knockanuare Notes- 24th December 2017

BEST WISHES to all our readers, thanks to the great number of people, who provide information.

THANKS to Frs. Kevin, Tom and Brendan and all the church helpers, who are tirelessly working on our behalf.

CEILI in aid of Kerry Parents and Friends will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane , on Wednesday, December 27th from 3pm to 6pm. Music by Donie Nolan.

JOURNAL: It is great to see the Athea Journal out. I look forward to reading it over Christmas.

RAMBLING House on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 9 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.

SOCIAL day in Knockanure for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 8th January 2018. Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

FEAST: Please join us at Glin Church on December 31st to celebrate the Feast of The Holy Family. Let us launch the Year of World Meeting of Families together as a parish in an all inclusive gathering.

Hosted by Glin Parish Pastoral Council

DEATH: Maura Naughton (née Barry) Greystones, Limerick / Clare / Moyvane. Late of Knockanure, Moyvane, Survived by her husband Pat, sons Gerard & Patrick, daughter-in-law Margaret, granddaughters Ella & Zara, brother Stephen, sister Noreen, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Maura Naughton was celebrated at Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Ennis Road on Thursday (Dec. 21st) after Mass Maura was laid to rest at Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Foynes.

DEATH: Elizabeth (Lila) Carroll née O’ Sullivan, Listowel, Died 19th December 2017. Thousands attended her funeral in Listowel, as everybody knew her.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Finucane, Hannie Quinn, Tom Walsh, Mary Moriarty, Margaret Lynch, JohnBehan, Dan Shine, Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEnery, Sr. Rita Donegan, Fr. Willie O’Brien, Jim Kelly, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Michael Flanagan, Bea Galvin, Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Pat Dalton, Der O’Connor, Fr. Daniel Dee, Peg Dillane, Sr. Patricia O’Connor, Peggy Mahony, John Joe Hanrahan, Sr. Magdalene Harnett, Paddy Curtin, Tom Enright, Ned Buckley, Maureen McSkane, Kit O’Rourke, Maurice Kennelly, Joan Kennelly, Denis Histon, Sr. Declan Buckley, Mary Ann O’Carroll, Hannah Weatherall, Irene O’Keeffe, Mass Moyvane: Thurs 28th at 7.30pm for Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen; Fri 29th at 7.30pm for Patrick Curtin, Aughrim; Sat 30th at 7.30pm for James Culhane, Leitrim M & Dad Mossie; Sun 31st at 11.00am for Ben Mulvihill. Mass Knockanure: Tues 26th at 10.00am St. Stephen’s Day – Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention. Wed 27th at 10.00am Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention; Thurs 28th at 10.00amChristmas Mass Bouquet Intention; Fri 29th at 10.00am Christmas Mass Bouquet Intention. Mass Sun 31st at 10.00am for Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney.

WALK: The Great Southern Trail Greenway walk will be held on Wednesday December 27. Assembling at 12.30 at the Longcourt House Hotel.

The annual New Year’s Day walk will commence at the Rambling House in Knockfierna at 2.15pm, followed by the annual bonfire at 4.30pm. This will be followed by an evening of music song and story and all are welcome.

RACING: RACES: This year’s Ballyheigue Strand Horse and Pony Races will take place on Wednesday 27th December 2017 at 13.00pm. The Limerick Christmas Racing Festival shall take place from Tuesday 26th of December until Friday 29th of December at Greenmount Park.

VISITING friends, neighbours and relations at Christmas continues in the locality.

LOCAL Roads will be again restricted as the laying of underground cables are due to begin shortly. There is also a notice posted, for a 9km proposed cable on the Kilbaha Athea road and beyond.


Churches – KNOCKANURE – No Adoration on St. Stephen’s Day Tuesday 26th resuming on Tuesday 2nd Jan from 10am to 6pm. MOYVANE – No Adoration on Wednesday 27th Dec or Wednesday 3rd Jan resuming on Wednesday 10th Jan from 10am to 7pm.

CONFIRMATION PREPARATION: For the 38 families involved in Confirmation, Mary Danaher Kennelly and her team are undertaking the ‘You Shall be my Witness’ programme and is contactable on 087/9047918.

GAA DRAW: The next lotto draw will be held on Friday 12th January 2018.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: Following a meeting of Abbeyfeale Community Council it has been unanimously agreed to hold a Public Consultation on the completed research and proposed plans on the Convent Building in Abbeyfeale at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, December 28 at 7pm. This is timed specifically to allow as many people as possible including those home on holidays the opportunity to view the research and proposed plans presented by ACC and to get feedback from everyone attending on what they feel might work best at that location and suggestions on how to source funding. It’s all about saving an iconic building and bringing jobs back into Abbeyfeale and the wider Community. Refreshments Served. All are Welcome.

CHOIR: The Kingdom Gospel Choir: The Kingdom Gospel Choir is starting up on Friday, Jan. 12th 2018 at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney. No auditions required to join. Male and female adults of all ages and all musical standards are welcome. For more information contact Caoimhe on 0870669858.

TARBERT NATIONAL SCHOOL – invites applications for the post of Part time School Secretary. The post is for 21 hrs per week.

MURHUR N.S: extend a buíochas specialta to Gas Networks Irl./Murphy GMC Group and Eirgrid for their generous donations. A special thanks to Kennelly’s Hardware, O’Connell’s Decor and all our local sponsors. Also very many thanks to all who helped with their excellent concert.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: – 0667134276 The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts Jan. 17th continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7pm-9pm;

AWARE Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

TALK: Dr. Patricia Kieran to present on “Exploring Family Life”. The Public Talk will take place on Tuesday 9th January at 8pm in The Gleneagle, Killarney. This event is free and everyone is welcome. Patricia is a lecturer in Mary Immaculate College, Limerick in the Department of Learning Society and Religious Education. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation towards the World Meeting of Families taking place next summer.

