Knockanure Notes — 17th November, 2013

CLASSES: Health & Fitness Classes available in Knockanure Community Centre. Ladies Classes: Monday evenings 7.00 to 8.00 pm from 18/11/2013. Men’s Classes: Monday evenings 8.00 to 9.00 pm from 18/11/2013. Mixed Morning Classes: Tuesday 10.00 to 11.00 am from 19/11/2013. All welcome, Contact Colm 085 1111617.

I.C.A Family Fun Day is on Sunday 24th November at the Marian Hall from 2 – 4pm, Santa will be there and have your photograph taken with him.

The annual shopping trip to Cork is on Wednesday 4th December, more from  087 6679943.

KNOCKANURE: Annual Christmas Celebration of The Nativity Pageant will take place again this year in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure on Sunday 22nd December 2013.  Rehearsals will commence within the next two weeks.  Nativity Pageant  is a Presentation of the First Christmas by young and old of our community consisting of Drama, Liturgy and Carols.

MEETING: Knockanure Defibrillator Committee meeting next Thursday 21st November 2013 at Community Centre 8.00 p.m.

Senior Citizens Meeting on Tuesday 19th at 6.30pm in the Marian Hall.

LOCAL CAST will feature in the film Hard Times which will be screened in the Classic Cinema Listowel on 6th Dec. at 8pm, proceeds in aid of Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel.

BEST WISHES to Moyvane Ballad Group who are competing in Scor na nOg County semi final in Knocknagoshel on November 22nd.

SINGER wanted by Siamsa, details from 066 712 3055.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane girls U14 who won The North Kerry Division 3 Shield recently.

BAZAAR MISSION GROUP 2013 The Annual Bazaar for 2013 will take place on Friday November 29th and Saturday 30th at Scoil Realta Na Maidne (boys school hall). From 8pm. to 12 midnight approx each night.

NIGHT VIGIL KNOCK, Saturday 7th Dec. For bookings contact: Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel Tim 0862508796

BIG MAGGIE at St John’s from Tue. 19th to Sun. 24th , more from 068 22566.

ACCORD recently celebrated 40 years of Marriage Counselling at the Pastoral Centre in Killarney.

EVENTS: Careers Fair at the Brandon Hotel on Nov. 20 from 9am to 1pm. Food Fair Listowel 21 to 24th. Book on North Kerry Railway line will be Launched, Nov. 25th  at the Lartigue Museum at 8pm by Jimmy Deenihan. Afternoon of Prayer at Scartaglen Church on Sunday Nov. 24 t 2.30pm. Listowel Bazaar for 2013 will take place on Friday night November 29th & Saturday 30th in Scoil Realta Na Maidne (Boys School) Door open at 8pm. each night. 21st Nov. Presentation Sisters Feast Day.

IRDA are holding a conference in Ballingarry House Hotel on Nov. 25th from 9am to 4.30pm.

NEWTOWNSANDES Creamery Social on 15th Nov. 2013 was a great success, over 300 patrons attended and congratulated Michael Liston on a Lifetime of Service  to the Creamery and the community.

Newtownsandes Social Tribute Night 2013

LOTTO Results 15th Nov. Jackpot was E11, 100 Numbers Drawn were 11-22-31-32, No Winner. Lucky Dips went to, Con Lynch, Gortdromagouna; Sandra Stack, Knockanure; Bob Norton, Tralee; Ger Kennelly, Moyvane; Kes & Tara. Bar Prize Jackie McMahon This  weeks Jackpot E11,200.

VOLUNTEERS were established at the Rotunda on 25th Nov. 1913, The Killarney Company was established three days later.

SEMINAR FOR THE OVER 55’S:  Co. Limerick Community and Voluntary Forum (the representative voice of the active community & voluntary sector in the county at decision making level) are hosting an information afternoon at the Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, November 28 from 2-4pm with speakers including Denis Joy, Abbeyfeale Fire Station Officer and Muintir Na Tire’s James O’Neill  and solicitor Orla Dennison. There will also be a crime prevention officer available to answer questions on how to keep safe.   Tea, Coffee and Light Refreshments will be served.   Fire alarms for the elderly will be available free of charge.  All those over the age of 55 are invited from the West Limerick area.  Further information 087 6866450.

CAR BOOT SALE:  The second last car boot sale of the year in aid of West Limerick Community Radio takes place at the Community Centre, NCW on  Sunday, November 24 from 7.30-2pm.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Bridie Pace, Mary O Mahony, Jeremiah Behan, Eileen O Donoghue, Tess Fitzgerald, Liam Flaherty, Robert Stack, Eddie Carmody, Fr John O Flaherty, David Hegarty, Sr. Gerard Sheehy, Maureen Scollard, Pat Scanlon, Martin J Sheehy, Padraig Tydings,  Ned Bunce, Michael Joe Flaherty, Con Riordan, Mary Harnett, Mary O Hanlon, Joan Mullane, Mass on Wed. 20th at 7.30pm for Richard Sheehan. Mass on  Thurs. 21st at 7.30pm for  Connie & Margaret Shine & the deceased members of the Shine Family. Mass on Sat. 23rd  at 7.30pm for  Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice. Mass on Sun. 24th at  10.00am in Knockanure for Tom Relihan and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for  Patrick Scanlon.

DEATH took place on 11th November 2013, of Christina (Chrissie) Scanlon (née Kelly of Tullamore, Listowel)  of  Upper Aughrim, Moyvane. Chrissie was predeceased by her husband Tade and is survived by sons Michael, Timmy and Maurice, daughters Mary, Margaret and Christina, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. Requiem Mass for Christina Scanlon was celebrated by Fr Lucid in Moyvane Church on 13th November 2013, Mary Mulvihill sang the hymns. Chrissie was laid to rest beside her husband Tade at Ahavoher graveyard, Knockanure. Tade died 8th February 1987 aged 76 years. Chrissie was the last of a family of 11.

