2018 November 14 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan, contact the Centre on 068 49799. 

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER, dancing and afternoon tea in the Marian Hall on November 18th.  Mass at 12.30pm.  Please book with Ita on 068/49134 or Maureen 068/49365.

 

TEA DANCE at The Arms Hotel on Sunday 18th from 3pm to 6pm, everyone welcome.

 

PADRE PIO: Our next prayer meeting will be on November 20th (3rd Tuesday) and will be dedicated to our dead.  The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.  The relic which incorporates Padre Pio’s Heart bandage will be available for blessings after mass.

 

WORLD REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR ROAD CRASH VICTIMS: Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Sunday 18th November at 9 a.m. 

 

RESULTS: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €2000 jackpot on Friday 9th November. Numbers drawn were 3, 20, 22, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Elaine O’Connor, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 2. Liam Dillon, Kilconlea, Abbey; 3. Peg Moloney, Tullahinell, Bally;

 

4. Patricia Hughes, c/o Connolly’s Trien, and 5. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh. Next draw to be held on Friday 16th November with jackpot up to €2100.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Michael White, Eugene Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Hannah Griffin, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O Halloran, Mamie Kennelly, Mary Moloney, Norrie Brady, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Jeremiah Behan, Mass Moyvane; Thursday 15th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November List; Friday 16th at 7.30pm for all deceased Clergy who ministered in our parish; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy, and Mass on Sunday at 11am for Noreen O Driscoll, Farranree. Mass Knockanure on 13th at 7.30pm for Robert O’Connor, Kilbaha; Mass on 14th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November Lists and Sunday 18th Mass at 10am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure.

 

SENIOR Citizens Mass on Monday 12th in Knockanure Centre at Noon and Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 18th at 12.30pm, in Marian hall.

 

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS; two Parishioners have accepted the invitation to take on this Ministry Mary Fitzgerald, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna and Helen Dowling, Coilagurteen.  

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, 0667134276: Celebrate your Faith: Mon. 12th, 19th & 26th Nov. 7.30-9pm. Profaith: Thady O'Connor, 7 Powerful Characteristics on Passing on the Faith, Tues 21 & 28th Nov. 7.30 -9pm. Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th - Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

 

AWARE: is currently recruiting volunteers.  No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. More from 01-2374926.

 

ICA FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION: at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 13th November at 7:30pm.  Non-members welcome.

 

 ICA Family Fun Day is on Sunday 25th November at the Marian Hall 2- 4:30pm.  There will be a Jumble Sale, Bake Sale, Magic tricks with lots of games to play and of course visit Santa.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carer's Support Group take place at on Tuesday November 13th at 12.30pm.

 

ANNUAL PRESENTATION DAY MASS: Taking place in St Marys Church Listowel at 11.30am on Sunday, November 18th. Nano Nagle was born in 1718 and the Mass will commemorate her 300th Birthday.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 12th at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS: present Bryan MacMahon’s play ‘The Honey Spike’  This production promises to be an excellent performance and you can be part of it all by going along to St John's Theatre Nov 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068/22566.

 

AA OPEN MEETING:  An Open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held at the Glorach Theatre on Wednesday, November 14 at 8. 30pm.  Speakers from AA and Al-Anon.  All are welcome.

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH:  Community Alert’s 3rd annual Christmas lunch takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 25 from 1-6pm.  Tickets available from committee members.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Moran, Toureen, Athea who was recently named Business Person of the Year at the South Dublin Chamber’s Annual Business Awards in the City west Hotel in Dublin. The Moran family moved to Dublin in 1988 taking over the The Red Cow Hotel.

 

SHOE BOX APPEAL, Last day for acceptance of Shoe Boxes in Duagh School is Monday Nov.12th.

 

LIBRARY: Newcastle West Library is hosting the Ardagh Chalice 150 Children’s Art work which they produced for the Festival last September.

 

 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: The Pope’s recent visit to our Country cost €20 million.  The Bishops have informed us that 80% has been collected right across all Parishes in the Country. On weekend 17th/18th they are asking all Mass goers to generously donate to a second collection to help in clearing the remaining 20% of costs towards Pope Francis’s visit.

 

THE 26TH VILLAGE FESTIVAL: The Development Association would like to thank all who attended the various events. The committee would also like to thank patrons & sponsors who have supported the Festival down through the years. Thanks to the RSS & SOLAS participants, volunteers & committee members who helped in organising The Community Centre & Marian Hall for the weekend's activities. Last but not least we would like to thank the Community Centre Committee, the Marian Hall Committee, Fr. Kevin & Mrs Madden for the use of various facilities over the weekend. 

 

CHRISTMAS STOCK IN OFFICE:  In our Parish Office we have a wide selection of Christmas gifts and Christmas cards.  Come in and see what is available. 

 

CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm presents their Winter Concert at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm sharp.

 

PRIMARY School - DSK’s Numicon course for professionals & families, It’s happening on Saturday, 24th November in the Rose hotel, Tralee from 11 – 3 pm. Booking is essential and the €30 payment must be paid in advance

 

MORTUARY: Work has commenced on the Old Mortuary in Duagh Church as it is being renovated into a Multi-Purpose Room which will be used as an Adoration Room, Altar Servers Room, Counting Room, and Confessional Room and as an emergency exit.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert. 

 

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL:  The Fealebridge & Headley's Bridge Creameries 49th Annual Social will be held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, November 30.   Dinner at 8.30 pm.  Music by The Neily O'Connor Band. Everyone welcome!

 

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

 

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Leaving Deros, Killarney Friday, December 7 at 3pm. Bookings at Deros before December 6.  Phone - 064 6631251. 

 

 ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.

 

  NEWS:  Seán Keane will be returning to the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm.  Book at 0871383940.

 

MEETING:  A meeting of Parish Pastoral Councils of this Area Unit will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm in Abbeyfeale Church. Please make a note of this date in your diary as we would like as many as possible of the members to attend this information meeting on the new pastoral Area Unit Plan - a follow on from the Synod process.   The Pastoral Area Team members are also invited to this meeting.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  We’ll be having a church door collection after a short talk from Fr. Tim Galvin about his work at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, November 18. A social get together in the Day Care Centre will follow.  This will, in turn, be followed by the annual cake sale on Sunday, December 9 in St. Ita’s Hall.

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018.  Saturday, November 24 is the night and everyone is welcome. 

 

TAKE THE PLEDGE FOR THE DEAD: Take the Short term pledge for November.  Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones.

 

WALK FOR THE HOLY SOULS - This year's walk for the Holy Souls will take place on Sat. 17th Nov. from the Community Centre Tarbert to the Kilnaughtin Graveyard and back to the Community Centre. Registration will take place at the Community Centre in Tarbert from 10am and the walk will commence at 10.30am. Everybody is welcome. For safety reasons, high visibility jackets and good comfortable footwear are recommended. A recommended donation of  €20 for families, €10 for single adults, and €5 for students, senior citizens etc. All proceeds will be donated to our Parish Church Fund.

 

A COFFEE MORNING & CAKE SALE  - will also take place at the Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 17th Nov. from 10am to 1pm - come along and enjoy a chat and a few extra calories ( these are allowed every now and again) and bring a friend or neighbour or both. Great opportunity to show off your baking skills and do bring along a homemade cake or two to share. All proceeds will be donated to our Parish Church Fund. 

 

  DIOCESAN ADVENT SERVICE: The next choir rehearsal for the diocesan Advent service

 

will  take  place on  Monday,  November  12th at 7:30pm  in  the  John  Paul  II  Pastoral  Centre, Killarney. All parish choir members are welcome to attend. Please  contact  Tomás  Kenny  on  086 3683778  or  tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  for more information

 

WINTER CONCERT:  West Limerick Community Radio are hosting a variety concert in the Longcourt Hotel on Wednesday, November 28 at 7.30pm featuring Paddy O’Brien, Willie Relihan, Muriel O’Connor, Fran Curry, Dermot Lyons, Bunratty Harpists, Marion Kirby and more.  Tickets €15 available from Pat Donovan, the Radio Station or John Harrold.

 

RETREAT: Happiness is at the Heart of the Christian Journey. According to latest research our hidden stress/anxiety is the source of much of our illness in Ireland and across the world today. Fr Brian Kavanagh shares his personal testimony on his journeying from negativity to freedom and happiness as well as his studies on current ground-breaking research. It will also include reflective song and music by Deacon Thady O Connor.  Starting 9.30am to 5.30pm in Kilcummin Parish Centre on Nov 17th. Teas and lunch will be provided. For more details and booking please ring 087-2626187/086-8316106.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  A Christmas rambling house will be held at Fr Casey’s club house Abbeyfeale on Thursday, December 20 in aid of the Chemotherapy Day Ward at Kerry General Hospital.   Your support would be greatly appreciated and all singers, dancers, storytellers and musicians all welcome to attend.  Doors open at 8.30 and show begins at 9pm. 

 

SCHOOL FOLKLORE 1930’s

 

Field Names: The chapel field       

 

The mountain meadow, The long meadow, The yellow garden, The drain field, The domain inch, The barley field, The green field, The forge field, The triangle, The hill field, The kiln field, The pound, The wheat field, The well meadow, The hill meadow, The league, The inch, The sheep field, The rocky field, The fine patch, The drumin

 

Cornelius Shine, Gurtdromosillihy, Newtownsandes

 

 

 

The square meadow. The garden field, Straph an Aifreann, The red meadow. Garrdha an lín

 

The forge field, The small haggard, Páirc a thoraidh, The pound field, The Mulvihille garden.

 

The Fiddler's hole, The brown hole, Poll na carraigh.

 

Nora Shine, Dirreen, Athea

 

 

 

 

 

There was a house in Timmy Buckley's meadow and Mr Garvey was the name of the man that was living in it. He lived the time of the famine. There was another house in our land belonging to Mary Kelly. There was a house near Dan Stack's house and Maura Feddemor and she was a fortune teller.

 

    Bridget Kennelly, Address,  Kilbaha Middle, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

Old Ruins, Kilmorna .Collector-   Máire Bean Uí Catháin, Informant  Kathleen Brosnan

 

(1) Gallán standing stone 3 1/2" by 3" by 1 1/2" situated in the property of Mrs. Nora Brosnan, Lacca East, of Kilmorna. It was an old burial-place.

 

Folk-lore.

 

The hill, on which this stone is situated, is called Pilgrim Hill.

 

According to the old people engineers, who visited the place fifty years ago, said it was the second oldest Church yard registered in Rome.

 

There is a well in the recently called an tobar mór and it was regarded by the old people as being a "blessed well".

 

Beside the well there was a big mound of earth

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/src?q=blessed+well&t=CbesTranscript&p=5&ct=CI

 

 

 

There was a blessed well in Jim Woulfe's field and one day they washed clothes in it and that night the well changed out to Tom O'Connor field which was two fields away. People used go there on Sundays and especially Sundays of May. Some people used go there to get cured from some disease they had and they would leave a piece of cloth of the bushes round the well. There used also around the well three times to every rosary they would say. It is called Sundays Well. If you were to be cured at some wells you would see a fish.

 

    Eileen Shine

 

Address

 

    Gortdromasillahy, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

Local Place Names

 

Collector   Jeremiah Clancy- Age   11-Informant, Patrick Ahern, Age 70, Occupation, labourer

 

In a farm in Gortdromagowna owned by Thomas OConnor there stands a well called St. Mary's well. The field is known as the Blessed well field. People from this parish and the surroundings go there to pay their rounds in May.

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/src?q=blessed+well&t=CbesTranscript&p=5&ct=CI

 

CABLE: The Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project is a new underground electricity cable that links Kilpaddoge and Knockanure substations in North Kerry.

 

It is a 220 kV high-voltage cable which is capable of transporting large quantities of electricity over long distances. There is already over 200 kilometres of similar underground cable installed on the Irish electricity transmission grid.

 

http://www.eirgridgroup.com/the-grid/projects/north-kerry/the-project/

 

 

 

 

 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

 

Killarney National Park (Irish: Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne), near the town of Killarney, County Kerry, was the first national park in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932.[1] The park has since been substantially expanded and encompasses over 102.89 km2 (25,425 acres) of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands of international importance,[2] and mountain peaks.[3] It has the only red deer[4] herd on mainland Ireland and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland.[5] The park is of high ecological value because of the quality, diversity, and extensiveness of many of its habitats and the wide variety of species that they accommodate, some of which are rare. The park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981.[6] The park forms part of a Special Area of Conservation.

 

Killarney Park in November 2018

 

https://youtu.be/Vy31b36P6dk

 

 

 

2018 November 7 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day:  Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan. If attending please contact the Centre on 068 49799. 

 

WINNER: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results- This week’s draw has been won! The numbers drawn were 4, 13, 22, and 26. The lucky winner of our €10,500 jackpot was Eileen Hanrahan, Kilbaha Moyvane. From all at the club we would like to wish her the best of luck with her new fortune. Next draw to be held on Friday 8th November with jackpot starting out at €2000.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

DEATH took place of David Stack, Keylod, Moyvane, on 27th October 2018 peacefully at the University Hospital, Kerry. Beloved brother of the late Tommy. Deeply regretted by his loving parents Michael & Mary, brother Daniel, grandparents, uncles, aunts, relatives, neighbours and friends. Reposing Tuesday October 30th from 5pm to 7pm at his home. Requiem Mass for David was celebrated by Fr. Kevin, assisted by Fr. Brendan on Wednesday in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. In the choir were Mary and Selena Mulvihill and Laura Stack.

 

DEATH took place of Jamie McCoy, 15 Collins Park, Abbeyfeale, on the 30th October 2018. Survived by his mother Kathleen, father Jimmy, brother Seán, sisters Sharon, Anita, Gemma and Julia, grandmother Nora, brothers-in-law, aunts, uncles, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Following Requiem Mass in Abbeyfeale Church Jamie McCoy was laid to rest in Holy Cross Cemetery Athea on 2nd November.

 

 ANNIVERSARIES: Micheal O’Sullivan, Mary McElligott, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Bridie Mason, Liam Lynch, Nora Dillon, Austin Stack, Jerry O’Carroll. Mass Moyvane: Tue. 6th at 7.30pm, Mass for all the deceased members of the ICA (Mass in the Marian Hall – all welcome); Thurs 8th at 7.30pm, For all the deceased on the November Lists; Sat 10th at                 7.30pm, For all the deceased on the November Lists;  Mass Knockanure; Fri 9th at  7.30pm for Michael Lane, Beenanaspig, and Sun 11th at 10.00am, Jerry Enright, Knockanure (Months Mind).

 

MASS Moyvane; Mon 5th at  7.30pm for Special Intention (Teresa), and Sun 11th at 11.00am, Mass for all Altar Servers & their families.

 

MURHUR: Wed                   7th at 7.00pm, First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony (no Mass)

 

for Murhur N.S. (in the school – all welcome)

 

REMEMBER and honour the faithful departed whose funeral Masses took place in Knockanure and Moyvane from November 2017 to November 2018.  A special memorial candle will be given to families of the aforementioned.  Knockanure Mass will be on Monday 19th November at 7.30pm and on Monday 26th November in Moyvane.

 

 

 

MEMORIAL MASS: will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients, Listowel in St Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 7th November at 7.30pm. All welcome.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Aisling McAuliffe (daughter of Denise and John, Lower Athea) and David Brosnan (son of Micheál and the late Eileen, Upper Athea).who were married by Fr. Brendan Duggan in Athea Church recently.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER: Dinner, dancing and afternoon tea in the Marian Hall on November 18th.  Mass at 12.30pm.  Please book with Ita on 068/49134 or Maureen 068/49365.

 

MARATHON:  Listowel Kerry crusaders hold their 4th half Marathon and 10k on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 10:00

 

FAIR: Listowel Food Fair 8th to 12th November 2018.

 

CELEBRATION: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark the clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night.

 

PADRE PIO prayer meeting in Lixnaw  will be on November 20th (3rd Tuesday) and will be dedicated to our dead.  The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick.  The relic which incorporates Padre Pio’s Heart bandage will be available for blessings after mass.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are available in the Parish Office.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert. 

 

MOYVANE ICA: wish to acknowledge with thanks the receipt of a grant for €1000 from Kerry Co. Council under the Community Enhancement Programme 2018. This money will be used to purchase equipment for the kitchen in the Marian Hall and to carry out repairs to storage cupboards.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Celebrate your Faith: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mon. 12th, 19th, 26th Nov 7.30-9pm. Ardfert History Society: Tommy O' Connor, The demise of the "Big Houses" including the Crosbie departure from Ardfert. Thurs 8th Nov 8pm.  Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and wellbeing. Sat 10th Nov 9.45am-4pm. Contact: Anna 087/9447105.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having some fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  .  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre. Then, as usual in early December, the annual cake sale takes place in St. Ita’s Hall.  We ask for your support and look forward to assisting Fr Tim with much needed funds as he returns to his parish in South Sudan.

 

I.C.A. Senior Citizens Party: will take place on Sunday 18th November 2018 at Cloverfield Day Care Centre, Glin.

 

TEA DANCE at the Listowel Arms Hotel, Sunday Nov. 18th 3pm. to 6pm. Everyone welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Listowel Author Judith Carmody will give a talk on her recently published book 'Co-Bully no more' on Thursday Nov. 8th at 6.30. The Target Audience is General Public. No advance booking necessary. Free event all welcome.

 

ST. JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS will help you use technology using your own device, phone, tablet or laptop.  All lessons one to one. 

 

Lessons are for two hours starting Wednesday 7th November from 1.45-3.45 for five weeks in the school.  For details contact Marie 086 3681022

 

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS presents The Honey Spike at St. John’s Theatre Listowel from

 

November 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068 22566

 

TRADITIONAL Music with the Bow Brothers at St John’s on 8th Nov.

 

THANKS: World Missions Ireland we send a heartfelt THANK YOU Because of you in 2017 we sent over €1.8 million to some of the most marginalised, disadvantaged communities in the developing world.

 

TAKE THE PLEDGE FOR THE DEAD: Take the Short term pledge for November.  Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones. You can do likewise! 

 

MASS FOR OUR DEAD:   The November Bereavement Mass, Abbeyfeale will be celebrated on Friday, November 9 at 7pm. Names of deceased parishioners will be called during the Ceremony.  Names of relatives from outside the parish will also be accepted and should be submitted to the sacristy.

 

WALK FOR THE HOLY SOULS - This year's walk for the Holy Souls will take place on Sat. 17th Nov. from the Community Centre, Tarbert to the Kilnaughtin Graveyard and back to the Community Centre. Registration will take place at the Community Centre in Tarbert from 10am and the walk will commence at 10.30am. Everybody is welcome.

 

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

 

VISIT TO OUR CEMETERIES ON SUNDAY NOV. 4TH

 

You are invited to come to your local cemetery Sunday afternoon as we pray for our dead.  A short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes approx.) will take place as follows: 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery / 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

 

FAIR: Annual Christmas Craft Fair will take place on this Sun. 4th Nov. at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion from 11am-5pm and Santa will visit.

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – are holding a clothes collection on Thursday 15th Nov. from 8 to 10am in the Church car park, Tarbert in aid of the North Kerry Alzheimer’s Association.

 

DAY RETREAT:  “Happiness is at the Heart of the Christian Journey” with Fr. Brian Kavanagh

 

and music  and  song  with  Deacon  Thady O’Connor.  Kilcummin  Parish  Centre  Saturday

 

November 17th from 9.30am to 5.30pm. €30 for the day, €10 extra for lunch if required. For

 

more details  and  booking  please  ring  087-2626187 / 086-8316106

 

JOBS:  Tarbert/Ballylongford CE Scheme.  We currently have 2 vacancies in the Tarbert Ballylongford CE scheme;  Environmental Operative for Tarbert village #CES-2090219; Heritage & Coffee shop assistant in Tarbert Bridewell #CES-2090217.  No experience is necessary for either position as full training will be provided.  To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject@gmail.com                

 

MARRIAGE Enrichment Weekend; The Joy of Love in Marriage. A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love.

 

The next Weekend (residential) will be from 16th -18th November 2018 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney.

 

For info. and to book, visit www.marriage encounter.ie  or call 086-6095168 or 064-6644319

 

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  I’ve held out until now but believe it or not Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018.  Saturday, November 24 is the night and everyone is welcome.  Let the Christmas season begin!

 

NATIONAL DIALOGUE ON CLIMATE ACTION:  The second Regional Gathering as part of the National Dialogue on Climate Action takes place in the Rose Hotel, Tralee on Saturday, November 10 from 11-4pm. It is hoped to explore how we, as a nation, can work together to take action on climate change.

 

MASS TIMES:  Mass Times in the Pastoral Area Unit; Abbeyfeale - Saturday 6.30pm   and    Sunday   9.15am & 12noon.    Athea -   Saturday 7.30pm and Sunday 10.30am. Mountcollins   - Sunday 11am.  Templeglantine - Saturday 6pm and Sunday 10.30am.  Tournafulla    -   Saturday 7.30pm.

 

RICHARD HARRIS FILM AWARD: ‘Pen Pals’, written and directed by local filmmaker, Ray Fennelly, won the prestigious Midwest Short Film Award at the International Richard Harris Film Festival in Limerick last weekend. Ray also co-produced the film while his brother, Steve Fennelly, was the production designer. Congratulations and well done to both of them.

 

 

 

  THE RISE AND RISE OF THE HEALY – RAE’S:  A play in two acts written by Ray O’Sullivan and directed by Aidan O’Connor in Halla Tadgh Gaelach, Tournafulla Sunday, November 11 at 8pm.  Book Tickets on 087 2279657.

 

SYMPTOMS OF SEPSIS:  The daughter of a lady who died recently in Cavan General Hospital said “Sepsis does not discriminate and does not only come from a cut. It can come from surgery, pneumonia, chest infection, even a urinary tract infection.  “Early intervention is paramount. Symptoms include a high or low temperature, confusion, fast heartbeat, or failure to pass urine within a 12-hour period. If anyone is showing these symptoms, you need to ask the question about sepsis and please, please get checked out immediately.”

 

FOLKLORE FROM P DORE:

 

Collector   Michael Mulvihill; Informant  Patrick Dore

 

Age  65 Address Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry

 

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“Long ago there was a man living in Tarbert whose name was John Lysed.”

 

 

 

Long ago there was a man living in Tarbert whose name was John Lysed. He was working with a farmers in that parish. The man whom he was working for was a Protestant, and he was a very good man. John Lysed was very fond of drink and one day he went to a fair in Listowel with his master. They both went in to a public house and they started drinking. John Lysed had no money and he saw seven and six on the counter. He took the seven and six and he did not intend to pay it back. Soon afterwards the man died, and he was not long dead when the people of the place said he was seen. There was a priest at home from America that time and he heard the story. One night he was passing the way and he saw him. He then asked him what was his trouble. The man told him that he was doing penance for seven and six that he carried in Listowel. The priest paid the money and the man was never seen after.

 

 

 

 

 

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“Long ago tailors used to travel from house to house mending and making clothes, as the case may be.”

 

 

 

Long ago tailors used to travel from house to house mending and making clothes, as the case may be. One may-Eve one of these little tailors put up for the night at a cottage near Duagh, wherein lived an old hag of a woman. After supper, the tailor turned in and slept like a Trojan till about 4 a-m. He pricked his ears when he heard the old hag shuffling about in a room nearby, and before he knew what was happening, she issued from her room clad in a hideous black cloak which surely belonged, or came from his Satanic Majesty. She moved over to the settle-bed to make sure our friend was in Slumberland. Being sure of this, she started operations, she took a box of ointment from behind a rafter and signed herself with the left hand on the forehead. When she replaced the box She assumed the form of a hare and show a clear pair of heels out of the door. The tailor at once made up his mind that she would have a companion this fine May morning. So going through the same ablutions he took the form of a hare and followed after his post. The pursued and pursuer kept up the pace uphill and down dale till they arrived in a clearing in a wood. The tailor kept a safe distance from his companion and soon saw her joining other hares thousands of which were gathered in the clearing. The next thing he saw was a horseman riding in among them then he spoke and said: "I cannot transmit any power to you this morning as there is an enemy amongst us". When he had finished his discourse they went away but the tailor won the race home and he nibbed off the sign hid the box, and hopped into bed. Soon after the other arrived but could not find the box to nib off the sign with it. She charged the tailor with the theft and she said "if sunrise finds me in the form of a hare I shall remain you for 12 months. So he yielded up the box and she became the old hag once more. That year there was no butter carried in this country and the women were deprived of their witchery through the intervention of a little tailor.

 

 

 

Collector   Michael Mulvihill; Informant-  Patrick Dore, Age  65 Address  Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry

 

Horse Fair Castleisland 2018

 

https://youtu.be/okXer8X4lTU

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4678377/4673645

 

 

 

LOCAL Connection with John Connor whose people came from Knockanure

 

2018 October 31 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

WELCOME to all our visitors who visited us over the bank Holiday Weekend, many enjoyed the Moyvane Festival events.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thursday 1st November at 9pm.  All welcome.  Come along to enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day:  Monday 12th November.  Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years.  Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan. If attending please contact the Centre on 068 49799. 

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting it the Marian Hall on Tuesday 30th October at 6pm.  All members are asked to attend.

 

ST PIO Evening Mass & 1st Friday Evening Mass the first Friday of every month at 7.00pm in Listowel.

 

LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot on Friday 26th October. Numbers drawn were 12, 15, 17, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Tommy O’Sullivan Trien Kilmorna; 2. Mag Comeor, Meath; 3. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna; 4. Betty Heaphy, Dirha East Listowel, and 5. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure. Next draw on Friday 2nd November 2018.

 

The jackpot will be €10,500.

 

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection in both Moyvane & Knockanure.  Total collected €640.  Also a special thanks to the collectors.  

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware a family run business which was established in Moyvane on 23rd October 1978 by Mike Kennelly. After working in Dublin for 2 years, Mike returned to his local village of Moyvane where he opened a hardware business and began as a sole trader in a rented premises.

 

DEATH has taken place of Patrick (Paddy) Horan, Meanus Glin, and formerly of Duagh, on 23rd October 2018. Survived by his brother Tim and sister-in-law Mary; uncle of the Scannell Family (Duagh), the Relihan Family(Adare), the Horan Family, (Main Street, Glin) and all his nephews and nieces in Meanus - Thomas, Eddie, Maurice, John, Patrick, Timothy, Rosaleen, Margaret, Mary, Ann and Brigette.

 

DEATH has taken place of Pat Nash, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale on October 22nd, 2018. Pat, son of the late Johnny, sadly missed by his mother Betty, brothers Michael and John, sisters Margaret and Nora, daughter Jodie, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane, Sr. Jarlath Kerrisk, Marie Buckley, Sean McMahon, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Michael McNamara, Micheal O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Connor, Mary McElligott, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman.

 

HOLY DAY: Mass Moyvane; Wed 31st at 7.30pm, VIGIL – All Saints Day, for all the deceased on November Lists; Thurs  1st at 11.00am, HOLY DAY - All the deceased on November Lists; Fri  2nd at 7.30pm- All the deceased on November Lists; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Parishioners, and Mass on Sun 4th at 11.00am for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo.

 

Mass Knockanure on Thurs 1st Nov. at 10.00am -HOLY DAY – All Saints Day and Mass on Sun. 4th at 10.00am for Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane & deceased of the Culhane & Sheahan families.

