knockanuare notes-Sunday July 29th

ARTY: Many are still talking about the parish party and entertainment on Sunday 22nd of July. Young and old were in attendance, plenty of food, singers, dancers, recitation and music supplied on a beautiful sunny day. Only for the football many would be happy to stay on longer and renew acquaintances. Thanks to all who worked in the background and the caterers and Fr. Kevin P.P. who was the guiding force behind the event. With two famous cups on display, it encourager many to have their picture taken with them. The day began with a piper leading to open air mass.

GRAVEYARD MEETING: On Monday 30th July at 9pm in the Marian Hall. All welcome.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASSES – Monday 6th August, Ahavoher Cemetery at 8pm ;

Tuesday 7th August Knockanure at 8pm and Wednesday 8th August Murhur at 8pm.

ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT: Listowel Friday (3rd August). Usual masses at 10.30am.The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm.followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

WALK in Lyreacrompane, this year the Dan Paddy Andy Festival 5K/10K Walk/Run is in aid of the Kerry Branch of Enable Ireland – takes place on Sunday morning, August 5th starting at 11am at the Festival Marquee. This is our 21st Festival. If you have any questions you can give me a call on 0872853570, Joe Harrington.

THE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION’S MOBILE HEALTH UNIT offers free blood pressure checks to groups and communities across Ireland. The mobile health unit will be in The Square, Listowel on Wed 8th August from 10am – 4.30pm.

LAND and crops that were on the point of withering, have received a new lease of life following the recent rain. Blackcurrants were small and the birds gave them a quick clearing, apples appear to be good and the first are edable.

DEATH has occurred of Nora Moore (née Flaherty), Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, And formerly of Tubertooreen, Moyvane. Nora died at her home in her 98th year on the 22nd of July, 2018 surrounded by her family. Wife of the late Jimmy and mother of the late Willie (Oughterard, Co. Galway). Survived by her sons Mike (Kilmorna), Ned and James (Tralee), Tom (New York), Kathleen (Newcastle West), and Margaret (Knockanure), sister Cathy Scannell (Bunagara, Listowel), sons-in-law Neilus and Morgan, daughters-in-law Evelyn, Mary, Lily, and Chris, her 14 grandchildren, her 11 great-grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Removal from her residence on Wednesday morning, the 25th of July for 12 noon Requiem Mass at the Corpus Christi Church, Celebrated by Fr. Kevin, P.P., assisted by Fr. Brendan Knockanure. Burial afterwards in the old cemetery, Knockanure.

DEATH took place on 19th July 2018 of Tom O’Sullivan, Bunagara, Listowel. Pre-deceased by his wife Christina, survived by his son Eugene, brother Tony, daughter-in-law Jane, sisters-in-law Evelyn, Margaret and Nora, nephews and nieces. Removal from his home on Tuesday arriving for Requiem Mass at 11.30am in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in Lisselton Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Margaret Horgan (née Brosnan), New Road, Killarney, and formerly of Kilmorna, Listowel, on 19th July 2018 at Our Lady Of Lourdes Care Facility, Kilcummin. Margaret wife of the late John and mother of Carol, Olive, Catherine, Christina and Paula, missed by her family, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives, friends and the staff and residents at Our Lady of Lourdes Care Facility. Following requiem Mass at St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Monday morning, Margaret Horgan was laid to rest at Aghadoe Cemetery, Killarney.

Death of Bridget Collins (nee Dore), (Tullig South, Templeglantine, on July 20th. 2018.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ellen McManus, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, Michael O’Keeffe, Margaret Finucane, John P Walsh, John Purtill, Mary O’Connor, Betty Griffin, Sr. Benedict Cotter, Mass Moyvane- Fri

3rd at 7.30pm for Jackie Lyons, Derry, Listowel (Anni); Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Sr. Carmelita Murphy, Presentation Listowel and Sun 5th at 11.00am for Parishioners. Mass Knockanure -Thurs 2nd at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy, Knockanure and Sun 5th at 10.00am for Pat Lynch, Lower Carrueragh & deceased family members.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Moyvane u14 team who won the North Kerry Division 1 League recently.

LOTTO@ Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €9100 jackpot Friday 27th July. Numbers drawn were 1, 2, 4, and 25.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Patsy Meehan, c/o Gould’s Shop; 2. Anna Fogarty, Church Road, Moyvane; 3. Eileen Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna; 4. Kelly McHugh, Killmallock, and 5. Eamon Sexton, Upper Athea. Next draw to be held on Friday 3rd August with jackpot up to €9,200.

SEISIÚN: The new season of the Comhaltas Summer Seisiún shows is at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights for the months of July and August starting at 8.30pm.

TARBERT HOUSE: is now open for visitors and will remain open until August 31. The house is open Monday –Saturday, book with Ursula Leslie at 068-36198. Tarbert Lighthouse had an open day on 21st July, it was built in 1834, and its light can be seen for 13 miles.

