Knockanure Notes — 20th April, 2014

BISHOP: Mass on Fri. 25th at 7.30pm Knockanure for Golden Jubilee Celebrations for Knockanure Church.  Bishop Ray Browne will be the Main Celebrant.

ST PIO  Evening Mass in Listowel Church 7.00pm on 24th April.

SENIOR Citizens meeting on Tuesday 22nd April at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall.

EASTER CERMONIES were well attended in both churches, thanks to all who came, the organisers and all who participated, special thanks to our Parish Priest Fr Lucid and local man Fr O Callaghan.

CONGRATULATIONS to Seán Slemon on coming second in The World Irish Dancing Championships in London recently.

POETRY: Dan Keane Primary School poetry competition, closing date for entries, 30th April. 2014, details from 068 21074.

COURSING Rag Meeting Kilcara, Duagh on April 27th.

WINDTURBINE group meeting at Listowel Arms Hotel on Thursday April 24th 8pm.

THANKS:  Scoil Chorp Chríost Parent’s Association, Knockanure held their annual Easter Draw in the Community Centre on April 11th, 2014. Winners: First prize of Luxury Hamper: Pat Doody, Kilmeaney, Second Prize of a Hamper from Christopher Kiely, Accountant, The Square, Listowel: Siobhán McElligott, Lissaniskea, Third prize of Brona Chocolate Easter Egg from Brona Chocolates (Dan & Noreen O’Connor): Annie O’Connor. Spot Prizes won by Alanna Donegan, Kilbaha, Jerry Canty, Ballybunion, Margaret Murphy, Gurtcreen, Margaret Connor, Mary Holly, Jamie Doyle, Jerry Clancy, Knockanure, Margaret Lynch Moyvane, Mary Whyte, Behins, Ursula Enright, Moyvane, John Scannell, Duagh, Aoife O’Connor, Josie Porter, Furhane, Breda Lyons, Tanavalla, Marguerite Horgan, Lissaniskea, Shauna Walsh, Gortdromagouna, Carol Horgan, Moyvane, Dermot Clancy, Knockanure, Rachel O’Connor, Kilbaha, Chloe Kennelly, Moyvane, Patrick Brosnan, Coilagurteen, Marie O’Connor, Keylod, Tara & Kelly Enright, Lissaniskea, Gerard Donegan, Kilbaha, Kevin Greaney, Moyvane, Paudie Walsh, Glenalappa, Moyvane, Pawel Wajdzik, Knockanure & Nellie O’Brien, Foynes.

Thanks to Christopher Kiely for donating second prize/hamper and Brona Chocolates for donating third prize/Brona Easter Egg. Spot Prizes kindly given by DNG Stack, The Square, Abbeyfeale, Handon Transport, Kilbaha, Oonagh Harnett/Broderick’s Pharmacy, Listowel, Amber Filling Station, Noel Stack Meats, Moyvane, Eason, Listowel, Mary Brosnan, Scoil Chorp Chríost, Holly’s Foodstore, Moyvane, Duagh Veterinary Clinic (Liam & Elaine Dennehy), Galebridge Agri-Services (Johnny & Kevin Stack), M.J. Carroll, Listowel, J. McKenna Ltd., Listowel, Trants Pharmacy, Listowel, B.D. Agri Parts, Moyvane, Nolan Xpress Stop, Moyvane, The Village Grill, Moyvane, Garvey’s Supervalu, Listowel, Mike Lynch, Hackney, Moyvane, Con Lynch, Hackney, Gortdromagouna, Moyvane, Mike Corridan’s Garage, Moyvane , Dermot Clancy, Plant Sales Ltd., Knockanure, Newtownsandes Co-op, Mr. Liam Nolan, Speedy’s Bar, Moyvane, Eliz & John Brosnan, Mary Sweeney & Knockanure Community Centre. Míle Buiochas!

Best Sellers Prizes of Easter Eggs went to pupils: Patrick Brosnan, Aaron Whyte, Clodagh Donegan Ward, Katie Keane, Ollie Moran, Aoife & Chloe Walsh, Rachel Horgan & Chloe Kennelly.

Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents Association also wish to thank the pupils of the school for selling lines/draw cards, the teachers and Ann Stack, Secretary for their assistance, the helpers on the day and the Community Centre for use of the building.

WORDS of song wanted by Pat Brosnan, I met Pat recently at Eigse Michael Hartnett in NCW, he sang a song at the Sonny Eagan performance and would love to get words of another song, friends please call to him.

DEATH took place on 8th April 2014 of Margaret (Peg) MULVIHILL (née Lynch) Blaine Bridge, Athea. Survived by her son Pat, daughter Cathleen, sisters Kathy and Ann, brothers-in-law, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews. Following Requiem Mass at  St Bartholomew’s Church, Athea. Peg Mulvihill was laid to rest at Holycross Cemetery on 11th April 2014.

