Knockanure Notes — 11th January, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
Was on Monday 12th January, 2015.

DANCING: Knockanure Community Centre, Dancing Classes, Started on Wednesday 7th January 2015,from 8pm, Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot etc. All age groups and new members welcome. For more information ring 087 6809249 or 068 49799.

WALK: Memorial Walk for Eileen Collins at 12.00 on Sunday 18th January, 2015, starting at the Marian Hall.  Donations if desired to the Alzheimer’s Association North Kerry Home Care Services.

GET FIT: Join Maggie Large to get fit every Thursday from 7.30pm – 8.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  All levels and new members welcome.  Contact Maggie at 087 9866533.

SCOR: Anyone interested in taking part in Senior Scór this February, please contact Tara Mulvihill, our cultural officer on 087 6103393.

THANKS: The Jack & Jill Foundation would like to thank the people of Moyvane for their generous support at their recent Church Gate Collection.  Total €499.58 and thanks also to the collectors.

CHRISTMAS; Knockanure church had a lovely mass for Women’s Christmas on Jan. 6th, we had music and hymns and the church decorated it was like a second Christmas. Thanks to all involved.  Decorations and music of the Christmas Season is being packed away for the rest of the year. It was noticeable there were less outdoor lights and ornaments on display this year.

WELL DONE: Paddy Finucane and Wrenboy Group raised €2,170 for Fr. Tim Galvin who works in South Sudan and has recently been moved to a new mission. Paddy Curtin made a DVD of the day.

BT 2015  Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition in the RDS last week,  with 550 student projects on display.

PADRE PIO  Devotions in Lixnaw, commence at 7.30pm on Jan 20th and the witness will be given by Mark Leen.  

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Thursday 15th at 8pm. at the Listowel Presbytery.

DEATH has taken place of Sr. Magdalen Harnett  of Cobh and Abbeyfeale on December 29th 2014, at Araglen House, Boherbue, Sr. Magdalen, Mercy Sisters, Rushbrooke and Cobh. Sadly missed by her Mercy Community, her family, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass at St. Colman’s Cathedral  on Wednesday, 31st Dec.  followed by burial in the convent cemetery, Rushbrooke.

DEATH occurred on January 3rd 2015 of Patrick better known as Bawns Mullane of Knocknagorna, Athea. Predeceased by his parents Bridie & Tom Mullane and his brother Tom (U.S.A.). Survived by  brothers Johnny & Conor, sister Joan, sisters-in–law Theresa, Mary B, & Josie, nephews Tommy & T.T. (Broadford), Seán, Paudie, Thomás and Conor Jnr (Aus), grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins. Funeral Mass on  6th January  in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea. Burial after mass in Old Knockanure Cemetery.

DEATH; Peg Joy (nee Dalton)(Convent Road, Abbeyfeale,  and formerly of Knockalougha, Duagh, died on January 3rd. 2015. Wife of the late John and mother of the late Jim; survived by daughters Marie, Brenda, Una and Carmel, sisters Sr. Cyprian, Mary Ahern of Cool, Josie Clancy of Knockanure and Chris, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Funeral Mass was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on January 6th. Funeral afterwards to Springmount Cemetery Duagh.

DEATH on  2nd January  2015 of Josie (Johanna) Usher (née Danagher) Clahane, Ballyduff and formerly of Athea.

Death has occurred of Bill O’Connell, Grogeen, Listowel on the 5th of January 2015 in his 92nd year.

DEATH has occurred of Josephine ‘Josie’ Mc Namara née Walsh, Ahanagran Middle, Ballylongford & formerly of Tullamore, Listowel. Requiem Mass for Josie Mc Namara was celebrated at St. Michael’s Church Ballylongford on 9th January 2015. Burial afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey. Her  siblings include Marie Walsh of Barragougeen, Moyvane, Diarmuid Walsh Tullamore and Eddie Walsh of Tullamore who died in February 2008.

