Knockanure Notes — 29th December, 2013

HAPPY New Year to all our readers, many were home for Christmas, hope you have enjoyed your time with us and safe journey home.

LOCAL woman Mairead was busy over the Christmas Season, displaying hundreds of craft items at Craft shop Na Mear in Church Street.

THANKS to all the sponsors of prizes at the recent School Concert, including, Anna Enright Hairdresser, Holly’s Gala Moyvane, Instyle Interiors Listowel, Leslie O Sullivan Flower Arranging, Flying Saucer Restaurant Listowel, Dermot and Joanne Clancy Knockanure and Garvey’s Supervalue Listowel. Bag of coal privately sponsored.

GREAT CROWDS attended the Christmas Ceremonies in Knockanure, people were arriving for the Christmas Eve Mass 30 minutes before the starting time, as both the children’s and adult choirs performed we were in for a treat. You can hear them on the usual sites. Fr Lucid our Parish Priest was busy coping with all the ceremonies. He thanked all who gave their time helping the church. The dedication of helpers to parish events was very noticeable in the Celebration of the Nativity and the school concert.

DEATH took place on 17th December 2013  of Phyl O Kelly, nee Brandon of Killarney Road, Abbeyfeale. Survived by husband Michael, sons John and Micheál, daughters Cliona and Una, brothers Tim Joe and Sean, sisters, Catherine and Delia, her brother Diarmuid predeceased her. Requiem Mass was celebrated on Friday 20th December 2013 at the Church of the Assumption, Abbeyfeale for Phyl O Kelly, she was laid to rest afterwards at Reilig Íde Naofa Abbeyfeale. Phyl was born at Kilmorna Post Office. Daughter of Jack Brandon, her mother was Teahan from South Kerry.

DEATH took place on 21st December 2013 of Eileen Moriarty (nee Buckley), late of Moriarty’s Drapery, 45 William Street, Listowel. Eileen was predeceased by her husband Denis & son Ned and is survived by children, Michael, Tom (Cork), Anne O Callaghan (Mallow) & Denis. Following Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church, Listowel on Monday 23rd December 2013, Eileen Moriarty was burial afterwards in St. Michael’s Cemetery. Eileen was a great favourite with the older generation, as she always knew how to dress them.

ANNIVERSARIES: Ned Buckley, Maureen McSkane, Kit O Rourke, Maurice Kennelly, Joan Kennelly, Denis Histon, Sr. Declan Buckley, Mary Ann O Carroll, Hannah Wetherall, Francis Dowling, Brendan Mulvihill, Tim Donoghue, John Fealy, Mary Keane, Jimmy Lyons, Dr. Roger O Connor, Fr. Michael F Kennelly, Francis Thornton, Denny Mulvihill, James Curtin, Jerry Lyons, Dan Keane, Christopher O Connor, James Culhane, Pat Galvin, Tom Roche, Dermot Keane, Mass on  Fri. 3rd at 7.30pm for Deceased members of the Culhane Family. Mass on Sat. 4th at 7.30pm for Maurice & Esther Kennelly & the deceased members of the Kennelly Family. Mass on Sun. 5th 10.00am for Michael & Teresa Bambury and the 11.00am Mass is for Bridget (Pidge) Holly.

FIRST FRIDAY Mass Knockanure on Thursday 2nd Jan at 7.30pm. Mass in Moyvane on 3rd Jan. at 7.30pm. No Communion Calls this Friday.

CHURCH NEWS: Adoration Moyvane Sun. 4.00pm to 5.00pm
Wed. 10.00am to 7.00pm; Knockanure Tues. 10.00am to 6.00pm. Readers, Vigil, John Corbett & Jimmy Collins,
11.00am, Amanda Coulson & Aine O’Connor. Knockanure, 10.00am Gerard Leahy & Brenda Clancy.
Collectors for January: Vigil, Eddie Flaherty & Michael Scanlon, 11am Eddie Stack & John Ahern, Knockanure 10am Margaret Carmody.

RACING at Ballyheigue Beach on Jan. 4th.

RECOVERY HAVEN will host a talk by Christy Kenneally “From Heartbreak to Hope: Coping with Cancer, Illness and Loss” at The Ballygarry House Hotel on 8th January at 8pm Admission is free and all are welcome.

