Knockanuare notes- 8th September 2019

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 9th September.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All welcome.  If attending please phone the centre on 49799.

GAA Knockanure Lotto; There was no winner of the €6000 jackpot on Friday 6th September. Numbers drawn were 17, 19, 22, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Peter, Tara & Joseph, Lisaniska; 2. Rose Costello, Kilmorna; 3. Martin J. Driver, 65. Collins Park, Abbeyfeale; 4. Gerry O’Connor, 14. Convent View, Listowel, and 5. Mary Holly, Listowel. Next  draw up to €6100 on Friday 13th September.

 SYMPATHY to Francine Collins & family on the death of her husband John Paul Collins of Tarbert.

DEATH of Kathleen (Kitty) Flynn (nee Faley), Coolaneelig, Duagh and formerly of Toureen, Duagh,  who passed away, in her 92nd. year, on Wednesday September 4th. 2019. She was aunt of Fr. Seán O’Connor (U.K.).

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora and Jimmy McCarthy, John P Ryan, Ned Stack, Ando Brosnan, Fr. Michael Maher, Anna Maria McGibney, Kitty Murphy, Jack Costelloe, Fr. Joseph Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Brendan Daly, Br. Bill Kelly, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Emmet Kennelly, Vivienne Rogan, Mass Moyvane Fri 13th at 7.30pm for Parishioners; Sat 14th at 4.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, The Village & Deceased of the Stack family & Ned Scanlon (please note time change – the Bishop has given permission to parishes to change Vigil Mass times to accommodate the match), and Mass on    Sun 15th at  11.00am for Daniel (Charlie) O’Brien, Listowel (Rec Dec). Mass at Knockanure- Sunday 15th September at 10.00am for Holy Souls.

PART-TIME POST CARETAKER/CLEANER:  Murhur National School, Moyvane, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Roll No. 13540G, invites applications for the post of Part-time Caretaker/Cleaner. Please forward Letter of Application along with the name, role and contact details for a minimum of two referees by post to Manager, Murhur NS, Moyvane, Listowel, Co. Kerry by Thursday 12th September 2019.  Please mark envelope clearly as “Application’’.

SET DANCING CLASSES:  Adult set dancing classes with Timmy Woulfe will continue for beginners only on Monday 9th September at 8pm in the Marian Hall and all other dancers from September 16th at 8pm.

MOYVANE SOCIAL BADMINTON:  Social Badminton will re-commence on Wednesday September 18th 10am to 11am.  Everyone welcome.

ST PIO TRIDIUM in Newcastlewest Church from September 18th to 20th, celebrant Fr. Mockler, begin each night at 7pm.

 PADRE PIO PILGRIMMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday 22nd September.  Bus leaves Ballybunion at 8 a.m.    Contact James on 087 7789929.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL – MEALS ON WHEELS could you spare an hour a week 12.30 to 1.30 once a week. St. Vincent De Paul Meals on Wheels urgently needs drivers to deliver meals. Contact 087-7817542.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING On Wed. Sept. 11th at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. from 10am to 2pm.

HOSPICE: Irelands Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice 2019  It’s this time of year again and Kerry Hospice benefits greatly from the coffee mornings around the county.  If you or a friend is interested in hosting a coffee morning we will supply you with Bewleys Coffee and this year they have included Tea also. You can contact the Kerry Hospice office on 066/7119070 or any branch member of the Hospice.

COFFEE MORNING:  Abbeyfeale’s Wednesday Club are hosting a coffee morning in Steve Smith’s Ploughman from 11-1pm on Friday, September 13 with all proceeds to Kerry Hospice Foundation.

OPEN NIGHT AT COLAISTE IDE AGUS IOSEF: The Open night for Sixth Class students will be on Tuesday, October 8. Parents and students are welcome from 6.50 pm and tours of the school will begin at 7.00 pm. The Principal will address parents at 7.45 pm and this will cover all the relevant topics about enrolling in school.   You can enrol that evening or further enrolment will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 9.30 – 11.30 am To enrol you will need to provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate and proof of their PPSN number.

FUNDRAISER FOR CANCER:  An American style Tea Party Fundraiser for the Cancer Breast and Chemotherapy units in University Hospital Limerick is being held on Friday, September 20 in Fr Casey’s GAA Club, Abbeyfeale. 4 course meal & dancing to Paddy Quilligan. Tickets €25. Further details from Mary on 0876377310.

ARA NA FEILE:  Abbeyfeale Active Retired Group will re-convene on Wednesday, September 11 at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre, (Old Tech) Mountmahon.  New members welcome.

JOSEPHINE’S SET DANCING CLASSES:  Autumn has arrived and set dancing classes at the GAA are starting on Wednesday September 18 with Josephine.   8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 0879267037.

ST JOHN’S Listowel; Tuesday 17th Sept. The Best of Traditional; Thursday 19th –Oneday; Fri. 20th Culture night (5 to 10pm), more from 068 22566.

SEPTEMBER AT THE GLÓRACH:  First up on Thursday, September 12 is Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford, supported on the night by Trevor Sexton. Leroy Troy and his Hillbilly Trio come to town, they make their debut at the Glórach, it’s rare a bluegrass group of this calibre come to Abbeyfeale on Saturday, September 14th , enquiries please contact 0871383940.

CLASSES IN THE OLD TECH MOUNTMAHON:  The following courses are starting up the middle of September. If you wish to register, please call Mary in the office: 06831198.


Theatric Theatre School -drama, dancing, singing and prop making classes begin in Abbeyfeale on Monday, September 16 from  4-5pm. Performance of Oliver Twist will take place on the week of December 2. Suitable for ages 4-16.  Places available.  Now enrolling. Call Jo Jordan 087 6104224.

