Knockanuare Notes- July 29th 2019

RAMBLING House on the 1st August at 8 pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  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.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 12th August.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All Welcome, If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

MARRIED recently, Maggie Heffernan of Moyvane and Peter Madden of Bandon, Maggie is daughter of Maurice and Teresa Heffernan. Best man was Jack Madden and groomsman was Korey Casey. Bridesmaids were Teresa Casey and Holly Heffernan.

ROADWORKS UPDATE: Roads will be open for graveyard Mass;   Knockanure trenching and ducting work will continue between Ahavoher graveyard and Knockanure Village.  The road will be closed from 8am to 1pm on Monday the 29th July.  The remainder of the trenching and ducting work will be completed under a stop/go system from Monday to Friday 1pm to 6pm. Details from Pádraig on 086/6072159.

POST BOX:  Is relocated to in front of Holly’s Shop.

SENIOR CITIZEN CHIROPODIST: in Marian Hall on Friday 2nd August at 10am.  For appointment, please phone Eileen Fitzmaurice on 49135.

ST PIO Evening Mass & 1st Friday Evening Mass Listowel on the first Friday at 7.00pm.

CEMETERY Cleaning continues in preparation for the Annual Masses.

DEATH has taken place of Jack McKenna of Greenville, Listowel, on 20th July 2019 in his 101st year. Husband of the late Susan (2017) and father of Louise, Grace, SueEllen, John, Linda & Simon. Survived by his  family, his grandchildren Lisa, Amy, Mark, Jack, Sinead, Shay & Eve, great grandchildren Ellie, Brendan & Micheál, his carer and friend Bridget, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Interment afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH has occurred of Nora Mulvihill (née Reidy) Toureendonnell, Athea on 19th July 2019, wife of the late Thomas, predeceased by her brothers John, Moss & Mick. Sadly missed by her sister Josie (Scanlon – Glin), brother Pat (Birmingham), sisters-in-law Mary and Ann, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, great-grandnephews & great-grandnieces. Following Requiem Mass in Athea Church Nora Mulvihill was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard on Sunday 21st July 2019.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Stackpoole. Canon James Neville, Ellen McManus, Tom Geohegan, Michael O’Keeffe, Margaret Finucane, John P Walsh, John Purtill, Mary O’Connor, Betty Griffin, Mass Moyvane; Mon 29th at 7.30pm for Winnie Loughran, Tyrone (Rec Dec) (mother to Claire Mulvihill, Knockanure Rd & Tyrone); Fri 2nd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Michael & Peggy Crotty, Gower, Cooraclare & deceased family members and mass on Sun 4th at 11.00am for Parishioners. Knockanure Mass: Thurs 1stat 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy, Knockanure, and

Sun 4th mass at 10.00am for Edward Carmody, Knockanure.

SEISIUN :  Devon Inn on every Thursday night, begins at 8.30pm.

BEST WISHES to Ciara O’Connor, Lower Athea who graduated from Ulster University with an MSc in Dietetics and won the Nutritional Products Prize for Best Nutrition Research Project which is to be published.

TREES: To ensure that future storms would not cause damage to the Presbytery or neighbouring properties some tree are being cut.

CLERGY: Meal for Visiting Clergy on Holidays and retired Priests from abroad will be held on Thurs 8 August at 6.30pm in Killarney. Please book for meal at 064-6631168

CEMETERY MASSES:  A reminder that our Cemetery Masses will take place on the following dates in August. AHAVOHER -Monday 5th August at 8pm               ; KNOCKANURE Tuesday 6th August at 8pm; MURHUR on Wednesday 7th August at 8pm.

MASS Lislaughtin Graveyard will take place on Fri. 2nd Aug at 7pm.

EVENTS: Dromcollogher Harvest Fair and Vintage rally on August 4th. Nationwide is coming to Athea  village in August. Open Day at Archaeological Site at Curraghatoosane, Ballybunion Road, on 30th July. Galway Races Summer Festival returns for its 150th year, from Monday 29th July to Sunday 4th August 2019.

DAN PADDY ANDY FESTIVAL: on Bank Holiday Friday night, August 2 when these two mighty entertainers, Bryan Murphy and Pat McCarthy, take to the stage in the Dan Paddy Andy Festival Marquee in Lyreacrompane.

FINUGE, Sean McCarthy Weekend, Thursday 1st August to Monday 5th. Ann Marie O’Riordan in Concert on Friday night 2nd at 8.30pm. Children’s Art on Saturday, time 11.30am. There is a Ballad & Story Telling and lots more.

THE SAOIRSE STROLLERS WALKING GROUP: will meet at the Castle Green in Ballybunion on Monday. July 29th at 7pm, where a guided tour of Ballybunion Castle will be provided. Info Mary-Ellen on 068/23584.

 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 beginning at 9.00am.  He will lead parishioners in reflecting on the Word of God and will conclude with the Rosary.

