knockanuare notes 9th September 2018

WELCOME to all who come to us every year for the Listowel races. Thanks to all who relish the weekly notes, it makes the effort worthwhile.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: Annual Church gate collection will take place on the 15th/16th September.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Please note that there will be NO Adoration in either Church this coming week due to the Listowel Races. Adoration resumes on Tuesday 18th and Wednesday 19th at usual times.

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236.

PLASTIC: Céad míle fáilte roimh chuile dhuine to the screening of the Irish eco-documentary “Plastic in Paradise” with director Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock rd., Killarney on Wednesday 19th September at 8pm. This free evening is part of the Diocesan Be Part of the Solution to Plastic Pollution initiative for the Season of Creation. Please note not a single town or village in the Vicinity has a water fountain or tap accessible to the public.

WOMEN’S PENSIONS FOLLOW-UP MEETING to be held Monday, 17thSeptember in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. All are welcome. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. Kerry TDs & County Councillors have also been extended an invitation.

DEATH has taken place of Jack Costelloe of Trien, Knockanure, son of Jack and Jule (nee Stack), survived by siblings Ann and Peg, predeceased by Sr. Mary, Ned, Paddy and Billy. He was laid to rest in England on 10th September 2018.

DEATH has taken place of Rev. Fr. Gerard O Connell, Clandouglas, Lixnaw and formerly of Irremore, Duagh and Derrinagree Parishes. Following Requiem Mass at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 5th September 2018. Fr. Gerard was laid to rest in Kilfeighney Cemetery, Lixnaw.

Fr. Gerard was Parish Priest of Duagh / Lyre July 1997 to July 2004. He preceded Fr. Pat Moore. (R.I.P). He also served as Assistant Priest in Irremore / Lixnaw right up unto March 2014 when he

went into Fatima Nursing Home, he was a dedicated priest who worked in Kerry Diocese for almost 25 years.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Michael Maher, Anna Maria McGibney, Kitty Murphy, Fr. Joseph Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Br. William Kelly, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Walsh, Margaret Daly, Mass Moyvane; Wed 12th at 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen

& deceased of the Galvin family; Sun 16th at 11.00am for Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy.

Mass Knockanure on Tuesday 11th at 7.30pm for Mary O’Connor, Keylod and Sun 16th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

MASS MOYVANE; Thurs 13th at 11.30am- Murhur N.S. – Start of year Mass (in the Church)

All welcome and Sat 15th at 7.30pm- Special Intention – sick.

ST PIO: The new season begins in Lixanw on Tuesday, September 18th. (3rd Tuesday) D.V.

The prayer group will be marking the 50th anniversary of St. Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of the stigmata.

ADULT SET DANCING: for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. Everyone welcome.

GAA Lotto Results for Knockanure. There was no winner of the €9700 jackpot on Friday the 7th September. Numbers drawn were 17, 19, 26, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Dapper & Patsy Walsh; 2. Reece Kennelly-Horgan, Knockanure; 3. Aidan McEnery, Moyvane; 4. Helen O’Brien, Scrahan, Duagh, and 5. Noreen Flavin, Bunghara, Listowel. Next draw on Friday 14th September with jackpot up to €9800.

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

RAMBLING House in Knockanure was a lively and enjoyable night on the 6th of September, several from County Limerick participated and blended in well with the local talent. Thanks to all who were involved, we are eagerly waiting the next session.

LISTOWEL RACES ACCOMMODATION offices numbers 0877382083 and 0874355363.

FRUIT: Plenty of wild fruit now available, very few use it now.

PLOUGHING: 2018 National Ploughing Championships. 18th, 19th. & 20th. September at Screggan Tullamore Co Offaly.

AGM: The Community First Responders will hold their AGM in the hall Athea on Wednesday 12th September at 8:30pm. Since June, after satisfying certain criteria, the group are now directly linked to NEOC (National Emergency Operations Centre). This means we are attending a lot more callouts. Everyone is very welcome to attend the AGM and because of increased activity, new volunteers are especially welcome.

COFFEE Morning aid of Milford Hospice will take place in the Hall on Thursday, September 20th. All support greatly appreciated.

MUSIC: Athea Comhaltas Classes. Registration for music and singing classes will take place on Tuesday next, September 11th in the Hall at 6pm.

