Knockanure Notes — 23rd November, 2014

RAMBLING House at Seanchai on 27th Nov. at 9.15pm and on Thursday 4th  December 2014 at 9 pm in Knockanure Community Centre. Everyone is welcome. Please come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Admission free. Refreshment will be served. Contact Ann Flavin at  086 3090948.

MASS OF PADRE PIO: incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction is taking place on Thurs. night Nov. 27th beginning at 7 p.m.

ST. MICHAEL’S and Presentation Schools present X Factor on Thursday next  27th November at 7.30pm in St. Michael’s College. A night of entertainment, singing, dancing and comedy.

MEALA BEREAVEMENT GROUP will hold their monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday November 26 at 8pm.

MACRA 70th Anniversary dinner at Killarney Oaks Hotel on 29th Nov.

RALLY. Killarney Historic Rally on Nov. 29th.

ATHEA Christmas party will take place on Wednesday, December 10th at the Top of the Town.

BEST WISHES to Una Mulvihill of Lower Athea, who celebrated her 80th birthday recently.

LIGHTS: Tony Noonan is again lighting up the skies over Meenoline from  November 21.

CONGRATULATIONS to Kerry Mullin and Johnny Stack both of Moyvane who were married by Fr. Lucid PP assisted by Fr. Nolan at the Church of the Assumption Moyvane on 15th November 2014. Best man was Cathal O Connor, groomsmen were Shay Stack and Martin Scanlon. Bridesmaids,   Fiona Mullin, Christina Donnelly and Michelle Lynch. Flower girls, Lauren Duffy and Rachael and Hazel O Connor. The bride is daughter of Gerard and Florence and the groom is son of John and Mary.

BEST WISHES to 93 year old Micheal O Sullivan who has been nominated for Volunteer Ireland award.

KNOCK SHRINE 2014  December 7th, Vigil Programme 8pm. Confessions in the Chapel of Reconciliation 9pm. Rosary & Holy Hour Mass 11pm. – Midnight. Coach will leave Listowel at 2.30pm. contact 068-31232 or 0873966399.  

DEATH took place on 21st November 2014  of Noreen McElligott of
Hilltop Farm, Bunagara, Listowel. Noreen is survived by daughter Melissa, grandchildren, sisters Anne, Madeline, and Patricia, brothers-in-law Joe and Mike, son-in-law, nephews and nieces. She was predeceased by her parents Michael and Nora, and siblings Marie and John Joe. Following Requiem Mass in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel, Noreen McElligott was laid to rest in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH took place on November 21st 2014 of Margaret Halpin of
Clounmacon, Listowel. Requiem Mass for Margaret Halpin was celebrated in St. Mary’s church, Listowel, burial in St. Michael’s cemetery, Listowel.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary O Hanlon, Joan Mullane, Fr. Leo Danaher, Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Fr. Michael O Leary, Mairead Carmody, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh,
Mary Carmody, Bridie Quille, Una Dore, Ann Marie de Bilde, Mickey Fitzgerald, Josie Lyons, Mark Flaherty, Fr John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Mass on Tues.     25th  at 7.30pm for Rita O’Connor, Mass on Fri. 28th at 7.30pm for        Kit & Edward Fitzmaurice, Mass on Sat. 29th at 7.30pm  for Michael Dore, Mass on Sun. 30th  at 10.00am for Richard & Jeremiah Horgan and 11.00am Mass is for Johnny Quinn.

MASS on Wed. 26th at 7.30pm for November Intentions, Moyvane and on Thurs. 27th Knockanure at 7.30pm For the November Intentions, also Enrolment Ceremony for the Boys and Girls who will receive their First Holy Communion this year.

CHURCH NEWS: Diocesan Collection for the Diocesan Youth Service on 6th & 7th December. 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.
Readers: Vigil, Seline Mulvihill & Catriona Farrelly, 11am    Kevin Hudson & Karina Stack. Knockanure 10am    Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald. Collectors for December, Vigil    Kit Horan & Tom Quinn, 11am    Marie Stack & John Scanlon.

CHRISTMAS party in Athea will take place on Wednesday, December 10th at the Top of the Town.

MASS at Listowel Community Hospital for deceased staff members on Tuesday 25 November at 6 pm.

