Knockanure Notes — 14th May, 2017

ST PIO May meeting in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, the 16th. The witness will be given by Robert Barry.
PHIL COULTER in concert at MOYVANE CHURCH on Tuesday 13th June Time: 8pm
Venue: Church of the Assumption, Moyvane. Tickets, available from the Parish Office & after all weekend Masses. Phil Coulter comes to Moyvane for his first North Kerry concert.
COMMUNITY GAMES: Athletics will be held on Mon 22nd May with registration at 5.15pm for a 5:30pm start which will take place in the Moyvane GAA field. Everyone welcome (must have a
Moyvane, Knockanure or Kilmorna address to participate) info from Brigitte on 085/1018226.
AN INTERNET SAFETY PRESENTATION: ‘Raise a Digital Child, With a Digital Personality, In a Digital
World will be held in Murhur N.S. Moyvane on Tues 16th May at 7:30pm. All groups, clubs, organisations, and individuals interested are most welcome.
EXAM MASS: will take place in Moyvane Church on Monday 22nd May at 7.30pm. Guest speaker is
Paul Montgomery, Chaplain in Causeway Comprehensive School. If those who are doing exams would like to be involved in the Liturgy please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office 068/49308.
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. No winner of the €3100 jackpot of draw held on Friday 12th May. Numbers drawn were 2, 4, 12, 24. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: 1. Mile Hussey, Bally, c/o Con Lynch; 2. Denis O’Connor, c/o Speedys Bar; 3. Willie Murphy, c/o Thady – Ploughmans bar; 4. Andrew Rogan, Lisaniska and 5. Kian Cahill, c/o Thady Leens Hotel. Next draw with jackpot at €3200 to be held on Friday 19th May.
DEATH: Michael Andrew Beasley O’ Flaherty of East End, Ballybunion passed away on the 8th of May, 2017 at Cork University Hospital. Survived by son Michael, Dad Michéal, Mom Anne, sister Erin, uncles and aunts, grand-uncles and grand-aunts. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Saturday, the 13th of May at St. John’s Church, Ballybunion, followed by burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
SYMPATHY to Hannah Mai Collins and her brother Joe on the death of their brother Mike (Brendan) Sheehy, Knockbrack, Ardfert and Clahane, Lyreacrompane, who died on 8th May 2017.
DEATH has occurred of Bridie (Ciss) Cox (née Flavin) Chapel Street, Castletownroche, she was born in Knockanure 99 years ago. Ciss died on May 5th 2017, at her home. Wife of the late William and mother of Anne, Mary (Lagatu), Eileen (Joyce), Majella and the late Bernadette. Missed by her daughters, sister Nell and brother Tom in Knockanure, granddaughter Frances, sons-in-law Vincent and Yann, brother-in-law Terence, nephews, nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces
Requiem Mass on Monday at 2pm in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Castletownroche. Funeral afterwards to Ballyhooly Cemetery.
DEATH has occurred of Tom O’Sullivan of Derry, Listowel, on the 11th of May, 2017 at Listowel Community Hospital. Predeceased by siblings Christopher and Mary. Survived by his brother Patrick, sister Kitty (Dublin), nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Tom Sullivan celebrated on Sunday, the 14th of May followed by burial afterwards in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane. He was son of Tom Sullivan (who died when his children were young) and Margaret O Connor. The singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is a cousin.
ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Meehan, Tim Shanahan, Mary Finnegan, Eileen Behan, Eamonn Cotter, Dick O’Connor, Jer Scannell, Sr. James (Teresa) Kennelly, Jimmy Fitzgerald, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy. Jack McCarthy, Patrick Shanahan, Noranne McCarthy, Danny Curtin, Mai Quinn, David Kennelly, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty, Sr. Loreto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Canon Pat Horgan, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Mass Moyvane–Mon 15th 7.30pm for Con J Mulvihill and his wife Catherine & son Con, Clounbrane; Wed 17th 7.30pm for Michael Dore, Woodgrove (Anni); Fri 19th 7.30pm for Nora Cronin (nee Neville), Pennsylvania & Lenamore, (Months Mind);
Sat 20th 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Aughrim (Anni); Sun 21st 11.00am for John & Peggy Collins & loving son John, Glin Road. Mass Knockanure–Thurs 18th 7.30pm for Michael Reddington, Limerick (Rec Dec); Sun 21st 10.00am for Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon (Anni)
