Knockanure Notes — 12th June, 2016

ACTIVE RETIREMENT DAY at Knockanure Community Centre, was held on Monday 13th at 1pm.  Music by Stevie Donegan.   Phone 068/ 49799 if attending retirement days.  New members welcome.

ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK from the Parish will take place on Wednesday 6th July, Details are available from Margaret Carmody, Knockanure on 49361 and Nuala Carmody, Tarbert on 36166.

SCHOOL: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed to, The Whyte Family, Lissaniskea & Rahea on the death of Monsignor Eamon Whyte; The Woods Family, The Village Knockanure on the death of Mrs Margaret Flynn. Congratulations to the Flavin Family, Trien, Kilmorna on the birth of their twin sons.

PADRE PIO – THE GLOVE AND DONAL’S MOM.  The final prayer meeting for this period will be on Tue. June 21st at 7.30pm at Lixnaw church.  The witness will be given by Elma Walsh.

HORSE AND PONY RACING:  The annual Abbeyfeale Races take place on Sunday, June19 at Relihans Inch,  Kilcara, Duagh with the first race at 12.30pm.

BUS from the parish to Listowel, with onward connections, details from 1890 528 528.

CEMETERY MASS:  for Murhur on Monday 27th June at 8pm.  All are welcome.

R.I.P. Humphrey McCarthy, Gneeveguilla who died on Friday last. He is brother and retired priest Fr. Pat in Lixnaw.

SYMPATHY:  To Jacqueline Stackpoole & Family, Aughrim and The O’Brien Family on the death of Jacqueline’s brother-in-law James O’Brien, Glenagragra, Glin.

ANNIVERSARIES: Charles J Haughey, John Lynch, Mary Horgan, Sr. Joan Kirby, Mai O’Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Donal Mulvihill, Cillian O’Connor, David Riordan, Ned Cronin, Maureen Moore, Joan Keane, Bridie O’Connell, Eamonn Keane, Nancy Enright, Myles Kearney, Kathy O’Donoghue, Bridget Guidry, Pat McElligott, Maureen Ahern, Liam Barry, Sr. Aquilina Relihan. Weekday Masses Moyvane; Wed 15th at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch.Fri            17th at 7.30pm for James Duggan. Sat 18th at 7.30pm for Tom & Maggie Kennelly. Sun 19th at 11.00am for Mick & Mary Moloney.

Knockanure: Tues14th at   7.30pm for Peggy McElligott, her husband John &  daughter Betty Neumann. Thurs 16th at 7.30pm for Mary Cullen. Sun 19th at 10.00am for               Hannah & Timothy Flaherty,  & Deceased Members of the Flaherty Family.

PARISH OFFICE:  Closed Monday 13th.  Open Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday & Friday this week.

DO THIS IN MEMORY:  The final Mass for the First Holy Communion children of Murhur N.S. will take place on Sunday 26th June at 11am

SAFE TRACTOR DRIVING SKILLS for boys and girls 14-16 years Listowel Mart 27th June,

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP meet on Monday 13th June at 7.30pm, in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room

KNOCKANURE rambling house is going from strength to strength and will continue on the First Thursday of the month as usual.  The next night is on 7th July at 9pm.  All ages are very welcome.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for Friday 10th June 2016. No winner of the €14000 jackpot.

Lucky dip winners include: Tom Sheehy Duagh; Johnnie Dillane Cork line Brosna; Julienne Moloney Bridge road Listowel; Jackie Sheehy c/o whites bar Athea; Maurice O’Connor c/o mike the pies.

Next draw to be held on Friday 17-06-2016 with a jackpot of €14100.

DIAMOND JUBILEE CONGRATULATIONS to Fr. Joe Nolan (retired Parish Priest) who celebrated 60 years ordained a priest during recently at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth.

JOIN the Parish Community of Ballylongford/Asdee and celebrate the Silver Jubilee of the Ordination to the Priesthood of Fr. Padraig Kennelly on Friday 17th June 2016.   Commencing with concelebrated Mass at 7pm in The Church of St. Michael the Archangel, Ballylongford.

