Knockanure Notes — 13th November, 2016

SOCIAL day for the Active Retired on Monday 14th November 2016.  Mass at 12pm for the deceased members of the Community and followed by a meal.  Music by Stevie Donegan.  It is important that we know numbers attending in advance. If attending please ring office on 068/ 49799.  New members especially welcome.

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 4th November. No winner of 16,100 euro. Numbers drawn 1, 2, 24, 30. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each went to;1. John & Erika, Athea; 2. Brid Enright, Moyvane South; 3. John Looney, Clounmacon; 4. Conor Sheehan, Ballyhahill; 5. Donal Enright, Enright’s Bar, Moyvane.

Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 11th November. No winner of €16,200 jackpot.

Numbers drawn were 1, 16, 25 and 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 euro each were 1. Kathleen McCoy, c/o Ploughman, Abbeyfeale; 2. B. O’Connor, Templeglantine; 3. John Pierce, Ballybunnion, (Hollys Shop); 4. Breda Harley, c/o John Barry; 5. The ‘Gunner’ (Mick), Mike the pies

Next  draw to be held of Friday 18th with jackpot to be €16,300.

CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: will take place in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov. starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Maureen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

FR PAT MOORE LAUNCHES HIS NEW BOOK ‘Weathering A Storm’, on Friday 18 Nov. at 7.30 in the Arms hotel. All welcome.

MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES: AGM Tues 15th Nov at 8pm in the Marian Hall Moyvane.

CONGRATULATIONS to Sharon O’Connor of Tralee and John O’Connell of Ahalana, Moyvane on their recent marriage at St Brendan’s Church Tralee, Fr. Pat Lynch officiated. Best men Jack Buckley, Adrian O’Connell and Jason Buckley. Bridesmaids were Jacqui Quillinan, Lisa O’Connor and Amy O’Connor.

CHRISTMAS PARTY ‘CARE OF THE AGED’ CELEBRATION: in the Marian Hall on Sun 20th Nov starting with Mass at 12.30pm followed by dinner and dancing and evening tea.  Contact Ita on 49134 or Marueen on 49365 before 15th Nov.  We would appreciate spot prizes from local Businesses.

CHRISTMAS MESSAGE FROM LOVED ONES: All those who will be away from the Parish this Christmas are invited to send Christmas messages to their Families & Loved Ones at home.  These messages will be displayed in our Churches during the Festive Season, text 087/6173000.

ART Competition at Moyvane Festival 2016; Brenda Fitzmaurice  judged the competition. First place winners in Knockanure National School were: Evan Rodgers, Conor Kennelly, Oran Stack, Grace Barrett, Brona O’Connor, Harry O’ Connor, Lucy Keane & Tara Enright. First place winners in Murhur National School were: Conor Mulvihill, Ellen Lally, Shiona Mulvihill, David Hunt, Aoife Scanlon, Cillian Hannon, Conor Kissane & Aine Sheehy.

MASS for Maurice Marian Collins was celebrated at Knockanure Church on 11 11 2016, celebrant was Fr. Kevin P.P and music and hymns was provided by Liam Corridan and Brid Stack. Maurice was born at Knockanure on 19th June 1954, died at his home in Alderwood Road, Tralee October 25th 2016. He worked in Alaska after training and came home to work at Tarbert Island and shortly after married Delia Rice, native of Tralee. Maurice was a stylish and skilful footballer and wore the No 3 jersey with Knockanure when they won The North Kerry Junior Championship in 1973. He was one of the five Collins brothers who played for Knockanure. When he moved to Tralee he became active with Austin Stack’s GAA Club. Coaching and helping with their teams. Father of current Austin Stack GAA footballer Michael, and former club footballers Mairead and Brid, and father-in-law of former Club Hurler, Finbarr Canty. Maurice had a great career as Club team Mentor to many teams ranging from underage to where he finished in Club management and mentoring with the senior Austin Stacks GAA team in 2006. In the nineties and early noughties those Juvenile teams were some of the most successful teams in the Club’s history, winning almost every competition in which they participated.  He was given a guard of honour by GAA supporters dressed in their gear at the removal from his home.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football club would like to offer their deepest sympathies to the family of Maurice Collins, Late of a Tralee and formerly of Lisaniska, Kilmorna. At Maurice’s untimely passing we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to Maurice’s wife Delia, his children Mairead, Michael and Brid, his brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Michael, his sisters Eileen, Kate and Margie, his grandchildren Aoife, Cian and Muiris and finally to his extended family.

