It is estimated that the total irregular casualties were 8O in killed wounded and captured. " The casualties among the troops were one killed and four wounded. Captain Lehane who was killed was the last surviving male member of his family. "His father and brother were shot by the Black-and-Tans and while wounded were thrown into their house in Lahinch, which had been set alight, and both were burned alive. " The Tralee force was ambushed at Castlemaine on its way to the relief of the Killorglin garrison, but suffered no casualties. It is believed that some of the ambushing party were wounded.

 

 

 

 

 

Late News Nov 9 2016

Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 4th November. No winner of 16,100 euro. Numbers drawn 1, 2, 24, 30. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each went to;1. John & Erika, Athea; 2. Brid Enright, Moyvane South; 3. John Looney, Clounmacon; 4. Conor Sheehan, Ballyhahill; 5. Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar, Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 11th November with jackpot E16,200.

 

Any copy of old Shannonside Journal available

 

Glin Library has a very interesting Local History corner which contains many copies of the journals from the Comprehensive School Tarbert but would like to fill some gaps. If anybody has copies which they no longer need for the years 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001,2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and  2016 they will be received with pleasure in the library.

 

Killarney House and garden

https://youtu.be/VbY5yeMkIKU

2016 November 9 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retired takes place on Monday 14th November 2016.  On that day Mass will take place at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a meal.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 28th. No winner of €16,000. Numbers drawn were 6, 13, 17, 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Jim Gould Kilmorna; 2. Teresa Whyte, Behins, Listowel. ; 3. Teresa Holly 24 O’Connell’s Ave, Listowel; 4. Sinead Allen, Ballybunion; 5. Ann Flynn Woodbrook, Listowel. Next jackpot €16,000,  draw to be held Friday 4th November. 

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the family of Maurice Collins, LATE of a Tralee and formerly of Lisaniska, Kilmorna. At Maurice's untimely passing we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Maurice's wife Delia, his children Mairead, Michael and Brid, his brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Michael, his sisters Eileen, Kate and Margie, his grandchildren Aoife, Cian and Muiris and finally to his extended family.

 

Father of current Austin Stack GAA footballer Michael, and former club footballers Mairead and Brid, Maurice spent a great career as Club team Mentor to many teams ranging from underage to where he finished in Club management and mentoring with the senior Austin Stacks GAA team in 2006.

 

We extend our sympathies to his family and friends. RIP.

 

SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Eamon ‘Bomber’ O’Connor,  Mike The Pies Bar, Listowel, sympathy to his Family, especially to brothers Tom & Denis and their wives Eileen & Maureen who join us for Eucharistic Celebrations both in Knockanure & Moyvane.  To Fr. Kevin on the death of his first cousin Michael McNamara, Derbyshire, U.K.  To John O’Sullivan, Glenalappa & all the O’Sullivan Family on the death of his Grandfather Micheál.

 

DEATH has taken place of Micheál (Patrick) O’Sullivan on the 1st of November, 2016 in his 96th year. He was living Clieveragh Downes, Listowel.  Predeceased by his wife Catherine and son Michael. Survived by his children Olivia, Eleanor, Mary, John, William, Bernadette, and Anne, brother Liam (Ballylongford) and sister Lilly (Australia), grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brother-in-law Michael Barrett (London), in-laws, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Micheál O’Sullivan Micheál (Patrick) O’Sullivan was celebrated at  St. Mary's Church, Listowel on Friday, the 4th of November followed by burial in Lislaughtin Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford.  August 2013 a special

 

Presentation was made to Michael O Sullivan of Listowel and Ballylongford for his years of dedication to Listowel Churchyard and other worthwhile projects in Listowel area.

 

 HOLY SOULS MASSES for those on the November lists and on the Remembrance Trees:

 

Church of the Assumption Moyvane:  Mon 7th at 7.30pm;   Tues 8th  at 10.00am;  Wed 9th   7.30pm. Corpus Christi Knockanure: Tues 8th at 7.00pm. Also 8th at 8.00pm,  ICA Mass for all Deceased Members in Marian Hall  ; Thurs 10th at 7.30pm; Fri 11th at  10.00am.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry O’Carroll, Mick Lane, Nora Moloney, Margaret Deenihan, Liam O’Connor, Peg Stack, Mary Dillane, James Walsh, Mary Ahern, Mary Langford, Mai Lane, John Eymard O’Connor, Mary Rose Carrig, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, Betty Histon, Peg Reidy, Grace Mary Brosnan, Paddy Flavin, Christina Scanlon, Sr. Veronica O’Neill, Billy Barry, Sr. Maria Kissane, Joe Scanlon, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Sr. Mary Tarrant, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, Mass in Moyvane on  Sat  12th at 7.30pm  for Patrick (Patsy) Healy, Leitrim East & UK (Rec Dec).  Sun 13th at 11.00am for Mike Joe O’Flaherty, The Village.

 

Knockanure Church; Friday 11th at 7.30pm for Michael Lane, Beenanaspig, also at 8.30pm Mass for    Maurice Collins, Lisaniskea & Tralee (Rec Dec). Sun 13th at 10.00am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure  & Deceased Members of the Carmody Family.

 

GOOCH & BARRY JOHN IN TOWN: 'Míle Buíochas' to all who came to the raising of our first

 

MURHUR N.S. Green Flag was raised on Friday last by special guests Colm Cooper and Barry John Keane.

 

CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: will take place in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov. starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Maureen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

 

AGM of Moyvane IFA will be held in Marian Hall on 11th Nov. 2016 at 8.30pm, Secretary Bridget O Connor.

 

FR PAT MOORE LAUNCHES HIS NEW BOOK ‘Weathering A Storm', on Friday 18 Nov. at 7.30 in the Arms hotel. All welcome.

 

FOOD FAIR in Listowel from 10th to 14th November.

 

STRIKING A CHORD stories & poems from over 40 North Kerry writers.  All the proceeds will go to Áras Mhuire.  On Thursday Nov 10th at 7pm in St. John's, Listowel.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP Holds its monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday, November 8 at 12.30pm.

 

COLLEGE, IT Tralee information evening on 10th Nov. at 7.30pm at North campus.

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season, text 087/6173000.

 

REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR WORLD WAR 1 will take place in St. John’s, The Square after 12noon. Mass on next Sunday (Nov. 13th). There will be bag pipers to play music, a wreath laying ceremony with the last post/revallie and the national anthem being played. Followed by a roll call of the names of the 155 men/boys that died from the Listowel and the North Kerry area in WW1. Canon Declan will oblige with a prayer and a blessing on the day. All are welcome to attend.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL. You are invited to attend an Information Night on Thursday 10th November 2016 at 8pm in Listowel Family Resource Centre.  For info: contact Ger Lowe, KDYS Youth Centre, 087 9263803.

 

KERRY INGREDIENTS a memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 16th Nov. at 8pm.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE at Knockaloucca, Duagh on Nov. 15th.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH AT PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Come and spend a day with spiritual singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain Arrival and Registration 10.00am, Saturday 19th November, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel. For more information and bookings contact: Listowel Parish Office 068 21188.

 

WORKING WITH MARY.  The Legion of Mary is holding an explanatory meeting on Wednesday 9th November at 8 p.m. in the Parish meeting room.  They would like to extend an invitation to all to attend. 

 

HISTORY TALK: entitled Firies 1916 and Volunteers Actions by Dr. Tim Horgan in Tralee Library Tuesday 8th November at 7.30 p.m.  All Welcome. The forthcoming issue of The Kerry Magazine will be launched on Tuesday November 8, in Tralee library at 7pm by Ms Moira Murrell, Chief Executive Officer, Kerry County Council.

 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: Tintean Theatre on Sunday November 13th 11.30 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Santa will attend with sweets for kids, Parish Choir will entertain. 

 

RAMBLING House, Benny Thade’s Rambling House in Abbeyfeale on 17th Nov. at 9pm.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tickets from Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale and at the Farmers’ Market for the dance on Sunday, November 13 in aid of WL102fm.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 9th, Donal Clancy. Acclaimed folk singer, guitarist and performer whose father Liam and uncles The Clancy Brothers brought Irish folk songs to a worldwide audience.  The tradition lives on with Donal’s solo performances.

 

Fri 11th, Have a Heart, A comic drama written by Seamus Moran.  A Man who recently had a heart transplant thinks that his new heart is talking to him!  Is it possible or is he going insane.

 

Sat 12th, TENEESSEE MAFIA JUG BAND. The Best of American Country and Bluegrass and old time tunes, with this five piece band featuring Clawhammer Banjo, Base Fiddle, Steel Guitar Ukulele and Washboard.

 

Tues 15th - Sat 19th, POOR JIMMY. A comic drama by P G O DEA presented by St John’s.  The cast features: Gearoid O Connor, Annette O Donnell, Batt O Keeffe, Bernie Daly, Frances Kennedy and Chris Fitzgerald. “Jimmy’s mother is determined to marry him off to the local wealthy widow but poor jimmy only has eyes for the servant girl, Betty.  So how will it all end? Details from 068 22566.

 

TOASTMASTER CLUB LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, November 17 from 8 -10pm. More from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

 

WEST LIMERICK Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month in NCW.

 

COMMUNITY ALERT CHRISTMAS PARTY: in conjunction with Abbeyfeale active retired group will hold a Christmas party for Abbeyfeale parish residents aged 65 and over on Sunday, November 27 in the Day Centre, Convent St. from 1-5pm.

 

SAINTS: Nov 6th: Island of Saints and Scholars

 

The Feast of All the Saints of Ireland must yield priority to the Sunday liturgy. This feast was instituted in 1921, by Pope Benedict XV, after he beatified Oliver Plunkett in 1920. Here are three points related to today’s feast:

 

There are only four canonised saints of Ireland - St Malachy (1094-1148), St Lawrence O’Toole (1128-80) and St Oliver Plunkett (1625-81) and St Charles of Mount Argus (1821-93), have been officially canonised. All the other Irish saints, such as Saints Patrick, Brigid, and Colmcille, are saints, as it were, by acclamation of the local Church. All these saints are honoured on Nov 6th.

 

This feast also includes those who had a reputation for holiness and whose causes for canonisation have not yet been completed, such as Blessed Thaddeus MacCarthy (1455-92), the seventeen Irish martyrs of the 16th and 17th centuries, Blessed Edmund Ignatius Rice (1762-1844), Blessed Columba Marmion (1858-1923) and the Servant of God Matt Talbot (1856-1925) and people like Legion of Mary envoys Edel Quinn and Alfie Lamb, whose causes have already been introduced. But it also includes those whose lives of sanctity were known only to their families, friends or members of their parish diocese or religious community.

 

CHRISTMAS PARTY, Tarbert – The Christmas Senior Citizens Party will take place in The Community Centre on Sunday 11th December. A hot meal, and dancing to Stevie Donegan, plus a free raffle. Cost is €10 per person. All welcome.  Names to be given to Breda Lavery please.

 

SONGS OF LOVE AND PRAISE: A concert devoted to the sacred choral music of St. Mary's Cathedral Choral Director Aidan O' Carroll at the Friary Church, Killarney, on Sunday, Nov 13th at 8pm. Tickets available at the door on the night or from Kerry School of Music. Tel: 066 7125690.

 

LECTIO DIVINA: Every Tuesday after  Mass in Listowel Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

 

THE YEAR OF MERCY: will come to a close on November 20th, the Feast of Christ the King, when Pope Francis closes the Holy Door in St. Peter’s Basilica, Rome. The holy doors around the world will be closed on Sunday next , Nov 13th.

 

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season.  You can e-mail your message to Moyvane@dioceseofkerry.ie or text 087/6173000 or post your message on Moyvane Village Facebook.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  Calling all bakers and jam makers, the annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 11 at St. Ita’s Hall from 10am -1pm.  Cakes, breads, jams etc., can be handed into Batt Harnett, The Square or Mairead Daly (086 8594983) on Saturday, December 10.  Abbeyfeale for Africa would like to offer best wishes to Traoine Tobin, our founder and Chairperson on her retirement and thank her for all the work she has put into fundraising for Fr. Tim over the last 20 years and more.  The account is always open in the Credit Union for any donations.

 

SOCIAL FARMING:  This is the practice of offering family farms as a form of social services for people with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health difficulties.  The farm remains a typical working farm where people in need of support can benefit from participation in the farm’s chores and activities.  It also creates the opportunity to connect farms with local communities through the opening up of their farms as part of the social support system of the community.  For further information call Stefanie or Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources on 069 62222.

 

  ‘FALLING GRADIENT’ ON SALE IN ABBEYFEALE:  A new book, titled "Falling Gradient", which tells the story of all the railway routes that served Limerick has just been launched. It has been written and self-published by Joe Coleman, of Meelick, Co. Clare, whose family had many connections with the railway. Joe has filled his 450+ pages with an amount of stories and an excellent selection of photographs. Joe is an active supporter of the Great Southern Trail as his father was an engine driver on the line. The book is an easy read and is available in West Limerick from the NCW Book Shop in Newcastle West and from Ann Lyons in Abbeyfeale.

 

MEN ON THE MOVE:  Do you want to feel fitter and have more energy.  Sports Partnership are delivering a men only physical activity programme at Teach Feile, New Street, Abbeyfeale on Tuesday nights from 7-8pm.  All welcome to come along and enjoy the benefits of exercising with a mixed age and ability group.  Further information  087 7558459.

 

PROJECTS have been approved, work can get underway on improving these 172 towns and villages nationwide.” Funding is being allocated to Local Authorities to meet up to 85% of the total cost of each project. Listowel Kerry receive €92,879; Athea Limerick get €22,950; Abbeyfeale Limerick  get €24,700.

 

LIBRARY: Glin Library has a very interesting Local History corner which contains many copies of the journals from the Comprehensive School Tarbert but would like to fill some gaps. If anybody has copies which they no longer need for the years 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001,2005, 2006, 2007, 2014, 2015 and  2016 they will be received with pleasure in the library.

 

REFLECTION: Learning to pray for the sick is like learning to ride a bicycle. At first, the parent runs alongside the wobbly child to prevent serious injury. ...Soon he will learn to ride smoothly and safely. Learning to pray for the sick is a similar process: the first solo experiences are usually messy, but in time they become quite enjoyable. I am more interested in ministry than neatness, so I provide a place in which people know they are accepted and helped even when they fail.

 

John Wimber.

 

 

 

LEGION of Mary

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2016/10/27/legion-of-mary/

 

 

 

DEVELOPMENT Association Moyvane: programme this year included, Friday Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition. Rambling House in Marian Hall. Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds, Boro Dinner, Dog Show, Vintage and official opening of 1916 garden. Bonnie Baby & Glamorous Granny. Youth Club Walk. One Act Play “Fledged & Flown” and Concert in the Marian Hall and Hunt on Monday. I.C.A. Ceremony for Burying of Time Capsule. Many of the events are on social media, which is a great connection for our many emigrants. The main source of income for the Association comes from the Moyvane Village Festival which it has been organising since 1993 and takes place on the October Bank Holiday weekend. Charity Football Match usually held on the Monday supporting many Charities. Moyvane Development Association was formed in 1985 by a group of local people who were interested in brightening up and enhancing the appearance of Moyvane. In 1996 the Development Association undertook the task of developing a Nature Trail and Village Walk through the village and local woods.

 

Moyvane Garden opening and Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/Spf_lpMhuS0

 

 

 

PERMANENT DIACONATE: At the 12 noon Mass in St. John’s Church on Sunday next, November 13th, Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin Pat Coffey, Killorglin and Denis Kelleher, St. John’s will receive the Order of Acolyte, from Bishop Ray Browne. This is the final stage before ordination as a deacon which will take place next year at the completion of their formation. At the same Mass Francis White, Kilflynn will be called to Candidacy for the Diaconate.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net .

 

A Positive Approach to Dealing with Stress: Paul Montgomery, Mon 7th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

An hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 8th Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm.

 

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 9th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

Bereavement Support Day -"Be Gentle As You walk with Grief", Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett 0872498061. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

BROSNAN: Bank of Ireland Enterprise Town

 

 The best example of what can happen from a trade show is in “The Kerry Way”, the story of Kerry Group (essential reading).  In the early days, Denis Brosnan personally manned their stand at trade shows and at one was approached by a Tesco rep looking for a spreadable butter, not on the market at the time.  The product was developed over a weekend and marked the group’s entry into the UK.

 

FOOD FAIR: Nov 10 to 13, Listowel Food Fair http://www.listowelfoodfair.ie/

 

 

 

PAPERS: Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, August 08, 1896; Page: 2

 

GOSSIP

 

Punch has been making merry at the expense of Mr. M. J. Flavin, M.P, This week's issue contains the following description of the maiden effort of the member for North Kerry:—

 

Tuesday—Mr. MICHAEL, JOSEPH FLAVIN'S maiden speech not a success exactly upon lines anticipated in domestic circle. Nevertheless it proved most delightful thing enjoyed this Session by bored House. Report Stage Irish Land Bill under discussion. One amendment talked about for full two hours. Dinner time coming on. Debate apparently played out. Hungry Members getting ready to rush through division lobbies, became conscious of tall figure up standing below Gangway ; left hand gracefully reposed in trouser pocket, leaving on view abundant display of Sunday shirt-cuff ; in other hand sheaf of notes promising speech of hour's duration.

 

A moment's pained pause; then Mr. FLAVIN'S equanimity startled by outburst of angry roar for division. "When it subsided, a voice shod in fine rich brogue heard to say, " Well. I'm not goin' to keep you more than ten minutes."

 

Ten minutes! Proposal enough to take away remaining breath. Ordinary Member confronted by similar circumstances says he won't take more than a minute. At most two. MICHAEL JOSEPH, critically eyeing bulk of notes, thinks he may get through in ten. This charmed House. When roar of laughter subsided, MICHAEL commenced. His leading idea was to show that prices of agricultural products are lower than they were sixteen years ago. To that end had spent days and nights sprawling over market tables. His notes crowded with parallel columns of figures. House cheered enthusiastically when he showed how barley was so much in 1880 and so much less in 1896

 

The Member for North Kerry blushed with conscious pride. House of Commons, after all, a body of fair men. His labour had not been in vain.

 

" Now oats," he said.

 

Tremendous cheering. Flurried by this generous applause, MICHAEL J. got his oats a little mixed. Process of re-assortment not assisted by shouts of laughter from Members opposite.

 

" Beef," Mr. FLAVIN roared, as if that were the next course, and there would be a cut all round if Members would only have patience.

 

At this stage SPEAKER interposed; pointed out that method of inquiry pursued by MICHAEL was a little minute for the stage of the Bill now reached. That was awkward. M. J., ignorant of Parliamentary prejudices, had filled his notes with market prices. If they were tabooed, there was nothing left for him. Looked at his notes with rueful face, at sight of which House went off into another fit of laughter that threatened to create vacancies in boroughs and counties represented by gentlemen of apoplectic habit.

 

" Very well, Mr. SPEAKER," said M. JOSEPH, with voice choked by emotion,

 

I will give only a few more particulars. There's butter. Now, butter is an indirect product of the land. What was its price sixteen years ago ?"

 

" Agreed ! agreed !" shouted Members. Far above the tumult Mr. FLAVIN'S voice, its mellifluous tones suggestive of a mouth tilled with melted butter, pealed forth prices per pound in 1880 as compared with these overstocked days. Merry uproar so great it was difficult to follow line of argument. MICHAEL getting a little angry. Next thing heard as he waved his notes defiantly in face of Colonel SAUNDERSON" was the battle-cry ' Eggs fippence a dozen."

