knockanuare notes- Sunday April 29th

RAMBLING House is taking place on Thursday 3rd May 2018 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 Retirement Day Knockanure on Monday 14th May. Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome. If attending contact the Centre on 068/49799.

THANKS: Easter Raffle Draw: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure National School Parents Association hopes everyone had a wonderful Easter. The Parents Association wish to thank the local businesses and the community for their incredible support of our Easter draw. We are extremely grateful for your support. We offer a heartfelt thank you to those who sponsored our top prizes: Christopher Kiely, Accountant, The Square, Listowel/Holly’s Gala Moyvane/ Brona Chocolates Kilmorna, Listowel and JFK Electricals, Moyvane.

DRAWING: Line Drawing Class at Listowel Library from 6.30 to 7.30pm on May 3rd and 10th, for Senior Citizens.

MICHAEL ENGLISH IN CONCERT Moyvane & Knockanure Restoration Fund presents Michael English on Tuesday 5th June in Moyvane Church tickets at the Parish Office.

JACKPOT: There was no winner of the €7700 jackpot Monday 23rd April. Numbers drawn were 1, 7, 31,and 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eileen Kennelly, Knockanure; 2. Margaret Lynch, Moyvane Village; 3. Annette & Mary, Chipper Moyvane; 4. Maureen & Jim Connolly (K), Trien, and

5. Tom Cahill, Flynn’s Bar. There was no winner of the €7800 jackpot Friday 27th April.Numbers drawn were 1, 19, 20, and 31

Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Seanie Kennelly c/o Speedys; 2. Mary Leahy, Kilrush, c/o Enright’s bar; 3. Liam Nolan, Speedys; 4. Joe Riordan, Lisselton, and 5. Mattie Dillon, c/o Listowel Agri. Next draw on Friday 4th May with jackpot up to €7900.

DEATH took place on 23rd April 2018 of Martin Mulvihill of Parkboy Carney, Nenagh, and Moyvane.

Recently pre-deceased by his father Jack Mulvihill. Survived by his wife Hilary (Nee Haugh-Ardagh) sons Stephen and John, daughter Maeve, mother Anna, brothers Roger & Johnny, sisters Catherine & Breda, mother-in-law Peg, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, uncle, aunts, nieces, and nephews.

Requiem Mass for Martin Mulvihill was celebrated at Puckane Church on Thursday, followed by burial in Cloughprior Graveyard.

DEATH of Marie McEllistrim (nee O’Flaherty) Ahane, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, and formerly of Lixnaw on April 22nd, 2018, wife of the late Tom (former T.D. and Minister of State) mother of Thomas and Anne.

DEATH of Marie Kennelly (Rockfield, Blackrock and late of Lacca Lisselton.): On 26th April, 2018, daughter of the late Joe and Mary B., survived by siblings; Francis, Seán, Bernadette, Tim, Gerald, Tom, Nora and Mike and Uncle Gerald.

DEATH occurred 27th April 2018 of Jim Fitzgerald of Lower Aughrim, Moyvane, and late of Athea. Survived by his wife Betty, children John, Patrick, Mary, and James, son-in-law Joseph, daughters-in-law Patricia and Susannah, nine grandchildren, aunty Betty (USA), and the Quinn family, Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Margaret Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Jack Walsh, Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O’Connell, John Joe O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Sr. Carmel Walsh, John O’Connor, Jeremiah C O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, Dan Allen, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Bridie Cox, Mary Hayes, John Neenan, Heidi Deegan, Sr. Bridie O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 30th at 7.30pm for Denis O’Connor, Glin; Thurs 3rd at 7.30pm for Julia & Timothy O’Flaherty, Moher; Fri 4th at 7.30pm for Billy McDonnell, Dooncaha, Tarbert; Sat 5th at 7.30pm for John O’Connor, and Mass on Sun 6th at 11.00am for Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy, Gortdromosillihy.

Mass Knockanure on Sunday 6th May at 10.00am for Pádraig McMahon, Lisaniskea.

Mass Moyvane Wed 2nd at 7.30pm a Special Intention.

FIRST Confession Moyvane Tues 1st at 7.00pm. The twelve First Holy Communicants who will be making their First Holy Communion in Moyvane Church on Sat 26th May. Parents/Guardians, extended families, neighbours & friends are most welcome.

