Knockanure Notes — 23rd March, 2014

COMPUTER: Kerry Flyer will be holding First Steps Computer Online course at Knockanure Community Centre. The 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.

ST PIO Mass in Listowel Church on 27th March at 7pm.

POST OFFICE: A Public Meeting will be held to discuss the threat of closure to Rural Post Offices at The Marian Hall, Moyvane on Tuesday 25th March at 8pm.  All are welcome.

CHIROPODIST  will be in the Marian Hall on Friday 28th March at 11am.  For booking, phone Eileen Quinn 49472.

INFORMATION: The North & East Kerry Development Information Officer won’t came on 24.03.2014 and 31.03.2014 at Knockanure Community Centre due to holidays. The information officer will came back at Knockanure from 07.04.2014.

FASHION: Tarbert Comprehensive School Parents Association are holding their Annual Fashion Show in the Tintean Theatre Ballybunion on Friday 28th March at 8p.m. Models from Celia Holman Lee Agency & Our Talented TY Students will attend.

MOTHER’S Day  on Sunday 30th March.

PLAY: The Country Dressmaker will be presented in Duagh on 29th March at 8.30pm, special interest as it was written by George Fitzmaurice.

CONFIRMATION in Moyvane on April2nd.

WALK Run on Mother’s day March 30th in Moyvane in aid of the youth club, registration at noon.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Unwanted Clothes Collection will take place on Saturday 5th April at 11am, at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped off on Friday 6-8pm, Funds go towards running of the club.

DRAMA: What Love is, A Farmers Version,  written and directed by Katie Galvin, was a great success, with a full Marian Hall enjoying themselves. Taking part were, Donie Enright, Katie Galvin, Aine Cronin, James Fogarty, Jamie Vaughan, Jennifer Kennelly. Moyvane Boro Players acquitted themselves well on night 21st March 2014. They were ably supported by local musicians who played a host Irish tunes. Tom Moore was MC. Proceeds from the play was in aid of Live Life and Irish Cancer Society.

REUNION of former Imperial Stag workers will be held in Listowel on March 28th, starting with Mass for deceased workers at 7pm in Listowel Church. The original factory opened in 1962 and had 130 staff at its peak.

BARN DANCE: Line Dancing Classes every Friday night until Easter Sunday.  Community Centre, New St., Abbeyfeale 7.30 – 8.30pm.  Everyone welcome.

TEA dance with music by Noel Cronin will take place on Sunday, March 30th at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse with all proceeds going to Abbey Heritage Local Training.

DRIVING Theory Class: A six course preparing learner drivers for their theory test will commence at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday March 25th from 7-9pm.  Further details from Alan on 087 7671555.

DEATH: The death took place on 15th March 2014 of Margaret Tobin (née Moloney) Main Street, Abbeyfeale, aged 94 years, wife of the late Tim, who she had married in the mid 1950s. Survived by sons John and Fred, daughter Cecelia, sisters Teresa, Ita and Joan, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass was celebrated at Abbeyfeale Church on Wednesday 19th March 2014 by Fr. O Shea, Fr Foley and Fr. Neville. Batt Harnett sang the hymns and Mr Dennison played the organ. Her son John read a moving tribute to her at the end of the mass and the service concluded with a song from her son-in-law, Frank Moore. She was buried immediately afterwards in Reilig Íde Naofa. Margaret Tobin was daughter of Jim Moloney (died 1976) and  Hannah Cecelia “Babe” Fitzgerald (died 1974). Margaret born at Kilmorna, was predeceased by brothers, John Joe(d 2007), Michael (d 1989), Fr Tom (d 1986), Denny (d 1994), Jim (d 2001) and Ted (d 1991).

ANNIVERSARIES: Kitty Shine, Mary Kennelly, Hannah Moloney, Willie Moore, Fr. James Cunningham, Liam Keane Stack, John M Hanrahan, Nell Fitzgerald, Margaret M Horton, Eileen Mulvihill, Sean Somers, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Richard Stack, Mick Relihan, Joan Flannery, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan, Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis. Mass on  Sat. 29th at 7.30pm for Nora Brosnan & the deceased members of the Joy Family.

