Knockanuare Notes January 19th 2019

LIXNAW Padre Pio meeting Tuesday 21st January at 7.30pm.

SIVE: The Abha Bhán Players have been invited to stage the play SIVE in the Glórach Theatre in Abbeyfeale on January 24th and 25th.

CARDIAC FIRST RESPONDER COURSE:  Marian Hall, Moyvane on Saturday 25th January.  Slots available, contact  Eoin 083/1498632. Courses taught locally by PHECC accredited instructor through the National Ambulance Service in conjunction with the Irish Heart Foundation.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS – MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE GROUP:  host an open public meeting ‘New Hope’ on Tuesday 21st January at 8.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Refreshments will be served.

SCÓR NA bPAISTÍ:  Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na bPaistí for Moyvane GAA please attend the Marion Hall on Monday the 20th of January at 4pm.

KERRY BRANCH OF THE SAMARITIANS:  wish to acknowledge the generous support given to their

Christmas collections from both Churches which were as follows:  Moyvane €1,483.10 and Knockanure €481.06.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €7600 jackpot on Friday 17th January.

Numbers drawn were 7, 14, 23, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Florrie Mullin c/o All-Star Bar; 2. Mary Stack Tullahinell, Bally; 3. Katie O’Connor, c/o All-Star Bar; 4. Con Scanlon, Glenoe, Listowel, and 5. Kathleen Collins, Lenamore. Next draw on Friday Jan 24th with jackpot up to €7700.

Knockanure played Ballydonoghue in the Novice Football Championship Final 2019, for the second time (as the last match was a draw) in Ballylongford last Saturday18th Jan. It was a lively game of football, even though Knockanure lost they played their hearts out, especially in the second half, congratulations to Ballydonoghue. Great credit to all involved, especially, players, trainers and coaches.

AUTISM AND SOCIAL SKILLS COURSE: in Listowel Arms Hotel, Sat 25th Jan 10.30am to 3.30pm for parents, teachers, SNAs, carers, therapists. Book online or call 087/2945977.

ROAD WORKS will continue on the Kilmorna Road (between Gould’s shop and Trien road cross) on Monday the 20th to Friday the24th of January under a FULL road closure from 8am to 6pm on each day. Minor works will take place on the Knockanure Road from Monday the 20th to Friday the 24th under a traffic light traffic management system. Padraig at 086/6072159.

DEATH has taken place of Pauline Murphy (née Butler), Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, Listowel, on 13th of January, 2020. Predeceased by her husband Séan, 25 years ago. Survived by her sons Mark and Séan, daughters Caroline and Aine, grandchildren Jack, Charlie, Jamie, Rebecca and Noel, brother, sister, daughter-in-law Noreen, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Pauline was celebrated at Knockanure Church  on Thursday 16th January, with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Geraldine Daly, 8 Stokers Lawn, Listowel and late of Knockane, Listowel, on 11th January, 2020. Predeceased by her parents Michael and Eileen and baby daughter, Helen. Survived by sons Jack and Mikey, daughters Kerri and Kady, partner Jimmy, brothers Brendan, Buddy, Des and Aidan, sisters Pat, Ann, Helen, Noreen, Marie, Martina and Caitriona, uncle Timmy, aunt Debbie, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, and grandnieces.

DEATH has taken place of Jimmy Dalton, Coole West, Athea on 11th January 2020.

Predeceased by his brother Mike, sisters Nora (Templeglantine) & Josie (Listowel). Survived by sisters Margaret (Hogan) & Mary (Hudson), brother-in-law William, nephews, and nieces.

Requiem Mass was celebrated for Jimmy Dalton on Wednesday 15th Jan, at Athea Church, burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. His uncle Paddy Dalton was killed at Gortaglanna during the Troubles.

DEATH of John Jack Walsh, Moyvane North, Moyvane, (late of Whitehall, Dublin) better known as Jackie, passed away on the 16th January 2020. Predeceased by his parents Patrick & Molly and brother Eddie. Husband of Bernie and brother of Joan, Florrie, Tommy and Benny, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, nieces, nephews, neighbours and very close friends Bridget, Ita, Louise, Noreen and Paudie. Requiem Mass for Jackie Walsh was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on 18th January. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

SYMPATHY: To Margaret Mulvihill, Woodgrove and to her son Paul on the death of Paul’s partner Mairead McDermott, Strokestown, Roscommon whose funeral was in Strokestown on Wednesday Jan 15th 2020. To the family and relatives of Teddy Dore, Ballygalogue Park, Listowel whose funeral was in Listowel on Thursday (Jan 16th 2020). Canon Jerry Breen Birmingham and Ballybunion who died recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Johnny O’Hanlon, Eileen Collins, Fr. James Noonan, Fiona O’Connor, Joseph V Buckley, Mary Nolan, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Sr. Enda Beasley, Emma O’Brien, Theresa O’Connor, Mary Morrissey, Teresa M Hanrahan, Lily O’Keeffe, Pat Cunningham, Sr. Kathleen Hegarty, Patrick Walsh, Moss Joe Gilbert, James Harnett, Maud Enright. Mass Moyvane; Mon 20th  at 7.30pm for Eileen Collins, Glin Road; Tues 21st  at 7.30pm for  Mary Nolan, Glenalappa & deceased of the Nolan & Galvin families; Sat  25th at 7.30pm for Richard Stack, Moyvane South, mass on Sun 26th at 11.00am for Eily Mai O’Flaherty, The Village. Mass Knockanure; Thurs 23rd                   at 7.30pm for Ollie Leahy, UK, and Mass on Sun 26th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet after 10.30am Mass Monday 20th January in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

WALKING on every Thursday evening at Páirc na nGael, Athea from 7 to 8pm.

