knockanuare notes-15th september 2019

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  A new defibrillator box has been installed at Knockanure Community centre.

REGISTRATION FOR MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON: will take place Wednesday 18th September in Marion Hall from 6.30pm to 8pm. New members are welcome, children from 2nd class to secondary school children can register

C.E. (FÁS) SCHEME:  There are two vacancies available on the C.E. FÁS Scheme.  The participants can be male or female.  Anybody interested should send a C.V. to C.E. Scheme, Community Centre, Bridge Road, Listowel.  There are also positions available on the R.S.S. Scheme.  This scheme is for anyone with a herd number and applications should be sent to R.S.S. Scheme, N.E.K.W.D., The Square, Listowel.


Trenching and ducting will continue from Knockanure village to Ahavoher graveyard from Monday 16th to Friday 20th of September on a STOP and GO traffic management system.

ARD CHURAM CHOIR:  with Musical Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan are delighted to be part of Culture Night 2019. They will be performing a recital of song and poetry in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Friday 20th September at 8.30 pm. Piano Acc. Mr. Kieran Finnegan.

CULTURE NIGHT  at St John’s on Fri 20th,  5-10pm- An evening of  Film, Youth Theatre, Storytelling, Music, Song & Dance featuring   the best of  local talent, young and old. Fear an Ti, Sonny Egan. More from 068 22566.

GAA Knockanure Lotto; There was no winner of the €6,100 jackpot on Friday 13th September. Numbers drawn were 3, 12, 15, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. P. Kennelly Athea;

2. Aishling Griffin, Knockanure; 3. Eilish Kearney, Moyvane South; 4. Joanne Buckley c/o T. Collins Lisaniska , and 5. Ann-Marie Riordan, Listowel Bingo. Next jackpot up to €6,200 with draw on Friday 20th September.

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS COLLECTION:  Very many thanks to all who contributed and those who helped with last weekend’s Church Gate Collection which raised €700.

SYMPATHY: To Jack Shine and family, Glin Road and the Shine family, Kilbaha on the death of Jack’s brother Mick who died on 5th September in Kent and whose funeral will take place in Kent on 24th. September 2019.

DEATH has taken place in Melbourne of Michael Scanlon of Glin Road Moyvane, details of Mass in Moyvane Church later.

DEATH took place of Patsy Buckley, Lacharue, Milltown, and formerly of Coolaclarig, Listowel, on September 5th 2019. Husband of Kay and father of Ivor. Sadly missed by his family, brother Donal, sister Sally, daughter-in-law Florence, grandchildren Rosie and Harry, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Predeceased by his Brothers Tomas and Bobby and Sister St. Assumpta (Josie) and brother-in-law.

DEATH has taken place of Elma O’Connor (née Mulvihill) Ahanagran, Ballylongford and late of Aughrim, Moyvane, on Monday, September 9th 2019, Elma is predeceased by her husband John R.I.P. A loving and devoted mother to son Brian and daughter Patricia, mother-in-law of Kathryn and doted grandmother of Niamh and Malachy, sister of Gerard and Eilish very deeply regretted by her loving family, family relatives, neighbours, work colleagues and wide circle of friends.

Requiem Mass for Elma O’Connor was celebrated at St. Michael the Archangel Church, Ballylongford on Thursday morning.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Walsh, Margaret Daly, Michael J Nunan, Moira Griffin, Paddy O’Halloran, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Madeline Barrett, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Timothy Horgan, Mary Soder, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Mass Moyvane; Mon 16th at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Brandon & O’Connor families, Aughrim & Listowel; Wed 18th at                 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen, & deceased of the Galvin family; Thurs 19th at 7.30pm for Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South; Fri  20th at  7.30pm for Nellie (Ellen) & Tom O’Connor, Glin Road, & deceased family members; Sat 21st at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Flavin & Mulvihill families, Aughrim and Mass on  Sun 22nd at   11.00am for               Fr. Tommy Wilson, M.S.C., Mount Merrion, Dublin &

l/o Barnaderg, Galway (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure; Fri 20th at  7.30pm for Timmy Horgan Jnr, Kilmorna (1st Anni), and Mass on Sun 22nd at  10.00am for Tony Foley, Cork & l/o Templeglantine (Rec Dec) (brother of Ann O’Keeffe, Trien).

VISITORS: Many have visited the district this year and relished another  Listowel Races.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MEALS ON WHEELS could you spare an hour a week 12.30 to 1.30 once a week. St. Vincent De Paul Meals on Wheels urgently needs drivers to deliver meals. Contact 087-7817542.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT starts on Tues. 17th Sept. at 2.30pm in St. Patrick’s Hall. New members welcome also Bowling resumes on Fri. 20th Sept. 11am. to 12.30pm. in the Community Centre, Listowel.

