Knockanure Notes – 20th February, 2012

ST  PIO Prayer Meeting will take place on Thursday 23rd February at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary Mass and Benediction. Eucharist Congress tickets at Listowel parish office.

NEW: Spiritual Reflection Group will meet at the Marian Hall on Fri. 24th Feb. at 8pm, all are welcome.

INFORMATION; Knockanure Community Centre:  North and East Kerry Development are giving an information evening on the Supports available under the Leader Programme on Thursday 23rd February at 7.30pm at the Community centre in Knockanure.  Any Further Information please contact Mary Stack on 086 1076813.

QUIZ: Fancy a Fun Night out? Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure are holding a Pub Quiz in Flynns Bar, Knockanure on Friday March 2nd 2012. Tables of 4 – 20 euro. Starting at 9.30 pm, sharp! All welcome.

ELDERLY: North Kerry Day Care Centre, Listowel runs a service for older people in the North Kerry area.  The day includes transport, morning tea/coffee, full lunch, activities and gentle exercises with nurse support.  If you are interested in attending, please contact Isabel on 087 9080124.

Senior Citizens Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 20th February at 7.30pm.

GARDA: A Public Meeting on the Closure of The Garda Barracks in Moyvane & Ballylongford will be held on Wednesday 22nd February in the Assembly Hall in Tarbert Comprehensive School.  Senior Garda Representatives will be in Attendance.

EVENTS: The International Space Station will be visible until February 28th; Abbeyfeale Drama Group continue with The Buds of Ballybunion at the Fr Casey Hall on Feb.21st, 23rd and 25th; Clounmacon Dinner at 8pm at the Arms hotel on Fri. 24th Feb.; Gathering in Killarney runs from Feb. 22nd to 26th; Scor na bPaisti at Tintean Theatre on Feb 26th at 3pm;  Kerry Autism Action meeting on Wed. Feb. 29th at 8.15pm in the Abbeygate Hotel; Historic slide show on the railway era – Friday, March 2nd at Newcastle West Library at 8:00pm presented by Richard Wall; Sixteen Kerry GAA clubs got over E120,000 in grants between them from the Munster Council, Sean Walsh made the presentation in Moyvane; Fair Trade Fortnight runs from 27 Feb. to 11 March 2012;

COURSE: Certificate Course in Counselling, running over six Saturdays, is being offered by Kerry Counselling Institute, starting on Saturday the 24th of March, details from  086 8094448.

JOBS are being lost to pay wage increases in the public sector.

AA Open meeting at the Boat house , Ballylongford on Ash Wednesday on Feb 22nd at 8.30pm.

ADD/ADHD Support Group inaugural meeting takes place at St Ita’s Hall in Abbeyfeale on Feb. 29th.

RTE Vanbrugh Quartet will perform at Siamsa on 23rd Feb. details from 066 712 3055.

CONGRATULATIONS to Seamus Hunt of Newcastle West who was recently honoured by Muintir na Tire for his lifetime involvement in community work, Seamus is a descendant of the Hunts of Kilmeaney.

SEAN Jones is now a trainee chaplain at Mater Misericordiae University Hospital.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 22nd, Zeitgeist a new play by Bernard Field has as its core a meeting between a magazine journalist and an ex member of staff of Auschwitz  – Birkenau. Presented by Haw Theatre Company, Galway; Thurs 23rd, J. Black sings Bob Dylan, A tribute to the great man himself; Fri 24th, Conal Gallen  is a favourite with audiences of all ages; Tues 28th -Wed 29th

Chatroom – Winners A St. Johns Teen Theatre presentation featuring: Emer Hannon, David Carmody, Jack McKenna, Kieran Brasil ,Sarah McAuley, Clodagh Boyle, Michelle Boyle, Ivor O’ Sullivan, Holly Walsh, Michael Quirke, Eamon Brogan, Darren McDonell, Directed By Chris Fitzgearld, details from 068 22566.

THOUGHT: “We cannot live with bitterness because it will first manifest itself in our spirit, then in our emotions, and finally in our bodies.” Tom Drout.” Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy”. Tim Hansel.

BOOK donated by John R Dillon dated, 1923 to Minnesota Genealogical Society had the following inscription, hand written on it, Joan Daly Kearney born Listowel, Co Kerry about 1808, her mother Nora Barrett, her father a contractor , she had sisters Margaret and Mary, brothers Dave and Tom stayed in Ireland, brothers Darby and John deceased. Two of Dave’s daughters made trip to Illinois. Two of John’s sons Jerry and Dave are Judges in New Mexico and held commissions during the Spanish American War .Thomas Francis Carney born Listowel 6th Sept 1818, his mother Mary Connors, sister Mary remained in Ireland, brother Con went to America , reportedly killed by Indians around Pikes Peak, Colorado.

