Knockanure Notes — 12th March, 2017

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: The customary social day for the Active Retired takes place on

Mon 13th, All Welcome.  If attending, ring 068/49799.

COME HOME TO LOVE’A special Lenten talk entitled ‘Come Home to Love’ will take place in the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm.  It is not a Mass it is a talk with a difference given by Paul Montgomery, full time school chaplain.  He has a broad range of interests including education, theology, pastoral ministry, liturgy formation, development, counselling, positive psychology, scriptural hermeneutics and Holocaust education.

SMALLTOWN, congratulations to Gerard Barrett and crew on the IFTA nomination, for Best Television Drama.

BEST Wishes to Aidan Enright of Moyvane who recently celebrated his 21st birthday.

ICA have daffodils for sale in the parish, after Masses on Sat 18th and Sun 19th March.

MISSION APPEAL; weekend 18 and /19th March we gladly welcome Fr. John O’ Donoghue of the White Fathers. He will be making a mission appeal at all Masses on behalf of the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers).

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 10th March 2017. No winner of this week’s jackpot of €2200. The numbers drawn were 6, 8, 18, and 30.Lucky dip winners of €25 were; 1. Michael Lynch, Taxi; 2. Mary Horgan, Kilmorna; 3. John Dillane, Cork Line, Brosna; 4. Eddie J Flaherty, Tubbertureen, Moyvane; 5. Fergus O’Keeffe, Kilmorna. Next draw to held on Thursday the 16th of March as St. Patrick’s Day is being celebrated on Friday the 17th where the jackpot will be up to €2300.

DEATH: The death took place on March 10th 2017 of Anna Flaherty (née McLoughlin) of

Blaine, Athea.

Death took place last week of Father Stevie Kennelly of Lislaughlin.

Death of Tommy Buckley, Cluain Árd, Ballyvelly, Tralee,  & formerly of Behins, Listowel on March 9th 2017, husband of Phil. survived by his brothers James & Patrick, sisters Teresa, Sr. Kathleen, Debbie & Eileen, brothers & sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Kennelly, Rose Galvin, Patrick Hughes, Tess Stack, Margaret Flynn, Margaret Relihan, Jimmy Beaton, Mary Ann Collins, Kitty Fitzgerald, Paddy Moore, Maureen Kinnane, Nora Scanlon, Michael Keane, Johnny Stack, Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Pat Joe Barry, Mary B O’Connell, Mairead Lyons, Margaret Mulvihill, Mossy O’Connor, John Flaherty, Mass in Church of the Assumption Moyvane; Mon 13  at 7.00pm Stations of the Cross 7.30pm Mass for Patrick Hughes, Lower; Tues14th 10.00am for Thetla Flannery, Miltown (Special Intention). Wed15th 7.30am LENTEN MASS for Kathleen Kennedy, Asdee Village (Anni). Thurs 16 at 7.30pm ST. PATRICK’S DAY MASSES for Mike Stack, Upper Aughrim & Luton UK (Rec Dec). Fri 17 at 11.00am Dr. P.J. Murphy, Skibbereen (Rec Dec). Sat 18 at 7.30pm for Eamon Pelican. Sun 19 at 11.00am Maureen Kinane.

Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure; Fri 17 at 9.30am Stations of the Cross, Mass at 10.00am for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty. Sun 19 at 10.00am for Tim & Hannah Leahy.

HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING Friday 17th March from 10am. – 2pm. at Nora Mulvihill’s House, 31 Church Street. Please come along and support this worthy cause.


TALK : When Compassion Leads to Change On Monday, March 13th in St. John’s Church, Castle St., Tralee, Richard Moore from Children in Crossfire will speak on his experience of healing, forgiveness and the transforming power of compassion. This event, starting at 7.30pm,

ANAM CARA: the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding its next monthly Parent Evening on Tuesday 14th of March from 19:30 to 21:00 in Recovery Haven.


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

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. New members always welcome.

EUCHARIST ADORATION  24 Hour Reconciliation & Adoration with the Friars of Moyross on the 24th & 25th March in Listowel Church.

JOB OPPORTUNITY:  SVP Shop opening shortly. Staff required, must be in receipt of social welfare payment.  Must be punctual, dependable and have the ability to work on own initiative.  CV to SVP. Parish office. Abbeyfeale, employment through Tus and Ce schemes.

CONCERT is being organized by Donal de Barra on 19th March to raise funds to send volunteers to Lourdes and also some invalids. It will take place in the church Athea at 7pm and will include musicians, singers, dancers etc.