DEATH  occurred on 12th April 2014 of Josie Stack née Walsh, Dooncaha, Tarbert. Josie is survived by her husband Michael, sons Thomas and Pat, daughters Helen, Joanne, Annetta, Marie and Marguerite, sisters Margaret and May, sons-in-law, nephews, nieces, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, Requiem Mass for Josie Stack was celebrated at St. Mary’s Church, Tarbert on 14th April, followed by interment in the adjoining cemetery. Josie was daughter of Pat Walsh of Barragougeen and Ellen Flaherty of Knockanure and was predeceased by brothers Pascal in Chicago and John P. in Moyvane.

DEATH: Imelda Collins, The Villa, Ballyvelly, Tralee and Moyvane, died on 14th April 2014, daughter of the late Jamie & Maudie, sister of Noel & John-Paul,  nephews, nieces, sister-in-law Eileen.

Prayer Service on Holy Thursday 17th April, Interment afterwards in Rath Cemetery. Requiem Mass will take place in St John’s Church, Tralee on Tuesday, 22nd April, at 10am.

DEATH:  Dick Collins Knockbrack, Abbeyfeale,  died 11th April 2014 in his 99th Year, survived by niece Margaret Farrell and family and cousin Teresa O’Neill. Requiem Mass for Dick Collins was celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church,  Funeral afterwards to Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale on 14th April 2014.

DEATH: ITA Danaher (Church Street, Abbeyfeale, on April 15th. 2014, sister of the late Fr. Seán Danaher and Mary B., deeply regretted by her brother Dick, sister-in-law Rhona, nephews, nieces, grandnephews, grandnieces.

DEATH took place on 17th April 2014 of Mary Costello Stack, Duagh, survived by her son Paul, daughter-in-law Marie, brother Tom, sisters Bridie, Nance and Kay. Grandchildren, James, Noranne, Edward and Mariah. Brother-in-law and sister-in-law. Liturgy of the Word on Saturday  for Mary Costelloe Stack was celebrated at St. Bridget’s Church, Duagh, burial afterwards in Springmount Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jimmy Crowley, Br. Angelus Keane, Hannah Connell, John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Bridget Teresa Carroll, Mass on Thurs. 24th at Knockanure 7.30pm for Laurence & Ellen Collins. Mass on  Sat. 26th 7.30pm for Jim Cunninghan & the deceased members of the Cunningham Family. Mass on Sun. 27th 10.00am for Timothy, Hanna & John Flaherty & the deceased members of the O’Flaherty Family and the 11.00am Mass is for Nora Walsh, Months Mind

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday  April 27th, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.

COACH TO KNOCK : Sunday April 27th. Leaving Tralee 7.30am. Contact O’Shea’s on 066 7180123.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins.11.00am Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor. 10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy. Collectors for Month of May: Vigil Ita O’Connell & Eddie Flaherty. 11am Julia Stack & Eileen Roche. Knockanure 10am Jeremiah Kennelly .

Parish Pastoral Council/Liturgy Group meeting will take place next Tuesday 22nd April at 8pm in the Presbytery. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.

Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00 to 7.00pm
Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

EASTER inspired sacred music concert in St. Mary’s Church of Ireland Killarney on Sat the 26th April at 8 pm. Kerry School of Music – All are welcome!

TRIP: West Limerick’s Knockfierna Heritage Society outing to Cobh on Sunday May 11th to include Mass in the Cathedral, a tour of Spike Island and a visit to the Grave of boxer Jack Doyle “The Gorgeous Gael”. As well as a visit to the Cobh Heritage Centre and the mass grave of drowned victims of the Lusitania, and will witness departure of one of the world’s largest liners. “Brilliance of the Seas”.  For details contact Pat O’Donovan N.C.W.  087 9977340,

FAMINE HISTORY ; Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society presents: Lectures entitled ‘Kerry Famine Girls – Ancestors of Generations of Proud Australians’ by Kay Caball, Member & Author, and ‘Mapping of the Great Irish Famine in Kerry’ by Michael Murphy, UCC, will take place in Tralee Library on Tuesday 22nd April at 7.30pm.

TAX: Moyvane Parish Fund is an eligible charity and as such the Parish can claim a refund of some of the Income Tax paid by Parishioners who have supported the Parish with donations of €250 or more during the year.  To claim this money from the Taxman, I need to have the CHY4 (Annual Certificate) completed. I will deliver these CHY4 Certificates during the coming week.  This time I can claim for both the PAYE and the self employed taxpayers.

THANKS: A Special Word of Thanks to Holly’s Gala Foodstore for the Altar Candle Donations for 2014.  A total of €420 was collected.  Well done Emma for continuing a very old custom.

TOMB: Sacred Space:We would like to draw your attention to the Sacred Space depicting the Tomb of Our Lord.  Our Sincere Thanks to Those who set up the Sacred Space.

LEGAL: A Solicitor will be in The Marian Hall on Tuesday April 22nd at 8pm to give a talk on all Legal Matters: Wills, Taxes, Shares etc etc.  This is an open meeting and all are welcome to discuss any legal problem.

THOUGHT: Courage is fear that has said its prayers. Karl Barth.

