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 Conception, Rathass.

 

RADIO MARIA:  Radio Maria Ireland is a Catholic Radio station broadcasting 24/7. Various programmes suited to youth and not so young listeners include daily Mass at 10am, daily Rosary prayed at 12.30pm and 5.30pm, Chat shows, Vocation stories, Catechesis and loads of Music. Tune in on your TV set at Saorview 210 (Just back from RTE1) or online at www.radiomaria.ie. or by phone on 01 4373277. Listeners can text a comment or request to 089 4672000.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  will take place 29th August to 3rd September. Total cost €785 for five nights.  Details from 064/7758219 or joskdp@eircom.net. 

 

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 the Church Abbeyfeale.

 

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.

 

DAY in CORK: St. Benedict's Priory, Cobh, Co. Cork.  Day of Recollection guided by the spirituality of the Servant of God, Mother Marie Adele Garnier. Sat 23rd Mar., 9am Mass and Adoration, 11am first talk, ends with tea at 3.30pm.  Lunch provided.  Contact Mother Prioress 0124811354.

 

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.

 

AWARENESS – A Path with a Heart...a workshop with Dr. Francis Valloor – Sat 23rd Mar.  (Registration from 9.30am, starting at 10am)  Venue: KDYS, Fairhill, Killarney.  Cost €25 or €20 for concession (OAP or unwaged). Bring own lunch or eat locally, tea/coffee supplied.  Prior Booking Essential c/o Ann Fagan 064 6632381(Killarney) or Sylvia Thompson 085 863 2623 (Tralee) or   sylviajms11@gmail.com  Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups (John Main Tradition).

 

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.

 

TRIP TO CONNEMARA:  On Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 7a.m. to visit the Connemara Greenway. Our first stop will be for breakfast in the Forge, Moycullen.   The Connemara Greenway is planned to run all the way from Galway to Clifden but our visit is to a 6km section which was only opened in 2018 (http://connemaragreenway.ie/about-2/). It is very scenic and includes wonderful lakeside stretches.  Our walk/cycle ends near Ballynahinch Castle which also has its own parkland and walks.  In the afternoon we will continue deeper into Connemara to the Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel for tea and scones with time to relax. A full four course dinner at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis will be provided en route home.  The cost for coach travel and the three food stops is €60 which is payable to Pat Condon, Upper Maiden Street, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.  (Tel: 06962344 from 5-6pm). As our previous excursion was oversubscribed we recommend early payment to guarantee your reservation. Beidh fáilte romhat!

 

IRISH LANGUAGE CLASSES:  Abbeyfeale branch of Conradh na Gaeilge kick started Adult Irish Speaking classes, last Wednesday, March 6. As a result of the large numbers signed up for the classes, the venue for the classes have moved to St Itas Hall, Convent St, tosnú 7:30pm to 8:30pm.  There will be 2 classes, a Bun rang (beginners) & an Ard rang (more advanced). The main aim of these classes are to promote and encourage Irish Speaking in the locality. Some places are still available, we encourage anyone with an interest on brushing up on “na cúpla focal” to attend. The classes will continue for 6 more weeks cost €30. Mar a deireann an sean fhocal “Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste”. For more information or to book your place contact Dónal on 068 31661 or email donalbox@icloud.com

 

ST Patrick http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/11554a.htm

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 12, 1942; Page: 2

 

LATE FATHER ML.  O’FLANAGAN

 

" Sceilg's" Reply to Brian O'Higgins.

 

To the Editor. A Chara,

 

I should have left entirely to the judgment of your readers the letter you have just published from Brian O hUiginn only that my oration at the graveside of Fr. Michael O'Flanagan four months ago is made the basis of strangely belated strictures on the memory of the patriot to whom Cathal Brugha referred from the chair at the Inauguration of Dail Eireann as the most loyal and the most earnest priest that ever lived in Ireland,—the suspended priest, he might have added as was indeed implied, who won the General Election of 1918 and so made possible the constitutional ratification of the Proclamation of Easter Week. My graveside oration, delivered at twenty-four hours' notice, was in your office next morning, published by you that week, and reprinted by you without alteration except the admitted addition of a necessary footnote, Brian thinks it appropriate to refer to It as "the pamphlet on the late Fr. O'Flanagan written by my friend Sceilg, and reviewed in your issue of November 28"—although the review, if such there were, has escaped my notice. Were Sceilg to write a "pamphlet" on Fr. O'Flanagan it would be a pamphlet showing at some thing like his full stature the gifted priest to whom the Pope presented a special gold medal in recognition of his brilliant Lenten and Advent sermons in Rome in 1912 and 1914; to Whom, while he and I were England's prisoners in Melbourne, the venerable Archbishop there sent vestments and a chalice to enable him to say Mass even in his captivity; to whose death-bedside the Papal Nuncio and other dignitaries of the Church paid daily visits, at whose obsequies we had such striking evidence of the place he had won in the people's hearts. In seeking out the passage which Jed Brian O hUiginn to state that I said "objections to Fr. O'Flanagan's anti-papal outbursts were made only by the 'envious' or by persons of 'defective understanding,' " I find I said, not that he indulged In anti-papal outbursts, which I neither believe nor admit, but that his eloquence on his second visit to the United States a whole generation ago aroused envy in high places, which I personally knew to be true. Later, the envy manifested itself nearer home, and was aggravated by the malice of a whispering gallery, as I and hundreds of others knew also to be only too true. Of course, it never entered my mind that Brian O hUiginn could regard the cap as fitting himself. How could I or anybody else even dream that Brian na Banban envied Fr. Michael O'Flanagan, I happened to have been a patient at St. Ann's Hydro, Blarney, when Brian O hUiginn and Fr. O'Flanagan came into conflict at the Sinn Fein Ard-Fheis a decade ago, and have no wish to contest Brian's claim to the distinction of being "the first to challenge openly in a Republican assembly Fr. O'Flanagan's harmful attacks": he is assured of the entire credit for his simultaneous protection of the Papacy and the Public Mind. That, I think, was about the time of Father O'Flanagan's first occupancy of the Presidency of Sinn Fein, of which he had been responsible and efficient Vice-President for many years. And he was re-elected twelve months later in spite of certain elements of opposition on the veiled plea that he had taken an official appointment. Subsequently, he and I were invited to participate in a Radio production of the inauguration of Dail Eireann. He Consented, and rendered himself liable to expulsion from the organisation, somewhat as has happened to notable personalities in kindred bodies. I declined. Had I agreed, and been expelled in consequence, I should not regard myself as the less a Republican on that account. Neither did Fr. O'Flanagan. He and I, although no longer active in Sinn Fein, attended important conferences of that body a short time before his death, and everyone knows how active and welcome he was some time previously on Dublin platforms demanding the release of Republican prisoners then fasting to the point of death. I must say it seems to me utterly unworthy of Brian O hUiginn to refer to the departed patriot as the "poor priest estranged for years from his priestly duties, wandering to and fro between Ireland and the United States like a lost soul, and attacking most wantonly on American platforms such faithful colleagues as Mary McSwiney and Austin Stack." As Austin and I returned from New York in 1922, Austin told me that Fr. O'Flanagan and he had a pretty sharp clash there while I was away to the Coast. Subsequently Miss McSwiney told me that she and Fr. O'Flanagan disagreed In New York  also. I was publicly and politically associated with him for a full quarter of a century,—more intimately during our world tour—and I never once found occasion to clash with him: on the contrary, I always found him conciliatory and tractable, earnest withal, simple and Joyous almost as a happy child. After the launching of Fianna Fail when rumours were rife that some of our people commendably exerted themselves to minimise the effect of the split thus created, it was said he did refer in America to Miss Mc-Swiney as fairy godmother of the new departure, and I know she indignantly resented the suggestion. I do not believe that the wanton attacks from American platforms to which Brian O h-Uiginn refers ever went beyond that, and my sources of information there have at no time been negligible, while I am, I hope, As solicitous as anybody else for the good name of our departed comrades. Such rumours are invariably magnified in the carrying; and I know well how hostile propaganda represented Father O'Flanagan and myself as pro-Communist in Australia, even at home. What actual proof has Brian O hUiginn that Fr. O'Flanagan wantonly attacked his colleagues when he was in America as Sinn Fein envoy after the launching of Fianna Fall? for that was the only occasion on which it could have happened. Fr. O'Flanagan spent two subsequent holidays in the United States while "estranged from his priestly duties," as has been said, but not in the character of "a lost soul." Meanwhile he had celebrated Requiem Mass at his father's obsequies in his native parish. Reaching San Francisco on the eve of a Church festival, he was asked by his host. Mgr. Rogers, who fully knew his position in Ireland, to celebrate High Mass in his pariah. Mgr. Rogers accompanied him back to Ireland; and as I happened to be amongst the first to meet them on their reaching Dublin, the distinguished Monsignor, Whose unfailing practice was 'to get all requisites for his Church and hospitable presbytery from Ireland, told me with joy how delighted he and his flock were to have Fr. O'Flanagan as celebrant of that High Mass. I need not labour that aspect of the matter. He soon spent a second, and last, holiday in the United States mainly, I think, in connection with the deepsea goggles he had invented and a device to mitigate sea-sickness in which also he was long interested. With him on the second holiday was a Basque priest who previously had endeared himself to numbers of people here on the occasion of the Eucharistic Congress, and was, in fact, specially entertained at Sinn Fein headquarters. Before setting out on their voyage, Fr. O'Flanagan, I think, took him to Maynooth. The visitor still shared the Basque eagerness to shake off the Spanish yoke, as we have been eager to regard England's difficulty as Ireland's opportunity. On account of the Communist complexion of the new Republican Government in Spain —though its inauguration was loudly welcomed by leaders of the Free State Government here—the whispering gallery In America branded the two visiting priests as Communists, whereas the real Communists were fighting or intriguing against General Franco. Fr. O'Flanagan had the courage to spend a further holiday in Spain—probably on the invitation of the Basque priest-—to see things there with his own eyes. How anxious he was to study the Catholic position there, on account of what we were told by priests no well-informed as Dr Peter Magennis and Fr. John Condon, I know personally since our own casual visit there twenty years ago. I must not let myself be tempted into a discussion of the political relations between the Papacy and Ireland. From the lapse into heresy of Henry VIII until the practical usurpation of the English throne by King William—practically a period of a century and a half—successive Popes exhorted and armed-Ireland to wage war for the Faith against England. Outside of that, the Papal policy has another aspect: from the exploitation of the Bull of Pope Adrian IV down to the Papal attitude towards the Plan of Campaign in the days of Archbishop Croke and Archbishop Walsh and the well-known fate of Mgr. Persico. From my knowledge of Papal history, I am only too conscious that it is not a subject for newspaper controversy by the uninformed or the half-Informed, and from my long intimacy with Father O'Flanagan, I feel fully satisfied —regardless of prejudiced statements to the contrary—that, on the whole, he endeavoured when dealing with the subject to handle it with becoming restraint, although his feelings cannot have been sweetened by the treatment of Dr. Michael O'Hickey whom he met a good deal in Rome, or the reported attitude of Dr. Cattaneo, Papal Representative, towards our mission in Australia.

 

 

 

As my estimate of the lovable priest whom it is such a lasting happiness to have had as friend remains Unaltered, may I repeat,—for the information of those who may not have the opportunity to read the oration here under discussion—the passage enshrining the ties which will keep his memory among my mind's choicest treasures:

 

 

 

I have shared his cabin in the great oceans of the world, and shared his ward and served his Mass in Britain's dungeons at Botany Bay and Melbourne. No one living has heard him speak so often in the great cities of America and Australia and elsewhere; and I can solemnly say here at his open grave that I never heard one word fall from his lips that was not worthy of an Irish patriot priest.

 

 

 

Brian O hUiginn I feel sure will be among the first to realise that it is due to the memory of him whose lips are sealed forever to state

 

1. Why he was first censured instead of being upheld as the young priests of Limerick were?

 

2. Why he was first suspended, and why the suspension was removed?

 

3. Why he was again suspended; and when, why, and by whom the suspension was removed? Candid answers to these questions will remove whatever prejudice may yet remain against the outstanding priest who, with good warrant, held his head high while he freely gave his all for Mother Ireland and human liberty. Whether answered or not. I believe his constancy will bear fruit, and that it will be long again before an Irish priest, young or old, is so inconsiderately treated.

 

J. J. O'KELLY.

 

 

 

A CORRECTION. To THE EDITOR.

 

Sir,—An error in my letter in last week’s Kerryman, while obvious to some, must have mystified  many of your readers “ few who were present understood the motive," should have read “ few who  were present misunderstood the motive"—a totally different thing

 

 Your kindness in publishing this correction will be appreciated. Brian O hUiginn

 

 

 

 

 

Sceilig's Graveside Oration. This moving oration has just been published in pamphlet form at two pence (postage 1d. extra), all profits arising from its sale to go to the funds of the National Aid Auxiliary Committee, 74, Dame Street, Dublin, The pamphlet makes a very appropriate Christmas Souvenir to send friends. Copies may be obtained from above or from The Kerryman, Ltd., Tralee.

 

 

 

 

 

Advice for Parents: Let Siblings Work It Out

 

by Dr. Ray Guarendi

 

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2019 March 13 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

LENT: Monday 11th Mass 7.30pm in Moyvane.  Church will remain open after Mass until 10pm – 

 

Tuesday 12th, Eucharistic Adoration in Knockanure Church 10am to 5pm.  Wednesday 13th Lenten early morning Mass 7.30am especially for workers and students in secondary school.  All welcome. Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane Church 10am to 7pm.  Thursday 14th Knockanure Church 7pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm.Friday 15th Moyvane Church 7pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw. Micky Harte will give the Witness for March, prayer meeting will take place on the Third Tuesday (March 19th)  at 7.30pm.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €3400 jackpot on Friday 8th March. Numbers drawn were 3, 17, 18, 20. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Anne Dillon, c/o Ploughman, Abbey; 2. Noel O’Shea, Newcastlewest; 3. James Shanahan, Kilbaha, Moyvane

 

4. Michael Flaherty, 12, Woodgrove, and 5. David Harley, c/o John Barry. Next drawn on Friday 15th March with jackpot up to €3500. If any patrons wish to avail of Knockanure GAA Football Club Membership of €20 please pass monies and details onto Club officers before March 31st.

 

KNOCKANURE PARENTS ASSOCATION: would like to thank everyone for attending the relaxed kids information evening. A special thanks to Eirgrid for the sponsorship. 

 

ICA: Following tradition the ICA will sell daffodils after mass on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th March (Moyvane/Knockanure) in support of the Cancer Society.  We will also sell teas/treats at the Bingo on Thursday night 21st March. Your continued generosity and support is always appreciated!

 

DEATH has taken place of Patsy Kennelly, Knopogue, Ballyduff, and formerly of Kilgarvan, Ballylongford on 2nd  March, 2019. His ancestors are buried in Murhur Churchyard.

 

DEATH has occurred of Elizabeth Flaherty (née Cusack), Derry, Listowel, on 04/03/2019, Predeceased by her husband Timmy and granddaughter Yvonne. Survived by her daughters Helen, Mary, Geraldine, Brenda and Ann-Marie, sons Tim, Tom and Mike, grandchildren, sisters Maureen and Bridie, sons in law, daughters in law, brother in law, sisters in law, nephews, and nieces.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary O’Keeffe, Ann O’Sullivan, Tess Stack, Margaret Flynn, Bishop Casey, Mary Ann Collins, Paula Kavanagh, Kitty Fitzgerald, Paddy Moore, Bernie O’Connor, Nora Scanlon, Michael Keane. Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Pat Joe Barry, Mary B. O’Connell, Mass Moyvane: Mon 11th  at  7.30pm for Margaret Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy; Wed  13th at 7.30am Lenten Mass – Kathleen Kennedy, Asdee; Sat 16th at 7.30pm VIGIL FOR ST. PATRICK’S DAY (Shamrock will be blessed and distributed after Mass) for Catherine Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, & deceased of Sheahan & Culhane families, and Mass on Sun 17th at 11.00am ST. PATIRCK’S DAY  for Deceased Clergy who served in this Parish

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY Mass Sun 17th at 10.00am in Knockanure for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty, Gleanlappa.

 

Mass Moyvane on Tues 12th at   10.00am for Special Intention – sick (operation),

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOC:  AGM in The Marian Hall on Monday March 11th at 9pm.  New members welcome. It is an ideal opportunity to witness first hand all that the Development Association do to enhance our area.

 

  DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses on  weekend 16th / 17th in aid of Emigrant Services

 

VINTAGE: Knockdown Vintage Club, Charity Vintage Run will take place on Sunday 31st March 2019 at 1pm, light refreshments will be served. Music by Deel Dinger from 4 – 6pm.

 

 NUTRITION TALK:  with Rebecca Steele, on Nutrition for parents of babies, toddlers, and preschool children, to take place in Abbeyfeale Library on Tuesday, March 19, from 11.45am to 12.30pm.  To book a place, please call Mary, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 9382883.

 

FASHION SHOW; Spring /Summer Fashion Show - Community Hall Glin – Wednesday, March 13 - Prosecco & Glin slim (alcoholic free cocktail) with food tastings - Doors open & Reception @ 7pm. Show 8pm.  Door prize, spot prizes. Best Dressed Lady.  Tickets available from school 068 35344 or Maura 087 7539926.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Preparations are continuing for the annual Abbeyfeale St Patrick’s Day Parade. The parade will start from Mountmahon at 4pm and proceed down Main Street and past the reviewing stand in The Square.

 

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

 

TOASTMASTERS: It will be a St Patrick's Day them when Listowel Toastmasters have their next meeting on Thursday March 14th at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Plenty of conversation and laughs guaranteed. All welcome!

 

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT TEA DANCE On Sunday 24th March in Listowel Arms Hotel 3-6pm. Music & dancing, refreshments served. All welcome.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE A speech and language talk aimed at parents of children aged 18 months. The programme will cover a variety of areas including; basic language strategies; stimulation ideas; how to cope with children struggling with language difficulties and how to learn preventative measures A speech and language therapist will also be in attendance on the day to answer any questions that parents in attendance may have.  The talk takes place on Monday. March 11 at 10.30am. Further details available from Toni Clarke on (068 23584).

 

LISTOWEL CHURCH: STATIONS OF THE CROSS:  a short presentation will take place on Friday morning  after the 10.30 a.m. Mass..

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY: is Sunday next - our National Feast Day. It is a Holy Day of Obligation. Masses are. Vigil Mass on Saturday evening at 6.15 p.m. and on Sunday at 9.00 a.m. & 11.00am. There will be a flavour of Gaeilge and our Irish culture at all our masses with the Parish Folk Group and the Parish Choir. Thanks to our local Coiste Glór na nGael and our Liturgy Group for their help with the liturgy of the masses.

 

LENTEN TRÓCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the church.

 

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.

 

CHURCH CONCERT 21ST MAY 2019 in Moyvane.

 

DIOCESE OF KERRY LENTEN PROGRAMME 2019.The North Kerry & Listowel Pastoral Area are hosting Finding God in time of trouble with Olive Foley, (widow of Munster coach Anthony 'Axel' Foley) was one of speakers at speakers at the world meeting of Families last year & Fr. Donal O’Connor one of our own diocesan priests who is Chaplain, Inst. Of Technology, Tralee.  Monday 25th March at 8pm. Adm free.

 

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.

 

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.

 

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL: is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th. Please support ticket sellers over the coming days.

 

MURHUR N.S: clothing collection on Thursday April 11th. Items accepted include clothes, shoes, handbags,   belts, bed linen. Not accepting duvets or pillows. Drop bags of items to school during school open hours

 

WORK: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is taking requests for Spring work.  We provide a low-cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. For more information or to place an application over the phone please call 068 23429.

 

TABLET: Amazon tablet with green cover found Saturday evening on side of road at Bill Costellos cross. Please contact Glin Community News Facebook page if yours.

 

JOB: Temporary Lifeguards wanted:  for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019.  Contact Limerick County Council.

 

Vintage Day Knockdown 31st March 2019.

 

RUN: Knight’s Run Glin on 16th March at 10am.

 

LENT: The diocese has created 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’ offers families a way to gather each week using one of two proposed prayer activities. Pick them up at the back of the church or find them on www.dioceseofkerry.ie

 

ST JOHN’S: Wed 13th- THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE

 

Centre Stage Theatre Co. Belfast present a new play by Merlin Howard (grandson of Wilde) and John O’ Connor based on transcripts of Wilde’s court appearances.

 

 Thurs 14th & 19th - 21st- SEUSSICAL-HORTON HEARS A WHO

 

Theatrix Stage School end of term performances, directed by Jo Jordan.

 

 Fri 15th, CROSSING- A new play by Russell Kennedy. In the aftermath of a car crash, things are getting on top of Harriet and to make matters worse she has just been referred to a shrink. Presented by Crowd of Two Theatre Co., UK. More from 068 22566.

