kmockanuare notes September 23rd 2019

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday, Sept. 27th from 5 to 8pm.

KNOCKANURE CHURCH CLOSED: from Tuesday 25th September to mid-October. Sunday Masses will be in Knockanure Community Centre.

MOYVANE PARENT AND TODDLER GROUP: A meeting will be held Wednesday 26th September at 10.30am in the Marian Hall to discuss the future of the group. If you have an interest in this group it is important that you attend. Any queries contact Laura 087/9206421.

PARISH PASTORAL COUNCIL: wish to thank the Community Enhancement Programme & Department of Rural & Community Development for the grant towards helping us clear and plant at the rear of the Church in Knockanure. A lot of planning and groundwork took place in planting new trees.

MOYVANE POST OFFICE; A committee has been formed to create an action plan to challenge the closure but their success relies on YOU. Learn about additional services that the Post Office offers including AIB Banking Services, An Post credit card, currency exchange, pension/children’s allowance, TV/dog licences, as well as National & Euro Million’s Lotteries. Dail demonstration video can be seen on face book.

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €9900 Jackpot at Knockanure GAA lotto on Friday 20th September. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 23, 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Kathleen Kennedy, c/o Mary Flavin, Listowel; 2. Mikey Flavin, Bunyghara,; 3. Breda O’Connell, Purt, Abbeyfeale; 4. Mike Joe Cronin, Mail Road Cross, and 5. Del Boy Club, Mick the Pies. Next daw will be up to €10,000!! On Friday 28th September.

TOASTMASTERS: The first meeting of the new season will be held at the Listowel Arms Hotel at 8pm on Thursday September 27.

SYMPATHY: To Andrew Rogan and family, Lisaniskea on the death of his mother Vivienne, Caherdavin, Limerick whose funeral Mass took place in Christ the King Church, Caherdavin recently. To the Costello family, l/o Trien on the death of John Costello in England. Mass for John will be celebrated in Knockanure on Sunday 21st October at 10am.

DEATH took place on 20th September 2018 of Timothy Timmy Jnr. Horgan, The Nursery, Trien, Kilmorna, and the Cheshire Home, Killarney. Son of Timmy & Mary and brother to Richard, Helen, John, Christina, Mike, Joe & Jeremiah. Sincerely missed by his loving family, staff of Cheshire Home, Killarney, uncle, aunts, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, brothers in law, sisters in law and a large circle of friends. Reposing at Finucane’s funeral home, Knockanure, on Sunday evening from 4pm to 7pm. Arriving to Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, for 12 noon Requiem Mass on Monday. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

DEATH has taken place of Madeline Barrett (née Moriarty) of Lenamore, Ballylongford and formerly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane and also of Oaklands Nursing Home. Wife of the late John R.I.P. deeply regretted by her loving sons Michael and James, daughters Nita and Dympna, sisters Barbara, Brenda and Phyllis, brother-in-law Michael, sons-in-law Jack and Philip, daughters-in-law Eileen and Meave her eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Requiem Mass for Madeline was celebrated at St Michael of the Archangel Church, Ballylongford, on Friday 21st September 2018. Funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Churchyard

DEATH of Emmet Kennelly, Staughton’s Row, Tralee, September 15th, 2018. Husband of Aileen and father of Liam, Mary, Padraig and Emmet.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, David Harman, Tom Dillon, Con McMahon, Tom Fitzgerald, Mike Lynch, Mossie Culhane, Bridget Stack, Mike Parkes, Gerard Relihan, Nuala O’Flaherty, Mass Moyvane; Fri 28th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, The Village; Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Bridie Moore, Glenalappa (Months Mind), and Sun 30th Mass at 11.00am for James Hartnett, Leitrim West, & his parents Maurice & Mary.

Mass Knockanure on Mon 24th 12noon Funeral Mass of Timmy Horgan Jnr., The Nursery,

Trien & Killarney; Mass Sun 30th at 10.00am for Tom Flavin, Trien (1stAnni), (please note this Mass will be held in Knockanure Community Centre).


MARRIAGE took place recently of Bridie Hanrahan of Moyvane and Patrick Donnelly of Tralee, the bride is daughter of John and Cathy and grooms parents are Paddy and Patricia.

Congratulations also to Marie Louise Donovan and Myles Kearney, both of Moyvane who were married recently by Fr McNamara P.P. The bride is daughter of Louis and Mary Donovan and the groom is son of Mary and the late John Kearney.

GAA: Feale Rangers won the u16’s County Plate beating Castleisland District. The Parish had two representatives on it Mícheál Fogarty (Captain) and Mícheál Kissane. Our Parish u14’s had a great win over Ballyduff in the North Kerry Championship Div 1 Final on a score line of 5-19 to 5-13. Captain T.J. Mulvihill.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Basic, Intermediate and Benefit 4 computer courses beginning in October. To register contact Bridie 068/23584.

