knockanuare notes September 28th 2019

DANCING WITH NORELLA:  starting Wednesday 2nd October in Knockanure Community Centre at 8.15pm.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 3rd October at 8pm.  All welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Ann 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Monday 14th October.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome.   If attending it is important to please ring office on 49799.  New members welcome.

MOYVANE ICA:  wishes to acknowledge receipt of grant allocation of €759 from Community Enhancement Programme (Kerry County Council) which will be used to purchase equipment, which will be used for functions, which they will host in The Marian Hall.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE MEETING AGM on Monday 30th Sept at 8.30pm in the Marian Hall.  All members to attend.  New members welcome.

 ST. PADRE PIO devotions Listowel, on Friday (4th). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Trenching and ducting will continue on the Trien Road on Monday the 30th September under a full road closure from 8am to 6pm Monday to Friday . The road will be fully re opened in the evenings and at weekends.  Contact Pádraig on 086/6072159.  Works will continue next week on the Moyvane Road from Sheehan’s cross under a road closure.  Access will be maintained for residents affected by closure, but no through traffic.  Contact Vince Sugrue on 087/9980226.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €6,300 jackpot on Friday 27th September. Numbers drawn were 5, 12, 27, and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Teresa Collins, Lisaniska; 2. Tara & Joseph, Kilmorna; 3. Mary Daughton, Duagh;4. Agatha Barrett, Athea, and 5. Michael Lynch, Taxi. Next draw on Friday October 4th with jackpot €6,400.

PUBLIC MEETING:  re: establishment of N/E Kerry Cardiac First Responders Network on 10th Oct at 8pm in Murhur NS Moyvane.  National Ambulance Liaison will be in attendance to inform & register applicants.

Local CFR & CPR/AED Course dates available on the night.  All welcome!

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane U14 North Kerry Champions on a win over Listowel Emmets in the Division 1 Final, winning on a score of Moyvane 2-12, Emmets 2-9.

STARS in their Eyes Show; rehearsals are under way and keep November 30th free as a great nights entertainment is expected from Moyvane GAA.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patsy Byrne, Gerard Relihan, Peg Flaherty, Tom Flavin, Matty Quinn, Patsy Fogarty, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan, Sheila Carmody, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Denis Flaherty, Mai Mullane, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, Sr, Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Mass Moyvane; Mon 30th at 7.30pm for Mikey Joe Enright, The Village; Wed  2nd at 9.30am Murhur N.S. – beginning of year Mass.  All welcome; Thurs  3rd  at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, The Hill; Sat 5th at 7.30pm for Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod, and Mass on Sun 6th at 11.00am for Joe O’Connor, Kilbaha. Mass at Knockanure on Sun 6th at 10.00am for Michael McCullough, Cork (1st Anni).

ROSARY DURING OCTOBER: Pray the Rosary in your homes during the month of October. Rosary before Masses.  Saturday Vigil Mass 7.30pm – Rosary at 7.10pm.  Knockanure Sunday Mass 10am – Rosary at 9.40am. Moyvane Sunday Mass 11am – Rosary at 10.40am.

HOLY WELL Lixnaw, Mass on Monday 30th Sept., at noon and at 7.30 pm, for feast day of St. Michael the Archangel. This well has many special healing properties.

FOOD: Dingle Food Festival runs from Fri 4th Oct – Sun 6th Oct 2019

OLD PEOPLE: North Kerry Positive Ageing Day Sun. 6th Oct from 1.30pm in Listowel Community Centre- talks, food and a tea dance with The Singing Jarvey. Contact your local active retirement group or Mairead Hanlon on 086 8696341.

JAMES FOGARTY  would sincerely like to thank all who sponsored him for the Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle.  Through your generosity €1,735 was given to Aras Mhuire Nursing Home.

MOYVANE TIDY TOWNS:  Any old flower pots that you are not using can be collected or dropped off.

Contact Mary Donovan on 087/2429183.

CONGRATULATIONS to Maggie Large, Rachel Stokes and Willie Guiney, who took part in the recent Listowel Endurance Festival.

CONVENT Listowel; Our Open Evening for Students wishing to enroll for the Academic Year 2020-2021 will take place on Wednesday 2nd October 2019;

Junior All Ireland Winning Camogie Team; Past pupil Jackie Horgan and Team Captain Niamh Leen visited the School with the Kathleen Mills Cup which they won on the 8th September. Well done to all the team on their historic win in Croke Park.

