Knockanure Notes — 24th November, 2013

ACTIVE Retirement Day at Knockanure Community Centre, takes place on Monday 9th December 2013. Mass at 12 pm followed by meal at 1.00 pm. Music by Stevie Donegan, All Welcome. If attending please ring office on 068 49799. New members especially welcome

INFORMATION:  North and East Kerry Development
Information Officer(Philomena) at Knockanure Community Centre every Monday (except second Monday on each month) from 1.00 – 3.30 pm. Farm assist, Social Welfare, Medical Card and much more. Free & Confidential Service.

CHOIR: Knockanure Church Choir Practice for Golden Jubilee will take place on next Thursday 28th November at 7.30 p.m. at Corpus Christi Church Knockanure.  All members of choir are requested to attend.  

CONFIRMATION Programme “You Shall Be My Witness” first training for candidates will take place on Thursday evening 05th December from 6.30p.m to 7.30p.m at the Community Centre Knockanure.  All candidates and parents are requested to attend.

PADRE PIO MASS: will take place in Listowel Church on Thursday 28th Nov. evening at 7.00p.m.  beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

SENIORS:  Senior Citizens Chiropodist will attend Marian Hall on Friday 29th November at 12 o’clock.  For appointment ring Eileen Quinn 49472.
Senior Citizens Christmas Party will take place in the Marian Hall on Sunday 1st December.  Mass at 1 o’clock followed by Dinner, Music, Dancing and Afternoon Tea.  Cost €15.  Book with Ita 49134 or Maureen 49365.  

KNOCKANURE: Annual Christmas Celebration of The Nativity Pageant will take place again this year in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure on Sunday 22nd December 2013.  

ICA The annual shopping trip to Cork is on Wednesday 4th December, more from  087 6679943.

LOTTO Results for 22nd Nov. 2013, Jackpot E11,200, numbers drawn were 1-3-12 and 17, No Winner of Jackpot. Lucky Dips went to;  Billy White, c/o John Barry; Ger Kennelly, Moyvane; Hannah Long, Asdee; Elizabeth Moody, Moyvane; James Moore, Tralee; Bar Prize Con Keane. This Weeks Jackpot is  E11,300. Knockanure G.A.A. are holding an Irish Night in Flynn’s Bar Knockanure on Saturday 7th Dec, All Musicians Welcome.

VIDEO will feature local cast in the film Hard Times which will be screened in the Classic Cinema Listowel on 6th Dec. at 8pm, proceeds in aid of Aras Mhuire Nursing Home, Listowel.

BAZAAR 2013; The Annual Mission  Bazaar for 2013 will take place on Friday November 29th and Saturday 30th at Scoil Realta Na Maidne (boys school hall). From 8pm. to 12 midnight approx each night.

LOVELY Ceremony was held in Knockanure Church last Sunday, introducing new altar servers and First Communion class who sang a song about light to inspire us.

SOCIAL; Nano Nagle Annual Social at the Arms Hotel on 29th Nov. at 7.30pm.

NIGHT VIGIL KNOCK, Saturday 7th Dec. For bookings contact: Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel Tim 0862508796 .

NEWTOWNSANDES Creamery Social on 15th Nov. 2013 was a great success, over 300 patrons attended and congratulated Michael Liston on a Lifetime of Service to the Creamery and the community

FOOF FAIR  in Listowel had many events, usual the people who should be there were missing, for example, there was a very informative lecture at the Family Centre on the 23rd November on food and how most processed foods contain high levels of sugar and additives, parents would be shocked it they really knew what they were feeding to their families.

SEMINAR OVER 55’S:  information afternoon at the Day Care Centre, Abbeyfeale on Thursday, November 28 from 2-4pm with speakers including Denis Joy, Abbeyfeale Fire Station Officer and Muintir Na Tire’s James O’Neill  and solicitor Orla Dennison.  Further information 087 6866450

ANNIVERSARIES: Joan Gaire, Donal Foley, Eileen Donoghue, Fr Leo Danaher, Fr Michael O Leary, Mairead Carmody, Canon Eamonn Dillane, Tom Woulfe, Sr. Baptist Kennelly, James Leahy, Ned Walsh, Pat Hanrahan, Michael Windle, Mattie Walsh, Mary Carmody, Bridie Quill, Martin H Kennelly, Una Dore, Mikey Fitzgerald, Ann Maria de Bilde, Josie Lyons, Con Connell, Mark Flaherty, Fr. John Joe Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Finbar Carmody, Mass on Wed. 27th at 7.30pm for  Maimie Kennelly. Mass on Thurs. 28th at 7.30pm for Michael Dore. Mass on Sat. 30th at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn. Mass on Sun. 1st Dec at 10.00am for  Richard & Jeremiah Horgan & Eileen & Jerry O’Donoghue and the
11.00am Mass is for  Breda Thomas nee Cunningham, Mass on  
Tues. 3rd  at 7.30pm  for Julia, Paddy & Billy Hanrahan & the
deceased members of the Hanrahan Family.

