Knockanure Notes — 14th August, 2016

VINTAGE DAY will be held on August 21st in the GAA Ground.  A cake sale will be held also, all proceeds going to Knockanure Community Centre.  Donations of bread, cakes, etc. appreciated and can be handed in on the day.

NEW TEACHERS FOR OUR TWO SCHOOLS:  We would like to extend a Céad Mίle Fάilte to our two new teachers who will be joining our two National Schools. Ms. Philomena O’Connor from Cordal will be joining the staff in Scoil Chorp Chriost while Mr. Fred Galvin, Scartaglin will be joining the staff in Murhur N.S.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results No winner of €14,900 jackpot. Numbers drawn 20, 9, 15, 11.

Lucky dip winners of €25 were: 1. B.J. O’Connor, Clarr, Moyvane; 2. Billy Walsh, Moyvane; 3. Dee Bonner, c/o Maureen Connolly, Trien,; 4. Tom Cahill, c/o Flynn’s bar; 5. Aishling Griffin, Barrow East, Ardfert. Next jackpot €15,000 draw to be held on Friday 19th August.

A family fun day is being held in conjunction with the Knockanure Vintage day with plenty events taking place and lots to see & do at the Knockanure Football Grounds on Sunday 21st August. A great family day out to be had for all! Come join the fun!.

TRIP: On Saturday 27th August a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 8 a.m. to visit the Waterford City section of the new Déise Greenway. Booking is with Pat Condon, Upper Maiden  St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (3-6pm preferably).

WEDDING: Best wishes to Yvonne Enright of Moyvane and Eoin MacGiolla Mhuire  of Maherafelt who were married recently.

BEST WISHES to Billy Scanlon and Brid Connell who were married at Knockanure Church on 13th August 2016. Music was supplied by Una Ni Fhlannagain, Billy is nephew of Fr. Brendan O’Callaghan.

FLOWERS: Lovely presentation of garden and wild flowers decorated the Altar on Sunday last.

CONGRATULATIONS to Community Games U13’s girl’s indoor soccer team who won bronze medals in the National Finals at Athlone last week. Team, Lauren Duffy, Tara Enright, Ava Fitzgerald, Katie Keane, Mary Kearney, Keira Large, Megan Large and Louise Leahy. The team and supporters received a great welcome home.

NEW MUSICAL CHURCH BELL was unveiled on last weekend in Moyvane; The old bell is on the site of the old Church at the back of the Presbytery.  Our sincere thanks to all on the Development Association who have helped immensely in putting the bell in place and for their help generally in enhancing the Presbytery grounds.  A special word of thanks to Mike Buckley, Woodgrove.

FLEADH in Ennis, a host of activities are taking place from 14th to 22nd of August, lectures, concerts, competitions, classes and exhibitions, traffic restrictions, many opportunities to use park and ride bus from facilities outside the town. Thurs 18th Aug. bus Depart Abbeyfeale 10 a.m.  Marie: 086 1032436.

HERITAGE Week, countless opportunities to visit places, 20th to 28th Aug. details from Library.

Seanchaí – Kerry Writers’ Museum will host two history lectures in conjunction with the OPW, Listowel Castle during Heritage Week 2016. ‘The Role of Kerry Women in the 1916 Rising’ by Dr. Mary McAuliffe, UCD will take place on Tuesday, August 23 and Liam Irwin of the University of Limerick will give a lecture on ‘Con Colbert 1888-1916’ on Thursday August 25.  Both lectures commence at 7.30 pm and admission is free.

DEATH has occurred of Lizzie Burns (Coolaneelig, Duagh, Abbeyfeale), August 8th. 2016, survived by her son John, grandchildren Sinéad, Ciara and Liam, sisters Helen and Mary, brother Johnny, nephews, nieces.

The death took place on 8th August 2016 of Joe Kearney 72 Mc Eoin Park, Longford Town, Longford. Formerly of Moyvane, Joe will be sadly missed by his wife Bridie, daughters Joanne and Breda, son Michael, sons-in-law Michael and Padraic, daughter-in-law Kinia, grandchildren Rebecca, Rachael, Adrianna, Grace, Lucy and Michaela, brother Con (Cork), sister Peggy (USA). Joe’s father was fireman at the creamery and his mother Mulvihill came from Kilbaha.

The death also has occurred of Margaret Finucane, of Abbeyfeale & USA.  Sympathy to the Finucane Family, Lisaniskea on the death of their sister.  Sympathy also  to Phyllis Sheehy & Family, Leitrim Middle on the death of her brother-in-law Tommy Joe O’Mahony, Ballylongford.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Keane, Nuala Gould, Josie Loftus, Bridget Hayes, Jeff Egar, Jim Flaherty, Sean Neligan, John Sheahan, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Brenda Daly, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Robert Moloney, Anne Browne,

Weekday Masses Moyvane: Wed 17th at 7.30pm  for Mossie O’Connor. Sun 21st at  11.00am  for        Joe Kearney, Glin Road & Longford (Rec Dec). Mass Knockanure: Sun  21st  at 10.00am  for        Parishioners.  Mass on Sat 20th Moyvane at 7.30pm for Lisa Talty (Very Ill).


