Knockanure Notes — 28th November, 2016

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House on Thurs 1st Dec at 9pm.  Everyone welcome.  Enjoy a great night of music, song and dance. Adm free.  Refreshments served.  Contact Ann Flavin on 086/3090948.

PRESENTATION SECONDARY SCHOOL LISTOWEL invites 6th Class Students to their Orientation Day on Thurs 8th Dec.  For further information please ring the school office on 068/21452.

PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday Dec. 2nd, The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

CARE OF THE AGED:  Meeting in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, on Tues 29th Nov at 7pm.

BLOOD DONOR CLINIC in the Listowel Arms Hotel Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th Dec. 5pm. to 8pm. each evening.

IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION William St., will hold its Christmas Shop on Wednesday 30th November from 10am, onwards.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 25th November 2016. No winner of the €16,400 jackpot. Numbers drawn were 11, 13, 14, 32. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Helen O’Brien, Scrathan, Duagh; 2. Thady Lane, Kilmeaney, Kilmorna,; 3. Bridget Caffrey, c/o Kevin’s ; 4. John & Mai Quirke, Rathoran; 5. Buddy Barry, Caherhayes, Abbeyfeale.

Next draw to be held on Friday 2nd December with jackpot to be €16,500.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to express their deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Michael Finnegan, Brosna at his untimely passing. RIP

DEATH took place on 24th November 2016 of Jim Hudson of 6 Ashgrove, Listowel, and late of Kilbaha Moyvane. Son of the late Richard and Catherine and brother of the late John. Survived by sisters Kathleen, Bridie, and Margaret, brother Richard, brothers-in-law Jim Quinn and Jim Lyons, sister-in-law Olivia, nephew and niece. Requiem Mass for Jim was celebrated by Fr. Kevin PP on the 26th of November at Church of the Assumption, Moyvane, Stephen Donegan sang the hymns and played to organ. Jim Hudson was laid to rest at Ahavoher Cemetery.

ANNIVERSARIES; Mary Carmody, Bridie Quille, Una Dore, Ann Maria de Bilde, Mikey Fitzgerald, Josie Lyons, Mark Flaherty, Fr. John J Walsh, Sr. Carmel Danaher, Tim Healy, Finbar Carmody, Eileen Collins, Mary Manning, Ellen Vaughan, Pat Hayes, Jim Brosnan, Julia Leahy, Rita Fitzmaurice, Sr. Maria Costelloe, Margaret Kennelly, Michael Fitzmaurice, Betty Coughlin, Ollie Leahy, Tommy Foley,

Mass in Moyvane: Mon 28th at 10.00am, Mass of Thanksgiving.7.30pm   Michael Dore, his daughter

Kathleen & sons John & Mike; Tues 29th at 10.00am for Mícheál & Margaret Mulvihill, Wed 30th at 7.30pm for Kathleen O’Connor; Fri 2nd at 7.30pm for Johnny Quinn; Sat 3rd at 7.30pm for Peggy & Michael Sheehan; Sun 4th at 11.00am for John Behan.

Mass in Knockanure: Tues 29th at  7.30pm, Mass honouring and remembering those whose Funerals

took place in our Parish since last November; Sun  4th at  10.00am for Sr. Rose Flynn, of Liverpool & Duagh.

THANK YOU:  The family of the late Michael McNamara (Fr. Kevin’s first cousin) wish to convey a great sense of gratitude for your prayerful support since Michael’s death on 31st of October and whose funeral was celebrated by Fr. Kevin last Monday 21st.  Thanks to all who sent cards and in particular to the thoughtful parishioner who sent a delicious Christmas cake which was enjoyed by the family.  May Michael rest lovingly in the presence of the Lord.

CHIRSTMAS STOCK:  Advent Calendars which heralds the countdown to the birthday of Jesus now on sale in the Parish Office with a collection of Christmas items.  Maybe grannies & grandads could share these calendars with their grandchildren.

SECOND COLLECTION: at all Masses next weekend 3rd/4th in aid of the Diocesan Youth Service.

PARTY: The Going Strong Christmas Party will take place on Wednesday, December 7th. Please give your names to Rose at Brouder’s Shop or Peggy Casey.

