Knockanure Notes – 26th August, 2012

MUSIC: Siamsa and KDYS musicians are putting on a show at Finuge on Aug. 29th.

CLIMB: On September 2nd you are invited  to climb Mangerton Mountain in Killarney, in aid of Athea Hall, details from 087-1525597.

FULL Moon on Aug. 31st. Land is sodden from continues rain, cows are mostly indoors at night on occasions have to be taken of the land by day. Bogs are wet and covered in purple heather.

Leaves on many trees and shrubs are starting to take on an autumn appearance, some blackberries  are ripe, but apples seem plentiful and nobody seems to bother picking them.

BEST Wishes to Eddie and Christine Joyce who recently celebrated the golden jubilee of their wedding, they love dancing and are regular visitors to Knockanure Community Centre Social Days.

Best Wishes to Margaret daughter of Ettie and Ned Ahern of Direen who married Darragh Sweeney in Athea Church on August 18th 2012. The groom is son of Anna Mai and the Late Pat Sweeney of Moyvane and Hillside Drive.

Best wishes also to Marie O Sullivan of Coilbee and now in Wexford who recently celebrated her 40th birthday.

Belated best wishes to Fr Bill Buckley of Derry who celebrated the golden jubilee of his ordination, he served in Diocese of Port Elizabeth and is now chaplain to the Irish Community in Munich.

BIRTHDAY: Sunday 19th Aug 2012  Liza Mulvihill, Moyvane and Glin and presently in St Ita’s Newcastle West. Celebrated her 97th birthday.

BARN dance; Betty and Maurice Stack had a Barn Dance and Barbecue  recently in Bunghara, Listowel, donations on the night going to Down’s Syndrome.

FAIR: The 27th Annual Milford Hospice Harvest Fair is due to take place on Sunday 2nd September. The Fair will be held near the Unigolf facility located within 10 minutes walk from Milford Hospice.

COLLINS and Churchill subject of play at St John’s on Fri. 31st, Minister Deenihan will introduce the event.

KERRY CHORAL UNION; invites boys and girls to audition for their Junior Choir on Saturday, September 1st  in Our Lady & St Brendan’s Pastoral Centre from 2pm – 5pm.

ANCESTORS: Introduction to Genealogy course at St. Brendan’s College, Killarney every Monday night in September starting on Monday, September 3rd from 7.30 – 9.30pm, contact [email protected] or 087-1527050.

EVENTS: Killarney Races begin Wed. 29th Aug. Lisdoonvarna festival opens Aug. 31st; Jeff and Vida Bluegrass Band at St John’s on Wed. 29th; Dingle Marathon Sept. 1st;

GLENDALOUGH pilgrimage on Thursday, August 30th next. Contact either of the following Mary 087 9804524 or Tom 086 8380406.

CHARITY: The Tomathon” sets off from Athea Community Centre on the 11th of September 2012 and will finish at the Red Cow Moran Hotel in Dublin on the 21st of September 2012. Volunteers to walk or partake in fundraising activities on behalf of this event should contact Gillian Liston at 01 4593650 (ext.1011).

CONSOLE Annual National Conference will be held at Croke Park on 7th Sept. 2012, details from Or 01 6102638.

SCHOOLS: Knockanure School reopening Aug. 29th; Convent Primary will reopen on Tuesday 28th August; St Michael’s will reopen for students from Tuesday 28th August,  see website,  for further details; Listowel Community College  will reopen on Tuesday 28th August.

RACES; accommodation to let please contact the office on 068 23036 or 23037.

SUPPORT: Bereavement Support group meeting Last Wednesday of every month 8 pm Listowel Family Resource Centre at John B Keane Rd.

NEW Graveyard Committee was elected on August 24th, at a public meeting held in the Marian Hall.

DEATH took place on August 18th 2012 of Sean Neligan of Kilbaha, Moyvane and late of Kilconlea, Abbeyfeale. He was former principal of St. Ita’s College,(Kelly’s), Abbeyfeale. Sean is surrounded by his wife  Stasia and children Bríd, Miriam and Gearóid and  brothers Timmy and Tom, sister Mary Mulcahy, aunts Eily, Hannah and Mary. Requiem Mass for Sean Neligan was celebrated in the Church of the Assumption, Moyvane on Monday August 20th 2012. Following Mass he was laid to rest at Ahavoher graveyard beside his son Sean who died in 1983 his brother in law Jerry who died in 1974 and parents in law. Priests at  Sean Nelligan’s Funeral, include Fr John Lucid PP,  Canon Jim Neville, Abbyfeale, Fr O’Shea  Abbyfeale Homilist. Fr. Dan Leane Ballygarry, Fr. Tim Galvin, Kiltegan, Fr. Tom Crawford, Glin. Fr. Frank Duhig, Newcastlewest, Fr. Tom McMahon, Knockanure, Fr. Pat Moore, Duagh and Fr. Pat Crean-Lynch, Ballymacelligott.