DEATH took place of Pat Brosnan of Knocknagorna, Athea & Dromada, Lyreacrompane, on 8th January 2015. Husband of the late Mary, survived by son Seán (Listowel), daughters Sheila (Walsh – Athea), Tina (Andrews – Dublin), Breda (Burr – Canada), grandchildren, daughter in law Marie, sons-in-law Pat, Chris & Andrew, sisters-in-law Kathleen & Maureen Brosnan (Lyreacrompane), nephews, nieces, Requiem Mass for Pat Brosnan was celebrated on 10th Jan  in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, Pat Brosnan died, aged 88. Fr Bowen said he stood for Family, God and Community; he was the last surviving member of his family of 6 boys and one girl. His requiem mass was celebrated by Fr Patrick Bowen PP, assisted by Canon Patrick Kelly and Fr. Michael Cussen. Margaret Carroll sang the hymns. Burial after Mass in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.  Pat was active in community organisations since early in life and continued giving help and inspiration to the very end. His friends and family paid tribute to him in song, music and story at the graveside.

DEATH: Joseph (Brown Joe) O’Connor ,Upper Athea, Athea, Husband of the late Joan.  Predeceased by daughters Mary Dee and Bridget O’Connor, grandson Jason and son-in-law Jimmy Dee, survived by his sons Jeremiah (Athea), John (Templemore) Joseph (Midleton), daughters Ann (Reidy- Croagh) and Joan (O’Connor – Athea), sons-in-law, Richard (Dick) Reidy and Georgie O’Connor, daughters-in-law Marian, Joan and Patricia, grandchildren, great grandchildren, brother Jerry (Darby) – Philadelphia, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass  for Joe O Connor was celebrated in Athea Church on Sunday 11th January followed by Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH has taken place of Kitty Barry daughter of Paddy Barry and Bridget McCoy of Derry, Listowel. She was predeceased by siblings, Vincent, Mick, Stephen Maureen Lyons and Tommy, survived by Peg Snow, Liz Duffy, Philomena, Pat Joe and Bridie. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Sheehy at Listowel Church on 9th January 2015. Kitty Barry was laid to rest beside her parents in St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Gregg, Sheila Broderick, Sheila Walsh, Jennifer Musa, Nellie O Sullivan, Owen Liston, Mary O Brien, Pat Lane, Nancy Fitzgerald, Mairead Mullane, Timmy Nolan, Eddie Cunningham, Martin Sheehy, Michael Fitzgerald,  Mary Teresa Collins, Mickey Liston, Liam O Connor, Peggy Mulcahy, Con Shine, Michael Moloney, Mike Joe Stack, Mairead Scanlon, Con Anthony O Connor, Jack Lynch, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly, Sean Culhane. Mass on Tues.13th at     7.30pm for Sheila & Ned Buckley. Mass on Thurs.15th at 7.30pm for       Michael Moloney. Mass on Sat. 17th at 7.30pm for Liam O’Connor. Mass on Sun.18th at 10.00am for Michelle Foley & Michael Keane and 11.00am Mass is for Eileen Collins.

CHURCH NEWS: Meeting of the Parish Pastoral Council in Thursday 22nd January at 8pm in the Presbytery. Meeting of the Finance Committee on Tuesday 13th January at 8pm in the Presbytery.
Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request. Adoration Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers, Vigil Elaine Hudson, 11am Phillip Kiely & Maureen Walsh.
Knockanure 10am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.
Fr Lucid PP would like to Thank all those who volunteered their time in helping in any capacity in the Church throughout the year.  A special thanks to both Choirs who made our Christmas Liturgy so special.  This was achieved by long hours of practice and the parents who supported the younger members.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING in the Adoration Chapel room Listowel on Monday 12th January at 7.30pm.

HAPPY 21st Birthday to Sinead Greaney of Kilmornna.

SAFE travelling to Canada to Joanne Keane of Kilmorna.

