Knockanure Notes — 21st September, 2014

HOPE all will return safely after a great race week, it was pleasure to meet so many who return to visit us annually.

ST. PADRE PIO Devotions in Listowel will take place on Thursday evening 25th September  at 7.00p.m.  Beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

SAMARITANS information evening on Wednesday 24th September at 8pm. at the Carlton Hotel, Tralee. Should anyone require further information you can contact them on 086 8114967.

RACES in Ballylongford on Sept.28th.

EARTH WEEK for Kerry Diocese  continues to 28th Sept. 2014.

BLOOD donor clinic due to be held  in Listowel Arms Hotel on Sept. 22nd/23rd from 6-9pm.

ST PIO devotions in Lixnaw Sept. 23rd at 7.30pm, This date is the anniversary of his death in 1968.

SERVERS ; (Moyvane)  A meeting for the Parents of Altar Servers in Moyvane will take place on Tue 23rd Sept at 7.00pm in Moyvane Church. Parents of any boys or girls who are interested in becoming Altar Servers are also asked to attend or contact Jacqueline on 087 4122269 or Bernie on 087 6287410.

I.C.A.  Next meeting on Tue 23rd at 7.30pm.

CLUB: Moyvane Juvenile Badminton Club: Registration for 2014/2015  will take place at Moyvane Community Centre on Wed 24th Sept between 7.00pm – 8.00pm

NEW MOON on the 24th, everyone are singing the praises of the marvellous weather.

YOUTHREACH – Are you aged 15-20? Have you left school and want to return to full-time education? We offer FETAC Level 3 & 4 Certification; Learning support; Literacy & Numeracy; Indoor & Outdoor Activities.  Contact KDYS Listowel tel: 068 23744.

 ST MICHAEL’S  College  Listowel, Open Night will be held on Thursday 25th Sept from 7.30pm to 9.00pm. Meet the teachers and view the fantastic facilities within the school. All are welcome.

DEATH took place on 16th September 2014 of Paddy O’Halloran, Kilmorna. Survived by his wife Bridie, daughters Ann and Martina, sons Tim and PJ, sons-in-law and daughters-in-law, grandsons Martin, Jake, and Luke, brother and sisters, sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Paddy was celebrated on Friday the 19th of September at Bridget’s Church, Duagh, followed by burial in Springmount Cemetery, Duagh.

ANNIVERSARIES:  Mary J Cronin, John Joe Cronin, Maurice McKenna, Donie Relihan, Richard V Cantillon, Tim McElligott, Joe O Flaherty, Alphonsus O Kane, Pat Joe Stokes, Fr Pat Maher, John Joe Kennelly, Anna Buckley, Maeve Goulding, Michael Kiely, Paddy Moran, Denis Holly,John  McElligott, Jim Hudson, Brendan O Carroll, Catherine Mulvihill, Paddy Leahy, Fr. Dan O Sullivan, Tom Fitzgerald, Mass on Fri   26th at 7.30pm for Joan McEnery. Mass on Sat. 27th at 7.30pm  for Michael Kennelly & the deceased Members of the Kennelly Family. Mass on Tues. 30th at 7.30pm for Mickie Joe Enright.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers, Vigil Michelle Corridan, 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure         10.00am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.
Collectors  for October:-  Vigil  Noreen O’Flaherty & Margaret Mulvihill, 11.00am  Tom Walsh & James Moloney; Knockanure  Liam Nolan. Autumn Dues  The Autumn Dues for the support of the Priest are now due. Many thanks to those of you who have already contributed. Thanking you for your support and generosity.

We welcome Fr. Finan who is on Holidays in Moyvane at this time.

Wed. Sept. 24th: Talk on Social Justice by Fr. Donal O’Neill, St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee at 8pm.

PARISH Magazines, now that the races are over, editors of local magazines will be busy collecting items.

MONEY:  Airtricity would like to invite applications from community based projects in the locality of their Athea, Dromada, Tournafulla and Rathcahill wind farms for their next distribution of funds. Applications will be accepted within a 20km radius of the wind farms.

DRAMA: Officers Athea Drama Group;  Lal Browne  chairperson,  Amina Parkes  treasurer. Anne Marie Horgan secretary and Katherine O’Connor assisting. PRO,  Damien Ahern.

