knockanuare notes-11th February 2018

CTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 12th February 2018. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

MASS Knockanure: Tuesday Tues 13th 12noon Mass celebrating Grandparents Day with the children of Knockanure School.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS 20th February commencing at 7.30pm at Lixnaw. The witness will be given by Mike O’Mahony of Ardfert.

‘PRETEND SICK’: Athea Drama Group will perform their new play in the Community Hall, Athea on February 15, 17,18,22,24,25. Doors open 7pm. Show 8pm.

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6700 jackpot for Friday 9th February. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 20,and 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Trish Rogan, Lisaniska; 2. Siobhain Browne, c/o The Ploughman; 3. Paddy Enright c/o Dick Whites Bar; 4. Jim Gould, Kilmorna, and 5. Deirdre Lennon, Stokers Grove, Listowel. Next draw to held Friday 16th February with jackpot up to €6800.

AGM; The Knockanure GAA Football Club AGM will be held on Thursday 22nd February at 8pm sharp. All nominations etc to be submitted to the club secretary Willie J. Leahy (087) 7945913 before Sunday 18th February.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the Donegan Family, Kilbaha, The Prendiville and O’Sullivan Families Duagh, and to the O’Donoghue & Daly families Knockane on their recent bereavements.

SYMPATHY to Noreen McEvoy & family, Aughrim on the death of her cousin Kitty Harnett, whose funeral took place in Ballydonoghue. To Anne & Pat Fitzgerald, The Village Moyvane on the death of Anne’s sister Mary Prendeville, whose funeral took place in Listowel. To the Family of Mikey Joe Walsh, Leitrim, who died in Lystoll Lodge, to his sister Bernie in England and to his brother Eddie in Lystoll Lodge, sister-in-law Joyce, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Mikey Joe Walsh celebrated at Moyvane church on Monday 12th February 2018 and burial afterwards at Ahavoher graveyard.

DEATH has taken place of Denny Mulvihill of Leitrim West, Moyvane, and late Barragougeen, died on the 3rd of February, 2018. Predeceased by his wife Tess and son Ben. Survived by sons Pat, Nicholas, Kieran, and Joe, daughters Ann, Kay, and Rosie, sisters Sr. Kathleen, Mary, Bridget, and Ann, and brothers Tim and Noel, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews and nieces.

Requiem Mass for Denny Mulvihill was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on the 7th of February, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Kelliher, Nora Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O’Brien, Hannah Murphy, Mary Cronin, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Mary Fitzmaurice, Peggy Gordon, Patrick Roche, Bernadette Cudlip, Mons Tim Harnett, Br. Clement McCarthy, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Eileen Larkin, Dan Green, Sean Og O’Ceallachain, Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy,Mass Moyvane on Mon 12th at 7.30pm for Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle & Eileen McNamara, Mary & Peggy Moriarty, Glin; Tues 13th at 7.30pm for Hanna Stack, Clounbrane (Months Mind)

ASH WEDNESDAY – A Day of Fast & Abstinence Wed 14th at 7.30am and 7.30pm for Parishioners (ashes will be distributed at both Masses); Fri 16th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross, Mass at 7.30pm for Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha; Sat 17th at 7.30pmmass for James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Dublin and on Sun 18th mass at 11.00am for Nora Kennelly (née Hudson), Kilbaha & Listowel.

ASH WEDNESDAY Wed 14th at 10.00am Mass Knockanure– A Day of Fast & Abstinence, ashes will be distributed at this Mass; Thurs 15th at 7.30pm,mass Knockanure for Catherine Culhane, Ballyguiltenane & Deceased of the Culhane & Sheahan Families, and Sun 11th, mass Knockanure 10.00am, for Peggy Higgins, Trien, (1st Anni)

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

BADMINTON; Congratulations to Munster Senior Grade E Men’s Doubles winner Donnacha Moloney and runner up Donie Enright.

Bus to Duagh Mission; Tuesday 27th is a night of healing and blessings and we will have a bus from Moyvane Church to take people to the Mission that evening if numbers are sufficient. Please give your names to the Sacristans or Fr. Kevin after the weekend Masses or contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office, 068/49308.

TROCAIRE envelopes containing a collection box available at all Masses.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED are hosting their tea dance in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 3pm to 6pm on Sunday 18th Feb. tea served.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS Open public meeting in Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14th, 8.30pm. All are welcome.

