2018 September 19 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WALKED AFTER TWENTY MONTHS.

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

History of Lourdes Related

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

(Break see paper for full story)

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Wrenboys Listowel 2018

 

https://youtu.be/-mZuCd3ZAU8

 

 

 

 

 

Listowel Racecourse and river 2018

 

https://youtu.be/tYcJtMZGQ7Y

 

 

 

 

 

2018 September 12 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

LISTOWEL RACES ACCOMMODATION offices numbers 0877382083 and 0874355363.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

PAPERS:

 

Leinster Express 16 Nov 1833

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Nenagh Guardian 3 Sept. 1873 p3

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Pope Francis in Ireland

 

Love Freely Given

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

VISIT TO ST MARY'S PRO CATHEDRAL

 

 

 

ADDRESS OF THE HOLY FATHER FRANCIS

 

 

 

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

 

Good afternoon!

 

 

 

Dear friends,

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

RAMBLING House Knockanure 6 September 2018

 

Irish music singing and dancing and some recitations.

 

https://youtu.be/ID7oRo_iQ00

 

 

 

Ballyheigue Pattern Day 2018

 

https://youtu.be/z7KKhTSAIaA

 

 

 

2018 September 5 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure: Rambling House on the 6th September at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (0667134276):

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

from 21st—28th September.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

GROTTO: Kerry Champion 14 August 1954

 

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

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 21 August 1954

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

Bishop’s Visit to Listowel

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, 14.05.1955, page 1

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

World Meeting of Families.

 

WMF 23 August 2018

 

https://youtu.be/uq4nsPdPUxg

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

Duagh Concert 30 Aug 2018

 

https://youtu.be/P_IHa-SrVEQ

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

 

August 2018

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

 

 

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

 

 

 

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

2018 August 22 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

WATCH out for wild mushrooms after this spell of damp weather.

 

THE LYONS OF DERRY GATHERING EXHIBITION at St John’s from Fri 17th August 2018                       

 

An exhibition of over 200 images and photographs which also feature in The Great Book of Lyons.

 

 SYMPATHY: The death has occurred in Manchester of Bridie O’Carroll, wife of Con  O’Carroll and a sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll, New Houses, Moyvane.  Bridie’s funeral will take place in Manchester on Friday.  

 

DEATH took place of Brid (Biddy) Flavin, Cuss, Moyvane, on August 16th 2018. Daughter of the late Paddy and Kathleen Flavin and loving aunt of the late Joe. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her brothers Dan, Jack and Pat, nephews Patrick, Maurice, Kieran and Sean, nieces Rebecca, Fiona and Karen, in-laws, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Monday at 1pm (August 20th). Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

 

DEATH took place on 11th August 2018 of Sr. Ita Rochford of Our Lady of Fatima Home, Oakpark, Tralee, and Ballyduff, County Kerry, sister of Michael and the late Sean, Patsy and Anton. Sadly missed by her loving family, the Mercy Sisters, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and greatgrandnieces, brother-in-law John, sisters-in-law Brenda, relatives and friends.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Finucane died 20 August 1988, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Donie Cahill, Mary O’Carroll, Robert Moloney, Anne Browne, Con McSweeney, Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Madge Fitzgerald, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Mass Moyvane- Mon 20th at 12 noon, Funeral Mass for Bríd Flavin, Cuss; Mass on Sat 25th at 7.30pm for John Grinsell, Clounprohus, and on  Sun 26th Mass at 11.00am for Vincent Walsh, Aughrim & Ballylongford.

 

 Mass Knockanure- Wed 22nd at 7.30pm for Nora Moore, Kilmeaney, (Months Mind) and on  Sun  26th Mass at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

GRAVEYARD MASS:  The annual Mass in Reilig Ide Naofa, on Tuesday, August 21 at 7.30pm. 

 

HERITAGE WEEK: National Heritage Week 18th-26th August.  Historical Walk on Carrig Island, Ballylongford on Wed. 22nd Aug at 2pm.  Conducted by Pádraig O Concubhair and Dr. Declan Downey.  Assemble at Carrigafoyle car park. See details of many more events at library.

 

HEDGE School Re-enactment at Lisselton Cross on Sat. 25th beginning at 4.30pm.

 

TALK: On Thursday August 23 a talk by Dr Bill O’Brien U.C.C. will be held in the Community Centre Ardagh at 7.30pm. The title is Ballylin Hill Fort the Bronze Age Capital of Limerick

 

BEST WISHES to Pa O’Dwyer, Rooska, Ardagh who became the first Irishman to claim the title of the strongest man in the UK.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  The monthly rambling house in Fr. Casey’s organised by Benny Thade McCarthy resumes on Monday, September 3 with proceeds to the Abbeyfeale Chernobyl Fund.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  A Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 9 from 3 - 6pm.   

 

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter who composed the song "Only A Woman's Heart" will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.

 

SEISIÚN:  Comhaltas Summer Seisiún at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the month of August at 8.30pm.

 

DANIEL O’CONNELL Summer School begins at Cahersiveen on 31st August 2018.

 

BRING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT AT DUAGH SPORTS HALL ON THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH   Appearing will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O’Dowd, The Conquerors, Keith and Lorraine.  This is in memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore who was one of the directors of the complex.  A part donation from each ticket will go towards the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus.  Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm start.

 

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  Helga Henn is delighted to announce her usual fine selection of locally grown vegetables for sale on Friday and Saturday mornings. The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. Jon, Morgan, Seamus.

 

KNOCK: Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock: O’Shea’s of Kerry will operate a coach to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Sun. 9th Sept.  Coach departs Killarney at 7am (Cathedral); Tralee at 7.30am (Bus Station); Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale at 8.15am (The Church).  Please contact 066-7180123 for further details.

 

WMOF2018 Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, Ireland

 

Tel.: +353 1 567 6800

 

A number of additional events will run alongside the main WMOF2018 Programme. These events are free of charge and open to all. They are being run by other organisations especially for World Meeting of Families. We are delighted to invite pilgrims to read more and engage with these events:

 

Join the Limerick Street Party to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland.  Kicking off at 3:30pm on Tuesday 21st August in St John's Square, Limerick, and concluding with a celebratory liturgy in St John's Cathedral.

 

As part of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the ninth World Meeting of Families this month, the Holy Father will join with recently engaged and married couples at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Saturday 24 August.

 

Email: info@worldmeeting2018.ie

 

https://www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme

 

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

 

DESMOND Hall NCW: To mark the centenary of the struggle for women’s rights in Ireland, on Thursday the 23rd of August at 8pm, historian and author Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc will give a talk entitled "The women who died for Ireland" detailing the lives and deaths of the eight members of Cumann na mBan who were killed fighting for Irish freedom in the years 1918 to 1923.

 

The highlight of the Heritage Week Programme will come on Sunday 26th August at 8pm when three of Ireland's leading historian’s television presenter Donal Fallon, radio broadcaster John Dorney and author Tom Toomey will each discuss the Conscription Crisis, The 1918 General Election.

 

POSITIVE AGEING DAY: Sunday 23rd Sept at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops - (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!! 

 

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8 8696341.

 

 SEASON OF CREATION:  Sept 1st to Oct 4th.  Across the world we will be celebrating and honouring the Season of Creation.

 

CELEBRATION social (50 years) of Athea‘s Victory against Treaty Sarsfields. It will be held at The Devon Inn in October.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs  Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

 

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm. UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM –  Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics  from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:   Toni  Tel: 068 23584

 

VMM INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LAY MISSION:  VMM would like to reconnect with returned volunteers who participated on our projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America throughout the years and invite you to our Gathering and Gala Dinner celebrations in Dublin on September 1st.. For more details: http://www.vmminternational.org/vmm-international-celebrates-50th-anniversary/

 

GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday September 9th.  Bus leaving Tralee at  7.30am. Contact O’Sheas on 066 7180123 to book.

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S Theatre; Wed 22nd -JOHN MINIHAN’S PHOTOS

 

An illustrated talk by the renowned photographer covering his time in Fleet St. with The Daily Mail and The Evening Standard, being part of the Beckett Circle and the background to his iconic photos of artists, musicians, celebrities and ordinary people.

 

 Thurs 23rd                   THE WATCHMAN

 

A play written by Sean Lawlor and directed by Anthony Fox and featuring Ronan Wilmot.  The watchman is on his last posting at Woodquay after 35 years on the job.  A glimpse into another time, another Dublin.

 

 Fri 24th                         ORLAITH KEANE IN CONCERT

 

A member of the distinguished Keane family from Galway, daughter to Matt and niece to Seán and Dolores.  The traditional/folk singer will be joined on the night by Catherine McHugh – piano and Colm Naughton – mandolin and guitar.

 

 Mon 27th/Tues 28th    BUCKETS

 

An entertaining play by Adam Barnard about bucket lists and life planning presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald. More from 068 22566.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs 30th                   SEAN TYRELL - MESSAGE OF PEACE

 

The Clare folksinger and musician recounts the story in words and music, of John Boyle O’Reilly against the backdrop of The Famine, The Fenian Rising, deportation to Australia as a prisoner and his escape to America where he counted Walt Whitney, Mark Twain and Wendall Philips among his friends.

 

 

 

FROM NEWSPAPERS: Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Tuesday, 16 June, 1959; Page: 4

 

KERRY PRIEST ORDAINED

 

Rev. Xavier Lovett  who was ordained in Kilkenny is son of Mr and Mrs Garrett Lovett. Kilmoyley, Co. Kerry, and brother of Mr. Sean Lovott, N.T.. Principal of Tiershanahan National School.

 

The brothers are prominent members of the G.A.A. in Kerry, both having played with the county hurling team.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Tuesday, 09 June, 1959; Page: 10

 

KERRY PRIEST ORDAINED

 

Recently ordained to the priesthood was Rev Michael Hanrahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hanrahan of Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co Kerry.

 

A prominent member of the local G.A.A. club. Fr Michael will minister in Florida.

