Knockanuare notes-July 7th 2019

ROADS will be open for all church services in Knockanure, despite pipe laying works.

GRAVEYARD Committee meeting in the Marian hall, Moyvane on Monday 15th at 8.30pm, all members are asked to attend.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Goulding, Knockanure, who recently won All Ireland Stock judging Competition in category 18-26 age group held in Cork. Congratulations also to Nora Lynch, nee O’Flaherty of Knockanure who recently celebrated her 99th birthday at Glin Day Care Centre.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE SENIOR CITIZENS:  would like to thank everyone who supported last weekend’s collection.  Amount raised €695.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results;                 There was no winner of the €5100 jackpot on Friday night the 5th July. Numbers drawn were 7, 25, 31, and 32.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Rose Costello, Kilmorna; 2. Matt T Tierney, Athea; 3. Gerard White, Athea; 4. Anne & Richard O’Connor, Keylod, and 5. Mairead Kennelly, Knockanure. Next jackpot up to €5200 with jackpot on Friday 12th July.

 PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK by Knockanure, Moyvane and Tarbert group was a great success, thanks to all involved.

RECENT DEATHS: Mary Holmes nee Purcell, died in Sligo late of Woodford; Richard (Rich) Kissane, Clountubrid, arriving at Listowel Church Tuesday Morning for 11.30am. Funeral Mass, burial in St. John Paul II Cemetery. Eileen Holly (née Quill) (Greystones, Co. Wicklow and previously of Tarbert,– died on July 4th 2019, in her 104th year, wife of the late Maurice, mother of Maurice, Robert, Con, Denis and Paddy.

DEATH has taken place of Padraig Madden, late of Kilgarvan, Ballylongford, who died unexpectedly on Monday, July 1st. 2019 at Oaklands Nursing Home, Listowel. Survived by his brother Teddy, sisters Hannah and Breda, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Padraig was celebrated on Friday at St. Theresa’s Church, Ballydonoghue, A guard of honour was formed by Ballydonoghue GAA as his coffin was brought into the church. He played under age with his club and always kept in touch when Ballydonoghue was playing. Following Mass Interment in St. John’s Cemetery, Ballybunion.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Rosario Weir, Brendan Finucane, Maureen Leech, Bridie Reilly, Peg Vaughan, Michael Moloney, Dan Flynn, Peg Brouder, Sr. M Joseph Sheehy, Jeremiah Cronin, Mary McCarthy, Ann Smithwick, Ciss Dore, Mass Moyvane;  Mon 8th at 7.30pm for Bridie Reilly (née Fitzmaurice) Glasgow &  Leitrim Middle; Fri 12th at 7.30pm for Peter McGrath, Ahalahana (Months Mind); Sat  13th at 7.30pm for John Stack, Aughrim;  Sun  14th Mass at 11.00am for Tommy O’Connor, Loughill &  Tarmons (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure on Sun 14th  at 10.00am for Parishioners.

MEDJUGORJE MASS IN OUR LADY & ST. BRENDAN’S CHURCH, TRALEE: on Thursday 11th July at 7.30pm, followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.  Everyone Welcome.

MISSION APPEAL:  Next weekend 13th/14th at all Masses we welcome Sr. Mary Gallagher of the Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary.  Sr. Mary will speak at all Masses and have a retiring collection to assist them in their work.

TWO PRIESTS FROM KENYA TO MINISTER IN KERRY DIOCESE: Bishop Ray has accepted two priests, Fr Vitalis Barasa and Fr Amos Ruto from the Diocese of Kitale, Kenya to work in Kerry Diocese for 3 years. They will be based in St John’s parish, Tralee for a year of induction and familiarisation. Fr. Vitalis will arrive on the 9th July while Fr. Amos will arrive in August. We welcome them, we wish them every blessings

PRAY JULY AND AUGUST; For the rest of July and for the whole month of August Fr. Kevin invites each home in the parish to spend just a few minutes praying for vocations to Priesthood and Religious life.

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. Info Vince 087/9980226 or Pádraig 086/6072159.

SEISIUN:  Templeglantine Seisiun every Thursday, at 8.30pm.

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.

REEK SUNDAY 2019: The annual national pilgrimage to Croagh Patrick ‘Reek Sunday’ takes place on Sunday 28th July.  Mass will be celebrated on the summit of the mountain on the hour with the first Mass at 8:00am and the last Mass at 2:00pm. Confessions will be available on the summit from 7:30am to 2:00pm.

 DIOCESAN APPOINTMENTS: Fr. Maurice Brick PP Lixnaw to be PP Castleisland.  Fr. Anthony O’Sullivan Rathmore (pro tem) to be PP Lixnaw. Fr. Michael Hussey PP Castlegregory to be PP Ballylongford. Fr. Eamon Mulvihill PP Kilcummin to be PP Castlegregory. Fr. Joe Begley PP Dingle to be PP Glengarriff/Bonane.  Fr.

