Knockanuare notes May 26th 2019

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 30th May from 5-8pm.

CARE OF THE AGED: Summer outing to Killarney on Friday 7th June. Book with Eileen Collins 087/9313912; Noreen O’Connell 068/49238 or Elaine Flaherty 087/3315935.

OPEN PUBLIC AA MEETING: There will be an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous in Duagh N.S. on Bank Holiday Monday at 8.30pm. All Welcome.

PRESENTATION: At the recent Church Concert in Moyvane a special presentation was made to Stephen Stack, in recognition of his work on the Moyvane website.

PRESIDENT Higgins and his wife Sabrina was presented with a gift of Brona Chocolate in Listowel on Saturday last. The chocolate was produced by Dan and Noreen O’Connor of Knockanure, Kilmorna.

CONGRATULATIONS girls on a fantastic performance 24th May 2019, Scoil Chorp Chríost came out on top after a very competitive game against Knockaderry N.S. in Super Sevens Basketball Plate. Congratulations also to Kelly who was awarded MVP. Well done girls, we’re very proud.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €4500 jackpot on Friday 24th May. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 19, and 31. Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s;

2. James & Maureen Connolly, Trien; 3. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure; 4. Martin Driver, 65 Collins Park, Abbeyfeale, and 5. Kerry Ann Finucane, Knockanure. Next draw on Friday 31st May with jackpot up to €4600.

COMMUNITY Games registration on Tuesday 28th at 6.30pm in Moyvane GAA Field.

SYMPATHY To Marie Walsh & family, Barragougeen on the death of her nephew James McNamara, Asdee. To John Joy & family, Ballyduff on the death of his mother Kathleen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Clare Gromwell, Fiona Moore, Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O’Flaherty, Sr. Mary Buckley, Dick Fitzgerald, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, Mary O’Donoghue, Tom Lynch, Esther Byrne, Bridie Histon, James Duggan, Eileen Healy. Mass Moyvane; Mon 27th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore, Woodgrove; Tues 28th at 7.30pm for Micheál Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy; Thurs 30th at 7.30pm Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha, Peg & Tom Brouder; Fri 31st at 7.30pm for Baby Jessica O’Connor, Aughrim (1st Anni); Sat 1st at 7.30pm for James Duggan, Murhur, and Mass on Sun 2nd at 11.00am for Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa. Mass Knockanure on Sun 2nd at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack, Josie & Rubi McMahon, Lisaniskea.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION MURHUR NS, the children from Mr. Galvin’s class received their First Holy Communion on Saturday last. They are Jonathan, Ali-Mai, Rebecca, Liam, Sara, Ellen, Alice, Ella, Lucy and Jack. Thanks to all who were involved in the preparation and helped on the day.

THANKS: Fr Kevin said, I am deeply indebted to all who supported the Concert by their attendance and to the wonderful group of volunteers both inside and outside the Church who ensured that everything went like clockwork. Aonghus, Ivan and the tremendously talented Denice along with the lighting and sound crew.

CONCERT will be held at Listowel Community Centre on May 30th to raise funds for new Dementia Day Care Unit.

WRITERS WEEK: Listowel Writers’ Week, Ireland’s longest running literary and arts festival where writers, artists and poets gather. Runs from May 30th to June 2nd.

LIMERICK County Fleadh takes place in Athea over the June Bank Holiday weekend.

RACING at Listowel Sun, 2nd June, and Mon, 3rd June, 2019.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Annual Retreat takes place on Thursday 30th May at The Ardfert Retreat Centre. From 9.30 to 3.30. Fr. Jim Lenihan will lead the retreat. Also the AGM will take place on Thursday the 06th June at The Church of the Resurrection Killarney at 7.30 all welcome

DANCE: There will be an Afternoon Tea Dance at the Top of the Town, Athea on Wednesday, June 5th at 3pm. Music by Ger Connaghan.

