Knockanure Notes — 19th June, 2016

ST PIO Meeting in Lixnaw on Tuesday, June 21st at 7.30pm.  The witness will be given by Elma Walsh.

CARE OF THE AGED: Church Gate Collection on 25th/ 26th June.

PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK:  Last call to those who wish to go to Knock on 6th July.  Info on bus times and timetable of the day from Nuala Carmody  36166 or Margaret Carmody 087/2976304.

CEMETERY MASSES:  All will take place at 8pm.  Starting with Murhur on Monday 27th.

FÉILE 2016 NEXT WEEKEND  24TH- 26TH JUNE:  Come out and show your support both for Moyvane u14 and our visiting team US Liffré u14 from Brittany, France.  Group Games are on in Duagh Fri 24th at 5pm-8pm and Sat 25th in Moyvane at 11am.  Play-off games to follow Sat afternoon & Sunday.  Info Féile co-ordinator James Kennelly on 087-6411324.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION:   Annual newsletter and Tidytowns results for 2015 are now available in all local shops

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT:  Meeting will take place on next Tues 21st June at Knockanure National School at 8p.m.  Dermot Cronin of Muintir na Tire along with Sgt. Paula Kelliher Listowel will be in attendance.

GAA Lotto results for Friday 17th of June. No Winner of the 14,100 euro jackpot. Numbers drawn were 31 – 26 – 12 – 19. Lucky Dip winners were, Jack & C Glavin, c/o O’Briens Bar Duagh; Young Wood c/o Flynns Bar; B.J O’Connor, Clarr Moyvane; Emma McGlynn, Listowel and Ann Bruder, Athea.

Next  draw to be held 24 – 06 – 16. Jackpot 14,200 euro. Note: 100 Euro Tickets are still available for purchase. This entitles the buyer to Two weeks Free draw entry, Free membership (Non-voting) and automatic entry into draw for All Ireland GAA Tickets.

The work continues on the Knockanure playing field. The club at this point would like to thank the following for their contribution: Fergus O’Keeffe, Neilus, JJ & Dermot Clancy, Kevin Stack, Henry & Cathy Finucane, Gerard Greaney, Paudie Flavin, Tommy & Mylie Kearney, Timmy Whyte, Mike Twomey, Eoin McEnery, Mike O’Keeffe, Joe Vaughan and all of the Club Officers.

For all the support and effort received to date from the wider Knockanure Community who have the shared view to see the pitch and club , thank you very much. Further support is needed to keep this going and make it a success. All help welcomed – please contact Willie Leahy, Secretary (087) 7945913.

SYMPATHY:  To the Shine Family, Knockanure Road, Moyvane on the death of their cousin Patricia Caul (nee Conroy), Swords, whose funeral took place in Dublin during the week.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joe Lynch, Patrick O Keeffe, Donal Mulvihill, Tony Buckley, Tom Keane, Sr. Elaine McElligott, John Culhane, Jim Groarke, Michael O Sullivan, Joan McLoughlin, Brendan Shanahan, Jim Cogan, Con Greany, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Maggie Kennelly, Tom Manaher, Denis Lane, Mary Shanahan, Mass in Moyvane; Wed 22nd at 7.30pm for Nancy & James Enright. Fri  24th at 7.30pm for Con O’Connor, Sat 25th at 10.00am            for James & Annie O’Callaghan, at 7.30pm for Jack Mulvihill,

Sun 26th at 11.00am for Bridget Beaton. Mass in Knockanure on Tues 21st at 7.30pm for Mary Brosnan, Thurs     23rd at            7.30pm for Joan O’Keeffe & her brother Ted, Sun 26th at 10.00am for Denis Flaherty.

NEW Boxes available for anyone who would like to join the scheme of supporting your Churches and your Parish Priest.  Details from Pastoral Council Members at the back of Church this weekend.

COMMEMORATION: An event to commemorate Batt O’ Connor born in Brosna in 1870 will be held on Friday evening 1st July 2016. The event will commence at 7:30 with a Mass of Remembrance followed by a ceremony in the Square in Brosna.

CONGRATULATIONS to Rev. Father Patrick Bowen PP Athea on the occasion of his Golden Jubilee Anniversary on Saturday evening June 18th. Mass was celebrated at St Bartholomew’s Church at 7.30 pm followed by reception at Con Colbert Memorial Hall.

