Knockanure Notes – 2nd October, 2011

ACTIVE retirement day at Knockanure Community Centre will take place on Monday 10th October. Anyone wishing to attend please contact the office on 068 49799 or 087 7528626 anytime. New members would be especially welcome. Personal Alarms will be on display on the day.

OFFICE space to rent at Knockanure Community Centre,  For viewing or more information please contact the office on 068 49799.

PREMIERE of ‘Pilgrim Hill’  at the Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on Friday October 14th at 8pm. It highlights the life of a bachelor Farmer and his struggles in rural Ireland. This is Gerard Barretts first full length film following the success of ‘The Valley of Knockanure’. The film was shot on location in Brosna, Ballylongford and Athea.

RETIREMENT: Sergeant Mike Sheehy retired on 30th September and in recognition to his service to the Parish over the past number of years a presentation was made to him on behalf of the people of the parish in the Marian Hall immediately after Mass on Saturday 1st October, 2011.

PARENTS: Meeting of the Parents of both Knockanure and Moyvane of the Children receiving their First Holy Communion this year will take place in Moyvane School on Thursday 6th October at 8.30pm.

EVENTS: St Michael’s  College Open Day for parents and prospective students is on Oct. 6th from 7.30pm; Cancer Support Group will meet on Wednesday 5th at 8pm. at the Listowel Arms Hotel and are looking for volunteers for Friday 7th Oct, for breast Cancer day; Night Classes are being offered at Listowel Community College; Clonakilty Agricultural College open day Oct. 4th at 11am; A concert for Tanzania will take place in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Sunday October 9th at 7.30pm; Heath and Wellbeing night will be held at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Oct. 6th, details from 066 712 1084; Tax Seminar will be held at Kerry Technology Park on Wed. Oct. 5th at 8.4pm; Youth Ministry Course for voluntary and professional leaders to equip themselves with the knowledge, skills and practical tools and techniques needed for creative and comprehensive ministry with youth in parish, school, college, diocesan and other settings, contact Bernie McCaffrey, 087-6484367 or at ; Evening of Healing  for all who have been wounded by the reality of abuse will take place at SMA Hall, Wilton, Cork on Sunday, October 16th at 3pm;  Aware, Kerry Relatives Support Group meet on the 1st Wednesday of each month at The Meadowlands Hotel at 8pm,  Next meeting October 5th,  Call Kate on 087-2993142; A marriage enrichment weekend in Killarney from 11th (8pm) to 13th (4pm) November 2011. Presented by Marriage Encounter, more from, phone 064 6644319;  Limerick County Community and Voluntary Forum have invited John Lonergan, to speak on Social Inclusion in the Desmond Complex, NCW on Monday, October 10 at 7.30pm  ; Lecture at Tralee Library on History of Farmer Training by Liam Downey on Oct. 11th at 7.30pm;  Information night on horse sport at Courtenay Lodge, NCW on 6th Oct. at 7.30pm; Car boot Sale in Listowel every St.; Classes in Duagh, details from 068 45333; Seminar on mental health in Munster will be held in the Meadowlands Hotel on 5th Oct. from 10am to 1pm, details from 01 6121422;  Two afternoons suicide  intervention course will be held at the Desmond Complex on Oct. 13th and 14th, details from 061 461454; Red Cross Conference at The Carlton Hotel, Tralee, on Oct. 15th from 10am to 5.30pm details from [email protected] ; Racing in Ballylongford Oct. 9th, Limerick on Oct. 9th and Cork on 16th;  Killarney 75 km Adventure Race is on Oct. 8th;  Una Buckley from  Derry will compete in the Dublin City Marathon on Oct. 31st; North Kerry and District Photography Society meet on Mondays at Listowel, Family Resource Centre at 7.30pm, details from 086 368 1022; Children’s Step Dancing Class in the Marian Hall every Wed. from 6 to 7pm; Since 1990, Harold Hackett has sent out over 4,800 messages in bottles from Prince Edward Island, he has got over 3,100 replies from all over the world; Volunteering overseas, details: [email protected], Tel: 01 4783490; Mission Sunday Oct. 23rd; Fundraising Concert in Athea on Oct. 16th, 22nd and 23rd; Astronomy Class starts in Tralee, Oct. 13th, details from;
HSE Executives are said to be getting E200,000 salary, and still have no integrated system for doing repairs. All the regulations cause costs to rise and what’s more important, their clients appear less happy than 20 years ago.

