Knockanure Notes — 10th July, 2016

ACTIVE Retirement Day was Mon 11th July.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome, please ring 068/49799. New members welcome.

CEMETERY Mass is in Knockanure on Monday 18th July at 8pm and the concluding Mass in Ahavoher on Monday 1st August at 8pm.

BEST WISHES to Tom Shanahan of Kilbaha and Gina Gailis of Oregon who were married at Moyvane Church on July 8, 2016. They met in 2011 at Bishop Kelly High School – where they both currently work.

DEATH has taken place of Mick Finucane, Urlee Lisselton. The death of Mick on 5 July 2016 has broken the last link with the Kerry team that competed in the famous 1947 Polo Grounds match in New York. Mick was in his 94th year. Predeceased by his wife Peggy and daughter Norma. Sadly missed by his loving wife Anne, sons, Patrick, Dan, Michael and Bill, daughters, Betty (Mulvaney, Ashbourne, Co. Meath), Jacqueline (Clarina, Co. Limerick), Annette, (Cobh, Co. Clork) and Niamh (Urlee), sister Betty, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, partners, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews,

SYMPATHY:  To Paudie & Nancy O’Connor, Direen on the death of Paudie’s sister Julia O’Connor, of Croagh & Athea, whose Funeral took place on Thursday.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr James Kissane, Maureen Sheahan, Bridie Reilly, Peg Vaughan, John Stack, Fr Dan Daly, Bridie Sheehy, Pat Joe Stack, Jim Sullivan, Dan Flynn, Peg Brouder, Sean Sheehan, Julia Walsh, Nan and Michael Flavin, Aidan Holly, Mossie Ahern, Sr. Consuela Moloney, Ted McElligott, Martin Mcgrath, Pat Sweeney, Patrick OFlaherty, Paudie Scanlon, Mary Dee, Johnny McEnery, Mass in Moyvane; Wed      13th at 7.30pm  for Peg Brouder, Kilbaha (1st Anni). Fri 15th at 7.30pm for Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Moyvane South. Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Thomas & Ellen Sheehan, Kilbaha. Sun 17th 11.00am, Kate Flaherty, New Houses. Knockanure Masses; Tues             12th at 7.30pm, Special Intention.

Sun 17th at 10.00am for Denis Lane, Kilmorna & his sister Bridie Hayes (nee Lane) Carlow (1st Anni).

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  meeting Mon 11th at 8.30pm in the Marian Hall.  All members are asked to attend.

COMMUNITY GAMES:  Congratulations to the U13’s Girls community games indoor soccer team who have made history by reaching the finals which will take place in Athlone on the weekend of the 12th Aug. Team: Lauren Duffy, Tara Enright, Ava Fitzgerald, Katie Keane, Mary Kearney, Kiera & Megan Large, Louise Leahy.   Fundraising for the trip is planned, please contact Brigitte on 085/1018226 or anyone of the committee or parents of any of the above.

TEACHER: Ireland’s longest serving national school principal, Maurice O’Mahony – who had 43 years service – has retired July 2016. Maurice became head of Coolard NS on July 2nd 1973.

FLEADH CHEOIL NA MUMHAN 2016  will begin here in Listowel Town starting on Tuesday next, 12th July and continue right up to and including next Sunday. 16th July The 11.00 a.m. Mass  at St. Mary’s Church on Sunday, will be hosted by the Fleadh and our Parish Choir will be singing.

THE PRESENTATION LEAVING CERT CLASS OF 1956 are holding a Re-union in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, July 14th. please call in at 2.30pm. to say “Hello”. Class photos from class in primary & secondary will be on show. Maura Grimes & Sr. Kathleen Given.

LISTOWEL RESOURCE CENTRE Family Fun Day will be held at the Centre on Saturday July 23 from 2-4pm. All welcome.  Summer Camp will continue at Listowel Family Resource Centre until Friday. August 19th. Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068) 23584.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group takes place on July 12 at 12.30pm.

BEST WISHES to Pa O’Dwyer from Rooskagh who is now officially the strongest man in all of Ireland. He won the title in Newry, Co Down on Sunday June 26th defeating 12 other finalists

MOYVANE VILLAGE PRE-SCHOOL:  Anna Marie McEvoy will be opening the pre-school in Murhur National School when the school re-opens in September to April 2017.  Now taking free pre-school places  087/6203479 .

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS. The Phone Connect project is a free community based telephone support service offered to older people in the West Limerick Area empowering them to remain independent in their own homes.   The weekly service provides a listening ear to the elderly allowing them to share any worries or concerns and to be informed of any local events or services.  West Limerick Resources are now seeking volunteers to make these phone-calls from a dedicated space where a mobile phone and credit will be supplied.  Training will also be made available.  If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you by calling Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3290483.