KNOCKANURE: Mon 15th at 10.00am for Dick, Peggy, John, Mylie & Mary Sheehan.

MOYVANE: 11.00am for Esther & Maurice Kennelly and   7.30pm for Tim & Maryanne O’Flaherty & their son Fr. John & Deceased members of the O’Flaherty Family.


MOYVANE: Wed 9.00am to 11.00am.    Churches remain open until 8pm.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHURCH GATE COLLECTION:  You contributed the sum of €690 to the recent Church Gate Collection.  This money is used to subsidize our Chiropody Service and Annual Christmas Dinner.

TICKETS OR KERRY V DUBLIN – game on Sunday 28th must be booked, Stand tickets €40, terrace tickets €25.

MICHAEL’S GRAVEYARD. AGM of St. Michael’s Graveyard Committee takes place on Wednesday, 17th August, at 7.30 in St. Patrick’s Hall. As always, new members are very welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 17th – Thu 18th THIS IS THE PLAY A youth theatre production directed by Chris Fitzgerald. Also featuring solo performances by Darren McDonnell and Michelle Boyle.

Fri 19th, FRANKIE GAVIN & DE DANNAN; Tues 23rd,  When We Were Kings, October 30 1974 – The Rumble in the Jungle – the famous heavyweight fight of all time in Kinshasa, Zaire between George Foreman and challenger Mohammad Ali, documentary.

  1. JOHN’S CHURCH BALLYBUNION RESTORATION FUND present in concert Michael Nash Tenor, Anna Mai Wall Soprano, Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann, Mark Hennessy Boy Soprano, St. John’s Parish Choir, Danny Houlihan Piper and Noel Nash MC. Musicians: Mary Mulvihill, Chris Kiely and Denise Wren. Date, Wednesday 24th August at 8 p.m. at St. John’s Church Ballybunion.

OPEN DAY:  The annual open day at An Páircín Clinic of Herbal Medicine, Stacksmountain, Kilflynn, Tralee takes place on Sunday next, August 21 from 11-6pm with guided walks at 12 noon and 3pm.  Turn at the Day in the Bog and take next right.  Free admittance.

“PLAY THE CARDS YOUR DEALT” by local man Gerard Mulvihill further copies have been printed and are available from Woulfe & Flavin bookshops. Proceeds to Enable Ireland.

O’GRADY FAMILY REUNION:  The O’Grady’s family reunion is from August 19-21. All O’Grady’s welcome. Contact Maria 087 7154020 for details.

KILLARNEY RACES begin on August 17th.

HISTORY OUTING TO BROSNA; A historical tour of Brosna led by Tom Roche N.T., Historian, will take place on Sunday 21st August. Meet at Brosna parish church at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society.

MONDAY AUGUST 15TH- Seventeen people from Tarbert area were lost in the ‘Shannon Drowning’ on the 15th August 1893, join us at the Monument at 12.30pm for a Service of Remembrance. Afterwards we will walk to Mulalley’s Berth to lay 17 Roses at the Memorial Stone.  Everybody Welcome.

ROSE: MASS TRALEE, AUGUST 21st: Some of the Roses, their families and escorts will join with St. John’s Community for Mass at 10.30am. The Rose of Tralee International Festival is one of Ireland’s largest and longest running festivals, celebrating 57 years in 2016.

WINDOW ON THE PAST:  On Saturday, August 20 the West Limerick Heritage Group proudly presents at the Glórach Theatre, Convent St., Abbeyfeale.

HERITAGE WEEK AT TARBERT BRIDEWELL – Thomas MacGreevy and the 1916 Rising. A lecture by eminent historian Dr. Declan Downey at Tarbert Bridewell Courthouse and Jail Thursday 25th Aug at 8pm – Adm Free Telephone: 068 36500.

TRIP to Glengarriff Sunday 21st August, details from 0879845 102.

NEW BOOK – Christopher Keane, Tarbert and Cork has written a very interesting book “From Laois to Kerry” a detailed account of the transplantation of the Moores, Kellys, Dowlings, Lawlors, Dorans, Dees and McEvoys to Tarbert in 1607 and the continuing presence of these surnames in North Kerry and West Limerick to the present day. The book will be launched on Sat 20th Aug at 7pm (after vigil mass in Tarbert) by Dr. Declan Downey in the Community Centre.

BOOKLET: Nesta FitzGerald, daughter of the late Knight of Glin,  and Declan Downey, Tarbert and UCD, have launched a booklet on  “An Architectural Tour of County Limerick.

