Knockanure Notes — 11th December, 2016

CLOUNMACON ANNUAL COMMUNITY MASS & PARTY: Is taking place in their Community Centre on Friday night Dec. 16th at 7.30 p.m.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Active Retirement Social Day on Mon 12th Dec beginning with Mass at 12noon, followed by dinner and music by Stevie Donegan. Details ring 49799.  All welcome.

FITNESS Classes every Thursday at 7.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Get in shape and feel great.  All levels of fitness welcome.  Call Maggie on 087-9866533.

THANK YOU  to the Knockanure ladies who participated in knitting squares for the blankets being sent to Gaza from the Diocese of Kerry.

SCHOOL Meeting; At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed The Stack Family, on the death of Tommy Stack, Keylod, Moyvane. The Collins Family on the death of Maurice Lisiniskea, Kilmorna, & Tralee

And Congratulations to Gerard Leahy & Anne McGrath on their recent marriage.

POSTERS: Inspirational posters have been erected at both churches, to remind us of the real meaning of Christmas.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 9th December 2016. No winner of €16,600. Numbers drawn were 2, 3, 18, 27. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. John Murphy, Brosna; 2. Margaret Geraghty, 37, Feale Drive Listowel; 3. Timmy Noonan, 40, Woodgrove, Moyvane; 4. James & Maureen Connolly, Trien, Kilmorna; 5. Elaine O’Connor, c/o Teresa Collins, Lisaniskea.

Next jackpot to be €16,700. Next draw to be held on Friday 16th December will include a Christmas hamper as the 6th lucky dip.

RECENT DEATHS: Frank Malone, late of Church St. died in Kilburn funeral to take place in Kilburn.

Jackie Halpin, died in England late of Dromin, Listowel.

SYMPATHY:  To Margaret, John and  The Carmody Family, Knockanure on the death of their cousin John McMahon, Swindon, UK &   Knockanure & Upper Athea whose funeral took place in Swindon during the week. Sympathy on death Margaret Roff, USA, a sister in law to Ollie Leahy, of Knockanure & Croydon, Surrey. Sympathy,  To John Joy, at Stacks Butchers, on the death of his aunt Anne Kissane, Lacca West, Lisselton whose funeral took place on Friday.

A SPECIAL MONTHS MIND MASS:  Will be celebrated Friday evening 16th Dec. in Knockanure Church at 7.30pm for Tommy Stack, Keylod.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie O’Donnell, David O’Brien, Sr. Mary Kevin Enright, Margaret Moloney, Danny Dunne, Vincent Sheehy, Eugene Brandon, Timothy O’Sullivan, Tom Mulvihill, Liam Scanlon, Patrick O’Connor, Denis McEnery, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary McGuire, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Anne Cunningham, Sr. Anthony Joseph Mulvihill, Elizabeth Mary Murphy, Sheila Buckley, Paidi O’Shea, Hannah Dillon, P J Nolan, Eileen Tierney, Bridie O’Donnell, Fr. Dan Mulvihill, Mary Walsh, Crissie Nolan, Willie Mulvihill, Phyl O Kelly, Eddie Carmody, Tom Moran, Patrick Flavin, Marie Galvin,

Mass Moyvane: Mon 12th at 7.30pm for  Tom Mulvihill and his mother Catherine. Wed 14th at         7.30pm for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan, and deceased members of Hanrahan Family. Sat 17th at          7.30pm for Denis McEnery. Sun 18th at 11.00am   for Connie Shine. Mass Knockanure;                                                                Tues 13th at 7.30pm for Betty Neaumann (Anni) & parents, John & Peggy McElligott. Thurs 15th at        7.30pm for Michael O’Connor, Kilbaha. Fri 16th at 7.30pm for Tommy Stack, Keylod. Sun 18th at        10.00am for Kathleen Buckley.

ST PIO Meeting, Lixnaw, Dec. 20th, witness Cllr. Terry O’Brien, Mayor of Tralee.

WEDDING;Katie Collins (daughter of Kathleen and Paddy, Knocknagorna) recently  married Neilius O’Connor (son of Birdie and Paddy of Kilbaha). The ceremony was performed by Fr. Brendan Duggan in Athea church. The best man was Willie Hanrahan and the groomsman was Mike Stanley. The bridesmaids were Elaine Tierney Collins, and Katherine O’Sullivan and the flowergirl was Hazel Hartnett. Reception was at The Devon Inn Hotel in Templeglantine.

