Knockanure Notes — 28th August, 2016

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House Thursday next Sept 1st starting at 9pm. Contact Ann on 086/3090948.Social Day for the Active Retired on Monday 12th Sept. Music by Stevie Donegan. If attending ring 49799. New members welcome.

CHIROPODIST: In the Marian Hall on Tuesday 30th August at 10.30am. To book with Eileen Quinn on 49472.

THANK YOU: From Kerry Parents and Friends to all who contributed and helped with their recent Church Gate Collection both in Moyvane and Knockanure, which raised €723.

JAMES Fogarty raised €1,735 on behalf of Aras Mhuire Nursing Home in the recent Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle. James wishes to sincerely thank all who sponsored him or collected sponsorship for him.

CONGRATULATIONS to Tiger O Flaherty who recently completed his 100th Marathon, he began his marathon running on his 48th birthday. BLOOD DONOR CLINIC will take place on this Monday 29th & Tuesday 30th August 5-8pm. each evening in the Listowel Arms Hotel. 3000 units of blood are required every week. 1000 people receive blood or a blood product every week.

VINTAGE DAY in Knockanure recently had to be rearranged, due to the wet weather, the committee deserve our thanks for their dedication and energy. Most of the usual activities took place, but on a smaller scale than usual.

LISTOWEL ACTIVE RETIRED Resumes on 6th September 2016 in St. Patrick’s Hall at 2.30pm. New members always welcome. LOTTO: Knockanure GAA lotto results for Friday 26th August. No winner of 15,100 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 4, 7, 14, 28, Lucky dip winners of €25 were 1. Willie Pierce, c/o Speedys Bar; 2. Tim Keane, Clounbrane, Moyvane,; 3. Robyn Holly, c/o Kevin’s Bar, Listowel, 4. Dolly Stack, Listowel,; 5. D&M Collins, Lisaniska, c/o TF. Next jackpot €15,200 with draw to
be held on Friday 2nd September.

GERARD BARRETT’S FILM SMALLTOWN: TV3 on Sept 1st. See TV schedule for time. Great to
see Gerard and Fr. Moore on TV on Saturday night last.

MATCH: Many from the district went to the match. Kerry will be back again.

FAREWELL Mass and Gathering will be held for Fr. O’Shea in Abbeyfeale on Friday 2nd September, starting at 7pm, all welcome.

FRIDAY is First Friday of the month, usual devotions.

HERITAGE Week, was a great opportunity to sample the huge number of events available, pity more do not avail of what was freely available.

JOB: Vacancy exists on community employment for Project Administrator, Resource Centre, Lyreacrompane. If eligible, please contact 087/2747626.

SPRINGMOUNT GRAVEYARD maintenance & clean up on Thursday evening at 5.30. All adult help welcome.

PATTERN Day Ballyheigue September 8th.

CANONISATION OF MOTHER TERESA: On Sunday, September 4 in the Year of Mercy Pope Francis will canonise Mother Teresa .

DEATHS: Donie Cahill, Brosna and Abbeyfeale, on 20th August 2016. Sympathy to his wife
Freda, sons Don and Anthony, daughters Niamh, Sheena and Oonagh, brothers John, Bill,
Paddy and Tom, sisters Nora, Mary, Julia and Kathleen.

DEATH took place recently of Sr. Rose Flynn, Coolaneelig and Liverpool.

SYMPATHY to Mary Stack, Glenalappa on the death of her brother-in-law Paddy Lagan, Maghara, Co. Derry who died recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Dan Ahern, Geraldine Hagerty, Denis McGrath, Henry Brosnan, MichaelGriffin, Madeline Moloney, Mai Scanlon, Liam Nolan, Ml Joe Daly, Margaret Kennelly, Moss McGrath, Jim Barry, Dick O’Connor, Charles Gullin, Mass in Moyvane: Fri 2nd at 7.00pm for Denis McEvoy, & Deceased Members of the McEvoy & Foley Families. Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Shauna Banet, Co. Leitrim. Sun 4th at 11.00am for Nora & Mick Roche. Mass in Knockanure: Thurs 1st at 7.30pm for Deceased Members of the Lynch Family. Sun 4th
at 10.00am for Mary O’Connor, Keylod.

EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: Times were changed during the month of August. Normal times. KNOCKANURE Tuesday 10am to 6pm and MOYVANE Wednesday 10am to 7pm will resume from September 6th/7th.SECOND COLLECTION: Green Envelopes (Dues – Parish Priest collection) at all Masses next weekend 3rd/4th .

WORK AVAILABLE – CE SCHEMES: Care Assistant with Kerry Parents & Friends in Listowel 19½ hours per week. Admin Assistant & Receptionist in St. John’s Theatre and Art Centre, The Square, Listowel -19½ hours per week. General Operative with Moyvane Development Association -19½ hours per week. Admin Assistant/Receptionist & Active Retired Coordinator in Knockanure Community Centre. 19½ hours per week. Applications to DSP Employment Services, Listowel ( 068/50026,contact Noelle O’Connell, Project Supervisor at 068/23810. Proposed starting dates 19th September.NEW MOON on September 1st;

LISTOWEL RACE WEEK ACCOMODATION OFFICE: now open located at Seanchai Centre Listowel. They are looking for single or twin rooms as near to the town as possible. WEST LIMERICK

TOASTMASTERS: The new season of Toastmasters begins at the Desmond Complex on Wednesday, September 7 from 8-10pm.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB: West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn Bar, Abbeyfeale. The next session will take place on Friday, September 2 at 9.30pm.VOLUNTEERS SOUGHT: Special Olympics Athletes and Volunteers will be resuming after the summer break on Tuesday, September 13 at 7pm. in the Community Centre, NCW. Looking forward to meeting you. Contact Maureen 087 9845102.

LISDOONVARNA TRIP: A bus will leave NCW on Wednesday, September 14 at 10am and bus will depart Lisdoonvarna at 11pm. If interested contact Maureen 087 9845102.

HOLY CROSS THURLES: A bus will leave Abbeyfeale Church on Sunday, August 28 at 10am on pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey. Contact 0667131328 or 0872426580 for further details.

‘FREE TO BE’ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSE: This Personal Development Course (6week programme) starts Tuesday morning September 27 from 10am to 12 noon in the Further Education and Training Centre Abbeyfeale. Discover personal strengths in a safe confidential space. Anybody who feels they can commit to 2 hours on a Tuesday morning for 6 weeks are welcome For further information or queries or to book a place, contact Mary at West Limerick Resources on 087 938 2883 or Nora on 068 31198.

PRAYER AND REFLECTION TIME. You are invited to join in a short time of prayer and reflection in Tralee Town Park at 10.45am on Thursday next 1st September to mark WorldDay of Prayer for the Care of Creation (Meet near the fountain). Fáilte roimh cách, Everyone is welcome.

GRAVEYARD Mass next year 2017; August 7th (Holiday Monday) 8pm Ahavoher. August 8th (Tuesday) 8pm Knockanure. August 9th (Wednesday) 8pm Murhur.

KNOCK AIRPORT, Last Sunday the busiest day of the year at the airport -38 flights to and from 11 different UK & European destinations with over 3,500 passengers passing through.

FLEADH Cheoil na hEireann 2016. Darragh Curtin Brosna CCE All Ireland Senior Fiddle Champion 2016. This is the first time since the competition was started in 1951 that a competitor from Kerry has won the senior Fiddle. Kieran Mackessy Ballydonoghue/Lisselton CCE, U12 All Ireland Champion.

GAMES: Duagh/Lyre Community Games Congratulations to the U15 Girls Futsal team who won Gold in the All Ireland competition recently Ally Buckley, Amanda, Tony, Cathy Johnson, Ella Morris, Mairead McKenna, Mary Bates, Michelle Walsh and Sarah O’Brien. Congratulations also to Erin Welch who won Pewter in the Girls U14 Art.

VOCATIONS AFTERNOON: Poor Clare Sisters Vocations Afternoon on the Saturday 17th September from 2pm -4.30pm, at the Poor Clare Monastery, College Rd. Cork. All welcome.

PILGRIMAGE TO LOURDES: 2nd to 7th October ex Kerry Airport. Spiritual Directors: Fr. Kieran O’Brien and Fr. Brendan Walsh. Contact Sol Travel 066 7124111.

