Knockanure Notes — 27th October, 2013

WELCOME to Bishop Raymond who will celebrate Mass in Moyvane Church on November 3rd at 11am. Bishop Ray will celebrate Vigil Mass on Saturday night , 2nd Nov., at 7.00pm in Listowel, will celebrate the 8.45am Mass in Lixnaw on Sunday morning, the 11.00 Mass in Moyvane and then visit Duagh for lunch.

BEST WISHES to Tommy Stack of Knockanure who is competing in Paris in the U18 Power Soccer World Cup.

KNOCK: Duagh pilgrimage to Knock, Will take place on Saturday December 7th accompanied by Fr. Pat Moore,  in Duagh at the Church at 8am,  please contact 087 413 8934.

SOCIAL: Newtownsandes Creamery Social will be held at the Devon Inn on 15th November.

FAIR in Athea on Nov.2nd. Watch out for tribute to Pat Brosnan at Fr. Casey Hall on Sunday Nov. 3rd at 3pm.

REUNION: To mark the 150th Anniversary of the opening of Ballyloughane on the 11th of May 1863 a re-union event will be held in the Devon Inn on Sunday 3rd of November at 3.00pm.

JOURNALS: Athea and Ballyguiltenane editors are now collecting material for their December editions.

SCHOOL is well decorated with children’s artwork for Halloween, I notice Kearney’s Window also reflects the season.

EVENTS: Shaun O Dowd and Hanora  at Hanrahan’s in Moyvane on 28th Oct. Listowel Mart Opening Dairy Sale 30th Oct. Pioneer Social Carlton Hotel 1st Nov. Abbeyfeale Garry McMahon Weekend starts Nov. 1st. Scor na nOg North Kerry Competition at Marian Hall Moyvane Nov. 2nd. Charity Ceili at Devon Hotel in aid of missions on Nov. 2nd. Kerry Women’s Interactive Network Conference at the Manor West Hotel on Fri. Nov. 8th, more from 087 6356 353. Castleisland Horse Fair Nov. 1st.

RAMBLING  HOUSE in the Seanchaí Centre, on Thur., 31st Oct., at 9.00pm.  Admission free.  Details from 068 22212.

NEW MOON on Nov. 3rd. Weather has got extremely wet over the past week.

WIN: Athea won Limerick In Bloom competition, adjudication took place during July, last year they came second.

KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL Chapel of Christ the Healer, Annual November Mass for patients (Including those who died by stillbirth and miscarriage) who died in Kerry General Hospital during the year will be celebrated in the Hospital Chapel on Monday November 4th at 7.30pm. Relatives and friends invited.

SYMPATHY: At a recent Board Of Management meeting in Scoil Chorp Chríost, Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed- The Kennelly family, Gortdromagowna on the death of Maggie Kennelly – The McEnery family, Listowel on the death of Johnny McEnery – John & Clare Horgan Listowel on the death of Paddy Leavy, Mullingar
– The Neville & McDermott family Listowel, on the death of John Neville. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

ANNIVERSARIES: Nuala Doige, Sr. Bridget McMahon, Kathleen Scully, Hannah Scanlon, Maureen Dowling, Joan Keane, James O Connor, Denis McEvoy, Kathy Moran, Bridie Keating Dore, John Houlihan, Bub Flavin, Canon John Sheehy, Mary Agnes Barrett, Geoffrey Harnett, Peggy Mulvihill, Sr. Eucharia Leahy, Mass on Tues. 29th at 7.30pm for Dan & Mary Nolan. Mass on Thurs. 31st Knockanure at  6.30pm for Deceased members of the Lynch Family. Mass on Fri. 1st November Feast of All Saints , Masses at 10am Knockanure and Moyvane at 11am. Mass on Sat. 2nd All Souls 10am Knockanure for November Intentions and 7.30pm in Moyvane for November Intentions. Mass on Sun. 3rd 10.00am For the People of the Parish and the 11.00am Mass is for  Tim O’Connor, Inchamore.

