Knockanuare Notes 16th June 2019.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock from Knockanure, Moyvane and Tarbert takes place on Wednesday 3rd of July 2019, details from Margaret at 087 2976 304 and Nuala at 068 36166.

PADRE Pio   prayer meeting in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday June 18th at 7.30pm.

The witness will be given by Marie & Clare who hail from Omagh in Co. Tyrone.

CHIROPODIST will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wednesday 26th June. If you wish to attend please ring 087 7672172.

CAMP: Moyvane Summer Camp runs from 8th to 11th of July for age 4 to 12 years, time 10 am to 2pm, details from Liam at 087 3139 176.

OPEN AIR MASS Moyvane on Sun 23rd at 12noon followed by BBQ & entertainment.

MASS Moyvane; for John Carmody on Tuesday 18th at 8 pm celebrated by Bishop Carmody; Wed 19th at 11.00am Graduation Mass for Murhur N.S.  All welcome and on Sat 22nd at 4.30pm, Biker’s Mass (remembering and honouring all those who have died as a result of motorbike accidents.  This Mass prayerfully supports all those who grieve their loss.  We pray for safety for all those who travel on motorbikes.  We also give thanks to those on the Blood Bike who travel the length and width of Ireland delivering blood and medical supplies to hospitals. Mass on Sun  23rd at 12noon, Mass of Thanksgiving (open air – weather permitting)

GRAVEYARD Masses – Lisselton – Mon. 17th June at 8pm; Gale – Thurs 20th June at 8pm.

DEATH occurred on June 8th 2019 of John Joe Barrett, Tarmons, Tarbert. Husband of the late Peggy, survived by son Tony, daughter-in-law Joan, granddaughter Shona, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass on Tuesday (11th) at Tarbert Church, Interment at Ahavoher Cemetery, Gale Bridge.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eamonn Keane, Nancy Enright, Fr. Bill Prendiville, Bridget Stack Guidry, Sr. Aquilina Relihan, Laurene Kennelly, Donal Mulvihill, Tony Buckley, John Culhane, Jim Groarke, Michael O’Sullivan, Joan McLoughlin, Brendan Shanahan, Jim Cogan, Martin Whelan, Mass Moyvane; Mon a17th at 7.30pm for Con O’Connor, Glin Road & Birmingham; for John Carmody on Tuesday 18th at 8 pm; Thurs 20th at 7.30pm for Denis Nolan, his son P.J. & parents Patrick & Bridie, Kilmorna; Fri 21st at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan, Coilagurteen;

Mass Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Charles & Mary Finan & Fr. Chris Finan, Margaret McEneaney & her husband Peter.

MASS Knockanure; Fri 21st at 12noon, Graduation Mass for Scoil Chorp Chríost. All welcome.

And on Sun 23rd  at 10.00am, mass for Tom & Mary McNamara, Cooraclare Village (Anni)

FLEADH  Cheoil Chiarraí 2019 Milltown 19th – 23rd June.

BINGO: Fundraising Bingo  in Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sat 22nd June after 7pm mass.  All welcome.

GOLDEN Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Tom Crawford will celebrate his Golden Jubilee, Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm.

SUMMER OUTING:  Abbeyfeale Community Alert are travelling to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Tuesday, July 16.

 BROTHERS OF CHARITY AT THE GLÓRACH:  We are delighted to be collaborating with the Brothers of Charity next week with local service users bringing a musical drama to the Glórach stage, takes place at the Glórach Theatre on the mornings of Wednesday June 19 and Thursday June 20.  Doors open at 11 am.

CEMETERY MASSES:  A reminder that our Cemetery Masses will take place on the following dates in August. AHAVOHER -Monday 5th August at 8pm               . KNOCKANURE -Tuesday 6th August at 8pm. MURHUR- Wednesday 7th August at 8pm.

Gale, Lisselton – Thurs 20th June at 8pm.

TUNE INTO NATIONWIDE ON RTE 1 Monday 17th at 7pm. to see Nationwide been broadcasted from Listowel Ireland’s Tidiest town.

 LOCAL ARTIST ON RTE 1:  Brian O’Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018.  He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE’S upcoming documentary on RTE1 on June 27 at 10.15pm.

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Next meeting Tuesday, June 18 at 8pm in Maple Lodge NCW.  Further information Mary Danagher 086 3514700.  New members welcome.

HELPLINE FOR MEN SUFFERING DOMESTIC ABUSE:  A new helpline has been set up and will operate 36 hours a week on 1800816588.

