Knockanuare notes- 5th January 2020

GOOD wishes to all women on their special Feast Day – Nollaig na mBán.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure on Monday 13th January.  Music by Stevie Donegan. Contact 068 49799 if attending.

SIVE will be performed at Listowel Boys School Hall on 18th of Jan. in aid of Sean Stakelum Fund.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING:  Fr. Casey’s, Sunday, January 12 from 3-6pm in aid of Fr. Martin Mc Cormack’s African Project.  Music by Donie Walsh and Anthony.  Admission €5.  Raffle on the day.

LIXNAW Padre Pio meeting Tuesday 21st January at 7.30pm.

SYMPATHY:  To Doreen Flaherty & family, Moher on the death of her brother John Michael O’Sullivan, Causeway whose funeral was on Friday 27th December.  Mass for the happy repose of his soul will be celebrated in Moyvane Church on Wednesday 15th January at 7.30pm.

SYMPATHY to Mike & Deirdre O’Connor & family, Upper Direen, Athea, Mass of the Angels was celebrated on January 1st for their son Max.

DEATH took place on January 1, 2020, of Rev. Fr. James Hannon, son of the late Donal and Nancy and dear brother of Gerard and Jeanelle (Griffin). Mourned by his brother, sister, brother-in-law Gerry, sister-in-law Geraldine, nephews Brian and Donal, nieces Aimee, Rachel and Maeve, aunts Mary, Joan and Sr. Geraldine, carer Eileen Fogarty and family, friend Tess, Bishop Crean, former Bishop Magee, fellow priests, relatives, neighbours and friends.

DEATH took place on 28th December 2019 of Jackie McNamara, 8 Chapel Lane, Killala, and formerly of Moyvane, and Syracuse, New York. Predeceased by his daughter Rosaleen.

Survived by his wife Carmel, daughters Marie ( Somers), and Patricia ( Collins), sons-in-law Ronan and Eamon, his grandchildren Megan, Dennis, Naoise, Conor, Molly, Brian, and Emily, his sisters Mary and Joan ( Syr, NY ), brother Chris ( Ballybunion), brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, cousins, and nieces and nephews. Requiem mass for Jackie McNamara was celebrated on Wednesday in St Patricks church, Killala, followed by burial in Killala cemetery.

DEATH of Julia McCarthy (née Mullane),Tarmons East, Moyvane and late of Athea, on the 27th of December, 2019. Predeceased by her husband John. Survived by her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Requiem Mass for Julia McCarthy was celebrated on Wednesday in Tarbert Church, with burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH has taken place of Nancy Brosnan (née McAuliffe), Lacca East, Kilmorna, formerly Knocknagoshel, on 25th December 2019, wife of the late Francie and sister of the late Seán. Sadly missed by her family, her sister Sr. Theresa (Presentation Castleisland), sister-in-law Ann, nephew Tim, relatives and her friends in Áras Mhuire nursing home. Requiem Mass for Nancy Brosnan was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 30th Dec 2019, followed by interment in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peg Werkman, Sr. Theresa Murphy, James Joy, Kathleen O’Brien, Brown Joe O’Connor, Pat Brosnan, Hannah Mai O’Connor, Tom McMahon, Jim Kennelly, Josie McNamara, Kitty Barry, Kathleen O’Connor, Mary Bourke, Tim Leahy, Nellie O’Sullivan, Owen Liston, Sean O’Halloran, Noreen O’Connor, Mass Moyvane; Mon 6th at 11.00am  Feast of the Epiphany, Thus 9th at 7.30pm  for Bridget & John Holly, Emma & Jack O’Brien, The Village; Fri  10th at 7.30pm for  Ned Moore, Glenalappa & his wife Bridie; Sat 11th  at 7.30pm  for Hanna Stack, Clounbrane & her husband Richard, and Mass on Sun 12th at 11.00am for Parishioners. Mass Knockanure, Mon 6th at 10.00am  for Special Intention (Sick), and Mass on  Sun 12th at  10.00am for Michelle Foley, Kilmorna & her granddad Michael Keane.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS:  Road works on the Kilmorna Road on Monday the 6th of January. A full road closure will be in place from Wednesday the 8th to Friday the 10th, Monday the 13th to Friday 17th and Monday the 20th to Friday the 24th of January for 8am to 6pm on each day.  Info Padraig 086/6072159.

