knockanuare notes November 25th 2018

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY TEXT ALERT: A very important information meeting on night of 26th November at the Community Centre Knockanure at 7.30 p.m. A special Garda Consultant attending along with other Gardaí to discuss Safety and Security.

NEWTOWNSOUNDS LIPSKIT; Join Moyvane GAA for a night of fun and entertainment on Saturday, December 1st for ‘NewtownSounds LipSkit’! This GAA fundraising event will take place in the Community Centre, Moyvane at 8:00pm.

SCOR; Anyone interested in taking part in Scor na nOg, please contact Tara Mulvihill on 087 610 3393.

BEST WISHES to Bobby Buckley of Derry, Listowel who celebrated his 90th birthday recently.

RETIREMENT Party was held recently for Robert Bunyan who retired from the Tarbert Comprehensive School after 36 years’ service.

IFA Annual meeting will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on 30th Nov. at 8.30pm.

LOTTO: There was no winner of the €2200 jackpot on Friday 23rd November. Numbers drawn were 2, 9, 11, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 were;1. Mike Holly, 24, O’Connells Ave.; 2. Eily Mai Moloney, Knockmeal, Abbeyfeale; 3. Tom & Anne c/o All Star Bar Moyvane; 4. D & M Collins Lisaniska, and 5. Anne & Richard O’Connor, Keylod Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 30th with jackpot up to €2300.

DAY OF REFLECTION: in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Saturday 1st December from 10.30am to 1pm. Led by Fr. Francis Nolan and Fr. Seán Jones. Admission free: Please notify the Parish

Centre if you wish to attend.

DEATH has taken place of Patrick Stackpool Ballinageragh, late of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Listowel. Died on 17/11/2018 Sympathy to His parents, Michael and Josephine and family.

DEATH of Evelyn (Ellen) Scannell, Dromin Hill, Listowel, on the 22nd November 2018 at University Hospital, Kerry. Deeply regretted and sadly missed by her brother Mike, sister Mary, sister-in-law Joan, brother-in-law Frank, nephews Declan, Paudie and Fergus, nieces Margaret and Mary Pia, grandnephews Sean and Ian, grandnieces Arlo, Kate and Penny.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nell O’Carroll, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Phil Scanlon, Bridie Quille, Sr. Goretti Francis Stack, Mark Flaherty, Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Nora Leahy, Birdie Joan Ahern, Ellen Collins, John McMahon, Ann Kissane, Mass Moyvane Monday 26th at 7.30pm for all whose funerals took place in Moyvane Church over the past year; Tuesday 27th at 7.30pm for John and Nora Brandon, Aughrim, their son Eugene and deceased of the Connor Family; Thursday 29th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore, Woodgrove; Fri. 30th at 7.30pm for Kit and Edward Fitzmaurice, Leitrim Middle; Sat 1st at 6pm for Kathleen Stack, Keylod and Sunday 2nd mass for Peggy and Michael Sheehan, Leitrim Middle at 11am. Mass at Knockanure on Wed. 28th at 7.30pm for Deceased on the November List and Mass on Sunday 2nd at 10am for Special Intention (sick)

FUNERALS From Moyvane Church over past year; Hanna Stack, Denis Mulvihill, Mickey Joe Walsh, Jerry Brosnan, Jim Fitzgerald, Baby Jessica O’Connor, Ciss Dore, Brid Flavin, Bridie Moore, Jerry Enright, and David Stack.

ADORATION, Knockanure, Tuesday 10am to 5pm and Moyvane on Wed. 10am to 7pm.

COLLECTION on weekend Dec. 1st and 2nd for Kerry Diocesan Youth Service.

DUAGH CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Sunday Dec. 2nd from 1-5pm in Sports Complex. Over 30 stalls –Kiddies Corner –Crafts –Baking –Raffle etc. All welcome. Contact 087-2684540 or 087-9421862.

MARY Cogan, retired from teaching in Presentation Secondary School, why not tune in to her Just a Thought slot on Radio Kerry at 7.30 and 12.00 noon every weekday, starting November 26 2018

FUNDRAISING BAZAAR – with a difference in aid of Chernobyl Childrens’ Fund. Food, feet and fun! Come check it out. Sunday, 2nd December at Seanchaí Centre, Listowel, 10 – 4pm.

