Knockanure Notes — 13th December, 2015

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, was on Monday 14th December 2015.Mass at 12.00 pm followed by meal at 1.00 pm, Music by Stevie Donegan, details ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS in Listowel, takes place on Thursday Dec. 17th  at 7pm.  including Rosary, Mass & Benediction.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS FOR DECEMBER: on Wednesday 16th in Knockanure and on Thursday 17th in Moyvane.

PADRE Pio meeting and Devotions 15th December at Lixnaw 7.30pm. Witness given by Jim Breen.

CORPUS CHRISTI CHURCH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION: takes place on Sun 20th Dec at 7pm including the Nativity presentation, Choir, Hymns, Healing and a surprise for the children by a Special Visitor.

KNOCKANURE SACRISTAN ENVELOPES:  available at the back of the Church in Knockanure.

MURHUR N.S. CHRISTMAS VARIETY CONCERT: Marian Hall Friday 18th Dec at 8pm.  All Welcome.

KNOCKANURE N.S. students, teachers, parents and their many helpers put on a great show at the Community Centre on Friday night 11th Dec., a night to remember and looking forward to more. After the show local entertainers continued, with music, song and stories, to the delight of all.

BEST WISHES to Jakki Collins and Thomas Begley who were married at Knockanure Church on 11th December 2015 by Fr. Sean Sheehy.
Bridesmaids were; Michelle Collins, Carol Woulfe, Donna Forrest, Aine O Riordan and Mairead McGeehan. Best Men; Con Begley, Timothy Begley, Larry Begley, John Begley and Eric O Connor. Flower Girl, Siun O Riordan. Page Boy, Eoin Lane. Music was by Noel McAuliffe.

DEATH: Bridie Cambell, nee Stackpoole, who died in London.  Bridie, was a frequent visitor to her native Aughrim, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Liam Scanlon, Patrick O Connor, Denis McEvoy, Sr. Rose Twomey, Con Shine, Mary Maguire, Jim Walsh, Seamus Flaherty, Jack Flavin, Sr. Anthony Joseph Mulvihill, Elizabeth Mary Murphy, Sheila Buckley, Paidi O Shea, Hannah Dillon, Eileen Tierney, Bridie O Donnell, Fr Dan Mulvihill, Willie Mulvihill, Phyl O Kelly, Patrick Flavin, Marie Galvan, Sr. Loreto Relihan, John Mulvihill, Kevin Barrett, Nancy Daly, Sr. Anna Patricia O Connor, Michael O Connor, Peg Meade, Mass at Moyvane; Mon 14th at 7.30pm for Connie Shine, The Village & Dec of Shine Family. Wed 16th at 7.30pm for Ned & Sheila Buckley, Main St. (Anni). Fri 18th at 7.30pm for Alice Hanrahan, her sister Kay and Grandfather Thomas Hanrahan, Aughrim (Anni).  Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Margaret & John Meade (Anni). Sun 20th at 11.00am for Maurice & Joe O’Connell & Dec of O’Connell Family. Mon 21st at 10.00am Mass for Jack O’Brien, The Village (Anni). The Village (Anni).  Knockanure Mass: Mon 14th Christmas Mass & Dinner in Knockanure Community Centre starting at 12.00 noon.  Michael McNamara, UK (Special Intention).
Tue 15th at 7.30pm for Michael O’Sullivan, Rathmore & l/o Boherbue. Sun 20th at 10.00am for Michael O’Connor, Kilbaha (1st Anni).Tue 22nd at 7.30pm for Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanasbig (Anni).

KDYS LISTOWEL are hosting a nativity parade on Tuesday 15th December at 1 o’clock starting at the library and finishing at the Church, where the nativity biblical story will be narrated by Nano Nagle School.  This will be followed by the local schools in the area singing songs and playing music

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIREMENT CHRISTMAS DINNER will take place at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Tuesday  (15th Dec.)  at 2.30pm.

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: will take place on Monday (Dec. 21st )  at 8.00 p.m.  at St. Marys Church Listowel.
CONCERT: The High Kings who will perform in Glin Church on Thurs 17th of Dec. Details from 087 9944245.

MEDJUGORJE MONTHLY PRAYER MEETING will take place in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel on Monday night next  (14th Dec.)  at 7.30pm.

