knockanuare notes 28th october 2018

WELCOME to all our visitors who visited us over the bank Holiday Weekend, many enjoyed the Moyvane Festival events.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thursday 1st November at 9pm. All welcome. Come along to enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day: Monday 12th November. Beginning with Mass at 12noon for all the deceased associated with the Active Retirement over the years. Followed by dinner and music with Stevie Donegan. If attending please contact the Centre on 068 49799.

CARE OF THE AGED: Committee meeting it the Marian Hall on Tuesday 30th October at 6pm. All members are asked to attend.

ST PIO Evening Mass & 1st Friday Evening Mass the first Friday of every month at 7.00pm in Listowel.

LOTTO; Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot on Friday 26th October. Numbers drawn were 12, 15, 17, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Tommy O’Sullivan Trien Kilmorna; 2. Mag Comeor, Meath; 3. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna; 4. Betty Heaphy, Dirha East Listowel, and 5. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure. Next draw on Friday 2nd November 2018.

The jackpot will be €10,500.

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB: would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection in both Moyvane & Knockanure. Total collected €640. Also a special thanks to the collectors.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware a family run business which was established in Moyvane on 23rd October 1978 by Mike Kennelly. After working in Dublin for 2 years, Mike returned to his local village of Moyvane where he opened a hardware business and began as a sole trader in a rented premises.

DEATH has taken place of Patrick (Paddy) Horan, Meanus Glin, and formerly of Duagh, on 23rd October 2018. Survived by his brother Tim and sister-in-law Mary; uncle of the Scannell Family (Duagh), the Relihan Family(Adare), the Horan Family, (Main Street, Glin) and all his nephews and nieces in Meanus – Thomas, Eddie, Maurice, John, Patrick, Timothy, Rosaleen, Margaret, Mary, Ann and Brigette.

DEATH has taken place of Pat Nash, Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale on October 22nd, 2018. Pat, son of the late Johnny, sadly missed by his mother Betty, brothers Michael and John, sisters Margaret and Nora, daughter Jodie, aunts, uncles, nephews, and nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane, Sr. Jarlath Kerrisk, Marie Buckley, Sean McMahon, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Sr. Nuala O’Leary, Michael McNamara, Micheal O’Sullivan, Eamon O’Connor, Mary McElligott, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Arthur O’Leary, Michael Culhane, Eileen Murphy, Ita O’Gorman.

HOLY DAY: Mass Moyvane; Wed 31st at 7.30pm, VIGIL – All Saints Day, for all the deceased on November Lists; Thurs 1st at 11.00am, HOLY DAY – All the deceased on November Lists; Fri 2nd at 7.30pm- All the deceased on November Lists; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Parishioners, and Mass on Sun 4th at 11.00am for Tim O’Connor, Inchamore & Sligo.

Mass Knockanure on Thurs 1st Nov. at 10.00am -HOLY DAY – All Saints Day and Mass on Sun. 4th at 10.00am for Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane & deceased of the Culhane & Sheahan families.

Mass Moyvane on Tues 30th at 7.30pm -Special Intention – sick.

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL: annual November Mass on Monday 5th Nov at 7pm in the Chapel of Christ the Healer for patients who died during the year in Kerry University Hospital including those who died by still birth and miscarriage.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 31st Scannal, Irish Dance music, details from 068 22566.

WEDDINGS: Best wishes to Caroline Kennelly of Shanaway and Richard Lyons of Kilmallock who were recently married in Tarbert Church. Also congratulations to Siobhain Kelly of Athea and Shane Ahearn of Ballyneety who got married at Las Vegas.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Ciara Hudson, Kilbaha who was presented with the overall winner of the Youth Award at the Kerry Community Games, recently.

HOPE Foundation: Dylan O’Shea (Killeaney) is travelling to India next year with the Hope Foundation. He has started raising funds for his charity by selling bars of Butlers Chocolate in the following businesses in Glin: Marie’s Hair Salon, Conways Bar, Seamus Lynch’s Butchers, McNamara’s Shop, Glin Pharmacy and Brides Hair Salon. Bars are €2 each.

