Knockanuare notes -April 21st 2019

ISHING all our readers a safe Easter, we have seen Christ crucified, even though innocent, today we see the same pattern continuing against his most ardent followers.

DIVINE Mercy prayers in Listowel on Sunday 28th from 3pm to 4pm. Also Devotions on Sunday, April 28 in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale starting with Confessions at 2.30pm and at St. Mary’s Church Tarbert on Sun. 28th April, beginning with the Rosary at 2.45pm.

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st Tickets in Parish Office.

PARENTS ASSOCIATION KNOCKANURE: wish to thank everyone who supported the Easter Draw at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure, thank you to all the local businesses who so generously donated spot prizes.

DEATH of Joseph Daly – Lifford & formerly of Stamer Park, Francis st., Ennis, Co. Clare on April 17th 2019, at University Hospital Ennis. Uncle of Mary Kennelly, Knockanure.

DEATH occurred of Jimmy Bunyan, 13, Church St., Listowel, on the 14th April, 2019, Predeceased by his parents, Richard and Johanna Bunyan. Survived by daughter Claire, Sister Sr. Margaret Mary, brother Denis, nephew Richard, nieces Siobhán and Áine. He had many friends who were interested in the Irish language, he even had a chat with Dev. in Irish. Jimmy was also involved in a showband called Gladstones, members included, Jim Quinn, William Mattis, Tom Broder and Patsy Stack.

DEATH has taken place of Nora Enright, (née McElligott) Dromin, Listowel, and late of Coolaclarig, Listowel on the 11th April, 2019. Wife of the late Mattie Enright, and mother of Jerry, Noreen (O’Connell), Josie (Molyneaux), and sister of Peg Thompson, (Perth, Australia). Deeply regretted by sons-in-law Mike and Mossie, and daughter-in-law Helen, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Nora was sister of the late Mary Enright of Knockanure Village.

DEATH took place on 18th April 2019 at Detroit, Michigan of John Dunne of Dromurhur, Moyvane, son of Jack Dunne and Kitty Wren. John was predeceased by siblings, Brendan, Kit (Keane, Liam and Danny and is survived by siblings Mary (Curtin), Pat and Tom.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy O’Connor, Ann Kennelly, Sr. Marcellina O’Sullivan, Marie McEllistrim, Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Martin Mulvihill, Mai Liston, Tom Finucane, Tom Heffernan, Richard Tobin, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Dan Lenihan, Marie Kennelly, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Jim Fitzgerald, Mickey Walsh. Mass Moyvane: Sat 27th at 7.30pm for Jim Fitzgerald, Lower Aughrim, and Sun 28th at 11.00am for Patrick, Margaret & Oliver Carmody, Cuss.

Knockanure Mass: Fri 26th at 7.30pm for Laurence Collins, Lisaniskea, his wife Ellen & their son Maurice, and Mass on Sun 28th at 10.00am for Betty & Jack Goulding, Keylod.

DIOCESAN SECOND COLLECTION: on 27th/28th April in aid of Peter’s Pence (The Pope’s Charity)

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL: A special word of thanks to all who supported the Race Night at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday night last. Thank you to our patrons who assisted in ticket sales, our sponsors for your generous contributions, the raffle prizes donors, the ticket sellers and all who made the night an enjoyable occasion.

MEDIA: Women in Media, get together at Ballybunion 26th to 28th April.

RAS Mumhan cycle over the Easter weekend, the Saturday, April 20 Stage 2 commenced in Listowel and the riders visited Ballylongford, Tarbert, Glin, and then on to Athea for the first of three timed circuits through Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Ballyhahill and Glin before finishing up in Athea.

BEALTAINE Festival An Age & Opportunity Arts initiative, details of activities during May available in Library. Bealtaine Writers Residency at Seanchai May 1st to 24th.

WEATHER was beautiful recently, great to see so many enjoying their time in this country, rather than adding to air pollution by flying abroad.

GLÓRACH SEEKS VOLUNTEERS: The Glórach Theatre is a registered charity, and is staffed totally by volunteers. In over fifteen years of existence we have had many highs and lows but one constant has been the dedication of volunteers in keeping the theatre running. For those who may be interested in getting involved, feel free to call us at 0871383940, to message us on facebook or to call to the building on an occasion we are holding an event, we look forward to welcoming ye into the fold.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: There will be an afternoon tea dance in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon. All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.

LOURDES: Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes will take place this year from June 20 -25. All Assisted (Invalid) Pilgrims applications to be submitted to Lourdes Office before the end of April. The Sagart pilgrimage will take place from September 19 for 5 nights. Fr. Tony in Abbeyfeale has the details.

