Knockanuare Notes-12th January 2019

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday 13th January. Music by Stevie Donegan. Contact 068 49799 if attending.

FUNDRAISER: 2019 All-Ireland drama winners, Holycross/Ballycahill Drama Group perform John B. Keane’s Sive at Scoil Realta na Maidine, Listowel on Saturday January 18th at 8pm. A special evening with wine, spot prizes & MC Billy Keane with all proceeds going to the Sean Stakelum Leukemia Fund

LIXNAW Padre Pio meeting Tuesday 21st January at 7.30pm.

BEST WISHES to Aisling Flaherty daughter of William and Breda of Moyvane who recently married Ian Ryan son of Joe and Margaret of Shanagolden. Fr. Sean Jones officiated.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €7500 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 25, 31, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Milo & Conor Hussey, Ballyduff; 2. Anne Dillon, Kilmorna; 3. Larry White, Bedford, Listowel; 4. Patrick Toomey, 53. Collins Park, Abbey, and

5. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna. Next week’s jackpot will be up to €7600, with next draw on Friday 17th January. Wishing our supporters both near and far a very healthy 2020. All at the club look forward to bringing positive developments throughout the year.

DEATH has taken place of Noreen O’Sullivan, Charles Street, Listowel and late of Graffa, Ballylongford on the 9th of January,2020, at Áras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel. Predeceased by her parents Thomas and Minnie, sisters Maureen, Bridget and Elsie, brother Tom. Sadly missed and lovingly remembered by her sisters Sr. Emmanuel and Patricia, nephew Christopher, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass for Nora took place on Saturday, with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH of Donal (Donie) Mulvihill, Ard-Álainn, Killacolla Barker, Glin, and Gortnaminch, Listowel (formerly Moyvane) on 6 January 2020. Predeceased by his sister Joan (Dunne), brother Micheál, and niece Theresa Barrett (Chicago). Donie will be greatly missed by his wife Eileen, sister Teresa (Chicago), brothers John-Joe (Navan) and Brendan (Los Angeles), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand-nieces, grand-nephews, extended family,

Requiem Mass Saturday 11 January for Donie Mulvihill at the the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin. Burial in adjoining cemetery. His first wife Eileen Brosnan died in 1988 aged 62 years.

DEATH of stallholder Anna Costello from Glin who had been with the Abbeyfeale Farmers Market since it was established in April 2003.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Josephine Lynch, Hugh Brady, Jerry Moore, Dan Mulvihill, Rebecca Roche, Catherine Moloney, Liam O’Connor, Peggy Mulcahy, Martin Stack, Connie Shine, Michael Moloney, Mike Joe Stack, Maighread O’Callaghan, Kit Scanlon, Catherine Hudson, Hannah Stack, Mary Collins, Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Fr. Michael Buckley, Michael Walsh, Mass Moyvane; Mon 13th at 7.30pm for John Gregg, Aughrim & dec., of the Gregg & Hanrahan families; Tues 14th at 7.30pm for Mary O’Sullivan, Kilbaha & dec of the O’Sullivan family; Wed 15th at 7.30pm for John Michael O’Sullivan, Causeway (Rec Dec) (brother of Doreen Flaherty, Moher); Thurs 16th at 7.30pm for Catherine Scanlon, Leitrim West, her husband John & their son Tom; Sat 18th at 7.30pm for Bill Horan, Aughrim & dec of the Horan family, and Mass on Sun 19th at 11.00am for Annie McMahon, Carrigkerry (Rec Dec) (mother of Julie Fitzmaurice, Mail Road Cross)

Mass Knockanure on Sun 19th at 10.00am,Mass of Thanksgiving.

KERRY DOWN SYNDROME: would like to sincerely thank all those who contributed to the Church Gate collection in Knockanure on Sunday 29th December. Amount raised was €237.57. Many thanks.

THANKS: Well done to one and all who contributed in any way to raising €2,101, for Nano Nagle recent fundraiser, Jimmy Collins says a big “thank you” to all.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Full road closure on the Kilmorna road – Mon the 13th to Fri 17th and Mon the 20th to Fri the 24th of Jan from 8am to 6pm on each day. People travelling to Abbeyfeale will have to divert by Athea or Listowel. Minor works on Knockanure road Mon 13th to Fri 17th – traffic lights. Padraig 086/6072159.

