Knockanure Notes – 1st October 2013

DANCING: Knockanure Community Centre, Dancing Classes with Norella. Starting on Wednesday 2nd October 2013, From 8pm, Waltz, Jiving, Foxtrot etc, All age groups welcome
For more information ring 087 9906221 or 068 49799.

ALERT: Moyvane – Knockanure Community Alert
Any elderly person interested in getting a Monitored Alarm System. Please contact the following phone numbers: 086-3241323 / 086- 3275820, 068- 49369 Immediately. A grant is available for same.

SENIOR Citizens Meeting on Tuesday 1st October at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall. Senior Citizens, Chiropodist will attend Marian Hall on Friday 4th October at 11am. Please phone Eileen Quinn 49472 for appointment.

YOUTH MATTERS SEMINAR in the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Tuesday October 8th at 7.00pm. Speakers include Dr. Jennifer McMahon, Dr Amanda Fitzgerald, Aidan Murphy and Ciara Moriarty. Admission Free.

SIAMSA TÍRE AUDITIONS for talented young people for a place in Siamsa Tíre’s National Folk Theatre Training Scheme 2013-14 take place on Saturday 5th October from 10am – 2pm, details from (066) 7123055.

OLD STYLE DANCING CLASSES will be taking place in St. Patrick’s Hall Listowel from October 2nd.  Beginners 7-8pm and intermediate 8-9pm.  For more information contact Anne-Marie on 086-3818502.

CONGRATULATIONS to Dr. Michael Kennedy of Tarbert and Moyvane who was recently appointed Adjunct Professor of Chemistry at NUI Galway,

AGEING: Positive Ageing week continues till Oct. 5th.

RACING at Asdee on Oct. 6th at 12.30pm.

CONGRATULATIONS to Jackie Vaughan of Moyvane and Stephen O Connor of Athea who were married by Fr John O Connor at Moyvane Church on 21st September 2013. The Best man was Michael O Connor and groomsmen were Mark Reidy and Diarmuid O Connor. Bridesmaids were Katrina Culhane Vaughan, Maria Vaughan and Lisa O Connor. The bride is daughter of James and Rachel Vaughan and the groom is son of Mike and Margaret O Connor.

MUSIC: Dr. Mick O’Donnell Group, Mike Guinane and Laoise Morrissey will be joined by a Jazz Quartet from Limerick.  It’s all happening at the Glorach on Friday night, October 17 starting at 7.30pm .

BINGO in Moyvane on Thursday night.

NEW MOON of Oct. 5th, There is a bit of a lunar eclipse on October 18th. The fine weather this year is a great blessing. I hear from Narus in South Sudan that they had heavy rain, Abbeyfeale native Helena Quinn, keeps us up to date on all the activities in Sudan on her Blog.

RUN OR WALK: Duagh Tidy Towns is holding a 10k run and walk on Saturday, October 5. Registration takes place in the church car park from 10.30- 11.30am.

COMMUNITY College Classes will commence on Monday, October 7. .For further information please contact 0860289958 /06821023.

HEALTH: Mental Health Seminar at the Devon Hotel on 8th Oct. at 7pm.

TRAIL: Public meeting in Family Resource Centre, John B. Keane Road, Listowel at 6pm on Saturday 19th of October:
1. Presentation on access gates, fencing and bridges done in Limerick.
2. Legal position regarding CIE ownership
3. Concerns expressed by adjoining landowners, and how these are addressed.
4. Kerry County Council’s role / Funding Applications.

CHARITY: Trad for Trocaire is a fundraising and music week run by Trocaire and Comhaltas  from Friday 27thSeptember to Friday 4th October. Branches throughout the country will be holding fundraising events.

MAYO: Martin Trench, a Mayo man living in Skehenerin, Listowel won the title of Ireland’s ‘Best GAA Fan

ANNIVERSARIES: Tade Bunion, Rosaleen Galvin, Jackie Hassett, Fr. Tim Buckley, Bridie Pelican, Bridie Barrett, Jay Kennelly, Joan McEnery, Patsy Fogarty, Gerry O Regan, Gerard F Horgan, Willie Stack, Sr. Estelle Cunningham, Fr Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Denis Flaherty, Patrick J Sheahan, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, James Moore, Sr. Dympna Nunan. Mass on Thurs. 3rd at 9.15am for William Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family, Mass on Sat. 5th at 7.30pm for Michael, Stephen & Noreen Kiely, Mass on Sun. 6th at 11.00am in Moyvane for Henry Stackpoole.

FIRST FRIDAY Mass in Knockanure on Thursday Oct. 3rd at 7.30pm  and Moyvane first Friday mass is on 4th Oct. at 7.30pm. Usual Communion Calls on Friday.

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection for the Propagation of the Faith on Sat. 5th & Sun. 6th Oct.
Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Wed. 2nd October at 8pm in the Presbytery.
Readers, Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack;
Knockanure, 10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy
Collectors for Oct. Vigil Noreen O’Flaherty & Margaret Mulvihill,11am Tom & Michael Walsh; Knockanure Liam Nolan

ALL NIGHT VIGIL of Reparation and Adoration. St Mary’s Church Tarbert, Friday October 4th. First Friday Mass at 7.30pm . First Saturday Mass at 12.00 midnight (finishing approx 1.30am).

