knockanuare notes 8th august 2018

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES – Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm ;

Tuesday 7th August Knockanure at 8pm and Wednesday 8th August Murhur at 8pm.

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 13th August. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

VINTAGE Event at Knockanure on Sunday August 12th.

WONDERFUL display of flowers are a delight at Gouldings Corner in Knockanure.

Wild flowers are in their prime on road margins beside minor roads, and blackberries are beginning to ripe.

PART TIME JOB (SCHOOL CLEANER): Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure (4 teacher school with 82 pupils). Part-Time position available (8 hours per week, Wednesday evenings – 2 hours/ weekends – 6 hours).

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results and Notes; There was no winner of the €9200 jackpot on Friday the 3rd August 2018. Numbers drawn were 1, 16, 21, 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Monique Keane, Greenville Listowel; 2. John Kelleher, c/o Thady; 3. A & E Harley, c/o John Barry; 4. Margaret Frawley, Kilmorna, and 5. Mick O’Brien, Church Road Moyvane. Next draw on Friday 10th August with jackpot up to €9300.

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express thanks to all involved for the continued support it has received through the lotto and club development. Some exciting new developments are unfolding of which we will keep you posted on updates. Thanks again!

This club at this time would like to extend its deepest sympathies to the family of Nora Moore (née Flaherty) Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (formerly Tubertooreen, Moyvane). Beloved wife to the late Jimmy and loving mother to the late Willie, Nora was survived by sons Mike, Ned, James, Tom, and daughters Margaret and Kathleen, sons- and daughters in-law, sister Kathy along with 14 grandchildren and 11 great-grand children who will fondly remember and miss her. A great supporter of the club lotto where she always thought of and included her grandchildren. Our thoughts are with her extended family and friends at this time.

SYMPATHY: To Lilly and Jackie McMahon & family, Lisaniskea, on the death of Lilly’s brother Joe Somers, whose funeral took place in Kinlough, Co. Leitrim.

DEATH, Very Reverend Canon James Neville Pastor Emeritus Abbeyfeale and formerly of Neville’s Cross, Kilfinny, Co. Limerick, died on July 29th. 2018; sadly missed by his sister Eithne, sister-in-law Margaret, niece, nephew, grandniece, grandnephews, his housekeeper Bernadette Hyland, Bishop Brendan, the priests of the diocese, all his other relatives, parishioners and a large circle of friends.

Older people remember him as a great hurler, who played with the best of them.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Benedict Cotter, Dora Ahern, Paddy Casey, Pearl Deane, Sean Hanrahan, Tess O’Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Lizzie Burns, Joe Kearney, Kitty Barrett, Molly Mahony, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill Eileen Ahern, Michael O’Donnell, Mick Moore, Madeline Mulvihill, Jim Harnett, Billy Buckley, Sunday 5th August at 1pm in St.Mels Cathedral, Longford, 2nd year anniversary mass for Joe Kearney, formally of the Glin Road. Mass Moyvane; Sat 11th 7.30pm for Mary & Ned O’Flaherty, Tubbertoureen. Mass Knockanure Fri 10th at 7.30pm for Ellen Collins (Anni), her husband Laurence and their son Maurice, Lisaniskea and Sun 12th at 10.00am mass for Parishioners (Home & Away)

MASS Moyvane Thurs 9th at 7.30pm, Special Intention – Sick and Sun 12th at 11.00am, Mass of thanksgiving for successful operation.

MASS Graveyard Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

MINOR NORTH KERRY LEAGUE: Moyvane/Tarbert away to Castleisland Desmonds in the North Kerry League on Monday, August 6th at 7.30pm.

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha, Duagh on August 21st at 8.30pm. Knockanure had an entertaining Rambling House on August 2nd.

SEISIÚN: The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sarah Griffin Breen whose mother is from Athea, she will represent Queensland in this year’s Rose of Tralee contest.

HORIZONS: Fr. George Hayes Horizons Radio Kerry at 9 on 12th August, 25 years of Priesthood including roles as Diocesan Secretary, Parish Priest and Trainer in Clerical Formation.

