Knockanure Notes — 15th November, 2015

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY: in the Marian Hall on Sun 22nd Nov, starting with Mass at 12.30 followed by dinner, music and dancing and afternoon tea. Book with Ita 49569 or Maureen 49365. Spot prizes from local business people would be appreciated.

HEALTH: Herbalife customer night with Maggie Large takes place on the 21st of November at 7 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. An evening of nutritional information and inspiration. Free ENTRY, free samples and raffle on the night. Bring your family and friends. For more information call Maggie on 0879866533.

LOCAL School Calendar and Parish Christmas Cards are now available.

I.C.A. Annual Shopping Trip to Cork on Wednesday 2nd December.

FOOTBALL: Ladies Football AGM on Nov 18th at 8pm in Moyvane Community Centre.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed: The Kennelly & Moran Families Knockanure and Keylod on the death of Margaret Daly. Pat O’ Connor Keylod and the Kennelly family Knockanure Village on the death of Mary O’ Connor.
The Holly Family, Tarmons Hill on the death of Paddy Holly, Tarmons Hill & Leicester, U.K. The O’ Flaherty & Moore families, Tubertooreen and Kilmorna on the death of Sister Nuala, U.K. Anne O’ Sullivan and Family, Trien on the death of Denis Lane, U.K.The O’ Dowd Family Knockanure, U.S.A. on the death of Elizabeth O’ Dowd, U.S.A.
The Clancy Family Knockanure on the death of Eileen Murphy, Pallasgreen, Co. Limerick.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID with Fetac Level 5 certification will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on December 3, 4 and 7 from 9am-4.30pm daily. Further details from (068) 23584.

MASS: His Eminence Raymond Cardinal Burke will offer a Pontifical High Mass at Sacred Heart, Limerick at 10.30am on Sunday 22nd November.

TALK: Padraig O’Concubhair will be giving a talk on Kitchener in the Bridewell on Saturday 21st. At 8p.m. On Sat.19th.December singers and reciters night in Bridewell Tarbert.

SANTA: will visit the Marian Hall on Sun 29th November for our Family Fun Day.

DEATH: Margaret Forde nee Nolan, died in London late of Coilbee.

DEATHS: Death has taken place of Richard Cotter of Knocknagoshel, uncle of Mairead Moore. Death of Nuala O Flaherty of Kilflynn and Philomena McAuliffe of Lixnaw, aunts of Mike Galvin.

DEATH: Mr Helmut Kostal of Ludenscheid, Germany, passed away at the weekend. Helmut Kostal opened a factory in Abbeyfeale in May 1981, at present the factory employs about 600.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Hurley, Hannah Griffin, Tom Scanlon, Peter Lewis, Bridget O Connor, Agnes Fitzgerald, Mamie Kennelly, Norrie Brady, Mary Moloney, Mary O Mahony, Bridie Pace, Jeremiah Behan, Eileen O Donoghue, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, Fr. John Flaherty, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Padraig Tydings, Noreen McElligott, Margaret Halpin, Ned Bunce, Liam Collins. Mass in Moyvane, Monday 16th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls. Wed. 18th for Richard Sheehan at 7.30pm. Friday 20th at 9.30am for Margaret Breen Benson. Sat. 21st at 7.30pm for Patrick Scanlon. Sunday 22nd at 11am for Mikie Joe OFlaherty. Knockanure Mass Tue. 17th at 7.30pm for Bridie Behan. Friday 20th at 7.30pm, Mass for all whose funeral masses were celebrated in Knockanure over past year.

MEETING of Pastoral Council in Knockanure Community Centre on 16th Nov, at 8.15pm.

RADIO LINK is about to be repaired.

QUIZ NIGHT IN AID OF LENAMORE NATIONAL SCHOOL On Friday 20th November in Brosnans Bar Market Street Listowel at 9pm Further Information Tel: 0863689061.

NIGHT VIGIL IN KNOCK: Monday December 7. A Coach will be leaving Listowel at 4.30pm, Abbeyfeale Church 5pm, Bookings 068 31232 or 087 3966399.

MASS FOR DECEASED MEMBERS OF LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Will take place in St. Patrick’s Hall on this Tuesday 17th November at 3.00 p.m.

FUNDRAISING dance for Ella Aherne of Garrygloss takes place on Saturday 21st at Top of the Town Athea, Joe O’Keeffe providing the music.

