Knockanuare Notes- 20th October 2019

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on Tuesday 22nd October AT 7.30PM.

MOYVANE Village Festival opens on Friday 28th Oct, all the usual events are taking place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Welcome to all who will visit us during the bank holiday.

SET DANCE CLASSES:  Set dancing with Timmy Woulfe  on Monday nights in the Marian Hall, Moyvane at 8pm.

BEST WISHES to Katie Galvin, Leitrim East, who is going to New Zealand.

BALLYLONGFORD/TARBERT CCE:  Parents of children attending singing and music classes are invited to our annual meeting on Wednesday 23rd October in St. Oliver’s NS, Ballylongford.

PRIEST on duty is contactable on 087/0908949.   All other queries can be made through the Parish Office at 068 49308 or 089/4044816.

SAFE and fulfilling pilgrimage to the Holy Land, for fifty local travellers.

DEATH took place on 13th October 2019 of Elizabeth Mary Betty Kennelly of No. 4 Ashfield, Greenville, Listowel, and formally of Keylod Moyvane, and St Albans, England. Sadly missed by her life long friend Ellen, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass for Betty was celebrated on Wednesday 16th Oct., at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Anthony Foley, Jerry Galvin, Ann Higgins, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Ellen Orman, Paddy Horan, Fr Sean Dillon, Eddie and Mary Costelloe, Darragh Hennessy, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Mary Carroll, Fr Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, and  David Stack. Mass Moyvane;  Sat  26th  at 7.30pm for Paddy & Maureen Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy, and Mass Sun 27th at 11.00am for Mike Scanlon, Glin Road & Melbourne (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure Sun 27th at 10.00am for Seán McMahon, Carrueragh.


FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Duagh/Lyreacrompane calls will be on Wednesday 6th November.  Knockanure on Thursday 7th November and Moyvane on Friday 8th November.

BOOK: “A Minute of Your Time”, Mary Cogan’s new book launched in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel, last weekend.

SHOW:  Rehearsals are under way “For Stars in their Own Eyes”, a Moyvane GAA Variety Show, which will be held on November 30th.

BOOKS TO SPARE:  On Tuesday next October 22nd call to the Parish Office between 11.30am and 12.30pm where there will be many religious and theology books available free to take home.  Read them, then in your own time you can pass them on.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: AA Open Public Meeting Wednesday 30th October at 8.30 p.m

MONTH OF MISSION CELEBRATION: Bishop Ray invites all who have worked on the missions to an Evening of Celebration on Tuesday, Oct 22nd at 8pm in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. This event is to acknowledge the people who spent time in the developing world and their contribution to the lives of many. If you wish to attend, please contact John Paul II Pastoral Centre at 064 6632644.

MURHUR SCHOOL; Clothing collection will take place on Thurs 21st November. All clean clothing, shoes in pairs, handbags, belts, bed linen are accepted. NO pillows OR duvets please. October 11th; Kerry football star Jason Foley arrived to officially raise our Active School Flag. This marked a culmination of hard work from our pupils, staff and parents over the past year.

All the pupils of Murhur will take part in coding activities. This will include our LEGO WeDo Education kits that arrived recently through our school’s involvement in the STEM Excellence Cluster.

NOVEMBER HOLY SOULS OFFERINGS:  I encourage you to fill up the list of your deceased which is in your offertory box (purple envelope).  Those who do not have an offertory box can pick up envelopes at the back of the Churches.  These lists will be placed on the Altar for all our Holy Souls Masses throughout November.  Please note the Mass for the all those whose funerals took place in the Parish in the past year will be celebrated on the following evenings – Moyvane on Monday 25th and Knockanure on Thursday 28th at 7.30pm.

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF KERRY HOSPICE FOUNDATION   meeting will be held on Wednesday 23rd October at 7pm in St Patrick’s Hall. New members always welcome.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting will continue on the Trien Road on Monday the 21st  of October to Friday the 25th October under a full road closure From 8 am 6 pm Monday to Friday . The road will be fully re opened in the evenings and at weekend’s .There will also be a stop and go traffic management on the R523 on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday next week.  Info Padraig Kearney 086/6072159.   Also, works will continue next week from Monday the 21st October on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a Road closure, access will be maintained for residents affected by closure but no through traffic.  Info Vince 087/9980226

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights, The Ramble Inn,  Church Street from 9pm.

UPCOMING CEILI’S IN TOURNAFULLA: Friday, November 8 with Taylor’s Cross.  9.30pm – 12.30am.  Refreshments served.  Admission €10.  Raffle.

FIRST FRIDAY REFLECTIONS WITH FR.  SHOJI:  On the First Friday of each month, in Abbeyfeale Church, Fr Shoji will lead an hour of Praise and Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel beginning at 9am.