DONKEY Derby; Athea GAA club in conjunction with the underage GAA, the Athea Ladies Football Club and Gaelic for Mothers and Others are holding a fundraising Donkey Derby at The Top of The Town on Saturday night, December 1st at 9p.m. All funds raised will go towards the new lights at the High Field and around the perimeter walking track.

FINUGE RAMBLING HOUSE will be held next Friday night at the thatched cottage at 8.30pm. All welcome.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – The deferred talk on “The Spanish Flu of 1918” by Patricia O’ Connor Ballybunion will take place on Sat. 1st Dec. at the later time of 8pm in the Bridewell, Tarbert. Everybody welcome and cupán tae le fáil.

FUN DAY: Moyvane ICA Family Fun Day’ on Sunday, November 25th from 2pm to 4.30pm.

CONCERT: West Limerick 102fm presents their Winter Concert at the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastle West on Wednesday November 28 at 7.30pm sharp. The doors will open at 6pm

MASS, DINNER & DANCE, ATHEA 5th DECEMBER, Concelebrated Mass in Top of the Town Bar at 12 noon sharp followed by Dinner & Music by Blue Rhythm.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY – The annual Senior Citizens Christmas Party will be held on Sun 2nd Dec. at 12.30pm in the Community Centre, Tarbert. Please give your name to Gabriel McNamara ( 087-9510841 ) or Leslie Pledge ( 087-9243737 ) by Wed. 28th Nov. Music – Stevie Donegan.

BOOK ON SALE: The Treaty Triumph celebrating Limerick’s All Ireland Hurling win is on sale at Ann Lyons’ in the Square Abbeyfeale.

BAKERS REQUIRED: The annual cake sale in aid of Fr. Tim Galvin is on Sunday, December 9 in St. Ita’s Hall from 10-2pm and we’re calling on our usual bakers for their donations to this worthy cause.

COACH TO KNOCK FOR ALL-NIGHT VIGIL. Leaving Deros, Killarney Friday, December 7 at 3pm. Bookings at Deros before December 6. Phone – 064 6631251.

CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE: The annual carol service takes place in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, December 9 from 7pm.

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL: The Fealebridge & Headley’s Bridge Creameries 49th Annual Social will be held at The Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Friday, November 30. Dinner at 8.30 pm. Music by The Neily O’Connor Band. Everyone welcome!

ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR: St Ita’s Hall will be open to all on Friday, November 30 from 11am -3pm where Artisans throughout the area will be displaying the results of their talents in the form of some unusual and unique Art and Craft products. A must go-to Event for anyone interested in and supporting the glorious world of Arts & Crafts. All are Welcome!

CHOIR: Kingdom Gospel Choir, 02 Dec Charity Christmas Concert in the Friary Killarney at 5.30 – donations appreciated!

In the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney, Martina Lehane Sheehan and the Diocesan Choir will an evening of prayer, music and song, beginning at 8pm and concluding at 9pm. Formed for the Papal Mass in August, the Diocesan Choir come together again to help us pray and celebrate as we move into Advent.

SANTA CLAUSE – is coming to town, visit Santa at the Tarbert Bridewell on Sun. 9th Dec. from 3pm to 6pm. Fun and games for all with Mrs. Clause and Santa’s Helpers. There will be a gift for every child. More from Tel 068-36279.

GLÓRACH EVENTS: Bingo takes place every Monday at the usual time of 8.30 pm. On Saturday, December 15, Seán Keane will be coming back to the Glórach for what should be once again a memorable night of song. To book tickets for the latter events, please call 0871383940.

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Hannah, Tony and Siobhan are all set to switch on their fundraising display for 2018. Saturday, November 24. Members of the winning All Ireland teams will be in attendance.

AN ECUMENICAL CAROL SERVICE – will be held in St. Brendan’s Church, Steeple Rd. Tarbert on Thur. 13th Dec. at 7pm. Refreshments will be served immediately afterwards in the Community Centre. All are very welcome.

