knockanuare notes May 5th 2019

MOYVANE CHURCH Concert with Aonghus McAnally & special guests, Denice Doyle on Violin & musical director Ivan McKenna on Keyboards. Tuesday May 21st, tickets available at several outlets.

POST; the letter box in front of the Post Office is still in use and is collected each day at 3.30pm.

FAREWELL Mass and tribute was paid to Mary Collins in the Marian Hall on Tuesday night 30th April 2019. Mary was Moyvane’s last Post Mistress. Previous postmasters include; Bridie Sheehan for 21, her husband, the late Dick Sheehan for 41 years. Catherine Shine, died 1983; J C Shine died 1965; Nora Richardson died 1922. Richard Barrett, Post Office, Newtownsandes, there in 1857; Regulation 1914, In future all female officers will have to resign on marriage, but will be eligible for a marriage gratuity on resignation.

COMMEMORATION: of the 98th Anniversary of the Gortaglanna Martyrs will take place on Saturday evening 11th May at 7pm. People attending are asked to meet at McMahons Bridge, Kilmorna. All welcome.

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

GAA Lotto Knockanure; There was no winner of the €4200 jackpot on Friday 3rd May. Numbers drawn were 2, 5, 9, and 25. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Betty Moody, 23, Woodgrove, Moyvane; 2. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Rena Heaphy, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Mary Moore, Kilmorna, and

5. Donie McGrath, c/o Amber.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board of Management Meeting of Scoil Chorpchriost, Knockanure, a vote of sympathy was passed, To The Stack Family of Beenanasbig on the death of Siobhan Stack, Perth, Australia.

JOHN HUNT: A Memorial Mass will be said for the late John Hunt of Chicago (and formerly of Athea) in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Tuesday, May 7th at 7pm.

ANNIVERSARIES: Heidi Deegan, John Neenan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, Tom Scannell, Kay O’Brien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy, Mike Brendan Sheehy, Michael Andrew Beasley O’Flaherty, Paul Dalton, Agnes Mulvihill, Statia Neligan, Tom Liston, Josie Golding, Michael Dowling, Darragh Langan, Nora Walsh, Bridget Beaton, Jer Murphy, Joe Faley, Paud Culhane, Tom Sullivan, Molly White, Lar. Buckley, Ellen Stack. Mass Moyvane; Wed. 8th at 7.30pm for deceased members of Newtownsandes Creamery; Thursday 9th at 7.30pm for James and Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha, Anni; Friday 10th at 7.30pm, for Jerry and Jenny O’Carroll and their son Christopher, New Houses; Sat 11th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah McCarthy Snr and Jeremiah McCarthy Jnr of Gortdromasillihy and Mass on Sunday 12th at 11am for David Foley, Kilbaha and the deceased of the Foley and O’Connor Family’s

Mass Knockanure Sat 11th at 11 am, First Holy Communion for Scoil Chorp Chriost and Mass on Sunday 12th at 10 am for Mary Rose Kennelly & Nora Kennelly Kelly of Gortdromagowna.

ROSARY: At the Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday evening at 7.15pm for the month of May, except one Monday night on the 20th.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Knockanure: Tuesday 10am – 5pm; Moyvane: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

GROW MENTAL HEALTH MOVEMENT. Meet on Wednesday’s at 8pm in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel. This programme is open to all and is free of charge. No introductions needed. Just come along. For more information, contact Jerry, 086 0271990.

WALK: May 18th at Ballylongford nature walk begins at noon at Carrigafoyle.

SINGING CLUB Abbeyfeale: Deidre Scanlon was the special guest at the May session of West Limerick Singing Club which took during Fleadh by the Feale in the Ramble Inn.

REMEMBERING ZOE:. The Cycle Challenge will take place on Sunday, May 12 commencing in Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds, Abbeyfeale at 9am and cycling through scenic parts of West Limerick, North Kerry and North Cork. There will be 3 cycle routes: 50km, 85km and120km. There will also be a 5K Fun Run/Walk and a new 10K Run.

ALZHEIMER’S TEA DAY: There is an Alzheimer’s Tea Morning in Christy’s Bar, Listowel on 10th May from 10am to 2pm.

VENERABLE EDEL QUINN: To celebrate the 75th anniversary of the death of Edel Quinn in Nairobi, Holy Mass will be celebrated on Monday 13th May at 7.30 p.m. in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.

MOYVANE LIBRARY VISITS Moyvane: Every second Wednesday 11.30am to 12noon. Next visit 8th May.

CONRADH NA GAEILGE, a branch has been re-established in Abbeyfeale. Members welcome. Further information Éamonn 086 3903244.

