Knockanure Notes — 28th May, 2017

ST PIO Evening Mass on First Friday Evening of every Month at 7pm in Listowel.

GRAVEYARD MASSES: ST. JOHN’S CEMETERY, Ballybunion on Friday 9th June at 7.30 p.m.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE: Rambling House on Thursday 1st June at 9pm. All welcome to come along and enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free. Refreshments served. Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

ACTIVE Retirement Social Day on Monday 12th June. Music by Stevie Donegan. New members welcome. If attending please phone the centre on 068/49799.

PHIL COULTER – MOYVANE CHURCH – 13 JUNE 2017. Tickets (in aid of Moyvane church painting fund) available from Moyvane Parish Office, Tel 068 49308, Hollys Gala, Moyvane Post Office, Oonagh Harnett Pharmacy, Listowel, Flying Saucer Cafe, Listowel, Listowel Arms Hotel, Mary Pender Fitzgerald, PM/Tel/Text 0876328104, Elizabeth Brosnan Pm/Tel/Text 086 8417688 and after weekend Masses in Moyvane & Knockanure.

CONGRATULATIONS to Yvonne & Cathal O’ Connor Kilbaha, Moyvane on the birth of their baby boy Rory .

RAMBLING HOUSE AT FR. CASEY’S: Benny Thade McCarthy’s final Rambling House of the season will take place on Monday night June 5 at 8.30pm.

LOTTO: No winner of the Knockanure GAA Lotto €3300 jackpot, draw was held on Friday 26th May.

Numbers drawn were 2, 19, 21, 30. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Derek Walsh, Abbeyfeale;

2. Sinead Behan, Rathea, Listowel; 3. Hugh Goulding, Knockanure Village; 4. Martin Scanlon, c/o Mike The Pies and 5. Maria O’Donovan, Listowel. Next jackpot up to €3400 with draw to be held on Friday 2nd June 2017.

LITERARY AND HISTORICAL TOUR: Listowel Writers’ Week Literary & Historical Tour departs on Saturday, June 3 from The Square, Listowel at 2 pm and will visit Finuge, Lyreacrompane and Knocknagoshel. Tickets can be booked through the Writers’ Week office, tel. (068) 21074.

SYMPATHY: At a recent meeting of the Board of Management of Scoil Chorp Chríost Knockanure the following votes of sympathy were passed; The Lucid Family of Castleisland on the death of Father John Lucid; The Moore Family Asdee on the death of Father Pat; The McMahon Family Lisiniskea, Kilmorna on the death of Ruby McMahon USA; The Flavin Family Trien, Kilmorna, on the death of Ciss Cox nee Flavin; Mary Carmody Knockanure on the death of her brother in law Michael Redington Mungret; The Goulding Family Knockanure on the death of Jimmy Danaher Loughill.

DEATH of Joe Lyons of Knocknasna, Abbeyfeale on May 24th. 2017. Joe, husband of the late Kathleen (Kate) (nee Dillon); Survived by his sons John, Michael and Liam, brother Aidan, daughters-in-law, brother-in-law, nephews, and nieces. Requiem Mass for Joe Lyons was celebrated in Abbeyfeale Church on Saturday 27 May. Funeral afterwards to St. Mary’s Cemetery Abbeyfeale.

ANNIVERSARIES: John Shanahan, Elizabeth Doyle, Tom O’Connor, Sr. Theresa Stack, Jack McCarthy, Tim Lane, Mary Flavin, J. B. Keane, Tom Lynch, Bridie Histon, Maurice O’Connor, David Flynn, Owen McGillicuddy, James Duggan, Hannie Fitzgerald, Sr. Maureen Griffin, Eileen Healy, Chris Sweeney, Eileen Goulding, Chris Moriarty, Mairead Moroney, Hannah Doyle, Sr. m Emilian Bunce, John Costelloe, John Moriarty, Fr. Timothy Enright, Peg Normile, Sr. Cornelius Holly, Denis Collins, Mass in Moyvane: Mon 29th 7.30pm for Micheál Mulvihill & his wife Margaret Gurtdromosillihy.

Wed 31st 7.30pm For the twenty two deceased, the bereaved, Injured & traumatized in the Manchester Arena bombing; Thurs 1st 7.30pm Bríd Brouder, Kilbaha; Fri 2nd 7.30pm for Michael Barrett, Tarbert & former Creamery Manager & his wife Bridie; Sat 3rd 7.30pm for Michael Flaherty, Glenalappa ; Sun 4th 11.00am Sr. Mary Andrew O’Flaherty, Clacton -on Sea, UK & Murhur (Rec Dec)

Mass in Knockanure–Fri 2nd 8.00 pm Eileen Goulding, and on Sun 4th at 10.00am, Nancy & Denis Flaherty, Lisaniskea.

