Knockanure Notes – 1st January, 2012

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre will take place on Monday the 9th January 2012. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance.  Anyone wishing to attend can ring the office on 068 49799.  New members especially welcome.

PANTO Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs  at the Boys School Listowel runs from Jan. 4th to 8th; The cast features Aideen O’ Conor, James O’ Flaherty, Gearoid O’Connor, Mairead Fitzmaurice, Danny Russell, John Looney, Tina Enright and Lal Browne, more from 068) 22566.

ST JOHN’S: A photographic exhibition which has as its theme, the events, the artists and the audiences of 2011; Tues 10th

Best Of Irish 2010 – Film Club; Wed 11th, The Carrivick Sisters.

The best of American Country and Bluegrass presented by sisters Laura and Charlotte on Guitar, Mandolin, Clawhammer Banjo, Fiddle, Dobro Cello and Vocals, more from 068) 22566.

EVENTS:  Listowel Mart opening sale Jan. 12th ; Ardfert Retreat Centre invites film enthusiasts to come and watch the film ‘Erin Brockovich’ on Thursday the 12th of January at 7.30pm. It is based on a true story; Novice Final between Clounmacon B and Duagh C takes place at Coolard on 14th Jan at 2pm; An opportunity to reflect on and appreciate the wisdom, spirituality and legacy of John Moriarty – poet, mystic and storyteller.  This is taking place at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday the 7th of February from 8 to 10pm, facilitated by Mick Joyce.

GAA Supporters Club 22nd Annual Social will be held at Ballygarry House Hotel on Jan. 21st; Kerry Archaeological and Historical  Society 2011 AGM will take place in Tralee Library on Tuesday 31st January 2012, at 7.30pm, Open to all members;

SIAMSA: Cinderella from 4th to 7th, more from 066 7123055.

 ARTS Council have given grants of over €1.2 million to enable 38 individual artists and organisations to take their shows on the road from July 2011 to July 2012. From 2005 to ’10, The  National Library  increased visitors by about 80,000, The Chester Beatty Library increased attendance by about 50,000 and the National Archives had a reduction in visitors.

WREBBOYS were scarce in the minor roads, most prefer to travel the thickly populated districts.

CONGRATULATIONS to Anne Maria Cotter Keane of Kilmorna on being elected Chairperson of Kerry Co-Op, she is the first woman to be elected to the position.

DEPRESSION:   Relatives meet at The Meadowlands Hotel on the first Wednesday of every month at 8pm (next meeting January 4th).  Call Kate on 087-2993142.

FULL Moon on Jan. 9th, it is amazing how green the countryside looks at present.

FREEMANS Journal. Excepts, 10th Dec. 1853 edition had list of local subscribers from Newtownsandes, collected by Fr Naughton as follows, Robert Stack 16/8, Bryan Cunningham 10/ 0.5/ John Kennelly 9/9.5, Tom Sullivan 8/6, John Stack 7/9.5, Edward Dineen 5/5.5, Maurice Kennelly 4/10, Mrs Enright 4/1, Pat Foran 4/1, Miss Fitzmaurice 3/6, Mrs O Connor ¾.5, Mrs Barrett ¾.5, Tom O Connor 3/0, Edward Mulvihill. :19th Jan. 1924 FJ, death of Fr O Shea of Athea, chief mourners William and john O Shea of Kildimo, among the attendance at his fumeral were, Fr O Dwyer of Templeglantine, Rev M Keane and Fr Behan of Newtownsandes, Fr D Riordan and F O Sullivan of Athea, Rev J Carr of Abbeyfeale, Fr Moloney CC Parteen, Brother Lee Glin.

FJ of 31st Dec. 1921, reports martial law extended to all Munster , Kilkenny and Wexford. Four houses in Meelin destroyed following ambush; William Collier died after beating in Limerick; Brother Darcy shot dead at Imperial hotel, Cork; Authorities prohibit use of motor car, motor cycle and pedal cycles  in Munster, Wexford and Kilkenny, between 8pm and 6am.

F J of Jan 8th 1915, owing to death of Mr Thomas Gibson the old established business of Mr John Stack of Market Street, Listowel is for sale.

FJ of 30th Dec. 1910 , Fr Casey Memorial unveiled.

FJ of Jan. 28th 1862, reports death of Fr Mulcahy of Coolcapagh.

Death of Dan Brosnan Postman took place 24th Dec. 1968.

US: Over the next 10 years, the Pentagon plans to purchase more than 700 medium and large-size drones at a cost of nearly $40 billion, according to news reports.United States emits more than 5 billion metric tons of C02 every year.

UNTHOUGHTFUL  heart…discovers no mercies; but the thankful heart…will find, in every hour, some heavenly blessing.
Henry Ward Beecher.

KILLED: 26 priests, sisters and lay people killed in 2011. Seven were killed in Colombia, five in Mexico, three in India, two in Burundi, and one each in Brazil, Paraguay, Nicaragua, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, South Sudan, Tunisia, Kenya, the Philippines, and Spain.

