Knockanuare Notes- January 26th 2020

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection in Moyvane & Knockanure.  Amount raised €610.

ALZHEIMERS/DEMENTIA TALK:  An informative talk on Alzheimer’s Disease/Dementia will be held at the Marian Hall on Tuesday night 4th February at 7:30pm. Free admission.  (A donation to the Alzheimer’s Society would be greatly appreciated).  Refreshments provided after the talk.  All welcome.

GAA LOTTO Knockanure results; There was no winner of the €7700 jackpot on Friday 24th January. Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 18, and 21. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Mary Horgan c/o Gould’s Shop; 2. Anna Fogarty, Church Rd Moyvane; 3. Marie Moloney, Knockmeal Abbey; 4. Michelle & Seanie, c/o Speedys, and 5. John Looney Knockanure. Next week’s jackpot up to €7800 with our draw on Friday 31st January.

ST BRIGID’S CROSSES On sale in the Parish Office, Listowel.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday & Tuesday 3rd & 4th Feb from 5 to 8pm. Please note that it is Thursday 6th February for the blood donor clinic in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, Glin.

SUNDAY is the Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, or Candlemas.

DEATH has occurred in England of Patricia Walshe nee Horgan of Trien, Kilmorna, details later.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Ita Hunt, Margaret Murphy, Martina Noonan, Michael O’Regan, Jo Heffernan, Eily Mai O’Flaherty, Tess Geoghegan, Sr. Hubert Foley, Fr. Eddie Morrissey, Eileen holly, Davie McMahon, Dick Stack, Pat Barrett, Patie Enright, Patsy Stack, Paddy Brouder, Mae Relihan, Liam Finucane, Mary Fitzgibbons, Brendan Keane, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ralph Toomey, Eamon Pelican, Mass Moyvane; Fri  31st at 7.30pm for Mairead McDermott, Strokestown, Roscommon (Rec Dec)

(partner of Paul Mulvihill); Sat 1st at  7.30pm for Martin & Mary Mulvihill, Leitrim East; Sun              2nd at 11.00am  Mass of Thanksgiving – Special Intention. Mass Knockanure; Thurs 30th at 7.30pm  for Pats Lane, Beenanaspig, and Mass on Sun 2nd at 10.00am for James & Kathleen O’Connor, The Hill, Knockanure.


The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is ‘Catholic School:  Living in Harmony with God’s Creation”.

MOYVANE ICA: wish to acknowledge and thank Age & Opportunity and Sport Ireland for a grant of €250 received under the Age & Opportunity National Grant Scheme for Sport and Physical Activity for Older People.

REACH ACTIVE WORKS:  Kilmorna road will be fully reopened between Gould’s shop and the Trien road next week. Road works will take place on the Trien road on Monday the 27th under stop and go, road works for the remainder of the week on the Trien road  (from Tuesday 28th to Friday 31st) will be under a FULL  road closure  8am to 6pm with overnight closures in place on Tuesday and Thursday nights.  Residents and businesses in the area impacted by these works will be notified by the liaison officer. No works will take place on the Knockanure -Moyvane Road next week.  Padraig  086/6072159.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group proudly 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.

AGE WELL seminar on February 10th in Tralee. 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.

WALKING track at the GAA pitch in Athea being used since the start of ‘Operation Transformation’ and “Athea Lights Up” walking initiative in association with Athea GAA. The big night is Thursday night from 7pm to 8pm.

LECTURE on Alfred O’Rahilly, by Brendan Goggin on Thursday 6th Feb, at 8pm at Writers Museum, Listowel.

ABBEYFEALE HARRIERS:  The annual hunting festival takes place from Sunday, February 9 to Friday,  February 14.  Further information from Paddy O’Grady 087 6258933.

RAMBLING HOUSE IN AID OF THE OSKARS:  Each actor in the OsKaRs for St. Ita’s Sheltered Housing has been asked to fundraise and as part of her fundraising Mary McArthur has organised a Rambling House for Friday, January 31 at 8pm in the Day Care Centre.  Singers, musicians, storytellers will be most welcome.