FRIDAY is the First Friday.

PRAYER: Day of prayer with Eddie Stone on June 3rd, bus leaves Newcastlewest at 7.30am, details from 087 8420113 or 085 2457117. The annual St. Pio National Pilgrimage to Holy Cross Abbey near Thurles was on Sunday May 28.

ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS: An open public meeting of AA will take place in Duagh N.S. on Monday, June 5 at 8.30pm. All welcome.

MONTHLY SINGING SESSION: West Limerick singing session Friday night June 2 at 9.30 pm in the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale. All welcome to come along and join us for a night of traditional singing and storytelling.

ASDEE CHURCH Sunday 4th June at 9.30a.m, Fr. Pat Moore, Months Mind and in Listowel at 9am.

CELEBRATE with Lenamore National School on Thursday June 1st at 7pm to celebrate their 75th Anniversary in the Parish Hall, Ballylongford. Pupils will entertain with music, song and dance. Pupils who represented Ballylongford GAA in Scór na bPáistí will perform their winning drama. There will be magic and fun with Sylvano, the Magician.

BEST WISHES to Darragh Scanlon, Donnacha O’Connor, Cian Fitzgerald, Katelyn Casey, Joshua Nestor, David Hunt, Abbie O’Sullivan and Matthew Saint John who received their First Holy Communion in Moyvane recently.

The LATIN MASS will be offered in Holy Cross Dominican Church, Tralee on Sunday 4th June, at 1.30pm.

POETRY: launch by Éamon Ó Murchú of Matt Mooneys latest collection of poems ‘The Singing Woods’ at WW at 12 noon on June 1st in the Seanchaí.

WRITERS Week in Listowel from 1st to 4th of June, St John’s have many events, both day and night, details from 068 22566. Writers Week, mass at noon on Sunday.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA VARIETY CONCERT: We are planning to hold a variety concert in the Glórach on Friday, June 16 as a fundraiser for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan.

GOOD WEATHER which we craved for all last year, we are enjoying it at present and hoping it will continue.

CHURCH was decorated for the First Communion and the decorations were left in place for the month of May, we appreciate all who took the time and used their talents to create the lovely atmosphere.

FR. JOHN’S THANKSGIVING MASS: After Mass on Saturday evening 27th a memorial plaque was

unveiled in memory of Fr. John, Fr Patrick McCarthy, gave us a talk on Fr. John Lucid and mentioned many events in his life, including, while in London he attended a course on construction. Also concelebrating the mass was Fr. Kevin, P.P., Fr. Tom and Fr. Brendan.

DIAMOND JUBILEE – Fr. John O’ Connor will celebrate his Diamond Jubilee, you are all invited to the Community Centre Tarbert for refreshments after Mass on Sun. 4th June.

ANNUAL PARISH NIGHT OUT Listowel on Friday June 9th at 8pm.

PARISH CELEBRATION AND THANKSGIVING DAY: On Sunday July 16th from 1.30pm to 5pm

CEMETERY MASSES as follows: Ahavoher Monday 7th August 8pm; Knockanure Tuesday 8th August 8pm and Murhur Wednesday 9th August 8pm

FIBROMYALGIA SUFFERS meet on Wednesday 7th June at 8pm, in the Castle Room in the Arm’s Hotel All are welcome.

TIDY TOWNS: judges from the tidy towns will be visiting the villages in the coming weeks.

NOVENA: Franciscan Friary, Killarney – Novena Masses: Sunday June 4th – Tuesday June 13th – Daily 10.00am & 7.00pm – Saturday 10.00am & 7.00pm – Sunday 11.30am.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE: Enjoy a workout with your Baby & Buggy, whilst meeting other mums and having a laugh, June 12th 10am. Contact Toni on 068/23584.

ARDFERT Retreat Centre (Bookings & info call 066 713 4276)

Diocesan Adoration Day: Led by Fr. Bernard Healy, C.C., on Thurs. 1st June

Our Lady of Fatima 1st Sat Monthly Devotion: Sat. 3rd June 4.00pm-6.00pm.

A Doorway into Stillness: A day of Spiritual Nourishment for mind and body led by Antoinette Dilsworth RSJ, Sat. 10th June 10.30am-4.30pm.

CHARITY: Kerry Crusaders Cycling Club, scenic challenge is on June 3rd. Askeaton Touring Club, 28th Annual Fundraising event on Sat. June 17th. A fund raising céilí will be held in the Con Colbert Community Hall Athea, on Saturday June 3 at 9.30pm. Tea and food served and more details from John Joe Tierney on 087-9963859.

