Knockanure Notes — 16th March, 2014

BORO PLAYERS present , What Love is, a Farmer’s Version, written by Katie Galvin at the Marian Hall Moyvane on March 21st at 8pm, proceeds to charity.

DEFIB: Knockanure Defibrillator: The Defibrillator is available at The Community Centre Knockanure if and when the need may arise for its use.  It is recommended that one person from all households in the community are trained in the skill of using the Defib. should the an emergency arise in anyone’s home.  For further information contact The Community Centre   068 49799

TRIBUTE EVENING will be held at Listowel Community College for past football teams on 21st March 2014 at 7.30pm.

FASHION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association are holding their Annual Fashion Show in the Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on Friday 28th March at 8p.m. Models from Celia Holman Lee Agency & Our Talented TY Students will attend.

PLAY: The Country Dressmaker will be presented in Duagh on 29th March at 8.30pm, special interest as it was written by George Fitzmaurice.

DAFFODIL DAY COLLECTION; The I.C.A. will sell daffodils after Masses on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd March in Moyvane and Knockanure.

CHRISTY Kenneally  give a very entertaining talk in Ballylongford Parish Hall  March 14th, even though the subject, bereavement was serious, he had plenty light hearted lines to relieve the tension.   

 TALK . Diocesan Bible Ministry Committee has invited Fr. Michael Mullins to give a talk on the Acts of the Apostles in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee, on Saturday 22nd March 2014, from 11.00a.m. until 1.00p.m.  Fr. Michael is a priest of the diocese of Waterford and Lismore.

TRÓCAIRE BOXES: Are available at the back of the Church.

CEILI: The 14th annual charity céilí in aid of Chernobyl Children International will take place at the Devon Inn, Templeglantine on Friday 21st March at 9.30pm.

FIANNA FAIL Ard Fheis will be held in Killarney on 21st and 22nd of March 2014.

CERTIFICATE: Margaret Carmody recently received her Youth Ministries Certificate at Killarney, she studied among a group from all over Kerry.

CONGRATULATIONS to  Transition Year Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale students who won Best Newcomer Award in the AIB Build a Bank Challenge, each of the girls received €100 One 4 all voucher and the school received €250 one 4 all voucher. Winning team,  Local, girl Kerry Ann Finucane with Muireann Hickey, Aisling Scanlon, Melissa Holland, Róisín Fitzgerald and  Jackie Harnett  attended the Regional Finals of AIB Build a Bank Challenge in Cork on  26th February 2014 with their teacher Mrs Ailish Collins. They  had to prepare a Business Plan, were interviewed by  judges,  make a two minute presentation to the audience and were questioned  afterwards.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Unwanted Clothes Collection will take place on Saturday 5th April at 11am, at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped off on Friday 6-8pm, Funds go towards running of the club.

ST PATRICK: Seomra Ranga is a website offering resources for classroom use. This drama with four narrators tells the story of St Patricks life.

DEATH took place on 9th March 2014 of Alice Barrett (nee Stokes), Glenastar, Ardagh,  wife of the late Michael (Mick) survived by, sons Patrick and John, daughters Gerardine and Alice, son-in-law Jimmy Kennelly, daughters in law Christine and Nancy, grandchildren, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Alice Barrett was celebrated in Carrigkerry Church on 11th March, Alice was laid to rest afterwards in Churchtown Cemetery, Newcastle West.

DEATH took place on March 10th 2014 of Margaret Mulvihill, Gurtdromosillihy, Moyvane,   wife of the late Micháel. Deeply regretted by her children DJ, Mikey, Molly, Mossy, Jackie, Julie, and Brendan. Also sadly missed by her sisters, brothers-in-law, grandchildren, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Margaret Mulvihill was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Thursday the 13th of March, Margaret was laid to rest in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane. Margaret born at Shanway, Tarbert was daughter of Maurice Dowling and Molly Broderick, her siblings were Michael, Hillary, Eileen, Moira and Therese.

ANNIVERSARIES: Johnny Stack, Frank Goggin, Ned Leahy, Noel Mulvihill, Mairead Lyons, John Flaherty, Br. Canice Collins, Margaret O Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary White, Joe Collins, Willie Shine, Sr. Teresa M O Connor, Elizabeth Buckley, Michael Holly, Peg O Mahony, Michael O Connor, Mass on Mon. 17th at 10.00am for Kitty & Mossie Flaherty. Mass on Sun. 23rd at 10.00am for Tim & Hanna Leahy

STATIONS of the Cross: We invite you to join in this Prayerful Journey to reflect on The Passion of Christ during Lent, Stations of the Cross once a week on Thurs evening after Mass in Moyvane. Stations of the Cross Knockanure on Tuesday Night after 7.30 p.m.. Mass

CHURCH NEWS: Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm in Moyvane; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack, 10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald
Collectors for April: Vigil, Tom Hanrahan & Gerard Mulvihill
11am Olive Keane & Diarmaid Keane; Knockanure 10am Maurice Dowling

Murhur N.S. Moyvane: Enrolment Application Form for school year 2014 – 2015, can be collected from the school office 9.30am – 12.30pm or ring the school at 068 49522.

HOLY LAND PILGRIMAGE 15th to 24th September 2014, Spiritual Director: Monsignor Dan O’Riordan. Coach from Kerry to Cork Airport. Fully escorted tour, for further information contact 021-4277700

SPEND ONE HOUR WITH ME DURING LENT?” Adoration is continuing in the Adoration Chapel Listowel every Tuesday & Wednesday.

ACCORD ARE RECRUITING for Accredited Counsellors and Marriage Education Facilitators.  Please contact ACCORD Tralee on 066-712-2280 for further details.

