Knockanure Notes — 22nd November, 2015

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS will take place at Listowel Church on Thursday 26th Nov. at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

SCOIL CHORP CHRIST PARENTS ASSOCIATION: Calendar Launch night in Flynn’s Bar Friday 27th Nov at 8.30pm, also on sale in Knockanure Church on Sunday Nov 29th. Please support.

SANTA: will visit the Marian Hall on Sun 29th November for our Family Fun Day.

NIGHT VIGIL IN KNOCK: Monday December 7. A Coach will be leaving Listowel at 4.30pm, Abbeyfeale Church 5pm, Bookings 068 31232 or 087 3966399.

THE CONSOLE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION OF LIGHT TAKES places on Sunday, November 29th at 4pm at various locations around the country. The venue in Kerry for our service is – Saint Brendan’s Church, Rock Street, Tralee, Co. Kerry Phone 066-7129700 for details.

TALK by Donal O Connor on salmon fishing on the Shannon at 7.30pm in Sheanchai on Nov 26th.

THE ANNUAL X FACTOR SHOW in St. Michael’s College takes place on Thursday next 26th November at 7.30pm. A night of entertainment, singing, dancing and comedy. All are welcome.

I.C.A. Annual Shopping Trip to Cork on Wednesday 2nd December.

OCCUPATIONAL FIRST AID with Fetac Level 5 certification will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on December 3, 4 and 7 from 9am-4.30pm daily. Further details from (068) 23584.

FESTIVE JUMBLE SALE Old or unused items are being sought for a festive jumble sale to be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday. December 8 from 10am-1pm. Further details from Denis (068) 23584.

DEATH took place on 17th November 2015 of Rita Kelly (née Pirotta) 31 Bruach na Gaile, Moyvane. Survived by her husband Jim, brother Joe and his wife Maria, brother Godrey and his wife Rose, twin sister Kathy and her spouse Paul, sister-in-law Rose, nephews Edward and his wife Christine, and Jonathan, nieces Davina and Melanie and her spouse Mark and their children Daniel and Rachel, cousins Monica and her husband Charles. Removal on Monday morning, the 23rd of November at Noon to St. John’s Church, Denny Street, Tralee, followed by private cremation.

DEATH took place on 14th November 2015 of Harold Sheahan of Beale East, Ballybunion.Survived by his niece Maryann, nephews, Harry, Denis and Brendan, nieces-in-law, Mary and Deirdre, nephew-in-law, James, grandniece, Laura and grandnephews, Darragh, Peter and Robert. relatives and friends. Following Requiem Mass at St. John’s Church, Ballybunion on Tuesday Nov 17th, Harold was laid to rest in Kilconly Cemetery. Many the time he recalled his walk from Knockanure with a bull he purchased from his cousin.

DEATH occurred on 16th November 2015 of Mossie O’Halloran, Clorane, Adare and formally of Beenanaspig, Athea. Following Requiem mass on Thursday at Holy Trinity Abbey Church, Adare, Mossie O Halloran was laid to rest in St. Nicholas Cemetery, Adare.

ANNIVERSARIES: Con Riordan, Fr. John Horan, Mary Harnett, Mary OHanlon, Joan Mullane, John Timothy Soules, Fr. Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Fr. Michael O Leary, Mairead Carmody, Maura Gallahue, John Buckley, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Con Bunce, Mary Carmody, Una Dore, Ann Maria De Bilde, Mikey Fitzgerald, Mass at Moyvane: Mon 23rd at 7.30pm for Holy Souls – All on Parish List. Wed 25th at 7.30pm for John Buckley, Woodgrove (Anni). Fri 27th at 7.30pm, Mass For All Dec whose Funeral Masses have taken place in Moyvane Dec 2014 – Nov 2015. Sat 28th at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn, Leitrim Middle (Anni).Sun 29th 11.00am for Michael Dore and daughter Kathleen, Woodgrove (Anni).Knockanure Mass; Tue 24th at 7.30pm for Holy Souls – All on Parish List. Thurs 26th at 7.30pm Holy Souls – All on Parish List. Sun 29th at 10.00am for Richard & Jeremiah Horgan & Eileen & Jerry O’Donoghue, Kilmorna. Tuesday 1st Dec. Mass at 7.30pm, for Paddy & Bridie Flavin, Kilmeaney and all deceased Family Members.

SPECIAL MASS: to honour all the faithful departed whose Funeral Masses took place in Moyvane Church from Dec 2014 to Nov 2015 will be celebrated in Moyvane Church on Friday 27th at 7.30pm.

CAROL SERVICE BY ST. MARY’S PARISH CHOIR will take place Sunday 6th December in Listowel Church. At 7pm.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES – Project Maths for Parents/Guardians, Just Cooking, Art, Nutritional Therapist, Mindfulness meditation for wellness. For further information please contact 068 36105.

