Knockanure Notes — 22nd February, 2015

AGM ; Moyvane/Knockanure Parish;  The Annual General Meeting of The Parish Pastoral Council and Parish Liturgy Group will take place on Friday Night 27th February, 2015 at 8pm in the Marian Hall.  New Members welcome.

RETREAT: An Evening of Prayer and Reflection for the Parish of Moyvane and Knockanure will be held at The Ardfert Retreat Centre on Wednesday 4th March, commencing at 8pm.  Please contact Nodie Brosnan (49352), Julia Stack (49401) or Bridie Shine (49103).

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS: will take place in Listowel on Thursday evening at 7.00p.m.  Beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

FUNDRAISER will be held at Super Valu in Listowel from 10am to 6pm on 28th Feb. to help fund sports power wheelchairs for the Stack brothers who are members of Kingdom Rebels Power Soccer Club. They have played for Ireland a number of times.

A A :Moyvane/Knockanure Group “NEW HOPE” will host an open public meeting on Tuesday 24th February at 8.30pm in the Knockanure Community Centre, Knockanure Village.  Refreshments will be served after the meeting.

STATIONS of The Cross: on Thursday Evenings at 7.30pm or after Mass.

WRITERS’ Week, competition entries closing date is March 2nd 2015.

DEATH; The death has occurred on 12th February 2015 of Sr. Mary of the Assumption (Ita) Leahy, formerly of The Millstream, Abbeyfeale who died peacefully at Nazareth House, San Rafael, California on February 12th. Sr. Mary ministered as a nurse in Nazareth Houses for several years. During her active retirement at Nazareth in San Rafael, she served as Pastoral Minister to the residents by whom she was greatly loved. Greatly missed by her congregation, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews. Mass of Resurrection was celebrated on Tuesday, Feb. 17th 2015 at Nazareth Chapel, 245 Nova Albion Way, San Rafael. CA 94903. Sr. Mary of the Assumption Leahy was laid to rest at  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, San Rafael.

Sr. Mary of the Assumption Leahy was the last surviving child of Paddy Leahy , Woodview, Athea and Delia Leahy of the Millstream, Abbeyfeale, she was predeceased by Siblings, Fr Tim SBD, Jim, Eileen, Emmet, Maura and Breda.

DEATH has occurred of Sr. Berchmans Murphy, Turners Cross, Cork, born Abbeyfeale. Sr. Berchmans died on February 18 2015, survived by nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews, relatives, friends and her Presentation Community. Requiem Mass on  Friday 20th for Sr. Berchmans Murphy at Christ the King Church, Turners Cross. Funeral afterwards to South Presentation Convent Cemetery, Douglas Street, Cork.

DEATH has taken place of Francie Diggins, The Cashen, Ballyduff, on 15th February, 2015. Survived by his Wife Tess, son John, daughter Patricia, grandchildren Eoin, Jamie and Cian, Sisters, daughter-in-law Kay, son-in-law Andrew, brother-in-law, nieces, nephews. Requiem Mass on Tuesday for Francie Diggins was celebrated at St. Peter & Pauls Church, Ballyduff, followed by burial in Rahela cemetery, Ballyduff.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Kelliher, Ned White, Mary Stack, Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim Quaide, Neilus Lynch, Brenda Clifford, Bernadette O Sullivan, Mary O Connell, John Morgan, Michael Kevin O Connor, Eamon Sweeney, Joan Buckley, Marie O Callaghan, Jim O Connor, Michael O Donnell, Joan Scanlon, Peg Connor, Con Shanahan, John Behan, Barney Enright, Ted Keane, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley. Mass on Tues. 24th at 7.30pm for Joseph & Mary O’Connell. Mass on
Wed. 25th at 7.30pm for Marie O’Callaghan & the deceased members of the O’Callaghan Family. Mass on Thurs. 26th at     7.30pm for Eamon Sweeney and  son Pat & Pat’s wife Anna Mai. Mass on Fri.27th  at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan. Mass on  Sat. 28th at 7.30pm for Dan O’Connor, Keylod, Mass on Sun. 1st March 10.00am for   Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon and 11.00am  Mass is for  Carol Ann Flahavan. Mass on Tues. 3rd  at 7.30pm  for      Joseph Foley.

CHURCH NEWS:  Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Catriona Farrell 11am, Karina Stack & Kevin Hudson; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
Collectors for Month of March: Vigil    Michael Galvin & Breda Brosnan, 11am Cal Flynn & Pat Scanlon. Knockanure 10am Mary o’Carroll.

TALK:  Fr. Michael Mullins will give a talk on the Gospel of St. John in Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Pastoral Centre, Tralee, on Saturday 28th February 2015, from 11.00a.m. until 1.00p.m.