35th ANNIVERSARY On June 20th of the ordination of Fr. Kevin.

Rev Deacon Sean Jones spoke at masses last weekend in the parish, he thanked all for the help and good wishes and hoped all would continue to foster vocations. He has a special interest in the feast of Corpus Christi.

LISTOWEL  PARISH SOCIAL NIGHT: FRIDAY JUNE 24th, This year we honour Sr. Consolata (Presentation Sister) who has served our Parish so faithfully as Parish Organist / Choir Leader for many years.

REDEMPTORISTS Retreat Limerick 17th to 25th June, several sessions each day.

SUMMER CAMP: LEAD BY All Ireland Champion Musician and Percussionist Kieran Flavin, this fun Irish music, song and dance summer camp for children aged 8 and up will be held in St Patrick’s Hall, Listowel  on 4th – 8th July and Glin Community Hall on 18th – 22nd July from 10am – 1pm daily. The week consists of fun music activities, lively dance and song, culminating with a performance at the end of the week! For more info contact Kieran: 086-3441873 or Ann: 086-3090948. Pre-booking is essential.

WELL: Saturday 18 June, the Saturday before the Feast of St John the Baptist is one of the traditional days for making the rounds at Wethers Well.

BIKE: National Bike Week takes place June 11th – 19th

TRALEE 800 MASS IN THE PARK: As part of Tralee 800 Celebrations the 10.30am Mass on Sunday, June 19th, will be celebrated in the Town Park. Some seating will be available.

LIXNAW COMHALTAS ANNUAL FÉILE CHEOIL AT CEOLANN ON SAT. AND SUN. 18/19 JUNE.  Programme is as follows: (1) Dancing comp. On Sat. at 10am.  (2) Concert featuring Lixnaw C.C.E., Sat. 8pm (3) Sun 2pm Music, singing and comhra Gaeilge Competitions.

HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY – Monthly meeting takes place on Sat. 18th  June at 8pm in the Bridewell, Tarbert.

OUTING – Tarbert Historical Society will be doing a 1916 / Kerry Bus Tour on Sun. 17th July, taking in Ardfert Cathedral, Banna ( Roger Casement ), Kerry Museum ( Casement and Kerry Artifacts ), Tralee Town Park, Lunch in Tralee, Ballykissane Pier, Killorgan ( first casualties of 1916 ). –Members First Priority – Names to be given to Bridewell staff by Thurs. 30th June, closing date may be sooner. Bridewell phone no. is 068 36500.

CÉAD MÍLE FÁILTE – Tarbert U14 Féile team host the Fermanagh champions – Enniskillen Gaels in Tarbert homes on June 24th, 25th and 26th.

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE will take place Saturday/Sunday 25 & 26 June in The Concert Hall, RDS Ballsbridge. Theme “Reopen the Wells.” Main speakers: Dr Mary Healy & Rev. Jonathan Frazer. Further information please contact Sr. Bridget at 021 425 1100.

RELICS OF ST ANTHONY:  will be visiting some of the Cathedrals of Ireland over the weeks ahead. They were at St. Mary’s Cathedral on Friday 10th of June, a big crowd attended.

DONATIONS OF UNWANTED or surplus religious books would be gratefully received by Kerry Life and Family Centre (in lane beside the Imperial Hotel, Denny Street, Tralee). Open Thursdays only, 10.30am—4pm. Phone 085 142 2512.

CATHOLIC YOUTH FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Mount Street, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, July 7th to July 10th for ages 16-35. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more information and to book online, see or phone 01 6753690.

NATIONAL CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE “Reopen the Wells” Saturday June 25th 10am—8.30pm and Sunday June 26th from 10am to 4.30pm in the Concert Hall, RDS. Further information contact Sr. Bridget on 021 4241100.

FULL MOON on the 20th. Most of the harvesting of silage is completed. Some very good hay was made during the dry weather.

THE BIG TODDLE for Barnardos will take place in the Town Park Abbeyfeale on Tuesday June 28 at 11am.

