knockanuare notes August 19th 2018

OPENING Prayers and singing at the Cathedral in Killarney to coincide with World meeting of families in Dublin on 21st August at 6.15pm.

BEST WISHES to John Hunt from Athea who is 98 and home from the U.S. to watch limerick play in the All Ireland.

BUS TRAVELLING TO DUBLIN FOR POPE’S VISIT: Contact Eoin Stack 087 2522402 or Paddy O’Sullivan 087 2213876. The World Meeting of Families- From our Diocese 236 people have signed as volunteers and 130 from Choirs across the Diocese will be joining the Choir for the Papal Mass.

YOUNG GAA Stars; The results are as follows: u13’s Moyvane 3-14; Emmets Listowel 2-07. U16’s Moyvane 0-17; Annascaul/Lispole 1-7.

LOTTO Results: There was no winner of the €9400 Knockanure GAA Jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 11, 16, 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Maureen Hartnett, Bunaghara, Listowel; 2. Breda Stack, Gala Moyvane; 3. Peg Maloney, Tullahinell, Bally; 4. Anne McGrath, Glin, and 5. Mike Holly, 24, O’Connels Ave, Listowel. Next jackpot up to €9500 with draw on Friday 24th August.

LEAVING CERT: congratulations to all who received their leaving cert results on August 15th.

WATCH out for wild mushrooms after this spell of damp weather.

THE LYONS OF DERRY GATHERING EXHIBITION at St John’s from Fri 17th August 2018

An exhibition of over 200 images and photographs which also feature in The Great Book of Lyons.

SYMPATHY: The death has occurred in Manchester of Bridie O’Carroll, wife of Con O’Carroll and a sister-in-law to Brendan O’Carroll, New Houses, Moyvane. Bridie’s funeral will take place in Manchester on Friday.

DEATH has taken place of Kathleen (Kay) Horgan, London and late of Listowel, on August 15th 2018. Missed by her daughter Collette, partner John, sisters Frances (London), brother Jim & family (Listowel) and sister Margaret Mary and her husband Billy O’Neill (Listowel). Also missed by her sister-in-law Joan Horgan and the extended Horgan, O’Neill & Moloney families.

DEATH took place of Brid (Biddy) Flavin, Cuss, Moyvane, on August 16th 2018. Daughter of the late Paddy and Kathleen Flavin and loving aunt of the late Joe. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her brothers Dan, Jack and Pat, nephews Patrick, Maurice, Kieran and Sean, nieces Rebecca, Fiona and Karen, in-laws, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on Monday at 1pm (August 20th). Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

DEATH took place on 11th August 2018 of Sr. Ita Rochford of Our Lady of Fatima Home, Oakpark, Tralee, and Ballyduff, County Kerry, sister of Michael and the late Sean, Patsy and Anton. Sadly missed by her loving family, the Mercy Sisters, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews and greatgrandnieces, brother-in-law John, sisters-in-law Brenda, relatives and friends.

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Finucane died 20 August 1988, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Donie Cahill, Mary O’Carroll, Robert Moloney, Anne Browne, Con McSweeney, Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Jack Martin Mulvihill, Madge Fitzgerald, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Mass Moyvane- Mon 20th at 12 noon, Funeral Mass for Bríd Flavin, Cuss; Mass on Sat 25th at 7.30pm for John Grinsell, Clounprohus, and on Sun 26th Mass at 11.00am for Vincent Walsh, Aughrim & Ballylongford.

Mass Knockanure- Wed 22nd at 7.30pm for Nora Moore, Kilmeaney, (Months Mind) and on Sun 26th Mass at 10.00am for Parishioners.

GRAVEYARD MASS: The annual Mass in Reilig Ide Naofa, on Tuesday, August 21 at 7.30pm.

HERITAGE WEEK: National Heritage Week 18th-26th August. Historical Walk on Carrig Island, Ballylongford on Wed. 22nd Aug at 2pm. Conducted by Pádraig O Concubhair and Dr. Declan Downey. Assemble at Carrigafoyle car park. See details of many more events at library.

HEDGE School Re-enactment at Lisselton Cross on Sat. 25th beginning at 4.30pm.

TALK: On Thursday August 23 a talk by Dr Bill O’Brien U.C.C. will be held in the Community Centre Ardagh at 7.30pm. The title is Ballylin Hill Fort the Bronze Age Capital of Limerick

BEST WISHES to Pa O’Dwyer, Rooska, Ardagh who became the first Irishman to claim the title of the strongest man in the UK.

RAMBLING HOUSE: The monthly rambling house in Fr. Casey’s organised by Benny Thade McCarthy resumes on Monday, September 3 with proceeds to the Abbeyfeale Chernobyl Fund.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: A Tea Dance will be held at Fr Casey’s Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 9 from 3 – 6pm.