DEATH took place on 24th December 2011 of Jack O Brien  of Moyvane Village and late of Cahirdown, Listowel, Jack is survived by his wife Emma and son Ivan, sibling, Oonagh Frew,  Carmel Harnett, Liam and Owen in Dublin and Gerard in England. Requiem Mass for Jack O Brien was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Wednesday December 28th 2011, following Mass Jack O Brien was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. Jack was son of Eugene and Mai O Brien of Caherdown and he married Emma in 1975. Celebrants at the Requiem Mass were Fr Lucid the chief celebrant assisted by Fr O Callaghan, Fr McMahon, Fr Sheehy, Fr Walsh and Fr Anthony. Seminarian Sean Jones also attended.  Choir were Tara, Seline  and Mary Mulvihill.

DEATH took place on 26th  December 2011 of Maureen Sheehy of Leitrim Middle .

Maureen was predeceased by her husband Ned Sheehy and is survived by her children Tom, Eddie, Denny, Martin, Jim, Patsy, Mary, Hannah, Catherine and Nancy.

Requiem Mass for Maureen Sheehy was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Thursday 29th December 2011 by Fr Lucid assisted by Fr Lawlor. Maureen was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure beside her husband Ned who  died May 1994. Maureen Sheehy was born to Tom Mulvihill and Hannie Bunce, just over 80 years ago.

DEATH took place on 24th December 2011 of Sr. Carmel Beasey of Listowel Presentation Convent. Thursday 8th September 2011 the Presentation Order  and  relatives, friends and former colleagues of Sr. Carmel Beasley celebrated  her 100th birthday at Fatima Home in Tralee. Sr. Carmel was born at Beale, Ballybunion, Sr. Carmel joined the Presentation Order in Listowel at the age of 18 and after completing her teacher training in Carysfort College in Dublin, returned to Listowel where she taught until her retirement. Sr Carmel was one of five children, she is survived by her sister, Sr Enda who is a Drishane nun, and was predeceased by brothers, Michael, Jimmy and Fr John Joe Beasley. Sr. Beasley is well known for her voluntary work including her support for Kerry Parents and Friends and the Irish language. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Wednesday 28th December 2011, Sr Carmel Beasley was laid to rest at the Presentation plot in St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Her father Martin taught at Kilconly National School.

DEATH has taken place of  Sr. Anna Patricia O’Connor on  December 20th 2011 a Sister of the Bon Secours, Cork  , she was born 100 years ago at Grogeen, Abbeyfeale, she is survived by her sister Margaret Quigley, her brother Michael O Connor in America. Sr. Anna Patricia O Connor was laid to rest in St. Oliver’s Cemetery, Model Farm Rd, Cork, following Requiem Mass on Friday.

DEATH took place on December 27th 2011 of Elizabeth Lynch, nee Relihan of Shanaway, Tarbert. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert. Elizabeth Lynch was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure .

DEATH has occurred of Denis Son Histon of Clounmacon. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Monday 2nd January 2012, Son Histon was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Denis Histon is survived by his sisters Peg, Bett and Bridie.

DEATH took place recently of Noreen Buckley née Dillon, Meenard, Duagh and late of Kilmorna, she is the last of her family to pass away. Noreen was predeceased by her husband Paddy and survived by three daughters and a son. Following Requiem Mass in Duagh Church celebrated by Fr Moore, Noreen Buckley was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel on 29th December 2011.

ANNIVERSARIES: Tim O Donoghue, John Fealy, Mary Keane, Jimmy Lyons, Roger O Connor, Fr. Michael F Kennelly, Francis Thornton, Denny Mulvihill, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Christopher O Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Paddy Dore, Michael Buckley, Dan Shine, Con McCarthy, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Sr. Joan Harnett, Maureen Harnett, Fr Dan Daly, Fr Denis J Moloney, Mick Barrett, Nellie Kelly; Tues. 3rd at 7.30pm Mass for Mary & Patrick Keane; Thurs. 5th at 7.30pm  Mass for Bridget (Pidge) Holly; Fri. 6th Feast of the Epiphany Mass in Moyvane for Ned Moore at 11am; Sun. 8th at 10.00am  in Knockanure, Mass for Michael & Teresa Bambury and

11.00am  Mass in Moyvane is for John Gregg & the deceased members of the Gregg & Hanrahan Families.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert, Thursday 12th at 7.30pm. Movies that matter opportunity to watch and discuss a film through the lens of faith. Sunday 15th from 10am. to 5pm. Recovering Alcoholics and family members. A day of support and reflection. For more information or bookings please contact the centre on 066-7134276.

TALK ;The Diocese of Kerry will host a talk, What is the point of being a Christian? with Fr. Timothy Radcliffe  on Wednesday January 11th at 8pm in the Conference Centre, The Malton Hotel, Killarney, all are welcome.

HOLY Day January 6th, Feast of the Epiphany. Mass in Knockanure at 10am and in Moyvane at 11.00am for Ned Moore ; Sunday Jan. 8th Feast of Baptism of the Lord. Mass on Sat. 7th at 7.30pm, For the People of the Parish. We had a lovely choir on Sunday last Jan. 1st 2012. Special Meal with Fr Anthony was held at the Community Centre on Thursday last.

CONGRESS: The Eucharistic Congress will take place over the week of June 10th – 17th 2012. Based in the RDS, Dublin, to book a place, go online to or call 01 2981122.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

COLLECTION  on 7th & 8th January for Diocesan Needs of the Holy Land.

 READERS: Vigil, John Corbett & Marguerite Lynch;

11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure Patricia & Andrew Rogan

SMA has been assigned to the Kerry Diocese for the Mission Awareness Programme for 2012.

Vatican Events 2012 , see