Knockanure Notes — 21st July, 2016

CEMETERY Mass in Ahavoher on Monday 1st August at 8pm. Springmount Graveyard Mass on July 28th at 8pm. St. Marys Church Graveyard Tarbert, Mass on Friday 29th of July at 7.30pm.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE:  Meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday 25th July at 8.30pm.  All members are asked to attend.  A clean-up will take place in Ahavoher Cemetery on Friday 29th July at 7.30pm.  All welcome.

KNOCKANURE CEMETERY MASS: The fine weather was a delightful blessing, best evening since churchyard masses began. Fr. Brendan O Callaghan and Fr. Tom McMahon said the mass, as Fr. Kevin was sick. Thanks to all who contributed to the occasion and assisted in the preparations.

FR KEVIN is back again, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

GAA Knockanure  Lotto Jackpot was €14,600. No winner. Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 13, 15.

Lucky dip winners of €25 each were: 1. Julie Flynn, Kilmorna; 2. Maurice Sheehan, c/o Leens Hotel

  1. Frying Pan Fuss, c/o Kevin’s; 4. Teresa Whyte, Behins, Listowel; 5. Paddy Neville, c/o Kevin’s

Next jackpot will be €14,700. Draw to be held Friday night 29th July.

JOBS AVAILABLE:  There are CE Positions available at Fr. Casey’s GAA Grounds and Abbeyfeale Town Park. Positions Include Groundskeepers, Gardeners, Caretakers, Forestry and a Research Assistant.   Working Hours Flexible. Opportunity for up skilling as per DSP Guidelines.  Apply through local DSP Office, Fr. Casey’s GAA or the Town Park.  Contact 068  31799 or 087 928 2322

SEISIÚN:  The Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann sponsored traditional entertainment programme for the summer season.  Thursday nights at the Devon Inn Templeglantine.

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meet in the Rose Hotel (Fels Point) on Thursday July 28th.  All are welcome.

ANNIVERSARIES: Bridget Dewsnap, Margaret Twohig,  John Broderick, Fr. Denis Dwyer, Joe O’Connell, Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Eileen Hegarty, Catriona O’Connor, Jer Mulvihill, Anna Maria Houlihan, Benny Collins, Bridie Stackpoole, Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony, Kearney, Mary O’Sullivan. Moyvane Mass; Wed 27th at 7.30pm for Fr. Pάdraig Kennelly, 25th Anniversary of his Ordination.

Fri 29th at 7.30pm for Denis Corridan, Sat 30th at 7.30pm for Michael Murphy Cahersiveen.

Sun 31st at 11.00am Joan O’Keefe (nee Moloney).

Knockanure Mass on Sun 31st at 10.00am, Mass of thanksgiving for all who helped Fr. Kevin

during his recent illness.

BISHOP: Bishop Ray Browne will visit Tarbert and celebrate mass on Sat. July 30th at 6pm and on Sunday July 31st at 11.30am.

CLOUNMACON REUNION 1962 CLASS AND FILM “ROLLING BACK THE YEARS”:  Will be held in Clounmacon Community Centre on Fri 29th July at 9pm.  Film is 70mins long with footage of the children and people of Clounmacon in 1962.  Also the unveiling of a plaque and a guided tour of the black ditch will take place on Sat 30th July at 2pm at Clounmacon Community Centre.

NEW SANCTUARY CARPET: There is a new Sanctuary carpet fitted in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure.

ADORATION KNOCKANURE: Tuesdays 10.00am to 12noon.  MOYVANE: Wednesdays 9.00am to 11.00am, for August.

FINUGE festival runs from 28th to Aug. 1st ; July 31st Unveiling of Liam Tarrants Sculpture by Fr. Pat Ahern, Time 3pm, Venue, Teach Siamsa. Best wishes to locals Tom Moore and James Fogarty who are competing in the Story Telling competition.

RAMBLING HOUSE in Ballylongford on Sunday 31th at 9pm. Monday 1st  August

Rambling House Finuge, all Musicians & Singers most welcome. Time: 3.30pm – 5pm. West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

DRAMA at Seanchai every Thursday and Friday at noon, during July and August.

FESTIVAL: The 19th Dan Paddy Andy four day Festival in Lyreacrompane, as usual, over the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

LEGION OF MARY.   A conference for young adults 18 – 40 will take place at All Hallows College.  The Legion in Kerry wish to sponsor two.  Contact Patricia on (087) 9048659.

