knockanuare Notes May 20th 2018

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

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.

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.

BEST WISHES to Josie Clancy on her 90th Birthday. Josie has sisters, Mary Ahern, Sr. Cyprian and Chris. Best wishes on 91st Birthday to Abbeyfeale retired parish priest Canon James Neville.

FIRST HOLY Communion Moyvane Sat. 21st at 11am.

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

SYMPATHY to Valery and Damien Stack and family of Bunagara on the death recently of Valery’s Mother Angela Quinlan(nee McNamara) of Coolnaleen.

DEATH has taken place of Fr. Roger Duggan MSC, Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, Western Road, Cork City and Listowel, Co. Kerry on the 14th of May 2018. Sadly missed by his sister Una Hayes and brother-in-law Liam Hayes (Tanavalla, Listowel), niece Julia, nephew Danny, grandnephew Mathew and his fellow Missionaries of the Sacred Heart in Ireland and Australia. Bishop Ray and several priests celebrated Requiem Mass for Fr. Duggan on Thursday 17th May 2018. Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel. He was Born Wales, reared Birmingham, and Ordained 1993.

DEATH of Tim Kennelly of Love Lane, Charleville, Moyvane, and Crossroads, Buttevant on May 17th 2018, husband of the late Bridget (nee Lynch), Love Lane, Charleville, father of Kathleen (Gorman), Mary Jane, (Griffin), Anne (Morrissey), Timothy, Clare (Kennelly Lang) and the late Patricia. Sadly missed by his loving family, sons-in-law John, Timmy, Paudie and Stephen, daughter-in-law Lori, grandchildren Fiona, Declan, Sinead, Timmy, Michael, Kieran, Timmy, Colin, Sean and Eva, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, carers Katie and Ellen, neighbours and friends,

Requiem Mass for Tim Kennelly at Holy Cross Church, Charleville on Monday at 3pm. Funeral afterwards to St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Buttevant.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Fr. Vincent Kavanagh, Nora Moloney, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy, Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Nancy O’Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Joe Lyons, Dolores Connolly, P. J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Fiona Moore, Mass in Moyvane; Mon. 21st at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Fri. 25 mass at 7.30 pm for Nora and Jack Walsh and Nora’s brother Michael Mulvihill, Sat. 26th mass for Mary Stack at 7.30pm, and Sun. 27th mass for Jim Fitzgerald. Knockanure mass on Sun. 27thfor Nora Kelly (nee Kennelly), Mary Rose Kennelly and sister in law Lorraine Kennelly.

WALK: The Great Southern Public Consultation Day hosted by Kerry Co. Co. on 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.

RAS CYCLE RACE will finish in Market St. Listowel on Tues. 22nd May between 2 – 4pm. it will come in from Ballybunion, Convent Cross. Traffic restrictions from 1 to 4pm. Also RAS will start Wednesday morning in the Square parking restriction from 8am to 11am.

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.

FINE days at last, land has dried up to a great extent, but by time you read this, another downpour expected.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Division 2 Mixed Team on winning silver in the All Ireland Grade E Mixed Finals in Limerick recently. Team: Donnacha Moloney, Donie Enright, Timmy Noonan, John Mulvihill, Helen Brown, Denise Collins, Amanda Carmody, and Carmel Hudson.

WOMENS Peer Group, details from Bridie at 068 23584.

REUNION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Reunion: Calling all students who started First Year in Sept. of 1976 for a get-together in Oct. of 2018. Please contact Francis Mulvihill Leahy 086-0662189; Majella O Connor 087-2672501; Geraldine Flavin Mulvihill 087-2036112; Eleanor Fitzgerald 087-2242831.

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Service 3000 units of blood are required every week. 1000 people will receive blood or a blood product every week. 1:4 require blood at some point in their life. Blood Donor Clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tues. 22nd & Wed. 23rd May from 5-8pm.

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Guided Holy Hour and Mass Monday 21st May 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. New Feast of Mary Mother of the Church. Celebrant Fr. Sean Sheehy.

FOOD Nutrition Course in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Tues. 22nd May for 6 wks from 7.30-9.30pm. This course is HSE funded and is free to participants. Tel. 087-7672172.

BOOK LAUNCH JOHN MORIARTY by Mary McGillicuddy, proceeds to Hope Guatemala. To be launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice on 1st June at 7.30pm in St. Michael College.

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, join a New Choir for over 50’s in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm.

LOUGH Derg Friday June 1st , details from 087 3966 399.

TALK at NCW Library 25th May at 8pm by Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, more from 069 62273.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host the following events for Writers week 2018: Thursday May 31st: 11.00 AM – 12.30 PM, Winners readings from the Pigott Poetry Prize and The Kerry Group Novel of the year. Thursday May 31st 6.00 PM – 7.30 PM, Wild Voices Salon Both Free Events All welcome.

