Knockanure Notes – 24th June, 2012

KNOCK: Annual Pilgrimage to Knock take place on Wednesday 11th July, 2012. Coach leaves Knockanure, Moyvane via Tarbert and Glin. Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 or Nuala at 068 36166.

BISHOP John Vaughan and the 45 pilgrimages from America that are visiting Ireland. Bishop Vaughan will be celebrating the 10.30am. Mass in Listowel on Wednesday June 27th  .

SAINT  PIO  Devotions will take place in Listowel Church on Thursday 28th June at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary Mass and Benediction.

ICA trip to An Grianan on 11th July, details from 068 49337.

WALK: Charity Walk in aid of Parents and Friends will begin at Cnoc an Oir on July 1st at noon, details from 087 2976 297. Cards available from Kathleen or Margaret in Bank of Ireland Listowel. Join Ogie Moran, Eoin “Bomber” Liston and Minister Jimmy Deenihan in the walk.

EXERCISE Made Easy Seminar will be held at the Carlton Hotel on June 27th at 7.30pm.

SENIOR Citizens;  A meeting on Monday 25th  at 7.30pm in the Marian Hall. Senior Citizens Annual Church Gate Collection this weekend Saturday 30th & Sunday 1st July.

NEW Code of conduct will be sent to 73,000 registered teachers and relevant stakeholders by the start of the next school year.

AUTISM Group meets at the Abbeygate Hotel on June 27th at 8.15pm.

HAPPY 100th birthday to John Neenan of Kilflynn, his daughter Marie Moran took his 1932 Eucharistic Congress medal to the closing ceremonies at this years Dublin Eucharistic Congress.

BEST Wishes to Fr Teddy Molyneaux of Woodford who recently celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination.

FLEADH: Locals flocked to the Kerry County Fleadh in Ballybunion last Sunday, it was a wonderful day of music and sunshine, just a bit cool for the beach. 50 years ago the County Fleadh was held in Ballybunion, locals recall the celebrity concert held at the Cinema then. Mossy Walsh of Guhard who step danced at this years  Fleadh also danced to the music of Mrs Crotty in Ballybunion 50 years ago.

See knockanurelocal on youtube for more of Fleadh and Eucharistic Congress.

SAFE Tractor Driving Skills Course 14-16 year olds on in Listowel 3rd July, 10am to 4pm. Contact North & East Kerry Development on 068 23429 before Friday 29th June.

KDYS Listowel: Enrol now for “Summer Sensations” KDYS, Upper Church St. Listowel on 068 23744.

CAMP:  Multi-Sport Camp for kids 6-12 years – Monday to Friday 10am – 2.30pm in Moyvane Community Centre on July 2nd to 6th. Booking Essential Limited places. Ring Brendan 087 1515627 or Maggie on 087 9866533.

FETE: Abbeyfeale Parish Fete at Fr Casey Grounds on July 1st.

BEREAVEMENT Support Group meet at Family Resource centre, Listowel on June 27th at 8pm.

RECOVERY Haven inaugural ‘Celebration of Light’ on 29th June 2012. All Candles to be lit at 8pm in Ballybunion, all are welcome.

REPORT on deaths of children in care did not raise the expected outrage from the groups who very vocal at Church failures.

THOUGHT: God is a specialist; He is well able to work our failures into His plans…Often the doorway to success is through the hallway of failure. Erwin W. Lutzer

LOUGH Derg pilgrimage on July 3-5 next, contact 068 31232. There will also be a pilgrimage on July 27-29.

NIGHT of Champions in the Greyhound Stadium, Tralee will be held on Saturday June 30th,  The first race will take place at 7.30pm.

IRELAND 2013;   Fáilte Ireland & Kerry Gathering Steering Committee are hosting a public meeting on The Gathering, Ireland 2013 in Ballygarry House Hotel on Wednesday, July 4th at 7pm.   For information, contact John Griffin on 7191355 or

RETREAT: From Wednesday the 4th to Tuesday the 10th of July there will be a preached retreat at Ardfert Retreat Centre given by retired bishop Dr Brendan Comiskey SSCC.

CEMETERY Mass at Gale, Lisselton on June 28th at 8pm. St Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel Mass on July 3rd and Mass at John Paul 11 Cemetery on July 4th.

DEATH took place on June 14th of Mai O’Connor, nee Sugrue Islandboy, Abbeyfeale, in her 96th year, Mary is survived by her  husband Paddy, son John, daughter Evelyn, sister Lillie. After Requiem Mass at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale on June 17th 2012, Mai O Connor was laid to rest at St. Mary’s Churchyard, Abbeyfeale.

