Knockanuare notes-16th February 2020

ENROLMENT: If you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure please call to the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. any day to collect your Enrolment Form.  School can be contacted at 068-49130.  You are welcome to visit the school with your child any day after 2 p.m.  We will be delighted to welcome you and your child. Fáilte Romhaibh !

LADIES FOOTBALL – Registration evening was on Sun. 16th Feb. at 6pm in the Moyvane Clubhouse for all age groups from (U8’s up to U18’s.).

LIAM O’CONNOR SHOW with Special Guest Brian Kennedy. At the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Tuesday 10th March at 8pm.

MASS on Tues 18th at 11.00am, Murhur N.S. Grandparents Day Mass – All welcome

ASH Wednesday is on 26th Feb.

DEATH took place on 9th February 2020 of  James G. O’Callaghan (J.G), Bárr-ná-Féile, Kilmorna,  and late of Ardilea House, Dublin and Middelton Park, Co. Westmeath. Predeceased by his parents Jim and Rosalie. Survived by his brothers Brendan and Diarmuid, sisters Rose Marie, Toni and Aisling, brother-in-law Ray Moran, nieces Emma, Róisín, Sophie and Jasmine.

DEATH of Sr. Aquin Enright, Holy Rosary Convent, Bettystown, formerly of Tarbert, on 13 February 2020. Predeceased by her sisters Sr. Kevin, Sr. Rosalie and Margaret and brothers Fr. Tim and Jim. Survived by  her Holy Rosary Sisters, her sister Breda and brothers Jerry, Danny and Tommy.

DEATH: Sr. Mary O’Connor, (Mercy Sister) of Our Lady of Fatima Home, Oakpark, Tralee and formerly of Athea, and St. Joseph’s Hospital, Castletownbere, died on 11th February 2020, at Our Lady of Fatima Home, Tralee. Dear sister of Nora (Aherne, UK) and Sr. Gerard and the late Joe, Mary and Joan. Sadly missed by her family, the Mercy Sisters, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

DEATH Frank O’Dowd, on 3rd of February 2020, late of Countess Road, Killarney, and Knockanure and New York. Husband of Annita (Horgan) and dad of Emer. Also survived by, sisters Isabel and Sue, brothers Gerry, John, Tom and Brendan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, and many friends. Predeceased by his brother Diarmuid. Requiem Mass on Wednesday 12th in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, followed by burial in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Irene Nolan, Loughanes, Lisselton and late of Farnastack, on the 8th February, 2020. Predeceased by her parents Jack and Josie, sister Elaine and infant brother Con. Survived by her brothers Rev Fr. Joseph and Con, sister Marianne (San Jose, California), sister-in-law Maureen, nephew John, nieces Siobhan, Mary, Elaine, Louise and Sarah, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Irene was celebrated at Ballydonoghue Church on  Wednesday 12th, with burial afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey Cemetery, Ballylongford.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eileen Larkin, Dan Green, Seamus McDermott, Sr Berchmans Murphy, Johana Dell, Paudeen Moloney, Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Sr. Baptist Kirby, Emmet Leahy, Joan Furlong, Ella Ahern, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Bridget Softley, Maggie Moore, Catherine O’Sullivan, Eileen McGrath, Mass Moyvane; Mon 17th at 7.30pm for Irene Nolan, Lisselton (Rec Dec)

(sister to Fr. Joe Nolan); Fri  21st at 7.30pm for Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village, & deceased family members; Sat 22nd at  7.30pm for James Fitzmaurice, Dublin & Leitrim Middle, and Mass on

Sun 23rd at 11.00am for  Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim, her  husband Henry & deceased of the Stackpoole & Meade families. Mass Knockanure: Sunday 23rd February at 10.00am for Parishioners.

HAPPY Eightieth Birthday to Micheal Fitzgerald of Moyvane, who celebrated his birthday recently.

