2018 February 21 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

FOOTBALL: Moyvane LGFA, Ladies football registration for all ages from under 8 up to under 16 will be held on Sunday February 25th after 11am mass in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. New Members welcome.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on 20th Feb. commencing at 7.30pm. The witness will be given by Mike O’Mahony of Ardfert.

 

PARISH RETREAT: An evening of prayer and reconciliation for the Parish will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday March 6th at 7.30pm.  Free bus will be available from Moyvane Church car park, leaving at 6.45pm.  Parishioners are free to make their own way there if they so wish.  To book contact Julia on 49401 or Nodie on 49352 or Bridie on 49103 regardless of how you will be travelling. 

 

CONFIRMATION:  We wish the 38 candidates, their families and their teachers who have helped with their preparation every blessing for their big day this Friday with Bishop Ray. Mass starts at 11am. 

 

MISSION Duagh/Lyre Saturday 24th February - Friday 2nd March 2018. This mission will be conducted by the Redemptorist Mission Team.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS:  would like thank you for the continued support of their Christmas Collections which is greatly appreciated.  Moyvane €1,139.05 and Knockanure €472.54. Recruitment night 21st Feb at 7.30pm in Moyderwell Office.

 

WRITERS’ WEEK closing date for competitions 1st March 2018.

 

ART Competition, the 64th Texaco Children’s Art Awards, closing date 28 Feb. 2018.

 

GAS information at Arms Hotel on 22 Feb. from 2 to 8pm.

 

DEFIBRILLATOR meeting in Moyvane 20th Feb. at 8pm in Marian Hall.

 

LENT; we have the Lenten Mass in Moyvane on Wednesday at 7.30am and there will be a guided Holy Hour on Thursday from 7pm-8pm in Moyvane.   All welcome.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6800 jackpot on Friday 16th February. Numbers drawn were 15, 24, 25, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Louis Donovan, Glin Rd, Moyvane; 2. Aeneas Ford, Templeglantine; 3. Eileen & Jeremiah Kennelly, Gortromagowna; 4. Annemarie Scanlon, Upper Athea, and 5. Mickey & Maggie, O’Brien’s Bar, Duagh. Next jackpot to be €6900 with draw to be held on Friday 23rd February.

 

DEATH; Sr. Eileen Brosnan, died in Australia late of The Cot, Kilmorna.

 

DEATH has occurred of Ned O'Keeffe of Gortnagross, Athea, on 11th February 2018. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife Mary, children Anne & Joseph and beloved extended family. His brother Joe lives at Kilmorna.

 

 Death took place on February 10th 2018 of Jim Forrest of Knopogue Brosna. Predeceased by his wife Teresa, sadly missed by his sons Neilus and Tim, daughters in law Donna and Elizabeth. Grandchildren Nadine, Holly, Jamie and Michael. Brother Neily, sisters Julia and Bridie.

 

The death has occurred of Stephen Casey of Lower Direen, Athea, on 14th February 2018. Predeceased by his brother Tom, sisters Nora (Hassett) and Mary (Molly) White. Survived by his brother Bill, sister Joan (Boylan), sister-in-law Peggy, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Emmet Leahy, Joan Furlong, Ella Ahern, Mary Scully, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Bridget Softley, Maggie Moore, Catherine O Sullivan, Bridie Stackpoole, Mary Stack, Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim Quaide, Richard Brosnan, Breda Clifford, Bernadette O’Sullivan, Mary O’Connell, John Morgan, Michael K O’Connor, Tom Barton.

 

Mass Moyvane; Mon 19th at 7.30pm for Eamon Sweeney, Woodgrove, his son Pat & Pat’s wife Anna Mai; Tues 20th at  7.30pm for Tom O’Connor, Glin Road  & dec family members; Wed 21st at 7.30am Lenten Mass (Parishioners) 7.30pm for Dan O’Connor, Keylod; Thurs 22nd at 7.00pm a Holy Hour guided by Fr. Kevin; Fri 23rd  at 11.00am Confirmation, Mass at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim, her parents Paddy & Bridget & brother John Joe Hanrahan; Sat 24th at     7.30pm for Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen; Sun 25th at 11.00am mass for Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim, her husband Henry & deceased family members. Mass Knockanure: Sunday 25th February at 10.00am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna.

 

KNOCKANURE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  wish to thank the Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Community Initiatives Fund for their grant of €601.50.

 

JOHNNY BARRETT TRIBUTE SHOW:  on Fri Feb 23rd at 8pm in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel.   A two-hour show playing his best music from the 80’s with footage of the dance halls of Kerry, Clare and Limerick.  This is a fundraising concert to erect a monument in Johnny’s honour in his hometown of Charleville.

 

SENIOR ALERT SCHEME:  This is a scheme to enable older persons of limited means to continue to live securely in their homes with confidence, independence and peace of mind by providing them with a free personalised monitored alarm.   Older people can get a free personal alarm or pendant.  More information and forms available from the Parish Office. 

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday in Listowel at 8pm. New members always welcome.

 

STATIONS OF THE CROSS: Short presentation will take place after the 10.30am on Friday morning in Listowel, Feb. 23rd. 

 

SCOR Sinsear County Final on Sat. Feb. 24th in Castleisland, starting with Quiz, at 4pm.

 

FROM the Boro  Players: The Boro Players took to the stage Saturday evening, with their production of John Frahers play "Barndance", directed by Katie Galvin. The exhilarating audience laughed the whole way through as the cast members threaded the boards, on what was to be a very successful production. We, the drama group would like to sincerely thank the community for your continued support with our productions.

 

STAMPS: Newcastle West Post Office will host an event to commemorate the launch of the ninth definitive series-A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, A Selection Phase 2 Stamps on Monday February 26 at 7.30pm. Included in the eight stamp series, launched on Thursday January 25 will be the Ardagh Chalice, which is timely with the 150 anniversary taking place next September. All are welcome on the night, and some of the first day covers will be available to purchase.

 

NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR WMOF THIS WEEKEND 24TH /25TH FEBRUARY

 

Dublin is hosting the 9th World Meeting of Families that will take place from the 21 – 26 August 2018.

 

TARBERT COM. FUNDRAISING ENVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School.

 

LET’S TALK FAMILY – LET’S BE FAMILY, Ardfert Retreat Centre Wednesday Feb 21st from 7.30pm – 9.30pm. The Reality of Family Life Today.

 

SILVER SURFER AWARDS: nominations must be in by 21st February.  These awards celebrate and showcase older people’s use of internet technology.

 

ROSE Escorts wanted, apply before 20th march 2018.

 

ABORTION information at Rose Hotel, Tralee on 25th Feb. at 6pm, among the speakers are Professor Patricia Casey and Dr. John Monaghan.

 

TROCAIRE Lenten Campaign to support two million people in 2018.

 

Featured on this year’s Trócaire box is seven-year-old Kumba, from Sierra Leone. This week marks the six month anniversary of the devastating mudslide that destroyed her home and killed over 1,000 people in the area of Freetown where she lives.

 

THE UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM programme runs at the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on Wednesday 28th Feb. from 10-4pm. contact Toni on 23584. Places limited as programme is restricted to 20 people.

 

PAEDATRIC FIRST AID two-day course 10.30-12.30pm on March 5 and 12 at Listowel Family Centre. Further details from 068 23584. Book now as spaces limited.

 

LENTEN PROGRAMME 2018: Tralee Pastoral area will host open talk with Bishop Kevin Doran on the Christian Vision of Family on 19th February at 7.30 p.m. in St. John’s Parish Church. 

 

On 22nd February Br. Padraig McIntyre will speak on Finding ourselves in the Lenten Jesus in Heights Hotel Killarney at 8 p.m.  All welcome.

 

“LIVING WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES? Let us help. Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dieticians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel.”

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY:  We continue to bring your attention to the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which is being published weekly between now and next May.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife2018.ie  .. There are also leaflets at the back of the church

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thursday next -  22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

PROGRAMME ON FAMILY: As we prepare  to celebrate the World Meeting on Families 2018 which will take place in Dublin next August, a programme  involving video presentation and discussion on Pope Francis' teaching on the ‘Joy of Love’ Amoris  and the importance of family as the school of love/caring -  beginning on Tuesday Feb. 20th from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the PARISH Meeting Room, Listowel, It will run for six weeks  throughout Lent. Facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy.  Free all are welcome.

 

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY:  Healthy Ireland at Abbeyfeale Library supported by W LR presents a series of Talks on Health and Well Being. 1.  General Nutrition with a focus on Food Intolerance & Healthy Meal Planning for busy people/cooking for one will take place on Wednesday, February 28 in Abbeyfeale Library from 7- 8pm. Presented by Sid Sheehan Chef and Nutritional Therapist. Sid has been a chef for many years working in many fine restaurants in Kerry. He then qualified in Nutritional Therapy and wholeheartedly understands the effect both negative and positive on our bodies by the food we eat.  2.  Our Anxiety and Connecting with Teenagers will take place on Thursday, March 15 from 7 - 8 pm. Presented by Anthony O Shaughnessy ACI/APCP. Anthony has been working as a counsellor and therapist for over twenty years. He is a graduate of the National Counselling Institute of Ireland and of Trinity College Dublin.  Over these years, he has worked with people of all ages, supporting their emotional needs in times of crisis.  This is a Healthy Ireland Initiative, supported by your local library and West Limerick Resources. Upcoming events Healthy, happy baby bonanza in April.  All these events are FREE and all welcome, booking essential on (068) 32488 to accommodate numbers.

 

TRANSITION YEAR MUSICAL:  The Transition Year in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef are proud to present this year's musical "Back in the Habit" a comedy based on the hit musical Sister Act. This not to be missed musical will take place in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef on Thursday March 1 & Friday March 2.  Doors open at 7pm and the curtains will be drawn at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets are only €10 and can be booked at reception during school hours or by calling (068) 30631.

 

KNOCKNASNA N.S.:  Due to popular demand, further copies of “Caoga Blian ag Fás” have been printed and the final ten copies are available to purchase from Anne Lyons sweet shop Abbeyfeale or Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna 0879601506.   The book contains nearly a hundred photos taken over the last fifty years at Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna.

 

RALLY TO SAVE THE 8TH  2pm, Saturday, March 10th, Parnell Square, Dublin. For information on buses phone 01 8730465.

 

CHOOSE LIFE 2018: promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. To access news, videos, testimonies and frequently asked questions visit www.chooselife2018.ie.

 

KERRY RIGHT TO LIFE: Medical Information Evening: “Abortion is it healthcare?” 6pm Sunday February 25th at the Rose Hotel.  Guest speakers Professor Patricia Casey, psychiatrist and Dr. John Monaghan, obstetrician gynaecologist. Chaired by Dr. Andrew O’Regan, GP, university lecturer.

 

A BOX OF BACK NUMBERS OF THE “CATHOLIC HEARALD” and other Catholic Periodicals available for free from 066 7128010.

 

HORSE AND PONY AGM:  After 12 successful years, the Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony  race committee are looking forward to this year’s races at Relihans inch on Sunday July 1.The committee invite new members to attend our AGM Tuesday, February 27 at 9pm at Leens Hotel. Everyone welcome.

 

ABBEYFEALE ST PATRICK’S DAY PARADE 2018:  A meeting of the Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day Parade Committee will be held in St Ita’s Hall on Monday, February 19 at 7pm. Anyone interested in helping out with the parade is invited to attend.   Also the annual church gate collection takes place on the weekend of February 24/25.

 

GATHERING Traditional Festival Gleneagle from 21st to 25th Feb. 2018.

 

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, March 1st 2018 in St. John's Parish Centre, Tralee.  The workshop will begin at 7:30pm. The workshop will be facilitated by Ailish Walsh O' Connor (Director of Music, Castleisland Parish and St. Joseph's Presentation, Castleisland) and Tomás Kenny (Diocesan Pastoral Team).  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie if you would like to book a place.  Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: West Limerick singing club will hold their annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O'Riordan in Fr Caseys Gaa Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10 at 8pm.

 

NATIONAL COLLECTION FOR WMOF NEXT WEEKEND 24TH /25TH FEBRUARY

 

Dublin has the great joy of hosting the 9th World Meeting of Families that will take place in just under seven months’ time from the 21 – 26 August 2018. The sense of excitement, expectation and anticipation is building by the day as we prepare to welcome families from across Ireland and across the world to our family gathering.  The World Meeting of Families was established in 1994 when Pope Saint John Paul II asked the Pontifical Council for the Family to establish an international gathering of prayer, catechesis and celebration that would draw participants from around the world and that would help to strengthen the bonds between families and bear witness to the crucial importance of marriage and the family to all of society.

 

And, so the World Meeting of Families was established and to date it has been hosted in Rome, Rio de Janeiro, Milan, Valencia, Mexico City and Philadelphia. Now it’s our turn here in Ireland because Pope Francis has personally chosen Dublin to be the host city for the next World Meeting of Families and he has invited us to reflect on the theme ‘The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World’.  The main events of WMOF2018 will take place in Dublin but it is also anticipated that related events, including the hosting of international groups, will take place all over the island of Ireland. 

 

The following key moments make up the 9th World Meeting of Families:

 

                A National Opening on Tuesday 21 August which will take place simultaneously in each of the dioceses of Ireland;

 

                A three day congress from 22-24 August in the RDS, Dublin;

 

                A Festival of Families on Saturday 25 August, comprising a reflective concert style event within a prayerful and joyful atmosphere, in which personal stories of faith will be shared by families from all continents;

 

                A Closing Mass will be celebrated on Sunday 26 August with thousands of people from Ireland and across the world.

 

FLOWERS: The Jewish state shipped 50 million fresh-cut flowers to the U.S. and Europe for the holiday.

 

DR. PATRICIA KIERAN will be speaking in Asdee Community Centre on Tuesday 20th March at 7.30 p.m..  The topic is exploring family life.  All welcome to attend. 

 

ST PATRICK’S  day Mass from Listowel on TV at 11 am, this year.

 

  DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The Diocese will host a Diocesan youth pilgrimage to TAIZE in France.  15 places available.   Sunday, July 1st to Sunday, July 8th.   Info Tomás Kenny on 086/ 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie  Also see Diocesan website for additional information.   

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE, Listowel, Open day Feb. 28th for enrolling for Sept. 2018.  

 

ENGINEERS Week begins on 24th Feb.                                                 

 

THOUGHT: The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, but for deep people. --Richard J Foster.

 

HISTORY OF LISTOWEL MONORAIL & MUSEUM 2018

 

Commemorating 130 years 1888 - 2018

 

There were 3 stations- Listowel, Lisselton and Ballybunion.

