Knockanure Notes — 15th May, 2016

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS on 17th. May In Lixnaw  with Rosary, Mass and Benediction.  The witness will be given by Joan Hussey, Tralee on the subject of Coping with the loss of a child through a road accident.

ROSARY: continues before 10am Sunday Mass in Knockanure and at the Grotto opposite Moyvane Church on Tuesday evenings at 8pm.

KNOCKANURE QUEEN OF THE MAY PROCESSION:  This procession will take place at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure on Sunday 22nd May at 3pm.  The procession will be led by the First Holy Communion children.  The theme this year will be “Year Of Mercy” as declared by Pope Francis.   If you wish to make a donation for flowers, please give your donation to organizer Margaret, Sacristan, Knockanure.

CONFIRMATION PLEDGE: Pledge Sunday will be Sunday 22nd at the 10am Mass in Knockanure.  Take the Pledge to abstain from alcohol and drugs until the age of 18.

EXAM MASS: A special Mass for all in our Parish taking the Junior and Leaving Cert exams will be celebrated on Friday 27th May in Moyvane Church at 7.30pm

FEAST OF ST. BRENDAN was on Monday May 16th, patron saint of the Diocese of Kerry

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Brandon Hotel, Monday May 16th from 5pm to 8.30pm, Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th from 3pm to 5pm and 7pm to 9pm. Donor line 1850 731 137.

BEST WISHES to Diarmuid Woods and Niamh Butler who got married at Holy Cross Church, Killea, Dunmore East on May 7th 2016.Celebrant was Fr. Liam Power, Bridesmaid Charlene Roche. Best Man John Guidera. Pageboys, Oisin and James Woods. Flower Girl, Tara Woods.

CONGRATULATIONS: To Mike and Margaret Lynch on the marriage of their daughter Michelle to Paul Crowley, Mallow whose wedding took place on Friday 6th.

BEST WISHES:  To Listowel Celtic who will contest the U13 Kerry Cup Final on May 24th.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results .Draw was held on Friday 6th May. No winner of jackpot of €13,500.Numbers drawn were 4 – 21 – 24 – 26.Lucky dip winners were; 1. Mike Collins, Woodford, Listowel;2. John Murphy, Brosna; 3. Denise Shine, Listowel;4. Peg Moloney, Ballylongford;5. Breda O’Keeffe, Kilmorna.

DEATH took place of Tom Liston, Lower Athea, on 9th May 2016. Predeceased by his brothers Mickie & Dan. Sadly missed by his loving sister Biddens, cousins, other relatives, kind neighbours and a large circle of friends. Requiem Mass for Tom was celebrated on Thursday in St. Bartholomew’s Church, burial after in Holy Cross Cemetery. Tom was son of Dan Liston and Mary Enright.

DEATH occurred on the10th of May, 2016  of Bridget Beaton (née Walsh) Ahalahana, Moyvane. Predeceased by her husband James and is mother of Margaret, Eilish, Hamish, Mary, Líam, Barbara, and Jane.  Regretted by her sixteen grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, brothers James and Billy, sister Sinéad, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass on Friday, the 13th of May at 12 noon followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH occurred 8th May 2016 of Paul Dalton,Templeathea, Predeceased by his mother Mairéad, father Patsy, brothers Shamie and Doc. Sadly missed by his devoted family, wife Margaret (Vaughan), son Rory and daughter Maeve, brothers Joe and Tony (Athea), sisters Kathleen Matthey (Tramore), Betty Hajjar (Texas), Margaret De-Gruchy (Jersey), Mary Ann Barrett (Cork), Teresa Flavin (Athea), Pat Sheridan (Florida) and Ann Finucane (Moyvane), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, Margaret’s brothers – Joe Joe, Myles, Richard, James and Thomas (Vaughan), Margaret’s sisters – Carmel Reidy, Helen Ryan, Catherine Enright, Joan Marie Hassett-Hartnett, Breda Foley and Auine Reidy and the late Sheila O’Riordan (Feoghanah), nephews and nieces

DEATH: The recent unexpected death of Loughill’s sacristan Danny Liston came as a shock to everybody. Danny was sacristan in Loughill Church for 23 years. Eighty years old, he was also involved in the Wren every year and played for the Going Strong group. He was survived by his wife Frances and his children Katie, John and Brighid.