JOIN the fun and spectacle that is the Festival of Light Lantern Parade on Saturday 3rd of November from 6:30pm in Listowel Town Park.Registration for those that made lanterns from 5:30pm in Listowel Community Centre

FAIR: Listowel Food Fair 8th to 12th November 2018.

CELEBRATION: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary: To markthe clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968 they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday, 9th November at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be our special guest for the night.

TIME: Daylight Saving officially ende at 2am on Sunday 28 October, when the clocks went back to 1am.

BOOK; Moments a book of thoughts originally broadcast on Horizons by Tommy Frank

O’Connor, on sale in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Proceeds to Recovery Haven.

MARATHON: Listowel Kerry crusaders hold their 4th half Marathon and 10k on Saturday 10 November 2018 at 10:00

WRITING GROUP: Abbeyfeale writing group have started back after summer break. We meet twice monthly, every other Friday. Our next meeting will be on Friday, November 9.

CRAFTY CORNER: Knitting and crochet group have resumed classes on Tuesday nights at St Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale. New members welcome. Just drop in.

ART GROUP: If you would like to spend a relaxing few hours join our painting group upstairs at St Ita’s Hall Tuesdays 11am to 1pm.

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – are holding a clothes collection on Thursday 15th Nov. from 8 to 10am in the Church car park in aid of the North Kerry Alzheimer’s Association.

HALLOWEEN AT TARBERT BRIDEWELL – Puppet Show on Wed. Oct. 31st at 6.30pm sharp. Dress up, come along and join in the fun. Fright Night in the Jail – Do you dare to enter ? Come on in. Scream & Roar, 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Entry €5 – No weapons permitted. Tel. 068 -36500.

CRAFT CO-OP: Abbeyfeale Craft Co-op has resumed in St. Ita’s Hall on Thursdays from 11- 2pm. New Member’s Welcome. Any information required contact Mary 087 2237363.

NATIONAL EX-SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN. Annual La na bhFiann Mass in Tralee at 12noon on Sunday November 4th at 12 noon to honour deceased members of the Defence Forces, FCA, RDF, Garda, Civil Defence and Red Cross.

A HALLOWEEN PARADE – to mark Halloween will take place on Fri. 2nd Nov. starting in The Square, Tarbert at 7pm. All ages are encouraged to dress up in their finest and spookiest costumes. There will be goodies and entertainment on the Green opposite the Bridewell. Come along, get in costume and enjoy the fun.

ICA: Abbeyfeale ICA guild meet on the first and third Tuesday of the month at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 – 9.30pm.. Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops. New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

THE RISE AND RISE OF THE HEALY – RAE’S: A play in two acts written by Ray O’Sullivan and directed by Aidan O’Connor in Halla Tadgh Gaelach, Tournafulla Sunday, November 11 at 8pm. Book Tickets on 087 2279657.

“HANDED DOWN”: The life and times of the late Dan Murphy, Main St. Abbeyfeale at the Heritage Centre, Scartaglen on Saturday, November 17, presented by Donal Murphy and music with the Murphy family.

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING: Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex. Further information on 087 6174639.

JUBLIEE YEAR NEWSLETTER abbeyfeale: It is intended to produce a Christmas Newsletter this year. Articles and reports and good wishes from the different organizations of the parish with photographs for this year’s publication are requested. Please submit to the parish office via email; fealechurch.

MASS FOR OUR DEAD: The November Bereavement Mass will be celebrated on Friday, November 9 at 7pm. In Abbeyfeale, names of deceased parishioners will be called during the Ceremony. Names of relatives from outside the parish will also be accepted and should be submitted to the sacristy.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA: As Fr. Tim Galvin is in the area at the moment, Abbeyfeale for Africa are having some fundraising events to help with his Mission in South Sudan. . On the weekend of November 17/18 Fr. Tim will speak on his work at the 12 noon Mass, there will be a church door collection and following the Mass there will be a gathering for light refreshments at St. Ita’s Daycare Centre. Then, as usual in early December, the annual cake sale takes place in St. Ita’s Hall. We ask for your support and look forward to assisting Fr Tim with much needed funds as he returns to his parish in South Sudan.

