Knockanure Notes — 1st June, 2014

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre.
takes place on Monday 09th June 2014. Come and enjoy a hot meal followed by music and dance.   All Welcome.
If attending please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

VOLUNTEERS wanted for Alzheimers’ Care Group in Listowel, details from068 23584

BEST WISHES to wish all those starting their Junior and Leaving Cert exams on Wednesday.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-operative takes place on June 11th at 8.30pm in the Marian hall.

ROSARY is offered every Wednesday morning for All the Parishioners, especially those who are Sick or in Hospital.  Please join us – 10am in The Sacristy, Everyone Welcome.
The Rosary every Sunday before 10.00 a.m Mass Knockanure for the month of June  Month of The Sacred Heart.
THANKS to those Students who attended and participated in the Exam Mass on Friday evening and to their parents for encouraging them.

KNOCK: Annual Parish Knock Pilgrimage will take place again this year on the 2nd July.  Bus will leave Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert.   If you wish to book your seat contact Margaret  Carmody on 087 2976304 or Nuala Carmody, Tarbert on 068 36166.  Limited seats available.

THANKS: Knockanure Tidy Towns wishes to acknowledge with gratitude the work of Volunteers: Henry, Kathy & Kerryanne Finucane, Tony & Mary Buckley, Scoil Chorp Chriost, Michelle, Niamh & Tadhg Mc Evoys in collecting litter in the Village and the approach roads.  Thanks too to KWD for suppling materials and for collection of bags at the place appointed.

CD LAUNCH of Richard Casey’s and Den McCarthy’s new CD in aid of Recovery Haven, Cancer Support Group, Tralee will take place in Máiréad’s Bar on Saturday night, June 7th.  Richard and Den will be playing there along with the Boghole Boys and a host of other musicians.  Everybody is welcome.  Please come along to support this worthy cause.

LARTIGUE MONORAIL are seeking female/male volunteers for Summer Tourist Duties contact 24393.

ANNIVERSARIES: Hannie Fitzgerald, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Chris Sweeney, Eileen Goulding, Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. Emilian Bunce, John Costelloe, Moriarty, Fr. Tim Enright CSSP, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Br. Hermes O Connor, Bridget Kennelly, Tom Connor, Bill Barry, Fr Tommy O Hanlon, Willie O Flaherty, Hannie Mulvihill, Sadie Shanahan, Howard Flannery, Eugene O Sullivan, Elizabeth Emmery, Paddy Doody, Sr.Gabriel Galvin, Fr. William Scanlon, John Paul McMahon, Sr. Claude Sheehy, Dan Scanlon. Mass on Tues. 3rd  at 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch. Mass on Wed. 4th  at 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore. Mass on Thurs. 5th     Knockanure 7.30pm For the deceased members of the Lynch Family. Mass on Fri. 6th at 7.30pm for  Elizabeth Meehan nee O’Connor & Garrett O’Connnor. Mass on Fri. 6th Knockanure at 8.00pm for Eileen Goulding. Mass Sat. 7th at 10.00am Months Mind for Jeremiah McCarthy and the  7.30pm Mass is for Hughie Fitzmaurice.
Sun. 8th  Mass at 10.00am for Mary Rose Kennelly, Months Mind and the 11.00am  mass is for John, Dan & Bridie Kearney. Mass on Tues.     10th   7.30pm for Brid Brouder.

FIRST Friday on the Month.  Usual Community Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

MEETING of the Finance Committee on Tuesday 3rd June in the Presbytery at 8pm.
Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.

ADORATION: Moyvane, Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed.    10.00 to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11.00am    Paul and Anthony Kiely.
Knockanure 10.00am    Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

KDYS Teen Active Week from 9th -13th June.  Activities include Go Karting, BBQ, Trip to Dublin, Water Sports with a twist and much more.  Book at KDYS Youth Centre, Listowel.  Tel. 068 23744.

KERRY HOSPICE/PALLIATIVE CARE National Sunflower Days; Friday and Saturday June 6th and 7th.

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORJE: 7 nights from Sept 24th. Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan. For information contact 066 7127143.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land: 15th – 24th September, 2014 (9 nights) Flight Ex Cork  5 nights Jerusalem and 4 nights Tiberias. Coach transfer Kerry to Cork return. Spiritual Director:  Monsignor Dan O’ Riordan. For details. Tel.021-4277700  or Email: [email protected]

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Ray Browne.  September 2nd – 7th  2014

WOMENS Workshops Continuing in Listowel.  Blue Sky Events will continue with their very successful series of ‘Just Mise’ women’s workshops in the Listowel Arms Hotel on June 4th with ‘EveryDay Gorgeous Hair and Makeup’ – 7.30-9.30pm.   This will be followed on June 11th with ‘Stop Worrying, Start Living’ – from 9.30-11.30am or 7.30pm-9.30pm  Come along for a very enjoyment few hours.  To book, call Mary or Tina on 083 1806361.

