Knockanure Notes – 13th February, 2011

WALK: Knockanure Community Centre 2nd Annual Sponsored Walk will be held on Sunday 20th Feb. at 2pm, if you wish to support contact 068 49799.

I.C.A. night out to Killarney Musical ‘My Fair Lady’ at the INEC on Tuesday the 8th March, booking with Eileen Roche at 068 49337 .

CONGRATULATIONS to the two teams from Knockanure N.S. Scoil Chorp Chriost, who won the Listowel District Credit Union Quiz recently. Winning both the U11 and U13 quiz was a great achievement for a small school. The U11 team was , Marie Kennelly, Christopher Keane, Cian Rogan and Tadhg McEvoy. The U13 team Maedbh McEvoy, Jerry Clancy, Daren and Cillian Doody. We wish the two Knockanure teams who will represent the Listowel district the best of luck in the Chapter 23 Finals on March 6th at Ballyroe Hotel. Runners up,  U11, 2nd Convent Primary School, 3rd  Scoil Realt na Maidne; U13,  2nd  Scoil Realt na Maidne, 3rd Scoil Realt na Maidne . The nine participating schools were; Convent Primary N.S.,   Scoil Realt na Maidne,  An Gael Scoil  Lios Tuathail,  Killocrim N.S.,   Coolard N.S., St. Bridgid’s N.S. Duagh,   Knockanure N.S., Dromclough N.S. and Murhur N.S.. 31 teams competed in the Convent School Hall.

  THANKS: The pupils and staff of Knockanure N.S. wish to thank the local Parents Association for hosting a party for the children at the Community Centre recently.

    DIVINE Mercy Conference in the RDS Arena is been organised for the West Limerick/North Kerry Area, from Friday 18th February to Sunday 20th February, contact 087 4147001.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA, Lotto Results for 11th Feb. Jackpot E7,000, Numbers Drawn were 18-22-23 and 28, No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to the following: John Barry, School Road;
Mike Collins, Lisaniskea; Patrick Brosnan, Coilagurteen;
Caoimhe O Sullivan, Carrueragh; Devina OBrien, Rathkeale;
James Sheehy, Moyvane; Bar Prize Jackie Mc Mahon ;
Next Weeks Jackpot E7,100
FASHION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association will hold their Annual Fashion Show at The Lanterns Hotel Tarbert on Tuesday 8th March. Tickets available from any member of the committee.

EVENTS: Blood Donor Clinic was due to be held at Fr Casey Clubhouse on  Monday and Tuesday 14th and 15th Feb, from 6pm to 9pm each evening; Kerry Farmers Hunt Ball Sat Feb. 18th, details from 0870903812; Children’s Scor will be held at Tintean on Feb. 20th at 6.30pm; Limerick Set Dancing Club workshop will be held at the Devon Hotel from 25th to 27th Feb.; The Chernobyl Children’s Charity Céilí takes place in the Devon Inn Hotel on Friday February 18th, at 9.30pm; Farmers Market in Abbeyfeale every Friday from 9.30am to 1pm ; Kenmare- Killarney Trail Half Marathon takes place on Sat. 19th Feb at 11am; Kerry Autism Action Group meet at the Abbeygate Hotel on Wed. Feb. 23rd at 8.15pm, all are welcome; Breeding for Profit Seminar will be held at Listowel Mart on Monday 21st Feb. at 7.30pm; Hospice Walk in Duagh on Feb. 20th at 2.30pm; Feale Anglers’ Alliance will hold a meeting in Broderick’s meeting room Listowel on Thursday night  at 8.00pm;
Fr. Casey’s GAA Club Annual Social on Saturday the 26th of February in the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale;Toastmasters birthday party will take place at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West on Wednesday, February 16th  from 8.30 to  10.30pm;Car Boot sale in Newcastle West on Feb. 20th; Afternoon of Prayer at Scartaglen Church on Feb. 20th at 2.45pm; The 5th anniversary Valentines Ball, proceeds in aid of Milford Hospice is  at the Woodlands House Hotel on Saturday, February 19th.; Poker Run in aid of Nano Nagle School will start at the Kingdom Bar, Listowel at 11am on Feb. 19th; A Wind Farm site visit is being organised for Dromada, Athea on Feb. 20th; Trip to Lindisfarne in Northumbria July 17th to 24th, details from 066 9152 476; Football, Kerry play Mayo on Feb. 20th at Castlebar; Newtown Athletic Soccer Club have played 11 matches, won four, lost six and had one draw; Rugby, Munster v Edinburgh Feb. 18th; Cork Association Kerry Branch Victory Dinner Dance at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Fri. 25th Feb., details from 066 712 6796;  Mid Term break in secondary school 21st to 25th of Feb.

AGM of Listowel / North Kerry Branch of the Wheelchair Association on Feb. 24th at their Day/Resource centre at Ballygologue road at 8pm, All are welcome.