JOURNAL: We have decided to go ahead with the Athea Journal again this year if we can get enough material in. We ask all individuals, clubs, community groups etc to please send in material and photographs to us in ample time so that we would be ready to print in early November.  Late copy will not be accepted under any circumstances.

RUNS/ WALKS; Athea Runs/Walks Faster in Stripes!

As part of the fundraising weekend, we are organising a Coffee Morning on Friday, October 4th to take place at Con Colbert Hall at 9.30 am and a 5K & Fun Run /Walk on Sunday, October 6th, with registration open at Con Colbert Hall from 11am.

GENEALOGY Classes with Gerard Greaney began on Thursday night, September 26, at Desmond College, Newcastle West. People interested in tracing their relatives can phone 069-62205, to book a place.

ABBEYSIDE PLAYERS:  New members welcome.  Contact Merce on 087 2053051.  Rehearsals of Frank Carney’s The Righteous are Bold will commence shortly.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  Develop your speaking skills at West Limerick Toastmasters.  First and third Wednesday of the month September – June in the Desmond Complex from 8 – 10pm.  New members welcome.  Contact Charles 087 7972855.

JOSEPHINE’S SET DANCING CLASSES:  Autumn has arrived and set dancing classes at Fr. Casey’s  have started on Wednesday nights with Josephine.   8pm for beginners followed by improvers at 8.45pm.  Contact 0879267037.

SALE OF PRODUCE:  As Pope Francis has designated October an Extraordinary Month of Mission  there will be a sale of home baking, vegetables and jams after the two Sunday Masses on Sunday, October 13 with proceeds being shared between an orphanage in India in the diocese that our curate Fr. Shoji comes from and Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan.

OPEN NIGHT AT COLAISTE IDE AGUS IOSEF: The Open night for Sixth Class students will be on Tuesday, October 8. Parents and students are welcome from 6.50 pm and tours of the school will begin at 7.00 pm. The Principal will address parents at 7.45 pm and this will cover all the relevant topics about enrolling in school.   You can enrol that evening or further enrolment will take place on Saturday, October 12 from 9.30 – 11.30 am To enrol you will need to provide a copy of the student’s birth certificate and proof of their PPSN number.

MOYVANE TIDY TOWNS:  Any old flower pots that you are not using can be collected or dropped off.

Contact Mary Donovan on 087/2429183.

 COMING SOON CHAT-TEA HOUR    Have a free hour, fancy a cuppa and a chat with company, then come to Listowel Family Resource Centre and be greeted by the Social Prescribing Coordinator. Chat-tea hour is starting Wednesday 2nd October from 11.30am to 12.30pm and will continue every Wednesday for anyone who wants to get out of the house and not exercise. Cost €1.00 towards tea/coffee/biscuits. For more information please contact the Family Resource Centre on (068) 23584.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC LESSONS with Anne McAuliffe recommencing in the Seanchai on Wednesday 2nd October, 2019 from 3.00. Info 087/6736337.

ANNUAL ‘WELLBEING FOR MOTHERHOOD’ event will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday, October 9 from 10.30am, A variety of topics will be covered by a number of keynote speakers including; Dr Louise McEntee will address the issue of infant mental health, Mary Collins will speak on the topic of ensuring balance and support for your child , while a car seat expert will speak about how to properly secure your child in your car and community dietitian Caitriona Mulhearn will focus on the topic of weaning your baby.

Registration for this free event is essential and free goodie bags will be provided on the day, For further details and to book your place contact 068 23584.

BISHOP RAY invites all who have worked in the missions to an evening of celebration on Tuesday 22nd October at 8 p.m. in St. Johns Parish centre Tralee: 064 6632644.

WEST LIMERICK MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION:  Noelle Crehan Nutritional Therapist with a talk entitled ‘Mind your Mood’   and Colman Noctor a child and adolescent psychotherapist with St. Patrick’s Mental Health Services with a ‘keen interest in the effects of contemporary media on child development and mental health’ are the key speakers at a seminar in the Longcourt Hotel NCW on Tuesday, October 8 sponsored by West Limerick Mental Health Association.  Doors open 7pm.  Light refreshments served.  Admission free.  Everyone welcome.

LISTOWEL BRIDGE CLUB Are starting beginners classes in the Family Resource Centre on Monday 7th October at 7.30pm. for more information please contact Maria O Connor on 087-7554996 or Marie Galvin on 086-0817407.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE 2019:  Dromtrasna Challenge 2019 in aid of Milford Care Centre and St. Ita’s Day Care Centre Abbeyfeale takes place on Saturday, October 19. The event consists of a 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk, 5K and 10K chip timed runs. Finisher medals for participants in all events.

