Knockanure Notes — 16th October, 2016

SAVE ST. MARY OF ANGELS –  A public meeting will be held on Wed. Oct. 19th at 8pm at Killorglin CYMS Hall, Mill Rd.

PADRE PIO meeting in Lixnaw on 18th October at 7.30pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results.No winner of €15,800 jackpot.

Numbers drawn were 8, 13, 16, 20.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1.Catherine Walsh & Con Lynch, c/o Con Lynch; 2. Donie McGrath, c/o Amber 3. Imelda Toomey, Kilmorna; 4. The O’Brien Family, O’Brien’s Bar; 5. Steven Shields, Carrigkerry.

Next jackpot of €15,900 with draw to be held on Friday 21st of October.

CLOUNMACON: Great to hear Leo Finucane and some local children recall school day in Clounmacon School, Leo made a film on school days long ago and illuminated some the characters from the locality.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY Would you like to become a volunteer for children’s Storytime and other events?. Do you have 45 Minutes to spare on a Saturday morning or afternoon?. If ‘Yes’ then pop into Listowel Library and speak to a member of staff for more details Tel: 068-23044.

JOURNAL; Athea Parish Journal are seeking articles and photos.

DEATH has occurred of Tom (Tommy) Stack, Keylod, Moyvane. Tommy died suddenly on the 7th of October, 2016 at Kerry University Hospital, Tralee. Deeply regretted by his heartbroken parents, Mike and Mary, brother Daniel and David, grandmother Phil, granddad Mike Long, uncles and aunts, gran aunt, cousins, relatives, neighbours, friends, and his carers. Requiem Mass for Tommy Stack was celebrated at Moyvane Church on 11th October 2016. Fr. Kevin was unavoidable absent as he was on a St Pio Pilgrimage. The Requiem Mass for Tommy Stack was celebrated by Canon Declan O’Connor, assisted by Fr. Nolan, Fr. O’Callaghan, Fr. Duggan, Fr. Lucid and Deacon Jones. Items in memory of Tommy was presented at the altar, included, Rebel Jersey, Liverpool memorabilia, Soccer cap, Board game, Playstation controller and bottle of Coke. Mulvihill Family sang appropriate hymns. Family and friends did the readings. School friends in big numbers were also at the Mass along with family, neighbours and general public. Guard of Honour was provided to give Tommy a last farewell. Many little incidents in Tommy’s life were recalled and illuminated his lovable character. Tommy represented Ireland at the U-18 FIPFA International Development event in 2013.

SYMPATHY to Con Healy & Family, Clounbrane on the death of his brother Patsy, Leitrim East whose funeral took place in St Alban’s, England.  To the family of Bridie Lynch (nee Flavin), Carrueragh who died in Boston. Death of Seán Dowling, nephew of Kathleen Buckley, and to Mike New Houses. Sr. Catherine Colbert of The Grove Abbeyfeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Martin O’Connell, Jack Dore, Paddy Faley, Mary Kennelly, John Somers, Mary Ellen Deenihan, Dan O’Donnell, Sr. Ambrose Buckley, Ellen Woods, John Connell, Norrie Donegan, Sean Broderick, Moira Nash, Mick Reidy, Jack Dunne, Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Ita Vaughan, Willie Harnett, Michael O Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Paddy Sullivan. Mass Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Mon         17th 7.30pm for Rita Shorten (Rec Dec). Sat 22nd at 7.30pm for Seán Broderick. Sun 23rd at 11.00am for Gerry Galvin, and parents Brendan & Eileen & his brother Pat. Mass Knockanure Tues  18th at 9.30am for Frances Tynan (Rec Dec). Sun 23rd at 10.00am for Michael & Julia O’Sullivan.

MASS:   Thurs 20th  at 7.30pm First Year Mass for Tarbert Comprehensive School in Tarbert Church. Mass Moyvane Fri 21st at  7.30pm Special Intention (Sick)

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:  24th Village Festival on the October Bank Holiday events include:  Friday:  12noon Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition.   8.30pm Rambling House in Marian Hall. Saturday:                 11am – 1pm Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds &  FIFA Playstation Tournament for 7 to 12 years at the Marian Hall. 7.00pm Vigil Mass followed by Annual Boro Dinner in Marian Hall at 8pm. (Please note once off 7pm Vigil Mass) Full details on local posters

NEW TOASTMASTER CLUB SETS UP IN LISTOWEL: The next meeting will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, October 20 from 8 -10pm.  Further information from Gerard Mannix on 087 2193670.

