Knockanuare Notes-November 24th 2019

TARS IN THEIR OWN EYES in Moyvane Community Centre on November 30. Doors will be open at 7pm.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Full road closure on the Trien road from Monday the 25th to Friday the 29th of November with no through traffic allowed from 8am to 6pm.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €7100 jackpot on Friday 22nd November. Numbers drawn were 6, 17, 19, and 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Ann Woulfe, Rae, Kilmorna; 2. Paddy Mulvihill, c/o Enright’s bar; 3. Mary Stack, Tullahinell, Bally; 4. Teresa Kennelly Tarbert, and 5. Thomas Kissane, c/o All Star Bar. Next draw on Friday 29th November with jackpot up to €7200.

ENROLMENT Ceremony for Confirmation children on Sun 1st at 11.00am in Moyvane.

SYMPATHY:  To Jack Moore, New Jersey and formally of Glin Road on the death of his wife Noreen Moore (née Considine).  Funeral will be taking place in New Jersey.  To Margaret McGuire & family, Ennis (sister of Ita O’Connell, Glenalappa) on the recent death of her husband Pat McGuire.

DEATH occurred of Mickie Buckley of  Glin Road, Moyvane, on  17th Nov. 2019. Survived by his sister Mary, brothers, John Joe and Tadhg, sisters-in-laws, Kathleen & Ita, brother-in-law, Pat, nephews, and nieces. Funeral Mass was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Wednesday, 20th, burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery.

DEATH took place on 21st November 2019 of Philomena Curtin (nee Daly) late of Duagh, in her own home at Devon Rd Cross, Templeglantine, wife of the Late Willie Curtin and mother of the late Willie and Kevin. Survived by her daughters Marina and Gemma, sons Kieran and Aidan, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, her sister Bernadette, Brother in Law Pat, nieces, and nephews. Reposing at the Church of The Most Holy Trinity Templeglantine on Sunday 24th November from 5.00 p.m. followed by funeral prayers at 8.00 p.m. Requiem Mass on Monday 25th November in the Church Templeglantine at 11.00 a.m. Burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Nell O’Carroll, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon, Bridie Quille, Eileen O’Brien, Sr. Goretti Francis Stack ,Mark Flaherty, Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Nora Leahy, Birdie Joan Ahern, Nora McAuliffe, Ellen Quinn, John McMahon, Ann Kissane, John O’Connor, Mass Moyvane; Mon 25th at 7.30pm, Mass of remembrance for all those whose funerals  took place over the past year; Wed  27th at 7.30pm for Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle;  Fri  29th at  7.30pm for Michael Dore, New Houses; Sat 30th at 6.00pm for Seán O’Connor, Inchamore (1st Anni), his father John & deceased of the O’Connor family, and mass on Sun 1st at 11.00am for Bridie McCarthy, Gurtdromosillihy.

Knockanure Thurs 28th at 7.30pm  Mass of remembrance for all those whose funerals took        place over the past year, and Mass on Sun 1st at 10.00am  for P.J. Nolan, Kilmorna (Anni) & his father Denis.

BEST WISHES to Ann O’Halloran of Athea, who recently retired from Tarbert Comprehensive School. Best wishes also to Kay Kelly, Moyvane who celebrated her 60th birthday recently.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR 2019 Tralee: Friday 29th  & Saturday 30th  November at 7.30pm and Sunday 1st December at 2.30pm at the KDYS Hall, Denny St. Tralee. Fr. Seán will be there.

ST JOHN’S; Thursday 21st to Mon. 25th – Johnnie, a comic drama presented by local actors, details from 068 22566.

GATE CLOSED:  The church gates Abbeyfeale,  will be locked each evening at 8pm for the winter months.

MAINTENANCE FOR MEN, Information Evening on Men’s Cancers, and Organised by Comfort for Chemo Kerry on Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm in The Rose Hotel. MC Billy Keane, Speakers Dr Richard Bambury and Dr Dearbhaile Collins, Oncologists, Wayne Quillian, Fitness and Nutrition Consultant and The Patients Journey by a patient who has gone through the cancer journey. Admission free.