MEMORIAL CONCERT:  Kathy Casey Byrne Memorial Concert  in aid of Mid Western Cancer Foundation & Irish Youth  Foundation.  The Concert will take place at St. Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Friday, October 4 @ 7.30 p.m.   Concert produced by Fr. Tim Curtin, Sean Moriarty & Theresa Doyle Mc Mahon.  Fr. Tony has some tickets on sale.

CRAFTY CORNER:  If you would like to practice your knitting and crochet or are a beginner willing to learn the craft then come along to our classes which resume Tuesday October 1 at St Ita’s hall from 7 – 9pm. The painting group are also back on October 1 from 11am – 1pm. in St. Ita’s Hall, All welcome.

DAY FOR LIFE:  on Sunday 6th October.  This is celebrated annually by the Catholic Church in Ireland,

Scotland and Wales.  It is a day dedicated to raising awareness of the meaning and value of human life at every stage and at every condition.  The theme this year focuses on the ‘Scourge of Domestic Abuse’.  Please take leaflets at the back of both Churches for more information or

GLÓRACH:   Local Trad Group Fuinneamh will burst onto the stage at Glórach on Friday, October 5 at 8pm.  Eibhlín Broderick will share the stage as a special guest singer.  Bookings 0871383940 or [email protected]

CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER Abbeyfeale:  Articles and photos are invited to [email protected] before November 20 for inclusion in the Christmas newsletter.

HORSE FAIR: The Great October Horse Fair at Ballinasloe and its associated festival lasts for about a week, this year running from Saturday 28th September to Sunday 6th October.

 SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened on Main St .  All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /[email protected] or look them up on Facebook.

CONCERT IN AID OF SUICIDE AWARENESS:   Red Hurley, Dickie Rock, Susan McCann, Owen Mac, Kathy Durkin, Shaun O’Dowd, Emily Clarke and Micheal Collins will all perform in  the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Thursday, October 3.  Doors open 7pm, show 8pm, tickets €30.  A donation will be made to Pieta House.  Further information from 061 605100.

POKER RUN:  Shannon Gleeson says “I’m holding a poker run on Sunday, September 29 in aid of the Hope Foundation.  I am going to Kolkata in March 2020 and in order to go we have to fundraise roughly €3000. The Poker run is starting in Jack O’Rourkes Bar Abbeyfeale , Registration is at 10:30am and there is a prize for the best hand .

NUNS: 200th Anniversary of the FCJ order is now being celebrated. It was founded in France in 1820 by Marie Madeleine a mother and widow, they came to Laurel Hill in 1845. Their official name is Congregation of the Faithful Companions of Jesus.

TALK: The Canonisation of Blessed John Henry Newman will take place on October 13th in Rome. Fr Jim Sheehy will offer two talks as a preparation for the event, in Benner’s Hotel, Dingle at 8pm on: Tuesday 1st of October: John Henry Newman – His quest for the truth. Tuesday 8th of October: John Henry Newman – Champion of the Laity.

All are welcome

KNOCK: day in Honour of Our Lady Sat. 5th Oct in Knock Shrine starts 10am with Praise & Worship in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel; 3pm Pilgrimage Mass followed by testimony, food & music in Rest & Care Centre finishing with Holy Hour to pray for our Priests, Bishops & their Dioceses.  To book a seat on subsidised bus (€10, Booking Essential) please contact Human Life International, Knock on 094 9375993 or email: [email protected]

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO SAN GIOVANNI ROTONDO & ROME Date -27th – 2nd Nov. 2019. 7 Nights from Dublin. €895pps. For more information contact Bernadette Hanrahan 087 6019474 or

MARRIED: Retrouvaille – A Lifeline for Married Couples: Do you want to improve the communication with your spouse? Do you feel lost, alone or bored in your marriage? Are you hurt, frustrated or angry with your spouse? The Retrouvaille programme can help marriages at all stages to improve communication & learn tools and skills for a happy marriage.

Next programme starts 4th – 6th October 2019. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, text or call 086 413 5440, or email [email protected] or visit

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION INVITATION you are invited to a Special Information meeting in the Heights Hotel, Killarney Saturday 12th October at 11.30am. Timetable: 10.45am. registration / refreshments, 11.30am. to 12.30am. Information meeting (starting promptly). Contact Brendan Cleary on 086-1027411 or email [email protected] . Reserve a place by Friday 4th October 2019.