GAA GPA All Stars: Congratulations to Shane Enright on making the All Star football team for 2015.

LISTOWEL BAZAAR GROUP collectors will be doing their usual collection for their Bazaar over the next 2 weeks

FESTIVE JUMBLE SALE Old or unused items are being sought for a festive jumble sale to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. December 8 from 10am-1pm. Further details from Denis (068) 23584.

MEMORIAL SERVICE KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL A service will take place in Kerry General Hospital on Thursday 26th November in the Hospital Chapel. This service is dedicated to all the deceased members of staff of St Catherine’s Hospital and Kerry General Hospital. Any queries to Peggy Daly 0877750129.

THE CONSOLE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION OF LIGHT TAKES places on Sunday, November 29th at 4pm at various locations around the country. The venue in Kerry for our service is – Saint Brendan’s Church, Rock street, Tralee, Co. Kerry Phone 066-7129700 for details.

LAUNCH of the Easter 1916 Kerry Centenary Calendar, Seanchaí- Kerry Writers Museum. The Square, Listowel, Sunday November 22nd 2015 at 7.00pm.

LAUNCH OF PASTORAL PLAN 2016-2020 You are all invited to the launch of Be Christ’s Joy, Diocese of Kerry Pastoral Plan in The Malton Conference Centre, Killarney on Monday Nov 23rd at 8.00pm, preceded by tea/coffee at 7.30pm. The evening will be a celebration of faith and Dr. Patricia Kieran of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick will offer her reflection, prior to Bishop Ray launching the Pastoral Plan. The evening will conclude by 9.30pm.

CEOL: The County Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh, 2015 will be held in Shanagolden Community Hall on Sunday 29th November. Shanid Comhaltas branch will host the competition, which is confined to comhaltas members. The age categories are Under 13, and 13-17, and the relevant information, and entry forms, have been sent to all the Comhaltas branch secretaries.

PLAY; John B Keane play opening at the Glórach community theatre on Thursday, November 19 at 8 pm. further performances will take place on the 21/22/24/27/28/29 November. More details from 087 1383 940.

OLD PICTURES of Limerick from the Hewson collection will be published on the diocesan Facebook page to coincide with the ‘Explore Your Archives’ initiative, 14 -22 November 2015.

TALK- Pádraig Ó Concubhair of Tarbert Historical Society will give a talk entitled “He never wore the Green and Gold – the story of Lord Kitchener of Khartoum” in the Bridewell on Saturday 21st November at 8pm. Everybody welcome.

TALKS: There is an open invitation to three nights at the Devon Inn, which will help all to prepare for next April’s Synod – which will be a “huge event”. The times are from 7.30-9.30pm each night November 16th, 23rd & 30th respectively. The speakers will be Brenda O’Keeffe, Donal & Eamon Fitzgibbon & Lorraine Buckley.

TALK by Donal O Connor on salmon fishing on the Shannon at 7.30pm in Sheanchai on Nov 26th.

“More than Believing. “The reality of Faith in Paul, Mark and Luke” by Fr. Seamus O Connell , Professor of Sacred Scripture, Director of Postgraduate Studies. Faculty of Theology in Maynooth. Sat 14th and Sat 28th November from 10.30am to 12.30pm
Historical Lecture: Memoirs of Olive Trench – daughter of an Ardfert land agent on Thursday, November 19th at 8pm.

RETREAT DAYS AT GLENSTAL ABBEY –email [email protected] or phone 061 621005.

BECOME A FOSTER CARER: Contact TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency at 066 7195623 or fill in the form online at

ROSARY WILL BE PRAYED AT TEAMPALL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD, 3.00 p.m. each Sunday during the month of November.

STARS: Nov. 17 Leonid Meteor Shower and Uranus is also close to the Moon.

STAMPS: From Peg Prendeville . An interesting incident happened last week in the library. A reader, originally from the UK, but now living in Glin has taken up stamp collecting and bought a large batch of old stamps from some other collector. He came in to me with an envelope dated 21st November 1933 addressed to a Mr Tom Kit Culhane, Ballygiltenane ( sic) and was wondering if that family was still in the area. It turns out that he was Tom Connolly’s grandfather. It was an interesting find even if the envelope was empty! I do not know where it has been all these 82 years.

