Knockanure Notes – 25th March, 2013

HAPPY Easter to all our readers at home and abroad. As usual many will visit us during the coming days.

DAWN Mass in Duagh, Tarbert and Kiltomey at 6am on Easter Sunday morning.

MISSION: A Meeting in preparation for the coming Parish Mission (April 20th – 26th) will be held in the Presbytery on Monday next 25th at 7pm. Fr. Hanna will attend this meeting.

THANKS to all our Priests who have been extra busy during Lent, it is up to each of us to help in harmony with our Pastor.

PARTY: Knockanure Community Centre Party and Easter Egg Hunt will be held at the Centre on Sunday 31st March from 4 to 6pm. Art Competition will be judged by Minister Jimmy Deenihan at 6pm.

FEEL Good Fitness Classes at Knockanure Community Centre

Fridays – Ladies 7-8pm , Mens 8-9pm. All Welcome. For more information Please call Colm at 087 9744861.

DRAW Results; Scoil Chorp Chríost Parents’ Association, Knockanure held their Easter Draw in the Community Centre on March 22nd. 2013, Winners were: First Prize – Luxury Hamper: Maggie Large, Trien, Kilmorna, Second Prize – Large Easter Egg: Kate O’Connor, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna, Third Prize – Hamper from Christopher Kiely Accounting Services, The Square, Listowel: John Brosnan, Coilagurteen. Winners of Spot prizes were: Ollie Moran, Keylod, Mary Mulvihill, Keylod, Ben Sweeney, Fourhane, Listowel, Dora Ahern, Kilbaha, Lauren O’Sullivan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, Mary Keane, Bunagara, Noreen O’Connell, Ahalana, Moyvane, Caoibh Kearney, Moyvane South, Padraig Flavin, Trien, Kilmorna, Mary Goulding Murphy, Liosarda, Listowel, Anne O’Sullivan, Carrueragh, Kilmorna, Fionn Stack, Bunagara, Knockanure Community Centre, Anne Marie O’Shea c/o Kostal, Marion Walsh, Dublin, The Large Family, Trien, Tom McElligott, Lissaniskea, George McNamara, Ahanagran, Michelle Nolan, Listowel, Jack Buckley, Banaraha, Ethan Benham, Bunagara, Jo Jo Barrett, Carrueragh, Helen Langford, Dublin, Pat Fitzgerald, c/o Kostal, Linda O’Sullivan, Ballyduff, Christopher Keane, Coilagurteen, Nuala Keane, Bunagara, Gerard Donegan, Kilbaha, Declan Keegan, Tara & Enright Family, Lissaniskea, Dermot Clancy Knockanure.

Best Sellers prizes of Easter Eggs went to Aaron Whyte, Clodagh Donegan, Alice & Grace McMahon, Patrick Brosnan, Katie Keane, Ollie Moran, Amanda O’Connor, Gavin & Jamie O’Connor.

Thanks to the following who kindly gave the spot prizes: Garvey’s Supervalu, Listowel, Oonagh Harnett, Broderick’s Pharmacy, Listowel, Tesco, Tralee, B.D. Agri Parts, Moyvane, Exposé Hair Salon, Tralee, Amber Filling Station, Tarbert Road, Eliz & John Brosnan, Mary Brosnan, Eason, Listowel, Maggie Large Fitness, Trant’s Pharmacy, Listowel, Tadgh Horan Veterinary, Knockanure Vintage, Noel Stack Meats, Moyvane, Maura & Oliver Moran, Joanne & Dermot Clancy, DNG Stack, Abbeyfeale, Christopher Kiely Accounting Services, The Square, Listowel, Newtownsandes Co op, Tom Roche, The Village Grill, Moyvane, Marie Nolan Right Buy, Moyvane, Con Lynch, Hackney, Gortdromagouna, Moyvane, Mike Lynch Hackney, Moyvane, Gerard Donegan, Handon Transport, Kilbaha & Holly’s Gala Foodstore, Moyvane.

