knockanuare notes February 17th 2019

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.

GRANDPARENTS Moyvane: February Mon 18th 10.00am Mass celebrating Grandparents Day – Murhur N.S. (Mass in the Church).

GAA: Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of our €3100 jackpot last Friday night. Numbers drawn were 10, 20, 23, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Catriona Kenrick Knocknagoshel; 2. Donie Lyons, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Brendan Moloney, c/o Speedys ; 4. Mgt White c/o John Barry, and 5. Mary & Annette c/o Moyvane Chipper. Next jackpot up to €3200 with draw on Friday 22nd Feb.

SCOR na bPaisti takes place at Moyvane on 10th March at 2pm. Senior Scor Munster Semi-Final at Ovens on 23rd Feb., starting at 6pm.

PARADE: St Patrick’s Day Parade in Listowel, assemble at 11.30am at the Community Centre.

DEATH took place on 11th February 2019 of Nan Hurley (née Stack), Athea, in her hundredth year , wife of the late Willie. Survived by her son Denis, daughters Ann & Mary, Sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brother Tom Paul, brother-in-law Joe, sister-in-law Eileen, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Nan was celebrated in Athea Church on Wednesday, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery. Her brother Pat Joe Stack played with Knockanure, many times.

DEATH has occurred in England of John Danaher, formerly of Upper Athea, in his early sixties.

Death has taken place of Johanna Dell nee Mulvihill, Bolton’s Cross, Requiem Mass celebrated in Listowel Church on Monday 18th of February at 12.30pm Burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH has taken place of Jerry Moore; Elsinore, Tinnakilly, Rosbercon, New Ross, Co Wexford, on 13th January 2019, husband of Margaret, father of Yvonne, Seán and Diarmuid, brother of Michael, Helen and the late William. Regretted by his loving family son-in-law Colm, daughter-in-law Laura, grandchildren Danny, Louise and Nina. Both his parents came from Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy, Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Sr. Baptist Kirby, Emmet Leahy, Joan Furlong, Ella Ahern, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Bridget Softley, Maggie Moore, Catherine O’Sullivan, Bridie Stackpoole, Eileen McGrath, Mary Stack, Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim Quaid, Richard Brosnan, Dan Hanrahan. Mass Moyvane: Mon 18th at 7.30pm for Tom & Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road, & deceased of the O’Connor family; Tues 19th at 10.00am for Nora & Joseph O’Connor & Pascal O’Rourke; Fri 22nd at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan, Aughrim, Paddy, Bridget & John Joe Hanrahan & James & Betty O’Sullivan; Sat 23rd at 7.30pm for James Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle & Sutton, and Mass on Sun 24th at 11.00am for Bridie Stackpoole, Aughrim & her husband Henry. Mass in Knockanure on Sun 24th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

GRANTS: SSE Airtricity, Ireland’s largest provider of 100% green electricity, has presented €260,000 to community groups close to its Tournafulla, Rathcahill, Dromada, and Athea Wind Farms in West Limerick, and Leanamore Wind Farm in North Kerry. This year’s Community Fund has increased by over €59,000 from 2018, following Leanamore Wind Farm entering full commercial operation last year. Representatives of 62 local groups from West Limerick and North Kerry gathered in Halla Inse Ban, Templeglantine, for this year’s presentation on Tuesday January 29.

MURHUR NATIONAL SCHOOL OPEN DAY: This will take place on Wednesday 20th February from 12.30 to 3pm for parents and pupils thinking about attending our school in the coming years. Mrs. O’Regan and Mrs. Quill will address the gathering. Forms will be available on the day and any questions you may have on the day will be answered. Please feel free to call during this time. We look forward to meeting you.

ST BRIGID’S CROSSES in the Parish Office, Listowel, made by local ladies. All proceeds will go to Listowel Hospice.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Names now taken for the annual mid-term break camp on

February 21st and 22nd next. A wide variety of activities including arts/crafts. Fun/games, computers and much more besides. The camp runs from 9.15am-1.15pm daily. Spaces limited. Contact 068/23584.

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

TRUE STORY OF ABBEYFEALE MAN: Marc McMeniman M.A., Author, Teacher, and Documentary Maker will be the speaker at the next meeting of Rathkeale and District Historical Society on Friday, February 22 at 8.30pm. He will speak on the story of Nazi Codebreaker Richard Hayes. The meeting takes place in the Community Arts Centre, New Line in Rathkeale.

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

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL: incorporating the parishes of Listowel, Duagh, Moyvane & Lixnaw takes place on Tuesday night next (Feb. 19th ) at 8.00 p.m. at Listowel Presbytery.

