knockanuare notes-May 13th 2018

NOTICE of Annual General Meeting of Knockanure Development Association (Knockanure Community Centre), May 23rd 2018 at 8.30pm. Venue: Knockanure Community Centre.

FIRST Communion; Congratulations to all the children who received their First Communion at Knockanure Church on Saturday last. Thanks to all who had an input into the preparation and helped to make the day one to remember. Many had put in months of preparation, their quiet dedication deserve our thanks.

LOTTO; LOTTO: There was no winner of the €7900 jackpot on Friday 4th May. Numbers drawn were 2, 12, 20, 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Tom Shine, Mike the Pies; 2. Liz, Daniel & Donie, c/o Gould’s shop; 3. Mike Stack, Tullahinel; 4. Mike Kennelly, Lisaniska, and 5. A& E Harley, c/o John Barry. There was no winner of the €8000 jackpot on Friday 11th May.Numbers drawn were 14, 20, 23,and 26. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Marie Lawlor, 5, Lissadell Grove; 2. Declan O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna; 3. Catriona Kenrick, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick; 4. David Harley, c/o John Barry, and 5. Pat Kennelly, Athea. Next draw on Friday 18th May with jackpot up to €8100.

The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to Mike, and Joan Kennelly on the recent untimely passing of their daughter Teresa. We would also like to extend those sympathies to both her brother Timmy and Margaret and her Partner Mick and two children. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and wide circle of friends at this difficult time.

MASS Moyvane Mon 14th at 7.30pm; A Mass of Blessing & Healing for all women wounded & anxious with regard to the Cervical Cancer tests.

REFERENDUM: Sat 19th 8.30pm – 10pm Eucharistic Adoration – many Parishioners have asked for this and it will give us a chance to pray and reflect on the upcoming Referendum.

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT: tickets are available from Holly’s Gala, Mary at the Post Office, Stack Butchers, Hannah Enright, Bobby Stack. There is a special number in operation from 10am to 7pm daily if you wish to purchase or reserve tickets. The number is 085/8110770.

KDYS LISTOWEL: is looking for volunteers aged 18 years and over to get involved in various projects & programmes. We are looking for people who would like to get involved with Summer Camps, Youth Café Re Launch and various projects. If you are interested please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS: on Tuesday 15th of May with a 5:15 pm registration for a 5:30pm start in the Moyvane GAA field. All welcome. (must have a Moyvane, Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate).

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Certified Paediatric First Aid for babies, two day course Monday 14th & 21st May 10.30 – 12.30pm. Limited spaces contact Toni Clarke on 068-23584.

TIDY TOWNS – National Tidy Towns adjudication takes place between 1st June and the end of August.

SYMPATHY: to Family of Betty Bowler, Duagh whose funeral took place in Duagh. Also to Julia & Eddie Stack & Family on the death of Julia’s niece Mary Malone, Ardagh.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martha O’Sullivan, Patsy Horan, Dick O’Connor, Jer Scannell, Sr. James Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Francis Brosnan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Patrick Shanahan, Noranne McCarthy, David Kennelly, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty,, Mary Stack, Sr. Loretto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Canon Pat Horgan, Mass in Moyvane; Tues 15th at 7.30pmfor Mike Dore; Wed 16th 10.00am for Tess Ryan (Rec Dec) –Feast of St Brendan; Thurs 17th at 7.30pm for James & Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha; Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Maud Carmody (née Kissane), Meen, 8.30pm – 10pm Eucharistic Adoration – many Parishioners have asked for this and it will give us a chance to pray and reflect on the upcoming Referendum.

Sun 20th mass at 11.00am for Deceased of the Carmody Family, Ahalahana. Knockanure mass; Fri 18th at 8.30pm for Teresa Kennelly, Lissaniska, (Months Mind) (please note time)

Sun 20th mass at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack, Josie & Ruby McMahon, Kilmorna & USA.

SECONDARY SCHOOL, Presentation Listowel is turning 75! We are looking for past pupils, stories and

Photographs (which will be scanned and returned). Please join us for a media day on Friday 18th May at 2.00p.m ahead of the publication of the book in the Autumn”.

SECOND COLLECTION: At all Masses next weekend 19th / 20th for the Education of Clergy.

ROSARY: at Our Lady’s Grotto in Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May at 7.15pm. All welcome.

REMEMBERING ZOE: Family fun day Sunday May 20 at Abbeyfeale. Proceeds to Nano Nagle, Brothers of Charity and Fr. Casey’s Bord naNog.

POLKAS AT THE RAILWAY, Abbeyfeale: Learn to dance a polka every Monday evening at the Railway, Abbeyfeale. Classes from 8.30pm. No partner needed.

