Knockanuare Notes-3rd November 2019

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 7th November 2019 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.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 11th November 2019.  On that day Mass will take place at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a Meal. Bus times will take place at an earlier time.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall on Friday 8th November at 10am.  To book phone Noreen on 49238.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €6800 jackpot on Friday 1st November.

Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 19, and 26. Lucky dip winners of €25 were;1. Declan O’Connor, Kilmeaney; 2. Martina O’Connor-Browne, Asdee; 3. Danny Flavin, Bunagara; 4. Anne Dunne, Ballygologue Park; 5. Joe Mulvihill, Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 8th November with jackpot up to €6900.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT/TEXT ALERT: are having their Annual Community get together night on this Monday night 4th Nov at Knockanure Community Centre at 7.30 p.m., Refreshments served.   We have invited the Gardaí, Supt. Patwell Listowel, Sgt Paula Kelleher Community Officer and Sgt Jim Foley District Community Officer to address our gathering; also personnel will speak on the Drug Problem in Rural Areas.  All parishioners are welcome to attend.  Chair: John Stackpoole. Secretary: Margaret Carmody.

NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPICS CLUB:  wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection and to their collectors.  Amount raised €615.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS:  Duagh/Lyreacrompane calls will be on Wednesday 6th November.  Knockanure on Thursday 7th November and Moyvane on Friday 8th November.

SHOW: We are delighted to announce that Moyvane GAA will be hosting ‘Stars in Their Own Eyes’ fundraising event on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 8pm in the Community Centre, Moyvane.

SPONSORSHIP Fund of E205,000 is being set up by EirGrid, and applications are being sought from Knockanure to Kilpaddoge.

WELCOME HOME to our pilgrims to the Holy Land, we are expecting them to share their experience with us.

FIRST Communion Class Murhur, Enrolment Ceremony Tues 5th at 7.00pm, All welcome (No Mass). SYMPATHY:  to Pat and Mary Leahy and family, Clounbrane on the sudden death on 23rd October 2019, of their daughter Nora in Australia and to the O’Donoghue family in Listowel.  To Madge Groarke and family, The Village on the death her brother Joe McKenna in the UK and to all the McKenna family.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peter O’Connell, John Shanahan, Eamon Dunlea, Bridie Histon, Liam Lynch, Austin Stack, Jerry O’Carroll, Margaret Deenihan, Liam O’Connor, Peg Stack, Mary Langford, Mai Lane, John Eymard O’Connor, Sr. M Ita O’Connor, Mary Kennelly, Mary Ellen Houlihan, , Bett Histon. Mass Moyvane; Mon          4th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November lists); Tues 5th Mass at 8pm in the Marian Hall –for all the deceased members of the ICA, all welcome; Wed 6th at  8.00pm  for Mick Shine, Kent & l/o Kilbaha (Rec Dec); Sat  9th at 7.30pm for  Michael Culhane, Ballyguiltenane, & deceased of the Sheahan & Culhane families, and Mass on Sun 10th at 11.00am for Joan Mulvihill, Moher. Knockanure Mass on Thurs 7th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls (all on November lists), and mass on Sun             10th at 10.00am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure, and deceased of the Carmody family.

ROSARY was recited on Sunday, November 3rd at 11.30am in Holy Cross, Athea for those buried there. And on the following Sunday, November 10th in Templeathea. This will continue for the month of November for the Holy Souls.

CEMETERIES ON SUNDAY (NOV. 3rd ) prayers were said at 2.30pm St. Michael’s Cemetery

3.00pm St. John Paul II Cemetery and at 3.30pm Finuge Cemetery.

NORTH KERRY WW1 DEAD will be remembered at 11.30 Mass Listowel, Sunday 10th Nov. Army Colour Party will participate.

FAIR DAY in Athea; The Fair will be held on Saturday, November 9th.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Connie 89 and Patie 88 (O’Sullivan) of Lower Road, Athea.

KNOCK SHRINE: Night Vigil, The Feast of Immaculate  Conception,  Saturday  7th December.  Departs: Tralee (railway station) at 4:30pm.  Contact:  O’Shea’s on 066-7180123.

FOOD FAIR Listowel runs from 7th to 11th November, this is their 25th anniversary year.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Stop and Go system on the R523 [Banbury’s Cross to Gurtaglanna Cross] on Monday the 4th and Tuesday the 5th November. There will be a full road closure on the Trien road from Monday the 4th until Friday the 8th of November from 8am to 6pm. Diversion will be in place.  Info Pádraig on 086/6072159. Works will continue next week from Monday the 4th October on the Moyvane / Tarbert road under a road closure, access for residents affected by closure but no through traffic, contact. Vince on 087/9980226.

