Knockanure Notes — 26th June, 2016

CHIROPODIST: in the Marian Hall on Thursday June 30th at 10.30am.  To book phone Eileen Quinn on 49472.

KNOCK – A day trip to Knock will take place on Wednesday July 6th. Pick up points are Knockanure at 7.30am, Moyvane at 7.45am and Tarbert at 8am. Contact Nuala Carmody   068- 36166 or Margaret Carmody  087-2976304.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 24th June.No winner of €14200 jackpot.

The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 10, 29. The lucky dip winners of €25 each.1. The Lynch Family c/o Mike Lynch Taxis; 2. Mike, Joe, Ria, & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s Bar; 3. Donnacha Woods, Flynn’s Bar; 4. John Joe Walsh, Leitrim Middle, Moyvane; 5. J.J. Clancy, Knockanure

Next draw to be held on Friday 1st July with a jackpot of €14300 up for grabs.

CLOTHES: A Clothes Collection is being held on the Knockanure Football Club grounds on Thursday 30th June and Friday 1st July between 9:30am to 3:00pm both days. All clothing items welcomed.

WEDDING: Beat wishes to Mary O Mahony of Athea and John Heffernan of Moyvane who were married on 11th June 2016 by Fr. Bowen at Athea Church. The bride is daughter of Seanie and Nora and the groom is son of Maurice and Teresa.

ANNIVERSARIES: 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, Lil Mai O’Sullivan, Paddy Flavin, Sr. Nora Berchmans Flaherty, Joyce Mannix, Kate Faley, Kathy O Donovan,   Mass in Moyvane: Thurs  30th at 7.30pm  for Bridie Reilly (nee Fitzmaurice). Sat 2nd  at 7.30pm for Tess Mulvihill (Anni). Sun 3rd  at 11.00am for Tom O’Flaherty, The Village (Anni)

Knockanure Mass: Tues 28th at 7.30pm, Special Intention. Fri 1st at 7.30pm for Mossie & Hannie Fitzgerald (Anni) & loving Son Paddy & Maureen Moore (Hannie’s sister), Park, Athea. Sun 3rd       10.00am for Parishioners

FR KEVIN: Fri 1st  at 8.30pm, Mass of thanksgiving for 35 years of Fr. Kevin’s Priesthood.

MASS: Mon 27th  for 6th Class Scoil Corp Chrίost (in the School) Wed  29th  at 12noon for 6th Class Mass Murhur N.S. (in the Church)

SECOND COLLECTION:  on 2nd/3rd July for Sick and Retired Priests in our Diocese.

MASS first of our three cemetery Masses took place on Monday at 8.00pm in Murhur.

WELCOME to  GAA visitors from U.S. Liffré, Brittany, France, who are spending time with us.

LISTOWEL PARISH CEMETERY MASSES 2016; St. Michael’s Cemetery:  Tuesday 5th July at 8.00 p.m. St. John Paul 11 Cemetery: Wednesday, 6th July 8.00 p.m. Finuge Cemetery: Thursday 7th July at 8.00 p.m.

BEST WISHES to Brian Kearney, Moyvane on winning the  Pharmacist of the Year Award 2016 at a National Event held in Dublin recently.  Brian is the son of Joe and Angela.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: open evening Tuesday 28th June.  Everyone welcome, 7 to 9pm.

COMMEMORATION: An event to commemorate Batt O’ Connor born in Brosna in 1870 will be held on Friday evening 1st July 2016. The event will commence at 7:30 with a Mass of Remembrance followed by a ceremony in the Square in Brosna.

TINTEAN THEATRE: bingo every Monday night at 8.30 p.m.  Proceeds from Coffee Bar on Monday night in aid of Aras Mhuire Nursing Home Ring of Kerry Cycle by James Fogarty.

TRALEE DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP: meeting will be held on Thursday 30th June at 7.30 p.m. in the Rose Hotel Fels Point Tralee.

TEA PARTY: There will be an Afternoon Tea Party on Thursday 30th June at the Top of the Town Bar, Athea from 3 to 6pm. Music by Ger Conaghan

SEISIUN: The Comhaltas Summer Seisiun traditional entertainment shows commence at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine on Thursday 30th June. They will continue each Thursday during July and August.

OUTING – Tarbert Historical Society will be doing a 1916 / Kerry Bus Tour on Sun. 17th July, taking in Ardfert Cathedral, Banna ( Roger Casement ), Kerry Museum ( Casement and Kerry Artifacts ), Tralee Town Park, Lunch in Tralee, Ballykissane Pier, Killorgan ( first casualties of 1916 ). –Members First Priority – Names to be given to Bridewell staff by Thurs. 30th June, closing date may be sooner. Bridewell phone no. is 36500.

EMIGRANTS – The Kerry Emigrant Association wish to thank the Kiely family for providing a night of music and song for the emigrants who were on a holiday in Ballybunion recently.

