knockanuare notes February 25th 2018

PARISH RETREAT: An evening of prayer and reconciliation for the Parish will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday March 6th at 7.30pm. Free bus will be available from Moyvane Church car park, leaving at 6.45pm. Parishioners are free to make their own way there if they so wish. To book contact Julia on 49401 or Nodie on 49352 or Bridie on 49103 regardless of how you will be travelling.

ST PIO Listowel, Evening Mass on First Friday Evening of every Month at 7pm.

RAMBLING House on Thursday 1st March 2018 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

MISSION Duagh/Lyre , continues till Friday 2nd March 2018. This mission will be conducted by the Redemptorist Mission Team.

BUS to Duagh, Tues 27th for Healing Celebration in Duagh – Bus leaving from outside Moyvane Church at 7.15pm.

RALLY TO SAVE THE 8TH at 2pm, Saturday, March 10th, Parnell Square, Dublin. For information on buses phone 087 6590551.

WRITERS’ WEEK closing date for competitions 1st March 2018.

ART Competition, the 64th Texaco Children’s Art Awards, closing date 28 Feb. 2018.

RAMBLING HOUSE at Fr. Casys on March 5th at 8.30pm, details from 087 9918546.

RALLY TO SAVE THE 8TH 2pm, Saturday, March 10th, Parnell Square, Dublin. For information on buses phone 01 8730465.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE, Listowel, Open day Feb. 28th for enrolling for Sept. 2018.

PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: Diocese has invited Martina Lehane Sheehan to speak in St. John’s Theatre, The Square on Wednesday March 7th at 8pm. Her topic is: Living in each other’s shadow – Living, Forgiving and Healing Relationships.

CONFIRMATION Ceremony was celebrated at Moyvane Church on 23rd February 2018. Gabriel Fitzmaurice, introduced the various segments, the readers, choir and the Confirmation candidates participated in their various roles, before their proud parents and relations, seldom was the church so full. Thanks to Bishop Ray, Fr. Kevin, the teachers, sponsors, parents, the choir and a host of background helpers for making the lovely day, inspiring and hopefully, will bear fruit in the years to come.

Candidates were; Moyvane – Aoife Curran, Cillian Hannon, Grace Harrison, Conor Kissane, Mary Kearney, Aoibhín McCarthy, Robert Sexton McEnery, James Horgan O’Brien, Jack O’Donoghue, Diarmuid Óg O’Connor, Patrick O’Connor, Jack Quinn, Sarah Quinn, Matthew Quinn, Jacinta Roche, Killian Ryan, Áine Shine, Cara Stack, Bobby O’Riordan, Mollie O’Riordan.

Knockanure – Sarah Barrett, Jakub Bolka, Áisling Doody, Kelly Enright,

Aaron Flavin, Cian Halton, Lucy Keane, Nicola Kennelly, Megan McElligott, Grace McMahon, Harry O’Connor, Ciara O’Sullivan, Fionn Stack, Ben Sweeney, Seán Sweeney, Clodagh Donegan Ward, Aoife Walsh, Aaron Whyte.

FATHER PAT Ahern was honoured 19 Feb 2018, for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the county, in a civic reception held by Kerry County Council.

DEATH: Rev. Billy Graham has passed away at his home 21st Feb. 2018 in Montreat, North Carolina, The religious leader, known to millions around the world, died at the age of 99.Billy Graham’s spiritual journey began in 1949 with his first crusade in Los Angeles, CA.

DRAW: There was no winner of the €6900 jackpot for Friday 23rd February. Numbers drawn were 3, 12, 14, and 16. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Mary Holland, c/o Teresa Collins; 2. Del Boy Club, c/o Mike the Pies; 3. Tom Harley, c/o John Barry; 4. Declan Gallagher, 20, Hillview Drive, Abbeyfeale and 5. Bob O’Mahony, c/o Mike the Pies. Next draw to be held on Friday 2nd March with jackpot up to €7000.

CONGRATULATIONS: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like wish special congratulations to the boys and girls of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure National School on making their Confirmation in Friday 23rd February 2018.

