Knockanure Notes — 24th May, 2015

KNOCK: Annual Parish Pilgrimage to Knock takes place this year on Wednesday 01st July 2015.  Contact Margaret at 087 2976304 for booking.

ROSARY will be recited at The Grotto Moyvane every Tuesday Evening – after Mass – during the Month of May.

MASS for 31st May, 2015 for the intentions of all those people who supported the Groarke Family during Jim’s illness and his death.

TIDY: Knockanure Tidy Towns: Once again an appeal goes out from the Tidy Towns to all householders in the Village and its environs, to do their best to make their places as attractive as possible before the judging starts on June 1st.

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre on Monday 08th  June 2015.  Music by Stevie Donegan. All Welcome.  If attending it’s important to please ring office on 068 49799.   New members especially welcome.

CORPUS CHRISTI PROCESSION: will take place in Listowel on Sunday June 7th immediately after the 11.00 a.m. Mass.

FLEADH in Glin  begins on 30th May.

RACING in Listowel on June Bank Holiday.

AGM of the creamery is on 11th June 2015, they employ 11 staff.

DEATH Eileen Keogh, Resided in San Francisco, CA. Passed away on May 13, 2015. Eileen was born at Moyvane on May 29, 1928. Eileen was married to Patrick Joseph Keogh for over 50 years, he died in March 2012.  Mother of Kathleen and Edward Keogh. Also survived by daughter-in-law Rose Keogh and grandson Sean Patrick Keogh. Sisters Mary Cronin, Nancy Enright and Kathleen Mulligan . Eileen was preceded by her brothers, Thomas and Patrick Cronin. Eileen is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews and great nieces and great nephews.
Eileen was an active parishioner of St. Gabriel’s Church for over 50 years. Funeral Mass on Wednesday June 3 at 11:00 am at St. Gabriel Church, 2559 40th Ave at Ulloa St. Private burial will be at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES: Michael Murphy, Dolores Connolly, Catherine Stack, Seamus Flaherty, P J Bambury, Sr. Clare Grommell, Fiona Moore, Mary Cullen, Mary Dalton, Netta O Flaherty, Sr. Camillus Buckley, John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Teresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, J B Keane, Tom Lynch, Mass on Tues. 26th at 7.30pm for Tom Flaherty. Mass on Wed. 27th  at    7.30pm for Kathleen Dore. Mass on Fri. 29th at 7.30pm for Michael & Margaret Mulvihill. Mass on Sat.30th at 7.30pm for John & Peggy Collins and the deceased members of the Collins Family. Mass on
Sun. 31st at 10.00am for Noreen Sweeney. Mass on Tues. 2nd  at     7.30pm  for Eileen Keogh nee Cronin.

READERS: Readers: Vigil, John Corbett, 11am  Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor; Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

QUEEN of the May procession was held in Knockanure on May 17th. It was a lovely ceremony with walk to and from the grotto, followed by sermon and singing in the Church. Thanks to all who participated.

RADIO Mass Link: An Engineer is visiting the Parish the end of May.  Any parishioner having difficulty with their reception of Mass, please contact Fr. Lucid or Eileen Collins at 068 58221 or 087 9313912.

GLASSLAND will be shown in Listowel on 29th May at 8.30pm and Matt Mooney is also launching his book  at 12.30 also on the 29th. Another book Teampall Ban, will be of interest to locals.

HOLY CROSS:  St Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles will take place on Sunday 31st May. A coach will leave from the Market Yard Newcastle West at 9.30 am. Contact Pat Dalton for additional information and booking on 069-62306

DAY TRIP TO BLOOM IN THE PARK. Sat May 30th. Dep Listowel Arms Hotel 6.30am. Contact Marie 0861032436.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 28th, Art Exhibition at 12pm; James Joyce and 3 Cities at 1pm; Christine Dwyer Hickey  at 3pm;  and Lucinda Sly at 8.30pm, more from 068 22566.

WRITERS WEEK 2015: Opening Night on Wednesday 27th May. Full details of programme of events on  Usual mass for Writers Week will take place at St. Mary’s Listowel on Sunday at 11.00 a.m.

SIAMSA Tire, Tralee  – Auditions for young people aged 7-12 on Sat 13 June from 10-2pm.  Audition by appointment only.  Please call 066 7123055.

