knockanuare notes-22nd April 2018

PIETA HOUSE – DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am.

PRO LIFE meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. in the Parish meeting room, Listowel. All welcome.

ROAD WORKS UPDATE: Road works will continue next week between Moyvane and Knockanure.

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets at the Parish Office.

WEATHER has greatly improved and land is drying rapidly, the blackthorn is in bloom, daisies, blue bells and dandelion are getting plentiful. It has been a long wet autumn and winter and will be remembered negatively for many a year. One woman told me she saw two swallows and I am told that the Cuckoo was singing in Moyvane on Sunday morning last.

WATCH out, tribute at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

DEATH has occurred of Teresa Kennelly, late of Lissaniska, Kilmorna and Willow Court, Listowel. Unexpectedly on the 17th of April 2018. Pre-deceased by her brother William and Nana Maureen. Sadly missed by her loving partner Mick, children Daniel and Aoibhe, parents Mike and Joan, brother Tim and his wife Margaret, uncles, aunts, niece, nephews, cousins, extended family, neighbours and a wide circle of friends. Requiem Mass on Friday 20th April at 12 noon in the Church of Corpus Christi, Knockanure and burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin assister by Fathers Tom and Brendan, hymns were sung by Ester and Elaine Foley. Teresa was laid to rest on a beautiful sunny day, surrounded by her grieving family and friends.

DEATH has taken place of Emer Ward (nee Carr), 15 Doonard Crescent, Tarbert, and formerly of Old Grange, Monasterevin, on April 18th 2018, survived by her husband John, sons NiaII, Fergal and Shane, daughters Niamh, Fiona, Emer and Ciara, grandchildren Cormac, Éadaoin, Síomha, Muirne, Órnaith, Fionn, Aoibhe, Seán, Jack, Anna, Luke, Clodagh, Katie and Leah, great-granddaughter Isla, brothers Pat and Evan, sisters Carmel, Ann and Attracta, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews,and nieces.

MASS for Fr Joseph Mallin of Hong Kong, China and Dublin, was celebrated on April 21, 2018 in St Francis Xavier Church, Upper Gardiner Street, Dublin 1, son of Commandant Michael Mallin (executed in 1916 Rising) and Agnes Mallin (née Hickey). Fr. Joseph was only two years old when his father was executed.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Mai Liston, Tom Finucane, Tom Heffernan, Richard Tobin, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Mickey Walsh, Sheila Vaughan O’Riordan. Mass Moyvane; Fri 27th at 7.30pm for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll & Christopher their son; Sat 28th at 7.30pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody, Cuss (Anni), and Mass Sun 29th at 11.00am for Nora Brosnan, Barragougeen, & deceased members of the Joy family. Mass at Knockanure on Sun 29th at 10.00am for Noreen & Patrick Sweeney, Kilmorna.

MASS at Moyvane on Wed 25th at 7.30pm a Special Intention.

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY! As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World

Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th at 10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May at 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 28th / 29th in aid of Peter’s Pence (Pope’s Charity).

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm. EUCHARISTIC ADORATION MEETING: for all who attend Eucharistic Adoration in Moyvane on Monday 23rd April at 7pm in the Sacristy. It is important that everyone attends this meeting.

DRAW: There was no Lotto draw held on Friday night the 20th April as a mark of respect to Mike and Joan Kennelly Lisaniska and their family on the untimely passing of their daughter Teresa. May She Rest in Peace. Draw rescheduled for Monday night the 23rd April.

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for photographs or memories of the late Fr. Pat Moore (R.I.P.) PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Dr. Declan Downey will give a talk in the Bridewell on Sat. 28th April at 7.30pm. The talk is entitled “From Tarbert to Nantes via Fontenoy, the O’ Briens of Carrigaholt, Viscounts Clare C. 1660-1745.”

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: 0667134276.- Protection of Life: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Mondays 11am-2pm; Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. April 26th 7pm-8.30pm; Becoming a Caring Presence in Today’s World: Noticing and Nurturing Important Feelings in Our Body, Presented by John Keane, European Director of the Bio-Spiritual Institute, Apr. 27th -29th; Self Care Day : "Tools to manage life’s every day stressors", Anna O’ Donoghue & Batty Garnett , Sat 26th May, 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 0879447105

KNOCK SHRINE DAY OF PRAYER FOR THE PROTECTION OF LIFE & THE 8TH AMENDMENT. Sunday April 29th. Celebrant: Bishop Alphonsus Cullinan. Bus Leaving Tralee Railway Station at 7.30am. Bookings with Diana on 089 2215157 or O’Shea’s of Kerry 066


SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – will hold a clothes collection on Thursday 10th May in aid of Tarbert Active Retirement and West Limerick Children’s Services.

