Knockanure Notes – 20th October 2013

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Devon Inn on 15th November.

PADRE  PIO  EVENING  MASS will be celebrated in Listowel Church on 24th   at 7.00pm, beginning with the Rosary and followed by Mass and Benediction.

GAA: Knockanure GAA Club held a great night at the Community Centre on 12th October 2013, to mark the 40th Anniversary of the 1973 Division 2 North Kerry Football Championship win. Attendance included, brothers Brendan and Willie Stack, brothers Michael and Pat O Connor, brothers Frank, Jim, Patsy and Maurice Collins, Tom O Connor Keylod, Jim Moore and his wife now living in Galway,  Also from Galway came Lisa Moore daughter of the late Willie Moore, Gerry Coen also made the trip from Galway. Anthony Maher Kerry Footballer presented trophies to the players to mark the 40th anniversary of their win, Jerry and Ann Woods sponsored the trophies. Fr Tom McMahon, Fr Brendan O Callaghan and Fr John Lucid were also in attendance. John Looney who travelled long journeys 40 years for training and to attend matches sang a song composed by Willie Finucane describing the match and  praising the players, while Gabriel Fitzmaurice sang a newly composed song extolling the virtues of the 1973 players. The Club would like to thank the Community Centre for providing their facilities and thank Maureen Stack and her staff for providing the meal.

WATER: An Taisce, An open meeting dealing with water conservation and saving energy in the home will take place at the Marian Hall on Tuesday 22nd October at 8pm. Guest speaker on the night is Susan Vickers of An Taisce

FANCY Dress, Halloween Party at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday 27th October at 7pm, entertainment from Tom Moloney –magician, followed by Disco, free gift bag for all kids, more information from 068 49799.

MISSION in Tarbert continues to 25th October. Morning Mass 7.30am. Evening Sessions, Monday – Friday 7.30pm.

RETREAT: Ardfert Retreat Centre   (1)  Further musings on the Crosbie Estate with Tommy O’Connor – Thurs 24 Oct at 8pm .  enquiries to 066 7134276.

JOURNALS: Athea and Ballyguiltenane editors are now collecting material for their December editions.

DEATH took place on 13th October 2013 of Marguerite Clancy (née Kennelly) Blackwater Villa, Doon Rd, Ballybunion. Formerly of Cloth Hall, Listowel. Wife of the late Michael G Clancy who died 31 years ago and mother of the late Michael. Marguerite is survived by daughters, Therese, Noelle and Elva, her sister Maura Donohue in Australia and brother Matt Kennelly at Cloth Hall, Listowel. Requiem Mass for Marguerite Clancy celebrated in Listowel Church, by Fr Spring assisted by Canon O Connor and Fr Hagerty, burial afterwards in Killehenny Cemetery, Ballybunion on 15th October 2013. Marguerite was predeceased by siblings, Jim, John, Stan, Maurice, Michael, Una and (Catherine) Cissy, their father John J was a native of Knockanure and their mother was from Lisselton.

DEATH took place on 3rd October 2013 of  Mai Mullane,( nee Shanahan of Glenbawn) of Templeathea. She was in her eighties , was predeceased by her husband Bill. Her requiem mass was concelebrated by her son Fr Denis Mullane  being the Chief Celebrant. Over 20 priests were in attendance at the mass and all joined in the beautiful singing with Maura and Donie Nolan and their group.  Burial followed in Holy Cross on 6th October 2013. Mai is survived by her sister Bridie, daughter Mary, sons Fr Denis, John, Liam and Gerard.

DEATH took place 9th August 2013 of Jerry Mulvihill
Legendary Irish Dance Master and long time Kings Park resident. Jerry was born in 1921 in Moyvane, son of Paddy Mulvihill and Mary Ann Kiely. He took his first steps in Irish dancing at the age of four from dance master, Joe Enright also a native of Moyvane. He later took lessons from Jerry Molyneaux. In 1948, At age 17 he won the Irish national championship in stepdancing. Jerry emigrated to the United States where he settled in New York City and then in 1969 to Kings Park, IL. It is said that his brother persuaded him to stay in New York. Jerry is survived by his sister Liza age 98 who now resides at St Ita’s and was predeceased by siblings Mick, William, Paddy, Martin, Mary, Lena and Hannie, they were First Cousin to the great musician Martin Mulvihill of Glin. Funeral mass was held at St. Joseph RC Church on Church Street in Kings Park.

ANNIVERSARIES: Frank Thornton, Jack Dunne, Nora Stack, Michael T Flaherty, Paddy Keane, Willie Harnett, Jerry Galvin, Michael O Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Paddy O Sullivan, Br. Austin Shanahan, Fr James O Keeffe, Br. Dan Hayes,Matt O Connor, Darragh Hennessy, Fr Michael Stack, Teresa O Sullivan, Mary Carroll, Fr Sean Ryle, Lar Buckley, Tony Mason, Hannah Connelly, Node Guiney. Mass on  Wed. 23rd  at 7.00pm for  Johanna Connelly & the deceased members of the Windle Family. Mass on Sat. 26th at 7.30pm for Michael, Daniel & Julia Mulvihill. Mass on Sun. 27th at 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am mass is for Nora Guiney & the deceased members of the Guiney Family.

CHURCH NEWS: Adoration Moyvane, Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure, Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.  Readers; Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure,10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald. Collectors for Nov. Vigil, Jack Shine & Myles Kearney, 11am Con Noonan & Den Hanrahan; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody.

