Knockanure Notes — 12th October, 2014

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre was on Monday 13th October 2014.

FITNESS: Keep fit with Maggie Large every Thursday from 7.30 pm at Knockanure Community Centre. All levels welcome. Contact Maggie at 0879866533.

GLIN Day Care Centre Open Day Thursday 16th October at 12.30 p.m.  The group attending are from Glin, Athea, Ballylongford and Moyvane.  Music by Stevie Donegan.

SINGING: Annual Garry McMahon traditional singing weekend in Abbeyfeale on 17th, 18th and 19th October 2014.

COMMUNITY CENTRE Listowel, Next Car boot sale October 19th 9am-12pm.

LISTOWEL CANCER SUPPORT GROUP meetings resumes Wednesday October 15th at 8pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group monthly meeting takes place on Tuesday October 14 at 12 noon.

DEATH took place on 6th October 2014 of Joan Mulvihill (née Molyneux) of San Antoine, Moher, Moyvane. Formerly of St. Joseph’s Street, Limerick. Joan is survived husband Patrick, son Michael, daughter-in-law Jennifer, grandson’s Paul and Shane, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass for Joan Mulvihill was celebrated in Moyvane Church on the 8th of October followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

DEATH took  place on 6th October 2014  of Mary Ellen Flaherty (née Riordan) of Keylod, Moyvane. Survived by husband Michael and children, Mary, Tadhg, Helen, Kate, Angela, Mick, and Liz, by her sons-in-law, partners, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and extended family. Requiem Mass for Mary Ellen Flaherty was celebrated in Moyvane Church on 10th October by Fr Lucid PP. Mary Ellen was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard Knockanure following mass. Mary Ellen and Michael were married for 56 years last February.  Their family and grandchildren took part in the singing, readings and remembering, the busy life of Mary Ellen surrounded by family and friends. Mary Ellen was daughter of Dan and Ellen Riordan of  Moyvane South, her brother David predeceased her and surviving siblings are, Dan Joe, Catherine Ann, Hellen, Brendan and Betty.

DEATH occurred of Paudie Shanahan of Direen, Athea on 6th October 2014,  son of the late John and Nora Thornton Shanahan, brother of the late Vera Collins and Chris O Sullivan. Survived by his sisters Nora and Margaret, brothers-in-law Tom, Steven, and Donough, nieces and nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Requiem Mass for Paudie Shanahan was celebrated on the 12th of October at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea, with burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

Death of Michael Moloney of 27, Orchard Drive and formerly of Moloney’s Garage, Bridge Street, Abbeyfeale. Died on October 8th. 2014. Michael is survived by his wife Mary, children James, Joan, Dan, Michael and Denis, sisters Mary and Joan, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nieces,. Requiem Mass on Saturday at Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale  Funeral afterwards to Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale.

The death occurred Oct 2014 of Sister Anne Doyle in the United States.  She was aged 94 and was one of a family of four boys and six girls who grew up on a small family farm in Tieraclea, Tarbert.  A pupil at Tarbert Girls National School she and two of her sisters Margaret and Kitty enrolled in the Order of Nuns of St Katherine Drexel in the United States, all qualifying as teachers.  From 1942 until 2002 Sister Anne taught all grades in Louisiana, Alabama, New Orleans, Chicago and various other postings.  She worked for many years among the poor Indian tribes of New Mexico.  She received a B.A and M.A in Education.  She was predeceased by Sr. Imelda(2011) and Sr. Brigid (1980) and is survived by her sister Rita in England, to whom our sympathy is extended.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Harnett, Marguerite Clancy, John Mahony, Pat Stack, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O Connor, Mary O Connor, Danny Enright, Maggie Enright, Kitty Greaney, Fr. Mundy Stack, Martin O Connell, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren, Peg Connor, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan. Mass on Sat.18h at 7.30pm for Charlie Brosnan & the deceased members of the Brosnan Family, Barragougeen. Mass on Sun.19th at 10.00am for       Liam Sexton & the deceased members of the Sexton Family and 11.00am Mass is for Margaret & Connie Shine.

