knockanuare notes 9th December 2018

CONCERN CHURCH GATE COLLECTION will be held on, December 15th /16th.

MEETING: Special General Meeting of Newtownsandes Co-Operative will be held in the Marian Hall Moyvane on 12th December at 8pm.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC at the Arms Hotel, Listowel on Monday and Tuesday 17th and 18th December from 5 to 8pm.

LOTTO: there was no winner of the €2400 jackpot on Friday 7th December. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 20, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Aishling Griffin, Ardfert; 2. Con Lynch, Gortromagouna; 3. Annette & Mary, Moyvane Village Grill; 4. Sinead & Orla, Greaney, Kilmorna, and

5. Brendan Moloney, Derry Listowel, c/o Speedys. Next draw to be held on Friday 14th December with jackpot up to €2500. The next draw is the last of 2018!

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to pass on a sincere thank you to all the loyal supporters throughout the year. We would like to wish both you and your families a very safe and healthy Christmas!

PADRE PIO meeting, Lixnaw will be on Tuesday, Dec. 18th (3rd Tuesday) The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara. We look forward to welcoming Amanda Devine now resident in San Giovanni.

DEATH took place on 3rd December 2018 of Bridie McCarthy (née Dowling) of Gurtdromasillihy, Moyvane. Predeceased by her husband Gerry and son Jeremiah. Survived by her daughters Lesha, Noelette and Breda, sons David and Kieran, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, brother, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Requiem Mass for Bridie McCarthy was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 7th December followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH took place of Sean (John) O’Connor, Inchamore, Listowel, on the 1st December 2018, son of the late John. Survived by his mother Margaret, sister Mary, brothers B.J. and Gerard, nephews John, Jamie and Connor, niece Lisa, sister-in-law Bridget, brother-in-law Sean, aunts Sr. Augustine, Sr. Cornelius (Sacremento, USA) Bridie (Loughill), Mary (Glin) and Catherine (Ballybunion).

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Brian Dalton, Florida USA & Bridge Rd. Reposing Gleasures Funeral Home, Listowel Wednesday 12th Dec. arriving to the Church for 7.30pm. Requiem Mass Thursday 11.30am. Burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tom Relihan, Elizabeth Neumann, Nora Kennelly, Fr. Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Bandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Maguire, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Paidi O’Shea, Hannah Dillon, Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Mass Moyvane; Thurs 13th at 7.30pm for Sheila & Ned Buckley, The Village; Fri 14th at 7.30pm for Connie Shine, The Village & deceased of the Shine family; Sat 15th at 7.30pm for Pat Considine, Kimihil (Rec Dec), and Mass Sun 16th at 11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure; Mon 10th at 12noon Christmas Mass in Knockanure Community Centre for the Active Retired Group; Tues 11th at 7.30pm for Betty Neumann, Lissaniskea, & her parents John & Peggy McElligott, and Mass on Sun 16th at 10.00am for Jack Carmody, Knockanure.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: Annual Church Gate Collection was held on weekend 8th /9th December.

BEST WISHES to John and Lilly Lenihan of Florida and Moyvane on celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary.

RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS: Abbeyfeale parish invites parishioners to make a commitment to doing some act of kindness in the lead up to Christmas. Parish Random Act of Kindness Tree is Erected in the sanctuary of Abbeyfeale church.

AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Rd. Tarbert on Thur. 13th Dec. at 7pm. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre. All are very welcome.

RECONCILIATION evening in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 17th December at 8pm.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKAURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER evening of music, song & poetry will take place in Mairead’s Bar on Saturday 15th December, All welcome.

PARTY: Senior Citizens Party will take place on Sun. 16th Dec. in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford starting with Mass at 12.30pm. All welcome.

BALLYBUNION SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: takes place on Thursday 13th December in Cliff House Hotel. Mass at 7 p.m. Music by Stevie Donegan.

PARISH OFFICE: Wide selection of Religious Christmas Cards, Christmas Mass Bouquet Cards and Christmas gifts.

CÉILÍ: A céilí will take place in Moyvane Hall on Thursday, December 27 from 3 – 6pm with music by Donie Nolan. It is a fundraiser for the Stack Family, Moyvane. Further information from Marie 087 9542102.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sean Slemon who won the Munster Irish Dancing Championships in the INEC, he will travel to North Carolina for the World Championships, next year. His siblings Aaron and Leah are also competitive dancers.

BEST WISHES to Fiona Crowley of Knocknagree and William Kennelly of Ballygrennan, who were married at Listowel Church by Canon O’Connor, assisted by Fr. Tom McMahon. Best man was Niall Finucane and bridesmaid was Eilish Carmody. The reception was held at the Devon Inn.

