Knockanure Notes — 17th July, 2016

CEMETERY Mass is in Knockanure was celebrated on Monday 18th July at 8pm and the concluding Mass in Ahavoher on Monday 1st August at 8pm. Springmount Graveyard Mass on July 28th at 8pm. St. Marys Church Graveyard Tarbert, Mass on Friday 29th of July at 7.30pm.Lislaughtin Graveyard on Friday 5th of August at 7pm. Kilnaughtin Graveyard Mass will be held on Friday 12th of August at 7.30pm.

ST PIO  Evening Mass Thurs 21st at 7.00pm in Listowel.

BEST WISHES to Trish Leahy, Moyvane and Paudie Sheehan, Glin who were married on July 9th 2016. The bridesmaids were Máire B, Johanna, Nora, Michelle, Fiona. Best men were, Brian, Barry, John, Kieran & Darragh. Pageboys – Colm, Gearóid & Marc Curtin & flower girls – Amy & Mia Leahy.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results for draw on 8th July. Jackpot was €14,400. No winner. Numbers drawn 7, 9, 16, 24,Lucky dip winners of €25 each were 1. Denny & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel; 3. Claire Gerathy, 37 Feale Drive, Listowel; 4. Katie, Mags, Tim Quirke, c/o Flynns Bar and 5. Patsy Meehan, Kilmorna.

LOTTO  results from Friday 15th July. No winner of €14,500 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 5, 7, 11, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 included: 1. Bridget Caffrey, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Jack Murphy, St. Tia’s Road, Abbeyfeale; 3. Tom Roche, Moyvane,; 4. Ann Woulfe, Rea, Kilmorna,; 5. Ciara Woods, c/o Flynn’s Bar. Next draw on Friday night the 22nd July, jackpot to be €14,600.

OPEN On Sunday 7th August Glin Castle and Gardens will be open to the public. Tours of the castle and gardens will take place every hour beginning at 1 o clock. Refreshments will be served in the Castle between tours, proceeds will go towards repair works to the roof at St Pauls Heritage Centre.

DEATHS: Brendan Finucane, Piermount, Tarbert, died on the 10th of July, 2016. Survived by his wife Eithne, sons Raymond and Brendan, daughters Maria, Eithne, and Pauline, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, brothers and sisters.

Death, Sr. M. Joseph Sheehy, Convent of Mercy, Callan, Co. Kilkenny and Islandbye, Duagh, Co. Kerry. She died on Wednesday 13th July 2016 at Strathmore Lodge Nursing Home, Callan, Co. Kilkenny. Predeceased by her sisters Sr. M. Alphonsus, Margaret and Mary, her brothers Martin, Ned and Jim. Survived by  her sister-in-law Hannah, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces, her Mercy Community.

Death of Jeremiah Cronin, On 13th July 2016  of Bleak House, Rathmore. Jeremiah, husband of Patricia, predeceased by his daughter Esther and loving father of Joan, Niall, Ted, Margaret, Diarmuid, Donal and Marion. Deeply mourned by his wife, children, brother Dan and wife Margaret, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, and great-grandchild. His daughter Maggie Large is involved in many activities in the locality.

Death of Mons Pάdraig O’Fiannachta, who died on Friday 15th July 2016 and Funeral Mass on Tuesday at 11am in Dingle. Monsignor was a noted writer in Irish and English and well known historian. He donated many of his books to Dingle Library.

ANNIVERSARIES: Margaret Flaherty, Sean O’Connor, John Murphy, Sr. Declan Murphy, Bridie Mai Moore, Fr. Timothy Gunn, Joe O’Connell, Kathleen King, Peg McCarthy, John Griffin, James Godley, Willie O’Dowd, Tom Lynch, Ellie Scanlon, Maurice Stack, Mass in Moyvane: Sat 23rd  at 7.30pm for John Stack, Aughrim. Sun 24th at 11.00am, Blessings and Healing for Fr. Pat Moore.

Mass in Knockanure: Mon 18th at 8.00pm, Knockanure Cemetery Mass.