WINDFARM, see last week’s Kerryman for details of E30m Wind farms in vicinity of Knockanure.

COMHALTAS: The next meeting of the Fleadh Cheoil Committee takes place at the Top of the Town, Athea on Monday, Jan. 13th., at 8:30pm. We appeal to all who would like to give a hand organising the Fleadh in June to turn up to this meeting.

WALKING initiative in association with ‘Athea GAA’ – Walking’ will start on Thursday night, January 9th for 8 weeks. The venue is Athea GAA pitch from 7-8pm. Admission is free and open to the entire parish and beyond. Young and old come along, all welcome.

COURSE: Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Certificate Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on Faith, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Wednesdays from 7.00 to 8.30pm beginning Wednesday 15th January, more from 0667134276.

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

MUSIC: A Country Music Weekend will take place in The Woodlands Hotel Adare on Friday 17th January to Sunday 19th January.

SIVE: The Abha Bhán Players have been invited to stage the play SIVE in the Glórach Theatre in Abbeyfeale on January 24th and 25th.

DANCING; Beginners & Advanced Dance Classes at Emmets Club House at the top of Church Street, Listowel will recommence on Mon. 13th Jan from 7-9pm.

HAVEN: If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs you are welcome to join a confidential group called Haven who meet on Thursday nights from 7 – 8.30pm in the parish office, Abbeyfeale. For further information contact 087 7662865/087 4270374.

Sun 19th

ST JOHN’S: CHERISH THE LADIES 35TH Anniversary Concert.

Joanie Madden on flute, whistles, vocals, Mary Coogan on guitar, Nollaig Casey on fiddle, Kathleen Boyle on piano, harmony vocals, Kate Purcell on vocals, guitar, David Geaney step dancer and Seámus O’Flatharta on vocals, harp, step dance.

Mon 20th to Wed 22nd, LORD OF THE FLIES


Originating in the Gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run is a high-energy bluegrass band made up of four like-minded musicians


The Vanbrugh Quartet have been based in Cork since 1985. More from 068 22566.

ST. ITA’S NIGHT: The annual celebration of St. Ita’s feast day takes place in Raheenagh Hall on Wednesday, January 15 with dinner catered by Kingdom Catering and dancing to Micheal Collins. Meal served at 8pm sharp. Reserve your tickets with Mary Anglam on 086 1649099.

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM: A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, from 2.30pm – 5pm. Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

NIGHT AT THE OSKARS: The films have been chosen – Fr. Ted, Forrest Gump, The Golden Girls, Sister Act, The Quiet Man, Misery and The Calendar Girls. Rehearsals will commence on Tuesday evening, January 14 with all actors and actresses being contacted by the producer of their film with the time to be at the Day Centre. Contact Jane at St. Ita’s Day Care on 068 51850.

FEET: Chiropodist will be coming to the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wed. 29th Jan. Please call 087-7672172 if you would like to book an appointment.

KERRY LONDON ASSOCIATION AGM: January 15, Sala Room, Crown Hotel, Cricklewood at 7pm.

SHOW: Machinery Show at Millstreet on 15th and 16th Jan.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Develop your speaking skills and your self-confidence at West Limerick Toastmasters. First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm. New members welcome. Contact Charles 087 7972855.

AUTISM AND SOCIAL SKILLS COURSE in Listowel Arms Hotel Saturday 25th January 10.30 -3.30 p.m. for parents, teachers, SNA’s , carers. Book online or call 087 2945977.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA: Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St. Abbeyfeale, All ages are welcome. Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /[email protected] or look them up on Facebook.

KERRY DIOCESE VISITING OBERAMMERGAU GERMANY: Monday 25th – 27th May. Word famous Passion Play takes place every 10 years. CONTACT: Janice: 0647758219.

