Knockanure Notes — 23rd July, 2017

BEST Wishes to Bridie Carroll who has retired after 33 years of service at the Listowel Arms Hotel.

Best wishes also to Fr. Eamon Mulvihill new parish priest of Kilcummin, he has many relations in Moyvane and district.

GLIN: July 29 Annual Charity Swim across the Shannon. Glin Castle & Garden Guided Tour – Aug 6th.

PAINTERS; Any painting contractors interested in submitting a quotation for the painting of Moyvane Church are asked to submit their quotations on or before August 4th to Amanda Coulson, Chairperson of the Parish Pastoral Council, c/o The Parish Office, Moyvane.

WEST LIMERICK 102FM: Has a new presenter. Every Monday evening from 7pm to 7.30pm tune into a little bit of Heaven with Fr. Kevin – first programme went out on Monday evening week.

OUR U14’s: lined out against St. Senan’s for the NKL final in Duagh recently. Played in ideal conditions before supporters from St. Senan’s and Moyvane, the game was a draw.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto results; There was no winner of the 4100 euro jackpot from the draw held Friday 21st July. Numbers drawn were 3, 5, 23, and 27. Lucky dip winners of 25 euro each were;

1. Mai & John Quirke, Rathoran; 2. Rita & Tom Hannon, 9, Willowbrook, Listowel; 3. Noma O’ Connor, Kilcoleman, Asdee; 4. Andrew Harley, c/o John Barry, Knockanure; 5. Christina Curtin, Purt, Abbeyfeale. Next jackpot rising to 4200 euro with the draw due to be held on Friday 28th July.

FARM SAFETY WEEK: Farm Safety Week will take place this year from July 24- 28.

DEATH has taken place of Mary McCarthy (née Roche)16 St Ita’s Terrace, Newcastle West, and / Moyvane, Mary died on Friday 14th of July. Sadly missed by her daughter Anne Fitzmaurice (Moyvane), sons Seán, Tom and Eddie, sister Noreen, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, son-in-law, sister-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Mary McCarthy was celebrated by Fr. Kevin on Monday 17th July at Newcastlewest Church with burial afterwards in Monagea Cemetery.

DEATH has taken place of Anna Danaher Smithwick , Toronto, Canada & Woodcliffe, Loughill. Died in Canada on 14th July. Deeply regretted by her husband Peter, sons, John, Kevin and Neill, daughters in law, grandchildren, brother Rev. Monsignor Mort Danaher, sisters in law, Patricia & Noelle, nephews, nieces. Memorial mass was on Sunday evening last, celebrated by her brother Monsignor Mort Danaher in the Church of the Visitation, Ballyhahill. Burial has taken place in Canada.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Griffin, Denis Corridan, James Godley, Willie Dowd, Tom Lynch, Ellie Scanlon, Maurice Stack, Bridget dewsaap, Margaret Twohig, Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Eileen Hegarty, John Broderick, Fr. Denis Dwyer, Catriona O’Connor, Anna Maria Houlihan, Benny Collins, Paddy Kennelly, Sr. Dympna Driscoll, Bridie Stackpoole, Tom Leahy, Paddy A Kearney, Mary O’Sullivan, Mass Moyvane; Mon 24th at 7.30pm for Ned, Mary Ann, Edward & Kevin Murphy, Askeaton & Deceased Family Members; Tues 25th at 7.30pm for Jeremiah Mulvihill, Glenalappa & Deceased Members of the Mulvihill & Connelly Families; Wed 26th at 7.30pm for Denis Corridan, Murhur; Fri 28th at 7.30pm for Mary McCarthy, Newcastle West & Lower Aughrim (Rec Dec);

Sat 29th at 7.30pm for Dan, Bridie, Danny & Veronica Keane, Coilagurteen and on Sun 30th at 11.00am mass for Liam Foley, Tieraclea House, (Rec Dec)

Mass Knockanure – Thurs 27th at 7.30pm for Special Intention and Sun 30th mass at 10.00am for Edward Carmody, Knockanure.

GRAVEYARD MASSES –Duagh- Thursday 27th July at 8 p.m; St. Marys Graveyard Tarbert Mass Friday 28th July at 7.30pm. Lislaughtin – Friday 4th August at 7.00pm.

HAPPY 90th birthday to Michael Donal O’Sullivan of Skehernerin.

