knockanuare Notes March 24th 2019

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House: on Thursday 4th April at 9pm. All welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free. Refreshments served. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day: in Knockanure on Monday 8th April. Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome. If attending please phone the centre on 49799.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Fr. Kevin will be on first Friday calls in Duagh and Lyre on Thursday 28th March and on April 4th in Knockanure and April 5th Moyvane.

THANKS for Collection recently at all Masses and at Bingo on Thursday night for Conquer Cancer organized by the ICA to date has raised €1,715.

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service: blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tues. 26th & Wed. 27th March from 5-8pm.

LEISURE COMPLEX Duagh on Thursday 4th April 2019, the Irish Country Music concert. Doors open 7.30pm and concert starts at 8.30pm. Tickets available from 087-2684540.

MOYVANE SPORTS HALL: The Community Centre Committee is holding ‘A Night at the Dogs’ in Tralee Greyhound Track, on April 12th.. Tickets from Mike Corridan on 087/4175063 or committee members.

LARTIGUE THEATRE GROUP PRESENTS Anyone could rob a Bank. A 3 act comedy by Thomas Coffey. 8pm. St. John’s Theatre, 28th March to 2nd April. For bookings contact St. John’s on 068-22566.

MOTHER’S Day and Summer Time on March 31st.

PARISH Conversation will be held in April, please submit ideas to Parish Office.

DEATH has occurred of Siobhan Costello Stack, Perth, Australia and late of Collins Avenue, Dublin and Ashfield, Listowel. Siobhan passed away on the 6th of March, 2019 surrounded by her loving family. Deeply regretted by her heartbroken husband Stephen (Stack), daughter Ciara, sons Ben and Evan, parents Manus and Sheila, father and mother-in-law Maurice and Betsy (Stack), sister Maria, brothers-in-law Ross and Paul, sister-in-law Marie, nieces and nephews, relatives and friends. Funeral taking place in Perth, Australia on Tuesday, the 12th of March 2019.

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam Keane Stack, Thomas O’Connell, Nell Fitzgerald, Nora Walsh, Michael O’Keeffe, Richard Stack, Mary Bridget Crean, Joan Flannery, Michael and Carmel Flannery, Mary McMahon, James Danaher, Billy Enright, Michael D O’Sullivan, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan, Peg Moloney, Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis, Mass Moyvane; Mon 25th at 7.30pm for Bill Walsh, Tarmons West, Tarbert (Rec Dec); Wed 27th at 7.30am, an Early morning Lenten Mass; Fri 29th at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Joan Dell, Listowel (Rec Dec); Sat 30th 7.30pm for Noreen & John Scanlon, Inchamore (Anni) & deceased of the Scanlon & Flavin families and Mass on Sun 31st at 11.00am for Danny & Nora Walsh, Moher (Anni). Mass Knockanure on Thurs 28th Stations of the Cross at 7.00pm, followed by Mass at 7.30pm for Siobhán Costello Stack, Perth (Rec Dec), and Mass on Sun 31st at 10.00am for Paudeen Moloney, Woodford, Listowel (Rec Dec) (brother to Mary Buckley, Keylod).

CHURCH Moyvane open Monday 25th, with Mass at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church. After Mass the Church will remain open until 10pm with an opportunity for a confession, chat or blessing or just to spend time in reflective prayer.

HOME Visitation by NEWKD, details from 068 23429.

PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: On Monday night, March 25that 8.00 p.m. –The parishes of Duagh /Lyre, Listowel, Moyvane & Lixnaw are hosting a lovely occasion at St. John’s Theatre, the Square, Listowel. Finding God in time of trouble with Olive Foley, (widow of Munster coach Anthony ‘Axel’ Foley) was one of the guest speakers at the world meeting of Families & Fr. Donal O’Connor, Chaplain, Inst. Of Technology, Tralee –Admission free –All are welcome

CONCERT in aid of Athea Lourdes Invalid Fund In St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Sunday, March 31st at 7pm. Tickets are available locally. The Concert will feature Emily Clarke (Limerick Mid-West Radio 102) plus Niamh Mulqueen & Friends, Donie & Maura, Mike Guinane, Margaret Carroll & group, Brid Stackpoole, Athea Church Choir, Domhnall de Barra & Friends, Fr. Tony Mullins, Dancers, Ciara Hunt, Eoin Sheehan & Maeve Donovan.

CLOSED Road at Cooleen, Knockanure from 7am to 8pm on Monday 8th April for road ducting.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE- October from 23rd for eight nights. Call to Parish Office for full details.

MOYVANE CHURCH CONCERT on Tuesday 21st May at 8pm sharp. Tickets available from next weekend. Aonghus McAnally and friends will give the concert.

GARDENING COURSE Names are currently being taken for a gardening course to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre in April, where participants will learn how to grow their own vegetables and receive Fetac iLevel 3 certification in the process. Places limited, contact Bridie on 068 23584.