 

There was also a stop at Francis Road.

 

Tickets to America could also be brought at all of the above stations.

 

There were 3 main incentives for building the line;

 

1. To generate tourist traffic as well as local traffic

 

2. To bring pupils (male) to the recently opened St. Michael’s College in Listowel (1879)

 

3. To bring sand to Listowel for the farmers there, and further on the on the main line.

 

The line carried 74,000 passenger since 1913, this number had halved by 1922. Up to 14,000 passengers a day were carried in summer when the line was at its peak usage. An advertising booklet issued c. 1900 described Ballybunion as “cool and bracing in Summer, mild in Winter and had perfect sanitary arrangements. Ballybunion is recognised by the medical faculty as one of the best health resorts in Ireland – ideal for the overworked brain or this seeking recuperation after illness.” (Taken from Listowel Connection).

 

 

 

Kerry Reporter 1924-1935, Saturday, October 10, 1925; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

SINN FEIN KNOCKANURE CUMANN; OPENING OF MEMORIAL HALL.

 

On Sunday evening, 27th ult., the Gortagleanna Martyrs' Memorial Hall was opened in the presence of a very large and enthusiastic gathering. The opening was accompanied by a Bazaar and dance, and after a very successful and highly enjoyable performance, the function came to a close at 10.30 p.m A cead mile failte was extended to all those present.

 

 

 

The speaker first addressed the assembly In the native tongue, and then proceeding In English—On behalf of the Republicans of Knockanure, who are the sole owners and controllers of this hall, I extend to each and every one of you here tonight a hearty welcome, and, before proceeding further, I wish also to thank you, and all others who In any way have given us assistance to build the hall—to be known as the Gortagleanna Martyrs' Memorial Hall. As you may know already, this Is only a part of the Intended structure, and even at that It Is not, as you see, finished off yet. Lack of funds is the chief obstacle In our way at present . However, "where there's a will, there's a way," and with God's help, and yours, we hope that the day is not far distant when the whole edifice, In Its finished, and final form, will stand here as an adornment to our little village and a fitting memorial to the memories and Ideals of the martyrs who have died for an Ireland free and Gaelic, and especially to the memories and Ideals of the brave young martyrs whose pure and undiluted blood has sanctified the very soil of our beloved parish. Ah! yes, a chairde, those are sacred spots, whereon fell some of our bravest and best. We cherish them, as we shall cherish this hall. And, It may sound strange to you when I tell you that in the very walls of this building is embedded, with all the tender care and respect due to it, some of the very earth which was saturated with, the warm life-blood of your martyrs that blood which was freely shed for Irish freedom. Yes, a chairde, this is a fact, and that fact alone should be sufficient to inspire us to further efforts In completing the memorial. Besides, we Intend to pay attention to the Martyrs' Plots, and fix them up, and make them epitaphs befitting the sacrifices of our dead heroes, so that the passer-by may observe that "Here lies a Soldier of Irish Freedom," and a fervent prayer from his lips may then soar to Heaven for the repose of those souls, and another for the deliverance of our country from bondage, and for the realisation of the Ideals for which the sacrifices were made. Various rumours have been broadcasted about this hall. It was to be this, that, and the other thing. In fact, it was to be everything, by Dame Rumour, but the right thing. This hall will be utilised to perpetuate the memory of the Gortagleanna Martyrs and that of all our men and women too who have fallen in the fight for complete independence, and to help to realise In so far as it Is humanly possible, the Ideals for which they suffered. It will not be a dance hall. In fact, no all-night dances will be permitted, except, probably, on very rare and special occasions, but then under proper control and supervision. Nor will any foreign songs or dancer be allowed, nor any unbecoming or unseemly words or actions, that may hurt the feelings of anybody, or tend to degrade to the least extent the aims and objects for which the work was founded. It will be an educational establishment, wherein classes and social functions will he held, that will tend towards the social and economic advancement and the moral and intellectual uplifting of the people of the parish, and. if they so desire, of the people of the neighbouring parishes too. And though the Republicans are in sole control and In spite of the various false allegations made against them, from time to time, as to their intentions and actions, still they are not selfish nor narrow minded in this matter . The hall will be open to all those who wish to avail of the opportunities offered for their advantage, provided, of course, that they will, at all times, abide by, and obey, the rules of the constitution or the hall. Hence, you see then our object in embarking on this project. It will, in course of time, we firmly believe, be a great boon to the people of the parish, and especially to the young boys and girls. Finally, you know, I daresay, that all the labour expended on the building was voluntary, and that it is very difficult to raise funds nowadays, so we sincerely hope that when we appeal again to you and your friends, you will respond in the same generous measure that you have dene in the past. Again, I thank you on behalf of the Cumann for your kindness and generosity towards us (applause). The drawing of prizes was then proceeded with, and resulted as follows—1st, D J Flavin, Listowel; 2nd. C Clancy, Knockanure; 3rd, D O'Connor, Derry, Listowel; 4th. J Buckley. Clounmacon, Listowel; 5th, Miss K. Enright, Bedford. Listowel; 6th, Jh. O'Carroll, Knockanure; 7th,  Mrs J. Slack, Newtownsandes; 8th, Dl Enright -(See Paper continued at foot of next column)

 

 

 

Snow at Knockanure 2018

 

https://youtu.be/ieOm8l9feqk

 

 

 

14 Reasons I Returned to the Church

 

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/tmcdonald/14-reasons-i-returned-to-the-church

 

 

 

https://aleteia.org/2018/02/15/when-flood-waters-parted-to-make-way-for-the-eucharist/

 

 

 

2018 February 14 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 12th February 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

MASS Knockanure: Tuesday Tues 13th 12noon Mass celebrating Grandparents Day with the children of Knockanure School.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS 20th February commencing at 7.30pm at Lixnaw. The witness will be given by Mike O’Mahony of Ardfert. 

 

 ‘PRETEND SICK’:   Athea Drama Group will perform their new play in the Community Hall, Athea on February 15, 17,18,22,24,25.  Doors open 7pm.  Show 8pm.

 

SYMPATHY to Noreen McEvoy & family, Aughrim on the death of her cousin Kitty Harnett, whose funeral took place in Ballydonoghue.  To Anne & Pat Fitzgerald, The Village Moyvane on the death of Anne’s sister Mary Prendeville, whose funeral took place in Listowel.   To the Family of Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim, who died in Lystoll Lodge, to his sister Bernie in England and to his brother Eddie in Lystoll Lodge. 

 

DEATH has taken place of Denny Mulvihill of Leitrim West, Moyvane, and late Barragougeen, died on the 3rd of February, 2018. Predeceased by his wife Tess and son Ben. Survived by sons Pat, Nicholas, Kieran, and Joe, daughters Ann, Kay, and Rosie, sisters Sr. Kathleen, Mary, Bridget, and Ann, and brothers Tim and Noel, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

 

Requiem Mass for Denny Mulvihill was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on the 7th of February, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Kelliher, Nora Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O’Brien, Hannah Murphy, Mary Cronin, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Mary Fitzmaurice, Peggy Gordon, Patrick Roche, Bernadette Cudlip, Mons Tim Harnett, Br. Clement McCarthy, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Eileen Larkin, Dan Green, Sean Og O’Ceallachain, Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy,Mass Moyvane on Mon  12th  at  7.30pm for             Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle & Eileen McNamara, Mary & Peggy Moriarty, Glin; Tues 13th at 7.30pm for Hanna Stack, Clounbrane (Months Mind)

 

ASH WEDNESDAY –  A Day of Fast & Abstinence Wed 14th at  7.30am and 7.30pm for Parishioners (ashes will be distributed at both Masses); Fri  16th at 7.00pm  Stations of the Cross, Mass at 7.30pm  for Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha; Sat 17th  at  7.30pm mass for James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Dublin  and on Sun  18th mass at 11.00am for Nora Kennelly (née Hudson), Kilbaha & Listowel.

 

ASH WEDNESDAY Wed 14th at 10.00am Mass Knockanure– A Day of Fast & Abstinence, ashes will be distributed at this Mass; Thurs 15th at  7.30pm,mass Knockanure for Catherine Culhane, Ballyguiltenane & Deceased of the Culhane & Sheahan Families, and  Sun 11th, mass  Knockanure 10.00am, for Peggy Higgins, Trien, (1st Anni)

 

ST BRIGID'S CROSSES   for sale in the Parish Office, Listowel. All proceeds will go to Listowel Hospice.

 

BADMINTON; Congratulations to Munster Senior Grade E Men’s Doubles winner Donnacha Moloney and runner up Donie Enright.

 

Bus to Duagh Mission; Tuesday 27th is a night of healing and blessings and we will have a bus from Moyvane Church to take people to the Mission that evening if numbers are sufficient.  Please give your names to the Sacristans or Fr. Kevin after the weekend Masses or contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office, 068/49308.

 

TROCAIRE envelopes containing a collection box available at all Masses. 

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED are hosting their tea dance in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday 18th Feb. tea served.

 

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open public meeting in Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 8.30pm. All are welcome.

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS Annual Church Gate Collection, Listowel, will take place on 24th & 25th February.

 

M.S. VALENTINES COFFEE MORNING  Saturday 17th Feb. from 11am to 1pm. in Tomasins Bar, Lisselton Cross. All welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will run a book sale of good quality books  till 17th Feb.

 

TARBERT COM. FUNDRAISING EVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School books single €10 Double €15 jackpot sheets €2.

 

“NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME”:  This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group is a comedy by Tommy Marren.    This is a hilarious play based on a couple that are 50 years married but haven’t spoken for the past 10 years!    The story unfolds with a few twists and ends happily ever after.  It will start its run in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 13 and continue on February 15, 17.18,20,22, 24 and 25 next.  Doors open 7pm.  Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.

 

DUAGH PARISH MISSION-24th FEB. –FRIDAY, 2nd MARCH 2018.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 12th February  at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 14th, It is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at each of Listowel three Masses -  10.30 am morning Mass & 1.10pm. Lunch time & at 7.00pm evening Mass.

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY:  We bring to your attention the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which will be published weekly between now and next May.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife2018.ie there are also leaflets at the back of the church.

 

VILLAGE DISRUPTION Moyvane:  there will be road works through the village of Moyvane all next week. Please expect minor delays. Any queries please contact Alan on 086/4600223.  

 

COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR: A meeting will be held, in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 20th February at 8pm to highlight the existence of the Defibrillator outside the Marian Hall. Details from Bernie 087/6287410, Ursula 087/6309851 and Betty 087/3203041.

 

PRO LIFE TALK: Following up on above theme, Bishop Ray has given permission to a speaker from Pro Life who will speak at Masses in Listowel & Duagh / Lyre on weekend – 17th / 18th Feb.

 

ST JOHN’S: Thur 15th, Don Stiffe – The Long Overdue Tour of Kerry. A welcome return by the Galway folk singer fresh from his Carribean Cruise with The Ladies.

 

Fri 16th, The Best of Traditional, With Donie Nolan – accordion and vocals, Liam Flanaghan – fiddle and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail – pipes and guitar.

 

WATCH OUT for. Fri 23rd, On The Road With Johnny Barrett

 

A film presentation on one of the best known entertainers in the south west.  Join Johnny on the road to Lisdoonvarna, Killarney, Charleville and Nenagh.  With Kay and George Devlin – Irish and international ballroom dancing champions, Irish dancers and musicians. This is a fundraising Show, proceeds going to erect a monument to Johnny in Charleville.

 

A SIX-WEEK PROGRAMME ON FAMILY As we prepare  to celebrate the World Meeting on Families 2018 which will take place in Dublin next August, a programme  involving video presentation and discussion on Pope Francis' teaching on the Joy of Love and the importance of family as the school of love/caring -  beginning on Tuesday February 20th  from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the PARISH Meeting Room, Listowel and will run throughout Lent. This is a great opportunity to do something special for Lent. The family is where love is experienced.   It will be facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. All are welcome.

 

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY:  Healthy Ireland at Abbeyfeale Library supported by W LR Presents a series of Talks on Health and Well Being. 1.  General Nutrition with a focus on Food Intolerance & Healthy Meal Planning for busy people/cooking for one will take place on Wednesday, February 28 in Abbeyfeale Library from 7- 8pm. Presented by Sid Sheehan Chef and Nutritional Therapist.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS: ‘Aifreann Lá le Pádraig’  will be broadcast live on RTÉ Television & RTE Radio simultaneously on St. Patrick’s Day here from St. Mary’s Church at 11.00 a.m. This is a great honour for the Parish of Listowel to show off our beautiful church. . Please note that the Mass on the day is at the earlier time of 11.00 a.m. to suit  the RTÉ schedule. More details later.

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: Please note in your Diary that the Diocese has  invited  Martina Lehane Sheehan to speak  in St. John’s Theatre, The Square on Wednesday March  7th @ 8pm.

 

GREENWAY:  Beidh fáilte romhat  on Thursday 15th February at Leen's Hotel, Abbeyfeale at 8pm to meet and discuss the latest developments along the Great Southern Greenway. 2018 is scheduled to witness positive developments in both Limerick and Kerry by the local authorities. In Limerick the iconic Barnagh Tunnel is to become directly accessible from the Greenway through the provision of an underpass of the N21 road.  The County Limerick 40km Greenway has already been upgraded and made more 'cycle friendly' by Limerick City & County Council since they took over management from the voluntary group, Great Southern Trail Ltd., over two years ago.

 

 Recently the 10km section from the Limerick Border to Listowel has been cleared of vegetation by Kerry County Council who now own 50km+ of the old North Kerry railways. Further progress on development of the Listowel section is expected to follow as soon as is feasible. There are also positive signals regarding the extending of the existing Tralee Urban Greenway to Fenit.

 

GATHERING: 21 - Sunday 25 February 2018, Venue: The Gleneagle Hotel

 

The Gathering Traditional Festival is one of the biggest traditional music festivals in the country. It takes place in Killarney each year, and this February’s edition will be its 19th in total.

 

MEDITATION in UL. Mindfulness Meditation with Lónán Ní Dhubháin in the Contemplative Centre at the University of Limerick. On Wednesdays from 1-2pm in February.

 

For further info contact Sr. Sarah on 086 4127485

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – The Jesus Prayer: Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (Special Day of support and reflection for recovering Alcoholic members), 10am-5pm. Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm. The Amoris programme: A parish conversation in preparation for the World Meeting of Families which helps participants to reflect on and share their experience of family life in the light of Pope Francis’ vision in the ‘Gospel of Family’ a joy for all the world. Ardfert Retreat Centre will host 4 sessions during Lent, beginning on Wed. 21st Feb.  7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. Bookings/Contact: 066-7134276.

