Knockanuare notes-7th April 2019

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

PARISH NIGHT: Our Parish Assembly night in Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 8th April at 7.30pm. Suggestions were forwarded to Bernie McCaffrey of the Diocesan Pastoral Team who will facilitate the discussion.

KNOCKANURE GAA lotto Results;  there was no winner of the €3800 jackpot on Friday 5th April.

Numbers drawn were 3, 4, 27,and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eilish Ruddle; 2. Marie Moloney, Knockmeal Abbey; 3. Helen Birmingham, Co. Westmeath; 4. Claire Geragthy, 37, Feale Drive, and 5. Willie Pearse, 24 Woodgrove Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 12th April.

MASS for Billy Looney at Knockanure Church on Friday 12th April at 6pm.

LITTLE DUCKLINGS PRESCHOOL: opening in September at Knockanure Community Centre.  Open day at the Centre on April 13th 12 – 2pm.  Contact Olive Mulvihill on 087/6818727.

DEATH has taken place of Maurice O’Connell of Templeogue, D.6W and formerly of Moyvane, on April 1st, 2019 Formerly of Dept. of Finance and Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland. Survived by his wife Marjorie (nee Tracey), father of Tom, Catherine, Martin and Marjorie, daughters-in-law Nicola and Norah, son-in-law Thomas, his grandchildren Rebecca, Darragh, Aoibheann, Alannah, Oran, Eleanor, Riain, Dominic and Luke, sisters Bess (McCarthy) and Dymphna, and brother-in-law Louis. Following Requiem Mass, Maurice was laid to rest at Mount Venus Cemetery, Edmondstown. His father Tom taught in Moyvane 1919-1944 and his mother Mary B. (nee McMahon) taught in Moyvane N.S. c1926-1964.

DEATH of John Hunt in Chicago aged 98yrs. John was from Athea. He was featured on the Late Late Show following the Limerick hurlers All Ireland win last year.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peg Mulvihill, Peggy Barrett, Adam Cummins, Margaret Devine, Sr. Philomena Griffin, Hannah Stack, Mary Sweeney, Dick Collins, Bridget Kennelly, Michael Lyons, Josie Stack, Mary Quinn, Sr. Virgilius Flavin, Mary O’Shea, Paddy O’Connor, Bridie Liston, Lily O’Connor, Imelda Collins, Mass Moyvane; Wed  10th at 7.30am  Early morning Lenten Mass, 6.30pm First Confessions – Holy Communicants of Murhur NS  and 7.30pm mass for Joanie & Tommy O’Connor, Glin Rd & Castleisland (Anni); Thurs  11th at  7.00pm  Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Mai Riordan, Moyvane South (Months Mind); Sat 13th at 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Clounbrane (Anni) & his wife Hanna, and Mass on Sun 14th at 11.00am for Mike Greaney, Bunagara & Leitrim Middle (Anni). Mass Knockanure; Fri 12th at 6.00pm for Billy Looney, Carrueragh & Birmingham (Rec Dec) followed at 7.00pm with Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Teresa Kennelly, Kilmorna & Listowel (1st Anni), and Mass on Palm Sunday 14th at 10.00am for Mary Carmody, Knockanure (Anni).

PASTORAL AREA CONFESSIONS: will be on Monday 15th April in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel at 8pm.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: are organising a clean-up of the Village Approach Roads.  If anyone is available for one or all of the following evenings:  at 7.30pm Mon 15th, Tues 16th & Wed 17th. Meet at Noel Stacks where you will be given directions and equipment.   If anyone wants to clean up their own roads at a different time please contact Ursula for the KWD bags.

KERRY COUNTY CLEAN UP DAY takes place on Saturday next, 13th April.

SALE of St Brigid Crosses for the Listowel Hospice, amounted to E1,000, Thanks to Margaret Carmody and friends for organising the making and selling of the crosses.

MURHUR N.S: ‘Split the Bucket’ draw was held in the school on Wed 3rd and winner of €218 was Brenda Kennelly. The next draw will take place on Thursday 11th at 3pm. Buckets in the usual shops!