DRAMA: Abbeyside Players will be putting on one more night of their hilarious production, Too Close to Home by Jimmy Keary.  At Halla Tadgh Gaelach in Tournafulla on Sunday April 27th.

TALK on the Palatines will be given at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. 26th April at 8.30pm.

RAMBLING HOUSE Thursday 24th April at the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel from 9.15pm. An informal evening of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling.

TALK: Greenway development in Ireland ‘Lessons we can learn from the Spanish experience. This presentation will take place on Friday the 2nd May 2014 at the North Campus IT Tralee at 11:45am in the Solas building room.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE will celebrate the twentieth year of its traditional  Festival starts on Thursday 1st May and runs until Monday 5th May.

LIMERICK . On Thursday April 24th the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance marks its 20th Anniversary with “Splanc” a concert of Irish traditional music, song and dance. There will be more than 100 performers from 5 continents in Limerick.

PIPE ORGAN Music; April 27th, Daniel Battle – Sacred Heart Church, The Cresent, Limerick at 7pm -No Charge.

ST JOHN’S:  Drama, Thy Will Be Done, presented by the Fealeside Players, continues till the 26th. Thursday 24th ,We Banjo 3. Tuesday 29th Fr Tony Flannery CSSR and on Wed. 30th Listowel  Community College Band, details from 068 22566.

SENIOR Help Line: Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, Local 1850440444.  Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am to 10.00pm, 365 days a year.


NCW: inaugural Darkness into Light walk  will take place in Newcastle West on May 10th .

MAUREEN’S DAY TRIPS: “ I will be going on a day trip on Sunday, May 18, leaving NCW at 8.30 am for beautiful Mizen head, home to Dolphins, Whales Seals and a host of birds gannets, Kittiwakes, Choughs – the bird migration North-South flight path is just a mile off shore. Mizen Head Visitor Centre, Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

CLOSED Abbeyfeale Courthouse, native of Abbeyfeale, Judge Aeneas McCarthy sat on the bench for the last time in Abbeyfeale district court on April 9th 2014. The building was upgraded and re-opened in 1998. “Abbeyfeale is my home town Judge McCarty said. It is an honour tinged with regret that I am presiding over the last court here, he said. Twenty years ago, there were eight courts operating in the West Limerick area now Newcastle West takes care of all the business.

PRESIDENT: From Knockdown News, Athea News site

Thanks to my good friend George Langan for the following interesting bit of news. George says “ Wasn’t there a sense of pride on hearing President Michael D. Higgins mention one of our own fighting Irish when addressing the House of Commons last week. I refer to no other than Tom Kettle MP whose grandmother was one of the McCoy’s from Ballyhahill. I don’t know who drew up Michael D’s speech, maybe he had an input into it himself, he being an avid historian but it was moving to say the least. In addition I would like to add a few extra words quoting the great patriot himself who lost his life at the battle of the Somme in September 1916. Five days before he was mortally wounded he wrote the following lines in a letter home to his little daughter in Ireland, describing the soldiers going into battle he said ‘ Not for flag, nor King, nor Emperor, but for a dream born in a herdsman’s hut and for the secret scripture of the poor.’ and as Michael D alluded to – ‘Kettle died as an Irish patriot, a British soldier and a true European.

MINDFULNESS: The programme will be practical and will include guided body scan meditation, mindful breathing and mindful movement. Dates: 5 week programme – Tuesday 29th April

to Tuesday 27th May, Time: 7.30 pm – 9 pm, Venue: Ardfert Retreat Centre. To book a place, please phone Susan on 087 2838171. Or email: [email protected]


RECORD: Guinness World Records previously identified the oldest message in a bottle as dating from 1914. It spent nearly 98 years at sea before being fished from the water. Recently a bottle was found that a  20-year-old baker’s son Richard Platz  threw in the Baltic while on a hike with a nature appreciation group in 1913.

SCHOOL taken from Tablet. Page 19, 15th  July 1893

Boycotting a Kerry Parish Priest’s School.—At Tralee, on Saturday, a claim of the parish priest of Newtownsandes was traversed before the Grand Jury. He had been awarded £500 at the Presentment Sessions of the district in respect of injuries to the local school premises and their contents. After a lengthened discussion, the Grand Jury confirmed the award to the amount of £276. In the course of his evidence, Father Dillon, the parish priest, stated that since he had got possession of the school there had been constant disturbances in the parish and numerous malicious injuries. He himself had to put up with constant abuse and threatening language, culminating in the almost complete wrecking of the school, Father Dillon having to seek police protection, his life being in danger. On speaking of these annoyances at a “station,” a very large number of persons being present, Father Dillon was informed by a young man that, as they themselves had built the schools, they would do a& they pleased with them. Later on another youth observed that “the poor moonlighters are not too bad at all,” which remark elicited great cheering, it being evident that the moonlighting fraternity had the sympathy of these good sons of the Church. From the above, and the reports of the state of the adjoining county of Clare gathered from the proceedings at the Assizes, it may well be said that the demon of unrest and lawlessness is very active amongst these simple, but easily led peasants.

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