knockanuare notes-January 7th 2018

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MASS: For Knockanure children will be at 10am in Knockanure Church on Sunday 14th January and at 11am in Moyvane Church for the children of Murhur N.S. The theme of this Mass is ‘We listen to God’s Word’. It is important that all children, parents/guardians are at this Mass.

UNDERGROUND CABLE; Phase 1 installation of the underground electricity infrastructure between The Creamery to Ahavoher Bridge starts on Wednesday 17th 2018. A dedicated Liaison Officer Alan Quinn will deal with any issues or queries people may have in relation to the work. His phone number is 086/4600223.

FR. KEVIN’S FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Knockanure on Thurs 11th Jan. Moyvane & Duagh on Fri 12th Jan.

FUNDRAISER FOR FR. MARTIN MCCORMACK: An Afternoon Tea Dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, January 14 to raise funds for Fr. Martin McCormack’s Projects in Swaziland. Fr. Martin, who is from Ballydesmond is a member of the Salesian Missionaries based in Pallaskenry.

DEVELOP the old Convent in Abbeyfeale is said to cost €3-€3.5 million to complete such a large scale project.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON The 3rd Tuesday, in Lixnaw. DEDICATED TO THE LATE FR. PAT MOORE. During the service and through the medium of CD’s people will hear the familiar and powerful witnesses given by the late Fr. Pat on local radio and at Lixnaw devotions.

MEDIA were constantly highlighting sad incidents during the Christmas Season, no notice was taken of the millions who were refreshed by the Christmas spirit.

DEATH took place on 30th December 2017 of Maureen Egan (nee Stack), Ballinvulla, Ardagh, and formerly of Stacks Carrickerry. In her 99th year. Predeceased by her husband Dan, brothers Tom, Liam (Lee) and sister Nan. survived by her Brigid (Griffin), John, Ann (Mallow), Mary (Liston), Nora (Madden), Gerardine (Ger, Mullingar), and Teresa (Lawlor), grandchildren, great-grandchildren, daughter-in-law Joan, sons-in-law Tom, Gerard, David, and Mike, nephews ,and nieces. Stack family original came from Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nellie Kelly, James Joy, Kathleen O’Brien, Brown Joe O’Connor, Pat Brosnan, Bishop Michael McAuliffe, Ned Gould, Jim Kennelly, Josie McNamara, Kitty Barry, Kathleen O’Connor, Mary Bourke, Michelle Foley, Paddy Mannix, Tim Leahy, John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Jennifer Musa, Nellie O’Sullivan, Owen Liston, Sean O’Halloran, Noreen O’Connor, Mary O’Brien, Pats Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Timmy Nolan, Eddie Cunningham, Dan Mulvihill, Rebecca Roche. Moyvane Mass: Mon 8th at 7.30pm for Patrick Marchbank, Colorado (Rec Dec); Tues 9th at 7.30pm for Ned Moore, Glenalappa; Wed 10th at 7.30pm for John Gregg, Aughrim & Dec of the Gregg & Hanrahan Families; Fri 12th at 7.30pm for Mary O’Sullivan, Kilbaha; Sat 13th at 7.30pm for Mary Ellen O’Dea, Cooraclare Village (Rec Dec), and on Sun 14th at 11.00am mass for John Joe Behan, Aughrim. Mass Knockanure: Thurs 11th at 7.30pm for Tom Barrett, London & Knockdown Athea (Rec Dec) (brother to Joe Barrett, Carrueragh); Sat 13th at 4.00pm for Sheila Nash, Knockanure (Months Mind), and on Sun 14th mass at 10.00am for Michelle Foley, Kilmorna, & her grandfather Michael Keane.

KERRY BRANCH OF THE SAMARITIANS: Wish to thank you for your continued support of their Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Church Collections. €1139.05 was collected in Moyvane.

WEDDINGS: Best wishes to Dan Leahy of Beenasbig who recently married Michelle Kearney of Moyvane and best wishes also to Mairead Tierney of Athea who married Shaun McEnery of Moyvane on December 30th.

RAMBLING House in Knockanure on Thursday last, brought out singers, musicians and reciters from a wide district to entertain us.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE – Tues 10am to 6pm. MOYVANE: Wed 10am to 7pm.

