Knockanure Notes – 17th June, 2013

NUNS ON THE RUN in Knockanure !! Join us Run , Walk or Jog exercise is a great way to battle mental health. Donation will be made to Pieta House. A Family Fun Day in conjunction with Nuns on the Run. Walk,jog or run 5km/10km. On Sunday 23rd June Registration 12.30 Start at 2pm. A fun day with Bouncy Castle, fun & games. Refreshments on the Day. Anyone wishing to bring scones/sandwiches etc would be much appreciated. Nuns Costumes will be available at T&T Celebrations Listowel from Thursday 20th June.

KNOCK Pilgrimage from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert takes place on Wednesday 03rd July, 2013. For further information contact Margaret at 087 2976304 and Nuala at 068 36166.

BUS:  Pilgrimage Walk to Croagh Patrick will be on Saturday, June 22. Bus leaving the church yard Abbeyfeale on Saturday morning at 5am. Names to Peg Murphy 068/31232 Parish Office 068/31133 or the sacristy 068/51915.

GAMES; Community Games County Athletics Final will take place at the An Riocht Track in Castleisland on Sat. 22nd and Sunday 23rd June. Boys and girls who qualified in Moyvane can compete in Castleisland. Parade starts at 10am, Saturday 22nd boys and girls that are area banner carriers are asked to go into the track on their arrival. Events on Saturday include boys and girls ball throw, all races for U8 to U14 heats and relay heats for U10, U12 and U14. Sundays events include semi-finals and finals for all competitions from U8 to U16. All relays and field events will commence at 10.30am. The committee wish the best of luck to all competitors taking part and to enjoy the weekend.

SPORTS; aimed at 1st – 6th Class, Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm Moyvane Community Centre: 1st – 5th July (MV1)
Lixnaw Community Centre: 8th – 12th July (LX2), Ballybunion Community Centre: 22nd – 26th July (BB3), Athea Community Centre: 29th July – 2nd Aug (AT4)
Rounders, Futsal, Basketball, Dodgeball, Badminton, Olympic Handball, Tennis & lots more Fun & Games. Booking Essential Limited places. Phone or text Child’s Name, Age and Booking Ref: Brendan 087 1515627 or Maggie 087 9866533.
Email: [email protected] .

TRAIL: On Saturday 22 June 2013, the third annual 36km Great Southern Trail Midsummer Big Walk will commence from Abbeyfeale (Old Railway Station at 10.30 a.m.) and travel the 36km route of the old railway to Rathkeale. Register at [email protected] by June 15th;

KDYS SUMMER ACTIVITIES, Fishing, Music, Art, Day Trips and Summer Camps now open for bookings. Places limited so please book early. For more information contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

FULL MOON on the 23rd,Summer gone, rain and more rain.

I.C.A; Meeting on Tuesday 18th June at 8pm in the Hall.

PILGRIMAGES TO LOUGH DERG 2013; Tuesday, July 2-4, Friday, July 26-28.  Contact Peg 068/31232.

EVENTS: Brendan Grace at Listowel Community Centre on June 21st at 8pm; St John’s will have Donovan in Concert on June 20th and on 22nd and 23rd The Magic of Musicals; Listowel Family Resource Centre.  The Carers group meet on Monday June 17th at 12 noon. Further details from 086 8556431. Jumble sale takes place on Thursday. June 20th at 3pm. Donations welcome; Kerry County Fleadh in Ballybunion runs from 18th  to 25th; National Bike Week continues to 23rd of June;

Clounleharde School reunion in Knockdown on June 29; West Cork Literary Festival 2013 in Bantry runs from 7th to 13th of July; Medjugorge Mass in St. Brendan’s Tralee on Monday June 17th at 7.30pm. A cup of tea will follow in the Parish Centre Tralee.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-op will be held in the Marian Hall on 26th June 2013 at 8.30pm.

CEMETERY Mass in Lisselton on June 18th and at Gale Cemetery on June 20th.

