Knockanure Notes — 29th January, 2017

ENROL: Scoil  Chorp  Chríost  Knockanure   Enrolment 2017 :   If  you wish to enrol your child in Scoil Chorp Chríost  Knockanure  please call to the school office,  between 9.30 a.m. – 12.30 p.m. any day  to collect your Enrolment Form.  School can be contacted at 068-49130. We will be delighted to welcome you and your child. Fáilte Romhaibh !

ACTIVE:  Mums & Dads – get active 9.30am every Thursday at Knockanure Community Centre also Step & Tone class at 7.30pm every Thursday.  For details Call Maggie at 087-9866553. Summer bodies are made in winter!!!.

PADRE PIO NIGHT: Friday Feb. 3rd. The evening Mass will be the Padre Pio Evening Mass beginning with the Rosary at 6.45 p.m. Evening Mass at 7pm. followed by the Padre Pio prayers & Benediction.

ICA:  Social Dancing Classes on Fri 10th Feb (6 weeks) at the Marian Hall from 7.30pm to 9pm.  All welcome.

KNOCKANURE COMMUNITY CENTRE:  Rambling House this Thurs night 2nd at 9pm.  Please note that the Rambling House takes place on the first Thursday night of each month right throughout the year.  For further details of the Rambling House ( Ann Flavin 086/3090948. Active Retirement Day takes place on the second Monday of each month. For info on all activities in the Centre phone  068/49799.

NEWTOWNSANDES CREAMERY: Best wishes to our new manager at the Creamery Joe O’Connor.  Thanks to Dominic O’Connell, Lixnaw, for his dedicated service to the Creamery, he has seen three generations, deliver milk.

CONGRATULATIONS to Johnny Stack, The Hill, who was elected Chairman of the North Kerry Board, recently.

QUIZ: Knockanure School competed in The Listowel Credit Union Schools Quiz which took place on 27th Jan 2017 in front of a capacity crowd in the Presentation Secondary School. 28 teams from schools all across the greater Listowel and Ballybunion areas took part. The local teams did well, but were not among the winners.

LOTTO: Knockanure GAA Lotto Results for Friday 27th January. No winner of €17,000 jackpot.

Numbers drawn were 1, 8, 10, 11. Lucky dip winners of €25 each were; 1. Aimee Lindsell, c/o Michelle Dore & Speedys; 2. Hannah Pierce, 24 Woodgrove Moyvane; 3. Patsy Meehan, c/o Goulds Shop; 4. Caroline Saccard & Fiona Reali, 10 Woodgrove Moyvane c/o Speedys and 5. Cornelius Moroney, Knockmeal Abbeyfeale. Next draw to be held on Friday 3rd February with the jackpot at €17,100.

AGM: The Knockanure GAA Football Club AGM will be held on Thursday February 2nd at Knockanure Clubhouse at 8:30pm.

SYMPATHY: The Knockanure GAA Football Club would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the Buckley Family Keylod on the recent passing of Neily and also to the O’Connor Family Gortromagouna on their recent bereavement. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. RIP

Anyone who would be interested in attending the GAA Healthy Club Roadshow for Munster on February 18th at 10am in Nemo Rangers club, please email [email protected]. This is a free event and lunch will be provided on the day. Ideally it would be nice to get trainers /managers/parents/players to attend.

NANO NAGLE SCHOOL will hold their 11th Annual Social on Friday 3rd February in the Listowel Arms Hotel. Tickets from Nano Nagle School, 06821942.

WRITERS WEEK, first closing date for entries 3rd February.

AGRI Seminar at the Arms Hotel on Feb. 1st at 8pm.

PIONEER: Mass Moyvane on Wed 1st at 7.30pm for Lena Kiely, thanks for her Golden Pioneer Pin.

DEATH has occurred of Mary Nolan (née Whelan) Glenalappa, Moyvane, and late of Sleaveen, Ballyduff. Mary died on the 21st of January, 2017. Predeceased by her parents Jeremiah and Hannah Whelan, her sister Eileen, and brothers Martin and John. Survived by her husband Connie, brother Pat, brother-in-law Billy and Con Frank Collins, sisters-in-law Violet and Moira, nieces and nephews. Requiem mass for Mary Nolan on Monday, the 23rd of January at 12 noon in Moyvane Church, followed by burial afterwards in Ahavoher Cemetery. Mass was celebrated by Fr. Kevin P.P. assisted by Canon O’Connor, Fr. O’Callaghan and Fr. McMahon.

