Knockanure Notes — 22nd June, 2014

KNOCK: Annual Parish Knock Pilgrimage will take place again this year on the 2nd July.  Bus will leave Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert.   If you wish to book your seat contact Margaret  Carmody on 087 2976304 or Nuala Carmody, Tarbert on 068 36166.

OPENING: Moyvane Playground Committee hope to officially open the playground on the 20th July or there about.

ALERT: Knockanure Community Alert meeting on Thursday 26th June at 7.45pm in Knockanure Community Centre.  Community Liason Officer Garda Lisa Healy will be in attendance.  She will launch the Community Alert Texting Service.  All householders are welcome to attend the meeting.  Margaret Carmody Secretary 087 2976304.

TRIP: Moyvane I.C.A. Bus will leave the Village at 7.00am on Wednesday 25th June for trip to Wicklow.

ENVELOPES: Church Offering Envelopes have been distributed during the week.  If you did not receive a box and you wish to contribute to the support of the Church and the Priest, please contact the Presbytery.

CHARITY Swim in Glin will be held on Sunday 20th July starting 12 noon.  There will also be music in Geohegan’s on the Sunday evening.  All funds are in Aid of West Limerick Children’s Services.

SPORTS: Multi Sports Camps for Primary School children from Age 5+Monday – Friday 10am-3pm Moyvane Community Centre: 30th June – 4th July (Ref MVI), Athea Community Centre: 28thJuly-1stAugust, (Ref AT3).  Maggie 087 9866533 or Brendan 087 151562.

MASS in St John’s Listowel, having attended the mass, I found the theatre was a lovely homely setting, people were more like a community all close together and participating in the Mass, the priest so close also helped create the atmosphere.

 DEATH:  Jack Mulvihill died on 14th June 2014 of  Woodgrove, Moyvane and Late of Upper Athea. Survived by his wife Margaret, sons Michael, John Jack, and Paul, mother Chrissie, brothers Pat, Bill, Mickey, Jim, TJ, and Tony, sister Patricia, grandchildren Daire and Caolán, in-laws, other relatives. Requiem mass for Jack Mulvhill was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Tuesday the 17th of June, followed by burial Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure.

ANNIVERSARIES: Brendan Shanahan, Jim Cogan, Con Greaney, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Maggie Kennelly, John Flaherty, Mary Shanahan, John Culhane, Daniel Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, Bridie Long, Tim Dinneen, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Jim Galvin. Mass on Tues.  24th at 7.30pm  for John Buckley, formerly from Leitrim Middle,  Months Mind and also for the deceased members of his family. Mass on Fri.  27th   at  Knockanure 7.30pm  for  Margaret & Tom Kennelly. Mass on  Sat.  28th at 7.30pm   for John Stack. Mass on Sun. 29th at 11.00am  for Christy Barry.

CHURCH NEWS: The Rosary every Sunday before 10.00am Mass Knockanure for the month of June  Month of The Sacred Heart.

The Rosary is offered every Wednesday morning for All Parishioners, especially those who are Sick or in Hospital.  Please join us – 10am in The Sacristy, Everyone Welcome.

Adoration in Moyvane on Sun. from 4.00pm to 5.00pm;  Wed. 10.00 to 7.00pm. Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.
Readers: Vigil , Elaine Hudson. 11.00am  Philip Kiely & Mo Walsh.
Knockanure 10.00am, Patricia & Andrew Rogan.
Collectors for July:    Vigil,  Bridie Moloney & Ronan Kearney       
  11.00am, Eileen Cronin & Michael Kissane. Knockanure 10.00am        Jerry Woods.

MISSION: Sr. Julie has asked me to remind you all to return the Mission Envelopes.

LISTOWEL ANNUAL CEMETERY MASSES: Tuesday 1st July – St. Michael’s Cemetery / Wednesday 2nd  July – John Paul II Cemetery /  and Thursday 3rd  July –  Finuge Cemetery.  All Masses start at 8pm.

CEMETERY MASS in Lisselton June 23rd at 8pm and Gale Churchyard Mass June 26th at 8pm.

BEST WISHES to Canon Kelly of Athea who recently celebrated the 64th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood.

FR. EAMON WHYTES 50 YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD: will be celebrated by the Rathea community at a special mass on Friday June 27th at 7.30pm led by Bishop Ray Browne.  The celebration will continue in the Clubhouse in Mountcoal with music and song.

