Knockanure Notes — 11th September, 2016

SOCIAL Day for the Active Retired in Knockanure on Monday 12th Sept. If attending ring 49799.  New members welcome.

COFFEE MORNING in aid of Listowel Hospice on Wed 14th from 10.30am. – 2pm. at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St..

CULTURE NIGHT September 16 2016.Tour of Seanchai, Music by Comhaltas and Wrenboys, all in Listowel.

WELCOME to all our friends who will visit us during the races. May you have a pleasant stay.

MOYVANE ICA: in conjunction with the Development Association are planning to bury a Time Capsule in an area adjoining the 1916 Commemoration Stone Plot.  All parish organisations are invited to contribute something for inclusion in this Time Capsule. Items for inclusion must be received by 30th September. For more info contact Anne at 086/3456808 or any ICA member.

LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL ASSOCIATION:  The Moyvane LGFA would like to offer a huge thanks to Neilus, Moyvane Potatoes Ltd., for so generously sponsoring a beautiful new set of jerseys for our U10 girls.

PATTERN DAY at the well drew huge crowds to Ballyheigue on 8th September, many from the parish were present.

GAA Knockanure Lotto results for Friday 9th September. No winner of €15,300 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 21, 22. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Helen O’Brien, Scrathan, Duagh; 2. Catherine Walsh, Gortromagowna, c/o Con Lynch; 3. Rachel Moloney, Derry, Listowel,; 4. James Sheehy, Glenalappa, Moyvane,; 5. Edward Moloney, 32, Woodview, Abbeyfeale.

Next draw to be held on Friday 16th September with a jackpot of €15,400.

CYCLE passing through Athea on September 18th. It’s the mid-west cycle in aid of Parkinsons – Alzheimers. Details also from Mike on 085-1681144.

CONGRATULATIONS to Martina Molyneaux and Liam Hanrahan who were married on 3rd September by Canon. Linnane. The bride is daughter of Mossie and Josie Molyneaux of Listowel. The groom’s parents are Tom and Mary Hanrahan are from Moyvane.

BLOOD Transfusion Clinic in Abbeyfeale on 12th and 13th September from 6pm to 9pm.

O’KEEFFE family had a gathering in the Millstreet last weekend. Many came from abroad.

UNIVERSITY students are just beginning a new term and some are anxious to use their new found freedom, it took generations of hard work to provide them with their present good fortune.

DEATH has taken place of Anna Marie Mc Gibney (née Keane) 7 Tieraclea Park, Tarbert and Lenamore, Ballylongford on 10th September 2016. Predeceased by her sister, Margaret. Survived by her husband Rory, children Cian and Fionn, her uncle Pat Joe and his wife, Eileen, her aunt Annie and her husband, John.

DEATH took place on 10th September 2016 0f Catherine (Kitty) Murphy, wife of the late Jackie. Survived by her son Liam, daughter Geraldine McSweeney, daughter-in-law Catherine, son-in-law Victor, and grandchildren John, David, Paula, Stephen, and Lesley, great-granddaughter Liz, nephews, and nieces. Requiem mass for Kitty Murphy in the Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on 12th of September, for 12 noon. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

Kitty Murphy nee Danaher lived at Riverdale Lodge, Kilmorna.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Mulvihill, Fr. Joe Walsh, Sr. Mercedes O’Connor, Mary Shanahan Kennelly, John Collins, Sr. Anthony O’Connor, Mary Broderick, Margaret Mullins, 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, M J Nunan, Moira griffin, Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Paddy O’Halloran.

Mass Moyvane; Fri  16th at  7.30pm for Paddy Fitzmaurice,  Sat 17th at 7.30pm for Jackie Enright,

Sun        18th    11.00am    John Hudson. Mass Knockanure Sun 18th at 10.00am for Parishioners.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm.  Please note due to Race week NO Eucharist Adoration in MOYVANE Church this Wednesday 14th.

FULL MOON on 16th Sept. Apples, plums and blackberries are edible. Weather continues mild and showery.

MASS For the late Sean O’ Sullivan (New York and Athea) in St. Bartholomew’s Church Friday 16th September 2016 at 7.30pm.

CURATE: Fr. Brendan Duggan, is the new Athea Curate.

AWARDS: The closing date for entries for the People of the Year Awards is Monday 12th September, contact The People of the Year Awards office on 0-1 2057397.

ROLLING BACK THE YEARS: THE CLASS OF 1962 at St John’s on Friday 23rd Sept. A film documentary by Leo Finucane on Clounmacon National School 1878 – 1975 featuring old footage and a re-enactment of the class of 1962 and their journey to and from school along the famous black ditch.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE LISTOWEL:  A wide variety of courses beginning at the end of September.  For full details contact Iseult Glynn, Director of Adult Education on 086/0289958 or see Church noticeboard.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Are currently taking names for one day workshops to be held at the end of September on the subject of men’s wellbeing.  The workshop entitled ‘Taking control – meeting life’s hurdles head on’ aims to address the variety of challenges met by men in their daily lives.  This course takes place on Sept 30th between 10am and 4.30pm.  Places limited – early booking advised.  Further details from Toni ( 23548.  Also on Friday September 23rd a course on how to grow vegetables FETAC level 3 will commence.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION:  Wish to thank all who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection which amounted to €600.

