Knockanure Notes – 10th June, 2013

NUNS ON THE RUN in Knockanure !! Join us Run , Walk or Jog exercise is a great way to battle mental health. Donation will be made to Pieta House. A Family Fun Day in conjunction with Nuns on the Run. Walk,jog or run 5km/10km. On Sunday 23rd June Registration 12.30 Start at 2pm. A fun day with Bouncy Castle, fun & games. Refreshments on the Day. Anyone wishing to bring scones/sandwiches etc would be much appreciated.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure Community Centre took  place on Monday the 10th June 2013.

CHIROPODIST will attend the Marian Hall on Friday 14th June at 11am. For appointment ring Eileen Quinn on 49472.

KNOCK Pilgrimage from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert takes place on Wednesday 03rd July, 2013. For further information contact Margaret at 087 2976304 and Nuala at 068 36166.

COLLECTION: Church Gate Collection takes place for Arás Mhuire Nursing Home this weekend.

EVENTS: Jumble sale at Listowel Family Resource Centre on June 13th from 3-5pm; Pricilla’s School of singing and Drama Concert in St. John’s Theatre Listowel on Friday June 14, at 8pm. Proceeds in aid of  Recovery Haven Cancer Centre. Director; Pricilla Donovan, accompanist Amanda Mannix; Also at St John’s,  Sat 15th at 6pm, A presentation Evening with the Academy of Dance; 17th and 18th June St John’s Youth Theatre presentation, details from 068 22566; Edenburn workers reunion will be held at Ballingarry House Hotel on Sunday 16th June at 5pm, details from 087 2216 766.

BUS:  Pilgrimage Walk to Croagh Patrick will be on Saturday, June 22. Bus leaving the church yard Abbeyfeale on Saturday morning at 5am. Names to Peg Murphy 068/31232 Parish Office 068/31133 or the sacristy 068/51915.

OPW sites are free to the public on the First Wednesdays of the Month during the tourist season.

PEOPLE of the Year Award; The closing date for entries is Friday 14th June. Nominations can be made at or by writing to People of the Year Awards, Rehab, Roslyn Park, Sandymount, and Dublin 4. The Awards will be presented live on RTE 1 Television on Saturday 14th September.

GAA: Knockanure are the North Kerry division 5 league football champions this year, score 1-8 to 1-11, match played at Duagh grounds. Cúl camp, You can book on line at

TRAIL: On Saturday 22 June 2013, the third annual 36km Great Southern Trail Midsummer Big Walk will commence from Abbeyfeale (Old Railway Station at 10.30 a.m.) and travel the 36km route of the old railway to Rathkeale. Register at [email protected] by June 15th;

MÉALA BEREAVEMENT AWARENESS CONFERENCE: Saturday 15th June in Institute of Technology Tralee (Solas Building). Registration from 9.30 – 10am. Conference starts 10am to 4pm. For more information and registration forms email: [email protected] or call 068-24012.

KDYS SUMMER ACTIVITIES, Fishing, Music, Art, Day Trips and Summer Camps now open for bookings. Places limited so please book early. For more information contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

PILGRIMAGES TO LOUGH DERG 2013; Tuesday, July 2-4, Friday, July 26-28.  Contact Peg 068/31232.

THOUGHT: “Forgiveness breaks the chain of causality because he who forgives you out of love takes upon himself the consequences of what you have done. Forgiveness, therefore, always entails a sacrifice”. Dag Hammarskjold.

DEATH has taken place of Mary O’Connor (nee Mulvihill) 4 The Cross, Ardagh, and formerly of Blaine, Athea, Mary was a native of Blaine and had one sister Joan. Mary and her husband Michael  from Castlemahon, came to Ardagh Cross in the 1960’s. They raised a family of nine, five girls and four boys.  The death of her daughter Joanne in 2010 was a heavy cross to bear for the family. At Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh. Fr Larry Madden celebrated her Funeral Mass, assisted by Canon Frank Duhig on Thursday 30th May. Burial took place beside her late daughter Joanne, in the family plot in Ardagh Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Winnie Sheehy, Johanna O Donnell, Mai Galvin, Bessie Nealon, Tom Moloney, Mary Margaret Dillon, Liam Cronin, Charles Haughy, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O Connor, Kitty O Donnell, Mary Murphy, Donal Mulvihill, Cillian O Connor, Ned Cronin, Maureen Moore, Joan Keane, Mass on Tues. 11th at 7.30pm for James & Annie O’Callaghan; mass on Wed. 12th at 7.30pm, Months Mind for Jeremiah McCarthy; Mass on Thurs. 13th Knockanure 7.30pm for Peggy Mc Elligott and her husband John; Mass on

Fri. 14th at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch; Mass on Sat. 15th 7.30pm for Nora Adams nee Stack and Mass on Tues. 18th 7.30pm for Con O’Connor.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill; 11.00am, Katerina & Andrew Kellighan; Knockanure, Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

 MEETING of the Finance Committee on Thursday 13th June at 8pm in the Presbytery.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING  will meet in the Parish meeting room on Monday June 10th at 7.30pm. sharp. A review of the video/talks on “Catholicism” will continue by Fr. S. Sheehy and Fr. P. Dillon. All welcome.