ROSARY This Saturday evening at the Grotto in Moyvane at 7.15pm and each Tuesday evening at 7.15pm.
BEST WISHES to Patrick O’Flaherty of Moyvane who recently celebrated his 50th birthday.
WEDDING took place 6th May 2017 in Moyvane Church of Andrew Sheehy, son of Joe and Noreen of Clash, Athea to Fiona Mullins of Moyvane. The reception was held in the Ballygarry House Hotel in Tralee.
AGM of Newtownsandes Co-Operative will take place in Moyvane on 24th May at 8.30pm, 11 people are employed by the Co-Op, sale of goods was over E10 million.
IRISH BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE: blood donor clinic in Community Centre, Ballybunion on Thursday 18th May from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
AGM on Thurs 18th. Mass at 7.30pm in Church of Resurrection Killarney.
Also our Annual Retreat takes place in Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thurs 1st June. Fr. Bernard Healy will be leading the day with a visit from Bishop Ray, details from 087/4575278. All welcome.
FLEADH: Kerry County Fleadh runs from 18th to 21st May in Tralee. Shannon Airport is main sponsor for Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Inis 2017.
BEST WISHES to Liam Corridan with his new CD.
RAMBLING House at Knockalougha on May 16th.
DONIE Lyons from Dromreask, Glin launched his new CD The Lovely Banks of Blaine at Barrett’s Bar, Glin on Sunday May 14 -2017. Donie is an award winning All Ireland traditional singer, and a renowned musician. His contribution to preserving the rich musical and song heritage, around his locality has been recognised by Comhaltas, ( Medallion for winning an All-Ireland at their 60th Anniversary celebrations) and by the West Limerick Singing Club. The latter honoured him at Fr Casey’s Clubhouse, on Sunday October 18 2015.
GRAVEYARD MASS IN ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY, Ballybunion: Friday 9th June at 7.30 p.m.
LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGES: Fri 2nd to 4th June, Tues 25Th to 27th July and Fri 11th to 13th Aug. To book at 087/3966399.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: The last of the tea dances for this season takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, May 21 with dancing to Noel Cronin.
BEALTAINE FESTIVAL: Ballybunion Active Retirement group are holding their annual celebration of life on Sunday 21st May at 2 p.m. in Convent Doon Road. All are welcome to join us for refreshments and enjoy our art display and creative writings.
LATIN MASS on Sunday 21st May/Sunday 4th June in Holy Cross Dominican Church Tralee 1.30 p.m
RELIC: A relic of Saint Teresa of Calcutta, formerly known as Mother Teresa, will visit the cathedrals of Ireland as well as Knock Shrine and Lough Derg this summer, as part of a national tour starting June 8th.
CAR Boot sale in Tarbert on May 21st from 10am to 3pm.
FARMERS March to Dublin in 1966, book documenting the trip is now available.
ST BRENDAN MASS at Wethers Well, Tubrid on Tues 16 May at 7.30 pm. in honour of St Brendan. All are welcome. Mass will be held in Ardfert church if the weather is bad.
KAHS Annual Mass: The Annual St Brendan’s Day Mass for the members of Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society will be celebrated in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Tuesday 16th May 2017 at 9.30am.
BEATIFICATION: May 13 2017, Fr. John Sullivan SJ, beatified at 11.00am on Saturday 13 May, 2017 in Gardiner Street Church, Dublin.
PERMANENT DIACONATE: Since Autumn the Diocese have been recruiting candidates for the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Kerry.
FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS meet on Wednesday 17th May at 8pm, in St. Patrick’s Hall. All are welcome.
GREEN RIBBON CAMPAIGN Get involved in the Green Ribbon campaign over the month of May and let’s get the conversation going around mental health in Kerry. HSE Phone (086) 0278272.
TOASTMASTERS: Next meeting of West Limerick Toastmasters on Wednesday, May 17 in the Desmond Complex NCW. Further information 087 7972855. The newly formed club in Listowel holds their next meeting on Thursday, May 18 at the Listowel Arms Hotel . Contact 087 2193670.
HELP NEEDED: Volunteers wanted for Remembering Zoe Fun day 2- 4pm at Fr. Casey’s GAA Club Sunday May 28. Contact Shane 0872891015.
DOG SHOW AT ABBEYFEALE TOWN PARK: The annual Dog Show takes place at the Town Park from 2pm on Sunday, May 21. Twelve classes, twelve winners compete for best in show. Enjoy the new zip line, freshly painted playgrounds, river side and woodland walks.