LISTOWEL HOSPICE GROUP are holding their Annual Coffee Morning at the Arms Hotel on Thursday 19th September from 10 to 12.30.

PLOUGHING: The 88th National Ploughing Championships takes place this year in Ballintrane, Fenagh, County Carlow from Tuesday 17th to Thursday 19th September, 2019.

The Ploughing Championships is Europe’s largest outdoor exhibition and agricultural trade show. Over 240,000 patrons attended last year’s event.

FRUIT: Apples, blackberries and plums are abundant this year and very few appear to use them, how different to fifty years ago.

GLÓRACH:  Friday September 20 we have Culture night, doors open 7pm, tickets are free but need to be prebooked 087 383940.

SET DANCING CLASSES:  Adult set dancing classes with Timmy Woulfe on Mondays at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

ST PIO TRIDIUM in Newcastlewest Church from September 18th to 20th, celebrant Fr. Mockler, begin each night at 7pm.

 PADRE PIO PILGRIMMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday 22nd September.  Bus leaves Ballybunion at 8 a.m.    Contact James on 087 7789929.

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th Oct. to 2nd Nov.  2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. €1,199pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2019:  Dromtrasna Challenge 2019 in aid of Milford Care Centre and St. Ita’s Day Care Centre Abbeyfeale takes place on Saturday, October 19. The event consists of a 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk, 5K and 10K chip timed runs. Finisher medals for participants in all events.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.  Start date: 18th September from 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Contact: Toni Clarke  on 068/23584.  For all upcoming course contact the Centre on 068/23584.

ARDAGH a walk and talk to Rathronan Graveyard on Sunday September 22nd.

PSYCHOTHERAPIST:  Noelle Crehan Nutritional Therapist and Colman Noctor a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services with a ‘keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health’ are the key speakers at a seminar in the Longcourt Hotel NCW on Tuesday, October 8 sponsored by West Limerick Mental Health Association.  Doors open 7pm.  Admission free.

MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT WEEKEND: Fri 8p.m. to Sunday 4.30 p.m. in Lake Hotel Killarney from 15th to 17th November.  Bookings: 064 6644319/0866095168.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills 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.

JOSEPHINE’S SET DANCING CLASSES:  at the GAA Hall , Abbeyfeale are starting on Wednesday September 18 with Josephine.   8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 0879267037.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY –resumes at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 21st Sept. at 7.30pm. Patrick Lynch will give a talk on Andrew Carnegie and his Libraries in Kerry and Limerick.

CLASSES: Night Classes in Kerry College of Further Education; Listowel Campus.  Enrolment Wed. 18th Sept, Tues 24th Sept 7-8.30pm. Classes to start from the first week in October.  Tuesdays – Introduction to Interior Design, Create your own Felt Cocktail Hat, Nutrition for your Energy, Knitting for Beginners, Intermediate Computers, Make-Up and Skincare, Autumn in the Garden.  Wednesdays – Conversational Spanish Classes Beginner and Improver, Create your own Felt Cocktail Hat, QQI Component Modules; Care of the Older Person, Infection Prevention and Control, Special Needs Assisting Level 6 .  If further information is required please contact the Director of Adult Education on 086 0289958 / 068 21023

ICA:  PRO Kathleen Leahy writes.  Mainister na Feile ICA will fill the void when they reconvene on Tuesday, September 17 at the Adult Education Centre in Mountmahon at the earlier time of 7pm.


A music network tour featuring Tara Breen – Fiddle, Laoise Kelly – Harp Josephine Marsh – Accordion and Nell Ni Chróinín – Voice.

 Thu 19th– ONEDAY- A play by Dick Walsh and James Moran based on news articles published on 13th    March 2012. Theatre offers a medium to repeat these one-day events. Nominated for Best Production and Best Performer at the Dublin Fringe 2018.

 Fri 20th,  5-10pm- CULTURE NIGHT

An evening of  Film, Youth Theatre, Storytelling, Music, Song & Dance featuring   the best of  local talent, young and old. Fear an Ti, Sonny Egan. More from 068 22566.


Theatric Theatre School -drama, dancing, singing and prop making classes begin in Abbeyfeale on Monday, September 16 from  4-5pm. Performance of Oliver Twist will take place on the week of December 2. Suitable for ages 4-16.  Places available.  Now enrolling. Call Jo Jordan 087 6104224.

BINGO:  Bingo continues every Monday evening at 8.30pm at the Glórach.

DIGITAL SKILLS FOR CITIZENS COURSE:  If you are interested in learning basic computer skills such as Introduction to the Internet, Emails, using Online Services i.e. Motor Tax, Banking, Use of Apps, Social Media and Online Shopping, then this FREE course could be for you. Digital Skills for Citizens Course will run over 5 Wednesday afternoons, in Newcastle West Community Centre, 2pm to 4pm. Contact Adrienne on 087 277 3294 to register.

