knockanuare notes- April 4th 2018

EASTER Ceremonies, were held in Moyvane Church this year, they were well attended, Moyvane have a great dedicated choir, and they enhanced the Easter programme. Old paintings of the Stations of the Cross were on display in the church in Moyvane and Fr. Kevin went through the symbolism of each picture. Thanks to Fr. Kevin and Fr. Brendan for their dedication. Hope all have a safe and fruitful Easter Holiday.

CHIROPODIST: In Marian Hall on April 6th at 10am. To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

ICA wish to thank all who supported the daffodil collection and bought teas at the bingo. Total proceeds amounted to €1800. The ICA AGM is on Tuesday night 10th April at 8.00pm in the Marian Hall. New members always welcome!

KNOCKANURE COMMUINITY CENTRE: Rambling House on Thurs 5th April at 9pm. Come along and enjoy a great night of music, son and dance. Admission free. Refreshments served. All welcome . Ann 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 9th April. Music by Stevie Donegan. If attending please phone 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €7400 jackpot for draw held on Friday 30th March. Numbers drawn were 15, 20, 23, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Deirdre Lennon, c/o Kevin’s;

2. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure; 3. J.J. Scanlon, c/o Ploughmans; 4. Paddy Neville, c/o Kevin’s, and

5. John & Erika, Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 6th April with jackpot up to €7500.

RALLY: The Limerick Pro Life LoveBoth EVENING Rally for families in the Region takes place at the Limerick Race Course on Friday April 6th BEGINNING at 6.0 pm – 8.00 pm. Stand up for Life Cork Rally – Saturday 7th April 2018, 2pm.

WEDDING: Congratulations to Aibhilin O’Connor daughter of Jim and Mary of Leitrim West who recently married Marc Caligari of London, bridesmaid was Niamh Kenny and best man was Stephen Caligari. The marriage took place in Moyvane Church and Fr. Kevin McNamara officiated. The reception was held at the Rose Hotel in Tralee.

SEAT in memory of Michael and Denis Hanrahan was unveiled at the Moyvane Grotto, last week.

DEATH took place on 28th March 2018 of Michael Donal O’Sullivan, Skehanerin, Listowel. Survived by his wife Kitty, sons John and Mike, daughters Catherine and Eleanor, sisters Breda, Maureen, Kathleen and Nellie, grandchildren, son-in-law, and daughter-in-law, Reposing at Lyons’s on Sun from 4pm to 7pm with removal to St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Funeral Mass on Monday April 2nd at 11.30am.

DEATH has occurred of Billy Enright Snr of Corner House, Ballylongford, and late of Moyvane. (Retired E.S.B. Staff Tarbert Gen Station). Died on Wednesday 28th March, 2018, husband of the late Sheila R.I.P. and predeceased by his grandson William Patrick, his sisters Bridie (Kelliher) and Hannah (Ferguson), brothers Dan and Johnny R.I.P. He was Dad to son Billy Jnr, a kind and father-in-law of Mary who cared for him so lovingly right up to the end, an inspirational grandfather to Marie and her husband Gavin, Sheila and her husband to be Mike and doted on by Sandra, very proud and treasured great-grandfather to twins Jenson and Alannah, he was a cherished and hugely loved brother of Margaret (Mason) Kilgarvin, Ballylongford and Mary (Kelliher) Lartigue Village, Listowel, brothers Denis Killarney, Patrick Ballina, Co. Tipperary and Joe Lyrecrompane, he will be sadly missed by his sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, extended family.

Funeral Arrangements: Billy Snr will be lying in repose at Lynch’s Funeral Home, Main Street, Ballylongford on Sunday evening April 1st from 6pm to 8.00pm. Arriving at the Church of St Michael of the Archangel on Monday April 2nd for 11.00amRequiem Mass, Funeral immediately afterwards to Lislaughtin Abbey.

ANNIVERSARIES: Eilish Walsh, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin, Bill Mangan, Bess Daly, Betty Lynch, Aggie Ahern, Joe Stack, Ruby McMahon, Joe Walsh, Jer Mulvihill, Francis Woulfe, Paddy Hanrahan, Tom Carey, Sr. Elena Goulding, Tom Sheehan, peg Mulvihill, Peggy Barrett, Aidan Cummins, Margaret Devine. Mass Moyvane, Fri 6th at 7.30pm for Michael Greaney, Bunnagara & Leitrim Middle; Sat 7th at 7.30pm for Jerry Brosnan, (Months Mind) and Sun 8th at 11.00am mass for Nora & Danny Walsh, Moher. Knockanure Mass on Thurs 5th at 7.30pm for Jerry & Ellen Enright, Lissaniskea and Sun 8th at 10.00am, mass for Parishioners

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: MOYVANE: NO Adoration on Wednesday 4th. It will resume on Wednesday 11th.

