Knockanure Notes – 15th October, 2012

THANKS: Knockanure Community Centre , We would like to thank everyone who contributed to our most recent Church Gate Collection.  Total collected was €495.  This is greatly appreciated and will be used for the upkeep of the Community Centre.  Thank You

PARTY: Follow the Pumpkin Trail to our Traditional Halloween Party at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday 28th October 7pm to 9pm.   Fun and games, face painting, Disco and Lots Lots more…

BARN Dance in Knockanure Community Centre on Friday November 2nd – 9pm to 12.30 Music by Dermot Lyons.  Prizes for best dresses costumes.  Ring the centre for tickets on 068 49799.  (Proceeds to Knockanure Community Centre)

THANKS: Promoters of Knockanure Tidy Towns wish to convey their very sincere gratitude to those who contributed in any way to the success of the Table Top Sale on Sunday last.  The participation of so many was heart-warming & showed a true Community Spirit.

ALZHEIMERS, Memory Lane Concert, Nov. 3rd at 8pm at St John’s, Listowel.

CLASSES for adults at Tarbert Comprehensive School, details from 068 36105.

CONGRATULATIONS to local writer and film director Gerard Barrett who has been chosen as one of the top 10 Rising Stars by the British Film Institute.

JOURNALS are now being prepared for the Christmas season, photos and articles are being sought.

GROW seminar at the Devon Hotel on Oct. 17th at 7.30pm.

CANCER Support Group meet at the Arms Hotel on 17th Oct. at 8pm.

AGM of St Michaels Churchyard Committee will be held at St Patrick’s Hall on 22nd Oct at 8pm.

NOMINATIONS for Volunteer Awards, closing date 26th Oct. details from 066 7117966.

TRIBUTE Night to long time movie maker John Lynch at Classic Movieplex, Listowel on Wed 17th at 8pm.

SET dance classes for beginners will take place at the Top of the Town, Athea every Monday at 9pm and Matt McCoy’s Bar, Abbeyfeale every Tuesday at 9pm,  more from 087-9267037 .

MENTAL Wellness exhibition at the Brandon Hotel on Sunday and Monday 21st and 22nd of Oct. from 10am onwards.

CAREGIVERS Information Evening will be held at the Listowel Family Centre on Oct. 24th at 7.30pm.

CRAFT Fair in Ballybunion on Sun. 21st starting at Noon.

TOUR of England; The twenty one member Irish Rambling house group are going to England on November 1 to entertain the exiles in Birmingham, Haringey, Harrow & Derby, more information visit

MASS at Rock ‘Poll An Aifrinn’, Keelacloghane Wood, Miltown on Sunday, October 21st at 3.30pm will  be offered for the beatification of Fr. Tadhg Moriarty, O.P and companions.  It will be preceded by the Rosary at 3.10pm.  The celebrant will be Very Rev Fr. Gregory Carroll OP, Prior Provincial of the Irish Dominicans.

PRAYER: Afternoon of prayer at Scartaglen Church on Oct. 21st at 2.30pm.

DEATH has taken place of Tim Griffin on October 8th 2012. Tim was a native of Coolagown, Listowel. Tim is survived by his wife Moria Sheahan, sons Tim and Seamus, daughters Maria and Kathleen and sister Mrs Molyneaux.  Following Requiem Mass in Listowel Church on Wednesday 10th October 2012 Tim Griffin was laid to rest in St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

Tim was always a very active member of the community and took a great number of photographs and contributed articles on local historic events, holy wells, grottos, convents and old dwellings. Tim also taped folklore. Articles he contributed to the Ballyguiltenane Journal include; In the 30th edition Tim wrote and illustrated the history of the Listowel Presentation Convent1844 to 2007,among the photos is an inside view of the Convent Church and congregation on the last mass celebrated there on 26th Aug. 2007. In the 31st edition of the journal we find Tim giving a summary of devotion to Our Blessed Lady down the centuries, with a lovely picture of the Crown and Cross on the Rosary Basilica in Lourdes, the treasures were donated by the Irish people. Later on in the 34th edition, he gives coverage with many photos of the Monks Road through the bog from Finuge to Dysert.

DEATH of  Con Mulvihill took place in Birmingham  on October 3rd 2012, aged 87 years. His remains were taken to  Our Lady of the Rosary  Church, on Monday 15th October 2012 at 4.30pm. Requiem Mass on Tuesday 16th October 2012 at 12.00 noon followed by the burial at Brandwood End Cemetery. Con Mulvihill was a native of Glenalappa East, Moyvane, son of  Pat Mulvihill and Nora Sheehy and his  Siblings include, Jer, Mai, Mike, Jim, Martin, and Pat. Con was a child when his mother died and his elder brother Jer then aged 13 took the place of his mother and did all the housework.