Thanks also the school pupils for selling lines and cards, teachers for collecting cards and money in school, Parents Association members for organising the Draw and Knockanure Community Centre for accommodating us on the day.

TG4: Scór Encore TG4 Sunday 24th March at 8pm featured Moyvane Balad Group: Margaret Mulvihill , Lisa Stackpoole, Lisa Mulvihill, Amiee Lindsell and Laura Stack.

TEEN SPIRIT had a wonderful show at St John’s March 20th, it can be viewed on youtube.

BEST Wishes to the local U15 Girls Badminton Team, who are competing in the Munster Final in Tralee on 31st March.

DISCO: 80’s Disco in aid of Aware will be held at The Arms Hotel, Listowel on March 30th, starting at 10pm.

FULL Moon on March 27th.

WEDDING: The Marriage ceremony for Ildiko Lukacsova and Tony O Hanlon was performed by Fr Lucid at Moyvane Church on 15th March 2013. The Best man was peter Lyons and groomsmen were Aidan and Thomas O Hanlon. Bridesmaids were, Erika Lukacsova, Yvonne Howell and Erin Flavin. The bride is from Slovacia and the groom is son of Thomas and Kay O Hanlon of Moyvane.

IFA FARM FAMILIES LUNCH: A cocktail reception followed by a four course luncheon which will in turn be followed by a Fashion Show and entertainment takes place on Easter Monday, April 1st at the River Island Hotel, Castleisland in aid of Pieta House and Talbot Grove Centre. Tickets available from Bridie O’Connor 0872680258.

ORGAN Donor awareness week runs from March 30th to April 6th;

WALK IN AID OF HOSPICE is taking place on Friday 29th March at 11am, from St. Patrick’s Hall, William St. Sponsorship cards available at J.K. Sports.

BUS to Knock Shrine for Mercy Sunday Leaving Tralee Bus Station 7.30am. Contact 087 6361023.

DEATH took place on 12 March 2013 of Ann O’Sullivan née Lyons, 25 Mountain View, Killorglin and formerly of Derry, Listowel. Requiem Mass for Ann O Sullivan was celebrated on Thursday 14th March 2013 in St.James’s Church, Killorglin. Ann was laid to rest at Ardmoneel Cemetery.

DEATH took place on 6th March 2013 of Bobby Buckley of The Green, Ballyheigue, husband of Eileen, father of Donal, Cathryn, Ann, Paddy, Susan, Frances, Niamh, Roma and Eileen and brother of Danny, Patsy, Sally and the late Tommy and Sr. Josephine. Bobby was born at Coolaclarig, Listowel to Dan and Hannah Buckley in 1931, he married Eileen O Donoghue in 1957. Requiem Mass for Bobby Buckley was celebrated in St. Mary’s Church, Ballyheigue on 9 March 2013. He was laid to rest afterwards in St. Mary’s New Cemetery Ballyheigue. Bobby was well known as a footballer and was actively involved in education matters in Kerry. In 1973, Bobby Buckley was appointed CEO of Cork Co Vocational Education Committee, Bobby oversaw the creation of community colleges in County Cork and independent Board of Management for each school in the county with the cooperation of Fr Denis O’Callaghan.

ANNIVERSARIES: Willie Moore, Fr James Cunningham, Liam Keane Stack, John Michael Hanrahan, Ellen Fitzgerald, Margaret M Horton, Eileen McAuliffe, Sean Somers, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Richard Stack, Mick Relihan, Eileen Kennelly, Joan Flannery, Donal Brosnan, Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr John A Dalton, Ted Keane, James Cunningham, James Toolan, Willie O Sullivan, Mass on Wed. 27th at 7.30pm for Dick Stack, Drumurhur.