ELEANOR MC EVOY IN CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH: Eleanor McEvoy the Irish singer/songwriter who composed the song "Only A Woman’s Heart" will perform at the Glórach on Friday, August 31 at 8.30pm.

SEISIÚN: Comhaltas Summer Seisiún at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the month of August at 8.30pm.

DANIEL O’CONNELL Summer School begins at Cahersiveen on 31st August 2018.

BRING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT AT DUAGH SPORTS HALL ON THURSDAY, AUG. 30TH Appearing will be Paddy Cole, Linda Martin, Ronan Collins, Shaun O’Dowd, The Conquerors, Keith and Lorraine. This is in memory of the late Fr. Pat Moore who was one of the directors of the complex. A part donation from each ticket will go towards the Kerry/Cork Health Link Bus. Doors open at 7.30pm for an 8.30pm start.

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET: Helga Henn is delighted to announce her usual fine selection of locally grown vegetables for sale on Friday and Saturday mornings. The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. Jon, Morgan, Seamus.

KNOCK: Grandparents Pilgrimage at Knock: O’Shea’s of Kerry will operate a coach to Knock Shrine, Co. Mayo on Sun. 9th Sept. Coach departs Killarney at 7am (Cathedral); Tralee at 7.30am (Bus Station); Listowel at 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale at 8.15am (The Church). Please contact 066-7180123 for further details.

WMOF2018 Office, Holy Cross Diocesan Centre, Clonliffe Road, Dublin 3, Ireland

Tel.: +353 1 567 6800

A number of additional events will run alongside the main WMOF2018 Programme. These events are free of charge and open to all. They are being run by other organisations especially for World Meeting of Families. We are delighted to invite pilgrims to read more and engage with these events:

Join the Limerick Street Party to welcome Pope Francis to Ireland. Kicking off at 3:30pm on Tuesday 21st August in St John’s Square, Limerick, and concluding with a celebratory liturgy in St John’s Cathedral.

As part of Pope Francis’s visit to Ireland for the ninth World Meeting of Families this month, the Holy Father will join with recently engaged and married couples at Saint Mary’s Pro-Cathedral in the Archdiocese of Dublin on Saturday 24 August.

Email: info

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

DESMOND Hall NCW: To mark the centenary of the struggle for women’s rights in Ireland, on Thursday the 23rd of August at 8pm, historian and author Dr. Pádraig Óg Ó Ruairc will give a talk entitled "The women who died for Ireland" detailing the lives and deaths of the eight members of Cumann na mBan who were killed fighting for Irish freedom in the years 1918 to 1923.

The highlight of the Heritage Week Programme will come on Sunday 26th August at 8pm when three of Ireland’s leading historian’s television presenter Donal Fallon, radio broadcaster John Dorney and author Tom Toomey will each discuss the Conscription Crisis, The 1918 General Election.

POSITIVE AGEING DAY: Sunday 23rd Sept at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops – (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!!

Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086/8 8696341.

SEASON OF CREATION: Sept 1st to Oct 4th. Across the world we will be celebrating and honouring the Season of Creation.

CELEBRATION social (50 years) of Athea‘s Victory against Treaty Sarsfields. It will be held at The Devon Inn in October.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL PROGRAMMES RAINBOWS – Separation/Bereavement programme 7-12yrs Wed. 19th Sept. at 5.15pm. ASIST – Suicide Intervention Skills Programme

Wed. 26th & Thur. 27th Sept. at 9am. SAFE TALK – Suicide Alertness Training Tues. 9th Oct. at 10am to 1pm. INCREDIBLE YEARS – Parenting Programme Wed. 3rd Oct at 9.30am-12.30pm.UNDERSTANDING SELF-HARM – Wed 10th Oct at 10am to 4pm. BABY & US – Parent and Baby Programme with various topics from Professionals Tues 16th Oct at 10am – 12pm. TO BOOK A PLACE PLEASE CONTACT: Toni Tel: 068 23584

VMM INTERNATIONAL CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF LAY MISSION: VMM would like to reconnect with returned volunteers who participated on our projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America throughout the years and invite you to our Gathering and Gala Dinner celebrations in Dublin on September 1st.. For more details:

GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Sunday September 9th. Bus leaving Tralee at 7.30am. Contact O’Sheas on 066 7180123 to book.


An illustrated talk by the renowned photographer covering his time in Fleet St. with The Daily Mail and The Evening Standard, being part of the Beckett Circle and the background to his iconic photos of artists, musicians, celebrities and ordinary people.


A play written by Sean Lawlor and directed by Anthony Fox and featuring Ronan Wilmot. The watchman is on his last posting at Woodquay after 35 years on the job. A glimpse into another time, another Dublin.


A member of the distinguished Keane family from Galway, daughter to Matt and niece to Seán and Dolores. The traditional/folk singer will be joined on the night by Catherine McHugh – piano and Colm Naughton – mandolin and guitar.

