Knockanure Notes – 27th June, 2013

KNOCK Pilgrimage from Knockanure, Moyvane, Tarbert takes place on Wednesday 03rd July, 2013. For further information contact Margaret at 087 2976304 and Nuala at 068 36166.

SAINT PIO prayers, at St. Mary’s Church Listowel on Thursday night  at 7.00 p.m. beginning with Rosary, Mass and ends with Benediction.

SPORTS; aimed at 1st – 6th Class, Monday – Friday 10am – 3pm Moyvane Community Centre: 1st – 5th July (MV1); ), Athea Community Centre: 29th July – 2nd Aug (AT4), details from Maggie 087 9866533.

KDYS ACTIVITIES, Fishing, Music, Art, Day Trips and Summer Camps now open for bookings. Places limited so please book early. For more information contact KDYS Listowel 068 23744.

FUN: Family Fun Day on in the Moyvane G.A.A. Pitch on June 30th from 2 – 5. All in aid of fundraising for Moyvane National School. A great day of events organized: Races, Bouncy Castles, BBQ, Penalty Shoot Out, Wellie Throwing and Raffles etc. Please support this event in aid of the school.

BEST Wishes to Margaret Kennelly nee Hudson who was born at Kilbaha 90 years ago, her granddaughter Johanna Kennelly, daughter of Nuala and the late Tim Kennelly also celebrating her birthday recently.

LOUGH DERG 2013; Tuesday, July 2-4, Friday, July 26-28.  Contact Peg 068/31232.

FLEAD in Ballybunion was a great weekend of music, song and dance, see results in the Kerryman. Knockanure had their Nun Run for charity on Sunday last and also on Saturday last a busload from Abbeyfeale and district went to climb Croagh Patrick. More about the events on youtube knockanurelocal.

EVENTS: Clounleharde School reunion in Knockdown on June 29; Rambling House at Seanchai on Thursday 27th June at 9pm; Weekly Set Dancing Summer School at Clounmacon begins on June 25th at 9pm; Pro- Life Rally in Dublin on July 6th , more from 087 288 7783; Tarbert House open till end of August, contact 068 36198 for appointment; June 29/30th: National Charismatic Renewal Conference 2013. Venue: Citywest Hotel, Saggart, Co. Dublin. Speakers: Fr Fiorello Mascarenhas and Margaret Duncan.  Further information – Sr. Bridget, 021-4251100 email [email protected] ; The monthly meeting of the Meala Bereavement Group takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday 26th June at 7.45pm.

RALLY: Rally for Life in Dublin July 6th

A bus is being organised, more from Pat at 087 2034626 or Mary 068 42116. A bus is been organised from the  Listowel Parish also to book contact Caroline on 087-2887783.

CONTEST: West Limerick 102 Community Radio is to host a night to crown Miss West Limerick 2013 in the Devon Inn Templeglantine, at 8pm on Friday 5th July. Contestants will have to be from or living in the West Limerick area and be aged between 18 and 28 up to 5th July.

RHODODENDRON is now in full bloom, pity to see such lovely flowers going to waste, in fact our national park in Killarney despises them.

CANCELLED:  Limerick pilgrimage to Lourdes has been cancelled because flooding in Lourdes.

ST. MICHAEL’S CEMETERY Masses: Tuesday 2nd July,  St. Michael’s Cemetery. Wednesday 3rd  July, John Paul II Cemetery and Thursday 4th July Finuge All Masses start at 8pm.  

SCHOOL Mass: Thurs. 27th School Masses, Knockanure at 12 noon and Moyvane at 1.30pm.

DIED in Chicago;  David Riordan, age 74, died on June 15, 2013. Born in Moyvane South, on June 15, 1939. Survived by his wife  Bridie nee Lally, they  were married for 50 years, father of Patrick (Kathleen) Riordan, Eileen (David) Schwaba, Theresa Riordan, Maureen (Timothy) Walsh, Rita (Christopher) Nesemeier, Bridget (Brian) Elliott and Daniel Riordan. Grandfather of Daniel and Caitlin Riordan, Kyle and Bryan Schwaba, Joseph, Martin, and David Walsh, Connor and Morgan Nesemeier, and Grace, Nora and Anna Elliott. Brother of Mary Ellen (Mickey) Flaherty, Betty (Pat) Griffin, Brendan (Eileen) Riordan, Helen (Pat) Haugh, Dan Joe, (Mai) Riordan and Catherine (John) Fitzpatrick. David Riordan was son of Dan Riordan and Ellen Kelly of Moyvane. Funeral Mass at St. Eugene Church, Chicago and Interment in All Saints Cemetery on 19th June 2013. Holy Mass will be offered for David on 30th June at 11am in Moyvane Church.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Flaherty, Mary Shanahan, John Culhane, Con Greaney, Mary Dunne, Mary Nolan, Dan Flavin, Hannah Buckley, Eileen Kennelly, Bridie Long, Tim Dineen, Jeremiah O Connor, Bess Horgan, Tom Sullivan, Maureen Broderick, Julie O Connor, John Sheehan, Jim Galvin, Peg Horgan, Kathleen O Connor, Mass on Sat. 29th 7.30pm for Seamus & Sister Mary O’Flaherty & deceased members of the O’Flaherty Family; Mass on Sun. 30th at 11.00am for David Riordan who died recently in Chicago recently.

