Knockanure Notes — 26th July, 2015

GRAVEYARD: Ahavoher Mass at 8pm on 3rd August; Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm on 4th August; Murhur Graveyard at 8pm on 5th August. St Marys Church graveyard Tarbert, Mass will be held on Friday 31st July at 7.30pm.

CHIROPODIST will be in the Marian Hall on Thursday 30th July at 10.30am. For bookings, please phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

MEETING: Moyvane Liturgy Group meeting on Tuesday 28th July at 8pm in the Presbytery.

FAREWELL Functions, Fr. John Lucid statement, on Monday night in Knockanure and in Moyvane on Tuesday night, I felt overwhelmed by your generosity and kindness. During my stay in your parish I have frequently been the recipient of these qualities, but nothing could have prepared me for the spontaneous outpouring of good will which was evident at the Knockanure Community Centre on Monday and in the Marian Hall in Moyvane on Tuesday. I feel humbled by the experience to know that you took the opportunity to express your Christian Faith in a vibrant, positive and joyful manner. It has reaffirmed my belief in the innate goodness of people and I will treasure, the experience long into the future. Sincere gratitude to everybody involved. With every good wish and all God’s Blessing.

ANNIVERSARIES: Paddy Scanlon, Kit Dee, Eileen Hegarty, Catriona O Connor, Jer Mulvihill, Ann Maria Houlihan, Bridie Stackpool, Tom Leahy, Paddy A Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Fr Michael Sheehy, Pat Stack, Tom Geohegan, John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Michael O Keeffe. Mass Wed. on 29th at 7.30pm, Dan O’Callaghan.

Mass on Fri. 31st at 7.30pm for John, Ellen and Patrick Walsh. Mass on Sat.1st at 7.30pm for Denis Nolan, his mother Bridie & deceased Nolan Family members, Kilmeaney. Mass on Sun. 2nd at 11.00am for      Martin Sheehy.

READERS: Vigil Elaine Hudson & Catriona Farrelly, 11am Philip Kiely;

Knockanure 10am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.

COLLECTORS for August: Vigil Eileen Collins & Julia Fitzmaurice. 11am   Gerard Scanlon & Chris Flahavan. Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody.

THANKS to all for the support in making Fr. John’s send off a success. The generous donations were greatly appreciated. Especially thanks to the collectors, musicians and dancers and those who did the catering. While in the parish Fr John, baptised 255, conducted 238 funerals and married 42. Fr. Kevin says, A huge thanks to all of you for your lovely warm welcome.

SEANCHAI, Living Literature Tours, begin at noon every Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

KNOCK; annual pilgrimage to Knock, will leave The Hall, Athea at 7.30am on Thursday, July 30th.

ATHEA festival will take place from 30th July to Monday, 3rd August.

CHINA: Butterfly Troupe a traditional orchestra from China put on a marvellous display at Siamsa in Tralee on 25th July 2015, the Chinese ambassador and Vice Premier from a China Provence also attended. Early 1900 we had a great Chinese linguist Fr M Kennelly SJ. of Listowel.

ST JOHN’S: 29th , Face the Short Kick Out. 30th , Katie O Connor- Live in Listowel, details from 068 22566.

ATHEA DRAMA GROUP comedy ‘It’s the Real McCoy’ by Tommy Marren. the play will be performed for two nights during the Athea Village Festival on August 1 and 2 at Con Colbert Hall Athea at 8pm.

BEST WISHES to Mary Cogan who reached A Big Milestone with her Listowel Blog, her 1,000th. post.

CYCLE: The 5th annual Glin Knights Charity Cycle in association with the Nano Nagle School and Glin GAA will be taking place on August 15th this year. We will have two routes again in 2015.

The 70 k route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Ardagh, Shanagolden, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

The 120 k cycle route is as follows: starting in Glin, Tarbert, Moyvane, Knockanure, Athea, Abbeyfeale, Killaughteen, Old Mill, Ardagh, Rathkeale, Askeaton, Foynes, Loughill and finishing in Glin.

HERITAGE WEEK 22nd to 30th August, see library for local events.

GAA race night on August 15th in Tralee Greyhound Stadium, for Athea.


