Knockanure Notes — 22nd May, 2016

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS in Listowel will take place on Thursday at 7pm.

ROSARY: continues before 10am Sunday Mass in Knockanure and at the Grotto opposite Moyvane Church on Tuesday evenings at 8pm.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY ALERT:  Meeting on Monday night 23rd May at Community Centre Knockanure at 8.00p.m.   Further info. Contact Margaret Carmody at 087/2976304.

TIDY TOWN: It’s Summer time and time once again for Tidy Town activities.  Calling on residents of Knockanure Village and its environs to do their part in making our place as clean, colourful and attractive as possible before Judging time in mid-June. Great credit is due to volunteers who collected bags of litter from approach roads on Clean-Up-Day and left them at Old Chapel Gate for collection by KWD who had also kindly provided materials for the Clean Up.

FLEADH: Best wishes to Katie Keane who came first in English Singing U12 in the Kerry County Fleadh competition.

LISTOWEL Annual Eucharistic Procession is taking place after the Vigil Mass of the Feast of Corpus Christi on  Saturday night next 28th May after the 6.15pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 13th May. Jackpot was €13,600. No winner.

Lucky dip winners; Jim & Maureen Connolly, Trien; B. O’Connor Templeglantine; D. Enright, Enrights Bar, Moyvane; Anne Dunne c/o All Star Bar Moyvane; Seamus Stack Irremore Listowel.

Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 20th May. Jackpot €13,700 no winner.Lucky dip winners

Michelle Crowley, c/o Mike Lynch; Mike Holly 24 O’Connells Ave, Listowel; Maureen & Jim Connolly Trien; Mike Weir c/o Kevin’s; Bridget Caffrey c/o Kevin’s.

Next draw to be held in Friday 27th May with a jackpot of €13,800.

Note – Due to popular demand the €100 tickets for the lotto draw are now available. This would entitle you to free membership (non-voting) for the year also included in the draw for All Ireland tickets. You would also be entitled to two free draws in the year. Tickets available from club officers.

Knockanure GAA; All roads lead to Duagh on Thursday night the 26th of May where Knockanure will on old foes Brosna at 7:30pm in the North Kerry League final.

Knockanure met Listowel Emmets in Coolard on Friday 13th for what was a superb game of football which finished with only a point difference with Knockanure taking the lead to advance to the final. Final score was Knockanure 4-12 to Listowel 5-8.

Well done to all involved. The exciting finish has now led to Knockanure securing a place in the final against Brosna .

WRITERS WEEK runs from 2nd June to 5th June 2016.

BEST Wishes to Chris Looney, Carrueragh and Birmingham, who recently celebrated her 80th birthday.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC.  On Thursday, June 2nd from 5 to 8pm at the Community Centre Ballybunion.

DEATH of Noranne McCarthy (nee Barry) Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, died on Wednesday, 18th May.. Requiem Mass for Noranne took place at St. Bridgids Church, Duagh on Saturday . Burial afterwards to Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure, Moyvane. Noranne will be sadly missed by her family, Maggie, Nora, Paddy, Phil and Daniel, grandchildren, her sisters Mary O’Flynn (Templeglantine) and Phil Scanlon, (Glin), her cousin and fond friend John Barry, Knockanure, nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews.

DEATH took place on May 16th 2016 of Jimmy Fitzgerald 36 Woodgrove, Moyvane and late of Ahalahna, Moyvane. Jim, survived by his brother Pat, sister Kathleen, nephews, nieces, brother in law Tony. Requiem Mass for Jimmy Fitzgerald was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Sunday at 11am with burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Moyvane.

DEATH Joe Faley in Canada where he had set up home many, many years ago. Adopted into the Faley family of Glasha in 1933 he is the last of the Faley clan, his last visit was for Paddy Faley’s funeral in 2011.

