Knockanure Notes — 25th June, 2017

PARISH ANNUAL PILGRIMAGE TO KNOCK: Spiritual Director Fr. Tom McMahon. Bus leaving from Knockanure 7.30am, Moyvane 7.40am Tarbert 8.00am on Wednesday 05th July. For information, cost, timetable etc. contact Margaret on 087/2976304 or Nuala in Tarbert on 068/36166.

CHIRPODIST at Marian Hall on Fri 30th June. To book Phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

LAUNCH OF NEW CD: Donie Lyons, singer and musician has a CD, Donie has many relations in the Parish, It will be officially launched at the monthly singing night in Philip Enright’s on the first Friday in August.

MEDAL: Congratulations to John Hanrahan, Moyvane, who received a medal in recognition for his fundraising for Our Lady’s Hospital for Sick Children in Crumlin

BEST WISHES on 25th anniversary of Maura and Siobhán Kearney’s, bakery business in Ballyhahill. The bakery began with 1 van and 2 employees to 5 vans and 22 employees at present.

HAPPY Birthday to local man Willie John Pascal O’Connor who was born in the year of the Eucharistic Congress 1932.

MURHUR School; children of Murhur N.S. will deliver ‘Just a Thought’ on Radio Kerry, beginning Monday 26th June – 7:30am and 12pm.

KNOCKANURE GAA Lotto; No winner of the €3700 jackpot on Friday 23rd June. Numbers drawn were 14, 26, 27 and 29. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Mary Teresa Buckley, Woodgrove, Moyvane; 2. Pat Guerin, c/o Kevin’s; 3. Noel & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s; 4. The Iron Man, c/o Kevin’s and

5. Michael Lynch, Abbeyfeale. Next draw to be held on Friday 30th June – jackpot to be €3800.

SEISIUN: Templeglantine Comhaltas will be holding their Seisiún Summer shows. The opening show will be held on Thursday June 29 and continue weekly until mid August in the Devon Inn Hotel.

DEATH of Laurene Ann Kennelly died at home in Wainwright, Alberta on Monday, June 19, 2017. Laurene was 60 years of age. Laurene, is survived by her husband, Tom; son, James; sisters, Regina, Paulette and Margie; brothers, Hilary, Bill, Kenny (Cathy), Donald (Gail); as well as Tom’s siblings and their families; and many friends and neighbours. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, June 26, 2017, 2:00 p.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Wainwright, Alberta with Father Andrzej Lukaszewicz officiating.

ANNIVERSARIES: Mary Shanahan, Daniel Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, Bridie Long, Jeremiah O’Connor, Bess Horgan, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O’Connor, John Sheehan, Jim Galvin, Maureen Nolan, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O’Connor, Seamus Vaughan, John Joe Barrett, William Quirke, Paddy Maher, Dan O’Callaghan, Sr. Nora Berchmans O’Flaherty, Patrick Synan, Michael Murphy. Mass in Moyvane Wed. 28th at 7.30pm for Mary McNamara, Cooraclare Village (Anni); Fri. 30th at 7.30pm for Deceased of the Duffy Family, Milton Keynes & Crossmolina, Co. Mayo; Sat. 1st at 7.30pm for Denis Nolan, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna (Anni), his mother Bridie & Deceased Family Members and on Sunday 2nd at 11 am for Tess Mulvihill, Moyvane (Anni)

Mass at Knockanure 10am Sunday 2nd for Maureen Mooney, Mobhí Rd, Glasnevin (Rec Dec).

SCHOOL: Tuesday 27th at 11.30 Graduation Mass for 6th Class of Scoil Chorp Chríost will be celebrated in Knockanure Church followed by refreshments in the School afterwards. Family members of those graduating are most welcome to join the 6th class for their special Mass.

BEST Wishes to Fr. Tom Relihan of Kilcara and California who recently celebrated the 70th anniversary of his ordination. Canon Neville celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ordination on June 22 last by saying the 10am Mass in Abbeyfeale.

