Knockanure Notes – 12th March, 2012

COMMUNITY Centre dance will be held on Friday 16th of March at 9.30pm, music is by Blue Moon, all are welcome. For further information ring 068 49799. Community Centre sponsored walk will be held on April 1st, assemble at 1.30pm; Refreshments on return and monster Raffle. Easter Party time on the same day from 2pm to 4pm….Activities for the kids will include a fun quiz, Face Painting, Disco with DJ Shicco and Easter Egg Galore for all kids. Admission €3 per child… concessions. Please support this great fun packed day…you wont be disappointed. Donation will be going to Listowel Hospice.Social day for the Active Retired was held in Knockanure Community centre on Monday  12th March 2012.

CLOTHES: Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure are having a used  (clean)clothes, bedlinen, curtains & shoes collection on Friday 23rd March from 2 to 3.30 pm and on Saturday 24th March from 3 to 5 pm, at Scoil Chorp Chríost school gate, Knockanure. If you are unable to reach the school with items, collection, if necessary, may be arranged. Ring or text John (preferably after 6.30pm) at 087 3178616.

ST JOHN’S: Local film maker John Lynch will show footage taken in the ‘70s on Thursday 15th; From 21st to 26th the Lartigue Theatre, Co., present play by Tony Guerin called Hummin, among the actors are John Looney and Eoin Hand, more from 068 22566. North Kerry Day Care Centre fundraising Concert on March 31st.

EVENTS: Medjugorje Prayer Meeting at St Patrick’s Hall on March  12th at 7.30pm; Point to Point at Ballybeggan on Sunday March 18th; Cheltenham Festival started on March 13th; Kerry County Board meeting at the Meadowlands Thursday 15th March at 8.30pm; Dance on St Patrick’s Day at the Arms Hotel from 3 to 6pm; Trail walk from Newcastle West to Templeglantine on Bank Holiday 19th March start at 3pm; Slide Show on rail journey in 1970 on GSR will be shown at Newcastle West Library on 20th March at 8pm; A meeting  is being held at Donie’s Bar, Athea on Thursday, March 22nd at 9.30pm to establish a committee  to hold a flapper meeting in Athea this year,  details call Liz  087 7477364 or Eamon 085 7260698; The Sue Ryder Foundation charity shop is due to open shortly in Main Street Abbeyfeale; The I.C.A. will sell daffodils after Mass on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th March. Daffodil day 23rd March;

PRESENTATION to Micheal O Sullivan will be made at St Patrick’s Hall on his 91st Birthday on 13th March at 8pm, all are welcome.

DILLON: Information and pictures are being sought on the  flying adventures  of Elizabeth De Courcy Dillon of Listowel, contact,  [email protected]

COURSES: Tralee Community College are currently accepting applications for their PLC Courses. Courses include Office Administration and Computer Applications, Secretarial Studies (Medical and Legal), Nursing Studies, Carers, Furniture Making, Engineering, Applied Social Studies and many more.  PLC Grant and a Return to Education Allowance can be applied for.  Those interested in applying are asked to contact the college on 066 7121741.

LAUNCHED Recently,  The 2012 issue of Abbeyfeale history magazine it recalls the Titanic disaster and local happenings.

TURF Cutting; Two busloads of North Kerry Turf cutters and supporters headed to Dublin last week. Outside Leinster House  Luke Ming Flanagan and Michael Healy Rae addressed them. They got back in Listowel at 2.30am.

WARRANT against Catholic Priests dated 21 June 1714 per Jn. Blenerhassett and Josiah Kennington Clk. Priest names. Owen McMorris feris, Dennis Moriarty J, Denis Moriarty a Titular Dean ,Dermot ffalvey , McGrath ffalvey , Teig Rahilly, Danl. Halligan, Cornelius Line, Cornelius Sullivan, Hugh Sweeny, Cornelius Murphy, Thos. Connor, James Cashell,  Ambrose Moriarty, Maurice Moriarty, Edmund Hogan,  Teig Lyne, Murrogh Connell, Stephen Rice , Barthol Rice ,Garrett and V Maurice Pierce. Much more about the state of the Country 300 years ago is available at

ST PATRICK is patron saint of  many dioceses and archdioceses, including Adelaide , Armagh , Auckland , Ballarat , Boston, Burlington (Vermont), Cape Town (South Africa), Dromore , Erie (Pennsylvania), Fort Worth, Harrisburg (Pennsylvania), Kilmore , Melbourne, Mymensingh (Bangladesh), New York, Poona (India), and Sacramento (California).

