Knockanuare Notes-10th November 2019


ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 11th November 2019. Mass at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a Meal.

SACRAMENTAL PREPARATION: Parents of First Holy Communicants from both schools are asked to attend a meeting at 7.15pm in Moyvane Church this coming Tuesday 12th Nov. to discuss preparation for First Confession and First Holy Communion.   Then at 8pm the parents of children for Confirmation are asked to attend to discuss enrolment and preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.  It is important that each child is represented at these meetings.

CHRISTMAS SENIOR CITIZENS DINNER: in the Marian Hall on Sunday 17th Nov starting with Mass at

12.30pm followed by Christmas dinner and party.  Info Noreen O’Connell on 49238 or Elaine Flaherty on 49692.

GAA Knockanure Lotto; There was no winner of the €6900 jackpot on Friday 8th November. Numbers drawn were 17, 29, 30, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each are;1. Brianna Keane, Greenville, Listowel; 2. ML Collins, Glin Road, Moyvane; 3. Vincent Dore, ‘Ploughman’ Abbeyfeale;

4. John Barry, School Road, and 5. Mai Moloney, Knockmead, Abbeyfeale. Next draw on Friday 15th November with jackpot up to €7000.

ATHEA JOURNAL, please send in your articles and photographs.

MURHUR N.S:  Used Clothes Collection in support of school funds. Recycle your used clean clothes, bags, belts, shoes, bed linen but not duvets or pillows. Collection date is Thursday 21st Nov at 9:30am. Drop bags to the school any time between 9:20am and 12:30pm.

KNOCKANURE VALLEY B-ALERT GROUP:  invites you to attend the launch of Knockanure Valley B-Alert Group on Monday 18th November in Knockanure Community Centre at 8pm.  In attendance will be Muintir Na Tire and An Garda Síochána.  All welcome.

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE in Duagh Sports Complex on 17th November 2019.  To book a table please phone 087 2684540.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Minor works will continue on the Trien Road, contact Pádraig on 086/6072159. Works will continue next week from Monday the 11th Nov on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a Road closure, Access for residents affected by closure but no through traffic, ring Vincent at 087/9980226.

MASS Moyvane Tues 12th at 10.00am for Special Intention (operation), and Mass on Sunday 17th at 12.30pm, for Senior Citizen in the Marian Hall.

SYMPATHY to Eileen Roche, Glin Road on the death of her aunt Peggy O’Carroll, Listowel whose funeral took place last week.

DEATH took place on Wednesday 23rd October 2019  of Nora O’Donoghue (née Leahy)

Perth, Australia and Gurtcurreen, Listowel & Clounbrean, Moyvane. Predeceased by her baby daughter Leah O’Donoghue and niece Róisín Curtin. Beloved wife of Tony (Tod). Loving daughter of Pat and Mary Leahy. Sister of Johanna, Mary B and Trish. Brothers in law Gerard Curtin, Joseph Curtin, Paudie Sheehan, Richie & Paul O’Donoghue. Sisters in law Regina and Brenda O’Donoghue. Mother in law Mary O’Donoghue. Very sadly missed by her nephews Colm, Gearóid and Marc and her niece Ruth, aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives, neighbours and her many dear friends. Requiem Mass for Nora was celebrated at 1pm in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Thursday. Nora O’Donoghue was laid to rest afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

DEATH took place on Nov. 3rd 2019 of Thomas Anthony Hanrahan of Aughrim, Moyvane, & New York Tom is survived by his wife Ann (Nee Morris), by his side for 54 blessed years. He is also survived by his six children: Tom was a proud grandfather of twenty grandchildren. Tom was the fifth of seven children born on May 13, 1939, to Thomas and Mary Ellen (Nee Egan) Hanrahan. He is survived by his siblings, Den, Billy, Mary, Brendan and predeceased by siblings Con and Helen. Tom will also be missed by many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, cousins, nephews, nieces and dear friends here and abroad. Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday 9th Nov. at 10.45 am. at St. Margaret of Cortona Church. Interment Gate of Heaven Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Grace Mary Brosnan, Paddy Flavin, Christina Scanlon, Elizabeth O’Connor, Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Anne Barry, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins,  Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, Tom Meehan, Michael White, Robert Corridan, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Mary Moloney, Norrie Brady, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Patrick Stackpool. Mass Moyvane; Mon 11th at       7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November list); Fri 15th at 7.30pm  for John Buckley, New Houses & deceased of the Buckley & Kiely families; Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Theresa Barrett, Chicago (1st Anni), her grandparents Danny & Julia Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy & dec., relatives, Michael & Margaret Mulvihill & Joan & Matty Dunne, and Mass on Sun  17th at 11.00am for Noreen O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork. Mass Knockanure;  Wed 13th at  7.30pm for Robert Connor, Kilbaha; Thurs  14th at 7.30pm for  Holy Souls (all on November list), and Sun  17th Mass at 10.00am for Paddy Flavin, Kilmeaney, his  wife Bridie & brother Jack.