ABBEYFEALE’S SINGING CLUB:  West Limerick singing club monthly singing session take place on the first Friday of every month in the Ramble Inn, Abbeyfeale.

CHRISTMAS PARTY – The Christmas Senior Citizens Party will take place in The Community Centre Tarbert on Sunday 11th December.

BEST WISHES to Betty and Jim Fitzgerald of Moyvane who recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Best wishes also to John Joe Relihan of Bedford on his 80th birthday.

DUAGH SPORTS COMPLEX will hold a Christmas All Wrapped up on Sun Dec. 4th featuring a variety of Arts & Crafts, Jewellery, Fashion and More with a visit from Santa.  Anyone interested in exhibiting contact Mirium on 087 9421862 or Geraldine on 087 2684540

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: Tuesday 29th November An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture 7-9 p.m.  Wednesday 30th November Christian Morality  7 to 8.30 p.m.

DOWN SYNDROME KERRY ARE HOSTING Strictly Come Dancing Friday 2nd December in the

INEC Killarney.  Doors open 7.30 p.m.  Show at 8 p.m. For tickets: 064 6671555 or 0876344829

LISTOWEL BAZAAR: Friday and Saturday 9th and 10th December 2016.  Doors open 8 p.m.

LIAM LAWTON CONCERT: O HOLY NIGHT: in Castleisland Parish Church on Monday 5th December.  Doors open 7 p.m. in aid of Brosna Church Renovation Fund.

A CANDLELIGHT CHRISTMAS WITH O’NEILL SISTERS: Wednesday 14th December at 7.30 in S.S. Peter and Paul Church Ballyduff.

TRALEE 800: the 6.10pm Mass in St. John’s Church on Saturday December 10th will be celebrated by Bishop Ray Browne to mark Tralee 800.

COACH TO KNOCK SHRINE:  Night Vigil The feast of the Immaculate Conception Wed  7th Dec.  Coaches Departs from 3pm and will be in the North Kerry area starting with Lisselton at 4.30pm; Listowel at 5pm; Abbeyfeale at 5.15pm; Contact 066 7180123.

SHOW: Newcastle West and District Lions Club presents an evening with Rebecca Storm, in the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Newcastle West on Sunday December 4, at 7.30pm.

ABBEYFEALE FOR AFRICA:  The annual cake sale for Fr. Tim Galvin’s Mission in South Sudan takes place on Sunday, December 11 at St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale from 10am -1pm.  Cakes, breads, jams etc., can be handed into Batt Harnett, The Square or Mairead Daly (086 8594983) on Saturday, December 10.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE The monthly meeting of the Meala Bereavement Group takes place on Wednesday. November 30 at 8pm. All welcome. Grandparents Tea Party. A Christmas Grandparents Tea Party will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Wednesday. December 14 from 3-5pm More details to follow in the coming weeks, Jumble Sale will be held at Listowel Family Resource Centre on Thursday. December 15 from 12 noon-4pm.  More details to follow shortly.

FAIR: Christmas Craft Fair / Old Fair Day Glin: continues to follow tradition with the Old Fair Day being held on the 1st Saturday in December.

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room, Listowel. All Welcome.

SPECIAL EUCHARISTIC ADORATION: in preparation for Christmas is taking place each Sunday of Advent in the Adoration Chapel, Listowel from 3pm to 6pm. MASS for Joseph Lambert, Wexford will take place at 10.30am. on Tuesday 29th November Joseph was one of the founding members of the Listowel Adoration Group and other group throughout Ireland.

OCTOBER STOCKTAKING Launch of book of poetry by Pat Given, Listowel at St. John’s Saturday 3rd Dec. at 8pm. All welcome.

BOOK LAUNCH ‘BEHIND THE FACE’: Stories of International People living in Kerry. Authors—Mary Carroll, Sinead Kelleher and Susan McElligott. Friday December 2nd, 6pm at Siamsa Tire. The Book   proceeds to Tralee International Resource Centre.

