Knockanure Notes — 11th May,

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was on Monday 12th May 2014.

TRAINING: Ministers of The Eucharist – Please note on 21st May at 8.00 p.m. Training will take place in The Marian Hall.  All Ministers are requested to attend.

ANNUAL Queen of The May Procession takes place this year on the 18th May, 2014 Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure at 3.00 p.m.Fr. Kevin McNamara will speak on the “Theme” this year “How Precious is Life”.

MASS: Students Exam Mass: A special Mass will be offered for “Your” Intentions on Friday May 23rd at 7.30pm.  To be part of this celebration you are invited to do a Reading, a Prayer of the Faithful, Bring up gifts etc ets.  Write and place your petitions in box provided at rear of Church, which will be brought to the Altar for Mass  A candle will be lit for those intentions before Mass.

FEET: A Chiropodist will be in the Marian Hall on Tuesday May 15th at 11am.  For appointment phone Eileen Quinn 49472.

CONGRATULATIONS to Alison Healy of Moyvane and Tralee, daughter of Maurice and Margaret Healy who married Noel Keogh of Wicklow recently at the Immaculate Conception Church Ballymacelligott. Officiating at the ceremony were Fr. Martin Casey and Fr. Pat Crean Lynch. Best man was Donncha Keogh, groomsman was Anthony Keogh. Bridesmaids, Lisa Healy and Katie Healy. Flower girl was Sarah Keogh and Pageboy was Denis Fitzgerald.

 BEALTAINE Festival 2014 , Age and Opportunity, Life is for Living, details of events for May at 066 718 3815

OPEN DAY: Teagasc are having an open day on May 22nd at the farm of John Leahy, Athea.

COUNTRY LIFE in Tourlough Park, Castlebar expect 20,000 at their open day 24th and 25th May 2014.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2014: The first pilgrimage will take place over the June weekend Saturday, May 31 to Monday, June 2. Bookings 087 3966399 (9-6pm).

BEALTAINE – CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP AT LISTOWEL LIBRARY To celebrate Bealtaine, Listowel Library will host a creative writing workshop for adults facilitated by Victoria Kennefick .  The session will take place on Wednesday, May 21st, from 2.30pm to 4pm and is free of charge.  Please telephone the library on 068-23044, or email on [email protected] , to reserve a place.

BEST WISHES to Fr Pat Ahern who began Siamsa Tire forty years ago and is still active in the community. Video footage and pictures of Siamsa events over the years are on display in Tralee at present. Fr Pats father was also active in politics and was Chairman of Kerry County Council 1949/50.

MILITARY Weekend in Listowel attracted a great crowd, people of all nations were in attendance, let us remember all who suffered to give us the environment which we enjoy at present. Pause and remember how we neglected the men and women who returned home broken and ended up in Killarney. The lectures and exhibitions held during the weekend were gave us information about Irish at home and abroad, useful for an overview of the past.

ANNIVERSARIES: George Fitzmaurice, Mary Dunford, Mary Hudson, William Flaherty, Lar Buckley, David Dillon, David Foley, Noreen Sweeney, Michael Anthony Ahern, Ned Sheehy, Catriona Houlihan, Sr. Ignatius O Grady, John Guiney, Martha O Sullivan, Michael Collins, Jimmy Kearney, Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Eamonn Cotter, John Flaherty, Dick O Connor, Jer Scannell, Bea Leahy, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Patrick Shanahan. Mass on Thurs. 15th in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Bridget Mc Mahon. Mass on Fri. 16th Knockanure at 7.30pm for David Kennelly and Pa & Maureen Nolan. Mass on Sat. 17th 7.30pm for Jeremiah McCarthy. Mass on Sun. 18th at 10.00am for Timothy O’Sullivan and 11.00am mass is for Maura O’Connor.

DEATH took place Mary Rose Kennelly of Gortdromagowna, on Wednesday 7th May 2014. Mary Rose survived by siblings, Rita, Eileen, Joan, Jer, John, Mort, Pat, Tom and Stan, aunts, Margaret, Noreen and Joan. Mary Rose was predeceased by her sister Nora who died in April 2005.  Removal from Finucane’s Funeral Home to Knockanure Church on Saturday 10th May 2014 at 8.30pm and funeral Mass in Knockanure Church at 1pm on Sunday, followed by interment at Knockanure Old Churchyard. Mary Rose was daughter of the late Patrick Kennelly and Mary Daly.

