Knockanure Notes — 1st March, 2015

RAMBLING House on Thursday 5th March, 2015 at 9pm in the Knockanure Community Centre.  Everyone is welcome.  Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance.   Admission free.  Refreshments will be served.  Contact Ann Flavin at 086 3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day in Knockanure 9th March, please ring 068 49799.

WON: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure: Congratulations to the Knockanure Quiz Team who won North Kerry Scór in Moyvane on Sunday 22nd of February. The team members are: Katie Keane, Rachel Horgan, Tara Enright, & Ollie Moran.  They will now compete in the Co. Final on March 22nd.  Go n-éirí libh !
Well done also to the Knockanure Ballad Group, Katie Keane, Cathal Sweeney, Tara Enright & Rachel Horgan and to Katie Keane who performed in the Solo Singing Competition.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Moyvane competitors who all gave a great performance in the North Kerry Football Board Final of Scor na bPaisti, held in Moyvane on Sunday, February 22nd. They won four 1st places and two 2nd places the Moyvane Group were named Overall Best Club in the competition and the Shield was accepted by Club Scor Officer Tara Ní Mhaoilmhichill. Best of luck to all who will compete in Knocknagoshel on March 8th.

THANKS to all who help the children prepare for the Scor Competitions, many years of dedication was needed to win these awards.

BADMINTON Competition Tournament for Girls and Boys held in the Aura Sport Complex in Killarney recently. Girls Under 11: Winner, Katie Keane. Girls Under 15: Winner, Ciara Hudson & Niamh Flaherty. Boys Under 11: Runner Up Jack O’ Connor & Aidan Swan. Boys Under 13: Winner Christopher O’Donoghue.

DEATH: Thomas (Tom) Barton, Farranawana House, The Pottery, Tarbert, Co. Kerry. Reposing at his residence today, Wednesday, 25th Feb 2015., from 4pm to 6pm. Removal on Thursday morning at 10.30am to St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert for Requiem Mass at 11am. Interment immediately afterwards at the adjoining cemetery.

DEATH on the 23rd of February, 2015  of Catherine O’Sullivan (née Barrett) 2 Clieveragh Downes, Listowel and late of Dromlivane, Lenamore, Ballylongford. She was Pre-deceased by her son Micheal, her brother John, sisters Chrissie and Theresa. Survived by husband Michéal, sons John and William, daughters Olivia (Wolfe), Eleanor (Verrier), Mary (Blackwell), Bernadette (Shearer), and Anne (Minihane), brothers and sister, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Requiem Mass for Catherine O’Sullivan on Thursday, the 26th of February, at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, followed by burial in Lislaughtin Abbey, Ballylongford.

DEATH in her 97th year of Nora Hurley (née Broderick) of Lower Athea, Athea. Requiem Mass for Nora Hurley was celebrated in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on 28th February 2015. Burial after Mass in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. Survived by her daughter Mary Teresa, nephews and nieces, grandnephews & grandnieces, cousins, sisters-in-law, brother-in-law.

DEATH of Maggie MOORE (née Windle) of Upper Carrigkerry, Athea, took place on 20th February 2015. Requiem Mass for Margaret Moore was celebrated in St Mary’s Church, Carrigkerry on 22nd Feb. Burial afterwards in St Molua’s Cemetery, Ardagh. She is survived by, son Seán, daughters Tina, Eileen (Leahy- Ballyine, Carrigkerry), and Ann (O’Kelly – Tournafulla), grandchildren, sons-in-law Larry Leahy and Tony O’Kelly, nephews, nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Francis Galvin, Nora Fleming, Louis O Carroll, Mike Dore, Tom Lyons, Sidney Snow, Willie Brosnan, Mave Marvin, Nora Carmody, Nora Roche, Garry McMahon, Mossie Pierse, Mary O Hanlon, Bridie Flaherty, Jack Leahy, Maurice O Connor, Mary Casey, Anna O Reilly, Bobby Buckley, John Dunford, Dan Enright, Billy Casey, Sonny Laurence Hartnett, Michael Kissane, Sr. Pius O Farrell, Bridie Flavin, Tom Brendan O Carroll, Margaret Wallace.  Mass on Tues.     3rd at 7.30pm for Joseph Foley. Mass on Wed. 4th at 7.00pm Note 7.00pm for John Holly. Mass on Thurs. 5th  at Knockanure 7.30pm for   Sr. Ita Leahy who died recently in the USA, Stations of the Cross after Mass. Mass on Fri. 6th at 7.30pm for Peggy Wallace. Mass on Sat.    7th 7.30pm for Michael Flynn. Mass on Sun. 8th at 10.00am for       Betty Goulding and  11.00am  Mass is for  Con & Bridie Flaherty. Mass on Tues. 10th at 7.30pm  for Margaret & Michael Mulvihill

