Knockanure Notes — 17th January, 2016

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS in Lixnaw take place on Tuesday, January 19th at 7.30pm with Rosary, Mass & Benediction.  The witness will be given by Fr. Pat Moore.
PUB QUIZ in Brosnan’s Bar Moyvane on Friday 22nd January at 9pm in aid of Moyvane/Knockanure/Tarbert Ladies football.

WALK: Kingdom Rebels are organising a 5K a Day walk, details from 086  608 3626, or contact Stack Butchers, Moyvane.  Gathering at Murhur N.S. at 8pm nightly where you will be guided on the specially mapped out route.

CAO 2016, before 20th Jan, 5.15pm apply to avail of the online discount rate of E25, about 80,000 are expected to apply.

PARISH  Office, Jacqueline welcomes you at the following days and times:
Mon 10am-12noon; Tues 10am-1pm; Wed Closed; Thurs 10am-12noon; Fri 10am-1pm.

DEATH has occurred of Tim Leahy, Shannon Heights, Kilrush and formerly of Clounmacon, Listowel, Former Superintendent Garda Siochana. Predeceased by his wife Mai, survived by his family, Gerard, Michael, Aideen and Niall, brother Monty, sister Kitty, sister-in-law Bridie, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Tim Leahy was celebrated at St. Senan’s Church, Kilrush on Thursday 14th January 2016. He was laid to rest afterwards in All Saints Cemetery, Shanakyle.

DEATH has occurred of Sean O’Halloran, Gortnagross, Athea. He is survived by brothers and sisters. Following Requiem Mass at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on 15th January 2015, Sean O Halloran was laid to rest at Holycross Cemetery, Athea.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Culhane, Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Fr. Michael Buckley, Catherine Carmody, Johnny O Hanlon, Eileen Collins, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Fiona O Connor, Joseph V Buckley, Paul Stack, Sr. Francis Stack, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Sr. Enda Beasley, Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr. Pat Ahern (Ballyline), Peggy Fitzgerald, Eileen Galvin.
Mass in Moyvane; Wed    20th at     7.30pm for Eileen Galvin. Fri 22nd at 6.30pm for Eileen Collins.    Sat 23rd at 7.30pm for Fr. Michael Buckley. Sun 24th at 11.00am for Dick Stack. Knockanure Mass; Thurs 21st at 7.30pm for Patrick Lane.

MASS on Sun 24th at 10.00am for Sick of our Parish (especially those in hospital)

TERRACE TALK has a lovely tribute to the late Paddy Curtin.

BT YOUNG Scientist; Among the exhibiters at the recent young scientist contest at the RDS were Christopher Keane of Knockanure who designed a wheelchair attachment, also exhibiting their projects were, Roisin Noonan, Katie Thornton and Alannah Brent, all students of Tarbert Comprehensive.

SHEEP; Addicted to Sheep a film at St John’s on Jan. 12th attracted much publicity, as Joe Murphy and Lorcan Curtin among others were interviewed on radio in the farming programme on Sat morning 16th, we are grateful to  both men for their contribution to arts in the locality.

FARM Machinery Show Millstreet 20th and 21st Jan. 2016.

FULL MOON on Jan. 24th.

PRAYER: Week of Prayer for Christian Unity 18th to 25th Jan.

CALLING ALL PARISH CHOIRS Fr. Liam Lawton will present a workshop for parish choirs. Based on his new collection, Eternal, the workshop will be held on Thursday Jan 21st at 8pm in Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney, More from 064 6632644.

BILLY KEANE in the Irish Independent on 11th Jan. 2016, reflects on the words of Fr. Pat Moore at the Wedding of Gerard Barrett, Carrueragh and Grainne O’Sullivan of Listowel. See details online.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 20th a film, called A Doctors Sword, about a West Cork doctor who received a sword after being prisoner of war. Friday 22nd The Mountainy Puck presented by The Spike players. Tuesday 26th, Liam O Maonlai, Kevin Burke and Tim Edey and on Wed. 27th, music from The far Flung Trio, more from 068 22566

TARBERT THEATRE PLAYERS – The cast are almost ready to bring ‘Diarmy’ to the stage in the Community Centre Tarbert, on January 29th, 30th & 31st.  To Book your seat, please ring 087 4484924.  Pre- Booking essential.

A Course on Faith: 12 one-and-a-half hour sessions starting on Wednesday, January 20th at 7:00pm. Resources: The Holy Bible and the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
Capacitar Workshop: Saturday. 23rd January  9.45am to 4.00pm. Day to experience Capacitar Practices for Body, Mind & Spirit. Facilitated by: Anna O’Donoghue IACP and Betty Garnett IACP
Ardfert Local History Lecture Series: Thursday. 28th January at 8.00pm Ardfert witnesses at the Casement trial . By Helen O’Carroll
Further details available from 066 7134276.