DIED in Texas; Sister Aquilina Relihan, of Duagh and Bedford, Listowel aged 93, entered into eternal life on June 19, 2012, at The Village at Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas. Born in Kerry, Ireland, on March 22, 1919, to John and Mary (Broderick) Relihan, she was baptized Catherine. Sister Aquilina entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in 1936, professing perpetual vows in 1945. Sister served in the Congregation’s educational facilities in Texas & Louisiana. Sister Aquilina is survived by brothers: Thomas and John Joe, her sister, Josephine Tarrant, her nephew Fr. Joseph Tarrant, other relatives in Ireland and by her community the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word. the Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated  on Thursday June 21, 2012  in St. Joseph’s Chapel followed by Interment in the Convent Cemetery. Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word, 4503 Broadway, San Antonio, Texas 78209.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Flaherty, Mary Mulvihill, John Culhane, Dan Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Wren Kennelly, Bridie Long, Tim Dineen, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Jim Galvin, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor,William Quirke, Paddy Maher, Lil Mai O Sullivan,

Mass on Wed. 27th 7.30pm for Catherine & Timothy Buckley;
Mass on Thurs. 28th 7.30pm for Patrick O’Connor & the deceased members of the O’Connor Family;
Mass on Fri. 29th 7.30pm for Joe & Mary Lynch;
Mass on Sat. 30th 7.30pm for Nora King nee Quinn;
Mass on Sun. 1st July at 10.00am for Denis &  Bridie Nolan & the deceased members of the Nolan Family and the 11.00am Mass is for Maurice Ahern .

CHURCH Events; Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm. Everyone welcome.

A Course of Pastoral Ministry will be held in Tralee & Killarney, starting in September 2012. Contact Frances Rowland on 064 6630538 or email [email protected]

Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm

Readers: Vigil Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;
Knockanure Sunday 1st July Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

Medjugorje 31st Anniversary, Reconciliation, Rosary, Mass and Adoration at St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Monday June 25th at 7.30pm

Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes 2nd – 7th September led by Bishop Murphy ex Kerry Airport, contact, Janice 064 7758219 email [email protected].

RACING: Round 5 of Southwestern Grass Track Championship was held in Templeglantine recently, trophies were won by Darragh Murphy, Sean Egan, J P OBrien, Frank Lynch, Joe Curtin and several others. Next local event will be held at Sugarhill n Aug. 5th.

HARNETT REUNION JULY 20-22, 2012: Ticket sales for the social on Saturday, July 21 in Fr. Casey’s are ongoing.  Music is by Ballaugh resident Mike .Purchase tickets from committee members ;- James Harnett, Carina Prendeville, Irene Lyons Harnett, Maire Harnett, Pat Harnett, Laurenza Harnett Woulfe, Maurice W. Harnett, Eileen Harnett Stryker, Marian Harnett Roche, Patie Boy Harnett, Bibi Brosnan, Anna Maria Harnett, Mary Harnett, Tournafulla. There is a cap on numbers at 250 with interest in attending coming from such disparate places as Offaly, Down, Dublin, London and the furthest away so far is New Zealand so if you have any connection to the Harnetts get in there fast as a great night is assured. The official launch of the weekend takes place at St. Ita’s Hall on Thursday, June 28 at 9pm when the final draft of the reunion booklet will be on display. The programme for the weekend is as follows;
Friday, July 20, 8.00 p.m.
Magazine launch and presentation of writing competition prizes at the Glorach Theatre , Convent Street . Entertainment by members of the Harnett families. Teas/ coffees in foyer. Home baked cakes by the Harnetts. All Harnetts welcome. Admission free.
Saturday 21. 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
Trace Your Relations. Access to the parish records at the parish office and opportunity to correlate these with the census on line.
3.00 p.m.
Visits to Harnett graves in local cemeteries. Members will be present to show visitors around.
7.00 p.m.
Mass for all deceased members of the Harnett family at The Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale.
8.00 p.m.
The Gathering at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse. Food, music, dancing and conversation. Tickets €20.
Sunday 22 2.00 p.m
Abbeyfeale Town Park. The Happy Harnett Fun Day incorporating a world record attempt to bring the greatest amount of Harnetts together in one place at one time. Also, commemorative planting of the Harnett Tree.
Special accommodation packages available. Email: [email protected]
The Harnett Reunion Magazine 2012 will be on sale @ €5.00 throughout the week-end.
Souvenir Harnett badges available @ €1.00 throughout the week-end
Further information on what’s in the pipeline for what promises to be a wonderful weekend from James on 087 2500929.