Knockanure Notes – 25th March, 2012

SOCIAL Day for the Active Retired takes place on Monday 2nd April 2012 at Knockanure Community Centre. Come and enjoy a great meal followed by music and dance. Mass on the day at 12.30pm. Anyone wishing to attend please contact Mary on 068 49799. New members especially welcome.

WALK and Party; 3rd Annual 5Km Sponsored Walk at Knockanure Community Centre on Sunday 1st April 2012,  Assemble at 1.30pm  Refreshments on return and monster Raffle. Easter Party time on the same day from 2pm to 4pm….Activities for the kids will include a fun quiz, Face Painting,Disco with DJ Shicco and Easter Egg Galore for all kids.  Admission 3 euro per child, family concessions.
Please support this great fun packed day…you won’t be disappointed.  Donation will be going to Listowel Hospice.

BEST WISHES to Mrs. Donegan and her U-11 Quiz Team, Tadg McEvoy, Lauren O’Sullivan, Cian Rogan and Conor Horgan who will compete in the National Finals of the Credit Union Quiz in the R.D.S., Dublin on Sunday April 1st. No doubt you will do Scoil Chorp Chriost proud.

GAA, Knockanure Lotto Results for 16th March 2012, Jackpot E2,700, Numbers Drawn 7-9-15-28, No Winner. Lucky Dips, Teresa Mc Auliffe, Knocknagoshel;
Kevin O Shea, Newcastlewest; Niall Brosnan, c/oKevins Bar; John Barry, School Road; Mary Kennedy, Abbeyfeale; M & J Harley, c/o John Barry; Bar Prize, Gerard Greaney.
Last Week anniversaries;  Kitty & Willie Shine,
Michael, Ann & Denis Hanrahan ; Cormac O’Leary; Timothy, Hanna & John Flaherty; Michael Holly.
Collectors for April, Vigil, Tom Harahan & Olive Keane; 11.00am Jer Mulvihill & Brigette Hogan; Knockanure 10.00am Maurice Dowling

ICA Kerry Federation A.G.M. at the Marian Hall at 2.30 on Sunday 1st April.

DRAMA: Tarbert Comprehensive School students  will present at the school, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest on 29th and 30th March

ST JOHN’S: ; Tuesday 27th, Eduardo Niebla Guitar Duo; Thursday 29th The Best of Traditional with Paddy Keenan; Fri. 30th , Habeas Corpus , a comedy by Alan Bennett, presented by Cantoon Lavally; Colm Stride O Brien and friends fundraising Concert in aid of Alzheimer’s Society on March 31st. more from 068 22566.

“THE PIMPLE” production will take place in Duagh School Hall on Sat 24th and Sun 25th March at 8.30.

Jobs Club at Duagh Family Centre from 26 March to 13th April.

EVENTS: Ceili at the Arms Hotel on March 31st at 9.30pm; Bingo in Moyvane every Thursday Night; Autism Action meeting at the Abbeygate Hotel on March 28th at 8.15 pm;  Diabetic Support Group information evening at Dromhall Hotel, Killarney on March 28th at 7.30pm; Night at the dogs in Tralee in aid of Living Links on Sat. at March 31st;  Tommy Tiernan will perform at the Arms Hotel on 29th March and at Tintean, Ballybunion on 31st March; Kerry Food Week ends on 31st March; Good Friday walks are on again this year on April 6th;  Dawn Mass in Tarbert on Easter Sunday morning at 6am; 82 Candidates  received the Sacrament of Confirmation on Wednesday last in Listowel, Confirmation in Ballylongford on March 28th and Moyvane on April 19th; Soup Kitchen in Tarbert on Good Friday from 11am to 4pm; Palm Sunday April 1st; Passive House designer course begins Monday 2nd April at University of Limerick.

NKRO meeting at the Seanchai Centre Listowel Wednesday evening 7.30pm. Mar 28th,  all are welcome.

WALK to the Holy Well at Killeenagh on Sunday, April 1 at 4pm. The well is associated with St. Ita and prayers have been said there since the 6th Century.   Parking is available at Dromtrasna School and the walk will commence from there at 3pm.
Good Friday walk on 6th April from St. Patrick’s Hall, Listowel at 11am in aid of Hospice Care.

REWARD:  find companies that are expanding into or around Europe,  if that company creates jobs in Ireland, you will receive a reward of €1,500 per job created,

PILGRIMAGE to May 30th to Medjugorje, Spiritual Director, Fr Francis Nolan. Return flights form Cork to Dubrovnik, contact Maura O’Keeffe Harcksen on066 7127143

BEE for Battens cards; When a person purchases a card for their loved one, a ‘Ribbon’ will be placed on A Remembrance Tree that will be situated in The Square in Listowel.  There will be a Blessing of the Remembrance Tree, on Wednesday 4th April  2012 at 1.00pm. For further details contact 068-23744.

CONGRATULATIONS to Margaret Stackpoole daughter of Dan and Lily who came 16th out of 900 students in a recent cookery competition held in Sligo.