SHOW: We are delighted to announce that Moyvane GAA will be hosting ‘Stars in Their Own Eyes’ fundraising event on Saturday 30th November 2019 at 8pm in the Community Centre, Moyvane.

ST. MICHAEL’S GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING: will take place on Tuesday, 5th November at 7.00 pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. All members are asked to attend.

BAZAAR Group in Listowel are seeking items for their hamper baskets.

HALF MARATHON in Listowel on Nov. 7th.

SENIOR CITIZENS PARTY:  In the Marian Hall on Sunday November 17th.  Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner, music, dance, raffle and evening tea. Book with Noreen O’Connell on 49238 or Elaine Flaherty on 49692 before Monday November 11th.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Wishes to acknowledge receipt of grant allocation of €2,000 from the Community Support Fund (Kerry County Council) which was used to part fund the tarmac surface on the final section of the Village Walk to the Restored Lime Kiln and picnic area.

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

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAYRE in Duagh Sports Complex on 17th November 2019.  To book a table please phone 087 2684540.

THE 27TH VILLAGE FESTIVAL: took place over the Bank Holiday weekend. Moyvane Development

Association would like to thank all who helped over the weekend. Thanks to our patrons and sponsors who have supported us down through the years. Thanks also to The Community Sports Hall Committee, The Marian Hall Committee and Fr Kevin for the use of the various facilities over the weekend. Finally, we would like to thank all those who supported our fund raising raffle which took place in conjunction with the festival. Thanks to The Connacht Hotel Galway, The Killarney Oaks, and Hollys Gala who very generously sponsored the beautiful prizes. Congratulations to the winners: 1st prize: Maurice Sheehy SSE Tarbert. 2nd Prize: Anne Fitzmaurice, Moyvane.

3rd prize: Liz Mulvihill, Ballylongford.

CIRCUS Festival in Tralee from 14th to 17th Nov.

TOASTMASTERS meet in Listowel on Nov 14th at the Arms Hoel.

ANAM Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues.12th Nov at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.  This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

KERRY Person of the year 2010, nominations are now being sought, this is its 41st year in operation.

STRONG MAN: Pa O’Dwyer, originally from Rooska, won the title recently of Ireland’s Strongest Man for the 4th year in succession.

MUSIC: The county finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh hosted by the Glin Craobh will be held on Sunday November 10.

REFLECTION: Pray for and with the one who has died. The love between you is a spiritual bond that death cannot sever. What is most precious to us is not always what we can see or touch or be near.

WEEKEND OF PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP AND HEALING on Saturday November 9th and Sunday November 10th 2019 at Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville Co. Cork. Keynote Speaker: Fr. Pat Collins (Vincentian Priest) Also: Sr. Josephine Walsh (Evangelising Ministry & Author). Admission to the event is Free. For more info please contact: Celia 087 2405568 Mary 087 2898518 Tom 087 6468658 Pat 087 2505528.

CLASSES:  Some places are available on the following classes in the Further Education & Training Centre, Abbeyfeale (The Old Tech), Abbeyfeale: Beginners Art Class, Beginners Upcycling Furniture, General cookery class (demonstration), Christmas cookery class (Demonstration), Christmas Arts & Crafts. If you wish to register for any of the above, call Mary in the office: 06831198.

MEETING:   A discussion on issues affecting rural West Limerick will take place at the Glórach Theatre on Wednesday November 13 at 7.30pm following presentations from Sergeant Ber Leetch Crime Prevention Officer for Co. Limerick, Ms. Deirdre Barrett who will be speaking on Family Support and Safety and Barry Carey a member of IFA’s Crime Prevention Executive.  Light refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome to attend.

FEALESBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Friday, November 22 at the Devon Inn.  Tickets on sale at the creamery €25.  Dancing to Neily O’Connor.  Meal served at 8.30pm.

KERRY UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL MASS for all those who died in the hospital during the year including stillbirth/miscarriage on Mon 4th Nov. at 7 p.m.  in St. John’s Tralee.