 

He is brother of Mr T. Hanrahan at present in the Garda Depot. Dublin, and of Mr. Liam Hanrahan, St. Patrick's Training College. Dublin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 23 December, 1961; Page: 10

 

Kerry "students Ordained at Navan

 

TWO students from, Kerry were among the seventeen who were ordained to the priesthood, at St. Columban's College, Navan, on Wednesday. The newly ordained are Rev. Patrick Blanchfield, Ballydowney House, Killarney, and Rev. Sean Quinn . Ballinacolla, Ballyferriter. Rev. Patrick Blanchfield attended the Presentation Monastery. Killarney, and St. Brendan's College. He went, to St. Columban's in 1955. His brother, Father Sean, was ordained at St. Columban's in 1946 and is at present Parish Priest in Kumamoto, Japan. Rev. Sean Quinn attended Ballyferriter N.S, St., Columcille's N.S., Dublin, St. Brendan's, Killarney. He went to St. Columban's in 1955. The ordaining; prelate was Most Rev. Dr. Patrick Cleary, Bishop of Nancheng, China, who was expelled from his diocese by the communists in 1952. This year is the golden jubilee of his ordination.

 

 

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, Thursday, 12 September, 1963; Page: 4

 

OBITUARY V. REV. T. SUPPLE, P.P.

 

Very Rev. Thomas Supple, who has died, was Parish Priest of Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Ordained at Maynooth in 1917, he was for a time a professor at St. Brendan's College, Killarney. He was successively parish priest of Prior and Tarbert. At Tarbert, where he spent 22 years, he renovated the church and presbytery.

 

MOTHER MARY A.FITZMAURICE

 

Mother Mary Alban Fitzmaurice; Franciscan Convent, Broughton Hall, Eccleshall, Stafford, who has died, aged 81, was a native of Manchester. She entered the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph in 1903 and was professed in 1906. Before taking up missionary work in Borneo in 1907, Mother Alban served in Blackburn and in Farranferris, Cork. Almost 40 years were spent in Borneo. From 1929 until her return to Europe in 1946, she was Regional Superior in the North Borneo Mission. She spent some years in a Japanese internment comp. Ill health necessitated a cessation of her missionary activities. Her last years were spent at the mother house in Staffordshire.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Saturday, 22 August, 1964; Page: 6

 

KERRY MAN ORDAINED IN KENT

 

Rev Cornelius Cahill who was ordained recently by the Right Rev. Cyril Cowderoy. Bishop of Southwark at the Carmelite Priory, Aylesford, Kent, is son of the late Patrick Cahill, Customs and Excise Officer, of Corran Headford, Co. Kerry, and the late Catherine Cahill (nee Brosnan) of Castleisland. A Benedictine of St. Augustine's Abbey. Ramsgate in religion his name is Dom Columban. He entered the Benedictine Order in 1958, some years after the death of his wife, and he was professed in 1962 . He completed his theological studies at Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire The servers at his first Mass, which was celebrated at St Bede's. Clapham Park, London, were his brothers, Denis and Patrick Cahill. Many of Dom Columban's relatives from Ireland were present at his ordination, and a cousin. Very Rev. D. Murphy. P.P.. V.G. of the Columban Fathers, who is on holiday from the Philippine Islands, was assistant to the Bishop at the Ordination Ceremony.

 

 

 

Novena Ceremonies from Knock Shrine can be viewed on www.knockshrine.ie

 

Knock Shrine August 2018

 

https://youtu.be/zFk2RsCN7oc

 

 

 

 

 

1. Clinton ignores the loss of human beings from the labour force because of Roe v. Wade.

 

Clinton’s economic assertions ignore the fact that the work force contributions of 60 million aborted children have been entirely snuffed out since 1973. The lack of necessary contributions by the younger generations is one of the reasons Social Security is in dire straits today. Of course, members of a generation cannot contribute if they are dead.

 

https://www.liveaction.org/news/chelsea-clinton-roe-womens-history/

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Vintage Day in Knockanure August 2018. Various vintage and new items on display. Several of the old timers have passed away over the years, but we still remember then especially on this day.

 

https://youtu.be/4YgiJ8bXuGw

 

 

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9300 jackpot on Friday 10th August. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 19, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Fiona & Caroline, The Village Grill; 2. Dapper & Patsy Walsh; 3. Eoin Kennelly; 4. Calum Buckley, Temple Athea, and 5. Mary O’Connor, Kilmeaney. Next  jackpot up to €9400.

 

 

 

THE LYONS OF DERRY GATHERING EXHIBITION. An exhibition of over 200 images and photographs which also feature in The Great Book of Lyons. At St John’s on 17th August 2018.

 

Paint the town GREEN. Be in with a chance of winning 4 tickets to the 2018 All-Ireland Hurling Final, 4 green JP McManus Pro-Am caps & €1,000 spending money! Team Limerick Clean-up is seeking your support for Limerick’s Senior Hurlers by turning your house/business ‘Green for our Team’. To enter, decorate your house or business in the famous colours and share the photo to Limerick’s Live 95FM Facebook page. Paint the Town Green!

 

BEST WISHES to all the students who are receiving their Leaving Cert results this week.

 

 

 

 

 

Published on 16 Apr 2018

 

 

 

This is a video of the section of the Great Southern Trail that I cycled between Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, Ireland. It's an old train line that has been converted into a greenway.

 

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#inbox/165294c0649eaa45?projector=1

2018 August 15 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement on Monday 13th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. 

 

BEST WISHES to Deirdre Moloney of Abbeyfeale and Ned Mahony of Tournafulla, who were married at Abbeyfeale Church on 4th August 2018. Best wishes also Tom Stack and Ashling Scanlon whose marriage ceremony was held in Duagh Church on 4th August 2018.

 

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha, Duagh on August 21st at 8.30pm.

 

SEISIÚN shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the month August starting at 8.30pm.

 

SYMPATHY:  To Paddy O’Connor & Family, Kilbaha on the death of his mother Nell O’Connor, Lodge Cross, Causeway.  Nell nee O’Leary was in her 101st year. Nell died on 6th August 2018, Predeceased by her husband Patrick.  Mother of Breda (England), Eily (Causeway), Paddy (Moyvane), John (Causeway), Mick(Kilmoyley), Tom (Causeway) and Gerard (Causeway).

 

DEATH took place on 10th August 2018 of Pats (Senior) Carmody of Meen, Listowel, husband of the late Maud (nee Kissane). Survived by his sons Johnny, Rodger and Patrick, daughter Mairéad, daughters in law Valarie, Kathleen and Mary, grandchildren, brothers John and Michael, sisters Theresa, Helen and Bernie, brothers in law, sisters in law, nephews, and  nieces.

 

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Noel Moran, Lahard, Beaufort, Killarney and formally of Brosna on Wednesday 8th August 2018.  He was a former curate in Moyvane/ Knockanure Parish.

 

Kerryman, September 07, 1968; Fr. Thomas Noel Moran to be Curate in Moyvane. Kerryman Saturday, June 19, 1971; Curates transferred by His Lordship are: Rev. Bernard Fitzgerald from Killorglin to Moyvane; Rev. Noel Moran from, Moyvane to Killorglin.

 

DEATH has occurred of Sean Redmond of 12 Bruagh Na Gaile, Moyvane, and Naas, and late 117 The Park, Naas, Co. Kildare. Sean died on the 5th of August, 2018. Predeceased by his brother Shay. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his daughter Aoife, sons Fergus and Tom, and their mother Catherine, brother Joe, sisters Marie and Joan.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Begley, Georgie O’Connell, Brendan Daly, Tom Moloney, Sr. Rose Flynn, Mary Keane, Josie Loftus,  Bridget Hayes, Jeff Eager, Sean Neligan, Sr. Kathleen O’Connell, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Brenda Daly, Tom Lyons, Mass Moyvane, Mon 13th at 7.30pm for Mossie O’Connor, Glin Road; Tues 14th at 7.30pm, Vigil – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ciss Dore, New Houses (Months Mind); Wed  15th at 11.00am, Holy Day of Obligation - for Parishioners; Sat 18th at 7.30pm for Seán & Stasia Neligan, Kilbaha and  Sun 19th  Mass at 11.00am for Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa.

 

Mass Knockanure Wed 15th at 7.30pm,                 Feast Day – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Special Intention – thanksgiving (please note time) and Sunday mass 19th at 10.00am for Holy Souls.

 

KNOCK bus on 16th August, details from 087 3966 399.

 

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting in Listowel on 13th August at 7pm in Parish meeting Room.

 

ALL IRELAND Fleadh Drogheda from 12th to 19th August.

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: Monday night August 13th in the Marian Hall at 8.30pm.   The Committee would like to thank Fr. Kevin McNamara, Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Dan Aherne for concelebrating the three Masses.  The Committee would also like to thank the following for providing car parking – Leo Finucane, Tom Moore, Seamus Clancy, Michael Brosnan, Aiden Stack.  The Committee would also like to thank the Altar Servers, Readers, Eucharistic Ministers, the Choir and the general public for their very generous contribution for the gate collection. 

 

ALTAR SOCIETY:  A very special word of thanks to all those in the Altar Society who look after the flower arranging in Moyvane Church.  They cover all seasons and celebrations in our Church and indeed they excelled for our recent Ordination and First Mass of Fr. Seán Jones.  This is a voluntary group and we are grateful to our dedicated group of parishioners who give their time and talents to this society.   Olive Keane, Eileen Roche, Anne O’Flaherty, Marie Walsh, Mary Kearney, Ita O’Connell, Sharon Quinn, Marie Stack, Catherine Carmody and Madge Groarke.   In Knockanure Church the flower arranging is done excellently by Margaret Carmody.  If any parishioners wish to get involved in this Ministry see Eileen Collins in Moyvane Church and Margaret Carmody for Knockanure Church.    

 

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

 

PHOENIX PARK. A bus will leave from Duagh on August 26th.  To book a seat phone Paddy on 087221 3876.

 

SHANNON DROWNING  - 125 years ago, seventeen (17) local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza at 12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone.  All are welcome.

 

VISITING CLERGY - the Bishop would like to invite Priests who are home for vacation and also Priests from abroad who have retired to live in Kerry, to join him for a meal on Thur. Aug. 16th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. 

 

SHOWBANDS in Duagh on 30th August at the Leisure centre.

 

FRENCH Connection will be explored at St John’s on 14th August at 11am, details from 068 22566.