TEA DANCE at the Arms Hotel on March 1st from 3 to 6pm.

HISTORY: Ger Greaney’s popular Genealogy Course “ Finding my Past” in the Desmond College  Newcastle West is back on Thursday February 20,as part of the Spring  Evening Education Programme. Desmond College at 62205.

CAR BOOT SALE:  A car boot sale and sale of pre loved clothes will take place at the Rugby Club, The Grove, Abbeyfeale,  on Saturday, February 29 from 8 – 1pm as part of the Misery Team effort to fundraise for St. Ita’s Day Care Centre. Sellers 8am, Buyers 9am.  Further information 087 6866450.

PRAYING with 14th Century Julian of Norwich in Killarney 4 Weds of input  and quiet prayer. Starts  19th Feb.  11am – 12.15.  Friary chapel. Call Anne Alcock 0876176193.

VARIETY CONCERT; Featuring local talent and special guests in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Saturday, February 22.  Doors open 7.30pm.  Proceeds to Abbeyfeale’s Night at the OsKaRs.

SEPARATE BEDS IN KNOCKNAGOSHEL:  Friday, February 21, Saturday 22 and the final night Sunday 23 with doors open at 7.00pm.  Booking line 087 1801118.  Written by Sam Cree so guaranteed a good laugh.

CONFIRMATION Abbeyfeale:  On Wednesday, February 19, Bishop Brendan Leahy will visit the parish to administer the Sacrament of Confirmation.

OPEN EVENING FOR WOMEN Realising Your Potential Living Your Own Life Tuesday 18th Feb. @ 8 p.m. Listowel Family Resource Centre.

THE WORKS OF KERRY PLAYWRIGHT, POET AND NOVELIST, JOHN B KEANE, Edward Hayden, actor, will perform extracts from Keane’s works in a once-off night in St John’s Theatre, Listowel, in aid of the Aras Mhuire, Listowel on Saturday February 22.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY IS HOSTING AN OPEN DAY on Saturday 29th February. There will be a library tour at 11.00 am and 3.00 pm. Each tour will include a presentation on Online Resources so people should feel free to bring along their devices and we can answer any questions.  Also : every Saturday morning at 11.00 am we have Storytime & crafts for Smallies  –  For queries  068-23044

ST. JOHN’S THURS 20th FEB.  DRAMA – TAKE OFF YOUR CORNFLAKES Written by and starring Rose Henderson and Pat Nolan, this play is inspired by Rose’s Dad, Jack, who had Alzheimers and couldn’t remember he had cancer. Tom and Trish have celebrated their Silver Wedding Anniversary but what happens when he wakes up with a strange woman beside him and she tells him she’s his wife? Come for more?? .

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 17th  in the parish meeting room, Listowel.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Gathering for all Parish Readers, Eucharistic Ministers in the Kerry Diocese, Tues. 18th Feb. 7.30pm-9.30pm at Ardfert Retreat Centre.  Guest Speaker:  Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy.

A MID-TERM CAMP for children of school going age will take place at Listowel Resource Centre on February 20/21 next. from 9.15am-1.15pm daily. Also. available at the centre is certified paediatric first-aid on Friday February 21&28 respectively from 10am-12 Noon. Spaces are limited, contact (068 23584 for further details or to book your place.

AS A PARENT, YOU ARE YOUR CHILD’S BEST ADVOCATE. You are invited to come along to the Listowel Family Resource Centre Thursday 20th February 10am to 12.30pm. To explore ways to help you advocate for your child at school.  Please Contact Toni on 068 – 23584 for further information.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS: Cable installation works will commence between Gale Bridge and Moyvane Village from Monday 17th to Friday 21st. These works will be complete under traffic light traffic management systems with passing bays being used at cable joint locations. Minor work will take place on the Trien road from Monday 17th to Friday 21stFebruary under a single lane road closure from 8am to 6pm. Padraig Kearney 086/6072159. KN WORKS: Cable installation works will continue on the Bog Road next week where a 24-hour closure will be in place from 8am Monday 17th to 6pm on Tuesday 18th February. No through traffic will be allowed during these times.  Minor works will take place on the Moyvane road from Monday 17th until Friday 21st February. These works will be concentrated at the Moyvane end of the Moyvane Road from Monday to Wednesday and Tarmons end from Wednesday to Friday under a stop and go or traffic light traffic management system.