 

 Mass Moyvane on Tues 30th at 7.30pm -Special Intention – sick.

 

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: annual November Mass on Monday 5th Nov at 7pm in the Chapel of Christ the Healer for patients who died during the year in Kerry University Hospital including those who died by still birth and miscarriage.       

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 31st Scannal, Irish Dance music, details from 068 22566.

 

WEDDINGS: Best wishes to Caroline Kennelly of Shanaway and Richard Lyons of Kilmallock who were recently married in Tarbert Church. Also congratulations to Siobhain Kelly of Athea and Shane Ahearn of Ballyneety who got married at Las Vegas.

 

CONGRATULATIONS:  To Ciara Hudson, Kilbaha who was presented with the overall winner of the Youth Award at the Kerry Community Games, recently.

 

HOPE Foundation: Dylan O’Shea (Killeaney) is travelling to India next year with the Hope Foundation. He has started raising funds for his charity by selling bars of Butlers Chocolate in the following businesses in Glin: Marie’s Hair Salon, Conways Bar, Seamus Lynch’s Butchers, McNamara’s Shop, Glin Pharmacy and Brides Hair Salon. Bars are €2 each.

 

JOIN the fun and spectacle that is the Festival of Light Lantern Parade on Saturday 3rd of November from 6:30pm in Listowel Town Park.Registration for those that made lanterns from 5:30pm in Listowel Community Centre

 

FAIR: Listowel Food Fair 8th to 12th November 2018.

 

CELEBRATION: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To markthe clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night.

 

TIME: Daylight Saving officially ende at 2am on Sunday 28 October, when the clocks went back to 1am.

 

BOOK; Moments a  book  of  thoughts  originally broadcast  on  Horizons  by  Tommy  Frank

 

O’Connor, on sale in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Proceeds to Recovery Haven.

 

MARATHON:  Listowel Kerry crusaders hold their 4th half Marathon and 10k on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 10:00

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group have started back after summer break. We meet twice monthly, every other Friday. Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 9.

 

CRAFTY CORNER:  Knitting and crochet group have resumed classes on Tuesday nights at St Ita's Hall Abbeyfeale. New members welcome. Just drop in.

 

ART GROUP:  If you would like to spend a relaxing few hours join our painting group upstairs at St Ita's Hall Tuesdays 11am to 1pm.

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – are holding a clothes collection on Thursday 15th Nov. from 8 to 10am in the Church car park in aid of the North Kerry Alzheimer’s Association.

 

HALLOWEEN AT TARBERT BRIDEWELL - Puppet Show on Wed. Oct. 31st   at 6.30pm sharp. Dress up, come along and join in the fun. Fright Night in the Jail - Do you dare to enter ? Come on in. Scream & Roar, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Entry €5 - No weapons permitted. Tel. 068 -36500.

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

NATIONAL EX-SERVICEMEN AND  WOMEN. Annual  La  na  bhFiann  Mass in Tralee at 12noon  on  Sunday  November  4th at  12  noon  to honour deceased members of the Defence Forces, FCA, RDF, Garda, Civil Defence and Red Cross.

 

A HALLOWEEN PARADE – to mark Halloween will take place on Fri. 2nd Nov. starting in The Square, Tarbert at 7pm. All ages are encouraged to dress up in their finest and spookiest costumes. There will be goodies and entertainment on the Green opposite the Bridewell. Come along, get in costume and enjoy the fun.

 

 ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm..  Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

THE RISE AND RISE OF THE HEALY – RAE’S:  A play in two acts written by Ray O’Sullivan and directed by Aidan O’Connor in Halla Tadgh Gaelach, Tournafulla Sunday, November 11 at 8pm.  Book Tickets on 087 2279657.

 

“HANDED DOWN”:  The life and times of the late Dan Murphy, Main St. Abbeyfeale at the Heritage Centre, Scartaglen on Saturday, November 17, presented by Donal Murphy and music with the Murphy family.

 

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

 

JUBLIEE YEAR NEWSLETTER abbeyfeale:  It is intended to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. Articles and reports and good wishes from the different organizations of the parish with photographs for this year’s publication are requested.  Please submit to the parish office via email; fealechurch@eircom.net.

 

MASS FOR OUR DEAD:   The November Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 9 at 7pm. In Abbeyfeale, names of deceased parishioners will be called during the Ceremony.  Names of relatives from outside the parish will also be accepted and should be submitted to the sacristy. 

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having some fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  .  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre. Then, as usual in early December, the annual cake sale takes place in St. Ita’s Hall.  We ask for your support and look forward to assisting Fr Tim with much needed funds as he returns to his parish in South Sudan.

 

‘HEDGEHOGS AND LANDSCAPE CONNECTIVITY’ WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources CLG, in association with Living Limerick, invites you to attend a free workshop on ‘Hedgehogs and Landscape Connectivity’: What do hedgehogs need and why are they declining in Ireland and UK? What can we do to help them? What is landscape connectivity and how does this benefit hedgehogs and other wildlife? All are welcome to attend this interactive workshop on Monday, November 5, at 7.30pm in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  To register your place please contact Elaine, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296.

 

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP:  West Limerick Resources CLG will host a workshop for individuals/community groups on ‘Diversity Awareness’ on Thursday, November 8, from 7.30-9:30pm, at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West. Delivered by Doras Luimní, this workshop will provide an overview of the diversity of experiences, impact and needs of displaced communities and approaches that can be applied to support them. Booking essential by contacting Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or by emailing damien.ahern@wlr.ie

 

RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre AA Open Public Meeting: Organised by Ardfert AA Group. All Welcome! Wed. 31st Oct, 8.30pm; Self Care Day: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being. Sat. 10th Nov. 9.45am-4pm. Contact: Anna 087 944 7105; 3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Re-discovering the ministry of prayer for the healing of body, mind and spirit. Thurs. 15th - Sat. 17th Nov. Book now.  Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.  0667134276

 

JOB: Tarbert/Ballylongford CE Scheme  We currently have 2 vacancies in the Tarbert Ballylongford CE scheme;  Environmental Operative for Tarbert village #CES-2090219; Heritage & Coffee shop assistant in Tarbert Bridewell #CES-2090217.  No experience is necessary for either position as full training will be provided.  To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject@gmail.com

 

CATARACT Removal in Belfast, buses go on Nov. 17th and 30th and Dec. 21st, details from 064 6685 315.

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Planning is continuing apace for the reunion next July 11-14.  It will be based at the Devon Inn and include a concert, guided tours, gala dinner and dance and much more.  Email HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page.

 

NEW DEMENTIA UNIT IN ARD CHÚRAM

 

We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry.  The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit.  The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan.  Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline.  A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert.  Those not going to the concert can still be in the draw by putting their name and number on the ticket. 

 

 

 

KENNELLY MOYVANE

 

Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware

 

Today marks another big milestone at Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware, we are celebrating 40 years in Business - October 1978-2018. Thank you to our staff, both past and present and all our customers for your continuous support throughout the years. Here's to many more!

 

 

 

A little history of the business:

 

Kennelly's Homevalue Hardware is a family run business which was established on 23rd October 1978 by Mike Kennelly.

 

After working in Dublin for 2 years, Mike returned to his local village of Moyvane where he opened a hardware business and began as a sole trader in a rented premises.

 

In 1981, Mike purchased a new shop in the centre of the village. Nearly a decade later, the business expanded when he bought a site on the Glin Road and built a timber and materials yard. This gave further employment to the local community.

 

In 2002, the business moved to a larger premises where is it is still trading today. This is adjacent to the original shop of 1978 and over 40years later, the family-run business continues to serve its customers from all over North Kerry and West Limerick.

 

Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, November 02, 1968; Page: 3

 

 

 

ATHEA - THE CHAMPIONS

 

 

 

 The cheers ring round the Gaelic Grounds, they echo far away,

 

The Limerick football championship has come to sweet Athea.

 

The dream at last it has come true,-no longer must we wait:

 

 They've brought the Cup home to the West, these  men of sixty-eight,

 

 

 

The first they beat was Patrickswell, next did Askeaton fall;

 

 Then Oola's best they, failed the test with our boys to play the ball.

 

Next Came the Treaty Sarsfields in the final game to play;

 

 Some wise men shook their heads and said "they'll surely, beat Athea."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The autumn sun was shining bright on that field near Limerick town,

 

When they came from Clash and Cratloe there, the village and Knockdown,

 

 From Knocknagorna's hills as well from Keale, Coole West, Tooreen,

 

 From Gortnagross and Knackanair and the vales of sweet Direen.

 

 

 

Then old men's thoughts they drifted back to the games they used to see,

 

 And to men who fought in, harder fields to make our nation free-

 

Con Colbert, Gortaglanna, Paddy Dalton came to mind-

 

Many hearts with pride were beating for those days long left behind.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But every face is turned now to the scene of the present day.

 

The Treaty boys, they struggled hard, but were no match for Athea.

 

 And when the final whistle went there was no doubt who was best.

 

The Cup has found a worthy home in its journey to the West.

 

 

 

Here's to the men of sixty-eight, with Con Mullane full-back;

 

Tom Keeffe In goal beside him "Morgan" Moran and Sean Mack,

 

 Ken Dermody, Frank Collins and Mike Hayes made no mistake,

 

And when Gerry Carey gets, the ball the West is wide awake.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Barrett brothers and Joe Keeffe were always to the fore,

 

 And from a player like Timmie Woulfe no one could ask for more.

 

 Murt Liston, the young captain, was indeed a shining light;

 

 Kevin Dillon and Joe Brouder too. they played with all their might.

 

 

 

The other men who also served, the subs behind the scene

 

Tim Enright "Haulie" Moran and Pat  Dalton from Direen,

 

 Tim Keeffe and Danny Barry, Patie Moran, Jim Dillane.

 

Mick White and Jack O'Connor, too, strong men-of brain and brawn.

 

 

 

  Your followers they are proud of you, gallant men of sixty-eight;

 

We will always look upon you as the greatest of the great

 

And in many a future battle we-well know you'll never fail

 

To bring the laurels often home to the town beside the Gale.

 

 

 

P J. BROSNAN .  Knocknagorna, Athea.

 

 

 

Presentation Convents Cork

 

https://youtu.be/Vdr3gMIsXkk

 

 

 

Cork Folklore during Heritage Week

 

Here are some photos of Cork Folklore Project’s events and presentations over Heritage week.

 

http://corkfolklore.org/

 

 

 

 

 

INDULGENCES AT THE COMMEMORATION OF ALL SOULS

 

1.            From 12 noon on the 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all people who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intention 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 November 1st.  Holy Communion may be received on any day from November 1st to 8th.

 

2.            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 1st – 8th November.  The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

 

 

 

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life 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 applications is 31st Oct.  Further info can be found on the website:http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833

 

 

 

 

 

TOUR: The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues  have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or email irishramblinghouse@gmail.com

 

 

 

HISTORY AT KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM Wednesday 31st Oct. 7.30pm. Hostage to the Devil, a screening of the acclaimed documentary film on Ballylongford born Fr. Malachy Martin lecture Adm. €5.00 Sunday 11th Nov. 7.30pm. Armistice 100: County Kerry & the Great War, by Tom Dillon Lecture Adm. €5.00. contact 068-22212 email:info@kerrywritersmuseum.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2018 October 24 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni).  The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney. St. Padre Pio Evening Mass & 1st Friday Evening Mass the first Friday of every month in Listowel at 7.00pm

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, October 26th to Monday, October 29th. Friday 26th – Rambling House in Marian Hall 9pm – all welcome.

 

THE 120th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF RATHEA CHURCH:  will be celebrated on Friday night, Oct. 26th at 8pm.

 

RESTORATION FUND: On 27th/28th there will be a once off collection for the Restoration Fund towards the recent works undertaken in both Churches.  Your generous support would be deeply appreciated. 

 

 BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: will hold a Blood Donor Clinic in The Brandon Hotel, 22nd to 25th October, Monday 5pm –8.30pm, TUE, WEDS & THURS 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm.

 

DEATH has taken place of Peter McGuire of Church Street, Listowel, and Ballybunion. Peter died suddenly on the 11th of October, 2018. Husband of Bridget (nee Purtill),  father of Shane and Joe. Son of Edith and the late Jack, and brother of Tony, John, and Mike. Requiem Mass for Peter was celebrated on the 15th of October at St. John's Church, Ballybunion.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Jerry Galvin, Ann Higgins, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Ellen Orman, Fr Sean Dillon, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Darragh Hennessy, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Mary Carroll, Fr. Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, Kathleen Scully, James Moody. Moyvane Mass: Tues  23rd  at 7.30pm for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan, Aughrim & deceased of the Hanrahan family; Sat     27th at   7.30pm for Gerry Galvin, Leitrim E, his parents Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat and Mass on Sun 28th at 11.00am  for James Moody, Woodgrove. Mass Knockanure on Mon 22nd at 7.30pm for Timmy Horgan, Jnr, Trien, Kilmorna (Months Mind) (Mass in the Community Centre), and Mass on Sun 28th at 10.00am for Seán McMahon, Carrueragh (1st Anni).

 

CINGRATULATIONS to Peggy and Bill Kennelly on their 60th wedding anniversary.

 

GAA Lotto Results for Knockanure; There was no winner of the €10,300 jackpot on a Friday 19th October. Numbers drawn were 19, 23, 28, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Marguerite Quaid, Direen; 2. John Ma, c/o speedys; 3. Nathan Barry, c/o John Barry; 4. D&M Collins Lisaniska, and 5. Peg Moloney, Tullahinell, Ballylongford. Next jackpot up to €10,400. Draw to be held on Friday 26th October.

 

RAMBLING House Listowel takes place in the Seanchaí Centre on the last Thursday of every month.

 

 

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  A group of friends of the late Joan O’Keeffe, Ballymacjordan have come together to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General which was a great support to Joan during her illness. There will be a Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, October 28 with dancing to Mike Condon from 3-6pm.

 

The A.G.M. of Athea Branch of Comhaltas at the Top of the Town on Monday night, October 22nd at 8pm. The Branch is currently putting together an application to host the Limerick County Fleadh which takes place on the June Bank Holiday Weekend in 2019.

 

WIN: Athea Wins Going For Gold and receives €10,500 in total from this competition.

 

DEACON: Francis White, Ordination to The Permanent Diaconate On Saturday  27th  October at 11.00 a.m. Mass in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney. Refreshments afterwards in Abbeydorney Community Hall.  Everyone welcome.

 

CHIROPODIST will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Mon. 22nd Oct. beginning at 9.30am.  If you wish to make an appointment please call 087-7672172.

 

LATIN SUNDAY MASS will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Rathass, Tralee at 12.00 noon on Sunday 28th October.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having a few fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  On Friday, October 26 there will be a pub quiz in J.D’s pub in Church St.  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre.

 

CRAFT FAIR:  Saturday, October 27 from 12-4pm at The Western Inn, Kilmanahan.  Contact Angela to book a table 085 7324262.  Hot food available.

 

 

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures on Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group meet twice monthly, every other Friday, next meeting will be on Friday, October 26.

 

TOASTMASTERS: Plenty of conversation, gain confidence and meet new people at the next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters this Thursday, October 25th, at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

FOOD FAIR Listowel from 8th to 12th November 2018.

 

FREE TRAINING FOR FARMERS - Internet & IT Skills, Animal Identification & Movement, Farm Safety Statements and Risk Management course at Adult Literacy Centre, 58 Church Street, Listowel.  Phone Mary for further information on 068 23866 or 086 7969627.

 

CALLING TRANSITION YEAR STUDENTS.  If you are considering doing the Presidents Gaisce Award we are pleased to announce our parish is providing a 13 week community segment starting Week commencing 5th November for those interested TY Students.  Please leave your name and contact number in Listowel parish office 068-21188, limited places available.

 

DRAMA TIME AGAIN ! - This year Tarbert Theatre Players present Bryan MacMahon's epic tale of a young tinker couple as they journey with family through Ireland, from the north to the south on their spring carts. It is a story of love and hate, of birth and death. The play will be on at Tarbert Community Centre on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th of November at 8 pm. Call to Eithne in the pharmacy or ring 068/36238 to buy your tickets. Seats will sell fast. The show goes to St John's Listowel for performances on November 15th, 16th, 17th and 18th. Please ring Joe there on 068-22566 to secure tickets.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 23rd-THE SILVER BRANCH, An IFTA nominated Best Irish Documentary Film directed by Katrina Costello.  A bittersweet evocation of the end of an era as an Irish farmer/poet entwined with ancestral traditions and the natural world, must stand up for all that is sacred to him when the government threatens his way of life.

 

 Thu 25th- BAT THE FATHER RABBIT THE SON. The 20th anniversary tour of this powerful and unforgettable play written and performed by Donal O’Kelly.  The struggle between father and son, past and present, spans Dublin of the 1980’s.

 

 Fri 26th- ALL FOR ME GROG. The songs and stories of The Dubliners performed by The Liberties.  The only Dubliners sound-alike and look-alike show. St. Johns Theatre, Listowel.  068 22566.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tues 30th

 

SCANNAL – IRISH DANCE MUSIC

 

Featuring Peter Staunton – accordion and Breanainn Ó Beaglaoich – guitar, who play polkas, slides and reels set in The Kingdom with a mixture of old and new.

 

HISTORY AT KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM Wednesday 31st Oct. 7.30pm. Hostage to the Devil, a screening of the acclaimed documentary film on Ballylongford born Fr. Malachy Martin lecture Adm. €5.00 Sunday 11th Nov. 7.30pm. Armistice 100: County Kerry & the Great War, by Tom Dillon Lecture Adm. €5.00. contact 068-22212 email:info@kerrywritersmuseum.com

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 066/7134276:  Celebrate your faith with videos:  St Teresa Avila Elizabeth Gilmartin, Monday 22nd  October 7.30-9pm Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays 2.30-4pm. AA Open Public Meeting: Wednesday 31st October 8.30pm.

 

Self Care Day: Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being: Anna O'Donoghue  087/9447105.

 

3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th November. 

 

JUBLIEE YEAR NEWSLETTER:  It is intended to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. Articles and reports and good wishes from the different organizations of the parish with photographs for this year’s publication are requested.  Please submit to the parish office via email; fealechurch@eircom.net.

 

GOD CALLING YOU TO BE A PRIEST? COME & SEE–Exploring Priesthood Retreat 23rd/ 24th November 2018 Mount St. Anne’s organised by the National Vocations Office. More info at www.vocations.ie

 

TRÓCAIRE PARISH VOLUNTEERS: Trócaire supports some of the world's most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.   We are a group of committed individuals who meet three times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire. Are you interested in becoming involved?  If so, email volunteering@trocaire.org or phone Fr. Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

TOUR: The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues  have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or email irishramblinghouse@gmail.com

 

CEILI HOUSE BROADCASTS FROM THE ROCK:   The RTE radio one programme 'Ceilí House' will come from Bruach na Carraige, Rockchapel, Saturday night October 27 after the 9pm News.  It will feature the Rockchapel Ceoltas based group, Ceoltoirí Sliabh Luachra, performing some of Sliabh Luachra's oldest music.  Much of this music comes from the manuscripts of Dave Dan Curtin of Stagmount, Rockchapel and the manuscripts of his father, Dan Curtin that go back to before 1850, and contain an older layer of Sliabh Luachra music that predates the polkas and slides that characterise the area now, and also from the manuscripts of Dave Leahy of Mountcollins who died in 1907.  

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERS: New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXVII, Issue 7, 16 February 1899, Page 9

 

 

 

Death of a Kerry Man.— The death occurred recently at Lynn, Massachusets, of Mr. Thomas O'Connor, in the 73th year of his age. Mr. O'Connor, who was born at Ardfert, County Kerry, Ireland, was the brother of Very Rev. Dr. O'Connor, Missionary Apostolic, and of the late Dr. Morgan O'Connor, Knight of St. Sylvester, Wagga Wagga, Australia. A brother and sister survive him Mr. James F. O'Connor, Lynn, and Mrs. M. Gertrude O'Connor, Presentation Convent, Listowel, County Kerry, Ireland.

 

 

 

New Zealand Tablet , Issue 43, 26 October 1899, Page 9

 

 

 

KERRY.— Death of a Venerable Nun.— The death of Sister Mary Gertrude O'Connor (known for upwards of a generation as Mother Gertrude), of the Presentation Convent, Listowel, is an event deserving of more than local or ordinary notice (says the Daily Nation.) For nearly 51 years this truly excellent lady occupied a prominent and honoured place in the religious life of her native county. Entering the Listowel Convent on the 15th of August, 1849, her religious life may be said to have synchronised with the life of that distinguished branch of the great Presentation Community, and the remarkable growth of that Convent, both in usefulness as a educational institution and in size, is in no small measure due to her influence and labours. Mother Gertrude was born in Tralee about 76 years ago. Her father held a commission in the British Army, served with distinction under Moore and Wellington, and the hero of Corunna is said to have died in his arms. The Very Rev. John O'Connor. D.D., who, for many years occupied a prominent place in the clerical life of his native diocese, and was one of the organisers of that brave band of Irishmen who went to the assistance of Pope Pius the Ninth in the early stage of his struggle with the infidel makers of modern Italy, and who, led by his fiery missionary zeal went abroad while yet a young curate, where he died some years ago, was a brother of Mother Gertrude. Another distinguished brother was Dr. Morgan O'Connor who died universally respected and regretted a few years ago in Wagga, New South Wales.

 

 

 

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXVII, Issue 49, 7 December 1899, Page 18

 

 

 

OBITUARY.

 

MR, JOHN MULVIHILL, KUMARA.

 

An old and respected resident of Kumara passed away on Saturday week, in the person of Mr. John Mulvihill. The deceased (reports the local Times) was a native of Listowel, Country Kerry. Ireland, and was 67 years of age He arrived in Victoria in 1854, and worked as a miner on the Woolshed, Ovens district, Victoria, and was one of the first pioneers of the Otago goldfield. He arrived in Hokitika early in 1864. The deceased was amongst those who established the Hibernian Society in Kumara. Mr. Mulvihill took an active part in local affairs, and was for a number of years member of the Borough Council and the Hospital Board. The deceased leaves a wife and grown up family, a son and daughter, to mourn their loss.

 

 

 

New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXIX, Issue 11, 4 April 1901, Page 10

 

 

 

A correspondent of Mr. T. P. O'Connor's weekly writes as follows regarding the present Commander-in-Chief of the forces in South Africa. Let me set you right about Lord Kitchener's natal spot, regarding which I happen to know a good deal, having myself been born within a couple of miles of it. He was born at Gunsborough Cottage, which was lent to his father, Lieutenant-Colonel Kitchener, by the father of the well-known ci-devant Irish M. P., Mr. Peirce Mahony, of Kilmorna. Gunsborough is within three miles of Listowel, the capital of North Kerry. He was baptised at the little Protestant Church hard by now in ruins, I believe by the late Rev. Robert Sandes, a representative of the family of which the late Mr. George Sandes, of Grenville, Listowel, was a well known member. The Kitcheners subsequently went to live at Crotto House, which Colonel Kitchener afterwards sold to Mr. Thomas Beale Brown, a near relative of Sir Michael Hicks-Beach. The true history of the whole vexed question of the connection of the Kitchener family with Kerry was told during the late Soudan campaign in the columns of the Irish Times by Major Kiggell, of Cahnra, Glin, County Limerick, whose son, Major Lancelot Kiggell, is now on Lord Kitchener's staff.

 

 

 

AUTISM: Celiac.com 10/08/2018 - A new population based study reveals that celiac disease is associated with a wide range of medical conditions, including liver disease, glossitis, pancreatitis, Down syndrome, and autism, according to a database study of more than 35 million people.

 

Moreover, people with autism have celiac disease at rates almost 20 times higher than in those without autism, reported lead investigator Daniel Karb, MD, a second-year resident at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in Cleveland.

 

 

 

THE IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life 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 applications is October 31.  Further information can be found on the website www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833.

 

 

 

'Lord Of the Rings' director Peter Jackson has seen footage of a mine explosion that his own grandfather was only a hundred yards away from on the Western Front at the time.

 

http://blog.newadvent.org/2018/10/watch-computer-technology-used-in.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Library of Congress has published its latest digital strategy, laying out a bold plan to "exponentially grow" its collections through digital acquisitions; "maximize the use of content" by providing machine-readable rights data and using interoperable formats and better search; to support data-driven research with giant bulk-downloadable corpuses of materials and metadata;

 

https://boingboing.net/2018/10/06/digital-first.html

 

 

 

 

 

More items for Oct 17th 2018

Bread (Craft Bakers Soda)

 

Bronze- Sliced Brown Soda Bread -Kearneys Homebaking Ltd

 

Silver White Soda Bread,- Kearneys Homebaking Ltd

 

http://www.irishfoodawards.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-Results-Blas-na-hEireann.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Blogs |  Oct. 13, 2018

 

Meet the Other Five Blesseds Being Canonized This Weekend; Bl. Paul VI, the supreme pontiff from 1963 to 1978;  Óscar Arnulfo Romero Galdámez ;(1917-1980).; Francesco Spinelli (1853-1913).; Vincenzo Romano (1751-1831).; Maria Katharina Kasper (1820-1898).; Ignacia Nazaria March Mesa (1889-1943). And Nunzio Sulprizio (1817-1836).

 

http://origin.ncregister.com/blog/smcafee/meet-the-other-five-blesseds-being-canonized-this-weekend

 

 

 

 

 

BEST WISHES to Margaret Carmody who recently retired as cleaner for the local National School, Margaret and her mother Mary spent 60 years between them working at Knockanure School.

 

GOLD:  Congratulations to Willie and Norma Leahy of Carrueragh, manufacturers of Carralea Dairy Products who won gold in their category at Blas na hEireann in Dingle recently. Carralea Artisan Dairy is an on farm dairy at the farm of Norma and Willie Leahy, they produce pasteurised non-homogenised whole milk and pasteurised cream. Kefir from their own pasteurised milk and kefir grains. They have a natural and strawberry flavoured kefir drink, and also produce a strained kefir which is like a natural or Greek yoghurt in colour and texture but with a completely different flavour.

 

Food Award for Norma and Willie Leahy.

 

https://www.facebook.com/carralea/

 

 

 

 

 

Notable people from Athea

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/

2018 October 17 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 19th October at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION MURHUR NS: Thank all those who contributed to their fundraising Church gate collection on October 6th / 7th in both Moyvane and Knockanure Masses. Total amount €565.41. 

 

SINGING WEEKEND:  The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 19 – 21.  The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.  

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES AGM on Monday, October 15th at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.

 

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni).  The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney. 

 

SYMPATHY:  To Pauline and Eoin Hand, Glenalappa on the death of Pauline’s mother, Clare Doherty.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Maggie Enright, Michael Finucane, Martin O’Connell, Bro Michael McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ashe, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hillard, Tom Horgan, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Nora Stack, Michael Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Anthony Foley. Mass Moyvane;  Mon 15th at 7.30pm for Patrick Curtain & the deceased of Moyvane GAA Club; Fri 19th at  7.30pm for Bridie O’Carroll, Manchester (Rec Dec) (sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll); Sat   20th at  7.30pm for Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen, and Mass on  Sun      21st at  11.00am  for Denis McEvoy, Aughrim, & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families. Mass Knockanure Sun 21st at 10.00am for Deceased members of the Cronin family, Knockanure

 

ENROLMENT at Knockanure; Tues 16th at 7.30pm - First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony for   Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure (Ceremony held in the school – No Mass)

 

 Mass Moyvane- Thurs  18th at 7.30pm for Special Intention (sick).

