Knockanure Notes — 17th September 2017

PADRE PIO Meeting in Lixnaw, Tuesday, Sept. 19th (the 3rd Tuesday of the month). The witness for September will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

KNOCKANURE: Dancing Classes starting back on the 20th September at 8:15pm Sharp. Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot, Line Dancing etc. All age groups welcome. No partner needed. For more information, contact 087 6809249 or 068 49799.

SET DANCING at Clounmacon Community centre with Timmy Woulfe, begins Thursday 21st at 8.30pm, all are welcome.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results; There was no winner of the 4900 euro jackpot on Friday 15th September 2017. Numbers drawn were 4, 8, 12, and 15.Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each were:

1. Rena Heaphy, c/o Kevin’s; 2. Liz, Daniel & Donie, c/o Gould’s Shop; 3. Nicholas Mulvihill, 1, Clounbrane, Moyvane; 4. Daniel Leahy, Dublin, and 5, Maureen & James Connolly, Trien Kilmorna.

Next draw to be held on Friday 22nd September with the jackpot at 5000 euro.

BEST WISHES to Stevie and Ann Barry on the golden Jubilee of their wedding, thy are regular visitors to Listowel Races. Stevie is from Knockanure and Ann is from Roscommon.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mai McMahon, Sr. Johanna Leahy, Paddy O’Halloran, Fr Denis O’Sullivan, James Dower, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Tom Kennelly, Bill O’Donnell, Sr. Maria Stack, Molly Chrisfield, Kevin O’Donovan, Bridget O’Connor, Mary Soder, Mary Joe Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard v Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Alphonsus O’Kane, Jon Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan joy, Bridget O’Connor, Maighread McCarthy. Mass in Moyvane; Mon 18th ay 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin, Barragougeen, & Deceased of the Galvin Family. Sat 23rd at 7.30pm for Thomas & Ellen Culhane, Glin. Sun 24th 11.00am for Jack (Martin) Mulvihill, (Month’s Mind). Mass Knockanure, Sun 24th at 10.00am for Brendan Sheehy, U.K. & Meen, (Rec Dec)

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE  066/7134276: Current Events: Gathering for Parish Contact People: Bishop Ray Browne, Mon Sept 18Th 7pm-9.30pm. Human and Religious Development as Catholic Christians: Fr. Sean Sheehy (8weeks) each Wed starting Sept 20Th 7pm-8.30pm.

DANCING Classes with Timmy Woulfe are as follows: Wednesday, September 20th: Ballybunion at Kilcooley’s. Thursday, September 21st: Clounmacon Community Hall. Monday, September 25th: Moyvane Marian Hall. All commence at 8pm.

SENIOR BADMINTON: AGM is this Wed 20th at 8.30pm in the Community Centre. All welcome.

JUNIOR BADMINTON is starting this Monday in the Community Centre 2nd and 3rd class training 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Then from 6.30pm to 7.45pm – 4th and 5th class will have training. Then on Wednesday’s starting this Wed 20th – 6th class and secondary school students training from 5.30pm to 7pm. There is still time for registration on these evenings. New members most welcome.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: Meeting in the Marian hall on Tuesday 19th at 9pm.

ARE YOU A CARING PERSON, DO YOU HAVE TIME TO SPARE? We are looking for volunteers to help in the Alzheimer’s Daycare Respite in Listowel Family Resource Centre. Contact Bridie at 068-23584/086-8556431.

THE BORO PLAYERS Moyvane Drama Group, Anyone who would like to get involved in their next production can contact Katie on 0870568209. Athea Drama Group, The play chosen for this year is a comedy entitled “The Second Honeymoon”. Anyone interested in taking a part should come along to the Library at 8pm on Monday September 18th. New members would be especially welcome.

TIDY TOWNS: Nice display of flowers in Knockanure over the summer months, thanks to the dedication of all involved. The results of the National Tidy Towns competition will be released on September 25th

PLOUGHING Championship will be held in Tullamore, from Tuesday September 19 to Thursday September 21. Tom O’Connor will be running a bus from Abbeyfeale on Wednesday contact him on 087 2632096. Bus from Duagh, contact 068 45162.

CULTURE Night will be held on Friday September 22.

WIN: Limerick U21s hurling team won the All Ireland in Thurles recently.

TOASTMASTERS: The first meeting of the season is in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday, September 28 at 8pm. Further details contact 0872193670.

KNOCK FROM ABBEYFEALE: Led by Abbeyfeale Legion of Mary on Sunday, 24th September –

Luxury Coach Leaving Church of Assumption, Abbeyfeale at 7.00 a.m. Cost €20.00. Further details and booking: Gerard O’Callaghan 087-2980841.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, September 20 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

CULTURE NIGHT: Culture night takes place throughout the county on Friday, September 22 with venues throughout the land opening their doors for free events to the public. At the Glórach that evening from 7.30 to 9 we will be celebrating local writers, poets and actors with an informal evening of story, song, poetry and drama.

