Knockanure Notes — 15th January, 2017

FITNESS: Morning fitness class for everyone in the Community commenced on Thursday 12th January at 9.30am in Knockanure Community Centre. Fun fitness for all levels of Fitness, All welcome

Evening classes at 7.30pm every Thursday – step in tone. All welcome. Call Maggie Large on 087/9866533.

PADRE PIO Prayer meeting in Lixnaw on third Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.

DANCER: Local Seán Slemon danced in 25 championships. He won 22 of them and in two others came 2nd  and 3rd. Sean is the Scottish, British and Irish champion.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 13th January 2017. No winner of €16,800.

Numbers drawn were 1, 12, 20 and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Brendan Daly, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Shane Hanrahan, The Hill, Moyvane; 3. Margaret Clancy, Knockanure; 4. John Twomey, Kilmorna, and 5. Conor Hartnett, c/o Flynn’s Bar. Next draw to be held on Friday 20th January with a jackpot to be €16,900.

AGM of Knockanure GAA Football Club. The Knockanure Football Club AGM is to be held on Thursday the 2nd of February 2017 at 8:30pm sharp within the Club Rooms.All nominations and motions must be given to Willie J Leahy, Secretary (087 7945913) by Thursday 26th January the latest.

DEATH: Mary Bourke, nee O’Connor of Loughanes and Killiney, died 9th January 2017.

The death took place of Josephine Josie Brassil (née Hanrahan), Tarmons Hill, on 11th January 2017.

DEATH: The death has occurred of Kathleen O’Connor (née Stack) The Hill, Knockanure. Wife of the late Jim and sister of the late Willie, Timmy, Dolly, Mai, and Margaret Stack. Survived by her sons Jerry, Edward, and James, sister-in-law Kathleen Stack, daughters-in-law Louise, Mary, and Martina, granddaughters Aoife, Tara, and Niamh, nephews and nieces. Kathleen born 1924, was daughter of Edmond Stack and Bridget O’Hanlon of the Hill, Moyvane. She married Jim in 1956. Requiem Mass for Kathleen was celebrated on the 12th of January at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery.  Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin McNamara our Parish Priest assisted by Fathers Tom McMahon, Brendan O’Callaghan, Liam Keane and Tom Healy (from Longford).Stephen Donegan, sang the hymns and played the organ. While mass was being celebrated, the church was glowing with the lovely sunshine, through the windows. But as soon as the coffin was removed from the hearse for burial, an unmerciful shower of hailstones and wind, tested the resolve of all of us at the graveside.

DEATH on 12th January 2017, of Noreen O’Connor, nee Larkin, Kilbaha who passed away in her 90th year. Predeceased by her husband Willie, daughter Angela and grandson Darragh. Survived by her daughters, Mary, Patricia, Kay, Teresa, Catherine, and Geraldine and her son John, her brother Fr. Paddy Larkin, Kansas, sons-in-law, Tony, Micheál, Seán, John (Gunn) and John (Fitzgerald) and daughter-in-law Eileen, sister-in-law Moira and brother-in-law Connie, grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Requiem Mass on Sunday at 11am in Moyvane Church for Noreen. Interment afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Connie Shine, Michael Moloney, Mike Joe Stack, Maighread Scanlon, Kit Scanlon, Catherine Hudson, Con Anthony O’Connor, Jack Lynch, Mai McCarthy, Eileen Kennelly, Sean Culhane, Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Fr. Michael Buckley, Catherine Carmody, Johnny O’Hanlon, Eileen Collins, Fr. James Noonan, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Fiona O’Connor, Joe V Buckley, Paul Stack, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Sr. Enda Beasley. Masses Moyvane;  Mon  16th at 7.30pm  for              Catherine Scanlon, Husband John and son Tom, Wed  18th at 7.30pm  for Mary O’Sullivan,  & Dec of her Family, Fri  20th at  7.30pm  for  Eileen Collins, Sat  21st at 7.30pm  for Emma O’Brien (nee Holly),parents John and Bridget and husband Jack, Sun   22nd  at 11.00am  for Dick Stack.

Mass Knockanure; Thurs  19th at  7.30pm for  Pat Lane, Sun  22nd   at 10.00am for Living & Deceased of the Quinn, Leahy, Brandon & Mulvihill Families.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm. MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

UNWANTED CHRISTMAS GIFTS:  There has been a remarkable response with huge amounts of gifts being left at both Cribs. The Cribs and baskets will be in place until next Sunday.

