knockanuare notes-July 22nd 2018

SENIOR CITIZENS: Wish to thank all who contributed so generously to their recent Church Gate collection. The amount collected came to €815.

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 27th July at 10am. To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

RAMBLING HOUSE: at Seanchai, Listowel on Thursday, July 26 at 9.15pm.

SEISIÚN: The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm.

AWARD: Cara Trant and members of the board of The Seanchaí travelled to Kilkenny recently to receive the award of full museum status for Listowel’s Writers’ Centre.

ST PADRE PIO PRAYER GROUP The first Friday of every month in Listowel. The ceremony begins with the Rosary at 6.45pm, followed by Mass at 7pm.for Saint Padre Pio with Exposition of Blessed Sacrament and Benediction after Mass.

POPE FRANCIS’ FINAL MASS IN THE PHOENIX PARK is on Sunday 26th August. Our Parish is joining with Listowel Parish who have tickets for anyone wishing to travel on the bus which will be leaving from Listowel. To book please contact Denise in Listowel Parish office 068-21188 as soon as possible.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9000 jackpot on Friday 20th July. Numbers drawn were 8, 23, 26, and 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Patrick Moloney, Moyvane; 2. Mary Helly, Knockdown; 3. DJ Carmody, c/o Enright’s Bar; 4. Nora Winters, Kilmorna and 5. Anne Fitzgerald, c/o Amber. Next jackpot up to €9100 with draw to be held on Friday 27th July.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to extend its sincerest sympathies to the family of the late John (Jackie) Keane of Shannon, Co. Clare, who died on 16th July 2018. He was survived by his wife Kathleen, daughter Jackie, son Dereck, daughter-in-law Elizabeth and grandson Alex, his extended family and wide circle of friends spanning Co. Clare & Co. Kerry. John was an avid sportsman himself having been a member of the winning 1973 North Kerry Junior Championship team and when he moved to Co. Clare he played with their Senior County team. Our thoughts are with his family at this time.

DEATH took place recently in England of John Enright of the Lotts aged about 90 years, his siblings were Jerry, Pats, Margaret, Nell and Mary Teresa who sole surviver.

DEATH has occurred of Fr. William Buckley, Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Munich, Germany and formerly of Derry, Listowel. Died 19th July 2018, Predeceased by his sisters Sheila and Betty, Survived by his brothers Bobby and Tim, sisters Peggie, Josie and Mary, sisters-in-law Mary and Phyl, brothers-in-law Micky and Sean, nieces and nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews. Requiem Mass on Saturday was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, and burial afterwards In St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATHS have taken place of Hannah Ferguson (Née Enright) of London and late of No.6 “New Houses” Moyvane, and also the death of her daughter Bridget who also passed away in recent times. Hannah and Bridget are both predeceased respectively by their late husband and Father Pat, Sister and Aunt Bridie, Brothers and Uncles, Dan, Johnny and Billy R.I.P. Hannah and her daughter Bridget are mourned by their son and brother Patrick, daughter’s and sister’s Maureen and Michelle, daughter –in-law, Bridgets son Ryan, grandchildren, regretted by their loving sisters and aunts, Margaret Mason (Kilgarvan, Ballydonoghue), Mary Kelliher (Lartigue Village, Listowel), brothers and uncles Patrick (Killaloe), Denis (Kilcummin) and Joe (Lyreacrompane), sisters in law Eileen, Mary and Ann, brothers in law Tom, Michael & Mossie, nephews, and nieces. As both Funerals took place in London in recent times, both of their ashes are now been brought home for committal with Hannah’s late parents and Bridget’s grandparents Bridget and John.

Reception of Hannah and Bridget’s ashes received into the Sacred Heart Church, Lyreacrompane, on Saturday morning July 21st 2018 for a special Mass at 11am. Interment of ashes immediately afterwards at Ahavoher Cemetery Moyvane.

