knockanuare notes February 10th 2019

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 11th February. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

SCOIL CHORP CHRÍOST, 2019: If you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure please call to the school office between 9.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m. any day to collect your form. 068-49130. You are welcome to visit the school with your child any day after 2 p.m. All welcome.

DANCING CLASSES: with Norella in Knockanure Community Centre on Thursday 14th February 8 – 10pm.

GIRLS (u8’s to u18’s) FOOTBALL: Moyvane/Tarbert/Knockanure Ladies Gaelic Football Association Quiz Night on Friday 22nd Feb in Coolahan’s Bar Tarbert at 9pm.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS Lixnaw prayer meeting will take place on the 19th at 7.30pm (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Rachel O’Brien from Tiershannahan Ballyheigue.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €3000 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 11, 14, and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Mike Collins, Glin Road, Moyvane; 2. Edward Birmingham, Co. Westmeath; 3. Breda Harley, c/o John Barry; 4. Steve Smith, Ploughman Bar Abbeyfeale, and 5. Michelle & Seanie, c/o Speedys. Next draw on Friday 15th February with jackpot up to €3100.

AGM; The Knockanure GAA Football Club is holding its AGM on Wednesday 20th February in the clubhouse at 8:30pm. All welcome to attend.

MEMORIAL for Batt O Connor will we unveiled in the Square, Brosna on Sunday 17th February at 2pm, Sean Kelly M.E.P. will attend.

KNOCKANURE First Communion Class were introduced to the congregation on Sunday last, all brought personal symbols to the altar.

DEATH occurred On January 29th 2019 of Martina Noonan (née Walsh), Sundrive Park, Ballinlough, Cork, and late of Tullamore Listowel. wife of the late Noel, mother of John, Kieran, Noelle and Derek and sister of Elizabeth and the late Teresa, Patrick, Mary Catherine, William and Kitty. Sadly missed by her family, grandchildren Aaron and Brian, Aileen, Sean and Julie, Senan and Fehin, Ava and Maya, daughters-in-law Angela, Evelyn and Alex, son-in-law Ger, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Martina was celebrated at Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, Ballinlough. Funeral afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Blackrock.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Austin Brosnan, Bridie Mulvihill, Margaret Higgins, Ned O’Keeffe, Sr. Eileen Brosnan, Nora Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O’Brien, Hannah Murphy, Mary Cronin, Mary Fitzmaurice, Stephen Casey, Hannah Ferguson, Peggy Gordon, Patrick Roche, Bernadette Cudlipp, Mons Tim Harnett, Br. Clement McCarthy, Eileen Larkin, Sean Og O’Ceallachain, Dan green, Moyvane Church Mass; Wed 13th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Molly Dowling, Tarbert & Hillary Dowling

& Seán Larkin; Fri 15th at 7.30pm for Pat Foran, Bedford; Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East; Sun 17th at 11.00am mass for Denis Murphy, Ballyfinane, Cork.

Knockanure mass Sun 17th at 10.00am for Patrick & Mary Kennelly, Gortdromagouna.

MASS Knockanure Mon 11th at 7.30pm Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes – Mass for the sick; Fri 15th 12noon, Mass celebrating Grandparents Day – Scoil Chorp Chríost (Mass in the Church)

MASS Thurs 14th at 10.00am Moyvane Special Valentine’s Day Mass.

SCHOOL: Thurs 14th at 12noon Sacrament of Reconciliation for First Holy Communion

Children in Scoil Chorp Chríost – No Mass.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group’s 2019 production of ‘The Lonesome West’, book by calling/texting 087 2743189 stating your name, no. of tickets required and the date you wish to attend. The play will be staged at Con Colbert Hall, Athea on Feb. 14th, 16th & 17th at 8pm with doors open from 7pm.

NANO NAGEL SCHOOL 13TH ANNUAL SOCIAL Friday 15th February at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Music by Heart & Soul.

ST MICHAEL’S College in Listowel are celebrating 140th anniversary with a Ball at the Arms hotel on March 15th.

CHOIR; The hospital Church in Listowel on Monday afternoon was full of singers practising for a forthcoming concert. Without any media publicity, it was amazing the number from all over North Kerry present.

SCOR Sinsear Kerry Final was held at the Marian Hall on Friday 8th Feb. 2019, it was a great night of music, story and song, pity so few locals were present, and they lost an opportunity to see great talent. Competitors were from Glenflesk, Lios Poil, Ballydonoghue, Valentia, Ballylongford, Tralee, Spa, An Coirean, Crotta O Neill, to name some.