 

Wed 15th  at St John’s, GOD HAS NO COUNTRY. Dublin based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s play tells the story of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, his upbringing and education in Killarney and his defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists in Rome during The Second World War.

 

ROSARY: Street Rosary in honour of Our Lady of Fatima on Monday 13th August at 3.00pm, on Main Street, Killarney.

 

BOOKLET on Kerry Your Natural Escape now at library and Council Offices.

 

HERITAGE WEEK: National Heritage Week 18th-26th August.  Historical Walk on Carrig Island, Ballylongford on Wed. 22nd Aug at 2pm.  Conducted by Pádraig O Concubhair and Dr. Declan Downey.  Assemble at Carrigafoyle car park. See details of many more events at library.

 

DANIEL O’CONNELL Summer School begins at Cahersiveen on 31st August 2018.

 

FEET: Chiropodist will be in attendance at the Parish Hall, Ballylongford from 9.30am on Mon. 20th Aug.  Please call 087-7672172 for further details.

 

SHOWBANDS: Bringing Back the Showbands Concert returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thurs. 30th Aug.  Appearing on the night will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O'Dowd, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorraine. This is in memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore who was one the directors of the complex. A donation from each ticket will go toward the Kerry/Cork Health Link bus. Tickets are available from the following numbers. 087-2273755 or 087-2684540. Doors open at 7.30pm for 8.30 start.

 

KNOCK: Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock: O’Shea’s of Kerry will operate a coach to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Sun. 9th Sept.  Coach departs Killarney at 7am (Cathedral); Tralee at 7.30am (Bus Station); Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale at 8.15am (The Church).  Please contact 066-7180123 for further details.

 

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Free Guided History Walk of Ardfert Village.  Due to growing interest, further walks will take place on Thursday 16 & Thursday 23 August.  Walks last approx 75 mins.  Meet at the church car park at 8 pm.  All welcome.

 

ROSE of Tralee Festival Exhibition Tralee Library Wednesday, 15 August - Friday, 31 August 2018 Launch: Saturday, 18 August 2018 Tralee Library Phone: 066 7121200

 

RELICS of St Theresa will be at Dominican Church Limerick on 18th August from 1pm to 5pm.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  The monthly rambling house in Fr. Casey’s organised by Benny Thade McCarthy resumes on Monday, September 3 with proceeds to the Abbeyfeale Chernobyl Fund.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  A Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 9 from 3 - 6pm.  

 

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter who composed the song "Only A Woman's Heart" will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.

 

POPE: As part of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the ninth World Meeting of Families this month, the Holy Father will join with recently engaged and married couples at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Saturday 24 August.

 

GRAVEYARD: First burials at Ahavoher; Patrick Fitzgerald, Shonagraga in 1961 aged 77; Daniel Stack, Tarbert 1961 aged 13 months; Nora Stack, Leitrim, 1962 aged 63; Eugene Flynn, Kilbaha, 1962 aged 77; William Walsh Ahalahana, 1962 aged 75; Margaret Shine, Moyvane, 1962 aged 70; Kathleen Buckley, Keylod, 1963 aged 20; John Nash, keylod, 1963 aged 50; Patrick Finucane Moyvane , 1963 aged 65; Michael Connell, Gortdromagowna, 1963 aged 79. For more see

 

http://docstore.kerrycoco.ie/burialrecords/Ahavoher_Book_1_1961-2010.pdf

 

DEATHS: The following is a list of those who have passed away 2018: Hannah Stack (nee Flaherty), Clounbrane. Denis (Denny) Mulvihill, Leitrim West. Mickey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill. Jerry Brosnan, Moyvane Village Kitty Normoyle, (nee Keane), Knockdown and Moyvane. Bernie O’Connor, Listowel and Keylod. Mary Sweeney, (nee Fitzmaurice), Rochdale and Coilagurteen. Teresa Kennelly, Listowel and Kilmorna. Martin Mulvihill, Nenagh and  Glenalappa. Jim Fitzgerald, Aughrim. Timmy Kennelly, Charleville and Kilbaha. Michael Moloney, London and Keylod. Ciss Dore, New Houses. Hannah Ferguson (nee Enright) and her daughter, Bridget, London and New Houses. Nora Moore, (nee Flaherty) Kilmeaney and Tubbertoureen.

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE Churchyard; Inside those walls is the grave of famous local ballad composer and wit Paddy Drury (died 1945)

 

Quoted:

 

"Knockanure church may the heavens bless you,

 

That sweet place of rest where the dead do resort,

 

If you stand by its corner on a bright summer’s morning you will see ships sailing from many a port,

 

You will see Co. Clare and the hills back in Kerry,

 

The tide at Saleen as it rises and falls.

 

If you travelled the nation for a burying plantation,

 

Still Knockanure church in the pride of them all.

 

 

 

 The church is just 400 feet above sea level.

 

 

 

Choir Knockanure Churchyard

 

https://youtu.be/tVlfXYBmfwE

 

 

 

FLEADH: How to get to Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann 2018. Drogheda is located 30 miles north of Dublin and 70 miles south of Belfast. Getting here is easy, as Drogheda is only 20 minutes from Dublin airport and just 1.5 hours from Belfast. A first-class modern transport network linking Dublin with Belfast passes directly through Drogheda. Getting here by car, bus or train is easy.  The towns strategic location just off the M1 and its first class public transport links make it the perfect location for visitors to travel to with ease. http://fleadhcheoil.ie/seachtaine-na-gaeilge/

 

MUSIC: One of the most iconic Jewish figures of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein was born August 25, 1918, in Lawrence, Massachusetts.  He died in 1990, his legacy— inspiring thousands of young musicians around the world.

 

WMOF 2018; Families from 116 countries are set to be entertained at the WMOF2018 Festival of Families event in the presence of Pope Francis.  Some of the artists who will line out in Croke Park on Saturday 25 August. The line-up includes a cast of thousands and features community based artists as well as some well-known local and international, The Priests, The Holy Family Deaf Choir and Deaftones, Celine Byrne, Paddy Moloney, Bridgie and Missy Collins and Moya Brennan.

 

As well as these artists the cast for the Festival of Families will include an orchestra in excess of 50 musicians; over 700 Irish, Sean Nós and contemporary dancers, including 500 from Irish dance schools across the country; a 1,000 strong choir; 100 community groups, and 300 flag bearers.

 

Pope Francis will make a pastoral visit to Ireland for the 9th World Meeting of Families which is taking place in Dublin from 21 – 26 August. In addition to the Festival of Families the WMOF2018 has at its heart the following key moments:

 

  A National Opening of World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on the island of Ireland on Tuesday 21 August;

 

    A three-day Pastoral Congress which will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 22-24 August and will include entail a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.  The Congress will also offer an engaging programme for young people to include faith and fun activities for children;

 

    A visit to Knock Shrine, Ireland’s National Marian Shrine, where he will pray for families and for the World Meeting of Families on Sunday 26 August;

 

    The Closing Mass for WMOF2018 which will involve 500,000 pilgrims from Ireland and around the world in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on Sunday 26 August.

 

More from email to Liam@LiamMcArdle.com

 

World Meeting of Families 2018: Brenda Drumm 00 353 (0) 87 310 4444 and Sinéad Brennan 00 353 (0) 1 567 6844. www.worldmeeting2018.ie

 

 

 

PRIEST:

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, Tuesday, 13 February, 1934; Page: 5

 

KERRY EXILE PRIEST DEAD; The death has occurred at San Francisco, California, of Rev. James Buckley, who was born in Ballybunion, Co. Kerry, ordained at Carlow, and went to California in 1915. The following Kerry priests assisted at the funeral: Rev. P." Pierce, Rev. R. O'Shea, Rev. J. O'Shea, Rev. C. O'Mahony, and Rev T. Lynch. Father Buckley was a son of the late Mr. and, Mrs. Buckley, N.T.s, Rahavanig, Ballybunion.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Saturday, 13 August, 1938; Page: 11

 

NEWLY ORDAINED. Kerry Priest Leaves for American. Mission.

 

Rev. Myles Kearney, ordained in June last for the American Mission, left his native Newtownsandes, North Kerry, yesterday, en route for Cheyenne, Wyoming, where he will take up his sacred duties.

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Wednesday, 29 March, 1939; Page: 3

 

Kerry Priest Ordained in U.S.A.

 

Rev. James Francis Cunningham, a native of Newtownsandes. Co. Kerry, and a brother of Mrs. Mary Dalton merchant, Glin. was ordained by Most Rev Dr Rummel, Archbishop of New Orleans. He studied at Mount Melleray. St. John's College, Waterford, and Notre Dame, New Orleans.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Friday, 30 June, 1944; Page: 3

 

KERRY PRIEST ORDAINED

 

Daniel D. Griffin, of Gortnaloon. Glencar, Co. Kerry, was raised to the priesthood; at St. Patrick's College, Maynooth by the Most Rev. Dr. John Charles McQuaid, Archbishop of Dublin

 

Fr Griffin read a very brilliant collegiate career beginning with St. Brendan's Seminary in Killarney, he went on to St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and later to the National University, where he took his B.A. Degree. He will go abroad for a short, time, and return later to labour in his native Diocese of Kerry. Fr Griffin celebrated his first mass in Glencar church and imparted his first blessing to his friends and neighbours.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 27 July, 1946; Page: 16

 

Kerry Man Ordained In Kansas

 

Rev. Ml Francis Kennelly, son of Mr. and Mrs Ty Kennelly of Kilbaha, Moyvane. Co. Kerry, was ordained at St. Mary’s College, Kansas. Fr. Kennelly received his early education at Moyvane National School and was pupil of Miss Shine and the late Mr. T O Connell and Mr. Ty. Buckley another brother is Rev. Wm. L Kennelly. Annunciation Church, Houston. Texas. Attending the ordination ceremonies were Very Rev. Frances j O'Connell, Des Moines. Iowa, a native of Listowel; Fr. Tom McElligott, ST.D . a native of Moyvane and several relatives from Kerry.