DEATH took place on February 8th 2018 of Bridie Mac Neil nee McNamara, born 1912, she spent 70 years living between USA and Canada and came home when husband died, Bridie was a native of Cahera.

DEATH has occurred of Hannah Ferguson, nee Enright, daughter of John Enright and Bridge Nash of Moyvane.

Death has occurred of Sr. Baptist Kirby, at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home, Oakpark and formerly of Duagh. (Pre-deceased by her sister Kathleen).Survived by her congregation of The Sisters of Mercy, her brother Bill Joe, her sisters Marie and Lilian, her nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews. Sister was former matron of Castletownbere District Hospital.

SYMPATHY To Eileen Griffin & family, Tullarow, Kilkee on the death of her husband J.J. who died on Wednesday 21st. (Eileen is an aunt to Fr. Kevin). Also to the relatives of Jim Prendergast, Dublin who died on 17th February 2018.

ANNIVERSARIES; Michael O’Donnell, Joan Scanlon, Nora Hurley, John Behan, Nora Mary King, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Noirin O’Hanlon, Nora Fleming, Louis O’Carroll, Mike Dore, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche.

Mass Moyvane; Mon 26th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross,7.30pm Mass for Mary Prendeville, Listowel (Rec Dec) (sister to Anne Fitzgerald, The Village); Wed 28th at 7.30am Lenten Mass (Special Intention – expectant mother) and 7.30pm mass for Marie O’Callaghan, Glin Road & deceased of the O’Callaghan family; Fri 2nd mass at 7.30pm for Anne & Jim Cunningham, Kilbaha; Sat 3rd mass at 7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East; Sun 4th at 11.00am Mass for John Holly, The Village, and his wife Bridget, their daughter Emma & her husband Jack O’Brien.

Knockanure Sunday 4th March mass at 10.00am for Mary Carmody, Knockanure.

LENT THIS WEEK Monday Stations 7pm. Tuesday Duagh Mission 8pm. Wednesday 7.30am Lenten Mass.

MOYVANE /KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: GAA teams required u14 Girls, u10 All Boys/All Girls/Mixed team required panel of 16. Manager required for both teams and all other help would be appreciated. For further info please contact Brigitte 085/1018226.

PRO-LIFE SPEAKER, Mary Fitzgibbon from Tralee spoke at all our Masses last weekend.

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in The Community Centre Tarbert on Thur. 1st March from 10am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment you can contact Michelle at 083-4074256 or the Bridewell at 068-36500.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom O’Sullivan of Bunagara, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday with family and friends.

HOSPICE in Listowel AGM 27th Feb. 2018 in St Patrick’s Hall at 7pm.

HORSE AND PONY AGM: After 12 successful years, the Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony race committee are looking forward to this year’s races at Relihans Inch on Sunday July 1. The committee invite new members to attend our AGM Tuesday, February 27 at 9pm at Leens Hotel. Everyone welcome.

NCBI Shop is in Church Street, Listowel,- we would greatly appreciate donations(clothing, household bric a brac, toys, books and small furniture items etc) and we are recruiting volunteers. If anybody has any spare time to give to the shop, please call in for a chat. NCBI work to support services for 18,500 blind and vision impaired throughout Ireland.

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZE: 15 places available. From Sunday 1st July to Sunday 8th July. Contact Tomas Kenny 086 3683778.

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT IN IRELAND.A 4 week introductory programme entitled Getting to Know Grow starts on Wed. 7th March at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel contact Jerry,086 027 1990.

PAEDATRIC FIRST AID two-day course 10.30-12.30pm on March 5 and 12 at Listowel Family Centre. Further details from 068 23584. Book now as spaces limited.

TRANSITION YEAR MUSICAL: The Transition Year in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef are proud to present this year’s musical "Back in the Habit" a comedy based on the hit musical Sister Act. This not to be missed musical will take place in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef on Thursday March 1 & Friday March 2. Doors open at 7pm and the curtains will be drawn at 7.30 pm sharp. Tickets can be booked at reception during school hours or by calling (068) 30631.