EMEMBERING ZOE FUN DAY SUNDAY:  Anyone interested in volunteering to help out at the Remembering Zoe Funday on Sunday, July 3 from 2-5pm please contact Shane 087 289 1015 for details. Runners wanted for run to Dublin.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 15th Bernard Shaw invites you, presented by the London Irish theatre. Thursday 16th an evening with Freddie White, more from 068 22566.

LOUGH DERG bus details from 087 3966399 (9 to 6pm)


FREE 6 WEEK COURSE:  A free 6 week course run on a Stress-Strain-Coping model will take place in the West Limerick area shortly for people who are affected by someone else’s’ substance misuse.  Further information from Mags Dillon Community Substance Misuse Team 086 4141890 or [email protected]

GLÓRACH CHILDRENS THEATRE SUMMER SHOW:  From the winter solstice to the summer solstice, hard to believe it’s almost six months since the children gave a fantastic performance at the Glórach Christmas Show.  Not ones for resting on their laurels, the children have been busy in rehearsals since the New Year and all the hard work will be coming to fruition with two shows at the Glórach Community Theatre on Sunday, June 19 and Monday, June 20.

FUNDRAISER FOR MILFORD HOSPICE:  The O’Dea family & Cousins are holding their annual fund raising night in aid of Milford Hospice on Saturday, June 18 at Bulgaden Castle, Kilmallock  from10pm to late.

PARTY: There will be an Afternoon Tea Party on Thursday 30th June at the Top of the Town Bar, Athea from 3 to 6pm. Music by Ger Conaghan. Hot and cold food and spot prizes. Everyone welcome.

WEST LIMERICK HERITAGE AGM: The AGM of the West Limerick Heritage Network will take place in the offices of West Limerick Resources, St Mary’s Rd., Newcastle West, Co Limerick on Wednesday July 6th at 7:30pm.  Initially established in 2014, the West Limerick Heritage Network is made up of individuals and groups from across the area whose aim it is to preserve and promote the heritage of the West Limerick area in all its forms. New members welcome. Contact: [email protected]

FURNITURE SALE/EXHIBITION:  Back2New Community Upcycling is having a three day sale/exhibition on June 15 – 17.  Unique, upcycled and redesigned furniture from €25.  Address of Sale/Exhibition:  The Red Door Incubation Centre, the Square, Newcastle West.  Times: 10am-5pm.

Back2New Community Upcycling is a project established by West Limerick Resources and is facilitated under the TUS programme.

FLEADH: Would you like to join our team and be part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Ennis 2016.

ARE YOU IN CRISIS:  There are several organizations who will help if you are under pressure and these include the newly formed West Limerick Crisis Intervention Team who can be reached on 085 1777631, the Mind Our Farm Families is a dedicated suicide and self-harm phone line 1890 130 022 between IFA and Pieta House.  The phone line for IFA members will put farmers and their families in direct contact with a Pieta House trained therapist.  Then there is the Samaritans on free call 116 123 or Console 1800 247247.

REPORT tells us that “Currently 75% of the Government’s budget for care of older people is spent on the 6% of older people in nursing home.

BEST WISHES to Patrick O’Dwyer, Rooskagh, who won the Republic of Ireland strongest man title in Armagh on Saturday May 28th 2016. He became the second man in the history of the event to retain the title, next event the All-Ireland Finals on Sunday 26th June.

THOUGHT: “When we shift from personal purity to personal happiness, we lose biblical hope because we are not focusing on God’s agenda, we are focusing on our own. God’s agenda is guaranteed on our agenda is not.” James MacDonald.

“As my sufferings mounted I soon realized that there were two ways in which I could respond to my situation — either to react with bitterness or seek to transform the suffering into a creative force. I decided to follow the latter course”. Martin Luther King, Jr.

ECLIPSE: For the first time in American history, on August 21, 2017 the “path of totality” of a solar eclipse—that is, the path along which the Moon’s shadow transits—will run exclusively and entirely across U.S. soil in a 70-mile-wide line running from Oregon to South Carolina.