Sympathy to Pat and Bridget Dalton on the death of Pat’s mother Hannie Dalton, Glenbawn, recently. Month’s mind mass was celebrated in Athea Church on 26th Jan. 2017 for the late John Hanrahan (formerly of Lower Dirreen and brother of Dan, Helen and Mary, who died recently in England

Death of  Eileen (Eily) Sheahan, nee O’Sullivan, from Glenmore West Strand in her 97th year on January 18 2017, buried in St Ita’s Cemetery Killeedy, survived by sons Pat,  Seamus, Denis, John, Francis, Joe, Gerard, Willie, daughters in law, son in law, grandchildren, great grandchildren.

The death has occurred of Nora Quilligan (née Enright), Caherdavin Heights, Limerick. Formerly of Elm Park, Ennis Road and Dirreen, Athea. Nora died (suddenly, in her 90th year). Wife of the late Michael, mother of Tom, Richard, Marie (McElhinney) & Michael. Nora Died 22nd January 2017.

Death recently of Sr. Kathleen Hegarty (L.S.U Sisters)  Ballyduhig, Listowel.

Sympathy to  Mary Stack, Glenalappa on the death of her brother Mike Stack, who lived in Dunstable and died aged 88 in the UK recently.

ANNIVERSARIES: Fr. Eddie Morrissey, Mai Trant, Michael Bambury, Eileen Holly, Davie McMahon, Dick Stack, Sean Histon, Sr. Peter Hudson, Anthony Kennelly, Pat Barrett, Patie Enright, Terry Wogan, Mike Brosnan, Bridie Stack, Patsy Stack, Paddy Brouder, Jer Woods, Nell Kiely, Eileen Ahern,Mary Fitzgibbons, Brendan Keane, Maureen Fitzgerald, Ann Kelly, Denis Noonan, Noreen Hillard, Eileen O’Connell, Nora Mary Stack, Sr. Thomas O’Connor, Bridget Leonard, Charley Bartishell, Jack McGuire, John Keane, John Dore, Joan Philips, Sr. Irene Stack, Nora Walsh, Ned O’Keeffe. Mass Moyvane; Mon    30th  at 10.00am for Mary Carrig, Cooraclare; Tues  31st at  7.30pm for Ciara Mullin, (niece of Gerry Mullin); Fri 3rd  at 7.30pm for  Fr. Michael Hanrahan, Sat 4th at 7.30pm for Parishioners.  Sun  5th  at    11.00am  for Tommie O & Una O’Sullivan, and Deceased Family Members.

Knockanure Mass; Thurs 2nd at  7.30pm, First Friday Vigil & Blessing of throats and for Michael McNamara, Derbyshire & his loving parents Michael & Kathleen. Sun  5th at 10.00am for James & Catherine Flaherty.

CONCERT:  Irish Trad band “Breaking Trad” play new music venue “Mike the Pies”, William St, Listowel on Thursday, February 2.  Doors 8:00pm, contact 087 9255230.

DANGER: Deirdre Walsh on her Radio Kerry programme’ Talk About’ recently had a piece from a Tralee Garda about recent scams which seem to be targeting people who have held on to their  land lines. See Garda facebook for more.

PLAY: Athea Drama Group comedy ‘Anyone Could Rob a Bank’, will be staged at the Con Colbert Memorial Hall on Feb 9th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 18th & 19th.

GAA; Moyvane Coiste Na nOg awards night was held  Friday night 20th Jan 2017, in the Marian Hall. We had the Minor All-Ireland cup together with our County minor players from Listowel (Brian Sweeney and Niall Collins) to present the awards.

Great turn out across all age groups from U6 to U16. We had a successful 2016 year winning county leagues in U12, U14 and U16, the U12s winning Div2a and Div3b was a huge achievement. The U10s were finalists in the Jim Corridan competition in Listowel. The U11s won our own Hughie Fitzmaurice tournament beating BallyMac in the Final and also won Div1 of the North Kerry League.

