Knockanure Notes — 13th August, 2017

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, on Monday 14th August 2017. Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome, please ring office on 068/49799.

ROSARY at Moyvane Grotto on August 14th at 7.15pm. Vigil of the Feast of the Assumption, mass at 7.30pm.

VINTAGE DAY in Knockanure on August 20th.

PATTERN DAY: Dancing at the Ballybunion crossroads. Tuesday 15th Evening 6.30 Music Song and Stalls.

KIDS GO FREE CAMPAIGN; This campaign allows all Kids (up to 19 years of Age) to travel for free on all scheduled Local Link Services.

KNOCKANURE; There was no winner of the €4400, GAA Lotto jackpot on Friday 11th August.

Numbers drawn were 8, 14, 17,and 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. John Sexton Upper Athea; 2. Mary Mangan, Lyrecrompane; 3. Kathleen Stack, Dromerin; 4. Brendan James Moloney, Derry, Listowel, c/o Speedys and 5. Noreen O’Connor, Larive House, Kilmeaney. Next draw will be on Friday 18th August with jackpot at €4500.

GRAVEYARD MASS: Great crowds attended the graveyard Mass in the Parish last week. Thanks to all the helpers and volunteers, who put in many hours work, they are a credit, to the Christian spirit of the parish. Thanks to Fr. Kevin, Fr. Tom, Fr. Brendan and Fr. Dan who celebrated the masses. Thanks to the choirs who added greatly to the occasion and the hundreds who came to remember their dead.

SYMPATHY to the Riordan Family of Moyvane South on the death of Betty Griffin (nee Riordan) who died recently in the USA.

DEATH took place on August 10th 2017 of Mick Moore Tarmon’s East and Ballinol, Moyvane, husband of the late Maureen; survived by nephews and nieces, grand-nephews and grand-nieces.

Requiem Mass for Mick Moore was celebrated on Saturday, 12th August at St Mary’s Church Tarbert. Burial afterwards in St Mary’s Cemetery, Tarbert.

DEATH Kitty Barrett (née Woulfe) Lr. Athea, Athea. Kitty passed away 0n the 8th August 2017 at the residence of her daughter Mary Lynch, Feenagh. Predeceased by her husband John Joe and sadly missed by her sons, Tommy, Johnny & Patrick, daughters, Cathy, Mary, Loretta, Bernadette, Josephine, Agatha & Esther, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers; Dick & Neili, sisters; Birdie, Nancy, Ellen Ann & Agatha, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews, nieces, relatives, neighbours and friends. Requiem Mass for Kitty was celebrated at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Saturday. Burial afterwards at Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES; Sr. Nora Moriarty, Tom Moloney, Sr. Rose Flynn, Mary Keane, Nuala Gould, Josie Loftus, Bridget Hayes, Jeff Eager, Jim Flaherty, Sean Neligan, John Sheahan, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Brenda Daly, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Donie Cahill, Mon 14th at 7.15pm Rosary at the Grotto, Mass at 7.30pm for Therese Healy, Cork (Rec Dec)

Tues 15th Mass at 11.00am for Tom & Katie Mangan, Wed 16th at 7.30pm Mass for Mossie O’Connor, Sat 19th at 7.30pm Mass for Betty Griffin, (Rec Dec), Sun 20th Mass at 11.00am for Maurice & Mary Harnett & their son James.

Mass Knockanure – Tues 15th at 10.00am, Feast of the Assumption for Special Intention. Sun 20th at 10.00am for Laurene Ann Kennelly, Canada (Rec Dec).

MASS IN RATHEA CHURCH: Therese Trant, Cleophas O.P. late of Behins & Capetown, South Africa, on Saturday 19th August at 2pm.

NATIONAL FINALS OF COMMUNITY GAMES: Community Games u13 Girls indoor soccer team and Aideen Larkin u8 60 m sprinters have qualified to represent Moyvane / Knockanure in the national finals in Dublin. The games are held over the weekend of 19th- 20th of August. A Church gate collection will be held on the 14th & 15th of August at both Moyvane & Knockanure Churches.

Your support would greatly appreciated to help towards the cost of the trips.


LEST WE FORGET – Seventeen (17) local people were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893 and we invite you to join us at the Memorial Plaza at 12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay a wreath at the Memorial Stone. Everybody Welcome.

AFTERNOON TEA AT TARBERT BRIDEWELL – with a flower arranging demonstration with Joan. Sat. 19th Aug. 11.30am to 1.30pm and 2 to 4pm. Tickets on sale at Tarbert Bridewell, price €15. Booking essential.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING on Monday 14th August at 7.30pm. in the Listowel Parish Meeting Room.

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st August. Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.

LAUNCH: West Limerick Heritage Network, launch of the second edition of the West Limerick Heritage Journal which is being held on Friday August 18th at 7.30 pm at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West. Carmel Ryan P.R.O. 087 6590616.

SEARCH for Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2018, details from Local Enterprise Office or visit their web site.

FINUGE through the Ages, a special night at Teach Siamsa on 22 Sept. at 7.30pm, details from 086 3459447.