Father of current Austin Stack GAA footballer Michael, and former club footballers Mairead and Brid, Maurice spent a great career as Club team Mentor to many teams ranging from underage to where he finished in Club management and mentoring with the senior Austin Stacks GAA team in 2006.

We extend our sympathies to his family and friends. RIP.

DEATH has taken place of Margaret Whelan (nee Lane) Pound Cross, Loughhill West, Co. Limerick, October 25th 2016. Suddenly at her Home. Wife of the late John. Survived by her loving sons Johnny, Eddie, Paddy and Paul, daughters Margaret and Martina, sisters and brother, daughters-in-law. son-in-law, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews. Requiem Mass on Friday 28th was celebrated at the Church of the Assumption, Loughill. Burial afterwards in Loughill Cemetery.

Margaret Whelan was daughter of Paddy Lane from Kilmorna.

SYMPATHY:  The death has occurred of Donal Kennelly, Castlebar, who is a first cousin to the Kennelly Family, Kilbaha.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nora McMahon, Kitty Murphy, Michael Scanlon, Michael lucid, Ellen Connell, Tom Stack, Tom Meehan, Ann Looney, Mary O’Sullivan, Eugene Sullivan, Robert Corridan, Peter Lewis, Bridget O’Connor, Paddy Hurley, Hannah griffin, Tom Scanlon, Mossie O’Halloran, Agnes Fitzgerald, Maimie Kennelly, Mary Moloney, Rita Kelly, Mary OMahony, Bridie Pace, Jeremiah Behan, Eileen O’Donoghue, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, Fr John O’Flaherty, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Weekday Masses:  Monday 14th to Sunday 20th November

Mass Moyvane; Mon 14th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls. Tues 15th at 10.00am for Holy Souls.                                                                Wed 16th at 7.30pm for Mary & Maurice Dowling, Tarbert & their son Hillary & Seán Larkin, Carrueragh.  Thurs 17th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls. Fri 18th at 10.00am for Richard Sheehan.

Sat 19th at 7.30pm for Margaret & Johnny Meade. Sun 20th at 11.00am  for  Bridie Cambell, Aughrim. Knockanure Mass, Mon 14th at 12noon Deceased members of the Community Centre. Tues 15th at 7.30pm for Mary Kennelly, Kilbaha. Wed 16th at 10.00am for Holy Souls. Thurs 17th  at      10.00am  for Holy Souls. Sun  20th  at 10.00am for Holy Souls.

MASS Sunday at  12.30pm  Christmas Mass in Marian Hall.

BISHOP: Fri 18th  at 7.30pm Mass  for  50th Anniversary of opening of Scoil Chorp Chríost with Bishop Ray and celebrations afterwards.

THE LEGION OF MARY in Listowel will meet Wednesday 16th at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

KERRY INGREDIENTS a memorial mass will be held for deceased members of Kerry Ingredients Listowel at St. Michael’s Church, Lixnaw on Wednesday 16th Nov. at 8pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE at Knockaloucca, Duagh on Nov. 15th.

TEAMPILL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD The Rosary will be recited in Teampill Ban Famine Graveyard at 3pm each Sunday during November.

MEDJUGORJE PRAYER GROUP will meet on Monday 14th November at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room Listowel.

ACTIVE RETIRED ANNUAL NOVEMBER MASS will take place on Tuesday next Nov. 15th at 3pm in St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel.  A special tribute will be paid to the late Micheál O Sullivan, Clieveragh Downs (recently deceased).

LISTOWEL PARISH PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Come and spend a day with spiritual singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain Arrival and Registration 10.00am, Saturday 19th November, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel. For more information and bookings contact: Listowel Parish Office 068 21188.

