Knockanure Notes — 27th July, 2014

CLEAN up will take place in Ahavoher Graveyard on Wednesday July 30th at 7.30.  Everyone welcome to come along and help.  Bring along your brushes.

CHURCHYARD: Mon.  4th  Holy Mass at Ahavoher Graveyard at 8pm.

Tues. 5th Holy Mass at Knockanure Graveyard at 8pm. Wed. 6th Holy Mass at Murhur Graveyard at 8pm, Weather permitting.

CYCLE: Ring of North Kerry begins at Finuge on August 9th at 9.30am.

FAREWELL PARTY was held 17th July 2014 at Knockanure Community Centre for Chernobyl children and their host families, the children left for their homes on 19th July.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH RE-OPENING: Listowel Church will re-open for the Vigil Mass on Saturday night  (August 2nd ) at 7.00 p.m. Parish Folk Group will sing at the opening Mass on Saturday night to mark the occasion.

GREAT to see the fine display of flowers at Goulding’s Corner Knockanure, Eileen would be proud of the display.

PLAYGROUND: Moyvane Village playground which was recently officially opened is a great success, it cost nearly E200,000.

BEST WISHES to Aisling Collins and Mike Walsh who were married on 18th July 2014 at Duagh Church by Canon O Connor assisted by  Canon O Shea and Fr Moore. The bride is daughter of the Late Liam Collins of Springmount and the groom is son of the Late Patrick Walsh and Mary Walsh of Derrindaffe.

DEATH took place on 24th July 2014 of  Maurice Stack, Woodbrook, Cahirdown, Listowel and formerly Moyessa, Listowel. Survived by his sons Billy and Stephen, daughters Maria, Cora and Margaret, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, son-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, nephews, nieces. Requiem Mass for Maurice Stack was celebrated on Sunday 27th July in St. Michael’s College, burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Listowel. Maurice was the oldest surviving student of St Michael’s College.

DEATH of Margaret Twohig  (née Collins) Grange, Fermoy & Ballyhooly, late of Ahalanana, Moyvane & Dunkit, Co. Kilkenny. Margaret died on 25th July 2014 in her 98th year  at St. Patrick’s Community Hospital, Fermoy.   Wife of the late Paddy and  mother of Ann-Marie (Leahy), Sean Owen, Nora, Mary (McCarthy) and Mairead,  sister of the late Willie, John, Patrick, Minnie, Nora and Eileen, mother-in-law of the late Philly Leahy.  Margaret is also survived by sons-in-law Oliver and Stephen, daughter-in-law Mary,grandchildren, sister-in-law Annie  Twohig, nieces, nephews. Requiem Mass for Margaret Twohig was celebrated at the Church of the Nativity Ballyhooly, burial afterwards in the adjoining cemetery on 29th July 2014.

DEATH took place on 19th July 2014  of Bridie May Moore (née Sheehy) of Keylod, Moyvane,  in her 96th year. Wife of the late Michael and mother of the late Mairead. Survived by sons Jim (Castlebar), Tomás, and Michael, sisters and brothers, grandchildren, daughters-in-law, nephews and nieces. Requiem Mass for Bridie Moore was celebrated on 21st of July at Corpus Christi Church, Knockanure. Burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery, Knockanure  beside her husband Michael who died in 1972, her daughter Mairead who died in 2003 and her sister in law Bridget  who died 1978. Bridie was daughter of Kathleen Sullivan of Aughrim Moyvane and Jim Sheehy who was a native of Duagh. Siblings of Bridie May were Sr. Mary Claude who died in 2,003; Sr. Anne; Sheila, died 2000; John Joe who died in 2007; Paddy,  Hannah, Liz, Theresa, Joe and Jim. Requiem Mass was celebrated by Fr John Lucid PP assisted by Fr. Brendan O Callaghan, Fr Sean Sheehy, Fr Denis O Dwyer and Fr Tony McEvoy. Bridie May born 1919, went to England to study nursing in 1938 and worked through the war years, where she saw first hand war and its effects, at times there were 400 people facing the hospital per day where she worked.

DEATH took place on 21st July 2014 of Larry McAuliffe in his 91st  year, Larry lived at Lower Athea and is survived by his wife Nora,  sons Bill, John and Mike, daughter Joan , daughters-in-law Denise, Catherine & Rose, grand children, great grand child, sister Margaret (O’Connor), nephews, nieces. His sister Kit predeceased him. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Thursday 24th July in St. Bartholomew’s Church, Athea For Larry McAuliffe. Burial after in Holy Cross Cemetery, Athea. Larry was son of William McAuliffe and  Josie  Scanlon. Larry was also first cousin to Bishop McAuliffe.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jim Kennelly, Bridie Stackpoole, Hannah Dore Flynn, Fr Edward Fitzpatrick, Jer Mulvihill, Anna Maria Houlihan, Tom Leahy, Paddy Anthony Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, Fr Alfred O Rahilly, John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Michael O Keeffe, Martin Sheehy, Mass on Wed. 30th  at 7.30pm for       Jackie Lyons. Mass on Thurs. 31st in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Kathleen Dwyer, Months Mind. Mass on Fri. 1st August at 7.30pm for   John P. Walsh. Mass on Sat.2nd at 7.30pm  for Martin Sheehy. Mass on Sun. 3rd at 10.00am for Jerry Clancy.