MUSIC CLASSES; Glin Comhaltas are starting music classes – first term on Wed 12th! Registration takes place on Monday 10th at 7pm in Ceol Cobrai Hall All children welcome! Instruments available to rent.

DIOCESAN WORKSHOP FOR CHOIRS: Ms. Veronia McCarron, renowned choral director and conductor, will present a workshop for parish choirs and choir directors on Tuesday, Oct.2nd 2018 in the J. P.II Pastoral Centre, Killarney at 7:00pm.

DRAMA Group AGM will take place at the Library Athea on Tuesday, September 11th at 8.30pm. New members especially welcome.

GLIN Triathlon 2018 Results; Oisin "The Shark" O’Sullivan first out from the swim in Glin Tri., his team mates: dad David O Sullivan who was on bike and Fergal FitzGerald who was on foot.

50th ANNIVERSARY: Glin Rovers F.C. 50th Anniversary 2018. To mark the clubs 50th year having been founded in 1968, they are organising a Celebration Social on Friday 9/11/18 at the Listowel Arms. John Delaney, Chief Executive Officer of the FAI will be a special guest for the night. They are currently organising a commemorative club booklet full of our History, Roll of Honours and photos from the past and present.

HOLY COMMUNION DATES FOR 2019: Our two National Schools have informed us that Holy Communion dates for 2019 are as follows: Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure – Sat May 11th at 11am.

Murhur N.S. Moyvane – Sat May 25th at 11am.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING On Wednesday Sept. 12th at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. from 10am to 2pm.

LISTOWEL CHILDREN’S CHOIR This new choir under the aegis of Kerry School of Music begins rehearsals on Tuesday, September 18th in St. Patrick’s Hall, Upper William St. under Lisselton Soprano Emma Tarrant B.Ed. Rehearsals continue weekly during school term from 6.15-7.15pm. Call or message 0874103220 or 066-7125690 for further details.

ST JOHN’S; Pauline Sharp’s Art is being displayed in St John’s Theatre in Listowel for the month of September. Pauline Tee, who lives in Glenbawn, has called her exhibition “Essence of Equine – an exhibition of artworks in oils related to everything equine, including yardmates. Capturing horses of every description in all their beauty.” The exhibition opened on Saturday September 1st.

Tues 18th, RATH- A film produced by Mieke Vanmechelen which tells the story of Brendan O Sullivan, born and bred and still living in the townland of Rath in the mountains near Kenmare, Co. Kerry. Chronicling the journey of Brendan through nearby fields and places where he spent time as a child. The film focuses on historical facts and tells his personal story. The film highlights our interconnectedness with place and the value of our ancestry.

Wed 19th, THE BEST OF IRISH- A Music Network tour featuring Maírtín O Connor – accordian, Maighread Ní Dhomhnaill- vocals and Séamie O Dowd- guitar, fiddle, vocals.

Fri 21st, CULTURE NIGHT- An evening of film, songs, stories and music featuring the best of local talent both young and old with Sonny Egan, Frances Kennedy, John Lynch’s archival films, St John’s Youth Theatre. Also Shame Love in Shame. The RTE Radio documentary on One produced by Conor Keane on the life of Peggy McCarthy, will be aired followed by a discussion. All welcome. Admission free. More from 068 22566.

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH: As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, ‘The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro’. This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937. The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH: Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

SOCIAL DANCING: Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway every Tuesday from 8pm.

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY – takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops – (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games),

RAMBLING House Knockalougha, Duagh on the third Tuesday of every month.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to 19th September, departing from Shannon. Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

from 21st—28th September.

MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17. Contact Annemarie Tydings, 0871013804.

KNOCK: Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084. David Davy 087 0994272.

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA: A book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s and following Mass in Abbeyfeale.

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) in Teach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale. Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

IRISH RED CROSS: The West Limerick branch of the Irish Red Cross is recruiting new voluntary members to help with our duties in the West Limerick area. Driver training will be offered to all new members. Drivers need a full clean licence and have to be over 25. First aid training will be offered to new members over 18. There will be an information night in St Ita’s hall, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 12 from 8-9pm. Further information Ciara (086) 3106009.