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact: O’Shea’s on 066/7180123.

TOASTMASTER CLUB LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, November 17 from 8 -10pm. More from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Benny Thade McCarthy will present his next Rambling House in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Thursday November 17. The proceeds from the night will go to Daniel McAuliffe, from Duagh who is going to Calcutta to work with the Hope Foundation.

TRAIL: On Thursday 17th November at 8.30p.m  in Leen’s Hotel, Abbeyfeale a meeting of the “Friends of the Great Southern Trail” will take place. All supporters of the GST are welcome to attend. The meeting will be informed of the latest developments in Co. Limerick where the Limerick City & County Council will be spending €1.3m on development and extension of the Greenway.  An update on the state of play in North Kerry will also be presented to the meeting.

CONCERT: West Limerick 102FM Community Radio will present their Harvest Concert at Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday November 23 at 8pm sharp. It will feature a number of Munster’s best known entertainers: PJ Murrihy, Ella Marie O’Dwyer, Ann Phelan, Peter Burke, Tommy Mc Cauley, and Willie Relihan.

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT:  in Castleisland Parish Church on Mon 5th Dec.  Special guests Castleisland Parish Choir and Brosna Musicians.  Doors open 7pm. Tickets €20 available at Castleisland Parish Office, St. John’s Parish Centre and the Cathedral Office, Killarney in aid of Brosna Parish Church Renovation Fund.  As you are so very generous in this Parish, on behalf of the Finance Committee, we have decided to donate €200 to the above fund.

POSTERS & LEAFLETS IN CHURCH:  Would those who regularly leave posters and leaflets at the back of both Churches please have the courtesy to drop these into the Parish Office and we can put them on display ourselves.  Thank you.

FARMERS /COMMUNITY GROUPS INTERESTED IN RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME: information evening Tuesday November 15th Seanchai Centre Listowel at 8 p.m.

TARBERT REMEMBERANCE Service and wreath laying ceremony at the Memorial Plaza at 11am on Fri. 11th Nov. to remember 14 young men from the parish who died in two World Wars.

BOOK Launch of The Best of Billy Keane in The Listowel Arms, Saturday 5 November 2016

Gabriel Fitzmaurice was MC. Joanna O’ Flynn performed the launch and Mickey McConnell and Fergal Keane provided the entertainment.

FIRST Book; Tapestry of Love, Life and Spirit, is the first Irish publication of Barbara Derbyshire, who now lives in Moyvane. Launch was at Seanchai recently.

BOOK: On Saturday 26th November 2016 at 2p.m. all are welcome to the launch of a new book on the railways of West Limerick and North Kerry.  As the first of these railways to be constructed was the one to Foynes in 1853  the launch will take place in the Foynes Flying Boat Museum. At 2.45p.m. Lady Geraldine Dunraven will formally launch the book in commemoration of the then Earl of Dunraven being the first Chairman of the Limerick & Foynes Railway Company.

PATRICK’S CAMPUS THURLES INFORMATION EVENING: If you are interested in a second-level teaching career in Business Studies, Accountancy, Irish and Religious Studies then the Mary Immaculate College, St Patrick’s Campus, Thurles Information Evening is a must for you. Come along on Thurs 24th Nov from 6pm – 8pm, meet with our lecturers and students and see what MIC St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles can offer you. For more information visit or ( 0504/21201.

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE: provide live in carers for the elderly in your area.  If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087/9916791 or visit

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  A Positive Approach to Scripture:  Mon 14th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed 16th Nov 7pm-8.30pm.

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues 15th Nov 7pm-8pm.

Bereavement Support Day -“Be Gentle As You walk with Grief”: Sat 26th Nov 10am-4pm.

Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Sat 19th Nov 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact the Retreat Centre on 066/7134276 or [email protected] for further details.

GRAVEYARD: Templeathea Old Graveyard. Remembrance Mass on Sunday, November 13th at 3pm. Also Rosary on Sunday, November 20th at 12.15pm. Holy Cross, Rosary in Holy Cross on Sunday, November 13th at 12.15pm. and Sunday, November 27th at 12.15pm.

