Knockanure Notes — 25th May, 2014

FIRST Holy Communion will be celebrated in Moyvane Church  on Saturday 31st May at 11.30am.

VOLUNTEERS needed by the HSE to spend one hour with people with communicating difficulty, details from 066 7199730.

TROCAIRE, a reminder to hand in your Trocaire Boxes please.

MEETING of the Finance Group on Tuesday 3rd June at 8pm in the Presbytery.

LOUGH DERG PILGRIMAGE 2014: The pilgrimage will take place over the June weekend Saturday, May 31 to Monday, June 2. Bookings 087 3966399 (9-6pm).

WRITERS WEEK runs from May 28th to 1st June.

FARMER of the YEAR; . Forms are available from Macra na Feirme national office by phoning 01-426 8900,

ANNUAL Queen of The May Procession took place on Sunday 18th May, in Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure at 3.00 p.m.  Fr. Kevin McNamara gave a talk this year on  “How Precious is Life”, also attending were Fr Lucid, Fr McMahon and Fr O Callaghan. First Communion children took Our Lady in procession to the Village Grotto where the rosary was said and hymns were sung both in the church and in the procession. Thanks to all who organised, sang and contributed to a lovely occasion.

DEATH has occurred of Eileen McCARTHY (née Lyons) Bunagara, Listowel. Eileen died on 22nd May 2014 at her residence. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Eugene and son John Paul. Survived by her family Eugene, Helen, Joan, Richard, Con, and Florence, by her brothers Danny, Gee, and Johnny, sisters Margaret, Mary, Hannah, Dolores, Elizabeth, and Ann, sons-in-law and daughter-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchild, nephews and nieces. Following Requiem Mass at Listowel Church on Sunday 25th May, Eileen McCarthy was laid to rest in St Michael’s Churchyard, Listowel.

Sr. James  (Teresa Kennelly) of Lixnaw Parish and a Sister of charity of Jesus & Mary based in Lancashire. Former head teacher of Hollymount School, aged 82 years who died on May 16, 2014.  Requiem mass will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at St Hildas RC Church Tottington, at 1.00pm followed by burial at Hollymount Cemetery. All enquiries please to J and A Porter, Windsor Road, Ansdell, Lytham St Annes Tel. 01253 735423.

ANNIVERSARIES: Catherine Stack, Seamus O 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, Jerry Enright, Hannah O Malley, Tom Lynch, David Flynn, Owen McGillicuddy. Mass on Tues. 27th  at  Knockanure 7.30pm for    Mossie, Hannie & Paddy Fitzgerald and Maureen Moore. Mass on Wed. 28th at 7.30pm for Imelda Collins recently deceased. Mass on Thurs. 29th at 7.30pm for Michael & Margaret Mulvihill. Mass on Fri.    30th at 7.30pm  for James & Annie O’Callaghan. Mass on Sat. 31st  at   7.30pm for Margaret, Patrick & Oliver Carmody. Mass on Sun.1st June  at  10.00am for David Dillon and the 11.00am  Mass is for  Michael Flaherty. Mass on Tues. 3rd  at 7.30pm  for Joe & May Lynch.

BLOOD: Irish Blood Transfusion Board organised the event in the Greenhills Hotel Limerick recently to thank blood donors. 159 blood donors from the Mid-West have donated blood 50 times.  “The IBTS needs to collect 3,000 units of blood each week.

NUCLEAR Plant possible at Moneypoint; Submissions on the proposed Green Paper on Energy Policy can be made at [email protected] or by post to the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources. The deadline for submissions in July 31.

AGM of Newtownsandes Co-operative takes place on June 11th at 8.30pm in the Marian hall. The average number employed is 11.

SENIOR Help Line:  Do you need someone to talk to? Senior Help Line is a confidential a listening service for older people by older people for the price of a local call anywhere in Ireland, Local 1850440444.  Senior Help Line is open from 10.00am to 10.00pm, 365 days a year.

BOOK: Gabriel Fitzmaurice’s “COLLECTED POEMS 1984-2014” will be launched by John Sheahan of the Dubliners on Friday 30th May at 12 noon in the Feale Room, Listowel Arms Hotel as part of Writers’ Week.  Everybody is welcome to come along and hear John Sheahan play as well as launch the book.

HELP: Depression: Weekly meeting for sufferers of depression and bi-polar disorder takes place in the Sacristy rooms at the rear of St. John’s Church every Tuesday at 8.00p.m. Call Kate on 087-2993142 or Award office on 01-6617211.

Fels Point Hotel is the venue for a  Diabetes Information Night on Tuesday May 27th, at 8pm. Guest speaker: Dr. James Ryan, Consultant Endocrinologist.  All are welcome.