THE WORLD MEETING OF FAMILES takes place in Dublin in August 2018. A limited number of copies of the World Meeting of Families Icon are available at the back of the Church. Families are asked to place the icon on the Christmas dinner table or in another prominent place in their home and to pray together the official prayer for families which is printed on the back of the icon. Early registration at will ensure a place at all of the main events.

GRANDMOTHER: Israeli grandmother gives birth to her 20th child, according to news report.

HISTORY of ARDAGH Co Limerick 2017 by MARY KURY

The book has over 400 illustrations Inc. Pics, maps and documents. Also contains many stories, poems and lots of history.

Appendices Inc a survey of forts taken between 1960 and 1980, a list of townlands mentioned in the text with heads of household in the Tithe Applotments, Griffiths Valuation, 1901, 1911 census and land registry deed where available, West Limerick Brigade rolls, Fenian statements and more poems.

More a dictionary than a fun read.

SOFT DRINK bottles are still being dumped along road margins, a small number of individuals are involved, as the same brand is usually dumped.

THOUGHT: “One of the most important—and most neglected—elements in the beginnings of the interior life is the ability to respond to reality, to see the value and the beauty in ordinary things, to come alive to the splendour that is all around us.” –Thomas Merton.

“There is no neutrality between gratitude and ingratitude. Those who are not grateful soon begin to complain of everything. Those who do not love, hate. In the spiritual life there is no such thing as an indifference to love or hate. That is why tepidity (which seems to be indifferent) is so detestable. It is hate disguised as love.” –Thomas Merton

“He who receives a benefit with gratitude repays the first instalment on his debt.” –Seneca.

CHRISTMAS CAROL: Brush the floor and clean the hearth, and set the fire to keep, for they might visit us tonight, when all the world’s asleep.

Don’t blow the tall white candle out but leave it burning bright, So that they’ll know they’re welcome here, this holy Christmas night.

Leave out the bread and meat for them, and sweet milk for the Child, and they will bless the fire, that baked and, too, the hands that toiled.

For Joseph will be travel-tired, And Mary pale and wan, and they can sleep a little while before they journey on.

They will be weary of the roads, and rest will comfort them, for it must be many a lonely mile from here to Bethlehem.

O long the road they have to go, the bad mile with the good, till the journey ends on Calvary Beneath a cross of wood.

Leave the door upon the latch, and set the fire to keep, and pray they’ll rest with us tonight when all the world’s asleep. Sigerson Clifford

Killarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, November 16, 1912; Page: 9

LISTOWEL PETTY SESSIONS Licensing Act Prosecutions The Poet of Knockanure.

(Before Messrs. J. Woulfe Flanagan, R.M., and, J, C. Harnett). Drunks. The following were fined for drunkenness :—Ellen Godfrey, Listowel, 7s. 6d.; Nora Flavin, 5s.; Daniel Hurley, 7s. 6d.; John Foley, Lixnaw, 5s.; Daniel Dowling, Ballinageragh, 7s. 6d.; Thomas Riordan, Foildarrig, 5s.

John Connor, Duagh, was summoned for a like offence. Mr. Walsh, D.I.—The condition of Duagh on last Sunday was very bad from drunkenness, your worship. I wish to bring that under your notice. Mr. Flanagan—What was in Duagh last Sunday? Mr. Walsh—A funeral, your worship. (Laughter.) The defendant in this case produced a pledge, and the case was adjourned for six months. Michael Galvin, Kilcaramore, was fined 5s. for two cases of drunkenness, and Daniel McAuliffe, 5s.; Thomas Sheehy, Duagh . 7s. 6d.

By the Doctor’s Orders.

Constable Lillis summoned Thomas Harrington for drunkenness on the public Street. The defendant said he had the pledge for a long time, but he got sick, and was compelled to break it. Mr. Flanagan—Who compelled you to break it? Defendant—Dr. O’Halloran, sir. Chairman—I don’t think there is a doctor in the United Kingdom would ask a person to break the pledge as a cure for sickness. Defendant—He said I’d want a little drop of whiskey—occasionally. (Laughter.) A man named Dillane, having got a character of high “respectability," was only fined 6d. for drunkenness ; Michael Brosnan, Coilbee, 2s. 6d. Patrick Drury, the ” bard of Knockanure," when called, came on to the witness table, and was charged by Constable Lillis with drunkenness. Mr. Flanagan—Was he as drunk as he is now? Witness-—He was worse, your worship. (Laughter.) The defendant (in a rather huskey voice)—Give us a chance. Mr. Flanagan—Is that his usual way of talking and getting on, or is he shamming? Witness—Oh, begor, your worship. ’tis no shamming at all—quite natural. (Laughter). He is drunk now. Sergeant Costelloe explained that the defendant was in the lock-up last night for drunkenness, and he was not "out of it" yet. (Laughter.) Mr. Flanagan—We’ll adjourn the case for a week. I think his head is not quite clear at present.

Defendant (bursting into impromptu "poetry," as he descended with the aid of a friendly constable)—"Well, my dear, I’m not quite clear

This day week I’ll be any clearer,

And while I’ve rope I only hope

The porter will be no dearer.

(Loud laughter.) ( see paper for more cases)

DRURY; Mickey Drury and Joan Carroll were parents of Paddy who was born in 1859 and lived at Carrueragh, Knockanure, Paddy’s siblings were John 1857, Ellen 1858, James 1861 Michael 1864 and William 1868. Jack was lame, Billy had his neck a bit twisted, Mick was called Ruck . Paddy Drury died 17 March 1945.

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