ARD ĊURAM Community Choir comprises over 100 members who are all over the age of 55 and hail from every area of North Kerry. Ard Ċúram is a voluntary charity body which provides Day Care Services for the older people of the region and is currently in the process of building a new purpose-built Dementia Day Care Unit in Listowel. The proceeds from this concert on Thursday 30th May with guest Fr Ray Kelly of Britain’s Got Talent will go towards the cost of a new Dementia Centre and Ard Ċúram is indebted to Listowel Writers’ Week for its support of the project.

ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY MASS Ballybunion will be celebrated on Friday 7th June at 7.30 p.m.

TRIP: Asdee Active Retired & Friends are going on their Annual weekend away to Connemara from 7th – 9th July. Visiting Kylemore Abbey, Connemara Heritage Centre, Homestead of Dan O Hara, Cruise of Killary Fjord, St. Bridget’s Celtic Gardens, Shopping in Clifden and lots more. Immediate booking is necessary. Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 & Mairead Doyle 087 1386831. Everybody Welcome!

LAUNCH OF WEST LIMERICK BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION PLAN: Takes place Tuesday, June 4, at 7:30pm, in the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West. All are welcome to attend. To register your attendance please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources CLG, edillon or call 069 66296.

WEDNESDAY CLUB FUNDRAISER; A tea dance will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, June 9 with dancing to Paddy Quilligan. Proceeds to Recovery Haven and Kerry Hospice Foundation.

CONCERT AT THE GLÓRACH THEATRE: Having given an impressive performance on his Abbeyfeale debut at the Glórach Theatre in 2017, Steo Wall returns to the esteemed venue with fellow musicians Trevor Sexton and Ger O’Donnell under the collective name, Hearts of Men. Combining folk, traditional and original numbers, as well as three very distinctive vocal styles, Hearts of Men will be playing at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, June 13 at 8 pm. A concert not to be missed, be sure to book at 0871383940 to guarantee a seat on the night. Bingo every Monday night at 8.30pm.

MAY DEVOTIONS: On Wednesday May 29 we will have a special service honouring our Blessed Mother which will include the crowning of Mary in Duagh Church.

ANNUAL EXAMINATION MASS 2019 Listowel for the students and family members takes place at the Vigil Mass on Saturday night next, June 1st at 6.15p.m. All who are doing State Exams such as Junior & Leaving Certs and their teachers and family members are most welcome.

LACE: Kerry Writers Museum, beginning on Thursday May 30 2019 Listowel Writers’ Week will host an exhibition of the lacework of lady, Nora Moriarty. Nora died in 2018. Nora was secretary of the first committee of Writers’ Week.

ROADWORKS UPDATE: Works will continue all next week on the R551 Tarbert to Ballylongford rd. There will be a traffic light system in place on the R551. The L1013 (Bog Road) from Tarmons Cross to The Cross of the woods will be closed from Monday 27th May at 8 am. This will be a 24-hour closure until 7pm on Friday 31st . The road will be fully opened on weekends.

CONFERENCE on Children and Loss will be held at Millennium Theatre Limerick on 14th June, details from 061 224 627.

HOST FAMILIES WANTED: Wanted host families for French students for 2 or 3 weeks during the summer. Contact Catherine at 0876255679 or email me at hostfamilies17

CLEAN UP: Reilig Ide Graveyard every Tuesday from 7-8pm. More help is always appreciated as the graveyard is quite large. In order to help with this families are encouraged to maintain their own graves and one near yours if that family is no longer able to. We appreciate any help you can give.

THE WESTMINSTER LOURDES CHOIR FROM LONDON Invites Parishioners in Kerry to The Cathedral on Thursday 30th May at 7pm. The performance lasts approximately 1 hour. As a choir we didn’t just want to come and perform we wanted to give something back to the community as well, which is why we will be having a shared retiring collection in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus.