DANCE Classes for Adults every Friday in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford from 7.30-9pm.  Classes include polkas, waltzing, jiving, quick-steps and social dancing.

CHIROPODIST will be coming to the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wed. 29th Jan.  Please call 087-7672172 if you would like to book an appointment.

CHEQUE for E1,900 was recently presented to Recovery Haven by Streamside Stables, Moyvane, following their charity event on 28th Dec. 2020.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group presents ‘Looking for Love’, the comic drama written by Westmeath playwright Jimmy Keary, on February 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 15th & 16th at Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea at 8pm.

RAMBLING House in Ballylongford Parish hall on Sat. 25th Jan 9pm-12midnight.  All very welcome.

SCHOOL in Knockanure are collecting tokens, which they will exchange for School Diaries.

TALKS: Rathkeale and District Heritage Society will host a local Talks Night on Friday, January 24, at 8.30pm, in the Community Arts Centre Aras Séan Finn, New Line Rathkeale. The three talks will be given by local historians  Ciss Breen (On Memories of Thomas Street Rathkeale), Peter Donovan (Remembering Miss O’Rourke), and Theresa Doyle Mc Mahon ( The History of Rathkeale Fire Station). Admission is free and all are welcome.

WALK: The annual Rathfredagh Cheshire Home walk will take place on Sunday, January 26, at 10am from the house. The walk will start from Rathfredagh Cheshire Home to Knockaderry village, down Ballyallinan, and return via the White forge. Further information and sponsorship cards are available from the Rathfredagh Reception on 069-83100,

AWARDS: Kerry Community Awards closing date 7th Feb. 2020.

ART: Children’s Art Competition sponsored by Texaco, closing date 28th February 2020.

SAMARITANS on 116123 (free) or text 087-2609090, Pieta House on 1800-247247.

SELF CARE DAY:  Learn tools to manage life’s everyday stressors – Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sat 8th Feb from 9.45am to 4pm.  Contact Anna on 087/9447105 or Betty on 087/2498061.


Originating in the Gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains, Seth Mulder & Midnight Run is a high-energy bluegrass band made up of four like-minded musicians set out to create a group that is tied to the rich traditions of bluegrass music and offers up a fresh approach to the “High Lonesome” sound. The band include Seth Mulder on mandolin, Colton Powers on banjo, Ben Watlington on guitar, and Max Etling on bass who together create a powerhouse of music that you do not want to miss!


The Vanbrugh Quartet have been based in Cork since 1985.  Regarded as Ireland’s most distinguished string quartet, they performed extensively in Ireland and internationally. Featuring Keith Pascoe on violin, Simon Aspell on viola, Michael McHale on piano, Malachy Robinson on double bass and  Christopher Marwood on cello. They will perform Brahms Piano quintet in C minor and Schubert’s “Trout” quintet. More from 068 22566.

PROGRESSIVE PATHWAYS 2020: have you a family member with disability, or support needs. Information given on employment, etc.  Rose Hotel 31st January 11 to  4.30 p.m.

SAN RITA WELLNESS:  Friday mornings in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale, from 10-11am.  Contact 087 6718377.

HAVEN:  If you have a problem with alcohol or drugs you are welcome to join a confidential group called Haven who meet on Thursday nights from 7 – 8.30pm in the parish office.  For further information contact 087 7662865/087 4270374.

NEW COURSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2020 IN THE OLD TECH:  The following new classes are starting up in January 2020: Demonstration cookery, Cookery for Special Diets (Gluten free etc), Childcare QQI Level 5 & 6, Healthcare QQI Level 5,  Arts and Crafts, Beginners Horticulture/Vegetable crop production(Gardening-Learn when and how to set seeds, care for plants etc), and Creative writing (Different forms of Creative Writing styles such as short stories, poetry, drama, short sketches and plays). If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary in the office: 06831198 or log onto

ARDFERT Retreat Centre:  Fire Fall-Charismatic Prayer Meeting: Every Mon 7.30pm-9pm.  Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration: Thurs 23rd Jan 7.30pm-8.30pm; Self Care Day “Tools to manage life’s every day stressors”, Offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into one’s life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being. Facilitated by Anna O’ Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 8th Feb. 9.45am-4pm. Contact Betty 0872498061

LATIN: The Traditional Latin Mass will be offered at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee on Sun. 26th Jan at 12.00Noon. More info from [email protected]

AUTISM FRIENDLY:  West Limerick Resources SICAP programme in association with SuperValu and Abbeyfeale Community Council is looking to explore the option of Abbeyfeale becoming an Autism Friendly Town and Community. To understand and hear about what is involved in this, we are having a public meeting on Wednesday, February 5 in St Ita’s Daycare Centre @ 7:30pm. A member of ‘AsIAm, Ireland’s national Autism charity and advocacy organisation will be in attendance on the night. If you would like to attend, then please contact Dearbhla @ West Limerick Resources on 087 6750869 or email [email protected] to register your interest and book a seat.

