Knockanure Notes – 16th September 2013

CIRCUIT TRAINING every Thursday evening 8.30-9.30pm. at Knockanure Community Centre. Starting 26th September (after the races). All levels(men and women) welcome. Call Maggie to reserve your place today on 087 9866533.Looking for another challenging training programme?

RACES: Children from Knockanure School and surrounding schools had a preview of Listowel Races and were given an informative few hours touring and meeting staff of the racecourse, now the school have a window display of horses, painted by the students.

CONGRATULATIONS to Anna  and Jack Mulvihill of Glennalappa, Moyvane who recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary.

RUN: Moyvane National School is laying out a football pitch at the back of the school. This facility will be enjoyed by all its pupils. To help defray the cost of preparing the pitch, a benefit 5K, 10K Walk/Run will be held in Moyvane on Sunday 29th September. Registration will be at 12 noon in Moyvane  Everybody is welcome to participate.

PLOUGHING: The national Ploughing Championship will be held in Stradbally County Laois from Tuesday 24th to Friday 27thSeptember. Details of bus from 068 45162.

BOOKS: Padre Pio; The Scent of Roses, Irish Miracles and Cures, new book by Colm Keane features the belief of Kerry women who were helped by St Pio, among the contributors is Joan Lane of Kilmorna. Listowel writer Billy Keane has just published another book called The Ballad of Mo & G and is available locally. Jim Kennelly and Finbar Bradley have written a book called the Irish Edge, reflects on the competitive edge of some Irish businesses, the book was launched by Jimmy Deenihan recently. Jim Kennelly has Finuge roots.

BEST WISHES to Chris Kiely of Moyvane who has recently opened his Accountancy Office in Listowel.

TIDY TOWNS: Congratulations to Knockanure and Moyvane committees who gained extra points in this years contest. We all appreciate their dedication, which is visible to all of us.

ART Competition, details from the Credit Union, closing date in October.

LISTOWEL FAMILY CENTRE, The monthly meeting of carers group takes place on Monday September 16th at 12 noon, while the Meala Bereavement Support Group hold their monthly meeting at the centre on Wednesday September 25th  from 7-8.30pm.

THOUGHT: “Even in terrible circumstances and calamities, in matters of life and death, if I sense that I am in the shadow of God, I find light, so much light that my vision improves dramatically. I know that holiness is near”. Kathleen Norris.

DEATH; The death has occurred on September 6th 2013 of Paul Collins, Woodview Park, Limerick City and late of Abbeyfeale. Paul was a former chairman of Abbeyfeale RFC and an ex Hon. Secretary Junior Committee Munster Branch I.R.F.U. He is survived by his wife, Sheila, daughters Elaine, Jeananne and Sarah, and to his sisters, brothers and mother-in-law Peg Colbert. Requiem Mass was celebrated for Paul at Church of the Assumption Abbeyfeale on Sunday, Funeral afterwards to Reilig Íde Naofa  Abbeyfeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridie Moloney, Sr. Annunciata Curtin, Fr. Theo O Sullivan Bridget Brosnan, Geraldine Daly, Ned Moran, Tim Flaherty, Joe Moloney, Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Sr. M Regis Kennelly, Fr Denis O Sullivan, James Dower, Sr. Agatha Stack, Mai Costelloe, Mai Broderick, Michael O Connor, Pat Scanlon, Tom Kennelly, Bill O Donnell, Kevin O Donovan, Bridget O Connor, Mary Fitzelle Soder, Thomas Neville Stack, Mary Jo Cronin, John Joe Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Mass on Fri. 20th at7.30pm for Nora Galvin & Michael Galvin & the deceased member of the Galvin Family. Mass on Sat. 21st At 7.30pm    for Paddy Fitzmaurice. Mass on Tues. 24th    at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers:-Vigil, Elaine Hudson,11.00am Jerry Duggan; Knockanure,          10.00am Mary O’Flaherty.

Collectors for October: Vigil  Noreen O’Flaherty   &  Margaret Mulvihill, 11.00am   Tom & Michael Walsh and Knockanure,  Liam Nolan. Adoration, Moyvane, Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure,          Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

ST PIO: Tue. Sept. 24th Mass, Rosary & Benediction to mark the beginning of the Padre Pio Novena.  Witness will be given by our new Bishop, Dr. Ray Browne.