 

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, October 26th to Monday, October 29th.

 

GOLD:  Congratulations to Willie and Norma Leahy of Carrueragh, manufacturers  of Carralea Dairy Products who won gold in their category at Blas na hEireann in Dingle recently.

 

KLLARNEY PARISH SILVER CIRCLE- 2nd Prize €250 went to Fr. Sean Jones, Tralee.

 

THE 120th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF RATHEA CHURCH:  will be celebrated on Friday night, Oct. 26th at 8pm.

 

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE   Friday night, Oct. 19th in the Thatched House commencing at 9pm.  All welcome.

 

PASSION FOR MISSION: EMBRACING THE POSSIBLE IN TIMES OF CONFLICT: 

 

The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thursday 18th October at 8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’  The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wed. Oct. 17th and Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 17th. JANE EYRE- An epic love story set against the magnificent back drop of the Yorkshire Moors, adapted for the stage by Adrian Praeter and presented by the award-winning Hotbuckle Theatre Co., England.

 

 Fri 19th, FRANCES KENNEDY PRESENTS: The Scandal of the Parish in song and story and some grown up humour!

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER:  Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for  Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

 

COMHALTAS CONCERT:  Many in the locality as well as from further afield are looking forward to the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert in the local Halla Inse Bán, Templeglantine on Wednesday October 17. Enquiries to 087 9654451.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE: Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

 

CRAFT FAIR:  Saturday, October 27 from 12-4pm at The Western Inn, Kilmanahan.  Contact Angela to book a table 085 7324262.  Hot food available.

 

GLÓRACH BINGO: First  anniversary will be celebrated on Monday, October 22.

 

WORKSHOP: A presentation by John Lonergan (Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on ’ How to be Happy and Content’ will take place at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm.  It has been organised by West limerick Mental Health Association. Admission is free.

 

HISTORY LECTURE:  To mark the 80th anniversary of the passing of the great Kerry Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will host a lecture on Tuesday October 16th at 7.30 pm featuring Michael Smith, author of Tom Crean – An Unsung Hero and Aileen Crean O’Brien, granddaughter of Crean.  Artefacts from the Tom Crean collection at Kerry County Museum will be on display on the night, details from 068 22212

 

RED and YELLOW warnings have been ignored by most people, as it looks like they go over the top and when the real danger arrives, people will not believe them. Who would believe Hurricane ‘Callum’ was a hurricane.

 

 CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund’ and to Breast Cancer Ireland.

 

PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND The next meeting of the South Kerry Branch will take place this coming Monday night 15th October from 7pm to 9pm in the pastoral centre at the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. This month there will be a 20 minute talk by Tom Quinlan on affordable live-in –care. Everyone welcome.

 

FREE TRAINING FOR FARMERS - Internet & IT Skills, Animal Identification & Movement, Farm Safety Statements and Risk Management course starting 18/10/18 at Adult Literacy Centre, 58 Church Street, Listowel.  Phone Mary for further information on 068 23866 or 086 7969627.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  A group of friends of the late Joan O’Keeffe, Ballymacjordan have come together to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General which was a great support to Joan during her illness. There will be a Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, October 28 with dancing to Mike Condon from 3-6pm.

 

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 0667134276,  What does God want me to do with my life? Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 17th Oct, 7-8.30pm; Celebrate your Faith with videos: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays, starts 15th Oct. 7.30-9pm; Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays, starts 16th Oct. 2.30-4pm; AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 31st Oct 8.30pm; Self Care Day: Practical skills to promote self-care and well being: Anna O'Donoghue, I.A.C.P Contact: 087 944 7105; 3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Thurs. 15th – Sat. 17th Nov.

 

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  As Fr.  Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having a few fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan.  On Friday, October 26 there will be a pub quiz in J.D’s pub in Church St.  On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and  following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre.

 

CANONISATIONS: Pope Francis will this Sunday canonise  Blessed  Nunzio  Sulprizio  (1817-1836),

 

the 19 year old blacksmith’s assistant and patron of young workers, whose incorrupt body lies in

 

the Church  of  San  Domenico  Soriano  in Naples. During the same ceremony in St. Peter’s

 

Square, the Pope will also canonise Blessed Pope Paul  VI  and  the  martyred  Archbishop  Oscar

 

Romero from El Salvador. The ceremony broadcast on EWTN, (Sky Channel 588).

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group meet twice monthly, every other Friday, next meeting will be on Friday, October 26.

 

SINGING WEEKEND:  The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 19 – 21.  The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.   Saturday afternoon we have a singing session of songs that honour GAA legends past and present from the 32 counties of Ireland. This will be followed by Mass @ 6.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale which will feature the Abbeyfeale church choir performing Afrain ná Riocht as composed by the late Garry McMahon.  The Sunday afternoon concert in Fr Caseys GAA hall at 3pm will honour the Carrig sisters Kitty and Nora.  A full programme of events for the weekend can be found on our brochure which is available in the Ramble Inn.

 

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019:  Planning is continuing apace for the reunion next July 11-14.  It will be based at the Devon Inn and include a concert, guided tours, gala dinner and dance and much more.  Email HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page.

 

COLLECTION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH will be taken up at all masses on weekend, October 20th/21st, to  support  the  younger churches throughout the world

 

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: takes place Sunday, October 21st.

 

ALL OR NOTHING -a beautiful film on the life of 33 year old Sr. Clare Crockett from Derry who died in an earthquake in Ecuador in 2016. She was a budding actress who left her career and the open doors to fame behind to give her life to God.  Shown at 1pm on Sunday 14th October in the Upper Room in the Cathedral Killarney.

 

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK AUTUMN TALK: on Thur 18th of Oct at 8pm at Killarney House, on “ Valentia Trans-Atlantic Cable Project” by Michael Lyne

 

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life 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 applications is 31st Oct.  Further info can be found on the website:http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

Trócaire supports some of the world's most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.  We are a group of committed individuals who meet 3 times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire.  If you are interested in becoming involved email volunteering@trocaire.org or phone Father Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

 

WOMEN: Centenary Suffrage Celebrations. To illustrate the historical struggle for Voting Rights for Women, achieved in 1918, Marian Relihan will stage her playlet on the movement during the Commemorations on Saturday 20th October. On Sunday 21st, will see a whole host of artistes from far and near, adding to the celebrations. Both Events are free and are held in the White Sands Hotel.

 

Everyone is most welcome

 

GLIN TIDY TOWNS Congratulations they brought home E2,500 in prize money at the Limerickgoingforgold 2018 competition  at the Strand Hotel. They won E500 for best Green Space (Town Park) and E2000 in the Challenge category on having Glin ‘litter free’ when the judges came to call. Well done to our neighbours Athea who won the top prize of E10k!

 

KERRYMAN, Saturday, April 21, 1962; Page: 7

 

NOTES

 

late Andrew Sheehy was one of the originators of Fleadh Cecil Chiarrai Others present, included Messrs Padraig Tarrant and Johnny Dore, of Tralee, John Flaherty,' T. Dowling, Maurice Collins of Banna, Seamus Hussey and Richie Casey of Causeway Harry Power, Liam Power, Jim Guerin, L. Brown and D Whelan, of Ballyduff and Jerry Keane, Co Secretary of Lixnaw The following were elected officers and committee members of the Ballyheigue Branch for 1962; President Very Rev Fr James Enright, P P , chairman, Johnny Sweeney vice-chairman, Maurice Collins, secretary, John Joe O'Sullivan, PC MCC, treasurer, Miss Mary Sheehy Committee—Messrs Jerry Shanahan, Johnny Flaherty, Brendan Lynch, John Dineen, Pat Hanlon, Tom Lawlor, Michael Gleeson Pat McElligott, Padraig Tarrant Johnny Dore

 

Co Board Delegates—J J. O'Sullivan, Johnny Sweeney John Dineen, Brendan Lynch, Mary Sheehy

 

(Break)

 

The swing back to dancing takes place on Sunday night and to get its patrons off to a good start Doyle's Ballroom has engaged two bands for the occasion—the Western Star Ceili Band and the Billy Williams Showband

 

Moyvane Notes

 

The Holy Week ceremonies began on Sunday with the blessing of the palm and procession through the Church at first Mass They will continue during the week as follows —Confessions at Knockanure on Wednesday, 12 to 2, At Moyvane, on Wednesday night from 7, 30, on Thursday from 12 to 2 o'clock, and on Saturday from 12 to 2 and from 7,30 to 9 30 p m

 

 

 

Mass will be celebrated at Knockanure on Holy Thursday at 6, 30 p m The Easter Vigil ceremonies will begin there at 11, 15 pm on Holy Saturday, with midnight Mass at 12 o'clock

 

The ceremonies at Moyvane began on Holy Thursday, with Mass at 7, 30 pm , followed by procession to the Altar of Repose Holy Hour that night from 11 to 12 o'clock

 

Good Friday ceremonies will begin at 3 o'clock Stations of the Cross at 7,30 p m Easter Vigil ceremonies at 11 pm on Holy Saturday, followed by Mass at 12 midnight

 

I.C.A

 

The local branch of the ICA would like to congratulate Mrs Kit Ahem on the high quality of the ideals expressed in her speech at the end of her first year as Nations! President of the Association. Of the many points which impressed them they would like to recall especially; The more informed and skilled our home-makers are the better citizens and farmers Ireland will have, No country can rise higher than the quality of its homes permit" Later, she ended " A country cannot be petted into greatness but it can be inspired and encouraged into greatness "

 

 CO-OPERATION ASKED FOR Knockanure PTAA are making plans for their annual outing when they intend to do a cruise up the Shannon. They would like to hire a launch exclusively for pioneers. To do so they are anxious to get the co operation of the surrounding branches of the Association. Any branches who may be interested should contact Miss Mary O'Carroll NT who will supply further information.

 

MACRA NA FEIRME The Knockanure branch of Macra na Feirme  are making great strides to keep abreast of the times Last week they had a film show dealing with the use of electricity as a means of heating water for rinsing, washing, and scalding dairy utensils. The film show was under the supervision of Mr P O'Sullivan, R Sc.

 

 SECOND GAME Another game in the Parish League will be played on Wednesday next at 7, 30 (S T) As the evenings are still short, all players are requested to be well on time.

 

WORTHY OF ALL SUPPORT After the match on Wednesday evening a dance will be held in the hall which is worthy of support, as the proceeds will go to the St Brendan's Hostel, London . ENTERTAINMENT Lyreacrompane Dramatic Society presented their three-act play to an audience who enjoyed it fully here on Sunday night.

 

 

 

CHOIR: Saint Benedict Parish Choir Chicago sang at Listowel Church on Friday Oct. 12th at 10.30am.

 

https://youtu.be/3smG8RkKYbc

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOETW3QHTgw

 

 

 

Patrick Comerford

 

On the road between Tarbert and Ballybunion and back again from Ballybunion to Glin and Askeaton, two of us stopped at the weekend to visit Moyvane (Maigh Mheáin, ‘main or middle plain’), a village in Co Kerry off the N69 between Listowel and Tarbert

 

http://www.patrickcomerford.com/2018/10/newtownsandes-or-moyvane-what-happened.html

 

 

 

 

 

RAMBLING  House tour of Britain 2018 – Dates and Venues  have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or email irishramblinghouse@gmail.com

 

 

 

 

LOTTO: There was no winner of the Knockanure GAA €10,100 jackpot on Friday 5th October. Numbers drawn were 17, 18, 21, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Ann Brouder, Athea

 

2. Lily Moore, Tralee; 3. Michael Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane; 4. TJ Finucane, Knockanure, and 5. Mary Hanrahan All Star Bar. Next jackpot up to €10,200 on Friday 12th October.

2018 October 10 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 8th October.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE PARENTS ASSOCIATION:  Would like to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate collection.  Your support is greatly appreciated.  

 

JOURNAL: Athea Parish Journal, please, please send in material as soon as possible. This will be the 30th issue.

 

MEETING: A public meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 11 at 9 p.m. in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale. We would like to invite all branches of the Harnett clan throughout the area to send a representative.

 

LOTTO: There was no winner of the Knockanure GAA €10,100 jackpot on Friday 5th October. Numbers drawn were 17, 18, 21, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Ann Brouder, Athea

 

2. Lily Moore, Tralee; 3. Michael Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane; 4. TJ Finucane, Knockanure, and 5. Mary Hanrahan All Star Bar. Next jackpot up to €10,200 on Friday 12th October.

 

CHOIR: Saint Benedict Parish Choir will perform at Listowel Church on Friday Oct. 12th at 10.30am.

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

 

COMHALTAS: traditional entertainment on Wednesday, October 17 when the touring group will visit Templeglantine’s Halla Inse Bán.

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed - To  McElligott Family Kilmeaney Kilmorna on the death of John Joe McElligottt; To Flavin & Buckley Families on the death of Nora Buckley Bunaghara Listowel; To Clancy & Moore Families  on the death of Mrs Nora Moore Kilmeaney Kilmorna; To Rogan Family on the death of Mrs Vivienne Rogan Limerick; To Kennelly Family on the death of Mrs Patricia Danagher Loughill; To Horgan Family on the death of Timmy Horgan Trien Kilmorna; To Bryan  Ferriter on the death of Mary Ahern Ballybunion; To McMahon Family on the death of  Mrs Margaret Walsh Westport; To the relatives  & neighbours on the death of Jerry Enright The Village Knockanure and

 

To the Holly Family on the death of TM Holly Ahanagran Ballylongford.

 

DEATH has taken place of Jeremiah (Jerry) Enright who died on the 29th of September, 2018. Husband of the late Mary McElligott (who died 20 years ago). Survived by his nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends. Reposing at Lyons' Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel on Tuesday, the 2nd of October from 5pm to 7pm with removal at 7pm to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Requiem Mass on Wednesday, the 3rd of October at 12 noon followed by burial in the Old Cemetery, Knockanure. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Hegarty assisted by Fr. McMahon of Knockanure, Sean Ahern sang the hymns and Mr O Shea provided the music.                                                                                                                                                                                                           

 

DEATH has taken place of Matthew (Matty) Quinn Asdee Village and Moyvane, he died October 1st 2018. Husband of the late Eileen Quinn (nee Healy) R.I.P. Survived by his son Jimmy, daughters Helen, Siobhan, Carmel and Shirley. Brother Tom and sister Peg , grand children Lisa, Ciara, Lauren, Megan, Zach and Samuel and great-grandchildren Darragh and Emma. Daughter in law Nuala and sons in law Vincent, Anthony and Sebastian. His nephews, and nieces.  Requiem Mass for Matty was celebrated at St Mary's Church, Asdee, on Wednesday morning at 11am and funeral afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Moloney, Pat Nolan, John O’Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Kathleen Fuller, Hannah Hyland, Murt Downes, Paddy Horgan, Carmel O’Sullivan, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, Sr. Martina Relihan, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O’Connor, Mary O’Connor, Mass Moyvane, Sat 13th at  7.30pm Special Intention; Sun 14th at 11.00am for Henry Stackpoole, Aughrim, his wife Bridie & deceased family members. Mass Knockanure: Sunday 14th October 10.00am  for Liam Sexton, Knockanure & deceased of the  Sexton family.

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that my October First Friday calls here in the Parish will be on Thursday 18th in Knockanure and Friday 19th in Moyvane. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION at Moyvane on Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund.

 

TIDY TOWNS: results announced last week saw Moyvane increase its score by 6 marks to 293.

 

Congratulations to all those involved in helping to achieve this result: Staff & Students of Murhur National School, Village and Parish Residents, Housing Development Committees, the local Business Community, members of RSS and Solas, Moyvane Development Association members. Special thanks to all who took part in the clean ups over the summer, to individuals who maintained their own areas and to those who took part in the clean-up of the approach roads and village during the Spring clean-up month of April.  A special word of thanks to all those who helped with planting of flower planters and beds in May and to all the individuals who watered the beds and planters over the past number of months. It would be impossible to continue to increase the Tidy Town marks without your continued support and help. Well Done to Everyone!

 

LOCAL LINK bus contact 066 7147 002

 

PASSION FOR MISSION: EMBRACING THE POSSIBLE IN TIMES OF CONFLICT: 

 

The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thursday 18th October at 8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’  The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wed. Oct. 17th and Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

GARRY McMahon Weekend in Abbeyfeale from 19th to 21st Oct. On Saturday morning there will be a special lecture and presentation called “The Story and the Song” giving the background to the events recalled in the well-known ballad “The Valley of Knockanure” by Bryan McMahon.

 

FILM: The Kerry Film Festival takes place 18-21 October 2018.

 

WORKSHOP: A presentation by John Lonergan (Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on ’ How to be Happy and Content’ will take place at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm.  It has been organised by West limerick Mental Health Association. Admission is free.

 

FOOTBALL: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night. We are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present. If you are interested in sponsoring an advert in the booklet please contact a club officer.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Celebrate your Faith with videos: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays, starts Oct 15th 7.30-9.00pm. Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays, starts16th Oct.2.30-4.00pm.Phone (066 7134276)

 

WRITING GROUP:  Abbeyfeale writing group have started back after summer break. We meet twice monthly, every other Friday. Our next meeting will be on Friday, October 12.  We write short stories poetry etc. It is also a lovely social occasion where we enjoy a chat and cup of tea. If you would like to join us just walk in to St. Ita's Hall on above date or two weeks following. New members always welcome.

 

CRAFTY CORNER:  Knitting and crochet group have resumed classes on Tuesday nights at St Ita's Hall Abbeyfeale. New members welcome. Just drop in.

 

ART GROUP:  If you would like to spend a relaxing few hours join our painting group upstairs at St Ita's Hall Tuesdays 11am to 1pm.

 

DIY COURSE AT ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE:  Our DIY class is a very practical hands-on course, and is ideal for beginners looking to learn DIY skills such as wiring a plug, using a drill, hanging a curtain rail. This class is on each Tuesday morning from 10am – 1pm. Contact Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale on 06831198 for more information.

 

 UPCYCLE YOUR OLD FURNITURE AT THE ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE:  If you wish to breathe new life into your old furniture, then our Upcycling Furniture class is perfect for you. The class is on each Tuesday from 2pm – 4pm. Contact Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale on 06831198 for more information.

 

WEDNESDAY PRAYER:  Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for  Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life.  This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

 

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA:  Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass.

 

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex.  Further information on 087 6174639.

 

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

 

THE ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting Tuesday October 9th at 12.30pn at Listowel Frc.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING, Monday 8th  at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL  with representatives from Lixnaw, Moyvane, Duagh & Listowel meet in Lixnaw Presbytery on Monday 8th October  at 8.00 p.m.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

 

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes. We would be delighted to hear from you so call Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY WALKING GROUP. We meet every Monday evening at 6.55 p.m.  in the Neodata Car park ( adjacent to town park)  and walk  from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. ( approx.)

 

For further information contact   0834809426.

 

TOASTMASTERS: Plenty of conversation, gain confidence and meet new people at the next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters this Thursday, October 11th, at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASS with Anne McAuliffe will resume on Wednesday, 10th October in the Seanachie centre from 3 oc onwards. 0876736337. "       Anne MCAULIFFE.

 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND  Journey through mental health Wednesday nights at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. For more information, contact Jerry,  0860271990.

 

RELAXATION TECHNIQUES FOR BUSY PEOPLE FREE EVENT Friday 12th Oct. 11am. to 1pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre. Facilitator: Fr. Anna O Sullivan, (Senior Clinical Psychologist Kerry Adult MH Services). “No talking just doing” workshop will include elements of mindfulness, visualisation, progressive muscular relaxation, diaphragmatic breathing and many others.

 

FUNDING: Tourist Office/Interpretative Centre, allocation of €96,000 to convert the unused part of Glin Library to a Tourist Office/Interpretative Museum to tell the story of the history of Glin.

 

Mai Fitzgerald of Glin and Sarah O’Connor of Athea are holding a coffee morning on Sunday 21/10/18 at 11:45am. They are raising funds for the Hope Foundation in India.

 

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: This free course aims to support individuals, families. The Course itself starts on October 10 & will run weekly for 13 weeks in Newcastle West. For more information please contact Eddie O’Shaughnessy, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 653 5156 or email: eoshaughnessy@wlr.ie

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

TROCAIRE supports some of the world's most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland.  We are a group of committed individuals who meet 3 times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire.  If you are interested in becoming involved email volunteering@trocaire.org or phone Father Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

 

The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life 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 applications is 31st Oct.  Further info can be found on the website:http://www.irishpilgrimagetrust.com or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833.

 

MISSION: The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thurs 18th Oct @8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

 

SUFFRAGE: Centenary of Women's Suffrage The Mayor of Kerry, Norma Foley, will officially open the Commemorative Aspect of the celebrations in the Ballroom of The  White Sands Hotel, Saturday 20th October at 8.00pm. The Mayor of the Listowel Council Area,

 

Aoife Thornton, will officially open the Celebratory Aspect of the Event on Sunday in the Long Lounge of the Hotel at 8.00pm. You are most welcome to both events

 

NANO NAGLE:

 

Saturday 20th October–Talk by Maurice Bric UCD: The World of Nano Nagle when the Penal Laws were enforced, ignored and abolished. 10am –4pm; €65 incl. light lunch; Booking required Nano Nagle Birthplace, 022 26411 www.nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

COLÁISTE ÍDE in Dingle are holding open days on the 13th & 14th October from12-4pm.More information from 066 9151211orinfo@colaisteide.com.

 

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE:  is a specially designed Support Programme for men and women who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce to work through the grief process in a safe and confidential environment. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday October 12 - 14.  For Application Forms and further details please contact 087 9886480 or email  beginningexperience@gmail.com

 

SINGING WEEKEND:  The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October19 – 21.  The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.   Saturday afternoon we have a singing session of songs that honour GAA legends past and present from the 32 counties of Ireland. This will be followed by Mass @ 6.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale which will feature the Abbeyfeale church choir performing Afrain ná Riocht as composed by the late Garry McMahon.  The Sunday afternoon concert in Fr Caseys GAA hall at 3pm will honour the Carrig sisters Kitty and Nora.  A full programme of events for the weekend can be found on our brochure which is available in the Ramble Inn.

 

ROSARY ON THE COAST: on Ballybunion beach on October 7th at 2.30pm. Join tens of thousands of faithful on the coasts of Ireland to pray the Rosary on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary as we pray for faith and life through Our Lady’s intercession.    Further info visit - www.coastalrosary.ie, text 087/2786552 or email coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com.  

 

TIDY TOWNS: Full Tidy Towns results can be viewed on www.tidytowns.ie.  Congratulations to Listowel Tidy Towns Group on their great win.

 

1 IN 10 ROSARY CRUSADE FOR IRELAND:  During Penal times when the Holy Mass was banned in Ireland, Irish people turned to the Rosary for support in their troubles and to keep the faith alive in their homes.  Amongst the many miracles and interventions attributed to Our Lady of the Rosary, the following three stand out in modern times.  In the life of Patrick J. Peyton C.S.C., by Fr. Richard Gribble C.S.C., two stories concerning the Irish priest, Fr. Patrick Peyton now Venerable Patrick Peyton are recorded.  The first concerns a threatened communist takeover of Brazil in 1964.  Fr. Peyton decided to organise a Rosary Rally in the capital Rio de Janiero.  Two million people attended and prayed the Rosary which resulted in a peaceful overthrow of the Communist Government.  The Rosary Rally was recognised by Church and State as bringing about the victory.  Again on December 8th 1985, Fr. Peyton organised a Rosary Rally in Manila in the Philippines in response to President Marcos’ refusal to step down following his defeat in a Presidential election.  Two million came onto the streets and prayed the Rosary.  Shortly afterwards Marcos stepped down.  Fr. Peyton said the success was due to the power engendered by the Rosary.  After the second World War, Austria was taken over by

 

Communist Russia.  An Austrian priest Fr. Petros went up and down the country asking people to pray the Rosary every day to save Austria.  Only 1 in 10 agreed to sign a pledge to do this.  However, on 13th May 1955, the Feast day of our Lady of Fatima, the Russian army suddenly withdrew peacefully from Austria.  Many people couldn’t understand why as the Russians had never left Hungary, Poland, Yugoslavia and other Eastern European countries.  However, Chancellor Raab in a Radio broadcast declared that it was the 1 in 10 people praying the Rosary that saved Austria.  Our lady works these miracles not just to solve critical situations but to remind us of the power of Her “weapon” of the Rosary and to spur us on to do as she asked of Her six visits to Fatima “pray the Rosary every day”.

 

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni).  The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney.  Ian is aged 17 years and has made national headlines  because of his inspirational response to a life threatening accident.  Ian fell off his bicycle two years ago and nowadays lives out his waking hours from a wheelchair.   His motto is “If I cant stand up – I stand out“.

 

CONCERT TO HONOUR LIAM TARRENT – ONE OF THE FOUNDERS OF SIAMSA TIRE:   was held at Teach Siamsa, Finuge on Friday, October 5th at 8pm.  Special guest Fr. Pat Aherne.  Also attending Karen Trench, Brian Murphy, Sean Aherne, Jonathan Kelliher, Jimmy Hickey, Maura Walsh and other local artists.

 

HONOUR FOR MAURA:  Congratulations to concertina player, Maura O’Connor, Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale on being selected on the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert group which will be starting off on a fourteen venue concert tour to the four provinces. Nineteen year old Maura is daughter of Vincent and Mary O’Connor and she is a second year student at Mary Immaculate Training College. Maura became All Ireland Champion on the concertina at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2017 in Ennis. She is a member of the Templeglantine Comhaltas craobh. The touring group consists of sixteen top class artistes, musicians, singers and dancers, most of whom who have won All Ireland honours. Maura’s many admirers and friends as well as all who enjoy an outstanding night of traditional entertainment will have an opportunity on Wednesday, October 17 when the touring group will visit Templeglantine’s Halla Inse Bán.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thu 11th, HERO- A play by Ken Rogan starring Daithí Mac Suibhne (Fair City).  What happens when you don’t know how to lose?  Life quickly grows more complicated for Smithy after a chance encounter with Marissa.  Presented by Lakedaemon in association with Theatre Upstairs.

 

 Fri 12th @7pm, TOM THUMB- A puppet show for 3+ year olds presented by Lyngo Theatre.  One night Tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking, with nothing to eat they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest.

 

    Sat 13th, CHERISH THE LADIES- With Joanie Madden – flute, whistles, Mary Coogan – guitar, Mirella Murray – accordion, Kathleen Boyle – piano.  With special guests Nollaig Casey – fiddle, Kate Purcell – vocals, David Geaney and Nathan Pilatzke – champion dancers.

 

 Wed 17th. JANE EYRE- An epic love story set against the magnificent back drop of the Yorkshire Moors, adapted for the stage by Adrian Praeter and presented by the award-winning Hotbuckle Theatre Co., England.

 

 Fri 19th, FRANCES KENNEDY PRESENTS: The Scandal of the Parish in song and story and some grown up humour!