COSTAL ROSARY FOR LIFE, FAITH AND LOVE: Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October  13that  2.30pm.  To register a location  call  087  278  6552  or    visit OCTOBER MENTAL HEALTH WEEK: An information evening on Mental Health, with guest speakers,  on Friday October 11thfrom 7.30—9.30pm in the Grand Hotel. Admission free.

 SIGNPOSTS  FOR  OUR  TIMES: A  workshop  to nourish  the  spirit  using    stories,  themes  and images  from  the  life  of  John  Moriarty. Meadowlands Hotel, Saturday 5th of October 10am to 4pm. Cost €35. Booking essential. Telephone 085 7791210 or email [email protected].

WOMEN IN  RECOVERY: for women who want to live their best lifeafter alcohol and drug dependence. Starts on October 14th in Tralee and runs for 6 weeks. Limited places are available and booking is essential. Contact Eileen on 087 6402715  to  book  your  place  or  visit

PAPERS: Pilot, Volume 36, Number 16, 19 April 1873

Balloon Trip to Ireland.—An adventurous American aeronaut, Professor Donaldson, intends this summer to cross the Atlantic to Ireland in a large balloon. The machine will weigh about 2000 lbs., will contain 208,000 feet of gas, with two small reservoirs to provide against leakage, and electric arrangements for light.


 Irish Children In London.—The ninetieth anniversary festival of the above benevolent society, established for the education and maintenance of poor Irish children resident in London, took place on St. Patrick’s evening at Willis’s Rooms where a large number of noblemen and gentlemen sat down to a sumptuous repast. His Royal Highness Prince Arthur, K. G., K., K. P., &c., presided. A large number of subscriptions were announced, including 100 guineas from her Majesty and 30 L from his Royal Highness the President. From the list it appeared that her Majesty has given altogether 3630 L. An effective choir was in attendance, and an excellent selection of popular Irish songs were rendered and a pleasant evening was spent.

The Peat Question.—At a meeting of the members of the Royal Dublin Society, held recently in their house, Kildare street, the chair was occupied by Mr. Howard Grubb, C. E. The first communication brought before the meeting was by Alexander MacDonnell, the subject being “Notes on Peat.” The paper dealt with the different descriptions of peat made in Belgium, of which he found the density to correspond with that found in the bogs of Ireland. One cubic foot of peat was found to be equal to 8.7 lbs. of German peat, and varied from 6 to 12 lbs per cubic foot. Peat in some parts of Germany was dried in sheds, a process which he believed to be very expensive. He explained at length the most approved methods for the production of compressed peat, and expressed his belief that a satisfactory solution of the question of compression would be the making of a great part of the West of Ireland.——-en-20–21–txt-txIN-quinn+aged+100+years-—–

Boston Pilot (1838-1857), Volume 19, Number 36, 6 September 1856

Poets and Beer; The house in which Moore was born is now a whiskey shop; Burn’s native cottage is a public house; Shelly’s house at Great Marlow, is a beer shop; the spot where Scott was born is occupied by a building used for a similar purpose; and even Coleridge’s residence at Nether Stowey, the very’ house in which the poet composed his sweet “Ode to the Nightingale,” is now an ordinary beer house. A house also in which James Montgomery lived for forty years at Sheffield is now a beer shop.

Lixnaw Blessed Well



With this exhibition, Clare Artist, Tomás O’Maoldomhnaigh hopes to inspire people so they might connect with nature. In 2018 Tomás visited Nambia, Botswana and Zambia and this exhibition is a celebration of the nature and landscape of these marvellous wild places.


Directed by Marcus H. Rosenmüller, The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy. In association with Access Cinema.


The Shaskeen Céili Band have a great show in celebration of traditional music. From the Oxford Tavern in Kentish town to the Village Theatre, Carrabane, on a 47-year musical journey, the traditional Irish band Shaskeen is taking to the highways and byways on a nationwide concert tour. Featuring Tom Cussen on banjo and mandolin, Eamonn Cotter on tin whistle and flute, Pat Costello on vocals and bouzouki, Geraldine Cotter on keyboard and many more.


Fee Fi Fo Fum! It’s a giant of a show, we’d love you to come! This classic fairytale gets the Lyngo treatment with lots of surprises and beautiful images they tell the gripping story of Jack, a boy who sells his cow for 5 magic beans and finds himself in the land above the clouds! It’s a show for the over 3’s (and their giants) with something for everyone – enormous shoes, tiny houses, showers of silver and gold and a big, leafy explosion! More from 068 22566.

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