Knockanure Notes — 18th September, 2016

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS COMMENCE ON FRIDAY SEPT. 23rd in Lixnaw.  This is the anniversary of his death in 1968.  The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

ROLLING BACK THE YEARS: THE CLASS OF 1962 at St John’s on Friday 23rd Sept. A film documentary by Leo Finucane on Clounmacon National School 1878 – 1975 featuring old footage and a re-enactment of the class of 1962 and their journey to and from school along the famous black ditch.

DANCING CLASSES: Knockanure Community Centre, starting Wed 21st Sept at 8pm. Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot, Quickstep etc.  All age groups and new members welcome.  No partner needed. 087/6809249 or 49799.

LOTTO results for Knockanure GAA Draw held on Friday 16th. No winner of €15,400.

Numbers drawn were 7, 12, 27, 28. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Timmy Jnr Horgan, Kilmorna; 2. Ellen O’Connor, c/o Theresa Collins, Lisaniska,; 3. ‘The Gunner’ Enright, c/o Mike the Pies,; 4. Michael O’ Connor, 43973; 5. Aidan McEnery, c/o All Star Bar, Moyvane. Next draw to be held on Friday 23rd Sept. with a jackpot of €15,500.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE LISTOWEL:  A wide variety of courses beginning at the end of September.  For full details contact Iseult Glynn, Director of Adult Education on 086/0289958.

BEST WISHES to Michele Collins who was married on 8th September 2016 in Athea to Simon Parkinson of Melbourne. The bride had her four sisters as bridesmaids – Áine, Donna, Carol and Jackie, Jason Parkinson, Gearóid Collins & Thomas Begley were best men. The ceremony was performed by Fr. Sean Sheehy. The Bride is daughter of Hannah Mai and Jim Collins, The Nursery.

DEATH took place of Martin Gordon, Mountbellew and formerly from Kilkerrin and Birmingham England, on September 5th 2016 Pre-deceased by his wife Peggie Relihan. Survived by his daughter Noreen, brother Paddy, sister Annie, sisters in law, brother in law, nephews and nieces.

Funeral mass was celebrated on 8th September at St. Joseph’s Church, Kilkerrin followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure. His wife Peggie Relihan who died Feb. 2013, was a native of Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Denis O’Sullivan, James Dower, Sr. Agatha Stack, Mai Broderick, Bridie Behan, Tom Kennelly, Bill O’Donnell, Kevin O’Donovan, Bridger O’Connor, Mary Fitzell Soder, Mary Jo Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Joe O’Flaherty, Alphonsus O’Kane, John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan Joy, Bridget O’Connor, Maighread McCarthy, Maeve Goulding,  Mass Moyvane: Mon 19th at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor; Tues 20th at 7.30pm for Hanora & Michael Galvin & Dec Members of The Galvin & Flaherty Families; Fri 23rd at 7.30pm                for Joan McEnery; Sun 25th at 11.00am for Michael Carmody. Mass Knockanure: Thurs 22nd at 7.30pm for Donie Cahill, l/o Brosna & Abbeyfeale (Rec Dec); Sun 25th at 10.00am for John Horgan.

Mass Moyvane Sat 24th at 7.30pm Special Intention.

GAA: U11: The 2nd annual ‘Hughie Fitzmaurice’ Tournament in aid of Listowel Hospice will be held on the 25/9/16 at 11:30 in Moyvane.

SCHOOL: Junior Certificate Results 2016 Are Out and Schools are already looking forward to the mid- term break – Halloween from Monday 31st Oct to Friday 4th Nov.

FUNDRAISING night for Murhur National School Thursday, September 29th. The Marian Hall. What’s on? Bingo but not any old Bingo.

BLUE CHIP at Tesco in Abbeyfeale, please remember Knockanure Community Centre, has been selected as one of the charities.

BOOK: Martin Moore a man with many local connections, has recently published a book called to Arms, it will be launched at Ballygarry House Hotel on 23rd Sept. at 7.30pm.

SET DANCING at the Marian Hall, Moyvane, Co. Kerry from Monday, September 26th starting 8.30pm. Enquiries to T. Woulfe 087 9451247.

