Knockanure Notes -10th September 2017

WELCOME to all our visitors who come to us, every year for the races, glad to see our Lourdes pilgrims are back safe and sound.

PADRE PIO Tuesday, Sept. 19th (the 3rd Tuesday of the month). The witness for September will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

MOYVANE JUVENILE BADMINTON: Parents of Juvenile players for the coming season are asked to register their children from 2nd class up on Monday September 11th at 7pm.

Congratulations to Rachel Stokes who came 2nd in the Dingle Marathon at a time of 3-09-07, the winning time was 3-04-45.

ROADS, before you travel please check what local roads are blocked, due to pipelaying.

GAA: Knockanure Lotto Results; There was no winner of the €4800 jackpot for Friday 8th of September draw. Numbers drawn were 8, 15, 24, 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1

James Finucane, Abbeyfeale; 2. Teresa Holly, 24, O’Connell’s Ave, Listowel; 3. Mike Holly, 24, O’Connell’s Ave, Listowel; 4. Jerry Murphy, Dromerin, Listowel and 5. Billy Leahy, c/o Willie Leahy Trien. Next jackpot to be €4900 on Friday 15th of September.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jack Goulding who was named Man of the Match in the All Ireland U21 B Championship Final, which was played at Semple Stadium on Saturday last, score Kerry 2-12, Wicklow 2-08.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Alzheimers support meeting Tues 11th Sept at 12.30pm.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS: are extremely grateful to all who contributed to and the collectors at their recent Church Gate Collection in Moyvane/Knockanure. €592 was raised. Many thanks.

SYMPATHY: To Catriona Farrelly, Tubbertoureen on the death of her brother Eamon Farrelly of Moynalty, Co. Meath whose funeral took place during the week.

DEATH took place on 7th September 2017 of Mary Roche (née Walsh), Bedford, Listowel.

Mary, late of Coolkeragh, Ballydonoghue died on her 100th year. Mary, wife of the late Stephen and grandmother of the late Steve, and mother-in-law of the late Pat Foran. Deeply regretted by her loving daughter Marie and loving grandmother of Pat, Bernie, Loretta, Norma, Colette, Patricia, Liam, and Eoin, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

Requiem mass for Mary was celebrated the 9th of September in Listowel Church, followed by burial afterwards in Gale Cemetery, Ballybunion Road.

DEATH has taken place of Sister Kathleen O’Connell, SHSP at the Convent of the Holy Spirit and Mary Immaculate, San Antonio, Texas on Friday, August 18, 2017. She was born in Glensharrold.

ANNIVERSARIES: Patrick Kennelly, Michael Mulvihill, Fr. Joe Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Mary Kennelly, John Collins, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, Brendan Daly, Br. William Kelly, Nora Galvin, Eamonn Riordan, Mary Vaughan, Teresa Joan Stack, Knight of Glin, Joan O’Keeffe, Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Fr. Theo O’Sullivan, Bridget Brosnan, Margaret Daly, Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, Michael J Nunan, Moira Griffin, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 11th at 7.30pm for Ned & Mary Ellen Stack (Anni) & Deceased of the Stack Family & Ned Scanlon. Wed 13th at 7.30pm for Carol Gorman (Rec Dec). Sat 16th at 7.30pm for Paddy Fitzmaurice, Gurtdromosillihy (Anni); Sun 17th at 11.00am for Pat Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim (Month’s Mind)

Sun 17th Mass Knockanure at 10.00am for Mary O’Carroll (née Butler), Tralee (Rec Dec), Sister-in-law to Mary O’Carroll, Knockanure Village.

MASS on Tues 12th at 10.30am, Special Intention (operation); Thurs 14th at 10.30am, Opening School Year Mass Murhur N.S. All welcome; Fri 15th at 7.30pm Mass of Healing.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION 2018: In Knockanure on Sat 5th May 11am; Moyvane Sat 26th May 11am.

ARFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Human and Religious Development at Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy: 8 weeks starting 20th September 7- 8.30 p.m.

COMHALTAS Classes organised by Athea Comhaltas branch will resume on Tuesday September 19th at the Hall. Registration for the classes will take place on Tuesday, September 12th in the Hall kitchen at 6pm.

PLAY; Athea Drama Group play chosen for this year is a comedy entitled “The Second Honeymoon”. Anyone interested in taking a part should come along to the Library at 8pm on Monday September 18th. New members would be especially welcome.

MARRIAGE took place on 1st September 2017 of Jane Stackpoole of Athea (daughter of Margaret and Tom) to Michael Guinane (son of Nora and Mike). Fr. Michael Cussen performed the ceremony in Athea church. The bride was assisted by her sisters Christina and Jackie and Claire. The best man was Aiden Guinane along with P.J. Reidy and John O’Connor. Coleen Murphy was flowergirl and Shane Broderick and Jake Guinane were page boys.