FATIMA; MAY 19/20: Fatima conference, Galway International Fatima Conference. 1917-2017-Celebrating The Jubilee Centenary on Friday, May 19, Sat, May 20th 2017, Shearwater Hotel-Ballinasloe Galway, With the Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady from Fatima, and the 1st Class Relics of Saint John Paul II. Archbishop Eamon Martin will be the main celebrant and homilist at noon Mass (on the 20th) Shearwater Hotel-Ballinasloe Galway (090) 963 0400.
CONFERENCE held on May 12 and 13th 2017: Venue: T.1.16, TARA Building, Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road Limerick. This year’s McAuley Conference, now in its tenth year, explored the issue of sacramental preparation of children. Currently there is considerable public debate as to how best to do this and particularly contentious is the question of what role the school should play in the process. A panel of national and international experts in the area of sacramental preparation explored these questions with participants over the days of the Conference.
The Conference will be of particular interest to parents, teachers, parish clergy, pastoral workers and members of diocesan and parish liturgy teams. FOR GENERAL ENQUIRIES, PLEASE CONTACT:
Ms Deirdre Franklin, T: 061 204507, E: deirdre.franklin
ST JOHN’S: Tues 16th, THE FITZGERALDS, The Fitzgeralds are a family group consisting of fiddling and step dancing sensations – Tom, Kerry & Julie Fitzgerald. These siblings, from Canada’s renowned Ottawa Valley, have come a long way from their small town roots. Featuring 3-time Canadian Grandmaster Fiddle Champions and Ontario Open Step Dance Champions, this unique act features high-energy fiddling and mind-blowing step dancing. Website:
Wed 17th, IVAN ILLIC – PIANO RECITAL, Classical favourites from the works of Beethoven, Haydn and Chopin.
Thu 18th, THE BEST OF TRADITIONAL, With Cormac Begley – concertina and Caoimhin O Raghallaigh – uilleann pipes celebrating the traditional music of Kerry & Clare.
Fri 19th, THE COLLECTOR. A play based on a novel by John Fowles presented by Central Arts, Waterford. It tells the story of a socially awkward young man who collects butterflies. When he becomes infatuated with the beautiful art student Miranda Gray, he decides to “collect” her also. Directed by Killian Collins the cast features Andrew Holden and Paula Weldon.
EUCHARISTIC PROCESSION ON THE FEAST OF CORPUS CHRISTI – immediately after the Vigil Mass in Listowel on Saturday, 17th June 2017 starting at 7.00 p.m. from the church.
ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: ardfertretreat. i) Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy on Thurs 1 June 9.30am-4.00pm; ii) Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat 3 June 9.45am-4.00pm. Contact: Anna O’Donoghue 0879447105 Ref.; iii) Our Lady of Fatima 1st Saturday Monthly Devotion: Sat 3 June 4.00pm-6.00pm; iv) A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat 10 June 10.30am-4.30pm; v) A Day with Mary: Celebrate the Centenary of Our Lady of Fatima preached by Msgr Dan O’Riordan PP Castleisland, Sat. 17 June 10.30am-4.30pm; vi) Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28-Sunday 30 July; vii) Enrich your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love 5 day Silent Retreat preached by Fr. Kilian Byrne, Aug 7-13. Contact Helen 086 1678027.
KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP – are holding a Health & Well Being Day on May 26th from 10.30am to 3pm in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee for people who have had a Stroke. Inputs from various Medical and Wellbeing Therapists including Dr. Richard Liston, Consultant Geriatrician from University Hospital Kerry. Booking essential, Cost is €10. Limited Availability. For further info contact Denise @ 066 7123373.
GLIN Newsletter: Going to Ghana, (Roisin Horan and Laura Enright of Ballyguiltenane) are holding their rescheduled event last Sunday in Barrett’s Lounge after Mass! As many of you know, Laura and Roisin are heading to Ghana at end of July for a month’s Volunteering in an Orphanage there. The fundraising is well underway, they need to raise a figure of E4.5k jointly, to cover their Travel and Accommodation costs, Insurance, Inoculations etc.
