Knockanure Notes — 11th November, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, was on Monday 12th October 2015, If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

KNOCKANURE CENTRE: “Dancing Classes”, started on Wed 7th Oct from 8pm, Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot etc.  All age groups and beginners welcome.  For more information ring 087 6809249 or 068 49799.

KEEP FIT with Maggie every Thurs at 7.30pm,details 087/9866533.

YOUTH CLUB A new season of Moyvane Youth Club began on Oct 2nd.  Welcome to our nine new Leaders who are:  Kathleen Ambrose, Helen Culhane, James Fogarty, Eileen Haugh, Brendan Hogan, Tom McEnery, Dermot Mulvihill, Yvonne Shine, Mark Thompson.

TARBERT PARENTS’ ASSOC: Fashion Show Fri. 23rd Oct at 8pm in School PE hall.  Free shuttle bus from Tarbert village to facilitate parking.  Brenda Kennelly 087/2729215.

SPORTS FUTSAL returns to Moyvane on Fridays.  Classes 1st – 3rd,  4pm & classes 4th – 6th, 5pm.  new players welcome. Fast paced indoor soccer game open to both boys & girls.

PARISH MAGAZINE: One of the many positive suggestions from our recent Parish meeting was the setting up of a Parish magazine which would be published three to four times yearly.  The first issue is planned for this coming Christmas.  I invite people to write articles and give me suggestions before Friday Oct 15th, as I plan to send it to the printers to have it published.  Photographs old and new would be most welcome.

HARVEST MASS was celebrated on Sunday 4th October, nice to see such a fine display of produce.

FARM SAFETY SEMINAR:  A seminar entitled ‘How safe is your farm’ will take place at the Devon Inn on Thursday, October 15 at 7pm, All welcome.

SINGING: The seventh Garry McMahon Singing Weekend will be held from Friday, October 16 to Sunday, October 18 in Abbeyfeale. On the Sunday afternoon in Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse, a special tribute will be paid to Donie Lyons from Dromreask, Glin.

TALK: Wether’s Well and other North Kerry Holy Wells, with Donal Stack on 15th October at 8pm at Ardfert Retreat Centre, all welcome.

DEATH took place on 6th October 2015 of Joe O’Connor, Kilbaha, Moyvane. Grand Father of the late David Foley. Survived by his wife Mary, daughter Bridie, (Foley) granddaughter Linda, great-grandchildren, Katelyn, Rachel and Laythan, son-in-law Jimmy, sister Nora Harney, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass for Joe O Connor was celebrated on Friday in Moyvane Church. Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery.

DEATH: The Funeral Mass for Paddy Holly, Leicester and late of Tarmons, Tarbert will take place at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert on Sat 17th Oct., at 12noon.  Our sympathy to his nieces Emma, Teresa, Helen and Anne.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maurice Leahy, Marguerite Clancy, Ned Connell, John Mahony, Pat Stack, Michael O Connor, Mary O Connor, Martin O Connell, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren,
Masses Moyvane: Mon 12th at 7.30pm for Kitty Curtin (Special Intention).Wed 14th at 7.30pm for Collins Family (Special Intention). Fri 16th at 9.30am for Ann Rothery (Special Intention).Sat 17th at      7.30pm for Michael (Mick) & Nora Roche, Glin Rd (Anni). Sun    18th at 11.00am for James & Annie O’Callaghan.
Masses Knockanure, Tues 13th at 7.30pm for Dora Ahern (Rec Dec)
Sun 11th at 10.00am for Liam Sexton (Anni)

DIOCESAN COLLECTION: Will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 17th /18th Oct., for the Propagation of the Faith.

PASTORAL COUNCIL: Meeting Mon 12th Oct., at 8pm in the Presbytery. Any parishioners that would like issues discussed at this meeting can give their suggestions to PPC members or Fr. Kevin.

PARISH OFFICE:  Wonderful response to the signed Mass Cards in the Parish Office.   Shortly we hope to have religious items to suit all ages plus a selection of Christmas Cribs.  It is hoped to have our own Parish Christmas Cards available from mid Nov, these may prove very special to our loved ones living away from our Parish in other countries.  We are also making our Parish Office bigger.

LISTOWEL BRIDGE CLUB: Bridge lessons commencing Thurs 15th Oct. for 8 weeks, those interested, please contact: Marie Galvin 086 0817407 or Maria O’Connor 087 7554996.

CHOIR WORKSHOP; at Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney Monday October 19th at 8.00pm with Fr. Liam Lawton. This workshop is open to all choirs, folk groups, school choirs and musicians. Bookings taken before October 14th, for further information 064 6632644.