 GROW COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.   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.

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

 ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1.  We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR – New members welcome. Contact Mairead 086-8696341. Also, the recently launched CD of the choir is available from Listowel Parish Office.

RALLY FOR LIFE: 2pm Saturday July 6th, Dublin City Centre. Details of buses from Kerry and to book a seat contact 087 6590551.


Sunday next, 23rd June, we will please God, weather permitting, have our Parish BBQ in the Presbytery grounds, Moyvane. food, music and fun events for the children.  Starting with open air Mass at 12noon.  The first Holy Communion children of 2019 will lead us in a procession starting at 11.45 from Moyvane Church.  All welcome.  (The usual Saturday evening Vigil at 7.30pm and Sunday’s 10am Mass in Knockanure will go ahead as normal – no 11am Mass). The 12noon open air Mass is a Mass of thanksgiving for one and all in our Parish and beyond who share their faith with us in the Parish.

RACING at Athea on 30th June.

FR. SEAN SHEEHY has written a book on Faith, Prayer & Worship. Suggested donation is €10 which will go to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre for the new Purpose – built Dementia Day Care Unit that’s been built in Listowel.  They are on sale in the Parish Office, Listowel.

ANNUAL SUMMER CAMP: at Listowel Family Resource Centre from July 1-August 17 inclusive.

The camp runs from 9.15am-1..15am daily. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

ROAD CLOSURE UPDATE:  The L1013 (Bog Road). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 17thJune at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 21th June.  The road will be fully opened on weekend.  Info from Vince on 087 9980226.  Also the planned commencement date for works on theL1021 from Banbury’s cross to Gale Bridge is 17th June until 21st June. These works are for passing bays only and the road will remain fully opened.  Info from Pádraig on 086 6072159.                                                                                                                          

 HARNETT REUNION: Press Launch Leens Hotel Wednesday, June 19 at 7pm.   4 weeks to go.   We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.  Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing.  Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. The event is open to everybody.

MONTHLY TEA DANCE AT HIBERNIAN BAR on Sunday June 30th.  All proceeds from dance will go towards St. John’s Church Ballybunion renovation Fund

ST JOHN’S:  Thu 20th @ 11am- MAMMA- MIA -A short musical.  End of term performance by Kerry Parents and Friends, directed by Joe Burkett; Tues 25th –  Fri 28th – THE WIZARD OF OZ – End of term presentation by Theatrix Stage School directed by Jo Jordan. Details from 068 22566.

RETREAT: June Retreat Days at Glenstal Abbey  Mon 24th – One Day Retreat for Men.  Tues 25th – Silent Retreat Day for Women.  Wed 26th Day Retreat for Women (not silent).  Reflect, relax and pray in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Abbey.  Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of talks, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  Meals and Refreshment breaks are included. Registration 10am. Finish 5pm.  Cost €45. For more information; 061-621005[email protected]/

TAIZE: Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé –the diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé, France.  The group aged between 16-30 years will fly to Taizé on Sunday, June 23rd and return on Sunday, June 30th 2019.  We fly from Dublin airport to Lyons.  The cost of the pilgrimage is €500.  Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email Tomás on [email protected] for more information.

SISTERHOOD OF ELIZABETH NUNS FROM BELARUS visited Listowel church  on Wednesday morning  12th  June for morning Mass. They had a display of handmade Icons, ceramics, decorations & other artefacts produced in the workshop in their convent.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Sacred Circle Dance -To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4.00pm.Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri.12th to Sun. 14th July.

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP registration will take place in St Marys boys school Abbeyfeale on Wed 3rd July and also Thursday 4thJuly from 7pm –8 pm. All children need to be registered before camp. We also need 2 single rooms to accommodate visiting volunteers 087-2788834.

MOVING ON: Are you a woman looking for work in Kerry? Would you like to reach your full potential? If so, we can provide free training, support and links with employers. To find out if you are eligible or to book a place at our next information morning contact Lisa: [email protected] 764 7446Moving On Open Morning: 10.00-12.00 Wed 19th June Aras an Phobail Tralee.

LEARNING TO WALK WITH YOUR SENSES –Anne Alcock Slow walking, meditative awareness. Includes sitting. Killarney House courtyard and lavender-Garden Choose any morning(s) Mon –Fri24thto 28thJune9.30 sharp. I hour. Facilitator/instruction Anne Alcock Pre booking necessary–daily numbers limited to 20. 085 801 7973

VOCATIONS AFTER NOON Poor Clare Monastery, College Road, Cork. Saturday June 29th   2 -4.30 pm, for young women considering a vocation Email:

Walking the bog road

TRUMP: On Tuesday, June 18, at 8pm ET, President Trump will kick off his 2020 campaign with a rally in Orlando, Florida.