CONGRATULATIONS: to Fr. Pat O’Sullivan on the Golden Jubilee of his Ordination to the priesthood. We will honour Fr. Pat on next Saturday, June 25th, at the 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church, Tralee, followed by a reception in the Parish Centre. All are welcome.

FR KEVIN’S 35TH ORDINATION ANNIVERSARY:  The PPC would like to invite the Parishioners of Moyvane and Knockanure to a mass on Friday 1st July at 8.30pm in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Fr. Kevin’s Ordination. After Mass, light refreshments will be served in the Marian Hall, with entertainment from Parish personalities and musicians. All are welcome.

HILLWALK; 20km fundraising walk from Ballyheigue Community Centre to Kerry Head along the North Kerry Way on Saturday June 25th. Registration on the day between 08.30 – 09.30 hrs at the Community Centre:

SAFE TRACTOR DRIVING SKILLS TRAINING FOR 14-16 OLDS. “Creating Safety Awareness Amongst Teenagers Working With Tractors”. The courses run for one day in the local area marts –

Listowel Mart – Monday 27th June.

VOLUNTEER CAR SCHEME REQUIRED FOR ARD-CHURAM DAY CARE CENTRE, LISTOWEL.  Information evening for volunteers will take place on Thu. June 30th at 8pm in Ard-Churam Day Care Centre, Greenville, Listowel.

KNOCKANURE rambling house is going from strength to strength and will continue on the First Thursday of the month as usual.  The next night is on 7th July at 9pm.  All ages are very welcome.

CEMETERY MASSES LISSELTON: Lisselton June 20th at 8 p.m. ; Gale Thursday June 23rd at 8 p.m.

NOVENA in Limerick, Running from June 17-25, it draws crowds from across Limerick and the Mid-West to the Redemptorist church at Mount St Alphonsus.

OPEN: The Irish Palatine Heritage Centre in Rathkeale is currently open on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons from 2pm to 5pm. It will be also open each Sunday during the months of July and August at the same hours and all are welcome.

WALK: This year the Solstice occurs on Monday June 20th. West Limerick Mental Health association has decided to celebrate the event and to avail of the Knights Walk, assemble in the church car park Glin from 7pm, with the walk commencing at 7.30pm. Afterwards, chat at St Paul Heritage Centre.

REMEMBERING ZOE:  A Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, July 3 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale.

VISIT: Members of the management team in charge of Spain’s “Via Verde de la Sierra” visited the Great Southern Trail on Thursday 16th June 2016. They walked sections of the Greenway at Rathkeale, Ardagh, Newcastle West, Barnagh Tunnel and Tullig Wood. Their Greenway is in the Andalucía Region and about 40 minutes from Seville

HISTORY OUTING: ‘AN SEABHAC MEMORIAL TOUR AND COLÁISTE ÍDE’: The ‘An Seabhac Memorial Tour and Coláiste Íde’ outing will take place on Sunday 26th June at 2.30pm. The outing will be led by Pádraig Ó Siochrú and Siobhán Corcora. Meet at the Car Park, Coláiste Íde, Baile an Ghoilín, Dingle, at 2.30pm. All are welcome. Organised by Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society.

WILL YOU BE MY FRIEND?:  Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s latest book is available from the Parish Office, Moyvane.

CHRISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE Saturday and Sunday 25th and 26th June in National Concert Hall, RDS Dublin.  Further Information: Sr. Bridget 021 4251100.

LOURDES: The annual Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from Tuesday 21st, to Sunday 26th June. Contact the Lourdes Pilgrimage Office, on 061-314111


RUGBY: Congratulations to Ben Betts who was part of the Under 20’s Squad who beat new Zealand in the Rugby World Cup last Saturday. Ben, whose family lives in Ballyhahill, went to school in Ballyhahill and Glin.

THE LEGENDS OF DARTS: Bobby George, Dennis Priestly, Eric Bristow, Wayne Mardle are coming to Ballybunion Community Centre on Sunday August 7th.

June 12, 2016.