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS Annual Church Gate Collection, Listowel, will take place on 24th & 25th February.

M.S. VALENTINES COFFEE MORNING Saturday 17th Feb. from 11am to 1pm. in Tomasins Bar, Lisselton Cross. All welcome.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will run a book sale of good quality books till 17th Feb.

TARBERT COM. FUNDRAISING EVENT BINGO Sun. 25th Feb. at 3pm. in the School books single €10 Double €15 jackpot sheets €2.

“NOBODY’S TALKING TO ME”: This year’s offering from Abbeyfeale Drama Group is a comedy by Tommy Marren. This is a hilarious play based on a couple that are 50 years married but haven’t spoken for the past 10 years! The story unfolds with a few twists and ends happily ever after. It will start its run in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Tuesday, February 13 and continue on February 15, 17.18,20,22, 24 and 25 next. Doors open 7pm. Show commences at 8pm sharp each night.


MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 12th February at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room.

LENT BEGINS ON WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 14th, It is a day of fast and abstinence. Ashes will be blessed and distributed at each of Listowel three Masses – 10.30 am morning Mass & 1.10pm. Lunch time & at 7.00pm evening Mass.

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY: We bring to your attention the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which will be published weekly between now and next May. Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … www.chooselife2018.iethere are also leaflets at the back of the church.

VILLAGE DISRUPTION Moyvane: there will be road works through the village of Moyvane all next week. Please expect minor delays. Any queries please contact Alan on 086/4600223.

COMMUNITY DEFIBRILLATOR: A meeting will be held, in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 20th February at 8pm to highlight the existence of the Defibrillator outside the Marian Hall. Details from Bernie 087/6287410, Ursula 087/6309851 and Betty 087/3203041.

PRO LIFE TALK: Following up on above theme, Bishop Ray has given permission to a speaker from Pro Life who will speak at Masses in Listowel & Duagh / Lyre on weekend – 17th / 18th Feb.

ST JOHN’S: Thur 15th, Don Stiffe – The Long Overdue Tour of Kerry. A welcome return by the Galway folk singer fresh from his Carribean Cruise with The Ladies.

Fri 16th, The Best of Traditional, With Donie Nolan – accordion and vocals, Liam Flanaghan – fiddle and Caoimhín Ó Fearghail – pipes and guitar.

WATCH OUT for. Fri 23rd, On The Road With Johnny Barrett

A film presentation on one of the best known entertainers in the south west. Join Johnny on the road to Lisdoonvarna, Killarney, Charleville and Nenagh. With Kay and George Devlin – Irish and international ballroom dancing champions, Irish dancers and musicians. This is a fundraising Show, proceeds going to erect a monument to Johnny in Charleville.

A SIX-WEEK PROGRAMME ON FAMILY As we prepare to celebrate the World Meeting on Families 2018 which will take place in Dublin next August, a programme involving video presentation and discussion on Pope Francis’ teaching on the Joy of Love and the importance of family as the school of love/caring – beginning on Tuesday February 20th from 7.30 to 9.00 pm in the PARISH Meeting Room, Listowel and will run throughout Lent. This is a great opportunity to do something special for Lent. The family is where love is experienced. It will be facilitated by Fr. Sean O. Sheehy. All are welcome.

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY: Healthy Ireland at Abbeyfeale Library supported by W LR Presents a series of Talks on Health and Well Being. 1. General Nutrition with a focus on Food Intolerance & Healthy Meal Planning for busy people/cooking for one will take place on Wednesday, February 28 in Abbeyfeale Library from 7- 8pm. Presented by Sid Sheehan Chef and Nutritional Therapist.

ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASS: ‘Aifreann Lá le Pádraig’ will be broadcast live on RTÉ Television & RTE Radio simultaneously on St. Patrick’s Day here from St. Mary’s Church at 11.00 a.m. This is a great honour for the Parish of Listowel to show off our beautiful church. . Please note that the Mass on the day is at the earlier time of 11.00 a.m. to suit the RTÉ schedule. More details later.

LISTOWEL PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: Please note in your Diary that the Diocese has invited Martina Lehane Sheehan to speak in St. John’s Theatre, The Square on Wednesday March 7th @ 8pm.