Death has taken place of John Hudson of Kilbaha, Moyvane born Nov. 1953 to Richard Hudson and Kitty McGrath. John is survived by Olivia, son Jack, his mother Kitty, brothers Jim and Ritchie, sisters Margaret, Bridie and Catherine. Requiem Mass for John Hudson was celebrated in Moyvane Church on Tuesday 21st of August 2012 by Fr Lucid PP and the Mulvihill Family were in the choir. Following Mass John’s remains were taken by horse hearse to Ahavoher Cemetery Knockanure where he was laid to rest beside his father Dick Hudson who died in 1993 and uncles  Pat, Jim and William. John donated the stones to erect the new Altar in Knockanure Churchyard.

ANNIVERSARIES: Denis O Sullivan, Michael Kennelly, Peggy Grego, William J Hudson, Sr. Evangelist Cantillon, Diarmuid Brandon, Tom Begley, Dan Ahern, Michael Griffin, Madeline Moloney, Mai Scanlon, Liam Nolan, Moss McGrath, Dick O Connor, Mass on Wed. 29th  at 7.30pm for  Fr. John O’Flaherty & the deceased members of the O’Flaherty Family; Mass on Sat. 1st Sept. at 7.30pm for Liam Lynch & the deceased members of

The Byrne & Lynch Families; Mass on Sun. 2nd at 10.00am for Martin & Mary O’Mahoney and the 11.00am Mass is for John Collins & the deceased members of the Collins Family.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan; 11.00am Paul & Anthony Kiely; Knockanure, Margaret Carmody & Mary Fitzgerald.
Collectors for Sept. Vigil, Noreen O’Connell & Michael Liston 11.00am Mary Lynch & Kitty Windle; Knockanure: Maurice Dowling.

Diocesan Collection on 1st & 2nd September for Diocesan Needs.

Confessions every Saturday at 7.15pm before the Vigil Mass.

Scriptural Reflection Group meet in the Presbytery on Friday nights at 8pm.

Convent Terrace, Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick.

“I was born in the parish of Abbeyfeale on the 31st October, 1900, and was one of a family of three boys and three girls. My parents, who were farmers, sent me to the local national school until I was fourteen years of age, after which I attended a private school run by a man named Mr. Danaher. While attending the private school, I became an apprentice to a chemist in the town of Abbeyfeale whose name was Richard B. Woulfe. After completing my apprenticeship, I was retained in his employment for some years until I was forced to go on the run during the Black and Tan terror.  Mr. Woulfe’s wife was Miss Cathie Colbert, sister of Con Colbert (executed after Easter Week 1916) and James Colbert, and cousin of Michael Colbert who later became Brigade Vice 0/C, West Limerick Brigade. The Woulfe’s were great supporters of the Irish independence movement and their shop and house, from the earliest days of the movement, became a meeting place for men like Con Colbert, Captain Ned Daly and others who later figured prominently in the fight for freedom.  A Company of the Irish Volunteers was formed in Abbeyfeale in May, 1914. I did not become a member at the time. The strength of the Company was about three hundred. A Dr. Hartnett was the chief. organiser, and an ex British soldier, named James Wall, was one of the drill instructors. They did not hold together for long and ceased to exist early in the year 1915, after John Redmond’s speech in the House of Commons in which he offered the semi-trained Volunteers of Ireland to fight for the freedom of small nationalities.  Some time later in the year 1915, Ernest Blythe visited Abbeyfeale and reorganised the Company. I was one of nine members who joined the Company at its inception. I was only fifteen years of age at the time. A man named Thomas Fitzgerald of the Railway Bar, Abbeyfeale, was our first Company Captain.  A short time previous to Easter Week, 1916, Captain Ned Daly and Con Colbert visited Woulfe’s where I was employed. They were in uniform.   On Thursday of the Holy Week previous to Easter Week,  the late Batt O’Connor, who later became T.D. for a Dublin constituency,  visited Woulfe’s on his way from Dublin to Tralee with dispatches. He was on a bicycle which he asked me to take past the R.I.C. barracks for him, in case the R.I.C. became suspicious.   On Easter Sunday morning, the late Pierce McCann arrived at Woulfe’s in a Wolseley motor car on his way to Tralee. He enquired for the best road to take there and was advised to take the Castleisland road. I got into the car and acted as his pilot for part of the way.

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ESB Ardnacrusha Power Station  marked 85 years of the  Shannon Scheme Aug 2012. Four thousand men worked on the project which was the largest hydroelectric station in the world at the time. It took four years to build at a cost of 5.2m old Irish pounds by the German company Siemens – almost one-fifth of the entire annual budget.

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