knockanuare Notes-December 17th 2017

WISHING all our readers a safe and peaceful Christmas, many will be alone this Christmas for the first time and others compare their present, with joyful past Christmases. Each of us in our own way no matter what our circumstance can reach out and feel the better for it.

PADRE Pio devotions will take place in Lixnaw on Tuesday, December 19th (3rd Tuesday).

Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

The witness will be given by John Greene, former Radio Kerry Presenter and now with Cork 103FM.

BEST WISHES to Geraldine Whyte of Rathea and Kieran O’Carroll of Clountubrid who were recently married by Fr. Brick at Rathea Church. Also Congratulations to Aileen Morris (daughter of David and Lily of Coilbee, Listowel) and Todd Richards of Melbourne, Australia, who were married in Listowel Church by Canon O’Connor on the 9th December 2017.

Best Wishes also to Mike and Bill Kennelly who celebrated their 80th and 90th birthday recently in Listowel.

CONCERT: Knockanure children and their teachers put on a wonderful concert at the Community Centre last week. The audience see the finish product and were enjoying the event. Spare a thought for all who put time and energy in preparing, planning and coordinating the show. We should make every effort to help and show our appreciation. Knockanure Community Centre and Knockanure School staff had a Christmas party in Listowel on separate nights.

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6200 jackpot on Friday 15th December 2017. Numbers drawn were 2, 5, 15, and 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Ann Fitzgerald Dooncaha, Tarbert; 2. Mary Moloney, 86, Ballygologue Park, Listowel; 3. Eamon McSweeney, c/o Enright’s bar, Moyvane; 4. Donie Fitzgerald, Duagh, and 5. Tony Stack, Loughill. The next lotto draw will be held on Friday 12th January 2018. Wishing you all a very healthy Christmas and prosperous New Year from all at the Knockanure GAA Football Club.

BOOK; Gabriel Fitzmaurice has launched his children’s book “Will You be my Friend”. Brendan’s Voyage to Iceland has been translated and is also now available.

DEATH; Tom Flaherty, Coil, Listowel, died December 13th 2017 at his daughter Mary’s residence. Husband of the late Mary. Survived by daughter Mary, sons Maurice and Morgan, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, and granddaughters Marie and Caroline, nephew, and nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Tom Flaherty on Saturday, December 16th, St. Theresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue, with burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of Nora Kennelly (nee Hudson), Pallas, Listowel, Co. Kerry and formerly of Kilbaha, Moyvane on December 10th, 2017. Nora, predeceased her son Neilus (Con) and her grandson Fiontan, survived by her husband Matthew, her son Ned, her daughters Mary, Siobhan, and Anne, daughters-in-law Anne Marie and Sinéad, sons-in-law John, Joe, and Ciaran, grandchildren, her brother William, sisters-in-law Mary, Elaine, and Mary, nieces and nephews.

Requiem Mass for Nora Kennelly was celebrated on Wednesday, the 13th of December at Irremore Church, followed by burial afterwards in Kilshenane Cemetery.

DEATH of John Broderick of Coolnaleen, Listowel on the 9th of December, 2017. Pre-deceased by his wife Sheila Stokes, and brothers Anthony and Danny, and sister Mary Horgan. Survived by son Joseph (Clonmel) and Declan, and daughters Katherina and Eilish, his daughter-in-law Elaine, sons-in-law Stephen and Jack, grandchildren, brother Bernard, sister Nora Sheehan. Requiem Mass for John was celebrated on the 12th of December at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, followed by burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Flavin, Marie Galvin, John Dillon, Sr. Loretto Relihan, John Mulvihill, Fr. Placid Nolan, Kevin Barrett, Nancy Daly, Sr. Anna Patricia O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Peg Meade, Neelie Buckley, Micheal Carr, Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Margaret Carmody, Eileen Moriarty, Sheila Kerins, Nora Fitzmaurice Crane, Mary Moore McKenna, Michael Collins, Ted Brosnan, Liam Foley, Kitty Bowden, Noreen Buckley, Jim Sheehy, Sr. Marguirite Shine, Sr. Maura Carmody, Mary White, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O’Brien, Michael Bunny Dalton, Mass Moyvane – Tues 19th at 7.30pm for Sheila & Ned Buckley, The Village;

Fri 22nd at 7.30pm for Maureen Fitzmaurice, (Months Mind). Mass Knockanure –Wed 20th at 7.30pm for Betty Neumann, Lissaniskea, & her parents John & Peggy McElligott; Thurs 21st at 7.30pm for Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanaspig.