 

 

 

Strabane Chronicle 1908-1978, Saturday, 18 June, 1955; Page: 6

 

Great welcome for young Co. Kerry Priest

 

ONE of the largest gatherings of people to come together for a long time assembled at Annaghry on Wednesday evening last week to welcome Rev. Cornelius O'Keeffe from County Kerry, ordained the previous Sunday. Archers and banners of welcome were erected at several points along the road leading from Croty to Annagry. The Annagry Fianna Fail Band, under Mr. William Forker, who were specially augmented by members of the A.O.H Band, under Mr Anthony McGinley, headed a torchlight procession, which escorted the young priest to the home of his aunt, Mrs. Grace McBride.

 

On arrival, Fr. O'Keeffe was warmly welcomed by Mr Brian O'Donnell, P.C, Ranafast, and Mr Jack McCloskey, Annagry, on behalf of the people of the parish.

 

Fr. O'Keeffe, replying, thanked the gathering for the warmth of the welcome they had accorded him. He knew, he said, that it was not on his own behalf that the reception had been given, but to the priesthood.

 

On Thursday, the Feast of Corpus Christi, the young priest celebrated Mass at 11 o'clock in St. Mary's Church, and imparted his blessing to all present individually

 

Fr. O'Keeffe was accompanied from his Kerry home to Donegal by his father and mother; his father is a native of Co. Kerry and his mother is, native of Derrynamansher, being the eldest daughter of the late Mary and Conall Gillespie. He is also a nephew of Messrs. Daniel and Edward Gillespie, garage proprietors, Annagry. In his student days he came to Derrynamansher when on vacation and speaks Gaelic fluently.

 

 

 

Puck Fair Killorglin August 2018

 

https://youtu.be/JW9Qzku_JP4

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Griffin Breen whose mother is from Athea, she will represent Queensland in this year’s Rose of Tralee contest.

 

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results and Notes; There was no winner of the €9200 jackpot on Friday the 3rd August 2018. Numbers drawn were 1, 16, 21, 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Monique Keane, Greenville Listowel; 2. John Kelleher, c/o Thady; 3. A & E Harley, c/o John Barry; 4. Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna, and 5. Mick O’Brien, Church Road Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 10th August with jackpot up to €9300.

 

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express thanks to all involved for the continued support it has received through the lotto and club development. Some exciting new developments are unfolding of which we will keep you posted on updates. Thanks again! 

 

This club at this time would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Nora Moore (née Flaherty)  Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (formerly Tubertooreen, Moyvane). Beloved wife to the late Jimmy and loving mother to the late Willie, Nora was survived by sons Mike, Ned, James, Tom, and daughters Margaret and Kathleen, sons- and daughters in-law, sister Kathy along with 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children who will fondly remember and miss her. A great supporter of the club lotto where she always thought of and included her grandchildren. Our thoughts are with her extended family and friends at this time.

 

 

 

PUCK Fair runs from 10th to 12th August; Dingle races 10th to 12th August.

 

2018 August 8 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES - Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm ; 

 

Tuesday 7th August Knockanure at 8pm and Wednesday 8th August Murhur  at 8pm.

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

VINTAGE Event at Knockanure on Sunday August 12th.

 

WONDERFUL display of flowers are a delight at Gouldings Corner in Knockanure.

 

Wild flowers are in their prime on road margins beside minor roads, and blackberries are beginning to ripe.

 

PART TIME JOB (SCHOOL CLEANER): Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure (4 teacher school with 82 pupils). Part-Time position available (8 hours per week, Wednesday evenings – 2 hours/ weekends – 6 hours). 

 

SYMPATHY:  To Lilly and Jackie McMahon & family, Lisaniskea, on the death of Lilly’s brother Joe Somers, whose funeral took place in Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.  

 

DEATH, Very Reverend Canon James Neville Pastor Emeritus Abbeyfeale and formerly of Neville’s Cross, Kilfinny, Co. Limerick, died on July 29th. 2018; sadly missed by his sister Eithne, sister-in-law Margaret, niece, nephew, grandniece, grandnephews, his housekeeper Bernadette Hyland, Bishop Brendan, the priests of the diocese, all his other relatives, parishioners and a large circle of friends.

 

Older people remember him as a great hurler, who played with the best of them.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Benedict Cotter, Dora Ahern, Paddy Casey, Pearl Deane, Sean Hanrahan, Tess O’Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Lizzie Burns, Joe Kearney, Kitty Barrett, Molly Mahony, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill Eileen Ahern, Michael O’Donnell, Mick Moore, Madeline Mulvihill, Jim Harnett, Billy Buckley, Sunday 5th August at 1pm in St.Mels Cathedral, Longford, 2nd year anniversary mass for Joe Kearney, formally of the Glin Road. Mass Moyvane; Sat 11th   7.30pm for Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen. Mass Knockanure Fri 10th  at 7.30pm for Ellen Collins (Anni), her husband Laurence and their son Maurice, Lisaniskea and Sun 12th at  10.00am mass for Parishioners (Home & Away)

 

MASS Moyvane Thurs  9th at 7.30pm, Special Intention – Sick and Sun 12th  at 11.00am,                Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation.

 

MASS Graveyard  Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

 

MINOR NORTH KERRY LEAGUE: Moyvane/Tarbert away to Castleisland Desmonds in the North Kerry League on Monday, August 6th at 7.30pm.

 

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha, Duagh on August 21st at 8.30pm. Knockanure had an entertaining Rambling House on August 2nd.

 

SEISIÚN:  The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm.

 

HORIXONS: Fr. George Hayes Horizons Radio Kerry at 9 on 12th August, 25 years of Priesthood including roles as Diocesan Secretary, Parish Priest and Trainer in Clerical Formation.

 

COACHING SESSION - TUESDAY 7th AUGUST; Bryan Stewart Professional Tennis Coach will be back at Glin Tennis Court Tuesday afternoon the 6th of August 2018 to offer tennis skills and training to any children interested. Under 10s: 2pm to 2.45pm. Age 10 to 12: 2.45pm to 3.30pm. Over 12's: 3.30pm 4.30pm.

 

NATURE WALK: West Limerick Resources, in conjunction with Living Limerick and Feale Biodiversity, are hosting a nature walk on Saturday, August 11 at 11am. The starting point is Halla Inse Bán, Templeglantine, and it will be carried out by local biodiversity expert Anneke Vrieling. All are welcome to attend!

 

PHOENIX PARK. A bus will leave from Duagh on August 26th.  To book a seat phone Paddy on 087221 3876.

 

MARKING OPENING OF WMF2018, on the evening of Tuesday 21st August..  In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 6.15pm.

 

BISHOP LACY: On Friday August 3 the Bishop Lacy Stone unveiled at Ardagh Graveyard as part of the St Molua Pattern Mass at 6.30pm. A talk on Bishop Lacy by Dr Michael White of Madrid held later in the Community Centre. Another event, on Sunday August 5 a 12k walk from Bishop Lacy’s birthplace Dromadda, Athea to Ardagh Community Centre.

 

TARBERT HOUSE: is now open for visitors and will remain open until August 31. The house is open Monday –Saturday, book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

 

SHANNON DROWNING  - 125 years ago, seventeen (17) local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza at 12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone.  All are welcome.

 

THE FRENCH CONNECTION WITH NORTH KERRY in association with Listowel Town Twinning Committee On Tuesday 14th August at 11am in St Johns, The Square, Dr Declan Downey UCD & Tarbert, will give an illustrated lecture. All are welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors from Panissieres.

 

VISITING CLERGY - the Bishop would like to invite Priests who are home for vacation and also Priests from abroad who have retired to live in Kerry, to join him for a meal on Thur. Aug. 16th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. 

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.  Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPCOMING AUTUMN PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs  Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

 

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm. UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM –  Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics  from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT:   Toni  Tel: 068 23584.

 

ALL IRELAND Fleadh Drogheda from 12th to 19th August; The Irish language has a central role in the activities of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. 2018

 

ST JOHN’S: Sat 4th  - Wed 15th      THE ARTISTS CHOICE

 

A joint exhibition by North Kerry Artists (and colourful spirits) Adrian Everson and Viveca Amato.  The works feature a wide range of media and techniques used to express their creativity and imagination. Opening Saturday 4thAugust at 8pm, with introduction by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. All welcome. 

 

 Thurs 9th                     THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798

 

Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan and Kilkenomics presents an audio-visual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever.

 

 Tues 14th  @ 11am      THE FRENCH CONNECTION

 

An illustrated lecture on the historic connection between the Listowel region and France with Dr. Declan Downey, U.C.D. In association with Listowel Twinning Committee. All welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors.

 

 Wed 15th                     GOD HAS NO COUNTRY

 

Dublin based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s play tells the story of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, his upbringing and education in Killarney and his defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists in Rome during The Second World War.

 

15TH AUGUST COMMEMORATION  - To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Shannon Drowning of 1893, Tarbert Historical Society will stage a living history enactment of the tragic event in the green area at the Bridewell. This will involve the participation of boys and girls from Tarbert National School and will take place on Wed. 15th Aug. at 7pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the newly designed Memorial Plaza. Officials from Kerry County Council and Councillors will attend.

 

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.  Bookings on 087 1383940.

 

WORLD MEETING of Families; A National Opening of World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on the island of Ireland on Tuesday 21 August;

 

    A three-day Pastoral Congress which will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 22-24 August and will include entail a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”. 

 

TOUR OF WEXFORD from Monday,  September 3, staying in a four star hotel. Visit New Ross (including the famous Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre), Johnstown Castle Agri museum, Our Lady's, Bunclody, Ferns, Loftus Hall, Ballyhack, the Father Murphy, Hook Head, the Kennedy homestead, 1798 rebellion  centre, Enniscorthy Castle, Tintern  Abbey and Kilmore. For further information contact Pat O'Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340

 

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY:  Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day's outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O'Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

 

SIX NATIONS TROPHY AT THE GROVE Abbeyfeale:  The Rugby Club have announced that both the Six Nations and the Triple Crown trophies on view Saturday evening, August 4.