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

PLOUGHING Championship; Many from the district attended the ploughing match, Tuesday was a great day weather great, just one big shower. There was much talk about the weather on Wednesday 19th, but generally the day was no trouble to any able-bodied person.

CRAFT CO-OP: Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita’s Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm. New Member’s Welcome. Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

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

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

STEP DANCING; We are hoping to form a set of Senior Ladies for competition. If you are aged between 18-35 come along to St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on Tues. 2nd Oct. at 8pm Tel. 087-6873075 for further information.

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

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

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

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

TRAIL: Glin Fairy Trail Official Opening: on Sunday 30th September at 2pm. Glin Fairy Trail is located at the rear of St. Paul’s via Knight’s walk entrance, at the start of the walk. Light refreshments, raffle, face painting and storytelling on the day. Come and celebrate the fairy magic. All welcome and please share!!

TALK: “Healthy Ireland at your library”: in association with Limerick Sports Partnership is presenting a talk on “Mind your Mental Health – a talk for adults” at Glin Library on Wednesday 3rd October at 8pm. This event is open to all and all are welcome.

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

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

HOPE Foundation: Dylan O’Shea (Killeaney) is travelling to India next year with the Hope Foundation.

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

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

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

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

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

CHOIR: Kingdom Gospel Choir Rehearsals will resume on Fri 28 Sept at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. New members are very welcome. Contact Caoimhe Lynch on 087 0669858.

LATIN SUNDAY MASS: in Tralee will be held in Immaculate Conception Church, Rathass at 12.30 PM on Sunday 30th September. The celebrant will be Fr. Sean Sheehy. Mass Booklets and missalettes will be available in the Church. All are welcome.

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

RETROUVAILLE: Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Next programme starts October 5 -7, 2018. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email info or visit

ROSARY AT THE COAST: Join tens of thousands of the faithful in Ireland to pray the Rosary on our coasts and other inland locations at 2.30pm, on Sunday, October 7. The people of many others countries will also pray the Rosary on their coasts/borders on that date, including the USA, Poland, Canada, India, the UK, Nigeria, Australia, Mexico, New Zealand and more. Register your own location at coastalrosaryireland or text us at 087 278 6552. Mary, help of Christians, pray for us.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 25th- MIDNIGHT RUN, The best of American Country and Bluegrass from Tennessee featuring four musicians on guitar, fiddle, banjo, base and mandolin

Wed 26th- CLASSICAL FAVOURITES, With Austrian flautist Karin Leitner and Irish harpist Teresa O Donnell. Kindly sponsored by The Austrian Embassy, Dublin.

Fri 28th- “THE MURPHYS” LIVE IN CONCERT. Award- winning Irish music family, The Murphys are considered Irelands most successful country, songwriting family. Streets Of Promise, My Connerana Marble Ring and The Empty Room all reached No 1. in the official U.K Radio Airplay Charts for Irish Country. Featuring Award- winning family harmonies, join The Murphys and their band for an evening of Country, Irish and Folk music in their own inimitable style.

FOOTBALL: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To mark our clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 we are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be special guest for the night.

MOYVANE POST OFFICE; A committee has been formed to create an action plan to challenge the closure but their success relies on YOU. Learn about additional services that the Post Office offers including AIB Banking Services, An Post credit card, currency exchange, pension/children’s allowance, TV/dog licences, as well as National & Euro Million’s Lotteries. More details of how you can help can be found at

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

JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE: A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples (of all age ranges) private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next Weekend (residential) will be from

16th-18th November 2018 at The Lake Hotel, Killarney. For info. and to book, visit or call 086-6095168 or 064-6644319.

KNOCK: The Story of Knock began on the 21st August, 1879 when, at approximately 8 o’clock in the evening, fifteen people from the village of Knock in Co. Mayo, witnessed an Apparition of Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. John the Evangelist, a Lamb and cross on an altar at the gable wall of the Parish Church. The witnesses watched the Apparition in the pouring rain for two hours, reciting the Rosary. Although they themselves were saturated not a single drop of rain fell on the gable or vision. There were fifteen official witnesses to the Apparition, most of whom were from the village of Knock and surrounding areas and ranged in age from just 5 years old to 74 years old. Each of the witnesses gave testimonies to a Commission of Enquiry in October 1879. The findings of the Commission were that the testimonies were both trustworthy and satisfactory.

NOVEMBER 2017; POPE Francis has inaugurated a “World Day of the Poor”. The First celebration of that Day occurs on November 19th. Pope Francis wants us already this coming week to reach out to the Poor around us. He writes, “It is my wish that, in the week preceding the World Day of the Poor, which falls this year on 19 November, the Thirty-third Sunday of Ordinary Time, Christian communities will make every effort to create moments of encounter and friendship, solidarity and concrete assistance.”

