2019 June 26 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK - takes place this year on Wed. 3rd July. The bus will be leaving Knockanure at 7.30am, Moyvane 7.35am and Tarbert 7.45am. Please contact Margaret Carmody on 087- 2976304 or Nuala Carmody on 068-36166 to book your place.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Ronan Duffy, Moyvane, who won two Gold Medals at the Special Olympics held at CIT Cork recently. He won one in the 50m race and the other for a soft ball throw. Thanks to Martin Trench, his coach, who trains all the North Kerry Eagles, thanks also to the volunteers, who fundraise and help out, they are essential for the games. Ronan is son of Ronan and Joanne Duffy.

 

Congratulations to Conor Cox on receiving his first Connaught medal recently.  His mother is Ann Mulvihill from Church Road, Moyvane.

 

Congratulations to Kelly Enright on being selected on the Kerry Primary Games Team at half time in Munster Final on Saturday last. This is a great achievement, all in Scoil Chorp Chriost are very proud of Kelly.

 

ARÁS MHUIRE NURSING HOME:  wish to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection last weekend.  Amount raised Moyvane €477.30 and Knockanure €200.

 

SENIOR CITIZENS:  Annual Church Gate Collection on 29th/30th June both in Moyvane and Knockanure.  A brief meeting of members will take place in the Marian Hall on Monday 24th June at 7pm to organize collectors. 

 

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday 2nd & Wednesday 3rd July. Time 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

 

DEATH recently of Fr. Willie Stack, St. Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Doon, Tralee, Calabar (Nigeria), Galway, Castleisland, Grenada (West Indies) and Cork.

 

DEATH has occurred of Tommy O'Connor, Fairylawn, Loughill, and formerly of Tarmons, Tarbert, on June 17th 2019. Survived by his wife Mary, sons Pat (Abbeyfeale), Tom (Monagea) and Kieran, daughters Mary (Abbeyfeale), Brigid (Ballylanders) and Anne (Cappamore), brother John, sister Tessie, sons-in-law Connie, Frank and Eoin, daughters-in-law Grainne, Catriona and Maura, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law.

 

Requiem Mass for Tommy was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Loughill on Thursday (June 20th). Interment immediately afterwards at Loughill Cemetery.

 

DEATH has taken place of Gerald Tierney of 22 Woodgrove, Moyvane, and Formerly of Knockfierna, Ballingarry, died on June 13th, 2019. Predeceased by his partner Maureen, his sisters Rose and Monica and his brothers Benedict and Sean. He is survived by his sisters Anne Moran, Ballingarry and Philomena Griffiths U.K., brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Maggie Kennelly, Tom Manaher, Denis Lane, Nora Buckley, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, John Joe McElligott, Jeremiah O’Connor, Bess Horgan, Jim Galvin, Seamus Vaughan, John Joe Barrett, Mass Moyvane; Fri 28th at  7.30pm for Kitty Brassil, Lower Aughrim (Months Mind); Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Tom & Maggie Kennelly, Knockanure, and Sun 30th 11.00am mass for James McNamara, Asdee (Rec Dec)

 

Knockanure Mass: Mon                24th at 7.30pm for Nora Buckley, New York & Bawnaraha (1st Anni), and Mass Sun 30th at 10.00am for Tom Molyneaux, Meen, (Rec Dec).

 

OFFERTORY BOXES:  It would help if people could collect their Offertory Box after all Masses.  The new boxes will begin on Sunday July 7th. 

 

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:  Commencing on Monday ‘Thought for the Day’ on Radio Kerry will be presented by the pupils of Murhur N.S.

 

PRIMARY SCHOOLS; On June 19th, the 6th class students of Murhur N.S graduated,  Áine Shine, Aoibhín McCarthy, Cara Stack, Cillian Hannon, Jacinta Roche, Jack Quinn, James Horgan O’Brien,  Matty Quinn, Molly O’Regan. Farewell to Mr. Freddie Galvin  was on Murhur staff for the past three years. Mr. Galvin is moving to Tullamore, Co. Offaly  at the end of the summer – we wish him every success. Former pupil of the school Deborah O’Flaherty has been appointed as the new permanent teacher while Mrs. Mary B Curtin has been appointed deputy principal. Mrs. Quill will take up the role of Assistant principal.  Mrs. Marie O’Regan. Principal.

 

KNOCKANURE: On June 21st, the sixth class boys and girls bid farewell to Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure. They are Aoife Walsh, Clodagh Donegan Ward, Kelly Enright, Grace McMahon, Fionn Stack, Harry O Connor, Aaron Whyte, Aaron Flavin and Ben Sweeney. In the years to come they will appreciate all the work involved in preparing them for the future.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE: The planned commencement date for works on the L1021 from Bambury’s cross to Gale Bridge is 24th June till 28th June. These works are for passing bays only and the road will remain fully opened. Please contact Vince on 087/9980226 or Pádraig on 086/6072159 if you have any queries.

 

RALLY for Life in Dublin on Sat 6th July at 2.pm. contact 087 6590551.

 

HORSE and Pony Racing in Athea on 30th of June.

 

TRIPS: The Annual Athea Day Trip will take place on Tuesday, July 16th visiting Derryglad Folk and Heritage Museum, also shopping time in Athlone. Bus leaving Newcastle West at 7.45am via Templeglantine, Abbeyfeale, Athea 8.15 am Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Adare, South Court. For further information contact Marie Wrenn 087-7674832

 

Loughill/Ballyhahill Parish Outing will take place on July 9th to the National Stud and Japanese Gardens and Newbridge Centre. Any queries to Lizzie Woulfe at 087 7435267 or Eileen O’Farrell at 086 3439036.

 

TRAIL: On 21st June 2019 State funding of €3.5 million for a 10.5km extension of the GST from the Limerick/Kerry Border to Listowel plus a further €3m for the 10km Tralee to Fenit Greenway has been announced.

 

LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES 2019; St. Michael’s, Tuesday June 25th at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul II, Wednesday, June 26th at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery, Thursday, June 27th at 8.00 p.m

 

BALLYDONOGHUE  BARDIC FESTIVAL  annual fundraising  Coffee Morning on Saturday,   June 29th, Tomaisin's,  Lisselton,  11.00am - 1.00pm. Everybody welcome.

 

TRIAL: Tarbert  Bridewell - launch the new Digital Audio System and Audio Visual of the trial of Thomas Dillon by the Tarbert Theatre Players on Sat. 29th June at 2pm at the Bridewell, from 2pm to 4pm and enjoy a tour of the Exhibition free of charge.  All are welcome.

 

RETIRED Councillor Liam Purtill, celebrated his retirement recently in Ballylongford Hall.

 

 LOCAL ARTIST ON RTE 1:  Brian O'Rourke is a local, award winning artist, on documentary  called Exhibitionists: Road to The RHA and will be shown on RTE1 on June 27 at 10.15pm.

 

HARNETT REUNION:  Three weeks to go.   We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.   Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn. Further information 087 2500929.

 

BOOK LAUNCH: Pat McLoughlin from Newcastle West is about to publish his second book of short stories ‘From Head to Tale’. The book will be launched by Patrick O Donovan TD, Minister of State at the Department of Finance, Public Expenditure and Reform, on Friday, June 28 at 7.30 in the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West.

 

BOOK: Abbeyfeale born, Brendan Lynch has published a book to commemorate the landing of Alcock and Brown at Connemara on June 15th 1919, details from 01 830 2511.

 

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.  

 

SUMMER CONCERTS AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE:  We are delighted to announce that well known Irish soprano Regina Nathan will be appearing at the Glórach Theatre on Friday, July 5 at 8 pm.  , please contact 0871383940.

 

NEW CLUB:  A Tuesday Club is starting in Knocknagoshel Community Centre on Tuesday, June 25 and every other Tuesday from 11am - 3pm.  Contact Betty on 087 2153796 or Breda on 087 9447674 or turn up on day. 

 

CAMP: Moyvane Summer Camp runs from 8th to 11th of July for age 4 to 12 years, time 10am to 2pm, details from Liam at 087 3139 176.

 

 TIDY TOWNS - Adjudication has commenced, please help the householders and businesses in ensuring that houses and their surroundings are well presented.

 

MONTHLY TEA DANCE AT HIBERNIAN BAR on Sunday June 30th.  All proceeds from dance will go towards St. John’s Church renovation Fund.

 

TRACTOR SKILLS COURSE: Listowel Mart for 14-16 year olds.  Contact 066 71242788.

 

LEARNING TO WALK WITH YOUR SENSES: Monday to Friday 24th -28th June at 9.30 p.m. sharp for one hour at Killarney House Courtyard. 

 

LOUGH DERG 9th to 11th July, details from 087 3966 399.

 

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Registration will take place in St Marys Boys School on Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 3rd July from 7pm – 8 pm,  please ring 087-2788834.

 

ANNUAL SACRED HEART NOVENA: In preparation for the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart, which takes place on Friday next, June 28th  – we continue our  Novena to the Sacred Heart. There will be leaflets at the back of the church. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8.00pm-9.30pm. Sacred Circle Dance - To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4.00pm. Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th July. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn,  a guided participative experience open to all,  Fri. 26th to Sun. 28th July. Foyer Of Charity Silent Retreat: Preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Mon. 5th to Sun.11th Aug. Enquiries contact: Helen 086 1678027 or hellywilliams@gmail.com Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

 

FR. SEAN SHEEHY has written a book on Faith, Prayer & Worship. Suggested donation is €10 which will go to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre for the new Purpose - built Dementia Day Care Unit that’s been built in Listowel.  They are on sale in the Parish Office, Listowel.

 

MEDJUGORJE: Group Leader Maura O’Keeffe Harksen  accompanied  by  Fr. Francis Nolan. September 10th2019. 7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport.  For information contact 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

 

MOVIE: Drive in Movies: Foynes will host the first ever American Retro Drive-In Movie event which will take place on July 6 and 7 as part of the entertainment to mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Foynes Flying Boat and Maritime Museum. 

 

SERVANT: In the 1911 Census of Ireland over 116,000 females were listed as 'servant' or were recorded as the child of a servant

 

NEW PRIEST in Abbeyfeale since  the  17th of  March,  Feast  of  St  Patrick  the  parishioners  of  Abbeyfeale  welcomed  Fr. Shoji Varghese. Fr. Shoji is a native of Kerala in southwest India and comes to the diocese of Limerick from the diocese of Thuckala.

 

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, June 09, 1989; Page: 20

 

By Tim Griffin (Sports in Kerry, see paper for much more)

 

The Kingdom of Kerry has seen the existence of many great athletic clubs down the years. Many of the best of them had a long association with the G.A.A. For example, as I grew up in Ballymacelligott, there was on distinction between GAA and athletic affairs in the parish. The GAA committee ran the athletic sports as one of its biggest days in the year.

 

But let me go back somewhat further in time. The oldest athletics club in Kerry of which I know is Knockanure, which believe it or not, was founded in 1840. This means that a 150th anniversary is due in 1990 and no doubt we will see some celebration out Knockanure way when staunch supporters of the sports there, like Jackie Cronin, Dan Keane, Father Tom McMahon, Jackie Murphy and Jim Collins, all with a lifetime of commitment to athletics, will honour the feats of men like the late Joe Sweeney, a champion cyclist of the thirties and the late Davy McMahon.

 

A mile or two up the road in Moyvane, the late Con Brosnan, of football fame, was also a big figure in athletic circles, as were Tom O'Connor and Moss O'Connell in a later era Duagh, too, have had a long association with the sport, firstly through the efforts of old time cyclist and official, the late Dermot O'Brien,  with able help from Tom Broderick. Some years later, the Duagh committee thrived thanks to men like Dan McAuliffe and the Dillon brothers, Diarmuid and Father Paul.

 

 

 

Listowel always had a thriving club with both athletics and cycling to the fore. "Jet" Carroll,

 

Pat Healy, Anthony Dowling, Jerome Murphy, Pat Kiernan (father of marathon star Jerry) and the late Gene Moriarty kept the flag flying three and four decades ago and were followed in more recent times by Moss Heffernan, Ned Carey, Donal and Bob O'Sullivan and Fr. Kiernan O'Shea, all great committee men. Brendan O'Shea and Jerry Kiernan both won Irish marathon titles.

 

Coolard and Lisselton have promoted athletics for many years, thanks to staunch workers like Tom Leane, Gus Cremins, Ned Bolger, George O'Donnell, Richie Kissane, Jerdie O'Connor and Maurice O'Mahony. The border town of Tarbert has remained on the athletics map because of men like Jim Friel and Desmond O'Connor and today it thrives with great youngsters ably looked after by John and Marie McGinley.

 

(Picture) Heirs to a proud tradition.... the committee of St. Bernadette's Athletic Club, Knockanure. Front row (from left): Anne Woods (treasurer), Hannah Mai Collins (secretary); Ann Mulvihill , Margaret Horgan (asst treasurer). Back row! Ted O'Connor, John Looney, Pat Mulvihill, Tony Horgan (PRO), Jim Collins (chairman), Jackie Cronin. Missing from photograph) Dan Keane (vice-chairman), Jerry Woods, Ted Keane, Larry McCaffrey (trainer).

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, October 16, 1971; Page: 4

 

MRS. PHILIP O’ROURKE formally Mai O'Connor of Main Street Listowel) has, just returned, to her adopted home in 148 Ullos,  San Francisco, after a very pleasant visit at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. James and Eileen Murray Of Main Street, Listowel. Before starting out in life in America, Mai had trained at Guys, Hospital, London, where she won some distinction as a young nurse. Her husband, Philip, who is a native, of Killarney, and frequently visits there, began life after leaving school, as a Radio Officer in the American Navy. Since his retirement he has been, actively engaged in the fortunes of the Radio Officers  Association, as its Vice-President which, it appears, is a demanding function. The O'Rourke’s have a daughter and son—Mrs. Deirdre Watson and Philip O'Rourke. Mr O'Rourke's sister, Miss Agnes O'Rourke, lives In Killarney.

 

 

 

FROM NEVADA—Twenty-five-years old Michael O'Rourke's life's ambition was to find out as much as he can about the Kirbys of Listowel from whom he had sprung and after getting his degrees in business management in a university in Nevada, he set out on the long journey from Reno, Nevada, to Listowel in high hopes of the success of his mission. But In Listowel he was unable to get any clue which would put him on the right road.

 

 

 

He visited the local cemetery where he made a thorough inspection of the graves and disheartened by his failure to discover a Kirby, he left and went down to the town. As he walked alone Main Street a very pleasant surprise awaited him He met a clergyman—Listowel-born Monsignor William McMahon who directed him to the home of a first-cousin of his father—Edward O'Connor of Island View, Listowel, where he got a welcome reception.

 

 

 

He learned of his great-grandfather, Michael Kirby, who had a drapery establishment in Main Street, many years ago and who had four sons In the priesthood (one of whom was a parish priest in Fossa, Killarney, some years ago).

 

Michael showed the writer an old photograph of a young and lovely girl who was his grandmother—Norah Kirby who had a rare and beautiful voice. Her father, Michael Kirby, sent her to Florence, Italy, to study singing under the best teachers. Having completed her studies she returned home to Listowel and then gaily and bravely left for America to become a singer.

 

On arrival, Norah stayed with her brother, Fr. Pat who was at the time, the Assistant Pastor of St. Agnes Church in San Francisco where she became a singing teacher instead. One of her pupils was a member of a well-known family named Jack O'Rourke, who stayed with his brother, Isaac William O'Rourke, Chief Veterinary Surgeon for the city of San Francisco {"Horses,"  said Michael, "were very important in 1897").  Well, it appears that Jack's voice became vastly improved in a short time and so did his affection for the charming Norah Kirby and in a short time they were married. Her son John was Michael's father. Michael left Listowel with numerous references and photographs of the old home of his great-grandfather and of the Butler Arms in Waterville, which had been owned by his , grand-aunt, Mary Kirby, who was later Mrs. Jones, who sold it to the, Huggards. The late Catherine Kirby,  Mrs O'Connor, mother of Mr Edward O'Connor was also daughter of  the late Ml. Kirby..

 

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Italian priest concelebrates his 100th birthday Mass with his 4 sons, also priests

 

https://aleteia.org/2019/06/17/italian-priest-concelebrates-his-100th-birthday-mass-with-his-4-sons-also-priests/

 

DEATH of Franco Zeffirelli on Saturday at the age of 96 marked the end of a movie-making era. The famed and prolific Italian director was known for lots of things — his joy of living, extravagant lifestyle and love for the opera and William Shakespeare.  He will also be remembered for is his deep Roman Catholic faith. He was also a man truly blessed by God. The world may have never have come to know his art had he not escaped death twice during his life. …

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2019/6/17/familiar-journalism-question-why-did-new-york-times-ignore-franco-zeffirellis-catholic-faith

 

 

 

Redemptorist Novena 2019

 

https://youtu.be/8NEarhNnTf4

 

 

 

JUST A THOUGHT; Do all you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the peoples you can, as long as ever you can.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMP: Moyvane Summer Camp runs from 8th to 11th of July for age 4 to 12 years, time 10am to 2pm, details from Liam at 087 3139 176.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it a miracle, medicine, or both? Judge for yourself. Greicy Schmitt, a Brazilian mother of three, recently shared her testimony of how her youngest son, Lazaro, was cured from cancer after the family invoked the intercession of St. Padre Pio. Her words were published on an Instagram account from Brazil dedicated to that great Italian saint, @opadrepio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story starts in October 2016, when a consecrated member of a local Catholic religious community called “The Way” (“O Caminho” in Portuguese) met the family after Mass at their parish. He asked them what their youngest son’s name was—Lazaro—and told them to pray to Padre Pio for him. The family hadn’t yet heard of the saint, but they immediately set about learning more about his life and adopted the devotion with enthusiasm.

 

 

 

https://aleteia.org/2019/06/05/this-familys-son-was-cured-from-cancer-with-the-help-of-st-padre-pios-intercession/

 

 

2019 June 19 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock from Knockanure, Moyvane and Tarbert takes place on Wednesday 3rd of July 2019, details from Margaret at 087 2976 304 and Nuala at 068 36166.

 

PADRE Pio   prayer meeting in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday June 18th at 7.30pm.

 

The witness will be given by Marie & Clare who hail from Omagh in Co. Tyrone.

 

CHIROPODIST will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wednesday 26th June. If you wish to attend please ring 087 7672172.

 

CAMP: Moyvane Summer Camp runs from 8th to 11th of July for age 4 to 12 years, time 10 am to 2pm, details from Liam at 087 3139 176.

 

OPEN AIR MASS Moyvane on Sun 23rd at 12noon followed by BBQ & entertainment.

 

MASS Moyvane; Wed 19th at 11.00am Graduation Mass for Murhur N.S.  All welcome and on Sat 22nd at 4.30pm, Biker’s Mass (remembering and honouring all those who have died as a result of motorbike accidents.  This Mass prayerfully supports all those who grieve their loss.  We pray for safety for all those who travel on motorbikes.  We also give thanks to those on the Blood Bike who travel the length and width of Ireland delivering blood and medical supplies to hospitals. Mass on Sun  23rd at 12noon, Mass of Thanksgiving (open air – weather permitting)

 

GRAVEYARD Masses – Lisselton - Mon. 17th June at 8pm; Gale – Thurs 20th June at 8pm.

 

DEATH occurred on June 8th 2019 of John Joe Barrett, Tarmons, Tarbert. Husband of the late Peggy, survived by son Tony, daughter-in-law Joan, granddaughter Shona, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass on Tuesday (11th) at Tarbert Church, Interment at Ahavoher Cemetery, Gale Bridge.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Eamonn Keane, Nancy Enright, Fr. Bill Prendiville, Bridget Stack Guidry, Sr. Aquilina Relihan, Laurene Kennelly, Donal Mulvihill, Tony Buckley, John Culhane, Jim Groarke, Michael O’Sullivan, Joan McLoughlin, Brendan Shanahan, Jim Cogan, Martin Whelan, Mass Moyvane; Mon a17th at 7.30pm for Con O’Connor, Glin Road & Birmingham; Thurs 20th at 7.30pm for Denis Nolan, his son P.J. & parents Patrick & Bridie, Kilmorna; Fri 21st at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen;

 

Mass Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Charles & Mary Finan & Fr. Chris Finan, Margaret McEneaney & her husband Peter.

 

MASS Knockanure; Fri 21st at 12noon, Graduation Mass for Scoil Chorp Chríost. All welcome.

 

And on Sun 23rd  at 10.00am, mass for Tom & Mary McNamara, Cooraclare Village (Anni)

 

FLEADH  Cheoil Chiarraí 2019 Milltown 19th - 23rd June.

 

BINGO: Fundraising Bingo  in Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sat 22nd June after 7pm mass.  All welcome.

 

GOLDEN Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Tom Crawford will celebrate his Golden Jubilee, Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm.

 

SUMMER OUTING:  Abbeyfeale Community Alert are travelling to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Tuesday, July 16. 

 

 BROTHERS OF CHARITY AT THE GLÓRACH:  We are delighted to be collaborating with the Brothers of Charity next week with local service users bringing a musical drama to the Glórach stage, takes place at the Glórach Theatre on the mornings of Wednesday June 19 and Thursday June 20.  Doors open at 11 am.

 

CEMETERY MASSES:  A reminder that our Cemetery Masses will take place on the following dates in August. AHAVOHER -Monday 5th August at 8pm               . KNOCKANURE -Tuesday 6th August at 8pm. MURHUR- Wednesday 7th August at 8pm.

 

Gale, Lisselton – Thurs 20th June at 8pm.

 

TUNE INTO NATIONWIDE ON RTE 1 Monday 17th at 7pm. to see Nationwide been broadcasted from Listowel Ireland’s Tidiest town.

 

 LOCAL ARTIST ON RTE 1:  Brian O'Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018.  He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE'S upcoming documentary on RTE1 on June 27 at 10.15pm.

 

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Next meeting Tuesday, June 18 at 8pm in Maple Lodge NCW.  Further information Mary Danagher 086 3514700.  New members welcome.

 

HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE:  A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.

 

 GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.   Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

 

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

 

 ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1.  We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

 

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR - New members welcome. Contact Mairead 086-8696341. Also, the recently launched CD of the choir is available from Listowel Parish Office.

 

RALLY FOR LIFE: 2pm Saturday July 6th, Dublin City Centre. Details of buses from Kerry and to book a seat contact 087 6590551.

 

THANKSGIVING SUNDAY

 

Sunday next, 23rd June, we will please God, weather permitting, have our Parish BBQ in the Presbytery grounds, Moyvane. food, music and fun events for the children.  Starting with open air Mass at 12noon.  The first Holy Communion children of 2019 will lead us in a procession starting at 11.45 from Moyvane Church.  All welcome.  (The usual Saturday evening Vigil at 7.30pm and Sunday’s 10am Mass in Knockanure will go ahead as normal – no 11am Mass). The 12noon open air Mass is a Mass of thanksgiving for one and all in our Parish and beyond who share their faith with us in the Parish.

 

RACING at Athea on 30th June.

 

FR. SEAN SHEEHY has written a book on Faith, Prayer & Worship. Suggested donation is €10 which will go to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre for the new Purpose - built Dementia Day Care Unit that’s been built in Listowel.  They are on sale in the Parish Office, Listowel.

 

ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP: at Listowel Family Resource Centre from July 1-August 17 inclusive.

 

The camp runs from 9.15am-1..15am daily. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

 

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE:  The L1013 (Bog Road). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 17thJune at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 21th June.  The road will be fully opened on weekend.  Info from Vince on 087 9980226.  Also the planned commencement date for works on theL1021 from Banbury’s cross to Gale Bridge is 17th June until 21st June. These works are for passing bays only and the road will remain fully opened.  Info from Pádraig on 086 6072159.                                                                                                                                                        

 

 HARNETT REUNION: Press Launch Leens Hotel Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm.   4 weeks to go.   We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.  Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing.  Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. The event is open to everybody.

 

MONTHLY TEA DANCE AT HIBERNIAN BAR on Sunday June 30th.  All proceeds from dance will go towards St. John’s Church Ballybunion renovation Fund

 

ST JOHN’S:  Thu 20th @ 11am- MAMMA- MIA -A short musical.  End of term performance by Kerry Parents and Friends, directed by Joe Burkett; Tues 25th -  Fri 28th - THE WIZARD OF OZ - End of term presentation by Theatrix Stage School directed by Jo Jordan. Details from 068 22566.

 

RETREAT: June Retreat Days at Glenstal Abbey  Mon 24th - One Day Retreat for Men.  Tues 25th - Silent Retreat Day for Women.  Wed 26th Day Retreat for Women (not silent).  Reflect, relax and pray in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Abbey.  Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of talks, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Meals and Refreshment breaks are included. Registration 10am. Finish 5pm.  Cost €45. For more information; 061-621005 events@glenstal.com/ www.glenstal.com/abbey

 

TAIZE: Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé –the diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France.  The group aged between 16-30 years will fly to Taizé on Sunday, June 23rd and return on Sunday, June 30th 2019.  We fly from Dublin airport to Lyons.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €500.  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email Tomás on tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.

 

SISTERHOOD OF ELIZABETH NUNS FROM BELARUS visited Listowel church  on Wednesday morning  12th  June for morning Mass. They had a display of handmade Icons, ceramics, decorations & other artefacts produced in the workshop in their convent.

 

https://youtu.be/UrzmEtPFyFw

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Sacred Circle Dance -To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4.00pm.Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri.12th to Sun. 14th July.

 

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP registration will take place in St Marys boys school Abbeyfeale on Wed 3rd July and also Thursday 4thJuly from 7pm –8 pm. All children need to be registered before camp. We also need 2 single rooms to accommodate visiting volunteers 087-2788834.

 

MOVING ON: Are you a woman looking for work in Kerry? Would you like to reach your full potential? If so, we can provide free training, support and links with employers. To find out if you are eligible or to book a place at our next information morning contact Lisa: lisaoflaherty@newkd.ie087 764 7446Moving On Open Morning: 10.00-12.00 Wed 19th June Aras an Phobail Tralee.

 

LEARNING TO WALK WITH YOUR SENSES –Anne Alcock Slow walking, meditative awareness. Includes sitting. Killarney House courtyard and lavender-Garden Choose any morning(s) Mon –Fri24thto 28thJune9.30 sharp. I hour. Facilitator/instruction Anne Alcock Pre booking necessary–daily numbers limited to 20. 085 801 7973

 

VOCATIONS AFTER NOON Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Saturday June 29th   2 -4.30 pm, for young women considering a vocation Email: vocationspoorclarescork@gmail.com www.poorclarescork.ie

 

Walking the bog road              

 

https://youtu.be/-pC9GcyKr10

 

TRUMP: On Tuesday, June 18, at 8pm ET, President Trump will kick off his 2020 campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida.

 

HOLY WELLS DAY: Sunday June 16th. Visit a local Holy Well and pray in thanksgiving for the gift of water. O God of All Creation, teach us how to protect water on which all living things depend, plants, animals, fish, birds, humans. Help us to ensure that water may always flow freely and purely for all your creation. May your Spirit soften our hearts and enlighten us so that we may act responsibly to protect water, the vital  source  of  life  in  our  common  home. Amen.  

 

150 YEARS OF ST. JOHN’S CHURCH Tralee.  Next year, 2020, will mark the 150th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church. A meeting will be held in the Parish Centre on Wednesday June 26th at 7.30pm to get ideas on how to mark this special occasion. All welcome.

 

MUSEUM: The Irish Emigration Museum has become a must-see for every visitor to Dublin. And now it has been voted Europe's Leading Tourist Attraction for 2019 at The World Travel Awards, The Dublin docklands museum won over attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Rome's Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower. And this June, with our exclusive 2 For 1 ticket offer, there has never been a better time for Ireland Reaching Out member to visit this innovative museum, which honours the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world.

 

PAPERS: Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, March 08, 1930; Page: 6

 

KNOCKANUFE WEDDING BELLS.

 

MARRIAGE OF PROMINENT REPUBLICAN.

 

The marriage took place on Saturday morning at Knockanure Church, of Mr. Patrick O’Callaghan, N.T., Knockanure to Miss Bessie Cronin, Knockanure, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. M. Keane, P.P. Newtownsandes, who afterwards celebrated Nuptial Mass, only a few immediate friends being present owing to recent bereavements in both the bride and bridegroom's families.  Miss J. Cronin, Listowel was bridesmaid and Mr D Daly, N.T. Listowel was best man. The bride, who is well-known in Republican circles in North Kerry was an active member of Cumman Na mBan during  the Anglo-Irish and Civil Wars. The bridegroom, who is a native of Dingle and a native Irish speaker is principal in the Knockanure Boys' School and is very well known throughout Kerry and West Limerick. A lifelong Separatist, he was interned in 1922 and 1923. Mr. O'Callaghan is secretary of the Kerry Dail Ceantair Sinn Fein and Chairman of the North Kerry Republican Soldiers' Memorial Committee.

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, Saturday, April 06, 1957; Page: 10

 

Sunday independent

 

FOR Sale. Irish Terrier Bitch. 2-yearsold. first-class pedigree, no faults, £5 or nearest. Apply Cronin. Knockanure. Co. Kerry. FOR Sale 4 pedigree Wire-haired Fox Terrier Puppies, 3 male. 1 female; great pets. 8 weeks old. Box 22214.

 

 

 

Irish Independent 1905-current, 18.02.1959, page 15

 

IRISH Terrier puppies for sale, pedigree, dogs, £3. bitches £2. Cronin, Knockanure, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

 

 

 

Irish Independent 25 June 1960 p19

 

 IRISH Terrier male Puppy for sale, pedigree. 3 months old, £4; beauty: Cronin, Knockanure, Moyvane.

