Knockanure Notes – 17th March, 2013

ENROLMENT: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost,  Knockanure   Enrolment Week   2013 :  If  you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost  please call to the school before  22nd,  9.30 a.m. -12.00 p.m. to collect your Enrolment Form, Fáilte Romhaibh!.

ART: Knockanure Community Centre is seeking the work of the area’s young artists as it prepares to hold an Easter themed Art Competition in conjunction with its Annual Easter Party. The Party at the centre is on Sunday March 31st from 4-6pm. Young Artists are asked to submit their work for consideration before Friday 22nd March.  Arts Minister Jimmy Deenihan will judge the Competition at the Easter Party.  For more information contact 087 9866533.

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place in Listowel Church on Thursday 21st March at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.  Devotions in Lixnaw Church on  19th March commencing at 7.30pm with Rosary, Mass & Benediction.  Witness given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.  Petition box is in place in the sacred space.

HAPPY 50th birthday to Helen Greaney of Kilmorna, she celebrated the occasion in Listowel recently .

MUSIC:  North Kerry has its own Teen Spirit Concert scheduled for Wednesday night March the 20th at 8.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel.

GREAT Night of music, song, dance and recitation was held in Funuge on Friday last for Gathering Event to welcome Jim and Linda Kennelly, Mike McCarthy and 19 students from Skidmore College. Gabriel Fitzmaurice and Mary Mulvihill were among the entertainers.

DISCO: 80’s Disco in aid of Aware will be held at The Arms Hotel, Listowel on March 30th, starting at 10pm.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE with music by Mike Condon will be held at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Sunday, March 24 next. This is a fundraiser for Unicef who are currently looking after in overcrowded camps up to 60,000 unaccompanied children from Syria. Dancing 3-6pm.

THANKS: The committee of the North Kerry Pioneers would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the social last Friday night. A fantastic night was had by all with a beautiful meal at the Golf Hotel and wonderful music by Mike Condon. Congratulations to Kathleen Mc Enery, Nora Mc Cann, Sheila Healy, Mary Lowe, John & Anne Slattery, Seamus Mc Enery, Margaret O Connor, Mary Langan, Eddie Joe Mc Elligott, Mary Mc Elligott and Patrick B Mc Elligott who all received a gold pin for 50 years membership of the association.

DRAMA: Athea Drama Group; Presents ‘Many Young Men of Twenty’ By John B. Keane At Con Colbert Memorial Hall, Athea on  21st, 24th and 25th March at 8pm.
The Group was established to perform for the Homecoming Festival in Athea  in 1992.

DEBATING: The Irish debating team from Colaiste Ide agus Iosef,  Abbeyfeale will compete in the National finals to be held in the Heritage Hotel in Portlaoise on Thursday 21st March at 5 pm.

LENTEN TALKS; Wednesday nights at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse , Abbeyfeale,  Wednesday, March 20 ‘What did Jesus teach us about Heaven and Hell’. Lecture at Tralee Library at 7.30pm on 26th March on death of Christ in Medieval Tradition, by Dr. S Ryan of Maynooth. Dr Eugene Duffy in Listowel night Pope elected

MISSION in the Parish runs from 20th to 26th April 2013.

CHRISM Mass in Killarney Cathedral on 26th March at 7.30pm.

DAFFODILL Day 22nd March, details from 1850 60 60 60.

OPEN Day at Pallaskenry College on 21st March from 10am to 2pm.

CHARITY Vintage Run and Draw in aid of cancer treatment, hosted by Knockdown Vintage Club and Estuary Macra. Draw on 23rd march and the auctionand vintage run is on Sunday 24th March starting at 12. 30pm, details from 068 2600.

EASTER Holiday from school 25th March to 5th April.

ST PATRICK’S Day was celebrated in Knockanure by locals by first going to Mass with the choir back in action and then to Listowel for entertainment on the streets, with a multitude of groups performing, day cool and dry, thanks to all the volunteers, pity the GAA Car park was closed on the day.

DEATH has taken place of Sr Gemma McGrath, of Presentation Convent Listowel and Tralee. Sr. Gemma was born at  Baltovin, Ardfert, she died On 10th March 2012,  sister of Fr. Gene (Australia), Cristie and the late John, Fr. Jim, Sr. Angela, Madge (Whelan), Sr. Rose, Nora (O’Connor) & Sr. Pius.  Sadly missed by her Presentation Sisters, sister-in-law Una, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, relatives and many friends.