DEATH took place on May 11th 2016 of Jerry Murphy, Clieveragh, Listowel. Survived by his nephew Pat Buckley, Lr. Athea, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, on Saturday, Burial afterwards to St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

SYMPATHY:  To Mary Culhane, Leitrim Middle on the death of her brother Tom Greaney, Knocknagoshel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dick O’Connor, Jer Scannell, Sr. James Kennelly, Sean Sullivan, Tony Cronin, Jerry McCarthy, Jack McCarthy, Patrick Shanahan, Danny Curtin, Mai Quinn, David Kennelly, Maureen O’Connor, Con Flaherty, Sr. Loretto O’Connor, John P McGrath, Mossie Fitzgerald, Ava Maria Hegarty, Nora Moloney, Dermot O Brien, Padraig Kennelly, Sr. Lelia Sheahan, Eileen McCarthy. Mass in Moyvane; Mon 16th at 7.30pm for Jonie O’Connor. Wed 18th at 7.30pm for John McCarthy. Thurs  19th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore. Fri 20th at 8.00pm for Patsy Horan. Sat 21st at 7.30pm for Paddy Culhane. Sun 22nd at 11.00am for Tom O’Flaherty. Knockanure Mass: Sun 22nd at 10.00am for Nancy Flaherty.

CHURSHES: Both churches in the parish have been decorated for recent ceremonies, anyone passing are in for a treat if the look inside, as to artwork is a credit to all involved. On the outside Our Lady is displayed in all her glory.

ST JOHN’S: Film, Tuesday 17th, A Walk in the Woods. Wed. 18th Two and a half Tenors. Sat 21st Baker Rose, more from 068 22566.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane Badminton Club who recently won the Div 3 All-Ireland.  This was in the mixed Senior Inter-Club competition in which they defeated Ballina. Players;  Niamh Flaherty, Carmel Hudson, Jeanelle Griffin, Helen Browne, Francine Collins, Amanda Carmody, James Sheehan, John Mulvihill, Timmy Noonan, Chris McCarthy and Timmy Hanrahan.  This is the 40th year of the Club. Div 2 and Div 4 also contested the finals.

SILVER JUBILEE: It’s 25 years ago since the Parish Priest at the time, Canon James Neville decided to build a chapel dedicated to the Blessed Sacrament at the side of the Parish Church in Abbeyfeale.

CRISIS:  There are several organizations who will help if you are under pressure and these include the newly formed West Limerick Crisis Intervention Team who can be reached on 085 1777631, the Mind Our Farm Families is a dedicated suicide and self-harm phone line 1890 130 022 between IFA and Pieta House.  The phone line for IFA members will put farmers and their families in direct contact with a Pieta House trained therapist.  Then there is the Samaritans  on free call 116 123 or Console 1800 247247.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The last club meeting of the season takes place at the Desmond Complex next Wednesday, May 18 from 8pm. Toastmasters had a big meeting at the Strand Hotel last weekend also.

BALLYBUNION CAR BOOT SALE is back on Sunday 22nd May at the Community Centre, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  For further info on selling please phone: 089 2262383 .

COME AND VISIT THE LARTIGUE MONORAIL THIS SUMMER,  visiting times are: May 1st to September 10th, daily 1pm to 4.30pm September 18th to September 30th, daily from 1pm to 4.30pm Join  for a unique demonstration journey,  a visit  to the Museum and a viewing  100-year-old film of the original Listowel-Ballybunion Railway.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE A two-day course on how to overcome your fears and anxieties will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on May 21 and 28 next from 10am-2pm daily. The workshop is facilitated by psychologist Tom Griffin who will aim to give participants a positive practical approach to overcoming their fears. The workshop is limited to 20 places. with payment of 20 euro required for both sessions. Further details available from (068 23584).

DESIGNER MINDS will be running a Primary Science, Design and Technology Summer Camp in Listowel. 1 week of hands-on STEAM activities, for kids who love to design, build and experiment.  Visit or call Helena on 087 631 0411.


Annual Eucharistic Procession is taking place in Listowel after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi on Saturday 28th May after the 6.15pm.  Leaving the Church at 7.00pm.

PILGRIMAGE to Holy Cross on 29th of May, details from 069 62306.

LOUGH DERG bus details from 087 3966 399.

BLESSED Well visits has almost died out, there was a time when crowds came every Sunday in May.

LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  The annual pilgrimage takes place on Sunday, June 12.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY WILL HOLD TWO FREE. CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOPS On Friday May 20th & 27th from 11.00-12.30 for Senior Citizens as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Places limited Tel: Listowel Library on 068-23044 ASAP to secure a place.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE OPEN DAY 20th May 10am. to 1pm. Full range of courses available at Level 4 to 6. For further info: 068-21023.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “Making sense of the Tarbert 1911 Census” – an illustrated talk by Jerry O’Connell will take place in the Bridewell Tarbert on Saturday 21st May at 8pm. Everyone welcome and Cupán tae after the talk.