KILMOYLEY OUTING – Thursday 1 August to Cobh and Spike Island returning to Ballyroe Hotel for meal, music and dancing, optional extra for boat/guided tour of Spike Island. All welcome.

KNOCK NOVENA: This year celebrating its 140th Anniversary from August 14th to 22nd.   Some of the Novena speakers are as follows: Recently appointed Bishop of Raphoe, Most Rev. Alan McGuckian speaking on the theme of ‘What Knock means to me’.  John Bruton, former Fine Gael politician will speak on ‘Faith, Future and Europe’.  Rev. Trevor Sargent will speak on ‘Faith in Action’; Rev. Sargent is a Church of Ireland Minister who served as Leader of the Green Party from 2001 to 2007.  Caroline Coleman of RTÉ will speak on ‘Motherhood, Media & Me’.  For a full list of Novena speakers and Seminars log onto

GLÓRACH on Friday, August 16 is the legendary Corkonian John Spillane.

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

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.

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

More from Pat Condon, Upper Maiden Street, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.(Tel: 06962344 from 5-6pm).

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

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.

GLIN: The annual Glin Castle Open Day will take place on August 25th.

HISTORY TOUR – The Historical Society tour to the Rock of Cashel will take place on Sunday 4th August. The bus will leave the National School Car Park Tarbert at 8am. The cost which includes bus and entrance fees to heritage sites will be €35 for Members and €40 for Non Members to be paid at the Bridewell on or before Wednesday 31st July.

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.

LACCA GROTTO:  Rosary will be said at this Grotto on Friday  Aug 2nd August at 8.00 mark the recent refurbishment of the Grotto.

MEDJUGORJE: Group Leader   Maura   O’Keeffe   Harksen accompanied by Fr.  Francis Nolan. September 10th2019. 7 nights in guesthouse close to St. James’ Church. Flights ex Cork airport.  For information contact  066 7127143 or 087 1517696.

BALLINCLOGHER SCHOOL RE-UNION HELD ON SUN. AUGUST 4th. Plans are going well and we are ready to roll back the years. Tickets available in local shops.The committee have worked long and hard and no doubt it will be a marvellous occasion.

WORDS TO THE WISE – “The way to love anything is to realise that it may be lost.” – G.K. Chesterton.

TALK: The Harry Clarke Windows, St. Senan’s Church; Donncha MacGabhann, an expert on the work of Harry Clarke, will present a lecture on the examples of Clarke’s windows in St. Senan’s Catholic Church, Toler Street, Kilrush. This is a free event and all are welcome to attend on Tuesday 30th July at 8pm. Henry Patrick “Harry” Clarke (17 March 1889 – 6 January 1931) was an Irish stained-glass artist and book illustrator. Born in Dublin, he was a leading figure in the Irish Arts and Crafts Movement.

HISTORY: I saw your reference to Newtownsandes the a rootsweb Kennelly page. You seem to have access to some facts and I was praying you might have what I have been searching for. I am trying to find info on a “Murtagh (Mortimer?) Kennelly, born in Newtownsandes in the late 1700’s. He Married Catherine Flahaven and had 4 children who emigrated to Canada. There might be other children also who stayed in Ireland or went somewhere else (U.S., Australia, New Zealand?), I have no idea. The 4 who travelled to the Ottawa area in Canada are Martin b.1807, Bridget b. 1793, Ellen b. ?, and Catherine b. ?. There are at least 4 other Kennelly clans throughout Ontario, Canada, but we can’t make any connection as far as relationship, even though they all seem to have come from the same area (Kerry,  Limerick) of Ireland. Seems to be an old tale of some disagreement early after arrival in Canada and kinship was never claimed after that. Doesn’t seem to be anything some Irish lads would do … oh no! I was hoping to get at least a small link to my g-g-g- gran. I have much of the line complete since arrival in Canada, and am hoping to go back a little more. Thanks in advance, Shaun Kennelly

Newtownsandes Families

ELECTRIC: A 1908 Scientific American article covered a yacht “Cascapedia” that was built to carry an auxiliary power unit known as the Kilowatt, which enabled the yacht to operate for 100 hours, recharging it about a dozen times. And it would “make it independent of shore charging stations.”

The concept of hybrid oil-electric engines, similar to those SeaDream will rely on, also took hold at that time. Another Scientific American article introduced the first yacht to be equipped with a hybrid engine: “The yacht ‘Elfay,’ which went into commission in January, 1920, will probably occupy an important niche in the history of Marine engineering, for she is the first to be equipped with it.” The article described the yacht’s hybrid propulsion in great detail, noting the inner workings of the engine, power generators and controls. Although Elfay’s electric generator ran on oil, engineers believed at the time that such hybrid engines would “eventually prove the most satisfactory and efficient method of propelling ships.”

Listowel Parish

I was never more proud of my town than I was yesterday, July 25 2019 when the Entente Florale adjudicators came to town.

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