Knockanuare Notes-18th August 2019

HERITAGE Week continues till August 25, all over Ireland with 2,000 plus events due to be held.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Pádraig Kearney can be contacted on 086/6072159.

FIDDLE: Fr. Brendan Duggan has 2 fiddles that he is willing to lend to young people who may be interested in learning to play. One is a ½ fiddle for the younger learner and the other is a ¾ fiddle. Contact 068-42533.

BEST WISHES to all who received their Leaving Cert results last week, now the finding of accommodation for their courses is ahead of them.

IT WAS WONDERFUL to hear the recollections of Fr. Pat Ahern on radio last week.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNTIY CENTRE:  North & East Kerry Development Information Officer (Philomena) is at Knockanure Community Centre on the 1st & 3rd Monday of each month at 1.30 – 3.30pm.  Back to School Allowance, Farm Assist, Medical cards and much more.  Free & Confidential Service.

DEATH took place on 14th August 2019 of Bridget (Bridie) Leahy (née Kennelly), aged 97 of  Leahy’s Nurseries, Beenanaspug, Athea and late of Knockanebrack, Lyreacrompane. Predeceased by her husband Jack, seventeen years ago. Missed by her loving son John, daughter-in-law Tina, grandchildren John, Michael, Una, Christine, Conor and Grace, great-grandchildren Oran, Adam, Claire, Séan, Nathan, Emma and Autumn, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and  grandnieces.

Requiem Mass for Bridie Leahy was celebrated at Knockanure Church on 17th August, by Fr. Kevin, Fr, Tom and Fr. Brendan. Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH has taken place of Patrick Keane, Shronebeirne, Kilmorna, on 10th August, 2019, survived by his family, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass for Patrick Keane was celebrated at Duagh Church Tuesday 13th of August, with burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh

ANNIVERSARIES: Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Brenda Daly, Margaret Crowley, Donie Cahill, Mary O’Carroll, Robert Moloney, Con McSweeney, Fr. Micheal Galvin, Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Madge Fitzgerald, Mass Moyvane; Tues 20th at  7.30pm for Pat M.D. Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim; Fri 23rd at  7.30pm for John McAuliffe, Gortdromosillihy & New York (Rec Dec; Sat 24th at 7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel, and Mass on  Sun 25th at   11.00am for Jack Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa and his son Martin, Nenagh. Mass Knockanure on Sun 25th at 10.00am for Mick & Mary Moloney, Clarr.

MASS ON SUNDAY, AUGUST 25th in Tralee some of the Roses, their families and escorts will join with St. John’s Community for Mass at 10.30am.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €5700 jackpot on Friday 16th August. Numbers drawn were 7, 9, 15, 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Seán Nathan, c/o John Barry; 2. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna; 3. Seamus Cranny, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois; 4. David Harley, c/o John Barry, and 5. Willie Pierce, 24, Woodgrove, Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 23rd August with jackpot up to €5800.

KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM are hosting Guided Walks for the town every Saturday for the month of July & August at 11am. Departs from Writers Museum 068-22212.

SEISIÚN IN ‘GLANTINE: The last of the Comhaltas Séisiún weekly shows of traditional entertainment finishes at the Devon Inn on Thursday night, August 22 at 8.30pm.

PRESENTATION PRIMARY SCHOOL Will reopen for all pupils on Tuesday 27th August.

LISTOWEL BUILDING CONSERVATION PROJECT Free Seminar, Writer Museum, Tues. 20th 10am. to 1pm. RSVP Victoria on 066-7183793.

CHIROPODIST will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wed. 21st Aug.  If you wish to make an appointment please call 087-7672172.

ROSE Festival; This year there will be 32 Roses competing at the Dome in Tralee. Festival runs from 23rd to 27th August 2019

LISTOWEL will host its 161st harvest racing festival from, September 8-14.

CONCERT IN DUAGH:  The Conquerors, Shaun O’Dowd, Ronan Collins, Sandy Kelly, Declan Nerney in concert on Thursday, September 5 in Duagh Sports Complex.  Tickets Geraldine 087 2684540.

ASDEE VINTAGE CLUB are having a Vintage Tractor Run in aid of Asdee & Beal First Responders on Sunday August 25th. Registration from 12 noon in Jack J’s Car Park.  Departing at 1pm from Asdee Village. For more information contact 087 4537914 or 087 9302119. All welcome

GLIN: August 25 Glin Castle and Gardens Open Day; September 6 The story of the Cailin Ban by Tom Donovan (details to follow) September 7 Glin Triathlon; September 9 & 10 Colleen Bawn at Glin Castle starring Dominic West.