TALKS AT THE LIBRARY: Healthy Ireland at Abbeyfeale Library supported by W LR presents a series of Talks on Health and Well Being. 1. General Nutrition with a focus on Food Intolerance & Healthy Meal Planning for busy people/cooking for one will take place on Wednesday, February 28 in Abbeyfeale Library from 7- 8pm.

PRO-LIFE Campaign; Those interested in joining the Pro-Life Campaign are invited to an open meeting in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Wed. 28th at 8pm.

FINE INCREASE: The fine for parking in a disabled bay will increase from €80 to €150 from March 1.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: will hold their annual traditional concert with special guest Anna Marie O’Riordan in Fr Caseys, Gaa Hall, Abbeyfeale on Saturday March 10 at 8pm.

PARACHUTE Jump. Michael Ahern from Garrygloss is doing a parachute jump on March 24th in aid of the children’s ambulance “Bumbleance”. Sponsorship cards are in the shops and pubs. Your support would be appreciated.

VIDEO: A Three and A Half hour DVD of brilliant outstanding entertainment of our recent variety concert in Fr. Casey’s, Abbeyfeale is now available by contacting Benny Thade McCarthy on 0879918546.

RADIO presenters are needed on an ongoing basis to introduce new ideas and shows. People interested are asked to contact Pat O’Donovan on 087-9977340.

DAY OF PRAYER; March 2, Women’s World Day of Prayer. The World Day of Prayer 2018 host country will be Suriname.

ST JOHN’S: Tue 27th, The Man In Black. The No. 1 Johnny Cash show across the USA performed by Terry Lee Goffee and his band from Cambridge, Ohio.

STATIONS: Live Stations of the Cross for Families, Sunday 4 March at St. Saviour’s Church, Limerick at 1pm Family Mass followed by pot-luck lunch (bring a dish to share), live stations of the cross, games and crafts for families. Please rsvp to limerick by March 1.

“LIVING WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES? Let us help. Book a place on our free X-PERT course (6 weeks, 2 ½ hours). The course is run by HSE Community Dieticians. Visit or call 087 673 4035 to book a place on an upcoming course in Listowel.”

MESSAGE FROM BISHOP RAY: We continue to bring your attention to the Catholic Communications Office double-sided newsletter Choose Life 2018 which is being published weekly between now and next May. Choose Life 2018 promotes the Church’s position on unborn human life and encourages family discussion on this important subject. Please check out … .. There are also leaflets at the back of the church.

KNOCKNASNA N.S.: Due to popular demand, further copies of “Caoga Blian ag Fás” have been printed and the final ten copies are available to purchase from Anne Lyons sweet shop Abbeyfeale or Scoil Naomh Pádraig – Knocknasna 0879601506. The book contains nearly a hundred photos taken over the last fifty years at Scoil Naomh Pádraig – Knocknasna.

RALLY for Life: Buses will be leaving West Limerick on Saturday 10th March to attend the Rally for Life in Dublin. For further information and to book a seat, contact John on 087-1127477.

LIFEGUARD: The Application Form and Briefing Document are also available from Human Resources, Corporate Headquarters, Merchant’s Quay. Tel: recruitment .

Completed application forms must be e-mailed to recruitment no later than Wednesday, 14th March 2018.

THOUGHT: The problem right now is all the judgment….from the right and from the left. It’s fine to express opinions and disagree, but labelling other people as evil or meaningless is awful. It’s so damaging. It’s hard to repair a breach when someone on the other side is using dynamite. —

Kenneth Williams

NOVENA Galway: 10,000 people are expected to gather at the Cathedral of Our Lady Assumed into Heaven and Saint Nicholas over the coming days to take part in the 2018 Solemn Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help. The novena, which is now in its 36th year, began 19 February and ends Tuesday 27 February. Weekday and Saturday Masses during the novena will take place at 7:45am, 11.00am, 1:10pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm, and 9.00pm. On Sunday, Masses will be celebrated at 9.00am, 10:30am, 12:30pm, 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 8.00pm. visit