LIONSEÁL/BOOK LAUNCH. “Óglaigh Chill Airne 1913-1916” Tomás B Ó Luanaigh, as part of the “Echoes of Easter” Irish language series. Cill Airne ag Dr. Tim Horgan i Gaelscoil Faithleann, An Pháirc , Dé Luain, 5ú lá de mhí na Nollag ar 7.00pm. I dTrá Lí ag Donie O’Sullivan, Meadowlands Hotel, Páirc an Dair, Dé hAoine, an 9ú ar 7.00pm.

SLIABH Luachra Journal has recently been launched by Fr. Pat Moore.

FEALEBRIDGE SOCIAL:  Fealebridge & Headley’s Bridge Co-Op will hold their 47th annual social on Friday, December 2 at the Devon Inn Hotel, Templeglantine.

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, December 7 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

PRO-LIFE CONFERENCE organised by Kerry Life and Family on the theme “Winning the Pro-Life-Battle” will take place in the Brandon Hotel on Saturday December 3rd from 2pm to 5,30pm. Speakers include: Anthony Murphy, Fr. Marcel Guarnizo, Kathy Sinnott and John Lacken. Admission Free.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE:  Contact: 066 7134276 or [email protected] .

An Hour of Prayer Using Scripture (Lectio Divina): Sr. Elizabeth Gilmartin, Tues. 29th Nov. 7.00pm-8.00pm.

Christian Morality: The Faith Lived by Fr. Sean Sheehy, Wed. 30th Nov. 7.00pm-8.30pm.

Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Ardfert Video Archives by Steve Baker, Thursday 8th Dec. 8.00pm-10.00pm.

Advent Retreat: Fr. Nick Harnan, Fri 9th Dec. to Sun 11th Dec. (Bookings also available for those who wish to attend Sat 10th only).

THE PERMANENT DIACONATE:  Leaflets on the Permanent Diaconate are available in both Churches.  It gives practical info on what Deacons do.  For info please email:  [email protected] or write to Bishop Ray, Bishop’s House, Killarney, Co. Kerry.

A CATECHESIS ON MARRIAGE & FAMILY Maryvale Institute International catholic College, a six-month distance learning course with two specialist modules on marriage and the family. Starting January 2017 for further information: tel: (0) 1213608118, email: [email protected]


ENTERPRISE weekend on Friday, November 25th from 6-9pm and on Saturday, November 26th from 11am – 2pm in the Listowel Community Centre. Over 90 exhibitors over the 2 days. On Friday evening – Gavin Duffy of ‘Dragon’s Den’ cuts the ribbon. Timmy Flaherty  entertained  with his banjo and Darragh O’Donnell of ‘Celtic Steps. Also Cookery demonstrations, hat making with Aoife Hannon (Milliner) and a fashion display and the Ballybunion Choir.

Saturday, the Listowel Church Choir, followed by Zumba dancing and Patrick O’Mahony of ‘Riverdance’ fame – Marc O’Shea and various sports stars had a sports panel discussion – and cookery demonstrations from ‘Lizzies Little Kitchen’ and TV3 fame! Entertainment from all the local secondary schools also.

CONCERT: Glin Church Christmas Concert 2016 The annual Glin Church Christmas Concert will be held this year on Friday, December 16th.

TARBERT COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL FOOTBALL TEAMS 40TH ANNIVERSARY RE UNION: will take place on Sat Dec 17th in the Swanky Bar Tarbert 9pm sharp, with food, entertainment and Presentations This is a get together of all our Players, with our P.E Teacher/ Team Trainer Mr Jimmy Deenihan from the four Teams that won the Russell Cup [Kerry Colleges u15 Championship] in 1976 over St Michaels College Listowel, Won it again in 1977, over St Brendan’s College Killarney, but failed in their, bid for three in a row, losing in 1978 over St Michaels College. The Members of that u15 team, went on to win the Kerry Colleges County Cup, and Won a Munster Colleges Corn Na Carraige in 1978 over Youghal in Kanturk. The Previous year 1977, they lost out in the Munster Colleges to the same opposition in Banteer, Tarbert Comp missing a Penalty in the last kick of the Game [Costly].  They also lost by just one point to St Brendan’s College in the Dunloe Cup, [Kerry Colleges U16] and the Semi Final of the O’Sullivan Cup. There were talented players at that time and among them were John Kennedy, who won 3 All Ireland medals with Kerry in the mid ’80’s; Ciaran Culhane who played full back for Kerry Seniors in 1991, Pa Foley, while Mike Kissane, James Doherty, and John Kennedy won a Munster Minor Final in 1981.  While Tarbert man Liam Liddy won a Munster U21 Medal with Kerry in 1983 and Tom Quaid and Liam Long who played with the Limerick Senior Football Team.  Most of these Players went onto to win North Kerry Championship Medals, West Limerick Championships with their Clubs, and County Championship Medals with their Districts also.  Christy Killeen [ Milltown Malbay] and now with the Kerry County  Gaa Board, and Finbarr Carrig [RIP] also assisted with the training,


