knockanuare notes-Sunday June 3rd 2018

RAMBLING House on the 7th June 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 at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 11th June. 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 8th June at 10am. To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

MICHAEL ENGLISH CONCERT: A fundraising concert in Moyvane church on Tuesday, June 5. Tickets , details from 085/8110770.

JUBILEE: Celebrating 50 years of priesthood with Fr Mícheál Liston, On the 9th of June a golden jubilee celebration will be held in the Woodlands House Hotel.

KERRY DIOCESE HELPING FINANCE WMF 2018. The final collection to help finance the World Meeting of Families will be taken up at all Masses on the weekend of Sunday June 17th.

SIAMSA TÍRE are holding auditions for young people aged 7 –12 on Saturday 16th June from 10am –2pm at Siamsa Tire Theatre, Tralee. Audition is by appointment only, so please call 066)7123055 to make an appointment.

BOOK LAUNCH JOHN MORIARTY by Mary McGillicuddy, proceeds to Hope Guatemala. Launched by Gabriel Fitzmaurice on 1st June at in St. Michael College.

Book launch and Art Exhibition – Smitten Soul Gabriel & Brenda Fitzmaurice was launched at Seanchai on 31st May 2018.

FINE Weather is a blessing to all of us.

LOTTO: There was no winner of the €8300 jackpot on Friday 1st June. Numbers drawn were 15, 21, 25, and 26. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Michael Moore, Kilmorna; 2. Del Boy Club, c/o Mick the Pies; 3. Timmy O’Connor, Ruby’s, Fealebridge; 4. Dan Smith, c/o Ploughman and 5. Eileen Leahy, Trien.

DEATH occurred on 30th May 2018 of Esther Byrne (née Keane, Kilmorna) of Avilla, Milford Grange, Castletroy, Limerick. Wife of the late George Byrne. Mother of George, Conor & Gary.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Moriarty, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Denny Collins, Fr. Tommy O’Hanlon, Willie Flaherty, Fr. William Scanlon, Dan Scanlon, Hannah Barnes, Paud Woulfe, Johanna O’Donnell, Winnie Sheehy, Kathleen O’Dwyer, Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Wed 6th at 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore; Fri 8th at 7.30pm for Hughie Fitzmaurice; Sat 9th at 7.30pmfor John Kearney, The Village & his parents Dan & Bridie and Mass on Sun 10th at 11.00am for Martin Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Nenagh (Rec Dec) .

Mass Corpus Christi Knockanure: Thurs 7th at 7.30pm for Kathleen O’Dwyer; Fri 8th at 8.00pm for Eileen Goulding and Mass on Sun 10th at 10.00am for Nancy & Denny Flaherty.

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY: Would like to thank all who helped and contributed to their Church Gate Collection on 26th/27th May. Total raised €700.

ACCORD: changed their phone number some time ago. The following is the correct phone number for those who wish to do a Pre Marriage course or enquire about Relationship Counselling 064/6633612.

KNOCK: Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, June 10 leaving Church 7am sharp. €20 payable in advance. Bernard Broderick 068 31565. Michael Lane 068 32757.Gerard Callaghan 087 298084. David Davy 087 0994272.

ABBEYFEALE PARISH CHURCH: The church was opened in June 1968. A part of Church Jubilee celebrations an exhibition of Parish and Church memorabilia from the mid 1960’s will be put on display on the weekend of June 8-10. Book on church will be launched also.

RAMBLING House at Knockalougha 3rd Tuesday in month, next session on 19th June.

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.

HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER MEETING: Janice and Moss Carraig will lead the Holy Spirit Prayer meeting on the second Sunday of each month in the Desmond Complex. Further information on 087 6174639.

GAMES: Emma O’Sullivan of Glin will represent Ireland in the European Transplant Games to be held from 17th to 24th June.

POLKAS AT THE RAILWAY: Learn to dance a polka every Monday evening at the Railway, Abbeyfeale. Classes from 8.30pm. No partner needed.

RESOURCE CENTRE; Listowel Family Resource Centre is delighted to announce a new initiative Social Prescribing for adults over the age of 18. If you or someone you know has low self-esteem/confidence, is lonely, feeling isolated, need to meet new people or need support in their well-being and health then please feel free to contact or Social Prescribing Service in Listowel Family Resource Centre on (068) 23584/ (087) 4132 521.

ST. JOHN’S BALLYBUNION CEMETERY MASS Will take place on Friday 8th June at 7.30pm.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre: Enneagram: Discover the unique person you were made to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you to communicate effectively with others. Friday 15th – Sun 17th June. For info and to book an event please call 0667134276.

FR MOORE: Asdee Community Development There will be a commemorative event for Fr. Pat Moore on Sun. June 10th on Littor beach starting at 7.30pm. For those who wish, there will be a walk from the Store to the beach at 7pm. The event will mark his 61st birthday.

CHOIR: Ard Curam: A big thank you to the large number of participants who took part in the first practice of the New choir at Ard Curam. Next gathering will take place on Mon. June 11th 1.30-2.30pm.