ROSARY AT TEAMPILL BAN graveyard – Ballybunnion Rd. at 3pm each Sunday during November.  All welcome.

ST JOHN’S; 15th Nov. Dark Side of The Moon- Pink Floyd Tribute by Girish Paul and Thursday 21st to Mon. 25th – Johnnie, a comic drama presented by local actors, details from 068 22566.

SCHOOL: Each day nearly 60,000 students miss school in Ireland.

SCIENCE Week runs from Nov. 10th to 17th.

GLÓRACH:  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.  Friday, November 29 Sepheria.  Crime Prevention Meeting Wednesday, November 13.  Open meeting of AA Wednesday, November 20 – everyone welcome, light refreshments served.  Seenager choir (Senior Teenagers over 55).  5 places left for facilitated singing and African Drumming Sessions for the 6 week programme which is on for the next 4 Thursdays from 11am – 12.30pm.  Contact Damien Ahern on 087 9042477.

REMEMBRANCE DAY Tarbert – On Monday 11th Nov. at 11am there will be a prayer service, wreath laying and a Remembrance Ceremony at the Memorial Plaza for the 12 young men from the parish who died in two World Wars. Everybody welcome to attend.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – On Sat. 16th Nov. at 7.30pm in the Bridewell, Patrick Lynch will give a talk entitled “Murder Most Foul – the true story of the last woman to be hanged by the Irish State in 1925.”

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Sage support and Advocacy for older people – 2pm Mon 25th Nov.  Learn to plan your future, power of attorney, income, benefits, home care packages etc.  Contact the Centre on 23584, for more details.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

ROAD CRASH: World Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims: To mark this day, mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sun. 17th Nov. at 9am.  All are welcome.

WW1 North Kerry Dead were remembered at 11.30am Mass in Listowel, Sun. 10th Nov.

FOOD FAIR: Ballylongford Craft & Food Fair will be held on Sun. 17th Nov in the Parish Hall.  Doors open from 10am-5pm.

MASS Listowel:  Wed. 13th for Tom & John Daly, Bridge Road / Betty Kennelly, Ashfield, Months Mind at 10.30am.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on Monday 11th Nov. after 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Room, Listowel.

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  It’s the 50th anniversary of the Fealesbridge Social and is taking place in the Devon Inn on Friday, November 22. Neily O’Connor from Killarney will provide the music following the meal which year after year has been superb. Ticket price has remained €25.

MORE EVENTS: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues.12th Nov at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.  This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

The Irish Red Cross will host a charity concert on Fri. Nov. 22nd at 7.30pm in St John’s Church, Ashe St., Tralee.  Doors opened at 7pm, tickets €10 & bookings can be made on 087 927 6504.  On Dec. 22nd we are hosting the Christmas Tea Party in the Grand Hotel in Denny St, from 2-6pm. Music, tea/coffee and light refreshments provided. Booking essential. 087 708 8395. Tickets €5 each.

Social Dancing every Friday night in Parish Hall, Ballylongford 7.30-9pm.  All welcome.

Ardfert Retreat Centre:  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Mon. 7.30pm; Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm; Remembrance Mass for our Bereaved: Fr. Donal O’Connor, Tues. 19th Nov. 7.30pm; Listening to the word of God – Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov. 10am-2pm; Advent Retreat: Fr. Mossie Kelliher SMA, Fri. 13th – Sun. 15th Dec. Bookings essential Phone: 0667134276.

TEA DANCE in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Sunday 17th Nov. 3 to 6pm., refreshments served at 4.15pm. all welcome.