CHURCH NEWS: Friday is the First Friday of the Month.  Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers: Vigil, John Corbett & Jimmy Collins, 11am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy
Collectors for Month of March: Vigil    Michael Galvin & Breda Brosnan. 11am Cal Flynn & Pat Scanlon; Knockanure 10am    Mary O’Carroll. Stations of The Cross: Let us continue our Lenten Journey.  Next  Friday evening members of The I.C.A. will lead us in this Prayerful Journey.

LENTEN TROCAIRE BOXES: are available at the back of the Church. Please take one.

WALK: Ballylongford Youth Club on Sunday, March 22nd have their Family and Pet 6k walk, starting from the GAA Hall at 12.30pm.

TALK:  A lecture on ‘The Life & Times of J.D. Bourchier’ by Professor Michael Foley, Lecturer in Journalism at DCU, will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Tuesday March 3rd at 7.30 pm.  

FAIRTRADE Fortnight, 23 February to 8 March.
The A.G.M. of the Moyvane Development Association will take place on Tues. night 3rd March at 9pm in the Marian Hall.  New members welcome.

I.C.A.  Healthy Eating Demonstration’ with Sid on Tuesday 10/3/15 at 7.30pm sharp at the Marian Hall.  Admission is free.  Raffle on the night. I.C.A. Meeting before Demonstration.

REGISTRATION: U6 -U16 Player Registration for Coiste na nÓg was held on Sunday, March 1st in the Marian Hall from 11.50am to 1pm.  A parent was need to be present to register their child.

AMY MURPHY DEMENTIA ADVISOR with The Alzheimer’s Society of Ireland will give a talk at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tues. March 10th at 12.30pm.

HORTICULTURE CLASS. at Listowel Family Resource Centre every Monday evening from 7-9.30pm.

ANAM CARA Bereavement Information Evening on Tuesday 10th of March  from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee.

TABLE QUIZ:  A fundraiser for Abbeyfeale’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade also takes place at Cryle View Bar, Church St (recently taken over by J D’Harnett) on Friday, March 13 at 9pm.  

PAMPERING DAY AT THE DEVON:  The very successful 2nd annual pampering day is booked for the Devon Inn on Sunday, March 22 from 3-6pm and will make a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day and birthdays.

MEN ON THE MOVE:  A new fitness programme for men will commence on Wednesday, March 4 at Colaiste Ide & Iosef,  Convent St. Abbeyfeale from 7 – 8 pm.  This programme is sponsored by Limerick Sports Partnership. For further information contact Denis 087 6497671.

We are currently updating our list of Parishioners for the Parish Envelope Boxes for the coming year. If you have not signed up already, we invite you to complete the attached form & return it to the Presbytery.  Enrolled parishioners will receive a box containing the weekly envelopes which support the capital expenditure and the running costs of our Parish and your priest.  Contributing weekly with these envelopes brings significant tax advantages to the parish and supports both the current and future needs of the parish.
 Would you like to become enrolled as parishioners and receive the Parish Envelope Box.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE 1. Pilgrimage to Cape Clear for the feast day of St Ciaran will be led by Fr Tomás O’Caoimh Thurs 5th March. Bus leaving St Brendan’s Tralee at 7am. 2. Ministers of the Word evening of reflection Wed 11th March at 8pm. 3. Marks Gospel Performance  Tuesday 31st March & Wed 1st April at 8pm in Ardfert Retreat Centre. Tickets €15 available from the centre. Booking: 066-7134276. Email: [email protected]

YOUTH PASTORAL MINISTRY COURSE 2015-2016. If you are over 21 yrs. and  interested in working with young people in the parish, school or other settings you are invited to an INFORMATION NIGHT.   in Ardfert Retreat Centre, on Mon 9th March at 8.00pm. Further details from Bernie McCaffrey 087 6484367.

TEA Dance in aid of the St Patrick’s Day Parade will be held in Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse on Sunday 8th March between 3pm and 6pm. Dancing to Mike’s Solo Band.

JOBS: Washington, D.C. – Federal regulations are a significant barrier to economic growth for specialty chemical manufacturers, say respondents in an industry wide business outlook survey of small, medium and large specialty chemical manufacturers. According to The Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates  and United Business Media.