Requiem mass for Sr. Gemma was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel  on Wednesday13th March ‘13 Interment afterwards in the Presentation Plot in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH took place on March 10th 2013, of Sr. Eithne (Maureen), Casey of Presentation Convent, Turners Cross, Listowel Presentation and Kiskeam. Survived by her sister Bridget Collis, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews. Requiem Mass for Sr. Eithne Casey was celebrated at Christ King Church Turners Cross, Cork on Tuesday 12th March 2013, Sr. Eithne  was laid to rest at Kiskeam Cemetery.

DEATH took place of Carol Ann Flahavan of Moyvane North and England, Carol Ann is survived by her husband Chris and son and daughter. Following requiem Mass in Moyvane Church n 11th march 2013, Carol Ann Flahavan was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. She was active in several community organisations in the Parish and will be sadly missed.

DEATH took place recently in England of Noirin Kiely a native of Aughrim, Moyvane. Noirin is survived by her mother Madge and siblings, Mike, Philip, Billy, Kevin, Paul, Thomas, Mary, Anne and Eileen.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mairead Lyons, Mossie O Connor, John Flaherty, Br Canice Collins, Tom Daly, Margaret O Connor, Margaret Hanrahan, Mary White, Joe  Collins, Willie Shine, Sr. Teresa Mary O Connor, Elizabeth Buckley, Michael Holly, Peg O Mahony, Michael O Connor, Mary Kennelly, Kitty Shine, Hannah Moloney. Mass on Fri. 22nd 7.30pm for Michael, Ann & Denis Hanrahan, Mass on Sun. 24th 10.00am for Patrick J & Mary Teresa Kennelly and Nora Kelly.

CHURCH NEWS; Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass.
 Adoration ; Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00pm to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
 Readers:- Vigil,  Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly;
 11.00am Katerina & Andrew Kellighan
 Knockanure: Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy
 Collectors for April: Vigil Tom Hanrahan & Olive Keane;
 11am Gerard Mulvihill & Brigette Hogan; Knockanure 10am Maurice Dowling.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: EXPLORING OUR  SPIRITUAL JOURNEY with Fr. Frank Downes OP  on Sat.13th April, 10.30am-4.30pm.   Sat. 20th April: 2 – 6 pm;  Mindfulness – the practice of cultivating moment to moment awareness in our lives. Presenter: Norma Buckley. Booking 066-7134276.  E.mail: [email protected]

COME TO THE CHRISM MASS:  Bishop Bill is inviting you to join the priests of the Diocese at the Chrism Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, at 7.30pm, on Tuesday, March 26th.  At this Mass, Bishop Bill Murphy will bless the oils to be used in the administration of the sacraments throughout the Diocese, in the year ahead.  As they do each year, priests will also renew their commitment to priesthood at the Mass.  All are welcome.

POPE Francis told thousands of journalists 16 March 2013,  “I love you so much and I thank you for all that you have done,” Pope Francis told over 5,000 journalists today at Paul VI Hall in the Vatican. “We aren’t called to communicate about ourselves, but on this trinity of truth, goodness and beauty,”

POETRY:  Compassionate Communities invites you to submit poems on the universal experience of death, dying, loss and care, to be displayed during the 3rd International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference at the Strand Hotel, Limerick on April 25th-27th April, 2013. This not a competition, but is a platform to display your work. Please send your poems to: Caroline Macken, Compassionate Communities Project< Milford Care Centre, Castletroy, Limerick before March 22nd

ST JOHN’S: ; Thursday 21st ,The Best of Traditional, and a man with local family connections, William King will launch his latest book on Friday 22nd, Drama with A Skull in Connemara runs from 24th to 26th March,  details from 068 22566.

PILGRIMAGES: Medjugorje 29th. May – Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan 7 nights.
Lourdes 2nd. Oct. Spiritual directors: Fr. Kieran OBrien & Fr. Brendan Walsh 5 nights.  Enquiries to Mary / Sol Travel, Tralee. Tel: 066 7185940.