FREE WEATHER STATION FOR MURHUR N.S:  The Irish Daily Mail has offered the school a free Professional Weather Station if 200 tokens are collected.

FAREWELL & WELCOME: Good wishes to Florina the Secretary in Knockanure Community Centre on her retirement.  Welcome to Eilish our new secretary.

TALK on suicide prevention will be held at the Arms hotel on 29th September from 7.30pm.

BEREAVEMENT GROUP:  Bereavement Group will be established in the Community Centre Asdee on Monday evening 19th at 8pm.

PARISH LITURGAL MEETING:  The Parish Liturgy Group are meeting this week to plan and organize Liturgical Celebrations for the next few months.

PLOUGHING: The 85th Annual National Ploughing Championships will be held in Tullamore, Co Offaly from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd September.

PADRE Pio Triduum in NCW; 21st – 23rd September 2016; 7-9pm each day including veneration and blessing with relic of St Pio lead by Fr. John Mockler CC.

LEGION OF MARY PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK SHRINE:  A bus will travel from Abbeyfeale on Sunday, September 25 at 7am.  Book your seat  from members; Sean Broderick 068 31213   Bernard Broderick 068 31565 Gerard O’Callaghan 087 2980841    Michael Lane 087 9639775   David Davy 087 0994272.

MOTHER Teresa Night Killarney, Sept. 30th,in Cathedral.

ARAS Mhuire nursing home, recently, began using their new extended dining room.

ATHEA HORSE AND PONY RACING:  There will be a video race night on Saturday, September 24 in The Top of the Town Bar followed by horse and pony racing at the farm of Helen and Micheal O’Keeffe,  Glenagore , Athea on Sunday, September 25 starting at 1pm sharp.  All proceeds to Milford Hospice.  Further information Chairman Sean King 087 2678439.

CON COLBERT WEEKEND IN ATHEA:  A weekend of events to honour local patriot Con Colbert will take place in Athea over the weekend of September 24 and 25 with the unveiling of a magnificent bronze bust being the highlight of the celebrations.  A football blitz, free concert and a historical lecture are also planned for the weekend as well as the annual horse and pony racing.

MOYVANE ICA: in conjunction with the Development Association are planning to bury a Time Capsule in an area adjoining the 1916 Commemoration Stone Plot.  All parish organisations are invited to contribute something for inclusion in this Time Capsule. Items for inclusion must be received by 30th September. For more info contact Anne at 086/3456808 or any ICA member.

CHURCH OFFICE: Pictures, Rosary Beads, Magnets & Prayers to honour our latest Saint canonised in the Church Saint Teresa of Calcutta, available in the Parish Office open Mon & Thurs 10am -12noon; Tues & Fri 10am -1pm.

ABBEYFEALE BRIDGE CLUB:  Abbeyfeale Bridge club will be playing cards again after the summer break Thursday, September 22 at the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale starting 7.30 pm.

RECORDS: This week, the General Register Office have put the vital records online, with free access for all.  Over 2.5 million historic records of births, marriages and deaths are now freely available online,

EVENTS: 10 Mile Road Race Killarney 24th Sept.; 24th and 25th Sept. Endurance race Castleisland.

Crime prevention week runs from September 20th to 27th, details from any Garda.

BUS TO PLOUGHING Wednesday September 21 leaving  6.15am. Contact Tom O’Connor 087 2632096.

PUBLIC INFORMATION DAY for the Listowel Bypass Road Improvement Scheme which will be held on Wednesday 21st September in the Listowel Arms Hotel from 12:00pm – 8:00pm.

MENS SHED: north east and west Kerry Development present a training schedule for sheds at

An Tochar, Tralee Men’s Shed, Ballyduff FRC and Listowel Men’s Shed on 27-29th  of Sep. and 4-6th and 20th and 27th October .  Anyone wishing to take part contact 0876566507.

MATCH: Billy Martin memorial game Glin v North Kerry selection October 1st at 4pm in Culhane  park, a blessing and unveiling of a memorial plaque on the dressing rooms will happen before throw in, with food and  music in Barrett’s following the activities at the field .All are welcome.

