Knockanure Notes — 20th December, 2015

HAPPY CHRISTMAS to all our readers, thanks to all who helped me with the notes. Looking forward to working again together in 2016.

CHRISTMAS Mass; Moyvane, Thurs 24th Christmas Eve   6pm Special Intention. 9pm    Special Intention. Fri 25th Christmas Day at 11am, Special intention. Knockanure; Thurs 24th Christmas Eve 7.30pm, Mass (Special Intention).Fri    25th     Christmas Day 10am Mass (Special Intention). Sun    27th     10.00am    Healing Mass for all our sick. Moyvane Monday 28th 11am Sick of Parish, Tuesday 29th No Mass.

KNOCKANURE SACRISTAN ENVELOPES:  available at the back of the Church in Knockanure.

COLLECTION: The Samaritan Collection will take place as usual on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

KERRY SAMARITANS:  say thank you to all who gave generously to support their work in 2015. The Samaritans are always contactable, day and night, via the free call number 116 123.  You can also call in to our Centre at 44 Moyderwell, Tralee.

REMEMBER all who are sick and those unable to have a happy Christmas, bereaved families, miss their loved ones especially at this time.

DEATH took place of Anne Cunningham (née Fitzsimons) of Kilbaha, Moyvane on 14th December 2015. Anne was predeceased by her husband Jimmy and brother Tony. Survived by children Caitriona, John, James, Margaret (Ahern), and Mary, son-in-law Tony, daughter-in-law Siobhán, grandchildren, sister Helen (Bourke), brothers Michael, James, John, Tom and Pat, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces, relatives, neighbours, and friends.
Requiem Mass for Anne Cunningham was celebrated on Friday the 18th of December at Moyvane Church, by Fr. McNamara P.P. assisted by Canon O Keeffe. Sean Ahern sang the hymns and Sr. Consolata played to organ. For over 50 years Anne has been playing the organ in many churches in the district. Anne was laid to rest in Ahavoher Cemetery beside her husband Jimmy who died in 2006.

DEATH took place on 13th December 2015 of  Tom Mulvihill, Oaklands Nursing Home, Woodgrove & Aughrim, Moyvane.
Following Requiem Mass on Wednesday at Moyvane Church. Tom Mulvihill was laid to rest in Murhur Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH of Ron Kennelly recently, his father John was born at Barragougeen, Moyvane, he immigrated to Melbourne and both father and son were involved in politics in Australia. Ron is survived by two sons and a daughter. Their cousin Con Kennelly of Tarmons, also had two daughters working for the government in Sydney.

DEATH took place on 17th December 2015 of Eddie Carmody of Ballyline Ballylongford and formerly of The Hill Moyvane. Survived by his wife Betty, sons Sean, Aidan, Noel, and Raymond, daughters Marie (McCarthy) Listowel and Eilish (Lyons) Listowel, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, brothers John and Con, sisters Marie, Noreen and Liz, nephews and nieces, Requiem Mass for Eddie Carmody was celebrated at St Michael’s Church, Ballylongford, on Saturday 19th December, Eddie was laid to rest at Lislaughtin Abbey.

Death occurred on 16th December 2015 of Mary Walsh (née Foran) of Sallouglen, Tarbert and late of Shronowen, Listowel. Mary is survived by her husband Connie, son Michael, daughter Mary-Carmel, brother John, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces.

Death has occurred of retired Cigire Scoile, Chrissie Nolan a native of Loughnanes, Lisselton on 16th December 2015. Following Requiem Mass at Ballydonoghue Church on Saturday, Chrissie Nolan was burial in Killahenny Cemetery, Ballybunion.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Basil McAuliffe, Eileen Moriarty, Michael Collins, Ted Brosnan, Liam Foley, Noreen Buckley. Jim Sheehy, Sr. Marguerite Shine, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Michael Brosnan, Sr. Carmel Beasley, Jack O Brien, Michael Dalton, Bridget Finucane, Tom Walsh, Mary Moriarty, Margaret Lynch, John Behan, Dan Shine, Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillon, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEvoy, Jim Kelly, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Michael Flanagan. Mass in Moyvane;     Church of the Assumption Moyvane: Mon21st at10.00am for Jack O’Brien, The Village (Anni). Wed     23rd     7.30pm for Denis McEnery, Tubbertoureen (Anni). Sat 26th St Stephen’s Day at 7.30pm for Maureen & Ned Sheehy Leitrim Middle (Anni). Sun    27th     11.00am for John Joe Behan, Aughrim (1st Anni). Knockanure Church Mass; Tue 22nd at 7.30pm for Hannah & Ned Quinn, Beenanasbig (Anni).

HAPPY Retirement to  Anne Prendiville N. T. who has taught at Murhur School for 33 years.

BEST WISHES to John & Nora O’Connell, Gortnagross who celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary recently.

THANKS to Fr. Lucid and Fr. McNamara and all the voluntary parish workers.

JOURNALS: Athea,  Ballydonoghue and Knocknagoshel Thirty Two Journal are again available locally. Knocknagoshel magazine has 83 pages, packed with articles and pictures. Ballydonoghue Magazine is all in colour and would take a week to browse through it.