CONGRATULATIONS to following who got married recently; Patrick O’Hanlon of Tarbert married Paula Beecher of Cork in Listowel, Fr. James O’Hanlon officiated. Donal O’Connell married in Listowel Fiona Osilaja, the ceremony was performed by Fr. Sheehy assisted by Rev Jones, and music was by Katie Neville.

RING of Kerry Cycle in Killarney on 1st July 2017.

MEDJUGORJE ANNI MASS: St. Brendan’s Church, Tralee on Mon July 3rd at 7.30pm.

COLLECTION: At all Masses on 1st/2nd July for the Sick & Retired Priests.

CHARITY WALK: Sunday July 9th at 1pm on Ballybunion beach – to remember all lost love ones. All proceeds to children’s cancer charity Aoibheann’s Pink Tie. Reg 12noon. Everyone welcome. Contact Breda 086/8148104.

LISTOWEL CEMETERY MASSES; Tuesday, July 4th at 8.00 p.m. St. Michael’s Cemetery; Wednesday, July 5th at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul’s Cemetery; Thursday, July 6th at 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery.

PARISH RAFFLE TICKETS: Requested enthusiastic raffle ticket sellers who are prepared to sell raffle tickets at work or in pubs in the surrounding areas at weekends. Contact Moyvane Parish Office.

RAMBLING House at Seanchai on 29th of June at 9.15pm.

ABBEYFEALE HORSE AND PONY RACES: The annual Abbeyfeale races take place this year by kind permission on the lands of John and Anthony Relihan on Sunday, July 2.

ST JOHN’S: Tues 27th & Wed 28th Aladdin Theatrix stage school; Thurs 29th The Railway Children Theatrix stage school senior class.

GLÓRACH NEWS: There are plans to hold a Musical Theatre Summer Camp with Jo Jordan of Theatrix Theatre School August 21-25 from 11am – 1pm. Places are limited so book today on 087 6104224.

JOB: on Community Employment for Housekeeper, Lyreacrompane Resource Centre, Housekeeper Scartaglen Heritage Centre and Caretaker Community Centre, Castleisland. If you re in receipt of a Social Welfare Payment you may be eligible for Community Employment. Please contact Bridie on 087/2747626.

FUND Raising Night: Niamh Mulvihill Fund raising night for “The Hope Foundation” on Saturday 1st July at O’Shaughnessy’s Bar, Glin. The “Hope Foundation” is dedicated to promoting the protection of street and slum children in Kolkata in India.

SINGING NIGHT IN PHILIP ENRIGHTS: The monthly singing night at The Ramble Inn takes place on the first Friday of every month.

SAT JULY 1: RALLY FOR LIFE Saturday 1st July 2pm at Parnell Square Dublin city centre.

Please come along to stand together to SAVE mothers and babies from abortion.

Please join us. Ph. 01 8730465 Bus from Limerick Ph. 061 322065 or 086 1542832 Philip

SAFE TRACTOR DRIVING SKILLS TRAINING FOR 14-16 OLDS Tralee Mart – 28th June. The cost is €35 per person / a reduced cost of €20 per person applies if a family is in receipt of a Social Welfare / RSS / TUS / CE etc. payment. Places are limited. To register your place phone Tara in NEWKDs Dingle office on 066 7142788.

FAMILIES: A meeting to prepare for the World Meeting of Families in 2018 will take place on Thursday 13th July 2017 in the Tara Building, Mary Immaculate College, Limerick. Hosted by The Irish Institute for Pastoral Studies.

WORLD DAY: First World day of the Poor – deeds not words! The first World Day of the Poor will be observed in the universal Church on Sunday 19 November 2017 at the request of Pope Francis.

CUCKOO can still be heard singing in the bog, the skylark who was once familiar, have disappeared. Some fine hay was saved last week, last year it was impossible to save at this time of year.

BOOK about Charles Graves, by Gerald O’Carroll, will appear shortly. A biography, its subject is Charles Graves, 1812-1899, a man of many and varied interests, including archaeology to music.