ST JOHN’S: Fri 10th– SEÁN KEÁNE- Seán learned the Sean-Nós style of singing from his mother and his aunts.

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

DANCE Classes for adults resume in the Ballylongford Parish Hall on Fri. 10th Jan from 7.30 – 9.00pm.

CEILI IN TOURNAFULLA:     Uí  Bhrian’s  Ceilí  Band  at  Halla  Tadhg  Gaelach  at  9.30. pm on Friday  January 10.

LEARN A LIFE SAVING SKILL, CPR course on Monday 6th January from 6.30pm to 10pm in Lixnaw. Fully certified for 2 years. Call Majella on 087 210 3544 for more info.

DIOCESAN PRIESTS ASSEMBLY: The priests of the Diocese will gather in Killarney with Bishop Ray for their Annual Diocesan Assembly beginning on Tuesday afternoon (Jan.7th) and ending on Friday afternoon (Jan.10th).

COURSE: Religious Education Programme: Fr.  Sean  Sheehy,  Certificate  Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on  Faith,  Sacraments,  Morality  and Prayer  Catechesis  based  on  the Catechism  of  the  Catholic  Church, Wednesdays  from  7.00  to  8.30pm beginning Wednesday 15th January, more from 0667134276.

ABBEYFEALE BOOK CLUB:  St. Ita’s Hall, the second Wednesday of each month September – June from 7.30 -9pm.   All welcome.

BEREAVED: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues 14th Jan at 7:20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee.

FAITH: The Diocese of Kerry will host a conversation on Faith in the face of life’s challenges in The Gleneagle Ballroom, Muckross Road, Killarney on Wednesday January 8th @ 8pm. Ian O’Connell, Killarney, Elma Walsh, Tralee, Anne Alcock, Killarney and Fr. Donal O’Connor will share how faith has enabled them to face what life has thrown at them and Deirdre Walsh, Radio Kerry, will chair the conversation. Admission is free and all are welcome.

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.

ST. ITA’S NIGHT:  The annual celebration of St. Ita’s feast day takes place in Raheenagh Hall on Wednesday, January 15 with dinner catered by Kingdom Catering and dancing to Micheal Collins.  Meal served at 8pm sharp. Reserve your tickets with Mary Anglam on 086 1649099.

KERRY LONDON ASSOCIATION AGM:   January 15, Sala Room, Crown Hotel, Cricklewood at 7pm.

SHOW: Machinery Show at Millstreet on 15th and 16th Jan.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills and your self confidence at West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Charles 087 7972855.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St .  All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /[email protected] or look them up on Facebook.

NEW COURSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2020 IN THE OLD TECH, Abbeyfeale:  The following new classes are starting up in January 2020: Demonstration cookery, Cookery for Special Diets (Gluten free etc), Childcare QQI Level 5 & 6, Healthcare QQI Level 5,  Arts and Crafts, Beginners Horticulture/Vegetable crop production(Gardening-Learn when and how to set seeds, care for plants etc), and Creative writing (Different forms of Creative Writing styles such as short stories, poetry, drama, short sketches and plays). If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary in the office: 06831198 or log onto



WORDS– “Let us always meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.” – St. Teresa of Calcutta.