IRISH DANCING CLASSES:   Brendan Croghan TCRG ADCRG   Former Lead Riverdance   Teach na Feile Community Centre (Boys Old Nationsl School)  New Street, Abbeyfeale   Tuesday September 10 from  2;30 to 3:30 Juniors/Seniors   3;30 to 4:30 All Other Age Groups    Contact Details: Brendan 086 8109819 .

 MANAGING STRESS IN OUR DAILY LIVES:  FREE 8-week programme starting on Monday, September 30, in St Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, from 10am to 12.30pm. Contact Adrienne on 087 277 3294 to register.

ACCORD TRALEE in St. John’s Parish Centre are seeking volunteers to work for a few hours in the evenings, Monday to Friday.  For further information please contact Fr. Francis Nolan in St. John’s  Parish  Centre  on  066  7122522  or  the Accord Centre on 066 7122280.

NATIONAL CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH;   Our National Culture Night is slated for Friday, September 20.   Glórach will play its part by hosting a Scoraiocht, which we’re describing as an opportunity for local people to meet up, make merry and be entertained by local entertainers and performers

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, contact 066 7134276. Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Mass celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne, Tues., Sept. 17th  7.30pm-9.30pm.

Fr. Sean Sheehy, 10 week Certificate Course: Group Leader training to lead discussions on Faith, Sacraments, Morality and Prayer Catechesis based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Wednesdays 7.00pm – 8.30pm beginning Wed. 25th Sept.

CLIMATE CRISIS: FOOD, FLOODS AND FAITH WORKSHOP: Diocesan Justice, Peace and Integrity of

Creation Committee invite you to a workshop with eco leaders Lisa Fingleton and Martha Farrell on Tuesday 17th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Admission is free and all are welcome.

UPCOMING CEILI’S IN TOURNAFULLA: Friday, October 4 with the Striolan Ceili Band and Friday, November 8 with Taylor’s Cross.  9.30pm – 12.30am.  Refreshments served.

POKER RUN:  Shannon Gleeson is holding a poker run on Sunday,  September 29 in aid of the Hope Foundation.  She is going to Kolkata in March 2020 and in order to go they have to fundraise roughly €3000. The Poker run is starting in Jack O’Rourkes Bar Abbeyfeale, Registration is at 10:30am and there is a prize for the best hand.

THE JOY OF LOVE IN MARRIAGE: A Marriage Enrichment Weekend offers married couples of all ages in a good relationship, private time to rekindle the joy of their love. The next (residential) weekends (Friday 8 pm to Sunday 4.30 pm) will be held at The Lake Hotel Killarney from 15th – 17th November. For information and to book, visit   or phone 064-6644319 or 086-6095168.

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

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2019 – Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sun. Sept.22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, 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. More info here: or call 089 239 8900.

ROSARY: Coastal Rosary for Life, Faith and Love: Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October 13th at 2.30pm. We will join in with many countries around the world. To register a location please visit or text/call 087 278 6552.

Kerry People 1902-1928, Saturday, December 12, 1903; Section: Front page, Page: 1


December 8th, 1903: ” To the Editor of The Kerry People.

Sir,—Kindly publish the following letters and subscription list, which I have been prevented, by  pressure of other business, from sending to the Press before now.—Truly-yours, JOHN BREEN.

Estate Office, Listowel, October 26, 1903 Dear Fr. Breen—I enclose with great pleasure Lord Listowel’s subscription of fifty pounds (£50) to your building fund. With many congratulations on the progress you have, made.—I am, yours very faithfully, •James D. Crosbie.

The Rev. John Breen,

President St. Michael’s College.

Limerick, October 29, 1903. John Macaulay, Esq., Listowel. Dear Sir,—We are pleased to be able to respond to your appeal on behalf of the College at Listowel, -which appears to have been fulfilling a very useful purpose in the neighbourhood. It would clearly be almost a disaster to the cause of local education, were it to be closed through lack of necessary funds. Enclosed is cheque for twenty five guineas.—James Bannatyne and Sons, Ltd. J. E. Goodbody, Director.

St. Clair, Schuylkill County, Penna., U.S.A.

Mr. M. J. Nolan, J.P.

 My Dear Sir,—As one of the students who entered St. Michael’s College, Listowel, in the spring of ’79, a few  weeks after it had been opened, I congratulate you and the other laymen, and the  clergy of North Kerry, who are taking such an interest in its welfare and  preventing its destruction, now seriously threatened. I enclose a money order for five pounds to be devoted to the repairs, so sadly needed, of my Alma Mater, in order that the rising male generation of North Kerry may have at their doors the means of obtaining a sound education. The sum I send is small, but we here, priests and people, have many calls, oftentimes very pressing and needing to be attended to. I expect to spend within a year the sum of one thousand on the Church property. All of which must be collected by me from the congregation or from outsiders. I sincerely hope you yourself and family are enjoying health and happiness, as also all the old friends. I am very well, though busy devising means for my intended improvements.—sincerely yours, John J. O’Connor.

374, Park-street, South Melbourne.

 My Dear Michael,—I enclose money order for three guineas for St. Michael’s College Repairs Fund. The subscribers are Father Lynch, St. Kilda’s, Melbourne; Father Kennedy, Beechworth, and myself—a guinea each. P.J. Nolan.

M. J. Nolan, Esq., J.P.

Trip to Knock Sept 2019


Sample of Concert Duagh

PLOUGHING: In preparation for hosting the Diocesan Stand 399 at the National Ploughing Championships Bishop Denis Nulty is inviting people all around the country to choose their favourite prayer, perhaps a prayer learnt at their mother’s knee or handed down ó ghlúin go glúin in their family. People can send their prayer by email to [email protected]  or post them directly to him at Bishop’s House, Dublin Rd, Carlow. The closing date for entries is September 10.

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