knockanuare notes January 13th 2019

2019 January 16 Knockanure


ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 14th January. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome, If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP Lixnaw prayer meeting will be on Tuesday, January 15th, 2019. (3rd Tuesday). The witness will be given by Retired Garda Sergeant, Tom Murphy from Waterville.

FEAST of St Ita January 15th.

BIRTHDAY: Congratulations to Chrissie Mulvihill, Upper Athea, who celebrated her 90th birthday over Christmas.

FIRST Holy Communion meeting will take place in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 22nd January at 7.30pm. It is important that all parents/guardians attend. Children are not to attend as this is for

the parents/guardians only. If you cannot attend contact the Parish Office 49308.

GAA Knockanure: There was no winner of our first jackpot of the new year. Jackpot was €2600. Numbers drawn were 3, 11, 12, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Margaret Clancy Knockanure; 2. Joe Cahill, Sern Sweeney, Lisaniska; 3. Bridget Riordan, c/o Leens Hotel; 4. Sean McCoy, 15. Collins Park, Abbeyfeale, and 5. John Murphy, St. It’s Rd, Abbeyfeale

Next draw will be up to €2700 with draw to be held on Friday 18th January.

TARBERT BRIDEWELL – will reopen for business on Mon. 14th Jan. Open Mon. to Fri. from 9.30am – 4.30pm. Please call in for a tea or coffee and a chat. All support of this community business is very much appreciated.

THE ARD CHURAM CHOIR – will resume practice on Mon. Jan. 14th at the Hospital Chapel, Listowel, from 1.30 to 2.30pm. A limited number of places are available for new members. Call Mairead on 086 – 8696341.

SEANCHAI on 17th Jan. 2019, a talk on politics over past 100 years.

SYMPATHY to Mary Cronin, Inchamore on the death of her sister Kathleen Mulligan, San Francisco and Inchamore. Sympathy also to Bishop Bill Murphy & his brother Fr. Michael on the death of their sister Sr. Therese (Sheila) Murphy, Carmelite Monastery, Malahide.

DEATH of Larry McCaffrey, Skea, Arney, Fermanagh, who passed away on December 28th 2018. He was a great GAA Supporter.

DEATH of Tom McMahon, Meenanare, Duagh, and formerly of Gurtagleanna, Kilmorna at UHK, on 8th January 2019. Predeceased by his son Connie. Survived by his wife Peg, daughter Noreen, sons Dan, Johnny, Thomas, Seamus, Timmy and Terence, brothers Dan and Jim, sisters Catherine, Nora, Mary and Eileen, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, his grandchildren, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law. Requiem Mass for Tom took place on Saturday morning. Burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Timmy Nolan, Eddie Cunningham, Dan Mulvihill, Rebecca Roche, Catherine Moloney, Michael Fitzgerald, Mary Theresa Collins, Mickey Liston, Liam O’Connor, Peggy Mulcahy, Martin Stack, Connie Shine, Michael Moloney, Mike Joe Stack, Maighread Scanlon, Kit Scanlon, Catherine Hudson, Hannah Stack, Mai McCarthy, Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Fr. Michael Buckley, John O’Hanlon, Eileen Collins, Fr. James Noonan. Mass Moyvane: Mon 14th at 7.30pm for Mary O’Sullivan, Kilbaha & deceased of the O’Sullivan family; Wed 16th at 7.30 for Eileen Collins, Glin Road; Thurs 17th at 7.30pm for Catherine Scanlon, Leitrim West , her husband

John & their son Tom, Sat 19th at 7.30pm Hanna Stack, Clounbrane (1st Anni) & her husband Richard, and mass on Sun 20th at 11.00am for Matthew Thompson, Woodgrove (Months Mind).

Mass at Knockanure: Tues 15th at 7.30pm for Pats Lane, Beenanaspug, and mass Sun 20th at 10.00am for Irene O’Keeffe, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna.

GAA Knockanure: The club at this time would like express our sympathies to the friends & family of the late Larry McCaffrey, Skea, Arney, Fermanagh who passed away on December 28th 2018. Larry was both a great supporter and player for our club. His great sense of character and spirit will live on and be fondly remembered always.

CHESS: Gerard MacElligott (his grandfather came from Knockanure) and Dr. Paul Wallace tied for first place in the all-Ireland over 50 chess championship held from January 3rd to 6th.

ARDFERT RETREAT Christian Spiritual Development Course: Fr. Sean Sheehy -Wednesdays -Starting Jan. 16th -7.30pm to 9.00pm.

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER; Jimmy Collins, Glin Road, annual Nano Nagle Fund raiser in Mairead’s Bar raised €1,500 for the Nano Nagle Centre in Listowel. Jimmy wishes to thank each and every one who has helped and supported the event.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: Annual Church Gate Collection next weekend 19th / 20th January.

