Knockanure Notes — 19th January, 2014

PADRE PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday Jan. 21st.  The witness will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara.

PADRE PIO evening Mass in Listowel will take place on Thursday evening 23rd January at 7.00p.m.  Beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction. The Padre Pio healing glove will be available for blessings on the night.

EXERCISE:  Walking program in the Moyvane sportsfield at 8pm every Tuesday night. This program will be tailored to anyone who has an interest in walking and increased levels of physical fitness. Any questions to 087 3966658.

DRAMA CLASS: Animation Drama Group starts on Tuesday 21st January at 4pm in Knockanure Community Centre, open to children 6 to 12 years of age. Runss for 14 weeks, places are limited, contact Ann McGrath on 087 9673 269.

CRAFTS:  Craftshop na Méar  next class will be on January 25th and we will learn about wet felting. We will bring a jam jar and come away with “a work of art” The taster class including a light snack in Scribes  and it starts at 2.00 p.m.

BEST WISHES to Gerard Barrett and some local cast who are preparing a new film.

DRAMA in Athea on the 23, 26th and 30th January, with Athea Drama Group.

WRITERS’ WEEK closing date for entries in Novel competition 1st Feb. 2014.

GAA in Knockanure held their AGM on Monday Jan. 20th at 9pm.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE at Fr. Casey’s, Abbeyfeale will feature the music of Big Maggie on Sunday, January 26th.  Dancing from 3-6pm.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Sat. 25th January 10.30 am – 5.00pm Day of Reflection with Brendan Comiskey SS.CC – “To be baptized is to be called by God into a special place. Booking 066-7134276 email: [email protected]

DANCE; Clounmacon GAA dance will be held at the Arms Hotel on 31st Jan. 2014.

DIGITAL: 121 Digital are courses set up in schools which provides students with knowledge to educate adults on how best to use their mobile phone, laptop or tablet.

VISIT: students & staff of St Mary’s College in Morago, California were in the district last week.

RAMBLING HOUSE was held in Finuge Friday night 17th  at the thatched house, entertainment with Musicians, singers and storytellers.

RAMBLING HOUSE at the Seanchaí Centre, on Thursday January 23rd from 9 pm.  Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling in an informal setting.  For more information tel. (068) 22212

BAZAAR MISSION GROUP in Listowel would like to invite all area collectors, all tickets sellers or anyone one who helped out in the Boy’s School Hall during our recent Bazaar to a social function in the Parish Meeting Room at 7.30pm. on Wednesday January 22nd.

NANO NAGLE SOCIAL which had to be cancelled before Christmas will now take place in the Listowel Arms Hotel on Friday, 31st January . Music by Heart and Soul. Lots of spot prizes on the night. Tickets are available from the School. Phone 068 21942. All welcome.

DEATH: Maighréad Scanlon nee O Callaghan of Ballinamanagh East, Clarinbridge, Co. Galway and Knockanure.  Died 16th January 2014. Maighread was predeceased by her husband  Tony Scanlan and sadly missed by her children Elizabeth, Pádruigín and Billy, their partners Mark Ryan, Matthew Hackett and Bríd Connell, grandchildren Agnes Joy and John Anthony, brother Fr. Brendan, sister in law, brother in law, nephews and nieces.
Reposing at Connelly’s Funeral Home, Flood Street, Galway on Sunday. Removal at 3.30pm to a reception at 7.30pm in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure,  Requiem Mass at 12 noon on Monday January 20th  at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure followed by burial in Ahavoher Cemetery. Knockanure.
Maighread Scanlon was predeceased by her brothers Anthony and Fr Austin. Her father died  23rd Aug 1969 Padraig O’Callaghan N.T. Knockanure who came from Dingle to teach here and met his wife Bessie Cronin of Knockanure Village.

DEATH took place at Lower Athea on 12th January 2014 of Nellie O Sullivan, nee Enright wife of the late Bernard. Survived by sons Benny, Tom, Tadhy, Tim, Pat, Con, Dan, and Jerry, daughters Helen, Maryann, and Joan. Sadly missed by her grandchildren, daughters-in-law, sons-in-law, sisters, Mary, Peg and Nance  and brother, Michael, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, great grandchildren, Requiem Mass was celebrated for Nellie in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea.  the 14th of January 2014 followed by burial in the Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea

SYMPATHY is extended to Fr. John O’Shea PP Abbeyfeale on the  death of his brother.