COACHING SESSION – TUESDAY 7th AUGUST; Bryan Stewart Professional Tennis Coach will be back at Glin Tennis Court Tuesday afternoon the 6th of August 2018 to offer tennis skills and training to any children interested. Under 10s: 2pm to 2.45pm. Age 10 to 12: 2.45pm to 3.30pm. Over 12’s: 3.30pm 4.30pm.

NATURE WALK: West Limerick Resources, in conjunction with Living Limerick and Feale Biodiversity, are hosting a nature walk on Saturday, August 11 at 11am. The starting point is Halla Inse Bán, Templeglantine, and it will be carried out by local biodiversity expert Anneke Vrieling. All are welcome to attend!

PHOENIX PARK. A bus will leave from Duagh on August 26th. To book a seat phone Paddy on 087221 3876.

MARKING OPENING OF WMF2018, on the evening of Tuesday 21st August.. In our Diocese, we will celebrate an Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral at 6.15pm.

BISHOP LACY: On Friday August 3 the Bishop Lacy Stone unveiled at Ardagh Graveyard as part of the St Molua Pattern Mass at 6.30pm. A talk on Bishop Lacy by Dr Michael White of Madrid held later in the Community Centre. Another event, on Sunday August 5 a 12k walk from Bishop Lacy’s birthplace Dromadda, Athea to Ardagh Community Centre.

TARBERT HOUSE: is now open for visitors and will remain open until August 31. The house is open Monday –Saturday, book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

SHANNON DROWNING – 125 years ago, seventeen (17) local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza at12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone. All are welcome.

THE FRENCH CONNECTION WITH NORTH KERRY in association with Listowel Town Twinning Committee On Tuesday 14th August at 11am in St Johns, The Square, Dr Declan Downey UCD & Tarbert, will give an illustrated lecture. All are welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors from Panissieres.

VISITING CLERGY – the Bishop would like to invite Priests who are home for vacation and also Priests from abroad who have retired to live in Kerry, to join him for a meal on Thur. Aug. 16th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm. Each person receives a personal record card with their results and in the event of any abnormal results is advised to follow up with their GP.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE UPCOMING AUTUMN PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm.UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM – Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT: Toni Tel: 068 23584.

ALL IRELAND Fleadh Drogheda from 12th to 19th August; The Irish language has a central role in the activities of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in Drogheda. 2018


A joint exhibition by North Kerry Artists (and colourful spirits) Adrian Everson and Viveca Amato. The works feature a wide range of media and techniques used to express their creativity and imagination. Opening Saturday 4thAugust at 8pm, with introduction by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. All welcome.

Thurs 9th THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798

Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan and Kilkenomics presents an audio-visual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever.


An illustrated lecture on the historic connection between the Listowel region and France with Dr. Declan Downey, U.C.D. In association with Listowel Twinning Committee. All welcome to renew acquaintances and meet our French visitors.


Dublin based Killarney actor Donal Courtney’s play tells the story of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, his upbringing and education in Killarney and his defence of those suffering under the tyranny of the Fascists in Rome during The Second World War.

15TH AUGUST COMMEMORATION – To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Shannon Drowning of 1893, Tarbert Historical Society will stage a living history enactment of the tragic event in the green area at the Bridewell. This will involve the participation of boys and girls from Tarbert National School and will take place on Wed. 15th Aug. at 7pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the newly designed Memorial Plaza. Officials from Kerry County Council and Councillors will attend.

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm. Bookings on 087 1383940.

WORLD MEETING of Families; A National Opening of World Meeting of Families which will take place simultaneously in the twenty-six dioceses on the island of Ireland on Tuesday 21 August;

A three-day Pastoral Congress which will take place in the RDS, Dublin from 22-24 August and will include entail a joyful and reflective programme of workshops, talks and discussions centred on the theme: “The Gospel of the Family: Joy for the World”.

PUCK Fair runs from 10th to 12th August; Dingle races 10th to 12th August.

TOUR OF WEXFORD from Monday, September 3, staying in a four star hotel. Visit New Ross (including the famous Ros Tapestry Exhibition Centre), Johnstown Castle Agri museum, Our Lady’s, Bunclody, Ferns, Loftus Hall, Ballyhack, the Father Murphy, Hook Head, the Kennedy homestead, 1798 rebellion centre, Enniscorthy Castle, Tintern Abbey and Kilmore. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY: Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day’s outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

SIX NATIONS TROPHY AT THE GROVE Abbeyfeale: The Rugby Club have announced that both the Six Nations and the Triple Crown trophies on view Saturday evening, August 4.