WALK: Community Walkers & Strollers meeting every Monday at 7.15pm, at the Bridewell. Walk at your pace in the company of friends and neighbours to Tarbert Island and back. Bring comfortable walking shoes, make sure you have a high visual jacket.

SEÁN KEANE AT THE GLÓRACH Theatre on Friday, May 4 bringing his unique voice and rich repertoire of songs, including distinctive versions of Isle of hope, Isle of tears, Blackbird and this author’s personal favourite, The Tunnel Tigers. The concert starts at 8 pm, booking at 0871383940.

NIGHT AT THE DOGS: Abbeyfeale Rugby Club Pitch Development are holding a Night at the Dogs on Saturday, April 28 at Tralee Greyhound Stadium.

YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources in conjunction with Jigsaw and Newcastle West Library will host a free workshop for community groups/parents on ‘Supporting Young People’s Mental Health’ on Wednesday April 25 at 7pm in Newcastle West Library. As a result of this workshop, it is hoped that participants will have a greater knowledge of the key issues impacting on the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the community. Registration is essential by contacting Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477.

FREE Taster in Glin Library: Thinking of trying mindfulness meditation? Come and find out for yourself at the FREE TALK and TASTER evening on “The Benefits of Mindfulness Practice” in Glin Library on Wednesday 25th April at 8 pm with Ali Burnard, a Mindfulness & Meditation facilitator and Gestalt Psychotherapist. All welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 25th, 8 STRINGS 2 A BOW – COONEY PEREGRINE DUO; Celebrated Irish classical musicians, Elizabeth Cooney – violin and Gerald Peregrine – cello, will perform masterworks from the classical repertoire as well as works by Irish composers.

Fri 27th, DON BAKER AND ROB STRONG BAND. Irish legends celebrate 50 years on the road with a new album they have recorded together.

Mon 30th – Fri 4th May. ART AND DESIGN EXHIBITION. An exhibition of work by the QQI Level 5 Art Design and Portfolio students currently in attendance at North Kerry College of Further Education. The collection ranges from painting and drawing to sculpture, batik and design work.

GRAND CELEBRITY CONCERT: This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 – Monday, May 7. The grand celebrity concert will take place in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef on Sunday, May 6 and features the Shandrum Céilí Band with support from the Coláiste Íde agus Iosef Band. Doors open 7pm with show from 8pm. Tickets & further information: Nora 086/2427003, Celine 087/7697672, Vincent 087/2443353 and Mary 087/7419343.

TARBERT RUN – On April 29th, Tarbert is hosting a set of 3 Road Races. The start and finish for all three events is Tarbert Comprehensive School. We have a 10 Mile Run, a 10km Run and a 5km Run or Walk. Please register online at or call into Carey Architects, Collins Filling Station or the Post Office. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.

PILGRIMAGE: Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé The Diocese of Kerry will take a group of 15 young pilgrims to Taizé, France on Sun. July 1st. Taizé is a place of pilgrimage with a special welcome for young people. The group will return to Ireland on Sun. July 8th. The group will be accommodated in dormitories in Taizé. Meals will also be provided. Cost is €500.00. For more information please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny Application forms are available from your parish office.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Pieta House walk/run takes place at The Desmond complex Newcastle West May 12th at 4.15 am. Registration at Leens Hotel on Saturday, April 28 from 3 -5pm.

PIETA HOUSE – DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am. Registration is online only @

PARISH CANTOR WORKSHOP There will be a workshop for the parish cantor on Thursday, April 26th 2018 at 7:30pm. The workshop will take place in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. The facilitators for the evening will be Ailish Walsh O’ Connor and Tomás Kenny. To book a place please contact Tomás on 086 3683778 or tomaskenny

ACCORD invites applications for Certificate in Counselling (Marriage and Relationship), for the academic year 2018/2019. The Certificate, validated by St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, is aligned to Level 8, 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications and is aimed at qualified, experienced counsellors/psychotherapists who have: a Degree/Diploma in Counselling/Psychotherapy, Completed a minimum of 200 client hours and have a current supervised caseload and knowledge/experience of the Person Centred Approach.

PIONEER BALL: 5th May 2018, Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross. Music by Wildcats. Guest speaker Senator Frances Black. Tickets 087 2392993.