TALK on 30 years of  Banna Sea Rescue, by James O Loughlin at Ardfert Retreat Centre on 19th Sept. Sept. 26th Night Sky – Celebrating Earth Week with Paddy Stack, 8 pm.
Workshop on the Spirituality of Ageing, Saturday 28th September: 10.30am-4.30pm with Brian Grogan SJ.
Six-week Mindfulness Course with Norma Buckley. First Session Sat Oct 5th 2 – 4.30pm,  inquiries to 066-7134276; e.mail: [email protected]

SUDAN; Helena Quinn daughter of Tadgh and Kathleen Quinn, Purt, Abbeyfeale  is to to spend two months working with Fr. Tim Galvin on his mission in Sudan.  Tadgh Quinn, her father was with the Irish Army in the Congo in 1961. Follow Helen at

WORLD ALZHEIMERS DAY An information event will be held in the Rosemary Centre, Boherbee, Tralee on Saturday Sept 21st from 11am to 1pm.

ST JOHN’S: Fri 20th  at 7pm, Culture Night; Tue 24th  at 12 Noon, The Way I Remember It. John Lynch’s historic film is based on rural life and farming practices in the 1950’s and 60’s in North Kerry. Wed 25th An Evening With Freddie White. More from 068 22566.

AFTERNOON of Prayer at Scartaglen Church on Sept. 22nd at 2.30pm.

KNOCK: The Legion of Mary is travelling to Knock on Sunday, September 29th next. Tickets  in advance from Sean Broderick, Bernard Broderick or Peg Murphy.

OLD STYLE DANCING CLASSES will be taking place in St. Patrick’s Hall Listowel from October 2nd.  Beginners 7-8pm and intermediate 8-9pm.  For more information contact Anne-Marie on 086-3818502.

COFFEE MORNING in aid of Listowel Hospice on Wed 18th from 10 – 2pm. at the home of Nora Mulvihill, 31 Church St. your support will be greatly appreciated.

TEAGASC have a course in Killarney on Opportunities to Improve your Income, starting Sept. 30th, details from 064 6632 344.

KICKBOXING World Championship at the Community Centre Listowel on 21st Sept. door open at 6.30pm.

WRENBOYS Competition in Listowel on Friday Sept. 20th, as this is its 54th year, long may it last.

RACING and entertainment  all this  week in Listowel, for accommodation, visit the Seanchai Centre.

ALL IRELAND Football Final this year is relegated to the back burner.

A.G.M. Athea Drama Group AGM takes place on Monday, September 16th at 8pm in the Hall. New members especially welcome.

CHOIR: Lovely choir at evening mass in Moyvane, people who stay away from mass do not know what they are missing.

FULL MOON on 19th Sept., swallows are swarming together preparing for their long journey to the sun.

A DARE : Adare to Survive is a 7.5km military style obstacle course taking place in Clonshire Equestrian Centre, Adare, Co Limerick on Sunday, September 29. Cliona’s Foundation provides financial assistance to the families of critically ill children.Full details, including registration is on the event website

CLIMB DONAL’S MOUNTAIN #LIVELIFE. Sponsored climb of Mount Brandon Sunday September 29th in aid of the Donal Walsh #Livelife Foundation. Join Donal’s Mom climbing his mountain following the Pilgrims Stations route from An Bothar side. Registrations from 9.30am, Climb commences at 11.00am. For full details and sponsorship cards call 086 0773516.

THE PRIORY INSTITUTE – bringing theology home! If you wish to study theology by distance learning, please register right away to secure your place on the programme. Unfortunately, we will not be able to accept applications after the application deadline (23 September 2013). Remember, we are here for you if you have any queries about our programmes. Phone: (01) 404 8124 eMail:     [email protected]

BEGINNING EXPERIENCE. is a specially designed Support Programme for people who have suffered the loss of a spouse by death, separation or divorce. The next weekend is being held in the Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Friday October 4th to Sunday October 6th, 2013. For Application Forms and further details please contact 087 9886480 or email  [email protected]

SIAMSA TÍRE AUDITIONS for talented young people for a place in Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Theatre Training Scheme 2013-14 take place on Saturday 5th October from 10am – 2pm Children from the age of seven are trained in drama, dance and song in the unique Siamsa style, with a view to becoming members of the Community Cast at Siamsa Tíre. Classes take place weekly from October to May. Contact Siamsa Tíre on (066) 7123055 to make an appointment for your audition.