 

Irish Independent 1 Nov. 1962

 

COCKER Spaniel Puppies for sale; pure bred; 6 weeks old; males.£3. Cronin. Knockanure, Moyvane. FOR sale, two Golden Cocker Bitches, 11 months, very well bred. B. McCoy, Hale Street. Ardee.

 

 

 

Evening Herald 1891-current, Monday, November 05, 1962; Page: 14

 

CHAMPION-bred Cocker-spaniel, blue roan Puppies for sale. Registered I.K.C., 8 weeks. Woodlyn Princess by Lickbla Barney. Price 10 gns. each. Mrs. M. O'Brien, Dormstown House, Navan. DX6 COCKER Spaniel Puppies for sale; pure bred; 6 weeks-old; males £3. Cronin Knockanure, Moyvane.  COCKER Pups, show standard, outstanding quality, male, female. Call 216 Lower Kimmage Road.

 

 

 

Limerick Leader 1905-current, 07.11.1964, page 25

 

For sale, 1 cwt of Garlic at 1/6 per lb; 1 cwt Shallots at 6s per st.- Cronin, Knockanure, Moyvane.

 

Some more history

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/

 

 

 

 

CAMP: Moyvane Summer Camp runs from 8th to 11th of July for age 4 to 12 years, time 10am to 2pm, details from Liam at 087 3139 176.

 

 

 

 

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €4700 jackpot on Friday 7th June. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 16, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. M & M Mangan, Lyreacrompane; 2. Mary Wallace, Glin; 3. Donie Lynch, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Rose Costello, Kilmorna, and

 

 

 

5. Edward Bermingham, Westmeath. Next draw on Friday 14th June with jackpot up to €4800.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it a miracle, medicine, or both? Judge for yourself. Greicy Schmitt, a Brazilian mother of three, recently shared her testimony of how her youngest son, Lazaro, was cured from cancer after the family invoked the intercession of St. Padre Pio. Her words were published on an Instagram account from Brazil dedicated to that great Italian saint, @opadrepio.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The story starts in October 2016, when a consecrated member of a local Catholic religious community called “The Way” (“O Caminho” in Portuguese) met the family after Mass at their parish. He asked them what their youngest son’s name was—Lazaro—and told them to pray to Padre Pio for him. The family hadn’t yet heard of the saint, but they immediately set about learning more about his life and adopted the devotion with enthusiasm.

 

 

 

https://aleteia.org/2019/06/05/this-familys-son-was-cured-from-cancer-with-the-help-of-st-padre-pios-intercession/

2019 June 12 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 14th June at 10am.  To book please phone Noreen on 49238.

 

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock from Knockanure, Moyvane and Tarbert takes place on Wednesday 3rd of July 2019, details from Margaret at 087 2976 304 and Nuala at 068 36166.

 

SCHOOL: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following vote of sympathy was passed - To the Molyneaux Family Knockanure on the death of Tom Molyneaux Meen Listowel.

 

BEST WISHES to Maureen Sweeney (née Flavin) originally from Knockanure, she was at Blacksod weather station in Mayo in June 1944. At the age of 21 prevented the loss of many soldier’s lives on the beaches of Normandy with the help of her weather forecast. Her readings pinpointed a short window of opportunity that Eisenhower needed to launch his D-Day invasion, thereby led to end of the war. Maureen now aged 96, told her story in a documentary on RTE on Thursday last June 6th, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Johnny Cronin of Moyvane who recently married Sarah McGrath at Séipéal San Nioclás, Ring, Dungarvan, the reception was held at Park hotel Dungarvan.

 

Congratulations also to Bolka Family on the birth of their Baby Girl Amelia.

 

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS GROUP: would like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection – Knockanure €189.90 and Moyvane €545.  

 

SYMPATHY: To Tony Kiely & family, Woodgrove on the death of his bother Joseph who died on 17th May 2019 in Limerick. To Ann O’Keeffe & family, Trien on the death of her brother Tony Foley, Carrigaline, Cork.  Funeral Mass was celebrated in Carrigaline on Saturday 8th June 2019.

 

DEATH on the 3rd June, 2019, of Anne Dillon (née Stack), 62 Church Street, Listowel and late of Carrueragh, Kilmorna. Predeceased by her sister Bríd O'Connor. Survived by her husband Liam, son Éamon, daughters Colette and Áine, grandchildren Tomás, Liam, Dara, Art, Anna and Evie, brothers Willie and Brendan, sister Sr. Stella, sons-in-law David O'Connor & Stephen O'Sullivan, daughter-in-law Hazel, brothers-in-law Dónal O'Connor & Noel Dillon, sisters-in-law Kathleen & Christine Stack, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Anne Dillon was celebrated in Listowel Church on Thursday morning, with burial afterwards in St. Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.

 

DEATH has taken place of Tom Molyneaux, Meen, Listowel, (suddenly) on the 24-05-2019 at University Hospital Kerry. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, brothers Mossie and Richie, sisters Mary, Anne and Theresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

 

Requiem Mass for Tom was celebrated on Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, Listowel, burial afterwards in St Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O’Dwyer, Sr. Helen Keane, Liam Cronin, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kiely, Mai O’Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Cillian O’Connor, David Riordan, Joan Keane, Mass in Moyvane; Wed 12th at 7.30pm for The deceased of the Moore, Healy & McKenna families

 

Glin Road; Fri 14th  at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch, Woodgrove; Sat 15th  at  7.30pm for Nora & Jack Walsh, Leitrim East, and  Sun  16th, Mass at 11.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village, & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna families. Mass Knockanure on Sunday 16th June at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard, Abbeyfeale, every Tuesday from 7-8pm.   More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large.  In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

 

ART EXHIBITION: will take place in St. Joseph’s Day Room of Listowel Community Hospital on Friday 14th June at 2.30pm exhibiting residents art work.  A fun draw will take place on the day in aid of activities for St. Joseph’s Unit. Tickets still available.  

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  The L1013 (Bog Road). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 10thJune at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 14th June.  The road will be fully opened on weekends. The R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford road works will start Monday 10th June until Friday 14th June under a traffic light system. Meanwhile REACH ACTIVE have informed us of the following: The planned commencing date of the ducting works on the L1021 from Banbury’s Cross to Gale Bridge is the 1st July and the expected completion date is 30th August.    

 

CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE:  Having given an impressive performance on his Abbeyfeale debut at the Glórach Theatre in 2017, Steo Wall returns to the esteemed venue with fellow musicians Trevor Sexton and Ger O'Donnell under the collective name, Hearts of Men.  Combining folk, traditional and original numbers, as well as three very distinctive vocal styles, Hearts of Men will be playing at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm.  A concert not to be missed, be sure to book at 0871383940 to guarantee a seat on the night.  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.

 

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR - will resume choir practice on Mon. June 10th  from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Hospital Chapel, Listowel. New members welcome. Contact Mairead 086-8696341. Also, the recently launched CD of the choir is available from Listowel Parish Office.

 

SIAMSA TÍRE - are holding auditions for people of all ages on Sat. 15th of June from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Auditions for those aged 7 – 12 from 10am – 2pm, age 13-17 from 2pm – 4pm and age 18+ from 4pm – 6pm. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066-7123055 to make an appointment.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold Family Story Time session as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg Festival, on Saturday 15th June 2.30 PM - 3.10 PM. Free event All welcome.

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 10th June in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

CHOIR: The Jesuit High School Choir from Carmichael,  California,  U.S.A.  led by Leah Heine and Rex Rallanka, will sing at the 6.10pm Mass in Tralee on Saturday June 15

 

BOOKS,  DVDs  AND  CDs: for sale every Thursday at Kerry Life and Family Centre (in lane beside the Imperial Hotel, Denny Street) from 10.45am to 4pm. All welcome. Enquiries 087 659 0551.

 

TRALEE 10- 30AM MASS  SUNDAY 16th June, will be celebrated in The Kerry Group Marquee in Tralee Town Park (entrance by main gates) as part of the annual Féile na mBláth @ The Park Festival.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8pm-9.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn, a guided participative experience, Fri. 14th to Sun. 16th June. Sacred Circle Dance - To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4pm. Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th July. For bookings: Phone 066-7134276.

 

SURGERY OVER THE BORDER:  Are you on a HSE waiting list? Know someone who is?

 

Visit crossbordersurgery.co.uk for more information.  Do not forget that Nenagh General Hospital offers cataract operations.

 

CELEBRATIONS:  The Bruach Na Carraige Cultural Centre in Rockchapel is in operation twenty years this June.  To mark the occasion there will be Mass in the Centre on Friday June 14 at 8pm followed by a rambling house session. On Saturday, June 15 there will be a concert featuring Bryan O Leary on accordion, Anne O Connell on Fiddle,  Francis O Connor on flute, Brien Mooney on bouzouki,  Nickie and Ann McAuliffe, Ceoltoiri  Sliabh Luachra, and others, All welcome.

 

MENS HEALTH WEEK:  Men’s health week will run from Monday June 10 -16.  The overall aims of MHW are to:  Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.  Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.  Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.

 

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Next meeting Tuesday, June 18 at 8pm in Maple Lodge NCW.  Further information Mary Danagher 086 3514700.  New members welcome.

 

GOLDEN Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Tom Crawford will celebrate his Golden Jubilee in June 2019. Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm.

 

Congratulations to Canon Frank Duhig who will celebrate 50 years in the priesthood with a mass in Newcastle West church on Saturday, June 15 at 12.30pm.

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S: Sat 15th  @ 4pm  CRUINNIÚ NA NÓG  “THE MAN WHO WAS MAGIC”,

 

presented by Tony  Baloney Puppet Theatre. Suitable for 4 -10 year olds. Admission Free. In association with Kerry Co. Council.

 

 Thu 20th @ 11am           MAMMA- MIA

 

A short musical.  End of term performance by Kerry Parents  and Friends, directed by Joe Burkett.

 

 Tues 25th -  Fri 28th       THE WIZARD OF OZ

 

End of term presentation by Theatrix Stage School directed by Jo Jordan.

 

 

 

D-Day Maureen Flavin Sweeney

 

https://www.rte.ie/culture/2019/0529/1052425-how-an-irish-weather-forecast-played-a-critical-role-on-d-day/

 

 

 

ANAM CARA KERRY - the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th June at 7.20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please note there are no events in July or August. Please contact us on info@anamcara.ie or 085-2888888.

 

UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S ANXIETIES & WORRIES:  This FREE workshop will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7pm in the Newcastle West Library, in association with West Limerick Resources' SICAP programme. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the workshop, which is being delivered by Carina McEvoy, qualified clinical hypnotherapist & psychotherapist. To register your place for the workshop please contact Dearbhla, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 6750869 or email dconlon@wlr.ie

 

HARNETT REUNION: Carina Prendeville is currently working on their magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com 

 

 A full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.  Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing.  Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry.

 

The event is open to everybody.

 

PRAY: From Ascension Day, Thursday May 30th until Sunday June 10th Pentecost Sunday, Christians all over the world will be pray for the gift of God’s spirit on those we love and on all people. People pray hoping to be more attentive to God’s spirit in the world. They hope especially that those who have lost a sense of connection with Jesus Christ might be encouraged and inspired to know him anew in their lives.

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 10th February in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

SISTERHOOD OF ELIZABETH NUNS FROM BELARUS will be visiting our church  on Wednesday morning next  12th  June for 10.30am. morning Mass. They will have a small display of handmade Icons, ceramics, decorations & other artefacts produced in the workshop in their convent for sale after mass.

 

JUNE RETREAT DAYS AT GLENSTAL ABBEY Monday 24th - One Day Retreat for Men. Tuesday 25th - Silent Retreat Day for Women. Wednesday 26th - Day Retreat for Women (not silent). Reflect, relax and pray in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Abbey.  Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of talks, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Meals and Refreshment breaks are included. Registration 10am. Finish 5pm. Cost €45. For more information; 061-621005 / events@glenstal.com / www.glenstal.com/abbey

 

VACANCY EXISTS on Community Employment for a Housekeeper in Talbot Grove, Castleisland and an Administrator Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane (temporary post).If eligible contact 087/2747626 or email: bridiedillon@islandcrowngroup.com.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019: 29th August to 3rd September                                                                            175th Anniversary of St. Bernadette.  Contact: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219.          

 

ARTIST ON RTE 1:  Brian O'Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018.  He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE'S upcoming documentary focusing on preparation and Artistic process for Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) open call show.  The documentary is called Exhibitionists: Road to The RHA and will be shown on RTE1 on June 27 at 10.15pm.

 

HOST FAMILIES WANTED:  Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17@gmail.com .

 

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: Two weeks left of our campaign and, thanks to our funders and supporters, we have reached 161% of our funding target.  At this point our focus is on honouring Liam’s memory by distributing Fluid Forms widely.  We anticipate launching Fluid Forms on December 5 at Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.  You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site (40 euro/copy) @   https://fundit.ie/project/fluid-forms---liam-flynn

 

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Deserted Shannon Airport 5 June 2019. President Trump on his first visit to ireland as President, seven US presidents have visited Ireland while in office. J F Kennedy was first in 1963. Just before the President’s visit, only Garda presence visible, no sign of welcome or protesters. https://youtu.be/u6t2NZpzh3A

 

 

 

LOCAL: The idea for Brona Chocolate initiated from running our shop, Mr Duffy’s Traditional Sweetshop in Tralee. Though we were stocking Irish chocolate (and there are many brilliant Irish chocolatiers) we felt that nobody was producing a large range of bars such as we were having to import from the UK and Europe. So began an incredible journey into research and training.

 

Little did I know that chocolate is the most complex compound known to science with over 1500 identified flavour components (compared to 500 in wine).

 

At Brona Chocolate we have perfected twenty-four different flavour combinations so far – something to suit everyone.

 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/BronaChocolate/about/?ref=page_internal

 

 

 

Skibbereen Eagle 13 May 1922

 

RIC casualties from 1st January 1919 to 11th July 1921, date of truce; Policemen killed 366; Wounded 572; Soldiers killed 128; wounded 296- total 1,362.

 

See paper for payments for disbanded policemen.

 

 

 

Freemans Journal 1763-1924, 01.11.1924, page 8

 

Revival of Railway Smoking Concert was held on Thursday at the Mansion House, it was the first reunion since 1919. Sir Walter Nugent, Bart., presided. Singing by Miss Caroline Hutchard and Mr. Thrope Bates. Other Dublin artists also contributed including, Miss Agnes L O’Kelly, Mr J C Doyle, Mr Joseph O’ Neill. Jimmy O’Dea provided comedy.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, 29.10.1927, page 10

 

Catholic Journalist Honoured; Martin Melvin K.G.C.S.G. was knighted by King in birthday list. He was chairman of Birmingham Catholic Reunion 1916-1919. Chairman National Congress in 1923. Pope Benedict XV conferred towards end of the war. He was proprietor of the “Universe”

 

Recent commemoration of fourth century sack of Rome and part played by Swiss Guards.

 

Pilgrimage to Rome under the Franciscan Fathers.

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, 26.02.1946, page 3

 

WAR: We remember that in World War 1, though hostilities ceased in November 1918, casualties in 1919 were the heaviest of all. The awful thought was that the so called finished war had yet to claim the majority of its victims. As a result of war it was for the people to help the Red Cross in their endeavours. Fr Duggan said that Men are brothers not because they are sons of the same mother, not because they are citizens of the same state. It is fundamental Christianity that men are brothers primary and essentially because for each and every one of them God poured out his Blood in Redemptive Sacrifice. (See paper for full report)

 

 

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, 18.12.1971, page 12

 

Book; Irish Statesman and Rebel; The Two Lives of Eamon de Valera, by Bill Severn, reviewed by George Rice. Up Dev down Cos shouted the Dublin woman.

 

De Valera visited America in 1919 and met his elderly mother. Huge crowds greeted Dev in America and he answered questions about IRA and remarked that English said the same about America when they were fighting for their freedom. He wanted an Irish Republic for the whole Island.

 

 

 

 

 

Irish Examiner 1841-current, 29.11.1978, page 6

 

William Barry’s History of  the Port of Cork Steam Navigation 1815 to 1915. It contains many facts up to 1918. (See Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 1919)

 

Kenmare torpedoed March 1918, with loss of 27 crew. Innisfallen sunk by German submarine May 23 1918, loss 11 lives; Cormorant sunk by mine Oct 1914, crew saved; Fulmar sunk by mine March 1916, one of crew drowned; Inniscarra, sunk by German submarine May 12 1918 loss of 28 lives; Dotterel sunk by mine 29 Nov. five lives lost; Lestris captured by German destroyers July 1916; Serula sunk by torpedo 16 Sept. 1918 with 13 lives lost; Lismore sunk German submarine April 12 1917 with loss of five lives; Merganiser sunk by submarine in Nov. 1915 crew saved; Bandon sunk by torpedo 13 April 1917, loss of 27 lives; Bitten sunk by submarine Aug. 1915, crew saved; Vaneellus sunk by mine Oct 1 1916, three of crew drowned; Tringa sunk by submarine 26 Nov.1915 three lives lost; Rallus sunk by submarine Sept 1916, crew saved; Dafila torpedoed July 1917, loss of two lives and Clangula torpedoed Nov. 1917, loss of 15 crew. Book contains picture of Ardmore which was sunk by torpedo Nov 1917 with loss of 19 lives.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €4600 jackpot on Friday 31st May. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 18, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Yvonne & Eoin Gilmore, Moyvane South; 2. Donie White, c/o John Barry; 3. Jim Greaney, Kilmorna; 4. James & Maureen Connolly, Trien (Daniel), and 5. Henry Finucane, Lisaniska. Next draw on Friday 7th June with jackpot up to €4700.

 

2019 June 5 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 RAMBLING House on the 6th June at 8 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Admission free.  Refreshment will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

 

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

 

WATCH RTE1 on Thursday June 6 at 10.15 for story of Knockanure girl Maureen Flavin Sweeney whose weather forecast delayed D Day landings.

 

ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday 7th. Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Kelly of Derry Listowel and Michael Wilson of Essex who recently got married in Listowel Church

 

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice launched his latest book, Farewell to Poetry at Seanchai last week.  

 

 EXAMS: Tues  4th at 7.30pm Exam Mass for Junior & Leaving Cert students & their families.  Everyone welcome.

 

DEATH took place on 25th May 2019 of Catherine (Kitty) Brassil née Mulvihill, Lower Aughrim, Moyvane. Predeceased by her husband Stephen and brother Jimmy. Survived by her son David, daughters Eily, Hannah, Kathleen, Mary and Lillian, grandchildren Steve, John, Andrew, Annette, Siobhan and Karen, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Marie, sons-in-law Pat and Ian,

 

Moyvane. Requiem Mass for Kitty was celebrated at The Church of The Assumption, Moyvane on Thursday, with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH has taken place of Tom Molyneaux, Meen, Listowel, (suddenly) on the 24-05-2019 at University Hospital Kerry. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, brothers Mossie (Knockanure), and Richie, sisters Mary, Anne and Theresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Requiem Mass for Tom was celebrated on Tuesday at St. Mary's Church, Listowel, burial afterwards in St Michael's Cemetery, Listowel.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Eileen Goulding, Chris Moriarty, Ita Sweeney, Daniel F Kennelly, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Denny Collins, Willie Flaherty, Joan McCarthy, Fr. William Scanlon, Dan Scanlon, Ita Keane, Hannah Barnes, Paud Woulfe, Mass Moyvane; Wed  5th  at  7.30pm for Kathleen Dore, New Houses & deceased of the Dore Family; Fri  7th  at 7.30pm for Hughie Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle; 

 

Sat 8th at 7.30pm for Jack Mulvihill, Woodgrove, and Sun 9th at  11.00am Mass for John Kearney, The Village, & his parents Dan & Bridie. Mass Knockanure; Thurs  6th  at 7.30pm for Kathleen & Tom O’Dwyer, Shrone; Fri 7th at 7.30pm  for Eileen Goulding, Knockanure Village, and Sun 9th at 10.00am for Denis & Nancy Flaherty, Lisaniskea.

 

DIOCESAN COLLECTION: At all Masses on 8th/9th June in aid of Family Services & Accord. 

 

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY:  Would like to thank all who helped and contributed to their Church Gate Collection in Moyvane on 25th/26th May.  Total collected was €733.

 

TIDY TOWNS: Just to remind everyone that adjudication can take place anytime over the coming weeks. Next Clean up in Moyvane on Wednesday night June 5th at 7.30pm.

 

 ROADWORKS UPDATE: The L6020 Piermount road -  works have started on the passing bays and the road will remain open for these works.  

 

TEA DANCE at the Top of the Town, Athea on Wednesday, June 5th at 3pm. Music by Ger Connaghan and a raffle. For more information contact Peggy Casey 087-9416223, Mary T. Mulvihill 087-2708603, Máireád Langan 086-6407026.

 

OPEN PUBLIC AA MEETING:  There will be an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in Duagh N.S. on Bank Holiday Monday at 8.30pm.  All Welcome.

 

WEDNESDAY CLUB FUNDRAISER; A tea dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, June 9 with dancing to Paddy Quilligan.  Proceeds to Recovery Haven and Kerry Hospice Foundation.

 

NOVENA in the Friary Killarney begins on June 4th.

 

MENS HEALTH WEEK:  Men’s health week will run from Monday June 10 -16.The overall aims of MHW are to:  Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.  Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.  Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.

 

HEARTS OF MEN IN CONCERT AT GLÓRACH THEATRE, Abbeyfeale on Thursday June 13th at 8pm. Trevor Sexton, Ger O'Donnell & Steo Wall combine to provide an evening of Folk & Trad music & song with originality and modernity in equal measure. Ph 087 1 38 39 40.

 

BREAKING TRAD:  Back by popular demand Irish Music 3 piece Breaking Trad are returning to St Johns Arts Centre, Listowel on Thursday, June 6, doors 7:30, ph 068 22566 for bookings. The band features Abbeyfeale accordionist Donal Murphy, Armagh fiddle maestro Niall Murphy and amazing Mike Galvin on guitar & vocals. This promises to be a great night of music & song.

 

GRAVEYARD Mass at Reilig Mhichíl, Ballylongford will be held on Fri. 7th June at 7.00pm.

 

Graveyard Mass at St. John’s Cemetery, Ballybunion will be held on Fri. 7th June at 7.30pm.

 

TOM MORAN On Sunday, June 2 to mark the 3rd anniversary of his near-fatal brain injury,  he abseil down the 9-storey extension of the family Hotel. Tom’s goal is to help the hospital that helped him to make a positive recovery, and his aim is to raise €200k to build a dedicated Brain Disease Resource and Research Centre at St. James’s Hospital. He will be joined by his wife Sheila and children. The Moran family during the 1980s were owners of the Country Club in Carrigkerry.

 

TARBERT TIDY TOWNS SUMMER WORK - With adjudication season approaching Tarbert Tidy Towns Committee is now planning a work schedule for the summer months. We would love to hear from anyone who would take on a weekly task such as weeding, tending to flowers, sweeping, watering, etc. or a once off job like painting, planting, etc. Please contact Johnny, Joan, Patrick, Michelle or any member of TDA.

 

SIAMSA TÍRE - are holding auditions for people of all ages on Sat. 15th of June from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Auditions for those aged 7 – 12 from 10am – 2pm, age 13-17 from 2pm – 4pm and age 18+ from 4pm – 6pm. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066-7123055 to make an appointment.

 

TRAVELLER PRIDE WEEK EXHIBITION:  West Limerick Resources SICAP programme, in conjunction with the Primary Healthcare Project, are working together to prepare an exhibition for Traveller Pride Week 2019. Seven individual lampshades are currently being crafted by members of the Travelling Community aiming to shine a light on the positive contribution of Traveller Culture and Travellers in Ireland. The lampshade exhibition will be launched at Abbeyfeale Library on Tuesday, June 4, at 11.30am, where healthy refreshments will also be served. All welcome to attend.

 

DIOCESAN ADORATION AGM - will take place on Thur. 6th June at 7.30pm in The Church of the Resurrection, Killarney.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8pm-9.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn, a guided participative experience, Fri. 14th to Sun. 16th June. Sacred Circle Dance - To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4pm. Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th July. For bookings: Phone 066-7134276.

 

GLIN Parish Pastoral Council – Golden Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Tom Crawford will celebrate his Golden Jubilee in June 2019. To mark this momentous occasion, Glin Parish Pastoral Council will host a celebration. Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm (no 11 o’ clock mass).  Afterwards there will be a light buffet served in Ceol Corbraí Hall.

 

ANAM CARA KERRY - the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th June at 7.20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please note there are no events in July or August. Please contact us on info@anamcara.ie or 085-2888888.

 

SUMMER CONCERT:  The Annual Broadford Summer Concert takes place on Friday, June 7 at 8.00 p.m. preceeded  by a wine reception  from 7.15 p.m.

 

HOST FAMILIES WANTED:  Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17@gmail.com  Rosary every Friday evening during May.

 

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.   More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large.  In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give. 

 

ARTIST ON RTE 1:  Brian O'Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018.  He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE'S upcoming documentary focusing on preparation and Artistic process for Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA)open call show.  The documentary is called Exhibitionists: Road to The RHA and will be shown on RTE1 on June 27 @10.15pm.

 

LAUNCH OF WEST LIMERICK BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PLAN:  Takes place Tuesday, June 4, at 7:30pm, in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. All are welcome to attend. To register your attendance please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources CLG, edillon@wlr.ie or call 069 66296.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  The Legion of Mary annual Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, June 9.  Bus leaving the Church of The Assumption Abbeyfeale at7.00 am sharp. €20, must be paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565, Sean Broderick 068 31213, Michael Lane 068 32757, 087 298084, Gerard O'Callaghan 087 2980841 and  David Davy 087 0994272.

 

YOGA CLASSES:  Yoga classes Abbeyfeale every Wednesday evening from 7 – 8.30pm.  Yoga is a great activity; it gives you strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness.  Contact Mike 087 2732591.

 

MEMORY TECHNOLOGY  RESOURCE ROOM. HSE, Tralee. Are you worried about your memory or that of a loved one? Speak to a Health Professional about your concerns. See  and  try  out  devices  that  promote independence, safety and quality of life. Get information on  where  you  can  buy  these devices and on other local services. Visits are free and by appointment only. Please contact 086  7809989.  For people  with  memory problems (including dementia), their families, carers and healthcare professionals.

 

MOYVANE CEMETERY MASSES Ahavoher, Monday 5th, Knockanure, Tuesday 6th & Murhur Wednesday 7th August. All at 8pm.

 

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2019 Cork to Lough Derg Pilgrimage, leaving cork City at 9am on Saturday 8th June pick ups available in Mallow, Limerick, Galway Sligo & Dundoran. Returning on Tuesday 11th June. Overnight stay Saturday night in Bundoran, onto Lough Derg Sunday for the 3- Day Pilgrimage. Return journey on Tuesday with a stop for mass in Knock. For further info & Bookings contact Paddy O Sullivan on 021-450 2572.

 

HARNETT REUNION:  5 weeks to go. Confirmation received this week of four Harnett speakers giving presentations on family genealogy including one on the Indian connection.  Carina Prendeville is currently working on our  magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com 

 

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.  Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing.  Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

 

CONFERENCE: The Child in our Midst – Maynooth Conference 07Jun, Scripture, Liturgy and the Spirituality of the Child – The Child in our Midst

 

On June 7th and 8th, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth will host a conference on the subject of the spiritual life of the child and their place in the community of faith. The keynote speaker will be Annemarie Dillon from Killavullen who will speak on: “Children in the midst? On marginality, the center and the challenges of turning social norms upside down.” There will be a number of Plenary Sessions with a variety of speakers and there will be two sessions for workshops.  Some of the workshop will be: Stories of God at Home; Children and the Spirituality of Motherhood; Children and Grief; The Directory for Masses with Children.  For further information contact specialevents@spcm.ie.  To register for Conference www.eventbrite.ie

 

PILGRIMAGE to Taizé – There are still places remaining for the diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France.  The group aged between 16-30 years will fly to Taizé on Sunday, June 23rd and return on Sunday, June 30th 2019.  We fly from Dublin airport to Lyons.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €500.  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email Tomás on tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.

 

MEDJUGORJE: Group Leader   Maura   O’Keeffe   Harksen accompanied  by  Fr.  Francis  Nolan. September 10th2019. 7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport.  For  information  contact  066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

 

PILGRIMAGE  TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. 175th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Bernadette. Theme: “Blessed are the Poor”. 29th August to  3rd  of  September.  Flights  ex  Kerry Airport.  All  bookings,  to  Mrs.  Janice O’Sullivan,  Droum  House,  Nohoval  Upper, Rathmore,  Co.  Kerry.  Telephone  064 7758219 or email: joskdp@eircom.net KNOCK  SHRINE: All  Ireland  Rosary  Rally. Saturday 1stJune. Bus leaving Castleisland at 7am. Contact 066 7147494 or 066 7141541. CARMELITE PILGRIMAGE TO PARIS AND LISIEUX: Fri 27thSeptember to Wend 2nd October. Spiritual Director: Fr. Dan Callaghan, O. Carm. Further Information from 01 241 0800 (Joe Walsh Tours).

 

GARDEN: for information on how you can attract wildlife into your garden.www.irishwildflowers.ie   www.biodiversity.ie See pollinators.ie

 

 COMPUTERS: HP using Israeli cybersecurity technology on its new computers.

 

BOOK: Robert Pierse recently launched his book, Under the Bed, Stories and Thoughts from a Desert Island.