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 & would like more info please call or text Michelle on (085) 8011172.

BISHOP in Tarbert on Saturday 26th at 6pm Celebrant – Bishop Ray Browne. Speaker – Elma Walsh Donal Walsh Foundation. Also Crowning of Our Lady (by First Communicants).

LISTOWEL TOASTMASTERS Meet Thursday, May 24th at 8pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel. All welcome.

ROSARY at Moyvane Grotto every Tuesday at 7.15pm.

LISTOWEL WRITEERS WEEK 30TH May to 3rd June. Booking/enquiries: 068 21074.

ALL IRELAND ROSARY RALLY, Knock Shrine, Saturday June 2nd. Bus from Castleisland at 7am. Contact For more information contact Joan on 066 7147494, 087 7509157 or Tom on

066 7141541 or 086 8380406.

GLIN GAA; Pat Martin memorial Gaelic football tournament will take place on Friday June 1st at Glin GAA field. Pat was an outstanding footballer on the Glin teams of the ‘80s and 90’s and his sudden death last year was greatly felt in the community.

CYCLING RING OF KERRY CHARITY CYLE for KDYS: Contact Cormac on 086 8411297.

AUTISM: “Let me grow my own way”. A conference hosted by Studio 3 Kerry at the Rose

Hotel, Dan Spring Road. Cost €90 or €30 for family, carers or individuals with autism. Phone

066 7128872 for further information.

PROBUS All Ireland Rally at the Brandon Conference Centre from May 15 to 17. Dick Spring gave a talk on his life and times, it is surprising how little we know of his activities.

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

CELEBRATING WORLD BEE DAY AT ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET: We hope to have a demonstration hive on display at the Farmers’ Market on Friday, May 25 from 10 -12 noon. This is a weather dependent event and if the sun is out and it’s not pouring rain we’ll have some local beekeepers present to talk to people about bee keeping.

FLEADH Cheoil na hÉireann 2018 is delighted to announce the launch of this year’s Fleadh Volunteer programme, which will run throughout the 8 day festival from 12th – 19th August 2018.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights October 10-17th. Contact Listowel Travel 068 23333.

ABORTION; Not one Yes poster mentions abortion, and what will they do with all the dead babies.

IRISH: In partnership with the Consulate General of Ireland New York and IrishCentral, a celebration of Bliain na Gaeilge (the year of the Irish language) will be held on Wednesday, May 23, bringing together all Irish speakers, learners and lovers for an evening of song, poetry, comedy and music.

CHOIR: Ard Curam Day Care Centre, join a New Choir for over 50’s in North Kerry, open to both men and women? Starting Mon. May 28th, 1.30-2.30 pm. Refreshments will be served. Choir Director: Mary Culloty. Contact Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341 for further information. Hope to see you there!

Diocese of Kerry Choir for Papal Mass: Members of parish choirs are invited to form a special choir for the Papal Mass on Sun. 26th Aug. in Phoenix Park, Dublin. 130 places have been allotted to our diocese, divided between soprano, alto, tenor and bass. In the event of oversubscription, places will be allocated on a lottery basis. Please contact Tomás at 086-3683778 or check out

CHOOSE LIFE: 24 hours of Adoration in Abbeyfeale parish on Friday. 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.

BEES and BIRDS: Kerry Biodiversity Week: 19th to 27th May. Walks and talks, about bees, bats, birds, flowers and food. Find out about an event close to you on facebook.

ROYAL Wedding was well received in the locality. The sermon gave all of us a lesion in using the fire of love to change the outlook of people.

DEATH: Fr Duggan Listowel; Born Wales, reared Birmingham, Ordained 1993 worked in Australia.

He had family in Kerry.

GRAVEYARD: There will be a weekly clean up in the Reilig Idé Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-9pm. More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite big. In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and a neglected one if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

CRAFT COOPERATIVE: The Craft Co-op is holding a Pop-up Café on Thursday, May 24 at 11am in St. Ita’s Hall. 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.

POT HOLES: The painted potholes are a real conversation topic in the locality, even the painter, either ran out of paint or was leaving some work for another day, as many holes were not framed.

ST JOHN’S: 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.

Wed 23rd GUESS WHO’S COMING TO DINNER, A classic film from 1967 with Spencer Tracy, Sidney Poitier and Katherine Hepburn. A May Film Tour in association with Access Cinema.

Thu 24th, UNA KEANE – SOLO PIANO. A quiet and reflective piano recital featuring work from Una’s latest album, “As I Wake, Still I Dream”. The performance will also feature old black and white film footage, and Fri 25th,THE MIDNIGHT COURT, more from 068 22566.