ROADS: A good crowd attended a meeting at the Marian Hall Moyvane and discussed concerns about road closures and the laying of cable, on May 1 2019. All the questions had to be answered by different speakers, which could lead to people’s concerns, being passed around and around forever. An important speaker, said he had a prior engagement, and was unable to attend, what engagement was more important than the Moyvane one. Nobody questioned the experience of these in charge of the cable laying, there was questions about the ability and the speed of putting the local road network back to reasonable condition. The project has begun and people will have to cope with works for a few years. Is there any oversight, to prevent costs spiralling, like the children’s Hospital, and the local roads will then be left in a shambles. In twenty years very few people will be left in the countryside, to make any use of a very expensive project, without any life expectancy or maintenance guarantee. To be fair to the workers, they are given a job to do, they have no say in how they are governed or told what to do. They always hear the negative and seldom the positive. If you only make a cup of tea for some people, we know their reaction, too hot, too strong, etc. etc.

DOG SHOW: The annual fundraiser for the Town Park takes place on Sunday, May 19 in the Town Park. Everyone welcome.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: There will be an afternoon tea dance in Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, May 19 with dancing to Mike Condon. All funds will go to Laura O’Donoghue’s volunteering trip to Zambia with Suas.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION Listowel, with Fr. Patrick Cahill; Fri 10th May 7.00pm, Mass & Talk by Fr. Cahill followed by a Special guided Holy Hour-Confessions available. Adoration continues afterwards in the Church until Midnight. Sat 11th May 8am to 10am Adoration in the Church 9am to 10am-Confessions available 10.30am Mass & talk by Fr. Cahill Adoration continuing Confessions available 1.45pm Healing Hour – Led by Fr. Cahill. 3pm Benediction 3.30pm Closing of Adoration. Intention, Everyone welcome.

ST PIO Lixnaw; May prayer meeting will take place on Tuesday May 21st at 7.30pm.

The witness will be given by Adrian O’Connor from Cloghane, Castlegregory.

Adrian has an inspirational story to share. Adrian’s accident was so simple. He tripped and fell on the footpath. To his friends the fall was of no great concern. However when his friends tried to pick him up they realised there was something seriously wrong. His skull was seriously damaged on the right hand side and he was bleeding heavily. He was in an induced coma and his brain was swelling. Concern was raised that the jagged edges of his damaged skull could also damage his brain resulting in further complications. The doctors gave little hope of ever walking and talking again. The accident happened in December 2004. Thank God Adrian has fought back and will be present in Lixnaw on the 21st to share his miraculous recovery and the support he got from friends and neighbours.

CONFIRMATION 2019: We congratulate 72 pupils from Scoil Reálta na Maidne, An Gael Scoil & Presentation Primary School who received their Confirmation on Friday (May 3rd ) by Bishop Ray Browne.

VOCATIONS: Perhaps God is calling you to be a Diocesan Priest. Come and See vocations retreat will be held in St Patrick’s College Maynooth on 18th/19th May. For details contact Fr Michael Moynihan at 087/6551902.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Weekly Prayer Meetings: Led by Ben Perkins, Mondays 8pm-9.30pm starts on Mon. 6th May. Overview of the Catechism of the Catholic Church: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 7pm-8.30pm starts on 1st May (for 5 weeks).

LIMERICK Camogie: Iris Kennelly (1-4), and Roisin Mann from the Newcastle West team were members of the Limerick team that defeated Westmeath by 2-19 to 0-11 in the All Ireland Minor B Camogie semi-final at Gort on Saturday, April 20th 2019. Kate Ambrose, from the Newcastle West team was a member of the Limerick team that lost to Kildare by 2-9 to 0-11 in the Camogie League Division 3 Final at Banagher on Saturday April 20.2019.

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION: The next meeting of West Limerick Mental Health Association will be held in NCW on Wednesday, May 14 at 8pm in the house next to O’Connell House on the way into the Desmond Complex.

FLEADH by the Feale in 2019, their 25th consecutive festival with six members from 1993 still active on the committee today.

LOCAL ROAD Closures, ESB and others;

WALK: Darkness Into Light Walk on Saturday 11th May at 4.15am. Funds raised are going to Pieta House. To register go to

YOUTH CLUB FUNDRAISER, Abbeyfeale: The Pope John Paul II Award is a faith achievement award for young people between the age of 16 and 18. It is non-competitive, inclusive, flexible and voluntary. The Award is committed to helping young people enhance their spiritual, physical, emotional and social development through participation in school, parish and community activities. As well as the feeling of personal achievement that a participant will gain from taking part in the Award, participation will help demonstrate the young person’s commitment to a task and goal. As part of their involvement in the John Paul 11 awards a number of members of Abbeyfeale youth club along with their leaders have started to work on in the garden at the side of the curate’s house and are planning to sell the produce during the summer and donate the money raised to charity. Fr. Shoji, our curate for the next three years, is in charge of watering and is having a pastoral visit from his Bishop in India so the first sale will be to support the Bishops projects and will take place at both Masses on Sunday, May 12 which the Bishop will be saying. We hope to have lettuce plants, herbs, sunflower and pumpkin plants along with jams, buns and a few surprises. Your support will be most welcome.