 

will anyone contradict me?" he shouted.

 

Certainly not. On the contrary, cry of "Agreed! agreed!" burst forth from all sides. That was worse than anything. There would be some comfort in contradiction. If they insisted upon agreeing with him, what was the use of setting forth these carefully collated, and, as far as the landlords of Ireland are concerned, damnatory figures ? Still there they were, and Mr.FLAVIN'S affection for them, his earnest anxiety that the beneficent effects of their companionship should be shared by the House, was pathetic.

 

" I am not giving these figures to satisfy my own curiosity," was one of the few complete sentences heard amid the storm of laughter.

 

Mr. FLAVIN growing really angry. Had only just commenced his notes. From time to time he turned them over, evidently with desire to meet incomprehensible but unmistakable disinclination of House to have matter enlarged upon. But could not find in his heart to omit a line.

 

" There are pigs,' he shouted, with sweep of arm indicating the full range of crowded benches opposite.

 

The gesture was accidental, certainly was not meant to be indicative. But these were last words of FLAVIN. The House roared for what seemed five minutes, at the end of which time the SPEAKER moving ominously in his chair, MICHAEL JOSEPH abruptly sat down.

 

Extra News for Nov 2 2016

Moyvane Garden opening and Festival 2016

 

https://youtu.be/Spf_lpMhuS0

 

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 28th. No winner of €16,000. Numbers drawn were 6, 13, 17, 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Jim Gould Kilmorna; 2. Teresa Whyte, Behins, Listowel. ; 3. Teresa Holly 24 O’Connell’s Ave, Listowel; 4. Sinead Allen, Ballybunion; 5. Ann Flynn Woodbrook, Listowel. Next jackpot €16,000,  draw to be held Friday 4th November.  

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the family of Maurice Collins, LATE of a Tralee and formerly of Lisaniska, Kilmorna. At Maurice's untimely passing we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Maurice's wife Delia, his children Mairead, Michael and Brid, his brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Michael, his sisters Eileen, Kate and Margie, his grandchildren Aoife, Cian and Muiris and finally to his extended family.

 

Father of current Austin Stack GAA footballer Michael, and former club footballers Mairead and Brid, Maurice spent a great career as Club team Mentor to many teams ranging from underage to where he finished in Club management and mentoring with the senior Austin Stacks GAA team in 2006.

 

We extend our sympathies to his family and friends. RIP

 

 

 

 

 

BOOK launch at Seanchai Listowel. Tapestry of Love, Life and Spirit, is the first Irish publication of Barbara Derbyshire, who now lives in Moyvane. Launch is at 3pm on Saturday 5th of November 2016. Book signing, readings and music is on the programme.

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS Newsletter

 

Abbeyfeale are preparing the Christmas Newsletter at present and we invite articles and reports and good wishes from the different organisations of the parish with photograph’s for this years publication. Please submit to the parish office via email fealechurch@eircom.net by Sunday 27th Nov. 

 

PRAYERS at the Graveyards Abbeyfeale Sunday 6th Nov St Mary’s 2.30 .Old Graveyard in the Square 2.40 Reilig Ide Naofa @ 3pm

 

CHARISMATIC: Nov. 5 - 6 Charismatic Conference 2016 Limerick Diocesan Charismatic Service Committee invites you to a Conference: Reflecting on the year of mercy: enriching the human spirit

 

with the mercy of God.  Saturday 5th- Sunday 6th Nov., Radisson Blue Hotel

 

Speakers: Br. Patrick Mullins (O.Carm) Gort Muire, Dublin, Bishop

 

Brenden Leahy, Limerick, Bishop Donal Murray, Limerick, Mrs.

 

Emer Williams, Limerick. Conference Information phone Sr. Mary

 

Bridget at 061454511 or Brian at 0863001027.

 

 

 

For Indulgences

 

From twelve o’ clock noon on 1 November until midnight on the 2 November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary, or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a church , and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following the 1st Nov. Holy Communion may be received on any day from 1 Nov. to 8 Nov. the faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1 to 8

 

 

 

The Republican Loan film. Length: 7 minutes.

 

http://humphrysfamilytree.com/OMara/republican.loan.html

 

2016 November 2 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 3rd November 2016 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 086/ 3090948.

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 14th November 2016.  On that day Mass will take place at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a meal.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & PADRE PIO NIGHT Listowel: Friday Nov. 4th. Usual masses at 10.30am which will be followed by a ‘Cuppa’ in the meeting room. The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction. 

 

SENIOR CITIZENS MEETING: Nov 2nd at 7pm in the Marian Hall.  All members please attend as this is the last meeting before our Christmas party which takes place on Nov 20th. 

 

SACRED SPACES FOR NOVEMBER:  In both Churches we have Remembrance Trees which we invite you to write the names of your deceased on the cards provide and hang them on the tree.   All those named will be included in all our Holy Souls Masses for the month of November.

 

DEATH: Maurice Collins, Alderwood Road, Tralee, formerly of Lisnaskea, Kilmorna, on October 25th 2016, aged 62 years. Husband of Delia (Bridget) and father of Máiread, Michael and Bríd. Also survived by, his grandchildren Aoife, Cian and Muiris, brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Michael, sisters Kate, Eileen and Margie, son-in-law Finbar, daughter-in-law Michelle, also Fergus, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Maurice Collins was celebrated by Fr. Nolan assisted by Fr. McMahon (Cousin) on Friday 28th at St. John’s Church, Tralee. Interment afterwards in New Rath Cemetery. A poem written by Maurice was recited, a piece of bog oak and Knockanure jersey was presented at the altar.

 

DEATH has taken place on October 23, 2016 of  Bridget Dillane (née Carr), Kinnard Cross, Glin, and Aughrim, Moyvane; sadly missed by her husband Jimmy, son Michael, daughters Ellen (Templeglantine), Maria (Abbeyfeale), and Bridget (Ballyhahill); sister Julia, daughter-in-law Anne, sons-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

 

Requiem Mass was on Tuesday at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin. Burial afterwards in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

 

SYMPATHY  To Niamh Finucane, Keylod on the death of her grandmother Bridget Dalton, Ballyduff. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: James O’Connor, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Billy Mockler, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Bub Flavin, Canon John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Stackpoole, Sr. Eucharia  Leary, Arthur O’ Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman, Tim O’Connor, Donal Riordan, Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Pady O’Hanlon, Fr. John Shine, Bridie Mason, Liam Lynch, Bridget Mary Desmarais, Nan Sullivan, Nora Dillon, Austin Stack.

 

MASS in Moyvane Mon  31st  at 7.30pm is Vigil Mass for the Feast of All Saints(Deceased on Parish List) Tues  1st at 11.00am  for Feast of All Saints (Deceased on Parish List). Wed  2nd  at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (Deceased on Parish List). Fri 4th at 7.30pm for Mary & Dan Nolan, Glenalappa & Deceased Members of the Galvin Family. Sat 5th  at 7.30pm for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo (Anni). Sun  6th at 11.00am for Danny & Joan Enright, Aughrim & Glin.

 

MASS Knockanure, Tues 1st at 10.00am for Feast of All Saints (Deceased on Parish List). Thurs 3rd      at 7.30pm for Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, Glin (1st Anni) & his wife Catherine & Deceased Members of the Culhane & Sheahan Families. Sun 6th at 10.00am for Paddy, Bridie & Jack Flavin, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna.

 

VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON SUNDAY NEXT NOV. 6TH

 

You are invited to come to your local cemetery to pray for our dead.  Canon Declan will lead a short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) in each of our graveyards where we will pray for all our dead buried in that cemetery. 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery. 

 

THANKS: Bernie O’ Connor would like to sincerely thank all who supported his recent Concert for Oncology. Amount raised €2,220.

 

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

 

ADDICTION Conference will be held on 4th Nov. 2016 at North Campus IT Tralee.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017.

 

LISTOWEL PARISH AT PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Come and spend a day with spiritual singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain Arrival and Registration 10.00am, Saturday 19th November, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel. For more information and bookings contact: Listowel Parish Office 068 21188.

 

WORKING WITH MARY.  The Legion of Mary is holding an explanatory meeting on Wednesday 9th November at 8 p.m. in the Parish meeting room.  They would like to extend an invitation to all to attend. 

 

TRALEE 800 HISTORY CONFERENCE: Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of November in Siamsa Tíre and the Rose Hotel.

 

MASS FOR DECEASED PATIENTS IN KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL:

 

Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Senior Chaplain in KUH, Tralee will be celebrated Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Mon 7th Nov at 7pm.

 

THE BEST OF BILLY KEANE:  The Listowel Arms Hotel will be the venue for the launch of Billy Keane’s book ‘The best of Billy Keane’ on Friday, November 4 at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Halloween Camp Nov 1ST to 4th.  Places limited.

 

Mindfulness For Men an eight week course starting on 11th Nov 10.30am to 12.30pm. Learn how best to deal with stress and worry and live in the here and now. A weekly €2.00 contribution will be required. For further details on the above contact the centre on 068/23584.

 

KNOCK: ‘Marbhna – A Requiem Mass’  composed by Odhran O’Casaide at  Knock Basilica 12 noon Sunday November 6th, commemorating all those who died in 1916.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  This Sunday see the beginning of the ‘Do This In Memory Programme’ for our thirteen children preparing for First Holy Communion next May.  In Knockanure at 10am we welcome Chloe, Grace, Hazel, Blathnaid & Chloe.  In Moyvane at 11am we welcome Abbie, Katelyn, Cian, Joshua, David, Donnacha, Darragh and Mathew.   Please keep the children, their families and their teachers in your prayers.

 

HOLY SOULS:  As we are have a number of Masses for our Faithful Departed during November; it is important that you get the November list with the names of you Faithful Departed in as soon as possible.  These lists can be handed in to the Sacristy or dropped into the Parish Office.

 

PRESENTATION: Dominic Lynch of Moyvane Bikers Club recently presented a cheque of E5,106 to North Kerry Eagles Special Olympic Club.

 

VINTAGE CAR run in aid of Ballybunion Health and leisure Centre, is on Nov. 6th at 2pm.

 

HOPE FOUNDATION:  Daniel McAuliffe & Eilish Cotter gave a talk in Duagh Church recently on their involvement in the Hope Foundation.

 

AWARD; The Hugh O’Flaherty award will be presented to Fr. Shay Cullen in Killarney on 5th Nov. 2016.

 

AXEL Foley; Tony Foley aged 11, has been busy thinking about his own tribute to his Dad he asks people, who want to show their support, to attend Mass on each of the next 8 Sundays to pray for people who have died and while there to offer a prayer for his Dad also. The 8 Sundays start this Sunday, October 30th - his Dad's birthday. The Number 8 is, of course, a special number for Tony and his family but the 8 Sundays also bring us up to that special family time of year, Christmas.

 

STATUE of Liberty; For 130 years Lady Liberty has stood tall in New York Harbour. She stands as a beacon of light and a symbol of hope for individuals from all over the world.

 

PRAYER FOR PEACE IN THE MIDDLE EAST:

 

On Monday 31st October Pope Francis will be in Sweden marking the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. On that day he will join with the Luthern Church in a prayer service for ”Peace in the Middle East especially in Syria”. You can join in this prayer by praying:

 

Lord Our God, Father of all humanity, change the hearts of all peoples and their rulers, so that peace may be established among the nations on the foundation of justice, love and righteousness.

 

May the Spirit of Peace descend upon the people of Syria and upon our world until all conflicts cease and peace reigns on earth. Amen

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Contact: 066 7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net. Ardfert History Local Lecture Series: Tommy O'Connor, Thursday 3rd Nov. 8.00pm-10.00pm. A Positive Approach to Dealing with Stress: Paul Montgomery, Monday 7th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 9th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.  An hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesday 8th Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm.  Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”, Tess Daughton & Maire G. Stewart, Saturday, 26th Nov. 10.00am-4.00pm.

 

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Saturday 19th Nov. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Betty Garnett 0872498061. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

PULSEWAVE IRELAND CARDIO HEART SCREENING IN KILLARNEY:  next week. The Bpro certified to measure CASP to 99.17% in comparison to an angiogram and as seen on TV. As Heart Disease is still the biggest killer in Ireland we try to make it affordable for everyone to be screened. Normal cost of screening is €50 per person, Parish offer €30 per person for that we check your Blood Pressure, Heart Rhythm, Casp of heart, arterial flexibility and Blood flow.  We can access the risk of heart attack or stroke with a simple non-invasive test. Venues as follows Wed 2nd Nov Killarney Court Hotel appointments available from 11am to 8pm daily call 087-7151623 to make an appointment spaces are limited. www.pulsewaveireland.net

 

PAPER 1915; Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, April 03, 1915; Page: 4

 

women's National Health Association .

 

For the past few months Mrs Foran, V.C, P.L.G, Listowel Organiser and Lecturer for the Women's National Health Association of Ireland, has been engaged in rather a novel attempt to encourage food reforms. In several of the schools where she gave health lectures last year she promised prizes to the children who substituted porridge and milk for breakfast instead of tea and who used mixed or whole meal bread instead of usual white flour. Many of the children in the schools in Kerry and Limerick have competed and a large number of prizes have been awarded.

 

In a recent lecture at Knockanure female school, Mrs Foran explained the great value of whole meal flour in which the bran was allowed to remain. This bran contained a lime which was necessary for bone and muscle as well as the enamel which preserved the teeth. It was very noticeable in recent years how children suffered from bad teeth which was possibly due to the fact that the bread used did not contain this ingredient magin (Indian meal) had a wonderful energy value, and new milk was the best food children could use, pointing out that impoverished blood was usually the result where growing children did not get sufficient of it; where people could afford to give good new milk to their children and substituted they were depriving their little ones of their life's best asset, good blood for body and brain. The difference between the brain of well-nourished children, and those of poor parents was very marked, and when one realised what an asset the Irish boy and girl was to the world every effort should be made to build up and preserve their health, and it was delightful and encouraging to find the children themselves and their teachers interesting and helping in this work. In more than one school the teachers reported that since the children began to use porridge, milk and mixed bread they had improved very much physically and mentally ; proper food made the man and the man made the nation, the gallant deeds the world was ringing with to-day.

 

 

 

 Action against the G. S. & W. Railway Company.

 

SIR ARTHUR VICARS, PLAINTIFF

 

Listowel, Tuesday. At the Listowel Quarter Sessions, before County Court Judge Dromgoole, K.C, Sir Arthur Vicars, K.C.V.O, brought an action against the Great Southern and Western Railway Company to recover the sum of £19 for breach of contract on the part of the defendant Company, in the month of December, 1914, the contract being that the defendants, by themselves or their agents, on the 22nd December. 1914, contracted with the plaintiff " for good consideration to carry the said plaintiff from London to Kilmorna, Listowel, it being a condition of said contract that the plaintiff should be carried by the defendants on their train leaving defendants station at Kingsbridge at . 6.40 o'clock a.m on the 23rd December, 1914, but the defendants failed to carry plaintiff by said train, whereby he lost to the sum of £10 aforesaid."

 

Mr D M'C Downing, B.L (instructed by Mr J F Raymond, solr), appeared for plaintiff, and Mr John Condon, solr, Newcastle West and Listowel, for the defendants.

 

Mr Downing explained the case for the plaintiff. His case was that by reason of a fog on the London North Western line from Euston to Holyhead, he missed the 6.40 a.m and the 9.15 a.m train from Kingsbridge going South. He travelled by the 12.20 p.m from Kingsbridge, which train was scheduled to arrive at Limerick Junction at 4.40 p m, but as a matter of fact the train was so late that it did not arrive at Limerick Junction until about 6 o'clock, and when it arrived at Limerick he found that the last train connection for Kilmorna, his destination, bad left a quarter of an hour previously. Had the train run up to time, be (plaintiff) should have arrived in Limerick at 6.5 p.m and caught the train which left at 6 30 p.m ; and in spite of the fact that the stationmaster at Limerick Junction wired Limerick to hold the 6.30 p.m train for several passengers, the Company's (defendants') servants at Limerick refused to hold the train, and he (the plaintiff) was obliged to spend the night in Limerick, to the inconvenience and expense of himself.

 

Sir Arthur Vicars, the plaintiff, bore out this statement in his evidence, and stated that it was for no financial gain or consideration he brought the action, but in the interests of the travelling public. The defence was that there was no negligence by the defendants in the running of the trams, but owing to the fact that it was Christmas time there was an abnormal amount of traffic, and mails left Dublin by the 12.20 p.m, and that the fact of the train being late at Limerick Junction was entirely due to the extraordinary traffic; and further, that the officials at Limerick had they kept the 6.30 p.m train from Limerick to Tralee would have been acting in excess of their duty.

 

Mr Condon argued that the defendants train which meets the morning boat at Kingstown was, strictly speaking, the property of the Post Office Authorities, and was run by the G S & W R Company under agreement with the Post Office, and that the carriage of passengers by that train was only permitted by the courtesy of the Post Office. He further contended that the train advertised by the Railway Company as their 6.40 a.m train from Kingsbridge was really the same train as meets the boat at Kingstown. He (Mr Condon) then referred his Honor to a foot-note in the G S & W Company's official time table which referred' to the morning boat train at Kingstown and which read as follows—"Kingstown Pier, 5.37 a.m, i.e, this boat train awaits arrival of English mails from Kingstown Packet arrangement with Post Office authorities." Mr Downing, replying, held that by virtue of such a publication in the official' time tables Sir Arthur Vicars should succeed in his claim; firstly, because the public could not be expected to know that the carriage of passengers by that train was permitted only by the courtesy  of the Post Office, and secondly, that any traveller reading the foot-note would naturally be led to believe that no matter what time he arrived at Kingstown he would find a train waiting for him to take him to his destination in the South

 

of Ireland.

 

Mr Condon said that what happened was whenever a boat was so late at Kingstown as to preclude the possibility of the 5.37 train running so as to leave Dublin at 6.40, as advertised, the company then ran a 6.40 train from Kingsbridge.

 

Mr Downing said that such a train would, in fact, be a special train, and there was no such train advertised in the G.S & W Railway time tables.

 

His Honor, after hearing, the arguments, said he agreed with Mr Downing, and said if he were a member of the public and travelling from England he would certainly expect, having regard to the company's advertisements and time table, that he would get such a train at Kingstown as would carry him to his destination in the South. The only point upon which he now required to be satisfied was as to whether there was an actual contractual relationship between the G S & W R Company and Sir Arthur Vicars, having regard to the fact that Sir Arthur was travelling on a single ticket purchased at the London North Western Railway Station at Euston. His Honor reserved his judgment in the case until next Listowel Quarter Sessions, so as to permit of argument on that point by Counsel for the plaintiff and Mr Condon, solicitor, for the defendants, and added that if the plaintiff could satisfy him that there was contractual relationship between the plaintiff and defendants he would give a decree for £2.

 

Singers at WL Singing Club Oct 2016

 

https://youtu.be/dtp_SfDDM7k

 

 

 

Extra for Oct 26 2016

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 21st of Oct. No winner of €15,900 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 6, 18, 27. Our Lucky dip winners this week of €25 each were:

 

1. Reece Kennelly-Horgan, Knockanure; 2. Dublin Joe & Bridget, c/o Kevin's,; 3. Noel McElligott, Greenville Listowel,; 4. Donal White, Athea, c/o John Barry; 5. Tim & JJ Q, c/o Hanrahan's Bar,

 

Next draw to take place on Friday 28th October for a jackpot prize of €16,000.

 

BINGO every Sunday night at Listowel Plaza, if you want to help SVP, please ring 068 57380.

 

RAMBLING House at Seanchai, Listowel on 27th Oct from 9.15pm.