RACE NIGHT: Video Race Night in memory of the late John Paul Collins, will be held at Carmody’s Bar, Tarbert on Sat., 23rd Nov. at 9pm. Also on the night monster raffle with over 25 prizes. Race, auction, items including 2 night break at Connaught Hotel Galway.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH:  Join Abbeyfeale Community Alert in celebrating the Christmas Season in style with lunch and dancing and afternoon tea at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 24 from 1-6pm.  Short talks from Community Gardai and Fire Officer on how to stay safe this winter.  Lunch catered by Conor McCarthy of The Kitchen Table.  Tickets €20 available from Batt Harnett, The Square, Ann Lyons, The Square, Kathleen’s Foodstore, Convent St., and committee members including Mossie Gleeson, Mary Mc Arthur, Marian Harnett. Music by Paddy Quilligan.

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – stage the production of “Arsenic & Old Lace” exclusively in Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 30th Nov. and Sun. 1st Dec. at 8pm.

PLAY: The Killarney Theatre Company proudly presents a comedy play “A Papal Blessing” by Ray O’Sullivan in Ceolann Centre Lixnaw on Sat 16th Nov. at 8pm. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets can be

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS:  Official switch on will take place on Saturday, November 30 at 4pm.

CARDINAL; His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke will lead a day-long conference on the theme “Keeping the Faith at a Time of Confusion” on Saturday the 23rd of November at the Strand Hotel. To attend these conferences, it is necessary to book through the Catholic Voice Newspaper at 059-862-7268.

PREVENTION WORTH A POUND OF CURE: you are cordially invited to attend a presentation at Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, November 13, which will deal with three main topics: 1. Crime Prevention in general; 2. Making your Farm or Rural Property more secure; 3. Family Support and Safety within the Home. We can guarantee the presence of our three speakers, namely Sergeant Ber Leetch – CPO, Henry St., Limerick, Garda Station; Barry Carey – Irish Farmers Association and Deirdre Barrett from ADAPT.

TREE OF REMEMBRANCE – You are invited to write the names of your beloved dead on a card provided and place it on the tree.

DECLAN COYLE MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER– SIMPLY LIFE CHANGING Thursday 14th Nov. Listowel community Centre. Tickets €20, OAP/Students €10.  Tickets Listowel Parish Office.

BEREAVEMENT MASS:. Abbeyfeale Parish Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 22 at 7pm. Olive Foley will speak on loss and bereavement. Names of those who have died over the year  and names of people from outside the parish that you would like remembered should be submitted to  the  Sacristy during the coming fortnight.  Tel 068/51915 during Mass times.

KNOCK ALL NIGHT VIGIL:  Pro-Life Vigil on Saturday, December 7 Saturday Midnight to Sunday Morning departing Dero’s Main St at 3pm on December 7.  Contact Deros  064 6631251.

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO the Church of the Assumption on Friday, December 6 will be supported by the Abbeyfeale Senior Choir under the direction of Dee Dennison.  The very popular Lost Souls led by Dr. Mick O’Donnell will also perform on the night.  Ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, Ann Lyons and O’Donoghues Spar.  Doors open at 7pm.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND:  The next residential weekend will be held at The Lake Hotel, Killarney from 15th to 17th November.  To book phone 064/664319 or 086/6095168 or

TRALEE St John’s Parish Bazaar. Takes place on the weekend of Friday November 29th, Saturday 30th and Sunday December 1st.

RAMBLING House Knockalougha, Knocknagoshel. Having restored an old farmhouse which was built in the 1860’s we run a rambling house on the 3rd Tuesday of every month to keep alive the culture and heritage of the people and place of the area and surrounding districts.  Contact 087 2291583, [email protected]

CLASSES:  Some places are available on the following classes in the Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale (The Old Tech): Beginners Art Class, Beginners Upcycling Furniture, General cookery class (demonstration), Christmas cookery class (Demonstration), Christmas Arts & Crafts. If you wish to register for any of the above, call Mary in the office: 06831198.

GALILEE – Fr. Juan Solana build a retreat centre in Galilee.  It began in 2009 and is now near completion.  While they were putting up the centre the Magdala stone was discovered.  The centre is called Magdala and has accommodation for sixty. Clare man Fr. Eamon Kelly lives and works there.  He is contactable at

YOUTH CONFERENCE will be held at Clongowes Wood College from 27th to 30th Dec., details from

IRISH AID:   This year’s Irish Aid Volunteering Fair took place on Saturday November 9th   At the Hibernia Conference Centre of Dublin Castle, Open to the public 11.00am – 4.00pm

There were 30+ volunteer sending agencies showcasing their work in the main conference room throughout the day. For more information email [email protected]

THOUGHT: Give yourself time to grieve. It may take several years just to accept the finality of a loss, that someone is gone forever, and even more to work, through your emotions.