PILGRIMAGE: Lough Derg three Day Pilgrimage on any day from 29th May until 13th August. No need to book. Daily boats to the Island from 10.30am until 3:00pm 7 days a week until 13th August. Contact Maureen or Lorraine in Lough Derg direct on 071 9861518 .Local bus on 30th May and 30th June, details from 0873966399.

CLOTHES: Moyvane Ladies Football: Old and Used clothes collection is taking place on Wednesday 24th June at 11am at the Community Centre, Moyvane.  Bags may also be dropped  6-8pm on Tuesday 23rd at the Community Centre.  All clothes, shoes, bags, towels, curtains etc. accepted (no duvets/pillows).  Your continued support is greatly appreciated.

ADORATION: Wednesday Adoration Moyvane Church: Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament takes place every Wednesday in The Sacristy from 10am to 7pm.  People attend for One Hour on a rota basis, but if this is not possible maybe two people would share doing half an hour each. Because of the small numbers attending for some Hours, it would be appreciated if people who can’t give a commitment to attend every week, might volunteer to be on standby to cover for, when regulars are unable to attend.  Think about it.  Contact Anne O’Flaherty or Philip Kiely.

RAY OF SUNSHINE FOUNDATION.  They are looking for volunteers to travel to Mountbassa in Jan. & Feb. 2016 to build a rescue centre for abused girls aged 3 to 16 years.  Trades & non trades people are welcome to spare ten days and help these vulnerable children.  Mountbassa is a world renowned tourist resort on the east coast of Kenya.  If interested contact Tina O’Mahony on (087) 9449569 or call into the Meadowlands Hotel Tralee on Tue. May 26th at 6pm.

ROAD Works on the Abbeyfeale side of Newcastle West is causing big delays and is best avoided. Very little work appears to be in progress any time I passed. With a small bit of consideration for the public, things could be greatly improved.

THOUGHT: The great paradox of faith is that we find our perfect freedom only when become slaves – slaves to God…In the ancient world, slaves judged their self-worth in relation to the importance of their masters. The greater the social status of a master, the greater the esteem of the slave. Christians are slaves of the greatest and kindest master of all. Says Alister McGrath.

MEENKILLY CENTENARY;  Meenkilly N.S. is holding its Centenary Celebration on Saturday 13th June commencing with the celebration of Mass by Bishop Brendan Leahy at 12 noon, followed by light refreshments and live entertainment.

TULLAMORE NS SCHOOL We are trying to organise a Tullamore school reunion we would be very grateful for any past pupils that could help us out organising the event, we would welcome any information on the school, old photographs and memories anyone interested, please contact; Birdie 0863269761 Breda  0879386370.

ABDUCTION: Limerick Leader 30 July 1932 page 7.
Abduction and fight for a bride. To set the scene, Lord Norbury  in 1803 sentenced 20 to death in the Munster Assizes. 1811 was a very wet year9th Sept. 1813 ?large meteorite fell near Adare, making a great noise, on section weighed 4 stone and is now in possession of Mr Tuthill. Abbbeyfeale unrest  and the Rockite gang activities from 1819 to 1823. In the unsettled tomes women were carried off to be married by force. One was a Miss O Sullivan of Headley’s Bridge, Knocknagoshel. She was engaged to Dan O Keeffe or better known as Dan Gan Scaw, he lived at Dromtrasna Hartnett, Abbeyfeale. Before the wedding the Whiteboys carried off the bride to East Kerry mountains. O Connor was the chief raider, while they were beside the river she pushed him in a waterhole and he falling pulled in another raider, both were rescued and continued their journey to a safe house. When O Keeffe heard the news he and his friends followed the gang and besieged the house, after some shots being fired by both sides, the girl was rescued. Dan and his wife lived together for many years after.

“Fr. Cyprian Davis, monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died on Sunday, May 17, 2015.
DEATH: Fr. Cyprian was professor emeritus of Church history at Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology. One of Fr. Cyprian’s major projects, his 1990 publication The History of Black Catholics in the United States, resulted from his search for the documents and stories of African-American Catholics. In 1991, the book received the prestigious John Gilmary Shea Award from the American Catholic Historical Association.

BIRTH: Israeli woman gives birth at age 65
Chaya Sarah Schachar of Bnei Brak is the oldest woman ever to birth a child in Israel and one of the oldest in the world.

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