CHOIR: Adult Choir each Wednesday evening at 8pm in the Parish Church, Abbeyfeale.  New members welcome.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place in the Parish Meeting Room Listowel on Monday October 12th at 7.30pm.

LISTOWEL PARISH FOLK GROUP would love new members. Come and join us! Thursdays from 8 to 9pm. KDYS (upstairs) Contact 086-8847708 for more info.

DROMTRASNA CHALLEGE 2015:  The Dromtrasna Challenge 2015 will take place on Saturday, October 17 starting at Dromtrasna National School. ALL proceeds go directly to Milford Hospice.

CARD GAME:  A card game will be held at Fr. Casey’s GAA club house on Friday night October 16 at 9pm sharp, in aid of Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Knocknasna, Parents Association. All support greatly appreciated.

ATHEA Journal please have material in by Friday October 23rd at the latest.

LIVING LINKS KERRY: Ceremony of Remembrance. A Prayer Service for all those who have been touched by Suicide will be held at the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney on Thursday, 15th October at 7.30 p.m. All Welcome. Refreshments afterwards in the Pastoral Centre

CORK AND KERRY CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Cork International Airport Hotel on Saturday/Sunday, Oct 17th and 18th. Theme “Eucharistic Amazement”. Main Speakers: Fr Jim McManus, CSsR, & Marie Beirne.

BALLYBUNION COMMUNITY CENTRE: annual Food and Craft Fair on Sunday 18th October from 12 – 5 p.m.  Showing a variety of local produce, art works and unique crafts.

DAY TRIP: Thursday 22nd October, Oktoberfest Beag @ King johns Castle, Limerick.  Contact Marie: 086 1032436

CEILI: charity céilí organised by SCOLA, to help the poor in the Philippines, will take place in the Devon Inn, Templeglantine on Sunday 25th October. Music by the Mountain Road Ceilí Band.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 13th at  10.30am, Breaking Ground.The story of the London Irish Women’s Centre.  A Film by Michelle Deignan which traces the twenty nine year history of the centre when Irish women made up 10% of London’s female population.  In association with Access Cinema. Thur. 15th Lady Gregory. A play by Phil Mason presented by The London Irish Theatre and directed by John Dunne.  Dramatist, folklorist and theatre manager, Lady Gregory lived at Coole Park, Galway and with Yeats and Edward Martyn founded the Abbey Theatre. Fri 16th Stride and the Diva, Colm “Stride” O Brien and Cathy Nugent will be joined by special guests Sean Ahern and Cara O’Brien. Wed 21st, Emma. A play based on Jane Austen’s most perfect novel presented by Hotbuckle Theatre, England – masters of stage adaptation.  “Emma Woodhouse is handsome, clever, rich and has never been in love.  She is also a bit of a matchmaker. Thursday 22nd, The Best of Traditional. With Steve Cooney-guitar, Dermot Byrne – accordion and Trevor Hutchinson- bass.  A celebration of Dermot’s twenty years of traditional Irish music. More from 086 22566.

CELEBRATING OUR FAITH’S BELIEFS: Following up on the classes which Fr. Sean O’ Sheehy did last Spring on the New Catechism – he has kindly offered to do 6 more classes on next chapter focusing on Liturgy and each of the Sacraments. Classes are free and begin on Thursday 15th October to 19th November from 7.30pm to 9pm each evening at the Parish Meeting Room. If interested contact the Parish Office before Tuesday next.

MISSION SUNDAY: In October 2014, Irish Catholic contributed more than €1.78 million on Mission Sunday. View a lovely short film narrated by Charlie Bird on to view the current up-date on the work of our Missionaries.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE As part of the national Breast Cancer Campaign, Listowel Family Resource Centre hosts a breast awareness day on Thursday October 15 from 10.30am-12.30pm. Nutritional advice will be provided on how introduce changes to your daily diet to maintain your health and vitality. Catherine O’Carroll will attend. All welcome, further details from Bridie on 068 23584.

NORTH KERRY ALZHEIMER A Variety concert in aid of Listowel and North Kerry Alzheimer day care service on Friday October 23rd at St John’s Theatre, commencing at 8pm. Contact 23584 for more

THE LATIN MASS will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 25th October, at 1.30pm. More info from: [email protected]
Fiontar, DCU, and the National Folklore Collection in UCD have been working for some time on a project digitising the 1937-39 Schools Collection on a county-by-county basis, see The project is funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. This gives an insight into life in schools and local communities during 1937 – 1939.

ENTERPRISE Town: Askeaton has been selected to be one of Bank of Irelands Enterprise Towns for 2015. Contact Brenda Enright for further details on 086 6095722.

