Knockanure Notes — 27th March, 2016

PADRE PIO  EVENING MASS will take place on Thursday at Listowel Church at 7pm. incorporating the Rosary, Mass and Benediction.

DIVINE MERCY DEVOTIONS at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Sunday, April 3rd, from 3.00pm. to 4.00pm.  Confessions will begin at 2.30pm.  All are welcome!

BEST WISHES to Eimer Nolan of Listowel daughter of Tim and Siobhan and Timmy Mulvihill of Derry, Best Wishes also to Billy Nolan who is celebrating 50 years in business. Best wishes also to Martin O Donnell of Duagh who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Last but not least best wishes to Fiona Kennelly daughter of Gerard and Mary (Beaton) of Moyvane who has just celebrated her 21st birthday.

SCOR NA BPAISTI held in Moyvane on 20th March: Moyvane Club was named Overall Best Club and trophy was presented to Club Cultural Officer Tara Mulvihill.

LOTTO: Draw held Saturday night 19th March 2016. No winner. Numbers drawn were 4 – 14 – 16 – 27
Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Eileen Leahy, Trien, Kilmorna;2. Peg Moloney, Tullahinall Ballylongford; 3. Monique Keane, Abbeyfeale;4. Mykda Foley, Dromtrasna, Abbeyfeale; 5. Eileen Murphy, Lyre. Draw results for Thursday 24th March 2016. No winner. Numbers drawn were 22 – 27 – 24 – 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were;1. Mary Kiely, Doonard, Tarbert; 2. Mike Hussey, Ballyduff c/o Con Lynch; 3. Teresa Collins, Lisaniska; 4. James Sheehy, Glenalappa, Moyvane; 5. Mattie Dillon, Auto Agri Parts Listowel. Next draw jackpot €13,000

DEATH of Pat Joe Barry, Kent, & late of Derry. Funeral in England.

DEATH took place on 17th March 2016 of Mary B. (Maisie) O’Connell ,(Drumcondra, Dublin and Moyvane.), in her 90th year. Survived by sisters, Jo, Bess and Dympna, brother Maurice, sister-in-law, Marjorie, brother-in-law, Louis, nephews, nieces, grand-nephews, grand-nieces, relatives and friends. Following Requiem Mass at the Church of the Holy Child, Swords Road, Whitehall on Wednesday, burial took place in St Michael’s Churchyard Listowel. Maisie was daughter of Thomas and Mary (nee McMahon) O’Connell both Principal Teachers in Moyvane.

ANNIVERSARIES: 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, John Downey, Bridie Shine, Timmy Keane, Jackie Broderick, Anthony Curtin. Mass Moyvane; Mon 28th 7.30pm  for Francis & Bridget Thornton & their sons Mike, Myles                                                  & Francis. Thurs 31st at7.30pm, Special Intention, The McNamara Family, UK. Fri 1st  at 8.00pm for        Mary Cronin, Mail Road Cross. Sat 2nd at 7.30pm  for Seάn, Aggie, Anthony & Nell Aherne, Moher Cross. Sun 3rd at 11.00am for Joan Furlong, Coilagurteen. Knockanure Mass: Sun 3rd at 10.00am for       Ellen & Vanda Horgan.

HEART FELT THANKS, from Fr. Kevin: I wish each and every one of you a very Happy and Grace-filled Easter.  Your presence both in Knockanure and in Moyvane Churches and all the kind and loving ways in which you journeyed with me during Lent and is deeply appreciated.  Thank you.  I would like to offer a special word of thanks to all in both Churches who helped make Lent, Holy Week and Easter so meaningful and special, especially our Parish Liturgy Group.  Many thanks to Ministers of the Word and Holy Eucharist, Altar Servers, all in our Music Ministry, Collectors, Counters, Church Cleaners, those who do the Church flowers and help in any way. Also those who maintain the grounds around both Churches and the Presbytery and all who help in the Parish Office.  I am very grateful to the PPC and the Finance Committee for the very generous help and support.  And finally, to each and every one of you for all you do with and for our Parish, a Happy Easter to you all.

GAA: Deadline for membership is the 1st April. Members only go into draw for tickets for Munster Championship & All Ireland.

SINGING:  West Limerick singing club are  hosting a night of songs in remembrance of 1916 on Friday April 1 in the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale at their monthly singing session which takes place on the 1st Friday of every month.

DRAMA: Macra Drama National semi-final at Abbeydorney on April 2nd, 7pm start.

