Knockanure Notes — 22nd December, 2013

WISHING all a Happy Christmas and a fulfilling New Year, thanks to all who contributed to the notes.

CHRISTMAS Eve Mass  24th  at 7.30pm in Knockanure and 9.00pm in Moyvane and Mass on Wed. 25th Christmas Day 10.00am Knockanure and 11.00am Moyvane.

COLLECTIONS: Knockanure Sacristan’s Annual Collection will take place as usual on the 24th/25th December.  Envelopes at back of Church
The Annual Christmas Samaritan Collection will held in Moyvane and Knockanure on December 24th and December 25th.

GREAT Concert was held at the Community Centre in Knockanure on Thursday night last 19th December, great credit is due to all the artists, singers, performers, teachers and staff of both the school and community Centre for all their work.

CEILI in aid of MS will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Dec. 27th.

SWIM at Ballybunion on Christmas Day, start at 12.30pm in aid of  Ballybunion Sea and Cliff Rescue.

HUNT in Ballylongford on 29th December. There was a Hunt in Knockanure on last Sunday Week.

RACING at Ballyheigue Beach on Jan. 4th.

ALADDIN will be performed at St John’s from 2nd to 5th Jan. 2014, details from 068 22566.

ANNIVERSARIES: Noreen Buckley, Kitty Bowden, Jim Sheehy, Nora Mai Broderick, Paddy Healy, John Joe Sheehy, Ted Brosnan, Michael Brosnan, Sr.  Carmel Beasley, Jack O Brien, Bridget Finucane, Hannie Quinn, Tom Walsh, Bridie Hanrahan, Vincent Dillon, Sean Broderick, Timmy Dillane, Maureen Sheehy, Denny McEnery, Fr William O Brien, Jim Kelly, Edward Walsh, Kit Ahern, Myra Downey, Elizabeth Lynch, Sr. Gregory Dillon, Catherine Kennedy, Michael Kissane, Pat Dalton, Fr Daniel Dee, Peg Dillon, Sr. Patricia O Connor, Peggy Mahony, Mass on  Mon. 23rd t 7.30pm for Jack O’Brien. Mass on Tues. 24th Christmas Eve Knockanure at 7.30pm for Timothy & Oliver Leahy and 9.00pm Mass in Moyvane for Brendan Ben Mulvihill. Mass on Wed. 25th Christmas Day 10.00am Knockanure and 11.00am Moyvane .
Mass on Fri. 27th at 7.30pm for Maureen Sheehy. Mass on Sat. 28th at 7.30pm Denis & Nora Hanrahan & the deceased members of the Hanrahan Family. Mass on Sun. 29th at 10.00am for Sheila & Jack O’Connor and the 11.00am Mass is for Denis McEnery.

READERS: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack;
Knockanure, 10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald
December 29th Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

THOUGHT; “I have found it very important in my life to let go of my wishes and start hoping, hope is always open-ended”. Henri J. M. Nouwen.

PROJECT: It would be a very worthwhile project if present day children read the Folklore collected in the parish by children in 1937/38 and recorded it on a CD.

MAGAZINES from Ballydonoghue, Athea and Ballyguiltenane are available in Moyvane.

BALLYGUILTENANE JOURNAL: This years edition again contains a host of photos and articles; George Langan continues his family tree, have a look at for an insight into his extensive collection. Tom Ahern continues with his usual interesting articles, which include his first Munster Hurling Final at Thurles in 1973, Dubliners, John Sheahan and West Limerick connection, he also recalls Deels Views and Desmond News. David O Riordan has several articles and pictures. Eileen O Brien recalls Christmas in Earlier Times. Louis Byrne remembers the Franciscans in Limerick. Patrick Lynch remembers Monakyle Graveyard and gives us Random Thoughts. Joe Quill has a wide ranging information page. Clounleharde School Reunion is recalled. Peg Prendeville, make report on trips to Krakov and Inisheer. Estuary swim is recalled by Marie Geohegan. Well deserved tribute to Pat Brosnan also included. Obituary of many who passed away during the year. Tom Donovan has Songs. Dillane Family  Glenstar a History. Writers Week Trip to historic sites recalled. Frank Phelan remembers Sam Ryder’s Cup and more. Ann Gardiner gives us Christmas Compromise and Jer Kennelly has a number of pictures and snippets from home and abroad.

ENTERPRISE START PROGRAMME: Applications are now being sought for the Enterprise Start Programme which will begin in the newly opened Red Door Business Incubation Centre in Newcastle West in early 2014.  funded in part by West Limerick Resources. See: or call the centre on 069 77751.

RAMBLING HOUSE:  Knockfierna Rambling House will hold a night of storytelling, music, singing at The Village Hall, Adare on Saturday, December 28 at 7.30pm .  All welcome.  Doors open at 7pm.  There is no admission fee.

ST. STEPHEN’S DAY WALK: A 4-mile St Stephen’s Day walk, dedicated to the memory of Bill Kirby, will take place on Thursday, December 26 in aid of the Hospice Care Unit, Kerry General Hospital, departing from Kirby’s Brogue Inn, Lower Rock Street at 11.30am. Sponsorship cards available from Michael ‘Fox’ O’Connor – 087 9833075.

TOASTMASTERS: Wednesday, January 15 at the Desmond Complex from 8.30pm – 10.30pm. This will start off the new season and people thinking of joining are made especially welcome on that night. For further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.

PAPERS: Illinois’ Capital Newspaper Archives Back To 1830s Going Online

PICTURES: The British Library have released over a million images onto Flickr Commons for anyone to use, remix and repurpose. These images were taken from the pages of 17th, 18th and 19th century books digitised by Microsoft

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