DIVINE MERCY SUNDAY April 8th please note that there will be Divine Mercy Devotions in St.

Mary’s Church, time: from 3pm. to 4pm. It will include prayers, benediction and confessions.

Mercy Novena special prayer in Abbeyfeale on Mercy Sunday 8th April at 3pm.

FITZPATRICKS OF LISTOWEL Bus to Knock 14th April 2018. Contact Margaret Murphy (086) 8689359.

GAS NETWORKS IRELAND construction of the gas distribution main throughout Listowel town have started last Wednesday 28th March. The route has an approximate length of 8km, starting at two locations ● Bridge Road continuing onto Town Square, Church St as Tim Kennelly, Roundabout. ● William St. upper continuing onto Charles St. & Colbert St. works will have an impact on traffic they will try to minimise disruption caused by the pipe laying works. Thank you in advance for your continued patience and support.

THE LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP presents "Solo Run", a play by Tony Guerin at St. John’s Arts and Cultural Centre. Opening fromApril 5th to April 9th. Bookings at 068 22566.

DUAGH DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION are looking for photographs or memories of the late Fr. Pat Moore(R.I.P.)PP that we can use to commemorate his time ministering in the parish of Duagh/Lyre on our very special memorial evening on Sat 5th May in Duagh to mark his 1st anniversary . If you have any that you would like to share please contact Sandra on 087 6718377 before Fri April 26th.

ICON OF THE HOLY FAMILY -In St. Mary’s Church Listowel Monday April 9th to Wednesday April 11th

COMPUTER CLASSES – free of charge are starting in the Bridewell on Tuesday 10th of April for 4 weeks, time 10am to 12.30pm.Contact the Bridewell on 068-36500.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS, Lixnaw on APRIL 15th (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Benny Thade McCarthy’s Rambling House in Fr. Casey’s, Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Easter Monday, April 2 at 8.30pm.


The National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI) is looking for volunteers for its fundraising bag pack in Tesco Listowel on Saturday 14th April. If you can volunteer for a couple of hours please contact Collette McEntee on 01 882 1970.

COMEDY at Glórach Theatre, The Abbeyside Players take to the stage at the Glórach with the

hilarious comedy, Second Honeymoon by Sam Cree on 5th, 6th , 7th , 8th, guaranteed a good laugh,

booking is recommended at 087 1383940.

INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT SHEP COURSE Start Date: Mon. 9th April 2018 10.30a.m to 1 p.m. Cost: Free (€2 contribution per session) Contact: Bridie 068-23584

THE LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL GROUP will host an evening seminar entitled ‘Attitudes to Alcohol Consumption’ at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. April 11 from 7-9pm. The keynote speakers will include; Minister for State Catherine Byrne and Olympic boxing sliver medallist in 2008, Kenny Egan.

GRAND VARIETY CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm are hosting a fundraising concert at the Longcourt Hotel, NCW on Wednesday, April 18 beginning at 8pm. It will feature Peter Burke, P.J. Murrihy, Elle Marie O’Dwyer, Emily Clarke, Willie Relihan, Cllr. Micheal Collins and the wonderful Donal Ring Ceili Band. Tickets €15 available from WL102fm on 069 – 66200and Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale. It promises to be a great night of music and song and your support is earnestly requested.

NATIONAL PIONEER BALL Treacy’s Hotel, Carrickmacross May 5. For details 087 2392993.

CHURCH JUBILEE: In June 2018, the Abbeyfeale parish will celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the opening of their parish church, dedicated to Our Lady of the Assumption. As a community of faith we have much to celebrate. A special Mass and parish celebration will be take place on Saturday, June 16 marking the official opening of the church fifty years ago in June 1968. A publication on the building of the church and life in the parish over the past fifty years will be launched.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: Learn to speak with confidence, make presentations at work, and much more at the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8-10pm.

REFRESHER OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE, is being offered at Listowel Family Resource Centre On 23rd April 2018 For further details contact: Bridie 068-23584 .

CONCERT: Athea fundraising concert in aid of Lourdes pilgrims is on Sunday night, April 15th.

KNOCK Divine Mercy Pilgrimage 08 Apr 2018

LISTOWEL EMMETS are currently undertaking a Club Development Plan. In order for us to plan for the future we are holding a workshop at our clubhouse on Thursday 5th April. This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the club to have their say and see how we can grow and develop our club in our community. We would love for as many people as possible to attend and we warmly welcome all input from everyone. The workshop will run for no longer than one hour and thirty minutes and refreshments will be served on the night also. This is a big step for our club and we hope you can all be a part of it. For further information please see our social media forums, our club website or Club PRO Pat Barry on pro.listowelemmets.kerryor 087 7651416.

