Knockanure Notes — 23rd February, 2014

ENROLMENT; Parents who wish to enrol a child in Scoil Chorp Chriost Knockanure should call to the school before the end of February 2014, to collect the enrolment form. Please call to the school office between 9.30am and 12.30pm, Monday to Friday. Failte Romhaibh.

RETREAT: The Annual Retreat for Moyvane-Knockanure Parish will take place at the Ardfert Retreat Centre on Sunday March 2nd. For further information and booking, contact Nodie  Brosnan (49352), Julia Stack (49401) or Bridie Shine (49103).

FUNDRAISER  in aid of Ballybunion sea and cliff rescue.

Come and enjoy a lovely cup of tea or coffee and delicious home-made cakes & biscuits on Sunday 2nd March at 4 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. All cakes & biscuits are home-made by Ann’s Cakes & Bakes and her students.

MASS & ANNOINTING OF THE SICK: will take place at the Community Hospital on Wednesday Feb. 26th  at 2.00 p.m.

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS: will take place on Thursday evening at 7.00p.m.  Beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

COMMUNITY NEWS: North and East Kerry Development, Home Maintenance Service for Older People. Providing a low cost home maintenace & minor repair service for older people in North Kerry. Contact details: Elaine Kennedy, North and East Kerry Development Listowel Area Office, 12, The Square, Listowel, Co. Kerry, Telephone 068 23429 or call us anytime on 087 3776724.

KEEP FIT: Comit to Fit for 2014 Get in shape and feel great. Every Thursday at 8.30pm in Knockanure Community Centre. All levels welcome. Ring Maggie at 087 9866533.

INFO: Information officer (Philomena) at Knockanure Community Centre every Monday (except second Monday of every month) from 1.30 -3.30. Farm assist, social welfare, medical cards and much more. Free and confidential service.

COMPUTERS: Kerry Flyer, will be holding First Steps Online Course at Knockanure Community Centre. This course will be for 2 hours every week for 4 weeks. Course is free for anyone over 18. Contact Knockanure Community Centre to enquire or book at 068 49799.

PLAY: Abbeyfeale Drama Group will perform ‘Separate Beds’ at Fr Casey’s GAA Clubhouse February, 25 and March 1,2,4 and 8th. Doors open 7pm. Show starts 8pm.

MOLL will be performed at Knockangoshel on  26th of Feb.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 26th The Best of Traditional with the Drole, Thursday 27th to 4th March , The Man from Clare, details from 068 22566.


LISTOWEL BRANCH KERRY HOSPICE A.G.M. is been held on Tuesday night next 25th February at 7pm. in St. Patrick ‘s Hall. Volunteers always welcome.

AGEING  stories and much more, read February’s edition at

BEST WISHES to Nan Hurley of Athea  who celebrated her 95th Birthday last week and also happy birthday to John Horan of Moyvane who  celebrated his 40th birthday recently.

DEATH: Dan Green, a native of London was  killed in a car accident on 17th February 2014 at Keylod, Knockanure. Survived by  his wife Britta and son Nick, his father and his mother were in Listowel to visit Dan and family at Christmas, Requiem mass for Dan Green was celebrated on 22nd of February  in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel followed by cremation in the Island Crematorium, Rocky Island, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork. Dan Green was a supporter of new  Craft Shop in Listowel,  a web designer,  photographer and playwright. Dan Green had  25 years’ experience in Sales, Recruitment, Marketing and Online Advertising/Marketing and Small Business  Consulting and was living in Moyvane.

DEATH has occurred of Tom Relihan of Bedford, Listowel, he is survived by his wife Joan Brennan, sons Sean, Patrick and P J. Following Requiem Mass for Tom Relihan in Listowel Church, he was laid to rest at St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel on 19th February 2014.