MASS on Tues. 26th   7.30pm Knockanure, for November Intentions and Fri. 29th 7.30pm for November Intentions, Moyvane

CHURCH NEWS: Readers:- Vigil, Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack; Knockanure, 10.00am Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
Collectors for the month of December: Vigil, Bernie Swan & Kit Horan, 11am Marie Stack & John Scanlon and  Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody .

SPARE a thought for Christian massacred, mass graves, tortured-to-death women and children, and destroyed churches  in Syria, at the hands of the U.S. supported jihadi “rebels”.

NIGHT VIGIL at Knock on Saturday 7th Dec. For bookings contact: Fitzpatrick’s of Listowel Tim 0862508796, leaving the Square at 4.30pm.

KNOCK: Duagh pilgrimage to Knock, Will take place on Saturday December 7th accompanied by Fr. Pat Moore, bus in Duagh at the Church at 8am,  please contact 087 413 8934.

SAINTS: Remember four African American Catholic candidates for sainthood: Mother Henriette Delille, Mother Mary Lange, Father Augustus Tolton and Pierre Toussaint.
there are four African American Catholic candidates for sainthood: two religious sisters, a lay person, and a priest.

MEALA BEREAVEMENT Support Group, Monthly Meeting takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. November 27th  at 7pm. New members welcome.

PADRE PIO MASS: will take place next Thursday evening at 7.00p.m.  beginning with the Rosary followed by mass and Benediction.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: In preparation for Christmas will take place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel Listowel, from 3pm to 6pm and also every Tuesday & Wednesday. You are invited to drop in and spend time before the Blessed Sacrament.

SET CEILI  at Clounmacon Community Centre on Friday 29th November at 9.30pm. Music by: Donie Nolan Band. Everyone welcome.

BEST WISHES to  Billy Moloney Listowel Sacristan who will be retiring in mid February 2014, after 29 years of outstanding service to Listowel Parish.

MASS was celebrated on Nov. 20th 2013 in the office of Listowel Credit Union. The Celebrant was Canon Declan O Connor Listowel. Representatives from the 13 Credit Union’s from Chapter 23, Abbeyfeale, Ballybunion, Caherciveen, Clanmaurice, Comhar Creidmheasa Corca Dhuibhne, Desmond, Kenmare, Killarney, Killorglin, Listowel, Milltown, Rathmore and Tralee were present. The Mass is to remember our members who have died in the past 12 months. The Mass is celebrated in a different Credit Union each November.

ST. JOHN’S PARISH BAZAAR Tralee: will take place from Friday – Sunday, November 29th – December 1st at K.D.Y.S. Hall, Denny Street.

ST JOHN’S: 28th to 30th Nov. The Group Theatre presents The Rapparees, details from 068 22566. Big Maggie on stage in Listowel till Monday 25th Nov. Great Night at St John’s. CAST P Brosnan, D Walsh, E Murphy, C Walsh, D Woulfe, S Egan, M Keenan, N Buckley, P Hayes, C Fitzgerald, G O Connor, C Foley, A Thornton, T Collins, A O Donnell, B Daly, N Keenan Director, Lights J Murphy, Stage Management B Daly, Artwork C Keenan, Continuity M Purcell and F Hunt. Big Maggie by John B Keane.

LAUNCH of Ballydonoghue Magazine at Lisselton on Dec. 6th at 8pm.

SINGING NIGHT: West Limerick singing club host a special night on Thursday, December 5 with all funds raised going to Noonan’s Wonderland charities.

WINTER WONDERLAND: Tony, Hannah and Siobhan  Nunan of Templeglantine will be switching on the lights on November 22nd 2013.. Funds collected go to Brothers of Charity NCW and Foynes, Acquired Brain Injury, Castleisland, Adare Alzheimer’s Branch and Milford Hospice.

FOOD FAIR more details, Listowel Food Fair Farming Seminar was held at the Arms Hotel on Nov. 22nd 2013. This year speakers include Pat Byrne and Donal Whelton from the banks. Alan Kingston gave a presentation on his food business, began with his wife and himself a few years ago at Glenilen Farm in West Cork and John Kennelly of University of Alberta, had a look at things from a foreign perspective. Jimmy Deenihan introduced the speakers and gave an insight into the governments role.

SUGAR:  Milk and water appear to be the only reasonably accessible tooth friendly drinks. 40gWholegrain cereals may contain 2.5 cubes of sugar. 30 g sugar coated  Frosties may contain 3.3 cubes of sugar. Low fat Yogurt 125g may contain 7.5 cubes of sugar.

