Knockanure Notes — 23rd October, 2016

KNOCKANURE N.S: This term marks 50 years since Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure opened its doors .We intend to celebrate this milestone on November 18th. The school will have an open evening from 5-7pm; Bishop Ray Browne will concelebrate Mass in Corpus Christi Church followed by refreshments in the Community Centre.  We would like to create a photographic exhibition and would ask anybody who has photos from the past 50 years to drop them in to the school, on loan, with your name and phone number on the back. Míle Buíochas.

THE NORTH KERRY EAGLES SPECIAL OLYMPTICS CLUB:  Would like to thank all who supported their recent Church Gate Collection at both Churches.  You very generously gave €730.  The Club wishes to thank their collectors too.  Thanks to all. (Kitty Windle on behalf of the Club)

MURHUR N.S. MOYVANE  will be raising their Green flag on Fri 28th Oct.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL: Due to the present industrial situation in second-level schools the Annual School Open Night is on Wed 26th Oct rather than Thurs 27th.


BOOK: Beale GAA Book out now contains 624 pages.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 21st of Oct. No winner of €15,900 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 2, 6, 18, 27. Our Lucky dip winners this week of €25 each were 1. Reece Kennelly-Horgan, Knockanure; 2. Dublin Joe & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Noel McElligott, Greenville Listowel; 4. Donal White, Athea, c/o John Barry; 5. Tim & JJ Q, c/o Hanrahan’s Bar,

Next draw to take place on Friday 28th October for a jackpot prize of €16,000.

BEST Wishes to Sarah Browne of Tannavalla and Brian Mulvihill of Glenalappa who were married in Listowel Church, recently by Canon O’Connor. The bride is daughter of John and Theresa and the grooms parents are Jer and Nuala.

SYMPATHY:  To Bernie & Jack Walsh, Moyvane North on the death of Bernie’s sister Ann Higgins,  Coolock, Dublin.  Ann’s funeral was on Sat 22nd  October 2016 in Coolock.  To Marie Walsh & Family, Barragougeen on the death of her aunt Joan Hillard,  Tullamore, Listowel whose funeral was celebrated in Listowel on Wed 19th 2016.  A Mass for Joan Hillard will be celebrated on Sun 30th at 10am in Knockanure and for Ann Higgins on Sun 30th at 11am in Moyvane.

DEATH: Tommy Frank O Connor well listeners of Horizons and Just a Thought, Tommy of Cloonanorig, Tralee and formerly Ranaleen, Currow, Co. Kerry, died on 19th October 2016.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael O’Donovan, Sr. Thomas McCafferty, Paddy O’Sullivan, Fr. James O’Keeffe, Fr. Sean Dillon, Bro Dan Hayes, Matt O’Connor, Darragh Hennessy, Denis Leen, Jimmy Mulvihill, Elizabeth O’Dowd, Tim Cantillon, Fr. Michael Stack, Teresa O’Sullivan, Mary Carroll, Fr. Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Tony Mason, Hanna Connelly, Node Guiney, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully, Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane, Marie Buckley. Mass Moyvane,

Mon  24th  at 7.30pm for Jimmy Mulvihill, Upper Aughrim & London (1st Anni)  & his  parents Patrick & Margaret .  Fri  28th  at 7.30pm for  Emma O’Brien (nee Holly), The Village. Sat 29th  at       7.00pm for  Liam Sexton, Knockanure (Anni) (please note time 7 PM)

FIRST Communion; Wed 26th at 7.30pm, Enrolment Celebration Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure (No Mass). Tues  25th  at 7.30pm,  Enrolment Celebration Murhur N.S. (No Mass).

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: on Thurs Oct 27th in the Rose Hotel at 7:30pm. All are welcome.

GROW: World Community Mental Movement in Ireland open meeting and information evening in Listowel Arms Hotel on 26th October at 7.30 p.m, more  from Jerry at 086 0271990.

MENS SHED, Athea. A meeting place would be available and there is a bit of land also that could be used. If interested call 068 42533.

DUBLIN Marathon is on Sunday 30th, as usual some locals will take part.

