Knockanure Notes — 1st January, 2017

THANKS to all who put so much work into preparing for Christmas and all who kept the wheels turning. It is easy to overlook all the energy and duty involved. All the local churches were decorated and many contributed. Thanks to the priests for providing the services. They were having to cope with a great amount of extra work, due to the shortage of priests.

WISHING all visitors a safe journey home.

NANO NAGLE:  fund raising evening at Mairead’s on Dec 23rd to date has raised €2,000,

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 5th Jan at 9pm. Come along and enjoy a great night of music and dance.  Contact Ann Flavin ( 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day on Mon 9th Jan.  Music by Stevie Donegan. Book with  068/49799.  All welcome.

FITNESS: Morning fitness class for everyone in the Community commences on Thursday 12th January at 9.30am in Knockanure Community Centre. Fun fitness for all levels of Fitness, All welcome

Evening classes at 7.30pm every Thursday – step in tone. All welcome. Call Maggie Large on 087/9866533.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: will resume on Tues 10th Jan in Knockanure and Wed 11th Jan in Moyvane.

SVP SOCIETY OF ST. VINCENT DE PAUL:  wish to sincerely thank all who generously supported their Christmas Church Gate Collection, contact them  on 087/6805792.

SYMPATHY: To Eileen O’Connor & Family, Kilbaha on the death of her mother Sheila Kerins whose funeral took place in Scartaglen. To the Keane Family, Clounbrane & the Fitzmaurice Family, Gurtdromasillihy on the death of their relative Nora Crane (nee Fitzmaurice) of Listowel & Moyvane, who died in Surrey, U.K.  Also to the relatives of Mary McKenna (nee Moore), of Glin Rd., whose funeral took place in Co. Down.  May Sheila, Nora & Mary Rest In Peace.

DEATH has occurred of Tom Enright (Rathoran, Kilmorna, on December 29th. 2016, Survived by his wife Margaret, sons John and James, daughter Margaret, brothers Michael, Dan and Seán, sisters Margaret and Joan, daughter-in-law Dawn, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces.

Anniversaries; Timothy Donoghue, John Fealy, Mary Keane, Margaret Beardsley, Jimmy Lyons, Fr. M F. Kennelly, Pat Mullane, Peg Joy, Francis Thornton, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Dan Keane, John F Ahern, Christopher O’Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Dermot Keane, Bill O’Connell, Fr. Denis Quirke, Dolly Hennessy, Catherine Ann Fitzpatrick, Michael Buckley, Kit Leach, Tom Francis, Eddie Holly, Peg Werkman, Michael McMahon, Nora Flynn, Maureen Harnett, Mick Barrett, Nellie Kelly, James Joy, Kathleen O’Brien, Brown Joe O’Connor, Pat Brosnan, Church of the Assumption Moyvane Mass:  Thurs  5th at 7.30pm VIGIL:  Feast of the Epiphany, for  Bridget O’Brien.                                                                    Fri  6th at  11.00am  for  John Gregg, & Deceased   of the Gregg & Hanrahan Families.

Sat  7th at 7.30pm  for  Martin & Mary Mulvihill.  Sun 8th  at  11.00am for Mary Riordan, Athea & London . Church of Corpus Christi Knockanure Mass:  Fri   6th at 10.00am Feast of the Epiphany – Holy Day for Catherine Fitzpatrick (nee Riordan), Askeaton (1st Anni) & Deceased of the Fitzpatrick, Riordan & Grogan Families.  Sun 8th at 10.00am for Michael & Teresa Bambury .

Great crowd attended the anniversary mass for Patrick Curtin on Thursday last. Many wore their GAA jerseys on the night.

BAPTISMS:  In 2016 there were 25 Baptisms in Moyvane/ Knockanure Parish.

CELEBRATING THE BAPTISMS OF 2016: As we celebrate the Baptism of our Lord next weekend, we invite all who were baptised at St. Mary’s Church Listowel in 2016  to join us for our Vigil Mass on Saturday night next (Jan. 7th 2017) at 6.15 p.m.. A special New Year’s Blessing will be given to all our babies present. There will be a ‘cuppa’ in the Parish Meeting Room after Mass.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.  Next Friday, January 6 will start the 2017 season.

GLÓRACH NOTES: staging of the John B Keane play The Highest House on the Mountain.  This play will be opening at the Glórach Theatre on Thursday, January 12 with further shows on the 14, 15, 17, 20, 21 and 22.

HORIZONS: Fr. Pat Moore Weathering a Storm 01 Jan. 2017. Horizons at 9am is a special feature with Pat Moore as he introduces us to excerpts from his new book: Weathering a Storm. Included are reflections on his life in Gneeveguilla and journal entries during his cancer treatment.

TARBERT’S 1916 / WAR OF INDEPENDENCE – booklet is now available in local retail outlets.