ARE YOU IN CRISIS:  There are several organizations who will help if you are under pressure and these include the newly formed West Limerick Crisis Intervention Team who can be reached on 085 1777631, the Mind Our Farm Families is a dedicated suicide and self-harm phone line 1890 130 022 between IFA and Pieta House.  The phone line for IFA members will put farmers and their families in direct contact with a Pieta House trained therapist.  Then there is the Samaritans  on free call 116 123 or Console 1800 247247.

WELL DONE TO DROMTRASNA N.S. girls, who took part in the FAI schools 5 a side final in the Aviva recently and won the All Ireland.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  Mike Condon will be providing the music on June 12 in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale for an afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Recovery Haven.

EVENTS: A get Together for people who attended the three second level schools in Newcastle West from 1971 to 1976 and finished anytime between those years is being organised for Friday 3rd June in the Ballintemple Inn. The three schools were the Convent, Secondary (Jim Breen’s) and the Vocational. Now forty plus years later plans are being put in place to recall past pupils and school times. People who are interested can contact any of the following before Friday 13th May. Nuala (Walker) Browne at 086-6017936, or Betty (Kiely) O’Brien, at 087-6421959, or Eugene O’Doherty, at 086-8440536.

The Dromcollogher May Fair/Vintage Rally takes place in the village grounds on Sunday 22nd May. The organisers would welcome bric-a-brac, plants, jams and appropriate items for the auction which will be held in the afternoon.

Newcastle West Film Club will present A Walk in the Woods as part of the Bealtaine Festival in the Desmond Complex Newcastle West on Thursday 26th May at the earlier time of 7pm. Admission is free, refreshments are available and all are welcome.

May 24, 4pm: Community development with marginalised communities- Lessons from the DRC

Tuesday, May 24th 4-5:30pm at the Pastoral Centre. Limerick. Free admission, All welcome.

Community development with marginalised communities- Lessons from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Glenstal Abbey: summer events

Dates for your Diary  – Further info on

MAY – Sat 14th – Refresh your Spirit, Pentecost Retreat day

JUNE, Fri 3th to Sun 5th – Vocations Week-end. Sat 4th – ‘Heart Matters’ – Retreat Day with Noirín Ní Riain Sat 18th – ‘Psychotherapy & Spirituality, My Practise’ – Course day with Colm O’Doherty

JULY Tue 5th – Annual Ladies Retreat. Wed 6th – Annual Ladies Retreat

Sat 9th – Refresh your Spirit, St Benedict’s Retreat Day Sat 23rd – ‘Parenthood’ – Retreat Day with Noirín Ní Riain

May 14: Launch of Lmk pipe organ festival 2016

Limerick Pipe Organ Festival 2016 is delighted to announce that the festival will be launched on Saturday 14th May in the Belltable O’Connell St Limerick at 4pm, followed by a free organ concert in the Sacred Heart Church nearby featuring the Resident Organist Daniel Battle.  Details of all our diverse 2016 events,

BOOKS: Glin Library: news from Glin Library. Limerick City and County libraries now offer e-services. Books and magazines and videos can be downloaded to your Smartphone or tablet –  once you are member.

FLEADH Cheoíl Luímnígh 2016 “Stewards Needed” Anyone that is interested in helping as a steward on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th June please attend a meeting on Monday 23rd May at 8.30pm in Ceol Corbraí Halla. Monday 30th May at 7.30pm: Glin Library, tunes and words. Children of all ages welcome. Poet Gabriel Fitzmaurice will attend.

MASS: for Family Tree healing with Rosary, and Benediction in the Queen of Divine Will Oratory, Camp on Wednesday May 18th at 7.00pm. Celebrant Fr John Walsh. Adoration, Rosary, Mass, Benediction will be followed by light refreshments. All most welcome.

TO CELEBRATE UN WOLRD DAY FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY: on May 21st, Bank of Ireland Tralee are hosting a Multicultural Day from 12 to 4PM.

BALLYBUNION ACTIVE RETIREMENT: will host their annual Bealtaine Day Exhibition of Arts and Crafts on Sunday 22nd May from 2 – 5 p.m. in Old Convent Doon Road.

PAINTING: Jean & Laura will show work created during their residency, Friday May 27th 5.30pm – 6.30pm at Olive Stack Gallery Listowel.

HEART: Research shows that 27 people lose their lives to heart disease and stroke daily and around 300 new cases are diagnosed daily as well. Research also show that 80% of these deaths may be prevented.