CONFERENCE: This year’s Catholic Young Adults Conference to be held on 1st/2nd Sept. in All Hallows, Dublin. It is a weekend event, organised by the Legion of Mary at which large numbers of young adults attend. Last year over 230 attended and enjoyed the event. The programme includes workshops, testimonies, discussion. The young people come together to share and discuss their faith. On the Saturday night, there is music and entertainment. The Legion of Mary in Kerry are sponsoring two young adults between 20-40 yrs old to come to Dublin for the conference. They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have goodwill towards the Church. Contact Patricia on (087)9048659.

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

ANNUAL PADRE PIO CEREMONIES: commemorating his Ordination to the Priesthood in August 1910 will be celebrated in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Dennehy’s Cross, Cork at 2.30pm on Sunday August, 12th.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17th. Contact Annemarie Tydings Ballybunion/Asdee 0871013804.

LOUGH DERG: You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: info

LOCAL born; Priest: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, November 09, 1912; Page: 5



We take with pleasure the following excerpts from an American contemporary to hand, namely, "The Erie (P.A) Daily Times," whose columns are teeming with extravagant eulogiums and appreciative records of the Right Rev. J. E Fitzmaurice, Bishop of the diocese of Erie, P.A., U.S.A., who, we might mention, is the brother to the highly-respected and esteemed occupant and proprietor of Ballydonoghue House, Tarbert, as well as of Mrs Scanlon, of Leitrim, Newtownsandes, and consequently the distinguished uncle of her popular son, Mr John F Scanlon:—

"To-day (16th Oct) the Catholic Bishop of Erie, Right Rev John E Fitzmaurice, D.D., celebrated the fiftieth anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood in the presence of one of the most notable gatherings the city has ever seen, and with the greetings and congratulations of the city’s foremost men still ringing in his ears and warming his heart for the wish of each one who spoke- the words of felicitation at the public reception hold last evening was so evidently sincere and straight from the heart that it must have brought to the recipient a pleasure that will linger many years. For fourteen years the Right Rev John E. Fitzmaurice has held the highest ecclesiastical office in the diocese of Erie, and these years have been seasons of progress and activity, of high aims and splendid achievements. The diocese has marched steadily forward each year, seeing new work accomplished, new burdens added to those already borne, new plans for developing and expanding the very effective work done week by week month by month, and year by year. In every work that has, meant betterment of the conditions in his diocese or for the community. Bishop Fitzmaurice has lent his influence and his means. "With a breadth of vision that saw not alone the good of the moment, but the need of the future he studied the problems that confronted him in the years of heavy work that have passed, and when his decision in each matter was readied it was found to be a just one an able one, and one that built for time to come as well as giving encouragement to the workers of the present. Bishop Fitzmaurice came a stranger to his people, and his fourteen years with them as bishop and religious leader have taught them his fine worth, his great ability, his kindliness, his firmness and the great nobility of his character. It is with a sincere appreciation of his gifts, and his works, that his people united in making the Golden Jubilee of his ordination the greatest event in his life, a celebration that will remain in the memory of all as a very great and a very wonderful occasion and will bring to him whom they honour the message of Joy—loyalty and affection. The Right Rev John E. Fitzmaurice, Erie’s fourth bishop, was born in Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, Ireland, in February, 1837, and is one of four brothers who have devoted their lives to the service of the Master in His Church. At the age of 15 he entered a law office in Dublin, and four years pursued his studios in the law. In 1839 he came to this country, and giving up the profession he had chosen, listened to a higher call to the priesthood. Ordained Dec 22 1862.

(See Paper for much more on Bishop Fitzmaurice)

Kerry Evening Star 1902-1914, Thursday, August 07, 1913; Section: Front page, Page: 1


(From The "New World," Chicago).