EXHIBITION on Kerry’s first T Ds is on at Listowel Library.

JOB: Temporary Lifeguards wanted: for Glin Pier and Kilteery Pier during summer 2019. Contact Limerick County Council.

HOSTS: Student Hosts Needed: Have you ever thought about hosting an international student for a short or long period of time? I can give you all the information and support you need to help you decide. Contact Denise on 0877431373.

NEW Teacher- Cerys Boston, Alexander, Illinois who is studying in the Eastern Illinois University and is on student teaching placement till May 10th in Murhur N.S..

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

LENTEN TALK: NAOMH BRÉANAINN PASTORAL AREA ‘Faith without justice is dead: the challenge of homelessness and poverty’ by Fr Peter McVerry, S.J. on Tuesday 26th March in St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney at 8.00 p.m. All welcome to this very special event. This forms part of the Diocese of Kerry Lenten Programme for 2019.

TROCAIRE Documentary Screening ‘Defend the Defenders’: Fri. 29th Mar at 7.30pm in CYMS Hall, Mill Road, Killorglin. Come to hear how Trócaire is supporting vulnerable overseas communities against human rights abuses. Visit or call 087-7389892

FRIARY; Killarney Night Fever on Saturday 30th March in the Friary from 8-10pm. Candle lit, music led adoration with reflections. Confession available. All welcome. For more information contact Caoimhe Lynch on 0870669858.

HELPING TO HEAL THE WOUNDED HEART: A talk on Grief and Loss, hosted by Claire Forde, Bereavement Counsellor, will take place at The Rose Hotel, Tralee on Friday 29th March. This is an opportunity to get to understand Grief and the Grief journey. What is it about? And why it is so important to process our Grief. The talk will focus on areas of Grief including the 5 Stages, different types (including Pet Grief), coping mechanisms and it will also provide details of various support organisations that are available to us. You are also invited to bring a photo of your deceased loved one/s (including pets) as the evening will conclude with a short memorial ceremony followed by a cuppa before going home. TIME: 07.30PM – 10.00PM

EXHIBITION of clothes worn by John O’Dowd during his climb of Everest are on display at Killarney library.

LIAM FLYNN COMMEMORATION AT GLÓRACH: On the evening of Friday, April 5 at 7pm Glórach Community Theatre will be holding an event commemorating the late Liam Flynn, a renowned master of the craft of woodturning who achieved worldwide fame in his field. There will be an exhibition of some of Liam’s work and a short film made of Liam in his workshop in Abbeyfeale in 2011, documenting the process of woodturning. There will also be short presentations from Yvonne McEnery, Joe O’Keeffe and Mary Leahy. We are delighted to be hosting this event, especially as Liam was a great supporter of the Glórach Theatre, and hopefully in celebrating his work we may offer inspiration to budding local artists.

NOVELTY FUNDRAISER: On Friday April 5 next, Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex Committee will hold a novelty fund raising event. This will entail the showing of the popular film Despicable Me 3 in the sports hall – but with a twist! The power to operate the film projector will not be taken from the national grid. Instead the power will be generated by local cyclists working, and pedalling- in teams of eight and hoping to supply between 80 to 100 watts of power.

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS: The next meeting of Listowel Toastmasters takes place at 8pm on March 28th in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Gain confidence, improve your speaking skills and have a laugh along the way. New members and guests always welcome.

WHO WANT S TO BE A THOUSANDAIRE? The Listowel Arms Hotel Saturday 30th March at 8pm. Tickets €20 each or group ticket for €50. Ticket hotline:068-21994 Hosted by Scoil Réalta Na Maidine.

FUNDRAISING VARIETY CONCERT: to raise money towards getting a Bus for St. John of God Kerry Services. Friday 26th April at the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion at 7.30pm. Special prize of €100 on the door ticket. Tickets can be purchased in Listowel Parish Office.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Christian Spiritual Development Course-The Beatitudes: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7pm to 8.30pm. Life in the Spirit: Moss & Janice Carrig, Tuesdays, 7.30pm to 9pm. Summer Retreat: Fr. Philip Baxter, OFM Cap., Fri. 7th to Thurs. 13th June. Book now at 066-7134276.

MARRIAGE Enrichment Weekend from 12th – 14th April in Cork. Refresh, Renew, Rekindle your marriage relationship. See or contact 086-8334382 or 087-2162436 for further details.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th – 17th May. Led by Fr. Noel Spring Enquiries to Maureen Harty 066 7131328 .