OBERAMMERGAU PASSION PLAY 2020:   A Kerry Diocesan pilgrimage from May 25th to 27th   Janice O’Sullivan on 064/7758219 or email [email protected].  Monsignor Dan O’Riordan is also running a pilgrimage to the passion play from Aug 12th to 18th contact Premier Travel 021/4277700 or [email protected]

MARRIED COUPLES: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? Does talking about it only make it worse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages. Starting 7th – 9th February 2020.  Info Tony & Anne (01) 4953536, Mike & Anne (01) 4500922, text or call 086/4135440 or email [email protected] or visit

BRANDING & MARKETING FOR SMALL BUSINESS: This free one-day course will provide an introduction to market research, branding, public relations and digital marketing. Delivered by Terry Harmer of NLC Training and supported by Limerick Local Enterprise Office it is open to all new and existing businesses operating in the Limerick area.  Venue: Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West.  Date and Times: Monday, February 17, 10am-4pm.  Light lunch provided.  Pre-booking is essential.  Register on-line at or email [email protected].  For further information contact Suzanne, at West Limerick Resources, on 069 79114.

VISIT YOUR LOCAL LIBRARY THIS JANUARY AND SIGN UP FOR FREE MEMBERSHIP.  Join by completing an application form online or in the library.

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS WEEK: will  be celebrated  from  Sunday  January  26th to Sunday February 2nd on the theme “Living in Harmony With God’s Creation”.

THEOLOGY ONLINE: The Priory Institute –Study online or attend Saturday lectures in Tallaght.  Contact 01 4048124 or email [email protected]. Cut-off date for registrations is 4 February.

AGE: How to Age Well Seminar in The Rose Hotel ‘How to Age Well’ seminar coming to Kerry on February 10th. Free community event will be delivered by leading Irish expert on ageing Professor Rose Anne Kenny at The Rose Hotel from 7:00pm – 9:00pm on Monday 10th February.

DEATH January 2020; Glin ICA Guild: are mourning the sudden death of their esteemed Vice-President, Anna Costello who was a lifelong ICA member.  At age 17 years who won First Prize in a Fish Cookery Competition and gained a scholarship to An Grianán, the ICA Headquarters in Co. Louth.  She did many annual courses there over the years including Crochet, Knitting, Leather work, Cookery, Limerick Lace, Flower Arranging, Painting in Acrylics and Oils, Jewellery making and Historical House Tours.  She was an MC at the weekly ICA whist drives in Cloverfield Daycare Centre, raising funds for the Senior Citizens Party.  Anna organised the prizes for the monthly I.C.A. raffle and had a great interest in the I.C.A. Garden Triangle at Lower Main Stereet.  She was a keen gardener and a member of the Maigue Flower and Garden Club for many years and recently accompanied them on a tour of Áras an Uachtaráin.  Ar dheis dé for raibh a hanam dílis.

COME AND SEE”. Vocations Afternoon, Poor Clare Monastery, College Road,  Cork. Saturday February 22nd2 -4 pm. For young women considering a vocation.  Visit    or    email:

WORDS – “People who are ashamed of their addresses should remember that Christ was born in a stable and people who are proud of their addresses should remember it even more.”                                  –  the late John B. Keane.

J F KENNEDY: Why England Slept by John F. Kennedy Paperback – 3 Nov 2016

by John F Kennedy (Author), Henry R Luce (Foreword), Sam Sloan (Introduction)


In June 1938, Future British Prime Minister Winston Churchill published a book entitled “Arms and the Covenant”. It was then published in the US in September 1938 as “While England Slept; a Survey of World Affairs, 1932-1938”. It highlighted the United Kingdom’s lack of military preparation.


At that time the war was looming but had not started yet. The majority in England wanted to stay out of the war and to rely in England’s natural barriers. However, the views of Churchill ultimately prevailed and it was largely on the strength on this book that Churchill was elected Prime Minister.


In 1940, future President John F. Kennedy, then a student in his senior year at Harvard University, found he did not agree with the analysis by Churchill of the reasons for the war, so he wrote a book with almost the same title. Kennedy wrote this essentially as a critique and a rebuttal. In it, he in he examined the reasons for the UK’s lack of preparation.


Why England Slept by John F. Kennedy was first published in 1940 and went through at least five reprintings. It has become a rare book, virtually impossible to get, because of the fame of the author, until this reprinting by Ishi Press.



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