CHURCH MUSIC ASSOCIATION is celebrating its 50th year this year and to mark the celebration, it is holding a two day Conference: ‘Rejoice and Sing –Remembering, Celebrating and Moving Forward’on July 1st and 2nd in St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The Summer School Rejoice and Sing with special guest speaker, Fr. Michael Joncas, will take place July 1st- 5th in St Patrick’s College, Maynooth. The booking forms can be downloaded from the diocesan website.

STROKE DAY SERVICE: POST STROKE SERVICE WITH PHYSIO AND NURSING SUPPORTS ( 12 Week programme) 10.00 am to 3 pm (1 Day a week )in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee. Referrals accepted from the whole County. For Further information and Referral Contact: Rose on 066 7123373.

NEW MEMORY TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE ROOM. HSE, Tralee. Are you worried about your memory or that of a loved one? Speak to a Health Professional about your concerns. See and try out devices that promote independence, safety and quality of life. Get information on where you can buy these devices and on other local services. Visits are free and by appointment only. Please contact 086 7809989. For people with memory problems (including dementia), their families, carers and healthcare professionals.

PILGRIMAGE TO 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.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. 175th Anniversary of the Birth of St. Bernadette. Theme: “Blessed are the Poor”. 29th August to 3rd of September. Flights ex Kerry Airport. All bookings, to Mrs. Janice O’Sullivan, Droum House, Nohoval Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry. Telephone 064 7758219 or email: joskdp

ST JOHN’S Listowel.

Thu 30th at 1pm -THE CURSE OF THE BUTTON ACCORDION – Lunchtime Theatre

Written and performed by Sharon Mannion.

5pm -THE MAKING OF IRELAND – New Irish Voices

The migration crisis, integration and loneliness. With Sorcha Pollak and Bryan Fanning, chaired by Rhona Tarrant.


Ronan Wilmot presents a fascinating story of a working class Protestant born in a tenement who went on to write three of the greatest plays of the 20thcentury.


With Sarah Webb, Daiden O’ Regan, Grainne Clear and Chris Judge.

1pm- RED NOISE – Lunchtime Theatre

With comedian Owen O’Neill.

3:30pm- SHORT AND SNAPPY – Writing

With Sinead Gleeson and Ian Maleney.


Featuring Syra Larkin, Jane Hilliard, Helen Lowe, Sheila Richardson, Frank O’Sullivan, Henry Morgan and Jimmy Brohan.


A new working of Chekov’s UNCLE VANYA. Presented by Corofin Dramatic Society

DETAILS from 068 22566

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: We are midway through our six week campaign to support the publication of Fluid Forms and, thanks to an overwhelming response, have far exceeded our funding target. We are truly grateful to our funders and everyone who has shared our links and posts. It is a measure of the regard for Liam Flynn. We are continuing our fundit campaign to give possible supporters the opportunity to pre order their copy of Fluid Forms. Fluid Forms will be a permanent record of Liam’s achievement, and we want to honour his memory by distributing it as widely as possible. This 118 page coffee table style book will feature over 85 images of Liam’s work as well as essays by Roger Bennet and Yvonne McEnery. You can pre-order the book on our Fund:it site at €40 per copy. @—liam-flynn Besides the opportunity to purchase the book – please see the donor rewards for supporting the publication. Additional information at: Thank you for your support.

HARNETT REUNION: 6 weeks left. Confirmation received this week of two Harnetts coming from Hawaii. They will be joining people from Italy, New Zealand, the US and Canada and the UK who have booked already. Carina Prendeville is currently working on our magazine and is looking for family pictures, stories, histories. You can contact her on harnettreunion2019

We have a full programme organised for our visitors but it is also open to anyone to join us. Free admission on Friday, July 12 to the Genealogy workshops and the Patie Boy Historical Collection in the Devon Inn. Tickets for the variety concert in Tournafulla on Friday, July 12 will be available on the door. Tickets for the Gala banquet and bus tour available from Batt Harnett or Ann Lyons. 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. The event is open to everybody.