Well Done: to former St. Fergus NS pupil Nathan Wright who competed for Desmond College in the North Munster Schools Track and Field in Ennis and UL on Tuesday 9th and Thursday 11th May. Nathan qualified through heats and a Semi-Final to reach the Junior 100m Final where he placed 5th. Nathan was knocked out in the 200m Semi Final by Dylan O’Shea another former St Fergus NS pupil and now a Desmond college pupil who then placed 5th in the Final. Nathan came 3rd in the Junior long jump so has qualified for Munster schools finals in CIT on 20th May. A Ballyguiltenane NS past pupil Ben Sheehan now in 6th year wearing the Abbeyfeale Secondary School colours also came 3rd in the Intermediate Long Jump and has qualified for Munster Schools Finals. Well done Nathan, Dylan and Ben.
RYAN’S DAUGHTER AT THE GLORACH: The newly formed film club at the Glórach presents Ryan’s Daughter on Wednesday, June 7 at 7.30pm. Admission €7 inc. complimentary tea/coffee in the foyer. Bookings on 087 1383940.
RAMBLING HOUSE AT FR. CASEY’S: Benny Thade McCarthy’s final Rambling House of the season will take place on Monday night June 5 at 8.30pm.
PUBLIC MEETING: A series of public meetings will be held over the coming weeks to discuss water bodies in Limerick in the context of the draft River Basin Management Plan. There will be one held at Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse on Wednesday next, May 17 at 7.30pm. This is an opportunity to have an input into how our river is protected and managed.
KILEENAGH HOLY WELL: The Rosary will be recited at the Holy Well in Kileenagh each Friday evening during Mary’s Month – May. If it’s too far for you to travel to – there is also a rosary recited every weekday evening at 7.30pm in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel Abbeyfeale all year round by the Legion of Mary and in the main Church every Saturday evening at 6.30opm before the Vigil Mass.
FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES & SUCCESSFUL APPLICATIONS: West Limerick Resources will host a free workshop for community groups on how to make a successful funding application & current funding opportunities open to groups on Thursday, May 18 from 7:30-9:30pm at the Desmond Complex Newcastle West. To book a place or for further information contact Damien at West Limerick Resources on 0879042477 or email damien.ahern.
GRAVEYARD SPRING CLEAN: Reilig Ide Naofa spring clean is on every Tuesday from 7-9pm. More help always welcome. Bring gloves.
MENTAL HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY: Blennerville NS Hall on Monday May 15th at 8pm. Speakers include Eoin Liston: Creating a healthy community. Donagh Hennebry: Youth mental health and Con Cremin: The impact of addiction.
ST BRENDAN EVENT to celebrate the Feast Day of St. Brendan on May 16th. You can Walk and Climb or Cycle and Climb, from Fenit to Mount Brandon, on May 15th and 16th Departing Fenit at 8.00am on Monday May 15th. For further information contact stbrendancc or phone 087 2523467.
Religious Education will no longer be a subject in the state recognised Primary Schools Curriculum, under the NCCA’s proposal, unless you let your views be known. Is this a move to remove Religious Education from our schools? This move devalues and challenges the place and status of Religious Education in our schools. Is this what you want for the future generations of children? As a matter of urgency parents, teachers, Boards of Management and interested adults need to engage with the survey before closing date 26th May 2017. The NCCA survey is available online:
THOUGHT: I am always careful around people who constantly berate themselves because at my expense they might fulfil the Scripture, “You shall love your neighbour as yourself” (Matthew 22:39). If they criticise themselves, they will probably criticise me. –Bill Johnson.
WRITERS’ Week runs from 31st May to 4th June.
HORSE Fair in Ballyduff on June 11th.
SNIPPETS From Kerryman on Fr. Pat Moore.
Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, April 09, 2008; Section: Property
In Brief Mission to go green
RESULTING from a recent Parish mission, Killarney parish is organising a special environment meeting in The John Paul II Pastoral Centre on Thursday, April 17 (8pm – 9.30pm).
Guest speaker Fr Pat Moore will highlight how our environment can enrich our lives, whether it be physically, mentally or spiritually. In a bid to put protection of our environment as a key parish ministry, those attending will be invited to join one of five interest groups. Topics include: ‘Nature – God’s work, exploring our role’; ‘Killarney Waters’ (streamscapes: information and field trip); ‘Home and the Environment’ – practical steps to take; ‘Joining the Killarney Clean-up’ and ‘Our Youth – Our Future’. (See paper for more)

Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, October 15, 2008; Section: News
ASDEE RACES: The very best is race commentaries and pre and post race interviews will be provided and Fr Pat Moore will be making the journey from his new parish in Duagh to act as master of ceremonies for the day. The chairman of the local Asdee Race Committee Ray Keane says that another very good card has been lined up and with a number of local stables and jockeys competing it will add to the enjoyment of the occasion for the local community. See paper for full report.

Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, December 10, 2008; Section: News
DVD launch at Listowel on Thursday Dec 11th at 8pm by our Parish Priest Fr. Pat Moore. There are twelve songs on it sung by twelve well known singers. It also includes the beautiful scenery of North Kerry. There is a strong parish connection with this DVD. It is produced by Joe Harrington and Kay O’Leary of the Irish Rambling House and Caroline O’Callaghan and Karen Trench are among those performing on it. Mike Fitzgerald singing the Dan Paddy Andy Festival song is also on the DVD. Admission on the night is free and all are welcome.

Kerryman 1904-current | Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Discussions to deal with serious family issues
FR Pat Moore is to lead a series of discussion groups at the Seanchaí over the month of November dealing with some of the most difficult issues affecting families in the region.
Parents are invited to attend this coming Monday as part of a special insight into dealing with teenage children and the issues affecting them — hosted by North and East Kerry Development.
(See Paper for full report)

Kerryman North Edition, Wednesday, December 09, 2009; Section: News
Duagh; GOOD: Following on the recent mass celebration from RTE by the Duagh/Lyre group the parish priest Fr. Pat Moore received some good news from Roger Childs Head of Religious Department in RTE. It seems RTE received the highest viewing figures this year for Sunday Act of Worship for the Duagh mass presentation.
Apres moi le deluge

By Phil Lawler (bio – articles – email) | May 08, 2017
As Emmanuel Macron moved toward his landslide victory in the French presidential election, the fashionable media outlets noticed a stunning reality about Europe’s current political leaders:

Macron, the newly elected French president, has no children.
German chancellor Angel Merkel has no children.
British prime minister Theresa May has no children.
Italian prime minister Paolo Gentiloni has no children.
Holland’s Mark Rutte, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Luxembour’s Xavier Bettel, Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon—all have no children.
Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has no children.

I encourage each parish to each year celebrate the Feast of St Brendan, either on the Feast Day
,May 16th or a Sunday near it. The Feast occurs at a positive and hopeful time of the year. Nature is full of new life again, our world is green again. New life is born among animals and birds. There can equally be new life to our faith. In honouring St Brendan let us honour all our local Christian heritage. Throughout the diocese there is a tradition of devotion, strong and deep.
Notice locally the shrines, halls, schools and churches bearing St Brendan’s name. Notice the stained glass windows and icons and pieces of sculpture or carving and the particular aspects of his life and mission each focuses on. Dates suggest St Brendan could have lived into his nineties, 578 is most often given as the date of his death. St Brendan travelled far, initially to deepen his faith, spending time in such monasteries as Clonard, Co Meath. Later he journeyed in Ireland to share his faith, founding monasteries such as Cloontuskert Co Roscommon, and, Clonfert and Annaghdown, both in Co Galway……Monasteries were places of learning and education for the locality, places of care for the sick and the poor, places of agricultural improvement, -all making present God’s love.
Through St Brendan what is God saying to us in our time?
As communities today are we challenged and missioned to deepen our faith and to live God’s love with in our communities? The crowds of pilgrims who gather continuously at Fatima remind us of how world-wide the faith gives meaning to people’s lives: how much trouble and distress there is in the world, -how much our world needs, love and care, gentleness and kindness. Can we do anything to share the Gospel of Christ’s love with other communities?
O God who helped St Brendan navigate the seas in his eagerness to spread the Gospel; grant us, at his intercession, on our journey through life to set our course according to your peace and bring us to the harbour we desire in heaven.

Links to Fatima below.
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