Knockanure Notes — 12th February, 2017

PADRE Pio Prayer Meeting takes place in Lixnaw Church on the 3rd Tuesday of every month from September to June inclusive commencing at 7.30pm with Rosary, Mass and Benediction.   The witness for February will be given by Anne Meehan from Ballybunion.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre takes place on Monday 13th February 2017.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance and if attending please ring office on 068/49799.  New members especially welcome.

FITNESS Classes every Thursday at 7.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Get in shape and feel great.  All levels of fitness welcome.  Call Maggie on 087-9866533.

SCOR NA BPAISTI will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Sunday February 26th.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Football Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €17,200 on Friday 10th February. The numbers drawn were 1, 11, 15 and 32. The lucky dip winners of €25 each were: Michelle Crowley, c/o Mike Lynch Taxi; 2. Amelia Kavanagh, c/o Tricia – The Ploughman; 3. Timmy Leahy, c/o The Meadowlands Hotel; 4. Patsy Meehan, Kilmorna; 5. Donie Fitzgerald, Duagh Village

Next draw to be held on Friday 17th February with the jackpot at €17,300.

DEATH took place at her home in Caherdavin, Limerick of Nora Quilligan (nee Enright), originally from Upper Dirreen, Athea, in her 90th year. The death occurred in Glin recently of its oldest parishioner – May Scanlan (nee O’Connor) of Clonoughter. She had celebrated her 100th birthday some time ago.

DEATH of Michael Daly of Knockane  on the 6th of February, 2017, husband of the late Eileen and granddad of the late Helen. Survived by, daughters Pat, Ann, Helen, Noreen, Marie, Martina, Catherine, and Geraldine, sons Brendan, Buddy, Des, and Aidan.

SYMPATHY: To Michael Brosnan, & Marie Stackpoole, on the death of their uncle Michael Mooney, Clounmacon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora and Jack Quaid, Christina Melody, Sr. Patricia O’Brien, Hannah Murphy, Mary Cronin, Patrick Mulvihill, Mick Reidy, Billy O’Sullivan, Peggy Gordon, Patrick Roche, Bernadette Cudlipp, Mons Tim Harnett, Br. Clement McCarthy, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Pat Hudson, Maighread Moore, P J Kennelly, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Eileen Larkin, Dan Green, Sean Og  O’Ceallachain,

Catherine McElligott, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Mary Fitzmaurice, Seamus McDermott, Sr. Berchmans Murphy, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Mass Moyvane; Wed  15th at 7.30pm for         Michael Mooney, Clounmacon. Fri 17th at  7.30pm for Noreen O’Connor, Kilbaha (Months Mind).

Sat 18th at 7.30pm for James Fitzmaurice. Sun 19th at 11.00am for Tom O’Connor. Mass Knockanure, Sun 19th at 10.00am for Kathleen O’Connor, The Hill, (Months Mind).

MEDJOGRE PRAYER GROUP meet Monday 13th at 7.30pm in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room.

BOOK: Dan O’Connor will launch his poetry book at Tarbert Community Centre on 18th February at 7pm.

BEST Wishes to Tom and Margaret O’Connor of Moyvane who recently celebrated their Ruby wedding anniversary. Also best wished to Jimmy Deenihan, the new chairman of Kerry recreation and Sports Partnership.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jackie and Eileen Harnett of Purt who recently celebrated the Diamond Jubilee of their wedding.

DRAMA in Lixnaw , The Maiden Aunt at Ceolann from Feb 16 to 19th.

GAA: Clounmacon/Moyvane Ladies Football Team Victory Dance at the Arms hotel on 24th Feb., details from, 087 7947 681.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group comedy ‘Anyone Could Rob a Bank’, will be staged at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall on Feb, 16th, 18th & 19th.

AGM of Knockanure, Moyvane and Leitrim Fianna Fáil clubs were held at the Mariah Hall on Monday night last, all the local representatives outlined their work and future proposals.

SPORT: Dozens of badminton players, practice in the Community Centre every week and dancers use the Marian Hall weekly.

ICA:  Meeting this Tues 14th in the Marian Hall at 7.30pm.  A reminder that each Fri evening also in the Marian Hall there will be social dancing.  New members welcome.  Info from Anne on 086/3456808.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID – info from Bridie.  WELL BEING FOR MEN – info from Tony.  A COURSE ON HOW TO USE YOUR TABLET/COMPUTER – Must bring your own tablet.  Four week course.  There are numerous other courses and events taking place in the Centre, please phone 068/23584 for details.

LYREACROMPANE RESOURCE CENTRE:  Mon 21st a talk will be given on brain health, gathering time 7pm and talk will commence at 7.30pm.  Limited seats available.

GOLDEN JUBILEE SEMINAR: chaired by Gerard Lyne marking 50 years of KAHS in Tralee Library Tuesday 14th February at 7 p.m.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 10th to 17th May.  Led by Bishop Ray Browne.

Details contact, Maureen Harty 066 7131328.

TOASTMASTER CLUB LISTOWEL:   The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, February 16 from 8 -10pm. Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:   Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, February 15 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

A.G.M. – Tarbert Historical Society will resume its activities on Sat. 18th Feb. in the Bridewell. The A.G.M. of the Society will take place at 7.30pm. This will be followed by a very interesting talk and power point presentation by Jerry O’ Connell titled “An illustrated personal perspective on the History of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand”. Everybody welcome

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in aid of West Limerick 102fm commences for 2017 on Sunday, February 19.