STATIONS  of the Cross on Thurs evening after Mass in Moyvane. Stations of the Cross Knockanure on Tuesday Night after 7.30 p.m. Mass.

CHURCH NEWS: Parish Pastoral Council/Liturgy Group meeting will take place  Wednesday 26th March at 8.15pm in the Presbytery. Trocaire Boxes are available at the back of the Church. Please take one. Confessions every Saturday before the Vigil Mass at 7.10pm and on request.
Adoration Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Collectors for April: Vigil, Tom Hanrahan & Olive Keane,  11am Gerard Mulvihill & Brigette Hogan.
Knockanure 10am Maurice Dowling.
Readers: Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins, 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor,
10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

CLASSES:  A Six Week Body/Mind Relaxation Class will commence at Listowel Family Resource Centre on March 24th at 11am, while German Classes will commence at the centre on March 25th at 11am.  Further details from 068 23584.

THE MISCARRIAGE ASSOCIATION OF IRELAND will hold a support group meeting on Wednesday 9th April at 7 pm in the Listowel Family Resource Centre, John B Keane Road Listowel.  See for detail or contact Deirdre Pierce- McDonnell 087 3577173.

 A.G.M. of the Listowel Bazaar Mission Group  on Monday March 24th at 7.30pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. All welcome.

CHURCH ST. HOSPICE COFFEE MORNING, Amount collected €295. A big thanks to all who gave so generously.

LISTOWEL RAMBLING HOUSE will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, The Square on Thursday March 27th from 9.15 pm.

HISTORY IRELAND HEDGE SCHOOL on the topic ‘Before Banna : Politics, Society & Sport in Kerry 1912-1916’ will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Friday March 28th at 7.30 pm.  Tel. (068) 22212/57907.

ST JOHN’S: Listowel Drama Group, present Arsenic and Old Lace from 25th to 30th March.

DRAMA;  Abbeyside Players will present ‘Too close to home’ a three act comedy by Jimmy Keary  at the Rugby Clubhouse Abbeyfeale on  Thursday 27, Saturday 29th  and Sunday, March 30th. Doors open 7.30pm with performance at 8pm.

RALLY: Circuit of Kerry Rally on April 6th.

TOURISM: Destination Kerry North Tourism Authority meeting at Tintean, Ballybunion  on 25th March at 7pm.

EU: European Movement Ireland is offering young Limerick people the opportunity to have their say, Further information is available at

LOURDES:  Limerick Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes takes place from June 21st to 26th , from Shannon, contact the Lourdes Office at 061-314111.

CHALLENGE: “Three Peak Challenge”: The Fitzgerald Family, Clonoughter, Glin  are organising a “Three Peak Challenge” for April 2014 – climbing three peaks in Ireland in 24 hours – Carrantuohill in Kerry, Croagh Patrick in Mayo and Lugnaquilla in Wicklow. Sponsorship cards are now available from
family members and all proceeds go to Pieta House.

CONCERT: “On Thursday, April 3rd there will be a concert of liturgical music in UCH, Limerick. Over 450 secondary school students, from 20 schools, across the Dioceses of Killaloe and Limerick will perform at the event as part of  celebrations for Limerick, City of Culture.  Seinn2014 is a new initiative,  booking at

LENT: Mike O’Mahony will enact Jesus: Wounded, Empowering Healer in Ardfert Retreat Centre  On Saturday March 29th 10-1pm; Fr. Seamus O’Connell will explore The Sermon on the Mount: Roadmap for the Greatest Journey to God and to ourselves in KDYS, Fairhill, Killarney, hosted by the Diocese of Kerry. All events are free and all are welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO THE HOLY LAND:  lead by Mons. Dan O’Riordan, Castleisland will take place from Sept 15th to Sept. 24th 2014. There will be a special bus for all our Kerry Pilgrims to and from the Airport. More details: Premier Travel 021-4277700 or Fr. Declan

THE COUNCIL FOR NEW EVANGELISATION: Bishop Raymond has invited us to an event in association with the Council for New Evangelisation to a 24 hours of offering the Sacrament of Penance to those who wish in the context of Eucharistic Adoration from 5pm Friday March 28th  until 5pm on Saturday 29th . Pope Francis will do it simultaneously in Rome and the event in Kerry will be held in the Church of the Resurrection,  Killarney. All are welcome.

