Knockanure Notes -1st October 2017

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House: Thursday 5th Oct at 9pm. All welcome.

Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free. Ann Flavin 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Day: Monday 9th Oct. Music by Stevie Donegan. All welcome. If attending please ring the office 068/49799. New members especially welcome.

GETTING CITIZENS ONLINE Would You like to Advance Your IT Skills for free. Learn How to Email, Book Flights, Tax your Car, Watch TV Online, Dept of Agriculture Website & Much More At Knockanure Community Centre, Contact: 068/49799. Classes designed to provide patient instruction and inspire confidence in the use of the internet. Computers can be provided or you can bring your own.

ADVICE: North and East Kerry Information Officer Philomena will be at the Knockanure Community Centre every Monday from 1.30 to 3.3opm, (except the second Monday of each month).

ST. PADRE PIO NIGHT Listowel: Friday (6th Oct.). The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

MEETING: The Diocesan Assembly “How can parish support family life?” will take place on Sunday 15th October in the Brandon Hotel, Tralee from 2.00-6.00pm.

BEST WISHES to Dr. Lisa McAuliffe of Lower Athea, daughter of John and Denise, who recently graduated with a PhD in Food Science and Technology from UCC.

BADMINTON in Moyvane continues every Monday and Wednesday nights at 8pm. All welcome.

TIDY TOWNS; Knockanure 266 (+5); Moyvane 287 (+6), concluding Remarks, Moyvane was a pleasure to visit and to experience it’s Nature Trail, well done on all community achievements over the past few decades. Listowel received 329 marks. Countless hours have been contributed by volunteers to the cause, we thank them for their dedication.

PAINTING OF MOYVANE CHURCH – painting date is now fixed to start on Monday October 9th. Our Church will be closed until Friday 17th November. SATURDAY VIGIL & SUNDAY MASS will take place in the MARIAN HALL at the usual times of 7.30pm and 11am except for the Festival Weekend.

DRAW: There was no winner of the €5100 Knockanure GAA jackpot for Friday 29th September 2017. Numbers drawn were 4, 13, 14, 17.Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eleanor Hickey, Main St. Kilgarvan, Co. Kerry; 2.Maurice O’Connor, Mike the Pies; 3. Mike Collins, Lisaniska, Kilmorna; 4. Josephine Kennelly, Lisselton, and 5. Jim Greaney, Kilmorna. Next draw to be held on Friday 6th October with jackpot to be €5200.

ROAD WORKS: Summary of upcoming road works from Murphy Group. L1021 (Moyvane to Anamoy Bridge). Road closure from 28th Sept to 6th Oct. Road open in evenings and at weekends. Local access facilitated + diversion in place. L1015 ( Glen road out of Moyvane) Road closure until 20th Oct. Local access facilitated and diversion in place. Road closure is 24hrs currently but may change if site conditions allow. L1020 (Knockanure Graveyard to N69 junction at Skehanierin. Coilagurteen Road). Road closure until 15th December. Road open at night and at weekends. Local access facilitated + diversion in place. We expect pipe laying works within Moyvane to have a duration of 6 weeks and traffic management will be via a traffic light controlled shuttle system. The works will include 4 no directional drills which will minimise the excavation within the village. There are no planned outages during these works.

DEATH took place of David Harman of Cahirdown, Listowel, on 24th September 2017, his kindness at Listowel Factory is still remembered.

DEATH of Mike Parkes of Athea, and West Wight, on September 29th 2017. Survived his wife Amina, their children Trish, Andrew, David and George, and grandchildren Aoibhe, David, Saoirse and Róisín, his brother Tony, sister Elizabeth and sister in law Louise. Predeceased by parents Philip and Louise (Peggy) Parkes and sister Paddy.