FOOD Nutrition Course (HSE funded) Six week course starting on Monday 14th May 7.30pm-9.30pm in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford. Attendance is free to all. If interested in attending tel. 087-7672172.

TARBERT PARISH MISSION. There will be a Parish Mission in honour of Our Lady from the 21st to 26th May.There will be Mass and Benediction each evening with a guest speaker providing the homily. Guest speakers are – Fr. Kevin McNamara, Jill Tynan, Rev. Sean Jones, Rev. Bruce Pierce and Elma Walsh.

ANNUAL Procession in Listowel is taking place on Saturday, May 26th after the Vigil Mass.

TARBERT HOUSE – Tarbert House is now open for visitors and will remain open until 31st Aug. The house is open Mon. to Sat. You can book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – Patrick Lynch will give a talk in the Bridewell, tarbert on Sat. 19th May at 7.30pm. The Talk is entitled “1918 – An eventful year in Tarbert and Kerry” and will detail events local and elsewhere as they affected the locality a century ago. Fáilte roimh gach éinne agus cupán tae ina diaidh.

JOB VACANCY – Tarbert Bridewell coffee shop and Heritage centre have an opening for a Heritage assistant. Please contact Jim O’Connor or Jackie Kissane on 068 43824 or email asdeeballycommunityproject or just drop your CV or note of interest into the Bridewell.

CHORAL; Dingle Choral Weekend, taking place in Dingle (Daingean Uí Chúis) on May 25th – 27th 2018.

FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN: Patron Saint of our Diocese is Wednesday May 16th Please take note of Bishop Ray’s message for the Feast Day in the Diocesan Web Page at

TURAS OR PILGRIMAGE IN FENIT: Tuesday 15th May, the eve of St. Brendan’s Day, at 7pm. Meet at the foot of the steps to the statue of St Brendan at the end of the pier. We walk to the entrance to

Fenit Island-birthplace of St Brendan. Further Information: Sylvia Thompson-085 863 2623

KILLARNEY DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP have the HSE Dietitian Ciara McGowan speaking on Wednesday the 16th May 2018 In The Deerhunter Suite at the Dromhall Hotel at 8pm.

WALK: The Great Southern Greenway feature on the ‘Nationwide’ RTE1 programme at 7pm on Monday 14 May which showcase Newcastle West. Public Consultation Days hosted by Kerry Co. Co. in Fenit Parish Centre, Wednesday 23 May (11am-8pm) and in Listowel Arms Hotel: Thursday 24 May (11am-8pm) re progressing North Kerry sections of the Great Southern Greenway.

WALK TO THE WELL: The annual walk to Killeenagh Holy Well, will take place on Sunday, May 27. The Killeenagh Well is in Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale.

CHOOSE LIFE: 24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish over the next 3 Fridays. Prayer for the Protection of the Unborn. Holy hour each day from 3-4pm Join us every day in the blessed sacrament Chapel from 3-4pm. We will have an hour of prayer for the protection of the 8th Amendment. Including the rosary, Divine Mercy Chaplet and time for quiet prayer. We encourage anyone who can, to come and pray for the continued protection of the unborn in our country. Stay for the whole hour or drop in for as long as you are able.

ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY COMMITTEE A.G.M. at St. Patrick’s Hall on Tuesday 15th May at 7.30pm. New members needed to help maintain the cemetery. Further info: Chairman on 0872536120.

ARDFER RETREAT CENTRE: Guided Holy Hour & Mass – New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church announced by Pope Francis – Celebrant: Fr. Seán Sheehy on Monday May 21st – 11am to 2pm.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Annual Retreat on Thursday 31st May in Ardfert Retreat Centre from 9.30am to 3.30pm. All welcome. Contact Margaret on 087/2976304.

THOUGHT; We must be always cautious about motives of politicians.

DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The pilgrimage will take place from Sunday, July 1st to

Sunday, July 8th 2018. Contact Tomás Kenny on 086/ 3683778 or email tomaskenny

GROTTO ROSARYS FOR THE MONTH OF MAY Killocrim, Fri. 18th & 25th May. Finuge, every Monday evening at 8pm. O’Connell’s Ave., every Sunday evening at 6pm.

YOUTH MINISTRY COURSE 2018/19: This course is aimed at adults (over 21 years), volunteers or professionals interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other setting. The course will begin on Wednesday October 23rd and will be held over 18 nights, (9 nights before Christmas and 9 nights in the spring) in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel. Brochures available at the back of the Church or contact Tomás Kenny on 086/3683778 or email tomaskenny for information.