DEATH has occurred of Very Reverend Canon Patrick HORGAN, Killarney Parish, Killarney, Kerry / Dromtariffe, Cork and late of Dromtariffe, Co Cork and formerly of Rathmore Parish, Our Lady and St. Brendan’s Parish, Tralee, St. Michael’s College, Listowel and St. Brendan’s College, Killarney. He served as curate in Moyvane soon after ordination, he was ordained about 61 years ago.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Kennelly, Alf Neville, Nancy Ellis, Anna O Flaherty, Fr. Ned Corridan, Sr. Aloysius McElligott, Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, P J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Fiona Moore, Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O Flaherty, Sr. Mary Buckley, John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O’Connor, Sr. Theresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, Mass in Moyvane: Mon 23rd at 7.30pm for Con and Catherine Mulvihill & their loving son Con, Clounbrane. Wed 25th at 7.30pm for Maura O’Connor, Aughrim. Sat 28th at 7.30pm  for       Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa. Sun 29th at 11.00am for Míchéal Mulvihill, Gurtdromsillihy.

Mass Knockanure; Thurs 26th at 7.30pm for Jerry Enright, Lisaniskea. Sun 29th at 10.00am for      Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon, Lisaniskea.

SPECIAL EXAM MASS, Fri 27th at 7.30pm for all  sitting their Junior & Leaving Cert, an individual Blessing will be given to all students and each will receive a special prayer card.  All welcome.

BEST WISHES to Canon Kelly on his 91st Birthday.

ST JOHN’S: Sharon’s Grave presented by Shoestring Theatre, 26th to 28th May, details from 068 22566.

FLEADH Ceoil Luimní will hold its first session, in Glin library on Monday 30th May with Tunes and Words for children of all ages. Gabriel Fitzmaurice will be in attendance.

AGM On Thursday, May 26th of the Athea Colbert Community Hall will take place at 8pm in the hall kitchen.

PASTORAL AND YOUTH MINISTRY AWARDS:  congratulations to Maura Sheehan, Leitrim Middle  and John Corbett, Church Road who received  Pastoral Ministry awards and to Tara Mulvihill, Keylod and P.J. Mulvihill, Aughrim who received Youth Ministry awards.   We thank them for their dedication and commitment to the Parish and to our Diocese.

‘PATRICK’ A MUSICAL DRAMA: The 1916 story of Captain Patrick O’Connor, written and directed by journalist Aidan O’Connor. INEC, Killarney, Thursday May 26th at 8pm. Tickets  Office 064 6671555 .

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a FREE Creative Writing workshop on  Friday May 27th from 11.00-12.30 for Senior Citizens as part of the Bealtaine Festival. Places limited Tel: Listowel Library on 068-23044 to secure your place.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Mindful Parenting Workshop: Wednesday, 25th May 2016 from 7.00pm to 8.30pm. Contact: Ardfert Retreat Centre on 066 7134276.

THE JOY OF LOVE (AMORIS LAETITIA): Marriage, the Family and Irish Society. Saturday, May 28th in the Rose Hotel, Tralee. Welcome by Bishop Ray Browne. Speakers include John Waters, Sr. Consilio and Professor Ray Kinsella. Registration: 9.30am. Closing remarks 4.30pm. text/phone 087 345 9445 or register on the day.

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE:  The wonderful Mike Condon will be providing the music on June 12 in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale for an afternoon Tea Dance in aid of Recovery Haven.  We look forward to seeing all our dancing friends there.

FREE 6 WEEK COURSE:  A free 6 week course run on a Stress-Strain-Coping model will take place in the West Limerick area shortly for people who are affected by someone else’s’ substance misuse.  Further information from Mags Dillon Community Substance Misuse Team 086 4141890 or [email protected]

SILVER JUBILEE:   The parish council have invited everyone to a blessing of the newly refurbished Blessed Sacrament Chapel, Abbeyfeale on Saturday, May 28.  It will take place following Mass at 7pm which will in turn be followed by the Corpus Christi procession with the First Holy Communicants leading.  There will be cup of tea afterwards in the Day Care Centre.

NINE DAYS OF PRAYER, NOVENA TO THE SACRED HEART. Thursday May 26th to Friday June 3rd

at 6.10pm each evening in St. John’s Church, Tralee.