ARCHBISHOP DIARMUID MARTIN will be the guest speaker in St. John’s Church, Tralee on Tuesday February 24th from 7.30-8.30pm.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID COURSE run at Listowel FRC from Monday. March 2-Wednesday. March 4 inclusive. Contact (068) 23584.

BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP The monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. February 25 at 8pm.

PRESIDENT was due to visit North Campus Tralee on Tuesday 24th to officially launch Chair in PE Sport, Fitness and Recreation.

A.G.M. Of St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel is on Tuesday, March 3rd in the Hall at 6.30 p.m.

LABOUR Conference in Killarney, begins on 27th Feb.

TALK on the O Rahilly will be given at the Bridewell, Tarbert on Feb.28th at 7.30pm.

DRIVING THEORY & SAFETY COURSE Due to popular demand Driving Theory & Safety Course Commencing on Thurs 12th March 2015 at Listowel Family Resource Centre, commencing at 7pm. Contact Alan @ 087-7671555 or Email [email protected]

DNA-testing showed that Prince William had some Indian ancestry on his maternal side around eight generations ago.

Shaping Our Diocese Listowel and North Kerry Pastoral Area:

Feed into the new Pastoral Plan by attending St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel on 4th March, 8 – 9.30pm.  Gatherings focus on what you feel strongly about and what your expectations are from the Church.  Feedback to [email protected]

ST JOHNS: Wed. 25th to 27th, a new play presented by Zyber Theatre Tralee, called Criss Cross. Sat 28th Concert in memory of Louis O’Carroll, proceeds in aid of Listowel Hospice, more from 068 22566.

DEGREE:  Columban Kevin O’Rourke was the first foreigner to receive a PhD. in Korean literature from a Korean university.
He has been translating Korean literature into English for nearly 40 years.

RADIO: A new documentary series has started on Irish radio station Newstalk, telling the stories of Columban mission in China and Myanmar.

FATIMA 2015:  Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage 11th – 18th May 2015. Direct flight from Dublin  Airport, Enquiries to Maureen Harty : Tel. 066-7131328.

BRENDA’S MERCY MARATHON CHALLENGE: Cheese and Wine evening in Keane’s Restaurant, Curraheen on Sat Feb 28th in aid of a new research centre for Oesophageal Cancer. Brenda Doody will run 12 marathons in 8 months.

IRISH HEART FOUNDATION: Annual Stroke Survivor Conference. March 26th in Croke Park, Dublin 3.  Registration is essential for this free event. See for more details or call Emma-Jane on 01 6346925.

BEST WISHES to Nora Kennelly of Moyvane who celebrated her 90th birthday recently.

EMIGRATION: Between the years 1717 to 1770 over 250,000 Ulstermen went to America.

STACK/ FOULKES; Message: Just curious if anyone can assist me in finding the parentage of my great great grandmother Ellen Stack who married Edmund McKenna, the son of Patrick McKenna and Jane Foulkes.  I know of Ellen Stack as my great great grandmother as she and Edmund McKenna are named as parents on the death certificate of my great grandmother Ellen McKenna Flood in Manhattan in 1924. Just want to find Ellen Stacks mom and dad.   Maurice is a name used frequently in descendants and a Maurice Leon McKenna, brother to my Great grandmother Ellen. He came to America in 1865 and settled in New Orleans as a train engineer.

Corridan Family


  1. Margaret Hicks says

    Happy 90th to Nora Kennelly! Is she by any chance related to John Kennelly, my great grandfather who left Moyvane in the late 1800’s and married Mary O’Dea in Melbourne in 1894? Their children included Hannah Margaret ( my grandmother) and Patrick who became a very important man in the Australian Labor Party, serving as a Senator in the Australian Federal parliament. I have hit a brick wall trying to trace family in Moyvane.

  2. Jim Kennelly says

    Any chance Nora Kennelly is related to Tim and Anne Marie Kennelly of Moyvane? Regardless, Happy 90th!

  3. Jim Kennelly says

    I love this website. Please keep up the wonderful work. Hope to visit Moyvane next year and be the first of my branch of the Kennelly to set foot there since September 1906. All the best.

  4. Sheila Falkowski says

    Oh may I put to rest the fable that my Edmund Mckenna and his wife Ellen Mckenna, ancestors of mine through their daughter Bridgit Ellen Mckenna, born Nov 1838 in Listowel have any more information missing such as Ellens parentage, she a Stack. Her first daughter named Bridgit, (b1821) died prior to 1838 as last daughter (my Great Grandmother Bridgit (Ellen) born Nov 1838. Seeking parentage of Ellen Stack. Prendivilles surname featured often as Godparents of offspring of Edmund and Ellen. Is Edmund REALLY or POSSIBLY son of THomas Mckenna and Jane Ffoulkes? Oh the mysteries of life-perhaps we are never to know!

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