knockanuare notes -September 2nd 2018

COMMUNITY Centre Knockanure: Rambling House on the 6th September at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at 086-3090948.

ACTIVE: The next social day for the Active Retirement takes place on Monday 10th September. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome.

If attending it is important to please ring office on 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Friday 7th September at 10am. To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

WELL in Ballyheigue on September 8th, many from parish attends.

ADULT SET DANCING: for beginners with Timmy Woulfe on Monday Sept 3rd at 8pm in the Marian Hall.

POST OFFICE; A petition will be available at all Masses on weekend 8th/9th September.

JAMES FOGARTY’S Ring of Kerry Cycle: This year it was for St. Mary of the Angels, Beaufort, the amount collected €14,780. James wishes to thank the following: All the businesses in the area and beyond who took sponsorship cards, those who had cake sales or who contributed in any way. In particular, James wishes to thank Eilish Perryman from Listowel who collected €11,300 on his behalf for the St. Mary of the Angels.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9600 jackpot on Friday 31st August. Numbers drawn were 10, 22, 25, and 31.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Margaret O’Sullivan, Trien; 2. Tom Condon, Aughrim Moyvane; 3. Noelle Devlin, Tarbert; 4. Denise Shine, Cahirdown Wood, and 5. Amanda O’Connor, Keylod. Next draw is to be held on Friday 7th September with jackpot rising to €9700.

WELCOME to all who make the annual trip to the Listowel Races.

MOYVANE COMMUNITY SPORTS HALL: Due to the upgrading of the electrical system.

The AGM will be held on Wednesday Sept 5th, at 8pm in the hall. All welcome.

DEATH took place on 26th August 2018 of Bridie Moore (née Culhane) Glenalappa, Moyvane, And formerly of Ballinagoul, Glin. Wife of the late Ned Moore, survived by her sons Tom and Pat, daughters-in-law Mairéad and Bríd, her four grandchildren Bridget, Nicola, Edward and Thomas, her brother Mick Culhane. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Wednesday 29th August. Burial afterwards at Murhur Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Charles Guilin, Martin Jordan, Tom Ned Fitzgerald, Dan Foley, Paul Collins, Sheila Barry, Nora McCarthy, Jimmy McCarthy, John pat Ryan, Ned Stack, Ando Brosnan. Mass Moyvane: Fri 7th at 7.30pm for Stephen & Mary Roche, Glin Road & Bedford; Sat 8th at 7.30pm for Patrick Brosnan, Moyvane South, and Sun 9th Mass at 11.00am for Mick & Nora Roche, Glin Road.

Mass Knockanure on Sunday 9th September at 10.00am for Kitty Murphy, Kilmorna & her husband Jackie.

THE ROSARY: will be recited at the Grotto Moyvane to celebrate Our Lady’s birthday on Saturday 8th September at 7:10pm (before mass). We will pray the Rosary as a special intention for vocations. All welcome.

PADRE PIO Evening Mass Listowel beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION: Annual Church Gate collection on weekend September 8th /9th. All proceeds will help provide services for people with an intellectual disability. ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP: monthly meeting takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday September 11th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

LISTOWEL PADRE PIO PRAYER GOURP PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 16th September, at 7.30am. contact Bernadette on 0876019474.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT Meetings resumes on 4th September in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.30pm. New members welcome.

DUGGAN Family held their re-union at the Arms Hotel recently.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday September 11th at 12.30pm. All welcome.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018: We welcome our Holy Father Pope Francis who attended the WMOF2018. It is a very special weekend for our country and all Catholics in the world as over 45,000 celebrated WMOF2018 at the RDS. This is an International gathering, which takes place once every three years. 11,000 people travelled from 116 countries to be present.


Ballyheigue Pattern Day: Sat., Sept. 8th Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre, 1.00pm-4.00pm.

Annual Gathering for Parish Contact People: Wed., Sept. 12th 7.30pm-9.30pm.

Fall Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic: What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course, Wednesdays – beginning Sept. 19th.

Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieving Parents USA, Sat, Sept 29th, 9.00am-6.00pm. to register or call 7125129.

SEASON OF CREATION: “Be part of the solution to plastic pollution: See, Judge, Act!” An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wednesday 19th September @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. Everyone welcome.