MOTHER Teresa Night Killarney. God’s Mercy and Mother Teresa – An evening of prayer and recollection in St Mary’s Cathedral Killarney with guest speaker Susan Conroy from USA, a personal friend and author of three books on our new saint. Friday 30th Sept, 7.30pm. Prayer, Music, book-singing and refreshments (in nearby school) included. More info:

ACCORD: Offers an affordable professional counselling service with qualified counsellors in a confidential, caring and safe environment. The Centre offers one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, separation support, psychosexual counselling, fertility awareness and natural family planning service. ‘If you can’t talk to each other, try talking to us’. Contact ACCORD Tralee at 066- 7122280.

THOMAS ASHE CENTENARY: Public meeting to discuss the centenary commemoration of the death of Thomas Ashe will take place in place in Lispole National School on Sunday, September 25th at 4pm.

TOUR OF BRITAIN: The dates for the Irish Rambling House Tour of Britain 2016 have been announced and people may wish to inform their relatives and friends abroad. The following are the dates and venues for the shows which commence at 8pm. Thursday 27th October, Charlton Irish Club Manchester. Friday 28th October, Birmingham Irish Centre. Saturday 29th October, Harrow Arts Centre London. Sunday 30th October, St Joseph’s Parish Centre Luton.

JOBS: Ortec Inc. is to set up its headquarters in Newcastlewest, jobs are expected to include, engineering and science.


Gathering of Parish Contact People: Wednesday, 21st September from 6pm to 9.30pm. Mass celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne and followed by buffet.

Faith and Spirituality for Parents: Paul Montgomery, B.A.Theol., M.A.Chap., Grad Holocaust Ed. Mondays – 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th October, from 7.00pm to 8.00pm. Evenings of Reflection, Meditation, Mindfulness to promote Positive Mental Health and Stress Management.

Celebrating Catholic Faith Beliefs: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesdays 28th Sept. to 16th Nov. 7.00pm – 8.30pm. We celebrate our faith in the Sacraments.

DIOCESE OF KERRY DAYS OF PRAYER, GIFT OF MERCY: September 24th to October 3rd. During these days of prayer and action we will reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy and look at how we can act as people of mercy in our homes and in our communities. In this way, we can respond to Pope Francis’ call to us, to be people of mercy. A small prayer booklet with reflections and suggested actions will be available next weekend. The Days of Prayer, Gift of Mercy will conclude with Celebration of Mercy and Healing in St. Mary’s Cathedral on Monday, Oct 3rd at 7.30pm with guest speaker Fr. Dónal O’Connor

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS Listowel will take place on the First Friday of every month from October onwards at 7pm. each month incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

GALA CONCERT in aid of Pieta House will take place Ardagh Church on Sunday, October 16.

Tickets available from 086 8123855.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tralee/West Kerry MS Society are holding an Afternoon Tea Dance on Sunday, October 9 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Dancing 3 -6pm.Music by Pa Quade. Teas served. Raffle on the day for selection of gifts.

RED HURLEY IS COMING TO ABBEYFEALE: A concert featuring the gospel songs of Red Hurley will take place in the Church of the Assumption on Friday, October 15 at 8pm with tickets available from Sean Broderick, Moss the Farmer, David Wards, Pat Buckley’s, Heavenly Gifts and O’Donoghue’s Convent St.

THOUGHT: These are the few ways we can practice humility: To speak as little as possible of one’s self. To mind one’s own business. Not to want to manage other people’s affairs. To avoid curiosity. To accept contradictions and correction cheerfully. To pass over the mistakes of others. To accept insults and injuries. To accept being slighted, forgotten and disliked. To be kind and gentle even under provocation. Never to stand on one’s dignity. To choose always the hardest.

Mother Theresa.

Many people mess up every new day with what happened yesterday. They insist on bringing into today the failures of yesterday, and in so doing pollute a potentially wonderful day. When bitterness, resentment, and revenge are allowed to live in the human heart, words of affirmation will be impossible to speak. Gary Chapman


Kerry Independent 1880-1884, Monday, September 19, 1881; Page: 3




September 16, ’81.