DEATH took place of Fr Sean Dillon on Thursday 24th October 2013 at St Patrick’s Missionary Society, Kiltegan, Co. Wicklow and formerly of Listowel, Lisselton. and Nigeria.  Deeply regretted by his sisters-in-law, Bridie and Ann, his nieces and nephews his Kiltegan family.  Father Sean is predeceased by his brothers, Thomas, Dermot and Michael. Funeral Mass on Sunday, Oct. 27th, at 12 noon followed by burial in the Society Cemetery. Fr Sean was ordained in 1951 and attended Churchyard masses in the Parish in remembrance of his Connor ancestors. In his young day he was a regular visitor to his relations Jack Maggie O Connor of Gortdronagowna.  Jack and Mai died in 1984 and Sheila  O Connor died in 1986 and are buried at Ahavvoher.

DIED, Catherine Connell aged 100 years on 30th October 1868 at Listowel Workhouse.

LOTTO Results 18th Oct. 2013, Numbers Drawn were 1-8-14-16, No Winner jackpot of E10,700. Lucky Dips went to the following; Kathleen Sheehan, Moyvane;
Derry & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s; Michael & Linda Carmody, Duagh; Eileen lynch, Asdee; Mike Dillon, c/o Amber; Bar Prize Kathleen Carmody. 25th Oct.  Jackpot E10,800.

ST JOHNS: Thurs 31st, Gerry Carney – Singer Songwriter. A writer and singer of many memorable songs:  The Cottage By The Sea, The Flame It Just Flickered And Died and “Paddy”- Ireland’s most popular song since The Fields Of Athenry.

REUNION: To mark the 150th anniversary of the opening of Ballyloughane National School on  May 11th 1863, a reunion will be held in Devon Hotel, contact John O’Sullivan 086-8539297.

SINGING: The West Limerick Singing Club will hold the 5th Annual Gary McMahon singing weekend in Abbeyfeale from Friday November 1st to Sunday November 3rd.   The event will include singing sessions in the Ramble Inn and Leens Hotel on Friday and Saturday nights.  Workshop on composing traditional ballads is on at Saint Ita’s Hall on Saturday morning from 10.30am to The   newly composed ballad competition will be held on Saturday afternoon in the Ramble Inn at 4pm. Aifreann an Riocht on Sunday at 12 noon in the Church. A tribute to Pat Brosnan on Sunday at 3pm, in Father Casey’s GAA Clubhouse.

EVENING OF REFLECTION AND SUPPORT FOR THE BEREAVED, including those touched by suicide, facilitated by Console. Tuesday November 12th at 8pm in St. John’s Parish Centre. Tralee.

CHURCH NEWS: November 1st The Feast of All Saints, is a Holyday of Obligation. Friday 1st November is the First Friday of the month. Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon. Diocesan Collection for Irish Church Commissions and Agencies on the 2nd & 3rd Nov.
Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm, Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm
Readers:- Vigil Seline Mulvihill, 11.00am Karina Stack;
Knockanure, 10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy
Collectors for Nov. Vigil Jack Shine & Myles Kearney
11am Con Noonan & Den Hanrahan; Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody.

HUGH O’FLAHERTY MEMORIAL: Official Opening by Micheal O’Muircheartaigh at Muckross Schoolhouse on Sunday 27th.  New play on O’Flaherty by Donal Courtney – “God Has No Country” – the Malton Hotel Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday (Oct 29th/30th/31st) – Book  064 6637928 or also available on the door.  Unveiling of Memorial on Wednesday October 30th at 3.00.p.m. Mission Road.

SOULS: Indulgences for all the Holy Souls: 1. From 12 noon on 1st November until midnight on 2nd November, all who have confessed, received Holy Communion, and prayed for the Pope’s intentions (one Our Father and Hail Mary or any other prayer of one’s choice) can gain one plenary indulgence by visiting a Church or oratory, and there reciting one Our Father and the Apostles’ Creed. This indulgence is applicable only to the souls of the departed. Confessions may be made at any time within the week preceding or the week following 1st November. Holy Communion may be received on any day from the 1st November to the 8th November.