CELEBRATIONS to Mary Bridget O’Riordan, Purt Yard who celebrated her 100th Birthday on Monday, February 4.

HARNETT REUNION MEETING in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale on Thursday night next, February 14 to start finalising the programme for our International Reunion taking place on July 11-14. The meeting will start at 8pm sharp.

MOYVANE TEXT ALERT AGM & COMMUNITY MEETING: in the Marian Hall on Tues 12th Feb at 8pm. Sgt. Paula Kelleher will be in attendance along with D.J. Sheehan of Shield Security to discuss new wire free intruder alarms and new CCTV systems for homes and businesses. All are welcome.

SAFE TALK: What is safeTALK? It is a one day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thoughts of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. Thursday 21st February from 10am to 1.30pm in Listowel Family Resource Centre – 068/23584.

WRITERS Week closing date for receipt of competition entries 1st March 2019.

BOOK Launch by Vincent Carmody, he is launching at the Teachers Club at 36 Parnell Sq., his latest book, History of Printing in North Kerry 1870-1970 on 14th Feb. 2019.

QUILT Hand Woven by Bridget Dineen Mulvihill was recently presented to Writers Week Museum.

BRST Wishes to Katerina Sheehan of Moyvane and Broadford on her 40th birthday.

TICKETS on sale for the S.D.C. – Athea GAA fundraiser at the Devon Inn on March 3rd. They can be got at Paul Collins’ Shop or by ringing 087-1233361.

MARRIAGE OF CONNIVANCE: Abbeyfeale Drama Group takes the stage in Fr. Casey’s with ‘Marriage of Connivance’ Thursday, February 14, Saturday16, Sunday 17, Tuesday19, Thursday 21, Saturday 23 and Sunday, February 24. Doors open 7.15pm, Show 8pm sharp.

THE CHASTITUTE: If you missed the Abbeyside Players production of the Chastitute they will be in Rockchapel Community Centre on Saturday, February 16 and in Tournafulla Community Centre the following Saturday, February 23.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 066/7134276 for information on the following: Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

Gathering for all diocesan readers and parish personnel: Bishop Bill Murphy, Thursday 21st February 7.30pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays – starts February 19th from 7.30pm to 9.00pm.

“LECTIO DIVINA” – A way of praying and meditating with Scripture. 6 Wednesdays – Starting Ash

Wednesday 6th March, 11 am -12.15 pm in Franciscan Friary Chapel. Contact Anne Alcock 087-6176193.

COFFEE MORNING: A Coffee morning will be held at the Gate way café the Western Inn Feale’s Bridge Abbeyfeale on Thursday, Valentine’s Day February 14 from 11 – 2pm where all the proceeds are going towards the chemotherapy day ward at UHK. Your support would be greatly appreciated.

CONGRATULATIONS to Scoil Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale are in the regional final of this year’ Junk Kouture competition.

ST ITA’S FAITH CAMP: This year our camp takes place in St Mary’s Boys school from Monday, July 29 –Thursday, August 1. We will need volunteers -adults 18yrs +and also youths aged 14 –17 yrs. Info: -087-2788834.

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE, Listowel is operating a Post Stroke Day Service with Physio and Nursing supports on Monday’s. This is an 8 to 12 week course which includes physiotherapy programme, nursing support, and physical and mental stimulation programme. Morning tea and mid-day meal provided. For further information please contact Louise Harnett (Nurse Co-Ordinator) on 068 22986.

KERRY LIFE AND FAMILY: are holding a Rosary of Reparation in the Square, Tralee on Wednesday February 13th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

FRIENDS OF CUAN MHUIRE: A centre of Hope, Welcome and Support for individuals, concerned families, those who have completed the recovery programme and those in need of help as a result of addiction. Come and see. Enjoy a coffee or tea. A listening ear could calm your fear. 21A Strand Street. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Phone 087 366 5003.

LENT: Praying with the Gospels through Lent. Would you like to pray more deeply with the Gospels during Lent? You are warmly invited to a morning with Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, & Kerry, in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Sat 23rd Feb (10am -12.30). Registration at 10am, starting at 10.15am sharp. Please phone St. Brendan’s 066- 7125932 to register. Suggested offering of €5. Organised by St. Brendan’s Parish weekly Lectio Divina group. Everyone is welcome.