Blessing of Graves: Lislaughtin Cemetery – Sun. Nov. 3rd at 2pm.  The Priest will bring Holy Water and the Blessed Sacrament to each Family Grave.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS:  West Limerick Athletic Club came into being following a meeting at the home of Ann and the late Christy Cullinane, Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale in 1979. At that time no senior athletic club existed in West Limerick and the new club catered for athletes from Newcastle West, Abbeyfeale, Rathkeale, Dromcollogher and other parts of West Limerick. Many of the founding members were from Abbeyfeale, including Seán and the late Dee Harnett, Kilconlea Upper, Donal Harnett, Bridge Street, the late Christy Harnett, The Hill, Dan and James Harnett, Killarney Road, the Lyons brothers Noel, Maurice, John and Joseph, Dromlegach, Eamon Dalton, Purt and John Joe O’Donnell, Meenkilly, all members of West Limerick teams that won various county championships.  A celebration of the founding of West Limerick A.C. takes place on Saturday, November 9 at Rathkeale House Hotel. Dinner at 7.00 p.m. Tickets €30.

DRAMA Group Athea announced  that their 2020 production will be the comedy ‘Looking for Love’ by Jimmy Keary. The play tells the story of lovers Vivienne Maxwell and Denis Hunt’s on their first date, as well as their first night together as a married couple.

GARDA are commemorating 60th anniversary of women joining the force, there are 3,780 women in the force at present.

FOUR MEN AND A DOG – THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL on Thurs 7th Nov at St John’s, Listowel.

Four Men and a Dog is an Irish traditional band that emerged in 1990 during the Belfast Folk Festival. The band plays Irish traditional music with a mixture of genres, including rock, jazz, blues, bluegrass, swing, salsa, polka and even rap. Featuring Donal Murphy on accordion, Cathal Hayden on fiddle/banjo, Gino Lupari on bodhran/bones & vocals, Kevin Doherty on guitar/vocals and Stephen Hayden on fiddle.

DUAGH TIDY TOWNS are hoping to have The Memory Room open again this year in conjunction with the Live Crib. It was a huge success last year and we received a lot of positive feedback. On that note we are asking you for any old photos you would like to have displayed. If you have old photos of Duagh/Lyre/Kilmorna etc. environs & people we would appreciate you submitting these photos to us. As many of these photos were of family & friends who are no longer with us it’s a wonderful opportunity to look back and chat about days gone by. Any suggestions for inclusion in the room are also welcome. So people near & far any photos you can send us asap would be great. Send via email to [email protected]  facebook: Duagh Tidy Towns or contact Therese/Tracey 087-6718557/087-9951368

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH:  A Christmas themed concert in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, December 6 will be headlined by country singer Micheal English and supported by the Abbeyfeale Senior Choir under the direction of Dee Dennison.  The very popular Lost Souls led by Dr. Mick O’Donnell will also perform on the night.  Tickets at €25 are available by ringing the dedicated ticket line on 089 4356981 or from Moss the Farmers, Ann Lyons and O’Donoghues Spar.  Doors open at 7pm.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre:  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30pm; Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov. & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm; Remembrance Mass for our Bereaved: Fr. Donal O’Connor, Tues. 19th Nov. 7.30pm; Listening to the word of God – Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov. 10am-2pm.  Bookings are essential-Contact: 0667134276

NIGHT AT THE OSKARS:  A public meeting will take place in the Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale, on Tuesday, November 19 at 8pm.  It will be attended by staff from Kevin Rowe Events to explain how the Night at the Oskars works.  It is hoped to run the Night at the Oskars as a fundraiser for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing and Day Care Centre which provides a very necessary service here for the elderly of our community.  Everyone is invited to attend.

Knockalougha Rambling House

RAMBLING House, Knockalougha  19-11-2019 8.30pm till late, is held on the third Tuesday of every month. Any further info from Kathleen Herlihy at [email protected]

PRIEST: Hugh O’Flaherty CBE (28 February 1898 – 30 October 1963), was an Irish Catholic priest, who helped save an estimated 4,000 Allied prisoners of war and Jews from the Germans in Rome in 1943-44

Brendan Kennelly composed a short poem for the 1994 treeplanting ceremony, which read:

There is a tree called freedom and it grows

somewhere in the hearts of men.

Rain falls, ice freezes, wind blows,

the tree shivers, steadies itself again,

steadies itself like Hugh O’Flaherty’s hand.

God has no Country will be performed at Siamsa on Nov 3rd.

MEMORABILIA: As part of the celebrations to mark the 150th anniversary of the dedication of St. John’s Church, the parish hopes to hold an exhibition and produce a publication relating to the religious, social and cultural life of the parish over the  past  150  years.  We  would  be  delighted  to  receive  from parishioners  any photographs,  memorabilia,  ephemera  etc.  All items submitted will be returned to the owner as soon as they are scanned/copied. Please contact the parish office, Tralee .

