Knockanuare notes-Sunday September 1

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thursday 5th September at 8pm.  Everyone welcome.  Come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.  Adm free.  Refreshments served. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

Active Retirement Day on Monday 9th September.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  All welcome.  If attending please phone the centre on 49799.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: A new four-week course on tablet/phone skills is being offered at Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further details are available from 068/23584.

CONCERT IN DUAGH “Bringing Back the Show bands with a Touch Country” presented by Shaun O’Dowd on Thursday, September 5. A line up consisting of Ronan Collins, Sandy Kelly, Declan Nerney, Gina, The Conquerors.  Doors open 7.00pm , more from 087-2684540.

PATTERN Day in Ballyheigue on Sunday September the 8th Mass at 11am, many from the parish will make the annual trip, as usual the bishop will attend.

ST. PADRE PIO EVENING: Friday (6th). Beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

DEATH of Betty Nash (nee Quinn), Upper Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale who died on August 24th. 2019.

Betty, wife of the late Johnny and mother of the late Pat, is very sadly missed by her sons Michael and John, daughters Margaret and Nora, sons-in-law Des and John, daughter-in-law Rachel, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, sisters, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, neighbours, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass for Betty Nash was celebrated at Abbeyfeale Church on Tuesday. Funeral afterwards to Holy Cross Cemetery Athea.

DEATH of Peggy Enright (née Horan), Church Road and Enright’s Bar, Moyvane and late of Killegane, Castleisland on the 29th of August, 2019. Predeceased by her husband Mikey Joe. Survived by her son Donal, daughters Ursala, Anna, Margaret and Kathleen, grandchildren Míchéal, David, Caoimhe, Diarmuid, Jack and Gráinne, brother Charlie, daughter-in-law Hannah, sons-in-law James, Dermot and John, sister-in-law Kathleen Stack. Requiem Mass for Peggy Enright was celebrated at Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Saturday  with burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

The death has occurred of Sr. Columba Relihan of Mercy Convent, Rock Road, Killarney, and late of Tullacremin, Abbeydorney, Sr. Columba, sister of the late Joe, Paud and Jeremiah. Sadly missed by her loving community, nephew, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, sister-in-law Alice, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass for Sr. Columba was celebrated on Thursday 29th August 2019 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, interment in Aghadoe Lawn Cemetery.

Death of Joan McCarthy (née Buckley), Knockane, Listowel, on the 25th August, 2019. Predeceased by her husband Mike, daughter Siobhan, sister Mary. Survived by  her son Cathal, daughter Ciara, brothers Tim and Denis, sisters Nora and Margaret, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces.

MASS in Moyvane on Monday 26th at 6.30pm, it was Mass of the Angels for baby Leah Erin O’Donoghue, great numbers came to sympathise with the family of Leah Erin, never before was the line of sympathisers, extending away beyond the Church, a half an hour before mass. Grief of the family was very very great as Lea Erin’s grand aunt, Betty Nash had also died, days before the mass.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jeremiah Brendan Sheehy, Vincent Walsh, Charles Guillin, Martin Gordon, Fr. Gerard O’Connell, Delia O’Donoghue, Tom Ned Fitzgerald, Dan Foley, Paul Collins, Breda O’Driscoll, Sheila Barry, Mass Moyvane;  Thurs 5th at 7.30pm for Stephen & Mary Roche, Glin Road & Bedford;

Sat 7th at 7.30pm for Patrick Brosnan, The Village; Sun 8th at 11.00am for Marie Hegarty, Listowel (Rec Dec) (sister to Fr. Martin Hegarty)

Mass Knockanure:  Sunday 8th September 10.00am  for Kitty & Jackie Murphy, Kilmorna.

CONGRATULATIONS to Mary and Matt Kennelly on birth of their first granddaughter.

Ayda Rose Kennelly. Fiona and William Kennelly are proud parents of Ayda Rose.

SET DANCE CLASSES:  Set dancing for beginners with Timmy Woulfe on Monday, September 2 in the Marian Hall, Moyvane at 8pm.  Individual attention will be given where required.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will be held on Thursday 5th September from 5 to 8 p.m. in Community Centre, Ballybunion. Blood Donation Clinic will be held at the The Brandon Hotel, Tralee from Monday 2nd to Thursday 5th Sept inclusive. Mon 5pm to 8.30pm, Tues, Wed and Thurs, 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm.


Ballylongford/Tarbert CCE will hold their registration night on Thursday, September 5th in St. Oliver’s N.S., Ballylongford for both existing and  new members from 6pm-7:30pm.

GAA Moyvane are organising a Fundraising event contact Ian McCarthy on 0879964136 or Brian Stack on 0879820045.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS – will hold their annual church gate collection on weekend 7th & 8th Sept.