Cable jointing works will commence on the Piermount road on Monday 17th, these works will be complete under a single lane closure with no road closure required. Shane 087/9829576.


MURHUR NS: will celebrate Grandparents Day this Tuesday 18th.  Mass at 11am in the Church.  After Mass all are invited for some light refreshments in the school. Grandparents will be invited into each of the classrooms where the children will put on a display for them.

Please note the School will hold its Open Day for incoming Junior Infants on Monday 24th February from 12-

1pm. Parents and pupils welcome for an introduction to school life in Murhur NS. This will give you an opportunity to meet with staff and pupils Enrolment forms will be available on the day.

RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE 2020:  Please Cycle for New Alzheimer’s day care unit, Listowel / North Kerry area. To register online for Ard Chúram, Listowel. Tel: 0879521324 email: [email protected]

LATIN; The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 23 February at 12.00 Noon. More info from [email protected]

SNOOKER: West Limerick 102fm community radio present a snooker exhibition between 2 legends of the game Steve Davis, and Denis Taylor in a repeat of the 1985 world championship final which Denis won on the black ball. It will be held at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Tuesday, February 18. The event will also include trick shots, Q and A session and a fun night with humour and stories. (Doors 6.00pm / Reception at 7pm sharp). Admission by ticket only and tickets available from Longcourt Hotel 069 25300 or online at

30+ CHARITY SOCCER MATCH:  Abbeyfeale v Carrickerry Saturday, February 29 at 7pm at the Abbeyfeale Grounds.  Proceeds to St. Ita’s Day Care OsKaRs.

MUSIC and DANCE: Noel Hartnett and his wife Sheila are inviting you to The Ballygarry House Hotel Mon Feb 17th at 8.30pm, for a night of music and dance in aid of the Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House.  With music and entertainment, by PJ Murrihy and Patrick O’Sullivan.                   

GLÓRACH EVENTS:  Bingo on every Monday evening at 8.30 pm.  Daoirí Farrell coming on Friday, February 21 with Jon Kenny arriving in Abbeyfeale a week later on Friday 28th with his acclaimed one-man show, Crowman.   The play, which set in a sparsely decorated kitchen feels like a window into the soul of a lonely bachelor. (With, maybe, a slight leaning into John Bosco McLaine from John B’s The Chastitute or, even, a Hitchcockian theme from the 1963 film, The Birds).  A crow-hating man who noisily tries to shoo the blighted birds away, Dan measures out his life by the number of funerals he attends every week. They are social occasions, not to missed, with the added bonus of refreshments.  Dan, who vacillates between high comedy by mimicking TV celebrity chefs, and pathetic admissions – including attending Mass just to connect with another human by shaking hands, is a master at distraction.  But, one day, on hearing a death announcement on the radio, his world is shattered.  While Kenny is brilliant in the role; Katie Holly’s script, which is strong and conjures up a life of quiet desperation gives this master practitioner of his art the freedom to meander through the full range of emotional turmoil. Not since Charlie Chaplin, have we seen an actor who combines and is equally adept at characterization and physical comedy – a rare talent and one not to be missed. Tickets cost €20 and to book your seat, call 087 1383940 or email [email protected] The Limerick Workshop Big Band gig on February 22  has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