WEDNESDAY PRAYER Abbeyfeale: Parishioners are invited to gather in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel on Wednesday afternoon at 3p.m to recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet for Vocations to the Priesthood and Religious Life. This prayer meeting will take place every Wednesday.

KNOCK SHRINE 2018 NIGHT VIGIL Fri. December 7th 2018. Coach will leave Listowel @ 4.30pm

Phone (068) 21707 or (087) 3966399.

LIGHT TO REMEMBER MEMORIAL TREE: Kerry Hospice Foundation and University Hospital Kerry are hosting a light to remember memorial Christmas tree ceremony on Sunday 2nd December 2018. The ceremony will commence at 5 p.m.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Mass for the deceased members of Listowel Active Retired in St. Patrick’s Hall Tues. 27th Nov. at 3pm.

KILLOCRIM GROTTO MASS Wednesday 28th November 8pm.

MASS FOR THE DECEASED OF THE PAST 12 MONTHS will take place on Friday night 30th November 2018 at 7.00 p.m. in Listowel.

ABBEYDORNEY CHURCH CONCERT ON Sunday 25th November at 7.30 p.m. featuring Noel Heaslip, Kilflynn Church Choir, Bláithin McKenna, Fr. Pat & Seán Ahern, Thady O’Connor and others. Donations to Sightsavers.

150th ANNIVERSARY: The Church of the Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee was dedicated and first opened in December 1868. To celebrate the 150th anniversary, the 7.00pm vigil Mass on Saturday 8th December will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne. All most welcome.

LISTOWEL WRITERS’ WEEK are delighted to announce An Evening with Diarmaid Ferriter on Friday 30th November at 7pm in the Listowel Arms Hotel Ballroom. Diarmaid will give a key note lecture on his new book On The Edge Ireland’s Off-Shire Islands: More online at

KERRY PARENTS & FRIENDS Presents a Gala Christmas concert in association with Kerry Choral Union on Sunday 16th Dec. in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Tickets from parish office & Whelan’s Shop €10.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE FATIMA Led by Fr. Noel Spring 10th – 17th May 2019. 7 nights Fatima or option of Fatima 5 nights/2 night Lisbon Coast. Fully escorted pilgrimage ex Cork Airport enquires to Premier Travel 021-4277700 or Maureen Harty 066-7131328.

1ST DEC:“A RAYOF HOPE” for people who for various reasons find celebrating Christmas a challenge.

10am —12.30pm incl. tea/coffee. Booking required. Nano Nagle Birthplace 022 26411.

BOOK LAUNCH – ‘Mind the Voice’ by Paddy Creedon is a new book of poems that will be launched in the Tarbert Community Centre on Saturday 1st December at 6.30pm. This card/gift combination is suitable for any occasion and is priced at €15 with all proceeds in aid of the RISE Foundation ( The Dublin launch takes place in Wynn’s Hotel on Wednesday 5th December at 6.30pm. Everybody welcome.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 0667134276 Celebrate Your Faith: Elizabeth Gilmartin, Mon. 26th Nov. 7.30-9.00pm. Profaith: Thady O’Connor, The 7 Powerful Characteristics on Passing on the Faith to your family and friends, Wed. 28th Nov. 7.30pm-9.00pm Advent Retreat: Fr. Gerard McCarthy SVD, Fri. 14th – Sun 16th Dec. Book Now.

ST JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR will be held at KDYS, Denny St, Tralee Fri Nov 30th & Sat Dec 1st at 7.30pm and Sun Dec 2nd at 2.30pm

SWITCHING ON OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: Santa Claus will be arriving in Abbeyfeale on Friday, November 30 at 6pm for the switching on of the Christmas Lights. Secretary of the Christmas lights committee Hilary Collins says that “There will be a variety of Christmas Stalls in the Square following the switching on of the lights”. She also wants to thank everyone from Abbeyfeale, Duagh, Athea, Templeglantine, Tournafulla, Mountcollins, Rockchapel, Brosna and Knocknagoshel who came out last year for the big switch on and she hopes to see everyone again this year. All are welcome! “

HARNETT INTERNATIONAL REUNION 2019: Calling all Harnetts based West Limerick, North Cork and North Kerry. We are well into planning for our big weekend next July and we’d love you to get involved and be there to meet up with people from all over the world who share your DNA. We have a dedicated email address which you can use to get in touch; HarnettReunion2019 You can follow developments on our FB page too.