 

CONFERENCE: This year’s Catholic Young Adults Conference to be held on 1st/2nd Sept. in All Hallows, Dublin. It is a weekend event, organised by the Legion of Mary at which large numbers of young adults attend.  Last year over 230 attended and enjoyed the event. The programme includes workshops, testimonies, discussion. The young people come together to share and discuss their faith. On the Saturday night, there is music and entertainment.  The Legion of Mary in Kerry are sponsoring two young adults between 20-40 yrs old to come to Dublin for the conference.  They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have goodwill towards the Church.  Contact Patricia on (087)9048659.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

ANNUAL   PADRE   PIO   CEREMONIES: commemorating  his  Ordination  to  the Priesthood in August 1910 will be celebrated in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork at 2.30pm on Sunday August, 12th.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17th. Contact Annemarie Tydings Ballybunion/Asdee 0871013804.                                                          

 

LOUGH DERG: You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: info@loughderg.org

 

LOCAL born; Priest: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, November 09, 1912; Page: 5

 

GOLDEN JUBILEE OF THE RIGHT REV. J. E. FITZMAURICE.

 

AN IRISH-AMERICAN BISHOP. HIGHLY HONOURED.

 

We take with pleasure the following excerpts from an American contemporary to hand, namely, "The Erie (P.A) Daily Times," whose columns are teeming with extravagant eulogiums and appreciative records  of the Right Rev. J. E Fitzmaurice, Bishop of the diocese of Erie, P.A., U.S.A., who, we might mention, is the brother to the highly-respected and esteemed occupant and proprietor of Ballydonoghue House, Tarbert, as well as of Mrs Scanlon, of Leitrim, Newtownsandes, and consequently the distinguished uncle of her popular son, Mr John F Scanlon:—

 

 

 

"To-day (16th Oct) the Catholic Bishop of Erie, Right Rev John E Fitzmaurice, D.D., celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination  to the priesthood in the presence of one of the most notable gatherings the city has ever seen, and with the greetings and congratulations of the city's foremost men still ringing in his ears and warming his heart for the wish of each one who spoke- the words of felicitation at the public reception hold last evening was so evidently sincere and straight from the heart that it must have brought to the recipient a pleasure that will linger many years. For fourteen years the Right Rev John E. Fitzmaurice has held the highest ecclesiastical office in the diocese of Erie, and these years have been seasons of progress and activity, of high aims and splendid achievements. The diocese has marched steadily forward each year, seeing new work accomplished, new burdens added to those already borne, new plans for developing and expanding the very effective work done week by week month by month, and year by year. In every work that has, meant betterment  of the conditions in his diocese or for the community. Bishop Fitzmaurice has lent his influence and his means. "With a breadth of vision that saw not alone the good of the moment, but the need of the future he studied the problems that confronted him in the years of heavy work that have passed, and when his decision in each matter was readied it was found to be a just one an able one, and one that built for time to come as well as giving encouragement to the workers of the present. Bishop Fitzmaurice came a stranger to his people, and his fourteen years with them as bishop and religious leader have taught them his fine worth, his great ability, his kindliness, his firmness and the great nobility of his character. It is with a sincere appreciation of his gifts, and his works, that his people united in making the Golden Jubilee of his ordination the greatest event in his life, a celebration that will remain in the memory of all as a very great and a very wonderful occasion and will bring to him whom they honour the message of Joy—loyalty and affection. The Right Rev John E. Fitzmaurice, Erie's fourth bishop, was born in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, Ireland, in February, 1837, and is one of four brothers who have devoted their lives to the service of the Master in His Church. At the age of 15 he entered a law office in Dublin, and four years pursued his studios in the law. In 1839 he came to this country, and giving up the profession he had chosen, listened to a higher call to the priesthood. Ordained Dec 22 1862.

 

(See Paper for much more on Bishop Fitzmaurice)

 

 

 

Kerry Evening Star 1902-1914, Thursday, August 07, 1913; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

GIFTED YOUNG PRIEST DEAD REV. THOMAS F. TROY PASSES AWAY.

 

(From The "New World," Chicago).

 

 

 

When the death of Rev. Thomas F. Troy, assistant pastor of Our Lady of the  Angels, was announced last week it brought genuine sorrow to the hearts of the host of friends who loved and admired  him for his many splendid qualities of head and heart:  A scholar, a poet, a linguist, a  historian, and above ail, true priest of God, of high, pure and lovable character, he was a man whose career  was unfolding before him with great promise and whose  death is a distinct loss to the archdiocese .Father Troy was a literary man of rare ability and attainment,  and it may be mentioned in passing that when seized by the illness that proved fatal he was preparing a series of classical stories for children for The New World.  We have some of his original poetry which we may publish at a later date. Being of a retiring disposition, the many high, scholarly  and literary attainments of  Father Troy were known only to those friends who were, very close to him, He was a great book lover, and notwithstanding his other duties and occupations—he found time to collect rare books from all over the world.

 

 

 

Father Troy was born thirty nine years ago in Listowel, Kerry County, Ireland, and went to St. Michael's. College near his native place. He afterwards went to All  Hallows College, and then, having come  to this country, to St. Mary's Seminary Baltimore, he made a very brilliant theological course at St. Mary's, and was made a Bachelor of Theology at the end of his studies.

 

 

 

After his ordination he was temporally  appointed assistant at St. Patrick's, Chicago, after which he was assigned to St. James, his first permanent appointment, where he remained for eight years. While there he showed rare genius for organization, and the results of his work! Remain to this day, evidenced by the affection and regard in which his memory is cherished by the people of that parish. For the last eight years he had been at Our Lady of Angels Church, and here, too, he had won his way into the hearts of all. Father Troy took sick three weeks ago Wednesday. At the time that this occurred he had just had the happy  experience of seeing his younger brother admitted into the holy priesthood. There were three brother's in holy orders, and on one occasion was witnessed the edifying sight of three brothers priests, officiating on the same altar at the same time.

 

 

 

Closely following this happy event, Father Troy was taken ill with pneumonia, and he died on Friday,  July 4th, his death was like his life , The last words he uttered in his delirium, was a sermon on Christian love. Father Trey was consoled during his last illness by a visit from His Grace the Archbishop.

 

The funeral services were held on Monday from Our Lady of Angels Church. The Mass was celebrated by His Grace, Most Rev. Archbishop Quigley, the assistant priest being Msgr. Flavin, V.G., rector of the Cathedral Des Moines. The deacon was Rev J A Quinn, pastor of Holy Angels Church, Aurora, who had been associated with Father Troy for eight years at St. James. The Sub-deacon was Rev William Cahill a lifelong friend of deceased. The deacons of honour were Revs. Joseph Reilly and Peter Shrewbridge. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Thomas V Shannon. (Break)

 

 

 

INTERESTING CEREMONIAL AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS. On Sunday, June 22, an impressive and perhaps somewhat unusual ceremony was witnessed by the congregation of Our Lady of Angels Church it was on the occasion of a Solemn High Mass in which the three priests officiating were brothers and which was rendered all the more impressive  by the fact that the celebrant was saying his first Mass. Rev. John J Troy, the newly ordained priest, was celebrant, Rev. Thomas F. Troy, assistant at Our Lady of Angels, was deacon, and Rev. James J. Troy, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Lenox, la., was-sub-deacon.  Rev. Jas. A Hynes, the esteemed pastor of Our Lady of Angels Church, was assistant priest. Rev. Michael Enright of Springfield Ill., was master of ceremonies.

 

 

 

Rev. John. J. Troy was ordained June 17, at St. Mary's Seminary, Baltimore, Md., and came to Chicago before leaving to visit his parents in Ireland in order that he might have an opportunity of offering his first Mass as a Solemn High Mass with his brothers as deacon and sub-deacon. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Thomas B. Shannon, pastor of St. Francis Xavier's Church, Wilmette. Ills. At the end of the Mass the Rev. James Hynes, pastor of Our Lady of Angels, also made an address.

 

 

 

Glin Castle Video

 

 https://youtu.be/9LZ6HvGDEyg

 

 

 

Rambling House Knockanure

 

https://youtu.be/vV_wSI_N7hs

 

 

 

We are delighted to share with you extracts from the 18th interview in the "Telling Our Story" series, in which Uainín Clarke SSL conducted an interview with the Juilly Community - Elizabeth Beirne SSL, Anne Killeen SSL, Deirdre O’Hanlon SSL, Clare Ryan SSL - on December 1, 2016, before the transfer of the trusteeship

 

http://sistersofstlouis.newsweaver.com/Newsletter/1sni176mlwndxav81nwt7w?email=true&a=1&p=53699590&t=19890255

 

 

 

2018 August 1 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

PARTY: Many are still talking about the parish party and entertainment on Sunday 22nd of July. Young and old were in attendance, plenty of food, singers, dancers, recitation and music supplied on a beautiful sunny day. Only for the football many would be happy to stay on longer and renew acquaintances. Thanks to all who worked in the background and the caterers and Fr. Kevin P.P. who was the guiding force behind the event. With two famous cups on display, it encourager many to have their picture taken with them. The day began with a piper leading to open air mass.

 

GRAVEYARD MEETING:  On Monday 30th July at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  All welcome.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES - Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm ; 

 

Tuesday 7th August Knockanure at 8pm and Wednesday 8th August Murhur  at 8pm.

 

ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Listowel Friday (3rd August). Usual masses at 10.30am.The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.  

 

WALK in Lyreacrompane, this year the Dan Paddy Andy Festival 5K/10K Walk/Run is in aid of the Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland - takes place on Sunday morning, August 5th starting at 11am at the Festival Marquee. This is our 21st Festival. If you have any questions you can give me a call on 0872853570, Joe Harrington.

 

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.

 

LAND and crops that were on the point of withering, have received a new lease of life following the recent rain. Blackcurrants were small and the birds gave them a quick clearing, apples appear to be good and the first are edable.   

 

DEATH has occurred of Nora Moore (née Flaherty), Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, And formerly of Tubertooreen, Moyvane. Nora died at her home in her 98th year on the 22nd of July, 2018 surrounded by her family. Wife of the late Jimmy and mother of the late Willie (Oughterard, Co. Galway). Survived by her sons Mike (Kilmorna), Ned and James (Tralee), Tom (New York), Kathleen (Newcastle West), and Margaret (Knockanure), sister Cathy Scannell (Bunagara, Listowel), sons-in-law Neilus and Morgan, daughters-in-law Evelyn, Mary, Lily, and Chris, her 14 grandchildren, her 11 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Removal from her residence on Wednesday morning, the 25th of July for 12 noon Requiem Mass at the Corpus Christi Church, Celebrated by Fr. Kevin, P.P., assisted by Fr. Brendan Knockanure. Burial afterwards in the old cemetery, Knockanure.