 

 IRISH SPEAKING CLASSES:  Abbeyfeale branch of Conradh na Gaeilge are starting Adult Irish Speaking classes, Wednesday evenings,  tosnú 7:30pm at Leens Hotel. For more information or to book your place contact Dónal on 068 31661 or email donalbox@icloud.com

 

HEALING WEEKEND: A Weekend of Praise Worship and Healing in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork  on Saturday and Sunday March 9th and 10th 2019. Holy Mass and Confessions on both days. Speakers include Maria Vadia Florida, Fr. John Keane Macroom, Fr. Tony Emeka Nigeria, Canon Michael Fitzgerald Mitchelstown. Mir Music Ministry. Commencing 9.am both days. Admission is free. Enquires to 087 2405568.

 

AWARENESS – A PATH WITH A HEART ...a workshop with Dr. Francis Valloor Saturday 23 March 2019 Venue: KDYS, Fairhill, Killarney Registration from 9.30am to start at 10am sharp

 

Cost €25 or €20 for concession (OAP or unwaged). Bring own lunch or eat locally, tea/coffee supplied.Pre Booking essential c/o Ann Fagan 064 6632381 (Killarney) or Sylvia Thompson 085 863 2623 (Tralee) or sylviajms11@gmail.com Organised by the Kerry Christian Meditation Groups (John Main Tradition).

 

TRIP TO CONNEMARA:  On Bank Holiday Monday, May 6, a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 7a.m. to visit the Connemara Greenway. Our first stop will be for breakfast in the Forge, Moycullen.   The Connemara Greenway is planned to run all the way from Galway to Clifden but our visit is to a 6km section which was only opened in 2018 (http://connemaragreenway.ie/about-2/). It is very scenic and includes wonderful lakeside stretches.  Our walk/cycle ends near Ballynahinch Castle which also has its own parkland and walks.  In the afternoon we will continue deeper into Connemara to the Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel for tea and scones with time to relax. A full four course dinner at the Old Ground Hotel in Ennis will be provided en route home.  The cost for coach travel and the three food stops is €60 which is payable to Pat Condon, Upper Maiden Street, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.  (Tel: 06962344 from 5-6pm

 

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ 2019:  From June 23rd to June 30th.  Departure is from Dublin airport.  Contact Tomás Kenny on 086/3683778 tomaskenny@dioceseofkerry.  

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th – 17th May.  Led by Fr. Noel Spring, Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066 7131328.                                                                               

 

COUNTRY MUSIC CONCERT:  All roads lead to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thursday, April 4 for The Irish Country Music Concert presented by Mike Gardner of Country Corner - Clare FM.  A fantastic line up comprises The Ryan Turner Band, Louise Morrissey, Gerry Guthrie, Cathy Durkin, John Hogan, Michael Collins. Doors open 7.30pm and Concert starts @8.30pm. Tickets available from 087-2684540 or any committee member. Lots of Spot prizes, full bar facilities as well as Tea/Coffee.

 

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.

 

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

 

FASTING: The health benefits of fasting from food have gotten a lot of attention in the last several years. What’s often forgotten in these discussions, however, is that fasting has been practiced for thousands of years not only for the sake of the body, but for the spirit as well.

 

https://www.artofmanliness.com/articles/spiritual-discipline-of-fasting/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheArtOfManliness+%28The+Art+of+Manliness%29&mc_cid=520822c175&mc_eid=83acb42668

 

 

 

REFLECTION: The Paulist Community is a society of apostolic life in the Roman Catholic Church. Founded in 1858 by New Yorker Isaac Hecker, the Paulists serve as ordained missionaries to North America. Their instinctive orientation is reaching out-particularly to those without faith or on the edge of faith, and to other believers.

 

http://www.tomryancsp.org/?mc_cid=520822c175&mc_eid=83acb42668

 

 

 

 

 

Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, October 10, 1936; Page: 11

 

CAUSE OF IRISH MARTYRS WHO DIED FOR THE FAITH

 

Limerick Archbishops And Bishops Included STORY OF HORRIBLE TORTURES AND BUTCHERIES

 

How Terence Albert O'Brien Was Strangled. THE CASE OF BARON JOHN DE BURG

 

(By John M Hill )

 

 

 

Before me is a volume in parchment of 820 folio pages in the Latin tongue, which was given to me in Rome, on the Cause of the Irish Martyrs who died for their Catholic Faith from the reign of Henry VIII., King of England, from 1538 down to the reign of Queen Anne, which ended by her death in 1714. The volume treats on the evidence given in each case of the death of Archbishops, Bishop's, secular priests, regular priests and lay brothers of ten Orders; ladies and gentlemen of the old Irish nobility, and men and women of the masses. They numbered in all 412. The Latin volume is of deep interest to all Catholics, especially those of Irish birth or of Irish blood born abroad. It is under the investigation Of the Cardinals and other legal experts attached to the Sacred Congregation of Rites, one of the departments of the Church universal through which the Sovereign Pontiff rules in spiritual affairs all Christendom. If the Sacred Congregation proves that all those Irish men and women suffered death for their Faith they will be canonised—raised to the supreme honours of the altars—by the Vicar of Christ in St. Peter's on the tomb of the Galilean Fisherman.

 

SIX ARCHBISHOPS AND ELEVEN BISHOPS

 

 

 

The number of Archbishops proposed for canonisation is six . i.e.—Dermot O'Hurley, Archbishop of Cashel; Edmund MacGaurin, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland; Peter Talbot, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland; Malachy O'Queely, Archbishop of Tuam; and Richard Creagh, Arch-Bishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, The number of Bishops is eleven, i.e.—Hugo de Lacy, Bishop of Limerick; Edmund Tanner, Bishop of Cork; Redmund Gallagher, Bishop of Derry; Maurice O'Brien. Bishop of Emly; Eugene MacEgan, Bishop of Ross; Edmund Dungan, Bishop of Down; Heber McMahon, Bishop of Clogher; Patrick O'Healy. Bishop of Mayo; a Franciscan; William Walsh, Bishop of Meath, a Cistercian; Cornelius O'Devaney, Bishop of Down and Connor; and Terence Albert O'Brien, Bishop of Emly, a Dominican. And there are four lesser digntaries in the Cause, i.e., Thomas Moran, Dean of Cork; Thomas Courcey, Vicar General of Kinsale; George Power, Vicar General of Ossory, and John Walsh Vicar General of Dublin.

 

 

 

The secular, clergy killed numbers 38. Of the religious Orders the Cistercians head the list with 103 put to death. The Dominicans come next with 32 massacred in the monastery in Londonderry, plus Father MacFefge, O.P., 24 of His brethren massacred in their monastery at Coleraine, plus 42 killed at other places. The Franciscans had 82  killed, the Jesuits 5, the Augustinians 10. the Carmelites, 3, and the Trinitarians 2. The ladies and gentlemen of the old Irish nobility, and the men and women of the masses number 74 killed for their Faith. Many of these ecclesiastics and lay persons were put to death under peculiarly atrocious and horrible circumstances.

 

 

 

2019 March 6 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 RAMBLING House on the 7th March 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 11th March.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome, If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

SMOKE ALARMS:  available from Knockanure Community Centre free of charge. 

 

PARENTS ASSOCIATION SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST:  Information evening for parents/carers.  Tuesday 5th of March at 8pm in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure.  Organised by the Parents Association.

 

CONCERT; Lip Along to the Song in Aid of Aras Mhuire Nursing Home. MC Brendan Fuller from Radio Kerry, Local & national celebrities, at Listowel Community Centre, March 9th, doors open at 7pm.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  A speech and language talk aimed at parents of children aged 18 months and above will take place on Monday March 11 at 10.30am. Contact Toni Clarke, call  23584.

 

DEATH has taken place of Joe Mackessy, Finchley, North London, and Tarmons, Tarbert, on February 16th 2019. Joe is predeceased by his wife Mary and is survived by his sons Joe and Daniel, daughters Caroline, Janet and Helen, brothers Con, Jim and Tom, sisters Elizabeth (Lila), Mamie, Helen, Noreen (USA) and Kitty (Birmingham). Requiem Mass for Joe at St. Mary's Church, Tarbert on March 4th at 11am followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche, Mary O’Hanlon, Bridie Flaherty, Anna O’Reilly, Bobby Buckley, Dan Enright, Bill Casey, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O’Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom Brendan O’Connell, Margaret Wallace, Alice Barrett, Tommy Buckley, Jimmy Windle, Nora Daly, Kitty Normoy, Betty Goulding, Peg Hodsoll, Margaret Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Anna Flaherty, Fr. Stephen Kennelly, Mass Moyvane: Mon 4th at 7.30pm for Catherine O’Connor, Glin; Thurs  7th  at 7.30pm for Peggy Wallace, Aughrim & deceased of the Wallace & Staunton families; Fri 8th  at 7.30pm for Ann Flahavan, Moyvane North; Sat 9th at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, The Village (1st Anni), and Mass on Sun         10th  at 11.00am for Con & Bridie O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen. Mass Knockanure: Tues 5th at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Cronin family, Knockanure Village, and Mass Sun 10th at 10.00am for Margaret Flynn, Knockanure.

 

MASS Moyvane; Tues 5th at 10.00am, Special Intention; Wed  6th  at 7.30am for ASH WEDNESDAY – Day of fast & abstinence mass at 7.30pm Parishioners. Knockanure Mass on Wed  6th at 10.00am ASH WEDNESDAY – Day of fast & abstinence.

 

GAA KNOCKANURE: There was no winner of the €3300 Lotto Jackpot on Friday 2nd March. Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 12, and 19. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Gerry Harrison, Aughrim, Moyvane; 2. Billy White c/o John Barry; 3. Leonie Hannafin, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Lily Moore, Tralee, and 5. Cornelius Moloney, Knockmeale, Abbey. Next draw on Friday 8th March with jackpot €3400

 

Knockanure GAA held their AGM recently. At this AGM the Chairman in his address to the group expressed how eagerly awaited works on the field has started where Finances were now available for draw down for this new project. With a significant amount of work to be done it remains the hope of the club to have football played on the pitch in either August or September. The GAA Lotto has been going very well and steady. With that on the agenda the Club wished the winners of the recent €10,500 jackpot, Eileen & Paudie Hanrahan, the best of luck with their winnings. He went on to mention how Alex the club treasurer produced a very detailed and comprehensive financial report which outlined that the club were in a comfortable position before the commencement of works on field along with planned walkway around field all yet to be paid for. He went on to highlight how with this huge amount of work planned in the coming weeks and months it will involve everyone putting their “shoulder to the wheel” in order to successfully complete this project. Alex the club treasurer wished to thank all those who helped raise those funds and most of all to those who contributed to them.

 

 

 

Knockanure GAA Club Officers Elected were as follows: President: Jackie McMahon

 

Vice Presidents: Fr. Kevin McNamara, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan, Fr. Tom McMahon.

 

Chairman: Kevin Stack; Vice Chairman John Looney; Secretary Willie Joe Leahy;

 

Assistant Secretary Kathy Finucane; Treasurer Alex McMahon; PRO, Willie Joe Leahy;

 

Youth Officer Billy Lynch; Delegate to County Board, Paudie Flavin; Delegates to North Kerry Board, Fr. Tom McMahon, Paudie Flavin. Team Manager: Dan Stack - who will announce his Selectors and Team Captain at a later time.  Wishing all this new team a very prosperous year ahead.

 

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOC: AGM in the Marian Hall on Mon night March 11th at 9pm. All welcome.

 

OPEN DAY: North College of Further Education in Listowel open day March 6th 1pm to 7pm.

 

FESTIVAL: Killarney Mountain Festival March 8th to 10th. Bardic festival in Lisselton runs from 21st to  24th of March.

 

SONGS and Poems lecture by Anne Kearney will be held at Ardfert on March 7th.

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry.  Info at 23429.

 

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

 

PADRE PIO FILM – “We’ll rise at dawn” (FREE EVENT).This is a beautiful story of two boys who decide to write a book about Padre Pio – one of the great saints of our time. The simplicity of the story, filled with emotion, make this a truly beautiful film. Tralee Omniplex, DATE: Monday, 4th March. TIME: 8.00 PM.

 

LENT: Listowel Pastoral Area Gathering at St. John’s The Square, Listowel –Finding God in a time of trouble –with Olive Foley & Fr. Donal O’Connor –Monday, March 25that 8.00 p.m

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB CONCERT:  Saturday, March 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse at 8pm.  Ella Marie O’Dywer, Nora Butler, Philip Enright, Daisy Kearney, Frances Kennedy, Kileedy Comhaltas, Templeglantine Junior Plearacha Group and many more.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Adam O’Sullivan a pupil of Colaiste Ide, Abbeyfeale who won top award in the Book of Kells Creative Art Competition organised by Trinity College.

 

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 7.45pm. for an hour  in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. New members welcome.

 

POKER CLASSIC – in Carmody’s Bar Tarbert on Sat. 9th March at 8.30pm. This is a fundraiser for the Church. Monster raffle on the night.

 

CONTAINER GARDENING CLASS: This 6 week is perfect to learn how to grow your own flowers, vegetables and Herbs in containers. Get tips on the right soil, colour combinations and plants for sun and shade.  Starting: Monday, March 11 from 1pm – 3pm in the Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale. Call 06831198 for more information.

 

EVENINGS OF REFLECTION:  This year during Lent the Unit of Parishes (Abbeyfeale, Athea, Tournafulla/Mountcollins, Templeglantine) have organised two evenings of reflection to be held in Templeglantine on Thursday, March 7 and Thursday, March 14.  We are privileged to have a woman who has made a remarkable journey in terms of Geography and Faith. She started life in South Africa as a Reformed Presbyterian “with a Baptist mother” and lead by the providence of God, human curiosity and a deep desire to be faithful, she came to work and live in Ireland, and then, followed three of her family into the Catholic Church.  Dr Jessie Rogers lectures in Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

 

LENTEN Talk “Resting the Mind and Renewing the Heart” (Martina Lehane Sheehan) will take place in The River Island Hotel, Castleisland on Thurs. March 14th from7.30 –9pm.

 

MEETING: Alcoholics Anonymous Open Public Meeting in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Ash Wednesday, 6th March at 8.30pm.  All are welcome.  (Al-Anon Participation).

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT GLÓRACH:  On Friday, March 8 we will be celebrating International Women's Day at the Glórach Theatre with a concert from the group Cúisle that comprises Susan Browne, Dan Sheahan, Catherine Horgan and Kevin McCarthy.  A themed night, entitled ‘Iconic Songs, Iconic Women’, it will be a fantastic acoustic celebration of International Women’s Day with a wide ranging set of all time favourites such as Cyndi Lauper, Mary Black, The Cranberries, Barbra Streisand to name but a few, book at 0871383940.

 

TRAUMA , ADDICTION RECOVERY AND THE FAMILY  -  a one hour discussion with Ken Egan and Eileen Foley both Addiction Counsellors,  in the Tarbert Community Centre  on Saturday March 9th at 7pm. Everybody welcome. Refreshments before and after. This is part of the on-going Thomas Lyndon discussion  series on Wellness and Wellbeing.

 

HEALING Weekend: A Weekend of Praise, Worship and Healing in the Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork  on Sat & Sun. Mar 9th & 10th. Holy Mass and Confessions on both days. Speakers include Maria Vadia Florida, Fr. John Keane Macroom, Fr. Tony Emeka Nigeria, Canon Michael Fitzgerald Mitchelstown. Mir Music Ministry. Commencing 9.am both days. Admission is free. Enquiries to 087 2405568, 086 1602201.

 

COLAISTE IDE DINGLE: open day March 9th from 1 to 4 p.m.  066 9151211

 

LIBRARY: Glucksman Library in UL, with seating in various rooms for 2200 students and equipped with all the technology that students need.

 

LARGE Road construction work is now taking place between Kilbaha and Gortdromasillihy, in times past great numbers of men would be involved, now a road fit for a main road can be constructed by two diggers, a dumper and several Lorries drawing high quality stone.

 

IRISH SPEAKING CLASSES:  Abbeyfeale branch of Conradh na Gaeilge are starting Adult Irish Speaking classes, commencing on Wednesday, March 6, tosnú 7:30pm at Leens Hotel. The main aim of these classes is to promote and encourage Irish Speaking in the locality from a very basic level to more advanced. We encourage anyone with an interest on brushing up on “na cúpla focal” to attend. The classes will run cost €30 for 6 weeks. Mar a deireann an sean fhocal “Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste”. For more information or to book your place contact Dónal on 068 31661 or email donalbox@icloud.com

 

VINTAGE: The Knockdown Vintage Club are preparing for the Vintage Day in Knockdown on March 31st.

 

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.

 

JOIN the Central Catholic Library Association. We want to turn the Library into a major hub for Catholics to meet and exchange ideas about spreading the Faith. 2022 marks Centenary of the Central Catholic Library at Merrion Square, Dublin 2. Please share this message. See www.catholiclibrary.ie

 

TROCAIRE Boxes are in all churches now.

 

THOUGHT: “In so much as love grows in you, so in you beauty grows. For love is the beauty of the soul” St Augustine.

 

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE: AGM on the Wednesday 13th March at 7pm at the Listowel Community Centre.

 

SEEKING GOD THE CISTERCIAN WAY: Cistercian nuns seek God and follow Christ in a life of prayer and  work,  solitude  and  simplicity,  in  a  stable, loving community. Next vocations weekend 15th—17thMarch, St. Mary’s Abby, Glencairn. Contact Sr. Sarah at vocations@glencairnabbey.org.

 

ST JOHN’S: Tues 5th- COLD WAR –  Film Club- A new film by Pawel Pawlikowski which follows the passionate romance between musician Wiktor and a beautiful young woman Zula who meet in post-war Poland. In association with Access Cinema.

 

 Thurs 7th- THE DIVINE ORDER- A film by Petra Volpe and a 2018 Oscar contender. Nora wants to work but she needs her husband‘s permission so she decides to fight such an outmoded notion and demand the vote for women which only came about in her native Switzerland in 1971. An International Women’s Day screening in association with Access Cinema.

 

 Wed 13th- THE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE- Centre Stage Theatre Co. Belfast present a new play by Merlin Howard (grandson of Wilde) and John O’ Connor based on transcripts of Wilde’s court appearances.

 

 Thurs 14th & 19th - 21st- SEUSSICAL-HORTON HEARS A WHO- Theatrix Stage School end of term performances, directed by Jo Jordan. More from 068 22566.

 

GLIN CASTLE HOSTS THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm.  Adults €6 Kids free (U’12) 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.  Food and refreshment stalls.  Free plant, creche and porter service available. Glin Castle tours available.  Free car parking.

 

ATHEA FIRST RESPONDERS; 10 Years of Athea Community First Responders

 

By Rodge Byrne

 

It all started in 2007, when Dr Kieran Murphy, Athea Community GP, and I met up at the annual conference, known as www.Resus.ie.  Kieran and I spent some time discussing how a Community First Responder (CFR) system would work in and around the parish of Athea.  and attended a meeting in HSE South Ambulance services in Cork to get the process started.

 

How it developed

 

I was then a member of staff in the Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training team at Kerry General Hospital. I arranged for a CPR training colleague to kick us off, with the Irish Heart Foundation (IHF), Heart Saver CPR AED programme, in Con Colbert Hall in April 2008.

 

 

 

We cast our net across the community to see who would like to get involved in such an important service and excitingly, there was no shortage of interest. People came forward from the Fishing Club, Gun Club, Credit Union, GAA, Motorcycle Road Races Association, along with local pub staff, nurses, Irish Red Cross personnel and farmers – it was a mix of everyone from the community. In a village where the nearest ambulance is sometimes more than 30-45 minutes away, it was (is) about taking care of our own.

 

 

 

Raising money locally from donations and Church gate collections for training, equipment and resupply, the Athea Community First Responders (CFRs) was launched. Personnel across 2008-2010 had nationally recognised IHF training. We arranged to be contacted by the ambulance personnel if they were coming to our “patch” and hence a CFR would be first on scene, knowing what actions were most appropriate and equipment needed.

 

 

 

By 2010 we had developed key personnel to become instructors, just as the emergence of the Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council (Phecc) for Ireland became active. This organisation is the sole “Legal authority”, for all Pre-Hospital Care practitioners-providers and sets out 6 National Standards of competency. All of Athea CFRs progressed through such training, to increase their capability of dealing with a wider set of emergency care needs. With this new “Cardiac First Responder” qualification (CFR) personnel had expanded their competence and confidence.

 

 

 

Additionally, Athea CFRs had a joint endeavour with Kerry Civil Defence EMS team to train a number of personnel to qualify as Occupational First Aid (OFA) now known as First Aid Responder (FAR). In concert with this training Dr Murphy has provided a range of enhanced training sessions across the years on key topics and practices.

 

 

 

Why they become CFRs

 

 

 

My observation of CFRs, is that they, are motivated people willing to provide a “skilled helper” to others living in a community “where everybody knows everybody” and makes it a more personal service. Consequently, a family do not need to experience “helplessness” at this important time.

 

 

 

The importance of swift and speedy action in emergency care is critically important to ensure the best outcomes for residents, and thereby the parish is split into zones, with a number of responders in each zone.

 

What the CFR service provides

 

CFRs provide an on-call service to within the community for emergency care needs from 6pm to 8am Monday to Friday and from 6pm Friday to 8am Monday, 365 days a year (Yep 2017 a call on Christmas day too @14.22). The CFR phone holder acts as coordinator when they receive a call, they forward details to all CFRs of the nature and location of an incident.