FUNERAL MINISTERY: Helen Dowling, and Mary Fitzgerald from the Parish are now in training.


place at the Sacred Heart Church, The Crescent, Limerick on Saturday May 5th. Dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima which will include their usual First Saturday devotions. Assemble at the Sacred Heart Church at 11am, Mass at 12 noon followed by public Rosary procession. Concludes at 2.30pm.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Knockanure Thursday 3rd and Moyvane on Friday 4th .

BLOOD Donor clinic at Secondary School Abbeyfeale on 30th April and May 1st from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Pieta House walk/run takes place at The Desmond complex Newcastle West May 12 at 4.15 am.

FR PAT MOORE, memorial evening in Duagh on May 5th.

THANKS to all those who took part in the recent county wide clean up especially all those individuals who did their own roads and own area.

ICA along with members of the community will recite the Rosary at Our Lady’s Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday for the month of May starting Tuesday 1st at 7-15pm. All welcome.

PIETA HOUSE – DARKNESS INTO LIGHT: Walk is taking place in Listowel on May 12th at 4.15am.

PRO LIFE meeting will take place on Tuesday 24th April at 7pm. in the Parish meeting room, Listowel. All welcome.

ROAD WORKS UPDATE: Road works will continue next week between Moyvane and Knockanure.

SUNSHINE: Lovely sunshine on Sunday morning from 7am onwards, a little touch of frost on the grass, but the heat of sun was lovely and birds singing and the odd farmer in the distance, could be heard bringing the cows from fields that are still wet.

ARD CHÚRAM DAY CARE CENTRE: wish to gratefully acknowledge all who contributed to their recent

Church gate collection at both Churches. The amount collected was €797.10.

LISTOWEL HISTORY FESTIVAL on 5th May- 3pm Military Parade and Ceremony & 6.15pm Remembrance Mass for U.N.I.F.I.L. & Living History Field both days. 6th May- 2.30pm Re-enactment battle – Comic Con Characters -Movie Vehicles – 80’s Disco Arms

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Self Care Day: "Tools to manage life’s every day stressors", offering wellness skills that can be readily incorporated into ones life to nourish our physical and emotional well-being. Facilitated by Anna O’ Donoghue & Batty Garnett, Sat 26th May 9.45am-4pm. Contact Anna 087/9447105.

WATCH out, tribute at Siamsa for Fr. Ahern on May 11th from 9.30am.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Rainbows offers a nine-week listening group support programme following a bereavement or parental separation. Interested parents are invited to Course starts May 9th at the Centre at 5.15pm, details from 068/23584.

LOURDES: Autumn Pilgrimage to Lourdes. Direct from Shannon Airport, staying at the Solitude Hotel, from September 22-27. Full Pilgrimage Programme. Booking forms available from Fr Tony Mullins. Fr John O’Shea & Fr Willie Fitzmaurice.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE: This year’s Fleadh by the Feale takes place from Thursday, May 3 – Monday, May 7. Loads of events including Busking, Art Competition, Ceili, Gig Rig in the Square, All Ireland Bones, Sessions in various pubs, Storytelling on Sunday in St. Ita’s Hall and so much more, further information: Nora 086/2427003, Celine 087/7697672, Vincent 087/2443353 and Mary 087/7419343.

ATTENTION FARMERS: A seminar entitled ‘Planning for a Successful Farm Business’ takes place at the Woodlands Hotel, Adare on Tuesday, May 1 at 8pm. It is organised by Bank of Ireland in conjunction with IFAC and Teagasc and booking is essential on 076 6240711.

TALK on Winifred Barrington at NCW Library on May 9th at 11am.

WATCH out for local Bealtaine Events, for older people.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: Open Public Meeting on Monday April 30th, at 8.30pm in the Presentation, Prefabs, Upper Castle Street.

SEÁN KEANE AT THE GLÓRACH: on Friday, May 4 when Seán Keane.The show starts at 8 pm and we hope to bring other prominent musicians to the venue in the following months. There are a limited amount of tickets available for Seán Keane and these can be booked at 0871383940.

ALZEMHEIMER’S DANCE AT THE RAILWAY: There will be a dance at the Railway on Wednesday, May 2 with all proceeds going to the Alzheimer’s Society. Dancing to the Tom Healy Band. Your support would be appreciated.