DEATH took place on 18th February 2014 of  Seamus Mc Dermott of Bedford, Listowel  in the Bons Secour Hospital, Tralee. Deeply regretted by his loving wife Marie, son Cormac, daughter Elvina, brother Jack, and sister Gertie, his daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephew and  grandchildren, relatives, On  Saturday the 22nd of February 2014 requiem mass for Seamus McDermott was celebrated in  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel followed by burial in John Paul II Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH of Margaret Murphy nee Moloney, Kilcrohane, Bantry ,formerly of Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Died  On January 27th, 2014, Beloved wife of Michael,  mother of Marian, Michelle, Brendan, Kieran, Vincent and Siobhán,  sister to Joan and  grandmother to 14 grandchildren Requiem mass for Margaret Murphy  on  January 31st 2014 at the  Star of the Sea Church , Kilcrohane. Burial afterwards in Kilcrohane Cemetery. Margaret was sister of the late Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Ellen Buckley, Tim, Quaide, Mary Stack, Ned White, Neilus Lynch, Breda Clifford, Bernadette O Sullivan, Mary O Connell, Eamon Sweeney, Joan Buckley, Marie O Callaghan, Jim O Connor, Michael O Donnell, Joan Scanlon, Mary Foley, Mary Carmody, Tim Leahy, Peg Connor, John O Sullivan, Con Shanahan, Joe O Connor, Matt O Connell, Barney Enright, Ted Keane, Moira Broderick, Teresa Foley, Sr. Francis Galvin, Nora Fleming, Louis O Carroll. Mass on Tues. 25th at 7.30pm for Mary & Joseph O’ Connell. Mass on Wed. 26th at 7.30pm for Marie O’Callaghan & the deceased members of the O’Callaghan Family. Mass on Thurs. 27th at 7.30pm for Eamonn, Pat & Anna Mai Sweeney. Mass on Fri. 28th at 7.30pm for Bernadette O’Sullivan. Mass on Sat. 1st March Knockanure 11.00am Bridie Flavin, Sat. 1st March Mass at 7.30pm Month’s Mind for Margaret Murphy nee Moloney of Kilcrohane, Bantry, Co. Cork and formerly of Leitrim Middle, Moyvane. Margaret was sister of the late Michael Moloney, Leitrim Middle. Mass on Sun. 2nd at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Mick & Mary Moloney. Mass on Tues. 4th at 7.30pm for William J. O’Connor Dore.

CHURCH: Meeting of the Finance Committee on Tues. 4th March at 8pm in the Presbytery. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Adoration. Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm. Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm. Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers: Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins. 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor. 10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy
Collectors for March : Vigil Michael Galvin & Breda Brosnan, 11am Cal Flynn & Pat Scanlon, Knockanure 10am Cian Rogan
A.G.M. of Duagh Graveyard Committee on Monday March 3rd at 8p.m. in the Presbytery.

CHELTENHAM Preview night at Christy Walsh Bar in Listowel on March 2nd 2014.

LOCAL man Pat Leahy is to defend his seat in the council, he has held the seat since 1991.

FUN RUN: Mother’s Day? 5km/10km Fun Run (or walk) will take place in Moyvane 30th March. Registration at 12pm at the Marian Hall, Moyvane and commences at 1pm.  Refreshments afterwards in the Marian Hall.


UNEMPLOYED: you’re aged between 18 – 30 and unemployed sign up at and if you want to know anything more specific, email  at [email protected]

COOKERY, featuring Neven Maguire will take place in the Killarney Avenue Hotel on Wednesday 5th March at 7.30pm. All proceeds to Brú Columbanus, a charity that provides accomodation to relatives of seriously ill patients in Cork Hospitals and the Hospice, especially relatives of sick children. Tickets €20 available from Brú Columbanus on 021 4345754 or 087 2787074.

TRIBUTE EVENING will be held at Listowel Community College for past football teams on 21st March 2014 at 7.30pm.

LITURGY  workshop for parish liturgy groups and all interested in the liturgies of Lent and Easter on Tuesday Feb 25th in St. Brendan’ s Pastoral Centre, Tralee from 8.00 – 10.00pm. Dr. Anne Francis from Cork will facilitate the evening. For further information or to book places on the workshop, contact Frances Rowland @ 064 6630538 or email [email protected]

DRAMA OF MARKS GOSPEL at Ardfert Retreat Centre  in association with Miracle Hill Theatre every Friday of Lent at 8pm and each night Mon to Sat of Holy Week and Easter Week.  It presents the wounded Jesus and the empowering healer. Booking 066 7134276 or email [email protected]

SPECIAL Olympics 2014 will be held on June 12th to June 15th in  Limerick. 1,500 athletes from all over the island of Ireland will travel to the  City , accompanied by 500 coaches and official delegates as well as 3,000 family members. The games are relying on the support  of 3,000 volunteers.  Anyone interested in being a volunteer contact or lo-call 1850 555 222 or email [email protected].

HELP: Parents under stress can avail of the country’s first targeted support structure after it was officially launched in Limerick last week. Barnardos Homemaker Family Support Service is a unique home-based service for parents who are struggling to cope with the demands of daily life.

