Knockanure Notes – 14th October 2013

SOCIAL day for the Active Retirement was on Monday 14th October, 2013, please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

WATER: An Taisce, An open meeting dealing with water conservation and saving energy in the home will take place at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 22nd October at 8pm. Guest speaker on the night is Susan Vickers of An Taisce

FANCY Dress, Halloween Party at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday 27th October at 7pm, entertainment from Tom Moloney –magician, followed by Disco, free gift bag for all kids, more information from 068 49799.

SCHOOL: Coláiste Íde in Dingle , are holding open days on the 19th & 20th of October from 12 -5. More information from 066 9151211 or
[email protected]

WOMEN: A New Morning Women’s Group will commence at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday October 16th at 10am. Further details from 068 23584.

HARVEST Thanksgiving ceremony was held at Knockanure Church on Sunday last, Fr Lucid thanked all involved in the preparations.

JAZZ; The concert will kick off  at 7.30pm in the Glorach on Friday, October 18. details from 087 6866450.

ARTS Assembly weekend will draw to a close in the GAA clubhouse at 8pm on Sunday, October 20 with a special performance from a variety of  poets and players from Abbeyfeale,

WEDDING took place in Duagh Church on 28th September 2013 of Monica Rowley of Kilmorna and Kieran Trant of Kilcolman, Fr Pat Moore conducted the ceremony. Best man was Padraig Trant and groomsman was Brian McAuliffe. Bridesmaids were, Suzanne Rowley and Lynn Howley.

The bride is daughter of  Patrick and Bridget Rowley and the grooms parents are Denis and Gretta Trant.

HAPPY Retirement to Jim McGrath a native of Ballyguiltenane, who recently retired from teaching at Kilcolman N.S.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE resumed at Fr. Casey’s on Sunday, October 13 from 3-6pm with music by the Seamus Sheehy Band. All welcome.  This is a fundraiser for the AAA.

ICMSA meeting in the Mermaids on 17th October at 8.45pm.

MART in Abbeyfeale Dairy /Suckler Show and Sale 18th Oct. at 12.30pm, details from 087 9480484.

80’s DISCO in aid of Aware at Fr Casey’s Clubhouse on 19th October.

SET DANCING at the Arms Hotel from 18th to 20th Oct. details from 087 909 3377.

BEST WISHES to Pat Brosnan who is back again with his notes on the Athea site.

TRAIL: A public meeting on the proposed extension of the Great Southern Trail from the Kerry/Limerick border into Listowel will take place in the Listowel Family Resource Centre, John B. Keane Road, Listowel at 6pm on Saturday 19th of October.

GAA Gathering was held at Knockanure Community Centre on Saturday last 12th October 2013, there was a full house at the Community Centre, where a meal was served and stories shared, Gabriel sang a new song he recently composed on the exploits of the 1973 champions. More next week, also more on youtube and facebook.

DEATH: Announced on Sunday 13 October 2013
Maurice Leahy father of the Bishop of Limerick, Brendan Leahy, has died. Maurice Leahy, a native of West Kerry who was in his early 90s, passed away peacefully yesterday evening. He attended the ordination of his son as bishop of Limerick at St John’s Cathedral in April. 2013. Maurice Leahy was a teacher in Athea  in the 1940s and remembered for the part he played in the championship victory by the Athea GAA team.

ANNIVERSARIES: Pat Stack, John Mahony, Michael Burke, Tommy Reidy, Michael O Connor, Mary O Connor, Danny Enright, Maggie Enright, Kitty Greaney, Fr Mundy Stack, Martin O Connell, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Patie Wren, Peg Connor, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Norrie Donegan, Mick Reidy, Moira Nash, Mass on Fri. 18th at 7.30pm for Denis Flaherty; Mass on Sat. 19th at 7.30pm for Jerry, Brendan & Pat Galvin; Mass on Sun. 20th at 10.00am for Michael & Julia O’Sullivan and the 11.00am Mass is for Sean Broderick.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers:-Vigil Elaine Hudson, 11.00am Colin Enright; Knockanure, 10.00am Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald. October 13th, 28th Sunday in Ordinary Time.

“Pride slays thanksgiving, but a humble mind is the soil out of which thanks naturally grow” (Henry Ward Beecher). Thanksgiving. Eucharist, Priesthood? Contact Vocations Director; Fr. Liam Lovell on 087 1640967.

MISSION: Parish Mission in Tarbert from 19th October to 25th October. Morning Mass 7.30am. Evening Sessions, Monday – Friday 7.30pm.
Listowel Parish Mission 2013; Saturday Oct. 12th 7pm.
Vigil Mass, celebrating our Parish Family. Opening of Mission during the Vigil Mass with a blessing for babies and young children. Sunday Oct. 13th 7pm. A Celebration of Community life in Listowel. Monday Oct. 14th 8pm. A Celebration of Faith & Hope. Tuesday Oct. 15th 8pm. A Celebration of Family. Followed by All Night Vigil Adoration until the 7am. Mass.
Wednesday Oct. 16th 8pm. A Celebration with our young people. Thursday Oct. 17th 8pm. A Celebration of Reconciliation & Forgiveness. Friday Oct. 18th 8pm
A Celebration of Eucharist & the Closing of our Mission with our New Bishop Ray in attendance.

RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre   (1)  Further musings on the Crosbie Estate with Tommy O’Connor – Thurs 24 Oct at 8pm .  (2) Invitation to an Autumn Reflection Day – We are invited to pause, celebrate and rejoice in our giftedness. With Fr Benny McHale.  Sat 19 Oct 10-4.30pm.   All bookings and enquiries to 7134276/ email: [email protected].

WORKSHOPS: Liturgy Workshops: There will  be a workshop this coming week for those involved in liturgy preparation in the parishes of our diocese. It will be on  Liturgy Preparation for

November, Advent and Christmas and will take place on Thursday next,  17th October 2013,  in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney, 8.00 – 10.00pm

Workshop for Parish Choirs: Br. Pádraig McIntyre, who is well known to most people in the diocese,  will present a night for choirs to introduce choirs to some music for Advent and Christmas.  This workshop will take place on Tuesday, 22nd October 2013, at 8.00pm – 10.00pm in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.    Copies of the music will be made available to all at the workshop. To book a place phone 064-6644326 or [email protected] before18th October 2013.

MASS at Poll an Aifrinn (Mass Rock Kilclohane Wood, Milltown ):  The special Annual Mass for the Beatification of Fr. Tadhg Moriarty, O.P., and Companions will be celebrated on Sunday, 20th October 2013, at 3.30p.m.  The chief celebrant of the Mass this year will be His Excellency Archbishop Charles Brown, Apostolic Nuncio to Ireland. The Rosary will be recited at 3.10p.m. All are welcome.

CONCERT: Aine Nic Ghabhann Concert,  A Celebration of life in Music, Aine Nic Ghabhann Memorial Concert on Friday, 8th November 2013, INEC Killarney 8.00pm. Proceeds to South West Counselling Centre, Killarney and Kerry Rape Crisis Centre.  Tickets available at South West Counselling Centre.  For more information call 064-6636416

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Devon Inn on 15th November.

RAMBLING HOUSE Tour of England ; Wednesday Oct 16 Leamington Spa, Thursday Oct 17 Birmingham Irish Centre, Friday, Oct 18 Camden Irish Centre (Afternoon show) and Saturday Oct 19 Salvatorian College Hall, Harrow. More at 068 48 353 or

LISTOWEL CHURCH: Sunday, Oct. 13th, Gathering from 6pm. in Emmet GAA Grounds – a special ‘gathering in faith’ of the Community of Listowel with a procession lead by the Convent Primary School Band – leaving at 6.30 p.m. and parading down Town via Church Street to St. Mary’s Church of all the various organisations within the Parish to arrive for the 7pm.

ST JOHN’S: Mon 14th – Thurs 31st
The Gathering 2013, An exhibition of works by Kerry artists which reaches out to the Kerry diaspora not only in Ireland but all over the world.  Project originated by Minister Deenihan and supported by Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Kerry Co. Council.

Tues 15th, Not The Life I Ordered, A musical comedy which tells the story of two brothers through comical and heart wrenching songs. Simon is about to marry the boss’s daughter and then his scruffy brother Jack shows up to be best man.  Written by Dezy Walls and staged by Musicplays, U.K.

Wed 16th , Maria McGarry – Classical Pianist
The programme will include works by Debussy, Alkan, Liszt and Chopin.  With one of Ireland’s most successful and internationally acclaimed pianists.

Fri 18th,  David Copperfield, Young David’s life with his doting mother is thrown into turmoil when she marries the ruthless and violent Murdstone.  Hotbuckle Theatre Co. from the U.K. capture the haunting beauty of the Yarmouth coast and bustling Victorian London in their own distinctive style to tell the beloved story of Dickens favourite child as only they know how.

Sat 19th, An Bhean A Shúil Trasna Mheiriceá
A film based on the epic journey of Mary Devine, who with her four year old daughter, crossed America on foot in a desperate attempt to return home to West Kerry in the 1860’s.  Directed by John O’Donnell, this story of willpower and survival was discovered by her direct descendant, broadcaster and poet, Danny Sheehy. F

Fundraiser for K.W.I.N. – Kerry Womens Interactive Network.

Tues 22nd,Shell – Film Club, Manning a practically disused service station in the remotest highlands of Scotland, Shell lives with only her broken down mechanic father for company.  Directed by Scott Graham.  In association with Access Cinema.

Wed 23rd, An Evening of Charles Dickens Ghost Stories
Presented by Crowd Of Two Theatre Company, U.K., the programme features:  The Ghost in The Brides Chamber, The Trial For Murder, The Signalman among others.

