Knockanure Notes — 25th October, 2015

PARISH RADIO LINK: If there is anyone who is still not getting reception on the Mass Radio Link please contact Eileen Collins at 087/9313912 or the Parish Office at 068/49308 (office hours).

HALLOWEEN PARTY: at Knockanure C. C.  Fri 30th Oct from 7-9 pm.  . Accompanying adults Free.  Refreshments served on the night.

GREAT to see Donie Lyons honoured at Fr. Casey Hall in Abbeyfeale on 18th October 2015, Hundreds of his friends from all parts of the country were there to pay him tribute.

ARDFERT: The Joy of being a Grandparent with Joan Barrett. Thurs 29th Oct from 10am to12pm. Bookings  0863583120.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Michael Stack, Teresa O Sullivan, Mary O Carroll, Fr. Sean Ryle, Denis Foley, Tony Mason, Hannah Connelly, Node Guiney, Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully, Hannah Scanlon, Joan Keane, Marie Buckley, James O Connor, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Billy Mockler, Sr. Nuala O Leary, Bub Flavin
Weekday Masses Monday 26th to Sunday 1st November, Moyvane;   Mon    26th at 11.00am for Mary McMahon (Rec Dec).Wed 28th at      7.30pm for Mike Lynch. Thurs 29th at  7.30pm for Jeremiah & Elizabeth Buckley & loving sons John & Timmy, New Houses & all the Dec of Buckley & Kiely Families. Fri 30th at 7.30pm for Sr. Nuala (Peg) O’Flaherty, Rec Dec England & late of Tubbertoureen (Months Mind) Sat 31st at 7.30pm for John O’Connor. Sun 1st Nov. (All Saints) 11am Our 1st Mass for our Holy Souls. Knockanure Church, Tues 27th at      7.30pm for Dick Clark (Rec Dec). Sun 1st (All Saints) 10am Our 1st Mass for our Holy Souls.

MASS in Kerry General Hospital will be celebrated in the hospital chapel on Monday 2nd November at 7.00pm, for those who died during the year.

SISTER Nuala (Peig) Flaherty was born in Tubbertoureen, Moyvane, Co Kerry on 9/1/1920.She was the 12th of 14 children born to Ned and Catherine Flaherty. She died on 30/9/2015 in Lytham St Anne’s Lancashire. Sr. Nuala left Moyvane following completing national school in 1935 and joined the order of The Sisters of Charity of Jesus and Mary. She first went to Hollymount Convent in Lancashire for a few years. Before the outbreak of World War 11, she was transferred to Belgium, where the order was founded.

DO THIS IN MEMORY PROGRAMME:  We are delighted to welcome and introduce our 19 First Holy Communicants and their families to their Do This In Memory programme both in Knockanure and Moyvane.   At the 10am Mass in Knockanure we welcome Rachel O’Connor, Niamh O’Sullivan, Evelyn Broderick, Brona O’Connor, Chloe Moore, Jack Buckley and Tommy Clancy.  At the 11am Mass in Moyvane we welcome Aoife Scanlon, Caoimhe O’Connor, Rebecca Roche, Meave Ahern, Mikala Mulvihill, David Brassil, Eamonn Bowler, Muiris Kearney, Kiegan Moloney, James Kissane, Conor Mulvihill and Se?n Scanlon.  The programme is run by the parents and many thanks to them.

RELIGIOUS ITEMS: Items such as Holy Water Fonts, Crosses, Statues, Prayers, Rosary beads, Key Rings and Candles, plus more are on display inside the Presbytery front door next to the Office.  Feel free to have a look; we also have got a wider variety of Mass Cards for every occasion.

FAIR  Athea will take place on Saturday, November 7th.

SPACES FOR JOB SEEKERS IN NOVEMBER:  Come along every Monday and Tuesday morning from 10am in the Old Tech Abbeyfeale, New members welcome. Call Finn at West Limerick Resources on 087 759 1951 or 069 61316 for more.

HALLOWEEN; Visit the Haunted Writers’ Hall at the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel from Thursday, October 29th to Saturday, October 31st from 3pm to 5pm. Booking essential to (068) 22212,

RAMBLING HOUSE Listowel will take place in the Seanchaí Centre on Thursday, October 29th from 9.15pm.  Admission is free to this informal evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling.