TARBERT HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY – will resume its activities at the Bridewell on Sat. 16th Sept. at 7.30pm. Everybody welcome.

DAY TRIP TO LISDOON Sat 23rd Sept. Depart Abbeyfeale 10.15am. Cost: €30. Contact: Marie 0861032436.

N.K. COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION, Listowel. Hobby Courses & QQI Qualification Curses Enrolment for Night Classes will take place at the college as follows. Wed 13th of Sept., 7.00 -9.00 pm Mon, 18th Sept 7.00 -9.00pm. Wed., 20th of Sept 7.00 -9.00 pm, For further details 086 0289958.

KNOCK: Padre Pio Pilgrimage to Knock will take place on Sunday 17th September, please contact Bernadette Hanrahan on 087-6019474 or James Carmody on 087-7789929.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a ‘Storytime’ session on Saturday September 23rd at 11:00am. Suitable for ages 1-6, children must be accompanied by an adult.

Marian Notes

CULTURE NIGHT AT THE GLÓRACH: Culture night takes place throughout the county on Friday, September 22 and at the Glórach that evening will be celebrating local writers with an informal evening of song, poetry and drama. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne.

PLOUGHING: The National Ploughing Championship 2017 will be held at Tullamore from September 19-21 next. Tom O’Connor will be running a bus from Abbeyfeale on Wednesday contact him on 087 2632096.

DRAMA CLASSES FOR CHILDREN: Following on from Jo Jordan’s hugely successful drama summer camp and sold-out end of camp show, Glórach will host a series of classes to be taken by Jo and her Theatrix Theatre School team. The classes will commence on Monday, September 18.

ARA NA FÉILE: Abbeyfeale Active Retirement will have their first meeting of the autumn on Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre, Mountmahon.

COURSE OPPORTUNITY: Exciting opportunity to learn new skills in a local course in Abbeyfeale with The Abbey Heritage Project. Contact Adrienne O’Connell at West Limerick Resources on 087 2773294

FREE COMPUTER AND INTERNET TRAINING COURSE: There is a new free Digital Skills for Citizens course taking place in Abbeyfeale library. The course will begin on Saturday, September 23 .

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: The Legion of Mary are going to Knock on Sunday, September 24, Contact: Patricia 087 9048659.

BRIDGE CLUB: Abbeyfeale Bridge Club will resume after the summer break Thursday September 14 at 7.30 pm in the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale.

COOKERY demonstration with Mark Doe “Being Creative with Leftovers” at 8pm in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 28th September.

DESIGNER MINDS – will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. 1 hour of fun, hands-on steam activities each week, for girls and boys who love to design, build and experiment. Starts week of 11th Sept. Visit or call 087- 6310411.

REUNION OF CLASS OF ’84. Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984 or were you part of that class along the way? If so, join us on our reunion celebrations on Friday night October 20 @ 9pm, in "The Winners Circle Bar”. Please reply before Friday October 6 by text to any of the following numbers: Annette 087 2025359, Maura 085 8473160, Christiane 087 9421608 or Mary 087 2724388.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 20th ,The Whistling Girl; Thursday 21st ,Sean Keane in Concert and Tuesday 26th (a film) A Man Called Ove, details from 068 22566.

BOOK: On Friday 22 September at 7p.m. Newcastle West Library will host the launching of "Limerick & Kerry Railway: Twilight Years": a personal chronicle by Liam O’Mahony of the railway operations and the personnel who worked for CIÉ in West Limerick/North Kerry from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. The book also contains a reproduction of a 19th century illustrated travel guide extolling the attractions in the hinterland. Also included are original documents providing a full listing of the hundreds of shareholders who invested in the 1860’s construction of the Rathkeale & Newcastle Junction Railway and the outcome that befell them. The publication, published by the Great Southern Trail Ltd., hosts a wide range of photographs and colour posters as well as the local newspaper records of the years which witnessed the railway demise and the beginnings of the Greenway era. The book will be launched by Newcastle West native, Dr. Patrick J. O’Connor, following a slide show at 7pm to mark Culture Night as well as the 150th anniversary year of the coming of the railway to Newcastle West. Beidh fáilte roimh gach éinne ar an oíche.

GOD HAS NO COUNTRY AT GLÓRACH: The extraordinary story of the actions of Kerryman Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who defied the fascists during World War II, will be brought to the stage in the one-man play, God has no Country by Killarney man Donal Courtney. The play will be coming to the Glórach Theatre on the evening of Thursday, September 28 next. Booking is essential at 087 1383940.

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY: The Diocesan Meeting of St. Joseph’s Young Priests Society will be held in Abbeyfeale on Wednesday, September 13. Mass will be celebrated in Blessed Sacrament chapel at 8:00pm followed by meeting in St. Ita’s Day Care Centre. All Welcome.