ARD CURAM had a get together at their Centre in Listowel last week, also nice to see several from the parish availing of the service, they also provide transport from your home.

SENIOR HELP LINE: Senior Help Line is a listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, LoCall 1850 440 444. Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am till 10.00pm,

“THANK YOU” FROM THE ICA: A great Family Fun Day on Sunday 29th Nov.  Prizes in the draw – winners as follows: Michael O’Connell, Ahalahana, won the hamper which was sponsored by Newtownsandes Co-Op.  The turkey won by Ursula Enright was sponsored by Tom & Eileen Roche.  The ham was won by Mary Sweeney, Knockanure was sponsored by Noel Stack Butchers.  The Christmas cake was baked by ICA ladies Noreen McEvoy and Noreen Roche and was won by Gene Fitzmaurice, Gortdromasillihy.  Voucher from Holly’s Gala was won by Jason Dean and Jack Buckley, Lixnaw.  A big thank you all our sponsors and to all those who support us each year.

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER:  Sat 19th in Mairead’s Bar.  Music by Gabriel Fitzmaurice & Bog Hole Boys.  All welcome.  Your support would be deeply appreciated.

RECENT CHURCH GATE COLLECTIONS:   ENABLE IRELAND: Amounted to €385.84.  This will help fund Enable Ireland’s Children Services in Kerry.  CONCERN:  Amounted to €634.00.  Sincere thanks for your generous contributions.  Well done to the organizers and the collectors.

CONNIE HARNETT MEMORIAL SWIM:  The second annual Connie Harnett Memorial Swim will take place in Ballybunion on New Year’s Day.  This is a fundraiser organised by Connie’s wife and family in honour of the popular cattle dealer from Abbeyfeale who died in 2014.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075.
The Celtic Tenors will perform in Concert in Shanagolden Church on Wednesday 23rd December at 8pm.

ST JOHN’S: Thu 17th, Goldilocks Christmas Adventure, Presented by Centre Stage Theatre, Belfast. Daytime performances. Sat 19th, The Best of Traditional, With Cormac Begley, concertina and Maurice Lennon, fiddle.

PARTY: Tarbert Historical And Heritage Society – Party night on Saturday 19th December at 8pm in the Bridewell.  Sing song, stories, recitations, coel agus caint, tea and mince pies – Everybody welcome.

WRITERS WEEK; are now inviting entries for The Pigott Poetry Prize 2016. The Prize is for the best book of poetry by an Irish Poet (both North and South), published between 1st February 2015 and 1st February 2016.
The Poet of the winning collection will be awarded the top prize of €5,000 at the Opening Ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week on the 1st June 2016. The Closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday 3rd February 2016.

BOOKS: The ICA has produced a about Christmas including recipes, preparations for the event, making homemade cards and decorations, poems and stories and reminisces of past Christmases. Anne Marie Dennison of Mainistir na Féile guild and Peg Prendeville of Ballyhahill/Loughill guild have items in it.
John Sheahan, the last member of the Dubliners Group,. In Fiddle Dreams his subjects range from childhood and family through art and craft. His main focus is the music. John, whose mother came from Ardagh and his father from Glin, Book in bookshop, or online at Phone (01)8392034

RECITAL: Adare parish – a Christmas recital, All are welcome to a Christmas Recital on Dec 16th. ‘Live Crib’ celebrations on Dec 20th.

CANDLE: On the 11th of December, a candle will be lit in the Grotto of Christ’s Birth in the Church of the Nativity, in Bethlehem. This flame will be taken by Israeli and Palestinian Scouts to Tel Aviv Airport, then to Austria. From Vienna, Scouts take the flame and transport across Europe and beyond. We in Ireland hope to pick up the ‘flame’ in Holyhead, Wales, on Tuesday 15th and hold our national Service of Distribution in the Church of the Visitation in Fairview, Dublin on Thursday 17th. This means that the Limerick celebration this year will place in St. Paul’s Church on Friday 18th of December at about 8pm.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 11th to 18th May 2016. Flights: Cork Airport. Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring.  Contact: 0214277700

CHRISTMAS CAROLS AT ST. JOHNS Tralee: A Christmas Carol Recital by St. John’s Choir will take place in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Thurs, December 24th (Christmas Eve) at 8.30 pm.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Year Of Mercy – A Course on Faith: Twelve weekly one-and-a-half hour sessions at 7:00pm with Fr. Seán Sheehy, beginning Wednesday, January 20th, 2016. Resources: The Holy Bible and the Catechism. All Welcome. Further details available from Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276.

