Knockanure Notes — 1st May, 2016

2016 May 4 Knockanure


HOPE all had a safe bank holiday weekend.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  On Thurs 5th at 9pm Rambling House. New members welcome.  On Mon 9th, Social Day for Active Retired with lunch.   Music by Stevie Donegan. If attending please phone 49799.  New members most welcome.

CHIROPODIST:  In the Marian Hall on Thursday 5th May at 10.30am.  To book contact Eileen Quinn 49472.

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS: will be held on Monday May 9th at 5.30 in the GAA field all welcome, if any parents are willing to help just approach a committee member.

PIETA HOUSE-DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  is taking place in Listowel on May 7that 4.15am.  Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm at 35 Church St Listowel.

ICA: Craft Day on Sat 7th May 11am – 4pm.  Contact Noreen 087/9489613.  Annual fee due now.  Rosary at the Grotto every Tuesday night during the month of May at 8pm.

COUNTY Fair now in its 67th year will be held at Ballybeggan on May 8th.

BADMINTON; Moyvane have recently won 3 Munster League titles, Division 2, 3 and 4 Mixed Teams.

All three teams play in All Irelands in Dublin on Sunday, May 8.

CONGRATULATIONS to the Listowel Celtic U-12 Girls who won the Kerry Cup recently, several from Knockanure are on the team.

Congratulations to Noreen McEvoy who was elected President of the Kerry Guild of the ICA, Noreen also won the competition for the best 1916 Costume.

HEIDI DEEGAN MEMORIAL WALK:  A 6Km walk from Finucane’s/Speedy’s Bar to Carrigafoyle took place on Sun May 1st. All proceeds in aid of Irish Cancer Society.

DEATH occurred of Reverend Patrick (Paddy) Sheehan M.S.C. Woodview House, Mount Merrion and formerly Bruree on  15th April 2016, survived by his sister Eileen Conway (Kilkenny), his brother Fr. Gus, nieces Cliona and Helen, nephews Kieran and Ronan, their families.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joe Healy, Seamus McCloskey, Moss Galvin, Tim Stack, Sr. Carmel Walsh, Peg Carmody, Con Synan, Jeremiah Christopher O’Carroll, Liza Mulvihill, Dan Allen, Sr. Conception O’Connor, Delia Langan, Mattie Kennelly, Sr. Ellen Fitzgerald, Mary Hayes, John Neenan, John Houlihan, Sr. Martina Woulfe, James Relihan, Mary R Kennelly, Anthony O’Sullivan, John Carmody, Tom Scannell, Kay OBrien Hattley, Jeremiah McCarthy. Masses Moyvane:

Wed 4th at 7.30pm for Timothy & Julia O’Flaherty. Sat 7th at 7.30pm for Stasia Nelligan.  Sun 8th at 11.00am for Jerry & Jeremiah McCarthy. Knockanure Mass; Sun 8th at 10.00am for Nora Kelly (nee Kennelly) & Mary Rose Kennelly.

FIRST COMMUNION Knockanure Sat 7th at 11.30am and in Moyvane on May 14th.

COLLECTION for the people of the Ukraine raised €1004.50.  Trócaire this year’s total contribution €1,837.59.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS, Wednesday 4th starting at 10.30am in Knockanure and Thursday 5th starting at 10.30am in Moyvane. Anyone who will not be available on these days please contact the Parish Office on 068/49308.

WON:  Mary Leahy, Moyvane won last week’s  Athea Utd draw of €5,100,

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results.Jackpot €13400,No winner.

Lucky dip winner; 1. James & Maureen Connolly,Trien;2. Briana Keane, Greenville, Listowel; 3. Henry Finucane, Lisaniska; 4. Eileen Lynch, Asdee; 5. Willie Bambury, Gortaglanna. Next draw being held on Friday 6th with jackpot of €13,500.

HOLIDAY: St Vincent de Paul are organising a one week stay in Ballybunion from 18th to 24th June. For more details on this please contact Mary Collins on 087-2265941.

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP will hold a used clothes collection on Thursday 12th May from 8am to 10am in the Tarbert Church carpark.

TRACK that’s around the GAA pitch in Athea is being used by people of all ages.

TEA MORNING FOR ALZHEIMERS Friday 6th May in Christy’s The Square, from 10am to 2pm.

CUCKOO WALKING FESTIVAL. This year’s festival launch takes place on Friday 29th April in Tarbert Bridewell at 7.30pm. This event will incorporate the official launch of TDA’s revamped website, designed with a fresh new look and user friendly navigation. Our web designer, Niall Fitzgerald, will be present to show the functionality of the new design and explain how it can help Tarbert reach out to online communities. All are very welcome.

BLOOD Donor clinic will be held at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee from May 16th to 19th.

NOVENA TO OUR LADY OF FATIMA: 5th—13th of May, in the Dominican, Holy Cross Church. 11am and 7.30pm each day except Sunday. Sunday Session at 3.00pm with special Anointing of the Sick. Confessions after each session except on Sunday. Preacher: Fr. Joe Dineen OP.

FRIARS from Limerick will be running their usual  28 hours of Adoration on weekend of May 20th – 22nd in Listowel.