Thanks to Regina Galvin who did a presentation on Nutrition for players and parents.

The Fitzmaurice Family presented a cheque to the  Listowel community hospital from the Hughie Fitzmaurice Tournament.

We would like to thank our sponsors in particular Holly’s Gala Moyvane. Thanks to everybody who helped out on the night. Finally we would like to thank the parents and players without which we would not have a vibrant Coiste na nOg as we have.

Looking forward to a fun and successful year for all our players in 2017 !

ATHEA Bingo continues every Friday night in the Community Hall with tea and scones served at half time.

LISTOWEL BRANCH OF THE IRISH WHEELCHAIR ASSOCIATION:  wish to thank you for your very generous contribution to our Annual Church Gate collection last weekend which totalled €764.00.

LISTOWEL FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE. Taking a class can help you understand your tablet, learn how it works and how to make it more productive and more fun for you. Further details from (068 23584).

KERRY SAMARITANS are recruiting new volunteers. Information times Saturday 4th February at 12noon. / Sunday 5th February at 3pm. / Monday 6th February at 7.30pm. at 43/44 Moyderwell, Tralee, enquires tel: 0879158779.

TAI CHI CLASSES Commencing on Wednesday 1st February at 11am. in the Listowel Community Centre.

CÉILÍ North Kerry Wind Turbine Awareness group are holding A CÉILÍ in Moyvane Saturday 4th February 9pm – 12 midnight in Marian Hall to help raise much needed funds to protect our community. Workshop by Timmy Woulfe 8pm.

ST JOHN’S: Thursday 2nd, The Bold Brigid Cleary, a play; Thursday 9th, Stories of Eamon Kelly, details from 068 22566.

CAR BOOT SALE AND INDOOR MARKET:  West Limerick 102fm are pleased to announce a new Saturday Market and Carboot sale.  It will commence on Saturday, February 4 and will continue on the first Saturday of the every month.  Gates open 7.30am.  There are 50 spaces available both in the yard and the hall. For more information contact Bernadette at West Limerick 102fm on 06966200.

ARDFERT RETREAT CENTRE: 066 7134276. The Faith Prayed: Fr. Sean Sheehy, Weds 1 Feb 7.00- 8.30pm.  Ardfert Historical Lecture Series: Agriculture on the Crosbie Estate by Tommy O’Connor, Thurs 2 Feb. 8.00-10.00pm.  Keeping Hope Alive: Josephine Fitzgibbon & Mick Joyce, Sat 4 Feb. 10-4pm. Reflection Day with Bishop Brendan Comiskey: Sat 18 Feb. (open to all) and Sun 19 Feb 10-5 pm (for those in recovery, family & friends).

CANDLES in the Parish Office, or you may wish to get candles yourself and bring them along to evening Mass in Knockanure on Thurs 2nd where they will be blessed at 7.30pm.  Blessing of throats will take place at this Mass.  On Fri 3rd Feast of St. Blaise, blessing of throats and candles will be celebrated at the 7.30pm First Friday Mass in Moyvane.

ABBEYFEALE HARRIERS:  The Annual Hunting Festival begins on Sunday, February 12 at Walsh’s Bar Knocknagoshel with the Stonehall Harriers.  All meets at 11am, hunting is on foot and the quarry is fox.  It continues on Monday, February 13 in The Goalpost Bar, Tournafulla with the Macroom Foxhounds then on Tuesday, February 14 at Shanahan’s Bar, Strand with the Liscarroll Harriers.  It continues on Wednesday, February 15 in the Woodview Bar in Brosna with the Carraigshane Harriers moves to Flemings Bar in Scartaglen with the Dungannon Foxhounds, Tynan and Armagh Hunt and the Minerock Harriers – this is a Memorial Meet for John O’Connor.  It finishes up on Friday February 17 with a Memorial Meet for the late Jackie O’Grady with the Rooves Bridge Harriers and the Rockfield Harriers.  Food kindly sponsored by publicans.    Please show respect to Landowners and their property at all times.  Enquiries: Doug McGuinness (Hon. Sec. Abbeyfeale Harriers) 087 6829044 or Paddy O’Grady 087 6258933.  Supported Charity – The Irish Cancer Society.