DAY OF PRAYER IN KNOCK SHRINE with Fr. Kilian Byrne of the Foyers of Charity on Saturday 31st May between 10am and 5pm. Bus from Kerry, ring 0876590551.

SPEAKER: A writer, broadcaster and preacher, Dennis Wrigley travelled extensively and held senior management positions in industry before founding the Maranatha Community over 30 years ago. Denis will be speaking in the Community Hall, Milltown, Co Kerry on Sunday night, 1st June, at 8 pm.

SEANCHAÍ CENTRE An Arts & Craft Fair will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Sunday June 1st from 11 am.  Listowel Writers’ Week Literary & Historical Tour departs on Saturday May 31st at 2 pm and will visit Duagh, Lyreacrompane & Knocknagoshel, more  at (068) 21074.

TARBERT Comprehensive School is celebrating its 40 Anniversary!
As part of our celebrations we are having a service at the school on Tuesday 27th May at 7.30pm.  The Most Revered Ray Browne, Bishop of Kerry and The Right Reverend Trevor Russell Williams, Bishop of Limerick Killaloe & Ardfert will officiate.  Persons who have been associated with the school in any capacity and members of the local community are invited to join this Evening of Celebration on the 27th May.

DIABETES Information Night on Tuesday May 27th in Fels Point Hotel at 8pm.  Guest speaker: Dr. James Ryan, Consultant Endocrinologist.  All are welcome.

Dominican Lead Course on the Catholic Creed, from 9th June – 14th June, 2014 in Ballymacoda, East Cork.  No previous knowledge of theology or philosophy are required.  All materials will be provided for.  For further details, please contact Paul on 085 9093190.


Writers Week beginning on Wednesday 28th May to Sunday June 1st.  and the Races on Sunday, June 1st Monday June 2nd.

THOUGHT:  “When someone hurts us, we should write it in sand where the winds of forgiveness can erase it from view, but when someone does something good for us, we should engrave it in stone where no wind can ever remove it. Write your hurts in the sand and forget them but carve your benefits in stone to be remembered.

 “The man who never reads will never be read; he who never quotes will never be quoted. He who will not use the thoughts of other men’s brains proves that he has no brains of his own”.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

ASH trees are coming into leaf, whereas the Oak trees are still sleeping. According to those who look for the signs in nature – a time tested weather lore states – “the Oak before the Ash, then we’ll only get a splash, but the Ash before the Oak, then we’ll surely get a soak”.


FEASTS: Sunday, 1 June 2014: The Ascension of the Lord
Sunday, 8 June 2014: Pentecost Sunday
Monday, 9 June 2014: Tenth Week in Ordinary Time
Sunday, 15 June 2014: The Most Holy Trinity
Sunday, 22 June 2014: The Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi)
Tuesday, 24 June 2014: The Nativity of St John the Baptist
Friday, 27 June 2014: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Sunday, 29 June 2014: Ss Peter and Paul

PAPERS: London Gazette 27-2-1878, page 1428 National Bank.
Edward James Stack Market, Street Listowel. Patrick Stack, Denny Street , Tralee Solicitor. Richard P Stack, Public Works Office, Custom House, Dublin. James Dwyer Listowel. Mrs Margaret Eggliston, Listowel. Thomas D’A Evens Knockaderry House, Limerick.
28-2- 1887. Presentation Convent Listowel.
Miss Mary Stack, Miss Honoria Martin, Miss Ellen O Connor and Miss Catherine Fitzmaurice.
Richard McCarthy, Hillgrove, Square, Listowel. John McCarthy, Union Workhouse, Listowel.
26-2-1870; John Connell, Knockane, Listowel.
29-2-1872; Rev. Cornelius Sheehy, Ballybunion, near Listowel.
26-2-1879; Pat O Carroll,Ballybunion, Grocer.
27-2-1900; Sub Postmistress, Ballybunion , Hanora Langford.
29 Sept. 1891, Civil Service Exam. John Kennelly, Exam, Limerick , number in order of merit, 29.

Edinburgh Gazette 27 June 1894; After competition 14 June 1894, sorters in London included, Bartholomew Francis Kennelly and Michael Sugrue among others.
27-2-1875; Miss Kate, Miss Margaret and Miss Nora Kennelly of Blennerville.
Michael Kennelly, 11 Rutland St., Limerick, MD.
Dennis Kennelly, Private,HM, 32nd Reg., Locknow, June 30th 1857, killed in action. From Edinburgh Gazette March 16- 1858.
Michael Kennelly late of Tralee, corn and coal merchant and commission agent. Carrying on business in partnership with Michael Murphy in Tralee. Under  name Kennelly and Murphy Corn Merchants. 10th April 1857 before insolvent debtor court in Tralee.
Uganda placed under protectorate of the Queen by King of Uganda, Edinburgh Gazette 18 June 1894.

Listowel London Gazette

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