Knockanure Notes — 21st February, 2016

CLASSES: Free computer classes for beginners in Knockanure Community Centre, if interested please call 068/49799.

ENROL: Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure :  Any parent wishing to enrol a Junior Infant pupil in this school for school year 2016-2017 is invited to call to the school this week between 9.30 – 12.30 to collect an enrolment form.  The completed forms must be returned to the school by the 16th of March.

40th ANNIVERSARY OF MURHUR New N.S:  The school would appreciate any old school class photos from 1975 onwards.  Please contact the school if you have any photos.

PARISH RETREAT EVENING IN ARDFERT:  On Wed 9th March, our annual Parish evening retreat will take place in Ardfert Retreat Centre from 7.30pm to 10pm.  A donation of €15 is made to Ardfert Retreat Centre.  Those interested in going please contact Nodie on 49352, Julia on 49301 or Eileen on 087/9313912.  If we have sufficient numbers a bus will leave Moyvane Church at 6.30pm.  Fr. Kevin will be attending this Retreat.

LOTTO results 19th Feb. 2016. Numbers drawn 19 – 11 – 4 – 30, No winner. Lucky dips went to:
Deirdre Lennon, c/o Kevin’s, John Dowling, Duagh, Mike Collins, Woodford, Listowel, Clare Geraghty, 37 Feale Drive, Listowel, Joanne Collins, 7 Pairc Luacre, Abbeyfeale, Next Draw 26th Feb Jackpot €12,500

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL BINGO FUNDRAISER will take place on Sunday 28th February at 2pm at Tarbert Comprehensive School.  Books are available to purchase at the school office or can be purchased at the door.

PARISH Office open most mornings, callers always welcome. Community Alert forms and details available also.

RAMBLING House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday, February 25th from 9.15pm.

DEATH has taken place of Patrick Roche of Benmore, Templeathea, Athea on 15th February 2016 aged  86 yrs. Predeceased by his brother Fr. Gerry (St. Patrick’s Missionaries).Survived by  his wife Josie, sons Eamon and Tommy, daughter Maura, daughter-in-law Yvonne, son-in-law Pat (Collins – Abbeyfeale), grandchildren Sarah, Adam and Liam, brothers Noel (Chicago and Athea), Christy (Chicago), and Michael (Charleville), sisters Kit McCartin (Chicago), Mary Anne Shanahan (Chicago), Eileen Naughton (Chicago), Nora Cunningham (Athea), Hannah Sheehy (Cabinteely and Athea) and Margaret Roche (Athea), brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Patrick Roche was celebrated at Athea Church on Thursday, burial after in Templeathea Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Joanie McKenna mother of Bill McKenna of Upper Athea on Tuesday 9th of February 2016. Joanie Mc Kenna née O’Grady, Glashnanoone, Lyrecrompane, Listowel & late of Tullig North, Templeglantine.

DEATH has taken place of Bernadette Cudlipp, Kilmorna, Listowel, Kerry / Dublin on 16th February 2016, mother to Rhiannon, Derren, Sorcha, Carraig, Rowanna, Muírioch, Fearghal, Angharad and Aibhilín. Her Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday 19th at St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh.
Reposing from Lyons Funeral Home, Derry, Listowel on Thursday, 18th February, from 5pm to 7pm with removal thereafter to St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh. Requiem Mass on Friday 19th at 9:30am.
Death took place on 16th February 2016 of Br. Clement (Francis) McCarthy, Presentation Brothers, Maiville, Turners Cross and Abbeyfeale. Death Mons. Tim Harnett, late of Smearla Bridge, Trieneragh who died in San Diego, California, recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Maggie Moore, Mary Carroll, Cathleen O Sullivan, Ned White, Mary Stack, Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim Quaid, Neilus Lynch, Bernadette O Sullivan, Mary O’Connell, John Morgan, Michael Kevin O’Connor, Tom Barton, Eamon Sweeney, Joan Buckley, Marie O’Callaghan, Jim O’Connor, Michael O’Donnell, Joan Scanlon, Nora Hurley, Mary Carmody, Peg Connor, Con Shanahan, John Behan. Moyvane Mass; Moyvane: Mon 22nd at 7.30pm for Tom O’Connor.                                       Wed 24th at 7.30pm for Eamon Sweeney, son Pat & wife Anna-Mai. Fri 26th at 7.30pm for       Bernadette O’Sullivan. Sat 27th at 7.30pm for Emma O’Brien. Sun 28th at 11.00am for Cormac O’Leary. Knockanure Mass; Sun  28th at 10.00am for Mary Carmody.

