Knockanure Notes – 27th May, 2012

STUDENTS:  Mass will be celebrated on Saturday June 2nd at 7.30pm for all Exam Students. Place your Petition or Name in the Box at rear of Church. Take a candle and place on table in front of Altar. All Students are invited to partake in this Celebration. Volunteers needed to read Prayers of the Faithful.

ADHD Meeting at St Ita’s Hall Abbeyfeale on Wed. May 30th at 7.30pm, more from 087 9382 883.

I.C.A. overnight trip to An Grianán on Wednesday 11th July. Leaving village at 7.30pm sharp! Trip includes breakfast both mornings, dinner and overnight stay at An Grianán, visits to New Grange Visitor Centre, Drogheda Cathedral, Scott’s Hall Shopping Centre and Farmleigh House with Dinner on the way home at the Clarion Hotel, Limerick on Thursday evening Eileen Roche – contact 068 49337 before Tuesday 5th June.

Clounmacon outing on June 29th, more from 068 21773.

MOYVANE, Clean Up takes place on Wednesday evening May 30th at 8pm. All are welcome.

JOB: The Community Employment Scheme has a vacancy for a general worker in Moyvane, apply to The Supervisor, North East Kerry C E Scheme Ltd, The Bridewell, Tarbert, Co. Kerry.

THANKS: Bishop Murphy and the Bishops from the 26 Diocese of Ireland, are deeply grateful to you for the donations which you have given to the four National Collections which have been taken up

MARRIAGE took place in Duagh Church on May 19th 2012 of Triona O Connor of Kilmorna and John Doherty of Currow, Fr Moore and Fr Kennelly officiated. Best man Kieran O Connor, groomsman was John Daly. Bridesmaids, Deirdre O Carroll and Mary Conway. Flower girl Molly O Connor and pageboy was Jamie O Connor. Parents of the Bride Willie and Kate O Connor of Kilmeaney and the grooms parents are Martin and Mary Doherty of Dicksgrove.

Sinead Dennehy of Ballylongford and Sean Lynch of Leitrim Middle were married at Listowel Church recently. Best man was James Kennelly, grooms men were Brendan Lynch and John Mulvihill. Bridesmaids Mary Dennehy, Tara Dennehy and Sarah O Hanlon, Pageboy Senan Lynch. The bride was daughter of Michael and Margaret Dennehy of Bridge Street and the grooms parents are George and Mary Lynch of Moyvane.

SEANCHAÍ – will host a Craft Fair on Sun, June 3rd, from 11.00am.

HOSPICE  National Sunflower Day 8th and 9th of June.

AUDITIONS will take place for new pupils at Siamsa Tíre Theatre on Saturday, June 2nd from 10am – 2pm. Phone 066 7123055 for appointment and details.

TRIP: Eucharistic Congress opening ceremony 10th June and day before trip for rehearsals, both days bus almost free, details from Fr. Pat Deely at 089 4585221. Rally for Life bus to Belfast, contact, 01 873 0463.

LOCALS went by bus to see Eddie Stone and the Emmanuel House of Providence at Ballinasloe on Sat 26th May 2012, it was an enlightening experience for a novice. St Brendan had a church and monastery nearby which had 3,000 students at one time, also in Clonfert Church is a 14 century wooden statue of Our lady and Child found in a tree in the 19th centaury. St Golden Mile, Brendan’s Tree and Nuns Walk is also nearby.

GRANDPARENTS Tea Party, at Listowel Family Resource Centre on June 7th from 3 to 5pm.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for 18th May, Jackpot E3,600, numbers drawn were 8-20-24-29 No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to; Ellen Slemon, Listowel; Noel McElligott, Greenville; Noel Stack, Moyvane; Noel O Shea, Newcastlewest;
Paudie Flavin, Trien; Ann O Connor, Keylod; Bar Prize Fergus O Keeffe;
Lotto Results 25th May Jackpot E3,700, numbers drawn 12-16-18-32 No Winner; Lucky Dips, Bridget Caffery, c/o Kevins Bar;
Paddy Cahill Abbeyfeale;Tim Horgan, Trien;Tom O Connell, Woodford; Henry Finucane, Lisaniskea; James & Maureen Connelly, Trien; Bar Prize, Kathy Finucane; This Weeks Jackpot E3,800.