COMHALTAS: The A.G.M. of Athea branch was held at the Top of the Town on Monday November 7th. It is a new start for the branch with the following officers elected: Chair: Francie Flavin.

DEATH has taken place of Mike O’Connor Ex-Army 14th Battalion of No 4, The Cross Ardagh, on November 1. 2016. He  was in his eighties and served with the UN Peace keeping Mission in the Congo and Lebanon.

MATCH: Congratulations to Ballyguiltenane NS who won Division 5 Allianz Cumann na mBunscol West Limerick Football Final for the first time beating Kilfinny NS by 6-3 to 5-2. Thanks to Dermot Mulvihill and principal Mary Kennelly who gave their time to train the team.

SLEEP OUT at UL on 17th November from 9pm to 9am.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 15th – Sat 19th, POOR JIMMY. A comic drama by P G O DEA presented by St John’s.  The cast features: Gearoid O Connor, Annette O Donnell, Batt O Keeffe, Bernie Daly, Frances Kennedy and Chris Fitzgerald. “Jimmy’s mother is determined to marry him off to the local wealthy widow but poor jimmy only has eyes for the servant girl, Betty.  So how will it all end? Details from 068 22566.

FAIR: The Christmas Craft Fair / Old Fair Day in Glin continues to follow tradition with the Old Fair Day being held on the 1st Saturday in December.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20TH is World Remembrance Day for Road Crash Victims.  To mark this day Mass will be celebrated in St. Mary’s Church Listowel at 9 a.m.

KERRY CHORAL UNION WILL PERFORM A Christmas Celebration in St. John’s Church Ballybunion on Sunday 27th November at 7.30 p.m..  This is a fundraising event organised by Parents Association St. Joseph’s Secondary School.  Performances by Junior choir and students on night.

FASHION SHOW IN AID OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL: November 17th at 7.30pm at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel., organised by students of I.T. Tralee. Tickets from IT Tralee, and St. Vincent de Paul Shops in Tralee.

DANCING: Irish Dance Lessons: for beginners are held during term time with Johnny Cronin’s School of Irish Dancing.  For more info contact Johnny 087 115 1461 or Sarah 087 944 7794.

COHEN: Hallelujah!!! To mark the passing of Leonard Cohen, an evening with Paul O’Brien singing Cohen songs in the Knockdown Arms on Sunday evening November 13th from 8.30 pm.

JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 2nd – 4th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

PERMANENT DIACONATE:  12 noon Mass in St. John’s Church Tralee, November 13th 2016, Thady O’Connor, Kilcummin Pat Coffey, Killorglin and Denis Kelleher, St. John’s will receive the Order of Acolyte, from Bishop Ray Browne. This is the final stage before ordination as a deacon which will take place next year at the completion of their formation. At the same Mass Francis White, Kilflynn will be called to Candidacy for the Diaconate. Francis is due to be ordained in two years’ time.

PIETA HOUSE: Misneach—Nourishing Hope. A time of reflection and hope. McAuley Centre, Balloonagh. 4pm on Sunday November 27th. This event is free. More information from or phone 021 6282111.

INTEGRATION AND INCLUSION THROUGH SPORTS SEMINAR. Friday November 18th, NEWKD Community Room, Moyderwell from 9.15am—1pm. Register by November 15th by emailing [email protected] .

FOOD: The Redemptorist community in Limerick City has launched its annual Poor Campaign in association with the Saint Vincent De Paul (SVP).

The annual campaign, which was started over 34 years ago by the late Fr Gerry Daly, has grown year on year. This week, the rector of Mount St Alphonsus, Fr Seamus Enright CSsR, asked the public to donate food items for families in need of support over the Christmas holiday season.

Fr Seamus Enright, rector of the Redemptorists, told the Limerick Leader newspaper that almost 7,000 hampers worth in excess of €120,000 were distributed in Limerick last year. Fr. Enright has many relations locally.