GAMES: Moyvane/Knockanure Community Games: Congratulations to all the Girls and Boys who qualified in the Parish for the Co. Athletics Finals in the Riocht Track on 21st & 22nd June.  The Girls & Boys would need some training, if any parent with an interest in Athletics, could give of their time, it would be appreciated.  The next event is U13 Boys Futsal on Sunday 1st June in Tanavalla Park in Listowel.  Also U10 Gaelic Football on Monday 2nd June in Connolly Park, Tralee.  The Girls U13 Futsal is on Saturday June 7th in Listowel.  Best of luck to all the competitors.

ST JOHN’S: Wednesday 4th June, Sarah McQuaid, Folk singer; Fri. 6th, Film called Minnits of Anabeg, details from 068 22566.

PAINTING Class Tuesday 3rd & 10th June 10.30am – 5.30pm Daily at Olive Stack, Listowel.

NEWLY WEDS. Congrats to Audrey Galvin Irremore & Radio Kerry & Paul Collins of Athea who were married in Irremore church on Friday 30th May 2014.

THOUGHT: Here is the secret of Divine all-sufficiency, to come to the end of everything in ourselves and in our circumstances. When we reach this place, we will stop asking for sympathy because of our hard situation or bad treatment, for we will recognize these things as the very conditions of our blessing, and we will turn from them to God and find in them a claim upon Him.  A.         B. Simpson.

ELECTION; Abbeyfeale  have three locally based councillors representing them on the new Limerick County Council, Cllrs Liam Galvin, Seamus Browne and Francis Foley.

LIMERICK  Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes June 21-26 . The flights will be from Shannon.

VOLUNTEERING: The current Miss West Limerick, Nadine Smith from Abbeyfeale, who is a dentistry student in UCC will be travelling to Uganda in July/Aug 2014 as part of Nurture Africa’s 3 week volunteer programme. Nadine has decided to organise an afternoon tea dance to help with fundraising and it will take place at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, June 8 with dancing to the Sheamus Sheehy Band.

CLOVER FIELD DAY CARE CENTRE GLIN, Tel: 068-26033. The Day Care Centre provides meals for the twenty-five residents five days per week. Anyone interested in attending the ‘Open Days’ please contact Una at 068-26033.

ATHEA Tidy Towns Committee new Fairy Trail located behind the Memorial Hall and Giants Garden in Athea, will be home to 10 fairies who will each have their own fairy door and a purpose which will be displayed on a plaque beside their door along the trail. There will also be a worry tree called ‘Croga’ who will take away any worries you may have by placing your hand on the plaque attached to the tree. At the end of the trail there will be a Fairy Post Box where you can post any messages to the fairies.

This will be a fantastic addition to our village and will be open to the public all year round for free. On this day we will also be raising 7 new flags at the Giants Garden – the Irish, Munster, Limerick. Athea GAA, Athea United, Athea Basketball and our very own Athea Tidy Towns Flag.

LISTOWEL: ANNUAL PARISH NEWSLETTER FOR 2013: is published this weekend, It contains a summary of all the various Parish Groups – including the 2013 Accounts of Income & Expenditure, the Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages which took place in our Church and much more.

ST. PATRICK’S HALL AGM Tuesday 3rd June in St. Patrick’s Hall at 6pm.

NANO NAGLE GRADUATION MASS Thursday 5th June 1.15pm. in the School.

NOVENA in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help takes place at Mount St. Alphonsus, Limerick from Friday, June 13th to Saturday, June 21st, 2014. Full details of the Novena are at the website of Mt St Alphonsus here:

FEAST: The first feast of the Sacred Heart was celebrated on August 31, 1670, in Rennes, France, through the efforts of Fr. Jean Eudes (1602-1680). From Rennes, the devotion spread, but it took the visions of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (1647-1690) for the devotion to become universal.

TRAIL: The Great Southern Trail’s Midsummer Big Walk: Sat 21st June 2014. On Saturday 21 June 2014, the fourth annual 36km Great Southern Trail Midsummer Big Walk will commence from Abbeyfeale (Old Railway Station at 10.30 a.m.) and travel the 36km route of the old railway to Rathkeale. Devon Road Station and Tullig Wood are passed en route with the ascent continuing on to Barnagh (the highest point on the trail) which is 13km from Abbeyfeale. We suggest that a packed lunch be brought and enjoyed at Barnagh with its panoramic views and an old railway tunnel to explore if you wish. Then it’s all downhill for 10km to the busy town of Newcastle West where a break for afternoon tea might be taken. The final 13km to Rathkeale brings us past Ardagh where the famous Chalice was found in 1868. In Rathkeale certificates will be presented to those who completed the entire 36km (22 miles) on foot.
Register at [email protected] by June 14th. A registration fee of €10 is payable in advance to Great Southern Trail, 9 Bishop Street, Newcastle West.