CHOIRS: Guinness Book of Records carol singers record. The event will take place in Croke Park Stadium, on Thursday, 19th of December between 7pm & 9pm and will be hosted by Miriam O’Callaghan. More from

EVENTS: Craft Fair Tarbert Community Centre on Sunday 1st Dec. from 2 to 6pm. County Final of Scor na nOg will be held at Foilmore Community Centre on Dec. 1st from 2.30pm.

KERRY CHORAL UNION: Christmas musical event will be held on Sunday, December 8th at 7.30pm in St. John’s Church, ralee.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Advent Weekend:  Fri.29th Nov. – Sunday 1st December with Fr. Frank Downes OP. residential and non-residential places available. Bookings and inquiries to 066-7134276; E.mail: [email protected]

CHARITY afternoon tea dance at the Fr. Casey GAA clubhouse on Sunday, December 8th with dancing from 3-6pm to Donie Walsh.

THOUGHT: “Not how much of my money will I give to God, but how much of His money will I keep for myself”. Anonymous. Think of the old cliché about “the mind being an excellent servant but a terrible master”.

ST PIO night in Lixnaw church was  on Nov. 19th  2013,  talk was given by Padre Pio devotee and  author Colm Keane. His recent book entitled ‘Scent of Roses’.
Padre Pio was also known to have the gift of bilocation – the ability to be in more than one place simultaneously. Though he almost never left his monastery, he was seen elsewhere as testified and documented by many witnesses.

DEATH occurred at St. Ita’s Hospital, Newcastle West  of Catherine (Kit) Shine of Dalton Street, Athea. Deceased, whose maiden name was Fitzgerald, was a native of Keale North but lived most of her life in Athea. She was pre-deceased by her late husband Dan Shine several years ago. Kit, who had reached her 90’s, was a very religious person and a regular attendant at the Masses in her local Church. She also visited Lourdes and many pilgrimages. Up to a few years ago she could be regularly seen out on her bicycle cycling through the village or on the way to visit her brother Tom in Keale.
Few weeks ago since her daughter Breda Carey died . She was married to retired Garda Jerry Carey who was a native of Galway. Kit Shine was laid to rest at Holy Cross Cemetery after requiem Mass on 17th November 2013.

DEATH has taken place of Jack Connolly, Ballymuddagh, Glin,  on November 16th, 2013, (in his 97th year). He is survived  by his wife Mary, sons Patrick, Thomas, Gerard, John, daughters Ann, Sally, Una and Mairead, Predeceased by his son Joseph. Also survived by daughters-in-law Elaine and Anne and Thomas’s partner Maureen, sons-in-law Charles and Thomas, grandchildren Laura, Michael, Robert, Jack and Thomas, sister-in- law Sr. Josephine (Fermoy) In the Church of the Immaculate Conception Glin,  Requiem Mass was celebrated for Jack Connolly on 19th November 2013,  Burial in Kilfergus Cemetery, Glin.
Killeaney AFC  club members extend sympathies to Tom Connolly, Treasurer  of the club, on the death of his father Jack Connolly at the ripe old age of 97. Jack had been active until very recently. He was featured in the 2nd Vanishing Ireland book. Jack was noted for his great memory and the editor, Turtle Bunbury, had this to say about him in the book “Jack is a quietly lucid individual. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of family pedigrees in the area. Not only is he able to identify any man or woman down to their nearest (or farthest) second cousin twice removed, but he can reel off the year of their birth, their occupation and their present address.” Sympathies to Tom, his mother Mary and all the Connolly families.

OLD IRISH WAYS MUSEUM; Located in Caherguillamore, Bruff and owned by Denis O’Connor , for details visit

BIRTHDAY:  November 20th, was the 15th birthday of the International Space Station, which was launched in 1998. The station is expected to be completed in April 2014.

NEWSPAPERS in San Francisco.——-en–20–1–txt-txIN-knockanure—–#
21 Feb 1898 San Francisco Call
O’CONNOR, In San Frisco, February 17, 1898. at St. Mary’s Hospital. Rev. Cornelius O’Connor of Ukiah, Cal.. brother of Sister Mary Teresa of Sacramento and Thomas C, J. C. and Michael E. O’Connor, a native of Knockanure. County Kerry. Ireland, aged 50 years. The funeral will take place this day (Monday), at 9:15 o’clock, from the residence of his brother, J. C. O’Connor. 1062 Fulton street, thence to St. Mary’s Cathedral, O’Farrell street and Van Ness avenue, where a solemn requiem high mass will be celebrated for the repose of his soul. commencing at 10 o’clock. Interment Mount Calvary Cemetery

8 July 1912 San Francisco Call

HUNT— In Grass Valley, Rev. James Hunt, a native of County Kerry, Ireland, aged 65 years and 1 month.
4 July 1912 San Francisco Call

GRASS VALLEY, July 3rd 1912. Father James Hunt of Sacramento died at the “priest’s retreat” here today after an illness of several weeks. Father Hunt was one of the early day priests in northern California. His age Was 64.

Food Fair Farming Night Nov 2013

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