 

EXPLORING FAMILY LIFE - Dr. Patricia Kieran will be speaking in Asdee Community Centre on Tues. Mar 20th @ 7.30pm. Her topic is Exploring Family Life. Patricia teaches Religious Education at Mary Immaculate College.

 

CREDIT UNION - Please note from 12 noon on Fri. 2nd Feb. to Fri.16th Feb. (inclusive) the Glin Branch office of Cois Sionna Credit Union will be closed for refurbishment. The office will reopen again as usual on Mon. 19th Feb. In order to facilitate continuing service to members the Tarbert Branch office will open full time during these dates. Members can also use the main office in Askeaton or any of the sub offices on Fridays. We apologise for any inconvenience.

 

CHILDHOOD CANCER:  Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome to a survivorship meeting in the Clayton Hotel, Cork on Thursday, February 15 at 5.30pm.  This meeting is to discuss the health concerns and long-term follow-up of survivors. For more information contact Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819.

 

INTERESTED IN THE PRIESTHOOD: Come and See Weekend on 23/24th February in Pallotine College Thurles: Contact: Fr. Moynihan 0876551902/Fr. Comer:0872401246.

 

COLUMBAN Fathers are celebrating their centenary this year. The Missionary Society of St Columban is inviting young people to enter a journalism competition, an initiative to mark their centenary year in 2018. https://columbans.ie/

 

ARE YOU KEEN TO GET INVOLVED?

 

With the Referendum coming up to remove the 8th Amendment from the Constitution one might like to support and get involved with Save the 8th Group who are contactable on www.save8.ie or www.thelifeinstitute.net   or by letter to the The Life House, 6 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1.  Also a positive Radio Station is Spirit Radio on 89.8 to 92.2 fm. 

 

HISTORY LECTURE—BLACK VALLEY: A lecture entitled 'The Black Valley - an archaeological perspective' by Frank Coyne, Archaeologist, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday, 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm. See www.kerryhistory.ie

 

DIABETES: “Living with type 2 Diabetes? Let us help. Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Tralee.”

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady@premiertravel.ie or telephone 021 4277700,  or phone Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. 24th September—3rd October Ex Cork Airport (including coach from Kerry to Cork Airport return). For further information contact Premier Travel 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Telephone 021 4277700 or email norardy@premiertravel.ie .

 

HUNT Museum: Celebrating 21 Years in The Custom House. We turn 21 on Wednesday 14th February! Join us for a day of celebration on Saturday 17th February!

 

We will be hosting the Limerick Printmakers, where you will be able to have a special Hunt Museum design printed on Tote-bags or on any (cotton) material you bring! (A special shout out to those that bring the most creative material).The day will also host both an adult drop in workshop, & drop in arts & crafts for kids! Entrance to our permanent collection & workshops will be free for the day!

 

With guided tours to be scheduled for people to join!

 

LOOKING FOR WORK:  Are you a looking for work or interested in returning to work? Employability Limerick supports people with an injury, illness or disability to secure and maintain employment. We cover Limerick City and County. Please contact us on 061 493095 or email info@employabilitylimerick.ie for more information.

 

THOUGHT: Why do we want to live forever? Because we hope that tomorrow will bring us someone we can love. Because we want to live another day with the person we love beside us. Because we want to find someone who deserves our Love and who, in turn, will know how to love us as we deserve to be loved. That is why, when a man has no one to love him, he feels a great desire to die. As long as he has friends, people who love him and whom he loves too, he will live. Because to live is to love.  --Henry Drummond.

 

GIVE YOUR BEST!  Bishop Abel Muzqrewa once spoke the following words to a large group of Priests who were sad and disheartened that they were making no headway in preaching the Gospel.  

 

“PEOPLE ARE UNREASONABLE, ILLOGICAL AND SELF-CENTRED – love them anyway!

 

HONESTY AND FRANKNESS MAKE YOU VULNERABLE – Be honest and frank anyway!

 

THE BIGGEST PEOPLE WITH THE BIGGEST IDEAS CAN BE SHOT DOWN BY THE SMALLEST PEOPLE WITH THE SMALLEST IDEAS – Think big anyway!

 

WHAT YOU SPEND YEARS BUILDING MAY BE DESTROYED OVERNIGHT – Build anyway!

 

ALTHOUGH YOU GIVE THE WORLD THE BEST YOU HAVE YOU MAY STILL BE KICKED IN THE TEETH

 

– Give your best anyway!”

 

 

 

PAPERS: The Cardiff Times 28th December 1907.

 

 

 

WANDERER FROM IRELAND. When Patrick Connor a native of West Ireland, was charged with loitering at Cardiff on Tuesday, P.C. Hodson described prisoner’s movements in nine streets, which he enumerated. Witness then said that he thought prisoner had gone far enough and so he arrested him. Prisoner, an old Navy man, said he had been in one of Messrs Elder, Dempster’s boats, and stated in a very straightforward manner that he was out of a ship and destitute to the world. Having nowhere to go, he wandered about the streets. Alderman F. J. Beavan referred Connor to the Workhouse casual ward and dismissed him with it caution.

 

Evening Express 21st May 1897

 

 

 

OLD AGE: A man of the small farming class named John O Connor, has just died at county Kerry. He was born in  the townland of Claar, in the same parish. 103 years ago. Notwithstanding his great age, he was remarkably strong, and able to go about up to the time of his death.

 

 

 

 The Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales 13th July 1898

 

COUNTY POLICE COURT. Saturday, Before Messrs. H. D. Trelawny, J- Thompson, R. T. Richardson, and W. H. Nightingale. IRISH HARVESTMEN IN TROUBLE. Thomas Connor and Patrick Connor, Irish harvestmen, former being a young and the latter an old man Were charged with stealing a Cardigan  value 8s., the property of William Jones, labourer, employed at the Duke of Wellington Inn, Ince  on June 28th. Prosecutor hung the jacket up behind the stable door at the Duke of Wellington Inn and the same day the two prisoners came and asked him for work, which however, he was unable to give, subsequently prosecutor found that his jacket was missing. He gave he gave information to the police, and P.C. Bradley arrested Thomas Connor on finding the jacket. Prisoner said he had got it at Wigan for 4s. 6d. The officer afterwards arrested the elder prisoner. When he charged them Thomas Connor said Patrick brought the jacket out and gave it to him, after, however, the prisoners were remanded at magistrates clerk’s office, Thomas said, I admit stealing the jacket; Patrick had nothing to do with it. Mr. Churton asked the elder prisoner if he and his companion were related, and received the reply I was a little bit of relation to his father, not much. The Bench dismissed the case against Patrick.  Chairman remarking that he had had a narrow escape, and they fined Thomas Connor 5s. and costs, or seven days  imprisonment. The prisoner asked for time to pay the fine, but the police objected, on ground that they might not again see the man or his money. Mr. Churton,  The costs are heavy 31s. 8d. Mr. Trelawny Good gracious- The Bench decided that unless prisoner paid half that day he must go to prison. Connor said he had no money.

 

 

 

 Evening Express 20th October 1898

 

GOVERNORSHIP OF CARDIFF GAOL. APPOINTMENT OFFERED TO A BRISTOL MAN. We are informed that the governorship of Cardiff Gaol, vacated by Mr. J. Howard, has been offered to Captain H. L. Connor, the present governor of Bristol Gaol. Captain Connor will give no information, pending decision of the Home Office,” but there is reason to believe that the appointment will be confirmed. Captain Connor is about 50 years of age.

 

 

 

Evening Express (Fifth Edition)   23rd December 1899.

 

THE QUEEN AND A BEREAVED MOTHER. The Queen has written to Mrs. Connor, of Southsea, whose son (Captain H. B. Connor, of the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers). Died from wounds received at Glencoe, expressing sympathy with her in her bereavement. Her Majesty also said she would like to have a photograph of Captain Connor.

 

 

 

https://godhauntedlunatic.wordpress.com/2018/02/03/just-what-the-doctor-ordered-the-physic-of-tears/

 

 

 

2018 February 7 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 12th February 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

BORO PLAYERS Drama Group are on stage again on Saturday February the 10th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, with their production of John Frahers comic drama “Barndance”, for one night only, pre booking of tickets is essential, contact Katie on 0870568209.

 

CARE OF THE AGED:  Committee meeting in Marian Hall on Monday 5th February at 7.30pm.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall on Friday 9th February at 10am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

 

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €6,600 jackpot on Friday 2nd February. Numbers drawn were 2, 7, 8,and 18. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. John Dowling, Bunglasha, Duagh; 2. Del Boy Club, c/o Mike the Pies; 3. M & D Collins, Lisaniska; 4. Mary Wallace, Glin, and 5. Fry Pan & Fuzz, c/o Kevin’s. Next draw to be held on Friday 9th February.

 

SYMPATHY; The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the following families, The Stack family Of Clounbrane, Moyvane, the O’Connor family Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, The O’Connor family The Hill, Knockanure, and the Brosnan and Walsh family of Keylod and Ballydonoghue.

 

DEATH, Sr. Áine Talbóid, Holy Rosary Sisters, Dartry, Dublin and late of Tralee, Nigeria and Kenya.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Thomas O’Connor, Bridget Leonard, Charles Bartishell, Jack McGuire, John Keane, John Dore, Joan Philips, Sr. Irene Stack, Nora Walsh, Ned O’Keeffe, Nora Behan, Maureen Kennelly, Catherine Halpin, Michael Reidy, Michael Daly, Humphrey Doody, Maurice Enright, Kieran O’Sullivan, Nellie Hannon, Padraic Liston, Marina Lynch, Michael Scanlon, Con Hanrahan, Margaret O’Brien, Neily McCarthy, Joanie McKenna, Vera McDermott, Cecelia Doyle, Johnny Enright, Sr. Austin Brosnan, Bridie Mulvihill, Peggy Higgin. Mass Moyvane, Mon  5th  at 7.30pm for          Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Kilbaha; Sat 10th  at 7.30pm for Patrick & John Carmody, Gortdromosillihy and  Sun  11th   at 11.00am mass for Michael Hogan, Westmeath & Galway (Rec Dec), (Father to Brendan Hogan, Leitrim Middle). Mass at Knockanure: Sun 11th at 10.00am for Emmett Leahy, Carrueragh & Ellen & Patrick Leahy.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  Knockanure Tues 10am to 6pm.  Moyvane:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses on weekend 10th/11th in aid of Lourdes Helpers. 160 years since the apparitions.

 

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE SICK:  on Sunday next Feb 11th  -  Feast Day of our Lady of Lourdes

 

ONLY A FEW TICKETS ARE LEFT FOR FINBAR WRIGHT for Friday 9th in Abbeyfeale,

 

CONCERT Abbeyfeale on Monday, February 5th a variety concert in aid of the Kerry, Cork and Limerick Cancer Link Bus in Fr. Casey’s.  Artists on the night include :  Mike (Mini Moore) McCarthy , Just William(Reidy), Eddie Carey , Frances Kennedy, Doris Shire , Chrissie Roche, Pat McCarthy, Eibhlin And Liam Broderick , Mary And Pat Bucke and Ray Lowe.  Doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm sharp.  Raffle and spots.  Further information Benny Thade McCarthy 0879918546.

 

 ‘PRETEND SICK’:   Athea Drama Group will perform their new play in the Community Hall, Athea on February 15, 17,18,22,24,25.  Doors open 7pm.  Show 8pm.

 

MURHUR N.S:  Parents who wish to enrol children in Murhur N.S. Moyvane for the school year 2018-2019 can collect an Enrolment Application form at the school office 9:30am-12:30pm.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL:  A seminar/programme on suicide awareness entitled 'Safetalk' Tues 27th Feb from 10am-1pm.   Also the understanding self-harm programme runs Wed 28th Feb from 10-4pm.  Parents Plus courses for three different age groups 0-6 years, 6-11years and teens respectively, further details on all courses on 068/23584. Computers a variety of computer classes are available at the Listowel Family Resource Centre with something to suit all levels. ranging from basic computers to how to use your own tablet. Further details from 068 23584 Cooking for men. Names are currently being taken for a four-week course in men's cookery start at Listowel FRC on Feb 23rd from 10am-12 noon. Places are limited for this four week course. Contact Toni on 068 23584 for further details Art Classes will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Monday. February 5. Further details from on 068 23584 as places are limited.

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH:  For women of all ages being held in Manor West Hotel on Thursday Feb 8th at 7.15pm. This is a free event and guest speakers on the night will include Dr Mary McCaffrey (consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) & Dr Louis Keary (consultant cardiologist).

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will run a book sale of good quality books from February 5th - 17th inclusive. Call in and see what’s available. Reasonably priced to suit all pockets. 

 

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS COURSE: for Listowel Pastoral Area continues on Thursday next Feb. 8th in St. Patrick’s Hall. At 8.00 p.m.

 

DUAGH PARISH MISSION-24th FEB. –FRIDAY, 2nd MARCH 2018

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Presentation Secondary School Listowel  U19 badminton girls who got through to the semi-finals of the Badminton Munster Finals.

 

SCOR; Anyone who wish to compete contact Cultural Officer Tara Mulvihill.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Desert Spirituality:  “Taking Time Out - Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock, Saturday, 10th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm. The Jesus Prayer by Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb. (this is a Special Day for those in AA/Recovery). Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm. Growing Old gracefully:  (open Day) Facilitated by Kathy Cunningham Sat. 24th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm. – 0667134276.  

 

TOUR OF HOLY WELLS OF KERRY HEAD: Marian Relihan, on Feb. 1st  gave a talk on Holy Wells and other historic places on bus trip from Ballybunion to Ballyheigue and back by Ardfert, the trip was very informative and a must for anyone interested in their locality.

 

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, March 1st 2018 in St. John's Parish Centre, Tralee.  The workshop will begin at 7:30pm.  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie if you would like to book a place.  Please book by Friday, February 23rd 2018 as places are limited.

 

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS; Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Join us for our next meeting which takes place on Wednesday 7th February at 7.00pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

 

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY: From this weekend, and every week, the Catholic Communications Office will circulate a double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018.  Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church's position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife.ie there are also leaflets at the back of the church.

 

KNOCKNASNA N.S.:  Due to popular demand, further copies of “Caoga Blian ag Fás” have been printed and the final ten copies are available to purchase from Anne Lyons sweet shop Abbeyfeale or Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna 0879601506.   The book contains nearly a hundred photos taken over the last fifty years at Scoil Naomh Pádraig - Knocknasna.