‘HEDGEHOGS AND LANDSCAPE CONNECTIVITY’ WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources CLG, in association with Living Limerick, invites you to attend a free workshop on ‘Hedgehogs and Landscape Connectivity’: What do hedgehogs need and why are they declining in Ireland and UK? What can we do to help them? What is landscape connectivity and how does this benefit hedgehogs and other wildlife? All are welcome to attend this interactive workshop on Monday, November 5, at 7.30pm in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. To register your place please contact Elaine, edillon or 069 66296.

DIVERSITY AWARENESS WORKSHOP: West Limerick Resources CLG will host a workshop for individuals/community groups on ‘Diversity Awareness’ on Thursday, November 8, from 7.30-9:30pm, at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West. Delivered by Doras Luimní, this workshop will provide an overview of the diversity of experiences, impact and needs of displaced communities and approaches that can be applied to support them. Booking essential by contacting Damien Ahern at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or by emailing damien.ahern

RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre AA Open Public Meeting: Organised by Ardfert AA Group. All Welcome! Wed. 31st Oct, 8.30pm; Self Care Day: Anna O’Donoghue, I.A.C.P. Practical skills to promote self-care and well-being. Sat. 10th Nov. 9.45am-4pm. Contact: Anna 087 944 7105; 3 Day Healing Retreat: Fr. James McManus C.Ss.R., Re-discovering the ministry of prayer for the healing of body, mind and spirit. Thurs. 15th – Sat. 17th Nov. Book now. Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th Sun 16th Dec. Book Now. 0667134276

JOB: Tarbert/Ballylongford CE Scheme We currently have 2 vacancies in the Tarbert Ballylongford CE scheme; Environmental Operative for Tarbert village #CES-2090219; Heritage & Coffee shop assistant in Tarbert Bridewell #CES-2090217. No experience is necessary for either position as full training will be provided. To see if you are eligible and if you would like to discuss this further please contact Jim O’Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject

CATARACT Removal in Belfast, buses go on Nov. 17th and 30th and Dec. 21st, details from 064 6685 315.

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019: Planning is continuing apace for the reunion next July 11-14. It will be based at the Devon Inn and include a concert, guided tours, gala dinner and dance and much more. Email HarnettReunion2019 for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page.


We are well blessed and so very fortunate to have Ard Chúram Day Care Centre in Listowel serving all of North Kerry. The recently formed Ard Chúram Choir are presenting a concert in St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Friday 23rd November at 8pm with the proceeds going to the Dementia Unit. The concert entitled an ‘Evening of Music’ with Coral Director Mary Culloty O’Sullivan and accompanist Kieran Finnegan. Tickets are €10 each and are available in the Parish Office from Jacqueline. A door prize of two tickets to the Late Late Show will be drawn at the Concert. Those not going to the concert can still be in the draw by putting their name and number on the ticket.


Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware

Today marks another big milestone at Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware, we are celebrating 40 years in Business – October 1978-2018. Thank you to our staff, both past and present and all our customers for your continuous support throughout the years. Here’s to many more!

A little history of the business:

Kennelly’s Homevalue Hardware is a family run business which was established on 23rd October 1978 by Mike Kennelly.

After working in Dublin for 2 years, Mike returned to his local village of Moyvane where he opened a hardware business and began as a sole trader in a rented premises.

In 1981, Mike purchased a new shop in the centre of the village. Nearly a decade later, the business expanded when he bought a site on the Glin Road and built a timber and materials yard. This gave further employment to the local community.

In 2002, the business moved to a larger premises where is it is still trading today. This is adjacent to the original shop of 1978 and over 40years later, the family-run business continues to serve its customers from all over North Kerry and West Limerick.

Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, November 02, 1968; Page: 3


The cheers ring round the Gaelic Grounds, they echo far away,

The Limerick football championship has come to sweet Athea.

The dream at last it has come true,-no longer must we wait:

They’ve brought the Cup home to the West, these men of sixty-eight,

The first they beat was Patrickswell, next did Askeaton fall;

Then Oola’s best they, failed the test with our boys to play the ball.

Next Came the Treaty Sarsfields in the final game to play;

Some wise men shook their heads and said "they’ll surely, beat Athea."

The autumn sun was shining bright on that field near Limerick town,

When they came from Clash and Cratloe there, the village and Knockdown,

From Knocknagorna’s hills as well from Keale, Coole West, Tooreen,

From Gortnagross and Knackanair and the vales of sweet Direen.

Then old men’s thoughts they drifted back to the games they used to see,

And to men who fought in, harder fields to make our nation free-

Con Colbert, Gortaglanna, Paddy Dalton came to mind-

Many hearts with pride were beating for those days long left behind.

But every face is turned now to the scene of the present day.

The Treaty boys, they struggled hard, but were no match for Athea.

And when the final whistle went there was no doubt who was best.

The Cup has found a worthy home in its journey to the West.

Here’s to the men of sixty-eight, with Con Mullane full-back;

Tom Keeffe In goal beside him "Morgan" Moran and Sean Mack,

Ken Dermody, Frank Collins and Mike Hayes made no mistake,

And when Gerry Carey gets, the ball the West is wide awake.

The Barrett brothers and Joe Keeffe were always to the fore,

And from a player like Timmie Woulfe no one could ask for more.

Murt Liston, the young captain, was indeed a shining light;

Kevin Dillon and Joe Brouder too. they played with all their might.

The other men who also served, the subs behind the scene

Tim Enright "Haulie" Moran and Pat Dalton from Direen,

Tim Keeffe and Danny Barry, Patie Moran, Jim Dillane.

Mick White and Jack O’Connor, too, strong men-of brain and brawn.

Your followers they are proud of you, gallant men of sixty-eight;

We will always look upon you as the greatest of the great

And in many a future battle we-well know you’ll never fail

To bring the laurels often home to the town beside the Gale.

P J. BROSNAN . Knocknagorna, Athea.

Presentation Convents Cork

Cork Folklore during Heritage Week

Here are some photos of Cork Folklore Project’s events and presentations over Heritage week.


1. From 12 noon on the 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all people who have confessed, received Holy Communion and prayed for the Pope’s intention can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a Church and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostle’s Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confession may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following November 1st. Holy Communion may be received on any day from November 1st to 8th.

2. The faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from 1st – 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Young people aged 11-30 yrs with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions, learning difficulties or a young person who may have experienced some challenge in their life are all eligible to apply. This pilgrimage provides respite care for parents and guardians and a free trip for the young person. The closing date for applications is 31st Oct. Further info can be found on the website: or 086 1030740 or 087 2809833

TOUR: The annual Rambling House tour of Britain is fast approaching and the Tour 2018 – Dates and Venues have been announced as follows: November 1 – Manchester Irish World Heritage Centre. Tickets – 0161 205 4007, November 2 – Birmingham Irish Centre Tickets – 0121 622 3763, November 3 – London Irish Centre Camden Tickets – 020 7916 2222, November 4 – Milton Keynes Irish Centre Tickets – 07999 352512.Our exiles always look forward to the visit of the Irish Rambling House tour and readers might pass on the details to their relatives living near the tour venues. Tour details can also be had from 00353 (0)87 285 3570 or email irishramblinghouse

HISTORY AT KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM Wednesday 31st Oct. 7.30pm. Hostage to the Devil, a screening of the acclaimed documentary film on Ballylongford born Fr. Malachy Martin lecture Adm. €5.00 Sunday 11th Nov. 7.30pm. Armistice 100: County Kerry & the Great War, by Tom Dillon Lecture Adm. €5.00. contact 068-22212 email:info

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