Knockanure Notes — 16th July, 2017

VISITORS: Chernobyl children attended the 7.30pm Mass in Moyvane on Saturday evening last.

SECOND COLLECTION in aid of Trócaire’s work in East Africa will be taken up at all Masses next weekend 22nd/23rd July. Nearly 25 million people in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan and Ethiopia are currently in urgent need of food and water due to drought.

SENIOR CITIZENS COLLECTION: Raised €699 for which the Committee are extremely grateful. This collection helps to subsidize the chiropody service and the annual Christmas dinner.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto Results; No winner of the €4,000 jackpot with draw held on Friday 14th July. Numbers drawn were 7, 15, 22, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Mary Leahy, 11. Willowbrook, Clieveragh Listowel; 2. B. O’Connor, Templeglantine,; 3. Mary G Buckley, Knockanure; Anne Scanlon, Upper Athea. And 5. Teddy Collins, Sheskin, Abbeyfeale. Next draw to be held on Friday 21st July with jackpot up to €4100.

TICKET Request: Upcoming All-Ireland SFC Quarter Final Football tickets. Kerry are heading to Croke Park for this year’s Quarter Final on the weekend of the 30th July. Requests for tickets should be submitted to Willie Joe Leahy (087) 7945913, by Friday 21st July. Please note those persons who availed of annual membership will be prioritised. Get your orders in fast.

FARM SAFETY WEEK: Farm Safety Week will take place this year from July 24- 28. The campaign will focus on a different risk each day. Farmers will be encouraged to take some time during the week to assess the safety of routine tasks. The message for Farm Safety Week is that farm safety is a lifestyle not a slogan.

PARISH Celebration Sunday held on 16th was a great success. Many of us had lost contact over the years and the get together on such a fine day was a most joyful occasion. Thanks to Larry McEvoy for the music, Denis Doody for the food and all the helpers who have been preparing for the day for several weeks. Thanks to Fr. Kevin for inspiring the event, which is hoped to be repeated again.

SYMPATHY To the Moore family, Glenalappa on the death of Anne Moore (née Shaughnessy), Kilconlea Lower. Anne wife of the late Tom, survived by her sons Tom and Mike. Daughters Eileen (Tullamore), Maria (Corofin) , Bridget (Abbeyfeale) and her 15 grandchildren. Following Requiem Mass on Monday 10th July 2017 in Abbeyfeale Church, Ann More was laid to rest afterwards at Reilig Ide Noafa, Abbeyfeale.

DEATH of Anthony Broderick, Mount Stuart, Aglish and formerly of Listowel, Co. Kerry. July 10th 2017, Anthony, predeceased by his son Anthony, brother Danny, sister Mary Horgan. Husband of Anne, father of Joe, Michael, Gerard, Colm, Oliver and T.J., his daughters-in-law Theresa, Sharon, Diane, Kate, Marianna and Claire, grandchildren, brothers John and Bernard and sister Nora Sheehan,

ANNIVERSARIES: Paudie Scanlon, Mary Dee, Johnny McEnery, Margaret Flaherty, Sean O’Connor, John Murphy, Sr. Declan Murphy, Bridie Mai More, Fr. Timothy Gunn, Joe O’Connell, Kathleen King, Peg McCarthy, Mass Moyvane; Moyvane – Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Anne Moore (née Shaughnessy), Kilconlea Lower; Sun 23rd at 11.00am for Anthony Broderick, Waterford & Listowel (Rec Dec)

Mass Knockanure – Sun 23rd at 10.00am for Pat Lynch, Carrueragh, & Deceased Family Members.

BIKERS: Many attended the mass in Moyvane on Saturday afternoon in memory of Lost Bikers, family members lit candles in rememberance.

BEST WISHES to Denis Flaherty of Moyvane who recently celebrated his 60th birthday. Our former Taoiseach Jack Lynch was born 100 years ago this month.

FLOWERS Blooming with the hanging baskets and window boxes everywhere there is a Tidy Town Committee.

ANNUAL GRAVEYARD MASS DUAGH: Thursday 27th July at 8 p.m. Killahenny Cemetery on Friday 21st July at 7.30 p.m. The local graveyard committee had their meeting in the Marian hall on Monday 17th last.

KILLARNEY Races run from 17th to 20th July.

PILGRIMAGE to Our Lady’s Island in Co. Wexford on 23 July, details from 069 62306.

AIR SHOW Foynes on 22nd of July.