GREENWAY: Beidh fáilte romhat on Thursday 15th February at Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale at 8pm to meet and discuss the latest developments along the Great Southern Greenway. 2018 is scheduled to witness positive developments in both Limerick and Kerry by the local authorities. In Limerick the iconic Barnagh Tunnel is to become directly accessible from the Greenway through the provision of an underpass of the N21 road. The County Limerick 40km Greenway has already been upgraded and made more ‘cycle friendly’ by Limerick City & County Council since they took over management from the voluntary group, Great Southern Trail Ltd., over two years ago.

Recently the 10km section from the Limerick Border to Listowel has been cleared of vegetation by Kerry County Council who now own 50km+ of the old North Kerry railways. Further progress on development of the Listowel section is expected to follow as soon as is feasible. There are also positive signals regarding the extending of the existing Tralee Urban Greenway to Fenit.

GATHERING: 21 – Sunday 25 February 2018, Venue: The Gleneagle Hotel

The Gathering Traditional Festival is one of the biggest traditional music festivals in the country. It takes place in Killarney each year, and this February’s edition will be its 19th in total.

MEDITATION in UL. Mindfulness Meditation with Lónán Ní Dhubháin in the Contemplative Centre at the University of Limerick. On Wednesdays from 1-2pm in February.

For further info contact Sr. Sarah on 086 4127485

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – The Jesus Prayer: Bishop Brendan Comiskey, Sat. 17th Feb. (Open to All) and Sun. 18th Feb.(Special Day of support and reflection for recovering Alcoholic members), 10am-5pm. Ministry in the Church by Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy, Gathering for All Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers & Parish personnel in the Kerry Diocese, Thurs. 22nd Feb. 7.00pm-9.30pm. The Amoris programme: A parish conversation in preparation for the World Meeting of Families which helps participants to reflect on and share their experience of family life in the light of Pope Francis’ vision in the ‘Gospel of Family’ a joy for all the world. Ardfert Retreat Centre will host 4 sessions during Lent, beginning on Wed. 21st Feb. 7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome. Bookings/Contact: 066-7134276.

EXPLORING FAMILY LIFE – Dr. Patricia Kieran will be speaking in Asdee Community Centre on Tues. Mar 20th @ 7.30pm. Her topic is Exploring Family Life. Patricia teaches Religious Education at Mary Immaculate College.

CREDIT UNION – Please note from 12 noon on Fri. 2nd Feb. to Fri.16th Feb. (inclusive) the Glin Branch office of Cois Sionna Credit Union will be closed for refurbishment. The office will reopen again as usual on Mon. 19th Feb. In order to facilitate continuing service to members the Tarbert Branch office will open full time during these dates. Members can also use the main office in Askeaton or any of the sub offices on Fridays. We apologise for any inconvenience.

CHILDHOOD CANCER: Survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer, their families and friends are welcome to a survivorship meeting in the Clayton Hotel, Cork on Thursday, February 15 at 5.30pm. This meeting is to discuss the health concerns and long-term follow-up of survivors. For more information contact Patricia McColgan at 086 2532819.

INTERESTED IN THE PRIESTHOOD: Come and See Weekend on 23/24th February in Pallotine College Thurles: Contact: Fr. Moynihan 0876551902/Fr. Comer:0872401246.

COLUMBAN Fathers are celebrating their centenary this year. The Missionary Society of St Columban is inviting young people to enter a journalism competition, an initiative to mark their centenary year in 2018.


With the Referendum coming up to remove the 8th Amendment from the Constitution one might like to support and get involved with Save the 8th Group who are contactable on or or by letter to the The Life House, 6 Gardiner Place, Dublin 1. Also a positive Radio Station is Spirit Radio on 89.8 to 92.2 fm.

HISTORY LECTURE—BLACK VALLEY: A lecture entitled ‘The Black Valley – an archaeological perspective’ by Frank Coyne, Archaeologist, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday, 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm. See

DIABETES: “Living with type 2 Diabetes? Let us help. Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Tralee.”

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady or telephone 021 4277700, or phone Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. 24th September—3rd October Ex Cork Airport (including coach from Kerry to Cork Airport return). For further information contact Premier Travel 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Telephone norardy .

HUNT Museum: Celebrating 21 Years in The Custom House. We turn 21 on Wednesday 14th February! Join us for a day of celebration on Saturday 17th February!

We will be hosting the Limerick Printmakers, where you will be able to have a special Hunt Museum design printed on Tote-bags or on any (cotton) material you bring! (A special shout out to those that bring the most creative material).The day will also host both an adult drop in workshop, & drop in arts & crafts for kids! Entrance to our permanent collection & workshops will be free for the day!

