knockanuare notes 14th October 2018

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 19th October at 10am. To book phone Eileen Quinn 49472.

THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION MURHUR NS: Thank all those who contributed to their fundraising Church gate collection on October 6th / 7th in both Moyvane and Knockanure Masses. Total amount €565.41.

SINGING WEEKEND: The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 19 – 21. The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES AGM on Monday, October 15th at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane.

ST PIO LIXNAW: Our next Padre Pio devotions will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 23rd at 7.30pm (This later date is because of the pilgrimage to San Giovanni). The witness will be given by Ian O’Connell of Killarney.

SYMPATHY: To Pauline and Eoin Hand, Glenalappa on the death of Pauline’s mother, Clare Doherty.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maggie Enright, Michael Finucane, Martin O’Connell, Bro Michael McAuliffe, Fr. Hallie Ashe, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Joan Hillard, Tom Horgan, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Nora Stack, Michael Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Anthony Foley. Mass Moyvane; Mon 15th at 7.30pm for Patrick Curtain & the deceased of Moyvane GAA Club; Fri 19th at 7.30pm for Bridie O’Carroll, Manchester (Rec Dec) (sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll); Sat 20th at 7.30pm for Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen, and Mass on Sun 21st at 11.00am for Denis McEvoy, Aughrim, & deceased of the McEvoy & Foley families. Mass Knockanure Sun 21st at 10.00am for Deceased members of the Cronin family, Knockanure

ENROLMENT at Knockanure; Tues 16th at 7.30pm – First Holy Communion Enrolment Ceremony for Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure (Ceremony held in the school – No Mass)

Mass Moyvane- Thurs 18th at 7.30pm for Special Intention (sick).

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results- There was no winner of the €10,200 jackpot on Friday 12th October. Numbers drawn were 5, 10, 12, and 15. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Michael Moore Kilmorna; 2. Ann Brouder Athea; 3. Mary T Buckley Knockanure Road; 4. Joe Redmond, 28 Bruach Na Gaile, and 5. Jim Gould Kilmorna. Next draw on Friday 19th October with jackpot up to €10300.

MOYVANE VILLAGE FESTIVAL will be held over the Bank Holiday weekend, Friday, October 26th to Monday, October 29th.

BEST WISHES to Margaret Carmody who recently retired as cleaner for the local National School, Margaret and her mother Mary spent 60 years between them working at Knockanure School.

GOLD: Congratulations to Willie and Norma Leahy of Carrueragh, manufacturers of Carralea Dairy Products who won gold in their category at Blas na hEireann in Dingle recently. Carralea Artisan Dairy is an on farm dairy at the farm of Norma and Willie Leahy, they produce pasteurised non-homogenised whole milk and pasteurised cream. Kefir from their own pasteurised milk and kefir grains. They have a natural and strawberry flavoured kefir drink, and also produce a strained kefir which is like a natural or Greek yoghurt in colour and texture but with a completely different flavour.

KLLARNEY PARISH SILVER CIRCLE- 2nd Prize €250 went to Fr. Sean Jones, Tralee.

THE 120th ANNIVERSARY OF THE FOUNDATION OF RATHEA CHURCH: will be celebrated on Friday night, Oct. 26th at 8pm.

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE Friday night, Oct. 19th in the Thatched House commencing at 9pm. All welcome.


The Diocese of Kerry celebrates Mission Month with a public talk presented by Fr. Niall Geaney and Sr. Orla Treacy. Fr. Niall is a Kiltegan priest now working in Tralee. Sr. Orla received the Hugh O’Flaherty International Humanitarian Award last year in recognition for her work in South Sudan. Interested in volunteering abroad? The VMM and OLA mission outreach teams will be on hand to discuss practicalities and supports. Takes place on Thursday 18th October at 8pm in St. John’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee. Everyone welcome.