MONEY: Athea GAA Club will receive €35,000 under the Sports Capital Programme. This brings to €65,000 the amount of funding allocated to the club since last year.

BEST WISHES to the Athea U16s footballers who were victorious on Friday 16 October 2015 in the Shield Co. Final against Ahane.

DUAGH SPORTS.  The Duagh Sports and Leisure Complex will be holding a fund raising night with Joan Cashman on the 6th of November at 7:30pm.

STITCHING CRAFT FAIR at RDS Sun Nov 15th. Bus. Contact Marie 0861032436.

IRISH RED CROSS TRALEE are holding CFR courses over the next 6 weeks, call us now for further details. 087 708 8395.

FUNDRAISER: A vintage bring and buy sale will be held in Dromcollogher Mart Yard on Sunday 1st November at 10am. For more details call 087-1018228 or086-8837828 West Limerick 102 FM Radio are holding a fundraising concert/dance night at the Ballintemple Inn Newcastle West on Friday 6th November at 8.30pm.

CELEBRATE: On Saturday 7th November from 1pm to 3pm there will be an ‘Open House’ at the Desmond Complex, Gortboy, Newcastle West to celebrate 25 years of achievement by the GST.

A workshop exploring the issue of migration will be held in St. John’s Parish Centre, Tralee on Wednesday, October 28th from 8.00pm to 9.30pm. Sr. Joan Roddy, Outreach Worker with the Jesuit Refugee Service, will address the workshop.

RESTORING A CULTURE OF LIFE: Pro Life Campaign public information evening. Malton Hotel, Killarney Wednesday October 28th at 7.30pm. All welcome.

A great evening is assured at the upcoming Barn Dance and BBQ being held at Browne’s Farm Mountcoal, Listowel. Proceeds will be used to support the work of Masinyusane, a non-profit organisation which was started by Fr Jerry Browne and which helps educate some of the impoverished students in the township of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. For tickets please call Marina on 087 0556565 or Fr Jerry on 087 368 8922.  For more information on Masinyusane please visit their page.

NOVEMBER PLEDGE – Be alcohol free for the month  – for the benefit of the Holy Souls and to help an alcohol friend – Join Pioneers Association by contacting 01-874 -9464  or online:

GLÓRACH NEWS:  Rehearsals are well underway for new play, ‘The Rain at the end of the summer’ is one of John B. Keane’s lesser known plays, having been rarely staged.

HALLOWEEN AT TARBERT BRIDEWELL SATURDAY 31ST OCTOBER -Puppet Show/Face painting/Treats, Scary, Hairy, Ghostly Tales. Contact number 068 36500.

NEWS:Listowel Military weekend will be featured on Nationwide on Friday 13th November.

HOSPITAL: Survey on September 11 2015 by the University Hospital Limerick found 171 patients who came to the emergency department only 17 % of patients needed to be there, the others             could have been seen at another assessment units.

MUSEUN: Jim Kemmy municipal museum is moving to the Franciscan Friary in Henry Street, Limerick. The museum’s 55,000 item collection includes  a meteorite which fell in Adare over 100 years ago, axes which date back to the Neolithic period, and items from 4000BC up to the present.

STARS: The Planet Mercury making its best morning appearance of the year this week, and Venus and Jupiter getting closer and closer together for their conjunction on Sunday and Monday. Mars is nearby too and Venus passes it in November.

LECTURE: At Mary I at 2pm with Sir Harry Burns in Limerick, Wednesday 28th October. Limerick and its People – an exploration of key issues by Sir Harry Burns, Dr Brendan O’Keeffe of the Geography Department in Mary Immaculate College and Dr Eileen Humphreys of the Department of Sociology at the University of Limerick.

MEENKILLY N.S. CARD GAME:  The annual weekly card game will commence on Tuesday, November 3 at 9pm.  All proceeds on the first night will be donated to the Breast care Unit, Regional Hospital, Limerick.