SYMPATHY: To the Meade Family, Aughrim on the death of their uncle Mossy Meade, Glin who died 31 August 2017, predeceased by his wife Bridget, brothers Johnny, Michael, Peter, and Jimmy and nephew Joseph Morrissey. Survived by his sons Maurice and Edmond, daughter-in-law Noreen, grandchildren Grace and Hazel, sisters Nellie and Mary, brother Paddy, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.

ANNIVERSARIES: Joan McEnery, Patsy Fogarty, Eddie Langford, Jerry O’Regan, Gerard F Horgan, William Stack, Fr. Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, Mary E Carpenter, Denis Flaherty, Mai Mullane, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Jim McCarthy, Pat Stanley, Sr. Mary Aquin O’Carroll, Nell Byrnes, James Moore, Sr. Ann Doyle, Patsy Healy, Bridie Lynch, Sean Dowling, Sr. Catherine Colbert, Sr. Dympna Nunan, Joan Mulvihill, Mary Ellen Flaherty, Paudie Shanahan, Joe O’Connor, Tommy Stack, Michael Moloney, Mass in Moyvane; Mon 2nd at 7.30pm for Vincent Walsh, Upper Aughrim & Ballylongford

(Months Mind); Tues 3rd at 7.30pm for Willie Stack, The Hill (Anni) & Deceased of the Stack Family; Fri 6th at 7.30pm for Joe O’Connor, Kilbaha; Sat 7th at 7.30pm for Mary Ellen Flaherty, Keylod; Sun 8th at 11.00am for Henry Stackpoole, Aughrim, his wife Bridie & Deceased Family Members. Mass Knockanure on Sun 8th at 10.00am for Tommy Stack, Keylod (1st Anni)

ROSARY: The Feast of the Holy Rosary is celebrated on Saturday 7th October. Rosary will be recited before the Vigil Mass at the Grotto at 7.15pm.

FIRST FRIDAY CALLS: Thurs 5th Oct in Knockanure and Fri 6th Oct in Moyvane.

MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IRELAND WALK: Sunday morning walk in aid of muscular dystrophy Ireland will take place on Sunday, October 15from Loughill Resource Centre, Loughill at 11.30 am. Distance 5km or 10km.. All proceeds go to MDI. Sponsorship card’s available or register on the day. Further details from 0877539926.

LOCALS at St John’s; Sat 7th SPLINTERS, Mary Kennelly and Brenda Fitzmaurice team up to launch Splinters, their book of Mary’s Poetry and the exhibition of Brenda’s artwork. This project, which deals with religious imagery, wonders who this Jesus was, Son of God or Christo-Roman invention. Book published by Evensong, launch at 8pm Sat 7th. All welcome.

A SPECIAL CONCERT WITH THE THREE TENORS on 28th November in the Church of the Assumption here in Moyvane, tickets available from numerous outlets.

GLÓRACH FILM NIGHTS: Next up is ‘Singing in the Rain’ which will be screening on Wednesday, October 4 at 8 pm.

TEA DANCE: Tea dancing resumes on Sunday, October 8 at Fr. Casey’s. Dancing to Paddy Quilligan from 3-6pm. Teas served. This is a fund raiser for WL102fm organised by the Wednesday Club.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, October 4 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

JOURNAL: Athea Parish Journal is being prepared again this year.

RAMBLING House: Benny Thade McCarthy’s Rambling House on Monday Night October 2nd at 9pm at Fr Casey’s Club House, Abbeyfeale. All singers, storytellers, musicians and dancers all welcome to attend. Rambling House will be held in Ardagh Hall in conjunction with Ardagh/Carrigkerry Comhaltas on Saturday October 14 at 8pm.

TO CELEBRATE WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY the Listowel/ North Kerry Mental Health Team will host a number of events on Friday next 6th October, Commencing with Meet & Greet in the Mermaids @ 10am, followed by a Walk for Health in the Town Park and back to the Mermaids again for Tea/Coffee and a chat.