PEACE CONCERT IN KNOCK BASILICA-Mayo International Choral Festival is hosting a Peace Concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in the beautiful surrounds of the fully refurbished Knock Basilica on Saturday, May 14th.   This Peace Concert will commemorate the 1916 Rising and World War One. The RTÉ Concert Orchestra will be conducted by David Brophy. The orchestra will perform with a 120 member choir and soloists Anne Marie Gibbons and Owen Gilhooly. For information and tickets, visit

THE IRISH CANCER SOCIETY’S VOLUNTEER DRIVER SERVICE is currently seeking volunteer drivers to drive local patients to and from their chemotherapy treatments in Kerry University Hospital, Tralee, Cork University Hospital & The Mercy University Hospital, Cork. We are looking for volunteers to pick local patients up at their homes, drive them to the door of the hospital, pick them up again when they are finished their treatment and bring them home. Driver expenses are paid. Telephone Rebecca on 01 2316 642 or email [email protected]

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087 9916791. Our website is

SEAI Smart Home Energy Hackathon, on 13th – 15th May. There is a total prize fund of €10,000. This event is for everyone from designers, to software engineers, hardware engineers, marketers, makers, innovators and entrepreneurs. Interested participants are encouraged to register via the website

CORPUS  Christi Procession from the Church in Listowel to Ard Churam Centre after Vigil Mass (6.15 p.m. ) on  Saturday 28th May.

THOUGHT: You save an old man and you save a unit; but save a boy, and you save a multiplication table. Gypsy Smith.

CONFERENCE about the FitzGeralds, Ballyferriter July 22-23, 2016

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, 08 February, 1890; Page: 3


KNOCKANURE SUBSCRIPTION. Rev J .Sheehan,£1; Timothy W Leahy, £1- 2- 6d ; Robert Stack, 12s 6d ; Pat Kennelly. 13s; Mrs O’Sullivan, 13s 9d ; James Leahy, 10s 3d; Robert Hunt, 10s; Michael Leahy, 4s 3d ; Edmond Sweeny, 3s 9d; Jeremiah Leahy, 3s; Thomas Relihan, 3s 4d : Pat Woulfe, 6a 6d; Daniel Bruder, 8s 3d; James Kennelly, 5s ; Mrs O’Connor, 6s; Edmond Stack 7s ; Timothy Leahy, 4s ; M G Stack, 5s 6d;  R Mahony, 3s 3d ; J Doody, 6s 6d ; Thos M’Carthy, 5s 6d; Pat Heffernan, 3s 3d; John Larkin, 6s 3d; Jas Moore, 9s; Lawrence Buckley, 7s: William Leahy, 5s 6d; John Nolan, 2s 9d; William Stack . 3s 6d; John Sheehan, 4s; Jerh O’Connor, 3s lOd: Thomas M’Mahon, 6s 9d ; John Buckley, 5s 6d,; Joseph Stokes, 4s 6d ; Maurice T. Stack, 3s 6d ; Mrs Nolan, 4s: Timothy ScanIon, 4s 6d ; John Moloney, 4s 6d ; Mrs T O’Connor, 8s 9d; John Murphy, 4s 6d ; Pat Moran, 11s 6d; John Carroll, 6s 6d ; James Moore, 4s 6d; Michael Buckley, 5s 3d; James Quinlan, Is 6d; James O’Connor, 9s 6d; Mrs O’Connor, 2s; Mrs O’Connor . 11s.

The following labourers gave one shilling each —T Flaherty, D Keane, J Fitzmaurice, J Goulding, J Enright, W Murphy, M Mulvihill, P Enright, J Manaher, J Finucane, J Sullivan, C Lynch, J M’Mahon. J Flaherty, J Scanlon, Mrs Sheehan, D Kelly, T Fitzgerald, J Creed, T Sheehan, J Sheehy, M O’Connor, .J Murphy, T White. Mrs Costelloe, , B Keane, P Keane, J O’Connor. T Dillon, M Broder, D Enright, P Carroll, D Relihan, J Fitzgerald, T Cronin, P Collins, Michael Henry, ? Gustavus Kelliher.

(CORDAL PARISH. List excluded)


LISTOWEL BRANCH. At a meeting of the above branch held on the 2nd Inst. JOH N STACK, Esq., M.P., in the chair. The following resolutions were passed:— That we congratulate Lord Ormaithwaite. for having, as land agent, such a moral and immaculate man as George Sandes, as was proved at the Listowel Quarter Sessions, before County Court Judge- Curran, in the seduction case of Quinlan v. Sandes, That we deem no settlement of the land  Question adequate unless those who were evicted  during the land war will be reinstated. After the usual routine business being gone through, the meeting adjourned.

Trial of John Callaghan for Moonlighting, changed to Cork.

THOUGHT from Fr Kevin;


Many my age or older will remember that great Waterford singer who made his fame in England, Val Doonigan.  He started life in the humblest of circumstances, the youngest of eight children.  As a boy he was taken suddenly to hospital with scarlet fever.  On one visit his Dad asked him to write down something he would dearly love to have when he came out of hospital.  Val knew that his Dad was too poor to buy anything, but that he was very clever with his hands.  So he asked for a “trolley” or a little cart – one of those little carts made from planks and pram wheels.  When he came out of hospital the first thing he saw on entering the front room was a marvelous “little cart” complete with steering wheel, which his father had made.  But there was a strict condition attached – he must never ride on the pavement where it might be a danger to pedestrians.  One day young Val broke this rule.  When his Dad found out he calmly took the vehicle to pieces and hung the wheels up in the back yard!  And for years Val, God rest him, said how he looked back with huge admiration for his Dad, just as much for his caring discipline as for his generosity and kindness.

Limerick Riverfest;

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