TARBERT DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION – have arranged to host a St Patrick’s day parade on Fri. 17th March. The parade starts at 5.30pm.

TOASTMASTER CLUB IN LISTOWEL.  The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, March 16 from 8 -10pm.  There will be a green theme to this night as it is the night before St. Patrick’s Day.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

NCW: Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, March 15 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.

CHELTENHAM runs from 14th to 17th match, it is estimated that half a million pints of Guinness will be drunk over four days.

ALZHEIMER’S CARERS SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting of the Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group takes place at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday March 14 at 12.30pm.

AUTISM Unit Fundraiser at Top of the Town, Athea on 17th March, from 6pm onwards.


Cloverfield Daycare Centre, Glin. Starting Monday 27th March 6.30-8.00pm

Phone Ali on 087 6452227 to secure your place.

NORTH KERRY COMMUNITY ALERT Would like to thank everyone who contributed to their recent Church Gate Collection. This money provided free monitors to people aged 55 and over living on their own. The amount collected was €1,060.00. Thank you.

PATRICK’S DAY PARADE in Abbeyfeale, Comhaltas Teampall An Ghleanntáin will perform in The Square before the parade which is set to leave from Mountmahon at 4pm, led by the Rathkeale Brass Band.

LADY OF FATIMA CENTENNIAL STATUE FOR EUROPE: will visit  the  Diocese  of  Kerry  on Saturday 25th March.The Alliance of the Two Hearts commissioned six of these Statues which were blessed by Pope Francis in January, one for each continent. 9.30am St. John’s Church, Tralee.  3.00pm St. Kentigern’s Church, Eyeries. 7.00pm Church of the Resurrection, Killarney.  One of the statues blessed on that day will be brought to Abbeyfeale Church on Friday, March 24.  Mass will be celebrated at 7.00pm, there will be an opportunity for people to come and pray before the Centennial Statue prior to the 7.00pm Mass and for a short while afterwards.

DANCE ON ST. PATRICKS’ NIGHT:  will be held in the Railway Bar on St. Patricks Night.  It is a fundraiser for the new bus purchased by the The Friends of St Ita’s Hospital, Newcastlewest .

TRAFFICKING GIFT BOX: Human Trafficking is happening  in  Ireland  today.  This  large  walk-in street sculpture invites you inside with promises and offers, but once inside you are presented with Retail Park, Monday 20th and Tuesday 21st March from 10am—7pm.

KERRY CHORAL  UNION: with their Junior Choir and guest soloists present a St. Patrick’s Weekend

Concert in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Church on Sunday March 19th at 7.30pm, proceeds in aid of Recovery Haven, Kerry Cancer Support House. Tickets from 086 3612912,  087 9209662,  Recovery  Haven  066  7192122  or  Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 15th, 22nd and 29th March at 7pm.

FATIMA Centenary Mass, Castleisland Pastoral Area will be marking this with a Special Mass in Castleisland Parish Church at 7.00pm on Tuesday 14th Fr. Noel Spring will speak on what happened in Fatima 100 years ago and Fr. Dan O’Riordan will speak on what Fatima means in today’s world.

CHILDCARE COURSE:  A two year part time course in Early Childhood Care and Education will be held over 2 years in the Old Tech, Abbeyfeale and runs on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from March 7 next. Marie Shorten 069 77639 for further information.

WARMER HOMES:  IRD Duhallow, a Community Based Organisation based in Newmarket Co Cork, operates the Warmer Homes Scheme in North Cork, South Limerick and all of County Kerry. Contact IRD Duhallow on 029 60633 for further details.

INNER HEALING COUNSELLING: provides counselling support to family members who are affected by drug and alcohol use.  Contact, Eileen on 087 6402715.

BALLYBUNION CCE BRANCH MEETING.  Branch Concert takes place at Scoil Iosagain on Thursday 16th March at 7.30 p.m.

MENS SHED: The AGM of the Mens Shed, Ballybunion will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday 14th of March.   Meeting is open to everybody and is an opportunity for wider community to attend.

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

BOOK Launch: John Flavin, a native of Rusheen, Ballylongford launched his book “To Fight is to Win” in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Saturday 4th March 2017, at 7.30pm.