This year’s Mercy Day Mass will celebrate 125 Years of Education at Moyderwell. All past-pupils, parents, staff and friends of the school are invited to the Mass – 11.30am, St John’s Church, Tuesday 24th September.

TRIP;  Knockfierna Heritage Society will hold their annual outing to Cahir Castle, The Swiss Cottage, Rock of Cashel, Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday, September 29th. Mr. Philip Lynch of Kilkenny will be tour guide for the day. Those interested in travelling on this outing please contact Pat O’Donovan Newcastlewest & Rathkeale 087 9977340, Marion Hanley Ballingarry 087 9741387, Mary O’Keeffe 087 6990816.

CHURCH: Tom Ahern Carrigkerry Ardagh Notes reports.
Saint Colman’s Church in Kilcolman is 100 years old this year, and plans are in place to mark this historic landmark at present. The foundation stone was laid in 1913 and the Church was blessed and opened on 10th August 1913 by Most Rev Dr O’Dwyer, Bishop of Limerick. The parish priest at the time was Rev Jerry Murphy and a lot of the work was done voluntarily. Mass was celebrated in the Library west of the village while the church was being built. The materials for the Church came by rail to Ardagh Railway Station and were transported by voluntary labour to the site. The walls were built by rock faced cavity blocks made near the site of the church by Mike Somers from Carrrons, Kilcolman. Dermot O’Brien son of M.P. William Smith O’Brien organized a Bazaar known as the ‘’Shanid Bazaar’’ to help raise funds for the church. It was held in the grounds of Cahermoyle House on the 15th 16th and 17th August 1913. Dermot was the President of the Royal Irish Academy and a troupe of players from the old Abbey Theatre in Dublin travelled down to perform and gave their services free. It was an outstanding success and a sum of 30 pounds was left over on the erecting of the church which was completed in record time. This money was used to erect the high wall along the road in front of the church. From the church grounds there is a fine view of the surrounding countryside. The centenary of the church will be marked later this month and a souvenir booklet will be published.

HISTORY: The lecture series will take place at the Back to Our Past  exhibition at the RDS (Royal Dublin Society) in Ballsbridge, Dublin from Friday 18th October to Sunday 20th October 2013. Last year at BTOP there were over 250 exhibitors and 20,000 visitors, making this Ireland’s biggest event dedicated to genealogy and related topics.

PRESIDENT Kennedy his Limerick ancestors; In 1793 James FitzGerald married Honora MacCarthy. Their son Michael married Eileen Wilmot. Their son Thomas FitzGerald emigrated to the USA in 1852 and married Rosanna Cox. Their son was Honey Fitz. (the Mayor of Boston) who married Mary Hannan (they were second cousins), the parents of Rose Kennedy, the President’s mother.

DEATH: The Limerick Chronicle, of Saturday, 31 March, 1792, reported the following: “Thursday evening a hearse, drawn by six horses, which contained the corpse of the truly pious and benevolent Lady Arabella Denny who died last week in Dublin, passed through this city, in order to her being interred in the family vault at Tralee in the county of Kerry.”

NZ Tablet 23 Aug 1878.
(From the Atheneeum.} There is an Irish poet whose remains rest in Lisbon, but whose name is now almost as forgotten as his tomb. Jeremiah Joseph Callanan, who died at the early age of thirty five, was buried here in 1829. He is known, when remembered at all, by his short poems, among others, the Convict of Clonmel,’ ‘The White Cockade,’ ‘The Virgin Mary’s Rock,’ and particularly by his beautiful line on Gougaune Barra, that lonely and limpid mountain lake, situated at the west end of the County Cork, the parent of the River Lee There is a green Island in lone Gougaune Barra, “Where Allua of song rushes forth as an arrow. Callanan was a student of Maynooth. and afterwards of Trinity, and was for several years a constant contributor Blackwood Magazine. Had he lived longer and possessed the perseverance and habits of work requisite for the composition of an important poem, he might have taken very high ground, for good critics consider that the poems he left display talent of the highest order. Early in 1829 Callanan came to Lisbon as a tutor for the family of Mr, Hickie, an Irish Merchant of eminence.

INDIA:  September 2013 – The Hindu reports, “The (Indian) Rubber Board has lowered the natural rubber  production outlook by nearly 10 per cent on account of an unprecedented intensive southwest monsoon and an abnormal leaf fall in traditional planting areas

COUNTRY Doctor in USA.

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