LOUGH DERG: offers one day retreats on 4th, 6th, 7th, 10th, 12th, 13th, 17th, 18th & 24thSeptember. A Day of Friendship & Prayer’ on Wednesday 14th September. This ecumenical day is an opportunity to gather as a Christian pilgrim family. Guest Speaker: Most Reverend Patricia Storey, Church of Ireland Bishop of Meath & Kildare. ‘Living With Suicide’ on Wednesday 21st September. This day offers those who have been affected by suicide in any way an opportunity for deeper understanding and support to ‘make sense of it all’. Guest Speakers: Conor Mc Cafferty, ZEST -Healing the Hurt -& Geraldine Kennedy, a personal experience. Advance booking is essential for all Retreats. For further information contact Maureen or Lorraine on 071/9861518. Email: [email protected] or log onto

CAN YOU BE A BEFRIENDER? Refugee families from Syria and Iraq are settling in Tralee and at the Tralee International Resource Centre we want to run a ‘Befriending’ programme to help them integrate and settle into life here. Volunteer Befrienders will receive full training and support. Open Evening on Monday Sep 12th at 6.30pm at TIRC, St Patricks Bungalows, Boherbee, Tralee. For more information Phone: 066 7127918 email: [email protected]

RIO: The Rio 2016 website announced that more than half of the total tickets will be available for low prices, “to ensure that all sections of Brazilian society will be able to attend the Games.” The site reports that 3.8 million tickets will cost R$70 or less, which amounts to about $27 in American currency. The cheapest tickets will sell for R$40, or about $15 in American dollars.The Aug. 5-21 Olympic Games were a distraction for many Brazilians angry over corruption and recession amid its worst financial crisis in decades. Impeachment Trial to Begin for Brazil’s Suspended President Rousseff, news report End August 2016. Dilma Rousseff’s removal would end 13 years of leftist rule. Rousseff is facing charges that she illegally manipulated the government budget. About 60 percent of lawmakers in the Senate and lower house are being investigated for various crimes.

HISTORY: Evening Express (Fifth Edition) 10th October 1907

IRISH RAILWAY OUTRAGE I A train drawn by two engines on the Lartigue Railway, County Kerry, was returning from Ballybunion, when it came into violent collision about 200 yards from Listowel with some sleepers, which had been deliberately placed between the trestles which support the single line on which the trains run. Both engines and all the carriages were derailed, but, fortunately, Mr. McCarthy, the manager, was the only passenger, and,
though badly shaken, neither he nor the drivers and firemen were seriously hurt. The
permanent way was torn up, and much damage done. The train, which had been bringing
people from the Listowel Races, was the last of the day, and the few passengers it carried
had already got out. No trace of the perpetrator of the outrage is at present to be found.

South Wales Daily News 21st December 1881.
At Athea, near Listowel, County Kerry, a farmer, named Coltoner,? while on the way home,
was attacked and savagely beaten by a party of disguised men armed with guns and
pitchforks. The injured man had written letters to Conservative journals, in defence of the
landlords claim.

Flintshire Observer Mining Journal and General Advertiser for the Counties of Flint Denbigh
22nd November 1888. Parnell Commission
A blacksmith who shod a farmer’s horse was boycotted and had to go to a League branch
seeking for mercy,” while he had no trouble since he had paid money to the League. A small
farmer who had been shot in the jaw in the Crimea, and whose utterance was so thick that
his evidence had to be repeated by Mr. Beauchamp, a Limerick solicitor, who is acting for
the Times, told with very dramatic gestures how his house was attacked at night, how he
took refuge on the top of his bed, was dragged down, and shot at, being told that it was
because he had paid his rent. Mr. Davitt suggested that the object of the attack was to rob
him of his pension received a week before, but the man stuck to his story that he was told it
was for paying his rent.

The Western Mail 29th May 1882
On Saturday night a large body of “Moonlighters,” many of whom were armed, went from
house to house on Mr. George Hewson. J.P.’s property, near Listowel, North Kerry, and
compelled the tenants to get out of bed and swear they would not pay their rents on
Monday unless 50 per cent abatement was granted.

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