PRIEST killed believed by Whiteboys on 8th Nov 1819, he was Fr. John Mulqueen and is buried at Old Kildimo graveyard.


Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, September 25, 1886; Page: 3

Getting Goods under False Pretences.



Listowel Thursday. Mr Gerald M’Elligott, J.P., sat at the courthouse yesterday, to hear charges of getting monies and other goods under false pretences, preferred by District -Inspector Rice against ex constable Meehan, late of the Knockanure police protection hut. The defendant, who was brought up in custody, looked haggard, as if he had been drinking hard recently.

Thomas J Cronin was the first witness examined, and on being sworn said, in reply to District-Inspector  Rice—That he lived at  Knockanure, and he knew the defendant  (Constable Meehan) to be stationed there, for the past two months, he got letter from his servant-boy who stated that he got, it from the constable; the letter was addressed to the proprietor of Stack’s Drapery establishment; he happened to come into town that day, and he gave the letter to Mr Nolan, who is the manage of  Mr Stack’s M.P’s drapery establishment ; it was on a Friday, towards the end of the month, but he said not to fix the date; Mr Nolan told him the nature of the letter, that it was an order for boots on approval; he told Mr Nolan to send them up to M Gingley’s and that he would take them from that place to Knockanure; the boots were Sent up, and he took them away home with him, the next morning the servant woman from the protection post came for them, he was in at the time, and gave the woman the boots, knowing that she was a barrack servant, her name was Mrs Griffin. To the Bench—She asked for a parcel for Constable Meehan, and I gave her the parcel which, contained four pairs of boots. That was all he knew, about the matter,

In reply to the Bench, the prisoner said that he did not think the case would be heard until Saturday, otherwise Mr Creagh would have been there to defend him. District-Inspector Rice said that if he had been made aware of that, he would have sent for Mr Creagh. Prisoner—I mentioned it to the men coming up.

Mr Creagh was sent for-

Mr David Nolan on being sworn, said—He was the manager of Mr Stack’s drapery establishment ; on Friday, the 27th of August, he received a letter (produced) from this last witness ; he did not remember whether there was an envelope on it or not; that purported to be addressed from the Knockanure constabulary hut; it requested of him to send out a pair of boots on approval, and if they were suitable, he (the constable) would pay for them at the end of the month when he would get his pay ; consequently, he sent the boots up to Mr. Bernard  M’Ginley’s, where the last witness told him to send them ; the value of the boots was £2 -5s-6d ; the value of each pair respectively was 10s., 10s. 6d., I2s and 13s, ; he identified the boots on the table as being three out of the four pairs which he sent to be left at Mr M’Gingley’s for prisoner ; the boots on prisoner’s feet were similar to the missing pair ; but he could not identify them; by the private mark he identified them ; but the marks were worn off the boots on prisoner’s feet. Mr Creagh, Solr., who hold been sent for, came into court during the Examination, and took up the defence. He read over the depositions,  and said he had no Questions to ask, except to know what were the specific charges Against his client, Mr David Barry on being sworn,  said he belonged to the firm of Barry and Clancy ; he knew the defendant for some short time”; on the 28th of August last, the prisoner went into his establishment, and asked for the loan of a £, which he gave him ; the prisoner was dressed in civilians clothes at the time, but that did not surprise him, as the men are frequently in plain clothes lately; he believed that prisoner was in the force at the time ; he could, not say whether prisoner was on duty or not at the time, nor did he remember Whether prisoner said he was or not. District-Inspector Rice was about to put a

question to witness, that would tend to refresh his-memory on the point ; but Mr Creagh objected.  The Bench would not allow any leading questions, or any questions that would suggest the answer.”. Witness (continuing) said he was not paid that money yet; but Head-Constable Carroll came for him, and on going down to the police barracks, the prisoner told him that the Inspector had his back pay, and that he would be paid by him.

District -Inspector Rice said he had something about £3 of the prisoner’s pay; but he had no power of paying Mr Barry out of it. Sergeant Jeremiah Cummins, on being sworn, said he was in charge of the Knockanure police hut; the defendant was under his command there; he tendered his resignation on or about the 23rd of August; be delivered up his arms about eight o’clock; he was dismissed from ranks and pay ; but he had an allowance ; his things were at the hut yet ; his gross monthly pay was £4 15s. 4d.

