Knockanure Notes – 28th July, 2013

CEMETERY Masses on Monday 5th in Ahavoher, Tuesday 6th in Knockanure and Wednesday 7th in Murhur. All Masses at 8pm.

MEALA: The Monthly Meeting of the Meala Bereavement Support Group takes place at the Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday July 31st at 8pm. New members welcome.

ICA  evening out in Killarney on Friday, August 6th. Dinner, Cabaret with the Dublin City Ramblers at the INEC,  Names  to Eileen Roche at 49337 by Thursday, August 1st.

NOTICE: Defibrillator Committee Knockanure: ” The Defibrillator is available at the Community Centre Knockanure- the key is in a glass case beside it, anybody trained or skilled to operate the Defibrillator can access it, unfortunately the committee do not have enough trained responders to operate this service. We are and have been seeking members of the community to come and be trained but to date we do NOT have sufficient numbers to have the service operational. Training will be done in house by our qualified trainers Ann Flavin and Margaret Carmody. This service to our community is of the utmost importance and we would request as many people to make contact to avail of the training in order that the service if and when required is fully operational with trained responders. Contact No’s Margaret 087 2976304 Ann 086 3090948 .

BEST WISHES to the Tidy Towns groups who are making every effort to make villages and towns looking good.

MEETING: Moyvane /Knockanure Senior Citizens Meeting will be held in the Marian Hall on Tuesday 30th July at 8pm.

SEISIUN at the Arms Hotel every Wednesday night at 9pm during the summer season. Also at Devon Hotel every Thursday night.

EVENTS: Asdee Gathering takes place over the August Bank Holiday Weekend; Ballylongford Gathering runs from August 6th to 8th; Kilfeighney Cemetery Friday 2nd August at 8pm. Also Historical Gathering Service, Sunday 25th August at 3pm.

NIGHT VIGIL on First Friday 2nd August St. Mary’s Church Tarbert. First Friday Mass at 7.30pm. First Saturday Mass at 12.00 midnight.

DEATH took place on 21st July 2013 of  Rev. Fr. Timothy (Thady) Gunn (Retired PP, Our Lady of the Rosary, Davyhulme, Manchester and late of Lyre, Lisselton. Fr. Thady was predeceased by his sister Nora;  survived  by his brothers Joe and John, sisters-in-law Kathleen and Catherine, nephews, nieces, grandnieces, fellow priests in the Diocese of Salford, cousins, relatives and friends. Requiem Mass for Fr Gunn was celebrated at St. Theresa`s Church, Ballydonoghue on 23rd July,  followed by Interment in Lisselton Cemetery. Father Gunn was in his seventy-sixth year, the fiftieth year of his Sacred Priesthood.

Tim was born on 13th May 1938, and was baptised in the parish church in Ballydonoghue,  was educated at Presentation College, Cork and St. Patrick’s College, Carlow. He was ordained by the Rt. Rev. Thomas Keogh, Bishop of Kildare, in Carlow Cathedral, on 6th June 1964.

ANNIVERSARIES: Jim Kennelly, Bridie Stackpoole, Hannah Dore Flynn, Tom Leahy, Paddy A Kearney, Mary O Sullivan, Mick Buckley, Pat Stack, Tom Geoghegan, Alfred A O Rahilly, John Guiney, Maureen Beasley, Martin Sheehy, Paddy Rochford,  Mass on Wed. 31st in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Matt & Bridget Costello & deceased members of the Costello Family; Mass on Thurs. 1st Aug. in Knockanure at 7.30pm for Jerry Clancy; Mass on Fri. 2nd at 7.30pm for Dan & Tessie O’Connor; mass on Sat. 3rd at 7.30pm for Martin Sheehy and the Sun. 4th 10.00am Mass is for  Johnny Murphy.

FIRST FRIDAY; Next Friday is the First Friday of the month. Usual Communion Rounds, Knockanure in the morning and Moyvane in the afternoon.

LOTTO  Results for Knockanure GAA, 19th July, Jackpot was E9,400 Numbers Drawn were 9-15-29-31, No Winner.
Lucky Dips went to; E.O Connor, c/o Teresa Collins; Pauline Woods, Knockanure; Rachel Hanrahan, Ballylongford; Eleanor Goulding, Kilmorna; Patsy Meehan, Kilmorna; Bar prize Jason Quinn. Lotto Results for 26th July Jackpot, E9,500, Numbers Drawn, 4-7-14-26 No Winner. Lucky Dips, Dolly Stack, Listowel; Trish Rogan, Lisaniskea; Pat & Bridget, c/o Kevin’s;
Henry Finucane, Lisaniskea; Dolly Stack, Listowel; Bar Prize Gerard Greaney; Next Weeks Jackpot E9,600.

THOUGHT: When the soul is plunged into the fire of divine love, like iron it first loses its blackness, and then growing to white heat, it becomes like unto the fire itself.
Author Unknown

DRAMA AT THE SEANCHAI: The Seanchai Centre, Listowel will run a series of performances of the works of the Kerry writers including John B. Keane & Bryan MacMahon every Wednesday, Thursday & Friday from noon to 2 pm during July & August, as part of the tour of the Kerry Writers’ Museum. For more information tel. (068) 22212.

CARBOOT SALE: West Limerick 102 Community Radio will hold their next car boot sale and indoor market, in Newcastle West Community Centre on Sunday 4th August from 9am to 3pm.