COMMUNITY BIODIVERSITY SESSIONS. On Tuesday next, March 14th at 7pm in St Patrick’s Hall, Niamh ni dhuill of Transition Kerry, will facilitate  the first of three Community Biodiversity Sessions. This event is funded by the Kerry Education & Training Board and hosted by Listowel Tidy Towns Group. These sessions will deal primarily with all aspects of planting which will help to encourage  Bees & Butterflies (which are dangerously in decline!) back to our green areas.  All interested members of the community are invited along to these sessions. So hopefully we will see you there!

SHEP INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT is a 20 hour course for adults run over 8 weeks (2 ½ hours per week) offered by SHEP in Tralee.

This course offers people a place to build their self-confidence and to discover more about themselves and their ways of relating with people in a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment. Up to 16 people will be in the group which will be facilitated by two trained facilitators with experience in creating a supportive atmosphere and in helping personal learning. The course is open to people from all walks of life. No prior qualifications are needed, just a willingness to be personally involved and to interact with others. Start Date: Monday 20th March   Time: 7pm – 9.30pm. Venue: Recovery Haven Tralee (Kindly made available by Recovery Haven) Cost: €50.Reduced rate €25 if in financial difficulty.

For more information or to book a place call Deirdre on 087-7728089.

MANUAL HANDLING COURSE for further details on either manual handling held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre  on April 18 or Health and Safety on April 28 contact Toni Clarke on 068 23584.

WELL-BEING FOR MEN COURSE names are currently being taken for this well-being for men course to commence on Friday March 24 from 10-12.30pm. Further details from Toni on (068 23584).

OUR PARISH SHOP: Our Parish Shop in the Parish Office is branching out ahead of St. Patrick’s Day. We have a wide range of Irish Souvenirs

and a wide selection of cards for Confirmation, Holy Communion, Easter, Mass Bouquets and Mass cards for the Deceased.

LENTEN TALK Wed. 15th in Moyvane at 7.30pm; ‘Come Home to Love’. This talk will focus very much on the parable of the Prodigal Son. We invite all to attend and to become more conscious of God’s great love for each one of us. It is a great opportunity during these Lenten days to get closer to Jesus and his wish for each of us to have life and have it to the full.

COURSE IN YOUTH MINISTRY: The Diocese will host a course in Youth Ministry for 2017/18.

This course is aimed at adults (over 21 years), volunteers or professionals interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other setting.

The course will commence on Tues Sept 26th 2017 at 8:00pm in St. John’s Parish Centre in Tralee.

YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: The Diocese will travel to Taizé,

France with a group of 25 young adults (ages 18 -30) on Sun June 25th 2017 and return on Sun July 2nd.Taizé is one of the world’s most important sites of Christian pilgrimage, with a special welcome for young people. The cost is €400, which includes flights and accommodation. For details on the Youth Ministry and Pilgrimage contact Tomás Kenny Diocesan Pastoral Team on 086/3683778 or email [email protected]

VOCATION DAY RETREAT: The Discalced Carmelites –Is God calling you to a religious vocation?

Come along to the Priest and Friar Vocation day on Sat 18 March. For more info 01/6430200 or email [email protected] .Overnight accommodation available.


  1. Donations to Trócaire’s Lenten campaign provide shelter, food, water and other life

-saving aid up to one million people each year, providing humanitarian aid in 13 countries; providing food to the hungry, shelter to the displaced and medicine to the sick.

  1. Humanitarian aid isn’t just about responding to high profile crises, it is about dealing with the daily reality of helping people who are suffering in silence away from the television cameras.

Honduras is the country in the world most at risk of humanitarian disaster from storms and floods. People along the northern coast of Honduras survive in the face of constant storms and floods.

  1. Over 5 million people in Somalia and 3.5 million people in South Sudan are at risk of famine over the coming months. Already, 320,000 children in Somalia are malnourished. Trócaire is present in both countries, responding but urgently needing more support.

THE 21ST  PIONEER NATIONAL BALL takes place on Sat 8th April 2017, in the Sheraton Athlone Hotel, after 6.30pm Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Athlone. Guest Speaker: Jim Bolger. Music by Nite Fever. For tickets/information – contact Brenda Lynch 087-6189411 or Dermot Fagan 085-7201646.

MUSIC: Numerous studies show music education improves academic performance

Studies have shown that music education builds and strengthens connections between brain cells.

As part of a band, chorus, or orchestra, children learn to work well as part of a team.

Music lessons, particularly learning instruments, improve spatial intelligence, pattern recognition, and fine motor skills. By nurturing teamwork and creative thinking, music helps kids learn collaboration.

SOCIAL FARMING: Calling interested farmers & farm families who would like to hear more about Social Farming, Julette O’Flynn the new Social Farming Regional Development Worker with WLR can provide more information on 087 3663842 or by email to [email protected].

