Knockanure Notes 18th January, 2015

PADRE PIO  Devotions in Lixnaw, commence at 7.30pm on Jan 20th and the witness will be given by Mark Leen.  

ST PIO Mass in Listowel will take place on 22nd Jan feast of Don Bosco at 7.00p.m. with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

DEFIB: People to train in use of Defibrillator in Moyvane.  Call (087) 7775884 or (087) 3203041.

SCOR: Anyone interested in taking part in Senior Scór this February, please contact Tara Mulvihill, our cultural officer on 087 6103393.

NANO NAGLE’S Social will take place in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday 30th January. Music by Heart and Soul followed by a disco. Tickets are available from the Nano Nagle School 068 21942.

IFA in Kerry are celebrating their Diamond Jubilee and are having a social at Ballygarry House Hotel on Jan. 23rd.

LADIES Football Club would like to thank all who contributed to their recent collection, amounting to E545.47.

LISTOWEL COMMUNITY COLLEGE is offering night courses from January 26th. Enrol at or within the college on Monday January 19th 7.30-9pm or Tuesday January 20th 3-5pm. Phone 0682102.

 BLOOD TRANSFUSION SERVICE holding a blood donor clinic in the Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th January from 6 to 9pm. each evening.

FILM; Gerard Barrett’s film Grassland is among five Irish films screening at Sundance Festival in Utah this month.

DEATH  occurred at  St. Joseph’s Nursing Home, Listowel of Catherine Hudson (née McGrath) and late of Kilbaha, Moyvane and Ballyguiltenane. Catherine died on the 16th of January 2015, predeceased by her husband Richard and son John( who died in Aug. 2012). Survived by children, Kathleen, Bridie, Jim, Richard, and Margaret, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, in-laws, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Catherine Hudson was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on the 19th of January, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane. Beside her husband Dick who died in 1993 aged 76, Son John Hudson and his uncles Pat, Jim and William.

DEATH occurred on January 6th. 2015 of  Margaret (Peg),  Werkman (nee McCarthy aged 98 in Holland and formerly of Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, wife of the late Pieter; Survived by daughters Janny, Eileen and Jacqueline, sons-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Peg Werkman on Friday January 16th in St Bridget’s Church Duagh. Funeral afterwards to Knockanure Cemetery and laid to rest with her McCarthy and Scanlon ancestors. Peg went to England as a young girl and met her husband and moved to Holland. Peg was the last surviving member of her family and was sister of Jack McCarthy of Kilmorna who died 17th May 2001.

DEATH of  Martin Stack, Aisling Lawn, Ballincollig and late of Listowel on January 15th 2015, husband of the late Vera, survived by partner Margaret and his children Anne, Garrett, Catherine and Declan, sons-in-law John and Brian, daughters-in-law Ursula and Edel, also Seán, grandchildren, sister Anne Barry, brother-in-law Michael Barry, nephews P.J and Gerald, relatives and friends. Funeral Mass Sunday 18th, followed by burial in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH took place on 16th January 2015 of Catherine (Kit) Scanlon, née Meehan of Lower Aughrim, Moyvane and late of Leitrim West, Moyvane. Predeceased by her husband John, and  grandson Patrick and infant grandchildren. Survived by children Timmy, Noreen, Betty, Peggy, Marie, Rena, Tom, and Pat, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sister Liz, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends. Requiem mass on Sunday, the 18th of January for Kit Scanlon at Moyvane Church, followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Mercedes Meade, Sr. Aquinas Liston, Catherine Carmody, Johnny O Hanlon, Eileen Collins, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Fiona O Connor, Joe V Buckley, Paul Stack, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr Pat Ahern, Peggy Fitzgerald, Eileen Galvin, Michael Mulvihill, Teresa Margaret Hanrahan, Mass on  Wed. 21st 7.30pm Michael Moloney. Mass on
Thurs. 22nd  at 7.30pm for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll. Mass on Fri.    23rd  at7.30pm for Dick Stack. Mass on Sat. 24th at 7.30pm for Bill, Paddy & Mary Horan. Mass on Sun. 25th at 10.00am for  Sr. Mary Costelloe, a native of Trien, Kilmorna, who died in Australia
Mass in Moyvane Sunday 25th at 11.00am for John Behan, Months Mind.