MEETING:  Our Parish Pastoral Council (PPC) hold their first meeting of 2017 on Tuesday 17th.  Fr. Gearóid Godley, Director of the Pastoral Centre and head of Pastoral planning in our Diocese, was invited to attend the meeting.

BLOOD Transfusion Service will be holding a Blood Donor Clinic in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th January from 6 to 9pm each evening. 3000 units of blood are required every week.

KERRY DOWN SYNDROME:  would sincerely like to thank all who contributed to their Church Gate Collection in Knockanure on Sunday 1st Jan which amounted to €312.10.  Very many thanks indeed.

FERGUS HEFFERNAN: will speak to parents/guardians on Fri 20th January in The Presentation Secondary School, Listowel at 7pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

FAMILY CARERS IRELAND:  are proving the QQI Level 5 Healthcare Support Award in your area based on demand in Feb 2017.  One Day workshops also available. For more info contact 057/9322920.

THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  are holding their Annual National Church Gate collection on Sat 21st & Sun 22nd Jan.  Your support is much appreciated. For further info ( Jackie 086/3953387.

FEELING BLUE – LET ST. PIO HELP YOU; The English Bishops have nominated St. Padre Pio the Patron Saint of stress relief and the ‘January blues’.  Cardiff University identified the third Monday in January as the most depressing day of the year.  The Bishops re-designated it as ‘Don’t worry, Be Happy’ Day in honour of the great St. Padre Pio’s famous advice.  “Pray, hope and don’t worry’, which is pretty good advice to keep in mind on those days you’re feeling low.  Help us St. Pio.

PRAYER INTENTION FOR HOMELESS:  Pope Francis has made an urgent appeal to all of us for the month of January to pray daily for the homeless.

THOUGHT: Character is not a God-given gift; it is built by our choices. — Amelia Gaillard

GLÓRACH NOTES: staging of the John B Keane play The Highest House on the Mountain.  This play will be opened at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, January 12 with further shows on the, 17, 20, 21 and 22.

BENNY THADE’S RAMBLING HOUSE:  Takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on the third Thursday of each month, the first one of the New Year will be held on Thursday, January 19.

GAA fundraiser for Athea on February 4th at The Devon Inn Hotel.

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB IN LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, January 19 from 8 -10pm. Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

Toastmasters meeting Wednesday, January 18 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

WALK – RUN A 6 week walk or run programme commenced in Tarbert on Saturday, January 14, in association with Operation Transformation Walk Day.

GLIN Going Strong: The next meeting will be held on Monday 23rd January at 2pm in The Lanterns Hotel where a meal will be served at about 3.30 pm after a couple of games of bingo.  Please phone Audrey on 068-34698 if you are going.

CLOTHES Collection: The next clothing collection for St Fergus’ N.S. and Ballyguiltenane N.S. is on the 20th January.

DANCE Class – Irish dance classes with Johnny Cronin have resumed in Ceol Community Hall Glin from 4pm on Tuesdays.

SILVER SURFER AWARDS: nominate a friend over 50 for awards those who are new to IT, Hobbies on the net etc.  Closing date 17th February 2017.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE – The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 18th & 25th Jan. 7pm to 8.30pm. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Stone upon stone: buildings in Ardfert district by Donal Stack, Thur. 19th Jan. 8pm to 10pm. Self-Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat. 28th Jan. 9.45am to 4pm Contact Anna O’Donoghue 0879447105.

WEEK of prayer for Christian unity 2017; The Week of Prayer for Christian Unity is marked between the 18th and 25th of January every year. (The 18th and 25th, are the Feast Days of St Peter and St Paul). Catholic Schools Week 2017 is from January 29, 2017 – February 4, 2017

PLAY: Athea Drama Group comedy ‘Anyone Could Rob a Bank’, will be staged at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall on Feb 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th & 19th. The cast is made up of Oliver McGrath, Tommy Denihan, Tom O’Keeffe, Angeline O’Donnell, Annette O’Donnell, Roger Ryan,  Michael O’Connor & Damien Ahern.

KERRY PEER SUPPORT NETWORK: runs a Recovery Group every Wednesday from 10.30am to 11.30am in Rahoonane Community Centre. The group is led by people with self-experience of mental health challenges. No referrals needed so just come along and join us.

UGANDA has the world’s second largest refugee camp that is sheltering up to 270,000 people, according to news reports.

