knockanuare notes 11th november 2018

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday 12th November. Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years. Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan, contact the Centre on 068 49799.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS DINNER, dancing and afternoon tea in the Marian Hall on November 18th. Mass at 12.30pm. Please book with Ita on 068/49134 or Maureen 068/49365.

TEA DANCE at The Arms Hotel on Sunday 18th from 3pm to 6pm, everyone welcome.

PADRE PIO: Our next prayer meeting will be on November 20th (3rd Tuesday) and will be dedicated to our dead. The witness will be given by Fr. Mossie Brick. The relic which incorporates Padre Pio’s Heart bandage will be available for blessings after mass.

WORLD REMEMBRANCE DAY FOR ROAD CRASH VICTIMS: Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Sunday 18th November at 9 a.m.

RESULTS: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €2000 jackpot on Friday 9th November. Numbers drawn were 3, 20, 22, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Elaine O’Connor, c/o T. Collins, Lisaniska; 2. Liam Dillon, Kilconlea, Abbey; 3. Peg Moloney, Tullahinell, Bally;

4. Patricia Hughes, c/o Connolly’s Trien, and 5. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh. Next draw to be held on Friday 16th November with jackpot up to €2100.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Eithne Finucane, Margaret Forde, Richard Cotter, Nuala O’Flaherty, Philomena McAuliffe, Helmuit Kostal, Billy Heffernan, Maureen White, Bridie Meade, Johnny Collins, Gus Cremin, Harold Sheahan, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Michael White, Eugene Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Hannah Griffin, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O Halloran, Mamie Kennelly, Mary Moloney, Norrie Brady, Rita Kelly, Tom Barrett, Jeremiah Behan, Mass Moyvane; Thursday 15th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November List; Friday 16th at 7.30pm for all deceased Clergy who ministered in our parish; Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy, and Mass on Sunday at 11am for Noreen O Driscoll, Farranree. Mass Knockanure on 13th at 7.30pm for Robert O’Connor, Kilbaha; Mass on 14th at 7.30pm for all the deceased on the November Lists and Sunday 18th Mass at 10am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure.

SENIOR Citizens Mass on Monday 12th in Knockanure Centre at Noon and Mass in Moyvane on Sunday 18th at 12.30pm, in Marian hall.

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS; two Parishioners have accepted the invitation to take on this Ministry Mary Fitzgerald, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna and Helen Dowling, Coilagurteen.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, 0667134276: Celebrate your Faith: Mon. 12th, 19th & 26th Nov. 7.30-9pm. Profaith: Thady O’Connor, 7 Powerful Characteristics on Passing on the Faith, Tues 21 & 28th Nov. 7.30 -9pm. Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th – Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

AWARE: is currently recruiting volunteers. No prior qualifications or experience is required, as comprehensive training as well as ongoing support and education is provided by the organisation. More from 01-2374926.

ICA FLOWER ARRANGING DEMONSTRATION: at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 13th November at 7:30pm. Non-members welcome.

ICA Family Fun Day is on Sunday 25th November at the Marian Hall 2- 4:30pm. There will be a Jumble Sale, Bake Sale, Magic tricks with lots of games to play and of course visit Santa.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Carer’s Support Group take place at on Tuesday November 13th at 12.30pm.

ANNUAL PRESENTATION DAY MASS: Taking place in St Marys Church Listowel at 11.30am on Sunday, November 18th. Nano Nagle was born in 1718 and the Mass will commemorate her 300th Birthday.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place on this Monday 12th at 7.00pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS: present Bryan MacMahon’s play ‘The Honey Spike’ This production promises to be an excellent performance and you can be part of it all by going along to St John’s Theatre Nov 15th to 18th. Book with Joe Murphy 068/22566.

AA OPEN MEETING: An Open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held at the Glorach Theatre on Wednesday, November 14 at 8. 30pm. Speakers from AA and Al-Anon. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Community Alert’s 3rd annual Christmas lunch takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, November 25 from 1-6pm. Tickets available from committee members.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Moran, Toureen, Athea who was recently named Business Person of the Year at the South Dublin Chamber’s Annual Business Awards in the City west Hotel in Dublin. The Moran family moved to Dublin in 1988 taking over the The Red Cow Hotel.

SHOE BOX APPEAL, Last day for acceptance of Shoe Boxes in Duagh School is Monday Nov.12th.

LIBRARY: Newcastle West Library is hosting the Ardagh Chalice 150 Children’s Art work which they produced for the Festival last September.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: The Pope’s recent visit to our Country cost €20 million. The Bishops have informed us that 80% has been collected right across all Parishes in the Country. On weekend 17th/18th they are asking all Mass goers to generously donate to a second collection to help in clearing the remaining 20% of costs towards Pope Francis’s visit.