DEATH has occurred on 13th November 2013, of Bridie Meade, Knocknacaheragh, Kilmorna, Duagh. Bridie is survived by her sister Sr. Mercedes at Monasterevin, nephews and nieces, grandnephews and grandnieces, great-grandnephew and great-grandniece.  Fr McMahon celebrated the Requiem mass for Bridie Meade on Friday the 15th of November at Duagh Church, Bridie was laid to rest in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection on 17th & 18th November for Trocaire’s Humanitarian Work in the Philippines & in Syria. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.

Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure, Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers; Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely. Knockanure: 10.00am, Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.
Collectors for the month of December: Vigil Gerard Scanlon & Kit Horan 11am, Marie Stack & John Scanlon, Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody.
Induction for Confirmation will take place in Moyvane School on Tues. 19th Nov. at 8pm.

Mass for those who died during the past year will be celebrated on Friday 22nd November at 7.30pm in Moyvane Church.  A candle will be lit for each one of them.  A special candle will also be lit for the relatives of parishioners who died during the year and who are buried elsewhere.  Family members are invited to take part – to bring up the Gifts or read the Prayers of the Faithful.

NOVEMBER: Mass in Knockanure on Tues. 19th for  November Intentions at 7.30pm
We remember especially those who died during the last 12 months. Mass in Moyvane Fri. 22nd at 7.30pm for November Intentions. We remember especially those who died during the last 12 months. Tues. 26th ,  November Intentions, Knockanure at 7.30pm

MASS for the Credit Union will take place on Wednesday Nov. 20th at 8pm at Centre.

CHOIRS: Guinness Book of Records carol singers record. The event will take place in Croke Park Stadium,  on Thursday, 19th of December between 7pm & 9pm and will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan. More from

WAR 1: County Library site have a list of 674 Kerry fatalities in World War I. If you have any picture or other information, please share it.

KEVIN DUNDON;  SuperValu celebrity chef Kevin Dundon visits the Devon Inn on Friday, November 22 for a food demonstration.

THOUGHT: “Character is not a single quality but a three dimensional achievement built on discipline, direction and dedication”. Kenneth L Wilson.

YEAR of FAITH: A celebration to mark the conclusion of the Year of Faith will be held on Wed  20th November. 7:30-9:30pm at the Woodlands House Hotel, Adare. Bishop Leahy invites all members of Limerick, parish leadership, including clergy, to this gathering as they conclude the international Year of Faith.

Domhnal Barry says, Thanks Pat Brosnan for all you have done for the community since you came from Lyreacrompane to live in Knocknagorna. He got involved in the voluntary work of many organisations; the unselfish work that keeps our community alive. Let us take a look at some of the contributions he has made. He was a member of the G.A.A. an Community Games for many years and helped to raise much needed funds for the great work they do with our young people. A composer and singer of songs he is still involved with Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann and holds the position of chairman of the Athea branch. He joined the Civil Defence and brought his skills as a nurse to bear on that organisation being always available to give aid. He got to know everyone in the parish through his work on the census forms. In recent years he has been active in the Church, taking up the collection at Mass and, until recently, cleaning the Church on a Tuesday. He supported all the local (and not so local) rambling houses and set up the group “Ceol Luimnigh” who had their own monthly sessions and performed voluntarily in local hospitals and nursing homes. In the recent “TradFéile” festivals he took responsibility for the entertainment on stage in the street and kept the music, song and dance going for the weekend. These are but a few of his contributions to the welfare of our society but it is in his writings that he has really done us proud. His weekly column in the Limerick Leader has kept people up to date with all the news of the parish. Since he started writing for this newsletter, many years ago, he has commented on local and national issues and is never afraid to air his opinions. His many books of poems and songs give the reader an insight into his knowledge and love for Athea and its beautiful scenery. It is no wonder that he has won many County, Munster and All-Ireland titles down through the years. I think his greatest honour came this year when he was chosen as one of only 12 people in Munster to receive an award for services to Comhaltas.

Athea’s Great Seanchai
In Memory of Mickey Liston
The Rambling House is silent now on the Knocknagorna Road,
Where Mickey Liston used to live in his pleasant neat abode.
A farmer and a storyteller, his like no more we’ll see,
For he has died and left us sad, Athea’s great Seanchai.

Great yarns and amusing tales he told on many a night.
In that Rambling House upon the hill by Knockfierna’s sloping height,
He was known all over Munster from Kilmallock to Tralee,
And from Freemount back to Tarbert town, Athea’s great seanchai.

At Creedon’s bar, Newcastlewest his stories won great fame,
Likewise in Carrickerry too sure they often spoke his name,
Many Comhaltas friends will think of him as will those of Ceol Luimnight,
Sure he was admired by one and all, Athea’s great seanchai.

Those who frequented his Rambling House will miss him most of all,
Also his friends and neighbours when old times they will recall,
Mickey’s kindly hospitality will live on in memory,
As will the wit and humour of Athea’s great Seanachai.

Much interest in his land he showed and he travelled here and there
To attend a livestock mart and sales, or a horse and cattle fair.
Throughout his stories he would tell of how farming used to be,
“Before restrictions were imposed”, said Athea’s great seanchai.

His funeral was the finest seen in Athea for many years,
With a guard of honour formed by his faithful friends and peers,
He is laid to rest in Knockanure but his spirit now is free.
May the Lord grant him eternal peace, Athea’s great seanchai.

By Pat Brosnan

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