Knockanuare Notes-August 4th 2019

ROADWORKS UPDATE: There will be a full road closure from 8am to 2pm on Tuesday 6th August from Knockanure village to Ahavoher Graveyard  and trenching and ducting will continue on a stop and go system until Friday 9th August.  For info contact Padraig on 086/6072159.

GOLDEN Wedding Anniversary; Catherine Egan of Tarmons, married Patrick Shanahan of Kilbaha, fifty years ago in Tarbert. Wishing them all the best for the future.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 12th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan, If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.

CEMETERY Masses: Mon  5th at 8.00pm, Ahavoher Cemetery Mass; Tues   6th  at 8.00pm, Knockanure Cemetery Mass, and Wed  7th at 8.00pm, Murhur Cemetery Mass. Graveyard Mass at Kilnaughtin at 7pm on Friday 9th Aug.

DEATH of Margaret O’Connor (née Edgeworth, Mortara), Ballyeigh, Ballybunion, on the 27th July, 2019, wife of the late Jack and mother of the late John. Sadly missed by her sons Eddie and Patrick, daughters Noreen (Moyvane), Kathleen and Majella, her 12 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, brother Pat Joe, sons-in-law Michael and Jimmy, daughter-in-law Eleanor, sister-in-law Sheila, nieces Noreen and Sarah, and nephew James.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Benedict Cotter, Sean Redmond, Dora Ahern, Paddy Casey, Pearl Deane, Nell O’Connor, Sean Hanrahan, Tessie O’Connor, Sr. Barbara Murphy, Jack Dalton, Patrick Wren, Sr. Rosalie Enright, Mary Flaherty, Eileen McNamara, Lizzie Burns, Joe Kearney, Kitty Barrett, Fr. Noel Moran, Sr. Brendan Sheehy, Jerry Mulvihill, Eileen Ahern, Michael O’Donnell, Mick Moore, Pats Carmody, Sr. Ita Rochford, Bridie o’Carroll, Mass Moyvane; Thurs  8th at 7.30pm for Seán Larkin, Maurice & Mary Dowling & Hillary Dowling; Fri 9th at 7.30pm for John P. Walsh, Barragougeen (Anni), his mother Ellen & deceased of the Walsh family; Sat 10th at 7.30pm for Dora & Mossie Ahern, Kilbaha , and Mass on Sun 11th  at 11.00am for Dan Broderick, London and Gortdromagouna (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure: Sun 11th at 10.00am  for Special Intention (sick)

PLEASE NOTE: The Vigil Mass Listowel on Saturday, August 10th   will be at the earlier time of 6.00pm, to facilitate the Revival Concert which will begin in the Square at 7.00 pm.

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 10th/11th in aid of Pastoral & Retreat Centres.

MOYVANNE COMMUITY SPORTS HALL:   The upgrade of the car park is now complete, with Forty nine parking spaces marked. The bottle recycling banks, Gates will be open from 10am to 10pm.

FR. SEÁN  SHEEHY,  has written a book on Faith, Prayer & Worship. Suggested donation is €10 which will go to Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, for the new Dementia Day Care Unit being built in Listowel.

BOOK on  Brosna G.A.A. is available.

MEAL FOR VISITING CLERGY ON HOLIDAYS: Bishop Ray would like to invite any Priest who is at home for vacation and also Priests from abroad who have retired to live in Kerry, to gather for a meal on Thursday, August 8th at 6.30pm at the Parish Centre, the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road.

GLÓRACH THEATRE, Abbeyfeale will host JOHN SPILLANE, Ireland’s best known singer / songwriter, in concert on Friday AUGUST 16th at 8pm.

LISTOWEL NOVENA PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Wednesday 21st August. Fare €25 per seat with Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel. Coach will leave The Square, Listowel at 7am., The Church Bus Stop Abbeyfeale at 7.20am. & Longcourt House Bus Stop, Newcastlewest at 7.35am. For further enquires call 087-3966399.