WALK On Thursday, October 20th  for Athea National School.

BINGO on Wednesday October 19th Gaelscoil Ó Doghair in Newcastle West. Local woman Kathleen Shanahan is principal.

RAMBLING HOUSE Knockalougha 18th October at 8pm.

MICK O’CONNELL TO OPEN GARRY MCMAHON WEEKEND:  The 8th annual Garry McMahon traditional singing festival takes place from Friday, October 21 to Sunday 23 in Abbeyfeale. This year’s line-up makes for another full weekend of singing sessions, Storytelling, Workshops, Competitions and Presentations.

GROW: World Community Mental Movement in Ireland open meeting and information evening in Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday 26th October at 7.30 p.m, more  from Jerry at 086 0271990

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “ A Garrison town but one in name only – Tarbert’s role in the War of Independence 1916 – 1922. “ Talk by Patrick Lynch in the Bridewell was given on Saturday last.

FUNDRAISER – Monster fundraising Bingo will take place in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sat 22nd October at 8pm.

DANCING: Stepdancing Classes: by Johnny Cronin in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall began on Tuesday 11th October at 4.00 p.m.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Wednesday 19th and 26th October Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs with Fr. Sean Sheehy.  7p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy diabetes, learning difficulties are eligible to apply.  Closing date 31st October.  Call Ashley 086 1030740/Ruth 087 2809833 .

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: in partnership with the Public Health Nurses will run its annual Baby & Us Programme Topics: Play Therapy Baby Massage, Immunisations – GP Questions Nutrition, Physio Speech & Language, First Aid Wrap Up Event. All welcome – New Moms, Mums again, Dads, Partners and Grandparents. Especially The Babies. Start Date – 19th Oct from 10.30am – 12.00pm. Halloween Camp Nov 1st to 4th.  Further details from the centre on 068/23584.

TOUR; Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 .The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday, October 27th, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday, October 28th, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday, October 29th, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday, October 30th, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton. Contact for ticket details for the four shows.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, October 19 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.

TALK: Dr. Pat Wallace will draw on for his lecture entitled “The Road from Abbeyfeale” which he will deliver to Rathkeale & District Historical Society this Friday evening October 21.

SAFER COMMUNITIES Listowel Gardaí will present a talk on: Safer communities Thursday October 20 at 11am. Venue; Listowel Family Resource Centre Further details from Toni on (068) 23584.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: On Saturday, October 22 next Dromtrasna will come alive with runners and walkers, young and old, to show their support for, Milford Hospice Services.

CHARILE BIRD SPEAKS ON THE MISSIONS: on Monday, October 17th at 8pm in the Rose Hotel, on his experience of visiting Missionary projects in the Philippines and Korea.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 18th Far From The Madding Crowd. A play based on the most endearing of Thomas Hardy’s novels.  Wed 19th, The Vanbrugh Quartet. Thursday 20th The Electric Five Band, (American). Fri. 21st An Evening with Johnny McEvoy, details from 068 22566.

RURAL EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (RES) / YOUTH EMPLOYMENT SERVICE (YES): If you need support job seeking and feel that you are a little lost in deciding what you want to do, then you should contact the RES / YES which offers 1:1 support and career planning to individuals around education, training and employment opportunities.  To find out more you can contact Finn or Lynne at West Limerick Resources on 069 61316 or Adrienne on 069 62222.

GLIN: Going for Gold Competition: There was great excitement in Glin last Tuesday night as Glin was named the overall winner of Limerick Going for Gold 2016.  Glin Development and Tidy Towns were a wild card entry in Tuesday night’s final which was held at the Strand Hotel, Limerick.  There was more than 140 entries in this year’s competition which began in June. Even with all the stiff competition, Glin came first with the top prize of €10,000.

FILM:  THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE AT GLÓRACH Abbeyfeale:  Through the very kind assistance of Helena Quinn, we look forward to showing the film The Siege of Jadotville on Saturday evening, October 29.