OPEN House Limerick held on Friday 9th to Sunday 11th October
The doors of some of Limerick’s most intriguing and historic buildings were open to the public free during OpenHouseLimerick 2015.Sarsfield Barracks, Limerick Circuit Courthouse, the Quaker Meeting House in Ballinacurra, St. John’s Church in Knockainey and Glin Castle – the ancestral home of the FitzGerald clan – are amongst more than 20 buildings opening to the public
Open House was established in London in 1992 as an initiative to show first-rate architecture to the public, stirring an interest for urban built heritage. Limerick is a member organisation of the Open House Worldwide Family, which also includes London, New York, Helsinki, Melbourne and Rome, as well as the Irish cities of Belfast, Dublin and Cork.

DRONE: Limerick Fire and Rescue Service hope to use drone technology when tackling major emergency incidents. The DJI Phantom Vision 2+ cost about €1,100 to buy.

BANNED: Brazil’s health regulator Anvisa said it has suspended the production, sale and use of products made by Brazilian medical-implant maker Silimed after an inspection found the company failed production standards. Anvisa acted a week after European regulators banned the sale of silicone implants made by Silimed.

THOUGHT: The greatest day in your life and mine is when we take total responsibility for our attitudes. That’s the day we truly grow up. John C. Maxwell.

(0705) of Cloonbrane, pronounced ‘Clonbran’, who must have been born by 1668, married his first cousin Mary, daughter of Thomas Blennerhasset of Ballyseedy and Littor,  Co.   Kerry,  and  his  wife Ellen,  another  daughter  of Anthony  Stoughton Of Ballyhorgan . John and Mary had six children. In 1699Johnwas named by the Commissioners of Co. Kerry, together  with his brother  William,  in  connection  with  raising  £120,000  on  all  lands,  hereditaments  and tenements in the kingdom, and in 1727 he witnessed the deed by his mother and brother Lancelot, mentioned above. In 1732 he was party to a lease concerning lands in Co. Kerry and a marriage settlement for his son Thomas and Bridget Fitzgerald.     In 1727 and 1732 he was living in Limerick. Ballyseedy is 2 miles south-east of Tralee, and Littor some 6 miles west of Ballylongford, but the location of Cloonbrane is not entirely clear.   There is a village  of  that  name  south-west  of  Carrigafoyle  near  Ballybunion,  and  letters  were addressed to Cloonbrane ‘near Tralee’ at least once.   But it is more likely to have been, as shown on Petty’s Map of Kerry in 1655,   in the parish of Moyvane – Knockanure close to the  north-east  of  Moyvane,  which  is  about  five  miles  north-east  of  Listowel,  and  near Glenalappa,  another  Sandes  landholding. Cloonbrane means ‘Meadow  of  Evil  Odour’which comes  from  the  steeping  of  flax. The village of  Moyvane  is  now  known  as Newtown Sandes, and in 1992 I found a farm a few hundred yards south of the centre of the village, which the occupant, Mr Stack, said was Cloonbrane. The farmhouse probably dated from the early 20th century, and Stack pointed out where the old house had stood,close  between  his  house  and  a  massive  old  stone  barn  towards  the  road.  He  also mentioned that his brother had ridden Red Rum, the famous horse.

BOOK: Ballylongford – A Photographic Memoir Volume 2; [9780957020177]
by Nancy McAuliffe; Irish, Irish Interest – Ballylongford – A Photographic Memoir Volume 2
Ballylongford – A Photographic Memoir Volume Two is a continuation and expansion of volume one, in which a panoramic yet intimate view of one of the most historically rich villages in county Kerry was outlined. Volume two, which includes photographs from the late 1890s up to the 1980s, moves out from the centre of Ballylongford village to encompass Ahanagran, Ballyline, Ballymackessy, Killelton, Lenamore, Lislaughtin, Mortara, Pulleen, Rusheen, Saleen, and Tullahinell. Families that have long been associated with these areas, and those that are now gone, are represented in photographs that depict the changing lives and times of Ballylongford natives and visitors. The early history of Lislaughtin Friary – or the ‘Abbey’ as it is fondly known – is outlined by Dr Mary McAuliffe, whose essay shows that Lislaughtin was of central importance to the people of the area from its very first days. Also highlighted is Saleen Quay and its role in the commercial and social life of the village. Images of Communion and Confirmation days – special times in the lives of the children of the parish – not only feature the children themselves, but also reflect the fashion and customs of the times. The heart of each parish is its people, and Ballylongford – A Photographic Memoir Volume Two brings to life Ballylongford over the past 100 years or so in its depiction of families, friends, neighbours, weddings, sports, teachers, and schooldays.
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