THOUGHT: “The state of your heart dictates whether you harbour a grudge or give grace, seek self-pity or seek Christ, drink human misery or taste God’s mercy”. Max Lucado

Louis O’Carroll died on March 2, 2012, following a road accident in Listowel. Well known in singing the works of Sean McCarthy, Sigerson Clifford  and the Valley of Knockanure, he was also part owner of a horse called Knockanure Lad. Dr O’Carroll, 62, was survived by his wife  Judy and  son, James in Dublin. Louis was the youngest of a family of 15 children of James O Carroll and Ellen Moloney, both were natives of Charles Street, there were ten boys and five girls in the family which lived at Cahirdown, Listowel. Just a week before he died he was performing at Writers Week fundraiser,  he sang among many other songs ‘The Valley Of Knockanure, he recalled his mother Ellen  memories of seeing the bodies of those killed on that day at Gortaglanna on the back of a military lorry in listowel. A psychiatrist by profession, he worked for  20 years in St Ita’s Hospital, Portrane,

DEATH took place on 5th March 2012 of Bridie O Flaherty, nee Sheahan of Tubbertoureen, Moyvane. Bridie was born in 1921 at Ballyguiltenane to Mona and Murt Sheahan and was predeceased by her husband Con and grandson Mark and granddaughter Mary, survived by her children, Catherine, Eddie, Gerard, Denis, Mary, Michael and Hannah and sister Mrs Mary Donnellan. Requiem Mass for Bridie O Flaherty was celebrated on Wednesday 7th March in Moyvane Church by Fr. Eamon Mulvihill assisted by Fr Russell, Fr Crawford and Fr Lucid; Elaine Foley sang the hymns. Bridie was laid to rest in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure beside her husband Con who died in Dec. 1992 aged 77 years and granddaughter Mary O Flaherty who died in 1990.

DEATH took place on 8th March 2012 of Sr. M. Pius O Farrell, Presentation Sisters, Evergreen Street, Cork and formerly of 75 Church Street, Listowel, she was predeceased by her brother John Paul O’Farell. Sr. Pius is survived by sisters Birdie Browne of Listowel, Ernie McDermott in Limerick, Angela Whelan , Listowel, Maonna Lorigan,Macroom and Presentation Sisters. Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church, Sr. Pius O Farrell was laid to rest in St Michaels Churchyard, Listowel on 10th March 2012. Kerryman of July 9th 1949 reports Profession at Presentation Convent, Tralee of Sr. M Pius , Josephine O Farrell of Listowel.

DEATH took place on March 8th 2012 of Michael Kissane of Murhur, Moyvane. Michael was predeceased by his wife Nellie McElligott and sisters Bridie and Mary and is survived by sons  Michael and Padraig, brother Johnny, sister Eileen. Michael was son of Michael Kissane and Catherine Carmody. Requiem Mass for Michael was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 10th March 2012 by Fr. Lucid, Fr. Dillon and Fr O Connell, Stephen Donegan sang the hymns. Michael Kissane was laid to rest in the family grave at St Michael’s Churchyard in Listowel.