District-Inspector Rice, on being sworn, said he received a report on 9th August from Sergeant Cummins, which stated a charge of drunkenness against prisoner ; about the 21st of August he received a constables resignation, both of which he forwarded to his authorities ; on the 27th of August he received a telegram suspending Constable Meehan from the ranks of pay and duty from that date : he sent Head-Constable Carroll to inform him of it ; I on the first of September he received instructions from Head-Quarters that Constable Meehan’s services were no longer required, and to pay him his back pay up to that date; he could not inform him of these instructions, as the constable had left his hut since  the  28th, and did not return at that date ; on the evening of the 8th inst., about 8 o’clock, the constable came to him for his pay; in the meantime, inconsequence of something? which had come to his knowledge, he had him arrested on a charge of getting monies and goods under false pretences.

The enquiry was then adjourned until nine o’clock on Friday. On the hearing of the charges preferred by District-Inspector Rice, against ex-constable Meehan, being resumed on Friday, Mrs Griffin, servant at the Knockanure police hut, on being sworn, said she brought a parcel of boots from Cronin’s house for the defendant ; she saw the defendant opening the parcel, and taking out boots;. that was on a Saturday.  Constable Thomas M’Gushion, on being sworn, deposed that he was stationed at the Knockanure police hut; he knew the defendant to be stationed there with him; he saw him getting a parcel of boots, and putting on one pair; that was on the 28th. of August ; he left the hut on that date, and had not since returned ; his boxes were in the hut yet ; Constable Reilly brought his portmanteau into town ; the other three pairs of boots were in it; it was not locked, but was strapped up ; on the 4th inst. he received a letter from defendant, asking him to carry his private property in the kit to the Kilmorna railway station (letter produced), His Worship asked if the defendant would have been punished or dismissed for a similar charge of drunkenness.  District Inspector Rice said he would not; that but for these charges he might have been left off with a caution.  Mr Creagh said there was no evidence to show that his client had any intention of getting these things under false pretences, on the contrary he had told his officer not to pay for them.  District-inspector Rice said he did not want to act the part of the Bankruptcy Court. It was a very painful duty to him to have to bring on those charges, yet he felt it his duty to have them cleared up. His Worship said the Inspector had acted quite right up to the moment that he read the letter asking to have his goods removed to the railway station, he fully believed the defendant had no intention of committing any offence. However, as the charges: were not proved he would refuse to give information, but he ordered that Mr Barry £1 be paid back to him, and that the boots be paid for,


The witness of deep contagious happiness flowing from awareness of God’s presence and love — stoked by Mass, prayer, confession and charity — is the best means to attract people to that same Source.



HERO: Goodyear accepting nominations for annual Highway Hero Award

11/5/2019 – Akron, OH – Goodyear is accepting nominations for its annual Highway Hero Award, which honors truck drivers who put themselves in harm’s way to help others. The 2019 Goodyear Highway Hero Award winner, Paul Mathias, a driver for System Transport of Cheney, WA, administered CPR to save the life of a young passenger involved in a car accident. “It’s incredibly humbling to hear story after story of the selflessness of so many of our nation’s truck drivers,” said Gary Medalis, marketing director, Goodyear North America. “Goodyear’s Highway Hero Award gives us an opportunity to share these incredible stories and celebrate the extraordinary deeds of truck drivers in the ordinary course of their work.” A panel of representatives from the trucking industry will select the next Goodyear Highway Hero from among three finalists identified by Goodyear. The winner will be announced in March 2020, coinciding with the annual Mid-America Trucking Show, and will receive a cash award, among other prizes. Each finalist will also receive a cash prize and various items. Nominations must be submitted before December 31, and meet the following criteria to be considered for the award: A full-time truck driver; residing in the U.S. or Canada; the heroic incident must have happened in the U.S. or Canada; nominee’s truck must have had 12 wheels or more at the time of the incident; nominee must have been on the job, or on the way to or from work in his or her truck, at the time of the incident; and the incident must have taken place between November 16, 2018 and November 16, 2019. This marks the 37th year Goodyear will be honoring a truck driver with this award. Past Goodyear Highway Hero Award winners include a truck driver who ripped the back door from a burning car to save two passengers, and a driver who dove into a pond to pull a child from a submerged car.


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