When the death of Rev. Thomas F. Troy, assistant pastor of Our Lady of the Angels, was announced last week it brought genuine sorrow to the hearts of the host of friends who loved and admired him for his many splendid qualities of head and heart: A scholar, a poet, a linguist, a historian, and above ail, true priest of God, of high, pure and lovable character, he was a man whose career was unfolding before him with great promise and whose death is a distinct loss to the archdiocese .Father Troy was a literary man of rare ability and attainment, and it may be mentioned in passing that when seized by the illness that proved fatal he was preparing a series of classical stories for children for The New World. We have some of his original poetry which we may publish at a later date. Being of a retiring disposition, the many high, scholarly and literary attainments of Father Troy were known only to those friends who were, very close to him, He was a great book lover, and notwithstanding his other duties and occupations—he found time to collect rare books from all over the world.

Father Troy was born thirty nine years ago in Listowel, Kerry County, Ireland, and went to St. Michael’s. College near his native place. He afterwards went to All Hallows College, and then, having come to this country, to St. Mary’s Seminary Baltimore, he made a very brilliant theological course at St. Mary’s, and was made a Bachelor of Theology at the end of his studies.

After his ordination he was temporally appointed assistant at St. Patrick’s, Chicago, after which he was assigned to St. James, his first permanent appointment, where he remained for eight years. While there he showed rare genius for organization, and the results of his work! Remain to this day, evidenced by the affection and regard in which his memory is cherished by the people of that parish. For the last eight years he had been at Our Lady of Angels Church, and here, too, he had won his way into the hearts of all. Father Troy took sick three weeks ago Wednesday. At the time that this occurred he had just had the happy experience of seeing his younger brother admitted into the holy priesthood. There were three brother’s in holy orders, and on one occasion was witnessed the edifying sight of three brothers priests, officiating on the same altar at the same time.

Closely following this happy event, Father Troy was taken ill with pneumonia, and he died on Friday, July 4th, his death was like his life , The last words he uttered in his delirium, was a sermon on Christian love. Father Trey was consoled during his last illness by a visit from His Grace the Archbishop.

The funeral services were held on Monday from Our Lady of Angels Church. The Mass was celebrated by His Grace, Most Rev. Archbishop Quigley, the assistant priest being Msgr. Flavin, V.G., rector of the Cathedral Des Moines. The deacon was Rev J A Quinn, pastor of Holy Angels Church, Aurora, who had been associated with Father Troy for eight years at St. James. The Sub-deacon was Rev William Cahill a lifelong friend of deceased. The deacons of honour were Revs. Joseph Reilly and Peter Shrewbridge. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. Thomas V Shannon. (Break)

INTERESTING CEREMONIAL AT OUR LADY OF ANGELS. On Sunday, June 22, an impressive and perhaps somewhat unusual ceremony was witnessed by the congregation of Our Lady of Angels Church it was on the occasion of a Solemn High Mass in which the three priests officiating were brothers and which was rendered all the more impressive by the fact that the celebrant was saying his first Mass. Rev. John J Troy, the newly ordained priest, was celebrant, Rev. Thomas F. Troy, assistant at Our Lady of Angels, was deacon, and Rev. James J. Troy, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Lenox, la., was-sub-deacon. Rev. Jas. A Hynes, the esteemed pastor of Our Lady of Angels Church, was assistant priest. Rev. Michael Enright of Springfield Ill., was master of ceremonies.

Rev. John. J. Troy was ordained June 17, at St. Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore, Md., and came to Chicago before leaving to visit his parents in Ireland in order that he might have an opportunity of offering his first Mass as a Solemn High Mass with his brothers as deacon and sub-deacon. The sermon was delivered by Rev. Thomas B. Shannon, pastor of St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Wilmette. Ills. At the end of the Mass the Rev. James Hynes, pastor of Our Lady of Angels, also made an address.

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We are delighted to share with you extracts from the 18th interview in the "Telling Our Story" series, in which Uainín Clarke SSL conducted an interview with the Juilly Community – Elizabeth Beirne SSL, Anne Killeen SSL, Deirdre O’Hanlon SSL, Clare Ryan SSL – on December 1, 2016, before the transfer of the trusteeship

"This year the moon will be near new moon, it will be a crescent, which means it will set before the Perseid show gets underway after midnight," Cooke also told "The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and that’ll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it."

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