 

HISTORICAL Society have presentations on Kitchener and O’Rahilly on 5th and 6th Nov, details from 068 22212.

 

MAUREEN O HARA was remembered at Foynes Museum on Oct 23rd on the eve of the first anniversary of her death, her grandson Conor Fitzsimons has donated much of her memorabilia to the museum.

 

GARDA Youth Achievement Awards 2016, closing date 5th Dec, details from 066 710 2311.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 26th Strolling Through Ulysses; Thursday 27th The Best of Traditional; Fri. 28th Patrick O’Sullivan - The road to a Friend’s House, details from 068 22566.

 

KNOCK: ‘Marbhna – A Requiem Mass’  composed by Odhran O’Casaide at  Knock Basilica 12 noon Sunday November 6th, commemorating all those who died in 1916.

 

Requiem 1916 Marbhna, in Irish, featuring the voice of Sibéal Ní Casaide, is a solemn expression of commemoration. It sets out to explore the beauty of sean nós voice, together with chamber choir and orchestra, classical solo voices, traditional and early music instruments. The blend of Irish and classical music reflects two great musical traditions in Ireland at the time of the Rising. The musical motifs are carried seamlessly from genre to genre.  It is the first orchestral setting of a Dies Ires in the Irish language.

 

THE BEST OF BILLY KEANE:  The Listowel Arms Hotel will be the venue for the launch of Billy Keane’s book ‘The best of Billy Keane’ on Friday, November 4 at 8pm.

 

CAR BOOT SALE:  The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in aid of local radio WL102fm takes place this month on Bank Holiday Monday, October 31 instead of Sunday,

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tickets at €5 are on sale in Ann Lyons, The Square Abbeyfeale and at the Farmers’ Market for the dance on Sunday, November 13 in aid of WL102fm. Dancing will be to the ever popular Mike Condon, teas will be served and there will be a raffle. 

 

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:   Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, November 2 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

 

‘FALLING GRADIENT’ ON SALE IN ABBEYFEALE:  A new book, titled "Falling Gradient", which tells the story of all the railway routes that served Limerick has just been launched. It has been written and self-published by Joe Coleman, of Meelick, Co. Clare, whose family had many connections with the railway

 

AN GÁIRDÍN GLAS, DUBHÁTH: This pioneering initiative was set up 7 years ago at the back of St Bridgid's Church Duagh with the blessing of Fr Pat Moore.  We are looking for more help to keep this wonderful project active.  Ring Michael on 087 2700 518 for details. Geraldine on  087 2684540.

 

DISCOVER EUROPE WITH ERASMUS:  Limerick Youth Service & Leargas are inviting parties who are interested in the Erasmus Plus programme, which outlines funding opportunities for European youth exchanges & projects. LYS’s Northside Youth Space is located in Ballynanty (beside Thomond Park) and interested parties are asked to contact Stacey Lyons at staceyl@limerickyouthservice.org or 083-854675.

 

HALLOWEEN:  Visit the Haunted Writers’ Hall at the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel from Sunday October 30  to Tuesday November 1from 3- 5 pm.  Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years.  A children’s Halloween Arts Camp will also take place from November 1- 4  from 10 - 1 pm.  For further details tel. (068) 22212 or email info@kerrywritersmuseum.com.

 

THE MEANING OF LIFE TONIGHT ON RTÉ AT 10.30 Watch The Meaning Of Life , Gay Byrne interviews John Sheahan of the Dubliners. John will perform in Glin church this December with BAGATELLE. John's ancestors hail from GLIN! John Sheahan  is the last surviving member of the legendary 5-piece, The Dubliners.

 

2016 October 26 Knockanure

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

 

THE NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPTICS CLUB:  Would like to thank all who supported their recent Church Gate Collection at both Churches.  You very generously gave €730.  The Club wishes to thank their collectors too.  Thanks to all. (Kitty Windle on behalf of the Club)

 

MURHUR N.S. MOYVANE  will be raising their Green flag on Fri 28th Oct.

 

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL: Due to the present industrial situation in second-level schools the Annual School Open Night is on Wed 26th Oct rather than Thurs 27th.

 

VIGIL MASS OF 29TH OF OCTOBER MOVES TO 7PM FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

 

BOOK: Beale GAA Book out now contains 624 pages.

 

BEST Wishes to Sarah Browne of Tannavalla and Brian Mulvihill of Glenalappa who were married in Listowel Church, recently by Canon O’Connor. The bride is daughter of John and Theresa and the grooms parents are Jer and Nuala.

 

SYMPATHY:  To Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane North on the death of Bernie’s sister Ann Higgins,  Coolock, Dublin.  Ann’s funeral was on Sat 22nd  October 2016 in Coolock.  To Marie Walsh & Family, Barragougeen on the death of her aunt Joan Hillard,  Tullamore, Listowel whose funeral was celebrated in Listowel on Wed 19th 2016.  A Mass for Joan Hillard will be celebrated on Sun 30th at 10am in Knockanure and for Ann Higgins on Sun 30th at 11am in Moyvane.

 

DEATH: Tommy Frank O Connor well listeners of Horizons and Just a Thought, Tommy of Cloonanorig, Tralee and formerly Ranaleen, Currow, Co. Kerry, died on 19th October 2016.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Paddy O’Sullivan, Fr. James O’Keeffe, Fr. Sean Dillon, Bro Dan Hayes, Matt O’Connor, Darragh Hennessy, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Fr. Michael Stack, Teresa O’Sullivan, Mary Carroll, Fr. Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Tony Mason, Hanna Connelly, Node Guiney, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully, Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane, Marie Buckley.

 

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

 

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: on Thurs Oct 27th in the Rose Hotel at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

 

GROW: World Community Mental Movement in Ireland open meeting and information evening in Listowel Arms Hotel on 26th October at 7.30 p.m, more  from Jerry at 086 0271990.

 

MENS SHED, Athea. A meeting place would be available and there is a bit of land also that could be used. If interested call 068 42533.

 

DUBLIN Marathon is on Sunday 30th, as usual some locals will take part.

 

MISSION SUNDAY “Very many thanks for donations last weekend to the Missions collection which amounted to €505.  This Jubilee Year of Mercy marks the 90th anniversary of the first World Missionary Day. There are almost 1,200 Irish missionaries serving throughout the world.

 

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Kevin had an utterly grace filled, happy and most enjoyable pilgrimage.  Delightful pilgrims, nice liturgies and excellent sharing.  The weather was so very kind, glorious sunshine. He prayed for all of you there. “ St. Padre Pio won’t let us down.  May his blessing continue to bless and support all of us”.

 

ADDICTION Conference will be held on 4th Nov. 2016 at North Campus IT Tralee.

 

IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy diabetes, learning difficulties are eligible to apply.  Closing date 31st October.  Call Ashley 086 1030740/Ruth 087 2809833

 

 THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE AT GLÓRACH Abbeyfeale:  Through the very kind assistance of Helena Quinn, we look forward to showing the film The Siege of Jadotville on Saturday evening, October 29. 

 

CAR BOOT SALE DATE CHANGED:  The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in aid of local radio WL102fm takes place this month on Bank Holiday Monday, October 31 at the Community Centre, across the road from Aldi in Newcastlewest.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017.

 

LOCAL man Bernie O Connor had a great Show at St John’s, on October 7th, on numerous occasions I have seen him entertain senior citizens over the years. Everyone had a good word for his recent show aided by many talented friends.

 

FESTIVAL: Please programme. Friday: 12noon  Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition. 8.30pm Rambling House in Marian Hall; Saturday: 11am – 1pm  Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds & FIFA Playstation Tournament  for 7 to 12 years at the Marian Hall.

 

 7.00pm  Vigil Mass followed by Annual Boro Dinner in Marian Hall. at 8pm; Sunday                               11.30am Vintage Rally/Mini Trade Show & Craft Fair & Farmers Market  1.30pm  Official Unveiling of 1916 Garden of Remembrance by Senator Mark Daly.  1.45pm Youth Club Walk – Community Centre Car Park. 2.00pm Dog Show – Church Car Park. 2.30pm Bonnie Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions – Community Centre. 3.00pm Puppet Show with Kiddies entertainment – Community Centre. 8.00pm One Act Play “Fledged & Flown” followed by Variety Concert – Marian Hall. Monday:                               12noon North Kerry Harriers first Hunt of Season. 1.30pm – 3.30pm   Halloween Fancy Dress & Kids Disco for u12’s in Marian Hall. 3.00pm I.C.A. Ceremony for Burying of Time Capsule

 

NOVEMBER LIST ENVELOPES:  These envelopes are available in your offertory boxes and also at the back of both Churches.   

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Halloween Camp at Listowel FRC November 1-4, places limited, Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584.

 

HALLOW ART CAMP in Xistance Youth Café Listowel. Dates: Monday 31st – Friday 4th November 10am to 12pm. ages 5-12years €35 per child. For more information contact Michelle on 087-1262974.

 

 MENTAL HEALTH WEEK. As part of Mental Health Week being run in CBS, The Green and Presentation Secondary School, Dr. Fergus Heffernan will talk on creating resilience and happiness in tough, challenging times, in The Rose Hotel on Tuesday 25th October at 7.30. Admission is €5 and all are welcome.

 

 LISTOWEL PARISH AT PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Come and spend a day with spiritual singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain Arrival and Registration 10.00am, Saturday 19th November, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel. For more information and bookings contact: Listowel Parish Office 068 21188.

 

TRALEE 800 HISTORY CONFERENCE: Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of November in Siamsa Tíre and the Rose Hotel. For details visit www.kerryhistory.ie

 

MASS FOR DECEASED PATIENTS IN KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL:

 

Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Senior Chaplain in KUH, Tralee will be celebrated Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Mon 7th Nov at 7pm

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS AT LIXNAW on 18th Oct.;  The witness given by Garda Sergeant, Tom Murphy who has lived with a malignant melanoma for the past number of years.  His message was one of positivity and hope into the future. Latest treatment worked for him, without side effects.

 

LITURGY WORKSHOP – There will be a liturgy workshop on Tue. Oct 25th from 8.00 to 9.30pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.

 

HUSBANDS AND WIVES: Worldwide marriage encounter is designed to give married couples the opportunity to look at their lives together... A time to share their hopes, joys and fears with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their lives.  The next weekend will be at the lake hotel, Killarney from 18th - 20th Nov. For more info or to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie   087/6670418 or 086/8334382.

 

MICRO CHIP your dog, details from 068 40796.

 

CLOCKS go back one hour on Sunday 30th.

 

THOUGHT: Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.

 

Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

 

AURORA: A coronal hole on the Sun is expected to spew material towards Earth and cause displays of the Northern Lights that should be visible from Ireland.

 

HISTORY: Valuation Document for Keylod At the time of Griffiths John Sandes was renting it along with Heffernan’s from William Sandes. John Healy took it on in 1867 and held it until 1892. Nobody then until 1898 when Bryan Galvin took it. He only held it for a year. Next up was a John Moloney. Then Maurice Corridon came along in 1912. He purchased it from Sandes in 1914. Maurice must have died young because his wife Nora became the owner in 1920. She died around 1944 and then it was in the name of James Corridon from 1946 until 1955. Then Michael Corridon until 1958 when Jeremiah Clancy took over.

 

Before Griffiths Primary Valuation was published there were a number of interim books. These are known variously as Tenure Books, House Books, Field Books, etc. They are held in the National Archives. Not all the books have survived. But the one for Islandanny has. When they compiled the first book John Moloney hadn't yet come back from Monagay. Instead there were five Moloney households on the farm in Sluicequarter. The farm was shared by Thomas (jun.), Denis and Daniel. Then Thomas (sen.) and Michael were renting small plots from the three younger men. Thomas Sen. didn't pay any rent for his plot and he also had the "grass for one cow". He was obviously the father of the three men who shared the farm. I'm not sure about the exact relation of Michael to the others. He may have been a brother of Thomas (sen.) but maybe not. I knew of him already - he continued renting his plot until the 1870s. (The plot is basically what Goulds became later - also known as The Jury.)

 

THE ROAD FROM ABBEYFEALE:  Abbeyfeale was a vital hub in the early part of the nineteenth century in the national network of horse drawn transport.  On November 4, 1836 Mr. Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, had the services of a driver and four horses on a journey from Abbeyfeale to Newcastle West.  The four horses were named Jack, Major, Nancy and Grey.  O’Connell paid one pound and eight shillings for this service.  His driver was paid seven shillings.  This information is gleaned from the books of accounts of Leahy’s Inn and Livery Station located at the Square in Abbeyfeale at that time.  An original copy of the accounts for the years 1834 to 1842 is the source material which Dr. Pat Wallace will draw on for his lecture entitled “The Road from Abbeyfeale” which he will deliver to Rathkeale & District Historical Society this Friday evening October 21.  The lecture will examine all the horse drawn traffic through Abbeyfeale in the years 1834 to 1842.  It will also tell of the guests, carriages, drivers and horses as well as details of the cost of stay and other matters.   Dr. Wallace is the former Director of the National Museum of Ireland and was the chief archaeologist with overall responsibility for the Viking Dublin excavations at Wood Quay and Fishamble Street in 1974.  You, your family and friends are welcome to attend this free lecture in the Arts Centre at the Carnegie Library in the Rathkeale area offices of Limerick City and County Council. Starting time is 8.30pm.  The Arts Centre can be reached by lift and by stairs.

 

ANTHONY Foley; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Anthony Gerard Foley (30 October 1973 – 16 October 2016) was an Irish rugby union player and head coach of Munster. He was attached to the same squad during his professional playing career. He was a member of the Munster team that won the 2002–03 Celtic League and was the winning captain during their 2005–06 Heineken Cup success. Foley played for Ireland from 1995 to 2005, and captained the squad on three separate occasions.

 

The funeral Mass will take place on Friday 21st 2016 at St Flannan’s Church, with the church ceremony reserved for family and friends only. The burial afterwards will be at Reilig Núa Cemetery, Killaloe. Anthony G Foley retired from rugby in 2008, made over 200 appearances for Munster, he played 62 times for Ireland as a back row, and has also captained his country on 3 different occasions. He also captained Munster to their first European Cup in 2006. Foley was named Munster manager in 2014.

 

http://thomondpark.ie/

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/A-WZQnmMBPQ

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFLtq9wZJDE

 

 

 

Fields of Athenry:

 

Low, lie the Fields of Athenry,

 

Where once, we watched the small free birds fly

 

Our love was on the wing

 

We had dreams and songs to sing

 

It's so lonely 'round the Fields of Athenry (repeat)

 

 

 

Stand Up and Fight:

 

Stand Up and Fight,

 

Until you hear the bell,

 

Stand toe to toe,

 

Trade blow for blow,

 

Keep punching 'til you make your punches tell,

 

Show that crowd what you know,

 

Until you hear that bell,

 

That final bell,

 

Stand Up and Fight like hell.

 

More News 19 Oct 2016

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results.No winner of €15,800 jackpot.

 

Numbers drawn were 8, 13, 16, 20.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;

 

1. Catherine Walsh & Con Lynch, c/o Con Lynch; 2. Donie McGrath, c/o Amber,

 

3. Imelda Toomey, Kilmorna; 4. The O'Brien Family, O'Briens Bar; 5. Steven Shields, Carrigkerry.

 

Next jackpot of €15,900 with draw to be held on Friday 21st of October.

 

CLOUNMACON: Great to hear Leo Finucane and some local children recall school day in Clounmacon School, Leo made a film on school days long ago and illuminated some the characters from the locality.

 

 Recent death. Sr. Catherine Colbert of The Grove Abbeyfeale.

 

MICK O’CONNELL TO OPEN GARRY MCMAHON WEEKEND:  The 8th annual Garry McMahon traditional singing festival takes place from Friday, October 21 to Sunday 23 in Abbeyfeale. This year’s lineup makes for another full weekend of singing sessions, Storytelling, Workshops, Competitions and Presentations. Next  Friday October 21 @ 8pm the festival will be officially opened by the one and only Mick O'Connell from Valentia who apart from being a personal friend of Garry McMahon's played football with him on  the Kerry team. This will be followed by a singing session in The Ramble Inn bar.  Saturday will begin with free workshops @10.30am in Leens hotel where we will have 2 tutors teaching songs and composing new songs. This will be followed @ 3pm by the very popular newly composed ballad competition in the Ramble Inn bar. Singing sessions will continue into the night in both the Ramble Inn and Leens hotel.  Sunday will commence @ 12 noon with Aifreann na Riocht in Abbeyfeale church as composed by Garry McMahon RIP and performed by the Abbeyfeale choir.  At 3pm we will have a very special presentation in Fr Caseys GAA club which will include traditional music, singing and storytelling. this year’s tribute goes to Daisy Kearney well known storyteller and a regular at our monthly singing sessions where she entertain us all with her stories.  Later the weekend will draw to a close for another year with a final session in the Ramble Inn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE ROAD FROM ABBEYFEALE:  Abbeyfeale was a vital hub in the early part of the nineteenth century in the national network of horse drawn transport.  On November 4, 1836 Mr. Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, had the services of a driver and four horses on a journey from Abbeyfeale to Newcastle West.  The four horses were named Jack, Major, Nancy and Grey.  O’Connell paid one pound and eight shillings for this service.  His driver was paid seven shillings.  This information is gleaned from the books of accounts of Leahy’s Inn and Livery Station located at the Square in Abbeyfeale at that time.  An original copy of the accounts for the years 1834 to 1842 is the source material which Dr. Pat Wallace will draw on for his lecture entitled “The Road from Abbeyfeale” which he will deliver to Rathkeale & District Historical Society this Friday evening October 21.  The lecture will examine all the horse drawn traffic through Abbeyfeale in the years 1834 to 1842.  It will also tell of the guests, carriages, drivers and horses as well as details of the cost of stay and other matters.   Dr. Wallace is the former Director of the National Museum of Ireland and was the chief archaeologist with overall responsibility for the Viking Dublin excavations at Wood Quay and Fishamble Street in 1974.  You, your family and friends are welcome to attend this free lecture in the Arts Centre at the Carnegie Library in the Rathkeale area offices of Limerick City and County Council. Starting time is 8.30pm.  The Arts Centre can be reached by lift and by stairs.

2016 October 19 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE ST. MARY OF ANGELS -  A public meeting will be held on Wed. Oct. 19th at 8pm at Killorglin CYMS Hall, Mill Rd.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Would you like to become a volunteer for children's Storytime and other events?. Do you have 45 Minutes to spare on a Saturday morning or afternoon?. If 'Yes' then pop into Listowel Library and speak to a member of staff for more details Tel: 068-23044.

 

JOURNAL; Athea Parish Journal are seeking articles and photos.

 

DEATH has occurred of Tom (Tommy) Stack, Keylod, Moyvane. Tommy died suddenly on the 7th of October, 2016 at Kerry University Hospital, Tralee. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents, Mike and Mary, brother Daniel and David, grandmother Phil, granddad Mike Long, uncles and aunts, gran aunt, cousins, relatives, neighbours, friends, and his carers. Requiem Mass for Tommy Stack was celebrated at Moyvane Church on 11th October 2016. Fr. Kevin was unavoidable absent as he was on a St Pio Pilgrimage. The Requiem Mass for Tommy Stack was celebrated by Canon Declan O’Connor, assisted by Fr. Nolan, Fr. O’Callaghan, Fr. Duggan, Fr. Lucid and Deacon Jones. Items in memory of Tommy was presented at the altar, included, Rebel Jersey, Liverpool memorabilia, Soccer cap, Board game, Playstation controller and bottle of Coke. Mulvihill Family sang appropriate hymns. Family and friends did the readings. School friends in big numbers were also at the Mass along with family, neighbours and general public. Guard of Honour was provided to give Tommy a last farewell. Many little incidents in Tommy’s life were recalled and illuminated his lovable character. Tommy represented Ireland at the U-18 FIPFA International Development event in 2013.

