Knockanure Notes — 22nd October 2017

CHIROPODIST On Tuesday, October 24th at 10am in Marian Hall. Contact Eileen Quinn on 068/49472.

SCÓR NA NÓG; Anyone interested in taking part in Scór na nÓg please contact cultural officer Tara Mulvihill on 087/6103393.

GRAVEYARD COMMITTEE: Meeting on Mon 23rd at 8pm in the Marian Hall. MOYVANE/KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY GAMES; meeting in the Marian Hall on Monday, October 23rd at 8pm. All members are asked to attend, volunteers are still needed to help with the many and varied activities. Contact Brigitte 085/1018226 for info. Your help and support would be appreciated.

JOURNAL: Closing date for material for the Athea Journal is October 31st

CONGRATULATIONS to Athea; as runners up in the Limerick in Bloom Competition and also winners of an incentive award under the Going for Gold category.

AMBASSADOR: Gerald Cunningham (son of Nora and Timmy of Dirreen, Athea has been appointed Irish Ambassador to Malawi.

ICA COOKERY DEMONSTRATION: with Lizzy Lyons of ‘Lizzy’s Little Kitchen’ and Ireland AM fame has been rescheduled to Tuesday 24th Octat the Marian Hall at 7:30pm. All welcome!

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION: celebrating their 25th Bank Holiday Festival with a packed programme of events for all the family.

SOCIAL BADMINTON: will begin on Wednesday mornings next at 10 o’clock in the Community Centre. Everyone welcome. Experience not needed.

TICKETS FOR THE THREE TENORS are available after Mass and at many local outlets.

FAIR Day in Athea will be on Saturday, November 4th.

GAA Knockanure Lotto Results. There was no winner of the €5400 jackpot on Friday 20th October 2017. Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 18, and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 euro each were; 1. Lisa Keane, c/o Leens Hotel; 2. Tim O’Brien, Toor, Duagh; 3. Ursula Enright, c/o Enright’s Bar Moyvane;

4. Julieanne Moloney, Bridge Road, Listowel and 5. Teresa Condon, c/o Ploughman, Abbeyfeale

Next draw to be held on Friday 27th October with jackpot to be up to €5500.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club at this time would like to extend their deepest sympathies with the family of the late Tom Flavin, Trien Road. Tom died peacefully on October 1st 2017 surrounded by his loving family. Tom was predeceased by his wife Bridie (neé Buckley). Tom and Bridie are both sadly missed by their children Patrick, Thomas, Helen and Mairead, Daughters and Sons-in Law, Brothers and Sister-in-laws, Tom’s sister Nell, grandchildren, extended families of both the Flavin’s and Buckley’s, neighbours and friends.

Tom played an integral role in the history of Knockanure GAA Football Club where he held each position within the Football Club itself – from Player to Chairman and beyond. His list of contributions did not cease there. He held a highly regarded Officer position within the North Kerry Board along with including the position of performing as Referee to his recognized list of lifetime achievements. Sadly missed by his wide circle of friends, our prayers and thoughts are with his family at this time. May he Rest In Peace.

DEATH has taken place of Thomas Hogan of Hogan’s Shop, Glin, on 19 October 2017 in his 94th year. Survived by his wife Eily, children Mary, Paddy, Marcella, Eileen, John, Anne and Edel, daughter-in-law Margaret, sons-in-law John, Michael and Roy, grandchildren, niece and nephews.

SR. MARTINA RELIHAN, Presentation Convent, Milltown and formerly of William Street, Listowel. Died on Oct. 13th 2017.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Paddy O’Sullivan, Bridget Dillane, Bridget Dalton, Fr. James O’Keeffe, Fr. Sean Dillon, Bro. Dan Hayes, Matt O’Connor, Darragh Hennessy, Brendan Harnett, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Maurice Collins, Fr. Michael Stack, Teresa O’Sullivan, Mary Carroll, Fr. Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Tony Mason, Eileen Horgan, Hanna Connelly, Node Guiney, Patrick Healy, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully, Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane.

MASS all at Knockanure Tues 24th at 11.00am Mass for the late Ned & Mary Costello, Trien, Kilmorna with burial of Ashes in Knockanure Cemetery; Wed 25th Mass at 7.30pm, for Fintan Goss, Michael Pyke & Clare O’Neill RIP

MASS 6.00pm Sat 28th for Mick & Nora Roche, Glin Road; and 7.30pm mass for Dec. Members of the Flavin & Mulvihill Families, Lower Aughrim.

MASS Sun 29th at 11.00am for Denis McEvoy, Aughrim (Anni) & Dec Members of the McEvoy & Foley Families

MASS FOR NANCY GARVEY NEE LINNANE Recently deceased takes place on Sat. 28th Oct. at 4pm. in Ballydonoghue Church.

