Knockanuare Notes-December 8th 2019

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST PARENTS’ ASSOCIATION: The girls and boys from Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure will sing carols in Garveys SuperValu Listowel on Fri 13th Dec from 11am to 1pm.  The school choir will entertain the busy shoppers with many of the favourite Christmas carols, hymns and songs. A special “Thank You” to Selena Mulvihill and the teachers for all their help in preparing the choir.

MOYVANE LGFA (LADIES) AGM:  Monday 9th December at 8.30pm in the Clubhouse.

HOLY DAY Mon  9th mass Knockanure at 10.00am for Parishioners; Moyvane 11.00am, Special Intention – Sick;

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement Monday 9th December, 12noon Mass in the Community Centre Knockanure.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €7300 jackpot on Friday 6th December. Numbers drawn were 6, 7, 29,and  31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Nick, Dan, Chloe, Cian c/o Eleanor Goulding; 2. Teresa Whyte, Behins; 3. Helen Smith, Athea; 4. Bridget & Gerard O’Connor, Inchamore, and 5. Mary Horgan, Kilmorna. Our last draw for this year will take place on Friday 13th December with jackpot up to €7400. We will resume our draws in the new year beginning with the €7400.

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to thank the patrons of both local and beyond for all the support you’ve provided throughout the year.  We as a club have seen wonderful new developments in the club such as the redevelopment of our pitch and we look forward to an even better 2020. All at the club would like to wish our supporters a very Healthy Safe Christmas and a Prosperous New Year in 2020.

BLOOD Transfusion Service will hold a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 14th Dec. from 5pm to 8pm.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw on Tuesday 17th December AT 7.30PM.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy O’Connor, Tom J O’Donoghue, John Broderick, Betty Neumann, Nora Kennelly, Fr Jerry Roche, John Fitzgerald, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Jack Conroy, Breda Leahy, Paudie Mulvihill, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Tom Flaherty, Fr Brian Dalton, Fr. Bob Barry, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Boland, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Breda Meehan, Paidi O’Shea, Hannah Dillon, John Dalton, Eileen Dalton, Mass in Moyvane; on Tues 10th at 7.30pm for Pat McGuire, Ennis (Rec Dec) (brother-in-law to Ita O’Connell, Glenalappa); Fri         13th at  7.30pm for John Dore, Moyvane & London; Sat 14th at 7.30pm for Peggy & Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle, and Mass on Sun 15th at 11.00am for Seamus O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure on Thurs 12th at 7.30pm for Johnny & Peggy McElligott, Lisaniskea & their daughter Betty Neumann, and Mass on Sun 15th at 10.00am for Larry McCaffrey, Fermanagh & Knockanure (1st Anni).

DURING ADVENT Adoration in preparation for Christmas, every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm in Listowel.

KATIE is the latest book of poems from Gabriel Fitzmaurice.

THANKS to the council and Councillors for recent improvement works on the Gortdromagouna Road.

BALLYDONOGHUE have launched their 35th Annual Magazine, as usual it is packed with local items.

THE ICA FAMILY FUN DAY: was a great success. Thanks to all the families who supported us on the day. The draw winners are as follows:  Hamper was won by Annmarie Flaherty, Moyvane Village Pre-school and sponsored by North Cork Creamery. Turkey voucher was won by Teddy Keane and sponsored by Mike Corridan. The Ham was won by Isobelle Sheehan, Broadford and sponsored by Noel Stack Butchers. The ICA Christmas cake was won by Anna Fogarty. Bottle of red wine won by Catherine Lyons – Moyvane Bingo and sponsored by Holly’s Gala. Bottle white wine won by Brian Walsh, Moyvane and sponsored by Holly’s Gala. Guess the name of the teddy won by Zoe McEvoy. Guess number of sweets won by John Paul Barry.

FREE PARKING with a 2-hour limit for the town of Listowel from Saturday December 7th right up to Christmas Eve.

CONGRATULATIONS to Abbeyfeale Choir who recently celebrated their 40th anniversary, their musical director is Denis Dennison.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT LUNCH at 2.30pm. on Tuesday 10th Dec. in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

AGM: Athea & District Credit Union will hold their A.G.M. in their office on Sunday, December 15th after mass at 11.30am. All members are invited to come along and air their views,

PARTY: Christmas Party for our Senior Citizens will be held on Sun. 15th Dec. in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford commencing with Holy Mass at 1pm.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING Will take place on Monday 9th after 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Room, Listowel.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Mon. 9th & 16th Dec. 7.30pm-8.30pm; Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration: Thurs. 19th Dec. 7.30pm-8.30pm.

BOOK LAUNCH:  Fluid Forms:  Liam Flynn.  A Limited edition of 128 page hard back full colour coffee table book featuring over 90 colour photographs of Liam Flynn’s artwork will be launched at 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 11 at Abbeyfeale Library.  Everyone welcome.