BEST WISHES to Martin O’Flaherty on his 60th birthday.

SMARTER SLEEPING WORKSHOP: 4thMay, from 9.15am to 12.45pm at Áras an Phobail, Dean’s

Lane, Tralee. To book your free place call 066 7180190

LATE FR PAT MOORE’S PP MEMORIAL EVENING AFTER MASS ON MAY 5: The DDA will be unveiling a bench that they commissioned in memory of the late Fr Pat Moore. Then there will be a candle lighting ceremony with night lights in glass jars. There will then be some refreshments and entertainment in the marquee at the front of the church with people who may like to reminisce about their own memories or stories relating to the late Fr Pat. There will be music and some singers and story tellers, there will also be a photographic slideshow going on in the background on one of the walls of the marquee so if you or anyone has any photos of the late Fr Pat maybe at a christening, communion, confirmation etc. the DDA would be very grateful we would just scan them and hand them straight back to the owner, please call Sandra 087 6718377 .The DDA are also requesting people from the parish to donate some home baking or make sandwiches etc. for this evening as the DDA only have a handful of committee members. All foods can be dropped off to any member of the DDA on the day.

RIVERFEST Limerick from 4th to 7th May.

5 WAYS TO PRAY FOR (AND WITH) YOUR FAMILY – As we prepare for Pope Francis’ visit to the World Meeting of Families, why not join us as we explore old and new ways of prayer? Wednesday May 9th @10am – 11.30am in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney and again on Thursday 10th May @ 10.30am – 12noon in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Aileen Murphy and Frances Rowland from the Diocesan Pastoral Team will host a time of prayer and reflection. All are welcome!

KERRY CAMINO: The annual 3 day walk of the Dingle Way from Tralee To Dingle takes place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend -Friday 4th (St. Johns Church, Tralee to Camp,) Saturday 5th (Camp to Annascaul) and Sunday 6th May (Annascaul to the Church of St. James, Dingle.)Visit for more information or if interested in participating in some or all of the walk.

LIVING IN RECOVERY – Irish Olympian and Silver Medallist Ken Egan, Musician Shane McVicker and singer songwriter Cathy C will be sharing their own personal and inspirational recovery stories, on Thur. 10th May in the Community Centre Tarbert at 8.30pm. Eileen Foley, a local addiction counsellor will be MC on the night. Admission is Free.

THE RIGHT TO LIFE ROAD SHOW was in the Square, Listowel on Saturday 28th. On 13th May a weekend for Life with 24 hours adoration in the Church of the Resurrection Killarney and Mass on Sunday with Bishop Ray Browne. On Sunday evening May 13th Declan Ganley and Barrister Ben O’Flionn will be some of the guest speakers at Killarney Heights Hotel at 7pm.


THE WITNESS WILL BE GIVEN BY JOHN MICHAEL PEARSE. John is recovering well after a long illness. He spent 4 months as a patient at K.U.H. suffering from a serious viral infection. This infection affected his mobility, sense of balance and he was literally out for the count for 5 weeks. Eventually the cause of this infection was sourced and after intensive treatment the North Kerry man is on the road to recovery. His message is one of hope, perseverance in the face of unbelievable suffering and trauma.

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL MAYO DAY TRIP; Contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (5-6pm) if you wish to participate in the day trip to walk/cycle the Achill Greenway, Co. Mayo on Bank Holiday Monday, May 7. Coach departs Market Yard, NCWest at 7a.m

MIC COLLEGE TASTER SESSIONS, College Taster Sessions – MIC Campus, Limerick

Friday 27th April 2018 from 11am – 1pm

INFORMATION EVENING; MA in Education & the Well-being of the Older Person. MIC Campus, Limerick, Wednesday, 9 May 2018 – 6-8 pm.Tara Building, Room T101

JUBILEE BOOKLET Abbeyfeale: The final draft of the publication will be ready this week. If you have an article for inclusion then you need to email it to Feale church in the next few days. It is up to each ministry group to include their article. The launch will take place in May and it would be helpful if you could book a copy of this production in advance to estimate printing numbers. Text 089/4356981. The Jubilee celebration Mass will take place on June 16 @ 7.30pm. All are welcome.

