Knockanure Notes 15th February, 2015

ENROLMENT: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost,  Knockanure   Enrolment Week   2015 :   If  you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost  please call to the school , 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. to collect your Enrolment Form. Fáilte Romhaibh !

WEDDING: Best wished to Nicola Mulvihill of Moyvane  and Fabian Corkery of Faha who were married in the Cathedral in Killarney on 7th February 2015. Bridesmaid was Deirdre O Riordan and Best man was Tony Mullins. The Bride is daughter of Noel and Ann Mulvihill.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Noreen Quinn of Kilmorna who recently celebrated her birthday with a party in Listowel.

PANCAKE: Knockanure Community Centre: Pancake Tues. 17th Feb. 2015 – 11am to 1pm.  Come and enjoy a great morning with homemade pancakes flipped on the griddle by our local cooks.  Young and not so young will be very welcome.  Bus available by Kerry Flyer on usual routes.

THANKS to Moyvane Youth Club another defibrillator is now in position at the Marian Hall.

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw Church on Tuesday 17th at 7.30pm The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

WRITERS’ Week, competition entries closing date is March 2nd 2015.

BOOKS: 19 -22 Feb, The Limerick Literary Festival.

PASTORAL AREA LENTEN TALK: By Dr. Barry O’Donoghue on ‘Caring for the Earth in a practical way in Kerry’ will take place in St. John’s Theatre on Monday Feb. 23rd at 8.00 p.m.

DEATH took place on 13th February 2015 of Mrs Ellen Enright, nee Enright, Lisaniskea. She was predeceased by her husband Jerry and is survived by her children Helen, Margaret Mary, Teresa, John, Jerry and Dan, sister, brother, grandchildren, daughters in law, sons in law, sisters in law, nephews and nieces. Remains coming to Knockanure Church on Sunday evening at 7.30pm.  Burial after 12 noon Requiem Mass on Monday in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. Ellen was daughter of Jerry Enright and Nell Finucane of Lisaniskea they are buried in Old Knockanure Churchyard.

DEATH occurred on February 7th 2015  of Marina Lynch (née Behan)
78 O Connells Avenue, Listowel. Survived by her husband Michael, children Derry, Kay, Michael, Sean, Betty, Martin and Brendan. Brothers Michael and Brendan, sister Kitty, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Requiem mass for Marina Lynch was celebrated on Monday 9th February 2015 at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Claire Keane sang the hymns. Marina loved to recall her summer holidays in Knockanure with her grandmother.

DEATH has taken place of Corneilus Neily McCarthy of Stokers Lawn, Listowel. Funeral Mass for Neily McCarthy was on Sunday 8th February 2015 in St. Mary’s Church Listowel. Burial afterwards in John Paul the 2nd Cemetery, Ballybunion Road, Listowel. His grandfather was a native of Knockanure.

DEATH occurred on February 8th 2015 of Margaret (Maeve) O’Brien (Nee Galvin) Railway Tce, Tralee, wife of the late Maurice and mother of Eamon, Marie, Brendan, Josephine, Maurice, Francis, Elizabeth and John,  brother of  Brendan Galvin, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law. Requiem Mass  Tuesday at St. John’s Church, Tralee. Funeral afterwards to New Rath Cemetery. Maeve O Brien was a native of Patch Duagh.

DEATH occurred in New York on 24th January 2015 of Mikey (Mush) Reidy of New York and 16 Abbeylands, Rathkeale. Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Rathkeale, on Friday 13th, followed by burial of ashes in St. Joseph’s New Cemetery, Rathkeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Catherine Fitzmaurice, Pat Hudson, Mairead Moore, Pat J Kennelly, Dan Connor, Peg Leahy, Eileen Larkin, Dan Green, Sean Og OCeallachain, Seamus McDermott, Elizabeth Sweeney, Maureen Lyons, Tom Relihan, Molly Kissane, Sean Bradley, Emmet Leahy, Mary Scully, Michael O Connor, Carmel Hynes, Kathleen Flavin, Mary Carroll. Mass on Tues. 17th at 7.30pm for Catherine Scanlon, Months Mind. Mass on Thurs. 19th at 7.30pm for Tom O’Connor. Mass on Fri. 20th  at 7.30pm for Emmet Leahy. Mass on Sat. 21st at  6.00pm for Fr Michael Buckley, Months Mind and 7.30pm Mass is for Noreen, Michael & Stephen Kiely. Mass on Sun. 22nd at  

 11.00am for Catherine Hudson, Months Mind.
ASH Wednesday is a day of Fast & Abstinence. Mass on Wed.18th Ash Wednesday at 10.00am  in Knockanure and  7.30pm  in      Moyvane. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan & Annie Coulson. 11am Paul & Anthony Kiely. Knockanure 10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

QUIZ: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost,  Knockanure: Congratulations to the Quiz Teams from our local school who performed so well at the Credit Union Quiz in Listowel recently. The Under 11 team who came 3rd were – Katie Keane, Tadhg O’ Connor, Niall Horgan, & Megan Large.
The Under 13 team put in a great performance and won in this category.  The team is – Rachel Horgan, Ollie Moran, Cian Murphy, & Ryan Large.  This team now goes forward to the Regional Final on March 1st. Well done also to our other Under 11 team : Lauren Duffy, Keira Large, Reece Benham & Tara Enright, who also attained a great score in the Quiz.

CLOTHES Collection is taking place Thursday 19th February at 11am  at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may be dropped at the Community Centre on Wednesday 18th 6-8pm.  All old clothes, curtains, bags, shoes etc accepted (no pillows/duvets).  Thanks for the support!