OLDER person’s maintenance service is now taking requests for 2019. We provide a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry. Freshen up the rooms of your home for the New Year with a new coat of paint. Prepare your home for the cold weather (i.e. power washing footpaths and driveways). We also offer home cleaning and domestic support. For more information please call 068 23428 or 0873776724.

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week from 27th January- 3rd February.

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

PRAYER: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity begins on 18th Jan.

WEDNESDAY PRAYER: Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

RUN: The Tralee 10 miler will bring together a combination of club athletes and recreational runners over a flat fast course taking in the outskirts of Tralee. Event on Feb. 16th at 10am.

PROGRESSIVE PATHWAYS FAIR: Rose Hotel Tralee, Wednesday 30th Jan 12-6 p.m. Free transport to event: pick up points /booking available on

DESIGNER MINDS PRIMARY SCIENCE WORKSHOP IN LISTOWEL: Starts 21st January for 1 hour for boys and girls. Call 087 6310411.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA; Led by Fr. Noel Spring. May 10th—17th 2019. Enquiries to Maureen Harty on 066 7131328

BEST WISHES to Athea Comhaltas who will be holding the County Fleadh Cheoil in 2019 after a lapse of 17 years. This will be the ninth occasion holding it in the village, and it will be held over the June Bank Holiday weekend (Friday May 31 to Monday June 3).

HOUSE of Prayer bus on Sat. details from 087 943 0118.

NUTRITIAN for Kids talk at Listowel library 24 Jan at 11 am.

BINGO in the Marian Hall. With your support the committee of the Marian Hall has been able to contribute to many other organisations in the parish over the past year, The School, The Church, The Community Centre etc. Over €100,000 has gone to help other groups who are not in a position to raise funds themselves. This is what communities are about and should be about. Thank you for your support.

BOOK: IN THE SHADOW OF THE MONUMENT – THIS IS A COLLABORATIVE CELEBRATION OF CHILDHOOD MEMORIES PENNED BY PEG KISSANE OF BALLINTOGHER. Peg always wrote down the happy experiences of her childhood in Ballintogher. She stored these gems in the attic till now.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING Listowel, Monday 14th at 11am. Straight after Morning Mass in the Parish Meeting Room.

LECTIO DEVINA (SACRED READING GROUP listowel) Resumes after 10.30am. Mass on Tuesday 15th, for less than hour.

WEEKEND OF PRAYER PRAISE WORSHIP AND HEALING on Saturday February 2nd and Sunday February 3rd 2019, at Charleville Park Hotel, Charleville Co. Cork

Keynote Speaker: Ros Powell (Catholic Christian Evangelist U.K.)

Talks: Fr. John Keane CC (Cloyne Diocese); Fr. Tony Emeka MHM (Cameroon), and Msgr. Finbarr O Leary (Ecuador Missions). Admission to the event is Free but pre-booking is necessary. To book please contact: Celia 087 2405568 Mary 087 2898518 Nuala 086 1544075 Tom 087 6468658 Pat 087 2505528.

ASTHMA SOCIETY OF IRELAND: Free Asthma and COPD Advice line. Speak to a specialist nurse over the phone about your or your child’s asthma or COPD. Free phone 1800 44 54 64 between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday to book an appointment.

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

ROAD: Road No. L-1022 between Athea & Knockanure Graveyard at the Knockanure Graveyard Cross: From 7.30 a.m. on Tuesday 5th February until 6.00 p.m. on Wednesday 6th February 2019.

The purpose of the road closure is to facilitate the installation of 220KV Joint Bays and Ducting for the ESB Networks.

ST JOHN’S; Wed.16th -The Far Flung Trio an Orchestra; Thursday 17th- Crowman a play by Katie Holly and Fri. 18th Sean Keane in Concert, details from 068 22566.

DIOCESAN NEWSLETTER: is available to download from This is both a summary of events in our diocese focusing on supporting family life and celebrating the Pope’s visit. Presentations from the WMOF pastoral congress can be viewed on https://

EU gives nearly $1 million to mapping Jewish cemeteries.

FIRST Empire: Akkadia was the world’s first empire. It was established in Mesopotamia around 4,300 years ago after its ruler, Sargon of Akkad, united a series of independent city states. Akkadian influence spanned along the Tigris and Euphrates rivers from what is now southern Iraq, through to Syria and Turkey.

DENTAL; Dentistry, granted, is not a topic that often comes up when discussing World War I. But the poor state of working-class mouths – no dental care for most of them – and the difficulties that the very basic army food presented, made the all-consuming pain of acute toothache all too common. So what were the soldiers eating?


