Knockanuare Notes-Sunday October 6th 2019

SERVICE: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter work. For more information or to place an application over the phone please call 068 23429.

ROADWORKS UPDATE:  Road works on Moyvane Rd from Sheehan’s to the New Line Rd under full road closure.  Access for residence affected by closure but no through traffic.  Vince 087/9980226.  Meanwhile trenching & ducting will continue on Trien Rd on Mon 7th Oct to Fri 11th Oct.  Full road closure from 11am to 6pm Mon to Fri. Road will be fully reopened on evenings and at weekends.  Contact Pádraig Kearney on 086/6072159.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tommy Stack, Michael Moloney, Pat Nolan, John O’Mahony, Monsignor Michael Leahy, Kathleen Fuller, Hannah Hyland, Murt Downes, Carmel O’Sullivan, Maurice Leahy, Pauline Quinn, Marguerite Clancy, Ned O’Connell, Sr. Martina Relihan. Mass Moyvane; Mon 7th at 7.30pm for Forgotten Souls; Thurs 10th  at 7.30pm for Thetla Flannery, Milltown, Galway (Special Intention);

Sat  12th at 7.30pm for   Seán Broderick, Coilagurteen; Sun 13th at 11.00am, Mass of Thanksgiving – Altar Servers (honouring Servers who are finishing their time in this Ministry)

Mass Knockanure on Sun 13th at 10.00am for Liam Sexton, Knockanure.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING- Of interest to all of us and our emigrants who return for these Masses the following times are agreed on a trial basis for 2020.

AHAVOHER AUGUST 3rd at 3.00pm; KNOCKNAURE AUGUST 4th at 7.30pm, and  MURHUR on  AUGUST  5th at 7.30pm. If weather is unpleasant and the Masses can’t go ahead in the Graveyards, Masses will transfer to the Churches at the following times:  AHAVOHER Mass Moyvane Church                at 7.00pm; KNOCKANURE Mass                at 9.00pm and MURHUR Mass Moyvane    at 9.00pm

Very many thanks to all who contributed to the collections.  It is hoped to have water points installed in Knockanure and Murhur early in the New Year.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am – 5pm; MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

JIMMY HICKEY: Now his place in the history of Irish dance is to be celebrated in a DVD; The DVD was launched by Fr. Pat Ahern in The Listowel Arms on Sunday, October 6 2019 at 7.00 pm.

GARY MCMAHON SINGING FESTIVAL takes place in Abbeyfeale over the weekend of October 18-20.

SERVICE: North Kerry Older Persons Maintenance Service is now taking requests for Winter work. For more information or to place an application over the phone please call 068 23429.

THANK YOU to all who work tirelessly for the Tidy Towns project.

PUBLIC TALK FOR MISSION MONTH: Alan Kerins, popular sportsman and founder of Self-help Africa is the special guest of the diocese of Kerry, on Thursday Oct 17th, at 8pm, in St John’s Parish Centre, Tralee. Admission is free and all are welcome.

LOST A BABY: University Hospital Kerry invite you to a First Remembrance Service for parents and their families who have lost a baby through miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy, fetal anomaly, stillbirth or neonatal death.  This service will be held in the Hospital Chapel of Christ the Healer on Thurs.17th Oct. at 7pm.

BIRD WATCH event near Carrigafoyle Castle on Oct. 12th.

TREES: Tetra Pak Tree Day 2019 took place on Thursday, 3rd October this year. The theme for this year’s campaign is Be Planet Positive! and it’s all about focussing on the things we can do in our everyday lives to help nature and our environment.

SALE OF PRODUCE Abbeyfeale:  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.

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

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.

SOCIAL DANCING CLOUNMACON COMMUNITY CENTER  every Thursday night at 8pm. Teacher Josephine O Connor, everybody welcome.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Charismatic Prayer Meeting every Monday 7.30pm and Lantern Night Holy Hour with Adoration, every third Thursday of the month 7.30pm.  For information on all up and coming events please phone 066/7134276. Ardfert Retreat Centre:  An Afternoon of Prayer, Praise and Healing: Fr. John Keane, Sun. 6th Oct., 2.30-6pm; Self Care Day: Anna O’Donoghue, I.A.C.P Sat. 12th Oct. 9.45am-4pm. Contact: 087 944 7105; Be Still and Know: Fr. Louis Hughes OP, Sat. 19th Oct. 10am-2pm; AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 30th Oct. 8.30pm; Growing as Followers of Jesus Christ: Dr. Jessie Rogers, Sat. 16th Nov. & Sat. 7th Dec. 10am-2pm; Listening to the word of God – Experiencing Life in all its Abundance: Fr. Patsy Kelly MSC, Sat. 23rd Nov 10am-2pm.  Bookings: 0667134276.