IFA in Kerry are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee and are having a social at Ballygarry House Hotel on Jan. 23rd.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Day of Reflection Sat 17th January
Day of Support & Reflection for Recovering Alcoholics and Family Members Sun 18th Jan. both with Brendan Comiskey SS.CC.
Ardfert Historical Society: Grave Matters: The Ardfert Graveyards; with Donal Stack. Wednesday 21st Jan at 8pm. More from 066 7134276.

FINUGE RAMBLING House will take place on Friday, January 16th at 9pm in the Thatch Cottage. Musicians, storytellers, and everybody most welcome.  

LEARN about computers, Visit or phone 086 8199752 for details.

BALLYBUNION ACTIVE RETIREMENT: will recommence their meetings on Wednesday 14th Jan, all welcome.

MONEY: Rosetta Mission that achieved the first ever landing on a comet just a few weeks ago. 1.4billion euros of tax payers money spent on it.

ACTIVE RETIREMENT GROUP weekly meetings on Tuesday 13th January at 2.30pm. to 4.30pm. New members always welcome.

BAZAAR GET TOGETHER On Tuesday 13th January at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

SET DANCING  in Clounmacon Community Centre every Tuesday night. Beginners  at 8.00pm., others 8.30pm. everyone welcome.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE June 2015 Spiritual Director: Fr. Joe Begley & Fr. Danny Broderick. Contact 087-6468658.

THE CARERS ASSOCIATION are providing QQI (FETAC) Healthcare Support Major Award training in your area for more information contact 057 93 70221.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE are offering night courses from January 26th. Enrol at or within the college on Monday January 19th 7.30-9pm or Tuesday January 20th 3-5pm. Phone 0682102.

ALZHEIMER’S CARER’S SUPPORT GROUP takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday January 13 at 12.30pm.

ANAM CARA is holding its monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 13th of January 2015 from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven, 5 Haigs Terrace, Killerisk, Tralee.

JOBS: biopharma company Regeneron will see the old Dell plant open in Limerick with large numbers on the payroll again in 2015.

NZ: South Island NZ had earthquake on Jan 6th 2015, the epicentre was 30km out of Arthur’s Pass near the Alpine Fault. The depth  5km, and the magnitude  6.0. Many smaller quakes, ranging from 3.3 to 4.2, have been recorded in the same spot.

THOUGHT: The Bible insists that the best test of a nation’s righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst. Jim Wallis.

ST JOHN’S: Tues Jan. 13th, 100 year Old Man – Film Club.
A Swedish film from Director Felix Herngrem.  A comic gem that follows the many misadventures past and present of a man who succeeds in life despite evident setbacks.  
Thur 15th, The Many Voices Of Mark Leen with DJ Curtin.
Wed 21st, Troubadours of Divine Bliss. An American duo featuring accordion, guitar and female harmonies, voted the best folk band in New Orleans, L.A. and Kentucky.
Thur 22nd, Teampall B?n –  Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry 1845-1852. Launch of John D Pierse’s book. A Listowel Tidy Towns publication.   Launch at 8pm.  All welcome. More from 068 22566.

BOOK: Teampall B?n –  Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry 1845-1852 by John D. Pierse. Includes 1537 Names of Subscribers to Famine Relief Committees, Ardfert (121 subscribers), Ballybunion (24), Ballyheigue & Kilmoyley (32), Ballylongford (250) Killury & Rattoo (72), Kilshenane & Kilfeighny (261), Kiltomy (152), Knockanure (63), Listowel (262), Murhur (128), Tarbert (172)

Launch of John D Pierse’s book on famine period at St John’s at 8pm. 22 Jan. 2015  All welcome.

OPENING: On the feast day of  St Munchin’s College January 3rd they had the official opening of the newly extended and refurbished building by Bishop Leahy and Ms Jan O’Sullivan T.D. Minister for Education & Skill.