Once the king of Ireland’s pop music scene in the 1970s and early 80s Red is without a doubt one of the best male voices of all time.

 Sat 24th – Sun 25th– CINDERELLA THE MUSICAL

Presented by St John’s Youth Theatre with musical direction by Leanne Fitzgerald.

 Thur 29th– CROWMAN

A play by Katie Holly featuring Jon Kenny with his amazing ability for character acting and hilarious humour. Dan, a comely bachelor is a crow-hating man who tries to shoo the blighted birds away. He measures out his life by the amount of funerals he has to attend every week. These are social occasions with the added bonus of refreshments. More details from 068 22566.

LISTOWEL NOVENA PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Wed. 21st August. Fare €25 per seat with Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel. Coach will leave: The Square, Listowel at 7am., The Church Bus Stop Abbeyfeale at 7.20am. & Longcourt House Bus Stop, Newcastlewest at 7.35am. Enquires call 087-3966399.

KNOCK: During the 2019 novena, there will be a number of special events marking the 140th anniversary of the apparition. The Knock Museum unveils a historic model of Knock Village, as it was at the time of the apparition in 1879, offering unique insight into the lives of those who lived there. A new processional statue of Our Lady of Knock will be blessed at the 3pm ceremony on 21 August. The statue was carved in Italy by the Stuflesser studio based in Ortesei, a region renowned for its wood carving and sculpture. A witnesses’ walk entitled ‘Meeting heaven at harvest time’ will take place at 7pm on the anniversary of the apparition. The steps of those who witnessed the apparition in 1879 will be retraced, from the town to the parish church.

ANNUAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE:  Knock, Sunday September 8 at 2.30pm.

PLOUGHING: The 88th National Ploughing Championships will take place in Fenagh in Carlow from September 17-19.

BÉAL NA MBLÁTH:  Michael Collins will be remembered at the Annual Béal na Bláth Commemoration, on Sunday, August 25 at 3pm. Guest speaker is Jim Power, Economist.

RUNNING WITH THE FATHER’S HEART:  It’s week 27 of the all-denominations prayer-walking project covering the 32 counties in 32 weekends and it was in Abbeyfeale on Friday and Saturday last, August 16/17.    Talk about vision from Katey Moreland in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, on Friday, August 16 at 8 p.m. Singer-songwriter, Carolyn Hyde from Galilee, Israel, also sing and share insights.  On Saturday, August 17 the team carrying a torch for the county, praying blessings on Limerick as they take on a relay-marathon along the Great Southern Trail Greenway, Abbeyfeale to Rathkeale (9.30-5p.m.).  For more details see or call Katey Moreland on 087 123 8774.

 Murhur, May the 6th, 1838.

CONFERENCE: Young Adults Conference is being held in Dublin from 31st  August to 1st Sept titled “Seek Beauty; Find Truth”. It is a weekend of speakers, workshops and craic aimed at the 18-40 age group. The Legion of Mary in Kerry would like to sponsor 2 young adults to attend. Contact Patricia 087 9048659.

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS will be offered at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee at 12.30pm on Sunday 25 Aug. More info from [email protected]


 SIR—As your patriotic and independent journal is the only medium through which every liberal act is promulgated, may I beg the insertion of the following lines it your columns. ” In the village of Newtownsandes, there are upwards of one hundred poor families who, for a series of years past had not a rood of ground to support themselves, but depending on the adjacent farmers, who generally charge them from £5 to £6 per acre, for the most barren and impoverished part of their farms, and that only for one or two crops.

To rescue these poor creatures from their debased and impoverished state, a scion of Sallyglin House, Stephen Creagh Sandes, Esq., has given them a farm of thirty acres, immediately adjoining the village, in lots of from half to two acres each, at the moderate rent of £1 -10s. per acre. This farm was hitherto held by one of the most respectable and independent tenants in this part of the country, who offered the same rent and a deposit of £300, which offer, to his immortal honour, Mr. Sandes declined to accept. We cannot too highly appreciate the benevolent disposition of this young gentleman; but when we reflect on the noble character of his family in general, but especially that of the amiable and venerable Bishop of Killalloe, we cannot express surprise at any good act emanating from his nephew. If every landed proprietor in Ireland acted similarly, there would be little necessity for poor laws; or for half our present constabulary force: peace, happiness, and contentment would be substituted for the anarchy, confusion and misery that now prevail. ” To behold the joy that beamed in the aspect of these poor creatures , expressing their gratitude  and imploring the DEITY to shower down his blessings on this ? and benevolent gentleman, would soften the marble hearted gentry who are indifferent to the sufferings and privation of the poor.


