knockanuare notes Sunday September 16th 2018

ST PIO: The new season in Lixnaw on Tuesday, September 18th. (3rd Tuesday) D.V.

The prayer group will be marking the 50th anniversary of St. Pio’s death and the 100th anniversary of the stigmata. He died in 23rd Sept. 1968 and received the stigmata on Sept. 20th, 1918

CONGRATULATIONS to Daniel Goulding who recently Graduated from UL with a First Class Honours in Business. Congratulations also to Kevin Goulding and the Ballyduff Team who won the County U16 hurling championship.

BEST WISHES to Michael O’Flaherty of Moyvane who celebrated his 90th birthday recently.

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thurs. 27th Sept. from 5-8pm.

GAA Lotto; There was no winner of the €9800 jackpot on Friday 14th September. Numbers drawn were 2, 16, 24, and 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Timmy Leahy, Ballygologue Park, Listowel; 2. David Moloney, Tarmons, Moyvane; 3. Sheila O’Connor, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Phil Corridan, Ballyheigue, and 5. Mary & Annette, Moyvane Chipper. Next draw to be held on Friday 21st September with jackpot rising to €9900.

DEATH has taken place of Breda O’Driscoll née Buckley of Barrow West, Ardfert and formerly Moyvane, on 7th September 2018, wife of Tom and sister of Marian & William. Sadly missed by her family, nephew Conor, niece Caoimhe, brothers-in-law, and sister-in-law.

Requiem Mass for Breda O’Driscoll was celebrated on Monday 10th at the Church of the Purification, Churchill. Interment afterwards in Réalt na Mara Cemetery, Churchill. Breda was daughter of Bill Buckley of Knockanure and Nora McMahon of Athea.

DEATH has taken place of Delia O’Donoghue (née Duggan) Dromreask, Glin, and formerly of Dirha West, Listowel, on September 5th 2018. Wife of the late Thomas J. O’Donoghue, Editor of the Ballyguiltenane Rural Journal and recently predeceased by her sister Phil. Delia will be sadly missed by her sons John and James, Caitríona, grandchildren Brandon and Hannah, sisters Mary and Mona, nieces, and nephews. Funeral Mass Sunday September 9th in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin at 11am. Burial afterwards in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael J Nunan, Moira Griffin, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Mary Soder, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tom McElligott, Alphonsus O’Kane. Mass Moyvane Church: Wed 19th at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor, Glin Road; Thurs 20th at 7.30pm for Patrick Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim; Fri 21st at 7.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack, The Village & deceased of the Stack family & Ned Scanlon; Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Flavin & Mulvihill families, Lower Aughrim, and Mass on Sun 23rd at 11.00am for Joan Mulvihill, Moher. Mass Knockanure on Sunday 23rd September at 10.00am for Parishioners

WOMEN’S PENSIONS – A follow up meeting on Mon. 17th Sept. in the Listowel Arms Hotel at 7pm. This is an action meeting for Pension Equality. Kerry TDs & County Councillors have also been extended an invitation.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS: last weekend’s Church Gate collection in Moyvane/Knockanure raised €746. Huge thanks to all who contributed and those who helped this wonderful cause.

SENIOR BADMINTON: resumes on Monday night Sept 17th at 8pm. New members welcome.

MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON: There will be a registration evening for juvenile badminton on Tuesday 18th Sept at 7pm in the Marian Hall. Open to 2nd class upwards subject to availability. It is important to attend registration. Contact club secretary at 087/6761353 if anyone wants a registration form in advance. Cost is 50 euros for 1 child, 80 euros for 2 children and 95 euros for 3 children from same family.

SECOND COLLECTION: for Diocesan Needs will take place at all Masses on 22nd/23rd.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tom Kennelly and his niece Bridie Kennelly who ran in the Dingle Marathon.

SAVE OUR POST OFFICE: A March to the Dáil regarding Post Office Closures will take place on Tuesday, Sept 18th at 2pm starting from Trinity College. The Moyvane/Knockanure Community ‘Save Our Post Office Committee’ will organise a bus to this important event. Anyone interested in travelling to Dublin to Support our Community and Post Office please contact: Liam Speedy Nolan – Phone: 087/6961668, or Michelle Dore – Phone 0874595695 by Sunday September 16th at 6pm.