CHURCH: Diocesan Collection for the Propagation of the Faith on 18th & 19th October. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Adoration, Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.10.00 to 7.00pm and
Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers, Vigil, Elaine Hudson, 11.00am  Philip Kiely & Maureen Walsh; Knockanure, 10.00am Patricia & Andrew Rogan.
Collectors for November: Vigil Jack Shine & Myles Kearney.
 11am  Con Noonan; Knockanure 10am, Helen O’Sullivan.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER MEETING will take place in the Parish meeting room Listowel on Monday October 13th at 7.30pm. All Welcome.

 MASS AT POLL AN AIFRINN, MILLTOWN  at Keelacloghane Wood, will be celebrated for the beatification of the Martyrs Fr Tadgh Moriarty OP and Fr Conor Mac Carthy PP & Fr Dermot Francis O’Sullivan OFM by Bishop Ray Browne, on Sunday 19th of October at 3.30pm (Rosary at 3.10pm).

I.C.A.: Next meeting on Tuesday  night 14th October at 7.30pm.

Coláiste Íde All Irish Boarding School for Girls.  Open Days on 18th & 19th October, 2014, from 12 noon to 5.00pm.  Phone 066 9151211.

MARRIAGE: Husbands and Wives, Why not give your spouse a special gift of a marriage enrichment weekend away with you, in Killarney from 14th (8pm) to 16th (4pm) November, 2014.  Presented by Marriage Encounter, this is a break with a difference that will help rekindle and enrich the love and joys that you share together.  It is for both the recently married and for those married for many years.  For details visit
or phone 064 6644319.

MISSION Month of October is “That they may have life”.  Pope Francis urges us to immerse ourselves in the joy of the Gospel.  Sharing this message of Faith and hope to our modern world is our Christian duty, as is assisting financially the growth of our young churches in the South.  Please help us at World Missions Ireland to share that gift of faith through your prayers and financial support of our missions.  For further information and or to make a donation, please visit

Mission Sunday, October 19th
Once a year, on Mission Sunday, the Pope asks us to show our support for missionary work in the younger Churches throughout the world, especially those in greatest need.  Let us individually and as a community assist the missions by prayer and financial help, so that they may continue their tremendous work of bringing people to Jesus.

RUN: THE Limerick women’s mini marathon is back – returning for its 17th year this October 26  2014

VARIETY CONCERT in aid of Listowel and North Kerry Alzheimer’s Daycare.  The Respite provides a welcome break for those suffering from dementia and for their careers. The Daycare has clients from all areas of North Kerry and runs 3 days per week at Listowel Family Resource Centre. Two days of the service are run totally on the fundraising efforts of the Alzheimer’s Carers Support Group who have organised a spectacular line up of talent on 22nd October in St. John’s Theatre, Listowel. Tickets are available at the Family Resource Centre. Call in or Contact Bridie 068-23584

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY CENTRE Car Boot Sale October 19th 9am-12pm. Wanted: Birthday Party Host €10 p/hr. Fitness classes Mon-Sat. Tel: O68-22244.

CHILDRENS’ BOOK FESTIVAL AT LISTOWEL LIBRARY:  Bookings may be made by contacting the Library on 068-23044.

THANKS: Ard Cúram Day Care Centre  –  North Kerry.  Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle 2014    The Ard Cúram committee express their deep gratitude to the participating cyclists and their sponsors, to the many generous donors and for the outstanding work of the volunteers on the day of the cycle.   The construction of the new Day Care Centre in the grounds of the Listowel Community Hospital is on schedule, the magnificent sum raised of €149,005.00 will ensure its completion early 2015 without resort to borrowings.  Mile Buíochas.

COLAISTE IDE DINGLE: Irish boarding school for girls: Open Days – 18th & 19th October 2014 – 12 noon to 5.00 p.m.

LAUNCH of the Man on Bridge book.
It will take place on the 22nd of October at 6.30 pm in the Gallery of Photography, Temple Bar.

