knockanuare notes-12th May 2019

KNOCKANURE FIRST HOLY COMMUNION, Congratulations the following Emily, Shauna, Gemma, Aoibhinn, Cillian, Jack, Adam, Conor, James, Seán, Aaron and Sarah on receiving their First Holy Communion in Knockanure on Saturday 10th May 2019. Thanks to Miss. McDermott for having the children prepared, also thanks to numerous people who worked in the background, thanks to the choir and Fr. Kevin. We wish the children a long and happy relationship with Jesus throughout their lives. First Holy Communion for the children of Murhur N.S. is on Saturday 25th May.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June. Lunch and evening tea. Leaving Church car park at 11am. Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st, tickets available at several outlets.

ST PIO Lixnaw; May prayer meeting will take place on Tuesday May 21st at 7.30pm.

The witness will be given by Adrian O’Connor from Cloghane, Castlegregory.

MAY ALTAR in homes, an age old tradition, still continues, visit to local Blessed Well, which was very popular, now appears to be abandoned.

SYMPATHY: To Mike O’Sullivan, the Village Moyvane on the death of his cousin Julie Hahesy, Limerick.

DEATH took place on May 3rd 2019 of Sr. Perpetua O’Brien, late of Moyderwell Covent, Tralee and formerly of Scrahan, Duagh. Deeply regretted by the Mercy Sisters, her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, relatives and friends.

Requiem Mass for Sr. Perpetua took place at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass on Monday, followed by burial in New Rath Cemetery, Tralee.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Anthony Ahern, Eileen Keogh, Patsy Horan, Fr. Roger Duggan, Jeremiah Scannell, Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Tim Kennelly, Patrick Shanahan, Noranne McCarthy, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty, Mary Stack. Mass Moyvane: Monday 13th at 7.30pm for Con J. Mulvihill & his wife Catherine & their son Con, Clounbrane (Anni) & deceased of Mulvihill family; Tues 14th at 7.30pm for Timothy & Julia Flaherty, Moher (Anni); Thurs 16th at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Aughrim (Anni); Fri 17th at 7.30pm for John Dunne, Drommurhur & Detroit, Michigan (Rec Dec); Sat 18th at 7.30pm for Mary Stack, Glenalappa (Anni), and Mass on Sun 19th at 11.00am a Mass of Thanksgiving (Special Intention. Mass Knockanure on Sun 19th at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney, Carrueragh (Anni) & her husband Pat.

GAA Knockanure Lotto results; There was no winner of the €4300 jackpot on Friday 10th May. Numbers drawn were 16, 21, 29, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Mick O’Grady, c/o O’Briens Bar, Duagh; 2. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna; 3. Eamon McSweeney, c/o Enright’s Bar; 4. P. Langan, Glenagragra, and 5. Neil Brosnan, c/o Kevin’s. Next weeks draw on Friday 17th May with up to €4400.

ST BRENDAN: 16th May 7.30pm. Feast of St. Brendan. Mass celebrated in Church of St. Brendan, Curraheen, Tralee by Fr. Seán Jones. Especially for young people and those doing exams.

CONGRATULATIONS to John Goulding of Knockanure who won an award at the recent 44th Kerry Holstein Friesian Breeders Show and Sale at Gortatlea.

WALK: May 18th at Ballylongford nature walk begins at noon at Carrigafoyle.

BEST Wishes on their marriage to, Orla O’Neill, daughter of Sean and Catriona of Bunagarha and Brian McCormack, son of Thomas and Catherine from Tipperary. Canon Declan O’Connor officiated at Listowel Church.

CONGRATULATIONS to Deborah O’Flaherty daughter of Tom and Ann of Moyvane who married Sean O’Mahony of Coolaclarig in Moyvane Church recently, Fr. Sean Jones officiated.

Congratulations also to Aisling Culhane of Ballyguiltenane and Jerry Scanlon of Tarbert on their marriage on 27th April 2019.

BEST Wishes to Breda Fitzgerald of Moyvane who recently celebrated her 60th birthday.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: will hold a Blood Donor clinic in The Brandon Hotel This week, Monday 5pm –8.30pm, TUES, WEDS & Thurs: 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm.

VOCATIONS RETREAT, is God calling you to be a Diocesan Priest.? A Come and See vocations retreat will be held in St Patrick’s College Maynooth on 18th/19th May. For details contact Fr. Michael Moynihan at 0876551902.

