Knockanure Notes — 17th April, 2016

PADRE PIO PRAYER MEETING in Lixnaw is on 19th April, witness will be given by Sean Sheehy.

CEILI at Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday 22nd April at 9.30pm, Music with Donie Nolan, all are welcome.

FIELD:  Important Note – A Field Committee will be formed in the Club House on Monday 18th of April. Any interested people should give their name to Willie Joe Leahy, Secretary (087) 7945913.

STRICTLY COME DANCING:  Moyvane GAA Club are hosting Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday, May 1st in the Community Centre at 8:00pm.

GABRIEL author of more than forty books, was busy last week at Eigse Michael Hartnett and later at the Brendan Kennelly 80th birthday celebrations in Listowel on Sunday last. By the way Brendan’s grandfather is buried at Knockanure Old Churchyard.

BOOK: “ Kerry 1916 Histories and Legacies of the Easter Rising”, editors of the book have many local connections also.

GAA Football notes: Knockanure V Brosna

We had mixed fortunes in the North Kerry League in the two games so far. In Coolard on Sunday 3rd of April in poor weather conditions, we were beaten by Brosna on a score of Brosna 2-7 to Knockanure 1-7. Both teams have to be complimented for togging out on the day. Billy Lunch’s men who were great to play football in such conditions gave their best and can be very proud of themselves. We are very grateful to the Ballydonoghue club who gave the use of their pitch. Many thanks.

Knockanure V Listowel

On Friday night last in Listowel, Knockanure got revenge for their early defeat, to win against Listowel by producing arguably one of their best displays seen at this venue. Final score was Knockanure 2-13 Listowel 2-8. In defence were cousins Stack and Jack Goulding. Holding the defence steadfast, no fancy footballers would get through there. Midfield with high fielding and feeding their forwards with accurate passing it was a treat to watch. Some of the scores were something special in the second half. They may not be a big team but make up for that with heart and bravery. Next game fixture to be held on the weekend of the 24th in Brosna.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results for Friday 15th April 2016. No winner of jackpot. Numbers drawn were 5 – 11 – 18 – 28. Winners of lucky dips were: 1. Eileen Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna; 2. Tom Sheehy, Abbeyfeale; 3. Ben Innis, No. 1, Keoghs Flats, Rathkeale, Co. Limerick; 4. Anne Marie Scanlon, Upper Athea; 5. D.J. Carmody, c/o Flynns Bar, Knockanure. Next  jackpot 13,300 on Friday 22nd April.

DEATH took place on 14th April 2016 of John Joe Brosnan, Cappa, Kilrush and formerly of Islandanny, Duagh, In his 97th year. Pre-deceased by his wife Mary McNamara of Kilrush. John Joe Brosnan is survived by his sister-in-law Bridie (O’Connell), grandnephews and grandnieces.

DEATH took place on 11th April 2016 of Bridget Kennelly(nee Lynch) of Love Lane, Charleville and Late of Six-Mile-Bridge and The Crossroads Buttevant, wife of Tim, mother Kathleen (Gorman), Mary Jan (Griffin), Ann (Morrissey), Timothy, Clare (Kennelly Lang) and the late Patricia and loving sister of Mary Ann Dempsey, Kathleen Lynch, Josie O Grady, Michael, Tom, Peter and the late Paddy, Shomie and John, her 10 Grandchildren, Sons in law, Daughter in law, Nephews and  Nieces. Following Requiem Mass at to Holy Cross, Charleville on Tuesday, Bridget Kennelly was laid to rest in St. Brigid’s Cemetery, Buttevant

DEATH took place on 8th April 2016 of Margaret (Peggy) Barrett (née Dalton) Tarmons, Tarbert, and  formerly of Carrigkerry West, Athea. Survived by her husband John, son Tony, daughter-in-law Joan, granddaughter Shona, brother-in-law, nephews and nieces. Following requiem Mass in Tarbert Church, Margaret Barrett was laid to rest at Ahavoher Graveyard, Knockanure, Moyvane on April 11th 2016

