Knockanuare Notes-July 21st 2019

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting works will continue from Gortaglanna (Bambury’s) Cross to Knockanure Village. The road will be closed from 8:00am to 6:00pm from Monday to Friday for the coming weeks. The road will be fully reopened at the weekends.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto results; There was no winner of the €5200 jackpot on Friday 12th July. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 23, and 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Ann & Richard O’Connor Keylod; 2. Jim Gould Kilmorna; 3. Breda O’Connell Purt; 4. Kathleen Griffin Athea, and 5. Donie McGrath Glin. Next jackpot up to €5300 on Friday 19th July.

SEISIUN is held at the Devon Inn on every Thursday night, begins at 8.30pm.

SISTERS OF THE HOLY ROSARY COLLECTION: Thank you for the tremendous support you gave to this collection which raised €1,238.91. Sr. Mary writes:  “Many thanks for welcoming me to the parish at the weekend and for all the help with accommodation, counting the collection etc. Please extend my thanks to your parishioners for their welcome and generous response to the appeal.

DEATH took place on 16th July 2019 of Helena O’Keeffe (née Shine), Asdee West, Asdee and formerly of Direen, Athea.

DEATH of Martin Collins, late of Glenashrone, Abbeyfeale, who died on July 13th. 2019

Survived by his wife Breda, son Paul, daughters Denise, Gillian and Ciara, sons-in-law Kevin and Larry, daughter-in-law Noreen, sisters Eileen, Sr. Bridie, Ann and Mary, brothers Dan, Jimmy, Jerome, Mike and Bertie, (Martin is pre-deceased by his late brother Paul), grandchildren Katie, Emma, Sadie, Kian, Ben and Matthew, nephew, and nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday for Martin at The Church of The Assumption Abbeyfeale. Funeral afterwards to Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora Moore, Peg McCarthy, Tom Lynch, Ellie Scanlon, Maurice Stack, Margaret Twohig, John Broderick, Fr. Denis O’Dwyer, Mary Holly, Anna Maria Houlihan, Benny Collins, Paddy Kennelly, Sr. Dympna O’Driscoll, Michael O’Connor, Mass Moyvane on  Thurs 25th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah Mulvihill, Glenalappa, & deceased of the Mulvihill & Connolly families;  Fri 26th at 7.30pm for Kate Flaherty, New Houses, & her loving daughter Mary; Sat          27th at 7.30pm for Denis Corridan, Murhur, and Mass on  Sun 28th at 11.00am for Patrick O’Driscoll, Farranree, Cork.

Mass Knockanure on  Mon 22nd at 7.30pm, for Nora Moore, Kilmorna (1st Anni), and Sun 28th mass at 10.00am for Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh, & deceased family members.

MASS Moyvane Wed 24th at 8.00am for Special Intention (successful operation today).

DUAGH Graveyard Mass will be held on Thursday July 25th at 8pm and Lyreacrompane Graveyard Mass will be held on Sunday July 28th at 11am.

CEMETERY MASSES:  A reminder that our Cemetery Masses will take place on the following dates in August. AHAVOHER -Monday 5th August at 8pm               ; KNOCKANURETuesday 6th August at 8pm; MURHUR on Wednesday 7th August at 8pm.  Clean Up at Ahavoher 22nd July.

KERRY WRITERS MUSEUM are hosting Guided Walks for the town for just €5.00 every Saturday for the month of July & August at 11am. Departs from Writers Museum 068-22212.

RECOVERY HAVEN. Benners Hotel are kindly holding a Barbeque in aid of Recovery Haven Kerry on Saturday 3rd August at 7pm.

TRÓCAIRE have written to thank all in the diocese, parishes, people and priests for the €136,000 they received from the Lenten Trócaire Campaign.

ANNUAL NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE TO CROAGH PATRICK ‘REEK SUNDAY’: takes place Sunday 28th July.  Mass celebrated on summit at 8 a.m. Last Mass 2 p.m.

ATHEA Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Thursday, August 1st. Please give names to Agatha Barrett and Peggy Casey.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights The Ramble Inn, Church Street from 9pm.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY STORY TIME FOR CHILDREN, August: Saturday 10th and 24th at 11 am. 1-6 years all welcome, free event.

FIRST FRIDAY REFLECTIONS WITH FR. SHOJI:  On the First Friday of each month,  Fr Shoji will lead an hour of Praise and Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale,  beginning at 9.00am.  He will lead parishioners in reflecting on the Word of God and will conclude with the Rosary. All are welcome.