 

DEATH took place on 19th July 2018 of Tom O'Sullivan, Bunagara, Listowel. Pre-deceased by his wife Christina, survived by his son Eugene, brother Tony, daughter-in-law Jane, sisters-in-law Evelyn, Margaret and Nora, nephews and nieces. Removal from his home on Tuesday arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.30am in St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in Lisselton Cemetery.

 

DEATH has taken place of Margaret Horgan (née Brosnan), New Road, Killarney, and formerly of Kilmorna, Listowel, on 19th July 2018 at Our Lady Of Lourdes Care Facility, Kilcummin. Margaret wife of the late John and mother of Carol, Olive, Catherine, Christina and Paula,  missed by her family, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives, friends and the staff and residents at Our Lady of Lourdes Care Facility. Following requiem Mass at St Mary's Cathedral, Killarney on Monday morning, Margaret Horgan was laid to rest at Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

 

Death of Bridget Collins (nee Dore), (Tullig South, Templeglantine, on July 20th. 2018.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Ellen McManus, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, Michael O’Keeffe, Margaret Finucane, John P Walsh, John Purtill, Mary O’Connor, Betty Griffin, Sr. Benedict Cotter, Mass Moyvane-  Fri

 

3rd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel (Anni); Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel and Sun 5th at 11.00am for Parishioners. Mass Knockanure -Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy, Knockanure and Sun 5th at 10.00am for Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh & deceased family members.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the Moyvane u14 team who won the North Kerry Division 1 League recently.

 

LOTTO@ Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9100 jackpot Friday 27th July. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 4, and 25.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Patsy Meehan, c/o Gould’s Shop; 2. Anna Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane; 3. Eileen Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna; 4. Kelly McHugh, Killmallock, and 5. Eamon Sexton, Upper Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 3rd August with jackpot up to €9,200.

 

SEISIÚN:  The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm.

 

TARBERT HOUSE: is now open for visitors and will remain open until August 31. The house is open Monday –Saturday, book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198. Tarbert Lighthouse had an open day on 21st July, it was built in 1834, and its light can be seen for 13 miles.

 

DAN PADDY ANDY FESTIVAL:  The 21st annual festival starts in Lyreacrompane on Friday August 3 with a ceili and continues all weekend with a dog show, a magic party for the youngsters, a run/walk for Enable Ireland and Tea in the Bog on Bank Holiday Monday.  More information on bands in the Marquee etc from 087 2853570.

 

OYSTER Festival in Ballylongford from August 3rd to 5th.

 

SEAN McCARTHY weekend 2nd to 6th August.

 

POPE: They have been chosen to attend the Pope’s mass in Dublin in the Pro-Cathedral; Jane Stackpoole who married Michael Guinane in Athea recently, and Miriam Langan of Glenagragra who will be getting married in September to Pa Brouder.

 

WALK: Joe Ahern, Glenagore, Athea is repeating his walk from Ardagh to Listowel for Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Saturday August 11. It will commence at 9am from Ardagh Church, and from 12 noon there will be a 3 mile loop of Athea, followed by refreshments, before continuing on to Listowel. Joe can be contacted on 086-8155614.

 

GRAVEYARD  Masses:  Reilig Mhichíl – Wed. 1st Aug. 7pm; Lislaughtin – Fri. 3rd Aug. 7pm; Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

 

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY -  Árd Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG and Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG are delighted to announce the development of a new purpose build Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre for North Kerry.  When the centre is completed all Alzheimer’s services currently running from Listowel Family Resource centre will transfer to Árd Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG. Árd Chúram and Listowel Family Resource Centre appreciate all support from the community for this initiative and its fundraising efforts. All funds raised will be directed to Árd Chúram to assist with construction costs for this dedicated purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre, which will be located on the hospital grounds, Greenville, Listowel. For further information contact Árd Chúram on 068 – 22986.

 

15TH AUGUST COMMEMORATION  - To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Shannon Drowning of 1893, Tarbert Historical Society will stage a living history enactment of the tragic event in the green area at the Bridewell. This will involve the participation of boys and girls from Tarbert National School and will take place on Wed. 15th Aug. at 7pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the newly designed Memorial Plaza. Officials from Kerry County Council and Councillors will attend.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Monday, August 13 – 19.  . Information/booking contact: Helen – 086 1678027 .

 

KNOCK SHRINE Visit of Briege McKenna on Monday 6th August, coach departs the Square, |Listowel at 8.00am., contact O’Shea’s at 066-7180123.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thurs 2nd  DONAL CLANCY

 

The son of the world renowned singer, Liam, Donal keeps The Clancy Brothers tradition alive with his solo performances – “Folk singing at its best”.

 

 Fri 3rd  SUMMER THEATRIX

 

Summer school children’s/youth theatre performance directed by Jo Jordan.

 

Sat 4th  - Wed 15th      THE ARTISTS CHOICE

 

A joint exhibition by North Kerry Artists (and colourful spirits) Adrian Everson and Viveca Amato.  The works feature a wide range of media and techniques used to express their creativity and imagination. Opening Saturday 4thAugust at 8pm, with introduction by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. All welcome. 

 

 Thurs 9th THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798

 

Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan and Kilkenomics presents an audio-visual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever.

 

ST PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy from September 21-28, which will include two  nights  in  Assissi,  three  nights  in  San  Giovanni Rotondo  and  two  nights  in  Rome.  For more information or to obtain a booking form contact Fr. Pat on 087 6709491.

 

ARDAGH: are holding three events during August which should be of interest to members of the public. First up is the Unveiling of the Bishop Lacy Stone at Ardagh Graveyard Mass at the Millennium Altar and Pattern at St Molua’s Well on Friday August 3 from 6.30pm. This will be followed by a talk by Dr Salvador Michael Ryan of Maynooth in the Community Centre. On Sunday August 5 a 12k walk from Bishop Lacy’s birthplace Dromada, Athea to Ardagh Community Centre will be held. A bus will ferry the people from Ardagh at 12 noon to the start, and the route will take in the Booster Station Rooska, Ballyine, Old Mill Dunganville, and Ardagh. On Thursday August 23 a talk by Dr Bill O’Brien U.C.C. will be held in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. The title is Ballylin Hill Fort the Bronze Age Capital of Limerick and it will be followed by tea and cake. This event is in association with Heritage week.

 

LEGION OF MARY:  This year’s Catholic Young Adult Conference will be held on 1st/2nd September in All Hallows, Dublin.  This conference is organised by the Legion of Mary where a large number of young adults attend.  The Diocese are sponsoring two young adults aged between 20-40 to go to the conference.  They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have good will towards the Church.  Anyone wishing to attend this conference please contact Helen Moynihan at the Diocesan Office 064/6631168.  

 

LOUGH DERG 2018: You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport telephone Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518). info@loughderg.org

 

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY:  Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day's outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O'Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE LOURDES 160th Anniversary. Led by Bishop Ray Browne. Theme: “Do whatever He tells you” September 2nd – 7th 2018 (including return visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Betharram, St. Michael Garicoits  & the Well of St. Roch Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers) Flights Ex Kerry Airport. Contact Janice on 064 77 58219.

 

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

 

ACCORD Offers an affordable professional counselling service with qualified counsellors in a confidential, caring and safe  environment. The Centre offers one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, separation support, psychosexual counselling, fertility awareness and natural family

 

planning service. ‘If you can’t talk to each other, try talking to us.  Contact ACCORD Tralee at 066

 

-7122280.

 

JIGSAW KERRY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Jigsaw offers a youth-friendly, free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25,  where  qualified  mental  health  professionals work alongside young people, and their families, to address mild to moderate mental health concerns. To contact us please phone 066 7186785 or email us on Kerry@jigsaw.ie . If you are under 18 you will require parental/guardian consent to attend, it is very important to note that Jigsaw Kerry is not an emergency service.

 

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP:  Annual Faith Camp takes place at St. Mary’s Boys N.S. from Tuesday, August 7 - Friday, August 10 and runs each day from 10 – 3pm.  It includes; Sport, Drama, Faith Lessons, Music, Art and plenty of fun.  All children must be registered by Tuesday, July 31 with registration taking place this Wednesday from 8pm at the school. First child €40 with subsequent children €25 each.   Further information from Martina 087 2788834.  Donations of food will be gratefully accepted.

 

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes.   The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services.  West Limerick Resources is now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone is available. All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and training will also be made available.  If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you so call Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

 

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA:  Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment.   The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s.

 

 

 

GALWAY RACES

 

Race days and times

 

 Monday 30 July - Opening Day:  Gather Your Tribe

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:20pm, 7 races, last race at 8:40pm   

 

  Tuesday 31 July -  Sports and Social Day - Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:20pm, 7 races, last race at 8:40pm  

 

  Wednesday 1 August - Galway Plate Day:

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:10pm, 7 races, last race at 8:30pm

 

    Note:  this is an evening meeting, for the first time.

 

    Thursday 2 August - Ladies Day:

 

    Gates open at 11am, first race at  1:40pm, 8 races, last race at 5:50pm  

 

    Friday 3 August - Friday's Most Stylish:

 

    Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at  5:10pm, 7 races, last race at 8:25pm   

 

    Saturday 5 August -Super Saturday  / Family day

 

    Gates open at 11:30am, first race at 2pm, 8 races, last race at 5:55pm   

 

  Sunday 5August - Mad Hatters Day / Family day -

 

    Gates open at 11:30am, first race at 2:15pm, 8 races, last race at 6pm

 

 

 

TRIP: Great Southern Trail day trip to West Cork. Continuing with our visits to Greenways and old railway walkways we will set out on Saturday 1st September at 8.30a.m. from the Market Yard, Newcastle West for West Cork. Book with Pat Condon, 06962344 (5-6pm only) Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West.

 

SPACE: Akron, OH - The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plans to test tire components in space as part of a project in the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

 

REEK: Annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage took place on Sunday 29 July on Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick.

 

UNIVERSITIES: The General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities took  place for the first time recently at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on the theme ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’. More than 200 university presidents, vice- presidents and international development officers to the College, as well as Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, gathered in Maynooth to participate in the assembly.