Tribute to Pat Brosnan at Fr Casey Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale Nov. 2013. Great worker for local clubs and societies . Abbeyfeale Singing Club had a evening to remember a great club worker.Old friends of Pat Brosnan entertain the great man at Fr Casey Hall in Abbeyfeale 3 Nov. 2013. Pat born at Lyrecrompane Co Kerry in 1926. Writer, Composer, worked at various jobs at home and abroad and still writes local notes.Sold insurance in 1950’s. Married Mary Normile in Nov. 1960.Livelong member of PTAA, GAA , Long-time member of Community Games, Comhaltas,Civil Defence, First Aid trainer, With friends visits retirement homes to entertain residents

He supported all the local (and not so local) rambling houses and set up the group “Ceol Luimnigh” who had their own monthly sessions and performed voluntarily in local hospitals and nursing homes. In the recent “TradFéile” festivals he took responsibility for the entertainment on stage in the street and kept the music, song and dance going for the weekend. These are but a few of his contributions to the welfare of our society but it is in his writings that he has really done us proud. His weekly column in the Limerick Leader has kept people up to date with all the news of the parish.

The tribute event held in the Fr Casey’s GAA Club on Sunday 3rd November 2013 was to recognize Pat’s lifetime involved in singing and composing ballads, and in preserving our musical heritage and traditions.

HISTORY: LIMERICK- A Brave Policeman Sir John Ross of Bladensburg has telegraphed as follows to Mr. Edmond Sheahan, Ballyguiltenane, Glin I beg to sympathise most deeply with you and all your family in the very sad loss you have sustained by the death of your gallant, son, who showed such conspicuous! courage and noble devotion to duty. You have the “sincere sympathy of the whole Dublin Police Force. His Excellency sent a telegram of condolence on this subject, copy of which will be sent you by post.’

Taken from New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXXIII, Issue 28, 13 July 1905, Page 9

LIMERICK.- A Distinguished Career The Rev. Edmond James Fitzmaurice, on whom has just been conferred at Rome the degree of Doctor of Divinity, is a brilliant young Churchman- he is not et twenty-three whose collegiate career has been throughout an eminently successful one. Dr. Fitzmaurice is the second son of Mr William Fitzmaurice, Ballydonoghue Cottage, Glin, County Limerick, and made his classical studies at Killarney College, pursuing his higher studies at Louvain, and completing his course at the American College, Rome. At nineteen he became a Bachelor of Divinity and a double gold medallist, and had his course shortened as a reward for his industry and ability. On ordination he intended to labour in the diocese of Erie  of which his uncle, the Right Rev. Dr. John Fitzmaurice, is Bishop but, on the solicitation of Dr. Prendergast, Bishop of Philadelphia, the young priest will there enter upon his sacred calling.

TIPPERARY. A Great Athlete Mr. Thomas F, Kiely, of Carrick-on-Suir, won the all-round championship of the world at the St. Louis World’s Fair, which was held under the auspices of the American Athletic Union. He scored four firsts in nine events. Mr. Kiely was born at Ballyneal, Carrick-on- Suir, thirty-three years ago, half a mile across the fields from the home of the Davins, who made Ireland famous in the world of athletics in the seventies and early eighties by their record performances in weight throwing, jumping, and running. Growing up a boy, Kiely was attracted to the training grounds of the Davin’s, and m the course of some schoolboy competitions, Maurice Davin noticed the extraordinary ability of young Kiely, and there and then set to train him to his style in the different weights. In this  he was successful, and Kiely made his first appearance at sports in 1887, at the age of seventeen years, he proved himself a wonderful youngster, and at nineteen years he competed in the Gaelic championships in Kilkenny, and although he failed to win any of the events, he showed promise of great things. In 1892, at the Gaelic championships, he won several events, and from that to the present his athletic career might be written as one of breaking records and winning championships. He stands 6it lin in height, and weighs, when in condition, 14 stone He won the English hammer championship five time-“, the lrish hammer championship seventeen times. He has also several weight, jump, and hurdle championships to his credit, and as a sprinter he has secured innumerable prizes he won all the all-round championships he competed for The all-round championship of the world was the height of Kiely’s ambition

Taken from
New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXXII, Issue 34, 25 August 1904, Page 9

PAT Brosnan

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