TRAD FUNDRAISER: Laura O’Donoghue will be volunteering in Zambia, Africa with the Suas volunteer program this summer. She has organised a Traditional Music Concert to be held in Halla Inse Bán in Templeglantine on Saturday, April 27 at 8pm. Performers on the night include; The Ballaugh Wren Boys, Fuinneamh, Templeglantine Céilí Band, Seamus O’Rourke Dancers, and many more.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Bookings: Phone 0667134276.Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8.00pm-9.30pm starts on 29thApril.Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm-8.30pm starts on 1st May (for 5 weeks)

DIOCESAN ADORATION EUCHARISTIC RETREAT – will take place on the 30th May at the Ardfert Retreat Centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm. For further information please contact Eileen 087- 4575278 or Margaret 087-2976304. Diocesan Adoration AGM takes Place on Thursday 6th June.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Historian, Pádraig Ó Concubhair will give an illustrated talk on “The 1848 Rising in North Kerry and West Limerick” on Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm in the Bridewell. Everybody is welcome.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a FREE Creative Writing Workshop to celebrate ‘Poetry Ireland Day’ with Kerry County Council’s Writer in Residence Annmarie Ní Churreain on Thursday May 2nd from 11.00 Am – 1.00 PM, there will be an opportunity to book a one to one 35 minute mentoring slot in the afternoon between 2-6.30 PM. Please specify one or both when booking call 068-23044 to reserve your place. Limited spaces available.

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm.

OPEN DAY: An invitation has been issued by the Board of St Ita’s Sheltered Housing to their Open Day on Saturday April 27. There will be a cup of tea in the Day Care Centre following the unveiling of a plaque in honour of the late Canon Neville whose brainchild the Sheltered Housing was. The evening will conclude with music by Lost Souls at The Winners’ Circle.

ICA: next meeting will be on Tuesday, April 30 in the Adult Education Centre at the earlier time of 7pm. Events, activities and speakers for the coming year will be fully discussed. Fáilte romhaidh go léir.

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE – Can you offer a bed for one night? CAS needs your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. Can you offer a bed for 1 night with shower/bath facilities and a meal. We would greatly appreciate it, as there are 140 cyclists coming to Listowel on the 30th of April and we are looking for people within a 20 miles radius. Please contact Liz at lizhorganhomestays or Sadhbh on 087-7649182.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE 2019: Abbeyfeale is gearing up for one of the biggest weekends of the year with people travelling from all over Ireland and further afield to attend and some to participate in Fleadh by the Feale over the May Bank Holiday . The Celebrity concert this year is headlined by The Kilfenora Ceili Band who are celebrating 120 years on the road and who recently launched a new album. Some of the many highlights include Oiche Gaelige in Thomas TJ’s Thursday night, May 2 as well as the Art Competition prize giving in the Library. The Street Busking and the Ceili with Donie Nolan in Fr. Casey’s on Friday as well as the Wrenboys on the Gig Rig will get proceeding off to a rollicking start. There will also be the monthly Singing Session in The Ramble Inn from 9.30pm on Friday night. Then on Saturday, May 4 there is a full day of Workshops, a youth trad session in Donal and Anns, a Sliabh Luachra session in Leen’s Hotel, more entertainment on the gig rig with the Templeglantine Comhaltas Group and Scully’s Music School, Newmarket and of course, need I say, spontaneous sessions could spring up anywhere so a pub trail is in order. Sunday, May 5 is another full on day between social dancing/ceili dancing in the Square from 2pm (indoor venue on standby if it rains), Storytelling at St. Ita’s Hall at 3pm, Tournafulla Comhaltas on the gig rig, a tribute to the late Dan Murphy whose brainchild the Fleadh by the Feale was and then the highlight of the weekend the Kilfenora Ceili Band in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef. Monday and I’m worn out just writing it; another Ceili in the Square (indoor venue on standby if it rains), a workshop on Bone playing, more entertainment on the gig rig and then the All Ireland Bone Playing competitions.

SUSTAINABLE LIVING WORKSHOP. Free workshop in Kilcornan Community Hall, Monday, April 29, from 8pm-9.30pm. All are welcome to attend. For more information or to register, please contact Elaine at edillon or call 069 66296, at West Limerick Resources CLG. Gifts for all attendees on the night!

ACCORD: We are now recruiting for volunteers as a Pre-Marriage Course Facilitator or a Marriage and Relationship Counsellor. If you have a positive attitude to the Catholic Church and have the enthusiasm to be part of the Accord team please contact our Tralee office 066 7122280, or even better come to our Information Evening in St. John’s Parish Centre on Monday April 29thin St. John’s Parish Centre at 7.30pm.