A SCHOOL REUNION FOR PRESENTATION CONVENT SECONDARY SCHOOL, the Junior Cert Year of 1994 and/or Leaving Cert Year of 1996. Save the date: 28th June 2014 in the Horseshoe Bar, Listowel. Contact Sinéad on 0876847623 for further details.

GLENSTAL Abbey visit, details from 086 1032 436.

CONGRATULATIONS to Gerard Neville aged 60 who walked alone from his home in Littleton, Thurles to his native Inch West, Listowel, a distance of 95 miles, it took him  5 days and 4 nights.

School Folklore told by Pat Ahern of Knockanure in 1937, recalls James Hunt of Carrueragh who walked to  Killorglin and home again in a day.

LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES: Tuesday 1st July – St. Michael’s Cemetery / Wednesday 2nd  July – John Paul II Cemetery /  and Thursday 3rd  July –  Finuge Cemetery.  All Masses start at 8pm.

ATHEA  5k/10k run is on July 6th at 3pm.

 TRIP to  Áras an Uachtarán on Tuesday, July 15th.2014 Due to security reasons all names need to be forwarded to the Áras by June 29th at the latest and photo I.D. will be required on the day. To secure your place contact Marie Wrenn 087-7674832

HISTORY: Paddy Fullam from Newcastle West and a native of Ardagh has commenced a series of historical articles in the Weekly Observer Newspaper.

KDYS – SUMMER CAMP  Open to all 10 – 13 year olds,  28th July – 1st August – 10 am – 4 pm daily, Activities include: Horse Riding, Water sports, Go-Karting, Cinema, Games, plus much, much more! Booking KDYS, Upper Church St., Listowel.   (068) 23744

ST. JOSEPH’S YOUNG PRIEST SOCIETY are holding their Annual Pilgrimage to Knock on Saturday 28th June, bus is leaving the square 7.20am. sharp. Contact Betty on 068 21768 or O667137236.

WALK: CIE has agreed to divest to Kerry County Council land which will allow for the completion of the Tralee to Fenit Greenway as well as a walkway between north Kerry and west Limerick.

HEALTH and Wellness show at the Gleneagle Hotel on Wed. June 25th from 10.30am to 4.30pm, John Lonergan is also attending.

THOUGHT: “Do you know what hurts so very much? It’s love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.”

Corrie Ten Boom

CALLING ALL ARTISAN FOOD AND CRAFT PRODUCERS:  The first market took place in 2013 during The Gathering and we’re planning to build on its success during the 2014 Gather by the Feale July 16-20.  We are looking for people who produce food or make crafts to set up on the cobbles in the Square under Fr. Casey in Abbeyfeale on Friday and Saturday, July 18/19 from 10am -3pm.  Contact us on 087 6866450 or [email protected]

CHARISMATIC RENEWAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE: in the Concert Hall, RDS, Ballsbridge on Sat 28th and Sun 29th June. Theme “The Joy of the Gospel”. Main Speaker Ralph Martin (USA) and Rev Laurence Graham, Killarney. Mass Celebrants : Archbishop Diarmuid Martin (Sat) and Bishop Martin Drennan (Sun).

COURSE in Pastoral Ministry 2014 – 2015:  Accredited by the Diocese of Kerry, this course is aimed at all those who are involved in parish pastoral councils, liturgy groups, finance committees, safeguarding children committees and other ministries.  It is for those who are already involved in ministry in their parish and all who wish to become more involved in their parish.  This course will allow you to deepen your knowledge and understanding of your faith and develop your skills for parish.  Commencing in September 2014, the course will be taught over 20 nights during the academic year 2014- 2015 in two venues – Ardfert Retreat Centre on Tuesdays and John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney on Thursdays.  For further information, contact Frances Rowland @ 064-6632644 or email [email protected]


Course in Youth Ministry:  This course is aimed at adults (over 21 years) volunteers or professionals, interested in working and journeying with young people in a parish, school, youth service or other settings.  The Course in Youth Ministry is co-ordinated by the Diocesan Pastoral Team and Kerry Diocesan Youth Service. The course will begin on October 1st and will be held on Wednesday nights in John Paul II Pastoral Certre, Rock Road, Killarney.  The course will take place over 16 nights and 2 Saturdays – 8 nights and 1 Saturday before Christmas and  8 nights and 1 Saturday in Spring 2015. The cost of the Course is €200. For more information contact Bernie McCaffrey

Tel. 064-6632644 or Email:[email protected]



PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: 15th – 24th September, 2014 (9 nights) Flight Ex Cork  5 nights Jerusalem and 4 nights Tiberias. Coach transfer Kerry to Cork return. Spiritual Director:  Monsignor Dan O’ Riordan. For details contact: Premier Travel 2, Grand Parade, Daunt’s Square, Cork. Tel.021-4277700  or Email: [email protected]


Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Ray Browne.

