Knockanure Notes – 10th March, 2013

ENROLMENT: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost,  Knockanure   Enrolment Week   2013 :  If  you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost  please call to the school during the week of March 18th – 22nd,  9.30 a.m. -12.00 p.m. to collect your Enrolment Form, Fáilte Romhaibh!.

ACTIVE Retirement was  on Monday 11th March 2013.  more from 068 49799.  

ART: Knockanure Community Centre is seeking the work of the area’s young artists as it prepares to hold an Easter themed Art Competition in conjunction with its Annual Easter Party. The Party at the centre is on Sunday March 31st from 4-6pm. Young Artists are asked to submit their work for consideration before Friday 22nd March.  Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan will judge the Competition at the Easter Party.  For more information contact 087 9866533.

VICTIM: The Kerry Branch of Victim Assistance open meeting at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 12th March at 8.00pm.

DAFFODIL day March 22nd, details from 1850 60 60 60 .

CHARITY Film: Taigeen’s Farewell, a Leo Finucane film will be shown at the Classic Cinema,  Listowel on March 15th at 8pm, proceeds in aid of Pieta Centre, Castleisland.

CYCLE: St Patrick’s Day cycle from Listowel to Abbeyfeale , starts in the Community Centre Carpark at 10am, details from 086 7228470. At 3p.m. on Bank Holiday Monday 18th March a walk/cycle along the old railway will commence from the Palatine Museum, Rathkeale. The distance is 8 miles (13Km) and return transport will be provided courtesy of Coach House Travel.

BLOOD Donor Clinic at Ballybunion Community Centre, Wed. 13th March from 6 – 9pm.

MUSIC:  North Kerry has its own Teen Spirit Concert scheduled for Wednesday night March the 20th at 8.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.

TEACH Siamsa Finuge, gathering night on 15th March at 8pm, all are welcome.

HOST  FAMILIES  are required to host foreign students during June, July and August 2013 for 2-4 weeks at at time, boys & girls, aged 13 to 16 years.  Contact Kay on 087 9454786.   LAUNDRY  FOR  ELDERLY  is looking for volunteers to help with washing, one to two hours, once a month.  For more details please ring 087 6210742.

MARRIAGE Ceremony of Maureen Foley and Michael Walsh took place in Moyvane Church on 9th March 2013. Fr Lucid was the celebrant. Best Women, Mary Keating, Delphine Foley LaFaix and Eliana Garcia Perez. Best Man, Tom Walsh. Groomsmen, Eamon Leahy, and Donie Shine. Flower Girl, Jade Foley Lafaix. Page Boys, Daniel Kiely and Ronan Foley LaFaix. Music was by, Lucia Sheehan and Bridget Dillon. Readers, Mary Carroll and Finbarr Kiely. The reception was held at the Arms Hotel, Listowel.

TALK: We had an interesting talk from Rev Bob Fiffe at St John’s last week, he reminded us that we all have a limp, and we need understanding for each other. Bishop O Reilly will give a talk on finding God at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesday 12th March at 8pm. Talk on handing on the Faith  will be presented by Rev. Dr. Eugene Duffy on Wednesday 13th March in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, at 8.00p.m.  Rev. Dr. Eugene Duffy was a Director of the Western Theological Institute in Galway from 1997 to 2007.  He joined Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, Department of Theology and Religious Studies in September 2007.

PADRE PIO, devotions on Tuesday 19th March in Lixnaw Church, commencing at 7.30pm with Rosary, Mass & Benediction.  Witness given by Fr. Kevin McNamara

MARGARET Gordon (Peggie) nee Relihan died on the 15th February 2013 at Good Hope Hospital. Peggie is survived  by husband, Martin and daughter Norah and sister Mary, family and friends. Mass for Peggy was celebrated at St Margaret Mary Church,Perry Common Road, Erdington, Birmingham on March 1st 2013. .  Requiem Mass was celebrated for Margaret Gordon in Listowel Church on Sunday  3rd March 2013 , she was laid to rest afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. Margaret Gordon was daughter of daughter of Denny Relihan and Margaret Leahy of Beenanaspig, Kilmorna,  and was predeceased by her sister Elizabeth Sweeney in Feb. 2012, also predeceased by brothers, Tim, Danny and Johnny.

DEATH took place on 7th March 2013 of Billy Casey of Lower Athea, Predeceased by his wife Kathleen Mulvihill a native of Glin. Survived by his son John, daughters, Martina, Mary and Margaret, brother Denis in Chicago, sisters Margaret and Sr. Eileen. He was predeceased by siblings Sean who died 2008 in New York, Mike who is buried in Athea, Sr. Angela who died over 20 years ago and Mary O Sullivan. William Casey was born about 84 years ago in Athea to Jack Casey and Mary Dalton. Requiem Mass for Bill Casey was celebrated by Fr. Bowen and Canon Kelly at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Sunday 10th March 2013, he was laid to rest at  Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea, beside his wife Kathleen who died in 2002 and his brother Mike.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bill Hudson, Mary O Keeffe, Timmy Driscoll, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Tess Stack, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton, Mary Ann Collins, Sr Stanislaus Kennelly, Kitty Fitzgerald, Maureen Kinnane,  Dan Joe Murphy, Fr John Beasley, Johnny Stack Frank Goggin, Ned leahy, Noel Mulvihill,  Mass on Tues. 12th at Knockanure 7.30pm for Mary Carmody, Mass on Wed. 13th at 9.15am for William J. O’Connor Dore, Mass on Thurs. 14th at 7.30pm  for Johnny Stack, Mass on Fri. 15th Wedding at 1.30pm in Moyvane, Mass on Sat. 16th 7.30pm for Maureen Kinnane, Mass on Sun. 17th 10.00am for Mossie & Kitty Flaherty and the

11.00am Mass is for Michael & Nellie Kissane.