MISSION SUNDAY “Very many thanks for donations last weekend to the Missions collection which amounted to €505.  This Jubilee Year of Mercy marks the 90th anniversary of the first World Missionary Day. There are almost 1,200 Irish missionaries serving throughout the world.

PADRE PIO PILGRIMAGE: Fr. Kevin had an utterly grace filled, happy and most enjoyable pilgrimage.  Delightful pilgrims, nice liturgies and excellent sharing.  The weather was so very kind, glorious sunshine. He prayed for all of you there. “ St. Padre Pio won’t let us down.  May his blessing continue to bless and support all of us”.

ADDICTION Conference will be held on 4th Nov. 2016 at North Campus IT Tralee.

IRISH PILGRIMAGE TRUST are now accepting applications for their Easter Pilgrimage to Lourdes.  Young people aged 11-30 years with a variety of special needs including physical and medical conditions like epilepsy diabetes, learning difficulties are eligible to apply.  Closing date 31st October.  Call Ashley 086 1030740/Ruth 087 2809833

THE SIEGE OF JADOTVILLE AT GLÓRACH Abbeyfeale:  Through the very kind assistance of Helena Quinn, we look forward to showing the film The Siege of Jadotville on Saturday evening, October 29.

CAR BOOT SALE DATE CHANGED:  The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in aid of local radio WL102fm takes place this month on Bank Holiday Monday, October 31 at the Community Centre, across the road from Aldi in Newcastlewest.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:  The new season of Toastmasters has started and will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017.

LOCAL man Bernie O Connor had a great Show at St John’s, on October 7th, on numerous occasions I have seen him entertain senior citizens over the years. Everyone had a good word for his recent show aided by many talented friends.

FESTIVAL: Please programme. Friday: 12noon  Murhur & Knockanure National School Art Competition. 8.30pm Rambling House in Marian Hall; Saturday: 11am – 1pm  Art workshop for Children 5 to 8 year olds & FIFA Playstation Tournament  for 7 to 12 years at the Marian Hall.

7.00pm  Vigil Mass followed by Annual Boro Dinner in Marian Hall. at 8pm; Sunday                               11.30am Vintage Rally/Mini Trade Show & Craft Fair & Farmers Market  1.30pm  Official Unveiling of 1916 Garden of Remembrance by Senator Mark Daly.  1.45pm Youth Club Walk – Community Centre Car Park. 2.00pm Dog Show – Church Car Park. 2.30pm Bonnie Baby & Glamorous Granny Competitions – Community Centre. 3.00pm Puppet Show with Kiddies entertainment – Community Centre. 8.00pm One Act Play “Fledged & Flown” followed by Variety Concert – Marian Hall. Monday:                               12noon North Kerry Harriers first Hunt of Season. 1.30pm – 3.30pm   Halloween Fancy Dress & Kids Disco for u12’s in Marian Hall. 3.00pm I.C.A. Ceremony for Burying of Time Capsule

NOVEMBER LIST ENVELOPES:  These envelopes are available in your offertory boxes and also at the back of both Churches.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Halloween Camp at Listowel FRC November 1-4, places limited, Further details from Patricia Lyons on (068 23584.

HALLOW ART CAMP in Xistance Youth Café Listowel. Dates: Monday 31st – Friday 4th November 10am to 12pm. ages 5-12years €35 per child. For more information contact Michelle on 087-1262974.

MENTAL HEALTH WEEK. As part of Mental Health Week being run in CBS, The Green and Presentation Secondary School, Dr. Fergus Heffernan will talk on creating resilience and happiness in tough, challenging times, in The Rose Hotel on Tuesday 25th October at 7.30. Admission is €5 and all are welcome.

LISTOWEL PARISH AT PRAYER DAY RETREAT: Come and spend a day with spiritual singer and theologian Nóirín Ní Riain Arrival and Registration 10.00am, Saturday 19th November, St. John’s Theatre and Arts Centre, The Square, Listowel. For more information and bookings contact: Listowel Parish Office 068 21188.

TRALEE 800 HISTORY CONFERENCE: Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of November in Siamsa Tíre and the Rose Hotel.