EVENTS: Kerry Autism Action meeting at the Abbeygate Hotel, Tralee on Wed. May 30th at 8.15pm; 3 Irish Tenors will perform at Tintean on Sunday June 3rd, more from 068 28003; Legion of Mary outing to Knock June 10th more from 068 31213; Blood Transfusion Service was in Fr. Casey’s GAA rooms on 28th and 29th of May; Outing to Kilkenny on 20th June 2012, details from Patrick Lynch, Tarbert; Tarbert House open till end of August, for appointment ring 068 36198;  Visions of Africa exhibition at Siamsa continues till June 23rd;

CONGRATULATIONS to Duagh who received an award for the garden at the back of the Church. Knockanure has a miniature garden and sacred space inside the church, thanks to Margaret and helpers for the lovely feature.

MARATHON: Women’s Mini Marathon. Locals Hannah Enright and her sister Mary will run in this year’s Women’s Mini Marathon on June 4th. Tiger O Flaherty is preparing for the Cork Marathon at present. Triathlon in Castleisland on May 26th in aid of Parents and Friends.

AA; Alcoholics Anonymous will hold an open public meeting in Duagh National School on Monday June 4th at 8.30pm.

NOMINATE someone for  Teacher of the Year Awards 2012. Nominations close: 15th June 2012.

NCCA; You are invited to have your say about priorities for the primary curriculum in 100 words or less. A report on response will be published on the NCCA website in September 2012.

SCHOOL Books; Details of second-hand books at If you have school books, school uniforms bring them to the collection point on 8th, 9th or 10th of June in the Parkway Shopping Centre. Limerick. If you require items please email Suzanne at: [email protected]

TRINITY College Dublin historians have reconstructed  medieval documents destroyed during the burning of the Four Courts in 1922.

GAA: Two Barry Dardis goals and another from Paddy Kennelly sealed Meath’s Electric Ireland Leinster MFC quarter-final win over Offaly at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on19th May 2012. Meath 3-11,Offaly  1-8. Paddy’s father is from Knockanure.

FULL Moon on June 4th. At last we have got several glorious days of fine weather, grass harvesting has started here, but up the country it is in full swing. Turf cutting is nearly finished for this year; spare a thought for people who are under pressure from laws who strike these at the bottom of the ladder while these at the top have loopholes. Whatever way the referendum goes, we need another general election, to focus TDs away from agendas and on to their job.

FISHING: The casting tuition is now on Sunday, June 3rd, The morning will start at 11am with a demonstration of the different casting methods, using single and double handed rods. Those interested should give their names at 0872213876 or 0872825577 to ensure inclusion on the programme.

CLIFDEN celebrating 200 years from May 25th to June 4th 2012.
You can see from Clifden to the South the Brandon Hills, in Kerry, 90 miles away. Garda Michael Kennelly of Knockanure served there in the 1930’s. He lived in Aillebrack with his wife Alice McHale-Kennelly. Michael was killed ‘on duty’ in January 1934 when he and his colleague Sergeant Forde, were returning to Maam Garda Station after escorting a  patient to Ballinasloe Mental Hospital. The hackney car in which they were travelling left the road and entered the River Corrib at Woodquay. Garda Kennelly was drowned along with the others in the car.

DEATH: Mossie Fitzgerald, Park, Upper Athea,  died on  May 21, 2012, he was predeceased by his wife Hannie Moore who died in June 2004. and survived by daughters, Mary, Lily Ann and Eileen, sons Tom, Con and Maurice and brother John. Mossie was born on Armistice Day 11th of 11th 1918. His parents were Jack Fitzgerald and Liz Barrett. Requiem Mass for Mossie Fitzgerald was celebrated in Athea Church on Wednesday 23rd May 2012. He was laid to rest in Holy cross Cemetery. Mossie was predeceased by his sister Lily and brother Tom.