Sun 24th at 10.00am for Edward Carmody, Knockanure & his loving parents Jack & Mary

THREE VACANCIES – have arisen, one in Ballylongford CE Scheme for a Laundry / Active retirement position, one in Asdee Ce Scheme as GAA Groundskeeper / Caretaker and one in Tarbert as a Heritage worker for the Bridewell, phone Jim or Jackie on 068-43824.

FUL MOON on the 19th July.

RAMBLING HOUSE in Ballylongford on Sunday 31th at 9pm.

Jim Lyons’s Rambling House in Knockalougha is held on the third Tuesday of each month.  Ita Mc Quinn has a Rambling House on the second Monday of the month in Monagea.

DRAMA at Seanchai every Thursday and Friday at noon, during July and August.

CHANGES: Fr. Tony Mullins is to become Parish Priest of the parishes of Abbeyfeale and Athea, and he will also minister in the Pastoral Area of Ide Naofa. Fr Paddy Bowen, P.P. is to retire as Parish Priest of Athea and has been appointed to minister in the Cathedral Pastoral Area.

MUSIC: The Comhaltas Summer Seisiún traditional entertainment shows continue at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine each Thursday during July and August. The show commences at 8.45pm.

THE LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE is preparing to open its doors to the families in the local community,  when the centre stages their annual family fun day on Saturday July 23rd. The Family Fun Day will run from 2-4pm and further details are available from (068 23584).

KERRY LIBRARY LAUNCHES SUMMER STARS READING CHALLENGE Libraries across Kerry are welcoming children to participate.  The Reading Challenge will run during the summer from 27 June – 22 August.Listowel open throughout the summer Monday – Saturday (Thus until 8 PM).   For more information contact: Listowel Library at 064-23044 or check out website

BREAST Cancer unit costing E3 million was recently opened in Limerick, government money and private subscribers help fund the project.

OPEN: The Irish Palatine Heritage Centre in Rathkeale is currently open to visitors from 2pm to 5pm each Sunday during the months of July and August and all are welcome.

ST JOHN’S: Tuesday 19th, God has no Country, Monsignor Hugh OFlaherty. Wed. 20th Jazz Invaders Big Band from Germany. Thursday 21st Kieran Goss Solo, details from 068 22566.

AWARE: Depression Support Group meets: Tralee – Tuesdays, meeting room at rear of St. John’s Church at 8pm. Aware Support Groups are free to attend, no referral necessary.

The Mount Trenchard house and garden will be open daily for the months of July and August from 9am to 1pm.

EPIC Ireland an exhibition honours many Irishmen, including Tadhg Kennelly of Listowel.

FESTIVAL: Séan Ó Sé officially launched the Dan Paddy Andy Festival recently in John B Keane’s Bar amid a session of music, songs and stories. Among those providing the entertainment were Seán himself, Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Eoin Hand, and Jim Malone from Kildare with some great traditional music provided by Sarah and Maurice O’Keeffe from Brosna. The 19th Dan Paddy Andy four day Festival in Lyreacrompane, as usual, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

FLEADH: Details of Munster Fleadh in Listowel, next week. All Ireland Fleadh in Ennis from August 14 to 22,  2016.

AUGUST 22nd to 24th 3 day Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg, Contact

Ken O Day on 087/2048677.

TRÓCAIRE is launching an Emergency Appeal to the Irish public to raise money for the dire situation in East and Southern Africa. Trócaire’s Emergency Appeal  now online or by calling  1850 408 408

ANNUAL DINNER FOR PRIESTS HOME FROM  ABROAD will take place on Tues. August 2nd at 7.00p.m. in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Contact Diocesan Office at 064 6631168

MOYVANE: RESPECTING AND HONOURING THE ORIGINAL SITE OF THE OLD CHURCH AND THE OLD SCHOOL. The past week has seen a total transformation in restoring the original site of our first Church and first School in Moyvane.  Next to the Post Office the whole area is now in shape and it will be prepared to be a very Sacred Space to give thanks and offer prayers for all our loved ones, who began, brought and generously lived the Christian Faith in our Parish all those years ago.  We are sowing the seeds of making this whole area a Sacred and Holy place.  It will have an open air old style Altar with outdoor Stations of the Cross.  Lets make this place a very special area of prayer and reflection. It has got the best possible start.  It’s up to all of us to continue to make it a very special and holy place for the next generation giving thanks to our loving God and enjoy the aspects of nature.