CAR BOOT SALE:  The monthly car boot sale and indoor market in aid of local radio WL102fm takes place this month on Bank Holiday Monday, October 31 instead of Sunday,

AFTERNOON TEA DANCE: Tickets at €5 are on sale in Ann Lyons, The Square Abbeyfeale and at the Farmers’ Market for the dance on Sunday, November 13 in aid of WL102fm. Dancing will be to the ever popular Mike Condon, teas will be served and there will be a raffle.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale.

WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:   Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, November 2 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

‘FALLING GRADIENT’ ON SALE IN ABBEYFEALE:  A new book, titled “Falling Gradient”, which tells the story of all the railway routes that served Limerick has just been launched. It has been written and self-published by Joe Coleman, of Meelick, Co. Clare, whose family had many connections with the railway

AN GÁIRDÍN GLAS, DUBHÁTH: This pioneering initiative was set up 7 years ago at the back of St Bridgid’s Church Duagh with the blessing of Fr Pat Moore.  We are looking for more help to keep this wonderful project active.  Ring Michael on 087 2700 518 for details. Geraldine on  087 2684540.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 26th Strolling Through Ulysses; Thursday 27th The Best of Traditional; Fri. 28th Patrick O’Sullivan – The road to a Friend’s House, details from 068 22566.


Fr. Teddy Lenihan, Senior Chaplain in KUH, Tralee will be celebrated Mass in the Hospital Chapel on Mon 7th Nov at 7pm

PADRE PIO DEVOTIONS AT LIXNAW on 18th Oct.;  The witness given by Garda Sergeant, Tom Murphy who has lived with a malignant melanoma for the past number of years.  His message was one of positivity and hope into the future. Latest treatment worked for him, without side effects.

LITURGY WORKSHOP – There will be a liturgy workshop on Tue. Oct 25th from 8.00 to 9.30pm in John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Rock Road, Killarney.

HUSBANDS AND WIVES: Worldwide marriage encounter is designed to give married couples the opportunity to look at their lives together… A time to share their hopes, joys and fears with the one person they have chosen to live with for the rest of their lives.  The next weekend will be at the lake hotel, Killarney from 18th – 20th Nov. For more info or to book visit    087/6670418 or 086/8334382.

MICRO CHIP your dog, details from 068 40796.

CLOCKS go back one hour on Sunday 30th.

THE MEANING OF LIFE TONIGHT ON RTÉ AT 10.30 Watch The Meaning Of Life, Gay Byrne interviews John Sheahan of the Dubliners. John will perform in Glin church this December with BAGATELLE. John’s ancestors hail from GLIN! John Sheahan  is the last surviving member of the legendary 5-piece, The Dubliners.

DISCOVER EUROPE WITH ERASMUS:  Limerick Youth Service & Leargas are inviting parties who are interested in the Erasmus Plus programme, which outlines funding opportunities for European youth exchanges & projects. LYS’s Northside Youth Space is located in Ballynanty (beside Thomond Park) and interested parties are asked to contact Stacey Lyons at [email protected] or 083-854675.

HALLOWEEN:  Visit the Haunted Writers’ Hall at the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel from Sunday October 30  to Tuesday November 1from 3- 5 pm.  Suitable for children aged 5 to 10 years.  A children’s Halloween Arts Camp will also take place from November 1- 4  from 10 – 1 pm.  For further details tel. (068) 22212 or email [email protected].

THOUGHT: Some temptations come to the industrious, but all temptations attack the idle.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

AURORA: A coronal hole on the Sun is expected to spew material towards Earth and cause displays of the Northern Lights that should be visible from Ireland.

TRALEE 800 HISTORY CONFERENCE: Friday and Saturday 4th and 5th of November in Siamsa Tíre and the Rose Hotel. For details visit

HISTORY: Valuation Document for Keylod At the time of Griffiths John Sandes was renting it along with Heffernan’s from William Sandes. John Healy took it on in 1867 and held it until 1892. Nobody then until 1898 when Bryan Galvin took it. He only held it for a year. Next up was a John Moloney. Then Maurice Corridon came along in 1912. He purchased it from Sandes in 1914. Maurice must have died young because his wife Nora became the owner in 1920. She died around 1944 and then it was in the name of James Corridon from 1946 until 1955. Then Michael Corridon until 1958 when Jeremiah Clancy took over.