ELEANOR SHANLEY AT THE GLÓRACH: Mike Hanrahan will accompany Eleanor Shanley in concert on Friday, June 22 in the intimate surrounds of the Glórach. Bookings 087 1383940.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: The Wednesday Club, Abbeyfeale are holding a Tea Dance in Fr Casey’s clubhouse on Sunday, June 10. Dancing to Paddy Quilligan from 3-6pm. Proceeds being divided between Kerry Hospice and Recovery Haven Cancer Support House. All donations gratefully accepted. Raffle. Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Parent Evening on Tues 12th June from 7.30-9pm in Recovery Haven 5 Haig’s Terrace, Killierisk, Tralee, Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS WILL BE ON TUESDAY, JUNE 19th (3rd Tuesday): This will be the 10th and final devotion for this period.

THE WITNESS WILL BE GIVEN BY JIMMY MURPHY, a Tralee native and nowadays domiciled at Ballincrossig, Ballyduff. Jimmy is living with cancer and his unbelievable courage and positive attitude has touched all our lives.


LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES JULY 2018 St. Michaels, Tuesday, 26th. St. John Paul 11 Wednesday, 27th. Finuge, Thursday, 28th. All at 8.00 p.m.

FUTURE: IIPS: ‘The Future of the Irish Parish’ 28th and 29th August 2018. The parish is not an out-dated institution (E.G.28, Pope Francis). ‘The future of the Irish Parish’ Pastoral Conference; Lessons from around the world (New Zealand, England and South Africa. Venue: Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies, MIC St Patrick’s Campus, Cathedral Street, Thurles.

MISSIONARIES: Gathering of Returned Volunteers and Lay/Religious Missionaries. Join us for our next gathering/meeting which takes place on Wednesday 6th June at 7.30pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. All are welcome. For more info email jim.farrell or phone/text 083 8422468


the back of both Churches or can be viewed on the Diocesan website

Nation 1842-1897, Saturday, January 26, 1884; Page: 6

Catholic Items,


A correspondent of the Kerry Sentinel, writing to the issue of that paper for the 15th inst, says :— It becomes our unwelcome duty to record the death of Father John Enright, late C. C. of Listowel, which took place at the residence of his father, Newtownsandes, on Tuesday, the 8th inst. Thus closes after six years in the sacred ministry the, alas too brief career of this accomplished young priest.

MCELLIGOTT: Brief history of Mike the Pies by Vincent Carmody

McElligott and O’Connor families.

Number 28 Patrick St (Upper William Street),

has been the family home for only two families since it was built in the 1890s. The McElligott family who built it, resided there until their emigration to the United States in 1907 and the O’Connor family purchased it that year.

In 1906, as news of the San Francisco earthquake filtered through, William McElligott visualized how his architectural skills could be of value in the rebuilding of the now badly devastated city. Having decided to sell the business, it went up for auction in February 1907.

The successful new owners, Michael and Kate O Connor did not have to travel far to relocate, they had been tenants of Lar Buckley, cooper, at number 24, just two doors down. Here, they had ran a grocery shop and here Kate baked meat pies, which she sold at fair and market days. In an amazing twist, the O’Connors had been in America and had returned to set up a business in their native North Kerry, while the McElligott’s were selling out in Ireland, eager to find out could they to make fame and fortune in America.

Michael and Kate concentrated on running the public house and had a busy grocery and flour and meal business, Kate continued with her pie making, so much so, that the pub acquired the name ‘Mike the Pies’. Their son, Michael, married Mary McElligott from Moyvane in the 1940’s. They had six sons, Michael, Thomas, Roger, Eamon, Denis and Maurice. Mike the Pies is still operated by the O’Connor family, it is as busy as ever and over time has developed into a popular music venue.

The photographs include,

The frontage with the McElligott name on the fascia board.

A family group taken in Moyvane, (c) 1945. including,

Back, Michael O Connor, his father in law, Thomas McElligott, brother in law, Dinny McElligott, Mary (Mac) O’Connor. Front, Bridget McElligott holding Thomas (Tom) O’Connor and Michael O’Connor.

O’HANLON: On 25 April 1681, Count Redmond O’Hanlon was fatally shot near Hilltown, County Down. According to popular account, he was murdered while sleeping.

Redmond O’Hanlon (Sung by Tommy Makem)

There was a man lived in the north, a hero brave and bold

Who robbed the wealthy landlords of their silver and their gold

He gave the money to the poor, to pay their rent and fee

For Count Redmond O’Hanlon was a gallant rapparee.

CASTLE: Listowel Castle was built in the 15th century and was the last fortress of the Geraldines to be subdued. It fell after 28 days siege to Sir Charles Wilmot on the 5th November, 1600, who had the castle’s garrison executed in the following days. Today, the remnants of the castle include two of its four towers, which are joined by a heavy curtain wall, and the unusual feature of an arch below the battlements.

TRAIN: The Lartigue Monorail was 14.4 km in length and linked Listowel and Ballybunion, it opened on 1 March 1888. In 2003 the Lartigue Monorailway Restoration Committee opened a 500 metre section of Lartigue monorail on the trackbed of the former North Kerry line, including a replica locomotive and coaches.


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