CHRISTMAS TRACTOR RUN: Estuary Rollers will hold a Christmas Tractor Run on Sunday, December 15.   Registration will begin from 1.30pm at Abbeyfeale Mart.

TARBERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – will host a poets, singers and reciters night at the Bridewell next Sat. night 14th Dec. at 7.30pm. Tea and mince pies afterwards and everybody welcome.

CONCERT:  West Limerick 102fm Community Radio Grand Variety Christmas Concert in The Longcourt House Hotel on Wednesday, December 11 at 8pm.

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  Annual Church Gate Collection held on 7th /8th December at both Churches.  We also draw your attention to the baskets in the Churches which collect non-perishable food items and children’s gifts clearly marked boy/girl & age.  Thank you.

ARD CHURAM COMMUNITY CHOIR:  with Soloist Mary Culloty O Sullivan performed a recital of Christmas songs in Listowel Small Square on Sunday December 8th at 2pm.

CONCERT: Christmas Concert at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, Kerry Choral Union presenting An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols on Sun 8th Dec at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray.

CONCERT: West Limerick 102 community radio are holding a fundraising grand variety concert at the Longcourt House Hotel on Wednesday, December 11. It will feature the best of Limerick talent.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Full road closure on the Trien road from Mon the 9th to Wed the 11th Dec to facilitate road reinstatement. This will be from 8am to 6pm and a diversion route will be in place. Local access will be maintained but no through traffic.  No road works will take place on the Kilmorna road until after Christmas.  Info: Pádraig 086/6072159.  Works will continue next week on the Moyvane / Tarbert road from 7am to 7pm Mon to Fri. Minor trenching and ducting works will take place on Mon and Tues the 9th and 10th in the vicinity of the Aughrim Rd junction under a stop and go traffic management system. Remedial works will continue on the Moyvane road for the remainder of the week under a stop and go.  Info: Shane 087/9829576.

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

PLAN: A Draft Local Area Plan  (2019 – 2025)  has been prepared for Ballylongford by Kerry County Council.  This plan will direct the development of Ballylongford for the next 5 yrs.  To discuss this the Enterprise Association are holding a public meeting in the Parish Hall at 8pm Mon. 9th Dec.

WORDS TO THE WISE – “The most important thing in life is to stop saying “I wish” and to start saying “I will.” – Charles Dickens.


KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS: will take place at their Centre on Thursday next (Dec. 12th ) at 2.00 p.m.

ST. MICHAELS COLLEGE CHRISTMAS MASS: will take place next Friday morning Mass at 10.30 a.m. All are welcome.

CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY ANNUAL CHRISTMAS MASS:  for the people of Clounmacon and surrounding districts who died during the year will be celebrated on Friday 13th Dec. at 7.30pm. at their Centre. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday (Dec. 16th) at 8 p.m. at St. Marys Church. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with a number of priests of the Pastoral Area present.

CINEMA: Documentary on Listowel cinema owner will be shown at the Classic Cinema, Listowel on  Dec 12th at 8.15pm.

DUAGH TIDY TOWNS PHOTOS APPEAL: A lot of time and effort goes into putting together a Memory Room for Christmas. We appeal again for some local photos that might be of interest to the local community. Old photos of Duagh/Lyre/Kilmorna etc. environs & people we would appreciate you submitting these photos to us. Any suggestions for inclusion in the room are also welcome. Send via email: [email protected] or Facebook: Duagh Tidy Towns or contact Therese/Tracey 087-6718557/087-9951368

BLOOD  TRANSFUSION  SERVICE Clinic  in  the  Brandon  Hotel  9th to  12th December.    Monday 5pm –8.30pm. Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs: 3pm –5pm & 7pm –9pm. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on or by telephoning 021 4807400.

ST JOHN’S: Mon 9th – Wed 11th & Mon 16th– CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG

Theatrix Stage School present the iconic musical favourite filled with unforgettable songs, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang is a high-flying, fun-filled adventure for the entire family.


Thurs 12th– MÍCHEÁL Ó HAIRTNÉIDE – OÍCHE ÉIGSE & CUIMHNÍ CINN- MICHAEL HARTNETT – AN EVENING OF POETRY, MUSIC & MEMORIES- A celebration one of Ireland’s best loved poets Michael Hartnett. Featuring some of his best loved poems in English and Irish, with music accompaniment. Le; Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Cathal Quinn – dánta/poems, Michelle Mulcahy – ceol/music,  Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh – amhráin/songs agus Tristan Rosenstock – Fear an Tí/ MC


Thurs 12th & Fri 13th– SANTA’S SOOTY CHRISTMAS- Mischief, magic and merry mayhem from Centre Stage Theatre Company, Belfast as they return to Listowel with their sell-out show for two days.

Performances at 10am and 11.30am daily.


Sun 15th at 3pm – LIXNAW 1741

It was said there was only two places in the realm worth living, Lixnaw and London. Richard Walsh will host a work-in-progress performance based on the 18th century history of Lixnaw Court. It will feature a short talk on the topic, a selection of dramatizations of the history, live music from the era and an opportunity to discuss the history with the audience.