TRIP  To Athlone on July 19th. Bus leaving Newcastle West at 7.30 am via Abbeyfeale, Athea 8.30am, Carrigkerry, Ardagh, Rathkeale & South Court Hotel, Limerick. For further information contact Marie Wrenn on 087-7674832

MUSIC: The Comhaltas Summer Seisiún traditional entertainment shows continues at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine each Thursday during July and August.

LENAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL:  Charity walk/run 5k/10k on Sun 10th.  Proceeds in aid of Killian Browne & Ella Ahern.  Contact Mairead on 086/3689061 or Cathy on 087/9287353. Registation commences at 10.30am with walk/run commencing at 11.30am.   Details of registration fees from the aforementioned.  Your support is deeply appreciated.  Donations can also be made for those unable to attend the Walk/Run.

CRAFT FAIR ON THE COBBLES in Abbeyfeale: There has been a fair bit of interest from crafters for the fair on Friday.

SALE OF PRODUCE FROM THE PARISH COMMUNITY GARDEN:  We will hold a sale of whatever has been harvested  at the 9.30am Sunday Mass in Abbeyfeale.  We have honey from our beehives, jams from the fruit bushes, some new potatoes, rhubarb, onions, some pot plants, pots of parsley and thyme and a few surprises.   All monies raised going as usual to support Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan.

SWIM: Glin Estuary Swim Club:  The swim will be held on Saturday, July 16th.  All funds raised will be donated to St. Vincent’s Special School.

PARTY: This week sees jury’s visit Irish cities to choose a city of culture 2020. In Limerick city this is the culmination of much planning, celebrating and creating. Mayor of Limerick Councillor Keiran O’Hanlon has issued an open invitation to join the festivities from midday to evening, Tues July 12.

PRIESTS: Annual Dinner for Priests Home from Abroad.  This takes place on Tuesday 2 August at 7 pm in the Church of the Resurrection, Killarney.  Please inform the diocesan office if you wish to attend.

FAITH CAMP:  St Ita’s Catholic Camp for boys & girls aged between 5-12 years takes place from Tuesday, August 2 – Friday, August 5 in St. Mary’s N.S. from 10am -3pm.  Cost €40 for first child & € 20 per additional child in family. Activities include Art, drama, Music, Sport, faith teaching. Tel Martina 087/2788834 Lorraine 086/3765751 for more information and registration form.

LAUNCH NIGHT FOR CHARITY CYCLE: PRO Maria Woulfe has been in touch with the news that Abbeyfeale Cycling Club (ACC) will be hosting a launch for their first charity cycle at Leens Hotel on Friday, July 15.  Junior Minister for Sport Patrick O’Donovan will be present to hear details of the planned 60Km and 110Km routes around the surrounding parishes.  This first cycle will be in aid of St Gabriel’s School in Limerick and will take place on Sunday, August 14.

REMEMBERING ZOE RELAY RUN TO DUBLIN:  Runners wanted for a once in lifetime experience.  The Remembering Zoë Relay run to Dublin for Make a Wish Foundation will take place over the August bank holiday weekend July 29 – July 31.

Day 1: Abbeyfeale – Castleisland – Killarney – Macroom – Cork City – Fermoy – 170km

Day 2: Fermoy – Mitchelstown – Cahir – Clonmel – Kilkenny – Carlow – 161km

Day 3: Carlow – Castledermot – Newbridge – Naas – Rathcoole – Leopards town – 120km. If interested in taking part or helping in any way on Day1,2 ,3  or on the 3 days please let us know.

EVENTS: 11th July: Swimming & Lifesaving Lessons at the Pier.

Glin Cemetery Mass: Kilfergus on Tuesday 16th August at 7.00 p.m.

16th July: Glin Knights Charity Cycle

7th August: Glin Castle & Garden Tour from 1.00 p.m.

BOXING TOURNAMENT AT VIKING BOXING CLUB:  First annual Tournament at the premises in Colbert’s Terrace on Sunday, July 24. 15 fights on the day, weigh in 12 noon.  Refreshments available. Contact Noel 087 4360339.  Denis 087 7614462.

SAGART PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  A five day pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel to Lourdes on September 22 and return on September 27.  Further information from Canon John O’Shea or Fr. Joe Foley.


THE KERRY FOOTBALLER who was the last surviving player from the famous Polo Grounds All-Ireland final in 1947, died on 5th July 2016. Mick Finucane played with the Ballydonoghue GAA club. He lined out five times in championship for Kerry, including a substitute appearance in the All-Ireland senior football final on 14 September 1947 at the Polo Grounds in New York.