SCRIPTURES: Exploration of the Christian Story with Dr. Eugene Duffy Dr. Eugene Duffy, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will present a public talk entitled ‘Exploration of the Christian Story – Deepening your understanding of the scriptures.’ The presentation will take place over two evenings, Wed. Oct. 17th and Wed. Oct. 24th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. The presentation will begin at 8pm. All are welcome. There is no charge for this event.

REMEMBRANCE Ceremony will be held in Listowel on November 11th 2018 at 11.30 am, to mark the anniversary of the end of WW1.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 17th. JANE EYRE- An epic love story set against the magnificent back drop of the Yorkshire Moors, adapted for the stage by Adrian Praeter and presented by the award-winning Hotbuckle Theatre Co., England.

Fri 19th, FRANCES KENNEDY PRESENTS: The Scandal of the Parish in song and story and some grown up humour!

WEDNESDAY PRAYER: Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

COMHALTAS CONCERT: Many in the locality as well as from further afield are looking forward to the Comhaltas Tour of Ireland Concert in the local Halla Inse Bán, Templeglantine on Wednesday October 17. Enquiries to 087 9654451.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

CRAFT FAIR: Saturday, October 27 from 12-4pm at The Western Inn, Kilmanahan. Contact Angela to book a table 085 7324262. Hot food available.

GLÓRACH BINGO: First anniversary will be celebrated on Monday, October 22.

WORKSHOP: A presentation by John Lonergan (Former Governor of Mountjoy Prison) on ’ How to be Happy and Content’ will take place at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, October 17 at 7.30pm. It has been organised by West limerick Mental Health Association. Admission is free.

HISTORY LECTURE: To mark the 80th anniversary of the passing of the great Kerry Antarctic explorer Tom Crean, Kerry Writers’ Museum, Listowel will host a lecture on Tuesday October 16th at 7.30 pm featuring Michael Smith, author of Tom Crean – An Unsung Hero and Aileen Crean O’Brien, granddaughter of Crean. Artefacts from the Tom Crean collection at Kerry County Museum will be on display on the night, details from 068 22212

RED and YELLOW warnings have been ignored by most people, as it looks like they go over the top and when the real danger arrives, people will not believe them. Who would believe Hurricane ‘Callum’ was a hurricane.

CHALLENGE: The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. All proceeds from this year’s event will go to the ‘Miriam Joy Cancer Treatment Fund’ and to Breast Cancer Ireland.

PARKINSON’S ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND The next meeting of the South Kerry Branch will take place this coming Monday night 15th October from 7pm to 9pm in the pastoral centre at the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney. This month there will be a 20 minute talk by Tom Quinlan on affordable live-in –care. Everyone welcome.

FREE TRAINING FOR FARMERS – Internet & IT Skills, Animal Identification & Movement, Farm Safety Statements and Risk Management course starting 18/10/18 at Adult Literacy Centre, 58 Church Street, Listowel. Phone Mary for further information on 068 23866 or 086 7969627.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: A group of friends of the late Joan O’Keeffe, Ballymacjordan have come together to raise funds for the Palliative Care Unit at Kerry General which was a great support to Joan during her illness. There will be a Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, October 28 with dancing to Mike Condon from 3-6pm.

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 0667134276, What does God want me to do with my life? Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 17th Oct, 7-8.30pm; Celebrate your Faith with videos: Thomas Merton, Dietrich Bonhoeffer & others. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mondays, starts 15th Oct. 7.30-9pm; Jesus & the Gospels (Denis McBride) Programme: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tuesdays, starts 16th Oct. 2.30-4pm; AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 31st Oct 8.30pm; Self Care Day: Practical skills to promote self-care and well being: Anna O’Donoghue, I.A.C.P Contact: 087 944 7105; 3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Thurs. 15th – Sat. 17th Nov.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA: As Fr. Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having a few fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan. On Friday, October 26 there will be a pub quiz in J.D’s pub in Church St. On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre.