Tue 17th & Wed 18th – LORD OF THE FLIES- A youth theatre interpretation of William Golding’s award-winning novel presented by Theatrix Stage School. More information from 068 22566.

GOAL MILE TARBERT – Now in its 36th year and held at Christmas in villages, towns and cities throughout Ireland, The Goal Mile sees tens of thousands of participants’ run/jog/walk, bring the dog or bring the pram, to raise funds and awareness for Goal projects. Goal provides vital emergency relief and development assistance to people in crisis regions worldwide. This year Tarbert Island Road will be a route for The Goal Mile on Christmas morning at 9am.

ALONE  ON  CHRISTMAS  DAY: The Society of St. Vincent de Paul invites you to our First  Annual  Community  Christmas  Dinner  on Wednesday  December  25that  St.  John’s Parish Centre Tralee from 2pm to 4pm. All are welcome—Free of Charge. For more information or to book a seat contact the  SVP  Tralee  Office  on  0667128021, 0860234706 or email [email protected]

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am.  Sponsorship Cards  available  from Michael  Fox  O’Connor  087  9833075.

DEATH of Denis Kelleher; The road to Wall Street had started in a local national school, and later in St. Brendan’s secondary school in Killarney.


“He helped fund the education of hundreds of Catholic school children through the Inner-City Scholarship Fund of the New York Archdiocese, and lent his time, financial support and expertise to numerous community and charitable organizations. He, along with other Irish Americans, worked quietly behind the scenes to advance political stability and peace in Northern Ireland.


WORKHOUSE: Irish Examiner 1841-1999, Wednesday, 12 June, 1895; Page: 7

BOARDS OF GUARDIANS Mr John O’Brien, Vice chairman, presided. Among the items discussed. Cost of an inmate for the week, 2s 3.5d; in hospital, 3s; cost of outdoor relief for the week, £19 4s 6d. A circular letter was read from the Council of the Royal Dublin Society offering to supply four (Eslair) spraying machines to four farmers nominated by the guardians at 24s each, being a reduction of 11s each.

The Local Government Board forwarded several letters they had received from Mr Leslie, J P, in reference to the  water supply for Courtmacsherry.


NEWCASTLE, Mr E Mulcahy, chairman, presided. Other guardians  present, Messrs  Michael Leonard, C L Curtin, M J Molony, P Reidy, J Kennedy, V.C; Thomas Anibrose, R J Woulfe, John Downey, G L Sheehy, J.P.; John Curtin, Jas Culhane, J J Doody, William Irwin. Dr Condon, medical officer Broadford ; Dr Ambrose, medical officer Ardagh and Athea; J D Leahy, C.E., and Dr Sheehy, V.S, veterinary inspector, were also in attendance. State of the house—Number of inmates on previous Saturday, 194 ; admitted since, 6 ; discharged, 11; died. 1; at present in the house, 188. On out-door relief, 415 persons cost for the week, £24 18s. Finance Cash received during week, £13 6s 11d; expenditure, £727 13s 3d ; balance against the guardians, £564 16s 3d.

Mr Woulfe said he wished to bring before the Board the statement of a man named James Roche, of Athea, who came into the house recently, and who informed him he had to leave because he could not eat the bread supplied to him it was of such bad quality. Those poor people have no one to look to for protection but the Guardians, who are supposed to watch over their interests, and he would suggest that one or two guardians would go and see for themselves if there was truth in the statement. Taking a sample of bread from the board-room table he asked the master if that was the bread he used himself?

The Master (Mr Thomas Ambrose)—Yes, it is the same bread I use myself, and must have been the same which Roche complained of. He would wish a full inspection of the Board, and that they should go at once and inspect, for he never heard a complaint of the bread. The Board rose, and proceeded to examine into the matter in the house. After inspection Mr Woulfe said he was exceedingly sorry to bring on this inquiry, for which there was not a shadow of foundation, but he considered it was his duty to make the report. He should again express regret, and apologise, but it has added, if possible, to the master’s already high reputation for faithfulness and strict attention to his duty. The Master said he would wish for an inspection, not only every Board day, but every hour in the day or night they may desire. The Chairman said it was a serious matter to hear an accusation of this description, but if they were to believe every report circulated, with bad designs no doubt, they could not get on at all. He was sure no member of this Board would consider for a moment the master capable of allowing an abuse of this nature, he whom they all knew to be so rigidly attentive to his duties. Mr Woulfe again _expressed his regret, but believed he was acting right in the interests of the poor. The matter then dropped. Mr Fitzgibbon, the relieving officer reported having received an eviction-notice, in which Mr Maurice M’Mahon, Maiden Street, is the landlord, and John Kenny, Bohorboy, is the tenant, for possession of a house in the E D, Newcastle West. Acting-Sergeant J Ryan, Broadford, reported that Mr Geary had a cow in his possession suspected of suffering from


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