FOYNES:  75th anniversary of the first commercial transatlantic flight to Foynes will be commemorated with an air show  in July.

RADIO: Cork County Sound Radio.  Guests Tom O’Donoghue  from Castlemahon,  Pat Normoyle editor of the Mahoonagh Parish Annual and Tom Aherne a contributor to the magazine. Chrissie Roche storyteller also from Castlemahon. Colin White singer musician from Wales and now living in Castlemahon. Pat Sheahan singer from Newcastle West, and Jimmy Lyons singer and rambling house owner from Duagh, and Ballingarry. Frank Nash singer and musician who grew up in Coolanoran and John Mullins fiddle player from Ardagh. The programmes will be broadcast on Monday 2nd June and on Monday 16th June, from 9.50pm to


CISCO CONTRACRORS, who begin the project of floor renovation in Listowel Church on Tuesday morning. As of then –  and throughout the project  the Church and Church grounds will be a building site with strictly no admittance because of Health and Safety regulations. It is scheduled  to be re-opened  on Thursday, August 7th but with a little luck we hope that it will re- open  the weekend of the August Bank Holiday. The daily 10.30 am. (Monday to Saturday Morning) will take place at St. John’s The Square. The Saturday Vigil 7.00 p.m. and Sunday 9am. and 11am. Masses will take place in St. Michael’s College in the multi purpose area within the College. Funeral masses will be arranged in consultation with the family and can be either in St. Michael’s College or in a neighbouring parish church. Baptisms will take place in the Hospital Chapel. There will be no First Friday evening masses and Padre Pio evening masses or Adoration during the months of June and July. Confessions will take place after the 10.30 a.m. Mass at usual times in St, John’s. Our Parish Finance Council wishes to thank sincerely  all who are making this project possible and we apologise for any inconvenience caused. We will keep you up-dated throughout the project and when it is finished you will be delighted with a fabulous floor.




Brendan Broderick
Brendan Broderick – Inclusion Ireland…/brendanbroderick-presentation.doc

COMPLAINT: Newcastle West Workhouse, minutes of meeting 1846
Workhouse Commissioners letter 20th Oct. 1844, no 20885 D/44. Maurice Kennelly complained of improper conduct by the porter towards his wife, the infirmary nurse.

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SHINE: Pat Shine lived one mile from Tarbert, was born at Kilbaha, he was a school teacher and settled at Carhoona, Tarbert in 1892. His grandfathers name was Con Shine from Co Limerick and he came to Walls farm at Kilbaha, while his two brothers settled at Direen, Athea. Old Con Shine had three sons Dan father of Pat Shine the teacher, John and Con. Dan Shine had four sons, Con who lives at Kilbaha in the Old farm where his grandfather Con settled. John deceased before 1906 had farm at Ahanagran, Ballylongford. Pat the teacher and William who was superior of Presentation Order, Cork.

Pat C Shine , Lawyer Spokane Washington wrote letter 1907 describing his relationship with Direen Shine Family. His people lived at a farm in Direen. His father had six brothers , John a village shopkeeper, Athea. Dan and Con died London Constabulary. Barth and Frank , lawyers in Dublin, died young. Edmund went to America and his son John E Shine, General Passenger and Ticket Agent of the S.P., Kansas City, MO. Pat Shine above had a sister Kathleen in Brooklyn, NY., she made a tour of Killarney and district c1906, she visited a grave of Owen Shine who died aged 117 years

Shine, Massachusetts; John P Shine M.D. living at Holyoake in 1906, his youngest sister Miss Hanoria Kennelly Shine , graduated from Trinity College, Washington , DC in 1909. His father Michael Shine was married to Helen Connors of Islandanny, he died c 1906, aged 96 years  and his mother was Kelly, who were related to Burkes and Kellys of Listowel.

Elizabeth Shine a cousin from Barracks, Athea went to America and was mother of David Farragut.

Dawson Daily News Dec. 11th 1908. At Dawson Alaska.
Stampede to a new stream on the Stewart about 10 miles below the mouth of the Black Hills. Tom Shine, an old timer about Dawson is understood to be one of the stampeders , leading the rush .

Taken from
History of the Shine family in Europe and America / by John W. Shine. Published 1917

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