NOVEMBER OFFERINGS: Will be taken up as a second collection at all Masses on weekend 28th/29th. For those who do not have an offertory box, envelopes will be available as you leave Mass this weekend. Any outstanding dues envelopes would be greatly appreciated at your earliest convenience. Also anyone who has CHY3 certs for 2016, please return them to the Parish Office as soon as possible. Very many thanks.

NOVENA: Oct 20-28: St. Mary’s Parish Rathkeale. – Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help at St. Mary’s Parish Rathkeale. – Two sessions per day 9.30am & 7.30pm. Sunday 9.30am 11.30am & 7.30pm

SAOTHAR NA NABHAINN COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT SCHEME has 3 vacancies, maintenance person and 2 in Tourist office, Contact Patsy in Community Centre Ballybunion.

CLOCKS go back one hour on the 29th.

PARKINSON’S CONFERENCE Sunday 29th Oct. in the Malton Hotel Killarney, 10.15am. to 3.30pm. Guest speakers. Registration essential1800359359 all welcome, free to attend and fell free to bring along a family member or carer.

ABBEYFEALE FIRE STATION OPEN DAYS: The local fire station will be open for visits by the public next weekend; Saturday, October 28 and Sunday, October 29 and all are welcome.

BINGO At Glórach Service on Monday October 23 at 8.30pm and every Monday thereafter.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: West Limerick Toastmasters will hold their next meeting on Wednesday, November 1 at 8pm in the Desmond Complex.

SCHOLARSHIP: The Danaher McGrath Trust is seeking applications for a scholarship for third level students. Application forms are available at local Secondary Schools in Abbeyfeale, Newcastle West and Tarbert and upon request from Woulfe Murphy Solicitors, Abbeyfeale Tel 068-31106.

DROMTRASNA CHALLENGE: Due to Storm Brian the Dromtrasna Challenge has been postponed until Saturday, November 4.

THE ANNUAL HALLOWEN ACTIVITY CAMP will take place at Listowel Family Resource Centre from October 31st- November 3rd inclusive from 9.15am-1.15pm daily with plenty spooky fun planned. The camp will include a diverse range of activities including; arts/crafts, cooking, computers fun/games and more besides. Limited places available contact Patricia Lyons on (068 23584)

JOURNAL: Closing date for material for the Athea Journal is October 31st. We would ask all contributors, clubs, and associations etc. to please send in their material, photo’s etc as soon as possible so that the Journal will be in the shops as early as possible. Photos and articles can be emailed to domhnall.barry or photos can be handed in to the office for scanning.

NEVIN MAGUIRE, celebrity chef, will give a cookery demonstration in Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, Glin on Wednesday, November 8th at 8pm. Doors will open at 6.30pm with Artisan Food Fair.

ST JOHN’S: October 25th, Padraig Pott’s Guide to Walking, a play written and performed by Seamus O’Rourke and on the 27th Donal Clancy’s Solo Irish Tour, more from 068 22566.

SAGE IS A SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY SERVICE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS. We are seeking volunteers to work with our service in the Kerry region. We are holding an information evening on Date: Thursday 9th November 2017 Location: Imperial Hotel , Denny Street, Tralee Time: 6.30 p.m. Please contact Helen Fitzgerald on 01 5367335 or email: helen.fitzgerald

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will host a ‘Cartoon Capers’ workshop

with Author and Illustrator Alan Nolan for children aged 8-12 yrs on Thursday November 2nd (Mid Term) at 10.30 AM. The workshop is part of the Children’s Book Festival which runs in Libraries all over Ireland in October / November this year. Advance booking is necessary by calling Listowel Library on 068-23044. This is a free event.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE (066 7134276) The Practice of Lectio Divina: Fr. Brendan Clifford OP, Thurs. Oct. 26th & Nov. 2nd, 7.00pm-9.30pm. AA Open Public Meeting: Wed. 1st Nov., 8.30pm-10.00pm. Ardfert Historical Lecture Series-Luftwaffe over Kerry: The story of German wartime air crashes in Kerry during WW2 by Justin Horgan, Thurs. 9th Nov., 8.00pm-10.00pm.

WALK FOR THE HOLY SOULS – A Spiritual walk for the Holy Souls to Tarbert’s own Holy Well, will be held on the Bank Holiday Monday 30th Oct.

FEILE NA SAMHNA – a weekend of cultural highlights based on the history of Tarbert is being celebrated this November. – On Fri. the 3rd of Nov. we have traditional tales and music with Eddie Lenihan in the Community Centre at 8.30pm. Singers night afterwards in Coolahans Bar. On Sat. 4th Tarbert Bridewell and Leslie’s Wood play setting to a “Fright Night” from 7-9pm. Trad session afterwards in Carmodys Bar. On Sun. the 5th Trad session in Savages Bar. Tickets for both events are available from or at the post office.