Thurs 24th, Johnny Duhan, Just Another Town is regarded as one of the best Irish folk albums from the Limerick born singer songwriter who will perform works from the album on this tour.

JAZZ in Abbeyfeale at Glorach Theatre.  This musical extravaganza features the cream of local musical talent with Riona Curtin and Helen Hasenfuss performing ragtime; Mick O’Donnell and friends with their take on gospel; and Rebecca Stryker and Laura Sheehy singing songs from the musicals.  Members of the Abbeyfeale Youth Theatre will also perform.  Mick Guinane will kick off the proceedings with his trumpet and the second half is crammed full of jazz, with a jazz quintet from Limerick that will close the show.  MC for the evening is Marian Harnett, proceeds from this event will be used to support the Glorach Community theatre, more from Ann Lyons, The Square, Abbeyfeale or by phoning 087 6866450.

PICTURES: Knockanure School and GAA

ARTS Assembly weekend will draw to a close in the GAA clubhouse at 8pm on Sunday, October 20th in Abbeyfeale it feature choice snippets from the  plays ‘the Chastitute’, ‘Dancing with Lughnasa’, ‘the Field’ and ‘Big Maggie’ – all performed by 16 members of the Abbeyfeale Drama Group.  Dick Woulfe will take to the stage as a Sean chai, while Tom Lee becomes Hamlet. Be prepared for the hilarious antics of Katie Moloney in D’unbelieveables and the appearance of Nicky Cotter as a D-list superhero ,poet Jackie Harnett .  MC for the evening will be Richie Roche.  Tickets are available from the Farmers’ Market, Batt Harnett and Ann Lyons or by phoning 087 6866450.

The ISS will be visible in Ireland’s evening skies from until October 26th.

LIMERICK Institute of Technology has  confirmation that some of its courses achieved 100% employability for its graduates.

SONGS: Christie Hennessy Song Contest is among a number of events taking place in Tralee over the course of the weekend of 18th to 20th October at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee, including live music with the Troubadour Club on Friday 18th, a songwriting workshop on Saturday 20th, a young songwriter’s showcase on Sunday 20th and a series of interactive workshops with the WholeWorldBand music platform throughout the weekend.

BOOK: “North Kerry line” by Railway Historian Dr Alan O Rourke. Book Launch is provisionally fixed for Monday 25th November 2013 at the Lartigue Museum.

Let no one imagine that he will lose anything of human dignity by…voluntary sell-out of his all to his God. He does not by this degrade himself as a man; rather he finds his right place of high honour as one made in the image of his Creator. His deep disgrace lay in his moral derangement, his unnatural usurpation of the place of God. His honour will be proved by restoring again that stolen throne. In exalting God over all, he finds his own highest honour upheld. A. W. Tozer.

GATHERING of IT Tralee  former graduates at  Ballygarry House Hotel on Nov. 9th, IT Campus will be open from10.30am to 4pm on the day also.

SUDAN from local point of view,


CARS: Some Kerry motor vehicles registered in 1911-12. Taken from Irish Motor Directory Annual 1911-12 Edited by Henry G Tempest. More on MyKerryAncestors

IN 69 James Woulfe Flanagan, Caherdown, Listowel.
IN 71 J.E.J. Julian, Kilflynn.
IN 74 William Sweeney, Dromlought, Lisselton Cross.
IN 85 William P McElligott, Waterville.
IN 68 Peter Enderson, Tralee Motor Garage, Edward St., Tralee.
IN 72 E F McCowan.
IN 92 G J Pierse, Bishops Court, Lixnaw.
IN 98 T V Hewson 16 Princess St., Tralee.
IN 100  John H Pierse, Listowel.
IN 101 John T McKenna, Market St., Listowel.
IN 109 J D Crosbie, Ballyheigue Castle.
IN 116 Henry Edward Flower,6 Denny Street, Tralee.
IN 119 Thaddeus T O Connor, Ardmachree, Killarney.
IN 123 Thomas Armstrong, Gurtinard, Listowel.
IN 125 Thomas B M Egliston, 26a Charges Street, Piccadilly.
IN 129 George S Davidge, Tannavalla, Listowel.
IN 130 Sir M Ross O Connell Bart, Lakeview, Killarney.
IN 135 David Walsh, Ballylongford.
IN 144 Mrs A Low, Sillahertane, Kilgarvan.
IN 146 Admiral Jefferys, Lickeen, Caragh, S.O.
IN 148 Gerald James Pierce, Bishops Court, Lixnaw.
IN 155 John J Kennelly, William Street, Listowel.
IF 64 John J Kennelly, Clought Hall, Listowel, registered in Cork.
IF 174 Joseph Goulding, 50 Birchfield Road, Fermoy, registered in Cork.
IU 88 Rev William Fenton, CC, Abbeyfeale, registered in Limerick.
RI 1285, Dublin reg. Thomas Armstrong, Gurtinard Listowel.
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