Knockanuare Notes-23rd February 2020

KNOCKANURE “Active Retirement Day” is on the 9th March, 2020.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance.  Bus collection will take place at usual time.  Please ring the office on 068/49799.

CONFIRMATION on Tuesday at 3.30pm at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane. The children are as follows: Murhur N.S Katelyn Casey,  Cian Fitzgerald, David Hunt, Darragh Scanlon, Caoimhe O’Connor, Meave Ahern, David Brassil, Muiris Kearney, James Kissane, Seán Scanlon, Abbie O’Sullivan, Joshua Nestor, Donnacha O’Connor, Aoife Scanlon, Rebecca Roche, Mikala Mulvihill, Eamonn Bowler, Kiegan Moloney, Conor Mulvihill.  Scoil Chorp Chríost:  Blathnaid Keane, Grace Barrett, Hazel Barrett, Jack Buckley, Brona O’Connor, Chloe Moore, Chloe Kennelly, Chloe Walsh, Tommy Clancy, Rachel O’Connor.

MASS on Ash Wednesday Knockanure at 9.30 am and Moyvane at 7.30 am and 11am.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Ellen Barrett, Tim Quaide, Richard Brosnan, Dan Hanrahan, Bernadette O’Sullivan, Mary O’Connell, John Morgan, Michael K O’Connor, Tom Barton, Joan Scanlon, Nora Hurley, Gerry Brosnan, Jack Flavin, John Behan, Nora Mary King, Noirin O’Hanlon, Mass Moyvane:

Monday 24th at 7.30pm for Richie Brosnan, Coilagurteen; 11.00am mass on Ash Wednesday, and at 7.30am Lenten Mass; Thursday 27th at 7.30pm Emmett Leahy, Carrueragh ; Friday 28th at 7.30pm  for Marie O’Callaghan  & deceased of the O’Callaghan family; Sat. 29th at 7.30pm for  Jerry Brosnan, The Village, and Mass on Sunday 1st March at 11.00am for Con & Bridie O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen.

Mass Knockanure at 9.30am on ASH WEDNESDAY and Mass at 10.00am on Sunday 1st for Mary Carmody, Knockanure.

CONGRATULATIONS to Madge Kiely of Moyvane who recently celebrated her 90th birthday.

RAMBLING House  in the Parish Hall Ballylongford on Sat. 29th Feb from 9pm – 12am.

AA: Alcoholics Anonymous open public meeting in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Ash Wed. 26th Feb at 8.30pm.  With Al-Anon Speaker.  All welcome.

FIVE WAYS TO WELLBEING:  Connect, Be Active, Take Notice, Keep Learning and Give.  A two hour workshop on Monday next, February 24 will explore ways to look after your mental health and well being at Ceol Cobrai, Glin.  To book contact Mary Danaher 085 7753095.

FUND: Eirgrid have established a Community Sponsorship Fund with a value of €205,000 to benefit those along the route of the current underground electricity cable project. You can learn more by attending the launch of the Fund at the Open Evening 4th March 7:30pm – 9:00pm Marian Hall.

CONCERT MOYVANE; Liam and Brian to perform in Church fundraiser

Liam O’Connor and Brian Kennedy who will perform together in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Liam O’Connor Show with special guest Brian Kennedy will be in Concert in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

THEY have already collaborated, for concerts in St Brendan’s College and the Franciscan Friary in Killarney and now Liam O’Connor and Brian Kennedy are joining forced once again for what promises to be a very special performance.

PARISH LENTEN MISSION: Friday 27th/Saturday 28th /Sunday 29th March, there will be a Parish Mission in both Churches.

LENT: Please note that starting Wednesday 4th March there will be 7.30am workers Mass each Wednesday of Lent – Throughout Lent confessions will be available at 7pm before Vigil Mass and in Knockanure at 9.30am on Sundays. Masses for Ash Wednesday (February 26th ) are; Knockanuare 9.30an and Moyvane 11am and 7.30pm.


STROKE:  Are you experiencing language difficulties after a stroke?  Would you like to meet others with the same difficulties?  The HSE in partnership with Kerry Stroke Support Group are commencing a Monthly Aphasia Café in Ballygarry House Hotel and Spa starting Wed 4th Mar 10.30am-12pm.  A Speech & Language Therapist will attend each meeting . For further info contact 066 7199730.

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.