READERS,  Vigil, Michelle Corridan ,  11am Paul & Anthony Kiely;
Knockanure  10am,  Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

COLLECTORS  for February,  Vigil  Jimmy Collins & Brid Flavin; 11am        Richard Stack & Seamus Roche. Knockanure 10am, Cathy Kennelly.

HAPPY RUBY Anniversary to Jim and Hannah May Collins who recently celebrated the event with their family  at the Devon Hotel.

HAPPY 80th Birthday to Tom Enright of Kilmorna and happy 30th birthday to Caroline Scanlon of Moyvane.

BEST WISHES to Mary Healy, daughter of Mary and the late Martin of Clash who was married  recently to Mike Daughton of Duagh. Ceremony conducted by  Fr. Pat Moore in Duagh Church.

LISTOWEL COMHALTAS Classes on sean nos dancing, adult singing, singing, step dancing, adult fiddle, beginner fiddle, adult flute, beginner tin whistle, improver tin whistle, advanced tin whistle, pre-school tin whistle, banjo, guitar, accordion & Bodhran classes. Contact Sharon on 0863443905 between 10am to 6pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Rebecca Murphy from Toor Duagh who won a Garda Youth achievement award recently.

HELP: Weekly meeting for sufferers of depression and bi-polar disorder takes place in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church every Tuesday at 8.00p.m. Call Kate on 087-2993142 .

ITA: Cill Íde, meaning the Church of St Ita her feast 15th January, she founded her monastery in 546.

WEEK of prayer for Christian Unity Jan 18-25.

BOSCO: January 31st 2015 is the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Don Bosco. His inspiration and dedication to young people has created a religious order committed to youth.  

WORLD DAY OF MIGRANTS AND REFUGEES was on Sunday, January 18th.

GRAVES: Ardfert Historical Society: The Ardfert Graveyards; with Donal Stack. Wednesday 21st Jan at 8pm. More from 066 7134276.

POST CARDS: Canon Donacha O’Malley will give a talk on Limerick Postcards on Monday night 26th. January at 8pm at Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. All are welcome. For further information contact Pat O’Donovan at  087 9977340.

ST JOHNS: Wed 21st, Troubadours of Divine Bliss. An American duo featuring accordion, guitar and female harmonies, voted the best folk band in New Orleans, L.A. and Kentucky.
Thur 22nd, Teampall B?n –  Aspects of the Famine in North Kerry 1845-1852. Launch of John D Pierse’s book. A Listowel Tidy Towns publication.   Launch at 8pm.  All welcome. More from 068 22566.

CHARITY raiser for  work in Honduras, Aisling Mangan is holding a Teenage Disco in Abbeyfeale Rugby Club on Friday 23rd January from 8pm to 10.30pm.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Art Classes with Denise Joy every Monday from 7.30pm, while Yoga continues at the centre every Wednesday from 10am. Also in association with KETB, offer the following courses for the academic term of Spring 2015 Parents Plus parenting course for parents of 6-11 year olds  Beginners Computers  Intermediate computers Cooking on a Budget, Internet e-mail, tax your car online etc. Fetac Certified Courses Occupational First Aid  Craft Textiles  Horticulture  Digital Photography. Further details from (068) 23584.

COURSE:  QQI (FETAC) Healthcare Support  training in your area for more information contact the training unit on 057 93 70221.

BUS: CityLink  express coach service between Galway City and Killarney was suspended from 8 December 2014.
A full service will start again on Monday 2 March 2015.

MEN’S SHED WORKSHOPS Incorporating,  Cookery for Men

 D.I.Y.  Men’s Health . Social Media/ Photography. The above programme will take place on Friday’s 10 – 12 noon at the men’s shed: Listowel Family Resource Centre. Further info: contact Denis at 086 0884853 or at the Family Centre on 068- 23584 Or [email protected]

THOUGHT: “There are joys which long to be ours. God sends ten thousands truths, which come about us like birds seeking inlet; but we are shut up to them, and so they bring us nothing, but sit and sing awhile upon the roof, and then fly away”. Henry Ward Beecher.

CHURCH: Let’s live Lent – Liturgy Workshop:
A workshop for parish liturgy groups will be held on Wednesday January 28th in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee @ 8pm.  Fr. Donal O’Connor, Hannah Evans and Frances Rowland will reflect on Lent and offer resources.  All are welcome.  For further information, phone 064 6632644.
Shaping Our Diocese: Feed into a New Pastoral Plan, by attending the scheduled meeting in your area.  Gatherings will be about an hour long and will focus on what you feel strongly about and what your expectations are from the Church.  Feedback also to [email protected].  Listowel Pastoral Area Listening Exercise: Wednesday 4th March at 8pm.