Before Griffiths Primary Valuation was published there were a number of interim books. These are known variously as Tenure Books, House Books, Field Books, etc. They are held in the National Archives. Not all the books have survived. But the one for Islandanny has. When they compiled the first book John Moloney hadn’t yet come back from Monagay. Instead there were five Moloney households on the farm in Sluicequarter. The farm was shared by Thomas (jun.), Denis and Daniel. Then Thomas (sen.) and Michael were renting small plots from the three younger men. Thomas Sen. didn’t pay any rent for his plot and he also had the “grass for one cow”. He was obviously the father of the three men who shared the farm. I’m not sure about the exact relation of Michael to the others. He may have been a brother of Thomas (sen.) but maybe not. I knew of him already – he continued renting his plot until the 1870s. (The plot is basically what Goulds became later – also known as The Jury.)

THE ROAD FROM ABBEYFEALE:  Abbeyfeale was a vital hub in the early part of the nineteenth century in the national network of horse drawn transport.  On November 4, 1836 Mr. Daniel O’Connell, the Liberator, had the services of a driver and four horses on a journey from Abbeyfeale to Newcastle West.  The four horses were named Jack, Major, Nancy and Grey.  O’Connell paid one pound and eight shillings for this service.  His driver was paid seven shillings.  This information is gleaned from the books of accounts of Leahy’s Inn and Livery Station located at the Square in Abbeyfeale at that time.  An original copy of the accounts for the years 1834 to 1842 is the source material which Dr. Pat Wallace will draw on for his lecture entitled “The Road from Abbeyfeale” which he will deliver to Rathkeale & District Historical Society this Friday evening October 21.  The lecture will examine all the horse drawn traffic through Abbeyfeale in the years 1834 to 1842.  It will also tell of the guests, carriages, drivers and horses as well as details of the cost of stay and other matters.   Dr. Wallace is the former Director of the National Museum of Ireland and was the chief archaeologist with overall responsibility for the Viking Dublin excavations at Wood Quay and Fishamble Street in 1974.  You, your family and friends are welcome to attend this free lecture in the Arts Centre at the Carnegie Library in the Rathkeale area offices of Limerick City and County Council. Starting time is 8.30pm.  The Arts Centre can be reached by lift and by stairs.

KNOCK: Marbhna – A Requiem Mass’  composed by Odhran O’Casaide at  Knock Basilica 12 noon Sunday November 6th, commemorating all those who died in 1916.

Requiem 1916 Marbhna, in Irish, featuring the voice of Sibéal Ní Casaide, is a solemn expression of commemoration. It sets out to explore the beauty of sean nós voice, together with chamber choir and orchestra, classical solo voices, traditional and early music instruments. The blend of Irish and classical music reflects two great musical traditions in Ireland at the time of the Rising. The musical motifs are carried seamlessly from genre to genre.  It is the first orchestral setting of a Dies Ires in the Irish language.

ANTHONY Foley; From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Anthony Gerard Foley (30 October 1973 – 16 October 2016) was an Irish rugby union player and head coach of Munster. He was attached to the same squad during his professional playing career. He was a member of the Munster team that won the 2002–03 Celtic League and was the winning captain during their 2005–06 Heineken Cup success. Foley played for Ireland from 1995 to 2005, and captained the squad on three separate occasions.

The funeral Mass will take place on Friday 21st 2016 at St Flannan’s Church, with the church ceremony reserved for family and friends only. The burial afterwards will be at Reilig Núa Cemetery, Killaloe. Anthony G Foley retired from rugby in 2008, made over 200 appearances for Munster, he played 62 times for Ireland as a back row, and has also captained his country on 3 different occasions. He also captained Munster to their first European Cup in 2006. Foley was named Munster manager in 2014.



Fields of Athenry:

Low, lie the Fields of Athenry,

Where once, we watched the small free birds fly

Our love was on the wing

We had dreams and songs to sing

It’s so lonely ’round the Fields of Athenry (repeat)


Stand Up and Fight:

Stand Up and Fight,

Until you hear the bell,

Stand toe to toe,

Trade blow for blow,

Keep punching ’til you make your punches tell,

Show that crowd what you know,

Until you hear that bell,

That final bell,

Stand Up and Fight like hell

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