ARTS: Texaco Children’s Art Competition closing date Feb. 25th, in recent years over 700 Kerry pupils took part in the competition.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group open with The Man from Clare in Athea on Feb. 24th .

BOOK: “Off to the Races 2010” in aid of Jockeys Accident Fund is now available.

Book with advice on jobs and work available at

LOCAL writer and poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice had the opportunity to read some Irish Literature to members of the EU parliament in Brussels last week.

TADHG Kennelly is expected to be fit to play round one with the Sydney Swans, despite his pre- season knee injury, AFL season starts 27th March.

ELECTION Candidates and their supporters are calling to all the homes in the district, a big change in household occupants, now only one or two in the majority of houses; twenty years ago every house had half a dozen or more occupants.

GOING Out, secure any valuables and vary times, as gold diggers are prowling.

TRAIL: GST walk and cycle Saturday 18th June will celebrate both the twenty years since the establishment of the Great Southern Trail Action Group and the recent extension which enables the 23 miles between Rathkeale and Abbeyfeale section of the old Limerick-Tralee railway to be used.

STRESS: Rural helpline 1800 742 645, open 6pm to 10pm.

ST JOHN’S: Weds 16th, John Black Sings Bob Dylan; Thurs 17th, Southern Tenant Folk Union, American folk, country & bluegrass from U.K.; Fri 18th,A Beckett Trilogy, Performed by The Godot Company, London, the evening features ‘Rough For Theatre’, ‘Play’ and ‘Not I’ – three plays that share the common themes of cruelty, sex and self deception; Mon 21st & Tues 22nd Baklavia, A comic drama by D.M. Bocaz Larson presented by St. Johns Teen Theatre and directed by Chris Fitzgerald. The cast features Jack Mc Kenna, Gillian Fitzgerald, Eadaoin O’ Connell, Daniel O’ Sullivan, Lauren Kelliher, Daniel
Moloney, Amy Scanlon, Autumn Halpin, Michael Quirke, Michelle Boyle, Ivor O’ Hunt, Kieran Brassil, Alana Chute, David Carmody, Emer Hannon & Emer Liston; Weds 23rd & Thurs 24th Sex, Relationships and Sometimes Love, An off-Broadway nominated hit written by Joelle Arqueros. Produced & directed by Naomi O’ Neill and features a cast drawn from the Kerry/Limerick area.  More from 068 22566.

MEDJUGORJE Prayer Meeting was due to take place on Monday 14th February at St. Patrick’s Hall at 7.00pm.This year is the 30th Anniversary of Medjugorje visions.

 CANCER Support Group will meet on Wednesday 16th at 8pm. in the Listowel Arms Hotel.

 CLASS: Listowel Family Resource Centre: Has vacancies on Stained Glass for men, Cookery for men, Parenting Courses for parents of teenagers and for parents of 6-11yr. old. Digital Photography, ring 068-23584

FULL Moon on Feb. 18th, recent heavy rain has the ground saturated; signs of new growth in plants and hedges are evident, on a fine evening it is bright enough at 7pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Eilish Leahy of Trien and Tommy Kearney of Moyvane South who celebrated their marriage at Knockanure Church on Friday 11th February 2011.Celebrant Fr. John Lucid, music Selena Mulvihill and Paul Kennelly. Bridesmaids; Theresa Leahy Whyte, D Ann Kelly and Helen Lane. Best man Myles Kearney, Groomsmen, Denis McEvoy and Donnacha Moloney. Flower Girls; Shauna Leahy, Aoife Bowler, Caoimhe Kearney and Rose Mary Finnerty. Pageboys; T J Leahy, Steven Leahy, Muiris Kearney and Eamonn Bowler. The Bride is daughter of Willie Joe Leahy and Eilish Quinn and the Groom is son of Maurice Kearney and Mary Cox.

HAPPY 60th Birthday to Mayor of Kerry local man Pat Leahy.

GREAT: “The very greatest things – great thoughts, discoveries, inventions – have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.” -Samuel Smiles, Scottish Author (1812-1904).