LOURDES: Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes led by Bishop Ray Browne, from September 2nd – 7th, September, 2014. EX Kerry Airport.  All bookings must by made by post to: Mrs Janice O’Sullivan, Pilgrimage Co-ordinator, “Droum House”, Nohoval Upper, Rathmore, Co. Kerry.  Special pilgrimage number  064 7758219.

CHARISMATIC: Limerick Diocesan Charismatic Service Committee,  Conference dates: April 5th- 6th 2014, In The Radison Blu Hotel & Spa Limerick, Information  phone Emer at 08702785006.

THOUGHT:  have you ever thought that someday you will not have anything to try you, or anyone to vex you again? There will be no opportunity in heaven to learn or to show the spirit of patience, forbearance, and longsuffering. If you are to practice these things, it must be now. A. B. Simpson.

LAUNCHED: Limerick native  John Hartnett of the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG),  launched a project with Minister Jimmy Deenihan at Stanford University in California last week which aims to bring Ireland’s  national collections from our national museums, libraries, galleries, archives and theatre to an international audience. Jimmy  praised  John for his “outstanding work in the United States in his role as founder and president of the ITLG together with his ongoing involvement with the American Ireland Fund. He is uniquely qualified to assist the Government with this project”.

EIGSE Michael Hartnett runs in NCW from 10th to 12th April, details from 061 407 372.

GARTH BROOKS CONCERT:  A draw will take place for 2 premium tickets for one of the Garth Brooks concerts in Dublin next July.  All proceeds to ‘Gather by the Feale’ Festival July 16-20.  Ticket are available from Jack O’Rourkes Bar, The Square, Abbeyfeale.  Tel 068 31314.

BEER: 1ST ABBEYFEALE CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL:  Craft Beer, Wine & Cider Festival will take place during this year’s Gather by the Feale.  . It will be held in the GAA Hall on Sunday, July 20th 2014 from 2pm – 8pm. Craft Brewers from all over Ireland have been invited to share their wares with the good people of West Limerick. Anybody who is interested in good quality, fresh beers, wines and cider should come along to sample some of Ireland’s finest produce. It’s also open to home brewers – with a special competition for best home brew! Over 18’s only, Contact Ali Rae for more details or to take part. 086 399 4008.

COUNTING Newts, details from [email protected]

NEW MOON on March 30th, at last most plants are showing signs of new growth. Daffodils  are now in their prime.

STROKE   Support Group:  This group meet the last Friday of each month in Baile Mhuire Care Centre, Tralee, from 11.30am to 1.15pm.  This is an ideal place for people who have had a stroke to meet. Support, information, encouragement and light exercise takes place. Next meeting Friday, 28th March 2014.  All welcome.

SENIOR Help Line:  Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, Local 1850440444.  Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am to 10.00pm, 365 days a year.

MARRIAGE  Encounter Weekend: from Friday, 28th (8p.m.) to  Sunday, 30th (4p.m.) March 2014?  For further details and booking visit : or phone  064-6644319.

BRIAN O Driscoll, his grandmother  was Kathleen Collins and she was born in the townland of Ballyallinan, near Newcastle West, they are cousins of the Ambrose family.

STACK: Robert Stack Most of my grandparents generation came to the US around 1900. They had a farm in the Skehanierin area and may still be in the family. My cousin Billy has been over and he connected with a Martin Stack who would be a second cousin. I believe his father was Ian Stack who passed away in the 1990s?. I’ll have ti get the lineage from him. Hopefully we can make some connections. If you know the family, let me know.