 

 

 

Subsequently a group of responders will go to the scene to assess and carryout appropriate actions. Members of the team will have picked up the defibrillator and oxygen-breathing equipment from its position in the Defibrillator phone box outside Griffin’s Butchers in Main Street, Athea.

 

 

 

On that note Athea Tidy-towns vision for the “Telefon” box was an inspired choice to locate the defibrillator essentials from 2018 onwards and reaffirms our great working partnerships. Additionally 2018 saw the arrival of a second defibrillator awarded to us. We are surrounded by them / Athea GAA + Vales Football Club / and as of Jan 2019 Con Colbert hall (inside).     

 

 

 

During 2008-2010 there were seven call-outs and several of those were heart attack-type events. In one instance, an individual received a stent in less than three hours. So these are critical responses and show the significance of incidents CFRs attend.

 

 

 

In 2012 on the last occasion of Road Races, and 6 minutes before the “official road closure order” came into force, CFRs had to travel up the circuit from the bridge to Knockfinisk to a person requiring assistance.  In the same year Athea CFRs featured in the Irish Times: If you have access to on-line then search this statement, “Could this be the safest village in Ireland” it will take you to that article, along with a feature on TG4.

 

 

 

In 2014 a very demanding call involving multiple agencies that included CFRs first, followed by Shannon Doc presence, and Ambulance along with Gardaí to prepare for landing of the Irish Army Air corps, Rescue 112, air-medical evacuation helicopter.

 

 

 

In 2016 the whole CFR team underwent mandatory re-certification training that takes place every two years. Additionally we were approached by the NAS – Community Engagement

 

 

 

Officer for Limerick, requesting us to be re-registered as NAS 112-999 CFRs. Across the next 12 months we passed through the appropriate steps and hurdles e.g. evidence of training records = Phecc registrations / car insurance data / uniform requirements / equipment lists, and were incorporated into the 999 dispatch system.

 

 

 

Across the same period 2016-2017 the Athea CFR committee agreed that we should become a registered charity. Under the stewardship of Mary Sheahan Athea CFR Secretary it became a reality in early 2018. As you may know its takes a lot of background work to get registered and sets us apart from other groups that do not have such scrutiny applied to “what we do and how we keep our books”.

 

 

 

Athea CFR team members are trained to the Phecc.ie CFR Level 1 for First Responders, some members with OFA – FAR, along with other professional registered practitioners and instructors. Every two years CFR teams are required to undergo recertification training in addition to their attendance in the 1 hour training- testing session carried out every 90 days.

 

 

 

Looking ahead 

 

 

 

Across the years the demand for NAS – CFR services has been continuously expanding with regular monitoring to ensure that the Irish system meets International protocols. To that end since 2012 the expectation is that, following receipt of a 112–999 call to NAS, CFRs are required to be at the “scene” within 7 Minutes 59 seconds. I am pleased to advise that Athea has consistently met that target. All responses we’ve had in the village and across the Parish in the 10 years of existence have been between three and five minutes. You’re in good hands!

 

 

 

As 2018 draws to an end and 2019 kicks off, I want to update “our community” on where we are and where we are going. Earlier this year we were re-registered and went live with NAS 112-999 service. Since that time we are providing CFR services to a wider area, therefore increasing the frequency of calls.

 

 

 

If you are concerned about a person in your home showing signs of any of the following:

 

 

 

Heart attack signs – Chest pain and short of breath

 

 

 

Stroke signs – Face weakness – Arm weakness or Slurred Speech

 

 

 

Choking – where the person cannot cough or make a sound – cannot breath

 

 

 

Unconscious or Unresponsive – doesn’t wake or move on their own or when you touch them

 

 

 

Cardiac arrest – Heart stopped – poor colour or changing colour not breathing

 

 

 

Call 112 or 999 and a group of Athea Community Responders will be dispatched to your Eircode – Home address, with all the necessary equipment prior to an Ambulance arriving.

 

 

 

For all other calls Dr Murphy’s surgery or Shannon Doc or 112-999 Dispatcher will advise

 

 

 

Lastly, I would like to invite any member of the community who might like to be involved in the First Responder organisation to get in touch CFR phone 087 2737077 or Rodge 086 3103233. Full, free training is given – equipment, uniform and identity documents issued / following Garda checking protocols and insurance indemnity. Rodge Byrne, Training advisor Athea CFRs

 

 

 

Useful websites to visit for more information

 

 

 

www.irisheart.ie for all matters regarding national F.A.S.T Campaign

 

 

 

www.phecc.ie for the national standards for Emergency Care Practitioners levels 1-6

 

2019 February 27 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

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

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day Knockanure on Monday 11th March.  Music by Stevie Donegan. If interested contact, 068 49799.

 

CARE OF THE AGED AGM in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 26th February at 7.30pm.  New members welcome.

 

PARISH RETREAT:  An evening of prayer and reconciliation for our Parish will take place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday 13th March commencing at 7.30pm.  Anyone interested in going please contact any one of the following to book your place on the bus.  Nodie 49352, Julia 49401 or Bridie 49103.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto; There was no winner of the €3200 jackpot on Friday 22nd February.Numbers drawn were 15, 18, 19, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Tim McCrohan Knocknagoshel; 2. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Callum Buckley, Templeathea; 4. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure, and 5. Steven Shields, Carrigkerry. Next draw on Friday 1st March with jackpot up to €3300.

 

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.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday 1st in Listowel. Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.           

 

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB CONCERT:  Saturday, March 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse at 8pm.  Ella Marie O’Dywer, Nora Butler, Philip Enright, Daisy Kearney, Frances Kennedy, Kileedy Comhaltas, Templeglantine Junior Plearacha Group and many more.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: Gain confidence, meet new people and become a better public speaker. The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes places at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday February 28th. All welcome! 

 

LENT starting on March 6th (Ash Wednesday) A day of fast and abstinence.

 

DEATH has occurred of Mary Hirth (née O’Sullivan) Surrey.  Mary was daughter of the late Jim Joe O’Sullivan, Moyvane Village.  

 

DEATH of Paudeen Moloney, Woodford, Listowel, suddenly on February 18th 2019.Survived  by his wife Peggy, sons P.J and John, daughters Mary, Helen, Margaret and Marie, grandchildren, brothers Dan, Mossie and Jim, sisters Patsy, Sheila, Mag, Lena, Mary and Joan, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces.

 

DEATH has occurred of Phyllis O'Donoghue (nee Dunne) of Kilcolman, Asdee, and formerly of 11 William St., Listowel. Phyllis died on the 16th February 2019, wife of the late Paudie O'Donoghue and mother of Nuala and Hugh.

 

DEATH has taken place of Patrick J,  Dowling, Navan Road (formerly Drumcondra, late of Crowe Wilson), on 13th February 2019, husband of 60 years to Kitty (Sullivan of Derry, Listowel) and father to Brian, Marie, Patrick, Roger and Austin. Sadly missed by his children, grandchildren Emmet, Cillian, Ross, Harry, Jack, Conor, Shane, Daniel, Alfie and Ernie, sons and daughters-in-law Katherine, Hugh, Collette, Carmen and Harun,

 

DEATH has occurred of Maud O’Connell (nee Ahern) Cork and late of Parkanna, Athea, sister of Betty Murphy, Gortnagross & Ted Ahern, Upper Athea and the late Tom Ahern.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Breda Clifford, Bernadette O’Sullivan, Mary O’Connell, John Morgan, Michael Kevin O’Connor, Tom Barton, Michael O’Donnell, Joan Scanlon, Nora Hurley, Jerry Brosnan, Jack Flavin, John Behan, Nora Mary King, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Noirin O’Hanlon, Nora Fleming, Louis O’Carroll, Mike Dore, Mass Moyvane; Mon 25th at 7.30pm for Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen; Tues 26th at  7.30pm for Emmett Leahy, Carrueragh; Wed 27th at  7.30pm for Marie O’Callaghan, Glin Road & deceased of the O’Callaghan family; Fri  1st at 7.30pm for Richard & Dick Sheehan, Post Office; Sat  2nd at 7.30pm for Eamon Pelican, Moyvane North, and Mass on  Sun  3rd at 11.00am for Paudie O’Connor, Upper Direen, (Months Mind)

 

Mass Knockanure on Thurs 28th at 7.30pm for Michael Flynn, and Mass on Sun  3rd at 10.00am for Bridie Flavin, Trien.

 

MASS Moyvane on Thurs 28th at  8.15pm Special Intention – Michael Beazley (note time) 

 

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS to housebound in Duagh and Lyreacrompane on Thursday 28th February.  On Thursday 7th March, Knockanure calls, while on Friday 8th March, Fr. Kevin will be on the Moyvane calls.

 

THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION OF MURHUR NS: would like to thank all the Parents, Staff and Children of Murhur NS for their ongoing help, support, time & also for the generous food donations for the recently held Grandparents Day & Murhur NS Open Day. A special thank you to Fr. Kevin McNamara for the welcoming sermon on the day. Many thanks. 

 

ATHEA GAA Club’s next big event in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Saturday, March 2nd 2019 at 8pm. The Singers, Dancers and Chancers show is being produced by Cassie Leen who runs a School of Dance and Performing Arts in Tralee.

 

KILLARNEY Mountain Festival runs from 8th to 10th of March.

 

PRAYER Weekend at Rochestown Park Hotel on 9th and 10th March, details from 087 250 5528.

 

RIGHTS for Women to stand in Parliamentary elections, Exhibition at Limerick Council Office till end of March, many Kerry Women TD’s profile on view.

 

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

 

 EVENINGS OF REFLECTION:  This year during Lent the Unit of Parishes (Abbeyfeale, Athea, Tournafulla/Mountcollins, Templeglantine) have organised two evenings of reflection to be held in Templeglantine on Thursday, March 7 and Thursday, March 14.  We are privileged to have a woman who has made a remarkable journey in terms of Geography and Faith. She started life in South Africa as a Reformed Presbyterian “with a Baptist mother” and lead by the providence of God, human curiosity and a deep desire to be faithful, she came to work and live in Ireland, and then, followed three of her family into the Catholic Church. Dr Jessie Rogers lectures in Scripture at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA from 10th – 17th May.  Led by Fr. Noel Spring Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066 7131328. 

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 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. Parish Day Retreat: Sun. 3rd March, 10.00am-5.00pm: Glin, Sneem, Tarbert, Glenbeigh & Killorglin (also open to any individuals from any other parish who wish to attend). Call 0667134276.Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th - Thurs.13th June - Book now.              

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT GLÓRACH:  On Friday, March 8 we will be celebrating International Women's Day at the Glórach Theatre with a concert from the group Cúisle, that comprises Susan Browne, Dan Sheahan, Catherine Horgan and Kevin McCarthy.  A themed night, entitled ‘Iconic Songs, Iconic Women’, it will be a fantastic acoustic celebration of International Women’s Day with a wide ranging set of all time favourites such as Cyndi Lauper, Mary Black, The pCranberries, Barbra Streisand to name but a few.  Tickets are going fast and can be booked at 0871383940.

 

WOMEN’S Day at Thomond Park on March 8th.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH Is a one-day interactive workshop for those working or volunteering with young people. The workshop is designed to provide participants a deeper understanding of the factors that influence youth mental health. Examples will also provided of the signs of youth mental difficulties influencing safety Participants will also learn about help seeking patterns amongst young people.  The programme is designed and run by Jigsaw.   The programme runs at Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 21  from 9.30am-4.30pm.  Contact 068 23584.

 

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: 20th March 2019 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.15pm – 6.15pm Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584 Limited Spaces Available.

 

TRAUMA , ADDICTION RECOVERY AND THE FAMILY  -  a one hour discussion with Ken Egan and Eileen Foley both Addiction Counsellors,  in the Tarbert Community Centre  on Saturday March 9th at 7pm. Everybody welcome. Refreshments before and after. This is part of the on-going Thomas Lyndon discussion  series on Wellness and Wellbeing.

 

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.

 

ST. PATRICK’S DAY:  Preparations are underway for this year’s St Patrick’s Day parade. meeting will be held in St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on Monday, March 4 at 7pm to discuss details of the parade. Everyone welcome.

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2019:  West Limerick Resources will host a ‘Free Home DIY & Basic Car Maintenance Demonstration’ on Thursday, March 7, at 7.30pm, in Feohanagh/Castlemahon Community Hall to celebrate International Women’s Day. On this evening we will bring women together, in a fun and interactive environment, giving them the chance to broaden their knowledge and feel confident when it comes to Home DIY & Car Maintenance. Free Raffle & Refreshments on the night. Booking essential by calling/texting Damien on 087 9042477 or Brenda on 087 7669952 or emailing damien.ahern@wlr.ie or bheath@wlr.ie

 

FREE HSE: Living with type 2 Diabetes? Let us help. Book a place on our FREE HSE Diabetes course (running once a week for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel. Courses also run in Tralee.

 

PILGRIMAGE: Medjugorje Irish Centre Pilgrimages April – Oct 2019: 7 nights B&B and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €279 per person sharing. Book any flight - any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email reservations@med-irishcentre.com.

 

DUAGH Sports and Leisure Complex Committee will hold a novelty fund raising event on Fri. April 5th.  This will entail the showing of the popular film Despicable Me 3 in the sports hall - but with a twist! 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw, prayer meeting will take place on the Third Tuesday (March 19th)  at 7.30pm. The witness will be given by Micky Harte of Tyrone. 

 

MEDAL: Free Commemorative Medal to mark  100th anniversary of the start of the War of Independence. More from www.eireindependance.com/press

 

Communicare Healthcare; Message to Fr. Brendan and Fr. Tony from Maria Dixon of Communicare Healthcare on 12/2/2019. She is trying to recruit Care Assistants to provide essential homecare support to over 65’s in the Athea area. Flexible working hours with excellent rates of pay. Contact Marie.dixon@communicare.ie  094-9259100.

 

POST OFFICE - An Post have introduced 2 new exciting products. First is the An Post Smart Account, open a smart account lodge €30 & An Post will lodge an additional €30 at the end of the month and secondly the Multi currency card, 10 different currencies are available on the one currency card which is useful when travelling between a few countries.

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE  - are now taking requests for 2019.  We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Freshen up the rooms of your home for the New Year with a new coat of paint. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. powerwashing of footpaths and driveways).  We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 -23429 or 087-3776724.

 

SEEKING GOD THE CISTERCIAN WAY: Cistercian nuns seek God and follow Christ in a life of prayer and  work,  solitude  and  simplicity,  in  a  stable, loving community. Next vocations weekend 15th—17thMarch, St. Mary’s Abby, Glencairn. Contact Sr. Sarah at vocations@glencairnabbey.org.

 

TALKS for Lent: in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Tuesday 12th, 19th, 26thof March and Tuesday 2ndApril at 7.30pm. Each evening will be a time of exploration and reflection on the theme of finding ‘God in the Now’ Presented by Paul Montgomery All are welcome.

 

FR. TOM JONES: Kerryman North Edition, Thursday, February 03, 2005; Section: Tralee

 

Fr. Tom Jones — a man of steel from the heart of The Rock

 

I RECENTLY paid a very pleasant visit to Fr. Michael Galvin at his old homestead at Rock Street, Tralee, the seat of his parents, where he resides since he retired as Parish Priest of Ballybunion.

 

Fear Lách, Muinteardha a thug deoch dom as buidéal an tsagairt. A kind friendly man, who gave me a drink out of the Priest’s bottle. Discussing the famous Fr. Tom Jones was the most interesting part of our conversation that evening.

 

Fr. Tom Jones was born in 1862, in a public house in Rock Street, Tralee, known now as the Old Oak Public House, and he died in Glenbeigh in September 1950, aged 88 years.

 

He was buried in the Church grounds in Glenbeigh. He was about 5’8”, a man of steel, and fleet of foot. In his youth he was very fond of playing handball. When Fr. Jones was about 18 years of age, a man named Delaney of Athy, Co Kildare, was the World Single Handball Champion.

 

In 1880, a large crowd of Tralee people travelled by train to Athy, to watch Tom Jones play Delaney in Athy. Jones won that day. It had to be the best of 21 games between the two of them.

 

Some of the games were played in Athy, and others in Tralee. The Tralee ball alley, in those far off days, was in a yard at the end of the Gas Terrace dwelling houses, Fr. Michael Galvin informed me, and that a man named Thade Duggan was the “marker”.

 

The final game was played in Tralee, and on that famous day, Tom Jones became the World Single Handball Champion .

 

In 1880 Tom Jones went to Maynooth at the age of 18. When he was ordained there was no vacancy for him in the Kerry Diocese. He went to the diocese of Rockhampton in Brisbane, Australia. He served in three parishes in that diocese, before returning to Ireland.

 

I went to Glenbeigh in 1935, and I was there for 14 years. Fr. Jones was then in Glenbeigh. He told me many an interesting story about his time in Australia. He said “my parish was as big as half of the county of Kerry, sparsely populated consisting of a lot of scrub land”.

 

He travelled on horseback. One day as he was travelling through his parish, a young hardy man jumped out of the scrub. He caught a grip of the bridle and shouted to Fr. Jones that he was taking the horse.

 

Fr. Jones held on to his bridle and said to the young man, “you will take my horse off me if you are a better man than me” and he told me “by the time I was finished with him, there wasn’t much life left in him”.

 

I spent many happy late evenings at the presbytery with Fr. Jones. He could play so many musical instruments from the pipes to the mouth organ. All I could play was the mouth organ. After a long session of playing some of his musical instruments, he would convey me out to the road. The avenue was almost covered in briars, bushes and ivy not so today. He would pick an ivy leaf off an ivy bush, place in between his Clair Fhiacala, his front teeth and play lovely music for me, as a parting shot.

 

Once when on his way home on holidays from Australia, and having handed up his luggage, at Holyhead, he placed his hankerchief on the verge of the quay, moved back a good few paces and with a running jump as the boat was just pulling out, he succeeded in catching on to the gunwale, and pulling himself into the boat. “Ah, Pat” said Fr. Jones, “the captain ate the head off me, but we both became the best of friends after that mad leap.

 

Fr. Jones was parish priest of Ballyferriter from 1909 to 1916. During a severe storm in one of those years, a Norwegian boat took shelter in Smerwick Harbour. The boat pulled its anchor and the crew abandoned ship. They reached the rocks at a sheer cliff at Ard Na Caithne.

 

 

 

People witnessed the tragedy but the poor people were helpless. The coastguards were stationed at Ballydavid, at the other side of the harbour. A wise man at the scene suggested sending for Fr. Jones.

 

One of the men saddled his horse and galloped to the presbytery. He gave the horse to Fr. Jones. When Fr. Jones arrived at the cliff top, he instructed that a rope be fastened around his body and down he went.

 

He brought up the crew one by one even though his hands and legs were all cut and bleeding. The King of Norway gave him a beautiful silver cup inscribed, to Pastor Jones in recognition of his bravery.

 

Fr. Jones told me he had a sister, a nun who died at a comparatively young age. When he came home from the funeral, he naturally felt very lonely. “Pat” said he “I took down the violin and said to myself, Mary, a ghrá, I sincerely hope that you are in Heaven this evening, where there is supposed to be music and I will now play a few of your favourite airs.”

 

Fr. Jones used to go on holidays to Dublin, and he always brought his pipes with him. He knew that he would be meeting Leo Rosen and Kevin Potts, two famous pipe players, and the three of them would have some fine sessions of music. It would indeed be lovely to hear some of that music today.

 

Fr. Jones was a very holy man, who had great devotion to the blessed virgin. Though having moved from Ballyferriter to Glenbeigh, he was still receiving offerings for masses from mothers and wives of fishermen in West Kerry.

 

My father got cancer at the age of 49, and towards the end the poor man used to get weaknesses. A fisherman’s mother advised him to visit Fr. Jones. He did. Fr. Jones prayed over him. He got no more weaknesses, but Fr. Jones could not cure the cancer, which by then had a firm grip.

 

 

 

Fr Jones, who lived a very frugal life, left his money to the Kiltegan fathers, the Dalgan fathers, and to the SMA. Guidim ceolta binn na bhflaitheas dá anam.

 

Mise, Pádraig Caomhánach, Páirc Naomh Bhréannain, TráLí.

 

RETIRED Garda Pat Kavanagh of St Brendan’s Park reached the grand old age of 90 last weekend. Ballydavid-born Pat’s first posting as a young Garda was to Glenbeigh and after 14 years there he came to live in Tralee. He recently penned these words about Fr. Tom Jones, a Tralee man who was a world champion handballer back in 1880.

 

 

 

ST. JOHNS THEATRE & ARTS CENTRE

 

 MARCH PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2019

 

Fri 1st

 

DON STIFFE IN CONCERT

 

The renowned Galway folk singer makes his annual visit to Kerry – with Frank Kilkelly.

 

 

 

4th - 31st

 

LIGHT REFLECTIONS

 

Ruth Egan – the Dublin based artist presents a series of paintings done on recycled print plates. The series takes the concept of recycled art a step further since tools used to make art are turned into antiques themselves.

 

 

 

Tues 5th

 

COLD WAR –  Film Club

 

A new film by Pawel Pawlikowski which follows the passionate romance between musician Wiktor and a beautiful young woman Zula who meet in post-war Poland. In association with Access Cinema.