BALLYHAHILL SOCIAL DANCING CLASSES: Classes resume for the summer months in Ballyhahill Community Centre in social dancing on Monday, May 14 at 8pm. All are welcome.

SIAMSA: Introduction to Fr Pat Ahern Tribute Day

BIODIVERSITY WEEK: 19th to 27th May. Full list of events on facebook.

TUAM: St. Mary’s Tuam Advice & Support Service Barnardos offers confidential and professional support to people affected by St. Mary’s Mother and Baby Home. This service is funded by the Sisters of Bon Secours Ireland. Calls are confidential within Barnardos. Helpline No: 091 399 991 or email: stmarystuamsupport

CRAFT COOPERATIVE: The Craft Co-op is holding a Pop-up Café on Thursday, May 24 at 11am in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. We invite you for tea, coffee, sandwiches, scones and most of all we invite you to talk with us about developing the Craft Co-operative in Abbeyfeale. This is for you if you have a general interest in craft or if you have a craft you’d like to develop, or a skill you would like to display. Whether you want to learn something new, meet like-minded people, make social connections, have ideas you want to contribute or simply be part of this new local movement. This is for you, no matter where you are from or what language you speak. You are invited to share a cuppa and take part in the conversation. Don’t hide your talent. We invite you to bring a sample of your craft with you if you like. This is a community development initiative funded by Healthy Limerick and supported by Glórach Community Theatre, West Limerick Resources and Abbeyfeale Community Council. For further information please contact WLR St. Ita’s Hall on 068 30849.

RELATIONS: A descendant of Costello is visiting Listowel and he would love to meet up with his Irish family. Edward T. Costello living in Arlington, Virigina is visiting Kerry ( May 13-25) to search for information on his gt gt grandfather Michael Costello.

Michael Costello (1782-1826) and his family, reportedly from the Listowel area in County Kerry, left Ireland for Canada in 1825 as a member of a group of some 600 Irish families that were resettled in Ontario, Canada under the leadership of Peter Robinson (the Peter Robinson Settlers). Each adult member of the family was given 100 acres of land and equipment and supplies to assist in settlement. The immigration plan both reduced land pressure in Ireland and helped settle sparsely populated areas of Canada. Descendants of the original group (who settled in Ennismore Township) of Peter Robinson Settlers can be found both in Canada and the United States. Any information or insights concerning the Michael Costello family would be appreciated to 086-8269870.

FLEADH: The Credit Union has been announced as the main sponsor of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann which will take place this summer in Drogheda from 12th– 19th August.

KNOCKANURE, a parish, in the barony of IRAGHTICONNOR, county of KERRY, and province of MUNSTER, 4 miles (E. by N.) from Listowel, on the river Feale; containing 1246 inhabitants. This parish, which is situated on the confines of the county of Limerick, comprises 5995 statute acres, as applotted under the tithe act; about one-half consists of good arable land, and the remainder of coarse mountain pasture and bog.

The only seat is Riversdale, the recently purchased property of D. Mahony, Esq., on which he intends to make considerable improvements, it is in the diocese of Ardfert and Aghadoe; the rectory, which in 1607 was granted by Jas. I. to Sir James Fullerton, is now impropriate in Anthony Stoughton, Esq.; the vicarage forms part of the union of Aghavillin, also called the union of Listowel. Of the tithes, amounting to £78. 9-3., twothirds are payable to the impropriator, and the remainder to the vicar. In the R. C. divisions it is part of the union or district of Newtownsandes; the chapel at Knockanure is a small thatched building, to which a school is attached: in this and in a private school about 80 children are educated. The ruins of the old church still exist in the burial-ground.

— Topographical Dictionary of Ireland (1837) by Samuel Lewis Courtesy & copyright of Mel Lockie


Kerryman 1904-current Saturday, December 06, 1958, Page: 26

Billy Benner, Kerry Motor Works, will be showing movie pictures of the local Ploughing Matches, National Ploughing Match and the Tralee Show, at Causeway Technical School on Tuesday, 9th December and Tralee Technical School, Thursday, 11th Dec. and Knockanure Hall on Friday, 12th December. Starting’ at 8 o’clock, ADMISSION FREE.


Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, December 14, 1973; Page: 5

DECEMBER, 9, 1,973, is a date that will stand, out in the history of Knockanure as the day they " won the final of the North Kerry football, championship. Last winter they took on the running of their own football club-and entered the intermediate- grade in North Kerry football. Events last Sunday showed full justification of that move by adding another facet to the ‘Valley of ‘Knockanure .