IRISH MUSIC CONCERT:  “Tionol” Irish Music Concert in Abbeyfeale:  Conradh na Gaeilge Abbeyfeale are organising a weekend of Irish Lectures & an Irish Music Concert at end of February. Lectures start at 10am Saturday, February 29  and feature Micheál ó Muircheartaigh, Jim McNamara, Maurice O Connell, Muireann nic Amhlaoibh & Billy mac Floinn. CeolchoirmVenue: Fr Caseys Gaa Clubhouse on Saturday, February 29, Concert Starts : 8:00pm, (Doors 7:30pm) : The concert features: Steve Cooney (guitar) Muireann nic Amhlaoibh (vocals & flute)Dónal Murphy (accordion) & the Murphy Family Denis Curtin (vocals)Greta Curtin (concertina) & Jessie Healy (fiddle)Adm: €15 proceeds go towards Conradh na Gaeilge, Mainistir na Feile

Ticket Reservations: Abbey Tiles, Abbeyfeale 068 31109 / Ann Lyons Shop Find us on Facebook: Conradh na Gaeilge Abbeyfeale for more info.

CONCERT  will take place on Sunday March 15th at 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Church Tarbert. The Ard Chúram Community Choir with Musical Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan will be joined on the evening by the Choir of Tarbert’s  National School with Musical Director Meabh Lawlee for an evening of seasonal favourites. Tickets will be on sale locally from the 1st March at €10 per ticket that includes a cupán tae, caint, caife agus craic, in the Community Centre afterwards. Proceeds from the Concert will be split 50/50 with St Mary’s Church Tarbert and the Ard Chúram Day-Care Centre Listowel.

LENT ONLINE RETREAT: Free online retreat focusing on  Prayer,  Fasting  and  Almsgiving.    Register  on or 01 404 8124. Internet access and email address required to participate. Available throughout Lent.

FRESH WAYS OF HEARING THE LENTEN GOSPELS – Fr Séamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth will explore the Lenten gospels on Sat. Feb. 29th 10am to 1pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee. For booking and further information contact (066)7125932. Organised by the St. Brendan’s Parish Lectio Divina group. Everyone is welcome.  HOLY  LAND: September 24th—October  2nd.  Spiritual Director Fr.  Vincent Finnegan OFM. Music and Ministry: Deacon Thady O’Connor. Contact Dan Horan on 086 8316106.

MEDJUGORJE: 1st September 2020. 7 nights. Group Leader Maura O’Keeffe Harksen, accompanied  by  Fr.  Francis  Nolan.  For  further information contact 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

CONCERT: The specular Liam O’Connor Show with special guest Brian Kennedy will be in Concert in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 10th March.  It’s their first venture to North Kerry and it will be special.  A wonderful night assured.  As well as Liam and Brian there will be other talented musicians and dancers who will share their talents on what promises to be a night to remember.  As ever, support for these concerts gives us a great opportunity to keep both Churches and the Presbytery well maintained.  Tickets €25 available after all Masses each weekend and the Parish Office, also from Holly’s Moyvane, Noel’s Butchers, Gala Tarbert, Moyvane Bingo.   Many thanks to those who have taken tickets to sell, anyone wishing to take tickets to sell can see Shane in Moyvane or

Mary in Knockanure.  Many thanks to Stephen Stack who is very active on social medial promoting the concert.

TRIP: Mid Spring Break with Limerick Federation ICA: Wishing for a Mid – Spring Break, well why not join Limerick Federation ICA Tour Monday April 13 to Thursday April 16, 2020. The tour consists of a booked visit on Tuesday 14 to Bru na Boinne sites, Newgrange and Knowth, with access inside the Chamber at Newgrange The cost of the visit is €10 per person. In the afternoon there will be a booked walking tour of the historic town of Drogheda, details of cost later. Wednesday April15 a guided tour of Malahide Castle and Gardens has been arranged for 11.30am at a cost of €9.65 per person. This is followed by a visit to Malahide Village, which boast of marina, award winning bars, restaurants, and boutiques.  On Thursday April 16 a guided tour of the Japanese Gardens and National Stud has been arranged, starting at 12 noon, cost per person is €10, this is followed by a visit to Newbridge Silverware, and shopping in Whitewater Shopping Centre.  Accommodation will be provided by ICA College, An Grianan, Termonfeckin, Co. Louth. The cost for the three days is €200 per person, the accommodation consists of Bed and Breakfast, with dinner in the evening on Tuesday and Wednesday, single or shared rooms are available. Book with An Grianan, phone number 041 982 2119, email: [email protected]. After booking please inform Eilis McNamara, the organiser, phone no. 068—34269, mobile 087 – 6336369, or, by email – [email protected].  Non-members and couples are very welcome.