CEOL: The Limerick County Finals of Ceol an Gheimhridh, 2015 will be held in Shanagolden Community Hall on Sunday 29th November. Shanid Comhaltas branch will host the competition, which is confined to comhaltas members. The age categories are Under 13, and 13-17, and the relevant information, and entry forms, have been sent to all the Comhaltas branch secretaries.

PLAY; John B Keane play at the Glórach community theatre. Performances will take place on the 21/22/24/27/28/29 November. More details from 087 1383 940.

BEST WISHES to The Athea Set including Danny Brady, Laura Dalton, Eoin Sheahan, Sarah O’Connor, Michael Tierney, Aoife Sheahan, David O’Connor and Meadhbh Donovan who won the set dancing competition at the West Limerick Scór, recently.

Congrats are extended to Diarmuid and Áine of O’Riordan’s Pharmacy who celebrated 10 years in business in Athea recently.

YEAR OF MERCY: Begins December 8th.No Christ, No Peace. Know Christ, Know Peace.

MASS FOR DECEASED OF PAST YEAR: will take place on Friday November – 27th at 7.00 p.m at Listowel Church. View the List of 74 names (RIP) in the sacred space in front of Our Lady’s Altar. There will be ‘cuppa’ after the Mass in the Parish Meeting Room. All are welcome.

CHRISTMAS CARDS: Please send a few extra cards this year. Cards available after all Masses in both Churches and also in the Parish Office, Holly’s and the Post Office.

MASS CARDS: Please feel free to call into Jacqueline in our Parish Office to have a look at the very large varied selection of Mass Cards.

THE CONCERN CHURCH GATE COLLECTION: will be held in Tarbert, Ballylongford, Asdee, Moyvane and Listowel on Nov 28th & 29th.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR: will take place from Friday – Sunday, December 4th – 6th at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

REHABCARE BLENNERVILLE: Talk on Mental Health by Maeve Halpin. November 25th from 1.30—3pm in the Brandon Hotel. Special guest Dr. Edmond O’Flaherty speaking on Nutrient Therapy.

VOLUNTEER OVERSEAS: SERVE is a Cork based international development and volunteering organisation looking for volunteers for their 2016 programme. Information session, providing details of projects in Mozambique, The Philippines and India. on Wed Nov 25th, IT Tralee, North Campus, Room S114 at 1pm. Attendance at an information sessions is required in order to be eligible for an interview for the 2016 Overseas Volunteer Programme.

JOURNAL: The 35th edition of the Castlemahon/Feohanagh parish annual will be launched by Liam Irwin, Professor of Irish History at Mary Immaculate College Limerick, in the new hall in Castlemahon on Saturday 28th November at 8.30pm. All are welcome

CLASSES TARBERT: email: [email protected]

PARTY: Going Strong Christmas party will take place in Athea on Wednesday, December 9th. Dinner at 1.00pm with music after by Blue Rhythm.

PARTY: Glin ICA will hold the Senior Citizens’ Christmas Party on Sunday the 29th November in Cloverfield Day Care Centre. Starting at 1.00 pm Fr Crawford and Fr Madigan will concelebrate mass, and this will be followed by Dinner,

ST JOHN’S; Tuesday 24th Irish Movie called ‘59’.Wed. 25th play, My Name is Saoirse, by Eva O Connor. Thurs. 26th Ann Marie Riordan in Concert. Fri 27th, Rackhouse Pilfer, Bluegrass. More details from 068 22566.

CONCERT: Tickets are still available for the High Kings who will perform in Glin Church on Thurs 17th of Dec. They can be purchased from Siobhan at 087 9944245.

SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS PARTY will be held at the Community Centre in Tarbert on Sunday 13th December, to book your place please contact Breda Lavery 087-1909880.

VISIT SANTA at TARBERT BRIDEWELL. On the 6th of December from 3-5pm.
Face painting and more!!! More details to follow closer to the date!

BE AWARE! PREVENT SUICIDE will launch a new and comprehensive guide to mental health support services throughout Kerry at the “Open Our Minds” Mental Wellness Exhibition in the Brandon Hotel, on Sunday, November 29th from 1pm to 6pm. VERY MANY THANKS: to Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Main Chaplin, Tralee Hospital. He very generously gave both Churches lovely memorable candelabras.

SERVICE: Kerry General Hospital hosts a service on Thursday 26th November in the Hospital Chapel. This service is dedicated to all the deceased members of staff of St Catherine’s Hospital and Kerry General Hospital at 7pm.

KNITTED: Over the past six years, 390,000 little hats have been knitted for the innocent Big Knit, raising more than €120,000.

WORK: Up to 30 per cent of staff now working in the older adult care sector in Ireland are from another country.

