Knockanure Notes — 26th March, 2017

CHIROPODIST will visit the Marian hall on Thursday 30th Match at 10am, details from Eileen Quinn at 49472.
MEETING: An open meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous will be held at the Community Centre Knockanure on 28th March at 8.30pm, all are welcome to attend.
NORTH KERRY BEREAVEMENT GROUP Hold their monthly meeting at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. March 29 at 8pm.
LISTOWEL COMMUNITY ACTION ON ALCOHOL Cordially invite adults and parents (18+) in the community of Listowel to the launch of the Local Action Plan at Listowel Community Centre on Wed. 5th April at 7pm. The launch will coincide with a performance of the play – Billy’s Choice focusing on choices adults make around alcohol and how this influences young people to drink.
LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results. No winner of €2400 jackpot held on Friday 24th March. Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 20, 23. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Hannah Enright, Enright’s Bar, Moyvane; 2. Eamon Fitzmaurice, Mail Rd Cross; 3. M & A Barry, c/o John Barry; 4. Helen Carroll, Athea; 5. Mary O’Driscoll, 28, Feale Drive Listowel. Next draw to be held on Friday 31st March with jackpot at €2500.
REMINDER, Knockanure GAA Football Club Membership deals. €100 Lotto tickets still available. This will be a yearlong membership (non-voting) for people availing of this great offer. With this deal you get two weeks free entry into draw plus your name gets entered into draw for Minster Final tickets.
€10 membership available also with that deadline named as 31st March 2017. Persons interested in these deals please contact Willie Joe Leahy (087) 7945913 as soon as possible.
COLLECTION for World Meeting of Families on 1st and 2nd of April in all churches. DEATH took place recently of Finbar Slattery, Killarney & late of Asdee.
DEATH has taken place recently of Tom Moore in New York, late of Glin Road, Moyvane, Requiem Mass for Tom is expected to be celebrated in Moyvane Church on Wednesday 29th March at Noon. (Check Press in case of change)
Death of Ellen O’Keeffe (née Neary) The Brambles, Upper Athea, Athea and late of Bonniconlon, Mayo. Ellen died on 24th March 2017. Wife of the late Michael. Survived by her daughter Kay, sons Joe and Kevin, son-in-law John, daughters-in-law Michelle and Liz, grandchildren, sisters-in-law, -in-law, nieces and nephews.
Death took place on 22nd March 2017 of Jo Timoney (née Stack) Black Abbey, Adare and formally of Moyvane, wife of the late Dr. Bryan Timoney. Survived by her daughter Frances, son Pat, sister Marie, son-in-law Peter, grandchildren, great-grandson, nephews and nieces.
ANNIVERSARIES: Sean Somers, Mike and Denis Hanrahan, Richard Stack, Mick Relihan, Joan Flannery, Michael and Carmel Flannery, Mary McMahon, John Fitzmaurice, Eileen Relihan, Peg Moloney, Donal Brosnan, Sr. Nora Francis, Margaret Brassil, Bill Kelly, Fr. John A Dalton, James Cunningham, Jason Toolan, Willie O’Sullivan, Eily Carr, Mai Hickey, Georgie O’Donnell, Eilish Walsh. Fr. Cathaldus O’Sullivan. Mass in Moyvane on Monday 27th with Stations at 7pm and Mass at 7.30pm for Frank, Myles, Mike and Francis Thornton. Mass on Wed. 29th at 7.30am for Crew of Rescue 116 and Mass at 7.30pm for The Cotter Family. Mass on Fri. 31st at 7.30pm for Finbarr Carrig. Mass on Sat 1st at 7.30pm for John and Noreen Scanlon and deceased members of Scanlon and Flavin Families.
Mass in Knockanure, Tues 28th at 7pm Stations and Mass at 7.30pm, for Paula Kavanagh. Mass on Thursday 30th at 7.30pm for Ellen and Jerry Enright. Mass on Sunday 2nd at 10am for Mary O’Connor. ICA Daffodil Collection in the Parish realised £1,041.
INSULATION Service, for people on welfare, details from 029 60633. NEW MOON on the 28th.
BEST WISHES to Breda Lane and Andrew Flavin on their recent engagement.
JOBS: It has been reported that Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort are to employ up to 300, already 600 people are involved in refurbishment at Adare Manor. It is hoped that Ryder Cup will be held in Adare in 2026.