COMHALTAS: The Limerick County Fleadh will take place in Athea on the June Bank holiday weekend and the next meeting preparing for the event is on Monday, May 13th at the Top of the Town.

CHOIR: Imperial Male voice choir from London, will perform at St James’ Church Dingle on Sat. 25th May at 7.30pm, they also perform at St Michael’s Church Killorglin on the 26th of May at 7.30pm, they will be joined by Killorglin Men’s’ Social Club Choir.

ROSARY: At the Grotto Tuesday evening at 7.15pm.

ROAD CLOSURE: Works will continue on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford Rd. There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551. The L1013 (Bog Road, Bog Line). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods Will be closed from Monday 13th May at 8 am This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 17th. The road will be fully opened on weekends.

ASDEE ACTIVE RETIRED & FRIENDS: are going on their Annual weekend away, this year it is to Connemara from 7th – 9th July. Visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Heritage Centre, Homestead of Dan O Hara, Cruise of Killary Fjord, St. Bridget’s Celtic Gardens, Shopping in Clifden and lots more. Immediate booking is necessary. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8696341 or Mairead Doyle 087/1386831. Everybody Welcome!

CONCERT in the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Sun. 19th May starting at 7pm. Funds raised will go towards getting a bus for St. John of Gods Services.

PROCESSION with the Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will take place on Mon. 13th May at 6.30pm from Ballylongford Church to the Grotto.

KNOCK SHRINE: All Ireland Rosary Rally, Saturday 1st June. Bus leaving Castleisland at 7am. Contact 066 7147494 or 066 7141541.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre, Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm. Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8-9.30pm. Diocesan Adoration Eucharistic Retreat: Thurs. 30th May, 9.30am-3.30pm. Contact Eileen 0874575278 Margaret 0872976304. Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th to Thurs. 13th June. Bookings: Phone 0667134276.

FERGUSON 35; The Downes brothers Mike from Castlebar and Liam from Templeglantine recently participated in a 300kms tractor road run from Dublin to Mayo. Their mode of transport was a 61-year-old Massey Ferguson 35.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: There will be an afternoon tea dance in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon. All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas. Refreshments and raffle.

KERRY Co-op; Dave Scannell of Listowel who farms in Ardagh, has organised a meeting in the Southcourt Hotel, Raheen on Monday, May 13, at 8pm, hoping that every shareholder in the Limerick/Clare area will attend.

GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH. Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

CONRADH NA GAEILGE/GAELIC LEAGUE; a branch has been re-established in Abbeyfeale. Members welcome. Further information Éamonn 086 3903244.

PRESENTATION Sisters, Castleisland have donated the Ambos, Altar and Stations of the Cross to Brosna Parish.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE: Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes under the Leadership of Bishop Brendan Leahy will leave Shannon on Thursday June 20 and returning on Tuesday June 25. A limited number of sick or assisted pilgrims will be accommodated in the Sanctuary of Lourdes. For more details please contact the Lourdes Office, Limerick Social Services Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Telephone: 061 314111

DOG SHOW: The Abbeyfeale Town Park Dog Show will take place in the Town Park on Sunday May 19, with Judging commencing at 2pm. We will have 12 classes-

HARNETT REUNION: A committee meeting has been called for Thursday, May 16 in St. Ita’s Hall at 9pm. New members always welcome. They’re coming from the four corners for the second reunion of the Harnett clan July 11-14. Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories. You can contact her on harnettreunion2019

PRO-LIFE: Since 2017, Priests for Life has worked with Heartbeat International and Good Counsel to urge pastors – of all denominations – to place information permanently in their church bulletins and on their websites on alternatives to abortion and healing after abortion. It’s easy, it’s free and it will take just minutes to accomplish. And lives will be saved.

For example, one very comprehensive resource is Heartbeat’s

COMMUNITY ALERT NOTES from Abbeyfeale: Thanks to everyone who supported our recent church gate collection – the monies collected go towards the summer outing and Christmas lunch. Once you reach the age of 65 and live alone or with a person/s aged over 65 you are entitled to receive a monitored alarm system. But if you have younger people living in the house who are out for long periods of the day then because you are spending hours alone you are also entitled to the system provided that you are over 65. The free equipment is provided by Pobal following an application from Abbeyfeale Community Alert, there will be a monitoring fee to be paid from the second year of installation to the installing company of €66. Please note that this fee is payable in a lump sum each year after year one. Should you not have a landline the installing company Task provide a sim card at a rate of €7.50 per month payable from day one. Committee members are Sean Broderick, Micheal O’Kelly N.T., Seamus Stack, Mossie Gleeson, Kathleen Collins, Mary McArthur, Buddy and Brenda Barry, John O’Sullivan, Billy Quirke N.T., Cllr. Francis Foley, Mary Jo O’Connell, James Joy, Denis Collins, Marian Harnett.