DEATH took place of  Denis Flaherty of Aughrim, Moyvane, he was born 17th May 1928 to William Flaherty and Nora Hanrahan. His siblings include Liam, Jim, Con, Kitty, Mary Jo Bunce, Peg Brassil,  and Nora Galvin. Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on October 6th 2012, Denis Flaherty was laid to rest in the Family grave in Murhur Churchyard.

Death took place of Gerard F Horgan of Gortdromasillihy, Moyvane, he was predeceased by his mother Mary who died in June 2012, his father died in 2006. Gerard is survived by his three brothers, Aunts and uncle Gerard Stack, Following Requiem Mass in Moyvane Church on 5th October 2012, Gerard Francis Horgan was laid to rest beside his parents at Ahavoher Graveyard, Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Danny Enright, Pat Stack, 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, Sean Broderick, Frank Thornton, Jack Dunne, Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Mass on Sat. 20th at 7.30pm for Jerry Galvin, Mass on Sun.21 st at 10.00am for Michael & Julie O’Sullivan and the

11.00am Mass is for Sean Broderick.

PASTORAL Area Listowel, training at St Patrick’s Hall on Tues. 23rd and 30th from 8 to 9-30pm.

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection for the Propagation of the Faith on Sat. 20th & Sun. 21st October.
Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass.
Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm.
Adoration  Moyvane   Sun.  4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers:Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am, Jerry Duggan;
Knockanure: Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

MISSION Sunday takes place this year on 21st October.  It is the one day set aside each year for Catholics worldwide to recommit themselves to the Church’s missionary activity through prayer and sacrifice.  This Mission Sunday Collection is about supporting Young Churches and missionaries in meeting the spiritual and material needs of men, women and children in poorer countries overseas.

THOUGHT: When I was young I was sure of everything; in a few years, having been mistaken a thousand times, I was not half so sure of most things as I was before; at present, I am hardly sure of anything but what God has revealed to me. John Wesley.

FARMERS Walk in Dublin;

Moyvane /Knockanure Community Games
The A.G.M. of Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games will be held in the Marian Hall on Monday 15th October at 7.30pm.  We had a very successful year for Our Area, and we hope to continue this into 2013.  We would like to see new people coming on board.  If you or more important your children have interest in any Community Games Activity or Events, please come to our meeting.  Community Games cater for children U6 – U16 in Athletics Team and Culture Events.

ANNUAL Village Festival on the October Bank Holiday weekend are being finalised at present.  An action packed, fun filled weekend is promised.  Full details will be available in the Moyvane Notes in The Kerryman and on posters locally.  On Sunday October 28th in conjunction with the Village Festival and the Vintage Display, there will be a Small Business Trade & Craft Fair.  This is the 3rd year for this event which has proved very popular.  Display space is free, but as space is limited, early booking is essential.  For booking please contact 068 49298 or 087 2733305.

I.C.A.:  meeting on Tuesday 16th October at 8pm.

MUSIC Classes with Nicole Doyle at the Marian Hall every Saturday at 12.00 noon.

AWARE;  Benefit Night at the Dogs on Saturday 10th November.  Doors open at 7pm.  First race at 7.50pm at the Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Tralee.  Cost is €20, ticket includes entry for 2 adults & 2 kids to the race track on the night.  First prize €500.   Tickets available at the Post Office, Creamery, Molly’s, Holly’s & Kennelly’s.

IRISH: Coláiste Íde, Beatha agus Sláinte.  Beidh laethanta oscailte I gColáiste Íde sa Daingean ar an 20 & 21 Deireadh Fómhair óna 12-5 ar an dá lá.  Breis eolais ó 066 9151211.  Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding open days on the 20th & 21st of October from 12-5 each day.  More information from 066 9151211.

TOASTMASTERS club meets in the Desmond Complex on the first and third Wednesdays of the month from September to May.  The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 17.  . Further information from Bill on 087 9070223 or Bridget on 087 4146732.

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER WEEKEND: Husbands and Wives, why not give your spouse a special gift of a marriage enrichment weekend away with you in Killarney from November 9th (8pm) to November 11th (4pm) .. It is for both the recently married and for those married for many years. For details and booking visit: or phone 064 6644319.

EDMUND RICE 250: To reunite, reconcile, give thanks and look to the future. An invitation from the Edmund Rice/Christian Brothers Past Pupils & Friends Steering Committee to an evening with former President Mary McAleese to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Edmund Rice. This will take place at the Convention Centre, Dublin Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1. Queries to Vanessa Moss on 01 8196782.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: On Tuesday, October 16th at 8pm, – WilliamTalbot-Crosbie & his time in Ardfert (Repeat lecture) with Tommy O’Connor

TOUR of England: The Irish Rambling House 2012 Tour  Venues are: Thursday Nov 1st Birmingham Irish Centre Dig Beth – Minstrel Music 01216223763
Friday Nov 2nd Haringey Irish Centre Pretoria Road – 02088853490

Sat Nov 3rd Harrow Salvatorian College, High Road, Harrow Weald – 02088630059
Sunday Nov 4th Derby Irish Centre, Beckett St – 01332 763783