LIMERICK TOASTMASTERS:   Toastmasters will continue on the first and third Wednesday every month until May 2017. Next meeting Wednesday, February 1 at the Desmond Complex, Newcastle West from 8-10pm.  Further information 087 7972855.

FUNDS: West limerick singing club fundraising for Cancer research on Friday 3rd of February in the Ramble Inn bar Abbeyfeale at 9.30 PM .

GLIN Historical Society will meet on Thursday February 2nd 2017 at 8 p.m. in Cloverfield Centre.

BALLAUGH WRENBOYS:  The Ballaugh Wrenboys wish to thank sincerely all who supported them on last St. Stephens Day. The Wrenboys collected €1950.00 for Nano Nagle special school, Listowel, Abhaile respite, Listowel and Milford hospice, Limerick. Each received €650.00. We would like to express our sincere thanks to Billy Mangan coaches for the use of his bus on the day and also to the driver James Mahony. Finally, we would like to express our appreciation for the warm enthusiastic welcome in the houses we visited.   Go raibh mile maith agaibh go léir.

NEW YEARS DAY SWIM:  Kathleen and the Harnett family would like to thank all those who took part in the New Year’s Day swim and to everyone who helped in any way. The total raised came to €10,815.00.   €500 each will go to Ava Roche and Daniel McAuliffe going to Calcutta at Easter and €9,815 goes to the Dialysis unit of Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

ABBEYFEALE WRITERS GROUP:  The Writers group have resumed classes. If you are interested in joining us, ring 06831198.

MEETING: Over the coming weeks, Kerry County Council will be facilitating a process to establish a Business and Community Alliance that will be the forum, to oversee the planning and implementation of initiatives that will promote growth and development into the future.

ADULT RELIGIOUS EDUCATION WITH FR SEAN O SHEEHY:  Adult Religious Education: 2: How your faith equips us to develop self-esteem and how to help people who feel worthless. Tuesday, 7.00 to 8.30 Parish Meeting Room, Listowel.

LEGION OF MARY meet every Wednesday night at 8pm. in the Parish Meeting Room. New members always welcome.

LAUNCH OF BANK OF IRELAND ENTERPRISE TOWN EXPO, takes place on Tuesday, January 31 in the

Glórach, Abbeyfeale at 6pm.

PERSONAL Development Course will run in the Further Education and Training Centre Abbeyfeale Starting on Monday 6th February and run for 6 weeks till 20th March. 10am to 12pm.

This very unique course is in two parts the second part to run in September. Free to be has been developed in such a way that it encourages and enables you to look at ways of: improving your daily life manage stress and stressful situations, develop relaxation skills & self care. If you are

interested in attending please book a place with Mary  087 9382883 or Nora  068 31198.

RED CROSS: The Limerick branches of the Irish Red Cross have just launched a recruitment drive for new adult members to join the organisation. With over 500 members attending over 250 events throughout the year, the services provided by the Irish Red Cross are vital to the City and County. More help is always needed however and the West Limerick branch are appealing for volunteers to join them in a variety of roles including fundraising, first aid provision and ambulance and mini bus

drivers. If you are interested in volunteering you can contact us by calling our dedicated volunteering line on 086 1425000 or by email at [email protected] . We will also be hosting a number of information stands in SuperValu and Tesco, Newcastlewest and in Supervalu and Tesco, Abbeyfeale from 12noon – 4pm on Sat, 4 Feb.

We will also be hosting a series of information sessions as follows: 7- 8pm on Tuesday 7 Feb  at Desmond Complex, Newcastlewest; 7-8pm on Wednesday 8 February at St. Ita’s Hall, Abbeyfeale

DIOCESE OF KERRY-TRÓCAIRE PARISH VOLUNTEERS:  ‘Faith cannot be just words or beliefs, but must reach out to others, especially those in need’ – Pope Francis.  Trócaire is looking for volunteers to bring social justice alive in parishes.  Info from Fr. Michael Moynihan on 087/6551902 email: [email protected] or Sinead Morgan 021/4275622 email: [email protected]

MARRIED: 20 Jan 2017; On this day 91 years ago Tom Kelleher married Mai Dore of Killeedy Cross at Raheenagh church.  Celebrant was Fr. James Liston, Best Man-Michael Kelleher, Bridesmaid-Nora Dore. They are responsible for 181 descendants to date, and we thank them for leaving a wonderful legacy.