NEW MASS TIMES FOR 2018: Mass times in Abbeyfeale have changed from January 1, 2018. Saturday evening Mass will be at 6.30pm and Sunday morning Mass at 9.15am. No change to the 12 noon Mass. Holy days morning Mass 11am & 6.30pm

TALK: Dr. Patricia Kieran will present the Public Talk: “Exploring Family Life”, Tues. 9th January at 8pm in The Gleneagle, Killarney. This event is part of the Diocese of Kerry’s preparation towards the World Meeting of Families next August. All welcome to this free event.

JOBS: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service provides a low cost maintenance and minor repair service specifically for senior members of the community of North Kerry, making home repairs affordable, for more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

STOP SMOKING: HSE,six week Stop Smoking Course stating on Tuesday 23rd January in The Family Resource Centre, Listowel, 7.00-8.00pm.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre – 0667134276; The Pillars of an Active Spiritual Life: 2018 Course by Fr. Sean Sheehy, starts Jan. 17th continues Jan thru March, Every Wed. 7pm-9pm.

GLÓRACH NOTES: an International Concert on Thursday, January 18, with an array of fantastic musicians lined up for the night. On the drama front, rehearsals are well underway for the production of the Sam Cree play, Second Honeymoon. Presented by the Abbeyside players, under the direction of Merce Hobson. For any queries or bookings call 0871383940.

ADULT LEARNING CENTRE ( OLD TECH): A Level 5 (Full Award) Course starting in January in Childcare early care and education practice at the Further Education & Training Centre, Mountmahon, Abbeyfeale. For further inquiries 068 31198.

SWIM: A large crowd at Glin Pier on Christmas Day for the annual swim, this year’s Charity Swim is on Saturday 21st July.

EXHIBITION: The 2018 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will run from 10th – 13th January 2018 at the RDS, Dublin 550 unique student projects. 2,031 projects were submitted by students across the island of Ireland.

In 1963 two physics researchers from the University College Dublin, Rev. Dr. Tom Burke and Dr. Tony Scott, came across the concept of ‘Science Fairs’ while conducting research in New Mexico, America. The pair decided that this type of hands-on science was something that students in Ireland could benefit from. And so the Young Scientist Exhibition was born. BT has been the proud sponsor and organiser of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition for 18 years.

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, Telephone 021 4277700,

FINBAR WRIGHT CONCERT: It’s 50 years next year since the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale was opened and to celebrate the Jubilee Year we are having Finbar Wright in Concert on Friday, February 9, 2018. Tickets available at the following outlets in Abbeyfeale,

SCIENCE: Designer Minds will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. 1 hour of fun, hands-on, educational activities each week, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment. Starts week of 22nd Jan. Visit or call 087 631 0411.

ACCORD: Offers an affordable professional counselling service with qualified, Contact ACCORD Tralee at 066- 7122280.

JIGSAW KERRY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Jigsaw offers a youth-friendly, free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25, where qualified mental health professionals work alongside young people, and their families phone 066 7186785.

FEAST: Jan 3rd, is the feast of St Munichin – one of the patron saints of Limerick diocese – the other being St Ita whose feast day is January 15th. On Saturday, Jan 6th, we celebrate that Jesus the Christ did not only come for the Jewish people, but for all of humanity – the three kings remind us of Gods universal invitation of love. On Sunday, Jan 7th, we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. This moment where Jesus moved from private faith to public ministry – where he heard the Father say ‘this is my son, the beloved, listen to him!’.

Jan 3 – St Munchin (Mainchin), c7th Century

MISSION in Duagh starts with Vigil Mass on Saturday, 25thFeb. and end on Friday, March 2nd.

Public meeting for preparations in Duagh School on 10th Feb. at 7.30pm.

NEW GOSPEL CHOIR: The Kingdom Gospel Choir is starting up on Friday, January 12th 2018 at 8pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney. No auditions required to join. Male and female adults of all ages and all musical standards are welcome. For more information contact Caoimhe on 0870669858.

