Knockanure Notes — 20th September, 2015

PARISH Meeting in the Marian Hall on 22nd September at 8pm all welcome.

LOCAL schools are all decorated in the green and gold. Students  have expressed their pride in a host of artistic pictures.

CHOIR: Dursey Male Choir will sing at 11am Mass in Listowel on Sunday 27th Septmber.

PADRE PIO Night Listowel  on Thursday 24th at 7pm and St. Padre Pio Mass Lixnaw Wed Sept 23rd at 7.30pm  Anniv. of his death.  He died at 2.30am, 1968 with the words “Jesus and Mary” on his lips.  The witness on the night will be given by Fr. Kevin McNamara The novena continues for 10 sessions until June 2016.

SECRETARY of Parish: Jacqueline is our new Parish Secretary contact 068 49308 during office hours.  Notices for  Newsletter to be sent or handed in for 10.00am Thursday. Office hours, Monday  10.00am – 12.00 noon. Tue 10.00am – 1.00pm.  WED  Closed. Thursday 10.00am – 12.00noon. Fri. 10.00am – 1.00pm.

WET Weather is causing much anxiety to stock owners. When the Island in listowel is waterlogged it’s a bad sign, wetland with heavy stocking is in poor condition.

BLOOD Donations at the Brandon Hotel from 21st to 24th, details from 1850 731137.

DEATH took place on 13th September 2015 of Margaret Mullins nee Stack of Dunganville, Ardagh and Moyvane. Predeceased by her husband Johnny, survived by her brother Eddie Stack of Moyvane Village, sisters in law, brother in law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Margaret Mullins was celebrated in Ardagh Church on 16th September, Margaret was laid to rest in the nearby cemetery, Ardagh after mass.

DEATH of Brendan Daly on 13th September 2015, secretary of Listowel race committee, he always worked in the background, but everybody knew he was a key figure in the success of Listowel Races.

DEATH of Joan O’Keeffe, late of Leitrim Middle, who died in Kent recently.

DEATH of Billy Buckley of Tarmons, Tarbert on 12th September 2015, he was predeceasaed by his wife Elizabeth. Survived by son Tom, daughters Maureen, Bridget Ann and Elizabeth, brother Arthur and sisters Mary and Kitty. Billy Buckley was a great supported of the Monthly Social Day in Knockanure.

DEATH of Margaret Daly, Knockane, Listowel, daughter of the late John and Mary Daly Knockane, Listowel, died, September 16th, 2015 at Fatima Nursing home, Tralee. Survived by her sister Noreen Moran, Keylod Moyvane, Joan OKeeffe ,Moybella Lisselton. Sister in law. Mary Daly, Listowel, Nieces , nephews, cousins grandnieces and grandnephews, the community of the Cross and Passion sisters. Pre – deceased by Mort , Donal , Fr. Pat, John Fr. Tom and sister Mary. Requiem mass for Margaret Daly was celebrated on Friday September 18th at St Mary’s church, Listowel and burial afterwards in St. Michaels cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH occured on 17th September 2015 of Moira (Cis) Griffin nee Sheehan, Coolagowan, Listowel and late of Bunglasha, Duagh and Carrueragh, Kilmorna. Pre-deceased by her husband, Tim and brother Jackie. Survived by her daughters Kathleen and Maria, sons Timothy and Seamus, sister Betty, sister-in-law Mary, nieces, nephews, Requiem Mass for Cis Griffin was celebrated on Sunday the 20th of September in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget O Connor, Kevin O Donovan, Mary Fitzelle Soder,Mary J Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Alphonsus O Kane, John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Dan Joy, Maeve Goulding, Michael Kiely, Tom Dillon, Jim Hudson, Brendan O Carroll, Catherine Mulvihill, Paddy Leahy, Tom Fitzgerald. Mass at Moyvane  on Mon.  21st at 7.30pm for Nellie O’Connor,  Mass on Fri. 25th at 7.30pm  for Joan McEnery. Mass at  Knockanure Thurs. 24th      7.30pm, Thanksgiving Mass.

MASS: Special memorial/funeral mass for the late Benny Collins (son of Mary Ellen & Denis) of Churchtown, Athea, will be celebrated here in St Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Saturday, Sept 26th at 2pm.  Benny died  in Wales a few weeks ago.

MASS: Our Harvest Festival Masses in both Churches will be on Sunday, October 4th – 10am Knockanure and 11am Moyvane.

READERS: Moyvane, Sat 7.30pm Eileen Collins & Annie Coulson; Sun. 11am Philip Kiely. Knockanure,  Sun. 10am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan

COLLECTORS October, Moyvane: Sat. 7.30pm Noreen O’Flaherty & Margaret Mulvihill. Sun. 11amTom Walsh & Mike Walsh. Knockanure: Sun. 10am Liam Nolan

ARAS MHUIRE Charity concert at Tintean, where the Dursey Male Voice Choir will perform at 7.30pm on 25th September.

GLORACH Theatre in Abbeyfeale, new play opening on September 30th.

ACTING: Conor McGrath whose ancestors came from Gortdromasillihy and Athea recently got a lead role in his first professional theatre show  according to his mother who goes by the name Bridget Brightfire on Facebook.

RAMBLING House at Seanchai on September 24th.

RACING at Ballylongford on September 27th.

DANCING: dance classes for beginners at Top of the Town Athea on Monday nights starting Monday, September 21 from 8-30 to 10-30pm. Set dancing for advanced dancers at the GAA Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale on Wednesday nights starting September 23 from 8-30 to 10-30pm.Social dance classes at The Railway Bar Abbeyfeale on Tuesday nights starting September 29 from 8-30 to 10-30pm, contact 087-9267037 or 087-6101936.