THE 26TH VILLAGE FESTIVAL: The Development Association would like to thank all who attended the various events. The committee would also like to thank patrons & sponsors who have supported the Festival down through the years. Thanks to the RSS & SOLAS participants, volunteers & committee members who helped in organising The Community Centre & Marian Hall for the weekend’s activities. Last but not least we would like to thank the Community Centre Committee, the Marian Hall Committee, Fr. Kevin & Mrs Madden for the use of various facilities over the weekend.

CHRISTMAS STOCK IN OFFICE: In our Parish Office we have a wide selection of Christmas gifts and Christmas cards. Come in and see what is available.

CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm presents their Winter Concert at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm sharp.

PRIMARY School – DSK’s Numicon course for professionals & families, It’s happening on Saturday, 24th November in the Rose hotel, Tralee from 11 – 3 pm. Booking is essential and the €30 payment must be paid in advance

MORTUARY: Work has commenced on the Old Mortuary in Duagh Church as it is being renovated into a Multi-Purpose Room which will be used as an Adoration Room, Altar Servers Room, Counting Room, and Confessional Room and as an emergency exit.


We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry. The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit. The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan. Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline. A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: The Fealebridge & Headley’s Bridge Creameries 49th Annual Social will be held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, November 30. Dinner at 8.30 pm. Music by The Neily O’Connor Band. Everyone welcome!

THE ROSARY will be recited at Teampill Ban at 3pm each Sunday during November. All welcome.

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Leaving Deros, Killarney Friday, December 7 at 3pm. Bookings at Deros before December 6. Phone – 064 6631251.

ANAM CARA KERRY, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday, November 13 at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.

NEWS: Seán Keane will be returning to the Glórach Theatre on Saturday, December 15 at 8 pm. Book at 0871383940.

MEETING: A meeting of Parish Pastoral Councils of this Area Unit will take place on Wednesday, November 28 at 8pm in Abbeyfeale Church. Please make a note of this date in your diary as we would like as many as possible of the members to attend this information meeting on the new pastoral Area Unit Plan – a follow on from the Synod process. The Pastoral Area Team members are also invited to this meeting.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA: We’ll be having a church door collection after a short talk from Fr. Tim Galvin about his work at the 12 noon Mass on Sunday, November 18. A social get together in the Day Care Centre will follow. This will, in turn, be followed by the annual cake sale on Sunday, December 9 in St. Ita’s Hall.

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018. Saturday, November 24 is the night and everyone is welcome.

TAKE THE PLEDGE FOR THE DEAD: Take the Short term pledge for November. Many people choose to abstain from alcohol for the month of November and offer this prayerful act in honour of their deceased loved ones.

WALK FOR THE HOLY SOULS – This year’s walk for the Holy Souls will take place on Sat. 17th Nov. from the Community Centre Tarbert to the Kilnaughtin Graveyard and back to the Community Centre. Registration will take place at the Community Centre in Tarbert from 10am and the walk will commence at 10.30am. Everybody is welcome. For safety reasons, high visibility jackets and good comfortable footwear are recommended. A recommended donation of €20 for families, €10 for single adults, and €5 for students, senior citizens etc. All proceeds will be donated to our Parish Church Fund.

A COFFEE MORNING & CAKE SALE – will also take place at the Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 17th Nov. from 10am to 1pm – come along and enjoy a chat and a few extra calories ( these are allowed every now and again) and bring a friend or neighbour or both. Great opportunity to show off your baking skills and do bring along a homemade cake or two to share. All proceeds will be donated to our Parish Church Fund.

DIOCESAN ADVENT SERVICE: The next choir rehearsal for the diocesan Advent service

will take place on Monday, November 12th at 7:30pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. All parish choir members are welcome to attend. Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny for more information

WINTER CONCERT: West Limerick Community Radio are hosting a variety concert in the Longcourt Hotel on Wednesday, November 28 at 7.30pm featuring Paddy O’Brien, Willie Relihan, Muriel O’Connor, Fran Curry, Dermot Lyons, Bunratty Harpists, Marion Kirby and more. Tickets €15 available from Pat Donovan, the Radio Station or John Harrold.

RETREAT: Happiness is at the Heart of the Christian Journey. According to latest research our hidden stress/anxiety is the source of much of our illness in Ireland and across the world today. Fr Brian Kavanagh shares his personal testimony on his journeying from negativity to freedom and happiness as well as his studies on current ground-breaking research. It will also include reflective song and music by Deacon Thady O Connor. Starting 9.30am to 5.30pm in Kilcummin Parish Centre on Nov 17th. Teas and lunch will be provided. For more details and booking please ring 087-2626187/086-8316106.

RAMBLING HOUSE: A Christmas rambling house will be held at Fr Casey’s club house Abbeyfeale on Thursday, December 20 in aid of the Chemotherapy Day Ward at Kerry General Hospital. Your support would be greatly appreciated and all singers, dancers, storytellers and musicians all welcome to attend. Doors open at 8.30 and show begins at 9pm.