A EUCHARISTIC ADORATION INFORMATION MORNING – will be held at the Heights Hotel Killarney on Sat.  12th October. Registration will be at 10.30am followed by refreshments. All adorers and other parishioners are welcome to attend this wonderful Presentation Eucharistic Adoration Morning.

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.

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.

NEW SAINT:   Cardinal John Henry Newman On Sun. 13th Oct. Pope Francis will Canonize Cardinal John Henry Newman, first Rector of the Catholic University in Dublin (1854 – 1858)  Fr Jim Sheehy will offer a talk as a preparation for the event, in Benner’s Hotel, Dingle at 8pm on Tues 8th Oct: John Henry Newman – Champion of the Laity.  All are welcome.                      

POET: Michael Hartnett was and is one of Ireland’s most loved poets. Born in Limerick in 1941, his first collection Anatomy of a Cliché was published by Dolmen Press in 1968.

HEALTH: Kerry’s Mental Health & Wellbeing FEST 2019 will run from Oct. 5th to 19th with over 100 FREE events throughout the County. Please check out and healthykerry Facebook page or pick up a brochure at your library for further details of events near you.

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

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.


COASTAL ROSARY FOR LIFE, FAITH AND LOVE Join in with thousands of people all around Ireland, as we gather on our coasts, near rivers, in our churches, at grottos etc. to pray the Rosary for Life, Faith and Love on Sunday October 13th at 2.30pm. We will join in with many countries around the world. To register a location please visit or text/call 087 278 6552.

FUNDRAISING PROGRAM October 2019 – Fundraising programme for St. Mary’s Parish, Tarbert – Maintenance Fund. Wednesday 16th October 2019 – Proceeds from the weekly Bingo night at the Tarbert Community Centre.Thursday 17th October 2019  – Clothes Collection organised by the Shannonside Women’s group. Monday 28th October 2019 – A community ‘Bank Holiday’ Morning for everybody. A Spiritual Walk from the Tarbert Community Centre to Kilnaughtin Church & Graveyard

Registration @ 10.30am – €10 per adult / €20 per family.The walk will start @ 11am, returning afterwards to the community centre for a cup of tea and chat. A Book Sale with a cup of tea and chat will also be held on the same day from 10.30am to 1pm.

(Any books you want to donate please drop these off at the Presbytery during normal office opening times before the 28th October.)

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.

CONCERT:  Micheal English will perform a concert with a Christmas theme on Friday, December 6 in the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale.

AMERICAN TEA PARTY IN ROCKCHAPEL:  The annual tea party will take place in Rockchapel Community Centre on Friday, October 18.  A hot meal will be served at 9pm sharp.  A great night of music, dancing, fun and craic with the one and only Jerry McCarthy and Autumn Gold. If interested please ring Breeda O’Callaghan to book your tickets. Tickets are €20. Your support is very much appreciated.

BOOK: The centenary of the foundation of the Mitchelstown Co-Operative Agricultural Society Limited was marked by Dairygold with an event at its headquarters in Mitchelstown, Co. Cork on Thursday, September 26. A commemorative book, “Mitchelstown Co-Operative Agricultural Society Ltd A History 1919-1990”, was written by Limerick historian, John Hough, who himself is a shareholder member of the society. John Hough from Glenastar and St Kieran’s Heritage Association held a local launch of his book  at Ardagh Community Centre on Saturday, October 5 -2019.

ST JOHN’S Listowel: Fri 11th– JACK AND THE BEANSTALK- 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!

Fri 18th– TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES- A play based on Thomas Hardy’s acclaimed novel, traces the life of the young country girl Tess Durbeyfield, driven by family poverty to claim kinship with the wealthy D’Urberville family. Hardy’s heroine is one of the most moving in all of literature, and her story is hauntingly brought to life in this new version by regular visitors to St John’s, Hotbuckle Theatre Co, England.