RETREAT: An Evening of Prayer and Reflection for the Parish of Moyvane and Knockanure will be held at The Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday 4th March, commencing at 8pm.  Please contact Nodie Brosnan (49352), Julia Stack (49401) or Bridie Shine (49103).

SENIOR: Moyvane/Knockanure Senior Citizens meeting will be held in the Marian Hall on Wednesday 18th February at 8pm after Mass.

TROCAIRE Boxes can be found in both churches.

BLOOD Donor Clinic:  This clinic will be held on the 16th – 19th  February 2015, in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. Monday  5pm – 8.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday  from 3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm.  Donor Line : 1850 731 137

LISTOWEL CANCER SOCIETY will meet  in Listowel Arms Hotel on Wednesday 17th February at 8 pm.

SAMARITANS: Interested in becoming a volunteer? Information Evening in the Manor West Hotel on Wednesday February 18th at 8pm. If you need to talk to the Samaritans phone 116 123 .

CARERS GROUP The monthly meeting of the carers group at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Monday. February 16 at 12 noon. New members welcome.

STATIONS of the Cross: Let us prepare for our Lenten Journey.  Please join in The Way of the Cross on Thursday Evenings at 7.30pm or after Mass.

AGM ; Moyvane/Knockanure Parish;  The Annual General Meeting of The Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Liturgy Group will take place on Friday Night 27th February, 2015 at 8pm in the Marian Hall.  New Members welcome.  It is important for the Parish to have as many Lay people as possible involved in the ADMINISTRATION of the faith and the day to day running of our Parish – so please come along to our A.G.M. on Friday night 27th February, 2015.  As the Gospel tells us “Labourers are needed in the Vineyard”, with the changes that are happening in the Church and the shortage of Priests – your input into the running of our PARISH IS MUCH NEEDED and appreciated.

RECOVERY HAVEN CANCER SUPPORT HOUSE announce the start of their first Women’s & Men’s Cancer Support Groups. An information evening is to be held at 5 Haigs Terrace, Tralee on Wednesday February 18th from 6pm to 7pm. Contact Mairead on 0667192122 .

ST JOHNS: On Thursday 19th The Jeremiahs, a four piece traditional folk band. Fri. 20th Brendan Shine. Wed. 25th new play presented by Zyber Theatre Tralee, called Criss Cross, more from 068 22566.

TALK:  The Diocesan Bible Ministry Committee has invited Fr. Michael Mullins to give a talk on the Gospel of St. John in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee, on Saturday 28th February 2015, from 11.00a.m. until 1.00p.m..

FATIMA 2015:  Pilgrimage 11th – 18th May 2015. Direct flight from Dublin  Airport, details from Maureen Harty : Tel. 066-7131328.

ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN will be the guest speaker in St. John’s Church, Tralee at the Journeying in Hope Evening of Prayer and Reflection, on Tuesday February 24th from 7.30-8.30pm.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE run at Listowel Frc from Monday. March 2-Wednesday. March 4 inclusive. Contact (068) 23584.

WISHING a speedy recovery to Fr. Noel Spring, welcome new priest Fr. Piotr Delimat.

THOUGHT: Quite honestly, most people are quick to “write someone off.” But our God is a God of the second chance. Learn from One who is patient with you, and you’ll learn to be patient with others. Woodrow Kroll

KNOCKNAGOSHEL Freeman and Then and Now the 31st Edition is full of information, pictures and stories documenting past and present events in the Knocknagoshel area. Containing 82 pages, begins with a school picture in front, inside troubled times are recalled, Bob Brown shot, Jimmy Hickey bayonetted to death, Civil War, Christmas Arrests, Captain Pat Coyne and Young Denny shot, the Baranarig Mine, narrow escape and machinegun transport, Reprisals at Ballyseedy, O Donoghue house taken over, Dan Murphy executed,

More people involved on both sides of the national fighting are recorded also including Mollie Cotter and her connection with Dev and the Flannigan sisters. Brother against brother and profile of many of the men involved. The GAA is well covered, Kerry Roll of Honour, Mid March Highlights 2014, Sporting September, Last Football Final at Pairc Breathnacht 2000 and many team pictures taken recently. Knocknagoshel deaths are extensively covered from recent 2014 and also 1964 list. Among these remembered are, Johnny Joy, Kathleen Kelly and Jim Murphy. Other events covered in clude Rambling House, War 1, Creamery AGM, 5K Run, Monument unveiled, Postmen, London Person of the Year, Coursing, Horse fair and cycling. Many short snippets of interest also included in the magazine.

BOOK: Mary Kury will launch her new book about Ardagh Graveyard in Ardagh Hall on Saturday 28th February 2015, following the 7.30pm Mass in Saint Molua’s Church. The book includes a history of the site which includes the Ardagh Church Graveyard, Old graveyard and the new section which opened 20 years ago. Her late father Jerry Mc Mahon published the Headstone Inscriptions of Ardagh Cemetery in 1995 from work he undertook in 1981. Mary has updated all these headstones as well as including the additional headstones over the past 34 years.  She also takes a look at the design of the headstones and the stonemasons who created the carvings on the headstones. The book also includes a photograph of each memorial

The passenger ferry from Dun Laoghaire to Holyhead will sail the seas no more. It signals the end of an era for generations of emigrants who routinely caught the mail boat and voyaged across the Irish Sea to seek fame and fortune and a better life, far away from John Bull’s other island.

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