UNDERSTANDING YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH, is a one-day interactive workshop for those working or volunteering with young people. The programme is designed and run by Jigsaw. The programme runs at Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 21 from 9.30am-4.30pm. Contact 068 23584.

PRAYER FOR SURVIVORS OF ABUSE: The annual day of prayer for survivors of abuse was opened in

Killarney on Friday 15th February. The Bishop has encouraged us to pray in the coming weekends as the

Episcopal Conference worldwide begins in Rome with Pope Francis to discuss safeguarding of minors in the Church. The Bishop also invites us to use a special Penitential Rite at all Masses this weekend. He also shares with us the following prayer of atonement:


Lord, forgive us our many sins.

We grieve and repent with all our hearts for having offended you, for our great failings and neglect of the young and vulnerable.

We place all of those who have been hurt by the Church in any way into your loving hands and under the protection of Our Blessed Mother.

Lord, bring peace to their broken lives and show us all the way out of darkness, into the light of your Word. May we as the people of God be more fully human, more fully Christ-like and more fully your people, that we may see the errors of the past and go forward with renewed hope and faith in Christ and in our Church. Amen.

ARDFERT; Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig – Tuesdays – starts Feb. 19th – 7.30pm to 9.00pm

Other Ardfert Events: Self Care Day: Betty Garnett I.A.C.P, Practical skills to promote self-care and well being on Sat. 16th Feb. 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Betty 0872498061. Gathering of Diocesan Parish Readers & Eucharistic Ministers: Bishop (Emeritus) Bill Murphy – Feb 21st. 2019 – 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7.00pm to 8.30pm.

LENT: Praying with the Gospels through Lent 23. You are warmly invited to a morning with Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture, Maynooth, and Kerry in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street, Tralee on Saturday 23rd February (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 the St. Brendan’s Parish weekly Lectio Divina group. Everyone is welcome.

WRITERS’ WEEK closing date for receipt of competition entries, is 1st march 2019.

CHILDREN’S Art competition sponsored by Texaco, closing date 28th February 2019.

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

FULL Moon on 19th of Feb.

LIBRARY: The Irish Whale and Dolphin Group will hold a talk on their Iceland expedition on Tuesday 19th February at 6.30pm at Killarney Library.

THE PRIESTHOOD: Maybe you have been thinking about the Priesthood as a way of life for you? Maybe you have felt you are being called? For more information contact Fr. Michael Moynihan PP, Glengarriff, 087 6551902 or one of the local priests.

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.

CONRADH NA GAEILGE/GAELIC LEAGUE; a branch has been re-established in Abbeyfeale. Members welcome. Further information Éamonn 086 3903244.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY AT GLÓRACH: On Friday, March 8 we will be celebrating International Women’s Day at the Glórach Theatre with a concert from the group Cúisle, that comprises Susan Browne, Dan Sheahan, Catherine Horgan and Kevin McCarthy. A themed night, entitled ‘Iconic Songs, Iconic Women’, it will be a celebration of International Women’s Day with all-time favourites such as Cyndi Lauper, Mary Black, The Cranberries, Barbra Streisand to name but a few, and can be booked at 0871383940.

ST JOHN’S: 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.

Mon 25th & Tue 26th -WHAT NOW?- St. John’s Youth Theatre takes a satirical and humorous look at the world around them in a play devised and written by the group and directed by Chris Fitzgerald.

Wed 27th- THE MAN IN BLACK- Terry Lee Goff and his band from Ohio USA present the No. 1 Johnny Cash tribute show in America.

Thu 28th- CLAUDE BOURBON- Medieval & Spanish Blues, a breakthrough across the fusion of Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical and Spanish guitar from a stunning guitar virtuoso. More from 068 22566.

MARCONI Communications 100 years celebrations takes place at Ballybunion on 19th March.

LECTURE; Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society lecture on ‘The Barrington Family and Limerick, c. 1800-1925’, will be given by Fr. Brian Murphy, a member of the Benedictine community of Glenstal Abbey. He is the author of a recent book on the Barrington’s and the controversial death of the only daughter of Sir Charles Barrington, in an IRA ambush near Newport, County Tipperary in May 1921The venue for this lecture is Room T.1.17 Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick at 8.00pm Monday, February 18.

GLOBAL Warming and plastics are constantly being discussed, nobody encourages use of natural fibres and our politicians, advisors & Co., go first class, change their clothes at every opportunity, jetting abroad and promoting a throwaway society.