ANNIVERSARIES: Kit Culhane, Ellen Stack, Maighread McGrath, Paddy Flavin, Sean Ahern, Richard Stack, Kathleen Reidy, Mike Greany, John Kennelly, Peggy OConnor, Sheila Furlong, Sr. Eileen Scanlon, Sean Collins, Mai Liston, Tom Finucane, Tom Heffernan. Mass in Moyvane; Wed  20th      7.30pm  for Michael, Anne & Denis Hanrahan. Fri  22nd  at 7.30pm for Mick & Nora Roche. Sat      23rd  at 7.30pm for  Nora Brosnan, & Dec Members of the Joy Family. Sun 24th at 11am for  Joe Stack. Knockanure Mass : Thurs  21st at 7.30pm for Laurence & Ellen Collins. Sat 23rd at  5.00pm for  Margaret Flynn. Sun  24th at 10.00am for  Pάdraig McMahon


POPE has called for a special collection in all Catholic Parishes in Europe on the weekend of Saturday/Sunday 23rd/24th April, to provide humanitarian assistance to people in Ukraine.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL: are holding a Bingo Fundraiser on Sunday, 24th April 2016 in the School Hall at 3.00p.m. The Jackpot is €1,000. All welcome.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE:  The Fleadh takes place this year from Thursday, April 28 – Monday, May 2 next.  The celebrity concert on Sunday night is sponsored by Kostal Gmbh Mountmahon and is headlined by Mary Black.

FITNESS: Dingle Running & Fitness Festival will take place from April 22nd to April 24th 2016!

5km , 10km , 10 mile races! Kids fun runs & events. Guest speakers. Cooking Demos and

Fun events for the whole family.

TELEPHONE SUPPORT:  TeenLine is open 8pm-11pm every night. If you’ve had a bad day or need to talk to someone who will listen FreePhone 1800833634 or text Teen to 50015.  Samaritans can be reached 24 hours a day, every day on 1850 609090.

BANNA: To commemorate Roger Casement, Banna Thursday 21st April arrival by 11.00am, full State Ceremony commences 11.15am – no ticket required , everybody welcome.

FULL Moon on April 22nd. Land is still very wet and most cattle are housed. Flowering Currant and daffodils are providing a bit of colour.

EARTH WEEK EVENT: ‘Care for Our Common Home’ Talk by Fr Sean Mc Donagh, SSC entitled The Prophetic Challenge of Laudato Si’ (i.e. Encyclical Letter of Pope Francis ‘On Care for Our Common Home’). Thursday 21st April 2016 at 7.30pm in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Upper Rock Street. Fr McDonagh will also launch his new book, similarly titled On Care for Our Common Home. Earth Week runs from April 17th to 23rd is an initiative of the Diocese of Kerry Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Committee.

FEILE:  The Moyvane U14 team are competing in Feile in June.  This year the competition is being held in Kerry and Moyvane will be hosting Liffre GAA, a team from Brittany in France for the duration of the competition.  Anyone who would be willing to provide spare rooms for the travelling supporters please contact Club Feile Officer James Kennelly on 0876411324.

ST JOHN’S: Collection of Art Work from North Kerry College is now on display. Wed. 20th Mile Twelve , American Country and Bluegrass. Thursday 21st ,Dublin Burning story of 1916. Wed. 27th Esposito String Quartet, more from 068 22566.

STRICTLY COME DANCING:  Moyvane GAA Club are hosting Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday, May 1st in the Community Centre at 8:00pm sharp.    Anyone interested in attending the event can contact Club Officer Katie Galvin on 0870568209.  Judges, Chairman Johnny Stack, Local Irish Dance Teacher and former Riverdance member Johnny Cronin, Miss Universe Ireland 2011 Aoife Hannon and Independent TD Michael Healy Rae.  The dancers taking part in the event are Owen Stack, Siobhan Fitzgerald, Shane Stack, Regina Galvin, Diarmuid Fitzmaurice, Sean Walsh, Diarmuid Leahy, Shauna Foley, Brendan Galvin, Kevin Kennelly, Fiona Buckley, Aine Scannell, Tara Mulvihill, Marie Stack, Norella Molyneaux, Karina Stack, Brenda Kennelly, James Fogarty, Liam Corridan and John Mulvihill.