CANONISATIONS: Pope Francis will this Sunday canonise Blessed Nunzio Sulprizio (1817-1836),

the 19 year old blacksmith’s assistant and patron of young workers, whose incorrupt body lies in

the Church of San Domenico Soriano in Naples. During the same ceremony in St. Peter’s

Square, the Pope will also canonise Blessed Pope Paul VI and the martyred Archbishop Oscar

Romero from El Salvador. The ceremony broadcast on EWTN, (Sky Channel 588).

WRITING GROUP: Abbeyfeale writing group meet twice monthly, every other Friday, next meeting will be on Friday, October 26.

SINGING WEEKEND: The Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend will take place in The Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale from Friday, October 19 – 21. The official opening by Darragh O’Shea, retired Kerry GAA player, will be at 8pm on Friday, October 19 in the Ramble Inn followed by a singing session. Saturday afternoon we have a singing session of songs that honour GAA legends past and present from the 32 counties of Ireland. This will be followed by Mass @ 6.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale which will feature the Abbeyfeale church choir performing Afrain ná Riocht as composed by the late Garry McMahon. The Sunday afternoon concert in Fr Caseys GAA hall at 3pm will honour the Carrig sisters Kitty and Nora. A full programme of events for the weekend can be found on our brochure which is available in the Ramble Inn.

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019: Planning is continuing apace for the reunion next July 11-14. It will be based at the Devon Inn and include a concert, guided tours, gala dinner and dance and much more. Email HarnettReunion2019 for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page.

COLLECTION FOR THE PROPAGATION OF THE FAITH will be taken up at all masses on weekend, October 20th/21st, to support the younger churches throughout the world

WORLD MISSION SUNDAY: takes place Sunday, October 21st.

ALL OR NOTHING -a beautiful film on the life of 33 year old Sr. Clare Crockett from Derry who died in an earthquake in Ecuador in 2016. She was a budding actress who left her career and the open doors to fame behind to give her life to God. Shown at 1pm on Sunday 14th October in the Upper Room in the Cathedral Killarney.

KILLARNEY NATIONAL PARK AUTUMN TALK: on Thur 18th of Oct at 8pm at Killarney House, on “ Valentia Trans-Atlantic Cable Project” by Michael Lyne

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for applications is 31st Oct. Further info can be found on the website: or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED – Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers…required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean. No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin – open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply for more information.

Trócaire supports some of the world’s most vulnerable people in the developing world, while also raising awareness of injustice and global poverty in Ireland. We are a group of committed individuals who meet 3 times a year in Killarney to organise initiatives in our communities for Trócaire. If you are interested in becoming involved emailvolunteering or phone Father Michael Moynihan on 087-6551902 for more information.

WOMEN: Centenary Suffrage Celebrations. To illustrate the historical struggle for Voting Rights for Women, achieved in 1918, Marian Relihan will stage her playlet on the movement during the Commemorations on Saturday 20th October. On Sunday 21st, will see a whole host of artistes from far and near, adding to the celebrations. Both Events are free and are held in the White Sands Hotel.

Everyone is most welcome

GLIN TIDY TOWNS Congratulations they brought home E2,500 in prize money at the Limerickgoingforgold 2018 competition at the Strand Hotel. They won E500 for best Green Space (Town Park) and E2000 in the Challenge category on having Glin ‘litter free’ when the judges came to call. Well done to our neighbours Athea who won the top prize of E10k!