PUBLIC RECORDS sample; Birth Hanora Daly Knockavallig, of Mort Daly and Mary Relihan born 10 Dec 1890.

Born Church St Listowel, Catherine Mary Arthur, of John Arthur and Margaret O’Donnell, photographer.

Born 10th Dec. 1890, Margaret Evans of Henry Evans and Mary Nagle, Charles Street, Listowel, Car Driver.

Born, 19 June 1875, John to John Lyons Derry and Ann Lynch, farmer

Born, 23 June 1875 John to Daniel Sweeney, Convent St. Listowel and Ellen Kennelly, Tailor.

Born 14 June 1875 Eugene John to Mathew Daly, Duagh and Marie Hare, Sub Constable.

Born John to Julia Daly at workhouse on 3 June 1875.

Born, 18 May 1895 Mary to Ml Daly and Mary Murphy of Coolnaleen, Labourer.

Born, 29th May 1895 at Keylod Edmond to Pat Moran and Mary Hanrahan, farmer.

Born 12 May 1895 Thomas to John McElligott and Margaret Buckley of Lisaniska, labourer.

Born 11th Feb 1875 Edward to George Church Clieveragh and Anne Griffin, Baker.

Born 22 Feb 1875, John to John Carmody, shopkeeper, Listowel and Mgt Liston.

Born 13 June 1883, Michael to Ml Nash and Mgt Griffin, Knockalougha, Farmer.

Born 24 June Anne to Ml Relihan and Mgt O’Brien, Knockunderval.

Born, Patrick Thomas to Mathew Daily and Marie Hare, Constable, Ch. St. Listowel.

Born 2nd July 1883 John to Denis Brosnan, Melbourne, Australia and Julia Walsh, Drapers Clerk.

Born 6 June Mary to Ellen Spillane, Tanavalla.

Born 12 April 1900 Mary to Jeremiah Relihan, Knockadireen and Lizzy Daly, Farmer.

Born 13 April 1900 William to John M Hanrahan and Eliza Buckley Kilbaha.

Born 19th April 1900 James to Tom Mahony and Mary Madigan shopkeeper Newtownsandes.

Born Julia to Ml Murphy and Maria Galvin farmer carueragh. 8 March 1918.

Bridget Teresa to Dan Keane and Annie Hanrahan on 23 March 1918, Labourer Carueragh.

Born 5 April 1918 Margaret to John Enright and Joan Kennelly, Labourer, Balahadigue


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THOUGHT: Sometimes, no matter how hopeful I am about the future and the many changes I want to make in my life, within a few months I find myself back exactly where I was before. For years this frustrated me. Hope inevitably turned to disappointment. I couldn’t understand why, no matter how many times I moved, the same problems kept happening. Then a spiritual director shared an old quip: “Wherever you go, there you are.” As much as we would like to place the blame for our problems on some external factor, the cause of our problems often lies within us. It doesn’t matter where we live, what we do for a living, or who we associate with, we cannot run from ourselves. If we have anger in our hearts, we can run from our past enemies, but we will most certainly find new people with whom to fight. If we struggle with authority, we can change jobs, but we will undoubtedly have new problems at our next one.

—from the book Let Go: Seven Stumbling Blocks to Christian Discipleship by Casey Cole, OFM.



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