DEATHS: Israelis on Memorial Day mourn nation’s 23,741 soldiers killed in service

ST JOHNS May 2019; Wed 15th – KRISTY COX BLUEGRASS BAND. The best of American and country bluegrass is presented by this six piece Nashville based Grammy nominated band.

Thu 16th -ERIC NOLAN- An evening of traditional Irish songs and folk music.

Fri 17th –SMALLONE, A new play by John Murphy, starring Michelle O‘Flanagan and presented by Bottom Dog Theatre Co. Limerick. Mingey loves Peru, her cats and orange club milks. She has a heart full of love and she guards her privacy like a treasure.

Sat 18th –SIVE. The John B. Keane classic is presented by The Fourth Wall Theatre Co., Laois

Mon 19th– Tues 20th- THE BOG OF CATS. A play by Marina Carr presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald.

Wed 22nd — DEIRDRE MOYNIHAN & RTÉ CONTEMPO QUARTET. Sounds secretly coming to life. Music by Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, Brahms and Karl Weigl.

GLIN CASTLE HOSTED THE RARE AND SPECIAL PLANT FAIR: on Sunday, May 12 from 10am – 5pm. The Rare and Special Plant Fair was established in 2001 with the assistance of Bord Bia, to ensure that the gardening public has an opportunity to purchase rare and difficult to source plants, while at the same time visit a garden of note that they may not otherwise visit. Over 40 stalls of rare and unusual plants. Expert advice from the growers. Glin Castle tours available also.


Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, February 02, 1929; Page: 6


DANCING STARTS AT 9 O’CLOCK, Music by Devro-Daly, Kerry’s Popular Band.

TARIFF—Ladies 3/-; Gents 3/6. First-class Catering. All are –welcome.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 21, 1929; Page: 8



Music by MICK DEVEREAUX and his Popular Band. Dancing at 9 Pm- Special Catering. Tariff: Ladies, 3/6; Gents, 4/ COMMITTEED. D O’Sullivan, J. Danaher, William Ahern, Tom Kelly. J. O’Sullivan, M. Mullane. Treas. T. Kelly. Secretary, C. O’Sullivan.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, November 04, 1939; Page: 11

Will be held in THE Enterprise Hall, Athea, On-Sunday Night, Nov. 5th, ’39.

Music by McElligott’s Dance Band-Six Musicians. Spot Light Effects. Carnival Novelties.

COME AND DANCE TO A BAND AND A FLOOR SECOND TO NONE. Dance Starts at 9 o’c sharp, to 6.

Special Catering by T. J. Kelly, Proprietor. TARIFF (inc. Supper and Tax)—2/6. DANCING from 9 to 6.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 30, 1939; Page: 19


January 1st, 1940.

Music by Pat Jordan’s Band, Kanturk. SIX Performers SIX. Admission (inc. Tax & Supper)—2/6. Dancing 9 pm. to 6 a m. T. J Kelly, Prop Come and Dance to a Band on a Floor second to none. Spot Prizes. Hats free.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 28, 1942; Page: 17

All-Night Dance OF THE SEASON will be held in THE ENTERPRISE HALL, ATHEA —On-Easter Sunday Night, April 5th. Dancing 9 — 5 a m.

Music by Gaby and his Rhythm Minstrels—direct from the Queen’s Theatre. Dublin.

Admission (Inc. tax & supper)—3 /-.

Catering, by T J Kelly. Hall Prop.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 13, 1943; Page: 8

All-Night Dance will be held in the Enterprise Hall. Athea, on St. Patrick’s Night (17th March).

Music by the Cavalier Dance Band, Kilmallock (Personally conducted by Dan Foley, A L. C M , L L C M) Dancing 9 to 5a m. Cigarettes and Refreshments to be had in Hall. Tariff (inc. tax) — 2/6

Bicycles Parked Prop—T J Kelly

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  1. KEN DUCKETT says

    I was interested to contact Mairead Hanlon of Asdee as I had a cousin named that as she was daughter of Margaret Hanlon from Asdee a sister of my mum Kathleen Hanlon I wonder if you could check this out before I phone and put my foot in it or add an e mail I can contact directly?
    Thanks for your great posts of the locality and it’s people.

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