KERRYMAN, Saturday, April 21, 1962; Page: 7


late Andrew Sheehy was one of the originators of Fleadh Cecil Chiarrai Others present, included Messrs Padraig Tarrant and Johnny Dore, of Tralee, John Flaherty,’ T. Dowling, Maurice Collins of Banna, Seamus Hussey and Richie Casey of Causeway Harry Power, Liam Power, Jim Guerin, L. Brown and D Whelan, of Ballyduff and Jerry Keane, Co Secretary of Lixnaw The following were elected officers and committee members of the Ballyheigue Branch for 1962; President Very Rev Fr James Enright, P P , chairman, Johnny Sweeney vice-chairman, Maurice Collins, secretary, John Joe O’Sullivan, PC MCC, treasurer, Miss Mary Sheehy Committee—Messrs Jerry Shanahan, Johnny Flaherty, Brendan Lynch, John Dineen, Pat Hanlon, Tom Lawlor, Michael Gleeson Pat McElligott, Padraig Tarrant Johnny Dore

Co Board Delegates—J J. O’Sullivan, Johnny Sweeney John Dineen, Brendan Lynch, Mary Sheehy


The swing back to dancing takes place on Sunday night and to get its patrons off to a good start Doyle’s Ballroom has engaged two bands for the occasion—the Western Star Ceili Band and the Billy Williams Showband

Moyvane Notes

The Holy Week ceremonies began on Sunday with the blessing of the palm and procession through the Church at first Mass They will continue during the week as follows —Confessions at Knockanure on Wednesday, 12 to 2, At Moyvane, on Wednesday night from 7, 30, on Thursday from 12 to 2 o’clock, and on Saturday from 12 to 2 and from 7,30 to 9 30 p m

Mass will be celebrated at Knockanure on Holy Thursday at 6, 30 p m The Easter Vigil ceremonies will begin there at 11, 15 pm on Holy Saturday, with midnight Mass at 12 o’clock

The ceremonies at Moyvane began on Holy Thursday, with Mass at 7, 30 pm , followed by procession to the Altar of Repose Holy Hour that night from 11 to 12 o’clock

Good Friday ceremonies will begin at 3 o’clock Stations of the Cross at 7,30 p m Easter Vigil ceremonies at 11 pm on Holy Saturday, followed by Mass at 12 midnight


The local branch of the ICA would like to congratulate Mrs Kit Ahem on the high quality of the ideals expressed in her speech at the end of her first year as Nations! President of the Association. Of the many points which impressed them they would like to recall especially; The more informed and skilled our home-makers are the better citizens and farmers Ireland will have, No country can rise higher than the quality of its homes permit" Later, she ended " A country cannot be petted into greatness but it can be inspired and encouraged into greatness "

CO-OPERATION ASKED FOR Knockanure PTAA are making plans for their annual outing when they intend to do a cruise up the Shannon. They would like to hire a launch exclusively for pioneers. To do so they are anxious to get the co operation of the surrounding branches of the Association. Any branches who may be interested should contact Miss Mary O’Carroll NT who will supply further information.

MACRA NA FEIRME The Knockanure branch of Macra na Feirme are making great strides to keep abreast of the times Last week they had a film show dealing with the use of electricity as a means of heating water for rinsing, washing, and scalding dairy utensils. The film show was under the supervision of Mr P O’Sullivan, R Sc.

SECOND GAME Another game in the Parish League will be played on Wednesday next at 7, 30 (S T) As the evenings are still short, all players are requested to be well on time.

WORTHY OF ALL SUPPORT After the match on Wednesday evening a dance will be held in the hall which is worthy of support, as the proceeds will go to the St Brendan’s Hostel, London . ENTERTAINMENT Lyreacrompane Dramatic Society presented their three-act play to an audience who enjoyed it fully here on Sunday night.

CHOIR: Saint Benedict Parish Choir Chicago sang at Listowel Church on Friday Oct. 12th at 10.30am.

Patrick Comerford

On the road between Tarbert and Ballybunion and back again from Ballybunion to Glin and Askeaton, two of us stopped at the weekend to visit Moyvane (Maigh Mheáin, ‘main or middle plain’), a village in Co Kerry off the N69 between Listowel and Tarbert

RAMBLING House tour of Britain 2018 – Dates and Venues have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or email irishramblinghouse

Food Award for Norma and Willie Leahy.

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