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

HAVEN:  If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs you are welcome to join a confidential group called Haven who meet on Thursday nights from 7 – 8.30pm in the parish office, Abbeyfeale.  For further information contact 087 7662865/087 4270374.

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO DUAGH: Be sure and mark March 27 in your diary.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

CLOUNMACON CENTRE DANCING every Thursday night with Josephine O Connor, at 8.15pm. Everybody welcome.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE,  No Adoration due to Confirmation.   MOYVANE:  Wednesday 1pm – 7pm due to Lenten Masses.  Normal times will resume on Tuesday and Wednesday 3rd/4th March.

NEW KNEELERS & HAND SANITIZERS installed in Moyvane Church.

FUND MEETING: Kilpaddoge-Moyvane-Knockanure Community Sponsorship Fund. Below is the text being place in the newspapers in relation to the fund.

“EirGrid manages and plans the electricity transmission grid across the island of Ireland. Together with ESB Networks, we are working towards completing an electricity infrastructure project between the substations of Knockanure and Kilpaddoge near Tarbert. We are always grateful for the support and understanding of local communities, and have established a Community Sponsorship Fund with a value of €205,000 to benefit those along the route of the project.

You can learn more by attending the launch of the Fund at our Open Evening 4th March 7:30pm – 9:00pm Marian Hall, Moyvane or find further information at

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

YOGA CLASS:  Wednesday from 7 – 8.30pm Abbeyfeale Rugby Club.  Ring Mike on 087 2732591.

FREE HSE-RUN EVENING COURSE FOR PEOPLE WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES in Killarney starting on March 11 and every Wednesday evening thereafter for 4 weeks from 5.30-8pm. Ph: 064-6670763 or 087 1234035.

NATIONAL SCHOOL DUAGH CLOTHES COLLECTION MARCH 4TH.  Please donate all your clean unwanted re-usable clothes, towels, curtains, sheets, blankets, soft toys, paired shoes, handbags and belts. They do not accept mobile phones, laptops, dirty or wet clothing, mats, carpets, duvets/pillows or books. Please drop your bags to the school whenever you have them ready (between 9am and 3pm)

DRAMA: Ardagh Drama Group are currently in rehearsal for their next production “Nobody is Talking to Me” which will  be staged in Castlemahon Hall on Thursday February 20, Friday February 21, Sunday February 23 (Benefit Night), Thursday February 27, Saturday February 29, and Sunday March 1. Curtin up at 8pm each night.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS Cable installation works will continue between Gale Bridge and Moyvane Village (up to Newtownsandes Co-op) from Monday 24th to Friday 28th . 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 the 24th to Friday the 28th of February under a single lane road closure from 8am to 6pm. Padraig  086/6072159. PLEASE NOTE:  There will be extra sets of traffic lights this week only so all are asked to give a few minutes extra for journeys to allow for delays especially on Tuesday – Confirmation Day.                                                                                          

KN WORKS: Minor works will take place on the Moyvane road from Monday the 24th to Friday the 28th of February. These works will be between Barragougeen Cross and Moyvane Village and will be under a stop and go or traffic light traffic management system. Cable jointing works will commence on the Piermount road on Monday the 17th, these works will be complete under a single lane closure. Shane 087/9829576.

TROCAIRE BOXES, support Trócaire through your Lenten offering.  Trócaire boxes are available at the Church.

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF KERRY HOSPICE will have their AGM in St Patrick’s Hall at 8pm on Thurs 27th Feb. New members welcome.

RETREAT: Day Retreat for Glin: The annual day retreat to the Retreat Centre Ardfert is on Sunday 1st March 2020.  Anybody wishing to attend the retreat can give names to Sheila Culhane.

DEACONS: The Permanent Diaconate  The diocese of Kerry is seeking candidates who feel they may have a calling to be permanent deacons. The diocese already has six deacons. The hope is to begin a “come and see” programme next autumn.  Information leaflets on the permanent diaconate are available in the church.  Any interested candidates should establish contact via a local priest or the diocesan office ([email protected]) as soon as possible.  Bishop Ray

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: 0667134276  Love Yourself, Heal Your Life: Juliana Murphy, Fri 28th Feb – Sun 1st Mar Workshop based on the philosophy of Louise Hay. Contact 0872915343; Change Your thinking Change Your Life: Juliana Murphy & Anne O’ Donnell, 6 week Personal Development Course, starts Tues 3rd Mar 7.30-9.00pm. Contact 0872915343; The work of Byron Katie: Clodagh O’Mara, Fri. 6th – Sun 8th Mar, Contact 0863741017;  The Art of Allowing: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Sat. 7th Mar 10am-2pm. Phone: 0667134276; A Creative Writing Weekend Retreat: Madge O’Callaghan, Residential weekend of writing using the AWA method.  Fri 20th – Sun 22nd Mar. Contact 0863218848.