VOCATIONS Event will take place on 17 &18 February in the Pallottine House in Thurles. This event is open to men from the ages of 18 to 40. Eighteen men attended a similar event last year.  Gathering at 6.00 pm and finishing Saturday afternoon – advance booking is required. Contact Fr. Michael Moynihan at 087 6551902.

PILGRIMAGE to Fatima: for the Centenary of the Fatima apparitions. Led by Bishop Ray Browne from May 10th to 17th 2017.Contact Maureen Harty at 066 7131328.

FEAST, Tues 31st Jan –  St. John Bosco (1815-88) founder of the Salesians to educate boy for life.  He also became involved in publishing Catechetical material for youth.  He is the patron Saint of Youth and Catholic publishers. Feast of St Brigid on Feb. 1st. There are only four canonised saints of Ireland – St Malachy (1094-1148), St Lawrence O’Toole (1128-80) and St Oliver Plunkett (1625-81) and St Charles of Mount Argus (1821-93), have been officially canonised. All the other Irish saints, such as Saints Patrick, Brigid, and Colmcille, are saints, as it were, by acclamation of the local Church.

Wed 1st  Feb  – St Brigid Patroness of Ireland – St. Brigid renowned for her wonderful hospitality, alms giving and care for the sick.  Her Dad wished to make a suitable marriage for her but she opposed it and insisted in consecrating her virginity to God.  She received the veil and spiritual formation from St. Mel and stayed for a period under his direction in Ardagh. Here in Ireland her Feast day marks the beginning of Spring.  The St. Brigid’s Cross in legend was used by Brigid to explain the Christian faith and remains a popular sign of God’s protection.  P.S.  Anyone gathering rushes these days and making St. Brigid’s crosses, can if they wish bring them either to Moyvane or Knockanure where I will gladly bless them and leave them on display over the coming weekend’s Masses.

Fri 3rd Feb – St. Blaise A Bishop in the Church.  He was a ‘late vocation’ as he started out as a medical doctor.  He was martyred in Armenia simply because he was doing so many good and wonderful things for the Lord.  Tradition states that he saved an eight year old boy who was at the point of death having swallowed a fish bone.  Since the 8th century he has been venerated as patron Saint of those who suffer from disease of the throat.  On Thurs in Knockanure at 7.30pm and on Fri in Moyvane at 7.30pm throats will be blessed.

CYCLING: Moriarty Listowel; “Cycling Ireland has announced the appointment of Eugene Moriarty, a member of the Institute of Directors, as the latest addition to their Board.

AWARE: Aware has volunteer opportunities for the role of Support Group Facilitator in Tralee.  Initial and ongoing Training and support are provided. Training will take place over three full days (11th, 12th February and 1st April) at a Dublin City Venue.

CHINESE: in St Brendan’s  College, Killarney. Certified by UCC Confucius Institute. 10 week course €50. Register with the school 064 6631021. First night: Monday 6th February 7pm.

PAY: Most public servants will see a €1,000 upward pay adjustment from 1st April 2017.

THOUGHT: Apathy is unconditional surrender where we are driven into hiding by unrealistic fear, and firmly held there by the misinformed belief that we are helpless to do anything other than hide. Therefore, apathy survives solely on lies and can be completely abated by truth. –C. D. Lounsbrough.

WOMENS world day of prayer is on Friday 3rd March, a wave of prayer will begin at the break of dawn on the International Date Line and conclude at sunset on the date line 24 hours later. Over 180 countries will take part representing all continents. Through World Day of Prayer, women affirm that prayer and action are inseparable and that both have immeasurable influence in the world.

DEATH: Nat Hentoff died, at 91, on January 7th.2017,  Hentoff called himself “a stiff-necked Jewish atheist.”

JOHN CONWAY SJ 40 TH ANNIVERSARY: To commemorate the  40th  anniversary  of  Br  John

Conway SJ, Missionary who gave his life at the Musami Mission Station in Zimbabwe, there will be

Prayers at his memorial in St John’s Park (near the Ashe Hotel) on Monday 6th February at 5.30pm


The Sydney Monitor (NSW : 1828 – 1838) Sat 27 Feb 1830, Page 4

Rural Ride collecting letters, sent by emigrants from America. See paper for long article.

