knockanuare notes- 9th June 2019

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 14th June at 10am.  To book please phone Noreen on 49238.

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock from Knockanure, Moyvane and Tarbert takes place on Wednesday 3rd of July 2019, details from Margaret at 087 2976 304 and Nuala at 068 36166.

SCHOOL: At a recent Board of Management at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following vote of sympathy was passed – To the Molyneaux Family Knockanure on the death of Tom Molyneaux Meen Listowel.

BEST WISHES to Maureen Sweeney (née Flavin) originally from Knockanure, she was at Blacksod weather station in Mayo in June 1944. At the age of 21 prevented the loss of many soldier’s lives on the beaches of Normandy with the help of her weather forecast. Her readings pinpointed a short window of opportunity that Eisenhower needed to launch his D-Day invasion, thereby led to end of the war. Maureen now aged 96, told her story in a documentary on RTE on Thursday last June 6th, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing.

CONGRATULATIONS to Johnny Cronin of Moyvane who recently married Sarah McGrath at Séipéal San Nioclás, Ring, Dungarvan, the reception was held at Park hotel Dungarvan.

Congratulations also to Bolka Family on the birth of their Baby Girl Amelia.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €4700 jackpot on Friday 7th June. Numbers drawn were 1, 15, 16, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. M & M Mangan, Lyreacrompane; 2. Mary Wallace, Glin; 3. Donie Lynch, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Rose Costello, Kilmorna, and

5. Edward Bermingham, Westmeath. Next draw on Friday 14th June with jackpot up to €4800.

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMERS GROUP: would like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection – Knockanure €189.90 and Moyvane €545.

SYMPATHY: To Tony Kiely & family, Woodgrove on the death of his bother Joseph who died on 17th May 2019 in Limerick. To Ann O’Keeffe & family, Trien on the death of her brother Tony Foley, Carrigaline, Cork.  Funeral Mass was celebrated in Carrigaline on Saturday 8th June 2019.

DEATH on the 3rd June, 2019, of Anne Dillon (née Stack), 62 Church Street, Listowel and late of Carrueragh, Kilmorna. Predeceased by her sister Bríd O’Connor. Survived by her husband Liam, son Éamon, daughters Colette and Áine, grandchildren Tomás, Liam, Dara, Art, Anna and Evie, brothers Willie and Brendan, sister Sr. Stella, sons-in-law David O’Connor & Stephen O’Sullivan, daughter-in-law Hazel, brothers-in-law Dónal O’Connor & Noel Dillon, sisters-in-law Kathleen & Christine Stack, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces. Requiem Mass for Anne Dillon was celebrated in Listowel Church on Thursday morning, with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of Tom Molyneaux, Meen, Listowel, (suddenly) on the 24-05-2019 at University Hospital Kerry. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by his loving family, brothers Mossie and Richie, sisters Mary, Anne and Theresa, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and many friends.

Requiem Mass for Tom was celebrated on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, burial afterwards in St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O’Dwyer, Sr. Helen Keane, Liam Cronin, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kiely, Mai O’Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Cillian O’Connor, David Riordan, Joan Keane, Mass in Moyvane; Wed 12th at 7.30pm for The deceased of the Moore, Healy & McKenna families

Glin Road; Fri 14th  at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch, Woodgrove; Sat 15th  at  7.30pm for Nora & Jack Walsh, Leitrim East, and  Sun  16th, Mass at 11.00am for Jim Groarke, The Village, & deceased of the Groarke & McKenna families. Mass Knockanure on Sunday 16th June at 10.00am for Parishioners.

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard, Abbeyfeale, every Tuesday from 7-8pm.   More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large.  In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

ART EXHIBITION: will take place in St. Joseph’s Day Room of Listowel Community Hospital on Friday 14th June at 2.30pm exhibiting residents art work.  A fun draw will take place on the day in aid of activities for St. Joseph’s Unit. Tickets still available.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  The L1013 (Bog Road). from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 10thJune at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 14th June.  The road will be fully opened on weekends. The R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford road works will start Monday 10th June until Friday 14th June under a traffic light system. Meanwhile REACH ACTIVE have informed us of the following: The planned commencing date of the ducting works on the L1021 from Banbury’s Cross to Gale Bridge is the 1st July and the expected completion date is 30th August.

CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE:  Having given an impressive performance on his Abbeyfeale debut at the Glórach Theatre in 2017, Steo Wall returns to the esteemed venue with fellow musicians Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell under the collective name, Hearts of Men.  Combining folk, traditional and original numbers, as well as three very distinctive vocal styles, Hearts of Men will be playing at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm.  A concert not to be missed, be sure to book at 0871383940 to guarantee a seat on the night.  Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR – will resume choir practice on Mon. June 10th  from 1.30pm to 2.30pm in the Hospital Chapel, Listowel. New members welcome. Contact Mairead 086-8696341. Also, the recently launched CD of the choir is available from Listowel Parish Office.

SIAMSA TÍRE – are holding auditions for people of all ages on Sat. 15th of June from 10am – 6pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Auditions for those aged 7 – 12 from 10am – 2pm, age 13-17 from 2pm – 4pm and age 18+ from 4pm – 6pm. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066-7123055 to make an appointment.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold Family Story Time session as part of the Cruinniú na nÓg Festival, on Saturday 15th June 2.30 PM – 3.10 PM. Free event All welcome.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 10th June in the Parish Meeting Room.

CAMP: Moyvane Summer Camp runs from 8th to 11th of July for age 4 to 12 years, time 10am to 2pm, details from Liam at 087 3139 176.

CHOIR: The Jesuit High School Choir from Carmichael,  California,  U.S.A.  led by Leah Heine and Rex Rallanka, will sing at the 6.10pm Mass in Tralee on Saturday June 15

BOOKS,  DVDs  AND  CDs: for sale every Thursday at Kerry Life and Family Centre (in lane beside the Imperial Hotel, Denny Street) from 10.45am to 4pm. All welcome. Enquiries 087 659 0551.

TRALEE 10- 30AM MASS  SUNDAY 16th June, will be celebrated in The Kerry Group Marquee in Tralee Town Park (entrance by main gates) as part of the annual Féile na mBláth @ The Park Festival.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8pm-9.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn, a guided participative experience, Fri. 14th to Sun. 16th June. Sacred Circle Dance – To mark World Day of Circle Dance: Bernadette Purcell PBVM, Sat. 6th July 10.30am-4pm. Stress Reduction Weekend: Clodagh McCarthy, Fri. 12th to Sun. 14th July. For bookings: Phone 066-7134276.

SURGERY OVER THE BORDER:  Are you on a HSE waiting list? Know someone who is?

Visit for more information.  Do not forget that Nenagh General Hospital offers cataract operations.

CELEBRATIONS:  The Bruach Na Carraige Cultural Centre in Rockchapel is in operation twenty years this June.  To mark the occasion there will be Mass in the Centre on Friday June 14 at 8pm followed by a rambling house session. On Saturday, June 15 there will be a concert featuring Bryan O Leary on accordion, Anne O Connell on Fiddle,  Francis O Connor on flute, Brien Mooney on bouzouki,  Nickie and Ann McAuliffe, Ceoltoiri  Sliabh Luachra, and others, All welcome.

MENS HEALTH WEEK:  Men’s health week will run from Monday June 10 -16.  The overall aims of MHW are to:  Heighten awareness of preventable health problems for males of all ages.  Support men and boys to engage in healthier lifestyle choices / activities.  Encourage the early detection and treatment of health difficulties in males.

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Next meeting Tuesday, June 18 at 8pm in Maple Lodge NCW.  Further information Mary Danagher 086 3514700.  New members welcome.

GOLDEN Jubilee Celebration: Fr. Tom Crawford will celebrate his Golden Jubilee in June 2019. Mass will be celebrated in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin on Sunday 23rd June at 1pm.