2. The Faithful who visit a cemetery and pray for the dead may gain a plenary indulgence applicable only to the Holy Souls on the usual conditions once per day from the 1st to 8th November. The conditions mentioned above apply also for this.

BLESSING  OF  THE  GRAVES:  You are invited to come to your local cemetery on Sunday next, November 3rd, to pray for your own dead.  Canon Declan, Listowel, will lead a short prayer service (lasting 10 minutes) in each of our graveyards, where we will pray for all our dead buried in that cemetery.  The schedule is as follows:- 3.00pm St. Michael’s Cemetery / 3.30pm John Paul II Cemetery (inclusive of Teampaillín Ban) / 4.00pm Finuge Cemetery.  This is one small way where we can publicly remember our loved ones during the month.

FILM:  There is a Film available on the Divine Mercy and St. Faustina. Anyone wishing to show this film to a group of people in their home or a hall can contact Bernard & Rita at (067) 33001 or (087) 2612410.

BUS: Kerry Community Transport run a bus to Listowel weekly. Telephone Lo Call 1890 528 528 for pick up points in Moyvane.

CAMP: Names are currently being taken for a Halloween Activity Camp to be held at the Listowel Family Resource Centre from Oct. 29th – Nov. 1st inclusive. The camp runs from 9.30am – 1.30pm daily and is aimed at children of primary school age. Further details from 068 23584.

MEALA: The Monthly Meeting of the Meala Bereavement Support Group takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday October 30th at 8pm. New members welcome.

QUIT: “Like to Quit Smoking?” A HSE 6 week ‘Stop Smoking’ support group will take place in the Family Resource Centre, Listowel on Monday 4th Nov. to Monday 9th Dec. from 6.30pm to 7.30pm. The course is free. Please confirm booking as places are limited with Mary: 066 – 7195617, Community Services, H.S.E. South, Rathass, Tralee.

GUIDE DOGS: It will cost Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind over €4 million to provide  services in 2013. 80% of funding comes through donations and volunteer led fundraising activity in communities nationwide. The cost of a working dog over its lifetime is €38,000. Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind trains more dogs and more clients every year and it is constantly developing its programmes. The organisation is in its 38th year.
 If you can help please contact, 021 4878238, Email [email protected]

CONCERT: A Celebration of life in Music, Aine Nic Ghabhann Memorial Concert on Friday, 8th November 2013, INEC Killarney 8.00pm. Proceeds to South West Counselling Centre, Killarney and Kerry Rape Crisis Centre.  Tickets available at South West Counselling Centre.  For more information call 064-6636416.

FIRST: The University of Notre Dame in Indiana had their first hurling match on 19th Oct. 2013 at the Lacrosse Stadium, it was sponsored by Aer Lingus,  Leinster  won.
Leinster (Ireland): James Skehill (Galway), Jackie Tyrrell (Kilkenny), JJ Delaney (Kilkenny), Tommy Walsh (Kilkenny), Liam Rushe (Dublin), Lee Chin (Wexford), Aidan Harte (Galway), Cathal Parlon (Offaly), Davy Glennon (Galway), Richie Hogan (Kilkenny), Niall Healy (Galway), Neil McManus (Antrim), Jack Guiney (Wexford), Shane Dooley (Offaly).
Munster (Fighting Irish): Nickie Quaid (Limerick), Donal O’Grady (Limerick), James Ryan (Limerick), Gavin O’Mahony (Limerick), Graeme Mulcahy (Limerick), Paudie O’Brien (Limerick), Tom Condon (Limerick), Declan Hannon (Limerick), Wayne McNamara (Limerick), Eoin Kelly (Tipperary), Lar Corbett (Tipperary), Patrick Maher (Tipperary), Paul Curran (Tipperary), Shane O’Sullivan (Waterford).”