DOMINICAN PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK, Sunday October 13th. Bus leaves at 8.00am and returns at approx. 10pm. Tickets from the Priory Office.

THOUGHT: The wise old owl: The more he saw the less he spoke.  The less he spoke the more he heard.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 2nd, Down the Road, American Bluegrass, 3rd Oct. Mick Hanley, 4th Oct. Spinal Knapp a stand up tragedy, Sat 5th Irish Rambling House show before their tour of GB, details from 068 22566.

LISTOWEL TIDY TOWNS AWARDS NIGHT will take place on Wed. next  (2nd Oct.) at 8pm. in the Family Resource Centre. Winners will be announced on the night. All welcome.

TOASTMASTERS:  New season of West Limerick Toastmasters  opens on Wednesday, October 2 at the Desmond Complex from 8.30pm  to 10.30pm. For further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.

DIOCESE OF KERRY EARTH WEEK 2013. Celebration and care of Creation. October 4th to 13th. The theme for this year is “Living Water”. For more information visit the Justice page on or contact [email protected]

DIGITAL Marketing Seminar at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee on Oct. 8th, details from

OPEN Day at Clonakilty Agricultural College 1st Oct.

ST. JOSEPH YOUNG PRIESTS SOCIETY: invite you to a special Mass celebrated by His Excellency Archbishop Charles Brown, Papal Nuncio on Saturday next, October 5th at 2pm in The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Rathass, Tralee (beside The Kerry County Buildings) marking  the ‘Year of Faith’. All are welcome.

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER  Friday 4th October is National Collection day. Volunteers welcome please contact Noreen on 087-1946936 or Mary on 087-2370766.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASS with Anne McAuliffe resuming in Seanchaí Centre, The Square, Listowel, on Wed. next 2nd Oct., from 3.00 onwards.   Contact Anne at 087/6736337.

FAIR: The annual Irish Aid Volunteering Fair will take place this year from 11am-4pm on Saturday, October 12th in the Irish Aid Volunteering and Information Centre on O’Connell Street, Dublin. For more info on the event please contact Conor at [email protected] or 01 4783738.

WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY October 10th “Beyond The Pill” Maintain/Improve Your Mental Well Being. Guest Speaker: Mary McEvoy who will talk about her own struggle with depression. Meadowlands Hotel, Thursday, October 10th, 9.30am – 4.30pm. Free Entry. Please register your attendance before Oct 8th – contact Eleanor Wall (066-7123278) or [email protected]

Six-week Mindfulness Course with Norma Buckley. First Session Sat Oct 5th 2 – 4.30pm.
All bookings and inquiries to 066-7134276; e.mail: [email protected]

DANCING Classes, with Timmy Woulfe, starting on Monday 23rd September at the Marian Hall,Moyvane. Beginners at 8pm and all other dances at 8.30pm.

CHURCH WORKSHOPS:  A ‘children & Liturgy’ workshop will take place on Thursday October 10th at 8pm in John Paul 11, Pastoral Centre, Killarney.

A ‘Liturgy’s’ workshop preparing for November, Advent & Christmas will take place on Thursday October 17th at 8pm in John Paul 11, Pastoral Centre, Killarney.

A ‘Music’ workshop preparing for Advent & Christmas with Br. Padraig McIntyre will take place on Tuesday October 22nd at 8pm in the Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney. For further details or to book a place on any of these workshops. Please contact Fr. Lucid before October 8th .

Parish Pastoral Council Meeting on Wed. 2nd October at 8pm in the Presbytery.

UCC Report;  find that 1 in 4 rural households has been directly affected by the emigration of at least one member since 2006 and that for many emigrants this was not  a ‘lifestyle choice’. The study also disclosed that there was evidence of a ‘brain drain’ due to emigration with 62% of recent Irish emigrants holding a tertiary qualification.

CORK & KERRY CHARISMATIC CONFERENCE  From Saturday 19 October 2013 –  10:30 to Sunday 20 October 2013 – 17:00. Organised by Catholic Charismatic Renewal in the Cork & Kerry region Location : Venue: Cork International Airport Hotel Contact : Further information: Pat Carroll: 086-813 6701 / Sr. Bridget: 021-425 1100 / Grace: 087-952 4334.


IRELAND’S oldest photographic agency celebrates a unique birthday this year, a century after it was founded by an ‘orphan’ from Rathmullan. By Cronan Scanlon
Daniel (Dan) MacMonagle founded his photographic company in Killarney, County Kerry in 1913 along with Killarney Printing Works, and later, ‘The Kingdom’ newspaper.
Born in Philadelphia, USA, in 1883 of Donegal emigrant parents, he was ‘orphaned’ at the age of three when his father, also Dan, passed away.
It is believed his mother, Roseanne, could not afford to raise him on her own, so she sent him on the boat back to Ireland along with another family member to be reared in her home town of Rathmullan.
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