COACHES TO KNOCK SHRINE: Visit of Briege McKenna, Monday August 5th. Depart Tralee (Bus Station) at 7.30am. Contact O’Shea’s of Kerry on 066 7180123 or Donal Kelliher on 087 6361023

REVIVAL FESTIVAL – TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT – THE SQUARE Wednesday 7th August 6pm. restricted parking at Square side of St. John’s remainder of Square, business as usual. Thursday 8th Square open to normal business (except area beside St. John’s). At 6pm. Thursday 8th to 9am, Sunday 11th – The entire Square will be closed off to all traffic to facilitate the concerts on Friday & Saturday nights. Traffic management will be in operation throughout the closure period in the event of emergency use. Please direct any queries to Terry on 087-6457664, Martin on 087-1946937. Revival committee wishes to thank you for your cooperation.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a one day ‘Creative Writing Workshop’ in Listowel Library on Tuesday August 6th. There will be a group workshop from 11 AM – 1 PM and in the afternoon a 1-1 mentoring session from 2-5 session. Booking is essential. Tel 068-23044 to reserve your place. Free  Adult event, suitable for emerging writers.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN August: Saturday 10th and 24th at 11 am. 1-6 years all welcome, free event Please bring a grown up and listening ears.

PUCK FAIR runs from 10th to 12th August and Dingle races begin 9th August.

ST JOHN’S: Sat 3rd – 31st– WILD ATLANTIC DISPLAY- A selection of recent work by local artist Emma O’Connor Bray. Opening 7p.m. Sat 3rd August. All welcome.

 Wed 7th -JAZZ INVADERS BIG BAND- From North Germany, a 20 piece group of traditional musicians who play everything from easy swing to modern jazz and of course classics from Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Norah Jones.

 Wed 14th – CLASSICAL FAVOURITES- The German classical pianist Tilman Reimers will perform works by; Beethoven, Greig, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, Brahms and Mendelssohn. More from 068 22566.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival Youth 2000 is a Catholic organisation for young people aged 16 – 35 years old. It’s main event is the summer festival, which is taking place in Clongowes Wood College Co.Kildare, from the 15th – 18th August 2019. It’s a great opportunity to learn more about the Catholic faith through workshops, talks, music and prayer. For more information and to see free bus routes to event visit, or call (01) 675 3690

BORIS JOHNSON had Gorman relations in Limerick, who knows he may have local relations also.

BIRTHDAY: At the party at Nightingale House, London on 23 July 2019, Ben Raymond, a retired hair dresser, celebrated his 108th birthday. Raymond moved into the Jewish care home where now lives. Ben and his wife Millie moved into the home in 2012, when both were over 100. She and their only son died that year. Ben and Millie Raymond met through their love of dancing, and got married in 1937. He is said to be the third oldest man in the United Kingdom.

GLIN Development Association is also hosting an Open Day at Glin Castle on Sunday, August 25 with  tours of the garden and castle.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: Group Leader   Maura   O’Keeffe   Harksen accompanied by  Fr.  Francis Nolan. September 10th2019. 7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport.  For information contact 066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

LEAVING the EU; All the talk is about England leaving the Eu and who remembers the undocumented Irish in various countries and nearer home, the scandal of dumping school books, there was a time when school books were well used.

FILM and TV star Dominic West will be the narrator and take on the role of the 24th Knight of Glin, John Francis Fitzgerald, ( Ridire na mBan) in telling the murder of, Ellen Hanly. The play, to be staged in a marquee at Glin Castle on September 9.


William Colbert, First of 13 children : 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, #6

Feb 12, 2019

My great-grandfather, William Cornelius (aka Willie) Colbert, was the eldest of 13 children.  He was baptized on 31 January 1877, in Moanlena, Mahoonagh Parish, Co. Limerick, Ireland, to Michael Colbert and Hanora Josephine McDermott.[1]

William had 7 sisters, and 5 brothers, one of whom was Con Colbert, who was executed on 8 May 1916, after the Easter Uprising.[2]

Sometime in 1890 or early 1891, the family moved from Moanlena to Athea, as William’s youngest two siblings, Dan and Bridget, were baptized at Templetathea West, Athea parish, Co. Limerick.  Williams’ mother Hanora died in childbirth with the last child born, Bridget, on 17 Sep 1892.

As a young adult, Willie became attracted to a young dairy maid named Eileen Houlihan, daughter of Charles Houlihan and Anna Carmody, also of Athea, Co. Limerick.  The story goes that William’s father Michael wanted no part of William being involved with Eileen, so Michael paid the passage for Eileen to go to San Francisco[3], where her older sister Margaret had immigrated to in 1897.[4]

As one might suspect, that got Michael nowhere, as Willie soon headed to San Francisco himself.  I found a passenger record for a William Colbert from Athea, who traveled to New York from Queenstown on the SS Etruria in July 1899, at the age of 22[5].  That fits with what I know of my great-grandfather.  It also fits with the stated immigration date given on the 1910 Federal Census.

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