Christmas Customs

Christmas Customs

It is an old custom to clean up the house the week before Christmas, to white wash it and paint all the furniture. All the old people like to go to Tralee for the Christmas.

On St. Stephen’s day boys flock together and go around with the wren. They dress up in various kinds of clothes and get a dead wren and a bit of holly. They go from house to house and sing and play and dance. The people of the house give them some money and sometimes give them drink.

The old people put up holly around the windows and mottres[?] for Christmas. On the Eve of each holiday candles are lighted through out the Christmas.

Killahan (B.) Location: Killahan, Co. Kerry

Teacher: Liam Ó Leathlobhair

Christmas Night

In the district the preparation for Christmas begin with cleaning and decoration of the house. Sprays of holly, ivy, and mistletoe are used for decorating the walls and windows. Christmas is usually a busy time for the shopkeepers for every housekeeper goes to the nearest town for a supply of provisions and dainties and Christmas candles.

Christmas Eve, one or perhaps two large candles are placed on each window. At nightfall the candles are lighted and the supper is prepared. The table is laid with all sorts of cakes and jams and fruits. Then a big fire is made and a log of bog deal placed in the centre of it – (yule-log). Then all sit down to a delicious meal.

When it is all over and everything in order each person is treated to whatever they wish, whiskey, wine or porter while the children have their own refreshment – limonade, lemon-soda etc. Then where there are musical instruments in the house a few hours of enjoyment follow.

About ten o’clock the rosary is said and all are in bed for midnight.

Collector Nora M. Stack- Address, Lahardane, Co. Kerry

Old Times Christmas

Long ago the people were not as well fed as they are now days. They had to buy meal when there was no flour, and then wet the meal with boiling water and in this way they made the bread. This bread was eaten with a cup of butter milk. There were no ovens or pans for baking but a griddle hung over the fire by means of the pot hanger and in this way the bread was baked in squares. Latter on in years they got a querns for grinding oats, and when it was ground the sieved was got and this used to keep all the shells of the oats, and leave the oaten meal through. They used also make bread from this and this bread was called oaten meal bread. This was given to the people for their dinner. The supper the people used to have that time was to get a fist full of oaten meal and put it in a wooden cup of butter milk and stir it with a piece of a stick. The people had nothing for Christmas but "stampy". It was made a few day before Christmas. They would get the potatoes, and cut them up with a grater. Then they would get a flannel cloth and put the cut potatoes into it. Then they would twist the cloth and the water would come out though the cloth. Then it would be put down to bake, and this would be eaten on Christmas morning.

Collector, Jerry Moloney- Informant, Maurice Shanahan, Address, Liscullane, Co. Kerry.

The Big Wind

In the year 1839 on little Christmas night there was a fierce storm. The people were very happy and enjoying Christmas ; they had the Christmas candles lighted and the night was very calm. At ten o’clock they went to look at the cows and took lighted splinters as candles were very scarce in those days. It was so calm that the splinter kept lighting till they had secured the cattle for the night. Afterwards they went to bed, and were sound asleep when the storm arose at midnight. It was so bad that the people ran out of the houses. The houses were thrown down, cowstalls were flying half a mile away, and cattle were bellowing with no roof over them. The people were screaming for help, and tried to hold on to each other, and were very much exhausted.

The storm lasted till twelve o’clock at night till seven in the morning. Then the people collected and made up little houses that they could sleep in, until a time came when they were able to build their houses once more. Afterwards when people talked of it they used to call it the night of the Big Wind.

Pat Stack, Told by Nurse Stack, Newtownsandes, 62 years.

Top Quotes of Julian of Norwich

Here are some of the lines in this book that most touched me. Hopefully, they help you too. I leave them without commentary.

“For our soul so precisely loved by him that is highest, that it overpasses the knowing of all creatures: that is to say, there is no creature that is made that may know how much and how sweetly and how tenderly our maker loves us… And therefore we may ask our [divine] lover, with reverence, all that we will.” –Julian of Norwich, 6:42-45, 48-49.145 (p. 76).

“Julian teaches us that God wants to be in every circumstance. The more difficult the circumstance, the more crucial it becomes that we seek his presence within it.” –Veronica Mary Rolf (p. 81)

“What difference would it make in our lives if we really sought Jesus within all our experiences? Not just the joyous ones, but the suffering ones, too.” –Veronica Mary Rolf (p. 83)

“Sinne is behovely, but alle shalle be wele, and alle shalle be wele, and alle manner of thing shalle be wele.” –Jesus to Julian of Norwich, 27:8-11.209 (p. 89).

“We must dare to reconceive of ourselves as no longer slaves to sin but as God’s beloved children. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we must learn to feel intimate and ‘homely’ enough to call God our ‘Abba!’ – just as Christ himself did.” –Veronica Mary Rolf (p. 176)

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