Knockanure Notes — 20th August, 2017

CHIROPODIST: In the Marian Hall on Fri 25th Aug at 10am. To book phone Eileen Quinn on 43472.

MASS on Fri. 25th at 7.30pm in thanksgiving in honour of Moyvane Church, which opened on 25th August 1956.

CONGRATULATIONS to Moyvane / Knockanure Indoor Soccer Girls U13 who won Pewter. Badminton Boys got Silver for Listowel and Badminton Girls, Silver for Listowel, and also Aoibhinn Larkin who done us proud in the National Finals of the Community Games. The National Finals on Saturday 19th & Sunday 20th August in the National sports campus, Abbotstown, Dublin. Kerry had 150 participants competing in Athletics (track, field & relays), Art, Cycling on grass, Duathlon, Handwriting, Model Making, Recitation, Music(solo & groups), Singing (solo & groups), Project u16 & Indoor Soccer U13. Thirty areas represented. The event saw over 4,000 participants arriving over the two days.

VINTAGE Day in Knockanure was a very wet day, but despite the weather a number of exhibitors attended. Great credit is due to all who attended and helped to continue the event, hoping next year will be better.

MATCH: Kerry supporters will be flocking to Dublin again this weekend, supporters of both teams had an exciting afternoon.

BLOOD Donation Clinic at Ballybunion Community Centre on 24th August 5pm to 8pm.

SYMPATHY: To Fr. Seán O’Sheehy, Listowel and his family on the death of their brother Brendan in the U.K. Remains of Brendan arriving at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel at Sat 2nd Sept at 11am with funeral Mass at 11.30am.

ANNIVERSARIES: Robert Moloney, Anne Browne, Bridie O’Connor, Con McSweeney, Fr. Michael Galvin, Fr. Billy O’Gorman, Brid McCarthy, Mary Olive Relihan, Jim Stack, Madge Fitzgerald, Sr. Agatha Stack, Edward Joe Nash, Liz O’Connor, Mick Barrett, Shane Courtney, Peggy Grego, William J Hudson, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Mary McLoughlin, Mass Moyvane – Tues 22nd at 7.30pm for Jim Murphy, Rathcoole & l/o Rhode, Offaly (Rec Dec) (brother to Olive Keane, Ashgrove); Sat 26th at 7.30pm for Paddy Barrett, Loughill (Rec Dec); Sun 27th at 11.00amfor Kitty Barrett, Lower Athea (Rec Dec) (mother of Cathy Hanrahan, The Hill)

Mass Knockanure – Sun 27th at 10.00am for Michael O’Connor, Balbriggan, and Direen (brother to Paudie O’Connor, Direen,)

SEARCH for Best Young Entrepreneurs of 2018, details from Local Enterprise Office or visit their web site.

FINUGE through the Ages, a special night at Teach Siamsa on 22 Sept. at 7.30pm, details from 086 3459447.

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX COMMITTEE will be bringing back the Showbands to the Complex on Thursday 31st August. Appearing on the night will be Shaun O’ Dowd, Red Hurley, Crystal Swing, Gina of the Champions, The Conquerors, Keith & Lorrain.

HOLY CROSS ABBEY: Bus will leave Causeway for pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey on Sunday, 27th Aug. – 9.00am. Contact 7131328 or 0879066476.

FUNDARAISING WALK FOR LISTOWEL BRANCH OF IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION will be held on Sunday 27th August . All monies raised stays local for local services

CD Launch Míchéal Keane (Rusheen) will host a sing along CD Launch in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Friday 25th August at 8pm. All proceeds will go towards Special Needs Children. Please support.

HOLY WELL: Horizons Wethers Well with Tommy O Connor 27Aug; Listen to Horizons Radio Kerry Sunday morning at 9am to as we explore the holy Well Tobar Na Molt – Wethers Well with Kerry County Librarian Tommy O Connor.

LOURDES: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Ray Browne 2nd – 7th Sept. ex Kerry Airport. Some seats available. Contact Janice 064 7758219.

HOSPICE 40th anniversary and 32nd Harvest Fair. On the 27th August 2017, the fair will be held on the grounds of University of Limerick Sports Arena with a theme of family fun, starts at 11.00am.