DIABETES: 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 Dieticians. Visit or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel. Courses also run in Tralee.

DUAGH Sports and Leisure Complex Committee will hold a novelty fund raising event on Fri. April 5th. This will entail the showing of the popular film Despicable Me 3 in the sports hall – but with a twist! The power to operate the film projector will not be taken from the national grid. Instead the power will be generated by local cyclists working, and pedalling in teams of eight and hoping to supply between 80 to 100 watts of power. These cyclists don’t come cheaply! They need the sponsorship of the community – be on the lookout for sponsorship cards –and all money generated will go towards putting the finishing touches to the Complex. Doors open @ 6.30pm with Film rolling @7.30pm. Shop providing Popcorn and refreshments also available. A fun filled evening of entertainment for young and old alike. Come along and enjoy this unique event.

PAPERS: Kerryman 1904-current, 01.10.1955, page 13

Fr. Pat O Rourke of Firies home from Sydney after 19 years, he took colour movie pictures of the drawn and replay games between Kerry and Cavan and Sundays between Kerry and Dublin.

First time Kerry team in training got opportunity of studying a semi-final in action.

Kerryman 1904-current, 23.06.1956, page 5

LISTOWEL: Fr. Patrick Sheehy is spending three months with his brother, Mr John Sheehy, Main Street, Listowel, was ordained in Carlow in 1931. He ministered in Eureka, California for eleven years, before his appointment as pastor of St Joseph’s Church, Auburn, California. On June 14th he celebrated the Silver jubilee of his ordination.

Meadowing in Abbeyfeale making from £15 to £16-10s, last year it was £15 to £17-10s, per acre.

Kerryman 1904-current, 21.07.1956, page 11

Castlemaine Notes; Despite polio outbreak in Cork, the largest crowd ever went to see Kerry- Cork match.

On holiday is Captain Michael Lucy of the USA Naval Forces, whose parents are from Lacca, Castlemaine, he served in Korea.

Kerryman 1904-current, 15.09.1956, page 10

Causeway Notes; Fr. Maurice J Woulfe, St Thomas Aquinas Parish, Baltimore, USA, his father’s people from Abbeyfeale district, his mother Hannah Hanlon emigrated to America some forty years ago, his grandfather Michael Hanlon, lived on the outskirts of the village .

A unit of the Mass Radiography Association visited the village on Friday.

Paddy Mulvihill of of Cleandries died sudden after a day’s threshing. Other events, Ballyheigue Pattern Day and September fair.

Kerryman 1904-current, 29.09.1956, page 10

Knocknagoshel Notes; Most Rev. J Heffernan, D.D.. C.S.Sp. spent a holiday in his native Knocknagoshel. Sr. Agnes (Eileen O’Connor) was received into the Order of the Holy Infant Jesus at Drishane. She is daughter of Mr. and Mrs B. D. O’Connor of Beheenagh. Several others also on holiday.

Kerryman 1904-current, 06.10.1956, page 14

Ballylongford Notes; Congratulations to Fr. Tom Walsh, C.S.S.P of Bridge Street on winning the captain’s prize in a recent golf tournament, played at Portmarnock, Dublin, Fr Walsh is home on holiday from South Africa.

The Brassil Family of Puleen and Fitzmaurice Family of Rusheen have lost a father.

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  1. Good morning! I am back again in hopes of finding more about my roots! I wrote previously seeking information on both my Lyons(Larha) & Butler(Killomeroe) ancestors. In this week’s Moyvane Newsletter I saw the mention of a Donie Lyons & Maureen Lyons and was hoping we had a connection! My grandfather Michael J Lyons was born to James Lyons & Margaret Sullivan on Feb 6, 1880. He was the eldest of 5 siblings: Michael 1880, Bridget 1881, Jeremiah 1884, James 1886 & Thomas 1888. Other than Michael I am not sure any others came to America. Michael left Ireland for NYC in 1900. In New York he was introduced to Ellen Butler of Killomeroe by his aunt, Ellen Sullivan. He and Ellen married and were blessed with 11 children. Ellen Butler was born in 1880 to Michael Butler & Catherine Lyons. I’m not certain if Catherine was related to the family of Michael Lyons. Ellen was the youngest (to my knowledge) of 6 siblings: William 1864, Daniel 1865, Michael 1867, Richard 1869 & Mary 1871. These births were recorded in Ceilagurteen, Ballybunion.
    If either Maureen, Donie or anyone reading this post thinks they may have some information that will help, I’d surely appreciate your reply!! Thank you in advance!
    I can be reached at [email protected]
    Best regards, Tom Lyons

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