CHRISTMAS CONFESSIONS:  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Mon 19th starting at 7.30pm.

MURHUR N. S. CHRISTMAS CONCERT:  Marian Hall on Fri 16th Dec at 8.00pm.

CONCERN: Tarbert Comprehensive School have been in touch to thank all who contributed to the recent Church Gate Collection for Concern.  You contributed €490.  Very many thanks to all & especially those who helped with the collection.

CHRISTMAS WITH THE O’NEILL SISTERS. On Wednesday 14th December at 7.30pm in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff, Tel.   066 7148404.

LISTOWEL PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL are hosting a Carol Service at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Thursday 15th starting at 7pm. All are welcome!

LISTOWEL HOSPITAL COMMUNITY MASS will take place on Friday Dec. 16th at 2pm .

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday Dec. 19th at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church, Listowel, It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with the priests of the Pastoral Area present.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED CHRISTMAS LUNCH will take place on Tuesday 13th December at 3pm.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Jumble Sale will be held at Family Resource Centre on Thursday next. Dec. 15 from 12 noon-4pm. Grandparents Tea Party All Grandparents are invited to attend our Grandparents Tea Party, there will be activities available for them to join in with their Grandchildren, Wednesday Dec 14 from 3-5pm.

KERRY CHORAL UNION IN DUAGH CHURCH on Friday night next  (Dec. 16th ) Come and enjoy some beautiful Carols and singing as we enter the Festive Season.  Proceeds are in aid of Duagh Sports & Leisure Centre.

THE SEANCHAÍ  CENTRE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LISTOWEL BRANCH OF ST VINCENT DE PAUL, will be hosting a Christmas “Giving Tree” Morning Tea event on Tuesday next Dec. 13th between 10am and 1pm. An open invitation  is extended to all, to leave an item under the “Giving Tree” and enjoy the complimentary service of coffee, tea and scones

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel, Listowel from 3pm to 6pm.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will meet in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel on Monday 12th  at 7.30pm

LEGION OF MARY continue to meet every Wednesday evening in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel at 8pm. New people always welcome.

LOCAL Film director, Gerard Barrett, recently launched a new App for his old collegeat St Michael’s.

CONGRATULATIONS to Athea/Mountcollins U21 team who were crowned West U21 A football Champions on 3rd Dec. 2016 in Mick Neville Park.

JUDGE: Second confirmed judge for the Lip Sync Battle is Athea’s Nelius Stackpoole – Presenter, Producer, Social & Digital Media Editor with SPIN South West.

AGM of Athea & District Credit Union will take place on Friday, December 16th at 7pm in the Credit Union Office. All members are invited to attend.

POETRY: Pat Given recently launched his poetry book, called Stocktaking.

MERCY MOUNTHAWK CHRISTMAS CAROL SERVICE: Featuring the Mercy Mounthawk School Choir. Wednesday December 14th at 7.30pm in Our lady and St. Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care in University Hospital Kerry. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075. Donations accepted on the day.

DON’T BE LONELY THIS CHRISTMAS: Senior Help Line, Ireland’s only national listening service for older people, will be open every day over Christmas and the New Year from 10 am to 10 pm. LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents. All calls completely confidential.

AGM of the Great Southern Trail was held in Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale on Thursday November 17 2016 with attendance from West Limerick and North Kerry being present. The AGM elected the following officers: Cathaoirleach, Liam O’Mahony; Vice Chairman, Denis McAuliffe; Secretary, Jim Barrett; Treasurer, Pádraig Ó Condúin; North Kerry Convenor, Michael Guerin; Walks Organiser, Eileen Woulfe. Cllr. Liam Galvin, Abbeyfeale and Joe O’Connor of Limerick City and County Council’s technical staff briefed the meeting on the forthcoming €400,000 upgrading of the Limerick section of the GST which will make it much more cycle friendly. Cllr. Jimmy Moloney, Listowel relayed the positive news that planning of the extension to Listowel has now received initial funding.

BOOK: The book Good Seed, Fertile Soil, edited by Brother John M Feheney was launched by Bishop Brendan Leahy at Rathkeale House Hotel on Saturday November 26 2016. There are almost 1,000 deceased religious people from West Limerick listed.

CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT ST. JOHNS: A Christmas Carol Recital by St. John’s Choir will take place in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Saturday, December 24th (Christmas Eve) at 8.30 pm. St John’s choirs have also been invited to perform with Red Hurley at Siamsa Tire on Monday 19th December. The choirs will perform some seasonal pieces from their repertoire as well as joining Red Hurley in some of his well known songs.