THE KERRY CAMINO: A guided walk of the first stage of the Kerry Camino (Tralee to Camp) on the Dingle Way, will take place on Saturday 18th October 2014.  The departure time is 10 am from St. John’s Church. The walking time is approx. 5/6 hours.  Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear; bring a packed lunch/snacks.,, Email: [email protected]

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE is a specially designed Support Programme for men and women  who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce The weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday  17th October   to Sunday  19th October, 2014. For application forms and further details please contact 087 9886480 or email  [email protected]

SOLIDARITY SONGS:  is a national young songwriter competition jointly organised by Kerry One World Centre (KOWC) and Kerry Diocesan Youth Service (KDYS) with the support of Kerry County Council Arts Office. Express how you feel about the world today by writing about local and global justice. Deadline for entries, Nov 1st, 2014. Contact: Kerry One World Centre, Ansaldo Building, Monavalley Industrial Estate ,Tralee. Or visit  for more information.

SYNOD ON THE FAMILY: Livestream from Rome on Thur 16th Oct on from 6.45pm to 7.30pm.

ORIGINAL SIAMSA MEMBER MARY DEADY: native of Abbeydorney and now living in New York returns to Siamsa to perform her American Songbook—From Ireland to America and Back—for one night only. Friday October 24th at 8pm. Bookings through Siamsa 066 7123049 or 7123055

ARTHRITIS IRELAND: Six week course entitled: “Living well with Arthritis” at Tralee Education Centre. Starting Wednesday October 14th. Contact 01 6470206 or

John Langan born Knockanure 1856, joined the British Army’s 67th Brigade of The Leinster Regiment on October 26th 1880. His description on enlistment as follows:
Age Apparently – 24yrs. Height – 5ft- ¾ inches. Chest Measurement – 36 ½ inches.
Complection – Fresh. Eyes – Blue. Hair – Brown. Religious Denomination – Roman Catholic.
Distinctive Marks – Old wound between elbow and shoulder. His Trade or Calling given as a Labourer.
Military History Sheet. Service at Home and Abroad.
Country – Home. From 21-10-1880 to 10-12-1882 – 2yrs-51days. Country – India. From 11-12-1882 to 15-03-1889 – 7yrs-93days. Country. 16-03-1890 to 24-04-1890 – 40days. Country – Home.25-04-1890 to 20-10-1892 – 2yrs-179days. Discharged on 20-10-1892 on termination of first period of limited engagement. Enlisted for a second period of duty for 4 yrs from 21-10 1892. At Birr, Co. Offaly Discharged on 20-10-1896 on termination of his engagement.
Next of kin given as follows: Mother – Ellen Langan, Knockanure.
Brothers – Thomas and Patrick, Knockanure. (Could be nephews of Maurice Langan, my great great grandfather.) It would appear that John spent the greater part of his life in the British Army. On September 4th 1914, at Cork, he enlisted with the Special Reservists under the term of ‘one year unless War lasts longer in which case you will be retained until War is over’, for which he was. On enlisting, for some reason or other, he gave his age as 40 years when in fact he was 58yrs of age. He gave his trade or calling as a Clark. He was passed fit to join the Leinster Regiment on said date. This latest term of duty would appear not to have run that smooth as can be seen from the following: 11-12-1915 – Went A.W.O.L. – 14 days F.P. No 2 by Co for absence. Forfeits 8 days pay for absence. 29-12-1916 – Deserted. 13-02-1917 – Re-joined. In arrest awaiting trial. Tried by Court Martial for desertion. 18-02-1917 – Found not guilty of desertion but guilty of absence without leave. (56 days detention) 26-03-1917 – Released from detention. Special remission by G.O.C. of 20 days. 15-05-1917 – Awarded 28 days detention by C.O. for absence. Forfeits 17 days pay. 11-06-1917 – Transferred to the Royal Munster Fusiliers. 26-11-1918 – Transferred to Res. E. Co. 26-06-1919 – Transferred to the Dorset Regt Discharged from the army December 14th 1919 and retired to the Soldiers Home, King St. Cork. Next of kin given as Ellen Langan, Knockanure. No mention of his brothers Thomas or Patrick. From ‘Missing Friends’ we find an advert in the Boston Globe newspaper looking for a John Langan by his brother Thomas, home address given as Knockanure.

Taken from Langan Family Tree by George Langan
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