FREE COMPUTER AND INTERNET TRAINING COURSE: Digital Skills for Citizens computer and internet training at Abbeyfeale library beginning on Friday, July 21 from 10.30 am to 12.30 pm. The course will run every Friday for five weeks and it aims to give beginners the confidence and skills required to benefit from the internet. Contact 089 420 7708 for more information.

MATINEE SUNDAYS: The Big Friendly Giant is the next film in the children’s matinee season at the Glórach. It will be shown on Sunday, July 23 at 2.30pm – book your seat on 087 1383940. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday and Friday 20th and 21st Microdisney a play by Neil Flynn of Tralee; Sat 22nd Fis na Hoige a variety show; Wed. 26th David Syme – Piano Solo, details from 068 22566.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th-Sunday 30th July. Contact 066/7134276.

SALE OF PRODUCE FROM ABBEYFEALE PARISH COMMUNITY GARDEN: on Sunday, July 30 outside the church after the 9.30am and 12 noon Masses and donate the proceeds to Trocaire.

VIKING BOXING CLUB: The annual Tournament will take place on Sunday, July 23 in the Clubhouse, Colberts Terrace, Abbeyfeale, Open to all clubs. Weigh in from 11am to 12. First fight 1pm. Further information from Denis 087 7614462.

ABBEYFEALE GOLF SOCIETY: This Saturday, July 22 is Captain Noel O’Hanlon’s big day in Castleisland Golf Club. We invite all golfers – members and non-members – to join us on the day. For tee time, text your name before 9pm on Thursday, July 20 to 087 6632910.

POLAND: Listowel Parish Pilgrimage to Poland 2018; 1st – 7th July or 23rd – 29 Sept 2018

LOUGH DERG 2017: Telephone Maureen or Lorraine on 071 9851518. Email: info

CULTURE Night: This year, it will take place on Friday 22nd September 2017.Be sure to register your event.

GAS Networks: Homeowners in Glin will be asked to sign a petition indicating if they are interested in installing gas.

DATES to Remember for Glin: 16th July – Glin Knights Charity Cycle;

17th July – Water Safety lessons – registration on the 16th July.

29th July – Annual Charity Swim

31st July – GAA Summer Camp in Ballyhahill GAA Club.

August: 6th August – Glin Castle Open Day – tour of Castle & Gardens.

14th August – Second Week of Water Safety lessons – registration on the 13th Aug

16th August – Kilfergus Graveyard Mass at 7pm; 17th August – Kinard Graveyard Mass at 7pm

September: 2nd September – Annual Glin Triathlon.

RADIO; West Limerick 102, I am told a local has promised, to be interviewed.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: Led by Bishop Ray Browne. The Almighty has done great things for me! September 2nd—7th. Flights ex Kerry Airport. Further information from Mrs Janice O’Sullivan at 064 775 8219

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE 13th September 2017. Contact Bridie McCarthy on 087-6654296.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL: Cistercian College, Mount St. Joseph’s, Roscrea, Co Tipperary, 17th to 20th August for ages 16-35. Over 1400 young people from all corners of Ireland attended last year. The festival is donation only. Free buses available from all around Ireland. For more information and to book online, see or phone 01 6753690.

OUTSMART SELF-DOUBT AND FEAR”: Free workshops in Listowel and Tralee on July 27th. Returning to work or education after a period of unemployment or time out? Do you have self-doubt and fear about returning? Do you wonder if you are good enough? Do you want to be able to take the risk and return with confidence in the belief that you can do the job/course? If so this is the workshop for you. You will be taught practical skills to outsmart your fear and bring about confidence by learning how to challenge negative thinking. Embrace a more positive outlook while searching and attaining new employment or education opportunity. Thursday 27th July 9.00am to 12.30pm in the Manor West Hotel. To book a place contact Lorraine: 066 7180190 or email lorrainebowler

THOUGHT: One of the most difficult defilements of the spirit to deal with is the critical spirit. A critical spirit has its root in pride. Because of the ‘plank’ of pride in our own eye, we are not capable of dealing with the ‘speck’ of need in someone else. We are often like the Pharisee who, completely unconscious of his own need, prayed “God, I thank you that I am not like other men” (Luke 18:11). We are quick to see – and to speak of – the faults of others, but slow to see our own needs. How sweetly we relish the opportunity to speak critically of someone else – even when we are unsure of the facts. We forget that “A man who stirs up dissension among brothers” by criticising one to another is one of the “six things which the Lord hates” (Proverbs 6:16-19) –Jerry Bridges.