“Mary went in haste”, this is the title of a Catholic Young Adults Conference being held in All Hallows College, Dublin

on the 29th & 30th August. It is open to young adults aged between 18 and 40. The Legion of Mary in the Kerry Diocese wish to sponsor 2 young people to attend. More information from Patricia O Donoghue 087 9048659

VOCATIONS “Every individual person has a vocation, their calling in life. Every person’s life is unique, irreplaceable and precious. Priesthood, the ordained ministry, is one vocation and a vital one for the church communities, for our parishes, our Diocese, and our world.” +Ray Browne. Bishop of Kerry.

If you feel called to be a Priest in the Diocese of Kerry contact Fr. Michael Moynihan, Vocations Director, 087 6551902 or email [email protected]


GAMES: Special Olympics World Games, from July 25th to August 2nd in Los Angeles. Team Ireland consists of 128 members, made up of 88 athletes and 40 coaches and managers. There are 6,500 athletes and 2,000 coaches representing 165 countries.

THOUGHT: The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it. D.L. Moody.

CANCER: Petition, the women of Ireland who want a fighting chance with Ovarian Cancer. Ovarian Cancer whispers, we want to catch it before it roars. Please click here and take 5 minutes to see how many want this and read some of their reasons why.

HISTORY: Irish Independent 1905-current, Wednesday, May 08, 1907; Page: 8

Dr. Douglas Hyde’s campaign in County Kerry is being attended with most successful results, his reception in Tralee on Monday, night was of a very encouraging, character and when, he came to Killarney last afternoon the whole town turned out to welcome him. At the Town Hall, he was presented -with a number of addresses, and in an eloquent speech, in reply, he outlined, what the present policy and aims of the Gaelic League are. He was very impressive when he, referred to the struggle for the revival of the Irish Language and Irish customs as a life and death struggle. The Gaelic League had opened the eyes of the Irish, people, to the awful precipice which was before them, that the yawning chasm below of Anglicisation, which he said, was only another name for national extinction. The Anglicisation,   which was being attempted in Ireland was a fourth-rate imitation of England. and everybody knew that the man who imitated was behind the person whom-he set up as his standard even the organ of the Independent. Orangemen had of late many favourable notices of what the League was doing., and Protestant ecclesiastics in high positions had spoken favourably of it. Their movement offended nobody except the anti-Irishman.

The philosophy of the Gaelic League, Dr. Hyde said is that in every , race there are certain racial distinctions, very subtle, but none the less very real, and the attempt to force one race into the grove cut out by another had never been a success in Europe, and never would be. No two, races in, Europe is there, in temperament and racial nature so wide, real, and far-reaching a difference as between the Irish and the English nations, and for Irishmen-to attempt to compete with Englishmen on the lines that come naturally and instinctively to Englishmen. but the reverse in us, is folly and madness (applause). They were now recovering in Ireland for the first time since the Battle of the Boyne the soil of their own country, and thankful they ought to be to the men who had made that possible.

Now came the question as to what kind of people they were going to plant, on that soil. It would either’ be a question of making Ireland a Shire of England, or of saying So, England I have no quarrel with you, but I refuse to take my ideas of civilisation from you. (.Loud, applause.) At present, Dr. Hyde said, he believed to going through the country gathering together every relic of the past as if they were the bones of their fathers, and thus building up, tier after tier, an edifice which would, yet, please God, enshrine the soul of an Irish nation. Dr. Hyde- paid a compliment to the Kerry Co, Council for the manner in which they had endeavoured to forward the cause of the Irish Language and appealed to the people to aid the good cause. The proceedings were presided over by Mr. D. Moriarty, Chairman Kerry Co. Council. Addresses were read from, Killarney Urban Council, Killarney District Council and Board of Guardian, Killarney Gaelic League, Killarney National Teachers Association, Killarney Sinn Fein Society, Killarney U. I. L, the pupils of the Presentation Monastery School and the Presentation Convent School. The audience in the Town Hall included most of the representative men of the district. Last night Dr Hyde was entertained at a, banquet in the Victoria Hotel.

CENSUS: can’t find your great-granny in the Census returns she was probably a Women’s Libber.

Fr John in Knockanure


Moyvane Fr John

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