Knockanure Notes — 18th December, 2016

WISHING all our readers the best for Christmas, welcome to our visitors, several have felt disappoint and sadness, let us spare a thought for them, now and into the future. Remember our friends are waiting for us at retirement homes and others who wish they were with us.

ST PIO Meeting, Lixnaw, Dec. 20th, witness, Cllr. Terry O’Brien, Mayor of Tralee.

CHOIR: Knockanure Choir – will have choir practice for Christmas Eve mass at 8 p.m. on Thursday December 22nd.

CHRISTMAS Moyvane : Sat  24th  6.00pm CHRISTMAS EVE Children’s Mass. All welcome.  9.00pm          MIDNIGHT Mass. Mass on  Sun 25th at 11.00am on Christmas day.

Knockanure; Sat 24th at 7.30pm, Christmas Eve Vigil Mass;  Sun 25th at  10.00am, Christmas day.

NANO NAGLE FUNDRAISER:  The customary and ever popular evening of music, song & poetry will take place in Mairead’s Bar on Fri 23rd.

BEST WISHES to Lisa Kearney, (daughter of Angela & Joe, Moyvane Village) recently married Derek Walsh (son of Johnny & Mary, Salthill, Galway) in the Cathedral Killarney.  The ceremony was performed by Fr. Kevin McNamara (P.P. Moyvane).   Reception was held at the Malton Hotel, Killarney.  The couple will reside in Limerick.

SAMARITANS:  Church Gate Collection will take place on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.

SYMPATHY To Bridie Shine & Family, Moyvane and the Sheehan Family, Kilbaha on the death of Bridie’s brother Jack Conroy, Dublin whose funeral took place recently. Sympathy to Jim Leahy of Upper Athea on the death of his sister Breda in Newmarket-on-Fergus.

Sympathy also to family of Gerry Griffen, Glenagragra, to his sisters Nora (Glin), Mary (Sligo), brother Mike (New York).

DEATH of Breda Meehan nee Hudson, Drimeen, Ennis and formerly of Culleen, Kilmaley. Died  December 14th 2016 in Ennis. Wife of the late Jimmy and mother of Eamonn, Martin and Mary (Coote). Survived by her sons, daughter, daughters in law Mary and Geraldine, son in law Noel, grandchildren Michelle, Barry, Caoimhe, Darragh and Eoin, brother, sister, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Funeral Mass on Saturday 17th December at Kilmaley Church. Burial afterwards in Mount Temple Cemetery, Kilmaley, County Clare.

DEATH; Fr. Placid (Charles) Nolan OP. Dominican Community, Holy Cross and formerly of Kilgulbin, Ardfert. Funeral Mass on Monday 19th December 2016  at 12 noon followed by burial in Rath Cemetery. Breda Meehan was born at Kilbaha, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Loretto Relihan, John Mulvihill, Kevin Barrett, Nancy Daly, Sr. Ann Patrick O’Connor, Michael O’Connor, Peg Meade, Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Margaret Carmody, Eileen Moriarty, Michael Collins, Ted Brosnan, Liam Foley, Kitty Bowden, Noreen Buckley, Jim Sheehy, Sr. Marguerite Shine, Sr. Maura Carmody, Mary White, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O’Brien, Michael Bunny Dalton, Bridget Finucane, Hannie Quin, Tom Walsh, Mary Moriarty, Margaret Lynch, John Behan, Dan Shine,  Mass  Moyvane: Mon  19th  at    7.30pm  for  Sheila & Ned Buckley, and Deceased Members of the Buckley Family. Wed 21st  at    7.30pm  Remembrance Mass. Fri  23rd  at   7.30pm  for  Jack O’Brien, and his wife Emma.

Knockanure Mass; Thurs 22nd  at   7.30pm  for   Hannie & Ned Quinn, and Deceased Members of the Quinn & Reidy families.

CHRISTMAS PENITENTIAL SERVICE / CONFESSIONS: on Monday (Dec. 19th) at 8.00 p.m. at St. Marys Church, Listowel. It will consist of a short penitential service followed by the opportunity of individual confession with the priests of the Pastoral Area present. We appeal to as many people as possible to avail of this opportunity for their Christmas Confessions.

ST JOHN’S: Shine, End of term performance by students from Tim Lander’s drama school.

JIM LYONS’S RAMBLING HOUSE:  Held on the third Tuesday of the month in Knockaloucca with the next one taking place on Tuesday, December 20.

ALONE can be contacted at 01 679 1032.