DEATH took place on Sunday May 4th 2014 of  Sr. Conception O’Connor, Formerly of Knockanure, Moyvane, Listowel. Born to Patrick O Connor and Nora Pierce at Keylod in 1911. Sr. Conception is survived by her nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends and by The Presentation Sisters, Dungarvan. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Sr. Conception O Connor on Wednesday 7th May in St. Mary’s Parish Church, Dungarvan, with interment afterwards in The Community Cemetery, Youghal Road. Sister had three brothers priests;  Fr. Con Connor. Ordained 1945. Died 1989. Son of Patrick Connor and Nora Pierce. Born 1910. Fr. John Connor. Ordained 1935. Died 1993. Ministered in Sacramento. Fr. Michael Connor. Ordained 1933. Born 1908. Ministered in Los Angeles.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack; Knockanure 10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00 to 7.00pm.
Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

GORTAGLANNA  Commemoration was held on Sunday 11th May at 3pm.

OUTING to Glin; Future Activities Open Days – May 2014 Thurs 15th May at 12.30. The group attending are from Askeaton, Foynes, Shanagolden and Tarbert. Music by Stevie Donegan. Thurs 29th May at 12.30. The group attending are from Glin, Athea, Ballylongford and Moyvane.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS ON TUESDAY MAY 20th at 7.30pm in Lixnaw..
Witness given by John Flynn, Limerick.

WALK: UP to 1000 walkers were in the Ballyhoura Countryside last weekend to take part in Ireland’s oldest walking festival.

 ST JOHN’S: May 14th, The Importance of Being Wilde. Thursday 15th , The Jim Lowell Bluegrass Band. Monday 19th, The Word of Breda. Thursday 22nd, Let T.Y. Tarbert Entertain, details from 068 22566.

THOUGHT: The world does need changing, society needs changing, the nation needs changing, but we never will change it until we ourselves are changed. And we never will change until we look into the mirror of our own soul and face with candor what we are inside. Billy Graham

CALLING ALL ARTISAN FOOD AND CRAFT PRODUCERS:  The first market took place last summer during The Gathering and we’re planning to build on its success during the 2014 Gather by the Feale July 16-20.  We are looking for people who produce food or make crafts to set up on the cobbles in the Square under Fr. Casey on Friday and Saturday, July 18/19 from 10am -3pm.  Contact us on 087 6866450 or [email protected]

KERRYMAN: Kerryman; May 1964. Knockanure Macra Competition May 3rd 1964, also death of mother of Tom Flavin. Athea First Carnival. Death of Fr Michael T O Sullivan, Pastor of St Christopher’s Church Joshua Tree, Santiago, California. Born Derra, Ballybunion, 29 September 1900 , buried 21 April 1964 at St Sepulchas Cemetery, Chicago, last visited Ireland in 1963, Ordained 1924 in USA.

VISIT: Daniel F Foley National Commander of American Legion to  visit Killarney on June 3rd 1964.
William Glasgo Howe aged 18 and a half has taken 7,000 pictures.
Kerryman May 23rd 1964 , reports death of Fr Tim Shanahan of Inchamore at age 71 years. He was pastor of St Paul’s Church, Sanpablo1955, ordained All Hollows 1916, served San Francisco, buried St Joseph’s Cemetery San Pablo.
23rd May 1964, Death of Ted Houlihan, Ahafona, Ballybunion, aged 75 years, he joined the IRA in 1917. Company Captain Ballybunion. Survived by son Eddie at Ahafona, daughter, Mrs Bridie Flahive, Toronto, sister Mrs Nora Cannon and Mrs Rita Barrett of Pittsburgh. Received military honours at funeral.
End May 1964. Abbeyfeale Victory Dance they won Munster Junior Rugby. Fr Brendan Broderick ordained, First Mass 20 June 1964.

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