BINGO Fundraiser will be held in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sat. 16th Feb after 7pm mass. All welcome.

FEET: Chiropodist will be attending the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Mon. 25th Feb. Please call 087-7672172 if you wish to book an appointment.

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF KERRY HOSPICE will hold their AGM on Wednesday 13th February at 7 pm in St Patrick’s Hall. New members welcome.

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: Gain confidence, meet new people and become a better public speaker. The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes places at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday February 14 with a Valentine’s Day theme!.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 13th -WHISKEY SHIVERS, American Country and Bluegrass presented by a five-piece group from Austin, Texas, playing only four dates in Ireland.

Thu 14th- THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL, With David Munnelly – Accordion, Anne Brennan – Vocals and Joseph Mc Nulty – Fiddle. New arrangements of old music for voice, accordion and fiddle as well as new melodies.

Fri 22nd- INSPIRING BACH, A Music Network concert featuring Claire Duff – Baroque Violin and Benjamin Alard -Harpsichord.

Sat 23rd & Sun 24 – THE HONEY SPIKE. Tarbert Theatre Players return with Bryan MacMahon’s play on the epic journey of a young Traveller couple from the Giant’s Causeway to the Cork-Kerry border.

HARNETT REUNION MEETING: All Harnetts near and far are invited to a meeting in St. Ita’s Hall on Thursday night next, February 14 to start finalising the programme for our International Reunion taking place on July 11-14. It would be great if we could have a spread of the different clans. The meeting will start at 8pm sharp and we aim to finish within the hour. Email HarnettReunion2019 for further information or check out Harnett Reunion FB page to keep up to date with all the plans for a fantastic weekend.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information Evening on Tues 12th Feb at 7:20pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to info before Mon 11th Feb or call the Information Line on 085 2888 888.

FREE HSE Diabetes course ; Living with type 2 Diabetes? Let us help. Book a place on our FREE HSE Diabetes course (running once a week for 6 weeks for 2 ½ hours each week). The course is run by HSE Community Dietitians. Visit or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel. Courses also run in Tralee.

HOSPITAL over run, every project where public money is involved, very often double in price and still more will be needed to complete project. Question is never asked was the Children’s Hospital project being used as a counter balance, to show caring for children in run up to the recent referendum, people are now whispering that children will have to be imported from abroad to fill the hospital now being constructed.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE: Celebrity concert this year by The Kilfenora Ceili Band. Takes place May 2-6, concert Sunday, May 5.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE: Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am – 7pm.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP Listowel will meet straight after 10.30am Mass Monday 11th February in the Parish Meeting Room.

BALLINCLOGHER NATIONAL SCHOOL REUNION ON AUGUST 4th 2019 AT BALLYROE HOTEL: We are looking for old photographs and class lists. Please contact Maureen Lyons on (086) 2059608; Matt Quinlan (087) 2428700; May Bonn (086) 0562432.

HE LEVIATHAN PROJECT; Féile an tSolais is looking for 15-20 volunteer artists and craft people, to complete a project for its 2019 festival this October/November. Key Skills- Metal Fabrication- Wirework- Experience using Dremel tools- Sculpture- Upcycling. Please send a short bio with your name, age, skills and experience. Email: feileantsolais

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, April 20, 1946; Page: 12

Listowel Army Chaplain Home On Holidays

HOME on holidays and staying with his parents "Half-way House," Glenoe, Listowel, is the Rev. Patrick J. Walsh, who spent thirty four months in the Pacific War Area as Army chaplain. Before joining the U.S.A. Army Chaplain Corps., in which he has the rank of Captain, Fr. Walsh was pastor at Mondamin, U.S.A. He was also assistant pastor for five years at St. Anthony’s Church, Des Moines. Father Walsh was educated at St. Michael’s College, Listowel, Copsewood College, Pallaskenry, and at Wexford College. He completed his ecclesiastical studies in the U.S. A, where he was ordained Two of his sisters, Sister M. Tarcisius and Sister M. Julia, are members of the Community of the Sisters of Charity of The, Incarnate Word, Houston, USA. In the U.S.A, Army since 1942, Father Walsh was last stationed in an Army Hospital in New Caledonia, where many, units were briefed for invasion of the surrounding islands.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 10, 1946; Page: 5

Newcastle West News: ORDAINED IN LONDON.