BOOK: As A Matter of Fact by Eamon O’Riordan, was launched by Councillor Jerome Scanlon in Castlemahon Community Hall on Wednesday August 3rd. The book is a compilation of stories written by his father, the late Michael O’Riordan from Feohanagh, who was the parish correspondent for the local Weekly Observer/Vale Star newspapers.

RADIO: Horizons 21st August Singing the praises of Taizé

The programme features Castleisland native Rita Cahill chatting about her journey from growing up in Castleisland, taking her to London, New Zealand and her year spent at Taizé in France where she immersed herself in all things Taizé.

FENIAN: The following is a note from the Footsteps to Freedom organisation: Ardagh village was one of the places associated with the Fenian Rising 150 years ago on 5th of March 1867. Following on the huge success of the Footsteps to Freedom project the local organisation are looking to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Fenian Rising in Ardagh. On the 5th of March 1867 the first RIC Barracks (situated at the time in the middle of the village, only building with the front door not facing the street) was attacked by over 30 locals with pikes

FESTIVAL: Tarbert Development Association are proud to announce the Tarbert Heritage Festival 2016, set to take place between Friday August 19th and Sunday 28th to coincide with National Heritage Week.. It will feature a wealth of events to celebrate our local heritage and culminates with a festive weekend celebration featuring a Tug of War championship competition, GAA Football blitz, mussel eating competition, and of course the famous Tarbert Regatta complete with rowing competitions to determine the winners of this year’s McGibney shield

South Wales Echo 18th March 1890

EXTRAORDINARY ACTION AGAINST AN IRISH LAND AGENT.  Strange Disclosures. [SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE “ECHO.”] At the Kerry Assizes yesterday (before Mr Justice Andrews), an action at the suit at a young woman, a farmer’s daughter, named  Mary, against Mr George Sandes, J.P., Listowel, for £50 for the maintenance of an illegitimate child was heard. The case originally came on for hearing at the Listowel quarter sessions, when county-court Judge Curran, who presided, dismissed the action, from which decision the plaintiff appealed. Mary, deposed that in the month of May, 1882, plaintiff seduced her in his office at Listowel. The occasion was when she came to speak to him to use his influence as a magistrate in a case of trespass and assault at the Gunsborough Petty Sessions. In February, 1883, she gave birth to a female child. After the birth she communicated the fact to Mr Sandes, and he then gave her £1 15s, and told her that if her brother and herself would maintain the child he would pay for it. On a subsequent occasion, when she came to ask for money, he gave bar 15s saying he had no more then. He advised her to leave the country, and that he would try and get assistance for her to leave. Witness having been examined, Mr George Sandes, the defendant, was examined and admitted having had intercourse with the plaintiff on one occasion only. He denied the paternity of the child, and also denied that he ever gave plaintiff any money or promised to maintain the child. Cross examined by Mr Adams, Q C. I am a married man, and the father of children. Are you a man of moral habits? Witness I don’t know whether your Lordship wish me? His Lordship: Yes, you can answer the question. Witness Well, I don’t know what you mean by moral habits. Perhaps the same as anybody else, but no more than anybody else. What I meant to say that there are lots of things said of me that are perfectly false. Did you debauch your sister’s servant. I did not. Were you charged with it? There was some charge about it, but it was brought to another court, and refuted and cancelled. Did you seduce your sister’s servant?-I did not. Had you intercourse with her :-Oh, that’s another matter. (Laughter.) Had you intercourse with your sister’s servant? The woman you speak of now ? Mr Adams Yes. I don’t what woman. You have so many women you don’t know one from another. (Laughter.) Witness: I had intercourse with my -sister’s servant. She had a child, but not as the result of the intercourse. Where had you intercourse with her in the town of Listowel ? In your sister’s house? No, in my own house. Had you a female secretary at any time I had. What happened her !-She left me. Did she die in childbirth? She did. Who was her father ? Her husband. Where was her husband living? In London, or I don’t know whether it was on the Continent. She was living six months in the house, and died after leaving in England, Had you intercourse to that house with the wives of tenants on the estates over which you were agent? I haven’t had intercourse with any wives or daughters. Well, the widows of tenants ? I cannot tell you. I was agent over twelve years. Is it true that for the last twenty years you have had intercourse in that house with a core of women living in the neighbourhood? It is not. Or with a dozen – Well, I could not tell you the number. (Laughter.) Were you removed by the Lord Chancellor from the guardianship of your own niece? Never. Witness further said it was some months before the Gunsborough petty sessions that the girl came to my house with a message from her mother about rent. Mr Adams Did you ever hear anything against this girl’s character before ?-Never. I used no force when I had intercourse with her and I gave her no money. Was it for affection for your person she yielded to your advances – Cannot give you any reason. You were a man of 60 years of age then?- Very near. And without offering any inducement or using any violence, she immediately surrendered to your advances? That is a fact. His Lordship dismissed the appeal on the grounds of the invalidity of contract.

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