DEATH occurred on 14th July 2018 of Nora (Ciss) Dore (née Halpin) of No 1 New Houses, Moyvane.

wife of the late Michael and mother of the late John, Mike and Kathleen. sadly missed by her son Jeremiah, daughters Hannah, Mag, Noreen, Mary, Breda & Teresa, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sister in law Eileen Halpin, brother in law Tom Foley, nieces, nephews, sons in law, and daughters in law. Requiem Mass for Ciss Dore was celebrated at The Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, on Wednesday 18th July. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Kathleen King, Peg McCarthy, Tom Lynch, Ellie Scanlon, Maurice Stack, Margaret Twohig, John Broderick, Fr. Denis Dwyer, Mary Holly, Eileen Hegarty, Catriona O’Connor, Jer Mulvihill, Anna Maria Houlihan, Benny Collins, Paddy Kennelly, Sr. Dympna O’Driscoll, Michael O’Connor, Bridie Stackpoole. Mass Moyvane-Tues 24th at 7.30pm for Dora & Mossie Aherne, Kilbaha ;Wed 25th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Deceased of the Mulvihill & Connolly Families; Sat 28th at 7.30pm for Denis Corridan, Murhur and Sun 29th at 11.00amfor Patrick O’Driscoll, Farranree. Mass Knockanure- Sun 29th at 10.00am for Edward Carmody, Knockanure & his parents Mary & Jack.

FESTIVAL OF FAMILIES: Each parish will receive 10 tickets to Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August. If interested please contact parish secretary. Ticket holders are responsible for their own transport arrangements. This is a free event.

GRAVEYARD: Mass at Holy Cross Graveyard Athea on Tuesday, July 24th at 7.30pm; Duagh Cemetery on Thursday 26th July at 8p.m.; Lyre Cemetery on July 29th at 11am.Tarbert Church Grounds – Fri. 27th July 7pm; Kilconly Fri. 27th July 7.30pm; Reilig Mhichíl – Wed. 1st Aug. 7pm; Lislaughtin – Fri. 3rd Aug. 7pm; Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

Mass on Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery; Tuesday 7th August, Knockanure; Wednesday 8th August, Mass at Murhur, all cemetery Masses in parish at 8pm.

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY Mass on Sunday 22nd July. It was an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted. Followed by the BBQ, music, singing and dancing.

GLIN CASTLE and Gardens will be open for guided tours on Sunday, July 29th. Gates will open at 12 noon.

JOHN SPILLANE AT THE GLÓRACH on Friday, July 27. Contact 087 1383940.

SUPPORT GROUP FOR BEREAVEMENT: Abbeyfeale Bereavement Support Group Tel. 068/31230.

AGM of Newtownsandes Creamery will be held on 10th August 2018 at the Marian Hall Moyvane.

BEST WISHES to P J Dillon who recently received an Emmy nomination, he has many relations in the district.

REMEMBERED: J B Keane and the Stack Family were commemorated in Listowel last weekend.

CONGRATULATIONS to Con Sullivan of Athea on his 60th birthday.

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY: Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day’s outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

PILGRIMS: Thirteen young pilgrims returned home recently from the diocesan youth pilgrimage to Taizé in France The pilgrimage took place from July 1st to July 8th. Over 2,000 pilgrims between the ages of 16 to 35 attended. There was a special meeting of Muslims and Christians from the Thursday to the Saturday. The young people found the experience of prayer and worship at Taizé very special.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES: Opening Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral Killarney at 6.15 p.m. on Tuesday 21st August. Choir of over 100 from all parishes will attend. All welcome.

DAY CARE: Ard Chúram Day Care Centre, North Kerry Listowel provides a day care service for older people in the North Kerry area. This is an opportunity to socialise in a friendly and stimulating environment. Transport is available. For any further information please Contact Nora Hunt, Nurse Co-Ordinator on 068 22986.

HEAVY RAIN will come at some stage, prepare in time and see that all channels are clear.

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Boys School, Abbeyfeale, August 7th—10th from 9.30am to 3pm each day. Activities include, sports, art, drama, music and faith lessons. Minimum age 5 years. Cost €40 for the first child and €25 for each subsequent child. Text 087 2788834 for further information.

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE: for the visit of Sister Briege McKenna, Monday August 6th. Leaving Tralee at 7.30am. Contact O’Sheas’ on 066 7180123 for further information.