MOYVANE Mon 22nd 10am Stations with Communion; Wed 24th 7.30am Lenten Mass; Fri 26th  10am to 11am   Fr. Kevin available for Confession/Healing or a chat
KNOCKANURE, Tues 23rd 10am, Stations with Communion. Thurs 25th 7.30pm, Lenten Mass. Fri 26th 7.30am, Lenten Mass.

SIVE:  Staged by the Abbeyfeale Drama Group in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse continues on 23/25/27 and finishing on Sunday, February 28.

ATHEA DRAMA production of ‘The Hen Night Epiphany’  will be staged at Con Colbert Hall Athea on February 25/ 27/28 & March 3/5/ 6.  Directed by Oliver McGrath,

CONCERT will be held in St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on Friday 26th February at 7.45pm in aid of the Joanne McMahon Thanksgiving Fund. They include The Limerick Tenor Michael Nash, musician Charlie Reynolds. Jean O’Brien accompanist and Sinead O’Brien soprano. Michael Collins and family, Seamus Hunt, also the Ardagh Choir .

THE WIZARD OF OZ:  TY students in in Coláiste Íde agus Iosef, Abbeyfeale will stage their production of the Wizard of Oz onThursday, February 25 and Friday, February 26 with doors open at 7pm and show from 7.30pm

CONCERT: Traditional fundraising variety concert by West Limerick traditional singing club on Saturday March 12 in Fr. Casey’s GAA club, Abbeyfeale.

TRIP: World Youth Day will be held at Krakow from Monday 25th July to Monday 1st August. Participants must be aged 18 and over at the time of travel.

ST JOHN’S, 23rd to 28th Widows Paradise, presented by Fealside Players, more from 068 22566.

RALLY: Munster Rally for Life will take place in Cork on Saturday February 27th, assembling on The Grand Parade, Cork at 2pm, more from 085 8555095

CHOIR: The Palestrina Choir from St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, is regarded as one of the finest Cathedral Choirs in Europe. Since its founding in 1903 it has recorded and travelled extensively on Fri Feb 26th at 7.30pm in St Joseph’s Church O Connells Avenue, Limerick they present, an evening of sacred music.

GENEALOGY Showcase will be held at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland on March 4th at 7.30pm.

IFA County Executive AGM on 24th Feb. at Manor West at 8.30pm.

ICA Federation Kerry meeting at Muckross Community Centre on 28th Feb.

BEST WISHES on their engagement  to Mary O’Sullivan, daughter of Vera and Jim of Upper Athea and Jason Twomey, son of Bridie & Mike, Upper Athea.

A NIGHT OF MUSICAL MELODIES & LAUGHS GALORE! At the Tinteán Theatre, Ballybunion on Friday 4th March at 8pm. Fundraiser for Lisselton National School.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Names now taken for Occupational First Aid classes ( 068/23584.

A LECTURE entitled ‘Some Treasures of the Kerry Church’ by Prof. Salvador Ryan, Theologian and Author, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth, will take place in Killarney Library on Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm. Please note that this lecture was originally scheduled for Tralee Library but is now taking place in Killarney Library. All are welcome.

START YOUR OWN BUSINESS. Do you want to develop a business idea? Are you looking at self-employment as a career option? With the help of experienced business trainers, this programme will guide you through starting and managing a successful business.  The course will be run over 8 weeks (one evening per week) commencing on Tuesday 1st March from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at the Listowel Family Resource C entre. Further information from – Local Enterprise Office Kerry. Phone 066 7183522 or email: [email protected]

GET READY FOR THE CHARITIES ACT: West Limerick Resources is running two workshops for community groups to help them prepare for changes in regulation that come into force on April 16th.  Workshop 1 on Thursday March 10th from 7-9pm will look at the implication of the Charities Act on your organization and how to ensure you are compliant.  Workshop 2 on Tuesday March 15th from 7- 9pm will examine the Governance Code and how your organization could benefit by signing up.  Both workshops will take place in West Limerick Resources offices, St Mary’s Road, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick.  Contact: Irene at [email protected] or 087 2298204.
A.G.M of Tarbert Historical and Heritage Society was on Saturday 20th February at 7.30pm in the Bridewell, also there was a  screening of “MISE EIRE”.