EVENTS: North Kerry Positive Ageing Day takes place on Sun 23rd Sept. at Lixnaw Community Centre, 2.15-6pm. The day will consist of workshops – (Reminiscence, Art, Activity Games), Food, Ard Churam Choir and Dancing!! Raffle in aid of the new Alzheimer/Dementia Unit Ard Churam. Prizes Galore – worth in excess of €1,000! Contact Mairead Hanlon 086 8696341 for information and transport arrangements. If interested contact Ita 068/49134 or Noreen 068/49238 by Monday the latest.

Dance Classes by Monty Boyd, including waltzing, jiving, quick steps, polkas etc. Starting Mon. 24th Sept. at Emmets G.A.A. grounds, Listowel. Tel. 087-2817972 for more information.

Social Dancing by Margaret Rohan in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford beginning Fri. 28th Sept from 7.30-9pm. Everyone welcome. Tel. 086-3750037 for further details.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION TO PLASTIC POLLUTION – See, Judge, Act! – An evening providing inspiration, hope and action to protect our Common Home. Screening of the documentary Plastic in Paradise by Derrynane-based Vincent Hyland, followed by a Voice Ireland recycling workshop will be held on Wed. 19th Sept. @ 8pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney. Free event. All are welcome.

ADULT SET DANCING: for beginners with Timmy Woulfe every Monday at 8pm in the Marian Hall, Moyvane. Everyone welcome.

ST JOHN’S; Wed. 19th The Best of Irish; Fri. 21st Culture Night, and on Tuesday 25th Midnight Run, more from 068 22566.

ARDAGH: Ardagh Chalice 150 Festival commencing on Friday September 21.

ST MICHAEL’S WELL LIXNAW ANNUAL MASSES; Friday 28th September. First Mass at 12 noon and second Mass 7.30pm.

LISTOWEL HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING We will be hosting a coffee morning in Christy’s The Well, Listowel on Thursday morning next 20th September from 10am to 12.30pm.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a presentation for all children who participated in the Summer Stars reading Challenge on Saturday September 22nd at 11.30 AM Sharp. Renowned Author Roisin Meaney will be there on the morning to Present all participants with Certificates and ‘goody-bags’. She will also perform a story time session at 12.30 that is not to be missed!

Hope to see all who participated on the day for this very special celebration.

WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS: A Speech and Language Workshop for Parents of Autistic Children will be held in St. Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on September 27 from 6.30 – 8.30pm. The Speech and Language Therapist will deliver workshop on Managing Anxiety, Sibling & Peer Social Inclusion, Teaching a child to understand, Teaching a child to express themselves and Teaching conversion. Booking essential Contact West Limerick Resources Nora on 068 30849 or Mary on 087 9382883.

WEDNESDAY CLUB COFFEE MORNING: Friday, September 21 at the Ploughman Bar, Abbeyfeale from 11-2pm. Proceeds to Kerry Hospice.

SOCIAL HOUSING FOR ABBEYFEALE: Plans for the proposed Social Housing in Colbert’s Terrace/New Street are now available (on request) for viewing in Abbeyfeale Library. Deadline for submissions on Part 8 Development is October 10.

KNOCK: Legion of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock Sunday, September 23. Coach leaving the Church Abbeyfeale at 7am sharp. Cost: €20 paid beforehand to ensure a seat. Please contact: Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Sean Broderick 068 31213 Michael Lane 068 32757 087 298084. David Davy 087 0994272.

ICA: Abbeyfeale ICA guild resumed activities on Tuesday night last at the Further Education and Training Centre, Mountmahon from 7.30 – 9.30pm. The guild usually meet first and third Tuesday of the month (except September). Activities include Talks, Demonstrations and Workshops. New members welcome. Tel. Anne Maria 06831145 for details.

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH: As part of Culture Night, on Friday, September 21 we will be screening the documentary film, ‘The Limerick Brigadistas- From the Shannon to the Ebro’. This documentary looks at the role of the six Limerick men who fought for the Republicans against Franco during the Spanish Civil War, and included in their ranks was one Jim Woulfe from Athea who was killed in fighting in 1937. The screening commences at 8 pm, and the event is free to all.

BINGO AT THE GLÓRACH: Bingo every Monday night at the Glórach from 8.30pm.