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes. The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services. West Limerick Resources is now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone is available. All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and training will also be made available. If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you by calling Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

LOUGH Derg 2018: The Three Day Pilgrimage is currently open. You may begin on any day until Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. The Lough Derg team can help you to co-ordinate public transport or link up with Pilgrimage Organisers in your locality, phone Lorraine on 071 9861518 (from NI +353) email: info

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Foyer deCharite: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Mon. 13th – Sun. 19th Aug. Information/booking contact: Helen – 0861678027 hellywilliams

PRAYER: A Time of Prayer and Recollection will take place every Friday at 3pm starting 20th July at Our Lady’s Grotto and adjoining Gairdin Mhuire in Ballyheigue and the Divine Mercy Chapel followed by the Rosary and personal prayers. All most warmly welcome.

HERITAGE EVENT IN THE PLANNING: The Spirit of Abbeyfeale is there to provide people with a rewarding experience and a chance to share with others in our homeland heritage. This exciting start-up process is being put together now. The end product will be presented later on, at a time to be decided, here in Abbeyfeale. We aim to make Abbeyfeale a better place. Jim Dennison says, we warmly welcome people of all ages, free to enjoy our folklore, music, song, dance, mythology, stage skills and storytelling in a new top quality event. People are invited to discover, explore and greatly enjoy the “Spirit of Abbeyfeale” Being involved gives people the opportunity to express their own views, participate in decision making and in heritage activities. To find out more, or to be in and be involved, making contact is easy, at this time through the heritage sub committee, Abbeyfeale Community Council.

BACK2NEW FURNITURE POP UP SHOP NOW OPEN! Re-designed and re-imagined furniture available. Now open every Wednesday and Thursday from 9.30am-4.30pm at Market Place (previously Citizens Information), Market Yard, Newcastle West.

WALK: Ardfert Historical Society: Free guided walking tours of Ardfert Village until Thurs 9 August (every Thursday). Meet at Ardfert church at 8 pm. One hour duration approx. All are welcome.

CONFERENCE: Catholic Women’s Conference Fri 27th July and Humanae Vitae Conference 28th & 29th July (for everyone) in the Emmaus Retreat Centre Swords, Co. Dublin (close to M1 & Airport). For Bookings and more info please contact: Human Life International, Knock Tel: 094 9375993 – mail

YOUTH 2000—CATHOLIC SUMMER YOUTH FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph Abbey, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary. August 16

th—19th. A weekend of Fun, Faith and Friendship for 16 to 35 year olds. Live music, prayer and reconciliation, inspiring talks, workshops, drama and a chance to meet new friends. Donation only and free buses. To book your place or for more information contact office, phone 01 675 3690 or visit

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: Flexible and Accessible Courses. Attend Saturday

lectures in Tallaght or online from the comfort of your own home and build modules towards a

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology. Application deadline September 25th. Call 01 404 8124 or visit

COMMUNITY ALERT: There is a new campaign on staying safe on the Internet. Its go to the search box and write in Be Safe Online.

ST PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ASSISI: on the 50th Anniversary of the death of St. Pio, with the Killarney St Pio Prayer Group September 21-27. For more information visit michaeldgclifford.

POPE in 1979: Irish Examiner 1841-current, Sunday, September 30, 1979; Page: 4

Dublin Airport yesterday.

Pope John Paul II’s red cape blew across his face as he lay full length on the tarmac , immediately after leaving the aircraft St; Patrick.

But the smiling Pope quickly set a tone of informality amidst all the pomp of the arrival ceremony. He moved among the crowd and met and shook hands with as many people as possible. The man’s Immense charisma asserted itself right from the start as he went among the flock; many of them in tears. It was an emotional arrival, the first of many emotional moments on his Irish visit. You could have heard a pin drop as he paused before his opening address at the airport, as 12,000 people, dignitaries of Church and State and 800 journalists from all around the world held, their breath in unison while waiting to hear what the Pope had to say.

Pope John Paul said – that he came as a servant of Jesus Christ, a herald of his Gospel of justice and love, as Bishop of Rome and as Successor of the Apostle Peter. "And in the words of Peter I offer you the greeting of my heart; ‘Peace to all of you who are in Christ".