HUSBANDS AND WIVES: Worldwide marriage encounter is designed to give married couples the opportunity to look at their lives together… A time to share their hopes, joys and fears with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their lives.  The next weekend will be at the lake hotel, Killarney from 18th – 20th Nov. For more info or to book visit    087/6670418 or 086/8334382.

CONVERSATION CAFÉ FOR COMMUNITY CATALYSTS: Do you want to learn how to host public meetings or community group meetings in a different way? Learn how to host a ‘World Cafe’ style meeting with Davie Philips from Cultivate, based at the Cloughjordan Ecovillage in Tipperary at 7.30pm next Wednesday 19th October in St. John’s Parish Centre. More information from

SEANFHOCAL – Fear óg falsa – sean fhear bocht – A lazy young man becomes an old poor man.

HISTORY: Catholic Press (Sydney, NSW : 1895 – 1942) Thu 16 Nov 1916 Page 22

Professor Kettle’s death completes a family tragedy which can have few equals. The three daughters of David Sheehy, M.P., married respectively Mr.Culhane, a Master in Chancery, Mr. Sheehy-Skeffington, and the late Professor Kettle. – A few months ago Mr. Culhane died suddenly. Mr. Sheehy Skeffington ‘s end is too well known; his brother-in-law — one of the two soldier sons

of Mr. David Sheehy — was fighting against the rebels at the time that Mr. Sheehy Skeffington was being shot. Now, Professor Kettle is gone, too. ‘Within nine months all three sisters have been left widows.


The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 – 1842) Thu 13 Mar 1834


(From the Newfoundlander of Sept. 19.)

We have been kindly supplied with the following interesting particulars relative to the

Maria Eliza. The annals of the trade cannot, we believe, furnish a second instance of a vessel having been driven by the ice a distance of 900 miles from her port of destination :

The schooner Maria Eliza, Captain Hughes, which arrived here on Saturday last from Cork, via Green,

land, has been a missing vessel for some months past She sailed from Cork on the 15th March for this port, with a cargo of pork, butter, potatoes, Sec, and on the 11th of the following month fell in with a field of ice, by which she very shortly became surrounded. From that period the vessel became the sport of the wind, and current and ice, until on the 30th April, she was driven towards the land, which it was extremely difficult to distinguish from the immense islands of ice by which it was bounded. After considerable exertion the crew succeeded in getting the vessel through, and found to their great astonishment they were on the coast of Greenland, some of the natives having pushed off their canoes. On the 15th May, they entered a small harbour called Nennortelik, about four miles east of Cape Farewell, very much exhausted from their sufferings on the ice, and having no fuel or water remaining, and received a hospitable reception from the Danish factor resident there. After some days delay at this place they proceeded along shore which was only clear of ice for the extent of a mile to the principal port, Julianababh, in lat. 61, the residence of the governor, who rendered them every assistance in his power. About two months after their arrival at this port, a Danish brig, which is annually despatched from Copenhagen with supplies for the factories, arrived there, and Captain Hughes then finding it would be impossible for him to get clear of the coaster the ice without assistance, concluded on remaining until the brig was ready to sail. On the 3lst August he sailed in company with the brig, and arrived at this port on Saturday last, just six months from the time of their leaving Cork.-There were two gentlemen passengers on board, Mr. Hickson and Mr. Popham, whose friends had long since mourned for their loss. During the vessel’s detention in Greenland the agents at the several Danish factories were ever ready to offer their kind assistance, and the native Esquimaux, who appear a simple, honest race, afforded very acceptable services, while the vessel was coasting along shore, it was frequently found necessary to tow through the floating ice, which was done by skin boats, rowed by native women, who were also very useful in providing articles of clothing for the crew. The winter had set in very severely previous to the departure of the Maria Eliza.


HURRICANE: A fully developed hurricane releases 50 or more terawatts of heat energy at any given moment, only about 1 percent of which is converted into wind. The heat release, Landsea wrote, “is equivalent to a 10-megaton nuclear bomb exploding every 20 minutes.”  The entire human race in 2011 used about a third of the energy present in an average hurricane.

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