 

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: Two weeks left of our campaign and, thanks to our funders and supporters, we have reached 161% of our funding target.  At this point our focus is on honouring Liam’s memory by distributing Fluid Forms widely.  We anticipate launching Fluid Forms on December 5 at Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.  You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site (40 euro/copy) @   https://fundit.ie/project/fluid-forms---liam-flynn  

 

BLACKSOD LIGHTHOUSE. Maureen Flavin Sweeney of Knockanure was married to Ted Sweeney.

 

Ted’s son Vincent is now the keeper of Blacksod lighthouse and it was Ted who supplied the crucial forecast to the Allied forces on June 4, 1944. Vincent takes up the story. “The invasion was planned for June 5, 1944, and my father was requested to give the weather forecast from Blacksod, being the most north-westerly point and weather station, so he gave it. But that weather forecast was not suitable for an invasion, as it came across Ireland, down through England and into the English Channel, and it was blowing a near gale, so the D-Day landings, Operation Overlord, was delayed for one day and it went ahead on the morning of June 6, 1944, and that is as a result of the forecast from Blacksod,” says Vincent.

 

https://www.irishexaminer.com/lifestyle/features/the-irishman-who-gave-the-d-day-go-ahead-271114.html

 

 

 

FLU; 100 years ago, Ireland had a devastating epidemic. The Spanish Flu, infected around 800,000 people in Ireland and claimed 23,000 lives over a 12 month period. Worldwide Over a year and a half, 18 million people died.

 

 

 

OLD SONGS:

 

Oh Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling

 

From glen to glen, and down the mountain side

 

The summer's gone, and all the flowers are dying

 

'Tis you, 'tis you must go and I must bide.

 

 

 

But come ye back when summer's in the meadow

 

Or when the valley's hushed and white with snow

 

'Tis I'll be here in sunshine or in shadow

 

Oh Danny boy, oh Danny boy, I love you so.

 

 

 

A Mother's Love is a Blessing

 

An Irish boy was leaving

 

Leaving his native home,

 

Crossing the broad Atlantic,

 

Once more he wished to roam,

 

And as he was leaving his mother,

 

While standing on the Quay,

 

He threw his arms around her waist

 

And this to her did say:

 

 

 

And as the years grow onward,

 

I'll settle down in life,

 

And I'll choose a nice young colleen,

 

And take her for my wife.

 

And as the kids grow older,

 

They'll play around my knee

 

And I'll teach them the very same lesson

 

That my mother taught to me:

 

 

 

Chorus:

 

A mother's love is a blessing,

 

No matter where you roam.

 

Keep her while she's living,

 

You'll miss her when she's gone.

 

Love her as in childhood,

 

When feeble, old and grey,

 

For you'll never miss a mother's love

 

'til she's buried beneath the clay.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

Ah De Do Ah De Do Da Day, Ah De Do Ah De A

 

He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang

 

and he won the heart of a lady

 

 

 

Gypsy Rover came over the hill

 

down through the valley so shady

 

He whistled and he sang till the green woods rang

 

and he won the heart of a lady CHORUS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CHORUS

 

If you're Irish come into the parlor,

 

There's a welcome there for you;

 

If your name is Timothy or Pat,

 

So long as you come from Ireland,

 

There's a welcome on the mat,

 

If You come from the Mountains of Mourne,

 

Or Killarney's lakes so blue,

 

We'll sing you a song and we'll make a fuss,

 

Whoever you are you are one of us,

 

If you're Irish, this is the place for you!

 

Some Cork History

 

http://www.corkpastandpresent.ie/places/northcork/grovewhitenotes/gw4.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Fitzmaurice Farewell to Poetry

 

https://youtu.be/18jgATbdrhE

 

 

 

Publishing Talk at Listowel 31st May 2019

 

https://youtu.be/WgPW6ASSD_k

 

 

 

 

 

Walk Around Listowel

 

Your video will be live at: https://youtu.be/UKaEGMVhVO4

 

 

 

2019 May 29 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 30th May from 5-8pm.

 

CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June. Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.

 

OPEN PUBLIC AA MEETING:  There will be an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in Duagh N.S. on Bank Holiday Monday at 8.30pm.  All Welcome.

 

PRESENTATION: At the recent Church Concert in Moyvane a special presentation was made to Stephen Stack, in recognition of his work on the Moyvane website.

 

PRESIDENT Higgins and his wife Sabrina was presented with a gift of Brona Chocolate in Listowel on Saturday last. The chocolate was produced by Dan and Noreen O’Connor of Knockanure, Kilmorna.  

 

CONGRATULATIONS girls on a fantastic performance 24th May 2019, Scoil Chorp Chríost came out on top after a very competitive game against Knockaderry N.S. in Super Sevens Basketball Plate. Congratulations also to Kelly who was awarded MVP. Well done girls, we’re very proud.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €4500 jackpot on Friday 24th May. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 19, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s;

 

2. James & Maureen Connolly, Trien; 3. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure; 4. Martin Driver, 65 Collins Park, Abbeyfeale, and 5. Kerry Ann Finucane, Knockanure. Next draw on Friday 31st May with jackpot up to €4600.

 

SYMPATHY To Marie Walsh & family, Barragougeen on the death of her nephew James McNamara, Asdee. To John Joy & family, Ballyduff on the death of his mother Kathleen.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Clare Gromwell, Fiona Moore, Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O’Flaherty, Sr. Mary Buckley, Dick Fitzgerald, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, Mary O’Donoghue, Tom Lynch, Esther Byrne, Bridie Histon, James Duggan, Eileen Healy. Mass Moyvane; Mon 27th at  7.30pm for Michael Dore, Woodgrove; Tues 28th at 7.30pm  for Micheál Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy; Thurs  30th at 7.30pm               Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha, Peg & Tom Brouder; Fri 31st at 7.30pm for Baby Jessica O’Connor, Aughrim (1st Anni); Sat  1st at 7.30pm for James Duggan, Murhur, and Mass on Sun 2nd  at 11.00am for Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa. Mass Knockanure on Sun 2nd at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack, Josie & Rubi McMahon, Lisaniskea.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MURHUR NS, the children from Mr. Galvin’s class received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last.  They are Jonathan, Ali-Mai, Rebecca, Liam, Sara, Ellen, Alice, Ella, Lucy and Jack. Thanks to all who were involved in the preparation and helped on the day.

 

THANKS: Fr Kevin said, I am deeply indebted to all who supported the Concert by their attendance and to the wonderful group of volunteers both inside and outside the Church who ensured that everything went like clockwork.  Aonghus, Ivan and the tremendously talented Denice along with the lighting and sound crew.

 

 CONCERT will be held at Listowel Community Centre on May 30th to raise funds for new Dementia Day Care Unit.

 

WRITERS WEEK: Listowel Writers’ Week, Ireland’s longest running literary and arts festival where writers, artists and poets gather. Runs from May 30th to June 2nd.

 

LIMERICK County Fleadh takes place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend. 

 

RACING at Listowel Sun, 2nd June, and  Mon, 3rd June, 2019.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Retreat takes place on Thursday 30th May at The Ardfert Retreat Centre. From 9.30 to 3.30. Fr. Jim Lenihan will lead the retreat. Also the AGM will take place on Thursday the 06th June at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney at 7.30 all welcome

 

DANCE: There will be an Afternoon Tea Dance at the Top of the Town, Athea on Wednesday, June 5th at 3pm. Music by Ger Connaghan.

 

ARD ĊURAM Community Choir comprises over 100 members who are all over the age of 55 and hail from every area of North Kerry. Ard Ċúram is a voluntary charity body which provides Day Care Services for the older people of the region and is currently in the process of building a new purpose-built Dementia Day Care Unit in Listowel. The proceeds from this concert on Thursday 30th May with guest Fr Ray Kelly of Britain’s Got Talent will go towards the cost of a new Dementia Centre and Ard Ċúram is indebted to Listowel Writers’ Week for its support of the project.

 

ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS Ballybunion will be celebrated on Friday 7th June at 7.30 p.m. 

 

TRIP: Asdee Active Retired & Friends are going on their Annual weekend away to Connemara from 7th - 9th July.  Visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Heritage Centre, Homestead of Dan O Hara, Cruise of Killary Fjord, St. Bridget's Celtic Gardens, Shopping in Clifden and lots more.  Immediate booking is necessary. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 & Mairead Doyle 087 1386831. Everybody Welcome!                                           

 

LAUNCH OF WEST LIMERICK BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PLAN:  Takes place Tuesday, June 4, at 7:30pm, in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. All are welcome to attend. To register your attendance please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources CLG, edillon@wlr.ie or call 069 66296.

 

WEDNESDAY CLUB FUNDRAISER; A tea dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, June 9 with dancing to Paddy Quilligan.  Proceeds to Recovery Haven and Kerry Hospice Foundation.

 

CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE:  Having given an impressive performance on his Abbeyfeale debut at the Glórach Theatre in 2017, Steo Wall returns to the esteemed venue with fellow musicians Trevor Sexton and Ger O'Donnell under the collective name, Hearts of Men.  Combining folk, traditional and original numbers, as well as three very distinctive vocal styles, Hearts of Men will be playing at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm.  A concert not to be missed, be sure to book at 0871383940 to guarantee a seat on the night.  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.

 

 

 

MAY DEVOTIONS: On Wednesday May 29 we will have a special service honouring our Blessed Mother which will include the crowning of Mary in Duagh Church.

 

ANNUAL EXAMINATION MASS 2019 Listowel for the students and family members takes place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next, June 1st at 6.15p.m. All who are doing State Exams such as Junior & Leaving Certs and their teachers and family members are most  welcome.

 

LACE: Kerry Writers Museum, beginning on Thursday May 30 2019 Listowel Writers' Week will host an exhibition of the lacework of lady, Nora Moriarty. Nora died in 2018. Nora was secretary of the first committee of Writers' Week.

 

ROADWORKS UPDATE: Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford rd.  There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551. The L1013 (Bog Road) from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 27th May at 8 am.  This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 31st .  The road will be fully opened on weekends.

 

CONFERENCE on Children and Loss will be held at Millennium Theatre Limerick on 14th June, details from 061 224 627. 

 

HOST FAMILIES WANTED:  Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17@gmail.com

 

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.   More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large.  In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

 

THE WESTMINSTER LOURDES CHOIR FROM LONDON Invites Parishioners in Kerry to The Cathedral on Thursday 30th May at 7pm. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour.  As a choir we didn't just want to come and perform we wanted to give something back to the community as well, which is why we will be having a shared retiring collection in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus.

 

CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION is celebrating its 50th year this year and to mark the  celebration,  it  is  holding  a  two  day Conference:  ‘Rejoice  and  Sing –Remembering,  Celebrating  and  Moving Forward’on July 1st and 2nd in St. Patrick’s College,  Maynooth.  The  Summer  School Rejoice and Sing with special guest speaker, Fr. Michael Joncas, will take place July 1st- 5th in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The booking forms can be downloaded from the diocesan website.

 

STROKE DAY SERVICE: POST STROKE SERVICE WITH PHYSIO  AND  NURSING  SUPPORTS ( 12 Week programme) 10.00 am to 3 pm (1 Day a week )in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee. Referrals accepted from the whole County. For Further information and Referral  Contact: Rose on 066 7123373.

 

NEW MEMORY TECHNOLOGY  RESOURCE ROOM. HSE, Tralee. Are you worried about your memory or that of a loved one? Speak to a Health Professional about your concerns. See and try  out  devices  that  promote independence, safety and quality of life. Get information on where you  can  buy  these devices and on other local services. Visits are free and by appointment only. Please contact 086 7809989.  For people with memory problems (including dementia), their families, carers and healthcare professionals.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: Group Leader   Maura O’Keeffe  Harksen accompanied by  Fr.  Francis  Nolan. September 10th2019. 7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport.  For information contact  066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN  PILGRIMAGE  TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. 175th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Bernadette. Theme: “Blessed are the Poor”. 29th August to 3rd  of  September.  Flights  ex  Kerry Airport.  All bookings,  to  Mrs.  Janice O’Sullivan, Droum  House,  Nohoval  Upper, Rathmore,  Co.  Kerry.  Telephone 064 7758219 or email: joskdp@eircom.net

 

 

 

ST JOHN’S Listowel.

 

Thu 30th at 1pm -THE CURSE OF THE BUTTON ACCORDION - Lunchtime Theatre

 

Written and performed by Sharon Mannion.

 

5pm -THE MAKING OF IRELAND – New Irish Voices

 

The migration crisis, integration and loneliness. With Sorcha Pollak and Bryan Fanning, chaired by Rhona Tarrant.

 

8:30pm - INISFALLEN FARE THEE WELL- Sean O’Casey

 

Ronan Wilmot presents a fascinating story of a working class Protestant born in a tenement who went on to write three of the greatest plays of the 20thcentury.

 

Fri 31st- 10am - PROPER BOOK WRITING & ILLUSTRATING FOR CHILDREN     

 

With Sarah Webb, Daiden O’ Regan, Grainne Clear and Chris Judge.

 

1pm- RED NOISE – Lunchtime Theatre

 

With comedian Owen O’Neill.

 

3:30pm- SHORT AND SNAPPY - Writing

 

With Sinead Gleeson and Ian Maleney.

 

5pm- ART EXHIBITION – DRAÍOCHT

 

Featuring Syra Larkin, Jane Hilliard, Helen Lowe, Sheila Richardson, Frank O’Sullivan, Henry Morgan and Jimmy Brohan.

 

8:30pm-LIFE SUCKS

 

A new working of Chekov’s UNCLE VANYA. Presented by Corofin Dramatic Society

 

DETAILS from 068 22566

 

 

 

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: We are midway through our six week campaign to support the publication of Fluid Forms and, thanks to an overwhelming response, have far exceeded our funding target.  We are truly grateful to our funders and everyone who has shared our links and posts.  It is a measure of the regard for Liam Flynn. We are continuing our fundit campaign to give possible supporters the opportunity to pre order their copy of Fluid Forms. Fluid Forms will be a permanent record of Liam’s achievement, and we want to honour his memory by distributing it as widely as possible. This 118 page coffee table style book will feature over 85 images of Liam's work as well as essays by Roger Bennet and Yvonne McEnery. You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site at €40 per copy. @   https://fundit.ie/project/fluid-forms---liam-flynn  Besides the opportunity to purchase the book - please see the donor rewards for supporting the publication. Additional information at:  http://www.liamflynnwoodturner.com/fund-it.html  Thank you for your support.

 

HARNETT REUNION:  6 weeks left.  Confirmation received this week of two Harnetts coming from Hawaii.  They will be joining people from Italy, New Zealand, the US and Canada and the UK who have booked already.  Carina Prendeville is currently working on our  magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com 

 

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.  Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, August 13, 1993; Page: 2

 

NEWS DIGEST. Spectra boss to open show

 

THE Listowel Camera Club annual exhibition will take place in St John's Arts and Heritage Centre in Listowel from Saturday, August 14 to Saturday, August 21.

 

This is the club's second exhibition and the opening ceremony will be performed by Listowel businessman Xavier McAuliffe of Spectra Laboratories at 8.30pm on Saturday, August 14.

 

There will be 120 framed photographs on display in both colour and black and white containing a wide range of subjects such as sports, portraits, still life, landscape and wildlife.

 

Following the exhibition in 1992, the club has had a number of successes in national competitions. Earlier in the year, Gabriel Cassin — the youngest member of the club won the first prize for a black and white print in the National Shield Competition. Paddy Halpin won second prize for his slide entry and the club came third for their overall slide entry.

 

Club chairman, Dillon Boyer, brought great honour to the club by winning a gold medal for the second year running in the An Oige National Nature competition. In the Togher Festival of Photography, Club secretary John Stack won second prize for a black and white print.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 20.08.1993, page 13

 

Photo of Listowel Camera Club’s Chairman Dillon Boyer at the opening of the club’s 2nd exhibition at St John’s Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel, picture by Kevin J Flynn.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 29.10.1993, page 32

 

Listowel Camera Club members who played host to Athenry Camera Club. From left: John Stack, Listowel  Cub secretary; Martin O’Grady, Athenry Chairman; Irene Conroy, Athenry secretary and Listowel Camera Club chairman Dillon Boyer. Pic Brendan Landy

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 22.03.1996, page 39 (Edited)

 

BUIOCHAS: The generosity and support shown by the Board of Management of Lisselton National School towards the Writers Plot project at the Village was acknowledged recently by the Friends of Maurice Walsh. The national flag and a flagpole were presented to the principal, Mr Joseph Linnane, by Kit Ahern on behalf of the friends. The flag will be flown in future to mark major school events. At first hand pupils will be made aware of the symbolism and the protocol surrounding the meaning and the proper usage of national flags. Present at the ceremony were Fr Martin Hegarty, PP, chairperson and members of the Board, Padraig Uas 0 Donnabhain, Cigire Scoileanna, members of the parish committee, the Friends of Maurice Walsh representatives, teachers and pupils of the school The event was recorded by Mr John Lynch and Dillon Boyer for the Ballydonoghue Parish archives. In conclusion do chan scolairi na scoile Amhran- na bhFiann go beo briomhar.

 

 DUNBLANE MASSACRE: A wonderful friendship exists between the sorrowing community in Dunblane, Scotland and the people of Ballydonoghue, Scarcely two years ago the Friends of Maurice Walsh were lavishly entertained by members of the Stirling Literary Society in the warm and welcoming home of Kathleen Hardie (nee Cleary) of Ballyline, who lives in Dunblane. Among those who sang and played very beautiful Scottish songs and melodies were parents of children attending the local primary school.

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2019/05/21/dillon-boyer/

 

 

 

 

 

Mallow Home and Garden festival, first launched in 1999, is one of the longest running events of its type in Ireland and offers visitors a blend of home and garden inspiration, food and entertainment.

 

https://youtu.be/2jw408K8xr4

 

 

 

Listowel’s history dates back to at least 1303 when it first appears in the Plea Roll. Fortress to the Fitzmaurice family, the town developed around Listowel Castle and its square. The last bastion against Queen Elizabeth I in the Desmond campaign, Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued.

 

https://president.ie/en/media-library/speeches/speech-at-the-unveiling-of-a-plaque-to-mark-listowels-achievement-in-winning-the-2018-tidy-towns-competition

 

 

 

2019 May 22 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

CONCERT in Moyvane Church with Aonghus McAnally & guests on  Tues               21st at 8.00pm.

 

FIRST COMMUNON Moyvane mass at 11.00am on Sat 25th May– Murhur N.S.

 

ROSARY:  Please note that the Rosary at Moyvane Grotto will be at 7.15pm on Monday evening this week due to the concert.

 

PADRE PIO May  prayer meeting in Lixnaw  will take place on Tuesday  May 21st at 7.30pm.

 

The witness will be given by Adrian O’Connor from Cloghane, Castlegregory.

 

ROAD CLOSURES:  Works will continue all this week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford Rd.  The L1013 from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 20th May at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 24th.  The road will be fully opened on weekends.

 

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 30th May from 5-8pm.

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June. Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.

 

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA Meeting to take place on Thursday 23rd May in Knockanure at 8.00 p.m. The representatives from the Parishes of Duagh, Lixnaw, Moyvane & Listowel are asked to attend.

 

EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION 2019 Listowel: Annual Eucharistic Procession will take place, immediately after the Vigil Mass on Saturday night, 25th May. It will begin from the church and follow the normal driving route via  William Street & Market Street end up in the grounds of the Presentation Secondary School.

 

DEATH Peter McGrath, Ahalana, Moyvane on the 16-05-2019, Predeceased by his brother John (Australia). Survived by his wife Carmel, sons Micheal, Ciaran, Donal and John, daughter Clare, grandchildren Muireann, Oisin, Meave, Fiona and Peter, brothers Michael and Dick, sisters Nodie, Nell, Brenda and Josephine, son-in-law Maurice, daughter-in-law Cathy, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces. Requiem Mass on Monday for Peter McGrath  at 12 noon, in Moyvane Church, with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH of Tom Quinlan, Keel who died in his 101st year. Sympathy to his family, John, Elizabeth, Delia & Kit.

 

DEATH of Dillon Boyer, Ashfield, Greenville, Listowel, on 11th May 2019, husband of Mary and dear father of Kay. Sadly missed by his loving family, brother Keith, sister-in-law Sharon.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Loretto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Canon Pat Horgan, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Nancy O’Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Joe Lyons, Dolores Connolly, Maureen O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 20th at 12noon the Funeral Mass for Peter McGrath, Ahalahana; Fri 24th at 7.30pm mass for Bridget & Bernard Shiel (Birthday & Anni); Sat 25th. at 7.30pm for Charlie & Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen (Anni) & deceased of the Brosnan & Joy families, Mass Sun 26th at 11.00am for Maureen O’Connor, Ballybunion & Leitrim Middle (Months Mind). Mass Knockanure Sunday 26th May at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE: Please note that due to the clean up after the concert Eucharistic Adoration will start at 2pm on Wednesday until the customary 7pm.

 

AONGHUS & CO. On Tuesday evening our annual Church Concert will take place starting at 8pm in Moyvane Church. Doors open at 7pm. The usual stewards and helpers to be there at 6.30pm to ensure that everything runs smoothly.  Please note tickets will be available at the door for those who haven’t had an opportunity to get tickets.

 

GAA LOTTO Knockanure Results; There was no winner of the €4400 jackpot on Friday 17th May. Numbers drawn were 8, 16, 22, and  29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Henry Finucane, Lisaniska; 2. Tom Roche, Moyvane; 3. Rachel Moloney, Derry, Listowel, c/o Speedys; 4. Dublin Joe & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s, and 5. Breda & Margaret, Tidy Towns Listowel. Next drawn up to €4500 on Friday 24th May.

 

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice will read some of his poetry at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. May 25th at 7.30pm.

 

PRESIDENT Higgins will be in Listowel at 11.30am on May 25th, to unveil a plaque.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Isobel Stack of Moyvane, who has qualified for the RDS Horse Show in Dublin in August.

 

CONCERT will be held at Listowel Community Centre on  May 30th to raise funds for new Dementia Day Care Unit.

 

ELECTION: We will cast our votes in four different ballot papers on Friday, May 24.

 

MAY DEVOTIONS: The month of May has traditionally been known as the month of The Blessed Virgin Mary.  We are invited to honour her by reciting the Rosary daily.  On Wednesday May 29 we will have a special service honouring our Blessed Mother which will include the crowning of Mary in Duagh Church.

 

GROTTO ROSARY in  Killocrim, Thursday 24th May at 8pm.  O’Connell’s Ave., Sundays at 6pm. Finuge Grotto Wednesdays at 8pm. All are welcome!

 

ADORATION EUCHARISTIC Retreat takes place on Thursday 30th May at The Ardfert Retreat Centre. From 9.30 to 3.30Fr. Jim Lenihan will lead the retreat. Also the AGM will take place on Thursday the 06th June at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney at 7.30 all welcome

 

TRÓCAIRE – Just a reminder that the Trócaire Collection is due to be sent away next week. If anyone has any boxes or envelopes please return them to the Sacristy or the Parish Office. Thank you.

 

WRITERS WEEK: Listowel Writers’ Week, Founded in 1970, Ireland’s longest running literary and arts festival where writers, artists and poets gather. Runs from May 30th to June 2nd.

 

LIMERICK County Fleadh takes place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend.  There will be a meeting at the Top of the Town on Monday night, May 20th at 9pm to continue making arrangements. We will need a lot of help to run this Fleadh so please, if you can at all, come along to the meeting.

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNIONS 2019:  95 Children from Presentation Primary, Scoil Realta Na Maidine, Killocrim & Gael Scoil Schools received their First Holy Communion recently.

 

STRONG MAN: Pa O’Dwyer from Rooskagh, Ardagh won his fourth All Ireland Strongest Man title in Bangor, Co Down on Sunday, April 28 2019.

 

TRIP: Asdee Active Retired & Friends are going on their Annual weekend away.  This year it is to Connemara from 7th - 9th July.  Visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Heritage Centre, Homestead of Dan O Hara, Cruise of Killary Fjord, St. Bridget's Celtic Gardens, Shopping in Clifden and lots more.  Immediate booking is necessary. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 & Mairead Doyle 087 1386831. Everybody Welcome!

 

ST JOHN’S; Mon 19th– Tues 20th- THE BOG OF CATS. A play by Marina Carr presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald.

 

Wed 22nd -DEIRDRE MOYNIHAN & RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET, Sounds secretly coming to life. Music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Brahms and Karl Weigl.

 

Thurs 23rd- THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS, A youth theatre adaptation presented by Theatrix Stage School and directed by Jo Jordon. Fri 24th- P.J. MURRIHY IN CONCERT.

 

LISTOWEL’S WRITERS WEEK PRESENTS Ard Cúram Fundraising Choir Concert – Thursday 30th May – Listowel Community Centre in association with Listowel Writers' Week – An evening of music with Fr Ray Kelly of Britain’s Got Talent fame and North Kerry’s very own Ard Ċúram Community Choir conducted by soprano Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and  accompanied by Kieran Finnegan on piano. The Ard Ċúram Community Choir comprises over 100 members who are all over the age of 55 and hail from every area of North Kerry. Ard Ċúram is a voluntary charity body which provides Day Care Services for the older people of the region and is currently in the process of building a new purpose-built Dementia Day Care Unit in Listowel. The proceeds from this concert will go towards the cost of this new Dementia Centre and Ard Ċúram is indebted to Listowel Writers’ Week for its support of the project. Tickets for above  can be purchased at our  Parish Office.

 

KNOCK SHRINE: All Ireland Rosary Rally. Saturday 1st June.  Bus leaving Castleisland at 7am. Contact 066 7147494 or 066 7141541.

 

PRAY: Please pray for Eddie Stones' daughter Michelle. She has a clot on her brain.

 

SPECIAL DAY: St. Benedict's Priory, Cobh - you are invited to a Day of Recollection. Talks, Adoration, Holy Mass at 9am (Priory), or 10am in Cobh Cathedral.  Lunch provided. 25th May, 11am-3.30pm.  Overnight accommodation available.  For more information contact Mother Prioress: 021 4811354, cobhtyburnconvent@gmail.com

 

HOST FAMILIES WANTED:  Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17@gmail.com

 

HARNETT REUNION:  Confirmation received this week of two Harnetts coming from Hawaii for the reunion in July.  They will be joining people from Italy, New Zealand, the US and Canada who have booked already.  Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com 

 

There is a full programme organised for visitors but it is also open to anyone to join, booking details shortly. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody.

 

CHURCH CLOSURE – St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert will be closed to the public from Monday 27th May until Friday 31st May (inclusive ) to facilitate the Health & Safety works which have to be carried out.

 

THE WESTMINSTER LOURDES CHOIR FROM LONDON Invites Parishioners in Kerry to The Cathedral on Thursday 30th May at 7pm. Over 50 members of The Westminster Lourdes Choir from London will perform an original piece called Peters Way of The Cross. The piece has been written and composed by two of our members and  have performed it in many venues over recent years, including Westminster Cathedral and The Grand Hall of The Old Bailey. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour.  As a choir we didn't just want to come and perform we wanted to give something back to the community as well, which is why we will be having a shared retiring collection in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus.

 

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE/ CHILD AND ADOLESCENT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES (CAMHS) NORTH KERRY, we are pleased to offer a two week support programme to help enhance your existing parenting skills.   The programme will aim to teach participants how to set rules, rituals and routines, parental safe care and coping strategies, addressing your child's coping skills, focusing on children who are impulsive, hyperactive and struggle with focus and paying attention The course will also  address the issue of motivation, disruption and defiance, whilst also focusing on the impact it can have on the overall family unit. The course takes place on Friday. May 24 and Friday June 14 respectively from 10am-12 noon daily. Places are limited. Further details available from Toni Clarke on (068 23584).

 

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: Celebrate Kerry's Natural Heritage during Biodiversity Week 2019 (18 May -26 May) Celebrate the beautiful and amazing diversity in Kerry's natural heritage-its plants, animals and landscapes. Come along to a series of talks, walks, film music and days out in the county that celebrate Kerry's biodiversity. Events are open  to  all.  Local events  in  Ballyseedy Woods, Tralee Bay Wetlands, Gortbrack Organic Farm,  Tralee  Town  Park  and  more.  See facebook Kerry Biodiversity Week 2019'.The full programme is available in the library, Siamsa, Kerry County Council etc.

 

LATIN MASS: in The  Immaculate  Conception Church, Rathass, Tralee on Sunday 26th May  at 12 noon. All are welcome. Missalettes provided.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019: 29th August to 3rd September  175th Anniversary of St. Bernadette.  Contact: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219.

 

AUTISM Conference 2019 - Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sun. Sept, 22nd Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

 

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: We are going online with a crowd funding campaign to fund the publication of a full colour limited edition hard back book featuring the artwork of wood turner and artist Liam Flynn. This 118 page coffee table style book will feature over 85 images of Liam's work. Essays by Roger Bennet and Yvonne McEnery. You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site at €40 per copy. @   https://fundit.ie/project/fluid-forms---liam-flynn  Besides the opportunity to purchase the book - please see the donor rewards for supporting the publication. Additional information at:  http://www.liamflynnwoodturner.com/fund-it.html  Thank you for your support.

 

THIUGHT – “We are what we are because we were what we were.” – the late Sr. Columba Finucane F.C.J. Farranawanna.