Senior Help Line volunteers are trained older people who understand the ups and downs of life, and are happy to listen, to keep company and to support. So let us put the companionship into Christmas this year. LoCall 1850 440 444, no call costs more than 30 cents.

LOOKING FOR A CAREER IN THE CARE SECTOR: Family Carers Ireland are providing the QQI.

Level 5 Healthcare Award in 2017.  More information on training call 0579322920.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre; The Marian Movement of Priest’s & Laity: Saturday 7th Jan 2017 from 10.00am to 4.00pm, Contact: (066) 7134276

KNOCKNAGOSHEL Then and Now, magazine is now available in the usual outlets, emigrants, look forward especially to the magazine which is in its 33rd year.

THOUGHT: “Keep the joy of loving God in your heart and share this joy with all you meet, especially your family.” —Saint Teresa of Calcutta.

BILL KIRBY MEMORIAL 4 MILE WALK in aid of Palliative Care in University Hospital Kerry. Gathering at the Brogue Inn on St. Stephen’s Day at 11am and walk commencing at 11.30am. Sponsorship Cards available from Michael Fox O’Connor 087 9833075. Donations accepted on the day.

WALK: The Great Southern Trail Ltd. wishes all its supporters and friends a very Happy Christmas and invites them to participate in the Christmas Cycle/Walk along the Greenway. Cyclists will set out from the Newcastle West (Gaelscoil on Station Road) at 1.30 p.m. on Tuesday 27th December and walkers will leave from Ardagh Community Hall at the same time. The destination for both groups is Rathkeale where tea/coffee and mince pies will be provided at Rathkeale House Hotel. Cyclists will return on their bikes to Newcastle West (total distance 16miles/26km). Walkers only have to cover 5miles/8km as they will be returned to Ardagh at 4.30pm by bus with Coach House Travel.

FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES:  Community/Voluntary Groups & Sporting Organisations: Applications are also invited from organisations interested in having suitable work carried out in their areas.  Further details and application forms can be obtained from the Rural Social Scheme Supervisors at The Weigh House, Market Yard, Newcastle West.  Tel: 069 61540

RURAL SOCIAL SCHEME: West Limerick Resources in conjunction with the Department of Social Protection implement the Rural Social Scheme in West Limerick. If you are: (a) currently in receipt of Farm Assist, (b) have a herd number, a copy of your Single Farm Payment application and are in receipt of a qualifying payment from social welfare ( then you (or your spouse) could benefit from the scheme.

THIRD ANNUAL CONNIE HARNETT SWIM:   The third annual New Year’s Day swim in Ballybunion in honour of local cattle dealer Connie Harnett takes place on Sunday, January 1 with proceeds going to the Dialysis Unit in Crumlin Children’s Hospital and Ava and Daniel who are travelling to Calcutta next Spring. All those taking part will be entered for a draw for a Limousine calf which will take place at the Corner House on Saturday, January 14.

AWARD: Willie Wall was recently presented with The Pride of Place Award 2016 at Conway’s. Glin, by Development and Tidy Town group.


Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, August 22, 1908; Page: 7


It is with extreme regret we have to announce the death of the above esteemed gentleman, which occurred at his residence on Sunday night. Deceased was one of the oldest and most respected members of the parish of Newtownsandes, and of his family it need only be said that they are widely known and respected? The funeral cortege was the largest witnessed in the parish for many years. The Rev Father Lyne officiated at the graveside, assisted by Rev Father Fitzmaurice.

The chief mourners were –Mrs Walsh,(widow).Mrs Patrick Stack, Mrs Ml Scanlon,, Mrs Ml Enright, Mrs John Culhane, Miss Sarah and Miss Nora, (daughters). James, William and Mossie, (sons). Annie Walsh, Kattie Walsh, Mossie Walsh, John Stack, Mossie Stack, Patrick Stack, Daniel Joe Enright, Mossie Scanlon, (grandchildren). Mrs Thomas O Neill,( Aunt in law)