EUCHARIST ADORATION 24 Hour Reconciliation & Adoration with the Friars of Moyross on the 24th & 25th March in Listowel Church. In their turn, people kept vigil all night and day, even at 5pm on Saturday evening a nice crowd were in attendance. Some divided their time attending Our Lady of Fatima ceremonies in Tralee also. If the bus was in operation many more would be in attendance.
LADY OF FATIMA CENTENNIAL STATUE FOR EUROPE: was in the Diocese of Kerry on Saturday 25th March 2017. The Alliance of the Two Hearts commissioned six of these Statues which were blessed by Pope Francis in January, one for each continent. Statue arrived in Tralee at 9.30am and was displayed St. John’s Church. There was Mass, inspirational talks and singing and blessing of the Brown Scapular. The church being full it took a long time to complete the ceremonies.
CONGRATULATIONS to Rachel Stokes who came 9th in the Tralee Marathon at a time of 3:13:42.
RECENT works in Tralee, man on the job told me that material from China was being used on his job and capping for wall was brought from Germany for nearby project..
BUS: R60 Moyvane, Tarbert, Ballylongford, Asdee to Listowel. Every Tuesday & Thursday. R61 Moyvane, Athea to Listowel. Every Wednesday. Please ring 066 7147002 for details.
WEST LIMERICK 102 FUNDRAISING CARBOOT SALES: The April sales will take place on Saturday, April 1 and on Easter Sunday, April 16 at the Community Centre, NCW. Further information 06966200.
LECTURE on ‘The Brendan Voyage’ by celebrated author & adventurer Tim Severin will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Thursday March 30th at 8 pm. Part of Listowel & District Historical Society’s lecture series, Tim will recount his epic expedition when he sailed a leather boat across the Atlantic in the wake of St. Brendan the Navigator.
KOLKATA, Daniel McAuliffe, Foildarrig was due to travel there as a volunteer on Thursday 23rd March 2017 LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
Safe talk – a one day suicide alertness programme that prepares participants to identify persons with thought of suicide and connect them to suicide first aid resources. April 6th or 7th from 10am to 1pm. Contact Toni 068/23584. RAMBLING HOUSE
Listowel Rambling House will take place in the Seanchaí Centre, Listowel on Thursday, March 30th from 9.30 pm. A great evening of traditional music, song, dance & storytelling is guaranteed and audience participation is welcome. BADMINTON March 2017
Division 5 Mixed League, Causeway defeated Moyvane 4-3. Team: Merick, Padraig Hanrahan, Dan Browne, Micheal Nolan, Marie Kennelly, Gerdi Mulvihill, Erin Stack and Aoife Bowler. Division 5 Men’s League, Castleisland defeated Moyvane 5 sets to 4. Team: Padraig Hanrahan, Dan Browne, Jamie Vaughan and Micheal Nolan. Division 5 Ladies League, Moyvane defeated Listowel 3-1. Team: Marie Kennelly, Erin Stack, Aoife Curtin and Eileen Roche.
Division 3 Mixed League Killarney defeated Moyvane. Team: William Flaherty, John Mulvihill, Jamie Elliot, Amanda Carmody, Carmel Hudson and Francine Collins. Division 1, 3, and 5 Mixed Championships were held in Killarney last Sunday. Results: Division 3 Mixed Championship Winner Amanda Carmody. Division 3 Mixed Plate: Winners John Mulvihill and Mag O’Donnell. Division 1 Mixed Plate: Winner Timmy Noonan. Division 5 Mixed Plate: Winners Dan Browne and Aoife Bowler.
CEILI: A fundraising charity Céilí in aid of Down Syndrome Limerick (DSL) will be held in Rathkeale House Hotel on Friday March 31.
ABBEY HERITAGE AT ST. ITA’S: The local training initative based at St. Ita’s Hall offers second chance education to early school leavers and this year their “Fresh Start” programme is offering three Major Awards :QQI Level 4 Retail Skills QQI Level 4: Information and Communication Technology, and QQI Level 4 Pathway to Employment. Contact Claire Monday-Friday on: 068 51790 /087 421 2459 for further information.
ST JOHN’S: Thursday 30th, A Wake in the West, presented by Colaiste Na Riochta, Listowel. Fri. 31st Variety Concert, with cast of locals. April 4th to 9th The Cahastitute, by John B Keane, more from 068 22566.