EVENTS: Rathfredagh Cheshire Home walk will be held on Sunday 31st January. It will commence at 10am and the walkers will travel from Barna to the Cheshire Home. People can also join the walk at The Courtney Lodge Hotel at 11am. Transport will be provided from Rathfredagh to Barna and registration takes place from 9.30am in Barna. Details, and sponsorship cards from 069-83100 or 069-83279.
The Munster finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh 2015/16 will be held in Hazelwood College Dromcollogher on Sunday 14th February.
Variety Concert in Rathkeale House Hotel on Saturday 6th February at 8pm , proceeds in aid of the Joanne McMahon Thanksgiving Fund for the Burns Unit in Saint James Hospital in Dublin.
Athea Drama Group, upcoming production of ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’ which will be staged in Athea in late February. Directed by Oliver McGrath.
Reunion; Presentation Convent & St Michael’s College, Listowel are having a thirty year reunion for the class of ’86 on July 24, 2016 at Christy’s, The Square, Listowel.

CHOIRS: The Limerick Choral Festival aims to promote the development of choral music with special emphasis on the realm of church/sacred music in the city, choirs will perform in Limerick over the last weekend in February 2016.

MIGRANTS: Last Sunday has been declared by the church to be World Migrant and Refugee Sunday. The theme of the 102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees is “Migrants and refugees challenge us: the response of the Gospel of mercy.”

LAUNCH; On Thursday, January 28th, launch Mass of St Ita in St John’s Cathedral, Limerick at 7:30pm. Places must be booked for the workshop at 8, to ensure sheet music is available. Please call 061 400133 .

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO FATIMA: 11th to 18th May 2016. Flights: Cork Airport.   Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring.  Contact: Maureen Harty.  066 7131328.

ALL STAR AWARD, Marty Morrissey recently presented Shane Enright with his award in the Swanky Bar on Saturday 16th January.

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Monday 18th January at 8pm. at Lixnaw Presbytery. Bishop Ray will be attending this meeting.

TARBERT DIGITAL; There will be a presentation of the digital project plan, by Niall Fitzgerald, at a meeting to be held on Saturday 23rd January at 7pm in the Community Centre Tarbert.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  At the Desmond Complex, NCW on the first and third Wednesday of the month from 8pm.    Everyone welcome.  Further information from Charles 087 7972855.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  The monthly car boot sale and indoor market – proceeds of which go to help keep West Limerick Community Radio WL102fm on air- will run every month beginning Sunday, January 24 at the Community Centre, NCW.  Gates open 7.30am.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: led by Bishop Ray Browne 30th October 2016/8 nights.  Direct flight from Shannon, coach transfers from Kerry. Enquiries: Janice O’Sullivan 064 7758219.

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP for those who have had a Stroke Meet the last Friday of each month  from 11.15 am  to 1.15 pm in  Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre, Caherslee Tralee Kerry. Various activities ; For  further info contact  087 3586451.

COLAISTE NA RIOCHTA IN LISTOWEL is offering the following night classes commencing on the 25th of January; Cake Decorating, Alexander Technique, Computers, Spanish, Digital Photography, Reflexology, Equestrian course, Make-up & Skin care, Indian Head Massage, Kettlebells, Nutrition for Weight loss & General Health, Web Design for Beginners, Colour & Image Consultancy, Irish and Mindfulness. Enrolment is on Monday 18th of January from 7-9pm in the college. To enrol online go or for further information call Iseult Glynn on 0860289958.

“COME AND SEE” Vocations Afternoon 2.00 – 4.30 p.m. Sat. 6th Feb. For women discerning a religious vocation Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork .Check out: email: [email protected]

MERCY: A one-day conference entitled “Opening the Door of Mercy” on Saturday, 5th March 2016 at Moran’s Red Cow Hotel, Dublin.  The speaker are His Excellency, Archbishop Charles J. Brown, Professor Michael Conway and Ms Susan Gately.

CONGRESS: 26 Irish pilgrims from 11 dioceses will attend 51st International Eucharistic Congress from 24 – 31 January 2016.

KILLED: Report By Kevin Jones, Washington D.C., Jan 15, 2016 / 04:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In 2013, there were some 2,100 Christians killed for faith-related reasons across the globe. Last year, that number rose to at least 7,100, according to a recent report from an advocacy group.

IN ABBEYFEALE:  Tea & Tales opened in the Square last Saturday to huge acclaim.  Sports Therapist and Fitness Instructor Kadie Colbert from the Killarney Road saw an opening for a coffee shop and set about getting it off the ground with her usual energy and enthusiasm.  It’s a coffee shop with a difference where you can enjoy a cup of barista style coffee or tea while spending time browsing book shelves loaded down with inspirational and self-help books.

Art classes being provided in Colaiste Ide agus Iosef, St. Ita’s Hall and Teach Mhuire Montessori School  in Colbert Terrace.  These along with the children’s theatre classes based at the Glorach should provide an outlet for people who are not sports orientated.  Further information on the art classes for children from 0877551900/ or adults 0879932549 and the children’s theatre classes 0871383940.

