2018 July 18 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Day on Monday 9th.  When attending please ring the office on 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

PARISH Party and Mass in Presbytery grounds Moyvane on 22nd July, beginning at noon.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITEE: Ahavoher Graveyard clean up at 7.30pm on Tuesday 17th July. 

 

BUS to see Pope: Our Parish is joining with Listowel Parish who have tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the bus which will be leaving from Listowel. To book please contact Denise in Listowel Parish office 068-21188 as soon as possible.

 

REMBERING J B Keane at 90, events will be held in Listowel from 19th to 21st July.

 

RAMBLING House at Seanchai on July 26th at 9.15pm.

 

BEST WISHES to Paddy Lynch, Knockanure who, after 35 years of serving the communities of West Limerick and North Kerry, delivering milk, has now retired.

 

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €8, 900 jackpot on Friday 13th July 2018. Numbers drawn were 5, 6, 21, and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Margaret Dowling, c/o O’Briens Bar; 2. John Barry, School Road; 3. Nora Lane, Beenanaspuig; 4. Kathleen Moore, Kilmorna, and 5. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel. Next draw on Friday 20th July and jackpot will be €9,000.

 

HANNAH FERGUSON (née Enright), formally of 6 New Houses Moyvane & London

 

A special Mass will be celebrated in the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane on Saturday 21st July at 11am for Hannah Ferguson (née Enright) formally of 6 New Houses & London and her daughter Bridget Ferguson, London.  Burial of Ashes afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.  Hannah’s brother Bill Enright, of Corner House, Ballylongford died earlier this year. 

 

DEATH took place on July 4th 2018 of Jerry Carey a former Gárda in Athea and a member of the 1968 Athea team who won the County Final against Treaty Sarsfields.

 

DEATH has taken place of Michael Moloney, London and formerly of Keylod, Moyvane. Sadly missed by his brothers William, Pat and Thomas, brother-in-law Brian, sister-in-law Chris, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Memorial Mass on Saturday evening, July 14th, at 7.30 p.m. in The Church of The Assumption, Moyvane. Interment will take place in London. (date published 12th July 2018)

 

RECENT DEATH. Paul William Makin, Sluice Quarter, Kilmorna. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Dee, Johnny McEnery, John Murphy, Sr. Declan Murphy, Bridie Mai Moore, Fr. Timothy Scanlon, Mary Scanlon, Mass Moyvane Fri 20th at 7.30pm for Kate Flaherty, Woodgrove, & her daughter Mary; Sat  21st at  7.30pm for Deceased of the Cronin Family, Leitrim West. Mass Knockanure on Sun 22nd  at 10.00am for Nora Buckley, Banaraha, (Months Mind)

 

MASS Moyvane Wed 18th at 7.30pm-Special Intention – Sick and Thurs 19th at 7.30pm-Special Intention, and mass on Sun 22nd  at 12noon, a Mass of Thanksgiving for the life & faith enjoyed in our Parish (note time – Presbytery grounds)

 

PAPAL MASS IN PHOENIX PARK –AUGUST 26th 2018. A bus will be travelling from Duagh/Lyre for this Mass Adults and over 16’s €20 inclusive of free ticket to Phoenix Park. To book a place on this bus please contact Duagh Parish Office or Larry Long on 087-4138934.

 

TIDY TOWNS, every day we see volunteers doing their bit to make their locality pleasing to the eye.

 

JOHN SPILLANE AT THE GLÓRACH on Friday, July 27. Contact 087 1383940.

 

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.

 

THANKS: Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, wish to gratefully acknowledge your generous contributions to their church gate collection in both Moyvane and Knockanure, the amount raised was E804.60.

 

CARE: Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, North Kerry Listowel provides a day care service for older people in the North Kerry area. This is an opportunity to socialise in a friendly and stimulating environment. Transport is available. For any further information please Contact Nora Hunt, Nurse Co-Ordinator on 068 22986.

 

OUTING: Athea Annual Outing on Tuesday, July 17th. Visiting the Delta Centre, Sensory Gardens in Carlow with an optional visit to Carlow Museum and free time for shopping in town. Bus departs from Newcastle West at 7.45am via Templeglantine, Athea 8.15am, Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Adare, South Court.   For more information contact Marie Wrenn on 087 7674832.

 

SALE OF PRODUCE:  The annual sale of the produce from Abbeyfeale Parish Community Garden will take place on Sunday July 22.  It will be held in the grounds of the church following the 9.15am and 12 noon Masses.   Proceeds will go to Fr. Tim Galvin for his Mission in South Soudan. Fr. Tim Galvin from Kilmanihan Brosna gave the homily at Kiltegan Family Day on Sunday July 1st.  Tim is home on holidays from South Sudan. He is a second cousin of Julia Stack Moyvane.

 

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: will hold a Blood Donor clinic in  The Brandon Hotel, Tralee on Monday from 5pm –8.30pm Tues, Weds & Thurs from 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm, 16th –19th July.  Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the  treatment  they  need.  One

 

Donation can save up to 3 Lives.

 

GRAVEYARD Masses: Templeathea on Friday, July 20th at 7.30pm.Holy Cross on Tuesday, July 24th at 7.30pm. Duagh Cemetery on Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.Lyre Cemetery on July 29th at 11am. Tarbert Church Grounds – Fri. 27th July 7pm; Kilconly Fri. 27th July 7.30pm; Reilig Mhichíl – Wed. 1st Aug. 7pm; Lislaughtin – Fri. 3rd Aug. 7pm; Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

 

Mass on Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery; Tuesday 7th August, Knockanure; Wednesday 8th August, Mass at  Murhur, all cemetery Masses in parish at 8pm.  Clean up at  Reilig Ide Naofa on every Tuesday evening   for one hour.

 

FLEADH: Turkish Airlines and Globe Travel have announced sponsorship of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 18th The McLain Family Band; Fri. 20th Sherlock Homes and on Sat. 21st Big Maggie to celebrate the 90th anniversary of birth of J B Keane.

 

PIPE BAND, NCW pipe Band celebrated 57 years of piping recently.

 

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP Venue: Boys School Abbeyfeale August 7th to August 10th 2018 from 9.30am. to 3pm. Activities: Sports, Art, Drama, Music & Faith lessons… Minimum age 5 yrs. Fee 1st Child €40 add children €25. Text Martina @ 087-2788834

 

FOYNES Air Show at 2pm on Sat. 28th July, the Irish Corps are taking part for first time to mark the Ireland’s first peacekeeping deployment in 1958.  

 

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.

 

TARBERT HOUSE – Tarbert House is now open for visitors and will remain open until 31st Aug. The house is open Mon. to Sat. You can book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

 

 COMMUNITY ALERT:  There is a new campaign on staying safe on the Internet.  It’s http://www.gov.ie go to the search box and write in Be Safe Online.  There’s loads of tips available.

 

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

 

LOUGH DERG; The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. 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

 

ST PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE:

 

Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy from 21st—28th September, 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.

 

VISIT of POPE 1979; Kerryman 28 September, Ballylongford notes mentioned, a large number of parishioners will travel to Limerick on Monday for Papal Visit.

 

Tarbert Notes mentioned that 60 boys and girls going to Galway for Youth Mass.

 

Knockanure Moyvane Pioneers Charity walk mentioned in Notes. Also Dan Keane’s Birthday and visit of Jerry Kennelly now residing in Dublin. Bus leaving for Galway Papal Visit  at 19.30pm on Saturday.

 

Ballyduff notes advised, to have food and clothes for 24 hours ready for the big day.

 

 

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, Saturday, September 29, 1979; Page: 6

 

Dr. Browne a guest at secret lunch

 

 

 

THE FORMER Bishop of Galway, Most Rev. Michael Browne is believed to be among a small group of dignitaries who will lunch with, the Pope, during his visit to Galway, on Sunday.

 

 

 

The arrangements for the lunch, which is to be hosted by the Bishop of Galway, Most Rev. Eamonn Casey, have been a totally guarded secret, with Vatican Officials insisting that the Holy Father avail of the 50-minute meal, as a time of complete rest. The total number to attend the lunch which will be given at the Bishop's residence. Mount St. Mary's, in Taylor's Hill, is understood to be about 12. Apart from Pope John Paul and Dr. Casey, these will also include Dr. Browne, (84); who was Bishop of Galway from 1937 until his retirement in 1976; the Papal Nuncio, Dr. Alibrandi, Cardinal 0 Fiaich. the Archbishop of Dublin. Dr. Ryan, the Archbishop of Tuam. Dr. Cunnane, the Minister for Defence, Mr. Molloy, the Mayor of Galway, Aid. Michael O hUighinn, the personal attendant to the Pope, Bishop Marcinkus, and possibly same other members of the Papal party.

 

 

 

A tight security net will be thrown around tile Bishop's palace for the entire visit. The grounds are surrounded by high walls and trees providing little opportunity for the public to catch a glimpse of the Pope. The Bell Helicopter, carrying the Pope, will land at the Bishop's House, where a special area has been cleared. He will arrive from Ballybrit shortly after 1 p.m. and is due to fly to Knock for the ceremonies there, just after 2.00 p.m. Meanwhile, a stern warning was issued yesterday, to members of the International Press to obey security instructions at the Ballybrit racecourse, where over 200,000 people are expected for the youth Mass.

 

 

 

The Press directive is understood to be aimed particularly at the Vatican Press Corps, who have been known to infringe instructions in an effort to get the best vantage points.

 

 

 

Said Chief Press Officer, Mr. Eoin Patton, "We are aware of what has happened on previous occasions during Papal visits to other countries but anybody who ignores the arrangements that have been laid down will have his accreditation immediately withdrawn, and will be ejected from, the ceremonies.

 

"It is essential that everybody, including the Press, will co-operate with the arrangements which have been made. If there is the slightest trouble in this regard, there will be immediate reaction, but we are hoping that there will be no problems."

 

2018 July 11 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Day on Monday 9th.  Music by Stevie Donegan. If attending please ring the office on 49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

 “THOUGHT FOR THE DAY”: Congratulations to Murhur Students for “Thought For The Day” recently on Radio Kerry.

 

PARISH Party on July 22nd, beginning with mass at noon.

 

PET Care event at Listowel Library on 11th July at 2 pm.

 

FRUIT: Blackcurrants are ripe and the blackbirds are having a feast, the fine weather continues and trees planted this year by council are dying and others are showing signs of shock.

 

TIDY TOWNS, wonderful to see all the voluntary care and work by public spirited people.

 

 FREE Seminar on listowel’s Architectural Legacy on Tuesday July 10th, starting at 10am, details from 068 22212. J B Keane Three day event in Listowel 19th to 21st July, more from 068 22212.

 

BUS to see the pope, contact your local parish office.

 

LOTTO Results for Knockanure GAA; There was no winner of the €8800 jackpot on Friday 6th July. Numbers drawn were 7, 18, 27, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Dapper & Patsy Walsh, c/o Flynn’s Bar; 2. Briana Keane, Greenville Listowel; 3. John & Rose, c/o O’Briens Bar; 4. Mike Collins, Lisaniska; 5. Declan O’Connor, Kilmeaney. Next jackpot will be up to €8900 with draw due to be held on Friday 13th July. The Club would like to congratulate Fr. Sean Jones, Moyvane on his ordination on Sunday 1st July 2018. A wonderful and joyful occasion celebrated by many parishioners he became the first priest to be ordained in the Diocese of Kerry since 2007. Fr. Sean Jones’s ordination was held in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane in a ceremony presided over by Bishop Ray Browne. We would like to wish Fr. Jones the very best in his future ministry.

 

  A COMMUNITY THAT CREATES ... I am reminded of the opening hymn of the Ordination last Sunday ... “This Day was made by Lord, we rejoice and are glad”. Sunday was truly a day to rejoice and to celebrate the faith that each one of us has in our hearts. All of us on that day, I am sure, felt a sense of how alive our faith is in our Church and how we are stronger when we gather together. During the ceremony, thoughts of life growing up in Moyvane ran through my mind, the people who journeyed with me, be it my neighbours in Aughrim, my teachers in Murhur, the friends I sat with in the classroom, the farmers on their way to the creamery, the faces from around the village, the gathering for Mass on the weekends ... it was community, it was a sense of being part of something other than just ourselves. It is where we learn to become the people the Lord wants us to be, people of love and compassion. Vocations are a result of community, a community that shares faith, encourages prayer and supports participation in the life of the Church. Over the years that faith was shared with me, I was encouraged by everyone’s prayers and I was supported and encouraged to make it a lived reality in my life. May the vulnerabilities of our lives not prevent us from knowing the Lord who loves us unconditionally. Let these days be one of new beginnings where we can re-enkindle the fire of faith within us, that our hearts, minds and souls are gazing upon the love, mercy and compassion of Jesus Christ. Let us support each other on that journey. Fr. Seán Jones. (From Parish newsletter)

 

               

 

DIED in England recently, Denis O Sullivan of Bunagara.

 

DEATH: Mary Kirby (nee Dalton) Parkanna, Athea, died on the 5th July 2018. Survived by her husband James, son Patrick, daughters Bernie and Maria, sister Peg Hurley, daughter-in-law Rachel, and grandson Conor, Requiem Mass on Saturday was celebrated for Mary Kirby at Athea Parish Church, and burial afterwards at Temple Athea Cemetery.                                                                                                           ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Rosario Weir, Brendan Finucane, Maureen Leech, Bridie Reilly, Peg Vaughan, Dan Flynn, Peg Brouder, , Sr. M Joseph Sheehy, Jeremah Cronin, Aidan Holly, Mary McCarthy, Anna Danaher, Ted McElligott, Martin McGrath, Mgr. Padraig O’Fiannachta, Mass on Thurs 12th at 7.30pm for Peg Brouder, Kilbaha; Fri 13th  at 7.30pm for Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South; Sun 15th 11.00am mass for Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha (Anni) & her husband Thomas.

 

Mass Moyvane Sat 14th at 7.30pm for Private Intention. Mass Knockanure Sun 15th at 10.00am for Private Intention.

 

MEDJUGORJE Prayer meeting in Listowel at 7pm on 9th July.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  Meeting on 9th July at 9pm in the Marian Hall. Mass on Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery; Tuesday 7th August, Knockanure; Wednesday 8th August, Mass at  Murhur, all cemetery Masses in parish at 8pm. 

 

JOHN SPILLANE AT THE GLÓRACH on Friday, July 27. Contact 087 1383940.

 

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.

 

FR. SEAN: The Rev. Sean Jones was ordained to the Priesthood on Sunday July the first in The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane at 3 pm. He celebrated his first Mass the following day in Moyvane at 7.30pm. Sean is from Moyvane and attended Tarbert Comprehensive School where he was very involved in the life of the school. Sean was also an active member of the No Name Club, an alcohol and drug free social interaction space. Following his degree in Theology as a lay student in Maynooth, he joined the Pallottines. Sean moved from the Pallottines to the diocese of Kerry in 2013 and his diaconate formation and ministry was facilitated in the parishes and pastoral areas of Listowel and Killarney. He asks us to keep him in our prayers at this time. Sean was in past 12 months ministering as a deacon in the parish of Killarney. Voluntary work of locals in all aspects of the occasion, is appreciated by all of us, it will inspire and motivate us in the years to come.

 

Two other people are training for the priesthood from the Diocese of Kerry currently.

 

KERRY 53-parish diocese, has six parishes without full-time priests and this is the first ordination since 2007. 48 priests below the age of retirement, are involved in parish ministry. Of these, 11 are in their 70s, five are under 50, and one is under 40.

 

CHURCH: Bishop Ray Browne 6th July 2018, Appointments: Fr. Anthony O Sullivan returns from Sabbatical and during the coming year will supply for priests taking short sabbatical breaks. Fr Bernard Healy curate St Johns Parish Tralee to pursue further studies in the Irish College Rome. Fr Sean Jones newly ordained to be curate St John’s Parish Tralee.

 

BROSNA: Lisa McHugh & Mike Denver, a night to remember in Brosna Town 13th July from 1900 – 2300 hours. Funds raised will go towards the Renovation Fund and other important projects in Knockaclarig and Brosna churches.

 

A WALK TO REMEMBER – On Sunday July 15th at 1.30pm, there will be a walk to remember all lost love ones on Ballybunion beach. All proceeds received on the day will be donated to The Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry.

 

ANNUAL DUAGH GRAVEYARD MASS will be held at Springmount Cemetery on  Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.

 

SALE OF PRODUCE:  The annual sale of the produce from Abbeyfeale Parish Community Garden will take place on Sunday July 22.  It will be held in the grounds of the church following the 9.15am and 12 noon Masses.   Proceeds will go to Fr. Tim Galvin for his Mission in South Soudan.

 

OFFERTORY BOXES:  The new year of the Offertory Box Scheme commenced last Sunday July 1st.    Any remaining boxes can be collected after Mass this weekend or from the Parish Office.  I invite you to look at your letter enclosed in the box, which has the details of your contribution for 2017.   Those who are in tax system and who contribute over €250 or more to the Offertory and Parish Dues can help the Parish to benefit from the Tax Rebate Scheme available to Charities. For example:  A contribution of €250 can obtain a refund of €112.32 from Revenue, €300 a refund of €134.78, €350 a refund of €157.25.  If your contribution exceeds €250 and you have not signed a CHY3 cert you may consider doing so as this would benefit the Parish greatly.  If you haven’t received an Offertory box and wish to join the scheme have a private word with Jacqueline in the Office who will give you the details of the scheme. 

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 11th The Best of Traditional; Thursday 12th Magic in My Eyes, based on courtship of Thomas hardy and Emma Gifford; Wed. 18th The McLain Family Band, details from 068 22566.

 

CROMWELL’S FORT:  The Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society have organised an evening outing to Cromwell's Fort, Limerick on Wednesday, July 11. Contact John Elliott 086 3117161.   

 

GRAVEYARD:  Clean up at Reilig Ide Naofa on every Tuesday evening   for one hour.

 

GLIN: Dates to Remember: 8th July – Water Safety lessons; 21st July – Annual Charity Swim; 22nd July – Glin Knights Charity Cycle; 29th July – Glin Castle Open Day – tour of Castle & Gardens.

 

DANCING: Cronin School of Irish Dancing Summer Camp: Beginners & New Start: 9th to 13th July from 10a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Advanced/Competitive: 16th to 20th July, 10a.m. to 2.00 p.m. Contact Johnny (087) 1151461.

 

CAHIRMEE FAIR Thursday 12th July 2018

 

  In the pre-1914 days, Cahirmee was the venue of what was the greatest horse fair in the British Isles, If not in Europe. Looking back the bridge of nearly four decades, one can now realise why the fair was such an event in the lives of every resident both in Buttevant and Doneraile, especially in the former. Imagine Buttevant and all the roads leading to it thronged with horses for three successive days/and the field of Cahirmee.

 

http://www.buttevant.ie/History/Cahirmee-Fair.html

 

LOUGH DERG 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. 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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276 or adfertretreat@eircom.net

 

Growing Old Gracefully:  Facilitated by Fr. John Dunne & Mary Glynn.  Due to popular demand a New Guided Participative Experience weekend retreat is now scheduled from Fri. 13th to Sun. 15th July.

 

Foyer deCharite: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Mon. 13th to Sun. 19th Aug. Information/booking contact: Helen - 0861678027 hellywilliams@gmail.com

 

CATHOLIC SUMMER YOUTH FESITVAL:  will take place from 16th to 19th August in Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary.  Book online today on www.youth2000.ie or 01/6753690.  Ages 16 – 35.  Free buses.  Donation only. 

 

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: In the Priory Institute, Tallaght.  Attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght or online from the comfort of your own home.  Build modules towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in

 

Theology.  Applications before 25th September on 01/4048124 or www.prioryinstitute.com 

 

FAMILIES FACING POVERTY: As we prepare to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland in August, we continue our prayer for families. This week our focus is on praying for families facing poverty. To get the prayer leaflet, click onto www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

CAINT AGUS CRAIC:  Castleisland Library are hosting  an hour of caint craic & comhrá as Gaeilge on 8 Thursdays during June July & August from 1 -2pm.   All adult are welcome to join in.  It is not an Irish class, adults with very basic Irish are as welcome as fluent Irish speakers. Call in this Summer and take part in Bliain na Gaeilge.

 

VISIT of POPE; Irish Independent 1905-current, Friday, September 28, 1979; Page: 8

 

Some idea of the vast throng which will congregate in the Phoenix Park for the Pope's Mass can be got from this picture of the attendance at the Eucharistic Congress ceremonies there in 1932

 

1932

 

THERE seems to be nothing that Irish people love better than an anniversary. Minute differences can be sunk for the moment, while all indulge in the harmless art of remembering. The visit of Pope John Paul II will have no direct correspondence to any similar event in the Irish past. There is no comparison, not even in the visit of the Papal Legate to Ireland in 1932 for the Eucharistic Congress.  Yet some parallels can be seen between the two visits. Just as the Pope draws huge crowds to the Phoenix Park and other venues, so the ears of Catholic Ireland tuned in to hear the Mass attended by an estimated million. The success of the 1932 visit owed a lot to the personality of the Legate, and his concern for the poor was real. John Paul II is no mean slouch when it comes to personality, and he is also well known for his common touch. However, the backdrop to the two events presents vast differences which illustrate the changed nature of Irish society in the intervening period. The decade before 1979 has left a bloody mark on Ireland's image, and the Church during that period has faced an unprecedented crisis of faith among a youth armed with their "free education", and bombarded daily with the "liberal" messages of foreign media, espousing principles contrary to traditional thought. Many young people ceased to look for explanations in traditional terms; they started to look for new, "more rational" explanations. Ireland was fast becoming secular in outlook, with the attendant trauma and crises when an established pattern of obedience is punctured by nagging doubts about authority. The Church was, for most of the decade, on the defensive. But to many in the Church this picture of falling attendances at the Sacraments, of people turning away from it in their thousands, depended more on trendy opinion than on hard fact. The decade before the Eucharistic Congress of 1932 was in marked contrast with this picture. The Irish Catholic Church displayed a confidence, which was partly based on pride in the new-found independence of the Irish Free State. The moral fibre of Catholicism shored up the foundations of the new State, giving it a firm allegiance. But pessimism seemed to be setting in among the bishops concerning the morals of their flock. The time-honoured platform for this was the Lenten Pastoral. They criticised a growing craze for pleasure, continuing intemperance, gambling, perjury and crimes of violence. They held their greatest concern for the laxity -they saw creeping into Irish morality. The "occasions of sin" had movement gained international status following the issue of an encyclical by Pope Pius XI in 1931. This advised that the Catholic answer to the class war was in stressing the harmony between different groups.' Catholic Action emphasised the lay apostalate. Irish Catholicism showed a preoccupation with the dangers of world Communism. Ireland was seen to be in the front line of the "blood reddened" barricades against this new atheism.

 

 

 

Other examples of. Catholic Action were the St. Vincent de Paul Society and Muintir na Tire. The Vincent de Paul Society in addition to its social work in the cities, was active in providing increased, the dangers of dancing threatened the destruction of virtue, "bad" books poisoned the Catholic mind. The emphasis placed on these varied from bishop to bishop, but there was a general consent about the potential dangers and temptations facing the Irish people. The picture of the decade was not as bleak as the moral diagnosis of the bishops might indicate, and there were increasing signs of activity by individual laymen and priests to enrich the social role of the Church, a service for sailors in the ports of Ireland which had large import tonnage. In Dublin, this included the running of the Catholic Seamen's Institute.-There was a nightly recital of the rosary. A prime aim of this type of work was to lure sailors away from the temptations of port life .  This service The first, and most resilient, of these new groups was the Legion of Mary. Founded in December, 1921, in a back street in a poor quarter of Dublin, its firsts work was to form a small band of workers to visit the poor in the Dublin Union Hospital. It soon branched out into visiting the homes of poor people; its members distributed Catholic literature to counteract the "evil literature campaign". They promoted sodality membership, "rescue work", and work for the foreign missions. The Legion did not primarily concern itself  with "corporal relief" measures, aiming also at the spiritual benefit. By the mid-1930s it had more than ' 9,000 members in Dublin alone. The Legion was an early example of what came to be known as 'Catholic Action.

 

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An early sign of the influence of the 1931 papal encyclical on Irish social life was the foundation in 1931 of Muintir na Tire. It started off as an economic organisation Based on Flemish and French models.

 

 

 

A reforming evangelical  spirit marked the policies of Catholic agencies. The definition of "Catholic" was rigid, and one commentator condemned the "native secular press" for opening their columns to reports of  Protestant synods, and speeches by Jews and Moderators. They were accused of publishing advertisements which bordered on the obscene. The Catholic press of the period, reached high circulation figures during the twenties and the thirties, mainly because of the success of new publications such as "The Standard" which was founded in 1928.  There was also a large number of libraries which made, sure that books were free from "evil". The largest, the Central Catholic Library, had been set up in 1922, and had more than 18,000 volumes by 1932. Sodalities, such as the Sodality of the Immaculate Conception in St. Francis Xavier's Church in Lower Gardiner Street, Dublin, also had their own libraries.

 

 

 

The highlight for Catholics of this decade before the Eucharistic Congress was the celebrations for the centenary of Catholic Emancipation in 1929. That year marked an important landmark in relations between the Vatican and Ireland.

 

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They had three years to prepare the 1932 Congress and did themselves proud. We have had only two months' official notice of this papal visit and it looks as if the sentiments of 1932 will be eclipsed by the enthusiasm of 1979. It will be a unique opportunity for a vast, hitherto silent majority to show the world that the Irish are not a race hell bent on denominational suicide.

 

(See paper for long article on Dr. Alibrandi, by Mary Gaffney, describes his life and times)

 

 

 

 

 

Drought reports from old Papers

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/?s=Drought

 

 

 

Horse fair July 2018

 

https://youtu.be/0La8FnKJHMI

 

 

 

 

 

On 2 July 2019 one of nature’s most impressive phenomena will be visible from ESO’s La Silla Observatory in Chile — a total solar eclipse. As these are very rare — the next one visible from La Silla will occur in 212 years — ESO is organising a campaign of observing and outreach activities on site, allowing the general public to experience this spectacular event. Tickets to participate will be available from 13:00 CEST/07:00 CLT on Friday 13 July 2018.

 

The release, images and videos are available on:

 

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1822/

 

 

 

COLUMBAN: On Sunday 29 June, the Missionary Society of Saint Columban celebrated the 100th anniversary of their foundation as the ‘Maynooth Mission to China’ in 1918. Archbishop Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin, joined with members of the society on the day to celebrate Mass at the home of the Columban Father’s in Dalgan Park in Navan, where he said that the Church owes ‘a great debt of gratitude’ to the Columban tradition.

 

http://www.dioceseofkerry.ie/catholic-news-article/?ID=2

 

 

 

GERARD MacElligott a man with many local connections is captain of Irish team.

 

The World Senior Team Championships 2018. Location   Radebul, Germany

 

Start date 2018-07-07, End date 2018-07-15, Sections  50+, 65+

 

https://www.icu.ie/events/1046

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extra for July 4 2018

Hundreds of people gathered yesterday in Moyvane church for the ordination of Sean Jones, the first priest ordained to the diocese of Kerry since 2007. It was an occasion to rejoice and give thanks to God. Listowel Choir enhanced the ceremony greatly with their glorious music. Local singer Sean Ahern, was still singing his best, having started his singing career many years ago with Moyvane choir. Most of the Kerry priests attended, including some of them who have been retired for many years. Others who wish to be present were at Family and Mission Day in Dalgan Park celebrating 100 years of mission.  Following the ordination the community retired to the Community Centre for refreshments and the atmosphere was one of great celebration. Prayers are requested for the newly ordained Fr. Sean Jones. First Mass on Monday 2nd July at 7.30pm.

 

 

 

SUNDAY morning 9.00-10.00 RADIO KERRY. 8th July local born priest Fr. Pat Ahern, will recall 50 years of Siamsa.

 

 

DEATH has occurred of John Joe McElligott, Lartigue View, Clieveragh, Listowel, and late of Duagh. John Joe died on the 27th of June, 2018 at Listowel Community Hospital. Predeceased by his  brothers Billy, Tim, Thomas, and sister Maura. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Maura, son Patrick (Kilmorna), daughters Patricia, Catriona, and Moira, brothers Tony and Michael, sisters Hannah, Kay, Margaret and Philis, in-laws, 8 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces,

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto. There was no winner of the €8700 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 13, 17,and 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. J&M Harley, c/o John Barry; 2. Tim O’Brien, Taur, Duagh; 3. Mick Flaherty, Knockanure ; 4. Eilish & Ciara Walsh, 6. Beechgrove, Listowel, and 5. Monica Heffernan, Clieveragh, Listowel. Next draw to be held on Friday 6th July with jackpot rising to €8800.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Shine of Moyvane on his 90th birthday.

2018 July 4 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

BEACH in Ballybunion is like old times, crowded and enjoying the sun.

 

RAMBLING House on the 5th July 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 9th July.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE Scoil Chorp Chriost had their Graduation Day on the 26th June 2018. The pupils leaving ate Jakub, Sarah, Nicola, Lucy, Aisling, Megan, Sean and Ciara. Wishing them a meaningful and safe road ahead.

 

FIRST MASS Mon 2nd at 7.30pm, of Fr. Seán Jones in Moyvane Church.   An open invitation is extended to all Parishioners and friends of Seán and of Moyvane Parish to attend this celebration. First Blessing after mass.  Refreshments available in the Community Centre after.  

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Please note First Friday calls will take place on Thursday 12th for Knockanure/Duagh and Friday 13th for Moyvane. 