 

 

 

SCHOOL Folklore Collection 1930’s;

 

Fr Harnett

 

Long ago there lived in the Parish of Newtownsandes and old woman. One morning she went to her dairy for a pan of milk. When she was returning from the dairy she slipped with the pan of milk and fell. Just as she was falling the pan struck her in the side, and injured her, and the milk was spilled. When she went in home she had a very bad pain in her side, and she had to go to bed. She spent three weeks in bed, but after the three weeks she was as bad as ever, and her side was greatly swollen. When she saw no improvement coming on her she sent for the doctor. But when the doctor saw her he said that he could find nothing wrong with her. At last she sent for one of the neighbours. The neighbour was an old woman who was supposed to be with the good people. When the old woman looked at her she shook her head and said, "When you were coming in from your dairy that morning a woman from a fort asked you for a cup of milk. Now you did not hear her and she threw the cup at you, and it went in through your side. So it is not in the power of any doctor to cure you". She spent about another week in bed. At that time she heard that there was a priest in Duagh named Father Harnett who used to cure a lot of sick people. Her friends took her to the priest soon after that. When the priest saw her he took a book from his pocket and he kept reading over her for about ten minutes. Then he told her to go home and that she would be better. The woman went home, and the pain was as bad as ever. The next day her side broke out and glass began coming out of it. The glass was coming out of it for about a week. After a week all the glass of a cup had come out of it. Then her side healed up as good as ever.

 

Joe Walsh

 

Told by

 

Mrs Mary Walsh, Leitrim East, Newtownsandes, 54 years

 

Collector- Joe Walsh. Informant- Mrs Mary Walsh, Age 54, Address, Leitrim East, Co. Kerry.

 

 

 

 

 

Old Cronin Rathmore

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4713234/4709852

 

The Cistercians at Ráth Mhór

 

 

 

A brochure on Mount Melleray and the Melleray Annual called the "Mountaineer" have been the main sources of our information. We quote them verbatim frequently and even where it is necessary to condense we retain as far as possible the words of the originals. The few details gleaned from local tradition are briefly summarised at the end.

 

Melleray Monastery which was established in Brittany in France about the year 1134 A.D. was suppressed by the French revolutionaries in 1791 A.D. and the few religious there were dispersed. Nothing more is heard of them.

 

The Cistercian Community from the Mother house at La Trappe were also expelled from this monastery but they refused to be disbanded. They settled in Switzerland whence in 1793 A.D. they sent a colony to England intending to take passage to Canada. The Canadian boat had already left and the monks succeeded in getting a new home and building a new monastery at Lulworth in Dorsetshire. They soon got dozens of vocations from amongst the Irish in England and later from the Irish at home. But the success of the abbey roused bigotry and intolerance and at last the British prime minister forbade the monks accept any more Irish or English subjects. As the Catholic religion was now tolerated in France no more French subjects could be expected. Hence the decree was tantamount to a sentence of expulsion or extinction.

 

 

 

 

 

Paraic said "In my introductory essay to the book I clarify what betrothal meant; it actually was a formal exchange of marriage vows under Judaic law and not an 'engagement' as it has sometimes been translated. As with the Judaic custom, Mary and Joseph would have then waited a year before moving into a single home together as man and wife," .

 

betrothal of Mary and Joseph by Paraic Maher

 

https://youtu.be/51xuB9yqkOE

 

 

 

World Meeting of Families

 

22 to the 24 August 2018, a three-day Congress.  Each day will reflect on the theme “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World” chosen by the Holy Father and will include an enriching programme for adults of keynote speakers, workshops, talks, testimonies and discussions; an engaging and exciting programme for young people as well as fun activities for children. The Congress will also include daily celebration of the Eucharist, prayerful activities, exhibitions, cultural events and musical performances.

 

https://youtu.be/0lLp7g9dFgY

 

 

 

 

 

Late News Oct 3 2018

DEATH has occurred of Thomas Michael (T.M.) Holly, Surrey, UK and late of Ahanagran. Died at his home in Surrey on Monday, Sept. 10th 2018. Predeceased by his parents Thomas and Mary, survived by his wife Karen, his brothers Patrick, Denis and John, his sisters Marian, Sinéad, Helen and Lucy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews,  and grandnieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated T M  on Sept. 29th at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Ballylongford, with burial afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford.

 

 

 

DEATH has taken place of Jeremiah (Jerry) Enright who died on the 29th of September, 2018. Husband of the late Mary. Survived by his nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends.

 

Reposing at Lyons' Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel on Tuesday, the 2nd of October from 5pm to 7pm with removal at 7pm to the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Requiem Mass on Wednesday, the 3rd of October at 12 noon followed by burial in the Old Cemetery, Knockanure.

 

 

 

TIDY TOWNS Results; Listowel (339 marks); Knockanure (271) Moyvane (293); Duagh (266) Athea (285); and Glin (308).

 

https://www.tidytowns.ie/

 

 

 

RUN: Listowel Half Marathon & 10k, Saturday, 10 November 2018.

 

 

 

Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night. We are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present. If you are interested in sponsoring an advert in the booklet please contact a club officer. All sponsorship/support is greatly appreciated for this unique event in our club.

 

 

 

 

 

ROSARY: October is the month of the Holy Rosary, reminding all of us  to pray for one another.

 

Rosary on the Coast on 7th October 2018; Kerry Banna Strand, Meenogahane Pier, Causeway, Kilmore Beach, Ballyduff, and Glin Pier. Phone at 087 27865532.

 

Rosary on the Coast for Life & Faith: A rosary for life and faith will be recited at the Pier Car Park, Glin on Sunday 7th October at 5.00 p.m. October 7th is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and the intention is to beg Our Lady’s intercession to save the souls of all Nations especially our own nation.

 

ROSARY: The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other...

 

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2018-09/pope-francis-pray-rosary-october.html

 

 

 

Going Strong Club: will be held on the 1st October in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall at 2.00 p.m.

 

 

 

Moyvane Youth Club: is holding their AGM on Tuesday 2nd October in the Marian Hall at 8pm. Commitment and involvement from Parents is urgently needed. If the required numbers of leaders are not available then either the youth club will not be able to go ahead or places will be limited. This would be a huge loss to our youth. So parents your support and help is urgently needed. Thank you.

 

2018 October 3 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAMBLING House on the 4th October 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.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 8th October.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP The first Friday of every month in Listowel.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting in the Marian Hall at 8pm on Wednesday 3rd October.  All members are requested to attend.  New members welcome. 

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that my October First Friday calls here in the Parish will be on Thursday 18th in Knockanure and Friday 19th in Moyvane. 

 

KNOCKANURE CHURCH:  Work has commenced in Knockanure Church which will remain closed until further notice.  In the meantime Sunday Mass at 10am will be in Knockanure Community Centre. 

 

SYMPATHY:  To Ger O’Connell & family, Moyvane South on the death of his brother Billy,

 

Mountcollins, and Carlow.

 

GAA: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results.There was no winner of the €10,000 jackpot on Friday 28th September. Numbers drawn were 9, 21, 22, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were ;1. Hanna Pianse, 24, Woodgrove Moyvane; 2. Mattie Dillon, c/o Listowel Agri; 3. John Looney, Knockanure; 4. John Dillane, Cork Line, Brosna, and 5. Michael O’Connor, 439973 Holly’s. Next jackpot will be €10,100 with draw on the 5th October.

 

DEATH has occurred of Bill Cahill of 5 Hill View Drive, Abbeyfeale, And late of Knocknasna. Bill died on the 24th of September, 2018. Survived by his wife Cass, sons, daughters, grandchildren, brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces, and  in-laws. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday, the 27th of September, at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale, followed by burial in Reilig Ide Naofa,

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Pelican, Tom Flavin, Patsy Fogarty, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan, Sheila Carmody, Fr. Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Denis Flaherty, Mai Mullane, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, Sr. Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Joan Mulvihill, Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Tommy Stack,

Mass Moyvane Wed. 3rd Oct. at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, The Hill; Sat 6th at 7.30pm mass for Mary Ellen Flaherty and Sunday 7th mass for Joe O’Connor. Mass Knockanure Sunday 7th Oct. at 10 am in Community Centre.

 

 

WEDDING took place on Saturday 22nd of September 2018 in Athea Church of Miriam Langan, daughter of Eddie and Teresa of Glenagragra, to Patrick Brouder of Glenbawn. The bridesmaids were Edel Langan and Noelle McCarthy, the maid of honour was Anne Langan and the bestman was Liam Brouder with the groomsmen James Normoyle and Patrick Cregan, The ceremony was performed by Fr. Brendan Duggan. The reception was held at The Devon Inn Hotel.

 

JOURNAL: Athea Parish Journal, please, please send in material as soon as possible. This will be the 30th issue and might very well be the last  to hit the shelves, so let’s make it a good one!

 

ROSARY: October is the month of the Holy Rosary, reminding all of us  to pray for one another.

 

Rosary on the Coast on 7th October 2018; Kerry Banna Strand, Meenogahane Pier, Causeway, Kilmore Beach, Ballyduff, and Glin Pier, at 2,30pm. Phone at 087 27865532.

 

PALLIATIVE CARE: In St. John's on Monday evening at 7.00p.m. Dillon Boyer is planning an information evening about Palliative Care and the work of the Palliative Care Unit in KUH, details from 068 22566.

 

NORTH KERRY INTERMEDIATE CUP: Congratulations to Moyvane B who overcame Ballydonoghue B on a final score of 2-11 to 2-7.

 

HEALTH and Wellbeing Week in Kerry runs from Oct. 6th to 14th, details from local library.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276); Ardfert Historical Society: Dónal Stack, Holy Wells of North Kerry, Thurs. 4th Oct, 8.00pm. What does God want me to do with my life? Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday.  October 3rd, 7.00pm-8.30pm.

 

BOOK Launch: a book on the betrothal (marriage) of Mary and Joseph by Paraic Maher,

 

will be launched at St Michael’s College Listowel on Thursday, Oct 4th, 7:30pm. The book is a presentation of the betrothal, featuring artwork from churches all around Ireland including the parish church in Cahersiveen. The book will be presented, by the musician, composer and founder of Siamsa Tíre, Fr. Pat Ahern and the renowned stained glass artist from Brosna, Mr James Scanlon.

 

DANCERS: Attention all Lady Step Dancers  We are hoping to form a set of Senior Ladies for competition.  If you are aged between 18-35 come along to St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Tues. 2nd Oct. at 8pm  Tel. 087-6873075 for further information.

 

HOLLY’S GALA:  Congratulations and well done to Terry Dunne and Holly’s Gala on winning the B.E.S.T. Award for excellence in retail at the 2018 Gala Annual Conference which was held in Killashee Hotel in Naas recently.

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund.

 

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’  The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wed. Oct. 17th and Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm.  All are welcome.  There is no charge for this event.

 

FREE Internet Classes Morning and evening classes available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays.  Venues: Ballybunion Community Centre / Listowel Community Centre / Tarbert Bridewell.  Booking essential. Contact Mary O’Gorman (087) 7826432.

 

FOOD: 2018 Dingle Food Festival starts on 5th October. Festival goers purchase a book of taste trail tickets and can then visit over 70 venues around the town offering tastings of the best food and drink of the Peninsula.

 

CHOIR: Saint Benedict Parish Choir will perform at Listowel Church on Friday Oct. 12th at 10.30am.

 

WALK: A gentle spiritual ecumenical walk from  Ardfert Cathedral to  Wethers’  Well;  on Saturday October 6th 10.30am: reflecting on St. Brendan  and  his  influence  on  our  own  spiritual journey; bring packed lunch walking shoes and high-vis jacket; finishing about 3pm. Led by Archdeacon

 

Simon Lumby Church of Ireland, Killarney .Tel 086 870 3997.

 

MEDITATIVE WALK Season of Creation: to close the Season of Creation (1st September

 

-4th October)   at 11.45am   on   Wednesday 3rd October.

 

UNCOVERING YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS:   8 SESSIONS STARTING October 2nd 7.30pm in Listowel                                                                                    Parish Meeting Room. Course is free. All welcome.                      

 

CHANGE OF DATE FOR CHOIR WORKSHOP: Original date October 2nd   changed to October 16th in John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7.00.

 

ST JOHN’S: Exhibition of photographs by Dillon Boyer 1st to 6th October; Tuesday 2nd , The Best of traditional with Kevin Burke; Thursday 4th Kris Kristofferson Songbook; Fri. 5th Cracks, play exploring mental illness; Sat 6th to 31st, Exploring Kerry place names; Tuesday 9th, Summer 1993- Film Club, details from 068 22566.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

RISH DANCING CLASSES:  Every Thursday evening with Jimmy Hickey in the Community Centre, New Street, Abbeyfeale.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

ADULT SET DANCING: The beginner’s class with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane is morphing into an advanced class from next Monday.  Everyone welcome.

 

 PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities on Tuesday night last at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month. New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

MAINTENANCE: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter work.  We provide a low-cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. powerwashing footpaths and driveways). Christmas is quickly approaching and now is the time to tackle indoor improvements and repairs. We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOUCE CENTRE:   A free workshop on supporting healthy family life on Wednesday 3rd October from 9.30am - 1pm.  Babies/Toddlers are welcome to attend with family members. Book in now and enjoy a FREE ‘mini’ massage before the event begins! Speakers:   Dr. Ann Horgan Consultant Psychiatrist HSE  “Well Being for Mom and Family”.  Edel Lawlor, Play Therapist “Mothering with Love”.  Claire Adams, Music Therapist, “Supporting Babies & Children through Music”.  Goodie bags for all moms kindly sponsored by Hartnett’s Pharmacy, Dolans Pharmacy & Horans Health Food.  Contact the Centre on 068/23584. 

 

HARNETT REUNION INTERNATIONAL:  It’s official, the 2nd Harnett Reunion is going international and taking place on the weekend of July 11-14, 2019.  It will be based in the Devon Inn and a full programme of events are currently being planned.  The next meeting of the organising committee will take place on Thursday, October 10.

 

FUNDRAISER: “NewtownSounds LipSkit Battle”.  Have 40 participants, both from the parish and outside the parish who have begun rehearsals for what is guaranteed to be a night of laughter and great entertainment! This event takes place on Saturday December 1st at 8pm in the Community Centre Moyvane.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  A group of friends of the late Joan O’Keeffe, Ballymacjordan have come together to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General which was a great support to Joan during her illness.  They plan on holding an afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, October 28 with dancing to Mike Condon from 3-6pm and ask for your kind support.

 

RESEARCH: On 26 September, John Halligan T.D., Irish Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development and Xavier Barcons, Director General of ESO signed the Accession Agreement that will lead to Ireland joining the European Southern Observatory (ESO).

 

REUNION; Mary Immaculate College Reunion on 6th October from 2.30pm to 5pm.

 

GIFT OF CHURCH ORGAN TO DUAGH CHURCH, Donated by Rod & Maggie Murray, in memory of John & Agnes Finucane, Trieneragh.

 

WORKSHOP: A presentation by John Lonergan (Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on ’ How to be Happy and Content’ will take place at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm.  It has been organised by West limerick Mental Health Association. Admission is free.

 

COMMUNITY ADDICTION STUDIES COURSE: This free course aims to support individuals, families, community workers and local community volunteers to be better equipped to understand drug and alcohol issues in their local area.  To find out more about this course, an Open Evening will be held on Wednesday, October 3, at 7pm in West Limerick Resources office, St. Mary’s Road, Newcastle West. The Course itself starts on October 10 & will run weekly for 13 weeks in Newcastle West. This course is organised in conjunction with the Mid West Regional Drugs and Alcohol Forum, Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, and West Limerick Resources CLG. Registration is essential.  For more information please contact Eddie O’Shaughnessy, at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 087 653 5156 or email: eoshaughnessy@wlr.ie

 

FILM: The Kerry Film Festival takes place 18-21 October 2018

 

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1

 

JOAN GROGAN

 

Scéal i dtaobh Joan Grogan

 

- Joan Grogan.

 

In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively.

 

When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

 

Some crossed over and hurried on and then the others crossed. No one noticed that Joan was not among them. Those in front thought she was with those behind and the second party thought she was with the first. When they all met again (at the wake) they missed Joan, but concluded that for some reason or other she had gone home or had gone to some other place.

 

The following morning they heard a queer story and the reason why Joan was absent from the wake. She had no recollection of anything from the time the whole party were about to cross the stream on the way to the wake until she awoke out of a sleep and found that she was sitting on top of her own house, near the little chimney. The thing was treated as a strange joke.

 

Then she began to get epileptic fits and during these fits she had 'second-sight', thus she knew things that normally she should not nor could not know. She then began to be dreaded and became like a witch doctor and was able to prescribe cures for various diseases. Her fame spread and people came from afar to get her help. She cured several people when doctors had "given them up". The Priests of the Parish were annoyed at the things she did. Everyone believed that she invoked the powers of darkness to aid her and she did things contrary to the laws of Church and Religion.

 

She was excommunicated by Fr. John Ryan, who was P.P. in Athea from yr. 1828 to 1870 and is buried in Athea chapel.

 

Many stories of her cures are handed down. This one is one of the most striking.

 

A man who lived south of Newcastle West had a nephew who lived with him. This boy fell sick and the uncle as a last resource went to Joan. About evening he called to Joan's house. Joan who heard the strangers voice said loudly "what does the man from the place of skulls want".

 

The visitor lived beside a Churchyard where the bones unearthed by the grave-diggers were piled on the monastery ruins.

 

The man told his story and Joan told him his nephew would live if he did exactly what she told him.

 

He must go on the Friday night following the next full moon after 12 o'c. to the ruined Church and take home with him a skull. He must scrape off the skull a certain amount of bone dust and put these shavings on a small saucepan of water on the fire to boil. While doing this, he must name the person whom he wished to die in the place of his nephew. He must repeat the wish seven times. With the cognisance of his son he named his son's wife as the person he wished to die.

 

We are told that the nephew recovered and died 80 years afterwards, an old man.

 

The uncle died suddenly on the anniversary of his evil wish and the son years afterwards died in the same way.

 

This was told by an old man - Sheahan, Monagea to -

 

Wm. Danaher,

 

Gortnagros,

 

Athea.

 

About 33 years.

 

Sheahan knew Joan Grogan, and was over 80 yrs when he told the story.

 

Details from  https://www.duchas.ie/en/cbes/4921953/4912919

 

 

 

The Schools’ Collection

 

Approximately 740,000 pages (288,000 pages in the pupils’ original exercise books; 451,000 pages in bound volumes) of folklore and local tradition were compiled by pupils from 5,000 primary schools in the Irish Free State between 1937 and 1939.

 

 

 

This collecting scheme was initiated by the Irish Folklore Commission, under the direction of Séamus Ó Duilearga and Séan Ó Súilleabháin,

 

 

 

The archive and research material made available on this website can be used provided that the source is acknowledged. For permission to republish material or to discuss any issues regarding permissions or copyright, please write to eolas@duchas.ie.

 

 

 

NOTE: SCHOOL Folklore 1937 to 1939

 

26 August 2018- Following the re-enactments, renowned folklorist, Niamh Ní Locklainn, gave a very interesting talk on “Bean Feasa” / “Wise Woman” Joan Grogan of Athea in Leen's Hotel.

 

 

 

by Dr Taylor Marshall

 

Ember Days or the Quatuor Temporas are a traditional time of harvest fasting “four times” per year asking God to give us holy priests for the harvest of souls. Dr Taylor Marshall explains the history and Catholic theology of Ember Days and then challenges Catholics to voluntarily take up the Ember Days asking Christ for holy clergy.

 

https://taylormarshall.com/2018/09/158-ember-days-history-theology-fasting-holy-priests-video-podcast.html?ct=t(Regular_Blog_Updates_Campaign)

 

 

 

 

 

2018 September 26 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday, Sept. 27th from 5 to 8pm.

 

KNOCKANURE CHURCH CLOSED: from Tuesday 25th September to mid-October.  Sunday Masses will be in Knockanure Community Centre.

 

MOYVANE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP:  A meeting will be held Wednesday 26th September at 10.30am in the Marian Hall to discuss the future of the group.  If you have an interest in this group it is important that you attend.  Any queries contact Laura 087/9206421.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL:  wish to thank the Community Enhancement Programme & Department of Rural & Community Development for the grant towards helping us clear and plant at the rear of the Church in Knockanure. A lot of planning and groundwork took place in planting new trees.

 

MOYVANE POST OFFICE; A committee has been formed to create an action plan to challenge the closure but their success relies on YOU. Learn about additional services that the Post Office offers including AIB Banking Services, An Post credit card, currency exchange, pension/children’s allowance, TV/dog licences, as well as National & Euro Million’s Lotteries. Dail demonstration video can be seen on face book.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €9900 Jackpot at Knockanure GAA lotto on Friday 20th September. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 23, 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Kathleen Kennedy, c/o Mary Flavin, Listowel; 2. Mikey Flavin, Bunyghara,; 3. Breda O’Connell, Purt, Abbeyfeale; 4. Mike Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross, and 5. Del Boy Club, Mick the Pies. Next daw will be up to €10,000!! On Friday 28th September.

 

TOASTMASTERS: The first meeting of the new season will be held at the Listowel Arms Hotel at 8pm on Thursday September 27.

 

SYMPATHY: To Andrew Rogan and family, Lisaniskea on the death of his  mother Vivienne, Caherdavin, Limerick whose funeral Mass took place in Christ the King Church, Caherdavin recently.  To the Costello family, l/o Trien on the death of John Costello in England.  Mass for John will be celebrated in Knockanure on Sunday 21st October at 10am.

 

DEATH took place on 20th September 2018 of Timothy Timmy Jnr. Horgan,  The Nursery, Trien, Kilmorna, and the Cheshire Home, Killarney. Son of Timmy & Mary and brother to Richard, Helen, John, Christina, Mike, Joe & Jeremiah. Sincerely missed by his loving family, staff of Cheshire Home, Killarney, uncle, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, brothers in law, sisters in law and a large circle of friends. Reposing at Finucane's funeral home, Knockanure, on Sunday evening from 4pm to 7pm. Arriving to Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Monday. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

 

DEATH has taken place of Madeline Barrett (née Moriarty) of Lenamore, Ballylongford and formerly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and also of Oaklands Nursing Home. Wife of the late John R.I.P. deeply regretted by her loving sons Michael and James, daughters Nita and Dympna, sisters Barbara, Brenda and Phyllis, brother-in-law Michael, sons-in-law Jack and Philip, daughters-in-law Eileen and Meave her eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

 

Requiem Mass for Madeline was celebrated at St Michael of the Archangel Church, Ballylongford, on Friday 21st September 2018. Funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Churchyard

 

DEATH of Emmet Kennelly, Staughton's Row, Tralee, September 15th, 2018. Husband of Aileen and father of Liam, Mary, Padraig and Emmet.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, David Harman, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossie Culhane, Bridget Stack, Mike Parkes, Gerard Relihan, Nuala O’Flaherty, Mass Moyvane; Fri 28th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, The Village; Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Bridie Moore, Glenalappa (Months Mind), and Sun 30th Mass at 11.00am for James Hartnett, Leitrim West, & his parents Maurice & Mary.

 

Mass Knockanure on Mon 24th                 12noon Funeral Mass of Timmy Horgan Jnr., The Nursery,

 

Trien & Killarney; Mass Sun 30th at 10.00am for Tom Flavin, Trien (1stAnni), (please note this Mass will be held in Knockanure Community Centre).

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKAURE: Closed.  MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

MARRIAGE took place recently of Bridie Hanrahan of Moyvane and Patrick Donnelly of Tralee, the bride is daughter of John and Cathy and grooms parents are Paddy and Patricia.

 

GAA: Feale Rangers won the u16’s County Plate beating Castleisland District.  The Parish had two representatives on it Mícheál Fogarty (Captain) and Mícheál Kissane.  Our Parish u14’s had a great win over Ballyduff in the North Kerry Championship Div 1 Final on a score line of 5-19 to 5-13. Captain T.J. Mulvihill. 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Basic, Intermediate and Benefit 4 computer courses beginning in October.  To register contact Bridie 068/23584.

 

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS:  A Speech and Language Workshop for Parents of Autistic Children will be held in St. Ita's Hall, Abbeyfeale on September 27 from 6.30 - 8.30pm. The Speech and Language Therapist will deliver workshop on Managing Anxiety, Sibling & Peer Social Inclusion, Teaching a child to understand, Teaching a child to express themselves and Teaching conversion.  Booking essential Contact West Limerick Resources Nora on 068 30849 or Mary on 087 9382883.

 

PLOUGHING Championship; Many from the district attended the ploughing match, Tuesday was a great day weather great, just one big shower. There was much talk about the weather on Wednesday 19th, but generally the day was no trouble to any able-bodied person.

 

CRAFT CO-OP:  Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita's Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm.  New Member's Welcome.  Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

STEP DANCING; We are hoping to form a set of Senior Ladies for competition.  If you are aged between 18-35 come along to St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Tues. 2nd Oct. at 8pm  Tel. 087-6873075 for further information.

 

Social Dancing by Margaret Rohan in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford beginning Fri. 28th Sept from 7.30-9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Tel. 086-3750037 for further details.

 

ST MICHAEL’S  WELL  LIXNAW  ANNUAL  MASSES; Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm.

 

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.

 

ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month (except September). Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

TRAIL: Glin Fairy Trail Official Opening: on Sunday 30th September at 2pm. Glin Fairy Trail is located at the rear of St. Paul’s via Knight’s walk entrance, at the start of the walk. Light refreshments, raffle, face painting and storytelling on the day. Come and celebrate the fairy magic. All welcome and please share!!

 

TALK: “Healthy Ireland at your library”: in association with Limerick Sports Partnership is presenting a talk on “Mind your Mental Health – a talk for adults” at Glin Library on Wednesday 3rd October at 8pm. This event is open to all and all are welcome.

 

ATHEA GAA Commemoration Night Tickets at €30 each are now on sale for the Commemoration Night on Friday, October 5th at the Devon Inn Hotel.

 

CONCERT: University Concert Hall Limerick Eurovision Show 27th Sept. at 8pm, details of bus from 069 62306.

 

HOPE Foundation: Dylan O’Shea (Killeaney) is travelling to India next year with the Hope Foundation.

 

AUTUMN NIGHT CLASSES, North Kerry College of Further Education, Upper Church Street, Listowel. Enrolment for our Autumn Night classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 086 0289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie Tai Chi ,   Intermediate Computers, Sign Language, DIY Skills, Bicycle Maintenance, Millinery - Make your Own Felt Hat,  Make -up and Skin Care                          ,  Conversational Spanish,  Art History-The Italian Masters, Nutrition for Well Being, Fairies of Ancient Irish Civilisation,  Christmas Baking QQI Modules Level 5; Barbering, Healthcare Care of the Older  and Palliative Care, QQI Level 6 SNA

 

'MOVING ON' is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

CHOIR: Kingdom Gospel Choir Rehearsals will resume on Fri 28 Sept at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  New members are very welcome.  Contact Caoimhe Lynch on 087 0669858.

 

LATIN  SUNDAY  MASS: in Tralee will be held in  Immaculate  Conception  Church, Rathass  at  12.30  PM on Sunday  30th September. The celebrant will be Fr. Sean Sheehy. Mass Booklets and missalettes will be available in the Church. All are welcome.

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900.

 

RETROUVAILLE:  Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts October 5 -7, 2018. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info@retrouvaille.ie or visit www.retrouvaille.ie.