 

“NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME”:  This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group is a comedy by Tommy Marren.    This is a hilarious play based on a couple that are 50 years married but haven’t spoken for the past 10 years!    The story unfolds with a few twists and ends happily ever after.  It will start its run in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 13 and continue on February 15, 17.18,20,22, 24 and 25 next.  Doors open 7pm.  Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 7th, The Vanbrugh with Michael McHale, Pianist Michael McHale will join The Vanburgh in a programme featuring works by Mozart, Stanford and Dvořák.

 

Fri 9th, Pat Coldrick – Classical Gas Tour

 

With a unique approach to classical music and arrangements of modern music classics and masterpieces, Pat has attracted a whole new audience for his music selling out The National Concert Hall on several occasions.

 

Thur 15th, Don Stiffe – The Long Overdue Tour of Kerry

 

A welcome return by the Galway folk singer fresh from his Carribean Cruise with The Ladies.

 

Fri 16th, The Best of Traditional

 

With Donie Nolan – accordion and vocals, Liam Flanaghan – fiddle and Caoimhín ÓFearghail – pipes and guitar.

 

WATCH OUT for. Fri 23rd, On The Road With Johnny Barrett

 

A film presentation on one of the best known entertainers in the south west.  Join Johnny on the road to Lisdoonvarna, Killarney, Charleville and Nenagh.  With Kay and George Devlin – Irish and international ballroom dancing champions, Irish dancers and musicians.

 

CANCER: Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome to a Survivorship Meeting in the Clayton Hotel Cork City at 5.30pm on Thurs. 15th Feb. This meeting is to discuss the health concerns and long-term follow-up of survivors. For more information contact Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819 or info@cancare4living.ie. www.cancare4living.ie or Julianne Byrne at 041 9836041 or admin@boyneresearch.ie.; www.boyneresearch.ie

 

PRIESTHOOD - Are you interested in Priesthood in the diocese of Kerry? A weekend, which includes informal chat, discussion and prayer, has been organised for men discerning priesthood. The ‘Come and See’ event will take place on 23rd and 24th Feb. in Pallottine College, Thurles. Prior booking is essential. For more information contact Diocesan Vocation directors: Fr Michael Moynihan 0876551902 or Fr Liam Comer 0872401246. “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men” Matthew 4:19

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady@premiertravel.ie or telephone 021 4277700,  or phone Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. 24th September—3rd October Ex Cork Airport (including coach from Kerry to Cork Airport return). For further information contact Premier Travel 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Telephone 021 4277700 or email norardy@premiertravel.ie .

 

 

 

ABBEYFEALE HARRIERS ANNUAL HUNTING MEET CARD:  Sunday, February 11 at 11am at Walsh’s Bar, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry, Joint Meet with Fedamore Harriers & Dromore Harriers.  Memorial Meet for Jackie O’Grady with Macroom Foxhounds at DP Lyons Bar, Abbeyfeale on Monday, February 12.  A joint meet on Tuesday, February 13 at the Goalpost Bar, Tournafulla between Lismore Harriers and South Tipperary Harriers.  Wednesday, February 14 at Lyons Bar, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry A Memoria; Meet for John O’Connor & Anthony Cronin with the Carraigshane Harriers.  Thursday, February 15, there will be a Joint Meet between Rooves Bridge Harriers & Rockfield Harriers at   Shanahan’s Bar, Strand, Co. Limerick.  The final meet will be on Friday, February 16 at O’Connor’s Bar Knocknagoshel between Tory Harriers & Mullinavat & District Harriers.  All meets at 11am.  Food kindly sponsored by publicans. Hunting is on foot and the quarry is fox – Cap €10 per meet.  Please show respect to Landowners and their property at all times.  Enquiries: Doug McGuinness (Hon. Sec. Abbeyfeale Harriers) 087 6829044or Paddy O’Grady 087 6258933.  Supported Charity The Irish Cancer Society.

 

IBD:  Founded in 1984, The Irish Society for Colitis & Crohn’s Disease (ISCC) is the patient-to-patient support group for people who are living with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in Ireland. We are a member of the European Federation of Crohn’s and Ulcerative Colitis Associations (EFCCA). Our medical patron is Professor Colm Ó’Moráin, who is the current president of United European Gastroenterology. The ISCC is delighted to announce that we have two public meetings scheduled for spring 2018. These meetings are a fantastic opportunity to meet and share stories with others who are impacted by IBD. Both meetings will have a number of IBD guest speakers in attendance.  Cork – Hosted by Prof Fergus Shanahan Consultant Gastroenterologist Cork University Hospital.  Takes place in the Main Lecture Hall, Cork University Hospital on Saturday, February 10 from 1.30pm.  There will also be a second meeting in the Salthill Hotel on Saturday, April 21 again beginning at 1.30pm.  All welcome.

 

 

 

LEADER FUNDING INFORMATION SESSION: The Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014-2020 aims to support the development of rural areas by funding a range of community projects and eligible innovative rural enterprises. West Limerick Resources invites Individuals, Businesses and Community groups to attend an information session regarding recent changes on the LEADER programme, the updated application process and available funding for 2018.  The session will take place in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, on Thursday, February 8, at 7.30pm.  All are welcome. Following the information session, one to one application clinics will take place in Newcastle West (February 19), Askeaton (February 21) and Abbeyfeale (February 27). The application clinics can be booked by contacting rdp@wlr.ie or calling 069 66296.  West Limerick Resources is the implementing partner for the LEADER Programme on behalf of Limerick LCDC.

 

 

 

 

 

PAPERS:

 

    Catholic Freeman's Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1932 - 1942) Thu 22 Feb 1940

 

THE ROSARY OF AN OLD IRISHWOMAN.

 

I bless myself and I kiss the cross,

 

And the holy Creed I tell;

 

And the Paters and Aves trip off my tongue,

 

For it's me that knows them well.

 

Sure it's many a day these same old beads

 

Old in the self same way —

 

I got them my First Communion morn.

 

And that's seventy years this day.

 

'Twas the joyful Mysteries then I liked

 

(And I said them joyfully),

 

When Our Lord was only a Child Himself

 

At His Blessed Mother's knee. -

 

Ochone but it's many and many a year

 

I've turned from the joyful deeds;

 

And I cry on the Sorrowful Mysteries

 

With tears as big as my beads.

 

For my beautiful boy with the fever went

 

And 'himself' next morning died.

 

Do you wonder I think of the Mysteries?

 

That end with the Crucified?

 

For It's then, as I'm telling each blessed bead,

 

A-kneeling beside my bed.

 

We two women God's Mother and me,

 

Have many a talk of our dead.

 

And that's why I am liking the beads that tell

 

Her pains and her darling Son's;

 

It's plenty of time I'll be having in heaven

 

To think of the Glorious ones.

 

—Hugh Francis Blunt.

 

More at

 

http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/result?q=old+irishwoman

 

 

 

BRIGID: Saint Brigid’s Blessing –

 

May Brigid bless the house wherein we dwell.

 

Bless every fireside, every wall and door.

 

Bless every heart that beats beneath its roof.

 

Bless every hand that toils to bring its joy.

 

Bless every foot that walks portals through.

 

May Brigid bless the house that shelters us.

 

 

 

Home Schooling

 

http://thosecatholicmen.com/articles/how-fathers-can-fix-the-2-major-problems-of-homeschooling/

 

2018 January 31 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP: Listowel first Friday of every month.

 

BORO PLAYERS Drama Group are taking to the stage on Saturday February the 10th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, with their production of John Frahers comic drama “Barndance”, contact Katie on 0870568209.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST KNOCKANURE:  is now taking enrolments for September 2018.  Enrolment Forms are available from the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. or from Mrs Kiely between 2.00 pm and 2.50 p.m. We would be delighted to welcome you and your child to our school.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Due to a recent bereavement, there will be no Rambling House in February.  Active Retirement Day on Monday 12th February.  Music by Stevie Donegan, If attending please ring the office on 068/49799.  New members welcome.

 

SCÓR: Anyone interested in taking part in Senior Scór or Scór na bPáistí please contact cultural officer Tara Mulvihill on 087/6103393. 

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  Meeting in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 7th February at 9pm.  The AGM will be held on Tuesday 6th March at 9pm.  All welcome.

 

COMMUNITY GAMES: Names are now been taken for the following categories boy/girls in solo/group music or singing up to u16, u10 girls indoor soccer team and swimming.  If interested contact Brigitte 085/1018226.

 

 THE IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE Will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st Jan. Time 5pm to 8pm. each evening.

 

TOUR OF HOLY WELLS OF KERRY HEAD: Marian Relihan will be taking a tour of the Holy Wells of Kerry Head.  Thursday 1st February bus leaves Ballybunion at 10 30.m. opposite Garda Station.  Returning at 2 p.m.  Dress for Weather and bring bottle for Holy Water.

 

NANO NAGLE Annual Social at the Arms Hotel on Feb., 2nd.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6500 jackpot from Friday 26th January 2018. Numbers drawn were 3, 21, 30, 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Catriona Kenrick, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick;

 

2. Fry Pan, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Bernie O’Keeffe, c/o Speedys Bar; 4. Paddy Enright, c/o Dick Whites Bar Athea, and 5. John Dillane, Cork Line, Brosna. Next draw to be held on Friday 2nd February with jackpot up to €6600.

 

TALK on local born John Moriarty was given by Professor Michael W Higgins at Scott’s Hotel, Killarney on Jan. 6th.

 

DEATH has taken place Patrick Walsh, "Daisy House", Tullamore, Listowel and more recently Coilagurteen, Moyvane, on Thursday, January 25th 2018. Predeceased by his wife, Eilish (nee Emperor), brother Willie and sister Mary Catherine and Kitty (aged 5). Survived by his daughters Marion and Elizabeth (Brosnan) and son Martin, son-in-law John, daughter-in-law Pauline, grandchildren Patrick and Liam, sisters Elizabeth (Kerry), Martina (Cork) and Teresa (USA), nieces, and  nephews. Rosary at 8pm on Saturday evening at O'Carroll’s Funeral Home. Requiem Mass for Patrick Walsh at St. Teresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue on Monday at 2pm. Burial afterwards in Gale Cemetery.  Patrick died peacefully – after 9 years in the loving and devoted care of Elizabeth, John, Richie (RIP 2017), Patrick Brosnan and carers.

 

DEATH of Moss Joe Gilbert, Lisselton, on the 25th of January 2018. Survived by his wife Margaret, his son Mike, daughter-in-law Marianne, grandchildren, Joseph and Ellen, his sister Mary, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, great grand-nephews and great grand-nieces.

 

Requiem Mass  for Moss Joe Gilbert on Monday at St. Teresa's Church, Ballydonoghue. Burial afterwards in Lisselton Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Dick Stack, Sean Histon, Sr. peter Hudson, Anthony Kennelly, Pat Barrett, Patie Enright, Mike Brosnan, Bridie Stack, Patsy Stack, Paddy Brouder, Mae Relihan, Jer Woods, Nell Kiely, Eileen Ahern, Mary Fitzgibbons, Brendan Keane, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ralph Toomey, Eamon Pelican, Ann Kelly, Denis Noonan, Noreen Hilliard, Eileen O’Connell, Bridget Brosnan, Nora Mary Stack, Sr. Joan Curtin, Sr. Thomas O’Connor, Bridget Leonard,

 

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE Sat. 3rd at 7.30pm – Blessing of throats, mass for Catherine Moloney (née Flaherty), UK (Rec Dec)

 

MASS Sunday 4th at 11am in Moyvane for Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village (Anni) & Deceased of the O’Sullivan & O’Halloran Families

 

FEAST OF ST BRIGID Thursday 1st Mass Knockanure at 7.30pm for Thethla Flannery, Tuam, (ill) and on Sun           4th Mass Knockanure at 10.00am for Mary Keane, Knocknagoshel (Rec Dec.)  (Aunt to Nora Winter).

 

FIRST FRIDAY – FEAST OF THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD (Candlemas Day) Mass Moyvane at 7.30pm – Parishioners. Candles will be blessed at this Mass.  Place your candles for blessing in the basket in front of the Altar with your name on them.  Please note candles can be obtained in the Parish Office this Monday to Friday. 

 

THANKS for the Church Gate Collection of E270.82 for Kerry Branch of Down Syndrome and Listowel Branch of the Irish Wheelchair Association acknowledges collection of E557.40, thanks to all who contributed and helped.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE on  Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

WRITERS’ Week closing date for Poetry prize is 2nd Feb., and the closing date for all other competitions is 1st march 2018.

 

PICTURES, anyone with pictures of the Pope on his visit in 1979, would they like to share them.

 

CONCERT in aid of Cancer Link Bus at Fr. Casey Clubhouse on 5th Feb. at 7.30pm.

 

FINBAR WRIGHT:  concert on Friday, February 9. In Abbeyfeale.

 

CONCERT: The second fund-raising concert, in St. Bartholomew’s Church, will take place on Sunday March 18th.

 

SESSIONS: Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann. The Sunday evening sessions was held at Donie’s Bar on Sunday, January 28th.

 

STAMPS: January 25th, the ninth definitive series of stamps ‘A History of Ireland in 100 objects’ will be issued. Included in the eight stamp series will be the Ardagh Chalice.

 

HEALTHY ABBEYFEALE:  Abbeyfeale Community Council (ACC) are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by Healthy Ireland towards the setting up of a 10 week "Healthy Abbeyfeale - Spring 2018" pilot project. For more information, contact Fitness Instructor Joe Weir on 087 454 5434.

 

PLAY: “NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME”:  This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group will start its run in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 13 and continue on February 15, 17.18,20,22, 24 and 25 next.  Doors open 7pm.  Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.

 

ROAD WORKS:  will continue this week on the road from Moyvane to Knockanure.

 

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL:  Upcoming courses – Art Classes will commence on Monday Feb 5th. Names being taken for a four week course in men’s cookery on Feb 23rd 10am to 12noon.  Places limited.   Also a variety of computer classes, Further details on all courses from 068/23584.

 

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment, contact the Irish Cancer Society on 01/2310 522. 

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING for the parishes of Listowel / Moyvane / Lixnaw & Duagh parishes,  due to be held in Duagh Presbytery on Monday night (Jan. 29th) at 8.00 p.m.

 

JOB  EXISTS on Community Employment for Housekeeper, Resource Centre, and Lyreacrompane.

 

If eligible, please contact 087/2747626.

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 31st, THE GREG BLAKE BLUEGRASS BAND. Six piece group from Colorado featuring banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, base and vocals.  The Songs of Heart and Home Tour.