 

SYMPATHY to Con Healy & Family, Clounbrane on the death of his brother Patsy,  Leitrim East whose funeral took place in England.  To the family of Bridie Lynch (nee Flavin),  Carrueragh who died in Boston. Death of Seán Dowling, nephew of Kathleen Buckley, New Houses and to Mike.

 

 ANNIVERSARIES: Martin O’Connell, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Jack Dunne, Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Willie Harnett, Michael O Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Paddy Sullivan. Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Mon     17th 7.30pm for Rita Shorten (Rec Dec). Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Seán Broderick. Sun 23rd at 11.00am for Gerry Galvin, and parents Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat. Mass Knockanure Tues  18th at 9.30am for Frances Tynan (Rec Dec). Sun 23rd at 10.00am for Michael & Julia O’Sullivan.

 

MASS:   Thurs 20th  at 7.30pm First Year Mass for Tarbert Comprehensive School in Tarbert Church. Mass Moyvane Fri 21st at  7.30pm Special Intention (Sick)

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  24th Village Festival on the October Bank Holiday events include:  Friday:  12noon Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition.   8.30pm Rambling House in Marian Hall. Saturday:                 11am – 1pm Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds &  FIFA Playstation Tournament for 7 to 12 years at the Marian Hall. 7.00pm Vigil Mass followed by Annual Boro Dinner in Marian Hall at 8pm. (Please note once off 7pm Vigil Mass) Full details on local posters

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, October 20 from 8 -10pm.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

 

WALK On Thursday, October 20th  for Athea National School.

 

BINGO on Wednesday October 19th Gaelscoil Ó Doghair in Newcastle West. Local woman Kathleen Shanahan is principal.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE Knockalougha 18th October at 8pm.

 

 MICK O’CONNELL TO OPEN GARRY MCMAHON WEEKEND:  The 8th annual Garry McMahon traditional singing festival takes place from Friday, October 21 to Sunday 23 in Abbeyfeale. This year’s line-up makes for another full weekend of singing sessions, Storytelling, Workshops, Competitions and Presentations.

 

GROW: World Community Mental Movement in Ireland open meeting and information evening in Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday 26th October at 7.30 p.m, more  from Jerry at 086 0271990

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “ A Garrison town but one in name only – Tarbert’s role in the War of Independence 1916 – 1922. “ Talk by Patrick Lynch in the Bridewell was given on Saturday last.

 

 FUNDRAISER - Monster fundraising Bingo will take place in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sat 22nd October at 8pm.

 

DANCING: Stepdancing Classes: by Johnny Cronin in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall began on Tuesday 11th October at 4.00 p.m.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Wednesday 19th and 26th October Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs with Fr. Sean Sheehy.  7p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

 

IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy diabetes, learning difficulties are eligible to apply.  Closing date 31st October.  Call Ashley 086 1030740/Ruth 087 2809833 .

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: in partnership with the Public Health Nurses will run its annual Baby & Us Programme Topics: Play Therapy Baby Massage, Immunisations - GP Questions Nutrition, Physio Speech & Language, First Aid Wrap Up Event. All welcome - New Moms, Mums again, Dads, Partners and Grandparents. Especially The Babies. Start Date - 19th Oct from 10.30am – 12.00pm. Halloween Camp Nov 1st to 4th.  Further details from the centre on 068/23584.

 

TOUR; Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 .The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday, October 27th, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday, October 28th, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday, October 29th, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday, October 30th, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton. Contact www.irishramblinghouse.com for ticket details for the four shows.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, October 19 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm. 

 

SAFER COMMUNITIES Listowel Gardaí will present a talk on: Safer communities Thursday October 20 at 11am. Venue; Listowel Family Resource Centre Further details from Toni on (068) 23584.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: On Saturday, October 22 next Dromtrasna will come alive with runners and walkers, young and old, to show their support for, Milford Hospice Services.

 

CHARILE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS: on Monday, October 17th at 8pm in the Rose Hotel, on his experience of visiting Missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 18th Far From The Madding Crowd. A play based on the most endearing of Thomas Hardy’s novels.  Wed 19th, The Vanbrugh Quartet. Thursday 20th The Electric Five Band, (American). Fri. 21st An Evening with Johnny McEvoy, details from 068 22566.

 

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (RES) / YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES): If you need support job seeking and feel that you are a little lost in deciding what you want to do, then you should contact the RES / YES which offers 1:1 support and career planning to individuals around education, training and employment opportunities.  To find out more you can contact Finn or Lynne at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316 or Adrienne on 069 62222.

 

GLIN: Going for Gold Competition: There was great excitement in Glin last Tuesday night as Glin was named the overall winner of Limerick Going for Gold 2016.  Glin Development and Tidy Towns were a wild card entry in Tuesday night’s final which was held at the Strand Hotel, Limerick.  There was more than 140 entries in this year’s competition which began in June. Even with all the stiff competition, Glin came first with the top prize of €10,000.

 

HUSBANDS AND WIVES: Worldwide marriage encounter is designed to give married couples the opportunity to look at their lives together... A time to share their hopes, joys and fears with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their lives.  The next weekend will be at the lake hotel, Killarney from 18th - 20th Nov. For more info or to book visit www.marriageencounter.ie   087/6670418 or 086/8334382.             

 

CONVERSATION CAFÉ FOR COMMUNITY CATALYSTS: Do you want to learn how to host public meetings or community group meetings in a different way? Learn how to host a 'World Cafe' style meeting with Davie Philips from Cultivate, based at the Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary at 7.30pm next Wednesday 19th October in St. John's Parish Centre. More information from www.cultivate.ie

 

HISTORY: Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 - 1942) Thu 16 Nov 1916 Page 22

 

Professor Kettle's death completes a family tragedy which can have few equals. The three daughters of David Sheehy, M.P., married respectively Mr.Culhane, a Master in Chancery, Mr. Sheehy-Skeffington, and the late Professor Kettle. - A few months ago Mr. Culhane died suddenly. Mr. Sheehy Skeffington 's end is too well known; his brother-in-law — one of the two soldier sons

 

of Mr. David Sheehy — was fighting against the rebels at the time that Mr. Sheehy Skeffington was being shot. Now, Professor Kettle is gone, too. 'Within nine months all three sisters have been left widows.

 

 

 

The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Thu 13 Mar 1834

 

NARRATIVE OF THE SCHOONER MARIA ELIZA.

 

(From the Newfoundlander of Sept. 19.)

 

We have been kindly supplied with the following interesting particulars relative to the

 

Maria Eliza. The annals of the trade cannot, we believe, furnish a second instance of a vessel having been driven by the ice a distance of 900 miles from her port of destination :

 

The schooner Maria Eliza, Captain Hughes, which arrived here on Saturday last from Cork, via Green,

 

land, has been a missing vessel for some months past She sailed from Cork on the 15th March for this port, with a cargo of pork, butter, potatoes, Sec, and on the 11th of the following month fell in with a field of ice, by which she very shortly became surrounded. From that period the vessel became the sport of the wind, and current and ice, until on the 30th April, she was driven towards the land, which it was extremely difficult to distinguish from the immense islands of ice by which it was bounded. After considerable exertion the crew succeeded in getting the vessel through, and found to their great astonishment they were on the coast of Greenland, some of the natives having pushed off their canoes. On the 15th May, they entered a small harbour called Nennortelik, about four miles east of Cape Farewell, very much exhausted from their sufferings on the ice, and having no fuel or water remaining, and received a hospitable reception from the Danish factor resident there. After some days delay at this place they proceeded along shore which was only clear of ice for the extent of a mile to the principal port, Julianababh, in lat. 61, the residence of the governor, who rendered them every assistance in his power. About two months after their arrival at this port, a Danish brig, which is annually despatched from Copenhagen with supplies for the factories, arrived there, and Captain Hughes then finding it would be impossible for him to get clear of the coaster the ice without assistance, concluded on remaining until the brig was ready to sail. On the 3lst August he sailed in company with the brig, and arrived at this port on Saturday last, just six months from the time of their leaving Cork.-There were two gentlemen passengers on board, Mr. Hickson and Mr. Popham, whose friends had long since mourned for their loss. During the vessel's detention in Greenland the agents at the several Danish factories were ever ready to offer their kind assistance, and the native Esquimaux, who appear a simple, honest race, afforded very acceptable services, while the vessel was coasting along shore, it was frequently found necessary to tow through the floating ice, which was done by skin boats, rowed by native women, who were also very useful in providing articles of clothing for the crew. The winter had set in very severely previous to the departure of the Maria Eliza.

 

 

 

HURRICANE: A fully developed hurricane releases 50 or more terawatts of heat energy at any given moment, only about 1 percent of which is converted into wind. The heat release, Landsea wrote, "is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes."  The entire human race in 2011 used about a third of the energy present in an average hurricane.

 

10 Oct 2016

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results from draw held on Friday 7th Oct. 2016 were as follows:

 

No winner of €15,700. Numbers drawn were 10, 16, 17, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were

 

1. John Watts, c/o Ploughman Abbeyfeale; 2. Andrew Moloney, Derry, Listowel, c/o Speedy’s;

 

3. Catriona Kenrick, c/o Ploughman, Abbeyfeale; 4. Jim Connolly, Trien, Kilmorna; 5. Elaine Sharpe, Lisaniska, Kilmorna, c/o Collins. Next  draw to be held on Friday 14th October with a jackpot of €15,800.

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to offer our sincere sympathies to Mike and Mary Stack, Keylod and their two sons Daniel and David on the untimely passing of their son and brother Tommy. Our thoughts are with Tommys Family, friends and neighbours at this time. RIP

 

 

 

VACANCIES EXISTS ON COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT Vacancies exists on Community Employment for Passenger Assistant, Caretakers in Castleisland. If eligible, contact Bridie Dillon on 087/2747626

 

 

 

ACTIVE RETIREMENT Abbeyfeale :  The next meeting of the active retirement group will be on Wednesday, October 12 at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre (the Old Tech), Mountmahon.

 

 

 

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL:  If you would like to gain self confidence, self esteem and improve your ability to speak in public then you should check out the newest public speaking club in North Kerry.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, October 20 from 8 -10pm.  Admission €5 which covers cost of refreshments and rent of the room.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

 

 

 MICK O’CONNELL TO OPEN GARRY MCMAHON WEEKEND:  The 8th annual Garry McMahon traditional singing festival takes place from Friday, October 21 to Sunday 23 in Abbeyfeale.

2016 October 12 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 10th October 2016.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

ICA: Any Organisation/Group who has items for inclusion in the Time Capsule can hand them in at the Marian Hall (kitchen) on Tuesday evening 11th October 7-8pm.  ICA meeting at 8pm. (Sewing evening)

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Thurs 13th Oct at 10.30am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

JOHNNY CRONIN SCHOOL OF IRISH DANCING: will be holding adult Irish Dancing Classes (18 and over) for fun and fitness on Tues nights at 8.45pm in the Marian Hall.  No experience needed, all welcome.  Info from Johnny 087/1151461.

 

DEATH: Sr. Mary Aquin (Ella) O’Carroll, Cahirdown & Convent of Mercy, Weymouth, England.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen Fuller, Hannah Hyland, Murt Downes, Harry Stackpool, Bishop James Collins, Annie Flynn, Paddy Horgan, Margaret Shine, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, John Mahony, Pat Stack, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Maggie Enright, Martin O’Connell. Mass Moyvane: Wed 12th at 7.30pm for Margaret McPhillips, Cork. Sat 15th  at             7.30pm Joan Mulvihill, Sun 16th  at  11.00am for Peggy Austin (Rec Dec). Knockanure Mass, Thurs 13th at 9.30am NB, Maureen O’Sullivan, Cork (Rec Dec). Sun 16th  at 10.00am for Nancy Shanahan, Cork (Rec Dec).

 

MASS Moyvane; Mon 10th at 7.30pm, Thanksgiving for all who were so supportive to Larry Whelan & Family, Bishopstown, on the death of his  wife Carmel.

 

JOURNAL; Athea Parish Journal are seeking articles and photos.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE: at Knockalougha on 3rd Tuesday of each month, next meeting 18th Oct.

 

CASEMENT: Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Roger Casement: the man 1864 - 1916. Speaker: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair on Thurs 13th Oct from 8pm to 10pm. More info 066713 4276.

 

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE: A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold Writing Workshops every Tuesday Morning for the month of October and November from 11 am - 12 noon. The Workshops are facilitated by Kerry County Councils Writer in Residence Máire Holmes, starting on October 4th. Please contact the Library to secure your place on 068-23044.

 

LECTURE entitled ‘The Palatines – the Plain, Serious, Artless People’ will be presented by Pádraig O Conchubhair, O.S. and Author  Tralee Library at 7.30pm on Tuesday 11th October. All are welcome. Organised by the Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society www.kerryhistory.ie

 

BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE: Annual Craft and Food Fair on Saturday 15th October from 2 to 6pm, More details (068)  27799.

 

COLAISTE IDE DINGLE  open days 15th and 16th October for academic for 2017, 2018,  and future years   Tel: 066 9151211

 

RETIREMENT party at the Top of the Town on Saturday night, October 8th for Amina Parkes, who recently retired from Westbury Medical Centre.

 

CHARILE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS: on Monday, October 17th at 8pm in the Rose Hotel, on his experience of visiting Missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea. Caroline Reid of the Irish Refugee council will speak on Ireland’s response to the global refugee crisis. This event is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of world Mission Day.

 

GALA CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will take place Ardagh Church on Sunday, October 16.

 

Tickets available from 086 8123855.

 

 

 

 

 

AN AUTUMN CONCERT; with The Kerry Choral Union and German String Orchestra at The Rose Hotel on Wednesday October 12th at 7.30pm. Admission Free.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: On Saturday, October 22 next Dromtrasna will come alive with runners and walkers, young and old, to show their support for, Milford Hospice Services.

 

KERRY AND LISTOWEL ALZHEIMER'S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person with time to spare? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer's Daycare Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie on (068 23584).

 

PILGRIMAGE TO CLONFERT FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY: Wednesday October 12th. Coach leaving Tralee at 8am. Contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123 or Ann Lawlor on 087 7456092.

 

ROSARY:  15 Oct There will be a Public Rosary coordinated nationally by Ireland Needs Fatima on Saturday the 15th of October.    Details for Kerry are as follows: on Saturday 15th October in the Square, Listowel at 4pm. For more information contact Denis 0876590551. The Square, Tralee, at 4pm The Grotto, Rock Road, Killarney at 4pm; Rahela Grotto, Ballyduff at 3pm; The Grotto, Gneeveguilla Village at 4pm. Public prayer is powerful.  All welcome.

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S: Thu 13th Don Stiffe. One of Ireland’s foremost ballad and folk singers, Don Hails from Galway and his debut solo album, ‘’Start of a Dream’’ was released in 2006 to critical acclaim.

 

Sun 16th, Be My Love – The Mario Lanza Story. Written and presented by Cathal Mac Cabe, the show features Frank Ryan, Sarah O Mahoney- Soprano and Thomas Doyle- Piano.

 

Tues 18th Far From The Madding Crowd. A play based on the most endearing of Thomas Hardy’s novels.  Wed 19th, The Vanbrugh Quartet, details from 068 22566.

 

ADULT LITERACY & BASIC EDUCATION CENTRE, there are some spaces still available in the following courses. QQI Level 3 Caring for Children, QQI Level 3 Maths, QQI Level 3 Computers, Please ring Mary on 068 23866.

 

INTERNET SKILLS FOR THE FARMING COMMUNITY RUNNING IN TRALEE, CASTLEISLAND, LISTOWEL, DINGLE. MON 17TH OCT @ 7.30PM NORTH KERRY COLLEGE Internet Skills for Farmers is a 6 week course costing €40. Classes will run for two hours per week. To register your place phone 066 7120877.

 

IN AID OF THE HOPE FOUNDATION A 10k Run/Walk Will Be Held In Duagh On Sunday 16th October At 9.30am. Registration At The National School From 8.30am.

 

SAFER COMMUNITIES Listowel Gardaí will present a talk on: Safer communities Thursday October 20 at 11am. Venue; Listowel Family Resource Centre Further details from Toni on (068) 23584.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARER'S SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carer's Support Group takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. October 11 at 12.30pm.

 

MEDJOGRE PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 10th October at 7.30pm. in the Adoration Room, Listowel.

 

COURSE ON PRAYER FROM NEW CATECHISM WITH FR SEAN O SHEEHY. Continues on Monday, October 10th from 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room. The topic is Prayer and the Bible. All are welcome!

 

RTE RADIO MASS: In preparation for our 11.00 a.m. Mass which will be broadcast on RTE RADIO on Sunday, Oct. 23rd   (Mission Sunday) a practice will take place in the Listowel Church on Tuesday night, Oct. 11th beginning with the Readers at 7.15 p.m. and the Choir at 8.00 p.m.

 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA DEVOTION: Moment of prayer and reflection with Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament from 11.00am to 2.00pm ending with Benediction at  Our Lady’s Altar on Thursday next 13th October. All are welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

PRESENTATION CLASS OF 1966: A reunion for the Presentation Secondary School, Leaving Cert Class of 1966 will take place at the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday, October 29th, 2–5pm. For further information contact Anne Kelliher, 086 8094448. If attending let Anne know by Oct. 21st at the latest. This will be an informal affair.

 

TALK: Ardfert Historical Lecture Series. Speaker Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair on Thursday, October 13th from 8.00-10.00pm on Roger Casement the Man 1864-1916.

 

TOUR; Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 .The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday, October 27th, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday, October 28th, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday, October 29th, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday, October 30th, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton. Contact www.irishramblinghouse.com for ticket details for the four shows.

 

CONTEST: Winners of the 2016 European Union Contest for Young Scientists Announced

 

Between 15 and 20 September 2016, close to 140 young scientists aged between 14 and 21 presented a total of 80 projects from 37 countries to a panel of international judges at the Tour & Taxis Sheds in Brussels, Belgium.

 

The second prizes went to teams from Germany and Canada and the third prizes were awarded to projects from Ireland, the Czech Republic and South Korea.

 

SPACE: The International Space Station is visible in Irish evening skies from October 3rd to 19th.

 

THOUGHT: Speak when you are angry and you will make the best speech you will ever regret.

 

Ambrose Bierce.

 

South Wales Weekly Post 11th January 1919.

 

OVER THE ATLANTIC.  Mystery of Aeroplane Flight NEWFOUNDLAND TO IRELAND. There is considerable mystery about a supposed flight of the Atlantic by aeroplane, which is rendered all the more confused by a new story- confirming that published in some detail by American papers a few weeks ago. The United States Naval Institute Proceedings, an official publication, confirms the report of a light of a De Haviland aeroplane from Boston, New Jersey, via Newfoundland, to Europe. It states that the aeroplane, carrying four passengers, left Graves Harbour, on the Newfoundland coast, at 7 a.m. on July 28th, and maintained a height of 15,000 feet for 24 hours and 10 minutes, ending at Dingle Bay, Kerry, Ireland, at 11.12 a.m. on July 29th. En route the aeroplane encountered an American troopship, which was saluted, and the crew of the aeroplane were congratulated by a destroyer by wireless. The flight deviated a number of degrees southward until a destroyer was encountered several hundred miles off Ireland, when a due north course was followed for about 55 miles, after which the eastward course was resumed. The distance from Graves Harbour to Dingle Bay is between 1,600 and 1,700 miles, and would thus give an average speed of something like 57 miles an hour.

