Knockanure Notes — 28th December, 2022

THANKS to all who went beyond the call of duty over Christmas, both in the church and the community. Thank you very much to all who supplied, various details for the notes, without your help, it would be impossible to keep going.

THANKS to all who participated at Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure Christmas Prayer Service on Tues. 20th Dec. in Corpus Christi Church Knockanure, great variety of music, singing and prayers. Wonderful talent was displayed and was greatly appreciated.

MOYVANE DEVELOPMENT second annual Christmas Dash 6k Run and 3k Walk on Tuesday, December 27. Registration will be at the Community Sports Hall from 11.00am to 11.50am with the Walk/Run starting at 12 noon.

PARISH: Confessions: Moyvane Saturday 6.45pm to 7.15pm; Eucharistic Adoration every Tues. after 10.00am Mass to 11.30am, and Parish Office closed from Thurs. 22nd Dec. to Thurs. 4th Jan.’23.

DEATH of Patsy (Josephine) Meehan (née Moloney) Rathoran, Kilmorna, and formerly of Woodford, Listowel, on Monday, December 19th 2022. Patsy is survived by her husband Tom, daughter Danielle, grandchildren T.J. and Jayden, Danielle’s partner Sam, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Patsy Meehan was celebrated at Duagh Church on Thursday, Funeral afterwards to Reilig Íde Naofa, Abbeyfeale.

DEATH on Tuesday 20th December 2022 of William (Billy) Enright Jnr of Ballymackessy, Ballylongford and originally of the Corner House, Ballylongford. Billy is predeceased by his parents William Snr. and Sheila (Keane) and his son baby William RIP. Billy is survived by his wife Mary, his daughters Marie, Sheila and Sandra, Sandra’s partner Dylan, sons-in-law Gavin and Mike, grandchildren Alannah, Jenson, Jack and David, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

Requiem Mass for Billy was celebrated on Friday followed by interment afterwards in Lislaughtin Abbey.

ANNIVERSARIES: Sr. Rita Donegan, Tom Wright, John Michael O’Sullivan, Noreen Hanley, Bea Galvin, Michael Moore, Julia McCarthy, Sr. Colette Stafford, Der O’Connor, Cathy Scannell, Jackie McNamara, Breda Enright, John Joe Hanrahan, Sr. Magdalene Harnett, Paddy Curtin, Tom Enright, Maureen Egan, Jimmy Browne, Irene O’Keeffe, Fr. Brendan Dalton, Elizabeth Kissane, Peg O’Shea, Sr. Felicitous Joy, Sr. Noella Crowley, John Hanrahan, Fr. James Hannon, Oife Beary,

MASS INTENTIONS: Sat.31st Dec.’22- Moyvane Private Intention at 7.30pm; Sun.1st Jan.’23- Knockanure for Michael & Teresa Bambury (Aniv.) at Knockanure -9.30am, and Mass Moyvane at 11.00am; Tues.3rd Jan.’23 Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am; Weds.4th Jan.’23- Knockanure a Private Intention at 10.00am; Thurs.5th Jan.’23- Moyvane a Private Intention at 10.00am, Moyvane Vigil Mass at 7.30pm; Fri.6th Jan.’23 Knockanure, The Epiphany of The Lord at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane at 11.00am; Sat.7th Jan.’23- Moyvane for John Stack (1st Aniv.) Gale Bridge at 7.30pm;

Sun.8th Jan.’23 Knockanure for Michelle Foley & grandfather Michael Keane, & uncle Tim Keane (Aniv.’s) at 9.30am, and Mass Moyvane for Denis Flaherty (2nd Aniv.) & Parents Bridie & Con, Tubbertoreen at 11.00am.

MUSIC: Oiche Cheoil agus Craic organised by TY students Ailisa Ahern and Bríd Hunt will take place on Thursday 29th at 8 pm at Top of The Town. All Musicians, Singers, Dancers, Poets and Storytellers are welcome. Fund -Raiser for Barretstown which is a Charity Organisation in Co. Kildare.

SWIM: The Connie Harnett Memorial Swim will take place in Ballybunion at 1pm on New Year’s Day. Proceeds to The Saoirse Centre, Listowel, St. John of God’s and Down Syndrome Kerry.

CHARITY: 2022 Tour de Munster charity cycle has raised €389,214.99 in aid of the Munster branches of Down Syndrome Ireland. This is the 13th year that DSI has been the main charity of the cycle.

LIVE CRIB opened on Sunday 18th December after Mass in Duagh and will remain open until January 6.

DANCE: Céilí will be held at the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Tuesday, December 27, from 3pm, Music by Taylors Cross. Beale GAA, Strictly Come Dancing in aid of the club on Friday 30th December in the Tintean Theatre, Doors open at 7pm show starts at 7.30pm.