THOUGHT: “Hope is much more than a mood. It involves a commitment to action… What we hope for should be what we are prepared to work for and do bring about as far as that power lies in us”. John Polkinghorne

“Abundant life means that we are fully alive at every level  our being, to the whole of life; alive to the very tips of our fingers; aware of the whole range of response, intellectual, spiritual, emotional, sad and joyful, painful and peaceful”.
Tom Marshall

FUNDRAISING: Knockdown Vintage Club and Estuary Macra Club are holding a fundraising Raffle and Vintage Run in aid of A.C.T. (aid cancer treatment) The prizes include Hotel Breaks, Hampers, Vouchers, Galway Crystal, Perfume etc. The draw will take place on Saturday 23rd of March in  the Knockdown Arms.  Signed Kerry and Limerick jerseys and a Munster jersey are among the items to be auctioned on the night. On Sunday 24th March a Vintage Car and Tractor run along with a modern Tractor run organized by Estuary Macra will take place starting at 12.30pm at the Knockdown Arms. They will cruise along the highways and byways of the locality and return by Glin Castle to Knockdown. An Auction will follow with items such as  Silage Bales, Turf Timber Motor Accessories etc to be sold off. Tickets for the Raffle are available in local Shops at € 2 each or three for € 5 or from any members of the above clubs. Your support for this very worthy cause would be much appreciated. For Vintage enquiries contact Dave 087-2500938 or Patrick 087-2452695.  For Macra enquiries contact Patrick 086-0682600.

DANCE: Afternoon Tea dancing will be held in Carrigkerry Community Centre on Sunday 24th March from 2.30pm to 5.30pm. The music will be supplied by the Liam Cantillon Sound.  The organizers would welcome more local support for this fundraiser as the proceeds will go towards the upkeep of the Community Centre.

FAMILIES Bereaved by Suicide
Support group for parents, families and friends who have lost loved ones through suicide. This group is for anyone who has lost loved ones through suicide, no matter how long ago, this happened to them. Meetings will be held on the last Monday of each month – welcome to drop in. The meetings will be held in the South-West Counselling Centre, Killarney (next door to Aras Phadraig), from 7pm to 8.30pm. For more information or let us know that you will be attending – please call 064 6636100 /email
[email protected] or turn up on the night. Free to attend.

MULVIHILL taken from Clan Newsletter: Congratulations to Margie Mulvihill of Pearl River, New York. Margie, who plays whistle and flute, was the recipient of the prestigious 2012 Turlough O’Carolan Award. She studied with her late cousin Martin Mulvihill, the great fiddler from Glin, Co. Limerick. She also played at times in his All-Ireland champion band, The Glinside Ceili Band.
Great-niece of the renowned Irish dancing teacher Jerry Mulvihill also from Glin, now of Long Island, Margie has been involved in Irish music and dancing since she was very young. Her parents, Mike and Peggy were both from Co. Kerry. Her grandmother and mother sang rebel songs and taught them to Margie. Although born in the Bronx, she spent much time in Ireland playing in sessions. She later formed the band Morning Star with Kerry singer Mary Courtney. Margie and her husband, fiddler John Reynolds, have a band called the Pride of Moyvane Ceili Band, named after a reel written by Martin. Her four children are all musicians. Margie is also a music teacher, inspiring and training a new generation of Irish music players. Margie played at the Mulvihill Clan reunion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 2009.

HISTORY: IRISH College, letter to O Hagan 1920.

20 January 1920 Holograph letter from Seán T.Ó Ceallaigh, Grand Hôwas 94&104 tel, Paris (France), to Hagan, expecting to come to Rome the following week. Enclosing copies of typescript circular letter (16 January) from the delegation of the Irish government (one in English translation) signed by himself and G.Gavan Duffy (envoys), to Sir Eric Drummond and all delegates attending the meeting of the League of Nations, and to President Wilson (English translation) – no Italian papers have published it yet. The letter contains a solemn protest against ‘this unreal English simulacrum of an International League of Peace’ because it is ‘an engine of Empire’ that will further strengthen English hegemony against the claims of nations struggling for independence: invoking Ireland, as ‘one of the oldest nations in Christendom’, Egypt and India, in each of which countries the people are fighting for self-determination. Also it is seen that ‘the great United States of America stands out in indignant repudiation’ – demanding the international assembly originally promised by Wilson on foot of ‘a war ostensibly fought for the freedom of small nationalities and the destruction of  militarism’. Inviting ‘the co-operation of all those to whom the rights of suffering humanity are dearer than the designs of diplomacy’. (Both French and English versions state the letter’s provenance and destination, the French leaving out President Wilson.) [partly French] more below.

Finuge Gathering Show March 15 2013

Gabriel Fitzmaurice Finuge 15 March 2013

Irish Traditional Story telling