REFUGEES: In 1917, JTA was founded by the Austrian Jewish journalist Jacob Landau to report on the plight of Jewish refugees following World War I.

FATIMA  Statue in  Ireland


HISTORY: Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Saturday, February 10, 1900; Page: 3


MEETING AT NEWTOWNSANDES.  A large and representative meeting of the people of Newtownsandes district was held last Sunday, 4th inst, in the village in support of a railway from Tarbert Island, Ballylongford and Galey Bridge (for Newtownsandes) to Listowel, and for the purpose of obtaining a grant from the Government for the construction of same. Amongst those present were—Messrs M J Nolan, J P, C C; W Collins, D C; J M Hanrahan, D C; J B Nolan, John Stack, W Collins (Akalahane), Edward Stack, C Lehane, Pat Culhane. H Windle, M D Kearney, Jas Walsh, J Nolan (G), Jerh Foran, D O’Connor, M Fitzmaurice, J Connor, Jerh Buckley, R Cunningham, E Scanlan, Jas Kissane, M Ahern, C O’Connor, E Mulvihill, E Flaherty. J Woulfe, P Enright, M D Enright, John O’Connor, Thos Mulvihill, M Scanlan, James Mulvihill, John Hanrahan, E O’Sullivan, W M’Elligott, E Pelican, John Collins, W Buckley, D Scanlan, Thomas de Lacy, etc, etc Proposed by Mr C Lehane, and seconded by Mr W Collins, D C—That Mr John Hanrahan, D C, do take the chair. Mr de Lacy was requested to act as secretary. Mr Hanrahan thanked them for asking him to preside at such an important meeting. He would call on Mr Nolan, C C, to explain to them what was being done by him in this matter. Mr Nolan, who was received with enthusiasm, said he was sorry that the meeting was not larger, due no doubt to a mistaken idea which some people had got into their heads, viz—that a guarantee should be given by the farmers of the district. But this was not the case. His intentions were—and he hoped they would be realised—that the Government would give a free grant of three-fourths of the cost of construction. He attended an important meeting of the IAOS recently in Dublin, and the President, the Hon Horace Plunkett, M P, in his annual address, made reference to the fact that under the provisions contained in the Agricultural and Industries Act, which will come- into operation on 1st April next, that money would be available for any purpose calculated to benefit agriculture and other industries, and certainly this railway, when made, would materially assist these-industries in the district. That fact coupled with others, induced him to take the first available opportunity of benefitting by the Act.— Again, the  Financial Relations Commission proved clearly that a large sum was due to this impoverished country, and the Government could not devote a portion of that money to better work than promoting this railway, which has been spoken of for the past thirty or forty years. Naturally they might ask him where the remaining one-fourth would come from his answer was that several railway companies would be only too anxious to furnish this portion and build and work the line. He had written to some of the landlords through whose lands the line would run, and they had given him assurance of their warm support. Mr Vesey Fitzgerald had promised him to take shares for the value of the land taken on his property. He trusted, therefore, that his hearers now would understand what was meant to be done, and that from the few remarks which he made that a guarantee would not he required. It was needless to point out to them the great benefit to the labouring classes the construction of this line would be, as it would give them employment for at least three years, and a good many of them permanent employment (applause). But that was not all the benefits the line would be productive of. It would complete a direct route between Killarney, Kilkee, and the West Coast of Ireland, and would serve to an incalculable degree to develop the tourist traffic through our county.

Mr Wm Collins, D C, proposed and Mr E Stack seconded—” That we respectfully ask the Government to give a grant of three-fourths of the cost of construction of a light railway—broad gauge—from Tarbert Island to Listowel via Ballylongford and Galey Bridge (for Newtownsandes) as it would be of the greatest benefit to the district in developing the agricultural and other industries of the locality, and will complete the tourist route in the South-West of Ireland, connecting Killarney with Kilkee, and the west coast: and be of material benefit to the Government itself.”

It was proposed by Mr J Walsh, seconded by Mr D Kearney, that copies of above resolution be sent to the Chief Secretary, the Vice President of the Board of Agriculture, the Secretary of the Congested Districts Board—as the proposed line will run through a Congested District—the M P’s for Kerry, Clare, and Limerick, to Lord Kenmare, Lord Lieutenant of the county; Col Saunderson, and the Secretary of the County Council.

A vote of thanks was passed to Mr Hanrahan, D C, for presiding, and the proceedings terminated.

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