CAMP: ‘Surf2Heal Kerry surf camp is run out of Banna Beach each August since 2009 and is entirely funded by donations generated through fundraising efforts of the volunteers who organize the camp. Last year, over 50 children with ASD had the opportunity to participate in this wonderful week of fun filled activity.

THE BIG TODDLE for Barnardos will take place in the Town Park Abbeyfeale on Tuesday June 28 at 11am.

PILGRIMAGE:  3 day Pilgrimage to Knock and Lough Derg from August 22- 24, Contact Cormac O’Connor Coach Tours on 023-8849196, 087-6167835 for further details.

SAGART PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES:  A five day pilgrimage to Lourdes will travel to Lourdes on September 22 and return on September 27.  Further information from Canon John O’Shea or Fr. Joe Foley of Abbeyfeale.

SCAM:  There is a scam  where if you return calls you get connected to a premium number, If you have a bill pay phone you could get charged up to €40 on your next bill.

THOUGHT: “If you look at God with the eye of the lawyer, the least sin makes you ineligible for mercy; but if you look at Him in Christ, or with an evangelical eye, the greatest sinner may receive mercy; yes, the sense of unworthiness makes a man the more receptive”. Ralph Erskine

“It is one thing to be awakened to injustice and quite another to be willing to be inconvenienced and interrupted to do something about it”. Christine Caine.

COMMEMORATION: An event to commemorate Batt O’ Connor born in Brosna in 1870 will be held on Friday evening 1st July 2016. The event will commence at 7:30 with a Mass of Remembrance followed by a ceremony in the Square in Brosna. A Colour Party from Ballymullen Barracks will attend. A special booklet on his life and Fight for Irish Freedom will be launched.

An evening of festivities will follow in keeping with the Sliabh Luachra tradition.

Batt O’ Connor was sent to Kerry by the GHQ of the Volunteers at Easter 1916 with Con Collins to liaise with Austin Stack to assist with the landing of arms from the Aud. He was to lease with the Tournafulla Company of Volunteers in transferring arms to Limerick  but with the capture of the Aud and the arrest of Casement Stack and Collins he eluded capture and was forced to made his way back to Dublin where he was arrested. He was subsequently interned in Frongoch where he made friends with Mick Collins. In the War of Independence he was Collins right hand man acquiring safe houses and constructing secret compartments for the concealment of arms documents and men

.In the new State he became a TD for Dublin County. He sat in the 5th.,6th., and 7th Dail Eireann and died a sitting TD in 1935.


HISTORY: Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Wednesday, April 22, 1846; Page: 3

We have much pleasure in copying the following letter from the Examiner : —

TO THE EDITOR OF THE KERRY EXAMINER. Knockanure, April 13th, 1846. SIR—presuming on that, goodness. which you have always manifested when the interests of the poor called forth the advocacy of your patriotic journal, I feel satisfied that you will he proud of the occasion of this application to your columns, for the purpose of recording the just praises, and most deserved applause of two exalted characters who way he justly styled the best friends and benefactors of the poor. The gentlemen to whom I allude are Stephen Edward Collis- Esq., of Ballydonohough, and Stephen C. Sandes, Esq., of Carrigafoyle, for whom the most fervent prayers of all classes, especially the poor, have been, offered to the throne above. On the 25th of March last the lands of Clounbrean, Gortromosillihy, Tubbertoureen, Gortromogounah, and Kelad, in the parishes of Murhir and Knockanure, in this county, fell out of lease: the minds of the people were all in a ferment, lest, like other parts of the country, they should become homeless, especially the poorer classes who had no lease, but the richer sort had stronger expectations, and amongst  them were known some, who, if they could, would willingly see the poor expelled from the premises. Their expectations, however, were disappointed by the usual tenderness of the gentlemen above mentioned, for before the rich tenants, about 150 in number, were reinstated in, their possession, the landlord’s man, Mr Bartholomew O’Connor, a truly benevolent man, had instructions to establish the working classes, about 230 families; in their respective dwelling, without the increase of a single farthing in their rents. It will be generally acknowledged that the people in this quarter are worthy of every encouragement, for the semblance of crime is here unknown, and the most perfect peace and harmony pervade the land.

Your kindness, Mr. Editor, in giving   publicity to the above consoling facts in the column of your widely circulating journal will much oblige your very grateful servant,


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