GST: Cllr. Jimmy Moloney, Listowel tells us that an application has gone in from KCC to Fáilte Ireland for a grant for the extension of the GST.

HISTORY LECTURE:  A lecture entitled ‘Frongoch Camp, Wales and Kerry P.O.W.’s 1916’ will be presented by Fr. Tom Looney, at Killarney Library on Tuesday 13th September at 7.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society.

THE PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK Sunday 18th September. Bus leaves Listowel Church @ 7.15am. phone 0876019474.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS GROUP; The September meeting of Alzheimer’s Carers group is on Tuesday 13th Sept at 12.30pm. New members welcome.

  1. MICHAEL KENNELLY will give a presentation on Thursday 15th September at 7.30 p.m. in the parish centre Church of the Resurrection Killarney on the subject, Devotion to Our Blessed Lady.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS COMMENCE ON FRIDAY SEPT. 23rd in Lixnaw.  This is the anniversary of his death in 1968.  The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

DESIGNER MINDS: will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology after-school club in Listowel. One hour of hands-on STEAM activities each week, for kids who love to design, build and experiment.  Visit or ( 087/6310411.

ARE YOU A CARING PERSON WITH TIME TO SPARE? If so, the North Kerry and Listowel Alzheimer’s Day Care Respite facility at Listowel Family Resource Centre is seeking volunteers on Tuesday/Thursday mornings. Further details available from Bridie ( 068/23584.

INTERESTED IN BEING A PERMANENT DEACON IN THE DIOCESE OF KERRY Along with the other Munster dioceses who have permanent deacons,  the diocese of Kerry will be organising an initial introductory “Come and See” year  involving 6 weekends starting in September 2017. The age limit for ordination is 60. Application is open to all men who are practising Catholics and have an involvement in their local parish. The first step is to contact your own local priest. Kerry diocese already has two permanent deacons and please God four more will be ordained within the next two years. If anyone in the Listowel Pastoral Area is interested please contact Canon Declan for more information.

PRAYING AS PEOPLE OF MERCY Sept 24th – Oct 3rd 2016 will be a special time of prayer in our diocese, that we might become people who act with mercy. This time of prayer will be opened by Bishop Ray at Evening Mass in the Cathedral on Saturday Sept 24th and will conclude with a celebration of prayer and music in the Cathedral on Monday Oct 3rd. A resource for individual use has been prepared to allow people to participate in this special time of prayer at home, in our parishes and in our schools.

LIXNAW:  Bishop Ray Browne will celebrate the 7.30pm mass on 29th Sept.

CHARITY 5K WALK IN LIXNAW ON SAT. SEPT. 24th TO AID DYSTONIA IRL. This is a Neurological movement disorder.  Sept. is Dystonia Awareness Month.  Mairead Enright who suffers from Dystonia travelled to London this past May for brain surgery treatment. She is organising this walk to raise awareness and much needed funds for research. The walk will commence at the Dew Drop Inn at 1pm on Sat. 24th. Sponsorship cards available from Mairead on (087) 7707909.

KNOCK – OVERNIGHT STAY AT KNOCK HOUSE HOTEL ON 8th/9th OCT.  Anybody wishing to go contact Margaret on (066) 7132515.

PLOUGHING: The 85th Annual National Ploughing Championships will be held in Tullamore, Co Offaly from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd September.

CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will be held in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Sunday 16th October at 8pm.

MUSIC CLASSES AT THATCH COTTAGE FINUGE WITH ALL IRELAND CHAMPION MATT DEAN.  Classes on the flute, whistle, bodhran and bango will commence on Wed. 21st Sept.  Time to be decided.  Contact Matt at (085) 2312074.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE AGM: for Parish Contacts: A gathering of our loyal parish contact people (and new members) who organise retreat days and evenings throughout the year at Ardfert Retreat Centre. Come and Join us on Wednesday, September 21st from 6.00pm to 9.30pm. Mass celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne followed by buffet. New contacts welcome. Phone 066 713 4276

LISTOWEL COMHALTAS lessons in Music, Song, and Dance & Language are offered. Classes commence on the 24th Sept. Registration is required. Phone: Sharon on 0873822275.

ADULT LITERACY AND BASIC EDUCATION SERVICE, Listowel are looking for volunteers to help people with reading and writing.  Training is provided.  Please contact Mary Swaine on 068 23866.

COMPUTER CLASSES FOR MEN to commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. October 20 from 10.30am-1pm. A limited number of spaces to be filled. so early booking advised. Further details available from Toni on (068 ) 23584.

REUNION: Oct 1st: Mary Immaculate College, Alumni Reunion. Did you graduate in 2006 /2001 /1996 /1991 /1986 /1981 /1976/ 1971/ 1966/ 1961/ 1956 /1951/ 1946?    MIC is welcoming back its Alumni on Saturday October 1 2016 from 1.30pm – 5pm.

KAVANAGH Weekend at Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, 30th Sept. to 2nd Oct.