Letters from America, collected and compiled in book of praise for American, way of life.

well-being of their children and grand-children, they were delighted beyond all description. They gladly gave me the original letters, with full authority to make what use of them I pleased, and I, on my part, promised them that when I had carefully read all the letters, and had copied them, and showed them to some gentlemen in London, and had perhaps, published them, I would return them

accompanied with a book (Morse’s Gazetteer of the United States), that would tell them the

situation, population, and so forth, of every county and town in the whole of that country.

I shall put the greater part of these letters into the “Emigrant’s Guide” (which will now

take me three weeks to finish and have published), making no change but in the spelling

of some of the words, and adding points, in order to save trouble to the reader. Thomas

Cooke gave me a letter, which he got from his daughter and son-in-law but a few weeks-ago,

giving him an account of the death of one of their sons by drowning ; and of this letter, l

will insert a small part, letter for letter: ,”It happened in this wise it is very much the

fashion in this part to learn to swim and by trying this poor dear creture he lost his life

i cannot tell you the day of the month when it happend for my trouble was so great

that i could not call to mind but it was not far in August dear parents we did not want

for frinds though in a strange land they buryd him very hansomly and it never cost us

a penny and now i must tell you how we are getting on in this world we are in, the

same place were we was (Hudson) and we are getting on very comfortly we have plenty to eat we never have to look far for food and we have got plenty for our use we have layed out above 100 dollers (22l. 10s, sterling) for housel (household goods) we have not got much stock but we have got a sow will soon farrow (have young ones) and we think of buying a cow or too we have had a

very cold winter the ground was covered with snow for three monts and we have some still but i have not felt the cold so much as i did in that old house at mounatfeld for we have got a good warm house and can keep a good fire.”

Now, my readers, pray look at this. This man (with a wife and six children) gets to New

York, a pauper, without a farthing in the world on the 19th of May 1828, and in March 1829, he has laid out 22l. 10s. English money in ” housel,” he has a sow ready to farrow, and he is about to purchase a cow or two ! Look at my Year’s Residence, and say whether I have not understated the various happy circumstances attending the labourer’s life in the United States. But, can you read the account of the burying of the son of this poor Englishman, without comparing the conduct of the

Americans with that of those barbarous monsters, who would sell the dead bodies of the

unfortunate English labourers to be hacked to pieces ? Can you read this account without being filled with fresh indignation against these monsters? Can you read this account without remembering the impious ridicule, which Hobhouse, when backed by his base gratis-feeders

at the Crown and Anchor, attempted to throw on those who were endeavouring to prevent

the consummation of this nefarious design against humanity itself? Ever praised and

blessed be the Americans ! Having first bravely resisted oppression, they provided a

place of refuge for the oppressed of other nations, they established a government that bids

tyranny blush, and they give to the rich of the whole world, a specimen of what Christianity

demands of them towards the poor ! I cannot quit this subject, even for the present, without observing upon the conduct of those who ought to be the friends and protectors of the people. They seem to look on them not as men and women, but merely as animals made for their service or their sport. Our ears are everlastingly dinned with the charges of immoralities committed by the poor.

I have known twenty different projects for correcting the “evil of pauperism ” but never of

one project for making the lot of the labourer better than it is. Look at the letters of those

English labourers ; and then remember the project of that insolent Irishman, who said

that rather than indulge them in idleness, he would make them dig, holes one day and fill

them up the next ! There must be a day of justice ; this ill treatment of millions of good

people never can pass off without some signal event. Every coxcomb Scotchman, and, in-

deed, almost every Irish political prattler, has his impudent jaws full of talk about the management of the English peasantry. “Peasantry” down the throats of the brazen

blackguards ! let them go home, and see if they can find there people to equal these “paupers” shipped off from Sussex to America ; people so neat in their houses and gardens, labourers so skilful and so constant at their work, people so moral, and, in all respects so good. And yet these are the people that the base, and degenerate, and cowardly English land-owners, abandon to be scourged by hired overseers !


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