Knockanure Notes — 24th April,2016

PADRE PIO EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday in Listowel at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction. The late Kathleen O’Sullivan, Derry Farm will be remembered and prayed for as her first anniversary takes place this week.

STRICTLY COME DANCING:  Moyvane GAA Club are hosting Strictly Come Dancing on Sunday, May 1st in the Community Centre at 8:00pm sharp.    Anyone interested in attending the event can contact Club Officer Katie Galvin on 0870568209.

LOTTO:  Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 22nd April 2016; No winner. Numbers drawn were

1 – 5 – 16 – 19.  Lucky dip winners, 1. Brid Fitzgerald c/o Kevin’s; 2. Mike & Bridget c/o Kevin’s; 3. Breda O’Connell Purt, Abbeyfeale; 4. S Weir, c/o Teddy and 5. Phil Corridan, Ballyheigue.

FLEADH BY THE FEALE:  The Fleadh takes place this year from Thursday, April 28 – Monday, May 2 next.  The celebrity concert on Sunday night is sponsored by Kostal Gmbh Mountmahon and is headlined by Mary Black.

DEATH occurred on 18th April 2016 of Josie O’Sullivan (née O’Connell), Toureendonnell, Athea, Josie was daughter of      Michael and Hannah O’Connell of Knockanure. Josie is survived by husband Patsy, sons Dan & Liam, daughters, Joan, Mary, Martina and Ann Marie, grandchildren, great-grandchild, sons-in-law, daughter-in-law, sister-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews. Her remains Arriving to St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Thursday morning for 12 noon Requiem Mass. Burial afterwards to Templeathea Cemetery, Athea.

DEATH took place on 18th April 2016 of Patsy Flynn, Pilgrim Hill, Kilmorna, husband of the late Ann, father of the late David. Survived by sons Johnny, Pat and Aidan, daughters-in-law and nine grandchildren, sister Sheila, brother Nilie and Martin, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for patsy was celebrated at St. Brigid’s Church, Duagh, on Thursday,  Burial afterwards in St. John Paul II Cemetery, Listowel.

DEATH has taken place of David Parrish on Friday 15th April 2016 of Coilagurteen, Moyvane, Listowel, and formerly of Exmouth, Devon. Survived by his Wife Pat, daughter Natalie (Thornton – Athea ) and her husband Kevin, son Tony (Scotland) and his wife Melouise, grandchildren Ben and Katie, Jonathan and Emily, sister Pauline Martin (England), brother-in-law Peter Hourigan ( England), sisters-in-law Pauline and her husband Mark Tora (England), Peggy and her husband Alan Purser & their families(England), nephews, nieces.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Joe Moloney, Richard Tobin, Kitty Moore, Nora Kelly, Sr. Vivian Nolan, Kit OMahony, Billy Fitzgerald, Bridget Teresa Carroll, John J Buckley, Michael O’Connor, Sheila O’Riordan, Paul McEvoy, Sr. Margaret Mary, Morrissey, Eddie Moloney, Margaret O’Donnell, Madge Fitzmaurice, Patrick Bunce, Dick Galvin, Benny O’Connell, John Joe O’Connor.  Moyvane Mass:

Mon 25th at 7.30pm for Tom McNamara, Cooraclare (6th Anni).Wed 27th at 7.30pm for Gerard McEnery. Thurs   28th at 7.30pm for Jerry & Jenny O’Carroll & their son Christopher. Sat 30th at               7.30pm for Michael Greaney. Sun 1st at            11.00am for Margaret, Oliver & Patrick Carmody. Knockanure Mass: Tues              26th at 7.30pm for Parishioners. Sun 1st       at 10.00am for Denis O’Connor.

CONFIRMATION; Fri 29th at 11.00am, Confirmation Mass. Knockanure have 16, while Moyvane have 13, candidates. A big day for parents, teachers, students and all from the parish. Welcome to Bishop Ray, visiting clergy and relations.

SECOND COLLECTION: on 30th/ 1st is for Education of Priests.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 27th Esposito String Quartet. Thursday 28th ,the Best of Trad with The Boruma Trio. Fri. 29th Kerry School of Music Spring Concert, more from 068 22566.

PIETA HOUSE-DARKNESS INTO LIGHT:  is taking place in Listowel on May 7that 4.15am.  Registration is open every Saturday from 11am-5pm at 35 Church St Listowel.

COUNTY Fair now in its 67th year will be held at Ballybeggan on May 8th.