ALZHEIMER’S DAYCARE RESPITE Are you a caring person, do you have time to spare? We are looking for volunteers to help out in the Alzheimer’s Day care Respite based at Listowel Family Resource Centre. For further details contact Bridie 068-23584/086-8556431.

CBS Celebrates 90 years. All past pupils of the CBS The Green Tralee are invited to join in the celebrations Friday 6th Oct at 1.30.

TALK: 500 years after Martin Luther – A lecture entitled ‘500 Years after Martin Luther – The Reformation and Its Legacy in Kerry’ by Ven Simon J. Lumby, Archdeacon of Limerick, Aghadoe & Ardfert and Rector of St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Killarney takes place on Tuesday 3rd October at 7.30pm in the Rose Hotel Tralee

BUS to Clonfert, Wednesday, 18th October .Tel: (087) 7456092.

CLASSES: North Kerry College of Further Education, Listowel. Final places available in our Night Classes beginning Wed. 4th October. Enrolment Mon. 2nd October 7-9 pm or contact Maria Fitzgerald on 086 0289958. QQI Level 5 HealthCare Module Care for the Older Person; Introduction to Social Media – Computer Course; Introduction to Photography; Irish Language Conversation Class

CHORAL: Kerry Choral Union: Meet every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm to 9.30pm at Collis-Sands House, Oakpark, Tralee. All welcome. Information ring 068 45812.

LADIES DAY at Limerick Racecourse 8th of October.

TREE Day for Primary Schools on 5th October, Oak Trees are being made available, also the Tree Council have a list of walks.

FAMINE: Listowel & District Historical Society presents a series of lectures during the month of October as follows: Thursday October 5th – Great Famine in Listowel & North Kerry by Bryan MacMahon Based on his recently published book.

NEW BOOK –Professor John Coolahan recently launched his book “Towards the Era of Lifelong Learning – A History of Irish Education 1800 – 2016.”

HISTORY SOCIETY – The Rev. Patrick Comerford, Lecturer in Church History, T.C.D. and Administrator St. Brendan’s Church of Ireland will give an illustrated talk on “Rev. Sir William Wolseley ( 1865 – 1950 ) an exceptional curate in Kilnaughtin and Aghavallen” on Sat. 14th Oct. at 7.30pm in the Bridewell, Tarbert. Everybody welcome.

MUSIC Workshop in Killarney Contact Tomás Kenny for more details on 086 3683778.

CONCERT: The Agnes (Aggie) Kennelly Memorial Gala Concert in aid of Pieta House will be held in Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh on Friday October 6 at 8pm. The following Artists will take part. special Guest, Mairead Buicke, one of Irelands leading Soprano, and Jean O’Brien, accompanist, Anne Phelan, Violinist with R.T.E. Saint Molua’s Church Choir with Sean Moriarty choirmaster. The Priests, Fr. Tim Curtin Canon Tony Mullins, and Fr. Liam Enright. Michael Nash, Limerick’s famous Tenor, Olivia Meehan, the 11 yr old with the magic voice, Michael and Fiona Collins on Mandolin, and Seamus and Johnny Hunt , N.C.W. Pipers.

SHANNONSIDE WOMENS GROUP – Clothes collection will take place on Thursday 12th Oct. from 8 to 10am in the church carpark. All clothing, bags, boots, curtains etc. are all acceptable but no duvets or pillowcases. All proceeds in aid of St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR MEN Eight Week Course Start Date – Monday 16th October 1.00pm – 3.30pm Topics to be discussed are: Listening and communicating, Managing stress, Being assertive, Handling feelings, Handling criticism and praise, Dealing with conflict, Building self-confidence, Making good decisions, Setting goals, A weekly €3.00 contribution will be required. Contact Toni Clarke for a place on 068 – 23584.

CIORCAL COMHRÁ Listowel ag tosnú Dé Deardaoin, 5iú Deire Fomhair I Christys, 8.30 – 930pm. agus ar an gcéad Deardaoin de ghach mí as sin amach. Bí linn. Caint agus craic. Fáilte roimh cách.