PHONE CONNECT SEEKS VOLUNTEERS. If you would be interested in volunteering or require more information, we would be delighted to hear from you by calling Damien at West Limerick Resources on 087 9042477 or Stefanie on 087 3290483.

PIETA HOUSE, Suicide and Self-Harm Crisis Centre, 28 Moyderwell. All services are completely free of charge. Please phone (066) 7163660 to make an

ARE YOU IN CRISIS:  There are several organizations who will help if you are under pressure and these include the newly formed West Limerick Crisis Intervention Team who can be reached on 085 1777631, the Mind Our Farm Families is a dedicated suicide and self-harm phone line 1890 130 022 between IFA and Pieta House.  The phone line for IFA members will put farmers and their families in direct contact with a Pieta House trained therapist.  Then there is the Samaritans on free call 116 123.

FREE 6 WEEK COURSE:  A free 6 week course run on a Stress-Strain-Coping model will take place in the West Limerick area shortly for people who are affected by someone else’s’ substance misuse.  Further information from Mags Dillon Community Substance Misuse Team 086 4141890 or [email protected]

CARE OF OLDER PERSON COURSE:  Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI Level 5 Care of the older person module on September 7 in Limerick, this will be the first module off the Full QQI Healthcare Award.  To express an interest contact the training unit on 0579370221.

COURSE IN PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT:  A course in personal development runs one evening a week from September to May and seven Saturdays or Sundays through the year in Tralee, Killarney and Limerick.  It is organised by SHEP (The social and health education project).  For further information contact Helen O’Grady 085 8626844.

FEALE FIT NEWS:  Dublin City Marathon Training every Saturday morning at 8.30am. …see for all details on training & Upcoming events or Contact Shane 087 2891015 Kadie 087 7771552.

FATIMA: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima for Centenary of Apparitions 10-17 May 2017 led by Bishop Ray,  tel Maureen  7131328.

LISTOWEL RECENT BAPTISMS: We welcome 33 children that were baptised into our Parish community within past 6 months.

Leona Buckley, Cois Baile. April Hannon, Greenville.

Chloe O Mahony, Woodview. Tristan Mahoney O’Gorman, Feale Drive. Ellie May Finnerty, Banemore. Alex Lyons, Lower Derry. Nathan Lukowski, Beechgrove. Holly Lukowka, Beechgrove. Alex Tronina, Gortcreen. Enna Dawson, O’Connell’s Ave. Seán Dawson, O’Connell’s Ave. Jodie Mai Donnellan, Meelish Close. John Ross O Brien, Feale Drive.

Maci Grace Gleeson, Aviation Drive. Evan O’Sullivan, Cahirdown. Gearóid Somers, Knockroe Drive. Aidan Costello, Ashfield. Eabha Doyle O’Gorman, Tralee. Hannah Mae Lawlor, Dirha East. Brendan O’Connor, Duagh. Cian Carmody. Lucy Broderick, Charles Street. Grayson O’Brien, Dromin Green. Caleb Looney, Liosarda. Ethan Mullane, England. Seán Halpin, Cluainin. Aoibheann Flavin, Bedford. Jake Hartnett, Feale Drive. Aodhán Carr, Gortnaminch. Micheál Sheehy, Bedford. Daryl Mongey, Lisselton. Gracey Guiney, Beechgrove. Madison O’Driscoll, Sli Na Speire.

WEDDING BELLS: We congratulate and wish God’s blessings on the couples who married here at St. Mary’s Church within the past 6 months.  Gerard Barrett & Grainne O Sullivan. / Gareth Reeves & Louise Oates. / Michael Reid & Jade Groves. / John Coleman & Gráinne O Connor. / Micheál Dehihan & Anne Marie Hartnett. / Siobhán Meehan & Maurice OMahony.