BOOK LAUNCH: Nancy McAuliffe will launch her third book of Ballylongford Photographic Memories on 30th Nov at 8pm in Ballylongford Parish Hall.

WEST LIMERICK SINGING CLUB: The club meet on the first Friday of each month in Philip Enrights, The Ramble Inn, Church Street, Abbeyfeale from 9pm.

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, December 4th. Mass will be celebrated in the Top of the Town, Athea at 12 noon sharp followed by Dinner & Music by Blue Rhythm. To book please contact Maireád Langan on 087-6407026 or Eileen O’Sullivan on 087-9848247.

KINGDOM GOSPEL CHOIRS CHRISTMAS CONCERT: The three Kingdom Gospel choirs will be performing at the Friary Church on Sunday, December 1st at 3pm.  Admission – donation only.  All proceeds go to MS Ireland.

RED WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 27th – is a day when people are asked to wear red to symbolise the blood of Christians that is shed because of their faith.

KNOCK SHRINE 2019 NIGHT VIGIL Sat December 7th 2019. With Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel. Vigil programme 10pm confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation, 12am vigil in Basilica, 4am concelebrated mass. Fare €30. Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm. Phone (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399. For accommodation in Knock contact, Noel on 01/6430060 or 087/3387410.

KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE is now taking requests for winter.  For more information please call 068 23429.

SUNDAY AFTERNOONS DURING ADVENT Adoration in preparation for Christmas, in Listowel, will begin on Sunday, Dec. 1st and every Sunday throughout Advent from 3 to 6pm.

MICHEAL ENGLISH COMES TO CHURCH: Micheal English will give a Christmas themed concert and will also sing a selection of his own popular songs on Friday, December 6.  All proceeds will go towards the ongoing maintenance of St. Ita’s Hall.

ST JOHN’S; Wed 20th – Mon 25th– JOHNNIE-A comic drama by PG O’Dea presented by St John’s Theatre. The cast features; Batt O’Keeffe, Frances Kennedy, Annette O’Donnell, Johnny Corkery, Barry Francis, Bernie Daly, Conor Foley and Sonny Egan. “Mary the servant girl has been given notice to quit. But when it is discovered that she has inherited £10,000 from the father who abandoned her, she is killed with kindness and proposals of marriage.


Radio Kerry’s Deirdre Walsh invites some of Kerry’s best-known faces to come out of their comfort zone and read some of their all-time favourite poems!  Proceeds from this event will be donated to The Kerry Hospice.

Fri 29th– DIRTBIRDS – SELF-HELP TOUR-Dirtbirds are comedy duo Sinead Culbert and Sue Collins (The Nualas).

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASSES ATHEA:  Tutor Michael Broderick, Top of the Town Friday nights; Beginners 7.15 – 7.45pm, Advanced 7.45 – 8.15pm.

HOSPICE: The Light to Remember Kerry Hospice Foundation virtual tree is now on -line.  You can buy a light for a loved one by clicking on the link. and add a tribute in the live book.  There is also a light up celebration on Sun 8th Dec. at 5 p.m. in the grounds of University Hospital Kerry.

CHRISTMAS CONCERT AT ST.  MARY’S CHURCH, LISTOWEL: Kerry Choral Union are presenting An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols here In St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday evening 8th December at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray. It will be a lovely evening in preparation  for the Festive Season. Tickets are now available at €10 in the Listowel Parish Office. Proceeds in aid of Church Renovation.

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – stage the production of “Arsenic & Old Lace” exclusively in Tarbert Community Centre on Sat. 30th Nov. and Sun. 1st Dec. at 8pm.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Full road closure on the Trien road from Monday the 25th to Friday the 29th of November with no through traffic allowed from 8am to 6pm and a diversion route will be in place.  Local access will be maintained for residents affected by the closure but No through traffic will be allowed during closure times.  Info Pádraig 086/6072159.  Also, works will continue next week on the Moyvane / Tarbert road between the Newline Road and Moyvane Village under a full road closure from 7am to 7pm Monday to Friday. A diversion route will be in place. Local access for residents affected by the closure. No through traffic will be allowed during closure     times. Info Shane 087/9829576.