Vincent Van Gogh was only 37 when he died.  The following day, eight of his friends came and decked the small room where his coffin lay with some of his paintings.  It was only then they realised how beautiful they were.   Vincent had a very difficult life.  He knew loneliness, poverty and mental illness with very few friends to support him.  Now that he was dead as often happens everybody was full of praise for his talents. He once said “I THINK THAT THOSE WHO DO NOT LOSE COURAGE AND WHO DO NOT BECOME INDIFFERENT RIPEN THROUGH IT.   ONE MUST BEAR HARDSHIP IN ORDER TO RIPEN.  MOST PEOPLE WHO KNOW ME CONSIDER ME A FAILURE.  STILL, LIFE IS ONLY A KIND OF SOWING, THE HARVEST IS NOT HERE”.  Today his canvasses are almost beyond price.  Yet only one was sold while he was still alive.  It was sold for few hundred francs.  Vincent certainly did not reap an earthly harvest, but he lovingly showed us how to allow the Lord to gift and bless us in spite of our moods and sickness.  Week three of Advent can make us more patient with our weaknesses and contradictions.  Bless us Lord Jesus as we wait and prepare for Christmas.


JOURNAL: The first edition of the West Limerick Heritage Journal was launched by Newcastle West historian John Cussen, at Newcastle West Library on Friday November 25 2016.

MUSIC: On the Highway to Nowhere is the title of the new 20 track album from singer/songwriter George Langan. The album includes tributes to Johnny Donegan, Mick Enright, Gene Stuart, Brendan Shine, and Philomena Begley.


Kerry Weekly Reporter 1883-1920, Saturday, February 03, 1900; Page: 2


INTERESTING ACTION AT THE LISTOWEL QUARTER SESSIONS. At the Listowel Quarter Sessions, before Mr J J Shaw, Q .C , County Court Judge, a number of interesting actions for the recovery of shares in connection with ,the Newtownsandes Co-operative Society, were heard. The defendants were: —Wm Stack, Mrs M Flaherty, and Laurence Buckley and Edmund Stack.

Mr E J McElligott, B L, (instructed by Mr F Creagh, solr.,) appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr John Condon, solicitor, represented the defendants.

Mr M J Nolan, J P, examined by Mr McElligott , said that in the case of Wm. Stack he was aware that the defendant paid a first call of £6 5s-, which was portion of his shares of £25 in the society. The present action was to recover another sum of  £6-5s—  which, was a subsequent call on the outstanding amount of the shares due to the society. This call was  made at a meeting of the committee of the society held on the 10th August last, at which Mr Stack was present as a member of the committee. At that meeting a resolution was passed, making a call upon those shares, which resolution he read from the minute book. The way in which the amount of the shares was generally paid was by deducting the amount from the milk supply of the shareholders every month. But in consequence of some little friction at the creamery some time-since, Mr Stack left, and sent his milk to another creamery.

Mr Condon: What position did you hold at that meeting?  Witness: I was president or chairman. Do you hold any other position in the society? —I am treasurer. And secretary?—-No; Mr De Lacy is secretary since July. He is manager and secretary now. Were you present at the meeting that was held at which Mr Stack’s shares were allotted? —No. I was away at the time.

Do you produce any record showing the allotment to Mr Stack?—Yes, the share book. Was the meeting hold on the 8th or 10th Aug. an ordinary committee meeting?—Yes. Do you produce any minute in your books showing the purpose for which this meeting was held? —I think it was an ordinary monthly meeting. Was that the only intimation he got about the necessity for this call?—Mr Stack was present at the meeting himself, and I believe he got more intimation.  Do you produce any minute of a circular directed to Mr Stack, showing that the object of this meeting was to call in shares?—The manager will be able to tell you that. Mr Thomas De Lacy, in reply to Mr McElligott, said he was appointed secretary and manager of the society on the 24th July, 1899. He wrote up the minutes of the 10th August, 1899. Mr. Stack was present at that meeting. Mr McElligott: Did Mr Stack at that meeting make any objection to this call?—No.

Had he been sending his milk to another creamery since — He was sending  his milk to another creamery before I was appointed.

Did you post a circular similar to that one (producing a circular) to the shareholders of the society?  Mr Condon: No; not that one.