 

 

 

 

 

Evening Express 15th March 1901

 

 IRISH COMEDY. Mr. REDDY (.N.. King's County, Burr) asked the Chief Secretary for Ireland whether his attention had been called to the case of the larceny of Quinlan's ass (laughter) which was the one case to go before the grand jury at Tullamore Assizes, and to the remarks of Mr. Justice Johnston in respect of the amount of the expenses incurred; and would he direct the re-payment of the expenses which fell on the ratepayers. The ATTORNEY-GENERAL for IRELAND: I am asked to reply to this question. (Laughter.) My attention has been called to the report of the remarks of Mr. Justice Johnston on the occasion referred to, but I cannot say whether the report is accurate or not. The depositions disclosed a strong prima facie case for investigation. (Laughter.) My colleague, the Solicitor- General for Ireland, in the ordinary course directed the prosecution to be taken up by the Crown. The expenses are paid by the Exchequer. Mr. REDDY: Is it not true that Mr. Justice Johnston censured the Crown solicitor for bringing forward the case, and the latter said he brought it at the express direction of the Attorney-General. Would the Attorney-General now pay the cost? (General laughter.) The ATTORNEY-GENERAL: I am not aware that the learned judge said anything of the kind, and I certainly will not pay the cost. (Laughter.) Mr. FLAVIN (N., Kerry, N.): Can the right hon. gentleman say what was the age of Quinlan's ass? (Great laughter.) The SPEAKER: Order, order. Mr. ROCHE (N., Galway, E.): I desire to know whether the Attorney-General will act on the suggestion of Mr. Justice Johnston, viz. that Quinlan's ass, when he came to an end, should be stuffed and kept carefully in the museum in Dublin. (Roars of laughter.)

 

2016 October 5 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

RAMBLING House on Thursday 6th October 2016 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 086 3090 948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 10th October 2016.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on the First Friday of every month from October onwards starting Friday,  beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Mass at 7.00 p.m. followed by the St. Pio prayers and Benediction.

 

HARVEST MASS: will be celebrated in both Churches on Sun 9th. 

 

NEW SINGERS WELCOME:  Choir practice on Friday evenings at 5.30pm in Moyvane Church.  New singers welcome.  Contact Mary on 086/0791791.

 

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 30th September. No winner of €15,600 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 17 and 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. A. Harley, c/o John Barry, School Road; 2. Lisa Keane, Leen’s Hotel; 3. Sunny Long, Leen’s Hotel; 4. Daniel Leahy, UCD Dublin and 5. Brendan Horan, New Jersey, USA. Next draw to be held on Friday 7th of October with a jackpot of €15,700.

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed: The Sweeney Family, Lissaniskea on the death of Michael Murphy, Caherciveen. The Large Family Trien, Kilmorna on the death of Jeremiah Cronin Rathmore.

 

The Goulding Family, The Village Knockanure, on the death of Donie Cahill Brosna. The Clancy Family Trien, Kilmorna on the death of Mark Cussen, Charleville. The Stack Family, Clieveragh, Listowel on the death of Patrick Stack, Gurtcreen, Listowel.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Stack, Fr. Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Mai Mullane, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, James Moore, Sr. Ann Doyle, Sr. Dympna Nunan, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Michael Moloney, Pat Nolan, John O Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy.  Mass in Moyvane; Mon 3rd at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, & Deceased  of the Stack Family. Thurs 6th at 7.30pm for Joe O’Connor.  Fri 7th at  7.30pm  for        John O’Connor, & Deceased Members of the O’Connor Family. Sat 8th at  7.30pm  for Mary Ellen Flaherty. Sun 9th at 11.00am  for  Henry Stackpoole.

 

Knockanure Church mass on Sun  9th at  10.00am for Kitty Murphy, Kilmeaney,(Months Mind) 

 

 FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Thursday Knockanure calls and Friday in Moyvane.   

 

GERARD: Claire McCormack had     the Big Interview with Gerard Barrett in last week’s Farming Independent. Gerard has recently premiered his new film, “Brain on Fire” at Toronto Film Festival.                                                                                       

 

NEW RAMBLING HOUSE OPENS IN ABBEYFEALE:  Benny Thade McCarthy, presenter with WL102fm had a Rambling House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Monday, October 3.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING:  Mon 3rd Oct at 9pm in Marian Hall.  All members were asked to attend.

 

YOUTH CLUB:  KDYS is urgently seeking Volunteers to assist in the running of Moyvane Youth Club.  Please contact 087/0576213.

 

MOYVANE SENIOR BADMINTON:  AGM Mon 3rd Oct at 8.30pm in Community Centre.  New members welcome

 

MOYVANE JUVENILLE BADMINTON:  Calling all parents whose children would like to play badminton to a meeting in the Community Centre at 7.30pm on Tues 4th Oct.  All parents are asked to attend.

 

 RAMBLING HOUSE: at Knockalougha on 3rd Tuesday of each month, next meeting 18th Oct.

 

SINGING: West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. The next session will take place on Friday, October 7 at 9.30pm. The West Limerick Singing Club 8th Garry McMahon Traditional Singing Festival in Abbeyfeale, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October. The club are honouring storyteller Daisy Kearney this year.

 

OPW are looking for tour guides to work at Desmond Hall and Listowel Castle for the 2017 tourist season.

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS of our Pastoral Area night at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 5th at 8pm. 

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL meet on 3rd October at 8pm. in the Presbytery in Duagh.

 

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  Our ‘Do This In Memory’ programme for our  First Holy Communicants and their families will be starting shortly.  A meeting of parents/guardians will take place this Monday evening Oct 3rd after the evening Mass in Moyvane Church. 

 

COURSE ON PRAYER FROM NEW CATECHISM WITH FR. SEAN O. SHEEHY. The next session will take place on Monday week, October 10th from 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tralee/West Kerry MS Society are holding an Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday, October 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Dancing 3 -6pm.Music by Pa Quade. Teas served. Raffle on the day for selection of gifts.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL are holding their Open Night on Wednesday, 5th October 2016 in the School from 5.00p.m. to 8.00p.m.

 

VARIETY CONCERT  One day at a time in St. John’s Theatre, The Square, Listowel on Friday, 7th October at 8pm. Featuring Bernie O Connor & Friends. Proceeds in aid of Oncology Unit at Kerry University Hospital. Tickets at St. John’s Theatre, Listowel Arm’s Hotel or Bernie O Connor.

 

KERRY PARENTS &FRIENDS ASSOCIATION are holding a Fashion Show in the Listowel Arms hotel on Tuesday 6th October at 8 pm.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: at The Brandon Hotel, Monday October 3rd from 5pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday October 4th to Thursday 6th from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm. More information on 021 4807400 or 1850 731 137.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Mon 7pm to 8pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management.

 

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 7pm - 8.30pm. Celebrating faith in the Sacraments.

 

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Roger Casement: the man 1864 - 1916. Speaker: Seán Seosamh Ó Conchubhair on Thurs 13th Oct from 8pm to 10pm. More info 066713 4276.

 

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE: A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold Writing Workshops every Tuesday Morning for the month of  October and November from 11 am - 12 noon. The Workshops are facilitated by Kerry County Councils Writer in Residence Máire Holmes, starting on October 4th. Please contact the Library to secure your place on 068-23044.

 

CHARILE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS: on Monday, October 17th at 8pm in the Rose Hotel, on his experience of visiting Missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea. Caroline Reid of the Irish Refugee council will speak on Ireland’s response to the global refugee crisis. This event is being hosted by the Diocese of Kerry in celebration of world Mission Day.

 

RTE RADIO MASS: Our 11.00 a.m. Mass in Listowel on Sunday, Oct. 16th was scheduled to be broadcast on RTE Radio live on that day. This date is now changed by RTE to the following Sunday, Oct. 23rd (Mission Sunday)

 

GALA CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will take place Ardagh Church on Sunday, October 16.

 

Tickets available from 086 8123855.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: On Saturday, October 22 next Dromtrasna will come alive with runners and walkers, young and old, to show their support for, Milford Hospice Services.

 

KERRY AND LISTOWEL ALZHEIMER'S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person with time to spare? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer's Daycare Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie on (068 23584).

 

PILGRIMAGE TO CLONFERT FOR THE YEAR OF MERCY: Wednesday October 12th. Coach leaving Tralee at 8am. Contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123 or Ann Lawlor on 087 7456092.

 

VOLUNTEERING: This year’s Irish Aid Volunteering Fair was at the Printworks in Dublin Castle, from 11.00am – 5.00pm on Saturday 01 October 2016.

 

 CORK AND KERRY CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE; Cork International Airport Hotel on Saturday/Sunday, Oct. 15th/16th. Theme “Lord, remember me”. Main Speakers Fr. Damien Ryan, & Patricia Mitchell.

 

SHEP CERTIFICATE IN SOCIAL AWARENESS AND COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT A limited number of places, remain on this course which is run over 5 weekends from October to December in Collis Sandes House. Applications no later than October 10th. Further information from Liam McCarthy on 021 4666180.

 

CHERNOBYL GROUP is actively seeking new host families to host children from Belarus for 2 to 4 weeks in the summer of 2017. An Information Evening will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel, on Tuesday October 11th at 7.30pm. For further information contact, 087 9969393, 085 1555029 or 087 9013784.

 

KERRY WOMEN WRITERS’ NETWORK presents a symposium: “Fearless and Imaginative”. Women and Writing: Responses to the Rising. In The Rose Hotel, Saturday October 8th at 1.30pm. Admission Free.

 

FIVE GOLDS FOR KERRY IN 2016 TIDY TOWNS. Listowel got gold with 325 points, while Moyvane got 281, Knockanure got 261 and Duagh got 237 points.

 

NEW MOON was on 1st Oct.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING:  Mon 3rd Oct @ 9pm in Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE in partnership with the Public Health Nurses will run its annual Baby & Us Programme.  All welcome - New Moms, Mums again, Dads, Partners, Grandparents and especially the Babies. Starting 19th Oct 10.30am – 12.00pm.  More info contact 068/23584.

 

MERCY AND HEALING:  A very special celebration of Mercy & Healing will be celebrated on Mon 3rd Oct at 7.30pm in the Cathedral, Killarney.  Homilist Fr. Donal O’Connor (who ministered in Listowel) . All are welcome.

 

PUBLIC LECTURE:  A free lecture on The Good Friday Agreement entitled ’18 years a growing – a view from West Limerick will be given by Tim Curtin on Friday, October 7 at 8.30pm at the Community Arts Centre, Carnegie Library, Rathkeale.  All welcome.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, October 5 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.

 

IRISH RED CROSS: There will be a one day course in Practical First Aid on Sat. Oct. 8th   from 9am to 5pm in Tralee.  The topics include: Medical and Trauma emergencies, epilepsy, choking, c.p.r. etc.  To book please call or text (087) 2667177.

 

HOUSE AVAILABLE:  St Ita’s Day Care Sheltered Housing has a vacancy for suitable candidate but they need to be on the County Council list for housing. For further information, please contact St. Ita’s Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale. Ph.06851850.

 

HOPE TO ACTION: The Irish Association of Suicidology's Annual Conference, “From Hope to Action – Interventions that work for Suicidal Persons” is on in Killarney 6th & 7th Oct.  Registration and further info: www.ias.ie ( 01/6674900, Email projects@ias.ie

 

AGEING: Positive Ageing Week Talk ‘Medicine and Me’ on Friday 30th September at 1pm

 

The Hunt Museum, Custom House, Rutland Street, Limerick City Categories: Lecture/Talk

 

Inspired by the wonderful Maiolica jars in The Hunt collection, this lunchtime talk will enable older persons to become more informed in regard to their medicine usage and indeed how simply crushing it can change how it works in body. In conjunction with the Synthesis and Solid State Pharmaceutical Research Centre, University of Limerick. Admission: Free. Phone: +353 61 312833.

 

Limerick is set to host the first International Compassionate Cities Summit on 7th October 2016 at the Castletroy Park Hotel, Limerick.

 

Further information and registration (just 25 euro includes lunch) is available through Milford Care Centre’s website: www.milfordcarecentre.ie/summit2016

 

 

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: a night for all the Eucharistic Ministers of our Pastoral Area will take place  at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday, October 5th at 8.00 p.m.

 

OPW are looking for tour guides to work at Desmond Hall for the 2017 tourist season. Applications will open this coming Thursday 6th October 2016 and will close on Thursday 27th October 2016. The jobs for "Seasonal Guides / Informational Officers" will be advertised on www.publicjobs.ie . So any interested should register on the site and make an application once the positions are advertised, see Listowel also. Desmond Hall with just over 10,000 visitors this summer.

 

 

 

TIRE: Washington, D.C. - The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration announced two tire recalls. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company of Akron, OH, is recalling about 1,650 of its G399A LHS tires, size 295/75R22.5 LRG, curing press ID A6L and A6R.

 

THOUGHT: A true Christian lives and labours on earth not for himself but for his neighbour. Therefore the whole spirit of his life impels him to do even that which he needs not do, but which is profitable and necessary for his neighbour.  Martin Luther.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, June 06, 1966; Page: 9

 

CON COLBERT HONOURED IN LIMERICK

 

In Limerick a plaque to commemorate the renaming of Limerick Station in memory of Con Colbert was unveiled by the Mayor, Mr. F. Leddin yesterday. The Mayor said that it was only fitting that the station should be named after one of Limerick's illustrious sons who fought and died for the freedom they enjoyed to-day.

 

The attendance included Mr. J. Colbert, Portlaoise and Mr. James Colbert. Bray (brothers); Miss Lila Colbert, Rathmines ( sister); Mrs. Nell O'Shaughnessy. Limerick Co. Vocational Education Committee and Miss Greta Colbert, Dublin (nieces).

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, June 13, 1966; Page: 2

 

CON COLBERT MEMORIAL HALL

 

LIMERICK'S executed 1916 leader Con Colbert is to be honoured by the building of a cultural centre in Athea, County Limerick, where Colbert spent his early days before moving to Dublin.

 

A committee under Mr. Timothy Wolfe, with Sergeant John Mc Cormack as hon. treasurer has received the final plans for the building from Mr. Thomas Sheehan, architect. Limerick.

 

The memorial hall resembles a modern American structure in miniature and will cost £18.000. Mr. Wolfe said that it would be used for cultural purposes for all sections of the community.

 

"There will be no question of dances, as all too many halls in this country become nothing but dance halls after a short time. We intend to have a library, reading room, place for lectures and theatre," he said Sergeant McCormack said that they already had about £4,000 and they were hopeful of getting an amenity grant from the Limerick County Council and contributions from Limerick exiles in Britain and the U.S. The ground which is in the centre of the village has been given free by members of the Colbert family.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Wednesday, September 24, 1975; Page: 14

 

MR J P COLBERT

 

Mr. John P. Colbert, who has died in Dublin aged 77, was in his time regarded as one of the  leading Irish economic experts, in a science which then did not attract so many practitioners as it does now.  A native of Athea, Co. limerick and a cousin of the 1916 leader Con Colbert, he Studied  at University College, Cork graduating in commerce. In London he joined the staff of the Statist and achieved a considerable reputation as an economic expert.

 

He was appointed managing director of the Agricultural Credit Corporation in 19? And Chairman of the Industrial Credit Company Ltd, when it was established in 1933. U.C.C. conferred him with an M. Econ Sc. for a work published by him on money and bank credit. Mr. Colbert also lectured on banking and finance in U.C.D.

 

South Wales Daily News 21st December 1881

 

At Athea, near Listowel, county Kerry, a farmer, named Coltoner, while on the way home, Was attacked and savagely beaten by a party of disguised men armed with guns and pitchforks. The injured man had written letters to Conservative journals, in defence of the landlords' claim.

 

http://newspapers.library.wales/search?query=athea&page=4

 

 

 

In the vicinity of Athea, County Kerry, a human skeleton in a bag has been found at a depth of five feet in a solid bank, which apparently had never been disturbed. A lock of brown hair was attached to the skull. From, The Merthyr Telegraph and General Advertiser for the Iron Districts of South Wales 30th May 1879.

 

DEATH OF A CENTENARIAN I The death has occurred at Athea, County Limerick, of Mrs. Sullivan, nee Dalton, aged 101 years. Deceased’s life was entirely spent in the pariah of Athea, and she had enjoyed splendid health, being able to attend the services at the Catholic Church up to April last.

 

From Evening Express 27Aug1907

 

 

 

Late News for last week 28 Sept 2016

Con Colbert

 

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LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 24th September 2016. No winner of €15,500 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 6, 7, 9 and 14. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were

 

1. Bill Moloney, Listowel; 2. Betty Heaphy, Listowel; 3. Patrick Mahoney, Athea; 4. Marie Woods, Killoughteen, Glin, and 5. Mike Lynch, Taxi 49541 Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 30th September.

 

COLBERT: The Athea Community honoured Con Colbert with a Commemoration Weekend on Saturday & Sunday, September 24th and 25th. Saturday at 2pm at Pairc na nGael a football blitz ‘Athea vs Castlemahon’ and an over 35s football match. At 8pm a free concert at the Con Colbert Hall with ‘Black Bank Folk’ –John Colbert, who is a member of this band, is a great grand nephew to Con Colbert. On Sunday at 12.30 a talk on the life of Con Colbert at Athea National School by Jamie Kelly and after this Athea Community Council had a bronze bust sculpture on the grounds of Con Colbert Hall unveiled and suitable speeches were made by relatives and organisers of the Colbert Memorial group. This was followed by refreshments and music at the Top of the Town Bar. Jamie Kelly has many relations in the parish

2016 September 28 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH CHRISTMAS CARDS:  Available in the Parish Office. Also pictures, rosary beads, magnets etc., honouring St. Teresa of Calcutta available.

 

GOD’S MERCY AND MOTHER TERESA:  An evening of prayer, music and recollection in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney with guest speaker Susan Conroy from USA -  Fri 30th Sept at 7.30pm. Refreshments afterwards.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in Ballybunion on Thu. Sept. 29th from 5 to 8pm.

 

EUCHARISTIC MINISTERS: a night for all the Eucharistic Ministers of our Pastoral Area will take place  at St. Patrick’s Hall on Wednesday, October 5th at 8.00 p.m.

 

COURSE; Fr. Sean is providing a catechesis course on the next chapter of the New Catechism – This time the focus will be on PRAYER: 6 sessions 7.00 - 8.30. Monday 26th September at the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome. 

 

COURSE for all our Readers / Ministers of the Word is taking place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Upper William Street on Wednesday night next, 28th September beginning at 8.00 p.m.

 

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS will take place in Listowel on the First Friday of every month from October onwards – beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Mass at 7.00 p.m. followed by the St. Pio prayers and Benediction.

 

SYMPATHY: To Mick and Kathleen O’Brien, Moyvane, on the death of Kathleen’s sister Molly Chrisfield.  Molly’s funeral took place on Thurs Sept 22nd in London. 

 

DEATH; Sr. Maria Stack (Mercy Sister), Balloonagh Convent, Tralee and formerly of Duagh, Co. Kerry, died on 20th September 2016, sister of Leo and the late Bernard, Gerard, Sr. Agatha C.P. & Sr. Imelda Gabriel C.P. Sadly missed by her  family, The Congregation of The Sisters of Mercy, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, sisters-in-law, relatives and friends.