HERITAGE WEEK IN ABBEYFEALE: “A Park, a Monk, an Earl and a Princess” is an intriguing look at Abbeyfeale’s Natural Heritage of today as well as having a look into the past and those who walked our streets 200-800 years ago. Sunday August 27 at 2 pm sharp! Meet and Greet at Town Park. 2.15 Depart on Bus. 2.30 Arrive at Old Railway Station – Talk on Old Railway Station – Talk on Purt Castle / Earl of Desmond – Q & A. 3.15 Depart on Bus. 3.30 Arrive in Square – Talk on Old Abbey / Thatched Chapel / Fr Casey – Talk on Leahy’s Inn / Daniel O’Connell / Princess Belgiojoso – Q & A . 4.15 Depart on Bus. 4.30 Arrive in Town Park – Talk on Town Park – Talk on Ellis Estate – Q & A .5.15 Refreshments.

CARE: Diocesan Prayer service to commemorate World Day of Care for Creation in Tralee Town Park at 6.45pm on Friday 1st September.

TRIP to Holy Cross Abbey Tipperary in Honour of Our Lady of Fatima is on Sun. 27th August. The bus leaves from the bus stop in Abbeyfeale at 10a.m. if interested please contact Phil Herlihy : 087 1445072.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 23rd, AN IRISH HEART, Featuring Killarney singer Grace Foley, the programme will feature songs from Irish ballads to contemporary numbers. She will be joined by musicians Lucy Tanner – violin, Jayne Linehan – piano and Conor Linehan – guitar. Irish dancers Scott O Meara and Ciarán Quigley will also perform on the night. Fri 25th THE HENHOUSE PROWLERS. The best of American country and bluegrass from Chicago on banjo, bass, guitar and fiddle.

Sat 26th, AND ALL HIS SONGS WERE SAD. A play with music about the Listowel songwriter, Sean McCarthy who wrote 164 songs which cemented his fame throughout Ireland and beyond. Written by Matty Lennon, the play is produced by Richard Mansworth and presented by Dressing Room 1.

KIDS GO FREE CAMPAIGN This campaign allows all Kids (up to 19 years of Age) to travel for free on all scheduled Local Link It will run for 2 weeks – 14th August to 27th August (just before the kids go back to school) ? “Kids Go Free” campaign is an opportunity to promote the existing bus services in Communities all over Kerry and the Target Audience for this campaign is Children/young people up to 19 – under 3’s go Free as is normal. Parents / Grandparents / Guardians / Aunties / Uncles / Siblings / Baby-sitters /Carers of Children – who would like to take the kids out for a day.

HERITAGE Week 19 – 27 August 2017.

KERRY CAMINO GROUP: invite you to join us for a day trip where we explore the history and heritage of the Kerry Camino route as part of Heritage Week. This is a combined walk plus bus trip from St. Johns Church in Tralee to St James Church, Dingle and back on Saturday 26thAugust. Information and booking from: or

MOVIE: There will be a fundraising movie day on the 9th of September in Con Colbert Memorial Hall. This is in aid of the Limerick Neo Natal Unit and the Jack and Jill Foundation. The movie ‘Boss’ will screen for children at 3pm. Tickets €6 (includes children’s refreshments).

The movie ‘Raising Arizona’ will screen for adults at 7pm. Tickets €10 (includes glass of wine/beer).

Tickets are on sale at Horgan’s Garage, Athea or contact Annemarie at 087-9614131.

AGM; Athea Drama Group will hold their AGM on Monday, September 4th at the Library, Athea at 8pm. All members are asked to attend and new members are most welcome.

KNOW MARY, KNOW JESUS, DARE TO BELIEVE – This is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference which is being held on 2nd-3rd September in All Hallows, Dublin. This is a fantastic weekend packed full of interesting events and open to all 18-40 year old. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor two young people to attend. They will cover the travel and the full residential accommodation. Please contact Patricia at 0879048659.

EDUCATION: Free Day Time Education for Adults. Interested in returning to education to do your Leaving Cert or QQI Level 3 or 4? Tralee VTOS are hosting an Open Information Morning on Tuesday 29th August, 2017 from 10am to 1pm in Clash Tralee. Further information available at traleevtos or find us on Facebook.

SUPORT: next Bereavement Support Information Evening will take place in Milford Care Centre on Tuesday 22nd Aug 2017 from 7 -8.30pm.

AUSTIN STACKS GAA CLUB presents “Dancing Through the Decades, 1917 to 2017 ” on August 26th at 8pm in the Dome. Doors open at 7pm. Tickets from Rock Street Post Office, Garveys Rock Street or from Carmel on 087 9305214.

AWARE has a number of volunteer opportunities for the role of Support Group Facilitator in both Limerick and Ennis. Initial and ongoing training and support are provided. Training will take place

over three full days (September 16th, 17th and November 11th) at a Dublin city venue. Apply to

www.aware .

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL: On Saturday, August 26 we hope to visit the “Old Rail Trail” County Westmeath Greenway which links Mullingar with Athlone. Coach departs from Newcastle West, Market Yard at 8 a.m. If interested please contact Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344.