Rev. Thomas Rrouder, Knockbyheen, Ardagh, was amongst the young priests ordained recently at St. Joseph’s College, Mill Hill, London, by Most Rev Dr. Myres. He celebrated his first Mass in his home parish church at Kilcoleman, where he was assisted bv Rev. Fr. O’Connell, C C. Subsequent to the Mass the newly ordained imparted his blessing to the large congregation present. Fr. Brouder, who was a former student of St. Joseph’s College, Freshford. Co. Kilkenny, is youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brouder, Knockbyheen, Ardagh. He is a cousin of the late Most Rev. Dr Thomas Broderick. Bishop of Nigeria,

FINAL PROFESSION. Among the thirteen nuns who received their final profession at the Holy Faith. Glasnevin, Dublin, on July 31, was Sister M. Benigna (Brenda Roche). Sister Benigna, who comes from a highly esteemed and widely respected family, is fourth daughter of Mr. and Mrs Thomas Roche, The Square House, Newcastle West She is also sister of Dr William Roche, Loughlinstown, Dublin, and of Mr. John Roche, Churchtown. New castle West Following her final entry into the religious life, Sister Benigna was the recipient of numerous messages of goodwill and felicitation from a very wide circle of relatives and friends.


Newcastle West has lost one of its oldest and most esteemed residents by the death of Mrs, Mary Hannon, Maiden Street, which occurred on August 1 at an advanced age. Deceased, who came from one of the oldest families in the town, was mother of the late Mr Jas. Hannon, Newmarket, Co Cork. There was a very large and representative attendance at the funeral which took place to Churchtown cemetery on Friday last. The officiating clergy were- Rt Rev. Mgr. Hannon, PP.. V.G. Newcastle West; Rev. M. Bowler. PP . Newmarket; Rev M. O’Grady. C.C. Newcastle West; Rev Fr. Kirby. CC, Croom. (Break)


Almost immediately after visiting friends at Bishop Street late on Thursday evening of last week, Mr. John Joe Griffin, of North Quay, Newcastle West, collapsed and died after receiving spiritual and medical assistance. Aged about 62 years. (Break)

Kerryman 1904-current, 07.12.1946, page 16

Remember the storm that swept South Kerry on Monday evening last, she was seated by the fire when at the height of the storm about 5.30 pm, the far gable of the house was struck by lightning, part of roof collapsed and gable completely shattered, adjoining rooms were turned into a shambles, but Mrs Lynch emerged from the wreckage unscratched. A workman who had a sledge in his hand was wrenched from him. Every article in a room near the gable, which used to be occupied by Mrs Lynch’s son- now a well-known member of a famous teaching order, was smashed to atoms, with the exception of a glass canopied statue of the Blessed Virgin, which remained intact on its pedestal.

See paper for more on the many writers and stories in their Christmas edition.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 02, 1947; Page: 14

Priest Dies On Holiday From U.S. Mission

AGED 8I, and a native of Duagh, North Kerry, Rev. Fr. John Brosnan. Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas, The Bronx, New York, died, at the Bon Secour- Nursing Home, Tralee, on Tuesday. Deceased, who was a brother of the late Very Rev. Canon Brosnan, P.P, Milstreet, and the late Very Rev D Brosnan, President, St Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney and of Mr. Brosnan, Kilflynn , was educated at St Michaels College, Listowel, St Brendan’s Seminary, Killarney and at the Irish College, Paris. He was ordained in Killarney in 1890 and went to the New York Diocese, where he ministered until he returned on a holiday to this country in June of this year.

(Break) Very Rev D Canon Brosnan, P.P.V.F., Rathmore: Rev T Galvin San Francisco, and Fr ? Galvin, Ballyferriter.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 23, 1947; Page: 6

HOLIDAY HOLOCAUST, Once again the newspapers are carrying their yearly accounts of drowning incidents. With the rising temperatures comes the rush to seaside or river-bank, and the perennial crop of fatal or near-fatal accidents.

Extra Ration for Harvesters: Workers must apply themselves. In the circumstances, many could falsely represent themselves as being engaged in harvesting and so get the extra ration; human nature is weak, but we hope that in this instance public spirit will prove stronger.


SISTER M. Alacoque, of the Presentation Convent. Killarney, died in the 66th year of her religious life at the age of 90 years. Deceased was a sister of the late Mr. J. K. O’Connor, Castleisland, and is survived by many nieces and nephews, including Fr. Florence O’Connor, U.S.A. She spent all her life on the teaching staff of the Convent.

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