MASS Moyvane; Mon18th at 10.00am, Special Intention – Theresa Beabes.

CHRISTMAS EVE & CHRISTMAS MASSES; As Christmas Eve falls on Sunday this year, please take note of the Sunday Mass times plus the Christmas Mass Schedule, which is as follows:

VIGIL FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT Sat 23rd at 7.30pm (Moyvane) Johnny Quinn, Leitrim M (Anni)

Sun 24th at 10.00am (Knockanure) Parishioners. Please note that for the Fourth Sunday of Advent there are two Masses Moyvane Saturday evening 7.30pm and Knockanure on Sunday at 10am.

CHRISTMAS EVE VIGIL Sun 24th Church of the Assumption – Moyvane, 6.00pm – Special Intention

This Mass is children friendly but all ages are most welcome. Confessions are available from 1pm onwards. 9.00pm – MIDNIGHT MASS – Special Intention at Church of Corpus Christi – Knockanure

Sun 24th at 7.00pm – Special Intention. This Mass is children friendly but all ages are most welcome.

CHRISTMAS DAY mass, Mon 25th at 10.00am – Parishioners. Church of the Assumption -Moyvane 11.00am – Parishioners.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Franciscans in Killarney, on their 150th anniversary, several local families have old connections with the Franciscans.

MAIREAD’S FUNDRAISING NIGHT: in aid of Nano Nagle School, will take place on Saturday 23rd Dec at 9.30pm. Music by Gabriel, Eoin and friends. Monster raffle on the night. All welcome.

CONFIRMATION: The parents of the Confirmation class of 2017/18 have taken on board the ‘You Shall Be My Witness’ programme. This programme will start on Monday 18th December at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall. Details from Mary on 087/9047918.

BAG PACKING: The North Kerry Alzheimer’s Day-care Respite urgently need volunteers to support a Bag Packing effort at Garvey’s Supervalu Listowel on 21st, 22nd, 23rd and 24th Dec. Contact Bridie 086-8556431.

ICON: Sun Dec 17 – Tues Dec 19: Newcastlewest celebrates World meeting of families! The 6ft ‘Icon of the Holy Family will be there.

CHOIR: Scoil Mháthair de will perform their Christmas Cantata in the church Abbeyfeale on

Thursday evening at 7pm.

GLIN PARISH pastoral council plans to launch the parish preparations for WMoF on Dec 31st (the feast of the Holy Family).

OPENING: Athea N.S. Would like to invite the community of Athea to its 2nd Grandparents/Special Friends Day on Thursday, December 21st. Mass at 12.00pm followed by the Official Opening of the Autistic Playground by the Lord Mayor of Limerick, Mr. Stephen Keary.

MONAGEA CEILI: The Christmas end of season Céilí in Monagea will be held on Thursday December 21 at 8.30pm.

AGM of Athea Credit Union will take place on Friday, December 22nd at 7pm in their offices.

CRIB: The live crib is back again this Christmas. Located behind St Brigid’s church, Duagh, the crib will remain open to the public until Sunday January 7th 2018. Christmas Carols and Craft Fair was also held on Saturday night last in Duagh.

FINUGE G.A.A. SOCIAL 2017 ON DEC. 30th at Marquee in Finuge to celebrate the 50th and 30th anniversaries of the victorious 1967 and 1987 North Kerry Championships.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE, 066 7134276; The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: Course by Fr. Seán Sheehy, starts January 17th, continues Jan through March, Every Wednesday. 7.00pm-9.00pm.

KNOCK: 28th Dec. St Ignatious of Loyola Spiritual Exercises – Silent Retreat for Women Knock, Phone: 085 8235525.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am to 6pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.