15th BATTALIAN F.C.A. / P.D.F. & 32nd R.D.F. REMEMBRANCE WEEKEND Vigil Mass Listowel 6.15p.m. Mass on Saturday 30th April. They will be displaying flags and there will be a military display with a bugler playing with our Parish Folk Group on the night. If people would like to put in names of their deceased associated with the above group they may contact the Parish Office directly or by phone or email over the next 10 days and they will be included in our prayers at the Mass. It is very appropriate that we remember and pray for all our departed friends and comrades during this special weekend celebrations. All are welcome!

RAMBLING HOUSE take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday April 28th from 9.15 pm

1916 Lectures at Seanchai , details from 068 22212.

COMMUNITY GAMES ATHLETICS: will be held on Monday May 9th at 5.30 in the GAA field all welcome, if any parents are willing to help just approach a committee member.

THANKS: FIJI CYCLONE, St John’s Tralee collected, a total of €2400 -which will go to Fiji via The Columbans in Dalgan Park, Navan, directly to the parishes affected, where Columban missionaries work. Míle buíochas from Fr. Dan Ahern.

SWALLOW and Cuckoo have arrived, recent dry breezy weather is being appreciated by all. Dawn Chorus will be played on Radio One on May 1st;

BADMINTON; Moyvane have recently won 3 Munster League titles, Division 2, 3 and 4 Mixed Teams.
All three teams play in All Irelands in Dublin on Sunday, May 8.

TRIP: On Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 8.30a.m.There will be a stop for breakfast in Mitchelstown before continuing along via the very scenic Vee Gap in the Knockmealdown Mountains to the seaside town of Dungarvan.
Booking is with Pat Condon, Upper Maiden St., Newcastle West 069 62344.

HOLIDAY: St Vincent de Paul are organising a one week stay in Ballybunion from 18th to 24th June. For more details on this please contact Mary Collins on 087-2265941

QUEEN: Athea Festival Queen this year, closing date for entries 14th May 2016.

KERRY STROKE SUPPORT GROUP meeting last Friday each month from 11.15 to 1.15 p.m. in Baile Mhuire Day Care Centre Tralee.  Contact: 087 3586451.

CUCKOO WALKING FESTIVAL. This year’s festival launch takes place on Friday 29th April in Tarbert Bridewell at 7.30 pm.

MUSIC MINISTRY WITH YOUNG PEOPLE – Update-The next meeting for Youth Music Ministers will take place on: Thursday, April 28th 2016 at 8:00pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.  For more information contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE-Capacitar: Self-care Day – Saturday, April 30th 2016, from 9.45am to 4.00pm. Practical skills for stress management and emotional wellness. Contact Betty Garnett 0878498061

SHANNONSIDE WOMEN’S GROUP will hold a used clothes collection on Thursday 12th May from 8am to 10am in the Tarbert Church carpark.

LISTOWEL MILITARY TATTOO WEEKEND from Saturday April 30th and Sunday May 1st. During the weekend parking restrictions will be enforced in the Square to facilitate Parade and wreath laying Ceremony and Military vehicles display. We would appreciate anyone parking for Mass to please remove their cars immediately after Mass on Saturday April 30th  and Sunday May 1st. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and appreciate your cooperation On Sunday May 1st there will be traffic delays during the Mock Battles that will take place in the Square between 1pm and 1.30pm and also between 4pm and 4.30. For health and safety please obey the steward’s instructions.

RUN: The Irish Cancer Society Barrington’s Hospital Great Limerick Run on Sunday 1st May. An estimated 40,000 people are diagnosed each year with cancer.

KERRY CAMINO’S ANNUAL 3 DAY WALK Saturday 30th April to Monday 2nd May – The event is almost booked out. For further information email: [email protected], visit or Information/registration evening and slide show presentation in The Grand Hotel on Friday April 29th at 7 pm.

CITIZENS INFORMATION: mobile unit will be in Manor West Shopping Centre on Thursday April 28th from 3pm to 7pm,

AFFORDABLE LIVE-IN HOMECARE: provide live in carers for the elderly in your area. If you are looking for a live-in carer for your relative, please call Mary or Tom today on 087/9916791 or

KNOCK: Mayo International Choral Festival is hosting a Peace Concert with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, in the beautiful surrounds of the fully refurbished Knock Basilica on Saturday, May 14th.

MERCY: For the Year of Mercy meetings and music in the Squares of Limerick continues each Saturday till 7th May, times 1pm to 3pm, all are welcome.

FLEADH Cheoil Luimnigh: This year’s Fleadh Cheoil Luimnigh takes place in Glin June Bank holiday weekend, more information from, Máire 0876413799. Angela 0863673957 or Clíona 0876679923 as soon as possible.

NEWS from Domhnall de Barra

Only on Wednesday last did I realise that this issue will be No. 1008. Somehow we passed the 1000 mark a few weeks ago without marking the occasion in any way. To be honest I never dreamed, when I first thought of creating a local newsletter, that it would last for such a long time. It had its humble beginnings as part of a FAS scheme sponsored by Cáirde Duchais. Our first publication had four pages (black and white of course) and it cost 20 pence in old money.