CLERGY: New Zealand Tablet, Volume XVIII, Issue 25, 15 Oct. 1886, Page 19.
The annual examination of students for admission into Maynooth College were conducted at St. Brendon’s Seminary, Killarney, by the Very Rev.J. Coffey, Dean of Kerry, etc. The Venerable Archdeacon Irwin, P.P.,Castleisland, and the Rev. John O’Leary, P.P., Ballymacelligott. Ten students of the head class were presented for these examinations, andplaces were awarded as follows Messrs. Thos. Mulvihill, Tarbert, Ist. Michael Scanlan, Killarney, 2nd Joseph O’Sullivan, do, 3rd T. D.O’Sullivan, Kenmare, 4th Patrick Brown, Listowel, 5th Henry O’Carroll, do, 6th. Messrs. Michael O’Leary, Cahirdaniel, and Michael O’Donoghue, Cahirciveen, obtained nominations. The places at Maynooth allotted to Kerry students have for some years been kept under ten in number, but several students have been prepared at Listowel and elsewhere as candidates for the foreign missions. New Zealand Tablet , Issue 43, 26 October 1899, Page 9

KERRY.— Death of a Venerable Nun.— The death of Sister Mary Gertrude O’Connor (known for upwards of a generation as Mother Gertrude), of the Presentation Convent. Listowel, is an event deserving of more than local or ordinary notice (says the Daily Nation.) For nearly 51 years this truly excellent lady occupied a prominent and honoured place in the religious life of her native county. Entering the Listowel Convent on the 15th of August, 1849, her religious life may be said to have synchronised with the life of that distinguished branch of the great Presentation Community, and the remarkable growth of that Convent, both in usefulness as an educational institution and in size, is in no small measure due to her influence and labours. Mother Gertrude was born in Tralee about 76 years ago. Her father held a commission in the British Army, served with distinction under Moore and Wellington, and the hero of Corunna is said to have died in his arms. The Very Rev. John O’Connor. D.D., who, for many years occupied a prominent place in the clerical life of his native diocese, and was one of the organisers of that brave band of Irishmen who went to the assistance of Pope Pius the Ninth in the early stage of his struggle with the infidel makers of modern Italy, and who, led by his fiery missionary zeal went abroad while yet a young curate, where he died some years ago, was a brother of Mother Gertrude. Another distinguished brother was Dr. Morgan O’Connor who died universally respected and regretted a few years ago in Wagga, New South Wales. New Zealand Tablet, Volume XXVI, Issue 16, 26 August 1898, Page 9
Deaths Amongst the Clergy.— Death has been particularly busy among the priests of Kerry latterly. Following closely on the demise of Canon O’Sullivan, of Dingle the Very Rev. T. Sullivan, Administrator of Tralee the Rev. J. Fuller of Castlegregory the Very Rev. J. Quille, of Bonane the Rev. J. Kielik of Ballyferriter, comes that of the Rev. Michael Godley, pastor of Glenbeigh. The deceased was 55 years of age, and was about 28 years on the mission. He was a native of Ballyheigue, and received his education in the Irish College, Rome, where he had a very distinguished career. He has been stationed at Lixnaw, Listowel, Ballybunnion, and Dingle. From the latter parish he was transferred about 12 months ago to the pastoral charge of Glenbeigh, in the room of the late Rev. T. Quilter.
Discovery “of Human Remains in an Ulster bog.— An extraordinary discovery was made in Clonmacfeliny bog about two miles from Lisnaskea, by a man named John Todd. Todd was engaged cutting turf, and under the fifth floor he came on a very peculiar looking object and also some bones. The discovery was at once reported to the Lisnaskea Police. The remains were afterwards conveyed to the Lisnaskea Workhouse, and an inquest held by Major Winslow, coroner for the district. Dr. Knox said he had examined the remains, and he believed them to be human. He was of opinion that they must have been in the bog for a great number of years, as the bones were almost all disintegrated, the skin remaining intact, owing, he would say, to the preservative qualities of the stratum in which it was found. The jury returned the following verdict That the said remains found in Clonmacfeliny bog on the 4th June, 1898, are human, and as they are supposed to have been there for a great many years we have no means of ascertaining the cause of death.

THOUGHT: The smallest things become great when God requires them of us; they are small only in themselves; they are always great when they are done for God, and when they serve to unite us with Him eternally. François Fenelon.

Words to the Wise
“It was only a sunny smile, and little it cost in the giving, but like morning light it scattered the night and made the day worth living”

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