 

ROSARY AT THE COAST:  Join tens of thousands of the faithful in Ireland to pray the Rosary on our coasts and other inland locations at 2.30pm, on Sunday, October 7.  The people of many others countries will also pray the Rosary on their coasts/borders on that date, including the USA, Poland, Canada, India, the UK, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and more.  Register your own location at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie or send us an email to coastalrosaryireland@gmail.com or text us at 087 278 6552.  Mary, help of Christians, pray for us.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 25th- MIDNIGHT RUN, The best of American Country and Bluegrass from Tennessee featuring four musicians on guitar, fiddle, banjo, base  and mandolin

 

 Wed 26th- CLASSICAL FAVOURITES, With Austrian flautist Karin Leitner and Irish harpist Teresa O Donnell.  Kindly sponsored by The Austrian Embassy, Dublin.

 

 Fri 28th-  “THE MURPHYS”  LIVE IN CONCERT. Award- winning Irish music family,  The Murphys are considered Irelands most successful country, songwriting family. Streets Of Promise, My Connerana Marble Ring and The Empty Room all reached No 1. in the official U.K Radio Airplay Charts for Irish Country.  Featuring Award- winning family harmonies, join The Murphys and their band for an evening of Country, Irish and Folk music in their own inimitable style.

 

FOOTBALL: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be special guest for the night.

 

MOYVANE POST OFFICE; A committee has been formed to create an action plan to challenge the closure but their success relies on YOU. Learn about additional services that the Post Office offers including AIB Banking Services, An Post credit card, currency exchange, pension/children’s allowance, TV/dog licences, as well as National & Euro Million’s Lotteries. More details of how you can help can be found at https://www.facebook.com/MoyvaneKnockanure-Community-Save-Our-Post-Office-1374008072732779.

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas experience required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

 

 

 JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE: A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next Weekend (residential) will be from

 

16th-18th November 2018 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For  info. and to  book, visit

 

www.marriageencounter.ie or call 086-6095168 or 064-6644319.

 

KNOCK: The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church. The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of  Enquiry in October 1879. The findings of the Commission were that the testimonies were both trustworthy and satisfactory.

 

https://www.knockshrine.ie/history/

 

 

 

NOVEMBER 2017; POPE Francis has inaugurated a “World Day of the Poor”. The First celebration of that Day occurs on November 19th. Pope Francis wants us already this coming week to reach out to the Poor around us. He writes, “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

 

Pope Francis on November 2, 2017 –the Feast of All Souls — visited the American Cemetery of Nettuno and the site of the Ardeatine Massacre. He celebrated Mass at the site where 7,860 US soldiers are buried, arranged in soft arcs in wide green meadows under rows of Roman pines. The majority of these individuals died in the liberation of Sicily (from July 10 to August 17...

 

https://zenit.org/articles/holy-fathers-homily-at-american-cemetery-of-nettuno/

 

 

 

A Word from Pope Francis

 

Selfishness leads nowhere and love frees. Those who are able to live their lives as a gift to give others will never be alone and will never experience the drama of the isolated conscience. Jesus says something remarkable to us: “Greater love has no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Love always takes this path: to give one’s life.

 

To live life as a gift, a gift to be given—not a treasure to be stored away. And Jesus lived it in this manner, as a gift. And if we live life as a gift, we do what Jesus wanted: “I appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” So, we must not burn out life with selfishness. Judas’s attitude was contrary to the person who loves, for he never understood—poor thing— what a gift is. Judas was one of those people who does not act in altruism and who lives in his own world. On the contrary, when Mary Magdalene washed Jesus’s feet with nard—very costly—it is a religious moment, a moment of thanksgiving, a moment of love.

 

 

 

1932 Eucharistic Congress

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7E8-s4QGn1I&feature=youtu.be

 

 

 

 

 

Post Office Protest in Dublin on Tuesday

 

https://youtu.be/8kEgcELrTog

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FORMATION & ORIGINS OF THE NATIONAL PLOUGHING ASSOCIATION

 

1931 – 2018

 

We can only guess at the number of centuries during which local ploughing competitions have been taking place, but records tell us of a match in Camolin Park, Wexford on 20th October, 1816.

 

On that occasion, a special prize of £5 was put up for the carpenter or ploughmaker who produced the best and cheapest plough made by himself and who contracted to supply the public with similar ploughs at the same price.

 

Between 1816 and 1930, ploughing competitions thrived between neighbouring parishes.

 

On the 16th February, 1931 nine counties met in competition on the “plains of Kildare”, Coursetown, Athy – the same venue of the 2011 National Ploughing Championships, the National Ploughing Association was born. The cost of running this first event was £9.3.5.

 

1939 – 8TH FEBRUARY – KILLARNEY, CO. KERRY; Accommodated cost between 4 pounds and 6 shillings and 9 pounds.

 

 

 

THE NPA TODAY

 

Now in its 87th year:

 

Event costs in excess of €5 million to run.

 

    Ploughing Associations in every county in the country.

 

    The biggest National Ploughing Championships in the World.

 

    Over 320 competitors in the National Finals.

 

    19 All-Ireland Ploughing Title Classes.

 

    Ireland’s primary Agricultural Exhibition.

 

    One of the largest Agricultural Events in Europe.

 

    Many international visitors, exhibitors and delegations from right around Europe and as far afield as New Zealand.

 

    An average of 300,000 visitors.

 

    Up to 1,700 Trade Stands

 

    Billions of pounds worth of the most modern agri-equipment in the World on exhibition at the Championships.

 

    Still a voluntary association depending on voluntary efforts of our members from all around the country.

 

    87 years this year SEE NPA Site for full report and History.

 

National Ploughing Championship 2018

 

https://youtu.be/S7IqzMsTZkM

 

 

 

 

 

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

 

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

 

National Ploughing Championships 2018

 

Following the success of the The National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly again last year, the 86th running of the event will be hosted for a third consecutive year at the same location from September 18th to 20th 2018. 600 acres have been made available for the 3 day event. Last years ploughing championships event was an enormous success with 1,700 exhibitors taking part and over 280,000 visitors.

 

By hosting the 2018 National Ploughing Championships event, Screggan in County Offaly is once again set to receive a €40 million boost.

 

 

 

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

 

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

 

https://youtu.be/uv5A2qBovAk

 

 

 

2018 September 19 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

ST PIO: The new season in Lixnaw on Tuesday, September 18th. (3rd Tuesday)  D.V. 

 

The prayer group will be marking the 50th anniversary of St. Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of the stigmata. He died in 23rd Sept. 1968 and received the stigmata on Sept. 20th, 1918

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Goulding who recently Graduated from UL with a First Class Honours in Business. Congratulations also to Kevin Goulding and the Ballyduff Team who won the County U16 hurling championship.

 

BEST WISHES to Michael O’Flaherty of Moyvane who celebrated his 90th birthday recently.

 

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 27th Sept. from 5-8pm.          

 

GAA Lotto; There was no winner of the €9800 jackpot on Friday 14th September. Numbers drawn were 2, 16, 24, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Timmy Leahy, Ballygologue Park, Listowel; 2. David Moloney, Tarmons, Moyvane; 3. Sheila O’Connor, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Phil Corridan, Ballyheigue, and 5. Mary & Annette, Moyvane Chipper. Next draw to be held on Friday 21st September with jackpot rising to €9900.

 

DEATH has taken place of Breda O’Driscoll née Buckley of Barrow West, Ardfert and formerly Moyvane, on 7th September 2018, wife of Tom and sister of Marian & William. Sadly missed by her family, nephew Conor, niece Caoimhe, brothers-in-law, and  sister-in-law.

 

Requiem Mass for Breda O’Driscoll was celebrated on Monday 10th at the Church of the Purification, Churchill. Interment afterwards in Réalt na Mara Cemetery, Churchill. Breda was daughter of Bill Buckley of Knockanure and Nora McMahon of Athea.

 

DEATH has taken place of Delia O'Donoghue (née Duggan) Dromreask, Glin, and formerly of Dirha West, Listowel, on September 5th 2018. Wife of the late Thomas J. O'Donoghue, Editor of the Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal and recently predeceased by her sister Phil. Delia will be sadly missed by her sons John and James, Caitríona, grandchildren Brandon and Hannah, sisters Mary and Mona, nieces, and nephews. Funeral Mass Sunday September 9th in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael J Nunan, Moira Griffin, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Mary Soder, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tom McElligott, Alphonsus O’Kane. Mass Moyvane Church: Wed 19th at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road; Thurs  20th at 7.30pm for                Patrick Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim; Fri 21st at 7.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, The Village & deceased of the Stack family & Ned Scanlon; Sat 22nd at  7.30pm for Flavin & Mulvihill families, Lower Aughrim, and Mass on Sun                  23rd at 11.00am for Joan Mulvihill, Moher. Mass Knockanure on Sunday 23rd September at 10.00am for Parishioners

 

WOMEN’S PENSIONS – A follow up meeting on Mon. 17th Sept. in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. Kerry TDs & County Councillors have also been extended an invitation.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS:  last weekend’s Church Gate collection in Moyvane/Knockanure raised €746. Huge thanks to all who contributed and those who helped this wonderful cause. 

 

SENIOR BADMINTON:  resumes on Monday night Sept 17th at 8pm.  New members welcome. 

 

MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON: There will be a registration evening for juvenile badminton on Tuesday 18th Sept at 7pm in the Marian Hall.  Open to 2nd class upwards subject to availability. It is important to attend registration. Contact club secretary at 087/6761353 if anyone wants a registration form in advance. Cost is 50 euros for 1 child, 80 euros for 2 children and 95 euros for 3 children from same family.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: for Diocesan Needs will take place at all Masses on 22nd/23rd.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Kennelly and his niece Bridie Kennelly who ran in the Dingle Marathon.

 

SAVE OUR POST OFFICE: A March to the Dáil regarding Post Office Closures will take place on Tuesday, Sept 18th at 2pm starting from Trinity College.  The Moyvane/Knockanure Community 'Save Our Post Office Committee' will organise a bus to this important event.  Anyone interested in travelling to Dublin to Support our Community and Post Office please contact: Liam Speedy Nolan -  Phone: 087/6961668, or Michelle Dore - Phone 0874595695 by Sunday September 16th at 6pm.

 

EVENTS: North Kerry Positive Ageing Day takes place on Sun 23rd Sept. at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15-6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!! Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Prizes Galore - worth in excess of €1,000!  Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 for information and transport arrangements. If interested contact Ita 068/49134 or Noreen 068/49238 by Monday the latest. 

 

Dance Classes by Monty Boyd, including waltzing, jiving, quick steps, polkas etc.  Starting Mon. 24th Sept. at Emmets G.A.A. grounds, Listowel.  Tel. 087-2817972 for more information.

 

Social Dancing by Margaret Rohan in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford beginning Fri. 28th Sept from 7.30-9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Tel. 086-3750037 for further details.

 

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO PLASTIC POLLUTION - See, Judge, Act! - An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wed. 19th Sept. @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. All are welcome.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.

 

ST JOHN’S; Wed. 19th The Best of Irish; Fri. 21st Culture Night, and on Tuesday 25th Midnight Run, more from 068 22566.

 

ARDAGH: Ardagh Chalice 150 Festival commencing on Friday September 21.

 

ST MICHAEL’S  WELL  LIXNAW  ANNUAL  MASSES; Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm.

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING We will be hosting a coffee morning in Christy’s The Well, Listowel on Thursday morning next 20th September from  10am to 12.30pm. 

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a presentation for all children who participated in the Summer Stars reading Challenge on Saturday September 22nd at 11.30 AM Sharp. Renowned Author Roisin Meaney will be there on the morning to Present all participants with Certificates and 'goody-bags'. She will also perform a story time session at 12.30 that is not to be missed!

 

Hope to see all who participated on the day for this very special celebration.

 

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS:  A Speech and Language Workshop for Parents of Autistic Children will be held in St. Ita's Hall Abbeyfeale on September 27 from 6.30 - 8.30pm. The Speech and Language Therapist will deliver workshop on Managing Anxiety, Sibling & Peer Social Inclusion, Teaching a child to understand, Teaching a child to express themselves and Teaching conversion.  Booking essential Contact West Limerick Resources Nora on  068 30849 or Mary on 087 9382883.

 

WEDNESDAY CLUB COFFEE MORNING:  Friday, September 21 at the Ploughman Bar, Abbeyfeale from 11-2pm.  Proceeds to Kerry Hospice.

 

SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ABBEYFEALE:  Plans for the proposed Social Housing in Colbert's Terrace/New Street are now available (on request) for viewing in Abbeyfeale Library. Deadline for submissions on Part 8 Development is October 10.

 

KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Cost: €20 paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.

 

ICA:  Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities on Tuesday night last at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 - 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month (except September). Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops.  New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, 'The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro'.  This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937.  The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway, Abbeyfeale every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

 

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced  classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) inTeach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale, Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

 

PRAYER MEETING:  Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next.  Prayers, hymns and healing session.  Donations to Street Children of Calcutta.

 

FREE WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend a free workshop in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Invasive Species’ identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register Elaine edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All welcome.

 

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA OPEN DAY Saturday 29th September 10am-2pm. There will be guided school tours and an opportunity to meet with the teachers, school management and parent's council members on the day. There are also two workshops for parents; An internet safety talk delivered by Ger Brick and an RSE talk for parents of young teenagers delivered by Southwest Counselling. There will be many activities for pupils including a 5th and 6th class primary school quiz beginning at 12.30pm. Light refreshments will also be provided. For more information please see our website www.colaistenariochta.ie or call 06821023/0860260765.

 

ATHEA GAA Commemoration Night Tickets at €30 each are now on sale  for the Commemoration Night on Friday, October 5th at the Devon Inn Hotel.

 

AUTUMN NIGHT CLASSES, North Kerry College of Further Education, Upper Church Street, Listowel. Enrolment for our Autumn Night classes will take place at the college as follows:

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 086 0289958 or email nightclasses@northkerrycollege.ie Tai Chi ,   Intermediate Computers, Sign Language, DIY Skills, Bicycle Maintenance, Millinery - Make your Own Felt Hat,  Make -up and Skin Care                          ,  Conversational Spanish,  Art History-The Italian Masters, Nutrition for Well Being, Fairies of Ancient Irish Civilisation,  Christmas Baking QQI Modules Level 5; Barbering, Healthcare Care of the Older  and Palliative Care, QQI Level 6 SNA

 

'MOVING ON' is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie

 

CONCERT: University Concert Hall Limerick Eurovision Show 27th Sept. at 8pm, details of bus from 069 62306

 

PILGRIMAGE: Welcome Home to our Lourdes pilgrims and safe return of our Medjugorje pilgrims.

 

An 11 day Marian Pilgrimage and a fully escorted tour to Italy will take place from September 18 to 28 with spiritual director Fr Tom Mangan, and places to visit will include Rome, Assisi, Lanciano, San Giovanni, Rotondo, Pietrelcina, Romania and Sorrento.

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas experience required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900

 

CANCER: The Irish Cancer Society’s national conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Sat. Sept 22nd from 10am – 4pm. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professional and staff/volunteers from cancer support services. Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more. For more information call Breda on 01 2310 533, email bcuddihy@irishcancer.ie or go to www.cancer.ie to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

 

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept.  Host a coffee morning for your local hospice.  Gather your family, friends, neighbours or workmates to enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice and homecare service.  Every euro that you raise goes to the Hospice.  Coffee, posters, money boxes etc., will be provided.  Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236 to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

ATHEA C.E. Scheme Vacancies- There are two vacancies on the current C.E. Scheme for positions in the Community Hall. If you are receiving a social welfare payment you may qualify for a place. You can call into the Community Council Office on Colbert Street or phone 068-42301 for more details.

 

RAIN: Rainfall figures for the past summer and note that in the months of May, June, July and August 246.6 mm of rain fell. This compares to 271.8 for the month of January alone.

 

LOURDES: Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, August 06, 1932; Page: 8

 

WALKED AFTER TWENTY MONTHS.

 

Girl's Spinal Trouble Cured At Lourdes. 23-year-old Lancashire girl Miss Mary Kellett,

 

 who has been on her back with spinal trouble for twenty months, was the subject of a remarkable cure at the famous Lourdes Grotto on Sunday. Lying on her stretcher in the pouring- rain she was present with the other Salford pilgrims at Mass celebrated at the Grotto, Immediately after she had received Holy Communion, she gave a little gasp and sat up, declaring that all pain had left her. Got Out Unaided. Amid a throng of excited, worshippers she was transferred from her stretcher to a bath chair and wheeled back to the hospital. There she was able to get out of the chair and walk unaided. Miss Kellett was immediately examined by the Lourdes Medical Bureau, which decided that as it was a question not of an organic lesion, but of a functional disorder, which might be cured by a sudden shock or emotion, there was no cause to make a special report on the case.

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, January 06, 1934; Page: 7

 

History of Lourdes Related

 

Among the 120 persons reported miraculously cured at Lourdes who took part in the procession on the day of the closing ceremonies of the diamond jubilee was Justin Bouhorts, whose cure was effected in March 1858. To-day, an inmate of the Home for the Aged at Pau, he is the dean of the living “miracules”  of Lourdes. However, was not the first to be cured at the shrine; the quarry man, Bouriette, who was cured in February, of that year died Jong ago.

 

 

 

Justin Bouhorts was the second to be cured on March, 4th, just a month after the first apparition, and less than ten days after the discovery of the spring. That was 75 years ago last March. The Journal de la Grotte,has just published the report on this case made by Monsignor de Segur after a personal injury. On March 4th, 1858, Justin Bouhorts  a 20-months-old baby, lay dying in a poor home at Lourdes  Afflicted from birth with a light fever, the child had never walked; the doctor could do nothing : for him, and beside his cradle his parents, weeping, awaited the end. A kindly neighbour was preparing a tiny shroud.

 

"He is dead," said the father, beholding the wasted, inert Body of his child. He is not dead, and the Virgin of the Grotto is going to cure him the mother cried,and despite the efforts of her husband and friend to restrain her, snatched the little body from  the cradle, wrapped it in her apron and ran like; mad towards Massabielle.

 

 It was 5 o'clock in the evening when she reached the grotto. Many people were still there praying. Casting herself on her knees, she prayed with all her heart. Then making her way through the crowd, dragging along on her knees to the edge of the reservoir hollowed out near the stream, she completely plunged the body of her child into the icy water.

 

(Break see paper for full story)

 

The child went to his mother, who embraced him while weeping. "He was cured yesterday," she thought. "That is why he wanted to get down and walk and I—like some unbeliever—lacked faith and would not let him walk."'

 

When later; her husband returned to the house, she greeted him this; "See, he, is not dead! The Blessed Virgin has saved him"

 

 

 

 

 

Wrenboys Listowel 2018

 

https://youtu.be/-mZuCd3ZAU8

 

 

 

 

 

Listowel Racecourse and river 2018

 

https://youtu.be/tYcJtMZGQ7Y

 

 

 

 

 

2018 September 12 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

WELCOME to all who come to us every year for the Listowel races. Thanks to all who relish the weekly notes, it makes the effort worthwhile.

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: Annual Church gate collection will take place on the 15th/16th September. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Please note that there will be NO Adoration in either Church this coming week due to the Listowel Races.  Adoration resumes on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th at usual times.

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236.

 

PLASTIC: Céad míle fáilte roimh chuile dhuine to the screening of the Irish eco-documentary “Plastic in Paradise” with director Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock rd., Killarney on Wednesday 19th September at 8pm. This free evening is part of the Diocesan Be Part of the Solution to Plastic Pollution initiative for the Season of Creation. Please note not a single town or village in the Vicinity has a water fountain or tap accessible to the public.

 

WOMEN’S PENSIONS FOLLOW-UP MEETING to be held Monday, 17thSeptember in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. All are welcome. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. Kerry TDs & County Councillors have also been extended an invitation.

 

DEATH has taken place of Rev. Fr. Gerard O Connell, Clandouglas, Lixnaw and formerly of Irremore, Duagh and Derrinagree Parishes. Following Requiem Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Fr. Gerard was laid to rest in Kilfeighney Cemetery, Lixnaw.

 

Fr. Gerard was Parish Priest of Duagh / Lyre July 1997 to July 2004. He preceded Fr. Pat Moore. (R.I.P). He also served as Assistant Priest in Irremore / Lixnaw right up unto March 2014 when he

 

went into Fatima Nursing Home, he was a dedicated priest who worked in Kerry Diocese for almost 25 years.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Michael Maher, Anna Maria McGibney, Kitty Murphy, Fr. Joseph Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Br. William Kelly, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Walsh, Margaret Daly, Mass Moyvane; Wed  12th at 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen

 

& deceased of the Galvin family; Sun 16th  at 11.00am for Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy.

 

Mass Knockanure on Tuesday 11th at 7.30pm  for Mary O’Connor, Keylod and Sun 16th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

MASS MOYVANE; Thurs  13th at 11.30am- Murhur N.S. – Start of year Mass (in the Church)

 

All welcome and Sat 15th at 7.30pm- Special Intention – sick.

 

ST PIO: The new season begins in Lixanw on Tuesday, September 18th. (3rd Tuesday)  D.V. 

 

The prayer group will be marking the 50th anniversary of St. Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of the stigmata.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.  Everyone welcome.

 

GAA Lotto Results for Knockanure. There was no winner of the €9700 jackpot on Friday the 7th September. Numbers drawn were 17, 19, 26, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Dapper & Patsy Walsh; 2. Reece Kennelly-Horgan, Knockanure; 3. Aidan McEnery, Moyvane; 4. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh, and 5. Noreen Flavin, Bunghara, Listowel. Next draw on Friday 14th September with jackpot up to €9800.

 

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

 

RAMBLING House in Knockanure was a lively and enjoyable night on the 6th of September, several from County Limerick participated and blended in well with the local talent. Thanks to all who were involved, we are eagerly waiting the next session.

 

LISTOWEL RACES ACCOMMODATION offices numbers 0877382083 and 0874355363.

 

FRUIT: Plenty of wild fruit now available, very few use it now.

 

PLOUGHING: 2018 National Ploughing Championships. 18th, 19th. & 20th. September at Screggan Tullamore Co Offaly.

 

AGM: The Community First Responders will hold their AGM in the hall Athea on Wednesday 12th September at 8:30pm. Since June, after satisfying certain criteria, the group are now directly linked to NEOC (National Emergency Operations Centre).   This means we are attending a lot more callouts.  Everyone is very welcome to attend the AGM and because of increased activity, new volunteers are especially welcome.

 

COFFEE Morning aid of Milford Hospice will take place in the Hall on Thursday, September 20th. All support greatly appreciated.

 

MUSIC: Athea Comhaltas Classes. Registration for music and singing classes will take place on Tuesday next, September 11th in the Hall at 6pm.

 

MUSIC CLASSES; Glin Comhaltas are starting music classes - first term on Wed 12th! Registration takes place on Monday 10th at 7pm in Ceol Cobrai Hall All children welcome! Instruments available to rent.

 

DIOCESAN WORKSHOP FOR CHOIRS: Ms. Veronia McCarron, renowned choral director and conductor, will present a workshop for parish choirs and choir directors on Tuesday, Oct.2nd 2018 in the J. P.II Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7:00pm.

 

DRAMA Group AGM will take place at the Library Athea on Tuesday, September 11th at 8.30pm. New members especially welcome.

 

GLIN Triathlon 2018 Results; Oisin "The Shark" O'Sullivan first out from the swim in Glin Tri., his team mates: dad David O Sullivan who was on bike and Fergal FitzGerald who was on foot.

 

50th ANNIVERSARY: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary 2018. To mark the clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968, they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday 9/11/18 at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be a special guest for the night. They are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present.

 

HOLY COMMUNION DATES FOR 2019:  Our two National Schools have informed us that Holy Communion dates for 2019 are as follows: Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure – Sat May 11th at 11am.

 

Murhur N.S. Moyvane  – Sat May 25th at 11am.

 

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING On Wednesday Sept. 12th at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. from 10am to 2pm.

 

LISTOWEL CHILDREN'S CHOIR This new choir under the aegis of Kerry School of Music begins rehearsals on Tuesday, September 18th in St. Patrick's Hall, Upper William St. under Lisselton Soprano Emma Tarrant B.Ed. Rehearsals continue weekly during school term from 6.15-7.15pm.  Call or message 0874103220 or 066-7125690 for further details.

 

ST JOHN’S; Pauline Sharp’s Art is being displayed in St John’s Theatre in Listowel for the month of September. Pauline Tee, who lives in Glenbawn, has called her exhibition “Essence of Equine – an exhibition of artworks in oils related to everything equine, including yardmates. Capturing horses of every description in all their beauty.” The exhibition opened on Saturday September 1st. 

 

Tues 18th, RATH- A film produced by Mieke Vanmechelen which tells the story of Brendan O Sullivan, born and bred and still living in the townland of Rath in the mountains near Kenmare, Co. Kerry.  Chronicling the journey of Brendan through nearby fields and places where he spent time as a child.  The film focuses on historical facts and tells his personal story.  The film highlights our interconnectedness with place and the value of our ancestry.

 

 Wed 19th, THE BEST OF IRISH- A Music Network tour featuring Maírtín O Connor - accordian, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill- vocals and Séamie O Dowd- guitar, fiddle, vocals.

 

 Fri 21st, CULTURE NIGHT- An evening of film, songs, stories and music featuring the best of local talent both young and old with Sonny Egan, Frances Kennedy, John Lynch’s archival films, St John’s Youth Theatre.  Also Shame Love in Shame.  The RTE Radio documentary on One produced by Conor Keane on the life of Peggy McCarthy, will be aired followed by a discussion. All welcome. Admission free. More from 068 22566.

 

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, 'The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro'.  This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937.  The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

SOCIAL DANCING:  Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY - takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games),

 

RAMBLING  House Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to  19th September,  departing  from  Shannon.  Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

 

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17. Contact Annemarie Tydings, 0871013804.

 

 KNOCK:  Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084.  David Davy 087 0994272.

 

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA: A book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass in Abbeyfeale.

 

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

 

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) in Teach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale.  Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

 

 IRISH RED CROSS:  The West Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross is recruiting new voluntary members to help with our duties in the West Limerick area.  Driver training will be offered to all new members. Drivers need a full clean licence and have to be over 25.  First aid training will be offered to new members over 18.  There will be an information night in St Ita's hall, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 12 from 8-9pm.  Further information Ciara (086) 3106009.

 

ST MICHAEL’S WELL LIXNAW: ANNUAL MASSES Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm. 

 

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP IN RECOVERY you are invited to attend Thursday 20th September from 10am. to 4pm. in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. RSVP: Jackie Farrell at Jackie.farrell@hse.ie or 0162073030 Guest Speakers, 6 interactive workshops. Who is it for? People using the Mental Health Services, people experiencing mental health challenges, family members and friends supporting a loved one with metal health challenges, service providers and those interested in positive mental health and promoting recovery.

 

ANNUAL  SUICIDE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: on Monday September 10th at Pearse Park, Tralee at 8.30pm. Organised by Open Arms Kerry. Music on the night by Seamus Harty. All Welcome. 

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236, to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.  ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

 

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.

 

 Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience.

 

  Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class.

 

   Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Parents are invited to visit www.rainbowsireland.ie Start date: 19th September at 5.15pm. Info - Toni on 23584.