 

WATCH out for Tribute to Johnny Barrett on 23rd Feb., Leo Finucane, has some video footage of Johnny for the night.

 

SCHOOLS: all of Limerick’s 142 national schools are to benefit from a recently announced government grant. Each school will receive a flat rate minor works grant of €5,500 plus €18.50 per mainstream pupil and €74 per special needs pupil.

 

CAO forms, normal closing date Feb. 1st.

 

DRAMA ATHEA, production of ‘Pretend Sick’- The play opens at Con Colbert Hall, Athea on Thursday night February 15th and continues on February 17th, 18th, 22nd, 24th and 25th.

 

DUAGH PARISH MISSION 24TH FEB. –FRIDAY, 2ND MARCH 2018.

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: West Limerick singing club will hold their annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O'Riordan in Fr Caseys Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10th.

 

 ST BLAISE AND THE BLESSING OF THROATS; Tradition tells us that St. Blaise was a doctor before becoming a Bishop.  Since the 8th Century he has been venerated as the Patron Saint of those who suffer from ailments of the throat.

 

SICK: World Day of the Sick February 11th,  the  Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes. 

 

TARBERT MACRA will hold their First Fundraising Event next weekend Saturday February 3rd with a Table Quiz in The Swanky Bar, commencing at 9:30pm.  

 

ST BRIGID’S CROSSES will be distributed by Presentation Secondary School students, Tralee after 10am Mass in St. John’s Church on Thursday 1st Feb.,  Lá Fhéile Bríde.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Tel: 066 7134276; The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: Rescheduled Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 31st Jan., continues every Wednesday thru March, 7.00pm-9.00pm. History talk by Tommy O’Connor on Wether’s Well at 8pm on Feb., 8th.

 

NEW MASS TIMES FOR 2018 in Abbeyfeale: Saturday evening Mass will now be @ 6.30pm and Sunday morning Mass will be at 9.15am.  No change to the 12 noon Mass.   Holydays morning Mass will be 11am & 6.30pm.   Daily Mass remains as always – 10am unless when there is a funeral.

 

TARBERT BRIDEWELL REOPENING – Thurs. 1st Feb. from 10am to 4pm. Mon. to Fri.

 

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NEWKD are running the above course as per link above. We are especially looking forward to the presentation on 6 February by Dr Brendan O'Keeffe who will give an update on the Socio Economic Profile of Kerry (2015) based on the 2016 Census with particular emphasis on North Kerry.

 

VOCATIONS AFTERNOON:  in the Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork on Saturday 10th February from 2pm to 4.30pm for young women considering a vocation.  For further info log onto www.poorclarescork.ie

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady@premiertravel.ie or telephone 021 4277700,  or phone Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. 24th September—3rd October Ex Cork Airport (including coach from Kerry to Cork Airport return). For further information contact Premier Travel 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Telephone 021 4277700 or email norardy@premiertravel.ie .

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON FEBRUARY 20th at Lixnaw, commencing at 7.30pm.The witness will be given by Mike O’Mahony of Ardfert. Mike has performed on stages around the world as a top actor.  However, His visit to Padre Pio will relate to a particular and inspiring story that will benefit all of us. 

 

FOOD BANK: The Street Life Food Bank will provide food for families and individuals in West Limerick.  The Bank will be open on Fridays at the Newcastle West Bible Fellowship, North Quay from 10am. Further information from 086 2157975.

 

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS on 07th Feb. Join us for our next meeting which takes place on Wednesday 7th February at 7.00pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney.  For more info email jim.farrell@amri.ie or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

 

AGM of St Patrick’s Hall Committee on 6th Feb. 

 

PRIESTHOOD in the diocese of Kerry? A weekend, which includes informal chat, discussion and prayer, has been organised for men discerning priesthood.  The ‘Come and See’ event will take place on 23rd and 24th February in Pallotine College, Thurles.  Prior booking essential. For more information contact Diocesan Vocation directors: Fr. Michael Moynihan 0876551902 or Fr. Liam Comer 0872401246.  “Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men” Matthew 4:19.

 

THOUGHT: Make history: By what you are for, not what you are against, By who you are, not who you are not, By what you have, not what you don't have By what you can do, not what you can't do By where you are, not where you are not. --Paul Manwaring.

 

LATE: ‘I’m Late, I’m Late

 

for a very important date,

 

No time to say hello, goodbye,

 

I’m late, I’m late, I’m late

 

and when I wave,

 

I lose the time I save.’

 

White Rabbit’s song – “Alice in Wonderland.” Lyrics: Bob Hilliard.

 

LIFE DAY: President Donald J. Trump proclaimed January 22 as National Sanctity of Human Life Day.

 

The action comes on the 45-year mark of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized abortion in the U.S.

 

Leitrim Observer 1904-current, Saturday, October 13, 1917; Page: 3

 

GUARD: "Now. then, miss, get, in quick, please. The train is just going, to start!" Young Lady: "But I want to, give my sister a kiss." Guard: "Get in; I'll see to that."

 

LUTHER KING In 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill that created a federal holiday in King's honour, and continues to be celebrated on the third Monday of January.

 

JTA) — On Easter Sunday in 1959, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. rose in the pulpit of his Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Alabama, to deliver a sermon that focused on his just-completed visit, with his wife, Coretta, to Jerusalem and its holy sites.

 

 

 

King’s trip that month to eastern Jerusalem and the nearby cities of Bethlehem, Hebron, Nablus and Jericho, all of which were then part of Jordan, came at the end of a month long visit to India that he wrote about extensively later in his autobiography.

 

 

 

However, little remains to us from his visit to Jerusalem, except for an audio recording and transcript of that late March sermon nearly six decades ago, which he titled “Pilgrimage to Non-Violence” and spoke movingly of walking in the footsteps of his two greatest inspirations, Mahatma Gandhi and Jesus. The sermon speaks of the deep impact of walking on the Via Dolorosa in the Old City, where Jesus was mocked and tormented, and how profoundly he connected Jesus’ vision of peace, love and justice with his own struggle for justice for African-Americans.

 

 

 

King opened his sermon by lamenting that the two sides of Jerusalem – the Jordanian eastern part and the Israeli western part – were sealed off from each other and therefore he was unable to cross to the Israeli side.

 

 

 

“This city has been divided,” King said. “And if on your visa it is revealed that you are going into any Arab nation, you can only go to Israel without being able to … go back to an Arab country. … So this was a strange feeling to go to the ancient city of God and see the tragedies of man’s hate and his evil, which causes him to fight and live in conflict.”

 

 

 

King told his congregants that when he came to the spot on the Via Dolorosa where Jesus stumbled under the weight of the cross, “The thing that I thought about at that moment was that … it was a black man that picked it up for him and said, ‘I will help you,’ and took it on up to Calvary.” Simon of Cyrene, who carried the cross, is often depicted as a black man.

 

 

 

“And I think we know today there is a struggle, a desperate struggle, going on in this world. Two-thirds of the people of the world are colored people … There is a struggle on the part of these people today to gain freedom and human dignity. And I think (that) one day, God will remember that it was a black man that helped His son in the darkest and most desolate moment of his life.”

 

 

 

Invoking the parlous condition of African-Americans, most of whom were then still suffering under a regime of strict segregation and dire poverty, King said, “And so, this morning, let us not be disillusioned. Let us not lose faith. So often we’ve been crucified. We’ve been buried in numerous graves — the grave of economic insecurity, the grave of exploitation, the grave of oppression. We’ve watched justice trampled over and truth crucified. But I’m here to tell you this morning, Easter reminds us that it won’t be like that all the way. It reminds us that God has a light that can shine amid all of the darkness.”

 

 

 

King concluded, “Know that God has the universe in His hands. And because of that, segregation will die one day. Because of that, all of the lands of Africa will be free one day.”

 

 

 

The civil rights leader never got the chance to visit Israel, including West Jerusalem and the Christian holy sites of Galilee. He was in the process of planning such a trip, with the strong support of the government of Israel, in 1967, but cancelled in the wake of the Six-Day War. King was assassinated the following year.

 

 

 

Nevertheless, we can take solace that King’s powerful experience in 1959 gave him spiritual fortitude that helped sustain his leadership of the civil rights movement during the climactic struggles of the 1960s. Those struggles liberated African-Americans from more than 300 years of slavery and segregation, and finally changed America into a country that began to live up to the promise of its founding documents.

 

 

 

On this Martin Luther King Day 2018, let us — Jews, Christians, Muslims and all people of conscience — reflect upon King’s only visit to Jerusalem in 1959.

 

 

 

(Rabbi Marc Schneier is president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and is the author of “Shared Dreams: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Jewish Community.”)

 

2018 January 24 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE SCHOOL: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure is now taking enrolments for September 2018.  Enrolment Forms are available from the school office between 9.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. or from Mrs Kiely between 2.00 pm and 2.50 p.m. We would be delighted to welcome you and your child to our school.

 

BORO PLAYERS Drama Group are taking to the stage on Saturday February the 10th at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall, with their production of John Frahers comic drama “Barndance”, contact Katie on 0870568209.

 

THE IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE Will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st Jan. Time 5pm to 8pm. each evening.

 

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week takes place every year beginning on the last Sunday in the month of January. (Jan 28th 2018 - Feb 4th). National Art Competition - Catholic Schools week! Please post entries to:  CPSMA Art Competition, New House, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Co. Kildare.

 

CLASS enrolment will take place at the Listowel Community college on 24th Jan, 7-9pm.  Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 0860289958.

 

ROAD WORKS COMMENCE on Mon 22nd Jan, between Ahavoher and Moyvane, queries contact Alan Quinn on 086/4600223.

 

THANKS: Moyvane Ladies Football Club we would like to thank all those who gave so generously to their recent Church Gate collection at Moyvane & Knockanure Masses.  Your support is much appreciated.  

 

CONCERN:  Many thanks to those who contributed so generously to the Concern Church Gate collection which was held on December 16th/17th.  Amount raised €336. Thanks to all who helped with the collection.

 

WRITERS’ Week closing date for Poetry prize is 2nd Feb., and the closing date for all other competitions is 1st march 2018.

 

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6300 jackpot on Friday 12th January 2018. Numbers drawn were 6, 10, 18, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Maura Lynch Dirha, Listowel; 2. Tim O’Brien Toor Duagh; 3. Anna Fogarty Moyvane; 4. P. Kennelly Athea and 5. Mattie Dillon Agri Listowel. There was no winner of the €6400 jackpot for Friday 19th January 2018. Numbers drawn were 12, 16, 18, and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Cornelius Mahoney, Knockmeal, Abbeyfeale; 2. Michael McMahon, Upper Direen; 3. Henry Finucane, Beenbrack; 4. Mick Walsh, Mike the Pies and 5. Tom Roche, The Village Grill, Moyvane. Next jackpot up to €6500 with draw to be held on Friday 26th January.

 

DEATH has taken place in England recently of Catherine Moloney (née Flaherty), her father Jim came from Glenalappa. 

 

DEATH has occurred of Hanna Stack (née Flaherty) of Clounbrane, Moyvane. Hanna passed away on Tuesday 16th January, 2018, wife of the late Richard. Hannah is survived by her daughters Margaret, Ann, Patricia and son Richard, surviving brother and sister Patrick and Nora, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Hannah Stack was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Friday 19th. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

 

Hannah was daughter of Tim Flaherty and Hannah O’Connor of Knockanure, she was predeceased by siblings, Michael, Tom, John, William, Tim, and Mary, their aunt Nora Flaherty lived to 102 and died in 1981.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Paul Stack, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Sr. Enda Beasley, Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr. Pat Ahern, Peggy Fitzgerald, Emma O’Brien, Eileen Galvin, Mary Morrissey, Michael Mulvihill, Teresa Margaret Hanrahan, Lily O’Keeffe, Pat Cunningham, Sr. Kathleen Hegarty, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Tim Guiney, Maureen Moran, Cathal Kennelly, Nora Ita Hunt, Margaret Murphy, Bridie McElligott, Helen Roche, Michael O’Regan, Jo Heffernan, Eily Mai O’Flaherty, Tess Geoghegan, Sr. Hubert Foley, Fr. Eddie Morrissey, Mai Trant, Michael Bambury, Eileen Holly, Davie McMahon. Mass Moyvane;  Wed  24th at 7.30pm for Eileen Galvin, Leitrim East & her husband 

 

Brendan & their sons Gerry & Pat; Sat 27th at  7.30pm for Pauline Dunne, Drumcondra,(Rec Dec);

 

 Sun 28th at 11.00am for Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure, Sun  28th at 10.00am for Willie O’Connor,(Months Mind).  

 

DANCE: Irish Dance Classes with Johnny have resumed, Wednesday: Moyvane at 7pm. and Saturday in Moyvane at 10am.

 

ART: Children’s Art competition with Texaco, closing date 28th Feb. 2018

 

PRESENTERS:  Radio presenters are also needed on an ongoing basis to introduce new ideas and shows. People interested in a very rewarding pastime are asked to contact Pat O’Donovan on 087-9977340.

 

WALK: The annual Milford Hospice 10k run/walk will be held on Sunday January 28 at the University of Limerick commencing at 11am. Phone the Fundraising Department on 061 485860.

 

CONCERT will be held in Father Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Monday February 5 to fund a cancer patient’s appointment bus. The doors open at 7.30pm.

 

FINBAR WRIGHT in Abbeyfeale at the Church of the Assumption on Friday, February 9.

 

ATHEA History Book: Interviews are underway with football enthusiasts, in preparation for Jamie Kelly’s GAA history book 1954/1968, the celebration for the 50th anniversary of the 1968 team will be in October.

 

CHURCH; The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is traditionally observed from the 18th to the 25th January – the octave of St. Peter and St. Paul.

 

PROGRAMME called 'Amoris', call 061 400133 to book a place for Tues 23rd  & 30th Desmond complex, NCW.

 

LIKE TO QUIT SMOKING? A HSE 6-week stop smoking support group will start in Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Rd., on Tuesday 23rd January to Tuesday 27th February 7pm. to 8pm. The course is free of charge and delivered by a Smoking Cessation Officer. To confirm booking as places are limited with Mary 066-7195617.

 

COMPUTER COURSES A variety of computer courses are available for the new academic term at Listowel Family Resource Centre including beginners, intermediate and benefit 4 levels. Details available from the centre on 068 23584.