TEA DANCE Sunday 1st March in Listowel Arm’s Hotel. 3-6pm. refreshments served at 4.15pm. All welcome.

APPLICATIONS CONTINUE TO BE SOUGHT UNDER LEADER:  The current Rural Development (LEADER) Programme 2014-2020 will close at the end of the year.  Applications will continue to be accepted throughout the year from eligible community projects and local businesses SUBJECT TO FUNDING AVAILABILITY.  While a large proportion of the programme budget is now fully committed, limited funding remains available under a number of sub-themes including:  Rural Tourism, Enterprise Development, Rural Youth, Biodiversity, Water and Renewable Energy.  To enquire if your project idea would be eligible please email [email protected] or contact West Limerick Resources LEADER team immediately on 069 62222.

LADIES HEALTH AND WELLNESS CLASSES will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. February 25 at 8pm. Each class will focus on a number of key areas including; healthy lifestyle tips, exercise routines and mindfulness / posture advice. All welcome to attend.

RAINBOWS PROGRAMME Names are currently for the Rainbows Programme at Listowel Family Resource Centre. The programme is designed  to offer  a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation. Children participating will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience. The course is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class. Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Parents are invited to visit

Start date: 23rd April 2020 Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre Time: 5.30pm – 6.30pm. Contact: Toni Clarke – 068-23584 for an application form.

SOCIAL FARMING TRAINING: Social Farming is the practice of offering activity on family farms as a form of Social Support service. In Social Farming the farm remains a working farm at its core but invites people to participate in the day to day activities on the farm. Interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming please contact James at West Limerick Resources CLG, on 069 61316 / 087 366 3842 or email [email protected].  The next round of Social Farming Training in the South West will take place on March 4 and 5, from 9.30am–4.30pm each day, in Fermoy. Alternative options for the training are March 9 and 10 in Mountmellick, Co Laois, and March 19 and 20 in Carrick on Shannon, Co Leitrim. Full details are available from Maryanne on 071 9641772 or email [email protected]

KERRY COLLEGE—LISTOWEL CAMPUS–Further Education Open Day Wed. 4th March 1-7pm. Information available on all full-time courses for employment, College progression and Apprenticeships from staff and current students for courses in 2020.

Demonstrations and tours throughout the day. See our Facebook page for more information and be in for chance to win a tablet.

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.

KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION Listowel Campus A Pottery and Sculpture class will be run by Morgan Ó Flaherty, Art Teacher, who is highly experienced in the medium of clay. Starting 25th February, 7 pm to 9pm.for 8 weeks, costs €130. Anyone interested, contact Suzanne 0860289958 or Morgan 0877206675

A COMPOSTING WORKSHOP by Donal O’Leary & facilitated by the Environmental Section of K.C.C.  on Tuesday 25th Feb.  in the Listowel Family Resource Centre at 7pm and Saturday Feb. 29th. The Silver Entente Florale Plaque which was awarded to Listowel in Austria in late 2019, will be unveiled in the Square (beside the Tidy Towns sculpture) at 2pm. Everyone is very welcome to both events.

VARIETY CONCERT IN AID OF ST. JOHN OF GODS SERVICES Will take place on Friday 13th March in the Listowel Arm’s Hotel 7.30pm. to 10pm.

WOOD TURNERS: The secretary of the Kerry Chapter of the Irish Woodturner Guild is Bob Cosgrave and he has issued an invitation to local woodturners to come to their monthly meeting in Tralee on the second Tuesday of each month between 7-10pm.  Contact Bob Cosgrave 087 2833507 for further information.