ST JOHN’S: Theatre will be closed for Christmas from Thursday 22nd December 2022 until

Wednesday 4th January 2023. Sat 7th Jan 2023, The Humours of Bandon, written and performed by Margaret McAuliffe, details from 068 22566.

RAMBLING HOUSES: Every 1st Thursday of each month there is a Rambling House in the Community Centre in Knockanure.. All musicians, singers’ dancers and storytellers are most welcome to attend.

Listowel Rambling House takes place on the last Thursday of every month from 9.15 pm in the Seanachai Centre.

ARTS: KERRY Local Creative Youth Partnership at Kerry ETB have a fund to support youth theatres in the county. Applications before January 11, 2023. Advice on how to develop an application will take place online on Friday, January 6 at 11.00am. To register for the meeting emaildenright

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PRAYER MEETING: Janice Carrig holds a prayer meeting in the Desmond Complex NCW, on the last Sunday of the month.

CELEBRATE UKRANIAN CHRISTMAS: here in St. John’s Church Ballybunion Saturday morning 7th January at 9.30 a.m. All welcome to join the celebration.

JOURNAL: Ballydonoghue Parish Magazine 2022, has pictures of several locals, Aaron Whyte another Knockanure man and a student at St Michael’s College won a creative Writing Award in the Magazine Competition, and Barbara Derbyshire of Moyvane tells us about her new poetry book. The Magazine is available locally.

BEST Wishes to West Limerick 102 fm who won a gold award for a tribute programme for the late Sheila O’Regan, Ardagh at the recent Community Radio Achievements Awards.

EVENTS: Racing Fairyhouse Jan 1st, Dundalk on 4th and Cork on the 7th; Full Moon on Jan. 6th; Shortest Day is gone and now we can look forward to a cocks step in the length of the day.

TRAVEL: Most cars travelling on local roads, contain one person, if insurance and Taxi regulations were relaxed, many would oblige, and pick up neighbours from bus or take them shopping, and would also alleviate social isolation in the countryside.

CANCER: Recovery Haven Are you supporting a loved one with cancer?

We now taking names for our latest online course, ‘Building Better Caregivers’ due to begin in January which will offer valuable support and practical advice to those supporting a loved one through cancer treatment. The free course, is given over two and half hours, one day a week, for six weeks and will cover topics such as communication skills; staying well and getting a good night’s sleep; tools for managing fatigue; dealing with challenging emotions and behaviour and getting help and action planning. For more information, please ring Reception at Recovery Haven on 066 7192122

YOUTH DAY: Diocesan Pilgrimage to World Youth Day 2023, Lisbon, Portugal

What to come to World Youth Day? Next July, the diocese will travel with 22 young adults to Lisbon, Portugal to take part in the biggest gathering of young people from all over the world. We will travel out on Monday July 31st and return on Tuesday, August 8th, 2023. We would like to invite all young people between the ages of 18 and 35 to join us. For more details regarding costs or for an application form, please contact Tomás Kenny on 086 3683778 or email Tomás on tomaskenny

PILGRIMAGE TO MEDJUGORIE: The following are the details of Pilgrimage to Medjugorie 2023. Flying Cork – Dubrovnik. Dates: June 14th. -21st. The cost €849 (Insurance €39) per person sharing. If you’d like a single room the cost is €154 extra. To secure a place the deposit is €300. If one pays full payment before Christmas they’ll be a €100 reduction. To book a place contact Catherine Mills on: 086 1602201 and she’ll give you the details.

SUPPORT: Anam Cara Kerry, the organisation that supports bereaved parents, is holding it’s monthly Parent Evening for bereaved parents on Tuesday 10th January at 7:15pm in the Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee Co. Kerry. This event is free and open to all bereaved parents regardless of the age your child died, the circumstances of their death, or whether their death was recent or not. We also offer an online support group and you can get further information on this by contacting us in info

HOSPITAL: Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation figures show that, up to Tuesday, December 20, there were 3,371 patients waiting on trolleys in University Hospital Kerry in 2022. Some patients from Listowel area were shifted to Kenmare to relieve trolley numbers.

EXHIBITION at Mary Immaculate, Limerick of works by Imogen Stuart, till end of January.