GALVIN: London Borough Council are trying to trace relatives of Gerard James Galvin who died on 5th July, 2014, aged 72.  He had a brother Cyril who died in 2011.  He had a cousin Breda O’Sullivan who returned to live in Kerry.

READERS: Vigil, Michelle Corridan, 11.00am, Paul & Anthony Kiely.

Knockanure 10.00am Mary O’Flaherty & Cian Rogan.

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

SWIM: Twenty two miles is the shortest route to swim the English Channel. Tom Goulding of  Newcastle West, recently   had to swim 34 miles before he landed in France from England. Congratulations to all who swam the Shannon for charity on a glorious day on 20th July 2014, a big crowd was on the pier in Glin to congratulate them.

THOUGHT: He who has not forgiven an enemy has not yet tasted one of the most sublime enjoyments of life. Johann K. Lavater.

SEISIUN organised by Comhaltas of traditional entertainment at the Devon Inn on Thursday nights during the summer.

KNOCKANURE Defibrillator Group:  Congratulations to the three members of our community who were trained in the skill of CPR and the use of a Defibrillator during the week.  It is important that at least one person is trained from each household in the skill of CPR and the use of a Defib. for their own personal use.  Further training will commence back again in September, for further information contact  Margaret Carmody Secretary 087 2976304.

Knockanure Community Alert:  We wish to inform members of our community if you see any unusual activity or strange vehicles loitering around the area to ring the Gardai at Listowel 21000 or call our community alert number.

ST JOHN’S: Wed 30th, Popular Classics. A  varied programme with numbers from the musicals as well as popular composers performed by pianist, David Syme.

YOUTH 2000 at Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th to Sunday 17th August.  For young people aged 16 to 35.  Brilliant opportunity to experience the Catholic Faith.  For more information and to book online or phone 01 6753690.

CEILI  in Shanagolden Hall on Thursday 31st July at 9pm. Music by Donie, Maura and Taylor’s Cross Band,  refreshments on the night, and all céilí dancers are welcome.

MOUNT BRANDON CLIMB: In aid of Tralee / West Kerry branch of the Multiple Sclerosis society on Sunday August 3rd. If you would like to take part or sponsor the climb, contact; “the ballymac climbers” on facebook / Senan 087 – 2599657/ Betty 086 – 8094443

EVENTS: Sean McCarthy Weekend runs from 1st to 4th August and Ballylongford have events from August 1st to 3rd. Lislaughtlin Cemetery Mass is on 1st August at 8 pm.  Galway Races seven days Summer Races began on the 28th July. Dublin Horse Show runs from 6th to 10th August. 2014 Electric Picnic August 29-31 festival.

CANCER: The Irish Cancer Society is offering a free transport service to patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments in Cork University Hospital, Kerry General Hospital & the Mercy University Hospital, Cork.  For more information, patients can contact their treatment team in the hospital or call Gail on 01 2310 566.

YOUTH 2000 Summer Festival, Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 14th – Sunday 17th August,2014.  For young people aged 16-35, an opportunity not to be missed to experience the Catholic Faith and meet many new people.  This festival has been nicknamed the “Holy Oxygen” with over 1000 young people from all corners of Ireland attending last year.  The festival is donation only.  Free buses available from towns throughout Ireland.  For more information and to book phone 01 6753690 or from NI 07598 876399 or join us on facebook (youthtwothousandIreland).

Permanent Diaconate Any person considering applying would need to contact Fr. Sean Mangan on (068) 46107.

SEAN MCCARTHY WEEKEND FRIDAY 1ST TO MONDAY 4TH.   (1) Friday night Concert  at 8.30pm with top songwriter Brendan Graham & singers Kathy Jordan, Steve Cooney on guitar & Danny O’Mahony on accordian.  (2) Saturday 11 – 12.30 Childrens Art & dancing workshop 1 – 2pm.  Sat. 8.30pm Final of the Ballad Competition will take place (3) Sunday Live music from 6 – 8pm with Heart & Soul at McCarthys Beer Garden (4) Mon. 3.30 – 5.30pm the Rambling House at the Thatch Cottage Finuge.  Singers and storytellers will be welcome. Refreshments served. The Annual BBQ at 5pm in McCarthy’s Finuge Beer Garden is a must for all.  There will be music from 5 – 7pm with Sound as a Pound. So there is something for everyone and no doubt it will be a great weekend.