DAN PADDY ANDY FESTIVAL: The 21st annual festival starts in Lyreacrompane on Friday August 3 with a ceili and continues all weekend with a dog show, a magic party for the youngsters, a run/walk for Enable Ireland and Tea in the Bog on Bank Holiday Monday. More information on bands in the Marquee etc from 087 2853570.

OYSTER Festival in Ballylongford from August 3rd to 5th.

SEAN McCARTHY weekend 2nd to 6th August.

POPE: They have been chosen to attend the Pope’s mass in Dublin in the Pro-Cathedral; Jane Stackpoole who married Michael Guinane in Athea recently, and Miriam Langan of Glenagragra who will be getting married in September to Pa Brouder.

WALK: Joe Ahern, Glenagore, Athea is repeating his walk from Ardagh to Listowel for Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Saturday August 11. It will commence at 9am from Ardagh Church, and from 12 noon there will be a 3 mile loop of Athea, followed by refreshments, before continuing on to Listowel. Joe can be contacted on 086-8155614.

GRAVEYARD Masses: Reilig Mhichíl – Wed. 1st Aug. 7pm; Lislaughtin – Fri. 3rd Aug. 7pm; Kilnaughtin – Fri. 10th Aug. 7pm.

NEW PURPOSE BUILT ALZHEIMERS CENTRE FOR NORTH KERRY – Árd Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG and Listowel Family Resource Centre CLG are delighted to announce the development of a new purpose build Alzheimer’s Day Care Centre for North Kerry. When the centre is completed all Alzheimer’s services currently running from Listowel Family Resource centre will transfer to Árd Chúram Day Care Centre – North Kerry CLG. Árd Chúram and Listowel Family Resource Centre appreciate all support from the community for this initiative and its fundraising efforts. All funds raised will be directed to Árd Chúram to assist with construction costs for this dedicated purpose built Alzheimer’s Centre, which will be located on the hospital grounds, Greenville, Listowel. For further information contact Árd Chúram on 068 – 22986.

15TH AUGUST COMMEMORATION – To mark the 125th Anniversary of the Shannon Drowning of 1893, Tarbert Historical Society will stage a living history enactment of the tragic event in the green area at the Bridewell. This will involve the participation of boys and girls from Tarbert National School and will take place on Wed. 15th Aug. at 7pm. This will be followed by the official opening of the newly designed Memorial Plaza. Officials from Kerry County Council and Councillors will attend.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Fr. Kilian Byrne, 6 Day Silent Retreat. Monday, August 13 – 19. . Information/booking contact: Helen – 086 1678027 .

KNOCK SHRINE Visit of Briege McKenna on Monday 6th August, coach departs the Square, |Listowel at 8.00am., contact O’Shea’s at 066-7180123.


The son of the world renowned singer, Liam, Donal keeps The Clancy Brothers tradition alive with his solo performances – “Folk singing at its best”.


Summer school children’s/youth theatre performance directed by Jo Jordan.

Sat 4th – Wed 15th THE ARTISTS CHOICE

A joint exhibition by North Kerry Artists (and colourful spirits) Adrian Everson and Viveca Amato. The works feature a wide range of media and techniques used to express their creativity and imagination. Opening Saturday 4thAugust at 8pm, with introduction by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. All welcome.

Thurs 9th THE 10 DARK SECRETS OF 1798

Using satire, imagery, historical insight and song, Paddy Cullivan of Callan’s Kicks, The Late Late Show, Leviathan and Kilkenomics presents an audio-visual spectacular 220 years after the rebellion that changed Ireland forever.

ST PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch has organised a pilgrimage to Italy from September 21-28, which will include two nights in Assissi, three nights in San Giovanni Rotondo and two nights in Rome. For more information or to obtain a booking form contact Fr. Pat on 087 6709491.

ARDAGH: are holding three events during August which should be of interest to members of the public. First up is the Unveiling of the Bishop Lacy Stone at Ardagh Graveyard Mass at the Millennium Altar and Pattern at St Molua’s Well on Friday August 3 from 6.30pm. This will be followed by a talk by Dr Salvador Michael Ryan of Maynooth in the Community Centre. On Sunday August 5 a 12k walk from Bishop Lacy’s birthplace Dromada, Athea to Ardagh Community Centre will be held. A bus will ferry the people from Ardagh at 12 noon to the start, and the route will take in the Booster Station Rooska, Ballyine, Old Mill Dunganville, and Ardagh. On Thursday August 23 a talk by Dr Bill O’Brien U.C.C. will be held in the Community Centre at 7.30pm. The title is Ballylin Hill Fort the Bronze Age Capital of Limerick and it will be followed by tea and cake. This event is in association with Heritage week.