ARDFERT: Year of Mercy: A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy continues on Wednesday Feb 24th at 7pm, Contact: Ardfert Retreat Centre 066 7134276.

FOUND: The old silver sanctuary lamp that the women of Tarbert parish had donated during Fr. Curtayne’s ministry, has been found and returned to the church. It had been removed during the renovation in 1977.

CELEBRATING THE JUBILEE OF MERCY AT KNOCK SHRINE Knock Shrine is holding a free weekend event on March 12th and 13th to celebrate the Jubilee of Mercy.

CHELTENHAM Preview night at Christy’s Bar, Listowel  March 6th.

LOUGH DERG one day retreats begin on May 1st, the three day retreats begin on June 1st, full details online.

NIGHT AT THE DOGS: Nadine Smith from Abbeyfeale who is a fourth year dentistry student at UCC is travelling to Kathmandu, Nepal with the organisation Work the World and twelve fellow students to work with residents there.  It is a long standing tradition of fourth year students in UCC to travel on a Dental Outreach programme to a developing country. As part of her fund raising efforts Nadine Smith has organised a Night at the Dogs at Tralee Greyhound Stadium, Saturday, February 27 at 7.50pm. Tickets available in local outlets including Annette’s Main St., Heavenly Gifts, Main St., Esther’s Boutique, Main St., Needles and Pins, Abbeyfeale. Then in Newcastle West they can be purchased in Scanlan’s Menswear, and in Listowel at John B Keane’s and also in Jackie Reidy’s Menswear, Castleisland.   Any queries please phone: 0879776831/ 0876273731. Your support is greatly appreciated.

SAGART LOURDES REUNION:   Sagart Lourdes Reunion in the Woodlands House hotel on Friday March 4.   Contact Mary on 087/7919414.

VIKING BOXING CLUB:  Training on Tuesday and Thursday nights in the old Flamingos.  Contact Noel 087 4360339.  All age groups welcome.

CAMOGIE CLUB: Then on Wednesday, March 2 the U 6’s will have training from 5-6pm.  Wear a helmet and bring a hurley.  Further information from Liz on 087 2482844.

VOLUNTEERS Overseas details from

GATHER BY THE FEALE:  The Gather by the Feale committee would like to hear from anybody interested in organising and running an event during the Gather by the Feale Festival in July 2016.  If you have any ideas please contact Orla Dennison 0878045013 at your earliest convenience.

GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENT: a gas pipeline connection from near Aughinish, Co. Limerick to Listowel is to be provided is most interesting.  An existing  operational gas pipeline crosses the railway line near Croagh, Co. Limerick and an obvious route for a connection to Listowel is along the old railway.

LIMERICK BEEKEEPERS:  Co. Limerick Beekeepers Association in conjunction with FIBKA proudly present Ian and Ruth Homer on their Nationwide Tour of Ireland.
They will present a lecture entitled “Beekeeping Then (1959) and Now (2015) – a reflective meander through 50 years of beekeeping looking at things which have changed …. and those which haven’t.”
This will take place on Friday, February 26 in the Castletroy Park Hotel at 7:30pm and all are welcome. There will be no cover charge and this will be of interest to anyone who has an interest in bees and beekeeping, not just beekeepers.
Ian with his wife Ruth have kept bees for 33 years in Dorset and in Northumberland. After a career as an Electrical Engineer, Consultant and Project Manager, Ian joined the National Bee Unit in 1999 and was a seasonal bee inspector in Northumberland, Tyne & Wear and Co. Durham, then in Devon, before becoming Regional Bee Inspector for Southern England and later Extension and Learning Officer, retiring from the NBU in July 2011.
Ian’s major interests are encouraging beekeepers to practice good bee husbandry and attempting to present beekeeping issues in a practical and straightforward way. He feels strongly that if beekeepers can develop a greater understanding of their bees, they will derive more pleasure from keeping them. He is currently an elected Trustee of the British Beekeepers Association.