Kerryman 1904-current, Friday, August 13, 1993; Page: 2

NEWS DIGEST. Spectra boss to open show

THE Listowel Camera Club annual exhibition will take place in St John’s Arts and Heritage Centre in Listowel from Saturday, August 14 to Saturday, August 21.

This is the club’s second exhibition and the opening ceremony will be performed by Listowel businessman Xavier McAuliffe of Spectra Laboratories at 8.30pm on Saturday, August 14.

There will be 120 framed photographs on display in both colour and black and white containing a wide range of subjects such as sports, portraits, still life, landscape and wildlife.

Following the exhibition in 1992, the club has had a number of successes in national competitions. Earlier in the year, Gabriel Cassin — the youngest member of the club won the first prize for a black and white print in the National Shield Competition. Paddy Halpin won second prize for his slide entry and the club came third for their overall slide entry.

Club chairman, Dillon Boyer, brought great honour to the club by winning a gold medal for the second year running in the An Oige National Nature competition. In the Togher Festival of Photography, Club secretary John Stack won second prize for a black and white print.

Kerryman 1904-current, 20.08.1993, page 13

Photo of Listowel Camera Club’s Chairman Dillon Boyer at the opening of the club’s 2nd exhibition at St John’s Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel, picture by Kevin J Flynn.

Kerryman 1904-current, 29.10.1993, page 32

Listowel Camera Club members who played host to Athenry Camera Club. From left: John Stack, Listowel Cub secretary; Martin O’Grady, Athenry Chairman; Irene Conroy, Athenry secretary and Listowel Camera Club chairman Dillon Boyer. Pic Brendan Landy

Kerryman 1904-current, 22.03.1996, page 39 (Edited)

BUIOCHAS: The generosity and support shown by the Board of Management of Lisselton National School towards the Writers Plot project at the Village was acknowledged recently by the Friends of Maurice Walsh. The national flag and a flagpole were presented to the principal, Mr Joseph Linnane, by Kit Ahern on behalf of the friends. The flag will be flown in future to mark major school events. At first hand pupils will be made aware of the symbolism and the protocol surrounding the meaning and the proper usage of national flags. Present at the ceremony were Fr Martin Hegarty, PP, chairperson and members of the Board, Padraig Uas 0 Donnabhain, Cigire Scoileanna, members of the parish committee, the Friends of Maurice Walsh representatives, teachers and pupils of the school The event was recorded by Mr John Lynch and Dillon Boyer for the Ballydonoghue Parish archives. In conclusion do chan scolairi na scoile Amhran- na bhFiann go beo briomhar.

DUNBLANE MASSACRE: A wonderful friendship exists between the sorrowing community in Dunblane, Scotland and the people of Ballydonoghue, Scarcely two years ago the Friends of Maurice Walsh were lavishly entertained by members of the Stirling Literary Society in the warm and welcoming home of Kathleen Hardie (nee Cleary) of Ballyline, who lives in Dunblane. Among those who sang and played very beautiful Scottish songs and melodies were parents of children attending the local primary school.

Mallow Home and Garden festival, first launched in 1999, is one of the longest running events of its type in Ireland and offers visitors a blend of home and garden inspiration, food and entertainment.

Listowel’s history dates back to at least 1303 when it first appears in the Plea Roll. Fortress to the Fitzmaurice family, the town developed around Listowel Castle and its square. The last bastion against Queen Elizabeth I in the Desmond campaign, Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued.

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denise Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st 2019.

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Preview YouTube video Mallow Garden Show 24May2019

Mallow Garden Show 24May2019

Preview YouTube video Aonghus McAnally and guests at Moyvane May 2019

Aonghus McAnally and guests at Moyvane May 2019

Preview YouTube video Aonghus McAnally and special guests Moyvane 2019

Aonghus McAnally and special guests Moyvane 2019



  1. Martin Moore says

    Thanks for including our Fiona
    in your anniversaries.

    Sincerely appreciated,

    Deirdre, Killian & Martin Moore, Tralee. Best wishes to all readers in Knockanure, Moyvane and everywhere.

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