NATIONAL FEILE PEIL NA NÓG; Weekend June 24th-26th. Was the largest youth sporting gathering in Europe this year. 250 teams of boys and girls from all over the world taking part in 630 games over 3 days. Emmets u14 boys/girls  hosting teams from Co. Cavan and Portlaoise. There was a parade in Listowel for all clubs competing in North Kerry on Saturday June 25th at 7pm from the sportsfield.

CPR TRAINING, contact Liam on (086) 8955775 .

VOLUNTEERS CAR SCHEME INFORMATION EVENING; will take place on Thursday 30th June at 8pm in Ard Chúram Day Care Centre. All welcome.

FLEADH CHOEIL NA MUMHAN Volunteers need for Stewarding for The Square, for Gig Rig, July the 15th to 17th. Anyone willing to help out please contact Michael Whelan on 0872071371.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. The next session will take place on Friday July 1 at 9.30pm.

FETE: The annual Rathfredragh Cheshire Home Fete will be held on Sunday 3rd July and donations for the various stalls, will be greatly appreciated. More details from Catriona at 069-83279

CAO: research tells us that wrong course choice is one of the major factors which leads to student drop out at college. 1st July (5.15 pm)  change of  CAO application deadline.

EPILEPSY IRELAND are holding Golf Fundraiser at Ballybunion Golf Club on Cashen Course Friday 22nd July.  Tee times 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Info: Ring Luke 086 2100729.

CHERISH the Ladies will perform at St Johns on 29th June, details from 068 22566.

FAREWELL: Dominicans Farewell Mass in Limerick

We invite you to join with us on Sunday July 3rd for a Mass of Thanksgiving and Farewell at 3pm followed by light refreshments in the Pery Hotel next door to us.

THIRTY FOUR YEARS OF PRIESTHOOD: Our Bishop Ray Browne celebrates thirty four years of Priesthood on Monday July 4th.

OFFERTORY BOXES:  Remaining boxes and anyone wishing to join the scheme and get a new box can do so by calling to the Parish Office, Moyvane during the week.

REMEMBERING ZOE:  A Family Fun Day will take place on Sunday, July 3 at Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse, Abbeyfeale at 2pm.

ACCORD: Offers an affordable professional counselling service with qualified counsellors in a confidential, caring and safe environment. The Centre offers one-to-one counselling, couple counselling, separation support, psychosexual counselling, fertility awareness and natural family planning service. ‘If you can’t talk to each other, try talking to us’. Contact ACCORD Tralee at 066- 7122280.

CONGRATULATIONS to 3rd, 5th and 6th class pupils from Lyreacrompane National School & their teacher Mrs Lyons who travelled to Dublin on the 14th June for the National Finals of the Our World Irish Aid Awards. It is the second year the pupils have reached the national finals, 12 schools were chosen for the finals in Dublin Castle. For their project they produced a booklet about the work Irish Aid do in different countries e.g. Vietnam, Tanzania etc. They also included the global goals for substantial development. The pupils then posted their booklets to different schools around the world and asked the schools to email a photo of their class with the booklet. The pupils got photos from schools in Australia, Spain, Russia, America and Abu Dhabi.

PIETA HOUSE, Suicide and Self-Harm Crisis Centre, 28 Moyderwell. We provide a life-saving, barrier free service to the people of Kerry who find themselves at raised risk of suicide and self-harm. Personal and third party referrals are accepted, meaning a GP or psychiatric referral is not required. Family support is also available. All services are completely free of charge. Please phone (066) 7163660 to make an

JIGSAW KERRY YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH: Jigsaw offers a youth-friendly, free and confidential mental health support service for young people aged 12-25, where qualified mental health professionals work alongside young people, and their families, to address mild to moderate mental health concerns. To contact us please phone 066 7186785 or email us on [email protected]. If you are under 18 you will require parental/guardian consent to attend, it is very important to note that Jigsaw Kerry is not an emergency service.

CPR TRAINING: Each year hundreds of people die from cardiac arrest. Would you know what to do if a loved one suffered a heart attack? CPR training will give you the invaluable skills needed to potentially save a person’s life. Anybody can learn these skills! Training will be commencing shortly. If interested, contact Liam on (086) 8955775 or email [email protected]

JOB: Vacancy exists on Community Employment for a Housekeeper / kitchen assistant in Lyreacrompane Resource Centre. If eligible please contact Bridie Dillon 0872747626 or Email [email protected]

DATES FOR CEMETERY MASSES.(1) Kilsinan Cemetery July 15th at 8.30pm (2) Dysert Cemetery – on Friday, July 22nd 8.30pm.  (3) Kilfeighney Cemetery Friday, July 29th8.30pm.   (4) Kiltomey Cemetery Mass – on Mon. Aug. 1st (Bank Holiday Mon) at 8pm.

Tarbert St. Marys Church Graveyard Mass will be held on Friday 29th of July at 7.30pm.

Lislaughtin Graveyard Mass will be held on Friday 5th of August at 8pm.