DEATH took place in Convent of Mercy, Military Road Waterford on 24th May 2013 of Sr. Aloysius McElligott daughter of Margaret and William born 1917 at Glenoe. Following Requiem Mass Sr. Aloysius was laid to rest at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballygunner, Waterford.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Stack, Bridie O Connell, Eamonn Keane, Myles Kearney, Kathy O Donoghue, Bridget Guidry, Pat McElligott, Maureen Ahern, Liam Barry, Sr. Aquilina Relihan, Joe Lynch Patrick O Keeffe, Donal Mulvihill, Tom Keane, Sr. Elaine McElligott, John Culhane, Tom O Callaghan, Michael O Sullivan, Brendan Shanahan, Mass on Tues. 18th  at 7.30pm  for Con O’Connor; Mass on Wed. 19th at 7.30pm for Con & Catherine Mulvihill & son Con; Mass on Fri. 21st Knockanure at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan; Mass on Sat. 22nd 7.30pm for Maria O’Grady; Mass on Sun. 23rd at 10.00am in Knockanure for Denis Flaherty .

READERS:  Vigil, John Corbett & Jimmy Collins; 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure: Patricia & Andrew Rogan.

FUN: Family Fun Day on in the Moyvane G.A.A. Pitch on June 30th from 2 – 5. All in aid of fundraising for Moyvane National School. A great day of events organized: Races, Bouncy Castles, BBQ, Penalty Shoot Out, Wellie Throwing and Raffles etc. Please support this event in aid of the school.

PENS are being made in Moyvane by 18 year old,  Donnchadh O’Connor in lovely wooden box.

IMMIGRATION: The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Justice for Immigrants campaign is asking Catholics to “call your senators as soon as possible” and urge them to oppose five amendments to immigration legislation.

THOUGHT: “The Holy Scriptures are our letters from home”.

KEEPING ALL THE FAMILY ENTERTAINED in Abbeyfeale:  Widows Paradise – the comedy Sunday, July 14, The Nuns Race and  Harlem Shake on Monday, Feale fit Games on the Tuesday, Football Tournament and Carnival starting on the Wednesday, Tug of war and sheaf tossing, Fitzy Chicks, No Direction and Battle of the DJ in the Square, Tag Rugby on Saturday and the Family Fun Day on the Sunday are just some of the events  at the Abbeyfeale Gathering July 15-21 to keep the young people entertained

NOVENA Corpus Christi, Moyross:  Tues 18th 7.30pm Mass with  Fr Seamus Enright & Fr Tony.    Speaker: Ruairi O’Rahilly  the teacher at CBS in Tralee who nominated 16 year old Donal Walsh for the Kerry’s Eye Radio Kerry Local Hero Award, disagrees with the old adage that you should never meet your heroes. “We disagree. I’m humbled to say I know Donal, and I know I speak on behalf of all the school. He’s selfless. He personifies all the attributes we try to instil in our kids,”

PRIEST:  Eleventh Sunday in Ordinary Time, 16th June: “Be a lion in the pulpit, but a lamb in the confessional” (St. Augustine of Hippo). Is the Lord calling you to be a priest? Contact Vocation Director Fr. Liam Lovell 087 1640967 ([email protected])

RAINBOWS: Venue: Newcastle West Family and Community Hub (Upstairs in Newcastle West Community Centre)

June 19th: Session for teachers/childcare workers/people interested in volunteering as a Rainbows volunteer to help children with grief. NO need to book just come on the night

 For further information contact Theresa on 069 79113. free workshops by Play Therpaist Tina O’Brien.

WALK: Camino de Santiago, There are still some places left on Third Age’s trip on the Camino de Santiago which takes place in the first week of September. All proceeds will go to our Senior Help Line, a peer to peer listening service for older people.  If you know anyone who would be interested in this opportunity, please contact Neil on [email protected] or 0834260081 to receive more information or book a place.

FUN 5K RUN/WALK on Sunday June 23rd in aid of Neurological Appeal at the Mater Hospital, Dublin. It will begin at 11.30 at the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale. No registration needed. Any donations are greatly appreciated on the day. All are welcome. More information contact Marta Lyons 087 6989694.

TRACTORS:  Safe Tractors Driving Skills Course  for 14-16 year olds at Listowel Mart on Tuesday 25th June, from 10am to 4pm cost €30 or €15. For information & to book contact on 068-23429 before Wednesday 19th June.