NOONAN’S CHRISTMAS LIGHTS EXTRAVAGANZA:  A fundraiser will be held at the Top of the Town, Athea on Saturday, November 7 with music by Paddy Quillagan,

NEWS FROM ABBEYFEALE FARMERS’ MARKET:  The late Rosemary Brighton was a member of the Abbeyfeale Farmers’ Market where she ran a craft stall producing crochet capes, shawls, scarves and caps along with handmade cards and other craft items.  In 2008 she became involved with the Save the Children Campaign and the comedian Paul O’Grady’s. The shoeboxes collected from the West Limerick area are taken to a warehouse in Mountcollins where they are checked and added to if necessary before being sent off to needy children in Eastern Europe and Africa.  The deadline for 2015 is November 15.

. Back2New Community Upcycling was established by West limerick Resources under the TUS work placement programme. The initiative provides opportunities for work experiences and skills development for long term unemployed individuals. You can view the video and vote at:  One vote per device is permitted over a 24 hour period from now until November 20th.

THOUGHT: Give until you feel like it; then keep on giving until you don’t feel it. D L Moody.

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, 07 September, 1901; Page: 4

President-The Right Hon Lord Ventry. Vice-presidents-The Right Hon the Earl of Kenmare, Right Hon the Earl of Listowel, Falkiner Collis-Sandes, Sir T G Esmonde, Bart, M.P ; St J H Donovan, the Marquis of Lansdowne, Right Hon Viscount Castlerosse, Captain MacGillicuddy_, T W Sandes. S M Hussey. Stewards (Horses)-Messrs J D Crosbie, Ed O’Connor, Peter Burke, Geo. Rice, Wm M’Mahon. Stewards (Cattle)-Messrs Wm Bradshaw, G W Elligott, James O’Callaghan, J M’Kenna. Stewards (Kerry Cows and Bulls)-Messrs J Latchford, R Roche, S Mullins, Thomas Healy, J P Enright, E Moran. Sheep and Pigs-Messrs P Sweetman, P Mangan, T Beary, M O’Brien, J Latchford, J Galvin, R Roche. Fowl-Mr TF Cronin. Butter and Honey-Messrs D J Flavin, Ml Dillon. Press Steward-Mr S Magill.
Horses’ Judges-Major Kiggel and Mr J Evans. Cattle Judges-Messrs W Roberts and W M’Donald. Judges of Kerries-Messrs J Butler and H M’Clure. Judge of Butter-Mr R Gibson. Judge of Honey-M W Boxwell, Patrickswell, Co Limerick. The County of Kerry Agricultural Show was held in Listowel on Tuesday, and taking all circumstances into consideration must be regarded as a successful exhibition. The weather was favourable, and the attendance of the public, particularly in the evening, was extremely large. All the arrangements were well attended to and left very little to be desired. Mr M W M’Elligott, hon sec, with the capable assistance of Mr E J Gleeson, was responsible for the management and  discharged his duties in a highly satisfactory manner. The same observation applies to the other officials, all of whom appeared to give general satisfaction. With regard to the exhibits, the entries in the horse section were large, and some of the animals were of an excellent class, while numbers were not up to the mark. The entries in the cattle department were not so large, but the quality of the exhibits showed an improvement on last year. The sheep entered were fairly good, and the pigs exhibited, though not large in number, were of a particularly good class. The butter section afforded some first class exhibits, the fowl and honey departments very little interest was taken though some of the exhibits were of a good quality. Of the exhibitors Messrs Philip Healy, G Mullins, and J F Shea were most successful. Mr Healy won a number of prizes, while Mr Mullins bud  Silver Beam, retained his title as champion of the county for three years in succession. Mr Shea , Glenbeigh got first prize for his handsome black filly, Biddy, and would have been awarded first prize for his bay gelding, Tommy, in the remount class but for the fact that he was disqualified for being ” docked ” They are both by his own horse, Hampton Moor, a sire that is sure to make his mark. The fily should distinguish herself in the hunting field or between the flags. Mr J J Galvin, Listowel, offered a number of special prizes for which there was keen competition. The number of industrial exhibits in connection with the Show, though not numerous, were interesting. Messrs McKenna and Kennelly, Listowel, and M MCowen, Tralee, had an imposing display of agricultural machinery, while the Derrymore Tweed Mills were also well represented, and their exhibits attracted considerable attention.