Congratulations to Canon Frank Duhig who will celebrate 50 years in the priesthood with a mass in Newcastle West church on Saturday, June 15 at 12.30pm.


presented by Tony  Baloney Puppet Theatre. Suitable for 4 -10 year olds. Admission Free. In association with Kerry Co. Council.

 Thu 20th @ 11am           MAMMA- MIA

A short musical.  End of term performance by Kerry Parents  and Friends, directed by Joe Burkett.

 Tues 25th –  Fri 28th       THE WIZARD OF OZ

End of term presentation by Theatrix Stage School directed by Jo Jordan.

D-Day Maureen Flavin Sweeney

ANAM CARA KERRY – the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tuesday 11th June at 7.20pm in Recovery Haven, 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. Please note there are no events in July or August. Please contact us on [email protected] or 085-2888888.

UNDERSTANDING & MANAGING CHILDREN & YOUNG PEOPLE’S ANXIETIES & WORRIES:  This FREE workshop will be held on Thursday, June 13, at 7pm in the Newcastle West Library, in association with West Limerick Resources’ SICAP programme. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the workshop, which is being delivered by Carina McEvoy, qualified clinical hypnotherapist & psychotherapist. To register your place for the workshop please contact Dearbhla, at West Limerick Resources, on 087 6750869 or email [email protected]

HARNETT REUNION: Carina Prendeville is currently working on their magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories.  You can contact her on[email protected]

 A full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join.  Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn.  Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Brian Harnett Tenor has confirmed that he will be performing.  Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry.

The event is open to everybody.

PRAY: From Ascension Day, Thursday May 30th until Sunday June 10th Pentecost Sunday, Christians all over the world will be pray for the gift of God’s spirit on those we love and on all people. People pray hoping to be more attentive to God’s spirit in the world. They hope especially that those who have lost a sense of connection with Jesus Christ might be encouraged and inspired to know him anew in their lives.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 10th February in the Parish Meeting Room.

SISTERHOOD OF ELIZABETH NUNS FROM BELARUS will be visiting our church  on Wednesday morning next  12th  June for 10.30am. morning Mass. They will have a small display of handmade Icons, ceramics, decorations & other artefacts produced in the workshop in their convent for sale after mass.

JUNE RETREAT DAYS AT GLENSTAL ABBEY Monday 24th – One Day Retreat for Men. Tuesday 25th – Silent Retreat Day for Women. Wednesday 26th – Day Retreat for Women (not silent). Reflect, relax and pray in the peaceful and beautiful surrounds of the Abbey.  Guided by monks of the monastery, the day will include a number of talks, Mass, Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. Meals and Refreshment breaks are included. Registration 10am. Finish 5pm. Cost €45. For more information; 061-621005 / [email protected] /

VACANCY EXISTS on Community Employment for a Housekeeper in Talbot Grove, Castleisland and an Administrator Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane (temporary post).If eligible contact 087/2747626 or email:

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019: 29th August to 3rd September                                                                            175th Anniversary of St. Bernadette.  Contact: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219.

ARTIST ON RTE 1:  Brian O’Rourke is a local, award winning artist, who received his Honors Degree in Fine Art Painting from Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD) in 2018.  He is one of 6 artists, selected nationally, to take part in RTE’S upcoming documentary focusing on preparation and Artistic process for Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) open call show.  The documentary is called Exhibitionists: Road to The RHA and will be shown on RTE1 on June 27 at 10.15pm.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED:  Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at [email protected] .

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: Two weeks left of our campaign and, thanks to our funders and supporters, we have reached 161% of our funding target.  At this point our focus is on honouring Liam’s memory by distributing Fluid Forms widely.  We anticipate launching Fluid Forms on December 5 at Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin.  You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site (40 euro/copy) @—liam-flynn

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Deserted Shannon Airport 5 June 2019. President Trump on his first visit to ireland as President, seven US presidents have visited Ireland while in office. J F Kennedy was first in 1963. Just before the President’s visit, only Garda presence visible, no sign of welcome or protesters.