Sir—At the present juncture when the tenant-farmers everywhere are waiting with, anxiety to see how far the benefits conferred by the Land Act may be realised under its administration, it may not be malapropos to point out, for the information and guidance of my fellow tenants on the Newtownsandes property, a few suggestive facts and figures of which they may not be already aware. In this district the proceedings at the meetings of those ” enlightened” members of the local Land League are seldom heard of by the public, and more is the pity, as many real Land Leaguers would be richly amused, if not edified by the pedantic exhibitions which characterise the utterances of a few of the speakers at those meetings. The local agitators in darling Newtown must feel occasional chagrin and, disappointment at finding that their grand blustering efforts at eloquence are quite unrecorded in the public Press; but it appears there are times when, in order to gratify their inordinate desire of seeing their names in print, they willingly incur personally the expense of procuring the special services of a reporter at the meetings on special occasions. Then, indeed, abuse, gross invective, and base misrepresentations against some personally obnoxious tenant or rival trader are sent forth to the Press, nor is their worthy and kind-hearted landlord spared in the calumnies .which they give vent to and circulate. Watching, as I do, the current of local events which some prominent members of the no-called Land League seek to turn to their own advantage, I observe indications of a sinister design on the part of some of those local demagogues to set class against class and induce the tenant-farmers to rush indiscriminately into the law courts with a view of compelling their landlords to reduce their rents which, in many cases, may be found moderate enough already, when the improvements, &c. effected by the landlord are taken into consideration; therefore would ask my fellow-tenants to pause and consider well the propriety of rushing rashly into expensive litigation -which may leave them eventually in no better condition than before.

The improvements made by the landlord or his predecessor together with the interest on the monies so expended, will be considered by the Court when fixing what is termed! “a fair rent.” How far the tenants on the property may be effected by this essential point in the landlords favour, I cannot positively assert, but I apprehend it will serve to diminish, if not entirely ignore, the tenant’s claims for a reduction of rent.

In the townlands of Moyvane and Clounbrane alone the sum of £2,400 has  been expended on general improvements by the landlord, and in Kelod and Gurtdromasillahy £3,000. This is certainly a large amount to be expended on so small a property, and furthermore the landlord procured £5, 000 from the Board of Works which he expended to the best advantage for the tenants benefit in effecting general improvements on their farms. As an instance of the practical sympathy and kind consideration at all times evinced by our very worthy and esteemed landlord, T. W. Sandes, Esq., towards his tenantry I may mention a striking act of generosity on his part. He advanced to a few tenants whom he knew to be in rather embarrassed circumstances £200 each for the purpose of enabling them to improve their farms. This involved in addition to their rent, and they are not required to pay back either interest or principal. In another case a tenant owed him twenty years rent was not only forgiven all the arrears but this kind-hearted landlord actually gave him some money to help him to retain his little house;

Seldom we hear of such acts of generosity and liberality on the part of the landlord class, but it is well known that Mr. Sandes is ever remarkable for his indulgence and kindly dealings towards his tenantry. What a contrast this presents with the hard-hearted and tyrannical conduct of one of our mock Land Leaguers who not long since called on a poor man who was on his death-bed and instead of offering him his sympathy in that trying hour he threatened to have the process server and bailiff at his door next morning if he did not let him have a patch of ground behind his house which he coveted as it adjoined a portion of his own back premises. Hard indeed would be the lot of poor tenants if they had the misfortune of having a Land Leaguer of this specimen as their landlord. It has been alleged that the rents on the Newtown property are exorbitant, but this assertion is made only by a few parties who have a particular taste for falsifying and misrepresenting facts, and foremost amongst them is a certain veracious member of the Newtown, League who on a certain occasion, not long since, while sailing up the river Shannon chanced to meet his landlord on board the steamer and in the course of conversation which took place between them about the state of the times and local events he had the cool audacity of asserting that he sold over his counter no less than £1,500 worth, of liquor  within the previous year. Considering there are four other publicans in Newtown, each of whom it may-be presumed sold as much liquor as this braggart, it is perfectly astounding to imagine that over £7,000 worth of liquor alone was bought and consumed in one year by the people in and around Newtownsandes.. It is difficult to imagine any statement more calculated to vilify and injure the honest character of a sober and industrious people, for it is obvious the reference to be drawn from this mendacious statement was no other than, that the landlord should regard his tenants as extravagant lot of drunkards.