 

Requiem Mass for Sr. Maria was celebrated at Our Lady & St. Brendan's Church, Tralee on Friday interment afterwards in New Rath Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Kiely, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Jim Hudson, Brendan O’Carroll, Catherine Mulvihill, Paddy Leahy, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossie Culhane, Bridget Stack, Mikey Joe Enright, Patsy Byrne, Gerard Relihan, Nuala Flaherty, Rosaleen Galvin, Jackie Hassett, Fr. Tim Buckley, Bridie pelican, Jay Kennelly, Joan McEnery, Patsy Fogarty, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan,  Mass Moyvane; Wed   28th at  7.30pm for Michael Lynch, Fri 30th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, & Deceased Members of the Enright & Horan Families; Sat 1st  at 7.30pm for Charlie Brosnan, & Deceased Members of the Brosnan Family; Sun 2nd at 11.00am for James Harnett, & his parents Maurice & Mary;      

 

Mass in Church Knockanure: Tues  27th at  7.30pm  Sick Special Intention.

 

Mass Moyvane, Mon  26th at 9.30am Mass of Thanksgiving.   

 

LOOKING forward to the day when “Smalltown” may become a weekly series. Gerard Barrett has dealt sensitivity death and emigration with class and now has foundation laid to continue a series.

 

HISTORY LECTURE:  A lecture on ‘The Asgard and the Howth Gun Running’ by Pat Murphy will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Tuesday September 27th at 8 pm.

 

SEANCHAÍ Rambling House:  Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Thursday September 29 from 9.15 pm

 

 Classes for children’s in Creative Writing and Arts & Crafts start on Saturday October 1 in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel from 9.30 am.  Classes are suitable from children age 7 to 11 years.  For further details and to book tel. (068) 22212.

 

ICA: will attend Aqua Aerobics classes in Ballybunion Leisure Centre for 6 weeks starting in early Oct.  Contact Anne at 086/3456808 not later than Tues 27th September.  Also meeting next Tues evening 27th at  8pm.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S COLLEGE:   Open Night will be held on Thurs 29th Sept from 7.30pm to 9pm.

 

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL:  Open Night on Wed 5th Oct in the School 5 - 8p.m.

 

NEW RAMBLING HOUSE OPENS IN ABBEYFEALE:  Benny Thade McCarthy, presenter with WL102fm will be opening a Rambling House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Monday, October 3 following Mass at 8pm that evening.

 

FEAST OF ST. MICHAEL Lixnaw on Thursday 29th Sept. 2 masses at 12 midday and 7.30pm in the evening.  Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate the 7.30pm mass

 

OCTOBER THE MONTH OF THE ROSARY:  We often hear it said that as a Church we are poor at getting the young people involved.  For the month of Oct for the five Vigil Masses in Moyvane and the Sunday Masses in Moyvane and Knockanure, I would like if any of our students from the Secondary Schools would give out the Rosary a quarter of an hour before the Masses.   If anyone would like to help us with this please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office  068 49308.

 

 TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP:  in the Rose Hotel on Thurs Sept 29th at 7:30pm. 

 

CORK AND KERRY CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE:  will take place in the Cork International Airport Hotel on Sat & Sun, Oct. 15th/16th. Theme “Lord, remember me”. Main Speakers Fr. Damien Ryan, & Patricia Mitchell. 

 

GAA: we have another All Ireland football final to look forward to on October 1st.

 

MATCH: Billy Martin memorial game Glin v North Kerry selection October 1st at 4pm in Culhane  park, a blessing and unveiling of a memorial plaque on the dressing rooms will happen before throw in.

 

HEALTHY FAMILY LIFE:  A free seminar on supporting healthy family life will take place in the Listowel Family Resource Centre will take place on Thurs 6th Oct commencing at 10am and concluding at 1pm.  Babies are welcome to attend with family members.  Speakers are Mary Collins, Catherine Condon, Brid Brosnan and Dr. Ann Horgan.  Light refreshments will be served on the day.  To book or for further information from 068 23584.

 

BRIDGE FOR BEGINNERS:  Listowel Bridge Club, starting lessons for beginners shortly.  Anyone interested in taking up Bridge, please contact Maria O’Connor  087/7554996. 

 

MENS SHED: north east and west Kerry Development present a training schedule for sheds at

 

An Tochar, Tralee Men’s Shed, Ballyduff FRC and Listowel Men’s Shed on 27-29th  of Sep. and 4-6th and 20th and 27th October .  Anyone wishing to take part contact 0876566507.

 

BLUE CHIP at Tesco in Abbeyfeale, please remember Knockanure Community Centre, has been selected as one of the charities.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tralee/West Kerry MS Society are holding an Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday, October 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Dancing 3 -6pm.Music by Pa Quade. Teas served. Raffle on the day for selection of gifts.

 

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE: A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Will hold Writing Workshops every Tuesday Morning for the month of  October and November from 11 am - 12 noon. The Workshops are facilitated by Kerry County Councils Writer in Residence Máire Holmes, starting on October 4th. Please contact the Library to secure your place on 068-23044.

 

GALA CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will take place Ardagh Church on Sunday, October 16.

 

Tickets available from 086 8123855.

 

DAYS OF PRAYER, GIFT OF MERCY: This weekend begins our Diocesan Days of Prayer, Gift of Mercy from Sept 24th to Oct 3rd. Join us in prayer and action as we reflect on being people of mercy in our homes and in our communities, responding to Pope Francis’ call to us. Pick up a prayer leaflet available in Churches or join us on www.dioceseofkerry.ie.  A celebration of Mercy & Healing will take place in the Cathedral, Killarney on Mon Oct 3rd at 7.30pm.  Homilist Fr. Donal O’Connor, Chaplin IT Tralee & former C.C. Listowel Parish.

 

BOOK: Joe Coleman, Author, extends an invitation to the launch of his new book "Falling Gradient" at 6pm on Friday September 30th in the Granary Library, Michael St., Limerick.

 

The book features all the railways which served Limerick City and gives considerable attention to the North Kerry Line which ran from Limerick via Newcastle West and Listowel to Tralee and is now the Great Southern Trail Greenway route.

 

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  The monthly market in aid of WL102f your community radio station takes place on Sunday, October 2 at the Community Centre, Newcastlewest.  Gates open 7.30am.

 

YOUTH 2000: invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from the 7th-9th Oct in De La Salle College, Newtown, Waterford.  

 

SINGING: West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. The next session will take place on Friday, October 7 at 9.30pm. The West Limerick Singing Club 8th Garry McMahon Traditional Singing Festival in Abbeyfeale, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd October. The club are honouring storyteller Daisy Kearney this year.

 

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: On Saturday, October 22 next Dromtrasna will come alive with runners and walkers, young and old, to show their support for, Milford Hospice Services.

 

KERRY AND LISTOWEL ALZHEIMER'S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person with time to spare? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer's Daycare Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie on (068 23584). Centre on (068) 23584 as early booking advised.

 

LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE  Are hosting their annual Coffee morning in Christy’s, The Square, Listowel on Friday 30th  September 2016 from 10am. to 1pm. Your support would be much appreciated. All are welcome.

 

HSE STOP SMOKING COURSE Like to quite smoking? A HSE 6-week ‘Stop Smoking’ support group will start in: Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd, Tuesday 4th Oct. to 8th Nov.  From 6.30 to 7.30pm. The course is free of Charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Officer. To confirm booking as places are limited ring Mary on 066-7195617.

 

NORA MULVIHILL COFFEE MORNING in aid of Listowel Hospice that took place the week of the races raised €413.00. Many thanks to all who contributed.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Paul Montgomery, B.A.Theol., M.A.Chap., Grad Holocaust Ed. Mondays - 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October, 2016 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management. Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 28th Sept. to 16th Nov. 7.00pm - 8.30pm. We celebrate our faith in the Sacraments. Capacitar: Saturday 1st Oct from 9.45 to 4.00pm. Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Contact Anna O'Donoghue 0879447105. Ref. capacitar-Ireland.org

 

CLOCKS go back one hour on Sunday 30th October.

 

CALLING ALL FAMILIES: A free bus will travel to Knock on Saturday, October 1 next from the South Court Hotel, Limerick to attend ‘A Day in honour of Our Lady’.  Guest speaker Fr. Shenan Boquet.  To reserve your seat telephone 09493 75993 or email mail@hliireland.ie

 

LONDON PREMIERE FOR “THE MOUNTAINY PUCK”:  On Saturday, October 1, Knocknagoshel based drama group, the Spike Players, will travel to London to perform the hilarious comedy The Mountainy Puck. The special performance will be for one night only in the Bentley Suite of the Clayton Crown hotel, Cricklewood.  The play, written by Chriostóir Barrett, Ballybowler, Lispole who now lives in Knocknagoshel is based in 1970’s rural Ireland and follows the lives of ordinary country folk. It addresses themes such as neighbourhood rivalry, love and unexpected incidents that bring comedic value to the play.  The Spike Players Drama Group, from Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry, was set up in September 2009 and the late Noelie Roche from Church St., Abbeyfeale who lived in Knocknagoshel was a member.  Noelie, known locally as ‘Spike’ died suddenly in November 2009 and it was decided to call the group Spike Players in his memory. Tickets are £10.00 and available on the door or on pre-sale from the Danny Sullivan Group head office in Park Royal London. To purchase tickets or for more information about the event, please contact Siobhan on 0208 961 1900 or email siobhant@dannysullivan.co.uk.

 

WORRY: How can a person deal with anxiety? You might try what one fellow did. He worried so much that he decided to hire someone to do his worrying for him. He found a man who agreed to be his hired worrier for a salary of $200,000 per year. After the man accepted the job, his first question to his boss was, "Where are you going to get $200,000 per year?" To which the man responded, "That's your worry.  Max Lucado.

 

Knocknagoshel 100; 24 Sept. 2016

 

The PARISH Of KNOCKNAGOSHEL celebrates 100 years 1916-2016

 

1916 Petition by Residents of Knocknagoshel to the Bishop of Kerry to split off Knocknagoshel from the Parish of Brosna:

 

Your Lordship:

 

We the undersigned Parishioners of Knocknagoshel, and representing as we do the unanimous wishes of 440 Householders request your Lordship to grant us a resident Parish Priest. This is not the first time this request has been of the Bishop of Kerry but for various reasons was not granted. For instance on one occasion we were too late in mailing our request as the P.P. had been appointed. On another occasion we were told by the Bishop that the debt on the Brosna Presbytery was too heavy, but that is now paid off. Your Lordship will permit us to indicate that the long distances Priests and people have to travel for sick calls and other matters to and from Brosna – from Meenganare, Broughane, and Knights mountain – places because of the distances – 12 to 14 miles, and the hilly roads take 2 1/2 to 3 hours to reach, and the nearest house in the parish is 4 miles from Brosna. The Knocknagoshel Church itself is over an hour’s drive from Brosna. On behalf of the sick, the general convenience of the people, and because we believe that the young and the old will be benefited by the presence and example of a Priest, we beg your Lordship to grant us this blessing. In conclusion we beg to add that we are prepared to do all in our power to meet your Lordship’s requirements in this matter if you kindly accede to our earnest request.

 

The Petition was signed by four hundred and forty householders.

 

 

 

The Munster News and Limerick and Clare advocate

 

Wednesday August 24, 1887

 

http://www.from-ireland.net/newspaper-munster-news-limerick-clare/

 

Father Shannon and the drought (River Shannon in drought)

 

”How long has you on this planet my man?”

 

”Well, I was born in the year 1799, sir.”

 

Then you are 88 years of age. Now, tell me did you ever see the Shannon so low during all that time?

 

Well, sir, I know it well ; I was thirty years boss of a canal boat and I ought to know, and I never saw so little water in the river before.”

 

The scene of the foregoing conversation was the south bank of the Shannon at Killaloe ; the day, Sunday last, and the speakers a very old country man, and the citizens of Limerick who related the occurrence to us. He was expressing his wonder at the state to which the mighty Shannon was reduced all the way down to limerick, and he could have applied his words to its condition for many miles below the city as well. It is so shallow at Killaloe, and at places near Castleconnell that it is really almost possible to walk across dry shod. At Limerick, about Corbally and below, between the bridges, there are also

 

extraordinary shallows or complete absence of water ; but still farther down is a more astonishing result of the drought, for at one point of the river about a mile below the quays, the mud has so silted up, that if it had consistency enough to bear, a person might walk from one bank to the other. Of course this is entirely the result of the continued dry weather, the falling away in the quantities water in the upper stretches of the river and complete drying up of some of its tributaries. It is more remarkable at present than before as the Spring tides strip to such a great extent, and when they are now coming in they rush up headed by a (boar) at a rate that sweeps mud and everything else before them at a furious pace. During the first hour of the tide on Saturday and Sunday, the water must have risen nearly nine feet at the quays, but when it had fully ebbed again the beds and banks cleared as before. We read in an old history before us that as far back as 1667 Father Shannon conducted himself in a somewhat similar style and a poetic record in its pages says :-

 

“A drought excessive came, it was so great.

 

The Shannon from the city did retreat,

 

The Mayor and many more upon dry ground,

 

Outside the walls on foot did walk around”

 

 

 

There would be no difficulty in accomplishing this feat now, for as many years beyond the ambit which was then marked by ramparts, there is no water whatsoever. So little is there to oppose the incoming tide, that within the past week salt or brackish water ran right up to Sarsfield bridge ; and the same old history tells us that this occurred in 1723 when “there was so little rain that year that salt water fish came up to the quay and ling was taken between the two towers” That was as far up as Thomond bridge. Sixty two years later than that the history in 1785 “The summer of this year was so remarkably dry and warm there was scarcely any water in the Shannon between Baal’s Bridge and the new bridge, in which place numbers of eels, flat fish and salmon peale were taken by boys out of the bed of the river” But that was before the day of gas, for when they began to make it at Watergate and let the tar run in to the stream they so poisoned its bed that all fish forsook it. The most serious results though are the accumulation of mud which the uprushes of the tide have left abreast of the quays. There are now some four feet of water on the sill of the Floating Dock, whilst outside the pier-head the mud has formed a bar right across to the north shore. It is hoped that the winter floods will sweep the hundreds of thousands of tons of mud away to the depths from whence it came, but to look at it now this seems scarcely possible. The Harbour Engineer calculates that some couple of millions of tons of mud have shifted up stream since the first of June. No doubt he is right, and it will require large outlays and hard work with the dredgers to get the channel back to its normal condition.

 

POLICE: Dublin Metropolitan Police: Removal of Superintendent O’Connor

 

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The Commissioners of the Dublin Metropolitan Police have deemed it necessary to visit their displeasure a serious violation of police duty committed by Mr. Superintendent O’Connor, in having caused a suspected thief to be brought, on Saturday evening, the 27th ult., from the office of the G division to South Great George’s Street, and thence to Chancery lane station house, with a label around his hat, on which the words “Thief” and “Swell Mob” were written.

 

The orders to the police are to protect every person in custody from insult or injury in every possible way. Mr. Superintendent O’Connor is removed from his division and his rank, but with the option of accepting an inspectorship in another division, or retiring from the service. The commissioners we are informed, accompany this order with the remark, that but for Mr. O’Connor’s past services, performed with a zeal, integrity and intelligence, which entitled him to much consideration, as well as certain extenuating circumstances in the case, he would have been removed altogether from the force. Mr. O’Connor has been instrumental in banishing more thieves out of Dublin than all his colleagues collectively. Mr. Augustus Guy, inspector of the B division is appointed superintendent of the division in the room of Mr. O’Connor, the office of the branch of the force to be in College Street.

 

From, The King’s Co. Chronicle Vol. 1 No. 3 Wednesday, Oct 6th, 1845

 

Late News for 21 Sept 2016

LIFE is a song sing it;  is a game play it; is a challenge meet it; is a dream realise it;  is a sacrifice offer it; is love live it; is a goal achieve it.

 

 

 

LOTTO results for Knockanure GAA Draw held on Friday 16th. No winner of €15,400.

 

Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 27, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were

 

1. Timmy Jnr Horgan, Kilmorna; 2. Ellen O'Connor, c/o Theresa Collins, Lisaniska,

 

3. 'The Gunner' Enright, c/o Mike the Pies,; 4. Michael O' Connor, 43973

 

5. Aidan McEnery, c/o All Star Bar, Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 23rd Sept. with a jackpot of €15,500.

 

BLUE CHIP at Tesco in Abbeyfeale, please remember Knockanure Community Centre, has been selected as one of the charities.

 

GALA CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will take place Ardagh Church on Sunday, October 16.

 

Tickets available from 086 8123855.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tralee/West Kerry MS Society are holding an Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday, October 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Dancing 3 -6pm.Music by Pa Quade. Teas served. Raffle on the day for selection of gifts.

 

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE: A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

 

 

 

IRISH SIGN LANGUAGE:  Marie Barrett, Ballaugh will be teaching an Introduction to  Sign Language at the Desmond College this autumn.  For further information contact Sean Sheils 06962205.

2016 September 21 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS COMMENCE ON FRIDAY SEPT. 23rd in Lixnaw.  This is the anniversary of his death in 1968.  The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

 

ROLLING BACK THE YEARS: THE CLASS OF 1962 at St John’s on Friday 23rd Sept. A film documentary by Leo Finucane on Clounmacon National School 1878 – 1975 featuring old footage and a re-enactment of the class of 1962 and their journey to and from school along the famous black ditch.

 

DANCING CLASSES: Knockanure Community Centre, starting Wed 21st Sept at 8pm. Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot, Quickstep etc.  All age groups and new members welcome.  No partner needed.   087/6809249 or 49799.

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE LISTOWEL:  A wide variety of courses beginning at the end of September.  For full details contact Iseult Glynn, Director of Adult Education on 086/0289958.

 

BEST WISHES to Michele Collins who was married on 8th September 2016 in Athea to Simon Parkinson of Melbourne. The bride had her four sisters as bridesmaids – Áine, Donna, Carol and Jackie, Jason Parkinson, Gearóid Collins & Thomas Begley were best men. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Sean Sheehy. The Bride is daughter of Hannah Mai and Jim Collins, The Nursery.

 

DEATH took place of Martin Gordon, Mountbellew and formerly from Kilkerrin and Birmingham England, on September 5th 2016 Pre-deceased by his wife Peggie Relihan. Survived by his daughter Noreen, brother Paddy, sister Annie, sisters in law, brother in law, nephews and nieces.

 

Funeral mass was celebrated on 8th September at St. Joseph's Church, Kilkerrin followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. His wife Peggie Relihan who died Feb. 2013, was a native of Knockanure.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Denis O’Sullivan, James Dower, Sr. Agatha Stack, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Tom Kennelly, Bill O’Donnell, Kevin O’Donovan, Bridger O’Connor, Mary Fitzell Soder, Mary Jo Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Joe O’Flaherty, Alphonsus O’Kane, John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, Maighread McCarthy, Maeve Goulding,  Mass Moyvane: Mon 19th at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor; Tues 20th at 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin & Dec Members of The Galvin & Flaherty Families; Fri 23rd at 7.30pm            for Joan McEnery; Sun 25th at 11.00am for Michael Carmody. Mass Knockanure: Thurs 22nd at 7.30pm for Donie Cahill, l/o Brosna & Abbeyfeale (Rec Dec); Sun 25th at 10.00am for John Horgan.

 

Mass Moyvane Sat 24th at 7.30pm Special Intention.

 

GAA: U11: The 2nd annual ‘Hughie Fitzmaurice’ Tournament in aid of Listowel Hospice will be held on the 25/9/16 at 11:30 in Moyvane.