Maria Dillon wishes to thank the people of Duagh for their generosity in donating €1065 to the St Joseph of Cluny Schools in Kalionpong, India.

FUN: Family Fun Day on in the Moyvane G.A.A. Pitch on June 30th from 2 – 5. All in aid of fundraising for Moyvane National School. A great day of events organised: Races, Bouncy Castles, BBQ, Penalty Shoot Out, Wellie Throwing and Raffles etc. Please support this event in aid of the school.

BISHOP: Fr Ray Browne will be ordained Bishop of Kerry in St Mary’s Cathedral on July the 21st at 3 o clock.

FILM: Ardfert Retreat Centre, Movies that Matter Thurs. 13th June 7.30pm ‘Entertaining Angels’ – the Dorothy Day Story. Tel. 066-7134276. E.mail: [email protected]

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS TUESDAY WEEK JUNE 18THThis is the final session.  The Padre Pio glove will be available for blessing. Intercession box in place in sacred space.

MASS Holy Well Ladies Walk, Ballyduff  on Friday 14th June at 8pm.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op takes place 26th June in the Marian Hall at 8.30pm.

KEEPING ALL THE FAMILY ENTERTAINED in Abbeyfeale:  Widows Paradise – the comedy Sunday, July 14, The Nuns Race and  Harlem Shake on Monday, Feale fit Games on the Tuesday, Football Tournament and Carnival starting on the Wednesday, Tug of war and sheaf tossing, Fitzy Chicks, No Direction and Battle of the DJ in the Square, Tag Rugby on Saturday and the Family Fun Day on the Sunday are just some of the events  at the Abbeyfeale Gathering July 15-21 to keep the young people entertained.

The decision to remove fluoride from Hamilton’s water supply has divided opinion. NZ  report.

BOOK: Manchester Irish author DJ Kelly gave a talk and slideshow presentation and signned copies of her latest book ‘Running with Crows – The Life and Death of a Black & Tan’. Based on the life and death of William Mitchell, a Black & Tan and the only member of the British Crown Forces to be hanged for murder during the Irish War of Independence, Kelly’s novel tells the true and hitherto untold story of this tragic Irishman. Did Mitchell Kill the magistrate? Did he deserve to hang or was this a politically motivated miscarriage of justice?

STARS: Astronomers using the new Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array have imaged a region around a young star where dust particles can grow by clumping together. This is the first time that such a dust trap has been clearly observed and modelled. It solves a long-standing mystery about how dust particles in discs grow to larger sizes so that they can eventually form comets, planets and other rocky bodies. The results are published in the journal Science on 7 June 2013.

REPORTS from old newspapers; Father Eugene A. Heffernan, dean of the county of San Diego and pastor of St. Joseph’s Church, died Sunday at Tucson, Ariz. He was born in Kilmorna, Ireland, in 1879. He was ordained priest at Dublin in 1906, and shortly after came to the United State , report in 18 January 1919 – Mountain Democrat – Placerville, California, USA

Mr. George Gun Mahony, D.L., of Kilmorna and Guneborough,  Co. Kerry, who died on the 14th September 1912,  buried on Tuesday in churchyard where his father, Mr. Kenifeck Mahony, who died in 1850, lies buried. The late G. G. Mahony was educated Rugby and Oriel College Oxford . Report in, 28 September 1912 – Cheltenham Chronicle – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England .

FitzGerald. of Moyvane, County  Kerry, and of Rugby, who died on the 7th May last,  his son, Mr. John Vesey FitzGerald of  London, was granted sole executer. Report in, 20 September 1895 – Birmingham Daily Post – Birmingham, West Midlands, England.

Mr. Foster Fitzgerald, J.P. It appears that a large party of poachers, completely masked, went on his  lands in Moyvane for the purpose of coursing, his agent was Mr, Michael Nolan. Taken from, 31 October 1878 – Morning Post – London, London, England .

Republican at Newtownsandes, County Kerry, soldiers searching house found it occupied by two girls. Whilst” the men were upstairs the girls bolted all the doors, and set the house on fire, the soldiers escaped.  Report in, 13 April 1921 – Dundee Courier – Dundee, Angus, Scotland .