Michael Moynihan PP Glengarriff/Bonane to be PP Dingle. Fr. Padraig Kennelly PP Ballylongford to be PP Firies.

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

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING in Listowel, Will take place on Monday 8th July after 10.30am. Mass in the Parish Room.

JULY AND AUGUST; For the rest of July and for the whole month of August I invite each home in the parish to spend just a few minutes praying the following prayer for vocations to Priesthood and Religious life.  Agree a time and pray. Thank you so very much.  The prayer goes as follow:

God our Father, send workers into your harvest. May the Spirit we received in baptism touch the hearts of many to offer themselves in priesthood, religious life and other forms of service. Give the parents and families of our diocese the wisdom and courage to support young people in searching for and following the call of God in their lives.

HARNETT REUNION 2019:   Harnetts from all over the world are travelling for this gathering and will be arriving from this coming weekend.  The town has been decorated with flags and bunting and all is in readiness for a great weekend.  The gathering is not confined to Harnetts but is open to everybody. We would like a good crowd at the various functions to welcome our visitors.  Genealogy Day, Devon Hotel, Friday July 12 from 10.00 a.m. – 6.00 p.m. Free admission.  See the Patie Boy Harnett Historical Collection. Harnett International Variety Show At Halla Tadhg Gaelach Tournafulla, Friday July 12 at 8pm, headlined by Tenor Brian Harnett.  Doors open 7pm. Admission €10.   Gala Banquet Devon Hotel Saturday July 13. 7.30 p.m. Banquet menu, Reunion cake, wine and live band (The Bansha Boys) included. Tickets €40 now on sale at Ann Lyons, Abbeyfeale and Batt Harnett, Abbeyfeale.  There will be a memorial Mass on Sunday afternoon in Duagh Church at 3pm.  Please spread the word far and wide.  Further information 087 2500929.

SUMMER OUTING:  Abbeyfeale Community Alert are travelling to Bunratty Castle and Folk Park on Tuesday, July 16.  The bus will depart from Abbeyfeale Church at 9.30am.  Tickets available in Ann Lyons’s, The Square and Kathleen Collins’s Foodstore, Convent St.

SALE OF PRODUCE:  Sale of produce from the parish garden Abbeyfeale, will take place after both Masses on Sunday, July 21 with all funds raised going to Fr. Tim Galvin’s South Sudan Mission.  Vegetables, Jams and preserves will be on sale.

CLEAN UP:  Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm. The annual Mass in Reilig Ide will take place in August.

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.

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

BOOK: Margaret  Naughton,  Healthcare Chaplain  and  writer  launches  her  poetry book: ‘Letting Go’ in The Suaimhneas Centre, Palliative Care Day Unit @UHK on Friday July [email protected] with music and refreshments.

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.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mon. 8.00pm-9.30pm. Growing Old Gracefully: John Dunne & Mary Glynn,  a guided participative experience open to all, exploring the joys and challenges of aging through conversation, movement, music and song. The best is yet to be. Fri. 26th to Sun. 28th July. Book Now 0667134276.

PILGRIMAGE to San Giovanni with Lixnaw Group in Oct 2019, contact 087 744 2554.

FUNERALS: “Sheehy’s Funeral Home, Lixnaw, is re-opening under new management, that is, Buckley & Finucane Funeral Directors, Lixnaw.  We provide a 24 hour service for complete Funeral arrangements.  Contact Jerry Buckley on (086) 1605021 or Leo Finucane on (087) 6955721.

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 – € 20 each.  The committee have worked long and hard and no doubt it will be a marvellous occasion.

GLIN: Glin Knights Cycling Club: The Glin Knight Sportive takes place on July 21 this year.  Registration takes place Saturday night before the cycle from 8.30pm to 9.30pm in Barretts Bar, Glin AND on the morning of the cycle at 8.30am in Barretts Bar with the cycle starting at 9.30am.  Registration is €25 for Cycling Ireland Members and €30 for NON members. Routes are either 80k or 110k – are you up for the challenge?  This years the fundraising is in aid of St. Fergus NS carpark/setdown area.

The Annual Estuary Swim Glin: takes place this year on Saturday, July 27. All funds raised go to The Neonatal Unit UHL and The Local Arts Project. Sponsorship cards are now available from Maria Geoghegan and Eoin Ryan. A huge thanks to Limerick County Council for their continual support in this unique event every year.

Water Safety Classes Glin: Water Safety classes will be held at Glin Pier Monday, July 8 for the week and also Monday, August 5 for the week. Full details will follow later. Take note and avail of these classes to ensure the service is provided each year.


With Maureen & Brendan Browne – fiddle & accordion, Lord of the Dance, Peter Vickers on hand and foot percussion and Fabian Joyce – guitar & vocals.


