knockanuare notes 23rd december 2018

RAMBLING House on the 3rd January at 8 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948. Rambling House in Listowel on Thursday 27th Dec. at 8.30pm in Seanchai.

CÉILÍ In aid of the Stack Family Fund on Thursday 27th December in the Marian Hall from 3 – 6pm. Music by Donie Nolan. For further details contact Marie on 087/9542102.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 14th January. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome, If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

SAMARITANS: Annual Church Gate Collection at all Masses on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

CONCERN: Tarbert Comprehensive School wish to thank all who contributed to their Concern collection which raised €623.39.

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES -Moyvane 6pm and 9pm; Knockanure 7.30pm.

CHRISTMAS DAY MASSES -Knockanure 10.00am. Moyvane 11.00am.

THE LIVE CRIB is Located behind St Brigid’s church, open until January 6th 2019.

DEATH has taken place of Matthew Thompson of 33 Woodgrove, Moyvane, and late of Cork, died on the 16th of December, 2018. Predeceased by his brothers John and Tony. Sadly missed by his brother Finbar and sisters Breda and Frances. Requiem Mass for Mathew Thompson was celebrated in Moyvane Church the 18th of December, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH has occurred of Paudie) O’Connor of Upper Dirreen on 16/12/2018. Former employee of Kerry County Council. Predeceased by his brothers Richard and Michael and sisters Josephine and Julia. Survived by his wife Nancy, children Yvonne, Jim, Pat and Mike, grandchildren Cora, Jessica, Ella-May, James, Sarah and Rachel, brother Denis, sisters Bridget (Buckley) and Mary (Kelly- USA), son-in-law Eamon, daughters-in-law Christina, Emma and Deirdre, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Paudie O’Connor was celebrated in Moyvane Church Wednesday 19th December. Burial afterwards at Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Bridie Cox (née Sheahan) of Ballyline, Ballylongford, and formerly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Survived by her husband Willie, son James, daughters Mary, Breda and Julie, brothers Con and Tom, sister-in-law Margaret, daughter-in-law Noelle, sons-in-law Adrian and Sean, grandchildren, nephews, and nieces, Requiem Mass for Bridie Cox was celebrated in Ballylongford Church on Tuesday, 18th December. Burial afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford.

DEATH has occurred of John Dalton of Knocknagorna, Athea on 15th December 2018, son of the Late Willie Joe. Survived by his mother Peggie, brothers Patrick & Liam (Ardfert), sister Marie (Mulvihill -Moyvane), brother-in-law Thomas, sisters-in-law Mary (Kearney –Ardfert) & Mary (Moloney – Athea), nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated in Athea Church on Wednesday, burial afterwards in Templeathea Cemetery.

DEATH took place on 15th December 2018 of Eileen Dalton (née Connolly), Glenagragra, Glin. Predeceased by her husband Patrick, son Patrick, grandchildren Mark and Stephen, sister Catherine and brother Michael. Mother of James, Breda, Helen, Kathleen and John, grandmother of Tara, Katie, Lisa, Patrick, Jonah and Samuel, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister Bridget Mulvihill (Moyvane), and brother Paddy.

DEATH has occurred of Fr. Bob Barry late of Lahardane who died in London.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O’Brien, Michael Dalton, Hannie Quinn, Tom Walsh, Mary Moriarty, Margaret Lynch, John Behan, Dan Shine, Willie O’Connor, Mary Stack, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEnery, Sr. Rita Donegan, Tom Wright, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Michael Flanagan, Bea Galvin, Pat Dalton, Der Connor, Sr. Patricia O’Connor, Peggy Mahony, John Joe Hanrahan, Sr. Magdalene Harnett, Paddy Curtin, Tom Enright, Denis Histon, Maureen Egan. Mass Moyvane; Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Patrick Curtin, Aughrim, and Sun 30th at 11.00am for John Dore, Woodgrove. Mass Knockanure on Sun 30th for Richard & Ellen Horgan, Trien, & deceased of the Horgan family.

CHRISTMAS: As we celebrate Christmas this year we invite ourselves to wholeheartedly embrace the Peace of Christmas – each to each, with kindness and compassion, convinced that peace on earth will come to stay when we live Christmas every day.

TABLE QUIZ in aid of Moyvane Senior and Juvenile Badminton Club will take place on Saturday December 29th at 9pm in Speedy’s Bar.

KERRY PND JAN MEETING: If you are a mom and needing some extra support after having your baby, please come along to our meeting. Wed 2nd Jan 8pm Library Room, Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee. 086/7872107 for further information. This is a HSE/Listowel FRC partnership project.

GARDEN: Memorial Garden at Athea National School, is dedicated to the memory of Ella Ahern, Jerome Carmody and Conor Hayes (of Carrigkerry) and their families.

MAGAZINE: Congratulations to Domhnall and Lillian who produced the 30th annual Athea Journal, it contains many interesting articles and photos.