FOOD; It has been confirmed that this year’s Rose of Tralee, Jennifer Byrne will attend on Opening Night of Listowel Food Fair, November 9 2017.

BALLYL: Fundraising Variety Concert in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford on Sunday 12th November from 7pm to 10pm.

TEA DANCE: North Kerry Home Maintenance Service for Older People A fundraising Tea Dance will take place in Ozanam Plaza Hall, Listowel, on Sunday Nov 5th from 2 – 5:30pm. All welcome. Music, refreshments, spot prizes and interval entertainment. Transport provided by Kerry Flyer. Contact 068-23429.

PASTORAL COUNCIL MEETING: incorporating representatives from Listowel, Duagh, Moyvane & Lixnaw takes place at Listowel Presbytery on Tuesday 24th Oct at 8.00 p.m. All members are asked to attend.

KNOCK NIGHT VIGIL on Thursday Dec. 7th. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 4.30pm. The Church Abbeyfeale at 5pm. Devon Inn at5.10pm. (Old Courtney Lodge) Newcastlewest at 5.20pm.

TALK: Fr. Paddy Dore, Charles Street, Listowel who has spent over 40 years in Chile preached at Listowel on Sunday last.

HALLOWEEN LEGO WORKSHOP in The Seanchaí Listowel. November 3rd 2-4pm. Suitable for 4-12yr olds Fancy dress is optional but booking is essential on 089 44 59 992 Julia.

IRISH COMMUNITY AIR AMBULANCE (ICAA) are to hold an information meeting at Killarney Racecourse, Ross Road, Killarney on Tuesday 24th October at 7.30pm. The meeting is open to all

JOB on Community Employment for Housekeeper, Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane. If eligible, please contact bridiedillon

VACANCY EXITS on Community Employment for Collector of Oral Folklore, Sliabh Luachra Active Retired, Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane. If eligible contact 087/2747626 or email


MISSIONARIES: Meeting for returned Lay Missionaries and Volunteers. Have you ever worked overseas as a volunteer or lay missionary? Would you like to meet up with like-minded people to discuss issues of mutual concern? Join us for our next meeting which takes place on Thursday, Oct 26th at 7.00pm in the John Paul 11 Pastoral Centre, Rock Rd, Killarney. For more info email jim.farrell or phone/text 083 8422468.

NOVEMBER INDULGENCES for the Faithful Departed: At this time of the year, the Church invites us to remember our Faithful Departed and to give them a special share in the prayer of the Church and the Saints. Because of this, particular forms of prayer attract either a ‘partial indulgence’ (bringing the faithful departed closer to heavenly glory) or a ‘plenary indulgence’ (bringing on of the faithful departed into the fullness of heavenly glory.)

On All Souls’ Day visiting a church to pray an Our Father and a Creed carries with it an indulgence.

Between 1 November and 8 November, visiting a cemetery to pray for the Faithful Departed carries with it an indulgence.

One indulgence can be earned in any given day.

For the indulgence to be a Plenary (or Full) indulgence, the following are required.

1. To receive Holy Communion within 20 days of the indulgence

2. To make a Sacramental Confession within 20 days of the indulgence

3. To pray for the intentions of the Holy Father.

4. To be without attachment to/affection for sin.

BOOK: Golden Jubilee of the Consecration of St. Bernard’s Church, Abbeydorney will be celebrated in June 2018. It is proposed to produce a book to commemorate this occasion, any photographs of events in St. Bernard’s in the past 50 years welcome.

PIONEERS: TAKE THE SHORT-TERM PLEDGE FOR NOVEMBER for deceased family and friends who have gone before us marked with the Sign of Faith. Join online at

DIOCESAN ASSEMBLY ON FAMILY LIFE: ‘How can parish support family life’ Exploring the importance of family in today’s parish community and providing resources for parishes – took place on Sunday 15th October 2017 in the Brandon Hotel; Music, singing, talks and reflections and concluding with a light supper at 6.00 p.m.

Family Day Tralee 2017

LAW: 50th Anniversary in the UK of the passing into law of Medical Termination of the Pregnancy Bill of 27th October 1967. In 2015 alone, there were 185,824 abortions in England and 12,134 in Wales.

THOUGHT: We cannot properly serve unless we are content. Lacking this virtue will make us prone to view situations from the angle of how will this benefit me? Outward actions and words can appear unselfish or even self-denying, but if they are not founded in contentment, they will be fuelled by self-serving motives. -John Bevere.

ARDAGH: The present Saint Molua’s Church Ardagh blessed and officially opened on October 15 1967. Work on the old Saint Molua’s Church started in 1813 after Fr. James Corbett P.P. received a free site from local landlord Maurice Studdert, who also gave a donation of ten pounds towards the cost of the building. It was completed and opened in 1814 and served until the present Church was built.

OLD AGE: 24 May 1875 Daily Alta California

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