Let the honest Land leaguers of Newtown be aware of snakes in the grass and receive with suspicion and distrust the advice and suggestion which may animate from anybody of which such men as I have referred to are members. Apologising s for the length of this letter.

I remain Sir.

Your obedient servant,

A Friend to the tenants.




The following vacancies are currently open:

  1. Sponsor Name: Listowel Area CE Project Ltd Email: [email protected]

Contact: Noelle O Connell, Project Supervisor……..NB – Please email C.V. & PPS No. to [email protected] Contact Tel No: 06823810

Title of position: Care Assistant CE position

Duties: Assisting instructors & Nursing staff working with people with intellectual & physical disabilities.  A holder of a D1 Licence would be desirable (1 position) Assisting the Instructor with various projects; supporting service users in the areas of social skills, personal care & outdoor work projects. Vacancy Location: Kerry Parents & Friends Listowel. Hours: 19.5 per week

Rate of Pay: In line with CE & DSP rates

Application arrangements:

Please contact your local DSP Employment Services (Listowel office 068-50026/21685) and/or Intreo (Listowel office 068-50030/50047)for further details & PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CV & PPS No. in particular when applying either by post or email.

Eligibility to participate on Community Employment Schemes is open to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for a minimum of one year or more.

Proposed Start Date: 19th SEPTEMBER 2016 or asap after

Garda Vetting is a mandatory requirement for this position

  1. Sponsor Name: Listowel Area CE Project Ltd Email: [email protected]

Contact: Noelle O Connell, Project Supervisor……..NB – Please email C.V. & PPS No. to [email protected] Contact Tel No: 06823810

Title of position: General Operative with Tidy Towns Listowel

Duties: Assisting Tidy Towns with Horticulture, Litter Control, Painting & General Maintenance Work

Vacancy Location: Tidy Towns Listowel. Hours: 19.5 per week

Rate of Pay: In line with CE & DSP rates


Application arrangements: Please contact your local DSP Employment Services (Listowel office 068-50026/21685) and/or Intreo (Listowel office 068-50030/50047)for further details & PLEASE SUBMIT YOUR CV & PPS No. in particular when applying either by post or email.

Eligibility to participate on Community Employment Schemes is open to those who are 25 years of age or over and in receipt of an Irish social welfare payment for a minimum of one year or more.

Proposed Start Date: 19th September 2016 or asap after that date

Garda Vetting is a mandatory requirement for this position


GRANT: 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. To find out more about how to apply, please contact their Community Development Officer Anne Reynolds, Tel: 01 655 6556 Email: [email protected]  The closing date for this year’s Community Fund applications is Friday 23rd September.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY: Please note the following dates when in-service / best practice training for the following ministries of the four parishes of  Listowel / Duagh / Moyvane & Lixnaw taking place at St. Patrick’s Hall, Upper William Street, Listowel. It will be provided by Ms. Frances Rowland of Diocesan Pastoral Team.

Readers / Ministers of the Word:  Wednesday, 28th September at 8.00 p.m. Eucharistic Ministers: Wednesday, 5th October at 8.00 p.m. We invite & recommend all our Readers and Ministers of the Eucharistic to avail of the training.

  1. SEAN SHEEY’S COURSE Prayer: 6 sessions 7.00 – 8.30. Place: Parish Meeting Room beside St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. As the umbilical cord is the lifeline between mother and child in the womb, so prayer is the lifeline between God and the Christian. We will study what prayer is and the different forms of prayer. Come and join us so that our relationship with God can be refreshed and deepened. All welcome. Bring your copy of the Catechism of the catholic Church and your Bible. See you there. God bless.


WANT TO BE A DEACON IN OUR DIOCESE:  Along with other Munster Diocese who have permanent Deacons, we here in the Diocese of Kerry are planning an initial introductory ‘Come and See’ year involving six weekends, starting September next year 2017.  The age limit for ordination to be a Deacon is 60.  Application is open to all men who are practicing Catholics and have an involvement in their local Parish.  If anyone is interested contact the Diocesan Office, Bishop’s House, Cathedral Walk, Killarney or  064/6631168 or have a word with Fr. Kevin.  Our Diocese has two Deacons in Ministry at the moment and please God four more will be ordained shortly.


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