CHURCH NEWS: Readers: Vigil Elaine Hudson, 11.00am Jerry Duggan & Noelle Nolan; Knockanure, 10.00am Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald. Collectors for July, Vigil Kay Hanlon & Ronan Kearney; 11am Eileen Cronin & Patricia Galvin; Knockanure 10am Jerry Woods.

LISTOWEL CASTLE & LARTIGUE MONO RAIL are open for guided tours until the end of August.

LISTOWEL RAMBLING HOUSE will take place in the Seanchaí Literary & Cultural Centre, The Square, Listowel on Thursday June 27th from 9 pm.  Enjoy an evening of traditional Irish music, song, dance & storytelling in an informal setting.  Admission free, tea/coffee served.  For more information tel. (068) 22212/57927.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE Names are currently being taken for the Dyslexia/Dyspraxia Summer Camp being staged at the Centre from July 22-26 Summer Camp programme Names are currently being taken for the Summer Camp Programme which runs at the centre from July 1-August 23 inclusive. The camp features a variety of activities including arts/crafts, cooking, games, outings and more besides. The camp is open to children of school going age. The monthly meeting of the Meala Bereavement Support Group takes place on Wednesday June 26th at 7.45pm. New members welcome. Further details from 068 23584.

ST JOHN’S: June 25th , The Quiet Man, Wed 26th Celebrating Ireland and Europe in film, Thursday 27th , Youth Achievement Awards, Fri. 28th Ann Marie O Riordan and her band and on Sat. 29th Best of Traditional with, David Munnelly and Mick Conneely.

GAA Lotto Results 7th June Jackpot E8,800 Numbers Drawn 1-5-17-18 No Winner. Lucky Dips, Jack Sport Murphy, Abbeyfeale; John Barrett, c/o Kevin’s; Richard Horgan, Kilmorna; Tom O Connor, Woodford Listowel; Mary Horgan, Kilmorna; James Moore, Tralee; Bar Prize, Eleanor Goulding.
Lotto Results 14th June, Jackpot E8,900 Numbers, Drawn 3-8-11-26 No Winner. Lucky Dips, The Barry Family, Woodgrove ,Moyvane; Pat Woulfe, 5 Colbert Terrace, Abbeyfeale; Margaret Flynn, Knockanure; Mike & John, c/o Kevin’s; John Flanagan, Co-Op, Listowel; Bar Prize Noelle Clancy. Next  Jackpot E9,000

THOUGHT: Forgiveness does not mean condoning what has been done. Forgiving means abandoning your right to pay back the perpetrator in his own coin, but it is a loss that liberates the victim. Desmond Tutu

VISIT: President Kennedy’s great-grandfather Thomas Fitzgerald left Bruff in 1852 for Boston taking with him the family bible which JFK used when taking his oath of office in 1961. Fifty years after President Kennedy visit to Limerick, his daughter Caroline made a visit on 21st June 2013 to her ancestral family home in Bruff.

UNIONIST: Published Limerick Leader on 19/06/2009
A Catholic Unionist and a reforming landlord, William Monsell’s friends included William Gladstone and Pope Pius IX, a new biography by Matthew Potter reveals

But Dr Potter believes  Monsell’s 60-year political career is of great significance, he is also “one of the most overlooked political figures of nineteenth century Ireland”.

The book – William Monsell of Tervoe 1812-94: Catholic Unionist, Anglo-Irishman -.

Monsell’s  was active the 1830s in time of Daniel O’Connell concluded in the 1890s.

Dr Potter, who like William Monsell is also from the Ballybrown/Clarina area.

“His long period as MP for County Limerick (1847-74)

Among his closest friends were British Prime Minister William  Gladstone; Pope Pius IX, the longest reigning Pope in history; John Henry Cardinal Newman, the famous Catholic thinker who made two visits to Limerick in 1852 and 1854 and Lord Acton one of the greatest historians of all time.

Dr Potter is also the author of First Citizens of the Treaty City – The Mayors and Mayoralty of Limerick 1197-2007, the product of three years of exhaustive research by the author, which was published nearly two years ago.

He also wrote The Government and the People of Limerick: The History of Limerick Corporation/City Council 1197-2006, which was the first complete account of the government of an Irish urban area ever written.

William Monsell of Tervoe 1812-94, available in  bookshops.