knockanuare notes January 27 2019

T HOLY COMMUNION – well done to all parents/guardians who attended the First Holy Communion meeting recently with Aileen Murphy. The following are the dates for the preparation Masses in Knockanure at 10am and Moyvane at 11am. Sunday 10th February, Sunday 3rd March, Sunday 17th March, Sunday 7th April, Sunday April 28th. The final reunion of thanksgiving will be on Sunday June 9th (Pentecost Sunday).

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week, continues till 3rd February.

BEST wishes to Mrs. Mary Madden, for forty years of dedicated service to Murhur National School. Health, blessings and happiness for a long and happy retirement. We extend a chéad míle fáilte to Ms. Maria O’Regan who takes over as Principal this week.

LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL – Tarbert, Moyvane and Knockanure Ladies are holding a Registration Day for Under 8’s up as far as Under 18’s on Sun. 3rd Feb. at 12 Noon in the Marion Hall Moyvane.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €2800 jackpot for the Friday 25th January draw. Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 23, and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Neilus Clancy, Knockanure; 2. Kay Heffernan, c/o Paddy Kennelly; 3. Fiona Buckley, Knockanure School; 4. Teddy Dore, c/o Kevin’s, and 5. Breda Harley, c/o John Barry. Next draw to be held on Friday 1st February with jackpot up to €2900.

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to thank all the Knockanure and Moyvane parishioners who contributed to our recent church gate collections. Your contribution as always was very much appreciated.

RAMBLING House First Thursday of each month at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. 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.

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in Tarbert Community Centre on Mon. 4th Feb. from 9am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment please call 083 – 4074256.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dan Harnett of Kilmorna who recently graduated from UL with a Masters in Marketing.

FEAST of At Brigid, 1st Feb, Presentation of the lord Sat. 2nd, St Blaise Sun. 3rd. Monday 4th World Cancer Day.

FIRST FRIDAY & ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday (1st ). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

DEATH occurred of Michael Walsh, St. Peter`s Drive, Greenhills, Dublin formerly Walkinstown and Leitrim Middle, Moyvane, on 19th January 2019. Husband of Theri (nee Doyle), father of Ian, Barry and Gerry. Also survived by daughters-in-law Deirdre, Joanne and Moira, grandchildren Sophie, Daniel, Harry, Ben, Aisling, Caitlin, Laura, Ava and Alec, sister Peg, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Michael on Wednesday, 23rd January, in the Church of the Holy Spirit, Greenhills. Funeral after to Newlands Cross Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Regan, Jo Heffernan, Eiley Mai O’Flaherty, Tess Geoghegan, Sr. Hubert Foley, Fr. Eddie Morrissey, Eileen Holly, Davie McMahon, Dick Stack, Pat Barrett, Terry Wogan, Patsy Stack, Paddy Broder, Mae Relihan, Mary Fitzgibbons, Brendan Keane, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ralph Toomey, Eamon Pelican, Denis Noonan, Noreen Hilliard, Eileen O’Connell, Bridget Brosnan, Nora Mary Stack, Sr. Joan Curtin, Denny Mulvihill, Mass on Mon 28th at 7.30pm for Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle, Eileen McNamara & Mary & Peggy Moriarty; Fri 1st at 7.30pm for Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, The Village,& deceased family members ; Sat 2nd at 7.30pm for Dick Stack, Moyvane South, and Mass on Sun 3rd at 11.00am for Denis Mulvihill, Moyvane. Mass Knockanure on Sun 3rd at 10.00am, for Jim & Kathleen O’Connor, Knockanure.

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION: wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection, which amounted to €691.00.

KERRY BRANCH OF SAMARITANS: raised the following amounts at the Church Gate Collections over the Christmas period. Moyvane €1,483.10; Knockanure €481.06. Your generosity is deeply appreciated.

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

DRAMA: The Abbeyside Players take to the Glórach stage with their production of the famed John B Keane play, The Chastitute on Thursday, January 31. As soon as The Abbeyside Players finish their run the Abbeyfeale Drama Group take the stage with ‘Marriage of Connivance’ from February 12.

ATHEA Drama Group present, The Lonesome West in Athea on 7th, 9th and 10th of Feb.