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ARE HOLDING THEIR AGM on Wednesday 10th April in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel at 8pm. All are welcome to attend.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Rainbows offers a 9-week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement of parental separation.  Suitable for children from 1st to 6th class.  Starting on 1st May from 5.15pm to 6.15pm in the Centre. For more information on these and all courses contact, 068/23584.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw on Tuesday (April 16th )  at 7.30pm.The witness will be given by David Saunders.

AONGHUS McANALLY CONCERT, tickets are available this weekend for Church Concert which will be on May 21st.  This year we have Aonghus McAnally & guests Denise Doyle and Ivan McKenna.

PLAY: Cobwebs Glory by Brian Michael O’Connor at St John’s from April 9th to 14th, details from 068 22566.

MOYVANE SPORTS HALL:  The Community Centre Committee is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th..  Tickets from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063 or committee members.

FASHION: Athea Tidy Towns Group hosts their annual fundraising fashion show on Wednesday, April 17th at 8pm, with the Con Colbert Hall

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  Mary MacArthur in association with the Wednesday Club is holding a Tea Dance in memory of Mary’s late husband Hughie, in Fr Casey’s GAA Hall, Abbeyfeale from 3 – 6pm on Sunday, April 14.  All proceeds to Milford Care Centre.  Music by Mike Condon.  Tickets €5 from 087 6377310.  Raffle.

KNOCK celebrating 140th Anniversary of the Apparition, Mercy Sunday April 28th, ceremonies 12.45pm to 5pm.

CHRISM MASS will take place on Tuesday evening April 16that 7.00pm, in Killarney. There will be refreshments after the Mass in St. Brendan’s College refectory. Everyone welcome.

LOUGH Derg, three day pilgrimage begin on 31st of May.

Women in the Media, event at Ballybunion from 26th to 28th April, 2019.

LIMERICK County Fleadh takes place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

THOUGHT: People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within

BLACKTHORN and the plum are now covered in white flowers. First Quarter of Moon on 12th April.

ALCOHOL: Listowel Community Action on Alcohol host “Opening the Conversation” with Marion Rackard and Dolores Tiernan, Director Talbot Grove Castleisland, on the impact of Parental Alcohol Misuse. Thurs 11th April at 8pm in the Seanchai Listowel

KERRY HOSPICE WALK – will take place on Good Friday 19th April at 10.30am from Tarbert Comprehensive School  to Tarbert Island. All Funds raised go directly to the Kerry Hospice Foundation to provide funding for much needed Hospice Care in Kerry. Sponsorship cards available at Tarbert Bridewell. Telephone  068 -36500.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING Monday 8th at 11am. Straight after Morning Mass in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

PALM (PASSION) SUNDAY April 14th,  as we begin Holy Week and celebrate the Passion, Death and Resurrection of Our Lord. The blessing of Palms will take place at masses.

EASTER CAMP Names are being taken for an Easter camp to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre from April 15th-19th from 9,45am-1.15pm daily. Further details from Patricia Lyons on 068 23584.

TRAD FUNDRAISER:  Laura O’Donoghue will be volunteering in Zambia, Africa with the Suas volunteer program this summer. Laura from Ballaugh, Abbeyfeale says “I will spend 2 months volunteering as a teaching assistant in some the most disadvantaged schools in the world. The majority of the children attending these schools are living in extreme poverty and education is really their only escape from the poverty cycle that profoundly exists in their community. I will be holding a Trad Music fundraiser in Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm. Tickets €10 will be available at the door.  I really appreciate any support and I’d love if you could make it on the night”

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP – are holding a clothes collection on Thursday 25th April from 8 to 10am in the Church car park in aid of Brú Columbanus, Cork and the Oncology and Palliative Care Unit Tralee.