Awards:-Edited some local awards
Class 2-Section 5. Ponies 13.5 hands high and under. 1st prize, £1 ; 2nd, 10s-Pierce Wall, Kilmorna, Crotta black, foaled 1898; pedigree unknown, 1st. Michl O’Connor, Listowel, Lily, grey, born May, 1894 , 2nd.
Class 1 Section 8; Best gelding four years old or under, First P O Sullivan, Ardfert.2nd, Ed Horgan, Ballybunion. 3rd, T Leahy, Beenanaspig horse born 1898, pedigree unknown, good class.
Class 2 Section 16; 3rd Timothy Scanlon, Kilmorna- Dark Bay. Reserved.

BULLS: Class 1 section 24.  Best bull calved in 1899, George Gunn Mahony, Kilmorna, Pride of Bishop’s Court, 1st.
Class 1 section 27. George Gunn Mahony, Kilmorna, Gort Prince, 2nd.
Class 1 section 35, Best Polled Angus Heifer calved 1899. Philip Healy, Ballygrennan, Black , 1st and second M J Nolan, Moyvane.
Best Kerry Cow in milk or in calf. G G Mahony, Kilmorna 1st; 2nd and 3rd. M J Nolan, reserved.
Class 1 section 38; Miss Jessie Key, Ballybunion, Dromin Maid. 1st. George Gun Mahony, Daisy 1V, 2nd and same reserved.
Class 1 section 39. George Gun Mahony, 1st and 2nd.

PIGS: Class 1 section 61, best boar of white breed under 12 months. Pat Galvin, Abbeydorney 1st. Con Connor, Newtownsandes 2nd.
Class 1 section 62. Best breeding sow, white. G R Browne, Lixnaw, 1st. Timothy Leahy, Athea, 2nd.

SHEEP; Best long wolled, ram any age, Class 1 section 50, Caleb Smith, Tarbert, 1st. J Vesey Fitzgerald, Newtownsandes, 2nd.
Class 1 section 54, Best Shrop or Down ram any age. George R Browne, Rattoo, 1st. George Gun Mahony, 2nd.
Class 1 section 55, best pen of five Shrop or Down ewes, having reared lambs. George Gun Mahony, 1st.

Class 1-section 65. For best firkin or package of butter (mild cured), 56lbs. 1st prize, £1 10s; 2nd. 15s-Thomas G Hill and Son, Tarbert, 1st; Tim Leehy, Athea 2nd ; Mrs K Gallivan, Lyrecrompane, highly commended; and Patrick Trant, do, and reserved.
Class 1-section 66. For best firkin or package of butter (heavy salt), 56’lbs. 1st, £1-10s; 2nd, 15s-Thomas G Hill and Son, Tarbert, 1st; Timothy Leahy, Athea, 2nd; Mrs Gallivan, highly commended; Patrick Trant, do, and reserved.
Class 1-section 67. For the best 6 one lb roll fresh butter. 1st prize, 10s ; 2nd, 5s -Thomas G Hill, 1st. Mr Hill was disqualified as be was not entitled to compete in these sections, which were confined to farmers.
Section 69-Case or package of not less than 56, 2 per cent of salt, to be competed for by the creameries in the county-Thomas Hill and Son, Tarbert Creamery, 1st; the Newtownsandes creamery, 2nd. A number of other creameries were highly commended.
Class 1-section 71. For 6 one lb fresh butter rolls. Prize, silver medal. Won by Newtownsandes creamery. Other creameries were highly commended, and the Crotto creamery reserved.
Section 73. Keeping butter in any marketable package, not less than 25 lb, 3 per cent salt. Exhibit to be handed to secretary on Saturday, 27th August. Prize, small silver medal-The Newtownsandes Co-Operative Dairy Society, Limited, Newtownsandes, 1st; very highly commended, the Abbeydorney  Co-Operative Wholesale Society, Abbeydorney, and Thomas  G Hill and Son, Tarbert Creamery.
Section 74. Fresh butter, 12 2lb rolls free from salt. Packages not returnable; rolls not to be separately wrapped, but exhibited as suitable for London market. Prize, silver medal-Thomas G Hill and Son, Tarbert, 1st; very highly commended, the Co-Operative Creamery, Dromclough and Newtownsandes Creamery.

Tribute to Donie Lyons

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