ST MICHAEL’S WELL LIXNAW: ANNUAL MASSES Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm.

POSITIVE PARTNERSHIP IN RECOVERY you are invited to attend Thursday 20th September from 10am. to 4pm. in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. RSVP: Jackie Farrell at Jackie.farrell or 0162073030 Guest Speakers, 6 interactive workshops. Who is it for? People using the Mental Health Services, people experiencing mental health challenges, family members and friends supporting a loved one with metal health challenges, service providers and those interested in positive mental health and promoting recovery.

ANNUAL SUICIDE CANDLELIGHT VIGIL: on Monday September 10th at Pearse Park, Tralee at 8.30pm. Organised by Open Arms Kerry. Music on the night by Seamus Harty. All Welcome.

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236, to collect your coffee. Or alternatively you can log on to

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’: West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm. ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm. To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources, edillon or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230 or 068/51984 or 068/31262.

CHALLENGE: The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Rainbows offers a 9 week listening, group support programme for children following a bereavement or parental separation.

Children will be grouped together depending on their age and loss experience.

Rainbows is suitable for children from age 7 years and in 1st class up to 6th class.

Rainbows is not counselling or professional therapy. Parents are invited to visit Start date: 19th September at 5.15pm. Info – Toni on 23584.

OFFICE MOVE: Please note that the Abbeyfeale Office of West Limerick Resources has relocated to St Ita’s Hall, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale. If you have any enquiries, please call to the office and speak to Nora or you can call Mary on 087 9382883.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed.12th Sept. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic: What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays – beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

GOLF CLASSIC: Cashen Course 5th October in aid of the Church Debt Repayment and the Ballybunion Tidy Towns. Contact Noel on 089 4128600

CORK AUTISM CONFERENCE 2018 – Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sunday September 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas, Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and Aspergers Syndrome. All are welcome. More info here: or call 089 239 8900

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED – Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers…required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean. No previous overseas exp required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin – open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply for more information.

WORDS – “I realise that patriotism is not enough. I must have no hatred or bitterness towards anyone.” – last words of nurse Edith Cavell, before her execution in 1915.


Leinster Express 16 Nov 1833

—There is no news in Rome at present, except that an allocution to the Cardinals, which he delivered in a private consistory, the last day of September, has been lately published, in which his Holiness relates all the nefarious attempts which have been made by Don Pedro to upset religion in Portugal, and reprobates them in the strongest terms, threatening to use the spiritual arms which the lord has placed at his disposal. As the Liberals of all Europe are combined with Don Pedro, a great cry out will be excited against the Pope for the bold step he has taken; but he could not well remain silent while religion was trampled in a country which had been always Catholic and faithful."—Limerick Chronicle.

Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Tuesday, 31 December, 1867; Page: 2

The Spanish Cortes were opened yesterday. The address to the throne refers to the Roman Question, and states that the place of Spain in a conference on the subject would be at the side of the Pope.