THOUGHT: “There is no ongoing spiritual life without this process of letting go. At the precise point where we refuse, growth stops. If we hold tightly to anything given to us, unwilling to let it go when the time comes to let it go or unwilling to allow it to be used as the Giver means it to be used, we stunt the growth of the soul. It is easy to make a mistake here, “If God gave it to me,” we say, “its mine. I can do what I want with it.” No. The truth is that it is ours to thank Him for and ours to offer back to Him, ours to relinquish, ours to lose, ours to let go of – if we want to find our true selves, if we want real life, if our hearts are set on glory”. Elisabeth Elliot.

OUR SICK: Please offer your Angelus twice daily for all in our Parish who are ill and vulnerable.  BRITISH Ambassador Nigel Baker laid a wreath at the tomb of James Francis Edward Stuart recently at St Peter’s Basilica, to commemorate the 250th anniversary of his state funeral. He died on January 1, 1766, and was given state funeral by Pope Clement XIII on January 8 in St Peter’s Basilica, where he lies. He was recognised by the pope as King, but the papacy later came to accept the Hanoverian succession.

KNOCKNAGOSHEL THIRTY TWO is the title of the latest Knocknagoshel Magazine of over eighty pages, packed with snippets of then and now.
Thanks to Luke Keane and his helpers this year’s edition has plenty of variety. Report in the Kerry Sentinel tells us that a local man is not a Society man. Another report on the football Tournament in 1951 and the last minute goal by Eddie Nolan. Death of Mrs Ellen Reidy aged 112 in 1905. Knocknagoshel man Thomas Carmody, sole survivor  of Long Island boat disaster. Death of Nora Broderick in 2015. Brosna Reach Everest of GAA in 2015. List of, All Ireland Junior Football Champions and All Ireland Minor football Champions. Knocknagoshel Notes  August 2015. Deaths 1965 and 2015. Picture of Knocknagoshel Sports Committee 1950’s. Cast of Massebeille at Knocknagoshel in 1988. Nora Moran family and friends picture. Group preparing for the races c 1960’s and many more, recording local events.

ATHEA Journal; Cover picture of Con Colbert 1888-1916. The magazine contains over 100 pages. Great credit is due to Domhnall de Barra and Lillian Fitzgerald for all the background work they put into the magazine. Domhnall also has a lovely article recalling old days in Knocknaboul. Tom Ahern has several articles including one on Donie Lyons who was reared with his grandfather Henry Sheahan of Ballyguiltenane and since his youth had been playing music with a host of musicians, including Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Tom also gives us an insight into the personality of Johnny Mullane who was born at Knocknagorna in 1942. Con Colbert who was executed in 1916, he went to Dublin aged 15 to live with his sister, his activities with the Fianna and IRB are recalled.
Timmy Woulfe gives in great detail the fundraising for the Memorial Hall, the countless hours put in by volunteers and the great reception they got from the public. Timmy also pays tribute to John Joe Barrett, who contributed so much to the local community.
Peg Prendeville , recalls Dancing in the old days, assisted by Peggy Kelly and Daisy Kearney. Peg also tells us about the presentation of the Flag at Ballyhahill on November last.
Pat Brosnan is recalled by his daughter, Breda.
Patrick Fitzgerald recalls his 13 year quest to stay in paid accommodation at least one night in every one of the 32 Counties. Patrick also remembers well known entertainers who have passed away in another article.
Local man Tom Fitzgerald, pays tribute to his neighbour Jack Flaherty. Tom also recalls The Big Snow and The Wren Dance.
All the local organisations in Athea, give a pen picture of their activities.
George Langan continues his extensive research into his family roots, illustrated by many old pictures.

Snippets from old newspapers going back to 1881, recalls how others saw us then.
New Zealand Tablet, Volume II, Issue 67, 8 August 1874, Page 14
The 40th Report of the Board of National Education in Ireland gives some curious information as regards the Mixed System” of education in this country. There are 2900 schools, attended by 450,373 children, at which, during the entire year, not a single pupil of a second denomination received instruction. Of these 332 were Protestant schools, with 42,011 pupils, and 2566 Catholic schools, with an attendance 408,362 children. Of the schools that are mixed, more than half of them are in Ulster. In Munster, 683 schools are set down as mixed, although the teachers are exclusively Catholic, and each of the schools has an average of 153 Catholics against 4 Protestants. In Leinster, 679 schools are recognized as mixed, with 120 Catholic, and 4 1-2 Protestant children in each, and the teachers belong exclusively to the Catholic Church. Even in Ulster the head-quarters of Protestantism 99 Catholics to 20 Protestants attend the National schools and in Connaught we have 150 Catholics to 6 Protestants. In all the schools the teachers are almost exclusively Catholic.

THOUGHT: I may never see tomorrow, there’s no written guarantee.
And things that happened yesterday belong to history.
I cannot predict the future, I cannot change the past
I have just the present moment, I must treat it as my last.
I must use this moment wisely for it soon will pass away,
And be lost to me forever as a part of yesterday.
I must exercise compassion, help the fallen to their feet.
Be a friend unto the friendless, make an empty life complete
The unkind things I do today may never be undone
And friendships that I failed to win May never more be won
I may not have another chance, on bended knee to pray
and thank God with humble heart for giving me this day.

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