COMHALTAS HOST THE 30TH ANNUAL FÉILE FEABHRA in Lixnaw, on the weekend of 31st Jan -2nd Feb, 2020 in the Ceolann Centre. A Concert will be held on Fri night commencing at 7.30pm, workshops in music commence at 10am on sat with sean nós dancing commencing at 12.30. Sunday  a day of competitions in music, singing and comhrá commencing at 12noon. For further details contact 0876979334 or 0879173274.

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL MEETING: takes place in Lixnaw Presbytery on Thursday night at 8.00 p.m.

CANDLEMAS DAY Sunday Feb. 2nd the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord.

FEAST OF ST. BLAISE on Monday, 3rd February.  Feast of St Bridget, Feb. 1st.

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

COMMUNITY SUBSTANCE MISUSE TEAM:  A free and confidential service for under 18’s and their families impacted by substance misuse is provided on the first Wednesday of the month in St. Ita’s Hall from 2.30pm – 5pm.  Contact Kristeen Laing 086 4141854.

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.

CLOUNMACON CENTRE DANCING every Thursday night with Josephine O Connor, at 8.15pm. Everybody welcome.

CAR BOOT SALE:  A car boot sale and sale of pre loved clothes will take place at the Rugby Club, The Grove on Saturday, February 29 from 8 – 1pm as part of the Misery Team effort to fundraise for St. Ita’s Day Care Centre.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN A CHILD’S LIFE ?  – Your local Chernobyl Group urgently needs new host families to host children from Belarus for 2 or 4 weeks this coming Summer. An Information Meeting will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on 27th January at 7:30pm. For further information, please call 087- 7549570.

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE – provides a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the North Kerry area. For more information please call 068-23429.

BOTTLE TOPS:  The adult education centre in Mountmahon are collecting bottle tops for an art project and would appreciate if you would drop yours into either the centre or into St. Ita’s Hall over the next few weeks.

SUPPORT: family member with a disability, illness or additional support needs. Would you like information about Employment, Education, Training and Support options available to you. Come along to the free Event -Progressive Pathways Fair, Rose Hotel Tralee, Friday January 31st 11am –4.30pm. Hear Armagh Footballer Oisin McConville talk about his challenges in life and Dyslexia expert Wynn McCormack on how Parents can support their child with Dyslexia in School and Study Strategies for the Student with Dyslexia

ACCORD TRALEE in St. John’s Parish Centre are seeking volunteers for a few hours in the evenings, Monday to  Friday.  For further information please contact Fr. Francis Nolan in St. John’s Parish Centre on 066-7122522 or the Accord Centre 066-7122280.

NEW COURSES STARTING IN JANUARY 2020 IN THE OLD TECH, Abbeyfeale: Creative writing (Different forms of Creative Writing styles such as short stories, poetry, drama, short sketches and plays);Growing your own Vegetables class – Learn when and how to grow your own produce in our Poly Tunnel ; Cookery class – Learn various dinners and cakes in our demonstration cookery class. If you wish to register for any of the above free classes, please call Mary in the office: 06831198 or register online:

RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYCLE 2020 Cycle for New Alzheimer’s day care unit, Listowel / North Kerry area. To register online for Ard Chúram, Listowel. Tel: 0879521324 email: [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.

CATHOLIC EDUCATION COURSE  FOR TEACHERS will take place in Tralee Education Centre on Wednesday 5thFebruary from 5-7pm. This free course will focus on the key messages to teach children about  the Catholic faith and how to bring it to life. For info and booking, see

SNOOKER: West Limerick 102fm community radio present a snooker exhibition between 2 legends of the game Steve Davis, and Denis Taylor in a repeat of the 1985 world championship final which Denis won on the black ball. It will be held at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Tuesday February 18.  The event will also include trick shots, Q and A session and a fun night with humour and stories. Standard tickets €25 (Doors 7.30 / Show 8pm) / VIP Tickets €50 (Doors 6.00pm / Reception at 7pm sharp). Admission by ticket only and tickets available from Longcourt Hotel 069 25300 or online at