ASH Wednesday falls on February 14.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Tuesday, February 09, 1886; Page: 3


Particulars of an extraordinary raid for arms were received here on this morning, and on investigation at the several scenes of the operations of the moonlighters, the facts fully warrant the impression primarily formed that the affair, from it’s boldness of execution, far surpasses in sensational element the average record of Kerry moonlighting. The district over which the raid was effected is called Islandanny, situate between Tralee and Listowel, and some four miles from the latter place. Hitherto this particular part of the county appears to have been free from disturbance of any kind, and in the present case the plan of operations differs considerably from similar raids in other parts of the county, inasmuch as there does not appear in the programme the slightest threat or violence on the part of the raiders with the enforcement of their object, which was purely for the robbery of arms. The following is a full statement of the facts of this remarkable affair, so far as it is possible to learn them :—At or about A quarter to nine o’clock on Friday night, a party of three or four men, armed and disguised, appeared at the house of a man named Relihan, living at Kilcaragh, in the district already mentioned, and informed him that they wanted a horse and cart with all possible haste. Relihan, who was greatly frightened by the appearance of the visitors, displayed considerable promptness in complying with their wishes, without, it would seem, inquiring further into their business than that they required his horse ; but he subsequently became aware of what their intentions were, the River Feale, which at this place divide; the baronies of Clanmaurice and Irraghticonnor, can be easily forded, and the object of the party in providing Relihan’s horse was to cross the river with the view to pursuing an expedition for arms against the farmers on the Clanmaurice side. Relihan was compelled to ford the river with his horse, conveying across a party of nineteen men who were waiting at the river. He describes ten of the party as being armed with guns, while all were disguised The raiders were next heard to have turned up at the house of man named Daniel Keane, of Islandanny. Keane and his family were all in bed, and it was only after having knocked at the door several times that the raiders gained admission. Keane opened the door, whereupon, a lot of the party entered, and seeing a gun hanging over the fireplace one of them, without further ceremony possessed himself of it, whereupon they departed. Keane, it would seem, rather congratulated himself on the cheap riddance, and returned to his repose, which had been so rudely interrupted. The gun was empty, and Keane had no ammunition in the house. The house of a farmer named John Brosnan, who lives only a short distance away was next visited. The family were in bed also and on Brosnan being waked up and apprised of the object of the visit, he rendered up possession of his gun to the party without any remonstrance, evidently deeming it the most prudent policy under the circumstances to adopt. No threat or violence of any kind was offered, and the party, having obtained the gun, went off without giving further annoyance. The moonlighters next turned up at the house of a farmer named Denis Brosnan, of Knocknacaragh, distant about a mile from the last-mentioned place, and having after some trouble aroused the family they got a gun, and as in the previous cases did not offer the slightest intimidation or violence. The house of John Meade was next visited, where the party also got possession of a gun as in the previous cases. Patrick Carroll, who lives about three quarters of a mile distant, was also relieved of a fowling-piece, after which Thomas Connor and Daniel Lane were respectively visited and had their guns taken from them. It was very fur advanced in the night when these latter houses were, visited, and the people felt so much terrified that they did not think of offering even the slightest objection to the demands of the raiders. Lane’s house appears to have been the termination of the night’s operations, for here the poor farmer was compelled to get his horse and cart in readiness and re-convey to the Iraghticonnor side of the Feale, from where they first set out, the midnight adventurers. Here the party is said to have dispersed, so, at least, Lane imagines, and the fact that their calls did not extend to any parties on that side of the river confirms his belief. The district travelled by the party during the night was pretty extensive, but probably, owing to the lateness of the hour, the affair did not reach the ears of the authorities in Listowel until the following day, when District Inspector Tyacke, accompanied by police, visited the area of operations. (See paper for a little more)

KNOCKANURE Church, By Gabriel Fitzmaurice

A place of worship, simple and austere:

‘Sixties architecture past its date.

I wonder what it is that draws me here

To a building local people seem to hate.

The church of their affection, knocked, made way

For "The garage on the hill" in its design –

Bare brick, flat roof, no steeple, here I pray.

The spirit of this building’s kin to mine.

My God’s a God who strips me in this place –

No covers here, the lines are stark and spare;

Through the years, I’ve grown into this space

Where work of human hands raised art to prayer,

The same the builders raised up once at Chartres

But plainer here, an answer to my heart.

FREE STATE: Following the foundation of the Irish Free State It becomes clear that to progress industrially, Ireland would have to develop and use its natural resources. An Irish engineer, Dr. Thomas A. McLoughlin proposed damming the River Shannon and building an electric power station.

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