MICHAEL’S WELL The feast day of St. Michael, the patron saint of Lixnaw parish will be celebrated on Monday . Sept. 29th There will be 2 masses at the well.  (1) Midday mass at 12 noon and evening mass at 7.30pm.

PILGRIMAGE: Medjugorje Pilgrimage:   11th – 18th   October 2014 and 18th– 25th October 2014,  Tel 048  82241888 for further information.

ROME:  Pilgrimage to Rome 19-23 Oct.  To include the Beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, Mass at the tomb of St John Paul & papal audience with Pope Francis.  Info: 057 9355050.

CHARISMATIC: Cork & Kerry Charismatic Renewal Conference – Cork Int’l Airport Hotel – Sat 18 & Sun 19 Oct.  Talks, Testimonies, Healing Service.  Come and join us for a spirit-filled weekend! Info: 087 9524334.

PATCHWORK:  monthly meeting of the Kerry Branch of the Irish Patchwork Society on Friday 26 Sept 8 pm Collis Sandes House, Tralee.  For details contact Michelle tel: 087 9222762.  All welcome

CSO: The Irish Times, quoting figures from the Central Statistics Office, reported that just over 40,000 citizens left Ireland in the year ending April 2014 – with the number ballooning to more than 241,000 emigrating since 2008.

More than 120,000 people have returned since 2008, according to figures published by the Central Statistics Office (CSO), with nearly 16,000 in 2013

RAIN: Taken from Knockdown News; The driest September since 2000 was in 2002 with 38.5 mm for the whole month. The wettest September was in 2006 when 229.6 mm of rain fell. The driest month this year was June with 55.6 mm. The wettest was February with 297.1.

CAMOGIE: Limerick Intermediate ladies camogie team  won the All Ireland Intermediate final. Their captain Anna Geary is a daughter of Ellen Ann Danaher, formerly of Templeathea. Dymphna O’Brien, Ballyhahill is another player.

ST JOHN’S: Best of Irish on Sept. 24th. Friday 26th, Joe Prop, a new play by Gemma Doorly. Tuesday 30th, A Tribute to Dolly Parton, details from 068 22566.

 YOUTH:  Diocese of Killaloe has developed a Diocesan Youth Council and its young members have created  weekend Mission which everyone is welcome to attend. Busses will take teens from Sep 25th – 28th to events.

NEW Canadian Museum for Human Rights, with 11 galleries opened in Winnipeg, Manitoba, recently.  $351 million was invested in the project.

KAVANAGH Weekend at Inniskeen, Co Monaghan, 26th to 28th Sept. 2014.

CHURCH: St Brendan Church Tarbert 1814-2014

March 1799 Rev Austin Martin presided at vestry meeting, where Andrew Rea of Tarbert and Martin Moore of Clounbrean , Moyvane were appointed churchwardens.
Vestry meeting April 1800 Rev Martin presided , Patrick Enright, Tarbert and Con Mulvihill of Gortdromasillihy in Moyvane were churchwardens. Page 41.
In 1809 Patrick Bunce of Leitrim Moyvane was churchwarden.
Laurence Cusac of Leitrim a farmer was churchwarden in 1812.
Moncton Carey Creagh , Tarmons and John Sandes of Moyvane were appointed churchwardens in 1814.
Vestry meeting April 1833, John Creagh of Tarmons and George Hill of Tarbert appointed churchwardens.
Vestry meeting March 1788, presided by Ralph Wall curate, where Thomas Connor of Meelcon and James Wall Junior of Kilbaha were appointed Churchwardens and Herry McCormick was appointed parish clerk.
Limerick Chronicle 2-3-1789, reports flash of lightning struck the weather cock of the new Tarbert Church, penetrated the spire and separated it from top to bottom.
From 1629 to 1652 the Franciscans reoccupied Lislaughtin Friary.
£ 4-11 shillings levied on Union of Kilnaughtin and Murhur for nursing  and providing for Ann Willow a foundling left in the union18-4-1797.
List of people who wanted new church in Tarbert on page 35.

Sir Arthur Vicars who was at Kilmorna had a set of 15th Century choir stalls, they came from a church in England and he wanted them put into St John’s in Listowel in thanksgiving for soldiers who returned from War 1, they were donated  by St John’s to Limerick Cathedral and were installed there in February 1962. Sir Arthur was shot by republicans on 14th April 1921.

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