 

LOCAL PRIESTS

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, May 25, 1895; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Ordination at St Patrick’s Cathedral Aukland. NZ Herald of April 1st has report on following;

 

Holy Orders were conferred on the Rev Francis Buckley, who was ordained priest by the Right Rev Dr Luck, O.S.B. Bishop of Auckland, on Saturday morning, at 8 o'clock, at St Patrick's Cathedral. The solemn and imposing ceremony was witnessed by a large and respectable congregation. After his ordination the Rev. Father Buckley gave his blessing to a large number of the congregation.

 

(Break)

 

Rev Francis Buckley is eldest son of Mr Jeremiah Buckley, Main-street, Listowel, and brother of the late Rev John Buckley, B. A., of Parramatta, Sydney, N.S.W

 

 

 

Kerry Weekly Reporter 4 Dec. 1897

 

Ordination of Rev Thomas Troy on 13th Nov., by his Grace the Archbishop in the Cathedral of the Holy Name, Chicago. Fr. Troy native of Listowel, educated at St Michael’s Listowel and entered All Hollows in 1891 and went to St Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore in 1894. He completed his studies aged 23 years and was too young to be ordained. First Mass at Church of the Visitation where his bosom friend Fr. R. J. Murphy is assistant pastor, sermon was by Fr. Alyward. He was appointed to St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago. (see paper for full details)

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Monday, August 21, 1939; Page: 11

 

DEATH OF U.S. PRIEST ON HOLIDAY PROPHETIC FAREWELL

 

Strangely prophetic words of farewell were spoken at Mass in Doon, Co Kerry, on Sunday last week by Rev. P J. Dalton. C.S.C., Indiana, U.S.A., who died suddenly at Ballybunion on Saturday. Father Dalton, in a farewell address to the congregation, which included many of his old schoolmates, said that would probably be his last Mass in Doon Church, of which he was so fond, because he would shortly return to America. Father Dalton left Ballybunion on Saturday by bus for Listowel and when  about two miles from Ballybunion felt ill and left the bus with a friend. A car going in the direction of Ballybunion picked them up. A few minutes after arriving there he collapsed and died. Father Dalton. who was home on holidays, was 68 ? and was ordained 4o years ago at Holy Cross College. Notre Dame, Indiana He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dalton, Rahavannig, Ballybunion, and brother of Mrs. Kissane and Mrs. Stack, Ballyconny, Co. Kerry. At an inquest at Ballybunion held by Dr . J. Maguire a verdict of death from heart, failure was returned.

 

William Chawke (son of Martin Chawke & Mary O’Shea), b 1883, joined the priesthood and died in the U.S.A. Father Chawke was born in Granagh, Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland on December 14, 1883. He studied at the National School, Granagh; St. Michael’s College, Listowel; and St. Patrick’s College, Carlow where he was ordained on June 13, 1909. Father William Chawke was attached to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and may have died on August 10th 1936.

 

Son of Martin Chawke and Mary O’Shea, they had four sons and one daughter.

 

 

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY: Open air Mass at 12noon in the Presbytery grounds on Sunday 22nd. July 2018. It is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted.  After the Mass, many shared in the BBQ and enjoyed the music, singing and dancing. 

 

 

 

Parish Day Moyvane Knockanure July 2018

 

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Knockanure Moyvane Parish Day 2018

 

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Street Entertainment at Foynes Air Show 2018

 

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Prayer

 

Today dear Lord I may forget you.

 

Please do not forget me.

 

Jesus and Mary I always pray,

 

ever be with me on my way.

 

 

 

Lord, help me to remember that nothing

 

is going to happen in my life today,

 

that you and I won’t handle together.

 

 

 

KNIGHT of GLIN

 

The first art gallery built in Britain or Ireland reopened to the public in Dublin in June. The exhibition space at the City Assembly House on South William Street in Dublin was built in 1766 and has been completely renovated to modern art gallery standards. The City Assembly House was once the Dublin Civic Museum and, after lying vacant for ten years became the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in 2013. This latest renovation phase involves the unveiling of an octagonal art gallery, built by the Society of Artists in Ireland in 1766, as the first purpose-built exhibition space in Britain and Ireland. It is now known as the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room.

 

 

 

The video below is of Glin Castle Gardens described by Catherine FitzGerald, Madam Olda FitzGerald and Tom Wall. Tom Wall will lead the garden tours for the Glin Castle Open Day on 29/7/18. His knowledge and passion guarantee a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the gardens he has spent most of his life developing and perfecting.

 

This video was created by http://www.nowness.com

 

 

 

Late News 25 July 2015

Hi Everyone, Just to let ye all know that it’s Walk/Run time in Lyreacrompane once again.  This year the Dan Paddy Andy Festival 5K/10K Walk/Run is in aid of the Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland -  a very worthy cause.  It takes place on Sunday morning, August 5th starting at 11am at the Festival Marquee. This is our 21st Festival and we are hoping for a large turnout for the Walk/Run. We were hoping you might help in some way… If you can take part please do.  We would be delighted to see you. If you have any questions you can give me a call on 0872853570. Thanks Joe Harrington

 

 

 

VISIT Glendalough on 26th of July 2018, details from 086 8380 406.

 

 

 

DEATH has occurred of Nora Moore (née Flaherty), Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, And formerly of Tubertooreen, Moyvane. Nora died at her home in her 98th year on the 22nd of July, 2018 surrounded by her family. Wife of the late Jimmy and mother of the late Willie (Oughterard, Co. Galway). Survived by her sons Mike (Kilmorna), Ned and James (Tralee), Tom (New York), Kathleen (Newcastle West), and Margaret (Knockanure), sister Cathy Scannell (Bunagara, Listowel), sons-in-law Neilus and Morgan, daughters-in-law Evelyn, Mary, Lily, and Chris, her 14 grandchildren, her 11 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Removal from her residence on Wednesday morning, the 25th of July for 12 noon Requiem Mass at the Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure. Burial afterwards in the old cemetery, Knockanure.

 

DEATH took place on 19th July 2018 of Tom O'Sullivan, Bunagara, Listowel. Pre-deceased by his wife Christina, survived by his son Eugene, brother Tony, daughter-in-law Jane, sisters-in-law Evelyn, Margaret and Nora, nephews and nieces. Removal from his home on Tuesday arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.30am in St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in Lisselton Cemetery.

 

 

 

 

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY: Open air Mass at 12noon in the Presbytery grounds on Sunday 22nd. July 2018. It is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted.  After the Mass, share in the BBQ and enjoy the music, singing and dancing. 

 

 

 

Parish Day Moyvane Knockanure July 2018

 

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Knockanure Moyvane Parish Day 2018

 

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Paddy Kennelly says Meath’s strong finish to the National Football League can drive them forward in the Championship Apr 1, 2018

 

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2018 July 25 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

SENIOR CITIZENS: Wish to thank all who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate collection. The amount collected came to €815.

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 27th July at 10am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE:  at Seanchai, Listowel on Thursday, July 26 at 9.15pm.

 

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.

 

AWARD: Cara Trant and members of the board of The Seanchaí travelled to Kilkenny recently to receive the award of full museum status for Listowel's Writers' Centre.

 

POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK  is on Sunday 26th August.   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. 

 

DEATH has occurred of Fr. William Buckley, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Munich, Germany and formerly of Derry, Listowel. Died 19th July 2018, Predeceased by his sisters Sheila and Betty, Survived by his brothers Bobby and Tim, sisters Peggie, Josie and Mary, sisters-in-law Mary and Phyl, brothers-in-law Micky and Sean, nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and  grandnephews. Requiem Mass on Saturday was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, and burial afterwards In St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

 

DEATHS have taken place of Hannah Ferguson (Née Enright) of London and late of No.6 “New Houses” Moyvane, and also the death of her daughter Bridget who also passed away in recent times. Hannah and Bridget are both predeceased respectively by their late husband and Father Pat, Sister and Aunt Bridie, Brothers and Uncles, Dan, Johnny and Billy R.I.P. Hannah and her daughter Bridget are mourned by their son and brother Patrick, daughter’s and sister’s Maureen and Michelle, daughter –in-law, Bridgets son Ryan, grandchildren, regretted by their loving sisters and aunts, Margaret Mason (Kilgarvan, Ballydonoghue), Mary Kelliher (Lartigue Village, Listowel), brothers and uncles Patrick (Killaloe), Denis (Kilcummin) and Joe (Lyreacrompane), sisters in law Eileen, Mary and Ann, brothers in law Tom, Michael & Mossie, nephews, and  nieces. As both Funerals took place in London in recent times, both of their ashes are now been brought home for committal with Hannah’s late parents and Bridget's grandparents Bridget and John.

 

Reception of Hannah and Bridget’s ashes received into the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane, on Saturday morning July 21st 2018 for a special Mass at 11am. Interment of ashes immediately afterwards at Ahavoher Cemetery Moyvane.

 

DEATH occurred on 14th July 2018 of Nora (Ciss) Dore (née Halpin) of No 1 New Houses, Moyvane.

 

wife of the late Michael and mother of the late John, Mike and Kathleen. sadly missed by her son Jeremiah, daughters Hannah, Mag, Noreen, Mary, Breda & Teresa, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister in law Eileen Halpin, brother in law Tom Foley, nieces, nephews, sons in law, and  daughters in law. Requiem Mass for Ciss Dore was celebrated at The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Wednesday 18th July. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen King, Peg McCarthy, Tom Lynch, Ellie Scanlon, Maurice Stack, Margaret Twohig, John Broderick, Fr. Denis Dwyer, Mary Holly, Eileen Hegarty, Catriona O’Connor, Jer Mulvihill, Anna Maria Houlihan, Benny Collins, Paddy Kennelly, Sr. Dympna O’Driscoll, Michael O’Connor, Bridie Stackpoole. Mass Moyvane-Tues 24th at 7.30pm for Dora & Mossie Aherne, Kilbaha ;Wed 25th at  7.30pm for Jeremiah Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Deceased of the Mulvihill & Connolly Families; Sat  28th  at  7.30pm for Denis Corridan, Murhur and Sun 29th at  11.00am for                Patrick O’Driscoll, Farranree. Mass Knockanure- Sun 29th at 10.00am for Edward Carmody, Knockanure & his parents Mary & Jack.