LEGION OF MARY: This year’s Catholic Young Adult Conference will be held on 1st/2nd September in All Hallows, Dublin. This conference is organised by the Legion of Mary where a large number of young adults attend. The Diocese are sponsoring two young adults aged between 20-40 to go to the conference. They don’t have to be practising Catholics but have good will towards the Church. Anyone wishing to attend this conference please contact Helen Moynihan at the Diocesan Office 064/6631168.

LOUGH DERG 2018: You may begin the Three Day Pilgrimage on any day up to and including Monday 13th August. Advance booking is not necessary. For information regarding public transport telephone Lorraine on 071 9851518 (from NI 00353 71 9861518). info

VISIT LADY GREGORY COUNTRY: Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society are hosting a full day’s outing taking in Kilmacduagh Round Tower and ancient monastery, Coole Park, the Kiltartan Gregory museum, the Thoor Ballylee Tower and Gorton Sunday, August 12. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan, Newcastlewest on 087 9977340.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE LOURDES 160th Anniversary. Led by Bishop Ray Browne. Theme: “Do whatever He tells you” September 2nd – 7th 2018 (including return visit to the Shrine of Our Lady of Betharram, St. Michael Garicoits & the Well of St. Roch Patron Saint of Cancer Sufferers) Flights Ex Kerry Airport. Contact Janice on 064 77 58219.

ST. PADRE PIO 50TH ANNIVERSARY PILGRIMAGE TO ITALY Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (P.P Spa Parish) has organized a pilgrimage to Itay 21st – 28th September 2018 with Joe Walsh Tours to coincide with the 50th Ann. Of the death of Padre Pio. For more info: contact Fr. Pat on 087-6709491 or Joe Walsh Tours on 01-2410816.

ACCORD Offers an affordable professional counselling service with qualified counsellors in a confidential, caring and safe environment. The Centre offers one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, separation support, psychosexual counselling, fertility awareness and natural family

planning service. ‘If you can’t talk to each other, try talking to us. Contact ACCORD Tralee at 066


JIGSAW KERRY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Jigsaw offers a youth-friendly, free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25, where qualified mental health professionals work alongside young people, and their families, to address mild to moderate mental health concerns. To contact us please phone 066 7186785 or email us on Kerry . If you are under 18 you will require parental/guardian consent to attend, it is very important to note that Jigsaw Kerry is not an emergency service.

ST. ITA’S FAITH CAMP: Annual Faith Camp takes place at St. Mary’s Boys N.S. from Tuesday, August 7 – Friday, August 10 and runs each day from 10 – 3pm. It includes; Sport, Drama, Faith Lessons, Music, Art and plenty of fun. All children must be registered by Tuesday, July 31 with registration taking place this Wednesday from 8pm at the school. First child €40 with subsequent children €25 each. Further information from Martina 087 2788834. Donations of food will be gratefully accepted.

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS : The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes. The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services. West Limerick Resources is now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone is available. All volunteers will be Garda Vetted and training will also be made available. If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you so call Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3663842.

MOLADH GO DEO LE DIA: Much of the past fifty years is captured in a book especially complied to mark the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale. The book contains many wonderful coloured photographs that show off the splendour of the Church, its stained glass windows and general embellishment. The title of the publication is Moladh go Deo Le Dia. (Praise be to God forever). Price €10. The book is available in O’Donoghue’s, Marguerite’s, Ann Lyons’ Moss Harnett’s.


Race days and times

Monday 30 July – Opening Day: Gather Your Tribe

Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:20pm, 7 races, last race at 8:40pm

Tuesday 31 July – Sports and Social Day – Colm Quinn BMW Mile Handicap

Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:20pm, 7 races, last race at 8:40pm

Wednesday 1 August – Galway Plate Day:

Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:10pm, 7 races, last race at 8:30pm

Note: this is an evening meeting, for the first time.

Thursday 2 August – Ladies Day:

Gates open at 11am, first race at 1:40pm, 8 races, last race at 5:50pm

Friday 3 August – Friday’s Most Stylish:

Gates open at 2:30pm, first race at 5:10pm, 7 races, last race at 8:25pm

Saturday 5 August -Super Saturday / Family day

Gates open at 11:30am, first race at 2pm, 8 races, last race at 5:55pm

Sunday 5August – Mad Hatters Day / Family day –

Gates open at 11:30am, first race at 2:15pm, 8 races, last race at 6pm

TRIP: Great Southern Trail day trip to West Cork. Continuing with our visits to Greenways and old railway walkways we will set out on Saturday 1st September at 8.30a.m. from the Market Yard, Newcastle West for West Cork. Book with Pat Condon, 06962344 (5-6pm only) Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West.

SPACE: Akron, OH – The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company plans to test tire components in space as part of a project in the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory.

REEK: Annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage took place on Sunday 29 July on Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick.