SENIOR CITIZENS COMMITTEE: wish to thank all who attended their Annual Christmas Party. A special thanks to Fr. Kevin for celebrating Mass with us and a big thank you to the Marian Hall Committee for the use of the hall. This party would not be the success it is without every business in the Parish supporting us with Spot Prizes etc and the continued support of our main sponsors Newtownsandes Co-Op, Irish Wire, ICA Guild and Development Association. The committee with you all a very Happy Christmas and a Healthy New Year.

MASS IN DUAGH CHURCH NOW ON SUNDAYS: Fr. Jack is offering an extra Mass at the weekend in Duagh Church each Sundays at 11.30 a.m.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION presents a Gala Christmas Concert in association with Kerry Choral Union on Sunday 16th December @ 7.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Listowel.

TOASTMASTERS meet at the Arms Hotel, Listowel on 13th Dec. at 8pm.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration in Listowel, will continue every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

O’CONNELL’S AVE. GROTTO Rosary on Sunday 9th at 6pm. at the Grotto.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING on Monday Dec. 10th at 11am. Straight after Morning Mass in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

LIXNAW SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY on Sunday Dec. 16th at the Rose Hotel.

LEARNING HOW TO MEDITATE DURING ADVENT: You are invited to join a small group for meditation on Tuesday night (Dec. 11th) from 7.30 to 9pm at the Presentation Convent, Lixnaw. All welcome. Contact Sr. Una on (086) 2105061.

RAMBLING House will be held at Fr Casey’s club house, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, December 20 in aid of the Chemotherapy Day Ward at Kerry General Hospital.

MARY CULLOTY O’SULLIVAN: presents “Christmas Melodies”, An Evening of Christmas Carols and poetry, with guests “Finding your Voice”, Ladies singers on Friday 14th of December, 7.30pm, in the Parish Centre at the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. Donations for Living Links Suicide Charity. Refreshments after. All Welcome.

GLÓRACH THEATRE ABBEYFEALE is pleased to announce that Sean Keane and his band, as part of his Christmas by the Hearth Tour, will perform in concert at the Glórach on Saturday 15th December. Concert starts at 8pm.

CHRISTMAS IN GLIN: Please join us on Sunday, December 16 for a Christmas experience not to be missed. This will be the 2nd year that this event will take place.

EXHIBITION to commemorate Kerry’s first TDs now open at Tralee Library.

MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE: will hold its January Open Day on Saturday 12th of January (10am-1pm). For more visit

CLIMATE Change, people will not heed the politicians, until they reduce their flying miles and live in a more humble manner.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH In the Arm’s Hotel on Tuesday 11th December at 2.30pm.

SHOP LOCAL: Vouchers will be available this year in Abbeyfeale town to give as Christmas gifts and help encourage the shop local campaign. The Abbeyfeale Gift Voucher can be purchased at Abbeyfeale Credit Union in denominations of €10, €20 and €50.

FREE TRAVEL in Europe, details from DiscoverEU website.

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Thursday 27th December. Assembly is at the large carpark behind Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. The hotel is on the N21 and the public bus services stop a few hundred metres from the hotel. The Bus Éireann services from Tralee via Listowel at 11.00 and from Limerick at 11.35 are recommended.

Walkers will be transferred by Coach House Travel shuttle courtesy coach from Leen’s Hotel car park to Tullig Wood/Devon Road from where they will have a choice of either a 5.75 miles [9km] or 4.5 miles [7km] stroll, mostly along the old railway, back to Leen’s Hotel.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075.

ATHEA GAA Park: Páirc na nGael one of the best pitches around and almost €250,000 spent on lighting, running and walking track. Athea Journal is due out this week.

CONCERT: The Irish Rambling House group fresh from their successful Tour of Britain will perform in Concert in Siamsa Tire Tralee on Wednesday, December 12.

INTO: The President attended an event marking the 150th anniversary of the INTO, the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation.

CANTATA: Scoil Mhathair De students will perform their annual Christmas Cantata on Thursday, December 13 at 7pm in the Church of the Assumption.

LISTOWEL Pastoral Council are looking at organising a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land in the Fall of 2020. At the moment we just want people to express an interest in this ‘once in a life time trip’ to see if it would be worthwhile or viable. Please express your interest by giving your name to Denise (Parish Office) before the end of January 2019. More details later.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Advent Retreat: Led by: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th to Sun 16th Dec. This annual retreat which is open to all and is an ideal way to take time out for personal reflection and opportunity to participate in the sacrament of reconciliation. Please call 0667134276 for both residential and non-residential bookings.

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Thursday 27th December. Assembly is at the large carpark behind Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick between 12.30pm and 1.30pm

ST JOHN’S; Wed 12th 11.30am & 7pm, THE GRINCH. A seasonal stage performance by students from Coláiste Na Ríochta, Listowel.

Thu 13th to Fri 14th, LITTLE BO PEEPS CHRISTMAS MIX-UP. Centre Stage Theatre, Belfast return for four sellout shows over two days.

