Knockanure Notes — 16th August, 2015

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC: The Irish Blood Transfusion Service will be holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th August from 6pm to 9pm each evening.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Neligan, Jim Flaherty, Jeff Eager, John Sheahan, Peg Keane, Geraldine Dillon, John Hudson, Sr. Patrick Tarrant, Brenda Daly, Willie Finucane, Catherine Broderick, Margaret Crowley, Bridie O Connor, Con McSweeney, Fr Micheal Galvin, Fr Billy O Gorman. Church of the Assumption, Mass, Tues. 18th at 7.30pm, for Dan & Tessie O’Connor, Wed. 19th at 7.30pm for Margaret Murphy, Sat. 22nd Vigil at 7.30pm for Michael Kennelly. Church of Corpus Christi, Mass on 17th at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Cronin Family, Thurs. 20th at         7.30pm for Patrick Casey, Recently Deceased. Sun.   23rd at 10.00am for Pat Madigan (ill).

PARISH SECRETARY, 12 applicants who submitted their Curriculum Vitates for the Post.

SECOND COLLECTION; A Second Collection will be taken up at all Masses this weekend in aid of The Pastoral Centre, Killarney and Ardfert Retreat Centre.

MEMORIAL to Brendan Kennelly unveiling at Ballylongford church car park, 7.30pm on Friday 21st August 2015.

BURIAL OF ASHES AND PRAYER SERVICE for the late  Dr Martin C. Sheehy, Main Street Listowel and Phoenix will take place in St Michael’s Cemetery, Wednesday 19th August 2015 at 2pm.

BEST WISHES to Canon Kelly who now resides in St. Catherine’s in Newcastle West.

KERRY PARENTS AND FRIENDS: Sincere thanks to those who helped at last weekends Church Gate Collection in Moyvane and Knockanure.  Total of €763.30 was collected.

MASS at Kilnaughtin Churchyard on 21st Aug. at 7.30pm.

RACING at Killarney from 19th to 22nd.

MATCH: Republic of Ireland U19 play Scotland at Listowel Celtic Park on August 18th 2015.

HELENA  is gone again to Sudan again to do some teaching in local school, wishing her a safe term there.

DEFIBRILLATOR; Margaret Carmody, Knockanure is a Trainer with IHF and will provide training to interested people in CPR–AD.

THE LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMMODATION OFFICE is open from Monday- Friday 11:00- 13:00 and 14:00-16:00. Let us know if you are available to provide accommodation for Listowel Race week, Located in the Seanchaí Centre, contact us on 068- 23036 or 068- 23037.

BOOK: Flyleaf Press has published a ‘Guide to Finding your Ancestors in Kerry’ by Kay Caball. The book will be formally launched by Jimmy Deenihan T.D., Minister for Diaspora Affairs,  on Monday Sept 7th 2015 at 2.30pm in the Library Headquarters, Tralee.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 18th The Morgan O Kane Trio. Wed. 19th , My Bedsit Widow, a play by David Gilna. Fri. 21st The Whistling Girl, an evening of music and song inspired by the lyrics of Dorothy Parker, full details from 068 22566.

DRAW; Canon Linnane won the Kerry Parents and Friends prize for July valued at E1.250.

DEALING WITH BEREAVMENT & LOSS: A one day Seminar will be taking place in Listowel on Saturday, September 26th on Bereavement & Loss. Further details and booking from Pauline Flavin 086-8649484.

THE LATIN MASS (1962 Missal) will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 23 August, at 1.30pm.

11am:-  An exploration of Architectural Design Heritage of Tarbert Bridewell Built in 1831. 1pm to 5pm:-Family Friendly Event, Wander freely through the exhibition and follow the fate of The Prisoner Thomas Dillon. Events are Free of Charge.

RISH HEART FOUNDATION: Nominations are now open for the annual Irish Heart Foundation “Life after Stroke” Awards, To nominate someone, contact Emma-Jane 01 6346925 or go to . Closing date is Friday 11th September.

YOUTH: World Youth Day Cracow 2016
World Youth day is a catholic youth festival which takes place roughly every three years and is attended by 3-5 million young people. contact your Parish Priest or Tel Aoife/ Chris in the Limerick  Diocesan  Pastoral Centre, Limerick  061/400133. [email protected]

STARS: Perseid meteors 20 times more meteors than a ‘normal night’ were expected, but 40 and 50 times have been reported in Irish skies.

PLANS FOR NEW RECONCILIATION WINDOW IN ST JOHN’S, Tralee. St. John’s Parish Pastoral Council are planning a new Stained Glass Window in the church on the theme of Reconciliation and are seeking the support of parishioners and friends of Tralee at home and abroad. The window is being commissioned to coincide with the Tralee 800 celebrations in 2016. The artist is Tom Denny, of Tralee Denny family and a famous stained glass artist, who is giving his services as a contribution to the project.  The central themes are Reconciliation, Healing and Renewal.  It will be the first stained glass window to be installed in St. Johns in over 60 years.  A fundraising drive seeking to raise €20,000 is being launched over the weekend of August 14-16th. Donations from individuals and businesses are welcome.

TRIP: Thomond Archaeological & Historical Society trip takes place to Northern Ireland on Monday 14th September & returning Thursday 17th September. Details contact Pat O’Donovan, Tel: 087 9977340.

KENNEDY: When John F. Kennedy got married in 1953, he presented each of his groomsmen with an engraved Brooks Brothers umbrella. He also gave his presidential salary to charity.

CASTLE: The Desmond Castle, Newcastle West, building with a lot of history attached to it. The banqueting hall, courtyard and the view from the roof are all included.  A number of events will be held there during Heritage Week at the end of August. They include free guided tours,  pipe recital by David Power, concertina recital by Tim Collins, lecture on the Desmond Rebellion by John Dorney and the Irish Revolution by Brian Hanley. See the Heritage Week website,

Kerryman 17-9-1966 page 4
New School opened in Knockanure. Each room self-contained with toilet and hand basin. Coat racks for 120 pupils. Opened by Fr D Mangan PP. assisted by Fr Tom Hickey CC. Also present were Mr Patrick McAuliffe of Board of Works. Mr Matt Broderick contractor. Mr C O Leary Principal. Miss Mairead O Callaghan NT and Miss Mai O Callaghan NT.

Irish Press 15-2-1990 page 69
North and East Kerry Regional Water Supply Scheme. Tender for sludge dewatering plant at Dromin, Listowel.

Limerick Leader 8 September 1911 page 3.
Limerick County Board of AOH meeting at Foynes on 17th Sept.1911, parade at 3pm. Mr D J Madden of Rathkeale will address meeting at Newtownsandes on Sunday and another in Tarbert on the 21st.

Connaught Tribune 6-3-1943 P10.
Boxing, National Champion defeated in Galway. Colbert and Naughton no fight. Welter, Pte Feeney (army) v M Kennelly (Galway BC), Feeney won on points.

ROSE of Tralee

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