 

GAA 1957; Kerryman 1904-current, 02.02.1957, page 10 (See paper for long report). (Below is only a flavour of meeting)

 

Kerry County Board Annual Convention, was told that 1956 was a good year for Kerry GAA, although they did not win one all Ireland title. 195 delegates spent five hours discussing the affairs of the association. American tour expenditure and the fact they let down Kerry by at the Polo Grounds when the lost, but they had three subsequent victories. Banquet at Naas to honour Kildare’s first All-Ireland team of 1905 when they beat Kerry. Games; they had 95 County Championship Games; 351 District Board games; 440 Trophy Games and on top of them, there were many parish leagues.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 22, 1957; Page: 11

 

THE Kerry minor footballers will line out against Tipperary, at Mallow, on Sunday, inspired by the knowledge that a great deal of the county's prestige depends on their performance, since they are the last surviving hope of an All-Ireland title

 

(Break)

 

In the meantime we can only keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best of weather conditions, luck, and, above all refereeing.

 

The following is the Kerry team: L. Nolan (Legion); C. O'Meara (Dr. Crokes), M. Hegarty  Glenflesk), S, O'Connor (John Mitchels); P. Kerins (Kerins O'Rahillys),  C. Clifford (Dr. Crokes), P. Dowling (Maharees); J. O'Connor (Ballydonoghue), J. O'Riordan (Glenbeigh); J. Harmon (Listowel), D. Griffin; (St. Marys), A. McMahon (Dr. Crokes); P. Cronin (Dingle), T.Dunne (Moyvane), T. Callaghan (Moyvane.

 

Subs.: T. O'Keeffe  (Austin Stacks), W. Hanrahan (Moyvane), J. Ashe (Dingle), M. O'Sullivan (Legion), J. Burke (Castleisland), A. Conway (John Mitchels).

 

 

 

Note Moyvane football tournament in aid of church funds. Moyvane 5-8 Athea 1-3. Best for Moyvane- O’Callaghan, O’Connell, Mulvihill, Hanrahan and Flaherty.

 

Best for under strength Athea- Sean Connor, Tom Barrett and T Hanrahan.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, July 27, 1957; Page: 15

 

At Last A Munster Success For Kerry - Minor Title Won at Thurles

 

KERRY minor footballers battled their way to a well-deserved win over Cork, at Thurles, on Sunday last. The football was never of a really high standard due to the strong breeze which blew diagonally across the field and due also perhaps to the fact that there was a lack of Munster football final atmosphere at this venue.

 

This was a game which Kerry might well have lost through a combination of ill luck and bad forward finish.

 

Kerry had two goals disallowed in the first half and in the second half  missed two "sitters" at vital stages. They had first use of the breeze and at half time led by a mere five points. - This margin did not seem to be adequate considering the strength of the breeze, and I expected Cork to run out winners at the end. However, at the resumption, the Kerry back line, which was not severely tested in the first half, proved eminently sound and kept the Cork forwards well in check. Nolan, in the Kerry goal had not a very busy day but he made one courageous save at point blank range in the second half, when a goal might well have proved fatal to his side's chances. The full back line of Conway, Hegarty and Whelan was sound throughout, and Conway's kicks from goal were of great length even against the breeze. (See paper for much more)

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 27.07.1957, page 14

 

Comments on GAA by “P.F.” Kerry defeat at Waterford, Senior Munster final at Thurles  Cork easily beat Waterford. Higher standard of football in the Minor game, Kerry defeated Cork, Kerry regain the title they last held in1954. (see paper for commentary).

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 17, 1957; Page: 14 By John Barrett.

 

When the Kerry and Armagh minor footballers took the field at Croke Park, on Sunday, to contest the All-Ireland semi-final, it was obvious that the northerners were by far the bigger and heavier team. And with a heavy ball and in tiring conditions it was this physical advantage which took Armagh through to the final on the score 3-7 to 3-5.

 

In the 24th minute when Denis Hegarty in, trying to pick up the greasy ball, put It through his own, goal. Murphy pointed a free on the, 27th and Halpenny had a similar score just on hall-time, leaving the score at the interval: Kerry 2-4, Armagh 1-4.  Kerry got away to a great start on resuming, when they were awarded a penalty. Callaghan's kick was saved, but Geaney rushing in swept the ball to the corner of the net

 

Halpenny replied with a point from a free, and McMahon, in a Kerry attack, hit-the crossbar with a rasping shot for goal. Armagh returned to the attack and the burly Halpenny rushed home a goal, from a lob by Murphy.

 

(Names mentioned include Sean Dunne was not tall enough to play at full-forward and should have been switched to the corner. Griffin could have done better at full-forward. Geaney would have been ideal for forty mark. Brian OCallaghan nippy and clever in left corner. Jack Whelan had good game at left-full. Louis Nolan Goalkeeper, good. Alan Conway showed in experience, but kicked well. Nine of team eligible for next year, exceptions being Hegarty, Clifford, O’Riordan, O’Connor, Griffin and Dunne.)

 

 

 

Since 2015, our nation’s average life expectancy has been declining — suggesting that the toll of American despair can no longer be outpaced by technological or medical advancements. In 2017 alone, approximately 47,000 Americans committed suicide, and over 70,000 individuals died of a drug overdose. To put these number into perspective, 40,000 Americans died in motor vehicles accident during that same year, while roughly 58,000 U.S. soldiers died in the Vietnam War as a whole.

 

https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2019/05/06/death_by_loneliness_111185.html

 

 

 

 

 

Take a journey inside the body of England's most notorious monarch: Henry VIII. A team of medical experts, biographers, and historians investigate what caused the great physical and mental changes in the king. Was it from diseases such as syphilis, diabetes or malaria? Or could his favorite sport, jousting, have sparked his medical problems? Experts study Henry's childhood trauma and delve deeper into his lifestyle and adult injuries to better understand this powerful king's body.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=845SszVoN_M

 

2019 May 15 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, Congratulations the following Emily, Shauna, Gemma, Aoibhinn, Cillian, Jack, Adam, Conor, James, Seán, Aaron and Sarah on receiving their First Holy Communion in Knockanure on Saturday 10th May 2019. Thanks to Miss. McDermott for having the children prepared, also thanks to numerous people who worked in the background, thanks to the choir and Fr. Kevin.  We wish the children a long and happy relationship with Jesus throughout their lives.  First Holy Communion for the children of Murhur N.S. is on Saturday 25th May. 

 

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June.  Lunch and evening tea. Leaving Church car park at 11am.  Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.  

 

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st, tickets available at several outlets.

 

ST PIO Lixnaw; May prayer meeting will take place on Tuesday  May 21st at 7.30pm.

 

The witness will be given by Adrian O’Connor from Cloghane, Castlegregory.

 

MAY ALTAR in homes, an age old tradition, still continues, visit to local Blessed Well, which was very popular, now appears to be abandoned.

 

SYMPATHY:  To Mike O’Sullivan, the Village Moyvane on the death of his cousin Julie Hahesy, Limerick.

 

DEATH took place on May 3rd 2019 of Sr. Perpetua O’Brien, late of Moyderwell Covent, Tralee and formerly of Scrahan, Duagh. Deeply regretted by the Mercy Sisters, her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, relatives and friends.

 

Requiem Mass for Sr. Perpetua took place at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass on Monday, followed by burial in New Rath Cemetery, Tralee.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Anthony Ahern, Eileen Keogh, Patsy Horan, Fr. Roger Duggan, Jeremiah Scannell, Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Tim Kennelly, Patrick Shanahan, Noranne McCarthy, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty, Mary Stack. Mass Moyvane: Monday 13th at 7.30pm for Con J. Mulvihill & his wife Catherine & their son Con, Clounbrane (Anni) & deceased of Mulvihill family; Tues 14th at  7.30pm for Timothy & Julia Flaherty, Moher (Anni); Thurs  16th  at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Aughrim (Anni); Fri 17th  at  7.30pm for John Dunne, Drommurhur & Detroit, Michigan (Rec Dec); Sat 18th at  7.30pm for Mary Stack, Glenalappa (Anni), and Mass on Sun 19th  at 11.00am a Mass of Thanksgiving (Special Intention. Mass Knockanure on Sun 19th at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh (Anni) & her husband Pat.

 

ST BRENDAN: 16th May 7.30pm. Feast of St. Brendan. Mass celebrated in Church of St. Brendan, Curraheen, Tralee by Fr. Seán Jones. Especially for young people and those doing exams.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to John Goulding of Knockanure who won an award at the recent 44th Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Show and Sale at Gortatlea.

 

WALK: May 18th at Ballylongford nature walk begins at noon at Carrigafoyle.

 

BEST Wishes on their marriage to, Orla O’Neill, daughter of Sean and Catriona of Bunagarha and Brian McCormack, son of Thomas and Catherine from Tipperary. Canon Declan O’Connor officiated at Listowel Church.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Deborah O’Flaherty daughter of Tom and Ann of Moyvane who married Sean O’Mahony of Coolaclarig in Moyvane Church recently, Fr. Sean Jones officiated.

 

Congratulations also to Aisling Culhane of Ballyguiltenane and Jerry Scanlon of Tarbert on their marriage on 27th April 2019.

 

BEST Wishes to Breda Fitzgerald of Moyvane who recently celebrated her 60th birthday.

 

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The Brandon Hotel  This week, Monday 5pm –8.30pm, TUES, WEDS & Thurs: 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm.

 

VOCATIONS RETREAT, is God calling you to be a Diocesan Priest.? A Come and See vocations retreat will be held in St Patrick's College Maynooth on 18th/19th May. For details contact Fr. Michael Moynihan at 0876551902.

 

COMHALTAS: The Limerick County Fleadh will take place in Athea on the June Bank holiday weekend and the next meeting preparing for the event is on Monday, May 13th at the Top of the Town.

 

CHOIR: Imperial Male voice choir from London, will perform at St James’ Church Dingle on Sat. 25th May at 7.30pm, they also perform at St Michael’s Church Killorglin on the 26th of May at 7.30pm, they will be joined by Killorglin Men’s’ Social Club Choir.

 

ROSARY:  At the Grotto Tuesday evening at 7.15pm.

 

ROAD CLOSURE: Works will continue on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford Rd.  There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551.  The L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods Will be closed from Monday 13th May at 8 am This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 17th.  The road will be fully opened on weekends.

 

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIRED & FRIENDS: are going on their Annual weekend away, this year it is to Connemara from 7th - 9th July. Visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Heritage Centre, Homestead of Dan O Hara, Cruise of Killary Fjord, St. Bridget's Celtic Gardens, Shopping in Clifden and lots more.  Immediate booking is necessary. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8696341 or Mairead Doyle 087/1386831. Everybody Welcome!

 

CONCERT in the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Sun. 19th May starting at 7pm.  Funds raised will go towards getting a bus for St. John of Gods Services.

 

PROCESSION with the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will take place on Mon. 13th May at 6.30pm from Ballylongford Church to the Grotto.

 

KNOCK SHRINE: All Ireland Rosary Rally, Saturday 1st June.  Bus leaving Castleisland at 7am. Contact 066 7147494 or 066 7141541.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre, Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm.  Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8-9.30pm.  Diocesan Adoration Eucharistic Retreat: Thurs. 30th May, 9.30am-3.30pm. Contact Eileen 0874575278 Margaret 0872976304.  Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th to Thurs. 13th June.  Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

 

FERGUSON 35; The Downes brothers Mike from Castlebar and Liam from Templeglantine recently participated in a 300kms tractor road run from Dublin to Mayo. Their mode of transport was a 61-year-old Massey Ferguson 35.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  There will be an afternoon tea dance in  Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon.  All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.   Refreshments and raffle.

 

KERRY Co-op; Dave Scannell of Listowel who farms in Ardagh,  has organised a meeting in the Southcourt Hotel, Raheen on Monday, May 13, at 8pm, hoping that every shareholder in the Limerick/Clare area will attend.

 

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH.   Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

 

CONRADH NA GAEILGE/GAELIC LEAGUE; a branch has been re-established in Abbeyfeale.  Members welcome.  Further information Éamonn 086 3903244.

 

PRESENTATION Sisters, Castleisland have donated the Ambos, Altar and Stations of the Cross to Brosna Parish.

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE:  Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the Leadership of Bishop Brendan Leahy will leave Shannon on Thursday June 20 and returning on Tuesday June 25.  A limited number of sick or assisted pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes.  For more details please contact the Lourdes Office, Limerick Social Services Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Telephone: 061 314111

 

DOG SHOW:  The Abbeyfeale Town Park Dog Show will take place in the Town Park on Sunday May 19, with Judging commencing at 2pm.  We will have 12 classes-

 

 HARNETT REUNION:  A committee meeting has been called for Thursday, May 16 in St. Ita’s Hall at 9pm.  New members always welcome.  They’re coming from the four corners for the second reunion of the Harnett clan July 11-14.  Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com  

 

PRO-LIFE: Since 2017, Priests for Life has worked with Heartbeat International and Good Counsel to urge pastors – of all denominations – to place information permanently in their church bulletins and on their websites on alternatives to abortion and healing after abortion. It’s easy, it’s free and it will take just minutes to accomplish. And lives will be saved.

 

For example, one very comprehensive resource is Heartbeat’s OptionLine.org

 

COMMUNITY ALERT NOTES from Abbeyfeale:  Thanks to everyone who supported our recent church gate collection – the monies collected go towards the summer outing and Christmas lunch.   Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65.  The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €66.  Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one.  Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one.  Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

 

DEATHS: Israelis on Memorial Day mourn nation’s 23,741 soldiers killed in service

 

ST JOHNS May 2019; Wed 15th - KRISTY COX BLUEGRASS BAND. The best of American and country bluegrass is presented by this six piece Nashville based Grammy nominated band.

 

Thu 16th -ERIC NOLAN- An evening of traditional Irish songs and folk music.

 

Fri 17th –SMALLONE, A new play by John Murphy, starring Michelle O‘Flanagan and presented by Bottom Dog Theatre Co. Limerick. Mingey loves Peru, her cats and orange club milks. She has a heart full of love and she guards her privacy like a treasure.

 

Sat 18th –SIVE. The John B. Keane classic is presented by The Fourth Wall Theatre Co., Laois

 

Mon 19th– Tues 20th- THE BOG OF CATS. A play by Marina Carr presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald.

 

Wed 22nd -- DEIRDRE MOYNIHAN & RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET. Sounds secretly coming to life. Music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Brahms and Karl Weigl.

 

GLIN CASTLE HOSTED THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants.  Expert advice from the growers.  Glin Castle tours available also.

 

ATHEA DANCE HALL

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, February 02, 1929; Page: 6

 

DANCE AT KELLY'S HALL, ATHEA, on SUNDAY NIGHT, 3rd FEB., 1929.

 

DANCING STARTS AT 9 O'CLOCK, Music by Devro-Daly, Kerry's Popular Band.

 

TARIFF—Ladies 3/-; Gents 3/6. First-class Catering. All are –welcome.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 21, 1929; Page: 8

 

GRAND ANNUAL DANCE WILL BE HELP IN KELLY' S HALL, ATHEA, CO. LIMERICK,

 

ON SUNDAY, 29th DECEMBER, '29

 

Music by MICK DEVEREAUX and his Popular Band. Dancing at 9 Pm- Special Catering. Tariff: Ladies, 3/6; Gents, 4/ COMMITTEED. D O'Sullivan, J. Danaher, William Ahern, Tom Kelly. J. O'Sullivan, M. Mullane. Treas. T. Kelly. Secretary, C. O'Sullivan.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, November 04, 1939; Page: 11

 

Will be held in THE Enterprise Hall, Athea, On-Sunday Night, Nov. 5th, '39.

 

Music by McElligott's Dance Band-Six Musicians. Spot Light Effects. Carnival Novelties.

 

COME AND DANCE TO A BAND AND A FLOOR SECOND TO NONE. Dance Starts at 9 o'c sharp, to 6.

 

Special Catering by T. J. Kelly, Proprietor. TARIFF (inc. Supper and Tax)—2/6. DANCING from 9 to 6.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 30, 1939; Page: 19

 

THE THIRD ANNUAL, All-Night DANCE, Will be held in THE ENTERPRISE HALL, ATHEA,

 

January 1st, 1940.

 

Music by Pat Jordan's Band, Kanturk. SIX Performers SIX. Admission (inc. Tax & Supper)—2/6. Dancing 9 pm. to 6 a m. T. J Kelly, Prop Come and Dance to a Band on a Floor second to none. Spot Prizes. Hats free.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 28, 1942; Page: 17

 

All-Night Dance OF THE SEASON will be held in THE ENTERPRISE HALL, ATHEA —On-Easter Sunday Night, April 5th. Dancing 9 — 5 a m.

 

Music by Gaby and his Rhythm Minstrels—direct from the Queen’s Theatre. Dublin.

 

Admission (Inc. tax & supper)—3 /-.

 

Catering, by T J Kelly. Hall Prop.

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 13, 1943; Page: 8

 

All-Night Dance will be held in the Enterprise Hall. Athea, on St. Patrick's Night (17th March).

 

Music by the Cavalier Dance Band, Kilmallock (Personally conducted by Dan Foley, A L. C M ,  L L C M) Dancing 9 to 5a m. Cigarettes and Refreshments to be had in Hall. Tariff (inc. tax) — 2/6

 

Bicycles Parked Prop—T J Kelly

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2019/04/22/athea-limerick-dance-halls/

 

 

 

 

 

25 Anniversary Concert Abbeyfeale 2019

 

https://youtu.be/jAZeoniYwXI

 

 

 

 

 

Old Video

 

https://youtu.be/1eYMyt7ZD8Q

 

 

 

 

2019 May 8 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st, tickets available at several outlets.

 

POST; the letter box in front of the Post Office is still in use and is collected each day at 3.30pm.

 

FAREWELL Mass and tribute was paid to Mary Collins in the Marian Hall on Tuesday night 30th April 2019. Mary was Moyvane’s last Post Mistress.  Previous postmasters include; Bridie Sheehan for 21, her husband, the late Dick Sheehan for 41 years. Catherine Shine, died 1983; J C Shine died 1965; Nora Richardson died 1922. Richard Barrett, Post Office, Newtownsandes, there in 1857; Regulation 1914, In future all female officers will have to resign on marriage, but will be eligible for a marriage gratuity on resignation.

 

COMMEMORATION:  of the 98th Anniversary of the Gortaglanna Martyrs will take place on Saturday evening 11th May at 7pm.  People attending are asked to meet at McMahons Bridge, Kilmorna.  All welcome. 

 

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE:  Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford road.  There will be a traffic light system in place.  The L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Tuesday 7th May at 8 am This will be a 24-hour closure from 8am on Tuesday until 7pm on Friday.  The road will be fully opened on weekends. 

 

 

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management Meeting of Scoil Chorpchriost, Knockanure, a vote of sympathy was passed, To The Stack Family of Beenanasbig  on the death of Siobhan Stack, Perth, Australia.

 

JOHN HUNT: A Memorial Mass will be said for the late John Hunt of Chicago (and formerly of Athea)  in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Heidi Deegan, John Neenan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, Tom Scannell, Kay O’Brien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Mike Brendan Sheehy, Michael Andrew Beasley O’Flaherty, Paul Dalton, Agnes Mulvihill, Statia Neligan, Tom Liston, Josie Golding, Michael Dowling, Darragh Langan, Nora Walsh, Bridget Beaton, Jer Murphy, Joe Faley, Paud Culhane, Tom Sullivan, Molly White, Lar. Buckley, Ellen Stack. Mass Moyvane; Wed. 8th at 7.30pm for deceased members of Newtownsandes Creamery; Thursday 9th at 7.30pm for James and Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha, Anni; Friday 10th at 7.30pm, for Jerry and Jenny O’Carroll and their son Christopher, New Houses; Sat 11th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah McCarthy Snr and Jeremiah McCarthy Jnr of Gortdromasillihy and Mass on Sunday 12th at 11am for David Foley, Kilbaha and the deceased of the Foley and O’Connor Family’s

 

Mass Knockanure Sat 11th at 11 am, First Holy Communion for Scoil Chorp Chriost and Mass on Sunday 12th at 10 am for Mary Rose Kennelly & Nora Kennelly Kelly of Gortdromagowna.

 

ROSARY:  At the Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm for the month of May, except one Monday night on the 20th.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Knockanure:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; Moyvane: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

 

GROW MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT. Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí  Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

 

WALK: May 18th at Ballylongford nature walk begins at noon at Carrigafoyle.

 

SINGING CLUB Abbeyfeale: Deidre Scanlon was the special guest at the May session of West Limerick Singing Club which took during Fleadh by the Feale in the Ramble Inn.

 

REMEMBERING ZOE:.   The Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday, May 12 commencing in Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds, Abbeyfeale at 9am and cycling through scenic parts of West Limerick, North Kerry and North Cork. There will be 3 cycle routes: 50km, 85km and120km.  There will also be a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a new 10K Run.

 

ALZHEIMER'S TEA DAY: There is an Alzheimer’s Tea Morning in Christy’s Bar, Listowel on 10th May from 10am to 2pm.

 

VENERABLE EDEL QUINN: To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the death of Edel Quinn in Nairobi,  Holy Mass will be celebrated on Monday 13th May at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.

 

MOYVANE LIBRARY VISITS Moyvane:  Every second Wednesday 11.30am to 12noon.  Next visit 8th May.

 

CONRADH NA GAEILGE,  a branch has been re-established in Abbeyfeale.  Members welcome.  Further information Éamonn 086 3903244.

 

ROADS: A good crowd attended a meeting at the Marian Hall Moyvane and discussed concerns about road closures and the laying of cable, on May 1 2019. All the questions had to be answered by different speakers, which could lead to people’s concerns, being passed around and around forever. An important speaker, said he had a prior engagement, and was unable to attend, what engagement was more important than the Moyvane one. Nobody questioned the experience of these in charge of the cable laying, there was questions about the ability and the speed of putting the local road network back to reasonable condition. The project has begun and people will have to cope with works for a few years. Is there any oversight, to prevent costs spiralling, like the children's Hospital, and the local roads will then be left in a shambles. In twenty years very few people will be left in the countryside, to make any use of a very expensive project, without any life expectancy or maintenance guarantee. To be fair to the workers, they are given a job to do, they have no say in how they are governed or told what to do. They always hear the negative and seldom the positive. If you only make a cup of tea for some people, we know their reaction, too hot, too strong, etc. etc.

 

DOG SHOW:  The annual fundraiser for the Town Park takes place on Sunday, May 19 in the Town Park.  Everyone welcome.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  There will be an afternoon tea dance in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon.  All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Listowel, with Fr. Patrick Cahill; Fri 10th May 7.00pm, Mass & Talk by Fr. Cahill followed by a Special guided Holy Hour-Confessions available. Adoration continues afterwards in the Church until Midnight. Sat 11th May 8am to 10am Adoration in the Church 9am to 10am-Confessions available 10.30am Mass & talk by Fr. Cahill Adoration continuing Confessions available 1.45pm Healing Hour – Led by Fr. Cahill. 3pm Benediction 3.30pm Closing of Adoration. Intention, Everyone welcome.

 

ST PIO Lixnaw; May  prayer meeting  will take place on Tuesday  May 21st at 7.30pm.

 

The witness will be given by Adrian O’Connor from Cloghane, Castlegregory.

 

Adrian has an inspirational story to share. Adrian’s accident was so simple. He tripped and fell on the footpath. To his friends the fall was of no great concern.  However when his friends tried to pick him up they realised there was something seriously wrong.  His skull was seriously damaged on the right hand side and he was bleeding heavily.  He was in an induced coma and his brain was swelling.  Concern was raised that the jagged edges of his damaged skull could also damage his brain resulting in further complications.  The doctors gave little hope of ever walking and talking again.  The accident happened in December 2004.  Thank God Adrian has fought back and will be present in Lixnaw on the 21st to share his miraculous recovery and the support he got from friends and neighbours.

 

CONFIRMATION 2019: We congratulate 72 pupils from Scoil Reálta na Maidne, An Gael Scoil & Presentation Primary School who received their Confirmation on Friday (May 3rd )  by Bishop Ray Browne.

 

VOCATIONS: Perhaps God is calling you to be a Diocesan Priest.  Come and See vocations retreat will be held in St Patrick's College Maynooth on 18th/19th May. For details contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 087/6551902.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8pm-9.30pm starts on Mon. 6th May. Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7pm-8.30pm starts on 1st May (for 5 weeks).                                                                  

 

LIMERICK Camogie: Iris Kennelly (1-4), and Roisin Mann from the Newcastle West team were members of the Limerick team  that defeated Westmeath by 2-19 to 0-11 in the All Ireland Minor B Camogie semi-final at Gort on Saturday, April 20th  2019. Kate Ambrose, from the Newcastle West team was a member of the Limerick team that lost to Kildare by 2-9 to 0-11 in the Camogie League Division 3 Final at Banagher on Saturday April 20.2019.

 

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  The next meeting of West Limerick Mental Health Association will be held in NCW on Wednesday, May 14 at 8pm in the house next to O’Connell House on the way into the Desmond Complex.

 

LOCAL ROAD Closures, ESB and others; https://youtu.be/mHTlgM57fLY

 

WALK: Darkness Into Light Walk on Saturday 11th May at 4.15am.  Funds raised are going to Pieta House.  To register go to https://www.darknessintolight.ie/

 

YOUTH CLUB FUNDRAISER, Abbeyfeale: The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary. The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal.   As part of their involvement in the John Paul 11 awards a number of members of Abbeyfeale youth club along with their leaders have started to work on in the garden at the side of the curate’s house and are planning to sell the produce during the summer and donate the money raised to charity.  Fr. Shoji, our curate for the next three years, is in charge of watering and is having a pastoral visit from his Bishop in India so the first sale will be to support the Bishops projects and will take place at both Masses on Sunday, May 12 which the Bishop will be saying.  We hope to have lettuce plants, herbs, sunflower and pumpkin plants along with jams, buns and a few surprises.  Your support will be most welcome.

 

ST BRENDAN: 16th May 7.30pm. Feast of St. Brendan. Mass celebrated in Church of St. Brendan, Curraheen, Tralee by Fr. Seán Jones. Especially for young people and those doing exams.

 

CUCKOO WALKING FESTIVAL. A special welcome to friends from Laois with their High Nellie bikes. ‘The Return of the Seven Septs from Laois’- a pageant by Michael Creagh (Laois) and cast performed at 7 pm Sunday evening May 5 at the Bridewell. All are very welcome.

 

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IWA are holding their AGM in the IWA Day/Resource Centre at Ballygologue road, Listowel on the 8th ,May at 1.30pm. The IWA provide a wide range of services to people with mobility difficulties Info: Jackie at 086 395 3387."

 

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY are holding a 6 week programme facilitated by Edel Lawlor commencing Wednesday 8th May at 5pm-7pm. The name of the programme is Climb. It is to help Children deal with a cancer diagnosis of a family member. This Programme is Fun, Creative and is Free For more information please ring Reception 0667192122.

 

BROSNA History of GAA book is now near completion and should be launched in late June.

 

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: We are going online with a crowd funding campaign to fund the publication of a full colour limited edition hard back book featuring the artwork of wood turner and artist Liam Flynn. This 118 page coffee table style book will feature over 85 images of Liam's work. Essays by Roger Bennet and Yvonne McEnery. You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site at €40 per copy. @   https://fundit.ie/project/fluid-forms---liam-flynn  Besides the opportunity to purchase the book - please see the donor rewards for supporting the publication. Additional information at:  http://www.liamflynnwoodturner.com/fund-it.html 

 

YOGA CLASSES:  Yoga classes every Wednesday evening, Abbeyfeale from 7 – 8.30pm.  Yoga is a great activity, it gives you strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness.  Contact Mike 087 2732591.

 

HARNETT REUNION:  A committee meeting has been called for Thursday, May 9 in St. Ita’s Hall at 9pm.  New members always welcome.  They’re coming from the four corners for the second reunion of the Harnett clan July 11-14.  Orange Day is even cancelled as there will be so many Harnetts travelling from the North.  Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com 

 

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  We will have booking details shortly. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody, whether Harnett, Hartnett or other and we are looking forward to a great weekend July 11-14.

 

 KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019: 29th August to 3rd September  175th Anniversary of St. Bernadette.  Contact: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219. 

 

ICA PRESIDENT Kit Ahern; Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, February 16, 1963; Page: 9

 

Edited, see paper for more on Kit Ahern, I.C.A. visits Australia.

 

Entertained by Miss Joan Keane of Moyvane, who is actively engaged in all the Irish organisations. And there, too, she met the well-known Irish scholar and historian, Tom Culhane, and his wife, Kathleen, who comes from Shanagolden.

 

 

 

Mrs. Ahern told me, "it is a great pity that Tom Culhane cannot be brought over to Ireland to record all the traditions he has got of Glin and Athea parishes He has a great wealth of knowledge, and I have preserved some of it in his recordings of folklore and old poems about the Glin and Athea areas."

 

Tom is now some thirty years in exile, and was a great friend of the late Dr. McGrath, Athea, with whom he corresponded regularly. Another exile is Dick Mullins from the Shanagolden area, and from Sandringhan, near Melbourne, Mrs. Ahern has good wishes for the Hanafin friends, especially Colm of Askeaton.