 

OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale.  If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed.12th Sept. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic:  What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays - beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

 

GOLF CLASSIC: Cashen Course 5th October in aid of the Church Debt Repayment and the Ballybunion Tidy Towns. Contact Noel on 089 4128600

 

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2018 -  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900 

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED - Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers...required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean.  No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin - open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more information.

 

WORDS – “I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” – last words of nurse Edith Cavell, before her execution in 1915.

 

PAPERS:

 

Leinster Express 16 Nov 1833

 

—There is no news in Rome at present, except that an allocution to the Cardinals, which he delivered in a private consistory, the last day of September, has been lately published, in which his Holiness relates all the nefarious attempts which have been made by Don Pedro to upset religion in Portugal, and reprobates them in the strongest terms, threatening to use the spiritual arms which the lord has placed at his disposal. As the Liberals of all Europe are combined with Don Pedro, a great cry out will be excited against the Pope for the bold step he has taken; but he could not well remain silent while religion was trampled in a country which had been always Catholic and faithful."—Limerick Chronicle.

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Tuesday, 31 December, 1867; Page: 2

 

The Spanish Cortes were opened yesterday. The address to the throne refers to the Roman Question, and states that the place of Spain in a conference on the subject would be at the side of the Pope.

 

 

 

Nenagh Guardian 3 Sept. 1873 p3

 

 "ONLY AN IRISHMAN." An American paper. in an article under the title of "Only an Irishman :— Berkeley, the philosopher, was only an Irishman. Robert Fulton, the inventor of steam navigation, was only an Irishman, by descent. Curran, the inimitable orator and wit, was only an Irishman, Duns Scotus, the most subtle philosopher of the Middle Ages was only an Irishman. Donegan, editor of the most comprehensive Greek lexicon, was only an Irishman. Drs. Kane and Hayes, the Arctic explorers, were only Irishmen by descent. Marshal Neil, the celebrated engineer, was only an Irishman, by descent. Captain O'Hara Burke, the explorer of the continent of Australia, was only an Irishman. Ossian, the last of the bards of the heroic ages, was only an Irishman. Charles O'Connor, the head of the American Bar, is only an Irishman, by descent. Sarsfield, Marshal of France, and the hero of Fontenoy, was only an Irishman. Kavanagh and Prince Nugent, Marshals of Austria, were only Irishmen. Barry, the greatest personator of  Othello," was only an Irishman. Patrick Clebourne, "the Stonewall Jackson of the South-west," was only an Irishman. Quinn, the greatest personator of " Falstaff," was only an Irishman. St. Brendan, held by eminent authorities to have been the first discoverer of the continent of America, was only an Irishman. Edmund Burke, the greatest statesman that ever stood in the British House of Parliament, was only an Irishman. M'Cormack, the inventor of M'Cormack'e Steam Reaping Machine, is only an Irishman . Marshal M'Mahon, the present head of the French nation, is only an Irishman, by descent. Tom Moore, "the poet of all circles and the idol of his own," was only an Irishman. Marshal O'Donnell, Field Marshal, Prime Minister of Spain, and dictator at one time, was only an Irishman, by descent. O'Connell, the Hercules of moral force agitators, pronounced by Wendell Phillips the most powerful orator he ever heard, was only an Irishman. Virgilius, a bishop who flourished in the eight century, and who was the first to discover the sphericity of the earth, was only an Irishman. Macklin, the great actor, was only an Irishman. It was of his impersonation of " Shylock" that Pope wrote" This is the Jew That Shakespeare drew." " Grattan—ever glorious Grattan—With more than Demosthenes wanted, endue, And his rival, or victor, in all he possessed “so Byron says—was only an Irishman. Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, who administered the total abstinence pledge to upwards of five millions of persons, who accomplished more in his day for the cause of temperance than all  the Anglican and Anglo-American temperance speechifiers that ever shouted themselves hoarse on a temperance platform, was only an Irishman. Horace Greely, the great journalist, statesman, and sociologist, was only an Irishman , by descent. William H. Seward, the ablest Secretary of State America ever had, was only an Irishman, by descent. A T. Stewart, the most successful merchant in the United States, is only an Irishman. Doyle, the caricaturist, perhaps the most versatile of modern artists, was only an Irishman. Hundreds of others, all famous in art, science, and literature, we might easily name without alluding at all to the " Scalawag Irishmen," such as Palmeston. Wellington, Gough, the late Earl of Mayo, Tyndall, or hundreds of others, who, though classed by England among her greatest men, are in reality only Irishmen whose birth right has been bartered away for some English bauble.

 

 

 

FOLKLORE: Joan Grogan. In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively. When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

 

 

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/03/school-stories-from-folklore-collected-1937-to-39/

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis in Ireland

 

Love Freely Given

 

None of us can live without love. And a bad form of slavery to which we can all fall victim is that of thinking that love must be earned. Perhaps a good part of contemporary man’s anguish comes from this: believing that, if we are not strong, attractive and beautiful, no one will take care of us. Many people nowadays seek visibility only to fill an interior void, as though we were always in need of approval. However, can you imagine a world in which everyone is looking for ways to attract the attention of others, and in which no one is instead willing to freely give love to another person? Imagine a world like this: a world without freely given love! It appears to be a human world but in reality it is hellish. Much of mankind’s narcissism conceals a feeling of loneliness and orphan hood. Behind many forms of behaviour that seem to be unexplainable there lies a question: is it possible that I do not deserve to be called by name, that is, to be loved? Because love always calls [us] by name.

 

—Pope Francis, as quoted in Believe in Love: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2018/09/06/pope-francis-in-ireland-august-2018/

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT TO ST MARY'S PRO CATHEDRAL

 

 

 

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

 

 

 

St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (Dublin) - Saturday, 25 August 2018

 

Good afternoon!

 

 

 

Dear friends,

 

 

 

I am pleased that we can meet in this historic Pro-Cathedral of Saint Mary’s, which has seen countless celebrations of the sacrament of matrimony over the years. Looking out at you, at your youth, I ask myself: so then it isn’t true what everybody says, that young people don’t want to get married! Thank you. Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. We have a saying in Spanish: “Sorrow shared by two is half a sorrow; joy shared by two is joy and a half”. That is what marriage is like.

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Pope-Francis/Papal-Homilies#Visit_to_the_Cathedral,_St_Mary's_Pro_Cathedral,_83_Marlborough_Street,_North_City,_Dublin_1,_Ireland

 

 

 

RAMBLING House Knockanure 6 September 2018

 

Irish music singing and dancing and some recitations.

 

https://youtu.be/ID7oRo_iQ00

 

 

 

Ballyheigue Pattern Day 2018

 

https://youtu.be/z7KKhTSAIaA

 

 

 

2018 September 5 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure: Rambling House on the 6th September 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.

 

ACTIVE: The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 10th September.  Music by Stevie Donegan,  All Welcome.

 

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

 

CHIROPODIST:  in the Marian Hall on Friday 7th September at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

WELL in Ballyheigue on September 8th, many from parish attends.

 

ADULT SET DANCING:  for beginners with Timmy Woulfe on Monday Sept 3rd at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

 

POST OFFICE; A petition will be available at all Masses on weekend 8th/9th September. 

 

JAMES FOGARTY’S Ring of Kerry Cycle:  This year it was for St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort, the amount collected €14,780.  James wishes to thank the following:  All the businesses in the area and beyond who took sponsorship cards, those who had cake sales or who contributed in any way.  In particular, James wishes to thank Eilish Perryman from Listowel who collected €11,300 on his behalf for the St. Mary of the Angels.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9600 jackpot on Friday 31st August. Numbers drawn were 10, 22, 25, and 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Margaret O’Sullivan, Trien; 2. Tom Condon, Aughrim Moyvane; 3. Noelle Devlin, Tarbert; 4. Denise Shine, Cahirdown Wood, and 5. Amanda O’Connor, Keylod. Next draw is to be held on Friday 7th September with jackpot rising to €9700.

 

WELCOME to all who make the annual trip to the Listowel Races.

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL:  Due to the upgrading of the electrical system.

 

 The AGM will be held on Wednesday Sept 5th, at 8pm in the hall. All welcome. 

 

DEATH took place on 26th August 2018 of Bridie Moore (née Culhane) Glenalappa, Moyvane, And formerly of Ballinagoul, Glin. Wife of the late Ned Moore, survived by her sons Tom and Pat, daughters-in-law Mairéad and Bríd, her four grandchildren Bridget, Nicola, Edward and Thomas, her brother Mick Culhane. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday 29th August. Burial afterwards at Murhur Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Charles Guilin, Martin Jordan, Tom Ned Fitzgerald, Dan Foley, Paul Collins, Sheila Barry, Nora McCarthy, Jimmy McCarthy, John pat Ryan, Ned Stack, Ando Brosnan. Mass Moyvane: Fri 7th at  7.30pm for Stephen & Mary Roche, Glin Road & Bedford; Sat 8th at 7.30pm for Patrick Brosnan, Moyvane South, and Sun 9th Mass at 11.00am for Mick & Nora Roche, Glin Road.

 

Mass Knockanure on Sunday 9th September at 10.00am               for Kitty Murphy, Kilmorna & her husband Jackie.

 

THE ROSARY:  will be recited at the Grotto Moyvane to celebrate Our Lady's birthday on Saturday 8th September at 7:10pm (before mass).  We will pray the Rosary as a special intention for vocations.  All welcome.

 

PADRE PIO Evening Mass Listowel beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION:  Annual Church Gate collection on weekend September 8th /9th.  All proceeds will help provide services for people with an intellectual disability.  ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP:  monthly meeting takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday September 11th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

 

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GOURP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT Meetings resumes on 4th September in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

 

ALZHEIMER'S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting  takes place at Listowel  Family Resource Centre on Tuesday September 11th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  We welcome our Holy Father Pope Francis who attended the WMOF2018.  It is a very special weekend for our country and all Catholics in the world as over 45,000 celebrated WMOF2018 at the RDS. This is an International gathering, which takes place once every three years.  11,000 people travelled from 116 countries to be present.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276):

 

Ballyheigue Pattern Day: Sat., Sept. 8th Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre, 1.00pm-4.00pm.

 

Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed., Sept. 12th  7.30pm-9.30pm.

 

Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic: What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course, Wednesdays - beginning Sept. 19th.

 

Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat, Sept 29th, 9.00am-6.00pm. www.emfgp.org to register or call 7125129.

 

SEASON OF CREATION: “Be part of the solution to plastic pollution: See, Judge, Act!” An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wednesday 19th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. Everyone welcome.

 

BALLYLONGFORD / TARBERT CCE -  Would you like to learn to play traditional Irish music or learn how to play the guitar and sing? If so registration for this year’s classes will be on the Sept. 7th from 7pm to 8.30pm at St. Oliver's National School Ballylongford. Teachers will be present to answer any questions you may have. Beginners to advanced students will be catered for. Classes will then commence on the Sept. 21st.

 

KERRY EMIGRANT SUPPORT GROUP; Thank you to all who contributed to the collection in both Moyvane and Knockanure. Amount collected was €579.40.

 

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY - takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Árd Churam Choir and Dancing!! Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit at Árd Churam. Prizes Galore - worth in excess of €1,000! Contact Mairead on 086- 8696341 for information and transport arrangements.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  The Wednesday Club are hosting a fundraising tea dance in Fr. Casey's Club House on Sunday September 9 from 3- 6pm.

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE - Grandparents Pilgrimage Sunday 9th September. Coach Departs : Killarney 7am (Cathedral), Tralee 7:30am (Bus Station), Listowel 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale 8:15am (The Church) Contact 066-7180123.

 

FAREWELL PARTY IN HONOUR OF FR. BERNARD HEALY: A Farewell Party in his honour will be held in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Friday 14th September at 8.00pm.

 

CHORAL  UNION  OPEN  NIGHT: If  you would like to give singing with Kerry’s biggest choir a trial, come along to our open night on Wed  5th September  in  Collis  Sandes  House, Oakpark, Tralee at 7.30pm

 

THE  IRISH  CANCER  SOCIETY’S National Conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am –4pm.

 

REPORT from locals who attended the World Meeting of Families in Dublin; Shane Hanrahan, the Hill, was present in Dublin and he writes as follows:

 

 “It was a truly and memorable experience to have attended the World Meeting of Families Congress in the RDS Dublin last week and to have attended my first ever Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday last. To hear Pope Francis Celebrate, Preach and give his blessing at the Mass was so enlivening and inspirational”.

 

Mary Donovan, Glin Road, was also present and writes:

 

“Being a Volunteer at the World Meeting of Families 2018 was indeed a great joy. The people I encountered in the RDS, Croke Park and the Phoenix Park revealed the spirit of kindness, patience and tolerance which is latent in so many. From grandparents, parents, young adults, teenagers, and children flowed a stream of goodwill which culminated each afternoon (Wed, Thurs, Fri) in the celebration of Mass at 4.30 p.m. in the show jumping arena. The people who attended the Croke Park concert exuded serenity, joy and great humour as we shared the gifts and talents of the participants from around the world in the company of Pope Francis. People walked so patiently with elderly parents and young children in the rain to the Papal Mass. Joy radiated from the depths of the souls of people from Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain and Africa. Unfortunately, this joy may have been suppressed by the media in Ireland, but was unashamedly released with new found confidence by people seeking and searching for Truth, Beauty and Kindness. A people who try to lead on a daily basis lives of faith guided by Jesus and the Word of God”.

 

Another person told me about high security at the pro cathedral on Saturday - they had to get Garda clearance and tickets to gain entry. It was very well organised on the day.

 

The pope was very pragmatic and he spoke very well in the cathedral. There were over 350 couples in attendance some couples were married over 50 years. There were also young couples with new-borns and the pope addressed the congregation when a baby cried he said it was like music.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to  19th September,  departing  from  Shannon.  Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

 

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236 to collect your coffee.  Or alternatively you can log on to https://hospicecoffeemorning.ie

 

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’:  West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm.  ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm.  To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon@wlr.ie or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

 

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. Jon, Morgan, Seamus, Helga and I as well as the members of the Men’s shed look forward to your welcome support.

 

 

 

CHALLENGE:  The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

 

NEWS:  There is going to be another Harnett Reunion and this time it’s going International!  It will be based at the Devon Inn Hotel on the weekend of July 11-14 next year.

 

 

 

GROTTO: Kerry Champion 14 August 1954

 

Consecration of Listowel Shrine erected at O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Erected by voluntary labour. Statue and railings were donated. Subscriptions were mainly from the residents, all the organising committee are from the Avenue. (See paper for full report, blessing on Sunday next)

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 21 August 1954

 

Beautiful Grotto at O’Connell’s Avenue was blessed by P J Canon Brennan, P.P. V.F accompanied by two curates Frs Dillon and Moore. Windows in the avenue were also decorated. (see paper for more)

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, September 04, 1954; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Bishop’s Visit to Listowel

 

Most Rev. Doctor Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry visited Listowel on Friday evening last and went to O’Connell’s Avenue to see the Marian Year shrine which has been erected there. His Lordship was accompanied by Canon Brennan who blessed the shrine on August 16th last.

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, February 19, 1955; Page: 2

 

A BEAUTIFUL Marian Shrine, designed on the lines of the famous Grotto of Lourdes and erected by voluntary labour, was unveiled and blessed at Killocrim, North Kerry, on Sunday afternoon by Very Rev. Pater Canon O'Sullivan, P.P., V.F., Listowel Assisted by Rev. T. Moore, C.C., Listowel. A large attendance witnessed the ceremony.( a procession was held before the blessing, see paper for more details)

 

In  charge of the shrine was a committee of  which Mrs. Elizabeth O'Halloran is Chairman and Mr. John Beasley Secretary, the other members being:— Miss Margaret Cronin, Mrs. J. Beasley, Miss Mary Griffin; Mrs. T . Hayes, Mrs. Corridan . Messrs Sean Hayes, John Kissane, Michael Hennessy, Timothy Griffin Dermot Hayes, Moss Purtill, Garrett Stack, Timothy Lynch, jack Neville, Eddie Harnett, James Hennessey. 

 

The builder and designer of the shrine was Mr. Jack Enright, St. Marys, Dromerin, Listowel.

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, May 07, 1955; Page: 2

 

BLESSING OF GROTTO AT BANEMORE, LIXNAW , On Sunday last by Rev. James O’Keeffe, C.C. assisted by Rev D Hickey C.C. Rev N Browne P. P., was  also present.

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, 14.05.1955, page 1

 

At Annual meeting of Ballylongford Muintir na Tire, the chairman Mr J Walsh NT, thanked all who helped financially and otherwise to provide the beautiful Marian Grotto.

 

 

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  We welcome our Holy Father Pope Francis who attended the WMOF2018.  It is a very special weekend for our country and all Catholics in the world as over 45,000 celebrated WMOF2018 at the RDS. This is an International gathering, which takes place once every three years.  11,000 people travelled from 116 countries to be present.

 

World Meeting of Families.

 

WMF 23 August 2018

 

https://youtu.be/uq4nsPdPUxg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BRINGING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thursday next 30th Aug.

 

Duagh Concert 30 Aug 2018

 

https://youtu.be/P_IHa-SrVEQ

 

 

 

LOTTO Results for Friday 17th August 2018; There was no winner of the €9400 Knockanure GAA Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 11, 16, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Maureen Hartnett, Bunaghara, Listowel; 2. Breda Stack, Gala Moyvane; 3. Peg Maloney, Tullahinell, Bally; 4. Anne McGrath, Glin, and 5. Mike Holly, 24, O’Connell’s Ave, Listowel. Next jackpot up to €9500 with draw on Friday 24th August.

 

 

 

DEATH has taken place of Kathleen (Kay) Horgan, London and late of Listowel, on August 15th 2018. Missed by her daughter Collette, partner John, sisters Frances (London), brother Jim & family (Listowel) and sister Margaret Mary and her husband Billy O’Neill (Listowel). Also missed by her sister-in-law Joan Horgan and the extended Horgan, O’Neill & Moloney families.

 

August 2018

POST OFFICE in Moyvane; A good crowd attended a meeting in Moyvane recently protesting about the closure of the post office. The post staff are paid on transactions. If you draw three weeks pension together, it is counted as one transaction. If you draw the same pension weekly, it is counted as three transactions.

 

 

VISITORS: This year marks the 25th anniversary of Listowel’s official twinning with Panissieres in Southern France. To mark the occasion a delegation of 25 French guests visited Listowel this. The group included the Maire (Mayor), Christian Mollard, who back in 1992 was one of a group of relay runners who ran from Panissieres to Listowel to celebrate the twinning. The original town twinning Charter was signed Mr Francoise Veillon, Maire de Panissieres and Michael Guerin, Chairman of Listowel Urban District Council.

 

 

 

The twinning was initiated because Listowel and Panissieres are the only locations in the world which boast a Lartigue monorailway. One of the early objectives of the twinning was to have a museum or reconstruction of the monorailway developed in both towns. Listowel achieved the unique Lartigue Museum and full-size running train, while in Panissieres, they built a full-size replica of their train which is on display in the Town Square. Panissieres also preserved the Lartigue monorailway route between the town of Feur and Panissieres, which is now a very popular 25km greenway walk.

2018 August 22 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

OPENING Prayers and singing at the Cathedral in Killarney to coincide with World meeting of families in Dublin on 21st August at 6.15pm.

 

BEST WISHES to John Hunt from Athea who is 98 and home from the U.S. to watch limerick play in the All Ireland.

 

BUS TRAVELLING TO DUBLIN FOR POPE’S VISIT:  Contact Eoin Stack 087 2522402 or Paddy O’Sullivan 087 2213876. The World Meeting of Families- From our Diocese 236 people have signed as volunteers and 130 from Choirs across the Diocese will be joining the Choir for the Papal  Mass.

 

YOUNG GAA Stars; The results are as follows:  u13’s Moyvane 3-14; Emmets Listowel 2-07.  U16’s Moyvane 0-17; Annascaul/Lispole 1-7. 

 

LEAVING CERT: congratulations to all who received their leaving cert results on August 15th. 

 

WATCH out for wild mushrooms after this spell of damp weather.

 

THE LYONS OF DERRY GATHERING EXHIBITION at St John’s from Fri 17th August 2018                       

 

An exhibition of over 200 images and photographs which also feature in The Great Book of Lyons.

 

 SYMPATHY: The death has occurred in Manchester of Bridie O’Carroll, wife of Con  O’Carroll and a sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll, New Houses, Moyvane.  Bridie’s funeral will take place in Manchester on Friday.  

 

DEATH took place of Brid (Biddy) Flavin, Cuss, Moyvane, on August 16th 2018. Daughter of the late Paddy and Kathleen Flavin and loving aunt of the late Joe. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her brothers Dan, Jack and Pat, nephews Patrick, Maurice, Kieran and Sean, nieces Rebecca, Fiona and Karen, in-laws, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Monday at 1pm (August 20th). Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

 

DEATH took place on 11th August 2018 of Sr. Ita Rochford of Our Lady of Fatima Home, Oakpark, Tralee, and Ballyduff, County Kerry, sister of Michael and the late Sean, Patsy and Anton. Sadly missed by her loving family, the Mercy Sisters, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and greatgrandnieces, brother-in-law John, sisters-in-law Brenda, relatives and friends.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Finucane died 20 August 1988, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Donie Cahill, Mary O’Carroll, Robert Moloney, Anne Browne, Con McSweeney, Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Madge Fitzgerald, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Mass Moyvane- Mon 20th at 12 noon, Funeral Mass for Bríd Flavin, Cuss; Mass on Sat 25th at 7.30pm for John Grinsell, Clounprohus, and on  Sun 26th Mass at 11.00am for Vincent Walsh, Aughrim & Ballylongford.

 

 Mass Knockanure- Wed 22nd at 7.30pm for Nora Moore, Kilmeaney, (Months Mind) and on  Sun  26th Mass at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

GRAVEYARD MASS:  The annual Mass in Reilig Ide Naofa, on Tuesday, August 21 at 7.30pm. 

 

HERITAGE WEEK: National Heritage Week 18th-26th August.  Historical Walk on Carrig Island, Ballylongford on Wed. 22nd Aug at 2pm.  Conducted by Pádraig O Concubhair and Dr. Declan Downey.  Assemble at Carrigafoyle car park. See details of many more events at library.

 

HEDGE School Re-enactment at Lisselton Cross on Sat. 25th beginning at 4.30pm.

 

TALK: On Thursday August 23 a talk by Dr Bill O’Brien U.C.C. will be held in the Community Centre Ardagh at 7.30pm. The title is Ballylin Hill Fort the Bronze Age Capital of Limerick

 

BEST WISHES to Pa O’Dwyer, Rooska, Ardagh who became the first Irishman to claim the title of the strongest man in the UK.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  The monthly rambling house in Fr. Casey’s organised by Benny Thade McCarthy resumes on Monday, September 3 with proceeds to the Abbeyfeale Chernobyl Fund.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  A Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 9 from 3 - 6pm.   

 

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter who composed the song "Only A Woman's Heart" will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.

 

SEISIÚN:  Comhaltas Summer Seisiún at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the month of August at 8.30pm.

 

DANIEL O’CONNELL Summer School begins at Cahersiveen on 31st August 2018.

 

BRING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT AT DUAGH SPORTS HALL ON THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH   Appearing will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O’Dowd, The Conquerors, Keith and Lorraine.  This is in memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore who was one of the directors of the complex.  A part donation from each ticket will go towards the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus.  Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm start.

 

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  Helga Henn is delighted to announce her usual fine selection of locally grown vegetables for sale on Friday and Saturday mornings. The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. Jon, Morgan, Seamus.

 

KNOCK: Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock: O’Shea’s of Kerry will operate a coach to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Sun. 9th Sept.  Coach departs Killarney at 7am (Cathedral); Tralee at 7.30am (Bus Station); Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale at 8.15am (The Church).  Please contact 066-7180123 for further details.

 

WMOF2018 Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, Ireland

 

Tel.: +353 1 567 6800

 

A number of additional events will run alongside the main WMOF2018 Programme. These events are free of charge and open to all. They are being run by other organisations especially for World Meeting of Families. We are delighted to invite pilgrims to read more and engage with these events:

 

Join the Limerick Street Party to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland.  Kicking off at 3:30pm on Tuesday 21st August in St John's Square, Limerick, and concluding with a celebratory liturgy in St John's Cathedral.

 

As part of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the ninth World Meeting of Families this month, the Holy Father will join with recently engaged and married couples at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Saturday 24 August.

 

Email: info@worldmeeting2018.ie

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme

 

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

 

DESMOND Hall NCW: To mark the centenary of the struggle for women’s rights in Ireland, on Thursday the 23rd of August at 8pm, historian and author Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc will give a talk entitled "The women who died for Ireland" detailing the lives and deaths of the eight members of Cumann na mBan who were killed fighting for Irish freedom in the years 1918 to 1923.

 

The highlight of the Heritage Week Programme will come on Sunday 26th August at 8pm when three of Ireland's leading historian’s television presenter Donal Fallon, radio broadcaster John Dorney and author Tom Toomey will each discuss the Conscription Crisis, The 1918 General Election.

 

POSITIVE AGEING DAY: Sunday 23rd Sept at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!! 

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8 8696341.

 

 SEASON OF CREATION:  Sept 1st to Oct 4th.  Across the world we will be celebrating and honouring the Season of Creation.

 

CELEBRATION social (50 years) of Athea‘s Victory against Treaty Sarsfields. It will be held at The Devon Inn in October.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs  Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

 

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm. UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM –  Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics  from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:   Toni  Tel: 068 23584

 

VMM INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LAY MISSION:  VMM would like to reconnect with returned volunteers who participated on our projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America throughout the years and invite you to our Gathering and Gala Dinner celebrations in Dublin on September 1st.. For more details: http://www.vmminternational.org/vmm-international-celebrates-50th-anniversary/

 

GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday September 9th.  Bus leaving Tralee at  7.30am. Contact O’Sheas on 066 7180123 to book.

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S Theatre; Wed 22nd -JOHN MINIHAN’S PHOTOS

 

An illustrated talk by the renowned photographer covering his time in Fleet St. with The Daily Mail and The Evening Standard, being part of the Beckett Circle and the background to his iconic photos of artists, musicians, celebrities and ordinary people.

 

 Thurs 23rd                   THE WATCHMAN

 

A play written by Sean Lawlor and directed by Anthony Fox and featuring Ronan Wilmot.  The watchman is on his last posting at Woodquay after 35 years on the job.  A glimpse into another time, another Dublin.

 

 Fri 24th                         ORLAITH KEANE IN CONCERT

 

A member of the distinguished Keane family from Galway, daughter to Matt and niece to Seán and Dolores.  The traditional/folk singer will be joined on the night by Catherine McHugh – piano and Colm Naughton – mandolin and guitar.

 

 Mon 27th/Tues 28th    BUCKETS

 

An entertaining play by Adam Barnard about bucket lists and life planning presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald. More from 068 22566.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs 30th                   SEAN TYRELL - MESSAGE OF PEACE

 

The Clare folksinger and musician recounts the story in words and music, of John Boyle O’Reilly against the backdrop of The Famine, The Fenian Rising, deportation to Australia as a prisoner and his escape to America where he counted Walt Whitney, Mark Twain and Wendall Philips among his friends.

 

 

 

FROM NEWSPAPERS: Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Tuesday, 16 June, 1959; Page: 4

 

KERRY PRIEST ORDAINED

 

Rev. Xavier Lovett  who was ordained in Kilkenny is son of Mr and Mrs Garrett Lovett. Kilmoyley, Co. Kerry, and brother of Mr. Sean Lovott, N.T.. Principal of Tiershanahan National School.