ST BRENDAN: 16th May 7.30pm. Feast of St. Brendan. Mass celebrated in Church of St. Brendan, Curraheen, Tralee by Fr. Seán Jones. Especially for young people and those doing exams.

CUCKOO WALKING FESTIVAL. A special welcome to friends from Laois with their High Nellie bikes. ‘The Return of the Seven Septs from Laois’- a pageant by Michael Creagh (Laois) and cast performed at 7 pm Sunday evening May 5 at the Bridewell. All are very welcome.

THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IWA are holding their AGM in the IWA Day/Resource Centre at Ballygologue road, Listowel on the 8th ,May at 1.30pm. The IWA provide a wide range of services to people with mobility difficulties Info: Jackie at 086 395 3387.”

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY are holding a 6 week programme facilitated by Edel Lawlor commencing Wednesday 8th May at 5pm-7pm. The name of the programme is Climb. It is to help Children deal with a cancer diagnosis of a family member. This Programme is Fun, Creative and is Free For more information please ring Reception 0667192122.

FLEADH by the Feale, Now in 2019, celebrated their 25th consecutive festival with six members from 1993 still active on the committee today.

LARTIGUE 2019 Operating Schedule; May 1st to September 8th, daily 1pm to 4.30pm

BOOK: Robert Pierse’s upcoming memoir: Under the Bed: Stories & Thoughts from a Desert Island

The book will be launched by Billy Keane and Cyril Kelly in The Listowel Arms Hotel on May 24th 2019.

BROSNA History of GAA book is now near completion and should be launched in late June.

BOOK FLUID FORMS – LIAM FLYNN: We are going online with a crowd funding campaign to fund the publication of a full colour limited edition hard back book featuring the artwork of wood turner and artist Liam Flynn. This 118 page coffee table style book will feature over 85 images of Liam’s work. 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:

YOGA CLASSES: Yoga classes every Wednesday evening, Abbeyfeale from 7 – 8.30pm. Yoga is a great activity, it gives you strength, flexibility and mind-body awareness. Contact Mike 087 2732591.

HARNETT REUNION: A committee meeting has been called for Thursday, May 9 in St. Ita’s Hall at 9pm. New members always welcome. They’re coming from the four corners for the second reunion of the Harnett clan July 11-14. Orange Day is even cancelled as there will be so many Harnetts travelling from the North. 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. We will have booking details shortly. 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, whether Harnett, Hartnett or other and we are looking forward to a great weekend July 11-14.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES 2019: 29th August to 3rd September 175th Anniversary of St. Bernadette. Contact: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219.

ICA PRESIDENT Kit Ahern; Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, February 16, 1963; Page: 9

Edited, see paper for more on Kit Ahern, I.C.A. visits Australia.

Entertained by Miss Joan Keane of Moyvane, who is actively engaged in all the Irish organisations. And there, too, she met the well-known Irish scholar and historian, Tom Culhane, and his wife, Kathleen, who comes from Shanagolden.

Mrs. Ahern told me, “it is a great pity that Tom Culhane cannot be brought over to Ireland to record all the traditions he has got of Glin and Athea parishes He has a great wealth of knowledge, and I have preserved some of it in his recordings of folklore and old poems about the Glin and Athea areas.”

Tom is now some thirty years in exile, and was a great friend of the late Dr. McGrath, Athea, with whom he corresponded regularly. Another exile is Dick Mullins from the Shanagolden area, and from Sandringhan, near Melbourne, Mrs. Ahern has good wishes for the Hanafin friends, especially Colm of Askeaton.