KNOCKPATRICK: Mass will be celebrated in historic Knockpatrick Graveyard on Sunday 11th August at 2.30pm. This is the burial place of Charlotte Grace O’Brien, poet, writer and philanthropist, who was born in Cahermoyle in 1845. All are welcome to attend.

HERBAL WORKSHOP; Christine Best will be holding a workshop on August Bank Holiday Monday from 1pm until 5.30 at the Community College, Tralee. Contact 086 1939217.

YOUTH 2000 SUMMER FESTIVAL at Cistercian College, Roscrea, Co. Tipperary from Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th August 2013. 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 form towns throughout Ireland. For more information and to book online see or phone 01-6753690.

LOUGH DERG: The Year of Faith will end on 24th November. It invites us to reflect on our journey of life.  A pilgrimage to Lough Derg is one way for you to answer the call to renewal in faith, personally or as part of a group. The Three Day Pilgrimage season ends on 15th August.  For information on bookings or public transport, phone 071 9861518, (from NI 00353 71 9861518) email [email protected], online

EMIGRANTS: Father John McCarthy a Limerick man, is the emigrant chaplain at St. Brendan’s parish in Dorchester,  Boston As an emigrant pastor he estimates there are 10,000 Irish undocumented  among his  flock. Read more:–215052501.html#ixzz2ZyhMT8kr

Abbé Henri Essex Edgeworth de Firmont had the title Grand Vicaire, with responsibility for all the Catholics of Paris, he wrote to a priest friend,

Almighty God has baffled my measures, and ties me to this land of horrors by chains I have not the liberty to shake off. The case is this: the wretched master [the King] charges me not to quit this country, as I am the priest whom he intends to prepare him for death. And should the iniquity of the nation commit this last act of cruelty, I must also prepare myself for death, as I am convinced the popular rage will not allow me to survive an hour after the tragic scene; but I am resigned. Could my life save him I would willingly lay it down, and I should not die in vain.

The evening before January 21, 1793, the Abbé fell in tears at the King’s feet. Louis helped him up, made his last confession and then bade farewell to the Queen and their children. The Commune having reluctantly allowed the Abbé to put on vestments, as clerical dress had been forbidden; he said Mass and gave the King his last Communion. Abbe Edgeworth  died the 22nd May 1807, aged 62.

METEORITE: The Limerick meteorite fell on September 10, 1813, with several stones falling in county Limerick near Scagh, Adare, Brasky and Faha. Witnesses reported a “huge fireball in the sky” and loud explosions that resembled the sound of heavy artillery. One of the meteorites fell close to a witness and was immediately dug out of the soft earth. The meteorite was said to be warm to the touch with a sulphurous smell.

A report in the Limerick Chronicle of 11 Sept 1813; “Yesterday morning at about nine o’clock, there was the most dreadful thunder heard in the direction of Patrickwell, towards Adare and Rathkeale”, and went on to state that “large fragments of atmospheric stones” accompanied the thunder which was “violent and continued for a considerable time.”

CONGRATULATIONS to our neighbours, Limerick won their first Munster minor hurling title in 29 years, score 1-20 to 4-8 win over Waterford in Semple Stadium.

TRIP: The Great Southern Trail has been granted a complimentary group return rail journey by Iarnród Éireann and proposes to avail of their generosity by making a visit to the West of Ireland.
The plan is to commence the tour from Limerick Station at 9a.m. on Sunday 1st Sept. by boarding the direct train to Galway. At Galway we transfer to a coach for a full day tour of Connemara visiting Ballynahinch Castle, Clifden, Kylemore, Leenane and entering Westport from the Croagh Patrick direction. Lunch will be provided on the day along with a light evening meal.
On arrival in Westport we check-in to our hotel for two nights B+B and 1 Dinner(on the second evening). On Monday we will be transferred by coach to Achill to begin our, mostly downhill, cycle along the Great Western Greenway Anyone unable to complete the entire 25 miles will be picked up by mini-bus along the way.
Tuesday morning will be free to explore Westport before departing from the local station on the 1.10p.m. train via Roscommon, Athlone and Portarlington (change trains) arriving in Limerick at 5.40p.m. where the tour ends.
The cost of €200 covers everything outlined above on the basis of sharing a room. A single room (limited amount) will increase the cost to €240. A minimum of 20 persons is required to operate the trip, if you are interested. Contact, Liam O’Mahony
[email protected]

GUNS:  United States in 2010, the rate of firearm deaths was 10 people per 100,000, while for traffic accidents it was 12 per 100,000. Firearm-related deaths totaled 31,672 in 2010.

firearms deaths has exceeded traffic fatalities in several states, including Arizona, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Michigan, Nevada and Oregon, records show. The rate is equal in Ohio and Pennsylvania.

In 1999, 87 people intentionally killed themselves through car accidents; the number increased to 104 in 2009, according to the CDC. However, researchers at the Suicide Prevention Center have said as many as 2% of car accidents may be suicides, and that they are often reported as accidents.

The number of firearm deaths by “intentional self harm” was 16,599 in 1999, and 18,735 in 2009 – a 13% increase, according to the CDC.

Deaths from accidental discharges dropped from 824 in 1999 to 600 in 2009. Firearm homicides rose from 10,828 in 1999 to 11,493 in 2009, a 6% increase.

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