PAPERS: Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Friday, February 10, 1809; Page: 3

Limerick Feb. 7.— On Monday se’nnight John Neill, who was convicted on the preceding Friday, at the Tralee Special Commission, for the murder of James Wall, Esq. and Mr. Scanlan, his tutor, was brought, from the jail of that town to Newtown Sandes, escorted by a strong detachment of the 7th "dragoon guards. Tralee yeomen cavalry and Longford militia, when the sentence of the law was put in execution ; his body next day brought back and interred in the jail-yard; Previous to his leaving the prison, he acknowledged his assisting in the attack and burning the house of Mr. Wall, and giving Mr. Scanlan, when attempting to escape, a violent blow on the head with the end of his musket, which killed him, and knocked him into the flames ; but said he was not the person who fired the fatal shot at Mr. Wall. This unfortunate young culprit gave no information as to the rest of his diabolical associates.

On Saturday last, John Delany, James Moriarty, and Thomas Collins, were executed in front of Tralee jail, pursuant to sentence at the late commission for associating as white boys in the co. Kerry.. They also acknowledged their gilt.

The Rev. Mr. M’Donald, P. P. of Shanagolden, immediately after his celebration of mass, on Sunday se’naight, took occasion in a most excellent discourse adapted to the present times and the capacities of his hearers, to point out the inevitable destruction which Sooner or later must await those, who withdraw themselves from the habits of industry and peace, illegally associated by night, for purposes subversive of public tranquillity, and shocking to humanity—he expatiated impressively and at some length on the enormities which heretofore disgraced the neighbourhood in which they resided, and forcibly bringing to their recollection, the examples long since made in several parts of this county, as well as those recently, resulting from the special commission, seemed effectually to convince, the deluded amongst his flock, of their madness in attempting to violate laws, which every subject, whatever may be his rank in society, is bound to support and obey ; after strenuously exhorting them to return to their homes, and to, sober reflection, he dismissed them with a benediction from his Heart, which produced a consequence of a most satisfactory nature, for on that night upward of fifteen stand of arms were, delivered at his house, by some persons, who retired undiscovered after, making their deposit..

We understand, by, an extract of a letter from John Sandes, of Meevan, Esq. a justice of peace for-the co. Kerry, that this example of returning duty has been very generally followed up by the peasantry in the vicinity of Listowel and Tarbert, several of whom have sent in a considerable number of muskets &c. to that active magistrate, and bound themselves by oath and otherwise to be of peaceable demeanour from which we may reasonably infer, that order and quietness will soon supersede the turbulence and outrage which has for some time back so shamefully marked our district.

On Saturday last, an officer of excise seized a quantity of tea, near Downpatrick, for not being protected by the usual certificate, and in the evening, when desired by his superior officer to make good his seizure, conveying it to the King’s stores, he took with him a file of soldiers, for that purpose. Upon some indication of opposition, the guager desired the soldiers to fire upon the people, in consequence of which, one person was unfortunately killed, and two dangerously wounded. We have not heard the result of the Coroner’s Inquest, but are informed the soldiers are in custody. The excise officer is said to have absconded.

(Other news, a woman in Dunleek accused of burying her seven year old niece alive; Captain Godfrey gave five bags of coal for use of poor confined debtors in Sheriffs prison; Dublin Weekly school for poor children, received a donation of One Guinea. See paper for details)


The right to life of the unborn child ‘I thank the people and parishes of our diocese for the positive response I received to my Pastoral Message released two weeks ago. I am full of admiration for all who are involved in campaigning for the right to life of the unborn child. Also thanks to everyone for debating and discussing the issue gently, respectfully and sensitively. In recent weeks my thoughts have returned again and again to what “Doctors for Life” are saying. I believe it contains the key to this Referendum: “In every case I am dealing with two patients, the pregnant woman and the unborn child. Both are my patients. I cannot be involved in the death of one of them. Termination of pregnancy is not health care. ”If the Referendum is passed the government’s proposed legislation is extreme. I believe it will introduce a system similar to Britain where many claim that 90% of babies aborted are healthy babies. I am voting ‘NO’ next Friday. I encourage, you to do the same. Please pray that the people of our country will choose to vote ‘NO’, thus honouring and defending the life of every unborn child. I conclude with the words of Pope Francis: “no alleged right to one’s own body can justify a decision to terminate the life of an innocent child growing in the mother’s womb”.

Bishop Ray Browne Diocese of Kerry- Pentecost Sunday 2018

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The pilgrimage will take place from Sunday, July 1st to Sunday, July 8th 2018. Application forms are available from your parish priest or parish office. Contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email tomaskenny for more information.

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