THOUGHT: It is the duty of the pulpit to say the same things over and over and over again. They must be clothed in different phraseology, and illumined by fresh illustration, and approached by a new line of thought; but the things that are really worth saying must be said repeatedly.
Frank Boreham


North Kerry Football Board Officers 1989; President, Johnny Walsh, Ballylongford, Chairman, Bernard O Callaghan, Beale, Vice Chairmen, Joe Langan, Tarbert and John Stack, St. Senans, Secretary, Tom Fitzgerald, Finuge, Treasurers, Mikie Kennelly, Listowel, Connie Shine, Moyvane, Micheal Collins Clounmacon, Scor Officer, Danny Curtin, Ballydonoghue, P R O Robert Bunyan, Ballydonoghue, C. D. O. Tom Fitzgerald.

The 1983 North Kerry Football Final, played at Stack Park, Ballybunion, witnessed Moyvane bring to an end a 17 year baron period to claim their 15th  North Kerry Championship Title defeating Ballylongford by 0-9 to 0-5. Johnny Mulvihill was named Man of the Match with Joe Langan, Tarbert in charge of the whistle. Moyvane team were; Jody Fitzmaurice, capt, Noel Sheehan, Mike Mulvihill, Johnny Stack, Noel Larkin, Johnny Mulvihill, Eamon Fitzmaurice, Mike Flaherty, Thomas Mulvihill, Eamon Sweeney, Teddy Keane, Hamish Beaton, Paddy Mulvihill, Donal Mulvihill, Colm O Callaghan. Subs, Bobby Sheehy, Mike Scanlon, Ritchie Stack, Chris Larkin, Brendan Stack, Sean Walsh.

Killarney Echo and South Kerry Chronicle 1899-1920, Saturday, 16 November, 1912; Page: 9

LISTOWEL PETTY SESSIONS Licensing Act Prosecutions. The Poet of Knockanure.
(Before Messrs. J. Woulfe Flanagan, R.M., and J C. Harnett).  Drunks.  The following were fined for drunkenness :—Ellen Godfrey, Listowel, 7s. 6d.; Nora Flavin, 5s.; Daniel Hurley, 7s. 6d.; John Foley, Lixnaw, 5s.; Daniel Dowling, Ballinageragh, 7s. 6d.; Thomas Riordan, Foildarrig,5s.
John Connor, Duagh, was summoned for a like offence. Mr. Walsh, D.I.—The condition of Duagh on last Sunday was very bad from drunkenness, your worship. I wish to bring that under your notice. Mr. Flanagan—What was in Duagh last Sunday? Mr. Walsh—A funeral, your worship. (Laughter.)  The defendant in this case produced a pledge, and the case was adjourned for six months. Michael Galvin, Kilcaramore, was fined 5s. for two cases of drunkenness, and Daniel McAuliffe, 5s.; Thomas Sheehy, Duagh . 7s. 6d.
By the Doctor’s Orders. Constable Lillis summoned Thomas Harrington for drunkenness on the public Street. The defendant said he had the pledge for a long time, but he got sick, and was compelled to break it. Mr. Flanagan—Who compelled you to break it? Defendant—Dr. O’Halloran, sir. Chairman—I don’t think there is a doctor in the United Kingdom would ask a person to break the pledge as a cure for sickness. Defendant—He said I’d want a little drop of whiskey occasionally. (Laughter.) A man named Dillane, having got a character of high ” respectability,” was only fined 6d. for drunkenness ; Michael Brosnan, Coilbee, 2s. 6d.  Patrick Drury, the ” bard of Knockanure,” when called, came on to the witness table, and was charged by Constable Lillis with drunkenness. Mr. Flanagan—Was he as drunk as he is now? Witness-—He was worse, your worship. (Laughter.) The defendant (in a rather huskey voice)—Give us a chance. Mr. Flanagan—Is that his usual way of talking and getting on, or is he shamming? Witness—Oh, begor, your worship. ’tis no shamming at all—quite natural. (Laughter). He is drunk now. Sergeant Costelloe explained that the defendant was in the lock-up last night for drunkenness, and he was not “out of it” yet. (Laughter.) Mr. Flanagan—We’ll adjourn the case for a week. I think his head is not quite clear at present.
Defendant (bursting into impromptu “poetry,” as he descended with the aid of a friendly constable)—”Well, my dear, I’m not quite clear This day week I’ll be any clearer, And while I’ve rope I only hope The porter will be no dearer.
(Loud laughter.)

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