KNOCKNAGOSHEL Pattern Day, sports at 6pm on 15th Aug. and Wed. 16th Aug Horse Fair and Car boot sale.

BLOOD Donation Clinic at Ballybunion Community Centre on 24th August 5pm to 8pm.

Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House in association with the Rose of Tralee Festival and the Kerry Choral Union are delighted to announce the 6th annual Recovery Haven Kerry – Celebration of Light 2017. This event will take place at Tralee Bay Wetlands on Weds 16 August at 8.30pm.

CD Launch Míchéal Keane (Rusheen) will host a sing along CD Launch in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Friday 25th August at 8pm. All proceeds will go towards Special Needs Children.

KNOCK: Marty Morrissey will make his debut public appearance at Knock on Wednesday 16th August when he will speak during the 3pm and 8.30pm ceremonies.

KNOCK FOR NOVENA: Thursday, August 17. A bus will travel and leave the The Square Listowel at 7am, The Church Bus Stop Abbeyfeale at 7.20am and The Bus Stop Newcastle West at 7.35am. Book your seat on 0873966399 (9-6pm).

cemetery masses; Kilfergus Glin Wednesday August 16 at 7pm, Kinnard Glin Thursday August 17 at 7pm.

ROADS: People have to be careful on local roads as unexpected hollows can occur where roads were cut for surveying and pipe laying. The machine that bores 100 yards under the road was a great invention. Pity the general public are not acquainted with the mechanics of the job. One thing to note is the number of supervisors in relation to the number actually working.

SHOW: Newcastle West Flower Show will be held in Newcastle West Community Centre from Tuesday August 15 to Thursday August 17. Details from 069-62559.

HOSPICE: This year is the hospices 40th anniversary and 32nd Harvest Fair. On the 27th August 2017, the fair will be held on the grounds of University of Limerick Sports Arena.

TOURS of Ardnacrusha Power Station are now available to members of the general public. To mark the ESB’s 90th anniversary.

GLÓRACH NEWS: There are plans to hold a Musical Theatre Summer Camp with Jo Jordan of Theatrix Theatre School August 21-25 from 11am – 1pm. Places are limited. Bookings on 087 6104224.

ROSES: Sunday, August 20th, some of the Roses, their families and escorts will join with St. John’s Community, Tralee for Mass at 10.30am.

HOLY CROSS ABBEY: Bus will leave Causeway for pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday, 27th Aug. – 9.00am. Contact 7131328 or 0879066476.

KIDS GO FREE CAMPAIGN; This campaign allows all Kids (up to 19 years of Age) to travel for free on all scheduled Local Link Services. It will run for 2 weeks – 14th August to 27th August (just before the kids go back to school) ? “Kids Go Free” campaign is an opportunity to promote the existing bus services in Communities all over Kerry and the Target Audience for this campaign is Children/young people up to 19 – under 3’s go Free as is normal. Parents / Grandparents / Guardians / Aunties / Uncles / Siblings / Baby-sitters /Carers of Children – who would like to take the kids out for a day.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival will be held this year in Cistercian College, Roscrea, Tipperary on the weekend of Thursday August 17 to Sunday August 20. Booking online at

BOOK: Help support Kerry-Cork Health Link Bus, Recovery Haven, Tralee and The Irish Cancer Society by purchasing the book ‘Cancer a circle of Seasons – How to Journey and pray through Life’s Challenges’ by Anne Alcock. All Royalties will go to the above. Ann Alcock is a well-known author, retreat giver and spiritual director, now living in Killarney. Book available from Easons and The Friary Book Shop.

CONFERENCE: Know Mary, Know Jesus, Dare to Believe. This is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference which is being held on 2nd-3rd September in All Hallows, Dublin. This is a fantastic weekend packed full of interesting events and open to all 18-40 year old. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor two young people to attend. They will cover the travel and the full residential accommodation. Please contact Patricia at 0879048659.

AUTISM, expert Dr Temple Grandin will talk about Autism on Fri. 18th August from 2.30pm to 5pm at CITs Nexus Stadium.

GLIN Development Association recently applied for funding to maintain and upgrade Glin Heritage Trails. They are to receive €10,000.

FLEADH in Ennis from 13th to 21st August. From small beginnings in 1951, Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann has grown into the largest festival of Traditional Irish music, song and dance in the world. Ennis hosted the Fleadh in 1956 and 1977, both milestones in the development of the Fleadh Cheoil project.

BUS; Causeway CCE are organising an outing to the Fleadh Cheoil in Ennis on Sat. 19th Aug. Bus leaves Causeway Church Car Park at 8.30pm. Names & payment will be taken in Yallops on Thurs/, 17th Aug. – 8.00pm. All welcome

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Ballyheigue Pattern Day – Adoration at Ardfert Retreat Centre: Fri. Sept. 8th, 1.00pm-4.00pm. Gathering for Parish Contact People.