CONFERENCE: The Irish Province of the Augustinian Friars in association with: The Department of Theology & Religious Studies, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick, present a Conference Marking the Fifth Centenary of Martin Luther’s Reformation


October 7th, 2017, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick

MAN on The BRIDGE, details of the launch night for the brand new Man on the Bridge photobook.

We will be launching the photobook in Pearse Street Library in city centre Dublin on the 24th of October from 6:30pm to 8:00pm.

SINGING: West Limerick Singing Club will host the 9th Annual Singing Weekend in honour of Gary McMahon from October 20-22 in Abbeyfeale. The entry forms and rules for the newly composed traditional ballad competition are available from 087-2293636.They have their Rambling House every First Friday.

LAY FUNERAL MINISTERS: – Information night for Listowel Pastoral Area given by Frances Rowland from Diocese will take place on Thursday 12th October in St. Patrick’s Hall at 8.00 p.m.

PADRE PIO devotions in Lixnaw will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 17th (3rd Tuesday).

Devotions will commence at 7.30pm as usual with Rosary, Mass and Benediction

The witness will be given by John Stack who is one of 32 thalidomide survivors in Ireland. John was born with a severe physical disability. He quickly deleted the word “dis” from disability and for him the word “ability” became a reality

MASQUERADE Ball in aid of charities at the Devon Hotel on 3rd November.

TRADITIONAL MUSIC CLASS with Anne McAuliffe resuming on Wed., 4th October, 2017, from 3pm. onwards in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square. 0876736337.

THE MOVING ON PROGRAMME would like to thank all the women who came to the employment seminars. The 6 week course starts at 10amThurs 12th October in the FRC Listowel. If you are an employer in Listowel who would be interested in supporting women who want to return to work please contact Dolores Gallagher doloresgallagher .

BUS TO FAMILY FUN DAY: Limerick Diocese launches its preparations for World Meeting of Families 2018 with a ‘Free Family Fun Afternoon in the grounds of Mary Immaculate College, Limerick on Sunday October 8, more on (068)51915 during mass times or contact Fr. Tony Mullins .


DUE TO PAINTING of Church; SATURDAY VIGIL & SUNDAY MASS will take place in the MARIAN HALL at the usual times of 7.30pm and 11am except for the Festival Weekend.


All three Parish Masses will take place in KNOCKANURE CHURCH. The times are as follows:

Sat October 28th Vigil Mass at 6pm and also a Mass at 7.30pm

Sun October 29th 11am Mass (CLOCKS GO BACK) – Note ONE Sunday Mass only


This will be a very special evening in the Church of the Assumption here in Moyvane. We will have a very special Concert with the Three Tenors (see picture). With Advent and Christmas, drawing near the Concert will feature appropriate songs and music to set our heart and minds dancing in anticipation of the Christmas Season. Secular favourites will all ring out in our newly painted Church. Your support is greatly appreciated. Tickets €25 are available from this weekend on. This ticket will get you into the concert and your ticket stub will be entered in a raffle for loads of prizes including Christmas Hotel Breaks, Turkeys, Meal Vouchers, Christmas Gifts plus many more surprises. Tickets available from the following contacts: Parish Office 068/49308 (office hours)

Mary 087/6328104 Knockanure

Jackie 087/4122269 Moyvane

Noreen 087/7595879 Listowel Area

Marie 087/7442554 Lixnaw Area

Geraldine 087/7971504 Athea Area

Holly’s Gala Supermarket & Moyvane Post Office

Moyvane Bingo (Thurs) Flying Saucer, Listowel

After all weekend Masses in Moyvane and Knockanure

If you can sell some tickets, please get in touch with Jacqueline in the Parish Office, or Fr. Kevin.