 

SCHOOL: Junior Certificate Results 2016 Are Out and Schools are already looking forward to the mid- term break – Halloween from Monday 31st Oct to Friday 4th Nov.

 

FUNDRAISING night for Murhur National School Thursday, September 29th. The Marian Hall. What’s on? Bingo but not any old Bingo.

 

BOOK: Martin Moore a man with many local connections, has recently published a book called to Arms, it will be launched at Ballygarry House Hotel on 23rd Sept. at 7.30pm.

 

SET DANCING at the Marian Hall, Moyvane, Co. Kerry from Monday, September 26th starting 8.30pm. Enquiries to T. Woulfe 087 9451247.

 

FREE WEATHER STATION FOR MURHUR N.S:  The Irish Daily Mail has offered the school a free Professional Weather Station if 200 tokens are collected. 

 

FAREWELL & WELCOME: Good wishes to Florina the Secretary in Knockanure Community Centre on her retirement.  Welcome to Eilish our new secretary.

 

TALK on suicide prevention will be held at the Arms hotel on 29th September from 7.30pm.

 

BEREAVEMENT GROUP:  Bereavement Group will be established in the Community Centre Asdee on Monday evening 19th at 8pm.

 

PARISH LITURGAL MEETING:  The Parish Liturgy Group are meeting this week to plan and organize Liturgical Celebrations for the next few months. 

 

PLOUGHING: The 85th Annual National Ploughing Championships will be held in Tullamore, Co Offaly from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd September.

 

PADRE Pio Triduum in NCW; 21st - 23rd September 2016; 7-9pm each day including veneration and blessing with relic of St Pio lead by Fr. John Mockler CC.

 

LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE:  A bus will travel from Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 25 at 7am.  Book your seat  from members; Sean Broderick 068 31213   Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Gerard O’Callaghan 087 2980841    Michael Lane 087 9639775   David Davy 087 0994272.

 

MOTHER Teresa Night Killarney, Sept. 30th,in Cathedral.

 

ARAS Mhuire nursing home, recently, began using their new extended dining room.

 

ATHEA HORSE AND PONY RACING:  There will be a video race night on Saturday, September 24 in The Top of the Town Bar followed by horse and pony racing at the farm of Helen and Micheal O’Keeffe,  Glenagore , Athea on Sunday, September 25 starting at 1pm sharp.  All proceeds to Milford Hospice.  Further information Chairman Sean King 087 2678439.

 

CON COLBERT WEEKEND IN ATHEA:  A weekend of events to honour local patriot Con Colbert will take place in Athea over the weekend of September 24 and 25 with the unveiling of a magnificent bronze bust being the highlight of the celebrations.  A football blitz, free concert and a historical lecture are also planned for the weekend as well as the annual horse and pony racing.

 

MOYVANE ICA: in conjunction with the Development Association are planning to bury a Time Capsule in an area adjoining the 1916 Commemoration Stone Plot.  All parish organisations are invited to contribute something for inclusion in this Time Capsule. Items for inclusion must be received by 30th September. For more info contact Anne at 086/3456808 or any ICA member.

 

CHURCH OFFICE: Pictures, Rosary Beads, Magnets & Prayers to honour our latest Saint canonised in the Church Saint Teresa of Calcutta, available in the Parish Office open Mon & Thurs 10am -12noon; Tues & Fri 10am -1pm.

 

ABBEYFEALE BRIDGE CLUB:  Abbeyfeale Bridge club will be playing cards again after the summer break Thursday, September 22 at the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale starting 7.30 pm.

 

RECORDS: This week, the General Register Office have put the vital records online, with free access for all.  Over 2.5 million historic records of births, marriages and deaths are now freely available online,

 

EVENTS: 10 Mile Road Race Killarney 24th Sept.; 24th and 25th Sept. Endurance race Castleisland.

 

Crime prevention week runs from September 20th to 27th, details from any Garda.

 

BUS TO PLOUGHING Wednesday September 21 leaving  6.15am. Contact Tom O’Connor 087 2632096.

 

PUBLIC INFORMATION DAY for the Listowel Bypass Road Improvement Scheme which will be held on Wednesday 21st September in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 12:00pm - 8:00pm.

 

MENS SHED: north east and west Kerry Development present a training schedule for sheds at

 

An Tochar, Tralee Men’s Shed, Ballyduff FRC and Listowel Men’s Shed on 27-29th  of Sep. and 4-6th and 20th and 27th October .  Anyone wishing to take part contact 0876566507.

 

MATCH: Billy Martin memorial game Glin v North Kerry selection October 1st at 4pm in Culhane  park, a blessing and unveiling of a memorial plaque on the dressing rooms will happen before throw in, with food and  music in Barrett’s following the activities at the field .All are welcome.

 

MOTHER Teresa Night Killarney. God’s Mercy and Mother Teresa – An evening of prayer and recollection in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney with guest speaker Susan Conroy from USA, a personal friend and author of three books on our new saint. Friday 30th Sept, 7.30pm. Prayer, Music, book-singing and refreshments (in nearby school) included. More info: www.mercyseptember2016.com.

 

ACCORD: Offers an affordable professional counselling service with qualified counsellors in a confidential, caring and safe environment. The Centre offers one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, separation support, psychosexual counselling, fertility awareness and natural family planning service. ‘If you can’t talk to each other, try talking to us’. Contact ACCORD Tralee at 066- 7122280.

 

THOMAS ASHE CENTENARY: Public meeting to discuss the centenary commemoration of the death of Thomas Ashe will take place in place in Lispole National School on Sunday, September 25th at 4pm.

 

TOUR OF BRITAIN: The dates for the Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 have been announced and people may wish to inform their relatives and friends abroad. The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday 27th October, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday 28th October, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday 29th October, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday 30th October, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton.

 

JOBS: Ortec Inc. is to set up its headquarters in Newcastlewest, jobs are expected to include, engineering and science.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:

 

Gathering of Parish Contact People: Wednesday, 21st September from 6pm to 9.30pm. Mass celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne and followed by buffet.

 

Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Paul Montgomery, B.A.Theol., M.A.Chap., Grad Holocaust Ed. Mondays - 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October, from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management.

 

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 28th Sept. to 16th Nov. 7.00pm - 8.30pm. We celebrate our faith in the Sacraments.

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY DAYS OF PRAYER, GIFT OF MERCY: September 24th to October 3rd. During these days of prayer and action we will reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and look at how we can act as people of mercy in our homes and in our communities. In this way, we can respond to Pope Francis’ call to us, to be people of mercy. A small prayer booklet with reflections and suggested actions will be available next weekend. The Days of Prayer, Gift of Mercy will conclude with Celebration of Mercy and Healing in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday, Oct 3rd at 7.30pm with guest speaker Fr. Dónal O’Connor

 

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS Listowel will take place on the First Friday of every month from October onwards at 7pm. each month incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction

 

THOUGHT: These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one's self. To mind one's own business. Not to want to manage other people's affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one's dignity. To choose always the hardest.

 

Mother Theresa.

 

Many people mess up every new day with what happened yesterday. They insist on bringing into today the failures of yesterday, and in so doing pollute a potentially wonderful day. When bitterness, resentment, and revenge are allowed to live in the human heart, words of affirmation will be impossible to speak. Gary Chapman

 

 

 

Kerry Independent 1880-1884, Monday, September 19, 1881; Page: 3

 

(Advertisment)

 

SOME SUGGESTIVE FACTS ABOUT NEWTOWNSANDES.

 

TO THE EDITOR OF THE KERRY INDEPENDENT 

 

September 16, '81.

 

Sir—At the present juncture when the tenant-farmers everywhere are waiting with, anxiety to see how far the benefits conferred by the Land Act may be realised under its administration, it may not be malapropos to point out, for the information and guidance of my fellow tenants on the Newtownsandes property, a few suggestive facts and figures of which they may not be already aware. In this district the proceedings at the meetings of those " enlightened" members of the local Land League are seldom heard of by the public, and more is the pity, as many real Land Leaguers would be richly amused, if not edified by the pedantic exhibitions which characterise the utterances of a few of the speakers at those meetings. The local agitators in darling Newtown must feel occasional chagrin and, disappointment at finding that their grand blustering efforts at eloquence are quite unrecorded in the public Press; but it appears there are times when, in order to gratify their inordinate desire of seeing their names in print, they willingly incur personally the expense of procuring the special services of a reporter at the meetings on special occasions. Then, indeed, abuse, gross invective, and base misrepresentations against some personally obnoxious tenant or rival trader are sent forth to the Press, nor is their worthy and kind-hearted landlord spared in the calumnies .which they give vent to and circulate. Watching, as I do, the current of local events which some prominent members of the no-called Land League seek to turn to their own advantage, I observe indications of a sinister design on the part of some of those local demagogues to set class against class and induce the tenant-farmers to rush indiscriminately into the law courts with a view of compelling their landlords to reduce their rents which, in many cases, may be found moderate enough already, when the improvements, &c. effected by the landlord are taken into consideration; therefore would ask my fellow-tenants to pause and consider well the propriety of rushing rashly into expensive litigation -which may leave them eventually in no better condition than before.

 

The improvements made by the landlord or his predecessor together with the interest on the monies so expended, will be considered by the Court when fixing what is termed! "a fair rent." How far the tenants on the property may be effected by this essential point in the landlords favour, I cannot positively assert, but I apprehend it will serve to diminish, if not entirely ignore, the tenant's claims for a reduction of rent.

 

In the townlands of Moyvane and Clounbrane alone the sum of £2,400 has  been expended on general improvements by the landlord, and in Kelod and Gurtdromasillahy £3,000. This is certainly a large amount to be expended on so small a property, and furthermore the landlord procured £5, 000 from the Board of Works which he expended to the best advantage for the tenants benefit in effecting general improvements on their farms. As an instance of the practical sympathy and kind consideration at all times evinced by our very worthy and esteemed landlord, T. W. Sandes, Esq., towards his tenantry I may mention a striking act of generosity on his part. He advanced to a few tenants whom he knew to be in rather embarrassed circumstances £200 each for the purpose of enabling them to improve their farms. This involved in addition to their rent, and they are not required to pay back either interest or principal. In another case a tenant owed him twenty years rent was not only forgiven all the arrears but this kind-hearted landlord actually gave him some money to help him to retain his little house;

 

Seldom we hear of such acts of generosity and liberality on the part of the landlord class, but it is well known that Mr. Sandes is ever remarkable for his indulgence and kindly dealings towards his tenantry. What a contrast this presents with the hard-hearted and tyrannical conduct of one of our mock Land Leaguers who not long since called on a poor man who was on his death-bed and instead of offering him his sympathy in that trying hour he threatened to have the process server and bailiff at his door next morning if he did not let him have a patch of ground behind his house which he coveted as it adjoined a portion of his own back premises. Hard indeed would be the lot of poor tenants if they had the misfortune of having a Land Leaguer of this specimen as their landlord. It has been alleged that the rents on the Newtown property are exorbitant, but this assertion is made only by a few parties who have a particular taste for falsifying and misrepresenting facts, and foremost amongst them is a certain veracious member of the Newtown, League who on a certain occasion, not long since, while sailing up the river Shannon chanced to meet his landlord on board the steamer and in the course of conversation which took place between them about the state of the times and local events he had the cool audacity of asserting that he sold over his counter no less than £1,500 worth, of liquor  within the previous year. Considering there are four other publicans in Newtown, each of whom it may-be presumed sold as much liquor as this braggart, it is perfectly astounding to imagine that over £7,000 worth of liquor alone was bought and consumed in one year by the people in and around Newtownsandes.. It is difficult to imagine any statement more calculated to vilify and injure the honest character of a sober and industrious people, for it is obvious the reference to be drawn from this mendacious statement was no other than, that the landlord should regard his tenants as extravagant lot of drunkards.

 

Let the honest Land leaguers of Newtown be aware of snakes in the grass and receive with suspicion and distrust the advice and suggestion which may animate from anybody of which such men as I have referred to are members. Apologising s for the length of this letter.

 

I remain Sir.

 

Your obedient servant,

 

A Friend to the tenants.

 

 

 

JOBS:

 

LISTOWEL CE VACANCIES

 

The following vacancies are currently open:

 

1. Sponsor Name: Listowel Area CE Project Ltd Email: listowelceproject@eircom.net

 

Contact: Noelle O Connell, Project Supervisor……..NB – Please email C.V. & PPS No. to listowelceproject@eircom.net Contact Tel No: 06823810

 

Title of position: Care Assistant CE position

 

Duties: Assisting instructors & Nursing staff working with people with intellectual & physical disabilities.  A holder of a D1 Licence would be desirable (1 position) Assisting the Instructor with various projects; supporting service users in the areas of social skills, personal care & outdoor work projects. Vacancy Location: Kerry Parents & Friends Listowel. Hours: 19.5 per week

 

Rate of Pay: In line with CE & DSP rates

 

Application arrangements:

 

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services (Listowel office 068-50026/21685) and/or Intreo (Listowel office 068-50030/50047)for further details & PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CV & PPS No. in particular when applying either by post or email.

 

Eligibility to participate on Community Employment Schemes is open to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for a minimum of one year or more.

 

Proposed Start Date: 19th SEPTEMBER 2016 or asap after

 

Garda Vetting is a mandatory requirement for this position

 

2. Sponsor Name: Listowel Area CE Project Ltd Email: listowelceproject@eircom.net

 

Contact: Noelle O Connell, Project Supervisor……..NB – Please email C.V. & PPS No. to listowelceproject@eircom.net Contact Tel No: 06823810

 

Title of position: General Operative with Tidy Towns Listowel

 

Duties: Assisting Tidy Towns with Horticulture, Litter Control, Painting & General Maintenance Work

 

Vacancy Location: Tidy Towns Listowel. Hours: 19.5 per week

 

Rate of Pay: In line with CE & DSP rates

 

 

 

Application arrangements: Please contact your local DSP Employment Services (Listowel office 068-50026/21685) and/or Intreo (Listowel office 068-50030/50047)for further details & PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CV & PPS No. in particular when applying either by post or email.

 

Eligibility to participate on Community Employment Schemes is open to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for a minimum of one year or more.

 

Proposed Start Date: 19th September 2016 or asap after that date

 

Garda Vetting is a mandatory requirement for this position

 

 

 

GRANT: SSE Airtricity is inviting applications from community based projects in the locality of their Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada and Athea Wind Farms. The applications will be accepted within a 20km radius of the wind farms for projects that have an energy efficiency or sustainability theme, however, preference will be given to projects within 5km of the wind farms. To find out more about how to apply, please contact their Community Development Officer Anne Reynolds, Tel: 01 655 6556 Email: anne.reynolds@sse.com  The closing date for this year’s Community Fund applications is Friday 23rd September.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Please note the following dates when in-service / best practice training for the following ministries of the four parishes of  Listowel / Duagh / Moyvane & Lixnaw taking place at St. Patrick’s Hall, Upper William Street, Listowel. It will be provided by Ms. Frances Rowland of Diocesan Pastoral Team.

 

Readers / Ministers of the Word:  Wednesday, 28th September at 8.00 p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Wednesday, 5th October at 8.00 p.m. We invite & recommend all our Readers and Ministers of the Eucharistic to avail of the training.

 

FR. SEAN SHEEY’S COURSE Prayer: 6 sessions 7.00 - 8.30. Place: Parish Meeting Room beside St. Mary's Church, Listowel. As the umbilical cord is the lifeline between mother and child in the womb, so prayer is the lifeline between God and the Christian. We will study what prayer is and the different forms of prayer. Come and join us so that our relationship with God can be refreshed and deepened. All welcome. Bring your copy of the Catechism of the catholic Church and your Bible. See you there. God bless.

 

 

 

WANT TO BE A DEACON IN OUR DIOCESE:  Along with other Munster Diocese who have permanent Deacons, we here in the Diocese of Kerry are planning an initial introductory ‘Come and See’ year involving six weekends, starting September next year 2017.  The age limit for ordination to be a Deacon is 60.  Application is open to all men who are practicing Catholics and have an involvement in their local Parish.  If anyone is interested contact the Diocesan Office, Bishop’s House, Cathedral Walk, Killarney or  064/6631168 or have a word with Fr. Kevin.  Our Diocese has two Deacons in Ministry at the moment and please God four more will be ordained shortly.

 

 

 

Late News for last week

 

 

  CONGRATULATIONS to Martina Molyneaux and Liam Hanrahan who were married on 3rd September by Canon. Linnane. The bride is daughter of Mossie and Josie Molyneaux of Listowel. The groom’s parents are Tom and Mary Hanrahan are from Moyvane.

 

 

 

BLOOD Transfusion Clinic in Abbeyfeale on 12th and 13th September from 6pm to 9pm.

 

 

 

O’KEEFFE family had a gathering in the Millstreet last weekend. Many came from abroad.

 

 

 

UNIVERSITY students are just beginning a new term and some are anxious to use their new found freedom, it took generations of hard work to provide them with their present good fortune.

 

  PADRE Pio Triduum in NCW; 21st - 23rd September 2016; 7-9pm each day including veneration and blessing with relic of St Pio lead by Fr. John Mockler CC.

 

 

 

EVENTS: 10 Mile Road Race Killarney 24th Sept.; 24th and 25th Sept. Endurance race Castleisland.

 

 

 

RAMBLING House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on October 3rd.

 

 

 

CONCERT: Red Hurley will be in Abbeyfeale on 14th Oct. 2016, details from 068 31133.

 

 

 

TOUR OF BRITAIN: The dates for the Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 have been announced and people may wish to inform their relatives and friends abroad. The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday 27th October, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday 28th October, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday 29th October, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday 30th October, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton.

 

 

 

 

 

 

From Marian Harnett

 

 

 

WELCOME FR. MULLINS:  A very warm welcome is extended to our new parish priest Fr. Tony Mullins who began his ministry in Abbeyfeale last weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEW RAMBLING HOUSE OPENS IN ABBEYFEALE:  Benny Thade McCarthy, the popular presenter with WL102fm will be opening a Rambling House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Monday, October 3 following Mass at 8pm.  Big Maggie will cut the ribbon and it is hoped to hold a night on the 1st. Monday of each month.  Musicians, singers, storytellers are cordially invited.  A donation will be made to WL102fm after night.

 

 

 

COFFEE MORNING FOR KERRY HOSPICE:  The Wednesday Club are holding a coffee morning in the Ploughman on Friday, September 23 from 11-1pm.  Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

BUS TO PLOUGHING Wednesday September 21 leaving from Church 6.15am.  Contact Tom O’Connor 087 2632096 to book your seat.

 

 

 

ABBEYFEALE BRIDGE CLUB:  Abbeyfeale Bridge club will be playing cards again after the summer break Thursday, September 22 at the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale starting 7.30 pm.

 

 

 

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  CareBright are looking for people to train as Healthcare Assistants in Abbeyfeale and North Kerry.  They offer a 4 week internship programme which will commence in Croom on Monday, October 17.  Further details and application forms from Monica Hanley on 087 8310999 or email training@carebright.ie

 

 

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  Tralee/West Kerry MS Society are holding an Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday, October 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse.  Dancing 3-6pm.  Music by Pa Quade.  Admission €5.  Teas served.  Raffle on the day for selection of gifts.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP:  The local branch of Active Retirement will meet on Wednesday next at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre.Abbeyfeale

 

 

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday September 21 at the Desmond Complex, NewcastleWest from 8-10pm.  Toastmasters provide you with the tools to become a confident speaker in a safe caring environment where everyone is on the same path.  Great for anyone who finds it hard to stand up and get their point across at meetings.  Further information from 087 7972855 or check out our Facebook page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ATHEA HORSE AND PONY RACING:  There will be a video race night on Saturday, September 24 in The Top of the Town Bar followed by horse and pony racing at the farm of Helen and Micheal O’Keeffe,  Glenagore , Athea on Sunday, September 25 starting at 1pm sharp.  All proceeds to Milford Hospice.  Further information Chairman Sean King 087 2678439.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CON COLBERT WEEKEND IN ATHEA:  A weekend of events to honour local patriot Con Colbert will take place in Athea over the weekend of September 24 and 25 with the unveiling of a magnificent bronze bust being the highlight of the celebrations.  A football blitz, free concert and a historical lecture are also planned for the weekend as well as the annual horse and pony racing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE:  A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets costing €15 available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

2016 September 14 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL Day for the Active Retired in Knockanure on Monday 12th Sept. If attending ring 49799.  New members welcome.