A Minute of Your Time is a collection of reflections and photographs by Mary Cogan and will be launched by Elaine Kinsella of Radio Kerry with music and song. Everyone Welcome. More from 068 22566.

Kerry News 1894-1941, Wednesday, July 12, 1916; Page: 4


Mr James Woulfe presided over the quarterly meeting which on this occasion was held in the boardroom instead of the Courthouse as hitherto. There was a fairly large attendance of members.

SURVEYOR’S REPORT.  From the report of the Co. Surveyor, Mr. Singleton Goodwin, who was in attendance, the roads were in fairly good order, and in a good number of cases the supplies of materials were fairly forward. He should, however, warn them to be prepared for a much heavier outlay owing to the increase in prices both in labour and material. On the motion to proceed with the consideration of new works.

Mr John Trant objected on the grounds that there was a resolution in the minutes of twelve months ago adjourning the consideration of all new works until after the war. A heated discussion followed pro and con, but eventually on the Assistant Clerk, Mr. Thomas O’Connell, producing the minutes, it was seen that the consideration of new works had been only adjourned for 12 months, and that period had elapsed since the passing of the resolution.

Mr. J. O’Connell moved that a fence be made on the road leading from Lixnaw to Kilfeighney church, 120 perches at 4s. per perch.

Mr. W. McCarthy seconded. Mr. P. Trant objected on the ground that the fence would be of no public utility, or necessity and that it would be practically only for the proposer’s own benefit. He (Mr. O’Connell) was a comfortable man and well able to make a fence for himself if he wanted it. He (Mr. Trant) asked to have the County Surveyor’s report read in connection with the application. The Clerk read from the report:— “This fence has been made by the occupier of the land, and as it is for his own benefit I don’t see why the district should be called upon to pay for it;”

Mr. Trant—After that do what you like, but I propose that the application be thrown out.

Mr. Kearney—And I second you. At this time- a large number of the members had left the room, but Mr. Trant said he was satisfied to have-the question put to a division, and this having been done the application was thrown out by 9 votes to 3 .

Other applications were rejected on technical grounds, agreements for the land not having been signed, these including an application by Mr. P Trant . M.C.C, for the making of a new road from the main road from Tralee to Listowel at Kilshenane to the cemetery, which it was admitted was very necessary.


Mr. E . Mulvihill moved that Mr Cornelius Singleton contractor, be allowed £100 compensation for delay occasioned in his not being allowed to start work in making a new line of road and bridge on same between Jas. Mahony’s gate, Leitrim; and Moriarty’s cross, Tullamore.


Mr. J. Sheehy had much pleasure in seconding the motion. Mr. Singleton was a most popular and able contractor who always gave the public the greatest possible satisfaction and had suffered at least the amount claimed for him and should be compensated.  The County Surveyor reported that Mr. Singleton had been delayed for 3 years, and in the meantime material went up very considerably. His claim was a reasonable one.

Mr. J. Lynch—We’re all satisfied. The application was passed unanimously subject to sanction.


Mr. J. Barrett said he had a resolution to propose which he felt certain would meet with the sympathy and support of the meeting. It was:— ” Resolved—That we the members of the Listowel Rural District Council respectfully ask the Government to release or bring to trial at once ; the Kerrymen arrested in connection with the recent rebellion, and especially do we demand the release of Mr. Thomas Slattery and Mr. Thomas J. McCarthy, Tralee , gentlemen of unblemished character and high social standing. Neither of those gentlemen no more than several of the other Kerrymen took any part in the movement, and we, therefore, ask those in authority to order the release of those men or otherwise; their immediate trial. “We further ask our Clerk to forward a copy of this resolution to Mr. Samuel, Sir John Maxwell, and our Parliamentary representative , Mr. M. J. Flavin.” Mr. Daniel Mangan had much pleasure in seconding the resolution so ably prospered by his colleague,  Mr. Barrett, and in doing so said it was a terrible hardship on men like Mr . Slattery, a big merchant, and Mr. McCarthy, to be interned indefinitely without knowing for what. The other members of the Council heartily concurred with the terms of the resolution which was passed unanimously.  The meeting adjourned.


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