WALK: The Darkness into Light 5k walk/run in aid of Pieta House will be held on Saturday morning 7th May around Newcastle West. Online registration at

REMEMBERING Zoë CYCLE CHALLENGE 2016:  The annual “Remembering Zoë” cycle challenge in memory of 8 year old Zoë Scannell who died tragically in June 2014 takes place on Sunday, May 15 next.

GLIN Day Care Centre Future Open Days:  dates for Glin, Athea, Moyvane and Ballylongford Groups are: 19th May and 16th June at 12.30 p.m. For further information please contact the office on 068 26033.

WHAT IS SOCIAL FARMING:  Social farming is an innovative response that combines multifunctional agriculture and social and health care services. Anyone who might be interested including farmers, service providers, and service users & their parents, on Thursday, April 28 from 10am – 1pm in West Limerick Resources offices. Call 06966293 for further information.

FOOD Drive in aid of Mid-West Simon every Thursday morning for month of April ONLY. Mid-West Simon support the homeless in many ways and one way is by providing donated food to the homeless and those less fortunate.   I’m sure we all have items within our own cupboards that are just sitting there and could really go a long way to those in need. So, please if you can, have a look in your cupboards or if you’re out shopping please pick up a little something that you would like to donate towards a great cause. All non-perishable foods & goods will go directly to Mid West Simon who are based in Limerick City.  Drop off location is Ceol Corbrai Community Hall, Glin on Thursday 7th, Thursday 14th, Thursday 21st & Thursday 28th April ONLY. Hours for drop off are 10 to 12 noon ONLY – during opening hours for Glin Baby & Toddler Group. Further details about Mid West Simon can be found on their web site or Facebook page Mid West Simon.   Examples of non perishable items wanted but not limited to are: Canned meats, Canned vegetables, Canned soup, Canned fruit, Cereal, Rice, Pasta, Sauces – packet / jars, toiletries: tooth paste, nappies & wipes, toilet paper, shower gel etc.

The ceremony at Banna 21- 4- 2016,  attended by a huge crowd together with relatives of Roger Casement and Robert Monteith as well as the Minister of State at the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, the German Ambassador, Matthias Hopfner and the British Ambassador, Dominick Chilcott. Casement’s speech from the dock, recited  by, Declan McCarthy and  performances by Siamsa Tíre and Mike Hanrahan and Breandán Ó Beaglaíoch, who sing ‘Lonely Banna Strand. President Higgins delivered address and  layed a wreath at the anchor of the Aud. The national flag raised and the Proclamation read and a fly-over by the Air Corps.

THOUGHT: Someone has written these beautiful words. It’s a must read.
1] Try to understand the deep meaning of it.
2] They are like the ten commandments to follow in life all of the time!
3] Friendship is like a BOOK. It takes a few minutes to burn, but it takes years to write.
4] All things in life are temporary. If going well, enjoy it, they will not last forever.If going wrong, don’t worry, they can’t last long either.
5] Old Friends are Gold! New Friends are Diamond! If you get a Diamond, don’t forget the Gold! Because to hold a Diamond, you always need a Base of Gold!
6] Often when we lose hope and think this is the end, GOD smiles from above and says, “Relax,  it’s just a bend, not the end!
7] When GOD solves your problems, you have faith in HIS abilities; when GOD doesn’t solve your problems HE has faith in your abilities.
8] A blind person asked St. Anthony: “Can there be anything worse than losing eye sight?” He replied: “Yes, losing your vision!”
9.] When you pray for others, God listens to you and blesses them, and sometimes, when you are safe and happy, remember that someone has prayed for you.
10] WORRYING does not take away tomorrow’s TROUBLES, it takes away to-day’s PEACE. Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.

JP about SACK: It should not be forgotten that those Crusaders who did sack Constantinople were excommunicated by Innocent III. Here is a portion of his scathing letter to the Papal Legate who was in the Holy Land:

“How, indeed, will the church of the Greeks, no matter how severely she is beset with afflictions and persecutions, return into ecclesiastical union and to a devotion for the Apostolic See, when she has seen in the Latins only an example of perdition and the works of darkness, so that she now, and with reason, detests the Latins more than dogs? As for those who were supposed to be seeking the ends of Jesus Christ, not their own ends, who made their swords, which they were supposed to use against the pagans, drip with Christian blood, they have spared neither religion, nor age, nor sex. They have committed incest, adultery, and fornication before the eyes of men. They have exposed both matrons and virgins, even those dedicated to God, to the sordid lusts of boys….”

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