 

COFFEE MORNING in aid of Listowel Hospice on Wed 14th from 10.30am. – 2pm. at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St..

 

CULTURE NIGHT September 16 2016.Tour of Seanchai, Music by Comhaltas and Wrenboys, all in Listowel.

 

WELCOME to all our friends who will visit us during the races. May you have a pleasant stay.

 

MOYVANE ICA: in conjunction with the Development Association are planning to bury a Time Capsule in an area adjoining the 1916 Commemoration Stone Plot.  All parish organisations are invited to contribute something for inclusion in this Time Capsule. Items for inclusion must be received by 30th September. For more info contact Anne at 086/3456808 or any ICA member.

 

LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION:  The Moyvane LGFA would like to offer a huge thanks to Neilus, Moyvane Potatoes Ltd., for so generously sponsoring a beautiful new set of jerseys for our U10 girls.

 

PATTERN DAY at the well drew huge crowds to Ballyheigue on 8th September, many from the parish were present.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto results for Friday 9th September. No winner of €15,300 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 21, 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Helen O'Brien, Scrathan, Duagh; 2. Catherine Walsh, Gortromagowna, c/o Con Lynch; 3. Rachel Moloney, Derry, Listowel,; 4. James Sheehy, Glenalappa, Moyvane,; 5. Edward Moloney, 32, Woodview, Abbeyfeale.

 

Next draw to be held on Friday 16th September with a jackpot of €15,400.

 

 CYCLE passing through Athea on September 18th. It’s the mid-west cycle in aid of Parkinsons – Alzheimers. Details also from Mike on 085-1681144.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Martina Molyneaux and Liam Hanrahan who were married on 3rd September by Canon. Linnane. The bride is daughter of Mossie and Josie Molyneaux of Listowel. The groom’s parents are Tom and Mary Hanrahan are from Moyvane.

 

BLOOD Transfusion Clinic in Abbeyfeale on 12th and 13th September from 6pm to 9pm.

 

O’KEEFFE family had a gathering in the Millstreet last weekend. Many came from abroad.

 

UNIVERSITY students are just beginning a new term and some are anxious to use their new found freedom, it took generations of hard work to provide them with their present good fortune.

 

DEATH has taken place of Anna Marie Mc Gibney (née Keane) 7 Tieraclea Park, Tarbert and Lenamore, Ballylongford on 10th September 2016. Predeceased by her sister, Margaret. Survived by her husband Rory, children Cian and Fionn, her uncle Pat Joe and his wife, Eileen, her aunt Annie and her husband, John.

 

DEATH took place on 10th September 2016 0f Catherine (Kitty) Murphy, wife of the late Jackie. Survived by her son Liam, daughter Geraldine McSweeney, daughter-in-law Catherine, son-in-law Victor, and grandchildren John, David, Paula, Stephen, and Lesley, great-granddaughter Liz, nephews, and nieces. Requiem mass for Kitty Murphy in the Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on 12th of September, for 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

 

  Kitty Murphy nee Danaher lived at Riverdale Lodge, Kilmorna.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Mulvihill, Fr. Joe Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Mary Shanahan Kennelly, John Collins, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Br. William Kelly, Nora Galvin, Eamonn Riordan, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Brosnan, Margaret Daly, Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, M J Nunan, Moira griffin, Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Paddy O’Halloran.

 

Mass Moyvane; Fri  16th at  7.30pm for Paddy Fitzmaurice,  Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Jackie Enright,

 

 Sun        18th    11.00am    John Hudson. Mass Knockanure Sun 18th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  Please note due to Race week NO Eucharist Adoration in MOYVANE Church this Wednesday 14th.

 

FULL MOON on 16th Sept. Apples, plums and blackberries are edible. Weather continues mild and showery.

 

MASS For the late Sean O’ Sullivan (New York and Athea) in St. Bartholomew’s Church Friday 16th September 2016 at 7.30pm.  

 

CURATE: Fr. Brendan Duggan, is the new Athea Curate.

 

AWARDS: The closing date for entries for the People of the Year Awards is Monday 12th September, contact The People of the Year Awards office on 0-1 2057397.

 

ROLLING BACK THE YEARS: THE CLASS OF 1962 at St John’s on Friday 23rd Sept. A film documentary by Leo Finucane on Clounmacon National School 1878 – 1975 featuring old footage and a re-enactment of the class of 1962 and their journey to and from school along the famous black ditch.

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE LISTOWEL:  A wide variety of courses beginning at the end of September.  For full details contact Iseult Glynn, Director of Adult Education on 086/0289958 or see Church noticeboard.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Are currently taking names for one day workshops to be held at the end of September on the subject of men’s wellbeing.  The workshop entitled ‘Taking control – meeting life’s hurdles head on’ aims to address the variety of challenges met by men in their daily lives.  This course takes place on Sept 30th between 10am and 4.30pm.  Places limited – early booking advised.  Further details from Toni ( 23548.  Also on Friday September 23rd a course on how to grow vegetables FETAC level 3 will commence.

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION:  Wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection which amounted to €600.

 

GST: Cllr. Jimmy Moloney, Listowel tells us that an application has gone in from KCC to Fáilte Ireland for a grant for the extension of the GST.

 

HISTORY LECTURE:  A lecture entitled 'Frongoch Camp, Wales and Kerry P.O.W.'s 1916' will be presented by Fr. Tom Looney, at Killarney Library on Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society.

 

THE PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 18th September. Bus leaves Listowel Church @ 7.15am. phone 0876019474.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS GROUP; The September meeting of Alzheimer's Carers group is on Tuesday 13th Sept at 12.30pm. New members welcome.

 

FR. MICHAEL KENNELLY will give a presentation on Thursday 15th September at 7.30 p.m. in the parish centre Church of the Resurrection Killarney on the subject, Devotion to Our Blessed Lady. 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS COMMENCE ON FRIDAY SEPT. 23rd in Lixnaw.  This is the anniversary of his death in 1968.  The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

 

DESIGNER MINDS: will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. One hour of hands-on STEAM activities each week, for kids who love to design, build and experiment.  Visit www.designerminds.ie or ( 087/6310411.

 

ARE YOU A CARING PERSON WITH TIME TO SPARE? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer's Day Care Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie ( 068/23584.

 

INTERESTED IN BEING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY Along with the other Munster dioceses who have permanent deacons,  the diocese of Kerry will be organising an initial introductory “Come and See” year  involving 6 weekends starting in September 2017. The age limit for ordination is 60. Application is open to all men who are practising Catholics and have an involvement in their local parish. The first step is to contact your own local priest. Kerry diocese already has two permanent deacons and please God four more will be ordained within the next two years. If anyone in the Listowel Pastoral Area is interested please contact Canon Declan for more information.

 

PRAYING AS PEOPLE OF MERCY Sept 24th – Oct 3rd 2016 will be a special time of prayer in our diocese, that we might become people who act with mercy. This time of prayer will be opened by Bishop Ray at Evening Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday Sept 24th and will conclude with a celebration of prayer and music in the Cathedral on Monday Oct 3rd. A resource for individual use has been prepared to allow people to participate in this special time of prayer at home, in our parishes and in our schools.

 

LIXNAW:  Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate the 7.30pm mass on 29th Sept.

 

CHARITY 5K WALK IN LIXNAW ON SAT. SEPT. 24th TO AID DYSTONIA IRL. This is a Neurological movement disorder.  Sept. is Dystonia Awareness Month.  Mairead Enright who suffers from Dystonia travelled to London this past May for brain surgery treatment. She is organising this walk to raise awareness and much needed funds for research. The walk will commence at the Dew Drop Inn at 1pm on Sat. 24th. Sponsorship cards available from Mairead on (087) 7707909. 

 

KNOCK - OVERNIGHT STAY AT KNOCK HOUSE HOTEL ON 8th/9th OCT.  Anybody wishing to go contact Margaret on (066) 7132515. 

 

PLOUGHING: The 85th Annual National Ploughing Championships will be held in Tullamore, Co Offaly from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd September.

 

CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will be held in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Sunday 16th October at 8pm.

 

MUSIC CLASSES AT THATCH COTTAGE FINUGE WITH ALL IRELAND CHAMPION MATT DEAN.  Classes on the flute, whistle, bodhran and bango will commence on Wed. 21st Sept.  Time to be decided.  Contact Matt at (085) 2312074.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE AGM: for Parish Contacts: A gathering of our loyal parish contact people (and new members) who organise retreat days and evenings throughout the year at Ardfert Retreat Centre. Come and Join us on Wednesday, September 21st from 6.00pm to 9.30pm. Mass celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne followed by buffet. New contacts welcome. Phone 066 713 4276

 

LISTOWEL COMHALTAS lessons in Music, Song, and Dance & Language are offered. Classes commence on the 24th Sept. Registration is required. Phone: Sharon on 0873822275.

 

ADULT LITERACY AND BASIC EDUCATION SERVICE, Listowel are looking for volunteers to help people with reading and writing.  Training is provided.  Please contact Mary Swaine on 068 23866.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR MEN to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. October 20 from 10.30am-1pm. A limited number of spaces to be filled. so early booking advised. Further details available from Toni on (068 ) 23584.

 

REUNION: Oct 1st: Mary Immaculate College, Alumni Reunion. Did you graduate in 2006 /2001 /1996 /1991 /1986 /1981 /1976/ 1971/ 1966/ 1961/ 1956 /1951/ 1946?    MIC is welcoming back its Alumni on Saturday October 1 2016 from 1.30pm - 5pm.

 

KAVANAGH Weekend at Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, 30th Sept. to 2nd Oct.

 

THE BEST TIME TO TALK IS NOW...Let’s Talk About Suicide in Kerry - Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business.  The HSE, in partnership with other organisations is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Kerry, working with the National Office for Suicide Prevention.  We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in the plan.  Listowel Arms Hotel on Thurs 29th of Sept from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

 

RAMBLING House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on October 3rd.

 

CONCERT: Red Hurley will be in Abbeyfeale on 14th Oct. 2016, details from 068 31133.

 

TOUR OF BRITAIN: The dates for the Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 have been announced and people may wish to inform their relatives and friends abroad. The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday 27th October, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday 28th October, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday 29th October, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday 30th October, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton.

 

THOUGHT:” The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost”.  G. K. Chesterton.

 

“The best thing we can do with the failures of the past is to let them be history”.  Gary Chapman

 

NEWSPAPERS: Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, November 26, 1934; Page: 8

 

COTTAGE TENANTS. Newtown Association and The Purchase Bill.

 

Mr. J. Keane, Chairman, presided at a largely attended meeting at Newtown of the local branch of the Cottage Tenants and Rural Workers' Association.

 

The Chairman in the course of his remarks referred to the proposed Cottage Purchase Bill, and said he hoped the Government would fulfil their promises and pass the Bill, as it was unfortunate that the cottage tenants were deprived of the many advantages which they would derive under the Bill when it became law.

 

The following resolution, on the proposition of Mr. John Keane, seconded by Mr. J. Foley, was adopted:—"That we call the attention of the Government to the delay in introducing the Purchase Bill, and we hereby call on them to pass the Bill into law when the Dail reassembles, as we are no longer satisfied with the postponement." (1) Proposed by Mr. R. Stack and seconded by Mr. M. Kinnelly: "That we demand a 50 per cent, reduction in rents. The cottage tenants were as much entitled to this reduction as the tenant farmers. Any argument in favour of the farmers' reduction went further in the case of the cottage tenants as their rent formed "portion of the land

 

annuities." (3) Proposed by Mr. T. Power and seconded by Mr. C. O'Connell: "That we call on the government to take the necessary steps to put the cottages in County Kerry into a state of proper repair at once, as their present condition is a disgrace to any Government who is out for the welfare of the working classes."

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, June 29, 1933; Page: 15

 

NORTH KERRY FOOTBALL LEAGUE

 

Newtown, 3—11; Tarbert, 0—4.

 

 Knockanure, 1—2; Bedford, 0—2.

 

 There was a large crowd present at Tarbert on Sunday when the North Kerry Football League was advanced a further stage. The day was beautifully fine, a pleasing contrast to the weather of the past fortnight in North Kerry, and this added to the charming situation of the field, made the fixture a very pleasant one. Most interest centred in the meeting of Tarbert and Newtown—old and local rivals—but the game was a disappointing display, for after making a bold showing in the opening half, Tarbert faded away in the closing stages, and were a well beaten team at the final whistle. Knockanure, whose first appearance it was, defeated Bedford. Though the football may not have been so stylish as in the first game, it was, nevertheless, an interesting contest, with the exchanges level till towards the end, when Knockanure rushed through a goal. Bedford, however, must be considered unlucky losers, as a number of close-in frees were nulled. Messrs Sean Stack (Ballylongford) and S. Stack (Newtown) were the referees.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Wednesday, August 02, 1933; Page: 13

 

NORTH KERRY LEAGUE

 

BAD WEATHER FOR KNOCKANURE MATCHES

 

Newtown, 3-9; Thomas Ashe, 2-2. .

 

Two matches in the third round of the North Kerry Football League were played at Knockanure on Sunday last. The weather conditions were wretched, thus robbing the games of much of their interest. The opening match was practically played through a downpour, and the standard of play seen was not anything like the brilliance expected from the meeting of two such teams as Newtown and Thomas Ashe (Listowel). Con Brosnan, the well-known Kerry footballer, reappeared for Newtown, filling the role of full back, in which he gave a brilliant exhibition. He was ably assisted by J. Flavin, T. O'Mahony, S. Stack, C. Mulvihill. J. Enright and D. Kearney.

 

Thomas Ashe opened the score with a point, to which Newtown replied with a point per T. O'Mahony. Newtown took the lead shortly after when Mulvihill kicked a point. They went further ahead with points from Josie Enright and C. Brosnan before Thomas Ashe replied with a point per John Lynch.

 

Thomas Ashe scored a goal soon after the resumption, Newtown replying with a similar score. O'Mahony doing the needful. From this to full time Newtown had much the better of play, scoring two further goals and four points, to which Thomas Ashe replied with a goal.

 

Mr. S. Coughlan, Craughdarrig F. C, refereed.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, July 30, 1936; Page: 9

 

NORTH KERRY LEAGUE

 

Newtown, 1—4; Blackcocks Feathers, 0—1. There was a good attendance at Knockanure when Newtown and Blackcocks Feathers (Listowel) met in the first round of the North Kerry S.F. League. Division 111. Weather conditions were favourable, and the game, which ended in a win for Newtown was regarded by the majority of local fans as easily the best of the many League contests that have been played to date. In the first half Newtown, playing against the breeze had three points, per Brosnan (2) and Carmody. A sterling Newtown defence stopped many promising.

 

(See Paper for full report)

 

 

 

Old Times in Glin

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iQ1qsA8Hkfg

 

 

 

2016 September 7 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL Day for the Active Retired in Knockanure on Monday 12th Sept.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  If attending ring 49799.  New members welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  would like to thank everyone who supported them on them recent cake sale at the Vintage Rally plus all who baked.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES:   Following the poker run on the 10th September, a charity fundraising disco with D.J. Punk will be held at Mairead’s Bar in aid of the North Kerry Eagles Special Olympic Club.   All are welcome.

 

MOYVANE ICA: in conjunction with the Development Association are planning to bury a Time Capsule in an area adjoining the 1916 Commemoration Stone Plot.  All parish organisations are invited to contribute something for inclusion in this Time Capsule. Items for inclusion must be received by 30th September. For more info contact Anne at 086/3456808 or any ICA member.  Please note ICA meeting in the Marian Hall on Tuesday evening 6th at 8pm.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Resumed on 6th September 2016 in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.30pm. New members always welcome.

 

PATTERN Day Ballyheigue September 8th. Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate Mass on Thursday, 8th September 2016 at 11.00a.m. at Our Lady’s Well.

 

PILGRIMAGE: Several from the parish went on recent pilgrimages to Lourdes and Medjugorje.

 

SMALLTOWN:  For the next two Thursday’s at 10pm on TV3.  Well done to Gerard Barrett, for producing such thought provoking television. 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Timmy Flaherty of CCÉ, Ballylongford/Tarbert who came 1st in the Banjo and Mandolin aged 15-18 section in the recent All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis. In the Uilleann Pipes (15- 18) he came 3rd. In the Melodeon (Faoi 12) 1st Kieran Mackessy, CCÉ, Ballydonoghue/Lisselton.

 

BEST wishes to Tom O’Connor of Moyvane on his 60th birthday and also to Ann and Stephen Carmody of Skehenerin on their 40th wedding anniversary.

 

BEST  wishes to Eibhlín McGrath (daughter of Mary and Oliver, Lower Athea) who was recently married to Conor McKenna. The bridesmaids were Michelle Mulvihill, Maireád Doherty and Anna McKenna and the bestmen were Michael McKenna, Brandon O’Shea and Derek Campbell.   

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bob Murphy, Tom Ned Fitzgerald, Dan Foley, Paul Collins, Nell Tydings, Ned Stack, Catherine Lynch, Tony OCallaghan, Sheila Barry, Ciss and Jimmy McCarthy, John Pat Ryan, Ando Brosnan, Hugh Goulding, Fr. Michael Maher, Mass  Moyvane:                                                          Mon  5th at 7.30pm for Paddy Lagan, Mahara, Co. Derry (Rec Dec).  Wed 7th  at 7.30pm for            Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, Moyvane & Deceased Members of The Stack Family & Ned Scanlon.  Sat            10th at  7.30pm for  Patrick Brosnan, Moyvane South.  Sun  11th  at  11.00am for  John & Peggy Collins & their son John, Glin Rd.

 

MASS Knockanure:   Tues 6th  at  7.30pm   Special Intention (Sick).  Sun 11th at 10.00am for              Anne Higgins & Patricia McCarthy Healing Blessings

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE Tuesday 10am to 6pm and MOYVANE Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

COFFEE MORNING in aid of Listowel Hospice on Wed 14th from 10.30am. – 2pm. at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St..

 

LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMODATION OFFICE: now open located at Seanchai Centre Listowel.  They are looking for single or twin rooms as near to the town as possible.

 

SENIOR BADMINTON:  resumed on Mon at 8pm.  New players welcome to try the game for two nights before joining club.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE. Names are being taken for the Parents Plus course for 0-6. 6-11 and teens respectively to commence shortly at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further details from (068) 23584.

 

GRANDPARENTS DAY:  coaches running to Knock Shine on Sunday 11th September to celebrate Grandparent’s day.  Coaches depart, Listowel 7.50am and Abbeyfeale 8am.   Details from on 066/7180123 or Donal Kelliher on 087/6361023.

 

AGM: Athea Drama Group AGM will take place at the Con Colbert Hall, Athea on Monday September 5th at 8.30pm.  This year they celebrate 25 years. New members most welcome.

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