 

DEATH WATERBURY - Daniel F. Kennelly, 80, passed away Sunday, June 3, 2018 at Waterbury Hospital.  He was the husband of Beverly M. (Pirone) Kennelly. Mr. Kennelly was born November 29, 1937 in Croughcroneen, Lixnaw, County Kerry, Ireland, the son of the late Jett and Margaret (Lyons) Kennelly.  He came to the U.S. in 1961 and proudly served his country in the Army during the Vietnam War.

 

DEATH has taken place of Buckley, Nora, New York and formerly of Banaraha, Kilmorna, on June 24th 2018 In New York Hospital. Survived by her loving brother Michael, sister Maureen O'Connor, Bunagarha, Listowel. Pre-deceased by her sister Bridie Flavin. Sadly missed by her brother-in-law, nephews and nieces. Funeral Mass on Monday July 2 at 12 o’clock in Knockanure Church with burial Immediately afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Synan, Michael Murphy, Kathy O’Donovan, Dan Donoghue, John Joe O’Donnell, Sr. Ida Woulfe, Liam Buckley, Eileen Stack, Julia O’Connor, Mick Finucane, Johnny Horgan, Joseph O’Keeffe, Bettie Moloney, Jeremiah Carmody, Kit Windle, Joe Woods McConville, Breda Walsh, Mass in Moyvane on Tues 3rd at 7.30pm for Tess Mulvihill, Leitrim West; Fri 6th at               7.30pm for Fr. Jimmy Kissane & deceased of the Kissane Family, Ahalahana; Sat   7th at 7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice), Glasgow & Leitrim and mass on Sun 8th at 11.00am for Elsie Murphy, Ballyphehane, Cork (1st Anni). Knockanure Mass on Sun          8th at 10.00am for Parishioners

 

CEMETERY MASSES: Killahenny Cemetery Friday 13th July at 7.30 p.m.; Kilconly Cemetery Friday 27th July at 7.30 p.m., Duagh Cemetery Mass on Thursday 26th July at 8 p.m.

 

ST. V D P MEALS & WHEELS  are looking for Volunteers for just one hour a week for the summer months to deliver meals . Have you one hour to spare Monday to Friday’s the hour that desperately needs cover is 12.10pm.  to 1.10pm. Please if you have the time contact Mary Frances on 0877606829.

 

WANT TO START A MACRA CLUB IN MOYVANE? Contact John Martin Carroll County Development Officer on 087/1233251.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE; A meeting to discuss the establishment of a walking group for the Listowel area due to take place at Listowel FRC on Monday July 2nd at 11.30am.

 

THANK YOU; Grace Leahy who is with the Holy Family Mission in the Diocese of Waterford wishes to express her heartfelt thanks to all who contributed so generously the collection for the Holy Family Mission last weekend.  The amount raised was €911.23.  

 

LISTOWEL MS SOCIETY:  wish to gratefully acknowledge your generous contributions to their Church Gate Collections recently in both Moyvane and Knockanure.  The amount raised was €650.

 

ARAS MHUIRE NURSING HOME: thank & acknowledge €230 collected at their Church gate Collection.

 

DANCING: Cronin School of Irish Dancing Summer Camp: Beginners & New Start: 9th to 13th July from 10a.m. to 2.00 p.m. daily. Advanced/Competitive: 16th to 20th July, 10a.m. to 2.00 p.m. daily. Family discount available. Contact Johnny (087) 1151461

 

SWIMMING GLIN PIER: Swimming Lessons and Water Safety Weeks. July week: Registration at Glin Pier on Sunday, July 8 at 12 noon. Week starts Monday, July 9 and finishes on 13/14th July. August week: Registration at Glin Pier on Sunday, August 12 at 12 noon. Week starts Monday, July 13 and finishes on 17/18 August.

 

PILGRIMAGE - to Knock for the Parishes of Tarbert, Moyvane and Knockanure will take place on Wednesday 4th July. The bus will leave Knockanure at 7.30am, Moyvane at 7.35am and Tarbert at 7.45 a.m. Contact Nuala Carmody on 068- 36166 or Margaret on 087 - 2976304.

 

BUS TO PAPAL MASS: The Pastoral area are organising a bus to the Papal Mass being held in                                                                                                       the Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August 2018.

 

A bus will be travelling from Duagh/Lyre for this Mass Adults and over 16’s €20 To book a place this bus please contact Duagh Parish Office or Larry Long on 087-4138934, free tickets for the Mass will be provided to people travelling on this bus.

 

ROADS: Surface of Glin Roads: Councillor John Sheahan welcomes a cash injection of €250,000 by Limerick City and County Council for a new overlay of streets in Glin Town. We still have painted potholes on the Old School road Knockanure.

 

OUTING on Tuesday July 17th. Visiting the Delta Centre, Sensory Gardens in Carlow with an optional visit to Carlow Museum and free time for shopping in town. Bus departs from Newcastle West at 7.45am via Templeglantine, Athea 8.15am, Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Adare, South Court.   For more information contact Marie Wrenn on 087 7674832 or Joan Fitzgibbon on 087 9865005.

 

A musical coach will depart from Sheehan’s Road Newcastle West at 9am on Saturday July 7 for the Willie Clancy Festival taking place in Milltown Malbay, and Spanish Point in Clare. It will be a day of music song and dance in the various venues, and all are welcome to come on board. Names with € 10 deposit to Ita Mc Quinn, Monagea Telephone 087-2593415.

 

TRIP to Dalgan Park celebrating Columban Centenary. Family and Mission Day in Dalgan Park celebrating 100 years of mission. Train from Tralee July 1st at 7.10 in the morning was met by Special Bus to Dalgan Park at Heuston Station. Phone: 087 6030285.

 

LOUGH DERG trip 10th to 12th July and 10th to 12th August, details from 087 3966399.

 

FUNDRAISING: Moyvane GAA pitch is undergoing a major redevelopment this year, to bring it up to a better standard for the future. We are hoping to organise a big fundraiser later in the year. Anyone who would be interested in getting involved or who has any ideas, please contact club

 

PRO Katie Galvin on 0870568209 to express interest.

 

ORDAINED: On Saturday 23 June 2018, Archbishop Eamon Martin ordained eight priests for the Missionary Society of Saint Paul in Nigeria. The open air ordination Mass was celebrated at the National Missionary Seminary of Saint Paul outside Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria, and was attended by thousands of family and friends of the ordinands.

 

CUL 4 LIFE, GAA Camp, Listowel 2nd to 6th July and Moyvane 23rd to 27th July.

 

WALK: Ardfert Historical Society: Free guided walking tours of Ardfert Village will begin on Thurs 5 July – Thurs 9 August (every Thursday).  Meet at Ardfert church at 8 pm.  One hour duration approx.   All are welcome.

 

ANNUAL MEDJUGORJE MASS AT ST. BRENDANS CHURCH TRALEE ON MONDAY 9 JULY AT 7.30 PM.  ALL WELCOME.

 

KERRY, CORK, LIMERICK CANCER LINK BUS:   A fundraising dance will take place in Fr Casey’s Club house Abbeyfeale on Friday, July 6 in aid of the Kerry Cork Limerick Cancer Health Link Bus.   Music is to the Premier Blue Boys with special guests Mike Mini Moore McCarthy, Marian Kirby, the Diamond sisters and Norah Hickey.   Dancing is from 9 - 1am, finger food will be served and a raffle will take place.   Benny Thade McCarthy 0879918546.

 

OPEN: Glin Castle and Gardens will be open for guided tours on Sunday, July 29th. Gates will open at 12 noon and the 10 euro admission charge will cover tours of the castle and gardens and light refreshments on the castle lawns. 

 

 WALK TO REMEMBER: Please join  us  to remember your lost loved ones. Sunday July 15th at 1.30pm at Ladies Beach, Ballybunion.  €5 registration fee in aid of the Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Kerry. Further information from 086 8148104.

 

CONCERT with Mike Denver and featuring Lisa McHugh at the Square, Brosna on Friday July 13th. Opens at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm.  All  proceeds  in  aid  of  Brosna  Church restoration fund.

 

 POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK On Sunday 26th August. Listowel Parish has tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the Bus that the Parish has organised. The bus will cost €20 each the parish has paid a percentage of the total cost of the bus, tickets for the Mass are free. We have blocked booked tickets for our parish please let the Parish office know if you are interested.            

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Growing Old Gracefully:  Facilitated by Fr. John Dunne & Mary Glynn.  Due to popular demand a New Guided Participative Experience now scheduled from Fri 13th to Sun 15th July. Book now to secure your reservation. Contact: 066/7134276 or ardfertretreat@eircom.net

 

 

 

ICON: A six day Icon Painting Workshop will be held in Knock from October 8th to 13th 2018

 

Alexian Brothers Knock, Contact: theodoreicons@gmail.com

 

PILGRIMAGE:   What is a pilgrimage? It's certainly not a vacation, says Greg Friedman, OFM, who leads tours in Assisi, Italy, and the Holy Land. "When you go on pilgrimage," Fr. Greg says, "you are there to allow God to work in your life."

 

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND: We wish the 37 pilgrims traveling to Poland this Sunday on the Listowel Parish Pilgrimage every blessing. They leave Sunday morning and return home on Saturday evening next.

 

CLANMAURICE CREDIT UNION LTD. WITH REGRET CLOSES ITS SUB-OFFICE AT CEOLANN ON FRIDAY, JUNE 29th, 2018.   During the 1980’s this sub-office was opened at the behest of community activists.  The late Gerard and Betty Lovett provided accommodation.  In 1984 the late Diarmuid O’Cathain and others provided an office in Ceolann which proved most successful.  The B.O.D. wish to thank the many volunteers who have contributed their free time to operating the office since the beginning.   This commitment allowed the office to open weekly.  Clanmaurice C.U. Ltd wish to advise that all members going forward will be served by the Ballyduff Office.  All concerns, queries or questions to be directed to the Ballyduff office on (066) 7131277.

 

PALATINE Centre Rathkeale open 2-5pm on Tues, Wed, Thurs and Sunday.

 

ENVIRONMENT: Pope Francis offers us 10 tips on how we can improve the environment....how many can you achieve?

 

  Heating: the Pope advises us to wear warmer clothes and to avoid turning heaters on.

 

    Avoiding the use of plastic and paper materials.

 

    Reducing water consumption.

 

    Separating waste.

 

    Cooking only what is reasonably going to be eaten.

 

    Treating other living beings with care.

 

    Using public transportation or sharing a vehicle among several people.

 

    Planting trees.

 

    Turning off unnecessary lamps.

 

    Thanking God before and after meals.

 

POPE In Ireland 1979.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, September 28, 1979; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Mick Spillane the Kerry footballer, who will represent the athletic youth of Ireland in the offertory procession at the Pope's Mass in Galway on Sunday.

 

Mick, who is a youth community worker in Bandon, will wear a green and gold track suit when he approaches the alter. He'll carry an oak sapling which will be blessed by the Pope and brought back to Kerry for planting.

 

Mick, from Templenoe was one of three brothers (Pat and Tom are the other two) to play for Kerry in Croke Park on All- Ireland day.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, September 28, 1979; Page: 2

 

Guides for Limerick

 

THE Church of Ireland Dean of Kerry's wife. Mrs. Martha Gray Stack, will be accompanying an inter-denominational group of Girl Guides from Kenmare to Limerick for the Pope's visit on Monday.

 

About twenty members of Kenmare’s newly formed Roughly Girl Guide Company and four leaders, including Mrs. Gray-Stack, will make the trip by train from Killarney to Limerick early on Monday morning.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, September 28, 1979; Page: 2

 

LISTOWEL Curate, Father John O'Sullivan, has been preparing, a special gift to present to Pope John Paul this week-end.

 

Father O'Sullivan, who earlier this year won, the award for the best Irish entry in Writers' Week literary competitions, is producing a book which will be presented to the Pope as a gift from the Kerry Diocese.

 

"It is hoped that the book, will be presented to Pope John Paul while he is in Dublin,'' explained Father O'Sullivan.

 

The book, printed by The Kerryman Ltd., and published by the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, contains 100 pages, including a, foreword by Bishop Kevin, McNamara, the Pope will receive a special, leather-bound volume of the book.

 

The book contains articles about well-known Kerry personalities, including Saint Brendan, O'Sullivan-Beare, and Daniel, O'Connell. It also contains a large amount of poetry, some of it written in both Irish and English by Father O'Sullivan himself.

 

Any profit from the sale of the book—500 copies are being printed—will go to the Saint Vincent de Paul Society.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, September 28, 1979; Page: 12

 

 

 

AFTER GALWAY comes Limerick, where Fr. Ahern has been asked to look after the Irish input into the Mass. This will come from many sources, including twelve members of his own Siamsa Tire Group in Tralee. They will sing A Iosa Mhills, as one of the Communion hymns. The gifts For the Offertory procession will be carried by people of all ages in sciobs, modelled on the sciob (sciath) presented to Fr. Ahern by Gerard McCarthy, of Finuge. The baskets are being made in Limerick. Fr. Tom Egan, the Tralee man who is CC, in Firies, has charge of choral arrangements for Limerick. He has gathered 150 people together, including some from, Killarney and Listowel, and they have been attending two practices a week, a condition of being invited, to sing. He himself will sing, the psalm of the Mass. He, composed it for Eamon Casey's ordination as Bishop in Killarney, in 1969. Fr. John Keogh, who will be remembered in Killarney for his lovely voice, will be the crowd warmer in Limerick, leading the congregation in preparation for the arrival of the Pope and Mass. Fr. Keogh, a Youghal man, is now Director of the Communications Centre, in Dublin.

 

 

 

KAVANAGH: While still within the 50th anniversary year of the death of poet Patrick Kavanagh, our annual Celebration Day offered us an opportunity to celebrate formally our Monaghan poet in a joint presentation by Art and Úna Agnew SSL, both of whom are specialists in the life and times of the poet

 

http://sistersofstlouis.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1gv1vqyiq6jdxav81nwt7w?a=1&p=53553582&t=19890245

 

 

 

Ballybunion June 2018

 

https://youtu.be/3CKQLVB8e8I

 

 

 

TEN TIPS FOR SUMMER SECURITY FROM IFA

 

 

 

Don’t forget about home and farm security during the good weather, Limerick man and IFA Deputy President Richard Kennedy has advised.

 

 

 

“It is important to be vigilant about your home and farm security during the summer when homes are more likely to be unoccupied or accessible. Never assume that because you are at home or nearby, your farm or property is safe,” Richard advises.

 

 

 

Ten tips to keep your home and farm secure this summer

 

 

 

Lock windows on the ground floor level.

 

 

 

Ensure that, if you are opening windows on the first floor, they cannot be entered from a porch, drain pipe or a ladder left out.

 

 

 

Be clever about how you lock up and when going to bed at night; make sure that if you are leaving a window open, it is not accessible.

 

 

 

If you are working in the farmyard or garden, make sure you have locked all the doors and windows to your home as you may be easily distracted in your work

 

 

 

If you are working with power tools or gardening equipment be extra vigilant as you may not hear a person entering your property.

 

 

 

Carry a key with you; don’t be tempted to leave the key under a pot or stone near the door

 

 

 

If you are to the rear of the property your home may appear to be unoccupied which might draw a criminal’s attention

 

 

 

Consider setting the alarm if you feel that you may get distracted in your work or nod off while relaxing.

 

 

 

When you are finished working outside, make sure to put away the power tools and machinery. Take a few minutes to ensure the safety of your property.

 

 

 

Mark your property – overt and covert markings will deter criminals and can help to reunite you with stolen property if it is stolen and subsequently recovered.

 

 

 

 

 

2018 June 27 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

ORDINATION;    Mass of Ordination of Séan Jones, Aughrim. There is an open invitation to everyone to join us at 3.00pm on Sunday July 1st, Moyvane Church for this celebration.

 

MASS in Knockanure; Tues 26th  at 12noon, Graduation Mass for 6th Class of Scoil Chorp Chríost

 

(Mass in the Church) and on Sun 1st at 10.00am, Mass in thanksgiving for the recent fine weather.

 

BEST WISHES to Breda Lane Kilmorna who married Andrew Flavin in Moyvane Church on 15th June 2018. Fr. Kevin McNamara officiated. Best man was Ian Flavin and groomsmen were Gerard Flavin, Sean Considine and Kieran Lane. Bridesmaids were Kelly McNamara, Nora Quilter, Georgina Lyons and Carole Van Damme. The bride id daughter of Thady and Betty Lane and the groom’s parents are Denis and Geraldine Flavin.

 

Best Wishes also to Sheila Enright daughter of Billy and Mary of Ballylongford and Michael Leahy, son of John and Tina of Beenanaspug who were married at Ballylongford by Fr. Padraig Kennelly. Best man was Conor Leahy and groomsmen were John Leahy, Mick Nolan and Jeremiah Keane. Bridesmaids were Marie Daly, Sandra Enright, Grace Leahy and Keira Daly.

 

BEST Wishes to Aoife Stack of Carrueragh and David Roche, who were married at Listowel Church on the 16th June 2018, by Fr. Jim Lenihan and Fr. Bernard Healy. Best Man was Kevin Roche, Grooms Man was Rourke Bradley. Bridesmaids were; Kate Ivory and Kate Hannafin. Flowergirls; Aoibhinn Stack, Siun Stack and Anna Weeks. Pageboy Liam Stack.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Athea student, Jason Lynch who was first in the world out of over 14,800 students in the Association of Chartered Accountants Business Analysis Exam.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR THE PARISHES OF MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE TARBERT:  takes place on Wednesday 4th July.  Bus leaves Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.35am, and Tarbert 7.45 am. Contact Margaret: 087/ 2976304 or Nuala at: 068/36166. 

 

GAA JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €8600 Knockanure GAA  jackpot on Friday 22nd June. Numbers drawn were 4, 12, 26, 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Pat O’Connor Keylod; 2. Neasa Carmody Duagh; 3. Brian Mulvihill Kilflynn; 4. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure, and 5. Greg Quinn, Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 29th June with jackpot up to €8700.

 

The club would like extend warm congratulations to Aoife Stack who recently got married. Also the Breda Lane who was married recently also.

 

DEATH took place on 17th June 2018 of Fr. Bill Prendiville OSA, a native of Castleisland.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: John Culhane, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, Jeremiah O’Connor, Bess Horgan, John Sheehan, Jim Galvin, Kathleen O’Connor, Seamus Vaughan, John Joe Barrett, Dan O’Callaghan. Mass in Moyvane Church, Tues 26th at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, (Rec Dec, at the request of The North Kerry Board); Sat             30th at  7.30pm for Denis Nolan, Kilmeaney, his son P.J.  & Denis’s parents Patrick & Bridie, and Mass on Sun 1st at 11.00am for Angela Quinlan, Coolnaleen, (Rec Dec, mother to Valerie Stack & mother-in-law to Margaret Quinlan (née Meade), Aughrim).

 

                                 

 

SERVERS: New servers are most welcome starting with our First Holy Communicants this year and all primary school children who attend Masses in our parish.  Contact Bernie on 087/6287410 for Moyvane or Liz on 086/8417688 for Knockanure who would be happy to explain the procedures in both Churches.

 

CONGRATULATONS:  to the North Kerry Eagles Special Olympics Club who won 1 Gold, 7Silver, 1 Bronze, 5 Ribbons at the Ireland Games in Dublin recently. 

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY will take place next month.  It is hoped to start the day with the celebration of an open air Mass at 12noon. 

 

CEMETERY MASSES June 2018 St. Michaels, Listowel Tuesday, 26th. St. John Paul 11 Wednesday, 27th.  Finuge, Thursday, 28th. All at 8.00 p.m. More Graveyard Masses: Aghavallin – Fri. 6th July 7pm; Tarbert Church Grounds – Fri. 27th July 7pm; Reilig Mhichíl – Wed. 1st Aug. 7pm; Lislaughtin – Fri. 3rd Aug. 7pm; Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

 

KERRY, CORK, LIMERICK CANCER LINK BUS:   A fundraising dance will take place in Fr Casey’s Club house Abbeyfeale on Friday, July 6 in aid of the Kerry Cork Limerick Cancer Health Link Bus.   Music is to the Premier Blue Boys with special guests Mike Mini Moore McCarthy, Marian Kirby, the Diamond sisters and Norah Hickey.   Dancing is from 9 - 1am, finger food will be served and a raffle will take place.   Benny Thade McCarthy 0879918546.

 

D DAY invasion June 1944, was saved by weather report from Blacksod Coastguard Station, sent by Ted Sweeney, his wife was Maureen Flavin from Knockanure. See latest Irelands Own for full report.

 

ST. V D P MEALS & WHEELS are looking for Volunteers for just one hour a week for the summer months to deliver meals . Have you one hour to spare Monday to Friday’s the hour that desperately needs cover is 12.10pm.  to 1.10pm. Please if you have the time contact Mary Frances on 0877606829.

 

HOSPTIAL MASS Listowel takes place on Thursday 28th at 2pm.

 

THIS SUMMER:  Castleisland Library will host an hour of caint craic & comhrá as Gaeilge on 8 Thursdays during June July & August from -2pm starting on Thursday, June 28. All adult are welcome to join in.  It is not an Irish class, adults with very basic Irish are as welcome as fluent Irish speakers. Call in this Summer and take part in Bliain na Gaeilge.

 

MACRA CLUB IN LISTOWEL Want to start a Macra club in Listowel ? Contact John Martin Carroll  County Development Officer on 087 1233251.

 

MUSICAL MAGIC:  Scoil Mháthair Dé Performing Arts Society Show Our show ‘Musical Magic’ takes place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef  on Wednesday, June 27 at 7 .00 p.m.   It promises to be an evening of fun, talent and great entertainment.

 

HORSE AND PONY RACING:  The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year on Sunday, July 1 at Relihan’s  Farm,  Kilcaragh,  Duagh with the first race at 12:30pm. 

 

KERRY, CORK, LIMERICK CANCER LINK BUS:   A fundraising dance will take place in Fr. Casey’s Club house Abbeyfeale on Friday, July 6 in aid of the Kerry Cork Limerick Cancer Health Link Bus, dancing 9-1.

 

BOOK LAUNCH IN LONGCOURT:  Pat McLoughlin NCW retired a few years ago and has written a book of short stories entitled ‘To Weave with Words’.   Minister Patrick O’Donovan who has no plans to retire will launch it on Friday, June 29 at 8pm in the new hotel in NCW.

 

AWARE VOLUNTEERS Aware needs you! Volunteer today make a difference in someone’s tomorrow for more info, call 01-6617211.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:   Summer camp from Mon July 2nd to Fri August 17th inclusive from 9.30pm-1.30pm daily. A diverse range of activities including arts/crafts, cookery. games, outings and computers will form part of the camp. Breakfast, fruit, drinks and lunch will also be provided. Contact Patricia on 068/23584.

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses 30th /1st in aid of Sick & Retired Priests.  

 

 KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: invite those who have had a stroke or their carer to their monthly meeting on June 29th in Baile Mhuire Day Centre Tralee at 11.15am to 1pm.  Contact 087/3586451. 

 

OFFERTORY ENVELOPES: The new box of Offertory and Dues envelopes commence next Sunday July 1st.  Your Offertory Boxes are available at all Masses this weekend and will be available in the Parish Office all next week.  Those who are in tax system and who contribute over €250 or more to the Offertory and Parish dues can help the Parish to benefit from the Tax Rebate Scheme available to Charities. For example:  A contribution of €250 can obtain a refund of €112.32 from Revenue, €300 a refund of €134.78, €350 a refund of €157.25.   As some contributors are agonisingly close to the €250 contribution, I invite you to look at your letter enclosed in the box which has the details of your contribution over the past year.  If you are close to €250 mark maybe you might consider raising it to that amount.   In the last year we received €13,494 of a rebate from Revenue based on those who contributed €250 or over and who have signed a CHY3 cert. 

 

NEW CHOIR - The new over 50's choir meet at Árd Curam, Listowel, every Monday, from 1.30pm to 2.30 pm. We have 36 members at present.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE / NORTH KERRY LISTOWEL - provides a day care service for older people in the North Kerry area. Transport is available. For further information please Contact Nora Hunt, Nurse Co-Ordinator on 068- 22986.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY - The Limerick Tour by the Tarbert Historical Society takes place on Sunday 8th July – Names and monies to be with the Bridewell by Friday 29th June.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17th. Contact Listowel Travel 068 23333.

 

BUS to Papal Mass:  The Pastoral Area is organising a bus to Papal Mass being held in the Phoenix Park on Sunday Aug 26th.  Those interested in travelling please contact Ballybunion parish office (068) 27102 before 28th June.

 

CONCERT with Mike Denver and featuring Lisa McHugh at the Square, Brosna on Friday July 13th. Opens at 6pm, concert begins at 7pm.  All  proceeds  in  aid  of  Brosna  Church restoration fund.

 

FLEADH: Dr Labhrás Ó’ Murchú, Ardstiúrthóir, Comhaltas Ceoltóiri Éireannofficially launched Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 at a ceremony in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda on Wednesday evening. This will be the 68thFleadh Cheoil na hÉireann and for the first time in it’s history the Fleadh will be held on the north east coast of Ireland.

 

https://mailchi.mp/fleadhcheoil/comhaltas-ceoltiri-ireann-officially-launch-fleadh-cheoil-na-hireann-2018?e=5a97c1fc30

 

 

 

Pope in Ireland; 25-26 AUGUST 2018

 

Saturday 25 August 2018

 

ROMA-DUBLIN

 

08:15    Departure by plane from Rome/Fiumicino for Dublin   

 

10:30    Arrival at Dublin International Airport   

 

OFFICIAL WELCOME   

 

10:45    Transfer to Áras an Uachtaráin   

 

11:15    Arrival at the Presidential Residence   

 

WELCOME CEREMONY in front of the main entrance of the Residence   

 

11:30    COURTESY VISIT TO THE PRESIDENT in the Presidential Residence   

 

12:00    Transfer to Dublin Castle   

 

12:10    Arrival at Dublin Castle   

 

MEETING WITH AUTHORITIES, CIVIL SOCIETY AND DIPLOMATIC CORPS in Dublin Castle - Speech of the Holy Father

 

15:30    Arrival at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral   

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Pope-Francis/Papal-Itinerary.

 

POPE in Ireland 1979.

 

 Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, September 21, 1979; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Our Parish Priest, Fr. Patrick Doherty, has a few words in Polish and he has already been trying to pass them on to me so I can greet His Holiness in his own language. Miss O’Leary, who taught in Ballyfermot and Meentogues before taking up a post in her native Rathmore, is especially interested in the handicapped and the teaching, of the new catechetics. She and Noel Spring will be going to Limerick on Friday week, for a rehearsal of the Mass which the Pope will, celebrate on the final day of his Irish visit. Two areas in Limerick racecourse are being set aside for the Kerry contingents and each, will be marked by a special Kerry banner.

 

 

 

CIE plan to bring the Kerry people to Limerick in two special trains — one leaving Tralee at 2.50 a.m. and the other Killarney at. 2.35 a.m. Buses will take about 200 invalids from, Kerry to Limerick. 'These will leave Killarney at 4 a.m., Castleisland at. 4.20, Tralee at 4.30 and Listowel 4.45 a.m. They will go right into the racecourse. Fr. Luke Dempsey, OFM, of the Friary, Killarney (Phone 31066), has been placed in charge of the invalid operation and will be pleased to hear from anybody who wants to travel. It is pointed out that there will be plenty of nurses to take care of the sick but that they will not be allowed to travel right to the racecourse unless they take the special buses. Fr. John Keogh, former curate in Killarney, will take charge of the singing, and prayers for a two hour period prior to the Papal arrival and Fr. Tom Egan C.C., Firies, will be chief conductor of the massed choir drawn from all over Munster for the occasion.

 

Several Kerry Priests have volunteered to assist at the Mass in Limerick and 40 will help at the youth Mass in Galway on the Sunday morning.

 

 

 

A representative from each of the deaneries in the diocese will receive Holy Communion from the Pope. Those who have been named so far are Mary Brosnan from Crosstown, Glenflesk, Mary Kelliher, Lohercannon, Tralee, Alex, McDonald, Ballybunion, Sr. Rupert, Presentation Convent, Killarney and Maurice Curtin of Lisdara, Tralee.

 

 

 

Details of the spiritual preparation planned for the Diocese during the coming week will, be announced in all Churches this week-end.

 

Employers and employees are invited to special Masses on Thursday night, and there will be a twilight, vigil in Saint Mary's Cathedral,. Killarney, on Friday night and midnight Mass on Saturday.

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Thursday, September 27, 1979; Page: 9

 

Old Gaeltacht prayer By NOEL SMITH

 

AN old Kerry Gaeltacht prayer, which describes an elderly woman greeting the Lord as the priest brings the Blessed Sacrament to her home, will be sung before Communion at the Papal Mass in Limerick on Monday. The poem, entitled "A Iosa Mhilis", has the words:

 

 

 

A Iosa mhilis,

 

Ni suichain duit mo theanga,

 

 Ni loistin duit mo chroi.

 

 Ach bronn oram do bheanuithreacht.

 

Is go bhfana se 'gam choich.

 

 

 

It will be sung by 12 musicians from Tralee directed by Rev. Pat Aherne. One of the most moving momenta of the Limerick Mass is expected to be at the Offertory when gifts are presented to the Pope by 20 local people. Pope John Paul II has expressed a wish to meet each person involved, the organisers said in Limerick yesterday.

 

 

 

St Pio in Lixnaw

 

https://youtu.be/fui9mqtVSjU

 

 

 

 

 

Limerick Novena Singing 15th to 23rd June 2018,

 

https://youtu.be/NW2w0-hMRbA

 

 

 

Beautiful weather in Limerick, boats on Shannon, singing at Augustinian Church on Sat 23 June 2018. At end wedding hats in limerick shop.