Pope Francis on November 2, 2017 –the Feast of All Souls — visited the American Cemetery of Nettuno and the site of the Ardeatine Massacre. He celebrated Mass at the site where 7,860 US soldiers are buried, arranged in soft arcs in wide green meadows under rows of Roman pines. The majority of these individuals died in the liberation of Sicily (from July 10 to August 17…

A Word from Pope Francis

Selfishness leads nowhere and love frees. Those who are able to live their lives as a gift to give others will never be alone and will never experience the drama of the isolated conscience. Jesus says something remarkable to us: “Greater love has no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Love always takes this path: to give one’s life.

To live life as a gift, a gift to be given—not a treasure to be stored away. And Jesus lived it in this manner, as a gift. And if we live life as a gift, we do what Jesus wanted: “I appointed you that you should go and bear fruit.” So, we must not burn out life with selfishness. Judas’s attitude was contrary to the person who loves, for he never understood—poor thing— what a gift is. Judas was one of those people who does not act in altruism and who lives in his own world. On the contrary, when Mary Magdalene washed Jesus’s feet with nard—very costly—it is a religious moment, a moment of thanksgiving, a moment of love.




Dear Friends,

The Church is suffering. Victims are suffering. Faithful priests and Bishops are suffering. The laity are suffering. All of this suffering comes through sin, unbelief, and injustice. The answer to this crisis – the solution that every Catholic can participate in, that you can participate in, is to be a conduit of grace through prayer.

God has ordained that His grace and healing come through the prayers of His people. If we pray, that grace will pour out as a torrent of God’s love and healing on the Church. If we do not pray, that grace will not come – healing will be hindered – justice will be thwarted – renewal will never emerge. We at the Avila Institute and are committed to giving ourselves to prayer with you in this most troubling time. Will you join us in a novena to St. Thérèse of Lisieux for the healing of our Church?

This powerful novena will begin this Sunday, September 23, and end on Monday, October 1st which is the Feast of St. Thérèse of Lisieux who said,

“Each time that my enemy would provoke me to fight I behave like a brave soldier. I know that a duel is an act of cowardice, and so, without once looking him in the face, I turn my back on the foe, hasten to my Savior, and vow that I am ready to shed my blood in witness of my belief in Heaven.” ~ St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

1932 Eucharistic Congress

Post Office Protest in Dublin on Tuesday


1931 – 2018

We can only guess at the number of centuries during which local ploughing competitions have been taking place, but records tell us of a match in Camolin Park, Wexford on 20th October, 1816.

On that occasion, a special prize of £5 was put up for the carpenter or ploughmaker who produced the best and cheapest plough made by himself and who contracted to supply the public with similar ploughs at the same price.

Between 1816 and 1930, ploughing competitions thrived between neighbouring parishes.

On the 16th February, 1931 nine counties met in competition on the “plains of Kildare”, Coursetown, Athy – the same venue of the 2011 National Ploughing Championships, the National Ploughing Association was born. The cost of running this first event was £9.3.5.

1939 – 8TH FEBRUARY – KILLARNEY, CO. KERRY; Accommodated cost between 4 pounds and 6 shillings and 9 pounds.


Now in its 87th year:

Event costs in excess of €5 million to run.

Ploughing Associations in every county in the country.

The biggest National Ploughing Championships in the World.

Over 320 competitors in the National Finals.

19 All-Ireland Ploughing Title Classes.

Ireland’s primary Agricultural Exhibition.

One of the largest Agricultural Events in Europe.

Many international visitors, exhibitors and delegations from right around Europe and as far afield as New Zealand.

An average of 300,000 visitors.

Up to 1,700 Trade Stands

Billions of pounds worth of the most modern agri-equipment in the World on exhibition at the Championships.

Still a voluntary association depending on voluntary efforts of our members from all around the country.

87 years this year SEE NPA Site for full report and History.

National Ploughing Championship 2018

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

National Ploughing Championships 2018

Following the success of the The National Ploughing Championships at Screggan, Tullamore, County Offaly again last year, the 86th running of the event will be hosted for a third consecutive year at the same location from September 18th to 20th 2018. 600 acres have been made available for the 3 day event. Last years ploughing championships event was an enormous success with 1,700 exhibitors taking part and over 280,000 visitors.

By hosting the 2018 National Ploughing Championships event, Screggan in County Offaly is once again set to receive a €40 million boost.

Ireland National ploughing Championship 2018

Huge crowd attended on Tuesday 18th September 2018.

Attachments area

Preview YouTube video Congress 1932

Congress 1932

Preview YouTube video Post Office Protest Dublin 18 September 2018

Post Office Protest Dublin 18 September 2018

Preview YouTube video National Ploughing 2018

National Ploughing 2018

Preview YouTube video Ploughing 2018 Tullamore Ireland

Ploughing 2018 Tullamore Ireland

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