OPEN DAY: Mary Immaculate College On Sat 11th Jan (10am-1pm), Mary Immaculate College will give thousands of prospective students the opportunity to explore its Limerick campus and discover all that the College has to offer from its range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees, extra-curricular activities and exceptional facilities.  The Open Day will be an invaluable opportunity for prospective students to get a real sense of the College and to get the information they need to make their final college choices.  For more information, see

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KILNAUGHTIN CHURCH & GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE – launched their fundraising appeal recently in order to raise funds for the Altar Shelter Project at Kilnaughtin Graveyard. A brochure with full details can be picked up from local shops and can also be downloaded from <>.



Irish Independent 1905-current, Saturday, December 13, 1969; Page: 28

Beekeeping  – Knowledge and efficiency

The supreme champion at Tralee, Co. Kerry, Christmas Fat stock Show, a 20-month-old Charolais-cross bullock entered by Pat Horan, of Kilmoyley. The animal weighed 10 cwt. 3 qrs.


By Peter O’Reilly THE BEEKEEPER’S efficiency is improved if he knows as much as he can find out about the bees, their social structure and their mode of life and work. Seasonal work in the apiary is largely determined by these, factors and the deeper the understanding the more profitable the work is likely to be.

Basically a colony of bees comprises a cluster of several thousand workers, which are undeveloped females; a queen, which is a fully developed female, and, at certain- times of the year, drones, which are fully developed males. Normally there is only one queen, with the sole function of laying eggs from which new bees hatch. She takes no part in the government of the colony.


In winter the bees form their cluster on several wax combs moulded to a pattern. The comb cells hold stored food, both honey and pollen, which provide respectively the carbohydrates and protein foods necessary – for a balanced diet.

The cells have a second function as cradles for the maturing of the young bees which hatch from the queen’s eggs and which will replace the old bees which succumb to age and the ravages of labour during the honey season.

The life-span of a worker bee during the busy season may be no more than six weeks because- of the way she burns up her energy and the damage to her wings. If hatched in autumn, however, she may live six months or more.


This is because there is so little activity in the colony from late October onwards. Work at this time is confined to occasional cleaning flights on fine days or minor forages for pollen or water. (See paper for More)



Evening Herald 1891-current, Saturday, December 15, 1973; Page: 16


KERRY CHRISTMAS TOUR to Killarney, staying at the Three Lakes Hotel, Grade A; fabulous programme, children welcome. Details from P.A.B. Coach Tours, 53 Middle Abbey St., Dublin 1. Phone 40488. 786022.



AUSTRALIA- AUSTRALIA from £125; Far East £70; India £80; also all other destinations. Jetaway Holidays Ltd., 18 Harcourt Street, Dublin. Phone 752812; Belfast, phone 46670.

JET AWAY to Australia from £125; Far East, £70; India £80; Johannesburg, from £112; Nairobi, £60, also all other destinations, For further details phone Dublin 752812, 752934 Belfast 46670 or call _Jetaways Holidays, Ltd.. 18 Harcourt St., Dublin.


FRANCE- FRANCE-BRITTANY — New luxury mobile home for rent. Fridge, cooker, shower, w.c, etc., 8 berth, from April 1. From £40.00 per week. Phone 906299. . DK15


SOUTH AFRICA- JOHANNESBURG from £112; Nairobi £60; also all other destinations. Jetaways Holidays Ltd., 18 Harcourt Street, Dublin. Phone 752812/752934. Belfast, phone 46670.

(See paper for more)


When it comes to New Year’s goals and resolutions, not all are created equal. Below we suggest 16 that offer a whole lot of ROI. Some take only a few minutes; others represent simple changes; all will positively transform your life and help you become a better man.

While it’s very doable to do all 16 this year, if you’re daunted, just pick a few to concentrate on. Heck, just commit to accomplishing one; if you adopt a single new practice each year, in a decade your life will be ten positive habits richer.




“Fuel reduction burns make it possible to fight and control a fire; what happened here was uncontrollable,” Dunalley farmer Leigh Arnold told The Australian.

Greenies who oppose such burnoffs, “care more about birds and wildlife than they do about people and farms,” he said.

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