On July 1  1881, a deputation of Irish agricultural labourers waited upon Mr. Forster at the Irish offices, Great Queen Street, Westminster, to urge upon him the necessity of taking steps to ameliorate the condition of the Irish labourers. The deputation, which was introduced by W. H. O’Sullivan, M. P., included Father Kennedy, of Kilmeady, Co  Limerick and Messrs. Johnson, Hession, Upton, Peter OLeary and Mr. T. Campbell, Secretary of (The League of the Cross. There were also present Mitchell Henrv, M. P. Major Nolan, M. P. Col. Colthurst. M. P. Dwyer Gray, M. P. A. M. Sullivan, M. P. Jacob Bright, M. P. Theobald Fry, M. P. The O’Gorman Mahon, M. P. Mr. Molloy, M. P. Mr. Mc Farlane. M. P. Count Moore, M. P. Mr. Errington, M. P. Villiars Stuart, M. P. Mr. Givan M. P. Sir Eardley Wilmot, M. P. Thomas Burt, M.P. O’Connor Power, M. P. and Dr. Kinnear, M. P. Mr. W. H. O’Sullivan, in introducing the deputation, said he felt it to be a pleasure in introducing to the Irish Secretary a body representing the Irish agricultural labourers. No one who knew anything about Ireland could fail to take a deep interest in the condition of the Irish agricultural labourers, and the number of members of the House of Commons present would show how the matter was regarded by the Irish representatives (hear, hear). Father Kennedy, Shanagolden, Limerick, said there were two great wants of the Irish labourer the first was the want of decent houses and the second the want of remunerative wages. As a priest he was constantly in the homes of the poor, and he often found that there was only one apartment for a whole family. He suggested that some means should be taken to provide better homes for the labourers, and also to provide them with more constant employment Mr. Enright, a farm labourer, said he was compelled to go three miles to his work each day in all weathers, and after he reached there, he was employed digging drains, he had frequently to stand in water all day. His earnings, taking the average all the year round, was 9d. or lOd. a day, and out of that he had to pay 18s a year rent. He lived, with his wife and five children, in one apartment, and they had only one bed, as he had never been able to afford a second bed. His eldest child was a girl of 13, and he had two boys one 7 and one 5 years old. He seldom had more than two meals a day for himself and family, and sometimes not that. His breakfast was stir about, and so was his supper. His father had been an agricultural labourer, and he had always worked for farmers. He had lived in the same house for thirteen years, and had always repaired it at his own cost. Even if he had a second bed there was no room in his cottage for it. He was 33 years of age. Mr Upton, Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, said he was a carpenter, and knew of many poor families paying an exorbitant rent for their cottages, where men were only earning Is. 6d. a day. These men were frequently out of work in the winter, and, as they were able-bodied, they could not get out-door relief, and many of them sent their children out to beg to keep them from starvation. Many men had to do that whose fathers had been decent farmers some years ago, and it was hard that they had had to go begging to China and Japan (hear, hear). Mr, Hession, a farmer, said there were clauses in the leases of many farms to prevent the farmers building labourers’ cottages under a penalty of £100. (Mr. Johnson: I know of a case in which a farmer built one, and the landlord came in and pulled it down.) There was a clause to that effect in his own lease. He held two farms of 233 Irish acres. Mr. Forster, interpreting what he believed to be the sentiments of the Government promised that when they came to deal with the question which, however, would not be before the Land Bill was disposed of the Government would not fail to confer upon the agricultural labourers of Ireland those benefits they proposed to confer upon the same class in England. With regard to the more immediate object, there was no real difference about the facts of the case, for all admitted that the state of the Irish agricultural labourer was one urgently needing reform. The question was, how were they to deal with it So far as the present session was concerned it would, as they knew, be entirely occupied, so far as all practical purposes were concerned, with the passing of the Land Bill, in which so large a portion of the Irish people were concerned. He was, therefore, satisfied that no action could be taken in this matter before the rising of Parliament, but he would undertake to say the Land Bill, if it would not improve the state of the Irish agricultural labourers, would certainly not injure them (hear, hear). To his mind the real root of their grievances was the lack of industrial employments. If they could but hit upon some plan for improving the labour market, they would do much to better the position of the labouring classes of Ireland. The deputation then thanked Mr. Forster and withdrew.

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