CEMETERY MASS;  Murhur  Monday 27th June at7.30pm;  Knockanure , Monday 18th July at  7.30pm; Ahavoher, Monday 1st August         at 7.30pm.

MARRIAGE, THE FAMILY AND IRISH SOCIETY 2016: in the Rose of Tralee Hotel, Saturday, May 28th Welcome by Bishop Ray Browne, Speakers: John Waters, Sr. Concilio & Professor Razy Kinsella. €15.00 incl tea / coffee) To reserve a place email: [email protected] or text / phone 087 3459455. Registration 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 pm.

PARENTS: National Parents Council Primary Conference 2016: will be held in the National College of Ireland, Mayor Street, Dublin, on Saturday 28th May from 10.30 to 4pm.

TARBERT Parish Secretary – We the Priests and people of the parish express our appreciation and gratitude to Mrs Mary Keane – our parish secretary who is retiring from her post.

Applications are invited for the position of Parish Secretary.  Please apply to Fr John Lawlor PP , The Presbytery, Tarbert, . Closing date is May 13th .

INVASIVE SPECIES FIELDTRIP: West Limerick Resources will be running a half day fieldtrip to see first-hand the impact of invasive species in West Limerick on Tuesday May 31.  Passengers can be collected from Newcastle West and Abbeyfeale.  Free of charge but limited places available.  To book contact Michelle on 069 61540 or email [email protected]. Supported under Local Agenda 21.

DEATH May 2016, of Sister Ann Woulfe, Elm Hill, Ardagh in South Africa.


Again the Daughters of the Cross have to record the loss of one of their Sisters, who died at Anand on Sunday, 18th July, 1909 after an illness of only a few hours. Sister Agnes Mary was born in Kerry, Ireland, in April, 1865, and joined the congregation at Liege in October, 1884.Two years later she arrived in India, and since that time worked with the greatest earnestness in the convents at Karachi, Igatpuri, Bandra, Panchgani, Dadar, and finally at Anand, of which house she was made Superioress in December, 1908. In the first week of July, cholera broke out in that locality, and some of the orphan children confided to the care of the Sisters; contracted the disease. A few cases proved fatal. However, on Sunday last it was hoped that the epidemic had ceased, an intimation to that effect

having been written by the Superioress herself, little thinking that she would be the next chosen victim. Sister Agnes Mary saw without fear death approaching, and was perfectly calm and resigned to God’s holy will. During the years she spent in India, and in whatever house she laboured, she was ever a subject of the greatest edification to her Sisters in religion and to all with whom She came in contact. Her happy disposition endeared her to everyone, and her loss will be keenly felt. Quietly and religiously she spent her days, and one may truly say: “She went about doing good.” Her death was a fit crowning to her life—a victim to duty, she has fallen at her post.

R.I.P.—Bombay “Examiner.” Advocate (Melbourne, Vic. : 1868 – 1954)Sat 4 Sep 1909 Page 43.

Name    HONORA LEAHY, Date of Birth 13 April 1865 Address LISANISKA. Father JAMES LEAHY

Mother CATHERINE O’CONNOR. (Taken from Baptism’s Moyvane Church)


INDIAN: Editor’s Note: Wabasha — or Wapasha — I (1718-1806) was a American Indian warrior and the chief of a band of Santee Sioux who resided in Minnesota. He was a man greatly respected for his ethics by both his tribe and their British neighbours. These are his teachings, as recorded by Ernest Thompson Seton.

In the day of his strength no man is fat. Fat is good in a beast, but in a man it is disease and comes only of an evil life.

No man will eat three times each sun if he would keep his body strong and his mind unclouded.

If you would purify your heart and so see clearer the way of the Great Spirit, touch no food for two days or more, according to your strength. For thereby your spirit hath mastery over the body and the body is purged.

Touch not the poisonous firewater that makes wise men turn fools. Neither touch food nor taste drink that robs the body of its power or the spirit.

Guard your tongue in youth, and in age you may mature a thought that will be of service to your people.

Praise God when you rise, when you bathe, when you eat, when you meet your friends and for all good happenings. And if so be you see no cause for praise the fault is in yourself.

A proven Minisino [warrior] is at all times clean, courteous and master of himself.

The wise man will not hurt his mind for the passing pleasure of the body.

If any man be given over to sex appetite he is harbouring a rattlesnake, whose sting is rottenness and sure death.

By prayer and fasting and fixed purpose you can rule your own spirit, and so have power over all those about you.

Bathe every sun in cold water and one sun in seven enter the sweat lodge.

When your time comes to die, sing your death song and die pleasantly, not like the white men whose hearts are ever filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes, they weep and wail and pray for a little more time so they may live their lives over again in a different manner

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