JOBS: The €17.3billion Crossrail project has been ongoing in London since 2009.  Due to open in 2018, it will run across London from west to east, with a central 21km section underground, at depths of up to 40 metres. Constructed at a rate of 100 metres per week.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET;  The monthly fundraising indoor market and car boot sale will take place on Sunday, November 30th at the Community Centre, NCW with gates open from 7.30am. Sale 8-1pm.

CRAFT FAIR in Listowel and Athea was well attended, it is surprising the number and variety of products that are being made locally. Hobby producers are being fettered by regulations; to survive you have to be alert to the pen pushers.   

EVENTS: I.C.A. Next meeting on Tuesday 25th November at 7.30pm
I.C.A . The Annual Shopping Trip to Cork is on Wednesday 3rd December.  Bus leaves Village at 7.00am.  Cost is still only €16.  Book with Eileen Roche on 087 6679943.
The I.C.A. Family Fun Day is on Sunday 30th November at the Marian Hall, 2pm – 4pm.  A fun-filled afternoon guaranteed including a Jumble Sale, Cake Sale and Book Sale.  

Francis Brennan will give a talk on 25 November 2014 at 7.30PM at Seanchai, The Square, Listowel.

Items are currently being sought for A Festive Jumble Sale to be held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Tuesday 2nd from 12 noon  – 3.00pm.  Further details available from 068 23584.
 Bereavement Support Day in Ardfert: Sat 29th Nov 10-4.30pm with Sr. Mary Lawlor & Maire Geraghty-Stewart Advent Weekend Retreat:  Fri. Dec. 5th  – Sunday 7th, led by Adrian Farrelly OP. Residential and Non-residential places available. Bookings & info tel:  066-7134276.

St. John’s Parish Bazaar, Tralee takes place in KDYS Hall, Denny Street, next weekend Friday 28th at 7.30pm, Saturday 29th at 7.00pm and Sunday 30th at 2.30pm.  
Duagh Development Association

Annual Santa’s Grotto & Christmas Craft Fair  on Sunday 14th December in Duagh Sports & Leisure Complex.  Craft Fair from 10am – 3pm / Santa’s Grotto 12pm -3pm.  Live Music and Children’s Entertainment.
 Public Meeting on “The Meaning of Marriage and The Rights of Children”.   Speaker David Quinn of the Iona Institute on Thursday December 11th at the Brandon Hotel at 7.30pm.  Organized by Kerry Life and Family.

DVD ‘Rivers of Words now available: The Collection’ on six writers from North Kerry-John B. Keane, Bryan MacMahon, George Fitzmaurice, Brendan Kennelly, Maurice Walsh, and Thomas MacGreevy. The film brings together for the first time the life stories of these six famous writers.

PUBLIC MEETING AT DEVON INN:  The ICSA are hosting a meeting to discuss issues including : The Beef Crisis, Rural Development including commonage issues, rural crime and mental health issues.  Speakers include: Billy Grey ICSA Rural Development Chairman, Tom Egan Beef Vice President, Eddie Punch General Secretary and the Crime Prevention Garda.  Contact Micheal Moore 087 2304432.

BEE KEEPING COURSE:  The course with tutor Seamus Quinlan of the Kingdom Beekeepers has commenced and will run until Chrismas.  It is being held at the Adult Education Centre Abbeyfeale every Tuesday from 7-9pm and we welcome new students.  Further information 087 6866450.

TROCAIRE: One Year Ago, collections were held in Churches across Ireland in response to humanitarian emergencies in Syria and the Philippines.  These collections raised €5.1m (£3.9m), which has supported Trócaire’s response in both regions.

KERRY DIABETIC SUPPORT GROUP is holding an information evening in the Dromhall Hotel, Muckross Road, Killarney on Wednesday 26th November at 8.00pm.  Speaker Joanna Murphy, Community Dietician.  All are welcome.

WASTE: The Environment Protection Agency (EPA) will operate a disposal centre in Abbeyfeale. Waste items ranging from out-of-date pesticides to waste electronic and electrical equipment, waste engine oil and contaminated packaging can be deposited at Abbeyfeale Mart on Tuesday, November 25th from 9.30am to 3.30pm. For further information visit or Lo Call 1890335599.

LISTEN on Sunday mornings at 11.00am to West Limerick 102FM for the new programme, Your Business.

BALLINCROSSIG N.S. 50TH JUBILEE BOOK.   Entitled “the heart of three parishes” launched by Bishop Ray Browne on Dec. 7th at 2pm at Ballincrossig school.  All welcome.  