NOTE from Tom Aherne; A memorial plaque to commemorate the Sheehy brothers erected at the Broadford Community Enterprise Centre was unveiled on Sunday July 16 at 2pm. The unveiling performed by their relative Dr. Micheline Sheehy Skeffington. This July is the 100th anniversary of the death of Fr. Eugene Sheehy, the Broadford born priest who became known the length and breadth of the country and further afield as the Land League Priest and Champion of the Tenant Farmer and Agriculture Labourers. Fr. Eugene served as Curate in Kilmallock from 1876 to 1884 and he was appointed Administrator and afterwards Parish Priest of Rockhill/Bruree from 1884 to 1909. David Sheehy who was married to Elizabeth (Bessie) McCoy of Curramore House Ballyhahill, was the Irish Parliamentary Party M.P. for South Galway from 1885 to 1900 and M.P. for South Meath from 1903 to 1918

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Saturday, 27 January, 1894; Page: 8

A KERRY Missionary. Among those selected by the Holy Father to go forth during the present year to preach the Gospel in foreign parts, is the Rev Thomas Griffin, a young Kerryman, who comes of a family which have given many faithful and zealous servants to the Church. Father Griffin, who is a son of Mr Jeremiah Griffin, formerly of Listowel, and late of Queenstown, was educated at the College of the Pious Society of Missions (to which Order he belongs) at Rome, where be was ordained last autumn, and had a most successful collegiate career, acquiring in addition to the indispensable classical and theological curriculum, a thorough knowledge of French, Italian, Spanish and Garman, which he speaks with fluency and ease. In addition to his linguistic accomplishments, he is also a skilful musician, The rev gentleman, whose family on the maternal side hail from Finuge, Listowel, sails from Genoa next week for Monte Video, South America, and will be absent from home five years. Lately while on a visit to his parents in London, he did duty at the Italian Church, Hatton Garden, to the congregation of which be endeared himself during his short stay amongst them by his humility and gentleness.

CLARE: The 8th Annual Street Feast Day, held on Sunday, 11th June 2017 was attracting greater numbers than ever before. In Clare this year, Street Feast parties are taking place throughout the county, including in Ballyvaughan, Lisdoonvarna and Ennis. It is expected that over 1040 neighbours will take part in county-wide Clare Street Feasts, which are supported by Clare County Council.


Author Licht, Lilla Giles McKnight, 1934-

Title My Irish ancestry the Brassill family [manuscript] : the descendants of Daniel & Anne O’Sullivan Brassil who emigrated to Cambridge, Mass. about 1860 from Tarmens [sic] Hill, Kerry, Ireland & some of their ancestry / compiled by Lilla Giles McKnight Licht.

Publication Info. Trumansburg, N.Y. : L.M. Licht, 1973.

Description 21 leaves ; 29 cm.

Note Includes index.

Summary Typescript genealogy concerning the Brassil family of Tarmon Hill, County Kerry, Ireland and their descendants.

Cite As: My Irish ancestry the Brassil family (Mss A 6586). R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Subject Brassil, Daniel, 1837-1883.

Brassil, Anne O’Sullivan, 1838-1917.

Brazil family.

Author Shehan, Daniel Thomas, 1808-18667.

Title [Copy of
documents concerning Daniel Thomas Shehan]

Description p. ; 28 cm.

Summary Typescript transcription and photocopy of the Bible record for the Daniel T. Shehan family 1808-1929; typescript transcription of the journal kept by Daniel Shehan on his voyage from Limerick to Montreal in 1841; typescript transcription of letters written between Daniel Shehan in Toronto, Canada and his family in Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland 1841-1846; and typescript transcriptions of religious reflections and poetry 1841-1847. Originals are in the Patrick Pearse Library of the Eastside Irish-American club (Cleveland, Ohio) and Western Reserve Historical Society (Cleveland, Ohio).

Cite As: Copy of documents concerning Daniel Thomas Shehan (Mss A 8038). R Stanton Avery Special Collections, New England Historic Genealogical Society.

Note Daniel Thomas Shehan was born 1808 Lifsanerla, County Kerry, Ireland; he married 15 February 1838 in Parish of Ballylongford, County Kerry, Ireland to Margaret Melagott; arrived in Quebec 19 May 1841; arrived in Cleveland 12 Nov 1847; Daniel died 22 June 1867 in Collomer, Ohio.

Subject Shehan, Daniel Thomas, 1808-1867 — Diaries.


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