THOUGHT: The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world. –Ann Voskamp.

Another view: Any time you find yourself worrying about anything, or upset because someone has dishonoured or betrayed you, it is only because you have placed your faith in something other than Jesus. As such, you have lost your faith in Him and instead put it in something or someone else. –Ted Dekker.

ROY BUCKLEY, many were wondering who Roy Buckley was at the Moyvane concert recently.

Roy Buckley is a singer, songwriter, musician, recording artist, Guinness World Record breaker and founder of The Song Collector Sessions from Cork City, Ireland. His music has been described as passionate and real by his peers, and he creates an indelible atmosphere with his audience through his unique voice and folk sound. The knowledge of folk songs that Roy possesses along with the stories that go with them, combined with the vast amount he has in his repertoire, have earned him affectionate nicknames such as “The Irish Song Book” among friends in the music business.

See much more of this gifted musician and singer at WEBSITE –

CONGO: From: defencepressoffice

Sent: 13 June 2017 14:14

Subject: Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, together with Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe TD, Honour the Courageous Actions of Irish Soldiers at the Battle of Jadotville in September 1961 with the Award of a Medal

Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, together with Minister with Responsibility for Defence Paul Kehoe TD, Honour the Courageous Actions of Irish Soldiers at the Battle of Jadotville in September 1961 with the Award of a Medal

The Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD, together with Minister with Responsibility for Defence, Paul Kehoe TD, have today decided to award a medal to the men of “A” Company, 35thInfantry Battalion and the next of kin of deceased members, to give full and due recognition in honour of their courageous actions at the Battle of Jadotville in September 1961.

Speaking of the decision, the Taoiseach said “I am very pleased to announce this decision to award medals to the men of “A” Company. This fully recognises their bravery and courage during the unique circumstances of the Siege of Jadotville. The UN peacekeeping operation in the Congo was the first time the UN deployed a significant military force and it was also one of Ireland’s earliest UN peacekeeping operations. I want to take the opportunity to also recall the contribution of all the members of the Defence Forces who served over the course of this Mission.”

Minister Kehoe said “The Siege of Jadotville is burned into the memory of so many Irish people who followed the events through the newspapers of the time. One of the first decisions which I made on my appointment to Office was to honour the men of “A” Company by presenting a Unit Citation in recognition of their collective actions at the Siege. The decision taken today to also honour these men with a medal is an exceptional step which builds upon last year’s ceremony and gives full recognition to their performance at the Siege.”

Minister Kehoe added “I would also like to commend the men and women of our Defence Forces who are currently deployed in many missions in the cause of peace. Their continued participation in United Nations missions illustrates the very positive difference that small countries, like Ireland, can make in the world’s trouble spots. Their dedication and the sacrifices which they are making, together with that of their families, is always to the forefront of my mind.”

The Department of Defence and the Military Authorities will work together to make the arrangements for the awarding of these medals. Given the process required, this will take some time.


Note for the Editors

The siege of Jadotville was an event that occurred during Ireland’s peacekeeping mission in the Congo in September 1961. ‘A’ Company of the 35th Infantry Battalion took responsibility for the UN post at Jadotville on the 3rd of September. On the 9th of September they were surrounded by a large force of Katangese Gendarmerie and early on the morning of the 13thSeptember the Company came under attack. Over the coming days until 17thSeptember they endured almost continuous attacks from ground and air.

Despite their courageous resistance and the sustained efforts of 35 Infantry Battalion HQ to provide assistance, ‘A’ Company was taken into captivityon 17thSeptember. By this time ‘A’ Company had no water and several men had been wounded. ‘A’ Company remained in captivity until finally released on 25th October 1961.

The United Nations Operation in Congo was the first peacekeeping mission in which significant numbers of Irish soldiers took part. A total of 6,000 Irish soldiers served in the Congo from 1960 until 1964.

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Eucharistic procession Listowel 2017

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