Mrs. James Walsh, Mrs. William Walsh (daughters-in law). Ml. Scanlon. Michael D. Enright, John Culhane, (sons-in-law).Mrs. Jerh. Walsh, Mrs Thos. Buckley. Mrs. Patk. Culhane, Mrs. Michael Scanlon, Mrs. John Stack. Mrs. Michael Scanlon, Mrs. John Stack, Mrs. Michael Walsh (nieces), John Finucane, William Finucane, Michael Finucane, John Walsh. Maurice Walsh (nephews), Patrick Neill , Miss Maggie Neill, John Walsh , Miss Kattie Walsh , Farranfore: Miss Hanna Horgan, Miss Birdie Wolfe, Listowel: Miss Nora Bunce, John Culhane, Maurice Culhane, Patrick Culhane, Mrs. Lynch, Mrs. Moloney, John Walsh, James Walsh, Pat Walsh, Mike Walsh, Miss Bridget Walsh, Maurice Bunce, Michael Bunce, John Stack, Pat Culhane, John Kissane, Jerh. Walsh, Thos. Buckley, Michael Scanlon, Mrs. Ml. Finucane, Mrs. William Finucane, Mrs. John Walsh, Miss Lizzie Finucane, Michael Finucane, Patrick Finucane, Listowel; Ed. Walsh, Thos. Walsh, Thos. O’Shea, James O’Sullivan, Mrs. O’Sullivan , Thomas O’Sullivan, Miss O’Sullivan, Mrs. O’Brien, Miss O’Shea, Mrs. Ahern, Glin (cousins).


Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, November 21, 1891; Page: 3


Remaining in workhouse last Saturday, 236; corresponding period last year 200.

The following is the amount of out-door relief granted in the under mentioned electoral divisions for the half-year ending 29th September, ’91. ;( 956 were on outdoor relief costing for week £49-7-10)

Mr. Walshe’s district—Asdee, £47 6s 6d : Beale, £19 1Os; Carrig, £35 ; Clountubrid, £32- 19s Od ; Duagh, £26- 11- 6d; Gullane, £25 12s; Gunsboro, £26- 5s ; Kilmeany, £36 -5 ; Liselton, £35 -12s; Lisloughtin, £85 7s 6d; Listowel, £312 -13s; Moynsha, £11- 18s; Newtownsandes, £76- 18s; Shroneowen, £8- 8s ; Trieneragh, £53- 4s; Urlee, £13- 4s ; total, £704- 6s -2d.

Mr. O’SuIlivan’s district— Ardagh, £23 -6s ; Ballyconry, £25.; Ballyduff, £24- 13s; Ballyegan, £2- 9s -6d ; Ballyhorgan, £25 -17- 6d; Ballintogher, £23- I2s -6d ; Causeway, £15- 18s- 6d ; Dromartin, £15- 16s- 6d ; Ennismore, £43- 1s-6d ; Kilfeighney, £44- 5s -6d; Killehenny, £50 -1s -6d ; Killury, £14- 2s -6d ; Kilshenane, £16 -15s; Kiltomey, £26- 10s; Lixnaw. £22- 12s ; Rathea, £29- 17s; total, £415 -I3s

The Clerk read the minute’s of the preceding meeting, which were duly signed.


The Clerk (Mr. M. O’Connell) read a petition signed by a large number of ratepayers in the Newtownsandes and Leitrim districts, whose gross valuation represented £800 odd, requesting that a medical officer should be appointed from the districts named. Mr. Henigan asked if there was anything else before the board but the petition of the ratepayers. Clerk—Nothing else, sir. Mr. Henigan—Should not you have a petition from the clergyman of the district?, Clerk—Not necessarily. It is a matter entirely for the board. Captain Leslie—They got on for a great many years without one, that’s all I can say. Will it be any increase in the taxation? Mr. Henigan—I would like to see the clergyman stand up and take action. Clerk—The petitioners say it will be no increase in the taxation, inasmuch as they intend to dispense with the apothecary and midwife. Mr. Henigan—They were talking of grabbing last board day over the rate-collectors, but this would be regular grabbing to do away with the apothecary and midwife. Mr. O’Connor—Isn’t there a dispensary

in Newtown  already ?

Clerk—There is. It is portion of the Listowel dispensary. Mr. O’Connor—And is not there another in Tarbert? Clerk—Yes. Mr. O’Connor—That is only five miles. That is not too far. Mr. Henigan—That is regular grabbing. Where will they put the midwife and the apothecary ? The matter was further adjourned.


The sureties tendered by Messrs. Henigan, Mulvihill, and Dove, for the collection of the rates and the administration of relief, were, after a discussion, accepted, and a notice was given that a resolution would be proposed that the board did not consider it necessary that the collectors should get a guarantee society to secure 20 per cent, of their sureties to the guardians.


  1. Catherine (O'Sullivan, Ahern Cooney) Crawford. says

    I see that Mr, M Walsh from East Leitrim , an esteemed member of the community has died. He was mourned. By many people whose names I recognize, perhaps we are related. They are Walsh. ” cousins from “” – Ahern, O’Sullivan . The potential relatives would be 0’Sullivan, Ahern, Shanahan, Walsh, Kennelly from The Dorreen Athea area. Please respond .
    Merry Christmas!
    Catherine C. Crawford?

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