Mon 27th/Tues 28th BUCKETS

An entertaining play by Adam Barnard about bucket lists and life planning presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald. More from 068 22566.


The Clare folksinger and musician recounts the story in words and music, of John Boyle O’Reilly against the backdrop of The Famine, The Fenian Rising, deportation to Australia as a prisoner and his escape to America where he counted Walt Whitney, Mark Twain and Wendall Philips among his friends.

FROM NEWSPAPERS: Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Tuesday, 16 June, 1959; Page: 4


Rev. Xavier Lovett who was ordained in Kilkenny is son of Mr and Mrs Garrett Lovett. Kilmoyley, Co. Kerry, and brother of Mr. Sean Lovott, N.T.. Principal of Tiershanahan National School.

The brothers are prominent members of the G.A.A. in Kerry, both having played with the county hurling team.

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Tuesday, 09 June, 1959; Page: 10


Recently ordained to the priesthood was Rev Michael Hanrahan, son of Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Hanrahan of Kilbaha, Moyvane, Co Kerry.

A prominent member of the local G.A.A. club. Fr Michael will minister in Florida.

He is brother of Mr T. Hanrahan at present in the Garda Depot. Dublin, and of Mr. Liam Hanrahan, St. Patrick’s Training College. Dublin.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, 23 December, 1961; Page: 10

Kerry "students Ordained at Navan

TWO students from, Kerry were among the seventeen who were ordained to the priesthood, at St. Columban’s College, Navan, on Wednesday. The newly ordained are Rev. Patrick Blanchfield, Ballydowney House, Killarney, and Rev. Sean Quinn . Ballinacolla, Ballyferriter. Rev. Patrick Blanchfield attended the Presentation Monastery. Killarney, and St. Brendan’s College. He went, to St. Columban’s in 1955. His brother, Father Sean, was ordained at St. Columban’s in 1946 and is at present Parish Priest in Kumamoto, Japan. Rev. Sean Quinn attended Ballyferriter N.S, St., Columcille’s N.S., Dublin, St. Brendan’s, Killarney. He went to St. Columban’s in 1955. The ordaining; prelate was Most Rev. Dr. Patrick Cleary, Bishop of Nancheng, China, who was expelled from his diocese by the communists in 1952. This year is the golden jubilee of his ordination.

Irish Press 1931-1995, Thursday, 12 September, 1963; Page: 4


Very Rev. Thomas Supple, who has died, was Parish Priest of Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Ordained at Maynooth in 1917, he was for a time a professor at St. Brendan’s College, Killarney. He was successively parish priest of Prior and Tarbert. At Tarbert, where he spent 22 years, he renovated the church and presbytery.


Mother Mary Alban Fitzmaurice; Franciscan Convent, Broughton Hall, Eccleshall, Stafford, who has died, aged 81, was a native of Manchester. She entered the Congregation of the Franciscan Missionaries of St. Joseph in 1903 and was professed in 1906. Before taking up missionary work in Borneo in 1907, Mother Alban served in Blackburn and in Farranferris, Cork. Almost 40 years were spent in Borneo. From 1929 until her return to Europe in 1946, she was Regional Superior in the North Borneo Mission. She spent some years in a Japanese internment comp. Ill health necessitated a cessation of her missionary activities. Her last years were spent at the mother house in Staffordshire.

Irish Examiner 1841-1989, Saturday, 22 August, 1964; Page: 6


Rev Cornelius Cahill who was ordained recently by the Right Rev. Cyril Cowderoy. Bishop of Southwark at the Carmelite Priory, Aylesford, Kent, is son of the late Patrick Cahill, Customs and Excise Officer, of Corran Headford, Co. Kerry, and the late Catherine Cahill (nee Brosnan) of Castleisland. A Benedictine of St. Augustine’s Abbey. Ramsgate in religion his name is Dom Columban. He entered the Benedictine Order in 1958, some years after the death of his wife, and he was professed in 1962 . He completed his theological studies at Prinknash Abbey, Gloucestershire The servers at his first Mass, which was celebrated at St Bede’s. Clapham Park, London, were his brothers, Denis and Patrick Cahill. Many of Dom Columban’s relatives from Ireland were present at his ordination, and a cousin. Very Rev. D. Murphy. P.P.. V.G. of the Columban Fathers, who is on holiday from the Philippine Islands, was assistant to the Bishop at the Ordination Ceremony.

Novena Ceremonies from Knock Shrine can be viewed on

Knock Shrine August 2018

1. Clinton ignores the loss of human beings from the labour force because of Roe v. Wade.

Clinton’s economic assertions ignore the fact that the work force contributions of 60 million aborted children have been entirely snuffed out since 1973. The lack of necessary contributions by the younger generations is one of the reasons Social Security is in dire straits today. Of course, members of a generation cannot contribute if they are dead.

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018: Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 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. More info or call 089 239 8900.

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