COLLINS FAMILY FUNDRAISER – All roads lead to Carmody’s Bar, Tarbert on  Sat. 7th Sept. at 8.30pm for the Video Race Night. Lots of valuable items for auction, plus a special Auction Race. There will also be spot prizes and a raffle on the night. MC for the night is Mr. Leo O’ Connor.

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY: have 2 courses in September. A Prostate Cancer Support                    Programme Commences Wednesday 18th September & a Thriving & Surviving  Programme Starts Monday 16th September, (for people recovering after cancer treatment. If you are interested in the course please contact Reception at  0667192122.

LISTOWEL RACES ACCOMMODATION; house for let for Race Week. Contact Margaret at the Race Week Office on 0874355363.

STORYTELLING CONCERT Sat. Sept. 7th at 8.00 pm: Join storytellers Lizzie McDougall, Randel McGee, Batt Burns, Frances Kennedy, Bryan Murphy and singer/songwriter Mickey McConnell for an evening of stories and music. MC – Gabriel Fitzmaurice Venue: Kerry Writers’ Museum.

RIVERS OF WORDS – MAURICE WALSH on Fri 6th Sept at 5.00 pm: A screening of the acclaimed documentary produced by the North Kerry Literary Trust in association with RTE.

Venue – Kerry Writers’ Museum, Admission – Free

LISTOWEL RAMBLING HOUSE Seanchai on Sunday 8th Sept. 3 to 6 pm:

To close our Festival weekend, join us for an informal afternoon of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling. Light Refreshments served. Venue: Kerry Writers’ Museum.

Full programme at Seanchai Tel. 068 22212.

KERRY CHORAL UNION If you have an interest in Choral Singing and would like to be part of a choir, please come along to Collis Sandes House, Tralee on Wed. Sept. 4th where Kerry Choral Union will be starting a new term.

ANAM CARA KERRY – the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding a Bereavement Information evening on 10th Sept. at 7:20pm in The Meadow Lands Hotel, Tralee. This is a free event and open to all bereaved parents. As Anam Cara will need to confirm numbers for teas, coffees, etc, please RSVP to [email protected] before Mon. 9th Sept. or call 085- 2888888.

HARVEST Festival in Listowel 8th to 14th September.

GLÓRACH:  First up on Thursday, September 12 is Limerick singer-songwriter Emma Langford.

PLOUGHING: The 88th National Ploughing Championships will take place in Fenagh in Carlow from September 17-19

CLASSES IN THE OLD TECH MOUNTMAHON:  The following courses are starting up the middle of September: Beginners Computers for all ages, cookery, sewing, Childcare QQI Level 5 & 6, Healthcare QQI Level 5, Beginners Woodturning, Woodwork, Furniture Making,  Upcycling Furniture, Beginners Art, Payroll Manual & Computerised, Bookkeeping Manual & Computerised, Excel for beginners, Beginners Sign Language. If you wish to register for any of the above, please call Mary in the office: 06831198.


Theatric Theatre School -drama, dancing, singing and prop making classes begin in Abbeyfeale on Monday, September 16 from  4-5pm. Performance of Oliver Twist will take place on the week of December 2. Suitable for ages 4-16.  Places available.  Now enrolling. Call Jo Jordan 087 6104224. Also visit us on Facebook.

ST JOHN’S: Exhibition by Clare artist Tomas O’Mouldomhnaigh for month of Sept; Tues. 3rd Chris Jones and the Night Drivers and on Thursday 5th The Miller’s Story, more from 068 22566.

BURREN WEEKEND RETREAT 13th–15th SEPTEMBER: Would you like to come on a guided journey through the Burren? Experience the silence and beauty of this unique landscape through walking mindfully on ancient pathways or limestone pavements.  Get to know some of the rare flora and appreciate our rich faith heritage in one of the ancient sacred sites.  Contact Noirin 087/9459151 or Mary 087/9701130.

SCHOOL OF MUSIC AND DRAMA:  Sephira School of Music and Drama has opened at Main St where Annette’s Boutique used to be in Abbeyfeale.    All ages are welcome.  Contact Ruth Joyce on 085 2052384 /[email protected] or look them up on Facebook.

 ANNUAL GRANDPARENTS PILGRIMAGE:   The 2019 pilgrimage will take place on Sunday, September 8 at the Shrine of Our Lady of Knock. The pilgrimage begins with the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick at 2.30pm.  The Pilgrimage Mass follows at 3.00pm with Chief Celebrant Bishop Kevin Doran, Bishop of Elphin.  Contact Connie at  [email protected] – 085 8704722 .