TALK:  Fr. Peter McVerry will give a talk on Wednesday March 19th in Dromhall Hotel, Killarney at 8pm, hosted by Killarney Pastoral Area. All are welcome to the talk, For further details, check out

ABBEYFEALE MALE VOICE CHOIR; Practice every Thursday @ 8pm in St Mary’s Boys NS Abbeyfeale. New members welcome from all over West Limerick and North Kerry.

TEA dance with music by Noel Cronin will take place on Sunday, March 30th at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse with all proceeds going to Abbey Heritage Local Training.

AMATEUR DRAMA Festival in Knockaderry was opened by Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Nora Relihan adjudicator said “I would recommend that Knockaderry gets official status. It is only right. It was very well run, very well organised it ran over two weekends and ended on Sunday week.

ALCOHOL AWARENESS WEEK: Alcohol Awareness Week from March 31- April 4with a National Conference on April 2, more from Alcohol Forum Tel: 074 9125596 Web:

ORAL HISTORY COURSE, starting this April, Participants will develop Oral History Interviewing techniques as well as examine the legal and ethical issues relevant to gathering Oral History. The second element of the training will focus on digital voice recording and editing techniques. For more contact 069 79114 or email [email protected]

WALK Run on Mother’s day March 30th in Moyvane in aid of the youth club, registration at noon.

HISTORY DAY on 15th March 2014, at Christ Church, United Presbyterian and Methodist Church of 51 O Connell Street, Limerick they had Church Registers and School Roll Books for various religious communities in Limerick and the surrounding areas. These include Church of Ireland, Methodists, Presbyterians, Baptists, Quaker Historical Society, the Irish Jewish Genealogical Society and  Catholics. Great information day for anyone with interest in ancestry.

JESUS: Ardfert Retreat Centre in association with Miracle Hill Theatre invite you to “Jesus Wounded, Empowering Healer – the Drama of Mark’s Gospel”  in the Centre every Friday of Lent at 8pm and each night (Monday – Saturday) of Holy Week and Easter Week. Booking 066-7134276. Email [email protected]

HISTORY: Ardfert Historical Society continue their series of talks with A History of The Ardfert National Schools presented by Ann Kearney at 8pm on march 20th. Enquiries; 066 7134276 Email; [email protected]

OPEN DAY: Beatha agus Sláinte: Coláiste Íde in Dingle are holding an open day on the 22nd March from 12 -5.  More information from 066 9151211 [email protected]

DRIVING Theory Class: A six course preparing learner drivers for their theory test will commence at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday March 25th from 7-9pm.  Further details from Alan on 087 7671555.

CLASSES:  A Six Week Body/Mind Relaxation Class will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 24th at 11am, while German Classes will commence at the centre on March 25th at 11am.  Further details from 068 23584.

KERRY COUNTY COUNCIL’S FILM-MAKER IN RESIDENCE, Michael Kelly, will facilitate a drop-in clinic at Listowel Library on Friday March 21st from 2pm to 4pm.  If you are an aspiring film-maker, amateur photographer or film buff Michael will be on hand to share his expertise, and offer advice and assistance.

GARTH BROOKS CONCERT:  A draw will take place for 2 premium tickets for one of the Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin next July.  All proceeds to ‘Gather by the Feale’ Festival July 16-20.  Ticket are available from Jack O’Rourkes Bar, The Square, Abbeyfeale.  Tel 068 31314.

BISHOP Brendan Leahy has hailed the “incredible cultural depth” of Limerick. Speaking as he launched a range of Diocesan cultural events to take place as part of City of Culture, Bishop Leahy said the designation was a “glorious opportunity for Limerick to capture the hearts and minds of the nation”. An extensive programme of events backed by the Diocese of Limerick includes a Pipe Organ Festival, a series of reflections on ‘Cultures and Beliefs’ during Lent, a Seinn Concert involving over 400 students from 20 schools, and two Easter ceremonies which will be broadcast live on RTÉ.

The Sacred Heart Review, Volume 31, Number 7, 13 February 1904
A writer in the Western Watchman regrets that the Irish, as a people, have failed to realize the magnitude of Father Mathew’s work. He says:— ” It is, indeed, sad to see Irishmen worshiping the heroes of bombastic and theatrical movements — movements that were, for sufficient reasons, failures from the moment of their incubation—and treating in a quasi – respectable manner the memory of a man whose name will be linked forever with Lincoln’s as one of the two greatest humanitarians of the nineteenth century. ” If the Irish were to let politics alone for a decade, and were to concentrate all their efforts in spreading the temperance lesson of Father Mathew throughout their island home, I am sure they would accomplish more in that time for their general advancement than they can in a hundred years by political agitation ‘doped’ with poteen and dazed with tradition. … If temperance were to become the bloodless battle-cry of the Irish, they would soon stand in the van of nations, because a people that leads
in a great moral undertaking commands the respect and admiration of other peoples. Ireland would take on again the prestige and influence she had when she sent forth her missionaries to the ends of the earth. . . . ” It sometimes appears to me that Father Mathew, whom I consider the greatest Irishman born in centuries, is to be adopted by Americans. He seems to be better understood by them. They seem more readily to grasp the truth of the words so grandly illustrated in life, and so vigorously enunciated in his speech : ‘ A sober man is a God-fearing man, and a God-fearing man is a pillar of Christian civilization.’ “

WAR: The names of each of the 62,000 Australians who died in World War I are being remembered.

Children and hand held devices.

THOUGHT: 2nd Sunday of Lent: I will walk in the presence of the Lord
Mon. Let God walk through your day with you
Tues. Give thanks for those who reveal God to you
Wed. Clothe those you meet in loving kindness
Thurs: Pray for those who feel they walk alone
Fri. Fast today in solidarity with those who never have enough to eat
Sat. Cherish those who are in your life today

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