SOCIAL DANCING: Learn to waltz, jive, slosh etc. with Josephine at The Railway, Abbeyfeale every Tuesday from 8pm.

DANCING CLASSES: The Croghan/Greene Academy of Irish Dance with

Instructor Brendan Croghan T.C.R.G. A.D.C.R.G has commenced classes on Tuesday, September 11 from 2-3pm for (Junior/Senior Infants) and from 3 -4pm (All other age groups) inTeach na Féile Community Centre, New St. Abbeyfeale, Contact Brendan on 086-8109819 for further details.

PRAYER MEETING: Janice and Moss Carrig will hold a prayer meeting at 3pm in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, October 7 next. Prayers, hymns and healing session. Donations to Street Children of Calcutta.

FREE WORKSHOPS IN ABBEYFEALE: West Limerick Resources invites you to attend a free workshop in St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale. ‘Invasive Species’ identifying and combating Invasive Species in your local area, on Monday, September 24, at 7.30pm. To register Elaine edillon or 069 66296. All welcome.

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA OPEN DAY Saturday 29th September 10am-2pm. There will be guided school tours and an opportunity to meet with the teachers, school management and parent’s council members on the day. There are also two workshops for parents; An internet safety talk delivered by Ger Brick and an RSE talk for parents of young teenagers delivered by Southwest Counselling. There will be many activities for pupils including a 5th and 6th class primary school quiz beginning at 12.30pm. Light refreshments will also be provided. For more information please see our website or call 06821023/0860260765.

ATHEA GAA Commemoration Night Tickets at €30 each are now on sale for the Commemoration Night on Friday, October 5th at the Devon Inn Hotel.

AUTUMN NIGHT CLASSES, North Kerry College of Further Education, Upper Church Street, Listowel. Enrolment for our Autumn Night classes will take place at the college as follows:

Wednesday, 26th September, 7.00-9.00 pm

Please contact Maria Fitzgerald 086 0289958 or email nightclasses Tai Chi , Intermediate Computers, Sign Language, DIY Skills, Bicycle Maintenance, Millinery – Make your Own Felt Hat, Make -up and Skin Care , Conversational Spanish, Art History-The Italian Masters, Nutrition for Well Being, Fairies of Ancient Irish Civilisation, Christmas Baking QQI Modules Level 5; Barbering, Healthcare Care of the Older and Palliative Care, QQI Level 6 SNA

‘MOVING ON’ is an exciting new free employment programme for women. We have an information morning from 10-12 next Wed 19th Sept in Aras an Phobail, Tralee. To book or check eligibility please call Lisa 0877647446 or lisaoflaherty

CONCERT: University Concert Hall Limerick Eurovision Show 27th Sept. at 8pm, details of bus from 069 62306

PILGRIMAGE: Welcome Home to our Lourdes pilgrims and safe return of our Medjugorje pilgrims.

An 11 day Marian Pilgrimage and a fully escorted tour to Italy will take place from September 18 to 28 with spiritual director Fr Tom Mangan, and places to visit will include Rome, Assisi, Lanciano, San Giovanni, Rotondo, Pietrelcina, Romania and Sorrento.

OVERSEAS VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED – Volunteer Carpenters, Builders, Media Specialists, Early Childhood Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Primary/Secondary Teachers, Accountants, Social Workers, Farmers…required for placements on Missions in Africa, SE Asia and the Caribbean. No previous overseas experience required, no upper age limit! Volunteer training programme begins 22nd September in Dublin – open to all! Contact Viatores Christi +353-1-8689986 or email apply for more information.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Adult Religious Education Programme: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Topic: What does God want me to do with my life? This is an 8-session course on Wednesdays – beginning on 19th Sept. Parental Grief Retreat: Caroline Ni Dhuinn, Emmaus Ministry for Grieveing Parents USA, Sat. 29th Sept. 9am-6pm. To register call 066-7125129.