ANNIVERSARIES: Catherine Carmody, Johnny O Hanlon, Bridie Foley, Mary Leahy, Jim Flaherty, Fiona O Connor, Joe Buckley, Paul Stack, Mary Linnane, Marie Lyons, Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr Pat Ahern, Peggy Fitzgerald, Michael Mulvihill, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Tim Guiney, Mass on  Fri. 24th at 7.30pm for Ned Edward O’Flaherty. Mass on
Sat. 25th at 7.30pm for Bill, Paddy & Mary Horan.

CHURCH NEWS: |Mass on Sun. 26th at 10.00am For the People of the Parish.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 and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Collectors for February: Vigil Jimmy Collins & Brid Flavin, 11am Richard Stack & Seamus Roche; Knockanure 10am Cathy Kennelly
Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill,11.00am Karina Stack.
Knockanure 10.00am, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.

PANTO: Transition year students from Coláiste íde agus Iosef Abbeyfeale will be holding their panto ‘Cinderella’ on Thursday night 23rd & 24th in the School Hall.

WALK in aid of Rathfredragh Cheshire Home will be held on Sunday 26th January 2014. The starting point is the top of Barna, walking the railway line to Newcastle West, and on to Rathfredragh via Lacey’s Cross and the Bruff Line. Transport will be available from Newcastle West to Rathfredragh if anybody requires it. The walk will commence at 10am.

DANCING: The West Limerick Set Dancing club’s workshop weekend will run from Friday 7th February to Sunday 9th February at the Devon Inn Templeglantine.

PANTO: A bus will travel to Puss n Boots performed by  Killorglin players in the I.N.E.C. Killarney on Sunday, February 16, pick up at the bus stop outside the Church in Abbeyfeale at 4.45pm. performance commences at 6pm. Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

PILGRIMAGE: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Fatima, May 8th to15th 2014. Flight from Kerry Airport to Faro Return. 5 nights / 2 nights Algarve(seaside). Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring, Ballybunion.  More from Tel.  066 7131328.

PRAYER: Afternoon of Prayer will be held at Scartaglen Church on Jan. 26th , John Delaney will attend.

MEDITATION: A six-week course in meditation will commence shortly at the Listowel Family Resource Centre.  The course which will commence on Tuesday January 21st will teach participants a number of meditation techniques including: how to stay in the present moment and how to transform, stress and worry into peace, ease and contentment.  The course will aim to teach participants how to nurture their own self awareness.  The classes will be led by Jason Gorham and will commence on Tuesday January 21st at 7pm.  For further details contact (086) 215 4657.

ACCORD Counselling and Pre-Marriage Course Services
Accord offers one to one, couple, bereavement and relationship counselling.  Our counselling is provided by professional counsellors in a confidential environment.  We also provide approved Pre-Marriage Courses.  For more details contact 066- 7122280 [email protected] or

MINDFUL LIVING: 6 week course on mindfulness with emphasis on the cultivation of kindness and compassion towards ourselves. Southwest Counselling Centre, Killarney, Wednesday January 22nd, 10.30am-12.00 noon. Telephone: 064 6636416 or email: [email protected]

WORLD Day for Migrants and Refugees, 19th, January, 2014.

SERMON: “The test of a good preacher is that the congregation goes away saying Not “What a lovely sermon”.  But, “I will do something” (St. Francis de Sales).

Is God calling you to be a Priest?  Contact Vocation Director. Fr. Liam Lovell.  Mobile 087 1640967 [email protected]

NEW LIFE WITH MATTHEW’S GOSPEL Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and a priest of the Diocese of Kerry will explore over two nights – Jan 31st and Feb 7th, A Gospel for a New People: Discovering New Life with Matthew’s Gospel in St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Rock Street. Each evening will begin at 7.30pm and will conclude at 9.15pm,  prior registration.  Please bring a Bible or the Gospel of Matthew.
To book a place email [email protected] or tel. 064-6632644

SCANLON: Leo Glynn.  He is interested in learning more about the Scanlon’s and Audley’s from Athea.  Perhaps you can help.
Leo’s great grandparents were John Glynn & Catherine (Mahon) Glynn – Aughinish, County Clare) – his grandfather John Joseph Glynn was born in Aughinish, County Clare – he has his birth record.
His mother was Catherine (Audley) Glynn and her mother was Bridget (Scanlon) Audley from Athea. His grandfather was Michael Audley from Liss Headford, County Galway.  He is not sure if it was on the Audley or Scanlon side but his mother he believed was related to the Mullane’s – she had a very close relationship here with sisters Agnes and Lovey Mullane and he believe Tim Mullane was their brother here in Kansas City area.