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WITH FR SEAN O SHEEHY:  How the Catholic Faith helps us deal with the following life issues: 1. Putting God’s Word to work in your life. 2. Faith and Self-esteem. 3. Faith and Self-worth. 4. Faith and Faulty Thinking. 5. Faith and Anger Management. 6. Faith and Grief/Loss. 7. Faith and Stress / Anxiety. 8. Faith and Guilt. These topics will be presented on Tuesday nights from 7.00pm. to 8.30pm. Beginning on January 24th, for 8 weeks. All are welcome. Bring your Bible. If you wish to attend please register with Denise at the Parish office. You will benefit from the study of these topics personally and in your care for others. The venue is the Parish Meeting Room beside the Church Building in Listowel.

GRANTS: 50 incoming students to Mary Immaculate College are to benefit from a scholarship scheme worth €100, 000. From September this year Mary I will offer 50 entrance scholarships to first year students across their nine undergraduate programmes. The scholarships, valued at €2000 each, will be offered on the basis of results obtained in the Leaving Certificate. Twenty of the scholarships will be offered on the college’s Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) programme and fifteen on Liberal Arts. Five each will be offered on their Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Care and Education and St. Patrick’s Campus, Thurles programmes, with three for the Bachelor of Education and Psychology and two for the BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre.

TARBERT’S 1916 / WAR OF INDEPENDENCE – booklet is now available in local retail outlets.

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: with the Priory Institute. Visit or Phone: 01 4048124 Application deadline 28th February.

AWARE: Depression Support Group meets:

Killarney: Mondays, KDYS at 7pm

Tralee: Tuesdays, St John’s Parish Centre at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

ACCORD: Offers an affordable professional counselling service. Contact ACCORD Tralee at 066- 7122280.

JIGSAW KERRY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Please phone 066 7186785 or email us on [email protected] . If you are under 18 you will require parental/guardian consent to attend, it is very important to note that Jigsaw Kerry is not an emergency service.

HAPPINESS cannot be travelled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.– Denis Waitley.

SCHOOL: Jersey School inspectors report.

The Present conditions of war and work are, of course highly inconvenient and somewhat detrimental to primary education as several of our best school buildings are occupied by the military and many of our teachers have joined the Army. Again, the potato cropping, lifting and shipping off – being the staple industry of Jersey and requiring much juvenile labour in spring and summer time – school attendance necessarily suffers. – William Henry Venables Vernon, 3rd May 1915.

Freemans Journal 1763-1924, Saturday, January 07, 1865; Page: 3

The Constabulary, Listowel.—James Brereton, Esq , S.I., Listowel has been removed to Bantry. During Capt. Brereton’s residence for four years in Listowel he earned the respect and kindly feelings of all classes by a strict and attentive discharge of the duties of his office. We hope that his removal is but the forerunner of promotion, which would afford great satisfaction to the people of Listowel.

—From a Correspondent. A Leicester coroner’s jury have denounced the wearing of crinoline By domestic servants whilst engaged in their household duties. A very sad case occurred in the borough. A young woman was literally roasted in consequence of her expanded garments catching fire, and the Jury Directed attention to the means of remedying such calamities. The death of a lady in the same county from a similar accident is also reported.


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Saturday, February 12, 1876; Page: 6


FREE Passages are granted by the Government to Female Domestic Servants of all

kinds, who are quite free to engage with whom they please at the best wages they can get. Wages, 25 to £30 a year all found. Free Passages given to agricultural Labourers, whether married or single. Wages £30 to £50 a year, with board and lodging. Assisted Passages to Mechanics on payment of £4. Wages as under, —Blacksmiths, 12s to 14s a day; Carpenters, 12s to 14s do.; Shoemakers, 9s to 10s do.; Shipwrights, 10s to 12s do.; Tailors, 9s to 10s do.; Miners, 10s to £1 do. The above need not want work a single hour after landing.

Apply personally or by letter to the Agent General for Queensland, 32, Charing Cross, London, S.W. ; or to John Splaine, Ahaquilla, Clonakilty; W. Kingston, 32, North Main Street; D. O’Meara, 1, Lavitt’s Quay, Daniel Murphy Main Street, Charleville; Michael Coghlan, Railway Weighbridge, Fermoy; D. M. Williams, Macroom; James Scott and Co., Queenstown; J. Levis, Skibbereen; Mr. Denis Lyons, Draper, Listowel, Co. Kerry.


MAGAZINE: Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine

Scralm Road on a January day in 2017. Two hundred years ago Pádraig Liath Ó Conchubhair and the Scralm poets composed dánta Gaeilge here. Long before that, prehistoric peoples used Fulachtaí Fia here for cooking and maybe for brewing beer! Would you like to write something about Scralm na nGabhar? Would you like to do an interview about this magic place? Send your messages to [email protected]


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