FAREWELL PARTY After the Conference she went to Adelong, where her host was Father Gerry Downey of Abbeyfeale. And in all these places she had meetings with the rural women’s associations and Irish groups. Memorable of the latter was the farewell party led by Tom Culhane, Dick Cremmin, Dan Breen and Dan Aherne. Another interesting personality was Tom Brennan. Tom, a lawyer, was born and reared in Australia; yet, he speaks fluent Irish and is an authority on Irish history. In Sydney, Mrs. Ahern was entertained by Con and Paddy Woulfe, of Knocknagorna, Athea. Their sister and a brother, Dick, are also In Sidney. Dick’s wife is a relation of Margaret Burke-Sheridan, and Mrs. Ahern told me, “I have a recording of Irish songs beautifully sung by their daughter, who has inherited much of the talent of this famous singer.” There also she met the Barretts of Dirreen. In New Zealand, she was the guest of Mrs. Leach, a sister of Mrs. Tom Harnett, Abbeyfeale And from a Convent outside Wellington she brought greetings from the Myres family in Limerick and Tralee. Limerick Is well represented in Honolulu, too. There she met Mrs. Marie Murphy, relatives of the Limerick Chalks, with good wishes to May McDonnell of Rathkeale and Mrs. Donogh O’Brien. During her stay in Los Angeles, Mrs. Ahern was guest of Mrs. Pettite, who is a friend of Mrs. Tim Hartnett. “I was entertained by many Limerick priests there, she told me, including Monsignor Dan Collins, Father Mick Collins, and Father Tom Moloney.” “Ono of the greatest joys I had,” she continued, “was my visit to school pals and ex-pupils who are now In the some religious Order.” She met Josie Leahy from Beenanaspig, Athea, Mother Superior, Little Company of Mary: another Athea lady, Maudie Enright and Kitty O’Connor, Rathoran, a past pupil of hers from Colaiste Muire, Abbeyfeale. And a near neighbour,there was Meenie Hanrahan, who has relatives In Athea. In Los Angeles too, she met Kitty Mullins, who sends greetings to her mother and friends in Glin. Mrs Ahern had a very special welcome and reception there from Father R. Harnett, New St. Abbeyfeale, and Father Paddy Collins, Convent St, Abbeyfeale. In Chicago, she stayed with her first cousin, Ed. Gargin, Professor of History in Loyola University. Ed’s mother is the former Miss Liz McAuliffe, Newcastle West. “I met many Athea people in Chicago,” Mrs. Ahern said “and was guest of Mrs, Phil Kelly, formerly Miss Mile Dore from Derk, Duagh, and the former Miss Teasy Kelly, whose husband, John Sullivan, comes from Kilbaha.” Jim’s sister, who was also a school pal of Mrs. Ahern’s, is now a nun in Texas. “The Kelly’s and the Dore’s have an open house for all Irish visitors,” Mrs. Ahern added. In Chicago, too, she renewed acquaintance with a past pupil, Mrs. McCarton (formerly Miss Kitty Roche), the Shines and the O’Connor’s, and at St Mary’s Techny got greetings for Peggy Conliss of Balllnacurra. She met Jerry Walsh, whose parents come from Moyvane, and Tom Scanlan, son of Jerry Scanlan, of Upper Athea, Jerry and Tom send greetings to their friends and relatives at home.


Among the many kind hosts was her aunt, Mrs. Con Kennedy (formerly Han McAuliffe, Newcastle West), and her other aunts. Kit and Han, who send greetings to all in Newcastle West. A big night in New York was the occasion of presentation of medals to the champion Limerick hurlers. At the Victory Dinner she met Pat Lyons, Corner House, Newcastle West, Radio Officer on m.v. “City of Sydney.” With him were James O’Connell and Michael Sheehy. Michael, a Newcastle West man, too, now owns his own hairdressing salon in the Bronx.

One of the victorious hurling team was Sean Monaghan, who is carrying on the great hurling tradition of his father, Paddy Monaghan, N.T. Among others present at the function who send good wishes were: Batt and Kathleen Wren, Athea; Mrs. Quilty, formerly Miss Eileen Hutchman; Tom Broderick , Ballybehy, Abbeyfeale; Pat and Shiela Murphy, Abbeyfeale; Bridget Moran, Clash Athea; Ita Ahem, Parkanna, Athea; Mrs. O’Sullivan, formerly Nora May Riordan, Ballagh; and May ScanIan, Upper Athea, with special greetings to Joe Quaid of Derreen.

In Rochestor, Mrs. Ahern got good wishes for Mrs, Fahy and friends at Ashbourne Ave., Limerick. From Brooklyn, Con Kennedy, Guiney’s Bridge, sent greetings to all in Brosna and the Bridge; Mickey O’Sullivan, Ballyhahill, to Jim Driscoll, Paky Culhane , and all his Glin friends and relatives; and from, Mrs. Ahern’s aunts greetings to Pat and Owen McAuliffe, and relatives. Other messages came from Tom and Dick Mullins, to their Glin relatives, as well as to Padraig and Donal O’Carroll, “looking forward to seeing them in the not-to-distant future.”

Summing up her wonderful experiences, Mrs. Ahern told me, “what made it all so rewarding for me is that I had a purpose, and my Interest was in people rather than places or climate. I told other people about our own Associations and about our country,” And, paying a tribute to the countrywomen of Australia for the great effort she said: “Their kindness and hospitality there endeared them to the whole world.” The same warm welcome was given at the various conferences in the United States, at San Diego, Madison and Atlanta.

And, here at home, the Irish Countrywomen’s Association are preparing to give the representatives of the six million strong association of Countrywomen of the world a memorable “Cead Mile Failte,” during the World Conference of 1965,

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