ACCORD: Would you be interested in doing some voluntary work with Accord in St. John’s Parish Centre? For more information please contact Accord at 066 7122280 or Fr. Francis Nolan at 066 7122522

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 14th to 21st June from Shannon to Split Airport, Further information from Group Leader Maura Harksen 066 7127143. Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan 066 7122522. Information Night in St. John’s Parish Centre on Tuesday March 6th at 7.30pm.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. 11th—18th May. 7 nights Fatima or option Fatima 5 nights and 2 nights on the Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage. Early booking essential. Enquiries to Premier Travel, 2 Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square Cork. Email: norady or telephone 021 4277700, or phone Maureen Harty on 066 7131328.

FLOWERS: Daffodils, Primrose and other early flowers are blooming, also Furze and Heather.

PAPERS: The Liberator (Tralee) 1914-1939, Tuesday, October 20, 1914; Page: 6



LISTOWEL, Saturday

A meeting of the committee of the above was held at the Listowel Arms Hotel, on to-day, the Rev. Canon Pattison, M.A., chairman, presiding. The other members present were—Madame Janasz, Mrs. Little, Mrs. Armstrong, Mrs Johnston, Mrs. McKenna, Mrs. Naylor, Mrs. R. M. Johnston, Mrs. J. McElligott, hon. Treasurer; Mrs. B. Foran, V.C., P.L.G., hon secretary: Miss Horgan Miss Harriett, Miss Doyle, Miss Hayes, Miss Pattison, Miss May Pattison, Messrs. B. Johnston, M. J. Byrne, solicitor; Sir A. Vicars, J. F. McGuire, L.P.S.I. Madame Janasz who was very heartily received, read letters from the following who promised every help in their power towards the movement, viz.:— Rev. J. S. Dillon, C.C, Listowel; Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Gentleman, Mr. J. Kenny, .J.P.; Mr. and Mrs. O’Connell (Alta Villa); D. J. Flavin, M.P., U.D.C. After a discussion, it was decided on the proposition of Mr. Johnston, seconded by Mr.Byrne, that 150 woollen belts, be purchased in the town, and that tenders with samples be invited from the drapers of the town and be sent to the Listowel Arms Hotel by 3 p.m. on Thursday for selection by the Executive Committee.

On the motion of Mrs. Foran seconded by Miss Breen, Mrs. Johnston was elected to act on the Executive Committee, and it was further decided that all contributions of socks, shirts, etc., be directed to Mrs. J. McElligott, the Square, who had kindly consented to receive same on Mondays and Thursdays, contributors names and addresses to be attached to each parcel sent in.

The committee decided to forward the first parcel to the Lady-in-waiting to the Queen -to forward directly to the Minister soldiers at the front, on November 1st, so that the kind donors may send in their contributions in the meantime, and so expedite the work of the hon. treasurer.

THANKS. A vote of thanks was proposed by the Rev. Chairman and seconded by Miss Horgan, to the Indies who sold badges and flowers at the Races, special thanks being offered to Miss Janasz, with whom the idea originated. The amount collected from this source alone was no less than £22. The committee fixed Monday, the 26th inst., at 4 p.m., for the holding of the next general meeting, when, expression was given to the hope, all the members would be in attendance.

A meeting of the Executive Committee will take place on Thursday at 4 p.m. It is the expectation of the committee that the first parcel forwarded will contain 316 pairs, of socks, 104 shirts, 200 belts, and 12 pairs of wristlets. A cordial vote of thanks to the Rev. Chairman brought a very practical meeting to a conclusion.


Fr. Pat Ahern was honoured 19 Feb 2018, for his outstanding contribution to the artistic, cultural and literary tradition of the county, in a civic reception held by Kerry County Council. Fr Pat spoke with gratitude about his journey, outlining the impact the various Bishops of Kerry had on his work his location and his focus. Norma Foley spoke about his inspirational impact on Kerry and the country as a whole and she spoke with great feeling and emotion about his work with young people. Norma has worked directly with Fr Pat and has experienced his gifts first hand. It was a warm gathering of Fr Pat’s family and many friends.

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