TOWN PARK: At a meeting of Abbeyfeale Town Park Committee on Monday night last, it was reported that two husky dogs had been in the park on Sunday and had attacked park users and their dogs.

GO FOR LIFE GAMES LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE Go for Life Games are designed for older adults in the local community to create opportunities to take part in health enhancing physical activities while also enjoying a fun social atmosphere. The games include favourite activities such as bowling, throwing and lobbing target games. Listowel Community Centre are hosting a games morning on Tuesday 27th November. Date: Tuesday, November 27th, 2018 Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 Noon (light refreshment provided) Venue: Listowel Community Centre Cost: 3 Euro To book your place please contact: Listowel Community Centre:

Phone 068 22244 Places are limited to 30 participants so please book early.

SAVE THE DATE! You are invited to a Faith Conference in the Town Hall Mitchelstown on Our Lady’s Great Feast, Saturday December 8th, from 9.30am to 3.30pm. The theme is: how Our Lady has preserved and helped the faith to flourish in Ireland in challenging times, and how she can do this once again. Speakers include Fr Eamonn McCarthy (Radio Maria),

PIETA HOUSE: “Christmas Carol Extravaganza” featuring The Oliver Hurley School of Musical Theatre and the Siamsa Tíre National Folk Theatre Choir plus special guests. Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church Upper Rock Street at 7.30pm on Sunday December 2nd.

‘O HOLY NIGHT’: Kerry Choral Union and Duhallow Choral Society Gala Christmas

Concert. Sunday December 9th in St. John’s Church at 7.30pm. Guest soloists Miriam

Murphy, Soprano and Paula Murrihy, Mezzo-Soprano.

NEW BOOKLET ON ST. JOHN’S CHURCH: the publication of a new booklet entitled: ‘Church of St. John the Baptist, Tralee -A Visitors Guide’. This forty-page colour illustrated booklet Copies available at €5.00 at the Parish Centre.

FAIR: Annual Glin Christmas Craft Fair, Saturday 1st December: If you are interested in having a table at the Christmas Market in Ceol Corbraí Hall please contact John Healy on 087 123 7950. Book early to avoid disappointment, spaces are going fast.

CHOIR: St. Fergus’ National School: is holding a Carol Service in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday 5th December at 7.00 p.m. All welcome

LECTURE: Presented by Dr. Christopher Ridgway, Curator Castle Howard

NEHGS, 99-101 Newbury Street, Boston, MA

Dr. Christopher Ridgway, curator at Castle Howard, will be speaking about the stately English country house in North Yorkshire whose construction began in 1699, and has, for more than 300 years, been the private residence of the descendants of Thomas Howard, 4th Duke of Norfolk. Castle Howard is one of Britain’s finest historic houses and gardens, and it has appeared in many television programs and films including Brideshead Revisited.

Among the treasures of Castle Howard that Dr. Ridgway will speak about is the Morpeth Roll, a unique document, more than 1,370 feet long, comprised of 652 pieces of paper containing the signatures of over 160,000 people across Ireland in 1841. It was a parting gift for George Howard, Viscount Morpeth, when he left his post as Chief Secretary for Ireland. The Morpeth Roll is a genealogical gem that contains information that predates the Great Famine and substitutes for Irish censuses lost to the civil war.