Sunday December 24th (Christmas Eve)

6.15pm Vigil Mass with our Parish Folk Group (children’s mass)

9.00 p.m. Mass of the Nativity with our Parish Choir they will also be singing carols at 8.40 pm. before Mass.

Monday, December 25th Christmas Day

9.00am (no singing) & 11.30am with our Parish Choir, they will also be singing carols at 11.10 am. before Mass.

TARBERT Mass: Saturday 23rd Dec. Tarbert at 6pm; 24th Dec. Tarbert at 11.30am, Christmas Eve Tarbert at 6pm; Christmas Day, Tarbert at 11.30am.

BINGO SPECIAL – All proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church Tarbert on Wed. 20th Dec. Your support would be greatly appreciated. All donations are very much welcomed. Play at usual time of 8.30pm.

TARBERT COMMUNITY SERVICES – currently have one vacant community home to rent at Woodview Place. Any qualifying person who wishes to apply for tenancy of this home should submit an application in writing to Michael Kelly (Secretary) Tarbert Community Services, Main St. Tarbert, Co. Kerry. on or before January 1st 2018.

DRAMA – There is a limited number of D.V.D.’s for sale of the recent comic plays performed by Tarbert Theatre Players, at a cost of €10 and they are available at the chemist.

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – had musicians, singers poets and reciters at their Christmas Party Night in the Bridewell on Sat. 16th Dec.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 19 BUGSY MALONE. Presented by Theatrix Stage School.

Wed 20 THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT. Another Theatrix presentation directed by Jo Jordon.

Thurs 21st LITTLE MISS MUFFETS MAGICAL CHRISTMAS. Centre Stage Theatre Co, Belfast make their annual visit to St. John’s with a Christmas Pantomime for local primary schools. Shows at 10, 11:30 and 1pm.

Thurs 21ST SONGS AND MUSIC WITH THE YOUTH CHOIR. 7 PM Creative Ireland Kerry/Kerry Co. Co. Youth Choral Project in association with The Kerry School Of Music present a seasonal performance.

Fri 22nd KATIE O CONNOR, STEPHAN SHARPE & TO GAZE UPON US DUO. Originally from Ballybunion, Katie will be showcasing new songs from her new album “Fool For Dreaming “.Details from 068 22566.

KNOCKNASNA N.S. are celebrating their 50 anniversary on Thursday 21 Dec. beginning at 9.30am, all are welcome.

CRAFT FAIR at Scoil Mhathair De, Abbeyfeale on Wed. 20th at 11am.

KERRY CHAMBER CHOIR, ORCHESTRA AND SOLOISTS performing Handel’s Messiah (excerpts) and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio (excerpts) directed by Aidan O’ Carroll in the Friary, Killarney on Wednesday December 20 at 8pm. Tickets on the door or from the Friary Office – 064-6631334.

CHRISTMAS WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Wednesday, December 27 at 12.30p.m.. Assembly is at the newly opened Longcourt House Hotel, NCW.

FOURTH ANNUAL CONNIE HARNETT MEMORIAL SWIM: The fourth annual swim takes place in Ballybunion on Monday, January 1 at 1pm. Funds raised will go to the Cardiology Unit in Crumlin Childrens’ Hospital with donations being made to the Hope Foundation and the Lourdes Youth Group.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE: A recording of the annual Carol Service which took place in the Church of the Assumption on December 3 last will be broadcast on WL102fm on Thursday, December 21 from 7-8pm.

PUBLIC CONSULTATION: Following a meeting of Abbeyfeale Community Council it has been unanimously agreed to hold a Public Consultation on the completed research and proposed plans on the Convent Building in Abbeyfeale at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, December 28 at 7pm.

NO CRIB at Limerick Civic buildings and they are spending big money on fireworks.

NEW HOTEL opens in NCW.

WEB DESIGNER: Abbeyfeale Community Council is seeking Tenders for Web Designer, Photographer, and Videographer from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to supply both immediate and on-going high-end material and services towards the development and updating of a Community Website and all associated Multi-Media Marketing Platforms.