TRIP to Knock on Thursday, July 27th (Mullane’s Coach). Names and fare can be handed in to Rose’s Shop

NEW CAMOGIE CLUB A registration night for the proposed new camogie club in Listowel on Thursday night 27th July in the Listowel Community Centre at 7.35 pm and a short training session afterwards from about 8.15 to give the girls a feel for it.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE host their annual Family Fun Day with plenty to interest all members of the family from 2-4pm on Saturday July 29. All welcome


MOYVANE: No adoration until Wednesday 6th September.

LISTOWEL LIBRARY will hold a ‘Storytime’ session on Saturday July 29th at 11.30 AM. Suitable for ages 1-6, children must be accompanied by an adult.

SEISIÚN show at the Devon Inn every Thursday night at 8.30pm.

RESULTS OF PARISH DRAW: First prize of one night B&B and one evening meal for two people in Killarney Oaks Hotel along with two tickets to the Wolfe Tones in the INEC was won by Noreen Hughes, Aughrim. Second Prize of a monster hamper sponsored by Holly’s Gala was won by Niamh Walsh, Doonard Lr., Tarbert and the Third Prize of two tickets to Brendan Grace’s concert in the INEC was won by Jerry Fitzmaurice, Lr. Aughrim.

CEMETERY MASSES as follows: Ahavoher Monday 7th August 8pm; Knockanure Tuesday 8th August 8pm and Murhur Wednesday 9th August 8pm.

COLLECTIONS: We had three collections on Sunday, many who never contribute to these collections are quick to criticise, but slow to recognise the contribution of churchgoers.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 26th David Syme- Piano solo; Thursday 27th A Trilogy of Plays including J.B Keane’s and on Friday 28th Luka Bloom in Concert, details from 068 22566.

OUTSMART SELF-DOUBT & FEAR” Free workshop Returning to work or education after a period of unemployment or time out? Do you have self-doubt and fear about returning? Thursday 27nd July 2.30pm to 5.45pm Venue: Listowel Family Resource Centre. To book a place contact 066 7180190 or lorrainebowler

FOYNES air show was a wonderful occasion, I remember local man recalling the day he cycled to Foynes to see the Sea Planes, before Shannon Airport opened.


Growing Old Gracefully: Welcome to a Guided Participative Experience facilitated by: John Dunne & Kathy Cunningham. Friday 28th -Sunday 30th July. Enrich Your Faith: Foyer of Light, Charity and Love. Preached by Fr. Killian Byrne, Aug 7th -13th. Contact Helen 0861678027.

CROAGH PATRICK: Reek Sunday takes place on the last Sunday in July each year.

GALWAY Races Monday 31st of July to Sunday 6th of August.

KNOCK PILGRIMAGE Duagh/Lyre parish pilgrimage, Spiritual Director: Fr. Jack O’Donnell. Leaving Lyreacrompane Resource Centre on Saturday 12th August at 7.30am. Going via The Six Crosses to Church in Duagh at 8.00am. Contact Frances 0876757924 or Larry 0874138934. Knock on Thursday 17th August. Coach will leave The Square Listowel at 7am. Book your seat now contact Fitzpatrick of Listowel on 087-3966399.

CINEMA NIGHTS AT THE GLORACH: Next cinema night is August 2 when Casablanca starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman will be the classic film offering. Reserve your seat on 087 1383940.

DAN PADDY ANDY FESTIVAL CELEBRATES 20 YEARS: the opening event of this year’s Dan Paddy Andy Festival – the Irish Rambling House Show, Thursday, August 3, is opening night with the first ever performance at the Festival by the Irish Rambling House Show.

GRANT: University of Limerick electrochemist Dr Micheál Scanlon from Templeglantine has been awarded €1.5m European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. Dr Scanlon is the only ERC award recipient in Ireland in physical sciences, and one of only three Irish-based researchers to be awarded an ERC Starting Grant this year.

ACC MAKES SECURITY ANNOUNCEMENT: Following a meeting on Wednesday, July 19 with officials from Limerick City and County Council, Abbeyfeale is now included in a County-Wide pilot scheme which will see 4 CCTV Cameras installed along the Main Street and The Square.

HERITAGE PLAQUES: A number of plaques were erected on Friday, July 14 around the Square Abbeyfeale and on Sunday an Italian couple who were passing through and were amazed when they saw the plaque detailing the visit of Princess Cristina Belgiojoso to Batt Harnett’s which in times past was Leahy’s Inn. They couldn’t believe their eyes as their daughter who is a teacher had done her thesis on the Princess.