 

OPERATION TRANSFORMATION - Walks will continue for 6 weeks with meet up at the gates to the Comprehensive School, Tarbert. Also the well-established Monday walks continue as usual with meet up at The Bridewell at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: - 0667134276 Desert Spirituality: “Taking Time Out - Slowing the Pace” by Anne Alcock, Sat. 10th Feb. 10am-4pm. The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life:  Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7.00pm-9.00pm.; Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm.

 

DUAGH PARISH MISSION 24TH FEB. –FRIDAY, 2ND MARCH 2018.

 

TOUR OF HOLY WELLS OF KERRY HEAD: Marian Relihan will be taking a tour of the Holy Wells of Kerry Head.  Thursday 1st February bus leaves Ballybunion at 10 30.m. opposite Garda Station.  Returning at 2 p.m.  Dress for Weather and bring bottle for Holy Water.

 

FREE ASTHMA AND COPD ADVICELINE Speak to a specialist nurse over the phone about your or your child’s asthma or COPD. Free phone 1800 44 54 64 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to book an appointment.

 

WORLD HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY Saturday 27th January 2018. Fionbarr Walsh, Tralee will make a presentation of an Icon to Listowel Church  at the 11.30 a.m. mass on  Sunday next  to mark the remembrance.

 

WMOF: Tues, 21st Aug, a National Opening of WMOF2018, which will take place, at the same time, in all the different dioceses of Ireland. More details of the programme are, and will be, at www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme.

 

TROCAIRE: If you would like additional information on the Trócaire Romero Family Award or on any of the Lenten resources, please call Hannah on 01-6549121 or via email Hannah.Evans@Trocaire.org.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 23rd, BACK TO BURGUNDY

 

A film by Cedric Klapisch.  On learning of the imminent death of his father, Jean returns to his childhood home after an absence of ten years and reconnects with his sister and brother.  An engaging family drama about three siblings who inherit their family’s winery.  In association with Access Cinema.

 

Fri 26th, POE SHOW.

 

Bewleys Cafe Theatre presents a Gothic diversion devised and directed by Michael James Ford who also performs in the play together with Chris McHallen, Jane McGrath and Elliot Moriarty.  Everything from a pitch black comedy of revenge to a charming love story.    “ Mighty craic, delivered with spine chilling and hilarious gusto,tulsa pure and unadulterated joy”  - Sunday Independant.

 

Wed 31st, THE GREG BLAKE BLUEGRASS BAND

 

Six piece group from Colorado featuring banjo, guitar, mandolin, dobro, fiddle, base and vocals.  The Songs of Heart and Home Tour.

 

DAY OF RECOLLECTION at St. Benedict's Priory, Cobh, Co.Cork.  The theme is "Seeking God in Family/Community Life with the Servant of God, Marie Adele Garnier, through her writings" Saturday 27th January.  9am-3.30pm. Lunch provided.  Cost: Donation.  Contact: 021 4811354

 

cobhtyburnconvent@gmail.com

 

THOUGHT: It is forgiveness that sets a man working for God. He does not work in order to be forgiven, but because he has been forgiven, and the consciousness of his sin being pardoned makes him long for its entire removal than ever he did before. An unforgiven man cannot work. He has not the will, nor the power, nor the liberty. He is in chains. Israel in Egypt could not serve Jehovah. "Let my people go, that they may serve Me." was God's message to Pharaoh (Exodus 8:1) first liberty, then service. -Horatius Bonar.

 

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, October 18, 1958; Page: 9

 

Listowel Market Yards And Tolls Bought By new Livestock Company

 

RUMOURS which had been current in Listowel for some time  past that the market yards and toll rights had been purchased by a group of North Kerry fanners who intend to establish a cattle mart in Listowel have proved correct.

 

It has been ascertained authoritatively that the sale had taken place. The purchase price was not disclosed, but is believed to be between £7,000 and £8,000. A field adjacent to the railway station also has been bought by same group for the purposes of the cattle mart.

 

MEMBERS OF COMPANY

 

The newly-formed company, to be known as The Listowel Livestock Market Company, is comprised of the following fourteen farmers:—Messrs. Frank Wall, Tarbert, Chairman; John O'Connor, do.; Edward O'Connor, Sallowglen; Michael McEllistrim, Ballylongford; James O'Carroll, do; John R. Kissane, Tullihinell, Ballylongford; Michael and Maurice Kennelly, Coolaclarig, Listowel; Dermot O'Connor, Tullamore, do.; James Galvin, Finuge; John Corridan, Ballyorgan, Lixnaw; William O'Connor, Kilbaha, Moyvane; William  Stack, Moyvane, and Timothy Leahy, Beenanaspuck, Athea. Mr. Joseph O'Mahony, solicitor; Secretary to the Company.

 

 

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Tuesday, May 11, 1886; Page: 3

 

THE NATIONAL TEACHERS.

 

The National Teachers of North Kerry held their monthly meeting on Saturday last. Mr. M. O'Neill, Listowel No. 1 National School, in the chair. Other members present were :—Messrs J. Mahony, Lislowel No. 2 : P. O'Connor, Ballylongford; J. Carmody, Beale; R. O'Shea, Tullamore, and M. Cussen, Finuge. Letters expressing regret at being unable to attend, and also their sorrow for the death of the late Mr. Thomas Molyneaux, teacher of Derrindaffe, and sympathy for his widow and family, were received from Mr. O'Brien, Ballyduff ; Mr. Brosnan, Clandouglas; Mr. O'Sullivan, Athea, and Mr. Mahony. Clash.

 

The Chairman, in opening the proceedings, referred in terms of great praise to the merits of the late Mr. Molyneaux and to his connection with the teacher’s agitation, expressed his sympathy with his widow and family, and concluded by expressing a hope that his fellow teachers and friends would contribute towards the erection of a suitable memorial to him.

 

 

 

 

 

At the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., pro-life activists said the president has a lot to be proud of.

 

https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2018/01/march-for-life-trump/551057/

 

 

 

2018 January 17 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

ST. PIO'S DEVOTIONS in St. Michael's Church, Lixnaw on Tuesday 16th January will be dedicated to the memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore. Devotions commence at 7.30pm and everyone is welcome.

 

CONFIRMATION Enrolment Ceremony in Moyvane on Wed  17th at  7.00pm.

 

PREPARATION FOR FIRST HOLY COMMUNION of 2018, was held in both Churches on Sunday last.

 

OLDER: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service provides a low cost maintenance and minor repair for more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

NEWKD (The Old Post Office in Listowel) is managing the Senior Alert Scheme. Users no longer have to be living alone to qualify. First year is free. Service can also work with mobile phone.  Contact Siobhan or Dympna at 087 3579515/068 23429.        

 

PLAY: The Boro Players will stage John Frahers comic play "Barndance" for one night only on Saturday the 10th of February 2018.

 

WRITERS Week first closing date for some entries is the 2nd of February.

 

JOURNALS, Athea and Lyre Journals are still available.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Brick, Martin Sheehy, Michael Fitzgerald, Mary Theresa Collins, Micky Liston, Liam O’Connor, Peggy Mulcahy, Martin Stack, Connie Shine, Michael Moloney, Mike Joe Stack, Mairead Scanlon, Kit Scanlon, Catherine Hudson, Con Anthony O’Connor, Jack Lynch, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly, Sean Culhane, Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Fr. Michael Buckley, Catherine Carmody, Johnny O’Hanlon, Eileen Collins, Fr. James Noonan, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Fiona O’Connor, Joseph V Buckley, Mary Nolan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 15th at  7.30pm for Eileen Collins, Glin Road; Tues  16th at  7.30pm for Catherine Scanlon, Leitrim West & her husband

 

John & their son Tom; Fri  19th at  7.30pm for Mary Nolan, Glenalappa; Sat  20th at 7.30pm for Bill Horan, Aughrim & Dec of the Horan Family, and on Sun       21st  mass at 11.00am for Dick Stack, Moyvane South. Mass Knockanure; Thurs 18th at 7.30pm for Pats Lane, Beenanaspug, and Sun            21st at 10.00am mass for Kathleen O’Connor, Knockanure.

 

ST ITA died 15 January 570.

 

SYMPATHY: To Nora Winter & Family, Kilmeaney on the death of her aunt Mary Keane,

 

Knocknagoshel.

 

DEATH has occurred of Hannah Mai O'Connor (née Long), 16 Lartigue Village, Listowel. Late of Guhard, Lisselton. Hannah Mai died on the 8th of January, 2018, survived by her husband Bernie, sisters Margaret and Teresa and her late sister Mary B, brothers Mike, Jer, John and Pat Joe, brothers and sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Hannah Mai was celebrated on Friday, the 12th of January at St. Mary's Church, Listowel, followed by burial afterwards in John Paul II Cemetery.

 

DEATH of Fr. Brendan Dalton on the 31st of December 2017 in Florida. Late of St. Bernadette Catholic Church, Hollywood, Florida and formerly of Bridge Road, Listowel. Survived by his brother Fr. Bryan, sisters Rosemary and Mona, brother-in-law John, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

 

DEATH has taken place of Thomas (Tom) Wright, Ballymoirisheen Ardagh late of an Garda Siochana and Listowel Co. Kerry. Died on December 26 2017 and he was predeceased by brothers John and Ted. He was 79 years old, he was 20 years in Listowel.

 

OFFERTORY PROCESSIONS:  The usual expectation is that the family involved with the Mass intention at the weekends usually bring up the gifts. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

CEILI in aid of Fr Chris O’Donnell SCA (Templeglantine) St Patrick’s Parish Mission Work  Argentina, will be held at the Devon Inn Hotel  on Friday January 19 at 9.30pm. Music by Taylor’s Cross Céilí Band.

 

TRIP: he Saint Kieran’s Heritage Association trip to the National Museum and Dáil Eireann, Dublin on Tuesday January 23,Contact Secretary Mary on 087-9282462.

 

ATHEA Drama Group present Pretend Sick on Feb. 15th, 17th and 18th.

 

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION: enrolment for night classes Wednesday 17th and 24th January 7-9 p.m.  Contact Maria Fitzgerald 0860289958/06821023.

 

STOP SMOKING COURSE: Tuesday 23rd January to Tuesday 27th February Family Resource Centre Listowel 7 -8 p.m.  Bookings: Mary 066 7195617.

 

COMMUNITY WALKERS & STROLLERS - are back on track after the Christmas break, meeting every Monday at 7.15pm, at The Bridewell. Walk at your pace in the company of friends and neighbours to Tarbert Island and back. Bring comfortable walking shoes, wrap up well and make sure you have a high visual jacket. Tea, coffee and chat afterwards in The Bridewell.

 

PARENTS Plus courses - Available in three different age groups 0-6. 6-11 and teens respectively, six week course.   A variety of computer courses are available for the new academic term at Listowel Family Resource Centre including beginners, intermediate and benefit 4 levels. Further details available from the centre on 068/23584.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Pillars of Active Life with Fr. Sean Sheehy starts 17th January to March, every Wednesday 7 – 9 p.m. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series – The Luftwaffe over Kerry during World War II with Justin Horgan.  Thursday 18 January at 8 pm Contact 087 2498061. 

 

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS, the Diocese is anxious to train lay people to be involved in Funeral Ministry. An information meeting already took place last Autumn and the training will now follow up

 

for our Pastoral Area directed by Frances Rowland of the Diocesan Pastoral Team continuing on Thursday night, Jan 18th, for Listowel Pastoral Area. The Meeting is, from 8 -10pm and will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.

 

AMORIS PROGRAMME:  training night in the Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Tuesday 30th January from 8pm-9.30pm. Bookings on 064/6630532.  

 

 MASSES AT OUR LADY OF FATIMA HOME: Due to the current Flu outbreak Mass will not be celebrated in Our Lady of Fatima Chapel until further notice.

 

AFTERNOON of Prayer at Scartaglen on 21st Jan. at 2.30pm.            

 

SCIENCE: Designer Minds will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. 1 hour of, educational activities each week, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment. Starts week of 22nd Jan. Visit www.designerminds.ie or call 087 631 0411

 

 FINBAR WRIGHT:  Tenor, songwriter and poet Finbar Wright has only two Irish concert dates in his diary for 2018 and the first one is in Abbeyfeale at the Church of the Assumption on Friday, February 9.                

 

ST JOHN’S: Mon 15th, SCARS WITH STORIES

 

A St. John’s Youth Theatre production directed by Chris Fitzgerald.  The play is written by Chiara Quarta, a visiting Spanish student.

 

Thurs 18th, FANDANGO GUITAR DUO

 

Featuring Colin McLean and David Keating with a programme featuring the tango music of Astor Piazzolla to sultry French music and some interesting arrangements of Beetles songs.

 

Fri 19th, THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL – LAOISE KELLY & TIARNÁN Ó DUINNCHINN

 

A duo of Irish harp and uilleann pipes which will feature music from their latest album, Ar Lorg Na Laochra.

 

Sat 20th, PLAY ON

 

A comic drama by Rick Abbott, presented by the E.J. Morean Drama Group, Kenmare.  The play tells the hilarious story of a theatre group trying desperately to put on a play in spite of maddening interference from a haughty author who keeps revising the script.

 

Tues 23rd, BACK TO BURGUNDY

 

A film by Cedric Klapisch.  On learning of the imminent death of his father, Jean returns to his childhood home after an absence of ten years and reconnects with his sister and brother.  An engaging family drama about three siblings who inherit their family’s winery.  In association with Access Cinema.

 

THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILES takes place in Dublin in August 2018. Early registration at www.worldmeeting2018.ie will ensure a place at all of the main events.

 

POOR CLARES GALWAY: Cloister Day: Saturday January 27th 10am– 5pm.  If you are between the ages of 21 and 40, come talk to us about discerning a vocation to the Poor Clare way of life. To book a place at the next Cloister Day or just to arrange a chat, contact Sr. Faustina at poorclaresgalwayvocations@gmail.com or visit poorclares.ie.

 

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.