CARE FOR THE CARER:  Self Care Course for family carers 6 week programme “Time for You” Tuesday, October 22 from 10am—12 noon in the Desmond complex  NCW.   Tel   061310434 for more information.

ADULT IRISH SPEAKING CLASSES:  Abbeyfeale branch of Conradh na Gaeilge are starting back the very successful Adult Irish Speaking classes, commencing on Wednesday, October 23, tosnú 7:30pm at St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. The main aim of these classes are to promote and encourage Irish Speaking in the locality from a very basic level to more advanced. We encourage anyone with an interest on brushing up on “na cúpla focal” to attend. The classes will run from Wednesday, October 23, cost €35 for 8 weeks. Mar a deireann an sean fhocal “Is fearr Gaeilge briste ná Béarla cliste”. For more information & enrolment contact Dónal on 068 31661 (between 9am & 5pm).

TARBERT: Monday 4th Nov. in St Mary’s Church Tarbert from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, a one hour community discussion on Exploring Spirituality will take place under the direction of Fr. Sean Hanafin and Fr. Michael Hussey, and join us afterwards in the Community Centre for a cup of tea. – Everybody Welcome to attend.

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH:  A Christmas themed concert in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Friday, December 6 will be headlined by country singer Micheal English and supported by the Abbeyfeale Senior Choir under the direction of Dee Dennison.  The very popular Lost Souls led by Dr. Mick O’Donnell will also perform on the night.  Tickets at €25 are available by ringing the dedicated ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, Ann Lyons and O’Donoghues Spar.  Doors open at 7pm.

ROTARY ANNUAL AFTERNOON TEA:  Proceeds to South West Counselling centre in Great Southern Hotel.  Sat Oct 26th. All tickets advance booking only.  €35. Spot prizes welcome! Phone Ciara 087/2444353.

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Friday, November 22 at the Devon Inn.  Tickets on sale at the creamery.

YOUTH 2000:   Youth 2000 have organised a retreat at St Brendan’s College, Killarney, on the weekend of November 1-3. Young people (16 to 35 years) are welcome to this retreat which is a three day event filled with music, talks, friends, prayer and craic. Come along to meet some new young people and experience your faith in a new and amazing way. ID required/donation only/book online at email [email protected]

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER Abbeyfeale:  Articles and photos are invited to [email protected] before November 20 for inclusion in the Christmas newsletter

Christmas Wreath Making: Takes place at Glin Castle December 8 from 2pm-5pm. Contact [email protected] for further info.

The Rosary on the Coast for Faith, Life, and Love, was held at Ballybunion on Sunday, October 13th, a few locals participated in it.

HARNETT MAGAZINE:  Some Harnett Reunion magazines are still available at Ann Lyons Shop and from James Harnett, also the final items of Harnett merchandise are available at Heavenly Gifts.


Back by popular demand, Aiden Dooley brings his award-winning show with riveting true stories of Tom Crean’s Antarctic exploration. Crean was of the few men to serve with both Scott and Shackleton and survive three famous expeditions.


This group of music veterans from Virginia, Rhode Island and North Carolina know how to please an audience with an engaging repertoire of bluegrass and country gems. With exciting solo work on fiddle, dobro, mandolin and banjo. Level Best has that soulful polish, earned with years of playing bluegrass and country music.


An evening of music and dance, songs and stories paying tribute to one of Listowel’s best-known community activists. Michael spent a lifetime promoting the cultural and social life of the town through his involvement in Comhaltas, The Harvest Festival and Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.


Celebrating the 20th anniversary of being awarded first prize in the Clara Haskil International Piano Competition in Switzerland, Finghín Collins will perform piano sonatas by Mozart and Schubert as part of a major tour of Ireland.

Nov 1st– Francis Kennedy, will present her show. More from 068 22566.

SUNDAY will be the Feast of Christ the King. A Plenary Indulgence may be gained under the usual conditions. Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament will take place after Mass with the Renewal of the Consecration of the Human Race to the Most Sacred Heart, following Pope Pius XI’s instance.

It will be held at Sacred Heart Church Limerick.

THOUGHT: What lies behind us, and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.


At a largely attended meeting of above, Bro. E. Leahy presided. Proposed by J. R. Cotter, seconded by J. Horgan—”That we communicate with all prominent men in Limerick and Kerry to attend Father Casey’s Anniversary, to be held on December 29th, 1913, and that some of our leading M.P.’s for Limerick and Kerry be invited to attend to do honour to one of Ireland’s best sons. It was also agreed to invite all the adjacent branches to attend, with, bands and banners, to participate in the great movement in honouring a good priest, whose ever-willing hand was always ready to forward the oncoming march of National Self-government. Resolved —That though ‘as Hibernians we conspire not against Church or State, as unionists of Ulster suggest, we are in favour of a local branch of the Volunteers.” After some routine business, the meeting adjourned.


Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, July 22, 1916; Page: 3

Death of Mr. J. Larkin, Knockanure.

TRIBUTE BY CARLOW STUDENTS- It is with very sincere regret we have to announce the death of Mr John Larkin, Knockanure, Newtownsandes, after a not very protracted illness and at a comparatively early age. The deceased, from his ever cheery and amiable disposition and good neighbourship, was very popular amongst a large circle of acquaintances whose firm and affectionate friendship he

Retained to the end.

Duly after death the remains were taken from his late residence to the Parish Church at Newtownsandes where Requiem High Mass and Office was celebrated for the repose of the soul departed. The funeral, to Listowel cemetery on Monday, was a grand tribute to the popularity of the deceased gentleman and a flattering demonstration to the high esteem in which he had been held by his neighbours, and the respect which he and his family so deservedly commanded in the community in which he was raised and to which he was a credit.

The deceased was father of the Rev P Larkin, only recently ordained in Carlow, and it might be here mentioned the large funeral cortege was considerably augmented by the students at present at home on their Summer vacation from Carlow College, as well as All Hallows amongst whom the deceased was a very great favourite. The celebrant at High Mass was the Rev E Kissane, Toronto; deacon, Rev Fr. Hunt, Carlow College; sub-deacon, Rev Larkin (son); master of ceremonies, Rev P Deenihan, Carlow College , accolytes, J O’Donnell and J O’Connor; thurifea, J J O’Shea (students). The Father O’Carroll, C.C, Newtown, officiated at the graveside, assisted by Rev T Kissane, Rev J Shanahan, Rev S O’Keeffe, Rev Father O’Brien, C.C, Ballylongford. Rev J Galvin, acting P.P, Tarbert. Rev J Kissane.

The Rev M Keane, P.P, Newtownsandes, conveyed his feeling of regret that he was unable to attend owing to other pressing parochial duties,  The following students from Carlow College participated in the solemn ceremony, viz—Rev M Hunt, Rev P Deenihan, Rev Fr Hanrahan, Messrs J J O’Shea, J O’Donnell, M Finnell, J J O’Connor, J O’Connell, T O’Sullivan, J Cotter, D Guffen, J Leane, C Scannell, T Lynch, P Crowley, J Harnett.

From All Hallows—Rev C Hanrahan, Rev J Kissane, D Hannan, T Buckley.

Maynooth—J Stack. Wexford (St Peter’s)—P Sheehy, D Galvin, Killarney (Seminary)—D Griffin. Kilkenny, T Shanahan, G Galvin.

The chief mourners were—Mrs Larkin (widow),  Rev P Larkin (for USA),;  J Larkin,  T Larkin (sons) ; Mollie, and Kattie Larkin (daughters) ; Mrs J Galvin (sister) ; P Walsh, and J Walsh (brothers-in-law); Mrs O’Brien, Mrs Scanlon, and Mrs Healy (sisters-in-law) ; M Larkin, Tim Kirby, David Larkin (Listowel), J O’Brien, Mr Roger and Mrs O’Shea and family (Tullamore N.S) ; Misses M and E Walsh, Ballyline; Mrs D. Enright, J O’Brien (Ballylongford) ; Mrs D Walsh, M Holly. J Walsh, Ballyline; Kitty Larkin, (Listowel); Mrs Flynn Islandanny; Kathleen Larkin, Janie Larkin, Mary Larkin (Newtown); Mrs Golden, J O’Sullivan and Family, Jack and Nell Stack, Gale Bridge, etc, etc.

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ABBEYFEALE History talk on the Troubles 1920s



Joseph Pronechen

On Sept. 1, 1983, flying from Anchorage to Seoul, a Korean Air Lines Boeing 747 with 269 people on board strayed off its planned route and flew over an island that violated Soviet air space. Quickly, a Russian fighter plane shot down.

The outrageous action prompted five Western European countries including Great Britain and Germany to okay accepting United States medium-range missiles beginning in November of that year.


MEMORABILIA: As  part  of  the  celebrations  to  mark  the  150th anniversary  of  the dedication  of  St.  John’s Church, Tralee,  the  parish  hopes  to  hold  an  exhibition  and produce a publication relating to the religious, social and cultural life of the parish over the past 150 years. We would be delighted to receive from parishioners any    photographs, memorabilia, ephemera etc. All items submitted will be returned to    the owner as soon as they are scanned/copied. Please contact the parish office.


PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th – 2nd Nov. 2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. €895pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474.


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