THOUGHT: “Christianity must be practical. Two children were afraid they would be late for school. One said, ‘Let’s kneel down and pray to God that He may help us not to be late.’ The other child offered a more practical solution: ‘No, let’s run and pray at the same time” Anonymous.

INFORMATION: Been trying for years to locate information on a William Patrick Lynch DOB that I have is June 15, 1873 father William Lynch-all we have for mother is Johanna-we think his father William might had a brother Michael who married a Johanna Baker-no known info on them either as far as DOB or place of marriage-we can find their children but cannot find where Michael or William actually came from-I believe he is from Knockanure/Murhur area but in spite of searching every known site for over 40 years we have struck out-church records, Ancestry, Familysearch, Findmy past-all have failed to show anything-I can’t seem to able to find church records for Knockanure any suggestions would be greatly welcome.

VISIT of Minister Deenihan to Australia last week; Some 70,000 Irish-born people live in Australia, Under  ESP Programme Almost €420,000 was provided to 16 community organisations there in 2013.

Tony O Connor artist and  Moyvane man
Tony studied Fine Art at Crawford College of Art & Design, also gaining his Higher Diploma in Art Education. Presently, Tony works at  his Cork-based White Tree Studio.
Tony received  two awards through the  Ex Arte Equinus International Art Competition.  Tony was also awarded Best Creative Equestrian 2013 in the Equestrian Social Media Awards (ESMAs) & Best Creative Equestrian 2014 – this time winning both the Judges’ Choice & People’s Choice.
Pre-arranged visits to White Tree Studio are more than welcome! Simply get in touch to organise a date & time.   White Tree Studio,  2nd Floor, Former Government Buildings,  Sullivan’s Quay  Cork.

RECORD: A youth channel owned by Syrian state television claims to have broken the record for the longest non-stop chat show ever broadcast, it ran for 70 hours.

15 Nov 1902; 2,000 Irish asses sent to South Africa from Queenstown, it was noted that horses only lasted 14, it was hoped the asses would fare better.
Letter. French persecuted nuns, A Portuguese protest, letter signed by Arthur Moore of Mooresfort, dated Nov. 11th 1902.
KS 19 Nov. 1902; Asdee School robbed, the school near church and RIC barracks, culprit escaped.
St Louis Exhibition in 2004, hope to collect $100,000, it would be under management of Irishmen. Some donations received listed.

JAIL: Mr Harris in Tralee Jail, he had visit from Fr Casey of Abbeyfeale, Mr. M J Flavin MP and Mr T Slattery UDC. He is in good heart and spending time learning Irish.
KS Nov 22 1902; Fair in Listowel2.5 year-olds  made £8-10 to £9-10. Bonham’s made 15s to 25s. Story about Irish Wolf Hound and wolf in Ireland and how 1st Battalion of Irish Legion, when recalled to Rome 1,500 years ago took an Irish Wolf Hound with them.  

WILL of Fr Matt Dillon of Newtownsandes who died 3 May 1901. Gold watch and library to his nephew Rev. Jeremiah Dillon, his brother Patrick £100, his sister Mrs Danaher £50, Masses £60.
Residue  2/3 to poor students at Moyvane school and 1/3 to poor pupils at Knockanure school.He gave £225expenditure on presbytery. 38 new seats in church @ 37s each. Estate £,702-19-3, including in England £488-9-3.

RETURNS: Reception for Fr. J O Connor at Pawnee, Illinois 29 Oct 1902 on his return from the Old Country, his brother also Rev. MJ O Connor at event. While Fr J O Connor was away he toured Ireland, England, France, Germany and Switzerland. Various presentations and speeches were made also.

DOCTOR: Rev E A Kirby DD son of Michael Kirby of Listowel, brother of Rev T Kirby CC, Rev, M Kirby, Sydney and Brother P B Kirby Christian Brother. Doctor Kirby went to Carlow Seminary aged 17 and had a distinguished academic career at all colleges attended by him. Then moved to Montreal Seminary on 23rd June 1903 secured his  DD, he was first Irish born Irishman to receive DD at his University. He was ordained at St John’s Cleveland Ohio on the 23rd by Bishop Hortsman ?. Was appointed to assist Rev. AE Manning Pastor, St Rose’s Church, Lima.

DIED 1902. Jeremiah Healy Desmond Rovers. 200 GAA at the funeral in London. He was injured at All Ireland final against Tipperary and the Mayor took him in his car to hospital in Dublin, injuries may have contributed to his death.

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