Cavan were crowned champions as they triumphed in that match by 2-11 to 2-7.


HISTORY; Derrymore, Derrquay led by Liam Sayers Sunday 17th July at 2.30, p.m.  Meet at Annagh Graveyard Car park (2km west of Blennerville on the main Tralee-Dingle road) at 2.30 p.m. All welcome.

IRISH YOUTH GUITAR ORCHESTRA with Grammy Award winning Los Angeles Guitar Quartet

Concerts in Limerick July 29th, Cork 30th July, Dublin 31st July.  Tickets:

POLAND:  Celebrating the Year of Mercy Pilgrimage to Poland 3rd to 10th October 2016.  Visits include Krakow, Auschwitz, Divine World Centre, Czestochowa, Jasna Gora Monastery & Wadowice.  Fligts from Shannon.  Spiritual Director Monsignor Dan O’Riordan.   Further Details 021/4277700.

KNOCK AND LOUGH DERG: August 22nd-24th three day Pilgrimage.  Package includes visit to Knock, day retreat on Lough Derg, coach for 3 days, breakfasts, evening meals and accommodation in Bundoran.  Early booking is advised due to waiting lists from previous pilgrimage in May.   Deposit secures booking. Contact Ken O’Day on 087/2048677 for further details.

MASSACRE: On the night of April 15, 1944, a group of 40 Jewish prisoners — who were being held in captivity in Lithuania, forced by Nazis to cover up the massacre of some 100,000 Jews in a forest near Vilnius — escaped through a 100-foot underground tunnel they had dug at night, using only spoons and their hands. Many of the escapees were shot dead by guards, but 15 got away.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Friday, September 17, 1880; Page: 2


TAKE NOTICE , that I, JOHN Mr Mulvihill of Knockanure, intend to make  application at the next General Sessions of the Peace, to be held at Listowel, for the division of Listowol, on the 23rd day of October next, for a Certificate to enable me to obtain a License for the sale of Beer, Cider and Spirits by Retail, in my Dwelling house situate at Knockanure, in the parish of Knockanure, in the barony of Irraghticonnor and County of Kerry, and on the high road leading from Listowel to Tarbert  and I propose as my sureties, Hugh Goulden and John Healy, both of Keolid, in said parish, farmers.

Dated this 4th day of September, 1880.

JOHN MULVIH1LL, Applicant. To all whom it may concern.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Tuesday, August 02, 1881; Page: 3


A meeting of the above league was held on Sunday. The meeting resolved itself into a committee to

Investigate the charge against Mr T Scanlon, of Newtownsandes, who was alleged to have paid his rent. Mr John Shanahan came before the league, and stated that Mr T W Sandes stated to him that, Mr Scanlon had paid his rent through his solicitor, Mr Windle, Tarbert.

Mr Scanlon said before the meeting, that if Mr. Sandes said this, he told a falsehood, and this untruth was being propagated with the object of injuring his (Mr Scanlon’s) business. He said he was the previous day served by Jeremiah Dee, P.L.O, with a debtor’s summons from the Court of Bankruptcy for the rent it was alleged, he had paid. He further remarked that it showed a vindictive spirit in Mr Sandes to proceed in this way. See paper for full report.

Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Friday, October 03, 1884; Page: 2

EVICTIONS IN NORTH KERRY, from our correspondent. Listowel, Wednesday.

Yesterday two Sheriff’s bailiffs, accompanied by a posse of police under command of Acting-Sergeant M’Coy, proceeded to Lisnaskea,  in the parish of Knockanure, situate some four miles  from Listowel, for the purpose of evicting two farmers named O’Connor and M’Mahon, tenants of Mr. T W Sandes, of Sallowglin. The process of extermination was speedily accomplished, without the slightest attempt at resistance being offered, Decrees for non-payment of- rent had been obtained – against Connor and M’Mahon, and on the 22nd February last they were put out by, the sub sheriff. Subsequently a compromise was effected, and they were re-admitted by the agent, Captain Hickie, in the capacity of caretakers. Since then, tappers, they had failed to sign the customary agreement,” and accordingly, they were evicted yesterday.  Connor, who has a wife and eight helpless children depending upon him, was paying £35, while his valuation was but £16-10s. M’Mahon’s case, whose family consists of his wife and three children, the rent was £62,  the valuation being £36-10s.



I heard about a young man in Liverpool who paraded up and down the streets of Liverpool City centre carrying a sandwich board sign over his shoulders.  One side it read “I AM A FOOL FOR CHRIST”.  People approaching him had condescending sneers on their faces, but as they passed you would see the sneers quickly wiped away as they look back and read the other side “WHOSE FOOL ARE YOU?”  As we keep reminding you – it’s important at both sides!


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