IRAQ: June 3 2016;  75 years ago today, “thousands of armed Iraqi Muslims” inspired by the Nazis massacred hundreds of Jews in the Farhud – the ethnic cleansing of Iraq’s Jews.

If we don’t tell their story, the world will forget.

SAINT: Canonization of Blessed Maria Elisabeth Hesselblad and Stanislaus of Jesus and Mary

was canonized on Sunday 5 June 2016, by Pope Francis during a ceremony at St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican. She becomes the first Swedish saint in more than 600 years. She saved at least 12  Jews  from the Nazis during the Holocaust

DEATH of Muhammad Ali, the story goes. In the 1860s, Abe Grady left Ennis in County Clare to start a new life in America.  He would make his home in Kentucky and marry a free African-American woman. The couple started a family, and one of their daughters was Odessa Lee Grady. Odessa met and married Cassius Clay, Sr. and on January 17, 1942, Cassius junior was born.  Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali when he became a Muslim in 1964.”

SPACE: In May, the International Space Station made its 100,000th orbit of the Earth, and reached nearly 16 years of continuous human occupancy. Expedition 47 began in March, and will be completed later this month. The astronauts Timothy Kopra, Yuri Malenchenko, Timothy Peake, Aleksey Ovchinin, Oleg Skripochka, and Jeffrey Williams, from the US, UK, and Russia, have been conducting experiments and taking some amazing photographs during their tour in orbit.

HISTORY: Dail Election 16 February 1932; Voting at Knockanure Girls School and Moyvane Boys School.

Irish Independent 1905-current, Thursday, April 27, 1933; Page: 10. (Teachers Strike)

Listowel.—All schools were closed in the North Kerry area with the exception of Tullamore, Lisselton. and Knockanure boys schools.


Irish Press 1931-1995, 20.12.1933, page 5

Teaching; Appointment—Following the resignation of Mrs. Stack,. Miss M. O’Callaghan, Newtownsandes, has been appointed principal of Knockanure Girls National School.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Wednesday, January 24, 1934; Page: 5


Mr. T. Molyneaux presided at the annual meeting of the North Kerry Branch, I.N.T.O. There was a good attendance of members present.

The annual election of officers of the branch resulted as follows:—Chairman, Miss B. Pierce; Vice-chairman, Miss J. Horan, Knockanure; Financial Secretary, Mr. J. Flavin, Listowel; Recording Secretary, Mr. M. Keane. junr., Listowel; delegates to Co. Committee, Messrs. T. O’Callaghan, Newtownsandes; P. Lawlor, Ballyconry; F. Pierse, Lixnaw, and J. Flavin, Listowel.

Mrs. Stack, late Principal Knockanure Girls’ School, was congratulated on her retirement on pension. A resolution of condolence with Mr. J. O’Connor, Lyre, Co.C, on the death of his mother was passed.

NOTE: selecting candidates for admission to preparatory colleges for the training of primary teachers. At present 80 per cent of the available vacancies are reserved for pupils from Irish-speaking districts, the age limit being 15.5 years, while in non-Irish speaking districts the age is only 14.5 years, this regulation was an injustice to the majority of children attending  National Schools,

VERDUN: June 2016, A hundred years after the Battle of Verdun – one of the bloodiest battles of World War I – little is known about the young Americans who volunteered as ambulance drivers to save French lives on the front line before the US joined the war in 1917.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Francois Hollande marked the 100-year anniversary of the Battle of Verdun side-by-side on Sunday, laying a wreath at a cemetery in north-eastern France for the 300,000 soldiers killed. The Verdun battle was one of the longest in World War I, lasting more than 300 days from February to December 1916.

” THE  UNIVERSE  INVISIBLE  TO  THE  NAKED  EYE  ” by Dr Masha Chernyakova (Moscow, Geneva, DCU)Monday June 13th at 8pm (in TCD and on DVD) A black hole a million million times the mass of the Earth is gobbling up our Milky Way galaxy.

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