NIGHT AT THE OSKARS: The awards ceremony will take place in the Devon Inn on Friday, March 20 and tickets at €30– available from  the Day Care office. Demand is strong with a month to go so contact 068 51850.  Fundraising events are being organised daily by the actors and the following is by no means a comprehensive list of all those that are planned.   Wednesday, February 26 Cards at the Devon.   Friday, February 28 Coffee with the Canon at the Parish Priest’s Residence, and a Song Contest in the Ploughman.  Car Boot Sale in the Rugby Club on Saturday, February 29 from 8-1pm. Over 30’s Soccer Match at 7pm at the Soccer Grounds.  |On Wednesday March 4 we’ll have a gardening talk and sale of plants in the Day Care Centre at 7pm.  Friday March 6 a raffle at Philip’s Singing Night, The Lost Souls in Leens at a Gin Night and a Poker Classic in JD’s.  Saturday, March 7 Paul Murphy has a Pop Up Restaurant in the Day Care, Sunday March 8 a Tea Dance at Fr. Casey’s with Mike Condon .Then, the following Wednesday we’ll have a talk on bee keeping at 7pm.  Friday, March 13  Jeremiah Roche will be the compere of a dance competition at the Railway with music by DJ Pat O’Donnell – novelty prizes for waltzes and jives.  Saturday, March 14 Art and Prosecco Night at St. Ita’s Day Care (if you drink enough prosecco you won’t know your art from your elbow).  Sunday March 15 Abbeyfeale RFC v Skibbereen RFC 2.30pm on the Rugby grounds.   Monday, March 16 A Donkey Derby – details to be confirmed and no real donkeys will be harmed.

PROFITABILITY – COSTING AND PRICING METHODS FOR SMALL BUSINESS:  This free three-hour training course will include topics such as business systems, pricing, cash flow, accounting procedures, to improve your business needs.  Delivered by Professional Accounting Solutions and supported by Limerick Local Enterprise Office, it is open to all new and existing small businesses operating in the Limerick area.  Venue: Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West, on Tuesday, March 24, 10am-1pm.  Pre-booking is essential by registering on-line at or email [email protected].  For further information contact Suzanne at West Limerick Resources CLG on 069 62222.

WELLBEING: Mental Health Ireland: Workshop on five ways to wellbeing will be held in Ceol Corbraí Community Hall on Monday next the 24th February from 7pm to 9pm.  Contact Mary Danaher on 0857753095 or email for further details.

TALK: Killarney Library will host a talk entitled Adolescent Mental Health and Well-Being on Thur 27th Feb @ 6.30. The talk will be delivered by Dr. Eileen Brosnan. Also, Dr. Susan Crawford’s Autism workshop on Sat 29th Feb has limited spaces so prior booking is essential. Free adm. to both events.


CHURCH RECORDS: 15th 1869, Patrick of John Casey and Maria Mangan of Direen: Sponsers John Scanlon and Helen Kennelly


7th February 1861, Catherine of Michael Kennelly of Newtownsandes and Maria Kennelly : Sponsers John Kennelly and Brigid Mullane


1861, Honora of Michael Kennelly and Catherine Cunningham of Clash : Sponsers John Kennelly and Maria Moriarity


7th , Maria of Michael Kennelly and Catherine Cunningham of Clash: Sponsers John Kennelly and Helen Cunningham


Party 1 Name     JOHN FEIGH, Servant Glin son of William a farmer

Party 2 Name     MARY CARROLL, servant Lower Ballyguiltenane, Dau of Pat Carroll Labour.

Date of Event    10 March 1903, Glin Church, witness Culhane and Egan

Group Registration ID    1913316- SR District/Reg Area     Listowel

Also Pat Mulvihill, Scort, son of Pat a farmer Md Mary Gregg, farmer Dromrisk, Glin, Dau of Joe Gregg Farmer on 3 March 1903. Witness Pat Walsh and Brigid Normile.


ATHEA List of Surnames.

Some old residents of Dromadda; Danaher, Woulfe, White, Dalton, White, Connell, Woulfe, Fitzgerald, McCoy, White, Hunt, Day, ? , Moran, Hunt, Fitzgerald, Connor, White, White, White, Wolfe, Roche, Leahy, Danaher, Wolfe, Dan Kennelly, Foran, Mathew. (Check names for mistakes)


Family of Thomas Mackessy who married Catherine Kennelly on March 3rd 1835 as follows:


Ellen Mackessy born ? at Tarmons. On May 8th 1878 Ellen married Patrick Mangan from Dooncaha, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Family from that union as follows – Patrick, Thomas, Catherine, Mary and John Mangan.


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