THOUGHT: Forgive us if this day we have done or said anything to increase the pain of the world. Pardon the unkind word, the impatient gesture, the hard and selfish deed, the failure to show sympathy and kindly help where we had the opportunity, but missed it; and enable us so to live that we may daily do something to lessen the tide of human sorrow, and add to the sum of human happiness. – F. B. Meyer.


Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954) Sat 12 Apr 1890 Page 4

Slowly, and with measured, military precision, a casket was borne up to main aisle of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Sidney-place, Brooklyn, on the morning of 22nd February, and as the bells tolled out mournfully and awoke the echoes over New York Bay a large congregation bent in prayer for the repose of the soul of Mrs. Margaret Gosson who, after the great age of 96 years, had departed this life on the previous Saturday at the home of her daughters, 2991 Schermerhorn-street. In the assemblage were many well-known faces, such as Rev. John M. Kiely, Judge Richard O’Gorman, Col. James Cavanagh, Hon Hugh M’Laughlin, Patrick Ford, James Rorke, Dr. Kuhn, Thomas Cassin, and

Dr. Byrne. The pall-bearers were old veterans of the Irish Brigade, and behind them, as chief mourners, came Capt. Jack Gosson supporting his two sisters. A. very touching sermon was delivered by Fr. Ward, who said that he had been for years a witness of the exemplary life of the grand old lady whose familiar form would now be known no longer to the congregation of St. Charles. Year

in and year out, her beautiful face always wreathed in smiles, she had assisted there at the Mass or at the altar, and during all the wonderful number of years that God had given her she had been a noble example of devotion to that faith which she had imbibed in holy Ireland. Fr. Ward spoke of Mrs. Gosson as he knew her, and drew a life picture that all present recognised. The remains were

borne away, not to her old family vault in Glasnevin, but to the new family plot in Holy Cross cemetery, Flatbush. Mrs, Gosson was a dear old friend of the Irish World, whose arrival each week she awaited with the same avidity that she would a letter " from home." Her sight was perfect. The present writer has conversed for hours with her on events and personages as far back as Grattan’s

time, all of which was as clear in her memory as things are to us that happened yesterday. She was, indeed, a link connecting the past and the present. She was born in Dublin in 1794, and came of

the celebrated Esmonds family, of whom Sir Thomas Esmonde is the representative to-day. Her father’s home, one of the finest in Ireland, was the resort of the leaders of Irish thought of that time.

On many an occasion did she describe to us the personal appearances and characteristics of such personages as Robert and Thomas Addis Emmet, Henry Grattan, Flood, Arthur O’Connor, Thomas Moore, Dr. M’Nevin, Thomas Davis, the brothers Sheares, and other celebrities, down to O’Connell,

Gavan Duffy, and Shelton M’Kenzie. General Thomas F. Meagher was her great ideal. Daniel O’Connell was godfather to her daughter Teresa, best known as Miss Teresa Esmonde, the elocutionist, in whose arms she died. Mrs Gosson’s memory was as wonderful as her age. Her intelligence was of a high order and her culture and beauty made her one of the most sought-for belles of the Irish metropolis. Her husband, Mr. John Gosson, was the famous stagecoach

man who established the first mailcoach between Dublin and Enniskillen with branches all over Ireland. They came to America over 50 years ago. Mr. Gosson was carried off in the New York cholera -epidemic. Her six children yet survive her. Captain Jack Gosson was the famous Chief of Meagher’s staff during our Civil war, and before that made his mark in the Austrian army. The Irish Brigade men, who acted as escort, were his old comrades. Even in death the beautiful character of Mrs. Gosson was seen in the placid – features.

Not a wrinkle was to be seen upon the face, and she appeared, as in a happy sleep. She had hoped to live until an Irish Parliament crowned the efforts of the present movement. Then she would

return, she said, and willingly pass on to her eternal rest. But for the protestations of those dear to her here we verily believe she would have willingly undertaken the sea voyage, with all its dangers, to get a glimpse of her old home. Bishop Loughlin gave her the final absolution, and was with her as she closed her eyes for ever upon the loving ones whose care had made her life one of joy and peacefulness for so many years.

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