 

 

 

FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES: Each parish will receive 10 tickets to Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August.  If interested please contact parish secretary. Ticket holders are responsible for their own transport arrangements.  This is a free event.

 

GRAVEYARD: Mass at Holy Cross Graveyard Athea 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.

 

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY Mass on Sunday 22nd July.  It was an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted.  Followed by the BBQ, music, singing and dancing.

 

GLIN CASTLE and Gardens will be open for guided tours on Sunday, July 29th. Gates will open at 12 noon.

 

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

 

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

 

AGM of Newtownsandes Creamery will be held on 10th August 2018 at the Marian Hall Moyvane.

 

BEST WISHES to P J Dillon who recently received an Emmy nomination, he has many relations in the district.

 

REMEMBERED: J B Keane and the Stack Family were commemorated in Listowel last weekend.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Con Sullivan of Athea on his 60th birthday.

 

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY:  Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day's outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O'Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

 

PILGRIMS: Thirteen young pilgrims returned home recently from the diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé in France The pilgrimage took place from July 1st to July 8th. Over 2,000 pilgrims between the ages of 16 to 35 attended.  There was a special meeting of Muslims and Christians from the Thursday to the Saturday.  The young people found the experience of prayer and worship at Taizé very special.

 

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral Killarney at 6.15 p.m. on Tuesday 21st August.  Choir of over 100 from all parishes will attend. All welcome.

 

DAY 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.

 

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Boys School, Abbeyfeale, August 7th—10th from 9.30am to 3pm each day. Activities include, sports, art,  drama,  music  and faith lessons. Minimum age 5 years. Cost €40 for the first child and €25 for each subsequent child. Text 087 2788834 for further information. 

 

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE: for the visit of Sister Briege  McKenna,  Monday  August  6th.  Leaving Tralee at 7.30am. Contact O’Sheas’ on 066 7180123 for further information.

 

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes.   The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services.  West Limerick Resources is now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone is available. All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and training will also be made available.  If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you by calling Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

 

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

 

PRAYER: A Time of Prayer and Recollection will take place every Friday at 3pm starting 20th July at Our Lady’s Grotto and adjoining Gairdin Mhuire in Ballyheigue and the Divine Mercy Chapel followed by the Rosary and personal prayers. All most warmly welcome.

 

HERITAGE EVENT IN THE PLANNING:  The Spirit of Abbeyfeale is there to provide people with a rewarding experience and a chance to share with others in our homeland heritage. This exciting start-up process is being put together now. The end product will be presented later on, at a time to be decided, here in Abbeyfeale. We aim to make Abbeyfeale a better place. Jim Dennison says, we warmly welcome people of all ages, free to enjoy our folklore, music, song, dance, mythology, stage skills and storytelling in a new top quality event. People are invited to discover, explore and greatly enjoy the “Spirit of Abbeyfeale”  Being involved gives people the opportunity to express their own views, participate in decision making and in heritage activities. To find out more, or to be in and be involved, making contact is easy, at this time through the heritage sub committee, Abbeyfeale Community Council.

 

BACK2NEW FURNITURE POP UP SHOP NOW OPEN!  Re-designed and re-imagined furniture available. Now open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am-4.30pm at Market Place (previously Citizens Information), Market Yard, Newcastle West.

 

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

 

CONFERENCE: Catholic Women's Conference Fri 27th July and Humanae Vitae Conference 28th & 29th July (for everyone) in the Emmaus Retreat Centre Swords, Co. Dublin (close to M1 & Airport). For Bookings and more info please contact: Human Life International, Knock Tel: 094 9375993 - www.humanlife.ie  Email: mail@humanlife.ie

 

YOUTH 2000—CATHOLIC  SUMMER  YOUTH FESTIVAL:  Cistercian  College,  Mount  St.  Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. August 16

 

th—19th.  A weekend of Fun, Faith and Friendship for 16 to 35 year olds.  Live  music,  prayer  and  reconciliation, inspiring talks, workshops, drama and a chance to meet new friends. Donation only and free buses.  To book your place or for more information contact office@youth2000.ie, phone 01 675 3690 or visit www.youth2000.ie

 

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: Flexible and Accessible Courses. Attend Saturday

 

lectures in Tallaght or online from the comfort of your  own  home  and  build  modules  towards  a

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology. Application deadline September 25th. Call 01 404 8124 or visit www.prioryinstitute.com.

 

COMMUNITY ALERT:  There is a new campaign on staying safe on the Internet.  Its http://www.gov.ie go to the search box and write in Be Safe Online.

 

ST PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ASSISI: on the 50th Anniversary of the death of St. Pio, with the Killarney St Pio Prayer Group September 21-27. For more information visit www.marian.ie or contact Group organiser Michael Clifford on 085 1309835 or email michaeldgclifford@gmail.com. 

 

POPE in 1979: Irish Examiner 1841-current, Sunday, September 30, 1979; Page: 4

 

Dublin Airport yesterday.

 

Pope John Paul II's red cape blew across his face as he lay full length on the tarmac , immediately after leaving the aircraft St; Patrick.

 

 

 

But the smiling Pope quickly set a tone of informality amidst all the pomp of the  arrival ceremony. He moved among the crowd and met and shook hands with as many people as possible. The man's Immense charisma asserted itself right from the start as he went among the flock; many of them in tears. It was an emotional arrival, the first of many emotional moments on his Irish visit. You could have heard a pin drop as he paused before his opening address at the airport, as 12,000 people, dignitaries of Church and State and 800 journalists from all around the world held, their breath in unison while waiting to hear what the Pope had to say.

 

 

 

Pope John Paul said - that he came as a servant of Jesus Christ, a herald of his Gospel of justice and love, as Bishop of Rome and as Successor of the Apostle Peter. "And in the words of Peter I offer you the greeting of my heart; 'Peace to all of you who are in Christ".

 

 

 

It was, he said, with immense joy and profound gratitude to the Most Holy Trinity that he set foot on Irish soil. He deeply appreciated the welcome of His Excellency, the President of Ireland who, as the representative of all upright citizens, had extended to him the warm hospitality of this land.

 

 

 

"I am grateful moreover to my Brothers in the Episcopate who are here to greet me in the name of the whole church in Ireland that I love so much. I am very happy to walk among you — in the footsteps of Saint Patrick and in the path of the Gospel that he left you as a great heritage — being convinced that Christ; is here; 'Christ before me, Christ behind me. Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me'.

 

 

 

The Pope did not let the occasion pass without expressing his esteem for the Christian ' traditions of Ireland and the gratitude of the Catholic Church for the glorious; contribution made by Ireland over the centuries to the spreading of the Faith, and sent his greetings to all the Irish throughout the world. "And as I invoke God's blessings on Ireland I commend all her people to the prayers of our Blessed Lady, to the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus and Queen of Peace under whose patronage I place my pastoral visit". “Praised be Jesus Christ".

 

 

 

The Pope walked along from the Aer Lingus Jumbo Jet at 10 a.m. and then walked into the arms and hearts of the Irish people. An electric shock of emotion ran through the crowd as the Pontiff moved down the steps. On his chest hung the Cross of St. Peter, its gold chain glinting in the sunlight.

 

 

 

 

 

He was presented with flowers by two nine year old Dublin children before meeting the front line of the official greeting party. He had earlier been welcomed inside the plane by the Primate, Cardinal O Fiaich and the Papal Nuncio, Dr. Alibrandi.

 

 

 

The greeting party was composed of the President, Dr. Hillery, the Taoiseach, Mr. Lynch, the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Dermot Ryan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Michael O'Kennedy, the Army Chief of Staff, Lt. General Carl O'Sullivan and the General Officer Commanding, Eastern Command, Brig. General Martin O'Brien.

 

(Break)

 

 

 

Cardinal O Fiaich, in a welcome in Irish, English and Polish said that the visit would serve to confirm Our faith and said "you come as a messenger of peace to a troubled land". He also saluted the heroism of the Polish people in the face of adversity and the courageous struggle of the Polish church under the unflinching leadership of Cardinal Wysynski. The 112th successor to St. Patrick wished the 263rd. successor to St. Peter a sincere welcome.

 

(Break)

 

 

 

TOURISM: An example is the case of British Rail. They had planned to carry some 40,000 people from Britain and now say they will be lucky to carry about 6,000 on their various services into Dunlaoghaire and Rosslare.

 

B +1 Line have failed to fill their normal services and Aer  Lingus and other airlines have lost heavily on their commitment to attracting Home 20,000 people from Britain into Ireland.

 

British Rail say that originally 124 coach-loads of people were booked from Britain but only 30 coaches were subsequently confirmed. In fact, the sailing yesterday had 12 coach loads booked but only three turned up. Travel chiefs say that the Mountbatten murder and over-estimation of the numbers who may travel has caused this major downturn in tourism traffic. It now seems that even the revised figure of 50,000 visitors is optimistic although the areas which the Pope visits are experiencing money-spinning periods; from home visitors who have packed into the towns up to 48 hours before the Pope's arrival.

 

 

 

ABBEYFEALE: The opening sequence for this episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ features a number of the inhabitants of Abbeyfeale in County Limerick. This mute footage focuses on the main road through the town,

 

https://www.rte.ie/archives/category/lifestyle/2017/0919/905882-abbeyfeale-county-limerick/

 

 

 

COSMIC EGG; Fr Georges Lemaître was professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven and proposed a theory that said the universe was constantly expanding from a single first point. He named this the “hypothesis of the primeval atom”, or the “Cosmic Egg”.

 

http://catholicherald.co.uk/news/2018/07/17/google-celebrates-priest-who-proposed-big-bang-theory/

 

 

 

This book by Listowel native, Vincent Carmody, is an account of life in a prosperous market town from the years 1850 to 1950. The town in question is Listowel, Co. Kerry, but it could be any town at that time. This is a valuable social history, full of information, gossip and anecdotes, amply illustrated with old billheads and photographs. You will see here handwritten receipts, gentle requests for payment to recalcitrant debtors and rare posters, flyers and other assorted memorabilia from that slower age.

 

https://theirishinamerica.com/tag/listowel/page/1/

 

 

 

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