EDUCATION; The following free courses will be starting in January 2023 in Abbeyfeale: 1. Healthy eating made easy: This course is packed full of hints and tips for the home cook, and will allow learners to take their cooking to the next level. 2; Everyday cookery skills: Learners will explore a range of classic recipes aimed at healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner options with a dish to suit everyone’s taste. 3: Cookery for blokes: Men, this class is for you. This class will allow you to develop your everyday cookery skills in a modern, purpose-built culinary fun setting; 4. Grow your own vegetables: This practical course will also cover a range of useful tips and ideas suitable to your own gardens at home. You will be based in our large polytunnel on-campus which comprises a variety of raised beds and gardening equipment. Please call the office on 06831198 for more information, Email: fetabbeyfeale or register at

HELP: A helpline for Men suffering domestic abuse operates 36 hours a week on 1800816588. Men’s Aid (Amen) 01 5543811 Monday – Friday 9-5pm. 24 hour helplines for women suffering domestic abuse 1800 341900 or Adapt 1800 200504.

TOP Health Care Provider in the USA named recently, Michael Dowling of Knockaderry, his is president of an organisation that employs 80,000.

LOURDES for Easter details from 087 243 6490.

TG4: 28 Nollaig at 21:20 – A feature length documentary on the poet Paul Muldoon in which key moments in his creative life, which began with him writing poems in Irish, are explored by many of the musicians he has worked with in words specially written by him including Paul Simon, Liam Neeson, PJ Harvey, Bono, Ruth Negga, Paul Brady, and Iarla O’Lionáird. His work from being a young radio producer in Belfast to Professor of Poetry in Princeton University, New Jersey is reflected in the range of friends and acquaintances who participate in the telling of Muldoon’s life and his playful and allusive poetry.

HELP: I have a very creative personality. I find that having hobbies and/or learning new things really helps me in my anxiety.

NATIONAL Service for all who are in receipt of taxpayers money, would help to bring some relief, to the many ailments that affect our society at present.

LOURDES: Over the last 160 years, bishops from the Catholic Church have recognized 70 medical miracles connected to The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes in southern France. Each year, more than 3 million pilgrims visit the small town. Many make the journey to Lourdes because they’ve heard the stories of the miraculous medical recoveries that have taken place there.

This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent Bill Whitaker reports on the Lourdes Office of Medical Observations where world-renowned doctors and researchers conduct decade-long investigations into the countless claims of cures. They determine which cases can be medically explained and which cannot according to current medical knowledge. The office is overseen by Dr. Alessandro de Franciscis, a former pediatrician and Harvard trained epidemiologist, who serves as the office’s president and residing physician.

E.U: this year the first time in its history that the European Parliament has allowed a Nativity scene at its headquarters in Brussels. Until now, officials of the European institution had considered it “potentially offensive.”

WAR: U.S. The national military budget that President Joe Biden is expected to approve comes to $858 billion; Japan, Dec 2022 announced it plans to double its military spending by 2027.

HISTORY: Freeman’s Journal (Sydney, NSW : 1850 – 1932) Thu 28 Aug 1919 Page 16

Personal Notes; A distinguished Irishman, in the person of Lord Dunraven, is probably the only man who was at Versailles both when, the German Empire was proclaimed in 1871 and at the signature of the Peace Treaty. During the Franco-Prussian war. Lord Dunraven ; was one of the ‘Daily Telegraph’s’ correspondents with the German army, and lived at Versailles during the, siege of Paris. Lord Dunraven, in an interview, gave some interesting reminiscences of the scene forty-eight

years ago. He. said:— ‘The ceremony, I think, took place in the morning, but of that I am not sure. It was a very gorgeous affair, full of colour and with bands playing. The ceremony took place, not in the centre of the room, as to-day, but at the end where the press were seated. There was a raised dais, and behind it a kind of altar, with the now familiar black Prussian Cross, the same sort of cross

as the Germans painted on their aero planes during the war. Bismarck was there, standing on one side, wearing the uniform of a general, to which rank he had been promoted for the occasion ; and in front of the Kaiser were Von Moltke and the minor German sovereigns and generals. The

chief difference between that affair and to-day’s is, of course, the comparative drabness of the scene now, with its black coats and the absence of bright uniforms and decorations In other re- inspects history repeats itself in a facetious way. The German General Staff occupied the Hotel des Reserggvoirs, or as much of it as was built then, exactly the same portion, I believe, as the Germans are occupying till now. I myself shared the house with Sir William Russell, of the ‘Times,’

and Lord Odo Russell, who was a kind of British diplomatic representative. Bismarck more than once came to the house for the purpose of seeing the latter, striding in on one occasion, I remember, while we were having an impromptu dance, much to his amazement. The old King himself lived in

the palace. I wonder how many of the people who heard the cheering, and the loud voice of Bismarck proclaiming the Emperor, are alive to-day in Germany. Not many, I expect. I certainly I believe I am probably the only non-German who can claim to have been at Versailles on both occasions.

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