 

https://youtu.be/xwEPLK4KWjc

 

 

 

 

 

2018 June 20 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19th in Lixnaw. This is the 10th and final devotion for this period. JIMMY MURPHY, will speak. Singing led by Marie O’Riordan

 

MACRA: Want to start a Macra club in Duagh? Contact John Martin Carroll County Development

 

Officer on 087 1233251.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR THE PARISHES OF MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE TARBERT:  takes place on Wednesday 4th July.  Bus leaves Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.35am, and Tarbert 7.45 am. Contact Margaret: 087/ 2976304 or Nuala at: 068/36166. 

 

FLEADH in Milltown from 20th to 24th June.

 

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service:  3000 units of blood are required each week.  1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week.  We will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Wed. 20th June from 5-8pm.

 

CPR KNOCKANURE: Congratulations to the ten people who have completed the Heartsaver CPR course in Knockanure run by Ann & Liam Flavin.  Courses commencing shortly for further info contact Ann on 086/3090948 or Bernie on 087/6287410.

 

MASS Wed 20th at 12noon for 6th Class Mass for Murhur N.S.  (Mass in the School). Thurs  21st at  Moyvane at 7.30pm Special Intention.

 

DEATH has occurred of Sr. Helen Keane of Model Farm Road, Cork, late of Ballylongford, on June 11, 2018, at St. Joseph’s, Model Farm Road, Sr. Helen (Sisters of the Infant Jesus, Drishane), survived by siblings, Brenda and Noel.

 

DEATH has occurred of Ita Keane (née Moloney), Beechlawn, Cahernarry, Ballysimon, Limerick. Formerly of Duagh on 8th June 2018. Ita passed away at the age of 92 in Millbrae Lodge Nursing Home, Newport, wife of the late Dermot, loving mother of James, Nuala, Caroline, Liam and the late Thomas.  Requiem Mass on Monday at 11.00am at St Patrick's Church, Donoughmore with burial afterwards in Springmount Duagh.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Stack Guidry, Maureen Ahern, Liam Barry, Sr. Aquilina Relihan, Laurene Kennelly, Patrick O’Keeffe, Donal Mulvihill, Tony Buckley, John Culhane, Jim Groarke, Michael O’Sullivan, Joan McLoughlin, Jim Cogan, Martin Whelan, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Maggie Kennelly, Tom Manaher Denis Lane. Mass Moyvane; Mon     18th at 7.30pm for Con O’Connor, Glin Road;

 

Tues  19th at 7.30pm for Con & Catherine Mulvihill & their son Con, Clounbrane; Fri 22nd at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen; Sat  23rd  at 7.30pm  for Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure, and Mass on Sun 24th at 11.00am for Parishioners.

 

Mass Knockanure on Sun 24th at 10.00am  for Patrick & Catherine Barry & their son Francis, of Gortdromagouna. 

 

CEMETERY MASSES June 2018 St. Michaels, Listowel Tuesday, 26th. St. John Paul 11 Wednesday, 27th.  Finuge, Thursday, 28th. All at 8.00 p.m.

 

Graveyard Masses: Lisselton – Mon. 18th June 8pm; Gale – Thurs. 21st June 8pm; Aghavallin – Fri. 6th July 7pm; Tarbert Church Grounds – Fri. 27th July 7pm; Reilig Mhichíl – Wed. 1st Aug. 7pm; Lislaughtin – Fri. 3rd Aug. 7pm; Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

 

NOVENA:  The Redemptorists Limerick 15th to 23rd June. The Novena in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help.There will be 10 celebrations each day, beginning at 7am with the final celebration at 10.30pm.

 

GOLDEN: Fr. Dan O’Riordan P.P. Castleisland,  Golden Jubilee, a get together for all parishioners on Wed 20th June 2018. Jubilee Mass at 7.00pm in Castleisland Parish Church.

 

TIDY TOWNS: Moyvane Village clean up every Tuesday starting this Tuesday 19th at 7.30pm.  Meet at Noel Stacks.  

 

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha 3rd Tuesday in month, on 19th June.

 

ELEANOR SHANLEY AT THE GLÓRACH:  Mike Hanrahan will accompany Eleanor Shanley in concert on Friday, June 22 in the intimate surrounds of the Glórach.  Bookings 087 1383940.

 

TARBERT HOUSE –is now open for visitors and will remain open until 31st Aug. The house is open Mon. to Sat. You can book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198

 

FESTIVAL: This year marks the 18th year of the Con Curtin music festival in Brosna Village. Each year, the village becomes a hive of activity for the last weekend in June in honour of the late, great Sliabh Luachra fiddle player. The festival begins on Friday June 22nd.

 

BROSNA: Friday 13th July Dance Brosna Festival Co Kerry. FOUR HOURS OF DANCING, Lisa McHugh & full band followed by MIKE DENVER & FULL BAND,  Marquee with Full Bar Facilities, Ticket Info 0857800639.

 

INTEGRATION: Tralee International Resource Centre would like to invite you to an event to celebrate Integration and to mark the achievements made by Programme Refugees since their resettlement in Kerry Tuesday 19th JUNE, 3.30pm-5.30pm

 

CHOIR - The new over 50's choir meet at Árd Curam, Listowel, every Monday, from 1.30pm to 2.30 pm. We have 36 members at present. We extend an invitation to others, men and women who may wish to join our choir.

 

NATIONAL HOLY WELLS DAY 17 JUNE 2018 was held at Tobar na Molt, Wether’s Well, Tubrid, Ardfert on Sunday last.

 

ST. EOIN’S BLESSED WELL ASDEE – Annual Mass on Thursday 21st June at 7pm.

 

DUAGH NATIONAL SCHOOL: Congratulations to the girls team for winning the final of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscoil County final.

 

THE ANNUAL HEALING SERVICE AT ST. MICHAEL’S WELL WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUN. JUN. 24th AT 3pm, in Lixnaw. This will be the seventh year of our service which consists of (1) Bible Readings.  (2) Special Anointing of the Sick. (3) A blessing for carers and people who mind their sick.

 

LOURDES: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage LOURDES-160th Anniversary, led by: Bishop Ray Browne, September 2nd to 7th 2018. Contact:  Janice O’Sullivan on 064 77 58219.

 

BUS TO PAPAL MASS: The Pastoral area are organising a bus to the Papal Mass.

 

THE ANNUAL LISTOWEL FRC SUMMER CAMP takes place from Monday. July 2 -Friday August 17 inclusive from 9,30am-1.30pm daily. A diverse range of activities including  arts/crafts, cookery. games, outings and computers will form part of the camp. Breakfast, fruit, drinks and lunch will also be provided. Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584). 

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY - As a special tribute to the late John Coolahan R.I.P., a screening of the video “Images of Tarbert” which was directed by John in 1986,  Sat. 16th June at 7.30pm in the Bridewell. The meeting will also finalise details of the Limerick Tour which will take place on Sun. 8th July. Names and monies to be with the Bridewell before Fri. 29th June. Everybody welcome.

 

KERRY, CORK, LIMERICK CANCER LINK BUS:   A fundraising dance will take place in Fr Casey’s Club house Abbeyfeale on Friday, July 6 in aid of the Kerry Cork Limerick Cancer Health Link Bus.   Music is to the Premier Blue Boys with special guests Mike Mini Moore McCarthy, Marian Kirby, the Diamond sisters and Norah Hickey.   Dancing is from 9 - 1am, finger food will be served and a raffle will take place.   Benny Thade McCarthy 0879918546.

 

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. 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’ and at the church in Abbeyfeale after Mass.

 

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATION of the Dedication of St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney, will take place on Friday June 22nd with Bishop Ray Browne concelebrating mass at 7.30 p.m. Commemorative Book will be on sale on the night. Refreshments afterwards. All are welcome

 

 

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, August 26, 1899; Page: 3

 

KXOCKANURE SPORTS

 

Once again on that memorable 15th Aug, a goodly number assembled to celebrate the "patron," as was the custom of our forefathers; though now commemorated in a different style by members' of the committee of the Football Club. The sports carried on, though not of the grandest description, were, in their way, a source of joy to many—especially to those who had returned from a foreign school, to see danced with due honour the famous gig and reel , while floating on the breeze were the most cherished flags—the Irish and American —the Emerald a bit loftier than the Stars and Stripes. The other feats; which comprised jumping, cycling, etc., were very closely contested owing to the excellent, supervision of the judge and handicapper, Mr Timothy Ti Leahy. We offer our heartiest thanks to all who have in any way contributed to our sports; and we trust that on the next 15th August Knockanure will have attained to a —?  place in the athletic line. Details: —

 

 

 

100 yards Handicap (Open)—M Fury (ser), 1; T Quilter, Irremore, 1 yd 2; W Hunt , Knockanure , 4 yds, 3. Won by half a yard; 2 yards separated 2nd and 3rd.

 

88O Yards handicap (Open)—Thomas Leahy, Knockanure, 1st; P O Connor, do , 2; T O'Brien, Duagh, 3. Five others competed.—Won by  2 yards. A good third.

 

 440 yards Handicap (Open)—M Fury, Athea , (scr) 1; J O'Connor, Newtown, 7 yds , 2; P O'Connor, Knockanure, 7 yds, 3.

 

440 Yards (confined to the members of the Football club).—There were three heats.  In the final the result was—T Leahy, 1; P O'Connor, 2.

 

 High Jump (Open) Handicap—M O'Connor, Newtown, 4in, 5ft 11 in, 1; M Fury (scr) , 5ft 10in, 2; J Granville, do , 2in, 5ft 9 3/4, 3rd.

 

 Long Jump (Open) Handicap—J Fitzmaurice, Knockanure, 1ft, 1st; T Quilter, Irremore, 9in, 2. And M Fury (scr) 3.

 

 Throwing 56lbs—W Murphy, Knockanure, 1; .M Fury, Athea, 2; J Condon, Duagh, 3.

 

 Putting 56 lbs.—M Fury, 1; J Condon, 2.

 

 Five Miles Bicycle Race.—Thomas Leah y, 1; J Casey, 2. Seven others competed.

 

? ? Bicycle Race.—J Casey, 1; M Leahy, 2. Four others competed.

 

 Irish Reel—M Thornton, Newtown, 1st; D Mahony, Knockanure, 2nd. Ten competed.

 

 Irish Jig.— D Mahony, Knockanure, 1st; P. Woulfe, Glin, 2nd, eight competed.

 

There was much excitement while the dancing lasted, after which the sports concluded.—Cor.,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Wednesday, November 12, 1845; Page: 3

 

DWARKANAUTH TAGORE AND FATHER MATHEW.

 

The following interesting letter from the Merchant Prince of India to the Apostle of Temperance in Ireland, was presented by Mr. LEAHY to the Rev. Gentleman. Mr. Leahy, we understand, an artist of talent, and a native of Cork. He has been absent for the last twenty-five years. This is a tribute of high respect to our illustrious countryman, Father MATHEW. In India as in Ireland, he is equally beloved.

 

M Y DEAR FATHER MATHEW—The bearer of this, Mr. Leahy, is commissioned by me to undertake the painting of your Portrait, which you have been so kind as to promise to sit for. Mr. Leahy is, I believe already known to you, and I feel assured that he will, under the circumstance, fulfil his pleasing task in a manner that will do justice to his subject —I have already endeavoured to express the high honour and gratification I felt at making your personal acquaintance, and I am now doubly anxious that my countrymen should behold adorning the walls of my house, the Portrait of the man who has redeemed his Country from the national stigma, under which it was held so long.

 

 " Believe me, my dear Father Mathew, with sentiments of the highest esteem, to remain ever your attached friend,

 

 "DWARKANAUTH TAGORE.

 

" St. George Hotel, London, Nov. 1, 1845.

 

 

 

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent a day in Co Kerry, the fourth and final day of their four-day visit to Ireland. Visited  the ancestral home of Daniel O'Connell, Derrynane House, the National Folk Theatre, Siamsa Tíre, and the presentation to the royal couple of the Order of Innisfallen in Killarney.

 

https://youtu.be/dBx8QW0V_iA

 

 

 

Prince Charles and Camilla in Killarney June 2018

 

https://youtu.be/0iZ5vyQHoSQ

 

 

 

Mostly women were taken from Ireland and Scotland by the Nordic warriors some 1,000 years ago and settled in Iceland, putting down roots on the North Atlantic island. New DNA mapping has now revealed that these Irish women did not play as much of an influence in the genetic make-up of modern-day Iceland as the Vikings who brought them there.

 

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/genealogy/irish-slaves-vikings-dna-iceland

 

 

 

 

 

2018 June 13 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ABBEYFEALE: The Jubilee celebrations continue with a special Mass at 7.30pm on Saturday, June 16 following by entertainment and food in the Marquee. The exhibition in the main Church from 8am - 10pm.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19th in Lixnaw. This will be the 10th and final devotion for this period. JIMMY MURPHY, will speak. Singing will be led by Marie O’Riordan

 

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for young people aged 7 –12 on Saturday 16th June from 10am –2pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066)7123055 to make an appointment.

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK FOR THE PARISHES OF MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE TARBERT:  takes place on Wednesday 4th July.  Bus leaves Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.35am, and Tarbert 7.45 am. Contact Margaret: 087/ 2976304 or Nuala at: 068/36166. 

 

BIKERS Mass Moyvane on Sat 16th at 5.00pm, All welcome, (please note time)

 

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results, there was no winner of the  €8,400 jackpot on Friday 8th June.

 

Numbers drawn were 4, 11, 19, and 20. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Steven Shields, Carrigkerry; 2. Dublin Joe & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Tom O’Connell, Woodford, Listowel; 4. Emma Scannell, c/o Ploughman, and 5 Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh. Next jackpot will be €8500 with draw due to be held on Friday 15th June.

 

DEATH took place on 6th June 2018 of Joan McCarthy (nee O’Connor)(New Street, Abbeyfeale, and late of Rathoran, Co. Kerry)- wife of the late Johnny, mother of Moira (Ahern), Jack and Frank.

 

SYMPATHY:  To Brenda & Gabriel Fitzmaurice & Family, Aughrim on the death of Brenda’s uncle John Coolahan, of Dublin & Tarbert whose funeral took place in Tarbert.

 

Sympathy to Paudie Mulvihill of Glasha, Joan Manaher of Galeside Athea and Norrie Horgan of Upper Athea on the death recently of their sister Mrs. Mary O’Donoghue of Duagh, who died on 29th May 2018, survived by family, Mary, Noreen, Maurice, Trish and D.J..

 

DEATH has occurred of Ita Sweeney (nee Keane)(Meenoline South, Templeglantine on June 3rd. 2018, wife of the late Mikie and survived by her family, Mike, Cara, Aoife, Patsy, Danny, Gerard, Joe and Mary Theresa. Keane family came originally from Knockanure.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam Cronin, John Lynch, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O’Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Donal Mulvihill, Cillian O’Connor, David Riordan, Joan Keane, Eamonn Keane, Nancy Enright,  Mass in Moyvane; Mon 11th at 7.30pm for Bernie O’Connor, Listowel (Rec Dec) Sat. 16th at 7.30pm  for Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove (Anni), and mass on Sun 17th  at 11.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village (Anni)

 

 & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna Families

 

Mass Knockanure Sun 17th at 10.00am for The Cronin Family, Knockanure Village.

 

SECOND COLLECTION - WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES:  will be taken up at all Masses next weekend

 

16th/17th June. 

 

MOYVANE Corpus Christi Procession was held after our Vigil Mass on last Saturday evening.

 

TIDY TOWNS:  Adjudication can take place anytime during the coming months. 

 

LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY ALZHIMERS SOCIETY:  last weekend’s Church Gate collection raised €178.35 in Knockanure and €513.38 in Moyvane.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday June 12th at 12.30pm.

 

FATHERS Day 17th June.

 

FARMERS and contractors are busy working long hours harvesting, land is in perfect condition now, except places which were damaged during the long wet spell.

 

CONCERT; Michael English concert in the church was a great success, people came from far and near. The story of his life which he shared with us, gave an insight into his singing and motives.

 

  Local sponsors were Holly’s Gala, Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, Stacks Butchers, David Brassil Agricultural Contractor.  In Listowel Carroll’s Hardware, The Hair Gallery & O’Connell’s Décor & Lynch’s Oil Ballybunion.   Outside the North Kerry area The Westbury Hotel, Balfe Street, Dublin 2.  Irish Ferries, Dublin 1, The Oaks Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney & O’Keeffe’s Marquees, Rathmore. We also acknowledge all the voluntary work that went on in the background. 

 

WALK AROUND KNOCKNASNA:  Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Knocknasna is proud to announce another charity event this year, in aid of “Autism Assistance Dogs Ireland". This organisation is in need of funding and has been shown to help children with autism and their families with their social and communication skills in a very positive way. The walk will commence at 12 midday on Friday outside the school, June 15th and all are welcome to participate in walk.

 

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha 3rd Tuesday in month, next session on 19th June.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you to communicate effectively with others.  Friday 15th Sun 17th June. For info and to book an event please call 066/7134276.

 

ELEANOR SHANLEY AT THE GLÓRACH:  Mike Hanrahan will accompany Eleanor Shanley in concert on Friday, June 22 in the intimate surrounds of the Glórach.  Bookings 087 1383940.

 

AFTERNOON TEA:  Wednesday Club will host afternoon tea on Friday, June 15 from 12.30 – 3.30.  Proceeds to Kerry Hospice.

 

LOCAL born artist Sean Lynch guided locals and visitors around Listowel on Friday morning of Writers Week, explaining the unique plasterwork of McAuliffe and Whelan. Sean represented Ireland at 2015 Venice Biennale. Thanks also to Elizabeth who took pictures of the various plasterworks.

 

FLEADH in Milltown from 20th to 24th June.

 

BOOK:  Fr. Ferris’s Parish Histories: BallymacElligott, Ballyseedy, O’Brennan and Nohoval was launched 7th June in Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee, by Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne, edited by Brendan McCarthy.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY  - A meeting of the Historical Society will take place on Sat. 16th June at 7.30pm in the Bridewell. The meeting will finalise details of outing to Lough Gur / Kilmallock on Sun. 8th July. Everybody welcome.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: After a very successful year, Listowel Toastmasters are finishing up for the summer break with an open night at John B Keane’s bar in William Street on Thursday, June 14th at 8pm. Everyone is welcome

 

NOVENA in honour of Our Lady of Perpetual Help at the Redemptorists in Limerick runs from June 15th to June 23rd. There will be 10 celebrations each day, beginning at 7am with the final celebration at 10.30pm.

 

MASS: As part of Féile na mBlath at The Park Festival the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, June

 

17th, will be celebrated in the Town Park Tralee.

 

WELL: St. Eoin’s Blessed Well Asdee, Annual Mass on Thurs. 21st June at 7pm.

 

THE ANNUAL HEALING SERVICE AT ST. MICHAEL’S WELL WILL TAKE PLACE ON SUN. JUN. 24th AT 3pm in Lixnaw. This will be the seventh year of the service which consists of (1) Bible Readings.  (2) Special Anointing of the Sick. (3) A blessing for carers and people who mind their sick.

 

TARBERT HOUSE – Tarbert House is now open for visitors and will remain open until 31st Aug. The house is open Mon. to Sat. You can book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

 

CEMETERY MASSES JUNE 2018 St. Michaels, Tuesday, 26th. St. John Paul 11 Wednesday, 27th.  Finuge, Thursday, 28th . All at 8.00 p.m.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 11th at 7.00pm in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thu 14th, THE BEN REEL BAND “Land of Escape” is the new album from Armagh folk singer Ben and his band.

 

Thu 21st- PECHA KUCHAA- presentation with a fascinating line-up of local and international participants working in various creative fields including: painting, mosaic, fashion design and music.  Each participant will present 20 images and speak for twenty seconds about each one.  The presentation may encompass an entire career or focus on a single project or body of work.  In association with Listowel Visual Arts Week.

 

Fri 22nd - THE WILD ATLANTIC WAY at 7:30pm- A juried exhibition by Irish and International visual artists inspired by The Wild Atlantic Way, one of the loveliest natural areas of Ireland.  Prizes for best in show and best mosaic in show will be awarded on the evening.  In association with Listowel Visual Arts Week.

 

Sat 23rd -SUAS LEAT - YOU’RE ON  IN  FIVE -12-5pm- A series of theatre, music and film workshops and performances to celebrate Cruinniu Na nÓg. In Association with Creative Kerry/Kerry Co. Council.

 

STAFF: Vacancies are now available in a production manufacturing company based in Askeaton. Relief positions available: Chef, Catering Assistant and Cleaner. If interested please call Elaine 087 376 8822

 

TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE: Foynes to Askeaton. N69 from its junction with R521 at Foynes to Junction with R518 at Askeaton. Traffic from Tarbert will be diverted via R521 at Foynes to Ardagh, R523 & N21 to Rathkeale and R518 to Askeaton. Traffic from Limerick will be diverted via R518 at Askeaton to Rathkeale, N21 to Reens, R523 to Ardagh and R521 to Foynes. From: 20.00hrs on Friday, June 15 to 05.00hrs on Monday, June 18 and From: 20.00hrs on Friday, June 22 to 05.00hrs on Monday, June 25.

 

CLOTHES COLLECTION -  A clothes collection for Tarbert National School will be held on Thursday 21st June. Bags can be dropped off at the school and will be stored until the date.

 

MENTAL HEALTH  AND  ADDICTION  WORKSHOP with Dr. Gabor Maté called: Health and Healing with  Mind-Body  Unity, Saturday,  June  30th to Sunday, July 1st, 2018, UCC, Cork. Dr. Maté is a World Leading Expert on Mental Health, Addiction, Parenting,  ADHD,  Trauma  &  Childhood Development.  More  info: www.bookwhen.com/gabormate or 0861719311.

 

WATER: Irish Water Safety Swimming Classes for School Going Children will be held in Ballyheigue from 9 – 13 July.  Enquiries to 087 7730320.

 

WORDS TO THE WISE – “There is much good in the worst of us and much bad in the best of us, that it ill behoves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.” – Anonymous.

 

ARTS: Listowel Visual Arts Festival

 

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the gallery and the overwhelming success of the Artists Residency, the inaugural Listowel Visual Arts Week will take place from June 20th – 24th 2018.

 

http://olivestack.com/lvaw-workshops/

 

 

 

PLASTIC – PLASTIC EVERYWHERE:  300 million tons of plastic is produced every year. Half of this enormous amount is used just once as wrapping, drink bottles, carrier bags etc.  and is then thrown away.  Clearly it is time to end our overuse of plastic in order to protect our world.  Things to do: Use reusable bottles.  480 billion plastic bottles were sold in 2016. (2) Stop using plastic straws, millions are thrown away every day.  (3) Use reusable shopping bags.  Ask for a paper bag if a plastic bag is offered (4) Avoid plastic packaging example buy loose fruit and veg.  (5) Give up chewing gum its made with synthetic rubber which is plastic. 

 

MBE; A 101-year-old Jewish British veteran of World War II. Mordaunt Cohen received the Member of the Order of the British Empire, June 1 2018, he has been recognized for the years he spent teaching young people about the war and his experiences.

 

  AUTISM   CONFERENCE   2018 -Re Thinking  Autism -A  Positive  and  Integrative

 

Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park  Hotel,  Douglas  Cork.  Open to Parents,

 

Families, Caregivers,  Adults  with  ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies,

 

Advocates  and  anyone  with  an  interest  in Autism  and  Aspergers  Syndrome.  Info

 

from: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call  089 239 8900

 

WORDS TO THE WISE – “There is much good in the worst of us and much bad in the best of us, that it ill behoves any of us to find fault with the rest of us.” – Anonymous.

 

PAPERS: 28 May 1936 Catholic Press NSW

 

SHEAHAN: Rev. Father J. Sheahan (Adm., Orange) has suffered a family bereavement by the death of his uncle, Very Kev. Father Peter Sheahan, parish priest of Newtownsandes, County Kerry. Prior to that he had been parish priest of Waterville for 12 years. His name is also held in veneration in the various parishes in which he served, notably in Killarney and at Salford, England. Besides Father Sheahan 's father another brother survives, Rev. Father Dennis Sheahan, of the diocese of Salford. Their sister is Mother M. Genevieve, of the Convent of Mercy, Tralee. Father Con Sheahan, who- died last year at North Brunswick, Melbourne, was a first cousin.

 

 

 

LYNCH: The Rev. Father Albert Lynch, of Perth (WA.), who is to give a, violin recital in aid' of the church funds at Palmyra, has the distinction of being the only instrumentalist who ever played before Pius XI. Since his accession to the Holy See. Father Lynch is Perth's leading violinist, and this recital should prove an immense attraction to music lovers. Before studying for the priesthood he spent three and a half years abroad furthering his musical studies, chiefly at Brussels, 1923 to 1924. On his return he gave recitals in Perth, and has given many recitals elsewhere. Returning to Rome to study for the priesthood, in 1929, he continued his musical studies during his six years there, studying Polyphonic music at the Pontifical College of Sacred Music under Monsignor Casimiri, and Gregorian music under the Benedictine Monks at Solesmes, France.  The privilege granted to

 

Father Lynch of playing for the Holy Father occurred at the opening of the new Propaganda College. The present Cardinal Salotti, introducing him to his Holiness, mentioned about his ? musical ability, whereupon the Pope commanded him to play. Father Lynch played Schubert's 'Ave Maria,' with which the Pope was highly delighted, there upon giving a dissertation on music and its spiritual associations. The Perth programme is to include works by Bach,

 

 

 

KEANE: Sir Michael Keane, the Governor of Assam (India), was among the hundred volunteer workers, including several priests, who fought in vain to save the Cathedral in Shillong, which was destroyed by fire last April. Sir Michael is an Irishman, and was educated in Dublin.

 

The fire broke out in a small church adjoining the Cathedral, to which the wind rapidly carried the flames. Both buildings were destroyed in a few hours. Police, troops, priests and civilians were unable to save the buildings. The fire brigade was equipped with a manual pump, which broke down. Priests cut down trees and under growth, and the convent, where there were 70 pupils, was saved. Damage estimated at many thousands of pounds was done when the wind changed direction, and other buildings were burned down. Over 1000 people are homeless. Sir Michael Keane was born in 1874. After passing through Blackrock College and U.C.D. he joined the Indian Civil Service in 1898, and within - eight years was appointed Under-Secretary to the Government. Later he became Secretary, and in 1919 Chief Secretary. He was President of the Legislative Council of the United Provinces from 1922 to 1925. He has been Governor of Assam since 1932.

 

 

 

JAMES GANG; Hansen’s 1983 novel verges on true-to-life biography of the (in)famous bank robber Jesse James, and his assassin, young Bob Ford. Somewhat lacking in the way of action — the James Gang robberies are only briefly covered — it’s mostly a character study of the eccentric James, and his obsessive, devoted minion, Bob Ford.

 

It was only when Ford was convinced that James would kill him (and when the reward money became too high to ignore) that the 20-year-old killed James in his own home, while his back was turned and his gun holsters removed. Ford figured he’d be a hero, but while he was pardoned by the Missouri governor, he became a bit of an outcast. He was a terribly interesting figure himself, and in fact the final quarter or so of the book covers Ford’s life after the murder.

 

Hansen noted that he didn’t stray from any known facts or even dialogue; he just imagined some of the scenes and added more detail than was perhaps known. It’s not a quick read, but sure a good one. 

 

 

 

Rambling House Knockanure June 2018

 

https://youtu.be/DK6tMiF-9g4

 

 

 

 

 

Michael English Moyvane June 2018

 

https://youtu.be/MWCc1W11-II

 

 

 

2018 June 6 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

RAMBLING House on the 7th June 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, on Monday 11th June.  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 8th June at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  A fundraising concert in Moyvane church on Tuesday, June 5. Tickets , details from 085/8110770. 

 

JUBILEE: Celebrating 50 years of priesthood with Fr Mícheál Liston, On the 9th of June a golden jubilee celebration will be held in the Woodlands House Hotel.

 

KERRY DIOCESE HELPING FINANCE WMF 2018. The final collection to help finance the World Meeting of Families will be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of Sunday June 17th.

 

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for young people aged 7 –12 on Saturday 16th June from 10am –2pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066)7123055 to make an appointment.

 

BOOK LAUNCH JOHN MORIARTY by Mary McGillicuddy, proceeds to Hope Guatemala. Launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice on 1st June at in St. Michael College.

 

Book launch and Art Exhibition – Smitten Soul Gabriel & Brenda Fitzmaurice was launched at Seanchai on 31st May 2018.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: John Moriarty, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Denny Collins, Fr. Tommy O’Hanlon, Willie Flaherty, Fr. William Scanlon, Dan Scanlon, Hannah Barnes, Paud Woulfe, Johanna O’Donnell, Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O’Dwyer, Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wed  6th at  7.30pm for Kathleen Dore; Fri  8th  at 7.30pm for Hughie Fitzmaurice; Sat 9th at  7.30pm for John Kearney, The Village & his parents Dan & Bridie and Mass on Sun 10th at 11.00am for Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Nenagh (Rec Dec) .

 

Mass Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thurs 7th at 7.30pm for Kathleen O’Dwyer; Fri                8th at  8.00pm for Eileen Goulding and Mass on Sun 10th at  10.00am for Nancy & Denny Flaherty.

 

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  Would like to thank all who helped and contributed to their Church Gate Collection on 26th/27th May.   Total raised €700.

 

ACCORD:  changed their phone number some time ago.  The following is the correct phone number for those who wish to do a Pre Marriage course or enquire about Relationship Counselling  064/6633612.

 

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH:  The church was opened in June 1968. A part of Church Jubilee celebrations an exhibition of Parish and Church memorabilia from the mid 1960’s will be put on display on the weekend of June 8-10.

 

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha 3rd Tuesday in month, next session on 19th June.

 

LOURDES:  Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27.  Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr Tony Mullins. Fr John O’Shea & Fr Willie Fitzmaurice.

 

 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.