BRENDAN GRAHAM WILL GRACE FINUGE AT THE CONCERT ON FRIDAY NIGHT.  Who is he? The late Con Houlihan described him as a man “touched by genius”. Graham’s songs have sold over 100m copies with “You raised me up” one of the most successful songs in the history of popular music. With songs from folk to pop to classical he is also the writer of Irelands last two Eurovision winning songs – Rock ‘n’ Roll Kids and The Voice as well as Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears, Crucán na Bpáiste and the Fair, fair land etc.  His songs have been recorded and performed by the Chieftains, Liam Neeson, Secret Garden, Brian Kennedy, Sean & Dolores Keane, Tommy Fleming & Westlife. He has had three “documentary novels” including the best selling The Whitest Flower set in Famine times.  At a sporting level he played basketball for Ireland he stands at 6’ – 4”. He  lives with his wife Mary near Clonbor on the Galway/Mayo border.

RELATIONS: Hello from Colleen Finnegan, I just came upon your site after much research from (I’m new to the site). I plan to visit Listowel in the near future, where my roots are but my father’s family roots go back to Newtownsandes, House 11 Lisaniska with a family named Michael Finucane, born in 1864 (changed to Finnegan when his son James reached America in 1907). Michael Finucane lived there with his wife Mary, son James, granddaughter Margaret and grandson William in 1901. Any info would be much appreciated. Thank you so much and what a beautiful little town! Taken from Moyvane site.

HUGH O’FLAHERTY MEMORIAL SOCIETY: – 2014 TOUR TO ROME AND MONTECASSINO.  Depart Dublin Nov. 2nd at 3.45pm and return to Dublin 11pm Thu. Nov. 6th.  Coach organised to and from Killarney.  book? Form can be got from [email protected] or contact Laura or Kieran at (057) 9355050 Mornings only.

TEAM from  Ireland at the European Transplant and Dialysis Sports Championship in Poland next month. The Irish team comprises 25 men and nine women ranging in age from 16 to 76 and includes 29 transplant recipients as well as five people who are receiving dialysis treatment.

KING: Atlanta – Dr. Alveda C. King, daughter of slain civil rights warrior Rev. AD King; niece of civil rights champion Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and Director of African-American Outreach for Priests for Life, observed the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. July 2014.

DEATH: Elaine Stritch, Broadway’s Enduring Dame, Dies at 89, July 2014. Born in Detroit on Feb. 2, 1925, Ms. Stritch was the youngest of three daughters of George and Mildred Stritch. She went to a convent school but knew long before she graduated that she wanted a show business career.

WAR: In Gerry O’Carroll remembers his father who played his part in WW1 02 JULY 2014
LAST Saturday marked the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in Sarajevo.
The shooting led, of course, to World War i, a conflict which drew in millions of people around the world. Among them was a young man from Listowel, Co Kerry, named James O’Carroll. He was my father.
He was one of thousands of young Irishmen who answered John Redmond’s call to join the British Army and fight for the freedom of small nations.

KILMORNA Estate. 12 men charged from Kilmorna,in Listowel Court, note taken from Kerryman 5 August 1929,three of accused accepted  bail, remainder remanded in custody. Accused; John Horgan, Pat Ahern, Ml O Connell, Ml Horgan, Ml Madigan, John Leahy, Ml Flavin, John Enright, Ml Connor, Florence McCarthy, John Ahern, Knockanure; and David Corbett.

Land Commission had acquired 580 acres, it was the policy of the Commission , not to create uneconomic holdings. They received 500 applications for land, they refused 466 applications, among them the accused. Mr S Holland, Land Inspector, Listowel , said as far as the division of the land was concerned he did his best.

Newspaper Paper 26 Jan. 1923
The Mall National school at Knockanure. North Kerry  was destroyed by fire. The origin is unknown. The  principal teacher, Mr. O’Callaghan, has been in custody for some time.

Kerryman 4 March 1918
Maurice Casey retired from Knockanure National School after 51 years of faithful and conscientious service as a teacher. His many friends are to present him with a Testimonial and have opened a subscription, which later on will be published. These who have so far not subscribed, forward subscriptions to undersigned; Roger O Shea, NT. Tullamore, Patk Langford NT, Ballybunion,  Patk O Connor, Keylod or Thos. de Lacy, Knockanure.

FLEADH: Polka Dancing Killarney

Crowd at Dancing in the streets July 2014

Irish Song in Killarney MOV51A

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