MACALLA Na Mainistreach 2012. Is a 70 page history of Abbeyfeale and district. It contains several historic pictures including Kilmorna House, several recent photos are also included. Sr. Delia Curtin a woman with many relations in the district, gives a detailed  account of the Titanic which sunk on 14th April 1912. Mark Buckley recalls memories of his great grandmother Nora Herlihy O Leary who survived the Titanic.  Patrick Colbert born 1887 in Kilconlea was going to Canada to join the Presentation Brothers in the Titanic. Marconi is recalled in another article he died in 1937. There is a lovely article on Paddy O Connor of Islandboy who was born the day the Titanic sank, Nioclas O Lionaird discussed the past with Paddy and his wife Mai Sugrue, their life and times, Dillon’s were the previous owners of Islandboy farm. Ellis Family of Glenasrone who purchased the Abbeyfeale estate in 1791 are recalled. Other articles include Pre-Christian Ireland, The Blessed Well at Killeenagh, St Ita of Killeedy, Fealside Memories, The Bells of Shandon, Irish words still in use, Local Place Names, Butter Making, Peg Glorney nee Harnett recalls nursing in England during the war, Mary Lyons born 1909 recalls the past, Glor na nGael in Abbeyfeale 1961-2011, remembered by Sr. Delia Curtin, Arthur Vicars who was killed in 1921 and his involvement in the loss of the crown Jewels is recalled. A recollection of the activities of the ICA over the past 100 years and their contribution to the community from education to health and leisure activities. The life of Sr. Teresa Josephine Cotter who died in 2011is remembered by John Cotter. Dromtrasna National School 150 years a growing, the first headmaster was Mr Doody, Patrick O Connor was next, then Patrick O Connell in 1907, John Fitzgibbons was head in 1954. A man who met many celebrities while working at the Carlyle Hotel was Michael O Connell of Kilconley who left Ireland aged 18 years, among the guests were Truman and President Kennedy.

LOVELY Sacred Space has been created at Knockanure Church, it has many features reminding us of Christ and his passion.

THOUGHT: The reason angels can fly is that they take themselves very lightly. G. K. Chesterton

CHRISM MASS:  Bishop Bill is inviting you to join the priests of the Diocese at the Chrism Mass in St. Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney, at 7.30pm, on Tuesday, April 3rd.  As they do each year, priests will also renew their commitment to priesthood at the Mass.  All are welcome.

CHURCH: In 1987, over 1500 Catholic gathered at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. to revive the National Black Catholic Congress Movement that began in 1889.  Daniel Rudd, the founder was convinced that the Catholic Church had a powerful message to proclaim within the Black community, across America, and around the world.   They met in five congresses from 1889-1894.  Again thousands will gather in Indianapolis for the National Black Catholic Congress XI from July 18-21, 2012.

ADORATION: Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm; Blessed Sacrament  Chapel in Abbeyfeale is open 24 hours a day during Lent from 10.30am Monday morning to 6pm on Saturday evening.

ANNIVERSARIES: John M Hanrahan, Nell Fitzgerald, Margaret Buckley Horton, Eileen Mulvihill McAuliffe, Sean Somers, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Mick Relihan, Ellen Dore Kennelly, Joan Collins Flannery, Donal Brosnan, Margaret Brassel, Bill Kelly, Fr John Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O Sullivan; Mass on Thurs. 29th at 7.30pm  for Mrs. Mary O’Connell & the deceased members of the O’Driscoll Family with the Stations of the Cross after Mass; Mass on Sat. 31st at 7.30pm for  Deceased members of the Flaherty Family; Mass on Sun. 1st April at  10.00am  for Betty Goulding and the 11.00am Mass is for Joe Stack.

STATIONS: Tues. 27th Knockanure at 6.30pm. with the Stations of the Cross after Mass. Mass on Wed. 28th 9.15am For the People of the Parish; Thurs. 29th 7.30pm Mrs. Mary O’Connell & the deceased members of the O’Driscoll Family with the Stations of the Cross after Mass.

DEATH occurred on March 17th. 2012 of Ned Leahy of The Millstream Abbeyfeale  and St. Ita’s, Convent Street, Abbeyfeale. Ned is survived by his wife Peg and children Jim, Ann, Ita, Paddy, Eamon, Tim, Una, Mark and Martin, his son Emmet predeceased him. Also survived by his sisters Maura Gallahue and Sr. Mary (Ita). Requiem Mass was celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church for Ned Leahy on Monday 19th March 2012, he was laid to rest in St. Mary’s Cemetery Abbeyfeale.

DEATH took place on March 17th 2012 of, Noel Mulvihill MVB MRCVS  at home in Castle Road, Glin, he was born at Derry Listowel.  Noel is survived by his wife Rosita, children, Richella, Niall, Peader, Gavin, Noel, Margaret and Brigeeta ,by sister and brothers, Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Glin. Noel Mulvihill was laid to rest in the Church Grounds.

DEATH occurred on 11th March 2012 of Michael Kiely of Rooskagh. In his earlier years Michael worked in the Post Office Staff in Limerick. He was also a columnist for the Limerick Weekly Echo  in the ’50’s. Michael Kiely wrote a  series of articles for the Echo about the GAA Clubs in Limerick and Kerry under the pen name of Old Gael. Following Requiem Mass at St Molua’s Church, Ardagh on March 14th, Michael Kiely was laid to rest in Churchtown Cemetery, Newcastle West. Sympathy is extended to his sister Vera Langan, Dublin and his brother-in-law George Langan.

READERS: Vigil John Corbett; 11.00am Amanda Coulson & Áine O’Connor; Knockanure Sunday 1st & Holy Thursday 5th April Patricia & Andrew Rogan.
COLLECTORS for April Vigil, Tom Hanrahan & Olive Keane 11.00am Jer Mulvihill & Brigette Hogan; Knockanure 10.00am Maurice Dowling.

GROUP for Scriptural Reflection will meet in the Presbytery on Friday from 8 -9pm.

LITURGY Group P.P.C. Meeting in the Presbytery on Thursday 29th at 8.15pm.

PAYE wage earners are requested to return their CHY 2 Certs to the Presbytery as soon as possible please.

NEW  Eucharistic Ministers wanted. We all need to share in the Work of our Parish. Please give your name to Father Lucid, Shane or any Member of The Liturgy Group. Commissioning and Renewal on Holy Thursday night.