Theme: “Lourdes: The Joy of Conversion”  September 2nd – 7th  2014. Flights ex Kerry Airport. All booking must be made by post to:- Mrs Janice O’ Sullivan,

Pilgrimage Co-ordinator, “Droum House”, Nohoval Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry. Pilgrimage Director, Fr. Nicholas Flynn, P.P., Killeentierna, Currow, Killarney, Co. Kerry.  For more information Tel No.: 064-7758219   e-mail:[email protected]

HISTORY Society Tour will take place on Sunday 15th July led by Dr. Declan Downey. Bus will leave Tarbert school car park at 8 a.m. and will take in the Ring of Kerry exploring the legacy of Daniel O’Connell. Details from the Bridewell, Tarbert before July 4th.

FAMINE: extract from “A Pauper Warren- West Limerick 1845-49” by Gerard Curtin .

“On the 8th May 1847 a ‘destitute multitude’ surrounded the house of Richard Q. Sleeman of Cahara House, Glin, demanding food and employment. The official reaction to early reports of deaths from starvation in the press was a request of verification. On 3rd March 1847, it was reported that a body was found on a pathway at Loughill. A post mortem was requested from the local coroner. At Glin on 15th March another death occurred and a coroner’s jury returned a verdict on Joseph Conway, “death from the want of the common necessities of life”. On the 17th May a girl of seventeen years of age died on the roadside between Glin and Tarbert. “

Berry Conway, Ottawa, Canada was in Glin June 2014. He is a descendant of the Joseph Conway  mentioned above.

RELATIONS: Julie Hagerty, I will be in Moyvane July 18th as I am on a quest to locate information about the connection between the O’Connor family and the Hagerty family. My nephew, Michael Hagerty, would like me to find Gerard ( Jerdy) O Connor from Lisselton, County Kerry, son of Thomas and Bridget O’ Connor, to find out more about the family link. Apparently John Hagerty 1864 – 1914 married Margaret Holly 1865 – 1937 in Ballydonohue parish. They had a son, Thomas, born in Chicago in 1889. He married Loretta Monahan and they had a son, William – my husband. I would love to meet Gerard, Thank you so much, Julie Hagerty email [email protected]

MOYVANE: Children of James Mulvihill and Catherine Scanlon
These are their children: Catherine, bapt. 3 Sept. 1803 – parish of Listowel
 Johanna, bapt. 10 December 1808 – parish of Listowel
  Daniel, bapt. 11 September 1810 – parish of Listowel
 Patrick, bapt. 20 May 1813 – parish of Listowel of Moyvane
 James, bapt. 10 July 1837 – parish of Ballybunion.
Daniel, my GG Grandfather, married Johanna Connors (of Clare)?( Was it Claar Moyvane) on 2 February 1832. They had 2 children in Ireland, before emigrating to Canada, where they had 5 more children.
These are their children: James, born 1837, Ireland; Thomas, born 12 January 1838 – Ireland; Michael, born 1847 – Canada;  John, born 1849 – Canada; Mary, born 1851 – Canada; Daniel, born 1854 – Canada;  Catherine, born 1857 – Canada. Daniel’s wife died in Uptergrove, Ontario, Canada  in 1868 and he subsequently married Mary Ann Collins in 1877.
Daniel’s son Thomas is my G. Grandfather – who had 8 children including Thomas Francis born 1879, died 1953 in Uptergrove – who was my grandfather. He had 9 children, including Peter Faustus, my father, born 1925, died in 2000.

MUNSTERS: The Royal Munster Fusiliers; This regiment was formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of two regiments which had their origins in the former East India Company; the 101st. Regiment of Foot (Royal Bengal Fusiliers) and the 104th. Regiment of Foot (Bengal Fusiliers)…… In September 1918 West Clare M.P. Arthur Lynch attempted to raise a 10th service battalion but this unit never saw active service and was disbanded on 14 March 1919. On 12th June 1922 the colours of the Royal Munster Fusiliers were laid up at a ceremony at St. George?s Hall, Windsor Castle and the regiment was formally disbanded on 31 July 1922.

During War1, 3,000 Irish doctors, including 400 students, enlisted. Total doctors 12,500, of whom 230 died.

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