HARNETT MAGAZINE:  Some Harnett Reunion magazines are still available at Ann Lyons Shop and from James Harnett, also the final items of Harnett merchandise are available at Heavenly Gifts.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – This year’s tour takes place on Sunday 4th August and takes in the Rock of Cashel, Hore Abbey, the Swiss Cottage and Cahir Castle. The tour will be guided by Dr. Declan Downey with booking at the Bridewell 068-36500.

ARDFERT HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Weekly Guided Village Walks  on Thursday evenings at 8 pm during July and August.

BOOK: A second collection of short stories entitled ‘From Head to Tale ‘has been published by Newcastle West man, Pat Mc Loughlin. The book is available at Anne Lyons’s shop and the proceeds will go to Friends of St Ita’s.

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm.

GRAVEYARD MASSES – Lislaughtin Abbey – Friday 2nd August at 7pm. Kilnaughtin – Friday 9th August at 7pm. Church Grounds, Tarbert – Friday 16th August at 7pm. Please note that all above Graveyard Masses are at 7pm.

COLLEEN BAWN 200th ANNIVERSARY & TARBERT BRIDEWELL TOUR  – will be held on Sat.27th July at 10am – €15 per person – Booking essential. Outing will include; A return trip on Car Ferry as foot passenger, a visit to the Coleen Bawn Grave and a talk on the Colleen Bawn by local Historian Patrick Lynch. Tea/Coffee & Scone at the Tarbert Bridewell on return. Tour of Tarbert Bridewell Exhibition with new Sound System and Audio Visual. Booking at  Tarbert Bridewell –  Tel 068 36500. Email:    [email protected]

ASDEE: Retirement Celebration  To mark the recent retirement of post mistress Mairead Doyle, Asdee Community Development are holding a dance, with light refreshments on Wed 24th July in Asdee Community Centre.  There will be a presentation to Mairead on the night.

PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Fr Pat Crean-Lynch has organised with Marian Pilgrimage’s a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which will take place from 24th September 2019 until 2nd October 2019,  please contact Fr Pat at 087 670 9491 or 087 220 0114 or Marian Pilgrimages at 01 8788159.

WEIGHT Management Programme – The next FREE weight management programme run by HSE Community Dietitians to help those who are overweight or obese, to lose weight successfully, will be running in Listowel in September 2019. This group-based course is run over 6 weekly sessions, each session runs for 1½ hours. There are follow-up sessions every 3 months after the initial 6 week programme. If you would like to attend, please contact your GP for referral to the PHEW programme. Places are limited.

DIABETES: Manage your diabetes – A FREE self-management course for diabetes will be on offer in Listowel in September.  The course is facilitated by a Registered Dietitian.  It is a 4 week course.  The course helps you understand diabetes and what you need to do to manage your diabetes.  Each session is 2½ hours long.  Topics such as understanding diabetes, weight management, controlling your blood glucose and limiting possible complications of diabetes are covered in this course.  To apply for the course you can apply online at or contact Monica O Sullivan at 064 6670763.  Places are limited.

SCHOLARSHIP:  The Danaher Trust is making number of scholarships available to students of the parishes in this area for studies at third level.  The students must be of limited means. The Danaher McGrath Trust is seeking  applications for  a scholarship. In order to apply for the  scholarship students must meet certain criteria. For information,  email  closing date for applications is August 31.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE:  October 23rd for eight nights.  From Shannon to Tel Aviv – four nights Jerusalem and four nights Tiberias.  All four star accommodation.  €1,685.  Enquiries Yvonne in JWT 01/2410800 or email [email protected] or phone Jacqueline in the Parish 068/49308 or [email protected].

TRIP:  Great Southern Trail August 31st visit to Ardmore, Dungarvan and Youghal, On Saturday 31 August a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 8a.m. to visit the South Coast.

Our first stop will be for breakfast in the Round Tower Hotel, Ardmore, Co.Waterford  ( After a walk along the lovely beach in Ardmore we will continue along the South Coast to beyond Dungarvan from where we will walk the downhill section of the Waterford Greenway which includes a tunnel, viaduct and stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean.

En-route home we will stop in the historic seafaring town of Youghal for a full four course dinner at the Red Store ( .

The cost for coach travel and the meals is €55 which is payable to Pat Condon, Upper Maiden Street, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.(Tel: 06962344 from 5-6pm). As our previous excursions have been oversubscribed we recommend early payment to guarantee your reservation. Beidh fáilte romhat!