 

The brothers are prominent members of the G.A.A. in Kerry, both having played with the county hurling team.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Tuesday, 09 June, 1959; Page: 10

 

KERRY PRIEST ORDAINED

 

Recently ordained to the priesthood was Rev Michael Hanrahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hanrahan of Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co Kerry.

 

A prominent member of the local G.A.A. club. Fr Michael will minister in Florida.

 

He is brother of Mr T. Hanrahan at present in the Garda Depot. Dublin, and of Mr. Liam Hanrahan, St. Patrick's Training College. Dublin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 23 December, 1961; Page: 10

 

Kerry "students Ordained at Navan

 

TWO students from, Kerry were among the seventeen who were ordained to the priesthood, at St. Columban's College, Navan, on Wednesday. The newly ordained are Rev. Patrick Blanchfield, Ballydowney House, Killarney, and Rev. Sean Quinn . Ballinacolla, Ballyferriter. Rev. Patrick Blanchfield attended the Presentation Monastery. Killarney, and St. Brendan's College. He went, to St. Columban's in 1955. His brother, Father Sean, was ordained at St. Columban's in 1946 and is at present Parish Priest in Kumamoto, Japan. Rev. Sean Quinn attended Ballyferriter N.S, St., Columcille's N.S., Dublin, St. Brendan's, Killarney. He went to St. Columban's in 1955. The ordaining; prelate was Most Rev. Dr. Patrick Cleary, Bishop of Nancheng, China, who was expelled from his diocese by the communists in 1952. This year is the golden jubilee of his ordination.

 

 

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, Thursday, 12 September, 1963; Page: 4

 

OBITUARY V. REV. T. SUPPLE, P.P.

 

Very Rev. Thomas Supple, who has died, was Parish Priest of Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Ordained at Maynooth in 1917, he was for a time a professor at St. Brendan's College, Killarney. He was successively parish priest of Prior and Tarbert. At Tarbert, where he spent 22 years, he renovated the church and presbytery.

 

MOTHER MARY A.FITZMAURICE

 

Mother Mary Alban Fitzmaurice; Franciscan Convent, Broughton Hall, Eccleshall, Stafford, who has died, aged 81, was a native of Manchester. She entered the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph in 1903 and was professed in 1906. Before taking up missionary work in Borneo in 1907, Mother Alban served in Blackburn and in Farranferris, Cork. Almost 40 years were spent in Borneo. From 1929 until her return to Europe in 1946, she was Regional Superior in the North Borneo Mission. She spent some years in a Japanese internment comp. Ill health necessitated a cessation of her missionary activities. Her last years were spent at the mother house in Staffordshire.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Saturday, 22 August, 1964; Page: 6

 

KERRY MAN ORDAINED IN KENT

 

Rev Cornelius Cahill who was ordained recently by the Right Rev. Cyril Cowderoy. Bishop of Southwark at the Carmelite Priory, Aylesford, Kent, is son of the late Patrick Cahill, Customs and Excise Officer, of Corran Headford, Co. Kerry, and the late Catherine Cahill (nee Brosnan) of Castleisland. A Benedictine of St. Augustine's Abbey. Ramsgate in religion his name is Dom Columban. He entered the Benedictine Order in 1958, some years after the death of his wife, and he was professed in 1962 . He completed his theological studies at Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire The servers at his first Mass, which was celebrated at St Bede's. Clapham Park, London, were his brothers, Denis and Patrick Cahill. Many of Dom Columban's relatives from Ireland were present at his ordination, and a cousin. Very Rev. D. Murphy. P.P.. V.G. of the Columban Fathers, who is on holiday from the Philippine Islands, was assistant to the Bishop at the Ordination Ceremony.

 

 

 

Novena Ceremonies from Knock Shrine can be viewed on www.knockshrine.ie

 

Knock Shrine August 2018

 

https://youtu.be/zFk2RsCN7oc

 

 

 

 

 

1. Clinton ignores the loss of human beings from the labour force because of Roe v. Wade.

 

Clinton’s economic assertions ignore the fact that the work force contributions of 60 million aborted children have been entirely snuffed out since 1973. The lack of necessary contributions by the younger generations is one of the reasons Social Security is in dire straits today. Of course, members of a generation cannot contribute if they are dead.

 

https://www.liveaction.org/news/chelsea-clinton-roe-womens-history/

 

 

 

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018:  Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/corkautism or call 089 239 8900.

 

 

 

Vintage Day in Knockanure August 2018. Various vintage and new items on display. Several of the old timers have passed away over the years, but we still remember then especially on this day.

 

https://youtu.be/4YgiJ8bXuGw

 

 

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9300 jackpot on Friday 10th August. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 19, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Fiona & Caroline, The Village Grill; 2. Dapper & Patsy Walsh; 3. Eoin Kennelly; 4. Calum Buckley, Temple Athea, and 5. Mary O’Connor, Kilmeaney. Next  jackpot up to €9400.

 

 

 

THE LYONS OF DERRY GATHERING EXHIBITION. An exhibition of over 200 images and photographs which also feature in The Great Book of Lyons. At St John’s on 17th August 2018.

 

Paint the town GREEN. Be in with a chance of winning 4 tickets to the 2018 All-Ireland Hurling Final, 4 green JP McManus Pro-Am caps & €1,000 spending money! Team Limerick Clean-up is seeking your support for Limerick’s Senior Hurlers by turning your house/business ‘Green for our Team’. To enter, decorate your house or business in the famous colours and share the photo to Limerick’s Live 95FM Facebook page. Paint the Town Green!

 

BEST WISHES to all the students who are receiving their Leaving Cert results this week.

 

 

 

 

 

Published on 16 Apr 2018

 

 

 

This is a video of the section of the Great Southern Trail that I cycled between Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland. It's an old train line that has been converted into a greenway.

 

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/165294c0649eaa45?projector=1

2018 August 15 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement on Monday 13th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. 

 

BEST WISHES to Deirdre Moloney of Abbeyfeale and Ned Mahony of Tournafulla, who were married at Abbeyfeale Church on 4th August 2018. Best wishes also Tom Stack and Ashling Scanlon whose marriage ceremony was held in Duagh Church on 4th August 2018.

 

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha, Duagh on August 21st at 8.30pm.

 

SEISIÚN shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the month August starting at 8.30pm.

 

SYMPATHY:  To Paddy O’Connor & Family, Kilbaha on the death of his mother Nell O’Connor, Lodge Cross, Causeway.  Nell nee O’Leary was in her 101st year. Nell died on 6th August 2018, Predeceased by her husband Patrick.  Mother of Breda (England), Eily (Causeway), Paddy (Moyvane), John (Causeway), Mick(Kilmoyley), Tom (Causeway) and Gerard (Causeway).

 

DEATH took place on 10th August 2018 of Pats (Senior) Carmody of Meen, Listowel, husband of the late Maud (nee Kissane). Survived by his sons Johnny, Rodger and Patrick, daughter Mairéad, daughters in law Valarie, Kathleen and Mary, grandchildren, brothers John and Michael, sisters Theresa, Helen and Bernie, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, and  nieces.

 

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Noel Moran, Lahard, Beaufort, Killarney and formally of Brosna on Wednesday 8th August 2018.  He was a former curate in Moyvane/ Knockanure Parish.

 

Kerryman, September 07, 1968; Fr. Thomas Noel Moran to be Curate in Moyvane. Kerryman Saturday, June 19, 1971; Curates transferred by His Lordship are: Rev. Bernard Fitzgerald from Killorglin to Moyvane; Rev. Noel Moran from, Moyvane to Killorglin.

 

DEATH has occurred of Sean Redmond of 12 Bruagh Na Gaile, Moyvane, and Naas, and late 117 The Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. Sean died on the 5th of August, 2018. Predeceased by his brother Shay. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his daughter Aoife, sons Fergus and Tom, and their mother Catherine, brother Joe, sisters Marie and Joan.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Begley, Georgie O’Connell, Brendan Daly, Tom Moloney, Sr. Rose Flynn, Mary Keane, Josie Loftus,  Bridget Hayes, Jeff Eager, Sean Neligan, Sr. Kathleen O’Connell, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Brenda Daly, Tom Lyons, Mass Moyvane, Mon 13th at 7.30pm for Mossie O’Connor, Glin Road; Tues 14th at 7.30pm, Vigil – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ciss Dore, New Houses (Months Mind); Wed  15th at 11.00am, Holy Day of Obligation - for Parishioners; Sat 18th at 7.30pm for Seán & Stasia Neligan, Kilbaha and  Sun 19th  Mass at 11.00am for Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa.

 

Mass Knockanure Wed 15th at 7.30pm,                 Feast Day – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Special Intention – thanksgiving (please note time) and Sunday mass 19th at 10.00am for Holy Souls.

 

KNOCK bus on 16th August, details from 087 3966 399.

 

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting in Listowel on 13th August at 7pm in Parish meeting Room.

 

ALL IRELAND Fleadh Drogheda from 12th to 19th August.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: Monday night August 13th in the Marian Hall at 8.30pm.   The Committee would like to thank Fr. Kevin McNamara, Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Dan Aherne for concelebrating the three Masses.  The Committee would also like to thank the following for providing car parking – Leo Finucane, Tom Moore, Seamus Clancy, Michael Brosnan, Aiden Stack.  The Committee would also like to thank the Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, the Choir and the general public for their very generous contribution for the gate collection. 

 

ALTAR SOCIETY:  A very special word of thanks to all those in the Altar Society who look after the flower arranging in Moyvane Church.  They cover all seasons and celebrations in our Church and indeed they excelled for our recent Ordination and First Mass of Fr. Seán Jones.  This is a voluntary group and we are grateful to our dedicated group of parishioners who give their time and talents to this society.   Olive Keane, Eileen Roche, Anne O’Flaherty, Marie Walsh, Mary Kearney, Ita O’Connell, Sharon Quinn, Marie Stack, Catherine Carmody and Madge Groarke.   In Knockanure Church the flower arranging is done excellently by Margaret Carmody.  If any parishioners wish to get involved in this Ministry see Eileen Collins in Moyvane Church and Margaret Carmody for Knockanure Church.    

 

OPENING Prayers and singing at the Cathedral in Killarney to coincide with World meeting of families in Dublin on 21st August at 6.15pm.

 

PHOENIX PARK. A bus will leave from Duagh on August 26th.  To book a seat phone Paddy on 087221 3876.

 

SHANNON DROWNING  - 125 years ago, seventeen (17) local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza at 12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone.  All are welcome.

 

VISITING CLERGY - the Bishop would like to invite Priests who are home for vacation and also Priests from abroad who have retired to live in Kerry, to join him for a meal on Thur. Aug. 16th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. 

 

SHOWBANDS in Duagh on 30th August at the Leisure centre.

 

FRENCH Connection will be explored at St John’s on 14th August at 11am, details from 068 22566.

 

Wed 15th  at St John’s, GOD HAS NO COUNTRY. Dublin based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s play tells the story of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, his upbringing and education in Killarney and his defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists in Rome during The Second World War.

 

ROSARY: Street Rosary in honour of Our Lady of Fatima on Monday 13th August at 3.00pm, on Main Street, Killarney.

 

BOOKLET on Kerry Your Natural Escape now at library and Council Offices.

 

HERITAGE WEEK: National Heritage Week 18th-26th August.  Historical Walk on Carrig Island, Ballylongford on Wed. 22nd Aug at 2pm.  Conducted by Pádraig O Concubhair and Dr. Declan Downey.  Assemble at Carrigafoyle car park. See details of many more events at library.

 

DANIEL O’CONNELL Summer School begins at Cahersiveen on 31st August 2018.

 

FEET: Chiropodist will be in attendance at the Parish Hall, Ballylongford from 9.30am on Mon. 20th Aug.  Please call 087-7672172 for further details.

 

SHOWBANDS: Bringing Back the Showbands Concert returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thurs. 30th Aug.  Appearing on the night will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O'Dowd, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorraine. This is in memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore who was one the directors of the complex. A donation from each ticket will go toward the Kerry/Cork Health Link bus. Tickets are available from the following numbers. 087-2273755 or 087-2684540. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.30 start.

 

KNOCK: Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock: O’Shea’s of Kerry will operate a coach to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Sun. 9th Sept.  Coach departs Killarney at 7am (Cathedral); Tralee at 7.30am (Bus Station); Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale at 8.15am (The Church).  Please contact 066-7180123 for further details.

 

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Free Guided History Walk of Ardfert Village.  Due to growing interest, further walks will take place on Thursday 16 & Thursday 23 August.  Walks last approx 75 mins.  Meet at the church car park at 8 pm.  All welcome.

 

ROSE of Tralee Festival Exhibition Tralee Library Wednesday, 15 August - Friday, 31 August 2018 Launch: Saturday, 18 August 2018 Tralee Library Phone: 066 7121200

 

RELICS of St Theresa will be at Dominican Church Limerick on 18th August from 1pm to 5pm.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  The monthly rambling house in Fr. Casey’s organised by Benny Thade McCarthy resumes on Monday, September 3 with proceeds to the Abbeyfeale Chernobyl Fund.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  A Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 9 from 3 - 6pm.  

 

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter who composed the song "Only A Woman's Heart" will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.

 

POPE: As part of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the ninth World Meeting of Families this month, the Holy Father will join with recently engaged and married couples at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Saturday 24 August.

 

GRAVEYARD: First burials at Ahavoher; Patrick Fitzgerald, Shonagraga in 1961 aged 77; Daniel Stack, Tarbert 1961 aged 13 months; Nora Stack, Leitrim, 1962 aged 63; Eugene Flynn, Kilbaha, 1962 aged 77; William Walsh Ahalahana, 1962 aged 75; Margaret Shine, Moyvane, 1962 aged 70; Kathleen Buckley, Keylod, 1963 aged 20; John Nash, keylod, 1963 aged 50; Patrick Finucane Moyvane , 1963 aged 65; Michael Connell, Gortdromagowna, 1963 aged 79. For more see

 

http://docstore.kerrycoco.ie/burialrecords/Ahavoher_Book_1_1961-2010.pdf

 

DEATHS: The following is a list of those who have passed away 2018: Hannah Stack (nee Flaherty), Clounbrane. Denis (Denny) Mulvihill, Leitrim West. Mickey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill. Jerry Brosnan, Moyvane Village Kitty Normoyle, (nee Keane), Knockdown and Moyvane. Bernie O’Connor, Listowel and Keylod. Mary Sweeney, (nee Fitzmaurice), Rochdale and Coilagurteen. Teresa Kennelly, Listowel and Kilmorna. Martin Mulvihill, Nenagh and  Glenalappa. Jim Fitzgerald, Aughrim. Timmy Kennelly, Charleville and Kilbaha. Michael Moloney, London and Keylod. Ciss Dore, New Houses. Hannah Ferguson (nee Enright) and her daughter, Bridget, London and New Houses. Nora Moore, (nee Flaherty) Kilmeaney and Tubbertoureen.

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE Churchyard; Inside those walls is the grave of famous local ballad composer and wit Paddy Drury (died 1945)

 

Quoted:

 

"Knockanure church may the heavens bless you,

 

That sweet place of rest where the dead do resort,

 

If you stand by its corner on a bright summer’s morning you will see ships sailing from many a port,

 

You will see Co. Clare and the hills back in Kerry,

 

The tide at Saleen as it rises and falls.

 

If you travelled the nation for a burying plantation,

 

Still Knockanure church in the pride of them all.

 

 

 

 The church is just 400 feet above sea level.

 

 

 

Choir Knockanure Churchyard

 

https://youtu.be/tVlfXYBmfwE

 

 

 

FLEADH: How to get to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. Drogheda is located 30 miles north of Dublin and 70 miles south of Belfast. Getting here is easy, as Drogheda is only 20 minutes from Dublin airport and just 1.5 hours from Belfast. A first-class modern transport network linking Dublin with Belfast passes directly through Drogheda. Getting here by car, bus or train is easy.  The towns strategic location just off the M1 and its first class public transport links make it the perfect location for visitors to travel to with ease. http://fleadhcheoil.ie/seachtaine-na-gaeilge/

 

MUSIC: One of the most iconic Jewish figures of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein was born August 25, 1918, in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  He died in 1990, his legacy— inspiring thousands of young musicians around the world.

 

WMOF 2018; Families from 116 countries are set to be entertained at the WMOF2018 Festival of Families event in the presence of Pope Francis.  Some of the artists who will line out in Croke Park on Saturday 25 August. The line-up includes a cast of thousands and features community based artists as well as some well-known local and international, The Priests, The Holy Family Deaf Choir and Deaftones, Celine Byrne, Paddy Moloney, Bridgie and Missy Collins and Moya Brennan.

 

As well as these artists the cast for the Festival of Families will include an orchestra in excess of 50 musicians; over 700 Irish, Sean Nós and contemporary dancers, including 500 from Irish dance schools across the country; a 1,000 strong choir; 100 community groups, and 300 flag bearers.

 

Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Ireland for the 9th World Meeting of Families which is taking place in Dublin from 21 – 26 August. In addition to the Festival of Families the WMOF2018 has at its heart the following key moments:

 

  A National Opening of World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on the island of Ireland on Tuesday 21 August;

 

    A three-day Pastoral Congress which will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 22-24 August and will include entail a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.  The Congress will also offer an engaging programme for young people to include faith and fun activities for children;

 

    A visit to Knock Shrine, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, where he will pray for families and for the World Meeting of Families on Sunday 26 August;

 

    The Closing Mass for WMOF2018 which will involve 500,000 pilgrims from Ireland and around the world in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 26 August.

 

More from email to Liam@LiamMcArdle.com

 

World Meeting of Families 2018: Brenda Drumm 00 353 (0) 87 310 4444 and Sinéad Brennan 00 353 (0) 1 567 6844. www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

 

 

PRIEST:

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, Tuesday, 13 February, 1934; Page: 5

 

KERRY EXILE PRIEST DEAD; The death has occurred at San Francisco, California, of Rev. James Buckley, who was born in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, ordained at Carlow, and went to California in 1915. The following Kerry priests assisted at the funeral: Rev. P." Pierce, Rev. R. O'Shea, Rev. J. O'Shea, Rev. C. O'Mahony, and Rev T. Lynch. Father Buckley was a son of the late Mr. and, Mrs. Buckley, N.T.s, Rahavanig, Ballybunion.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Saturday, 13 August, 1938; Page: 11

 

NEWLY ORDAINED. Kerry Priest Leaves for American. Mission.

 

Rev. Myles Kearney, ordained in June last for the American Mission, left his native Newtownsandes, North Kerry, yesterday, en route for Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he will take up his sacred duties.

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Wednesday, 29 March, 1939; Page: 3

 

Kerry Priest Ordained in U.S.A.

 

Rev. James Francis Cunningham, a native of Newtownsandes. Co. Kerry, and a brother of Mrs. Mary Dalton merchant, Glin. was ordained by Most Rev Dr Rummel, Archbishop of New Orleans. He studied at Mount Melleray. St. John's College, Waterford, and Notre Dame, New Orleans.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Friday, 30 June, 1944; Page: 3

 

KERRY PRIEST ORDAINED

 

Daniel D. Griffin, of Gortnaloon. Glencar, Co. Kerry, was raised to the priesthood; at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth by the Most Rev. Dr. John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin

 

Fr Griffin read a very brilliant collegiate career beginning with St. Brendan's Seminary in Killarney, he went on to St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and later to the National University, where he took his B.A. Degree. He will go abroad for a short, time, and return later to labour in his native Diocese of Kerry. Fr Griffin celebrated his first mass in Glencar church and imparted his first blessing to his friends and neighbours.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 27 July, 1946; Page: 16

 

Kerry Man Ordained In Kansas

 

Rev. Ml Francis Kennelly, son of Mr. and Mrs Ty Kennelly of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Co. Kerry, was ordained at St. Mary’s College, Kansas. Fr. Kennelly received his early education at Moyvane National School and was pupil of Miss Shine and the late Mr. T O Connell and Mr. Ty. Buckley another brother is Rev. Wm. L Kennelly. Annunciation Church, Houston. Texas. Attending the ordination ceremonies were Very Rev. Frances j O'Connell, Des Moines. Iowa, a native of Listowel; Fr. Tom McElligott, ST.D . a native of Moyvane and several relatives from Kerry.

 

 

 

Strabane Chronicle 1908-1978, Saturday, 18 June, 1955; Page: 6

 

Great welcome for young Co. Kerry Priest

 

ONE of the largest gatherings of people to come together for a long time assembled at Annaghry on Wednesday evening last week to welcome Rev. Cornelius O'Keeffe from County Kerry, ordained the previous Sunday. Archers and banners of welcome were erected at several points along the road leading from Croty to Annagry. The Annagry Fianna Fail Band, under Mr. William Forker, who were specially augmented by members of the A.O.H Band, under Mr Anthony McGinley, headed a torchlight procession, which escorted the young priest to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Grace McBride.

 

On arrival, Fr. O'Keeffe was warmly welcomed by Mr Brian O'Donnell, P.C, Ranafast, and Mr Jack McCloskey, Annagry, on behalf of the people of the parish.

 

Fr. O'Keeffe, replying, thanked the gathering for the warmth of the welcome they had accorded him. He knew, he said, that it was not on his own behalf that the reception had been given, but to the priesthood.

 

On Thursday, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the young priest celebrated Mass at 11 o'clock in St. Mary's Church, and imparted his blessing to all present individually

 

Fr. O'Keeffe was accompanied from his Kerry home to Donegal by his father and mother; his father is a native of Co. Kerry and his mother is, native of Derrynamansher, being the eldest daughter of the late Mary and Conall Gillespie. He is also a nephew of Messrs. Daniel and Edward Gillespie, garage proprietors, Annagry. In his student days he came to Derrynamansher when on vacation and speaks Gaelic fluently.

 

 

 

Puck Fair Killorglin August 2018

 

https://youtu.be/JW9Qzku_JP4

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Griffin Breen whose mother is from Athea, she will represent Queensland in this year’s Rose of Tralee contest.

 

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results and Notes; There was no winner of the €9200 jackpot on Friday the 3rd August 2018. Numbers drawn were 1, 16, 21, 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Monique Keane, Greenville Listowel; 2. John Kelleher, c/o Thady; 3. A & E Harley, c/o John Barry; 4. Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna, and 5. Mick O’Brien, Church Road Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 10th August with jackpot up to €9300.

 

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express thanks to all involved for the continued support it has received through the lotto and club development. Some exciting new developments are unfolding of which we will keep you posted on updates. Thanks again! 

 

This club at this time would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Nora Moore (née Flaherty)  Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (formerly Tubertooreen, Moyvane). Beloved wife to the late Jimmy and loving mother to the late Willie, Nora was survived by sons Mike, Ned, James, Tom, and daughters Margaret and Kathleen, sons- and daughters in-law, sister Kathy along with 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children who will fondly remember and miss her. A great supporter of the club lotto where she always thought of and included her grandchildren. Our thoughts are with her extended family and friends at this time.

 

 

 

PUCK Fair runs from 10th to 12th August; Dingle races 10th to 12th August.

 

2018 August 8 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES - Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm ; 

 

Tuesday 7th August Knockanure at 8pm and Wednesday 8th August Murhur  at 8pm.

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

VINTAGE Event at Knockanure on Sunday August 12th.

 

WONDERFUL display of flowers are a delight at Gouldings Corner in Knockanure.

 

Wild flowers are in their prime on road margins beside minor roads, and blackberries are beginning to ripe.

 

PART TIME JOB (SCHOOL CLEANER): Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure (4 teacher school with 82 pupils). Part-Time position available (8 hours per week, Wednesday evenings – 2 hours/ weekends – 6 hours). 

 

SYMPATHY:  To Lilly and Jackie McMahon & family, Lisaniskea, on the death of Lilly’s brother Joe Somers, whose funeral took place in Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.  

 

DEATH, Very Reverend Canon James Neville Pastor Emeritus Abbeyfeale and formerly of Neville’s Cross, Kilfinny, Co. Limerick, died on July 29th. 2018; sadly missed by his sister Eithne, sister-in-law Margaret, niece, nephew, grandniece, grandnephews, his housekeeper Bernadette Hyland, Bishop Brendan, the priests of the diocese, all his other relatives, parishioners and a large circle of friends.

 

Older people remember him as a great hurler, who played with the best of them.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Benedict Cotter, Dora Ahern, Paddy Casey, Pearl Deane, Sean Hanrahan, Tess O’Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Lizzie Burns, Joe Kearney, Kitty Barrett, Molly Mahony, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill Eileen Ahern, Michael O’Donnell, Mick Moore, Madeline Mulvihill, Jim Harnett, Billy Buckley, Sunday 5th August at 1pm in St.Mels Cathedral, Longford, 2nd year anniversary mass for Joe Kearney, formally of the Glin Road. Mass Moyvane; Sat 11th   7.30pm for Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen. Mass Knockanure Fri 10th  at 7.30pm for Ellen Collins (Anni), her husband Laurence and their son Maurice, Lisaniskea and Sun 12th at  10.00am mass for Parishioners (Home & Away)

 

MASS Moyvane Thurs  9th at 7.30pm, Special Intention – Sick and Sun 12th  at 11.00am,                Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation.

 

MASS Graveyard  Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

 

MINOR NORTH KERRY LEAGUE: Moyvane/Tarbert away to Castleisland Desmonds in the North Kerry League on Monday, August 6th at 7.30pm.

 

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha, Duagh on August 21st at 8.30pm. Knockanure had an entertaining Rambling House on August 2nd.

 

SEISIÚN:  The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm.

 

HORIXONS: Fr. George Hayes Horizons Radio Kerry at 9 on 12th August, 25 years of Priesthood including roles as Diocesan Secretary, Parish Priest and Trainer in Clerical Formation.

 

COACHING SESSION - TUESDAY 7th AUGUST; Bryan Stewart Professional Tennis Coach will be back at Glin Tennis Court Tuesday afternoon the 6th of August 2018 to offer tennis skills and training to any children interested. Under 10s: 2pm to 2.45pm. Age 10 to 12: 2.45pm to 3.30pm. Over 12's: 3.30pm 4.30pm.

 

NATURE WALK: West Limerick Resources, in conjunction with Living Limerick and Feale Biodiversity, are hosting a nature walk on Saturday, August 11 at 11am. The starting point is Halla Inse Bán, Templeglantine, and it will be carried out by local biodiversity expert Anneke Vrieling. All are welcome to attend!

 

PHOENIX PARK. A bus will leave from Duagh on August 26th.  To book a seat phone Paddy on 087221 3876.

 

MARKING OPENING OF WMF2018, on the evening of Tuesday 21st August..  In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 6.15pm.

 

BISHOP LACY: On Friday August 3 the Bishop Lacy Stone unveiled at Ardagh Graveyard as part of the St Molua Pattern Mass at 6.30pm. A talk on Bishop Lacy by Dr Michael White of Madrid held later in the Community Centre. Another event, on Sunday August 5 a 12k walk from Bishop Lacy’s birthplace Dromadda, Athea to Ardagh Community Centre.

 

TARBERT HOUSE: is now open for visitors and will remain open until August 31. The house is open Monday –Saturday, book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

 

SHANNON DROWNING  - 125 years ago, seventeen (17) local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza at 12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone.  All are welcome.