 

 

 

FAREWELL PARTY After the Conference she went to Adelong, where her host was Father Gerry Downey of Abbeyfeale. And in all these places she had meetings with the rural women's associations and Irish groups. Memorable of the latter was the farewell party led by Tom Culhane, Dick Cremmin, Dan Breen and Dan Aherne. Another interesting personality was Tom Brennan. Tom, a lawyer, was born and reared in Australia; yet, he speaks fluent Irish and is an authority on Irish history. In Sydney, Mrs. Ahern was entertained by Con and Paddy Woulfe, of Knocknagorna, Athea. Their sister and a brother, Dick, are also In Sidney. Dick's wife is a relation of Margaret Burke-Sheridan, and Mrs. Ahern told me, "I have a recording of Irish songs beautifully sung by their daughter, who has inherited much of the talent of this famous singer." There also she met the Barretts of Dirreen. In New Zealand, she was the guest of Mrs. Leach, a sister of Mrs. Tom Harnett, Abbeyfeale And from a Convent outside Wellington she brought greetings from the Myres family in Limerick and Tralee.  Limerick Is well represented in Honolulu, too. There she met Mrs. Marie Murphy, relatives of the Limerick Chalks, with good wishes to May McDonnell of Rathkeale and Mrs. Donogh O’Brien. During her stay in Los Angeles, Mrs. Ahern was guest of Mrs. Pettite, who is a friend of Mrs. Tim Hartnett. "I was entertained by many Limerick priests there, she told me, including Monsignor Dan Collins, Father Mick Collins, and Father Tom Moloney." "Ono of the greatest joys I had," she continued, "was my visit to school pals and ex-pupils who are now In the some religious Order." She met Josie Leahy from Beenanaspig, Athea, Mother Superior, Little Company of Mary: another Athea lady, Maudie Enright and Kitty O'Connor, Rathoran, a past pupil of hers from Colaiste Muire, Abbeyfeale. And a near neighbour,there was Meenie Hanrahan, who has relatives In Athea.  In Los Angeles too, she met Kitty Mullins, who sends greetings to her mother and friends in Glin. Mrs Ahern had a very special welcome and reception there from Father R. Harnett, New St. Abbeyfeale, and Father Paddy Collins, Convent St, Abbeyfeale. In Chicago, she stayed with her first cousin, Ed. Gargin, Professor of History in Loyola University. Ed's mother is the former Miss Liz McAuliffe, Newcastle West. "I met many Athea people in Chicago," Mrs. Ahern said "and was guest of Mrs, Phil Kelly, formerly Miss Mile Dore from Derk, Duagh, and the former Miss Teasy Kelly, whose husband, John Sullivan, comes from Kilbaha." Jim's sister, who was also a school pal of Mrs. Ahern's, is now a nun in Texas. "The Kelly's and the Dore's have an open house for all Irish visitors," Mrs. Ahern added. In Chicago, too, she renewed acquaintance with a past pupil, Mrs. McCarton (formerly Miss Kitty Roche), the Shines and the O’Connor’s, and at St Mary's Techny got greetings for Peggy Conliss of Balllnacurra. She met Jerry Walsh, whose parents come from Moyvane, and Tom Scanlan, son of Jerry Scanlan, of Upper Athea, Jerry and Tom send greetings to their friends and relatives at home.

 

KIND HOST

 

Among the many kind hosts was her aunt, Mrs. Con Kennedy (formerly Han McAuliffe, Newcastle West), and her other aunts. Kit and Han, who send greetings to  all in Newcastle West. A big night in New York was the occasion of presentation of medals to the champion Limerick hurlers. At the Victory Dinner she met Pat Lyons, Corner House, Newcastle West, Radio Officer on m.v. "City of Sydney." With him were James O'Connell and Michael Sheehy. Michael, a Newcastle West man, too, now owns his own hairdressing salon in the Bronx.

 

 

 

One of the victorious hurling team was Sean Monaghan, who is carrying on the great hurling tradition of his father, Paddy Monaghan, N.T. Among others present at the function who send good wishes were: Batt and Kathleen Wren, Athea; Mrs. Quilty, formerly Miss Eileen Hutchman; Tom Broderick , Ballybehy, Abbeyfeale; Pat and Shiela Murphy, Abbeyfeale; Bridget Moran, Clash Athea; Ita Ahem, Parkanna, Athea; Mrs. O'Sullivan, formerly Nora May Riordan, Ballagh; and May ScanIan, Upper Athea, with special greetings to Joe Quaid of Derreen.

 

 

 

In Rochestor, Mrs. Ahern got good wishes for Mrs, Fahy and friends at Ashbourne Ave., Limerick. From Brooklyn, Con Kennedy, Guiney's Bridge, sent greetings to all in Brosna and the Bridge; Mickey O'Sullivan, Ballyhahill, to Jim Driscoll, Paky Culhane , and all his Glin friends and relatives; and from, Mrs. Ahern's aunts greetings to Pat and Owen McAuliffe, and relatives. Other messages came from Tom and Dick Mullins, to their Glin relatives, as well as to Padraig and Donal O'Carroll, "looking forward to seeing them in the not-to-distant future."

 

 

 

Summing up her wonderful experiences, Mrs. Ahern told me, "what made it all so rewarding for me is that I had a purpose, and my Interest was in people rather than places or climate. I told other people about our own Associations and about our country," And, paying a tribute to the countrywomen of Australia for the great effort she said: "Their kindness and hospitality there endeared them to the whole world." The same warm welcome was given at the various conferences in the United States, at San Diego, Madison and Atlanta.

 

And, here at home, the Irish Countrywomen's Association are preparing to give the representatives of the six million strong association of Countrywomen of the world a memorable "Cead Mile Failte," during the World Conference of 1965,

 

 

 

 

 

Dog and Bull

 

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CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE 140 cyclists were in Listowel. CAS were in Listowel on the 30th of April 2019

 

More information from  0877649182

 

 

 

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LOCAL ROAD WORKS: full text of letter to residents

 

 

 

KILPADDOGE – KNOCKANURE 2 220kV CABLE ROUTE TRENCHING & DUCTING PROJECT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Subject: Notification Letter for Works on R551 (Tarbert to Ballylongford Road) & Road Closure of the L1013 [Bog Road, Bog line] on the 29th April

 

 

 

Dear Resident,

 

 

 

KN Circet will be carrying out a trenching and ducting project for the installation of a new cable route in your area on behalf of ESB Networks. The project is part of an overall 21km trenching and ducting project from Kilpaddoge Substation to Knockanure Substation of which KN will do approximately 10km of the required ducting and cabling. The works involve but are not limited to trenching and ducting works, construction of passing bays at each joint bay to allow vehicles to manoeuvre during the cable pulling, the installation of the cables and the reinstatement of the road pavement.

 

 

 

The planned commencing date of the ducting works on the R551 is the 23rd of April 2019 and the expected completion date is the 15th of June 2019. Following this initial ducting works there will be further works along this road for additional ducting works, cable installation and jointing and the timing of these will be advised as the works progress. There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551.

 

 

 

There is also a planned road closure on the L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line) starting on 29th April. This will be a 24-hour closure from 8am on Mondays until 7pm on Fridays. The road will be fully open on weekends. Works on this road are expected to complete before the 11th July.

 

 

 

Works on the Moyvane Rd starts in September 2019 and further notification will be sent out prior to these works starting.

 

 

 

A text alert system shall be in place to keep residents informed of the works progress. Our representative has visited residents and have collected contact details for this alert system. However, if you have not been in contact with our representative at this stage and would like to be included in the text alerts please do not hesitate to contact one of our representatives at the numbers below.

 

 

 

We greatly appreciate how patient and understanding you have been with the works to date and ask for your continued cooperation with our contractors and representative during the next stage of the works. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused during the works and we will endeavour to minimise disruption to residents and landowners during the works.

 

 

 

Yours Sincerely,

 

 

 

Vince Sugrue, Project Liaison Officer

 

 

 

Phone: 087 9980226

 

 

2019 May 1 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  AGM is taking place on Fri 3rd May at 8pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  All are welcome.

 

KNOCKANURE CLEAN-UP:  Very many thanks to all who came out to help with the clean up on Saturday 13th. Very many thanks to you all from Mary O’Carroll. 

 

RAMBLING HOUSE on Thurs 2nd May at 8pm.  All welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served. Details from Ann at 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day Knockanure on Mon 13th May. Music by Stevie Donegan, If attending, ring 068/49799.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In Marian Hall on Fri May 3rd at 10am.  To book contact Noreen on 068/49238.

 

 ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday (3rd). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction. 

 

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  Meeting in Marian Hall on Mon 29th at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.

 

AONGHUS MCANALLY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DENICE DOYLE & IVAN MCKENNA, will perform at forthcoming Church Concert in Moyvane on May 22nd. It will have stories, laughs, very special music and songs we all know.   

 

LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto results- There was no winner of the €4000 jackpot on Friday 19th April. Numbers drawn were 2, 10, 16,and 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Kathleen O’Keeffe, Kilmorna; 2. Donie Lynch, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Henry Finucane, Lisaniska; 4. Marie Moloney, Knockmeal, Abbey, and 5. Con Lynch Gortromagouna. Next draw on Friday 26th with jackpot up to €4100.

 

WIN: Knockanure GAA Football Club got off to a good start of their campaign defeating Listowel Emmets. A great effort by all involved on the evening of Thursday 11th April in Moyvane. A big thank you to the supporters who drove us on.

 

INFORMATION MEETING On ESB works in our Parish on Wed 1st May at 8pm in the Marian Hall.  Representatives from ESB, Eirgrid & KN Circet will be in attendance.  It is important that all affected parties attend this meeting.  All welcome. 

 

BEST WISHES on their marriage to Alan Kennelly and Amy McElligott who were married on 19th April 2019, both are from the Village of Knockanure, and live locally.

 

DEFIBRILLATOR OUTSIDE MARIAN HALL:  On behalf of the local community, we would like to thank the Marian Hall Committee who funded the replacement of the defibrillator pads and batteries recently for the defibrillator outside the Marian Hall. This life saving piece of equipment is available for use by the community in the event of a medical emergency. It can be accessed by pressing 0000   on the keypad.

 

A RAPID RESPONSE VEHICLE: will be launched at Garvey's Super-Valu, Listowel on Tuesday 30th April starting at 10.30am. It is hoped that all organisations, groups and individuals will attend and support.

 

DEATH took place on 18th April 2019 at Detroit, Michigan of John Dunne of Dromurhur, Moyvane, born 79 years ago to Jack Dunne and Kitty Wren. John was predeceased by siblings, Brendan, Kit (Keane), Liam and Danny and is survived by siblings Mary (Curtin),Tony, Pat and Tom. John was a highly respected footballer. See  Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 22, 1957; Page: 11. THE Kerry minor footballers will line out against Tipperary, at Mallow, on Sunday, inspired by the knowledge that a great deal of the county's prestige depends on their performance, since they are the last surviving hope of an All-Ireland title for this year. John Dunne and Bernard O’Callaghan were on the team and Liam Hanrahan was a sub all from Moyvane. (See Kerryman for report.) Mass for the happy repose of John’s soul will be celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 17th May at 7.30pm. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sheila O’Riordan, Eddie Moloney, Jack Walsh, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O’Connell, John Joe O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Paddy Feury, John O’Connor, Hannah Sheehy, John Horgan, Con Synan, Jeremiah C O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, David O’Brien, Dan Allen, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Ciss Cox, Mass Moyvane on 29th at 7.30pm for Denis O’Connor, Glin;  Fri 3rd at 7.30pm for Mag & Pats Windle, Billy & Jack Flaherty, Lr. Aughrim; Sat 4th at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, Moyvane South, and Mass on Sun 5th at 11.00am for Tom O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure: Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lisaniskea (Anni) and Mass on  Sun 5th at 10.00am for Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea, Kilmorna.

 

MASS in Moyvane Hall; Tues 30th at 7.30pm, Mass in Marian Hall for Mary Collins, in appreciation for her dedicated service over the past 10 years in our Post Office.  

 

ROAD CLOSURES FROM THIS MONDAY:  R551 (Tarbert to Ballylongford) traffic light system in place.  Please note the L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line) from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the Woods - this is a 24 hour closure from 8am on Mondays to 7pm on Fridays.  The road is fully open at weekends.  Vince Sugrue, Project Liaison Officer is available on 087/9980226 for further information. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE; Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts on 1st May (for 5 weeks).

 

BOOK: A Farewell to Poetry is title of Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s latest book, Gabriel has produced about 60 books over the years of his writing.

 

BEALTAINE Festival held during May, details from any library, it is an Age & Opportunity arts initiative.

 

AONGHUS MCANALLY WITH SPECIAL GUESTS DENICE DOYLE & IVAN MCKENNA

 

I am asking for your help and support for our forthcoming Church Concert on May 22nd.   It’s a different style of Concert to what we all have been used to.  It will have stories, laughs, very special music and songs we all know.  You will enjoy it, be assured of that.  You can help by taking some tickets to sell to family, workmates etc.  You can support by buying a ticket and committing yourself to be present.  You could also take a poster to put on display at work or your local shop etc.  Tickets on sale at all Masses this weekend.  

 

 GROTTO ROSARY Killocrim, Friday 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th May at 8pm.     

 

EVENTS: Writing Workshop at Listowel Library on May 2nd. Tralee Food Festival and Riverfest Limerick runs from May 3rd to 6th. Rally of the Lakes , Killarney, and Cuckoo Walking Festival in Tarbert, is on from 3rd to 5th May. May 18th at Ballylongford nature walk begins at noon at Carrigafoyle. Irish Astronomical Society have an exhibition at Tralee Library at present.

 

SINGING CLUB Abbeyfeale: Deidre Scanlon will be the special guest at the May session of West Limerick Singing Club which takes place during Fleadh by the Feale in the Ramble Inn.  Singers, storytellers and listeners welcome from 9pm.

 

REMEMBERING ZOE:.   The Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday, May 12 commencing in Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds, Abbeyfeale at 9am and cycling through scenic parts of West Limerick, North Kerry and North Cork. There will be 3 cycle routes: 50km, 85km and120km.  There will also be a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a new 10K Run.

 

 DOG SHOW:  The annual fundraiser for the Town Park takes place on Sunday, May 19 in the Town Park.  Everyone welcome.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  There will be an afternoon tea dance in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon.  All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.

 

CONGRATULATIONS: Scoil Rince Ínse Bhán were recently crowned Under 30’s World Champions.  Vincent and Noreen Sheehy’s son Ian is one of the group members.

 

ALZHEIMER'S TEA DAY: Madeline O'Connor in association with the Wednesday club is holding a tea day on behalf of above society on Wednesday May 1st at St.Ita's hall Main St. Abeyfeale. from 10. 30 -1. 30pm.

 

STARS IN THEIR EYES ASDEE GAA CLUB will be hosting our final Stars in Their Eyes in the Asdee Community Centre on Sunday, May 5th, with acts from around North Kerry taking part. Doors open at 6:45pm, with the show kicking off at 7:45pm. 

 

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY will have a living Life Programme starting Wednesday 1st May for 8 weeks at 10.30am-1pm.This Programme is for supporting people with secondary cancer. Booking is essential. Please contact Siobhan 0667192122 if you are interested!

 

 GLÓRACH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS:  The Glórach Theatre is a registered charity, and is staffed totally by volunteers.  For those who may be interested in getting involved, feel free to call us at 0871383940, to message us on facebook or to call to the building on an occasion we are holding an event.

 

CANCER  SUPPORT  GROUP  HEALTH-LINK TRANSPORT are  delighted  to  be  this  years nominated charity for the Kingdom Co Fair on the 12th of May. They need volunteers to help on the day and would be very grateful for your help. Contact Breda or Trish on 066-7195560 for details.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Historian, Pádraig Ó Concubhair talk on “The 1848 Rising in North Kerry and West Limerick” on Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm in the Bridewell. Everybody is welcome.

 

PALLIATIVE CARE UNIT KERRY HOSPICE: Charity Fundraising dance in the Torc Hotel, Killarney on Friday 10th May at 8.30pm (Doors open at 8pm), in Aid of  the  Palliative  Care  Unit/Kerry  Hospice. Tickets can be bought on the door or by calling -0876276146.

 

 “THE MYSTERIES OF MARY” A presentation given by Listowel author, Paraic Maher on Sunday, May 5th, at an Díseart Chapel, Dingle, at 5pm. The presentation will consist of a talk on the mysteries of Mary’s life, focusing on her betrothal to Joseph, followed by a slide show of Irish stained glass windows depicting the moment of their marriage, featuring the work of  some  of  Ireland’s  finest artists and craftsmen. Free event

 

WALK: Darkness Into Light Walk on Saturday 11th May at 4.15am.  Funds raised are going to Pieta House.  To register go to https://www.darknessintolight.ie/

 

ROSARY FOR FAITH AND LIFE: Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will  gather  at  their  local  Grottos  to  recite  the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To see the locations visit  www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

 

ACCORD: We are now recruiting for volunteers as a Pre-Marriage Course Facilitator or a Marriage and Relationship Counsellor.  If you have a positive attitude to the Catholic Church and have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team please contact our Tralee office 066 7122280, www.accord.ie

 

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE Can you donate a bed for one night? .CAS needs your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. Can you offer a bed for 1 night along with shower/bath facilities and a meal we would greatly appreciate it, as there is 140 cyclists coming to Listowel. CAS is coming to Listowel on the 30th of April and we are looking for people within a 20 miles radius. Please contact Liz at lizhorganhomestays@cycleagainstsuicide. comorSadhbh on 0877649182

 

ROSARY PROCESSION: Sunday 5th May at 2.30pm from Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee to Holy Cross Dominican Church for Novena. All welcome.

 

HARNETT REUNION:  They’re coming from the four corners for the second reunion of the Harnett clan July 11-14.  Orange Day is even cancelled as there will be so many Harnetts travelling from the north.  Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on harnettreunion2019@gmail.com 

 

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  We will have booking details shortly. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody, whether Harnett, Hartnett or other and we are looking forward to a great weekend July 11-14. 

 

PILGRIMAGE TO  MEDJUGORJE: Group  Leader Maura  O’Keeffe  Harksen  accompanied  by  Fr. Francis Nolan. September 10th 2019. 7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport. For  information  contact  066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. 175th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Bernadette. Theme: “Blessed are the Poor”. 29th August to 3rd of September. Flights ex Kerry Airport.  All bookings, to  Mrs.  Janice O’Sullivan, Droum  House,  Nohoval  Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry. Telephone 064 7758219 or email: joskdp@eircom.net

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND led by Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch.  September  24th—2nd October.  For further details contact Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch on 087 220 0114.

 

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Friday 31stMay to Sunday 2nd June, Tuesday 9th July to Thursday 11th July or Friday 9th August to Sunday 11th August. Fare €140 including coach, boat and island. To book you seat contact Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel on 087 3966399 (9am to 6pm).

 

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019 at Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on Eventbrite.ie . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O'Shaughnessy 0862959380

 

Kerry News 1894-1941, Wednesday, April 27, 1932; Page: 3

 

 The third-anniversary of SOLDIER AND STATESMAN IN THE CAUSE OF THE IRELAND WHICH HE LOVED.

 

The following sketch of the life of Mr Austin Stack, written after his death, will bear reproduction on this third anniversary of the demise of the great patriot;

 

Austin Stack, who was born in Tralee fifty three years ago, was from his very cradle imbued with an undying love of country. His father, William Moore Stack, who was a prominent member of the Fenian Brotherhood, and a close personal friend of Charles Kickham and O'Donovan Rossa, suffered ten years in penal servitude, and was only released, in shattered health. His mother, too, incurred the displeasure of the British Government, and suffered a term in Tralee goal for her activities in connection with the Ladies Branch of the Land League, of which she was a prominent member from the, moment of its inception in Kerry. Thus was Austin Stack's childhood fostered in an atmosphere of tested patriotism, and the glowing examples set him of parental suffering in the cause or Ireland were not lost upon the son. He too, became a patriot, a sufferer, and an example to others to persist in the battle for freedom no matter what the cost. The last chapter of his unselfish life has closed ; and who shall say that he has not proved a worthy son of a Fenian father and  a rebel, mother or that, in any moment of his eventful life, lived in the most eventful trammelled period of Irish history, he had been absent from the vanguard of his country's soldiers'!

 

 

 

From early youth he took an active interest in the Irish-Ireland movement. For several years prior to the formation of the Irish volunteers the young inheritor of Fenian blood and Fenian spirit was silently and determinedly working for Ireland's independence. As a boy he espoused the cause, of the Gaelic Athletic Association wholeheartedly and with unabated enthusiasm; and never lost sight of the ideals for which that organisation was founded forty-eight years ago. He was a footballer of outstanding merit, one of the famous Kerry seventeen that thrice contested the 1903 final with Kildare, and captain of the Kerry team that also won All-Ireland honours in 1904. For a number of years he was Chairman of the, County Board and member of the Central, Munster and Athletic Councils, and when his political career transferred his operations to Dublin he became President of the Association in Kerry.

 

 

 

Thus, as far as he was able by word and example, he kept before his colleague and associates the ideal of Irish-Ireland : and he was a leader amongst us here when the first Volunteer company was formed in Tralee in the winter  of 1913. With a persistency and astuteness unrivalled, he seized and made more than another could of every opportunity that presented itself to mould into true soldiers of Ireland the fine material that flcked to his side under the flag of Kerry. He preached unceasingly the doctrine he learned from the Fenian's fireside of Ireland free and unfettered from the centre to the sea and in no uncertain way was it due to the great personality of Austin Stack that the cause found many staunch and loyal adherents throughout the "Kingdom”.  The confidante and  friend of Padraig  Pearse, Connolly, Clarke and Mc-Dermott, he had with characteristic enthusiasm prepared the ground for Kerry's part in the Easter Rising of 1916. However, on Good Friday evening he was arrested and lodged in the Tralee R.l.C. barracks with Roger Casement and Con Collins of Limerick. Casement was removed to Dublin the following morning and later Austin Stack and Collins were taken by train via Mallow to Spike Island. It may be of interest to recall here that but for the astuteness of the Kerry leader, who accidentally overheard a remark by the officer-in-charge of their escort to the effect that the-prisoners should be allowed, an-opportunity to "escape" at Mallow, station, that foiled the enemy's plan, they would not have reached their destination alive. From Spike Island they were brought to Dublin, and detained at Richmond Barracks. Austin Stack and Con. Collins, in a miraculous,way, escaped the rope which was the fate of Roger Casement. They were sentenced to penal servitude, for life, and this sentence was later commuted to 20 years. England had placed the honoured cap of felon on the head of Austin Stack, and he was imprisoned in Lewis gaol. He. was released under the general amnesty order on the 18th June, 1917, and those of us who witnessed him home-coming to his native town, accompanied by his friend, comrade, and fellow-countryman, Tom Ashe, shall carry with us for all time, the vivid remembrance of that occasion. The mountain peaks of Kerry, from Brandon to Millstreet, and the countryside from North to South were illuminated by beacons of joy and welcome. A few months later he was arrested near the steps of the Liberal Club. Day Place, Tralee, on a charge of drilling Volunteers, and  was sentenced  to two years' imprisonment.

 

 

 

He was the leader of a hunger strike in August of that year in Mountjoy Prison, upon which occasion forcible feeding was resorted to, resulting in the death of that other illustrious and fearless son of Kerry, Thomas Ashe. In November of 1917 Austin Stack was again forced, on account of regulations sought to be imposed on the prisoners, to accept leadership of a further hunger strike in Dundalk gaol, following which they were released under the Cat and Mouse Act. It was under this ingenious Act that he was arrested in April, 1918, and sent to Belfast gaol. As commandant of the prison, he organised his comrades with such strategy and ability that they wrung from the jailers the right to be treated as political prisoners. He was however, to he still more closely identified with the history of Belfast Jail. The rights that  had already been conceded were rapidly vanishing day by day, and a revolution broke out behind the walls in December of 1918. Austin Stack, always the leader and ever ready to face the greatest dangers, headed the revolt, and never in the annals of British prisons was such a scene enacted as that which followed. It had been carefully planned; food and water were being conserved for a considerable time, and then the prisoners, numbering about a hundred, demolished tire staircases and barricaded themselves in an inaccessible region close to the roof of one wing of the building. They were besieged by 300 military and police as well as an alien populace. The damage caused was stated to be over £7,000. Under his orders and guidance, the prisoners wrecked the Belfast establishment with such completeness of detail that the name of Austin Stack wrought terror among jailers and warders in every British bastille.

 

 

 

On the establishment of the Irish Republican Government in January, 1919, Austin Stack, by virtue of his ability and outstanding accomplishments for the office, was chosen as Minister for Home Affairs. He again found himself in the hands of his enemies. In May, 1919, he was a prisoner in Strangeways Prison, Manchester, from where, however, he, with a number of other Irish political prisoners,  made a very sensational escape in October of that year. This feat, accomplished in broad daylight, in the heart of England's, industrial capital city, more than most other events that that happened since the Rising of 1916, struck a deep and abiding blow at British prestige. All during the war with the "Black-and-Tans" he carried out the onerous duties attached to his ministerial office with marked- capability, despite the terrible risks and unprecedented handicap he daily incurred. It Was Austin Stack who conceived and put into practice the policy of non-recognition of the British courts; and this policy more than anything else was responsible for breaking the back of the British Constitution in this country. We are giving here but a mere, feeble skeleton of Austin Stack's gigantic career which for the six years preceding the Truce was crowded with activity, pregnant with episodes alternately sad and triumphant. He remained faithful to his oath to the Irish Republic; and when the Treaty came before the Dail his was the first voice raised against what he termed the subversion of those ideals and tradition's born and bred in him, and for whose growth and preservation he had given more than one man’s share. The events which were prominently associated with his life since the establishment of the Free State Government are too fresh in the public memory to need recalling. Suffice to say, Austin Stack took an active part in the Civil War, and after many exciting escapades was arrested near Ballinamult, Tipperary, on the 14th April, 1923. He was lodged in Mountjoy Prison, where he again took part, in what proved to be his biggest hunger strike, lasting as it did for forty-one days. After the Christmas of 1923 he was removed with other prominent political leaders to Arbor Hill barracks. He was released on the 16th of July, 1924. In later raids and arrests in Dublin he was among, those lodged in the Bridewell, and was also detained in the frequent "mouse-trap raids" on the headquarters of Sinn Fein.

 

 

 

He was first elected for West Kerry in the General Election Of 1918, and continued to represent this county up to 1927, and when, in the September election of that year, Sinn Fein decided not to participate, he retired. From 1917 he was Hon. Secretary of Sinn Fein up to his death.

 

 

 

His last public appearance was at Caherciveen on Easter Sunday in 1929, when he delivered the oration in commemoration of Easter Week.

 

 

 

During the last few years of his life he devoted his time to the study of law : and, at the time, it was expected that, in  a, few months he would have been called to the -Bar.

 

 

 

A noble- and truly patriotic soul, never once was he unfailing in his devotion and allegiance  to the Irish Republic ; never once was he false to a friend. He was soldier and statesman in the cause of the Ireland which he loved as only those such as he who have suffered in her cause can love.

 

Go ndeanaid Dia Trocaire ar a anam.

 

On Sunday next the new stand at Tralee Sports field, fittingly named the Austin Stack Stand, will be formally opened. There could be no more fitting monument to the honour of Kerry's illustrious son, for it was in the G.A.A. the late Mr. Austin Stack first attracted public attention. On its fields and in its forums he gave early, evidence of that integrity and high, principle which were his distinguishing features in the hectic life he was to follow.

 

 

 

Connection Story - Chicago and Ardagh

 

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Jeannie Lewis contacted Ireland Reaching Out in 2016 looking to find out more about her Great Great Grandfather John O'Connor, from County Limerick in the west of Ireland. In the 18 months that followed, from knowing little or nothing about his life to being able to visit the former family homestead in Kilscannell, three generations of the descendants of John O'Connor reconnected with their place of origin on two separate visits to Ireland.

 

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God Might Do Something Like That

 

 

 

My secular friends thought religious people blind and/or gullible and/or stupid. Religious people believed in fairy tales. The whole Easter story struck them as the biggest fairy tale of all.

 

 

 

But secular as I was, I thought that if there is a God, a point on which I was somewhat agnostic, he might do something just like that. And I could see at least one reason for it. I thought at the time that the Resurrection would be a great advertisement. God would make sure the people He loved would get the point.

 

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2019 April 24 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

WISHING all our readers a safe Easter, we have seen Christ crucified, even though innocent, today we see the same pattern continuing against his most ardent followers.

 

DIVINE Mercy prayers in Listowel on Sunday 28th from 3pm to 4pm. Also Devotions on Sunday, April 28 in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale starting with Confessions at 2.30pm and at St. Mary’s Church Tarbert on Sun. 28th April, beginning with the Rosary at 2.45pm.

 

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st Tickets in Parish Office.

 

PARENTS ASSOCIATION KNOCKANURE: wish to thank everyone who supported the Easter Draw at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure, thank you to all the local businesses who so generously donated spot prizes.  

 

DEATH occurred of Jimmy Bunyan, 13, Church St., Listowel, on the 14th April, 2019, Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Johanna Bunyan. Survived by daughter Claire, Sister Sr. Margaret Mary, brother Denis, nephew Richard, nieces Siobhán and Áine. He had many friends who were interested in the Irish language, he even had a chat with Dev. in Irish. Jimmy was also involved in a showband called Gladstones, members included, Jim Quinn, William Mattis, Tom Broder and  Patsy Stack.

 

DEATH has taken place of Nora Enright, (née McElligott) Dromin, Listowel, and late of Coolaclarig, Listowel on the 11th April, 2019. Wife of the late Mattie Enright, and mother of Jerry, Noreen (O'Connell), Josie (Molyneaux), and sister of Peg Thompson, (Perth, Australia). Deeply regretted by sons-in-law Mike and Mossie, and daughter-in-law Helen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Nora was sister of the late Mary Enright of Knockanure Village.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy O’Connor, Ann Kennelly, Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Marie McEllistrim, Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Martin Mulvihill, Mai Liston, Tom Finucane, Tom Heffernan, Richard Tobin, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Dan Lenihan, Marie Kennelly, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Jim Fitzgerald, Mickey Walsh. Mass Moyvane: Sat 27th at  7.30pm for Jim Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim, and Sun 28th at  11.00am for Patrick, Margaret & Oliver Carmody, Cuss.