PARISH OFFICE HOSTS MEETINGS: Narcotics Anonymous meet every Monday night @ 8pm in the parish Office, Abbeyfeale. Al-anon meet on Tuesday evening @ 8pm. A.A. meet every Wednesday afternoon @ 3pm, Friday night @ 8pm and Sunday mornings @ 10am.

LOUGH DERG: Lough Derg; Dear friends, it’s that time of the year were we are finalising our preparations for the opening of the Island for One Day Retreats on Saturday 5th May. Many of you know Mary McDaid, a well-known member of the Three Day Pilgrimage team over the years. We are delighted that Mary has joined the One Day Retreat team and Mary shares a few words of invitation to one and all to consider taking time way from the hectic routine of everyday life and regardless of where you are on your jouney with God you are welcome. Please help us share the news of the opening and the May One Day Reteats which will continue after 5th May on 6th, 7th, 8th, 12th, 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 26th, 27th and 28th. Blessings

THOUGHT: The problem right now is all the judgment….from the right and from the left. It’s fine to express opinions and disagree, but labeling other people as evil or meaningless is awful. It’s so damaging. It’s hard to repair a breach when someone on the other side is using dynamite. –

Kenneth Williams

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, June 28, 1905; Page: 3


A special meeting of the branch was convened on Sunday, 25th inst. Mr P Collins presided.

Previous to the holding of meeting, a deputation waited on Dr O’Leary, P.P, requesting him to act as intermediary between some labourers and a farmer. Labourers’ claims were put before the Rev Doctor who directly put them to the farmer. The farmer asked time to consider proposals and consult his children. It is to be hoped an amicable understanding will be arrived at, and by a little give and take at both sides all unpleasant friction will be avoided as the kindliest relations always subsisted between this fanner and his labourers.

Mr M J Nolan, Co C, addressed the meeting. He said—my friends, as you are aware I have come to help you in any way possible to bring to a successful issue this question of direct labour on some of our Kerry roads. Such of the Council as were in favour of the scheme were not able to get as many roads as they wished at present. However, he was sure that if these roads were worked wisely and economically they would ere long have a more comprehensive one. He introduced the matter on the last board day at Listowel, so that all the labour associations in Kerry would call special meetings and be prepared to back up their claim in direct labour by a strong representation on that day. He would recommend these labour associations to call on their respective Co C’s to be present on that date, also a few delegates from each branch to be prepared to give evidence if allowed by Inspector of inquiry. He thought it would be desirable also to employ a solicitor, for should delegates not be heard the solicitor can at least say he speaks on behalf of the labour element in Kerry. By such association in Kerry subscribing say a shilling or two, which they can very well afford, any solicitor will be willing to give his services. He will himself contribute his portion, and if they want to be successful they must also do their part. These roads are at present in the hands of small farmers who, if they only expended half the energy on their farm as they do on the roads, their condition would, he was sure, be much better improved.

Mr Jas C O’Sullivan said some of the roads were in a deplorably wretched condition, and any scheme which did away with the present neglectful one would be welcome indeed. He said it was no unusual thing to see contractors before visiting day going along their respective roads uprooting the soling stones so us to deceive the eyes of the cycle-riding inspector and filling the cavities with the clay taken from the skirting.

Mr P O’Connor, D.C. gave an account of his first experience at the Boardroom.

Kerry People 1902-1928, Saturday, December 02, 1905; Page: 4


Knockanure , 25:11 :’05.

Dear Mr. Editor,—I observe from a report appearing in this week’s "Kerry People’," of the Barraduff branch of the U.I.L . of which I am a member, that my name is omitted, as one of those present on the occasion of the passing of the resolution of sympathy on the death of Fr. O’Flaherty. Not alone was I present on the occasion, but when the resolution of deep sympathy was carried in respect to the death of our lamented parish priest, I remarked as follows —" I should be one of the first to express deep sorrow at the death of the Rev. Fr O’Flaherty, because in the old days, when it was considered to be a crime to be connected with the National movement , that great priest was President and I was Secretary of that movement, and at the time we soldiered together in the National ranks."

It does seem strange that my name should be, omitted from the report, but I certainly cannot blame you, Mr. Editor as I am sure you inserted the report communicated to you

Yours faithfully,

DENIS HEALY , evicted tenant.

Cuckoo in Knockanure

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