 

THE FRENCH CONNECTION WITH NORTH KERRY in association with Listowel Town Twinning Committee On Tuesday 14th August at 11am in St Johns, The Square, Dr Declan Downey UCD & Tarbert, will give an illustrated lecture. All are welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors from Panissieres.

 

VISITING CLERGY - the Bishop would like to invite Priests who are home for vacation and also Priests from abroad who have retired to live in Kerry, to join him for a meal on Thur. Aug. 16th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. 

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.  Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPCOMING AUTUMN PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs  Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

 

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm. UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM –  Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics  from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:   Toni  Tel: 068 23584.

 

ALL IRELAND Fleadh Drogheda from 12th to 19th August; The Irish language has a central role in the activities of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. 2018

 

ST JOHN’S: Sat 4th  - Wed 15th      THE ARTISTS CHOICE

 

A joint exhibition by North Kerry Artists (and colourful spirits) Adrian Everson and Viveca Amato.  The works feature a wide range of media and techniques used to express their creativity and imagination. Opening Saturday 4thAugust at 8pm, with introduction by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. All welcome. 

 

 Thurs 9th                     THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798

 

Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan and Kilkenomics presents an audio-visual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever.

 

 Tues 14th  @ 11am      THE FRENCH CONNECTION

 

An illustrated lecture on the historic connection between the Listowel region and France with Dr. Declan Downey, U.C.D. In association with Listowel Twinning Committee. All welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors.

 

 Wed 15th                     GOD HAS NO COUNTRY

 

Dublin based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s play tells the story of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, his upbringing and education in Killarney and his defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists in Rome during The Second World War.

 

15TH AUGUST COMMEMORATION  - To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Shannon Drowning of 1893, Tarbert Historical Society will stage a living history enactment of the tragic event in the green area at the Bridewell. This will involve the participation of boys and girls from Tarbert National School and will take place on Wed. 15th Aug. at 7pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the newly designed Memorial Plaza. Officials from Kerry County Council and Councillors will attend.

 

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.  Bookings on 087 1383940.

 

WORLD MEETING of Families; A National Opening of World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on the island of Ireland on Tuesday 21 August;

 

    A three-day Pastoral Congress which will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 22-24 August and will include entail a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. 

 

TOUR OF WEXFORD from Monday,  September 3, staying in a four star hotel. Visit New Ross (including the famous Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre), Johnstown Castle Agri museum, Our Lady's, Bunclody, Ferns, Loftus Hall, Ballyhack, the Father Murphy, Hook Head, the Kennedy homestead, 1798 rebellion  centre, Enniscorthy Castle, Tintern  Abbey and Kilmore. For further information contact Pat O'Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340

 

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY:  Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day's outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O'Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

 

SIX NATIONS TROPHY AT THE GROVE Abbeyfeale:  The Rugby Club have announced that both the Six Nations and the Triple Crown trophies on view Saturday evening, August 4.

 

CONFERENCE: This year’s Catholic Young Adults Conference to be held on 1st/2nd Sept. in All Hallows, Dublin. It is a weekend event, organised by the Legion of Mary at which large numbers of young adults attend.  Last year over 230 attended and enjoyed the event. The programme includes workshops, testimonies, discussion. The young people come together to share and discuss their faith. On the Saturday night, there is music and entertainment.  The Legion of Mary in Kerry are sponsoring two young adults between 20-40 yrs old to come to Dublin for the conference.  They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have goodwill towards the Church.  Contact Patricia on (087)9048659.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

ANNUAL   PADRE   PIO   CEREMONIES: commemorating  his  Ordination  to  the Priesthood in August 1910 will be celebrated in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork at 2.30pm on Sunday August, 12th.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17th. Contact Annemarie Tydings Ballybunion/Asdee 0871013804.                                                          

 

LOUGH DERG: You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: info@loughderg.org

 

LOCAL born; Priest: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, November 09, 1912; Page: 5

 

GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE RIGHT REV. J. E. FITZMAURICE.

 

AN IRISH-AMERICAN BISHOP. HIGHLY HONOURED.

 

We take with pleasure the following excerpts from an American contemporary to hand, namely, "The Erie (P.A) Daily Times," whose columns are teeming with extravagant eulogiums and appreciative records  of the Right Rev. J. E Fitzmaurice, Bishop of the diocese of Erie, P.A., U.S.A., who, we might mention, is the brother to the highly-respected and esteemed occupant and proprietor of Ballydonoghue House, Tarbert, as well as of Mrs Scanlon, of Leitrim, Newtownsandes, and consequently the distinguished uncle of her popular son, Mr John F Scanlon:—

 

 

 

"To-day (16th Oct) the Catholic Bishop of Erie, Right Rev John E Fitzmaurice, D.D., celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination  to the priesthood in the presence of one of the most notable gatherings the city has ever seen, and with the greetings and congratulations of the city's foremost men still ringing in his ears and warming his heart for the wish of each one who spoke- the words of felicitation at the public reception hold last evening was so evidently sincere and straight from the heart that it must have brought to the recipient a pleasure that will linger many years. For fourteen years the Right Rev John E. Fitzmaurice has held the highest ecclesiastical office in the diocese of Erie, and these years have been seasons of progress and activity, of high aims and splendid achievements. The diocese has marched steadily forward each year, seeing new work accomplished, new burdens added to those already borne, new plans for developing and expanding the very effective work done week by week month by month, and year by year. In every work that has, meant betterment  of the conditions in his diocese or for the community. Bishop Fitzmaurice has lent his influence and his means. "With a breadth of vision that saw not alone the good of the moment, but the need of the future he studied the problems that confronted him in the years of heavy work that have passed, and when his decision in each matter was readied it was found to be a just one an able one, and one that built for time to come as well as giving encouragement to the workers of the present. Bishop Fitzmaurice came a stranger to his people, and his fourteen years with them as bishop and religious leader have taught them his fine worth, his great ability, his kindliness, his firmness and the great nobility of his character. It is with a sincere appreciation of his gifts, and his works, that his people united in making the Golden Jubilee of his ordination the greatest event in his life, a celebration that will remain in the memory of all as a very great and a very wonderful occasion and will bring to him whom they honour the message of Joy—loyalty and affection. The Right Rev John E. Fitzmaurice, Erie's fourth bishop, was born in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, Ireland, in February, 1837, and is one of four brothers who have devoted their lives to the service of the Master in His Church. At the age of 15 he entered a law office in Dublin, and four years pursued his studios in the law. In 1839 he came to this country, and giving up the profession he had chosen, listened to a higher call to the priesthood. Ordained Dec 22 1862.

 

(See Paper for much more on Bishop Fitzmaurice)

 

 

 

Kerry Evening Star 1902-1914, Thursday, August 07, 1913; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

GIFTED YOUNG PRIEST DEAD REV. THOMAS F. TROY PASSES AWAY.

 

(From The "New World," Chicago).

 

 

 

When the death of Rev. Thomas F. Troy, assistant pastor of Our Lady of the  Angels, was announced last week it brought genuine sorrow to the hearts of the host of friends who loved and admired  him for his many splendid qualities of head and heart:  A scholar, a poet, a linguist, a  historian, and above ail, true priest of God, of high, pure and lovable character, he was a man whose career  was unfolding before him with great promise and whose  death is a distinct loss to the archdiocese .Father Troy was a literary man of rare ability and attainment,  and it may be mentioned in passing that when seized by the illness that proved fatal he was preparing a series of classical stories for children for The New World.  We have some of his original poetry which we may publish at a later date. Being of a retiring disposition, the many high, scholarly  and literary attainments of  Father Troy were known only to those friends who were, very close to him, He was a great book lover, and notwithstanding his other duties and occupations—he found time to collect rare books from all over the world.

 

 

 

Father Troy was born thirty nine years ago in Listowel, Kerry County, Ireland, and went to St. Michael's. College near his native place. He afterwards went to All  Hallows College, and then, having come  to this country, to St. Mary's Seminary Baltimore, he made a very brilliant theological course at St. Mary's, and was made a Bachelor of Theology at the end of his studies.

 

 

 

After his ordination he was temporally  appointed assistant at St. Patrick's, Chicago, after which he was assigned to St. James, his first permanent appointment, where he remained for eight years. While there he showed rare genius for organization, and the results of his work! Remain to this day, evidenced by the affection and regard in which his memory is cherished by the people of that parish. For the last eight years he had been at Our Lady of Angels Church, and here, too, he had won his way into the hearts of all. Father Troy took sick three weeks ago Wednesday. At the time that this occurred he had just had the happy  experience of seeing his younger brother admitted into the holy priesthood. There were three brother's in holy orders, and on one occasion was witnessed the edifying sight of three brothers priests, officiating on the same altar at the same time.

 

 

 

Closely following this happy event, Father Troy was taken ill with pneumonia, and he died on Friday,  July 4th, his death was like his life , The last words he uttered in his delirium, was a sermon on Christian love. Father Trey was consoled during his last illness by a visit from His Grace the Archbishop.

 

The funeral services were held on Monday from Our Lady of Angels Church. The Mass was celebrated by His Grace, Most Rev. Archbishop Quigley, the assistant priest being Msgr. Flavin, V.G., rector of the Cathedral Des Moines. The deacon was Rev J A Quinn, pastor of Holy Angels Church, Aurora, who had been associated with Father Troy for eight years at St. James. The Sub-deacon was Rev William Cahill a lifelong friend of deceased. The deacons of honour were Revs. Joseph Reilly and Peter Shrewbridge. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Thomas V Shannon. (Break)

 

 

 

INTERESTING CEREMONIAL AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS. On Sunday, June 22, an impressive and perhaps somewhat unusual ceremony was witnessed by the congregation of Our Lady of Angels Church it was on the occasion of a Solemn High Mass in which the three priests officiating were brothers and which was rendered all the more impressive  by the fact that the celebrant was saying his first Mass. Rev. John J Troy, the newly ordained priest, was celebrant, Rev. Thomas F. Troy, assistant at Our Lady of Angels, was deacon, and Rev. James J. Troy, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Lenox, la., was-sub-deacon.  Rev. Jas. A Hynes, the esteemed pastor of Our Lady of Angels Church, was assistant priest. Rev. Michael Enright of Springfield Ill., was master of ceremonies.

 

 

 

Rev. John. J. Troy was ordained June 17, at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md., and came to Chicago before leaving to visit his parents in Ireland in order that he might have an opportunity of offering his first Mass as a Solemn High Mass with his brothers as deacon and sub-deacon. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Thomas B. Shannon, pastor of St. Francis Xavier's Church, Wilmette. Ills. At the end of the Mass the Rev. James Hynes, pastor of Our Lady of Angels, also made an address.

 

 

 

Glin Castle Video

 

 https://youtu.be/9LZ6HvGDEyg

 

 

 

Rambling House Knockanure

 

https://youtu.be/vV_wSI_N7hs

 

 

 

We are delighted to share with you extracts from the 18th interview in the "Telling Our Story" series, in which Uainín Clarke SSL conducted an interview with the Juilly Community - Elizabeth Beirne SSL, Anne Killeen SSL, Deirdre O’Hanlon SSL, Clare Ryan SSL - on December 1, 2016, before the transfer of the trusteeship

 

http://sistersofstlouis.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1sni176mlwndxav81nwt7w?email=true&a=1&p=53699590&t=19890255

 

 

 

2018 August 1 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

PARTY: Many are still talking about the parish party and entertainment on Sunday 22nd of July. Young and old were in attendance, plenty of food, singers, dancers, recitation and music supplied on a beautiful sunny day. Only for the football many would be happy to stay on longer and renew acquaintances. Thanks to all who worked in the background and the caterers and Fr. Kevin P.P. who was the guiding force behind the event. With two famous cups on display, it encourager many to have their picture taken with them. The day began with a piper leading to open air mass.

 

GRAVEYARD MEETING:  On Monday 30th July at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  All welcome.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES - Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm ; 

 

Tuesday 7th August Knockanure at 8pm and Wednesday 8th August Murhur  at 8pm.

 

ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Listowel Friday (3rd August). Usual masses at 10.30am.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.  

 

WALK in Lyreacrompane, this year the Dan Paddy Andy Festival 5K/10K Walk/Run is in aid of the Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland - takes place on Sunday morning, August 5th starting at 11am at the Festival Marquee. This is our 21st Festival. If you have any questions you can give me a call on 0872853570, Joe Harrington.

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.

 

LAND and crops that were on the point of withering, have received a new lease of life following the recent rain. Blackcurrants were small and the birds gave them a quick clearing, apples appear to be good and the first are edable.   

 

DEATH has occurred of Nora Moore (née Flaherty), Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, And formerly of Tubertooreen, Moyvane. Nora died at her home in her 98th year on the 22nd of July, 2018 surrounded by her family. Wife of the late Jimmy and mother of the late Willie (Oughterard, Co. Galway). Survived by her sons Mike (Kilmorna), Ned and James (Tralee), Tom (New York), Kathleen (Newcastle West), and Margaret (Knockanure), sister Cathy Scannell (Bunagara, Listowel), sons-in-law Neilus and Morgan, daughters-in-law Evelyn, Mary, Lily, and Chris, her 14 grandchildren, her 11 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Removal from her residence on Wednesday morning, the 25th of July for 12 noon Requiem Mass at the Corpus Christi Church, Celebrated by Fr. Kevin, P.P., assisted by Fr. Brendan Knockanure. Burial afterwards in the old cemetery, Knockanure.

 

DEATH took place on 19th July 2018 of Tom O'Sullivan, Bunagara, Listowel. Pre-deceased by his wife Christina, survived by his son Eugene, brother Tony, daughter-in-law Jane, sisters-in-law Evelyn, Margaret and Nora, nephews and nieces. Removal from his home on Tuesday arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.30am in St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in Lisselton Cemetery.

 

DEATH has taken place of Margaret Horgan (née Brosnan), New Road, Killarney, and formerly of Kilmorna, Listowel, on 19th July 2018 at Our Lady Of Lourdes Care Facility, Kilcummin. Margaret wife of the late John and mother of Carol, Olive, Catherine, Christina and Paula,  missed by her family, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives, friends and the staff and residents at Our Lady of Lourdes Care Facility. Following requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney on Monday morning, Margaret Horgan was laid to rest at Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

 

Death of Bridget Collins (nee Dore), (Tullig South, Templeglantine, on July 20th. 2018.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Ellen McManus, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, Michael O’Keeffe, Margaret Finucane, John P Walsh, John Purtill, Mary O’Connor, Betty Griffin, Sr. Benedict Cotter, Mass Moyvane-  Fri

 

3rd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel (Anni); Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel and Sun 5th at 11.00am for Parishioners. Mass Knockanure -Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy, Knockanure and Sun 5th at 10.00am for Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh & deceased family members.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Moyvane u14 team who won the North Kerry Division 1 League recently.

 

LOTTO@ Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9100 jackpot Friday 27th July. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 4, and 25.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Patsy Meehan, c/o Gould’s Shop; 2. Anna Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane; 3. Eileen Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna; 4. Kelly McHugh, Killmallock, and 5. Eamon Sexton, Upper Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 3rd August with jackpot up to €9,200.

 

SEISIÚN:  The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm.

 

TARBERT HOUSE: is now open for visitors and will remain open until August 31. The house is open Monday –Saturday, book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198. Tarbert Lighthouse had an open day on 21st July, it was built in 1834, and its light can be seen for 13 miles.

 

DAN PADDY ANDY FESTIVAL:  The 21st annual festival starts in Lyreacrompane on Friday August 3 with a ceili and continues all weekend with a dog show, a magic party for the youngsters, a run/walk for Enable Ireland and Tea in the Bog on Bank Holiday Monday.  More information on bands in the Marquee etc from 087 2853570.

 

OYSTER Festival in Ballylongford from August 3rd to 5th.

 

SEAN McCARTHY weekend 2nd to 6th August.

 

POPE: They have been chosen to attend the Pope’s mass in Dublin in the Pro-Cathedral; Jane Stackpoole who married Michael Guinane in Athea recently, and Miriam Langan of Glenagragra who will be getting married in September to Pa Brouder.

 

WALK: Joe Ahern, Glenagore, Athea is repeating his walk from Ardagh to Listowel for Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Saturday August 11. It will commence at 9am from Ardagh Church, and from 12 noon there will be a 3 mile loop of Athea, followed by refreshments, before continuing on to Listowel. Joe can be contacted on 086-8155614.

 

GRAVEYARD  Masses:  Reilig Mhichíl – Wed. 1st Aug. 7pm; Lislaughtin – Fri. 3rd Aug. 7pm; Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

 

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY -  Árd Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG and Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG are delighted to announce the development of a new purpose build Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre for North Kerry.  When the centre is completed all Alzheimer’s services currently running from Listowel Family Resource centre will transfer to Árd Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG. Árd Chúram and Listowel Family Resource Centre appreciate all support from the community for this initiative and its fundraising efforts. All funds raised will be directed to Árd Chúram to assist with construction costs for this dedicated purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre, which will be located on the hospital grounds, Greenville, Listowel. For further information contact Árd Chúram on 068 – 22986.

 

15TH AUGUST COMMEMORATION  - To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Shannon Drowning of 1893, Tarbert Historical Society will stage a living history enactment of the tragic event in the green area at the Bridewell. This will involve the participation of boys and girls from Tarbert National School and will take place on Wed. 15th Aug. at 7pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the newly designed Memorial Plaza. Officials from Kerry County Council and Councillors will attend.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Monday, August 13 – 19.  . Information/booking contact: Helen – 086 1678027 .

 

KNOCK SHRINE Visit of Briege McKenna on Monday 6th August, coach departs the Square, |Listowel at 8.00am., contact O’Shea’s at 066-7180123.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thurs 2nd  DONAL CLANCY

 

The son of the world renowned singer, Liam, Donal keeps The Clancy Brothers tradition alive with his solo performances – “Folk singing at its best”.

 

 Fri 3rd  SUMMER THEATRIX

 

Summer school children’s/youth theatre performance directed by Jo Jordan.

 

Sat 4th  - Wed 15th      THE ARTISTS CHOICE

 

A joint exhibition by North Kerry Artists (and colourful spirits) Adrian Everson and Viveca Amato.  The works feature a wide range of media and techniques used to express their creativity and imagination. Opening Saturday 4thAugust at 8pm, with introduction by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. All welcome. 

 

 Thurs 9th THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798

 

Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan and Kilkenomics presents an audio-visual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever.

 

ST PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy from September 21-28, which will include two  nights  in  Assissi,  three  nights  in  San  Giovanni Rotondo  and  two  nights  in  Rome.  For more information or to obtain a booking form contact Fr. Pat on 087 6709491.

 

ARDAGH: are holding three events during August which should be of interest to members of the public. First up is the Unveiling of the Bishop Lacy Stone at Ardagh Graveyard Mass at the Millennium Altar and Pattern at St Molua’s Well on Friday August 3 from 6.30pm. This will be followed by a talk by Dr Salvador Michael Ryan of Maynooth in the Community Centre. On Sunday August 5 a 12k walk from Bishop Lacy’s birthplace Dromada, Athea to Ardagh Community Centre will be held. A bus will ferry the people from Ardagh at 12 noon to the start, and the route will take in the Booster Station Rooska, Ballyine, Old Mill Dunganville, and Ardagh. On Thursday August 23 a talk by Dr Bill O’Brien U.C.C. will be held in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. The title is Ballylin Hill Fort the Bronze Age Capital of Limerick and it will be followed by tea and cake. This event is in association with Heritage week.

 

LEGION OF MARY:  This year’s Catholic Young Adult Conference will be held on 1st/2nd September in All Hallows, Dublin.  This conference is organised by the Legion of Mary where a large number of young adults attend.  The Diocese are sponsoring two young adults aged between 20-40 to go to the conference.  They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have good will towards the Church.  Anyone wishing to attend this conference please contact Helen Moynihan at the Diocesan Office 064/6631168.  

 

LOUGH DERG 2018: You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport telephone Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518). info@loughderg.org

 

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY:  Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day's outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O'Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE LOURDES 160th Anniversary. Led by Bishop Ray Browne. Theme: “Do whatever He tells you” September 2nd – 7th 2018 (including return visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Betharram, St. Michael Garicoits  & the Well of St. Roch Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers) Flights Ex Kerry Airport. Contact Janice on 064 77 58219.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

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.

 

JIGSAW KERRY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Jigsaw offers a youth-friendly, free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25,  where  qualified  mental  health  professionals work alongside young people, and their families, to address mild to moderate mental health concerns. To contact us please phone 066 7186785 or email us on Kerry@jigsaw.ie . If you are under 18 you will require parental/guardian consent to attend, it is very important to note that Jigsaw Kerry is not an emergency service.

 

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP:  Annual Faith Camp takes place at St. Mary’s Boys N.S. from Tuesday, August 7 - Friday, August 10 and runs each day from 10 – 3pm.  It includes; Sport, Drama, Faith Lessons, Music, Art and plenty of fun.  All children must be registered by Tuesday, July 31 with registration taking place this Wednesday from 8pm at the school. First child €40 with subsequent children €25 each.   Further information from Martina 087 2788834.  Donations of food will be gratefully accepted.

 

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes.   The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services.  West Limerick Resources is now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone is available. All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and training will also be made available.  If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you so call Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

 

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA:  Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment.   The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s.

 

 

 

GALWAY RACES

 

Race days and times

 

 Monday 30 July - Opening Day:  Gather Your Tribe

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:20pm, 7 races, last race at 8:40pm   

 

  Tuesday 31 July -  Sports and Social Day - Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:20pm, 7 races, last race at 8:40pm  

 

  Wednesday 1 August - Galway Plate Day:

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:10pm, 7 races, last race at 8:30pm

 

    Note:  this is an evening meeting, for the first time.

 

    Thursday 2 August - Ladies Day:

 

    Gates open at 11am, first race at  1:40pm, 8 races, last race at 5:50pm  

 

    Friday 3 August - Friday's Most Stylish:

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at  5:10pm, 7 races, last race at 8:25pm   

 

    Saturday 5 August -Super Saturday  / Family day

 

    Gates open at 11:30am, first race at 2pm, 8 races, last race at 5:55pm   

 

  Sunday 5August - Mad Hatters Day / Family day -

 

    Gates open at 11:30am, first race at 2:15pm, 8 races, last race at 6pm

 

 

 

TRIP: Great Southern Trail day trip to West Cork. Continuing with our visits to Greenways and old railway walkways we will set out on Saturday 1st September at 8.30a.m. from the Market Yard, Newcastle West for West Cork. Book with Pat Condon, 06962344 (5-6pm only) Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West.

 

SPACE: Akron, OH - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plans to test tire components in space as part of a project in the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

 

REEK: Annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage took place on Sunday 29 July on Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick.

 

UNIVERSITIES: The General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities took  place for the first time recently at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on the theme ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’. More than 200 university presidents, vice- presidents and international development officers to the College, as well as Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, gathered in Maynooth to participate in the assembly.

 

LOCAL PRIESTS

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, May 25, 1895; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Ordination at St Patrick’s Cathedral Aukland. NZ Herald of April 1st has report on following;

 

Holy Orders were conferred on the Rev Francis Buckley, who was ordained priest by the Right Rev Dr Luck, O.S.B. Bishop of Auckland, on Saturday morning, at 8 o'clock, at St Patrick's Cathedral. The solemn and imposing ceremony was witnessed by a large and respectable congregation. After his ordination the Rev. Father Buckley gave his blessing to a large number of the congregation.

 

(Break)

 

Rev Francis Buckley is eldest son of Mr Jeremiah Buckley, Main-street, Listowel, and brother of the late Rev John Buckley, B. A., of Parramatta, Sydney, N.S.W

 

 

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 4 Dec. 1897

 

Ordination of Rev Thomas Troy on 13th Nov., by his Grace the Archbishop in the Cathedral of the Holy Name, Chicago. Fr. Troy native of Listowel, educated at St Michael’s Listowel and entered All Hollows in 1891 and went to St Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore in 1894. He completed his studies aged 23 years and was too young to be ordained. First Mass at Church of the Visitation where his bosom friend Fr. R. J. Murphy is assistant pastor, sermon was by Fr. Alyward. He was appointed to St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago. (see paper for full details)

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Monday, August 21, 1939; Page: 11

 

DEATH OF U.S. PRIEST ON HOLIDAY PROPHETIC FAREWELL

 

Strangely prophetic words of farewell were spoken at Mass in Doon, Co Kerry, on Sunday last week by Rev. P J. Dalton. C.S.C., Indiana, U.S.A., who died suddenly at Ballybunion on Saturday. Father Dalton, in a farewell address to the congregation, which included many of his old schoolmates, said that would probably be his last Mass in Doon Church, of which he was so fond, because he would shortly return to America. Father Dalton left Ballybunion on Saturday by bus for Listowel and when  about two miles from Ballybunion felt ill and left the bus with a friend. A car going in the direction of Ballybunion picked them up. A few minutes after arriving there he collapsed and died. Father Dalton. who was home on holidays, was 68 ? and was ordained 4o years ago at Holy Cross College. Notre Dame, Indiana He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dalton, Rahavannig, Ballybunion, and brother of Mrs. Kissane and Mrs. Stack, Ballyconny, Co. Kerry. At an inquest at Ballybunion held by Dr . J. Maguire a verdict of death from heart, failure was returned.

 

William Chawke (son of Martin Chawke & Mary O’Shea), b 1883, joined the priesthood and died in the U.S.A. Father Chawke was born in Granagh, Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland on December 14, 1883. He studied at the National School, Granagh; St. Michael’s College, Listowel; and St. Patrick’s College, Carlow where he was ordained on June 13, 1909. Father William Chawke was attached to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and may have died on August 10th 1936.

 

Son of Martin Chawke and Mary O’Shea, they had four sons and one daughter.

 

 

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY: Open air Mass at 12noon in the Presbytery grounds on Sunday 22nd. July 2018. It is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted.  After the Mass, many shared in the BBQ and enjoyed the music, singing and dancing. 

 

 

 

Parish Day Moyvane Knockanure July 2018

 

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Knockanure Moyvane Parish Day 2018

 

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Street Entertainment at Foynes Air Show 2018

 

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Prayer

 

Today dear Lord I may forget you.

 

Please do not forget me.

 

Jesus and Mary I always pray,

 

ever be with me on my way.

 

 

 

Lord, help me to remember that nothing

 

is going to happen in my life today,

 

that you and I won’t handle together.

 

 

 

KNIGHT of GLIN

 

The first art gallery built in Britain or Ireland reopened to the public in Dublin in June. The exhibition space at the City Assembly House on South William Street in Dublin was built in 1766 and has been completely renovated to modern art gallery standards. The City Assembly House was once the Dublin Civic Museum and, after lying vacant for ten years became the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in 2013. This latest renovation phase involves the unveiling of an octagonal art gallery, built by the Society of Artists in Ireland in 1766, as the first purpose-built exhibition space in Britain and Ireland. It is now known as the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room.

 

 

 

The video below is of Glin Castle Gardens described by Catherine FitzGerald, Madam Olda FitzGerald and Tom Wall. Tom Wall will lead the garden tours for the Glin Castle Open Day on 29/7/18. His knowledge and passion guarantee a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the gardens he has spent most of his life developing and perfecting.

 

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Late News 25 July 2015

Hi Everyone, Just to let ye all know that it’s Walk/Run time in Lyreacromp