 

Knockanure Mass: Fri 26th at 7.30pm for Laurence Collins, Lisaniskea, his wife Ellen & their son Maurice, and Mass on Sun 28th at 10.00am for Betty & Jack Goulding, Keylod.  

 

DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION:  on 27th/28th April in aid of Peter’s Pence (The Pope’s Charity)

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL: A special word of thanks to all who supported the Race Night at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night last. Thank you to our patrons who assisted in ticket sales, our sponsors for your generous contributions, the raffle prizes donors, the ticket sellers and all who made the night an enjoyable occasion.

 

MEDIA: Women in Media, get together at Ballybunion 26th to 28th April.

 

RAS Mumhan cycle over the Easter weekend, the Saturday, April 20 Stage 2 commenced in Listowel and the riders visited Ballylongford,  Tarbert, Glin, and then on to Athea for the first of three timed circuits through Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Ballyhahill and Glin before finishing up in Athea.

 

BEALTAINE Festival An Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, details of activities during May available in Library. Bealtaine Writers Residency at Seanchai May 1st to 24th.

 

GLÓRACH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS:  The Glórach Theatre is a registered charity, and is staffed totally by volunteers.  In over fifteen years of existence we have had many highs and lows but one constant has been the dedication of volunteers in keeping the theatre running. For those who may be interested in getting involved, feel free to call us at 0871383940, to message us on facebook or to call to the building on an occasion we are holding an event, we look forward to welcoming ye into the fold.

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  There will be an afternoon tea dance in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon.  All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.

 

LOURDES:  Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from June 20 -25.  All Assisted (Invalid) Pilgrims applications to be submitted to Lourdes Office before the end of April. The Sagart pilgrimage will take place from September 19 for 5 nights.  Fr. Tony in Abbeyfeale has the details.

 

TRAD FUNDRAISER:  Laura O’Donoghue will be volunteering in Zambia, Africa with the Suas volunteer program this summer.  She has organised a Traditional Music Concert to be held in Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm.  Performers on the night include;  The Ballaugh Wren Boys, Fuinneamh, Templeglantine Céilí Band, Seamus O’Rourke Dancers, and many more.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Bookings: Phone 0667134276.Weekly  Prayer  Meetings: Led  by  Ben  Perkins, Mondays 8.00pm-9.30pm starts on 29thApril.Overview  of  the  Catechism  of  the  Catholic Church: Fr.  Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts on 1st May (for 5 weeks)

 

DIOCESAN ADORATION EUCHARISTIC RETREAT - will take place on the 30th May at the Ardfert Retreat Centre  from 9.30am to 3.30pm. For further information please contact Eileen 087- 4575278 or Margaret 087-2976304. Diocesan Adoration AGM takes Place on Thursday 6th June.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Historian, Pádraig Ó Concubhair will give an illustrated talk on “The 1848 Rising in North Kerry and West Limerick” on Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm in the Bridewell. Everybody is welcome.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a FREE Creative Writing Workshop to celebrate 'Poetry Ireland Day' with Kerry County Council's Writer in Residence Annmarie Ní Churreain on Thursday May 2nd from 11.00 Am - 1.00 PM, there will be an opportunity to book a one to one 35 minute mentoring slot in the afternoon between 2-6.30 PM.  Please specify one or both when booking call 068-23044 to reserve your place. Limited spaces available.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm.

 

 OPEN DAY: An invitation has been issued by the Board of St Ita's Sheltered Housing to their Open Day on Saturday April 27. There will be a cup of tea in the Day Care Centre following the unveiling of a plaque in honour of the late Canon Neville whose brainchild the Sheltered Housing was.  The evening will conclude with music by Lost Souls at The Winners’ Circle.

 

ICA: next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 30 in the Adult Education Centre at the earlier time of 7pm.  Events, activities and speakers for the coming year will be fully discussed.  Fáilte romhaidh go léir.

 

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE - Can you offer a bed for one night?  CAS needs your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. Can you offer a bed for 1 night with shower/bath facilities and a meal. We would greatly appreciate it, as there are 140 cyclists coming to Listowel on the 30th of April and we are looking for people within a 20 miles radius.  Please contact Liz at lizhorganhomestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com or Sadhbh on 087-7649182.

 

FLEADH BY THE FEALE 2019: Abbeyfeale is gearing up for one of the biggest weekends of the year with people travelling from all over Ireland and further afield to attend and some to participate in Fleadh by the Feale over the May Bank Holiday .  The Celebrity concert this year is headlined by The Kilfenora Ceili Band who are celebrating 120 years on the road and who recently launched a new album.  Some of the many highlights include Oiche Gaelige in Thomas TJ’s Thursday night, May 2 as well as the Art Competition prize giving in the Library.  The Street Busking and the Ceili with Donie Nolan in Fr. Casey’s on Friday as well as the Wrenboys on the Gig Rig will get proceeding off to a rollicking start.  There will also be the monthly Singing Session in The Ramble Inn from 9.30pm on Friday night.  Then on Saturday, May 4 there is a full day of Workshops, a youth trad session in Donal and Anns, a Sliabh Luachra session in Leen’s Hotel, more entertainment on the gig rig with the Templeglantine Comhaltas Group and Scully’s Music School, Newmarket and of course, need I say, spontaneous sessions could spring up anywhere so a pub trail is in order.  Sunday, May 5 is another full on day between social dancing/ceili dancing in the Square from 2pm (indoor venue on standby if it rains), Storytelling at St. Ita’s Hall at 3pm, Tournafulla Comhaltas on the gig rig, a tribute to the late Dan Murphy whose brainchild the Fleadh by the Feale was and then the highlight of the weekend the Kilfenora Ceili Band in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef.  Monday and I’m worn out just writing it; another Ceili in the Square (indoor venue on standby if it rains), a workshop on Bone playing, more entertainment on the gig rig and then the All Ireland Bone Playing competitions. 

 

SUSTAINABLE LIVING WORKSHOP.  Free workshop in Kilcornan Community Hall, Monday, April 29, from 8pm-9.30pm. All are welcome to attend. For more information or to register, please contact Elaine at edillon@wlr.ie or call 069 66296, at West Limerick Resources CLG. Gifts for all attendees on the night!

 

ACCORD: We  are  now  recruiting  for volunteers as a Pre-Marriage Course Facilitator or a Marriage and Relationship Counsellor.  If you have a positive attitude to the Catholic Church and have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team please  contact    our  Tralee  office  066 7122280, www.accord.ie or even better come to our  Information  Evening  in  St.  John’s  Parish Centre on Monday April 29thin St. John’s Parish Centre at 7.30pm.

 

 ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1.  We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ST. PADRE PIO Fully escorted group pilgrimage, 7 nights from Dublin, 27th Oct. & 2nd Nov.  €895pps. Accompanied by spiritual director. Details contact Bernadette Hanrahan 0876019474.

 

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice will hold a workshop at Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering in Waterville from 20th to 23rd June 2019. Gabriel will also be in Castleisland Day Care centre on May 13th from 11am.

 

BOOK:  A book is being produced called Fluid Forms; Liam Flynn and will be published in November.   Fundit.ie will launch a campaign on April 29 to help with its production and there will be four pieces of Liam’s work for sale on the website.  This will give people an opportunity to pre order a copy of the book and should they wish, to acquire a piece of his work.

 

SUPPORT: 2 Jewish billionaires pledge $122 million toward restoring Notre Dame.

 

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers and Lilly Safra's donations account for about 17 percent of the $700 million collected so far for the restoration.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Some places remain on May 21st Pilgrimage to Medjugorje ex Cork with J.W.T. If interested contact Tom Dennehy  087 6468658.

 

KERRY CHORAL UNION will host their much anticipated Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday April 28th at at 7.30pm. The wonderful concert of choral music will be conducted by Sharon Reidy and is being organised to raise vital funds for cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry.

 

ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS, MAY 2019 Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call 087 278 6552 or at www.coastalrosaryireland.ie

 

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on Eventbrite.ie . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O'Shaughnessy 0862959380.

 

GOOG FRIDAY: Blogs |  Mar. 28, 2013

 

9 things you need to know about Good Friday

 

By Jimmy Akin

 

Good Friday is the most solemn day of the Christian year. It is the day our Saviour died for us.

 

It is the day we were redeemed from our sins by the voluntary death of God Himself at the hands of man.

 

Here are 9 things you need to know.

 

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/jimmy-akin/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-good-friday

 

 

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 14, 1940; Page: 6

 

KERRY PRIEST'S GOLDEN JUBILEE

 

DISTINGUISHED GATHERING AT NEW YORK CEREMONIES

 

A THREE DAY festival in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. John Brosnan, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, at 1900 Crotona Parkway, Bronx, New York, began on Sunday, October 2Oth, when the jubilarian offered Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving  in the church of which he is pastor for the past seventeen years. His Grace, Most Rev. Dr Spellman. Archbishop of New York, presided, and the attendance included: Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Donahue. Auxiliary Bishop of New York: Most Rev. Dr. Bonaventure Broderick, fifty monsignori and priests. The deacon of the Mass was Very Rev. John J. Greaney, V.F., Pittsburgh (Knocknagoshel), and the sub-deacon. Rev. Timothy Galvin. Alameda. California (Duagh), both nephews of the jubilarian. The Chaplains to His Grace the Archbishop were: the Right Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Donahue, V.G., and the Right Rev. Monsignor Joseph McCarthy of Killarney. The sermon was preached by the Right Rev. Mosignor Henry O'Carroll, V.F, pastor of St. Patrick's Church, Newburgh, a native of Listowel, and a life long friend of the jublarian. They attended the same schools. The procession to the church before mass was led by over 100 altar boys and the members of the Holy Name Society acted as a guard of honour. On Monday morning Father Brosnan offered Mass for the Children, after which they gave him a reception in the school hall. A Solemn Requiem Mass for deceased parishioners was celebrated by the jubilarian on Tuesday morning. That evening the school hall was crowded to capacity by former and present parishioners who tendered Father Brosnan a reception and entertainment together with a gift in appreciation of his ministry and to _mark the joyful occasion of his golden jubilee. Rev. John Brosnan is brother of the Very Rev. Patrick Canon Brosnan P.P.. Millstreet, and uncle of Very Rev Denis Brosnan, President of St. Brendan's Seminary, Killarney. The late Very Rev. Denis Brosnan former President of St Brendan’s, was a brother of the Jubilarian

 

Born in 1866 at Islandanny. Kilmorna, Co Kerry. Father John Brosnan was educated at the National School. St Brendan’s Seminary. Killarney, and at the lrish College in Paris. He was ordained by the late Most Rev. Dr. Coffey, Bishop of Kerry on 19th October, 1890. He

 

He became an assistant at the Mission for Irish Immigrant Girls. Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Manhattan, where he laboured for seventeen years before becoming Pastor of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson Here he built a church, rectory, school and convent and after fifteen years was transferred to the church of St. Thomas Aquinas The new church and rectory there, as well as the new convent for the nuns of the Sacred Heart of Mary Order who teach in the parochial school, are further monuments to his zeal.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 05, 1934; Section: Front page, Page: 1

 

Items covered; Arrears on labourers’ cottages.

 

Meeting at Newtownsandes and Knockanure, expressed regret at the large amount of arrears due in respect of labourers cottage’s, and their determination to have arrears reduced. Listowel race committee have decided to make further improvements to Island Course.

 

BISHOP: Son of a labours who emigrated from Killarney has been consecrated as Auxiliary Bishop of New York according to Chicago Tribune. He is named as Right Rev Monsignor Donahue and has only turned forty.

 

The paper also discussed Social Credit and E Ua Curnain. Food destroyed and prices to poor rising.

 

A serious attack on the experts who advise on butter production and the harm they are doing, is also well discussed.

 

 

 

Irish Press 1931-1995, 25.08.1951, page 7

 

Picture of American pilgrims who disembarked from the Mauretania at Cobh, their leader was Most Rev Dr. Stephen Donahue, Auxiliary Bishop of New York.

 

 

 

Western People 1889-current, 01.09.1951, page 5 (Edited)

 

Bishop of New York in Westport.

 

Dr Stephen Donahue, Bishop of New York, Right Rev Mons Hammer and his brother Judge Hammer, Supreme Court Judge of New York; Rev Frs. Donnelly and O’Connor , New York.

 

Were among a group of American tourists, who also visited Knock Shrine.

 

 

 

North Kerry Word press

 

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FLICKR Pictures Knockanure

 

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From Holy Week through Divine Mercy Sunday — and beyond — we should try not to miss out on these indulgences for ourselves or for any soul in purgatory who might get the chance to reach heaven in time for Easter and well beyond.

 

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ST JOHN’S: Wed 24th - Sun 28th- ACTING IRISH INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

 

Featuring Five Irish American theatre groups from the USA and Canada as follows:

 

 Wed 24th- MOLL

 

The Gaelic Park Players from Chicago present John B. Keane’s classic comedy   based on the all-seeing priest’s housekeeper.

 

 Thurs 25th- BLOOMSDAY

 

A play by Stephen Dietz presented by Milwaukee Irish Arts. Robert returns to 

 

Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James    Joyce literary tour 35 years ago.

 

 Fri 26th- SPINNING

 

Written by Deirdre Kinahan and presented by Liffey Players Drama Society,  

 

Calgary, the play is a contemporary tragedy set in small-town Ireland.

 

 Sat 27th   2pm- PORT AUTHORITY

 

Written by Conor McPherson and presented by The Irish American Theatre Co., 

 

Cincinnati. The play is about big dreams and lost opportunities for three generations of Dublin men.

 

 Sat 27th  8pm- LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

 

Eugene O’ Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama is a semi-autobiographical

 

account of his explosive home life with his morphine addicted mother and his brother Edmund who is ill with tuberculosis. Presented by The Irish Players,

 

Rochester, New York.

 

 

 

Mon 29th- Tues 30th- STUDIO 8- An exhibition of artwork by QQI Level 5 Art students studying in North Kerry College of Further Education. Opening - Tues 30th April at 8pm. All welcome.

 

2019 April 17 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS at Lixnaw place on Tuesday (April 16th )  at 7.30pm. The witness will be given by David Saunders of Rathmore.

 

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st Tickets at Parish Office.

 

HOLY WEEK CONFESSION FOR OUR PASTORAL AREA: will take place  on Monday week 15th April at 8.00 p.m. All the priests of the Pastoral Area hope to be present and we invite you to do your Easter duty on the night.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DEATH took place on St Patrick’s Day 2019, in Birmingham of Billy Looney. He was born on 2nd of April 1938, at Carrueragh, Kilmorna, he attended Knockanure N.S. and went to Birmingham at age 16 and worked in construction, with many more from the locality. He set up a successful construction Company in the mid 1970s. Billy is survived by his wife Chriss, children, William, Geraldine, Michael, Carmel, John, James and Christopher, sisters Sr. Concepta (Mai), Eileen, Noreen and Anne and brothers Michael, Pat and John. He always loved to come home on holidays, which he did every year in recent times, more often. Billy had a great passion for Kerry football and all Irish sports. He was deeply involved with the Irish community in Birmingham. Mass was celebrated for Billy Looney in Knockanure Church on Friday 12th April, by Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan.

 

DEATH of Maurice Walsh, Golf View, Gurtinard, Listowel, took place on 4th of April 2019, survived by his wife Alice and children, Alison, Patrick and Geraldine, his mother Kathleen, granddaughter Aoife, brothers Jack and Paddy, sisters Miriam and Patricia, his uncle Gerard, Aunts Peggy and Margo.

 

DEATH of Annie McMahon (née McEnery) Glensharrold, Carrigkerry, on the 5th April 2019. Wife of the late Patrick. Survived by her sons John, Michael and Thomas, daughters Julie, Margaret, Bridget and Kathleen, grand-children.

 

DEATH took place recently of Sr. Eileen Kiely of Magheramore, Wicklow and formally of Tarbert.

 

Death of Joan Guerin (nee Buckley) Convent St., Listowel and Coolkeragh. Joan, in her 99th year on 7th April 2019.

 

SYMPATHY: The following parishioners have had bereavements; Julie Fitzmaurice & family, Mail Road Cross, Garden Centre on the death of her mother, Annie McMahon, Carrigkerry & Lystoll Lodge Nursing Home.  Eileen Flaherty & Family, The Village on the death of her  mother Joan Guerin, Listowel & Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.  Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane South on the death of Bernie’s brother-in-law Robert Higgins, Dublin. 

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Ita Danaher, David Parrish, John Joe Brosnan, Fr. Paddy Sheehan, Hannah Sheridan, Rena McAuliffe, Fr. John Lucid, Tade Collins, Joan O’Connor, Chris O’Connor, Davie Dillon, Teresa Kennelly, Kit Culhane, Josie O’Sullivan, Patsy Flynn, Emer Ward, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greaney, John Kennelly, Nora Cronin, Mary Murphy, Nell Heffernan, Kathleen O’Sullivan, Paddy Barrett, Mass Moyvane on Tues  16th at 7.30pm for Tom & Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha; Wed 17th  at 7.30am, Early morning Lenten Mass (Spy Wednesday) 7.30pm May Quinn, Leitrim West;

 

EASTER TRIDUUM; Thurs  18th at  8.00pm HOLY THURSDAY – Liturgy of the Last Supper. We celebrate the institution of Eucharist & Priesthood Fri 19th at  12noon GOOD FRIDAY Open air Stations of the Cross with the Children (weather permitting otherwise in Church) Assemble at Church steps at 11.50am. 3.00pm PASSION OF THE LORD – in three stages 1.Reading of the Passion from Luke’s Gospel 2. Veneration of the Cross, 3. Holy Communion, Sat  20th at  9.00pm HOLY SATURDAY VIGIL, Easter fire and Resurrection. Baptism of newest parishioner Sadhbh Mulvihill Keane. Sun 21st  11.00am EASTER SUNDAY - Parishioners

 

Knockanure Church; Wed 17th at 10.00am for Joe Rodgers, Dublin (Rec Dec)

 

EASTER TRIDUUM- Thurs  18th at  7.00pm HOLY THURSDAY – Liturgy of the Last Supper

 

Fri           19th   7.00pm     PASSION OF THE LORD – in three stages- 1.Reading of the Passion from Luke’s Gospel - 2. Veneration of the Cross -3. Holy Communion -Sun 21st  at 10.00am, EASTER SUNDAY – Parishioners

 

MASS Moyvane Mon 15th at 10.00am, for Special Intention - sick

 

GROW meet at Seanchai, Listowel on Wednesdays at 8pm, contact 086 0271 990.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION is organising a clean up of the Village Approach Roads in conjunction with the KWD Countywide clean up. If anyone available on one or all of the following evenings we would be grateful for your help. Meet at Noel Stack’s at 7.30pm on Monday, April 15th, Tuesday 16th and Wednesday 17th.

 

ATHEA: Athea Tidy Towns Fundraising Fashion Show, hosts their annual fundraising fashion show to aid of vital improvement works in the village. A highlight of the social calendar in Athea in previous years, this year’s show has been set for Wednesday, April 17th at 8pm, with the Con Colbert Hall

 

Athea Branch Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann

 

The County Fleadh takes place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend.  There will be a meeting at the Top of the Town on Monday night, April 22nd at 9pm to continue making arrangements.

 

Congratulations: to Athea under 12’s basketball team who came first in division 3.  They beat Ballybunion recently on 34-23.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket €10. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

KERRY PEER SUPPORT NETWORK mission statement: the network offers peer support in recovery from mental distress to wellness, sharing with people similar life experiences and relationships based on equality and respect, in their journey to achieving hope and maintaining wellness. Listowel Peer Support Group – “The Bridge” meet every Friday @ 11am. Listowel Family Resource Centre all welcome. Further info: contact 0876800529.

 

GOOD FRIDAY SOUP KITCHEN – will take place on Good Friday 19th April in the Community Centre, Tarbert at 10.30am. All proceeds will go to the Kerry Hospice and Palliative Care Unit in Tralee. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

 

Alternative: Good Friday: Meditation on the Passion of Our Lord: The Knights Walk at 4pm. Stations of the Cross led by Fr. Crawford.

 

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 19th April at 10.30am from Tarbert Comprehensive School  to Tarbert Island. Your continued support is much needed and greatly appreciated. All Funds raised go directly to the Kerry Hospice Foundation to provide funding for much needed Hospice Care in Kerry. Sponsorship cards are available at Tarbert Bridewell. Telephone  068 -36500.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

LISTOWEL HOSPICE –WALK/RUN 10k, 5k. or 3k. in aid of Kerry Hospice on Good Friday April 19t. walk commencing from St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. Registration & start Time 10am. Sponsor cards available from J.K. Sports, Mary 0872770766 or any committee member. You can also donate on the day when registering. Thank you.

 

THE CHRISM MASS - will take place on Tuesday evening April 16th at 7pm in the Cathedral. There will be refreshments served after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College Refectory. Everyone  welcome.

 

LIXNAW DAWN MASS ON EASTER SUNDAY MORNING AT KILTOMEY CEMETERY AT 6am.  All welcome.

 

PARISH RADIO LINK:  A new booster and aerial have been installed this week in the Moyvane Church Radio Link.  Those of you who have radios please use this weekend to experience better reception. Unfortunately, when Knockanure’s radio link was examined the transmission reception was virtually nil.  The transformer has to be taken to Dublin for further assessment.  We will keep you informed. Sadly this means for the next number of weeks we won’t have radio link from Knockanure Church.  However, the new strong signal from Moyvane Church should comfortably reach Knockanure Village but not beyond.  

 

LOLLIPOP DAY: Mary Teresa Buckley wishes to thank everyone who donated to the Cancer Fund at Garvey’s Super Valu, Listowel on Lollipop Day.  Total collected €445.80.

 

MURHUR N.S SPLIT THE BUCKET: Winner of €176.50 Margaret Clancy, Knockanure. 

 

TRAD FUNDRAISER:  Laura O’Donoghue will be volunteering in Zambia, Africa with the Suas volunteer program this summer. Laura from Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale says “I will spend 2 months volunteering as a teaching assistant in some the most disadvantaged schools in the world. The majority of the children attending these schools are living in extreme poverty and education is really their only escape from the poverty cycle that profoundly exists in their community. I will be holding a Trad Music fundraiser in Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm. Tickets €10 will be available at the door.  I really appreciate any support and I’d love if you could make it on the night”

 

OPEN DAY: An invitation has been issued by the Board of St Ita's Sheltered Housing to their Open Day on Saturday April 27. There will be a cup of tea in the Day Care Centre following the unveiling of a plaque in honour of the late Canon Neville whose brainchild the Sheltered Housing was.  The evening will conclude with music by Lost Souls at The Winners’ Circle.

 

 ADORATION FOR LENT in Abbeyfeale:  Monday to Friday 8am – 9pm.

 

HOLY WEEK CEREMONIES Abbeyfeale:  Confessions after all ceremonies during Holy Week and on Holy Saturday from 11-12 noon.  Mass of the Last Supper Thursday, April 18 at 8pm.  There will be no morning Mass.  Good Friday Ceremonies at 3pm and Stations of the Cross at 8pm. Blessing of Baskets 12 noon Holy Saturday.  Vigil Mass 9pm Holy Saturday 9pm.  Easter Sunday Masses 9.15am and 12 noon.  Trocaire Boxes can be handed in to the Sacristy over the next two weeks; please do not leave them unattended.

 

ST. ITA’S VOLUNTARY HOUSING ASSOCIATION AND DAY CARE CENTRE CLG.:

 

Owing to the withdrawal of funding by the DEASP, the Board of Management have regretfully decided to close the Day Care Centre temporarily. The Board are conducting a comprehensive review and restructuring of the organisation.

 

COIN HUNT - Throughout Lent Tarbert NS Children hold a Coin Hunt in aid of Bóthar. Last year a total of €1,030 was raised. The children chose to spend the money raised on the following gifts: two water buffalo, one camel, a flock of laying hens, one trio of rabbits, two guinea fowl and two water filters. If any parishioner has coins that they are willing to donate, for this worthy cause, the school will gladly accept them during school hours. We will publish the total collected at the end of Lent and will inform you as to how the children choose to spend the funds this year.

 

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE - Can you donate a bed for one night?  CAS needs your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. Can you offer a bed for 1 night along with shower/bath facilities and a meal. We would greatly appreciate it, as there are 140 cyclists coming to Listowel on the 30th of April and we are looking for people within a 20 miles radius.  Please contact Liz at lizhorganhomestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com or Sadhbh on 087-7649182.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO ST. PADRE PIO Fully escorted group pilgrimage, 7 nights from Dublin, 27th Oct. & 2nd Nov.  €895pps. Accompanied by spiritual director. Details contact Bernadette Hanrahan 0876019474.

 

BOOK:  A book is being produced called Fluid Forms; Liam Flynn and will be published in November.   Fundit.ie will launch a campaign on April 29 to help with its production and there will be four pieces of Liam’s work for sale on the website.  This will give people an opportunity to pre order a copy of the book and should they wish, to acquire a piece of his work.

 

MORAN from Athea; Father-of-seven Tom Moran will abseil from the new nine-storey extension to his hotel to raise money for St James' hospital on Sunday, June 2, almost three years to the day since he was placed in an induced coma following his fall in Malaga.

 

BEDS WANTED: Cycle against Suicide, visits Listowel on 29th April and beds wanted, contact homestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com

 

 

 

HIGHLIGHTS OF 25th FLEADH BY THE FEALE 2019: The Celebrity concert this year is headlined by The Kilfenora Ceili Band who are celebrating 120 years on the road.  The Fleadh takes place May 2-6, concert Sunday, May 5.  Highlights include Oiche Gaelige in Thomas TJ’s Thursday night, May 2 as well as the Art Competition prize giving in the Library.  The Street Busking and the Ceili with Donie Nolan in Fr. Casey’s on Friday as well as the Wrenboys on the Gig Rig will get proceeding off to a rollicking start.  There will also be the monthly Singing Session in The Ramble Inn from 9.30pm on Friday night.  Then on Saturday, May 4 there is a full day of Workshops, a youth trad session in Donal and Anns, a Sliabh Luachra session in Leen’s Hotel, more entertainment on the gig rig with the Templeglantine Comhaltas Group and Scully’s Music School, Newmarket and of course, need I say, spontaneous sessions could spring up anywhere so a pub trail is in order.  Sunday, May 5 is another full on day between social dancing/ceili dancing in the Square from 2pm (indoor venue on standby if it rains), Storytelling at St. Ita’s Hall at 3pm, Tournafull Comhaltas on the gig rig, a tribute to the late Dan Murphy whose brainchild the Fleadh by the Feale was and then the highlight of the weekend the Kilfenora Ceili Band in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef.  Monday and I’m worn out just writing it; another Ceili in the Square (indoor venue on standby if it rains) , a workshop on Bone playing, more entertainment on the gig rig and then the All Ireland Bone Playing competitions.

 

GOOD FRIDAY NATIONAL  HOLY  FACE  PUBLIC PRAYER VIGIL: will be held on Good Friday, April 19th, in the Square, Tralee at 12 noon. All welcome.

 

KERRY ADOLESCENT COUNSELLING SERVICE; have moved from Balloonagh, to the rear of St John’s Parish Centre. Please note, during their set-up there may be an issue with their phone lines.

 

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY: April 28th. Devotions in St. John’s Church, Tralee at 2.45pm. All Welcome. Novena begins on Good Friday.

 

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: Group Leader Maura  O’Keeffe  Harksen  accompanied  by  Fr. Francis Nolan. September 10th2019—7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork  airport.  For  information  contact  066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. 175th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Bernadette. Theme: “Blessed are the Poor”. 29thAugust to 3rd of September. Flights ex Kerry  Airport.  All  bookings,    to  Mrs.  Janice O’Sullivan,  Droum  House,  Nohoval  Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry. Telephone 064 7758219 or email: joskdp@eircom.net

 

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND led by Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch.  September 24th—2nd October.  For further details contact Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch on 087 220 0114.

 

 

 

 

 

FEEDBACK FROM THE PARISH ASSEMBLY held at Knockanure on 8th April 2019.

 

 The Parish Assembly which was held last Monday night was attended by over 40 parishioners and was facilitated by Bernie McCaffrey from the Kerry Diocesan Pastoral Team. The discussion focused on three key areas and the groups were asked for suggested actions in each area that the PPC could concentrate on, on behalf of the Parish. The three discussion areas and respective actions were as follows; 

 

1.            Development of Parish Ministries and Recruitment to same – Whilst we have a lot of ministries, the group felt more information on the ministries should be available to attract more parishioners to join the ministries, we should offer a trial period and if taken on a time limit of 2-3 years could be set, as well as providing training for same, no one should feel uncomfortable in a ministry or that it’s a job for life. In relation to the Eucharistic Ministry it was suggested that it should be extended to taking Communion from mass to housebound once per month, this would be in addition to in addition to the first Friday calls.

 

2.            Focus on Young Families and Youth – The discussion here focused on trying to keep the interest of children to try and make mass part of the family routine, especially after First Holy Communion for example getting children involved in acting the gospel, children’s liturgy programme, child friendly area inside the church, social meeting for children after mass and outside church – child friendly parking spaces. The children’s choir is a great success and was complemented on the work they do with the children.

 

3.            Adult Faith Formation – There were a lot of actions suggested from this group -Prayer group/Scripture

 

Study (seasonally orientated short programs)/ Anonymous Prayer request boxes in public places, Novena’s/ Themed monthly masses (Family orientated all ages, Anniversary masses for communion and confirmation groups)/ Parish Mission (Planning must focus on after plan) and Home visitation Mission for elderly, housebound and new parishioners.