 

2019 February 20 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

GIRLS (u8’s to u18’s) FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Tarbert/Knockanure Ladies Gaelic Football Association Quiz Night on Friday 22nd Feb in Coolahan’s Bar Tarbert at 9pm. 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw prayer meeting will take place on the 19th at 7.30pm (3rd Tuesday).  The witness will be given by Rachel O’Brien from Tiershannahan Ballyheigue.

 

GRANDPARENTS Moyvane: February Mon 18th 10.00am Mass celebrating Grandparents Day – Murhur N.S. (Mass in the Church).

 

                                                               

 

DEATH took place on 11th February 2019 of Nan Hurley (née Stack), Athea, in her hundredth year  , wife of the late Willie. Survived by her son Denis, daughters Ann & Mary, Sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Tom Paul, brother-in-law Joe, sister-in-law Eileen, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Nan was celebrated in Athea Church on Wednesday, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

DEATH has occurred in England of John Danaher, formerly of Upper Athea, in his early sixties.

 

Death has taken place of  Johanna Dell  nee Mulvihill, Bolton’s Cross, Requiem Mass celebrated in Listowel Church on Monday 18th of February at 12.30pm Burial in Ahavoher  Cemetery, Moyvane.

 

DEATH has taken place of Jerry Moore; Elsinore, Tinnakilly, Rosbercon, New Ross, Co Wexford, on 13th January 2019, husband of Margaret, father of Yvonne, Seán and Diarmuid, brother of Michael, Helen and the late William. Regretted by his loving family son-in-law Colm, daughter-in-law Laura, grandchildren Danny, Louise and Nina. Both his parents came from Knockanure.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy, Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Sr. Baptist Kirby, Emmet Leahy, Joan Furlong, Ella Ahern, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Bridget Softley, Maggie Moore, Catherine O’Sullivan, Bridie Stackpoole, Eileen McGrath, Mary Stack, Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim Quaid, Richard Brosnan, Dan Hanrahan. Mass Moyvane: Mon 18th at 7.30pm for Tom & Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road, & deceased of the O’Connor family; Tues 19th at 10.00am for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke; Fri 22nd at  7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim, Paddy, Bridget & John Joe Hanrahan & James & Betty O’Sullivan; Sat 23rd at    7.30pm for James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Sutton, and Mass on Sun 24th at 11.00am for Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim & her husband Henry. Mass in Knockanure on Sun        24th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

 

GRANTS: SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green electricity, has presented €260,000 to community groups close to its Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada, and Athea Wind Farms in West Limerick, and Leanamore Wind Farm in North Kerry. This year’s Community Fund has increased by over €59,000 from 2018, following Leanamore Wind Farm entering full commercial operation last year. Representatives of 62 local groups from West Limerick and North Kerry gathered in Halla Inse Ban, Templeglantine, for this year’s presentation on Tuesday January 29.

 

MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL OPEN DAY:  This will take place on Wednesday 20th February from 12.30 to 3pm for parents and pupils thinking about attending our school in the coming years.   Mrs. O’Regan and Mrs. Quill will address the gathering.  Forms will be available on the day and any questions you may have on the day will be answered.  Please feel free to call during this time.  We look forward to meeting you.

 

ST BRIGID'S CROSSES in the Parish Office, Listowel, made by local ladies.  All proceeds will go to Listowel Hospice.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Names now taken for the annual mid-term break camp on

 

February 21st and 22nd next. A wide variety of activities including arts/crafts. Fun/games, computers and much more besides. The camp runs from 9.15am-1.15pm daily. Spaces limited.  Contact 068/23584.

 

MARRIAGE OF CONNIVANCE:  Abbeyfeale Drama Group takes the stage in Fr. Casey’s with ‘Marriage of Connivance’ Thursday 21, Saturday 23 and Sunday, February 24.  Doors open 7.15pm, Show 8pm sharp.

 

TRUE STORY OF ABBEYFEALE MAN: Marc McMeniman M.A., Author, Teacher, and Documentary Maker will be the speaker at the next meeting of Rathkeale and District Historical Society on Friday, February 22 at 8.30pm.  He will speak on the story of Nazi Codebreaker Richard Hayes.  The meeting takes place in the Community Arts Centre, New Line in Rathkeale.

 

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

 

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL: incorporating the parishes of Listowel, Duagh, Moyvane & Lixnaw takes place on Tuesday night next (Feb. 19th ) at 8.00 p.m. at Listowel Presbytery.

 

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH, is a one-day interactive workshop for those working or volunteering with young people. The programme is designed and run by Jigsaw. The programme runs at Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 21 from 9.30am-4.30pm.  Contact 068 23584.

 

PRAYER FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE: The annual day of prayer for survivors of abuse was opened in

 

Killarney on Friday 15th February.  The Bishop has encouraged us to pray in the coming weekends as the

 

Episcopal Conference worldwide begins in Rome with Pope Francis to discuss safeguarding of minors in the Church.  The Bishop also invites us to use a special Penitential Rite at all Masses this weekend. He also shares with us the following prayer of atonement:

 

PRAYER OF ATONEMENT:

 

  Lord, forgive us our many sins.

 

We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.

 

We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother.

 

Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness, into the light of your Word. May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church. Amen.

 

ARDFERT; Life in the Spirit:   Moss & Janice Carrig – Tuesdays – starts Feb. 19th – 7.30pm to 9.00pm

 

Other Ardfert Events: Self Care Day: Betty Garnett  I.A.C.P,  Practical skills to promote self-care and well being on  Sat. 16th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Betty 0872498061. Gathering of Diocesan Parish Readers & Eucharistic Ministers: Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy – Feb 21st. 2019 – 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

 

LENT: Praying with the Gospels through Lent 23. You are warmly invited to a morning with Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, and Kerry in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Saturday 23rd February (10am -12.30). Registration at 10am, starting at 10.15am sharp. Please phone St. Brendan’s 066- 7125932 to register. Suggested offering of €5. Organised by the St. Brendan’s Parish weekly Lectio Divina group. Everyone is welcome.

 

WRITERS’ WEEK closing date for receipt of competition entries, is 1st march 2019.

 

CHILDREN’S Art competition sponsored by Texaco, closing date 28th February 2019.

 

FEET: Chiropodist will be attending the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Mon. 25th Feb.  Please call 087-7672172 if you wish to book an appointment.

 

FULL Moon on 19th of Feb.

 

LIBRARY: The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will hold a talk on their Iceland expedition on Tuesday 19th February at 6.30pm at Killarney Library.

 

THE PRIESTHOOD: Maybe you have been thinking about the Priesthood as a way of life for you? Maybe you have felt you are being called? For more information contact Fr. Michael Moynihan PP, Glengarriff, 087 6551902 or one of the local priests.

 

TICKETS on sale for the S.D.C. – Athea GAA fundraiser at the Devon Inn on March 3rd. They can be got at Paul Collins’ Shop or by ringing 087-1233361.

 

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

 

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT GLÓRACH:  On Friday, March 8 we will be celebrating International Women's Day at the Glórach Theatre with a concert from the group Cúisle, that comprises Susan Browne, Dan Sheahan, Catherine Horgan and Kevin McCarthy.  A themed night, entitled ‘Iconic Songs, Iconic Women’, it will be a celebration of International Women’s Day with all-time favourites such as Cyndi Lauper, Mary Black, The Cranberries, Barbra Streisand to name but a few, and can be booked at 0871383940.

 

MARCONI Communications 100 years celebrations takes place at Ballybunion on 19th March.

 

LECTURE;  Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society lecture on 'The Barrington Family and Limerick, c. 1800-1925', will be given by Fr. Brian Murphy, a member of the Benedictine community of Glenstal Abbey.  He is the author of a recent book on the Barrington's and the controversial death of the only daughter of Sir Charles Barrington, in an IRA ambush near Newport, County Tipperary in May 1921The venue for this lecture is Room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick at 8.00pm Monday, February 18.

 

GLOBAL Warming and plastics are constantly being discussed, nobody encourages use of natural fibres and our politicians, advisors & Co., go first class, change their clothes at every opportunity, jetting abroad and promoting a throwaway society.

 

DIABETES: Living with type 2 Diabetes? Let us help. Book a place on our FREE HSE Diabetes course (running once a week for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week). The course is run by HSE Community Dieticians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel. Courses also run in Tralee.

 

DUAGH Sports and Leisure Complex Committee will hold a novelty fund raising event on Fri. April 5th.  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. These cyclists don’t come cheaply! They need the sponsorship of the community – be on the lookout for sponsorship cards –and all money generated will go towards putting the finishing touches to the Complex.  Doors open @ 6.30pm with Film rolling @7.30pm. Shop providing Popcorn and refreshments also available.  A fun filled evening of entertainment for young and old alike. Come along and enjoy this unique event.

 

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, 01.10.1955, page 13

 

Fr. Pat O Rourke of Firies home from Sydney after 19 years, he took colour movie pictures of the drawn and replay games between Kerry and Cavan and Sundays between Kerry and Dublin.

 

First time Kerry team in training got opportunity of studying a semi-final in action.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 23.06.1956, page 5

 

LISTOWEL: Fr. Patrick Sheehy is spending three months with his brother, Mr John Sheehy, Main Street, Listowel, was ordained in Carlow in 1931. He ministered in Eureka, California for eleven years, before his appointment as pastor of St Joseph’s Church, Auburn, California. On June 14th he celebrated the Silver jubilee of his ordination.

 

Meadowing in Abbeyfeale making from £15 to £16-10s, last year it was £15 to £17-10s, per acre.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 21.07.1956, page 11

 

Castlemaine Notes; Despite polio outbreak in Cork, the largest crowd ever went to see Kerry- Cork match.

 

On holiday is Captain Michael Lucy of the USA Naval Forces, whose parents are from Lacca, Castlemaine, he served in Korea.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 15.09.1956, page 10

 

Causeway Notes; Fr. Maurice J Woulfe, St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Baltimore, USA, his father’s people from Abbeyfeale district, his mother Hannah Hanlon emigrated to America some forty years ago, his grandfather Michael Hanlon, lived on the outskirts of the village .

 

A unit of the Mass Radiography Association visited the village on Friday.

 

Paddy Mulvihill of of Cleandries died sudden after a day’s threshing. Other events, Ballyheigue Pattern Day and September fair.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 29.09.1956, page 10

 

Knocknagoshel Notes; Most Rev. J Heffernan, D.D.. C.S.Sp. spent a holiday in his native Knocknagoshel. Sr. Agnes (Eileen O’Connor) was received into the Order of the Holy Infant Jesus at Drishane. She is daughter of Mr. and Mrs B. D. O’Connor of Beheenagh. Several others also on holiday.

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 06.10.1956, page 14

 

Ballylongford Notes; Congratulations to Fr. Tom Walsh, C.S.S.P of Bridge Street on winning the captain’s prize in a recent golf tournament, played at Portmarnock, Dublin, Fr Walsh is home on holiday from South Africa.

 

The Brassil Family of Puleen and Fitzmaurice Family of Rusheen have lost a father.

 

2019 February 13 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 11th February.  Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST, 2019:  If you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp   Chríost Knockanure please call to the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. any day to collect your form. 068-49130. You are welcome to visit the school with your child any day after 2 p.m. All welcome.

 

DANCING CLASSES:  with Norella in Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday 14th February 8 – 10pm.  

 

GIRLS (u8’s to u18’s) FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Tarbert/Knockanure Ladies Gaelic Football Association Quiz Night on Friday 22nd Feb in Coolahan’s Bar Tarbert at 9pm. 

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw prayer meeting will take place on the 19th at 7.30pm (3rd Tuesday).  The witness will be given by Rachel O’Brien from Tiershannahan Ballyheigue.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €3000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 11, 14, and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Mike Collins, Glin Road, Moyvane; 2. Edward Birmingham, Co. Westmeath; 3. Breda Harley, c/o John Barry; 4. Steve Smith, Ploughman Bar Abbeyfeale, and 5. Michelle & Seanie, c/o Speedys. Next draw on Friday 15th February with jackpot up to €3100.

 

AGM; The Knockanure GAA Football Club is holding its AGM on Wednesday 20th February in the clubhouse at 8:30pm. All welcome to attend.

 

MEMORIAL for Batt O Connor will we unveiled in the Square, Brosna on Sunday 17th February at 2pm, Sean Kelly M.E.P. will attend.

 

DEATH occurred On January 29th 2019 of Martina Noonan (née Walsh), Sundrive Park, Ballinlough, Cork, and late of Tullamore Listowel. wife of the late Noel, mother of John, Kieran, Noelle and Derek and sister of Elizabeth and the late Teresa, Patrick, Mary Catherine, William and Kitty. Sadly missed by her family, grandchildren Aaron and Brian, Aileen, Sean and Julie, Senan and Fehin, Ava and Maya, daughters-in-law Angela, Evelyn and Alex, son-in-law Ger, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Martina was celebrated at Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael's Cemetery, Blackrock.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Austin Brosnan, Bridie Mulvihill, Margaret Higgins, Ned O’Keeffe, Sr. Eileen Brosnan, Nora Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O’Brien, Hannah Murphy, Mary Cronin, Mary Fitzmaurice, Stephen Casey, Hannah Ferguson, Peggy Gordon, Patrick Roche, Bernadette Cudlipp, Mons Tim Harnett, Br. Clement McCarthy, Eileen Larkin, Sean Og O’Ceallachain, Dan green, Moyvane Church Mass; Wed 13th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Molly Dowling, Tarbert & Hillary Dowling

 

& Seán Larkin; Fri 15th  at 7.30pm for Pat Foran, Bedford; Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East; Sun 17th  at 11.00am mass for Denis Murphy, Ballyfinane, Cork.

 

Knockanure mass Sun 17th at 10.00am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna.

 

MASS Knockanure Mon                11th at 7.30pm Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – Mass for the sick; Fri 15th  12noon, Mass celebrating Grandparents Day – Scoil Chorp Chríost (Mass in the Church) 

 

MASS Thurs 14th at 10.00am Moyvane Special Valentine’s Day Mass.

 

SCHOOL:  Thurs 14th at 12noon Sacrament of Reconciliation for First Holy Communion

 

Children in Scoil Chorp Chríost – No Mass.

 

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group’s 2019 production of ‘The Lonesome West’, book by calling/texting 087 2743189 stating your name, no. of tickets required and the date you wish to attend.  The play will be staged at Con Colbert Hall, Athea on Feb. 14th, 16th & 17th at 8pm with doors open from 7pm.

 

NANO NAGEL SCHOOL 13TH ANNUAL SOCIAL Friday 15th February at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Music by Heart & Soul.

 

ST MICHAEL’S College in Listowel are celebrating 140th anniversary with a Ball at the Arms hotel on March 15th.

 

CHOIR; The hospital Church in Listowel on Monday afternoon was full of singers practising for a forthcoming concert. Without any media publicity, it was amazing the number from all over North Kerry present.

 

SCOR Sinsear Kerry Final was held at the Marian Hall on Friday 8th Feb. 2019, it was a great night of music, story and song, pity so few locals were present, and they lost an opportunity to see great talent. Competitors were from Glenflesk, Lios Poil, Ballydonoghue, Valentia, Ballylongford, Tralee, Spa, An Coirean, Crotta O Neill, to name some.

 

CELEBRATIONS to Mary Bridget O’Riordan, Purt Yard who celebrated her 100th Birthday on Monday, February 4.

 

HARNETT REUNION MEETING in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on Thursday night next, February 14 to start finalising the programme for our International Reunion taking place on July 11-14. The meeting will start at 8pm sharp.

 

MOYVANE TEXT ALERT AGM & COMMUNITY MEETING: in the Marian Hall on Tues 12th Feb at 8pm.  Sgt. Paula Kelleher will be in attendance along with D.J. Sheehan of Shield Security to discuss new wire free intruder alarms and new CCTV systems for homes and businesses.  All are welcome.  

 

SAFE TALK:  What is safeTALK? It is a one day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to    identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources.  Thursday 21st February from 10am to 1.30pm in Listowel Family Resource Centre -  068/23584.                                   

 

WRITERS Week closing date for receipt of competition entries 1st March 2019.

 

BOOK Launch by Vincent Carmody, he is launching at the Teachers Club at 36 Parnell Sq., his latest book, History of Printing in North Kerry 1870-1970 on 14th Feb. 2019.

 

QUILT Hand Woven by Bridget Dineen Mulvihill was recently presented to Writers Week Museum.

 

BRST Wishes to Katerina Sheehan of Moyvane and Broadford on her 40th birthday.

 

TICKETS on sale for the S.D.C. – Athea GAA fundraiser at the Devon Inn on March 3rd. They can be got at Paul Collins’ Shop or by ringing 087-1233361.

 

MARRIAGE OF CONNIVANCE:  Abbeyfeale Drama Group takes the stage in Fr. Casey’s with ‘Marriage of Connivance’ Thursday, February 14, Saturday16, Sunday 17, Tuesday19, Thursday 21, Saturday 23 and Sunday, February 24.  Doors open 7.15pm, Show 8pm sharp.

 

 THE CHASTITUTE:  If you missed the Abbeyside Players production of the Chastitute they will be in Rockchapel Community Centre on Saturday, February 16 and in Tournafulla Community Centre the following Saturday, February 23.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  066/7134276 for information on the following: Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

 

Gathering for all diocesan readers and parish personnel: Bishop Bill Murphy, Thursday 21st February 7.30pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays - starts February 19th from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

 

“LECTIO DIVINA” - A way of praying and meditating with Scripture.  6 Wednesdays - Starting Ash

 

Wednesday 6th March, 11 am -12.15 pm in Franciscan Friary Chapel.  Contact Anne Alcock   087-6176193. 

 

COFFEE MORNING: A Coffee morning will be held at the Gate way café the Western Inn Feale’s Bridge Abbeyfeale on Thursday, Valentine’s Day February 14 from 11 – 2pm where all the proceeds are going towards the chemotherapy day ward at UHK.  Your support would be greatly appreciated.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Scoil Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale are in the regional final of this year’ Junk Kouture competition. 

 

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 CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE, Listowel is operating a Post Stroke Day Service with Physio and Nursing supports on Monday's. This is an 8 to 12 week course which includes physiotherapy programme, nursing support, and physical and mental stimulation programme. Morning tea and mid-day meal provided. For further information please contact Louise Harnett (Nurse Co-Ordinator) on 068 22986.

 

KERRY LIFE AND FAMILY:  are  holding  a  Rosary  of Reparation  in  the  Square,  Tralee  on  Wednesday February 13th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

 

 FRIENDS OF CUAN MHUIRE: A  centre  of  Hope, Welcome  and  Support  for individuals,  concerned families,  those  who  have  completed  the  recovery programme and those in need of help as a result of addiction. Come and see. Enjoy a coffee or tea. A listening ear could calm your fear. 21A Strand Street. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Phone 087 366 5003.

 

LENT: Praying with the Gospels through Lent. Would you like to pray more deeply with the Gospels during Lent?  You are warmly invited to a morning with Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, & Kerry, in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Sat 23rd Feb (10am -12.30). Registration at 10am, starting at 10.15am sharp. Please phone St. Brendan’s 066- 7125932 to register. Suggested offering of €5. Organised by St. Brendan’s Parish weekly Lectio Divina group. Everyone is welcome.

 

BINGO Fundraiser will be held in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sat. 16th Feb after 7pm mass.  All welcome.

 

FEET: Chiropodist will be attending the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Mon. 25th Feb.  Please call 087-7672172 if you wish to book an appointment.

 

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF KERRY HOSPICE will hold their AGM on Wednesday 13th February at 7 pm in St Patrick’s Hall.  New members welcome.

 

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: Gain confidence, meet new people and become a better public speaker. The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes places at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday February 14 with a Valentine's Day theme!.

 

HARNETT REUNION MEETING:  All Harnetts near and far are invited to a meeting in St. Ita’s Hall on Thursday night next, February 14 to start finalising the programme for our International Reunion taking place on July 11-14.   It would be great if we could have a spread of the different clans.  The meeting will start at 8pm sharp and we aim to finish within the hour. Email HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page to keep up to date with all the plans for a fantastic weekend.

 

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tues 12th Feb at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Mon 11th Feb or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

 

FREE HSE Diabetes course ; Living with type 2 Diabetes? Let us help. Book a place on our FREE HSE Diabetes course (running once a week for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel. Courses also run in Tralee.

 

HOSPITAL over run, every project where public money is involved, very often double in price and still more will be needed to complete project. Question is never asked was the Children’s Hospital project being used as a counter balance, to show caring for children in run up to the recent referendum, people are now whispering that children will have to be imported from abroad to fill the hospital now being constructed.

 

FLEADH BY THE FEALE:  Celebrity concert this year by The Kilfenora Ceili Band.  Takes place May 2-6, concert Sunday, May 5.

 

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

 

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP Listowel will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 11th February in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

BALLINCLOGHER NATIONAL SCHOOL REUNION ON AUGUST 4th 2019 AT BALLYROE HOTEL: We are looking for old photographs and class lists.  Please contact Maureen Lyons on (086) 2059608;  Matt Quinlan (087) 2428700; May Bonn (086) 0562432.