CONGRATULATIONS to Listowel man Alan Gleeson, who won three medals, two gold & a silver for the transplant Team Ireland during the week in the European Championships in Finland.

ST JOHN’S: Thu 28th “To Be Or Not To Be Warren Tweed” A new play by North Kildare based Kerryman, Frank Houlihan and presented by Hy – Breasal Theatre Co., Kildare.

ANNUAL DINNER FOR PRIESTS HOME FROM ABROAD will take place on Tues. August 2nd at 7.00p.m. in the Parish Centre, Church of the Resurrection, Park Road, Contact Diocesan Office at 064 6631168

OH TARBERT  –  is a new publication that will transpose you back in time to a Tarbert of yesteryear. This book is written by Tom Buckley, Oh Tarbert is being launched by Paddy Creedon in the Parochial Hall, Tarbert on Friday 29th July at 8.30pm. – Everybody Welcome.

REEK July 31: The annual Reek Sunday pilgrimage takes place on the last Sunday in July on Ireland’s holy mountain Croagh Patrick. Pilgrimage has been carried out for over 1500 years. Croagh Patrick has over 100,000 visitors annually with up to 20,000 making the pilgrimage on Reek Sunday weekend each year. This year’s pilgrimage on Sunday 31 July is taking place in the context of the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND Celebrating Holy Year of Mercy, 3rd to 10th October, 2016. Spiritual Director: Mons. Dan O’Riordan, Castleisland. For further details contact 021-4277700.

YOUTH: World Youth Day which will take place in Krakow, Poland, during 26-30 July.  The theme for WYD 2016 is “Blessed are the Merciful, for they shall obtain mercy” (Mt 5:7)

GAUGHAN: August 7th Radio Kerry’s Horizons at 9 Sunday Morning – The programme features Listowel born,  Fr Gaughan chatting about growing up in Listowel, joining the priesthood and serving in the Dublin diocese for the past 60 years and the many books he has written.

VCRs: Funai Electric, the last company known to make VCRs, is ceasing production.

THOUGHT: There is an old saying, “Say little, do much.” What we really ought to do is update and apply a version of that to our early approach. Be lesser, do more. Imagine if for every person you met, you thought of some way to help them, something you could do for them? And you looked at it in a way that entirely benefited them and not you. The cumulative effect this would have over time would be profound: From  Brett & Kate McKay.

Nation 1842-1897, Saturday, October 11, 1890; Page: 15


Just Published by James Duffy and Co., Dublin, Price One Shilling,

TEMPERANCE SONGS AND LYRICS, (Forty in Number). Second Edition. Greatly Enlarged. By the Rev. J. CASEY, P.P., Author of “Intemperance,” “Our Thirst for Drink,” ” Verses on Doctrinal and Devotional Subjects, and Other Poems.”

Opinions of the Press;. “This little volume contains much homely, direct, powerful moral teaching, clothed in simple verse. One of these songs well sung is worth twenty average temperance discourses, especially as they are set to such popular tunes as the  Wearing of the Green, John Anderson my Jo. &c.”—Catholic World.

” Father Casey is a vigorous and useful champion of this great cause of Temperance. He is thoroughly possessed of all the arguments and facts of the question. His verses startle one by their strongly marked unlikeness to the typical poetry of the day. They have nothing whatever of subtlety or languor, or fastidious workmanship. Plainness, directness, and vigour characterise the style throughout”— ‘The Lyceum.

“No name is better known or more popular in connection with the Temperance cause, than that of the rev. author of these excellent songs and lyrics. Father Casey has proved of signal service in the cause, and has advocated it with singular perseverance and with sustained practical vigour. The little volume now before us is, in all respects, fully equal to anything he has ever written before, and some of its pieces surpass in power, graphic earnestness, and telling imagery, any of the previous productions of his fertile pen. Whilst in some of his poems he can write with almost tragic intensity, as in his ‘ Drunkards Dream,’ he can yet be merry and playful as the most genial of our best known social humourists, and can laugh and be jovial over his water-drinking with the most evidently hearty zest.”—Freeman’s Journal.

—A Large Reduction made to Temperance Societies.

FLEADH Listowel 2016



1st Jack Mac Partaláin, Ormond, Tiobraid Árann

2nd Timmy Flaherty, Ballylongford/Tarbert, Ciarraí

3rd Morgan Sayers, Sliabh Mish, Ciarraí


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