With guided tours to be scheduled for people to join!

LOOKING FOR WORK: Are you a looking for work or interested in returning to work? Employability Limerick supports people with an injury, illness or disability to secure and maintain employment. We cover Limerick City and County. Please contact us on info for more information.

THOUGHT: Why do we want to live forever? Because we hope that tomorrow will bring us someone we can love. Because we want to live another day with the person we love beside us. Because we want to find someone who deserves our Love and who, in turn, will know how to love us as we deserve to be loved. That is why, when a man has no one to love him, he feels a great desire to die. As long as he has friends, people who love him and whom he loves too, he will live. Because to live is to love. –Henry Drummond.

GIVE YOUR BEST! Bishop Abel Muzqrewa once spoke the following words to a large group of Priests who were sad and disheartened that they were making no headway in preaching the Gospel.






– Give your best anyway!”

PAPERS: The Cardiff Times 28th December 1907.

WANDERER FROM IRELAND. When Patrick Connor a native of West Ireland, was charged with loitering at Cardiff on Tuesday, P.C. Hodson described prisoner’s movements in nine streets, which he enumerated. Witness then said that he thought prisoner had gone far enough and so he arrested him. Prisoner, an old Navy man, said he had been in one of Messrs Elder, Dempster’s boats, and stated in a very straightforward manner that he was out of a ship and destitute to the world. Having nowhere to go, he wandered about the streets. Alderman F. J. Beavan referred Connor to the Workhouse casual ward and dismissed him with it caution.

Evening Express 21st May 1897

OLD AGE: A man of the small farming class named John O Connor, has just died at county Kerry. He was born in the townland of Claar, in the same parish. 103 years ago. Notwithstanding his great age, he was remarkably strong, and able to go about up to the time of his death.

The Chester Courant and Advertiser for North Wales 13th July 1898

COUNTY POLICE COURT. Saturday, Before Messrs. H. D. Trelawny, J- Thompson, R. T. Richardson, and W. H. Nightingale. IRISH HARVESTMEN IN TROUBLE. Thomas Connor and Patrick Connor, Irish harvestmen, former being a young and the latter an old man Were charged with stealing a Cardigan value 8s., the property of William Jones, labourer, employed at the Duke of Wellington Inn, Ince on June 28th. Prosecutor hung the jacket up behind the stable door at the Duke of Wellington Inn and the same day the two prisoners came and asked him for work, which however, he was unable to give, subsequently prosecutor found that his jacket was missing. He gave he gave information to the police, and P.C. Bradley arrested Thomas Connor on finding the jacket. Prisoner said he had got it at Wigan for 4s. 6d. The officer afterwards arrested the elder prisoner. When he charged them Thomas Connor said Patrick brought the jacket out and gave it to him, after, however, the prisoners were remanded at magistrates clerk’s office, Thomas said, I admit stealing the jacket; Patrick had nothing to do with it. Mr. Churton asked the elder prisoner if he and his companion were related, and received the reply I was a little bit of relation to his father, not much. The Bench dismissed the case against Patrick. Chairman remarking that he had had a narrow escape, and they fined Thomas Connor 5s. and costs, or seven days imprisonment. The prisoner asked for time to pay the fine, but the police objected, on ground that they might not again see the man or his money. Mr. Churton, The costs are heavy 31s. 8d. Mr. Trelawny Good gracious- The Bench decided that unless prisoner paid half that day he must go to prison. Connor said he had no money.

Evening Express 20th October 1898

GOVERNORSHIP OF CARDIFF GAOL. APPOINTMENT OFFERED TO A BRISTOL MAN. We are informed that the governorship of Cardiff Gaol, vacated by Mr. J. Howard, has been offered to Captain H. L. Connor, the present governor of Bristol Gaol. Captain Connor will give no information, pending decision of the Home Office,” but there is reason to believe that the appointment will be confirmed. Captain Connor is about 50 years of age.

Evening Express (Fifth Edition) 23rd December 1899.

THE QUEEN AND A BEREAVED MOTHER. The Queen has written to Mrs. Connor, of Southsea, whose son (Captain H. B. Connor, of the 1st Royal Irish Fusiliers). Died from wounds received at Glencoe, expressing sympathy with her in her bereavement. Her Majesty also said she would like to have a photograph of Captain Connor.

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