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1. We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

PILGRIMAGE TO ST. PADRE PIO Fully escorted group pilgrimage, 7 nights from Dublin, 27th Oct. & 2nd Nov. €895pps. Accompanied by spiritual director. Details contact Bernadette Hanrahan 0876019474.

GABRIEL Fitzmaurice will hold a workshop at Amergin Solstice Poetry Gathering in Waterville from 20th to 23rd June 2019. Gabriel will also be in Castleisland Day Care centre on May 13th from 11am.

BOOK: A book is being produced called Fluid Forms; Liam Flynn and will be published in November. will launch a campaign on April 29 to help with its production and there will be four pieces of Liam’s work for sale on the website. This will give people an opportunity to pre order a copy of the book and should they wish, to acquire a piece of his work.

SUPPORT: 2 Jewish billionaires pledge $122 million toward restoring Notre Dame.

Françoise Bettencourt Meyers and Lilly Safra’s donations account for about 17 percent of the $700 million collected so far for the restoration.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE Some places remain on May 21st Pilgrimage to Medjugorje ex Cork with J.W.T. If interested contact Tom Dennehy 087 6468658.

KERRY CHORAL UNION will host their much anticipated Spring Concert at St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Sunday April 28th at at 7.30pm. The wonderful concert of choral music will be conducted by Sharon Reidy and is being organised to raise vital funds for cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry.

ROSARY AT THE GROTTOS, MAY 2019 Each day in May 2019, thousands of people from all around Ireland will gather at their local Grottos to recite the Rosary for Faith and Life in Ireland. To sign up your local Grotto, text/call 087 278 6552 or at

MEDJUGORJE CONFERENCE AND DAY OF PRAYER with Sr. Briege McKenna Saturday 31st August 2019Neptune Stadium, Cork. Tickets €20.00 available on . Enter discount code EARLYBIRD for discount price of €15.00 available until 31st May 2019. All tickets purchased included in entry for free pilgrimage to Medjugorje from Cork or Dublin. Booking fees apply. Contact Sean O’Shaughnessy 0862959380.

GOOG FRIDAY: Blogs | Mar. 28, 2013

9 things you need to know about Good Friday

By Jimmy Akin

Good Friday is the most solemn day of the Christian year. It is the day our Saviour died for us.

It is the day we were redeemed from our sins by the voluntary death of God Himself at the hands of man.

Here are 9 things you need to know.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, December 14, 1940; Page: 6



A THREE DAY festival in celebration of the Golden Jubilee of the ordination to the priesthood of Rev. John Brosnan, pastor of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, at 1900 Crotona Parkway, Bronx, New York, began on Sunday, October 2Oth, when the jubilarian offered Solemn Mass of Thanksgiving in the church of which he is pastor for the past seventeen years. His Grace, Most Rev. Dr Spellman. Archbishop of New York, presided, and the attendance included: Most Rev. Dr. Stephen Donahue. Auxiliary Bishop of New York: Most Rev. Dr. Bonaventure Broderick, fifty monsignori and priests. The deacon of the Mass was Very Rev. John J. Greaney, V.F., Pittsburgh (Knocknagoshel), and the sub-deacon. Rev. Timothy Galvin. Alameda. California (Duagh), both nephews of the jubilarian. The Chaplains to His Grace the Archbishop were: the Right Rev. Monsignor Joseph P. Donahue, V.G., and the Right Rev. Monsignor Joseph McCarthy of Killarney. The sermon was preached by the Right Rev. Mosignor Henry O’Carroll, V.F, pastor of St. Patrick’s Church, Newburgh, a native of Listowel, and a life long friend of the jublarian. They attended the same schools. The procession to the church before mass was led by over 100 altar boys and the members of the Holy Name Society acted as a guard of honour. On Monday morning Father Brosnan offered Mass for the Children, after which they gave him a reception in the school hall. A Solemn Requiem Mass for deceased parishioners was celebrated by the jubilarian on Tuesday morning. That evening the school hall was crowded to capacity by former and present parishioners who tendered Father Brosnan a reception and entertainment together with a gift in appreciation of his ministry and to _mark the joyful occasion of his golden jubilee. Rev. John Brosnan is brother of the Very Rev. Patrick Canon Brosnan P.P.. Millstreet, and uncle of Very Rev Denis Brosnan, President of St. Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney. The late Very Rev. Denis Brosnan former President of St Brendan’s, was a brother of the Jubilarian