 

GAMES: Emma O’Sullivan of Glin will represent Ireland in the European Transplant Games to be held from 17th to 24th June.

 

POLKAS AT THE RAILWAY:  Learn to dance a polka every Monday evening at the Railway, Abbeyfeale.  Classes from 8.30pm.  No partner needed.

 

RESOURCE CENTRE; Listowel Family Resource Centre is delighted to announce a new initiative Social Prescribing for adults over the age of 18. If you or someone you know has low self-esteem/confidence, is lonely, feeling isolated, need to meet new people or need support in their well-being and health then please feel free to contact or Social Prescribing Service in Listowel Family Resource Centre on (068) 23584/ (087) 4132 521.

 

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION CEMETERY MASS Will take place on Friday  8th June at 7.30pm.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you to communicate effectively with others.  Friday 15th - Sun 17th June. For info and to book an event please call 0667134276.

 

FR MOORE: Asdee Community Development There will be a commemorative event for Fr. Pat Moore on Sun. June 10th on Littor beach starting at 7.30pm.  For those who wish, there will be a walk from the Store to the beach at 7pm.  The event will mark his 61st birthday.

 

CHOIR: Ard Curam:  A big thank you to the large number of participants who took part in the first practice of the New choir at Ard Curam. Next gathering will take place on Mon. June 11th  1.30-2.30pm. 

 

ELEANOR SHANLEY AT THE GLÓRACH:  Mike Hanrahan will accompany Eleanor Shanley in concert on Friday, June 22 in the intimate surrounds of the Glórach.  Bookings 087 1383940.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  The Wednesday Club, Abbeyfeale are holding a Tea Dance in Fr Casey’s clubhouse on Sunday, June 10. Dancing to Paddy Quilligan from 3-6pm. Proceeds being divided between Kerry Hospice and Recovery Haven Cancer Support House.  All donations gratefully accepted. Raffle. Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues 12th June from 7.30-9pm in Recovery Haven 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19th (3rd Tuesday):  This will be the 10th and final devotion for this period. 

 

THE WITNESS WILL BE GIVEN BY JIMMY MURPHY, a Tralee native and nowadays domiciled at Ballincrossig, Ballyduff.  Jimmy is living with cancer and his unbelievable courage and positive attitude has touched all our lives. 

 

SINGING WILL BE LEAD BY ANNE MARIE RIORDAN

 

LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES JULY 2018 St. Michaels, Tuesday, 26th. St. John Paul 11 Wednesday, 27th.  Finuge, Thursday, 28th. All at 8.00 p.m.

 

FUTURE: IIPS: 'The Future of the Irish Parish' 28th and 29th August 2018. The parish is not an out-dated institution (E.G.28, Pope Francis). 'The future of the Irish Parish' Pastoral Conference; Lessons from around the world (New Zealand, England and South Africa. Venue: Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies, MIC St Patrick's Campus, Cathedral Street, Thurles.

 

MISSIONARIES: Gathering of Returned Volunteers and Lay/Religious Missionaries. Join us for our next gathering/meeting which takes place on Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. All are welcome.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468

 

PASTORAL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY IN THE LIGHT OF THE REFERENDUM:  result is available at

 

the back of both Churches or can be viewed on the Diocesan website www.dioceseofkerry.ie 

 

 

 

Nation 1842-1897, Saturday, January 26, 1884; Page: 6

 

Catholic Items,

 

DEATH OF THE REV. JOHN ENRIGHT, C.C.

 

A correspondent of the Kerry Sentinel, writing to the issue of that paper for the 15th inst, says :— It becomes our unwelcome duty to record the death of Father John Enright, late C. C. of Listowel, which took place at the residence of his father, Newtownsandes, on Tuesday, the 8th inst. Thus closes after six years in the sacred ministry the, alas too brief career of this accomplished young priest.

 

MCELLIGOTT: Brief history of Mike the Pies by Vincent Carmody

 

McElligott and O'Connor families.

 

Number 28 Patrick St (Upper William Street),

 

has been the family home for only two families since it was built in the 1890s. The McElligott family who built it, resided there until their emigration to the United States in 1907 and the O'Connor family purchased it that year.

 

In 1906, as news of the San Francisco earthquake filtered through, William McElligott visualized how his architectural skills could be of value in the rebuilding of the now badly devastated city. Having decided to sell the business, it went up for auction in February 1907.

 

The successful new owners, Michael and Kate O Connor did not have to travel far to relocate, they had been tenants of Lar Buckley, cooper, at number 24, just two doors down. Here, they had ran a grocery shop and here Kate baked meat pies, which she sold at fair and market days. In an amazing twist, the O'Connors had been in America and had returned to set up a business in their native North Kerry, while the McElligott's were selling out in Ireland, eager to find out could they to make fame and fortune in America.

 

 

 

Michael and Kate concentrated on running the public house and had a busy grocery and flour and meal business, Kate continued with her pie making, so much so, that the pub acquired the name 'Mike the Pies'. Their son, Michael, married Mary McElligott from Moyvane in the 1940's. They had six sons, Michael, Thomas, Roger, Eamon, Denis and Maurice. Mike the Pies is still operated by the O'Connor family, it is as busy as ever and over time has developed into a popular music venue.

 

The photographs include,

 

The frontage with the McElligott name on the fascia board.

 

A family group taken in Moyvane, (c) 1945. including,

 

Back, Michael O Connor, his father in law, Thomas McElligott, brother in law, Dinny McElligott, Mary (Mac) O'Connor. Front, Bridget McElligott holding Thomas (Tom) O'Connor and Michael O'Connor.

 

O’HANLON: On 25 April 1681, Count Redmond O’Hanlon was fatally shot near Hilltown, County Down. According to popular account, he was murdered while sleeping.

 

Redmond O’Hanlon (Sung by Tommy Makem)

 

There was a man lived in the north, a hero brave and bold

 

Who robbed the wealthy landlords of their silver and their gold

 

He gave the money to the poor, to pay their rent and fee

 

For Count Redmond O'Hanlon was a gallant rapparee.

 

CASTLE: Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. It fell after 28 days siege to Sir Charles Wilmot on the 5th November, 1600, who had the castle's garrison executed in the following days. Today, the remnants of the castle include two of its four towers, which are joined by a heavy curtain wall, and the unusual feature of an arch below the battlements.

 

TRAIN: The Lartigue Monorail was 14.4 km in length and linked Listowel and Ballybunion, it opened on 1 March 1888. In 2003 the Lartigue Monorailway Restoration Committee opened a 500 metre section of Lartigue monorail on the trackbed of the former North Kerry line, including a replica locomotive and coaches.

 

HERITAGE TOWNS

 

http://www.heritagetowns.com/celticspirituality.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

Rambling House May Listowel 2018

 

https://youtu.be/LL1JPWmbc5c

 

 

 

 

 

Pub Trail Listowel End May 2018

 

https://youtu.be/dxY0fvF3gBA

 

 

 

2018 May 30 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

GRANDPARENTS: Tues 29th at 12noon Grandparents Day – Scoil Chorp Chríost, mass in the Church.

 

GET TOGETHER FOR CONCERT ARRANGEMENTS:  There will be a get together of all those willing to volunteer for the various tasks for the concert, such as stewarding inside and out, raffle ticket sellers, setting up of the Church with stage and seating etc.  at 8.30pm on Thursday 31st May in Moyvane Church.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  A fundraising concert in Moyvane church with Micheal English on Tuesday, June 5. Tickets are available by ringing 085/8110770.  Doors open at 7pm.

 

 KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 7th June at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

Active Retirement Day on Monday 11th June.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   All welcome.  If attending please phone the office on068/49799.    

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Please note that due to preparation for concert etc my First Friday calls will take place on Thursday 7th in Knockanure and Friday 8th in Moyvane. 

 

 LOTTO: There was no winner of the €8200 jackpot on Friday 25th May. Numbers drawn were 10, 13, 25, and  29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Helen O’Brien, Duagh; 2. Breda Kinsella, Sugarhill, Templeglantine; 3. Patricia Lynch, Gortromagouna; 4. Yvonne Buckley, Knockanure, and 5. Pat & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s. Next jackpot up to €8300 with draw on Friday 1st June.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  A representative from the HSE will attend a meeting in the Marian Hall on Tuesday May 29th at 7.45pm.  It is imperative that there is a good attendance in order to keep the organisation active and ongoing.   

 

SMALL SUM OF MONEY FOUND:  across the road from Moyvane Church.  Info from the Parish Office.

 

SMOKE Alarms: A limited number of smoke alarms are available for home use. They may be collected at the Centre free of charge.

 

 AA OPEN MEETING:  Bank Holiday Monday, June 4 at Duagh N.S. from 8.30pm.                                   

 

OPEN DAY LISTOWEL VTOS, Celebrating 25 years of free adult education in Listowel. Open day Wednesday 30th May 10am to 1pm. All welcome. Contact on 068-21023 or 0860474623,

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed - To Kennelly Family Lisinaskea, Kilmorna, on the death of Teresa Kennelly;

 

To Sweeney Family,  Lisinaskea, Kilmorna, on the death of  Ita Guinea Castlemahon; To Donegan Family Kilbaha, Moyvane on the death of Emer Ward Tarbert

 

DEATH took place on 25th May 2018 of Maureen O'Sullivan (née Galvin) of Derry, Listowel.

 

Late of Oaklands Nursing Home. Predeceased by her husband Toddy, her sisters Eileen Fitzgerald and Cathy O'Donoghue, and brothers John Joe, Timmy, and Patrick. Survived by her daughter Annette, son William, brother-in-law Patsy O'Sullivan, and sisters-in-law Mary O'Sullivan, and Kathleen and Mary Galvin, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass on Monday, the 28th of May, at 11.30am in Listowel Church, followed by burial afterwards in St. Michael's Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O’Flaherty, Sr. Mary Buckley, Dick Fitzgerald, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, Tom Lynch, Bridie Histon, David Flynn, Owen MacGillycuddy, James Duggan, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Eileen Healy, Eileen Goulding, Chris Moriarty, John Moriarty, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Denis Collins, Fr. Tommy O’Hanlon, Willie Flaherty, Mass Moyvane: 

 

Tues 29th at  7.30pm for Mícheál Mulvihill, & his wife Margaret; Wed 30th at  7.30pm for Bríd Brouder; Fri  1st  at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch; Sat 2nd  at 7.30pm for James Duggan and 

 

Sun  3rd  mass at 11.00am for Michael Flaherty. Mass Knockanure: Thurs 31st  at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Lynch Family, Gortdromagouna  and Sun  3rd mass at 10.00am for  David Dillon, his parents Margaret & Vincent & his aunt Kathleen Stack.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: 2nd/3rd June will be taken up as Priest Dues.

 

ROSARY:  Final Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane Tuesday at 7.15pm. 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:   The next meeting of the Moyvane Development Association will take place on Tuesday 29th May at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  Also don’t forget the Tidy Towns adjudication takes place from June to August.

 

WALK: Knights Walk and Heritage Trails. Upgrade and maintenance works on the Knights Walk which were commissioned by Glin Development are now complete. Now is a great time to take in our beautiful scenic walks in Glin.

 

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH:  The church was opened in June 1968. A part of Church Jubilee celebrations an exhibition of Parish and Church memorabilia from the mid 1960’s will be put on display on the weekend of June 8-10. We are now looking for items that would bring us back to that era. The Church foundation stone was laid in 1967 and the new Church building was opened on June 23, 1968. 

 

LAST CAll for volunteers for the WMOF - deadline 31st May. Up to 10,000 volunteers are needed around the events in August.  The cut-off date for expressions of interest on volunteering is the end of this month – 31st May.

 

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER/NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART starting on Thursday 31st  to Friday June 8th FEAST OF VISITATION of BLESSED VIRGIN MARY is on Thursday May 31st. Honouring our Blessed Mother on this day.

 

CORPUS Christi Procession Listowel held on Saturday evening last. Listowel Choir sang.

 

BEST WISHES to Tim Horan of Glin on his 100th birthday.

 

CRAFT SHOP run by volunteers, now opened at Lower William Street.

 

SEANCHAI, Rambling House 31st may at 9.15pm.

 

MORIARTY: Mary McGillicuddy will be launching her book "John Moriarty - Not the Whole Story" on 1st June, 2018 at 7.30pm in St. Michael's College, Listowel. All welcome.

 

WRITERS’ WEEK 2018 takes place 30th May to 3rd June and includes 70 events with 130 writers and performers. Bookings/enquiries can be made  by  contacting Máire or Eilish on 068 21074

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host the following events for Writers week 2018:Thursday May 31st: 11.00 AM - 120.30 PM Winners readings from the Pigott Poetry Prize and The Kerry Group Novel of the year. Thursday May 31st 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

 

MATCH: PAT MARTIN MEMORIAL TOURNAMENT: Friday, 1st June in the Glin GAA grounds. Tarbert v Gerald Griffins at 6.30pm, Glin v Moyvane at 7.10pm, Final 8pm.

 

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION CEMETERY MASS Will take place on Friday  8th June at 7.30pm.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4pm; Let's Talk Family: Fr. Donal O'Connor, Journey of reflection on love, marriage and the family. Sun. 10th June, 10am-4pm.  Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Fri. 15th to Sun 17th June.  For info and to book an event please call 06671344276.

 

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, Listowel,  Would you like to join a New Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Choir Director: Mary Culloty.  Contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for further information. 

 

REUNION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Reunion: Calling all students who started First Year in Sept. of 1976 for a get-together in Oct. of 2018.  Please contact Francis Mulvihill Leahy 086-0662189; Majella O Connor 087-2672501; Geraldine Flavin Mulvihill 087-2036112; Eleanor Fitzgerald 087-2242831.

 

LOUGH DERG bus from Listowel 1st June, details from 087 3966 399.

 

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY, Knock  Shrine, Saturday June 2nd.  Bus from Castleisland at 7am. Contact For more information contact Joan on 066 7147494, 087 7509157 or Tom on 066 7141541 or 086 8380406. 

 

WEATHER was great for some days, grass growth is amazing, and the Whitethorn is in bloom at last.

 

FAIR DEAL NURSING HOME SUPPORT SCHEME: Free information talk Thursday 31st May 8-9.30 p.m. Listowel family Resource Centre All Welcome.

 

PARISH OFFICE HOSTS MEETINGS Abbeyfeale: Narcotics Anonymous meet every Monday night @ 8pm in the parish Office.  Al-anon meet on Tuesday evening @ 8pm. A.A.  Meet every Wednesday afternoon @ 3pm, Friday night @ 8pm and Sunday mornings @ 10am.

 

LOCAL DOCUMENTARY AT WRITER’S WEEK:  ‘The Window in Heaven's Gable’, a documentary on The Classic Cinema, the last of the vintage and independent cinemas in Ireland, will screen in The Classic Cinema itself in Listowel at 8:30pm on Thursday May 31 as part of Writer's Week. The proceeds from the screening will be donated to Irish Motor Neuron Research as this is what Kieran Gleeson, the former owner of The Classic died from a couple of years ago.   Local film-maker Ed O’Connor explained the background to why he wanted make this fascinating documentary: “Kieran Gleeson was a man who listened to his heart. He loved cinema so much he gave up his accountancy career to buy a derelict cinema in Listowel in the 1980's. People said he was crazy as this was at a time when cinemas were closing everywhere with the proliferation of home video players. Most of the picture palaces in towns around Ireland were lost and now only a few family-owned cinemas remain open, one being The Classic Cinema in Listowel.”  As well as profiling the life of Kieran Gleeson, the film also includes interviews with patrons of the cinema who tell us about their fascination with cinema and their amusing experiences in The Classic. Amongst these are film-makers like PJ Dillon (Game of Thrones, Vikings) and Gerard Barrett (Glassland, Pilgrim Hill) who relate how Kieran premiered their first films, starting them on their film-making journeys.  As a massive film fan himself, O’Connor continued: “If you like cinema, you’ll love the journey this film will take you on. Now Kieran didn't lick his interest in cinema from the stones. He was a third-generation cinema owner, his grandfather opening the first cinema in Cappamore, Co. Limerick in a workman's shed he purchased from Siemens after the completion of the power station in Ardnacrusha. Kieran's father ran the new purpose-built cinema that came afterwards and it was in the projection room here, with the loud clatter of the 35mm projector and the smell of hot celluloid, that the destiny of the young Kieran Gleeson was sown.  The documentary is a no budget feature but it had something money couldn't buy - communities working together in a fun way to honour what they value. If it takes a village to raise a child, then it took my village of Athea and our local town Listowel to make this film as so many people gave generously of their time, their stories and their fabulous acting talents.”

 

ST JOHN’S: Fri 1st - 15th    ART EXHIBITION - PAULINE  BEWICK

 

 Fri 1st , 1pm   FRUITCAKE A play written and performed by Alice Barry & presented by Noggin Theatre; 2:30pm   I  CAN  DO  ANYTHING  THEATRIX  STAGE  SCHOOL; 5pm   LIDIA  YUKNAVITCH – IN  CONVERSATION; 8:30pm   RAGMAN, Award-winning play by Eileen Kavanagh.

 

Sat 2nd , 1pm    MY  LEFT  NUT A play by Michael, Patrick and Oisin Kearney; 2:30pm   ALEX  PRESTON - NOVELIST  &  JOURNALIST; 6pm   SCARLETT  SABET - POET  &  PERFORMER; 8:30pm   AFTER  SARAH  MILES, A play by Michael Hilliard Mulcahy staged by Shoestring Theatre Co.

 

Sun 3rd, 1pm   THE  PURE  OF  HEART  &  BACKWATER, Two plays by John B. Keane presented by Hy Breasal Theatre Co.; 3:30pm    MARY  KENNY:  AM  I  A  FEMINIST?  ARE  YOU?; 8:30pm   FORGOTTEN

 

A play written and performed by Pat Kinevane and presented by Fishamble.

 

Thu 7th   GOLD  HEART, The best of bluegrass and country from Virginia USA with “The Gold Sisters”; Tori - Mandolin, Jocey - guitar, Shelby - fiddle, brother Kai - banjo and father Trent – Bass, more from 068 22566.

 

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.

 

FAMILY CYCLE:  A cycle to introduce families to the benefits of being out in the fresh air, being active, doing a family activity in a social gathering on a free facility is being held on the GST on Sunday, June 4 at 11am to celebrate World Bicycle Day.  Entrance at the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale.   Distances vary from 5k to 20K so is suitable for all levels of experience and ability.  A refreshment stop is being offered at Halla Inse Bán (10k mark) before returning to Abbeyfeale.  Register online at www. limericksports.ie

 

TOGETHER AS FAMILIES TODAY; Gathering in Preparation for the World Meeting of Families. St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, and 19-20 June 2018. Keynote Speakers: Prof. Julie Hanlon Rubio (St Louis University, Missouri) & Prof. Martin M. Lintner (Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Brixen). Workshops on “Living the Gospel of the Family” (Bairbre Cahill, writer and facilitator); “Real Families, Real Issues, Real Responses”

 

(Mary Johnston, ACCORD); “Families: a Global Perspective” (Colm Hogan, Trócaire);

 

“Conscience and Moral Discernment” (Martin Lintner). Discussion facilitated by Anne Codd. Registration Fee: €15 (including lunch & teas/coffees). Tickets available on Eventbrite

 

www.eventbrite.ie (search under “Walking Together as Families Today”). Further

 

information: contact Aoife at specialevents@spcm.ie

 

AUTISM Conference 2018 -Re-Thinking Autism - A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday Sept. 30th Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Open to parents, families, caregivers, adults with ASD, employers, educators, professionals, agencies, advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome.  More info www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900.

 

MARY I: Mary Immaculate College welcomes new President Prof Eugene Wall as its new President. Professor Eugene Wall graduated from UCD in 1975 with a degree in psychology.   He was awarded a UCD postgraduate scholarship and undertook a research MA in the field of developmental psycholinguistics.   He qualified as a primary teacher from Froebel College and taught part-time in several third-level institutions in Dublin prior to moving to Limerick in 1980. In 2001, he qualified from UCD with a PhD in Education.

 

TRAVELLER MEN’S PILGRIMAGE, TO CROAGH PATRICK

 

Cloyne Diocese Chaplaincy to the Traveller Community   invite Traveller men from North Cork to take part in a pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick on 4th July 2018.  Those 16 years old and over are invited to come on the trip. Those between the age of 16 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult (Parent or Guardian). For booking contact 022-71035 for Jason, Pauline or Theresa before 15th June.

 

LOURDES: Limerick  Diocesan Lourdes Pilgrimage 2018 The Lourdes office, is open in the Social Service Centre, Henry St.  Office Hours are: 10.00 - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 4.30pm Monday to Friday. All details concerning the Pilgrimage may be had from the office or from Fr. Tony. The fares for this year will be the same as last year, Pilgrims - All Hotels €719 except The Alba €709 and for a Hospital Pilgrim €609, this is inclusive of travel insurance and coach transfer to and from Lourdes Airport.

 

DEATH took place in January 2018 of Jeremiah “Darby” O’Connor at the age of 94. 

 

He was born in Athea with close family connections stretching on to Park, Athea and Knocknasna.    As these  three  areas  formed  a  well-known  and close-knit relationship with each other at this part of West Limerick it was no surprise that the O’Connor families acted with a strong interest & relationship with each other.Darby emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1948 and lived in Garnet Hill, Pennsylvania for the rest of his life.  He served over thirty years as Lieutenant with the Delaware

 

County Sheriff’s Office.  He was a man of strong Catholic faith and an active parishioner of St.  Thomas of Villanova RC  Church.  He was a fourth Degree Member of the Knights of Columbus

 

Bishops Kendrick Council; member of the Men of Malvern, Friendly Sons of St. Patrick and Republican Committee man in Radnor Township for many years.

 

Ar dheis Dhé go raibh a anam dílis. We wish to extend our sincere sympathy to his local relatives: The O’Connor’s from Knocknasa, Noreen in New St, Batt in Banard & Jerry in Bogmount.

 

THOUGHT: The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.- William Blake.

 

From Listowel Connection

 

Listowel's Carnegie Library. This story is still rumbling on.

 

Denis Quille found this old photo of The Bridge Road. In it, on the right hand side, you can see the remains of the old library.

 

In 1910 local leaders recognised the need for a library in town. They passed a motion at the UDC meeting to approach Lord Listowel for a site. They proposed to approach The Carnegie Trust for money to fit it out and then to pay for the upkeep from an extra penny on the rates.

 

The story dragged on a bit with approaches to Crosbie, Lord Listowel's agent, to the Carnegie trust, a bit of a local kerfuffle when a Cork firm got the contract etc. until 1915 when the library or Hall as it was known was finally opened.

 

Listowel's own Carnegie Hall was the town hall, a concert venue, a classroom and meeting room as well as a free lending library.

 

It thrived and served the people of the town well until one Sunday night in 1921 at the height of The Troubles, the building was gutted by fire. Fearing that the dreaded Black and Tans, who were on their way to town, would set up headquarters there, the local IRA burned the building. The UDC records as well as the books and equipment were all lost. A notice posted on the burned out shell claimed that the IRA had saved it from "the army of occupation".

 

The ruin of the building remained on Bridge Road, a grim reminder of a troubled time until it was eventually levelled to make way for a store.

 

Now back to the old photo which Denis Quille found in an old album. I mistakenly thought that the photo was taken while the building was intact. Not so.

 

Derry Buckley who knows Bridge Road well has done a bit of research for us.

 

Derry has circled the houses which were built by his grandfather.

 

"Jerry Buckley, my Grandfather built a house, and then  lived in it while he built another. He moved home to the next house as he went along,  Dad was born in 37 Bridge Rd. in 1932. The twins who died were born in another then Beatrice and Toddy in the corner house 51 in 1938. The end houses which are in the photo 53 and 55 were built after this so pic is about 1940."

 

 

 

Another piece of evidence that the photo is younger than I thought is the presence of electricity wires. Listowel had electricity before rural electrification. The below quote is from the ESB archive. Listowel Electric Light and Power Co. Ltd. was in operation before 1927. It supplied 336 homes and businesses in 1929, and was acquired by ESB in September 1929.

 

 

 

CASTLE: Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. It fell after 28 days siege to Sir Charles Wilmot on the 5th November, 1600, who had the castle's garrison executed in the following days. Today, the remnants of the castle include two of its four towers, which are joined by a heavy curtain wall, and the unusual feature of an arch below the battlements.

 

TRAIN: The Lartigue Monorail was 14.4 km in length and linked Listowel and Ballybunion, it opened on 1 March 1888. In 2003 the Lartigue Monorailway Restoration Committee opened a 500 metre section of Lartigue monorail on the trackbed of the former North Kerry line, including a replica locomotive and coaches.

 

HERITAGE TOWNS

 

http://www.heritagetowns.com/celticspirituality.shtml

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORY: Caroline M. McGee recently completed work on the Reconstruction of the Gothic Past project at Trinity College Dublin which was sponsored by the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS).  The project can be accessed at: http://www.gothicpast.com/.  She blogs regularly on

 

http://building19thcenturyireland.wordpress.com/

 

and her doctoral research project, Building Catholic Ireland, investigates the cost of constructing post-Famine Irish churches.

 

 

 

RAS CYCLE RACE finished in Market St. Listowel on Tues. 22nd May between 2 – 4pm. it  came in from Ballybunion, Convent Cross. Traffic restrictions from 1 to 4pm. Also RAS Wed. in the Square parking restriction from 8am to 11am. Presentation School Band played National Anthem, before the start on Wednesday. Beautiful Day, with warm sunshine, before race, many done warm up exercises in Listowel.

 

https://youtu.be/hx8LT27omak

 

 

 

Corpus Christi Procession Listowel May   2018. Listowel Choir sings.

 

Walk from Church to St Michael's on beautiful evening.

 

https://youtu.be/yMqSxz1hUH0

 

 

 

 

 

2018 May 23 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

NOTICE of Annual General Meeting of Knockanure Development Association (Knockanure Community Centre), May 23rd 2018 at 8.30pm. Venue: Knockanure Community Centre.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  tickets are available from Holly’s Gala, Mary at the Post Office, Stack Butchers, Hannah Enright, Bobby Stack.   There is a special number in operation from 10am to 7pm daily if you wish to purchase or reserve tickets.  The number is 085/8110770. 

 

TARBERT PARISH MISSION. There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady from the 21st  to 26th May. There will be Mass and Benediction each evening with a guest speaker providing the homily. Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

 

BEST WISHES to Josie Clancy on her 90th Birthday. Josie has sisters, Mary Ahern, Sr. Cyprian and Chris. Best wishes on  91st Birthday to Abbeyfeale retired parish priest Canon James Neville.

 

FIRST HOLY Communion Moyvane Sat. 21st at 11am.

 

ANNUAL Procession in Listowel is taking place on Saturday, May 26th after the Vigil Mass.

 

SYMPATHY to Valery and Damien Stack and family of Bunagara on the death recently of Valery’s Mother Angela Quinlan(nee McNamara) of Coolnaleen.

 

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Roger Duggan MSC, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Western Road, Cork City and Listowel, Co. Kerry on the 14th of May 2018. Sadly missed by his sister Una Hayes and brother-in-law Liam Hayes (Tanavalla, Listowel), niece Julia, nephew Danny, grandnephew Mathew and his fellow Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Ireland and Australia. Bishop Ray and several priests celebrated Requiem Mass for Fr. Duggan on Thursday 17th May 2018. Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel. He was Born Wales, reared Birmingham, and Ordained 1993.

 

DEATH of Tim Kennelly of Love Lane, Charleville, Moyvane, and Crossroads, Buttevant on May 17th 2018, husband of the late Bridget (nee Lynch), Love Lane, Charleville, father of Kathleen (Gorman), Mary Jane, (Griffin), Anne (Morrissey), Timothy, Clare (Kennelly Lang) and the late Patricia. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law John, Timmy, Paudie and Stephen, daughter-in-law Lori, grandchildren Fiona, Declan, Sinead, Timmy, Michael, Kieran, Timmy, Colin, Sean and Eva, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, carers Katie and Ellen, neighbours and friends,

 

Requiem Mass for Tim Kennelly at Holy Cross Church, Charleville on Monday at 3pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Brigid's Cemetery, Buttevant.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Fr. Vincent Kavanagh, Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Nancy O’Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Joe Lyons, Dolores Connolly, P. J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Fiona Moore, Mass in Moyvane; Mon. 21st at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Fri. 25 mass at 7.30 pm for Nora and Jack Walsh and Nora’s brother Michael Mulvihill, Sat. 26th mass for Mary Stack at 7.30pm, and Sun. 27th mass for Jim Fitzgerald. Knockanure mass on Sun. 27th for Nora Kelly (nee Kennelly), Mary Rose Kennelly and sister in law Lorraine Kennelly.

 

WALK:  The Great Southern Public Consultation Day hosted by Kerry Co. Co. on Wednesday 23 May (11am-8pm) and in Listowel Arms Hotel: Thursday 24 May (11am-8pm) re progressing  North Kerry sections of the Great Southern Greenway.

 

RAS CYCLE RACE will finish in Market St. Listowel on Tues. 22nd May between 2 – 4pm. it will come in from Ballybunion, Convent Cross. Traffic restrictions from 1 to 4pm. Also RAS will start Wednesday morning in the Square parking restriction from 8am to 11am.

 

WALK TO THE WELL:  The annual walk to Killeenagh Holy Well, will take place on Sunday, May 27. The Killeenagh Well is in Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Division 2 Mixed Team on winning silver in the All Ireland Grade E Mixed Finals in Limerick recently. Team: Donnacha Moloney, Donie Enright, Timmy Noonan, John Mulvihill, Helen Brown, Denise Collins, Amanda Carmody, and Carmel Hudson.

 

WOMENS Peer Group, details from Bridie at 068 23584.