FUNERALS: Deaths of some local Parish Priests  reported in the national press. Dec, 5th 1914 edition of the Freemans Journal reports the death of Rev P Garvey PP, Newtownsandes. Rev. A Canon Murphy PP. Brosna presided at the funeral mass which was celebrated by Fr James O Sullivan PP, deacon Rev. M. D. Allman PP, Ballyheigue, sub deacon Rev T Lyne CC, Tralee, master of ceremonies Rev J O Carroll CC, Newtownsandes, Bishop Mangan was unable to attend. Among the attendance were, M J Flavin M P; M J Nolan JP, Chairman of County Council; S O Brien Corkery J P Kenmare; J J McKenna MCC Listowel; D J Flavin J P. Listowel; James Foley, Tralee; M P Ryle , Kerry Advocate; M C Mulvihill RDC Newtownsandes; T. M. Hanrahan etc attended. There was a desire to have a suitable memorial placed in the church in honour of Fr Garvey. Irish Independent of Sept 26th 1938 reports the death at the Parochial House in Newtownsandes of Rev. Patrick Maher after a brief illness; he was a native of Trieneragh Duagh. Ordained in Paris 1895, served on the American Mission, was Parish Priest of Brosna, two years ago was appointed Parish Priest of Newtownsandes in succession to late Rev P Sheahan. Fr Maher was a zealous pastor and deeply interested in the spiritual and temporal welfare of his flock. Bishop O Brien , Bishop of Kerry presided at Requiem Mass for Fr P Maher at Newtownsandes Church, funeral afterwards to Knockanure. Irish Press Feb. 3rd 1934, reports, Died last night Friday, Fr Michael Keane PP Moyvane who collapsed while talking to a parishioner. Fr Linehan CC gave the Last Sacrament. Fr Keane was born at Ballygrennan, 76 years ago, he was curate at Castleisland and completed a school at Kilbaha a couple of years ago. Irish Press of 25th May 1936, reports the sudden death of Mr J Hanrahan of Aughrim, Moyvane. Mr Hanrahan was at confession in a pew at Moyvane Church when he suddenly died; he leaves a wife and family.

DEATH took place on 4th February 2011 of Sr. Thomas O Connor at Moore Abbey Convent, Monasterevin. Sr. Thomas was born at Shronebeirne, Kilmorna and is survived by her sister Sheila and sister-in-law Betty, nieces, nephews, the
Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary and staff of Rosglas, Moore
Abbey. Requiem Mass for Sr. Thomas O Connor was celebrated on Sunday February 6th 2011, following mass she was laid to rest in the nearby St. Evin’s Cemetery. Sr. Thomas (Maureen) O Connor was born to Tom O Connor and Mary Ann O Carroll in 1919, her siblings include Tom, Margaret, Fr John, Patsy, James, Sheila and Moss.

DEATH took place unexpectedly on January 30th 2011of Davie McMahon at St Ita’s Hospital Newcastle West, he was a native of  Ballymackessy, Newcastle. Following Requiem Mass in Newcastle West Church, Davie McMahon was laid to rest on February 1st 2011 in Churchtown Cemetery. Countless people knew Davie, he was a knowledgeable man who had a great grasp of happenings in his native district and was at the centre of many discussions over the years.

DEATH of Vera Mc Dermott, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, Listowel, was announced on Feb. 10th 2011.

ANNIVERSARIES: Cissie McElligott, Richard Sheehan, Mary Theresa Kennelly, Peg Stack, Sr. Hannah Carmody, Jack Quaid, Patcheen Mulvihill, Mick Reidy, Billy O Sullivan, Catherine Fitzmaurice, Pat Hudson, Mairead Moore, Pat J Kennelly, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Bob Behan, Michael Scanlon, Maurice Walsh, Molly Kissane, Sean Bradley, Mass on Tues 15th at 7.30pm for Michael Moloney, Months Mind; Mass on Wed 16th at 7.30pm for Marie O’Callaghan; Mass on Thurs. 17th at 7.30pm for Richard & Dick Sheehan; Mass on Fri. 18th at 7.30pm for William Liam O’Connor, Month Mind; Mass on

Sat. 19th at 7.30pm for Rev. Fr. Michael Kennelly S.J. who died in New Orleans; Mass on Sun. 20th in Knockanure at 10.00am for Dan O’Connor and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Tom & Jack O’Connor and deceased members of the O’Connor Family, Glin Road. Confessions before the Vigil Mass on Saturdays.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm.

PARISH Retreat will take place at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday February 20th. For more details and booking, please contact  49352,  49401or 49103.  

TUNE into new Christian Radio station at 89.8.FM
 NIGHT vigil at Knock on Thursday, March 24th, the eve of the Annunciation of the Lord, details 068 31232.

READERS: Vigil Michelle Corridan; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure 20th February Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

PARISH: Parish Pastoral/Liturgy Groups: At our recent meeting Fr. John Lucid informed the group that we are now part of the Listowel Pastoral Area. Clustering of parishes has been happening over the past year and we are part of the Listowel clustering consisting of Listowel, Duagh/Lyreacrompane., Lixnaw/Rathea/Irremore. Ongoing discussions are taking place outlining how the clustering will operate and the involvement and role of the laity in each parish due to the shortage of Priests.

WEDDINGS: Getting Married Requirements: At least 3 months notice. 1, Recent Baptismal Certificate; 2, Confirmation Certificate ;3,  Letter of Freedom from any previous parish you have lived in for six months or more since you reached the age of 18 years; 4, Pre-Nuptial Enquiry Form (make an appointment with your Parish Priest to have this form filled up; 5, State Law required you to give at least 3 months notice to the Registrar. See Civil Registration Website Accord Marriage Preparation Courses 066 7122280. Also

Booking is advisable at least six months in advance.