GARDENING COURSE: Have you an interest in Gardening or Landscaping. A Horticulture QQI Level 4 Course is starting at the LCETB centre, Abbeyfeale in September please contact 06831198 for further details.

ARA NA FÉILE: Abbeyfeale Active Retirement will have their first meeting of the autumn on Wednesday, September 20 at 2pm in the Adult Education Centre, Mountmahon.

FAMILY FUN DAY: Limerick Diocese launches its preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018 with a ‘Free Family Fun Afternoon’ in the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Sunday October 8. There will be marching bands and a mobile farm, youth activities and child-friendly events, water zorbs and climbing walls, musical acts every hour and quiet prayer spaces, all brought together in a family Mass at 4pm on the steps of the Tara building in Mary I. A bus is being organised to travel to this event from Abbeyfeale, tel. the sacristy on (068)51915 during mass times or contact Fr. Tony Mullins with the names of family members interested in travelling.

THOUGHT: Let us give up our work, our thoughts, our plans, ourselves, our lives, our loved ones, our influence, our all, right into His hand, and then, when we have given all over to Him, there will be nothing left for us to be troubled about, or to make trouble about. – James Hudson Taylor. September 21st is “World Gratitude Day”.

REUNION, Abbeyfeale Class of ’84. Did you sit your Leaving Certificate at St. Josephs Secondary School, Abbeyfeale in 1984, or were you part of that class along the way. If so, join us on our celebrations on Friday night October 20th at 9pm.Details from Annette 087 2025359, Maura 085 8473160, Christiane 087 9421608 or Mary 087 2724388.

DAY TRIP TO LISDOON Sat 23rd Sept. Depart Abbeyfeale 10.15am. Contact: Marie 0861032436.

TARBERT BRIDEWELL – are hosting a coffee morning in aid of the Kerry Hospice Foundation Friday 22nd of September from 10am until 2pm.

TARBERT HISTORICAL AND HERITAGE SOCIETY – will resumed its activities at the Bridewell on Sat. 16th Sept. at 7.30pm.

NORTH KERRY OLDER PERSONS MAINTENANCE SERVICE provides a low cost home maintenance and minor repair service to senior members of North Kerry. For more information please call 068 23429 or 0873776724.

VARIETY Dancing will commence in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Friday 29th September 7.30pm to 9.30pm. All welcome.

LECTIO DIVINE. Walk with God Resumes on Tuesday Sept. 19th for an hour after the 10.30am. mass in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. New members always welcome.

ST. PADRE PIO TRIDUUM 2017: A special Triduum will be held in The Church of the Immaculate Conception, NCW from 7-9pm on Wednesday, September 20, Thursday, September 21 and Friday, September 22 with Mass and Devotions, Blessing and Veneration of 1st class relic. Celebrant Fr. John Mockler of the Institute of St. Padre Pio’s Servants of Suffering. All welcome.

CHARISMATIC PRAYER MEETING: Every Thursday evening at 8pm in St. John’s Parish Centre. Rosary at 7.45pm. All are welcome to join us in praise, thanksgiving and prayer.

RAMBLING HOUSE: Jim Lyons Rambling house in Knockalougha on 19th September.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 20th, The Whistling Girl. Actress/ Singer Honor Heffernan and keyboard player Trevor Knight present a new cabaret/ speakeasy style show on the poems of Dorothy Parker which Trevor has transformed into songs. With Garvan Gallagher – bass, Tom Jamieson-drums, Ed Deane-electric guitar, Ciaran Wilde-saxaphones and Bill Blackmore-trumpet.; Thu 21st, The Esposito Quartet, Classical favourites from the works of Mozart, Esposito and Beethoven.; Fri 22nd, Sean Keane in Concert. This event will be preceded by an art exhibition and a choral recital as part of Culture Night 2017;Tues 26th A Man Called Ove – Film Club, Directed by Hannes Holm, a Norway/Sweden film preaching togetherness as the key to happiness and strikes a delicate balance between barking mad comedy and melodrama. In association with Access Cinema.; Fri 29th Dubliner’s Women. A play based on three short stories from James Joyce’s “Dubliners”. Eveline, Clay and the boarding house shines a light on the lives of women in an old fashion storytelling style that is touching, funny and performed with gusto by a marvellous cast of three, featuring Katie O Kelly, Madi O Carroll and Gordan Quigley.; Sat 30th, The best of traditional with Danny, All Ireland champion accordion player from Ballyduff, Tony Linnane – fiddle and Mick Conneely – bouzouki and fiddle. Details from 068 22566.

GLÓRACH THEATRE, ABBEYFEALE Donal Courtey brings his one man play, God has no Country to the Glórach Theatre, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, September 28th at 8.30. The play looks at the extraordinary life of Kerryman, Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, who defied the fascists in Rome during World War II. Booking essential at 0971383940.