 

HE LEVIATHAN PROJECT; Féile an tSolais is looking for 15-20 volunteer artists and craft people, to complete a project for its 2019 festival this October/November. Key Skills- Metal Fabrication- Wirework- Experience using Dremel tools- Sculpture- Upcycling. Please send a short bio with your name, age, skills and experience. Email: feileantsolais@yahoo.com

 

 

 

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, April 20, 1946; Page: 12

 

Listowel Army Chaplain Home On Holidays

 

HOME on holidays and  staying with his parents  "Half-way House," Glenoe, Listowel, is the Rev. Patrick J. Walsh, who spent thirty four months in the Pacific War Area as Army chaplain. Before joining the U.S.A. Army Chaplain Corps., in which he has the rank of Captain, Fr. Walsh was pastor at Mondamin, U.S.A. He was also assistant pastor for five years at St. Anthony's Church, Des Moines. Father Walsh was educated at St. Michael’s College, Listowel, Copsewood  College, Pallaskenry, and at Wexford College. He completed his ecclesiastical studies in the U.S. A, where he was ordained Two of his sisters, Sister M. Tarcisius and Sister M. Julia, are members of the Community of the Sisters of Charity of The, Incarnate Word, Houston, USA. In the U.S.A, Army since 1942, Father Walsh was last stationed in an Army Hospital in New Caledonia, where many, units were briefed for invasion of the surrounding islands.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 10, 1946; Page: 5

 

Newcastle West News: ORDAINED IN LONDON.

 

Rev. Thomas Rrouder, Knockbyheen, Ardagh, was amongst the young priests ordained recently at St. Joseph's College, Mill Hill, London, by Most Rev Dr. Myres. He celebrated his first Mass in his home parish church at Kilcoleman, where he was assisted bv Rev. Fr. O’Connell, C C. Subsequent to the Mass the newly ordained imparted his blessing to the large congregation present. Fr. Brouder, who was a former student of St. Joseph's College, Freshford. Co. Kilkenny, is youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brouder, Knockbyheen, Ardagh. He is a cousin of the late Most Rev. Dr Thomas Broderick. Bishop of Nigeria,

 

FINAL PROFESSION. Among the thirteen nuns who received their final profession at the Holy Faith. Glasnevin, Dublin, on July 31, was Sister M. Benigna (Brenda Roche). Sister Benigna, who comes from a highly esteemed and widely respected family, is fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs Thomas Roche, The Square House, Newcastle West She is also sister of Dr William Roche, Loughlinstown,  Dublin, and of Mr. John Roche, Churchtown. New castle West Following her final entry into the religious life, Sister Benigna was the recipient of numerous messages of goodwill and felicitation from a very  wide circle of relatives and friends.

 

LATE MRS. HANNON.

 

Newcastle West has lost one of its oldest and most esteemed residents by the death of Mrs, Mary Hannon, Maiden Street, which occurred on August 1 at an advanced age. Deceased, who came from one of the oldest families in the town, was mother of the late Mr Jas. Hannon, Newmarket, Co Cork. There was a very large and representative attendance at the funeral which took place to Churchtown cemetery on Friday last. The officiating clergy were- Rt Rev. Mgr. Hannon, PP.. V.G. Newcastle West; Rev. M. Bowler. PP . Newmarket; Rev M. O'Grady. C.C. Newcastle West; Rev Fr. Kirby. CC, Croom. (Break)

 

DIED SUDDENLY.

 

Almost immediately after visiting friends at Bishop Street late on Thursday evening of last week, Mr. John Joe Griffin, of North Quay, Newcastle West, collapsed and died after receiving spiritual and medical assistance. Aged about 62 years. (Break)

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 07.12.1946, page 16

 

Remember the storm that swept South Kerry on Monday evening last, she was seated by the fire when at the height of the storm about 5.30 pm, the far gable of the house was struck by lightning, part of roof collapsed and gable completely shattered, adjoining rooms were turned into a shambles, but Mrs Lynch emerged from the wreckage unscratched. A workman who had a sledge in his hand was wrenched from him. Every article in a room near the gable, which used to be occupied by Mrs Lynch’s son- now a well-known member of a famous teaching order, was smashed to atoms, with the exception of a glass canopied statue of the Blessed Virgin, which remained intact on its pedestal.

 

See paper for more on the many writers and stories in their Christmas edition.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 02, 1947; Page: 14

 

Priest Dies On Holiday From U.S. Mission

 

AGED 8I, and a native of Duagh, North Kerry, Rev. Fr. John Brosnan. Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas, The Bronx, New York, died, at the Bon Secour- Nursing Home, Tralee, on Tuesday. Deceased, who was a brother of the late Very Rev. Canon Brosnan, P.P, Milstreet, and the late Very Rev D Brosnan, President, St Brendan's Seminary, Killarney and of Mr.  Brosnan, Kilflynn , was educated at St Michaels College, Listowel, St Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney and at the Irish College, Paris. He was ordained in Killarney in 1890 and went to the New York Diocese, where he ministered until he returned on a holiday to this country in June of this year.

 

 

 

(Break) Very Rev D Canon Brosnan, P.P.V.F., Rathmore: Rev T Galvin San Francisco, and Fr  ? Galvin, Ballyferriter.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 23, 1947; Page: 6

 

HOLIDAY HOLOCAUST, Once again the newspapers are carrying their  yearly accounts of drowning incidents. With the rising temperatures comes the rush to seaside or river-bank, and the perennial crop of fatal or near-fatal accidents.

 

Extra Ration for Harvesters: Workers must apply themselves. In the circumstances, many could falsely represent themselves as being engaged in harvesting and so get the extra ration; human nature is weak, but we hope that in this instance public spirit will prove stronger.

 

KILLARNEY NUN'S

 

SISTER M. Alacoque, of the Presentation Convent. Killarney, died in the 66th year of her religious life at the age of 90 years. Deceased was a sister of the late Mr. J. K. O'Connor, Castleisland, and is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Fr. Florence O'Connor, U.S.A. She spent all her life on the teaching staff of the Convent.

 

 

 

The Trappistine Sisters at Mount Saint Mary's Abbey in Wrentham, MA lead simple consecrated lives of prayer as lived in the heart of the Church for all their brothers and sisters in the world. This documentary offers a glimpse of their daily lives.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ntt98rTky-g

 

 

 

 

 

2019 February 6 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

RAMBLING House on the 7th February 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 11th February.  Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

 

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST, 2019:  If you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp   Chríost Knockanure please call to the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. any day to collect your form. 068-49130. You are welcome to visit the school with your child any day after 2 p.m. All welcome.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Ms Elvina McDermott N.T.  of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure on her engagement to Edward Flynn.

 

BEST Wishes to Kathy Brosnan of Moyvane who married Gavin Lenihan at St. Craebhnait’s Church, Annakisha, Mallow on 5th January 2019, the reception was held at Ballyseedy Castle.

 

STACK FAMILY FUND; If you would like to help with a donation we would be very grateful. You can contact any of the committee: Fr. Kevin McNamara, Eddie Bowler, Pat Fitzgerald, James Kennelly, Teddy Keane or Anna Maria Kennelly.

 

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall Friday 8th February at 10am.  To book contact Noreen O’Connell 49238.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto results; There was no winner of the €2900 jackpot on Friday 1st February. Numbers drawn were 6, 16, 20, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. John Looney, Knockanure; 2. Kay Heffernan, c/o Pat Kennelly; 3. Mike & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Timmy Leahy, Tralee, and 5. Pat Collins, Church Road, Abbeyfeale. Next draw on Friday 8th February with jackpot up to €3000.

 

MOYVANE LADIES FOOTBALL: Registration for all age groups (U8s-U18s) will take place on Sunday 3rd February from 12:00-12:30 in the Marian Hall.

 

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy was passed - To Goulding & Flavin Family Knockanure, on the death of Jamie McCoy Abbeyfeale; To Stack Family Keylod Moyvane on the death of David Stack ; To John Barry Knockanure on the death of Anne Stack Listowel, and To Clancy Family Knockanure on the death of Mrs Catherine Scannell Bunghara Listowel.

 

DEATH has taken place of James Harnett, Magheramore, Wicklow, and formerly of Kilmorna, Kerry, on 25th January 2019. Grandfather of the late Ameera and brother of the late Breda (Grummell) and Oliver. Survived by his wife Trish, sons Stephen and Bobby, daughter Orla, son-in-law Tommy, grandchildren J.J., Niall, Zoe, Vikki, Freddie and Arthur, brothers Maurice, Pat and Joe, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Removal on Sunday 27th January to Star of the Sea Church, Brittas Bay. Funeral Mass on Monday, followed by burial in Three Mile Water Cemetery.

 

DEATH has occurred of Maud Enright (née Brennan) of Dirha East, Listowel, And late of Guhard, Lisselton. Died on 26/01/2019, Predeceased by her husband Thomas and son John. Survived by her sons Jim, Eugene, Tom, Joe, Jer, Liam and Kevin, daughters Betty, Theresa, Marie and Fiona, brother Martin, sisters Mary, Chrissie and Bridie, her 27 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces, cousins, relatives and many friends.

 

Requiem Mass on 29th January at St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

 

DEATH has occurred of Kay Harnett (née McElligott) of 18 Church Street, Listowel, and formerly of Lenamore, Ballylongford, Suddenly on the 24th January 2019, survived by her husband Mike, father Maurice, sister Marie, mother-in-law Anne, brothers-in-law Jim and Tim, sister-in-law Oonagh, nephew Cathal, nieces Aisling and Ava, aunts Peg, Sr. Winnie Harnett and Peggy.

 

Requiem Mass on Monday at St. Mary's Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in Kilshenane Cemetery

 

DEATH took place on the 23rd January 2019 of Thérèse (Terry) Byrne (née O'Connor), Mayfield Grove, Athlone, and formerly of Hill Knockanure. Predeceased by her husband Mick and daughter Noëlle. Survived by sons Conor and Daragh and daughter Doreen (Holloway), brother Tom, sons-in-law Adrian and Paul, daughters-in-law Loretta and Nuala, grandchildren, nephews, and  nieces,

 

 Requiem Mass on Saturday  for Terry Byrne was celebrated at Our Lady's Queen of Peace Church, Coosan, followed by burial afterwards in Coosan Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Thomas O’Connor, Bridget Leonard, John Dore, Joan Philips, Sr. Irene Stack, Nora Walsh, Ned O’Keeffe, Michael Daly, Mikey Joe Walsh, Maurice Enright, Kieran O’Sullivan, Celia Mahony, Eileen O’Connor, Nellie Hannon, Padraic Liston, Marina Lynch, Noreen Mullane, Michael Scanlon, Con Hanrahan, Neily McCarthy, Margaret O’Brien, Bridie MacNeil, Joanie McKenna, Vera McDermott, Cecelia Doyle, Johnny Enright. Mass Moyvane; Thurs 7th at 7.30pm for Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Kilbaha; Fri 8th  at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim Hill; Sat 9th  at 7.30pm for Helen O’Connor, Tarmons and Sun 10th at  11.00am for Donal Cunningham, Kilbaha, his sister Breda & Andy Thomas. Mass Knockanure on Sun 10th at 10.00am for Vivienne Rogan, Caherdavin, (mother of Andrew Rogan)

 

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

 

LOURDES HELPERS COLLECTION:  At all Masses on  9th/10th February.    

 

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group’s 2019 production of ‘The Lonesome West’, book by calling/texting 087 2743189 stating your name, no. of tickets required and the date you wish to attend.  The play will be staged at Con Colbert Hall, Athea on Feb 7th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 16th & 17th at 8pm with doors open from 7pm.

 

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE: Listowel is operating a Post Stroke Day Service with Physio and Nursing supports on Monday's. This is an 8 to 12 week course which includes physiotherapy, nursing support, physical and mental stimulation programme. Morning tea and mid-day meal provided. Cost €10.00. For further information please contact Louise Harnett (Nurse Co-Ordinator) on 068/22986. 

 

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIRED:  fundraising tea dance in aid of the Bothar Project will take place on Sunday February 10th in Asdee Community Centre from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. Refreshments and raffle on the day.  Come along and support this very worthy cause.

 

  LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: For February courses contact the centre on 068/23584.

 

  SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE CHASTITUTE: Enjoy a 4 course dinner at Leen's Hotel followed by a rip roaring performance of John B Keane"s The Chastitute at Glórach for just €30. This special offer is available on Thursday February 7. To book for both - call the Glórach line 087 1383940.  Abbeyside Players with John B. Keane’s The Chastitute are on stage on Thursday, February 7, Friday, February 8, Saturday, February 9, Sunday, February 10.   It continues its run in Rockchapel on Saturday, February 16 and finishes up in Tournafulla on February 23.

 

MARRIAGE OF CONNIVANCE:  As soon as The Abbeyside Players finish their run the Abbeyfeale Drama Group take the stage with ‘Marriage of Connivance’ from February 12.

 

NANO NAGEL SCHOOL 13TH ANNUAL SOCIAL Friday 15th February at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Music by Heart & Soul.

 

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

 

SET DANCING WEEKEND:  West Limerick Set Dancing Ceili; Friday February 8 at Devon Inn with music by Taylors Cross 9 till late.  Saturday, February 9 ceili at 9pm with The Striolan Ceili Band.  Sunday, February 10 Afternoon Ceili with Johnny Reidy from 2- 5pm.  Workshop on Saturday from 10.30 – 12.30pm and 2 – 4.30pm.

 

SAFETALK offers participants an opportunity to learn four basic steps to recognise persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them with suicide helping resources. Safetalk  is a 1 day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. This training is suitable for everyone who wants to help prevent suicide and is prepared to become a suicide alert helper.  21st Feb. 10am – 1.30pm. Listowel Family Resource Centre Please Toni on 068 23584.

 

TALK at Rose Hotel Tralee on Feb. 6th, Stephen James Smith will give talk on Poetry and New Media, more from 068 21074.

 

ARDFERT: Ardfert – Fr Louis Hughes – Be still and know, Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Saturday 9th February, 2019 – 10.00am – 4.00pm. Other Ardfert Events: Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig – Tuesdays – starts Feb. 19th – 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Self Care Day: Betty Garnett  I.A.C.P,  Practical skills to promote self-care and wellbeing. Sat. 16th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Betty 0872498061. Gathering of Diocesan Parish Readers & Eucharistic Ministers: Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy – Feb 21st., 2019 – 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Ardfert Retreat Centre Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm.

 

CONRADH NA GAEILGE FESTIVAL:  Tionól (Irish language and Music w/e)   Chontae Luimnigh present the first, hopefully of many gatherings of  Folklore, Music, Poetry and History of Abbeyfeale through the Irish Language in Fr. Casey’s Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 with daily admission just €5 per day.  The official opening takes place on Friday from 7pm followed by a lecture from Séamus Ó Coileáin from Athea and ending with a traditional music concert with the Murphy family, Riona Ní Churtáin, Denis Curtin and the Flannery Sisters.   Saturday’s programme includes lectures, a   bilingual walking tour of Abbeyfeale and a traditional music session.  All are welcome.

 

ABBEYFEALE HARRIERS ANNUAL HUNTING FESTIVAL:  Sunday, February 10 – Shanahan’s Bar, Strand, Co. Limerick.  Joint Meet; Ballybrown Harriers & South Tipperary Foot Harriers.  Monday, February 11- Fleming’s Bar, Scartaglin, Co. Kerry. Joint Meet; Rockfield Harriers & Rooves Bridge Harriers. Memorial Meet for John O’Connor & Anthony Cronin.  Tuesday, February 12 – Naughtons’ Bar Mountcollins, Co. Limerick Brosna Foxhounds.  Wednesday, February 13 – The Goalpost Bar, Tournafulla, Co. Limerick.  Carraigshane Harriers.  Thursday, February 14 – Walsh’s Bar, Knocknagoshel, Co. Kerry.  Joint Meet; Lismore Harriers & South Tipperary Harriers.  Friday, February 15 – DP Lyons Bar, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick. Joint Meet; Bridgetown Harriers & Minerock Harriers.  Memorial Meet for Jackie O’Grady.  All meets at 11am.  Food kindly sponsored by publicans.  Hunting is on foot and the quarry is fox – Cap €10 per meet.  Please show respect to landowners and their property at all times.  Enquiries: Doug McGuinness (Hon. Sec. Abbeyfeale Harriers) 087 6829044 or Paddy O’Grady 087 6258933.Supported Charity – The Irish Cancer Society.

 

RUN: The annual Milford Hospice 10kmrun/walk at UL on Sunday February 3 commencing at 11am outside the main library. Contact the fundraising department at 061-485859 or 061-485860 for all the details.

 

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK AND THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF LOURDES: Mass, with Anointing

 

of the Sick and a Blessing for their carers will be celebrated in St. John’s Church, Tralee on  Monday

 

February 11th at 3.00pm. 

 

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

 

C.E. Scheme Vacancies. There are some vacancies for workers on the Athea/Carrigkerry/Old Mill C. E. Scheme. There are two vacancies in Athea for the Community Hall and one for the Church. If anyone thinks they are eligible please call 068-42301.

 

DAYS OF RECOLLECTION:  Saturday 23rd February in St. Benedict’s Priory, The Mount, Cobh.  Day begins with Mass at 9am followed by adoration.  First talk 11am. Day concludes at 3.30pm.  Lunch provided. Donations are welcome to cover the costs.  To book a place or to arrange a stay in the Retreat House contact Mother Prioress at 021/4811354.

 

PILGRIMAGE to Medjugorje from July 25th, details from 069 60375.

 

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tues 12th Feb at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info@anamcara.ie before Mon 11th Feb or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

 

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in Tarbert Community Centre on Mon. 4th Feb. from 9am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment please call 083 - 4074256.

 

DIABETES: Living with type 2 Diabetes? Let us help. Book a place on our FREE HSE Diabetes course (running once a week for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit www.hse.ie/xpert or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel. Courses also run in Tralee.

 

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw prayer meeting will take place on the 19th at 7.30pm (3rd Tuesday).  The witness will be given by Rachel O’Brien from Tiershannahan Ballyheigue.

 

ST  ITA’S  FAITH  CAMP, This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys  school ABBEYFEALE  from  Monday 29th July -Thursday 1st august 2019, we will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834

 

St. John's Theatre. FEBRUARY PROGRAMME OF EVENTS 2019

 

1st- 28th, MAPPING KERRY, An exhibition of drawings and watercolours by Gosia Shaikh-Horajska based on the work of surveyors, including Frederick James Foot in the 1850s.

 

 Tue 5th, C’EST LA VIE –  Film Club, The latest film from directors Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano is a manic French comedy set in a 17thcentury chateau where wedding disaster after disaster unfolds. In association with Access Cinema.

 

 Wed 6th, THE ESKIES- From Dublin, this five-piece group perform folk songs, gypsy jazz and sea shanties in a swaggering stage spectacle. Regulars at Glastonbury and Cambridge festivals.

 

 Thu 7th & Fri 8th  -SÍVE- The John B. Keane classic play on young love and arranged matches is presented by Abha Bhán Players, Glin/Ballyhahill. More from 068 22566.

 

SAINT FRANCIS: “Being a peacemaker,” Friar Murray Bodo says, “can be a thankless task.” But the role of the peacemaker is essential, something Saint Francis of Assisi surely understood. He embraced those who were categorized as “the enemy” and offered himself as a living bridge of peace.

 

ST BRIDGET this 10th century poem which is attributed to her, adapted by Brendan Kennelly and excerpted below:

 

I’d like to give a lake of beer to God.

 

I’d love the heavenly

 

Host to be tippling there

 

For all eternity.

 

I’d love the men of Heaven to live with me,

 

To dance and sing.

 

If they wanted, I’d put at their disposal

 

Vats of suffering……….

 

I’d sit with the men, the women and God

 

There by the lake of beer.

 

We’d be drinking good health forever

 

And every drop would be a prayer.

 

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

 

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 12, 1942; Page: 2

 

LATE FATHER ML.  O’FLANAGAN

 

" Sceilg's" Reply to Brian O'Higgins.