GLÓRACH CONCERT: Featuring, The Lost Souls, the soulful jazz duo The Mysterious Mr Valentine and the sweet songs of Philip Enright. Add in Bella Ciao with their powerful ballads, Dinny Keogh with his mix of songs and the radical compositions of Stephen Wall. The concert takes place at the Glórach Community Theatre on Friday, March 31, with curtains up at 8 pm. Tickets can be booked at 0871383940 and all are most welcome.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: The Wednesday Club are hosting an Afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, April 9 from 3- 6 pm with dancing to Paddy Qulligan. All funds will go to the Air Ambulance service. Tickets are now on sale from committee members including Mary Mc Arthur and Madeline O’Connor.
WIN: Ballyguiltenane National School: Best Wishes to the 5-a-side soccer team who won the Section A qualifiers of the Spar 5-a-side soccer in Corbally recently. They will now go on to compete in the County qualifiers.
DANCE Class: Irish dance classes with Johnny Cronin have resumed in Ceol Community Hall, Glin from 4pm on Tuesdays.
WEST LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS: It’s competition time at West Limerick Toastmasters and the meeting of March 29 will be the regional contest. The three local clubs Killarney, Tralee and Newcastle West will compete to go forward to the district finals next month. Further information 087 7972855. Every one welcome on this special night. PHOTOS of Moyvane GAA teams wanted, details from Katie Galvin at 087 0568209. Moyvane GAA will present Strictly Goes to the Movies on April 30th.
YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZE: for young adults (18-30);Sunday 25th June to Sunday 2nd July. Contact Tomas Kenny 0863683778
ARDFERT Retreat Centre, (066) 713 4276, The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wednesday 29th March at 7.00pm.
RAS MUMHAN will travel through Athea three times on Easter Saturday, first trip will be at Noon.
KNOCK FAITH RENEWAL EVENTS: Special Celebrating Family Day is Saturday 8th April.
YOUTH RETREAT 2000 KILLARNEY: Catholic Youth Retreat in St. Brendan’s College Killarney 7-9th April. (aged 16-35 yrs). Masses, Talks, games music etc. Residential so bring a sleeping bag. For more information contact 086 3066892 or check out A big crowd expected at this donation only weekend.
ST JOHN OF GOD KERRY SERVICES: Presents An Evening of Musicals at Siamsa Tire Theatre on Tuesday 4th and Wednesday 5Th April.
MEN: Glin Men’s Shed: will hold a public meeting on Thursday next the 30th March at 8.00 p.m. in Cloverfield Daycare Centre. All men interested in this project are asked to attend the meeting
MEDITATION: Introduction to Meditation & Mindfulness: New 8 Week Course for Beginners in Cloverfield Daycare Centre, Glin starting Monday 27th March 6.30-8.00pm. Run by a qualified Gestalt psychotherapist/counsellor and experienced Group Facilitator who has been practicing mindfulness techniques for over 35 years. Phone Ali Burnard on 087 6452227 for details and booking.
STARTING A SOCIAL ENTERPRISE: West Limerick Resources have organised a two-evening training course on “Starting a Social Enterprise”, which is recommended for Communities and budding entrepreneurs that are considering starting a social enterprise and/or creating employment opportunities in their communities. The event will take place on Tuesday, March 28 and Tuesday, April 4 from 7-10pm in the Desmond Complex. It is highly recommended that participants that register attend both evenings. It will not be possible to attend the second evening without having attended the first evening.
GRANDPARENTS Retreat/Conference 26th & 27th April. THEME-Helping our Children and Grandchildren to know, love and serve God in these highly secularised times. Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24. Day only and overnight attendance options available. Inspiring talks, lively discussion. Speakers including Fr. Benny McHale. Contact Connie at 098 24877 ENERGY Show 2017, April 5th and 6th at the RDS.
EXHIBITION in Tralee Last week; The Further Education and Training (FET) Fair was of interest to jobseekers, second chance learners, school leavers, employers, parents, guidance counsellors and anyone interested in lifelong learning. Kerry ETB has 20 Further Education and Training centres spread across ten towns in Kerry, offering hundreds of full, part time and online courses, giving people the opportunity to pursue personal and professional learning goals.
AFTERNOON TEA DANCING: The Wednesday Club – a women’s group based in Abbeyfeale – are hosting an Afternoon Tea Dance in Fr. Casey’s Clubhouse on Sunday, April 9 from 3- 6 pm with dancing to Paddy Qulligan. All funds will go to the Air Ambulance service. The Air Ambulance service is based at Cork Airport and can reach any part of Munster within 30 minutes or less. It will cost €2,000,000 to run annually. Tickets are now on sale from committee members including Mary Mc Arthur and Madeline O’Connor 087 9707989.