 OPEN DAY: An invitation has been issued by the Board of St Ita’s Sheltered Housing to their Open Day on Saturday April 27. There will be a cup of tea in the Day Care Centre following the unveiling of a plaque in honour of the late Canon Neville whose brainchild the Sheltered Housing was.  The evening will conclude with music by Lost Souls at The Winners’ Circle.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Bookings: Phone 0667134276.Weekly  Prayer  Meetings: Led  by  Ben  Perkins, Mondays 8.00pm-9.30pm starts on 29thApril.Overview  of  the  Catechism  of  the  Catholic Church: Fr.  Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts on 1stMay (for 5 weeks).Adoration Diocesan Committee Annual Retreat Day: Thursday 30thMay, 9.30am-4.00pm.

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

LISTOWEL HOSPICE – EAMON CONNOR MEMORIAL WALK/RUN 10k, 5k. or 3k. in aid of Kerry Hospice on Good Friday April 19th, walk commencing from St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. Registration & start Time 10am. sponsor cards available from J.K. Sports, Mary 0872770766.

TREES: National Tree Week was Sunday 31 March – Sunday 7 April 2019.

LOURDES:  Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from June 20 -25.  All Assisted (Invalid) Pilgrims applications to be submitted to Lourdes Office before the end of April. Details and cost will be on the notice board at the entrance of Abbeyfeale Church.

PARISH DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING & REFERSHERS COURSE starting in April for 2 nights 2 hours each night. If interested in training:  Cardiac First Response course or updating existing course . Please email [email protected] or ring 068-21188 with your name and contact details.

CELEBRATING LENT –  The diocese has produced two resources to guide people through Lent: Journeying through Lent is a prayer booklet inviting people to pray daily, asking God for a particular gift this Lent e.g. becoming people of compassion, and Opening our Hearts offering  families a way to gather each week using one of two proposed prayer activities. Pick them up at Mass or find them on

HIGHLIGHTS OF FLEADH BY THE FEALE 2019: The Celebrity concert this year is headlined by The Kilfenora Ceili Band who are celebrating 120 years on the road.  The Fleadh takes place May 2-6, concert Sunday, May 5.  Highlights include Oiche Gaelige in Thomas TJ’s Thursday night, May 2  as well as the Art Competition prize giving in the Library.  The Street Busking and the Ceili in Fr. Casey’s on Friday as  well as the Wrenboys on the Gig Rig will get proceeding off to a rollicking start.  Then on Saturday, May 4 there is a full day of Workshops, a youth trad session in Donal and Anns, a Sliabh Luachra session in Leen’s Hotel, more entertainment on the gig rig and spontaneous sessions could spring up anywhere so a pub trail is in order.  Sunday, May 5 is another full on day between social dancing in the Square, Storytelling at St. Ita’s Hall, a tribute to the late Dan Murphy whose brainchild the Fleadh by the Feale was and then the highlight of the weekend the Kilfenora Ceili Band in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef.  Monday and I’m worn out just writing it; another Ceili this time in the Square, a workshop on Bone playing, more entertainment on the gig rig and then the All Ireland Bone Playing competitions.

LAST MONTHS speaker at Lixnaw St Pio Meeting; MICKY HARTE – HIS VISIT WAS SPECIAL AND MEMORABLE. He arrived in Lixnaw at 5.45pm and joined the sisters for supper at 6pm. Micky is a humble, pleasant and unassuming man. His message on the night was clear (1) God is the deepest thing in all of us (2) that presence must be nourished by prayer, mass and adoration.  (3) if we allow God in He will inspire us and help us to make sense of the craziest and darkest moments. (4) He or she who doesn’t stand for something will fall for everything (5) spoke of his cherished upbringing and how it influenced him.  (6) advised against the current philosophy of self which has no time or space for others in time of need or difficulty.(7) To talk to one another and especially listen (8) Surround ourselves with positive people whenever we can.