SCHOOL: Fundraising Night at the dogs in aid of extension to Tarbert Comprehensive School PE Hall will be held on 12th Nov. It is being organised by the school Parents  Association, Details from 087 117 666 5.

CLASS: The Listowel Family Resource Centre will host a six week bereavement course at the centre starting on Tuesday October 5th from 7.30pm – 9.30pm, contact the centre on 068 23584.

TALK on bereavement sponsored by Anam Cara will be given at St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee on Thursday 6th Oct. at 7.30pm, details from 01 4045 378.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 4th,Tribute to The Rolling Stones;  Wed 5th, Anda Jaled – Songs Of The People, an opportunity to hear traditional Spanish songs with Deirdre Moynihan, soprano and Alec O’ Leary, guitar; Fri 7th, The Fureys In Concert; Wed 12th, Bardot Bites / Lucy Bastible . A drama double bill written and performed by Denise Quinn, directed by Mary Curtin, more from 068 22566.

BIRTHDAYS; Best Wishes to Billy Leahy of Knockanure who recently celebrated his 40th Birthday; Eoin Stack son of Pat and Ann of Dromurhur, celebrated his 21st; Kevin Kennelly son of Martin and Eileen of Kilbaha also celebrated his 21st; Liam Nolan son of Robert and Ann of Carrueragh marked his 30th birthday on Sat. night last at Speedy’s and Noreen Sheehy of Duagh celebrated her 80th Birthday recently.

HISTORY: Dead Sea Scrolls are now accessible on the internet; Ten royal families in Europe, all of them Christian;
Canada, 1871 census can be viewed at
DOODY Family from LDS Data; Jerry 9 Jun 1866, Knockavallig Duagh to Maurice Doody, Farmer, & Johanna Curtin; Bridget 1 Dec 1867 Islandboy, Duagh, to Jerry Doody, Labourer, & Kate O’Donnell; Mary 25 Dec 1867 Coilagurteen, Knockanure to Jeremiah Doody, Farmer & Bridget Scanlon;
Patrick 11 Mar 1868 Islandany Duagh, to Michael Doody, Laborer & Honora Sullivan; Daniel born, 20 Jul 1869 Coilagurteen to Jeremiah Doody, Farmer & Bridget Scanlon;
Maurice 24 Jan 1869 Knockavallig to Thomas Doody, Farmer & Margaret Lyons; Patrick 1 Sep 1869 Islandboy Duagh to Jeremiah Doody, Labourer & Catherine O’Donnell; James 12 Jan 1870 Duagh to Maurice Doody, Labourer & Mary Nash; James 29 Dec 1870 Knockavallig to Thomas Doody, Farmer & Margaret Lyons; John 5 Jun 1871 Coilagurteen Knockanure to Jeremiah Doody, Farmer & Bridget Scanlon; Margaret 27 May 1871 Islandboy Duagh to Jeremiah Doody, Labourer & Kate O’Donnell; Mary 1 Mar 1872 Islandany Duagh to Michael Doody, Labourer & Honora Sullivan; James 23 Dec 1873 Knockavallig to Thomas Doody, Farmer & Margrett Lyons;
Jeremiah 27 Jul 1873 Islandany to Michael Doody, Labourer & Honora Sullivan; Mary 1 Mar 1873 Islandboy to Jeremiah Doody, Labourer & Kate O’Donnell; Ellen 27 May 1874 Knockavallig to Maurice Doody, Farmer & Mary Nash;
Mary 29 Apr 1874 Meenscovane to John Doody, Labourer & Mary Reardon; James 19 Jul 1875 Lisroe to Edmond Doody, National Teacher lives Abbeyfeale, & Ellen Donoghue;
Jeremiah 12 May 1875 Coilagurteen to Jeremiah Doody, Farmer & Bridget Scanlon; Jeremiah 10 Mar 1875 Islandboy to Jeremiah Doody, Laborer & Kate O’Donnell; Jeremiah 3 Oct 1876 Knockavallig to Thomas Doody, Farmer & Margaret Lyons; Margaret 25 Aug 1876 Knockavalig to Maurice Doody, Farmer & Mary Nash; Michael 16 Mar 1876 Islandany to Michael Doody, Labourer & Honora Sullivan.
Mathew 4 Jul 1877 Islandboy to Jeremiah Doody, Labourer & Kate O’Donnell; Thomas 4 May 1877 Coilagurteen to Jeremiah Doody, Farmer & Bridget Scanlon; Daniel 15 Feb 1878 Meenscovane to John Doody, Labourer & Mary Riordan;
John 10 Apr 1878 Knockavallig to Maurice Doody, Farmer & Mary Nash; Denis Jeremiah 1 Aug 1878 Knockavallig to Thomas Doody, Farmer & Margaret Lyons; James 18 Jan 1879 Coilagurteen to Jeremiah Doody, Farmer & Bridget Scanlon;
Johanna 28 Feb 1880 Knockavallig to Maurice Doody , Farmer & Mary Nash; Margaret 17 Sep 1880 Knockavallig to Thomas Doody, Farmer & Margaret Lyons; Anne 16 Oct 1880 Coilagurteen to Jeremiah Doody, Farmer & Bridget Scanlon.