PILGRIMAGE, Killarney St. Pio Prayer Group are organising a 9 Day Pilgrimage visiting Jerusalem, Sea of Galilee, Cana, Garden of Gethsemane, Dead Sea and Mount Tabor. Departing the 7th of November.  Contact Michael Clifford 086 1309835.

SAMARITANS of Kerry 24 hours a day. Phone: 116123 or text number 087 260 9090.

PLOUGHING: The Diocese of Kildare and Leighlin has announced that in exactly two months time they will be part of the welcome for the 88th National Ploughing Championships which will take place in Fenagh in Carlow from 17 – 19 September.

PAPERS: Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, August 26, 1899; Page: 3


Once again on that memorable 15th Aug, a goodly number assembled to celebrate the “patron,” as was the custom of our forefathers; though now commemorated in a different style by members of the committee of the Football Club. The sports carried on, though not of the grandest description , were, in their way, a source of joy to many—especially to those who had returned from a foreign school, to see danced with due honour the famous gig and reel , while floating on the breeze were the most cherished flags—the Irish and American —the Emerald a bit loftier than the Stars and Stripes. The other feats; which comprised jumping, cycling , etc., were very closely contested owing to the excellent, supervision of the judge and handicapper, Mr Timothy T Leahy. We offer our heartiest thanks to all who have in any way contributed to our sports; and we trust that on the next 15th August Knockanure will have attained to a higher ? place in the athletic line. Details: —

100 Yards Handicap (Open)—M Fury (ser), 1; T Quilter, Irremore, 1 yd;  2; Wm Hunt , Knockanure , 4 yds, 3. Won by half a yard; 2 yards separated 2nd and 3rd.

88O Yards handicap (Open)—Thomas Leahy, Knockanure, 1st; P O Connor, do, 2; T O’Brien, Duagh,  3. Five others competed.—Won by  2 yards. A good third.

 440 yards Handicap (Open)—M Fury, Athea , (scr) 1; J O’Connor, Newtown, 7 yds , 2; P O’Connor, Knockanure, 7 yds, 3.

 440 Yards (confined to the members of the Football club).—There were three heats.  In the final the result was—T Leahy, 1; P O’Connor, 2.  High Jump (Open) Handicap—M O’Connor, Newtown, 4in, 5ft llin, 1; M Fury (scr) , 5ft lOin, 2; J Granville, do , 2in, 5ft 9.75in, 3rd. :

Long Jump (Open) Handicap—J Fitzmaurice , Knockanure, 1ft, 1st; T Quilter, Irremore, 9in, 2.; M Fury (scr) 3.

 Throwing 56lbs—W Murphy, Knockanure 1; .M Fury, Athea, 2; J Condon, Duagh, 3.  Putting 561bs.—M Fury, 1; J Condon, 2.

 Five Miles Bicycle Race.—Thomas Leahy, 1 ; J Casey, 2. Seven others competed. ? ? Bicycle Race.—J Casey, 1 and M T Leahy, 2. Four others competed.

 Irish Reel—M Thornton, Newtown, 1st; D Mahony, Knockanure, 2nd. Ten competed.

 Irish Jig.—D Mahony, Knockanure, 1st; P. Woulfe, Glin, 2nd, eight competed. There was much excitement while the dancing lasted, after which the sports concluded.—Cor.,

Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Saturday, August 22, 1903; Page: 3


The Listowel sports, postponed from the 30th ult owing to the unfavourable character of the weather, came off on Thursday and, notwithstanding the ill luck which almost invariably attends a postponed fixture, the meeting was largely patronised and highly successful in every respect. Though the morning gave decidedly strong indications of a disagreeable afternoon, the elements behaved admirably, and the weather conditions throughout the day were all that could be desired.


Ono Mile cycle Handicap (Club)—J Mullane, 10 yds, 1st; J Buckley, 15 yds,2nd; J McCarthy, 10 yds, 3rd. Also competed—J Murphy, scratch. Won by four lengths. Time, 2 58 mins. 100 Yards Flat Handicap (confined to field clubs and parish)—P Browne 2yds. Lst; T O’Connor, 1 yd, 2nd, and F Buckley (holder of cup) scratch, 3rd. Also competed—H Dillon, 5 yds ; J Dee, 1 yd : J Bunyan, 5 yds, and M Buckley. 4 yds. Time, 11 seconds. One Mile Cycle Open Handicap—J J Hogan, O’Brennan, Tralee 160 yds, 1st; J Mullane, NKC C, 108 yds, 2nd; M Dee, Limerick, 200 yds, 3rd.  Also competed—N Fitzgerald, Castleisland, 200 yds; J Crowley, Ballyheigue, 200 yds ; P O’Brien, Tralee, 140 yds; J Murphy, N K C C, 200 yds ; J J Condon,: scratch ; J J Stephens, Clonmel, 140 yds. Time, 2 36 min.