CHARISMATIC Nov 29: The loving mercy of our god has come to visit us! St Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle, Limerick. Sunday November 29th 2015.2.00pm -6pm Speaker: Bishop Donal Murray- Bishop Emeritus.

BECOME A FOSTER CARER: Contact TUSLA, the Child and Family Agency at 066 7195623 or fill in the form online at

ROSARY WILL BE PRAYED AT TEAMPALL BAN FAMINE GRAVEYARD, 3.00 p.m. each Sunday during the month of November.

THOUGHT: “Use what talent you possess. The woods would be very silent if no birds sang except those that sang best” Henry Van Dyke.

CHRISTMAS EVE MASSES: I am only too well aware that we will have many Parishioners returning to our Parish for Christmas. With joy and happiness we welcome all back home. We will have three Christmas Eve Masses: MOYVANE: 6.00PM CHILDREN & FAMILY MASS
Please choose your Mass for this very special evening and be assured of a warm welcome.

CONFESSION CELEBRATION: On Monday Dec 21st, there will be a very special evening in St Mary’s Church, Listowel celebrating Confession. A large number of priests will be available for the beautiful Sacrament of Confession. This celebration is for the whole Pastoral Area and all are invited to come and receive God’s warm forgiveness. It will start @ 8pm. If any Parishioner needs transport to get to this celebration on 21st Dec please contact Jacqueline in the Parish Office 49308.

SKY: Nov.22 Uranus near Moon. Nov.25 Full Moon. Nov.26 Aldebaran near Moon (in Hyades!). Nov.30 Venus near Spica. Jupiter, Mars, Venus in morning skies.

PARISH CLERK: Bridie Daly (1942 – 2015) served the Irremore district as Parish Clerk with great pride and distinction. She came in Sept. 1988 and retired through ill health on Sunday, July 19th, 2015. Her 27 years of commitment to St. Senans Church was total and absolute, she was dependable and reliable served with Fr. Roger Kelliher, Fr. Dave McElligott, Fr. Pat Crean Lynch, Fr. Dick O’Connor, Fr. Pat Moore, Fr. Gerard O’Connell and Fr. Brick.

RELATIONS; Richard cotter (Saturday, 14 November 2015 08:32). I Am looking for relatives of family of Joseph & Bridget Shanahan of Tullamore, Listowel, please? Daughters married O’Donnell ,Cotter, Sullivan(Kerry)and Daley/Donoghue in Cook Co.Ill.

Vicki Hunt (Wednesday, 01 July 2015 13:16)
I have been searching for information on a Herlihy family….who were from Kerry/Listowel. Ellen and Patrick Herlihy had 5 children.. Patrick, Cornelius Anne, Tim and Mary. Mary was born around 1929 and immigrated to Canada in 1950, landed in Nova Scotia, then made her way to Montreal where she stayed for a couple of years before moving on to Toronto. Any information would be gratefully appreciated……Mary’s middle name was Theresa. There is no record of a marriage for her, but she had a significant other at one point whose name was Michael Kelly, who was also from Ireland. Thanks!
KEYLOD: I checked the Valuation Document for Keylod. At the time of Griffiths John Sandes was renting it along with Heffernans from William Sandes. John Healy took it on in 1867 and held it until 1892. Nobody then until 1898 when Bryan Galvin took it. He only held it for a year. Next up was a John Moloney. Then Maurice Corridon came along in 1912. He purchased it from Sandes in 1914. Maurice must have died young because his wife Nora became the owner in 1920. She died around 1944 and then it was in the name of James Corridon from 1946 until 1955. Then Michael Corridon until 1958 when Jeremiah Clancy took over.
Before Griffiths Primary Valuation was published there were a ISLANDANNY: Interim books. When they compiled the first book John Moloney hadn’t yet come back from Monagay. Instead there were five Moloney households on the farm in Sluicequarter. The farm was shared by Thomas (jun.), Denis and Daniel. Then Thomas (sen.) and Michael were renting small plots from the three younger men. Thomas Sen. didn’t pay any rent for his plot and he also had the “grass for one cow”. He was obviously the father of the three men who shared the farm. I’m not sure about the exact relation of Michael to the others. He may have been a brother of Thomas (sen.) but maybe not. I knew of him already – he continued renting his plot until the 1870s. (The plot is basically what became Goulds later – also known as The Jury.)
When they revised this book a year or so later all the changes had been made. The names of the three brothers and their father are crossed out. And John Moloney’s name has been added. So I think Thomas (jun.), Denis and Daniel must all have headed off to America. And Thomas (sen.) had presumably died. He is the Thomas whose name is on the old headstone in the Old Abbey cemetery in Abbeyfeale. It was probably his death that put all the other changes in motion. I have no doubt but that John from Monagay was an elder brother of these men who left.

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