YOUTH 2000 CHRISTMAS RETREAT: invites all young adults between ages of 16-35 to a Catholic weekend retreat taking place from 18th – 20th December, 2015 at Newbridge College, Co. Kildare.  see, Youth 2000 Ireland Facebook page or ( 00353 (0) 1 6753690.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION:  presents a Cookery Demonstration by Mark Doe ‘Just Cooking’ next Monday December 14th at 7.30pm sharp.  Tickets €10 can be purchased from the school office.  For further information ( 068/36105.

CONGRATULATIONS: to L.J. & Dawn Horan, Aughrim on their great Blotto win.

CHURCH BELL: The bell from the original Church has been fixed and restored.  It is 160 years old.

FOURTEEN AT DINNER: On Tuesday last for the Feast of Our Lady, the thirteen Priests from our Pastoral Area plus our former P.P. Fr. John had dinner in the Presbytery.  The fourteen of us have given 706 years in the Priesthood, the longest Fr. Paul Dillon with 61 years, while Fr. Pat Moore and yours truly are at the bottom of the table with 34 years, we were ordained in 1981.

PICTURES: Minister for the Diaspora, Jimmy Deenihan, TD launched Sarah Pierce’s ‘Pathos of Distance’ exhibition in the National Gallery of Ireland. The exhibition centres around 42 images relating to Irish migration, created between 1813 and 1912.

DUEL: Limerick General Advertiser Feb. 2nd    1808    ; Wednesday last a meeting took place at the Spa Ground, near Listowel, co Kerry, between Henry Cashel Esq of Ratanay, and William Hughes, Esq Barrack-Master of the Listowel District, in consequence of some misunderstanding which existed between the parties—Many Gentlemen present endeavoured to reconcile matters, but to no purpose, as Mr. H. would not yield, nor would his antagonists; whereupon they exchanged shots at twelve yards distance, fortunately without effect, when the Seconds and Dr. Franklin, rushed between them, and by perseverance prevailed on the two gentlemen to shake hands.

GOAL MATCH: Limerick Chronicle 24th 8 1825
A wanton and barbarous outrage was committed on Sunday last, on the person of an elderly man of the name Neligan, in the neighbourhood of Listowel, at one of those goal matches which usually disgrace the Sabbath and frequently terminate so fatally. He was a spectator on this occasion from a short distance, when four or five of the contending party approached and struck him with hurlies on the head—he fell and was trampled on, while blows were repeated with pitchforks, until death put an end to his sufferings. The only possible pretence that can be assigned for this murder is, that he was unfortunately connected with a party against whom his assailants cherished a hostile feeling or grudge from some old encounter.

VATICAN: It is 50 years since the closing of the Second Vatican Council! The Irish Bishops have issued a special pastoral to celebrate this moment. See…
Craft Fair and Sean Ahern

LISTOWEL:  anyone has information about, or photographs of, the following members of the Irish Volunteers, they are asked to get in touch with editors Owen O’Shea (087 7870070) or Bridget McAuliffe at [email protected].
Pat Griffin from Listowel who worked in McKenna’s Hardware
Servelus Jones, a tailor from Listowel
Patrick (Paddy) Landers from Listowel, a blacksmith and footballer
Joe Mahony from Listowel, a solicitor’s clerk
James Sugrue from Listowel, who worked as a drapery assistant

COLBERT: Ireland 2016 Centenary Year Information Sought on Con Colbert As part of Ireland 2016 Centenary Year, Limerick Genealogy is planning an exhibition on the family history of Con Colbert who was executed for his part in the Easter Rising.
Con Colbert was Captain of F Company, 4th Battalion of the Irish Volunteers. He was executed on the 8th May 1916 with Sean Heuston, Michael Mallin and Eamonn Ceannt. Cornelius Colbert was one of thirteen children born to Michael Colbert and Ann McDermot, in October 1888, in the parish of Mahoonagh and Castlemahon. When Con was around three years old, his father Michael moved the family back to Athea where Michael was born.
please contact Catriona Crowe, Limerick Genealogy on 061 496542 or [email protected].

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