 

Fr Kevin and the PPC would now like to ask for feedback from the whole parish on the suggested actions as to which areas parishioners would like the PPC to focus on first, feedback can be given into the Parish Office or directly to Fr Kevin, Amanda Coulson or any of the PPC members. Fr Kevin and the PPC would like to take this opportunity to thank Bernie McCaffrey and everyone who came to the assembly and contributed to what was a very positive night.

 

 

 

Parish Pastoral Council Members:  Fr. Kevin McNamara, P.P., Amanda Coulson (Chairperson), Mary O’Flaherty (Secretary), Elizabeth Brosnan, Mary Fitzgerald, Margaret Horgan, Michelle Mulvihill, P.J. Mulvihill, Joanne O’Connor,  Eamonn Whyte, Kay O’Hanlon, Noreen Roche.

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

PAPERS: Bishop Casey; Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, July 26, 1969; Page: 11

 

Best Wishes Bishop Elect.

 

NEWS OF Rev. Eamonn Casey’s appointment as the Bishop of Kerry was received with joy in Limerick where he served so faithfully for so long.

 

 

 

This most likeable priest became almost famous for his great work in England, particularly for his work for homeless emigrants. His dedication to this work led to his appointment as director of the Housing Aid Society and Chairman of Shelter. Aged 42, the Bishop-Elect is a native of Firies, Co Kerry and succeeds Most Rev Dr Moynihan who Is retiring because of age.

 

 

 

Education

 

Fr. Casey completed his secondary education at St Munchin’s College Limerick, and continued his studies at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, where he obtained his degrees of B A and L Ph. He was ordained In 1951.

 

 

 

From 1951-‘6O, the Bishop-Elect worked as a curate in Limerick In St Patrick’s and St John’s parishes He also taught In vocational schools In Limerick and in 1959 he founded the Emigrants Bureau in Limerick

 

 

 

In 1960 he joined the Emigrants Apostolate in Britain and worked from ’60 to ’64 as a curate In Slough, Bucks, where his job was to help 10,000 Irish migrant workers to become Integrated Into the local church and civic community

 

 

 

The effectiveness of his efforts brought him to the attention of Cardinal Heenan who In 1963 Invited him to place the Catholic Housing Aid Society on a national basis As a National Director of this organisation, Fr. Casey built up a Central London Office which now helps 68 homeless families each week. In addition, he has set up 65 branches of the Society throughout Britain. In 1964 he founded the Family Housing Association which now owns £760,000 worth of property. In addition, the Bishop-Elect Is also Director of the British Council of Churches of Housing Trust, a trustee of the Housing and Homeless Central Fund and a Founder Trustee of “Shelter’ National Campaign for the Homeless. And In January last year he was, appointed Chairman of “Shelter’ which provides funds for housing It was the greatest honour this Inter-denominational body could have paid him.

 

 

 

He Is also a member of the English Catholic Hierarchy’s Commission for Social Welfare and Is a founder member and Managing Director of the Marian Employment Agency.

 

 

 

The news of his elevation to the See of Kerry was also received with delight at the Irish Centre in Camden Square.

 

 

 

Father Casey’s name will always be synonymous with, emigrant aid in London and other parts of Britain

 

 

 

A man of action, as can be readily seen from his achievements, he is a firm believer in doing things first and talking afterwards

 

 

 

Thousands of well-wishers, grateful emigrants and a host of friends will watch his career as a Bishop with affectionate interest and will pray for the success of his intentions.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

The Chinese regime is also applying its agreement with the Holy See this way. With the bulldozer that under police escort - see photo - razes to the ground on April 4 the building of a parish in Qianyang, which had on its top floor a room for the Mass and on the ground floor a free clinic for the poor, run by nuns.

 

http://magister.blogautore.espresso.repubblica.it/2019/04/08/bitter-easter-in-china-in-the-game-with-rome-a-blowout-for-beijing/

 

 

 

 

 

ST JOHNS Listowel April 2019

 

Tues 9th-  Sun 14th

 

THE COBWEBS GLORY

 

A comic drama by Bryan Michael O’Connor based on the exploits of the owner  

 

and trainer of a promising greyhound. The cast features: Barry Francis, Batt O’Keeffe, Conor Foley, Andrea Thornton, Frances Kennedy, Annette O’ Donnell,

 

Gearoid O’ Connor, Sonny Egan and Johnny Corkery – presented by St. John's Theatre.

 

https://youtu.be/6Y-ISdziPWI

 

 

 

 

 

Tues 16th

 

JULY 22 - Film Club

 

A film by Erik Poppe based on true events – the terrorist attack on the summer camp outside Oslo in 2011. In association with Access Cinema.

 

 

 

Wed 24th - Sun 28th

 

ACTING IRISH INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

 

Featuring Five Irish American theatre groups from the USA and Canada as follows:

 

 

 

Wed 24th

 

MOLL

 

The Gaelic Park Players from Chicago present John B. Keane’s classic comedy   based on the all-seeing priest’s housekeeper.

 

 

 

Thurs 25th

 

BLOOMSDAY

 

A play by Stephen Dietz presented by Milwaukee Irish Arts. Robert returns to 

 

Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James    Joyce literary tour 35 years ago.

 

 

 

Fri 26th

 

SPINNING

 

Written by Deirdre Kinahan and presented by Liffey Players Drama Society,  

 

Calgary, the play is a contemporary tragedy set in small-town Ireland.

 

 

 

Sat 27th   2pm

 

PORT AUTHORITY

 

Written by Conor McPherson and presented by The Irish American Theatre Co., 

 

Cincinnati. The play is about big dreams and lost opportunities for three generations of Dublin men.

 

 

 

Sat 27th  8pm

 

LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT

 

Eugene O’ Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama is a semi-autobiographical

 

account of his explosive home life with his morphine addicted mother and his brother Edmund who is ill with tuberculosis. Presented by The Irish Players,

 

Rochester, New York.

 

 

 

Mon 29th- Tues 30th

 

STUDIO 8

 

An exhibition of artwork by QQI Level 5 Art students studying in North Kerry

 

College of Further Education. Opening - Tues 30th April at 8pm. All welcome.

 

 

 

 

 

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €3700 jackpot on Friday 29th March. Numbers drawn were 5, 6, 9, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Brid Fitzgerald c/o Kevin’s; 2. Tim Keane, Clounbrane, Moyvane; 3. Neil Brosnan c/o Kevin’s; 4. Mike Hussey, Ballyduff, c/o Con Lynch, and 5. Cadhla O’Sullivan, c/o Gerard Buckley. Next draw on Friday 5th April with jackpot up to €3800.

2019 April 10 Knockanure

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

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

PARISH NIGHT: Our Parish Assembly night in Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 8th April at 7.30pm. Suggestions were forwarded to Bernie McCaffrey of the Diocesan Pastoral Team who will facilitate the discussion.

LITTLE DUCKLINGS PRESCHOOL: opening in September at Knockanure Community Centre.  Open day at the Centre on April 13th 12 – 2pm.  Contact Olive Mulvihill on 087/6818727.

DEATH has taken place of Maurice O’Connell of Templeogue, D.6W and formerly of Moyvane, on April 1st, 2019 Formerly of Dept. of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. Survived by his wife Marjorie (nee Tracey), father of Tom, Catherine, Martin and Marjorie, daughters-in-law Nicola and Norah, son-in-law Thomas, his grandchildren Rebecca, Darragh, Aoibheann, Alannah, Oran, Eleanor, Riain, Dominic and Luke, sisters Bess (McCarthy) and Dymphna, and brother-in-law Louis. Following Requiem Mass, Maurice was laid to rest at Mount Venus Cemetery, Edmondstown. His father Tom taught in Moyvane 1919-1944 and his mother Mary B. (nee McMahon) taught in Moyvane N.S. c1926-1964.

DEATH of John Hunt in Chicago aged 98yrs. John was from Athea. He was featured on the Late Late Show following the Limerick hurlers All Ireland win last year.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peg Mulvihill, Peggy Barrett, Adam Cummins, Margaret Devine, Sr. Philomena Griffin, Hannah Stack, Mary Sweeney, Dick Collins, Bridget Kennelly, Michael Lyons, Josie Stack, Mary Quinn, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Mary O’Shea, Paddy O’Connor, Bridie Liston, Lily O’Connor, Imelda Collins, Mass Moyvane; Wed  10th at 7.30am  Early morning Lenten Mass, 6.30pm First Confessions - Holy Communicants of Murhur NS  and 7.30pm mass for Joanie & Tommy O’Connor, Glin Rd & Castleisland (Anni); Thurs  11th at  7.00pm  Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Mai Riordan, Moyvane South (Months Mind); Sat 13th at 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni) & his wife Hanna, and Mass on Sun 14th at 11.00am for Mike Greaney, Bunagara & Leitrim Middle (Anni). Mass Knockanure; Fri 12th at 6.00pm for Billy Looney, Carrueragh & Birmingham (Rec Dec) followed at 7.00pm with Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Teresa Kennelly, Kilmorna & Listowel (1st Anni), and Mass on Sun 14th at 10.00am for Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni).

PASTORAL AREA CONFESSIONS: will be on Monday 15th April in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel at 8pm.   

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: are organising a clean-up of the Village Approach Roads.  If anyone is available for one or all of the following evenings:  at 7.30pm Mon 15th, Tues 16th & Wed 17th. Meet at Noel Stacks where you will be given directions and equipment.   If anyone wants to clean up their own roads at a different time please contact Ursula for the KWD bags.

KERRY COUNTY CLEAN UP DAY takes place on Saturday next, 13th April.

SALE of St Brigid Crosses for the Listowel Hospice, amounted to E1,000, Thanks to Margaret Carmody and friends for organising the making and selling of the crosses.  

MURHUR N.S: 'Split the Bucket' draw was held in the school on Wed 3rd and winner of €218 was Brenda Kennelly. The next draw will take place on Thursday 11th at 3pm. Buckets in the usual shops!

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ARE HOLDING THEIR AGM on Wednesday 10th April in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a 9-week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement of parental separation.  Suitable for children from 1st to 6th class.  Starting on 1st May from 5.15pm to 6.15pm in the Centre. For more information on these and all courses contact, 068/23584.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw on Tuesday (April 16th )  at 7.30pm.The witness will be given by David Saunders.

AONGHUS McANALLY CONCERT, tickets are available this weekend for Church Concert which will be on May 21st.  This year we have Aonghus McAnally & guests Denise Doyle and Ivan McKenna. 

PLAY: Cobwebs Glory by Brian Michael O’Connor at St John’s from April 9th to 14th, details from 068 22566.

MOYVANE SPORTS HALL:  The Community Centre Committee is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th..  Tickets from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063 or committee members.

FASHION: Athea Tidy Towns Group hosts their annual fundraising fashion show on Wednesday, April 17th at 8pm, with the Con Colbert Hall

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  Mary MacArthur in association with the Wednesday Club is holding a Tea Dance in memory of Mary’s late husband Hughie, in Fr Casey’s GAA Hall, Abbeyfeale from 3 - 6pm on Sunday, April 14.  All proceeds to Milford Care Centre.  Music by Mike Condon.  Tickets €5 from 087 6377310.  Raffle. 

KNOCK celebrating 140th Anniversary of the Apparition, Mercy Sunday April 28th, ceremonies 12.45pm to 5pm.

CHRISM MASS will take place on Tuesday evening April 16that 7.00pm, in Killarney. There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone welcome.

LOUGH Derg, three day pilgrimage begin on 31st of May.

Women in the Media, event at Ballybunion from 26th to 28th April, 2019.

LIMERICK County Fleadh takes place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

THOUGHT: People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within

BLACKTHORN and the plum are now covered in white flowers. First Quarter of Moon on 12th April.

ALCOHOL: Listowel Community Action on Alcohol host “Opening the Conversation” with Marion Rackard and Dolores Tiernan, Director Talbot Grove Castleisland, on the impact of Parental Alcohol Misuse. Thurs 11th April at 8pm in the Seanchai Listowel

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 19th April at 10.30am from Tarbert Comprehensive School  to Tarbert Island. All Funds raised go directly to the Kerry Hospice Foundation to provide funding for much needed Hospice Care in Kerry. Sponsorship cards available at Tarbert Bridewell. Telephone  068 -36500.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING Monday 8th at 11am. Straight after Morning Mass in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY April 14th,  as we begin Holy Week and celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord. The blessing of Palms will take place at masses.

EASTER CAMP Names are being taken for an Easter camp to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre from April 15th-19th from 9,45am-1.15pm daily. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

TRAD FUNDRAISER:  Laura O’Donoghue will be volunteering in Zambia, Africa with the Suas volunteer program this summer. Laura from Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale says “I will spend 2 months volunteering as a teaching assistant in some the most disadvantaged schools in the world. The majority of the children attending these schools are living in extreme poverty and education is really their only escape from the poverty cycle that profoundly exists in their community. I will be holding a Trad Music fundraiser in Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm. Tickets €10 will be available at the door.  I really appreciate any support and I’d love if you could make it on the night”

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – are holding a clothes collection on Thursday 25th April from 8 to 10am in the Church car park in aid of Brú Columbanus, Cork and the Oncology and Palliative Care Unit Tralee.

 OPEN DAY: An invitation has been issued by the Board of St Ita's Sheltered Housing to their Open Day on Saturday April 27. There will be a cup of tea in the Day Care Centre following the unveiling of a plaque in honour of the late Canon Neville whose brainchild the Sheltered Housing was.  The evening will conclude with music by Lost Souls at The Winners’ Circle.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Bookings: Phone 0667134276.Weekly  Prayer  Meetings: Led  by  Ben  Perkins, Mondays 8.00pm-9.30pm starts on 29thApril.Overview  of  the  Catechism  of  the  Catholic Church: Fr.  Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts on 1stMay (for 5 weeks).Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thursday 30thMay, 9.30am-4.00pm.

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

LISTOWEL HOSPICE – EAMON CONNOR MEMORIAL WALK/RUN 10k, 5k. or 3k. in aid of Kerry Hospice on Good Friday April 19th, walk commencing from St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. Registration & start Time 10am. sponsor cards available from J.K. Sports, Mary 0872770766.

TREES: National Tree Week was Sunday 31 March – Sunday 7 April 2019.

LOURDES:  Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from June 20 -25.  All Assisted (Invalid) Pilgrims applications to be submitted to Lourdes Office before the end of April. Details and cost will be on the notice board at the entrance of Abbeyfeale Church.

PARISH DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING & REFERSHERS COURSE starting in April for 2 nights 2 hours each night. If interested in training:  Cardiac First Response course or updating existing course . Please email listowel@dioceseofkerry.ie or ring 068-21188 with your name and contact details.

CELEBRATING LENT -  The diocese has produced two resources to guide people through Lent: Journeying through Lent is a prayer booklet inviting people to pray daily, asking God for a particular gift this Lent e.g. becoming people of compassion, and Opening our Hearts offering  families a way to gather each week using one of two proposed prayer activities. Pick them up at Mass or find them on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

HIGHLIGHTS OF FLEADH BY THE FEALE 2019: The Celebrity concert this year is headlined by The Kilfenora Ceili Band who are celebrating 120 years on the road.  The Fleadh takes place May 2-6, concert Sunday, May 5.  Highlights include Oiche Gaelige in Thomas TJ’s Thursday night, May 2  as well as the Art Competition prize giving in the Library.  The Street Busking and the Ceili in Fr. Casey’s on Friday as  well as the Wrenboys on the Gig Rig will get proceeding off to a rollicking start.  Then on Saturday, May 4 there is a full day of Workshops, a youth trad session in Donal and Anns, a Sliabh Luachra session in Leen’s Hotel, more entertainment on the gig rig and spontaneous sessions could spring up anywhere so a pub trail is in order.  Sunday, May 5 is another full on day between social dancing in the Square, Storytelling at St. Ita’s Hall, a tribute to the late Dan Murphy whose brainchild the Fleadh by the Feale was and then the highlight of the weekend the Kilfenora Ceili Band in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef.  Monday and I’m worn out just writing it; another Ceili this time in the Square, a workshop on Bone playing, more entertainment on the gig rig and then the All Ireland Bone Playing competitions. 

LAST MONTHS speaker at Lixnaw St Pio Meeting; MICKY HARTE – HIS VISIT WAS SPECIAL AND MEMORABLE. He arrived in Lixnaw at 5.45pm and joined the sisters for supper at 6pm. Micky is a humble, pleasant and unassuming man. His message on the night was clear (1) God is the deepest thing in all of us (2) that presence must be nourished by prayer, mass and adoration.  (3) if we allow God in He will inspire us and help us to make sense of the craziest and darkest moments. (4) He or she who doesn’t stand for something will fall for everything (5) spoke of his cherished upbringing and how it influenced him.  (6) advised against the current philosophy of self which has no time or space for others in time of need or difficulty.(7) To talk to one another and especially listen (8) Surround ourselves with positive people whenever we can.

AUTUISM: Cork Autism Conference 2019 - Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sun. Sept. 22nd Silversprings Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. All are welcome. More info here: www.bookwhen.com/autismcork or call 089 239 8900

MONEY: Glin Development Association and Cllr John Sheahan:  are delighted to announce that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has allocated 111,000 to help repair and maintain Glin Pier.  Glin Development are currently working on plans to build a floating pontoon at the Pier

PAPERS 1919; Nationalist and Leinster Times 1883-current, 07.07.1995, page 18

Eye on the Past; Novelist George A Birmingham alias Canon James Hannay, wrote, General John Regan in 1913; The Island Mystery in 1918; A padre in France 1918; An Irishman Looks at His World in 1919. Our Casualty in 1919. Up the Rebels in 1919 and Inisheeny in 1920. He was an Irish speaker. His biography, Pleasant Places published 1934, Born 1865, he died 1950

 

Evening Herald 1891-current, 19.07.1996, page 12

Oldest volunteer in the games is based at the campus at Georgia Tech, where he was a freshman in 1919, as for class reunions, nobody shows up anymore.

Big run on free condoms at the Olympics, according to the paper.

 

Evening Herald 1891-current, 19.07.1996, page 79

Olympics report see paper. Cliff Meidl who will represent his country in Kayak, is a miracle man. Californian who payed his way through school, while on job absorbed 30,000 volts of electricity and after 15 operations was advised to take to the water as part of his rehabilitation and was inspired by the Kayak event at  Seoul Olympics to take up the sport. Charles Fram aged 94 mentioned as volunteer.

 

Evening Herald 1891-current, 14.02.2000, page 87

New Series having a look at GAA Counties of Ireland. Kildare the Lilywhites, can’t grasp the Nettle.

Squires Gannon first man to lift the Sam Maguire, but the last Kildare player to do so was Larry Stanley, who brought Kildare to Victory in 1919. An Olympic High Jumper, he got another All Ireland with Dublin and played 17games for Kildare over 16 year span.

 

Limerick Leader 1905-current, 05.08.2000, page 6

Book Review; Martin Byrne’s review of the RUC man’s book on Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 ’22, by Mercier Press. 25 of the 27 were killed in the 18 month period of 1920 up to the Truce on 11th July 1921.

 

Mayo News 1893-current, 19.12.2001, page 20

Cathair na Mart No 21 now available; Items on Westport Train 1899 to 1915; Westport Estate and Town. John McBride and 1916; Republican and RIC casualties 1919 to 1924; Methodist Church in Westport and Australia. Crew and passengers on Britannia from Wesport to Quebec 1842 from John Moore;  Four Masters from Brother Holmes OSF. John O’Donnell 1866 to 1920, land for the people.

 

Nationalist and Leinster Times 1883-current, 29.12.2018, page 38

Article on war of Independence concentrating on 1919.

10th April Dail told we were at war with England.DE Valera escaped from prison 4 Feb. 1919. Two men shot Gortalea on 13th April 1918. Robert Browne killed Knocknagoshel 8 Feb. 1921; Sergeant Daniel Joseph McGandy killed Derry 20 Jan 1919; Patrick Casey C Company 2nd Kerry Brigade shot dead; Captain Robert Joseph Byrne of Limerick in an attempt to rescue him, Constable Martin O Brien also killed. There were 9,700 RIC men in Country in 1,500 barracks. Dail policy of boycott announced 11th April 1919. In 1919 Eleven RIC men and four Dublin Metropolitan Police G Division killed. (See PAPER FOR MUCH MORE)

 

Sunday Independent 1906-current, 18.09.1983, page 7

Since 1919 the numbers who have been executed and died in prison camps or in politically organised famines, totalled 21, 500, 500. This is from article on communism. Bishop Quinlan death march Korea 1950 also book by Fr. Philip Crosbie, for more insights into communism.

 

AUTISM: While the experience was frustrating for Father Schneider at the time, today he looks back on that moment as a blessing, because it eventually led him to be diagnosed with autism, a diagnosis that helped him better understand himself and, ultimately, to find roles in ministries that were better suited to him.

http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/catholic-priest-shares-his-story-of-life-with-autism

 

Science

The Worst Disease Ever Recorded

A doomsday fungus known as Bd has condemned more species to extinction than any other pathogen.

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019/03/bd-frogs-apocalypse-disease/585862/

 

 

BADMINTON
Division 5 Mixed League: Moyvane defeated Causeway 6-1 and defeated Listowel 7-0. Team: Eva Browne, Charlotte Quinn, Fiona Buckley, Radek Choromanski, Padraig Hanrahan, Dan Browne and Micheal Nolan.
Division 4 Mixed League: Ballyheigue defeated Moyvane. Team: Aoife Bowler, Breda Lane, Michelle Corridan, Liam O’Connor, John Newman and Padraig Kearney.
Division 1, 3 and 5 Mixed Championships were held in Killarney last Friday night. Division 5 Mixed Runners Up Radek Choromanski and Eva Brown
Division 5 Ladies League Final Moyvane A are playing Listowel Tuesday, April 02 in Moyvane at 8.00pm.
MOYVANE GAA

RESULT: County Junior Club Championship: Moyvane 1-11 Asdee 4-6. North Kerry Under 13 Skills Final held in Coolard. Results: Winners: Moyvane: Bobby O’Riordan, Harry O’Connor and Darragh O’Keeffe. Well done lads. 2nd Duagh. 3rd Beale.  Moyvane now go onto represent North Kerry in the County Final at the end of April. We wish them the very best of luck!
MCL SEMI-FINAL FIXTURE: Moyvane/Tarbert v Skellig/Valentia. Date: Friday April 05. Time: 6.45. Venue: TBC.
NK JUNIOR LEAGUE Division 3: Moyvane B v Ballydonoghue B. Date: Tuesday, April  09. Time: 6.45. Venue: Coolard.

 

 

2019 April 3 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

  RAMBLING House on the 4th April 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 April at Knockanure Community Centre.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome, If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

PARISH NIGHT: Our Parish Assembly night will be in Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 8th April at 7.30pm. Suggestions were forwarded to Bernie McCaffrey of the Diocesan Pastoral Team who will facilitate the discussion.

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT/BE ALERT: wish to thank the financial assistance from the Community Enhancement Programme and Department of Rural Community Development.

 

KNOCKANURE HEART SAVER GROUP:  Heart Saver training shortly.  Margaret Carmody at  087/2976304.

 

LITTLE DUCKLINGS PRESCHOOL: opening in September at Knockanure Community Centre.  Open day at the Centre on April 13th 12 – 2pm.  Contact Olive Mulvihill on 087/6818727.

 

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP The first Friday of every month in Listowel.  The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm,

 

HIGH VIS JACKETS:  available free of charge at Knockanure Community Centre.  Wed/Thurs/Fri.     

 

CLOSED Road at Cooleen, Knockanure from 7am to 8pm on Monday 8th April for road ducting.

 

DEATH took place on 27th March 2019 of Mary Donnellan (née Sheehan), Rosmadda, Parteen, Clare / and Late of Ballyguiltenane, Glin. Predeceased by her husband Tommy, daughter Mary, son Pat and daughter-in-law Anne. Survived by her family Joe, Anne, Michael, Kevin and Tom, son-in-law Donal, daughters-in-law Susan, Catherine, Cliona and Colleen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters-in-law Sr. Una, Peggy and Nancy.

 

DEATH has taken place of Betty Murphy (née Ahern), Gortnagross, Athea, on 24th March 2019. Wife of the late John. Predeceased by her sisters Imelda (Ryan), Bridie (O’Neill), Maude (O’Connell), brothers Tony & Tom. Survived by, daughters Mary and Pauline, sons Tony, Teddy, John, Declan, Brendan, Kenneth, Colm and Eamon, sisters May (Leahy) & Eileen (Ahern), brother Ted, brother-in-law John O’Neill, sisters-in-law, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, and grandchildren.

 

DEATH of Margaret O'Connor (née McAuliffe), Lower Athea, Athea, on 24th March 2019, wife of the late Jimmy Danny.Survived by, sons Dan, Billy (Dublin), Lar, James, Pat (Monasterevin) & Gerard (Dublin), daughters Mary (McCoy -Manchester), Julie (O’Connor), Paula (McCarthy - Abbeyfeale), Catherine (O’Halloran - Tralee), Ann (Lawlor - Carrigkerry) and Margaret (Ahern), sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

 

DEATH of Maureen O'Connor (neé Culhane) Sandford House, Cliff Walk, Ballybunion and late of Leitrim Middle Moyvane, and Birmingham, on 27/03/2019. Predeceased by her husband Michael and son Kevin. Survived by her family, son Tommy, daughters Maura, Rita, Jacqueline, Caroline and Patricia, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Linda, sons-in-law John, Jimmy, Jim and Mike, brother-in-law Jerry, sisters-in-law Kathleen and Hazel, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Maureen on Monday at 12 noon with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Teddy Molyneaux, Woodford & South Africa .

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie O’Sullivan, Eileen Culhane, Tim O’Brien, Eilish Walsh, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Patrick F Power, Betty Lynch, Joe Stack, Ruby McMahon, John Joe Wynne, Joe Walsh, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Sr. Elena Goulding, Tom Sheehan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 1st  at 12noon, Funeral Mass for Maureen O’Connor (née Culhane); Tues 2nd at 7.30pm for Eamon Sweeney, Woodgrove & son Pat and Pat’s wife Anna Mai; Wed 3rd  at 7.30pm for Mickey Meehan, Moyvane South (Months Mind); Fri 5th at  7.00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Tom Sheehan, Kilbaha & deceased of the Sheehan family; Sat 6th at 7.30pm for James & Bridget Beaton, Ahalahana, and Mass on Sun 7th at 11.00am for John Shanahan, Kilbaha & deceased of the Shanahan & Egan families.

 

Mass Knockanure on Thurs 4th 7.00pm, beginning with Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm Special Intention - sick  and Mass on Sun 7th at 10.00am for Larry McCaffrey, Arney, Fermanagh & Knockanure. Requested by former team-mates & management of Knockanure GAA.

 

SPECIAL: Moyvane Church open Monday, 8pm to 10pm, Church will remain open for personal prayer &  reflection.  Confession/chat also available; Tues 2nd at 8.00am mass for Special Intention – sick/tests. Wed 3rd at 7.30am an Early morning Lenten Mass. Mass Knockanure on Thurs 4th 7.00pm, beginning with Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm Special Intention - sick

 

MURHUR NS FUNDRAISER:  "Split The Bucket" fundraiser in local shops. Pop €2 into an envelope, write your name and number. Pop envelope into the bucket. One lucky winner will win half prize money. 

 

LEISURE COMPLEX Duagh on Thursday 4th April 2019, the Irish Country Music concert.  Doors open 7.30pm and concert starts at 8.30pm.  Tickets available from 087-2684540.

 

MOYVANE SPORTS HALL:  The Community Centre Committee is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th..  Tickets from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063 or committee members.

 

LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS Anyone could rob a Bank. A 3 act comedy by Thomas Coffey. 8pm. St. John’s Theatre, 28th March to 2nd April. For bookings contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

 

MOYVANE ICA: are extremely grateful and very thankful to all who supported their Daffodil sale at Church Gates and Coffee/Tea night at Bingo.  Your generosity raised an amazing total of €1950.  Very many thanks. 

 

JUVENILE BADMINTON; Congratulations Aaron Moloney,  Cian O’Connor, Emily Browne, Kiegan Moloney, Eamon Bowler, who recently received Silver medals at recent competition held at U.L.

 

COIN HUNT - Throughout Lent Tarbert NS holds a Coin Hunt in aid of Bóthar. Last year a total of €1,030 was raised.

 

GARDENING COURSE Names are currently being taken for a gardening course to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre in April. where participants will learn how to grow their own vegetables  and receive Fetac Level 3 certification in the process. Places limited, contact Bridie on 068 23584.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ARE HOLDING THEIR AGM on Wednesday 10th April in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel at 8pm. All are welcome to attend. We would love to have new members joining our committee. Many thanks to all who have supported our fundraising activities throughout the year.

 

KERRY BRANCH KIDNEY DONOR WEEK Thursday 4th April.

 

NORA MULVIHILL HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Wishes to thank everyone who helped and supported the Coffee morning on St. Patrick’s Day the amount raised was €605.00.

 

RAINBOWS OFFERS A 9 WEEK listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.  Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience. Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class. Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Start date:  1st May 2019

 

Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584.

 

ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 9th April at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig's Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.

 

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 19th April at 10.30am from Tarbert Comprehensive School  to Tarbert Island. Sponsorship cards available at Tarbert Bridewell. Telephone  068 -36500.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019: 29th August to 3rd September 175th Anniversary of St. Bernadette.  Contact: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219.

 

MEDJUGORJE: Group  Leader Maura  O’Keeffe  Harksen  accompanied  by  Fr. Francis Nolan. September 10th 2019—7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport. For information contact 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

 

MALTA 5th to 12th September, 2019 accompanied by Fr. Dan O’Riordan. For details contact Premier Travel, Telephone 021 427 77 00.