 

REUNION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Reunion: Calling all students who started First Year in Sept. of 1976 for a get-together in Oct. of 2018.  Please contact Francis Mulvihill Leahy 086-0662189; Majella O Connor 087-2672501; Geraldine Flavin Mulvihill 087-2036112; Eleanor Fitzgerald 087-2242831.

 

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service 3000 units of blood are required every week.  1000 people will receive blood or a blood product every week.  1:4 require blood at some point in their life.   Blood Donor Clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tues. 22nd & Wed. 23rd May from 5-8pm.

 

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Guided Holy Hour and Mass Monday 21st May 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church.  Celebrant Fr. Sean Sheehy.

 

FOOD Nutrition Course in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Tues. 22nd May for 6 wks from 7.30-9.30pm.  This course is HSE funded and is free to participants. Tel. 087-7672172.

 

BOOK LAUNCH JOHN MORIARTY by Mary McGillicuddy, proceeds to Hope Guatemala. To be launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice on 1st June at 7.30pm in St. Michael College.

 

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, join a New Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm.

 

 LOUGH Derg Friday June 1st , details from 087 3966 399.

 

TALK at NCW Library 25th May at 8pm by Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, more from 069 62273.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host the following events for Writers week 2018: Thursday May 31st: 11.00 AM - 12.30 PM, Winners readings from the Pigott Poetry Prize and The Kerry Group Novel of the year. Thursday May 31st 6.00 PM - 7.30 PM, Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

 

KDYS LISTOWEL is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects/programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.If you are interested & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

 

BISHOP in Tarbert on Saturday 26th at 6pm Celebrant – Bishop Ray Browne. Speaker – Elma Walsh Donal Walsh Foundation. Also Crowning of Our Lady (by First Communicants).

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS Meet Thursday, May 24th at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. All welcome.

 

ROSARY at Moyvane Grotto every Tuesday at 7.15pm.

 

LISTOWEL WRITEERS WEEK 30TH May to 3rd June.  Booking/enquiries: 068 21074.

 

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY, Knock Shrine, Saturday June 2nd. Bus from Castleisland at 7am.  Contact For more information contact Joan on 066 7147494, 087 7509157 or Tom on

 

066 7141541 or 086 8380406. 

 

GLIN GAA; Pat Martin memorial Gaelic football tournament will take place on Friday June 1st at Glin GAA field. Pat was an outstanding footballer on the Glin teams of the ‘80s and 90’s and his sudden death last year was greatly felt in the community.

 

CYCLING RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYLE for KDYS:  Contact Cormac on 086 8411297.

 

AUTISM: “Let me  grow  my  own  way”.  A conference hosted by Studio 3 Kerry at the Rose

 

Hotel, Dan Spring Road. Cost €90 or  €30 for family, carers or individuals with autism. Phone

 

066 7128872 for further information.

 

PROBUS All Ireland Rally at the Brandon Conference Centre from May 15 to 17. Dick Spring gave a talk on his life and times, it is surprising how little we know of his activities.

 

POLKAS AT THE RAILWAY:  Learn to dance a polka every Monday evening at the Railway, Abbeyfeale.  Classes from 8.30pm.  No partner needed.

 

CELEBRATING WORLD BEE DAY AT ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  We hope to have a demonstration hive on display at the Farmers’ Market on Friday, May 25 from 10 -12 noon.  This is a weather dependent event and if the sun is out and it’s not pouring rain we’ll have some local beekeepers present to talk to people about bee keeping.

 

FLEADH Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Fleadh Volunteer programme, which will run throughout the 8 day festival from 12th – 19th August 2018.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17th.  Contact Listowel Travel 068 23333.

 

ABORTION; Not one Yes poster mentions abortion, and what will they do with all the dead babies.

 

IRISH: In partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland New York and IrishCentral, a celebration of Bliain na Gaeilge (the year of the Irish language) will be held on Wednesday, May 23, bringing together all Irish speakers, learners and lovers for an evening of song, poetry, comedy and music.

 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ceiliuradh-bhliain-na-gaeilge-bliain-na-gaeilge-celebration-tickets-45831798142.

 

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, join a New Choir for over 50's in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served.  Choir Director: Mary Culloty.  Contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for further information.  Hope to see you there!

 

 

 

Diocese of Kerry Choir for Papal Mass: Members of parish choirs are invited to form a special choir for the Papal Mass on Sun. 26th Aug. in Phoenix Park, Dublin.  130 places have been allotted to our diocese, divided between soprano, alto, tenor and bass.  In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated on a lottery basis.  Please contact Tomás at 086-3683778 or check out www.dioceseofkerry.ie.

 

CHOOSE LIFE:  24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish on Friday.   Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn. Holy hour each day from 3-4pm  Join us every day in the blessed sacrament Chapel from 3-4pm. We will have an hour of prayer for the protection of the 8th Amendment. Including the rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and time for quiet prayer. We encourage anyone who can, to come and pray for the continued protection of the unborn in our country.  Stay for the whole hour or drop in for as long as you are able. 

 

BEES and BIRDS: Kerry Biodiversity Week: 19th to 27th May. Walks and talks, about bees, bats, birds, flowers and food.  Find out about an event close to you on facebook. https://www.facebook.com/kerrybiodiversityweek2018/

 

ROYAL Wedding was well received in the locality. The sermon gave all of us a lesion in using the fire of love to change the outlook of people.

 

DEATH: Fr Duggan Listowel; Born Wales, reared Birmingham, Ordained 1993 worked in Australia.

 

He had family in Kerry. https://youtu.be/-05At_8NTYE

 

GRAVEYARD:  There will be a weekly clean up in the Reilig Idé Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-9pm.   More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite big.  In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and a neglected one if that family is no longer able to.  We appreciate any help you can give. 

 

CRAFT COOPERATIVE:  The Craft Co-op is holding a Pop-up Café on Thursday, May 24 at 11am in St. Ita’s Hall.  We invite you for tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and most of all we invite you to talk with us about developing the Craft Co-operative in Abbeyfeale. This is for you if you have a general interest in craft or if you have a craft you’d like to develop, or a skill you would like to display. Whether you want to learn something new, meet like-minded people, make social connections, have ideas you want to contribute or simply be part of this new local movement.  This is for you, no matter where you are from or what language you speak. You are invited to share a cuppa and take part in the conversation. Don’t hide your talent. We invite you to bring a sample of your craft with you if you like.  This is a community development initiative funded by Healthy Limerick and supported by Glórach Community Theatre, West Limerick Resources and Abbeyfeale Community Council. For further information please contact WLR St. Ita’s Hall on 068 30849.

 

POT HOLES: The painted potholes are a real conversation topic in the locality, even the painter, either ran out of paint or was leaving some work for another day, as many holes were not framed.

 

 

 

PAPERS: Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Friday, February 10, 1809; Page: 3

 

 

 

Limerick Feb. 7.— On Monday se'nnight  John Neill, who was convicted on the preceding Friday, at the Tralee Special Commission, for the murder of James Wall, Esq. and  Mr. Scanlan, his tutor, was brought, from the jail of that town to Newtown Sandes, escorted by a strong  detachment of the 7th "dragoon guards. Tralee yeomen cavalry and Longford militia, when the sentence of the law was put in execution ; his body next day brought back and interred in the jail-yard; Previous to his leaving the prison, he acknowledged his  assisting in the attack  and burning the house of Mr. Wall, and giving Mr. Scanlan, when attempting to escape, a violent blow on the head with the end of his musket, which killed him, and knocked him into the flames ; but said he was not the person who fired the fatal shot at Mr. Wall. This unfortunate young culprit gave no information as to the rest of his diabolical associates.

 

 On Saturday last, John Delany, James Moriarty, and Thomas Collins, were executed in front of Tralee jail, pursuant to sentence at the late commission for associating as white boys in the co. Kerry.. They also acknowledged their gilt.

 

 

 

 The Rev. Mr. M'Donald, P. P. of  Shanagolden, immediately after his celebration of mass, on Sunday se'naight, took occasion in a most excellent discourse adapted to the present times and the capacities of his hearers, to point out the inevitable destruction which Sooner or later must await those, who withdraw themselves from the habits of industry and peace, illegally associated by night, for purposes subversive of public tranquillity, and shocking to humanity—he expatiated impressively and at some length on the enormities which heretofore disgraced the neighbourhood in which they resided, and forcibly bringing to their recollection, the examples long since made in several parts of this county, as well as those recently, resulting from the special commission, seemed effectually to convince, the deluded amongst his flock, of their madness in attempting to violate laws, which every subject, whatever may be his rank in society, is bound to support and obey ; after strenuously exhorting them to return to their homes, and to, sober reflection, he dismissed them with a benediction from his Heart, which produced a consequence of a most satisfactory nature, for on that night upward of fifteen stand of arms were, delivered at his house, by some persons, who retired undiscovered after, making their deposit..

 

We understand, by, an extract of a letter from John Sandes, of Meevan, Esq. a justice of peace for-the co. Kerry, that this example of returning duty has been very generally followed up by the peasantry in the vicinity of Listowel and Tarbert, several of whom have sent in a considerable number of muskets &c. to that active magistrate, and bound themselves by oath and otherwise to be of peaceable demeanour from which we may reasonably infer, that order and quietness will soon supersede the turbulence and outrage which has for some time back so shamefully marked our district.

 

On Saturday last, an officer of excise seized a quantity of tea, near Downpatrick, for not being protected by the usual certificate, and in the evening, when desired by his superior officer to make good his seizure, conveying it to the King's stores, he took with him a file of soldiers, for that purpose. Upon some indication of opposition, the guager desired the soldiers to fire upon the people, in consequence of which, one person was unfortunately killed, and two dangerously wounded.  We have not heard the result of the Coroner's Inquest, but are informed the soldiers are in custody. The excise officer is said to have absconded.

 

(Other news, a woman in Dunleek accused of burying her seven year old niece alive; Captain Godfrey gave five bags of coal for use of poor confined debtors in Sheriffs prison; Dublin Weekly school for poor children, received a donation of One Guinea. See paper for details)

 

 

 

BISHOP RAY SAYS THANKS TO YOU ALL:

 

The right to life of the unborn child ‘I thank the people and parishes of our diocese for the positive response I received to my Pastoral Message released two weeks ago. I am full of admiration for all who are involved in campaigning for the right to life of the unborn child. Also thanks to everyone for debating and discussing the issue gently, respectfully and sensitively.  In recent weeks my thoughts have returned again and again to what “Doctors for Life” are saying. I believe it contains the key to this Referendum: “In every case I am dealing with two patients, the pregnant woman and the unborn child. Both are my patients. I cannot be involved in the death of one of them. Termination of pregnancy is not health care. ”If the Referendum is passed the government’s proposed legislation is extreme. I believe it will introduce a system similar to Britain where many claim that 90% of babies aborted are healthy babies. I am voting ‘NO’ next Friday. I encourage, you to do the same. Please pray that the people of our country will choose to vote ‘NO’, thus honouring and defending the life of every unborn child. I conclude with the words of Pope Francis: “no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate the life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb”.

 

Bishop Ray Browne Diocese of Kerry- Pentecost Sunday 2018

 

 

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The pilgrimage will take place from Sunday, July 1st to Sunday, July 8th 2018. Application forms are available from your parish priest or parish office. Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.

 

 

 

2018 May 16 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

NOTICE of Annual General Meeting of Knockanure Development Association (Knockanure Community Centre), May 23rd 2018 at 8.30pm. Venue: Knockanure Community Centre.

 

FIRST Communion; Congratulations to all the children who received their First Communion at Knockanure Church on Saturday last. Thanks to all who had an input into the preparation and helped to make the day one to remember. Many had put in months of preparation, their quiet dedication deserve our thanks.

 

LOTTO; LOTTO: There was no winner of the €7900 jackpot on Friday 4th May. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 20, 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Tom Shine, Mike the Pies; 2. Liz, Daniel & Donie, c/o Gould’s shop; 3. Mike Stack, Tullahinel; 4. Mike Kennelly, Lisaniska, and 5. A& E Harley, c/o John Barry. There was no winner of the €8000 jackpot on Friday 11th May.Numbers drawn were 14, 20, 23,and  26. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1.  Marie Lawlor, 5, Lissadell Grove; 2. Declan O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; 3. Catriona Kenrick, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick; 4. David Harley, c/o John Barry, and 5. Pat Kennelly, Athea. Next draw on Friday 18th May with jackpot up to €8100.

 

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to Mike, and Joan Kennelly on the recent untimely passing of their daughter Teresa. We would also like to extend those sympathies to both her brother Timmy and Margaret and her Partner Mick and two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and wide circle of friends at this difficult time.

 

MASS Moyvane Mon 14th at 7.30pm; A Mass of Blessing & Healing for all women wounded & anxious with regard to the Cervical Cancer tests.

 

REFERENDUM: Sat 19th 8.30pm – 10pm Eucharistic Adoration - many Parishioners have asked for this and it will give us a chance to pray and reflect on the upcoming Referendum.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT:  tickets are available from Holly’s Gala, Mary at the Post Office, Stack Butchers, Hannah Enright, Bobby Stack.   There is a special number in operation from 10am to 7pm daily if you wish to purchase or reserve tickets.  The number is 085/8110770. 

 

KDYS LISTOWEL:  is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects & programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.  If you are interested please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

 

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS:  on Tuesday 15th of May with a 5:15 pm registration for a 5:30pm start in the Moyvane GAA field.  All welcome. (must have a Moyvane, Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate).

 

 LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th  & 21st  May 10.30 - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584.

 

TIDY TOWNS - National Tidy Towns adjudication takes place between 1st June and the end of August.

 

SYMPATHY: to Family of Betty Bowler, Duagh whose funeral took place in Duagh.  Also to Julia & Eddie Stack & Family on the death of Julia’s niece Mary Malone, Ardagh.  

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Martha O’Sullivan, Patsy Horan, Dick O’Connor, Jer Scannell, Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Patrick Shanahan, Noranne McCarthy, David Kennelly, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty,, Mary Stack, Sr. Loretto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Canon Pat Horgan, Mass in Moyvane; Tues 15th at 7.30pm for Mike Dore; Wed  16th  10.00am for Tess Ryan (Rec Dec) –Feast of St Brendan; Thurs 17th at 7.30pm for James & Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha; Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Maud Carmody (née Kissane), Meen,        8.30pm – 10pm Eucharistic Adoration - many Parishioners have asked  for this and it will give us a chance to pray and reflect on the upcoming Referendum.

 

Sun 20th mass at  11.00am for Deceased of the Carmody Family, Ahalahana. Knockanure mass; Fri 18th at  8.30pm for Teresa Kennelly, Lissaniska, (Months Mind) (please note time)

 

Sun 20th  mass at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack, Josie & Ruby McMahon, Kilmorna & USA.

 

SECONDARY SCHOOL, Presentation Listowel is turning 75! We are looking for past pupils, stories and

 

Photographs (which will be scanned and returned). Please join us for a media day on Friday 18th May at 2.00p.m ahead of the publication of the book in the Autumn”.

 

 SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 19th / 20th for the Education of Clergy.

 

ROSARY:  at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm.  All welcome.

 

REMEMBERING ZOE:    Family fun day Sunday May 20 at Abbeyfeale.  Proceeds to Nano Nagle, Brothers of Charity and Fr. Casey’s Bord naNog.

 

POLKAS AT THE RAILWAY, Abbeyfeale:  Learn to dance a polka every Monday evening at the Railway, Abbeyfeale.  Classes from 8.30pm.  No partner needed.

 

FOOD Nutrition Course (HSE funded) Six week course starting on Monday 14th May 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford.  Attendance is free to all.  If interested in attending tel. 087-7672172.

 

TARBERT PARISH MISSION. There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady from the 21st  to 26th May.There will be Mass and Benediction each evening with a guest speaker providing the homily. Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

 

ANNUAL  Procession in Listowel is taking place on Saturday, May 26th after the Vigil Mass.

 

 

 

TARBERT HOUSE – Tarbert House is now open for visitors and will remain open until 31st Aug. The house is open Mon. to Sat. You can book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Patrick Lynch will give a talk in the Bridewell, tarbert on Sat. 19th May at 7.30pm. The Talk is entitled “1918 – An eventful year in Tarbert and Kerry” and will detail events local and elsewhere as they affected the locality a century ago. Fáilte roimh gach éinne agus cupán tae ina diaidh.

 

JOB VACANCY - Tarbert Bridewell coffee shop and Heritage centre have an opening for a Heritage assistant.  Please contact Jim O'Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject@gmail.com or just drop your CV or note of interest into the Bridewell.

 

CHORAL; Dingle Choral Weekend, taking place in Dingle (Daingean Uí Chúis) on May 25th – 27th 2018.

 

FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN: Patron Saint of our Diocese is Wednesday May 16th Please take note of Bishop Ray’s  message for the Feast Day in the Diocesan Web Page at www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

TURAS OR PILGRIMAGE IN FENIT: Tuesday 15th May, the eve of St. Brendan's Day, at 7pm. Meet at the foot of the steps to the statue of St Brendan at the end of the pier.  We walk to the entrance to

 

Fenit Island-birthplace  of  St  Brendan.  Further Information: Sylvia Thompson-085 863 2623

 

KILLARNEY DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP have the HSE Dietitian Ciara McGowan speaking on Wednesday the 16th May 2018 In The Deerhunter Suite  at the Dromhall Hotel at 8pm.

 

WALK:  The Great Southern Greenway feature on the 'Nationwide' RTE1 programme at 7pm on Monday 14 May which showcase Newcastle West. Public Consultation Days hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in  Fenit Parish Centre, Wednesday 23 May (11am-8pm) and in Listowel Arms Hotel: Thursday 24 May (11am-8pm) re progressing  North Kerry sections of the Great Southern Greenway.

 

WALK TO THE WELL:  The annual walk to Killeenagh Holy Well, will take place on Sunday, May 27. The Killeenagh Well is in Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale.

 

CHOOSE LIFE:  24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish over the next 3 Fridays. Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn. Holy hour each day from 3-4pm  Join us every day in the blessed sacrament Chapel from 3-4pm. We will have an hour of prayer for the protection of the 8th Amendment. Including the rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and time for quiet prayer. We encourage anyone who can, to come and pray for the continued protection of the unborn in our country.  Stay for the whole hour or drop in for as long as you are able.

 

ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY COMMITTEE A.G.M. at St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday 15th May at 7.30pm. New members needed to help maintain the cemetery. Further info: Chairman on 0872536120.

 

ARDFER RETREAT CENTRE: Guided Holy Hour & Mass - New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis - Celebrant: Fr. Seán Sheehy on Monday May 21st - 11am to 2pm.

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Annual Retreat on Thursday 31st May in Ardfert Retreat Centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm.  All welcome.  Contact Margaret on 087/2976304.

 

THOUGHT; We must be always cautious about motives of politicians.  

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ:  The pilgrimage will take place from Sunday, July 1st to

 

Sunday, July 8th 2018.   Contact Tomás Kenny on 086/ 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie 

 

GROTTO ROSARYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY Killocrim,  Fri. 18th & 25th May. Finuge, every Monday evening at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., every Sunday evening at 6pm.             

 

YOUTH MINISTRY COURSE 2018/19: This course is aimed at adults (over 21 years), volunteers or professionals interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other setting.  The course will begin on Wednesday October 23rd and will be held over 18 nights, (9 nights before Christmas and 9 nights in the spring) in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.  Brochures available at the back of the Church or contact Tomás Kenny on 086/3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for information.

 

BALLYHAHILL SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES:  Classes resume for the summer months in Ballyhahill Community Centre in social dancing on Monday, May 14 at 8pm.  All are welcome.

 

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: 19th to 27th May.  Full list of  events  on  facebook. https://www.facebook.com/kerrybiodiversityweek2018

 

TUAM: St. Mary’s Tuam Advice & Support Service Barnardos offers confidential and professional support to people affected by St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home.  This service is funded by the Sisters of Bon Secours Ireland.  Calls are confidential within Barnardos.  Helpline No: 091 399 991 or email: stmarystuamsupport@barnardos.ie

 

 

 

CRAFT COOPERATIVE:  The Craft Co-op is holding a Pop-up Café on Thursday, May 24 at 11am in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale.  We invite you for tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and most of all we invite you to talk with us about developing the Craft Co-operative in Abbeyfeale. This is for you if you have a general interest in craft or if you have a craft you’d like to develop, or a skill you would like to display. Whether you want to learn something new, meet like-minded people, make social connections, have ideas you want to contribute or simply be part of this new local movement.  This is for you, no matter where you are from or what language you speak. You are invited to share a cuppa and take part in the conversation. Don’t hide your talent. We invite you to bring a sample of your craft with you if you like.  This is a community development initiative funded by Healthy Limerick and supported by Glórach Community Theatre, West Limerick Resources and Abbeyfeale Community Council. For further information please contact WLR St. Ita’s Hall on 068 30849.

 

RELATIONS: A descendant of Costello is visiting Listowel and he would love to meet up with his Irish family. Edward T. Costello living in Arlington, Virigina is visiting Kerry ( May 13-25) to search for information on his  gt gt grandfather Michael Costello.

 

Michael Costello (1782-1826) and his family, reportedly from the Listowel area in County Kerry, left Ireland for Canada in 1825 as a member of a group of some 600 Irish families that were resettled in Ontario, Canada under the leadership of Peter Robinson (the Peter Robinson Settlers).  Each adult member of the family was given 100 acres of land and equipment and supplies to assist in settlement.  The immigration plan both reduced land pressure in Ireland and helped settle sparsely populated areas of Canada. Descendants of the original group (who settled in Ennismore Township) of Peter Robinson Settlers can be found both in Canada and the United States. Any information or insights concerning the Michael Costello family would be appreciated to 086-8269870.

 

FLEADH: The Credit Union has been announced as the main sponsor of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which will take place this summer in Drogheda from 12th– 19th August.

 

KNOCKANURE, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (E. by N.) from Listowel, on the river Feale; containing 1246 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the confines of the county of Limerick, comprises 5995 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; about one-half consists of good arable land, and the remainder of coarse mountain pasture and bog.

 

 

 

The only seat is Riversdale, the recently purchased property of D. Mahony, Esq., on which he intends to make considerable improvements, it is in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe; the rectory, which in 1607 was granted by Jas. I. to Sir James Fullerton, is now impropriate in Anthony Stoughton, Esq.; the vicarage forms part of the union of Aghavillin, also called the union of Listowel. Of the tithes, amounting to £78. 9-3., twothirds are payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Newtownsandes; the chapel at Knockanure is a small thatched building, to which a school is attached: in this and in a private school about 80 children are educated. The ruins of the old church still exist in the burial-ground.

 

— Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) by Samuel Lewis Courtesy & copyright of Mel Lockie

 

http://forebears.io/ireland/munster/kerry/knockanure

 

PLOUGH

 

Kerryman 1904-current Saturday, December 06, 1958, Page: 26

 

 Billy Benner, Kerry Motor Works, will be showing movie pictures of the local Ploughing Matches, National Ploughing Match and the Tralee Show, at Causeway Technical School on Tuesday, 9th December and Tralee Technical School, Thursday, 11th Dec. and Knockanure Hall on Friday, 12th December. Starting' at 8 o'clock, ADMISSION FREE.

 

GAA;

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, December 14, 1973; Page: 5

 

DECEMBER, 9, 1,973, is a date that will stand, out in the history of Knockanure as the day they " won the final of the North Kerry football, championship. Last winter they took on the running of their own football club-and entered the intermediate- grade in North Kerry football. Events last Sunday showed full justification of that move by adding another facet to the 'Valley of 'Knockanure .

 

 

 

During the season they triumphed over all comers on their way to the final. Last Sunday, dispite  the petrol shortage, they travelled in large numbers to Ballybunion, to ensure full support, of their team,. They led by 3 pts to one at half time and went on to add three more against, the wind to show their superiority on, the field and from midway- In the second, half the result was never in doubt as they ran, out winning by a clear margin of four points.

 

 

 

They were best served by the four Collins- brothers, Tom O'Connor (Keylod), W. J. Leahy and, N. Buckley, who  was  very accurate with frees.

 

 

 

The game and cup secure, their enthusiasm knew no bounds and they celebrated the occasion by calling to Moyvane to fill the cup before going, on to Knockanure where celebrations went on to a late hour.

 

Very Rev. W. O'Brien, P.P.,  went to see the game and , lent his moral support  and congratulated them on, winning.

 

QUESTION TIME — A very interesting Question time and film show under the auspices of the Moyvane PTAA. will be held in the Marian Hall this Friday evening at 830 p.m. Four teams representing different areas of the parish have already been selected.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, February 10, 1978; Page: 26

 

THE death occurred recently at her residence in Newborough, Patrickswell of Mary Dillon (nee Lyons), formally of Duagh. Mrs-Dillon relict of Thomas Dillon was  of course sister of Captain. Jeremiah Lyons, who was shot, by the Black and Tan forces in the valley of Knockanure. Mrs. Dillon's remains were removed to Patrickswell Church on Wednesday, February 1, and the funeral took place on Thursday to Springmount, Cemetery, Duagh, after Requiem Mass in Patrickswell Church. To her son, daughters, sons-inlaw, grandchildren, relatives and friends sympathy is extended.

 

 

 

Pro Life

 

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WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES - LATEST UPDATE

 

 Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August

 

Pope Francis will preside at the Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park.

 

Ticketing is a two-step process:  1. Registration (opening soon)   2. Print tickets at a later date.   This is available to parishes / individuals. 

 

             It is a free event. 

 

             The venue can accommodate 500,000 people. 

 

             Involves 3-5km EACH WAY due to the transport routes in place for this event. 

 

             Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

 

             The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar

 

             People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking)

 

                At all Masses this weekend we will have a show of hands with regards to how many tickets we need to apply for – transport etc.  Will explain at Masses.

 

                Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August

 

Pope Francis will be in attendance. This is an evening concert of music and dance, celebrating family life across the world and including five families who will share their faith. Photo identification + ticket will be required to access the venue.  To guarantee your ticket for this event please register for one of the days at the RDS Congress (see below)

 

                RDS Congress on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August

 

Pope Francis will not be in attendance. The Congress programme includes presentations from keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and prayer experiences. There are designated daily programmes for young people (13-17 years) and children (4-12 years). You can register as a daily participant or for the three-day event online: https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress    This includes a ticket to the Festival of Families AND to the Closing Mass. Online Registration for this event is  OPEN Cost: €68 Congress or €38 per day / Children free must be accompanied

 

                Opening Mass in Killarney on Tuesday 21st August

 

Opening Mass of the World Meeting of Families will take place in each Diocese.  In our Diocese this Mass is @ 6.15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney.  Special items to mark World Meeting of Families in the Parish Office  5 Ways to pray for (and with) your family May 9th and 10th 

 

Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Killarney

 

Thursday May 10th @10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee

 

As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!  Further details from aileenmurphy@dioceseofkerry.ie 086/3880039

 

 

 

KERRY CHOIR  FOR  PAPAL  MASS: Members of parish choirs are invited to form a special choir for the Papal Mass on Sunday Aug 26th in Phoenix Park, Dublin. 130 places have been allotted  to  our  diocese  and  in  the  event  of oversubscription,  places  will  be  allocated  on  a lottery basis. Contact Tomás at 086 3683778 or www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

 

 

2018 May 9 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS for the children of Scoil Chorp Chríost on Saturday 12th at 11am in Knockanure Church. First Holy Communion for the children of Murhur N.S. will be on May 26th at 11am.

 

TRIBUTE at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 14th May 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL MAY 15th (3rd Tuesday), in Lixnaw.

 

THE WITNESS WILL BE GIVEN BY JOHN MICHAEL PEARSE. John is recovering well after a long illness. He spent 4 months as a patient at K.U.H. suffering from a serious viral infection.  This infection affected his mobility, sense of balance and he was literally out for the count for 5 weeks. Eventually the cause of this infection was sourced and after intensive treatment the North Kerry man is on the road to recovery.  His message is one of hope, perseverance in the face of unbelievable suffering and trauma.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT Tickets are available after all weekend Masses and outside of office hours from 085/8110770 and other local sellers.  Concert on Tuesday 5th June, doors open at 7pm and concert at 8pm sharp.  

 

WALK: Pieta House – Darkness into Light Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th 2018 at 4.15am. 

 

TOASTMASTERS meet at The Arms Hotel on May 10th at 8pm.

 

DEATH occurred on the 2nd of May, 2018 in her 99th year of Hannah Sheehy (née McCarthy) of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, wife of the late Jim. Survived by sons Tom and Tony, sisters Noreen and Mary, brothers Tom and Denis, daughters-in-law Eileen and Michelle, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces.

 

Requiem Mass for Hannah was celebrated on Saturday, the 5th of May, in Bridget's Church, Duagh followed by burial in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

 

DEATH on May 3rd 2018 of David O Brien late of Tanavalla, Listowel, in his 100th year. Sadly missed by his wife Crissie, daughters Joan (O' Sullivan, Castleisland), Lily (McHugh, Skerries, Co. Dublin), Marie (Corridan, Ennismore, Listowel ) and son Cyril O Brien (Ardee, Co. Louth), sons-in-law, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces,and nephews.

 

DEATH of Paddy Feury , Glenagragra, Glin, on  May 1 2018, Predeceased by his brother Michael, and parents John and Mary. Survived by brothers Tom, John and Richard, sisters Mary and Joan; sisters-in-law Margaret and Noreen, brothers-in-law Billy and Pat, nieces, and nephews.

 

Requiem Mass for Paddy was celebrated in Glin Church on Friday, followed by burial in Kilfergus Cemetery.

 

DEATH took place on May 2nd 2018 of John Sean Horgan, Upper Athea, Athea. Survived by his wife Nora, sons John, Kevin, Pat and Denis, grandchildren and extended families.