TENORS: The Celtic Tenors will perform in Concert in Shanagolden Church on Wednesday 23rd December at 8pm,

CORN NA FEILE:  Abbeyfeale coursing club will hold the 44th Corn Na Feile Coursing Meeting on Monday and Tuesday, December 28 and 29. Coursing on both days will start at 11.30am.   Then on Saturday, January 9 from 9.30pm the annual coursing dance with dancing to  Joe O’Keeffe band

TRAD:  December 27 a Trad night is planned for Fr. Casey’s GAA Clubhouse here in Abbeyfeale.

WALK: New Year’s Day  Coiste na nÓg Athea  will be holding a “Winter Wellie Walk” starting at the hall Athea, at 12 noon. Another New Year’s Day walk from the Rambling House Knockfierna, at 2.30pm and all are welcome to attend. People are asked to meet at Ballingarry Hall at 2.15 and after the walk a rambling house session will be held. This event will mark the 30th anniversary of the first session held there in 1986.

WRITERS WEEK; are now inviting entries for The Pigott Poetry Prize 2016. The Prize is for the best book of poetry by an Irish Poet (both North and South), published between 1st February 2015 and 1st February 2016.
The Poet of the winning collection will be awarded the top prize of €5,000 at the Opening Ceremony of Listowel Writers’ Week on the 1st June 2016. The Closing date for receipt of entries is Wednesday 3rd February 2016.

TALK: The Diocese of Kerry will host a public talk given by Martina Lehane Sheehan, author and psychotherapist on Tuesday Jan 12th at 8pm in The Gleneagle Hotel, Killarney.

ENDA  Kenny On 8 December 2015, plans to negotiate ESO Membership when he launched Innovation 2020.

QUEEN aged 89 starts signing her 800 Christmas cards during Summer holidays.

SPECIAL LISTOWEL PARISH CHRISTMAS NEWSLETTER & PARISH CALENDAR 2016.  We invite you to take home the Christmas Newsletter & Parish Calendar 2016.

PAST PUPILS ST. JOSEPH’S SECONDARY SCHOOL: especially those who attended in 1960’s and who may have been classmates of the late Mary Cummins are invited to an informal get together at Kilcooleys Country House Hotel, Ballybunion on Friday 15th April 2016 in conjunction with Women in Media.  Contact for further info:[email protected]

THINKING OF THE PRIESTHOOD? Maybe you have been thinking about the Priesthood as a way of life for you? Maybe you have felt you are being called? You are invited to St. Patrick’s College, Thurles, on Feb 5th and 6th, 2016. This event is an opportunity for you to ‘come and see’. We start on Feb. 5th with dinner at 6.30pm, followed by some time for prayer, meet others thinking of the priesthood and some recently ordained priests.  Stay overnight. On Feb 6th there is prayer, breakfast, a brief talk on discerning a vocation, preparation for Mass, lunch, discussion, depart. For more information contact Fr Michael Moynihan PP, Glengarriff at 087 6551902 or Fr Liam Comer, PP Dromtarriff, 087 2401246.

THOUGHT: Keep a diary of the little things your partner does that you’re grateful for, read it the next time you feel like criticising them.

BOOKS: The little library functions as basically just a neighbourhood book exchange. The idea is that someone will take a book that piques their interest, and sometime in the future return either that book, or a totally different one.

WILLIAM FITZGERALD of Lahardin, Co. Clare and Moyvane, Co. Kerry and had issue:  1.  Thomas, Lieutenant, 40th Madras Native Infantry, b. 19 Jan 1804 at Kilmanaheen, Co. Clare, served at Coorg 1834, d. unmarried 11 Jul 1834 at Ootacamund. 2.  George, b. 1805, d. 1812.

FROM: The Times 12th July 1879
We have to record the death of Captain Stacpoole, M.P. for Ennis, which occurred on Thursday night at his residence, Carlisle-square, Chelsea. The hon. member had been ailing only a few days. Captaoin Stacpoole was the eldest son of Mr. Andrew Stacpoole, of Ballyalla, county Clare, by his marriage with Diana, daughter of Mr. D. Finucane, of Stamer-park, in the same county, was born in the year 1830, and was educated at Cheltenham College and at Trinity College, Dublin. He was for some years a Captain of the Clare Militia, and also a magistrate for that county, but about seven years ago was “superseded” in the commission of the peace at his own request. He had sat for Ennis in the Home Rule interest for upwards of 19 years. Captain Stacpoole married Miss Mary Ann Catharine Winifred Hennessy, eldest daughter of Mr. Charles Hennessy, of Leamington, Warwickshire. His death causes, of course, a vacancy in the representation of the borough of Ennis.

DEATH: The Times 16th September 1980. Mr. Edmund Painter Stacpoole, CBE, who died recently at the age of 78, deserves tribute for the selfless and matchless service he gave to Britain’s parliament, government and press as the Lobby correspondent of the Press Association for 30 years.
He joined the PA from the Southend Times in 1924 and was sent to Westminster in 1936. From then until his retirement after the general election of 1966 he carried the immense burden of that job day and night, serving morning and evening papers, entirely on his own. Never once during those years of receiving non-attributable briefings and private confidences did he betray a trust. Nor did his patience ever reach its limit, even at times of intense pressure like the Suez crisis of 1956.
Staccie, as he was known to prime ministers and PA messengers alike, played a vital part in giving the PA its reputation for total reliability. With it all, he possessed great kindness and an exceptional sense of humour. And his generosity made him pick up a junior colleague’s dinner bill as readily as he would share his knowledge with him.
His marriage in February 1979, to Enid Hanson give his last 18 months an exceptional dimension of happiness.
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