NEW CD: Donie Lyons from Dromreask, Glin, launched his CD The Lovely Banks of Blaine at Barrett’s Bar Glin recently. It was launched by Nora Butler the traditional singer from Tipperary and it contains 22 tracks. The songs include; The Lovely Banks of Blaine, Moonlight Whiskeyhall, Lovely Athea, Poll an Eas, Lather and Shave and The Exile from Coole West. The CD is on sale in the local shops in Glin, Lyons shop Abbeyfeale, Brouder’s shop Athea, and Moloney’s shop in Carrigkerry.

LEGION Of Mary Pilgrimage to Knock on Sunday 11th June, booking at Sean Broderick: 068(31213),

Bernard Broderick: 068 (31565), Michael Lane.

CONCERT: The Annual Summer Concert takes place in Broadford Community Centre on Fri. 9th

June at 8.00 p.m.

WORKSHOP FOR THE PARISH CANTOR will take place on Wednesday, June 7th at 7:30pm in the John Paul II Pastoral Centre, Killarney.

COMMUNION in Listowel; 83 children from four Primary Schools, have received their First Communion.

RACING in Listowel June 4th and 5th.

WANTED: At least three-thousands of volunteers are needed to ensure the success of the World Meeting of Families to be held in August 2018.

Annual Rally for Life is on Saturday, 1st July 2017 in Dublin.

LOURDES: Diocesan Pilgrimage to Lourdes. This pilgrimage takes place every year from June 21st to June 26th, with direct flights from Shannon airport. The Lourdes Office can be contacted at the Social Service Centre, Henry Street, Limerick. Tel. 061-314111.

DIOCESAN PILGRIMAGES: The Diocese is still recruiting for the youth pilgrimage to

Taizé from 25th June to 2nd July. Taizé is located in the Burgundy region of France and is a well known place of pilgrimage for young people. Contact Tomas Kenny, Diocesan Pastoral Team, on 086/3683778 email [email protected]

Lourdes from 2nd to 7th September –for further information contact Diocesan Office 064/6631168.

SELF EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS: If you are considering Self Employment and would like to know more about the process involved you should contact our Enterprise Officer Brenda Heath. We are currently rolling out a series of FREE Enterprise Training Workshops for all those considering this route including workshops on Steps to starting your Business, Book-keeping, Marketing and Health & Safety. If you wish to find out more please contact Brenda Heath at West Limerick Resources on 069 66297 / [email protected] or our support Worker Dee Collins on 069 62222 / [email protected].

HISTORICAL SOCIETY – “The Famine letters of Dr. Thomas Graham and the impact of the Great Famine on Tarbert”- talk by Patrick Lynch in the Bridewell, Tarbert on Sat. night 20th May 2017.

THOUGHT: Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials. -Smith Wigglesworth.

HALL: Ashe Memorial Hall Rededicated To Thomas Ashe, 23 May 2017.

The Hall was built on Denny estate lands and which was purchased by Tralee Urban District Council in 1922 –the park, including the site for the Hall, bought for £5,575.

The building was designed by Thomas J Cullen Architect, Dublin and John Kenny & Sons Limited was the contractor. Construction, at a cost of £32,480 commenced in 1924 and was completed in 1928.

Thomas Ashe was born in Kinard, Lispole on the 12th of January, 1885. He was a teacher in Dublin and he was in the GAA and in cultural circles, and with the Black Raven Pipe Band. He was a commandant of the Fingal Battalion of the Volunteers. Then on 29 April 1916, Ashe was jailed after the Rising. He went on hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail and while being forced fed on 25 September 1917, he collapsed and died hours later.

PLAYWRIGHTS: June 8-10: Where Are All The Irish Female Playwrights? Where Are All The Irish Female Playwrights? A conference in Mary immaculate college to shine the light on Irish Women Playwrights and Theatremakers. When the Abbey Theatre announced its 1916 centenary “Waking the Nation” programme, Irish theatre fans and practitioners were rightly outraged that only one of the ten plays being produced was written by a woman.

RELATIONS Wanted; Daniel Mulvihill, 1878 – 1920

Daniel Mulvihill was born on month day 1878, at birth place, to Thomas Mulvihill and Bridgit Mulvihill (born Stack).Thomas was born on April 23 1853.Bridgit was born in Moyvane Hill, Moyvane, Co. Kerry. Daniel married Mary (Minnie) Mulvihill (born Tobin) in 1913, at age 34 at marriage place.

Mary was born in 1878, in Kilconly, Ballybunion, Co. Kerry.

They had one daughter: Bridget (Bridie) Flavin (born Mulvihill).

Daniel passed away of cause of death on month day 1920, at age 42 at death place.

He was buried at burial place.