 

AWARE Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

 

 

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

 

GATHERING: Kennelly Gathering 6-8 July 2018, Listowel. A gathering of all North Kerry and West Limerick Kennelly’s. Details from k.fogarty12@optusnet.com.au

 

HEALTHY ABBEYFEALE:  Abbeyfeale Community Council (ACC) are delighted to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by Healthy Ireland towards the setting up of a 10 week "Healthy Abbeyfeale - Spring 2018" pilot project. Healthy Ireland is a Government-led initiative which aims to create an Irish society where everyone can enjoy physical and mental health, and where wellbeing is valued and supported at every level of society.  Fitness Instructor Joe Weir will take up the position of Activity Facilitator with responsibility for the implementation of a number of Activity Programmes for the Community. These Activity Programmes will begin on Monday, January 15 and run for approximately 10 weeks.  This is a perfect opportunity for anyone living in the Abbeyfeale area to join one of these free Activity Programmes. It's so important to be able get out and about, meet new friends and have a chat while keeping fit and healthy.  Activities include Teen Tone, Walk and Talk School Drop, Day Care Centre Session for the Elderly, Session for the Active Retirement Group in the Town Park and much more. For more information, contact Fitness Instructor Joe Weir on 087 454 5434 ASAP or email joe.weir@rocketmail.com

 

GLÓRACH NOTES: Bingo continues every Monday night at the Glórach Theatre from 8.30 pm onwards, with a few extra surprise prizes over the coming weeks.  On Thursday January 18 we will be staging what promises to be a memorable concert, with appearances from the groups, Under the Radar, The Templeglantine Troupers and The Jimmy Bozeman Band. Doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm.   For a wonderful night of traditional, folk and bluegrass music, don't hesitate to call 0871383940.

 

 WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018:  You can currently only book tickets for the 3 day Congress (1 day or 5 day), but when booking a congress ticket you can register for the free weekend tickets. Every person attending each event must be registered to gain access to that event. You can book as an individual (over 18), as a family or group, or as a priest. Where a family wishes to register, a single family leader can register all members together. When part of a family/group, all children under 18 are free but each person must be registered in order to receive their ticket. Costs for adults: 5 day ticket €68, 1 day ticket €38. Book at www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Tickets/Congress-Registration

 

ADULT LEARNING CENTRE ( OLD TECH):  A Level 5 (Full Award) Course starting in January in Childcare early care and education practice at the Further Education & Training Centre, Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale.  For further inquiries 068 31198.

 

FLU Advice from Dublin Diocesan Liturgical Resource Centre. Given the increase in the numbers of people affected by influenza in recent weeks, it is opportune to remind ourselves of sensible practices. It is good to remember that those with ‘flu symptoms are dispensed from their Sunday obligation to attend Mass. Those who are confined to home when ill can honour the Lord’s Day by praying along with the Mass broadcast by Parish Radio and on Parish webcams. It is good practice to supply tissues and hand gels at church liturgies and gatherings, particularly for anyone distributing Holy Communion, with bins for disposal of used tissues. Make sure all hard surfaces that are frequently touched, such as door handles, handrails and taps are cleaned regularly with a household detergent or antiseptic wipes. In times of previous ‘flu alerts the Health Service Executive stated: “Shaking hands while exchanging the ‘Sign of Peace’ involves a low risk of spreading the virus.”

 

 

 

PAPERS: Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, November 02, 1912; Page: 6

 

FROM T.C.D  TO SOFIA; The, O'Mahony of Kerry.

 

The London correspondent of the "Irish Independent" write?:—Mr. Pierce O'Mahony—or The O'Mahony of Kerry, to give him the title which he has lately assumed—informs me of the sad circumstances under which one of the former inmates of St. Patrick's Orphanage which he conducts at Sofia is leaving Dublin, where he, has been studying in the Medical School of Trinity College, for the seat of war in the Balkans. This student is named Athanas Blagoff, is aged 18, and is a native of Macedonia. His father about nine years ago was placed upon his trial by the Turkish authorities on a charge of rebelling, and when acquitted he was murdered by Turkish soldiers after leaving the courthouse His son passed with success the entrance examination at T.C.D., and learned English in a year. He wrote this week to Mr O'Mahony enclosing him a newspaper cutting stating that in his native village, Batchevo, the Bulgarians found 150 massacred bodies, this slaughter having been committed by Turks.

 

The number reported to have been slain represented, half the population of the village, and the young student is apprehensive lest the victims should include his mother and his sister. He wrote to Mr. O'Mahony that owing to the terrible suspense in which he remains concerning their safety he is unable to give his attention to his lectures and studies, and he requested permission to return to the Balkans to discover how they fared amidst the scenes of carnage.  Mr. O'Mahony felt unable to refuse his request, and has provided, him with the means of returning to his native land. The young man had finished his gymnasium course before leaving Sofia and it is possible that he may join the Bulgarian Army after he has learned the best or worst news concerning the members of his family.

 

The Liberator (Tralee) 1914-1939, Saturday, May 29, 1915; Page: 6

 

THE O'MAHONY AND THE CONSTABULARY.

 

At a recruiting meeting held in Bray on Monday The O'Mahony of Kerry addressed the meeting, and said there was at the disposal of the Government in Ireland one of the finest recruiting fields in the world—the Royal Irish Constabulary (applause). He said there were thousands of the Royal Irish Constabulary who were anxious to enlist, and who would be proud to enlist, in a second brigade of the Irish Guards, but the authorities were not only not encouraging , but were absolutely blocking the way. That was a crying shame. Here they had the most peaceful country probably in Europe, and yet the Government would not spare a few thousand recruits from this force for the purpose of this war. It was absurd. Talk of Ireland not doing her duty! In this respect, at any rate, it was not Ireland nor the Irish people, but the authorities who were not doing their duty (applause.)

 

 

 

St Idé - St Ita - Patroness

 

Saint Idé - or St Ita - was known as the foster mother of the saints of Ireland. Her name - idé - meant a thirst for holiness, and her feast day is on January 15th (next Monday).

 

Idé was born Deirdre, to noble parents in Deise, Waterford. She rejected an arranged marriage, instead professing vows to God. She left her father’s safe home and set out with some companions for the Ua Conaill territory in the West of Munster, the present Co. Limerick, to a place called "Cluain Creadhail" which some interpret to mean "Meadow of Faith" and which is now called Kileedy. Here she founded a convent and remained for the rest of her days.

 

 

 

Incredible 'Hypatia' Stone Contains Compounds Not Found in the Solar System

 

http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a15050414/incredible-hypatia-stone-contains-compounds-not-found-in-the-solar-system/

 

 

 

 

 

 News Jan 7 2018

 

WEDDINGS: Best wishes to Dan Leahy of Beenasbig who recently married Michelle Kearney of Moyvane and best wishes also to Mairead Tierney of Athea who married Shaun McEnery of Moyvane on December 30th. 

 

RAMBLING House in Knockanure on Thursday last, brought out singers, musicians and reciters from a wide district to entertain us.

2018 January 10 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS:  For Knockanure children will be at 10am in Knockanure Church on Sunday 14th January and at 11am in Moyvane Church for the children of Murhur N.S.  The theme of this Mass is ‘We listen to God’s Word’.  It is important that all children, parents/guardians are at this Mass.

 

UNDERGROUND CABLE; Phase 1 installation of the underground electricity infrastructure between The Creamery to Ahavoher Bridge starts on Wednesday 17th 2018. A dedicated Liaison Officer Alan Quinn will deal with any issues or queries people may have in relation to the work.  His phone number is 086/4600223.  

 

FR. KEVIN’S FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Knockanure on Thurs 11th Jan.  Moyvane & Duagh on Fri 12th Jan.

 

FUNDRAISER FOR FR. MARTIN MCCORMACK:  An Afternoon Tea Dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, January 14 to raise funds for Fr. Martin McCormack’s Projects in Swaziland.  Fr. Martin, who is from Ballydesmond is a member of the Salesian Missionaries based in Pallaskenry.

 

DEVELOP the old Convent in Abbeyfeale is said to cost €3-€3.5 million to complete such a large scale project.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON The 3rd Tuesday, in Lixnaw. DEDICATED TO THE LATE FR. PAT MOORE. During the service and through the medium of CD’s people will hear the familiar and powerful witnesses given by the late Fr. Pat on local radio and at Lixnaw devotions.

 

MEDIA were constantly highlighting sad incidents during the Christmas Season, no notice was taken of the millions who were refreshed by the Christmas spirit.

 

DEATH took place on 30th December 2017 of Maureen Egan (nee Stack), Ballinvulla, Ardagh, and formerly of Stacks Carrickerry. In her 99th year. Predeceased by her husband Dan, brothers Tom, Liam (Lee) and sister Nan. survived by her Brigid (Griffin), John, Ann (Mallow), Mary (Liston), Nora (Madden), Gerardine (Ger, Mullingar), and Teresa (Lawlor), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Joan, sons-in-law Tom, Gerard, David, and Mike, nephews ,and nieces. Stack family original came from Knockanure.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Nellie Kelly, James Joy, Kathleen O’Brien, Brown Joe O’Connor, Pat Brosnan, Bishop Michael McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Jim Kennelly, Josie McNamara, Kitty Barry, Kathleen O’Connor, Mary Bourke, Michelle Foley, Paddy Mannix, Tim Leahy, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Jennifer Musa, Nellie O’Sullivan, Owen Liston, Sean O’Halloran, Noreen O’Connor, Mary O’Brien, Pats Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Timmy Nolan, Eddie Cunningham, Dan Mulvihill, Rebecca Roche. Moyvane Mass: Mon  8th at 7.30pm for Patrick Marchbank, Colorado (Rec Dec); Tues 9th  at 7.30pm for Ned Moore, Glenalappa; Wed 10th at  7.30pm for John Gregg, Aughrim & Dec of the Gregg & Hanrahan Families; Fri  12th  at 7.30pm for Mary O’Sullivan, Kilbaha; Sat 13th  at 7.30pm for Mary Ellen O’Dea, Cooraclare Village (Rec Dec), and on Sun  14th  at 11.00am  mass for John Joe Behan, Aughrim. Mass Knockanure: Thurs 11th  at 7.30pm for Tom Barrett, London &  Knockdown Athea (Rec Dec) (brother to Joe Barrett, Carrueragh); Sat 13th  at 4.00pm for Sheila Nash, Knockanure (Months Mind), and on Sun 14th mass at 10.00am for        Michelle Foley, Kilmorna, & her grandfather Michael Keane.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF THE SAMARITIANS:  Wish to thank you for your continued support of their Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Church Collections.   €1139.05 was collected in Moyvane.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE – Tues 10am to 6pm.  MOYVANE:  Wed 10am to 7pm.

 

NEW MASS TIMES FOR 2018:  Mass times in Abbeyfeale have changed from January 1, 2018.   Saturday evening Mass will be at 6.30pm and Sunday morning Mass at 9.15am.  No change to the 12 noon Mass.   Holy days morning Mass 11am & 6.30pm

 

TALK: Dr. Patricia Kieran will present the Public Talk: “Exploring Family Life”, Tues. 9th January at 8pm in The Gleneagle, Killarney. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation towards the World Meeting of Families next August. All welcome to this free event.

 

JOBS: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service provides a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry, making home repairs affordable, for more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

 

STOP SMOKING: HSE,six week  Stop Smoking Course stating on Tuesday 23rd January in  The Family Resource Centre, Listowel, 7.00-8.00pm.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre – 0667134276; The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts Jan. 17th continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7pm-9pm. 

 

GLÓRACH NOTES:  an International Concert on Thursday, January 18, with an array of fantastic musicians lined up for the night.  On the drama front, rehearsals are well underway for the production of the Sam Cree play, Second Honeymoon.  Presented by the Abbeyside players, under the direction of Merce Hobson. For any queries or bookings call 0871383940.

 

 ADULT LEARNING CENTRE ( OLD TECH):  A Level 5 (Full Award) Course starting in January in Childcare early care and education practice at the Further Education & Training Centre, Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale.  For further inquiries 068 31198.

 

SWIM: A large crowd at Glin Pier on Christmas Day for the annual swim, this year’s Charity Swim is on Saturday 21st July.

 

EXHIBITION: The 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will run from 10th – 13th January 2018 at the RDS, Dublin 550 unique student projects. 2,031 projects were submitted by students across the island of Ireland.

 

In 1963 two physics researchers from the University College Dublin, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico, America. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born. BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 18 years.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to, Telephone 021 4277700,

 

 FINBAR WRIGHT CONCERT:  It’s 50 years next year since the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale was opened and to celebrate the Jubilee Year we are having Finbar Wright in Concert on Friday, February 9, 2018.  Tickets available at the following outlets in Abbeyfeale,

 

SCIENCE: Designer Minds will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. 1 hour of fun, hands-on, educational activities each week, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment. Starts week of 22nd Jan. Visit www.designerminds.ie or call 087 631 0411.

 

ACCORD: Offers an affordable professional counselling service with qualified, 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 phone 066 7186785.

 

FEAST: Jan 3rd, is the feast of St Munichin - one of the patron saints of Limerick diocese - the other being St Ita whose feast day is January 15th. On Saturday, Jan 6th, we celebrate that Jesus the Christ did not only come for the Jewish people, but for all of humanity - the three kings remind us of Gods universal invitation of love. On Sunday, Jan 7th, we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This moment where Jesus moved from private faith to public ministry - where he heard the Father say 'this is my son, the beloved, listen to him!'.

 

Jan 3 – St Munchin (Mainchin), c7th Century

 

https://www.catholicireland.net/saintoftheday/st-munchin-mainchin-c7th-century/

 

MISSION in Duagh starts with Vigil Mass on Saturday, 25thFeb. and end on Friday, March 2nd.

 

Public meeting for preparations in Duagh School on 10th Feb. at 7.30pm.

 

NEW GOSPEL CHOIR: The Kingdom Gospel Choir is starting up on Friday, January 12th 2018 at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.  No auditions required to join.  Male and female adults of all ages and all musical standards are welcome.  For more information contact Caoimhe on 0870669858.

 

ASH Wednesday falls on February 14.

 

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Tuesday, February 09, 1886; Page: 3

 

AN EXTRAORDINARY RAID Listowel, Saturday.