The best of American country and bluegrass with this six piece group from Louisiana featuring musician and vocalist Alecia, guitar banjo, bass, dobro andfiddle.

 Fri 19th– MY AUNT BEE

A new play by Seamus O’Rourke. “I’ve had some lovely aunts, that’s until I met  my aunt Bee for the first time. She’s a hundred! A bossy Americanized vodka drinking maniac of a woman with far too much luggage. Why is she here?” The cast features Seamus O’Rourke and Bairbre Ní Chaoimh and is directed by  Laura Dowdall.


On Thursday, some 200 emigrants, principally former servants, of both sexes, and all exhibiting an

appearance of comfort, left Tralee, by rail, for Queenstown, bound for America, for the Inman

Steamer, whose complement, as announced by telegraphic despatches to Mr Shea, in Killarney, and Mr Hanifin, in Tralee, was filled up on Tuesday morning. Among this hardy “land of hope” were no less than 100 young women. This large body of emigrants were principally from Dingle, Tarbert, Listowel and the neighbourhood of Tralee. Among those booked from Killarney we regretted to see a respectable member of the constabulary, Sub-constable Thomas Fitzgerald, driven away in disgust as too many others of that valuable force, to which the country owes so much have already been. This respectable and efficient young man, who was stationed for the last five years in Killarney, was one of those employed on the census. For this laborious task he received a “Splendid Shilling”. This is the shabby way in which the finest force in Europe are treated. – Tralee Chronicle 2 5 1867.

         THE EXODUS

The emigration season has set in here with renewed vigour,large numbers leaving Tralee every week, particularly from the western parts of the country. Around Dingle we hear the exodus threatens to clear off great numbers of population.

 “Tralee Chronicle” 16 May 1870

FAMINE: the greater portion of the east and north of Ireland was not more distressed at this moment than parts of the south of England. The rates were collected as easily as in many parts of the south of England. In other parts of Ireland there was not the least need of assistance if proper exertions were made. He might refer to the case of the union of Listowel, in which the collection of the rates had fallen into some disorder. An active officer was sent down, and within six weeks the demands over due were not only paid, but a balance of 700l. [pounds?] remained in the treasurer’s hands. It was, notwithstanding, imperatively necessary, unless they wished to see hundreds perishing from starvation in certain districts of

Ireland, 7 2 1849.


  One thousand emigrants have already left Tralee for America; and a very fine vessel, the Intrinsic, is

expected daily by the Messrs. Kennelly to take passengers to New York.  Besides this continued stream to the New World, a much less noticed, but scarcely less extensive  current of emigration of the able-bodied working classes, particularly female servants, is maintained, per Blarney steamer, to London.  Not less we believe, than 100 working people of both sexes were carried by that vessel from Tralee to London, during the past month.  The passengers who left in her last Sunday morning present a healthy, comfortably dressed appearance, not that of those pinched by poverty.

                                        Kerry Post. 20 5 1853

The National Library in the Bathurst collection, 1923 Historical Manuscripts has a letter from Lord Carbery. He comments on widespread poverty and emigration. The tradesmen going to the United States and the labourers going the New Brunswick. Some time after the Eddys from Bandon were corresponding to and from New Brunswick and comment on the widespread poverty and near starvation of poor Protestants in the Bandon following the collapse of the woolen trade. These are held in the Cork Archives and the reference is given below:

Now Mother darling I must close, this is a stupid letter, but I feel stupid & can’t help it –

I am going to write again to Mr Gamble when we go shall bring all your photoes [photos?]

  Fondest of love to each & all

      Your own child


USA: June 18 2019 President Trump Rally

Those who get their news from the networks and the other left-leaning media have not heard a complete list of the president’s many accomplishments, especially in the pro-life arena. By watching this rally, you will hear first-hand from the president himself everything he has accomplished in two-and-a-half-years in the Oval Office.

For instance, did you know that more than 5.8 million jobs have been created since President Trump was elected, and that more Americans are working now than ever before? Or that Medicare reform is saving senior citizens hundreds of millions of dollars?

The president is 100 percent committed to preserving the sanctity of life,

and he has done so much already to defend the unborn. This month he announced that he is putting a stop to the use of the remains of aborted babies in medical research. He also restored conscience rights to health-care practitioners who are opposed to abortion. His 112 (and counting!) new judges on the federal bench are transforming liberal, activist courts to something more in line with what the Founding Fathers had in mind.

Through the Protect Life Rule, the president redirected $60 million in federal funding away from Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers. The president also rescinded an Obama-era rule that prohibited states from defunding Planned Parenthood.

His list of accomplishments in long and impressive and rarely reported in the left-leaning media.

Taken from

Fr. Frank Pavone. National Director, Priests for Life.

Trip to Killarney

Killarney 1926

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