LOUGH DERG: Lough Derg; Dear friends, it’s that time of the year were we are finalising our preparations for the opening of the Island for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Many of you know Mary McDaid, a well-known member of the Three Day Pilgrimage team over the years. We are delighted that Mary has joined the One Day Retreat team and Mary shares a few words of invitation to one and all to consider taking time way from the hectic routine of everyday life and regardless of where you are on your jouney with God you are welcome. Please help us share the news of the opening and the May One Day Reteats which will continue after 5th May on 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th and 28th. Blessings.

LOURDES: Autumn Limerick Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27. Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr Tony Mullins. Fr John O’Shea & Fr Willie Fitzmaurice.

DUMPING: Bejing, China – China has imposed anti-dumping measures on halogenated butyl rubber (halobutyl) imports from the US, European Union and Singapore.

FIRST Listowel Visual Arts Week 20th – 24th June 2018. The international fine art festival will celebrate the work of visual artists, and harness our collective energies to collaborate, learn and create. Listowel Visual Arts Week welcomes the return of many former Olive Stack Gallery Artists in Residence to teach workshops, exhibit and reunite with friends in Listowel – the creative home of this growing international family of artists! The festival will mark the 20th anniversary of Olive Stack Gallery, celebrate the residency and the growing and thriving visual arts scene in the heritage town of Listowel.

THOUGHT: Revival looks like family; family is messy. Generations working together can be tense, and it’s not easy. There might be tension in it, but without tension, you can’t make music because if you take the tension out of guitar strings, the guitar can’t sing.-Jonathan David Hesler.

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 08, 1930; Page: 17

We regret to announce the death of Major John MacGillycuddy, which took place at his residence, Flesk Castle, Killarney on March 4th after a prolonged illness at the age of seventy four. Mr. McGillycuddy was the third son of Richard McGillycuddy of the Reeks, and Anna, daughter of Captain John Johnstone, of Mainstone Court, Herefordshire, and was representative of the oldest stock both in Ireland and England. On his father’s side his descent traces directly back to the Kings of Munster and to Milesius. While his maternal pedigree- connected him to Robert the Bruce of Scotland on the one side, and to Alfred the Great of Saxon England on the other. He was educated at Marlborough and later at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied law, and was subsequently called to the Irish Bar. During his University career, he represented Ireland in the first International Rugby Football match against England. In the early eighties he went to Canada, where he acted as Secretary to the Arts Association of Montreal for several years. He married in 1890. Emlly daughter of R. S. Hudson. Esq of Bache Hall, Cheshire, and resided at Aghadoe House, Killarney. During this period he twice contested the East Kerry Division in the Unionist Interest. He filled the office of High Sheriff, was a Justice of the Peace, and one of His Majesty’s Deputy Lieutenants for the county. He joined the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Munster Fusiliers in 1893, but retired in 1909. He re-joined in 1914. and served with the Battalion at Cork and Aghada during the war. The last ten years of his life were spent at Flesk Castle.

Major MacGillycuddy was essentially Kerry; he lived in and for the county, and devoted his life to the welfare of its people. He took a deep interest in every form of social betterment and was untiring in his efforts to forward any charitable movement which was brought to his notice. His last days were concerned with the inception of a pension fund for the Jubilee nurses, and his illness was clouded by the thought that he would be unable to bring the project to a final and satisfactory conclusion. His unobtrusive kindnesses were without number, and many are the homes in Kerry which have tided over a difficult day with his help and sympathy. A good friend, a delightful, well-bred and cultured companion, and a courteous gentleman, he will be sadly missed as an example of what the best type of Irishman should be. He is succeeded by his only son, Anthony John MacGillycuddy.

TARBERT: Small Sources 2: Tarbert (Co. Kerry) schoolchildren 1809

Posted on August 20, 2013 by jim

A list of 39 schoolchildren in Tarbert, Co. Kerry in 1809 from NLI Ms 17,935 (5). if you make a connection, we would love to hear about it to jim.ryan (at)

‘A list of the Scholars educating (sic) at the English school founded at Tarbert by the Governors of Erasmus Smith’s Schools. May 1809.

Mary Kelly

Sarah Fowler (?)

James Fowler (?)

Michael Finucane

Ann Finucane

Catherine Finucane

Elizabeth McCormick

HOMILY OF THE HOLY FATHER JOHN PAUL II. Greenpark Racecourse, Limerick

Monday, 1 October 1979

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