 

Particulars of an extraordinary raid for arms were received here on this morning, and on investigation at the several scenes of the operations of the moonlighters, the facts fully warrant the impression primarily formed that the affair, from it’s boldness of execution, far surpasses in sensational element the average record of Kerry moonlighting. The district over which the raid was effected is called Islandanny, situate between Tralee and Listowel, and some four miles from the latter place. Hitherto this particular part of the county appears to have been free from disturbance of any kind, and in the present case  the plan of operations differs considerably from similar raids in other parts of the county, inasmuch as there does not appear in the programme the slightest threat or violence on the part of the raiders with the enforcement of their object, which was purely for the robbery of arms. The following is a full statement of the facts of this remarkable affair, so far as it is possible to learn them :—At or about A quarter to nine o'clock on Friday night, a party of three or four men, armed and disguised, appeared at the house of a man named Relihan, living at Kilcaragh, in the district already mentioned, and informed him that they wanted a horse and cart with all possible haste. Relihan, who was greatly frightened by the appearance of the visitors, displayed considerable promptness in complying with their wishes, without, it would seem, inquiring further into their business than that they required his horse ; but he subsequently became aware of what their intentions were, the River Feale, which at this place divide; the baronies of Clanmaurice  and Irraghticonnor, can be easily forded, and the object of the party in providing Relihan's horse was to cross the river with the view to pursuing an expedition  for arms against the farmers on the Clanmaurice side. Relihan was compelled to ford the river with his horse, conveying across a party of nineteen men who were waiting at the river. He describes ten of the party as being armed with guns, while all were disguised The raiders were next heard to have turned up at the house of  man named Daniel Keane, of Islandanny. Keane and his family were all in bed, and it was only after having knocked at the door several times that the raiders gained admission. Keane opened the door, whereupon, a lot of the party entered, and seeing a gun hanging over the fireplace one of them, without further ceremony possessed himself of it, whereupon they departed. Keane, it would seem, rather congratulated himself on the cheap riddance, and returned to his repose, which had been so rudely interrupted. The gun was empty, and Keane had no ammunition in the house. The house of a farmer named John Brosnan, who lives only a short distance away was next visited. The family were in bed also and on Brosnan being waked up and apprised of the object of the visit, he rendered up possession of his gun to the party without any remonstrance, evidently deeming it the most prudent policy under the circumstances to adopt. No threat or violence of any kind was offered, and the party, having obtained the gun, went off without giving further annoyance. The moonlighters next turned up at the house of a farmer named Denis Brosnan, of Knocknacaragh, distant about a mile from the last-mentioned place, and having after some trouble aroused the family they got a gun, and as in the previous cases did not offer the slightest intimidation or violence. The house of John Meade was next visited, where the party also got possession of a gun as in the previous cases. Patrick Carroll, who lives about three quarters of a mile distant, was also relieved of a fowling-piece, after which Thomas Connor and Daniel Lane were respectively visited and had their guns taken from them. It was very fur advanced in the night when these latter houses were, visited, and the people felt so much terrified that they did not think of offering even the slightest objection to the demands of the raiders. Lane's house appears to have been the termination of the night's operations, for here the poor farmer was compelled to get his horse and cart in readiness and re-convey to the Iraghticonnor side of the Feale, from where they first set out, the midnight adventurers. Here the party is said to have dispersed, so, at least, Lane imagines, and the fact that their calls did not extend to any parties on that side of the river confirms his belief. The district travelled by the party during the night was pretty extensive, but probably, owing to the lateness of the hour, the affair did not reach the ears of the authorities in Listowel until the following day, when District Inspector Tyacke, accompanied by police, visited the area of operations. (See paper for a little more)

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE Church, By Gabriel Fitzmaurice

 

 

 

A place of worship, simple and austere:

 

'Sixties architecture past its date.

 

I wonder what it is that draws me here

 

To a building local people seem to hate.

 

The church of their affection, knocked, made way

 

For "The garage on the hill" in its design -

 

Bare brick, flat roof, no steeple, here I pray.

 

The spirit of this building's kin to mine.

 

 

 

My God's a God who strips me in this place -

 

No covers here, the lines are stark and spare;

 

Through the years, I've grown into this space

 

Where work of human hands raised art to prayer,

 

The same the builders raised up once at Chartres

 

But plainer here, an answer to my heart.

 

 

 

FREE STATE: Following the foundation of the Irish Free State It becomes clear that to progress industrially, Ireland would have to develop and use its natural resources. An Irish engineer, Dr. Thomas A. McLoughlin proposed damming the River Shannon and building an electric power station.

 

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2018 January 3 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

RAMBLING House on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

 

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 8th January 2018.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

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

 

CHRISTMAS: Great crowds attended all the masses in the parish, during the Christmas season, we are grateful to all who had an input in the preparation and celebration which will be memorable to all of us, as many worry about the changes that are to come.

 

DEATH took place at Christmas 2017 of Mary Stack, nee Kennelly born over 90 years ago, daughter of Jerry Kennelly and Mary Moloney of Knockanure. Mary went to England and married her neighbour Pat Stack of Moyvane, who predeceased her, her son Austin also predeceased her. Mary is survived son Jerry and daughters Theresa, Margaret,  and Hellen and grandchildren.

 

DEATH took place on Christmas Day 2017 of Willie O’Connor of Kilmeaney, Kilmorna. Husband of Kate and father of Mary, Seamus, Declan and Triona, also survived by his grandchildren James, Alice, Gavin, Jamie, Molly, Maeve, Julia, and Ellie Mae, sons-in-law Gerald and John, daughters-in-law Noreen and Dana, brother-in-laws, and sister-in-laws. Requiem Mass on Thursday, the 28th of December, at Knockanure Church, celebrated by Fr. McNamara, P.P. assisted by Frs. McMahon, O’Callaghan and Sheehy, Noel Nash sang at the mass. Willie O’Connor was laid to rest afterwards on a very wet day in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel. A vintage tractor led the hearse from Knockanure Church. Willie was son of Jimmy O’Connor and Mary Ellen Hayes.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Francis Dowling, David Kennelly, Brendan Mulvihill, Peg O’Shea, Sr. Felicitous Joy, Sr. Noella Crowley, John Hanrahan, Timothy Donoghue, John Fealy, Mary Keane, Margaret Beardsley, Jimmy Lyons, Fr. Michael F Kennelly, Pat Mullane, Peg joy, Francis Thornton, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Dan Keane, John Francie Ahern, Christopher O’Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Dermot Keane, Bill O’Connell, Fr. Denis Quirke, Dolly Hennessy, Catherine Ann Fitzpatrick, Michael Buckley, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Peg Werkman, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Mary Angela Harnett, Mick Barrett. Moyvane Mass; Friday 5th at 7.30pm for Bridget O’Brien and the 11 am mass on Sat. 6th is for Parishioners; Sat 6th feast of Baptism of our Lord mass at 7.30 for Bridget Holly, Emma and her husband Jack also for Johnny Holly and all deceased of the Holly Family of the Village; Sunday 7th at 11am Mass for Donal Cunningham, his sister Breda and her husband, Andy Thomas. Knockanure Mass; Sat. 6th, at 10am, special intention and Sunday 7th at 10am for Theresa and Michael Bambury.

 

NEW YEARS DAY special mass in Moyvane at noon for all families, Feast of Mary Mother of God.

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6th The Epiphany of the Lord is a Holyday of Obligation.

 

LIVE CRIB IN DUAGH: Located behind St Brigid’s church, the crib will remain open to the public until Sunday January 7, 2018. Open daily 10.00am to 9.00pm.

 

ADORATION: Knockanure, Tuesday 2nd Jan from 10am to 6pm.  Moyvane, resuming on Wednesday 10th Jan from 10am to 7pm. 

 

THUNDER: Many have been describing the rude awakening they received early in the morning last week, when the sound of thunder shook their house.

 

CREDIT Union Athea will re-open on Thursday, January 4th.

 

THE HOPE FOUNDATION WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING:  in aid of the Street Children Of Calcutta in the Meadowlands Hotel on Saturday January 6th from 10am to 12 noon.

 

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK Due to the adverse weather conditions on St. Stephen’s Day it has been decided to give people a second opportunity to walk on New Year’s Day, departing from The Brogue Inn at 11.30am. Everyone is welcome and donations and sponsorship cards accepted on the day. More information from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075. 

 

TALK: Dr. Patricia Kieran will present the Annual Public Talk, Tuesday the 9th January at 8pm in the Gleneagle Killarney.

 

FUNDRAISER FOR FR. MARTIN MCCORMACK:  An Afternoon Tea Dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, January 14 to raise funds for Fr. Martin McCormack’s Projects in Swaziland.

 

NEW MASS TIMES FOR 2018:  Mass times in Abbeyfeale will change from January 1, 2018.   Saturday evening Mass will now be at 6.30pm and Sunday morning Mass will be at 9.15am.

 

GLÓRACH NOTES:  On Wednesday, January 3 screening the 2015 film, Brooklyn.  Based on the Colm Tóibín novel.

 

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

 

 ST. ITA’S DAYCARE CENTRE:  The Day Care Centre located near the Church and beside the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale hosts two open days every week.  An open invitation has been issued to anyone who would like to join them for a four course lunch on Tuesdays and Wednesdays followed by dancing, bingo, cards and afternoon tea.

 

FR. SEAN: Ardfert Retreat Centre:  - 0667134276  The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts Jan. 17th continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7pm-9pm.

 

WRENBOYS are fast disappearing from the locality, we will miss them.

 

WALK: Over 200 people of all ages had a most enjoyable 10km walk or cycle along the old railway from Barnagh(N21) to Newcastle West on Wednesday 27  December 2017. The event was organised by Great Southern Trail Ltd.,

 

CHOIR: The Kingdom Gospel Choir:  The Kingdom Gospel Choir is starting up on Friday, Jan. 12th 2018 at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.  No auditions required to join.  Male and female adults of all ages and all musical standards are welcome.  For more information contact Caoimhe on 0870669858.

 

TALK: Dr. Patricia Kieran to present on “Exploring Family Life”. The Public Talk will take place on Tuesday 9th January at 8pm in The Gleneagle, Killarney. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Patricia is a lecturer in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in the Department of Learning Society and Religious Education. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation towards the World Meeting of Families taking place next summer.

 

 DEATH: Jerry Yellin, who flew the last combat mission of World War II and later helped fellow veterans overcome their trauma, has died 21 Dec 2017, in Florida from lung cancer. He was 93.

 

He was a lieutenant in the 78th Fighter Squadron of the U.S. Army Air Forces, was leading an attack on Japanese airfields on Aug. 15, 1945 when Emperor Hirohito announced Japan’s surrender.

 

PRAYER: Israel's agriculture minister called for a prayer rally to bring rain to the drought-stricken country.

 

THOUGHT: It is best to be with those in time that we hope to be with in eternity. -Thomas Fuller.

 

AWARE Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary. www.aware.ie

 

THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILES takes place in Dublin in August 2018. A limited number of copies of the World Meeting of Families Icon are available at the back of the Church. Families are asked to place the icon on the Christmas dinner table or in another prominent place in their home and to pray together the official prayer for families which is printed on the back of the icon. Early registration at www.worldmeeting2018.ie will ensure a place at all of the main events.

 

DRURY snippets from School Folklore Collection 1937 ‘38.

 

School Collection page 336

 

Richard was asked to make a poem about it and this was the song he made.

 

Ladies and gentlemen let ye all look around There is a rogue on the top and four on the ground.

 

Don’t lay your hands on the coffin, because the soul is on a journey. Old Nick is at law and he wants an attorney

 

Obtained by Patrick Fennel, Tarmons from Patrick Sweeney Tarmons.

 

 

 

Listowel Collection; Once upon a time Paddy Drury the poet was very drunk and he was coming out of Limerick. He was eating a loaf of bread and he saw a woman with a little dog. The woman called him and asked him to throw the dog a bit and paddy caught the dog by the tail and threw the dog over the ditch. Told by M Ahern O’Connell’s Avenue. Written by T Ahern, O’Connell’s Ave.

 

 

 

Knockanure School collection; Billy Drury aged 70 years Carrueragh, down in Carrueragh in the middle of a wild mountain called Moanveinleac there is a big hole known as Poll Piobaire. It is believed that there was a piper drowned there long ago, and the noise of the water beside the hole ever since resembles the music of the piper’s band. The place beside the hole is a desolate spot in the mountain.

 

 

 

Told by William Drury aged 67 years on 7-2- 1938; Fields, The Horse Field, this is a field where horses are kept by Edmond Stack of Carrueragh, he also has the Sheep field where sheep were kept long ago.

 

The Kiln Field is in Con Nolan’s land.

 

William Drury used make baskets and chairs; Patrick Doody still alive aged 69 used make baskets and Patrick Lynch used make chairs, all lived at Carrueragh.

 

 

 

Forty sheep a shepherd and his dog went out a gap, how many feet were there; Ans, The mans two feet; Twenty sick sheep went out a gap one died, how many came back, Ans, 19.

 

Collected by Dan Sweeney age 14 in 6th class.

 

Billy Drury told of a man sending for the priest three times and then dying suddenly as the priest was leaving the house. He also mentions that the mountain was 100 feet higher 115 years ago and it is lowering every year, there is a blue hole which drains the bog by a sub terrain.

 

William tells about Kilmorna house which was in ruins, it was built over 380 years ago, The home of the O’Mahony’s, only two walls standing. There were beautiful terraces and an avenue about half a mile long, there was three lodges, the coach house and stables are still intact

 

 

 

Patrick Drury Coilagurteen aged 77 Labourer 7 12 1937 told the following about Timothy Moloney of Coilagurteen who walked from home to Tralee in 8 hours. Leaving Tralee very drunk at 6pm, when he was about 3 miles from Listowel he slept and the night was freezing and he froze to the road, they had to pull him from the road with ropes when his brothers found him, his hair stayed stuck to the road. Collected by William Broder aged 12 years.

 

 

 

Paddy Drury the poet was going home one day. He met two priests on his way. One of the priests gave him sixpence and Paddy said God bless you father, the other priest gave him a shilling and Paddy said God on high bless you father. The priest that gave Paddy the sixpence asked him what was the difference between God bless you and God on high bless you. Well father said Paddy there is sixpence, Told by W Moore, Charles Street Listowel.

 

 

 

There was the story, that a shopkeeper would always so no. So one of Paddy’s friends went in and asked for a piece of cake and she  said no, so Paddy went in later and said Sure you won’t refuse me Miss and she said no.

 

 

 

Another story of Paddy observing a man sticking out his head out the window of the stop storey and remarked that was a fine house. The man said that it was only a stable, Drury said that he thought so two, when he saw the ass sticking his head out.

 

 

 

More from Paddy Drury; A little white horse on a heap of stones, when he eats a bite he always groans. Answer a gun.

 

A Bridge and a river without a stick, or a stake, or a stone, Ans. Rainbow.

 

As white as a sheet, as green as a leek, as red as a rose, as black as the crows. Ans. Blackberry.

 

A Flock of white sheep upon a red hill. Here they go, there they go, and now they stand still. Ans your teeth.

 

 

 

John B Keane wrote often about the Drury family in the Leader.

 

 

 

Drury Family

 

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Racing Ballyheigue 2017

 

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WHAT YEAR IS THIS: If you had walked through the streets Bethlehem or Rome asking people on the first Christmas Eve, “What year is this,” the answers you’d hear might vary. The Sun numbers our days, the Moon tracks our months, and the seasons indicate the passage of years, but answering what year it is requires people to make reference to some shared historical event.

 

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