LOCAL: The idea for Brona Chocolate initiated from running our shop, Mr Duffy’s Traditional Sweetshop in Tralee. Though we were stocking Irish chocolate (and there are many brilliant Irish chocolatiers) we felt that nobody was producing a large range of bars such as we were having to import from the UK and Europe. So began an incredible journey into research and training.

Little did I know that chocolate is the most complex compound known to science with over 1500 identified flavour components (compared to 500 in wine).

At Brona Chocolate we have perfected twenty-four different flavour combinations so far – something to suit everyone.

Skibbereen Eagle 13 May 1922

RIC casualties from 1st January 1919 to 11th July 1921, date of truce; Policemen killed 366; Wounded 572; Soldiers killed 128; wounded 296- total 1,362.

See paper for payments for disbanded policemen.

Freemans Journal 1763-1924, 01.11.1924, page 8

Revival of Railway Smoking Concert was held on Thursday at the Mansion House, it was the first reunion since 1919. Sir Walter Nugent, Bart., presided. Singing by Miss Caroline Hutchard and Mr. Thrope Bates. Other Dublin artists also contributed including, Miss Agnes L O’Kelly, Mr J C Doyle, Mr Joseph O’ Neill. Jimmy O’Dea provided comedy.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, 29.10.1927, page 10

Catholic Journalist Honoured; Martin Melvin K.G.C.S.G. was knighted by King in birthday list. He was chairman of Birmingham Catholic Reunion 1916-1919. Chairman National Congress in 1923. Pope Benedict XV conferred towards end of the war. He was proprietor of the “Universe”

Recent commemoration of fourth century sack of Rome and part played by Swiss Guards.

Pilgrimage to Rome under the Franciscan Fathers.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, 26.02.1946, page 3

WAR: We remember that in World War 1, though hostilities ceased in November 1918, casualties in 1919 were the heaviest of all. The awful thought was that the so called finished war had yet to claim the majority of its victims. As a result of war it was for the people to help the Red Cross in their endeavours. Fr Duggan said that Men are brothers not because they are sons of the same mother, not because they are citizens of the same state. It is fundamental Christianity that men are brothers primary and essentially because for each and every one of them God poured out his Blood in Redemptive Sacrifice. (See paper for full report)

Irish Press 1931-1995, 18.12.1971, page 12

Book; Irish Statesman and Rebel; The Two Lives of Eamon de Valera, by Bill Severn, reviewed by George Rice. Up Dev down Cos shouted the Dublin woman.

De Valera visited America in 1919 and met his elderly mother. Huge crowds greeted Dev in America and he answered questions about IRA and remarked that English said the same about America when they were fighting for their freedom. He wanted an Irish Republic for the whole Island.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, 29.11.1978, page 6

William Barry’s History of  the Port of Cork Steam Navigation 1815 to 1915. It contains many facts up to 1918. (See Journal of Cork Historical and Archaeological Society 1919)

Kenmare torpedoed March 1918, with loss of 27 crew. Innisfallen sunk by German submarine May 23 1918, loss 11 lives; Cormorant sunk by mine Oct 1914, crew saved; Fulmar sunk by mine March 1916, one of crew drowned; Inniscarra, sunk by German submarine May 12 1918 loss of 28 lives; Dotterel sunk by mine 29 Nov. five lives lost; Lestris captured by German destroyers July 1916; Serula sunk by torpedo 16 Sept. 1918 with 13 lives lost; Lismore sunk German submarine April 12 1917 with loss of five lives; Merganiser sunk by submarine in Nov. 1915 crew saved; Bandon sunk by torpedo 13 April 1917, loss of 27 lives; Bitten sunk by submarine Aug. 1915, crew saved; Vaneellus sunk by mine Oct 1 1916, three of crew drowned; Tringa sunk by submarine 26 Nov.1915 three lives lost; Rallus sunk by submarine Sept 1916, crew saved; Dafila torpedoed July 1917, loss of two lives and Clangula torpedoed Nov. 1917, loss of 15 crew. Book contains picture of Ardmore which was sunk by torpedo Nov 1917 with loss of 19 lives.

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