During the season they triumphed over all comers on their way to the final. Last Sunday, dispite the petrol shortage, they travelled in large numbers to Ballybunion, to ensure full support, of their team,. They led by 3 pts to one at half time and went on to add three more against, the wind to show their superiority on, the field and from midway- In the second, half the result was never in doubt as they ran, out winning by a clear margin of four points.

They were best served by the four Collins- brothers, Tom O’Connor (Keylod), W. J. Leahy and, N. Buckley, who was very accurate with frees.

The game and cup secure, their enthusiasm knew no bounds and they celebrated the occasion by calling to Moyvane to fill the cup before going, on to Knockanure where celebrations went on to a late hour.

Very Rev. W. O’Brien, P.P., went to see the game and , lent his moral support and congratulated them on, winning.

QUESTION TIME — A very interesting Question time and film show under the auspices of the Moyvane PTAA. will be held in the Marian Hall this Friday evening at 830 p.m. Four teams representing different areas of the parish have already been selected.

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, February 10, 1978; Page: 26

THE death occurred recently at her residence in Newborough, Patrickswell of Mary Dillon (nee Lyons), formally of Duagh. Mrs-Dillon relict of Thomas Dillon was of course sister of Captain. Jeremiah Lyons, who was shot, by the Black and Tan forces in the valley of Knockanure. Mrs. Dillon’s remains were removed to Patrickswell Church on Wednesday, February 1, and the funeral took place on Thursday to Springmount, Cemetery, Duagh, after Requiem Mass in Patrickswell Church. To her son, daughters, sons-inlaw, grandchildren, relatives and friends sympathy is extended.

Pro Life


 Papal Mass in Phoenix Park on Sunday 26th August

Pope Francis will preside at the Closing Mass in the Phoenix Park.

Ticketing is a two-step process: 1. Registration (opening soon) 2. Print tickets at a later date. This is available to parishes / individuals.

• It is a free event.

• The venue can accommodate 500,000 people.

• Involves 3-5km EACH WAY due to the transport routes in place for this event.

• Guidance will be given re bringing seating / umbrellas / food

• The earlier the booking, the closer the corral to the Altar

• People needing special assistance can be with their family in a corral or in a designated area with a carer (copy of medical certificate required at booking)

At all Masses this weekend we will have a show of hands with regards to how many tickets we need to apply for – transport etc. Will explain at Masses.

Festival of Families in Croke Park on Saturday 25th August

Pope Francis will be in attendance. This is an evening concert of music and dance, celebrating family life across the world and including five families who will share their faith. Photo identification + ticket will be required to access the venue. To guarantee your ticket for this event please register for one of the days at the RDS Congress (see below)

RDS Congress on Wednesday 22nd – Friday 24th August

Pope Francis will not be in attendance. The Congress programme includes presentations from keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops and prayer experiences. There are designated daily programmes for young people (13-17 years) and children (4-12 years). You can register as a daily participant or for the three-day event online: This includes a ticket to the Festival of Families AND to the Closing Mass. Online Registration for this event is OPEN Cost: €68 Congress or €38 per day / Children free must be accompanied

Opening Mass in Killarney on Tuesday 21st August

Opening Mass of the World Meeting of Families will take place in each Diocese. In our Diocese this Mass is @ 6.15pm in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney. Special items to mark World Meeting of Families in the Parish Office  5 Ways to pray for (and with) your family May 9th and 10th

Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Killarney

Thursday May 10th @10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee

As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome! Further details from aileenmurphy 086/3880039

KERRY CHOIR FOR PAPAL MASS: Members of parish choirs are invited to form a special choir for the Papal Mass on Sunday Aug 26th in Phoenix Park, Dublin. 130 places have been allotted to our diocese and in the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated on a lottery basis. Contact Tomás at 086 3683778 or

St John’s Listowel


From St. Petersburg, Russia, the group will present Russian Folk Songs and charts of the Russian Orthodox Church.


Performance Exchange England presents a play based on the author best known for the novels Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn.


The folk singer/songwriter’s career spans fifty years, beginning as frontman for Granny’s Intentions in the 1960’s. His song The Voyage has become a modern classic and is featured in his latest album, The Irishman’s Finest Collection.


An art exhibition by David Morrison who fuses digital technology with real world materials of paper, paint, etc. Opening at 8pm by Jerry Kennelly, founder and CEO of Stockbyte and Tweak. All welcome.

Mon 21st to Tue 22nd -THE MILK OF HUMAN KINDNESS

Hilarious comedy by Ian Wild presented by St. John’s Youth Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald.


A classic film from 1967 with Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katherine Hepburn. A May Film Tour in association with Access Cinema.

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