It was, he said, with immense joy and profound gratitude to the Most Holy Trinity that he set foot on Irish soil. He deeply appreciated the welcome of His Excellency, the President of Ireland who, as the representative of all upright citizens, had extended to him the warm hospitality of this land.

"I am grateful moreover to my Brothers in the Episcopate who are here to greet me in the name of the whole church in Ireland that I love so much. I am very happy to walk among you — in the footsteps of Saint Patrick and in the path of the Gospel that he left you as a great heritage — being convinced that Christ; is here; ‘Christ before me, Christ behind me. Christ in the heart of every man who thinks of me, Christ in the mouth of every man who speaks of me’.

The Pope did not let the occasion pass without expressing his esteem for the Christian ‘ traditions of Ireland and the gratitude of the Catholic Church for the glorious; contribution made by Ireland over the centuries to the spreading of the Faith, and sent his greetings to all the Irish throughout the world. "And as I invoke God’s blessings on Ireland I commend all her people to the prayers of our Blessed Lady, to the intercession of Mary, Mother of Jesus and Queen of Peace under whose patronage I place my pastoral visit". “Praised be Jesus Christ".

The Pope walked along from the Aer Lingus Jumbo Jet at 10 a.m. and then walked into the arms and hearts of the Irish people. An electric shock of emotion ran through the crowd as the Pontiff moved down the steps. On his chest hung the Cross of St. Peter, its gold chain glinting in the sunlight.

He was presented with flowers by two nine year old Dublin children before meeting the front line of the official greeting party. He had earlier been welcomed inside the plane by the Primate, Cardinal O Fiaich and the Papal Nuncio, Dr. Alibrandi.

The greeting party was composed of the President, Dr. Hillery, the Taoiseach, Mr. Lynch, the Archbishop of Dublin, Dr. Dermot Ryan, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Michael O’Kennedy, the Army Chief of Staff, Lt. General Carl O’Sullivan and the General Officer Commanding, Eastern Command, Brig. General Martin O’Brien.


Cardinal O Fiaich, in a welcome in Irish, English and Polish said that the visit would serve to confirm Our faith and said "you come as a messenger of peace to a troubled land". He also saluted the heroism of the Polish people in the face of adversity and the courageous struggle of the Polish church under the unflinching leadership of Cardinal Wysynski. The 112th successor to St. Patrick wished the 263rd. successor to St. Peter a sincere welcome.


TOURISM: An example is the case of British Rail. They had planned to carry some 40,000 people from Britain and now say they will be lucky to carry about 6,000 on their various services into Dunlaoghaire and Rosslare.

B +1 Line have failed to fill their normal services and Aer Lingus and other airlines have lost heavily on their commitment to attracting Home 20,000 people from Britain into Ireland.

British Rail say that originally 124 coach-loads of people were booked from Britain but only 30 coaches were subsequently confirmed. In fact, the sailing yesterday had 12 coach loads booked but only three turned up. Travel chiefs say that the Mountbatten murder and over-estimation of the numbers who may travel has caused this major downturn in tourism traffic. It now seems that even the revised figure of 50,000 visitors is optimistic although the areas which the Pope visits are experiencing money-spinning periods; from home visitors who have packed into the towns up to 48 hours before the Pope’s arrival.

ABBEYFEALE: The opening sequence for this episode of ‘Hall’s Pictorial Weekly’ features a number of the inhabitants of Abbeyfeale in County Limerick. This mute footage focuses on the main road through the town,

COSMIC EGG; Fr Georges Lemaître was professor of physics at the Catholic University of Leuven and proposed a theory that said the universe was constantly expanding from a single first point. He named this the “hypothesis of the primeval atom”, or the “Cosmic Egg”.

This book by Listowel native, Vincent Carmody, is an account of life in a prosperous market town from the years 1850 to 1950. The town in question is Listowel, Co. Kerry, but it could be any town at that time. This is a valuable social history, full of information, gossip and anecdotes, amply illustrated with old billheads and photographs. You will see here handwritten receipts, gentle requests for payment to recalcitrant debtors and rare posters, flyers and other assorted memorabilia from that slower age.

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