St. Fergus NS Glin will host a Fundraising Art Exhibition in the school halla on Wednesday 30th November at 7.30pm. Local artists have kindly donated a piece of art to be sold on the night. Paintings will be mounted and on view with a recommended price attached. This will be a wonderful evening for adults with both the school and buyers benefiting from the sale of works. Light refreshments will be available on the night. Thank you to the artists who have already contributed to the exhibition.

BIRDS: From Glin News: Birdwatch Ireland are deeply concerned about the reduction in breeding Curlews in Ireland. If you know of breeding Curlews in Glin please let Birdwatch know using the following link:

MERCY: Nov 20: Mercy in action in Limerick! A special Year of Mercy celebration will take place in St John’s Cathedral on Sunday November 20th at 4.00 pm.

THOUGHT: Great faith is not believing that God will heal, or restore; Great faith is believing that God is God.  Leonard Davidson. The quality of your marriage greatly affects the way you relate to your children and the way they receive love. If your marriage is healthy, both partners treating each other with kindness, respect, and integrity—you and your spouse will feel and act as partners in parenting.

Gary Chapman.

KELLEHER: Please help! I am searching for my g/father Jim/James Kelleher who lived in the Bruree area of limerick in the early 1930’s. He was a farm hand on a dairy farm and could have come from the Kerry area. He had an injured leg and was known as ‘Bockedy’! He was banished from the farm and has not been heard of since. All I know is he may have served in the war under British service. Unfortunately I don’t have much info to go on.

WAR I Deaths: Knockanure

Barry John, Knockanure / Moyvane, Age 22, Killed In France 1917,

Casey J. J. Knockanure/Newtownsands, Age 30, Died at home 1922 Australia served in Australian Army.

CRONIN, EDMOND THOMAS. Rank: Private. Regiment or Service: Australian Army Medical Corps. Unit; 1st Australian General Hospital. Age at Death, 24. Date of Death: 07-May-1917. Service No: 4283. Supplementary information; Son of Thomas and Margaret Cronin, of Knockanure, Newtownsandes, Limerick, Ireland.

Enright James D, Moyvane, Age unknown, Killed in France 1918, Served with the U.S Army . Shanahan Martin. Inchamore Moyvane, Age 29 Killed in France 1918 U.S army #

Stack Martin, Moyvane/Kilbaha, Age 32, died in 1920. Australian army. Culhane Daniel J, Moyvane Age ??, killed in France, October 25 1918 US Army.

Notes (Please  verify details) for ROBERT JONES: Robert Jones 1901-? Teacher at Moyvane. He was a school teacher in Moyvane (Newtownsandes) Children, PAUL was a shoemaker and he married CATHERINE BUNCE. They had 5 children : KATIE who married MARTIN FLAHERTY , RITA who married JIM STRUBLE, MARY who married GEORGE CRELLEY, JOHN who died in the First World War, and PAUL who died of peritonitis at the age of 21years.

Irish Independent 1905-current, Tuesday, 03 October, 1922; Page: 5


“Iris an Airm” (” The Army Bulletin”) contains the following:— ” Killorglin—On Sept. 27, irregulars attacked Kilorglin in great strength under Messrs. Rice and Robinson. The fight lasted until dawn on the 28th ult., when the garrison was relieved by a detachment of troops from Tralee.

“The irregulars suffered very heavily in the engagement.  The dead bodies of 6 irregulars were subsequently found by the troops and it is believed that in all 10 irregulars were killed. Eighteen prisoners, with arms, ammunition and equipment and a Lewis gun were also taken. The troops followed up the retreating irregulars and further prisoners were taken. It is estimated that the total irregular casualties were 😯 in killed wounded and captured. ” The casualties among the troops were one killed and four wounded. Captain Lehane who was killed was the last surviving male member of his family. “His father and brother were shot by the Black-and-Tans and while wounded were thrown into their house in Lahinch, which had been set alight, and both were burned alive. ” The Tralee force was ambushed at Castlemaine on its way to the relief of the Killorglin garrison, but suffered no casualties. It is believed that some of the ambushing party were wounded.

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