MISSION SUNDAY Oct 20th, there are 1,500 Irish Missionaries in 83 countries at present, 60% of all health care in sub Saharan Africa for people living with AIDS is provided by the Catholic Church.

“THANK YOU” to Eileen Flaherty who has recently retired from supplying and arranging the flowers in Moyvane Church for the past 22 years. On behalf of all the parishioners, Fr. Lucid made a presentation to Eileen and thanked her for years of dedication to the Church. He wished her and her family, Good Health and Happiness for the future.

Eileen would like to convey a word of thanks to Emma Holly for collecting  the flowers for the Altar.

FESTIVAL: Moyvane Development Association; Our “21st “ Village Festival takes place over the October Bank Holiday weekend.
To Celebrate our 21st Festival an action packed weekend of events is planned for all ages: “Marquee Dancing”, Boro Buffet, Vintage Display, GAA & Soccer Matches, Hunt and many kiddies activities. See Posters and local media for full Programme.

BUS: Kerry Community Transport run a bus to Listowel weekly. Telephone Lo Call 1890 528 528 for pick up points in Moyvane.

COMPUTER: Benefit Four Computer Classes: A limited number of places remain to be filled in the benefit four computer classes to commence shortly at the Listowel Family Resource Centre. These classes will teach participants the basics of how to use Skype, Internet and Email. Further details from 068 23584.

WOMEN in Agriculture will hold a conference at Europe Hotel, Killarney on Oct.  24th, 600 are expected to attend.

SCHOOL: Ballyloughane N.S. Re-union. Sunday 3rd of November 2013. To mark the 150th Anniversary of the opening of Ballyloughane on the 11th of May 1863 a re-union event will be held in the Devon Inn on Sunday 3rd of November at 3.00pm.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 23rd, An Evening of Charles Dickens Ghost Stories Presented by Crowd Of Two Theatre Company, U.K., the programme features:  The Ghost in The Brides Chamber, The Trial For Murder, The Signalman among others.

Thurs 24th, Johnny Duhan, Just Another Town is regarded as one of the best Irish folk albums from the Limerick born singer songwriter who will perform works from the album on this tour.

Fri 25th, A Night At The Movies, The Finlay Ensemble perform an evening of Music from the Movies, with songs from classics of cinema like The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Harry Potter and even Mamma Mia! The performance will be accompanied by stills from the movies themselves. The Finlay Ensemble is Kerry’s only resident professional classical music ensemble is associated with the Kerry School of Music.

Tues 29th, Kennedys Children.To mark the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, Centre Stage Theatre Co., Belfast, present Robert Patrick’s powerful play on the survivors of the Kennedy dream.  His sudden death heralded a less promising future.

Thurs 31st, Gerry Carney – Singer Songwriter. A writer and singer of many memorable songs:  The Cottage By The Sea, The Flame It Just Flickered And Died and “Paddy”- Ireland’s most popular song since The Fields Of Athenry.

LOURDES: The Irish Pilgrimage Trust welcome applications from young people to travel as a guest on a holiday/pilgrimage to Lourdes at Easter 2014. Criteria to travel include but are not exclusive to; physical difficulty or illness (9-21yrs), learning difficulty (11-30yrs), and any social or emotional issue where the family consider that the guest would benefit from the experience(9-18 yrs). Completed  application forms must be returned by 31st October. Further information is available from Ashley on 086 1030740.

RELICS  of St Anthony of Padua were at  St Johns Cathedral, Limerick on Monday, 21st October 2013. It is part of a tour of Ireland which began in Dublin on Oct 17th.

CASEMENT CONFERENCE in Tralee from 24th to 26th Oct.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: Tralee will take place from Friday – Sunday, November 29th – December 1st at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street. If you have any empty hamper baskets which you do not need, they would be really appreciated, by the Bazaar Committee and can be handed into Parish Centre. .

EVENING OF REFLECTION AND SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED, including those touched by suicide, facilitated by Console. Tuesday November 12th at 8pm in St. John’s Parish Centre. Tralee.

THOUGHT: Thank God for sleep! And when you cannot sleep, still thank Him that you live to lie awake. John Oxenham.

Much violence is based on the illusion that life is a property to be defended and not to be shared. Henri J. M. Nouwen.

PUBLIC Tenders worth 12 billion a year, only one in twenty Limerick companies secured state contracts  last year.

NZ Tablet 8 Sept. 1893

Death has just removed Miss Goold one of the most esteemed of the ladies in the County of Limerick. Her aim was ever to promote industrial work among her tenants in Athea and Dromcologher, In Limerick she aided the lace factory established by Hon Mrs Vere O’Brien, and materially assisted the admirable undertaking of Lady Aberdeen in the Irish Village at the World’s Fair, Chicago. Miss Goold was aunt of Lord Dunraven, daughter of the late Archdeacon Goold, and grand -daughter of the eminent lawyer, Mr Sergeant Goold, contemporary at the bar of the illustrious O’Connell. In the city of Limerick she had troops of friends beyond the circle in which she moved who will not forget her kindly, courteous, accomplished manner, her generous disposition, her gracious liberality, her warmth of heart that sympathised with her country’s sufferings. She did all she possibly could to assist the people, and was thoroughly Irish in heart and sentiment. She was a constant visitor to the churches and convents of the city of Limerick,

Gabriel Fitzmaurice sings

Listowel Mission Parade


  1. Matt McMahon says

    Congratulations on the new website – great work!! I visit it every week, especially to read the Knockanure Notes.

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