 

To the Editor. A Chara,

 

I should have left entirely to the judgment of your readers the letter you have just published from Brian O hUiginn only that my oration at the graveside of Fr. Michael O'Flanagan four months ago is made the basis of strangely belated strictures on the memory of the patriot to whom Cathal Brugha referred from the chair at the Inauguration of Dail Eireann as the most loyal and the most earnest priest that ever lived in Ireland,—the suspended priest, he might have added as was indeed implied, who won the General Election of 1918 and so made possible the constitutional ratification of the Proclamation of Easter Week. My graveside oration, delivered at twenty-four hours' notice, was in your office next morning, published by you that week, and reprinted by you without alteration except the admitted addition of a necessary footnote, Brian thinks it appropriate to refer to It as "the pamphlet on the late Fr. O'Flanagan written by my friend Sceilg, and reviewed in your issue of November 28"—although the review, if such there were, has escaped my notice. Were Sceilg to write a "pamphlet" on Fr. O'Flanagan it would be a pamphlet showing at some thing like his full stature the gifted priest to whom the Pope presented a special gold medal in recognition of his brilliant Lenten and Advent sermons in Rome in 1912 and 1914; to Whom, while he and I were England's prisoners in Melbourne, the venerable Archbishop there sent vestments and a chalice to enable him to say Mass even in his captivity; to whose death-bedside the Papal Nuncio and other dignitaries of the Church paid daily visits, at whose obsequies we had such striking evidence of the place he had won in the people's hearts. In seeking out the passage which Jed Brian O hUiginn to state that I said "objections to Fr. O'Flanagan's anti-papal outbursts were made only by the 'envious' or by persons of 'defective understanding,' " I find I said, not that he indulged In anti-papal outbursts, which I neither believe nor admit, but that his eloquence on his second visit to the United States a whole generation ago aroused envy in high places, which I personally knew to be true. Later, the envy manifested itself nearer home, and was aggravated by the malice of a whispering gallery, as I and hundreds of others knew also to be only too true. Of course, it never entered my mind that Brian O hUiginn could regard the cap as fitting himself. How could I or anybody else even dream that Brian na Banban envied Fr. Michael O'Flanagan, I happened to have been a patient at St. Ann's Hydro, Blarney, when Brian O hUiginn and Fr. O'Flanagan came into conflict at the Sinn Fein Ard-Fheis a decade ago, and have no wish to contest Brian's claim to the distinction of being "the first to challenge openly in a Republican assembly Fr. O'Flanagan's harmful attacks": he is assured of the entire credit for his simultaneous protection of the Papacy and the Public Mind. That, I think, was about the time of Father O'Flanagan's first occupancy of the Presidency of Sinn Fein, of which he had been responsible and efficient Vice-President for many years. And he was re-elected twelve months later in spite of certain elements of opposition on the veiled plea that he had taken an official appointment. Subsequently, he and I were invited to participate in a Radio production of the inauguration of Dail Eireann. He Consented, and rendered himself liable to expulsion from the organisation, somewhat as has happened to notable personalities in kindred bodies. I declined. Had I agreed, and been expelled in consequence, I should not regard myself as the less a Republican on that account. Neither did Fr. O'Flanagan. He and I, although no longer active in Sinn Fein, attended important conferences of that body a short time before his death, and everyone knows how active and welcome he was some time previously on Dublin platforms demanding the release of Republican prisoners then fasting to the point of death. I must say it seems to me utterly unworthy of Brian O hUiginn to refer to the departed patriot as the "poor priest estranged for years from his priestly duties, wandering to and fro between Ireland and the United States like a lost soul, and attacking most wantonly on American platforms such faithful colleagues as Mary McSwiney and Austin Stack." As Austin and I returned from New York in 1922, Austin told me that Fr. O'Flanagan and he had a pretty sharp clash there while I was away to the Coast. Subsequently Miss McSwiney told me that she and Fr. O'Flanagan disagreed In New York  also. I was publicly and politically associated with him for a full quarter of a century,—more intimately during our world tour—and I never once found occasion to clash with him: on the contrary, I always found him conciliatory and tractable, earnest withal, simple and Joyous almost as a happy child. After the launching of Fianna Fail when rumours were rife that some of our people commendably exerted themselves to minimise the effect of the split thus created, it was said he did refer in America to Miss Mc-Swiney as fairy godmother of the new departure, and I know she indignantly resented the suggestion. I do not believe that the wanton attacks from American platforms to which Brian O h-Uiginn refers ever went beyond that, and my sources of information there have at no time been negligible, while I am, I hope, As solicitous as anybody else for the good name of our departed comrades. Such rumours are invariably magnified in the carrying; and I know well how hostile propaganda represented Father O'Flanagan and myself as pro-Communist in Australia, even at home. What actual proof has Brian O hUiginn that Fr. O'Flanagan wantonly attacked his colleagues when he was in America as Sinn Fein envoy after the launching of Fianna Fall? for that was the only occasion on which it could have happened. Fr. O'Flanagan spent two subsequent holidays in the United States while "estranged from his priestly duties," as has been said, but not in the character of "a lost soul." Meanwhile he had celebrated Requiem Mass at his father's obsequies in his native parish. Reaching San Francisco on the eve of a Church festival, he was asked by his host. Mgr. Rogers, who fully knew his position in Ireland, to celebrate High Mass in his pariah. Mgr. Rogers accompanied him back to Ireland; and as I happened to be amongst the first to meet them on their reaching Dublin, the distinguished Monsignor, Whose unfailing practice was 'to get all requisites for his Church and hospitable presbytery from Ireland, told me with joy how delighted he and his flock were to have Fr. O'Flanagan as celebrant of that High Mass. I need not labour that aspect of the matter. He soon spent a second, and last, holiday in the United States mainly, I think, in connection with the deepsea goggles he had invented and a device to mitigate sea-sickness in which also he was long interested. With him on the second holiday was a Basque priest who previously had endeared himself to numbers of people here on the occasion of the Eucharistic Congress, and was, in fact, specially entertained at Sinn Fein headquarters. Before setting out on their voyage, Fr. O'Flanagan, I think, took him to Maynooth. The visitor still shared the Basque eagerness to shake off the Spanish yoke, as we have been eager to regard England's difficulty as Ireland's opportunity. On account of the Communist complexion of the new Republican Government in Spain —though its inauguration was loudly welcomed by leaders of the Free State Government here—the whispering gallery In America branded the two visiting priests as Communists, whereas the real Communists were fighting or intriguing against General Franco. Fr. O'Flanagan had the courage to spend a further holiday in Spain—probably on the invitation of the Basque priest-—to see things there with his own eyes. How anxious he was to study the Catholic position there, on account of what we were told by priests no well-informed as Dr Peter Magennis and Fr. John Condon, I know personally since our own casual visit there twenty years ago. I must not let myself be tempted into a discussion of the political relations between the Papacy and Ireland. From the lapse into heresy of Henry VIII until the practical usurpation of the English throne by King William—practically a period of a century and a half—successive Popes exhorted and armed-Ireland to wage war for the Faith against England. Outside of that, the Papal policy has another aspect: from the exploitation of the Bull of Pope Adrian IV down to the Papal attitude towards the Plan of Campaign in the days of Archbishop Croke and Archbishop Walsh and the well-known fate of Mgr. Persico. From my knowledge of Papal history, I am only too conscious that it is not a subject for newspaper controversy by the uninformed or the half-Informed, and from my long intimacy with Father O'Flanagan, I feel fully satisfied —regardless of prejudiced statements to the contrary—that, on the whole, he endeavoured when dealing with the subject to handle it with becoming restraint, although his feelings cannot have been sweetened by the treatment of Dr. Michael O'Hickey whom he met a good deal in Rome, or the reported attitude of Dr. Cattaneo, Papal Representative, towards our mission in Australia.

 

 

 

As my estimate of the lovable priest whom it is such a lasting happiness to have had as friend remains Unaltered, may I repeat,—for the information of those who may not have the opportunity to read the oration here under discussion—the passage enshrining the ties which will keep his memory among my mind's choicest treasures:

 

 

 

I have shared his cabin in the great oceans of the world, and shared his ward and served his Mass in Britain's dungeons at Botany Bay and Melbourne. No one living has heard him speak so often in the great cities of America and Australia and elsewhere; and I can solemnly say here at his open grave that I never heard one word fall from his lips that was not worthy of an Irish patriot priest.

 

 

 

Brian O hUiginn I feel sure will be among the first to realise that it is due to the memory of him whose lips are sealed forever to state

 

1. Why he was first censured instead of being upheld as the young priests of Limerick were?

 

2. Why he was first suspended, and why the suspension was removed?

 

3. Why he was again suspended; and when, why, and by whom the suspension was removed? Candid answers to these questions will remove whatever prejudice may yet remain against the outstanding priest who, with good warrant, held his head high while he freely gave his all for Mother Ireland and human liberty. Whether answered or not. I believe his constancy will bear fruit, and that it will be long again before an Irish priest, young or old, is so inconsiderately treated.

 

J. J. O'KELLY.

 

 

 

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But a growing body of opinion believes the UN is wrong. We will not reach 11 billion by 2100. Instead, the human population will top out at somewhere between 8 and 9 billion around the middle of the century, and then begin to decline.

 

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MORE NEWS: At Sunday’s closing Mass for World Youth Day (WYD) in Panama, it was announced that the next edition of the international festival will take place in Lisbon, Portugal. While there are undoubtedly multiple reasons, Lisbon is less than an hour’s drive from Fatima.

 

 

 

There are an estimated 35 million Mayflower descendants worldwide. As the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing approaches, many people are eager to confirm a genealogical connection to the 50 passengers who left descendants.

 

2019 January 30 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION – well done to all parents/guardians who attended the First Holy Communion meeting recently   with Aileen Murphy.  The following are the dates for the preparation Masses in Knockanure at 10am and Moyvane at 11am.  Sunday 10th February, Sunday 3rd March, Sunday 17th March, Sunday 7th April, Sunday April 28th.   The final reunion of thanksgiving will be on Sunday June 9th (Pentecost Sunday).

 

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week, continues till 3rd February.

 

BEST wishes to Mrs. Mary Madden, for forty years of dedicated service to Murhur National School.  Health, blessings and happiness for a long and happy retirement.  We extend a chéad míle fáilte to Ms. Maria O’Regan who takes over as Principal this week.  

 

LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL – Tarbert, Moyvane and Knockanure Ladies are holding a Registration Day for Under 8’s up as far as Under 18’s on Sun. 3rd Feb. at 12 Noon in the Marion Hall Moyvane.

 

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €2800 jackpot for the Friday 25th January draw. Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 23, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure; 2. Kay Heffernan, c/o Paddy Kennelly; 3. Fiona Buckley, Knockanure School; 4. Teddy Dore, c/o Kevin’s, and 5. Breda Harley, c/o John Barry. Next draw to be held on Friday 1st February with jackpot up to €2900.

 

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to thank all the Knockanure and Moyvane parishioners who contributed to our recent church gate collections. Your contribution as always was very much appreciated.

 

RAMBLING House First Thursday of each month at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  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.

 

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in Tarbert Community Centre on Mon. 4th Feb. from 9am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment please call 083 - 4074256.      

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Dan Harnett of Kilmorna who recently graduated from UL with a Masters in Marketing.

 

FEAST of At Brigid, 1st Feb, Presentation of the lord Sat. 2nd, St Blaise Sun. 3rd. Monday 4th World Cancer Day.

 

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday (1st ). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

 

DEATH occurred of Michael Walsh, St. Peter`s Drive, Greenhills, Dublin formerly Walkinstown and Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, on 19th January 2019.  Husband of Theri (nee Doyle), father of Ian, Barry and Gerry. Also survived by daughters-in-law Deirdre, Joanne and Moira, grandchildren Sophie, Daniel, Harry, Ben, Aisling, Caitlin, Laura, Ava and Alec, sister Peg, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Michael on Wednesday, 23rd January, in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills. Funeral after to Newlands Cross Cemetery.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Regan, Jo Heffernan, Eiley Mai O’Flaherty, Tess Geoghegan, Sr. Hubert Foley, Fr. Eddie Morrissey, Eileen Holly, Davie McMahon, Dick Stack, Pat Barrett, Terry Wogan, Patsy Stack, Paddy Broder, Mae Relihan, Mary Fitzgibbons, Brendan Keane, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ralph Toomey, Eamon Pelican, Denis Noonan, Noreen Hilliard, Eileen O’Connell, Bridget Brosnan, Nora Mary Stack, Sr. Joan Curtin, Denny Mulvihill, Mass on Mon 28th at  7.30pm for Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle, Eileen McNamara & Mary & Peggy Moriarty; Fri    1st  at 7.30pm for Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village,& deceased family members ; Sat  2nd  at    7.30pm for Dick Stack, Moyvane South, and Mass on  Sun 3rd at 11.00am for Denis Mulvihill, Moyvane. Mass Knockanure on Sun 3rd  at 10.00am, for       Jim & Kathleen O’Connor, Knockanure.

 

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, which amounted to €691.00.

 

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS: raised the following amounts at the Church Gate Collections over the Christmas period.  Moyvane €1,483.10; Knockanure €481.06.  Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

 

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

 

DRAMA:  The Abbeyside Players take to the Glórach stage with their production of the famed John B Keane play, The Chastitute on Thursday, January 31.  As soon as The Abbeyside Players finish their run the Abbeyfeale Drama Group take the stage with ‘Marriage of Connivance’ from February 12.

 

ATHEA Drama Group present, The Lonesome West  in Athea on 7th, 9th and 10th of Feb.

 

CLASSES: North Kerry College Upper Church St., Listowel - Spring Night Classes.  Enrolment takes place on Wed. 30th Jan & Tues. 5th Feb from 7-8.30pm.  Classes include Tai Chi, Sign Language, Millinery, Nutrition for the New Year, Intermediate Computers, Working with Clay, Make-Up & Skin Care, Spring in the Garden, Conversational Spanish, Introduction to Photography, QQI Classes Level 5 Care Skills, Palliative Care, Understanding Special Needs.  Classes begin on Tues. 12th Feb.  Book online at northkerrycollege.ie or call 086-0289958.

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  068/23584 for details on the following courses:

 

Cooking on a budget starting in March 10am to 12noon. Learn to paint using acrylics – Monday mornings. Cooking & Nutrition Fetac Level 3 – learn to prepare nutritious meals.    

 

TALKS at Rose Hotel Tralee. 30th Jan. at 8pm, Tomi Reichental a holocaust survivor and on Feb. 6th, Stephen James Smith will give talk on Poetry and New Media, more from 068 21074.

 

CREATIVE Ireland Kerry are having a look at Lixnaw Lost Palace on Sat 2nd Feb. at 11am, more information from Kerry County Council arts section.

 

ART; Texaco Children’s Art competition in its 65th year, closing date for entries 28th Feb. 2019

 

CONRADH NA GAEILGE FESTIVAL:  Tionól (Irish language and Music w/e)   Chontae Luimnigh present the first, hopefully of many gatherings of  Folklore, Music, Poetry and History of Abbeyfeale through the Irish Language in Fr. Casey’s Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 with daily admission just €5 per day.  The official opening takes place on Friday from 7pm followed by a lecture from Séamus Ó Coileáin from Athea and ending with a traditional music concert with the Murphy family, Riona Ní Churtáin, Denis Curtin and the Flannery Sisters.   Saturday’s programme includes lectures, a   bilingual walking tour of Abbeyfeale and a traditional music session.  All are welcome.

 

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

 

WRITERS Week competition closing date 1st March 2019.

 

CONGRATULATIONS to Duagh Girls team on reaching the final of the Allianz Cumann na

 

mBunscoil League.

 

ST PIO meeting in Lixnaw; February prayer meeting will take place on the 19th at 7.30pm (3rd Tuesday).  The witness will be given by Rachel O’Brien from Tiershannahan Ballyheigue.  Rachel is in her 27th year and is recovering from a stroke which struck her 2 years ago.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm; Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Sat. 9th Feb.10am-4pm; Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays - starts Feb. 19th. 7.30-9pm.  Bookings: Call 0667134276.

 

TARBERT  BRIDEWELL - Active Retirement Group,  have arranged for Garda Paul Murphy to speak on Safety in the Home on Fri. 1st Feb. at 11am  in Tarbert Bridewell. Non-members are welcome to attend.

 

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: at  The  Brandon  Hotel, January 28th to 31st. Monday from 5pm to 8.30pm.

 

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm. Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and  on  Giving  Blood  can  be  found  on www.giveblood.ie or by telephoning 021 4807400 or 1850 731 137

 

FAIR: Progressive Pathways Fair 2019: The Rose Hotel, Tralee on Wed. Jan. 30th, 12 –6pm.

 

RAMBLING HOUSE: Listowel Rambling House at Kerry Writers’ Museum takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm.

 

FRIENDS OF CUAN MHUIRE: A centre of Hope, Welcome and  Support  for:  individuals, concerned families, those who have completed the recovery programme and those in need of help as a result of addiction. Come and see. Enjoy a coffee or tea. A listening ear could calm your fear. 21A Strand Street. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Phone 087 366 5003.

 

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE  TO  FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. May 10th—17th, 2019. Enquiries to Premier Travel 021 4277700, email norady@premiertravel.ie or Maureen Harty on 066 7131328

 

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE Will visit Listowel Monday 29th April and are looking for Homestay Hosts. Can you donate a bed for one night? CAS need your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. If you live within a reasonable distance i.e. 20 mile radius from Listowel and can office a bed for 1 night along with a shower/bath facilities and a meal we would be greatly appreciate it.. Please contact: homestays@cycleagainstsuicide.com ‘It’s ok no to feel ok; and it is absolutely ok to ask for help’

 

VOLUNTERING: Overseas Volunteering Training Course - Open To All!  This enjoyable course, run over 4 weekends from Feb to May, is for anybody who is interested in overseas or home volunteering at some stage or who just wants to learn more about global injustice issues and how we fit in. Training covers Community Development, Health, Global Awareness, Mission, etc.and begins on 9-10 Feb in Dublin. Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more info.

 

 PATHWAYS FAIR 2019, Have you a disability, illness or additional support needs. Would you like information about Employment, Education, Training and Support options available to you. Come along to the free Event -Progressive Pathways Fair, Rose Hotel Tralee, Wednesday January 30th12 -6pm.Free transport to the event available –check out routes, pick-up points and booking information on www.locallinkkerry.ie

 

WEEKEND OF PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP AND HEALING on Saturday February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd 2019 at Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville Co. Cork. Keynote Speaker: Ros Powell   (Catholic Christian Evangelist U.K.). Talks: Fr. John Keane CC (Cloyne Diocese); Fr. Tony Emeka MHM        (Cameroon); Msgr. Finbarr O Leary (Ecuador Missions)

 

Admission to the event is Free but pre-booking is necessary. To book please contact: Celia 087 2405568   Mary 087 2898518   Nuala 086 1544075  Tom 087 6468658   Pat 087 2505528.

 

IS YOUR NAME HARNETT:  Back in 2012 a small group of people got together and organised a Harnett Reunion in order to celebrate our name and the fact that the Harnetts are a major part of the fabric of West Limerick history and society. Much to our surprise people joined us from all over Ireland and abroad. Since that time Harnett relatives have visited the area each summer and we have had many requests for another reunion. So we are now planning Harnett Reunion International for July 11-14, 2019. More from HarnettReunion2019 @gmail.com

 

 

 

BIRDS: Geoff Hunt Birdwatching on the Shannon

 

Posted on 20/01/2019    by glinnews. Thanks to Birdwatch Ireland Limerick Branch.

 

Huge thanks to Geoff Hunt for leading over 20 people at our outing today. Starting at Tarbert near the ferry we spotted a Mediterranean Gull in a flock of Black-headed Gulls. Then on to the hide outside Tarbert where there was plenty of Shelduck, Widgon, Teal, Curlew, Redshank and 4 Snipe flying along the shoreline to mention but a few. We stopped in Glin next where some of the luckier people saw a Dipper and Kingfisher on the river but they were gone in a flash!! On our way to Robertstown Creek we stopped off at Loghill where a large flock of Lapwing, Dunlin a few Curlew were on the mudflats. After a short time we moved on to Robertstown Creek itself and sitting on it’s plucking post was a Kestral having lunch…a mouse!! In the creek the was a large flock of Golden Plover, some Lapwing, Curlew, Godwit and 4 Little Egrets who flew into a tree, we also got a glimpse of another Little Egret at the opposite side. Great day out and the weather was kind to us.

 

 

 

NOTES: Kerryman 10 -12 1960; Excepts from County notes.

 

Moyvane had Bazar, first night winner mentioned Mossy Ml Kearney of Kilbaha. Door prize won by Mr Gerald Carmody, son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Carmody, Cuss.

 

Door prize on second night won by Mrs J Stack, Moyvane South. The best win of the night went to Mr Jas Flaherty, Glin Road Moyvane.

 

We had 24 hours of rain on Saturday and hailstone and thunder on Sunday.

 

Prices of pigs sold here considered moderate.

 

Marriage in Moyvane of Mr Jn.  McInerney of Tullyleague, Glin and Miss Mary Bunce of Barrogougeen, Miss Bridget Carr cousin of the bride was bridesmaid.

 

Extension Dance in Marian Hall on Friday night next.

 

TARBERT NOTES:

 

Archbishop E J Fitzmaurice is recovering after treatment in Mallow hospital, he is due to return to USA later.  Miss Rosemary Wall staff nurse at Bon Secours Hospital, Ballinmore.

 

Billards Street League , top men John Colleran, Paul Sullivan and Michael Carmody.

 

Death of Martin Murphy Shanaway, buried Lislaughtin Abbey.

 

LYREACROMPANE Notes.

 

Marriage of Denis Browne, Cloughboone and Miss Bridie Cahill of Dromada.

 

Marriage of Mr James F ODonnell of Abbeyfeale hill and Miss Eileen Fealy of Toor. Also wed, in Duagh, Mr Jeremiah Mahony of Cordal and Miss Nora Lynch of Dromada.

 

DEATH of Mr William Dillon of Gurtaclohane.

 

Parish Hall, a branch of CYMS formed in Duagh and they propose to provide a parish hall and a sportsfield.

 

Visitors; Tom Horgan accompanied by his wife from Detroit are spending Christmas at Clahane.

 

Patrick L Buckley has sold his greyhound for substantial sum.

 

Electricity has arrived at Clahane, East Dromada is still waiting.

 

 

 

Kerryman 1904-current, 04.02.1961, page 18 (Extracts)

 

Acknowledgements; Mrs Margaret Shanahan of Gortdromagowna, Knockanure and late of Moyvane.