THE MUNSTER PIONEER GATHERING – takes place on 1st October 2017 in Woodlands House Hotel in Adare, Co Limerick. Registration is at10.30 a.m. Tickets for the Gathering cost €30 each and the closing date for the purchase of tickets is Mon. 25th Sept. For further details contact Sorcha sorchaol, or Jimmy 087-9773822 or Bridie 087-9039066.

MOVING ON: A NEW EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMME FOR WOMEN IN KERRY The programme is for women who are looking for work and who are based in or near Tralee, Listowel or Castleisland? We can provide training, support, work placements & links with employers. No previous education or work experience needed. FREE 2-hour ‘MOVING ON’ information seminars, contact Lisa Fingleton on lisafingleton or Dolores Gallagher 087/7647446.

SSE Airtricity is inviting applications from community based projects in the locality of their Tournafulla Rathcahill, Dromada, and Athea Wind farms. The applications will be accepted within a 20km radius of the wind farms for projects that have an energy efficiency or sustainability theme; however preference will be given to projects within 5km of the wind farms. The closing date for applications is Friday, September 22. Contact their community development officer Anne Reynolds for more details. Tel: annereynolds

THE NEW COSMOLOGY: BIRTHING A NEW THEOLOGY. Sept 23: Birthing a new theology – Cosmology conference One day Conference & Reflection on The New Cosmology: Birthing a New Theology

Venue: Tara Building (Lime Tree Entrance) Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road Limerick.

Diarmuid O’Murchu, MSC speaks on subject.

LECTURE: IGS Knight of Glin memorial lecture at No. 1 Pery Square Hotel, Pery Square, Limerick, Sept 21st at 8pm. €10 entry.

FLEADH: Fleadh Cheoil 2017 – Biggest Fleadh Ever. Over 450,000 people attended over nine days of the largest traditional Irish music festival in the world. Numbers peaked at 100,000 on Saturday the 19th of August. They had 1,500 Fleadh Volunteers.

The Australian (Sydney, NSW : 1824 – 1848) Fri 9 Jan 1835 Page 5

ENGLISH EXTRACTS.( Fight Ballyeigh).

Expecting a fight to take place between the Lawlor’s and the Cooleen’s at the fair of Ballyeagh, on

the 24th of June last, he went there with a party of sixty soldiers and twelve policemen. The Lawlor’s

were collected behind the tents, to the number of 200, with sticks. During the races all was quiet,

the Lawlors having undisputed possession of the ground; but at half-past three, he heard a cry of

‘”They are coming,” and saw the Cooleens approaching from the Listowel side. They had crossed from Clanmaurice by the new ferry, and came on in full array in their shirt sleeves, and brandishing their sticks. There could not be less than a thousand of them; and they were accompanied by about twenty women. The latter were for the purpose of carrying a supply of stones, which they brought in their aprons, as the place was a smooth strand and unprovided with that kind of ammunition. The Lawlor’s were more numerous than the Cooleen’s; but the latter had the advantage as long as their supply of stones lasted. They pursued the Lawlor’s among the tents. Witness finding his efforts to make sense quite ineffectual, rode off for the soldiers, with whom he returned towards the tents, and took several prisoners. The fight lasted two hours. Saw several people beaten severely. One man had his leg broken, and another lost an eye. The Lawler’s were finally victorious; and the Cooleen’s retreated in two bodies, one towards Rahoona, and the other to the Cashin River. They rushed in great numbers into one of the boats, which, owing to that circumstance, was upset. Witness heard a cry that people were drowning, and hastened to the place. The river was about

a quarter of a mile across. The shrieks of the people were heart rending. The boat had sunk; hats

and sticks were floating in all directions. Saw three or four men struggling for life on the Kilmore side

(the side to which the Cooloens had wished to cross). Several persons went into the water with horses to render assistance. When he came up, he heard persons exclaim that the people had been stoned, and prevented from landing. Mr. Hewson stated, that these factions have existed upwards of thirty years; and that he does not remember any year that a fight has not taken place between them at the races of Ballyeagh on the 24th of June. The people were determined, and would not be prevented. The great exciting cause of these fights, he said, is the pure love of fighting for its own sake.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Friday, October 09, 1863; Page: 4

SPORTING INTELLIGENCE- LISTOWEL Races October 6th and 7th 1863

Stewards—Earl of Listowel; Robert C. Hurley, Leslie Wren, George Sandes, Wm. C. Hickie, James D. Supple, and Henry M. Sandes, Esqrs. Clerk of the Course—Gerald M’Elligott.

These sporting events came off over a course all grass land, close to the town. The racing was good, but, as will be seen by the subjoined return, the fields were small. In the first heat for the Listowel Stakes, Rudiments just won by a neck, but unfortunately in the second go was put hors de combat by an accident referred to below. The attendance was very large, and most orderly, but the inclement state of the weather sadly interfered with the sport. On future occasion we would suggest to the stewards and parties connected with getting up the meeting the propriety of holding it at an earlier period of the year. The following is a return of the day’s running :—

Races 2017

Bagatell in Listowel 2017

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