Documents of Daniel Mulvihill

Looking for information on O’Donnell ancestors

I am looking for information on John (Sean) O’Donnell. I did have someone send me a message indicating that they had found baptism records for a John O’Donnell in July 1797 in your parish. I have found information that his birthdate could be 1797 or 1799. i am having trouble finding out much about him back in Ireland. He married Margaret Carroll in Ireland & I believe two of their children, Thomas & Mary were both born in Ireland before emigrating to Canada. Hope someone can help. Wednesday 3rd April 2013, Kilnaughtin (Kerry)

PAPERS: Kerry Evening Post 1813-1917, Saturday, June 04, 1892; Page: 4 Except from long cross examination about land and use of bad language.

Mr Creagh—Do you know you must not tell anything that wasn’t said in presence of the defendants.

Mr Irwln—In consequence of what was said to you did you go to the house of Mr J Flavin?—I did, sir; he was In his shop, and I asked him what charge had he against me—did I do him any harm, or how did I deserve it; Mr Flavin then said to me to come to the League room to clear myself, I said I would; there was no more ; I left Flavin’s house then. (Witness continuing) said I remembered the 23rd April when he got a letter written to Flavin by his daughter; he remembered the following day Sunday the 24th; he attended at Listowel on that day and went to the Federation room; he saw Mr Flavin there ; he asked him If he had received his letter and Mr Flavin said he had. Mr Flavin then read the letter for the meeting, and his case was brought before it; John Dillane was there; Mr Flavin did not take the chair on that occasion, nor did he see anyone else in it; James Cotter was present-with others; Dillane did not bring any charge against him for having taken the land; he said he (witness) was an emergency man, and witness said that if he was an emergency man Dillane was another ; Cotter did not say anything but, ” Dooling it is better to settle and be good friends.”

Kerry Sentinel 1878-1916, Wednesday, April 24, 1895; Page: 3

FUNERAL OF THE REV. JAMES FLAVIN,LISTOWEL.( Edited see paper for more)

The funeral of the Rev. James Flavin, son of Mrs. Flavin, Church Street, Listowel, and student at All Hollows College, took place at half-past twelve on Wednesday. He attended St. Michael’s College, Listowel, when that institution was under the Presidency of the highly esteemed and popular Father Harrington. He was within weeks of his ordination. Listowel Young Ireland Society, adjourned their meeting as a mark of respect.

The chief mourners were—Messrs. M. and D. Flavin, and J. Fitzgerald.

The friends of deceased in attendance were very numerous, and included amongst others—Messrs W Mangan, Knocknagoshel; Michael Mangan, do : James Mangan, do ; J Shaughnessy, do: Mr and Mrs Fuller, Kilfeighney ; J Fuller, do; W Fuller, do; Mr and Mrs Ed Shanahan, Clandouglas; D Madden, J Madden, T Madden, D Madden, junr. ; Mr and Mrs Kearney, Kilbaha ; P Kearney, do ; M Kearney, do; D Kennelly, do; E Walsh, Clountubrid; W Walsh, do; T Walsh, do; J Walsh, do. The clergymen present were—Very Rev Canon Davis, P.P ; Rev J Pattison, Rector : Father O’Brien, C.C; Father Brick, C.C; Father Crowley, President St. Michael’s College ; Rev J Molyneaux, Professor do; Rev T Kirby, C.C, Tralee ; Rev Father Keane, C.C, do ; Rev W O’Callaghan, P.P, Lixnaw; Rev Father O’Sullivan, C.C, do. There was a large attendance of the general public.

SEARCH ON FOR STORYTELLERS: The organisers of the Sean McCarthy Memorial Festival, held every August Bank Holiday weekend in Finuge in North Kerry are hoping to reach out to Storytellers and invite them to take part in the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition which is part of the weekend. They say; “We are trying to reach out to the storytellers of Ireland and abroad to let them know that, the competition is now open for entries. We are delighted to say, that we have been attracting a very high calibre of storytellers for the last twenty four years. Eamon Kelly himself was a wonderful supporter of our festival.

If you know someone who would be interested in entering the Mick McCarthy storytelling competition and being in with a chance to win €1000, we would be delighted to hear from them.

If you require more information, our website is, or you can call 068 40203.”

FLEADH Cheoil Chiarraí 2017. Trá Lí – Tralee, (sample list)

51B Scéalaíocht (12-15), 1st Darragh Hudson, CCÉ, Listowel

33B English Singing (Ladies) / Amhráin Bhéarla (Mná) (12-15). rec Caoimhe Harte, CCÉ, Ballylongford/ Tarbert

22A Foinn Mhalla, Cruit / Harp Slow Airs (Faoi 12), 2nd Clodagh Sheehy, CCÉ, Ballylongford/ Tarbert

22B Foinn Mhalla, Cruit / Harp Slow Airs (12-15), 2nd Leona Sheehy, CCÉ, Ballylongford/ Tarbert.

10B Bainseó / Banjo (12-15), rec Conor Hennessy, CCÉ, Ballylonford / Tarbert.

Full report at

Fleadh in Tralee 2017

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