Witness: No that one was sent round by hand. There was another one sent round by post. The application in Mr. Stack’s case, was for £6 5s., and was given to a boy named David Connor who was in the society’s employment to post. It was undoubtedly sent to Stack and those other parties here sued. Mr Creagh, solicitor, also made an application.

To Mr Condon: The committee he alluded to was the committee of an ordinary meeting. Did they at an ordinary meeting resolve to call shares?—Yes; I think it was an ordinary meeting. How many were at it? Mr McElligott—Eight. Mr Condon: I take it then that it was in accordance with the resolution of this ordinary meeting that this circular was sent out. Are you familiar with the rules of the committee of management —I didn’t study the rules. Mr Condon remarked that there was no general meeting any how since then, and that this call was sprung upon some of them.

David Connor said he was in the employment of the society. He remembered getting some circulars from De Lacy to post. He didn’t know what month it was. He posted all the circulars given to him at the Newtown Post Office. To Mr Condon: He did not recollect posting one to Mr Stack. He checked them with a list De Lacy had in his pocket. Do you swear you posted a notice to Mr Stack? I could not swear-it. To Mr McElligott: He was of opinion that these circulars included one to Mr Stack.

Mr Condon said that these proceedings against Mr. Stack were, to say the least, somewhat peculiar. He was a man who took a very great interest in getting up this creamery. In the beginning it seems to have been going on all right, and was then under the patronage of the parish priest, but unfortunately friction arose , and like a good many local industrial schemes dissension prevailed, and this society has now formed itself into a company of one man. In his various public duties there is no man who has a greater admiration for Mr. Nolan than he had; but in connection with this matter he did not think the position of Mr. Nolan was as honourable one. Mr. Nolan was a man whose public duties, as everybody know, were many and varied, but still he found time to occupy almost all the available positions in this society—for what ends he could not say. At all events, Mr. Stack, who, although he has not so many alphabetical initials to his name as Mr M J Nolan, may be as capable and intelligent a creamery manager, and also the respected parish priest had to be removed, with the result that what was once a flourishing institution has now dwindled down to a position which made it necessary to call in all the outstanding shares. Everybody well knew that this result was due to the course of management adopted by the committee of one. The “call’ that is made here against Mr. Stack has not been made, in a legal way, or in accordance with the conditions of the rules of management. It is true that at an ordinary committee meeting of five or six members a sort  of hole and corner gathering—in a society of over 100 shareholders—this resolution  or “ukase” was-drafted, but the committee had nothing to  do with the finances of the society. The committee mentioned in the rules meant the committee of management, and as this was not a general meeting, the action of the meeting was ultra vires in passing this resolution.

Mr William Stack, cross examined by Mr Condon, said he was one of the subscribers of the society, and a committee man. He continued to send his milk there up to last May; except on another occasion, when some trouble arose, and Mr Nolan acted  as chairman for a couple of months. Mr. Nolan then: became president, but he could not be president. The parish priest has been removed and the institution has dwindled down ever since. He got no notice that there was to be

a meeting for a call for shares on that day; (See paper for more

Some more paper extracts;

Advent hymn





MOYVANE                          6.00pm                 Family Mass especially for our youngest Parishioners

All ages welcome

KNOCKANURE                   7.30PM                 Christmas Eve – Vigil Mass with Choir

MOYVANE                          9.00pm                 “Midnight Mass” with Choir



KNOCKANURE                   10.00am

MOYVANE                          11.00am


ST STEPHENS DAY         7.30pm                                 Moyvane


Tue 27th                                 11.00am                              Moyvane


Thur  29th                             7.30pm                                 Moyvane


Fri 30th                                   7.30pm                                 Moyvane


Sat 31st                                  7.30pm                                 Moyvane


NEW YEAR’S DAY             10.00am                               Knockanure

11.00am                               Moyvane





OPEN                                                                                                    CLOSED


Monday 19th Dec                              10am – 12noon                                 Wednesday 21st Dec


Tuesday 20th Dec                              10am – 1pm                                        Friday 23rd Dec


Thursday 22nd Dec                            10am – 1pm                                       Monday 26th Dec – St. Stephen’s Day


Thursday 29th Dec                            10am – 1pm                                       Tuesday 27th Dec


Friday 30th Dec                                   10am – 1pm                                       Wednesday 28th Dec


Tuesday 2nd Jan                                 10am – 1pm                                       Monday 2nd Jan – Holiday Monday


Thursday 5th Jan                                10am – 1pm                                       Wednesday 4th Jan


Friday 6th Jan – Holy Day

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