Kerry Examiner 1840-1856, Friday, October 07, 1842; Page: 2

DIED. At Murhur, in the 24th year of his age, Morgan, fifth son of Mr. Morgan O’Connell, and brother of the respected Curate of KnockacoppuL The subject of this sad obituary—one indeed whose loss will be long and painfully felt by his afflicted family, was seized while prosecuting his studies in the Irish College, Paris, by the fatal disease, which on the 5th instant terminated his mortal existence. Of a high order of talent, with a sanguine temperament and zeal equalled only by his earnestness in the pursuit of his professional acquirements, he gave promise of highly useful and distinguished career, had it pleased an All-wise Providence to spare his life for the exalted ministry to which he aspired. His amiable disposition, his mild and courteous manners, gained for him the esteem and affection of all who had the pleasure of knowing him—Requiescat in Pace.


LIFE: We have a saying around here: “Life’s too short to go through life being afraid of life.” It’s not an artful phrase, but the meaning is sound: you’ve got nothing to lose in putting yourself out there, for life has a definite expiration date, and fortunately, so does the memory of your mess-ups!

It is difficult to create a path for yourself ex nihilo. When you start in a vacuum, you float and flounder. It’s easier to get going when you’ve got something to riff on and push off; when you’re working with a set of existent materials — which can then be added to, rearranged, discarded.

Junior B Championship Semi-Final

Clounmacon/Moyvane 1-12 Currow 2-6

The girls made the trip to Currow, a rewarding one this evening, coming away with a hard earned victory against a strong physical Currow side who gave it there all. In rather wet conditions the Currow girls started the brighter and raced in to a 1-4 to 2 point lead. Clounmacons points coming from the boot of Erin Finucane who gave a fine display of kicking from dead ball and play ending up with an impressive 8 point tally on the night. Clounmacon were to get back into the game with a expertly soccer style shot from Laura Stack who apart from her goal put in a sterling’s night work. Further scores from the boot of Finucane were to leave the half time score 1-4 a piece. On the resumption the girls have had tended to start the second half on top and points again from Finucane and Marie Kennelly had the girls three in front. Midway through the half a break away effort saw Currow strike for a goal to level preceding’s up again but the girls showed plenty of character from the kick out to move the ball up the field for a superb effort from Marie Kennelly to raise the white flag. Also points from Sheila Moore, Finucane and the impressive Grainne Stack Mulvihill saw the girls race into a three point lead. A lead they were to hold onto the finish. Despite some Currow pressure, solid goalkeeping from Marie Flaherty, ably assisted by her backs held firm to secure the final spot.

All girls played well on the night but special mention has to go to Ornaith Wall who had a tremendous game.

The club also would like to wish Maggie O’Flaherty all the best on her upcoming voyage and hopefully won’t be too long before we see her back in the black and amber again.

Team: Marie Flaherty, Fiona Buckley, Ashlea Sheehy, Ciara Hudson, Aobha Quinn, Grainne Stack (0-1) Mulvihill ,Ornaith Wall, Amanda O’Donnell (capt), Muirne Wall, Sheila Moore (0-1) Marie Kennelly (0-2), Laura Stack (1-0), Erin Finucane (0-8), Ciara Haugh, Gillian Musgrave. Subs: Maggie O’Flaherty for Ciara Haugh, Rachel Moriarty for Laura Stack, Grainne Musgrave

GRAVEYARD: Moyvane Knockanure Graveyard committee would like to thank the following, Fr. Kevin McNamara chief celebrant of the three graveyard Masses, assisted by Fr. Tom McMahon, Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan and Fr. Dan Aherne. The Eucharistic Ministers, The Choir, The sacristans, Leo Finucane for his assistance and car parking, also Seamus Clancy, Tom Moore and Michael Brosnan for providing car parking. Donal Sullivan for the amplification. The public for their very generous contributions for the maintenance of the graveyards.

CONGRATULATIONS on winning the bronze medal  to Moyvane/Knockanure u15 girls futsal team who  represented Kerry as well as Munster in the Community games all Ireland National finals in UL on Sunday August 18th.Team- Megan Large, Keira Large, Lauren Duffy, Ava Fitzgerald, Mary Kearney, Nicola Kennelly, Tara Enright & Kelly Enright.  This is the seventh year of their participation in the Community Games.  This group honoured in the Marian Hall on Sunday evening at 7pm.

Aldi Community Games is an all Ireland independent voluntary organisation and National Governing Body providing opportunities for children and young people to grow and develop in a positive and healthy way while experiencing a wide range of sporting and cultural activities. The National Festival is usually held over 2 weekends each year where on each weekend between 3 and 4,000 children compete for their area, town, county and province.

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