PIETA HOUSE-DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  is taking place in Listowel on May 7that 4.15am.  Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm at 35 Church St Listowel.

TALK on mental health at the Desmond Complex, NCW on Wed. 20th April at 7.30pm.

MOYVANE\KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES 2016: The following events are open to all living in the Parish including address in Kilmorna.  Swimming u8-u16 May  1st –Tralee Sports Complex.  Gaelic u14 girls May 2nd – Crokes & Legions.  Futsal u15 girls May 8th Futsal u15 boys May 15th – Duagh. Gymnastics  May 15th – Tralee Gymnastics Club. Gaelic u10 mixed June 6th – Stacks & Na Gael.  All entries must be booked in online through the community games secretary two weeks prior to the event date anyone interested in managing the teams please contact Brigitte Hogan on 085/1018226 or e-mail [email protected]

MUSICIAN REQUIRED FOR ALZHEIMER RESPITE SERVICE Musicians are being sought to play/sing for the Alzheimer Respite Daycare service  at Listowel Family Resource Centre on a Tuesday morning between 11am-12 noon. Further details available from Bridie on (068) 23584.

BEST wishes to Grainne Mulcaire (daughter of Gerty nee Danaher of Athea) who has recently opened a dental practise in Balybunion.

ATHEA  every Monday & Wednesday night at 7.30 pm at the hall join  the walking/jogging group.

OPUS 96 CHAMBER CHOIR presents “Song for Ireland” as part of the 1916 commemorations on Friday, April 22nd at 8pm in the Wetlands Centre.

KERRY CHORAL UNION presents 1916 Rising Commemoration Concert on Sunday 24th April @ 7.30pm in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Church, Upper Rock Street. Admission FREE, donations welcome.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE Enneagram – Friday, April 22nd – Sunday, April 24th. Discover the unique person God made you to be! Enneagram is a powerful tool for understanding yourself and helping you with your spiritual evolution. Learn specific steps you can take to help you function in healthier ways spiritually, mentally and through emotional well-being. Contact 066 7134276. Capacitar: Self-care Day – Saturday, April 30th 2016, from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Contact 0878498061.

15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F. REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND Vigil Mass Listowel 6.15p.m. Mass on Saturday 30th April. They will be displaying flags and there will be a military display with a bugler playing with our Parish Folk Group on the night. If people would like to put in names of their deceased associated with the above group they may contact the Parish Office directly or by phone or email over the next 10 days and they will be included in our prayers at the Mass. It is very appropriate that we remember and pray for all our departed friends and comrades during this special weekend celebrations. All are welcome!

MUSIC MINISTRY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE A meeting for those interested in developing Music Ministry with Young People took place last week in Killarney.  Many parishes were represented and great ideas were shared. The next meeting will take place on: Thursday, April 28th 2016 at 8:00pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.  The purpose of the meeting is to explore ways of developing a resource for youth music ministry.  If you would like to attend or know anyone who might be interested, please feel free to invite them along.

For more information contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email [email protected]

POPE Francis will journey this summer to Armenia, and will visit Georgia and Azerbaijan later in the year, the Vatican announced Saturday. The visit to Armenia will take place June 24-26, following the invitation of Supreme Patriarch and Catholics of All Armenians, Karekin II, the nation’s civil authorities, and the Catholic Church.

MERCY: For the Year of Mercy meetings and music in the Squares of Limerick continues each Saturday till 7th May, times 1pm to 3pm, all are welcome. Hope to have sample of songs on knockanurelocal site.

AWARE: Depression Support Group meets: Killarney – Mondays, KDYS at 7pm

Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm.

Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

COMPASSIONATE: On 19th April at 7.30pm in the Limerick School of Art and Design, Dublin Road, Limerick Milford Centre, with the support of the Mayor of Limerick and Limerick City and County Council will be holding a public meeting to explore how Limerick can become recognised as the first Compassionate City in Ireland and the first of three in the World, with Bradford and Seville.