New York Times
beloved sister of Mrs. Brady and Mrs. Catherine McElligott; native of Knockanure Listowel, County Kerry. Ireland. Funeral from her home, 1875 University Av.
February 27, 1936 – RADIO BOOKS – Article – Print Headline: “Obituary 1 — No Title
ENRIGHT — Oct. 15, Michael J. native of Knockanure, County Kerry, Ireland, beloved husband of Mary Callahan (nee Reynolds), father of Roy. Joseph A. and  …
October 17, 1936 – SOCIAL NEWS-BOOKS – Article – Print Headline: “Obituary 1 — No Title”
Newtownsandes; Sheehy, New York Police Department, native of Glenalappa, Newtownsandes. County Kerry. Ireland. beloved mother of John Sheehy and, Mary Margaret  …
October 29, 1960 – GENERAL NEWS – Article – Article – Print Headline: “Obituary 1 — No Title”
HARRY D. HENSHEL, Chairman. Bridget (Delia) on Aug. 3 1959. native of Newtownsandes. County Kerry. Ireland. Funeral from the Jamaica Chapel of … View free preview
August 5, 1959 – Article – Article – Print Headline: “Obituary 1 — No Title”
Ireland, beloved wife of the late Deputy Inspector Martin Sheehy, New York Police Department, native of Glenalappa, Newtownsandes, County Kerry, Ireland . View free preview
October 27, 1960 – Article Print Headline: “Obituary 1 — No Title”
Nora Barrett and Teresa Fold, native of Newtown Sandes County. Kerry, Ireland. Funeral Wednesday, from the John Hodnett Funeral Home, 1260 Shakespeare … View free preview
September 2, 1952 – BOOKS – Article – Print Headline: “Obituary 1 — No Title”
Newtown Sandes. County Kerry, Ireland. Most moving and most loved husband of Mary Wallace  of Tullyleague. Glin, County Limerick. Ireland; most loving and … View free preview
November 25, 1953 – BOOKS – Article , Print Headline: “Obituary 1 — No Title”

St Patrick’s Day Listowel 2014

Video St Patrick’s Day 2014 Listowel, Kerry.

Limerick Band Competition March 16 2014

DEATH took place on 12th March 2014 of Joan Moore (née Kelly) of Tarmons East, Moyvane. She was predeceased by her husband  Jimmy and survived by son Tom, daughters Maura and Margaret, brother David, sons-in-law Eamon and Keith, grandchildren, brothers-in-law Mick and Tommy, sister-in-law Nora, nephews and nieces, relative., Requiem mass in Tarbert Church on 14th of March for  Joan Moore  who  was laid to rest in Kilnaughton Cemetery, Tarbert afterwards.

DEATH took place on 14th March 2014 of  Noreen O’Connor of Bunagara, Listowel and  London. Mother of Marcus and Michelle.  Daughter of Mary and Michael O’Connor.  Missed by her sisters Kathleen and Mary, brother John, grandchildren Jack and Sophie, nieces Laura and Ciara, nephew Arun, sister-in-law Ishani, aunts and uncles, Pre-deceased by her brother Michael, his wife Cathriona, and daughter Aoife. Requiem mass for Noreen at 11.30am on March 24th in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

RAMBLING  House was recently  opened by Minister of Arts, Culture & Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan T.D  in the Home of Jim & Margaret Lyons of Knockalougha , Duagh.

ST. MICHAEL’S DRAMA GROUP LIXNAW present ‘Separate Beds’ by Sam Cree.  .  Directed by Moira Galvin. The play is a 3 act comedy set in the lounge of the Marshall household.  Performances at Ceolann on the following dates (1) Sat. 29th & Sun. 30th March at 8pm.  (2) Performed again on Sat. 5th & Sun. 6th April at 8pm, info contact Billy O’Lehan on 087  9191359

Letters 1916

TROCAIRE: Eoin Wrenn of Shanagolden works with Trocaire, the development charity which this year is using its Lenten campaign to highlight the global water crisis. Trocaire’s Lenten Campaign runs until Easter Sunday, April 20. Trocaire boxes are available in every  parish ,More information from or by calling 1850 408 408.

BUILDING: The next Better Building, Ireland’s largest property and construction conference, will be held on Wednesday 9 April 2014 in Croke Park,

Quitters never win and winners never quit.
“Strength does not come from winning.
Your struggles develop your strengths.
When you go through hardships
And decide not to surrender, that is strength”.
– Mathatma Gandhi

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