POPE: Harley Davidson has given Pope Francis two of its classic motorcycles to mark the brand’s 110th anniversary and on Sunday hundreds  parked along the road leading to St Peter’s Square while the Pope recites the Angelus .

FATHER’S Day; My Father … When I was 4 years of age; ‘My Daddy can do anything’. 5 years old: ‘My Daddy knows a lot’. 6 years old: ‘My Daddy is smarter than your Dad’ 8  years old: ‘My Dad knows exactly everything’. 10 years old: ‘In olden days, when my Dad grew up things were different’. 12 years old: ‘Oh, well naturally, Father does not know anything about that. He is too old to remember his childhood. 14 years old: ‘Don’t pay attention to my father, he is so old-fashioned’ 21 years old: ‘Him? My goodness, he is hopelessly out of date’. 25 years old: Dad knows a little about it, but then he should because he has been around so long. 30 years old: ‘Maybe we should ask Dad what he thinks? After all, he’s had a lot of experience’. 35 years old: ‘I’m not doing a single thing until I talk to Dad’. 40 years old: ‘I wonder how Dad would have handled this. He was so wise and had a world of experience’. 50 years old: ‘I’d give anything if Dad were here now, so that I could talk this over with him. Too bad I didn’t appreciate how smart he was. I could have learned a lot from him’. (Anonymous).


A careful man I want to be –
a little fellow follows me.
I do not dare to go astray,
for fear he’ll go the self-same way.
I cannot once escape his eyes.
Whatever he sees me do he tries.
Like me he says he’s going to be –
that little chap who follows me…
He knows that I am big and fine –
And believes in every word of mine.
The base in me he must not see –
that little chap who follows me…
But after all it’s easier,
that brighter road to climb,
With little hands behind me –
to push me all the time.
And I reckon I’m a better man
than what I used to be…
Because I have this lad at home
who thinks the world of me.

DEATH of Fr Tom Lawler
Kerryman 29 July 1916.

He was P P of Killorglin for 30 years, served under three Bishops of Kerry. He was a sterling and consistent nationalist. Fr Tom was born at Irrabeg, Lixnaw on 18th August 1842, educated and ordained at Paris. His first position in Kerry was at Abbeydorney, later moving to Tralee, Castletown Bere, Ballyferriter and Ballybunion. He established the Catholic Young Mens Association in Castletown Bere, two members of note were Tim and Edward Harrington MPs, who remained his lifelong friends.

While serving in Ballyferritor, he contacted fever and was transferred to Ballybunion. In Ballybunion Fr Morty O Connor was fighting for the rights of tenants against Sam Husssey, the case went to the House of Lords, where he lost, although the court of appeal had decided in favour of Fr O Connor. Fr Lawlor supported his PP in his actions. Bishop McCarthy promoted Fr Tom to PP of Valentia , where he became the Vice President of the first branch of the Land League founded in Valentia by the then PP, Canon Brosnan, he being the President. Mr Charles Russell QC, Killowen was charged with recording the state of affairs in South Kerry on the lands of the Knight of Kerry, TCD and Lord Lansdowne. Mr Russell was in contact with Fr Lawlor and he supplied him with details of the circumstances of the people which Russel later used in his book New Views on Ireland. The Duke of Connaught  came to Valentia as guest of the Knight of Kerry and associated himself with Fr Lawler and the committee to help relieve the people in the area. In 1884 Dr Higgins moved Fr Lawlor to Killorglin, in a short time he had 12 schools and teachers residences erected. Fr Tom went to America in 1886 to collect money to help in the construction of a church for Killorglin, the one that was there was like a barn. He lectured in New York, Boston and Chicago and was given a great welcome on his return home. An Illuminated Address was given to him also. Cromane Church was opened by Dr Mangan some years ago also. He always took an active part in the national movement to promote the peoples rights, outrage in every form was discouraged. Before the “Times” Commission, he was able to state that the League had banished outrage from the district. Fr Lawlor helped get funding for half the price of the organ in the church from Mr Carnegie, also with Mr O Donnell he got Carnegie money to build the parish hall. Among the many priests at his funeral was Fr O Carroll from Newtown.


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