Death; Ava Marie Hegarty, Munroe, New York, her father from Tullamore, Listowel.  Ava Marie Hegarty, 19, of Chester was pronounced dead at the scene of the one-car crash in the town of Haverstraw, state parks on Monday May 21st 2012.

Death of Sr. Lelia Sheahan of Presentation Convent Roxboro Road, Limerick took place on May 22nd 2012. Sr. Lelia was born at Beale Hill and is survived by her sister Sheila and brother Harold and Presentation Sisters. Requiem Mass for Sr. Lelia was celebrated at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church on May 24th, she was laid to rest at Mount St. Oliver Cemetery, Limerick. Sr. Lelia Sheahan was predeceased by brothers, Michael, Canon Jim and Presentation  Brother Eddie. Sr. Lelia was a near relation to the Brodericks and Buckleys in Gortdromagowna. The story is often told of walking a bull from Knockanure to Beale Hill, the bull was so tired he had to be pushed at the end of the journey.

Death of Mary Cullen nee Dore of Loretta, Bruree and  Formerly of Carrueragh, Kilmorna. Survived by husband Pat, sons and daughter and brother Ned. She was predeceased by her brother Jack who died in October 2010. Requiem Mass for Mary Cullen at Church of the Immaculate Conception, Bruree on Monday May 28th 2012. Burial afterwards in Knockanure Cemetery. Mary was  Daughter  of Davie Dore of Carrueragh and Ellen Sweeney of the Glen.

Death of Mary Dalton nee O Sullivan of Upper Athea and Upper Dirreen, Athea. Was predeceased by her husband Martin Dalton, Survived by sons Jim and Paddy, daughter Marian, and sister Sr Rosarii, Requiem Mass at St Bartholomew’s Church, Athea on Monday May 28th 2012.Burial afterwards in Holy Cross Cemetery .

ANNIVERSARIES: John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O Connor, Sr. Theresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, J B Keane, Gerry Enright, Hannah O Malley, Tom Lynch, Maurice O Connor, David Flynn, Owen McGillicuddy, Hannie Fitzgerald, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Chris Sweeney, Mass on Tues. 29th 7.30pm  for Michael Mulvihill; Mass on
Wed. 30th 7.30pm For the People of the Parish; Mass on
Thurs. 31st at Knockanure 7.30pm Jerry Enright; Mass for First Friday 1st June 7.30pm for Kathleen Dore and  Knockanure 8.00pm for Eileen Goulding; Mass on Sun. 3rd 10.00am for Mary Flavin & the deceased members of the Flaherty Family and 11.00am Mass in Moyvane is for Michael Flaherty

THOUGHT: When circumstances seem impossible, when all signs of grace in you seem at their lowest ebb, when temptation is fiercest, when love and joy and hope seem well-nigh extinguished in your heart, then rest, without feeling and without emotion, in the Father’s faithfulness. C. Tryon

ADORATION:  Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm; Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm.

COLLECTORS for month of June, Vigil, Philip Kiely & Tom Moloney; 11.00am Anne Fitzgerald & Ester Foley; Knockanure 10.00am Jerry Woods.

Spiritual Reflection Group will meet at the Presbytery on Friday at 8pm, all are welcome.

FIRST Friday of the Month. Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

VOLUNTEERS: Bishop Murphy makes a special plea for Volunteers to promote the Sick & Retired Priests Fund. If anybody is willing, please contact me at 068 49308 [email protected]

MEETING of the Liturgy Group on Tuesday 29th at 8pm in the Presbytery.

READERS: Vigil, Elaine Hudson; 11.00am Jerry Duggan;

Knockanure, Sunday 3rd June Mary O’Flaherty & Siobhan Fitzgerald.

ROSARY at the Grotto on Tuesday evening 29th May at 7.45pm. Rosary Rally in Knock on June 2nd.

Procession will take place in Listowel on Sunday, 10th June, the feast of Corpus Christi.

Mass for Fr Tommy O Hanlon in Tarbert at 9am on Sun. June 3rd, Mass for Zeta O Hanlon was celebrated at Tarbert Church on Sunday last May 27th 2012. The local choir and youth choir participated.