THOUGHT: Admonished for his lack of familiarity with twentieth-century science, Sundar Singh said, "What is science?" "Natural selection and survival of the fittest," he was told. "Ah," Sundar Singh replied, "but I am more interested in divine selection and the survival of the unfit." Sadhu Sundar Singh.

WORMS: Long ignored and dismissed as unscientific and crude, are intestinal worms destined to be the future of autoimmune disease treatments? Hookworms. Intestinal parasites. They sound gross. The thought of having one’s gut infected with a parasitic worm generally makes people’s skin crawl. Indeed, intestinal worms, like hookworm, have a bad reputation among health experts, and have been the subject of fierce public health campaigns seeking their eradication. However, researchers have also documented the gut healing abilities of parasites like hookworm.

SEANCHAI; Wednesday October 18th 2017 – Tim Enright: Forgotten Man of Listowel Letters, With Gabriel Fitzmaurice, Michael DeMordha, Vincent Carmody & Martin Moore

We remember Listowel born Tim Enright, socialist and translator of the Great Blasket Island writers including Tomás Ó Crohan & Michael O Guiheen. The story of the Drumboe Massacre in which four anti-treaty IRA volunteers, including Enright’s uncle Daniel were shot dead in 1923, will also be recounted.



London (Colindale newspapers section), the U.S. Library of the Congress, Harvard, and other

universities associated with the Centre for Research Libraries. Initially designed as a weekly complement to the Standard, the Southern Cross was founded in 1875 by Patrick Joseph Dillon (1842-1889), a controversial Catholic priest who arrived in 1863 in Argentina to serve as the Irish chaplain in the southern districts of Buenos Aires province and the Falkland Islands. With an interest on the support that could be obtained from the landed elite of the Irish community, Fr. Dillon was an influential figure in its internal politics and later in the province of Buenos Aires and the country. Representing a group of conservative Irish and Irish-Argentine landowners, in 1880 Patrick J. Dillon was elected MP in Buenos Aires, and in 1883 senator to the national parliament. He launched the Southern Cross“to supply the want of an Irish and Catholic organ in the country” (circular of November 1874, in Marsha

ll 1996: 13). Succeeding editors Michael Dinneen and William Bulfin imprinted a strong nationalist character to the Southern Cross, and since the editorship of Miguel Quinn –the first Argentine

-born editor –the paper has been exclusively aimed at Irish and other Catholics. The Southern Cross continues to be published as a monthly bulletin addressed to the Irish community in South America. Its contents are eminently Catholic and Irish, with news from Ireland and Australia. In the offices in Buenos Aires there is a complete collection, and certain periods can be consulted in microfilm in Harvard and other universities in the U.S. and Ireland.

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The Dingle Food Festival is a non-profit festival. Our aim is to showcase the incredible produce the Peninsula has to offer, whilst at the same time allowing you to sample the hospitality here. The festival team is drawn from the local community and a huge thank you to all on the committee and the volunteers who help us.

St. John’s Theatre


Wed 4th


Folk, Country and Bluegrass from the Swiss Mountains featuring Mala (vocals, fiddle, mandolin and guitar) Stephan (vocals, guitar, dobra, mandolin and bass) and Vincent (vocals, bass, guitar and percussion).

Thu 5th


High-End Irish traditional music featuring Nollaig and Maire – fiddles and Mairead – harp and vocals. There latest album, Sibling Revelry has been widely acclaimed.

Fri 6th


An uncompromising comedy drama by Niamh Moroney about two man-eating young ones, the social media generation and the going out routine after a long week of work. What madness can a regular Friday night bring. Presented by Central Arts, Waterford and Devious Theatre, Kilkenny.

Sat 7th


Mary Kennelly and Brenda Fitzmaurice team up to launch Splinters, their book of Mary’s Poetry and the exhibition of Brenda’s artwork. This project, which deals with religious imagery, wonders who this Jesus was, Son of God or Christo-Roman invention. Book published by Evensong, launch @ 8pm Sat 7th. All welcome.

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