 

 

 

Lung cancer accounted for approximately one-quarter of all cancer deaths in 2018. Helping find a solution to that most deadly disease, Professor Josue Sznitman is engineering a targeted drug delivery system to the lungs that combines inhalation therapy with nano-engineering and magnetic fields.

 

https://www.jta.org/paidpost/american-technion-society/5-tiny-technologies-with-life-saving-impact?utm_source=JTA%20Maropost&utm_campaign=JTA&utm_medium=email&mpweb=1161-8516-35794

 

 

 

Local Items from Kerryman

 

https://northkerry.wordpress.com/2019/01/14/kerryman-notes/

 

 

 

 

 

2019 January 23 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

 

 

CANDLEMAS DAY – Saturday February 2nd, is the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord and Candlemas Day.  It is customary for homes to have blessed candles.  Blessed candles are available currently from the Parish Office.  The blessing of throats will take place at the Vigil on February 2nd and at both Masses on Sunday 3rd. Feb. 3rd Novena to our Lady of Lourdes begins.

 

COMMUNION: Tues 22nd at  7.30pm First Holy Communion preparation talk -Aileen Murphy (For parents/guardians of children in Moyvane & Knockanure making their First Holy Communion in May – Please note children are not to attend)  

 

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: wish to acknowledge receipt of funding from The Bon Secours Hospital under the ‘Bon Secours Hospital Tralee Community Initiatives Fund’.

 

GAA Lotto Knockanure Results; There was no winner of the €2700 jackpot on Friday 18th January. Numbers drawn were 2, 20, 22, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Mike Hussey, c/o Mike Lynch; 2. Helena O’Connor c/o Kevin’s; 3. Michelle Dore c/o Speedys; 4. Peg Moloney Tullahinell, Bally, and 5. Mossie Kearney, Moyvane South. Next draw on Friday 25th with jackpot up to €2800.

 

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the family of the late Tom McMahon Duagh. Tom was an avid sports supporter and he always had a great love of the game. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family & wife circle of friends at this time.

 

DEATH: Carol Channing, the original star of ‘Hello Dolly, dies at 97.

 

SYMPATHY To Mary Lynch & family, Leitrim Middle on the death of her brother-in-law John Carolan, Co. Meath.

 

DEATH took place on 13th January 2019 of Sr. Josephine Lynch, Sisters of Mercy, Mount St. Vincent, O’Connell Avenue, Limerick and Late of Glasha, Athea. Survived by her sister-in-law Nora, nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, relatives, friends and her Mercy Community. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Sr. Josephine on 15th Jan, burial afterwards in St. Mary's Convent Cemetery.

 

DEATH occurred on 16th January 2019 of Mary Collins (née Long) `Beaupre House`, Athea & late of Collin`s Shop, Athea. Predeceased by her husband J.P. Survived by son Pius, grandsons Paul, Jamie, Tom & Philip, great-grandchildren, and brothers. Requiem Mass for Mary Collins was celebrated on Friday at in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, and burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

DEATH has taken place of Hugh Brady, UK., who died in Ipswich.  Sympathy to his mother Noreen Brady Kennelly.  A memorial mass will be celebrated in Rathea at a later date.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Fiona O’Connor, Joseph V Buckley, Mary Nolan, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Sr. Enda Beasley, Fr. Pat Ahern (Ballyline),Peggy Fitzgerald, Emma Holly, Eileen Galvin, Mary Morrissey, Teresa Margaret Hanrahan, Lily O’Keeffe, Pat Cunningham, Patrick Walsh, Moss Joe Gilbert, Nora Hunt, Margaret Murphy, Mass Moyvane: Mon 21st  at 7.30pm for John Gregg, Aughrim & deceased of the Gregg & Hanrahan families; Wed 23rd at 7.30pm for Mary Nolan, Glenalappa; Thurs 24th  at 7.30pm for Eileen Dalton, Glin (Rec Dec); Fri  25th at 7.30pm for             Larry McCaffery,(Rec Dec); Sat  26th   at 7.30pm for Bill Horan, Aughrim  & dec. of the Horan family, and Mass on Sun                 27th at 11.00am in Moyvane for Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure on Sun 27th at 10.00am for Ollie Leahy, & his grandson Jason Plested.

 

BLOOD DONATION CLINICS will take place in Abbeyfeale at Coláiste Ide agus  Iosef on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd January from 6p.m. to 9p.m. Ballybunion Clinic will be held at their Community Centre on 24th Jan, from 5pm to 8pm. 1,000 people in Ireland receive blood transfusions every week.

 

Catholic Schools Week 27th January- 3rd February. Celebrating the Work of Our Catholic School.

 

WRITERS Week closing date for competition entries 1st March 2019. Please remember Dan Keane Primary Schools’ Poetry Competition, more from 068 21074.

 

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL:  Wish to acknowledge the grant received from Kerry County Council for works at Knockanure Church. 

 

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Certified Paediatric First Aid Course on Tuesday 19th & 26th February 10.30am to 12.30pm.  €15.  Limited spaces  23584. Song chant: Develop confidence in your singing and speaking voice and learn ways of singing to relieve stress and anxiety by connecting voice, body and mind. Starting 28th January for six weeks 10.30am to 12.30pm.  Singing Tutor Audrey O’Carroll.  €30. 068 23584.

 

A FEAST OF DRAMA:  The Abbeyside Players take to the Glórach stage with their production of the famed John B Keane play, The Chastitute on Thursday, January 31.  As soon as The Abbeyside Players finish their run the Abbeyfeale Drama Group take the stage with ‘Marriage of Connivance’ from February 12.

 

LISTOWEL LIBRARY: will host a talk on Nutrition for Kids in the Twenty First Century, facilitated by Niamh O Connor, accredited Dietician and Nutrition Consultant. Target audience –parents/guardians of children and young people on Thursday, 24 January  Listowel Library, 11.00 am, Free event.

 

ADULT EDUCATION CENTRE (OLD TECH Abbeyfeale):  Many classes on offer in Mountmahon. 

 

CONRADH NA GAEILGE FESTIVAL:  Tionól (Irish language and Music w/e)   Chontae Luimnigh present the first, hopefully of many gatherings of  Folklore, Music, Poetry and History of Abbeyfeale through the Irish Language in Fr. Casey’s Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 with daily admission just €5 per day.  The official opening takes place on Friday from 7pm followed by a lecture from Séamus Ó Coileáin from Athea and ending with a traditional music concert with the Murphy family, Riona Ní Churtáin, Denis Curtin and the Flannery Sisters.   Saturday’s programme includes lectures, a   bilingual walking tour of Abbeyfeale and a traditional music session.  All are welcome.

 

WOODTURNERS WORKSHOP:  Limerick and District Woodturners – one of whose founder members was the late Liam Flynn, Convent St. - will hold their first workshop of 2019 at the Crescent College, Dooradoyle on Thursday, January 24 from 7.30 – 9.30pm.  Membership is open to anyone and include turners of all levels from beginner to professional.  Further information John Ryan 087 1260525.

 

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

 

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE - Christian Spiritual Deveopment Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30pm. Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Sat. 9th Feb.10am to 4pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays - starts Feb. 19th. 7.30pm to 9pm. Bookings: Call 066-7134276.

 

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE - are now taking requests for 2019.  We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Freshen up the rooms of your home for the New Year with a new coat of paint. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. powerwashing of footpaths and driveways).  We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 -23429 or 087-3776724.

 

THE BIODIVERSITY STUDY OF TARBERT (2018) - will be launched in the Community Centre immediately after the 11.30am Mass on this Sunday, 20th Jan. This study was undertaken by Biodiversity Consultant, Geoff Hunt at the request of Tarbert Development Association – Tidy Towns. Geoff will be present to discuss his findings and all are welcome to attend.

 

A Weekend of Praise Worship and Healing in the Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville, Co. Cork on Sat & Sun Feb. 2nd/3rd 2019.  Holy Mass and Confessions both days. Speakers include Sr. Josephine Walsh UK, Fr. John Keane Macroom, Fr. Tony Emeka Nigeria, Canon Michael Fitzgerald Mitchelstown, Msgr. Finbarr O Leary Ecuador and more. Admission is free but do book your place on 087 2405568.

 

ST JOHN’S; Wed 23rd the Petersens Family Bluegrass Band; Thursday 24th The Best of Traditional, and Fri 25th Misses Liffey, more from 068 22566.

 

DESIGNER MINDS will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. 1 hour of fun, hands-on, educational activities each week, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment. Starts week of 21st January. Visit www.designerminds.ie or call 087631 0411

 

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERING TRAINING COURSE - Open To All! - This enjoyable course, run over 4 weekends from February to May, is for anybody who is interested in overseas or home volunteering at some stage or who just wants to learn more about global injustice issues and how we fit in. Training covers Community Development, Health, Global Awareness, Mission, etc. and begins on 9-10 February 2019 in Dublin. Contact Viatores Christi  01-8689986 or email apply@viatoreschristi.com for more info.

 

STUDY PROGRAMME OF THE CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH: Thursday 24th January from

 

7.30pm – 9pm.  Kerry Life and Family Centre, Park Lane Mews, Denny Street, Tralee. Introduction by Máirín Ní Shúilleabháin. This is an information Night only with no obligation to join the study group.  0876590551 Email: kerrylifeandfamily@gmail.com. 

 

SHEP – THE SOCIAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION PROJECT:  Two new programmes available in West Limerick, ‘Effective Communication for Better Relationships’ in St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, begins on Monday, January 28,  from 10.00am to 12.30pm for 8 weeks (to March 25). ‘An Introduction to Personal Development’ in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West, begins on Wednesday, January 3, from 10.00am to 12.30pm for 8 weeks (to March 20). Please contact Adrienne at West Limerick Resources on 087-2773294/aoconnell@wlr.ie for further details and to register your interest.

 

 WORLD YOUTH DAY PANAMA 2019: Panama was announced by Pope Francis as

 

the host city of World Youth Day 2019 which will take place this month from Tuesday 22 to Sunday 27 January. Pope Francis will arrive at the event a day after it begins and take part from the 23rd to the 27th of January.

 

PATHWAYS FAIR 2019. Have you a disability, illness or additional support needs. Would you like information about Employment, Education, Training and Support options available to you. Come along to the free Event -Progressive Pathways Fair, Rose Hotel Tralee, Wednesday January 30

 

th12 -6pm.Free transport to the event available –check out routes, pick-up points and booking information on www.locallinkkerry.ie

 

TRALEE: LEGION OF MARY: Meetings are held in St. John’s Parish  Centre  at  2.30pm  each Monday. Please join us. All welcome

 

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL  PRAYER  GROUP: Each Thursday evening in St. John’s Parish Centre, beginning with the Rosary at 7.45pm. Meeting concludes at 9.15pm.

 

DIOCESAN  PILGRIMAGE  TO FATIMA; Led by Fr. Noel Spring. May 10th—17th2019. Enquiries to Premier Travel 021 4277700,  email  norady@premiertravel.ie or Maureen Harty on 066 7131328

 

PILGRIMAGES TO MEDJUGORJE:  May 21st from Cork or September 11th from Shannon.  Accompanied by Fr.  Brendan Walsh as Spiritual Director in May.  For more information contact Bridie McCarthy on 087 655 4296.

 

KERRY CLUBS FAIR:  Killarney Lions Club in association with Killarney Credit Union, are giving adults in Kerry an easy way to find out about  club/activities that they can be part of, free of charge. This event takes place at Killarney Racecourse between 2pm and 5pm on this Sunday January 20th and will showcase 50 clubs and societies that you may like to participate with or volunteer with. Take the first step to new beginnings.

 

 

 

 

 

ASYLUM: This information is from Report of the Managing Committee of the Widows and Orphans' Asylum, for the Care and Maintenance of the Destitute Widows and Orphans of the Emigrants of 1847, published in Toronto in 1848.

 

  Rules include: Five o'clock, A.M. Bell to ring for rising. Five to seven, A.M. 1st Inmates to wash and dress, in the evening half-past eight o'clock, P.M. Lights to be extinguished. 627 admitted to the asylum of which 523 were Catholic.

 

Breakfast Tea and bread on Sunday and portage for the rest of the week; Dinner bread and meat every second day and bread and soup the rest of the days; Supper Bread and tea every day.

 

 

 

When they were closing in 1848 the inmates were given to people of various trades; Joseph Smith age 10 years was given to a farmer; Mary Fitzgibbons age 5 given to a lawyer; Mary Gallagher age 10 to a shopkeeper; Mathew Tierney age 14 to a Physician ; Sally Nowland to a pensioner; Three Harte girls were given to a Rector; Mgt. Feron age 13 to a Schoolmaster; Nora Hays age 12 to a boarding house; Pat Nugent age 12 to a butcher; Pat O Connor age 12  bound to a shoemaker; Ann McCabe to be brought up as his own by Tom Donoghue; Pat Nugent age 12 to be bound to a smith; Maria Mooney age 14 to be paid $1 per month; Jane Williamson to a schoolmaster to get food and clothes for 3 years; Hugh Tierney age 10 bound to blacksmith for 4 years; Catherine Gilgooly to be maintained till 18 years by Rev Rice; John Doyle age 12 to be bound to blacksmith to get food and clothes for 5 years; Several were in charge of Fr Sandell PP; Ann Carroll a widow age 24 went to a farmer for $2 per month.

 

FROM: From Richard M Doherty. I was just looking at the section on Knockanure and Moyvane Sisters and saw the 3 children of Matt Doherty and Ellen Lyston who became nuns.  The latter two I found in the Annals of the Presentation Sisters in Tralee (through the auspices of Fr. Jimmy Kissane - R.I.P.).  I am sure I wouldn't have seen these records had he not interceded for me.  I will miss my visits with him.  He was so interested in the family history.  Here is some information from the Presentation Annals:

 

    Kate (or Catherine) Doherty was called in Religion "Sister Mary Austin Joseph of the Sacred Heart" entering the convent on 16 February 1871, took the habit of the congregation on 15 September 1871, and made her profession on 16 September 1873.

 

    Ellen Doherty was called in Religion "Sister Mary David Joseph of the Face of Jesus" entering the convent on 23 February 1869, took the habit of the congregation on 14 September 1869, and made her profession on 15 September 1871.

 

    Obviously, the Loreto Sister would not appear in the Presentation Annals, but I assume that Cyril Jane Doherty was Janette, the youngest child of Matt and Ellen.

 

 

 

STORIES from Schools.

 

“Long ago people used to fight with blackthorn sticks.”

 

Long ago people used to fight with blackthorn sticks. About twenty men united and they met twenty others in a certain place, and they fought until the most of the people were killed. That fighting used to be going on in Newtownsandes between people called the Cooleens and the Black Mulvihill’s. They fought after Mass on Sundays, and when they met at fairs and markets they fought also. The parish priest of Newtownsandes often tired to stop the fighting but it was of no use. One Sunday they met in Newtownsandes to fight a terrible battle. They were fighting from about nine o'clock in the morning until about five o'clock in the evening, and at that time one of the Cooleens was dead. That ended the fighting in Newtownsandes. Every other Sunday after that the priest came out in the street after Mass, and ordered all the people to go home, and not to fight any more. The two sides were advised by him, and they never again fought.

 

Collector- Joe Walsh; Informant- Martin Kennelly, Age  58, Address,  Leitrim East, Moyvane Co. Kerry.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buying and Selling Long Ago

 

Long ago people used have great trouble and hardship when having to go to fairs and markets as they had not the same means of travelling as they have now. The advent of trains, motors, and lorries, long journeys were done on foot. The bargains at fairs were most amusing as there were many hand-slaps to cut or divide the pound or shilling to complete the sale. Then the buyer and seller with some friends that helped the sale, adjourned to a public house and took a few drinks as a token of friendship. Butter markets were very important, it was made at home and taken to the markets in little casks called firkins. They used get better prices then than now. Other people used carry a bag of potatoes to a shop and bring home their value in goods. Farmers used join in the filling of firkins. They used take it to town and one would get the value the week and the other next week. Drink was very cheap that time, porter was sold for 4D per pint. It was also very hard for the poor farmers going such long journeys to fairs getting up at 2 o'clock and driving their cattle with the aid of lamps, and then having to wait several hours before the buyer would come to them. They used have money made out of leather. There was once a man and he took a load of Oats to Killarney to pay his rent. Once there lived a man and he carried a small black cow with very big horns, when asked by the jobber "how much for the frame", the owner answered "handle bars and all going together". Another man had a very big cow and when asked "how much for the hearse" answered, "all according to how for you have to carry the corpse".

 

Collector -Kathleen Fitzgerald, Address, Leanamore, Ballylongford, Co. Kerry.

 

Much more here.

 

https://www.duchas.ie/en/src?q=fairs&t=CbesTranscript&p=2&ct=CI

 

 

 

Abbeyfeale Cotter https://www.facebook.com/forgottenireland.ie/videos/364689781014058/UzpfSTE1MDE4NDI0MzQ6MTAyMTgxMzk0Mjc1NDYxMzk/

 

 

 

 

 

Great Southern Trail

 

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

 

 

 

March For Life

 

http://blog.newadvent.org/2019/01/unique-from-day-one-crowds-gather-in.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2019 January 16 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

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

 

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Lixnaw prayer meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. (3rd Tuesday).  The witness will be given by Retired Garda Sergeant, Tom Murphy from Waterville. 

 

FEAST of St Ita January 15th.

 

BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to Chrissie Mulvihill, Upper Athea, who celebrated her 90th birthday over Christmas.

 

FIRST Holy Communion meeting will take place in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 22nd January at 7.30pm.  It is important that all parents/guardians attend. Children are not to attend as this is for

 

 the parents/guardians only.  If you cannot attend contact the Parish Office  49308.

 

GAA Knockanure: There was no winner of our first jackpot of the new year. Jackpot was €2600. Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 12, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Margaret Clancy Knockanure; 2. Joe Cahill, Sern Sweeney, Lisaniska; 3. Bridget Riordan, c/o Leens Hotel; 4. Sean McCoy, 15. Collins Park, Abbeyfeale, and 5. John Murphy, St. It’s Rd, Abbeyfeale

 

Next draw will be up to €2700 with draw to be held on Friday 18th January.

 

TARBERT BRIDEWELL - will reopen for business on Mon. 14th Jan. Open Mon. to Fri. from 9.30am -  4.30pm. Please call in for a tea or coffee and a chat. All support of this community business is very much appreciated.

 

THE ARD CHURAM CHOIR - will resume practice on Mon. Jan. 14th at the Hospital Chapel, Listowel, from 1.30 to 2.30pm. A limited number of places are available for new members. Call Mairead on 086 – 8696341.

 

SEANCHAI on 17th Jan. 2019, a talk on politics over past 100 years.

 

SYMPATHY to Mary Cronin, Inchamore on the death of her sister Kathleen Mulligan, San Francisco and  Inchamore.  Sympathy also to Bishop Bill Murphy & his brother Fr. Michael on the death of their sister Sr. Therese (Sheila) Murphy, Carmelite Monastery, Malahide.

 

DEATH of Larry McCaffrey, Skea, Arney, Fermanagh, who passed away on December 28th 2018. He was a great GAA Supporter.

 

DEATH of Tom McMahon, Meenanare, Duagh, and formerly of Gurtagleanna, Kilmorna at UHK, on 8th January 2019. Predeceased by his son Connie. Survived by his wife Peg, daughter Noreen, sons Dan, Johnny, Thomas, Seamus, Timmy and Terence, brothers Dan and Jim, sisters Catherine, Nora, Mary and Eileen, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, his grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law. Requiem Mass for Tom took place on Saturday morning. Burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Timmy Nolan, Eddie Cunningham, Dan Mulvihill, Rebecca Roche, Catherine Moloney, Michael Fitzgerald, Mary Theresa Collins, Mickey Liston, Liam O’Connor, Peggy Mulcahy, Martin Stack, Connie Shine, Michael Moloney, Mike Joe Stack, Maighread Scanlon, Kit Scanlon, Catherine Hudson, Hannah Stack, Mai McCarthy, Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Fr. Michael Buckley, John O’Hanlon, Eileen Collins, Fr. James Noonan. Mass Moyvane: Mon 14th  at 7.30pm for Mary O’Sullivan, Kilbaha  & deceased of the O’Sullivan family; Wed 16th  at  7.30 for Eileen Collins, Glin Road; Thurs 17th  at 7.30pm for Catherine Scanlon, Leitrim West , her husband

 

John & their son Tom, Sat 19th at  7.30pm Hanna Stack, Clounbrane (1st Anni) & her husband  Richard, and mass on Sun 20th at 11.00am for Matthew Thompson, Woodgrove (Months Mind).

 

Mass at Knockanure: Tues 15th at 7.30pm for Pats Lane, Beenanaspug, and mass Sun 20th at 10.00am for Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna.

 

GAA Knockanure: Our club lotto will resume on Friday night - the 11th January 2019.

 

The club at this time would like express our sympathies to the friends & family of the late Larry McCaffrey, Skea, Arney, Fermanagh who passed away on December 28th 2018. Larry was both a great supporter and player for our club. His great sense of character and spirit will live on and be fondly remembered always.

 

CHESS: Gerard MacElligott (his grandfather came from Knockanure) and Dr. Paul Wallace tied for first place in the all-Ireland over 50 chess championship held from January 3rd to 6th.