KERRY DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND: 23rd – 31st October 2015, led by Bishop Ray Browne. 4 nights Tiberias, 4 nights Jerusalem. Flights ex Dublin. For more information please contact Janice 064 7758219 or e-mail [email protected]

TIME CAPSULE: 150 years of Holy Cross Church Kenmare  celebrations ends on  Jan 21st 2015 with the burying of the Time Capsule in the grounds of Holy Cross Church at 10.45am. Bishop Ray will lead the celebrations. All are welcome.

DIED, Burma 21 January 1945 Fr John Hayes Jesuit of Limerick.
Died at his residence Summer hill on  15 June 1866 Charles John Leahy youngest son of the late John Leahy Esq of Summerhill, Co Kerry. Mr Leahy only returned home from Maderia on Monday last, having spent the winter there. Report in Cork Examiner 16 June 1866.

OLDEST: Britain’s oldest person has died recently at the age of 114.
Mrs Ethel Lang was born in the Worsbrough area of Barnsley on 27 May 1900 and lived in the South Yorkshire town all her life. She went to a nursing home in 2005, left school at 13 and married in 1922
Oldest woman in Britain now is Gladys Hooper, 111, from the Isle of Wight.

Death of Catherine P Mullane of Knockbawn on 19 March 1943 aged 101 years, funeral to Knockanure  Old Cemetery. American Papers please copy.

Death of John Wallace 18 March 1943 at Ballyguiltenane, Glin at an advanced age, survived by wife and family, buried Kilfergus. American papers please copy, from Irish Press 20-3-1943 page 3.

Death has occurred of Right Rev. Monsignor John-Joe MADIGAN

Ballycormack, Shanagolden, Limerick. Retired priest of Washington DC. and late of Abbott Close Nursing Home, Askeaton. Reposing in St Senan’s Church, Shanagolden on Thursday 15th January 2015. Requiem Mass on Friday 16th Jan. 2015, with burial afterwards in Knockpatrick Cemetery

PASSPORTS: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade issued 629,446 passports in 2014 . Irish embassies and consulates abroad, as part of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, assisted almost 1,650 Irish citizens in 2014

NEW YEAR. Anonymous
Take twelve fine, full-grown months; see that these are thoroughly free from old memories of bitterness, rancour and hate, cleanse them completely from every clinging spite; pick off all specks of pettiness and littleness; in short, see that these months are freed from all the past-have them fresh and clean as when they first came from the great storehouse of Time. Cut these months into thirty or thirty-one equal parts. Do not attempt to make up the whole batch at one time (so many persons spoil the entire lot this way) but prepare one day at a time.   Into each day put equal parts of faith, patience, courage, work (some people omit this ingredient and so spoil the flavour of the rest), hope, fidelity, liberality, kindness, rest (leaving this out is like leaving the oil out of the salad dressing- don’t do it), prayer, meditation, and one well-selected resolution. Put in about one teaspoonful of good spirits, a dash of fun, a pinch of folly, a sprinkling of play, and a heaping cupful of good humour.

WRITERS: The Hunt Prize, which is to be awarded annually at the sum of $25,000. Nominations will open at 12 a.m. on January 22nd, 2015 and close at 11:59 p.m. on March 31st, 2015.

REFLECTIONS: Blog post the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Ind., recognized 10 sisters. Reflections from our Golden Jubilees
From Sister Ann Sullivan – Coming from a farm family in Galesburg, Ill., and growing up with a large extended farming family nearby (I am the oldest of the 36 grandchildren in my mother’s family), set the stage for understanding and loving God’s creative presence in the beauty of the seasons, the abundance and varieties of plant and animal life on the farm. There was also a profound sense of faith, Irish Catholic faith, which had its roots in County Kerry, Ireland, and permeated every part of our lives. We spent our days mostly outside as constant companions to my dad,

MINES: founding of the United Mine Workers of America in 1890  changed the lives of the miners. The union wanted an eight-hour workday and were against the compulsory buying of goods in company stores, employment for children under 14, and the use of hired gunmen to enforce company rules. – See more at:

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