TARBERT MACRA had a Sign up and Social Night on Saturday, August 31st in The Swanky Bar, Tarbert. Information followed by a Mystery Tour. For more information email: [email protected]

GLIN CASTLE open day; Glin Development and Tidy Towns are aiming to reduce waste and be as environmentally efficient where possible. The cups were a great success and we will use them again for future events. Unfortunately and as we assume unintentionally, quite a few of these cups were taken away by visitors on the day. We would be delighted if they could be returned. We know this wasn’t done intentionally, and if they could be returned to Paddy Hogan’s Shop Glin, we would be very grateful

VOCATIONS:  “Come and See”, Vocations Afternoon.  Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork

Saturday 21st September 2 – 4pm. email:  /

Do you feel called to be a priest in the Diocese of Kerry? If so, please contact our Diocesan Vocation Director Rev. Fr. Michael Moynihan P.P., Dingle on 066/9151208.

Cork Autism Conference 2019 –  Autism: No Limits, Just Possibilities, Sunday September 22nd, Clayton Silversprings Hotel, Cork. The conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Autistic Adults, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism. More info here: www.autismcork.ieor call 089 239 8900.

LOLY LAND: Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch (Spa Parish) has organised with Marian Pilgrimage’s a pilgrimage to the Holy Land, which will take place from 24th September 2019 until 2nd October 2019.

Evening Herald 1891-current, Thursday, April 25, 1957; Page: 2


The death took place suddenly at Jervis St. Hospital last night of Chief Supt. Hugh Duffy, late of the Garda Headquarters, Depot Phoenix Park, Dublin, and Rathdown Road.

Born in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, 63 years ago, Chief Supt. Duffy was son of Sergt. John Duffy of R.I.C.. He served in the Royal Artillery in France in the First World War and was awarded the military Medal for gallentry in the field. After the war he took a B.A. in Trinity College and taught for a year in the Carnegie School, Killorglin.

He joined the Gardai in 1922 as a Supt. and was engaged to a teaching capacity for some time. He was Adjutant in the Depot from 1925 to 1936 and from then until he retired last June was in charge of officers records in B Branch. He was in charge of the parade before the Pope during the Garda pilgrimage to Rome in 1928 and played a big part in police organisation during the Eucharistic Congress of 1932. He is survived by his wife Mrs. Elizabeth Duffy; two sons John and Hugh, and three daughters, Nuala. Joan and Maura.

Connacht Tribune 1909-current, 11.05.1957, page 19

More on Chief Supt Hugh Duffy, his father of Lurgan, Caltra, Ballinasloe. He retired last year.

He was a prominent footballer and played with Kerry teams.

Kerry Reporter 1924-1935, Saturday, September 30, 1933; Page: 11

(Snippet of article)

and it was to him that the direction of defence of the assailed Catholics during the Belfast programs was entrusted. He was recalled to Dublin in, 1922 and appointed Chief of Staff-in succession to Gen. Mulcahy, who had become Minister for Defence.

”When, in spite of the earnest efforts he made to compose the differences of the Treaty and the anti-Treaty groups, civil war broke out in 1922, he was appointed G.O.C. of the South-western Command, and he succeeded in a very short time in quelling any serious armed opposition to the Provisional Government forces in that area. Through his work and influence as Commissioner of the Civic Guard, a position which he held until February 1933, we can boast of an efficient, respected and popular police force whose integrity and discipline withstands even the very severe tests which it has had to undergo recently.

“He has done more than any man in Ireland for the promotion of athletics at home and abroad, and the fact that the vigour and splendour of Ireland’s manhood took pride of place in the world contest at the Olympic Games in 1928 and 1932 is to a great extent due to the encouragement and inspiration given by Gen. O’Duffy as President for many years of the N.A.C.A. On numerous other occasions when the finest traditions of our people were gloriously upheld in the eyes of the world, at the Garda Pilgrimage to Rome in 1928, at the Catholic Emancipation ceremony in 1929, and at the  Eucharistic Congress in 1932, Gen. O’Duffy played a leading part, and the people of Limerick acclaim him to-day, not only with pride and affection but with the utmost confidence that under his leadership the best elements of our race, those who hold resolutely to the belief that true patriotism expresses itself in a constructive endeavour to uplift our land rather than in efforts to accomplish its destruction, will rally to his flag and march with him to the great national victory which is to be the crowning achievement of his great career in the service of the nation “

STORYTELLING CONCERT on Sat Sept.7th at 8.00 pm: Join our guest storytellers Lizzie McDougall, Randel McGee, Batt Burns, Frances Kennedy, Bryan Murphy and singer/songwriter Mickey McConnell for an evening of stories and music. MC – Gabriel Fitzmaurice Venue: Kerry Writers’ Museum.

RIVERS OF WORDS – MAURICE WALSH on Fri 6th Sept at 5.00 pm: A screening of the acclaimed documentary produced by the North Kerry Literary Trust in association with RTE.

Venue – Kerry Writers’ Museum, Admission – Free

LISTOWEL RAMBLING HOUSE Seanchai on Sunday 8th Sept. 3 to 6 pm:

To close our Festival weekend, join us for an informal afternoon of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling. Light Refreshments served. Venue: Kerry Writers’ Museum.

Full programme at Seanchai Tel. 068 22212.


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