AUTUISM: Cork Autism Conference 2019 – Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sun. Sept. 22nd Silversprings Hotel, Tivoli, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. All are welcome. More info or call 089 239 8900

MONEY: Glin Development Association and Cllr John Sheahan:  are delighted to announce that the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Michael Creed has allocated 111,000 to help repair and maintain Glin Pier.  Glin Development are currently working on plans to build a floating pontoon at the Pier

PAPERS 1919; Nationalist and Leinster Times 1883-current, 07.07.1995, page 18

Eye on the Past; Novelist George A Birmingham alias Canon James Hannay, wrote, General John Regan in 1913; The Island Mystery in 1918; A padre in France 1918; An Irishman Looks at His World in 1919. Our Casualty in 1919. Up the Rebels in 1919 and Inisheeny in 1920. He was an Irish speaker. His biography, Pleasant Places published 1934, Born 1865, he died 1950

Evening Herald 1891-current, 19.07.1996, page 12

Oldest volunteer in the games is based at the campus at Georgia Tech, where he was a freshman in 1919, as for class reunions, nobody shows up anymore.

Big run on free condoms at the Olympics, according to the paper.

Evening Herald 1891-current, 19.07.1996, page 79

Olympics report see paper. Cliff Meidl who will represent his country in Kayak, is a miracle man. Californian who payed his way through school, while on job absorbed 30,000 volts of electricity and after 15 operations was advised to take to the water as part of his rehabilitation and was inspired by the Kayak event at  Seoul Olympics to take up the sport. Charles Fram aged 94 mentioned as volunteer.

Evening Herald 1891-current, 14.02.2000, page 87

New Series having a look at GAA Counties of Ireland. Kildare the Lilywhites, can’t grasp the Nettle.

Squires Gannon first man to lift the Sam Maguire, but the last Kildare player to do so was Larry Stanley, who brought Kildare to Victory in 1919. An Olympic High Jumper, he got another All Ireland with Dublin and played 17games for Kildare over 16 year span.

Limerick Leader 1905-current, 05.08.2000, page 6

Book Review; Martin Byrne’s review of the RUC man’s book on Police Casualties in Ireland 1919 ’22, by Mercier Press. 25 of the 27 were killed in the 18 month period of 1920 up to the Truce on 11th July 1921.

Mayo News 1893-current, 19.12.2001, page 20

Cathair na Mart No 21 now available; Items on Westport Train 1899 to 1915; Westport Estate and Town. John McBride and 1916; Republican and RIC casualties 1919 to 1924; Methodist Church in Westport and Australia. Crew and passengers on Britannia from Wesport to Quebec 1842 from John Moore;  Four Masters from Brother Holmes OSF. John O’Donnell 1866 to 1920, land for the people.

Nationalist and Leinster Times 1883-current, 29.12.2018, page 38

Article on war of Independence concentrating on 1919.

10th April Dail told we were at war with England.DE Valera escaped from prison 4 Feb. 1919. Two men shot Gortalea on 13th April 1918. Robert Browne killed Knocknagoshel 8 Feb. 1921; Sergeant Daniel Joseph McGandy killed Derry 20 Jan 1919; Patrick Casey C Company 2nd Kerry Brigade shot dead; Captain Robert Joseph Byrne of Limerick in an attempt to rescue him, Constable Martin O Brien also killed. There were 9,700 RIC men in Country in 1,500 barracks. Dail policy of boycott announced 11th April 1919. In 1919 Eleven RIC men and four Dublin Metropolitan Police G Division killed. (See PAPER FOR MUCH MORE)

Sunday Independent 1906-current, 18.09.1983, page 7

Since 1919 the numbers who have been executed and died in prison camps or in politically organised famines, totalled 21, 500, 500. This is from article on communism. Bishop Quinlan death march Korea 1950 also book by Fr. Philip Crosbie, for more insights into communism.

AUTISM: While the experience was frustrating for Father Schneider at the time, today he looks back on that moment as a blessing, because it eventually led him to be diagnosed with autism, a diagnosis that helped him better understand himself and, ultimately, to find roles in ministries that were better suited to him.


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