FOREIGN TRIP: On Top of the World

by Domhnall de Barra

I often wondered what it would be like on top of the world and last week I eventually found out. I was in Switzerland with Noreen for a few days visiting our grandson Daniel who is working over there in some hi tech job that pays loads of money. Good for him!! Anyway, it was a whole new experience and a trip I won’t forget in a hurry. We flew into Zurich airport and headed south to Biel where we had a lovely pent house flat for the duration. Biel is a beautiful old city that hasn’t changed much over the centuries. It has kept all the wonderful architecture and replicated it in the most recent buildings so that they fit in seamlessly with what is already there. You can get a sense of history just walking along the streets especially those with the towers that house clocks that not only tell the time but also the day of the week, month and astrological signs and all this without a wire or a battery. I was also impressed by the cleanliness of the place and the way they live. On Sunday mornings, for instance, you can’t use a bottle bank because the noise of the bottles breaking inside might upset the neighbours sleep! Public transport is everywhere with streets full of electric buses and trams but also conventional buses which cuts down on the traffic and makes getting around very simple. We travelled to Lucerne on Thursday which was about an hour and a half’s drive. Lucerne sits on the famous lake at the foot of the Alps and has to be seen to be appreciated. We got on to a train, a very funny looking one because the back was about twice the height of the front, that took us slowly up Mount Pilatus at an angle of 50%. The seats are angled so we were sitting as normal. The train travelled on two rails with a raised rail in the middle that had cogs on both sides that connected to the train’s engine and ground its way upwards. I am not great at heights so it was a bit scary at first looking down sheer falls but I soon got used to it and I was spellbound by the majestic mountain face and the trees and vegetation as we climbed higher. Almost at the top there was a mountain goat grazing between huge boulders oblivious to the staring crowds. How do they live and survive so high up in such treacherous terrain? We reached the top and got out on a viewing platform and it literally took the breath away, firstly with the shock of the cold weather and then with the scenery that could be seen on all sides. It was 15°at ground level that day but it was snow and ice at the top even though the sun was shining. I wonder what it would be like in winter. We were supposed to come down in a cable car but it was out of service on that day so we boarded our little train again and headed down. The place has a beauty all of its own and we were so lucky with the weather. The next day we went to Berne which is the capital, another old city with marvellous views and great buildings. There are plenty of shops and cafes but they are expensive. Petrol is €1.75 a litre in the cheaper garages and clothes cost about double what they do here. Food is also very expensive but there is a great variety to suit every taste (except bacon and cabbage). We went to where Daniel works in Solothurn to sample more of the country and again were suitably impressed. I’d like to say I went skiing but I don’t have the guts for that nowadays because I am afraid that if I fell I would be a bit like Humpty Dumpty and couldn’t be put back together again! All in all it was a wonderful few days and we were lucky to have Daniel who stayed with us all the time as our personal guide – way to go!

We flew out with Aer Lingus, who charged an arm and a leg for everything so we were pleasantly surprised , coming home with Swiss Air, to be given breakfast free on board and a gift of Swiss chocolate to take away, and all at a cheaper price.

I was annoyed twice on the way home. At the airport we were sitting at the gate waiting to board when a well dressed, middle-aged couple came up and sat on two of the three seats reserved for the disabled even though there were plenty vacant farther back. Then, we did a bit of shopping on the way home at Super Valu in Abbeyfeale. I was sitting in the car when a 182 Transit van drove into the parking lot, passed out several spaces and pulled up in the disabled space by the door. Two heavy men got out and waddled into the shop to emerge some time later with a bunch of flowers each.

Presentation Day Choir Tralee Nov 2018

Presentation Sisters and friends of Nano Nagle, all over the world, celebrate the Feast of the Presentation of Mary in the Temple on the 21st November each year.

We wish all of our Presentation schools in CEIST and the wider community a Happy Presentation Day.

Brief History of Nano Nagle

Nano Nagle wanted to help the poor she saw around her in Cork. Determined to help to educate them, both to improve their lives and to deepen their faith, in spite of the dangers she faced because of the Penal Laws, she opened her first school in 1754 with an enrollment of thirty-five girls in a two-room cabin.


Concert held at St Marys Church Listowel Nov 2018 in support of Day Care for Older People is a non-residential facility that supports the health, nutritional, social and daily living needs of the older adult in a professionally staffed group setting.

It also offers caregivers a break from their duties while knowing their loved ones are being looked after. It you want to help contact.

USA: President Trump, with the help of the Republican House and Senate, has an impressive list of 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, culminating in the confirmation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh

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