THOUGHT: When people love each other, they are content with very little. When we have light and joy in our hearts, we don’t need material wealth. The most loving communities are often the poorest. If our own life is luxurious and wasteful, we can’t approach poor people. If we love people, we want to identify with them and share with them.
Jean Vanier

MARY KENNY author, journalist and broadcaster is the guest of the Diocese on Wednesday 8th January 2014 in the Gleneagle Conference Centre, Killarney.  All are welcome.

SCRIPTURE: Fr. Seamus O’Connell, Professor of Sacred Scripture at St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth and a priest of the Diocese of Kerry will explore over two nights – Jan 31st and Feb 7th 2014. A Gospel for a New People: Discovering New Life with Matthew’s Gospel in Ardfert Retreat Centre. Each evening will begin at 7.30pm and will conclude at 9.15pm.

Alcholics Anonymous : Are you worried about your drinking habits?
AA: Do you think you may have a drink problem? Contact your local AA meeting or telephone 066-7127820 or 087-0522911 for information or advice.

 “RADIO Kerry- Horizons” [email protected]  Sunday from 9am to 10am.  local religious and social affairs programme.

CRIB: For 40 years Rena Kenneally has been devoted to designing the Cathedral Crib in Killarney.

KERRY LIFELINE provide a support service over the Christmas holidays. Tel 064-6636416 to arrange appointment with a counsellor or call 1life helpline 1800247100 for 24 hour Tel support. Text HELP to 51444. Thanks to everyone for supporting all of our fundraising efforts in 2013.

Exhibition featuring 125 photographs from the Limerick Leader’s  archive will be staged at Shannon Airport early 2014,

ENTERPRISE START PROGRAMME: Applications are now being sought for the Enterprise Start Programme which will begin in the newly opened Red Door Business Incubation Centre in Newcastle West in early 2014.  funded in part by West Limerick Resources. See: or call the centre on 069 77751.

FATIMA 2014 Kerry Diocesan Pilgrimage 8th – 15th May 2014. Spiritual Director: Fr. Noel Spring, Ballybunion. Enquires to  021-4277700 or Maureen Harty 066-7131328.

FEAST OF EPIPHANY takes place on Monday January 6th It is a Holy Day of Obligation.

BALLYDONOGHUE Parish Magazine 2013, Est. 1985.
The magazine this year contains 250 pages of articles and a great many colour  pictures. The back cover has a fine picture of Ballydonoghue U16 Team who won the County League Division 1 in 2013 and the inside front cover has a fine picture of women leaving the church after a Mission in 1941. There is a youth section from page 3 to 34. Features Section 35 to 102.  Contains among others others, stories from Mick Finucane and Michael Barry. Lifestyle Section 103 to 126, includes story of Noreen Neville being proud for being an old fashioned hoarder.
History Section, page 127 to 170, include Thirty years ago, Ploughing match 1915, forgotten Soldier Michael Dee died 1918, Major events in Ballydonoghue from 1871-2013. Children’s Section runs from 171-194, has a creative corner and picture parade.
Sports section 195-214, gives a list of Ballydonoghue Minors and Olympic gold winner 1906 and of course a great coverage of GAA events. The general Section, contains, tributes, Weddings, Baptisms and Deaths. News from Kerry Emigrants. Letters and Creative writing and much more.

By M. M. Warner.
When the shadows of your heart assemble
In memory’s sombre halls,
And the skeleton of life’s regrets
Your aching heart appals;
. When your very soul seems freezing
For the warmth of a hope that’s lost.
Like a scuttled ship that’s cast away
On angry waves storm tossed;
When your heart is full of sorrow,
When fears oppress your mind;
When friends and those you love the best
Seem cruel and unkind;
Then seek some weary brother,
Whose hope in life is dim,
And soothe his fevered, throbbing b’row;
Relight the hope in him.
As you gently lead him upward
To realms of hope’s bright light,
You both have left the shadows
And the world again seems bright.
Christmas, 1913.

TOASTMASTERS: Wednesday, January 15 at the Desmond Complex from 8.30pm – 10.30pm. This will start off the new season and people thinking of joining are made especially welcome on that night. For further information contact Donnacha on 086 8494505.

POPE Francis will preside at the following liturgies
Wednesday 1 January:  Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and forty-seventh World Day of Peace. Mass presided over by Pope Francis in the Vatican Basilica (09:00 – 11:30).
All the events at which Pope Francis presides may be viewed on

Knocknagoshel Memorial to soldiers killed 1923

Knockanure Christmas Concert

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