DEATH took place unexpectedly on 8th March 2012 of Bridie Flavin of Trien, Knockanure. Bridie is survived by her Husband Tom,( they were married for over 50 years) daughters, Helen Dowling and Mairead Lynch and sons, Pat and Tom, brother Michael and sisters Maureen and Nora. Bridie born 1st Jan 1936 was daughter of John Buckley and Margaret O Connor of Banaraha. Margaret was a native of Caher Abbeyfeale. Requiem Mass for Bridie Flavin was celebrated at Knockanure Church on Sunday 11th March 2012, by Fr McMahon assisted by Fr Lucid, Fr O Callaghan and Fr Dillon. Choir were Mary Mulvihill, Karen Trench, Ann Cox and Eileen Joyce. Bridie was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, graveside prayers were recited by Fr Lucid and Fr Moore. Fr McMahon remarked that Mass was the centre of Bridie’s life and she took every opportunity to attend.

ANNIVERSARIES: William Bill Hudson, Mary O Keeffe, Timmy Driscoll, Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Tess Stack, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton, Mary Ann Collins, Sr. Stan Kennelly, Kitty Fitzgerald, Maureen Kinnane, Dan joe Murphy, Fr John Beasley, Johnny Stack, Frank Goggin, Mairead Lyons; Mass on Wed. 14th 7.30pm for Johnny Stack; Mass on Thurs. 15th at 7.30pm for Con & Catherine Mulvihill & their son Con; mass on Sun. 18th at 10.00am for Tim & Hanna Leahy and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for  Kitty & Mossie Flaherty.

ST PATRICK’S Day; Mass on Fri. 16th at 7.30pm Vigil Mass for St. Patrick’s Day; Mass on Sat. 17th Feast of St. Patrick 10am in Knockanure, and 11am in Moyvane For the people of the Parish.

STATIONS: Tues. 13th Knockanure at 6.30pm. Note 6.30pm due to Confirmation Meeting with the Stations of the Cross after Mass. Moyvane, Thurs. 15th 7.30pm mass for Con & Catherine Mulvihill & their son Con, with the Stations of the Cross after Mass, with The Liturgy Group.

PLENARY indulgence is offered on Fridays in Lent for the Christian faithful who piously pray the below prayer before a Crucifix: “Behold, O good and sweetest Jesus, I cast myself upon my knees in Thy sight, and with the most fervent desire of my soul I pray and beseech Thee to impress upon my heart lively sentiments of faith, hope and charity. with true repentance for my sins and a most firm desire of amendment: whilst with deep affection and grief of soul I consider within myself
and mentally contemplate Thy five most precious Wounds,
having before mine eyes that which David, the prophet,
long ago spoke in Thine own person concerning Thee,
my Jesus: “They have pierced My hands and My feet,
they have numbered all My bones.”

MASS, Latin Rite will be celebrated on Sunday, March 18th in The Dominican, Holy Cross Church, Tralee at 1.30pm.
MEDJUGORJE May 30th.  Spiritual Director, Fr Francis Nolan. St. John’s.  Return flights form Cork to Dubrovnik, contact Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen on 7127143

ARDFERT Retreat Centre  Lenten Journey – Croi Nua, a programme for adults through Lent and leading into the Easter Season on Tuesdays  – March 13th, 20th & 27th from 10.30am – 12 noon.   Booking 066 7134276.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Blessed Sacrament  Chapel in Abbeyfeale is open 24 hours a day during Lent from 10.30am Monday morning to 6pm on Saturday evening.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan & Joan Stack; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure Sunday 18th March Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

Scriptural Reflection Group will meet in the Sacristy Moyvane on Fri. night from 8-9pm.

EUCHARISTIC Congress Closing Ceremony & Mass. The application forms for tickets are available at the Presbytery, 068 49308 / 087 9283336. Coach to Eucharistic Congress on Sunday June 17th Closing Ceremony. Departs Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert, Glin. Anyone interested in travelling. Contact Margaret at 068 49361 – 087 2976304. Early Booking & Confirmation is Essential Due to Admission Tickets Availability For Croke Park Ceremony. This is a Life Time Experience 80 years since the Last Congress.

Special Invitation to Young Groups to 50th International Eucharistic Congress (from 10-16 June). Young people from 17 to 25 years of age. 2,500 young people from all over Ireland will gather and participate in workshops etc. Booking is required and youths can register as individuals or groups