Kilnaughtin Graveyard Mass will be held on Friday 12th of August at 7.30pm.

PILGRIMAGE TO POLAND FOR YEAR OF MERCY: September 19th to 26th. Visiting the Shrine of Divine Mercy, Shrine of St. John Paul II, Salt mine in Vielczka, Auschwitz, Wadowice and more, Spiritual Director Fr. Piotr Delimat. For further details contact Sol Travel 066 7124111.

REFUGEE: World Refugee Day June 20th  was first marked in 2001. Tens of thousands of people around the world take time to recognize and applaud the contribution of those forced to flee. The annual commemoration is marked by a variety of events in over 100 countries, involving government officials, aid workers, celebrities, civilians and the forcibly displaced themselves.


We celebrated our tenth and final session for this period on Tuesday night. The witness was given by Elma Walsh, who stated that her boy, the late Donal “lived what life he had and made it better”.  It was an inspirational moment for the 530 people present.  Tuesday concluded the ninth annual novena which has grown from strength to strength since the first meeting in Sept. 2007.  The prayer meeting is patronised by people from all parts of Kerry and beyond. It certainly is the biggest gig in Lixnaw and has afforded us the opportunity to showcase our beautifully refurbished church.

A sincere thanks to the Padre Pio prayer group for the quality of their leadership, participation and enthusiasm to provide a platform for people to honour the Saint of our time.  Prayer. – “God of tenderness and compassion, the fruits of your passion touch our lives through the wounded hands of St. Pio.  Through his life and ministry You reach into the troubled areas of our hearts. Into the pain, the worry and sickness of our inner spirit.  God of hope give us strength and courage to keep going with the love and encouragement of St. Pio. Help us to extend his love to those who are struggling with human sickness. We make this prayer with faith and trust.  Through Christ our Lord.  Amen.

CRAFT FAIR:  The Farmers’ Market held each Friday in the Square hope to hold a craft fair in conjunction with the Market on Friday, July 15 next.  Anyone interested in taking a stall please contact the Market on 087 6866450.

QUEEN OF THE RACES:  The inaugural Queen was selected at the Abbeyfeale Horse and Pony Races on June 19 at Relihan’s Inch and is Abbeyfeale’s Nadine Smith who was representing Annette’s Boutique.   Nadine will now be an official entrant to next year’s Rose of Tralee.  Nadine is a student of dentistry with UCC and will shortly be travelling to Nepal with UCC’s Dental Outreach.

WACKY PINK DAY HUGE SUCCESS: Scoil Naomh Pádraig, Knocknasna, held a “Wacky Pink Day” in aid of the Mid Western Cancer Foundation on Thursday, June 23 2016

HERITAGE WEEK: Each year, during the last week of August, communities all over Ireland celebrate their local heritage as part of National Heritage Week. Thousands of events, many of them free, will be taking place .

FITZGERALD and Earls of Desmond Conference, Ballyferriter, July 22, details at


HISTORY: Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Saturday, July 28, 1900; Page: 3


Ashill, July 25th, 1900.

Sir—Permit me through your valuable journal to say a few words re the above football match which was played at the Sports Field on Sunday last, and resulted in a win for Knockanure. As a member of the defeated team I am of opinion that the County Board ought, at its next meeting, award the match to Clahane as Knockanure had on its side men from Abbeyfeale and also two- McCarthy and Maloney- who played with Castleisland against Firies in the previous match. Teams breaking the rules of the GAA. By illegally constituting their club ought be severely dealt with, by the County Board by disqualifying  Knockanure for this years championship., would  Win the approbation of all right-minded Gaels. On behalf of the Clahane team, I also strongly protest against the action, of the referee, Mr. J. Moynihan, in putting out one of our members for a slight retort to him, which was only given in the excitement of the moment; nor were we allowed a man in his place. Of course the County Board will not award the match to Knockanure. If it does it will be setting up a precedent which cannot fail to be highly detrimental to the best interests of the Gaelic Athletic Association.


Mr. Sheehy proposed the following resolution, viz.: “That Madame de Janesz having evicted from their home Hannah and Margaret Keane, Kilmorna, without giving the Relieving Officer or the Union the necessary notice required by law, it is resolved that this Board proceed for the penalty prescribed by the Poor Law Acts. Mr. Twomey seconded the resolution, Mr. Sheehy said it was a very highhanded proceeding for Madame. de Janesz to  take the law into her own hands, and evict people without legal authority, and at that time of the year, a few weeks before Christmas. Mr. M. 0’Connor asked Patk. Flavin, who had married one of the Misses Keane, and had also been evicted with them, if he was sure that there was no notice of eviction given. The Clerk [said he (Clerk) got no notice.

DALTON: This year is the 250th anniversary of the birth of John Dalton, FRS (Fellow Royal Society), the celebrated scientist who is remembered for introducing Atomic Theory. Manchester was chosen to mark John Dalton’s contributions to science, as he spent most of his working life in Manchester.

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