HOLY WEEK: Thurs. 28th Holy Thursday Mass at 7pm in Knockanure and 8pm in Moyvane. Fri. 29th Good Friday Good Friday is a day of Fast and Abstinence. Liturgy of the Passion at 3pm in Moyvane and Stations of the Cross in Knockanure at 7.30pm and at 8.30pm in Moyvane. Sat. 30th Easter Vigil at 9pm, Mass Intention Jer & Con Mulvihill & Jeaney Brandon. Easter Sunday 31st March Mass at 10.00am for Nancy, Jack & Josie McMahon and the 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Nora & Michael Roche .Mass on Tues. 2nd 7.30pm for Patrick Hughes.

VISITING Priests will be available for Confessions on Tuesday 26th at 7.30pm in Knockanure and at 8pm in Moyvane.

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

READERS: Vigil John Corbett & Jimmy Collins
11.00am Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor
Knockanure: Patricia & Andrew Rogan

SPIRITUAL JOURNEY with Fr. Frank Downes OP on Sat.13th April, 10.30am-4.30pm. Sat. 20th April: 2 – 6 pm; Mindfulness – the practice of cultivating moment to moment awareness in our lives. Presenter: Norma Buckley. Booking 066-7134276. E.mail: [email protected]

THOUGHT: A gem cannot be polished without friction; the child of God cannot be perfected without adversity. Anonymous.

ST JOHN’S: Wed. 27th Volga Olga’s Night of Russian Culture, details from 068 22566.

EVENTS: Bring and Buy sale in Tintean, Ballybunion on Easter Sunday and in the evening the Spirit of Ireland Show: Walk in aid of the Hospice Fund in Tarbert starts at 10.30am on Good Friday; Shorthorn Breeders, 89th Annual Show at Castleisland Mart on 16 April 2013; Play . Wake in the West will be performed at St Senan’s Clubhouse on 29th and 31st March at 8pm. Ballybunion Half marathon is on 30th March.

PARTY:A grandparents Tea Party to celebrate Easter will be held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday March 27th from 3-5pm.

MEDJUGORJE 29th. May – Spiritual Director Fr. Francis Nolan 7 nights.
Lourdes 2nd. Oct. Spiritual directors: Fr. Kieran O’Brien & Fr. Brendan Walsh 5 nights. Enquiries to Mary / Sol Travel, Tralee. Tel: 066 7185940

CODY: Brian Cody Kilkenny hurling manager will be at Lixnaw Community Centre at 8pm on Tuesday 26th March.

TEEN SPIRIT; North Kerry has its own Teen SpiriT Concert Wednesday night March the 20th at 8.00 pm in St. Mary’s Church, Listowel. Over 30 young people have gathering weekly in St Patrick’s Hall from secondary schools all over North Kerry to sing and dance a mixture of good modern music and songs of praise. Teen SpiriT began in Killarney with Noel O Sullivan

BOOK on Causeway Comhaltas is now available.

HISTORY: 2015 sees the 1400th anniversary of the death of St Columban (Columbanus) .The project Columbanus’ Life & Legacy seeks to explore the connections between Ireland and Europe resulting from the life and legacy of St. Columbanus (c. 540-615).


St Patrick’s Day 1863 . The Irish Brigade began the day with religious ceremonies, The enlisted men ran around the course riding mules, creating fun for the crowds. There was also foot-races, weight casting competitions, hurdle-races, sack-races and wheelbarrow races. Greatest fun was a chase after a soaped pig and attempting to catch it, a prize of $5 was given for the man who proved the best dancer of reels, jigs and hornpipes.

The first horse race was at 11am, and each of the riders had dressed up for the occasion. Thousands of officers and men from the army clamoured around the track. audience which included the commander of the army, Major-General Joseph Hooker. Six runners and riders dashed around the freshly built course, each determined to take the first laurels of the day. Captain Jack Gosson, took the prize, riding General Meagher’s grey horse, ‘Jack Hinton’.

Sad to say many of the men were dead before the end of the war.