CONFIRMATION RETREAT DAY:  Sat next April 2nd our 29 Candidates will make their way to Ardfert Retreat Centre for their Confirmation Retreat, commencing at 9.30am – 12.30pm.  We remind parents to be at the center no later than 9.15am.  We wish all taking part a great day as they prepare for Confirmation.

TROCAIRE BOX:  Did you remember to return your Trócaire Box/Envelope on Holy Thursday?  You still have time to bring them to next weekend’s Mass or drop them into the Parish Office.

EASTER GARDEN:  Come and visit our Easter Garden in Moyvane Church.  While there you can take time to see the Greetings from our Emigrants away from home who have sent Easter Greeting to family and friends.

As explained before, our Area Parish Pastoral Council had to decide that we needed to synchronise our mass times within Listowel Pastoral Area allowing the reduced number of priests to cover for each other in the event or holiday or sickness and also providing a greater choice of mass times.  So we as from next weekend, we are starting with the Vigil Masses on  Saturday next April 2nd  the Vigil mass times on Saturday night for our Pastoral Area are:  St. Mary’s Church, Listowel  –  6.15 p.m.
Duagh, 7.30 p.m. Lixnaw 7.30 p.m. & Moyvane 7.30 p.m.

DIVINE MERCY NOVENA began on Good Friday and will end on Mercy Sunday, April 3rd. Divine Mercy Devotions on Sunday April 3rd.

YEAR OF MERCY, A Course on Faith by Fr. Sean Sheehy, next session on March 30th, at 7pm.

ST JOHN’S: 31st March to 4th April , The Countryboy, presented by the Lartigue Theatre, details from 068 22566.

TRADITIONAL: Old Mill Community and Friends are holding a traditional night of music, song and story in aid of the Joanne McMahon Thanksgiving Fundraiser in the Ballintemple Inn, Newcastle West on Saturday 2nd April. The doors will open at 7.30pm.

CELTIC SPIRITUALITY ‘INDOOR & OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES – Part Of Our Irish Tradition.’  Facilitated by Fr. Michael Rodgers, Glendalough, Fri. April 8th to Sunday April 10th. Please contact Ardfert retreat Centre 066 7134276

VISIT OF THE ICON OF OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL HELP to St Mary’s Cathedral on Wed April 6th and Thursday  April 7th. It is a most famous icon in Rome, and a copy of it has been in Ireland with the Redemptorists priests with 150 years.

Glin Day Care Centre Future Open Days:  dates for Glin, Athea, Moyvane and Ballylongford Groups are: 21st April, 19th May and 16th June at 12.30 p.m. For further information please contact the office on 068 26033.

COMMUNITY MASS OF THANKSGIVING.  Robert Barry has requested Fr. McCarthy and Fr. Brick to celebrate a Mass of Thanksgiving at Irremore Church on Friday night, April 1st at 8pm.Robert has inspired all of us through his acceptance and unbelievable resilience.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Saint John of God is happy to announce the opening of a Day Service in Listowel which will provide services to  men and women of Listowel and the surrounding area who need support with intellectual disabilities. They are seeking volunteers at this time to support local men and women to participate in the local community. Further info Contact: 087 6796047 or email [email protected] for application form.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE:  Seminar for parents of children with disabilities on the subject of making a will takes place on Wed 20th April at 11.30am.  Info on all courses from [email protected]

TRIP: Day Trip to Waterford Greenway. On Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd a coach will depart from the Market Yard, Newcastle West at 8.30a.m.
There will be a stop for Breakfast in Mitchelstown before continuing along via the very scenic Vee Gap in the Knockmealdown Mountains to the seaside town of Dungarvan.
In the afternoon we will travel along the Coast Road  for a few miles and then transfer from the coach to ‘shank’s mare’ and return to Dungarvan along the brand new Waterford Greenway. This route has been constructed by Waterford Council along an old railway route replete with viaducts and a tunnel; not to mention stunning views.
A full four course evening meal will be provided before returning home.
Booking is with Pat Condon, Upper Maiden  St., Newcastle West 069 62344 (3-6pm preferably). The cost is €45 which includes breakfast, evening dinner and coach travel. All monies must be received by Friday 22nd April. Cheques should be made payable to “GREAT SOUTHERN TRAIL LTD.” who are organising the tour. Beidh fáilte romhat.

THOUGHT: Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom. Charles Haddon Spurgeon

QUEEN made her first visit to a Commonwealth country – South Africa – in 1947, where she celebrated her 21st birthday and made her historic broadcast pledging “my whole life, whether it be long or short” to her people.