BALLYLONGFORD / TARBERT CCE – Would you like to learn to play traditional Irish music or learn how to play the guitar and sing? If so registration for this year’s classes will be on the Sept. 7th from 7pm to 8.30pm at St. Oliver’s National School Ballylongford. Teachers will be present to answer any questions you may have. Beginners to advanced students will be catered for. Classes will then commence on the Sept. 21st.

KERRY EMIGRANT SUPPORT GROUP; Thank you to all who contributed to the collection in both Moyvane and Knockanure. Amount collected was €579.40.

NORTH KERRY POSITIVE AGEING DAY – takes place on Sunday 23rd September at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15pm to 6pm. The day will consist of workshops – (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Árd Churam Choir and Dancing!! Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit at Árd Churam. Prizes Galore – worth in excess of €1,000! Contact Mairead on 086- 8696341 for information and transport arrangements.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: The Wednesday Club are hosting a fundraising tea dance in Fr. Casey’s Club House on Sunday September 9 from 3- 6pm.

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE – Grandparents Pilgrimage Sunday 9th September. Coach Departs : Killarney 7am (Cathedral), Tralee 7:30am (Bus Station), Listowel 8am (The Square) and Abbeyfeale 8:15am (The Church) Contact 066-7180123.

FAREWELL PARTY IN HONOUR OF FR. BERNARD HEALY: A Farewell Party in his honour will be held in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Friday 14th September at 8.00pm.

CHORAL UNION OPEN NIGHT: If you would like to give singing with Kerry’s biggest choir a trial, come along to our open night on Wed 5th September in Collis Sandes House, Oakpark, Tralee at 7.30pm

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S National Conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Saturday, September 22nd from 10am –4pm.

REPORT from locals who attended the World Meeting of Families in Dublin; Shane Hanrahan, the Hill, was present in Dublin and he writes as follows:

“It was a truly and memorable experience to have attended the World Meeting of Families Congress in the RDS Dublin last week and to have attended my first ever Papal Mass in the Phoenix Park on Sunday last. To hear Pope Francis Celebrate, Preach and give his blessing at the Mass was so enlivening and inspirational”.

Mary Donovan, Glin Road, was also present and writes:

“Being a Volunteer at the World Meeting of Families 2018 was indeed a great joy. The people I encountered in the RDS, Croke Park and the Phoenix Park revealed the spirit of kindness, patience and tolerance which is latent in so many. From grandparents, parents, young adults, teenagers, and children flowed a stream of goodwill which culminated each afternoon (Wed, Thurs, Fri) in the celebration of Mass at 4.30 p.m. in the show jumping arena. The people who attended the Croke Park concert exuded serenity, joy and great humour as we shared the gifts and talents of the participants from around the world in the company of Pope Francis. People walked so patiently with elderly parents and young children in the rain to the Papal Mass. Joy radiated from the depths of the souls of people from Argentina, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Great Britain and Africa. Unfortunately, this joy may have been suppressed by the media in Ireland, but was unashamedly released with new found confidence by people seeking and searching for Truth, Beauty and Kindness. A people who try to lead on a daily basis lives of faith guided by Jesus and the Word of God”.

Another person told me about high security at the pro cathedral on Saturday – they had to get Garda clearance and tickets to gain entry. It was very well organised on the day.

The pope was very pragmatic and he spoke very well in the cathedral. There were over 350 couples in attendance some couples were married over 50 years. There were also young couples with new-borns and the pope addressed the congregation when a baby cried he said it was like music.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 12th to 19th September, departing from Shannon. Bus connection from Tralee. Contact 087 665 4296 for further details.

PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy

from 21st—28th September.

COFFEE: Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236 to collect your coffee. Or alternatively you can log on to

WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE ON ‘ZERO WASTE’ & ‘INVASIVE SPECIES’: West Limerick Resources invites you to attend two free workshops, this September, in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. ‘Zero Waste’: a workshop on highlighting and reducing unnecessary waste, on Monday, September 10, at 7:30pm. ‘Invasive Species’: a workshop on identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm. To register your place please contact Elaine, at West Limerick Resources,edillon or 069 66296. All are welcome to attend.

ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET: The Men’s Shed hope to attend the Farmers’ Market on Friday, September 7 with a selection of handmade goods. Jon, Morgan, Seamus, Helga and I as well as the members of the Men’s shed look forward to your welcome support.