100 Yards Open Handicap—R Harnett, Abbeyfeale, 9 yds, 1st; T Neligan, Castleisland, do, 2nd, and J, Bresnihan, Castletown Conyers, 8 yds, 3rd. Time, 10: sees. Second heat—W Grey. Tralee, 8.5 yds, 1st; J Gloster, do, 9 yds, 2nd; and T P Sullivan, Caherciveen, 9.5 yds, 3rd. Time, 10 secs.

Final heat—Bresnihan, lst; Harnett, 2nd; Sullivan 3rd. Time, 10 sees. Won easily by three yds.

 2 Mile Cycle Club Handicap—J Buckley, 40yds lst;  J M’Carthy, 80yds 2nd;  J Mullane, Scratch, 3rd. Also competed—J Murphy who did not finish, Won, by inches. Time 6 .24 mins.

 Putting 28lbs (Weight Open Handicap—Denis Horgan, scratch, 35ft 3ins, 1st; T F Kiely, Carrick- on-Suir (18ins), 3lft 8ins, 2nd. Four others competed.

One Mile Flat Open Handicap—J J Corridon. Duagh. 80yds, 1st T J O’Sullivan, Tralee, 100yds, 2nd.  Ten competed.  Very fine race, Time, 4.40 mins.

 Putting 161bs Shot Open Handicap—D Horgan. scratch, 46ft 8in, 1st; T F Kiely (4’5ft) 44ft 3ins,2nd. Six competed.

 Three Mile Cycle Handicap Open—J J Hogan, O’Brennan. Tralee, 280yds, 1st; M Dee, Limerick, 35Oyds, 2nd. Six competed. Time, 8.33 mins.

Throwing-161b Hammer from 9 feet circle without follow —T F Kiely, scratch. l48ft 5in, 1st; D Horgan, (10ft) I43ft, 2nd.

 440 Yards Flat Open Handicap—T Neligan, Castleisland, 22jds, 1st; W T Grey, Tralee, 28yds, 2nd; R Harnett, Abbeyfeale, 20yds, 3rd. Also competed—J M’Auliffe, Lixnaw, 25yds; D D O’Neill, Currans, 30yds; T P O’Sullivan. Caherciveen 23yds. Time, 53 sees. Fine finish.

 Five Mile Cycle Scratch Open —J J.Condon, Kilmallock, 1st; P O’Brien, Tralee, 2nd; J J Hogan, O’Brennan, 3rd. Time, 14.49 mins. Eight started, but only the placed men finished.  Condon also won the lap prize.

120 Yards Hurdles Handicap Open—TF Kiely, owes 13yds, 1st; C Leahy. Charleville, owes 3yds, 2nd; J Gloster. Tralee, owes 2yds, 3rd. Time, 17. 3 sees.

Long Jump Open Handicap—C Leahy, Charleville, (6ins) 23ft 7ins, lst; J Bresnihan, Castletown-Conyers (9ins).23ft 4.5ins, 2nd, and T F Kiely, Carrick on-Suir (18ins), 23fi 3.5ins 3rd. Five others competed.

Five Mile Open Handicap-.I J Condon (scratch), lst; P O’Brien (390yds) 2nd;  J J Stephens, Clonmel (380yds)_, 3i}d. Time. 14.38mins. Seven competed, but only four finished.

 High Jump Handicap Open—Con Leahy, who jumped 6ft from scratch, tied with his brother. P J Leahy, who cleared 5ft llins. Same height, including one inch handicap.

This concluded the sports and the prizes were distributed by Miss Creagh.

 A band promenade and fireworks display took place at night and were well attended

(Listowel Rural District Council has a proposal on the sale of The Limerick and Kerry Railway, the Co Council appeared to have acquired £30,000 and they wanted each district council to benefit for five years to extend of £1,000 per year or about 4d in the £. See paper for more.)


Nation 1842-1897, Saturday, August 30, 1879; Page: 3

The Archbishop of Toronto on the Lough Derg Pilgrimage.

We have great pleasure in laying before our readers the second letter from his Grace the Archbishop of Toronto on the Pilgrimage to Lough Derg:— Lough Derg, August 14, 1879.

Dingle July 18 2019

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