MISSING Friends, 1859 advertisements in the Boston Pilot, Joan Cleary was seeking info on her brother John Cleary of Kilmeaney, details to Mrs Holland Cincinnati. Also searching for John Cleary in 1858 was Joan Walsh, details to John P Walsh of Cincinnati and Joan Cleary was looking for Tom Walsh in 1859 ; John Langan of Knockanure was at New Haven his brother Tom in Xenia Green was searching for him 1854; John Moore was seeking information on his brother in law  Maurice Relihan of Kilmeaney who was in NY in 1850 and Savannah in 1852; Catherine Doran searching for Mgt Murphy 1850, details to James Stack PA, Phili; Francis Green wanted information on his son John of Kilmeaney, arrived 1855, details to David Fitzgerald, DC English Hill and John Mulvihill was seeking information on  friend Tim Thornton of Knockanure in 1867, he arrived in 1850.

DEATH took place recently of Mary Fitzmaurice nee Hayes 5, Plas Horace Plunkett, Ballyhahill, Co. Limerick, and formerly of Glenalappa, Moyvane. Mary is survived by her brother Pat in the USA, nephews, nieces and extended family. Requiem Mass for Mary Fitzmaurice was celebrated at Church of the Visitation, Ballyhahill on Tuesday 14th February 2012, she was laid to rest  in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure beside her husband Tom and sister in law Nora, both of them died aged 83 years.

DEATH took place suddenly of Jim Fitzmaurice, Sutton, Dublin and late of Moyvane, on February 15, 2012. Jim is survived by his wife Marian, children Eoghan, Niall and Aoife,  brothers Sean, Brendan, Mícheal, Eamonn, Jody and Gerry, sisters Christina and Ann was predeceased by sister Bríde. Requiem Mass for Jim Fitzmaurice was celebrated at St. Fintan’s Church, Sutton, followed by Burial in Fingal Cemetery, Malahide Road. Dublin. Jim was son of the late Edward and Kit Fitzmaurice of Leitrim Middle, Kit died November 2011.

DEATH: Sister Patricia O’Brien of Convent of Mercy, Westbourne, Ashbourne Avenue, Late of Abbeyfeale, died February 10th 2012, Survived by Sisters Breda, Kathleen, Helen, brother Hugh, her Mercy Communities, relatives, friends, former colleagues and pupils from St. Joseph’s Secondary School, Abbeyfeale.Following Requiem Mass at St Joseph’s Church on Monday February 13th 2012 Sr. Patricia O Brien was laid to rest in St Mary’s Convent Cemetery, Old Dominic Street, Limerick. Sr. Patricia O’Brien was born in Limerick city in the parish of St. Joseph, entered Abbeyfeale Convent on December 8, 1960 and made her final profession on August 22, 1966. She studied at UCC where she obtained a BA and H Dip in Education and later a Diploma in Catechetic. Sr. Patricia taught at St. Joseph’s Secondary School Abbeyfeale from 1971 to 2008.

DIED Feb. 2012, Florence Green, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, world’s last known surviving service member of World War I has died aged 110.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mollie Kissane, Sean Bradley, Emmet Leahy, Cormac O Leary, Mary Scully, Michael O Connor, Mary Carroll, Michael Kelliher, Ned White, Mary Stack, Neilus Lynch, Breda Clifford, Bernadette O Sullivan, Eamonn Sweeney, Joan Buckley,  Jim O Connor, Michael O Donnell, Bill Fitzmaurice; Mass on Thurs. Feb.  23rd  at 7.30pm   for  Nellie Sims Guzman; Mass on Fri. 24th  at 7.30pm  for Bernadette O’Sullivan ; Mass on Sat.  25th   at  7.30pm   for Marie O’Callaghan ; Mass on Sun. 26th at  10.00am  for Dan O’Connor and 11.00am   Mass is for Mairead Moore.

MOSS and Janice Carrig and the Holy Spirit Prayer Group will be present in St. Mary’s Church, Knocknagoshel on Sunday, February 26 at 3pm, Everyone welcome.

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4 to 5pm.Wed. 11.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm . Adoration in Abbeyfeale on Tuesday and Friday 8am-10pm and on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6-8pm.  Listowel  on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

ASH Wednesday Feb 22nd a day of fast and abstinence   Mass at 10am in Knockanure And Mass at 7.30pm in Moyvane.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Ann Marie Kennelly; 11.00am, Catherine Kelligan & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure     26th Feb. Mary Kennelly. Collectors for March; Vigil , Michael Galvin & Breda Brosnan; 11am   Cal Flynn & Pat Scanlon; Knockanure, 10am   Mary O’Carroll.

STATIONS of the Cross on Thursday after 7.30pm Mass.  Please come and make this a prayerful journey for lent.  The Liturgy Group will lead us in the Way of the Cross.

CHURCH: At a meeting of the area Pastoral Council on January 31st, 2012 (Listowel, Duagh, Lixnaw and Moyvane).  It was decided to look at the training of members of the laity within the Parishes in performing liturgical services and the reception of remains.  An information night will take place at St. Patrick’s hall, Listowel on Monday 26th March, 2012 at 8pm and if you are interested in attending the information night please forward your name, address and contact details to your Parish Priest/Parish Secretary

PARISH Survey information leaflet is available in both churches in the parish. Some people offered to volunteer with church duties, yet none of them sent in their names.