BINGO AT MOUNTCOLLINS COMMUNITY CENTRE:  A fundraising Monster Bingo will take place on Sunday, February 19 at 3pm sharp.  There will be a huge raffle and a prize fund of €2,000.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE FOR LEADER FUNDING: Monday, February 27 is the deadline for submission of Expression of Interest for projects in the areas of Community Services & Facilities and Innovative Rural Enterprise.

EXHIBITION at Tralee Library on Feb. 17th and 18th on the Munster Fusiliers.

DANCE: A social dance in aid of West Limerick 102 FM radio will be held in Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday February 22.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – Wed 15th – The Faith Prayed – Fr. Seán Sheehy – 7pm to 8.30pm.

Sat 18th – Reflection Day – Bishop Brendan Comiskey  – 10am to 5pm. Open to all.   Sun 19th     –          Reflection Day – Bishop Brendan Comiskey – 10am to 5pm. (For those in recovery family & friends)

Tues 21st , Evening for Eucharistic Ministers – 7pm – Bishop Bill Murphy.Info on upcoming events from Anne Marie 066/7134276.

BONS have opened a new on Jan 16th unit for chest pains.

MOCK WEDDING:   You are all invited to a Mock wedding at the Railway Bar at 7.30pm on Friday, March 10.  Proceeds in aid of Nicole Prendiville Doyle who is travelling to Uganda in June with Nurture Africa. Phone 087-6657154.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE:  Taking place this year from April 27 – May 1, the committee have just announced that the lead act will be the world renowned fiddler Frankie Gavin and De Danann.

THOUGHT: It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. Aristotle. Read more at:


PERMANENT DIOCANATE:  An information evening will take place in the parish meeting room in Listowel on Wed 22nd at 8pm.  For further information log onto

VALENTINES: Tuesday  Saint Valentine’s Day. Pope Francis is inviting all to use Saint Valentine’s Day as an opportunity to invite couples to grow in love and help their children to prepare for their future married life. So the organisers of the World Meeting of Families in Ireland in August 2018 invite you to mark this St. Valentine’s Day in a special way by doing one or all of the following: A technology-free evening to do an activity of your choice; Set aside time for prayer; Go for a hand-in-hand walk together; A special dinner; Loads of tender hugs; A journey down memory lane: take time to remember how we met and have grown together.

TAKEN FROM: Welcome to the Ulster Ancestry Newsletter.

I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are yet to come, I looked back and saw my father, and his father, and all our fathers, and in front to see my son, and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes. As I felt, so they had felt and were to feel, as then, as now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end, and the hand of his father grasped my father’s hand, and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand, and all up and down the line that stretched from time that was to time that is, and time that is not yet come, raised their hands to show the link, and we were as one.

COMPILED by John M Feheny

Sr. Assissium Larkin, daughter of Maurice and Ellen Larkin, was born in Lixnaw, Co. Kerry, on 21 October, 1899. She joined St Marys Convent of Mercy, Limerick, receiving the religious habit on 13 April, 1909, and made her religious profession two years later on 8 July, 1911. On completion of her teacher training, she was assigned to St Anne’s Convent of Mercy, Rathkeale, where she taught for several years, holding the post of principal in the 1930s. She was also superior of the convent in Rathkeale. She died on 11 August,1957, and was buried in the cemetery attached to St Mary’s Convent of Mercy, Limerick.(RSM, Lk, 2012)

ATHEA; Hayes, Thomas (1832-1913), Physician

Thomas Hayes was born in Fairy House, Athea, Co. Limerick, on 6 August, 1832.One of eight children, he was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, where he studied medicine. He then went to the United Kingdom, where, in 1856, he obtained the advanced degree of Doctor of Medicine (MD) from the University of Edinburgh and was awarded membership of the Royal College of Surgeons, England (MRCSE). He worked as Medical officer in Askeaton. He was married three times. With his first wife, Mary Margaret Magner, from Tally-ho, Rathkeale, he had three sons, two of whom died young, one from German measles. His son, John, then aged three, is listed in the Infant class, Askeaton National School, in 1896. John later lived in Croom. His second wife was Catherine Curtin, with whom there was no issue. With his third wife, Elizabeth M Brien, who later married Thomas Fitzgibbon. His three wives were cousins. Dr O Brien died unexpectedly on 29 March, 1916, from pneumonia, brought on by a severe wetting, received while answering a sick call. He is buried in Kilbradran cemetery. He was brother of Dr Cornelius O Brien LRCSILKQCPI, dispensary doctor in Pallaskenry, Co.Limerick, in the second half of the nineteenth century. (Meade, M., 2007)


Moloney, Rev John (1875-1957),Clergyman RC. John Moloney was born in Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick, and baptised in his local parish church on 21 March, 1875. He studied for the priesthood at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, where he was ordained on 18 June, 1899. Following his ordination, he was sent on loan to the archdiocese of Liverpool, where he remained for five years. On his return to the diocese of Limerick, he was appointed curate, successively, in Fedamore (1904-1907),Manister (1907-1908), St Munchin’s(1908-1910), Ardpatrick (1910-1911), Croagh(1911-1915), Parteen (1915-1918),Mahoonagh (1918-1921), Croom (1921-1922),Ardagh (1922-1925) and St Mary’s(1926-1927). In July, 1927, he was appointed Parish Priest of Parteen (1927-1949). He died on 5 October, 1957, aged 82 years. (Tobin,2004, 65)


Fr Mathew Killarney

Morning Chronicle (Sydney, NSW : 1843 – 1846) Wed 7 Jan 1846 Page 4


Speak Your Mind