ECLIPSE of the Moon can be seen on 28th Sept. from 2am to 5.30am.

BUS to Listowel from Knockanure every Wednesday c 10.15 am, book at 1890 528 528.

PLOUGHING Match in Laois from 22nd to 24th September.  Owen Stack, Duagh will be running a bus to the Poughing Contact 087 2522402.  Tom O’Connor, Cratloe will also take a bus, contact 087 2632096, 086 1032436.  See local notice boards for more buses.

SINGING: 7th annual Garry McMahon singing weekend which takes place this year from October 16-18.
West Limerick Singing Club are now holding their monthly singing session on the first Friday of each month at the Ramble Inn, Church St., Abbeyfeale  from 9pm.

INTERNET for farmers , details from 066 712087.

SET DANCINNG Clounmcon began on 2nd of Setember.

SHANNONSIDE WOMENS GROUP will hold a used clothes collection on Thursday 24th Sept from 8am to 10am in the Church carpark, Tarbert.  Proceeds of this collection will go to the Leah Carmody Fund and your support will be greatly appreciated.  All clean ladies, gents & children’s clothes, shoes, bags, sheets, curtains etc are acceptable.

REFUGEES: Donate clothes/shoes to the Moyvane Youth Club.  You can drop them into the collection kiosk in front of Denis Mulvihill’s Garage opposite Moyvane Church.  The Youth Club are donating all they collect between now and Wednesday 30th to the Refugee Trust going directly to Refugees.

FORUM: The Global Irish Economic Forum will take place from November 19 to 21 and will bring together more than 300 leading Irish and Irish-connected figures from across the globe in Dublin to play their part in building on Ireland’s recovery.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 24th, The Best of Traditional with Niamh Dunne and Sean Og Gragham. Fri. 25th, Jack L in Concert. Wed. 30th, The Singing Harp- A Yeats Celebration, more from 068 22566.

NATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS 2015 (KNOCK) The National Eucharistic Congress will be held in Knock on Sat 26th and Sun 27th of September. Full programme of talks, workshops and prayer. Dedicated Youth Programme, Children’s Programme and events for Families. Admission free. All welcome. For full details visit:

MUSIC: Cherish the Ladies 10/10 in  Killarney, at The INEC, Nathan Carter Weekend.

COURSE IN PASTORAL MINISTRY-There are still a few places available!! If you would like to learn more about your faith and to develop your skills in ministry, this is the course for you. Our aim is to nourish and develop the faith and skill of adults so that their experience of being involved in parish is enriched, and share their talents and gifts more effectively. The course will take place in Listowel on Wednesday nights, 8-10pm. For more information, check out or phone Diocesan Pastoral Centre @064 6632644 or email

CORK & KERRY CHARISMATIC RENEWAL CONFERENCE will take place in the Cork International Airport Hotel on Saturday/Sunday, Oct 17th & 18th. Theme “Eucharistic Amazement”. Main Speakers: Fr Jim McManus, CSsR, & Marie Beirne.

MEN AND WOMEN new beginning for who have suffered the loss of a loved one through death, separation or divorce.  This support takes place at Ennismore Retreat Centre, Cork from Fri, Oct 2nd to Sun. Oct. 4th.  It helps people to work through the grief process and to discover for themselves that merely “existing” in life can be transformed into “living” a new life, though a different one. For info (087) 9886480

WIND FARM: Airtricity would like to invite applications from community based projects, in the locality of their Athea, Dromada, Tournafulla and Rathcahill wind farms in County Limerick. Applications will be accepted within a 20km radius of the wind farms for projects that have an energy efficiency or sustainability theme, however preference will be given to projects within 5km of the wind farms. To find out more about how to apply, please contact Community Development Officer Anne Reynolds, Tel 01 655 6556 Email [email protected] The closing date for the 2015 Community Fund is Friday 25th September.

PAVED: Michelin paves the way at Yellowstone National Park Greenville, SC – Old Faithful, one of the world’s most iconic natural wonders, now has an even more ecofriendly surrounding thanks to the installation of a newly paved walkway that creates a porous, clean and flexible surface that uses recycled Michelin tires along with other materials. Unlike asphalt, the new pavement, called Flexi-Pave.

COLUMBAN Newsletter extract; The French film Des Hommes e Des Dieux (Of Gods and Men) depicts the last days of a Trappist monastic community in Tibhirine, Algeria, where seven of its nine monks were kidnapped and assassinated in 1966, during the Algerian War. The monks lived in a predominantly Muslim environment, and while living a life of contemplative prayer, also offered medical and other services to the peaceful neighbouring village community. The film depicts a dialogue and discernment among the members of the monastic community as to whether they should stay or leave when their lives were threatened by a fundamentalist group operating in that area.

That film gives us some idea of what Columban and his monks experienced when they were in conflict with the local Frankish kings. Those conflicts finally resulted in the expulsion of Columban and the surviving Irish members of his community. Columban did not want to leave; he had lived more than twenty years in that area. However the king’s soldiers forced him and his companions to journey as far as Nantes, and to be placed on board ship for the return voyage to Ireland. However, as his biographer relates, the ship ran into a sandbank and the captain eventually refused to sail with the monks on board. So Columban was able to journey again by a different route across northern Europe, to the Rhine and further south to Italy

THOUGHT. And each one should confidently make known his need to the other, so that he might find what he needs and minister it to him. Francis of Assisi

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