Knockanure Notes — 22th January, 2017

ACTIVE:  Mums & Dads – get active 9.30am every Thursday at Knockanure Community Centre also Step & Tone class at 7.30pm every Thursday.  For details Call Maggie at 087-9866553. Summer bodies are made in winter!!!.

ENROL: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost  Knockanure   Enrolment 2017 :   If  you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost  Knockanure  please call to the school office,  between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. any day  to collect your Enrolment Form.  School can be contacted at 068-49130. We will be delighted to welcome you and your child. Fáilte Romhaibh !

CHIROPODIST:  For Moyvane and Knockanure Care of the Aged in the Marian Hall on Fri 27th Jan at 10am. To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

MOYVANE/TARBERT LADIES FOOTBALL:  would like to thank all who contributed to last weekend’s Church Gate Collection

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 20th January. There was no winner of the €16,900. Numbers drawn were 6, 8, 14, 23. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Eilish Kearney, Moyvane South; 2. Esther Foley, 7, Ashgrove, Moyvane; 3. Betty Heaphy, Dirha East, Listowel; 4. Tim Keane, Clounbrane, Moyvane; 5. Dolly & John Stack, Listowel; Next draw to be held on Friday 27th January with the jackpot to be €17,000.

ICA:  Social Dancing Classes on Fri 10th Feb (6 weeks) at the Marian Hall from 7.30pm to 9pm.  All welcome.

NANO NAGLE SCHOOL will hold their 11th Annual Social on Friday 3rd February in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Tickets from Nano Nagle School, 06821942

SYMPATHY to Jerry Mullin & Family, New Houses on the death of Jerry’s niece Ciara, Rathfarnham, Dublin.

DEATH: Agnes Broderick nee Browne, died in America, (age 104)  late of Dirha, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Peggy Finucane, Dick Stack, Fr. Pat Ahern, Peggy Fitzgerald, Emma Obrien, Eileen Galvin, Mary Morrissey, Michael Mulvihill, Teresa Margaret Hanrahan, Lily O’Keeffe, Pat Cunningham, Margaret Flaherty, Mary Dalton, Tim Guiney, Maureen Moran, Cathal Kennelly, Nora Ita Hunt, Margaret Murphy, Bridie McElligott, Helen Roche, Michael O’Regan, Jo Heffernan, Eily Mai O’Flaherty, Tess Geoghegan, Sr. Hubert Foley,  Mass in Moyvane; Mon 23rd  at 7.30pm  for Josie Sugrue (nee Kirby), Wed  25th at  7.30pm for  Breda Meehan (nee Hudson), Sat 28th  at  7.30pm for         Bill Horan, and deceased members of the Horan Family. Sun  29th  at 11.00am for Eily Mai O’Flaherty. Mass in Knockanure; Thurs 26th at  7.30pm for Sheila Kerins, Sun 29th at  10.00am for  Anne Cunningham,

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION:  KNOCKANURE:  Tuesday 10am to 6pm. MOYVANE: Wednesday 10am to 7pm.

SAMARITANS:  If you would like to volunteer with the Samaritans phone Josephine Dunne on 087/9158779.

WRITERS WEEK, first closing date for entries 3rd February.

BLOOD TRANSFUSION clinic at Ballybunion on January 26th from 5 to 8pm. Blood Donor clinic in The Brandon Hotel, Tralee Monday 5pm – 8.30pm; Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 3pm – 5pm & 7pm – 9pm 23rd – 26th January 2017.

RAMBLING House at Seanchai 26th January at 9.15pm.

PIERSE FITZGIBBON SOLICITORS will be holding a seminar on Wednesday 25th Jan. at the Seanchai Centre, Listowel at 7.30pm.

FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE LISTOWEL: Effective Communication for Better Relationships – Wed 15th Feb. Parents Plus Course for Teens Mon Feb 27TH from 7-9pm. Places are limited so early booking is advised.  Names now taken for How to grow your own Vegetables and Computing classes.  Further details from 068/23584.

DUCK race will take place at the bridge Athea at 12pm on Sunday, January 29th.

AGRI Seminar at the Arms Hotel on Feb. 1st at 8pm.

LISTOWEL AREA PASTORAL COUNCIL will meet on Tuesday 24th January at 8pm. in Moyvane.

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WITH FR. SEAN SHEEHY: Beginning January 24th for 8 weeks.  All are welcome.  Bring your bible.  If you wish to attend please register with Denise at Listowel parish Office 21188.  Venue: Meeting Room beside church.

NORTH KERRY COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION: enrolment for our night classes will be accepted in the college on Monday 23rd and Wednesday 25th January from 7 to 9 p.m.  Early booking is advisable.  Courses include: Childcare, Healthcare and First Aid, Courses in Computers, Spanish, Tai Chi, Make Up.  Contact; Maria 086 0289958.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: o66 7134276.  The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 25 Jan 7-8.30pm; Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Agriculture on the Crosbie Estate by Tommy O’Connor, Thurs 2 Feb 8-10 pm.   Self Care Day: Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness, Sat 28 Jan 9.45-4pm Contact Anna O’Donoghue 0879447105.  Keeping Hope Alive: Josephine Fitzgibbon & Mick Joyce, Sat. 4th Feb. 10.00am-4.00pm.

LEDGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. New members always welcome.

VOLUNTEERS needed to work in Ethiopia in July, details from 086 3453 092

ST JOHN’S: Thu 26th, Sean Keane In Concert. Fri 27th,King Lear /Hamlet- A Modern Musical Interpretation. Each scene from the plays is turned into a song from the most important character.  A detailed programme contains the lyrics to every song.  Presented by Literature Through Music, Dublin.

HEALTH: Sam McCauley’s Chemists, in conjunction with Dr Mary McCaffrey (Consultant Obstetrician/Gynaecologist) and Dr Haroon (Consultant Rheumatologist) are inviting people to ‘A Discussion On Women’s Health And Wellbeing For All Ages’ at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday, January 26 at 7.15pm.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group comedy ‘Anyone Could Rob a Bank’, will be staged at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall on Feb 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th & 19th.

MEETING: Over the coming weeks, Kerry County Council will be facilitating a process to establish a Business and Community Alliance that will be the forum, to oversee the planning and implementation of initiatives that will promote the growth and development of Listowel into the future. An initial public meeting has been called for Tuesday January 24th at 7.30pm at The Listowel Family Resource Centre. This facilitated meeting will provide an overview of the process of setting up an alliance in Listowel and provide an opportunity for input from those present on the night.

GUIDE: A draft Heritage Map/Guide to N Kerry kindly collated by Marie and Noel Murray is now available,  for any suggestions you may have Please respond by 31 January they hope to have this in print by 31 March.

WORLD DAY OF THE SICK: Tralee Mass, with Anointing of the Sick and a Blessing for their carers will be celebrated in St. John’s Church on Saturday February 11th at 2.00pm. Refreshments will be served in the Parish Centre after Mass. All welcome.

STUDY THEOLOGY BY DISTANCE LEARNING: with the Priory Institute. Visit or Phone: 01 4048124 Application deadline 28th February.

THE MEDJUGORJE MESSENGER: which replaces the Medjugorje Herald is now available from the Kerry Bookshop (Caballs) Tralee.

NEW MOON on the  28th.

MEDJUGORJE PILGRIMAGE 2017 24th May,. Fully Inclusive for 7 nights contact Bridie McCarthy on 087-6654296.

FEAST of St Brigid on Feb. 1st, many will be making the crosses from rushes at this time of year.

PAPERS: The Riverine Grazier (Hay, NSW : 1873 – 1954) Tue 23 Dec 1913, Page 2


The annual festival of the English speaking peoples of the world, and of the white races generally, has come round once more, and has found the nations at peace. The industrial internecine strife is as pronounced as ever, but, at the moment, the clang of military weapons has ceased and nation is not warring against nation. We do not think that the approach of the Christmas period has had anything to do with the cessation of international strife but he would be a bold man who would attempt to estimate to what extent Christianity has influenced, and is influencing, the peace of the world. Whatever agnostics and sceptics may think or say, we think it is undeniable that the

Christian religion is responsible, to an extent, which is enormous and cannot be calculated, for the uplifting of individuals and of nations. The teachings of Christianity make for peace, good

will, and merciful consideration of human failings and weaknesses and follies. It would be impossible to say to what extent Christian teaching, and the Christian environment, has led to the establishment of hospitals, the amelioration of poverty, the recognition of the proper status of women, the care of children and of the aged, and all the humanitarian impulses and enterprises with which the white peoples of the world are associated.( See paper for more)

Southern Cross (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1954) Fri 14 Feb 1930 Page 4.


Ireland had a very quiet Christmas (writes a Dublin correspondent).

The weather was as bad as it could be, yet had no effect in diminishing the attendance at Mass, and all the churches were crowded, most people assisting at least two Masses. In the Dublin Pro Cathedral the Masses began at 6 o’clock and there were half-hour Masses till noon, when there was a High Mass, at which His Grace the Archbishop presided and preached. During the weekend the Cribs in all the churches drew large numbers of people. The suspension of the Dublin Corporation left the city without the old-time participation through its city fathers in the ceremonies, of the High Mass. But in other centres the local authorities were well represented. The National Army had

its own celebrations at the Curragh Camp, where Masses were said in the Garrison Church from an early hour. At the Curragh and at Portobello and other Dublin barracks there were, church parades, and in the evening a special Christmas dinner for the troops. Everywhere the holy season was marked by attention to the needs of the poor. The firm of Guinness, Dublin’s largest industry, gave the St. Vincent de Paul Society £213, which was distributed in fuel and blankets to the poor in the area of the great brewery. There were many visits to the hospitals.


BUFFALO Bill; Just over 100 years after the death of the legendary American scout, we remember the occasion in which, one day before his death, he was baptized in Denver.( Any idea where Fr. Walsh came from)


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