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY operates a free transport service for patients attending hospital for chemotherapy treatment. Volunteer Drivers pick the patient up at the door of their home, drop them at the hospital door, then when finished treatment, will pick them up and drop them home. Volunteer expenses are paid. Patients wishing to avail of this free service should contact their healthcare professional, visit the Society’s website at or contact the Irish Cancer Society for more information on 01 2310 522.

POPE: Word from Pope Francis “Living together as family is an art, a patient, beautiful,

Fascinating journey. It does not end once you have won each other’s love… Rather, it is precisely there where it begins! This journey of every day has a few rules that can be summed up in three phrases which I have already repeated many times to families, and which you have

already learned to use among yourselves: May I, thank you, and I’m sorry

SHORTHORN; Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, November 30, 1929; Page: 7

KERRY BRANCH. Irish Dairy Shorthorn Breeders Society Held Private Meeting.


At a meeting of the Co. Kerry branch of the Irish Dairy Shorthorn Breeders’ Society hold in the Courthouse, Tralee, on Saturdaylast, Mr. R. O’Gorman, Ballyhar (Chairman) presided. Others present were Messrs. F. Harty, Ardfert; Henry Spring, Firies; J. Dillon, Sec. Co. Agricultural Committee (Treasurer) ; John O’Sullivan, Miltown C.T.A. ; T. Horgan, Kilcummin; T. J. McElligott, Listowel; John O’Sullinan, Killarney C.T.A.; William Leslie, Listry C.T.A. ; Thomas Brosnan, Abbeydorney C.T.A.; J. Kennelly, Newtownsandes C.T.A. ; Michael O’Connor, Tralee C.T.A. ; J. O’Connell, Lixnaw C.T.A.; G. McElligott, Kilflynn C.T.A.; P. J. Hallidon, Banteer, Hon. See. Dairy Shorthorn Breeders’ Society, and James Pigott, Farranfore C.T.A., Hon. Secretary Co. Kerry Branch.

Annual Congress.

Mr. Halliden stated the Congress of Cow-testing Associations would be held in the Council Chamber of the University College, Dublin, on the 8th January. Return tickets at single fares available from 7th to the 7th to 10th January would be issued by the Great Southern Railways and us usual, a series of very educative papers would be road and discussed at the Congress.

Annual Show and Sale.

Mr. H. Spring proposed and Mr. McElligott seconded that the animal bull show and sale where bulls would be inspected for County Premiums, would be held in Tralee on 3rd April, 1930.

The Vice-presidency of the Society. Mr. Spring stated that he understood that the several branches were invited by the Executive Committee of the Society to nominate a Vice-President for 1930 and the Vice President in 1930 would be president in 1931. He had much pleasure in proposing that the Kerry Brunch nominate Mr. T. J. McEIligott, Listowel, for the position. Mr. McElligott said that he could not see his way to let his name go forward for that important position as he was afraid he had not the time nor the ability to fill it properly. He had no ambitions in that direction and preferred to remain amongst the rank and file.

Mr Spring however said he would not withdraw his proposition and Mr. G. McElligott having seconded, the meeting unanimously adopted it.

Market of Butter and Creameries.

Mr. T. J McElligott proposed that the following resolution be forwarded to the Executive Committee with a view to having it inserted for discussion in the Congress Agenda, viz:— "That having regard to the serious position of the butter industry in this country, to the conflict between ‘Controlled’ and ‘Free’ creameries and the general uneasiness and dissatisfaction amongst farmers as a result of confusing controversy in the public press, we request the Government, through the Department of Agriculture, to appoint an impartial and competent tribunal to inquire fully into the management of the Irish Associated Creameries, the ‘free’ creameries and the position of creameries controlled by the Dairy Disposal’s Board. (See paper for more)

Taken from Vincent Carmody on Listowel Connection.

A Convent Street man, Sean Ashe, was a local reporter for the then, Kerry Champion newspaper, Sean loved his native street, An Gleann, and has left some lovely pieces written in memory of the street and the footballers who represented the street in the local town league, his street memory, of 12 verses was called, ‘The place we call, The Gleann’, here we recall the first two,

I now retrace the path of years

And see a picture bright.

No faltering step or memory lapse

Can dim that pleasing sight.

No wind of change can disarrange

The thoughts I first penned down

Of happy days and boyhood ways

In the place we call ‘The Gleann’

Ah! There’s the lengthy line of homes

Along the riverside

Across the roadway many more

Line up with equal pride

The white washed wall of one and all

And the thatch of light-hued brown

Bring picturesqueness to the scene

In the place we call ‘The Gleann’

Moyvane Choir

Galway Food festival March 2018

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