AUTISM: Cork Autism Conference 2018: Re-Thinking Autism – A Positive and Integrative Approach, Sun. Sept 30th, Rochestown Park Hotel, Douglas Cork. Conference provides a unique forum for Parents, Families, Caregivers, Adults with ASD, Employers, Educators, Professionals, Agencies, Advocates and anyone with an interest in autism and aspergers syndrome. More info here: or call 089 239 8900

CANCER: The Irish Cancer Society’s national conference is being held in the Clayton Hotel, Silver Springs, Cork on Sat. Sept 22nd from 10am – 4pm. The aim of the conference is to provide information and support to cancer survivors, those who care for them, health care professional and staff/volunteers from cancer support services. Topics include exercise, diet, mindfulness, employment and more. For more information call Breda on 01 2310 533, email bcuddihy or go to to register. The conference is free of charge but registration is essential.

Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Hospice will take place on Thurs.20th Sept. Host a coffee morning for your local hospice. Gather your family, friends, neighbours or workmates to enjoy a cup of Bewley’s coffee in support of your local hospice and homecare service. Every euro that you raise goes to the Hospice. Coffee, posters, money boxes etc., will be provided. Please contact either Mary Shanahan at 086-0538706 or Joe Hennebery at 087-9197236 to collect your coffee. Or alternatively you can log on to

ATHEA C.E. Scheme Vacancies- There are two vacancies on the current C.E. Scheme for positions in the Community Hall. If you are receiving a social welfare payment you may qualify for a place. You can call into the Community Council Office on Colbert Street or phone 068-42301 for more details.

RAIN: Rainfall figures for the past summer and note that in the months of May, June, July and August 246.6 mm of rain fell. This compares to 271.8 for the month of January alone.

LOURDES: Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, August 06, 1932; Page: 8


Girl’s Spinal Trouble Cured At Lourdes. 23-year-old Lancashire girl Miss Mary Kellett,

who has been on her back with spinal trouble for twenty months, was the subject of a remarkable cure at the famous Lourdes Grotto on Sunday. Lying on her stretcher in the pouring- rain she was present with the other Salford pilgrims at Mass celebrated at the Grotto, Immediately after she had received Holy Communion, she gave a little gasp and sat up, declaring that all pain had left her. Got Out Unaided. Amid a throng of excited, worshippers she was transferred from her stretcher to a bath chair and wheeled back to the hospital. There she was able to get out of the chair and walk unaided. Miss Kellett was immediately examined by the Lourdes Medical Bureau, which decided that as it was a question not of an organic lesion, but of a functional disorder, which might be cured by a sudden shock or emotion, there was no cause to make a special report on the case.

Kerry Champion 1928-1958, Saturday, January 06, 1934; Page: 7

History of Lourdes Related

Among the 120 persons reported miraculously cured at Lourdes who took part in the procession on the day of the closing ceremonies of the diamond jubilee was Justin Bouhorts, whose cure was effected in March 1858. To-day, an inmate of the Home for the Aged at Pau, he is the dean of the living “miracules” of Lourdes. However, was not the first to be cured at the shrine; the quarry man, Bouriette, who was cured in February, of that year died Jong ago.

Justin Bouhorts was the second to be cured on March, 4th, just a month after the first apparition, and less than ten days after the discovery of the spring. That was 75 years ago last March. The Journal de la Grotte,has just published the report on this case made by Monsignor de Segur after a personal injury. On March 4th, 1858, Justin Bouhorts a 20-months-old baby, lay dying in a poor home at Lourdes Afflicted from birth with a light fever, the child had never walked; the doctor could do nothing : for him, and beside his cradle his parents, weeping, awaited the end. A kindly neighbour was preparing a tiny shroud.

"He is dead," said the father, beholding the wasted, inert Body of his child. He is not dead, and the Virgin of the Grotto is going to cure him the mother cried,and despite the efforts of her husband and friend to restrain her, snatched the little body from the cradle, wrapped it in her apron and ran like; mad towards Massabielle.

It was 5 o’clock in the evening when she reached the grotto. Many people were still there praying. Casting herself on her knees, she prayed with all her heart. Then making her way through the crowd, dragging along on her knees to the edge of the reservoir hollowed out near the stream, she completely plunged the body of her child into the icy water.

(Break see paper for full story)

The child went to his mother, who embraced him while weeping. "He was cured yesterday," she thought. "That is why he wanted to get down and walk and I—like some unbeliever—lacked faith and would not let him walk."’

When later; her husband returned to the house, she greeted him this; "See, he, is not dead! The Blessed Virgin has saved him"

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