TALK: The Diocese of Kerry is delighted to welcome Bishop Billy Crean to give the public talk at the clergy assembly on Tuesday Jan 10th 2017. The title of his talk is “From what wells do we drink now?” – Reflections on the changing patterns of faith and practice in Ireland today. The venue is the Gleneagle Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney, beginning at 8pm and concluding by 9.30pm.

SUPPORT: Are you interested to learn about Grief and Loss and how to Support the Bereaved?

Milford Care Centre is offering a Bereavement Support Education Programme (BSEP), running one evening a week for twelve weeks plus one weekend. The course is not suitable for those who have experienced a significant loss in the previous two years. An Information Evening for the programme is taking place on the 11th January 2017 at 7.00pm in Milford Care Centre.

MAUREEN’S TRIPS FOR 2017:  Day Trip on Sunday, January 15.  Leaving NCW at 9.30am, we are going to visit Kerry Crafted Glass where we will be given a demonstration of re cycled glass making something beautiful, there will be pieces to be seen in the show room. For more information and booking contact Maureen 087  9845102.

BENNY THADE’S RAMBLING HOUSE:  Takes place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on the third Thursday of each month, the first one of the New Year will be held on Thursday, January 19.

DANCE IN RATHKEALE HOUSE HOTEL:  A fundraising dance for WL102fm will be held in Rathkeale House Hotel on Wednesday night, January 4 with music by Peter Burke.  There will be a special guest appearance by singer Willie Relihan.  Doors open 8.30pm.

ITA’S NIGHT: The annual celebration in honour of St. Ita culminates with dinner and dancing to Eddie Lee in Raheenagh Hall on Sunday, January 15.  Meal served 8pm. Tickets must be booked in advance from Mary Anglam 086 1649099.

PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land June 12-22nd 2017. Group Leader, Mícheál de Barra and Spiritual Director, Fr. John Newman (Bible Scholar). Contact Mícheál at 0868337681 or email [email protected]

VOCATIONS; If you feel called to be a Priest in the Diocese of Kerry contact Fr. Michael Moynihan, Vocations Director, 087 6551902 or email [email protected]

THOUGHT: Having begun a New Year, for many it is a time to make new year resolutions and reflect a little on our lives. Give time to the lonely and elderly … Seek out a forgotten friend   … Share some treasure .. Give a soft answer .. Encourage youth … Apologise if you were wrong .. Try to understand  .. Be kind  .. Be gentle  … Laugh a little .. Laugh a little more … Express gratitude… Pray .. Go to Mass .. Mend a quarrel.. Welcome the stranger .. Take pleasure in the beauty and wonder of the earth .. Thus may our celebration of our Mass be a real expression of Christian community living. Speak your love .. speak it again  And allow the Child King to fill your heart with Christmas joy throughout 2017.

LOAT: Everyone is upset by the celebrities that we’ve lost in 2016. In the U.S. alone, 138 Police Officers & 89 Firefighters died.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Friday, December 30, 1864; Page: 2


Many poor homes were made happy on this occasion through this excellent lady. Her gilts this year were in money. Her ladyship enjoys peculiar blessings and no wonder, if the sincere wishes of the poor would obtain such for her.


Irish Examiner 1841-current, Saturday, December 21, 1872; Page: 4


The following Resolution was unanimously adopted by the principal traders of LISTOWEL, on Tuesday, Dec. 17th, 1872. Resolved—That we, the, undersigned Grocer’s, Bakers and Spirit Dealers of this town, discontinue the custom of giving. Christmas boxes and in lieu thereof contribute to a fund for the relief of the poor of the town. Edmond Stack. John Corridon. James Horgan, C O’Callaghan, Thomas Cronin, James Woulfe, Terence O’Connor, William Walsh. Richard H M’Carthy. William McCarthy, Patrick Kirby, Jeremiah O Connell. W Hayes, Thomas Marshall. Daniel Shine. M Eggliston.


Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Saturday, December 21, 1872; Page: 2


(From our correspondent) Listowel, Wednesday.

Relief for the poor; A movement has been set on foot by the shopkeepers of Listowel, having for its object the relief of the poorer classes, who may be destitute, in and around the town.— It has been agreed on by the principal local traders to discontinue the custom of giving Christmas-boxes to their customers, and to contribute instead to a fund to alleviate the wants of the poor inhabitants. This movement, which has humane and laudable objects in view, will, I understand, be supported and patronised by the local gentry. The document, which has been signed by the shopkeepers, who have pledged themselves to support the movement, will be found in our advertising columns.


The fair usually called ” The Christmas Fair” was held here to-day. There was a good supply of stock, and the sales were brisk. In reply to questions which I put to several dealers I received the following answers :—” Fair,” ” good,” “middling,” ” not too brisk,” “a touch low,” ” a very good fair,” ” good prices obtained for anything with meat on it.” This was from a Limerick dealer.— from the tone of the remarks I consider it to be a good fair.


Christmas in old papers


Bliain nua Faoi Shéan is Faoi Mhaoise Díbh go léir.



Speak Your Mind