HOLY WELLS DAY: Sunday June 16th. Visit a local Holy Well and pray in thanksgiving for the gift of water. O God of All Creation, teach us how to protect water on which all living things depend, plants, animals, fish, birds, humans. Help us to ensure that water may always flow freely and purely for all your creation. May your Spirit soften our hearts and enlighten us so that we may act responsibly to protect water, the vital  source  of  life  in  our  common  home. Amen.

150 YEARS OF ST. JOHN’S CHURCH Tralee.  Next year, 2020, will mark the 150th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church. A meeting will be held in the Parish Centre on Wednesday June 26th at 7.30pm to get ideas on how to mark this special occasion. All welcome.

MUSEUM: The Irish Emigration Museum has become a must-see for every visitor to Dublin. And now it has been voted Europe’s Leading Tourist Attraction for 2019 at The World Travel Awards, The Dublin docklands museum won over attractions such as Buckingham Palace, Rome’s Colosseum and the Eiffel Tower. And this June, with our exclusive 2 For 1 ticket offer, there has never been a better time for Ireland Reaching Out member to visit this innovative museum, which honours the stories of Irish emigrants who became scientists, politicians, poets, artists and even outlaws all over the world.

PAPERS: Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, March 08, 1930; Page: 6



The marriage took place on Saturday morning at Knockanure Church, of Mr. Patrick O’Callaghan, N.T., Knockanure to Miss Bessie Cronin, Knockanure, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. M. Keane, P.P. Newtownsandes, who afterwards celebrated Nuptial Mass, only a few immediate friends being present owing to recent bereavements in both the bride and bridegroom’s families.  Miss J. Cronin, Listowel was bridesmaid and Mr D Daly, N.T. Listowel was best man. The bride, who is well-known in Republican circles in North Kerry was an active member of Cumman Na mBan during  the Anglo-Irish and Civil Wars. The bridegroom, who is a native of Dingle and a native Irish speaker is principal in the Knockanure Boys’ School and is very well known throughout Kerry and West Limerick. A lifelong Separatist, he was interned in 1922 and 1923. Mr. O’Callaghan is secretary of the Kerry Dail Ceantair Sinn Fein and Chairman of the North Kerry Republican Soldiers’ Memorial Committee.

Irish Independent 1905-current, Saturday, April 06, 1957; Page: 10

Sunday independent

FOR Sale. Irish Terrier Bitch. 2-yearsold. first-class pedigree, no faults, £5 or nearest. Apply Cronin. Knockanure. Co. Kerry. FOR Sale 4 pedigree Wire-haired Fox Terrier Puppies, 3 male. 1 female; great pets. 8 weeks old. Box 22214.

Irish Independent 1905-current, 18.02.1959, page 15

IRISH Terrier puppies for sale, pedigree, dogs, £3. bitches £2. Cronin, Knockanure, Moyvane, Co. Kerry.

Irish Independent 25 June 1960 p19

 IRISH Terrier male Puppy for sale, pedigree. 3 months old, £4; beauty: Cronin, Knockanure, Moyvane.

Irish Independent 1 Nov. 1962

COCKER Spaniel Puppies for sale; pure bred; 6 weeks old; males.£3. Cronin. Knockanure, Moyvane. FOR sale, two Golden Cocker Bitches, 11 months, very well bred. B. McCoy, Hale Street. Ardee.

Evening Herald 1891-current, Monday, November 05, 1962; Page: 14

CHAMPION-bred Cocker-spaniel, blue roan Puppies for sale. Registered I.K.C., 8 weeks. Woodlyn Princess by Lickbla Barney. Price 10 gns. each. Mrs. M. O’Brien, Dormstown House, Navan. DX6 COCKER Spaniel Puppies for sale; pure bred; 6 weeks-old; males £3. Cronin Knockanure, Moyvane.  COCKER Pups, show standard, outstanding quality, male, female. Call 216 Lower Kimmage Road.

Limerick Leader 1905-current, 07.11.1964, page 25

For sale, 1 cwt of Garlic at 1/6 per lb; 1 cwt Shallots at 6s per st.- Cronin, Knockanure, Moyvane.

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