Born in 1866 at Islandanny. Kilmorna, Co Kerry. Father John Brosnan was educated at the National School. St Brendan’s Seminary. Killarney, and at the lrish College in Paris. He was ordained by the late Most Rev. Dr. Coffey, Bishop of Kerry on 19th October, 1890. He

He became an assistant at the Mission for Irish Immigrant Girls. Our Lady of the Rosary Church, Manhattan, where he laboured for seventeen years before becoming Pastor of St. Thomas of Canterbury Church, Cornwall-on-the-Hudson Here he built a church, rectory, school and convent and after fifteen years was transferred to the church of St. Thomas Aquinas The new church and rectory there, as well as the new convent for the nuns of the Sacred Heart of Mary Order who teach in the parochial school, are further monuments to his zeal.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 05, 1934; Section: Front page, Page: 1

Items covered; Arrears on labourers’ cottages.

Meeting at Newtownsandes and Knockanure, expressed regret at the large amount of arrears due in respect of labourers cottage’s, and their determination to have arrears reduced. Listowel race committee have decided to make further improvements to Island Course.

BISHOP: Son of a labours who emigrated from Killarney has been consecrated as Auxiliary Bishop of New York according to Chicago Tribune. He is named as Right Rev Monsignor Donahue and has only turned forty.

The paper also discussed Social Credit and E Ua Curnain. Food destroyed and prices to poor rising.

A serious attack on the experts who advise on butter production and the harm they are doing, is also well discussed.

Irish Press 1931-1995, 25.08.1951, page 7

Picture of American pilgrims who disembarked from the Mauretania at Cobh, their leader was Most Rev Dr. Stephen Donahue, Auxiliary Bishop of New York.

Western People 1889-current, 01.09.1951, page 5 (Edited)

Bishop of New York in Westport.

Dr Stephen Donahue, Bishop of New York, Right Rev Mons Hammer and his brother Judge Hammer, Supreme Court Judge of New York; Rev Frs. Donnelly and O’Connor , New York.

Were among a group of American tourists, who also visited Knock Shrine.

North Kerry Word press

FLICKR Pictures Knockanure

From Holy Week through Divine Mercy Sunday — and beyond — we should try not to miss out on these indulgences for ourselves or for any soul in purgatory who might get the chance to reach heaven in time for Easter and well beyond.


Featuring Five Irish American theatre groups from the USA and Canada as follows:

Wed 24th- MOLL

The Gaelic Park Players from Chicago present John B. Keane’s classic comedy based on the all-seeing priest’s housekeeper.

Thurs 25th- BLOOMSDAY

A play by Stephen Dietz presented by Milwaukee Irish Arts. Robert returns to

Dublin to reunite with Cait, the woman who captured his heart during a James Joyce literary tour 35 years ago.

Fri 26th- SPINNING

Written by Deirdre Kinahan and presented by Liffey Players Drama Society,

Calgary, the play is a contemporary tragedy set in small-town Ireland.

Sat 27th 2pm- PORT AUTHORITY

Written by Conor McPherson and presented by The Irish American Theatre Co.,

Cincinnati. The play is about big dreams and lost opportunities for three generations of Dublin men.


Eugene O’ Neill’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama is a semi-autobiographical

account of his explosive home life with his morphine addicted mother and his brother Edmund who is ill with tuberculosis. Presented by The Irish Players,

Rochester, New York.

Mon 29th- Tues 30th- STUDIO 8- An exhibition of artwork by QQI Level 5 Art students studying in North Kerry College of Further Education. Opening – Tues 30th April at 8pm. All welcome.

RAS MUMHAN: Stage 2 of Kerry Group Ras Mumhan sponsored by Listowel CC and G. Moriarty Electrical starts in Listowel at 11.00. on 20th April 2019, Finishing in Athea at approx 14.00 – 14.20.

Easter Saturday’s Stage 2 of the Kerry Group Ras Mumhan will be the Listowel Cycling Club / Gene Moriarty and Sons Electrical Contractors sponsored 130km ride from Listowel in Kerry to Athea.

From the start the riders head to Ballylongford and Tarbert where they turn right and head towards the Limerick border.

Full route details along with results on

Kerry Group Rás Mumhan is one of Ireland’s premier cycling events. It is run by Killorglin Cycling Club, it takes place in Kerry and west Limerick over the Easter weekend. The event has been based in Killorglin since 1998, having been originally run in the 1950’s. The race is organised through a volunteer effort, with members of cycling clubs throughout Kerry, Limerick and beyond supporting the event, in addition to many community groups in the towns through which the races passes.

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Preview YouTube video Stage 2 of Kerry Group Ras Mumhan

Stage 2 of Kerry Group Ras Mumhan


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