CHIROPODIST – Michelle Conway will be in Tarbert Community Centre on Thur. 28th Nov. from 9.30am to 1pm. If you would like an appointment please call 083-4074256.

Chiropodist will be in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Wed. 4th Dec.  Tel. 087-7672172 to book an appointment.

DRESS MAKING AND SEWING CLASSES will commence shortly at Listowel Family Resource Centre. The classes will take place on Friday mornings. Further details available from (068 23584).

SANTA CLAUSE – is coming to Town. Visit Santa at the Tarbert Bridewell on Sunday 1st December from 3 to 6 pm. There will be a gift from Santa for every child. Parents please bring your phone to capture these special moments. Storytelling, face painting & much more included. €8 per child. Phone 068- 36500.

LIXNAW 5KM TURKEY TROT takes place on Sunday 8th Dec. in Lixnaw village. Sign up now for this fun walk, run, jog or trot and support comfort for chemo Kerry and the Irish Red Cross. Sign up via the Lixnaw turkey trot page. Early entry price until Sat. 30th Nov.

SUPPORT PROGRAMME:   St.  John’s, Tralee Bereavement Support.  Following our initial Bereavement talk, St.  John’s  invites  you  to  a further  session  with  Mary  O’Driscoll  from Southwest  Counselling  Services  with  a  view  to forming a support group for people experiencing loss/bereavement. All are welcome to attend. For more information you can contact Paddy at the Parish Centre or by e-mail [email protected]

ST.  MARY’S CHURCH Listowel- KERRY CHORAL UNION are presenting An Evening of Christmas Music & Carols In St. Mary’s on Sunday evening 8th December at 7.30pm. Musical Director: Sharon Reidy, accompanist: Áine Murray.

MACRA:  75th Anniversary Dinner Dance takes place on Saturday 30th November in Ballygarry  House  Hotel,  Tralee.  Doors open at 7pm, with live music on the night and a DJ until late.  Tickets are €35pp.  To reserve tickets, please contact Sean Joy on 0861508787

PILGRIMAGE; Kerry Diocese is visiting Oberammergau, Germany from Mon. 25th – Wed. 27th May 2020 for the world famous Passion Play which takes place every 10 years.  Return flights Dublin/Munich with coach transfer Kerry/Dublin return.  Cost €905 B&B and 1 Evening Meal.  Insurance €15 extra pp under 80 years.  Accommodation on a shared basis.  Limited places available.  Further details from Janice O Sullivan 064-7758219 or email [email protected].


MEDJUGORJE DATES for 2020. May 19th. June 23rd. July 28th. Sept 22nd. All flights ex Cork with Aer Lingus and Joe Walsh Tours. Cost 625 euro  which includes early booking  offer of 100 euro off if paid by Dec 15th.  7 nights all inclusive. Accompanied by Spiritual Directors. Contact Tom Dennehy on 087646865.

GLÓRACH NEWS:  The supremely talented O’Leary sisters, Ruth and Joyce, who go under the name of Sephira, will be bringing their impressive live show to the Glórach Theatre on Friday, November 29.  Tickets are at present sold out.  It is hoped to hold another show in 2020. Wednesday, November 20, there will be an open meeting of the AA. Friday, December 5 an opportunity to see the Active Retired Ladies new choir and African Drumming.   All welcome, there will be light refreshments served.  For any enquiries about these events, please don’t hesitate to call us at 0871383940 or email at [email protected].

WALK: The annual Christmas Walk along the Great Southern Trail Greenway will take place on Friday 27th December 2019. Assembly is at the carpark of the Rathkeale House Hotel, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick [Eircode V94NP54] between 12.30pm and 1.30pm. Bus Éireann services from Kerry and Limerick stop a few metres from the hotel for those who wish to reduce their carbon footprint.