DEATH on 23 Feb. 1884 of Fr William Foran in Victoria. — The Advocate records with deep regret the death of the Rev. William Foran, which took place at St. Arnaud. Father Foran was a native of Listowel, North Kerry. He received his early education at the Killarney Seminary, and subsequently continued his studies in Belgium and at the Irish College, Rome, where he was ordained for the diocese of Kerry. Father Foran arrived in Melbourne in October last, in company with other priests destined for the Australian mission. For awhile after his arrival he stayed at St. George’s Presbytery, Carlton. He next wont to St. Arnaud. The cause of death was consumption. Father Foran was only about twenty-four years . of age. His brother, the Rev. John Foran, is a priest of the diocese of Kerry. — RJ. Note Fr John Foran is buried at Murhur Churchyard, he died in 1906 aged 56 years and was PP of Prior.

THOUGHT: “Even in the winter, even in the midst of the storm, the sun is still there. Somewhere, up above the clouds, it still shines and warms and pulls at the life buried deep inside the brown branches and frozen earth. The sun is there! Spring will come! The clouds cannot stay forever”. Gloria Gaither.

SCHOOLS: Catholic Schools Week begin on Sunday January 26th  2014 and end on February 2nd  2014. Resources for primary and post-primary schools are available on .  

WEDDING: Congratulations to Emma Mullane, daughter of Kathleen and Paddy Mullane, Templeathea and Dave Mulvihill, son of Ann and Noel Mulvihill, Barragougeen, Moyvane who were married in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on 3 January 2014. Fr. Patrick Bowen PP celebrated the Mass. The bridesmaids were Katie Lynch, sister of the bride and Deirdre O’Riordan, twin sister of the groom. Best man was Gerry Walsh and groomsman was Francis O’Riordan.

18 Oct 1884 Freeman’s Journal
Among the seven Arctic explorers rescued by the Thetis and Bear was Maurice Connell, of Company B, 3rd Cavalry, a native of the County Kerry. Connell was so emaciated and exhausted, when rescued that for some days afterwards he was not able to realize the fact that he had been snatched out of the very jaws of death. He did not hear the awakening scream of the steam whistle.

When his comrade shook him up from his prostrate position in the camp and told him of succour at |hand, he wildly exclaimed;   ‘ For God’s sake let me die in peace.’ A teaspoonful of brandy applied to his lips called back the fleeing life spark, for Connell could not have survived more than a few hours. he was. by far the weakest of the seven survivors, and the strongest must have surrendered within 48 hours. The story told by Connell from previous memory of their starving experiences is simply heartrending ; how they burned the hair off their sealskin boots and coats, cut them into strips, boiled them into a stew and ate voraciously of them until the stomach rebelled and nausea and weakness ensued in several cases. nature gave no call for 12, 15, and even 18 days, and then bloody haemorrhage and consequent weakness ensued, prostrating the victims for several days. The difficulty of keeping heat in the body was very great. The rule of the camp was to permit no one to sleep more than two hours. He was awakened roughly and called upon to shake himself, beat his hands and pound his feet and restore circulation. This was found absolutely necessary to prevent torpor and possible death, the usual accompaniment of intense cold. Through all these hardships and sufferings Connell maintained the traditional character of his race for mirth and drollery, and many a quaint Irish story and rich Irish jest made ice-packs of the Arctic seas echo with the laughter of his comrades. We congratulate Connell on his safe return.

BOOK: The Tralee launch for the new book ‘The Earls of Desmond by the Author Gerald O’Carroll at O Donnell’s Bar Mounthawk.

ARMY RECORDS: contains material relating to the payment of service pensions to surviving veterans, and allowances and gratuities to wounded/disabled members and the dependents of veterans of the Irish Volunteers, the Irish Citizen Army, the Hibernian Rifles, Na Fianna Éireann, Cumann na mBan, Óglaigh na hÉireann/Irish Republican Army and the National Army who had been wounded or were casualties while on active service variously during the period from April and May 1916 to 30 September 1923.

World War 1


Davie McMahon NCW

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