RETREAT Centre Ardfert; presents the 2010 film ‘Of Gods and Men’,  tells the story of a group of Trappist monks on Oct.6th; Ardfert Retreat Centre Annual Gathering of Contact People on Oct. 10th from 8pm to 10pm; There will be an open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous on Wednesday the 12th of October at Ardfert Retreat Centre.  The meeting starts at 8pm; There will be a meeting of the St Joseph’s Young Priests Society at Ardfert Retreat Centre on Thursday the 13th of October from 8pm to 11pm.

RELIGIOUS Education Congress will take place in the Brandon Conference Centre from Friday – Sunday, October 7th – 9th. For details, see

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm and Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Listowel on Tuesdays and Wednesdays after 10.30am Mass till 7pm. Adoration in Athea, continue each Thursday from 10am to 11pm.

THOUGHT: By letting go, the offended refuses to let herself  be held captive by the offender’s unwillingness to repent. Carolyn Holderread Heggen.

DEATHS: Richard V Cantillon of Lisselton and San Francisco, died aged 83 years on 22nd September 2011; Bill O Donnell, died in Syracuse on September 20th 2011, he was born 1915 to George O Donnell of Lisselton and Catherine Dillon;  Philip Hannon the 11th Archbishop of New Orleans has died aged 98 Years, his 1963 Eulogy at the requiem mass for JFK is on the internet, he was the second last surviving US bishop who attended all four sessions of Vatican 11. The Archbishops funeral is on Oct. 6th 2011.

DEATH  took place of Mossie Culhane of Leitrim, Middle, Moyvane, on Sept. 28, 2011. Mossie is survived by his brother Paud and sisters Rita, Maureen and Eileen. Following Requiem Mass celebrated by Fr Lucid, P.P. at the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Saturday October 1st 2011, Mossie Culhane was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure beside his father John Culhane who died June 1970 and his mother Margaret Walsh, also in the grave is his brother Sean who died in 2007.

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Stack, Sr. Estelle Cunningham, Fr. Sean Danaher, Pat Furlong, P J Sheahan, Ellen Dowling, Tom Connolly, Jimmy Moore, Tade Bunion, Laurence McAuliffe, Fr P J Donoghue, Pat Nolan, John Mahony; Mass on  Wed 5th at 9.15am for William Stack & the deceased members of the Stack Family; Mass on Thurs. 6th 8.00pm in Knockanure ; Mass on Fri. 7th at  8.00pm Knockanure for Josie McMahon Witherspoon, late of Lisaniska & London; Mass on First Fri 7th at 8.00pm in Moyvane; Mass on Sat. 8th at 8.00pm for  Michael & Stephen Kiely & the deceased members of the Kiely Family; Mass on Sun. 9th  in Knockanure at 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am  Mass in Moyvane is for  Henry Stackpoole;

FIRST Friday. Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

READERS:Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly;
11.00am Joe & Colin Enright; Knockanure 9th October, Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.