HISTORY: Irish Courts Martial Files 1916-1922, by Kay Caball

Two new set of records have been released on  These are free to research and neither have been online before.  They mka blog Horgan Courts Martial (2)are Irish Courts Martial Files 1916- 1922 and  Ireland Intelligence Profiles 1914-1922.   They are not the easiest in the world to search through, but if you have a Kerry name whose records may be included, my best advice is the put in the minimum – just name and Kerry, Ireland in the location.

For instance I came across a Courts Martial file on James Connor, Robert Kelly, Dan Horgan and Dan Spillane who held up a train and ‘deprived’ the military of arms, ammunition & equipment.   The full details of the trial are there and the evidence (which was all one sided as the only witnesses were the military) is included.

DAIL: In Committee on Finance. – Vote No. 32—Office of the Minister for Justice.
Wednesday, 20 April 1932

Mr. Lemass: Information on Seán F. Lemass Zoom on Seán F. Lemass This Party stands for the same principles as were enunciated in 1916. The first of these is majority rule, the right of the representatives elected by the people of the country to [218] make laws binding on these people without fear, favour, rent or render, or permission from any other authority on earth. That is what we are standing for. We are going to see that majority rule will operate, and that it will be effective majority rule; in other words, that it will be possible to ascertain exactly what the will of the majority is by giving them every opportunity of expressing it. We have had Deputy Fitzgerald asking do we contemplate some possibility at some time in the future of somebody advocating communism? Of course, we contemplate that. It is open to people to advocate communism, and if they can get a sufficient number of people to elect them in support of a communistic doctrine, to come in here and advocate it. It is no crime to advocate any political policy, and we are not going to make it a crime. We are going to try and make the Dáil representative of every section of opinion in the country. It is by doing that that we can achieve more to secure stability and ordered progress than the late Government did by seventeen Coercion Acts during their ten years in office. Deputy Hogan has expressed the hope that this peace will last. I can assure him that he will get his hope.

Mr. J. Flynn: Information on John Flynn Zoom on John Flynn I have written to the Minister for Justice in connection with the proposed new barracks. Perhaps there has been some misunderstanding on the part of Deputy Corry and myself, but certain advertisements were issued and we took it for granted that new barracks were to be erected in Kerry. Therefore, I did communicate with the Minister for Justice on the question. I understand now that no such scheme will be carried through. There was an item in last year’s estimate of £1,500 for each of at least four barracks in Kerry. The Minister at the moment has intimated to me that it will not be discussed now but later. I would like to impress upon him that if at all possible the erection of these barracks in Kerry or in any other county should be deferred, and that the money proposed for them would be far more remuneratively spent by providing employment in other ways than in the erection of barracks or the repair of barracks either.

[227] Opposition Deputies have referred to peace and prosperity. I would point out one real menace to peace in rural portions of the Co. Kerry. Certain members of the detective forces have done terrible things in their time. They have gone so far as to torture innocent men from political motives, and these forces are still retained in Kerry in certain rural districts. I would ask the Minister at least, pending a revision or disbandment of these forces, to remove them from the districts in which they did desperate things against certain sections of the people. I would point out very strongly that it would be a real basis of peace if such elements were removed or if there was an intimation that in the very near future the Minister could accomplish that.

HEALTH: Somewhere in the world are 13 incredibly lucky people. Although they do not know it, each inherited a mutated gene that causes a fatal or terribly debilitating disease in infancy or childhood — but these people are adults, and healthy.

Yokohama Tire and the LPGA have joined forces for a new tournament benefiting children
Thursday, April 14, 2016

Prattville, AL – Yokohama Tire Corporation and the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) have joined forces for a new golf tournament to help children. The 2016 Yokohama/LPGA Charity Open Benefiting KaBOOM! will take place on May 2 at the Robert Trent Jones Capitol Hill Judge Course in Prattville, AL. The special charity event will benefit KaBOOM! exclusively, a national nonprofit dedicated to ensuring that all children get the balanced and active play they need to thrive. All proceeds will go toward building a new playground. To participate, golfers can register online at “This will be a fun and rewarding tournament,” said Alan Holtschneider, YTC director of marketing. “Thanks to the LPGA, we’ll all be able to support KaBOOM! and its goal of promoting an active lifestyle for children.”

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