CAR Boot Sale & Indoor Market will be held on Sunday February 23rd from 8am -2pm in the Community Centre Newcastle West, further details can be got by contacting the West Limerick 102 Station on 069-66200.

TRAINING FOR RADIO: West Limerick 102 is currently running an 8 week training course at its studios in Newcastle West for those over 55 who would be interested in learning how to produce a monthly radio programme aimed at older members of our community. The course runs each Monday and Wednesday from 2pm to 3.30pm and is free of charge. Full details from Connie at West Limerick 102. Ring 069 66200.

NEW MOON on March 1st and 30th. Weather still wet and windy, land is saturated, but the daffodils are making good progress. No sign of the Rock Thrush which up to recently every spring sang from the treetops, is the promotion of the hawk destroying the small birds.

VOLUNTEERS REQUIRED FOR COMPUTER CLASSES IN ABBEYFEALE: Volunteers required to teach basic computer skills in Abbeyfeale. Volunteers do not require any specific qualifications or experience. Course will run from 3- 4pm on Wednesdays for six weeks (starting date to be confirmed). Contact Nora on 068 31198.

FLOODS: While the Dail and papers are talking about a bit of schoolyard rivalry between state organisations, they are ignoring the plight of people who have suffered from the floods and wind. Help for limerick from volunteers  include: – Over 115,000 received  by St Marys Aid (Limerick Leader)  – Churches together help Limerick (  – Truckloads of furniture delivered  (Limerick Post)  it is good  to acknowledge the  neighbourliness of  people in difficult times. If you wish to contribute – details are here:…Press Release

PRAYER: The service for World Day of Prayer 2014 was prepared by the women of Egypt. On the 7th of March 2014, people around the world will gather to worship together, following the same order of service prepared by the women of Egypt. You can watch the  program here:

OLD AGE: The Kerry Sentinel, 30 January 1904 Death of Centenarians, Near Listowel. The death recently took place of Patrick M’Elligott, Lybes, parish of Duagh, at the age of 103 years, and of John O’Sullivan, Islandanny, at the age of 104 years.

DAIL Question, Dáil Éireann – Volume 2 – 20 December, 1922
TOMAS Mac EOIN: To ask the Minister for Defence whether he is aware that Volunteer James Byrne, of the Dublin Guards, was wounded in an ambush at Duagh, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry, on October 13th, that the casualty was reported in the Sunday Independent of October 15th, and that enquiries were made by this Volunteer’s mother, Mrs. Byrne, of 3 Willbrook, Rathfarnham, Co. Dublin, at Portobello Barracks, and Army Medical Headquarters, Merrion Square, during the following week, but failed to elicit any information; whether the Sunday Independent of October 22nd reported the funeral of this Volunteer from Portobello Barracks, although no notification of his fate had been sent to his relatives; whether, in answer to further enquiries, [405] Captain Stafford, the officer in charge of funerals at Portobello, told the mother on Monday, October 23rd, that he could not say if the lad buried was her son, and expressed the opinion that the soldier buried was either killed instantly, or else had died of blood poisoning; whether the same officer on the following day informed Mrs. Byrne’s sister-in-law that the boy killed was Mrs. Byrne’s son, and that he had made enquiries in Rathfarnham and had sent notice to the newspapers that an unidentified body was lying in the Barracks in order to enable him to get into touch with the relatives — statements of which no corroboration could be obtained in the newspaper offices or in Rathfarnham; whether, or subsequently, Army Medical Headquarters undertook to communicate with Abbeyfeale, and then notified Mrs. Byrne that the boy who had been buried was not her son but a native of Kerry; whether upon enquiry being made at Oriel House, a message was sent by Mr. Frank Fagan that Mrs. Byrne’s son had not been killed, but was in hospital, not so seriously wounded as to require to be brought to Dublin for an operation; whether enquiries were also made of Commandant O’Connor, at Beggars’ Bush Barracks, who promised to communicate with Mrs. Byrne, but failed to do so; whether Mrs. Byrne was left without definite news of her son’s death until she received on December 14th, in reply to an enquiry she had addressed to the Parish Priest, a letter from Father F.J. Harrington, C.C., Duagh, Kilmorna, Co. Kerry, stating that her son was wounded in the abdomen on October 13th, was removed in a motor ambulance to Abbeyfeale that night, and died half an hour after his arrival there; Much more information on the Dail record.

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