WEATHER: Lovely weather which we had has seen many in Ballybunion and also loads of turf going home and farmers drawing silage, land is in great condition. Broken weather in recent days, hoping for a few saving days for hay may come. On a recent Sunday the Rescue Dingy in Ballybunion was giving rides, which gave a taste of the great work they do.

New MOON was on the 23rd July.

ROAD Deaths: July 22, 1987

Agudat Israel MK Avraham Shapira claimed Monday that pornographic pictures were the cause of Israel’s alarming highway accident rate and suggested that a day of fasting and prayer be declared to “appeal to God’s mercy to stop the awful slaughter on the roads.”

THOUGHT: How do we get rid of darkness? By rebuking it? By seeking to rid our environments of it? No. The answer to stopping darkness is to bring light into the situation. Darkness cannot stay if light comes. The question is not “How do we remove the darkness?” It is “How can I turn the light on in this situation? –Steve Backlund.

GOLDEN Jubilee of Moyvane Church; Homily by Fr. Pat Ahern, September 30th, 2006

I’m wondering how many of you here this evening were here on August 26th 1956, when this church was opened and blessed by the late Bishop Denis Moynihan. I suspect not all that many. Fifty years is a long time. Half a century. Many, many changes. Many people no longer with us.

I was still a student at the time – in Maynooth. A year later I said my first Mass here, said it in Latin with my back to the people; for that was the way Mass was said here during the first seven or eight years of the life of this Church.

I remember the opening day well. I remember coming to the village the evening before – came in for choir practice with the local choir. The whole village was alive with activity, last minute preparations. People painting, cleaning windows, people on ladders putting up bunting, hanging flags on telegraph poles. One sensed an air of great expectation and excitement.

I have a memory of the Mass next day, of the then P.P. Fr. Danny O’Sullivan, who was then in failing health. He was in a wheelchair seated here in the Sanctuary. And a proud man he was. His dream was now a reality.

Apparently he hadn’t seen the church until it was finished. When he was wheeled in here a few days before the opening, word is that he was dumbfounded – speechless. He had no idea the Church would be so high and so spacious. At a reception for guests after the opening Mass he made a speech, during which he said “Exegi monumentum aëre perennius” “I have raised up a monument more lasting than bronze” He liked to draw attention to certain features of the Church. One was the rose window at the back. That was a great curiosity; no one had ever seen a rose window in these parts before. Another feature was the spire – which people at the time were disappointed in, far too small, it was felt, out of proportion, considering the great height and bulk of the building. But of course it wasn’t a spire at all! – as Fr. Dan was at pains to point out. It was, he used to insist a fleche, FLÈCHE…French for an arrow. (so we mustn’t be calling it a spire!) Anyway the poor man didn’t enjoy his monument for very long, because he died just five weeks after the Church was opened. His Anniversary was last Thursday. We remember him fondly and pray for the repose of his soul. (Just a snippet of Fr Ahern’s talk)

Mothers Letter.
On your 40th Birthday 1999
Dear Daughter.

In September 1953, with no portfolios of interviews but with God’s grace and blessing, Dad and I together procured the most rewarding prestigious profession, that of starting with the first step up of the fourteen step ladder of life, eight female and six male steps. There is a saying “Life is not a bed of roses” there were a few thorns but don’t we all need a little pinch sometimes to urge us on.

While climbing that ladder, there was always joy, merriment, happiness and love galore.

We found you on the 7th step with the same joy as the previous and following ones. Each finding was a miracle, to stay awake at night waiting and listening for every breath was like watching the stars.

On the 13th step God decide that that little one was not for this world and in his mercy took him back again, that was around my 40th birthday. In March 1975 we reached the top step.

At the summet now for quite a few years we feel like shouting to the world with jubilation. Every one of you have made us proud, if we had to relive our lives we would have fourteen more if they were all like you lot.

The pinch of the thorn in your case was the Dad and I took you by the little 4 year old hands; you dressed in a little check suit and hat to match and walked you into hospital, Dad and I having tuberculosis and you having contacted it too. That sting didn’t last long because on our first visit you were so full of fun, jumping on the bed, almost hitting the ceiling with your newfound first boyfriend, we knew you were cured already and so cured us.

When household chores were a must you always played your part. Your favourite chore was keeping a blazing welcoming fire, how you managed it back ways I still can’t figure out. Of course you had a fascination for heat, you managed to get the Renault radiator to boil at Moll’s Gap and got your siblings to draw the water with their shoes. On a boat trip to England you did some stoking too or so I’m told. We could write a library full of books in praise our family, but who would read them. Everybody knows we are cute movers when it comes to choosing partners too.


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