GARDENING COURSE: Have you an interest in Gardening or Landscaping. A Horticulture QQI Level 4 Course is starting at the LCETB centre, Abbeyfeale in September please contact 06831198 for further details.

FRANCISCAN FRIARY, KILLARNEY From September to December the Franciscan Province of Ireland will run a series of free concerts at our Friaries around the country as a thank you to all the people who have supported the work and ministry of the Franciscans both locally and at national level. The date for the concert in Killarney is… Friday 15th September in Franciscan Friary, Killarney at 7pm.

POOR CLARE MONASTERY, CORK Vocations Afternoon, on the 16th Sept, 2-4.30p.m, at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd., Cork. May God reward you, and assuring you of our prayers.

TOASTMASTERS: The first meeting of the season is in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, September 28 at 8pm. Further details contact or 0872193670. West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

COFFEE MORNING FUNDRAISER: A coffee morning to help Kori Goad World Champion Kickboxer and Boxer travel to New York World Games will be held in Mountcollins Commuity Hall on Sunday, September 24 at 11.30am. Kori is fighting for a chance to get to the Olympics. We’d really appreciate all the support you can give: Tea/Coffee, Cakes, Biscuits , Home Baking , meet the champ and have your photo taken with her.

MEETING FOR RETURNED LAY MISSIONARIES & VOLUNTEERS: Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary in Africa, Asia or South America? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Join us for our first meeting which takes place on Wednesday, Sep 13th @ 7.30 p.m. in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. For more info emailjim.farrell or phone/text 083 8422468 to confirm attendance.

WATER being cut from us, helped to reflect on the time when the older generation were always drawing water from well, stream of had barrel under down pipe. Just in case there is another breakdown in supply, it would be useful if we were reminded of the many springs in the locality and also many have their own supply and would share their neighbours in an emergency. I am told some used bottled water to flush their toilet, even though, there plenty was falling from the sky.

BRING A BIT OF ROMANCE BACK INTO YOUR MARRIED LIFE: Next programme starts October 6-8. For information contact Tony & Anne (01) 495 3536, Mike & Anne info or visit

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR CITIZENS: Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop or tablet if available. Enda O’ Callaghan Senior Trainer. Phone:

HOPE FOUNDATION: Conor McAuliffe and Caoime Pegley from Abbeyfeale will be travelling to Kolkata next Easter. They will speak at all Masses in Abbeyfeale on the weekend of September 16/17. Tournafulla’s Rachel Doody who is also travelling is organising a fundraiser on Saturday, September 23 – a 5K/10K Run Walk from the Community Centre, registration is from 10am with the race starting at 11.30am.

THOUGHT: There is no man that lives who does not need to be drilled, disciplined, and developed into something higher and nobler and better than he is by nature. Life is one prolonged birth.-

Henry Ward Beecher.

PAPERS: Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, June 07, 1890; Section: Front page, Page: 1

KNOCKANURE NATIONAL LEAGUE. A largely attended meeting of this branch was held on Sunday last. Mr. ROBERT HUNT, president, in the chair. Others present—Messrs. J. C. O’Sullivan, V.P; T. J. O’Connor, treasurer; P. R. Stack, hon sec; W. Stack, J. T. Leahy, W. Moore, G. Stack, P. Collins, &c.

A member of the branch reported that a local exterminator sought to compel the labourers of this parish who enjoy the unique distinction of living under his rule to work on the farm from which Cornelius O’Connor has been evicted. A resolution in reference to same was passed.

A resolution was also passed calling on the people of the parish to pay in their subscriptions and enrol themselves members of the National League as the financial year of the branch has just now come to an end.

Also a resolution condemning the savage action of Balfour’s myrmidons in Tipperary in dispersing by brute force a peaceable and orderly meeting.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, October 09, 1895; Page: 4



N OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, in pursuance of the Acts of Parliament in that behalf, an application is intended to be made by the Guardians of the Poor of Listowel Union, being the Rural Sanitary Authority of said Union and the Burial Board for said District, to the Local Government Board (Ireland) for the compulsory purchase by them of land for the purpose of making an addition to the existing Burial Ground at Knockanure, in the Townland of Lisaniska, in the Electoral Division of Newtownsandes, Parish of Knockanure, Barony of Irraghticonnor, and County of Kerry, and marked on the Map and Plans hereinafter referred to, and containing Forty Perches Statute Measure, and the Maps and Plans with Books of Reference of said Lands proposed to be taken for the purposes aforesaid are deposited with Michael O’Connell. Clerk of said Guardians of the Poor of Listowel Union, and of said Burial Board and Executive Sanitary Officer, at his Office, in Union Workhouse, Listowel. Dated this 3rd day of October, 1895. JOHN J. M’ELLIGOTT, Solicitor for said Guardians of the Poor of Listowel Union, and for said Burial Board, 1, Caple Street, Dublin, and Square, Listowel. To all whom it may Concern.

Ballyheigue 2017

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