 

 Requiem mass was celebrated for John on Friday. Burial afterwards to Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

 

SYMPATHY To Gerry Woods & family, Knockanure and Connie Nolan & family, Glenalappa on the death of their first cousin Bill Woods, Bronx, USA.

 

MASS for Marie Kennelly on Monday 7th May at 11am in St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, Tom Scannell, Kay O’Brien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Paul Dalton, Michael Andrew Beasley O’Flaherty, Mike B Sheehy, Joe Murphy, Agnes Mulvihill, Statia Hanrahan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Tom Liston, Danny Liston, Josie Golding, Michael Dowling, Darragh Langan, Nora Walsh, Bridger Beaton, Jer Murphy, Joe Faley, Paud Culhane, Tom Sullivan, Molly White, Lar Buckley, Ellen Stack, Tom Paul Stack, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern, Eileen Keogh, Mass Moyvane: Thurs  10th at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, at the request of the local Cumann Fine Gael; Mass Sat   12th  at  7.30pm for Tom O’Flaherty, The Village and Sun 11th at  11.00am  mass for David Foley, Kilbaha & deceased members of the  Foley & O’Connor families.  Mass Sat  12th at 11.00am  for First Holy Communion – Scoil Chorp Chríost, and Sun  13th mass at 10.00am for Martha O’Sullivan, Carrueragh.

 

MASS in Ballydonoghue Church for Marie Kennelly of Lacca on May 7th at 11am.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION: Second Class pupils in Duagh will make their First Holy Communion in St. Bridgid’s Church on Saturday May 12th at 11am.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  meeting of the Alzheimer's Carers Support Group takes place on Tuesday May 8th at 12.30pm.  Also Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th & 21st  May 10.30am - 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584.

 

MISSION Tarbert; There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady  from the 21st  to 26th May.

 

There will be Mass and Benediction each evening  with a guest speaker providing the homily.

 

Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

 

ST MICHAEL’S Cemetery AHM on 15th May at 7.30pm at St Patrick’s hall.

 

THE GORTAGLANNA ANNUAL COMMEMORATION:  takes place on Saturday 12th May at 7.30pm.  People are asked to assemble at Mc Mahon’s Bridge.  Guest speaker Councillor Toiréasa Ferris. 

 

CLOTHING COLLECTION IN AID OF MURHUR N.S:  bags can be dropped off at the school between 9.30am & 12.30pm daily until the 9th May.

 

FOOD Nutrition Course (HSE funded) Six week course starting on Monday 14th May 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford.  Attendance is free to all.  If interested in attending tel. 087-7672172.

 

Killarney Diabetes Support Group have the HSE Dietitian Ciara McGowan speaking on Wed.16th May in The Deerhunter Suite at the Dromhall Hotel at 8pm. Questions and answers with tea and coffee afterwards.  All welcome.

 

LIVING IN RECOVERY - Irish Olympian and Silver Medallist Ken Egan, Musician Shane McVicker and singer songwriter Cathy C will be sharing their own personal and inspirational recovery stories, on Thur. 10th May in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Eileen Foley, a local addiction counsellor will be our MC on the night. Admission is Free - Come and sit awhile with friends – There will be some music in the air also. Teas and Coffees in abundance and bring a friend or two of course.

 

MAY ALTAR tradition of decorating it with wild flowers continues in the parish, visiting the Holy Well was also a popular activity during May.  Rosary will be recited at various local Grotto’s during May.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into one’s life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being.  Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 0879447105; Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thurs. 31st May, 9.30am-4pm. Phone 0667134276.

 

RAMBLING House in Knockanure was on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre, a good crowd attended, details on social media. 

 

DAWN Chorus, is wonderful these fine bright mornings, land is drying up fast with the recent heat, breeze and sunshine.

 

LEARN FROM ME, an exposition of the Sermon on the Mount, launched 6th of April at 3pm in the Heights Hotel Killarney. Dr. Michael Mullins, former professor of sacred scripture at St. Patrick’s college Maynooth  launched it. Some poetry readings in honour of the late Fr. Pat Moore also. Seat in honour of Fr. Pat was unveiled in Duagh, last weekend.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 13 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry

 

(Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this important issue.

 

KDYS Listowel is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects/programs. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects.  If you are interested & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172. Book Launch: Learn From Me Fr Con Buckley 06 May.

 

KERRY Right to Life: On the weekend of the 12/13th May there will be 24 hours adoration for life and for Ireland's decision in the referendum in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney commencing after 7.30pm evening vigil Mass until 6pm on Sunday May 13th.  On Sun 13th May at 7pm there will be a Referendum Information Evening with speakers including Barrister Ben O'Flionn, Declan Ganley and Dr. Siobhan Crowley in the Killarney Heights Hotel. All are welcome to attend this event which is supported by Kerry Right to Life

 

TALK on Winifred Barrington at NCW Library on May 9th at 11am.

 

THOUGHT: Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon. Character is not made in a crisis - it is only exhibited.- Author Unknown.

 

CYCLE: Remembering Zoë Charity Cycle in association with Abbeyfeale Cycling Club takes place on Sunday May 13th, starting in Abbeyfeale at 9am from Fr. Casey’s GAA  Club.

 

ALZHEIMER'S TEA DAY to be held in St. Itas's Hall Main St. Abbeyfeale on Wed May 9th from 10.30 to 1.30.approx.Dementia is on the increase in Ireland. All funds raised go to services which support people with dementia in your area. Please call in and have a cuppa.

 

Madeline.

 

CHOOSE Life 2018 24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish over the next 3 Fridays of Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn.

 

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

 

BLESSING and Dedication of Padre Pio Sculpture Limerick has been chosen to have one of four nine-foot Padre Pio sculptures carved by Tim Schmalz. It will be installed at St. Saviour's Dominican Church, limerick during a special Mass of dedication celebrated by Bishop Brendan Leahy on May 25th at 1pm.

 

Reducing the risk; HPV infections are mostly spread through direct skin-to-skin contact, usually during sexual activity including oral sex. The risk of HPV infection is higher for people who have had more sexual partners or who started having sex at an earlier age. HPV can be spread between opposite-sex or same-sex partners.

 

WALK: Pieta House – Darkness into Light Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th 2018 at 4.15am.  Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

CHOIRS will play a crucial role in the liturgical celebrations at the World Meeting of Families.  1,000 seats are being allocated to the choir seats at each mass of the Pastoral Congress and 5,000 seats in the Phoenix Park for the Papal Mass.

 

DAY of Reflection at Nano Nagle Birthplace, Ballygriffin, Mallow on Wednesday 30th May from 10am – 4pm. Led by Fr Jim Cogley, a psychotherapist and wood turner with nearly 40 years’ experience of healing; Journey of Transformation, the past that is unacknowledged can still influence the present. Bookings to 022-26411 or e-mail: secretary@nanonaglebirthplace.ie

 

SEATS STILL AVAILABLE -PILGRIMAGE  TO MEDJUGORJE: 14th to 21st June from Shannon to Split Airport. Please contact group leader, Maura Harksen 066 7127143 as soon as possible if you wish to travel.

 

WILLIE FINUCANE

 

Evening Herald 1891-current, Monday, June 26, 1978; Page: 7

 

The Night of the Raid. By J B Keane.

 

MY PUBLIC house was raided several times by vigilant gardai. I was fined and those found on were fined and that was the end of it. Over the past few weeks in Listowel several other public houses have been raided but that was the end of it too and now the raids are as stale as yesterday's headlines. The reason, of course, is that there is no writer of ballads in the locality. How different was the immortal raid on Flynn's public house in the famous village of Knockanure. The raid took place ten years ago but it is still remembered fondly because it was immortalised in verse by Knockanure poet, Willie Finucane. Willie was in Flynn's when the raid took place. Flynn was caught. He was defended by Listowel solicitor Shay O'Reilly and brought to trial in Tarbert court before district justice Cyril Maguire. But let Willie take up the tale:  Have you ever been to a pub, me lads, or have you felt that way;

 

 'Tis nice to have a pint or two to pass the time away.

 

 Oh if at night 'tis your delight your thirst you bid to cure.

 

 Better watch the clock or you'll see the dock like the night in Knockanure.

 

A nice opening. The occasion was New Year's Eve of nineteen sixty-seven. Spirits were high in Flynn's and Auld Lang Syne was in full swing but what a cheek I have. Let Willie Finucane proceed in his own inimitable way:

 

 Now the last few hours of sixty-seven were fleeing mighty fast

 

 As we did join in Auld Lang Syne for to make the year go fast.

 

Our hearts were light, our spirits high, the fun was fresh and pure,

 

Oh little we thought -that-we were sought at Flynn's of Knockanure.

 

Now the alarm went at ten o'clock, a warning-time you see;

 

 The barman shouted at the door "Ten minutes more of glee."

 

 But as the clock ticked on, me boys, 'twas twenty past for sure

 

 And down the lane came Garda Keane to Flynn's of Knockanure.

 

 Thus Willie Finucane skilfully sets the scent. The air of merriment indoors while danger threatens from the outside. Suddenly there is an imperious knocking at the door. No one in his right mind would dare knock at Flynn's in such a manner, nobody, that is, but a Guard. The awful certainty begins to dawn upon the revellers. A communication from the outside confirms that it is indeed a Civic Guard on public house duty. The door is opened and the limb of the law is admitted. Here again I have great pleasure in handing over to Willie Finucane:

 

 "Account for those men. The time is past," his voice came through the door.

 

 While we stood like ghosts beside our host, our feet stuck to the floor.

 

Then nice and mute Flynn spoke the truth Of that you can be sure.

 

 "But for the song they'd be long gone from the valley of Knockanure."

 

 There follows an account of the name-taking of those found on. Some were old lags, veterans of a hundred raids in Listowel, Ballybunion. Tarbert, Moyvane and elsewhere. Others were never caught after hours before. It was a mixed haul. However, every man in that cornered conglomerate gave his name willingly and correctly and showed no disrespect whatsoever to the Civic Guard. 'He had his duty to do and no man held that against him. In fact at this stage in the ballad Willie has this to say to the men in the blue tunics:

 

Oh a happy New Year to all the police from here to Templemore,

 

To your sergeants and inspectors, all ranks of your peaceful corps.

 

May you banish all crime to the end of time and keep us well secure

 

'Though we'll never forget being caught in the net in Flynn's of Knockanure.

 

No bitterness here. No harbouring of old grudges, no festering of old sores. What a much improved world it would be if its occupants would only behave like those gallant victims who fell foul of the law on the last night of nineteen sixty-seven in Flynn's of Knockanure. About Garda Keane, Willie had the following to say:

 

And should he return again to the Cross we'll meet him face to face,

 

As man to man we'll sing this song for it is no disgrace.

 

With a cead mile failte we'll welcome him back and hope he don't act poor

 

 For if he had not come no song would be sung of the capture in Knockanure.

 

The composer now takes us to the court in Tarbert where the case of Flynn versus the State is brought before District Justice Maguire, an impartial and well-loved figure.

 

 Now in Tarbert Court a nice resort, Maguire threw in the ball;

 

Keane was first to break away. He kicked it with the fall.

 

But Flavin Mick he done the trick with a daring save for sure And when Reilly caught he drove it back, so 'twas cheers for Knockanure.

 

 His clearance went to Flynn. me lads, the publican is tall,

 

He fielded high above their heads and soloed with the ball.

 

 From thirty-five 'twas a mighty drive, it ripped the net for sure,

 

 Oh 'twas pot luck as the cobwebs shook in the valleys of Knockanure.

 

 So ends the court scene with a dismissal, but there is no cocksureness in the closing lines of The Raid of Knockanure. It is a wise man who walks easy when his jug is full and this Willie Finucane was content to do. He concludes with a pleasant verse. What a great shame it is that other events of local interest were not recorded by poets of Willie Finucane's calibre. What new colours and dimensions would be added to the lore of rural Ireland. I hand over once more to Willie:

 

Oh to all you young Guards I give my regards. May I coach you with this rhyme,

 

 If you learn to sell the dummy your scores will come in time.

 

If the going is rough just play it tough and take things slow but sure

 

And we'll call it a draw within the law in the Valleys of Knockanure.

 

 

 

Rambling House

 

https://youtu.be/VXined99XtY

 

 

 

 

 

On 26 April 2018, the ESO Supernova Planetarium & Visitor Centre was officially inaugurated, and its doors will be open to the public from tomorrow 28 April 2018. The centre, located at ESO Headquarters in Garching, Germany provides visitors with an immersive experience of astronomy in general, along with ESO-specific scientific results, projects, and technological breakthroughs. All activities in the ESO Supernova will be free of charge during 2018, and shows and other events can be booked online.

 

https://www.eso.org/public/news/eso1813/?lang

 

 

 

A stunning slideshow highlighting the development of life in the womb up to 12 weeks is available to view on our website www.chooselife2018.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Guerin

 

Published on 25 Apr 2018

 

Kay Caball marked the Centenary of two famous Cow's lawn (Town Park) incidents, in a talk at the Seanchaí Listowel 22.4.2018. Excitement in Listowel as 1000 men with Hurleys , Gurtenard Gates Burst, Lawn - Ploughmen start. VIDEO Michael Guerin 22.4.2018

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_zTvQkBZHgY&feature=share

 

 

 

 

 

2018 May 2 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 3rd May 2018 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 Knockanure on Monday 14th May.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.  If attending contact the Centre on 068/49799.

 

THANKS: Easter Raffle Draw: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure National School Parents Association hopes everyone had a wonderful Easter. The Parents Association wish to thank the local businesses  and  the community for their incredible support of our Easter draw. We are extremely grateful for your support. We offer a heartfelt thank you to those who sponsored our top prizes: Christopher Kiely, Accountant, The Square, Listowel/Holly’s Gala Moyvane/ Brona Chocolates Kilmorna, Listowel and JFK Electricals, Moyvane.

 

DRAWING: Line Drawing Class at Listowel Library from 6.30 to 7.30pm on May 3rd and 10th, for Senior Citizens.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets at the Parish Office.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €7700 jackpot Monday 23rd April. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 31,and 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eileen Kennelly, Knockanure; 2. Margaret Lynch, Moyvane Village; 3. Annette & Mary, Chipper Moyvane; 4. Maureen & Jim Connolly (K), Trien, and

 

5. Tom Cahill, Flynn’s Bar.

 

There was no winner of the €7800 jackpot Friday 27th April.Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 20, and 31

 

Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Seanie Kennelly c/o Speedys; 2. Mary Leahy, Kilrush, c/o Enright’s bar; 3. Liam Nolan, Speedys; 4. Joe Riordan, Lisselton, and 5. Mattie Dillon, c/o Listowel Agri

 

Next draw on Friday 4th May with jackpot up to €7900.

 

DEATH took place on 23rd April 2018 of Martin Mulvihill of Parkboy Carney, Nenagh, and Moyvane.

 

Recently pre-deceased by his father Jack Mulvihill. Survived by his wife Hilary (Nee Haugh-Ardagh) sons Stephen and John, daughter Maeve, mother Anna, brothers Roger & Johnny, sisters Catherine & Breda, mother-in-law Peg, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncle, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

 

 Requiem Mass for Martin Mulvihill was celebrated at  Puckane Church on Thursday, followed by burial in Cloughprior Graveyard.

 

DEATH of Marie McEllistrim (nee O’Flaherty) Ahane, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, and formerly of Lixnaw on April 22nd, 2018, wife of the late Tom (former T.D. and Minister of State)  mother of Thomas and Anne.

 

DEATH of Marie Kennelly (Rockfield, Blackrock and late of Lacca Lisselton.): On 26th April, 2018, daughter of the late Joe and Mary B., survived by siblings; Francis, Seán, Bernadette, Tim, Gerald, Tom, Nora and Mike and Uncle Gerald.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Margaret Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Jack Walsh, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O’Connell, John Joe O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Sr. Carmel Walsh, John O’Connor, Jeremiah C O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, Dan Allen, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Bridie Cox, Mary Hayes, John Neenan, Heidi Deegan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 30th at  7.30pm for Denis O’Connor, Glin; Thurs 3rd  at 7.30pm for Julia & Timothy O’Flaherty, Moher; Fri  4th at  7.30pm for Billy McDonnell, Dooncaha, Tarbert; Sat  5th at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, and Mass on Sun  6th at 11.00am for Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy, Gortdromosillihy.

 

 Mass Knockanure on Sunday 6th May  at 10.00am for Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea.

 

Mass Moyvane Wed  2nd  at 7.30pm a Special Intention.

 

FIRST Confession Moyvane Tues 1st at 7.00pm. The twelve First Holy Communicants who will be making their First Holy Communion in Moyvane Church on Sat 26th May. Parents/Guardians, extended families, neighbours & friends are most welcome.

 

FUNERAL MINISTERY: Helen Dowling, and Mary Fitzgerald from the Parish are now in training.

 

 NATIONAL PRO-LIFE PRAYER RALLY FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE 8TH AMENDMENT:  will take

 

place at the Sacred Heart Church, The Crescent, Limerick on Saturday May 5th.  Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima which will include their usual First Saturday devotions.  Assemble at the Sacred Heart Church at 11am, Mass  at 12 noon followed by public Rosary procession.  Concludes at 2.30pm.  

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Knockanure Thursday 3rd and Moyvane on Friday 4th   .

 

BLOOD Donor clinic at Secondary School Abbeyfeale on 30th April and May 1st from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

 

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  Pieta House walk/run takes place at The Desmond complex Newcastle West May 12 at 4.15 am.

 

FR PAT MOORE, memorial evening in Duagh on May 5th.

 

THANKS to all those who took part in the recent county wide clean up especially all those individuals who did their own roads and own area. 

 

ICA along with members of the community will recite the Rosary at Our Lady's Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May starting Tuesday 1st at 7-15pm. All welcome.

 

PIETA HOUSE - DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am.

 

PRO LIFE meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. in the Parish meeting room, Listowel. All welcome.

 

ROAD WORKS UPDATE:  Road works will continue next week between Moyvane and Knockanure.

 

SUNSHINE: Lovely sunshine on Sunday morning from 7am onwards, a little touch of frost on the grass, but the heat of sun was lovely and birds singing and the odd farmer in the distance, could be heard bringing the cows from fields that are still wet.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE: wish to gratefully acknowledge all who contributed to their recent

 

Church gate collection at both Churches.  The amount collected was €797.10.  

 

LISTOWEL HISTORY FESTIVAL on 5th May- 3pm Military Parade and Ceremony & 6.15pm Remembrance Mass for U.N.I.F.I.L. & Living History Field both days. 6th May- 2.30pm Re-enactment battle - Comic Con Characters -Movie Vehicles - 80's Disco Arms

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Self Care Day: "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being. Facilitated by Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 087/9447105. 

 

WATCH out, tribute at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a nine-week listening group support programme following a bereavement or parental separation.  Interested parents are invited to visit www.rainbowireland.ie  Course starts May 9th at the Centre at 5.15pm, details from 068/23584.

 

LOURDES:  Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27.  Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr Tony Mullins. Fr John O’Shea & Fr Willie Fitzmaurice.

 

FLEADH BY THE FEALE: This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 - Monday, May 7.  Loads of events including Busking, Art Competition, Ceili,  Gig Rig in the Square, All Ireland Bones, Sessions in various pubs, Storytelling on Sunday in St. Ita’s Hall and so much more, further information: Nora 086/2427003, Celine 087/7697672, Vincent 087/2443353 and Mary 087/7419343.

 

ATTENTION FARMERS:  A seminar entitled ‘Planning for a Successful Farm Business’ takes place at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Tuesday, May 1 at 8pm.  It is organised by Bank of Ireland in conjunction with IFAC and Teagasc and booking is essential on 076 6240711.

 

TALK on Winifred Barrington at NCW Library on May 9th at 11am.

 

WATCH out for local Bealtaine Events, for older people.

 

ALCOHOLICS  ANONYMOUS: Open  Public Meeting on Monday April 30th, at 8.30pm in the Presentation, Prefabs, Upper Castle Street.

 

SEÁN KEANE AT THE GLÓRACH:   on Friday, May 4 when Seán Keane.The show starts at 8 pm and we hope to bring other prominent musicians to the venue in the following months.  There are a limited amount of tickets available for Seán Keane and these can be booked at 0871383940.

 

ALZEMHEIMER’S DANCE AT THE RAILWAY:  There will be a dance at the Railway on Wednesday, May 2 with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society.  Dancing to the Tom Healy Band.  Your support would be appreciated.

 

BEST WISHES to Martin O’Flaherty on his 60th birthday.

 

SMARTER SLEEPING WORKSHOP: 4thMay, from 9.15am to 12.45pm at Áras an Phobail, Dean’s

 

Lane, Tralee. To book your free place call 066 7180190

 

LATE FR PAT MOORE'S PP MEMORIAL EVENING AFTER MASS ON MAY 5:  The DDA will be unveiling a bench that they commissioned in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore. Then there will be a candle lighting ceremony with night lights in glass jars.   There will then be some refreshments and entertainment in the marquee at the front of the church with people who may like to reminisce about their own memories or stories relating to the late Fr Pat. There will be music and some singers and story tellers, there will also be a photographic slideshow going on in the background on one of the walls of the marquee so if you or anyone has any photos of the late Fr Pat maybe at a christening, communion, confirmation etc. the DDA would be very grateful we would just scan them and hand them straight back to the owner, please call Sandra 087 6718377 .The DDA are also requesting people from the parish to donate some home baking or make sandwiches etc. for this evening as the DDA only have a handful of committee members. All foods can be dropped off to any member of the DDA on the day.

 

RIVERFEST Limerick from 4th to 7th May.

 

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY - As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May @ 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

 

KERRY CAMINO: The annual 3 day walk of the Dingle Way from Tralee To Dingle takes place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend -Friday 4th (St. Johns  Church,  Tralee  to  Camp,)  Saturday  5th (Camp  to  Annascaul)  and  Sunday  6th May (Annascaul  to  the  Church  of  St.  James, Dingle.)Visit  www.kerrycamino.com for  more information or  if interested in participating in some or all of the walk.

 

LIVING IN RECOVERY - Irish Olympian and Silver Medallist Ken Egan, Musician Shane McVicker and singer songwriter Cathy C will be sharing their own personal and inspirational recovery stories, on Thur. 10th May in the Community Centre Tarbert at 8.30pm. Eileen Foley, a local addiction counsellor will be MC on the night. Admission is Free.

 

THE RIGHT TO LIFE ROAD SHOW was in the Square, Listowel on Saturday 28th. On 13th May  a weekend for Life with 24 hours adoration in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney and Mass on Sunday with Bishop Ray Browne. On Sunday evening May 13th Declan Ganley and Barrister Ben O'Flionn will be some of the guest speakers at Killarney Heights Hotel at 7pm.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, APRIL MAY 15th (3rd Tuesday), in Lixnaw.

 

THE WITNESS WILL BE GIVEN BY JOHN MICHAEL PEARSE. John is recovering well after a long illness. He spent 4 months as a patient at K.U.H. suffering from a serious viral infection.  This infection affected his mobility, sense of balance and he was literally out for the count for 5 weeks. Eventually the cause of this infection was sourced and after intensive treatment the North Kerry man is on the road to recovery.  His message is one of hope, perseverance in the face of unbelievable suffering and trauma.

 

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL MAYO DAY TRIP;   Contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (5-6pm) if you wish to participate in the day trip to walk/cycle the Achill Greenway, Co. Mayo on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. Coach departs Market Yard, NCWest at 7a.m

 

 MIC COLLEGE TASTER SESSIONS, College Taster Sessions - MIC Campus, Limerick

 

Friday 27th April 2018 from 11am - 1pm

 

INFORMATION EVENING; MA in Education & the Well-being of the Older Person. MIC Campus, Limerick, Wednesday, 9 May 2018  - 6-8 pm.Tara Building, Room T101

 

JUBILEE BOOKLET Abbeyfeale:  The final draft of the publication will be ready this week.  If you have an article for inclusion then you need to email it to Feale church @eircom.net in the next few days.  It is up to each ministry group to include their article. The launch will take place in May and it would be helpful if you could book a copy of this production in advance to estimate printing numbers.  Text 089/4356981. The Jubilee celebration Mass will take place on June 16 @ 7.30pm. All are welcome.

 

PARISH OFFICE HOSTS MEETINGS: Narcotics Anonymous meet every Monday night @ 8pm in the parish Office, Abbeyfeale.  Al-anon meet on Tuesday evening @ 8pm. A.A.  meet every Wednesday afternoon @ 3pm, Friday night @ 8pm and Sunday mornings @ 10am. 

 

LOUGH DERG: Lough Derg; Dear friends, it's that time of the year were we are finalising our preparations for the opening of the Island for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Many of you know Mary McDaid, a well-known member of the Three Day Pilgrimage team over the years. We are delighted that Mary has joined the One Day Retreat team and Mary shares a few words of invitation to one and all to consider taking time way from the hectic routine of everyday life and regardless of where you are on your jouney with God you are welcome. Please help us share the news of the opening and the May One Day Reteats which will continue after 5th May on 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th and 28th. Blessings

 

THOUGHT:  The problem right now is all the judgment....from the right and from the left. It's fine to express opinions and disagree, but labeling other people as evil or meaningless is awful. It's so damaging. It's hard to repair a breach when someone on the other side is using dynamite. -

 

Kenneth Williams

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, June 28, 1905; Page: 3

 

KNOCKANURE

 

A special meeting of the branch was convened on Sunday, 25th inst. Mr P Collins presided.

 

Previous to the holding of meeting, a deputation waited on Dr O'Leary, P.P, requesting him to act as intermediary between some labourers and a farmer. Labourers' claims were put before the Rev Doctor who directly put them to the farmer. The farmer asked time to consider proposals and consult his children. It is to be hoped an amicable understanding will be arrived at, and by a little give and take at both sides all unpleasant friction will be avoided as the kindliest relations always subsisted between this fanner and his labourers.

 

Mr M J Nolan, Co C, addressed the meeting. He said—my friends, as you are aware I have come to help you in any way possible to bring to a successful issue this question of direct labour on some of our Kerry roads. Such of the Council as were in favour of the scheme were not able to get as many roads as they wished at present. However, he was sure that if these roads were worked wisely and economically they would ere long have a more comprehensive one. He introduced the matter on the last board day at Listowel, so that all the labour associations in Kerry would call special meetings and be prepared to back up their claim in direct labour by a strong representation on that day. He would recommend these labour associations to call on their respective Co C's to be present on that date, also a few delegates from each branch to be prepared to give evidence if allowed by Inspector of inquiry. He thought it would be desirable also to employ a solicitor, for should delegates not be heard the solicitor can at least say he speaks on behalf of the labour element in Kerry. By such association in Kerry subscribing say a shilling or two, which they can very well afford, any solicitor will be willing to give his services. He will himself contribute his portion, and if they want to be successful they must also do their part. These roads are at present in the hands of small farmers who, if they only expended half the energy on their farm as they do on the roads, their condition would, he was sure, be much better improved.

 

Mr Jas C O'Sullivan said some of the roads were in a deplorably wretched condition, and any scheme which did away with the present neglectful one would be welcome indeed. He said it was no unusual thing to see contractors before visiting day going along their respective roads uprooting the soling stones so us to deceive the eyes of the cycle-riding inspector and filling the cavities with the clay taken from the skirting.

 

Mr P O’Connor, D.C. gave an account of his first experience at the Boardroom.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerry People 1902-1928, Saturday, December 02, 1905; Page: 4

 

TO THE EDITOR.

 

Knockanure , 25:11 :'05.

 

Dear Mr. Editor,—I observe from a report appearing in this week's "Kerry People'," of the Barraduff branch of the U.I.L . of which I am a member, that my name is omitted, as one of those present on the occasion of the passing of the resolution of sympathy on the death of Fr. O'Flaherty. Not alone was I present on the occasion, but when the resolution of deep sympathy was carried in respect to the death of our lamented parish priest, I remarked as follows —" I should be one of the first to express deep sorrow at the death of the Rev. Fr O’Flaherty, because in the old days, when it was considered to be a crime to be connected with the National movement , that great priest was President and I was Secretary of that movement, and at the time we soldiered together in the National ranks."

 

It does seem strange that my name should be, omitted from the report, but I certainly cannot blame you, Mr. Editor as I am sure you inserted the report communicated to you

 

Yours faithfully,

 

DENIS HEALY , evicted tenant.

 

 

 

Cuckoo in Knockanure

 

https://youtu.be/3sazPUFsRfo

 

 

 

2018 April 25 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

PIETA HOUSE - DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am.

 

PRO LIFE meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. in the Parish meeting room, Listowel. All welcome.

 

ROAD WORKS UPDATE:  Road works will continue next week between Moyvane and Knockanure.

 

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets at the Parish Office.

 

WEATHER has greatly improved and land is drying rapidly, the blackthorn is in bloom, daisies, blue bells and dandelion are getting plentiful. One woman told me she saw two swallows and I am waiting to hear the Cuckoo. It has been a long wet autumn and winter and will be remembered negatively for many a year.

 

WATCH out, tribute at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

 

DEATH has occurred of Teresa Kennelly, late of Lissaniska, Kilmorna and Willow Court, Listowel. Unexpectedly on the 17th of April 2018. Pre-deceased by her brother William and Nana Maureen. Sadly missed by her loving partner Mick, children Daniel and Aoibhe, parents Mike and Joan, brother Tim and his wife Margaret, uncles, aunts, niece, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass on Friday 20th April at 12 noon in the Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure and burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin assister by Fathers Tom and Brendan, hymns were sung by Ester and Elaine Foley. Teresa was laid to rest on a beautiful sunny day, surrounded by her grieving family and friends.