CHURCH News: Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass. Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm. Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

Readers:- Vigil Michelle Corridan & Margaret Watters
11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald
More readers and Eucharistic Ministers are required, details from 49308.

INFORMATION on Job Websites are available in the Presbytery for different parts of the world, like Australia, New Zealand, Canada & Europe etc.  There is a poster on

Moyvane Church Notice Board from the Council for Emigrants.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING took place on Monday 11th March at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room.

KNOCK: celebrate the Year of Faith, the Apostolate of Adoration invites you to a day of talks, workshops, prayer. adoration, rosary, Blessing of the Sick, Eucharistic Procession, activities for children and young people, children’s adoration workshop etc. Mass will be celebrated by Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio.
For more information, email [email protected]

THOUGHT: “Be such a person and live such a life that if everyone were such as you, and every life a life such as yours, this earth would be God’s paradise.” Phillips Brooks.” Let us sing even when we do not feel like it, for thus we may give wings to leaden feet and turn weariness into strength”. Dr. John Henry J. H. Jowett

ST JOHN’S: Wed 13th Hidden Handel; Thursday 14th an evening with Jimmy Crowley; Thursday 21st ,The Best of Traditional, and a man with local family connections, William King will launch his latest book on Friday 22nd, details from 068 22566.

LARTIGUE Monorail and Museum will be open on St. Patrick’s Day, March 17th.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP were due to meet Tuesday 12th March at 12.15 at the Family Resource Centre. For more information contact the centre on 068-23584.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE with music by Mike Condon will be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, March 24 next. This is a fundraiser for Unicef who are currently looking after in overcrowded camps up to 60,000 unaccompanied children from Syria. Dancing 3-6pm.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS first Meeting Thursday 14th March at 7pm. in St. Patrick’s Hall Listowel. For more information contact on 087-8196887.

OPEN Day at Pallaskenry College on 21st March from 10am to 2pm.

ABBEYFEALE Parade; The parade will assemble at The Convent at 4pm and proceed down Main Street and past the reviewing stand in The Square.

LIFELONG LEARNING FESTIVAL: Abbeyfeale Adult Education Centre will host several events to celebrate lifelong learning from Tuesday, March 19 to Friday, March 22 next. Tuesday will see a workshop on Furniture Restoration and One Pot Cooking. There will also be Horticulture with a twist as all the students will be dressed in the style of yesteryear and will demonstrate the use of old implements. The workshops will run from 11-1pm. On Wednesday you can check out a Genealogy Workshop, visit the Men’s Shed and get introduced to computers and again all workshops run from 11-1pm. All are welcome.

DISCO: 80’s Disco in aid of Aware will be held at The Arms Hotel, Listowel on March 30th, starting at 10pm.

MISSION in the Parish runs from 20th to 26th April 2013.

CHRISM Mass in Killarney Cathedral on 26th March at 7.30pm.

DROUGHT: more parts of NZ are declared drought zones

LADY Gaga  has bought 27 koi carp fish, she’d had a dream about the fish so she bought a tank which cost over £40,000 .

PILGRIMAGES: Medjugorje 29th. May – Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan 7 nights.
Lourdes 2nd. Oct. Spiritual directors: Fr. Kieran OBrien & Fr. Brendan Walsh 5 nights.  Enquiries to Mary / Sol Travel, Tralee. Tel: 066 7185940.

LOUGH DERG ST. PATRICK’S DAY: Guided tours of the Island will be available in the morning Sunday, March 17. At noon, Bishop Joseph Duffy, retired Bishop of Clogher and author of “Patrick in his own Words” and Fr Tom Hamill will lead a short address. This will be followed by a prayer service in Davog House. Contact (071)9861518. On the web:

LENTEN TALKS; Wednesday nights at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse , Abbeyfeale, from 7.30pm. Wednesday, March 13 ‘Make good life choices in this year of faith’ Wednesday, March 20 ‘What did Jesus teach us about Heaven and Hell’.

LISTOWEL Women’s Day on youtube.

FARMERS Protest in Carrigaline on youtube

SEARCHING for relatives:
Looking for any info on the following :
PatricK Kiely b. 1832, Limerick ( My g-g-grandfather)  died pre-1882. Margaret Kiely ( born Grffin 1834 in Co. Kerry ) ( my g-g-grandmother) died 1882

I have fairly reliable information on 5 of their children:
Johanna Kiely b. 1853
Edmund Kiely b. 1856
Ellen Kiely b.1868
John  Patrick Kiely b. 1869 ( my g-grandfather)
Margaret Mary Kiely b. 1878 d. 1882

The 1881 census records the family as living in st George Hanover Square at this time, and apparently John/Jack Patrick was mainly educated in London.

1882.Margaret (Griffin) Kiely and Mary Margaret both died ( registered a few months apart) . A grandaughter of hers remembers being told that their deaths were caused by a runaway horse and trap.

At the time of his mother’s death, John Patrick Kiely had begun University, but had to leave and joined the Cape Mounted Rifles, a unit based in South Africa. He was stationed in Kokstad, Transkei, SA approx 1889

John Patrick Kiely ( while in S. Africa ) married…
Alicia Emily Mary Holmes b. 1873 King Williamstown, Cape, S. Africa

They had 14 children – my grandfather, Melville George Kiely, being one of them

John Patrick Kiely served in WW1 in France as a member of the SA Corps Sig. Coy, where he suffered a spinal injury as a result of a fall from a horse during battle. He returned  to SA, but in 1928 required spinal surgery, for which he had to return to London.  He died a few weeks later in Epsom, Surrey.

Any information on the above persons will be greatly appreciated.