Walkers will be transferred by  Coach House Travel courtesy shuttle coach from the hotel car park to Ardagh from where they will have a 5mile [8km] stroll (a shorter option can also be provided) along the old railway back to the Rathkeale House Hotel which is alongside the Greenway. There they can enjoy seasonal mince pies, whipped cream and tea/coffee at their leisure. Cyclists, with visibility gear and lights, are also welcome and we suggest that they also meet at the hotel at 12.30 and cycle outwards along the Greenway for approximately one hour or more towards Newcastle West/Barnagh Tunnel and then return in time to enjoy the refreshments. The round trip to the tunnel is close to 30 miles[48km].We recommend  that cyclists also wear a helmet for their own safety. Bike hire will also be available (preferably by prior booking) with 0868134061. Nollaig Shona do gach éinne agus beidh fáilte romhat ar an 27ú.

CHURCH: Formation for Lay Pastoral Ministry and Leadership’ which will be offered in the Diocese of Limerick next year.  The programme is a direct response to the action from the Synod in 2016 to train lay volunteer catechists/animators/coordinators to support faith development in our parishes and pastoral units.  The information evening at 7:30pm, Wednesday 27th November in the Longcourt Hotel, Newcastlewest. You will find more information on this programme on


PEORIA, Ill. —The Diocese of Peoria announced Monday that Venerable Fulton Sheen will be beatified Dec. 21 at the city’s Cathedral of St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception.

Archbishop Sheen had been ordained a priest of the diocese in that cathedral Sept. 20, 1919.

HOLOCAUST: Dozens of world leaders will visit Jerusalem to mark 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation Vladimir Putin and Emmanuel Macron are among those who have confirmed their participation in the fifth World Holocaust Forum.


KERRYMAN of 10th June 1967 mentions that Miss Margaret Brandon is making her first visit to homeland of her parents. She is niece of John Brandon and Jer Mulvihill of Aughrim East. Also mentioned was J Collins of Knockanure a promising footballer and athlete.


“Martin Kennelly of Dromin was out very late one night at a wake.”

Martin Kennelly of Dromin was out very late one night at a wake. When he was coming

home he saw two men looking out over the ditch. Martin saluted them but got no answer. He got afraid then he went home as quickly as he could. He said it must be someone from the other world. When he got home they were all up waiting for him. They said some one knocked at the door and when they opened it they saw no one. His wife wanted to go to the wake and he said he would go with her so they set out. When they came to the place where he saluted them he said, “Look here they are again”. His wife looked and what was there but Martin’s own horse and jennet. Everyone was laughing at him.

Collector-  Peg Barry- Address   Derry, Co. Kerry- Informant,  Martin Kennelly-Address Dromin, Co. Kerry. Taken from Clounmacon School.

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“About a hundred years ago it was a common thing to find men working in the fields and in the bogs with a good knowledge not only of Irish but also of the classic.”

About a hundred years ago it was a common thing to find men working in the fields and in the bogs with a good knowledge not only of Irish but also of the classic. There was a man in Lixnaw whose name was Shawn Bawn McEllyott. Shawn was expelled out of Trinity College. When he was working in the bog he used talk in Latin to his companion who was also at one time in Trinity. Shawn’s people were farmers in Ballyinagare in Lixnaw. Shawn went to Trinity first as a result of an examination. There was a gentleman farmer living near Lixnaw whose son was also going. He said. “What does a rough ignorant fellow want going there, he has no chance. Shawn heard this and his answer was. Tell him. I’ll get a peg for my cap in a hall that no bostoon he ever reared will be able to get”. Shawn studied in Trinity for a few weeks but could not conduct himself and had to leave it. From Peg Barry Clonmacon School.


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“There was a bank in Listowel and it was known as Roche’s bank.”

There was a bank in Listowel and it was known as Roche’s bank. The notes this bank issued was three and ten pence. There was a race meeting one day and Shawn was inside in a tent with one of his friends who was called Bel Shammy (a nickname) Shawn got one of the notes and copied it out. According as the notes were copied they were spent. Shawn is said to have made forty of them. Then he got too drunk to make any more. It is not known what happened Shawn over this but he and his friends had a royal day. From Wm Keane Clounmacon School.

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  1. Martin Moore Tralee says

    Enjoyed the folklore of Clounmackon:- Martin Kennelly was the father of Cathal, Billy, John Paul and Mattie, all sadly now deceased. William Keane was the father of late John B, Listowel.

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