FOODCLOUD: West Limerick Resources is delighted to announce that we are working to support the FoodCloud Initiative in the West Limerick Area. FoodCloud is a simple yet ingenious idea whereby working with local supermarkets for the aim of reducing food waste and restoring community spirit based on shared food. To enable the roll out of FoodCloud WLR would like to hear from Community Groups or Charities who would be in a position to support this initiative, by receiving the food donations for their own work or indeed for further distribution within the community. To find out more please contact Dearbhla at West Limerick Resources 069 66293 or email [email protected]
LECTURE entitled ‘Black ’47 in Kerry’ will be presented by Dr Shane Lehane, Historian and Author, in Killarney Library on Tuesday 28th March 2017 at 7.30pm. All are welcome to attend. Organised by Kerry Archaeological & Historical Society.
JUBILEE year in Abbeyfeale Parish. 2018. Next June 2018 the parish will celebrate
the 50th anniversary of the opening of our parish church. A Golden Jubilee is a significant event in the life of any parish. The Pastoral Council are beginning to plan for the 50th celebrations. At this stage we are seeking any photographs of the construction phase of the building and any articles or publications covering the opening Mass and consecration ceremony.
POPE Francis had asked churches around the world to offer the Sacrament of Reconciliation last Friday and Saturday, in an event known as 24 Hours for the Lord.
PIONEER TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION: 21st NATIONAL BALL: April 8th at the Sheraton Athlone Hotel. Full weekend of activities from Friday April 7th to Sunday April 9th
DIOCESAN YOUTH PILGRIMAGE TO TAIZÉ: France with a group of 25 young adults (18 -30) on Sunday, June 25th 2017. Contact 086 3683778. Bishop Casey
Limerick Leader 1905-current, Saturday, July 26, 1969; Page: 11 Best Wishes Bishop Elect.
NEWS OF Rev. Eamonn Casey’s appointment as the Bishop of Kerry was received with joy in Limerick where he served so faithfully for so long.
This most likeable priest became almost famous for his great work in England, particularly for his work for homeless emigrants. His dedication to this work led to his appointment as director of the Housing Aid Society and Chairman of Shelter. Aged 42, the Bishop-Elect is a native of Firies, Co Kerry and succeeds Most Rev Dr Moynihan who Is retiring because of age. Education
Fr. Casey completed his secondary education at St Munchin’s College Limerick, and continued his studies at St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, where he obtained his degrees of B A and L Ph. He was ordained In 1951.
From 1951-‘6O, the Bishop-Elect worked as a curate in Limerick In St Patrick’s and St John’s parishes He also taught In vocational schools In Limerick and in 1959 he founded the Emigrants Bureau in Limerick
In 1960 he joined the Emigrants Apostolate in Britain and worked from ’60 to ’64 as a curate In Slough, Bucks, where his job was to help 10,000 Irish migrant workers to become Integrated Into the local church and civic community
The effectiveness of his efforts brought him to the attention of Cardinal Heenan who In 1963 Invited him to place the Catholic Housing Aid Society on a national basis As a National Director of this organisation, Fr. Casey built up a Central London Office which now helps 68 homeless families each week. In addition, he has set up 65 branches of the Society throughout Britain. In 1964 he founded the Family Housing Association which now owns £760,000 worth of property. In addition, the Bishop-Elect Is also Director of the British Council of Churches of Housing Trust, a trustee of the Housing and Homeless Central Fund and a Founder Trustee of “Shelter’ National Campaign for the Homeless. And In January last year he was, appointed Chairman of “Shelter’ which provides funds for housing It was the greatest honour this Inter-denominational body could have paid him.
He Is also a member of the English Catholic Hierarchy’s Commission for Social Welfare and Is a founder member and Managing Director of the Marian Employment Agency.
The news of his elevation to the See of Kerry was also received with delight at the Irish Centre in Camden Square.
Father Casey’s name will always be synonymous with, emigrant aid in London and other parts of Britain
A man of action, as can be readily seen from his achievements, he is a firm believer in doing things first and talking afterwards
Thousands of well-wishers, grateful emigrants and a host of friends will watch his career as a Bishop with affectionate interest and will pray for the success of his intentions. Senate
Mrs Kit Ahem of Ballybunion, Co Kerry, Is seeking re-election to the Senate, having been nominated on the Cultural and Education Panel. Much more here; Bishop Casey 1969

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