CLASSES: North Kerry College Upper Church St., Listowel – Spring Night Classes. Enrolment takes place on Wed. 30th Jan & Tues. 5th Feb from 7-8.30pm. Classes include Tai Chi, Sign Language, Millinery, Nutrition for the New Year, Intermediate Computers, Working with Clay, Make-Up & Skin Care, Spring in the Garden, Conversational Spanish, Introduction to Photography, QQI Classes Level 5 Care Skills, Palliative Care, Understanding Special Needs. Classes begin on Tues. 12th Feb. Book online at or call 086-0289958.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: 068/23584 for details on the following courses:

Cooking on a budget starting in March 10am to 12noon. Learn to paint using acrylics – Monday mornings. Cooking & Nutrition Fetac Level 3 – learn to prepare nutritious meals.

TALKS at Rose Hotel Tralee. 30th Jan. at 8pm, Tomi Reichental a holocaust survivor and on Feb. 6th, Stephen James Smith will give talk on Poetry and New Media, more from 068 21074.

CREATIVE Ireland Kerry are having a look at Lixnaw Lost Palace on Sat 2nd Feb. at 11am, more information from Kerry County Council arts section.

ART; Texaco Children’s Art competition in its 65th year, closing date for entries 28th Feb. 2019

CONRADH NA GAEILGE FESTIVAL: Tionól (Irish language and Music w/e) Chontae Luimnigh present the first, hopefully of many gatherings of Folklore, Music, Poetry and History of Abbeyfeale through the Irish Language in Fr. Casey’s Friday, February 8 and Saturday, February 9 with daily admission just €5 per day. The official opening takes place on Friday from 7pm followed by a lecture from Séamus Ó Coileáin from Athea and ending with a traditional music concert with the Murphy family, Riona Ní Churtáin, Denis Curtin and the Flannery Sisters. Saturday’s programme includes lectures, a bilingual walking tour of Abbeyfeale and a traditional music session. All are welcome.

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.

WRITERS Week competition closing date 1st March 2019.

CONGRATULATIONS to Duagh Girls team on reaching the final of the Allianz Cumann na

mBunscoil League.

ST PIO meeting in Lixnaw; February 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. Rachel is in her 27th year and is recovering from a stroke which struck her 2 years ago.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7-8.30pm; Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes O.P. Sat. 9th Feb.10am-4pm; Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays – starts Feb. 19th. 7.30-9pm. Bookings: Call 0667134276.

TARBERT BRIDEWELL – Active Retirement Group, have arranged for Garda Paul Murphy to speak on Safety in the Home on Fri. 1st Feb. at 11am in Tarbert Bridewell. Non-members are welcome to attend.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: at The Brandon Hotel, January 28th to 31st. Monday from 5pm to 8.30pm.

Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday from 3pm to 5pm & 7pm to 9pm. Blood Donation is essential to ensure Hospital Patients get the treatment they need. One Donation can save up to 3 Lives. Full details of all clinics and on Giving Blood can be found on or by telephoning 021 4807400 or 1850 731 137

FAIR: Progressive Pathways Fair 2019: The Rose Hotel, Tralee on Wed. Jan. 30th, 12 –6pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Listowel Rambling House at Kerry Writers’ Museum takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm.

FRIENDS OF CUAN MHUIRE: A centre of Hope, Welcome and Support for: individuals, concerned families, those who have completed the recovery programme and those in need of help as a result of addiction. Come and see. Enjoy a coffee or tea. A listening ear could calm your fear. 21A Strand Street. Open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Phone 087 366 5003.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: Led by Fr. Noel Spring. May 10th—17th, 2019. Enquiries to Premier Travel 021 4277700, email norady or Maureen Harty on 066 7131328

CYCLE AGAINST SUICIDE Will visit Listowel Monday 29th April and are looking for Homestay Hosts. Can you donate a bed for one night? CAS need your help to accommodate this year’s cyclists and crew. If you live within a reasonable distance i.e. 20 mile radius from Listowel and can office a bed for 1 night along with a shower/bath facilities and a meal we would be greatly appreciate it.. Please contact: homestays ‘It’s ok no to feel ok; and it is absolutely ok to ask for help’

VOLUNTERING: Overseas Volunteering Training Course – Open To All! This enjoyable course, run over 4 weekends from Feb to May, is for anybody who is interested in overseas or home volunteering at some stage or who just wants to learn more about global injustice issues and how we fit in. Training covers Community Development, Health, Global Awareness, Mission, etc.and begins on 9-10 Feb in Dublin. Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply for more info.

