Knock Shrine August 2017






VINTAGE Day in Knockanure was a very wet day, but despite the weather a number of exhibitors attended. Great credit is due to all who attended and helped to continue the event, hoping next year will be better.


MATCH: Kerry supporters will be flocking to Dublin again this weekend, supporters of both teams had an exciting afternoon.


CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane / Knockanure Indoor Soccer Girls U13 who won Pewter. Badminton Boys got Silver for Listowel and Badminton Girls, Silver for Listowel, and also Aoibhinn Larkin who done us proud in the National Finals of the Community Games. The National Finals on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August in the National sports campus, Abbotstown, Dublin. Kerry had 150 participants competing in Athletics (track, field & relays), Art, Cycling on grass, Duathlon, Handwriting, Model Making, Recitation, Music(solo & groups), Singing (solo & groups), Project u16 &  Indoor Soccer U13. Thirty areas represented. The event saw over 4,000 participants arriving over the two days.




FLEADH Cheoil na hEireann 2016 in Ennis was an outstanding success, drawing almost 400,000 visitors to the town, recalling the magic of the 1956 and 1977 Fleadhanna. The Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Ennis, 13 - 21 August 2017, was not just the best Fleadh yet, but maybe the best Fleadh ever!  Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar.  Many competitors have spent months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, singers and dancers to achieve the recognition of being an All-Ireland champion.


Pictures from Fleadh 2017


Fleadh Ennis




Vintage Knockanure 2017






(Vatican Radio)  Pakistan on Saturday laid to rest its famous angel of mercy, German-born Catholic nun Ruth Pfau, credited with eradicating leprosy or Hansen’s disease from Pakistan.  The Daughter of the Heart of Mary Sister was accorded full state honours, including a 19-gun salute, for her priceless service. State-run television broadcast live footage of her flag-draped coffin being solemnly carried by Pakistani soldiers in the southern city of Karachi.,_pakistans_mother_teresa/1331651




GRANDPARENTS: National Grandparents Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 10th  September. Archbishop Eamon Martin will be the chief celebrant. The pilgrimage promises to be a wonderful occasion for meeting and helping Grandparents with the mission of passing on the faith and keeping prayer at the heart of families. For further information, please contact Catherine Wiley, Tel: 098 24877




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SELF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS: If you are considering Self Employment and would like to know more about the process involved you should contact our Enterprise Officer Brenda Heath. We are currently rolling out a series of FREE Enterprise Training Workshops for all those considering this route including workshops on Steps to starting your Business, Book-keeping, Marketing and Health & Safety. If you wish to find out more please contact Brenda Heath at West Limerick Resources on 069 66297 /  or our support Worker Dee Collins on 069 62222 /


MENTAL HEALTH IRELAND:  Ten tips to boost your resilience.  Have the courage to be imperfect.  Take time out for yourself.  Sign up for that course, join that club.  Be active every day in as many ways as you can.  Spend time with people who make you feel good.  Laugh out loud each day.  Get a good night’s sleep.  Share the work load, get everyone involved.  Try to be positive and focus on things you can control.  Talk about your troubles and seek help early.


SUDAN: Wau, South Sudan, Aug 20, 2017 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the civil war in South Sudan heightens, millions are fleeing their homes for safer ground, which many have found at St. Mary Help of Christian's Cathedral in Wau, the country's second largest city.