CHALLENGE: The 5th Annual event will take place on Saturday, October 20, starting at Dromtrasna National School, Abbeyfeale. The Dromtrasna Challenge offers a unique opportunity to all members of the community to get involved through our 2K Kids Run, 4K Walk/Run and 10K Run.

NEWS: There is going to be another Harnett Reunion and this time it’s going International! It will be based at the Devon Inn Hotel on the weekend of July 11-14 next year.

GROTTO: Kerry Champion 14 August 1954

Consecration of Listowel Shrine erected at O’Connell’s Avenue, Listowel. Erected by voluntary labour. Statue and railings were donated. Subscriptions were mainly from the residents, all the organising committee are from the Avenue. (See paper for full report, blessing on Sunday next)

Kerry Champion 21 August 1954

Beautiful Grotto at O’Connell’s Avenue was blessed by P J Canon Brennan, P.P. V.F accompanied by two curates Frs Dillon and Moore. Windows in the avenue were also decorated. (see paper for more)

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, September 04, 1954; Section: Front page, Page: 1

Bishop’s Visit to Listowel

Most Rev. Doctor Moynihan, Bishop of Kerry visited Listowel on Friday evening last and went to O’Connell’s Avenue to see the Marian Year shrine which has been erected there. His Lordship was accompanied by Canon Brennan who blessed the shrine on August 16th last.

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, February 19, 1955; Page: 2

A BEAUTIFUL Marian Shrine, designed on the lines of the famous Grotto of Lourdes and erected by voluntary labour, was unveiled and blessed at Killocrim, North Kerry, on Sunday afternoon by Very Rev. Pater Canon O’Sullivan, P.P., V.F., Listowel Assisted by Rev. T. Moore, C.C., Listowel. A large attendance witnessed the ceremony.( a procession was held before the blessing, see paper for more details)

In charge of the shrine was a committee of which Mrs. Elizabeth O’Halloran is Chairman and Mr. John Beasley Secretary, the other members being:— Miss Margaret Cronin, Mrs. J. Beasley, Miss Mary Griffin; Mrs. T . Hayes, Mrs. Corridan . Messrs Sean Hayes, John Kissane, Michael Hennessy, Timothy Griffin Dermot Hayes, Moss Purtill, Garrett Stack, Timothy Lynch, jack Neville, Eddie Harnett, James Hennessey.

The builder and designer of the shrine was Mr. Jack Enright, St. Marys, Dromerin, Listowel.

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, May 07, 1955; Page: 2

BLESSING OF GROTTO AT BANEMORE, LIXNAW , On Sunday last by Rev. James O’Keeffe, C.C. assisted by Rev D Hickey C.C. Rev N Browne P. P., was also present.

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, 14.05.1955, page 1

At Annual meeting of Ballylongford Muintir na Tire, the chairman Mr J Walsh NT, thanked all who helped financially and otherwise to provide the beautiful Marian Grotto.

WORLD MEETING OF FAMILIES 2018: We welcome our Holy Father Pope Francis who attended the WMOF2018. It is a very special weekend for our country and all Catholics in the world as over 45,000 celebrated WMOF2018 at the RDS. This is an International gathering, which takes place once every three years. 11,000 people travelled from 116 countries to be present.

World Meeting of Families.

WMF 23 August 2018

BRINGING BACK THE SHOWBANDS CONCERT returns to Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex on Thursday next 30th Aug.

Duagh Concert 30 Aug 2018

Dingle half and full marathon took place around the spectacular Dingle Peninsula on Saturday 1st September 2018.

The course consists of a Half Marathon (13.1 miles) and a Full Marathon (26.2 miles) which traverse the spectacular Dingle Peninsula. This is a ‘must do’ event in one of Ireland’s must beautiful locations on Slea Head with the course designed for runners and walkers to enjoy its breath taking scenery and beautiful rugged coastline. This is the only day in the year when vehicular traffic is removed from Slea Head immersing runners in the natural beauty of the Dingle Peninsula on the Wild Atlantic Way.

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Preview YouTube video World Meeting Families 23 August 2018

World Meeting Families 23 August 2018

Preview YouTube video Duagh Showband Concert part 1 August 2018

Duagh Showband Concert part 1 August 2018

Preview YouTube video Dingle Marathon September 2018

Dingle Marathon September 2018

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