Nenagh Guardian 3 Sept. 1873 p3

"ONLY AN IRISHMAN." An American paper. in an article under the title of "Only an Irishman :— Berkeley, the philosopher, was only an Irishman. Robert Fulton, the inventor of steam navigation, was only an Irishman, by descent. Curran, the inimitable orator and wit, was only an Irishman, Duns Scotus, the most subtle philosopher of the Middle Ages was only an Irishman. Donegan, editor of the most comprehensive Greek lexicon, was only an Irishman. Drs. Kane and Hayes, the Arctic explorers, were only Irishmen by descent. Marshal Neil, the celebrated engineer, was only an Irishman, by descent. Captain O’Hara Burke, the explorer of the continent of Australia, was only an Irishman. Ossian, the last of the bards of the heroic ages, was only an Irishman. Charles O’Connor, the head of the American Bar, is only an Irishman, by descent. Sarsfield, Marshal of France, and the hero of Fontenoy, was only an Irishman. Kavanagh and Prince Nugent, Marshals of Austria, were only Irishmen. Barry, the greatest personator of Othello," was only an Irishman. Patrick Clebourne, "the Stonewall Jackson of the South-west," was only an Irishman. Quinn, the greatest personator of " Falstaff," was only an Irishman. St. Brendan, held by eminent authorities to have been the first discoverer of the continent of America, was only an Irishman. Edmund Burke, the greatest statesman that ever stood in the British House of Parliament, was only an Irishman. M’Cormack, the inventor of M’Cormack’e Steam Reaping Machine, is only an Irishman . Marshal M’Mahon, the present head of the French nation, is only an Irishman, by descent. Tom Moore, "the poet of all circles and the idol of his own," was only an Irishman. Marshal O’Donnell, Field Marshal, Prime Minister of Spain, and dictator at one time, was only an Irishman, by descent. O’Connell, the Hercules of moral force agitators, pronounced by Wendell Phillips the most powerful orator he ever heard, was only an Irishman. Virgilius, a bishop who flourished in the eight century, and who was the first to discover the sphericity of the earth, was only an Irishman. Macklin, the great actor, was only an Irishman. It was of his impersonation of " Shylock" that Pope wrote" This is the Jew That Shakespeare drew." " Grattan—ever glorious Grattan—With more than Demosthenes wanted, endue, And his rival, or victor, in all he possessed “so Byron says—was only an Irishman. Father Mathew, the Apostle of Temperance, who administered the total abstinence pledge to upwards of five millions of persons, who accomplished more in his day for the cause of temperance than all the Anglican and Anglo-American temperance speechifiers that ever shouted themselves hoarse on a temperance platform, was only an Irishman. Horace Greely, the great journalist, statesman, and sociologist, was only an Irishman , by descent. William H. Seward, the ablest Secretary of State America ever had, was only an Irishman, by descent. A T. Stewart, the most successful merchant in the United States, is only an Irishman. Doyle, the caricaturist, perhaps the most versatile of modern artists, was only an Irishman. Hundreds of others, all famous in art, science, and literature, we might easily name without alluding at all to the " Scalawag Irishmen," such as Palmeston. Wellington, Gough, the late Earl of Mayo, Tyndall, or hundreds of others, who, though classed by England among her greatest men, are in reality only Irishmen whose birth right has been bartered away for some English bauble.

FOLKLORE: Joan Grogan. In the townland of upper Athea near the boundary between Limerick & Kerry, Joan Grogan was born in a small house. As a girl she did not seem to be in any way different to others. She was gay and lively. When a young woman she with other girls and boys were on their way to a wake. It was after night fall and the party came to a stream which they should cross.

Pope Francis in Ireland

Love Freely Given

None of us can live without love. And a bad form of slavery to which we can all fall victim is that of thinking that love must be earned. Perhaps a good part of contemporary man’s anguish comes from this: believing that, if we are not strong, attractive and beautiful, no one will take care of us. Many people nowadays seek visibility only to fill an interior void, as though we were always in need of approval. However, can you imagine a world in which everyone is looking for ways to attract the attention of others, and in which no one is instead willing to freely give love to another person? Imagine a world like this: a world without freely given love! It appears to be a human world but in reality it is hellish. Much of mankind’s narcissism conceals a feeling of loneliness and orphan hood. Behind many forms of behaviour that seem to be unexplainable there lies a question: is it possible that I do not deserve to be called by name, that is, to be loved? Because love always calls [us] by name.

—Pope Francis, as quoted in Believe in Love: Inspiring Words from Pope Francis



St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral (Dublin) – Saturday, 25 August 2018

Good afternoon!

Dear friends,

I am pleased that we can meet in this historic Pro-Cathedral of Saint Mary’s, which has seen countless celebrations of the sacrament of matrimony over the years. Looking out at you, at your youth, I ask myself: so then it isn’t true what everybody says, that young people don’t want to get married! Thank you. Getting married and sharing one’s life is something beautiful. We have a saying in Spanish: “Sorrow shared by two is half a sorrow; joy shared by two is joy and a half”. That is what marriage is like.,_St_Mary’s_Pro_Cathedral,_83_Marlborough_Street,_North_City,_Dublin_1,_Ireland

RAMBLING House Knockanure 6 September 2018

Irish music singing and dancing and some recitations.

Ballyheigue Pattern Day 2018

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Preview YouTube video Knockanure Rambling House a September 2018

Knockanure Rambling House a September 2018

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Ballyheigue 8 September 2018

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