 

ARDFERT RETREAT Christian Spiritual Development Course: Fr. Sean Sheehy -Wednesdays -Starting Jan. 16th -7.30pm to 9.00pm.

 

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER; Jimmy Collins, Glin Road, annual Nano Nagle Fund raiser in Mairead’s Bar raised €1,500 for the Nano Nagle Centre in Listowel.  Jimmy wishes to thank each and every one who has helped and supported the event. 

 

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 19th / 20th January.

 

OLDER person’s maintenance service is now taking requests for 2019.  We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Freshen up the rooms of your home for the New Year with a new coat of paint. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. power washing footpaths and driveways).  We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 23428 or 0873776724.

 

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week from 27th January- 3rd February.

 

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

 

PRAYER: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on 18th Jan.

 

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

 

RUN: The Tralee 10 miler will bring together a combination of club athletes and recreational runners over a flat fast course taking in the outskirts of Tralee. Event on Feb. 16th at 10am.

 

PROGRESSIVE PATHWAYS FAIR: Rose Hotel Tralee, Wednesday 30th Jan 12-6 p.m. Free transport to event:  pick up points /booking available on www.locallinkkerry.ie

 

DESIGNER MINDS PRIMARY SCIENCE WORKSHOP IN LISTOWEL: Starts 21st January for 1 hour for boys and girls.   Call 087 6310411.

 

DIOCESAN  PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA; Led by Fr. Noel Spring. May 10th—17th 2019. Enquiries to Maureen Harty on 066 7131328

 

BEST WISHES to Athea Comhaltas who will be holding the County Fleadh Cheoil in 2019 after a lapse of 17 years. This will be the ninth occasion holding it in the village, and it will be held over the June Bank Holiday weekend (Friday May 31 to Monday June 3).

 

HOUSE of Prayer bus on Sat. details from 087 943 0118.

 

NUTRITIAN for Kids talk at Listowel library 24 Jan at 11 am.

 

BINGO in the Marian Hall. With your support the committee of the Marian Hall has been able to contribute to many other organisations in the parish over the past year, The School, The Church, The Community Centre etc. Over €100,000 has gone to help other groups who are not in a position to raise funds themselves. This is what communities are about and should be about. Thank you for your support.

 

BOOK: IN THE SHADOW OF THE MONUMENT – THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE CELEBRATION OF CHILDHOOD MEMORIES PENNED BY PEG KISSANE OF BALLINTOGHER. Peg always wrote down the happy experiences of her childhood in Ballintogher.  She stored these gems in the attic till now.

 

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING Listowel,  Monday 14th at 11am. Straight after Morning Mass in the Parish Meeting Room.

 

LECTIO DEVINA (SACRED READING GROUP listowel) Resumes after 10.30am. Mass on Tuesday 15th, for less than hour.

 

WEEKEND OF PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP AND HEALING on Saturday February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd 2019, at Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville Co. Cork

 

Keynote Speaker: Ros Powell   (Catholic Christian Evangelist U.K.)

 

Talks: Fr. John Keane CC (Cloyne Diocese); Fr. Tony Emeka MHM  (Cameroon), and Msgr. Finbarr O Leary (Ecuador Missions). Admission to the event is Free but pre-booking is necessary. To book please contact: Celia 087 2405568   Mary 087 2898518   Nuala 086 1544075  Tom 087 6468658   Pat 087 2505528.

 

ASTHMA SOCIETY OF  IRELAND: Free Asthma and COPD Advice line. Speak to a specialist nurse over the phone about your or your child’s asthma or COPD.  Free phone 1800 44 54 64 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to book an appointment.

 

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

 

ROAD: Road No. L-1022 between Athea & Knockanure Graveyard at the Knockanure Graveyard Cross: From 7.30 a.m. on Tuesday 5th February until 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

 

The purpose of the road closure is to facilitate the installation of 220KV Joint Bays and Ducting for the ESB Networks.

 

ST JOHN’S; Wed.16th -The Far Flung Trio an Orchestra; Thursday 17th- Crowman a play by Katie Holly and Fri. 18th Sean Keane in Concert, details from 068 22566.

 

DIOCESAN NEWSLETTER: is available to download from www.dioceseofkerry.ie This is both a summary of events in our diocese focusing on supporting family  life  and celebrating the Pope’s visit. Presentations from the WMOF pastoral congress can be viewed on https://

 

www.worldmeeting2018.ie/en/Programme/Speakers-and-Contributors

 

EU gives nearly $1 million to mapping Jewish cemeteries.

 

FIRST Empire: Akkadia was the world’s first empire. It was established in Mesopotamia around 4,300 years ago after its ruler, Sargon of Akkad, united a series of independent city states. Akkadian influence spanned along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from what is now southern Iraq, through to Syria and Turkey.

 

https://theconversation.com/how-climate-change-caused-the-worlds-first-ever-empire-to-collapse-109060

 

DENTAL; Dentistry, granted, is not a topic that often comes up when discussing World War I. But the poor state of working-class mouths – no dental care for most of them – and the difficulties that the very basic army food presented, made the all-consuming pain of acute toothache all too common. So what were the soldiers eating?

 

https://theconversation.com/biscuit-for-breakfast-trench-warfare-was-hard-on-soldiers-teeth-64457

 

 

 

 

 

CHRISTMAS Stories

 

 https://www.duchas.ie/en/src?q=christmas&t=CbesTranscript&ct=CI

 

 

 

Christmas Customs

 

Christmas Customs

 

It is an old custom to clean up the house the week before Christmas, to white wash it and paint all the furniture. All the old people like to go to Tralee for the Christmas.

 

On St. Stephen's day boys flock together and go around with the wren. They dress up in various kinds of clothes and get a dead wren and a bit of holly. They go from house to house and sing and play and dance. The people of the house give them some money and sometimes give them drink.

 

The old people put up holly around the windows and mottres[?] for Christmas. On the Eve of each holiday candles are lighted through out the Christmas.

 

 

 

Killahan (B.) Location:  Killahan, Co. Kerry

 

Teacher:  Liam Ó Leathlobhair

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Night

 

In the district the preparation for Christmas begin with cleaning and decoration of the house. Sprays of holly, ivy, and mistletoe are used for decorating the walls and windows. Christmas is usually a busy time for the shopkeepers for every housekeeper goes to the nearest town for a supply of provisions and dainties and Christmas candles.

 

Christmas Eve, one or perhaps two large candles are placed on each window. At nightfall the candles are lighted and the supper is prepared. The table is laid with all sorts of cakes and jams and fruits. Then a big fire is made and a log of bog deal placed in the centre of it - (yule-log). Then all sit down to a delicious meal.

 

When it is all over and everything in order each person is treated to whatever they wish, whiskey, wine or porter while the children have their own refreshment - limonade, lemon-soda etc. Then where there are musical instruments in the house a few hours of enjoyment follow.

 

About ten o'clock the rosary is said and all are in bed for midnight.

 

Collector Nora M. Stack- Address,  Lahardane, Co. Kerry

 

 

 

Old Times Christmas

 

Long ago the people were not as well fed as they are now days. They had to buy meal when there was no flour, and then wet the meal with boiling water and in this way they made the bread. This bread was eaten with a cup of butter milk. There were no ovens or pans for baking but a griddle hung over the fire by means of the pot hanger and in this way the bread was baked in squares. Latter on in years they got a querns for grinding oats, and when it was ground the sieved was got and this used to keep all the shells of the oats, and leave the oaten meal through. They used also make bread from this and this bread was called oaten meal bread. This was given to the people for their dinner. The supper the people used to have that time was to get a fist full of oaten meal and put it in a wooden cup of butter milk and stir it with a piece of a stick. The people had nothing for Christmas but "stampy". It was made a few day before Christmas. They would get the potatoes, and cut them up with a grater. Then they would get a flannel cloth and put the cut potatoes into it. Then they would twist the cloth and the water would come out though the cloth. Then it would be put down to bake, and this would be eaten on Christmas morning.

 

Collector,  Jerry Moloney- Informant,  Maurice Shanahan, Address, Liscullane, Co. Kerry.

 

 

 

 

 

The Big Wind

 

In the year 1839 on little Christmas night there was a fierce storm. The people were very happy and enjoying Christmas ; they had the Christmas candles lighted and the night was very calm. At ten o'clock they went to look at the cows and took lighted splinters as candles were very scarce in those days. It was so calm that the splinter kept lighting till they had secured the cattle for the night. Afterwards they went to bed, and were sound asleep when the storm arose at midnight. It was so bad that the people ran out of the houses. The houses were thrown down, cowstalls were flying half a mile away, and cattle were bellowing with no roof over them. The people were screaming for help, and tried to hold on to each other, and were very much exhausted.

 

The storm lasted till twelve o'clock at night till seven in the morning. Then the people collected and made up little houses that they could sleep in, until a time came when they were able to build their houses once more. Afterwards when people talked of it they used to call it the night of the Big Wind.

 

Pat Stack, Told by Nurse Stack, Newtownsandes, 62 years.

 

 

 

Top Quotes of  Julian of Norwich

 

Here are some of the lines in this book that most touched me. Hopefully, they help you too. I leave them without commentary.

 

 

 

“For our soul so precisely loved by him that is highest, that it overpasses the knowing of all creatures: that is to say, there is no creature that is made that may know how much and how sweetly and how tenderly our maker loves us… And therefore we may ask our [divine] lover, with reverence, all that we will.” –Julian of Norwich, 6:42-45, 48-49.145 (p. 76).

 

 

 

“Julian teaches us that God wants to be in every circumstance. The more difficult the circumstance, the more crucial it becomes that we seek his presence within it.” –Veronica Mary Rolf (p. 81)

 

 

 

“What difference would it make in our lives if we really sought Jesus within all our experiences? Not just the joyous ones, but the suffering ones, too.” –Veronica Mary Rolf (p. 83)

 

 

 

“Sinne is behovely, but alle shalle be wele, and alle shalle be wele, and alle manner of thing shalle be wele.” –Jesus to Julian of Norwich, 27:8-11.209 (p. 89).

 

 

 

“We must dare to reconceive of ourselves as no longer slaves to sin but as God’s beloved children. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we must learn to feel intimate and ‘homely’ enough to call God our ‘Abba!’ – just as Christ himself did.” –Veronica Mary Rolf (p. 176)

 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/throughcatholiclenses/2018/08/i-found-a-new-spiritual-author-in-julian-of-norwich/

 

 

 

Why the post-Christmas crash happens and how to avoid it...

 

http://blog.newadvent.org/2019/01/why-post-christmas-crash-happens-and.html

 

 

 

2019 January 9 Knockanure

 

KNOCKANURE

 

 

 

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

 

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Lixnaw prayer meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. (3rd Tuesday).  The witness will be given by Retired Garda Sergeant, Tom Murphy from Waterville. 

 

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: This will be a fundraiser for Fr. Martin McCormack’s African Project and takes place on Sunday, January 13 at Fr. Casey’s with dancing to Donie Walsh and Jer Enright.

 

ANNIVERSARIES: Mick Barrett, James Joy, Kathleen O’Brien, Joe O’Connor, Pat Brosnan, Hannah Mai O’Connor, Ned Gould, Jim Kennelly, Josie McNamara, Kitty Barry, Kathleen O’Connor, Mary Bourke, Tim Leahy, Nellie O’Sullivan, Owen Liston, Sean O’Halloran, Noreen O’Connor,

 

STACK FAMILY FUND:  With the final figure nearly reached could anyone that still wishes to make a contribution to the fund contact Pat Fitzgerald, Anne Marie Kennelly or drop it into the Parish Office Moyvane. 

 

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: will commence again on Tuesday 15th January 2019 in Knockanure and on Wednesday 16th January 2019 in Moyvane. 

 

THE ARD CHURAM CHOIR:  will resume practice on Monday January 14th at the Hospital Chapel, Listowel, 1.30pm to 2.30pm.

 

COURSE:  Health & Nutrition Course run by the HSE starting Tuesday 8th January for 6 weeks at the Marian Hall 7 - 9pm. This course is free. Please contact Eileen Roche on 087 6679943 to book a place.

 

MARRIAGE took place recently of Mary Barry of Listowel and Richard Horgan of Kilmorna. Clare McDonnell of Listowel and Damien O’ Flynn of Moyvane, got married on Christmas Eve.

 

ARDFERT Retreat Centre (0667134276)  Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy - Wednesdays - Starts Jan. 16th  - 7.30pm to 9pm; Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Sat. 9th Feb. - 10am - 4pm; Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig - Tuesdays - starts Feb. 19th  7.30pm to 9pm.

 

TALK: Bishop Brendan Leahy, Diocese of Limerick, will give a public talk at the clergy assembly on Wednesday Jan 9th 2018. The venue is the Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, beginning at 8pm and concluding by 9.30pm. There is no admission fee and all are welcome.

 

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th – 17th May.  Led by Fr. Noel Spring, details from Maureen Harty 066 7131328.

 

SNOOKER EXTRAVAGANSA; Ken Doherty v Steve Davis at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW, in aid of WL102 and Friends of St Ita’s. Thursday, January 10, doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm.

 

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

 

WEEKEND OF PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP AND HEALING on Saturday February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd 2019, at Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville Co. Cork

 

Keynote Speaker: Ros Powell   (Catholic Christian Evangelist U.K.)

 

Talks: Fr. John Keane CC (Cloyne Diocese); Fr. Tony Emeka MHM  (Cameroon), and Msgr. Finbarr O Leary (Ecuador Missions). Admission to the event is Free but pre-booking is necessary. To book please contact: Celia 087 2405568   Mary 087 2898518   Nuala 086 1544075  Tom 087 6468658   Pat 087 2505528.

 

PRAYER: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on 18th Jan.

 

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

 

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

 

ROAD: Road No. L-1022 between Athea & Knockanure Graveyard at the Knockanure Graveyard Cross: From 7.30 a.m. on Tuesday 5th February until 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

 

The purpose of the road closure is to facilitate the installation of 220KV Joint Bays and Ducting for the ESB Networks.

 

ABBEYFEALE SPORTS COMPLEX BOOKINGS; The newly refurbished hall is available for bookings Monday – Sunday.  Ring the office on 068 31799 Monday to Friday 9 -4,

 

 GLÓRACH: Bingo continues on Monday nights at 8.30 pm.  Abbeyside Players are currently rehearsing John B. Keane’s The Chastitute and will be on stage on Thursday, January 31, Friday, February 1, Saturday, February 2, Thursday, February 7, Friday, February 8, Saturday, February 9, Sunday, February 10.  To reserve your seat phone 087 1383940.

 

HOLY LAND: Early booking offer - Pay in full before January 28th and get €150 off, Enquiries Jacqueline at Parish Office 068/49308.

 

PROPOSED PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND FALL 2020: Following the success of the lovely pilgrimage to Poland last July our Parish Pastoral Council are looking at organising a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Fall of 2020. Please express your interest by giving your name to Denise ( Listowel Parish Secretary) 

 

TOASTMASTERS: Listowel Toastmasters returns for its first meeting of 2019 on Thursday January 10 at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. All welcome.

 

ST JOHN’S: 2nd-31st- STRACFHEACHAINT SIAR. Photography exhibition looking back at events in 2018.

 

 Tues 8th -TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT. A film by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne. Featuring Marion Cotillard.  Sandra has only one weekend to visit her colleagues, and with the help of  her husband,  convince them to sacrifice their bonuses, so she can keep her job.  In association with the First Fortnight Festival.  Fri 11th - BRIGID CLEARY- A play by Eve O’ Mahoney, which tells the story of the last witch burning, which occurred in Tipperary in 1895, and examines the circumstances which led to the death of Michael Cleary’s wife.

 

Tues 15th -THE GUILTY. A film by Gustav Moller. Demoted to a desk job and awaiting a disciplinary hearing, agent Asger is working the night shift in an emergency call room, when he receives a call from a woman who has been abducted, it becomes a race against time to locate her.  In association with Access Cinema. Details from 068 22566.

 

OPEN DAY:  Mary Immaculate College will hold its January Open Day on Saturday, January 12 from 10am-1pm.  The MIC Open Days showcase the wide range of programmes that the College has to offer.  For more visit www.micopenday.ie

 

JIGSAW KERRY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Jigsaw  offers  a  youth-friendly,  free  and confidential mental health support service for  young  people  aged  12-25,  where qualified mental health professionals work alongside young people, and their families, to address mild to moderate mental health concerns. To contact phone 066 7186785 or email us on Kerry@jigsaw.ie

 

 

 

HISTORY: Ardfert Historical Society Winter Lecture Series continues on Thurs 10 January at 8 pm.  ‘Ardfert during the War of Independence’ with Tim Horgan.  Donations at door towards upkeep of Ardfert Retreat Centre.

 

PAPERS: Tralee Mercury 28 January 1832 page 4.

 

Condensed from paper; Execution of Orangeman. Samuel Waugh convicted of the murder of Alexander Ross on the 12th of July last was brought from Edinburgh, under a strong escort of Ayreshire yeomanry for the purpose of suffering the last punishment of the law. His statement till his dying hour was that his blood and the blood of Alexander Ross law upon the people of Girvan. He said he had no intention of killing Ross, but admitted firing his gun.  Another number of the Mercury has details of his trial. An appeal for clemency was sent to London and refused.

 

Skibbereen Eagle 1882-1922, Saturday, April 02, 1910; Page: 3

 

A KERRY CRIME RECALLED. THE EXECUTION OF POFF AND BARRETT

 

 

 

The Tralee  Correspondent of the " Cork Examiner ". says :—The sacrifice of two innocent lives on the scaffold at Tralee just twenty-seven years ago is recalled by the death, which occurred at Castleisland on Good Friday, of the widow of one of-the victims, Mrs. Poff.

 

 

 

The circumstances connected with that tragedy are still fresh in the public mind. On the 3rd October, 1882, Thomas Browne a respectable farmer residing at Dromultin, between Castleisland and Farranfore, while working in a field within view of his own house was approached by two men, who beckoned Browne towards them, and on his coming near them a short conversation took place, after which five shots were fired into his body and he fell dead. Subsequently, on the information of an old woman named Brosnan, Sylvester Poff and his first cousin, James Barrett, were arrested and charged with the murder. They were brought before the famous Captain Plunkett and remanded, The magisterial investigation, took place on the 13th October and the prisoners were committed for trial to the Winter Assizes in Cork, the principal evidence being that of the old woman Brosnan. They were placed on trial on the 20th December before the late Mr. Justice Barry. The trial concluded  on. the 23rd December, when the jury found both prisoners guilty, and they were sentenced to be hanged in Tralee jail on the 23rd January, 1883. Both the condemned men vehemently protested their innocence. While awaiting execution they had the constant ministrations of the Prison Chaplain, Rev. Humphrey O'Riordan, C.C., now the worthy Canon of Cahirciveen, who was convinced of the innocence of both men. A. petition for their reprieve was numerously and influentially signed, but the Foster regime declined the memorial, though, it was an open secret that the authorities themselves were satisfied of the innocence of the accused and actually knew the real murderers after, if not before Poff and Barrett had been sentenced. Amongst the other priests who visited the condemned men in their, cells was; the present Right Rev. Monsignor John O'Leary; then P.P. of Ballymacelligott, who from the pulpit ; proclaimed, the innocence of both men. He referred, to-the extraordinary resignation of both, especially Poff, whose cell, he said, was " like the cell of a dying nun..'' Marwood, the executioner, arrived in Tralee on Thursday, 18 January, and proceeded to superintend the erection of the scaffold, which was done by men. brought down from Dublin. This scaffold was erected within earshot of the cells of the condemned men, who were forced to hear every hammer sound on the structure which was being prepared to launch their innocent souls into eternity. The fateful morning at length came when two more brutal murders were added to the long list of English massacre in Ireland. Both men heard Mass and received Holy Communion, after which Marwood proceeded to pinion them. While the process was going on Poff, in firm voice proclaimed anew, his innocence. "I declare before my God," he solemnly said '' that I am innocent of this murder. I never murdered Browne or took, any part in it; but I forgive them that have sworn against me." Barrett made a similar statement. Both men also left written statements reiterating their oral protestations, adding that not only had they no hand in the murder of Browne but that they did not know who did it, and that they never had anything to do with any crime or outrage in their lives. These protestations of innocence were accepted as conclusive not only by the people in general, whose indignation knew no bounds, but even by the police authorities themselves. As a mark of respect for the memory of the victims, the shops in Tralee and Castleisland were closely shuttered on the day of the double execution. Since then death has called away two of Poff's children. His widow as already stated, died on Good Friday after a lingering illness. Her funeral to Ballymacelligott on Sunday was extremely large and representative of all classes in the community. Mrs. Poff, senior, the mother of Sylvester Poff, and the aunt of James Barrett, though Upwards of ninety years of age is still in good health, and is held in the highest esteem and veneration by all who knew her.

 

 

 

“One confession is worth 100 exorcisms.”

 

Patti Armstrong

 

With November’s death of the infamous anti-god theologian Thomas J.J. Altizer, who espoused “God is dead” in the 1960s, there has emerged his testimony indicating that Satan had taken over his body one night. He died at the age of 91 of a stroke Nov. 28, in Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania.

 

http://www.ncregister.com/blog/armstrong/was-this-noted-time-magazine-writer-possessed-by-satan