Fri 14th, Mon 17th – Wed 19th, MARY POPPINS. Theatrix Stage School presents a classic favourite.

Sat 15th, THE COUNTESS’ SALON. Director Shirley Keane and Opera Workshop present a night of opera and music favourites with Sarah Ellen Murphy, Róisín Walsh, Catriona Walsh, Kevin Neville, Eve Stafford and Irina Dernova – piano.

Thu 20th, THE KILL A MOCKINGBIRD. A youth theatre interpretation of the widely read novel presented by Theatrix Stage School.

MASS Times Listowel; CHRISTMAS MASS SCHEDULE: (Please note the times)

Christmas Eve – Monday, Dec. 24th 5.30 p.m. Children’s Vigil Mass with the Parish Folk Group.

8.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with Parish Choir. Christmas Day Mass: Tuesday, Dec. 25th at 9.00 a.m. Christmas Morning Mass at 11.30 a.m. Christmas Day Mass with the Parish Choir.

NEW SCHEDULE FOR WEEKEND MASSES FROM JANUARY 2019: Ballybunion weekend Masses will be at 7 p.m. vigil and 11.30 a.m. on Sunday Mornings. This new schedule

will begin in January 2019. Fr. Padraig and Fr. Sean celebrate the Masses in Ballybunion, Asdee/Ballylongford and Tarbert. Asdee has one Mass, Ballylongford and Tarbert

two each. This new schedule will allow two priest celebrate two Masses each on Sunday mornings. It is hoped to have the two Sunday morning Masses for June, July and August in Ballybunion.

The INTO was founded in 1868 to “unite and organise the teachers of Ireland and to provide a means for the expression of their collective opinion on matters affecting the interests of education and of the teaching profession”.

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019: Calling all Hartnett’s based West Limerick, North Cork and North Kerry. We are well into planning for our big weekend next July HarnettReunion2019

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Blood Sport Dáil Éireann debate –

Tuesday, 8 Jul 1969

Barry Desmond, In view of the fact that Denmark, Switzerland and Germany have seen fit to introduce such elementary protection for otters and so on, that France is now contemplating the introduction of such legislation and that many rivers in Britain are now completely denuded of such animals and that the churches in this country have specifically condemned this particularly odious perversion of sport, otter-hunting, would the Minister not consider it is high time he gave such facilities so as at least to preserve some of this species?

Michael Moran

Mr. Moran

I am not aware that the countries to which the Deputy has referred have taken any such steps. I have quite recently shot in Germany. They have special laws to enable the people to preserve certain areas so as to get an income from the hunting that goes on in that country, both wild bear and deer, and so on. The same goes for the other countries to which the Deputy refers. I know there is a very small minority view against all forms of beast sports but I think they would have to convert more people to their point of view before I should promulgate legislation in this House.

Dáil Éireann debate – Thursday, 1 Apr 1976

Joseph Dowling

Is the Minister aware that a person cannot race a dog on a greyhound racetrack unless he is a member of a coursing club? If he does not subscribe to blood sport or does not agree with it, such a person still has to be a member of a coursing club before he can race on a greyhound racing track. Will the Minister ensure that persons who do not approve of blood sport or coursing can race on a greyhound racing track without being a member of a coursing club?

Mark A. Clinton; Simply and solely because the coursing club is like Wetherbys, it is the registration authority. One does not have to course to run a dog on a track, if that is what the Deputy is saying. One can race a dog without ever coursing a dog or taking any part in blood sports as the Deputy says. They are the registration authority. Therefore, one has to operate through them. Just as in horse racing one has to operate through Weltherbys to prove the horses are thoroughbreds.

Special Committee Wildlife Bill, 1975 debate – Thursday, 1 Jul 1976

Mr. Brennan

The anti-bloodsports people are very much against falconers. It is the cruelest sport of all. I suppose when we allow coursing and hares to be captured, we cannot expect too much, but for a hawk to be sent up to take down a lark singing up in the air is to me the cruelest thing.

Mr. T. J. Fitzpatrick (Cavan)

This is nature in action, and you cannot defeat the natural practices of the hawk. We all see the hawk now and again.

LOCAL: Newtownsounds Lipskip December 2018.

Great show by local actors, imitating well known singers.

Newtownsounds Lipskip Moyvane

Rambling House Knockanure

Rambling House on Thursday 6th December, enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.

Famous Kerry People

Of The Past And Present

Famous Kerry people are the subject of these articles. Whether they are politicians, polar explorers, poets or writers, they are sportsmen and women, rebels and patriots, saints, priests and sinners. They are all Famous Kerry People

SUDAN: Over 4.5 million people have been displaced by fighting in South Sudan. Bishops noted that the conflict has not received adequate attention from the world’s media. Approximately 85% of South Sudanese refugees are women and 65% are children. Trócaire is responding to the crisis in South Sudan by supporting tens of thousands of people each month with food, water and other vital needs.

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