VATICAN CITY— Pope Francis has decreed that the feast of Our Lady of Loreto be included in the Roman Calendar as an optional memorial to be celebrated on Dec. 10.

OLD PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 30, 1931; Page: 9


The remains of drum stolen from Knockanure Hall on night previous to Gortaglanna Commemoration was found at Lisanuisce just on parish boundary, only charred remains left.

A claim for compensation for £25 lodged  through Messrs Moran and ? Solrs.,

Wolfe Tone Commemoration at Bodenstown on 21st June. Train leaving Listowel.

Statement of John Marcus O’Sullivan, among other remarks he said, that a nation whose credit is controlled by another nation, that freedom is a delusion and a mockery. (see paper for full story)



Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 24, 1932; Page: 10


North Kerry Comhairle Ceanntair.


There was a large attendance of delegates at the annual meeting of the North Kerry Comhairle Ceanntair of Fianna Fail at the Republican Club, Listowel on Sunday last, Rev M Allman, C.C., Ballylongford presided and the following clubs were represented ; Listowel, Ballylongford, Ballybunion, Asdee, Knockanure, Tarbert, Irremore, Ballyconry, Ballydonoghue, Duagh, Clounmacon, Killocrim and Gortcreen.

The first business proceeded with was the election of officers for the ensuing  twelve months The following were elected unanimously Chairman, Rev M Allman. C C : Vice Chairman, T. C. Clarke, Solr., Sec, Stephen Barrett; Treasurer, Liam Browne, M.A., and Liam O’Sullivan. (Break see paper for more)

Knockanure Fianna Fail Cumann held on Sunday last 18th inst, (condensed)

Mr T M Stack and Mr William Moloney thanked their representatives Mr E Kissane T.D. and Mr J Kennelly M.C.C. for their efforts in securing relief works for the parish.


Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 21, 1948; Page: 5

Kerryman Caused Change In English Police Force Dress

BECAUSE a Lixnaw man in the Hastings Police Force found the heat-wave of late July too much to bear and discarded his tunic, while retaining his helmet and white gloves when on traffic control duty, the entire British Police Force is to be issued with open-neck jackets for summer, and possibly all the year round wear.

The policeman is Kevin Somers, of Dromcollogher, Lixnaw, and when his photograph was taken while he was in short-sleeves directing the traffic, the unorthodox dress caused a minor sensation among his colleagues and superiors.

The photograph was reproduced in practically all the English National dailies and result is that the recommendations of a Committee on Police Uniforms has been accepted by the Home Secretary.

Thus, English policemen will wear R.A.F. blue shirts and collars and dull blood ties with the new open-necked tunic. Helmets will be retained, with perhaps a flat cap for some duties, stich as motor-cycling and office work.

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INDULGENCES for the  Faithful Departed: At this time of the year, the Church invites us to remember our Faithful Departed and to give them a special share in the prayer of the Church and the Saints. Because of this, particular forms of prayer attract  either  a  ‘partial indulgence’ (bringing the faithful departed closer to   heavenly   glory)   or   a   ‘plenary indulgence’ (bringing on of the faithful departed into the fullness of heavenly glory.) On All Souls’ Day visiting a church to pray an Our Father and a Creed carries with it an indulgence. Between 1 November and 8 November, visiting a cemetery to pray for the Faithful Departed carries with it an indulgence. One indulgence can be earned in any given day. For the indulgence to  be  a  Plenary  (or  Full) indulgence, the following are required: 1. To receive Holy Communion within 20 days of the indulgence 2. To make a Sacramental Confession within 20 days of the indulgence 3. To pray for the intentions of the Holy Father. 4. To be without attachment to/affection for sin


ST JOHN’S  CARE  OF  CREATION  GROUP NEWS. Bishop Ray blessed our Care of Creation Hub across from St. John’s Church on Saturday evening and planted some acorns from Ballyseedy Woods. We  are  inviting  local  environmental groups to avail of this space for any exhibitions or other activities associated with the care for our Common Home. If you would like to get involved with us please come along to an open meeting in the Parish Centre on Thursday 14th Nov.7.30pm.


Horse Fair Castleisland Nov 2019


Remember that from the 1st through the 8th of November, a plenary indulgence applicable to the Holy Souls in Purgatory can be obtained, under the usual conditions, by all who visit a cemetery to pray for the faithful departed.


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