SAINT JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES have a wonderful upcoming show called “Sister” taking place at 8pm in Siamsa Tire, Tralee on Tues 26th & Wed 27th March. This is to provide service users with a musical platform to showcase their acting, dancing and singing talents. All are welcome. Tickets, €15, on Sale from Siamsa Tire on 066 7123055 or at boxoffice “

TAIZE: Diocesan Youth Pilgrimage to Taizé 2019 Following the success of last year’s pilgrimage, the diocese will once again travel with a group of young pilgrims to Taizé in France. We travel on Sun. June 23rd and return on Sun. June 30th. Departure is from Dublin airport. The cost for the pilgrimage is €500. Please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 ortomaskenny for more information. For a you-tube clip about Taizé.check out


Peg Kissane of Ballintogher recently went to print and produced “In the shadow of the Monument”. It was a wonderful production and brought back special memories of old times and great times. The book realised €1,400 profit and all proceeds were presented to the Irish Heart Foundation in memory of her late husband David. The Irish Heart Foundation very much appreciate the generous gesture. If you need more info on the work of the Irish Heart Foundation, get in touch. Call (021) 4505822 or visit the website at

MEMORY DIFFICULTIES? Have you or someone you know been experiencing memory difficulties? The HSE Memory Technology Resource Room (MTRR) in Baile Mhuire consists of various aids that may be able to help you with your memory problems. For further information, please telephone Ciara Breen (Occupational Therapist) on (086) 780 9989 for further information

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: Group Leader Maura O’Keefe 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.

MONEY: Health and social care providers have been urged to “pitch their ideas” to get a slice of a €20m Sláintecare Integration Fund. Submitted projects must be in a position to be implemented this year and the deadline for applications is Thursday, April 18. A guide to the application process is available on the Department of Health’s website.

TAPE: Adhesive tapes market projected to reach $69 billion by 2022

Northbrook, IL – The adhesive tapes market is estimated to be $51.25 billion in 2017, and is projected to reach $69.42 billion by 2022,

HARNETT REUNION: Preparations are now in full swing for the reunion in July. Many Harnetts are travelling from overseas, with bookings already secured from New Zealand, the U.S.A., Italy and the U.K. We would love to include all Harnett families in West Limerick/North Kerry in this event. Please contact us on Facebook of by email :harnettreunion2019 for information. All welcome. Abbeyfeale will be decked out in the blue and gold Harnett colours for the festival. There will be genealogy, bus tours, a concert, a gala banquet and a memorial Mass, all at different venues around West Limerick/North Kerry. Please spread the word far and wide.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY Tarbert – Tom Donovan, Clarina will give an illustrated talk on “Ellen Hanley, the cruel murder of the Colleen Bawn in July 1819” talk due at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 22nd March at 7.30pm.


Dec 1822 Cratloe murder of a Mr. Stack … d=c1:25354

1832 Matthew Barrington’s description of Whiteboy activities in Clare … 18709&p=11

1825 Select Committee of House of Lords on Nature and Extent of Disturbances in Ireland

Testimony of Fr. Malachi Duggan of “Moyferta” pp. 121-29 … 2844&p=621

Covers causes of economic distress in Clare, how families subsist with only a quarter acre to farm when two acres is needed for year-round subsistence; abduction as a cause for early marriages of girls; Clare priests educated at Maynooth; Kilrush as a town of only small-time merchants; travel between Kilrush and Ennis; schools not used in winter and not instructing in Irish; RC marriage fee is one pound and a baptism is at least one shilling eight pence, etc.

Return of Number of Persons killed or wounded in Affrays with Constabulary in Ireland; Number of Constabulary Force killed or wounded in Affrays, 1825-30 … 1059&p=276

victims in Clare:

1825 Ellen Neagle at Enystymon

1829 Daniel Neylin at Milltown Malbay

1930 John Linane at Shelbreedagh

1827 Testimony of John Scott Vandeleur regarding expediency of emigration for Irish poor … d=c1:38639

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Persons committed under Insurrection Act in Ireland, 1823-24

Clare people … 1505&p=194

Victory New Year, 1919

Dec 28, 2018

All New Years are special as they are embedded with thoughts of hopefulness and fresh starts, but I think the dawn of 1919 might have been particularly so: the themes of victory and peace following the Great War ring out in all the accounts of its celebration, which might also have been particularly joyous as it marked the last “liquid” New Year with the onset of Prohibition approaching. The New York Times proclaimed 1919 the “Victory New Year” and the Boston Globe bid adieu to a battle-scarred pirate-gladiator representing 1918. Probably the best image expressing contemporary hopes for the coming year was a seemingly-ubiquitous poster equating world peace, (lady) liberty and (American) prosperity produced by the United Cigar Stores Company: this theme is manifest in all of the accounts of New Year celebrations and forecasts which I sampled, and most mentions of Prohibition were below the fold!

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May the door of my inner home be wide enough

to receive those who are hungry for kindness,

those who are lonely, or isolated from friendship.

May it welcome those who have cares to unburden,

and pain to express.

May the door of my heart be narrow enough

to shut out pettiness and pride, envy and enmity.

May the door of my heart be closed to harshness

and indifference.

May the threshold of my heart be for all who enter

the doorway to understanding, acceptance and compassion.

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