CRIB; Asdee Live crib will be open until the 7th Jan., daily from 10am to 10pm and all are welcome

SWIM; Christmas Day Swim at Ballybunion at 12.30pm.

CHARITY: Duagh Christmas Charity Run is on Dec. 26th at 11.30am.

WOMEN’S Christmas at Seanchai on 6th Jan at 7pm.

RETIRING: Garda Gerry Griffin is retiring from the force in the New Year. He is having a retirement function in the Listowel Arms Hotel on January 4th.

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Thursday 27th December. Assembly is at the large carpark behind Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick between 12.30pm and 1.30pm.

REUNION: A reunion of the victorious St Michael’s senior football teams of 1978 will take place jointly with the St Michael’s Class of 1978 Reunion. In 1978 St Michael’s College Listowel won the Kerry College’s Senior Football Championship, securing the coveted O’Sullivan Cup for only the second time in the school’s history. The team also won Munster College’s Senior Football Championship Corn an Rúnaí for smaller schools.

We have arranged the reunion night on Thursday 27th Dec 2018 commencing at 7 pm in St Michaels College, Listowel.

LONELY – Senior Help Line 1850 440444 for the price of a local call – open 10 am – 10 pm 365 days a year.

COURSING Abbeyfeale Fri, Sat 28,29 Dec.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075.

TALK: Bishop Brendan Leahy, Diocese of Limerick, will give a public talk at the clergy assembly on Wednesday Jan 9th 2018. The venue is the Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, beginning at 8pm and concluding by 9.30pm. There is no admission fee and all are welcome.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre (0667134276) Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy – Wednesdays – Starts Jan. 16th – 7.30pm to 9pm; Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Sat. 9th Feb. – 10am – 4pm; Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig – Tuesdays – starts Feb. 19th 7.30pm to 9pm.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th – 17th May. Led by Fr. Noel Spring, details from Maureen Harty 066 7131328.

SNOOKER EXTRAVAGANSA; Ken Doherty v Steve Davis at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW, in aid of WL102 and Friends of St Ita’s. Thursday, January 10, doors open 7.30pm, show 8pm.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: This will be a fundraiser for Fr. Martin McCormack’s African Project and takes place on Sunday, January 13 at Fr. Casey’s with dancing to Donie Walsh and Jer Enright.

RTÉ broadcasted a programme celebrating 60 years of Irish Chaplaincy in London, on 19 December. RTÉ One’s Nationwide celebrated 60 years of the pastoral service of the Irish Chaplaincy in London. MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE: open day Saturday 12th January 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

PRO-LIFE: January we commemorate the anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. There are many pro-life events and activities in the U.S. from coast to coast in January

SILENT NIGHT: On 24 December 1818, Joseph Mohr and Franz Xaver Gruber sang the song Silent Night in Oberndorf near Salzburg for the first time. The poem was written by Mohr, a young pastor from Salzburg, and the melody was composed by the teacher and organist Gruber from Upper Austria. Two hundred years later, the song is sung by around two billion people in over 300 languages and dialects around the world. In 2011, Silent Night was recognised by UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage as a world peace song, and international cultural asset.

The Irish Translation: In December 1938, ‘Roddy the Rover’ of The Irish Press newspaper was asked if there were translations of Silent Night in Irish. It became clear that there were many versions already being sung in homes and communities across Ireland. The version we now recognise was the one first printed in January 1939 in response to the original request. It was credited to the Irish writer Tadhg Ó Donnchadha, also known as ‘Torna’. He was a renowned scholar, fluent in many languages, and translated numerous works to Irish from English, French and German.

UN remembers the 70th Anniversary of Declaration of Human Rights on Dec 4 2018.

In his official statement, Archbishop Bernardito Auza, Apostolic Nuncio, Permanent Observer of the Holy See, said: “The occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights is an opportunity not only to celebrate it as one of the great achievements in the history of the United Nations but also to reaffirm its importance and recommit to promoting and defending the rights, fundamental freedoms and responsibilities it articulates.

“At its adoption … one of its principal catalysts, Eleanor Roosevelt, hoped that it would become the ‘international Magna Carta of all men everywhere.

The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 9, Number 15, 4 March 1893


It is said that in no part of the world (in proportion to its population), are there more instances of extreme longevity than among the Norwegian peasantry, who scarcely ever taste animal food. In the severe climate of Russia also, where the inhabitants live on a coarse vegetable diet, there are a great many instances of advanced age. The late returns of the Greek Church population of the Russian empire give (in the table of the deaths of the male sex) more than one thousand above a hundred years of age, many between one hundred and a hundred and forty, and four between one hundred and forty and one hundred and fifty. It is stated that to whatever age the Mexican Indians live, they never become grey-haired. They are represented as peaceable cultivators of the soil, subsisting constantly on vegetable food, often attaining a hundred years of age yet still green and vigorous. Of the South American Indians Ulloa says : " I, myself, have known several, who, at the age of a hundred, were still very robust and active, which, unquestionably, must in some measure be attributed to the constant sameness and simplicity of their food." Slaves in the West Indies are recorded from one hundred and thirty to one hundred and fifty years of age. Eminent physiologists and able, impartial enquirers have been impressed with the belief that a vegetable diet leads to longevity.


Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 93, Number 106, 7 June 1897

To Connect Scotland and Ireland Beneath the Sea. It Will Burrow Under the Irish Sea and Save Time and Money. The British Government now has under consideration a plan for the greatest submarine tunnel which the mind of man ever conceived. It provides for a passageway, to be lighted by electricity, beneath the Irish Sea, or the North Channel, as it is called, from a point in Scotland just north of Point Patrick to a point in Ireland just west of Carrickfergus and several miles north of the arm stretching up to Belfast, which is known as Belfast Lake. The total estimated cost is $35,600,000, and the plan which the Government is considering is that submitted by a syndicate, which agrees to bind itself to bring the project to successful accomplishment. Englishmen are supposed to be exceedingly wary of anything that savours of the illogical, but the ideas of the syndicate which proposes to build this tunnel are anything but chimerical. It is argued that the traffic which would surely seize upon this avenue of commerce between the islands that constitute Great Britain would be more than sufficient to pay a handsome rate of interest upon the investment —not less than 6 per cent. This would require a net profit of $2,100,000 a year, and when one considers those figures in comparison with the returns from the freight and passenger traffic between England and Ireland it is easy to see where the syndicate finds basis for its belief.

IRISH: Sacramento Daily Union, Volume 93, Number 106, 7 June 1897

Negroes Who Talk Irish.

The Irish language still lingers in the Bahamas, among the mixed descendants of the Hibernian patriots banished by Cromwell to the West Indies. One can occasionally hear, it is said, black sailors in the London docks, who cannot speak a word of English, talking Irish to the old Irish apple women whom they meet, and thus making themselves intelligible without a knowledge of the Saxon tongue.


The next World Youth Day will take place in Panama, from the 22 to 27 January 2019. Young people from all over the world will gather to celebrate their faith together with Pope Francis.

World Meeting of families

In bringing together the people for our panels and workshops, we have chosen parents, family members, priests, religious, business leaders, industry experts and those who will share personal experience of issues that are a challenge in daily family life.

With speakers coming from all five major continents of the world, the programme is international and varied. Around 80% of contributors are lay speakers, mostly couples, while around 20% are clergy and religious.

“You cannot live well without a friend, and if Jesus be not your friend above all else, you will be very sad and desolate. Thus, you are acting foolishly if you trust or rejoice in any other. Choose the opposition of the whole world rather than offend Jesus. Of all those who are dear to you, let Him be your special love. Let all things be loved for the sake of Jesus, but Jesus for His own sake. Jesus Christ must be loved alone with a special love for He alone, of all friends, is good and faithful. For Him and in Him you must love friends and foes alike, and pray to Him that all may know and love Him.” -Thomas a Kempis

Choir St Michael’s Church Limerick

Habits are the compound interest of self-improvement. The same way that money multiplies through compound interest, the effects of your habits multiply as you repeat them. They seem to make little difference on any given day and yet the impact they deliver over the months and years can be enormous. It is only when looking back two, five, or perhaps ten years later that the value of good habits and the cost of bad ones becomes strikingly apparent.

Christmas Mass Listowel.

CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: (Please note the times)

Christmas Eve – Monday, Dec. 24th

5.30 p.m. Children’s Vigil Mass with the Parish Folk Group.

8.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with Parish Choir.

Christmas Day Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 25th

9.00 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass

11.30 a.m. Christmas Day Mass with the Parish Choir.

Christmas Eve – Television

RTÉ One 11.00pm Midnight Mass from the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Ashbourne, Co.

Meath. Celebrant Fr. Derek Darby. P.P.

BBC1 11.45pm Midnight Mass from Buckfast Abbey , Celebrant Rev. David Charleworth.

Christmas Day – Television

RTÉ One 10.00am Christmas Day Mass

11.00am Urbi Et Orbi ‘Pope’s Christmas Blessing’

11.25am Service for Christmas Day

12.10pm The Archbishops’ Christmas Message

BBC1 10.00am Christmas Morning from Oldham Parish Church

Christmas Eve – Radio

Clare FM 7.00pm Christmas Eve Mass

Radio Kerry 7.30pm Mass with Mon. Dan Riordan, Castleisland.

RTÉ 1 11.00pm Midnight Mass – Fr. Derek Darby, PP.celebrates Mass in a live Eurovision broadcast.

BBC 4 11.30pm Midnight Mass

Christmas Day – Radio

RTÉ 1 1.00pm Archbishops’ Christmas Message

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