UNIVERSITIES: The General Assembly of the International Federation of Catholic Universities took place for the first time recently at Saint Patrick’s College, Maynooth, on the theme ‘Catholic Universities, Working in Solidarity as Responsible Agents from the Local to the Global’. More than 200 university presidents, vice- presidents and international development officers to the College, as well as Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, gathered in Maynooth to participate in the assembly.


Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, May 25, 1895; Section: Front page, Page: 1

Ordination at St Patrick’s Cathedral Aukland. NZ Herald of April 1st has report on following;

Holy Orders were conferred on the Rev Francis Buckley, who was ordained priest by the Right Rev Dr Luck, O.S.B. Bishop of Auckland, on Saturday morning, at 8 o’clock, at St Patrick’s Cathedral. The solemn and imposing ceremony was witnessed by a large and respectable congregation. After his ordination the Rev. Father Buckley gave his blessing to a large number of the congregation.


Rev Francis Buckley is eldest son of Mr Jeremiah Buckley, Main-street, Listowel, and brother of the late Rev John Buckley, B. A., of Parramatta, Sydney, N.S.W

Kerry Weekly Reporter 4 Dec. 1897

Ordination of Rev Thomas Troy on 13th Nov., by his Grace the Archbishop in the Cathedral of the Holy Name, Chicago. Fr. Troy native of Listowel, educated at St Michael’s Listowel and entered All Hollows in 1891 and went to St Mary’s Seminary, Baltimore in 1894. He completed his studies aged 23 years and was too young to be ordained. First Mass at Church of the Visitation where his bosom friend Fr. R. J. Murphy is assistant pastor, sermon was by Fr. Alyward. He was appointed to St. Patrick’s Church, Chicago. (see paper for full details)

Irish Independent 1905-current, Monday, August 21, 1939; Page: 11


Strangely prophetic words of farewell were spoken at Mass in Doon, Co Kerry, on Sunday last week by Rev. P J. Dalton. C.S.C., Indiana, U.S.A., who died suddenly at Ballybunion on Saturday. Father Dalton, in a farewell address to the congregation, which included many of his old schoolmates, said that would probably be his last Mass in Doon Church, of which he was so fond, because he would shortly return to America. Father Dalton left Ballybunion on Saturday by bus for Listowel and when about two miles from Ballybunion felt ill and left the bus with a friend. A car going in the direction of Ballybunion picked them up. A few minutes after arriving there he collapsed and died. Father Dalton. who was home on holidays, was 68 ? and was ordained 4o years ago at Holy Cross College. Notre Dame, Indiana He was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Dalton, Rahavannig, Ballybunion, and brother of Mrs. Kissane and Mrs. Stack, Ballyconny, Co. Kerry. At an inquest at Ballybunion held by Dr . J. Maguire a verdict of death from heart, failure was returned.

William Chawke (son of Martin Chawke & Mary O’Shea), b 1883, joined the priesthood and died in the U.S.A. Father Chawke was born in Granagh, Ballingarry, County Limerick, Ireland on December 14, 1883. He studied at the National School, Granagh; St. Michael’s College, Listowel; and St. Patrick’s College, Carlow where he was ordained on June 13, 1909. Father William Chawke was attached to the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and may have died on August 10th 1936.

Son of Martin Chawke and Mary O’Shea, they had four sons and one daughter.

PARISH THANKSGIVING DAY: Open air Mass at 12noon in the Presbytery grounds on Sunday 22nd. July 2018. It is an opportunity for all of us to give thanks to almighty God for the many gifts and blessings that we take for granted. After the Mass, many shared in the BBQ and enjoyed the music, singing and dancing.

Parish Day Moyvane Knockanure July 2018

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Knockanure Moyvane Parish Day 2018

Street Entertainment at Foynes Air Show 2018


Today dear Lord I may forget you.

Please do not forget me.

Jesus and Mary I always pray,

ever be with me on my way.

Lord, help me to remember that nothing

is going to happen in my life today,

that you and I won’t handle together.


The first art gallery built in Britain or Ireland reopened to the public in Dublin in June. The exhibition space at the City Assembly House on South William Street in Dublin was built in 1766 and has been completely renovated to modern art gallery standards. The City Assembly House was once the Dublin Civic Museum and, after lying vacant for ten years became the headquarters of the Irish Georgian Society in 2013. This latest renovation phase involves the unveiling of an octagonal art gallery, built by the Society of Artists in Ireland in 1766, as the first purpose-built exhibition space in Britain and Ireland. It is now known as the Knight of Glin Exhibition Room.

The video below is of Glin Castle Gardens described by Catherine FitzGerald, Madam Olda FitzGerald and Tom Wall. Tom Wall will lead the garden tours for the Glin Castle Open Day on 29/7/18. His knowledge and passion guarantee a unique opportunity to explore and enjoy the gardens he has spent most of his life developing and perfecting.

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