Irish Press 1931-1995, Thursday, April 26, 1934; Page: 3


Very Rev. M. Keane, P.P., Newtownsandes, Co. Kerry, who died on February 1 last, left £300 for Masses for the repose of his soul; £100 for Masses for the repose of the soul of his brother, the Rev. R. Keane; £200 for the repose of the souls of all to whom he himself had administered in the course of his life as a priest; £1,000 to the Most Rev. Dr. O’Sullivan, Bishop of Kerry, or the Catholic Bishop for the time being, in trust, for the repair, improvement, and renovation of Newtownsandes Catholic Church; £300 to the Catholic Bishop of Kerry to be invested, the income to be spent on clothes for poor children attending Newtownsandes and Knockanure national schools; £30 each to the Presentation Convents at Killarney, Listowel and Lixnaw, Co. Kerry; £100 to the Presentation Convent at Castleisland, Co. Kerry; £50 to the Sick and Infirm Priests’ Fund in Kerry diocese (Rathmore Fund); and the same to the Maynooth Mission in China.

Kerryman 1904-current, Saturday, June 08, 1957; Page: 10

Knockanure and Moyvane National school students enjoyed their annual outing recently. Among places visited was Tralee. The outing was sponsored by Gael-Linn and the boys spoke nothing but Irish all day. Front row (left to right): S. O Nualiain, T. Mac Carthaigh, T. O Laoc_4iaJ E. Mac Gearailt, T. O MaoitonhichiL CO Ceallachain/M. O Conchubhair_, M. O Cearhaigh, M. O Mapilmhichil. Second row (left to right): M. O Conchubhair_, M. S. O Conchubhair, P. O Dubhda, P. O Luanaigh, L. Stac, E. O Flaithbheartaigh, C. Mac Coisdealbhaigh, T. O Scannlain, B. O Buachalla S. O Loinsigh, S. Mac Coisdealbhaigh. Third row (left to right): D._’.O Conchubhair, L. O h-Airtneide_, R. O Nuallain, P. O Cearbhaill_, P. O Coineallaigh, S. Mac Coisdealbhaigh, S. O _Loinsigh, M. O Murchadha, S. O Coileain, D. O Suilleabhain, S. O Guinidhe, S. Mac Sithigh,.S. Stack. Fourth row (left to right): Cormac O Laoghaire, O.SV D. de Barra, M. O Caileain, T. O Flaithbheartaigh, Ti t O h-Argain, S. de Barra, M. O Buachalla_, L. O Seasnain_, B. Stac/L. O h-Odhrain, M. de Barra, S. Stac.


From Fr. Sean Sheehy’s Notes, snippet of article;

Advent is Jesus’ wake-up call to us through His Church. It’s the season when we prepare ourselves anew to welcome Jesus into our life. Through prayer, fasting and acts of charity we prepare ourselves to meet Jesus at the moment of our death hoping to be welcomed by His words: “Come, blessed of my Father, inherit the place prepared for you since the foundation of the world.”(Mt 25:34) So that Jesus’ welcome may ring in our ears, He warns us to, “Stay awake, therefore! You cannot know the day your Lord is coming.” (Mt 24:42) It’s the season when we clarify our identity, purpose, and destiny, realizing they’re in our hands. How do we do it? The words of a Mexican Prayer helps us: “I am only a spark/Make me a fire. I am only a string/ Make me a lyre. I am only a drop/ Make me a fountain. I am only an anthill/ Make me a mountain. I am only a feather/ Make me a wing. I am only a rag/ Make me a king.” Happy Advent! (frsos)


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