OPEN NIGHT AT COLAISTE IDE AGUS IOSEF: The Open night for Sixth Class students will be on Tuesday, October 8. Parents and students are welcome from 6.50 pm and tours of the school will begin at 7.00 pm. The Principal will address parents at 7.45 pm and this will cover all the relevant topics about enrolling in school.   You can enrol that evening or further enrolment will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 9.30 – 11.30 am To enrol you will need to provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate and proof of their PPSN number.

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.

CLASSES IN THE OLD TECH MOUNTMAHON:   The following courses are starting Mid September: Wood-turning for Beginners,  Payroll Manual & Computerised Level 5, Care of the Old Person Level 5 Healthcare Support Module, Painting and Drawing Level 5 Art Class, Mosaics Art Class. If you wish to register for any of the above, log onto or call Mary in the office: 06831198. Limited Spaces.  Mary 06831198.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY – is looking for volunteers to drive patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in all public hospitals nationwide. Volunteers will need their own car but all expenses are paid. If you have 2 free days a month (Monday – Friday) and an active email address we would love to hear from you. Please call Laura on 01- 2310 594 or email [email protected] or go to

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2019 –  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday Sept.  22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. Visit or call 089 239 8900.

NOVAS a Charity who support the Homeless in Kerry are looking for Volunteers with a few hours to spare for Street Collection in Listowel on Friday the 13th of Sept.  Contact Martina on 087 7794764 or e-mail [email protected]

PROSE OF TRALEE: This is the third Tralee Humorous Verse Competition, devised and hosted by Sonia Elston. The poets have spoken and made us all laugh.  Now, we want you to share the jokes and come to the Final on Friday 19th October, which takes place at Kerins O’Rahilly’s on Strand Street in Tralee.

PAPERS: Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, 20.07.1892, page 2

Ardfert and Aghadoe, Results of Annual Examinations.

10% higher marks required for each class this year, but number of awards exceeds those of 1891 by about 46%. (Below just a sample of local names, see paper for long list)

Lizzie Page, Tarbert; Selena Wallace, Listowel; Ernest V O’Connor, Brosna; John Talbot, Brosna; James Talbot, Brosna; Thomas Garvey, Ventry; Ellen Roche, Brosna; Mary Jane Fallon, Ballybunion; Norah Scannell, Tralee; Alice O’Connor, Brosna; Benjamin Carter, Rattoo; Mary Fallon Kilcolman; Arthur Marshall, Tarbert; Hanora Moloney, Listowel;  Jennie Rattray, Ballybunion; Jennie Thomas, Ballyounion; Lizzie Julian, Ballybunion; Sarah Fitzell, Ballyheigue; Elizabeth carter, Rattoo; Trevanlon Fallon, Ballybunion; Mary Anne Parkinson, Kilflynn; Stephen Roche, Brosna; George Barrett, Ballyheigue; Sarah J Skinner, Ballyheigue; Lionel White, Kilflynn; William Whtehead, Tarbert; Kathleen Connell, Tralee;

Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, 15.06.1895, page 7

Death of Mrs Moloney of the Square Listowel; Chief mourners were; Messrs M Moloney, J M’Elligott, J.P.; J. O’Callaghan, Captain Maloney, Rev W O’Callaghan, P.P.; and all the grandsons of the deceased. Other relatives Mr. J  Condon, solr, Newcastlewest; Mr F Doherty, Kilrush; Mr. R Selles, do.

General Public at funeral; Mr J French, R.M.; R Rahilly, J.P. Ballylongford; G L Stack, J.P.; J J M’Elligott, solr; T F Rahilly, E Fraser, manager National bank; Mr Austin, manager Provincial Bank; Mr G R Browne, J.P.; W Henigan, PLC; also most of the local councillors and doctors.

Kerry News 1894-1941, 11.10.1895, page 1

Except; There was a Witchcraft case in Cahir, where there was claim that person was stealing butter. Case dismissed and both bound to the peace.

Listowel Town Commissioners appointed an engine driver there was three applicants- Richard Kennedy, Limerick- £1-2s; John McElligott, Listowel, £1-5s and James Moloney, Listowel for £1. Moloney got the job, he was required to keep in repair the castle inch pump, the piping and fountains, all for the pound a week.

Knock site


Sept 1 2019; Today, this is a very special Diocesan pilgrimage to Knock.  Thirty years ago to the day, on this pilgrimage, on the first Sunday in September 1989, Mrs Marion Carroll was healed.

Cures at Knock Shrine

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