PATHWAYS FAIR 2019, Have you 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, Wednesday January 30th12 -6pm.Free transport to the event available –check out routes, pick-up points and booking information on

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); 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.

IS YOUR NAME HARNETT: Back in 2012 a small group of people got together and organised a Harnett Reunion in order to celebrate our name and the fact that the Harnetts are a major part of the fabric of West Limerick history and society. Much to our surprise people joined us from all over Ireland and abroad. Since that time Harnett relatives have visited the area each summer and we have had many requests for another reunion. So we are now planning Harnett Reunion International for July 11-14, 2019. More from HarnettReunion2019

BIRDS: Geoff Hunt Birdwatching on the Shannon

Posted on 20/01/2019 by glinnews. Thanks to Birdwatch Ireland Limerick Branch.

Huge thanks to Geoff Hunt for leading over 20 people at our outing today. Starting at Tarbert near the ferry we spotted a Mediterranean Gull in a flock of Black-headed Gulls. Then on to the hide outside Tarbert where there was plenty of Shelduck, Widgon, Teal, Curlew, Redshank and 4 Snipe flying along the shoreline to mention but a few. We stopped in Glin next where some of the luckier people saw a Dipper and Kingfisher on the river but they were gone in a flash!! On our way to Robertstown Creek we stopped off at Loghill where a large flock of Lapwing, Dunlin a few Curlew were on the mudflats. After a short time we moved on to Robertstown Creek itself and sitting on it’s plucking post was a Kestral having lunch…a mouse!! In the creek the was a large flock of Golden Plover, some Lapwing, Curlew, Godwit and 4 Little Egrets who flew into a tree, we also got a glimpse of another Little Egret at the opposite side. Great day out and the weather was kind to us.

NOTES: Kerryman 10 -12 1960; Excepts from County notes.

Moyvane had Bazar, first night winner mentioned Mossy Ml Kearney of Kilbaha. Door prize won by Mr Gerald Carmody, son of Mr and Mrs Patrick Carmody, Cuss.

Door prize on second night won by Mrs J Stack, Moyvane South. The best win of the night went to Mr Jas Flaherty, Glin Road Moyvane.

We had 24 hours of rain on Saturday and hailstone and thunder on Sunday.

Prices of pigs sold here considered moderate.

Marriage in Moyvane of Mr Jn. McInerney of Tullyleague, Glin and Miss Mary Bunce of Barrogougeen, Miss Bridget Carr cousin of the bride was bridesmaid.

Extension Dance in Marian Hall on Friday night next.


Archbishop E J Fitzmaurice is recovering after treatment in Mallow hospital, he is due to return to USA later. Miss Rosemary Wall staff nurse at Bon Secours Hospital, Ballinmore.

Billards Street League , top men John Colleran, Paul Sullivan and Michael Carmody.

Death of Martin Murphy Shanaway, buried Lislaughtin Abbey.


Marriage of Denis Browne, Cloughboone and Miss Bridie Cahill of Dromada.

Marriage of Mr James F ODonnell of Abbeyfeale hill and Miss Eileen Fealy of Toor. Also wed, in Duagh, Mr Jeremiah Mahony of Cordal and Miss Nora Lynch of Dromada.

DEATH of Mr William Dillon of Gurtaclohane.

Parish Hall, a branch of CYMS formed in Duagh and they propose to provide a parish hall and a sportsfield.

Visitors; Tom Horgan accompanied by his wife from Detroit are spending Christmas at Clahane.

Patrick L Buckley has sold his greyhound for substantial sum.

Electricity has arrived at Clahane, East Dromada is still waiting.

Kerryman 1904-current, 04.02.1961, page 18 (Extracts)

Acknowledgements; Mrs Margaret Shanahan of Gortdromagowna, Knockanure and late of Moyvane.

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