WOOD TURNERS: The secretary of the Kerry Chapter of the Irish Woodturner Guild is Bob Cosgrave and he has issued an invitation to local woodturners to come to their monthly meeting in Tralee on the second Tuesday of each month between 7-10pm. Contact Bob Cosgrave 087 2833507 for further information.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Mon. 13th Jan. 7.30pm-8.30pm. Vision Board Workshop: Juliana Murphy & Anne O’Donnell, Sun. 12th Jan. 2pm-5pm. Join this positive, up-lifting and fun hands-on workshop which allows you to create your own Vision Board with images and words that will attract what you want in your life. To be part of this Powerful Workshop call Anne or Juliana on 087-2915343. Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Certificate Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on Faith, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Wednesdays 7pm – 8.30pm beginning Wed. 15th Jan.

KILNAUGHTIN CHURCH & GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE – launched their fundraising appeal recently in order to raise funds for the Altar Shelter Project at Kilnaughtin Graveyard. A brochure with full details can be picked up from local shops and can also be downloaded from <>.

NEW COURSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2020 IN THE OLD TECH, Abbeyfeale: The following new classes are starting up in January 2020: Demonstration cookery, Cookery for Special Diets (Gluten free etc), Childcare QQI Level 5 & 6, Healthcare QQI Level 5, Arts and Crafts, Beginners Horticulture/Vegetable crop production(Gardening-Learn when and how to set seeds, care for plants etc), and Creative writing (Different forms of Creative Writing styles such as short stories, poetry, drama, short sketches and plays). If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary in the office: 06831198 or log onto

MEDJUGORJE IRISH CENTRE PILGRIMAGES APRIL – OCT 2020: 7 Night Stay and Airport Shuttle service from Dubrovnik or Split for €266 per person sharing. Book any flight – any time and we provide guaranteed airport shuttle service. Call us for further info and book the dates that suit you. Tel. 01 4434510 or email [email protected]

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 7th – 9th February 2020. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne (01) 450 0922, text or call 086 413 5440, or email [email protected] or visit


SEAMUS O CRUADHLAOICH- asked the Minister for Finance if he would expedite the issue of the £400 award granted to Keating’s Creameries, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, by the Compensation (Ireland) Commission.

Ernest Blythe

Mr. BLYTHE- Inquiry has been made at the offices of the Compensation (Ireland) Commission, and it has been ascertained that final issue of the award referred to by the Deputy has necessarily been postponed for the present pending adjustment of a question of costs. Payment cannot, of course, be made until the award is received in my Department from the Commission.

SEAMUS O CRUADHLAOICH- asked the Minister for Finance if he will state the cause of the delay in making an award upon the claim of the Ardfert Co-operative Dairy Society, Co. Kerry, for compensation arising out of the injury to its business sustained in the pre-Treaty period, and whether he can state when the award will be issued.

Mr. BLYTHE- Enquiry has been made at the offices of the Compensation (Ireland) Commission, and it has been ascertained that the claim referred to by the Deputy is at present under investigation, and that an award may be expected at an early date.

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DOMHNALL O MUIRGHEASA- asked the Minister for Local Government and Public Health whether he has come to any decision on the claim of Michael Foran, of Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, for a pension under the Blind Persons Act, and whether he will give consideration to the claimant’s statement that six medical certificates of blindness can be produced.

Séamus Aloysius Bourke

Mr. BURKE- This claim was disallowed on the 6th July, 1925, on the ground that the claimant did not fulfil the statutory condition of blindness. A detailed examination of his eyesight was made on the 19th June last by one of the Department’s Medical Inspectors. His report showed that the claimant’s standard of vision was then in excess of that upon which the blind pension is allowable.

17 Dec. 1925; SEAMUS O CRUADHLAOICH- asked the Minister for Finance if he will state when the award of £45 obtained by James Mahony, Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, from the Compensation (Ireland) Commission in June, 1925, will be paid, and whether he is aware that this man is in great need at present.

MINISTER for FINANCE (Mr. Blythe) The award referred to by the Deputy has been duly received in my Department and will be discharged

10 Nov 1927; Mr. O’LEARY-asked the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs if he will consider the question of the reinstatement of John Reidy, Lixnaw, and Timothy Cronin, Knockanure, County Kerry, postmen, who were imprisoned in 1922 and not re-employed when released.


Any applications for re-employment in the Department of Posts and Telegraphs which are submitted by the persons mentioned in the Deputy’s question will receive consideration.

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