Field Names: The chapel field

The mountain meadow, The long meadow, The yellow garden, The drain field, The domain inch, The barley field, The green field, The forge field, The triangle, The hill field, The kiln field, The pound, The wheat field, The well meadow, The hill meadow, The league, The inch, The sheep field, The rocky field, The fine patch, The drumin

Cornelius Shine, Gurtdromosillihy, Newtownsandes

The square meadow. The garden field, Straph an Aifreann, The red meadow. Garrdha an lín

The forge field, The small haggard, Páirc a thoraidh, The pound field, The Mulvihille garden.

The Fiddler’s hole, The brown hole, Poll na carraigh.

Nora Shine, Dirreen, Athea

There was a house in Timmy Buckley’s meadow and Mr Garvey was the name of the man that was living in it. He lived the time of the famine. There was another house in our land belonging to Mary Kelly. There was a house near Dan Stack’s house and Maura Feddemor and she was a fortune teller.

Bridget Kennelly, Address, Kilbaha Middle, Co. Kerry

Old Ruins, Kilmorna .Collector- Máire Bean Uí Catháin, Informant Kathleen Brosnan

(1) Gallán standing stone 3 1/2" by 3" by 1 1/2" situated in the property of Mrs. Nora Brosnan, Lacca East, of Kilmorna. It was an old burial-place.


The hill, on which this stone is situated, is called Pilgrim Hill.

According to the old people engineers, who visited the place fifty years ago, said it was the second oldest Church yard registered in Rome.

There is a well in the recently called an tobar mór and it was regarded by the old people as being a "blessed well".

Beside the well there was a big mound of earth

There was a blessed well in Jim Woulfe’s field and one day they washed clothes in it and that night the well changed out to Tom O’Connor field which was two fields away. People used go there on Sundays and especially Sundays of May. Some people used go there to get cured from some disease they had and they would leave a piece of cloth of the bushes round the well. There used also around the well three times to every rosary they would say. It is called Sundays Well. If you were to be cured at some wells you would see a fish.

Eileen Shine


Gortdromasillahy, Co. Kerry

Local Place Names

Collector Jeremiah Clancy- Age 11-Informant, Patrick Ahern, Age 70, Occupation, labourer

In a farm in Gortdromagowna owned by Thomas OConnor there stands a well called St. Mary’s well. The field is known as the Blessed well field. People from this parish and the surroundings go there to pay their rounds in May.

CABLE: The Kilpaddoge-Knockanure Project is a new underground electricity cable that links Kilpaddoge and Knockanure substations in North Kerry.

It is a 220 kV high-voltage cable which is capable of transporting large quantities of electricity over long distances. There is already over 200 kilometres of similar underground cable installed on the Irish electricity transmission grid.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Killarney National Park (Irish: Páirc Náisiúnta Chill Airne), near the town of Killarney, County Kerry, was the first national park in Ireland, created when Muckross Estate was donated to the Irish Free State in 1932.[1] The park has since been substantially expanded and encompasses over 102.89 km2 (25,425 acres) of diverse ecology, including the Lakes of Killarney, oak and yew woodlands of international importance,[2] and mountain peaks.[3] It has the only red deer[4] herd on mainland Ireland and the most extensive covering of native forest remaining in Ireland.[5] The park is of high ecological value because of the quality, diversity, and extensiveness of many of its habitats and the wide variety of species that they accommodate, some of which are rare. The park was designated a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in 1981.[6] The park forms part of a Special Area of Conservation.

Killarney Park in November 2018

RESULTS for Kerry Crusaders Listowel Half Marathon & 10K (Sample of runners)

Place Name Net Time Gross Time Bib Cat Sub Cat Club

1 Donal WHITE 00:34:38 00:34:38 5310 M (1) M40 (1) Kerry Crusaders

2 Tommy O’BRIEN 00:35:43 00:35:43 5311 M (2) M40 (2)

3- Patrick O’CONNOR 00:36:24 00:36:24 5045 M (3) M40 (3) An Riocht AC

4 Donal LEAHY 00:36:32 00:36:32 5185 M (4) M45 (1) Listowel AC

5 John HEAPHY 00:36:53 00:36:53 5163 M (5) MS (1) Kerry Crusaders

17 Dermot PIERSE 00:42:50 00:42:50 5074 M (15) MS (8) Listowel

43- Michael O’KELLY 00:47:13 00:47:26- 5047 M (37) M45 (6) Dromtrasna AC

67, Mary Alice SHEEHAN-00:50:13- 00:50:26-5056 F (15) F40 (4) Dromtrasna Challenge

85 Deborah COLBERT 00:52:32 00:52:44- 5025 F (25) FS (12) Dromtrasna Challenge


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