FREE IRISH HEART FOUNDATION HEALTH CHECK for all customers at Gortatlea Mart on Thursday March 31st and Friday April 1st.
RE – ENACTMENT AT GLENQUIN CASTLE:  On Sunday, April 24 Con Greaney from Newcastlewest has organised a re-enactment of the gathering of 300 volunteers who came there from 11 villages and as far away as Milford in North Cork on Easter Sunday 1916. Under instruction from IRB man Charles Wall of Dromcollogher they were to come prepared with a blanket, three days rations and a firearm.  The plan was to march to Barnagh to take over the train which would have the arms that came into Banna the night before.

Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Saturday, 21 September, 1912; Page: 3
LORD Kitchener’s Birthplace. To the Editor Kerry Evening Post. Kilmeany Sept. 18th 1912.
, Sir—I see that there is still some doubt as to where Lord Kitchener was born. Allow me to tell you there is no man now living can tell that more certain than I can. My father was agent to the late Mr Peirce Mahony. It was he let the Villa House in Coolbrehe, part of the Gunsboro properly, to Colonel Kitchener. He lived there over twelve months, when Lord Kitchener was born and I need not tell you how overjoyed the Colonel was. Most likely did he expect an issue. I recollect the day he was born as clearly as yesterday. I was then about 14 years old. His lordship must be now about 63 years. This puts an end to all future doubt. Let his lordship like it or not, he was born in North Kerry.

Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Wednesday, 12 October, 1898; Page: 3
CORK BUTTER MARKET—This Day Fresh Butter- 91s. to 80s. In market—283 firkins.
The following appears in the Irish Times—Sir,—Perhaps you will kindly afford me space in the next issue of your paper for this letter clearing up, as it does reliably, the birth place of the hero of the day.-the Sirdar.
He was born at Gunsboro’, Co. Kerry, on the I5th June 1850  and baptized the 22nd of the following September by the late Rev Robert Sandes, rector of the parish, Ballylongford, in which Gunsboro is. The father of  the Sirdar, was serving in India in an infantry regiment, and exchanged on promotion to a Cavalry  regiment, and retired. He married a Miss Chevalier, daughter of an English clergyman (I. think), came over on a holiday to lreland, and he happened in his movements to reach Dublin and went into the Landed Estates Court just as a large tract of land was selling. The extent being large, and the bidding, low he thought of trying a bid, and finally he became the purchaser at a figure of about £3,000. Shortly after he came over to have a look at his purchase, brought his wife and one or  two children, his eldest son, Chevalier Kitchener, being one of them. He was lent the use of Gunsboro’ House by the then owner, the late Mr Pierce Mahony. Afterwards he settled up a sort of bungalow dwelling on the estate. He purchased Ballygoughlan, lying between Glin and Tarbert, and commenced to reclaim and work the property. He then took in two young English gentlemen as pupils to learn farming, and to assist him in his very large undertaking. Sometime after he sold two slices of the estate to his pupils—one part to a Mr Harris for about £1,000, and the other to Mr Thomas W Peile for a similar amount. Finally, he sold all that remained for something like £14,000 to the late Mr Thomas Beale Browne.
Colonel Kitchener also bought the lands of Crotto, county Kerry, and sold it also to Mr Browne, and  then he left the country.—Yours, etc., ; L J KIGGELL. MAJOR. Cahara, Glin, Co Limerick, 8th Oct, 1898.

Irish Examiner 1841-current, Tuesday, 13 May, 1969; Page: 55
The death of Jack Walshe. Gunsboro. Listowel, removes from the locality a very popular member of the farming community and one of Kerry’s most prominent members of the old I.R.A. He was Vice-Comdt. 8th Batt. North Kerry Old I.R.A. and was brother of Comdt. Paddy Walshe, one of the three Gortaglanna martyrs. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Shelia Walshe and four daughters. William Walshe, brother: Mrs. Margaret Hartnett, Ballybunion, sister; Patsy Walshe. U.D.C. chairman. Listowel; Maurice Walshe. do., nephews: Mrs Peggy Walshe. Market St., do., niece.
Irish Independent 1905-current, Tuesday, 15 September, 1959

DEATHS: HEFFERNAN (nee’ McGrath (Listowel. Co. Kerry)—Sept. 14, 1959. at the residence of her sister Mrs Dowling. Woodford. Mary, relic of John Heffernan. Gunsboro. Liselton: deeply regretted. R I P. Remains will be removed to St. Mary’s parish Church, Listowel to-day (Tuesday) at 4o’c. (S.T.I. Solemn Requiem Mass to-morrow (Wednesday) at 10.30 o’c. S.T.I.. Funeral same day at 12 o’c. (S.T.I to Knockanure Cemetery.

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