 

SAVING the planet for our children. A talk by Dr. Lorna Gold (Trócaire), Wednesday 10th April at 8.00pm In St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee.

 

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: 12th – 14th April in Cork.  Contact: 0868334382.

 

County Clean Up We received this world as an inheritance from past generations, but also as a loan from future generations, to whom we will have to return it!” Following Pope Francis' call that we all care for our common home, why not organise a parish group to take action or join with local community groups in the County Clean Up on Saturday 13th April? Register by emailing countycleanup@kwd.ie for your free cleaning packs.

 

TAIZE: Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé 2019  Following the success of last year’s pilgrimage, the diocese will once again travel with a group of young pilgrims to Taizé in France.  We travel on Sun. June 23rd and return on Sun. June 30th.  Departure is from Dublin airport.  The cost for the pilgrimage is €500.  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.

 

VOLUNTEER: Br Tom Walsh Appeal Lasallian Developing World Projects are looking for volunteers to go to Keelamudiman in Southern India to complete a project which we started in 2018. Contact Br Tom Walsh brtwalsh@hotmail.com or 0863453092 for more information.

 

PHONE:  Samaritans of Kerry 24 hours a day. Phone: 116123 or text number 087 260 9090.

 

Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Wednesday, October 31, 1900; Page: 4

 

LISTOWEL QUARTER SESSIONS

 

The following magistrates occupied seats on the bench—Messrs M J Nolan, Gausen, R M; T O'Connell, Dr J T Dillon, Dr P T Dillon, R H M'Carthy, Dr Clancy, J D Crosbie, and J Rice.

 

Mary Barry, Glenoe, was granted a confirmation of a license. Mr F Creagh, solr, appeared for the applicant Jeremiah Brosnan. Newtownsandes, was granted a Licence.

 

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

 

CREAMERY SHARES

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

Listowel St Patrick's Day 2019

 

https://youtu.be/cVfqNO2UUkA

 

Fr. Moroney of Athea in America

 

http://www.wbrz.com/news/shamrocks-and-shenanigans-the-34th-wearin-of-the-green-parade/

 

 

2019 March 27 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House: on Thursday 4th April at 9pm. All welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day: in Knockanure on Monday 8th April.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.  If attending please phone the centre on 49799.  

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Fr. Kevin will be on first Friday calls in Duagh and Lyre on Thursday 28th March and on April 4th in Knockanure and April 5th Moyvane.  

 

THANKS for Collection recently at all Masses and at Bingo on Thursday night for Conquer Cancer organized by the ICA to date has raised €1,715. 

 

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service: blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tues. 26th & Wed. 27th March from 5-8pm.

 

LEISURE COMPLEX Duagh on Thursday 4th April 2019, the Irish Country Music concert.  Doors open 7.30pm and concert starts at 8.30pm.  Tickets available from 087-2684540.

 

MOYVANE SPORTS HALL:  The Community Centre Committee is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th..  Tickets from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063 or committee members.

 

LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS Anyone could rob a Bank. A 3 act comedy by Thomas Coffey. 8pm. St. John’s Theatre, 28th March to 2nd April. For bookings contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

 

MOTHER’S Day and Summer Time on March 31st.

 

DEATH has occurred of Siobhan Costello Stack, Perth, Australia and late of Collins Avenue, Dublin and Ashfield, Listowel. Siobhan passed away on the 6th of March, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken husband Stephen (Stack), daughter Ciara, sons Ben and Evan, parents Manus and Sheila, father and mother-in-law Maurice and Betsy (Stack), sister Maria, brothers-in-law Ross and Paul, sister-in-law Marie, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral taking place in Perth, Australia on Tuesday, the 12th of March 2019.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam Keane Stack, Thomas O’Connell, Nell Fitzgerald, Nora Walsh, Michael O’Keeffe, Richard Stack, Mary Bridget Crean, Joan Flannery, Michael and Carmel Flannery, Mary McMahon, James Danaher, Billy Enright, Michael D O’Sullivan, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan, Peg Moloney, Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis, Mass Moyvane;  Mon 25th at 7.30pm for Bill Walsh, Tarmons West, Tarbert (Rec Dec); Wed 27th at 7.30am, an Early morning Lenten Mass; Fri 29th   at 7.00pm  Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Joan Dell, Listowel (Rec Dec); Sat 30th   7.30pm for Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore (Anni) & deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin families and Mass on Sun 31st at 11.00am for Danny & Nora Walsh, Moher (Anni). Mass Knockanure on Thurs 28th Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Siobhán Costello Stack, Perth (Rec Dec), and Mass on Sun 31st at 10.00am for Paudeen Moloney, Woodford, Listowel (Rec Dec) (brother to Mary Buckley, Keylod).

 

CHURCH Moyvane open Monday 25th, with Mass at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church.  After Mass the Church will remain open until  10pm with an opportunity for a confession, chat or blessing or just to spend time in reflective prayer. 

 

HOME Visitation by NEWKD, details from 068 23429.

 

PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: On Monday night, March 25that 8.00 p.m. –The parishes of Duagh /Lyre, Listowel, Moyvane & Lixnaw are hosting a lovely occasion at St. John’s Theatre, the Square, Listowel. Finding God in time of trouble with Olive Foley, (widow of Munster coach Anthony 'Axel' Foley) was one of the guest speakers at the world meeting of Families & Fr. Donal O’Connor, Chaplain, Inst. Of Technology, Tralee –Admission free –All are welcome

 

CONCERT in aid of Athea Lourdes Invalid Fund In St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Sunday, March 31st at 7pm. Tickets are available locally. The Concert will feature Emily Clarke (Limerick Mid-West Radio 102) plus Niamh Mulqueen & Friends, Donie & Maura, Mike Guinane, Margaret Carroll & group, Brid Stackpoole, Athea Church Choir, Domhnall de Barra & Friends, Fr. Tony Mullins, Dancers, Ciara Hunt, Eoin Sheehan & Maeve Donovan.

 

CLOSED Road at Cooleen, Knockanure from 7am to 8pm on Monday 8th April for road ducting.

 

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE- October from 23rd for eight nights. Call to Parish Office for full details.

 

MOYVANE CHURCH CONCERT on Tuesday 21st May at 8pm sharp.  Tickets available from next weekend.  Aonghus McAnally and friends will give the concert.

 

GARDENING COURSE Names are currently being taken for a gardening course to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre in April, where participants will learn how to grow their own vegetables  and receive Fetac iLevel 3 certification in the process. Places limited, contact Bridie on 068 23584.

 

EXHIBITION on Kerry’s first T Ds is on at Listowel Library.

 

JOB: Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council.

 

HOSTS: Student Hosts Needed: Have you ever thought about hosting an international student for a short or long period of time?  I can give you all the information and support you need to help you decide. Contact Denise on 0877431373.

 

NEW Teacher- Cerys Boston, Alexander, Illinois who is studying in the Eastern Illinois University and is on student teaching placement till May 10th in Murhur N.S.. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

LENTEN TALK: NAOMH BRÉANAINN PASTORAL AREA  ‘Faith without justice is dead: the challenge of homelessness and poverty’ by Fr Peter McVerry, S.J. on Tuesday 26th March in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney at 8.00 p.m.  All welcome to this very special event. This forms part of the Diocese of Kerry Lenten Programme for 2019. 

 

TROCAIRE Documentary Screening 'Defend the Defenders': Fri. 29th Mar at 7.30pm in CYMS Hall, Mill Road, Killorglin.  Come to hear how Trócaire is supporting vulnerable overseas communities against human rights abuses. Visit trocaire.org or call 087-7389892

 

FRIARY; Killarney Night Fever on Saturday 30th March in the Friary from 8-10pm. Candle lit, music led adoration with reflections. Confession available. All welcome. For more information contact Caoimhe Lynch on 0870669858.

 

HELPING TO HEAL THE WOUNDED HEART:  A talk on Grief and Loss, hosted by Claire Forde, Bereavement Counsellor, will take place at The Rose Hotel, Tralee on Friday 29th March.  This is an opportunity to get to understand Grief and the Grief journey.  What is it about? And why it is so important to process our Grief.  The talk will focus on areas of Grief including the 5 Stages, different types (including Pet Grief), coping mechanisms and it will also provide details of various support organisations that are available to us.  You are also invited to bring a photo of your deceased loved one/s (including pets) as the evening will conclude with a short memorial ceremony followed by a cuppa before going home. TIME: 07.30PM - 10.00PM

 

EXHIBITION of clothes worn by John O’Dowd during his climb of Everest are on display at Killarney library.

 

LIAM FLYNN COMMEMORATION AT GLÓRACH:  On the evening of Friday, April 5 at 7pm Glórach Community Theatre will be holding an event commemorating the late Liam Flynn, a renowned master of the craft of woodturning who achieved worldwide fame in his field.  There will be an exhibition of some of Liam's work and a short film made of Liam in his workshop in Abbeyfeale in 2011, documenting the process of woodturning.  There will also be short presentations from Yvonne McEnery, Joe O’Keeffe and Mary Leahy. We are delighted to be hosting this event, especially as Liam was a great supporter of the Glórach Theatre, and hopefully in celebrating his work we may offer inspiration to budding local artists.

 

NOVELTY FUNDRAISER:  On Friday April 5 next, Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex Committee will hold a novelty fund raising event. This will entail the showing of the popular film Despicable Me 3 in the sports hall - but with a twist! The power to operate the film projector will not be taken from the national grid. Instead the power will be generated by local cyclists working, and pedalling- in teams of eight and hoping to supply between 80 to 100 watts of power.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes place at 8pm on March 28th in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Gain confidence, improve your speaking skills and have a laugh along the way. New members and guests always welcome.  

 

WHO WANT S TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE? The Listowel Arms Hotel Saturday 30th March at 8pm. Tickets €20 each or group ticket for €50. Ticket hotline:068-21994 Hosted by Scoil Réalta Na Maidine.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9pm. Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th to Thurs. 13th June.  Book now at 066-7134276.

 

MARRIAGE Enrichment Weekend from 12th – 14th April in Cork.  Refresh, Renew, Rekindle your marriage relationship.  See www.marriageencounter.ie or contact 086-8334382 or 087-2162436 for further details.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th – 17th May.  Led by Fr. Noel Spring Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066 7131328 .

 

SAINT JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES have a wonderful upcoming show called “Sister” taking place at 8pm in  Siamsa Tire, Tralee on Tues 26th  & Wed 27th March. This is to provide service users with a musical platform to showcase their acting, dancing and singing talents. All are welcome. Tickets, €15, on Sale from Siamsa Tire on 066 7123055 or at boxoffice@siamsatire.com “

 

TAIZE: Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé 2019  Following the success of last year’s pilgrimage, the diocese will once again travel with a group of young pilgrims to Taizé in France.  We travel on Sun. June 23rd and return on Sun. June 30th.  Departure is from Dublin airport.  The cost for the pilgrimage is €500.  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.ie for more information.  For a you-tube clip about Taizé.check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngA8BFbjrE0.

 

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION BENEFITS FROM PEG’S GREAT GENEROSITY:

 

Peg Kissane of Ballintogher recently went to print and produced “In the shadow of the Monument”.  It was a wonderful production and brought back special memories of old times and great times.  The book realised €1,400 profit and all proceeds were presented to the Irish Heart Foundation in memory of her late husband David.  The Irish Heart Foundation very much appreciate the generous gesture.  If you need more info on the work of the Irish Heart Foundation, get in touch.  Call (021) 4505822 or visit the website at www.irishheart.ie

 

MEMORY DIFFICULTIES? Have you or someone you know been experiencing memory difficulties? The  HSE  Memory  Technology  Resource  Room (MTRR) in Baile Mhuire consists of various aids that may be able to help you with your memory problems.  For  further  information,  please telephone  Ciara  Breen  (Occupational  Therapist) on (086) 780 9989 for further information

 

PILGRIMAGE TO  MEDJUGORJE: Group  Leader Maura  O’Keefe  Harksen  accompanied  by  Fr. Francis Nolan. September 10th2019—7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport. For information contact 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

 

MONEY: Health and social care providers have been urged to “pitch their ideas” to get a slice of a €20m Sláintecare Integration Fund. Submitted projects must be in a position to be implemented this year and the deadline for applications is Thursday, April 18. A guide to the application process is available on the Department of Health's website.

 

TAPE: Adhesive tapes market projected to reach $69 billion by 2022

 

Northbrook, IL - The adhesive tapes market is estimated to be $51.25 billion in 2017, and is projected to reach $69.42 billion by 2022,

 

HARNETT REUNION:  Preparations are now in full swing for the reunion in July. Many Harnetts are travelling from overseas, with bookings already secured from New Zealand, the U.S.A., Italy and the U.K.  We would love to include all Harnett families in West Limerick/North Kerry in this event. Please contact us on Facebook of by email : harnettreunion2019@gmail.com for information. All welcome.  Abbeyfeale will be decked out in the blue and gold Harnett colours for the festival. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide.

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY Tarbert – Tom Donovan, Clarina will give an illustrated talk on “Ellen Hanley, the cruel murder of the Colleen Bawn in July 1819”  talk due at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 22nd March at 7.30pm.

 

HISTORY:

 

Dec 1822 Cratloe murder of a Mr. Stack

 

http://www.eppi.ac.uk/eppi/digbib/view? ... d=c1:25354

 

 

 

1832 Matthew Barrington's description of Whiteboy activities in Clare

 

http://www.eppi.ac.uk/eppi/digbib/view? ... 18709&p=11

 

 

 

1825 Select Committee of House of Lords on Nature and Extent of Disturbances in Ireland

 

Testimony of Fr. Malachi Duggan of "Moyferta" pp. 121-29

 

http://www.eppi.ac.uk/eppi/digbib/view? ... 2844&p=621

 

Covers causes of economic distress in Clare, how families subsist with only a quarter acre to farm when two acres is needed for year-round subsistence; abduction as a cause for early marriages of girls; Clare priests educated at Maynooth; Kilrush as a town of only small-time merchants; travel between Kilrush and Ennis; schools not used in winter and not instructing in Irish; RC marriage fee is one pound and a baptism is at least one shilling eight pence, etc.

 

 

 

Return of Number of Persons killed or wounded in Affrays with Constabulary in Ireland; Number of Constabulary Force killed or wounded in Affrays, 1825-30

 

http://www.eppi.ac.uk/eppi/digbib/view? ... 1059&p=276

 

victims in Clare:

 

1825 Ellen Neagle at Enystymon

 

1829 Daniel Neylin at Milltown Malbay

 

1930 John Linane at Shelbreedagh

 

 

 

1827 Testimony of John Scott Vandeleur regarding expediency of emigration for Irish poor

 

http://www.eppi.ac.uk/eppi/digbib/view? ... d=c1:38639

 

previously posted with a key word

 

 

 

Persons committed under Insurrection Act in Ireland, 1823-24

 

Clare people

 

http://www.eppi.ac.uk/eppi/digbib/view? ... 1505&p=194

 

 

 

Victory New Year, 1919

 

Dec 28, 2018

 

All New Years are special as they are embedded with thoughts of hopefulness and fresh starts, but I think the dawn of 1919 might have been particularly so: the themes of victory and peace following the Great War ring out in all the accounts of its celebration, which might also have been particularly joyous as it marked the last “liquid” New Year with the onset of Prohibition approaching. The New York Times proclaimed 1919 the “Victory New Year” and the Boston Globe bid adieu to a battle-scarred pirate-gladiator representing 1918. Probably the best image expressing contemporary hopes for the coming year was a seemingly-ubiquitous poster equating world peace, (lady) liberty and (American) prosperity produced by the United Cigar Stores Company: this theme is manifest in all of the accounts of New Year celebrations and forecasts which I sampled, and most mentions of Prohibition were below the fold!

 

https://wordpress.com/read/blogs/18557500/posts/62651

 

 

 

More local news at

 

https://newtownsandes.jimdo.com/2019-knockanure/

 

 

 

 

 

REFLECTION FOR LENT

 

May the door of my inner home be wide enough

 

to receive those who are hungry for kindness,

 

those who are lonely, or isolated from friendship.

 

May it welcome those who have cares to unburden,

 

and pain to express.

 

May the door of my heart be narrow enough

 

to shut out pettiness and pride, envy and enmity.

 

May the door of my heart be closed to harshness

 

and indifference.

 

May the threshold of my heart be for all who enter

 

the doorway to understanding, acceptance and compassion.

 

 

 

 

 

Late News for 20th March 2019

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €3500 jackpot on Friday 15th March. Numbers drawn were 15, 16, 22,and 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eilish Kearney, Moyvane South; 2. Michael Lynch, Taxi; 3. Kathleen O’Connor, Knocknasna; 4. Mgt White, c/o John Barry Athea, and 5. Tom Mulvihill, 1, Grove Cresent Abbey. Next draw on Friday 22nd March with jackpot up to €3600.

 

SYMPATHY: The Club at this time would like to offer its deepest sympathies to the families and wide circle of friends to the late Mary Mai Riordan, Moyvane South, Michael Mickey Meehan, Moyvane South and Bill Walsh, Tarmons West. May They Rest In Peace.

2019 March 20 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

CHIROPODIST:  in the Marian Hall on Friday 22nd March at 10am.  To book contact Noreen on 49238.      

 

ICA:  will sell daffodils after Mass this Sat 16th and Sun 17th March (Moyvane/Knockanure)  in support of the Cancer Society.  We will also sell teas/treats at the Bingo on Thursday night 21st March. 

 

ST PIO Devotions in St. Michael’s Church Lixnaw on Tues March 19th at 7.30pm.

 

The witness by the Tyrone Manager Mickey Harte.

 

LENTEN TALK: Fr. Donal O’Connor and Olive Foley explore Finding God in Times of Trouble in St. John’s Listowel, Monday 25th March at 8p.m.

 

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTRE Social Dancing classes with Josephine O Connor. Begins on Thursday 21st March at 8.30pm. Dances old time, waltz, quick step, jive and lots more.

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE  Sunday 24th March in Listowel Arms Hotel 3-6pm. Music & dancing, refreshments served.

 

DEATH has occurred of Michael (Mickey) Meehan of Moyvane South, Moyvane, on the 11/3/2019. Predeceased by his wife Betty, survived by his family, Betty, Garry, Denis & Helen, grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, and brothers. Requiem Mass for Mickey Meehan was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 14th of March. Burial afterwards at Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH has taken place of Mary Mai Riordan (née Grogan), Moyvane South, and late of Charles Street, Listowel on 10/03/2019. Survived by her husband Dan-Joe, brother-in-law Brendan, sister-in-law Helen, nephew, relatives, neighbours and many friends. Requiem Mass on Thursday was celebrated for Mary Mai Riordan in Moyvane Church, burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

 

DEATH has occurred of Bill Walsh of Tarmons West, Tarbert on March 10th 2019. Survived by his wife Josephine, sons Maurice, Liam, Eamon, Kieran and daughters Breda, Noreen and Sheila, brother Tom, sisters-in-law, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Bill Walsh was celebrated at St. Mary's Church, Tarbert on Wednesday, March 13th, followed by interment at the adjoining cemetery.

 

SYMPATHY to Tom Fitzgerald and Lillian O’Carroll and family on the death of their brother Sean Fitzgerald in Wolverhampton, England and also to Noel Roche, Eileen Naughton and Nora Cunningham on the death of their sister Kitty in Chicago.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Br. Canice Collins, Margaret Mulvihill, Dan Liston, Tom Moore, Anna Flaherty, Jo Timoney, Michael Holly, Peg O’Mahony, Michael O’Connor, Hannah Moloney, Mairead O’Connor, Ellen O’Keeffe, Mass Moyvane; Mon 18th at 11.00am, for all our Emigrants; Tues  19th  at 7.30pm for Deceased Clergy who served in the Parish; Fri 22nd at  7.00pm, Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan, The Hill; Sat 23rd at 7.30pm for Patrick Hughes, Lower Aughrim, John & Kitty Scanlon & their son Tom & Jim Fitzgerald, and Mass on Sun 24th at  11.00am for Aggie, Seán, Nell & Anthony Aherne, Moher Cross.

 

Knockanure Mass; Thurs 21st 7.00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Michael Foley, Templeglantine (Rec Dec) (brother of Anne O’Keeffe, Kilmorna) and Mass on Sun 24th at 10.00am for Tim & Hannah Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna.   

 

EARLY MASS: Wed 20th at 7.30am an early morning Lenten Mass.

 

CRAFTS: Feale Crafters based in Abbeyfeale are holding a Craft Emporium in Saint Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 23 from 11am to 3pm.

 

DAFFODIL DAY LISTOWEL takes place on March 22nd. Here in Listowel our local Branch of The Irish Cancer society will be out in force as usual looking for public support. We would be most grateful if any of you would have surplus Daffodils in your garden to donate them to us. We would also welcome Volunteers for a 1-2 hour stint Many Thanks Noreen 087/1946936.

 

WHO WANT S TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE? The Listowel Arms Hotel Saturday 30th March at 8pm. Tickets €20 each or group ticket for €50. Ticket hotline:068-21994 Hosted by Scoil Réalta Na Maidine.

 

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

 

ST. JOHN OF GODS SHOW: SISTER taking place at 8 p.m. in Siamsa Tire Tralee on Tuesday and Wednesday 26th/27th March. Tickets 066 7123055.

 

CHURCH CONCERT MOYVANE – 21ST MAY

 

An Evening With Aonghus McAnally & Guests. We are delighted to welcome Aonghus McAnally and guests to Moyvane.  Aonghus will share the songs and stories that have been important in his life and career in entertainment. From his teenage years as lead guitarist in Celtic rock group Mushroom, to his television, radio and live performances as a singer, comedian, musician and broadcaster, we are in for an entertaining evening of favourites old and new which includes a nice tribute to the late Christy Hennessy.  All the songs in the show have personal stories attached to them from humorous to poignant                               

 

CEILI: The West Limerick Set Dancing Club are holding a set Céilí in the Devon Inn Hotel on Sunday, March 24th  at 4pm. Music by the Kingdom Céilí Band and all are welcome.

 

The annual Céilí in aid of Down Syndrome Limerick will be held at the Longcourt Hotel Newcastle West on Friday March 29 at 9.30pm. Con Herbert and Mountain Road will supply the music with the usual refreshments and raffle.

 

TALK: Fr. Peter McVerry’s talk in Abbeydorney Parish Church on Tuesday March 26th at 8pm. The evening is hosted by Naomh Bhréanainn Pastoral Area. Admission is free and all are welcome.

 

The Knockdown Vintage Club are holding their Vintage Day in Knockdown on Sunday, March 31

 

CONCERT in aid of Athea Lourdes Invalid Fund In St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Sunday, March 31st at 7pm. Tickets are available locally. The Concert will feature Emily Clarke (Limerick Mid-West Radio 102) plus Niamh Mulqueen & Friends, Donie & Maura, Mike Guinane, Margaret Carroll & group, Brid Stackpoole, Athea Church Choir, Domhnall de Barra & Friends, Fr. Tony Mullins, Dancers, Ciara Hunt, Eoin Sheehan & Maeve Donovan.

 

DUAGH SPORTS & LEISURE COMPLEX on Thursday 4th April 2019 for The Irish Country Music concert.  Doors open 7.30pm and concert starts at 8.30pm. Tickets from 087-2684540 or any committee member.

 

BINGO: Fundraising Bingo in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sat. 23rd March after 7pm mass.  All welcome.

 

GARDENING COURSE Names are currently being taken for a gardening course to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre in April. where participants will learn how to grow their own vegetables  and receive Fetac iLevel 3 certification in the process. Places limited, contact Bridie on 068 23584

 

TOASTMASTERS West Limerick meet at the Desmond Complex NCW on 20th March at 8pm. Details from  087 797 2855.

 

HOST: Student Hosts Needed: Have you ever thought about hosting an international student for a short or long period of time?  I can give you all the information and support you need to help you decide. Contact Denise on 0877431373

 

HELPING TO HEAL THE WOUNDED HEART:  A talk on Grief and Loss, hosted by Claire Forde, Bereavement Counsellor, will take place at The Rose Hotel, Tralee on Friday 29th March.  This is an opportunity to get to understand Grief and the Grief  journey.  What is it about? And why it is so important to process our Grief.  The talk will focus on areas of Grief including the 5 Stages, different types (including Pet Grief), coping mechanisms and it will also provide details of varioius support organisations that are available to us.  You are also invited to bring a photo of your deceased loved one/s (including pets) as the evening will conclude with a short memorial ceremony followed by a cuppa before going home. TIME: 07.30PM - 10.00PM. ADMISSION: €20.00 - €10.00 OAPs (payable at door on the night).

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of every church.

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE:  Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

 

MARCONI: On Tuesday the 19th of March Princess Elettra Giovanelli, daughter of Marconi and her son Prince Gugielmo Marconi will visit the former site of the Marconi Radio Station on the 100 year anniversary of the first spoken word from East to West from the Radio Station to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia Canada. In the afternoon they will unveil a commemorative plaque to this historic occasion in Ballybunion.

 

On March 19, 1919 Guglielmo Marconi made the first radio wireless voice transmission across the Atlantic. And he did it from Ballybunion. 100 years later, there is a commemoration of this historic event in the Irish College, Ballybunion. If you have ever used a radio, then you are enjoying the work of this man. Mark the date: March 19, time 9.30 - 1500

 

Events include presentations, demonstrations exhibitions , as well as the unveiling of a plaque to commemorate the event, by Prince Marconi (Guglielmo's grandson). The presence of the Marconi family is a great boon.

 

VIEW: Fáilte Ireland has unveiled 11 new viewing points along the Shannon Estuary Way – the first of a series of Wild Atlantic Way looped drives created to encourage visitors to explore other parts of the region and stay longer. Developed with an investment of €225,000.

 

The Irish Coast Guard rescue helicopter is expected to drop in for photos too!

 

LEXIO DIVINA:    It is hoped to have Lexio Divina after Friday’s 10am Mass Abbeyfeale. Traditionally, Lectio Divina has four separate steps: read; meditate; pray; contemplate. First a passage of scripture is read, and then its meaning is reflected upon. This is followed by prayer and contemplation on the Word of God.  Everyone welcome.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (066 7134276)Christian  Spiritual  Development  Course -The Beatitudes:  Fr.  Sean  Sheehy -Wednesdays -7.00pm to 8.30pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig -Tuesdays,  7.30pm to 9.00pm.

 

MEMORY DIFFICULTIES? Have you or someone you know been experiencing memory difficulties? The  HSE  Memory  Technology  Resource  Room (MTRR) in Baile Mhuire consists of various aids that may be able to help you with your memory problems.  For  further  information,  please telephone  Ciara  Breen  (Occupational  Therapist) on (086) 780 9989 for further information.

 

RATHKEALE & DISTRICT HISTORICAL SOCIETY will hold its final meeting of this season on Friday, March 22  at 8.30 pm. in the Community Arts Centre, New Line, Rathkeale.  Topic: “REVISITING THE LORE OF WEST LIMERICK”.  Speaker:  Maurice O’Keeffe, who travelled the highways and byways of West Limerick and other regions twenty years ago, meeting and talking to people on the way, which has resulted in thousands of hours of audio material being  compiled into oral history collections. All are welcome.  Admission Free.

 

PIONEER BALL. Saturday 6th April in the Anner Hotel , Thurles, Co. Tipperary. Commences with  the  Celebration  of  Mass  in  The  Pallotine Retreat Centre at 6.30pm. Dinner served at 8pm. Tickets €30. Enquiries to Willie Shanahan 086 066 9391 or siobhanenglishbarna@gmail.com, 087 285 2155 or sorchaol@gmail.com 086 364 2619.

 

HARNETT REUNION:  Preparations are now in full swing for the reunion in July. Many Harnetts are travelling from overseas, with bookings already secured from New Zealand, the U.S.A., Italy and the U.K.  We would love to include all Harnett families in West Limerick/North Kerry in this event. Please contact us on Facebook of by email : harnettreunion2019@gmail.com for information. All welcome.  Abbeyfeale will be decked out in the blue and gold Harnett colours for the festival. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide. The event is open to everybody, whether Harnett, Hartnett or other.   For our previous reunion in 2012 we published a magazine with the family stories and histories, along with photographs and articles of local interest. We would now like items for this year’s magazine. Do you have any photographs or stories that you would like included? It is important that all families are represented. So please, take a look in your attic or the chest under the bed and see if you have an item for publication and use the email address or Facebook to contact the committee. We will need the items in good time for publication and we are willing to photocopy documents and return the originals immediately.

 

 CONRADH NA GAEILGE/GAELIC LEAGUE; a branch has been re-established in Abbeyfeale.  Members welcome.  Further information Éamonn 086 3903244.

 

GLORÁCH NEWS: Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm

 

HAPPENING, HOPING: Lectio Divina at Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre each Tuesday during Lent at 7.30pm, starting March 19th. This is an opportunity to spend some time with God in his Word during this Season of Lent. It will be guided by Kerry Seminarian, Mark Moriarty. All are welcome.

 

FLEADH BY THE FEALE:  Celebrity concert this year by The Kilfenora Ceili Band.  Takes place May 2-6, concert Sunday, May 5.  Great interest this year in the Bones playing competition so all you aspiring world champions out there – get practicing.

 

FULL MOON on 21st March.

 

MASS IN MALAYALAM (Syro-Malabar Rite): will be celebrated  in  the  Church  of  the  Immaculate Conception, Rathass, on Sunday, April 14th at 2 pm.

 

MASS IN POLISH followed by Benediction every Friday during Lent at 7.00pm in the Church of the Immaculate Concep