The theme of this year’s Catholic Schools Week is ‘Catholic School:  Living in Harmony with God’s Creation”.  The theme encourages us to see that we all have a responsibility to care for the earth, not just for our own future, but for the future of every one of God’s creatures.  The theme for each day is as follows:

Monday               Living in Harmony with God

Tuesday               Living in Harmony with our Neighbours

Wednesday        Living in Harmony with All Generations

Thursday             Living in Harmony with the Earth

Friday    Living in Harmony in our Catholic School,   Resources from

HELP: Accountant offered free help to locals in filling out UK fuel allowance form in Glin Library on Friday 24th January from 11 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., also general help with a bonus UK spouse pension available to women aged 64+ before 6th April 2020 and men aged 69+ whose spouses/partners get a UK pension.  From 12.30 p.m .to 1.00 p.m. help is given to locals who worked illegally in the USA in getting pension credit for time spent there either by means of a bonus USA pension or extra Irish pension, persons who worked for 5 years in union local 608 carpenter or 18a etc. may have pension rights despite their non-documented status.  Contact Peg at Glin Library to book a particular time.

WORDS– “Some people bring happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde.

FRIENDS: Missing A Friend Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old missing a friend quotes, missing a friend sayings, and missing a friend proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

“Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes.

Henry David Thoreau

“No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth.

Robert Southey

“The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected.

Nicholas Sparks

“Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.


HAPPY: Being Happy Sayings and Quotes

Being happy is one of life’s lofty, and often elusive goals. We search high and low, looking for happiness in our partners, careers, and even bank accounts. Everyone’s path to contentment will look different. Let the below collection of wise, inspirational, and humorous being happy quotes brighten your day.


“Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself: I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today. I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet. I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.

Groucho Marx


“My greatest beauty secret is being happy with myself. I don’t use special creams or treatments – I’ll use a little bit of everything. It’s a mistake to think you are what you put on yourself. I believe that a lot of how you look is to do with how you feel about yourself and your life. Happiness is the greatest beauty secret.

Tina Turner


“The art of being happy lies in the power of extracting happiness from common things.

Henry Ward Beecher


“If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes.

Andrew Carnegie


“Happiness is not defined by any circumstance, condition, or person. You need not tie your happiness to anything. The choice to be happy is always yours to make. Make that choice and cultivate a happy spirit.

Dr Anil Kr Sinha



The general election is just weeks away. Some people love the local campaign, others are more interested in the national campaign, many enjoy the media coverage. Most people love the spectacle of the count, right up to the last seat being filled. I encourage every person to cast their vote. Best wishes to each candidate putting their name forward to be elected to a seat in the Dáil. What each is doing is vital for democracy. There is a need to appreciate that our democracy has served us well in the past decade, when you take into account both recovery from the collapse of the Celtic Tiger and Britain’s decision to leave the E.U. We have come through difficult times. In the Dáil and throughout the land the atmosphere has remained quite healthy.  The general election will fill all 160 seats in the upcoming thirty third Dáil. May the T.D.’s elected serve us well and may we in turn show them due respect and appreciation. It is my hope that the next three weeks will give us all a renewed sense that we are one united people and that we want everyone living in Ireland to have the opportunity to live a full life. Let us resolve to work together for the common good of all, with a special care for those in need.

Among the important challenges we face are:  o a living wage for all in work   –     the grave housing shortage and enabling all to have a home  o access to hospital care          –  the needs of the farming community  o the urgent need to care for the environment.

God bless our country. The following are appropriate words of scripture to nourish our prayer for Ireland at this time: What is good has been explained to you: this is what the Lord asks of you: only this, to act justly, to love tenderly, to walk humbly with your God.  Micah 6:8   I implore you to lead a life worthy of your calling. Bear with one another charitably, in complete selflessness, gentleness and patience. Do all you can to preserve the unity of the Spirit by the peace that binds you together.    Ephesians 4:1-3.


Stories of defiance by residents of Jersey during the Nazi occupation of their island have emerged in records of political prisoners published 75 years after the liberation.


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