ABBEY CLASSIC CHARITY CYCLE: A fundraising 60 k/110k cycle for Abbeyfeale Day Care Centre and Mid Western Cancer Foundation will leave from Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, August 20 at 10am. Registration at 8.30am.

HERITAGE WEEK IN ABBEYFEALE: “A Park, a Monk, an Earl and a Princess” is an intriguing look at Abbeyfeale’s Natural Heritage of today as well as having a look into the past and those who walked our streets 200-800 years ago. Sunday August 27 at 2 pm sharp! Meet and Greet at Town Park. 2.15 Depart on Bus. 2.30 Arrive at Old Railway Station – Talk on Old Railway Station – Talk on Purt Castle / Earl of Desmond – Q & A. 3.15 Depart on Bus. 3.30 Arrive in Square – Talk on Old Abbey / Thatched Chapel / Fr Casey – Talk on Leahy’s Inn / Daniel OConnell / Princess Belgiojoso – Q & A . 4.15 Depart on Bus. 4.30 Arrive in Town Park – Talk on Town Park – Talk on Ellis Estate – Q & A .5.15 Refreshments.

HERITAGE Week 19 – 27 August 2017.

THOUGHT: Knowledge is proud that he has learned so much. Wisdom is humble that he knows not more.- William Cowper.

WEBSITE: Moyvane GAA’s website will be launched in the next few weeks

ST JOHN’S: Thu 17th ANDY IRVINE IN CONCERT, Ireland’s premier folk musician, singer – songwriter, was a founding member of Sweeneys Men, Planxty, Patrick St., Mozaik and Ushers Island.

Fri 18th BIG JIM LARKIN. An evening where Jim tells us the story of his life, his struggles, his part in the Lock Out in 1913, his time in prison and in America and his friendship with Sean O Casey. The renowned Dublin actor Jer O Leary will recreate Larkin’s life and his famous speeches to the Dublin workers. Devised, directed and interviewed by Ronan Wilmot.

Wed 23rd, AN IRISH HEART, Featuring Killarney singer Grace Foley, the programme will feature songs from Irish ballads to contemporary numbers. She will be joined by musicians Lucy Tanner – violin, Jayne Linehan – piano and Conor Linehan – guitar. Irish dancers Scott O Meara and Ciarán Quigley will also perform on the night.

AWARE: Depression Support Group meets: Tralee: 8pm Tuesdays St John’s Parish Centre.

Killarney: 7.30pm Mondays, KDYS. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

HISTORY: Voters List 1964/65 for Knocknacaheragh, Kilmorna; Timothy Brosnan; David, Sheila, Patrick and Con Flynn; Timothy, Ellen and Patrick Halloran; Patrick and Lillie Kelliher; Margaret (Peg), James, Denis, John and Nora McCarthy; Joseph, Kate and Bridie Meade; Thomas, Bessie and Daniel Meehan. Kingsland List; John and Ellen Hannon; John and Bridget Lenihan; Daniel Murphy; Maurice and Mary Nash and John Relihan.

O’CONNELLS, Moyvane who emigrated to Australia.

Maurice O’Connell (B 1814c Newtownsandes, Moyvane) He married Ellen McElligott in 1853 and they had four children (Jane, Frances, Edward, and Mary) before emigrating to Oz in 1864 on Blanche Moore. He may have been a policeman in Kerry. His father was Edward O’Connell of Gale, married to Frances ‘Fanny’ Wall.

Maurice had six siblings: Janet, James, Bridget, Richard, Morgan, Patrick.

His brother James (1800-68) was married to Anna Pope Hennessey (1806-81). They had eight children including Michael Augustine O’Connell who fought in the Papal army and was killed in the American civil war.

Both Edward and Frances seem to have come from the townland of Lower Kilcolgan in the parish of Kilnaughtin, Tarbert, as both Connells and Walls had land there around 1832 – see the following links:

Irish Genealogy – Church Records, Marriage of Edward Connell and Frances Wall

Tithe Applotments 1832 Parish: Kilnaughtin, Townland: Lower Kilcolgan – Thomas Connell and Mrs Wall.

ROCHE / CARMODY: Hanora Roche (born Carmody), born 1856

Hanora Roche (born Carmody) was born 1856, to Thomas Carmody and Ellen Carmody (born Breen).

Thomas was born circa 1807, in Ballyconry, Kerry.

Ellen was born in County Kerry.

Hanora had 5 siblings: Anna Houlihan (born Carmody), James Carmody and 3 other siblings.

Hanora married John Stephen Roche circa 1884, at age 27.

John was born circa 1848, in Athea, Limerick.

They had 5 children: Thomas Roche, Steven Roche and 3 other children.

Hanora passed away at death place, California.

Hanora Carmody, born Circa 1900

Hanora Carmody was born circa 1900, in County Kerry, to John Carmody and Mary Carmody.

Hanora had 8 siblings: Catherine Carmody, Lizzie Carmody, Hannah Carmody, Mary Carmody, Michael Carmody, John Carmody, Edward Carmody and Lena Carmody.

Hanora lived on April 2 1911, in Meen, Cloontubbrid, Kerry.

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