THE BEST TIME TO TALK IS NOW…Let’s Talk About Suicide in Kerry – Suicide Prevention is everyone’s business.  The HSE, in partnership with other organisations is developing a Suicide Prevention Action Plan for County Kerry, working with the National Office for Suicide Prevention.  We want as many people as possible to have their say about what should be included in the plan.  Listowel Arms Hotel on Thurs 29th of Sept from 7.30pm – 9.30pm.

RAMBLING House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on October 3rd.

CONCERT: Red Hurley will be in Abbeyfeale on 14th Oct. 2016, details from 068 31133.

TOUR OF BRITAIN: The dates for the Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 have been announced and people may wish to inform their relatives and friends abroad. The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday 27th October, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday 28th October, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday 29th October, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday 30th October, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton.

THOUGHT:” The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost”.  G. K. Chesterton.

“The best thing we can do with the failures of the past is to let them be history”.  Gary Chapman

NEWSPAPERS: Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, November 26, 1934; Page: 8

COTTAGE TENANTS. Newtown Association and The Purchase Bill.

Mr. J. Keane, Chairman, presided at a largely attended meeting at Newtown of the local branch of the Cottage Tenants and Rural Workers’ Association.

The Chairman in the course of his remarks referred to the proposed Cottage Purchase Bill, and said he hoped the Government would fulfil their promises and pass the Bill, as it was unfortunate that the cottage tenants were deprived of the many advantages which they would derive under the Bill when it became law.

The following resolution, on the proposition of Mr. John Keane, seconded by Mr. J. Foley, was adopted:—”That we call the attention of the Government to the delay in introducing the Purchase Bill, and we hereby call on them to pass the Bill into law when the Dail reassembles, as we are no longer satisfied with the postponement.” (1) Proposed by Mr. R. Stack and seconded by Mr. M. Kinnelly: “That we demand a 50 per cent, reduction in rents. The cottage tenants were as much entitled to this reduction as the tenant farmers. Any argument in favour of the farmers’ reduction went further in the case of the cottage tenants as their rent formed “portion of the land

annuities.” (3) Proposed by Mr. T. Power and seconded by Mr. C. O’Connell: “That we call on the government to take the necessary steps to put the cottages in County Kerry into a state of proper repair at once, as their present condition is a disgrace to any Government who is out for the welfare of the working classes.”

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, June 29, 1933; Page: 15


Newtown, 3—11; Tarbert, 0—4.

Knockanure, 1—2; Bedford, 0—2.

There was a large crowd present at Tarbert on Sunday when the North Kerry Football League was advanced a further stage. The day was beautifully fine, a pleasing contrast to the weather of the past fortnight in North Kerry, and this added to the charming situation of the field, made the fixture a very pleasant one. Most interest centred in the meeting of Tarbert and Newtown—old and local rivals—but the game was a disappointing display, for after making a bold showing in the opening half, Tarbert faded away in the closing stages, and were a well beaten team at the final whistle. Knockanure, whose first appearance it was, defeated Bedford. Though the football may not have been so stylish as in the first game, it was, nevertheless, an interesting contest, with the exchanges level till towards the end, when Knockanure rushed through a goal. Bedford, however, must be considered unlucky losers, as a number of close-in frees were nulled. Messrs Sean Stack (Ballylongford) and S. Stack (Newtown) were the referees.


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Wednesday, August 02, 1933; Page: 13



Newtown, 3-9; Thomas Ashe, 2-2. .

Two matches in the third round of the North Kerry Football League were played at Knockanure on Sunday last. The weather conditions were wretched, thus robbing the games of much of their interest. The opening match was practically played through a downpour, and the standard of play seen was not anything like the brilliance expected from the meeting of two such teams as Newtown and Thomas Ashe (Listowel). Con Brosnan, the well-known Kerry footballer, reappeared for Newtown, filling the role of full back, in which he gave a brilliant exhibition. He was ably assisted by J. Flavin, T. O’Mahony, S. Stack, C. Mulvihill. J. Enright and D. Kearney.

Thomas Ashe opened the score with a point, to which Newtown replied with a point per T. O’Mahony. Newtown took the lead shortly after when Mulvihill kicked a point. They went further ahead with points from Josie Enright and C. Brosnan before Thomas Ashe replied with a point per John Lynch.

Thomas Ashe scored a goal soon after the resumption, Newtown replying with a similar score. O’Mahony doing the needful. From this to full time Newtown had much the better of play, scoring two further goals and four points, to which Thomas Ashe replied with a goal.

Mr. S. Coughlan, Craughdarrig F. C, refereed.


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Thursday, July 30, 1936; Page: 9


Newtown, 1—4; Blackcocks Feathers, 0—1. There was a good attendance at Knockanure when Newtown and Blackcocks Feathers (Listowel) met in the first round of the North Kerry S.F. League. Division 111. Weather conditions were favourable, and the game, which ended in a win for Newtown was regarded by the majority of local fans as easily the best of the many League contests that have been played to date. In the first half Newtown, playing against the breeze had three points, per Brosnan (2) and Carmody. A sterling Newtown defence stopped many promising.

(See Paper for full report)


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