 

DEATH has taken place of Emer Ward (nee Carr), 15 Doonard Crescent, Tarbert, and formerly of Old Grange, Monasterevin, on April 18th 2018, survived by her  husband John, sons NiaII, Fergal and Shane, daughters Niamh, Fiona, Emer and Ciara, grandchildren Cormac, Éadaoin, Síomha, Muirne, Órnaith, Fionn, Aoibhe, Seán, Jack, Anna, Luke, Clodagh, Katie and Leah, great-granddaughter Isla, brothers Pat and Evan, sisters Carmel, Ann and Attracta, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews,and nieces.

 

MASS for Fr Joseph Mallin of Hong Kong, China and Dublin, was celebrated on April 21, 2018 in St Francis Xavier Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, son of Commandant Michael Mallin (executed in 1916 Rising) and Agnes Mallin (née Hickey). Fr. Joseph was only two years old when his father was executed.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Mai Liston, Tom Finucane, Tom Heffernan, Richard Tobin, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Mickey Walsh, Sheila Vaughan O’Riordan. Mass Moyvane; Fri 27th at  7.30pm for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll & Christopher their son; Sat  28th at 7.30pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni), and Mass Sun 29th  at 11.00am for Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen, & deceased members of the Joy family. Mass at Knockanure on Sun 29th at  10.00am for Noreen & Patrick Sweeney, Kilmorna.

 

MASS at Moyvane on Wed 25th  at 7.30pm a Special Intention.                

 

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY! As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World

 

Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th at 10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May at 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

 

SECOND COLLECTION:  At all Masses next weekend 28th / 29th in aid of Peter’s Pence (Pope’s Charity).

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MEETING:  for all who attend Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane on Monday 23rd April at 7pm in the Sacristy.  It is important that everyone attends this meeting.

 

DRAW: There was no Lotto draw held on Friday night the 20th April as a mark of respect to Mike and Joan Kennelly Lisaniska and their family on the untimely passing of their daughter Teresa. May She Rest in Peace. Draw rescheduled for Monday night the 23rd April.

 

 DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for  photographs or memories of the late Fr. Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering  in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377

 

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Dr. Declan Downey will give a talk in the Bridewell on Sat. 28th April at 7.30pm. The talk is entitled “From Tarbert to Nantes via Fontenoy, the O’ Briens of Carrigaholt, Viscounts Clare C. 1660-1745.”

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: 0667134276.- Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mondays 11am-2pm; Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. April 26th 7pm-8.30pm; Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio-Spiritual Institute, Apr. 27th -29th; Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Anna O' Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 0879447105

 

 KNOCK  SHRINE  DAY  OF PRAYER FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE & THE 8TH AMENDMENT. Sunday April 29th. Celebrant: Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. Bus Leaving Tralee Railway Station at 7.30am. Bookings with Diana on 089  2215157  or  O’Shea’s  of  Kerry  066

 

7180123

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 10th May in aid of Tarbert Active Retirement and West Limerick Children’s Services.

 

WALK: Community Walkers & Strollers meeting every Monday  at 7.15pm, at the Bridewell. Walk at your pace in the company of friends and neighbours to Tarbert Island and back. Bring comfortable walking shoes, make sure you have a high visual jacket.

 

SEÁN KEANE AT THE GLÓRACH Theatre on Friday, May 4 bringing his unique voice and rich repertoire of songs, including distinctive versions of Isle of hope, Isle of tears, Blackbird and this author's personal favourite, The Tunnel Tigers.  The concert starts at 8 pm, booking at 0871383940.

 

NIGHT AT THE DOGS:  Abbeyfeale Rugby Club Pitch Development are holding a Night at the Dogs on Saturday, April 28 at Tralee Greyhound Stadium. 

 

 YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources in conjunction with Jigsaw and Newcastle West Library will host a free workshop for community groups/parents on ‘Supporting Young People’s Mental Health’ on Wednesday April 25 at 7pm in Newcastle West Library. As a result of this workshop, it is hoped that participants will have a greater knowledge of the key issues impacting on the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the community. Registration is essential by contacting Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477.

 

FREE Taster in Glin Library: Thinking of trying mindfulness meditation? Come and find out for yourself at the FREE TALK and TASTER evening on “The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice” in Glin Library on Wednesday 25th April at 8 pm with Ali Burnard, a Mindfulness & Meditation facilitator and Gestalt Psychotherapist. All welcome.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 25th, 8 STRINGS 2 A BOW – COONEY PEREGRINE DUO; Celebrated Irish classical musicians, Elizabeth Cooney – violin and Gerald Peregrine – cello, will perform masterworks from the classical repertoire as well as works by Irish composers.

 

Fri 27th, DON BAKER AND ROB STRONG BAND. Irish legends celebrate 50 years on the road with a new album they have recorded together.

 

Mon 30th – Fri 4th May. ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION. An exhibition of work by the QQI Level 5 Art Design and Portfolio students currently in attendance at North Kerry College of Further Education.  The collection ranges from painting and drawing to sculpture, batik and design work.

 

GRAND CELEBRITY CONCERT:  This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 - Monday, May 7.   The grand celebrity concert will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Sunday, May 6 and features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band.  Doors open 7pm with show from 8pm. Tickets & further information: Nora 086/2427003, Celine 087/7697672, Vincent 087/2443353 and Mary 087/7419343.

 

TARBERT RUN - On April 29th, Tarbert is hosting a set of 3 Road Races. The start and finish for all three events is Tarbert Comprehensive School. We have a 10 Mile Run, a 10km Run and a 5km Run or Walk. Please register online at www.tarbert.ie or call into Carey Architects, Collins Filling Station or the Post Office. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

PILGRIMAGE:  Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé  The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st.  Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people.  The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th.  The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé.  Meals will also be provided.  Cost is €500.00.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Application forms are available from your parish office.

 

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  Pieta House walk/run takes place at The Desmond complex Newcastle West May 12th at 4.15 am. Registration at Leens Hotel on Saturday, April 28 from 3 -5pm.

 

PIETA HOUSE -  DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am. Registration is online only @ http://dil.pieta.ie

 

PARISH CANTOR WORKSHOP There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, April 26th 2018 at 7:30pm.  The workshop will take place in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.  The facilitators for the evening will be Ailish Walsh O’ Connor and Tomás Kenny.  To book a place please contact Tomás on 086 3683778 or  tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ACCORD  invites applications for Certificate  in  Counselling (Marriage  and Relationship), for the academic year 2018/2019. The Certificate, validated by St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, is aligned to Level 8, 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications and is aimed at  qualified, experienced   counsellors/psychotherapists who have: a Degree/Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy, Completed   a minimum of 200 client hours and have a current supervised caseload  and knowledge/experience of the Person Centred Approach. 

 

PIONEER BALL: 5th May 2018, Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross. Music by Wildcats. Guest speaker Senator Frances  Black.  Tickets  087 2392993.

 

LOUGH DERG: Lough Derg; Dear friends, it's that time of the year were we are finalising our preparations for the opening of the Island for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Many of you know Mary McDaid, a well-known member of the Three Day Pilgrimage team over the years. We are delighted that Mary has joined the One Day Retreat team and Mary shares a few words of invitation to one and all to consider taking time way from the hectic routine of everyday life and regardless of where you are on your jouney with God you are welcome. Please help us share the news of the opening and the May One Day Reteats which will continue after 5th May on 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th and 28th. Blessings.

 

LOURDES:  Autumn Limerick Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27.  Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr Tony Mullins. Fr John O’Shea & Fr Willie Fitzmaurice.

 

DUMPING: Bejing, China - China has imposed anti-dumping measures on halogenated butyl rubber (halobutyl) imports from the US, European Union and Singapore.

 

FIRST Listowel Visual Arts Week 20th - 24th June 2018. The international fine art festival will celebrate the work of visual artists, and harness our collective energies to collaborate, learn and create. Listowel Visual Arts Week welcomes the return of many former Olive Stack Gallery Artists in Residence to teach workshops, exhibit and reunite with friends in Listowel – the creative home of this growing international family of artists! The festival will mark the 20th anniversary of Olive Stack Gallery, celebrate the residency and the growing and thriving visual arts scene in the heritage town of Listowel.

 

THOUGHT: Revival looks like family; family is messy. Generations working together can be tense, and it’s not easy. There might be tension in it, but without tension, you can’t make music because if you take the tension out of guitar strings, the guitar can’t sing.-Jonathan David Hesler.

 

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 08, 1930; Page: 17

 

We regret to announce the death of Major John MacGillycuddy, which took place at his residence, Flesk Castle, Killarney on March 4th after a prolonged illness at the age of seventy four. Mr. McGillycuddy was the third son of Richard McGillycuddy of the Reeks, and Anna, daughter of Captain John Johnstone, of Mainstone Court, Herefordshire, and was representative of the oldest stock both in Ireland and England. On his father’s side his descent traces directly back to the Kings of Munster and to Milesius. While his maternal pedigree- connected him to Robert the Bruce of Scotland on the one side, and to Alfred the Great of Saxon England on the other. He was educated at Marlborough and later at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied law, and was subsequently called to the Irish Bar. During his University career, he represented Ireland in the first International Rugby Football match against England. In the early eighties he went to Canada, where he acted as Secretary to the Arts Association of Montreal for several years. He married in 1890. Emlly daughter of R. S. Hudson. Esq of Bache Hall, Cheshire, and resided at Aghadoe House, Killarney. During this period he twice contested the East Kerry Division in the Unionist Interest. He filled the office of High Sheriff, was a Justice of the Peace, and one of His Majesty's Deputy Lieutenants for the county. He joined the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1893, but retired in 1909. He re-joined in 1914. and served with the Battalion at Cork and Aghada during the war. The last ten years of his life were spent at Flesk Castle.

 

Major MacGillycuddy was essentially Kerry; he lived in and for the county, and devoted his life to the welfare of its people. He took a deep interest in every form of social betterment and was untiring in his efforts to forward any charitable movement which was brought to his notice. His last days were concerned with the inception of a pension fund for the Jubilee nurses, and his illness was clouded by the thought that he would be unable to bring the project to a final and satisfactory conclusion. His unobtrusive kindnesses were without number, and many are the homes in Kerry which have tided over a difficult day with his help and sympathy. A good friend, a delightful, well-bred and cultured companion, and a courteous gentleman, he will be sadly missed as an example of what the best type of Irishman should be. He is succeeded by his only son, Anthony John MacGillycuddy.

 

 

 

TARBERT: Small Sources 2: Tarbert (Co. Kerry) schoolchildren 1809

 

Posted on August 20, 2013 by jim

 

 

 

A list of 39 schoolchildren in Tarbert, Co. Kerry in 1809 from NLI Ms 17,935 (5). if you make a connection, we would love to hear about it to jim.ryan (at) Flyleaf.ie

 

 

 

‘A list of the Scholars educating (sic) at the English school founded at Tarbert by the Governors of Erasmus Smith’s Schools. May 1809.

 

 

 

Mary Kelly

 

Sarah Fowler (?)

 

James Fowler (?)

 

Michael Finucane

 

Ann Finucane

 

Catherine Finucane

 

Elizabeth McCormick

 

http://www.ancestornetwork.ie/flyleaf/blog/?p=191

 

 

 

HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II. Greenpark Racecourse, Limerick

 

Monday, 1 October 1979

 

http://w2.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/homilies/1979/documents/hf_jp-ii_hom_19791001_irlanda-limerick.html

 

 

 

 

 

2018 April 18 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 17th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

 

CLEAN UP: Locals were out collecting rubbish from the local roads, last week, now that many roads are clean, it would be nice to show respect to the volunteers.

 

GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €7500 jackpot for Friday 6th April. Numbers drawn were 8, 16, 20, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. CATRIONA Kendrick, Ballyhahill;

 

2. John F. Dillane, Knocknagoshel; 3. Michael Lynch, Taxi; 4. Maurice O’Connor, c/o Mike the pies and 5. Pat Guerin, Kevin’s. There was no winner of the €7600 jackpot on Friday 13th April.

 

Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 18, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Nora Moore, Kilmorna; 2. Dolly Stack, Listowel; 3. James Sheehy, Glenalappa, Moyvane; 4. Aeneas Reidy, Main St, Abbeyfeale, and 5. James & Maureen Connolly (Nicholas). Next jackpot will be up to €7700 with draw to be held on Friday 20th April.

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING takes place on April 16th at 8.00 p.m. in Knockanure Community Centre – incorporating representatives from Moyvane, Duagh, Listowel & Lixnaw. All members are asked to attend.

 

A PRO LIFE INFORMATION night will be held in the Castle Room Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday 19th April at 8pm. All welcome.

 

DEATH; Sr. Philomena Griffin Late Bromore and St. Leo’s Convent of Mercy Carlow who died in her 96th year on 8th April 2018. Predeceased by her brothers Mickie and Martin, sisters Maudie, Kitty and Sr. Agustine Mercy Convent, Buttevant: Death of John Joe Wynne, Rattoo, Ballyduff, on 5th April, 2018; Death of   Brother Patrick F. Power, a De La Salle Brother who died on April 3rd 2018 in Maryland, U.S.A.  at the  age of 105 years.  Sympathy to his cousins, the Quilters of Croughcroneen.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Sheridan, Rena McAuliffe, Fr. John Lucid, Tade Collins, Joan O’Connor, Chris O’Connor, Davie Dillon, Josie O’Sullivan, Patsy Flynn, Sean Ahern, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greaney, John Kennelly, Nora M Cronin, Nell Heffernan, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Paddy Barrett, Peggy O’Connor, Ann Stack Kennelly, Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane: Wed 18th at 7.30pm for Deceased people mentioned at monthly Vote of Sympathy at committee meetings of Newtownsandes  Co-Op held in 2017 at the request of the Committee of Newtownsandes Co-Op;

 

Thurs 19th at 7.30pm for Joan O’Connor, Glin Road (Anni) & her husband Tommy; Sat 21st  at     7.30pm for Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni), his wife Hanna & deceased of the Stack & Flaherty families and Sun. 22nd  11.00am Mass for Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Listowel (Rec Dec). Knockanure Mass: Fri 20th at 7.30pm for Laurence Collins (Anni), his wife Ellen  & Maurice their son, Lisaniskea, and Sun 22nd at  10.00am  mass for Ita Guinea, Castlemahon (Rec Dec) (grandmother to Mary Sweeney)

 

WINNER:  Patricia Lynch winner of a recent Facebook competition to celebrate re branding to Sherry FitzGerald Stack, her prize a €100 voucher for Leens Hotel.

 

ST. JOHN’S: Many young men of twenty by John B. Keane. Friday 20th to Tuesday 24th April at 8pm. phone 22566.

 

NCBI (NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE BLIND OF IRELAND) ANNUAL CHURCH GATE COLLECTION  will take place on 21st & 22nd April.

 

LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm.  contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

 

DAFFODIL DAY 2018 We wish to thank you all for your generous donations to our Daffodil Day collection. To our Volunteers who gave their time so generously. This includes  Moyvane, Ballybunion, Causeway, Ballyduff ,Listowel. - Together we raised €25,250.

 

POTTERY Day in Duagh, details from 0874166 503.

 

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for  photographs or memories of the late Fr Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering  in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

 

TEA DANCING:  Afternoon Tea Dance with Mike Condon, Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale Sunday, April 22.  Dancing 3-6

 

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm.  It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

CONCERT: Michael English and his band will be at Moyvane Church on Tuesday 5th June at 8pm.  Tickets available shortly from the Parish Office.

 

TECH WEEK, runs from April 22nd to 28th.

 

RETIREMENT: Sgt Denis Woods, had his retirement party at Longcourt House Hotel recently.   

 

 CELEBRITY CONCERT:  This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 - Monday, May 7.   The grand celebrity concert will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Sunday, May 6 and features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band

 

CHESS: Gerry MacElligott has been selected to represent Ireland in World Senior Chess Team, for age 50+. The competition will be held in Germany from 7th to 17th July 2018. Gerry, had many relations in this locality.

 

NATIONAL APOSTOLATE OF EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Pilgrimage to Knock is on the 29th April 2018.  The “Theme” this year is on the Protection of Life 8th Amendment your support will be much appreciated. The Kerry Diocesan Eucharistic Adoration Retreat this year is on at The Ardfert Retreat centre on the May 31st. 2018 - last Thursday of May.    Further information later.

 

Adoration Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday April 29th 2018 .A bus will leave the church Abbeyfeale @7.30am on Sunday morning. The cost is 20 euro. All interested contact one of these numbers (087)7758503 or(087)2673663.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066 7134276. Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament every Monday 11.00am-2.00pm. Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.  April 26th, 7.00pm-8.30pm.  Becoming a Caring Presence in Today's World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio Spiritual Institute, Fri. 27th - Sun. 29th April.  Book Now!: Self-Care Day : "Tools to manage life's every day stressors", Anna O'

 

Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact Anna 0879447105.

 

TARBERT RUN - On April 29th, Tarbert is hosting a set of 3 Road Races. The start and finish for all three events is Tarbert Comprehensive School. We have a 10 Mile Run, a 10km Run and a 5km Run or Walk. Please register online at www.tarbert.ie or call into Carey Architects, Collins Filling Station or the Post Office. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Community Walkers & Strollers meeting every Monday  at 7.15pm, at the Bridewell. Walk at your pace in the company of friends and neighbours to Tarbert Island and back. Bring comfortable walking shoes, wrap up well and make sure you have a high visual jacket. Tea, coffee and chat afterwards in the Bridewell

 

VACANCIES EXIST on Community Employment for a Project Administrator and a Housekeeper in Lyreacrompane.  If eligible, contact 087/2747626 or email bridiedillon@islandcrowngroup.com.

 

TROCAIRE OFFERINGS:  Please return your Trócaire Lenten Offering which supports the poorest in the world.

 

CHOOSE LIFE: Again, we bring your attention to this week’s Issue 11 of weekly newsletter for Choose Life 2018. All issues are also available on our diocesan website at www.dioceseofkerry  (Home Page under Diocesan News). Please inform yourself on this  issue.

 

GATHERING OF RETURNED VOLUNTEERS AND LAY/RELIGIOUS MISSIONARIES Join us for our next gathering which takes place on Wednesday 18th April at 7.30pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  All are welcome.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468.

 

PILGRIMAGES: Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé  The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st.  Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people.  The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th.  The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé.  Meals will also be provided.  Cost is €500.00.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Application forms are available from your parish office.

 

 

 

Pilgrimage to Medjugorje: St. Johns Parish, Tralee will host a pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Thursday 14th June for 7 nights.  Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan.  €719 pp inclusive of Group Travel Insurance and full religious programme.  Flights ex-Shannon.  For more information please contact Group Leader Maura Harcksen 066-7127143 or St. Johns on 066-7125932.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  You can currently only book tickets for the 3 day Congress (1 day or 5 day), but when booking a congress ticket you can register for the free weekend tickets. Every person attending each event must be registered to gain access to that event. You can book as an individual (over 18), as a family or group, or as a priest. Where a family wishes to register, a single family leader can register all members together. When part of a family/group, all children under 18 are free but each person must be registered in order to receive their ticket. Costs for adults: 5 day ticket €68, 1 day ticket €38. Book at www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress-Registration

 

FAITH: April 28: How to defend the Faith, without raising your voice. Join The Irish Catholic Newspaper for a conference at the Red Cow Hotel in Dublin to hear how Catholics can answer common criticisms of the faith.

 

WMoF2018 - Registration Roadshow. Are you registering for World Meeting of Families 2018? Would you like to volunteer at WMoF2018? Tuesday, 17th April, 7:30pm: Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest, Focus on Parish, Individuals, Families

 

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Dr. Declan Downey will give a talk in the Bridewell on Sat. 28th April at 7.30pm. The talk is entitled “From Tarbert to Nantes via Fontenoy, the O’ Briens of Carrigaholt, Viscounts Clare C. 1660-1745.”

 

CATHOLIC YOUNG ADULTS CONFERENCE 2018 - organised by the Legion of Mary. This will be held in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork on Sat. 21st April from 9.15 am to 5.30 pm. It includes talks, testimonies, workshop, lunch and Holy Mass. Cost is 20 euro and includes lunch. Age group is 18-40 year old.

 

ICON; The Icon will be welcomed to St. John’s Church, Tralee at the 6.10pm Vigil Mass on Tuesday April 17th and will remain for viewing and prayer until after the 10am Mass on Friday April 20th.

 

COMPUTER CLASSES – free of charge, started in the Bridewell, Tarbert on Tuesday 10th of April for 4 weeks, time 10am to 12.30pm. Contact the Bridewell on 068-36500.

 

HEALTHY HAPPY BABY/TODDLER BONANZA IN ABBEYFEALE LIBRARY: Limerick Children and Young Peoples Services Committee (CYPSC) in collaboration with West Limerick Resources will host a Happy Healthy Baby/Toddler Bonanza in Abbeyfeale Library on April 17 from 11am to 1pm. This is a FREE event open to all Parents and Toddlers but booking is essential as space is limited. To book a place please contact Mary, Family Support Abbeyfeale, West Limerick Resources on 087 9382883. 083-8892137.

 

OUT OF WONDER’: A Day of Reflection with Nellie McLaughlin  RSM,  contemplating  the

 

evolving story of the universe –God’s creative energy –as context for our lives, hopes, dreams

 

and actions.  Saturday 28th April  from  10am  to 4pm(Registration from 9.30am) at Our Lady and

 

St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock St. Cost: €20  or  (€15  concession)  includes  tea/coffee.

 

Please bring a packed lunch. Booking essential. Contact    Sylvia    Thompson    at sylviajms11@gmail.com or  phone  085  863 2623 or Ann Fagan 064 6632381. Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups (John Main Tradition)

 

U.S.EMBASSY: Representatives from the U.S. Embassy  will be providing consular services in Tralee, on Wed.16th May from 8am-5pm and on Thurs. 17th May 8am to 12.30pm.  Location details will be forwarded to you once you make an appointment.  We will be accepting U.S. passport applications, Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA) applications, and performing notary services.  Due to high demand, please email to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.  All appointments must be confirmed by Fri. May 11th.Last-minute appointments will not be accepted.  U.S. citizens wishing to schedule an appointment for outreach in Tralee should send an email to DublinOutreach@state.gov. Please include your name, telephone number and email address, and which service is required (passport/CRBA/notary).  The U.S. Embassy Dublin Consular Section will contact you with available appointment times.  Please do not call the Embassy to schedule an appointment.  Appointments are scheduled by email only.

 

PAPERS:

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, February 01, 1985; Page: 6

 

News from Around the County.

 

The eagerly awaited Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal is now on sale at all newsagents in West Limerick and North Kerry. This is the eighth edition of the Journal and the best to date. Thirty four writers have contributed to produce this edition.

 

 

 

The editor is Thomas J O'Donoghue. Dromreask. He is a member of Limerick Co. Committee of Agriculture. He represents the country's oldest farming organisation, the National Land League. Assistant editor is Pat J. Brosnan, Knocknagorna. Athea, widely known as a journalist, ballad-maker and contributor to numerous magazines.

 

Another writer of long standing is Pat Faley, Clounleharde, Ballyhahill. Down the year's Pat's writings have been heard on radio, seen in newspapers, magazines and periodicals, etc. He has written and produced his own plays and sketches.

 

Another writer who needs no introduction is John B. Keane.

 

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Booklet Committee Ballydonoghue.

 

BOOKLET COMMITTEE — The following members are asked to attend a meeting on Wednesday night next, February 6, as there is a lot of research to go into the booklet — N. Barry, J. Linnane, R. Bunyan, G. Fitzgerald, T. Dowling, T. Carr, J. Dowling and M. OMahony.

 

(Break)

 

SCOR - Moyvane GAA Club will be represented in the Scor variety concert on this Friday night. February 1 which will be held in Ballylongford. BLOE - An indoor high jump competition was held in Tralee on Saturday last. Moyvane was represented by Eamon Stack in the under 15 event. He came 2nd by jumping 5 ft. 2 ins.

 

On Sunday. February 3. the Munster BLOE cross country championships will be held in Ennis. The following Moyvane athletes on the county teams include Joanne Shanahan. Christina Scanlon. Margaret Kiely. Margaret Scanlon. Tom Shanahan. Sean Shine and county champion. Paul Hudson. A bus for these athletes will pass the main road at 10 a.m. on Sunday. ICA - A crochet class will be given by Mrs. Eileen _O'Flaherty at the next meeting of the ICA Guild on Tuesday. February 5 at 8 p.m. MACRA - The local Macra group are holding a concert in the Marian Hall on Sunday night next. February 3 at 8.30 p.m. "A Burglary Will Take Place." is the title of the play, produced by the local club winners in the final of the Kerry Drama competition held recently. CLINIC - Dick Spring. T.D.. will hold his clinic this Saturday evening in the Community Centre from 5-5.30 p.m. THANKS - The local branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association thanks the people of the parish for their generous contribution in last weekend's church gate collection.

 

 DEATH - The death took place in Emyvale, Co. Monaghan, of Mrs. Annie McKenna. She was mother of Mrs. Jim Groake. Chapel Street. Sympathy is extended to the bereaved family.

 

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CLOUNMACON NEWS

 

CONGRATULATIONS  to Johnny Walsh,  Ballylongford, who was elected President of the North Kerry Football Board. VISITOR — Ireland's best known and most popular sportsman, Jacko O'Shea, paid an unexpected visit to Clounmacon on Sunday. He visited the Curtin household where he, along with Tom Keane of Caherciveen met the secretary and chairman of the Clounmacon Club. Jacko had a friendly chat with all the members of the Curtin family.

 

 

 

Jacko O'Shea can be described as the best midfielder of all time, and one of the finest sporting representatives ever to tie a shoelace.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sr. Anastasia Maloney, Bon Secours Convent, Ramsgate, Kent, England, on the occasion of her Diamond Jubilee. Sr. Anastasia is the former Nell Maloney of Coilagurteen, sister of Mrs. Hannie O'Connell, Croughatoosane, and of the late John Maloney. She spent part of her early days with her aunt Elizabeth Loughnane, Dromin, and she received her primary education at Clounmacon National School.

 

 

 

 

 

DEATH of Sr. Augusta died aged 102 years March 2018

 

https://aleteia.org/2018/04/10/read-the-eulogy-that-made-the-undertaker-declare-this-woman-was-truly-a-saint/

 

 

 

 

 

UN Commission on the status of women, held meetings in March last, at which over 6,000 representatives from all over the world attended.

 

http://www.priestsforlife.org/newsletters/april-2018-FFReports.pdf#page=2

 

 

 

2018 April 11 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 17th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara. 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 9th April.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   If attending please phone 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.  

 

LAUNCH OF THE EIRGRID PROGRAMME:  will take place on Tuesday 10th April at 2pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone welcome.

 

BOOK Launch by Gabriel and Brenda Fitzmaurice at the Red Door NCW on Friday 13th at 6pm. Title of book, Milking the Sun / Ag Cru na Greine, it is part of Eigse Michael Hartnett festival.

 

MOYVANE YOUTH CLUB:  will be holding a clothes collection of Friday 13th April to raise funds for the Club.  This is our only fundraiser this year and your support is greatly appreciated.  Collecting from 8pm to 10pm.  No blankets, duvets or pillows.  Thank you.  

 

DEATH occurred on March 26, 2018, of Michael O'Keeffe of Glenameade, Pallaskenry, born at Lixnaw, (retired Supt). Survived by his wife Maureen, daughter Suzanné, son Michael Paul, daughter-in-law Carmel, grandchildren Isabelle, Michael, Molly and Jack;  missed by his brothers and sisters Chris, Con, Sean, Joe, Nancy, Noreen, Patsy, Mary, Helen, Kitty, Betty and Eamon, nephews, and nieces. Requiem mass for Michael O’Keeffe was celebrated on Wednesday at St. Mary's Church, Pallaskenry. Burial afterwards in Adare Cemetery. His father was a native of Kilmorna and he has many relatives in the locality.

 

SYMPATHY to the family of Mary Sweeney (née Fitzmaurice), of Coilagurteen who died in London recently. Mary will be reposing at the home of Bernie Reidy of Athea Village on Tuesday 10th April from 6 to 8pm with funeral Mass on Wednesday in St. Bartholomew’s Church at 12noon.  Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH Mary Bridget Crean, (nee Thornton), Pearl River , 83, previously of Pearl River, NY, died Tuesday, March 27th, 2018 at her daughter's home in Tappan, NY. Mary was born on October 24th, 1934 in Moyvane, to Myles Thornton and Bridget O'Connor Thornton. Mary emigrated to the United States in 1951 and resided in Brooklyn, NY. She married Thomas J. Crean on June 22nd, 1957 at St. Francis of Assisi Church in Brooklyn, NY. They moved to Pearl River in 1959. Mary worked for the New York Telephone Company, the Town of Orangetown Receiver of Taxes, and was a loving child care provider in her home for many years. She is predeceased by her loving husband Tom, her parents and step-father Cornelius Buckley. She is survived by her children Joanmarie Burfeind (Eric) of Longmont, CO., Michael Crean of Parrish, FL., Kathleen Albin (Glenn) of Tappan, NY., Eileen O'Connell (Bob) of Palm Bay, FL., Mary Catherine Crean (Judy Trujillo) of Nanuet, NY. She was a loving grandmother to Peter (Kristin), Kathryn (Matt), Bethann (Leif), AnnMarie , Justine (Garth), Danny, MaryKatelyn, and Erin. Her precious great-grandchildren Lucille Grace, Thomas John, and Blaire Reagan. She is also survived by her sister Kathleen Buckley Ryan and her brother Cornelius Buckley of Co. Clare Ireland, and many cousins, nieces, nephews and cherished friends in Ireland and the United States. Funeral Mass Tuesday, April 3rd, 11 am, at St. Margaret's Roman Catholic Church, Pearl River, NY. Burial will follow at the Frederick Loescher Veterans Memorial Cemetery in New Hempstead, NY.  Mary Crean has many relations in the parish, including, Thornton’s, Connors, Fitzgerald’s and Sheahan’s.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannah Stack, Dick Collins, Michael Lyons, Josie Stack, Mary Quinn, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Mary O’Shea, Paddy O’Connor, Bridie Liston, Lily O’Connor, Imelda Collins, Ita Danaher, David Parrish, John Joe Brosnan, Fr. Paddy Sheehan, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 9th at 7.30pm for        Mike Joe Madigan, Shanagolden (Rec Dec); Wed  11th at 7.30pm for The Halpin & O’Connell Families, Clounmacon; Thurs  12th  at 7.30pm for May Quinn, Leitrim West; Fri 13th at 7.30pm for Jer & Catherine Mulvihill, Glenalappa East & deceased family members; Sat  14th  at 7.30pm for James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana , and  Sun 15th Mass at  11.00am for John Shanahan, Kilbaha. Knockanure Mass Sun 15th at 10.00am for Seán, Aggie, Nell & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross.