SHAPING OUR DIOCESE FOR LISTOWEL & NORTH KERRY PASTORAL AREA Feed into the new Pastoral Plan for next five years by attending a gathering at St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel, March 4th 8.00p.m. to 9.30pm.  Feedback also to [email protected]  

TRAIL: Great Southern Trail Greenway decided to inaugurate  new trail loops. The first is on Sunday, March 15th at Halla Inse Bán,Templeglantine.

BEST Wishes to Erika Rodning the 2014 Kelly/Kennelly Bar None International Undergraduate Award Winner.

BOOK: Mary Kury new book includes a history of the site which includes the Ardagh Church Graveyard, Old graveyard and the new section which opened 20 years ago. Her late father Jerry McMahon published the Headstone Inscriptions of Ardagh Cemetery in 1995 from work he undertook in 1981.

ST JOHN’S: Film Club on Tuesday 3rd March, Two Days one Night; Group Theatre Tralee present, The Camel’s Back on 4th to 6th March and also on 6th March at 10am International Women’s Day Celebrations, more from 068 22566.


PHOTOS: John Riddell came to Limerick from Glasgow in 1880 and made a fine collection of photos, see them in Limerick Museum and the Glazed Street, Civic Buildings, Merchant’s Quay.

FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT continues till 8 March 2015. There are over 1.4 million farmers and workers spread across more than 70 countries in the world participating in Fairtrade.

FILM: ‘To Light a Candle’ was made by Maziar Bahari a Canadian-Iranian journalist and filmmaker and highlights the non-violent resistance of Iranian Baha’is to severe and widespread state sponsored discrimination. There are more than 900 prisoners of conscience currently imprisoned in Iran.

CURATE’S DIARY is 30 years old this month a total of 360 monthly issues to date.

THOUGHT: The only humility that is really ours is not that which we try to show before God in prayer, but that which we carry with us, and carry out, in our ordinary conduct; the insignficances of daily life are the importances and the tests of eternity, because they prove what really is the spirit that possesses us. From  Andrew Murray.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, March 27, 1920; Page: 3

ESTABLISHMENT OF A SWEET FACTORY. ‘ To the pleasure and satisfaction of the people of  Listowel a sweet factory, which bids fair to develop into an industry of far reaching importance, has been established in Listowel by Mr T Armstrong, J.P., the well-known creamery proprietor, Gurtinard House. The enterprising promoter has refitted and converted into suitable premises for the purpose the creamery run by him up to recently on the Castle Inch, and under the manager ship of a highly competent sweet manufacturer  in the person of Mr Postlethwaite the business of the  factory has been conducted with most satisfactory results, and benefit to the community, for though but recently set in motion there are  a number of hands employed, principally young respectable girls, who from the start  and without any previous experience entered the very fascinating and light-laboured business at very good wages.
Freemans Journal 25 -11-1921 p 8 reports death at Listowel of Mrs Thomas Armstrong  wife of owner of the North Kerry Sweet Factory. She was daughter of Mr B Johnson of Rathmines , Dublin, he was also manager of Bank of Ireland in Listowel for many years. Funeral Service  was conducted by Canon  Adderly. Chief mourners were Mr. Thomas Armstrong(Husband) Walter (son)Mrs Dr. Crosbie (sister) Dr. Cox Dublin (brother in law)
Kerryman of 2-2- 1924 reports that George Gleasure and Mr. J Medill of William Street, have purchased the Mill Premises by the river off the Square from Mr Tom Armstrong, which was used as a sweet factory called N K M.
Examiner of 17-4-1924 page 4 reports
Promoters of Listowel Toffee Factory held meeting in the premises of the old factory. Mr Medill presided. Present were George F Gleasure. P Browne, J J Walsh, P Landers, E Stack, T Corridan, T F Cotter, T O Connell, assistant clerk of the union, William Elder, H Larsson, T T Cronin, Etc. They hoped to open the business to provide employment, a deputation was to canvass businesses in the town to enlist support, could open within a month or six weeks.
Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, May 09, 1925; Section: Front page, Page: 1
There are rumours in circulation latterly that an attempt is to be made to restart the  North Kerry Sweet Factory in Listowel. It is to be hoped that there is some truth in such reports, as the North Kerry capital-like almost every Irish town at present-could do with a little employment.

Limerick School Concert last years, see
This year 22 songs 20 schools, concert at University of Limerick Concert Hall 19th March at 7.30pm.

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