MENS SHED.  There are 12 sheds in Kerry and 400 nationally.

LIST OF VISITORS.  IMPORTANT NOTICE. VISITORS’ LIST. Our Collector has just commented his house-to- house visitation, and, in order to secure a complete list from week to Week, of the visitors sojourning- in Colwyn Bay, we trust that all lodging house-keepers, &c., will facilitate the work of the collector by having the list ready for him, by the time he makes his visit.

The Weekly News and Visitors’ Chronicle for Colwyn Bay Colwyn Llandrillo Conway Deganwy and Neighbourhood. 30th July 1897.Among a huge list of names was C. Mark Montserrat, Esq, Trien Listowel, Co Kerry, Ireland

RUPERT Murdoch has paid E260 million for seven radio stations in Ireland and England recently.

Pembrokeshire Herald and General Advertiser. 19 April 1867

REJOICINGS BY THE TENANTRY OF E. T MASSY, ESQ, AT ATHEA, IRELAND. Athea, 12th April, 1867. On Tuesday night last the tenantry on the estate of Edward Taylor Massy, Esq, desirous to pay a tribute of congratulation and respect to their much esteemed landlord, upon the marriage of his daughter. Miss Annette Jane Massy, to W. G. LeIy, Esq, of Farningham Earl, Norfolk. The following were among the most energetic, and much credit is due both to them and the other tenantry for the praiseworthy manner in which they set forth their gratitude to their worthy landlord and his humane agent-William Holmes, Esq, on this auspicious event: Messrs J. Scanlan, Timothy Quaid, Thomas Barrett, J. Mullane, John Liston, William Barrett, J. Mullane, M. Dalton, B. Woulfe, D. Casey, J. Sullivan, &c. From the Kerry boundaries as far as Knocknagourna East, a distance of about four miles, both hill and dale re-echoed the happy shouts of gladness, from hundreds of vociferous mouths, and their prayers for the future success and prosperity of the happy bride and bridegroom, while with nimble feet, they chased the flying hours in merry dances around the enlivening circles of more than forty bonfires. The brilliantly illuminated windows of the post-office stood out in bold and brilliant relief from the dusky back ground of midnight. Oh what a truly happy scene, an Oasis, in the desert of political discord into which foreign adventurers have so recently plunged  Our own Green Isle, but, thank God on this our happy, social gathering, no Fenianism, or other  ism, save loyalty, and sweet contentment, that home enchantment, was stamped upon the brow of every individual present. Louder, and louder, as the night grew deeper and darker, arose the merry cheers of old and young, for the prosperity and happiness of the bride and bridegroom, true and hearty shouts, which only the children of the Emerald Isle know how to give, while from hill to hill, shot along the brilliant flashes of scores of bonfires, while ever and anon as the flickering tongues of fire flared up, when kicked by the heel of some jolly dancer, then might be seen to advantage the rosy cheeks of our fair daughters, and the dimpled chins and snowy teeth of the fat little urchins, who, screaming and jumping amid the showers of sparks, catching the skirts of the dancers, in their youthful glee. And as the night still advanced, the blazing signals congregated nearly the entire tenantry, scattered for miles over the surrounding districts, who all with one accord joined heartily in the universal merry making, when the dancing was continued and kept up with vigour till Ebon night had near departed, when with tired feet, and merry faces all returned to their respective homes, not however, until one more lusty cheer for the happy bride and bridegroom, and their honoured father, the benevolent Lord of the Soil, rent the chilly air, and rolled echoing onwards, in trembling vibrations, till lost in the far-distant glades of the Massy estate. – Limerick Chronicle.

RABIES in 1884 in St Mary’s Park, Limerick, two mad dogs were bayoneted by Constable Naylor. In 1896 Hanora Kenny of Fish Lane, Limerick, died after being bitten by a cat and in 1898 an old man Denis Moloney of near Patrickswell died after being bitten by a dog. Full details in Limerick Life 13 July 2016,

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