 

 EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Knockanure, Tuesday 10am to 6pm; Moyvane: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

 ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY: St. Marys Church Listowel Monday 9th April to Wednesday 11th April.

 

ATHEA & DISTRICT CREDIT UNION: is celebrating 50 years in Business this April. To mark this HUGE achievement, we will be hosting an open day on Saturday 14th April from 10.30am – 3pm.  Face Painting and Treats for the Children- Light Refreshments for the Adults-Blessing by Fr. Duggan at 1.30pm-Any new accounts opened on the day will receive €10.00 to start their savings off- History of the Credit Union will be available for viewing - The first of 12 monthly draws for our Members to take place at 2pm – Prize of €100 Voucher for Hannah-Mai’s Flowers/Collins Nursery.  All are welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: The Listowel Community Action on Alcohol group will host an evening seminar entitled 'Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption' on Wednesday April 11th from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.  Contact 068/23584.  Well Being for Women - How to look after your Emotions First Meeting on Thursday 12th April 7.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Meetings will take place fortnightly.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC:  9th to 12th April. The Brandon Hotel, Tralee.  5pm - 8.30pm on Monday. 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm on Tuesday,  Wednesday  &  Thursday.  Blood Donation is essential to  ensure  Hospital  Patients  get  the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood contact  021 4807400 or 1850 731 137.

 

LISTOWEL ST, VINCENT DE PAUL are looking for volunteers for 1 day a week for the meals & wheels delivery, Monday to Friday, delivery time: 12 noon to 1pm, contact 0877817542 or 0877818053.

 

TOASTMASTERS in Tralee celebrate their Silver Jubilee at Kerins O’Rahilly’s GAA Club on 14th April at 7.30pm, details from 087978 5901.

 

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm.  It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.  Tickets available from WL102fm on 069 – 66200 and Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale.  It promises to be a great night of music and song and your support is earnestly requested.

 

NATIONAL PIONEER BALL Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross May 5. For details 087 2392993.

 

CONCERT: Michael English and his band will be at Moyvane Church on Tuesday 5th June at 8pm.  Tickets available shortly from the Parish Office.

 

FOR LIFE Concert: The Friary, Killarney, Sunday April 15th at 7.30pm featuring talented musicians and  soprano  Laura  O'Keeffe. 

 

CHURCH JUBILEE:  In June 2018, the Abbeyfeale parish will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the opening of their parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. As a community of faith we have much to celebrate. A special Mass and parish celebration will be take place on Saturday, June 16 marking the official opening of the church fifty years ago in June 1968.  A publication on the building of the church and life in the parish over the past fifty years will be launched.

 

RALLY: Stand up for Life Cork Rally - Saturday 7th April 2018, 2pm.

 

LECTURE at Seanchai Centre Listowel Tuesday 17th April At 7.30pm, subject “From Laois to Kerry- how the Crosbies Planted Tarbert”, by Michael Christopher Keane.

 

POETRY: Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held at NCW from 12th to 14th April.

 

MEASLES, 26 cases recently reported in Mid-West Region, half the cases hospitalised, free MMR vaccination available.

 

NEW Director of Services at KCC, is Christy O’Connor a native of Kilmeady.

 

PLAY: The Lartigue Theatre Group presented their play ‘Solo Run’ from April 5th – 9th at St. John’s, Listowel. It is directed by Denis O’Mahony with the cast of John Looney, Mgt Murphy, Robert Bunyan, Mike Moriarty, Laura Shine Gumbo, Con Kirby, Emer O’Neill and Lucille O’Sullivan.

 

PARISH CONFIRMATION DAY in Listowel takes place on Friday, April 13th Bishop Ray will confirm the candidates.

 

 DEACON THADY O’CONNOR Recently ordained a permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Kerry will speak at masses on , April 14th & 15th  promoting  vocations and  will explain the role a permanent Deacon has in our Diocese today.

 

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

 

ADVICE FROM COMMUNITY ALERT: An elderly man in Limerick has fallen victim to a €2,000 phone scam and Gardaí are warning people to be vigilant about suspicious phone calls that come out of the blue.

 

TRAIL: On Friday 13th April 2018 at 8pm the Great Southern Trail Ltd. will host a presentation in the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale. The presenter will be John Grimshaw.

 

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for photographs or memories of the late Fr Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

 

EVENTS: Ardfert Retreat Centre:  Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs.26th April, 7pm-8.30pm. Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio-Spiritual Institute, April 27th - 29th Book now 066-7134276.

 

Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues. 10th April from 7.30pm-9pm in Recovery Haven 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

 

 

 

Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé  The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st.  Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people.  The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th.  The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé.  Meals will also be provided.  Cost is €500.00.  For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Application forms are available from your parish office.

 

Catholic Young Adults Conference 2018 organised by the Legion of Mary.  This will be held in the Dominican Retreat Centre in Ennismore, Cork on Saturday 21st April from 9.15am to 5.30pm.  It includes talks, testimonies, workshop, lunch and Holy Mass.  Cost is 20 euro and includes lunch.  Age group is 18-40 year old.

 

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ. The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé,  France  on  Sunday,  July  1st , returning  to Ireland on Sunday, July 8th.

 

DEACON; For further information please contact your Parish Priest or the Diocesan Director for the Permanent Diaconate, Fr Nicholas Flynn- Tel: 064 6631168  diosec@dioceseofkerry.ie  

 

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 10th May in aid of Tarbert Active Retirement and West Limerick Children’s Services.

 

PROLIFE  the LoveBoth Project is organising a large rally in Dublin on the 12th May to highlight the tens of thousands of live saved by the 8th Amendment.

 

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS ANNUAL CLEAN UP WEEK an hour of your time will make a huge difference. Monday 9th Listowel Park (Car Pk.) / Tuesday 10th College Cross ( near Charlie’s) / Wednesday 11th convent cross (near the car pk.) / Thursday 12th Upper William St. (car pk. Front of cinema) / Friday 13th Carroll’s Yard (car pk.) all at 7pm. clean up materials provided. 2018 approach rds. Clean up Saturday 14th volunteers meet at St. John’s at 8am. this is a County wide venture facillated by K.W.D.

 

TEA DANCING:  Afternoon Tea Dance with Mike Condon, Fr. Casey’s Abbeyfeale Sunday, April 22.  Dancing 3-6

 

RAILWAY NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH:  Bingo continues every Monday night at 8.30 pm.  On Friday, April 13 at 8 pm a talk will be held at the Glórach Theatre, looking at the history of the Great Southern Trail, while the results of the survey and feasibility study for the development of the Greenway will be also unveiled on the night.  All are most welcome.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

THOUGHT: Perhaps [the critics are right and] the drama is played out now and Jesus is safely dead and buried. Perhaps. It is ironical and entertaining to consider that at least once in the world’s history those words might have been said with complete conviction, and that was on the eve of the Resurrection. --Dorothy L. Sayers.

 

FROM FR. KEVIN:  Thanks to one and all for your generous and prayerful presence at the celebrations – Thank you.  I enjoyed all the little things of Holy Week and so many of you contributed so generously and lovingly to these grace filled moments.   Reflect on the following:

 

                Our Holy Water bottles were prepared, washed and cleaned by Murhur N.S.   Thanks to the children for saving the bottles and in particular to Anne who made sure we were well supplied for Easter.  

 

                Our Altar Servers, their families and their leaders Bernie (Moyvane Church) and Elizabeth (Knockanure Church) for their continual help in all celebrations but especially during Holy Week and Easter.  Well done to all involved.  

 

                Our Liturgy Groups in both Churches are so generous, kind and so supportive and encouraging to me.    They enrich all our celebrations so lovingly.  Thank you so very much.  

 

                Our Altar Society and those who arrange flowers and help in so many ways in decorating both Churches for our celebrations.  They always have both Churches looking so well.  

 

                Our Parish Pastoral Council and Finance Committee are terrific and so supportive of me and I really appreciate the generous time and effort they put into ensuring that our Parish runs smoothly.  

 

                The generosity, gentleness and fantastic dedication from our Eucharistic Ministers, Ministers of the Word and to those who help in both Churches so generously in preparing for Masses, Baptisms, Sacraments, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Weddings and Funerals a sincere thank you.  Your presence and preparation with me at these moments are deeply appreciated.

 

                Our Music Ministry in the Parish is simply fantastic – Senior and Youth Choirs are utterly delightful.  We are blessed to experience their giftedness week in week out.  Well done to Mary with the Senior Choir and Tara with the Youth Choir.  

 

                To our Collectors, Counters, Church Cleaners and Caretakers and finally to each and everyone of you for contributing so generously in numerous ways in keeping the Gospel of Jesus Christ alive and active in our Parish.

 

My Lent, Holy Week and Easter of 2018 has been so very special thanks to all of you who made it so special.  Enjoy these Easter days.

 

 

 

TRAIL: On Friday 13th April 2018 at 8pm the Great Southern Trail Ltd. will host a presentation in the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale. The presenter will be John Grimshaw (www.johngrimshawassociates.co.uk ), a pioneer of Greenway developments for over forty years. John and a few associates are visiting several Irish Greenways and the Great Southern had to be on their itinerary because it was John who walked the entire Ballingrane[Rathkeale] to Tralee route in the late 1980's during his survey of what was intended to be Ireland's first Greenway [the comprehensive survey is attached to this email].

 

He, and his colleagues will cycle from Rathkeale to the Kerry Border and they are delighted to hear of the positive developments which will hopefully see the Greenway extended into North Kerry  in the not too distant future.

 

John will outline his experiences in developing Greenways and  the multiple benefits that accrue to communities as a result. For both dedicated Greenway enthusiasts and those who wish to inform themselves this will be a rewarding evening. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne.

 

Further dates for the diary: [A] Coach trip to  walk/cycle Mayo Greenway departing Newcastle West, Market Yard, 7am Bank Holiday Monday 7th May, due back 11pm. €60 includes transport, breakfast and evening dinner but not bike hire. Monies to Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West : Tel. (5-6pm) 06962344

 

[B] Friday 25 May RTE1 T.V. " Nationwide" will feature the attractions of Newcastle West including the Great Southern Greenway

 

SALE of former Kerryman site reported in papers, recently. The Newspaper and Goblin site contains over 15 acres at Clash, Tralee.

 

ICA: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 14, 1960; Page: 5

 

SPLENDID RECORD AND BRIGHT FUTURE OF ICA

 

ICA celebrate their Golden Jubilee, long article, listing achievements and activities, see paper for full report.

 

Bits and pieces from article; Choral competition held at the Meadowlands Hotel was a feast of song to be remembered. Mrs Cooper drama enthusiast, written many plays. Big interest in Killarney literary and drama. Kenmare made a name for rush work, Miss Helen Moore fine articles. Listowel interest music with Mrs J McKenna, B.Comm. Ballybunion notable for craftwork, has record number of Branna holders. Guild meetings held in schools and Farm kitchens, all have their own character.

 

Thanks for the rapid progress to Vocational and Agricultural Committees and their staff. First lecture given to the federation by Mr. S McDwyer, his vision was an inspiration to them. Special thanks to organiser Mrs K Gleeson. Two Macrs na Tuaithe clubs for girls have been opened. For Jubilee the Association has taken “Beautiful Ireland” as its theme and members are planting flowers and trees.

 

Thanks also to Kerryman and the other rural organisations. Their dream of  having a residential college has been realised and are now hoping that a facility of Home Economics set up in the University.

 

An Irish Countrywoman's Jubilee Song

 

(Air;-The rising of the Moon)

 

1

 

When a little flower was planted, In

 

 the year of Nineteen-Ten,

 

 By a band of Irish women, in a

 

 lonely Irish glen,

 

Twas a symbol of their courage,

 

'twas the end of all their fears.

 

And they tended it and cherished it

 

through Fifty Golden Years.

 

11

 

The little seed has multiplied, and

 

spread throughout the land,

 

And Irish women everywhere,

 

salute that tiny band.

 

Who watched It grow with loving

 

care, and now, for all to see.

 

The fruit of their devotion, is our

 

 Golden Jubilee.

 

Ill

 

The years have many memories,

 

 some dimmed perchance with

 

 tears,

 

Of the trials and disappointments,

 

through those fifty golden years.

 

Other memories are joyful, weave a

 

 loving tapestry,

 

For our Irish Countrywomen,

 

on their Golden Jubilee.

 

M. M. Cooper, Castleisland Guild.

 

 

 

Fifty Years Agrowing

 

From Liffey’s tide to Shannon side

 

From the Corrib to the Nore

 

The I.C.A, has reached afar

 

And garnered Erin's lore

 

For pride in our dear countryside

 

 Is fostered in each heart

 

To give our Land an honoured

 

name

 

Each one mast do her part.

 

 

 

For fifty years the star has shone

 

 Which rose o'er Slaney's Banks

 

On Sliabh na mBan it glittered on

 

 The true united ranks

 

Of Banba’s daughters linked with

 

lore

 

To guild her name in light

 

To break the chains of ignorance

 

Imposed by want and might

 

Arise ye daughters of the free

 

 Triumphant and enthroned

 

 To-day your work bears golden fruit

 

 Where shackled slave once

 

groaned

 

For Erin's flower of womanhood

 

Can march so proud this day

 

 Ideals held high 'neath the Irish

 

 sky

 

In the ranks of the I.CA.

 

 

 

KERRY GROUP RÁS MUMHAN on Easter Saturday March 31 the first major Stage Race of the Irish Cycle Racing season passed through GLIN 3 times. The 1st time will be approx. 11.34am on its way from Tarbert and on to Athea and then again at approx. 1pm coming from Ballyhahill, going to Athea again. Then the 3rd time again approx. 2pm from Ballyhahill before finishing in Athea at 2.15pm. There were about 200 riders representing all the top Club teams in the country and teams from Britain and the Continent, while Limerick and Kerry teams were in the line-up.

 

 

 

By Marcella Maguire

 

Father Joseph Mallin, S.J., passed away early Easter Sunday at a Jesuit community house in Hong Kong, where he had served as a missionary since 1948, RTE News reports. He was the last surviving child of the leaders of the uprising that led to Irish independence.

 

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/jesuit-priest-last-living-son-of-irish-revolutionary-leaders-dies-at-104-85091

 

 

 

 

 

The Promise

 

 

 

Divine Mercy Sunday may be the greatest day of the year because of the immeasurable amount of grace Jesus promised to pour forth on this day.  In the private revelation accepted publicly by the Church, Jesus made a specific promise to Saint Faustina about Divine Mercy Sunday:

 

https://catholicexchange.com/promise-divine-mercy-sunday

 

 

 

Pro Life Meeting Cork

 

 

 

https://youtu.be/JXCImry5g24

 

 

 

AT JOHN’S PROGRAMME

 

Thu 5th – Mon 9th

 

SOLO RUN; A new and extended version of Tony Guerin’s play which premiered at St. John’s in 2002.  Full of lively and colourful dialogue and larger than life characters, the play focuses on an event in Listowel in the late 1940’s.  Presented by The Lartigue Theatre Company and directed by Denis O’Mahony the cast features:  Mike Moriarty, John Looney, Con Kirby, Robert Bunyan, Laura Shine, Margaret Murphy, Lucille O’Sullivan and Emer O’Neill.

 

 

 

Tues 10th, THE PARTY – FILM CLUB

 

A politicians soirée quickly descends into farce.  Directed by Sally Potter, the cast features Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas and Patricia Clarkson in a sharply observed study of love and politics.  In association with Access Cinema

 

 

 

 Wed 11th

 

REDMOND O’TOOLE, 8 STRING BRAHMS GUITAR, The programme will feature works by Mertz, Bach, Haydn, Rodrigo, Ponce and Domeniconi.

 

 

 

 Feb 13th

 

EAST OF MONROE, The best of American Country and Bluegrass featuring a six piece band from Virginia and Maryland playing banjo, fiddles, guitar, mandolin and base.

 

 

 

 Sat 14th – Sat 28th

 

AWAKENING, The Blue Umbrella Gallery artists are delighted to come together again in Listowel for their new exhibition.  Opening at 8pm on Saturday 14th April.  All welcome.

 

 

 

 Wed 18th

 

THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL, With Bríd Harper – Donegal fiddle player, Tony O’Connell – concertina and Cyril O’Donoghue – guitar, bouzouki and vocals.

 

SEAT in memory of Michael and Denis Hanrahan was unveiled at the Moyvane Grotto, last week.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €7400 jackpot for draw held on Friday 30th March. Numbers drawn were 15, 20, 23, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Deirdre Lennon, c/o Kevin’s;

 

2. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure; 3. J.J. Scanlon, c/o Ploughmans; 4. Paddy Neville, c/o Kevin’s, and

 

5. John & Erika, Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 6th April with jackpot up to €7500.

 

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm.  It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band.  Tickets €15 available from WL102fm on 069 – 66200 and Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale.  It promises to be a great night of music and song and your support is earnestly requested.

 

NATIONAL PIONEER BALL Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross May 5. For details 087 2392993.

 

CHURCH JUBILEE:  In June 2018, the Abbeyfeale parish will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the opening of their parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. As a community of faith we have much to celebrate. A special Mass and parish celebration will be take place on Saturday, June 16 marking the official opening of the church fifty years ago in June 1968.  A publication on the building of the church and life in the parish over the past fifty years will be launched.

 

RALLY: Stand up for Life Cork Rally - Saturday 7th April 2018, 2pm.

 

LECTURE at Seanchai Centre Listowel Tuesday 17th April At 7.30pm, subject “From Laois to Kerry- how the Crosbies Planted Tarbert”, by Michael Christopher Keane.

 

POETRY: Eigse Michael Hartnett will be held at NCW from 12th to 14th April.

 

MEASLES, 26 cases recently reported in Mid-West Region, half the cases hospitalised, free MMR vaccination available.

 

NEW Director of Services at KCC, is Christy O’Connor a native of Kilmeady.

2018 April 4 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

EASTER Ceremonies, were held in Moyvane Church this year, they were well attended, Moyvane have a great dedicated choir, and they enhanced the Easter programme. Old paintings of the Stations of the Cross were on display in the church in Moyvane and Fr. Kevin went through the symbolism of each picture. Thanks to Fr. Kevin and Fr. Brendan for their dedication. Hope all have a safe and fruitful Easter Holiday.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In Marian Hall on April 6th at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

ICA wish to thank all who supported the daffodil collection and bought teas at the bingo. Total proceeds amounted to €1800. The ICA AGM is on Tuesday night 10th April at 8.00pm in the Marian Hall. New members always welcome!

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUINITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 5th April at 9pm.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, son and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshments served.  All welcome .  Ann 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 9th April.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   If attending please phone 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.  

 

RALLY: The Limerick Pro Life LoveBoth EVENING Rally for families in the Region takes place at the Limerick Race Course on Friday April 6th BEGINNING at 6.0 pm - 8.00 pm. 

 

 WEDDING: Congratulations to Aibhilin O’Connor daughter of Jim and Mary of Leitrim West who recently married Marc Caligari of London, bridesmaid was Niamh Kenny and best man was Stephen Caligari. The marriage took place in Moyvane Church and Fr. Kevin McNamara officiated. The reception was held at the Rose Hotel in Tralee.

 

DEATH took place on 28th March 2018 of Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Skehanerin, Listowel. Survived by his wife Kitty, sons John and Mike, daughters Catherine and Eleanor, sisters Breda, Maureen, Kathleen and Nellie, grandchildren, son-in-law, and  daughter-in-law,   Reposing at Lyons’s on Sun from 4pm to 7pm with removal to St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.  Funeral Mass on Monday April 2nd at 11.30am. 

 

DEATH has occurred of Billy Enright Snr of Corner House, Ballylongford, and late of Moyvane.  (Retired E.S.B. Staff Tarbert Gen Station). Died on Wednesday 28th March, 2018, husband of the late Sheila R.I.P. and predeceased by his grandson William Patrick, his sisters Bridie (Kelliher) and Hannah (Ferguson), brothers Dan and Johnny R.I.P. He was Dad to son Billy Jnr, a kind and father-in-law of Mary who cared for him so lovingly right up to the end, an inspirational grandfather to Marie and her husband Gavin, Sheila and her husband to be Mike and doted on by Sandra, very proud and treasured great-grandfather to twins Jenson and Alannah, he was a cherished and hugely loved brother of Margaret (Mason) Kilgarvin, Ballylongford and Mary (Kelliher) Lartigue Village, Listowel, brothers Denis Killarney, Patrick Ballina, Co. Tipperary and Joe Lyrecrompane, he will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family.

 

Funeral Arrangements: Billy Snr will be lying in repose at Lynch’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Ballylongford on Sunday evening April 1st from 6pm to 8.00pm. Arriving at the Church of St Michael of the Archangel on Monday April 2nd for 11.00am Requiem Mass, Funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Eilish Walsh, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Betty Lynch, Aggie Ahern, Joe Stack, Ruby McMahon, Joe Walsh, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Sr. Elena Goulding, Tom Sheehan, peg Mulvihill, Peggy Barrett, Aidan Cummins, Margaret Devine. Mass Moyvane, Fri 6th at 7.30pm for Michael Greaney, Bunnagara & Leitrim Middle; Sat  7th  at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, (Months Mind) and Sun 8th  at 11.00am mass for Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher. Knockanure Mass on Thurs  5th at 7.30pm for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lissaniskea and  Sun 8th  at 10.00am, mass for Parishioners

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE: NO Adoration on Wednesday 4th.  It will resume on Wednesday 11th. 

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY April 8th please note that there will be Divine Mercy Devotions in St.

 

Mary’s Church, time: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions. 

 

Mercy Novena special prayer in Abbeyfeale on Mercy Sunday 8th April at 3pm. 

 

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL Bus to Knock 14th April 2018. Contact Margaret Murphy (086) 8689359. 

 

GAS NETWORKS IRELAND construction of the gas distribution main throughout Listowel town have started last Wednesday 28th March. The route has an approximate length of 8km, starting at two locations ● Bridge Road continuing onto Town Square, Church St as Tim Kennelly, Roundabout. ● William St. upper continuing onto Charles St. & Colbert St. works will have an impact on traffic they will try to minimise disruption caused by the pipe laying works. Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support.

 

THE LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP presents "Solo Run", a play by Tony Guerin at St. John's Arts and Cultural Centre. Opening from April 5th to April 9th.  Bookings at 068 22566.

 

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for photographs or memories of the late Fr. Pat Moore(R.I.P.)PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

 

ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY -In St. Mary's Church Listowel Monday April 9th to Wednesday April 11th

 

COMPUTER CLASSES – free of charge are starting in the Bridewell on Tuesday 10th of April for 4 weeks, time 10am to 12.30pm. Contact the Bridewell on 068-36500.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 15th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara. 

 

 RAMBLING HOUSE:  Benny Thade McCarthy’s Rambling House in Fr. Casey's, Clubhouse,  Abbeyfeale on Easter Monday, April 2 at 8.30pm.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED - BAG PACK FOR NCBI

 

The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Listowel  on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

 

COMEDY at Glórach Theatre, The Abbeyside Players take to the stage at the Glórach with the

 

hilarious comedy, Second Honeymoon by Sam Cree on  5th, 6th , 7th , 8th, guaranteed a good laugh,

 

booking is recommended at 087 1383940.

 

INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SHEP COURSE Start Date: Mon. 9th April 2018 10.30a.m to 1 p.m. Cost: Free (€2 contribution per session) Contact: Bridie 068-23584

 

THE LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL GROUP will host an evening seminar entitled 'Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption' at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. April 11 from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.

 

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

 

REFRESHER OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE, is being offered at Listowel Family Resource Centre On 23rd April 2018 For further details contact: Bridie 068-23584 .

 

CONCERT: Athea fundraising concert in aid of Lourdes pilgrims is on Sunday night, April 15th.

 

KNOCK Divine Mercy Pilgrimage 08 Apr 2018

 

LISTOWEL EMMETS are currently undertaking a Club Development Plan. In order for us to plan for the future we are holding a workshop at our clubhouse on Thursday 5th April. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the club to have their say and see how we can grow and develop our club in our community. We would love for as many people as possible to attend and we warmly welcome all input from everyone. The workshop will run for no longer than one hour and thirty minutes and refreshments will be served on the night also. This is a big step for our club and we hope you can all be a part of it. For further information please see our social media forums, our club website or Club PRO Pat Barry on pro.listowelemmets.kerry@gaa.ie or 087 7651416.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at irishcancer.ie or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

 

POPE: Word from Pope Francis “Living together as family is an art,  a  patient,  beautiful,

 

Fascinating journey.  It does not end once you have won each other’s love...  Rather, it is precisely  there  where  it begins! This journey of every day has a few rules that can be  summed  up  in  three  phrases  which  I  have  already repeated  many  times  to  families,  and  which  you  have

 

already learned  to  use  among  yourselves:  May  I,  thank you, and I’m sorry

 

 

 

 

 

SHORTHORN; Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, November 30, 1929; Page: 7

 

KERRY BRANCH. Irish Dairy Shorthorn Breeders Society Held Private Meeting.

 

INTERESTING—MATTERS DISCUSSED.

 

At a meeting of the Co. Kerry branch of the Irish Dairy Shorthorn Breeders' Society hold in the Courthouse, Tralee, on Saturday last, Mr. R. O'Gorman, Ballyhar (Chairman) presided. Others present were Messrs. F. Harty, Ardfert; Henry Spring, Firies; J. Dillon, Sec. Co. Agricultural Committee (Treasurer) ; John O'Sullivan, Miltown C.T.A. ; T. Horgan, Kilcummin; T. J. McElligott, Listowel; John  O'Sullinan, Killarney C.T.A.; William Leslie, Listry C.T.A. ; Thomas Brosnan, Abbeydorney C.T.A.; J. Kennelly, Newtownsandes C.T.A. ; Michael O'Connor, Tralee C.T.A. ; J. O’Connell, Lixnaw C.T.A.; G. McElligott, Kilflynn C.T.A.; P. J. Hallidon, Banteer, Hon. See. Dairy Shorthorn Breeders' Society, and James Pigott, Farranfore C.T.A., Hon. Secretary Co. Kerry Branch.

 

 Annual Congress.

 

Mr. Halliden stated the Congress of Cow-testing Associations would be held in the Council Chamber of the University College, Dublin, on the 8th January. Return tickets at single  fares available from 7th to the 7th to 10th  January would be issued by the Great Southern Railways and us usual, a series of very educative papers would be road and discussed at the Congress.

 

 

 

Annual Show and Sale.

 

 

 

Mr. H. Spring proposed and Mr. McElligott seconded that the animal bull show and sale where bulls would be inspected for County Premiums, would be held in Tralee on 3rd April, 1930.

 

 

 

The Vice-presidency of the Society. Mr. Spring stated that he understood that the several  branches were invited by the Executive Committee of the Society to nominate a Vice-President for 1930 and the Vice President in 1930 would be president in 1931. He had much pleasure in proposing that the Kerry Brunch nominate Mr. T. J. McEIligott, Listowel, for the position. Mr. McElligott said that he could not see his way to let his name go forward for that important position as he was afraid he had not the time nor the ability to fill it properly. He had no ambitions in that direction and preferred to remain amongst the rank and file.

 

Mr Spring however said he would not withdraw his proposition and Mr. G. McElligott having seconded, the meeting unanimously adopted it.

 

 

 

Market of Butter and Creameries.

 

Mr. T. J McElligott proposed that the following resolution be forwarded to the Executive Committee with a view to having it inserted for discussion in the Congress Agenda, viz:— "That  having regard to the serious position of the butter industry in this country, to the conflict between 'Controlled' and 'Free' creameries and the general uneasiness and dissatisfaction amongst farmers as a result of confusing controversy in the public press, we request the Government, through the Department of Agriculture, to appoint an impartial and competent tribunal to inquire fully into the management of the Irish Associated Creameries, the 'free' creameries and the position of creameries controlled by the Dairy Disposal's Board. (See paper for more)

 

 

 

Taken from Vincent Carmody on Listowel Connection.

 

A Convent Street man, Sean Ashe, was a local reporter for the then, Kerry Champion newspaper, Sean loved his native street, An Gleann, and has left some lovely pieces written in memory of the street and the footballers who represented the street in the local town league, his street memory, of 12 verses was called, ‘The place we call, The Gleann’, here we recall the first two,

 

 

 

I now retrace the path of years

 

And see a picture bright.

 

No faltering step or memory lapse

 

Can dim that pleasing sight.

 

No wind of change can disarrange

 

The thoughts I first penned down

 

Of happy days and boyhood ways

 

In the place we call ‘The Gleann’

 

 

 

Ah! There’s the lengthy line of homes

 

Along the riverside

 

Across the roadway many more

 

Line up with equal pride

 

The white washed wall of one and all

 

And the thatch of light-hued brown

 

Bring picturesqueness to the scene

 

In the place we call ‘The Gleann’

 

 

 

Moyvane Choir

 

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