FREE FAMILY MINIBEAST SAFARI: Family Minibeast Safari with Limerick’s Biodiversity in schools expert Geoff Hunt in Coillte’s Curraghchase Forest park on Saturday, August 26, become a nature explorer using all your senses to take part in this Minibeast hunt for bugs, bees, butterflies, spiders, worms, frogs and more. This is a family event and booking with Seán Hartigan is essential, there will be a morning session starting at 11am and an afternoon session starting at 2pm, children to be accompanied by an adult.

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of each month from 9pm.

FLEADH: Garry McMahon mass was sung by the Listowel choir in Ennis Cathedral on Sunday morning August 20 at 10.30 as part of Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann.

MARY IMMACULATE COLLEGE ALUMNI REUNION 1957 TO 2012 on Saturday 7th October from 1.30 p.m. to 5 p.m. Contact alumni

GENEALOGY: Limerick Genealogy would like to invite you to The Genealogy Event at Adare, County Limerick from Thursday 31st August to Saturday 2nd September. Details on speakers, events and tickets can be found at

FLEADH Cheoil na hEireann 2016 in Ennis was an outstanding success, drawing almost 400,000 visitors to the town, recalling the magic of the 1956 and 1977 Fleadhanna. The Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann Ennis, 13 – 21 August 2017, was not just the best Fleadh yet, but maybe the best Fleadh ever! Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann is the most important event in the traditional music calendar. Many competitors have spent months of hard work and practice as they compete against fellow musicians, singers and dancers to achieve the recognition of being an All-Ireland champion.

Pictures from Fleadh 2017

Fleadh Ennis

THOUGHT: We must love them both, those whose opinions we share and those whose opinions we reject, for both have laboured in the search for truth, and both have helped us in finding it. – Thomas Aquinas.

NEWSPAPERS: Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Friday, September 17, 1880; Page: 2


TAKE NOTICE , that I, JOHN Mr Mulvihill of Knockanure, intend to make application at the next General Sessions of the Peace, to be held at Listowel, for the division of Listowol, on the 23rd day of October next, for a Certificate to enable me to obtain a License for the sale of Beer, Cider and Spirits by Retail, in my Dwelling house situate at Knockanure, in the parish of Knockanure, in the barony of Irraghticonnor and County of Kerry, and on the high road leading from Listowel to Tarbert and I propose as my sureties, Hugh Goulden and John Healy, both of Keolid, in said parish, farmers.

Dated this 4th day of September, 1880.

JOHN MULVIH1LL, Applicant. To all whom it may concern.

DEATH of Michael McElligott on 14th August 1912 at Albert Street, Mordialioc. Husband of Mary McElligott and youngest son of late Tom and Catherine McElligott of Newtownsandes. Taken from Argus Melbourne 19th to 15th August 1912.

WEDDING Monkmore; 4th son of James Gallivan of Patch Duagh to Margaret third daughter of Bernard Smyth, Pine Creek, Laura. Priest at wedding, Fr. O Dowling S T. Taken from South Australia Register Adelaide 8th may 1884.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Monday, April 11, 1881

LISTOWEL LAND LEAGUE.( Snippets from meeting)

The Rev. Arthur Moynihan, Adm. Listowel League, presided.

Regret at change of Head Constable Bloomer, he was zealous and less liable to err.

The attack by magistrates, that drunkenness was on the increase is false.

The Rev M 0’Connor, P P, who was cordially received, proposed the first resolution—”That this meeting records its emphatic condemnation of the practice on certain estates of serving writs from the superior courts for the recovery of rent by which the tenants already over burdened are involved in heavy and to many of them ruinous costs. In addressing an assemblage of North Kerry men it is hardly necessary to refer to the difficulties and struggles which the farmers of the country, had to encounter for the past four years. Those trials were due in some degree to the visitation of Providence, but they were mainly the result of rack rent and insecurity of tenure as regards the land”. In Kerry as in other places many landlords, instead of sympathising with their tenants in their present crisis, only add to their burdens by involving them in expensive processes of law.

Mentioned were Fosberry county surveyor of the County of Limerick and Mr Gun Mahony, of Kilmorna. Who is so inaccessible to his tenants as the Man in the moon.

A respectable farmer who was worth £800 or £1,000 in hard cash, his rent raised and now unable to meet his ordinary demands.

Poor Jeremiah Mulvihill an occupant on this estate, his cattle sold, the bill of costs amounted to £30.

A resolution was passed urging farmers not to send cattle to graze on lands held by landlords, or purchase meadowing from them.

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