JUBILEE: Fr Padraig Kennelly is celebrating his Silver Jubilee 25yrs ordained on 17th June 2016.

NATIONAL PRO-LIFE GATHERING:  Ireland’s constitutional protection for unborn babies and their mothers is an inspiration throughout the world.  There will be a special gathering on Sat June 4th on Molesworth Street in Dublin from 3-4pm.  To organise or find a bus in your area phone Katie 087/2668702, Maria 085/7619297 or Michael 085/8711100.  Further info e-mail:  [email protected]

FULL MOON was on 21st.

CONGRATULATIONS TO NEW AUTHOR:  Dromtrasna N..S. won an All Ireland and now this week Nell Mae O’Grady’s granddaughter 17 year old Shannen O’Grady a member of the Glorach Youth Theatre,  has launched her first children’s book ‘Fishing with Dad’.  Illustrations are by fellow member of the Glorach Youth Group Jack Mc Kenna.

THOUGHT: We know that if evil can enter our cities through our negligence, evil can leave our cities through our diligence. Francis Frangipane.

GOLDEN Jubilee of Sr. Peggy Falahee, Ballyloughane, Carrigkerry was celebrated with Sisters of Nazareth recently. She was born in 1944 and attended Carrigkerry NS. Peg went to St Brigid’s Juniorate, in Mallow in 1959. In 1961 she went to London to do her N.N.E.B. training. She entered in 1963 and was professed in Nazareth House, Hammersmith in May 1966. Sr. Joseph (Peg) made her final Profession in May 1971. Sr. Peggy has worked in Ireland and England and her sister Bridie is a member of the Sacred Heart Sisters.


Held From St. Bonaventure’s Church, Allegany, This Morning. This morning from St. Bonaventure’s church, Allegany, occurred the funeral of the late Mrs. Ellen O’Hern, widow of the late Patrick O’Hern of this city. The solemn requiem mass was celebrated at 10 o’clock, the Very Rev. T. F. Hickey, vicar general of the diocese of Rochester, preaching the sermon. Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery near the church.

Yesterday the solemn requiem high mass was celebrated at St. Elizabeth’s church, South Sharon, by her four sons, assisted by the neighbouring clergy. Her six sons acted as pall bearers. The church was filled by sorrowing relatives and friends.

In his sermon today at St. Bonaventure’s church Father Hickey said: “Mr. and Mrs. O’Hern were among the pioneers, who by labour and money assisted materially in erecting the first buildings of St. Bonaventure’s college, in which later their first son was raised to the holy priesthood. It is worthy of note that the early priests of St. Bonaventure’s, among whom were the present apostolic delegate, Most Rev. Dionide Folconio, were frequent visitors at the O’Hern home. Mrs. O’Hern had a great love for this church and for the Franciscan Fathers and for upwards of fifty years was a devoted member of the Third Order of St. Francis.”

“Christmas 1904, her third son was ordained priest by Rt. Rev. B. J. McQuaid at Rochester. On the following day she had the peculiar happiness of witnessing solemn high mass at St. Patrick’s cathedral, celebrated by her four sons and two nephews of the same name, Rev. Maurice and William O’Hern.”

At this time Very Rev. Father Hickey spoke most eloquently of her queenly place among women, as the mother of three priests and a fourth one near ordination.

“Such is the life of one of God’s choicest women. Always humble, unassuming and kind towards everyone, she had a solid faith and piety that made her brave any and every sacrifice for the sake of her religion. Though mother of so many vocations, she was never known by a single word to influence any of her children in making a choice in life. Her part was prayer and example, the rest she left to God.”

Mrs. O’Hern was a remarkable woman in many ways. She was born at Duagh, county Kerry, Ireland. In the year 1839, her maiden name being Ellen Casey. She came to this country in the year 1850, when 11 years old. In June, 1857, she was married to her late husband at Cuba, N. Y. [see also: Mary (Casey) O’Hern]

— The Olean Herald 22 February 1905

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